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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link - 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. - A more danceable take on 80s-style synth soundtracks. Jury's out on it but it's only a buck. - 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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) link


Wait. This isn't Twitter...

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


And I am so not kidding.

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


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

Free Ka-Spel/Pink Dots:

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

Suspicious. I might even know that band.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 June 2012 14:57 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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)


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.


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.

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

I know right? So classic.

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

those grunge jerks ruined EVERYTHING

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

Link for the previous post:

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

one month passes...

Mogwai-esque post-rock from Vietnam:

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 3 August 2012 07:48 (eight 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

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight 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:

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

that sounds cool. Thanks!

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

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 (seven 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:

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:05 (seven 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:

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

sort of

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

or thereabouts

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

four months pass...

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

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

two months pass...

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

(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 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

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

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

three weeks pass...

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

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

three weeks pass...

Collaborative album btw Small Wonder and Sharpless:

Small Wonder:

The Dance Twerking Was MADE So (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 6 November 2013 19:28 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

I'm into Night Burger right now

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

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

this is a REALLY good ambient/noise album:

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

an old pal's album from a few years back is up on bandcamp now
he's great

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

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

Also, sorry, I already plugged this on an IDM thread where the artist had been mentioned previously, but while I'm here...

ilkae has his/their entire discography of offkilter electronic (I hate describing music, too bad for posting on ILM) at only $9.15 for Bandcamp Friday and is in a bad housing situation at present so any $$ will help out:

comments from other bandcamp listeners who apparently hate writing blurbs less than I do: "squiggly, streaky grooves" "strong beats" "melancholy melodies" "a fucking masterpiece" "got me into drawing utility poles"

scampus unrest (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 4 September 2020 15:42 (two months ago) link

I'm more excited by the Tenniscoats members, though I do like the Notwist well enough too.

Will check out ilkae, definitely could be up my street.

emil.y, Friday, 4 September 2020 15:47 (two months ago) link

you guys mentioned the notwist and one of the sam prekop odds and ends that i was considering is a split featuring one of the guys from the notwist. i haven't heard it yet, but just fyi.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 4 September 2020 15:51 (two months ago) link

Voters’ Rights Benefit Album With Songs by R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Phoebe Bridgers, Dropping Friday for Just 24 Hours [Exclusively on Bandcamp]

“Pizza House!” (morrisp), Friday, 4 September 2020 16:29 (two months ago) link

new magazine edited by Grouper's Liz Harris

sleeve, Friday, 4 September 2020 16:32 (two months ago) link

read about this in bandcamp's monthly experimental roundup--secret drum band's chuva

heavy heavy intricate drums with synth warblings and mantra-like vocals. pretty mesmerizing.

ptah el dude (voodoo chili), Friday, 4 September 2020 16:33 (two months ago) link

picked up Mortal Wound's demo from 2018 and an Axeslasher album

Neanderthal, Friday, 4 September 2020 19:07 (two months ago) link

(pvmic yea yea)

Neanderthal, Friday, 4 September 2020 19:07 (two months ago) link

I've been financially unable to continue the "buy people music by Black artists on Bandcamp Day" effort--but a very cool music publication Hullaballoo has picked up the baton last month, and again this month:

hey team (tommy here) we're doin it again - quote rt today with a bandcamp link to a digital album by a black artist you've got your eye on, and we'll pick it up for you! all money goes direct to artists and labels on bandcamp today. we'll pick up the tab on the first 40 qrts!

— HULLABALOO (@hullytweets) September 4, 2020

They're approaching it a little differently--you retweet sharing the album you want, and they'll buy it for you. Help spread the word about artists, get free music, get artists paid--win, win, win!

Soundslike, Friday, 4 September 2020 20:00 (two months ago) link

Ah, that's great that somebody's taken up the mantle, you did brilliant work. Sorry that you've not been able to continue, hope the situation isn't too bad for you.

emil.y, Friday, 4 September 2020 20:04 (two months ago) link

Bstep, Friday, 4 September 2020 21:45 (two months ago) link

omg thank you so much, huge fan here

sleeve, Friday, 4 September 2020 22:15 (two months ago) link

ilkae used to be a neighbor! nice guy, great sonics.

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Friday, 4 September 2020 23:30 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

This album by Bully called Sugaregg is decent enough pop-punk w/ a touch of twee and shoegaze and Nirvana. I like singer Alicia’s voice.

It’s in Bandcamp’s best of summer 2020 Story

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 00:23 (one month ago) link

I'm not gonna spam this all over ILM, I'm just gonna put it here, this one time, because it fits within the purview of the thread. I've started a label - Burning Ambulance Music - and while our first full releases won't be out until early 2021, I'm launching with a compilation that features exclusive tracks from a bunch of amazing (and amazingly generous) artists:

Mats Gustafsson, Ivo Perelman and Nate Wooley, Matthew Shipp and Whit Dickey, Melvin Gibbs, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, Aaron Parks, Melissa Aldana, Dead Neanderthals, Dog Life (feat. Anna Högberg), William Hooker, Jason Kao Hwang, Eric Hofbauer and Garrison Fewell, Matthew Golombisky, and Nick Millevoi.

It's called Eyes Shut, Ears Open, and you can buy it here for $10 (official release date is Friday).

25% of the money will go to the Jazz Foundation of America's Musicians' Emergency Fund, which (as one might expect) helps out jazz musicians who need financial, medical, and housing assistance. The rest will go toward making records.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 30 September 2020 11:40 (one month ago) link

awesome, thanks, I needed to pick up a few new releases this Friday

sleeve, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 13:52 (one month ago) link

Wow, good luck with the label!

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 30 September 2020 14:47 (one month ago) link

unperson that's an amazing looking compilation!

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 16:48 (one month ago) link

This looks like a great endeavour (and some sweet endorsements, too!). All the best with it.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 30 September 2020 18:49 (one month ago) link

As shitty a year (shittiest in my 40 years) as this has been, music has been incredible. Here's a thread of my 40 or so favorite releases of the year, with Bandcamp links to each:

Oct. 2 is @Bandcamp Friday again, all $ to artists! BUY MUSIC, it's so crucial in 2020.

In this thread are Musicophilia's favorite releases of 2020 so far, and some recent mixes of amazing music by Black artists you should most definitely support!

— Musicophilia (@musicophiliamix) October 1, 2020

Soundslike, Thursday, 1 October 2020 23:17 (one month ago) link

meisenfek, Friday, 2 October 2020 14:55 (one month ago) link

a little off topic, but supposedly the app can stream to chromecast now? has anyone been able to do this and if so, how? i am pretty tech savvy but there does not appear to be an option anywhere in the app. on iphone if that makes a difference

global tetrahedron, Friday, 2 October 2020 16:32 (one month ago) link

please ignore me, i am an idiot

global tetrahedron, Friday, 2 October 2020 16:33 (one month ago) link

The spotlight track from my compilation was added to the New York Times' weekly playlist!

I'm as astonished by that as I am by the fact that all these incredible musicians were willing to donate music in the first place. This is a very head-spinning day.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 2 October 2020 16:43 (one month ago) link

this is SO good. i am blown away. my rec for today:

insanely well-done this heat/women vibes

global tetrahedron, Friday, 2 October 2020 19:38 (one month ago) link

i recommended this on the rolling jangle thread, but you can actually buy it now:

it's way better than i thought it would be, and i went in expecting a decent, solid release.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 2 October 2020 23:14 (one month ago) link

xp that Glass album is great, thanks. Yep, total This Heat bait, but somehow not derivative, I get like vibes of The Ex and Dog Faced Hermans as well.

sleeve, Friday, 2 October 2020 23:53 (one month ago) link

Bstep, Sunday, 4 October 2020 05:38 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Somewhat terrifyingly I have prepared an album of the old space blerps for release on Bandcamp today. It does costs money but not much, or if you want a dl code just ask!

Noel Emits, Friday, 6 November 2020 11:16 (two weeks ago) link

oops, not the album, just the song:

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Friday, 6 November 2020 11:27 (two weeks ago) link

Good stuff Emil! Sorta Lindstrom-y?

Carl Stone's latest, Stolen Car, is sounding really good to me today. Plus Unseen Worlds is offering a discount on everything! (use code '46')

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Friday, 6 November 2020 17:39 (two weeks ago) link

Loving this Noel Emits stuff, beautiful squelches in my ears rn!

emil.y, Friday, 6 November 2020 21:12 (two weeks ago) link

Noel this is extremely groovy and perfect for me rn

lukas, Friday, 6 November 2020 21:54 (two weeks ago) link

really enjoyed your music noel.
very tangerine dream vs scanda space synths.

mark e, Friday, 6 November 2020 21:57 (two weeks ago) link

Sounds really good, Noel!

First track is very much my bag, bubbling and spacy - will listen properly to the whole thing tomorrow when I'm not trying to round up a few more bandcamp purchases and go to bed before 1am (oops, that was 15 minutes ago).

(aagh, I've already spent more money than I told myself I should and I haven't even checked my ever-growing wishlist yet. better go to bed...)

scampus unrest (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 7 November 2020 01:23 (two weeks ago) link

Noel’s album = bought. Last purchase of the day.

Jeff W, Saturday, 7 November 2020 02:12 (two weeks ago) link

Massive thanks everyone for ears and support. Woah!

Noel Emits, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 13:04 (two weeks ago) link

Can you post a link to your bandcamp Noel?

THE DON IS GONE (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:48 (two weeks ago) link

it was linkified in the first post of the revive but:

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 17:00 (two weeks ago) link

Noel, this is SO GOOD.

The little engine that choogled (hardcore dilettante), Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:16 (one week ago) link

yeah, it is.
bought and listened to it several times.
nice one noel/emil.
(i always look in my archive for noel, a d forget etc etc)

mark e, Thursday, 12 November 2020 23:47 (one week ago) link

never heard of the guy before but he was originally the other member of NON apparently

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:05 (one week ago) link

Debuting in 1988 as a self-released 8xCassette boxset. Chapter Eleven collects the solo recordings (1976 - 1987) from one of the earliest members of the US Industrial Noise scene, coalescing a wide swath of influences and culling experimental techniques into inventive new terrain. Carefully remastered from the original tapes, this deluxe reissue is a long-awaited rescue from obscurity.

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:06 (one week ago) link

I don't know if it's necessarily "awesome," but I do think it has a melancholic beauty to it--I put an album of improvised multi-layered acoustic music (and experimental electronic reconstructions of same) that I did when I was 20 up on Bandcamp. The more important thing is any money folks pay for it is being doubled and donated to bail funds, mutual aid funds, and social justice and civil rights funds:

Thank you, everyone who has picked up my album at Bandcamp--just donated $450 from $225 in album purchases! I'll continue to donate whatever folks pay, and double it--pass it on!

— Musicophilia (@musicophiliamix) November 9, 2020

Soundslike, Sunday, 15 November 2020 18:12 (one week ago) link

Robert Turman's Flux got a lot of attention when it was reissued in the 2010ish period. I know it came out on Spectrum Spools eventually but I remember a separate reissue in the years beforehand doing the rounds on Volcanic Tongue etc

ergonomic cher (P. Flick), Friday, 20 November 2020 15:06 (four days ago) link

The below is from an artist on Sote's label promoting Iranian composers, on which she does some kind of incantation over genuinely innovative sounding electronics. Hard to classify! Instantly wishlisted.

ergonomic cher (P. Flick), Friday, 20 November 2020 15:12 (four days ago) link

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