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Relaxed Machinery cdr's at Hypnos going away - get them now!
« on: October 02, 2012, 08:44:47 AM »

We've come to a mutual decision to stop doing cdr's through Hypnos.  Not because there's anything bad here - no bad blood...  it's just time to free up the wonderful people at Hypnos to do other stuff.    Relaxed Machinery cdr's are sold in onesy - twosy amounts which means Mike and Lena can't make them to stock and just pull them when you order... they have to actually make each cdr release as it's sold! 

This has been a fantastic relationship since January 2010!  I am personally very grateful to Mike and Lena - they have been the absolute best to work with.

I will miss this. 

In the future...  some Relaxed Machinery releases will be CDR (some are pondering CD) - and some will be download only.   It is truly up to the artist on how far they want to go with their release.    (In fact - I plan a download only release followed by a CDR release - so I'll be mixing it up myself personally...)  Remember that Relaxed Machinery is both a label and an artist collective... we "self release... together" - so the artist pays for their release costs, and gets 100% of their sales.

Until the end of October you can still purchase the Relaxed Machinery catalog at Hypnos on CDR.   I doubt many of the older titles will see CDR release - so if you've been on the fence about purchasing them...  NOW IS THE TIME.   

http://hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=HOS&Category_Code=rm

Thank you again to Mike and Lena...  I've been on the forum with Mike literally since he created it over a decade ago...  I worked with him during my AtmoWorks days - and now through Relaxed Machinery.   Lena is a treasure.   Thank you so much both of you!

John Koch-Northrup
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http://relaxedmachinery.com


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Re: Relaxed Machinery cdr's at Hypnos going away - get them now!
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 10:27:44 AM »
OK, so the CDR's will be sold/shipped thru RM headquarters then?

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Re: Relaxed Machinery cdr's at Hypnos going away - get them now!
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 12:37:33 PM »
CDR's in the future are still being planned.

The next release is Broken Harbour - The Geometry of Shadows - and he is doing a CDR run with digipak packaging.   They will definitely be for sale through CD Baby and probably bandcamp.  The idea of selling at Hypnos is not out of the question.

The digital release is planned for this weekend... physical will lag behind a couple weeks.

Robert Scott Thompson (February 2013 release) is at least planning digipak CDR and possibly a CD. 

So in a nutshell - it's up to the artist.   I plan to release my decade old Kinetoscope E.P. finally - but I don't see any big need to go CDR with it - so may just do Bandcamp and call it a day since it's a short album a decade out of date (yet surprisingly modern sounding...  hahahahahhahahahahaha,...)     But my next "real solo" album? short run CDR definitely.


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