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Turbo Volcano: No Champagne in the Volcano Room

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Update: September 22, 2022

Thank you to all who have followed Turbo Volcano on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, YouTube, Deezer, and other streaming services over the past year! The first year of Turbo Volcano has been very exciting.

The newest Turbo Volcano album is titled No Champagne in the Volcano Room and concludes "Operation Turbo Volcano."

"The question is no longer "can I make Turbo Volcano work?", the question is now "where does it go from here?" says founder Mark Bussler.

"No Champagne in the Volcano Room is a pretty wild and experimental journey through synthesizer funk and electronica. It's the second to last album produced in my original basement studio (followed by Robot Kitten Factory's Every Dimension.) It's all getting a lot bigger from here. I'm happy with it, but the sound needs to be sculpted further and that's the next phase."

Turbo Volcano moves into CGR Publishing's new multi-track recording studio in late 2022 for its next album.

"There's a lot of similarities between producing video content and music. However, video is irrelevant these days with the rise of TikTok and smartphone videos.  You can have all the gear or experience in the world and it actually works against you because it's not what the audience wants."

"This is where music is very different. People either like a song or they don't, but if they do, they get absorbed in it and lost in the layers of sound design. So, from my perspective, sound design is the new video editing. I'm telling a story through layers of waveforms instead of cuts and dissolves."

"Additionally, from the publishing side of things, there's value to music. It's global. It appeals to everyone. It has lasting value. There's going to come a day when everyone discovers that the disposable 15-second goofy video fad is over - but music has been around forever. I hate adapting to trends. We're [the producing team] just digging in and producing music from here on out, and Turbo Volcano is pioneering that process."

The new CGR Publishing studio is going to be the home for other projects such as Omega Ronin, Seatropica, Robot Kitten Factory, and more.

"I doubled down on sound design for the next several projects. Also, I needed more room. With the last few albums, I had sequencers piled on top of drum machines sitting on keyboards and a tangled cable nightmare. That's all been worked out."

"Video is still up in the air. With only two video outlets [YouTube and TikTok] there's no good home for what I have in mind. YouTube is pretty handy for instructional content, but it's time-consuming and, frankly, not all that exciting to make. TikTok is ok for little bits of info, but it's also a counterproductive time-suck. I might make some videos for the website but that's a maybe. Right now, the focus is on sound and the next several album projects. You'll be hearing a lot from Turbo Volcano."

See the complete catalog of Turbo Volcano music and related projects at CGRpublishing.com

Newest Albums

Turbo Volcano: No Champagne in the Volcano Room
Turbo Volcano: Ride the Lava
Turbo Volcano: My Mind is Melting
Turbo Volcano: She Wears Pink but Flies a Blue Lion
Turbo Volcano: Future Spa
Turbo Volcano: The Sun Never Sets on the Sun
Turbo Volcano Future Year 1982
Turbo Volcano Supernova Robot Dungeon
Turbo Volcano: Welcome to the 25th Century

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