Woke up this morning to see my ugly mug (hovering over a 64-channel Midas in Amsterdam’s Paradiso last month) staring back from the BandCamp homepage, which was a nice surprise. Thanks to Daniel Dylan Wray for the thorough (thorough!) rundown of my recorded oeuvre, which has been just thriving on their ecosystem for the last year. For as much as I’m at odds with the ca. now reality of music retail (after fighting in the trenches, the front line, and finally in the war room of it all for a good two decades) I do feel that BandCamp offers the best blend of user optimization & customization and a fee & payment structure that actually benefits the musician first & foremost.
To commemorate, I have resumed placing recent music for sale up on their platform in native, often high-resolution formats (generally 24-bit, 96khz uncompressed) including a 10-year anniversary set of ca. now “Generators” (up for pre-order now for a 4/1 release), a pair of recent “Playthroughs” (ditto, 5/1) and even a slight 80s General MIDI “Table Music” read of the “Imaginary Film Score” spec (endlessly indebted to the genius of not just the Bands, but Brenda Hutchinson & Slava Tsukerman, Brad Fiedel, Kinuyo “James Banana” Yamashita, Jay Chattaway, etc.)
This is perhaps an opportune moment to point out that the Yearly Subscription is now a clean $60 ($5 a month!) which grants you full streaming AND download access to everything already up, plus all new releases as they’re posted & even cut rates on physical releases. I highly recommend the free iOS / Android BandCamp app; it’s stellar & even allows for offline listening if you so choose.