Posted by: ApproachingNirvana - 04-20-2016 06:13 AM - Replies (1)

Dear Friends, Fans, and Community:

We have an important announcement. After 6 successful years of producing music together, Sam has decided to part ways with Approaching Nirvana. We are looking forward to seeing Approaching Nirvana grow and prosper with the many new upcoming projects that are planned. Below are statements from Andrew and Sam.


Thank you all so much for your support. Starting out in music back in 2004, I would have never imagined that I’d be able to affect so many people’s lives positively through my music. And a huge thanks to Sam for accompanying me on this journey. I would not be here without him, and I would not be here without you. Together with Sam and with the friends & fans that we’ve made along the way, Approaching Nirvana has grown into something truly special. I am so grateful.

I will be continuing on with Approaching Nirvana. I’ve been working hard and new music is on its way! I am excited about a new chapter of my life and about a new evolution of Approaching Nirvana.

Your support has truly made my journey an amazing experience. I cannot thank you enough.



I began creating electronic music in 2006. It was something I did in my spare time for fun. In 2009 after asking Andrew to collab on a track I decided to follow that passion and figure out how to have a career in it. Thanks to your support I was able to do that since 2011. It has been such a rewarding and interesting adventure to have been on. I feel so lucky to have been able to share it with you & it’s what makes this so hard to announce.

After 7 years working with Andrew on Approaching Nirvana I’ll be leaving to focus on helping others achieve the same dream we were able to enjoy through the record label Ninety9Lives. I want you all to know just how meaningful your support has been over the years. It is the thing I miss the most being a part of the Approaching Nirvana community. I hope you all continue to show Andrew your full support as he carries on the journey with his vision for the music and brand. I’ll still be around, I’ll hopefully get back into making music, and I would love to hear from you. Your friend on this journey,


You can look for more news from Andrew in the coming weeks on new music, collaborations, merchandise, and other awesome projects.

Some closing thoughts from Andrew:
I wish Sam all the best in his future endeavors. I am excited about what’s next for him and I look forward to supporting his label.
I will be at PAX East in Boston this weekend. If you’re there, be sure to come out and say hi! I’ll be back on stream producing music on Wednesday April 27 on our Twitch Channel and I am looking forward to showing you what’s next.

Thank you. Approaching Nirvana would not exist without you.

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Smile Livestream Quick Announcement
Posted by: ApproachingNirvana - 03-16-2016 01:00 AM - Replies (1)

What’s up guys! Just wanted to make a quick announcement. But first I wanted to thank all of you for supporting AN. Those of you who choose to donate and to subscribe continue to blow me away with your support and generosity. And most important of all, all of you who continue to stick around and support AN by listening, watching, and spreading the word is just mind-blowing. So, thank you.

On to the announcement. We need to avoid using other people’s names/usernames in donations so we can avoid confusion among the community. Also, it would help to avoid impersonating others, which is against Twitch policy. That being said, I love seeing you guys have fun with donations and stuff. It was funny to see the Cabbage stuff (although I’m still generally confused as to why lol). The main idea is to just keep the stream fun for everyone by following a couple simple guidelines: Don't spam and be respectful. For specifics you can always refer to the Stream Rules Thread.

Thanks guys! See you on stream this week Smile

- Andrew

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Music Reboot - New Album Out Now!
Posted by: ApproachingNirvana - 12-20-2014 05:11 AM - No Replies

Hey everybody! Our new album Reboot released today. Get the album on iTunes and all your other favorite stores:

It has 13 original tracks on and 16 tracks total. Check out the title track - a collaboration that we did with BigGiantCircles:

Thank you so much, as always, for all of your support! We wouldn't be able to keep writing music without all of you. We tried some new things on this album and went with a lighter tone. We are really happy with what we came up with. We also included many of this year's Let's Music tracks on the album as well.

We hope you enjoy the album and we're excited to tell you about some more awesome new things in 2015. Let us know what you think of the album on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or right here on our community forums!

Happy Holidays!

All the best,
Andrew, Sam, & Bloons

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Music ANimals is Out Now!
Posted by: ApproachingNirvana - 09-06-2014 12:24 AM - No Replies

Our new album ANimals is out now! I know we're a little late on this post here, but away we go! You can get the new album on all digital distribution platforms and you can find new merchandise, including a CD and a Tshirt, on our Merch Store. Here are some quick links to get the album on your favorite digital store:

Here is one of our favorite tracks that we did with TryHardNinja, Virtual is Where We Live:

There are 20 new original songs and 31 total tracks (including instrumentals and extended mixes). You can listen to the whole album on YouTube.

Thanks as always for all your support. We wouldn't be able to keep making music without you. We hope you enjoy the album and we can't wait to hear what you think!

- Sam & Andrew

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Music Download When Darkness Comes for Free!
Posted by: ApproachingNirvana - 07-01-2014 12:50 AM - Replies (2)

Track 3 from our Let's Music is up on YouTube! You can download the track for free Smile

Free Download Here:

And if you haven't heard yet, we're sad to announce that we're putting Let's Music on and indefinite hold while we work on finishing a new album. We apologize Sad That said, new music = yay Smile More news later this July about Preorders and things Wink

Thanks as always for your support <3

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