It's been a busy first full week of the year at JabunAudio, intense on few things rather than many things to do, so there's not a lot to report this week, but for sure, I think the things to share are exciting enough to make up for it! Some cool news ahead so lets get started!
Firstly, the beginning of the week was spent working on and finishing the recording / production on another track for the Jabun album. This one was called "The Grind", and along with the other tracks so far brings the total run-time of the album to around 35 minutes. Just 2 more tracks left to write and record I think, one a short interlude, and one a longer track, on sides A and B of the album respectively. Hoping to start tackling at least one of those next week, and after that it's just final mixing and mastering, artwork and admin left to do (and come up with a concrete name for the album). Still a little while to go yet, but it certainly feels like the album's on the home stretch in terms of writing / recording, and I'm still aiming for a spring release. I'll keep you updated with progress as usual as the weeks go by!
Which brings me onto the next and final piece of news for this week. It's coming up to the one year anniversary of Better Than The Book's debut album "Two Years On" and to celebrate I've been preparing a bonus album which will be released on February 6th 2017 (exactly one year on!). The latter half of this week has been spend preparing the audio and artwork as well as tackling the admin side of things, but I'm happy to announce that the bonus album is finished and ready for distribution! As to the contents of the album, well that'll all be revealed on February 6th, but it's just a little something to celebrate which people requested a while back while I get working on the third full Better Than The Book release (2018). Hope you enjoy it, and as with the Jabun album, I'll keep you updated here on how things are going, and make an official post about the release once everything is ready. Stay tuned!
That's about it for this week! As I said not much to report, but I think it's exciting stuff at least. What's up for next week? Well I'm going to try and finish off the admin side of things for the bonus BTTB album (I honestly forget how much paperwork gets filled for these things) + get started one of the final Jabun tracks too, though we shall see if anything else shall come to the table too (I've been informed that a new Yu-Gi-Oh! episode will be ready for me to work on soon). It's also NAMM next weekend which I'm excited for as usual (catching up on the news that is), and I'll be interested to see what cool new pieces of music tech are announced this year! I've seen that AKAI has released 2 new standalone MPCs which look incredible, and Korg have some limited edition synths too which look very nice! I wonder what else people will have up their sleeves! Anyway, until then I hope you all have great weeks and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and all my projects. I'll be away again next Friday, so the next update'll either be on Thursday or Sunday, or I might have a try at using this new post scheduling system that's been implemented recently. Either way, have fun, thanks again and take care!
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