Born out of VOID Records after a relocation, Happy Puppy launched in 2001, and began releasing CC albums in 2006. The label is home to Lee Rosevere's various musical indulgences, along with music made by other people, like C4, Jason Kaneshiro, Monopole, Logan Whitehurst (rip) and many others.
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happypuppyrecords on 10/01/2017 at 01:31AM
Clearly I'm still having a mental block when it comes to writing up blog entries when there's something new.. because there's been a whole bunch of stuff since January and I haven't posted here about any of it.
Suffice to say, you should just click the link to the Happy Puppy catalog page and browse for yourself. But I will tell you about something I've just uploaded, leaked one day early on the FMA!
For those not in Vancouver, hopefully you will still enjoy this project, but if you ARE in Vancouver, I think you'll get a kick out of it.
This whole thing started because I was Inspired by the Canadian group Wild Strawberries' GO Project. They wrote a song for each stop on the GO train line in Toronto. Wild Strawberries are one of my fave bands, you should check them out.
Anyway, my project "Canada Line: A Musical Suite in Real Time" is a non-stop collection of songs - named after each of the stations in the first zone of the Canada Line route.
Where the Wild Strawberries project names a song after each station on the GO line, this album goes one step further.
Not only is each track named after the first nine stops on the Canada Line, it's also combined with a field recording of the skytrain, beginning of the Canada Line including station announcements, starting at Waterfront Station and ending at Bridgeport
Each track/station seamlessly segues from one station stop to the next, and also plays in real time, with each song running the actual length of travel time between the stations.
It's available in two formats.. one where the whole album plays in one continous track (recommended!) and then each song is isolated separately, in case you want to use it in a podcast or whatever, without the skytrain field recording.
AND I should also point out that this album is not endorsed or funded by Translink in any way.
Have you got your Compass Card ready?
happypuppyrecords on 01/13/2017 at 05:35PM
Hey there! Lee Rosevere here.. thanks for reading this - the first official post as Happy Puppy has moved our homebase to the FMA. And I got something new..
It never ceases to amaze me how giving away my music for free has come back to me in many ways - videos, podcasts, short films.. it's led to some amazing opportunities for me. Most recently, young adult author Kevin Sylvester used some of my music as a soundtrack while he was writing his most recent book MiNRS2.
This blew me away - I read the books, and really enjoyed them - so much that I challenged myself to write music to make sort of an 'unofficial' soundtrack or score to the books.
The whole process took 5 days: 2 to read the books, and 3 to compose all the music. Full album is here - you don't have to be familiar with the books to enjoy it (I hope), but it certainly helps.