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03-05-2013, 04:48 PM
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Subscribed to Sleeping at Last's new project.

The guy behind it does pretty much everything, writes the lyrics and music, sings, plays just about all the instruments, records it, etc. Beautiful music, wonderful lyrics.

His big project from 2010-11 was called "Yearbook", where he released three songs each month dedicated to one month of the year. I found him right afterwards when he collected all the songs into a 3-disc set. Great stuff.

So then he had some success with a song on Twilight, took a lot of last year off, and now is back with a new project, called "Atlas". This time around he's just looking at life in general, and over this year will release six 5-song EP's each centered around a theme.

Back to the innovative release schedule, he's releasing all the EP's digitally (well there's a CD option too but digital is the main release), and you can "subscribe" to it in advance, get a little discount on the total releases, and get them early.

Another cool thing he does is run a blog which is actually much more fun to read than most "buy my stuff!" blogs out there. He breaks down a lot of his songs and gives the history behind them, the meaning behind the lyrics, how they were recorded, etc.

Love this though, on the liner notes:

Ryan O’Neal - Voice, Pianos, Ukuleles, Guitars, Drums, Bass, Strings, etc.All Songs, Lyrics & Arrangements written by Ryan O’Neal All Songs © 2013 Asteroid B-612 (BMI) Produced & Engineered by Ryan O’Neal

You don't get that much anymore.

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