Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Single - "Forgiven"


The 2nd single from "Encouragements" is some happy-house celebration music. I think it's one of my catchier numbers. It's a free download for the rest of February!

Many thanks to CJSW for the rpm #7 position and overall friendliness, and to CFRU for the rpm #1. Thanks also to WMHC, WFDU, WOZQ, KSCU, WKDU, WRUW, KZSC, WVUM and KSYM for big support. :)

Peace and Love - SO

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's out!

Today is the day "Encouragements" comes out on iTunes and Amazon. Hard copies are also now available at CDBaby. The early support has been awesome from stations all over North America - thank you! Also very excited that Undercurrents has added the cd to their library and been giving it spins. Once again I am like one who dreams. Let's see what God does with this one! Thankful for all the brothers and sisters who rejoice when I rejoice.

Thankful most of all to Jesus, who paid it all; and enables me to believe big. I bless You and "Give It Unto You".

Here we go! Thanks for stopping by - SO

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

late discoveries...

It's nothing new for me to be late to the party. Lately I've been terminally late. It seems about a third of the net label sites I visit have recent posts announcing their calling it a day. MoMT is not a net label but an indie one who've said goodbye last month.

I recently unearthed a cd filled with IDM I found for free (legally) on the net a number of years back. Net labels, indie label promos... nobody was that careful about mp3 tags in the early 2000's - and it can take some doing to find out the artist, album etc. Not so for the track "Pomme Rips" I examined this morning, although the "ep" mentioned in the title has proven tricky to hunt down.

10 seconds into Skink's "Pomme Rips" and your first thought will probably be - "Now here's an artist". 60 seconds in and you realize he's also a master programmer. The chords are dreamy and jazzy, the beats are now funky, now broken & fascinating, the sounds are light and transportive. Quite a fulfilling and positive listen. Here's an easy buy link if I've made a good sell. :)

I have noticed that a number of these indie electronic artists have no mind for self promotion a la myspace or facebook, so finding out anything about them can also be tricky. MoMT does not have an artist description page. Fortunately Skink (aka Paul Mulholland) has a Last.fm page where you can listen and show appreciation. If ambient minimal is your thing or one of your things - I encourage you to go have a listen; and maybe make a heartening purchase over at the MoMT store, which remains open (type Skink in the search box). Bon appetit! - SO

ps - also checking out a free Skink album from an archive link at MoMT - "Playing Around" is recommended.

Crowdfunder for the New CD!

  As it turns out, "Record Party" will come out on cd thanks to some generous donations! To assist with what's left to finance...