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Results Not Typical, Available Now!

The latest release from Psycliq, Results Not Typical is available NOW for download! And you can even stream it for free online right here.

Go ahead and listen to it. I’ll wait. Or just head to our music site for all your immediate downloading needs. You can pick up a version of it to call your own for as little as $5 today! Right now! Along with all other Psycliq projects.

For those of you in favor of physical platters, there will be an option to order discs from CD Baby in the very near future — most likely by the end of this week, I’d wager. And for those of you that prefer to shop through iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, or Napster, fret not: the album will be available in all those places and many others very soon. I’ll be posting some quick updates here as things come along on that front.

In the next few weeks here, I’ll be taking some time to highlight each of the songs on the album and let you know some of what went into their conception and production. But for the moment, relax and enjoy Results Not Typical. (And also tell your friends.)

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The Whole Package

Take a look at what I got in the mail today:

The covers from CD Poster Shop came out fantastic. The quality on these is seriously impressive to me. I don’t think I’ll ever do them by hand again, even if it means I’ll probably end up with a file full of leftover cover cards here.

With the covers finally here, the packaged discs have been assembled and are off to the store. Once I get word that they’re in stock, this project will be fully released! People who have pre-ordered the album will be finding it in their mailboxes in the next couple days, assuming that I have the right addresses for them. The music should make it out into the likes of iTunes and Amazon shortly thereafter.

Production

The Music is Done

That’s right — done, finished, completed. After riding around with different test-burns in my car for a few days each, I now officially declare Results Not Typical to be musically complete. I’m currently just waiting to get the physical CDs in stock online before calling this one “released”, and that’ll only be a couple weeks or so, depending on how quickly all the parts come into place. But if you really can’t wait to get the new music, drop me a comment. You see, I’ve got a whole stack of download codes good for a free album download, just waiting to go.

I have the first batch of CDs lightscribe-labeled and ready to have music added to them, though while doing this I realized that I’m out of cases now and need to pick up some more. Still waiting to get the insert cards in from the printer and really hoping those came out good. I am quite eager for this! Eager, I say!

Update: I just got the ship confirmation for the covers! Everything is on its way here.

Production

Off to the printer

I’ve finally settled on song content and ordering, and with a last few tweaks the artwork is done. I am happy to present the final front and back sides to the cover of Results Not Typical:

I’ve sent the artwork off to a short-run print shop to be printed on dual-sided cards. This promises to be a step up from my traditional completely-homemade approach to the problem. It’s also an experiment, and we’ll see what the quality is like and how much I care to deal with the overhead. Even though it’s a shorter run than a “real” print shop, I still had to order 50 covers. I’ll be surprised if I run out of those any time soon. Sometimes, I’m so indie it hurts.

Also! After listening to these songs over and over I’ve found that I still have a little bit of the music to polish up, but any changes from here will be simple overdubs, mixes, compressions, and things like that. I can’t afford to bring things to a mastering service, so what you hear is exactly what comes out of my speakers in the moments before upload to the web. Thankfully, though, most of the songs are recorded and mixed. And just because I love you, here’s a third bonus preview track! This one’s called “Mettle” and it’s one of my favorites from the album:

Depending on when I can get time to work out the finishing touches, we could be seeing a digital release in as little as a week. Excitement!

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By Pint and Pound

I’ve been up at a music festival all weekend up here in New England, and being surrounded by lots of great music has made me want to share some of mine as well. So here we have the second preview track from Results Not Typical, entitled “By Pint and Pound”.

This is an example of some of the more guitar-based stuff on the album, while “Those Born of Kings” is significantly more piano-driven. This song also features the Wavedrum on percussion and helps prove that I’m not a very good drummer.

Enjoy the track and be sure to hit the “share” link up there and share this to everyone you know.