Posted on June 12th, 2023
Filed under: Music News — Karl Olson @ 10:42 am
First up, the whole album, Deep Neurotic Network, which loosely captures some future tech anxiety mixed up with the usual otaku life nonsense:
It’s also on all major platforms: Bandcamp, Amazon, Apple, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, YouTube Music & more.
Don’t your favorite platform listed? Check the hyperfollow page for Deep Neurotic Network for updates.
However, there’s also some cheap & cheerful lyric videos to go with this release too, so here’s a playlist of those:
I strictly speaking have lyrics on deck and sorted for another LP already, but I don’t see myself getting to that in any specific time line, so run this one up for now.
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Posted on March 7th, 2023
Filed under: Music News — Karl Olson @ 1:48 pm
Yep, as we wrap up a long winter, here’s something to warm y’all up.
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Posted on November 23rd, 2022
Filed under: General,Music News,Videos — Karl Olson @ 12:53 am
First, the last point: everything social I’m doing/have done should be in this hyperfollow link, or at least that’s my plan. I’m leaning towards Mastodon though. Still, open to other parachutes, probably actively posting about them on my accounts too.
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Posted on October 29th, 2022
Filed under: Music News,Videos — Karl Olson @ 6:10 pm
I’ll do another post soon, but for now, enjoy this track about the best holiday decoration for any holiday, the 12 Foot Skeleton:
Bandcamp (Free Download):
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Posted on May 22nd, 2022
Filed under: Music News — Karl Olson @ 3:59 pm
A mostly complete mirror of music (barring subscriber exclusives & stuff I never put back on Bandcamp) is now up on archive.org thanks to a friendly bot. Call it the creative commons at work.
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Posted on March 2nd, 2022
Filed under: Music News — Karl Olson @ 10:44 am
Okay. So in case you missed it, Bandcamp was just bought by Epic Games. Long story short, it doesn’t look like anything is going to change here any time soon at Bandcamp according to the hagiographic press release/blog post they made about it.
As such, I’m going to let things ride for now. Like many of you, I have major concerns about the cut that Bandcamp takes going up the chain to Epic & its major investor Tencent, but honestly, I was never happy to deal with PayPal all the time either. That’s always kind of been a trade off with e-commerce, though the history of Bandcamp’s new corporate parents rightfully gives many people pause. If you’re among them, I understand and support you 100% if you no longer want to support artists via Bandcamp. However, so long as Bandcamp isn’t making artists and listeners do anything that seems any different to the current deal here, it is probably still the best place to support me and any other musician who offers music through that platform, for better or worse.
Conversely, should being on Bandcamp ever force me or y’all into a deal that’s harmful, in whatever form that could take, then I will fold up shop here, or should that some how be an even greater risk, I will heavily encourage everyone to shop elsewhere by any means available to me. I’ll redirect the ultraklystron.com domain too, and I’ll post another update like this with my next steps if things go sideways due to Epic/Bandcamp.
Still, I want to thank you all again for supporting me via Bandcamp since 2009. I hope we all can continue that, and if not, I’m right there with you all. I’ve been through this often over the past 20 years ago with mp3 dot com, amp3 dot com, ampcast, myspace, etc. If this is another loss, at least I can tell you with some certainty that someone, somewhere will eventually find that to be an opportunity to do something good for us all again.
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Posted on February 17th, 2022
Filed under: Music News,Videos — Karl Olson @ 11:55 am
It keeps happening. 10 more 174bpm Drum n’ Bass rollers. Candy themed naming because I am really running through ideas here. Also, I think the LP sounds sweet, ha.
And the easy youtube full LP version:
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Posted on August 1st, 2021
Filed under: Music News,Videos — Karl Olson @ 11:45 pm
Swear I named this album well before that 10 out of 10 review. Just ask my Bandcamp subscribers/fan club members who have had this LP for months.
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Posted on July 23rd, 2021
Filed under: Music News — Karl Olson @ 10:21 am
Yep, Nick de Reiger, one of the fine folks over at Gaming Boulevard did an extensive interview with me about my new album Karlland, my thoughts on Nerdcore, my production process, how Hyperpop came into my mix of genres, plus thoughts on video games, anime and manga. It’s a long read, but I think it’s a pretty good one!
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Posted on July 13th, 2021
Filed under: Music News — Karl Olson @ 8:12 am
To be honest, even I still can’t believe this review:
Nodball gives Ultraklystron’s Karlland a 10 out of 10 (archive.org copy)
But if you can believe it, well then by all means run it up: