Australis Newsletter

AustralisWelcome to another issue of Australis’ newsletter 🙂

We are happy to share our latest news with you, and thank you for your constant support and friendship. It all makes sense thanks to you.
Now, the news!

Would you like to help us find a title for our newest track?

Our new, almost-finished track has reached the point when we need to start thinking on a suitable title for it. This time, however, we want to do something different and ask our audience for suggestions.
The track is not finished yet, but the guys at the studio have put together a decent sample for everybody to get the track’s “vibe” and trigger your inspiration mechanisms 🙂

The track sample is available at http://www.australismusic.com/titleme/, along with all the details.
If you have ideas for the track’s title, you can submit them via email, via our Facebook wall, or even via our guestbook.
If your suggestion results in the track’s final title, your name will appear in the album’s printed art and you’ll receive a free copy of the album itself! 😉

Latest News from Australis

AustralisJan. 13th, 2012

Dear friends,

It’s been a long while since we sent the last newsletter last year. It was a year of experimentation with social networks and many things changed. We cancelled our membership on MySpace; we created a page on Google+; we enhanced our Facebook page with custom programmed applications (that are currently pending upgrade), etc, etc. Finally, as last year approached its end, things started to settle down in a better flow and now we have a better handle on all those tools and we can resume our monthly newsletters.

So, without further delay, here are our news! 🙂

New website (and domain)

We finally acquired the domain we wanted from the beginning back in 2004. It was a long wait but it finally became available. Although the new domain (australismusic.com) is now Australis’ official domain name; the old domain (australiscanticum.com) will remain valid, so you don’t need to update your bookmarks.

To celebrate our new official domain, we decided to completely revamp our website to make it faster, more structured and easier to navigate. The new website was launched on Jan. 1st and we want to kindly invite you to visit it.

By the way, the new Subscribers section provides you with a better system to download our music and our albums’ covers. Free, as always. Give it a try 🙂

Preparing a FREE Digital Sampler

As part of the preparations for our upcoming (fourth) album, we are in the process of compiling a digital sampler for free download.

This is the idea: Two tracks from each one of our three existing releases, plus two tracks from our upcoming album, will be selected to be included in the sampler. It will contain eight tracks, including two never previously released ones; in high quality MP3 format and including a custom cover in graphic format. This digital sampler of our music will be a nice introduction to our music to people who have never heard us before, and also a unique item for our fans, friends and listeners.

We are currently in the process of selecting two tracks from our first release, “Lifegiving”. It is not an easy task and we would love your help in deciding. You are cordially invited to visit “Lifegiving” on our website and send us your picks of two tracks for the sampler, via email or by leaving a comment on our Facebook page.

We deeply appreciate this opportunity to communicate directly with you. Just a few years ago artists could only communicate with their fans and audiences during concerts or TV/Radio appearances. News and updates came to the fans only through middle-men and intermediaries like magazines, advertisement, etc. Being able to talk with you directly and without any obstacles is something we value very much.

Thank you for your continuous support and friendship 🙂

Sincerely,

Australis
http://www.australismusic.com

Latest News from Australis


Dear friends,

Wishing for clear skies over your path, we are pleased to send you our May newsletter and share our news with you.

On a first note, it is our pleasure to announce the completion of a brand new track for our upcoming release.
“Outposts of certainty”, the new material, is a return to those endless territories where the unknown is always calling us from the horizon; a return to those expanses we all have to cross alone every so often as life presents us with unforeseen situations and challenges. Faith and determination are usually our only luggage during those personal journeys as we endure doubts, loneliness and even pain.
An interesting phenomenon about these soul trips is the fact that, no matter how restricting or limiting our situations may be, inside our hearts the distances are always immesurable. “Outpost of certainty” attempts to acoustically describe these distances and paint them with the many (and some times incongruent) emotions we experience during these individual expeditions to our own intimate awakenings.
You are kindly invited to hear this new track at the Subscribers section of our website.
(In case you’ve forgotten your password, please enter your email address in the Login box and click on the “Retrieve Password” button to receive your password via email).

Finally, remember that you can keep updated on our “behind scenes” activities through our pages on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.
Feel more than welcome to drop by and say hello 🙂

Please receive our gratitude for your constant support and your invaluable friendship.
May your paths be fruitful.

Sincerely,

Australis
http://www.australiscanticum.com

New Update from Australis

Dear friends,

Wishing peace and warmth on these special dates, we are happy to share our latest news with you.

On a first note, we have finished a brand new track for our upcoming release. “Windborne touch”, the new material is a fast paced yet uplifting piece that paints a setting where hope and optimism interact with challenge and opposition. You are kindly invited to hear it at the Subscribers section of our website.
(In case you’ve forgotten your password, please enter your email address in the Login box and click on the “Retrieve Password” button to receive your password via email).

On a second note, we have reduced the price for our two releases on CD Baby. Now, and until the end of the year, you can get “Lifegiving” at $9.50 and “the Gates of Reality” at $10.50. You can visit CD Baby by clicking here.

On a third note, we are posting whole albums on our page on Facebook as a special treat for the holidays! All the tracks from “Lifegiving” have been available during this week. Tomorrow Saturday we’ll post all the tracks from “The Gates of Reality” until next Friday. And finally, the week before Christmas we will post all the new tracks we’ve completed for our upcoming new album. You are kindly invited to visit us on Facebook to enjoy the music.

Finally, please accept our warmest wishes for each one of you and your loved ones on these dates. As our hearts long for peace and understanding all over this tired planet of us, may you find them within yourself and within those you love.

Sincerely,

Australis
www.australiscanticum.com

New Artist Find – Australis

I recently stumbled across a new artist who may be of interest to those following my blog. I haven’t had the opportunity to listen to the full tracks, however, based on the snippets, I believe they have great potential.

Australis’ debut album “Lifegiving”, released in May 2005 has been a favorite in several online radio stations and also earned the Morpheus Music’s “2004 Best New and Independent Artist” award in January 2005.

Full Tracklist
1. Lifegiving
2. Conciliation
3. Turning Point
4. The Sound of Hope
5. Fire Tamer
6. Forbidden Scents
7. The Enchantment
8. Between the Sun and the Moon
9. Barren Lands
10. Sacred Earth

Australis’ second album, “The Gates of Reality” was released in November of 2008.

Full Tracklist
1. The Gates of Reality
2. Return to Tarshish
3. Ephemerage
4. Promises of Light
5. Paqta Kutemunqa
6. Purple Dreams
7. Little Clockmaker
8. Treasure the Moment
9. Illusion of Company
10. The Hoodoo’s Whisper
11. Thresholds of Devotion
12. Momentary Truths
13. Essentia
14. Adventus Sortis

I have found both CD’s to be available on Amazon and iTunes. Will post further opinions on tracks as soon as I receive copies. Stay tuned.

Australis Website
“Lifegiving” on Amazon
“The Gates of Reality” on Amazon