demonstrate (from where to Now: volume 2)

first, thanks for all the music, tools, tips and time that all of you have shared in this community. i have been following these forums for some time, getting lots of help and inspiration as i stumbled my way around the GNU+Linux audio world.

and now i am happy to share something as well: “demonstrate (from where to Now: volume 2)” by our music group “in-giro”

created mainly with Ardour 3 alpha/beta (thanks Carl and Paul especially for all the MIDI help!), the album was recorded “in giro” (Italian for roughly “in motion, on the move”), in all aspects of the phrase. the suite is a rock opera, with tracks 1-9 (of 10) flowing gaplessly. thus, i recommend downloading the album (free) to (hopefully!) enjoy it as intended from the first track onward. currently the ‘web site’ is just a very thin veneer around the ubiquitous Bandcamp widget, (with the so-called ‘single’, track 7, playing if no other track is selected), so there will unfortunately be awkward pauses between the songs if streamed directly. as further incentive to listen offline, the downloaded ZIP file also includes the libretto PDF containing hand-drawn lyrics, additional artwork and credits.

speaking of credits, i would like to mention in particular 2 people who i met in this libre music community while developing “demonstrate”:

  • long time GNU+Linux audio engineer Rich Wielgosz mixed+mastered the album, IMHO doing a great job with some sketchy source material (we were learning how to record as we went!)

  • musician and composer Q helped with production and creative feedback

    finally, i would appreciate any comments: technical, creative, proper email etiquette, whatever! thanks sincerely in advance for taking the time to read/listen.

peace, w

Wasn’t this already released?

yes, it was quietly released last year but we hit the road (going “in giro”) immediately after and only now have had the time to start spreading the word.

peace, w

PS: thanks for mixing+mastering it :wink: