The pre-release single Turing Machine from Jabun's upcoming Generation Supernova album is OUT! Pre-orders are now open on Bandcamp + more Patreon rewards are out in celebration! Generation Supernova releases on April 15th 2021! (+ some BTTB updates!)
Hi everyone and hope you're having a great week so far! It's been an incredible one here at JabunAudio with both Jabun AND Better Than The Book working hard on new material at various stages! Drums for Better Than The Book's upcoming 3rd album are sorted (until it's time for mixing), and I've been getting deep into guitar recording experiments preparing the finest tones before I hit the red button, as well as learning about "cabinet impulse responses" which has been very interesting! Initially I was hoping to bi-amp my Orange and Marshall amps for some enhanced tones, but after much tweaking, turns out they sound VERY similar in context so I'll likely not bother, and stick with one or the other depending on the specific tracks. A package of components also just arrived in the post for some huge and LONG overdue guitar servicing jobs before I start recording too, so I'm excited to get on with those when I can (more on that when it's all done and fingers crossed everything goes smoothly)! Onto Jabun and the main news for this week, as you can tell by the title of this post, it's been a big week for Jabun's upcoming 3rd album, so let's get straight to it!
After last week’s big announcement of Jabun’s brand new 3rd album “Generation Supernova”, I’m super excited to share with you today the album’s pre-release single “Turing Machine” as pre-orders open on Bandcamp! Check it out below:
A special thanks to everyone who stopped by for the premier and made for an exciting Monday evening too. Hope you all enjoyed yourselves!
Pre-order Jabun’s Generation Supernova album and pick up the pre-release single “Turing Machine” on Bandcamp:
Generation Supernova is a 37+ minute collection of 4 tracks exploring generative music methods in the studio. Each track utilises a carefully designed system set up to generate a never-repeating and ever evolving soundscape which was conducted and guided to build an emotional and developing journey from the first note to the last.
The pre-release single “Turing Machine” utilises 4 evolving sequences generated using an initial input fed into a deck of cards and a coin flip acting as a very basic modular synth style Turing Machine. You can see the original handwritten manuscript including the sequences, generation rules, and more in this album’s bonus materials on Bandcamp and Patreon!
Generation Supernova was a fun and rewarding exploration into generative music methods, with each piece very much the result of the unexpected fruits of conducted chaotic experiments in the studio, much like the 15-4-20 album. Whether you sit down to listen intently, have it on in the background while doing something else, or simply immerse yourself in the sounds, I hope you enjoy these semi-ambient, generative experimental soundscapes, from the strange early months of 2020.
Now that pre-orders are open, you can also check out the full tracklist, album credits, special thanks and descriptions on the Jabun – Generation Supernova Bandcamp page! Read more below and I hope you have fun exploring:
Generation Supernova will be released to the public on April 15th at 8pm BST, but of course my supporters on Patreon have lots of rewards to grab today in celebration of this new album and single launch!
For the $1 patrons, you’ve got the album cover art and an mp3 download of the pre-release single “Turing Machine” today + you’ll of course be getting the full mp3 album and all the additional artwork and bonus materials when they’re released on April 15th as well! Only a month more to wait!
$1 rewards: https://www.patreon.com/posts/46779666/
For the $5 & $10 patrons, in case you missed it last week, you’ve already been given early access to the full album download package! All 4 tracks (Mp3 & WAVs) and all artwork including a high resolution scan of the original handwritten Turing Machine Generation Manuscript! For the $10 patrons, you’ll also be getting an exclusive unreleased Jabun demo from the writing sessions of 2019/2020! Check out the rewards below:
$5 rewards: https://www.patreon.com/posts/46779658/
$10 rewards: https://www.patreon.com/posts/46779661/
If any of that sounds good to you, then become a patron today for as little as $1 a month and remember that you’ll be also getting access to all past rewards for your tier including the full Better Than The Book and Jabun discographies, many Patreon exclusive bonus tracks and more! I hope to see you there!
Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/NickStanding
Explore past rewards: https://www.patreon.com/posts/44575319
That's it for today's post! Next week's looking to be heavy with preparing for recording guitars for Better Than The Book (as well as Jabun promo work and some other admin things), so should be an exciting one with more stuff to report next time! Until then, I hope you’re as excited as I am for the album launch on April 15th and I hope you have a great month ahead listening to “Turing Machine”! Thanks as always for supporting Jabun, Better Than The Book, JabunAudio and my various projects however you can and take care, all the best, and have a great time!
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