Here’s a little, well-done video portrait of Jukka (Giardini di Mirò). Actually I don’t understand very much, since it’s in Italian, but from what I got, it’s not just about the band or music, but also Jukka’s job as a social worker and his political ideas.
Our actitivies with the label have been pretty low in the recent months. We haven’t released anything new since a year, but it feels even longer than that. There are various reasons for our hiatus and maybe I’ll write a blog post about it someday.
But right now I just want to tell you, that we are preparing a comeback release - the new album by Tellaro! We’re still working out the details, but we hope to have it available for you very soon. Subscribe to our newsletter or our RSS feed to be informed.
We don’t have a booth at this year’s Pop Up exhibition in Leipzig, but we’ve been invited to join a discussion panel called “Wir haben die Asche, wo bleibt der Phönix? – Die Musikbranche vor einem neuen Anfang” (topic: new strategies for the music industry).
Amanda is on tour with her backing band “The Sketchy Indians”:
15.05. D - Hannover, Feinkost Lampe
16.05. D - Berlin, Magnet
17.05. D - Kiel, Prinz Willy
18.05. DK - Kopenhagen, Rahuset
19.05. D - Hamburg, Hafenklang
20.05. D - Würzburg, Cairo
21.05. D - Bielefeld, Forum
22.05. D - Aachen, AZ
23.05. D - Neunkirchen/Saar, Juz
24.05. D - Karlsruhe, Jubez
26.05. F - Paris, Le Klub
28.05. D - Essen, Emokeller (solo show)
29.05. D - Halle, Reilstrasse
30.05. CZ - Brno, Sklenena Louka
01.06. I - Carpi, Mattatoio Culture Club
03.06. A - Wien, Arena
05.06. A - Höchst, Quo Vadis Stadel
06.06. D - Freiburg, White Rabbit
07.06. D - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
08.06. NL - Haarlem, Patronaat
09.06. NL - Leiden, SUB071
10.06. LUX - Luxembourg, D:Qliq
11.06. D - Giessen, MuK
12.06. D - Hof, Grüne Haidt
13.06. D - Dortmund, FZW
14.06. D - Stuttgart, Jugendhaus West
07.03. D - München, Kranhalle
08.03. D - Dresden, Scheune
09.03. D - Schorndorf, Manufaktur
10.03. D - Hamburg, Molotow
11.03. D - Berlin, Magnet Club
12.03. D - Leipzig, Conne Island
13.03. D - Karlsruhe, Jubez
14.03. BE - Brussels, Vaartkapoen
15.03. D - Freiburg, Mensabar
Finally here’s a resume about our “Pick a price”-offer.
A little history: In November we’ve offered nine CDs from our catalog. Everybody (within Germany) could choose one of those CDs, which we sent to him/her without charging anything, not even the costs for shipping. Along with the CD, we’ve send a letter that described the expenses involved in making such a record and asked people to pay whatever they feel is appropriate (here is the original post).
The offer caused quite a rush and after a few days we stopped it because we already had about 500 orders, which was a lot to cope with for just the two of us.
The reactions were overwhelmingly positive. A couple of blogs wrote about it, some magazines mentioned it and we were asked to give some radio interviews.
But even more important: we’ve got a lot of encouraging emails from people who ordered a CD.
The next day after we’ve sent out the CDs, the first payments started pouring in and we were thrilled. But now, three month after we’ve sent out the CDs, we are a little bit disheartened.
Actually we didn’t have any concrete expectations when we’ve started this. We didn’t define any target figures and we didn’t have any other specific goals. It was an experiment done out of curiosity. So we don’t think of it in terms of success or failure. Still the results allow some conclusions, which aren’t that optimistic.
We moved our website to a new server. There may be some links or functions that don’t work yet. If you spot a bug, please let us know.
Our mailorder, sonicane.com, is closed for the time being. If you want to order some records from us, just drop us an email (info AT 2ndrec DOT com) and tell us what you are interested in and where you live. We will get back to you with a quote and give you all order information.