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    Posted: May 11 2011 at 15:13
Karda Estra - New Worlds - Free album.
 
12 futurist nostalgia instrumental tracks including collaborations with Kavus Torabi (Knifeworld, Cardiacs), Don Falcone & Bridget Wishart (Spirits Burning, Hawkwind) and Stu Rowe (Lighterthief, Andy Partridge).

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Free 256k mp3 (same quality as Amazon/i-tunes) download at:
http://www.gimmesound.com/KARDAESTRA/

Pay what you want (min 1) for 320k mp3 or lossless formats:
http://kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/new-worlds

Who plays what:
http://kardaestra.110mb.com/newworlds.htm

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2011 at 16:11
Awesome! I love some Karda Estra.
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This is awesome! Huge fan of Eve!

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Originally posted by Karda Estra Karda Estra wrote:

Karda Estra - New Worlds - Free album.
 
12 futurist nostalgia instrumental tracks including collaborations with Kavus Torabi (Knifeworld, Cardiacs), Don Falcone & Bridget Wishart (Spirits Burning, Hawkwind) and Stu Rowe (Lighterthief, Andy Partridge).

2 Options:

Free 256k mp3 (same quality as Amazon/i-tunes) download at:
http://www.gimmesound.com/KARDAESTRA/

Pay what you want (min 1) for 320k mp3 or lossless formats:
http://kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/new-worlds

Who plays what:
http://kardaestra.110mb.com/newworlds.htm

Best wishes,
Richard


Great news Richard! Will there be a physical pressing at any point?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Karda Estra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2011 at 01:35

Thanks for the feedback everyone - much appreciated.

Gazzardian' question -  'Great news Richard! Will there be a physical pressing at any point?'


That's the question I've been thinking about the last few months...

The answer is just digital.

Now I'm all for CD's - I've released around 19 factory pressed CD's and even oversaw the whole process for some of them during my 7 years day job working at EMI CD. And I understand the argument for not giving away music for free.

But...

I've been quite fortunate that I've been able to break even on all my bizzaro, non-gigging album projects but it's getting increasingly more time consuming promoting enough to make pressing up worthwhile - the last album WEIRD TALES proved pretty difficult distro and review-wise. Also, my current day job being a music and disability charity co-director needs a lot of time put into it at the moment - this economic climate is not good for charities.

So I decided to give the new album away digital only. Hopefully it's good enough that people will want to tell others about it. With a bit of luck, more people will pick up on what Karda Estra is all about and investiagte the back catalogue. And for those who've followed me this far, it will be a nice prezzie.

 

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Great news. Will download soon!

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Originally posted by Karda Estra Karda Estra wrote:

Thanks for the feedback everyone - much appreciated.

Gazzardian' question -  'Great news Richard! Will there be a physical pressing at any point?'


That's the question I've been thinking about the last few months...

The answer is just digital.

Now I'm all for CD's - I've released around 19 factory pressed CD's and even oversaw the whole process for some of them during my 7 years day job working at EMI CD. And I understand the argument for not giving away music for free.

But...

I've been quite fortunate that I've been able to break even on all my bizzaro, non-gigging album projects but it's getting increasingly more time consuming promoting enough to make pressing up worthwhile - the last album WEIRD TALES proved pretty difficult distro and review-wise. Also, my current day job being a music and disability charity co-director needs a lot of time put into it at the moment - this economic climate is not good for charities.

So I decided to give the new album away digital only. Hopefully it's good enough that people will want to tell others about it. With a bit of luck, more people will pick up on what Karda Estra is all about and investiagte the back catalogue. And for those who've followed me this far, it will be a nice prezzie.

 

Cheers,

Richard


Fair answer Smile 

I've given it a spin now and I really like this one, so hopefully it will spread pretty well. After I've listened to it enough times I'll write a review here. Good luck!
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Thanks all!  Yes, spreading the word is very much appreciated - at least the job should be a lot easier when the album is free.
 
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Magical and beautiful music.  I'm really impressed.
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Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Magical and beautiful music.  I'm really impressed.
 
 
 
Many thanks, Epignosis - appreciate that and v. pleased you're enjoying it.
 
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