BlueDorian Q2 Review
And lo, we find ourselves in late July, on the other end of the summer solstice, more than halfway through the clusterbiff that has been 2022 (reports say that this is only the beginning...)
Daughters of Time Season One promises its conclusion with two new ebooks in the works (Episodes 11 and 12). Episode 11 is in early development, with its overview currently being solidified in story beatsheet form. In other news, the first ten DoT ebooks are going through a process of full novelization, converting screenplay-style lines into traditional novel-format dialogue. In addition to this, the DoT creative team have begun work with independent editor Max Gordon to finesse scenes and transitions, with the goal of adding a new level of polish to one of BlueDorian’s most promising project titles. The original releases will remain on sale in the BlueDorian Store as “director’s cut” versions of the original ten stories.
Musical releases have been “A Place to Be” by Adam Farouk (Rough Cuts Single) (April 7th 2022), produced and recorded by Pierre Grill at Rendez-Vous Recording, Honolulu HI; “Little Ray of Sunshine” by Adam Farouk (Single) (May 6th 2022), produced by Anthony J. Resta and mixed by Karyadi Sutedja at Studio Bopnique, Burbank CA; and “AFO 2014 REINSTALLED: Live @ Inner Space” by the Adam Farouk Orchestra (EP) (July 15th 2022), recorded by Tim Reppert and mixed by Karyadi Sutedja. Our only other slated release for this year is “AFO 2017 DISCOVERY: Live @ The Nines Art Gallery” by the Adam Farouk Orchestra (EP) (November 11th 2022), recorded by Kevin Thurber and mixed by Karyadi Sutedja, but watch this space—depending on how projects go, room might open up for other releases this year!
What’s this I hear? Ditch the instruments, we’re kickin’ it old school? Indeed, the Breakers Vocal Band are dusting off their SM-58s in preparation for some new projects: a remaster of their 2008 hit EP “V” (“Five”) by master producer Tim Bongiovanni (Northgate Studios); and a brand new record, in all likelihood some manner of 5-song EP, as is their predilection. No further news yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
We’ve also updated our Soundcloud presence. Look there to find clips of not-yet-released BlueDorian material, the latest one being a clip of a track from the Faerworld Daughters of Time collection: “Warmth to Winter" (listen below). Full versions of already released material can still be found on one of our bandcamp artist pages (for the complete BlueDorian account, go to bluedorianrecords.bandcamp.com).
BlueDorian Studios East has expanded this season, with the addition of a new Fender American Ultra Telecaster (Texas Tea, rosewood fingerboard); and a Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb 1x12" 100-watt Combo Amp (blonde). We’re excited to see how these contribute to the mixes.
Finally, “Songs from Continuity” has entered principal production; on this project, everyone is recording at different times, expertly coordinated (and guitar and vocal work contributed to) by Elizabeth Lorrey. So far we’ve seen stellar vocal performances by Michael Kassatly, Anthony Rodriguez, George Hoffman, and David Scott, as well as excellent instrumental work by our rhythm section, Jeff Berlins on drums and percussion, and Tim Reppert on bass. Looking forward to hearing the rest of this great ensemble get to work later on in the summer and into the fall.
Here’s a company update:
David Thorne Scott - JOE
Valerie Larsen - CALLIE
Elizabeth Lorrey - NURSE ANNE
Renée Dupuis - NURSE LAURA
Anthony Rodriguez - NORMAL MATT
Michael Kassatly - CONNOR
George Hoffman - EDDIE
Andrew Goldin - ORDERLY
Adam Farouk - ORDERLY
Adam Farouk - Keyboards
Matt Jenson - Keyboards
Elizabeth Lorrey - Guitars
Dave Lieb - Guitars
Masa Takahashi - Guitars
Steve Latanision - Mandolin
Tim Reppert - Bass Guitar
Jeff Berlin - Drums, Percussion
For more information on each company member visit: adamfaroukorchestra.com
Thanks for reading and all the best to you. Please spread the word joyfully for this season’s upcoming BlueDorian happenings.
Sending you warmest wishes for the very sunniest of sunny days--