Phantom Death is probably not a project you’re aware of yet. But Andrew Murphy has slowly been experimenting with soundscapes and noise renderings for years under various one offs over the past few years (he took part in the 2010 Harvesting The Fam festival under the guise of Black Witch Elm).
He’s made his latest release (under the alias Phantom Death), entitled Plesantries, available as a free download on Bandcamp.com. A prior Phantom Death release, Various Sounds from Random Sources Vol. 1, is also available.
Bandcamp.com has become a proverbial thorn in the music industry’s side the past year or so, as many independent bands, tired of spending money trying to get signed to bigger labels who ultimately may or may not promote them, have decided to release free downloads (or control a bigger stake in their own royalties or income per release) by making their releases available via Bandcamp.com’s site. While not for everyone, it’s a great way to get your music available for people’s iPods and computers as it’s ready, so they can start digesting your recorded music. Over the past year or so, bands like What Seas, What Shores, Orphan Choir, James O-L & The Villains, Magic Hall of Mirrors and others (not to mention our own Monthly music downloads) have utilized download sites like this to get more of their product out to ears not necessarily just here in Windsor