May 27, 2011

New Toy, Oh Way Oh...

by Chris Randall

[insert usual apology for lack of posting here.]

I've been swamped the last two weeks. I took on an art project, of all things, that is sucking up my copious free time at an alarming pace, plus dealing with a t-shirt company that obviously was unaware of the power of this fully operational Death Star. They shorted me in my order, plus gave me a lot of shitty pulls; I ended up with only 74% of my order, which won't stand, of course. But it entailed a dozen trips to their office. Needless to say, we won't be using these guys again.

And on top of that, we're in the final push on the new plug. This is one of our rare utility plugs, having an utter lack of weirdness. It is now feature complete and the Windows version is in beta. We've decided to not drop any science on it until it is actually released. As soon as it is out, back to the relentless 64-bit porting. Yee haw.

So yeah, busy busy busy, blah blah blah. I am, however, in the mood to make either seriously heavy Killing Joke / Cop Shoot Cop music, or produce a hip-hop act. If you're in the Phoenix metroplex and are either looking to jam on some heavy post-industrial, or you have a good flow and need some beats, hit me up via the contact link. Because I don't have enough to do right now.


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May.31.2011 @ 7:56 PM
Just release RT60 already. Vinyl = highly overrated. If the only other option is download only, make it Bandcamp flac at least. I just wanna hear some good new downtempo, dub, psychedelic, chill. Don't end up sittin' on it until it's forgotten about.

May.31.2011 @ 10:45 PM
@Chris Randall

About the RT60 album...

Have you thought about setting up a Kickstarter for that? I'm sure you'd be able to pull that off.

Jun.01.2011 @ 12:13 AM
Chris Randall
I probably would, but there's nothing so weak as a failed Kickstarter campaign. Plus, I think the whole concept, at least as far as records go, is kind of iffy. It's like I don't have enough confidence in my own product to put my money where my mouth is or something.


Jun.01.2011 @ 1:20 AM
I can understand that feeling.

When used with good intentions, rather than just being too pussy to pony up the cash for your own work, I think Kickstarter has some validity. Some people do it right and some people just *facepalm*.

When used in a context like this, Kickstarter more or less functions as a normal pre-sale with the caveat that, if not enough people are interested, the product will never exist. No harm, no foul.

I suppose, if one was going to go that route, interested parties could just sign up for a special pre-order mailing list that indicates that they wish to buy the album and that they want to know when it's available. Then, when the product is released, emails can be sent and the interested parties can purchase it then. That would cover the same ground as Kickstarter for the most part.

Not that you would probably do that, I was just blabbering off the top of my head.

Jun.01.2011 @ 2:43 AM
well, if you did a short run.. w/the footprint of your blog, internet presence, SMG uber fame you'd probably sell most of them. by short run i mean 200. with artwork and screen printing you'd probably spend $2500ish getting them pressed.. but that doesn't include the cost of designing the artwork...

i've had good recent experiences with dietrich schoenemann for mastering/pressing vinyl.

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but i'm sure you have a line on the process, ear to the ground etc.

i've pressed two records in the past 12 months or so and all i can say is that they sell very slowly. but i also have a minimal web presence or a quiet one anyways. no blog/twitter action... just website and facebook etc.. all sales are happening direct.. i'd have to shoot a distributor in the face with a shotgun using beer soaked breasts as ammo to get their attention...

i guess i lack the annoying persistence it takes to harass people into buying shit.

there's a lot of stuff that is selling on vinyl these days and maybe RT60 fits into that genre of stuff that sells on vinyl? no idea.

Jun.01.2011 @ 7:35 AM
I'm with beer soaked boobs

Jun.02.2011 @ 10:51 AM
Vinyl, highly overrated or not, I'm in

Jun.02.2011 @ 12:57 PM
Nice Lene Lovich reference CR... love that track!

Jun.02.2011 @ 8:10 PM
Adam Woodyard
I'm with boobs.

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