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--
2022 begins with a bang, and an ambitious set of goals for all branches of #BlueDorian’s production department...
Daughters of Time Season One careens headlong towards its inevitable conclusion, which sees a final and dramatic confrontation between the forces of light and darkness. Will Gwen and her team of neophytes be vanquished, or will they defy the odds and stand victorious over Arcturus and his mighty legions? (Two new ebooks are in the works: Episodes 11, and 12. Catch them at the BlueDorian Store.)
On the music front, three new releases are set to hit the shelves in Q2, beginning with a Rough Cuts version of Adam Farouk’s very first ever original song: “A Place to Be” (1996), produced and recorded by Pierre Grill at Rendez-Vous Recording, Honolulu HI, followed by “Little Ray of Sunshine,” a radio-edit version, performed by Adam Farouk, of the de facto “title track” of last year’s concept album release, “Ray of Sunshine,” produced by Anthony J. Resta, and recorded by Karyadi Sutedja at Studio Bopnique, in Burbank, CA; an EP of five live tracks by the Adam Farouk Orchestra, taken from “AFO 2017: Live at The Nines” Sessions, recorded at The Nines Art Gallery in Harwich Port MA, rounds out the trio.
The MAJOR WORK for this year is a ten-song concept album based on material from the Adam Farouk rock opera “Continuity.” Continuity is a story that delves into the world of mental illness, as well as the types of tools and mettle required to either overcome, or else accept and learn to live with it. Over the past three months we've gathered a stellar cast of performers, be they vocalists or instrumentalists (listed below, with links) from far and wide, and we look forward to sharing clips and stories as we go along.
David Thorne Scott (Joe)
Valerie Larsen (Callie)
Elizabeth Lorrey (Nurse Anne)
Renée Dupuis (Nurse Laura)
Anthony Rodriguez (Normal Matt)
George Hoffman (Eddie)
Michael Kassatly (Connor)
Adam Farouk: Keyboards, Synths
Elizabeth Lorrey: Guitars
Dave Lieb: Guitars
Masa Takahashi: Guitars
Tim Reppert: Bass guitar
Jeff Berlin: Drums, Percussion
So keep your ears to the ground, and your voices held high as you *spread the word* for next season’s upcoming BlueDorian events. Sending you warmest wishes for the very sunniest of sunny days--
Another banner year was had this year, despite the continual upheavel that seems to be taking place in and around the world at large. To all those who have followed and/or supported our progress we say a big *thank you* and hope that our efforts, and the products derived from them, provide solid returns to your investments in time and capital. We do not take your presence for granted; thank you for believing in us.
Here is the year-end summary of 2021 #BlueDorian publications and releases. If you didn’t get to check them out the first time, here’s a list of all of them, in one place:
(Available at the BlueDorian Store.)
Adam Farouk - SEASONS COME AND GO (SINGLE)
Adam Farouk - LILA (Rough Cuts version) (SINGLE)
Faerworld Daughters of Time Original Soundtrack - Four Seasons Theme (Adam Farouk)
Adam Farouk Orchestra: UNDIVIDED (Live @ The Lilypad) (EP)
Adam Farouk Orchestra: SONGS FROM RAY OF SUNSHINE (Album)
Project Sample Work
Please see the project page for each project to view sample work:
States of Matter - streaming
States of Matter - visual art
Open Mic - streaming
Wishing you all a happy holiday season :) from all of us at BlueDorian!
All material © BYIP Creative Media 2021. All Rights Reserved.
In just under a week we're thrilled to release this companion series to Daughters of Time. Apocrypha Enigmatis presents, in story form, the lesser-known histories, and delves into uncommon perspectives of the colorful characters who inhabit the Faerworld Omniverse.
In i001, its debut issue, the ebook series grapples with the young life of one of Daughters of Time's chief players: Summer Avatar, and Crown Princess of the Kingdom of Caderas, Gwendolyn Duprée. Absconded and sold to slavery by traffickers at a young age, Gwen's life takes an unexpected turn, from being a beloved member of a privileged family to having to fight each and every day for survival.
While her smarts and creativity help her to muster the very basics of a working family, war looms, and with it, colossal strains upon friendships, and the threat of having undermined the interpersonal trust she has taken years, and at no small cost, to build. The story of "Eight Years" is one of courage, compassion, love, inspiration, and finding the magic within you when you least expect it.
Featuring the song: "I Will Be the Light" (aka "Gwen's Theme")
"I will be the light that can guide you
Daughters of Time closes out the year with five books released and more on the way. It’s been an absolute thrill to put these tales together for everyone, and I still marvel at what options we possess at our disposal to communicate these stories to you all. I can’t help but be transported back to my time growing up, learning the basics of “Krell Logo” on an Apple II. If you had told me then that there’d be the ability to interact with, to share with, and to impact people halfway around the world with real-time ease, well, I may not have grasped the significance of that as an eight-year-old, but if I had, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have believed you, at least not at first.
Even to be told ten years ago that any, if not all, of the technological, communication, and software advances that presuppose the publishing of our ebook collection—Vellum software, 99Designs.com, Wordfortheweb, Zoom—would have widespread ubiquitous use would likely elicit a snortle of irony rather than immediate belief (“Sure, I’ll keep my myspace page running just in case!”)
We continue to be amazed and grateful for these opportunities to participate in the world song, and we hope we can have a positive impact on the people we come across along the way!
“I will to love and protect this fair world
- Daughters of Time Oath of Fealty (excerpt) from Istoricus Marinicus, Thomas Easton
Faerworld ebooks are available for sale at the BlueDorian Store: shop.bluedorian.com
This theme was sketched out in late 2018, with composition being completed in December 2019. An uplifting, anthemic feel was desired, to complement the darker, more gritty main title theme (in development). I repurposed one of my favorite chord progressions from the world of popular song (ten points to Ravenclaw if you can spot what it is) to serve as the piece's harmonic underpinning, then constructed an undulating melody to connote the changing fortunes of the characters as they progressed along their journey, but ultimately ending with a triumphant fanfare. In production, Tim Bongiovanni's keen eye was invaluable in helping craft the piece's arrangement, beginning with the ascending french horns and string arpeggiating obligato, and expanding all the way to the fortissimo brass and woodwinds. Finally, contemporary sampled percussion was mixed with traditional elements such as timpani and triangle, for an integrated sound which blends old and new into what we hope is a well balanced sonic experience. -AF
We're really excited to be working on our latest project—a minute-long, fully-orchestrated, symphonic theme from our very own “Faerworld: Daughters of Time”—with Tim Bongiovanni, at Northgate Studios. Tim combines a resume you’d expect to find deep in the heart of an industrial hub such as Nashville or Los Angeles, with the kind of personal touch and attention to detail that is the hallmark of New England’s privately owned, privately run studios. The piece, created and scored by Adam Farouk, used Sibelius Ultimate software for notation, and was produced using MOTU Digital Performer, with top-quality audio samples overlaid with acoustic symphonic instruments: violin; french horn; and trumpet; specifically. The first ebook in the Faerworld: Daughters of Time series is available for purchase at the BlueDorian store.
Hello friends! As the days grow darker it may become all too easy to slip into modes of despair. But nay, don't let the seasonal affectives get the better of you. Instead, make a date with your eReader of choice, and curl up on the couch in front of the 'ole firetube with a good eBook. And while we're on the subject, why not check out "Daughters of Time: Princess"--the first volume in the breathtaking new series "Faerworld: Daughters of Time" from Nawherman Publishing in conjunction with BlueDorian Media Entertainment. An epic fantasy adventure, filled with equal parts magic, moxie, and mystery, "Faerworld: Daughters of Time" is sure to capture your imagination, awaken your sense of wonder, and chase all the blues away. Available this December 12th, at bluedorian.com.
First week stuck into BDW3 and all is starting to feel like home. Have more or less stopped shrieking when we don’t see the “borrowed” pictured of whatshername masquerading as one of ours upon clicking to “bluedorian.wpengine.com”. But there are still a couple of kinks to iron out, specifically Ray Davies, ‘cause, as we all know, if your going to iron out a kink, might as well all have it be a well respected man. While where at it, we should really reengage our apostrophix—did we mention we have a robot helping us determine weather to write whether or wether and otherwise aide in other common spelling misnomers? She’s on loan from Elon Musk.
Seems like just yesterday that we unveiled BlueDorianWeb2013. Indeed, we’ve now not only checked out but have found ourselves a new and happy home in BDW3. Welcome! We’re in the process of creating a comprehensive BDW3 portal for all fellow creators out there, yes, with the latest skinny on current projects along the pipeline, but also with an eye towards a true-blue built-in BDW3 store so that your independent media experience can be both robust and gainful. We want to express our continued gratitute for you, our growing community, with whom, very little of this would have meaning. Thank you.