JabunAudio is open as usual during this pandemic, another LIVE and LOUD play-through from Better Than The Book: "Cathode Ray Days" (last live video for a while), a catch-up playlist for all the videos you missed + some more updates!
Hello everyone and hope you're all staying safe, healthy, and sensible during these unprecedented crazy times we're having around the world at the moment. As I'm sure you've heard, the UK (much like the rest of the world) is now on lock-down for the next 3 weeks (minimum) with no unnecessary leaving of homes or travel in hopes to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but fret not, I'll still be offering (almost) all of my remote services at JabunAudio as usual from my home studio. While you're stuck at home and need your tracks mixed or mastered or your animations post-produced (butchering the terminology there I know) I'll still be here for all your audio needs! Looking forward to working with you and seeing what silver linings you make from this current cloud we're all under!
And on the topic of lock-down, not only has Better Than The Book's debut gig been indefinitely postponed, but due to the current regulations, I can't even meet up with the band, or even take my planned downtime/holiday for Easter, so JabunAudio will likely be open for longer than usual for this time of the year (make the most of that!). On brighter notes for general news this week, I've been keeping busy composing demos for the upcoming Jabun album(s) which are now surpassing 77 minutes of demos for new projects! There's still a tonne of ideas I'd like to explore but I'm starting to settle on a theme for at least one upcoming album so perhaps I'll concentrate on that soonish. Exciting times! In other news, there's the final of the current Better Than The Book live rehearsal videos to share with you today so let's check that out below!
Another LIVE & LOUD full song play-through video to share with you today from Better Than The Book's first full band rehearsal back in December, and this time we're back to the Two Years On album for "Cathode Ray Days" in full for the finale of this live rehearsal video mini-series! Enjoy some TV nostalgia (amongst other things) below:
Nick Standing: Composer, guitar + lead vocals
Eamon Standing: Harmonica + backing vocals
Sam Brown: Bass + backing vocals
Andy Forman: Drums
"Cathode Ray Days" and the rest of the Two Years On album are available on all major digital distributors as well as the Better Than The Book Bandcamp page:
Or of course you can pick them up if you haven't already when you become a supporter on Patreon, complete with the full Better Than The Book discography and more when you sign up! Another set of $5 early access rewards was just posted last week too so come join the community:
This unfortunately brings us to the end of the current live video series taken from BTTB rehearsals I can share with you, and with the coronavirus stuff going around at the moment, it may be a while until we can practice together again and record some more... Fret not though, there's still some more non-live videos / new music to come next week (and in April) so subscribe to the BTTB YouTube channel to get them fresh off the press, and I'll see you next week for something a little different!
And in case you missed them too here's a full playlist of all the BTTB live videos from various practices so far! Enjoy:
That's about it for this week's update! I'll be back next time with another special video to share as well as more $1 and $10 Patreon rewards and of course the usual reflecting and setting on monthly goals! Looking forward to it and until then, thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio, Jabun, Better Than The Book, and my various music projects and I hope you have a great week to come! Stay safe, stay inside, stay sensible, and take care!
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