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Well, friends, it has been awhile. Some reflection on professional avenues helped to re-kindle that "Oh yeah! Newgrounds!" feeling that I remember back when I first joined up. Since then I've become a full-time teacher, double-time content creator.
On the music side, I've started work on my SECOND professional album, but need to take some time to pimp the first one now that I have changed digital distributors from CDbaby to Loudr. If you are interested, I just posted the title track from the first album, "Fire Dance," for your listening pleasure. If you enjoyed that and would like more like it, head on over to: xenotraproject.bandcamp.com to see the full album. It represents some of my best work.
As work progresses on the 2nd iteration, I will post a few tracks up here for free so folks can get a taste. If you want to see other work of mine, check out my YouTube channel over at: www.youtube.com/xenotrastudios
Thank you for your time and attention.
I am now featured on Facebook!
Just search Xenotra Studios Music and I'll pop up! Join in on discussions, postings, and don't forget to hit the "Like" button.
Hope everyone is doing well!
Composing is going better than it ever has been before. I keep churning out new material, and learning a lot as I go, and each song seems to increase in quality as I go. Old projects that were once discarded with no hope of being finished suddenly have meaning again, and I am, indeed, finishing them. Too bad there's a 2 song posting limit here. ;)
As I am trying to get the FB page up and functional, my attention may be turned mostly to that, but I will be updating here as much as I can.
In the meantime, check out the 2 new posts. If you were born in the 80s, you'll have a much higher chance of guessing what the chord progression is from. Happy hunting and rock on!
If any of you fans are wondering why in the mecha-jesus I haven't submitted anything in awhile, this is my explanation:
Music Education degrees can be difficult, but I am almost gradimucated. :) On the composing end, I have a live performance with the University's Concert Band coming up this semester, featuring my most recent piece, so all of my spare time has been devoted to that composition's editing and instrumentation.
I might resurrect a few projects when the year gets a little more underway. Until then, thanks a lot for listening, and be sure to leave a review!
Classes have started up again, and to tell the truth, I'd rather be working. In fact, I want to be working non-stop instead of classes. Not that my classes are terrible; in fact, they're pretty damn good, as they ARE designed to prepare us to be officially teachers, so that rocks, but with the amount of stuff that I learned this summer about video editing, sound production, and brass repair, so many new avenues have opened up that I wish I had a year off or something to explore them. Oh well.
BUT! I would be remised if my first post on the site was completely emo, so I'll end this short bit on a good note.
Modern Sonata was fully edited and retitled its original working title, "In Retropect." It still represents a fusion of mediums and styles, but holds a more special place in my heart and got about 3 full minutes knocked off cuz I felt like it (and because it was taking forever to realize the main melody).
On the docket next, between teacher training, are 3 new projects to look forward to:
1) Dark Water (if you know what this cover alludes to, you're on my favorite's list)
2) The Raiders of Shadow (ditto)
3) Village Fight (another from the Lenny Archives, newly remastered)
Hopefully, homework permitting, I can get these out soon.
Thanks to everyone for listening. Have a wonderful day.