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Low Point news - 'Europa' by Eyeballs out now!
« on: October 20, 2008, 01:05:05 PM »
Hi Gang,

Just writing to let you know that our latest release, 'Europa' by Eyeballs is now available to buy!

LP022 - Eyeballs - Europa cdr



Taking a side-step away from his usual musical guise of folk troubadour to focus instead on long form drone composition, Eyeballs is the alter-ego of Newcastle resident and employee of the Alt.Vinyl record store, Richard Dawson.

Composed using rudimentary keyboards and electronics, ‘Europa’ builds upon minimal drones, tones and textures over the course of 30 minutes to create a multi-layered and multi-faceted piece of music. The result is what you could only imagine if Popul Vuh stole the Time Lag Accumulator and headed north.

Cdr packaged in a PVC sleeve with b&w wrap-around artwork. Ltd edition of 75 copies.

On sale for £4 plus shipping to your part of the world. To listen to sound samples and to order, please head to http://www.low-point.com/LP022.html

In other news, the price of the awesome Strategy EP 'Electric Soup' has been reduced to a more credit-crunch friendly sum - you can check out sound samples and review links at http://www.low-point.com/LP017.html

Finally, i've still got copies of a couple of Gareth Hardwick related releases for sale - the 'Carnations' C20 tape from Peasant Magik and the 'Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow' compilation from Sound&Fury. They're on sale for £4 and £6 respectively, but be quick as i'm down to my last few copies!

All the best

Gareth
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Re: Low Point news - 'Europa' by Eyeballs out now!
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2008, 06:00:08 AM »
bump!
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Re: Low Point news - 'Europa' by Eyeballs out now!
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008, 07:02:06 PM »
Speaking of annoying, I don't care a whole lot for "bumps" of ads, especially when the bumpers don't contribute to the discussion of the forum, other than to talk about how cool their releases are.

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Re: Low Point news - 'Europa' by Eyeballs out now!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008, 08:02:21 PM »
I have to agree with Forrest.  I've noticed too many "advertisements" on this forum, or artists tooting their own horn and not really taking part in any other discussions not related to their own interests.  It's cool if fans post info. and/or links to new releases, but the non-hypnos thread is so often used as free ad space IMO.  It is getting tiring.  Funny enough, many of them get no replies.  Maybe they will just go away...

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Re: Low Point news - 'Europa' by Eyeballs out now!
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2008, 04:54:29 AM »
I have to agree with Forrest.  I've noticed too many "advertisements" on this forum, or artists tooting their own horn and not really taking part in any other discussions not related to their own interests.  It's cool if fans post info. and/or links to new releases, but the non-hypnos thread is so often used as free ad space IMO.  It is getting tiring.  Funny enough, many of them get no replies.  Maybe they will just go away...

Hey now! I agree on the bump thing. I do update my thread as time permits....but I also participate in other threads/topics!

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Re: Low Point news - 'Europa' by Eyeballs out now!
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 05:33:22 AM »
to be fair, it clearly states in the thread title what the subject of the post is going to be about (i.e 'advertising' a new release), so if you don't want to read about it, don't click on it!

*interestingly, it should be noted that both Forrest Fang and Drone On have bought Low Point releases from me in the past.  And whilst their support and patronage is very much appreciated, in this case i can assume that they were made aware of the releases via me 'Spamming' this particular forum*



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Re: Low Point news - 'Europa' by Eyeballs out now!
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2008, 08:04:27 AM »
I think moderation is the key here.  I don't think there's a problem with announcing the CD per se; it's the hourly updates about the number of copies left and the gratuitous weekly "bumps" that are irritating.  Also, it would be nice if you made some non-ad-related comments every now and then, so we knew a little bit more about you.

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008, 08:20:45 AM »
  Also, it would be nice if you made some non-ad-related comments every now and then, so we knew a little bit more about you.

Forrest

Points duly noted.   Unfortunately, i'm very busy both with the label and non-label stuff like my day job at the minute, but i will try and contribute more to the Hypnos community in the future...
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Re: Low Point news - 'Europa' by Eyeballs out now!
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2008, 09:30:47 AM »
There are no rules against posting CD announcements on here, and the recordings do seem to be relevant to the kind of stuff we discuss around here.  I think the comment about "spamming" were just because you weren't active in any other areas of the forum.

Aside from what you should do to avoid the appearance of spamming, I think you'll find that more people will follow your announcements with interest and potentially purchase CDs, if they have a sense of you as a regular participant in the Forum, and not just someone who pops in to make announcements and then leaves.

While we're all busy with our music activities and day jobs, I would argue that if you have time to post announcements about your releases, you should also have time to participate in the ambient music scene in general, not just in a self-promotional capacity.
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Re: Low Point news - 'Europa' by Eyeballs out now!
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2008, 10:11:38 AM »
(??) I've never heard of this label and definitely never bought anything from them...

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Re: Low Point news - 'Europa' by Eyeballs out now!
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2008, 05:13:10 PM »
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(??) I've never heard of this label and definitely never bought anything from them...

If that's the case you are missing out on some fabulous music!  For example the current release from Eyeballs is a high quality excursion into Ambient Drone territory.  The owner of the label, Gareth Hardwick, is also known for releasing some fine drones.  If you are curious just stop by Install records or Peasant Magick for some current material.  Although his contribution to the split releases he did with Taiga Remains and Machinefabriek are also an exceptional example of the man's work.  Plenty of well known drone artist have released under Low Point such as Apalusa, Chris Herbert, and Strategy.  You should really check out the label.......

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