Complete Make Music Demo Tracks Posted to SoundCloud

All thirteen demo tracks for the upcoming release – Make Music – have been posted to the A Rising Force SoundCloud Page.  Included with this release are all of the original recordings and work-in-progress demoes that were done throughout the recording process.  Each track is dated to give an idea of how the songs came together over time.  Some tracks were written in a very short span of a few weeks, while others developed over many years.  I’ve included written commentary for each track that discusses the differences from the previous takes and the goals for that particular version.

In addition to the content that has be posted to SoundCloud, I’ve also updated the A Rising Force website with production notes and music plugins:

Make Music – Lyrics and Production Notes
Pickmeup – Production Notes Page

With the release of the complete Make Music demo tracks, I’ve finished posting all of the back log of music that I’ve created during the production of Make Music.  From here on out, the focus will be on releasing the songs in a commercially available release format via iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify, and other leading music distribution services.

There is much more to come later this week – big news regarding the first official release.  Stay tuned!

Tour Production Notes And Recording History Updated

The update for today is to the production notes page for Tour.  I’ve also added the song notes for a few tracks and plan on adding more in the coming weeks.  I’m hoping to do an update every day and slowly but surely get all the content I have up on the site.  The next big project (later this weekend) is going to be doing some video editing for the track reviews I’m planning on posting.  More info to come tomorrow!

Opener Production Notes and Demo Recordings

I’ve posted the first of many updates to the production notes section of the site. Tonight, I added the recording history for Opener – which includes two demo tracks.

In choosing the best way to share the music, I researched a couple different options: SoundCloud and Mixcloud.  I decided to go with SoundCloud because it had upfront pricing and gave me a free plan to build off.  It also had a great plugin for WordPress that let me integrate it very easily into the existing pages on the site.

Now that I’ve picked a platform for sharing my music, I can start updating the recording history section on the production notes pages that are already online (Opener, Tour, Bright Eyed, Anyway, Pickmeup).  I also plan on posting a track review video where I discuss the songwriting and recording process for each song on the album Make Music.

Lyrics for Make Music added

I’ve updated the lyrics and music sections of the site and added all the songs from Make Music.  More content, including music and videos, to come.  I still have two more days of recording left.

In addition, I’ve started posting a list of the gear that I used in the production of the album.  When possible, I try to provide links to the company and specific product.