The one-year anniversary of the Bomarr Blog being back is next Wednesday, April 14. To celebrate this milestone, I was going to wait until next week to announce that I'm no longer going to put up with Blogger's bullshit, and I'm jumping the gun (my inevitable shutdown) by moving to self-hosting. Unfortunately, I just got yet ANOTHER unnecessary takedown notice from Blogger today, so I'm going to go ahead and let you all know now that The Bomarr Blog will now be located at blog.bomarr.net .
Blogger has been on a rampage as of late, shutting down many great mp3 blogs that are just trying to help promote up-and-coming artists and/or get the word out about music they like. Often times, like myself, offering up links to where the full albums can be purchased. A good portion of the time, they remove content that the blogger actually had PERMISSION to post. I'd understand if I was posting Beatles discographies and things of that nature, but I'm not. I've also done nothing but cooperate with them when things have been taken down, but they still send repeat notices even after I've removed the offending content. When they issue a takedown, they set your post back to "draft" status, which allows you to edit it and re-publish. They clearly say "You may re-publish the posts with the offending content and/or link(s) removed." A while back, they did this for a Yeasayer track I posted, and I removed it immediately. Two weeks later, I got a notice for the same post, even though the link to the "infringing" mp3 was already long gone. This counted as 2 strikes against me. They just did the same thing today for a Tobacco remix of a Health song that I posted last week. On top of that, they even removed a post of a Bassnectar mp3 that I got FROM THE ARTIST. After speaking with Bassnectar, he confirmed that neither he, nor his label or management had anything to do with it.
So, to sum up my rant....Blogger wins. I'm moving. I can't put up with your bullshit anymore and you make it too difficult to contest things, even when you're wrong, so I bid you farewell.
Posting will not be interrupted at all. Everything stays the same aside from the web address. So please, update your bookmarks, find me on Twitter , and come visit me at my new home
Alexander Chen is mostly known for his Boy In Static project, which led him to release music on Markus Acher (The Notwist)'s Alien Transistor label as well as tour around the US opening for 13 & God. This time around, Alexander has shed his Boy In Static persona and taken on a new one, The Consulate General. His debut record Person Number came out yesterday on Circle Into Square records. The record features appearances from members of Slowdive, Montag, Sole & The Skyrider Band and Misha. Alexander also has a new EP coming out next month titled What Time Is It Now, which features remixes from Blue Sky Black Death, Lymbyc System & T.H. White. He also has a really awesome website you can check out below.
The Normal was a short-lived project started by Daniel Miller, founder of the influential Mute label back in the late '70's. Daniel only had a couple of releases under this moniker, primarily this 2-song single, which featured the minimalist classic "Warm Leatherette." Daniel also went on to produce such acts as Depeche Mode, Erasure, Wire and DAF. You can find out even more about him in the amazing Synth Britannia documentary.
Really great track from the brand new Low Limit / Lando Kal split 12" Golden Handshake. These guys usually team up to form Lazer Sword, but this time around, they each do their own thing, dishing out 3 songs a piece for the Glasgow-based Numbers label.
Pelican City is the former alias of a very famous producer. You've heard of him. Look it up. "The Fool" takes its main sample from one of my favorite records ever. This is from his first release "The Chilling Effect," the soundtrack to a fictional film.