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    Bob McNeice - 2020 Suite

    Hello everyone,

    Iím happy to announce the release of my first album ď2020 SuiteĒ. As you can tell by the name it is a compilation of songs written about the events of this past year. I know, I know, the year isnít over yet, but I anticipate there will be a plethora of albums with a similar theme so Iím getting a jump on them.

    The album is available for streaming or digital download on Bandcamp. It is available in both 16 bit and 24 bit HD audio quality.
    https://bobmcneice.bandcamp.com/

    It is an instrumental work that spans several genreís from rock, to ambient electronic, to mellow rock to classical and several things in between, so if you listen to one track and donít care for it just play the next one and you will hear something in a different vein.

    https://bobmcneice.bandcamp.com/albu...ophile-quality

    The track listing is below and the style of each track is in parenthesis.

    1. January - A New Year (rock)
    2. February - Lockdown Part 1 (ambient progressive)
    3. March - Corona (electronic)
    4. April - A Pensive Mood (mellow piano)
    5. May - Protests & The March (rock)
    6. Orbis Terrarum et Exclamavit (and the world cried) (classical orchestral)
    7. June - Lockdown Part 2 (electronic rock)
    8. The World Is Broken (rock)
    9. Summer Interlude (mellow piano)
    10. July - Melancholy (orchestral)
    11. Staycation (soft rock)
    12. August - Resignation (mellow piano)
    13. September - Dancing 'Round The House (pop rock)
    14. October - A Strange Halloween (mellow rock)
    15. November - The Political Circus (progressive rock)
    16. December - Lockdown Part 3 (electronic rock)
    17. Submerged (Bonus Track) (ambient electronic)

    Thanks for listening and if you enjoy it please leave comments on Bandcamp.

    Bob McNeice

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    I'll check out some more tracks the next couple of days Bob M.
    As I wrote in the Soundcloud share thread, I listened to New Year and Lockdown Pt1.
    Very well done, and a work you can be proud of from what I have heard.
    Lockdown would be easy to get low on, but you kept it light.
    New Year has a nice repeating line through the song without being annoying and I found myself hearing it in my head as I left the page.

    I applaud you for using your creative talent to take what most of us consider a negative time and creating something positive..MUSIC!!
    Congrats on completing your goal and for sharing.
    Soundcloud page: Richard Hermans, musical meanderings https://soundcloud.com/precipice Bandcamp: https://richardhermans.bandcamp.comYouTube: https://youtu.be/F34jl6fQVmA

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    That's all I can ask for. I tried to keep the melodies memorable, even if there was complexity behind them it was important to me to make them seem like you've heard them before. If something sticks in your head then I think I've achieved my goal. And yes, most of the songs are upbeat even though the overall theme may be down, because that's how we are all getting through this.

    Thanks for your feedback and I look forward to your opinion of some other tracks. I would like to focus more on a particular style in the future and knowing what people like is important to achieving that.
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    I want to thank everyone who gave this a listen and especially thank those who purchased it on Bandcamp. I hope you are enjoying listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.

    Bob

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    Finally got around to listening to some more tunes Bob.
    I enjoyed Resignation, Dancing Around the House, The Political Circus and Lockdown3.

    What a wonderful personal achievement to complete an entire album.
    Plus a recording to forever remember what is hopefully a once in a lifetime experience.

    And as I wrote earlier, you avoided focusing on the negativity of this time we've all lived through.
    These songs are a look into one person's view and experience, good job Bob!
    Soundcloud page: Richard Hermans, musical meanderings https://soundcloud.com/precipice Bandcamp: https://richardhermans.bandcamp.comYouTube: https://youtu.be/F34jl6fQVmA

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    Thanks for your kind words. It was a real learning experience for me, first to figure out how to effectively use all the software, then to compose and play, then to mix and master. Whew, lots of work and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I had a ton of fun doing it, even when it got frustrating. It has burnt me out though.

    I used to wonder why bands used to put out an album a year, but now the time between releases seems like much longer. I no longer wonder about that at all. I'm a bit burnt and not anxious to keep at it. Maybe after the new year. It can only get easier right? (cue the evil laughter)
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