Tag Archives: Album

“LA” EP Finally

This EP has been a long time coming. I wrote it back

in January of 2013, and almost two years later it will

be released. I’ll be digitally releasing it on my Bandcamp

site on November 16, 2015. Here’s the album art and

track listing.

  1. Lost Angeles
  2. Los Angeles I
  3. Los Angeles II
  4. City of Angels
  5. Boss Angeles
  6. LAX

I hope to post more about the EP as the release date

draws nearer.

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Kickstarter Campaign

We’re about halfway through my Kickstarter campaign.

I haven’t promoted it too much, because I don’t want to

bog people down or feel pushy. As time draws near, I’m

getting more and more worried and more and more desperate.

I’m not a huge fan of asking people to donate their hard-earned

money towards my own goals. On the other hand, I do feel

passionate about this album and its individual tracks. I wish I

could show people snippets of these songs, but we can’t start

recording until we reach our goal. It’s a bit of a catch 22 at this

point.

I will say that I’ve been honing my skills and ears for tone and quality

over the last couple years. We’re also working with The Lodge Studio

in Indianapolis, IN. Michael, the owner of The Lodge, has been a sound

engineer for over 30 years and has worked with artists such as Bela Fleck,

Gavin DeGraw, John Legend, Jack Johnson, Pink, Weezer and many more.

He worked out in L.A. before moving to Indy. I can’t wait to have his expertise

on this album. Please consider being part of this album financially, but please

do so quickly since time is running out. Thank you.

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Blast Off

Well folks, it’s official. I launched my first Kickstarter campaign this morning.

It’s a scary thing to ask for help, especially when it’s financial help. It feels

weird and no one likes to do it. At the same time, it’s wonderful to be part of

a community. To share in the excitement and to press towards a common goal.

My hope is that I’ll meet my goal, but I also hope people can get excited with me.

Ways to help meet this goal is by giving financially. Another way is to spread the

word, and with social media nowadays, it’s not too hard. Another way to be part

of this journey is to invest in it by the ways listed above, but also by staying up-

to-date with the project.

Ways to do that are by following my blog updates,

Kickstarter updates, following my band page on Facebook, following on Twitter,

following on Instagram, and dialogue. Feel free to contact me at my email:

raywyattmusic@gmail.com. Feel free to ask questions, leave feedback, or just

say hello. I’d love to hear from you.

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Noisetrade

A few days ago I decided to upload my music to Noisetrade.

I’d rather have people buy my music, but I’m a nobody. I’m

not a house-hold name, I don’t have an established rapport,

and I haven’t proven myself to be a great songwriter yet. In

order for these things to occur, I might have to give my music

away for a period of time.

It feels unjust to put my heart and soul, my life, into my music

just to give it away when it’s all said and done. But like I said

above, I haven’t earned the right to charge people for my music.

Now that it’s available for free, I hope people will discover, listen,

and the rapport will start to be built over time.

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December Download Discount

Sorry for my blogging absence. If you were unaware, I got married

on December 6th, so I’ve been a little preoccupied to say the least.

Now that I’m back, I wanted to make an end-of-the-year announcement.

Now until the end of December, you can download my album “Blinds” for

$5 (50% off). Just go to raywyatt.bandcamp.com and type in the promo

code: ray50.

Merry Christmas, happy New Year, and enjoy the tunes.

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Album Release

The time is upon us. My debut album, Blinds, is

currently in the mixing and mastering stage. I plan

to release it on April 22, 2014. It will be released digitally

on Bandcamp. For now, I can only afford 100 physical

copies, but I hope to have more made in the future. Please

join me in the excitement… Very soon!

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Recording. Finished.

Last night I finished recording for my

debut album, Blinds. It was a long

road of recording. Longer than it should

have been, but I had some bumps

along the way that didn’t speed me

up at all.

First, I  worked with a new sound

engineer. It took us a while to sync up

and get on the same page regarding how

we were going to approach recording the

different tracks. Second, I doubled all

the acoustic guitar tracks, and I decided to

change the key to 7 of the 10 tracks after I

had the majority already recorded.  Lots

of backtracking quite literally. Thirdly, as

I was recording, I was meeting with a female

vocalist and a piano player in order to come

up with parts. Once that was done, they had

to record those parts, which didn’t take long,

but more time nonetheless. Fourthly, I was

only able to record once a week for about 3

hours. All together I recorded for 6 to 7

months.

I was hoping for a much smoother and quicker

process, but recording never is what you hope

for. Looking forward, I’m glad it’s almost done.

I’m excited for people to finally hear the music

I’ve been talking about for over a year.

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Joe

Last night we recorded the piano (technically keyboard)

for the album. My friend Joe Hamgeri and I have been

getting together for the past month or so coming up

with parts for the album. He recorded seven tracks in

three and a half hours. He knocked them out!

 

I was happy that I got to play the part that I came up

with for one of the songs. The timing was kind of tricky,

so to save us time, I just recorded it. But by the time I

was done, Joe had figured out the timing.

 

He did a great job coming up with subtle, yet creative

parts that gave a little more flesh to these originally

bare-bone songs. I’m so thankful Joe was able to be

part of this project, even last minute after two prior

piano players had to cancel on me. Joe filled a great

need. Thanks Joe.

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