Just in time for the fourth of July, it's my pleasure to report that every single reward has now been handled. Of those:
- I've been asked to hold onto two... Read more
SHIPtunes aka Reward Delivery Status
Just wanted to give a quick update on rewards delivery....
At present, all but 18 rewards are out the door. Seven (7) packages are completely ready (including postage) and will... Read more
Fly, my pretties!
Between one day and one month from now, you'll be getting your reward in the mail. Hopefully it's closer to that first estimate, but sadly, all international mail is not... Read more
Rewards will shortly be in these boxes, addressed, and shipped out.
If there's any chance I'll interact with you in the next week or so, please let me know as... Read more
LAST CHANCE to redeem SE downloads
It is with heavy heart that I announce some bad news. I just received word from NIN management that Now I'm Null(thing), Purest Beeping, and Maybe Just Ones (and zeroes)... Read more
To the living room! Two very helpful ladies and I spent a few hours putting together the Special Edition packages tonight. Well, they had to go to bed, but I'm... Read more
WHERE to redeem download codes
Hi! It was pointed out to me that I was so excited to tell everyone to redeem the download codes that I failed to mention where. I see a... Read more
The waiting game
Hi Folks, hopefully you all had a nice Memorial Day and/or weekend!
I'm on the edge of my seat, here, waiting...! Not much to say here, but a few things... Read more
Gearing up for SE release
So, this just happened: http://inversephase.bandcamp.com/album/pretty-eight-machine-se-tracks
Up front: If you are a backer (if you're reading this, you probably are) and your reward level includes the special edition, do not preorder!... Read more
Print booklet sent to press, rear stickers on their way
Everyone, we're on the homestretch.
I decided on a simple list of track titles for the sticker on the back. Also there will be an edition number; I'm printing 100... Read more
Puns complete / Assembly begins
Well, I don't have all of the P8MSE materials yet, but I can start:
So, yesterday and today, we went through and took the first step.... and now we have... Read more
Something Else You Never Had
Except for maybe a few of you (I only know of one backer for sure), almost nobody had an MSX computer. The first incarnation of the MSX was a Z80... Read more
Maybe Just a whole lotta puns
Maybe Just Once I can be done with this track....
Maybe Just One for the books....
Maybe Just Once I post this update....
Maybe Just One more track to do.... Read more
SE and new studio status update
So, what's been going on this month? I've prepared this picture tour:
For one, events! I gave recent seminars at Eastern Shore Fan Con at UMES and PAX East. This... Read more
First SE track completely done, sent to listening team
The first SE track to experience 100% completion is Purest Feeling. If you watched the video in the last update, you'll know this is my first Sega Genesis/Mega Drive track.... Read more
Please check out the Beatdown City kickstarter
As soon as my laptop stops giving me issues I'll have that comparison video ready (timeframe: late tonight / tomorrow), but I wanted to post something quick that... Read more
A glimmer of light at the end of my tunnel
Hi all, it's been a month, and I'm just trying to keep people in the loop.
While there's no new progress to share at the moment, some of my life... Read more
I'm currently having a lot of issues with, well, everything.
There are some serious things going on in my personal life that I'd rather not discuss (but I ... Read more
More booklet art
Hey all, just wanted to share a little more artwork that will probably end up in the P8M SE booklet. Katarrhaktes has submitted some excellent pieces and I wanted to... Read more
Booklet coming together
Happy anniversary, dear!
Today (well, late tonight) is the one-year anniversary of the regular edition of P8M, and I am pleased to say things are finally coming together for the... Read more
P8M shirts in
Well, for once, something happened ahead of schedule, and that's my shirt shipment!
I still need to finish off special editions before sending these out of course, but do know... Read more
Why I'm posting about How To Destroy Angels_
Quick update: No proof from the shirt guys yet, but....
I wanted to go see Trent (and company) perform live, so last night (er, 40 hours ago) my girlfriend and... Read more
Shirt order: PLACED.
Hi backers and not-backers (but mostly backers), this is a short update to let you know shirts have been ordered.
Potentially interesting details:
Between kickstarter donations, other interested folks, and... Read more
Hi backers, of those of you receiving (or thinking about buying) P8M shirts, is anyone terribly averse to a ash/heather grey? Just want to get your opinions!
Hi all, just a quick update to say I recently "nailed" some of my contract work, and while some of it remains, I'm feeling great and really in work mode... Read more
This post is dedicated to Jamie and Guido. I'm pretty sure everyone else knows I'm hard at work.
The balancing act known as my life continues, as I try to... Read more
Hey guys, this isn't the mindblowing update I was hoping to post, but I wanted to let Special Edition and up backers know that I'm still chugging along on the... Read more
What does Trent think?
The number one question after P8M's release was "Have you heard from Trent?" and I was just constantly responding "no, but I hope he likes it", etc. Well, I can... Read more
The plot unravels....into a shirt!
Hey folks, while I work on Special Edition tracks, I'd like your feedback on this shirt! It will go out to anyone that backed with a $40 pledge or higher,... Read more
Regular Edition CDs now shipping
Just got the final regular edition CD for the final quality test. The art looks great, very very close to the preview, and the disc looks even better than the... Read more
Regular Edition CDs almost ready to ship
The audio/artwork masters are at the duplication house. I've ordered one copy to myself to make sure the final product is A-OK, then I begin the process of shipping out... Read more
Amazing! P8M tops the bandcamp charts!
So, the listening party went down less than a week ago. Since its release, Pretty Eight Machine has been near the top of the charts on Bandcamp. Currently at #4,... Read more
You can now redeem your download code!
Your download codes will all now work! Even the folks that accidentally tried to redeem them early! GO! EVERYTHING IS GO! FLY, MY PRETTIES!
And please help me promote the... Read more
The package has been delivered
Kris over at Noise Channel has all of the audio for tomorrow's listening/release party show. Can't believe it! TOMORROW!Less than 24 hours! Seriously getting the jitters. Please come to... Read more
Laundry lists of things to do
Some of this... Read more
Listening party announced!
The listening party plans are solid! Like I mentioned before, this is online, so everyone should be able to attend. The station is Arecibo Radio, and the show is Noise... Read more
Waiting on a few more surveys...
The survey responses are almost all in! Thank you for answering them so quickly! If you have not answered your survey, I can not deliver your reward, so please answer... Read more
I sent out backer surveys! Please check your junk boxes and whatever else for them and answer everything as best you can so I can take care of you!
Just... Read more
Another two-week update
Hey all, jumping right into an update here, the TL;DR are the top two paragraphs and the last one, with some details in-between:
The first half of the album is... Read more
Input from the listening team, and input from YOU.
This isn't a super-long update, but I want everyone to know that feedback has started coming back from my listening team, who now has at least half of P8M. Since... Read more
A listening team appears!
Hay errybody --
Milestone weekend! I know everyone (including me) really just wants to know when things are going to be done. Instead of promising and failing to meet a... Read more
New audio setup video
Hey folks, I made a video today! It's a little crappy. I shot it with my cellphone because I don't currently have anything better (the audio's all desynced) but I... Read more
Safe arrival at my (new) home.
Well, I've been "called out" by my backer, Samtallic, and the rest of you deserve a situation report. Man, I'm sorry things have been going so slow. I am finally... Read more
I fell in love with a backer
Doing my best to keep everyone in the loop here!
In my last video, and once or twice elsewhere, I said it would be about a month to complete the... Read more
Okay! I sent out a few messages to backers that will get private viewings and previews of tracks before everyone else. I got a bunch of replies, but a few... Read more
What the hell happened to me?
Ok, this isn't an Adam Sandler album, it's me with an update. It's been over a month. I'm sure people are wondering what's going on with Pretty Eight Machine. Things... Read more
Clearing cover art, the slightly-longer version.
Hi guys, there was a post from Andy Baio today about his Miles Davis chiptune tribute album, Kind of Bloop (also a Kickstarter Project), and I figure a few people... Read more
I'm making a note here (actually, several).... HUGE SUCCESS!
Ladies and gentlemen, the deadline has come and gone.
Some of you have been here since the beginning, and some of you just joined at the end.
A number of... Read more
How regular and special editions will work
Hi backers and anyone reading,
I've gotten a few questions about how the regular and special editions, downloads vs physical, etc. will work. I want to clear that up really... Read more
We did it! Have a free single from the album!
I have to say, I'm pretty impressed. We hit the goal just before the halfway mark, which was actually over a day ago, but I've been working on something special...... Read more
Hmm, what's this?
Had a few requests for an update and there's a bit too much speculation about the album and artwork in various corners of the internet. So, here's a preliminary front... Read more
Three days in, Blipfest.
Guys, it hasn't even been three days and already we've broken a grand. Totally amazing, and I have all of you to thank! [edit: by the way, we're at 42... Read more