Hey friends! We have decided to enter this years CBC Searchlight competition. It's a vote based competition, so I was hesitant to join....I always kind of assumed the people who win these things are high school bands with a million friends who will click on anything just to see what happens. However, I also realize we have nothing to lose by throwing our name into the hat. So why not. If you'd like to help us out you can go HERE and vote for us. You are allowed to vote once a day. If you have the time, we'd really appreciate it. If not, no worries... it's fine...forget I ever asked....jeez.
I've gone back and forth from free to payed downloads over the last few years. I change my mind a lot, I'm undecided. The value of music is something I've thought a lot about lately. It seems like there is a developing culture of musicians being open and honest about their finances. Transparency is very cool, I'm stoked about that.
I believe that people who truly value art will support the people who make it, be it financially or otherwise. However if you don't know an artists work, should you have to pay for it?
I'd be lying if I told you I've never pirated an album, or streamed something on Youtube or Spotify before ever purchasing it. So if you want my music for free, please take it and don't feel guilty at all. It's only fair.
I'm not on a record label, I fund this project myself. Monster cost me quite a bit more to make than anything else I've ever done. I'm extremely proud of it, and wouldn't have it any other way. If you feel it ads value to your life, consider supporting me by donating/buying a t-shirt or something.
I'd love to know your thoughts on the subject. Chime in, let's chat!
As you might already know, I've started a new project which I'm calling Cultus. It's mostly going to be ambient music and other forms of experimenting with audio. I'm excited to have a new outlet that is 'low pressure'. Most of these tracks will be made very quickly, with an emphasis on experimentation and spontaneity. Here is another one I just made, called Fear in a Handful of Dust.