by Max Steiner Agency Inc.
The Northerner: The Moon and the Night Sky" will release on Spring Equinox, Wednesday March 20th, 2019
its April 2nd
I don't use Facebook, so emailing their backers with any updates definitely would be nice. Doesn't have to be long flowery pieces. Thanks for the information
They posted on Facebook a couple of weeks ago that it would actually be coming out today... I did comment that they should probably post an update on here but no response.
They posted a three days ago that KS backers would get an e-mail with a download link today and streaming services like Spotify would get it very shortly afterwards
Better not to make promises than to fail to deliver. Where's the promised music? Gone the way of all the other empty promises? Or are you just a little behind schedule? Communication would help.
20 minutes remaining of Pacific Daylight Time's 20th.
If there's no release tonight, does this mean the deliverables increase to nine albums? ;)
Any updates on this?
Well we've gone past the March 20th deadline for The Northerner: The Moon and the Night Sky and no album or even an update. i'm shocked, shocked!.. well not that shocked.
Still no replies from the support email address. So that's not happening.
Now I just wonder if they're really not checking the emails, or if you get blacklisted for publicly criticizing the project? I guess it could be either one.
I feel you Silver
For the record, since they published update #47, I still haven't heard anything from support at northernersymphony dot com as of January 22.
I sent another email to them today.
And yes, I'm sure the reply isn't stuck in my spam folder. I've checked.
If anyone never received the Dairies and just needs a download of the mp3s, I can make them available. You can reach me at nuquernaulma AT gmail.
No replies from the support team, although we were told to contact them with any issues... yeah.
Looking forward to more, thanks! Making great music takes time.
Let's just say, that based on the track record of promised milestones that were not only missed, but missed badly, I won't be holding my breath for that December date. I hope they prove me wrong.
This KickStarter has been an eye opening experience. One where I lost respect for somebody who was at one time one of my favorite composers. His treatment of some of his most loyal fans, those fans who have stepped up and donated over $120,000 to the cause has been atrocious.
Here is hoping that by 2020, 6 full years after the initially promised date that this Kickstarter is finally in all of our rear view mirrors and we have some worthwhile music to listen to.
6+ years late (assuming we see it in December 2019) - got to be a KS record.
Disregard my previous message. Looks like it's time I sent a message.
Now I'm confused. Were 'The Northern Diaries' included in our pledge or not? I've in any case not gotten any e-mail pertaining to it in 2018.
So will it be released in this new crazy technology that he's said he delayed the whole project in order to do?
Let's see if this delivery really happens, since setting a date that far away into the future without any (for backers) visible progress is not very promising.
Some things to note here: there is no update about the actual process of making this album. There is no background information as to what took Jeremy Soule so long, what he might have been working on in the meantime, no sincere apology or anything, that might make me feel validated as a backer of this project and financial supporter of this artist.
He might be a great artist, but he's far less of a communicator. This is not my first KS with artists and I've seen this kind of silent acting before. Sometimes the artists say they're too busy to communicate, but I am pretty sure they talk with someone now and then about work. That someone should be writing all the updates on the progress. However, I have the feeling that Jeremy is very detached from his audience, which is nowadays unusual for musical artists.
With that said, I'll never back any other musical project created by Jeremy Soule or Max Steiner Agency. It wasn't the worst KS experience (if nothing's written, you can't complain much about communication other than it's missing), but it's running in third or fourth place I'd say.
To those who are so excited or even defending Jeremy: get some dignity and find other great artists to follow. Look at Christopher Tin, also a very busy composer, who's sharing more regularly some details on the whole process for his current album. Look at the musical work of Kingdom Come Deliverance with all the historical research to get accurate medieval music and everything recorded with a live orchestra and a great technical implementation as well. There are so many more artists and projects that made it from idea to finished product while Jeremy is still trying to provide something audible for the backers. So anyone defending Jeremy should take a look around first what has emerged in the meantime in other areas of orchestral and videogame music space, before naming doubters of this project "haters".
Ran >> The download was in Wav, AAC and ALAC
This is just an announcement.
An announcement for delivering something that is SIX YEARS late.
Something that had been abandoned by Mr Soule for years.
How many promises have been broken in all these years?
My last pending Kickstarter, and I hope this unpleasant experience finally comes to an end.
Looking forward to this! So very excited!
The apologist posts are hilarious. "Ignore the haters" you say - as if the practical abandonement of this project was somehow justified by this most recent update. Pardon me if I have doubts at this point.
TO ALL THOSE WRITING ABOUT CHANGED ADDRESSES, READ THE ENTIRE UPDATE!
"If you have changed your shipping address or email contact info, please contact us at email@example.com so that we can update our records."
Wow, I'm glad to see this come through! The Northerner Diaries is a great complement to winter, and I've enjoyed it plenty. Looking forward to more.
Much Love, Andrew
Yeah, I don't feel salty about not getting the music yet. I pledged to support an artist whose work I enjoy, not to purely to get a CD. Also there were definitely download links sent out for the diaries.
So my only complaint would be poor messaging on the different between the diaries and the release CD, etc.
Still excited to get this!
I have not gotten any links to any music. Is it lossless download at least?
I just wanna be able to upgrade my commitment, or buy things like sheet music that were only available to backers. I am happy to get my CD's, but I have an infinitely better job than I did 6 years ago, and could afford to buy all the things.
So glad this is coming to fruition this year. Proud of you, Jeremy. Ignore the haters. Symphonies are hard. Especially when you run two businesses. Wind, guide you.
Please ping us again regarding shipping addresses in November. My address has changed, but may change again.
Vernal Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, Winter Solstice
Looking forward to the music!
@Max Steiner Agency, will there be an opportunity to update my address? I've moved since this project was funded.
Why are you communicating on Facebook instead of to us here? I still haven't received the email with my download link for the Northern Diaries, despite emails with support. Good thing it was released on Spotify. Also, I don't have a CD player anymore! It's been so long. Will these new albums be released on Spotify?
I'm glad we're getting the digital download with the release because I don't know that I have any CD players anywhere now outside of my car.
Good news I suppose, but already quite late. I am less upset but the time of delivery, and more so tat Jeremy does all of his interaction via Facebook and not here, where the original backers are. Hopefully the completed symphony will be worth it.
Hopefully these will be actual pressed CDs and not CDRs. Six years ago this was much less a worry. Nowadays you never know....
Great news! I can't wait to hear the new music, and I'm really looking forward to having the completed symphony on cd.
Woot 6 years later! Get my CD!
Huzzah! It has taken too long but I know the music will be worth it. Here's to the equinoxes!
Please provide a new link for the previous link which was broken. I was never able to download either, and requests were ignored previously.
Glad I waited. Will be getting the Symphony at the end of 2019 / a measly 6.5 years after the Kickstarter. The two bonus downloads should be plenty of "interest". Now I'm hoping that the timetable sticks ;-)
I'd rather wait when it's going to be ready to buy. I backed tier where I suppose to get 3 signed CDs and while I have received link to mp3 files which is really nice however I have never received this what I originally backed.
Excellent news to start the year, looking forward to a year of lots of new Soule music! :)
I'm happy Mr. Jeremy is working on it. This second digital download is a very pleasant surprise. Also I'm very happy he released his diaries to the modding community.
This is a pleasant surprise and I’m glad to see that this project is slowly, slowly coming to life. I understand quality symphonic work takes time, but an occasional WIP update or something along those line would be nice. That said, I’m quite excited for the upcoming albums and I look forward to appreciating more of your work!
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this update, the first in over 2 years, (that feb 2017 one doesn't count, you know why).
I really hope the albums do come out and we get the actual symphony before the end of the year, but i'm not holding my breath. How about committing to 2 or 3 updates along the way this year? is that too much to ask?
Looking forward to seeing this released! Very exciting.
Hi Dean Jones, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org concerning any backing or refund enquiries.
Wait, hold on. Are you telling me it's _done_? You've recorded everything and issued orders for disks? Is that what you're saying?
Wow. Finally! =D
PS: I'm sure there was a process with steps and progress somewhat recently. I'm sure many backers would have appreciated and maybe even calmed down reading some updates telling us about it.
Thank you for the update!
6 years coming, but I'm excited for these.