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Free new EP "Crow's Wing Vol. 1"

2013-09-02 15:17:29 by Jabun

Yo Newgrounds :D

Well I FINALLY got permission from my old bandmates to release this EP of revamped recordings, and it's free right here on Newgrounds :D. The EP is a collection of tracks by my first ever band "Crow's Wing" from back when I was 14-18 (long time ago now XD), which were recorded back in 2007-8 and released here on Newgrounds by my brother Mimeo. Now, 5 years later, and with much more experience producing I've gone back to make them sound a little bit more commercially acceptable XD. No new audio was recorded, just a heck of alot of mixing! I hope you guys enjoy it:

Crow's Wing Vol. 1
01 - Black Ice
02 - Free of Routine
03 - Philosophical Moped
04 - Which Way's South

You can also listen to the whole thing as a YouTube Playlist here.

In other news, I should be releasing another children's animation with Ektinkt very soon. Just waiting on the final voices right now, then I can finish the audio and Ektinkt can finish the animation :D It's sure to be Schweeet!

Finally, if you're interested in what I did with my weekend, my brother Eamon did a Vlog on it and posted it to YouTube. I shan't give any spoilers, but lets just say it's a little a-maize-ing ;D Sorry, that was really corny XD. Anyways feel free to check that out here.

Much to do and that I haven't mentioned, but that's all that's important on the update front.

OH! And I found myself a lovely girlfriend ;D

Ciao for niao Newgrounds!

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Free new EP "Crow's Wing Vol. 1"


Busy Busy Busy! (New tracks too :3)

2013-08-19 13:13:45 by Jabun
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Where to start! These last few weeks have been megahecktic!

First of all! I've uploaded some new tracks :D The first is a song by a friend of mine Clare Jeffrey which I produced called "60 Days". You can check her out on Soundcloud if you'd like for more of her musical endeavours! Now since I had all the recordings at my disposal, I decided I'd take a break to do a remix too. Here are the results: "60 Days [Jabun Orchestral Mix]" Hope you guys like it :D

On a slightly different note, things have gotten pretty hectic in other areas of my life, so I've unfortunately had to cut down on some projects. Here's an 8-bit orchestral piece I was doing for a game project: "Piggyback Ride". It's a shame it couldn't be in the game, but oh well such is life...

Meanwhile away from Newgrounds I've been working on music for an upcoming game SKYREEF! It's still in the works, but I should be recording some guitars with xIIInon for it soon. Here's my first contribution to the game, a boss theme for a guy called Crowley. For updates on how the game's progressing feel free to follow the development on Twitter! It's sure to be alot of fun :3

Another cool thing to happen in the last few weeks is an animation by Ektinkt I did some music for The Dinosaur Alphabet hit over 100,000 views on YouTube! (145k as I'm writing). We're already working on a sequel for the near future! Hope you guys like pirates! XD

Lastly, expect a mass upload of music in the near future :D Over the past month I've been revamping some recordings from my teen years by my first ever band Crow's Wing. You can find the original versions on my brother's old and dusty account mimeo, but expect to hear new and improved mixes of "Philosophical Moped", "Black Ice", "Which Way's South" and "Free of Routine" in the near future XD

Oh! Thanks to all the people who voted for me in the Epiphone Coronet design contest, it really meant alot :D No prizes this time around, but 4th place in the UK is pretty darn cool, and I beat my brother which is the main thing XD Cheers!

RIGHT! Back to work! There is much to do XD

Ciao for niao Newgrounds XD

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Yo Newgrounds!

My friend Clare asked me to produce this acoustic track for her "60 Days"

Hope you guys enjoy it :D If you did, please check out her soundcloud here.

More tunes to come soon :D

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New Track "60 Days" by Clare Jeffrey



Yo peeps!

Much has been up recently, so there hasn't been any uploads as of late... I assure you I AM working on stuff, though alot of it is collaborative work so I don't have much control over it's release date... oh well.

In the mean time, I've been doing a fair bit of horror sound design! Here's a little taste from my soundcloud "Don't poop yourself". Ok, so I admit they're not all actually scary sounds, but I'm trying to challenge myself more in the sound design department! If any of you want me to try and make some sounds just leave a comment below and I'll see what I can muster! If you'd like me to help with sound design in a game or animation work, send me a message and I'll do my best to lend a hand :D

Going back to the main topic for last week, there's about a week left of voting in the epiphone guitar competition. You can vote daily, so if you like the design pictured below please head here to cast your votes! Cheers!

Finally, apparently I'm pretty good at preparing fresh pineapple, and some peeps told me I should film it, so by popular local demand, here is an instructional video about how to efficiently prepare a pineapple. Enjoy?

NEways, that's all I have to say this fortnight. There should be more music coming soon (waiting on peeps...) so stay tuned!

Ciao for niao Newgrounds!

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"Don't poop yourself"! Sounds, guitars and pineapples!


I NEED YOUR HELP NEWGROUNDS :D

2013-07-09 11:47:30 by Jabun
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Yo Newgrounds peeps,

Uploading's been slow as of recent due to many side projects going on, but rest assured I'm still hard at work on audio for y'all. Been playing a little audio tennis with xIIInon for our latest collaboration, though there's no concrete ETA on that as he's pretty busy (and it's currently his serve). On my end, I've been working on some game music for Skyreef as well as more electronic stuff and a new track with my brother Eamon which is sure to be a blast! Think "Andrew WK" meets "Angels and Airwaves". It's also the 10th aniversary of forming my first band "Crow's Wing" which up until around 2008 released music here on Newgrounds. Although we aren't making music together anymore, we're still great friends and to commemorate the 10th anniversary, I've been working on revamping the old recordings with 5 years worth of music tech experience. 2 down 2.5 to go so far. I expect to be uploading those soon :D

ANYWAYS, ONTO THE MAIN TOPIC :D I NEED YOUR HELP. I recently entered a guitar design competition with Epiphone and need to get votes in order to quallify for the next round of judging. My design is pictured below, and if you like it, I'd make my day if you'd take a few seconds to vote for it HERE. My bro also did his own entry so feel free to support him too. There isn't a limit to how many people you can vote for, so go wild if you wish XD. The winners (one from USA, Canada and Europe) will get their guitar designs custom made with their artwork :D. Thanks for taking a look and I hope you like it.

In the mean time, feel free to check out my last upload, a cover version of "Heartbeats" by THE KNIFE. I hope you enjoy it, and expect to be hearing more uploads from me soon :D

Ciao for niao Newgrounds XD

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I NEED YOUR HELP NEWGROUNDS :D


New Better Than The Book cover song "Heartbeats" by The Knife!

2013-06-25 10:30:21 by Jabun
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Long time no hear!

I just finished recording a new Better Than The Book cover song "Heartbeats" by The Knife. I'm still trying to sort out the downloading rights to it, but for the moment you can listen to it on YouTube or Soundcloud. Hope you guys enjoy it (and that the downloading thing gets sorted soon). If you like the music, please feel free to check out the One Small Step EP which is available for purchase on Bandcamp.

Enjoy :D

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EDIT 26/06/2013

Free download links have been added on Youtube and Soundcloud. The track is also available here on Newgrounds too :D

Hope you guys like it!

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New Better Than The Book cover song "Heartbeats" by The Knife!



Yo Peeps!

Last week I finished my first animation collab with eKtiNkT. It was great fun to work on (I just did the credits music, but it was still uber fun). You can catch it at it's highest quality on YouTube or check it out here on Newgrounds :D It's called Dinosaur Alphabet and it's pretty self explanitory XD I hope you guys enjoy it.

In other news, I'm going away for a week so I shant be doing much for a bit. This week I was working on a cover song for the Better Than The Book project and it's sounding kickass. It's just in the finalising stage (and I need to draw some artwork for it) but I think you guys are gonna love it.

NEways take care and enjoy some informative music XD

Ciao

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Dinosaur Alphabet! My first animation collab XD


I made a skapunk EP "One Small Step" :D

2013-05-31 11:28:08 by Jabun
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Yo Peeps,

I made an EP :D. It's for my skapunk/poppunk project "Better Than The Book" and is available for streaming in all its gapless glory on Youtube. If you like it, it's available for purchase on Bandcamp where you can pick up the individual tracks too :D There's a demo version of the first 2 tracks merged on newgrounds here too as well as an alternative 8-bit version of leaving home too :D Hope you enjoy it.

Track list:
01 Intro [Just A Step]
02 Leaving Home [Paper Planes and Bottled Ships]
03 Watching Airships
04 Woof Woof, Nag Nag [Ft. Andy Forman]
05 Backseat Phobia

On another note, I also published a book last year which is where the band name comes from. It can be purchased at Lulu where you can also find a description and preview. Just putting that out there XD

Many side projects and collaborations are going on at the moment, so sorry for the lack of new newgrounds uploads this week, but there shall hopefully be some more audio soon.

Ciao :D

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I made a skapunk EP "One Small Step" :D



Yo peeps,

I made another soundtracky track "See Ya Later". It's really just a rearrangment of "Closing Scene", but I think this gives it a lovely different feel. When I hear this I imagine being in a wooden floor house, early on a sunny summer sunday, tiptoeing tired around the house before making my way outside for a day of adventure. Think something in a Hayao Miyazaki film :D

I've also made a ReverbNation profile if you want to check it out. It links alot of me audio and video stuff which is pretty useful :D

Future? I've kinda messed up my right index finger so stuff's been a little slow this week, but I'm currently working on a new track with xIIInon which should be out soonish. I'm still planning to do yet another arrangement around the Closing Scene / See Ya Later Theme, but we'll see when I get around to working on it :D

Anyways, enjoy the tracks and more news next week :D

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Yo Peeps :D

I went for something a little different this time, still soundtracky, but in a different way. Anyways here it is :D "Closing Scene". Imagine this in the final scene from an episode of some animation, right before the credits. I might have to develop this theme as I'm liking it very much. Anyway hope you guys enjoy it :D

On another note, anybody want any 8-bit remixes done (or have any requests)? I'm been doing a fair few recently and wondered whether anyone'd on newgrounds wants anything done. Ideally I'd like to make a bit of cash by doing it, but my services are here if anyone needs them. Alternatively, if peeps want a musical box version of something I can try that too. Anyway PM me if you're interested and I'll get back to you asap. As a taster, here's a little example of my work

Original: https://soundcloud.com/lightscameraattractionuk/
architecture-of-modernity

8-bit: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/518945

That's my current band by the way "Lights, Camera, Attraction!" You can check them out on their soundcloud and Facebook

Neways, take care peeps, and I hope to be uploading some more stuff soon :D

Ciao!

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