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Supplies Are Here

February 10th, 2010
by Ben

With the album mere weeks from completion, we’re preparing supplies for distribution; piles of CDRs, labels, and a brand new CD burner, with the printed inserts on their way.

Supplies!

Why are we bothering with a physical release, you might ask? Mostly because it will feel good to be able to hold something in our hands to prove the 3 years if work were worth it, but also so we’ve got something we can hand around and hopefully build up some interest via word of mouth. Plus it’ll just be awesome to see the great artwork from Miles in print!

So, stay tuned because containment failure is imminent, and don’t forget to keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds for day to day updates!

 

What’s this? An actual release? That’s right, we worked hard all day so the first thing you would see in the new year was a song release by Kurodust! This is the 99% final version of Doll In The Dust, track 4 from Containment Failure.

You can download below in 320kbps MP3 or use the player to stream it directly.

Hopefully this will get you revved up for the release of the full album, which we will be working hard over the coming weeks to complete. In the meantime, enjoy the song and please pass it along to your friends!

Download:
Doll In The Dust (11.5MB 320kbps MP3)

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We also put together a short video with a little bit of background information about Doll In The Dust,  plus the first look at how the song will play in Rock Band!

 

Album Of The Future!

December 26th, 2009
by Ben

I realised recently that we have been living in the future for quite a while: video phones, instant international communication, 3D televisions (soon), and we’re about to break into the year 2010, which is the most futuristic year of them all. What does this have to do with Containment Failure, you may be asking? Well, we were all hoping to get the album out by the end of the much less futuristic 2009, but unfortunately we haven’t been able to mix it as quickly as we hoped so we’re now targeting January 2010 for the release of the album.

We start the final mixing this week: Trevor and I will have a listen to what Rob has done thus far, and then we will all decide on changes and additions that need to be made, like backing vocals and effects.

However, keep an eye on this page over the first few days of the new year, as we hope to have a special sneak preview ready to go! Once that is up we will also be trying to drive a bit more traffic through the site to get some anticipation for the album happening, and you may have noticed I’ve made a few design changes to the site to prepare for that. Most notably, I’ve moved the social networking links right up to the top of the page, so make sure to click them and tell all your friends that Containment Failure is imminent!

 

Final mixing approaches

December 18th, 2009
by Rob

Seasons Greetings once again from the mixing desk.

I’ve had another busy week working away on ‘Containment Failure’. This week I was working through the all-important vocal takes and lead guitar tracks. This firstly involved carefully cross-editing all the chosen vocal takes to make one complete seamless vocal track. Although somewhat tedious I managed to complete this in one day, enabling me to move onto the actual vocal processing. Choosing how, how much and whether or not to even manipulate vocal tracks is known as a bit of a black art to audio engineers and producers. The human voice has a very large dynamic range (volume) and the subtleties of speech and singing fall under the heaviest scrutiny by the human ear. With these sorts of things in mind I proceeded carefully through the vocal performances making the slight adjustments for level, depth and tone that I felt best represent the record. This process took a couple of days to complete and today I was able to move onto the lead guitar tracks. Luckily not too much work was needed here, just some very slight noise reduction and some minor EQ to add a bit of warmth.

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With the completion of these tasks the pre-mixing job is very near finished. All that remains is to work through the extra ”misc” guitar parts and to prepare some reverb and atmospheric tracks to add depth and body to the album. I’ll be tackling most of this next week and then hopefully not too long after the lads will be joining me for the FINAL MIXING job !!!!

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…Containment integrity is reaching critical, Cascade failure is imminent.

Rob.

 

 

MUSIC

2012 Reunion Sessions (2012)

The boys back in the studio, kicking out a couple of new tracks.

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Containment Failure (2010)

Our first full length album, now available!

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Live At The Starks (2007)

Kurodust's first (and only) live gig, performed at Jay's house in August 2007.

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Reinitialise (2005/2008)

Our original three track EP, written and recorded in 6 weeks mid 2005, and remastered in 2008.

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