Yes! The time has finally come for our first full-length CD. It has been about two and a half years since members of VidyA
first met. During that time we performed quite a bit, made a good amount of friends, released a preview EP, changed our configuration a bit, and now, finally, can present an audio music package that we are excited to share with our listeners.
The new album features eleven tracks, all of which we have performed extensively live. We recorded the album at N.I. Recording, thanks to Eli Crews and Rich, who helped make it all happen. We were extremely fortunate to have Sebastien Richard do an excellent job mixing our music. It was great working with him and I’m looking forward to the next project to work with him again. Also, thanks to Michael Romanowski
who did an amazing job mastering our CD. Everything is finished…we just have to wait for the CD’s to show up at my doorstep.
So when/how can you get the CD?? Well there are a few phases.
1. May 17, 2008 at 12am PST – The VidyA album releases on the new Prasant Radhakrishnan and VidyA Online Store
, exclusively as an immediate high quality MP3 download. Pre-orders for the physical CD can also be taken (note that these orders include the immediate download of the MP3 version). If the online store thing is news to you or you want to know more about how it works, check out the previous post.
2. May 23, 2008 at 8 pm – CD Release Concert at Red Poppy Art House
, San Francisco. The actual CD will be available for purchase at this concert, so if you are in the SF Bay Area, and you can wait an extra week, come on down, enjoy the show and pick up a copy. Pre-orders from the online store will be shipped on May 23rd, 2008.
3. May 24 onwards – The new VidyA album will be rolled out to major retailers starting with CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon etc., with select availability at regular stores like Aquarius Records, Amoeba Records, Rasputin (?), Borders, Barnes & Noble etc. I can’t guarantee any specific release dates for these places, just that it will be there eventually.
My advice is to purchase it at the online store, or through one of the smaller retailers.
We are really looking forward to sharing this with you. Hope to see you at the concert!