Announcing updated REWARD ARCHIVE posts for 4th October 2018 -> 8th June 2022 including my full discography: BTTB, Jabun, Nick Standing, covers, mashups, articles, demos, exclusives and more, discussing my future on Patreon + monthly news and goals!
Hello everyone and hope you've had a great June since the last post! Today I announce the updated set of archive posts for all rewards covering from 4th October 2018 (when I started on Patreon) to 8th June 2022 for the convenience of Patreon supporters and new patrons, as well as discuss my future on Patreon going forward.
These past months' rewards cover the full discographies (as of 8th June 2022) for my ska punk / pop punk project Better Than The Book, electronic / cinematic / ambient project Jabun, originals and covers as Nick Standing, as well as bonus tracks, mashups and more, and the REWARD ARCHIVE is here for your convenience so you can pick up all these rewards (Mp3s, WAVs, artwork and more depending on your tier) in one place when you sign up on Patreon. No need to search through all the posts manually: Just click the link to the REWARD ARCHIVE below (which will be pinned to the top of your feed when you sign up), select the archive for your tier, dig in and enjoy the music! Hope to see you in the comments!
Become a patron for as little as $1 a month to access the REWARD ARCHIVE below and all new music as it's released:
Music rewards include:
Better Than The Book's full discography (as of 8th June 2022):
Jabun's full discography (as of 8th June 2022):
As well as:
For those of you on the $10+ DEMOlition Pigeon tier, you also have access to all the work in progress, demos and behind the scenes monthly articles too including:
With my entire back catalogue of music now uploaded and archived on Patreon, there will no longer be regular monthly music rewards, but I'll be aiming to release at least 1 Album / EP a year and will continue to post monthly updates on what I've been up to and project progress as well as the monthly behind the scenes DEMOlition Pigeon rewards for the $10+ patrons starting August 2022 (next month). More Better Than The Book will be coming next as I'm busy recording/producing the project's 3rd album, but until the next post and then, thanks so much for supporting Better Than The Book, Jabun and my various music projects on Patreon, and I hope you enjoy the music (and articles) above and to come!
Onto some monthly updates, it's been a super hectic one this time with a fair few trips away as well as some unfortunate time off ill. There's been lots of (going to) gigs with an amazing trip to see Gorillaz (as well as Dreamcatcher and a whole load of other bands), Suzanne Ciani in Quadrophonic (an amazing experience), and finally the Red Hot Chilli Peppers (supported by Thundercat) for a fun birthday/retirement celebration for my Dad! Fantastic musicianship all around and those former 2 headliners especially have been a huge influence on my Jabun work, with RHCP's Flea being a huge inspiration to my bass playing too!
Meanwhile between those fun days out, I finally got the dreaded Covid which was no fun at all, put me out of it for about a week and has left me with some extended health difficulties even after "recovery", all of which very much hindered my goals for the month... When I was working however, I've been back to arranging horns for the upcoming Better Than The Book projects, as well as recording a few ambient Jabun jams and being back to working on some not-sure-if-secret-but-I-don't-think-so animation audio work for the biggest animation job I've had yet! Very exciting times there and I can't wait to show you when the time comes later this year!
Speaking of upcoming projects, with my music backcatalogue all out now, I thought I'd share an update on what's in the pipeline to come and where it's at. I'm a bit swamped with freelance and other non-audio work at the moment, but in terms of personal projects when I have the time to persue them, the next one I'm aiming for is as you probably already know Better Than The Book's next album project. There's a 10 track ~35+ minute album in the works + a 4 track ~13+ minute bonus EP and instrumental versions of each, and all of these are just awaiting the horn parts, vocals and a couple of extra things + the mixing and production, artwork etc... Unfortunately things are going rather slow at the moment, and the illness with Covid has really done a number on my voice and lungs so I'll need to really train up to get back to full health there (majorly sucky). I'm aiming to release the first of these 4 grouped BTTB projects at some point next year (the 10 track main album), then releasing the others at (probably) 6 month intervals to space things out. There's certainly a lot of BTTB to share and I'm really looking forward to getting it out into the world!
On top of that, there's still over 70 minutes of Jabun demos as well as a few more live jams to share, though that's much less structured at the moment. I'll aim to get back to that after the Better Than The Book projects, though I'm very sure it's all going to keep me very busy on top of freelance work and non-audio work. All in all, lots of stuff in the pipeline though unfortunately no concrete ETAs just yet, but I'll keep you all updated with what's going on each month and if you're a $10 patron, you'll have demos and behind the scenes peeks too.
In terms of other news this month, Inner Space was featured on the Tank Tribune No.61's phonograph playlist on Newgrounds! Thanks as always for sharing the music TTT and keep up the great work!
And finally for this post as usual, let's take some time to reflect on goals for the month. Here's what I set last time:
1) Update the Patreon reward archives + general page
2) Finish all of the Better Than The Book Horns for the new album (x8)
And 1) was done pretty well, but in between all the trips away, illness, and other work, I've unfortunately barely made a dent in 2) only managing to finish 1/8 horn parts... There has been a fair amount of progress on most of the other 7 though none of them are quite complete yet. With that said hopefully next month will be a bit better in terms of production, so let's set some more goals for July:
1) Finish all of the Better Than The Book Horns for the new album (x7)
I think times are going to be very busy with freelance work and other things so that's the only public goal I'll be setting this time, and given last month's perforance I think it may be a stretch but we'll see what I can muster! Wish me luck and I hope you all have productive months too!
That about wraps things up for this post. I'll be back in August for the usual Patreon reward posts (apart from there being no new monthly music), but until then I hope you have an amazing July to come and thanks as always for supporting my music however you can! Take care and I can't wait to show you what I've been working on!
Nick Standing; Better Than The Book; Jabun!
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