Our kindergarten teachers always told us how we should be sharing, but the RIAA would have you believe otherwise. Looking at any recent major label release, the packaging is pretty much destroyed now with big blocks of text, an FBI symbol and a warning. Unfortunately, monster megalith Sony BMG isn't out to warn the consumer or provide any information that they're illegally loading "malware" (malicious software) onto unsuspecting machines.
Intone, the current umbrella record label Richard H. Kirk (of Cabaret Voltaire) releases music under, has announced fortcoming releases for 2006 including Chapter Two - Live in the Earth by Sandoz in Dub, URP 4 (Unreleased Projects 2003-2005), and an as yet untitled EP for the label Dust Science.
Boston residents can tune into Brainwashed peeps Jon Whitney and Nick Feeley every Monday morning now from 7-10 [EDT] (Jon) and 10-12 (Nick) on 90.3 FM. Remote residents can tune in online to WZBC by clicking here (it should open in your iTunes or WinAmp). It's commercial free and it's live! Request lines are now open! (Remember to add 5 hours if you're in the UK and subtract 3 hours if you're in California!)
Richard Zvonar, the composer and innovator of electronic music, died this August 3, 2005. Richard worked with me on Wild Women with Steakknives, Eyes Without Blood, Tragouthia apo to to Aima Exoun Fonos, and Panoptikon, which we were planning on
redoing this year.
redoing this year.
Nekesa Mumbi Moody has just published an article on how "Best Of" albums are not so great these days. But have they -ever- been? She identifies who's doing it all wrong but bands and labels are often confronted with the task of "how to do it right." Here's a helpful guideline to anybody faced with making a compilation.
This past week, Sony BMG agreed to pay $10 million in fines over their illegal Payola practice. Payola is as old as the recording industry itself and is basically another way big business labels fuck everything up for the rest of us.