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Numina:
It's been a long time, but I have put together, for the time being, two new releases on the Numinamusic Recordings label are now available. These are the first Numina releases in over 3 year.

"Subterranean Landscapes" is a dark-desert ambience style album which is a culmination of material over the past few years inspired by the alien landscapes of the desert southwest and includes guest appearances from the amazing Nathan Younblood and the classic-artist Biff Johnson.


"Dawn of Obscurity" is a project I started earlier this year and is a lonely dark-ambient long-form piece comprised of 6 distinct indexed tracks which seamlessly blend into each other.

I have a 2-pack order option (both albums for $21 + shipping). Take a listen to some audio and video samples here:

http://numinamusic.com/online-store/

More titles loom on the horizon as a long lull in creativity is becoming a realization. Later this year, a new Hypnos CD, "The Deception of Reality"... stay tuned.

Antdude:
Listening to samples now. I really like this. I will have to get these. I think I have all your albums from the MP3.com days. '98-'99? Seems so long ago. What a lot of stuff I found back then. Sad that that model didn't work out.

ffcal:
A little off-thread, but I thought the mp3.com model was pretty good to artists.  The royalty checks for downloads and playback were decent, though there were inevitably artists who attempted to game the system to bump up their checks.  It was also a great way to find out about other like-minded artists.  What got mp3.com into trouble was when it attempted to provide a streaming service for listeners' CDs without getting the megabucks record companies to sign off on it first.

Jesse, nice to hear you've got some new music in the hopper.

Forrest

Numina:
Thanks gentlemen, it was a lot of work producing these two (well, three really as there's on in the queue at Hypnos)... and more work to go. Sonically and production wise, I feel like these are three of the best albums I've done since Sanctuary of Dreams.

As for the mp3.com thing, what Forrest says is precisely what happened.  It really was too bad as I *still* think the interface that mp3.com had at the time was really user friendly and reaching out to people and making a little money worked very well... it garnered me a lot of fans and I am lucky for being around at the right time... then MySpace was great for awhile and now it's just a mess.

Jesse/Numina

Antdude:

--- Quote from: Numina on July 29, 2011, 05:40:43 PM ---As for the mp3.com thing, what Forrest says is precisely what happened.  It really was too bad as I *still* think the interface that mp3.com had at the time was really user friendly and reaching out to people and making a little money worked very well... it garnered me a lot of fans and I am lucky for being around at the right time... then MySpace was great for awhile and now it's just a mess.

Jesse/Numina

--- End quote ---

I discovered a lot of great music through mp3.com. Didn't mean to suggest it was a failed business model, probably could have worded that better. Their downfall was not technical but driven purely by the big record companies trying to cling to an outdated business model. I had the opportunity to visit mp3.com here in San Diego(I used to belong to the local Linux user group and we got an invite). The whole place was automated and running on Linux. I actually watched as an order was placed for a custom cd, the cd was burned and then packaged for shipment. The employees loved it there.
The cds had a nice little built-in player interface that popped up when you put them into a computer. If you weren't of a mind to rip cds then, you didn't have to.

I also liked that the artists got more of a cut of the business, and now that it's become easier, if I can buy music directly from an artist's web site, I try to do that. I'd like to think that my money's going into the artist's pocket without the usual middlemen.

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