I think it is a quirk specific to Silent Season rather than ASC per se. A lot of their releases are on the expensive side. I've assumed it is because many of the cases are assembled by hand, but that wouldn't explain the digital price.
The releases coming from El Culto/Arc/Tomas tend to be on the expensive side too, including digital. I wonder if both labels have a set of repeat customers that make it viable to price in that range.
It is weird: I'd probably buy just about any
interesting digital release for 5$. But once it goes past that threshold, I start doing weird maths to figure out whether I'd rather spend money on album A or album option B. With the exception of Silent Season, anything over 12$ in the digital realm is an automatic "no."
Now playing:Sangam - You Forget This
Short, wistful pieces of urban ambience from Dream Catalogue. Works best at low volumes. Well priced. ;-)https://dreamcatalogue.bandcamp.com/album/you-forget-this