While you may stream or download Insulation Kit for free, please recognize that I have spent many hundreds of hours creating the album, and I would appreciate your support if you enjoyed listening. These days, a lot people are accustomed to getting music for free, but in order to keep devoting time to making music like this, I need to make some income on the album. Makes sense, right? I'm using Bandcamp as my sales platform because it allows you to pay what you want for the music based on what you feel it's worth. So, even if you find streaming on Spotify convenient, please consider also pitching in on my Bandcamp page.
Where will your money go?
1) Distribution: You can help recoup my out-of-pocket costs to distribute the music to Spotify, iTunes, and other vendors.
2) Equipment: I no longer have access to the equipment that was available at school, so I'll need to purchase instruments and software in order to continue making this kind of music independently.
3) Physical media: Even today, it's important. CDs, not digital downloads, are what sell at events, but the up-front cost of ordering CDs is high.
If you enjoyed Insulation Kit and want to hear more music like it, please consider helping out by purchasing the music for whatever price you feel it's worth.
Altered Axiom's debut album, Insulation Kit, introduces the sound of frozen jazz: fixed and electronic—yet alive, conversational, and kaleidoscopic. This is a new kind of music that shares some of the DNA of jazz, art rock, and electronic music but maintains its own, individual sense of aesthetics. With eight tracks featuring contributions from Elena Hodges, Keren Abreu, and Hans Bilger, the album immerses listeners in spaces of introspection, loneliness, wonder, and elation. Insulation Kit demands full concentration as it navigates a vision of the American landscape, at times bleak but not without hope.
Read more and participate at alteredaxiom.com