Gypsophilia's "Constellation" -- decadent old-time jazz with a klezmer touch from Halifax, Nova Scotia

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14 Responses to “Gypsophilia's "Constellation" -- decadent old-time jazz with a klezmer touch from Halifax, Nova Scotia”

  1. jetfx says:

    I first heard these guys when they played for my university’s annual ball in Halifax and I’ve like them ever since.

  2. krake says:

    your description sounds lovely. I wish I could hear the CD somehow, but the player doesn’t seem to show me any Gypsophilia.

    • Avi Schwab says:

      Grooveshark has three of their albums for some hot try-before-you-buy action: http://grooveshark.com/#/artist/Gypsophilia/830429

  3. Jenny Reiswig says:

    Hum. I just went and bought that in MP3 format, and there is no download link, and the site doesn’t indicate the album is not available yet.  But I do have a lovely paypal receipt.

  4. This sounds right up my street but the only download link I can find is for a $9.99 iTunes album am I missing something or is it a regional thing as I’m in the UK?

  5. Jenny Reiswig says:

     Ah, they just emailed me a download link.  They have been BoingBoinged but good.  :)

  6. SamSam says:

    Your first link is broken. That’s a pity, because I’d love to download this as a name-your-price MP3. I wonder if they deleted the link after you linked it?

    The only thing that seems similar is a name-your-price LP, which gives you a digital version as well. While I could be a jerk and pay $5 for an LP I’d never use, I don’t want to be a jerk.

    Listening to them now on Grooveshark and they sound great,

  7. PeterMan says:

    My favorite Halifax band. They are a joy to see and hear live. All promoters out there, book this band because they really are gifted musicians, great performers and a treasure to experience.

  8. forwardmusic says:

    Hello all.

    This is Kyle from Forward Music, the label that put out this album.  In efforts to keep things grassroots we do our own mail-order and personally send out the links for d/l once orders come in.  Jenny, if you have not received a link yet it’s because it hasn’t made it through PayPal onto us yet but should any minute now…

    You can name your price MP3 over here:
    http://www.forwardmusic.bandcamp.com

    The whole album will be up by 1pm AST
    Please let me know if you have any other questions.
    thanks

    kyle
    kyle [at] forwardmusicgroup.com

    • Iscah says:

      Hey Kyle, thanks for dropping by to clarify.  Following the link you posted, though, I still see a minimum $7.50 charge for the digital download.  I agree that’s less than a CD price, and less than the iTunes price, but it’s not exactly the Radiohead name-your-price model.  In fact, it’s less of a name your price model than a ‘pay this price or donate more if you’re feeling generous model”.  Either you or the Boingers have misunderstood the concept, or there’s still some issues at your website. 

      I’m not saying your music’s not worth that much, but as someone new to your stuff, I would have checked it out (and potentially bought more albums at full price if I liked it) for a lesser price I picked myself. 

  9. RobDobbs says:

    Um, there’s no “pay what you want” here.

     It’s all “pay at least this much or more”

    Totally different.

    • Vnend says:

      It may be a flash problem.  FF6 gives me a pop-up about needing flash.  Flashblock is working at other sites, but isn’t showing a button on forwardmusic’s web site.

      Yeah, I know, the problem is probably Flashblock.  But the real problem is using Flash to start with (IMHO).

    • Mike Moore says:

      I was just about to write about that. There’s a “name your price” box to enter in a figure, but in parentheses nearby states, “$17.99 CAD minimum”.. Uh, what? You’re going to make me pay at least $18 on an album I might’ve paid $4 for? Forget that.

  10. forwardmusic says:

    There was never a ‘pay what you want’ Radiohead-type system on this album.  There was always a minimum charge.  Sorry if that wasn’t clear.  Thanks for the feedback and keeping me on my toes.

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