We got about a foot of snow on Saturday, so I got off work all weekend and Monday. Woohoo! That was awesome. Loved it.
It also gave me some time to work a bit more an my album, so here’s a little update on that as I get closer and closer to finishing this thing…
Some hours ago, I finished composing the last measures of a piece called A New Journey Begins which will be the last track on the album. I have one more track to finish composing called Castle Sky. That’s the one that’s over 15 minutes long. I’m almost done; I just have to reorchestrate some things and compose an ending.
The album will be called Voyage of the Dream Maker, named after one of the tracks, and I think the name fits the spirit of the entire album. It will have 12 tracks, over an hour of original music, most likely in the following order (you’ll recognize some of them from my YouTube channel, if you’re familiar with my YouTube channel):
1. Across the Kingdom
2. I Will Not Go Home Again
3. Voyage of the Dream Maker
4. The Secret Lullaby
6. White Castle Waltz
7. The Dragon King
8. On the Edge of a Dream
10. Seeing Infinity
11. Castle Sky
12. A New Journey Begins
I can say with 90% certainty that the album will be available in May. That might seem like a while (around 3 months), but that’s being gracious with myself; it might be out sooner. I of course want it to be out as soon as possible, but I also want to be pleased with it. Even after I finish composing, I want to go back through all the track recordings and tidy up everything as best I can, mixing/mastering, blah blah blah, whatever. There’s the graphics for the jewel case and CD. Then there’s the actual physical manufacturing and CD Baby processing.
And… that’s it, I guess. So if you have to mark your calendars, I think May is a very safe bet. Again, might be sooner. Some of the process is of course out of my hands.