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Micro-labels face VAT burden in 2015

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Dec 292014
 

News has reached Earthrid late about this, but it appears that from 1st January European VAT laws will make things a lot more complicated for musicians and labels in the UK that sell music in the form of digital downloads, regardless of how little they sell. Some of the key facts are in a petition at change.org and you can read more at stevelawson.net, at rachelandrew.co.uk and in the mainstream press (which seemed to have latched on to it about a month ago but didn’t yell loud enough for us to hear above all the other noise).

Whilst this is all very bad news for independent music in the UK (please do sign the petition, if only out of principle at this late stage), the changes won’t affect Earthrid much since our downloads are free anyway. We have removed the option of donating from our bandcamp.com pages to be sure we don’t fall foul of the new rules, but almost nobody gave anything anyway, in part because Earthrid has been a mostly dormant art project and certainly not a business! On that note: yes, new releases really will be coming to you from Earthrid soon.

Update, 30th Dec. 2015: users of Bandcamp will be pleased to read their latest announcement.

Overgrown

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Jun 272014
 

A new track by Carya Amara appears on the compilation Soft Bodies Never Sleep. It’s a cover version of Quimper’s song ‘Overgrown’. You can find the compilation on Bandcamp.com.

Composition Prize for Norah Lorway

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May 282014
 

Norah laptopMany congratulations to Norah Lorway on being awarded the Canada Council Robert Flemming Composition Prize! This is awarded to the most outstanding young Canadian composer of the year.

Norah’s debut release, i’ve had dreams like this is still available for free from Earthrid and you can find her second album, fade on her own label, Xylem Records.

Fade by Norah Lorway on Xylem Records

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Jun 172013
 

Fade is the new release by Norah Lorway, whose debut album i’ve had dreams like this was released on Earthrid in March. It is released on the netlabel which Norah runs, Xylem Records.

You can download Fade from Bandcamp in the format of your choice, and of course i’ve had dreams like this is still available for free.

Signals through the Static is now a free download

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Jun 162013
 

The sole release by the duo Audio Space Research (the late Eve Thacker of Evematic and Kevin Busby of Carya Amara, Abominations of Yondo etc.) is now available as a free download (the CD edition remains available).

Download Signals through the Static from Bandcamp

Signals through the Static presents synthesiser improvisations (with no overdubbing) in sessions recorded in 1995 and 1997. The result is a hazardous space experience that will take you on a bumpy ride through unknown systems.

The sessions were recorded direct to cassette in Eve’s studio. Occasional clicks, crunches and atmospherics due to experimental signal paths are unavoidable side-effects of the recording processes.

More about this release: http://earthrid.com/releases/as01cr/

Carya Amara’s Tales of the Unattractive is now a free download

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Jun 072013
 

Carya Amara’s retrospective of music from 1980 – 1991, Tales of the Unattractive, is now a free download via Bandcamp.

Synthesiser melodies, lo-fi experiments with record players and warped organ drones set the course for Carya Amara’s rejection of musical categories, and paved the way for the music in the companion volume, Extinction Frequency.

Carya Amara’s Extinction Frequency is now a free download

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Jun 032013
 

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Carya Amara’s retrospective of music from the 1990s, Extinction Frequency, is now a free download via Bandcamp. It is still also available on CD.

Featuring material recorded between 1992 and 1996, Extinction Frequency displays a progression from the more rhythmic material on the companion CD of earlier experiments, Tales of the Unattractive.

“maintains a ruthless and driving energy – as well as a sparkling clarity of sound” – Stone Gnome

“It has an easy, pop-culture humour with a tendency to taking a left-turn into the darker reaches” – The Violet Apple

Carya Amara’s Vestigial Digital is now a free download

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May 192013
 

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Carya Amara’s 2001 release Vestigial Digital is now a free download via Bandcamp. It is still also available on CD.

The music on Vestigial Digital was made using software to transform natural and unnatural sounds. No conventional synthesisers (hardware or software) were used.

“as atmospheric as hell… pioneering stuff indeed” – Modern Dance magazine

“a secret harmony, a reckless boldness and unconcern for established order” –Erebus magazine.

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