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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    ...hopefully this is it.

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    I heard the first track on Facebook, just listened to the second one. I kinda got an 80s vibe, which was not a bad thing. I'll be eagerly waiting for the physical product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    There's *never* a wrong reason to post anything from Loony Tunes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I heard the first track on Facebook, just listened to the second one. I kinda got an 80s vibe, which was not a bad thing. I'll be eagerly waiting for the physical product.
    Awesome, thanks dude

    There is definitely an 80's feel to some of the material. Neon lighting and fog machines not included with purchase (sorry!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Small moment of major SQUEEE for yours truly...final sequenced files have arrived! Going to try and give them a closer listen tonight and tomorrow for any issues or oversights but otherwise...hopefully this is it. Very excited to share these bits with you fine peeps as soon as I can. Thanks for being patient, hopefully it'll be worth the wait
    Great news!

    I've been holding off until the finished product becomes available, because I'm "that guy" apparently.

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    Hey...go ahead. BE that guy. See if I care.

    (I totally DO care and I appreciate it tons!!! lol)
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    The full album will drop on Bandcamp tomorrow

    One caveat and one question:

    - I'm still working on the full art for the physical album so out the gate, it's just going to be the cover art. As soon as I have the full art done I'll add it to the BC download, which I think means you can re-download it with everything as soon as it's available. If that doesn't work out...no worries, I'll have you PM me and I'll hook you up the "old fashioned" email attachment way

    - A few of the songs segue directly without silence. If it helps folks out, I'm happy to put bonus tracks on BC that basically have those songs merged together into a single file. I also know most of you are pretty good with tools like Audacity, so if said help isn't necessary I won't worry about it.

    My only other ask is just kind of a favor...if you do like it, pass it along? I'm working on uploading more tracks to YT for those who just want to listen, and will try to have that done between now and Xmas.

    Thanks again, so very much folks. You really are all just pure awesome and I'm infinitely grateful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    The full album will drop on Bandcamp tomorrow

    One caveat and one question:

    - I'm still working on the full art for the physical album so out the gate, it's just going to be the cover art. As soon as I have the full art done I'll add it to the BC download, which I think means you can re-download it with everything as soon as it's available. If that doesn't work out...no worries, I'll have you PM me and I'll hook you up the "old fashioned" email attachment way

    - A few of the songs segue directly without silence. If it helps folks out, I'm happy to put bonus tracks on BC that basically have those songs merged together into a single file. I also know most of you are pretty good with tools like Audacity, so if said help isn't necessary I won't worry about it.

    My only other ask is just kind of a favor...if you do like it, pass it along? I'm working on uploading more tracks to YT for those who just want to listen, and will try to have that done between now and Xmas.

    Thanks again, so very much folks. You really are all just pure awesome and I'm infinitely grateful.
    Great news John, will look forward to it.
    With regards to the songs seque without silence between them, is that how you the artist envision the material being presented? If not, my cd burning software allows me to select space between songs.
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    If you download the files and burn them to a CD with no gaps between, it'll all be grand

    Some lower-res players (mp3 players) have a brief pause/hiccup no matter what between tracks...so for those folks, there's going to be a bit of a gap. If they don't like that (I certainly wouldn't!) and if they aren't comfy with using a tool like Audacity themselves...I'm happy to help out and do it for them

    Thanks!
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    Great to hear!
    I have no problem with direct segues.

    I always want whatever the artist wants.

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    *gulp* okay...here we go...

    https://battema.bandcamp.com/album/b...m-and-the-sigh

    Let me know if anything looks wonky. It seems grand to me, but it's been a while so I have a tad o' rust.

    Thank you!!
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    Also, one more YouTube video is up, this one is a twofer with the ending of the album (spoiler alert: it isn't like a movie so it isn't a spoiler)



    These two songs have a lot of personal meaning for me (if it seems a bit boring, jump to around 5:00 for the 2nd song to start). Not sure I want to say much about it here but I suppose the right word would be "catharsis."

    Sincerely...thank you all for being so kind and supportive with this stuff.
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    Bought and downloaded.
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    Got my copy...ready to burn a cd and enjoy it this evening with our faux fireplace, candles and adult beverages.
    Your cd will probably be sandwiched between the new Yogi Lang cd and In Continuum Acceleration Theory Part 2.
    I would've had you seque from Pink Floyd's Division Bell but we listened to that last weekend..."missed by that much!"
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    Bought and downloaded -- ready to burn baby burn

    Titles are intriguing. Must be a story behind them!

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    For what it's worth, I tried to add descriptions to the individual tracks on Bandcamp too, so there's bits about the tunes on each one
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    For what it's worth, I tried to add descriptions to the individual tracks on Bandcamp too, so there's bits about the tunes on each one
    Cool. The snake that Abdul ben Hassan made in "Blade Runner" wasn't animatronic though. It's a real live snake.

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    dammit, now I have to go back and retitle things!!!

    In that case, I have to credit Blade Runner for the initial thought, but one could also say "Rise of the Smooth Automation" from Schmoelling's Zoo of Tranquility was also on my mind. Mostly, I was just enamored with this mental image of a slow moving synthetic serpent; they are such fluid, hypnotic critters.

    And then of course, the big ones eat you.
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    There's a whole "steampunk" world of animatronic birds and dancing figurines which is incredibly cool. The idea of an animatronic snake is nicely odd.


    Scholars of the bible point out that serpents are the lowest of the low, crawling on their bellies.

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    A few initial impressions of "Between the Axiom and the Sigh":
    • I'm impressed with the way no two tracks sound alike. Different sounds, different structures, different constructs -- yet somehow the whole thing holds together as coherent and related

    • I don't know if you know him, but there used to be a designer for Ensoniq named John Greenland who put out a couple CDs in the early 1990s. The sounds on those albums were like nothing I've ever heard before, or since. All custom-designed by John and very identifiable as his. Your palette has a similar uniqueness, sounding a lot like nobody else. There are some sounds -- like the lead in "Collapsing Star Part I)" -- that are so organic that they almost sound like they could be the voices of animals

    • There are electronic musicians who work entirely with combining abstract sounds. There are musicians who work entirely with structures / melodies / tunes. "Axiom" is a nice combination of both approaches. There are moments of "pure noise" here but also a lot of musical composing

    • There's a depth and maturity here which speaks volumes about unseen years of background. It'll take several listens to unwind this new topology, but luckily the music invites such in-depth listening (on auto-repeat)

    • Some of the sounds bear signs of Vangelis and "Blade Runner" but they have been evolved well past their origins. As "Blade Runner 2049" was thirty years advanced from the original -- and as the Future City Records "Tears in the Rain" sampler added new voices to the Blade Runner universe -- "Axiom" comes from a world informed by Blade Runner, but as far beyond that world as the original Blade Runner was from our today

    • I'm diggin' it, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    A few initial impressions of "Between the Axiom and the Sigh":
    • I'm impressed with the way no two tracks sound alike. Different sounds, different structures, different constructs -- yet somehow the whole thing holds together as coherent and related

    • I don't know if you know him, but there used to be a designer for Ensoniq named John Greenland who put out a couple CDs in the early 1990s. The sounds on those albums were like nothing I've ever heard before, or since. All custom-designed by John and very identifiable as his. Your palette has a similar uniqueness, sounding a lot like nobody else. There are some sounds -- like the lead in "Collapsing Star Part I)" -- that are so organic that they almost sound like they could be the voices of animals

    • There are electronic musicians who work entirely with combining abstract sounds. There are musicians who work entirely with structures / melodies / tunes. "Axiom" is a nice combination of both approaches. There are moments of "pure noise" here but also a lot of musical composing

    • There's a depth and maturity here which speaks volumes about unseen years of background. It'll take several listens to unwind this new topology, but luckily the music invites such in-depth listening (on auto-repeat)

    • Some of the sounds bear signs of Vangelis and "Blade Runner" but they have been evolved well past their origins. As "Blade Runner 2049" was thirty years advanced from the original -- and as the Future City Records "Tears in the Rain" sampler added new voices to the Blade Runner universe -- "Axiom" comes from a world informed by Blade Runner, but as far beyond that world as the original Blade Runner was from our today

    • I'm diggin' it, John
    What an eloquent, insightful, and (to me) accurate review.
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    [*]I'm diggin' it, John
    Wow...yeah. Jesus christ. That's awesome. Just really...that's awesome.

    Thank you for that. It's just awesome to read something like this. I'm just kind of speechless in the best way.
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    It's very good, I'm getting some Vangelis and soundtrack vibe from it.
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