If you want to skip my blabbery and get to the download straight away, DOWNLOAD HERE, check the nice widget directly below or jump to the very bottom of the post for Soundcloudery.
Also, if you can hang around for a minute to read what I have to say, please go ahead.
The “Coffee Crazy EP“.
The EP I’ve been promising for a while.
I suppose it’s due, pretty much, as it’s roughly seven months since my last album.
One has to keep moving, and I sure as heck want to make more music, and I gotta get the stuff out before that.
Before going further, I want to use this chance to thank each and every fan who participated in the free-Fanu-album-download craze we had recently.
Through my website alone, there were over 3,500+ downloads, which is insane and way more I imagined there’d ever be.
I know I’d never reach those numbers through traditional web stores, so let’s say this method of sharing music through social media looks quite promising, and I hope this one will work out at least half as well as the album thing did.
This EP is a “pay-what-you-want” type of release, which I haven’t done before, and I’m curious to find out how it’ll do.
I’m not saying it’s a “please-don’t-pay-me-anything” type of release, but you’re not obliged to pay anything: you’re free to download it, of course.
Also, as some people who downloaded the free albums said “I gladly would’ve paid you for these free albums” when I gave them out, now is your chance.
However, if you don’t find the EP good enough or if you’re a bit low on the cashmunny, hey, no blaming fingers will be pointed at anyone.
But share the music at least, please.
To get the EP, surf your funky web ship to Fanu page at Noisetrade.com, or, check the fancy widget below.
Also, if you wish, grab a coffee-themed Lightless desktop picture pack by clicking here; it’s done by the ever-so-amazing Mark Tarnashinsky.
If you’d like to get a desktop picture pack with the standard Lightless logo, look no further.
(if you wish, you can preview but not download the tracks thru my Soundcloud)
I’m also extremely delighted to say that “I Love You, Coffee” blog – a blog specializing in all things coffee – premiered the EP!
Check it out while listening to the tunes and downing that divine black brew of your choice.
I had to write a little description for the EP, so here goes (feel free to use this when spreading the word / blogging about the release etc):
Coffee Crazy EP was born out of Fanu’s love for coffee – the black nectar of gods, the ultimate fuel behind every crazy multitalent, the sweet liquid that keeps us running in the long run, the ultimate nerve-firing ingredient that even Agent Cooper downed with passion.
“Perky Percolator Jam” kicks off the jam with playful vibes, rolling breaks, and a double bass line, making you feel as perky as if you had just gulped down good sips of that percolator brew.
“Above Waters” describes the ethereal vibe you have while on a coffee high, making you feel like you’re floating above the sea.
“Bad Coffee” got its name from a bad coffee experience Fanu had at St. Petersburg train station. Fanu had to put the horror into some kind of form to get it out of his system, and this is the result.
“Espresso Deluxe” is a sweet combination of rich yet smooth elements that lets you savor the subtlety and intricacy you might find in a classy cup of good-quality coffee.
“Mocca Overdose”. Another case of putting bad experiences into musical form. Fanu downed two percolators worth of mocca + a few cups of filter coffee in a few hours (true story!), and the result was very heavy and brooding that seemed to last a little too long – just like this track. Enjoy with caution!
This EP is my praise for coffee, obviously.
Get some of that black nectar of gods while enjoying this.
It’s not illegal to listen to it while sipping some quality tea, either.
I’d also ask you to do me the biggest favor and share this EP in the social media.
Share the release through the release page.
That is the least you can do for an artist you like these days.
What I aim the most for is getting my music around, making sure it gets heard by as many people as possible.
I’ll also say a few words relating to the artistic introspection in my blog some time ago.
After that, I received a lot of praise and positive comments both online as well as at gigs.
I’ve had to realize – and admit it – that as an artist, I’m a little bipolar sometimes: I’m loving it all most of the time but there’s times when I can’t help feeling “Is it worth it?” which is kind is of lame of me: as long as I’m enjoying making music, it will always be “worth it” as that’s why I make music.
And it’ll always result in releases like this at least.