Thursday, 19 May 2011
Small update following the news mail… totally missed mentioning a very important release that is available for pre-order / download now.
Available very soon from Hibernate Recordings / Fluid radio with all proceeds going to relief charities for Japan following the earthquake.
Full track listing is:
1. Matthew Collings - Hraunberg
2. Mirrorzisland - Anonatoll
3. Spokes - Give It Up To The Night (Fieldhead Remix)
4. Cory Allen - Transcender's Theme
5. Yellow6 - And In The Distance
6. Richard A Ingram - Vort Halicon
7. David Newlyn - Stop Motion
8. Talvihorros - Dead Sea Scrolls
9. Chantal Acda - Missing Heartbeat
10. M. Ostermeier - Winsome
11. FiRES Were Shot - Giffords Green
12. Guy Gelem - Recent Waves
13. Christian Eldefors - Daylight
14. Antonymes - Gravity Versus The Pull Of Beyond
15. Glacis - May This Night Never See Morning
Sunday, 15 May 2011
A bit of a packed news update this time as there are a few upcoming releases to mention, some output from the recent Survey Monkey survey and some general ramblings.
First off some release information:
Yellow6 and David Newlyn – Miniatures
Coming soon from Hibernate Recordings, this is a 3” cdr in the Postcard Series. Features 8 short recordings with piano and computer by david newly, guitar and bass VI by jon attwood.
Limited to 100 copies it will be available from the Hibernate store and I will have a few copies too.
These won’t be on the website as there’s too few and will go on a first come first served basis to people who email.
thisquietarmy & yellow6 – Valley
part 2 of the series following on from Death, this LP will be released by Basses Frequences soon and come on Silver vinyl (320 copies) with a limited run on black (80 copies)
as with Death, it will come with a download code for Bandcamp.
Full info, pre-orders and sound samples here: http://bassesfrequences.wordpress.com/
I will be getting some copies too – news as soon as I get them
Both LPs will get an autumn release as a double CD with one extra track from the recording session, a live track performed 2 days after the recordings, and a Fear Falls Burning remix.
Larkian & Yellow6
CD album being released by Basses Frequences late summer 2011
On a related note, the Crippled Black Phoenix albums ‘Night Raider’ and ‘The Resurrectionists’ are being reissued as double vinyl editions with extra tracks. I played guitar on a few of the tracks on the Night Raider album, and included on the reissues are additional recordings from the sessions. One of these, King Lupus has me playing guitars and a rare solo! You can hear it for free here: http://soundcloud.com/invadauk/sets/crippled-black-phoenix/
Also in the works… split LP with Egsun (Greece)
The second run of 100 copies of the tonefloat LP ‘In Time This Too will Fade’ have been made and will be available soon from tonefloat, yellow6.com and maybe elsewhere…
Lastly on the release front, I am considering a cdr/dvdr set of the Antwerp Looping Festival recordings. This will be a limited run on Editions6… more news if/when it becomes a reality
(Please let me know if you would be interested in this as it may be a subscription only release depending on demand)
So, to other matters…
Many thanks to the 83 people who responded to the survey. It’s clarified things a bit about future releases and some highlights are below, along with responses to some of the comments posted.
What music format do you prefer to purchase?
CD 57 %
Two people said cassette and only on for mp3/digital
What formats have you purchased in the last 12 months?
Have you purchased Yellow6 releases and, if so on which format?
Not purchased 16.7% (this includes a couple of respondents who get promo copies)
Where did you buy the Yellow6 releases from?
Online retailer 53%
Record store 17%
Second hand 4%
Ebay (used) 7%
What is your preferred format for future Yellow6 releases?
What is the most important consideration when buying a Yellow6 release?
Exclusive music 54%
Limited edition 10%
For a cd/cdr what is your preferred type of packaging?
Jewel case 13%
Hand made/finished 54%
Not bothered 16%
Other comments made (and some responses):
Music is the most important thing (good to hear!)
Packaging should convey the aesthetic of the music – concept (that what I’m hoping for)
Quality over quantity – many people are on tight budgets (true, but I hope I still maintain quality in all I release)
Annoyed at missing out on OLD box as only 6 copies (yes, crazily limited and won’t do that again!)
Should do more live shows (would love to but don’t get many offers and also have a day job so can’t tour much)
More on vinyl for example merry6mas (not practical due to cost)
Like the handmade / limited art editions
Any chance of more vocals as on Melt Inside (not likely but if I find the right vocalist to work with I wouldn’t rule it out)
Hate mp3 (reflected in the small number of people buying them from bandcamp)
Release the mp3 / digital releases as CD (cost is prohibitive and others prefer a smaller volume of releases – try to have a balance)
So, overall you seem to like what I’m doing, I’m getting most things right. mp3/download are not at all popular (not a surprise to me)
CD and vinyl are preferred formats, though some people obviously don’t buy vinyl as I have seen through sales of recent LP releases
Hand made or finished sleeves are preferred to mass produced but don’t make them too limited!
Many thanks to everyone who gave me the feedback and I’ll try to keep doing the things you like and stop the ones you don’t
That’s all for now
p.s. following my change last year to using Mac / Logic for my music, I have a music PC that I no longer use.
If anyone (in UK due to shipping) is interested let me know.
Red Submarine Tower PC
Intel Core 2 2.4 GHz, 2MB Ram
Win XP Pro
Complete with Cubase Studio 4, EMU 0404 USB sound card, Wavelab Essential
Mail me if you want more info