I recently had the pleasure of contributing to an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Craft for ceramicist Betty Feves. In addition to the extensive physical collection, they had several audio recordings and a digital copy of one of Betty’s sketchbooks that they wanted to include as part of the experience, but were having trouble finding an app that could do what they needed. I offered to help, using a simplified version of forScore for the sketchbook and a new app for the audio that I’ve named Ayvee. It’s a multimedia kiosk for iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, and I’ve since released it on the App Store in case any other museums find themselves needing something similar.
RE, the alter-ego of Justin’s 2008 solo piano album, Kingdom Crumble, will be available for the first time on iTunes starting tomorrow. Released under Justin’s pseudonym Ambulephabus, this beautifully remastered version includes fourteen re-imagined tracks, original liner notes, and is currently available for pre-order. Check it out, and be sure to get your headphones ready for tomorrow!
As promised, Siren and Nocturnum have returned to the iTunes store, completing the series of re-releases following Justin’s departure from Magnatune. Extrasensory is also available on iTunes for the first time ever starting today, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t had a chance to do so already. Stay tuned for much more, including the release of RE on April 17th, and upcoming announcements about Justin’s forthcoming all-new piano album, Origin.
Following the re-release of Justin’s piano albums, his electronic albums Siren and Nocturnum will be returning to the iTunes store in the next few days. Joining them for the first time will be 2007’s Extrasensory, a dark and bubbling exploration of the realms that exist beyond the limits of our perception.
Also making its debut on the iTunes store this month is 2009’s RE, the re-imagining of Kingdom Crumble, released under the pseudonym Ambulephabus. RE has never sounded better, having been sourced from the original 24-bit recordings, and will also include the full liner notes for those who want to know more about each song and the concept of the album as a whole. It’s an exciting release, and ensures that this percussive, dynamic album will get the presentation it deserves!
Justin’s 2006 album, Duality, is available on iTunes for the first time ever starting today. An album of solo piano compositions that was created in tandem with the electronic album Siren, Duality originally suffered from some mastering issues and never had a wide release. Though it was available through self-publishing channels like Lulu and CreateSpace, it flew under the radar and quickly fell behind the shadow of 2007’s Blackbird.
With this release, though, it has been totally remastered, features all-new artwork, and includes a bonus track, “Comet.” It’s a fantastic album with gems like “Willow” and “Mechani,” and with this re-release it finally gets the fanfare it deserves. [iTunes]