Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hope for Japan Compilation & Album Winners Announced

Okay, three things!

1) Alright, first things first! Thank you all for the support in liking my new Facebook page. The contest winners have been drawn out of of those folks, and here are the five winners of The Morning We Wake:

  • Brent Macdonald
  • Seth Whitney
  • Seiji Itaru Inruye
  • Steven Braun
  • Bryan Arri
If you’re on that list, check your facebook inbox for your free download code! Thanks again to everyone who liked the page! And if you haven’t yet, I’m going to be running contests like this all the time, as I’d really like to get the music out there and into people’s hands. So you can still like the page and show your support by clicking here.

2) Also, this has been all over Facebook, so apologies if it’s getting old, but it’s for a really good cause! I’m on a new ambient compilation called Hope for Japan, and all proceeds from the record go directly to the Red Cross to support the relief efforts for the people of Japan. You can donate and download here:

And here’s a small excerpt from the track I contributed:

This is a much more tender piece, written specifically with the Japanese people in mind who have lost loved ones. It’s also not going to appear anywhere else in its full version for the time being, to hopefully help promote sales of the compilation.

3) And lastly, I’ve got a new project that I’m putting the finishing touches on right now. I’m very excited about it, and it’s very different. So it may be awesome, and it may be terrible. Feel free to voice your opinions on that matter when it releases. haha 😉

Thanks again, everyone!


Five Free Album Giveaways This Week

Just like me on Facebook. Actually, you don’t even have to like me. Just click the ‘Like’ button below, and even if you lie, you’ll still be entered into the drawing to win one of 5 free albums. Like me brand new facebook page here! (Pirate talk.)

The winners will be chosen at random next Monday, contacted via Facebook, and given a download code for a free download of the album ‘The Morning We Wake‘ at Bandcamp. One week to enter…contest ends Monday, April 25th. Still not exactly sure what the response will continue to be for this ambient venture, but thus far it has been humbling and more than I expected. However, if only 5 people like the facebook page, then you all win! And if less than 5 do, than some of you get 2 albums! hehe

Karl Verkade Music on Facebook (<–Click here, and then click 'Like'.)

Thanks, everyone! Also…

I know it’s stupid at first. But just keep staring at it.


Working on Something New

Got something in the works that, as far as I know, is a new artistic medium; or at least a new twist on it. Should be coming out in the next couple weeks or so.

Also, a brand new song written specifically for the victims of the earthquake in Japan, is coming out on a compilation album later this month. I’ll keep you posted!

Again, thank you all entirely for your support.


Help Spread the Word

Hey, I just want to thank everyone who has bought the album, said kind words about the album, and encouraged me in this very odd endeavor. The response has been very humbling.

If you get a second, please like the album via the facebook link here at Bandcamp:

The Morning We Wake on Bandcamp

Even if you don’t buy the album, that’ll help ge the word out. Thanks, everyone!