Exciting times: Writing and production on the 2nd full-length Jabun album has started + winter downtime notice: JabunAudio will be closed from December 13th to January 5th!
Hi everyone and hope you're having a great week so far hopefully keeping warm! It's been a fairly busy week here at JabunAudio working on various upcoming projects, though there's not really much I can share or report on most of them so this'll be a pretty short post. There is one exciting project I can talk about though as well as some important updates for the winter period so let's get started with that!
First of all, as of this weekend just passed (November 16th), I'm super excited to announce that (concentrated) writing and production has started on my 2nd full-length album as Jabun! I say "concentrated" because I'm constantly gathering ideas for various projects no matter what I'm mainly working on at the time, but I've finally sat down and made a plan for this latest chapter of Jabun and it feels SO DARN GOOD to be back to writing and recording demos in the studio (and during my leisurely time too). With it being less than a week since I started working on it, it's still very early days but there's 7+ minutes of structured demos so far as well as 15+ track ideas I'd definitely like to pursue for the project from just my ideas folder alone (and those were only the ideas I thought appropriate for this album)! It's certainly going to be a different vibe to Daydream, that's for sure, though it's still me so there's some crossover in the style of course. The current plan is for a more far out and soundtracky feel and structure to the album, think Yoko Kanno and Hiroyuki Sawano soundtrack vibes, with a combination of orchestral, electronic, far out, and rocky / jazzy / metal vibes including some lyrical vocal work. I'm hoping to make this album around 1 hour in length, though judging by the amount of material I have to work on so far, I imagine it may end up being a lot more so I may split it up into various volumes if appropriate! Very exciting times I must say and I'm hoping to have this out (at least the first volume) by the end of next year (2020) if all goes to plan!
If you've yet to check it out, have a listen to my previous album from 2017 "Daydream" which is available in all the usual places as well as on Bandcamp! I hope you enjoy it:
Of course this is more chill than what's to come!
Next and finally this week, some winter downtime notice! Exciting family things are happening next month which means JabunAudio will be closed for a little longer than usual this winter, but I hope you don't miss me too much. The last working day for JabunAudio will be Thursday 12th December 2019 which will also have the final blog post of the year, and I'll be returning on Monday 6th January 2020 to get back to all the usual stuff with the first blog post of 2020 being on Thursday 9th! As per always, I'll not be able to take any audio work during this period and messages may receive delayed responses during this period. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience but I hope you take some time out during those weeks to lay back and have some leisure time too! I imagine it's still going to be very busy for me, just with different things to usual!
That wraps things up for this blog post! Another batch of $5+ Patreon rewards is coming next week and I'm sure I'll be working on this album some more (I just can't stop myself lately), but I'm sure there'll be more exciting news to report in addition to that when the time comes. Until the next post, thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and my various projects and I hope you have a great week to come! Take care!
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