Now Accepting Submissions for “The Road Ahead” experimental music compilation!



Argali Records Netlabel is now accepting submissions for the “The Road Ahead” compilation. For this project, we are primarily looking for experimental electronica, avant-garde music, industrial, IDM/glitch, audio collage (especially if it utilizes ephemeral material and/or Creative Commons licensed work), and similar permutations of these genres.  We also accept noise, but please no harsh wall noise (we are big fans of dynamics and compositional evolution). While the above-listed styles are our main focus, we are not limiting submissions to these directions. When in doubt, send in a song and we will tell you what we think about it. If you need examples about what we are all about, first feel free to check out our previous compilation “Time Will Pass”. In addition, feel free to not only check out our releases on Argali, as well as those of our allied net-label friends at Timetheory, Clinical Archives, Treetrunk, etc.

Submission Guidelines:
We are looking for songs/compositions/soundscapes ranging from one to ten minutes in length. One song per band/musician, please. Preferably unreleased and/or new material when possible. We accept .MP3 or .WAV format files (.WAV being preferred so that the file can be transcoded into other formats). IMPORTANT: Sound files MUST be AT LEAST 192kbps .mp3 format or higher/comparable, 320kbps or higher greatly preferred. (Lower bitrates will NOT be accepted). Argali Records Netlabel (via John Lithium’s “Lithium Industries” Soundcloud site) has a DropBox one can use to submit tracks. Alternatively, one can use YouSendIt to send the track to c h a n d l e r n [a t] g m a i l [d o t] c o m. These methods are the preferred methods for getting your music to us. If you’d like to utilize a different way, get in touch either through WordPress or email and I’ll see what we can do. IMPORTANT: When you submit your song, please be sure to clearly label your file with your project/song name. If you have a site/Soundcloud/etc, feel free to include that as well. We will be including an ‘band/musician’ list in the linear notes and/or graphic design of the finished project.

There is no concrete deadline for when submissions can be submitted. We will be accepting submissions continuously, and will begin promoting the project further when an acceptable/sizable amount of submissions have been collected. Though this will most likely will not be an issue, Argali Records reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason (when in doubt, ask…we don’t bite) and we also reserve the right to volume master songs that are too loud (note that this will probably not be an issue, as we are talking unbelievably loud/unlistenably loud levels of volume).

Pictures/Art: We are also accepting graphics/art submissions for this compilation as well. Augment your auditory experience with a visual component! In terms of what we will NOT accept, see above (basically no overly graphic/political material etc), but in terms of what we WILL accept we are basically saying almost anything goes here (especially since this is the first time the graphic design of the release was not either handled in house or by one specific individual). While Argali releases graphics usually are around 1500×1500 or 3000×1500 (basically ‘cd booklet/cover’ format), we will accept smaller or larger images (as long as it’s larger than a thumbnail and smaller than a two-bedroom apartment). Images can be sent to the email listed above, the same basic rules apply (clearly label the file, etc).

Conceptual Food For Thought: No specific theme. The title “The Road Ahead” was mainly selected as being forward looking following the previous compilations theme of “Time Will Pass”, focused (at least conceptually) on the 2012 ‘apocalypse fear’ (and subsequent time afterwords).

IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/CONCERNS/ETC, FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT: argalirecordsnetlabel @ Thank you again for your continued support and encouragement. 🙂

~ by John Lithium on July 31, 2013.

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