Mission Statement

We are 15 days away from the opening of this blog, but I want to give people an idea of what to expect as far as content on this blog.

For those of you who don't know, I ran the highly successful (if I do say so myself) kiwi-rock blog "Kiwi Tapes" which focused exclusively on music from New Zealand. That blog reached what I found to be a good stopping point so now I am able to start this new blog to focus on my other passion... lo-fi.

I want to focus on bands that record their music this way for aesthetic purposes, not because they just didn't have any other choice. In this age of digital recording, where everything has to be just right I think the immediacy and the essence of some music is compromised... if not lost entirely with some recordings.

Here are the new guidelines for this blog that will differ from Kiwi Tapes:

1- NO SUBMISSIONS. This blog will only feature albums in my collection. This is in an effort to keep better quality control.

2- FILES: MP3s only. Lowest Bitrate will be 192, but most will either be V0 or 320.

3- COVER ART: All albums will include at least front cover art, and will include other artwork elements if I have them available.

4- NO RE-UPLOADS. Check the blog often otherwise you miss out on something.

5- NO DIVSHARE. I will only be using Media Fire & Mega Upload.

6- NO REQUESTS. Sorry... just another quality control measure.

7- NO RIAA ARTISTS. Fuck 'em. I encourage you to boycott them.

A question has come up quite a few times since I first mentioned that I would be starting this blog, and that is: Will I still be posting Kiwi Rock? The answer is YES, and that is only a yes if it falls under the criteria of this blog. Did you really think I would stop trying to get people in to the Dead C & The Terminals? :)

See you in 15 days. If you have any questions or comments for me, please leave them in the comments section.


Vom said...

Hey you got me into the Terminals (I was already a Dead C fan)! Looking forward to the new blog.

frogcakemusic said...

hey man good to see you up and running again! can't wait!!!

speaking of good kiwi rock, my site has some goodness.....



McDrunk said...

Your fans await with bated breath for the commencement of your new site...

TDC said...

this sounds great

hdvns said...

Looking forward to hearing what you've got!

erin said...

many thanks for all the awesome sounds

Peter said...

Hi, I've thoroughly enjoyed Kiwi Tapes blog, and am looking forward to see what non-Kiwi stuff you got.
Anyway, I recently moved to NZ from the States and was wondering if you could give me some advice on broadband here...it's confusing to me, most seem to charge for data usage; is this true? I can imagine my bils going sky-high. What do you use? (I'm assuming here you're in en-zed...)
You can reply to my email at perkele181@yahoo.com
Any advice you can give will be much apppreciated!

Eric Wienke said...

Very promising start! Already found some real goodies.

Check out my blog at http://whatsthatnoise.org for a quite similar selection of music. You'll enjoy the Airport 5 (Robert Pollard) post I'm sure. I already linked to your blog, feel free to do the same :)

Unknown said...

Greetings from Boston, MA. Many thanks for all the great posts, especially of Jim Shepard material. Very much obliged. Thanks, NSB