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I just realized this never got posted here, I guess because I didn't know this place existed whenever I released it. So here it is - my first album in all its sloppy unmastered lo-fi glory, newly returned from the netherworld of nonavailability in the wake of my old website's unsolved disappearance.

Download/stream for free: http://brotherandroid.bandcamp.com/albu … r-december

TRIVIA: the sine wave samples I used on this album were mistakenly labelled as square waves the entire time I was making it.

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heart this so much heart heart heart This album kept me cool last summer :3
but noooo your website is gone? D: I loved your website sad ;_;

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This is seriously one of my favorite chip albums ever. Very atmospheric, progressive, and well-written. "The Stars Come Out" is pretty much your defining song; you worked with the winter theme really well throughout the album. And who could forget the 9-minute opus known as "It Rains"? Fantastic work all around. I downloaded the FLACs to bump up the quality from the original 128kbps release.

I agree that your website was pretty cool. I still have some of your old releases from when it was still working. By the way, I saw that you have something different planned in mind for putting the old albums back up... care to elaborate?

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It's a surprise. You'll like it.

@SketchMan3 - I'm glad someone liked that site. It was kind of neat, but very basic, awkward to navigate, and looked really ugly when it turned up on a Google search, so in some ways I'm glad it's gone. I still have all the HTML though; I might put it up again someday.

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Yeah man. It had a very cryptic and sterile feeling that was very fun for me to navigate. It fit the "Brother Android" persona very well, in my opinion. Some people at another forum I frequented thought it was neat also.

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Huh. Well, maybe I'll find some other hosting for it, then.

I don't know if this is the place to ask, but does anyone think a cassette release of Space Hymns is a good idea?

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clovis CA

dude, i downloaded it back in the 8bc days... i still listen to it. one of your biggest fans man smile

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I don't care for cassette releases, to be honest. It's kind of like selling new VHS tapes.

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I don't think there'd be anything wrong with that if there was an audience that wanted them. Analog media have their own charm, for all the inconvenience. I record on cassettes all the time and love the way they sound. They're not very popular but I don't think it's fair to say they're outdated or anything. Also, Space Hymns is incredibly lo-fi anyway... it would feel wrong somehow to put it on a CD.

Now, if someone were to release something on floppy disk, THAT would be just silly.

Last edited by Brother Android (Sep 21, 2013 1:22 am)

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Brother Android wrote:

I don't know if this is the place to ask, but does anyone think a cassette release of Space Hymns is a good idea?

Not sure if I'd choose Space Hymns (or Satellite for that matter, both of which are awesome but a little too abstract to warrant a physical release, I think), but your music has just been begging for a cassette release.  I'd be equally happy to have In Death a Dream of Color, OctNovDec, or I Wish I Were Your Derivative on cassette though.  Or all 3.  That would be beyond words. 

SketchMan3 wrote:

Yeah man. It had a very cryptic and sterile feeling that was very fun for me to navigate. It fit the "Brother Android" persona very well, in my opinion. Some people at another forum I frequented thought it was neat also.

I second this, made me feel something similar to this.  Actually quite easy to navigate too - here are the downloads, click the button and receive them.  I'm surprised how many labels these days make it practically as difficult as possible to hear a stream of the music.  Bandcamp is awesome, no reason to stop using that - but why not have the download links on your site simply redirect to Bandcamp?  Just a thought.