Welcome to eMusic Club (info here), February-March 2011
This edition is dedicated to Berlin-based label Sonic Pieces’ latest two releases. SP specialises in small-edition handmade objets of modern classical and experimental music, so downloading MP3s and JPEGs of its output feels a bit wrong. Ah well. Total budget: £5.04
January 12, 2011
Welcome to eMusic Club (info here), January 2011
I’m scaling back eMusic club posts for a while to make time for other posts. This month’s Kompakt and bijou selection kicks off with a brand new release from Jürgen Paape, co-founder of the legendary minimal label. Thomas Köner completes the set. Total budget for January: £7.98
December 1, 2010
Welcome to eMusic Club (info here), December 2010
eMusic has finally rolled out its new pricing structure to UK members. We await the arrival of major label catalogue with both excitement and trepidation. In the meantime, expect some gems in the selection below. Total budget for December: £14.28
November 6, 2010
Welcome to eMusic Club (info here), November 2010
More from Ghostly and Strut, plus a collaboration between Carsten Nicolai and Einstürzende Neubauten’s Blixa Bargeld, and Kraftwerk-loving Alexis Georgopoulos (a.k.a. Arp)
Total tracks/eMusic credits for October: 38. Enjoy
[emusic club] october 2010: lloyd miller & the heliocentrics, ensemble economique, lali puna, port-royal
October 1, 2010
Welcome to eMusic Club (info here), October 2010
Another batch of newish releases, including the latest from Lali Puna and port-royal, both of whom will be performing live in the UK during the month
Total tracks/eMusic credits for October: 40. Enjoy
eMusic remains the web’s finest treasure trove of alternative, independent music – at least for those prepared to pay for their fix (for moral if not economic reasons). While its US service took a lot of flak for bringing on major labels, in doing so hiking prices, here in the UK (which, like everything else, has always been somewhat more expensive than its American equivalent) it continues to plough its distinctly indie furrow quite nicely, thank you. At least for now.
This new post series – called eMusic Club, though it’s not really a club – fulfils two purposes: first, as a way to bring much-needed album reviews on to close to 94; second, to encourage me – and maybe some of you – to occasionally dig a little deeper in eMusic’s digital crates for some lesser known gems, new or old. Suggestions are always welcome.
eMusic Club will review one album from the eMusic catalogue more or less every week and, like eMusic’s subscription model, the selection will refresh every month. Links to reviews will be added as they are posted.
September’s foursome comprises new releases from acknowledged perfectionists in their respective musical fields:
Total tracks/eMusic credits for September: 44. Enjoy.