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Album: Yule Love It! – Songs of the Winter Château Book III…


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Date: November 20, 2017

Yule Love It!: Songs of the Winter Château Book III [48:35]

01) The Night Before Christmas


02) Hark The Herald Angels Sing


03) We Gather Together to Ask the Lord’s Blessing


04) Angels from the Realms of Glory


05) Angels We Have Heard on High


06) Joy to the World


07) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen


08) Once in Royal David’s City


09) Gather Around The Tree


10) Light The Advent Candle


11) Oh Come Oh Come Immanuel


12) One Bright Star


13) It Came Upon a Midnight Clear


14) Toyland


15) Boars Head Carol


16) Exidus


17) Come Little Children


18) In the Bleak Mid Winter


19) Star of Christmas Morning


20) How Quietly


21) Candlelight Carol


22) Lo How Rose E’er Blooming


23) The First Noel


24) A Child A King


25) Oh Come All Ye Faithful


26) Alleluia Acclamation Christmas


27) Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella


I’m releasing this one a little bit early…but late November isn’t “too early”…

I still have to get the video exhibition put together for this one, at the time of this writing…I’m confident I’ll have it done by early December.

I should point out…this album was actually started just shortly after completion of “Yule in Strings”…But it got shelved for a long, long time…And I had a collection of tracks I wasn’t entirely pleased with…I pruned a few of those away, and probably should have taken at least one other out…but…I’m pleased with what is here.

I was beginning to wonder if I’d have this completed by Yule time…I’m happy to put out another alternative version [a la “Yule in Strings”] of this series…but, I’d been promising the third installment for at least a year now…so, I needed to get this done.

Unfortunately, as happens sometimes when a project gets shelved…sometimes you forget what you was doing, and you wander off the path a bit…and there are two different styles of track on this album…Several are of a more typical acoustic piano…and all the rest are “Baby Grand”…and the difference is obvious…I wanted to keep these albums as uniform as possible…Guess I didn’t.

I trust this will hinder no ones enjoyment of the album.

As to this series of albums…I set out to make a trilogy, and this is the third…

…Of course, there’s lots to do with alternate versions of the music already covered…I expect a second “Yule in Strings” at some point…and an orchestral album…plus a church organ album…If I can come up with something I find release worthy…I may even play around with the choir synthesizer…and I’ve got a few nice tracks with the Celtic harp…a few other synthesizers I’ve never even tried, are just waiting for me…

…I’ve got some stragglers, however…I don’t think I’m going to release most of the tracks I’ve pulled [over not liking how they turned out]…but I’ve still got some material I haven’t even loaded up yet, to see what I can do with it…There’s still a bit of fertile ground to dance upon…

…Which means there might be a small “encore” album, in the future…I make no promises…

…except that I’ll rummage through what I already have on hand, and see how many albums I can make of them…They’ll likely be small…like, ten or so tracks…But I’ll be releasing things, well into the future…

…And I’ll get back to my regular albums, too.

– Steve

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Planet P Project – Do You See What I See / Behind the Barrier…


Date: July 13, 2017

01) Planet P Project – Do You See What I See / Behind the Barrier


This might be the first time I’ve ever seen the entire double video…

Great video…phenomenal artist…If you don’t know who Tony Carey [aka Planet P Project] is, you are truly missing out.

He is criminally underrated, and “unknown”…when he should be in the Rock n Roll hall of fame.

As a bonus, he offers three of his more recent Planet P Project albums [the “Go Out Dancing” trilogy] for free download, on his official website.

http://www.tonycarey.com/godbox-download

Note: I kept running in a problem with the download website, where nothing would happen when I clicked the “download” button…After reloading each page, it worked…Just thought I’d pass that along.

Album: Frontiers for the Holidays: Songs of the Winter Château Book II…

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Date: December 01, 2015

Note: It seems everytime I do something especially big, there is always a gremlin in the system presenting itself. At the time of this posting [December 01, 2015], the native WordPress media player is behaving in ways it’s not supposed to. Now I’m even noticing that it sometimes isn’t playing the correct track. It might be best to just skip to the bottom of this post, and follow those directions. Hopefully, they fix this soon. Oh!…as a practical word of advice wherever media is concerned, it doesn’t hurt to load up the specific post, where media is embedded.


Frontiers for the Holidays: Songs of the Winter Château Book II [46:18]

01) Christmas Canon


02) O Sanctissima


03) Have a Holly Jolly Xmas


04) Oh Christmas Tree


05) I Saw Three Ships


06) The Friendly Beasts


07) Sing We Noel


08) Walking In The Air


09) There’s A Song In The Air


10) Once Upon a Christmas


11) I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day


12) Here Comes Santa Claus


13) Zion Hort Die Wachter Singen


14) Veni Veni


15) The Christmas Song


16) See Amid The Winters Snow


17) Stay With Us


18) Sweet Chiming Bells


19) Ding Dong Merrily On High


20) It Was a Starry Night


This is my second holiday album. I hope you enjoy it.

At the time I am posting this, the wordpress audio player has been acting strangely, and going on to play audio tracks it’s not supposed to play. I’m hoping they’ll have this fixed, by the time this album gets posted. If not, it may be more practical to find the holiday playlist, way down on the right side of this blog. You can listen to both albums, one after the other…and just let it play on it’s own. Or you can pick specific tracks to listen to.

The holiday playlist will only be available during the holiday season.

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Album: Great Rights!…

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Date: March 17, 2015

Great Rights! [22:51]

01) Exorable


02) Heart of Gold (E-Piano-Smooth)


03) Gadabout


04) Angularity


05) Sweet Dreams [acoustic guitar]


06) Neo


07) Generations


“Great Rights!” is my eighth musical album. At 22 minutes and 51 seconds, it’s tending towards the shorter of my albums…but there is still some good stuff here. I confess, that I padded this one with a few tracks I was not going to release…but later figured, why not?

Exorable – A nice track…jazz…Not really a personal favorite, but it works as a song.

Heart of Gold (E-Piano-Smooth) – A highlight…This one turned out really nice.

Gadabout – Glorified bumper music, honestly…but it’s pretty cool.

Angularity – Nice…Not really deep…but slow and haunting…

Sweet Dreams [acoustic guitar] – Another highlight, and a personal favorite.

Neo – Rescued from a “warehouse” folder, where it was likely to be forgotten…I have to admit, this one is actually pretty decent.

Generations – The most “iffy” track here…Mixing the different genres like this, was experimental…very. I didn’t intend to release this, ever…But it’s kind of cool…and this collection needed some padding…A good track to bring things to an end, I think.

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Album: Ride The Dragon…

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Date: October 20, 2014

01) Beauty and the Beast [brass]


02) Jam01


03) Brass Dance


04) Paphian Tyro


05) Play With Me


06) Rock On


07) BXI [church organ]


Ride The Dragon, my third album, has a run time that comes in a little under 17 minutes, at sixteen minutes an fifty six seconds. Short, but there are some nice things in this collection.

Beauty and the Beast [brass] – Very nice version of a great song. New release!

Jam01 – Glorified bumper music…but really cool.

Brass Dance – Nice compilation. New release!

Paphian Tyro – This one is cool. I released it earlier, on this blog.

Play With Me – Great jam. An early track of mine. It’s been out there for some time.

Rock On – More glorified bumper music…but really cool.

BXI [church organ] – A favorite. I love church organ music, which is why these kinds of recordings show up in my music. I believe this is the debut of BXI. New release!

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Album: Diamonds Are Forever…

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Date: October 13, 2014

01) DreamChaser [keys]

02) Beauty and the Beast [piano]

03) Cool Ambient

04) Dream Rider

05) Heaven [brass, Large Concert Hall]

06) Techno Theme

07) Dreams [brass]

08) A Beautiful Day


The total running time of this album is 27 minutes and 27 seconds…Which is curious, in and of itself.

These tracks have mostly been released individually, and they are a mixture of my older tracks, with newer tracks from the past two or three years, that I’ve not yet released.

DreamChaser is a new release…Enjoy!

Beauty and the Beast [piano] is another new release…Enjoy!

Cool Ambient has been floating out there for a long time.

Dream Rider has also been out there for a while.

Heaven [brass, Large Concert Hall] is relatively new, having been released here within the past year.

Techno Theme…My original “techno” song. It’s nothing to scream about…but I’m satisfied enough with it, to include it in this collection…This is another one of my early tracks.

Dreams [brass] I simply love this music…and this is the brass version.

A Beautiful Day…A lightly dressed up, simple loop…Very nice, however.

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Album: The Black List…

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Date: September 27, 2014

01) New Day

02) Weird Piano

03) CultureShock [V4]

04) Mindbender

05) Ballad of the Bigot [V2]

06) The Beginning [acoustic guitar]

07) Fly On The Horizon


As promised, this is the official release of my first collection. These are the old, “classic” tracks. If these had been compiled into a collection when they were new, this probably would have been released back in 2008.

The total run time of this collection is 18:42.

This is a sampling of different things going on, back around 2008-2009.

New Day is bumper music…

Weird Piano has its roots in Steve-D’s Midnight Zone…

CultureShock [Version 4] was made for “The Culture Shock Podcast”…

Mindbender is really more bumper music…but it sounds cool…

Ballad of the Bigot was never meant to see publication, as it was only a test to see what I could do, while trying to infuse some synthesized vocals into my tracks. But it was cool enough, that I decided to eventually publish it. Had I set out for that end, I’d have put much more effort into the lyrics.

The Beginning is a track I put together, for a YouTube project titled “The Practical Pedosexual”…It also has roots in “The Midnight Archives”.

Fly on the Horizon was the first composition I put together, just for the sheer sake of having a listenable track of music…And it turned out to be a highlight.

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New Frontiers…

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Date: July 11, 2014

Providing you’ve been reading this blog from the early days, then you’ve heard this before.

It is the official opening for “Our Love Frontier” podcast…

…No, that project has not been forgotten about.

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