I’m happy to share that Heart Beat Circuit is now listenable (in full) on YouTube. I’m hoping that by sharing it more people will discover Brave Wave and the amazing work they do, and I’m also hoping I might garner a few new fans as it seems to be getting harder and harder to get heard online these days.
Thanks to everyone who’s bought the album so far. Streaming will also help support Brave Wave, who have been heroically supportive of me so far. Thank you!
I released my debut album on August 20th, 2015. It was a big, life-changing moment for me, up there with completing my Master’s Degree in Music Performance. The album featured collaborations with the wonderfully talented Japanese composers Manami Matsumae, Saori Kobayashi and Takahiro Izutani, and was featured in RocketNews as well as Time Out magazine. It’s now half-price too! The CD is $7 and the download is $6.
Since then I’ve made several game soundtracks, podcast themes and managed to get back to making music regularly again (after a year of not being able to play due to health issues).
I have also started a Patreon (www.patreon.com/smokethief), which is my only regular source of income from music. It’s my hope that my hard work and determination will inspire more support for my music. The internet is a big place and it’s hard to get music heard these days, but I’m confident things are ‘on the up’ again (as we say in the UK!).
Thank you to all my fans and friends who’ve shown support for what I do over the last few years. There have been quite a few obstacles, but I really hope to bring you more music as soon as possible. Thanks again!
All the best.
George / Smoke Thief
Some great news, we reached 200 visible sales of Heart Beat Circuit on Bandcamp. There have of course been more, but it’s awesome to see the success of this album so clearly illustrated, and foremost, it’s awesome to see PEOPLE THAT HEART MY MUSIC ENOUGH TO SUPPORT IT! You’re all beautiful to me, thanks, the album’s been lifechanging already.
I recently did a cool live show, and despite a lot of ups and downs this year, my health’s a lot better and so I can to continue the music that inspires me. Thx 4 ur support
(Here’s the link if you haven’t heard HBC) http://store.bravewave.net/album/heart-beat-circuit