« on: February 18, 2010, 08:19:11 PM »
Well, the CD vs. CDR debate is old. Fact remains a lot of great music was never released on pressed CD's. Although CD is preferred, of course, it doesn't necessarily make a release "better." Lots of "real" CD's have been wasted as the music contained within wasn't worth a damn. In terms of quality music and artwork/presentation that reflected the spirit of the music, Umbra/Penumbra was unique. Talking about risk: there was no marketing here, promotion. It was an undertaking done strictly for love of the music and a passion for this genre. Perhaps not a lot of money was invested here, but time and effort (especially the large number of releases) count for something. From my understanding, the sales were quite dismal, perhaps leading to the decision not to continue the effort. A real shame.