Cut this demo a few weeks ago – and though I don’t normally share demos, I really felt like this one was worth sharing. Enjoy.
Over a year ago, I recorded an album; a few months ago, I made that album available for download. The record went to a lot of places and did a lot of new things. Some were well received, others didn’t seem to fit the sound. When I ‘released’ that record a couple months ago, I was just tired of having it sitting around and not being heard, so I hastily uploaded what I had and called it a day. However, there were two primary criticisms of the record that I couldn’t really ignore.
The first was the rapping. I always thought the mixture of rap and rock didn’t really fit on the record, but I’d spent so much time on them together, that I just bundled them together, and again, called it a day. The second was the overall quality of mastering. When I mixed/mastered it on my own, I didn’t have/use a subwoofer, not to mention my monitors didn’t really accurately show a lot of the issues that were present across the mixes. Given how much time I invested in this record, I couldn’t just leave a sub-par product as my flagship calling card. To rectify these issues, I a) cut the rap; and b) had the mixes remastered. The rap will have its place somewhere else, but this was a rock record, and needed to be that.
So, with new masters in hand, I packed them into a single, 10 song album. I then had an idea for some album art, with using the number 10 to make the word ten. Why ten? Because it was ten songs and I thought that album art idea was cool. So I made that, then I thought about adding one more song. So there’s actually 11 songs on the record. Either way, the record is called ‘ten’ – and you should download it, and share it with everyone you’ve ever met.