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!
This Saturday I’m doing my first Livestream online! I’m using a site that I just found and I’m totally digging called: plug.dj! It let’s me stream my music online and have people join the stream via the browser and listen in on what I’m playing! It’s awesome, like a virtual concert so to speak! There will be a chat bar in the lobby as well so you can chat with me and other listeners. I will not only be playing my music but some of my favorite tunes as well!
The stream will take place on Saturday August 4th starting at 1pm and lasting until 4 pm. That’s 3 hours of party hosted by yours truly Crimzen 😀
If you have a Facebook and would like to join the Event I have the link for the Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/284962421611248/
To get the direct link to the Livestream check back on this blog, Event Page, or Sleeping Awake Facebook page for it on Saturday. I can’t supply a link right now because it has to be unique to the lobby on the day of.
If the times I have selected don’t work, no fear! I’m going to be doing multiple of these every weekend at varying times. So stay tuned I’ll announce more dates and times soon! I hope to see you on Saturday listening to my tunes and my favorites 😀 also to keep in mind: You can keep the lobby open in a tab and do other things online. As long as you keep it open in a tab or minimized you can still listen and view other things online 😀
So there’s a lot going on. I’ve been working a lot for other people. Building websites and helping around. So time is limited and it sucks even more when I have no internet access most of the time. So time is of the essence and I’ve had more time to chill with my laptop not connected to the internet and that has resulted in some crazy things.
One was CLU3. That’s my side chiptune music project that started out as a bunch of random noise that I put together because I was running out of imagination for my next Sleeping Awake In The Shadows album. From working through some crazy tunes and finding some awesome retro samples to tweak around with, I ended up with BITSTORM. Now after delving a bit deeper and putting more of my style into it, I’ve got another album from CLU3 coming out next Friday, May 11th called Panoramic Pixel View. And if you download that you’ll get a bunch of awesome extras. Including bonus album art and wallpapers. And if you have a Facebook, I would totally appreciate it if you could go to the CLU3 Facebook Page and ‘Like’ it, that would totally make my day!
Now I’ve also got some regular things planned out for Sleeping Awake. In The Shadows Volume 4 is slowly coming along. I really want this to have some amazing tracks, nothing lackluster. But in between I have been working on some regular Sleeping Awake tracks that may or may not make their way to Soundcloud and Youtube. Let’s just say that there’s something big coming in the future and it’s going to be awesome. If not to the world, it will be awesome to me 😉
Please support my projects if you take the time to listen, read, and download. It would mean everything to me to see an extra Like, Follow, Listen, or Download. It’s what makes me smile when I log on to the internet to see someone else who liked my music and started to share it and follow me.
And for everyone that already has and continues to do so, THANK YOU! You are more awesome than you know!
On Friday, March 30th 2012 I will be releasing a double album. At first I decided to create 7 extra hidden tracks on top of the 7 tracks already there and have a ‘dark side’ of the disc. But after listening to it in full and hearing the huge differences in style. I decided to split them in to two albums. I give you:
Dimensions: The Rise
- Tables Are Turning
- In The Clouds
Dimensions: The Fall
- Decisions of The Anti-Hero
- The Last Romance
- Struggling To Carry On
- Digital Death Dealer
- Revealed on Release Date
- Revealed on Release Date
So please, please spread the word! Get the message out about my new album! It will be available in a Pay What You Want option. So if you want to pay 5 dollars for both albums. Just put 3 in for one and 2 in for the other. If you have no money, no problem! I still want you to have my album! Just put in 0.00 and you’re set 😉
Are you ready for a completely new song? I hope you enjoy it. I would love as much feedback as possible! So what are you waiting for? Go listen 😀
Welcome one and all to my epic plugs! There’s a ton of music I listen to and the most of it comes from underground artists. A lot of these are people I am e-friends with through the Machinae Supremacy forums (quite possibly the only nice forum in the universe of forumdom). So let the plugging begin! Below is a song selection by me for your ears to listen to of some of their recent work. With that all the links to all their music and social site things for you to add and tell your friends about them! Please reblog, like, tweet, and share amongst your friends! Help spread the word about their awesome music!
Alex ‘Hadou’ Cridford : soundcloud / bandcamp / wordpress
Tom Mauritzon : soundcloud / bandcamp
Digital 0verl0rd : soundcloud / bandcamp
Easyname : soundcloud / bandcamp
Roaches Remain : soundcloud
That’s all for my plugs. Go check them out! Support the artists, sharing is caring, but we all gotta eat! Show the love, reblog this and help get this guys noticed!
So there comes a time to be civil. And if you ever meet or have met me in person. You know I’m very respectable and pretty much well mannered. But something must be twisted in my brain because I bet if you are friends with me on Facebook you’d probably think otherwise. You might be taken aback or even disgusted. I guess I’m just twisted. Because there are some things I find hilarious and cool that others might find weird, disturbing, or vulgar. For instance:
Huge fan of Infected Mushroom. Big fan of random dubstep. So when these two things came together with the F word. Well I giggle every time I hear this. It makes me feel all happy inside and I don’t know why.
Also I love badass violence. Does that make me weird? When I successfully pull off an insane move in Assassins Creed. It gives me goosebumps and I get excited. No not that kind of excited you perverts. Gives me ideas for stories, gives me ideas for AMVs, and makes me want to make video games. Or a movie. Definitely after watching something like this (This vids are works of art imo):
I don’t know why but it’s just fun and cool to look at. Especially parred with dubstep. I think that dubstep can go well with games like Deus Ex Human Revolution. Cyberpunk and futuristic adventure games. And I know that genre’s can get blurred a lot. But to me Deus Ex Human Revolution was more than just a shooter/RPG. It was an Adventure! This video is for the upcoming game Syndicate. I hope it’s good. But the trailer is what blows me away. I want to make music like this:
Those trailers make me shiver. It gets my creative mind turning. It makes me want my own media company to make things like this! That’s why I want to get my name out there. I want to get a start and become the next Bioware, the next Bethesda, and make it to the top.
The Matrix soundtracks are amazing. And they have some of the best cyberpunk based songs I’ve ever heard. Doesn’t even have to pertain to the sci-fi subgenre by putting references in the music. It just has to ‘sound’ like it. Does that make since? I want to make more music that sounds like you’d find it in The Matrix or Deus Ex. Sometimes it may not always come out that way. But I definitely want to establish my own sound.
Btw, all my albums are set to ‘free’ again on my Bandcamp. Temporarily so if there’s an album you haven’t snagged yet. Go for it! The reason why I kept them for sale was to hopefully knock down plagiarism. I hope that doesn’t happen. So I’ll have random ‘free bursts’ as I’ll call them and you just have to get them when these ‘bursts’ happen.