Thread for awesome stuff on Bandcamp that costs money but is still awesome

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By popular request on the Free/"Name Your Price" Bandcamp Album Compendium thread, here's a place for you to tell us about great stuff on Bandcamp that can be had for the price of a reasonable donation to the artist. Have at it!

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:42 (twelve years ago) link

the only thing that youre free from in this thread is music critics?

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:45 (twelve years ago) link

http://jesu.bandcamp.com/album/jesu-picture-disc-mix-unreleased-original-vision

This is the master that was NOT used for what became the Picture Disc Mix, this was intended to be the master, but was shelved last minute; this master was intentionally sampled at a higher rate, so as to achieve a 'pop' sound / production, unlike the mix to be found on the 'actual' jesu Self Titled, a move which would be an absolute travesty for some! And a move that was decided against at the last minute, so the master was resampled back to the original pitch and sent to be pressed as the Picture Disc. So, this master is unreleased, and available here for the first time, the 'actual' Picture Disc master, is also available here at Bandcamp.

The Picture Disc of the Self Titled Jesu album, was remixed entirely for the LTD ED Picture Disc version (1000 copies), released in 2006. An Alternative mix with quite significant differences to the original album mix; the concept was to remix it more 'cleanly', due to the original mix containing a lot of distortion. There are still clicks, etc in this mix though due to the nature of the original recording. Here, the album is now remastered in 2012, since the original Picture Disc master was intentionally mastered flat.

The catalyst for this entire remix of the album was the pressing plant who were to cut and press the picture disc - with the original master of the S/T, they claimed the original was to max'ed out and distorted to be cut to an picture disc! I was, at the time, intrigued by the concept of a cleaner, and even 'poppier' mix of this album, anyway, so set about cleaning the the thing up. Hence the re-sampled higher speed version; attempting to go even further with this 'pop' concept.
For the record, my personal favourite mix of this album IS the original mix, which is known, universally, as the debut jesu album 'S/T', the mix that made it to CD/Vinyl, etc, etc.

Justin K Broadrick. May 2012.

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:46 (twelve years ago) link

http://drokk.bandcamp.com - A Portishead bloke and a soundtracks bloke take on JUDGE DREDD with Carpenter-esque synth stylings. In contention for album of the year. Yes, I already talked about this one in the free Bandcamp thread and I wasn't supposed to.

http://pilotpriest.bandcamp.com/ - A more danceable take on 80s-style synth soundtracks. Jury's out on it but it's only a buck.

http://worstward.bandcamp.com - Steven R. Smith/Ulaan Kohl/Halaa Strana et al. TABLELANDS is one of the best works of the new century.

Matt M., Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:51 (twelve years ago) link

http://forleejacksoninspace.bandcamp.com/

Surprised Ned hasn't posted this here already. 96 space rock/psych/electronic/experimental/what-have-you tracks from folks like Roy Montgomery, Windy and Carl, ST37, Primordial Undermind, Subarachnoid Space, et al. Thirty bucks for I don't know how many hours of music. This was conceived as a tribute recording to critic/fan/good egg Lee Jackson, who died earlier this year at a very young age.

Disclaimer, The Roswell Incident (featuring the full original lineup of myself and Elvis Telecom) is on the album. Money from the sales price goes to funding ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) research.

Matt M., Monday, 4 June 2012 18:15 (twelve years ago) link

Ha, I'd missed the thread until now!

It's just under twelve hours of music.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 June 2012 18:18 (twelve years ago) link

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? #12hours

Wait. This isn't Twitter...

Matt M., Monday, 4 June 2012 18:23 (twelve years ago) link

Hahah.

And I am so not kidding.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 June 2012 18:26 (twelve years ago) link

$1
http://xxyyxx.bandcamp.com/album/xxyyxx

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 22:25 (twelve years ago) link

Free Ka-Spel/Pink Dots:

http://legendarypinkdots1.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-denver-19-may-2012

Sebastian (Royal Mermaid Mover), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 22:47 (twelve years ago) link

Dammit, free thread is here: Free/"Name Your Price" Bandcamp Album Compendium

Come on, people!

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 22:54 (twelve years ago) link

Suspicious. I might even know that band.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 June 2012 14:57 (twelve years ago) link

"long player" is overstated, as it's like 9 tracks in 20 minutes

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:04 (twelve years ago) link

yes ned i think you might. so lets hope more people click on it.
i bought it!

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 15 June 2012 16:25 (twelve years ago) link

*newsflash* bdeep bdeep!

NEW FROM STORMSPELL RECORDS (this came to Mr Veg's email inbox and it was too good not to share)

TAARGA

Authentic 80s Sunset Strip Hair metal. You get both volumes which basically contain all strudio recordings the band made between 1986-1989, plus tons of selected live cuts, some of which exclusive and never published previously:

CD1: Lost & Archives Vol.1 CD
CD2: Lost & Archives Vol.2 CD

Both CDs come fully packaged in jewel cases with 12-page booklets loaded with band story, liner notes, lyrics, archive photos, and tasty custom artwork by Yannick Bouchard.

http://f0.bcbits.com/z/10/75/1075820329-1.jpg

http://stormspell.bandcamp.com/album/lost-and-archives-2cd-set

STUTZ

Cult 80s melodic metal from Ohio. The band had cult following and was on verge of signing a major deal with Geffen records when grunge kiled the music...
This is a massive 3CD box set basically featuring close to everything the band has recorded during their existence (1981-1990):
CD1: Killer CD - contains their "Made in USA" LP 1983 album, originally self-released in miscroscopic quantites and impossible to find nowadays, plus 7" EP 1981, plus bonus tracks
CD2: Marching Into Hell CD - contains "Tearin' Up The Night" 1986 album (previously self-released on cassette tape only) + Bonus tracks.
CD3: Keep Runnin' CD - contains previously unreleased songs, recorded from 1988 to 1990.
All 3 CDs come fully packaged in jewel cases with 12-page booklets loaded with band story, lyrics, archive photos, and killer custom artwork by Yannick Bouchard.

http://f0.bcbits.com/z/15/57/1557918734-1.jpg

http://stormspell.bandcamp.com/album/blood-sweat-and-tears-3cd-box-set

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:38 (twelve years ago) link

The band had cult following and was on verge of signing a major deal with Geffen records when grunge kiled the music...

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:43 (twelve years ago) link

I know right? So classic.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:54 (twelve years ago) link

those grunge jerks ruined EVERYTHING

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:54 (twelve years ago) link

I just heard a bunch old time jazz dudes sitting around grumbling about that very thing

Stumpy Joe's Cafe (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 June 2012 19:40 (twelve years ago) link

Christ. 's albums are available on bandcamp for dirt cheap. The guy that's associated w/boards of canada. some good tracks in there

Lowell N. Behold'n, Saturday, 23 June 2012 20:45 (twelve years ago) link

Link for the previous post: http://christmusic.bandcamp.com/

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Saturday, 23 June 2012 22:17 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

Mogwai-esque post-rock from Vietnam: http://timekeeper.bandcamp.com

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 3 August 2012 07:48 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

LOVE this band. Live they're more violent than on the album, which I think is the way I like things, in general

http://bellows.bandcamp.com/album/as-if-to-say-i-hate-daylight

also every once in a while he puts up stuff to DL for $ because he is in college and poor.

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 06:44 (eleven years ago) link

http://humankindnessoverflowing.bandcamp.com/album/eskimeaux

Good friends wrapping up their first tour in DC as we speak;

A portion of proceeds go to charity...

"For the $5 dollars you will spend on this album $2.50 will provide 5 meals for those in need through Philabundance. $1.50 will go directly to the artist and the other $1.50 will go to future funding of charitable projects with HKO. Additional payment is sincerely appreciated and is distributed in the same ratio."

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 17 November 2012 00:09 (eleven years ago) link

Talking last weekend to someone about DROKK, and on a similar Carpenter/etc tip he recommended Matthew Akers' The Elders Of New Detroit:

http://matthewakers.bandcamp.com/album/the-elders-of-new-detroit

etc, Saturday, 17 November 2012 00:45 (eleven years ago) link

that sounds cool. Thanks!

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 17 November 2012 00:47 (eleven years ago) link

http://randomchild.bandcamp.com/album/trials

M0AR BRO-HYPE. Random Child's 3rd album. Metal ahead. 5 buxx0r

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:32 (eleven years ago) link

Because Shooting Guns' "Down and Out in Detroit" 7" has sold out they've made the track available as a name-your-price:

http://shootingguns.bandcamp.com/album/shooting-guns-cult-of-dom-keller-split-7

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:05 (eleven years ago) link

friends of mine + i helped out a little with the recording of this one. modest mouse/mountain goats influenced fun indy pop stuff. i really really love this record:

http://megagemdenver.bandcamp.com/album/colors-of-the-west

sleepingbag, Sunday, 2 December 2012 09:17 (eleven years ago) link

is anyone else doing the social media thing they have going?

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 10 December 2012 04:03 (eleven years ago) link

sort of

site nuances (electricsound), Monday, 10 December 2012 04:12 (eleven years ago) link

passively, then?

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 10 December 2012 04:13 (eleven years ago) link

or thereabouts

http://bandcamp.com/electricsound

site nuances (electricsound), Monday, 10 December 2012 04:17 (eleven years ago) link

four months pass...

Multi-split single-ish EP thing from Small Wonder, Bellows n Eskimeaux

http://theepoch.bandcamp.com/album/walk-away-from-me

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 11 April 2013 13:27 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

i don't think i've mentioned saadi. saadi.

http://saadinyc.bandcamp.com/

(dodecahedron from clotheslines was the first track that really grabbed me, if you want a place to start)

stefon taylor swiftboat (s.clover), Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:28 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

Hawkeyes! Canadian psychedelic doom that just pile riff upon riff upon riff until you get crushed.

http://hawkeyes.bandcamp.com/

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 28 August 2013 18:08 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Anyone else suddenly getting loads of emails from Bandcamp along the lines of "New album from Arovane"? Started getting them this week with no recollection of ever having signed up to or bought anything from the site.

djh, Friday, 20 September 2013 21:03 (ten years ago) link

Not that I can see; just the 2-3 new releases a week from R. Stevie Moore (SLOW DOWN DUDE JESUS)

CAROUSEL! CAROUSEL! (Telephone thing), Friday, 20 September 2013 22:12 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

My buddy Sam made this analog synth record that I think is lovely

http://vaald.bandcamp.com/album/terminals

polyphonic, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 23:33 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Collaborative album btw Small Wonder and Sharpless:

http://theepoch.bandcamp.com/album/second-place

Sharpless: http://music.sharplessmusic.com
Small Wonder: http://smallwonder.bandcamp.com

http://sunstonerevolvers.bandcamp.com/

was going to post this on the psych/drone thread but suspected it would be ripped apart for it being too close to brmc, warlocks, dead meadows etc, albeit in a more ramshackle, self produced, jam band kinda groove.
but given this thread has been revived ..
i have listened to this album more this week than anything else, and enjoy it more with each spin.

oh, and i seriously love the artwork as well.

mark e, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 20:00 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

I'm into Night Burger right now

http://nightburger.bandcamp.com/album/burnin-fast

Mmm yes hello (crüt), Thursday, 26 December 2013 15:55 (ten years ago) link

http://canary-records.bandcamp.com

tylerw, Thursday, 26 December 2013 17:00 (ten years ago) link

smooth age, from that night burger comp, is very cool. i like the faraway tribal drums and overall menacing vibe. good recommendation.

Daniel, Esq 2, Thursday, 26 December 2013 17:34 (ten years ago) link

this is a REALLY good ambient/noise album:
http://droneclone.bandcamp.com/album/droneclone

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Friday, 27 December 2013 17:05 (ten years ago) link

an old pal's album from a few years back is up on bandcamp now
winter-vacation.bandcamp.com/album/blue-coaching
he's great

tylerw, Friday, 27 December 2013 17:11 (ten years ago) link

http://winter-vacation.bandcamp.com/album/blue-coaching

tylerw, Friday, 27 December 2013 17:11 (ten years ago) link

I took it as a pretty good dad joke

beard papa, Friday, 27 October 2023 23:54 (eight months ago) link

Important story at RA here -- Bandcamp United has filed an Unfair Labour Practice complaint against both Epic and Songtradr.

https://ra.co/news/79756

Some details:

Last month, Epic Games sold Bandcamp to Songtradr in the midst of lay-offs, and in the process also terminated at least 50 percent of Bandcamp's staff. None of the eight members of Bandcamp United's Collective Bargaining Committee received offers....Earlier this week, Bandcamp United also shared some stats about the Bandcamp lay-offs. The company's Black employees went from 19 to four amid the cuts, meaning the number of Black people at the company had been reduced by 79 percent overnight.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 2 November 2023 17:49 (eight months ago) link

Last bandcamp Friday I got Speedy J's remastered 1990-2010 discography at 50% off and it's like 95% amazing (including two FAX ambient records I didn't know about & lots of classic singles too) - https://speedyj.bandcamp.com/

StanM, Friday, 3 November 2023 18:39 (eight months ago) link

very nice

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Friday, 3 November 2023 19:37 (eight months ago) link

I'm not taking my BC page down, but I am creating a stand-alone website for my label so people can order CDs directly.

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Sunday, 5 November 2023 02:30 (eight months ago) link

This may not be the right forum for this type of question but hopefully someone can help. I placed an order for a record on Bandcamp early last month. The platform gave an expected delivery date of mid month to the end of the month. I didn't receive so dropped a message to ask where it was and the guidance was to wait a 'week or two'. Then it would be a PayPal dispute. I haven't heard anything. The label has messaged me with new releases so I tried to do the same message again but not sure it's sending anything. I don't want to dispute.. and I'm happy to wait a month if that's the challenge. Perhaps I'm being impatient..

mmmm, Friday, 10 November 2023 14:57 (eight months ago) link

Have you emailed the label directly — like, at the email address they're using to tell you about their new releases — or just used Bandcamp's system? Try contacting them directly via their website or something.

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Friday, 10 November 2023 15:37 (eight months ago) link

Take those expected delivery dates with a big pinch of salt. If you go to your Purchases page, does it indicate that it’s been shipped at all?

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Friday, 10 November 2023 17:27 (eight months ago) link

Post from the union announcing a health solidarity fund to assist those who were laid off:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Czt2jLKu5SJ/

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 16 November 2023 18:37 (eight months ago) link

holy crap ned that’s a lot summary ha

my personal biz model is apple music never ever spotify as soon as i like it but on bandcamp. this covers a lot of shit i like. but for months now i don’t wanna go to spotify

btw i’m open to any better model for sure that’s reasonably accessible (?)

digital chirping and whirring (Hunt3r), Monday, 20 November 2023 21:57 (eight months ago) link

thanks for the link. so depressing - what a world!

stirmonster, Tuesday, 21 November 2023 01:01 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

very minor but nevertheless annoying Bandcamp design flaw: you bought the LP elsewhere (ie direct from a label or distro, discogs, real life) but wanna listen to the digital while you are doing something that requires you to be away from your turntable, and when you try playing the album on the site it keeps interrupting to tell you it's time to open your wallet. I keep wanting to reply with a photo of me holding the record, like "I have opened my wallet! There are other places to buy things other than Bandcamp!"

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 14 December 2023 16:09 (seven months ago) link

sounds like what you want is a kind of Ultraviolet scheme for music - https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/31/18204943/ultraviolet-locker-shutdown-date

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 14 December 2023 16:36 (seven months ago) link

This is why mp3s are your friend, but I hear you I've been in that situation when my files weren't handy

Evan, Thursday, 14 December 2023 16:47 (seven months ago) link

Not following why Bandcamp owes you that bandwidth for nothing. I have gotten Bandcamp download cards inside LPs (like bought at shops) and wonder how much small-time artists are paying Bandcamp for that arrangement.

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 14 December 2023 16:55 (seven months ago) link

xxxpost The way it works makes perfect sense, but I have always wished you could input some unique number on an album you bought elsewhere into Bandcamp and get streaming access there. That would be really nice. Not sure it makes sense on the Bandcamp side, though.

alpine static, Thursday, 14 December 2023 17:02 (seven months ago) link

Anyone who expects any type of consistency for across-the-board listening solutions in the streaming age is fooling themselves

The SoyBoy West Coast (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 14 December 2023 17:18 (seven months ago) link

I have gotten Bandcamp download cards inside LPs (like bought at shops) and wonder how much small-time artists are paying Bandcamp for that arrangement.

― maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, December 14, 2023 11:55 AM (twenty-five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Well if they're already paying bandcamp to host their digital downloads on the website, all they gotta do is print out the corresponding code link and put it inside the LPs regardless of where those LPs are sold

Evan, Thursday, 14 December 2023 17:22 (seven months ago) link

a nice thing about YouTube music is you can upload albums to listen to wherever you are , that are not on Youtube Spotify Tidal etc..

| (Latham Green), Thursday, 14 December 2023 17:23 (seven months ago) link

This is why I support artists but rely on soulseek for any corresponding digital download holes in my collection.

Evan, Thursday, 14 December 2023 17:26 (seven months ago) link

I still use streaming services to essentially play the albums I bought and lost, destroyed by accident, or can't currently dig up. I don't have a cd player except in my car, but I buy every album digitally, usually on Bandcamp. mostly because if I buy a physical product i'm just going to get glue and cheerios on it because I'm a slob and it will be unplayable in a month.

on the plus side, now that my turntable doesn't work, I have about 100 good condition vinyl I can use to make some money lol

Formica Jordan (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 December 2023 17:36 (seven months ago) link

you should clearly label your glue and milk containers, sounds like

alpine static, Thursday, 14 December 2023 17:41 (seven months ago) link

Per Goldmine® Grading Guide:

Good (G),
Good Plus (G+)
or Very Good Minus (VG–)

These records consist of 10 to 15 percent glue and cheerios

Evan, Thursday, 14 December 2023 17:49 (seven months ago) link

labels are for posers

Formica Jordan (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 December 2023 17:56 (seven months ago) link

Bandcamp has announced that Bandcamp Fridays will resume in February 2024.

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Friday, 22 December 2023 22:45 (seven months ago) link

It's honestly perplexing how many free downloads Bandcamp gives you. Seems to be based somehow on sales, but I've only sold about $1,500 over three years, yet they've given me something like 2,000 potential free downloads to offer up. I' e printed them and included in CDs I've given people, and put maybe 50 up on social media.

Soundslike, Saturday, 23 December 2023 04:55 (six months ago) link

very minor but nevertheless annoying Bandcamp design flaw: you bought the LP elsewhere (ie direct from a label or distro, discogs, real life) but wanna listen to the digital while you are doing something that requires you to be away from your turntable, and when you try playing the album on the site it keeps interrupting to tell you it's time to open your wallet. I keep wanting to reply with a photo of me holding the record, like "I have opened my wallet! There are other places to buy things other than Bandcamp!"

― Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 14 December 2023 16:09 (one week ago) link

Tis is a constant issue with me, since I dont use streaming services... I try to send a photo of the vinyl and something stupid ( like me making a thumbs up sign in picture) to the record label asking for a download code.

Some do it.. others dont....

smaller labels are normally much cooler, Wax Trax sent me the Coil LSD code when the vinyl was delayed.

one label didnt have the DL rights but just sent me a googledrive link to the files.

right now as more major artists join bandcamp, its harder to find an email address let alone expect a response..

have accepted that I'm never going to get that Caroline Polachek album on my bandcamp library, without buying it again.

with smaller US labels, I have to balance paying for international shipping when buying through bandcamp or buying in the UK but not getting the title in my BC library which is basically my personal streaming service/library.

same issue when vinyl variants are sold out on bandcamp but available elsewhere, had that last week with the Green Lung album.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Saturday, 23 December 2023 10:24 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

C'mon Bandcamp, don't give me a heart attack by going down while still reeling from the Pfork thing.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 18 January 2024 17:35 (six months ago) link

oh man

out-of-print LaserDisc edition (sleeve), Thursday, 18 January 2024 17:44 (six months ago) link

phew, looks like it is back now

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Thursday, 18 January 2024 17:46 (six months ago) link

Yeah, phew, maybe I'm just nervous after the change in ownership and couldn't imagine having another good thing on the internet go away, but seeing that 503 error come up and being reported in many places wasn't fun. Seems to be fine now.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 18 January 2024 17:57 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Thread for awesome stuff on Bandcamp that costs a lot of money but is still awesome

The physical format prices for this one are wiiild. Granted, they link to their direct shop, which has normal prices, but I'm not sure what the point of these Bandcamp prices might be? Just hoping someone really, really likes them?

https://knollgrind.bandcamp.com/album/as-spoken

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 14:20 (five months ago) link

this is a fairly standard redirection of funds tactic for metal bands at least. Knoll addresses this in the second post here: https://knollgrind.bandcamp.com/community. They get a better cut through their other site so price that way to discourage bandcamp physical purchases and perhaps they hope to catch a clueless whale or two in the process.

Another example: Sanguisugabogg's first ep is now $1,000 for digital here on their maggot stomp bandcamp (it used to be much cheaper hence all the listed purchasers): https://sanguisugabogg-maggotstomp.bandcamp.com/album/pornographic-seizures but it can now be purchased for $7 from their non-label affiliated bandcamp here: https://sanguisugabogg.bandcamp.com/album/pornographic-seizures

I can't remember what label it is now, but there's also some metal label on bandcamp that lists all their digital purchases at $666, but has physical copies with digital included priced normally, too.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 14:49 (five months ago) link

Ah, thanks, I wasn't following Knoll on my work computer so I couldn't see those community posts. That makes sense.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 14:52 (five months ago) link

Though there are a few cases where the alternative is deleted or unfindable, so you're stuck choosing between paying $666 or not buying it at all, which is less optimal.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 8 February 2024 03:21 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I didn't know Stevie well but I knew her in passing. Here's a Bandcamp refleciton on her work.

https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/stevie-pohlman-mope-grooves-album-guide

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 1 March 2024 20:47 (four months ago) link

oh dang, mope grooves was great. i had not heard about her passing. rip.

na (NA), Friday, 1 March 2024 20:49 (four months ago) link

so bigcartel seems to be offered more and more as a way to buy physical media of BC downloads, any thoughts?

I painted my teeth (sleeve), Saturday, 2 March 2024 02:56 (four months ago) link

Here's a new one that kind of annoys me, not going to direct link because I genuinely like the artist and don't want to shame them for trying to make a buck, but...

So said artist has a new album coming out, but there is no digital version available at all. Even ordering through Bandcamp it says that you won't get one despite Bandcamp's standard language that you will. The only way to get it is to pay $20 for the vinyl, but even in order to have the opportunity to do THAT you already have had to pay for a $60 annual subscription. Obviously you get other stuff too with that option, and I'm not discounting that, but I just can't see the benefit of hyping a new album that is locked behind so many gates.

I know it's hard out there, but this is annoying and kind of puts me off the artist.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 12 March 2024 20:04 (four months ago) link

Like I've supported this artist in the past by buying lots of digital and vinyl stuff in the past and was ready to do so again, but then I ran into this. I like this artist, but they have a wider range of stuff that I'm not as interested in. But I guess it's either all in on everything or you can't get anything at all. Which seems... not ideal to gain new fans?

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 12 March 2024 20:06 (four months ago) link

I have def been seeing the subscription thing more often, I am also unsure what the idea is there

my latest bizarre glitch was buying a gift for a friend but using an old dead email. When I tried emailing her directly it bounced immediately, but before that Bandcamp happily took my money and did not inform me the email was undeliverable, lol

I painted my teeth (sleeve), Tuesday, 12 March 2024 20:11 (four months ago) link

I don't think a subscription model is necessarily a bad idea and I've seen some done well, but I can't imagine it's best in the long run if that's your only option.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 12 March 2024 20:14 (four months ago) link

The subscription model is just basically the Patreon business model, no?:
If 1000 people like what you do enough to pay you $100 a year, you can make a living doing it.

enochroot, Wednesday, 13 March 2024 03:08 (four months ago) link

I dropped it because it was becoming irregular but you know I’m the guy just sending vladislav delay some set amount per month because why not

(there were a bunch of random projects, live sets, whatever and I regret nothing)

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Wednesday, 13 March 2024 03:43 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Yeah sex is great but have you ever gone through your Bandcamp collection and downloaded all the preorders you forgot about

default damager (lukas), Wednesday, 3 April 2024 18:29 (three months ago) link

Haha, I'm the opposite, waiting impatiently for the label to flip the switch on release day. And no, this doesn't always happen according to schedule

sawdust lagoon, Wednesday, 3 April 2024 18:39 (three months ago) link

I keep my preorder zip files in a separate folder for this specific reason!

I painted my teeth (sleeve), Wednesday, 3 April 2024 18:42 (three months ago) link

Stuff I bought this Bandcamp Friday:

Herbie Tsoaeli, African Time (South African jazz)
Joe Henderson, The Complete An Evening With Joe Henderson (live date with Charlie Haden & Al Foster)
Jerome Deupree/Matthew Shipp/Joe Morris, Travelogue
Construct Of Lethe, Corpsegod, The Grand Machination, Exiler and A Kindness Dealt In Venom (death metal; the last album is a pre-order coming out in June)
Temulent, Progressive Illness Vols. 1 & 2 (drum 'n' bass)
Attic, The Invocation, Sanctimonious and Return of the Witchfinder (very King Diamond-esque metal)

Instead of create and send out, it pull back and consume (unperson), Saturday, 6 April 2024 01:45 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Has anyone ever received a "this album you pre-ordered just released" mail with a link that wasn't already expired?

What IS the point of expiring links, even?

StanM, Saturday, 20 April 2024 05:18 (three months ago) link


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