The $5+ Patreon rewards are out: Jabun's The Ocean Above & Noir + an exclusive sneak peek at a mystery metal cover song for the $10+ patrons, Better Than The Book's The Hardest Part [Instrumental] is now streaming online + more updates!
Hi everyone and hope you're having a splendid final week to July (man the year is flying by)! It's been a mostly busy one here at JabunAudio getting back to good health, finishing off another mix for next year's 3rd Jabun album (just one mix left to go now), and playing more organ and guitar as usual, with a bit more of an experimental vibe this week! A fair bit of news and things to share in this post with Better Than The Book's Hopes and Dreams [Instrumentals] album beginning its weekly upload of videos last Friday, as well as a new set of Patreon rewards for the $5+ patrons! Let's get to it and start with that!
So first of all, yesterday was once again the final Wednesday of the month which means another set of reward posts for the $5 and $10 patrons are out, and after a little break for Better Than The Book's new Hopes and Dreams [Instrumentals] bonus album, we're back to the 2016 Jabun back-catalogue of tracks again with "The Ocean Above" and "Noir"!
"The Ocean Above" was another track made from my temporary coffee table studio in Herne Bay and was commissioned by a good friend of mine, David Klein II, for background music for his YouTube channel while I was working on Jabun's Daydream album. Chiptune and chill, this track really brings me back to that summer of 2016 living by the sea with a limited set-up. In the background you can even hear field recordings of the sea at Herne Bay behind my favoured 808 drums and nostalgic synths. Great memories!
"Noir" on the other hand would have been the first track I produced as Jabun from my very first dedicated studio room (featured in the track artwork) in Margate, about 45 minutes down the coast! Margate was of course where I finished my debut album as Jabun - Daydream too. I do very much miss those days living by the sea! Short and sweet, Noir was created for a soundtrack / sound design competition with the hopes of winning some very nice Adam Audio monitors to add to my set-up. Alas, I did not emerge victorious, but it was a fun piece to compose, so I thought I'd share it here! Without further wait, I hope you enjoy the music!
Listen to "The Ocean Above" on Bandcamp:
Listen to "Noir" on the Jabun Music Website:
For the $10+ patrons, you've also got an exclusive demo from a mystery upcoming metal cover to look forward to! Become a $10 patron to access that and many more rewards now, and remember that you'll gain access to all historic rewards and posts for your Patreon tier too when you become a supporter! With the REWARD ARCHIVE tag it's never been easier to catch up with all those posts and music downloads you've missed too! I hope you enjoy them :)
Grab the $10 rewards: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37814830/
Grab the $5 rewards: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37815021/
Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/NickStanding
That's it for these rewards, and next month we'll either be completing the current Jabun discography with the 2017 debut album Daydream or perhaps revealing that mystery metal cover song! We shall see, but until then, I hope you have an excellent time whatever you're up to and thanks as always for supporting Better Than the Book, Jabun and my various projects on Patreon! Mp3s and art for this week's rewards will be out for the $1 patrons next week so look forward to it!
Next and finally this for this post, the weekly new music uploads have started and Better Than The Book's The Hardest Part [Instrumental] is now streaming on YouTube, Newgrounds and SoundCloud! New tracks from the Hopes and Dreams [Instrumentals] bonus album will be uploaded each Friday until the end of September! Check out The Hardest Part [Instrumental] below:
And if you like what you hear, pick up Hopes and Dreams [Instrumentals] on bandcamp along with the rest of the BTTB discography:
Or grab it here when you become a Patron for as little as $1 a month!
That about wraps things up for this week! Next time I'll be posting up another track from BTTB's Hopes and Dreams [Instrumentals], sharing the $1 Patreon rewards for August, as well as setting and reflecting on the usual monthly goals, and I'm sure there'll be more to talk about to come too! Until then, I hope you have a great end to July / start to August, enjoy the music and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and my various projects. All the best, stay safe, and take care!
Nick Standing; Better Than The Book; Jabun!
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