Dark Chocolate and Maraschino Cherry, a Kickstarter launched by a (mostly) Western staff of 9 musicians, 10 artists, and support staff to create a MEIKO collaborative compilation album. The stated goal of the project is to “reflect the variety of tastes and styles created by different kinds of people through MEIKO” acknoleging MEIKO’s Japanese origins they state that “there are people all over the world who have come together through this kind of shared creative energy, and we are making this album in the hopes of expressing that”.
The album’s digital and physical releases are scheduled for May 5, 2019 (MEIKO Day). The Kickstarter for the project is live, already funded, and running through December 1st. Kickstarter rewards tiers include discounted digital downloads, exclusive off vocal tracks, the physical CDs, a sticker sheet, an exclusive pin, art previews, and continued project updates.
The Kickstarter is fully bilingual with both an English and Japanese project lead. The first campaign update includes both English and Japanese Meiko track previews by collab artists.
From the staff here at Engloids.Info season greetings! We are proud to spread the good tidings with news of a new holiday themed Vocaloid & UTAU album titled “Synthetic Yuletide” featuring (but is not limited to) Prima, Tonio, Oliver, and Avanna. All in all the album features some 20+ vocal singthesizers from the likes of Hatsune Miku & Gumi to UTAU like Ritsu Namine & VIBE.
This is the collab group’s first release with ☆ASDR☆, AssembleSynthesizeDirectRelay, with many of its members being familiar to anyone following the Western singthesizer scene. The album includes the following songs and producers:
GuitarHeroPianoZero – Christmas Spirit 04:28
~mw~ – Coventry Carol (Arrangement) 01:55
aval!a – Song of the Winter Snow 02:58
9etH – It’s That Time 04:03
Fko – Ma’oz Tzur (Arrangement) 01:52
VocaPeach – Electro Santa 05:34
~mw~ – Il est né le divin enfant (Arrangement) 03:22
LukeCat – The Twelve Days of Synthmas (Parody Cover) 03:44
The BIG ALbum, an album several of us here at Engloids.Info have contributed to, is finally available for download. We had previously covered this album in ‘Kodakami Debuts Vocaloid Album Featuring Big Al‘ where Koda’s Kickstarter went on to gross 119% of its funding goal.
Below is a crossfade demo of the album’s contents. If you view it with annotations enabled it becomes interactive allowing you to skip forward and backward between tracks along with selecting specific ones you would like to listen to.
Downloads are available for FREE via Bandcamp’s pay-what-you-want distribution platform. Beyond digital downloads physical editions are available for preorder and include extras like a CD bonus track and special edition USB drives.
To claim you FREE download simply visit Kodakami’s Bandcamp, click [Buy Now] on the Digital Album, set your price to $0.00, and enter the email you would like your now free download sent to. If you like the album consider preordering the physical edition.
We never get enough Sonika news so when this little treat arrived in my inbox I was more than pleased. YouTube user TheIndisputed21 released his first Vocaloid album earlier this week titled “The Beautiful Stories” starring Vocaloid Sonika. It is available free to download, with 12 tracks total, and cover art by Shadman. The cross-fade demo is embedded below.
Kodakami, Vocaloid producer and Koda’s Kolumn Editor here at Engloids.Info, has just announced his first album. Titled “The BIG ALbum” as the name would suggest, the album is set to feature completely new, never before heard tracks, all starring Big Al. While not the first Engloids only album, it is the first to focus on Big Al exclusively.
The album will be available to the public, with free digital downloads on December 22nd, 2012, the anniversary of Big Al’s release. Beyond the digital downloads to be available through his website a physical edition complete with jewel case and 8-panel insert booklet has also planned.
To fund this physical edition a Kickstarter has been started with pre-orders of the album are available for as low as $10 with free domestic shipping, and flat-rate international shipping to those that back the project.
You can see Koda’s full pitch on the Kickstarter Video where he goes into detail but the short of it is he talks a bit about himself, displays a short informational clip on what Vocaloid is, and answers a couple questions on what the goal of the Kickstarter. He is hoping to pre-sell and raise enough money to fund a full production run of physical CDs for the album.
If you stick around till the end of the video he also includes a preview of the album with the song “If I’d Known (Woah Woe)”. If you don’t want to watch the whole video, or just want to hear it again, the preview track is embedded after the break.