As of yesterday, my album is now available in iTunes! Yay!
I think it’s amusing that I ended up with a “Parental Advisory” label, but I’ve only got myself to blame. Without too much thought I flagged “So Hard” as having explicit content when I was adding it to CD Baby. So there you go.
Over the next couple weeks I’m going to blog about each song on the album, and I’m going to release the raw GarageBand files. Crazy? Perhaps — but I hope it’ll be interesting for some people to poke around and see how the songs were put together. I’ll try to give a little insight into how and why they came to be, as well.
The songs are available for free download in my July 4th blog entry, and you are welcome to grab them. If you find yourself replaying and enjoying the songs as much as other songs you’ve paid for, please buy a copy from iTunes, or if you want a hard copy CD, buy one from CD Baby. Otherwise, please feel no obligation!
Honest reviews on either site are also appreciated!
Oh, yes: the album has cover art now. I actually put together most of the cover art the same night I finished the album, back on July 4th. I was originally going to release the art at the same time as the songs, but I thought it needed some additional tweaking so I held it back. Anyway, here is the final cover art, in large-ish form:
All that plus on-disc printing is included with the physical CD. I’m pretty happy with the quality I got from “Disk Makers. The first batch of 50 is mostly gone already, but then again I gave most of them away. Now that the rest are for sale, we’ll see if I need to print up any more
You can buy one at CD Baby.
Thanks to Sophie for the photographs and creative feedback!
Finally the album, both as a CD and a download, is available for sale:
Drift at CD Baby
You are of course welcome to simply listen to the copy that I’ve posted here, but if you’d like to show your appreciation, or if you want a hard copy CD complete with album art and printed lyrics, you buy a copy there.
Sincere reviews are appreciated! Feel free to post your thoughts on that page.
Through CD Baby I should be on iTunes and Amazon eventually, though they’ve been less than clear about how and when that happens.
Once it’s up in iTunes and such, I’ll be posting a song-by-song log of my experiences and thoughts recording each track.