Alphatester is well thank you ! Fév09

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Alphatester is well thank you !

It seems that things have been on the quiet side. Yes and no. The apparent label activity has slowed down considerably on Alphatester compared to the years 2000-2002. The Ecosystem part of the website has somewhat been moved and developed on a new project Dogmazic.net in association with people from musique-libre.com. The problem we were facing at the time is that our music hasn’t been published legally, not that it was illegal to acquire the compilation “Contact”, but no license was provided to inform our public, that the music could be copied, played and shared freely. The open licenses for music hadn’t made it to our consciences yet. So with Dogmazic, which has become one of the referential archive for open licenses music the focus is on information and development.
Most of Alphatester catalog will remain available freely as mp3, which means that if you don’t have a music budget, you will still be able to play your favourites Alphatunes.
On the other hand people who want to buy some of our music to help sustaining the label and encourage the artists will be able to do so and we make sure that the quality of what we sell will be worth the money !
On the production side, things haven’t stop although the absence of hard-copy releases.
We are working on compiling the 5 previous years of various work. Electron X (who are sadly no more!) should see a proper compilation release later this year. But one half of the band is working on a new album under the name “Dakat”
We have signed last year an indie band “Daramone” from London, their various EPs are going to be remastered and released on a full length album.
Flat Ed will see his back catalog treated the same way, and a compilation is on the way, with probably a few unreleased stuff.
We are also having another terrific band joining the Alphatester stable, but we can’t say much yet.
So there is loads on our “todo”, and 2007 will be a complete rebirth for the label. So stay in tune !