CD shop is up!

20 May 2014 35 comments

Hello people!

I have updated the CD shop, where you can BUY my new CD right now!
If you only want a digital download, you can find that here or at bandcamp.

It’s a progressive rock album called Brighter Skies, and I’d describe it as quite experimental but still melodic and pleasant-sounding, and I’m very happy with how it has turned out!
Here’s a new interview if you want to know more about myself and the album.

I’ve decided to offer both a standard jewel case edition, as well as a signed digipak edition:

The jewel case is cheaper to press, and will be shipped from either USA or the Netherlands, depending on what region you want it delivered to. Not signed. This is the cheaper option.

The digipak will be pressed in a more limited number, and I will ship them out myself after having signed them. I will also include a signed photo, and to the 50 first pre-orderers, a personal drawing! (Tell me what you’d like me to draw along with the order.)

Those who have pre-ordered will also get the digital download for free on the release date, July 14, 2014.

Oh, and I’ve put together a little sample MP3 that you can have a listen to, although it’s difficult/impossible to pick out bits that summarize the entire album:

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  • Brennan said:

    I just pre-ordered the signed digipak. I can’t wait for it to be released after how much I enjoyed the previous one. Thanks Fredrik.

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Thank YOU Brennan! :)

  • Patrick said:

    I have pre-ordered!!! Ca you add personal drawing please?

    Thanks Fredde!!!

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Yup Patrick! I’ll send you an email right now about it. :)


  • Kit said:

    Yaaaay, I pre-ordered! :D
    Did I make it into the first 50?? My hopes are really up there for another drawing. ^___^

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    You did! :) There are around 20-25 drawing preorders left!

    And thanks!!

  • Ana Clara said:

    I pre-order the digipak :D Can’t wait for it, I bet it’s going to be awesome ^^ (but it seems like i was too late for the drawing,awn)

  • Jarno said:

    I just pre-ordered the digipak version. Really can’t wait for the album to drop! =) I believe it’s going to be one of the greatest albums this year with Transatlantic’s Kaleidoscope. Have you heard it yet btw? =)

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Ana Clara: Thanks! Actually you were in time for the drawing! :D At this moment, there are around 15 drawing-preorders still available!
    (You have to include what you want me to draw along with the order, otherwise I’ll just come up with something myself.)

    Jarno: Thanks! :) I haven’t been listening to much music at all the last year, because I can’t help but over-analyzing and comparing to my own music. And the mixing.. I can’t just enjoy it.
    But yes, I have listened through Kaleidoscope once, and I recall thinking that “Black as the Sky” was the one standing out as the most interesting one!

  • Jarno said:

    Thanks Fredde for your answer. =) Black as the sky is really great song, although I prefer more the two epics. =) I didn’t realize to include that drawing request in my order. Can I still add that request somehow? =)

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Jarno: I’m usually an “epics” guy, but on a first listen, there wasn’t much that stood out for me in those tracks! But they might grow on me whenever I feel like listening more.

    I sent you an email about the drawing request! :)

  • Jarno said:

    OK, thanks! =) I’m an “epics” guy too and I also didn’t like them at first listen. I was kinda disappointed. I was expecting something more complex and proggy, but they really grew on me after a couple of spins. =)

  • Gunnar said:

    Just pre-ordered the digipack bundle but forgot to include a request. Can I somehow still send that request?

  • Judith said:

    I pre-ordered yesterday but I didn’t know where to put the request at the time. Can you send me an email?

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Hehe, I’ve sent you emails, but I recommend future pre-orderers to include the drawing request along with who to sign it for! :)

    10 left!

  • Benjamin said:

    I just bought the package with both albums :-D I included the drawing instructions in the “sign to:” section. Is the 12 page thing included? :-)

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Benjamin: Yup yup! ^^ You’ll get it all! :) Thanks!!

  • Anthonyf said:

    Hey Fredde, I’ve just purchased the digipack version of your new album =) I’m still listening to your first album, it’s very good stuff ♪♫ !!
    I’m sure that your second album will be at least as awesome as Thirteen eight =D


  • Mariló said:

    Hey Fredrik,

    How many drawings are left?

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Thanks AnthonyF! :D

    Mariló: Maybe… 5! I will remove the “including drawing” text once I’ve had the 50, so don’t worry about ordering and not getting a drawing. :)

  • Camille said:

    Hi Fredde ! I pre ordered the two albums bundle but I didn’t received a confirmation mail (I bought it with PayPal). Should I wait for it ? Have you receive my payment ?
    Aaaaand how many drawings left ? :D
    See you ! Camille

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Hi Camille!

    Your order came through, so there’s no problem! :) Unfortunately there are no drawings left. :/


  • Joseph said:

    Hey Fredde,

    My mother (Geraldine Chaplin) was kind enough to allow me the use of her credit card to order the two album collection thing (’cause I’m a teenager with no kind of bank type thing and such).

    She never received an e-mail about her order, so I was just wondering if it came through correctly. I’m hoping it did, ’cause I think I ordered it in time to receive a drawing.

    Thanks and such,

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Hi Joseph!

    If money has been transferred, the order has come through properly. :) Which it has in your case, so no worries!

    You’ll get a drawing too, but you didn’t specify a request. I’ll send you an email about you right now!


  • Alex said:

    Oh man it sounds awesome, really looking forward to it!

  • kjhovey said:

    So excited! Been waiting a while for this to come out… I still listen to Thirteen Eight weekly (specifically the later half… so I’m happy to hear this one is even more so experimental!). Sad I didn’t see this earlier to be one of the first 50 preorders, I still have the Vulpix picture from the first album! Talented artist.

  • Jarno said:

    Just listened that sample, it sounds so great!! It seems like it has everything I personally like with music. Well ok, I bet there isn’t rap, but that’s just good thing in this case. =) Can’t wait to listen the whole album and see what kind of drawing you come up with. =)

  • Camille said:

    Hi Fredde! I saw that some people received your cds but I still have nothing… Can you tell me if it has been dispatched ? Or if it will be soon ? I can’t wait !! Even more since I read the comments about your cd :p Thanks ! Camille

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Hey Camille! Sorry, I’ve been so very busy with moving and stuff, and now I’m traveling. But yes, I’ve shipped out ALL the orders, so they should arrive to everyone within 1-10 days, depending on how far away you live! :)

    I should be more high-tech and send out a mass-email to let everyone know, but, I figured that you’ll notice any day now that the CD arrives anyway..

    If anyone hasn’t gotten their package within 14 days though, please contact me and we’ll solve it!

  • Camille said:

    Thank you for the answer Fred! Within 14 day from the july 14 ? I can’t wait pouahah :D good job !

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    No, within 14 days from july 25. :/ I didn’t get the CDs to my apartment until july 24, and I shipped them all out the day after.

  • Camille said:

    Ok Fredde… I RECIEVED THE CD BUNDLE THIS MORNING :D with a drawing, a signed picture and the pack signed too… so happy !! I shouldn’t have to talk as fast ;) thank you so much !
    PS: in love with the swedish stamps.

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Haha, good to hear, Camille! :) And I’m glad you’re happy! ^^

  • Kit said:

    MY CD ARRIVED! I’m so happy! <3 Even though I've been listening to it for awhile because I got the digital download, it's nice to have a physical copy, too. :) And, I LOVE THE DRAWING, FreddeGredde! The honeybees are so cute. Really, the drawing didn't remind you of me?? But I think you chose a very good one, anyway!

    I was thinking I would post a photo of it, but the forums are gone!! When did this happen?! I am always the last one to know. :s

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Hey Kit, glad you liked it! :) As for the forum, it was so inactive that I thought it would be better to just remove it. (Or well, hide it. The old content still exists, but you can’t access to it.)

    Hmmm, I suppose if you want to show pictures, is the best option.. :/

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