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It's far from "professional sounding"; I'm still recording everything in my living room and mixing it all using Logic's stock plugins, it's just a matter of tweaking it until it sounds right.

And I'll admit, I've been pretty quiet on the YouTube front. My last cover was back in January (not counting the cover I put out yesterday (neither of which I can't seem to link properly without BBCode taking a dump all over this post for some reason? Link to my YouTube's over of the left of the post, you'll see it all there), but I've mostly been busy with bigger projects; mostly Album 4 (which is about 90% written, I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of the year at the latest, and is honestly looking that way), but I've also been slowly chipping away at a potential book which actually serves as a sequel to the *Messenger Trilogy* albums.. whether or not it'll actually get finished I can't say (I might share what I've written so far, but it is still all first draft stuff, and a good portion of it needs rewriting anyway).
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Aphelion Redux (2021)

Tracklist:
01. Aphelion Redux 9:26
Spoiler: ShowHide
02. Aphelion Redux [Instrumental] 9:26
03. Aphelion Redux [A capella] 8:17
04. Aphelion Redux [2021 Rough Demo vers.] 9:31


Today marks the tenth anniversary of my debut EP, Day One.
And honestly looking back on it, I feel the years have not been kind to it. My vocal range was much narrower back then compared to now, the mixing was pretty lackluster (it sounded great through my headphones, but PC speakers? oof), and overall far too rough-sounding. Don't get me wrong, I'm still pretty proud of that release, but over time, I've always felt that I could have done much better, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to give it the sound I was originally aiming for back in 2011.

Initially, I was going to remake the entire EP, but the other three tracks in DAY ONE wouldn't be able to exist in the same form if made today. Not to say those ideas won't get repurposed elsewhere; I still have an old harddrive from that time full of unreleased songs and unfinished projects, they too might get the redux/repurpose treatment soon...?

As for DAY ONE itself, I'm still keeping it public, but only for archive's sake:
notanumber-em-uk.bandcamp.com/album/day-one-ep
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ele.mental [EP] (2020)

Tracklist:
01. VOID 4:43
02. EARTH 4:42
03. FIRE 4:11
04. WATER 4:24
05. AIR 4:47
06. ÆTHER 10:46


Given how... "current circumstances with the world" has made me limit what time I spend outside (and I hope everyone is staying safe and sane too), I figured I'd make use of that time.
Lyric- and songwise, this is completely unconnected to the overall "mythos" that I've been telling with my original music thus far (from the three albums I've already released to the ones I have planned), but this was certainly a fun project while I put together ideas for the fourth album. The fact that this only took me a few months to write makes me think I could make Album 4 on a slightly smaller scale (ie., two short albums rather than one long one). Heck, I might even do something like this again in the future.
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hey not a number remember when you did those albums a couple years ago
yeah what about them
you know they're called "trilogy part 2 and 3" right
uh huh
so about "part 1-


The Messenger Trilogy, Part I: Fall of the Messengers (2020)

Tracklist:
01. Prelude to the Fall 2:01
02. Long Live the Kings 3:34
03. The Secret Princess 4:21
04. Willing Duke I: Mine By Right 4:35
05. Willing Duke II: An Act of Treason 4:41
06. Defender of the Glory 4:04
07. Suburban Girl I: The Innocent Lies 5:11
08. Cold Sweat 6:05
09. The Resistance 7:57
10. "So They Say..." 3:05
11. Suburban Girl II: The Guilty Truth 2:30
12. Upon a Furrowed Brow 6:49
13. Willing Duke III: Midnight, Tonight (The Last Stand) 9:29
-- I. On My Mark
-- II. The Last Stand
-- III. Have At You
-- IV. Hanlon's Razor

14. Rise of the Second Eastern Union 4:24
15. Take Your Place 9:12

For those wondering about the other two parts of the Trilogy, I already made a thread for those in case you want to hear the rest of the story.

And with that, the Messenger Trilogy is finally finished, which is a sentence I never thought I'd say... but at the same time, this project is far from over; this was just an introduction to the world in which it all takes place in; the starter's over, it's time for the main course (which I have no idea when it'll be all done - I'm aiming for the fourth album to be done by 2023 - three years should be plenty of time)
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New Single for the album: The Resistance:




The Resistance 4:57 [single edit] (2019-03-29)


Single can also be downloaded for (minimum) Free over on Bandcamp:

https://notanumber-em-uk.bandcamp.com/album/the-resistance
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Unforgotten EP (2019)


Tracklist:
01. Unforgotten Realms 1:23
02. The Ballad of Bopen 4:23
03. The Song of Dragons 0:41

3-track tribute to URealms Live, a Tabletop RPG-type show on YouTube/Twitch (think Dungeons & Dragons meets Whose Line Is It Anyway?).
They finished their third Season not too long ago, so with Season 4 on the horizon I figured I'd do something special (and unofficial, these are just covers/adaptations of works from the show).
Tracks 1 and 2 from downloaded from Bandcamp for (minimum) free, however purchasing the full EP also includes instrumentals and stems to the tracks.
Additionally, Track 2, "The Ballad of Bopen", has its own music video:
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Glad you're liking it so far.  :) Although the piano's only there until I get around to recording the vocals (same with the "guitars").

Speaking of, new WIP:

Defender of the Glory 1:35 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-02-17)

"Imagine if you will, a scenario in which the villain has won. Consider this their 'victory lap' around our hero.. that is, if they were here to see it."

Composition-wise, this is another in the stretch of the more "conventionally-written" tracks for the album. Gotta counter all the crazy from the likes of The Willing Duke III. Especially considering how I'm getting ever closer to that 79-minute mark with the album as a whole.
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New WIP:

Take Your Place 1:58 [SKETCH 01] (2019-02-03)

I'll be honest, as the number of tracks that are left to be worked on decreases (including Sketches to tracks I haven't uploaded here, only 2 of the 15 tracks need starting), so too does the amount I have to say with each upload.
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New WIP:

The Willing Duke II: An Act of Treason 4:26 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-17)

Not a lot to say about this one yet, mostly due to this one being another story-heavy track.
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New WIP:

Long Live The Kings 1:58 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-15)

Planning on this being the opening track to Album 3; kind of a "Queen meets Dream Theater", even though I've always admitted that I am no Brian May nor John Petrucci.
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New WIP:

The Willing Duke III: Midnight, Tonight (The Last Stand) [I. On My Mark] 1:25 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-03)
The Willing Duke III: Midnight, Tonight (The Last Stand) [II. The Last Stand] 1:47 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-03)
The Willing Duke III: Midnight, Tonight (The Last Stand) [III. Have At You] 1:52 [SKETCH 01a] (2019-01-04)

Similar to Upon A Furrowed Brow, this one's another multi-parter. Buuut, given how this one's projected to be much longer, I figured it was better to upload each part separately (although if I've only started work on half of the total track).
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It's not quite 2019 yet in my timezone so the joke still holds


Also available on Bandcamp:

https://notanumber-em-uk.bandcamp.com/album/see-you-next-year

Original for comparison:


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Metal cover to "I Am... All of Me", originally by Crush 40, from Shadow the Hedgehog.


Also available on Bandcamp:
https://notanumber-em-uk.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-all-of-me
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New WIP:
"So They Say..." 3:03 [SKETCH 02b] (2018-11-28)

Again, a little more experimentation with using odd-time signatures, but keeping things to a slightly less insane 5/4.. and even then I'm drifting into good-ol' fashioned 4/4 here and there, with a dash of 15/8 to spice things up; It's just how I've planned on writing the album.
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New WIP:

The Willing Duke I: Mine By Right 4:36 [SKETCH 01] (2018-11-12)
This one was actually one of the first songs I began writing for the album, and even though it's still not finished, I feel the structure is pretty much nailed down.

Updated WIPs:

Cold Sweat 2:30 [SKETCH 01c] (2018-11-04)
Not much changes to report, other than a change in tempo. Oh and also it's all been written, even though this is stil a preview version of the Sketch. As is Innocence (which has since been renamed to The Innocent Lies), but again, only the preview version of the Sketch is listenable.
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