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Hoffman - Serenity : Album Out Now

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My album Serenity is now available on pre-release directly from the Slime Shop!. At 4 quid, I'd say thats a bargain! It will be available from other digital stores next week and on CD sometime around mid-march.

http://slimeshop.co.uk/product/hoffman-serenity-lp
added on the 2015-02-23 14:21:37 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Purchased!
Bandcamp pls? :)
added on the 2015-02-23 14:45:48 by Gargaj Gargaj
Should be up there next week.
added on the 2015-02-23 14:47:26 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
wait, is this a physical release?
added on the 2015-02-23 14:56:26 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
" and on CD sometime around mid-march."
well the site sais LP and not digital download so it COUL be vinyl as well ;P
but yeah hard to imagine they sell anything but the digital tracks for that money.

anyway, im sold!
added on the 2015-02-23 15:15:23 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Got it now, great Album! Everyone should buy it.

One little criticism tho: why is it so hard for digital download paltforms to make a nice archive for download?

read:
- a meaningful folder name (unlike SLM127)
- leading tracknumbers in the filenames (although the files are tagged fine)
- also bundling the press-release as .docx is fine, but it would look better if the .tmp file word creates wouldnt be inside the archive (but hey, at least now i know .docx is just a zipped up bunch of xml files)

All this isnt a showstopper and in the end its about the music (which, again, is excellent!) but it makes me wonder why the mp3 release scene and its dusty old rules and standards are still miles ahead of online stores.
added on the 2015-02-23 17:22:31 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Even better: PDF instead of DOCX.

Will buy it once it's out on Bandcamp.
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- also bundling the press-release as .docx is fine

There is never an excuse for docx.

Besides this: Hooray new music by Hoffman! Way more important than proprietary file-formats :)
added on the 2015-02-23 18:10:21 by numtek numtek
Great!!!
added on the 2015-02-23 19:59:24 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
This music rocks, hoffman. Now wishfully waiting for the CD! =)
added on the 2015-02-23 23:03:19 by neoman neoman
Was listening to the previews on Soundcloud. This is a seriously good album. Especially "Think About the Time" which blew me away. Will be buying shortly.

I'd be all over a vinyl release, should that happen to occur sometime in the near future. (Please?)
added on the 2015-02-24 01:13:04 by jmph jmph
Cool can you bring a CD i can buy too Revision ?
<Inara Serra> "Why would I ever wanna leave Serenity ?"
<Mal Reynolds> "Can't think of a reason ... "
<cargo hold> "moooo .... mmmmooooooo"

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a meaningful folder name (unlike SLM127)

...because it's the gorram release catalogue number on the label ?!
added on the 2015-03-03 13:00:36 by d0DgE d0DgE
Will buy some physical copies just to give them back to h0ffman when he wins a competition at Revision ;)
added on the 2015-03-03 13:14:56 by D.Fox D.Fox
Quote:

Quote:

a meaningful folder name (unlike SLM127)

...because it's the gorram release catalogue number on the label ?!

My bad its SLM129 ;)
and yes im aware that its the catalogue number but who does sort his music collection like that (except labels and hopeless completionists, obviously)?
added on the 2015-03-03 13:21:46 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Catalogue number is okay as long as it's not the only thing in the name (e.g. "SLM129 Hoffman - Serenity" would be sane).

So, bandcamp? ;)
I should have some CD's before Revision, will donate some for the compos if you want DFox.
added on the 2015-03-03 13:35:35 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
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I should have some CD's before Revision, will donate some for the compos if you want DFox.

I won't say no to that :)
added on the 2015-03-03 13:38:46 by D.Fox D.Fox
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Catalogue number is okay as long as it's not the only thing in the name (e.g. "SLM129 Hoffman - Serenity" would be sane).

So, bandcamp? ;)

i know im nitpicking here but i would strongly prefer "Hoffman - Serenity (SLM129)" (or something) to not fuck with the directory sorting.
everybody has a slightly different method of organizing their media of couese, so there probably is no perfect solution that fits anybody (although just the cat. number seems close to the worst).
anyway, i think we made our point and i dont wanna turn this into a uncalled for bitching thread either - in the end its just about the pakaging and not the product (but imagine you could buy a cd with a perfectly printed, nice and informative booklet for 2 euros on the blackmarket or the same cd with a cheap printed b/w inlay in the record store for 15 euros...).
added on the 2015-03-03 14:00:45 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Andy from the label asked me to post this up for you guys.

"Thanks for all your input, we're always looking for feedback on how to improve things, and will make sure press releases are in PDF format from now on and that we categorise the .rar files in a clearer way - but above all thanks for supporting this release and Hoffman's music!"

Also, Slime doesn't have a Bandcamp, but I'll be uploading it myself there at some point very shortly.

And lastly, if you would like a Wav copy of the album, simply email your purchase confirmation to Slime and Andy will send you over a copy.
added on the 2015-03-03 14:16:16 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Bandcamp (sorry for the colours!)

https://hoffman.bandcamp.com/releases
added on the 2015-03-04 14:45:10 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Thanks a lot \o/
Cheers Saga :)
added on the 2015-03-04 19:06:32 by djh0ffman djh0ffman

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