Twisted, offer up your entire catalogue down to the very last vinyl and bizarrely obscure spin-off project and sell it all in FLAC with high-resolution cover art for less than you charge people for the physical media. I’d buy tons.
Amen! I see this very issue in very much the same way.
When I discovered Vibraspheres artist shop on the service known as MusicDock, where I could buy all their releases, singles, albums, even some remix stuff in lossless quality and for a really nice price, guess what I did? I bought _all_ of it at once. I even owned a few of those releases from before on physical media.
If Twisted were to offer up digital downloads with equal or _better_ quality than the physical media, and at a price that counts in the user disadvantage of having to back up stuff locally (the only proper advantage of physical media imo), I would go on a wild shopping spree.
And yes, obscurities, rarities and deleted old stuff is definitely interesting, and selling that for a reasonable price would probably be a nice bonus? Not much investment needed to make that happen?
I will add that I continually buy CDs and Compact Sticks of psytrance and other electronic music, but only when the releases are not available as a lossless quality file elsewhere. I did order the new Shpongle album too, and I’ll continue to buy music.
Like Basilisk, I consider my respectable collection of vinyl and CDs to be very impractical, the covers are awesome in many cases, but the medium is hardly convenient compared to using my Squeezebox or fiddling in Traktor.
Here is to a brave new world in which digital full lossless quality files are also shipped from Twisteds webshop
So long and thanks for all the tunes.