The $5+ Patreon rewards have been sent out: Jabun - "Apollo" with an in depth look into Better Than The Book's "Hopes and Dreams" for the $10+ patrons, an amazing new cover song from World Beyond + some small updates!
Hi everyone and hope you've been having a great final week of November! For once, there's not been much going on over here at JabunAudio this week as I've first been away visiting family, seeing the Australian Pink Floyd, and bringing my cello back to the studio, and then dosed up on Lemsip in bed these past few days (I suppose that's what's to be expected after sharing a room crammed full of 1000s of rock fans). Worth it in any case, but I've been resting up instead of working as of late. As such there's not really much to report this week apart from the latest set of $5+ Patreon rewards going out yesterday, but there is an amazing new cover song to share from World Beyond too, so let's get to talking about all that good stuff!
So first of all, yesterday was the final Wednesday of the month which means another set of Patreon reward posts for the $5 and $10 patrons are out, and this time we're continuing with the 2013 Jabun back catalog of music with another original track: "Apollo"! "Apollo" was released back in March 2013, and was another track where I was still experimenting with finding my own voice as Jabun too. It's got a more beat driven chillstep vibe to it, and the instrumentation and overall feel were heavily influenced (perhaps a little too much) by one of my finger-drumming heroes Araabmuzik, known for his lovely MPC performances. Interestingly too, "Apollo" is the only Jabun track to date which features my own lyrical sung vocals, and was the first track which I recorded vocals with my SM27 mic too. Of course having received such a crisp and clear sounding condenser mic for Christmas 2012, the first thing I did was negate all that clarity by running the vocals through a telephone style effects chain! Whatever the case though, I'm still pretty happy with the way this one turned out, and it was the first Jabun track to get a little bit of external attention too, even if that was by someone using it to launch their own YouTube music showcasing channel without asking permission first... oh well! In any case, without further wait I hope you enjoy "Apollo"!
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfjunS79UgE
Get the $5 reward now : https://www.patreon.com/posts/5-reward-jabun-31102206
For the $10+ patrons, I'll be diving deep into the creation of the final and title track from Better Than The Book's recent "Hopes and Dreams" album! Become a $10+ patron to access that article and many more 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 new 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!
Get the $10 reward now: https://www.patreon.com/posts/10-extra-reward-31102207
Find out more about my projects on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NickStanding
Next and finally this week, I just wanted to share with you the latest amazing cover song from World Beyond and Marica Vilibic, and I really think they've outdone themselves with this one! While I wasn't directly involved with the production and performance in this one, over the past few weeks, as has become usual for eachother's projects, I've been listening through and acting as Vlad's 2nd set of ears during the final mixing and mastering process for this track and my lord I really think it's his best orchestral production to date! Check it out below, especially if you're a video games fan and congrats to Vlad and Marica for putting this all together! Simply stunning!
That about wraps things up for this post! I'm hoping to be back to good health and working on the new Jabun album (and other things) by the next one but in any case there'll be the usual monthly reflections in the next post at the very least! Until next time, I hope you have a great final week of November / start to December and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and my various projects! Take care!
Nick Standing; Better Than The Book; Jabun!
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