Deadmau5 is a Redditor like you or I, but takes it to the next level. Recently, he released the details to his upcoming album While (1<2). Here are the tracks:
- Coelacanth I
- Ice Age
- My Pet Coelacanth
- Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer
- Terrors In My Head
- Somewhere Up Here
- Phantoms Can’t Hang
- Errors In My Bread
- Survivalism Rmx
- Silent Picture
- Rlyehs Lament
- A Moment To Myself
- Coelacanth II
Joel took to Reddit to give his thoughts on the album.
well, there you go. tracklist is out. It’s another culmination of another years worth of work. and i’ve always made a point to share most of my work in progress with my fans and supporters. It is a little disheartening to see negative feedback about the lack of “new” music to the die hard fan who has probably been heard everything on there… but thats just the nature of “oversharing”. I’m still proud to call this body of work a good representative album of my production capabilities, whether youve heard it or not.
the idea i like to keep in mind, is that it might be hard for you to see it, but i think the larger portion of the mau5 world hasnt heard any of this. at all. think about new fans? or people who’d like an introduction to whatever it is i do. its not “for” those people, its not “for” the die hard fans… its kinda for everyone.
id hate to just lock myself in the studio, with no streams, no fan interaction, no song previews, no free releases on live.deadmau5.com then just make an annual appearance once a year with an album full of new stuff… thats just not my style. Albums (for me) arent produced in a single sitting, overnight. They take time… and during that time, i like to keep people posted on my progress and how its moving along, whether its a stream, soundcloud preview, or live.deadmau5.com release…. and if thats something that “COMPLETELY RUINS AN ALBUM” for you… then… well, shit. i dont know what to tell you.
in the end, im proud of this album. And whether you’ve heard some, most or all over the course of the time it took me to do it, i hope you enjoy it as well. 🙂
Afterwards, there were some side notes to all the negative feedback on the said “no new music”:
SO DISSAPOINTED OMG. okay lets just pretend i dont share my work in progress. and just release it as is. i guess ill do that for my next album. then maybe nobody will complain about how they heard most of it before. imma do that then.
do you have any idea how frustrating it is to receive backlash from “fans” after you make a point to be more transparent / sharing work / live streaming work in progress?
Joel cares about his fans, but this is for everyone, not just his die hard fans!