Odd Order album BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL call for 2016 submissions

Today I am announcing the first ever call for submissions for an Odd Order anthology album, a new anthology album of tracks by artists inspired by technology and geek culture. These benefit anthology albums help Rigaroga and Odd Order promote artists to the audience of the not only the Odd Order, but also the Hermetic Library and beyond. And, they are a mass of awesome fun.


The deadline for submissions to the 2016 anthology album is August 15th, 2016. Be sure to stay tuned to the blog and the soon to be added pages for the Odd Order anthology project for reminders and updates along the way.

Odd Order 2016 Anthology BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL


Over the last year, I’ve been getting more serious about myself as an online streamer, as Rigaroga. I have also long intended to create a little community of like minded folk. I have created a group at SoundCloud, the Odd Order audio pool, for tracks and artists inspired by technology and geek culture. But, I’ve also started up a patronage campaign to help create more way I can connect with and develop community, a circle of fans with whom I can share a love of weird and wonderful technology and geekery. One thing I’d love to be able to share is my excitement and joy around music.

Although this is the first Odd Order anthology, I’ve already been doing the same things around music and an anthology album over at the Hermetic Library, another personal project of mine. Earlier this year, I released the 11th anthology album for the library, and am announcing the call for submissions to the 12th issue. The 12th issue is actually particularly special because I’ll be releasing it around the 20th year Hermetic Library has been online!

Please check out the Hermetic Library Blog, Audio Pool and Anthology Project to see more of what I’ve been doing, and the potential for what I know this Odd Order anthology could become.


Deadline for submissions is August 15th, 2016. Release is planned for a subsequent date to be determined before the end of 2016 (but probably in early December).

Be sure to read through the terms and conditions for artist submissions to an anthology album, included below (which includes specific information about acceptable file formats), and after that if you have any questions, comments or wish to contribute to this project; contact Rigaroga.

Please consider joining the Odd Order in promoting your work by contributing to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the Odd Order to help cover hosting costs, materials acquisitions, and other expenses.


Check out all the previously released anthology albums, help spread the word about the Hermetic Library and Odd Order anthology projects, and let those you think may be interested know about this new opportunity to participate.


Also, the best way to get add anthology releases to your personal music collection is through Rigaroga’s Patron campaign at Patreon. Patrons will each receive a gratis download code for the any release while they are active in addition to all the other patronage rewards they may receive, and that ends up being the most cost effective way to get these albums. Consider becoming a Patron today!


Terms & Conditions for Artist Submissions

Anthology albums will be made available as a “pay-what-you-want” download via Bandcamp, but no single-track downloads, with a reasonable but low minimum. Anthologies may also be made available other digital distributors, such as iTunes, Amazon and others, for a fixed price TBD, usually by the venue. I may eventually also make available a professionally-produced, physical CD for those who want to have a physical copy. All proceeds will go toward supporting the work of Rigaroga and the Odd Order. Contributors to an anthology will be given a code for a free download of their anthology issue.

Artists agree to release their track non-exclusively on the anthology album, selected from tracks submitted to the library. All submitted tracks for this project should be in high quality, lossless format. Contact the John “Rigaroga” Bell for information and arrangements about how to upload submissions, but there are a number of ways to transfer large files. Specifically, acceptable audio files will be as follows, with a preference for 24-bit stereo WAV format:

• lossless WAV, AIFF and FLAC format
• 16 and 24-bit samples
• 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz sample rates
• stereo and mono

Information about each artist will be featured in posts to the Hermetic Library blog and in a dedicated section of the Odd Order website for the Anthology project. When submitting tracks for this anthology, each artist can provide biographical information, profile image, liner notes for the track (including information on whether this track was created exclusively for this anthology), and links (such as to their primary website, label site, and social media accounts). Artists in turn agree to promote this benefit album through their existing network of newsletters, websites, social networks, and other means available.

Artists will retain all rights to their work other than as part of an anthology issue, which will be made available with “all rights reserved.” Artists grant a limited license to sell their work on an anthology with all proceeds going to Rigaroga and the Odd Order. Artists retain all writer credits. Submitting a track will constitute a release licensing 100% of the master recording, publishing, name & likeness and other related rights to the track for the purpose of an anthology benefit album, with indemnification for the project and assigning all revenue generated by the sale of the album to the library. Artist agrees to enter into a release on the above terms and conditions upon request. Artist is responsible for registering their work for performance royalties (if applicable).


Cover Artwork and Design

As this is the first Odd Order anthology, even I don’t know what awesomeness anthology will contain; and that includes the artwork and design for the cover. If you would like to make a proposal for the artwork and design of this first anthology, please get in touch!


Bonus Download Submissions

If you are creating something else, and would like to be included in the anthology download as a bonus, let me know. I’m open to bonus artwork, game demos, essay, articles and … well, anything that can be included in a digital download!