𝔐𝔞𝔨𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔄𝔪𝔞𝔷𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔄𝔩𝔟𝔲𝔪𝔰 ℑ𝔫 𝔄𝔦𝔯 𝔅&𝔅𝔰 ℑ𝔰 𝔈𝔫𝔱𝔦𝔯𝔢𝔩𝔶 𝔓𝔬𝔰𝔰𝔦𝔟𝔩𝔢
Buenos dias from Playa Del Carmen!
I finished the new album on Tuesday at 3:30 am.
It has been an Homerian undertaking indeed, as it's the first full album I've recorded since leaving my studio in Texas. I started working on this album in our first Air BnB in Cancun, and finished it in the far more salubrious surroundings of our second, here in Playa Del Carmen, where I am blessed with functioning internet, and excellent coffee!!
Making albums in AirBnBs is harder than making albums in fully equipped studios, for many reasons. I don't have studio monitors, so instead I work in headphones, and my laptop cannot handle anything close to the level of musical complexity my super computer back in the studio can manage. All in all, things are taking me 5 to 10 times as long to do in this set up than they would in the studio, and there are a lot of things I simply CANNOT DO...
The good thing, as always, is that limitation breeds innovation, and I've developed some new techniques to counteract some of these issues, which have lead to some amazing new music that simply would not have existed in any other scenario.
Indeed, that I can make music here AT ALL is a bloody miracle. And that it's ended up being some of the best music I've ever made is a testament to the power of Hyper-productivity X Zone-inhabitation X Bloody-minded-refusal-to-give-up-ever-no-matter-the-circumstance.
It astonishes me every day what can be accomplished here in the future, and I am giddy with gratitude... that is when I'm not cursing at the laptop for not being able to handle my Spectorian levels of ambition at all times. I oscillate wildly between these two places, and that seems to be about right to me.
We have come so far, but we have so much further to go. The things we are gonna see in our lifetime will transcend Arthurian notions of the scope of Magic.
¡Qué tiempo para estar vivo!
¡Ama a ti y a tu familia!
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 ...