Wow… What a weekend.
Here is a list of things I did this:
1) Posted a new demo track called “Treasure 2” – Give it a listen if you haven’t already!
2) Cleaned up my projects folder and in the process exported SIXTY SEVEN… That’s right 67 tracks that I made between March 2012 (the last time I did a big project folder cleanup) and this weekend. And when I say 67 tracks… I mean 67 tracks that are at least worth exporting so I can listen to and decide if I want to do something with in the future… And this doesn’t include ANY tracks I made for various jobs, projects or my upcoming album…
3) And speaking of which… My album… I hit a MAJOR milestone. 24 tracks. All mixed and edited. Now I still need to let it marinate for a week or two and make sure there are no final changes I want to make to any of the songs, and if not, I still need to master it… But this thing is basically DONE! My first full-length instrumental album (and if you’re doing the math in your head… no… 24 tracks is not going to fit on one traditional album… so yea… you’ll find out soon what that means exactly). I couldn’t be more proud of this thing. It is by far the best thing I’ve ever done and will truly be a representation of what I am capable of as a musician and artist. That being said, I can’t just throw it out there, so it’s not going to come out until I’ve done my homework and done everything the right way to properly push this album and make sure it gets heard the way I believe it should.
4) I know not everyone takes the time to read this blog… But for those that do… Here’s a little special bit of information for you – “Lights In The Sky” will be the first video from the album! If you’ve been listening to the music on my site / ReverbNation, you’ll probably remember “Lights In The Sky” as the spooky, eerie piece with the multiple layers of echoing keyboards and rolling bassline… Well the song has been totally updated for the album and sounds better than ever and the video is really cool. I finished it this weekend, but I’m not quite ready to debut it. You’ll get to see it very soon however. Sometime in June.
5) I stared working on my new demo-reel this weekend! The reel on the front page of this site is from 2010 and I’ve done SO much more composing work in the last 3 years. The new reel is coming along great and as soon as I finish gathering clips from films and games and other projects that I’ve worked on, I’ll finish getting it together. I’m hoping to be able to post the new reel in June as well.
6) I did a ton of laundry. Tried to walk the dogs but it was too hot. Cleaned the kitchen. Went out with my mom twice for Mothers Day (she loved her gift). Talked to my friend TJ a lot. Listened to some other composer’s music… All this and still had time to get some sleep in.
And speaking of sleep… ZZZZzzzzzzzzz….