Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Another year. Almost done.

...and thank God for that!  A few highlights aside, this has been one shitty year.  Okay the highlights: Lots and lots of classic Jerry Goldsmith scores finally saw the light of day.  Ditto for John Williams, from whom we actually received two new masterpieces (WAR HORSE and THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN) along with the release of his complete score for 1941 and an additional release of the actual film score for NOT WITH MY WIFE YOU DON'T, which came from the good folks at FSM.  Sadly FSM will no longer be releasing CDs via their label but the signs do look good that FSM mastermind Lukas Kendall will continue to "fight the good fight" and get many more film scores released through other channels.

My album came out earlier this month and has been receiving positive notices and moderate sales which is more than I could hope for considering my tiny little "Dog & Pony Show" setup. Some very pointed observations regarding lyrical content, production sensibilities and tone in general have been made by several listeners and it's good to know that my message hasn't gotten muddled in spite of it coming from my warped mind.

I've already completed the remix for the next single, which will be HAPPY?  I've decided to try something a little different with this single and will only be releasing a new extended remix along with a few non-album tracks.  No single release of the album version since it already exists on the album.  No point in overkill, right?  It shall be released in either late January or mid-February.

I've been making and posting a few videos on my Facebook band page of material new and (mostly) old.  I've found it a perfect venue to get some of the stuff that's been sitting around forever out there.  While my video productions are modest affairs, with mainly still images, they're communicating what I want and who could ask for more than that.  I'm still debating what route I should take with HAPPY? and if I should make a video or not and whether I should appear in it at all. Go and take a look at my vids and hopefully you'll enjoy the music as well.

Well, as this fucked up year closes and another, hopefully full of promise, approaches I can't help but get misty when thinking of everything that has transpired.  Good and bad.  For whatever it was, I'm just bloody thankful that it's almost over.  Here's to 2012 and I hope I can get to Arizona, California, Ireland, New York, Houston (or wherever I'm meant to be) before the world is supposed to end in December of 2012...if those Mayans got it right.  I don't want to be stuck here in Hawaii in 2012 and if you saw what happens to the island in the movie 2012 you know what I'm referring to.  I don't like "normal" heat so I know I won't enjoy being reduced to kindling on VOLCANO LAND.

That's it for now kiddies.  I hope your New Year celebrations go off without a hitch and that all of you have nothing but good coming your way!  Wish me the same please cause boy do I fucking need it!

TTFN,
Love to you!
Har

Monday, December 12, 2011

More album crap.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

CD Baby.

The album which is also available at CD Baby who has also distributed the album to Amazon and iTunes and it's also available on my Facebook Band Page. Use whichever method to purchase you prefer.  I am letting the album samples play out in their entirety for this week and then later after Saturday will include short samples so go and have a listen and if you like what you hear, HEP A BRUTHA OUT!  Cheers!

Here's the link to my CD Baby page:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/harrisonshinn

Harry

Monday, December 5, 2011

THE LiNE HAS ARRiVED!


The Album is now available on Amazon.com and iTunes.  The past three years that it took to finish this album were long and tiring.  I'm very happy with the final result and that's some kind of first since I'm never happy with anything that I do. I sincerely hope that you like it!


http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/harrison-shinn/id485595823

Had to re-upload this short viddy since I removed all of my personal stuff from my general YouTube channel.  All of the other stuff can be found at my new channel.  HarrisonShinnMusic.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Album is up at Amazon Worldwide!

Although it won't be ready for delivery until the 6th, the album is up at Amazon.com as of now.  You can listen to samples on the album page.  That sure was fast!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Line/dp/B006HP6RTA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1322991822&sr=8-2

This is the link for the US release.  A simple search will bring up the album in your region of the world.  Bang on!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

More album news

Just received word that the album was delivered to Amazon MP3 today and that's very encouraging news.  If it doesn't hit iTunes on the 6th at least it may be available by the date I had planned on Amazon.  Suddenly I feel better!  The link to the booklet will go live whenever the album drops! :-)


Although I started backing up the hard disk masters shortly after the album was finalised there are still a number of tracks still on the hard disk so I'm probably going to have to back those up soon and erase them to make room for any new material I may feel inspired to record.  As I have stated before the next project I want to work on is a ballet and I anticipate that taking a while to do since I've only written a few pieces for it and none of them have been committed to disk.  I have time though and I'm in no hurry to jump into another project since THE LINE isn't even out.  I just need to rest and let the batteries recharge!

Peace Out!
Harry

Friday, December 2, 2011

THE LINE Digital Booklet

Because the distributor was unable to include the Digital Booklet that was created for the album it will be made available for download at no extra charge.  It features photos, lyrics and song information.  The link will become active once the album has been released.


I was also informed by the distributor that there could possibly be a delay in the album being available on the 6th.  That, unfortunately is out of my hands as I have delivered the master to them and they have already delivered it to iTunes, whose schedule is either within 2 days or 4 weeks.  Here's hoping it won't be too long.  Fingers and toes crossed! :-)

Harry