Mark the date. For April’s Fool? No, for Another Failure!
My sophomore album ‘Another Failure (1989)’ continues what ‘Drawing Lines (1989)’ started. Leaving the all-synth 80’s sound behind and entering a heavier and also a more experimental domain sound-wise, ‘Another Failure (1989)’ is bound to resonate with lovers of alternative and/or progressive pop. It’s been called a weird, quirky, evocative, insistent, brave, fun, catchy and theatrical kind of prog-pop.
The album will initially be available only digitally.
1. First (04:37)
2. And To Receive (09:20)
3. Ep Hoedler (02:24)
4. Black Eyes (04:45)
5. All That Follows (07:17)
6. I Koidls Dyfn (03:31)
7. Why Do You Break My Heart? (05:05)
8. Hondeheád (03:57)
9. Vogue For A New Kind Of Hero (04:25)
10. Of The Faulty Arc (08:30)
“Drawing Lines (1989)” is now available for online streaming or mp3 download. I just wanted to point you to different places where you can hear it all, parts of it, or (preferrably) buy it. I do in fact earn more money if you buy it online, but the physical copy is well worth the cost, too, if you’re into physical copies.
Start by liking my Facebook Page.
For streaming services:
Downloads can be done here:
iTunes (105 NOK)
Platekompaniet (79 NOK)
Telenor (79 NOK)
Amazon.com ($ 7.99)
Amazon.co.uk (£ 7,49)
Amazon.de (€ 8,99)
Play.com (£ 5.99)
CDON (99 NOK)
Emusic ($ 7.35)
Go here for the physical format, old-fashioned CD, which comes in a gatefold 18×18 cm 20 page book.
Happy listening! And make some noise about it if you like it, ok?
Who would have thought time could pass so slowly? I really don’t know what I was thinking when I set the date to January 15 — it seems like an eternity from now. In the meantime I’m having fun staring at this: Drawing Lines (1989) on Amazon.co.uk — I can’t explain why it’s so compelling, I guess it has something to do with the fact that I’ve bought quite a few CDs from Amazon in the past, listened to 30 second, crappy quality sound clips and awaited the arrival of the CDs with much anticipation.
The waiting is similar this time, but it’s MY music now, I am the one people hear in 30 second sound clips and that someone might enjoy hearing, I’m the one who made the music that someone might like, and buy! You can imagine my excitement, right?
I don’t think I’ve ever felt this accomplished in my entire life: I have a Master’s Degree in Music Technology, and I have released an album, both on physical format, and (very soon) through world wide digital distribution.
I’m trying to prepare myself for doing promotion, sending out e-mails and promos and that sort of stuff, but I can’t seem to get myself to do anything until January 15 is here. (Please come quick).
The release date for the digital release is now set. January 15. My album will be available for download and streaming through all major international online stores and streaming services, including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, eMusic, HMV — and the Norwegian/Nordic/local ones like WiMP, Platekompaniet, CDON and more.
Hopefully, everything will go according to plan from here on. Mark the date.
I think I’m very close to getting digital distribution. At first I thought it would be expensive to set up, but then it turned out that all fees and royalties to artists/writers/publishers, and so on, is included in the price people pay for releases and subtracted before any money gets back to me.
All good then, I thought — then it turned out that some distributors are selective, and I didn’t want to waste my time on them, since I’m eager to get this out pretty quickly. Others had too much to do and pointed me to other distributors, all of which had some sort of start-up or annual fee.
I chose one that seemed alright, and everything seems fine, except for the fact that some random label was appointed to my release, and I can’t seem to change it. So now I’m waiting for support to fix it and enlighten me green … and then, hopefully within a month or so, it will be available at all the big online stores.
I do understand why record companies still exist — doing this all by yourself is a real pain in the ass, sometimes, though a great experience.