I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS Turns 1
One year ago today I released the second album in the science fiction Signals Universe concept album series I Hear Your Signals. Time for some reflection and thanks.
I want to thank all those who listeners and bloggers who shared links via Facebook and Twitter. I huge thanks to all those who bought this album (which tells the invasion story from the alien point of view), and REBOOT (which tells the story from the human point of view)!!! Your support means a lot to me as an indie artist. Also thanks to the Spellbound radio show for airing my music and to the Redfaux Transmision for groking the album and then taking the time to review it :^) Thanks to my family for being patient while I make them listen to endless revisions of the music.
If you did download it and now would like to support the art with a purchase visit my Music page where there previews, links to iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp.
In the last year, the Signals Universe has grown in other ways. In December I released a free sound set called “Sounds from a Distant Outpost” so I and other other artists could take a trip to an alien outpost and compose with sounds and instruments from this world. Checkout some compositions here. This sound pack has been downloaded over 2,000 times!
Thanks for Support at Live Shows as Well
I simultaneously composed and arranged songs on I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS for live performance. I spent a lot of time working on a portable laptop-based rig that would allow me to use keyboards, grids, antennas, and AudioCubes to pull these songs off live – so thanks to all those people who came to private shows, and shows at the Electro-Music Festival in NY, the Microsoft Store in Denver, The University of Denver Digital Media Studies Black Box, and the Art Institute of California/Sunnyvale.
Thanks to the Geniuses Who Made My Studio and Live Rig Possible
- Controllers: Percussa AudioCubes, Moog Etherwave Theremin, Novation keys, synths, grids, Tenori-On
- Software, Virtual Synths: Ableton, Tone2, Camel Audio, SonicCharge, U-He, FAW, Waldorf
A Special Shout Out to Ableton Colorado User Group
I want to give a special shout out to Marc (djnsm) and the entire Ableton Colorado User Group for being great test subjects for new tracks and offering me the opportunity to play tracks on awesome PAs between shows ;^) Below is a video of the fist time I performed “First Orbit” live 4 months before album release (video shot by David Henderson)!
Next Album In the Works
Your support has encouraged me to continue with this concept album series so the next album will pick up where the last two left off. I’ve got a narrative and nice collection of songs that I’ve composed and been rehearsing over the last year to support the soundtrack to the story. I even played some of these songs in recent shows. Over the next few months I’ll start finalizing arrangements and start mixing the album down. Subscribe to RSS feed for this blog or join my email newsletter to stay informed.
Pass it On
I’ve created an easy to remember vanity URL http://www.SignalsUniverse.com which links my artist web site. If you know of any fans of electronic music or science fiction please consider passing this along.