April 4th UPDATE:
Finally, after a long and arduous flight (thank you BA...gar!), back home in Japan now :) As some people might already know I will be taking a few months break from new releases after Elements is finally released. Just need a bit of recharge apart from being very busy in my day job over this period, and needing some lovely family time. Thanks to everyone for the lovely supportive messages - it really is just a case of needing a small recharge and slowing things down a bit so we have time to enjoy each release really :)
Anyway, the job of running a label is never ending it seems so just a quick update. The Butterfly in the Snowfall CD's have gone out to stores and individual orders now (as have Rene's album). However, after checking the CD's with the band we have discovered that roughly half the CD's we have are showing some digital noise which others don't. Please note that this is indeed a mistake on the printing end where the masters have been adjusted for reasons we don't understand. If you have a CD which has some digital interference noise please email me directly: ian (at) homenormal (dot) com I will immediately send a replacement CD once they arrive from the printers. This has never happened before so we are very sorry if this has affected you.
For those who want to check ou the album as it should (wonderfully) sound please listen here :)
Thanks so much for all the messages regarding Rene's album. It seems that the growing consensus it that it is one of our finest releases to date and I certainly wouldn't disagree. The album will be in stores within a week and we are absolutely thrilled with it. We will, at some point, also be releasing (re-releasing) Rene's wonderful 'Decay' EP in some form over the next 6 months or so.
There will be a slight, awesome, addition to the Elements comp soon. The masters are off within the week and we will be able to send out all orders on the 25th with CD's due in stores for early May.
The final KOMU orders will be going out today and tomorrow. If anyone is missing an order within the next 2 weeks again lets me know directly. The support for a little side label that I haven't (and never wanted to) promote in anyway has been quite staggering really. Thank you!
The Elements CD's / series are available in our Bandcamp store for pre-order! Here is the link to the series which you can also follow through to check out the individual 'elements' :)
And here's the full line-up:
Clem Leek | Melodía | ghost and tape | Olan Mill | Islands Of Light | Isnaj Dui | The Inventors Of Aircraft | Elian | Ithaca Trio | Nils Quak | The Green Kingdom | birdt
Darren McClure | David Wenngren | Gurun Gurun | Maarit Maaja | Piiptsjilling | Tobias Hellkvist | Nicolas Bernier | y0t0 | René Margraff | Wil Bolton | Wraith vs Wrath | Spheruleus | Tsutomu Taiti | Steinbrüchel | Stefano Guzzetti
From the Mouth of the Sun | Segue | Polar M | Yann Novak | Hannu Karjalainen | Ten and Tracer | Taishi Kamiya | Quinn Walker | Matteo Uggeri (with Enrico Coniglio and Gaia Margutti) | Part Timer | Marsen Jules | Cookson | Spheruleus | Chronovalve
Ruhe | offthesky | dot tape dot | Ekca Liena | Ed Hamilton | Astrïd | Federico Durand | Fabio Orsi | The Frozen Vaults | Isan | Philippe Petit | Gareth Davis | Giulio Aldinucci
Slowcraft | The Sly and Unseen | Autistici | Pleq and Giulio Aldinucci | Remote_ | Hideki Umezawa + Shohei Amimori | The Grace Period | Dorosoto | Le Berger | Dom Mino' | wndfrm | Danny Norbury
Thank you x