U2--Songs of Innocence. Much better than No Line on the Horizon. Some really good tracks on this. I am torn, as bono alluded to once, whether the band should keep going or call it a day. This is no Boy or October, but still worth checking out.
Yesterday someone posted in this thread a nasty message against Tomas Weiss about making money off dead people. I hope they are kicked off this forum. In the meantime, can you please reinstate the thread, because I keep up with the label this way. Thanks.
As someone who is a serious listener and physical product collector, it's great to have bandcamp to finally be able to listen to a whole album before buying the CD. But it has become frustrating now that labels or artists are only putting up limited samples, probably to counteract what you're describing. Those cheapskates who use bandcamp and YouTube as a radio and never support the music financially are ruining it for everyone! A coworker recently proudly stated "I don't buy music. Why, when you can just go on YouTube." Grrrrrrr.....
Rapoon--Fall of Drums. Superb return to form of his 90s style gems like Fallen Gods, Vernal Crossing, Kirghiz Light, Tin of Drum, etc. The last track is an epic 33 minutes of blissed out ethno ambience. Been waiting a long time for this, and it definitely didn't disappoint.
The Sylvian CD is just out, apparently ambient instrumental, with poetry reading I think, but maybe not but just text accompanying the music. Haven't heard it though but with his extreme experiments in sound these days I'm not getting my hopes up.
Steve Roach/Jorge Reyes--Ancestor Circle. Did this get delayed?? Not on Steve's or Projekt sites. Highly anticipated for sure.
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I think 750 copies is a lot for this, especially at this inflated cost. I agree, it is great stuff but I just can't justify the cost. Mark dwane released a limited edition of 1,000 I think back in late 90s, at $25 a copy. Took a long time for those to sell out. In fact it may still be available. I think an artist should set the price at whatever they see fit, but you are going to run into fans who just won't pay that much.