Okay. Did a final lineup mastering to CD and on my Mac at 1411 kbps and am just living with these mixes for now. I can already hear a few things that I'm going to have to fix or redo but it's good to have most, if not all, of the recording completed and out of the way. I did write and record one more song that I'm thinking may end up being a part of the line up as opposed to being relegated to a hidden track or a b-side. Haven't really decided what the first single is going to be so I'm going to consult a few people to see what they think.
I'm working on getting things set up with CD Baby in order to get the album up on iTunes as well as a physical release but that will be done within the next few months or so then the album should be good to go in December. I'm thinking of recording a few Christmas songs to throw on board as a bonus too, but only for download and not on the album proper.
The other thing that has me excited about this project is that it's got a "normal" run time, roughly 40 minutes so it's not like RENDER in pushing the 70 minute mark which is just way too long. That run time works for RENDER because it dealt with so many different energies and went to so many different places but with the new album, the energies are definitely coming from a similar place so it doesn't need to be as long. Like I had said, I've managed the art of the 3-4 minute pop song and also, yes, these can all be categorized, if you must, as pop.
Right now I'm trying to get things like artwork and the PDF booklet together so that's occupying a lot of my non-studio time. There have been other things that have been taking precedence lately: My Uncle Gordon just passed away two days ago so I've been in a very dark and sad place these past few days. However, I didn't let it overwhelm me too long and I got my act together this morning in order to do some digital editing and fixing so that I could get the CD ready for me and the others I've chosen to let have a listen.