“There are no get rich quick schemes. That's just someone else getting rich off you.”
Like so many of the best ones, the song form of this perfect Navalism - that started life as a tweet in 2018, made its way to a podcast, and now here - arrived in my mind fully formed, harmonies and all, and it was but a case of getting it out of that mind, and into some tangible form that could then be enjoyed and sung along to for all time. I carved away at it with love and care until it existed just as I had envisaged it, right down to the improbably buoyant bass and labyrinthine drum section, comprised of a vast and Spectorian combination of live drums, programmed drums, and a number of carefully layered drum samples taken from over 5 decades of recorded sound….
A listener left a comment earlier on the music video for last week’s A Calm Mind A Fit Body And A House Full of Love (https://go.meaningwave.com/ACalmMind), saying, “I don't know if it's just me but I hear a synergy of your previous Naval works… AWESOME”, which pleased me, as one of the sonic aims of this new album, the conclusion of the HOW TO GET RICH (https://go.meaningwave.com/HowToGetRichVOL2) trilogy was indeed to bring together the essence of the first (https://fanlink.to/howtogetrich) two (https://go.meaningwave.com/HowToGetRichVOL2), and then add a third aspect… and you’ll find some of that in this song. Song? Nay. ANTHEM!
The album drops on July 21st, and there will be two more songs to hear before then. Enjoy this time. Enjoy…
LOVE! TO! YOU! AND! YOUR! FAMILY!
Akira The Don
Don Studios Playa Del Carmen MKII, June 2023
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“THE SLEEPER HAS AWAKENED…”
At last! It is time!
Crystalizing the wisdom of Frank Herbert’s Duniverse into a single-hour-long, sixteen-track epic musical explosion…
Four years in the making!
Recorded on multiple continents!
With vocals from beloved personality and Dune authority Danika XIX, and vocals and production from I, Akira The Don.
DUNEWAVE: ODYSSEY is both a diamond-hard distillation of the wisdom of the ages, a timeless and futuristic cosmic space trap rock opera, and a summing up of the first 5 years of Meaningwave, as concise as it is anthemic.
You can stream on your platform of choice (https://go.meaningwave.com/DUNEWAVEODYSSEY), download the digital album here now (https://akirathedon.bandcamp.com/album/dunewave-odyssey), and you can also, ...
Brothers and sisters! It is time!
Tonight, we proudly present to you… after four years in the making, the hour-long, sixteen-track opus, based on the works of legendary author Frank Herbert…
We shall be gathering together to listen to the record for the first time at 9PM EST right here.
SEE YOU THERE!
LOVE! TO! YOU! AND! YOUR! FAMILY!
Akira The DonDon Studios Playa Del Carmen MKII, September 2023
STREAM & DOWNLOAD: https://go.meaningwave.com/BALANCEDJUDGEMENT
MEANINGWAVE VINYL: https://www.meaningwave.com/collections/vinyl
“DO NOT GIVE SOMEONE A STICK TO BEAT YOU WITH.”
BALANCED JUDGMENT (https://go.meaningwave.com/BALANCEDJUDGEMENT) is the latest single from the forthcoming DUNEWAVE: ODYSSEY, and the last before it drops next week!
An intergalactic space trap anthem and meditation on the terrors of the prisons man builds for himself.
“CODES AND MANUALS
CREATE PATTERNED BEHAVIOR.
ALL PATTERNED BEHAVIOR
TENDS TO GO UNQUESTIONED,
GATHERING DESTRUCTIVE MOMENTUM.”
Lyrics adapted from Frank Herbert’s DUNE novels.
And that leaves us with just A WEEK till the DUNEWAVE: ODYSSEY album releases!
You can preorder the digital album here now, and you can also get… FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN ...