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IHM Comp IV disc 1

The fourth compilation of music from members of the i hate music community has just been released. As always it is a net release that can be streamed or downloaded in its entirety from the IHM Comp IV page. I’ve submitted a track for each of the IHM Comps to date and once again a piece of my music has made it in. I almost always try to submit something that is representative of current directions in my music for these comps and my piece for this more or less continues in that direction. More or less as I’d think of it as a transitional piece – I’m not likely to do something quite like this again.  It also follows on directly from the piece I did for the last comp and is the middle piece of a proposed trilogy of pieces.  Anyway give it a listen along with the rest of the comp which was brilliantly put together by Alastair Wilson. Thanks to Al and all those who participated in making  the music, imagery and site.

The third ihatemusic comp is now up and it once again features a track of my own generation. This is I believe the first track of mine, since the last ihatemusic comp. As with Comp II the comp is divided into two parts, this time it is Building and Butte (pictured above). My track, False Consciousness, is in the Butte section, though listening to Building now I have to say it is well worth downloading as well.  In fact the whole comp is, there is a lot of music there from people who are doing outstanding work. Be sure to check out Jesse Kudler, Ian Fraset, Tim Albro, Richard Kammerman, Dave Barnes, Graham Stephenson, Bryan Eubanks, Joe Foster and Vanessa Rossetto just for starters.  These folks are consistently doing strong work. And then of course there will be the hidden gems, so grab em all. One nice change this year is that all the tracks are available in lossless FLAC format as well as mp3, so I’d recommend grabbing those and burning your own CD.

So much thanks and congratulations to Grisha who put this together, and to “Olaf Oxleay” who did the webpages.