April 2022 Patreon rewards: A 5 track exclusive blink182 instrumental cover EP, monthly updates, Jabun's 4th album complete and prepping for release + setting and reflecting on goals!
Hi everyone and hope you had a good March! As another month starts (no April Fool's jokes this time btw), another set of Patreon rewards arrives, and despite the main reward being another EP, it's going to be a stripped down rewards post this time as it's mostly the same as last time (sort-of). More updates to share too, though let's start with your reward EP!
This month I'm sharing with you the instrumental version of last month's EP, a 5 track collection of blink182 covers called "5 Tracks, 4 Years, 3 Piece Band, 2 Of Us, 1 Leap [Instrumentals]". It's an instrumental version of a present I gave to Eva on our 4th anniversary, and although there is much to say, it's pretty much a repeat of last month so feel free to read all about it in last month's post:
The tracklist is as follows:
01 First Date [Instrumental]
02 M+M's [Instrumental]
03 Wasting Time [Instrumental]
04 Eva [Josie] [Instrumental]
05 All The Small Things [Instrumental]
All Patreon supporters will be receiving an exclusive download of the EP (including music and artwork) this month, and if you're a $10+ patron, you also have an exclusive sneak peek at the final artwork for Jabun's 4th album to look forward to! If that sounds good to you then join me on Patreon to read more and download the rewards below as well as check out all of this month's project updates in full. Remember you'll be receiving all past rewards for your tier too when you sign up so check out the archives to see everything you can catch up on and hope to see you there!
$1 Rewards: https://www.patreon.com/posts/62327944
$10 Rewards: https://www.patreon.com/posts/62327945
Reward Archives: https://www.patreon.com/posts/50344842
Find out more: https://www.patreon.com/NickStanding
Onto this month's updates, I've been busy playing cello again for World Beyond as well as fixing up that Leslie rotary speaker I'm currently building, which is now fully working electronically and just needs to be put into a proper wooden box and finished (it's sounding amazing btw)! The BIG news for this month however is that that Jabun's 4th album is finally complete, and I've been super busy over the past few weeks preparing for its release, completing all the admin work, sorting out album streams and promo plans, uploading to stores etc... It's now only a few weeks until the album will be formally announced along with a prerelease single and pre-orders opening, and [NAME REDACTED] is set for release [DATE REDACTED]! The dates are concrete now so I've just got to make sure I can keep up with all the pre-release preparations! Wish me luck, it's going to be a busy month ahead!
Finally this week, it's time to set and reflect on some more goals! Here's what I set for March:
1) Finish master WAVs + Mp3s / Flacs for Jabuns new album
2) Get the Leslie Tremolo Unit fully working electronically and mechanically.
And a pretty successful month if I do say so myself as things went above and beyond these goals. Both were completed as previously mentioned, but I got SO much more sorted for Jabun's new album too! Worldwide distribution has now been approved on iTunes, Spotify, etc... and it's really just the YouTube and Newgrounds streams to sort and check, the Bandcamp page to finish, a little bit of promo artwork to make (website banners etc...), and the Patreon rewards to sort out. The Leslie's also doing well too, I really just need to go get the wood for it and start the construction work (it's mostly designed now too). With those goals set, and it being this time of year, here's what I'll be setting for next month:
1) Do my taxes
2) Renew the website, etc....
3) Finish preperations and launch pre-orders for Jabun's 4th album
4) Build the Leslie speaker into a functional cabinet
All those goals seem pretty self-explainatory, though it's going to be a challenge fitting it all in. For the Leslie, while I do hope to make it pretty with indicator LEDs on the footswitch and a tolex cover with a grillcloth front panel at some point, I'm only going to be aiming this month to get the structural and functional woodwork done. Aethetics and bonus bits can wait until later, but if there's time for it then that'll be fun too! Anyways, wish me luck. It's going to be a hectic month ahead and I hope you have a productive month too!
And that about wraps things up for this post! More rewards will be coming sooner than usual to coincide with the announcment for the new album in a few weeks, so I hope you're looking forward to that and are excited to hear what I've been up to. Until then, thanks as always for supporting my projects, and all the best, take care and enjoy the music!
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