I've been talking about putting out a new album for well over a year now, but the process has been very slow. Somehow, I always seem to be working on music for a game or animation, and if I'm not doing that, I'm busy with school. Now that summer has started, I've been really pushing towards releasing a new album.
Here's the lowdown on the album. First it will only be available digitally at first. I've been debating this one for a while (see my post "Would you buy my music on iTunes?" for more on that). So, my plan is going to be collect the revenue made from the digital sales, and then invest them back into CD production. I have no idea how many will be produced, but it will largely be based on how many digital sales I've made.
Second, the album will have a mixture of my music. I'll try and divide it based on genre, but expect there to be both orchestral and electronica in the mix. I'm aiming for a half and half approach, so there will be an equal amount of both genres, but ultimately I want this album to represent my best work so far, so if one genre dominates the other, then so be it.
I don't have the full lineup of pieces yet, but here are a few pieces you can expect to see. First off on the electronica side, I've recently completely overhauled My Vision. I remastered it, balanced parts, added parts, removed parts, and done a lot of stuff that I think really brings it to a much better aural experience. You'll also see Extrospection on there (which can be heard on the site mp3 player), the finished version of Meltdown, and a few other new pieces in the mix.
For the orchestral side, my goal is to lengthen out the Sonny music, revise a few of the pieces on the site mp3 player, and throw in some new stuff into the mix. I have A LOT of unused material, I just need to figure out what I want to put in to the album to make it as awesome as possible!
If you have any requests, comments, or suggestions, feel free to throw them by me! I read every single comment posted on the site, even if I don't get a chance to reply. I love hearing from everyone!