Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Album Is On Its Way!

Just delivered the master to CD Baby so it should be good to go on 6 December!  I'm trying to find a way to include the PDF booklet that I created but if I can't include it I'll find another way to distribute it.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Album Just Grew Another Leg!

I wish I could contain that little monkey who goes by the name of "inspiration" but sometimes he just gets a bug up his arse and has to run.  Yes, I've added another track to the album and unlike the "Interlude" that I had intended on also including but later removed this one is a go! It's called "Nostromo" and was inspired by the novel from Joseph Conrad.  It runs 7:17 and is more along the lines of an art song as opposed to pop.  I was very excited to finish this one and surprised that it was done so quickly considering its adventurous nature.  This song is also very special to me since the film version was the last project that my favourite film director, Sir David Lean, worked on before his passing.  I've always been curious as to how the film would've turned out.  It would probably be another of his widescreen epics but alas we'll never get to see it.  Maybe someone else will take up the call?  The logo above was actually created for when the album was going to be called "Nostromo".  But when it wasn't completed back when I was working heavily on the album I simply put it aside and thought I might revisit it later.  It is a bit of an unusual song and may be a difficult listen to some.  However, I'm so pleased with the way it turned out.  No single potential but worth listening to on a good set of headies!

The album now runs a nice and full 47:07.  Anyway, Good Night and Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

WHEN i WAS A BOY Preview Clip

Here's an excerpt of the first single release from THE LiNE. This song will be available for free download on 29 November.  The album will be released on iTunes on 6 December.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Album Completed and Single Release!

Hurrah!  All is done! Mixes completed and everything is good to go!  As for the short instrumental track that I just added, it may be deleted from the album and included on the single release.  When I listened to the completed album with the new track included, it just didn't flow well so I'm still uncertain about its fate.  As far as the single release is concerned I am still working on a remix of the track and will be including two or three non-album tracks. The single will be WHEN I WAS A BOY.  The album version of the song will be available on NoiseTrade.com for free download and through other outlets as a paid download which will include the album version, extended version and two or three non-album tracks.  December is right around the corner! :-)

Late P.S. (19 November)- I'm not really happy with the extended version of WHEN I WAS A BOY so it may not be released.

Final Final Mixes?

14 November 2011; finally done with the album!  Added another track that is a short instrumental piece.  Pray that this is good to go! :-)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Final Mixes?

Finally got through a massive mixing session that's taken the better part of 4 days.  Are these mixes the "final-final" mixes?  I don't know.  I'm editing and compiling them right now into a final version of the album and hoping that everything is good to go.  Yes, the CD-R says FINAL MIXES, however I have about 3 others that also say that from 3 to 2 months ago.  With these mixes there were changes done to the songs either vocally, instrumentally or editorially and I've just got to live with them for a few days before they are really "final-final"!  I think I'm pretty much there...especially after taking such a long break since actual recording ended.  Anyway, my ears are pretty much shot!  I tried to include one more song but have been having a hell of a time getting a lead vocal down on it.  It's a short track and was just written and recorded yesterday, but the voice just refuses to cooperate and since the song is fairly sparse in it's instrumentation I wanted to vocal to really stand out.  Who knows, right?  There's still a month or so left so anything can happen!