I registred just because I want to say something to this too.
The ignorance and arogance of some people here is mind blowing. Not as mind blowing as “lone deranger” or “are you shpongled” where for me the other day though. Thank god.
“some people don’t have the money to buy all the music they want to listen to” - he said and bought cigarettes for the day… ridiculous. if the music is not worth the little money for you then you are not worth the music. period.
“downloading is promotion” yes sure, that’s why most underground labels go down… stupid.
“donate button” a yes.. “donate button”.. I have one on my website too, download all my music for free and if you like it, donate me something… over all networks and all my releases I’m somewhere around 20’000 downloads, guessing from the feedback and reviews the music seems to be quite ok too.. total donations: 100 Euro (thank you very much for this, It’s highly appreciated!)
Do you know what I did with that amount on my paypal account now? Luckily I have a day job, so I bought pretty much all twisted releases I like AGAIN, I’ll give them to various people I know who listen to twisted music for years but still don’t have the CDs. I can’t say that I really like all that is being done at twisted, but for sure this label is one of the backbones of this scene and if there aren’t enough psytrancers out there to support this backbone I don’t know what to think of the people I see at parties anymore.
Simon, I find it a good move, that you were honest about the situation here. I think a lot of people who rather buy cigarettes, spliff or drugs than music (thinking it would expand their mind more than the music maybe) don’t realize that there ARE NO OTHERS who buy the music.
With “download, like, buy” it’s like with people who get attacked on the street or people who hear screaming in the neighbours house but don’t help or call the police because they believe somebody else would do so. THEY ARE NOT. nobody else is doing what you should.