Goodbye to "The Dungeon" ⊙▂⊙
Hello, some time has passed and changes have occurred. As of 1/15/2021, "The Dungeon" home recording studio for JPS Productions is no more. ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
Because of life, the wifey and I had to move and so I had to pack up my home studio. A lot of great memories were created there. My first EP, The Monster was fully produced there and half of my upcoming album "Violating The Norms Of Reality" was also produced there.
The good news is that I am putting together another home studio at the new place, lets see what we'll call that. I will take some time to set up, but I know it"ll be as great as "The Dungeon" or even better. (´∪`*)
I also have some personal stuff going on, I have a surgery scheduled at the end of January and I hope all goes well. The school will be starting again for me soon so that will also take up a lot of my time. Wish me the best, hope to update you soon. Stay heavy, stay metal! ✌(◕‿-)✌
Update before 2021 come in!
It's been a bit more than a month since I've written on here.
A lot has happened in my personal life, from battling a serious illness, to finishing my school semester to hoping to find a new place to move too soon.
I'll go into more details later on, for now, I'll leave you with a preview of the album cover for "Violating The Norms Of Reality" drawn by Rene Rosa.
it's here! 11/13/2020 meaning in meaninglessness is out!
Well, ladies and gents, the time has come. The single that will change everything for me. This single is very special to me, not only this a tribute to my deceased friend Manny and my past band WhoreGod, but it also represents my growth as a musician and producer. I know the song is not "perfect," I'm still learning. I've received some great feed back from the first half of the album posted on the main site, and I appreciate all that took the time to listen to it. Once I fix all the little things on the album, I'll be a force to be reckoned with (▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿)
great news! ヽ(^▽^)ノ
Very exciting times, the new single "MEANING IN MEANINGLESSNESS" is officially heading to all digital platforms as I type this and it's due to be released in November, Friday the 13th 2020!
In other news, my first EP, "THE MONSTER" has been getting a lot of traction in Europe. #1 in the United States and #5 in Canada. I'm very happy to see where and how far this music goes.
Thank you all for your undying support!
We ended up at an old bandmate’s house and had a good time, then follow to the mother-in-law’s place where we had a few drinks and relax. Nothing crazy, the times we live in don’t allow us to exert ourselves as much as we would like.
On other news, the pre-release of half the album for “Violating the Norms Of Reality” for review and criticism purposes has brought forth a lot of positive and mixed reviews thus far. I’ve gotten some great feedback and some not so great. Review range from “I don’t get it” (meaning the songs), to “You said that was the heavy stuff? This is like Lamb Of God on steroids.”
Others have been completely uninterested, which is fine, I definitely understand that my music specifically is not for everyone. Some have had some great constructive criticism. Most people will probably not know, but I’ve produced this album with perhaps less equipment for a standard professional home music studio.
For example, I don’t even have a “treated” room to mix and master my music, but I think I’ve done the best I can at the moment with what I have. I’ve made do with what I have and I’m sure that some of you can notice the difference in production value between “The Monster” EP and this new album.
I’m still growing as a musician, engineer, and producer. My hope is to keep growing and keep creating some interesting music that I would love and hopefully you will enjoy as well.
Thank you to those that were very positive thus far, it really is appreciated.