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Mazedude Starts an Epic Non-VGM Composing Adventure


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Hello friends! Mazedude here. And for those of you who don’t already know, I’m at it again… making another ambitious album with plans for funding via Kickstarter. This one is even on a grander scale than American Pixels.

Here’s the thing though… it’s not VGM. It’s something completely different. Check out the video below to hear me explain the vision:

Yep, Bible music. Take a verse, and compose what it sounds like. This project has been in the brain for years… and I’m finally doing it. To read more, explore the verses chosen, and to subscribe or pre-order, check out the website:

https://www.wordsandversesproject.com/ 

Also feel free to like the project on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Words-and-Verses-a-Biblical-Music-Project-113182900391305/

And I’m not saying this everywhere, but I’ll say it here… there’s a very good chance that this will grow beyond the first album, and into a project that will ultimately require other composers. I’ve already had several fellow music-makers reach out, indicating that they’d be interested in contributing to future albums should this endeavor make it to that point… so if this idea is speaking to any of you reading this, to where you might want to help some day, let me know here: https://www.wordsandversesproject.com/composers

Otherwise, keep your eyes open as this heads to Kickstarter! (And if you want to help me fund the campaign itself, take a minute and pre-order here for additional bonuses later on: https://www.wordsandversesproject.com/pre-order)

Thanks everyone; feel free to reach out with any questions! Stay tuned!

PS - I'm nearly ready to share a few WIPs, which I'll probably just showcase in this same thread, so follow along and keep an eye out. :)

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  • 1 month later...

Pledge received and appreciated! Thanks @HoboKa!!!

Also wanted to share that some WIPs are available for listening:

Genesis 1:2

Orchestrated (w/ live violin): 

Chiptune draft version:

John 14:2

Orchestrated (w/ live marimba, vibraphone, and piano):

Chiptune draft version:

Enjoy!

~ Mazedude

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Well. The Kickstarter is over, and it didn't meet the funding goal. Not even halfway, actually. Boy, that's a strange feeling.

Still, the project goes on, just on a smaller scale than I'd envisioned. I was hoping to utilize string quartets, ancient instruments, brass ensembles, and more. Ah well. Still, going back to a motif of more electronics and less live instruments isn't a bad thing. Might help me finish the album a lot faster, actually, so there's a positive spin.

Some folks have asked if they can still pre-order the first album outside of the KS campaign, and the answer is yes. Here's the link:

https://www.wordsandversesproject.com/pre-order

My thanks again to this amazing community for the positivity and support through this whole process; stay tuned as it continues to come together! (And boy, I'm actually pretty relieved to be on the other side of the campaign so I can get back to composing!)

And for fun, here's the Kickstarter promo video for anyone who hasn't seen it yet:

 

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