Posted on February 26, 2015
— Doctor Popular (@DocPop) February 26, 2015
A couple months ago I shared the story about a package of mine that got lost in shipping somewhere between Germany and here. The package contained all about 100 copies of a special edition Nanoloop cart that had been manufactured specifically for my Kickstarter backers and seemed to disappear somewhere in US Customs. Losing this box of carts was absolutely devastating, and threw my whole year off (fiscally and emotionally). The stress of hunting these carts down was so intense that it was even the subject of my music video for “Rumspringa“:
Thanks to Oliver’s help, we were able to order a replacement batch of carts manufactured and I’m pleased to say they will start shipping to my backers this week! I really felt honored that so many people believed in this crazy project, and I can’t wait for them to get their hands on the final result. I mean, it’s an album of my music that you can play directly on a Game Boy Advance. That’s just so freaking cool!
The carts will be a little different than we originally planned. Rather than going with the special red circuit boards, we needed to go back to using Nanoloop’s old school gray cases, which I actually prefer. You can see them in the Vine video up top. I’m going to start recording a “quick start” guide for first time Nanoloop users, as well as a longer how-to video for more detailed song creation. Sometime in the next few weeks I’ll even do a Nanoloop 2.7 workshop for my backers. It’s been a year since the project launched on Kickstarter, and I’m so happy to finally move out of the “stuck in customs” phase of my life.
For what it’s worth, I’m extremely proud of Destroy All Presets. I think it’s one of the best albums I’ve ever released and I really love the idea of shipping it (in an instrumental form) in a way that allows people to listen to it directly on the Game Boy Advance… just like I did in the months before the album’s release. Once people get the cart in their hands I’m hoping they’ll start exploring/remixing the tracks and spend some time creating tracks on their own.