December 2022 Blog post: Another WIP Better Than The Book demo for the $10 patrons, World Beyond's new album "Blindsight" is out, Tales of Zale: "Flickering Lights" gets multiple awards on Newgrounds and a Spanish Dub + more updates!
December 2022 Blog and Patreon post: Another WIP Better Than The Book demo for the $10 patrons, World Beyond's new album "Blindsight" is out, Tales of Zale: "Flickering Lights" gets multiple awards on Newgrounds and a Spanish Dub + more updates!
Hi everyone and hope you've had a good November since the last post. It's been another tough and busy month over here and apart from some progress mastering the upcoming Jabun EP I've unfortunately not been able to get to any of my personal projects since last time. That being said, it has been a very exciting month for collaborative projects so let's share the good news there:
First up, I'm super pleased to announce that World Beyond's new album "Blindsight" is now out and available on all the usual platforms! Check out the link below for all the options:
And read more about it on the World Beyond blog below as well!
This'll be my 5th multi-track release with World Beyond (including the Revolt 3 track single, but not including other single releases), and this time I played cello on 2 tracks as well as put in countless hours of proof-listening and non-hands-on production assistance! On top of a wonderful album, Vlad's been busy putting together some amazingly animated music videos for each track as well which seem to be coming out weekly on the World Beyond YouTube channel! Check out the videos for the tracks I played on below and subscribe to keep up to date with the new videos as they arrive! Welcome again to our World Beyond and hope you enjoy the adventure!
Land of Serenity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofUgLd-w9fg
Onto other projects, Sif Savery's Tales of Zale: "Flickering Lights" has finaly come home to Newgrounds and was greeted with big praise! Not only did it receive a Front Page feature award before it even passed judgment(?!), but it also went on to receive the Daily Feature (1st Place) Award and the Weekly 2nd Place Award too! A huge congrats to the team and thanks to the Newgrounds community for their warm welcome and check it out on Newgrounds below:
On top of that, Flickering Lights has also received a complete Spanish dub as well! My role this time was mainly just to strip the English voices from my English language mix to prepare it for dubbing, but apart from any Spanish speaking parts, it's still me on the mixing desk as usual, and I must say that the voice cast sounded on point to me too! Check it out below on YouTube and hope you enjoy it!
Finally for this post, a quick reflection on monthly goals again, and as mentioned above it's been another very difficult month again so no progress at all with the ones set last time. As such I'll just be renewing the same goals as before, though it still may still be a while until I'm able to tackle any:
1) Finish the masters for the upcoming Jabun EP (Some progress made but still not finished)
2) Finish melodica parts for Better Than The Book
3) Finish cellos for Better Than The Book
On top of that, I also have some studio repairs to do and some guitar modding I'd like to do soon too, so those are on the list as well (though not formally). As before we'll see how it goes and celebrate any small victories as and when. Hopefully there'll be something to celebrate in the New Year.
That's it for this month's post unless you're a $10 Patron in which case you have another Better Than The Book WIP studio demo to listen to as well. It's looking to be a very busy and difficult few months ahead so I'm not sure how much I'll be able to work on my own projects for a while unfortunatley, but I'll try to keep up with the monthly updates as best I can, and expect to hear more updates about the upcoming Jabun EP soon. Until next time I hope you have a good December, Christmas and other Winter Festivities, New Years and beyond to come and thanks as always for supporting my music and projects. The next update will likely be a bit late as I hope to be away for New Years, but I shouldn't be gone too long. Take care, enjoy all the new music, and all the best!
P.S. Would you believe that Better Than The Book's One Small Step EP celebrates it's 10th anniversary since release at the end of December!? Crazy how time flies and thanks for supporting Better Than The Book for all these years! Hope to have some more tunes to you soon!
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