Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present to you, my first compilation album, and the second long playing release from a company called Living In The Future:
LIVING IN THE FUTURE
Available right now from all iTunes, Amazon and all major digital retailers, worldwide. Sixteen classic Akira The Don songs, thirteen of which were previously only available on akirathedon.com. They’ve been remixed, revocalled, reworked, and professionally mastered for your listening pleasure.
“…to those that don’t frequent this wonderful, groundbreaking, epoch defining website, I might as well have died in 2006. So we need to edumacate their asses, before we hit them upside the head with The Life Equation, and change the course of history for ever and ever. What I want to do is this – to put together an EP (extended play) of my finest works, following the release of When We Were Young up until now, the eve of The Life Equation. I will take these recordings, polish them up, treat them with respect and love, give them the mastering I was never able to before, and release them into the world, where anybodycan find them.”
The response was vast and deeply enlightening. I took your advice, made a list of a hundred odd songs, whittled that list down to my favourites, whittled that down to my favourites that didn’t have great big fuck off unclearable samples in them, then I worked out which out of those worked best together and told a story as a whole sequence, then I re-vocalled and remixed a bunch of them, added new music, and beats, made the whole lot work together melodically and thematically, then I added Jamie to the mix, which was a song me and Stephen Hague did that we loved but didn’t fit in The Life Equation, then I wrote The Way Back Home to finish that story, and lead into the next.
Phew! That was a big-ass sentence lashed together with nothing but commas, but I think it got the point across.
This, ladies and gentlemen of the akirathedon.com community of ladies and gentlemen, is my first compilation record. It wouldn’t have been possible without you.
Incidentally, I promised to record the names of those that helped choose the contents of this record on the CD’s liner notes, and I have kept my word.
Living In The Future is available in the following futuristic combinations:
(CDs ship next week. Ts are in today. I’ll post pictures later when I’m back from the labelers.)