Brothers and sisters! We are excited to present our latest JBPWAVE VINYL CAMPAIGN UPDATE! (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/akira-the-don-jordan-peterson-jbpwave-vinyl#/)
The first test pressings have landed!
Test pressings are the part of the vinyl production process where the pressing plant makes a gang of - you guessed it! - test pressings, to make sure everything sounds as amazing as it is supposed to.
Here's something crazy. These first test pressings are for the Be A Plumber 7"... Be A Plumber, of course, is the first official Meaningwave song ever released. And the week these test pressings arrived was exactly 4 years after we first released that song.
What do I always say about synchronicities, and how they're signs from the almighty that you're on the path...?
As you know, due to Tom Hanks Disease Related disruptions to the legal immigration system, my family and I were forced to leave the US at very short notice, with just a few suitcases, and are currently marooned in an Air B and B in Mexico, without access to my studio or a record player. Therefore we have a team of TRUSTED EXPERTS in Texas and North Wales who will be testing the vinyl for us, and I shall be delivering their findings shortly.
SPEAKING OF TOM HANKS DISEASE RELATED DISRUPTION!
We have confirmed that there is indeed currently a global vinyl supply chain disruption underway, which has pushed ALL international vinyl production back months. After learning of the delays from our manufacturer over the past month, we looked into potentially switching suppliers, but after investigating pressing plants across the world, we have confirmed that the issues are affecting the entire global vinyl production chain, and therefore switching suppliers at this stage would only delay the process further.
Current delivery estimates have us shipping the finished vinyl to your blessed door this winter.
Stay tuned for updates as soon as we have them!
The good news is we had our orders in before the supply chain issues kicked in, so we are at the front of the queue, and the process is moving, as we've recieved those first test presses.
All Monoliths have been fullfilled!
I hope you're enjoying them! Please send us your pics of how you're integrating your epic JBPWAVE Meaningwave Monoliths into your surroundings!
I sure miss mine!
In other news, as a thank you for your continued support, we've just mailed a special advance copy of the next Meaningwave single to all backers. It was recorded right here in Don Studios Playa Del Carmen, and you can even hear the lizards chirping in the background if you listen closely.
I hope you enjoy it, and thank you again for your support, and understanding, as we surpass all obstacles in our way, by Jove!
LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!
AKIRA, Charlotte and Hercules, Don Studios Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, July 2021
Timelapse of me drawing my new avatar
Tools: Procreate on iPad with Apple Pencil
Own the NFT at https://opensea.io/akirathedon !
“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 ...