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Scateren contains impulses, moments, snapshots, environments, interpretations, places to escape, ones i've been to, ones I long for, and ones I maybe just imagine; people i know, like, dislike, laughed with, hurt, was hurt by, fell in love with, ignored, met, followed.
In a way these 13 tracks are all scrambled. Some of them happened before the time they apply to. Others were perfect for their moment and remained good afterwards. One or two recreate a time long gone. They lack finish, polish, post production, decent mixing, mastering, etc, etc, etc. (etc.), all the things they say make a professional record. They are completely awash in reverb too. Oh and the ends are cut. I hope this will not prevent you from experiencing them, just as it did not stop me. I like them, and I am content to have them shared.
I wrote this in 2005.
I have mixed feelings towards the recording industry at this point. I do not particularly agree to the model and I do not exactly like the patterns. Go grab a Nano and hold it. Feel how things are becoming obsolete, much quicker than one can handle. I was offered to have these commercially released, but that is not something I would now be happy with.
Then there's the music vs money issue. Well I did not conceive the music with money in mind so why should you pay for it anyway? I, like you, enjoy a good freebie. So here`s your treat. Grab Scateren, spread it, make a CD for your car and friends. (Don't charge or you will burn in hell.)
Plus, this way it will never run out of stock. It will never get dusty on your shelf. Or if you make and lose a CD, you can always recreate it from the files. And last, I don't think I kept the originals anyway. So, if you feel you're stuck with compressed audio, then tough.
This release is originally available in high quality OGG format. To download from Kahvi, click here.
Additionally, these MP3 versions will be available for a limited time only.
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Uhm, how do I listen to .OGG files?
Scateren is encoded using the open source OGG Vorbis codec. It sounds loads better than MP3 and is not burdened by license fees. If you can only listen to MP3, grab the podcast files from Kahvi. Alternatively, Winamp will play OGG, as will iTunes with the Quicktime Components (google).
Is this related to LP3 in any way?
Yes and no, parts of Scateren could have been LP3 but not any more.
But Scateren *is* LP3, in the sense that LP3 is now a digital-only release.
What can I do with this album?
Scateren's Creative Commons Music License allows you to listen, broadcast, and distribute the music to your friends. You cannot use it for any commercial purpose. For any other use you must contact the author, and subsequently credit them.
Can I burn it to a CD? Can I put it on my iPod?
Yes. To put Scateren on your MP3 player, get the mp3/iPod version, or decode the ogg files to mp3.
Can I make a torrent? Can I share it on slsk?
I am giving you something for free. All I'm asking in return is that you point your friends to this page, instead of uploading a copy for fast-food-style consumption.
I'd like to remix a track
Sorry but I can't provide any instruments, patches, samples, tracks, arrangements, ensembles.., files. You can always try and insist, but I still can't guarantee that it will happen.
I want to release this
I want a track for my V/A compilation
I don't care.
I have another question
Email [eesn at here.is].
Send me a postcard: