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
So there have been many things that I’ve wanted to do. Time never seems to be on my side either. I have so many projects going around that it’s almost overwhelming. BUT that’s okay, because all of these projects are awesome!
Ever since I discovered this website plug.dj I’ve been addicted to it. I’ve been able to play my own music and gained some popularity by creating the Velvet Room lobby and playing my favorite Persona and SMT tunes. Mixing my own in there as well randomly. It has been a blast and I hope to continue to run the lobby! I even have an assistant running it now as well. And if you ever want to drop in and listen to some awesome tunes, feel free to do so! You can see whenever the lobby is open by liking us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/TheVelvetRoomLobby
And of course my main project Sleeping Awake is still around. New music is coming soon. I got some mixed reviews on my Keeping the Blade album. It was very experimental but I loved the sounds and I made some new fans through it so I’m pleased. Like I always do, I just create what I like to hear 😀 And through the Velvet Room Lobby I have found some more people that dig my music so that’ s a huge plus! Makes me smile too. The number of fans on the Sleeping Awake Facebook page has increased significantly. I’m so stoked!
To everyone though: Thank you for all your support and love through everything! I promise I will never sell-out or sell my soul to a record company. I will forever remain on Bandcamp and underground as much as possible. I want to play all the big clubs one day. But I want to do it off hard earned success not because I have some record company pushing my music saying it’s the next best thing. I want fans who truly dig what I put out and not have anyone tell me what is supposed to sound good.
Freedom of writing, music, and speech! The internet is a wonderful thing. We’re the Digital Nation right now people and that leads me to my next update. Everyone that has followed my blog since the beginning probably know about my number 1 favorite band. It’s Machinae Supremacy. And they have a brand new album coming out! Oct. 19th will be the release! And it’s called Rise of a Digital Nation. The album cover is sick too:
Going back to Sleeping Awake. I have a new track uploaded called Subtle Things and it’s pretty much complete probably going to be the intro track for the new album after In The Shadows Volume 4 is released. So that’s two albums coming your way folks! Some more Persona jazz fusion style electronica and another SA official release 😀 So now for that song preview, let me know what you think:
Another teaser here… CLU3 has something coming soon!
Many more updates to come! Thank you for all who diligently check my blog. I should be back in the swing of replying and updating all my social sites soon lol. Check back soon!
Keeping The Blade OUT NOW! Get your copy today! Tell your friends and spread the word! Let me know what you think of the new album
Finally resolved on an album title and song names. The new Sleeping Awake album will be called Keeping The Blade. It has been completed I am no just adding the finishing touches to it and confirming some album art. Soon I’ll have everything ready for release! Release date is: Friday June 29th 10:30 AM Eastern United States Time. Get pumped! Please spread the word as well. I’d love to see a ton of downloads on release!
Head over to: sleepingawake.bandcamp.com to pick up my other albums as well! Spread the word people this new album totally defines the Sleeping Awake name and everything I’ve done up until now! 😀
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 😀
I just hit over 1,000 page views, awesome! In other news, I forgot my laptop cord today so I have very limited amount of time on my computer. Does anyone know if I buy another battery for my laptop complete with power cord, will that give me better battery? Because it’s on that leg where it doesn’t want to hold a charge for more than 30 min.
Also, I have some more tracks uploaded and they’re for In The Shadows Volume 4! You should check the setlist and listen to the new ones:
Let me know what you think! The new tracks are: Battle Tactics, Retribution of the Lost, and Yukari’s Theme (Lover Arcana Remix)!