By dankempster 0 Comments
Behind today's door on the Blogvent Calendar, I've hidden something pretty special. You may remember that on Day 12 I shared a bit of information about some songs I've been working on, under the umbrella of a concept album called Project 17. Well, today I bit the bullet and released them. Yep, the album I've spent all this time working on is now finally a thing that you can listen to, download, and even pay for, if you're one of those crazy people who pays for music on the internet.
Project 17 is the culmination of almost two years of work on my part. I started writing the lyrics to the project in early 2012, and when it became apparent I wouldn't be able to bring my old band back together to set it to music, I started composing my own at the start of 2013. For the ideas and concepts that I've spent the last couple of years honing and crafting to finally be available as fifty minutes of actual music is still pretty mind-blowing to me. Considering I am self-taught on every instrument I play and know next to nothing about music theory, the fact that it is fairly listenable is even more mind-blowing. I am intensely proud of this accomplishment, and I'm very excited to finally be sharing it with the rest of the world.
I've included a link to my Bandcamp page in this blog post, where you can pick up a copy of Project 17, if you wish. It's available on a 'pay-what-you-want' basis, with no minimum spend. I don't expect people to pay for it - in fact, I fully encourage you to download it for free, so there's no chance of anyone feeling like they've paid over the odds for a dozen tracks recorded ad-hoc in a British dude's bedroom. To be honest, I just want as many people as possible to hear what I've been working on and recognise how proud I am of it. If you want to throw some comments my way I'll happily receive them. If any of this has piqued your interest, you can find Project 17 available to stream and download here.
Thanks very much for reading (and hopefully listening) guys. Take care, and I'll see you around.
Currently playing - Assassin's Creed: Revelations (X360)