Before sending out the first 60 pre-orders that included drawings (I had asked for requests, but most didn’t care, so don’t blame me if you’re unhappy with your drawing, haha), I filmed all of them, so that I would remember them, or something.
And well, to show you guys, in case you were interested.
So here they are:
Which ones are your favorites? ^^
A preview of my debut album Thirteen Eight.
My plan was to post the animated music video for The Star Song yesterday, to promote the release of my album, but it turns out that the guy making it still has lots left to do with it (even though it absolutely promised it would be finished by August). So, this little preview will have to do for now, and hopefully the next real video will be up soon.
I let this poll stay up a little longer than expected, but now I’ve changed to a new one!
I’m happy with the results of this one anyway! I mostly have prog rock fans, which is great, because that’s what I want to do! But I also want to make prog rock accessible to all people, so with my second album, I will continue with my quest to make experimental music popular! More experimental/progressive, more catchy/listenable!
Hello! Now I’m back again, and will continue to send out CDs to those who want them. :) I will also make sure that the animated music video for The Star Song is up as soon as possible!
The label has put together a little promo for my album, haha. It looks like this:
Hey, so I spontaneously need to get out of here for a while, so I’m going to Greece for a week today. :) So I can’t be sending any CDs during this time, sorry about that.
You can still hang out with people in the chat room though, they’re all very nice! (Nicar or Hanoi will answer any questions you might have.)
So yeah, have a nice week, and I’ll post a new video when I get back!
update 8 Sep 2011: In Greece, all is well. :)
The opening prog rock track from Thirteen Eight, featuring lots of majestic themes and odd time signatures.
I almost always do my best to compose something accessible, but end up with weird chord progressions and time signatures anyway! I just don’t want my music to be too normal. :) So here it is, the opening track for the album. Mostly in the time signature 13/8 (hence the album title), with lyrics written by Otto Olivera and drums played by David Schlein.
I hope you give it a few tries, because it might just grow on you. :)
(Oh, and next week I will post the animated music video for The Star Song. That one will be great, so I hope I don’t scare anyone away with this one, haha.)
A thunderhead of doom enshrouds
The faraway land they left behind
On ships, prepared and set
To roam, unknowing what they’ll find
Through currents of mystery
Hegira to relieve their plight
Every span they travel
Holding hands with lonely starlight
The youthful and seasoned émigrés
In vessels constructed with great skill
Geometric rigor to secure
A promise and purpose which they all would fulfill
In three fleets of seven, while
Tethered to each other tight
Any turn they travel
Guided on by lonely starlight
Home was laid to waste
Dissension and decay
Looking to survive
They chose to sail away
Scoping panoramic visual field
Hoping beneficial clues will be revealed
Seeking destination suitably fit
To accommodate them, and, as luck would have it,
A pathway to navigate
Doubtful and unsure
What more can they endure?
Will the choice they make
Prove to be a big mistake?
Time is now at hand
With tension at a peak
Does this course provide
The harbor that they seek?
Then, obstacles cleared reveal
A welcome and heavenly sight
Full of hope they travel
Led to it by lonely starlight
A sphere bathed in blue and green
With water and air so clean
Extending a hand in glee
They reach for their destiny
I finished filming the music video for the album opener, Lonely Starlight, today! So I will start editing it tonight, and hopefully get it done by tomorrow or on Thursday!
Empty couch, but the music will soon be heard~
By the way, a bunch of people have told me that they’ve received the CD now, and that they love it! :D That’s great to hear! I would also be happy if you posted photos of the things you got on the forum, especially if you got a drawing! Would be nice to have it all in one place. :)
And finally, you should ask your local music stores if they will have my CD, because if the demand is higher, it’s more likely that they’ll get them! Just a little pro-tip, haha.
Finally, all the 159 pre-ordered CDs are now shipped out! I spent almost two hours at the post office today, putting on stamps on 100 envelopes, and filling in customs notes and slapping them on all the non-European envelopes. Feels great to have it done!
There are now around 300 CDs still available, if anyone wants a signed copy. :) You can order one here.
Next step: Finishing the Lonely Starlight video!