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  1. The label is based in Japan and shipping costs from there are very expensive now, at least internationally. Boomkat will almost certainly be cheaper/less hassle.
  2. Awesome. Where's the announcement? Also, I believe RSD 2021 is delayed to June this year.
  3. Thanks guys. It was a great livestream. Really enjoyed it! The chat went so fast, I had trouble keeping up with it all haha. Congrats to the people who got a copy of the smoke vinyl.. I think they sold out in about 2 minutes... Anyway, the black vinyl is unlimited and is available to order now, for Monday shipping: USA: https://pitp.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side-of-darkness UK/EU/ROTW: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/36-awakened-the-other-side-of-darkness/812635-01/ The 2xCD version is also available to pre-order now (shipping begins in March for this) USA: https://pi
  4. Oh and there are some *brand new* Influx remixes on The Other Side of Darkness remix LPs (yes, plural) which come for free with the main album. I think it's his first completely new material under this alias since the 90s. They're great trax too!
  5. Yep! He re-recorded the DAT's I believe and plans to have it all fully remastered. They sound really nice.
  6. BTW, James is sitting on an absolute treasure trove of Influx/Cybertrax stuff from the early 90s. Literal albums worth of unreleased material and completely re-mixed versions of the Rising High records. It's incredible stuff. Hopefully he finds a label willing to release it all as a boxset, cos it needs to be heard. Oh and here's the limited edition transparent smoke vinyl (only 100 copies of this were made, because the plant is having severe difficulties sourcing transparent vinyl now) The main run itself will be black.
  7. Awakened Souls are James Bernard and his wife, Cynthia Bernard (who records solo as marine eyes) James is a bit of a legend. He used to make techno/trance/idm type stuff in the early 90s. He had some really great tunes like these: He was also around for the 1994 ambient heyday, when he released the classic Atmospherics More recently, we've shared a label on A Strangely Isolated Place and that's where we first started talking to each other. He and his wife's Awakened Souls project is really lush. They wrote a song called Paint
  8. What's the solution though? Round up all the poc's and force them to make ambient music? It's a niche genre already and I know that Zach/Isaac (the guys who run the label) try very hard to get a diverse lineup, particularly when it comes to getting women's music released physically. You can certainly argue the reasons why it's a genre dominated by white men, but speaking for myself (who personally knows many of the most renowned ambient artists) it's a very welcoming, friendly community and there's certainly no gatekeeping involved. Beyond that, it's not like we're some monolith entity. The ac
  9. Tales Of Ephidrina was a relatively unknown/non-mainstream album, at least compared to the Virgin FSOL albums in the 90s. I think the only ones who really knew/cared about the AA name were the hardcore fans, which I assume is why the boys decided to use that name rather than their much more popular FSOL alias. I think *all* USA copies of The Isness were released as FSOL though, presumably to help sell more copies. That undoubtedly caused a much bigger shitstorm among their fans, as the internet as a whole was a much smaller place in the very early 00s and misinformation was even worse tha
  10. Didn't those initial copies of The Isness have an FSOL sticker on the front? I think that's what probably confused/annoyed their fanbase the most, as they were expecting one thing and got something *very* different entirely.
  11. I genuinely thought this was the album. Turns out it's a companion/prelude EP. And this EP also had a remix 12" that was released BEFORE the EP even dropped? Yeah, this whole thing is a little convoluted for sure, heh.
  12. I genuinely thought it said "I'm the Obi-Wan" when I first heard it
  13. The issue in the video is pretty much something that plagues all the digital distro services and is an unfortunate side-effect of having the entire process automated (or with very few human eyes/ears involved as possible). There's little stopping copyright trolls from doing this, other than sending DMCA's or making sure you have all your music distributed yourself, to prevent others doing it. Relying on Distrokid's customer service (which fucking sucks) to help is going to be a loooooooong battle, as this guy found out, but honestly, this could happen to any distro broker, not exclusive to Dis
  14. Has the vinyl actually shipped yet for anyone? I keep seeing Mark retweeting Bleep's updates saying "shipping now" but I've got no dispatch notices as of yet.
  15. Thanks guys. Last few copies of the vinyl here https://www.juno.co.uk/products/36-wave-variations/780944-01/
  16. Out this Friday! USA: https://pitp.bandcamp.com/album/wave-variations UK/ROTW: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/36-wave-variations/780944-01/ (links will be active upon release) Here's a few glamour pics of the vinyl:
  17. Just a heads up that Juno will have the vast majority of the stock, so order from there on Friday if you want a copy. They offer the cheapest worldwide shipping of any record store on the internet too (something like £4 to ship a 12" record from the UK to the USA... It costs me about £14 in comparison)
  18. Yes, though it's not a real one. It's a deep sampled Legacy 1928 Steinway Scoring Piano, from 8dio. All notes were programmed in MIDI. I use it a lot in my work. One of the prettiest sounding piano's IMO.
  19. Yeah, sadly postage prices rise every April here in the UK. I noticed that international postage in particular has risen dramatically in the last 12 months, likely due to current world circumstances/general Royal Mail greed. I see my invoices for records I sent to people 10 years ago and just laugh at how much more they cost now. I still think $35 isn't *that* bad for a heavy vinyl boxset from the UK to the USA, especially if it's tracked/signed-for. It's certainly much cheaper than it'd cost to send it from the USA to the UK. However, it's the big downside with having single stores have
  20. In terms of postage, do you guys really think $35 is expensive? It's a 7xLP boxset. These things are HEAVY yo. They'll also (hopefully) have a lot of packaging around them, which increases bulk/weight further. Let's put it another way: The guy who releases my music in the USA recently sent me 3 12" vinyl records and 2 12" test presses to me in the UK. It all fit in a musicmax mailer and weighed about 1.3kg (likely about half what this GC boxset will weigh). It cost $65. CD's from the USA to the UK also cost about $20 the last time I bought one.
  21. Thanks guys. Here's some free Bandcamp codes for this release: Redeem at 3six.net/yum
  22. As someone who had their own hosting/site before Bandcamp (and sometime during) I'd say moving everything to BC still works out much much cheaper, especially once you earn enough to be on the 10% revenue share. Honestly, BC taking a 10% share is more than reasonable for the quality of life upgrades they bring. No more messing around with host cpanel's, store modules and making sure everything is tagged properly etc.. Just upload, add info, done. It also brings all the users on the BC platform to your attention too. Much easier for fans to be notified of new releases by people following yo
  23. FSOL, I love you, but I really wish you would move over to Bandcamp already
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