Jabun - Daydream now on Newgrounds, some lovely visuals for YouTube, a demo reel to come + JabunAudio is moving next week!
It's been a fairly busy week winding down work as JabunAudio has confirmed and set the moving date for May 20th! Less than 10 days left which means I'll unfortunately have to close commissions while I pack away the studio, and that JabunAudio will be closed for most audio work until the new studio is set up. Hoping to have everything sorted to start up again for the start of June, though I'll keep you all updated with how that goes. Not a whole lot to report this week, and I imagine the next few weeks will be similar, but there's still a little bit to show and tell. Let's get to it!
Firstly (and mainly this week), the beginning of the week was spent finishing off the admin work for the new Jabun album, Daydream, and I'm pleased to announce that the full album is now available for track by track streaming (and reviewing) on Newgrounds! Feel free to explore the playlist here and leave some comments if you wish. Unfortunately, Daydream did not make the cut for Pandora Radio which is a real shame (especially since they gave no reason for the rejection), but after reading more about other people's experiences it seems like they're just REALLY picky on what they add, even rejecting some top charting artists. If anything, while it's quite the disappointment for Jabun, it feels more like a compliment that Better Than The Book actually made it onto their list, so there's that to be thankful for at least! To close the Jabun news for this week, my good friend and co-worker Vladimir Kuznetsov of World Beyond, kindly edited some videos for YouTube with enhanced visuals to accompany each track of the album. These videos will be released weekly on Thursdays on the HurpADervish YouTube Channel with the first arriving today! A huge thank you to Vlad for all his help on these and feel free to explore the World Beyond Blog for his thoughts on the album too. Hope you enjoy the video, and stay tuned weekly for the rest of the album.
And remember that you can find Jabun - Daydream on Bandcamp (with bonuses), iTunes and more if you'd like to pick up a copy. Many thanks!
Next and lastly this week, just a couple of small updates. Between admin work and tying up loose ends before the move, I've again this week been working on a little more Better Than The Book which is going well, though I'm reminded of the anxiety I felt at the beginning of Two Years On's production with that feeling of "S**T, I've gotta somehow outdo the last album/EP?!" Hehehe! After a year and a half break from the project, I think it's going to take a little warming into to get the ska-punk vibes flowing again, but I'm very much looking forward to sharing more music with you all soon! As well as some BTTB, I finally took the time this week to put together a new mastering demo reel too which I'll release once the new studio is set up (instead of releasing it now and having to turn clients away immediately). It was a tough pick curating this demo reel as I've produced and mastered so much music since the last one, so this new 2017 demo reel will feature some track from Two Years On, Daydream and more, demonstrating the subtle but powerful nature of the mastering art. Hope you enjoy it when it's released and if you're in need of any audio mastering, you know where to find me! I'll be aiming to release the new demo reel at the start of June.
And that's about it for this week. As mentioned previously the next few weeks are set to be fairly quiet but busy due to the move, packing up and setting up of the old and new studios respectively, but I'll still be aiming to chime in with the weekly blog post to keep you all updated and at least share the latest video from the Daydream album. Busy times ahead! Anyways, hope you enjoy the new video (and the album if you've yet to hear it), and thank you as always for supporting JabunAudio and the rest of my projects. Hope you have a great week, and take care until the next post!
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