Sunday, December 10, 2017

New Track & Free Download

The album is nearly completed, just 2 songs to go! Above is track 10 - a bit of subdued romanticism. If you like it, you can download it for free here, no strings. 

I've updated the Facebook page a bit, and I've been more active on Twitter these days. There's no real instagram for Seven Octaves but if you want to see me, my dog, my love or what I'm cooking/eating you can do that here (@jazzploration).

If you enjoy the new sounds or want to help in manufacturing of the cd, consider becoming a subscriber at Patreon - there are various rewards tiers with some fun options.

Thanks for stopping by! - Kenny (SO)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Side One of New Album Completed!

"Side One" of The New Scene by Seven Octaves is completed and available on line to subscribers only at Patreon. Already at work on the next track - a Beatles cover! Also available over there are an Elvis cover by request of a patron, several previous album downloads and all the other tracks I've recorded this year. Another patron requested "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - that one might take a while!

Thanks to the stations & djs that continue to play cuts from the last few albums! It's always so encouraging to see those tunes on your playlists!

Below is another track from the latest album. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by - Kenny (SO)

Friday, June 30, 2017

New Patreon-Only Jazz Album!

I'm one of those guys who needs a plan or I can just wander aimlessly, artistically. I was way excited, then, when the idea dawned on me to remake an entire album by another artist. Not only is the blueprint in place, but it also presents me with the opportunity to finally meld two separate recording careers together - electronic with jazz.

Above is the first track to the next album - a complete remaking of Sarah Vaughan's 1966 release "The New Scene"! This will be a full blown jazz release, but enhanced with synth sounds and production that will be familiar to Seven Octaves fans. The track list is comprised of pop and easy listening hits from the mid 60's like "Michelle", "Who Can I Turn To", "The Shadow of Your Smile" and "Call Me". 

This album is going to be available only to subscribers on my Patreon page, and will not be distributed to iTunes, Amazon etc. Subscriptions start at $3 monthly, can be cancelled anytime and include downloads of previous albums, as well as several other tracks I've produced this year! To learn more about the project and subscribing, visit the Seven Octaves Patreon page.

Thanks for stopping by - much love! - Kenny (SO)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Track: Workout Music No. 1

This is the first installment in what I expect to be an album's worth of material. I've noticed that downtempo in general is great for making the time go by more quickly on the treadmill, particularly medium-long tracks that are slowly ever morphing and developing. This is a challenge for me since I mostly produce shorter tracks. This first one features another lovely piano piece composed by Stephen Heller (he also composed "The Brook") Opus 47 #9. The original etude barely breaks the minute mark. The adaptation here starts around 4:35. Hopefully also make good chill out or zone out music. Hope you enjoy! - SO

Sunday, April 30, 2017

"The Brook" Video

Here is the new video for "The Brook" - featuring 22 fine art images from photographers all over the world! Thanks so much to the artists who participated. Hope you like! - SO

Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Track - New Patreon

Here's a brand new recording! It's an upbeat re-working of a pretty piano piece by Stephen Heller called "The Brook"; featuring breakbeats and happy electro. Hope you dig!

There's also a new Patreon page for Seven Octaves. If you dig the music I've made and want to hear/own more of it - check out the page and see if you'd like to be a subscriber. Memberships start as low as $3 a month. The page has inspired me to get busy making music again ("Little Crush" recorded in 2015!). There are some fun subscription options - including having songs written about or for you!

Thanks for stopping by! - Kenny (SO)

Crowdfunder for the New CD!

  As it turns out, "Record Party" will come out on cd thanks to some generous donations! To assist with what's left to finance...