Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, speaker, and author. He is the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, the founder of typography magazine 8 Faces, one half of Viewport Industries, and an electronic musician.

EP1: the details (and how to get it for free)

Posted on 14 March 2009 Comments

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I’ve been going on about my forthcoming EP for a while now, and the time has come for me to give you the full lowdown.

Release date and price

Basically, the EP – which is simply called ‘EP1’ – is being mastered right now and will be released on Monday 23rd March. At the time of writing, that’s just over one week from now. You can pay what you like for it (although there’s a minimum payment of £1), and contrary to what I’ve said before, the EP will consist of not 5 but 6 tracks. See, I’m good to you!

I’m also giving away 100 Moo cards here at SXSW to promote the EP’s release, and 50 of these cards have a promo code that will allow you to get it for free. That’s right: absolutely nothing. So if you’re at SXSW, come and see me and I’ll give you a card. You’ve got a 50% chance of getting one with the promo code! (You can tell your friends about the promo code if you like, but it can only be used 50 times, so it’d be nicer if you kept it to yourselves.)

So, there you have it. Expect to see a new sourhaze.com appear on Monday 23rd, sporting the full information about EP1. If you’d like to read more about why / how I’m doing this, check out Studio Diary parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Or if you can’t be bothered, the short version is that I’m releasing two EPs as downloads and will then be combining them into a physical format album later in the year if the sales go well enough to finance its production.

Question time

I’m having a tough time trying to describe my music right now, so I’d like to ask for your help. Based on the preview medley I released a few weeks ago, how would you describe it? Comparisons to other bands are welcome, but it’d be nice if someone could summarise the style(s) without specifically having to refer to other music. It’s a challenge, and personally I’ve become too close to the music to really offer an objective opinion. So… please help!

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