Hyped to Death, Teenline, Homework,
Messthetics, etc. present the best of indie punk, powerpop and
DIY from the late '70s into the first few years of the 1980s.
...with brilliant sound and plenty of handy info at a reasonable
- H2D draws on a huge vinyl archive plus
a small mountain of cassette-only and unreleased material provided
by generous H2D bands...
- Each of these CD series is compiled alphabetically,
letter-by-letter, with full discographical information --not
to mention gratuitous essays on regional scenes, the music business
and human (and musician) nature in general.
- Liner-notes are continuously updated on-line
(and in print) with links to web-pages, fan-club sites, legitimate
reissues by H2D bands and anything else that bands are up to
- We're working hard to make H2D as band-friendly
as possible: hopefully this ends up being the best deal for everyone
involved... (Hey bands!)
- H2D is all digital: no more scratches, tape
hiss, pops or clicks: the sound is better than the records themselves!
And because we think you're smart enough to turn up the volume
yourselves, H2D has maintained the full dynamic range of the
original vinyl (or tape masters) without the crushing T-waves
and over-compression that ruin most conventional CDs. Speaking
- We're CD-R, and proud of it. Most record-labels
spend a truly depressing amount of time and energy worrying about
how to sell boxes and boxes of older releases in order to come
up with the cash (or the storage space) to bring a new release
or two to market. Someday soon the world will be ready to consume
these musical treasures in more respectable quantities, but for
now, CD-R is the only way to keep our focus on the music.
- And not only can H2D upgrade sound and packaging
"on the fly," but the quality control is better
than on conventional CD. In four years, we've had less than
a dozen defective returns (and on those rare occasions, we'll
always give you a little something extra).
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