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I am announcing an open and rolling call for you to pitch ideas for submissions to Rigaroga’s Odd Order.

I recently created an online form which you can use to pitch your idea for a submission. Once you’ve got an idea that you feel is right for Odd Order’s audience, you’re ready to start. You should pitch your idea for a submission!

What happens next, you ask? What’s the process of moving from making a pitch, developing a submission, compensating you, and, finally, publishing your work for the public audience of the library to read? Well, I’m so excited you asked! Let me tell you!

The Pitch

When a pitch comes in, what I plan on doing is posting it to a private forum for my Patrons. I’ll do that to give them a chance to let me know what they think, and if they’re interested in reading the proposed submission. I’ll take their feedback into consideration on whether to accept or reject the pitch, and move forward with the idea as a submission.

If the pitch idea is not accepted, I’ll suggest whether or not to revise the submission for another try.

If the pitch is accepted, then I’ll ask the author to submit the article, review or story for further consideration.

The Submission

When a submission comes in, what I plan on doing is posting it to a private forum for my Patrons. I’ll do that to give them a chance to let me know what they think about the various merits of the submission. I’ll take their feedback into consideration on whether to accept or reject the pitch, and move forward with compensation for the author and then posting the submission to Rigaroga’s Odd Order blog.

If the submission is not accepted, I’ll suggest whether or not to revise the submission for another try.

If the submission is accepted, I’ll move forward with paying the author. Once I’ve successfully compensated the author for their work, I will then post the the article, review or story for the public to read on the blog.

Compensation

For submissions that are accepted for publication, I happily offer thanks. I’m also delighted to send a gratis download code for any one of the released anthology albums.

For work accepted to the blog, I currently offer an honorarium of $15/article. If you’re pitching a review, I offer and honorarium of $5/review or I am happy to see about getting a reviewer’s copy sent to you as your compensation instead.

Finally, if there’s something else you’ve got in mind, or an idea I’ve not mentioned, let me know!

 

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, do get in touch. Also, if the process seems daunting or there’s some aspect of it that creates difficulty for you in some way, let me know so we can find a way forward that works better for you. Finally, if you’re thinking of something that doesn’t seem to fit what I’ve described here, get in touch and let me know what you’re thinking so we can figure out whether and how we can consider your cool out-of-the-box idea. Go ahead and use the form and fill out as much as you can and I’ll get back to you.

I look forward to hearing from you, so pitch your idea today! (Besides, you read this far, right? You might as well follow through with a pitch too!)

Call for submissions to Odd Order album GIT COMMIT GLITCH for 2017

Today I am announcing the call for submissions for the second 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.

Theme for 2017 is GIT COMMIT GLITCH

The deadline for submissions to the 2017 anthology album is September 30th, 2017. 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 GIT COMMIT GLITCH

 

Deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2017. Release is planned for a subsequent date to be determined before the end of 2017.

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 the first anthology album, help spread the word about the Odd Order anthology project, and let those you think may be interested know about this new opportunity to participate.

 

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

If you would like to make a proposal for the artwork and design of this anthology, please get in touch! Take a gander at all the other covers and consider joining the illustrious artists who have participated with their work on those anthologies.

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, download codes, essay, articles and … well, anything that can be included in a digital download!

Hermetic Library anthology

Please also consider the Hermetic Library anthology, Magick, Music and Ritual 13, which is also being announced today with the same deadline. Hermetic Library Albums are annual compilations of tracks by artists inspired by or who incorporate ritual and magick in their work. Inspirations include Hermeticism in a broad sense, the Western Esoteric Tradition, and Aleister Crowley’s Thelema.

 

Although for the last year I’ve been even more lost in the wilderness than usual, stuck miles from anywhere and with only satellite for Internet, unable to be active streaming as Rigaroga, I’ve been online, mostly on Twitter, trying to stay connected. I have hoped to create a little community of like minded folk. With my patronage campaign, I hope to create more ways 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.

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!

In the Dark

 

In the Dark
(Free)

In the Dark is a track from Kim Free’s second solo record, Nevermind the Blue Skies (LA’s Fine, 2014). Written and performed by Kim Free, produced by Brad Breeck.

 

A Los Angeles native, Kim Free is a violinist singer/songwriter who has released two solo albums, Angel Shadow (2012) and Nevermind the Blue Skies (2014). Before recording under her own name, Kim Free recorded as Black Church. The complete Black Church discography was re-issued by Reverb Worship in 2015.

Kim Free

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Odd Order album BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL
Rigaroga’s Odd Order Anthology Album – BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL

 

Snotty Molly from Spare Parts and Carbuncles

 

Snotty Molly from Spare Parts and Carbuncles
(Ace of Space/Paul Le Hat)

A previously unreleased track.

Snotty Molly came from a small workshop teaching young people who wanted to make music with their computers but didn’t know where to start. Using the their own laptops and tablets we gathered together enough samples and free software to begin the laying down basic tracks for them to rap and sing over. They were all into happy hardcore or hip-hop. As a guide I had to make my own track along with them, I’d like to think they taught me as much as I did them, especially about the genres they were into. Snotty Molly was a rescue cat my friends had who had an continuous mucus problem.

 

Discontent is unavailable …

One man wave of cinematic electronica from Northumbria. Has so far produced five full length albums.

Whatever it means to Ace of Space it means capturing the moment, just like taking a photograph or snapshot, in musical terms. These eclectic collections so far are a mixture of old school electronica and guitar instrumentals and atmospheric soundtrack work suitable for film, TV or radio.

Ace of Space

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Odd Order album BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL
Rigaroga’s Odd Order Anthology Album – BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL

 

The Other Room


 

The Other Room
(Picirillo)

Written by Aaron Piccirillo.

Somnolent is the musical moniker for Aaron Piccirillo, a musician and writer from Connecticut in the United States. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Manchester in England, where he completed an interdisciplinary program entitled “Constructions of the Sacred, the Holy, and the Supernatural.” He also holds a B.A. in literature from the State University of New York at Purchase, and has been active in musical composition, recording, and performance for over fifteen years. He has written for Clavis Journal, Aeon Sophia Press, and Appalachia Journal, and is a contributing writer to Ultraculture.org. His creative work can be viewed at forgottenforms.com.

Somnolent

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Odd Order album BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL
Rigaroga’s Odd Order Anthology Album – BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL

 

Light Plays in Fine Boundaries

 

Light Plays in Fine Boundaries
(Wauman)

A weird ambient journey from what knows no beginning and no end … played live with a specific sonic palette.

 

 

Anantakara is a project of Philippe Wauman, from Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium, established in 2010. Anantakara creates live performances, choreography, sound design, meditative & healing music, soundtracks, and studio albums.

Entre grain de folie et grain de beauté, il est question de Tout et de Rien. Et de l’improbable frontière qui en mesure l’incontournable démesure… Anantakara est un projet de musique “intemporaine”. Le nom du projet définit à lui seul l’humble démesure: le réenchantement du monde par l’émerveillement en parcourant inlassablement la quête du point de rencontre des opposés, ce point inattendu qui régénère et accompli.

Balancing between a touch of madness and the caress of beauty, it forms a link between All and Nothing. The improbable frontier of infinity… Anantakara is an ‘in-temporary’ music project. The name Anantakara discloses its modest ambition: to re-enchant the world through wonderment while tirelessly pacing the inmost and outmost in search of the place where opposites meet, that startlingly unpredictable fortuitous point where regeneration and accomplishment are enhanced.

“Anantakara” अनन्तकर [an-ant’a-kara] is a Sanskrit adjective that can be translated as: “rendering endless, magnifying indefinitely, making endless or infinite”. That is, to start with what is somehow already complete, has always been and will be forever. To simultaneously combine the One which becomes Multiple with the Multiple that becomes One, to explore the sphere of influence existing between the diversification of the One and the unification of the Multiple. The spiritualization of matter, the materialization of spirit.

Anantakara

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Rigaroga’s Odd Order Anthology Album – BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL

 

Ritual No. 6

 

Ritual No. 6
(Salford Electronics)

Calibrate the singularities. Extending burst, extending charge. Boost the burst hyperdrive next to the critical area. The expanding energy at the vacuum. The fluctuating core within the galaxy.

 

They have to boost the crystal, because the singularity has been within the anomalies. Critical plasma must have been removed, because the weak crystal seems to be inverted. The stumped crystal plasma conduit catches ripples inside the auxiliary zone capacitors plasma conduit. There seems to be a quantum plasma conduit in the vortex which affects enhanced fluctuations within the special delta region.

Salford Electronics

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Rigaroga’s Odd Order Anthology Album – BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL