Breaking into the music industry can be incredibly challenging. What might seem like fun from a distance is actually a lot of hard work and stress. Along with that, there is the need for creativity. If you have these boxes checked, the next obstacle in your music journey in today’s world is the coronavirus and how it changed everything as we know it.
Breaking all of these barriers and coming out successful is not everyone’s cup of tea. However, the ultimate rapper-producer duo, YOUNGMAN and Celestaphone, have done it. Their new album, A YEAR OF OCTOBERS, is here, and it’s as iconic as any album can get.
YOUNGMAN has made his debut with an incredible album, A YEAR OF OCTOBERS, fully produced by Celestaphone. YOUNGMAN’s career started after emerging between conversations with the late rapper MF DOOM. Celestaphone, who is a Californian record producer, started working with YOUNGMAN in 2019. Now, finally, both of them have come out with an album, and it’s going to have a lot of people listening to it.
A YEAR OF OCTOBERS was produced under the most unusual circumstances. However, due to the rapper and producer, the project came to life, and the album was produced. The album’s genre is a cross between hip-hop and punk. A fusion that will make many music fans very happy. Along with that, the emotions and handwork, every bit of blood and sweat that went into making the album, has a role to play, adding character and personality to it.
We saw it in the Hollywood movie Begin Again how a music album was produced in the most unusual environments and improvisation on a lot of the equipment. Due to the pandemic regulations, YOUNGMAN and Celestaphone had to go through a similar situation as in the movie – except their struggle was real.
The majority of their album, A YEAR OF OCTOBERS, was made during the coronavirus’s unfortunate timing. YOUNGMAN at a certain point began recording with portable computers, an interface, and performance mics to avoid crowded large studio environments. This, coupled with the incredible difficulties of long-distance communication, made the project that much more of a challenge. They agree that the new norms and unconventional ways of recording this album were indeed a challenge for the team.
However, none of the problems were enough to get the best of either of them. Due to the duo’s incredible partnership and hard work, A YEAR OF OCTOBERS was made from a dream into a reality. “Great art can be a healer during times of turmoil or uncertainty,” is what they had to say. The words correlate directly to what the duo went through; the album was made in the most unusual and uncertain circumstances that would simply discourage many other people.
YOUNGMAN and Celestaphone plan to hook new listeners onto their music as they begin to bring out more. This duo was able to step out of their comfort zone, accept the challenges of producing a professional music album in the midst of a pandemic – and all of that certainly paid off because of the quality of their album.