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An original cinematic-style book soundtrack inspired by the Stormlight Archive novels by Brandon Sanderson • If you missed the campaign, it's not too late! You can still pledge now on BackerKit!
An original cinematic-style book soundtrack inspired by the Stormlight Archive novels by Brandon Sanderson • If you missed the campaign, it's not too late! You can still pledge now on BackerKit!
1,705 backers pledged $112,667 to help bring this project to life.

A Big Update, When are We Releasing??, and LAST CALL for Order changes / updates / additions!!

Posted by The Black Piper (Creator)

Hi everyone!

We've got some big things for you in this update! Thank you for your patience in waiting for this to come out! It's been a wild, crazy ride on this end - and I'm happy to have the chance to tell you about it!

Before I get too far, I don't want you to miss the last section of this update - it's important: this is the last call for order changes, updates, additions, etc. on BackerKit! More on that below - but please read that section and go make any necessary updates to your order on BackerKit as soon as possible! (Thank you!)


What We've Been Doing

So, over the last few months, we've been putting our hearts and souls into writing, orchestrating, prepping, recording, mixing and mastering the Kaladin album - with all the bells and whistles! We've recorded some stellar strings in Budapest, a great choir in Salt Lake City, and amazing soloists in L.A. We hired one of the world's best mixers, Casey Stone, to mix the album, and an outstanding mastering engineer, Patricia Sullivan, to master (put the final touches on) the album!

If you've ever been a part of a big budget Hollywood soundtrack recording, you know it's a TON of work! And we wanted this to be a Hollywood-quality album! So, we put every ounce of effort into it! And to really give it everything it deserved, we had to go radio silent! We put in long, crazy hours - and we're excited to say that we made it happen!! (We know that most of you are as excited as we are about that!)





Pre-Release Party

Finishing up the album took quite a lot of effort and work, and after it all, poor Sae Sae had some major seizures, which have given the post-recording phase some challenges! (Such as not being able to send out any updates until now!)

However, after we finalized everything with the album, we were able to throw a great Pre-Release party, and invited everyone we could through Facebook and Twitter. We featured foods from the book (chouta!), we had some great posters up describing the process for the project, and a lot of people came and had a great time!




We got to release the THATH glyph by Isaac Stewart!!! (He even signed it for us!)


And we also had a surprise visit from a couple of special guests!!!


So, When are We Releasing, Already?!?!

The question on everyone's minds! Well, we are excited to announce (at last!) that we are releasing the digital album tonight (right now)!!! We will be sending the mp3s out via BackerKit. For those that are interested in the higher quality wav files, I'm working out a solution for delivering those soon as well - though, there may be another mechanism for that. Stay tuned.

In order to receive your copy of the digital album, you'll need to make sure you're all paid up on your rewards in BackerKit. Please let me know if you have any issues being able to download your copy of the album once your order is all finalized (minus the payment for shipping).


When will all the other rewards release?

Other digital rewards (digital: bookmarks, art cards, wallpapers) will begin releasing in January. We'll be working on the art book through the spring, so the digital art book as well as all of the physical rewards will all start shipping in June 2018.


Tell us your experience with the album: the new Black Piper forums

Once you've had a chance to listen to your new digital Kaladin album, let us know what you think! We've set up the brand new Black Piper forums. Tell us:

  • Which songs are your faves and why?
  • How does the music make you feel?
  • Does the music work for the scenes we're depicting?
  • Do you need to know specific pages for the scenes to understand what the music goes to or does the music speak for itself?
  • Do you think people would need to read the books in order to enjoy the music?
  • Anything else you want to say - regarding your experience, your thoughts about the campaign - anything!



Here's an important piece of news: in conjunction with the release, we'll be locking down BackerKit. The last day to make final updates to your order is Thursday, December 21, 2017, at midnight PDT. After that, we will lock your reward selections and charge cards for add-on item purchases, pledge upgrades, and pre-orders. You can continue to update your shipping address up until we lock addresses for shipping.

If you haven’t answered your survey yet, if you fill out your BackerKit survey or pay for extra shipping after the order due date, we’ll still receive your information but your shipment may be delayed.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at


Also, thank you all for being so responsive to answering our BackerKit survey—even though it may not seem like much as an individual backer, you have no idea how tremendously helpful this has been for me when trying to keep track of all 1900+ of you!

Thanks everyone for your support, and especially for your excitement and encouragement! Please don't stop telling us what we're doing right - or what we need to improve on! I can't tell you just how much your words mean to us!!! This has been - and continues to be - an incredible journey, and we are so grateful to be on it with you.

PLEASE - if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to message us through Kickstarter or email us! We love hearing from you, and we'll make every effort to fix any issues and answer any questions!



Michael (and the rest of The Black Piper team)

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    1. The Black Piper Creator on

      Hey @Dan - did you see our latest update?

    2. Dan on

      its Feb 1st and I have not yet received the Physical Media.

    3. The Black Piper Creator on

      @akash - thanks! We are too :)
      @Raphael - You're welcome! Hope you're loving it!
      @Elon - We did our best to get it out quickly! Let us know what you think :)
      @Eric - You're welcome. Regarding the physical CD's, we're looking at the end of spring, June at the latest

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      Eric Anderson on

      Thank you very making mp3 @ 320 kbps and wav files available as options for the digital download!

      Any news as to when the physical CDs, etc. will be shipped?

    5. Elon Svärdhagen on

      I only backed the Spren pledge level because I though this would get released after I finished Oathbringer and I prefered to had the music running while I read. But now I still have a good 300+ pages left, so I'll just buy the songs from CD Baby then. Too bad I missed out on most other add-ons then!

    6. Raphael

      Thanks for the WAV!

    7. akash kashyap on

      Thanks! Great album guys! Looking forward to Shallan in the future. ;)

    8. The Black Piper Creator on

      Hey @akash - yes, it is! the second section of music is a hidden track. It's a remix version of the first section of music

    9. akash kashyap on

      In the final track (Knights Radiant Theme), there is a two minute gap of silence. Is that intentional?

    10. The Black Piper Creator on

      @Jeff - yep! It's Parshendi
      @Raphael - perfect!
      @AC - yes, I'll be sending out the WAVs (hopefully) today.


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      AC on

      I love it, but can I get wav files? That would make it 100% perfect!

    12. Raphael

      @TheBlackPiper CD quality is usually what you can get, so that would be great! Thanks!

    13. Jeff on

      Oh, nevermind, I think I was being silly. It's the Parshendi, chanting! Of course! :P

    14. Jeff on

      What is the chanting on the Bridge Four track? It sounds like it could be the bridge crews carrying the bridge, but I can't remember if they chanted while they ran or not. I'll need to go look and see, I guess.

      I'm really enjoying this album. Thanks!

    15. The Black Piper Creator on

      @Robbie - cool! Which ones in particular?

    16. Robbie Reed on

      Awesome can’t wait. This is awesome by the way. Some of the songs give me chills!

    17. The Black Piper Creator on

      @Robbie - very soon. Some of those digital things are being finalized, others are still being finished up. We'll likely start sending some of that after the holidays

    18. Robbie Reed on

      When do we get the digital book marks etc.

    19. The Black Piper Creator on

      @Robbie - you're welcome! Enjoy
      @Chase - I can't wait to hear what you think!
      @Raphael - I can convert the WAVs into FLAC for you. The one caveat is that they will be CD quality (44.1 kHz / 16-bit). This is because there would be a very significant cost to having the mastering engineer output another version.

    20. Robbie Reed on

      Thank you thank you thank you!

    21. Raphael

      Yay, music!

      Can we have FLAC, please?

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      Chase Gluch on

      I'm so excited I can't even stand it! I'm downloading it now, and then I'm streaming it to my Xbox to listen in surround sound!!!

    23. The Black Piper Creator on

      @Everyone - I'm not sure if the link shows up in your emails or not, but after you've had a chance to listen to the album, we'd really love to hear your thoughts over at the forums. Here's a text link, just in case it didn't show up:


    24. The Black Piper Creator on

      @Brandon - thanks! It looks like you found the hidden track!
      And thanks for helping @Sarah out!

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      Brandon MacKendrick on

      @ Sarah Keene - click the link in your backerkit survey confirmation email and find the download on that page.

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      Brandon MacKendrick on

      I love the electric guitar in The Knight's Radiant Theme :)

      Actually I love the whole thing. This is so awesome and beautiful!

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      Sarah Keene on

      This is my first kickstarter, how do I access the digital copy of the soundtrack. Will it be via email or something here on kickstarter?

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      Brandon MacKendrick on

      Looks like I'm wearing my Stormlight shirt to work and downloading this on my phone to listen to it :)

      Also this will probably kill my productivity a little today, as I get out about how awesome it is.

    29. Michael Smalley

      I love it! Amazing job everyone!

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      Marina Vidal on

      Thank you so much for your hard work!!! I'm going to listen the soundtrack right now <3