Hello everyone, hello Simon
So I read the 22 pages of the thread and I got pretty irritated by the troll. I just feel sorry for the people who answered to him but now he’s gone, I feel better.
Simon, I got pretty sad when I read about the harm that can cause illegal file-sharing to you. I’ve been doing it since years and years and even helping on a forum of a well-known P2P program. I could not realized it was so harmful for an artist until now because I love so much Shpongle. I discovered it totally randomly (on radioblog club, illegal, yes) and directly got hypnotized by the sound, the variety and the quality of this masterpiece. I don’t need to tell you how great is Shpongle, it just that I can’t find the words to express my feelings towards this particular music.
I’m a bit surprised and also confused that Shpongle is not known that much compared to others genres/projects. I found it a but shameful and I try to play the songs at some parties, just to make discoveries. Some liked, some did not but I did not ask for more, I just wanted to show something original and unique. That what I think your baby is made for. I have the opportunity to travel a lot and most often when I met totally unknown/random people the shpongle topic pops-up…and it’s a way to understand the people in front of me, each other. Also it’s how I met my girl in the USA…
I’d like apologize for stealing your album but it will be hypocritical to do so. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to be disrespectful to you, it’s just that it’s for me hypocritical. Also because “I was born” in this environment, I haven’t bought CDs since 10 years. I worked on the issue and it’s still a hot topic. I read/heard everything about it but I’ve never seen a solution emerging. So I guess it’s too late (question mark).
However, I go every 2/3 months to concerts (mostly abroad, here in France we don’t get this music easily) and I was planning to attempt the one at the end of the month but I can’t. Maybe Russia. I got several merchandises that I wear proudly. It’s the way how I support an artist, the way I belong to the Shpongle family. Really, it’s a way for me to meet you and I can’t wait for the next opportunity.
I’d like to know more about the financial condition. I know it’s business oriented and sometimes it can be antagonist to Art in general but really I’ve never understood why Shpongle does not have the chance to be known elsewhere than here. I read very little paper about Shpongle, almost none. Shpongle lacks notoriety. I don’t know how the record label is organized, I suppose it’s a team of skilled people that know how to launch an album and sell it. But why do we never hear about Shpongle? For me it’s very frustrating because it’s just unfair! In a way, it makes the music harder to get accepted towards larger audiences. Shpongle is not elitist! Shpongle awesomeness is a bit spoiled by this lack of notoriety. I wish we could have the tools to make discover Shpongle to a broader audience. Fans have a role to play and you seem to understand this need thanks to the Twisted Street Team. By the way how is it going on that project?
Concerning the return on money of Roundhouse,