Debut Jabun album recording finished + final track list revealed! Better Than The Book now streaming on the Dozmia app (and 3 days until the bonus album) + SoundCloud clear out, another Dino Achievement and some A P O T H E O S I S game footage!
It's been a super hectic week finishing off recording for the Jabun album and preparing for the next week's Better Than The Book bonus album launch (amongst other things), but there sure is a lot of cool stuff to tell and share this week! Hold on to your hats because this one's going to be an exciting one. Lets get straight to it!
First of all, I'm super pleased to announce that writing and recording for the debut Jabun album (which is still in need of a final title), has been completed! Sessions have been sorted ready for a final mix and master and all that's left to do apart from that is decide on an album title, sort out artwork and of course do the truckload of background admin tasks needed to properly release music on the market. I can't tell you how excited I am to share this with you, and with over 12 years being Jabun online (and 5 years since the first Jabun electronic chill track (Free to download btw!)), it feels like this electronic / orchestral / chill album is well overdue and a landmark point in my development as a composer and producer! I can't give you an exact run-time just yet, as tracks have yet to be trimmed in the mastering stage, but I can tell you that the album will be approximately 42 minutes long in total. I'm also super excited to share with you as promised, the final track-list for the album! No ETA quite yet on the release date, but I hope to have the audio side of things finished by the end of February (depending on how other things fit in my work schedule), and a release in March or April! Hope you're excited as I am to hear it, and without further wait, here is the final track-list for the album!
01 Dreaming (Parts I - III)
03 The Grind
10 Dreaming (Parts IV - VI)
Get ready to chill!
Next on this week's news: more updates from Better Than The Book! Of course this coming Monday is when BTTB drops it's anniversary bonus album to celebrate 1 year since the release of "Two Years On" (and a great year it's been!), but there's also more news to share from my beloved Ska-punk project! In the spirit of spreading the work, the Two Years On album and One Small Step EP are now available to stream via the Dozmia music app! I'm not too sure about the inner workings of it all, but essentially it's an app for listening to and being recommended new music based on the music you've been listening to, and I'm super excited to share BTTB to an even wider audience and motivate more people with my music. Of course I'll be adding the new bonus album to the Dozmia library too after it's released, so expect to see that up there too by the end of next week! Hope you enjoy it and get ready for Monday!
Next, a bit of sort-of sad news to report. As feared for a while now it appears I've finally created too much music for my poor Jabun SoundCloud account to cope with, and since now Better Than The Book and Cyberdevil have their own pages to host the relevant projects, it is with sadness that I have removed the original BTTB and Cyberdevil streams from the Jabun account. It's a shame because this also meant deleting some really nice comments and words of encouragement, but fear not, you'll be able to listen to all the removed music on their new pages above, so no music is lost as such (It's also still on the HurpADervish YouTube channel too!). The moving of the music though, does have one major benefit in that now, I'm all prepared for releasing the new Jabun album up there too! A little while to wait but looking forward to it.
Almost done, and another dino celebration this week from Fun Station 4 Kids as my first ever audio post-production job "The Three Little Raptors and the Big Bad Tyrannosaurus Rex" reaches an amazing 6 million views on YouTube! Thanks so much to everyone for the support and I hope to be working on the next Three Little Raptors story soon!
And finally this week, it's been a while since I heard from Lars, developer of the game A P O T H E O S I S for which I'm composing the soundtrack, and I'm super excited (how many times have I said that this week?) to share with you some test game-play footage he uploaded to YouTube which includes some of the latest developments in the game! It's looking even more epic than the version I've been playing these past months, and I'm looking forward to working on the last few pieces of the soundtrack once it's ready for me. If you've yet to play the game, go ahead and download the free demo by clicking the link above (you'll only regret it if you get addicted), and to hear demos of all the music so far, feel free to check out this playlist on SoundCloud! Hope you enjoy it, check out the game below, and have fun!
And that's about it for this week. Of course next week, I'll be busy with the final post-release things to do for the new BTTB bonus album (my to-do list has been massive recently!), and if I have time I'd love to start on the mixing for the Jabun album too. Yu-Gi-Oh should be back on the cards (hehe) soon too, though currently, the director and I are having problems transferring the files, so hopefully we can get that sorted swiftly. I think that's about all the exiting stuff left to report. Be sure to stop by next week for the unveiling of the bonus Better Than The Book album at the very least, and hopefully I should have some more exciting news to report with it! Hope you all have a great and hopefully not too busy week, and thanks as always for support JabunAudio and the rest of my projects. Take care and see you all next week with a new album! Wooo!
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