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    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2009
    "Can we not just have the cunt executed and then donate his organs to medical science?"

    Could I sample this and make a track out of it, please?
    • CommentAuthorInexperto
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2009
    (wow, I've not been on here in ages...)

    I've recently been recruited into a London-based post-rock/soundscape group called The FM Flash. They've been involved in a few bits and pieces, including providing live soundtracks for contemporary dance productions at the Royal Opera House and offering songs to local independent film-makers.

    We're currently neck-deep in putting an EP together for release early next year, but we are breaking surface this Friday (20th November) for a one-off live appearance at Water Rats (328 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, WC1X 8BZ) - we'll be on stage at 9.30pm-ish.

    There's some stuff on our myspace page for anyone who fancies a listen -

    I'll lwrap up this brazen plug with our hastily-designed flyer for the event (apologies for the big-assedness of said flyer):
    FM Flash Flyer
    Shutting up now.
    • CommentAuthorjonah
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2009
    Is anyone doing POD for music?

    I was checking out Lulu and the CD options look pretty anemic. Just a 2 page booket and they don't allow package deals with their items i.e. book, cd and mp3s all sold together. I'm no great lover of CDs, but I like the idea of a giving out a physical product.

    While trying to come up with a better idea I read the Lulu forums - it sounds like you can send links with an automated "thank you" email after a purchase. I was thinking of making two zip files one with v0 mp3 and one with flac or wav and sending links if someone bought a 20 page(or so) photo book. The photo book could be filled with art, lyrics, and so on.

    It appears that you can store files in a personal folder on Lulu and once you give out a link anyone can use those files. Unfortunately, I don't think you can customize a storefront look for a personal page. A setup like that feels a bit cheap and hacky. I dunno.

    The photo books are interesting. No 12x12 like vinyl, but at least you can go bigger than the 5x5 of CDs. 8.5x8.5 would be pretty swell. The downsides I see are that it can't be less than 20 pages, white paper only, and just white or black on the back cover. Saddle stitch books are also an option they are even cheaper and can have less than 20 pages. Not sure how nice the paper is though.

    Paying for digital downloads never feels very satisfying. A DVD filled with mp3s and flac and wav might be cool too, but the lack of an option for a substantial booklet is a real turn off.

    Anyway. Any better POD sites to look at? How is Cafepress?
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009
    Jonah, you've described exactly what I'm working on at the moment.

    I'm going for a 100 page pocket sized companion object to a double album - one part of the album wil be a free download, the second "shadow" album will come with the book. I have the music mostly done and I'm currently working on the content of the book. I looked at a few options for printing it and Lulu won for brand recognition and quality. What gave them the edge overall though is that Lulu books show up on Amazon, I sell music though Amazon so - done.

    Amazon also have a CD on demand service you can untilise through Tunecore. Good thing = you get a CD listed on Amazon. Bad thing = you have to use Amazon's CD template. You get your cover art but the rest of the package is from one of the 8 templates Amazon offer. Granted, this is shit, but if you work with it rather than fight it you can get an acceptable result.
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    New Kemper Norton e.p should be out in time for Christmas ( unless life gets in the way). Also making initial plans for live performance ( musical saw player , iphone theremin wielder and grumpy guitarist on board so far ).

    In the meantime , here's a hastily assembled video to accompany Seaford Terminus , from the Wintervals e.p.

    Festive cheer all round xx

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    Tried emailing you. Make contact.
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    Contact made !
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2009
    Just in case anyone happens to be around for this:

    Boyfriend's first show in which there will probably be an audience. He did a show a couple of weeks ago, and it was good, but it was Sunday night in the middle of nowhere w/ 5 bands that didn't really have a draw for 10 dollars. So no audience.
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2009
    Long shot, but in the spirit of the whole "make stuff" thing, I want to get together some musical folk and arrange a charity gig (or gigs). Been wanting to do this for way too many years now so if there's anyone in the Glasgow area in Scotland who might be interested, get in touch. The details are: there are no details. We work that out once we have the people. Cheers!
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2009
    Charlene: I gots bands. Email me: Bands all here. We're in Edinburgh but will travel!
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2009 edited
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2009
    Charlene aberdeen but will travel!

    show on sunday, we're Death Watch
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    A japanese review of one of my old releases has surfaced, and Google translation turns it into something only vaguely comprehensible (yet poetic). Anybody here want to take a shot at translating it?

    Thanks in advance
    • CommentAuthormaxrael
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2009
    New single DIASPORA from History Of Guns -
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2009
    Here's a clip of Jodi Waseca doing a fire-dance with my polka band:
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    Haven't been on in a while, just lerking. Life has a funny way of encroaching on internet time. Just released an album in the last few months, so everything has been pretty mental. If you like it loud, take a looksee here. If not... well... then don't.

    I bid you lot a Merry Christmas.
    • CommentTimeDec 25th 2009
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2009
    My festive deconstruction of The Cure's "Love Song" set to a synchronized edit of clips from Wim Wenders' "Der Himmel ├╝ber Berlin" ("Wings of DesIre" to the English-speaking world.)

    Loveless Desire.

    Hold tight to whatever you love.
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2009

    Very nice.

    P.S. Vic Chesnutt is dead. I am sad.
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2010
    In case there are any Bay Area WC'ers who check out this thread, my polka band Brothers Horse is playing at the Uptown in Oakland on Jan. 15.
    Brothers Horse