High quality compressed file. The file includes embedded artist/title info & artwork and is suitable for home/iPod/phone use. Usual price £1.15 per track.
Uncompressed lossless file, with large file size (e.g. 70MB per track). The files contain no embedded artist/title info or artwork but playback is universally compatible on all software/hardware. The usual price for WAVs is £1.65 per track.
Compressed lossless file with very efficient file sizing e.g. 40MB per track. The files also include embedded artist/title info & artwork. Playback, metadata and artwork are moderately well supported (but not for iTunes, iPod or Windows Media Player). The usual price for a FLAC is £1.65 per track.
Compressed lossless file with efficient sizing e.g. 45MB per track. The files contain artist/title info & artwork, and while not widely supported for playback at present, they are compatible with iTunes/iPod. The usual price for a ALAC is £1.65 per track.
Uncompressed lossless file with a large file size (e.g. 70MB per track). The files include embedded artist/title info and artwork in iTunes and some others, with playback universally compatible on all software/hardware. The usual price for AIFFs is £1.65 per track.
It sounds like the German label could have a big hit on their hands here. "Awake" is a subtle fusion of the Kompakt shuffle and German minimal house traditions, as doubled up drums bring subtle acoustic guitar flourishes and Blomqvist's falsetto to a climax. Meanwhile "Something Says" comes across like Superpitcher in more grounded form than usual thanks to its heavy claps and bubbling bassline. However, it's the title track that may well enter the pop charts. Starting ff with stripped back beats, it progresses to reveal a breathy vocal, draped by beautiful piano and lush strings. Blomqvist's tones are understated and androgynous, but "Ink" has an intangible, magical quality that will endear it to a wider audience.
What is Album Only?
Some artists and labels prefer certain tracks to be purchased as part of an entire release. These tracks cannot be purchased individually but are available to download as part of the release