"The End Is Only the Beginning" is the title of the new record and it has taken me on a journey the likes of which I have never taken in my life. My previous albums were more demos really, but they were demos that received airplay on major radio stations such as KROQ and XM radio (Back when my project was called Shaolin Temple of BooM) and more recently within the year my music has been getting licensed to major TV shows and video games for example this licensing of my song Duel
Or this promo for the show Degrassi
I have always been an independent artist handling every aspect of my music and business, from designs, to websites, to production, to distribution and beyond.
This next album represents what I believe to be my first legitimate release. By contrast the aforementioned albums (demos) took me less than a month to create, this includes writing, recording, mixing, mastering and distribution. This was an incredibly fast and short time to do an album, so with this new album I decided to pace myself and work at it everyday, sometimes 12 to 20 hour days of programming, recording and arranging for as long as it takes and I am currently in my 10th month, chipping away at it until I reach the desired result, and the results are a night and day difference to anything I have done in the past. Thus far, pre-sales have paid for the recording of this album but as we all know (those of us that have recorded) to release an album of a high quality production takes quite a bit of budget to realize. That is why I decided to do this Kick Starter campaign and give it a shot to help finance the remaining amount. I have poured my heart and soul and mind into this album with everything I have, now I need that little extra kick start to complete this album and pay for the mixdown and mastering. The mixdown and mastering of any album are the key ingredients to the final product, many times you can have an incredible song that didn't have the right production and mixing and that influences the way you feel about the song, and in many cases you can have a mediocre song that is mixed in the right way and it sounds better than what it is.... Mixing is an essential part in bringing the full vision of the music to the ears of the listener, I have some legendary mixers on board to mix certain tracks within the album that are actually giving me a huge discount to their normal price because of my independent nature and because they have expressed they like the tracks.
Here is a track from the last album, this song is called "Transference" (This video was created for $0 using a handheld vid camera, the video currently has over 20 thousand views and is a youtube partner video)
These are from 2004, it was before I was WVM but I was in the process of creating and lifting my homemade demos to the stage and exposure to the world online
This was my home studio, it wasn't much but out of that little studio I created 2 tracks that got play on major radio stations KROQ and XM in Evil and Into Nothing
First shows playing out with backup musicians I put together
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