Firstly and the biggest news of this week, as I'm sure you all know my debut album as Jabun - Daydream was released to the world on Thursday! It's been a long while in the making and with over 5 years of producing music as Jabun, I'd say it's well overdue too! So far the album's been well received, with some lovely comments online and lots of support. Thanks so much for everyone's help and support over my entire music career as Jabun. It's all lead up to this moment, and I'm sure this'll just be a stepping stone towards even more spectacular things to come!
With regards the album release itself, you can currently find Daydream on Bandcamp (the download of which includes bonus artwork), iTunes (just search for Jabun), as well as stream it on YouTube (Full album only) and SoundCloud! A full track by track playlist should be up on Newgrounds by the end of the weekend + a track by track stream will be uploaded over the next 10 weeks each Thursday on the Jabun and HurpADervish YouTube Channels. On top of that, the album is currently awaiting approval on Pandora and the Dozmia App for streaming too which should hopefully be sorted soon. I'll keep you all updated with progress.
Once again, I'd like to say a huge thanks to everyone's who's supported my music over the last few years and earlier. I'm so happy to finally be able to share these tracks which I've pour my heart into and I hope you enjoy these little glimpses of emotion and the step into my mind for just a day. For the full experience, feel free to read through the credits and album notes on Bandcamp, and without further wait I present to you Daydream.
Next and lastly this week, while I've still got a fair few bits of admin to do for the new album, after 3 weeks away from the studio I was itching to get some more recording done and so this week, I spent my spare time recording and gathering together the ideas to finally start work on a new Better Than The Book album! Crazy to think that Two Years On was released 15 months ago and I've not done any BTTB recording since (apart from capturing ideas on my phone's recording and note taking apps). Well that changed this week and I'm super happy with the current results.
Info on the album so far: I'm planning for another 30-40 minute album with 10+ songs, aiming to release Summer 2018. So far I've gathered the bare ideas for 8/10 of those tracks with a whole lot more I can play with from all the jam sessions over the last 15 months. No idea of a title for the album just yet, although I can reveal that this week I was working on writing songs with working titles: "And I fear", "Meteor Hammer", "Hopes and Dreams", and "GG [Vocal version]"! Hope you're excited to hear more ska punk from me soon and I'm looking forward to recording and sharing these with you in the not too distant (hopefully) future! Get ready!
And that's about it for this week! What's next for Jabun? Well this coming week I aim to get all the main admin stuff finished off for the album, and possibly do some more idea gathering / recording for Better Than Than Book, but it looks like JabunAudio will be moving in 2 week's time, so there's a lot to sort out for that too: tying up loose ends + packing before the move, etc... so it looks like while it may not be an audio heavy few weeks, it'll no doubt be very busy! In any case, I hope you enjoy Daydream, hope you all have a great week, and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and all my projects. Take care until next blog post and speak to you soon!