After some internal hemming & hawing following conversations with a series of extremely rational people, I caved in & set up an account on the Bandcamp platform to explore what was possible there. After considerable research & a brief romance-phase (segueing into a lasting, meaningful relationship) I've decided to begin publicly offering music thereon, focusing, at first, on an archive of DAT tapes containing virtually all of the music I recorded between 1993 & 2002.
I know, I know, major late pass needed - plus my track record of public opinion on the matter of digital-only releases isn't exactly sterling - but seeing where we are at this particular point in time with regards to the reality of that twilight, epoch-spanning box full of physical media things, this feels like a way forward; one with little to no fiscal investment from me, or, most importantly, anyone else to get it all happening. Cruise on over to ::
...where I'll be posting the contents of a different DAT tape on the first of each month, for at least the next few years, covering damn-near all of the music I recorded during the 90s & early 2000s. There's a distinct concentration on the "Hrvatski" era of 1996-2000, but also on the music I had recorded as DJ Hekla, Gai/Jin, all of the various "Attention: Cats" aliases & with bands such as El-Ron, The Liver Sadness, The Finger Lakes, and so on.
As you can see from the background image, there's an enormous amount of material to contend with (those are 45 - 120m tapes!); going through & trying to make sense of it all has been a rewarding process & thus far I've been happy with how everything ends up getting presented. I love how stressing the built-in aesthetics of the individual "Blank" DAT tape (I was in no way a brand loyalist & each make & model of tape has its own look & feel) in accord with the music frames it all in a very specific way (never has our sleek digital future seemed so distant, ancient).
In addition to the straight per-DAT retail packages - each of these include the running order of individual tracks in FLAC or MP3, carefully & sensibly remastered this year, plus ultra high-res scans of every flat surface of the tapes themselves - I'm offering a per-month subscription, which grants access to each new title, plus all of what's already up. Not a bad deal, all things considered; said box, even a slimmed-down 10-disc "hits" package, would have been in the AUD$120 ballpark anyways. Asking AUD$2.29 for 13:42 or music - or $19.75 for just under two hours - seems manageable.
Below are embeds & links to the first three (following a short mid-May "teaser" with various takes of a couple of remixes from 2002); please get in touch if you have any desires for particular material to be made available sooner rather than later, or if you have any suggestions as to how to streamline this whole process; I'm all ears. I'm also contemplating producing facsimile editions of each tape on disc with a similar aesthetic to Creel Pone (printed discs inside round-bottom sleeves in professionally printed booklets in slim sleeves; if you have the specific desire to own such a thing or things, please get in touch).