Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Coda

Bandcamp Recommendations

39 posts in this topic

Light Magnet

by Holophonor

Holophonor is at another critical transition point in their career, announcing the release of the band's sophomore record, Light Magnet. Signing with the quickly rising Los Angeles jazz imprint World Galaxy for the release of their forthcoming LP, the Wayne Shorter produced outing will land on physical and streaming formats October 6, 2017. As a winner of ten Grammy Awards over the last half-century, the voice and vision that he brought to Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet, fusion powerhouse Weather Report, and his solo output is amplified through Holophonor’s Light Magnet. Retaining the same members since the original formation of the band, Holophonor's Light Magnet includes Eric Miller (trombone), Mike Cottone (trumpet), Josh Johnson (alto sax), Diego Urbano (vibraphone), Miro Sprague (piano), Dave Robaire (bass), and Jonathan Pinson (drums). These musicians come from various locations in the States and across the world, bringing a unique collective insight that has merged into one spirit and voice. Mastering was completed at the Cosmic Zoo by Daddy Kev, with the original engineering and mixing provided by the one and only Alex Chaloff. Video capture of the Jim Henson sessions was also preserved by Alex Chaloff, adding the historical lens for a series of videos scheduled to release in the next few months. 

Light Magnet takes the efforts of their debut and raises the bar even higher, bringing in production duties from Wayne Shorter from the recommendation of legendary producer, and now president of Blue Note Records, Don Was. The acoustics of the original recordings are top notch, capturing the album at the historic Jim Henson Company owned Henson Recording Studios. Taking on a director role that was a life changing experience of guidance for Holophonor, Wayne Shorter had the group record some of the music in 45-minute intervals to find the perfect takes within. This was also done with the hopes of capturing the band's ability to gather superb song transitions and e.s.p. like band chemistry; something they've harnessed with precision in the live setting. Wayne Shorter had experienced the band's live performances prior to the Light Magnet recordings, and this was the basis for the type of overall feel he wanted them to document. This spontaneous yet well oiled approach influenced the more traditional paths the band utilized for tracking, giving Light Magnet a well rounded out sense of creation that pulls from multiple recording methods. 

Light Magnet is beautifully enigmatic and dynamically bold, producing a sense of emotion and wonder that touches the entire human experience. World Galaxy will release Holophonor's Light Magnet October 6, 2017 across digital and physical formats (CD / LP). The expansion of west coast jazz continues and Light Magnet is a commanding force of energy in this new wave. 
credits
released October 6, 2017 

Eric Miller (trombone) 
Mike Cottone (trumpet) 
Josh Johnson (alto sax) 
Diego Urbano (vibraphone) 
Miro Sprague (piano) 
Dave Robaire (bass) 
Jonathan Pinson (drums) 
Wayne Shorter (producer)

a4122354515_16.jpg

https://worldgalaxyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/light-magnet

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

QQ regarding bandcamp - do musicians make more money off purchases here than they do off, say, Amazon?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Guy Berger said:

QQ regarding bandcamp - do musicians make more money off purchases here than they do off, say, Amazon?

Absolutely

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This Friday, June 5th (from midnight to midnight PDT), we’re once again waiving our revenue share for all sales on Bandcamp to support artists impacted by Covid-19. We’ve put together a list of artists and labels preparing special releases for Friday, including those donating their share to organizations in support of racial justice and change.

In addition, on Friday, June 19th, we’re donating 100% of our share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a racial justice organization with a long history of effectively enacting change through litigation, advocacy, and public education. Please read our statement here.


bandcamp logo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bandcamp is now apparently offering a function where you can download a digital purchase to a device to listen to it offline. 
 

A no-brainer I think, if the aim is to compete with the streamers in any meaningful way. Pleased to see it finally.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hasn't that always been available? I have downloaded all my BC purchases over the years to my laptop or phone.

Or am I missing something here (very probably)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

I previously had to download the files then upload to eg iTunes Match, then download on Apple Music for offline streaming. Now it is just offline streaming via the Bandcamp app, like Spotify or Apple Music. A lot simpler.

Edited by Rabshakeh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been doing similar, dl files and upload to Plex to play but recently I have been streaming straight from the BC app and not realised it was a new function - doh! I knew I was missing something. Thanks for enlighreningt me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Streaming function is there for quite some time now, at least a year. Bandcamp owners keep insisting they are not a streaming platform, but gradually they are becoming one.

I am curious how the labels / artists decide on who would post the album for streaming and how they would share the proceeds. I often see the same album being posted on bandcamp multiple times (often at different prices) by the label and the musicians involved.    

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.