Tired, but done

Well, after a 24-hour marathon recording session, it is time to show what we came up with. The songs are a little late as I got to a point after being awake for about 40 hours where I was collapsing in my studio with tiredness, so I needed to grab some sleep before I uploaded them. Here they are:

A month ago these songs never existed, and two days ago they were not recorded. I am pretty pleased with them, naturally there are always things a musician wants to fix, but I am broadly happy with how they came out. :)

Thanks so much to Emelye for her contributions to the album, to her husband for cooking us breakfast, her pal Toni for cooking for us and providing some amusement in the afternoon, and to everyone who has supported us in this rather wacky effort. :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/fixxerau Toma

    Woohoo! Good on ya Jono! :D

    Youre an inspiration! :razz:

  • Lucas Rocha

    Big congrats dude! The songs are really nice! The only thing I didn’t like is that they are not coherent as an album. It’s like several bands are sharing the same album.

  • aodhagan

    Jono, I must confess, I am totally taken aback. These songs are quite impressive on their own right, but considering the constraints affecting production – all I can say is, “Fuck, I’m hella impressed!” I am aware of you more through your contributions to Free Software and Ubuntu than your tallents musically, but this project really brings forward for me a new angle on your talents. I assume that this was completed in Cubase, but did Jokosher get any play in the process, just as a test? I hope Jokosher progresses along to the point that others can attempt to contribute projects like this in the future. Thanks for the CC licensing as well.

  • Adam Reviczky

    Can you add mp4 (aac) and a lossless format (flac) too?

  • MattW

    Well I can’t say I like the music, but I can recognise that it’s well-played and well-sung – especially given the constraints under which it was produced!

    The rest is just that I don’t like your chosen style. Many congratulations on finishing – and on raising so much money for Comic Relief.

  • Hobel

    Not bad. Guitars and drums sound good, and the production is nice and clean.

    Also, given your timeframe, this is simply awesome. I wonder what you guys could do without that time pressure. :cool:

  • ste

    catchy and impressive great double-bassdrum sehr geil, weiter so :)

  • http://vlog.gwallgofi.com JGJones

    Jono…it’s terrible – I can’t hear a damn thing in all format?? Are you giving out corrupted files or something? Oh wait a minute I forgot I’m deaf…damn never mind…

    Music…increasingly meaningless for me as my already tiny amount of whatever hearing I have left with hearing aids are disappearing, but congratulations on pulling this off and more importantly raising money as a result.

    Good work!

  • http://www.qdh.org.uk Karl Lattimer

    Wicked! I will be banshee-ing these over to my pod ASAP. Well done the man with the beard.

    Lets hope you’ve helped make some difference in africa, although I recon ubuntu makes more of a difference than comic relief, either way its all good.

    Well done!

  • http://hendi.name hendi

    Jono, kudos for this great mix of different kinds of music! I really like your variety in style. My favourite tracks are Unfolded Notices and Death Race, but the other ones are also nice. You should consider publishing your albums on Jamendo(.com), it’s really nice for discovering free music and also integrated in Rhythmbox :)

  • Aidan Delaney

    Jono, Congrats. It sounds good, I hope you’ll be doing a set with the Drooling Maquaques (the GNOME band) at GUADEC. Incidently, I’ve spent more on your RnD recordings than I’ve spent on music from the mainstream labels for the past two years. So who says there’s no market for DRM-less muzak.

  • jono

    Thanks for all the kind comments folks! :)

    I am pleased it seems to be going down well, I a was petrified that it would be universally hated! I can breathe a sigh of relief that at least some people like it. :)

  • http://xubuntublog.wordpress.com Vincent

    Not my style, but I acknowledge the prestation, it’s awesome!

  • Hudson Barreiros

    Jono, here in brazil, my friends and me are pleased with yours songs :D very very good sound!!! thankz… :)

  • http://www.jameshooker.com James Hooker

    I think that this is some of your best work… every song is fantastic.

    Were you using new midi samples for the drums? – the double bass sounded alot deeper.

    Are you going to be flogging cd’s? – if so, send one this way.

  • http://www.qdh.org.uk Karl Lattimer

    I must confess I didn’t know how good you were at singing, as its mostly clouded in RAAAA..

    Wicked tracks man…

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    Nice work Jono!

    BTW, do you know any musicians who would like to contribute replacement in-game music for the open source game chromium?

    http://bugs.debian.org/385115

  • http://www.killminus9.net davisc

    Just listening to unfolded notes. Not bad :-)

    Are you looking for mirrors?

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    Good Work Jono ! :smile:

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    Solid job, sir…