Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Word from Your Blogger

Hello, and welcome to Mr Phreek's Anokist Emporium!

I suppose you may be sitting there asking, "Who needs another music blog?" It's a fair question, but I think I have a fair answer. I really started this blog to promote my own music. I've been recording music since I was 17 (as of this posting, I've been 30 for two months) and I like a lot of it. I'm not one of these people who can't listen to my own music - on the contrary, I don't see the point in making music if I don't want to listen to it myself. To paraphrase Johnny Rotten, I make the noises I want to hear.

Over the years, I've recorded everything from punk and hardcore to noise to spacerock to black metal to industrial to free jazz to weirdo improv music - basically, anything that reflects my mood at the time I'm recording. I've also been in a number of bands, and I'll be posting recordings of them here, as well.

As for other bands, I'll be posting some of them, too, but only as long as I have the blessings of one or more members of the band and/or label. It's important to me that the artists support what I'm doing here, and I don't feel right posting music without permission. Of course, this self-imposed ruling is subject to change, especially if I can't locate members of a band. In that case, I'll remove any music that the band doesn't want posted. Just send me a message and ask nicely.

In the unlikely case that you own a label and you would like to release some of my music, I'll be happy to replace direct download links with links to where people can buy the music.

It has always been my dream to have a label of my own, and this is probably the closest I'll ever come. I hope you enjoy some of what I have to offer.

Stop by anytime!
-Mr Phreek.

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