A major milestone has been met in the production of my upcoming second album, Derivations. I’ve finished primary composition of all ten tracks for the album! That happened a couple of days ago, and I put what I believe are the final tweaks into place this afternoon. I still have fades and mastering left to do, plus I have to master the tracks separately for streaming services (Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, etc.), so the release is not ready, but it’s massively closer to completion.
One aspect that I will need to take care of is album cover design. I want to have a CD cover done that is “derived” from the Calibrations artwork. With this, I could use your help, fair readers. Who would you recommend that can handle the entire CD Baby submission package from their templates? That includes the cover, the liner notes, the CD label, and the back cover? My budget for this is flexible. If you know anyone (I’ve already checked Fiverr), please contact me via the comments section. Thanks!
In other news, NotCon at Sea is coming up on Monday, February 17th! We’ll be driving to Galveston the day before, so I’ll probably create a test CD of Derivations to see how it works in the car stereo. I expect that it won’t work on the first pass; if it does, it’ll be a miracle. (My wife and I will also be practicing our karaoke selections for the final night of the cruise Karaoke Party during the drive.)
Stay tuned here for more Derivations news!