Firstly, due to circumstances outside of my control, the 6 track EP "From The Ground Up" which I produced for Lights, Camera, Attraction! (a pop punk band for which I used to play bass) is no longer available for purchase from Bandcamp. After some swift negotiating however, I have been given permission to distribute the EP freely and non-commercially, so you may now download it free of charge from all of the streaming sources on the web. Apologies to people who have already purchased the EP from Bandcamp. In honesty, I'm not too thrilled about the turn of events either, but I'd like people to be able to listen and download the tracks even if they aren't commercially available anymore. If you've not yet heard the From The Ground Up EP, you can listen via the SoundCloud player below. I hope you enjoy it.
>>> DOWNLOAD THE FULL EP HERE <<<
Back to Better Than The Book, it's been an exciting and progress filled week in the writing department, with a little extra recording done too. I added some acoustic guitars and finished drums for one of last weeks tracks which I think is sounding great at the moment! The main news for this week however was for a surprise that it sounds about time to reveal (but it's not the big surprise (incase you were wondering ;P)).
Long story short: I've had a song idea for well over a year now, which has been under the working title "HiphopPunk" since its conception as an MPC groove shortly after the One Small Step EP. Well! Waaay back when I first started working with Bob Axell AKA Cyberdevil in late 2013, I showed him this short groove and received a great response. Now after almost 2 years, HiphopPunk has been rewritten as a fully fledged Better Than The Book track, and Bob Axell will be lending his vocals for a guest rap verse for it! The idea has been in planning since before I started work on the album, but this week, after finishing a rough instrumental a few weeks back, I received the first draft of Bob's verse and it is GLORIOUS! A couple of tweaks to do and I've still some writing on my end to do too, but I think this is going to be one kickass and contrasting track in the album. Really looking forward to scratching samples and Hiphopping for this! Here's the MPC groove which got it all kicked off from waaaay back when:
Anyway, that's all I'll be saying for this week, but there's been some other things going on this week which are pointing towards a VERY exciting end to June / start to July too! I'll expand on that next week ;P Until then, thanks for supporting JabunAudio and take care!