#Halloween music on @Bandcamp: John Carpenter + Disturbing Mood pieces, Melodic Theremin, and Gothic horror by Victoria Lundy + 5 Original Horror Soundscapes

Passing along some Halloween Music you can pick up over on Bandcamp.

John Carpenter on Bandcamp

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I’ve been enjoying John Carpenter’s recent music releases and was happy to see he was also on Bandcamp at https://johncarpentermusic.bandcamp.com/.

So much great music out here! My fav track lately is “A Windy Death” on Lost Themes II.

His album Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 was released yesterday

https://johncarpentermusic.bandcamp.com/album/anthology-movie-themes-1974-1998.

He’s also on tour http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/tour/ – sadly with no dates in the Denver area yet :^(.

Miss American Vampire by Victoria Lundy

Victoria is a friend, frequent collaborator, and a wonderful Thereminist. Her debut solo album Miss American Vampire released on Halloween 2015 is fantastic! https://victorialundy.bandcamp.com/

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Disturbing mood pieces, melodic theremin, and gothic horror. This recording used Moog Etherwave Pro Theremin, Ableton Live 9, Logic, Native Instruments Absynth, Reaktor and Molekular.

More info at http://www.victorialundymusic.com/.

No Ghosts. Just Fear.

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I released No Ghosts. Just Fear. Back in 2012  https://markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/no-ghosts-just-fear. Note this, and my entire catalog on Bandcamp are now “name your price”.

The dark ambient sounds and music within these arrangements was created and performed on various virtual instruments. In some cases original audio recordings were used as sources then re-shaped with granular synthesis to turn these recordings into playable expressive instruments with huge sonic range and motion.

Happy Halloween,

Mark Mosher
Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Artist
Boulder, CO
MarkMosherMusic.com
ModulateThis.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thoughts on Simplification of Digital Distribution + Reissue of my Horror Soundtrack Album “No Ghosts. Just Fear.”

Thoughts on Simplification of Digital Distribution

Like many artists these days I am my own label. As new music publishing services platforms have popped up through the years, I’ve pretty much joined them all just to try them out. Same with social media.

Flotsam and Jetsam

I’ve recently taken pause to review my digital “surface area”. The amount of flotsam and jetsam in this regard was staggering. I still had a MySpace account – haha. My new goal with all this is to go through a serious voluntary simplification move so I could spend less time managing accounts and more time on art.

My objective on the distribution side was to consolidate to one site to manage digital distribution of my releases. Here is what I did – your mileage may vary.

Current State

A few years back, I had already moved from another provider (Tunecore) to CD Baby for my distribution to iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify, and most other digital delivery services. I chose CD Baby as I liked their model where you spend once up front to get the release out to these services – and have the option to add the release to new and up and coming services without getting nickeled and dimed. I also like their download cards for releases. CD Baby lets you opt-out of streaming if this sort of thing bums you out.

Bandcamp was also a fav of mine because it provided an outlet for those who wanted non-DRM MP3 and high-quality MP3-320 or FLAC. I also had put some of this music on SoundCloud and ReverbNation for preview.

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