Edit: Video is fixed!
Well, it has been over two months since my last blog post. What have I been up to, you may wonder? Well, I’ll give a quick rundown.
I’ve been slowly working on some remixes. Yes, very slowly. There are many other things that have taken a higher priority than music lately. The highest priority for me right now is spending quality time with my fiance while she is in town. I’m cherishing every moment I get to spend with her. Besides that, I’ve been pulling my weight for OC ReMix album evaluations. We’ve gone through three thus far in the last two months, with two more on the slab and a few almost ready to eval. These take a lot longer to do than normal remixes because of the size of the listening, the scope of the project, and the necessity for numerous people to get their evaluations in. Plus the added time to give feedback to the directors if there are any issues. I’ve also been doing lots of OCR plannign stuff, getting things ready for OCR Live!, coordinating staff activities, and notating our biweekly staff meetings. Outside of OCR, my work still keeps me very busy. Finding time to relax with a walk with the Lady is something I’ve grown to value more and more.
But there’s one thing I’ve been working on which will soon be completed. 2 years ago, I started the NiGHTS: Lucid Dreaming album. Next week, it will be released. This will be a huge weight off my shoulders and, from what I’ve seen and heard thus far, the album will be well-received. The physical copies came in and the necessary ones have been shipped out to people. Yuji Naka and Takeshi Iizuka received copies over the weekend, which was a totally surreal thing to have happen. Apparently, Iizuka had already heard of the project and requested more copies to give to the original music team for NiGHTS (Tomoko Sasaki, Naofumi Hataya, and Fumie Kumatani). Mind = Blown.
The trailer premiered at the Summer of Sonic convention over the weekend, and now the trailer is available online. Check it out, spread it around, and thanks to José the Bronx Rican for his fantastic video.