So there’s two new albums coming out soon. In The Shadows Volume 4 and a to be announced Sleeping Awake title. For that such Sleeping Awake album I have a teaser. Those joining my lobby’s on plug.dj have heard these songs already. Here’s the list so far:
- Subtle Things
- Question Everything
- Crystal Moon
- Somewhere, There’s Always A Light
Much more to come! Here’s also a quick rundown of ITSV4:
- New Season
- I Won’t Let You Die Alone
- Ode To The Fool
- Battle Tactics
- Holding On To Forever
- I’ve Got A Strange Feeling
- Butterfly Tree
- Restless Night
- The Old Bookstore
- Yukari’s Theme (Lover Arcana Remix)
- Retribution of The Lost
- Spirit Molecule (Thou Art I, I Art Thou)
END TEASER ;D
I’m working on quite a bit lately. It’s so nice to have internet sometimes I forget that I can just come home and hop on my laptop and use it 😉 Four months without it has been quite annoying. So I’ve been collectively working on story arcs. Working on some good music. And staying active and busy in my new job which is great!
Just wanted to give a quick update with that. There will be more coming soon I assure you. For right now I’ll leave you with this song that I heard from a fellow friend via the MaSu forums! Check it out I think you will enjoy it:
The new album art is finally done! It looks amazing! Nyarko did an incredible job! Check them out below I have widgets for all three Volumes:
Some great news. The job is going very well, so far the training is good and the team leaders are great! I feel that this job will be refreshing, a learning experience, and of course good money to help me survive! Which also means my projects get to move further. Speaking of projects I’m very excited about the new album art coming to In The Shadows. Nyarko, a user from Deviant Art has agreed to make some album art from me and I am completely excited. Check out his work and give him some love:
He has amazing Shin Megami Tensei fan art and I can’t wait to see his album designs. That’s the biggest news. I’ve almost got In The Shadows Volume 4 completed and a lot of songs for it already. If you look in the post below I have a set list already up on Soundcloud with most of the tracks uploaded on it. A big favorite of mine is a remix that I did of Lover Arcana. When I originally made that song I wish it was longer and done a bit differently. Now I have done it! And since it’s the Lover Arcana that inspired it I renamed it Yukari’s Theme.
E3 is coming up soon so expect to see awesome posts from me about my favorite things. To follow E3 in FULL I recommend going to Kotaku. They are going to cover the entire thing as well as having streaming coverage. ❤ Kotaku!
Because I prefer the blog view 😉
Also the Crimzen General Project is still on going and will follow a set theme. With a story hopefully. I love the Coheed and Cambria concept of having an underlying story. Since I have no vocals I’m going to have an accompanying PDF file that tells a bit of a story to go with the music and I hope that it adds to the experience and you guys/gals enjoy! More tracks for that is coming soon as well! I’m a busy bee but don’t worry I’m still here even with no internet access, I wifi when I get the chance 😀
Some awesome art is on the way, being commissioned by a deviantart artist by the name of: nyarko, his art is quite amazing and I highly recommend that you check it out. Here’s the link to his work: http://nyarko.deviantart.com/
As many know from reading my blog that I am a huge Shin Megami Tensei fan. I love the games in that series. And from playing the Persona ones I have grown to love the music behind not only the Persona games but all of the SMT games as well. It inspired me to make music similar to those games. That’s what spawned my In The Shadows album series. Fused with atmospheric, jazzy, and trip-hop styles. I love making this music showing tribute to the games I like to play. And nyarko has shown amazing talent drawing and painting pictures showing his love for these games too.
Since the ATLUS fans are called The Faithful, I would like to create a whole Shin Megami Tensei collaboration of fan work all geared towards those games. I don’t want it to just stop with my music and nyarko’s art. I want to extend this to something all on it’s own. A site even, dedicated to fans creating fan related material in the SMT world. I want to create graphic novels, music, mythology, and even possibly fan made ideas for future games. Or maybe get it big enough to where if voted upon by the fans, and ATLUS happens to see it, puts some of these ideas into future games. The sky’s the limit and I want to make this happen!
I can’t wait to see what nyarko comes up with and stay tuned for more SMT goodness. Are you an artist? Do you make things inspired by SMT? Get a hold of me, let’s collaborate, or get started creating this fan site/group!
Posting and updating is even harder now because I have a new job and that’s taking up most of my time and I have no internet and with recent findings… I won’t be getting internet until I get my own place which won’t be for a year probably. Things are good stressful and bullshit stressful right now. How to deal with anxiety? I don’t know right now. It’s really hard. Some things stress me out more at home than they do anywhere else so going to work is almost a godsend in itself. The job I’m doing really isn’t that hard. But it’s a learning experience and it’s a great one. One I hope that by moving up I won’t have to do much school. Which that means less loans to pay back. I like that. The less debt the better.
I’m really just saving towards my own place for me and my girlfriend because things are just way to stressful where we’re at. Having to live with other people besides the one you want to be with causes so much extra unnecessary stress that you don’t need that wrecks your body. Honestly my health is being affected by it.
People talking behind your back. Making you feel like shit. Things like this happen in my situation and you have to suck it up and deal with it or you’re on the street. Taking beatings left and right. But I digress, it could be worse. Such is life. But I’m going to be getting out hopefully very soon with the woman I love and around people I want to be around.
I have in the works, a great thing coming soon! I have someone that might be able to do some amazing album artwork for me for my Shin Megami Tensei inspired albums: In The Shadows. He has extraordinary art and he looks like he should be working for ATLUS, that’s how good he is. Here’s his deviant art to check him out:
So this is semi-confirmed. We’re still writing back and forth on the details, but I for one am excited. I want to see this grow beyond my music. Into amazing fan created material and universe that could get recognized by ATLUS and the world! More people who play games should know about Shin Megami Tensei and how awesome it is. Especially people who are burnt out of Square Enix.
Speaking of In The Shadows, I have added something to Volume 4 setlist on Soundcloud. Take a listen for me and let me know how I’m doing! 😀
I have finally decided to continue In The Shadows. What started out as a Reincarnation effort, I’ve decided to not do that. But make Volume 4. I tried to remix/extend some of the original songs but they didn’t turn out good and I ended up still liking the original better. So that idea is now
With that said I have made some really awesome tracks for ITSV4 and let me say that they may not be super long, but they will definitely put a smile on your face! Some of the most feel good and some of the most ambient stuff I’ve accomplished so far.
There’s also another project that I have on the side called CLU3. It’s mainly for getting that frustration out of not knowing what to make. Once I made a couple of random chaotic songs it actually helped me concentrate on making Persona style songs. You can check out my chaotic side here:
Wondering what happened to Vulture? Well I took his emblem and used it for Sleeping Awake and then I evolved Vulture into CLU3 😉