The layout of the Beforus album is largely taking its cues from the ColoUrs and Mayhem albums and LOFAM albums which is sensible as these too were big collaborative fan albums, and, in the case of the first two, focussed on discrete character groups as does Beforus. The original plan was to have the album split into two “discs” and a “bonus” disc, but I’ve realised that some of the things I was going to put in the “bonus” section deserve better than to be relegated to additional content, and so right now we’re looking at the following structure:
Disc 1 (Principle tracks)
The first section of the album contains twelve tracks acting as the main “theme” for the twelve Beforan trolls, in zodiac order, and prefaced with a short “Disc One” track that serves as a book end.
Disc 2 (Main body of the album)
The second section is the largest and contains additional character tracks in addition to tracks that tell parts of the story of Beforus and the Beforan troll session. These tracks are arranged in a roughly chronological order (although this is not a strict rule). The number of tracks here is still undecided. Again, this will be prefaced by a bookending “Disc Two” track.
Disc 3 (Epilogue/Finale/Extra tracks)
Quite probably the shortest disc (although it may be of a similar length to disc one), this disc contains tracks that differentiate themselves from the others in some way, such as tracks with vocal content, remixes of previous tracks or tracks with particular stylistic motifs. Again, there isn’t a hard and fast rule as to what goes here as opposed to disc two, and it will mainly be down to the best arrangement to ensure track flow. Again, this will be prefaced with a brief “Disc Three” bookend track.
This is all of course subject to change, but I have a preliminary track order based around this setup (although I plan to overhaul that in a few days once I’ve received more tracks). Still, this should give you an idea of what to expect!
“God Tier Ascension (Dave Get Back Here)” - ArtisticPolo (x)
This took ages to do, but at last it’s done! My track art for The Land of Fans and Music 2 for the kickass song “God Tier Ascension”. I’m absolutely thrilled to have been a part of such an awesome project. Check it out once it is released!
If you’re looking forward to LOFAM 3 as much as the rest of us here at Skaianet, then you’ll definitely want to be following this blog. This is the official blog for all the LOFAM albums and music. You’ll be able to get all updates on release dates and songs!
Be sure to check it out! And don’t forget to look for LOFAM 3, coming out sometime soon.
Here’s another piece of song art that I did for the upcoming LOFAM3, this time for the song Medium by Arzenic. This one was a particular challenge in figuring out how to coherently depict the entire area, and I had a lot of fun adjusting the layout until I had something I could work with. I also really like this song, along with the other two that I had the chance to work with. There are going to be a lot of really great songs on this album–I can’t wait for the release.
I you guys loved the LOFAM albums as much as we did, then you’re in for quite a treat! After a long wait, LOFAM 3 finally said to be arriving within the next 1-2 weeks! Once it goes live, we’ll have that playing on the radio in a matter of minutes for you all to enjoy! To make it even better, we’ll be playing through the ENTIRE album from start to finish.
But also a huge shoutout and thanks to all the people who made the LOFAM albums possible! Seriously, you guys rock! And If you haven’t already, be sure to follow the Official-Unofficial HS Music Blog!
Hi friends, Veri here. We’re finalising a lot of stuff for LoFaM 3, pestering people for art and tracks and getting it all ready. But there’s one thing we’re still after that hasn’t been allocated - cover art for the album! If you feel like you’d like to give cover art a go, send Lune some examples of your work. Hope you’re as excited for the album as we are to get it to you!