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I just released a new album! It’s called “The Shade from Our Trees” and you can download it from my website, stream it on the platform of your choice, or be a hero and help Kickstart it!

Where have I been, you ask? After making a dozen albums and hundreds of songs non-stop for over a decade, I was feeling pretty burned out. I decided to just take some time off to recharge my battery until I was feeling truly inspired to make more music. That finally came this year, and I’ve been working feverishly ever since to finish this album!

"The Shade from Our Trees" has been a long time in the making, which seems oddly appropriate given the source of the title. The album's roots came as the second half of a double-album called "Feathers and Tethers", where "Feathers" was the light CD, and "Tethers" was the dark one. As I was close to releasing it, I realized it was way too dark, even for me. I cannibalized a couple of songs from it to put on what became "Addressed to the Stars", and let the rest gather dust.

When I came back to the project with fresh ears, I started working on new material to pull the album together and make it more balanced. I ended up abandoning most of the original project to make room for the newer material I was writing. The result is maybe the most ambitious project I’ve tackled to date, incorporating a lot of new sounds into my music. 

In addition to the album itself, backers with $5+ pledges will get a digital EP of updated versions of the previously released songs that didn't make it onto the album, the original acoustic version of Vanishing Note, the original upbeat version of The Maze, and an unreleased track. 

Everyone at the $30+ tiers get their name in the liner notes of the album, along with a photo of me holding a personalized thank-you note. There's a $50 package for those of you who don't need a shiny disc, but who want basically every digital goodie I can throw at them. And for the truly adventurous, TinyTune commissions are back! 

Thank you all so much for the support. I love you all!

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    Digital Copy

    Includes MP3 and lossless FLAC format downloads, plus a copy of the bonus EP. Included on all $5+ pledges.

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    Physical CD

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    Physical CD + 2 from Back Catalog

    Choose two more of my older CDs (Only Whispering, Ashes, The Wake, The Beautiful Machine, and Addressed to the Stars are in stock).

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    • Signed CD, in Digipak case
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    Digital Hero

    For those who don't need anything physical but still want to support my music. Includes my Epic Bundle (every one of my songs in regular/instrumental FLACs, along with tons of stems, alternate cuts, etc, normally $40 on my website). I'll also make a personalized thank-you video, and give my kitty a snuggle for you. :D

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    Physical CD + 5 from Back Catalog

    Includes the new CD, plus Only Whispering, Ashes, The Wake, The Beautiful Machine, and Addressed to the Stars.

    Includes:
    • Signed CD, in Digipak case
    • Five back catalog CDs
    • Lossless FLAC download
    • Bonus EP download
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    Custom TinyTune!

    Your own custom TinyTune! Give me a topic, theme, or idea, and I'll write and record a short song for you! "The Maze", "Orbit" and "Dead Code" came from some of my previous TinyTune commissions. Includes Epic Bundle and thank-you video with cat cuddles :D

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    • Custom TinyTune
    • Signed CD, in Digipak case
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    Custom TinyTune: Early-Bird Special!

    TinyTune package for early birds!

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    • Custom TinyTune
    • Signed CD, in Digipak case
    • Lossless FLAC download
    • Bonus EP download
    • Epic Bundle download
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