The end is nigh!

Apologies for the minor meltdown in the previous post. Perhaps I’ve been making too much of things, but I can’t help feeling like I’ve let a lot of people down, despite trying. I really anticipated that this compilation would be a lot bigger than it ended up being.

I believe the grand total for submissions now stands at… five tracks? I’m still holding out for a few additional submissions from parties who’ve expressed interest but not yet submitted anything. I’m going to hold out for as long as possible here, just to give everyone who’s expressed interest a chance to get something sent to me. The compilation or sampler or whatever you’d like to call it will go live on Bandcamp shortly before midnight tonight, local time.

At any rate, many thanks to ontol way down on the Gulf Coast of Alabama for his recent submission, and for his enthusiasm and encouragement regarding this project. I’m very happy to have this artist on the “big” Alabama noise compilation.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed, and for all the patience that has been graciously given with regards to this long-overdue compilation and my own extreme neurosis.

The end is nigh!

2017 Already?!

I have received another submission a little while back from The Never Arriving. Thank you! Sorry I have been too busy to update the blog until now.

Sadly, I’ve sent out quite a few direct emails and public requests for submissions, and still have almost nothing to show for it. Not sure what I’m doing wrong, but I’m sick of spamming for submissions, and I’ve contacted every band and project I can think of directly already, so I dunno what more to say.

If anyone who’s better at networking wants to take this project over, it’s all yours (contact me). I’m tired of stressing myself out over it. Otherwise, look forward to the “Very, Very Short Alabama Noise Compilation”. Hoping some additional contributions will trickle in before the deadline.

Cut off for submissions is still 1/15/17.

2017 Already?!

I’m not dead, and neither is the project.

So, I’ve been MIA for a while now. Things go wrong. Shit falls apart. But I’m in the process of putting it all back together, starting with my duty to this project, which I’ve sorely neglected from the start.

As of today, I have received some interest and lots of helpful advice and encouragement, but no submissions. This is by and large my own fault, but rest assured, I’m done being an avoidant weirdo, and I’m determined to get this compilation off the ground.

Firstly, some new guidelines:

  1. THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15th, 2017! I may cut the date off sooner, depending on how many submissions I receive prior to this date. I realize the new date is pretty far off, but I am working on getting contributions where contributions are likely to be few and far between.
  2. If you simply can’t do WAV or FLAC files, I am willing to accept MP3’s and will convert them to WAV, though a lossless WAV or FLAC is still much (much, much) preferred.

That’s it! You can reach me a number of ways, but these are the only dependable ones:

email me at: theraytownians@gmail.com

PM me at: http://www.maniacsonly.com/forum/index.php (handle: “Bellmerian Love Doll”)

I’m not dead, and neither is the project.

One Nation Under Noise: Big Alabama Noise Comp is now accepting submissions!

One Nation Under Noise is a project which aims to collect a series of streamable compilations for all fifty states. Each individual state’s compilation is curated by and seeks contributions from artists within those states. These compilations will be linked under ONE banner as “ONE NATION UNDER NOISE”.

As the self-appointed representative for the State of Alabama, I am currently seeking submissions from noise artists living in Alabama to be a part of this project. I’ve set a deadline for March 1st, 2016, about 4 months from the time of this post. This may change as necessity dictates.

Requirements:
I am looking for submissions no greater than 2 minutes per artist (good luck, Alabama!). Longer is better, but there is no limit to the number of tracks per artist within the time limit. Personal preference is for harsh noise, but beggars can’t be choosers.

If you’ve got something to submit, just upload it to your filehosting service of choice and send an email with the link to theraytownians@gmail.com and include the following information:
-Project name
-Track title(s)
-Your location (city)
-Contact/web presence info

I accept WAV or FLAC submissions only. No transcoded material, please. If your track is too big for a standard Bandcamp account upload, I can’t release it. Make sure the size of your individual tracks are no larger than the absolute maximum of 291MB (sorry about this).

This compilation is to be a 100% free download.

To avoid any uncertainty, here are the rules again, verbatim, as they appear on the ONE NATION UNDER NOISE website:

The submission information should be as follows for each state’s comp:
1. all tracks should only be 2 minutes maximum in length.
2. WAV FILES should be encouraged.. (or you will end up doing a lot of transfering formats)
3. only submissions from CURRENT residents of each state are permitted
(so just because you were born and raised in California.. but you live in Arizona now.. you are from Arizona.)

collections are open to all residents of the State from which the collection is being done from who are doing
sound recordings in the noise/sound art/experimental/avant garde genres

Track information should include the CITY from which the artist dwells in from their state, and a link to their website or their email address.

Pertinent links:
The ONUN Project website: http://www.tif.org/ONUN.html
The Bandcamp page that will be hosting this comp: https://alabamanoise.bandcamp.com/releases


Thanks for your interest! I’ll post new developments here as they come.

-Jon/Alabama Noise Artists

One Nation Under Noise: Big Alabama Noise Comp is now accepting submissions!