Firstly, you read correctly: my home studio is all fixed up now and ready to accept all forms of work again! A huge thanks to my dad who sorted most of it out and to my brother who also helped with the moving stuff around while work was being done. I'd be stuck without these guys' helps so everyone, show them your love! It so nice to be back in this nice comfy room for recording and mixing :D
Next, World Beyond has released an awesome new track "Homecoming: Part 2" which I helped compose and produce! Now a huuuuge confession here: Vlad (the founder of World Beyond) buzzed me a few weeks back to help with the production and proof things for the project, which I was happy to help with as usual. Listening through to some of the earlier drafts, I was really digging this piece, and there was something oddly familiar about it which I couldn't put my finger on... at first I thought maybe I was playing cello (but from a recording session a while ago), but I really couldn't remember... Anyway. Upon the track's release I was given lots of credit, waaay more that I thought was necessary which confused me a lot so I asked Vlad to clarify what I'd actually done for the project (apart from the extra production and proofing in the past few weeks). Turns out that according to him, I'd written a lot of the strings, percussion and synth parts, to which I was at first very skeptical (though one synth part did sound VERY much like something I'd write...). Sure enough though, that night I dug through my project archives and found a project with working title "Coming Home" and indeed he was correct! So then I was thinking to myself "How the heck did I forget about this?!?" Looking at the date I was working on it last, it read September 2013! Suddenly everything made a lot more sense! Well, it's great to have this collaborative project finished after all that time and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out! Huge praise to Vlad who was the real mastermind of this project :3 You can purchase the track on Bandcamp (and listen below) and read more about it in Vlad's own words on the World Beyond Blog. Vlad's also put together an awesome Trailer with his smooth Russian vocals and great visuals which you can watch below as well. There's also an instrumental version of the video on the JabunAudio videos page. We hope you enjoy the music/videos and thank you so much for supporting World Beyond!
Finally, just a few updates on the Better Than The Book Album. Another intro track is finished which means just 3 tracks left, 2 of which are interludes/extended intros) and 1 of which is the collaborative song with Cyberdevil. I've almost finished recording the song, just a few more bits to go which I hope to have done by the end of next week (hopefully get started on the mixing too). There's a little more audio to get from Cyberdevil for an extended intro, but it should be pretty straightforward I think. Schedule-wise, due to the fast approaching holidays/festivities + the previous delays, I don't think the album will be out by the end of the year, so my aim is to get the audio pretty much done and mixed by the end of the year, ready for beta testing, final polishing, Mastering, artwork and admin stuff in the new year. Apologies for the delay. Hopefully I can make it up to you with a new Jabun album in 2016 too! We shall see :D
That's about it for this week. A little bit of exciting news, I've been approached by another music promo sort of thing which I've been trying to sort out this week. Should be interesting and I'll keep you up to date on any major goings on in that department. What's in store for next week? I'm back in London for a bit, then I hope to get cracking on with the final stretch of the BTTB Album. Been really craving some electronic music recently too which is a sure sign of what to expect after this Ska Punk Season is complete! Anyways, thanks again to my dad and bro for all their help in getting this room back to health, to Vlad for his awesome work on "Homecoming: Part 2" and to all of you for listening, reading and supporting JabunAudio! Next week's update will likely be the last one of 2015 as festivities and family take priority over work in this jolly season :D See all of you then and have a good week! Take care :D