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Living In The Future: Preorder Now!

AKIRA THE DON WILL RELEASE HIS INCREDIBLE COMPILATION ALBUM, LIVING IN THE FUTURE, ON APRIL 18th! YES!

So, last year I asked you what your favourite post WWWY songs were, for the following reason:

“…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 anybody can find them.”

Well, I took your advice, I made a list of a hundred odd songs, I whittled that list down to my favourites, I 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 made the whole lot work together melodically and thematically and shit, 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. I’d been wanting to write about my American adventure for a long time. It was emotional. The Way Back Home is now one of my favourite songs ever, and it makes me cry.

The songs have all been remixed, and reworked, in some cases with whole new beats and lyrics. Finally,  I got the whole lot professionally mastered, and sent it off to my distributor. It is already lying in wait on Amazon, and will soon be on iTunes, and all that stuff.

So! Living In The Future! A compilation of recordings made by me, Akira The Don between the release of my first album, When We Were Young, and my second, The Life Equation! With production from me, Akira The Don, Joey2tits and Stephen Hague! Release date is April 18th! It will be availible as a digital download AND, because you asked me nicely many times, CD! And T-shirt! And poster!

All CD orders get a complimentary digital download delivered on the first second of April 18th. Design to announced shortly. YOU KNOW IT WILL BE FRESH….

You can preorder now at a SPECIAL LOW PRICE! (You can choose your T size as well, cheers Normannumeric for pointing that issue out!)

Preorder CD! £5!

Preorder MP3! £3.99!

Prorder FLAC! £3.99!

Preorder CD + T-shirt! £16

Preorder MP3 + T-shirt! £15

Preorder FLAC + T-shirt! £15.50

Preorder CD, T-Shirt, Poster and Badge set! £25!

All funds will go toward the release of my second LP. And yes, YOUR NAME’S GONNA BE IN THE CD! Well, it is if you helped choose the songs. Thank you for that! You did a brilliant job!

In other news, whatever you’re doing on April 2nd, CLEAR THAT! I have been asked by Japan Underground to play a Tsunami benefit at The Garage in London with a gang of awesome Japanese bands. Tickets are on sale here NOW. FB page is here. I AM HONOURED and HUMBLED and EXCITED! What songs do you wanna hear?

— Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

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  • NorwayKarl

    No pennies for stuff now but consider my pre-order for the CD, T-Shirt, Poster and Badge set in the bag!!

  • NorwayKarl

    Oh yeah, loved the interview BTW. I’ll get round to answering your questions soon, all I can say for now is that fatherhood is wonderful in the truest sense of the word!!

  • http://twitter.com/RaydomeGrimm Aidan Graham

    Oredered => in2 stages as well, becasue I didn’t read properly =>

  • Grimm

    Heartbroken that you didn’t include If You Seek Amy off ATD20, but awesome selection nonetheless. Will be preordering on the next paycheck.

  • http://www.hunchbakk.blogspot.com Hunchbakk

    very much looking forward to this and hearing the re-tooled versions

    and are we still getting our mentions in the credits? it’s been a lifelong dream to be thanked in the credits of an album (thanks, Glen Byford, in case you needed reminding)

    guessing you’re uber busy with this and the Life Equation coming up soon, but how about a companion piece for this album, comprising the tracks that would have been included but would never have got cleared, as a bit of a treat for fans and for those looking for more Don action after checking out this compilation?

    • Anonymous

      Yes you are (getting credits), i shoulda mentioned that in the blog, will update when im back from the supermarket. CHEER! I’d been considering a mixtape comp of illegals too, but time is a harsh mistress…

      • http://twitter.com/ZenPyramid ZenPyramid

        …why not get people to collate/ mix/ whatever their own compilations of their favourites of your music? You could then publish the links, or sound cloud them yourself, whatever’s legal, feasible, practical, desirable, etc…

        • http://www.hunchbakk.blogspot.com Hunchbakk

          i should have known that The Don would have already considered an alternative, but i also knew you’d be right up to your neck already

          which is where that idea of other people compiling mixes is quite a cool and interactive idea actually.

          just think, Living In The Future could spawn little bastard illegitimate offspring, only limited by peoples imaginations, or perhaps co-create it with the fans, letting them mix, pick, and design it, you can then mould it and endorse it

          oila!

          (possibly)

  • Donovan

    good track list, though i’m a little let down loop-a-loop (or what ever the real name is) didn’t make the cut.