Friday, December 16, 2011

Merry Christmas from Mad Atlantic!

Celebrate with a free download of "Blue Christmas"! Hope your holiday season is wonderful!

Love to all,
Mad Atlantic

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mixing/Mastering Services

Hey folks,

I've started offering mixing/mastering services for your music! I have three years of professional experience with five records, two singles, and an EP from four artists in my catalog.

Prices:
$20 mixing (each song)
$15 mastering (each song)
$25 for both (each song)

If you have an entire album that needs mixing/mastering, specify so in the email, and I can cut you a deal.

I also offer distribution services for $5/year (each album; free for the first year with full album mixing/mastering).

Contact me if you're interested or for a quote!

Cheers,
Kaelin Bougneit

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mad Atlantic Reimagines "Dark Side of the Moon"

Hey all,

My new Kickstarter project is up and the word is out! Mad Atlantic is reimagining Pink Floyd's 1973 masterpiece "Dark Side of the Moon"! Visit the Kickstarter page to help contribute. This is contingent upon you, the fans, spreading the word!

Thanks so much,
Mad Atlantic

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kickstarter

Hey, all!

I just wanted to let you know that I've submitted a project to Kickstarter, a great website for people to get financial support for creative projects. I'll keep you updated on what happens with it.

Mad Atlantic

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Check-up!

Not like the doctor. I promise.

New projects. New songs. New ideas. Lots of stuff going on in the Mad Atlantic universe.

New video "Lady Time":




I covered Nirvana for the 20th anniversary of the incredible 'Nevermind'. "Lithium":

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17516837/Lithium%20Cover.mp3

The secret project is coming along nicely. It'll probably be ready for release sometime next year.

Last, but not least: Untitled Blue, the new collaboration between Mike Johnson and I.

Thanks, and I'll be posting back soon.

Kaelin Bougneit

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Untitled Blue

Headed by Mike Johnson and Kaelin Bougneit (of Mad Atlantic), Untitled Blue is an orchestral rock band, focused on delivering dramatic stories through their music. Recorded over Spring/Summer 2011, the group's first effort, the 'Fifty EP', delivers just that, most notedly in the title track, which tells the story of the Great Escape and the fifty WWII POWs that were executed for their escape attempt.

This EP has been the hardest project put in front of me. Honestly, though, this is some of the best work I've ever done, and Mike Johnson is a stunning songwriter and all-around amazing person. I think you'll find his music to be dramatic, challenging, and engaging.

You can download it (on a pay-what-you-want basis) here. You don't have to pay anything if you like. The EP will be released to digital retailers on October 4th, but it's available on Bandcamp now!

Kaelin Bougneit

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mad Atlantic Featured on BIRP's Playlist

Hey there!

Mad Atlantic was featured on this month's BIRP playlist, a list of some of the best upcoming indie music. It's always a great playlist, and even better: it's free!!

You can find it HERE.

Mad Atlantic

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Overthinking: My Next Album...

Hello devoted fans and familial members,

In order to save you the spamming of Facebook walls and long-winded car trip monologues, I'm gonna put this here, where reading it is extremely optional. There's some big news here, though.

And that's not my new album title. That is sarcasm.

I've been taking some time to think about where my music is gonna go from here. I wonder if other artists undergo this kind of reinvention every time they release a new album as well. To be honest, I consider 'First Aid' to be my best work so far, through and through. I'm glad my songwriting skills and experimentation all paid off (as well as that E-Bow my family got me), because I'm onto the next big thing!

That's really overstating it.

I'm doing a little renovating around the house of Kaelin's mind and I want to share it with you. Mostly, I want to bore you with the history of how I got to thinking about the possibility of doing some renovation.

As many people might know I have a place in my heart for free music. A big place. So, the fact that so many wonderful artists like Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, and Girl Talk have all given away free albums made me become rather large fans of theirs. Keep in mind, this was about 3 years ago.

Nine Inch Nails especially sparked my interest (at first. Sorry, Trent, but Radiohead is my favorite!) By blending electronic music with this dark, metal aesthetic, not only did they invent a new genre of music, but they took the world by storm with it as well. Industrial music fast became a new trend, with bands like Filter and Hole fleshing out the genre.

I want to connect this to Mad Atlantic. Many people have heard me say that I want to be the first all-digital rock artist performing today. It was through electronic music that I found this possibility, and I hope to achieve it, full-fledged, someday. I've already put two people on the stage with no amps and two computers. I love to blend electronic elements deep into my work as Mad Atlantic.

(cue dramatic segue)

But, I want to take that one step further.

I want to seamlessly blend this "post-industrial" music (see How to Destroy Angels; also free!) into the rock aesthetic. I want to take electronic music to a different audience; one that doesn't really like to dance or listen to screaming synthesizers all the time, with female vocalists singing about getting wasted and having sex. I want to take this to the people who think that electronic music is that shit you hear on the radio.

Let me just spell it out for you:

The Ethical Standard

The Ethical Standard will blend electronic post-industrial rock with the dark drama of perhaps an opera. I can't guarantee where this will go, but I can promise you three things:

It will be dark,

It might get very loud,

And it will be unlike anything you've heard before.

I've started recording a little under the name already, but I'm not willing to give anything away until I know what's happening for sure.

As you may know, I will be leaving for
college in a couple months and I'm not sure how much time I'll get to record there. Hopefully, I can get much done this summer. I want to bring my best friend and frequent collaborator Mike Johnson on board with The Ethical Standard, as well.

On a related note, I hope to have some of Mike's own work out before the end of the year. More of that to come.

Sound exciting? Long-winded? I know. Sorry. Plus, I also just made a lot of big promises I hope I can deliver on.

I also want to reassure you that this does not mean an end to Mad Atlantic. I will not be recording under Mad Atlantic for a while, though I do plan on hopefully playing some live shows (Note: not a promise. I don't know where the wind will take me there.)

Also, DJ Spectrum is not dissolved, though I may have to change the name due to a possible conflict with another artist. I'm working on that. I plan on doing more ambient music in the future. That's a promise.

So… big things are in store. Also, buy Radiohead's new album.

I love you guys: fans, friends, and family,

Kaelin Bougneit
aka. Mad Atlantic, DJ Spectrum, and now The Ethical Standard

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Live 4/9/2011 - Free Download!!

Mad Atlantic played live at a post-prom event at our school! Fun times...

Anyway, we recorded it to share with the world! Here it is!

Mad Atlantic

Friday, March 18, 2011

"First Aid" for Japan

As a somewhat ironic result of the Japan crisis, I will be donating 80% of all album purchases to victims of said catastrophe. They need our help more than ever.

Please visit madatlantic.bandcamp.com to purchase.

Mad Atlantic

Thursday, March 17, 2011

First Aid Release Notes

First Aid will be released digitally on iTunes, etc. on March 29th.

A physical release is not planned, but being thought of carefully.

I've decided to extend the name-your-own-price date to the end of the month, so go ahead and snatch it!!

Mad Atlantic

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bandcamp Release and Digital Retailers

New Album "First Aid" available here on a pay-what-you-want basis for the NEXT WEEK ONLY! Available in digital retailers 3/28/11.

Album from Bandcamp includes:
  • 9-track album
  • BONUS TRACK exclusive to Bandcamp
  • PDF Liner notes
  • Choice of all LOSSLESS formats
Thanks!
Mad Atlantic

Monday, February 14, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Nearly Finished in the Studio!

As the title of this post rightfully suggests, I am almost finished in the studio. I'm going to do some final mixing, maybe some off-the-cuff recording, and then the final product will be yours to veritably disembowel.

If you'd like to see some of the ideas I have for album art, I can post them here if you're interested. Then maybe you can vote or whatever.

Here's my new video for Stand Up or Sit Down (Let the Rebels Take Over), a song which will, in all likelihood, appear on the new album.

Into the great beyond, with good food, good friends, and Diet Dr. Pepper!
Mad Atlantic

Friday, January 14, 2011

Live Show in the Works!!

As the title suggests, a Mad Atlantic live show is in the works. Whether or not it becomes a reality is dependent on the future...

I plan on releasing a new Mad Atlantic album sometime before then, whenever "then" may be.

Let's hope for the best,

Mad Atlantic