"Pieces", the Spiritual Successor to MTDAIST, Is Live
PIECES has arrived.
Pieces, like Music To Die Alone In Space To, is again an album rerecorded from scratch so you can own your own unique copy. This... Read more
Hello, to everybody who chose to die alone in space with me. I'm proud to announce that Tuesday, October 24th (tomorrow!) at 11am Eastern Time I will launch my second Kickstarter... Read more
Call For Work For Kickstarter #2
First, let me say thanks to all the nonresponsive backers that yesterday's update brought out of the woodwork. A few dozen people got back to us with the missing information... Read more
Important Update. All Fulfillments That We Are Prepared To Fulfill Have Been Fulfilled. All Outstanding Fulfillments Need Your Involvement.
As of this email, 237 out of 310 copies have been fulfilled and this represents ALL the copies we are currently able to fulfill.
What does this mean?
It means... Read more
Another Public Copy—Stuart Schlomach's HAL 9000
Strap in for this one. Backer Stuart Schlomach has come out swingin' with a HAL 9000 (Brett Balfour) copy that makes a bold entrance with a bizarre and threatening Adrift... Read more
Another Public Copy, fulfillment update
213 / 310 copies fulfilled.
Backer Steven Barnett has gone public with his copy, on YouTube. It's got a GREAT Adrift that's a little more different than most Adrifts. The... Read more
New Public Copy: MacMuckles' Brett Balfour Copy
A lot of MTDAIST backers are choosing to go public with their copies recently. How cool! MacMuckles has chosen to make his Brett Balfour (HAL 9000 Imitation) copy public on... Read more
New Public Copy— Chand Svare Ghei's copy (Chris Sabat)
Backer Chand Svare Ghei, a.k.a. Moonknight, has gone public with their Chris Sabat copy.
They don't seem to have put it in a playlist, so I built a playlist out... Read more
Healthy progress update
My wife has been crushing it. Bless her. She's now fulfilled more copies than I have. We're past the halfway mark, together :O She is not doing it in... Read more
Another copy hits YouTube for Public Consumption
Backer Annie Donahue has opened her copy to the world. It's a Brina Palencia copy that features a track I personally have always loved, by VNV Nation (one of my... Read more
New Copy Made Public, Video Game Soundtrack
134 / 310 copies delivered
Backer "FifthDream" Publishes His Copy
Backer "FifthDream" has chosen to share his copy with the world. It's a Matt Cavotta/Laura Bailey copy with... Read more
Fulfillment Update—Progress Surges Ahead
Thanks to enlisting my wife as a part-time paid helper in fulfillment, the pace of fulfillment has picked up in a seriously good way.
We're working on different sides of... Read more
Currently up to 80 copies fulfilled. I was on a little break during the holidays and for a cruise, but I'm back at it now and trying to hit a... Read more
Very brief progress update
Not much else to say on the fulfillment front. Grind, grind, grind. It's getting to be pretty grueling, but I am sticking with it. Eat the... Read more
Backer Howard K. Rereleases His Copy With Custom Morse Code Voiceover
Hey backers! I'm here with a brief update about Cool Things Backers Are Doing With Their Unique Copies. Like I've been saying since the beginning, one of the neatest things... Read more
Minor progress update
Fulfilled: 56 out of 310 (although more and more as I deal with nonresponsive/non-survey-submitting-backers, the more likely it seems that the target may be 200-250 rather than 310).
Confirmed: 35... Read more
Fulfillment Neat Stuff & FAQ
30 / 310 copies fulfilled.
This is just a miscellaneous collection of noteworthy news that's been happening since I began fulfilling copies. I'm trying to hit 3 a day at... Read more
Melissas and Mikeys finished, moving on to "Nones"
22 / 310 copies fulfilled.
I have finished fulfilling all outstanding copies of the album that asked for Melissa Hollick or Mikey Neumann. (Minus four individuals who I am... Read more
Melissas Finished, Now Fulfilling Mikeys
14 / 310 albums fulfilled.
I have sent out final fulfillment to all backers who requested a Melissa Hollick voiceover copy. If you asked for Melissa Hollick (British accent female)... Read more
Fulfillment begins. Melissa Hollick (British) voiceovers first.
It feels so weird to not begin updates with a mention of the renders count! So, I suppose I better get used to doing it with a fulfillment count.
5/310... Read more
The update I've waited 10 months to post.
3,721 / 3,720 renders completed.
I seem to have accidentally rendered one of the tracks 311 times. Whoops.(BONUS TRACK will be uploaded for everyone's consumption when I find which... Read more
~Important~ update. Fulfillment information ahead.
3,622 / 3,720 renders completed.
I am within 100 renders of the long-elusive final total of 3,720. I expect to be done with Spacesick by the end of the week... Read more
"Void" renders done, one track left
3,518 renders out of 3,720 complete.
"Void" is finished, and dang, was it fun. It's got kind of a pulsey, clubbey feel—way closer to EDM that I enjoy than some... Read more
Very brief progress update, fulfillment nears
3,345 / 3,720 renders complete.
"Uncertainty Principle" is done. Onwards to "Spacesick" and "Void"- all that remains before I begin sending out completed albums.
375 renders left. Roughly another 26... Read more
3,134 out of 3,720 renders.
"Refract" is done. It held up very well, although the fact it required more manual oversight between renders and didn't do as much with random... Read more
I cannot believe I am past the 3K mark on this project. I cannot believe I have heard the same thing 3,000 times, I cannot believe I have... Read more
Brief Progress Update
"Tides" is complete.
2,934 out of 3,720 renders.
Remaining tracks to flesh out to 310 renders:
- "Refract" (partially there- almost done- was working concurrently on this and "Tides")
- "Uncertainty Principle" ... Read more
Jeff Good's Copy Is Public, "Tides"/"Refract" stream Wednesday
Friend Of The Album Jeff Good Makes His Mikey/Kris Copy Public
You all might remember that back in January, official Friend To The Album Jeff "Lowguppy" Good was rewarded for... Read more
Progress Update, VR Update
2,703 out of 3,720 renders completed.
Well past the two thirds mark of this project as Rotations draws to a close. I'm listening to Rotations #310 render and getting ready... Read more
"Rotations" stream footage
In case you missed last night's footage of how "Rotations" are made, here's the YouTube export. I have it cued up to 6:30 which is where it gets going.... Read more
Absolute Zero complete! Rotations stream Thursday 7-9pm EST.
2,556. Not bad for having been in New Orleans for business since I updated last!
Absolute Zeroes are in the bag. That's six of the twelve tracks of the album... Read more
Absolute Zero stream recap
Here's Friday night's stream showing how Absolute Zeroes are made. (I queued it up to the 8-minute mark, where I actually start showing off the good stuff. If it... Read more
Stream Tonight, 2016-04-15, 6pm-8pm Eastern US Time
First things first, let me say: 2,417.
Okay, on to the announcement: I've hit a really cool vein of Absolute Zero's that I'm currently mining, somewhere in the A170-ish range. ... Read more
Progress Update, VR possibilities
"Adrift" is done.
310 copies of "Adrift" are in the books, bringing the overall renders count up to 2,360. The target of 3,720 draws ever nearer.
This is the first... Read more
What will we do today, Brain?
I have rendered 2,164 tracks.
"Neutrinos" is finished, all 310 Neutrinos are done.
"Neutrinos" wasn't as full of surprises to the end as "Oblivion",... Read more
Oblivion is DONE.
Pulsar is DONE.
Distant is DONE.
Yesterday I celebrated the "I hit recording number #310 of Distant", which gets me off of that track and into another... Read more
Solicitations for Music Video, Progress Update, & more!
Hello backers! It's been a quiet few weeks, as I have been grinding silently on the project without doing anything explicitly noteworthy such as a stream or a milestone. Still,... Read more
Assembling a custom copy Live On Stream Friday 8pm EST, plus Special Guest!
Hello, fellow interstellar-perishing-enthusiasts!
As a special thanks to Friend of The Album™ Jeff Good for his 30+ hours of volunteer labor helping this album come to life, he's being rewarded... Read more
All Three Albums Now Available On Most Services, Worldwide
Now that I am back from the Holidays, I am happy to update that Music To Die Alone In Space To has hit most major online music services.
US iTunes:... Read more
The "Music To Die Alone In Space To" Reader's Companion
First, a quick update on fulfillment: After having sent out the first wave of albums just before Christmas, I've since received some late surveys and/or stragglers from people whose emails... Read more
Album Discussion Thread
Merry (holiday), everybody- Spranta came down your chimneys overnight and left you presents!
"GASP! It's just what I wanted! Between one and three beautiful albums about suffocating while adrift... Read more
Survey Deadline! Fulfillment of Canon Mixes imminent!
Canon Mixes Ready
I have completed and QA'd to my satisfaction the mixing and mastering and arrangement of the Cepheus, Andromeda, & Tsuki No Usagi mixes of Music To Die... Read more
Another FAQ & streamy goodness happening right now!
Another FAQ I'm receiving:
I missed that we could overpay by $3/$6 for FLAC! Did I miss my chance?
No, you didn't! Unlike the prohibition on ordering extra copies, which... Read more
Fulfillment Survey FAQ & "Neutrinos" Stream Tonight
In the wake of today's fulfillment surveys, two questions have come up repeatedly, so I thought I would answer them in an update. (These apply only to individual-tier $55+.)
"Distant"?... Read more
Introducing, your Canon Copies! Fulfillment soon!
In no particular order, I present to you these descriptions of our Canon Copies!
Music To Die Alone In Space To (Andromeda Mix)
Music To Die Alone In Space To... Read more
Big Update Of All Voice Performances And All Arts For Review
Early next week, I will send out the polls (in a message, not an Update) asking for your top three picks for voice performance and top three picks for art... Read more
Laura Shigihara English + Japanese, Matt Cavotta Art... ALL Assets Received, Next Phase!
Matt Cavotta Art
It's amazing and I have to let it speak for itself. The title is, "Dying Alone In 1972, Man".
I am working on getting a... Read more
Reveals: RKF art, Marty Knapton, Chris Sabat performance, Brina Palencia performance, Scottish performance!
I'm healthy and back among the living. Time to get back to dying alone in space. That kinda makes sense, right?
Let's waste no time on this round of highly ... Read more
Update on progress, Brittany Matthews
Hey all. There is not a ton of new business to share as I have been sidelined with a nasty illness that has me too foggy-headed to work on much... Read more
Daniel Graves; Lucinda Molov; Valerie Lafayette!
Daniel Graves has been a long-time personal favorite of mine, as the frontman of Aesthetic Perfection. It's no secret that my first genre love, way before both EDM... Read more
"HAL Voice" Brett Balfour; Finished Liz Nugent Art!
"HAL Voice" Brett Balfour!
The overwhelming winner of the choose-your-desired-voice-type poll was for a voice imitating that of the antagonistic computer HAL 9000 from the masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey... Read more
Correction + penalty track
Very sorry to issue an extraneous update, but I had the date wrong. The Douglas Coleman show interview airs TODAY 10/13 at 3pm eastern, not tomorrow. Listen at http://www.douglascolemanmusic.com/the-douglas-coleman-show/ .
As penance... Read more
Absolute Zero; Interview Roundup; Progress Update
I haven't shared with you all yet the second bonus track, that I made based on YOUR poll results! This one is for the second stretch goal, when... Read more
Chris Sabat, Laura Shigihara, Matt Cavotta, Chris "Rally" Benimati, & more!
I'll be posting less frequently now that the project has funded; nobody likes it when a project updates daily, so expect fewer updates but with more goodies in each. And... Read more
We did it! ~and~, Last chance to suggest voice performers
I would throw confetti to celebrate, but in space, that becomes very dangerous space debris. A future spacecraft or rescue mission might be traveling at a very high speed relative... Read more
Poll #2 Winner; Richard Kane Ferguson; Liz Nugent; Straub Art!
And the winner of the second "You Choose The Track" poll...
... by a single vote, is:
Gosh, do I have some hot ideas for this one. I've... Read more
Announcing Brina Palencia voice performance!
Announcing Brina Palencia voice performance!
The celebrity roster for Music To Die Alone In Space Tocontinues to grow with the addition of Brina Palencia, who is not only an... Read more
Laura Bailey Performance; Kris Straub Joins On Art
Hear Laura Bailey Performance In "Adrift"
I've had a lot of requests since announcing Laura Bailey's voiceover to hear an example of her work! Well, wait no longer. I've been... Read more
Presenting First Poll Finished Track & Beginning Second Poll!
Second "You Choose The Track" Poll Begins!
By the time you're reading this update, you should received a message from me with a link to participate in the second You... Read more
Laura Bailey VO!! and, How Fulfillment Is Going To Work
Announcing Laura Bailey Voiceover!
Our next celebrity voiceover performance needs no introduction. An all-star voice performer from anime and video games, you are almost certainly already familiar with the incredible... Read more
"Spacesick/Hypertorus" Preview; Poll Winner
"You Make The Track" Poll Winner
And the winner, by just 3 votes, is... *drum roll*
"I never did want to die on Earth".
Cool! I would love to... Read more
Kickstarter "Happening"; All Three Remaining Stretch Goals; Poll Continues
Big update here, so let's get down to it.
All Remaining Stretch Goals Clobbered
Apparently Music To Die Alone In Space To was chosen to be an inclusion in the Kickstarter... Read more
Stretch Goals & FLAC Support!
You've been asking, and I've arranged for it! I had to learn a few new tricks, but FLAC is now an option if you don't want your album... Read more
Announcing Mikey Neumann voiceover; "Uncertainty Principle"; current tracklist!
Three exciting updates today as the Kickstarter crests 300 percent!
Announcing Mikey Neumann Collaboration
We're very pumped to announce the involvement of Mikey Neumann, the Chief Creative Champion of... Read more
Introducing a new track: "Oblivion"
As the project climbs on toward funding for three times its original goal (wow!) thanks to all you awesome backers, I'm over here working on new tracks and improving existing... Read more
200% funded! FAQ added; new render of "Adrift"!
We did it! *confetti*
Thank you so much, everybody, for getting on board with this exciting new project. Together you've put the project up to 200% the funding amount, and... Read more
Update #1: 75% Done on Day 1; Preview of "Adrift" Posted
Thank you all so much for your support. I'm floored by the response over here, with the project backing 75% in just its first day. It's looking really likely that... Read more