February 22, 2013

A Different Drum Update - February 22nd, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Todd @ 9:59 pm

Hello once again from the frozen lands of A Different Drum.  Yep, it’s still cold outside…at least where I live.  But hey, a little synthpop might warm things up.

There are a couple new arrivals that I’d like to mention, plus I’m trying to get some good deals into the store for you.  The discounts continue on EBay, though I haven’t had much time to list stuff the last couple of weeks…but I also want to get some great deals in the store as well, so I’ll mention those here.

NEW ARRIVALS:

Rename “Not Just a Dream” (promo CD single) $16 — Rename has released another extremely limited promo single, and I only have a few, so order quickly if you’d like one.  There are seven versions of the title track on this CDR limited to 100 copies and autographed by Marcus.  Order here if you want one :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/NII-PRO-CDR-006/Rename-Not-Just-a-Dream-Promo

TQ “Let’s Go to Tokyo” (MCD) $12 — This is a cool single packed with 8 versions of a very retro-flavored synthpop / Italo-disco flavored song by TQ.  You can watch the video to hear the song, and you can order the CD here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/SSR0028/TQ-Lets-Go-To-Tokyo

Coming soon… New MESH CD single, “Born to Lie”.   I’ll have the recent single on import CD for the fans and collectors.  I’ll add it to the website store as soon as it finally arrives from Germany.

TWO GREAT DEALS…

Here are two imports from Argentina which A Different Drum has had in the store before, but if you missed them, now you can get them for a great price!  I’m trying to work out deals for synthpop fans, and this is one you might enjoy.  Each of these is only $5 for an entire, import album.

Hopeless “Believe” $5 — Watch the video, check out their sound, and if you like it, pick up the album for only $5!  Order it here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/TW131/Hopeless-Believe

Hidden Place “Weather Station - Early Works” $5 — Get some vintage, unique electronic pop music as re-issued and imported from Argentina, for only $5!  Listen to a track and order the CD here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/TW181/Hidden-Place-Weather-Station-Early-Works

EBAY AUCTIONS:

As usual, you can check out ongoing auctions here .  There isn’t much right now, but I’ll try to keep adding some good offers:

http://myworld.ebay.com/adiffe

NEW DIGITAL SINGLE FROM SYRIAN:

If you are a fan of the excellent band SYRIAN who have worked for many years with A Different Drum, then you’ll be happy to check out their digital single.  It is very much in the same sound as their “De-Synchronized” album and very catch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q89zQDXfro&list=UUI7nO5TRS_wVnz78nOKv_tQ&index=1

Thanks for your support, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

-Todd

January 31, 2013

A Different Drum Update - January 31st, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Todd @ 1:23 pm

Hello from A Different Drum!  I hope that you are all having a great week.  There are a couple new items that have arrived in the store, so here’s a little update for you…

NEW ARRIVALS:

The Azoic “Corruption” (CDEP) $11 — It is time for some new music from the popular synthpop / industrial dance act, The Azoic.  This 12-track CD is packed with six remixes of the title track, plus plenty of extras.  You can watch a video for “Corruption” and order the new CD here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/NR057/The-Azoic-Corruption

Lakeside X “City of Red Lights” $20 — I’ve always enjoyed the mood and music of Lakeside X (known originally as Lakeside Church).  I’m excited for this new album, which includes a bonus disc with that original first album so you can have the first and the latest together.   You can listen to some music and order the CD here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/BR096/Lakeside-X-City-of-Red-Lights

VIP SUBSCRIBER UPDATE:

For the VIP subscribers reading this update, the current plan is to ship another 2 CD’s together, which will include the compilation “What We’ve Done Lately” which features new songs and remixes from classic A Different Drum label artists, plus the compilation CD “A Different Mix 8″ featuring remixes from Syrian.  Those packages should leave in a couple of weeks.  We’re already preparing the next releases for you as well, which will include a unique US mixed edition of a Foretaste album, renamed to “American Terrorist TV Show” plus a new release from the Australian act, Alien Skin.  We’ve also got a planned release of greatest collaboration tracks from Isaac Junkie which features vocal appearances by several synthpop singers from around the world.  You’ll love these limited edition releases!

Thanks for your support.  Once again, if you’re interested in seeing some EBay auctions, check out the pile of current listings right here :

http://myworld.ebay.com/adiffe

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the link which says “view all listings”.

HUGE BOX LOT DEAL:

Be sure to check out the EBay deal for a huge, 70-CD box lot including albums, singles, compilations, limited editions, etc.  Just having fun with this one :

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=181072468244

Have a great day, and thanks for your support!
-Todd

January 17, 2013

A Different Drum Update - January 17th, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Todd @ 8:49 pm

This is Todd at A Different Drum, and I wish you a very happy new year!  Things have been quiet here, bringing in the new year with a lot of obligations outside of my music interests.  I wish I had more time to dedicated to A Different Drum, like I did years ago, but alas, at least I still have a little piece of this dream to keep me going.  I received a fun new release this week, so I thought I’d send out this message to let you know about it.

NEW ARRIVAL!

Galaxy Hunter “Quantum of Galaxy” $18 — Galaxy Hunter is a band that has been stocked in A Different Drum’s store for several years.  The main man in charge plays a very retro sound, influenced heavily by Euro disco and spacesynth.  Sometimes he leans on the instrumental side of the spectrum, while other times he pulls in a lovely female vocalist to sing along.  This new album does features some tunes with the vocalist and you can listen to one of the songs here, and then order the CD if you’d like :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/XDV0003/Galaxy-Hunter-Quantum-of-Galaxy

I’m sorry there aren’t more new releases for you right now.  Of course, there is always new music out there, and many places to turn as you explore.  I’ll try to keep bringing in some of the hard-to-find independent releases a few at a time, and I’ll continue to focus on bringing unique CD releases to the VIP subscribers who have signed up to receive them.

Once again, I have a few items listed on EBay. Some of them are the same as before, but maybe you’ll find something worth picking up at a great price.  I also have a couple of boxes of DVD cases that I don’t need, in case you’d like some.  I’ll toss a couple of synthpop CD’s in the boxes of the winners if you should pick up those DVD cases, just to make it something of a bonus surprise.

You can see those auctions here :

http://www.ebay.com/usr/adiffe

Thanks for your support, and I hope to be in touch again soon :-)
-Todd

December 20, 2012

A Different Drum Update - December 20th, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Todd @ 9:24 am

Hello friends of A Different Drum!   This will probably be my last update until after the holidays…so Merry Christmas!

There are a couple new releases in the store to wrap up 2012.  Again, with the focus on new bands and CD’s that are a bit harder to find, let’s check out the new arrivals…

Florence Foster Fan Club “Asymmetric” $18 — Imported from Brazil, this is the 2nd CD that A Different Drum has carried by Florence Foster Fan Club, a minimal synthpop act with a hypnotic, yet memorable sound.  I think you’ll like what you hear on the sample I’ve posted on the website.  You can hear them and order the CD here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/Wo39-ND02/Florence-Foster-Fan-Club-Asymmetric

Legend “Fearless” $16 — Imported from Canada, you’ll quickly hear why there is a lot of buzz about this new darkwave, synthpop act.  Watch the video that I’ve linked on the website and see what you think.   You can order the CD here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/AOF136/Legend-Fearless

Remember, I’ve also got the new Eloquent CD in stock and available for order here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/SEC44-44/Eloquent-Party-Favours

A little update for the VIP Subscribers:

All of the VIP members in the USA have received their Inter-Connection “Life” CD’s already.  The overseas subscribers will received a package with 2 CD’s, including the Inter-Connection and also the new Munich Syndrome CD, which will begin shipped this weekend.   The planned “A Different Mix 8″ CD with Syrian remixes is going to be a bit late, since the band can’t master the CD until the holiday break, due to work schedules, but it will come out ASAP.  Also, the cool “What We’ve Done Lately” compilation featuring new tracks by several bands who have been released on A Different Drum’s label through the years…it is now in mastering and will also be coming out in January.  It features songs from B! Machine, Fantazja, Neuropa, Somegirl, Neuroactive, Rename, and more!   Also, Alien Skin is wrapping up a VIP CD release for us, and we’ve got a couple of new artists also lined up for early 2012 and an exclusive USA edition of an out-of-print album by the French act, Foretaste.   That let’s you know what is expected for the VIP’s.

Thanks for your support!
-Todd

December 6, 2012

A Different Drum Update - December 6th, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Todd @ 10:46 pm

Hello friends!  This is Todd at A Different Drum.   I wanted to let you know about some new releases that are in the store now, just in time for the holidays.

NEW ARRIVALS:

Eloquent “Party Favours” $12 — The new album from Eloquent is available for order now, and if features 17 new tracks!  You can watch a video and listen to a couple of the complete album tracks, and order the CD here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/SEC44-44/Eloquent-Party-Favours

Neuton Mouse “Dogmatica” $16 — Fans of spacesynth music, get ready for some new tunes!  This is one of two new releases from Spacesound Records which just arrived.  Fun, synthpoppy instrumental tunes to keep your fingers snapping!  Check out the album sampler and order the CD here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/SSR00026/Neuton-Mouse-Dogmatica

Synthesis “Galaxy Fighters” $16 — After years of silence, Synthesis is back with new spacesynth music that is true to the genre, built around retro sounds with futuristic themes.  You can listen to an album sampler and order the CD here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/SSR00025/Synthesis-Galaxy-Fighters

There are also some new EBAY listings that may interest you.  VERY COOL– I just listed a few out-of-print CD’s including some limited edition double-discs, plus some long out-of-print singles from A Different Drum’s label.   If you have holes to fill in your collection, or you’re a big fan, you may want to jump on these auctions.

You can see the auctions by going here :
http://www.ebay.com/sch/adiffe/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686

There are CD’s by Iris, De/Vision, Neuropa, B! Machine, etc. plus a couple of the hard-to-find “Synthpop Club Anthems” volumes.

Thanks for your support!
-Todd

November 20, 2012

A Different Drum Update - Nov. 20th, 2012 - Sale

Filed under: Uncategorized — Todd @ 10:52 am

Hello friends of A Different Drum!  I hope you’re having a great week, and that you’re excited about the upcoming holidays.

Though there are a couple of fun, new releases coming soon, I don’t have any to tell you about at the moment.  But I wanted to have a sale heading into the holidays so that you can pick up some of the CD’s you’ve been wanting at a lower price.   So, all CD’s in the online catalog are now on sale for 20% off.  That only excludes the most recently arrived items, which are few (so most CD’s are on sale).  You’ll see the discount applied when you go through the checkout process.

You can shop the entire catalog by going here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/catalog/all/

Also, the EBay auctions continue for those who like to bid on cheap CD’s.  There are not many at the moment, but I hope to get more listed later this week.  See those auctions here :

http://www.ebay.com/sch/adiffe/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686

For those of you who are VIP subscribers, you’ll be happy to know that the Inter-Connection “Life” CD is shipping very soon (hoping to get them out this weekend) and that the new “Robotika” album by Munich Syndrome is headed to the factory and should ship in 2-3 weeks.  If you’re not a subscriber, then feel free to email me about joining as there are a couple of spots currently available.

Thanks for our support!
-Todd

November 7, 2012

A Different Drum Update - November 7th, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Todd @ 9:38 am

Hello, this is Todd at A Different Drum.  It is time to send out a little update with a spotlight CD release for you.  I just got in a new import CD from France which I think you might enjoy…

Happiness Project “9th Heaven” $18 — This polished synthpop act is happy to present their debut album, and you can watch a couple of their videos to check out their sound and then order the CD from here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/BDMCD19/Happiness-Project-9th-Heaven

There are some other cool imports and independent releases that I’ll be bringing into the store before the end of the year.  As you can tell, I’m bringing fewer titles into A Different Drum’s store, trying to focus on some of the releases that are otherwise harder to come by, or that might slip past the notice of synthpop fans.  Since I have another full-time job which takes most of my time, my focus with this business has narrowed to the goal of helping the CD collectors to build a fun collection of physical CD releases that they can treasure, as I very much treasure my own CD collection.  Those who have subscribed to the VIP program know that I’ve tried to keep the physical format alive with limited edition releases by new bands and old favorites that otherwise might not have seen the light of day on CD.  I find those efforts manageable (as far as my time restraints go) and very rewarding, as both the collectors and the bands themselves have been grateful to hold a representation of their work in their hands.

If you’re interested in joining the VIP program as a subscriber, just email me at todd@adifferentdrum.com.   There are currently a few spots available.

In the meantime, I continue to list clearance CD’s and other products on EBay as a way to pass along some great deals to those who want them.  Right now you can pick up the few remaining Midnight Resistance t-shirts which are all listed in my EBay store, as well as a nice 25-CD box of old label favorites.   You can see my EBay auctions here :
http://www.ebay.com/sch/adiffe/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686

Those auctions will continue in coming weeks with new offers and great deals.

Thanks for your support!  Many of you have become long-time friends over the years, and it is a pleasure interacting with you as we share our love of music.

-Todd

October 15, 2012

A Different Drum Update - October 15th, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Todd @ 9:48 pm

Hello friends of A Different Drum!  It’s time for another quick update.

First of all, to the VIP subscribers…the 2CD shipment has been sent to all subscribers which includes both excellent albums by WANTed and Supercraft!  If you have not received yours yet, then watch your mailbox because it will arrive any moment.   I think you’ll be very pleased with these top-notch releases.

If you are not a VIP subscriber, and you want exclusive monthly CD releases shipped to you automatically, then email me and let me know.  I currently have a couple of openings for new subscribers available.

NEW ARRIVAL!

PROVISION “A New Revolution” $12 — The new album by Provision is here!  These guys have been one of the most popular bands in the USA synthpop underground for years now, with several albums under their belt.  You won’t be disappointed by the latest, which you can order here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/KR003/Provision-A-New-Revolution

EBAY auctions continue…

The first large batch of CD auctions on EBay has completed, which included some used, out-of-print items along with some clearance CD’s that were new and still in shrinkwrap.  The auctions continue now, and I’ll keep updating the listings with more CD’s.  There are currently a couple of 10-packs if you want 10 copies of an album to give away at parties or whatever.  Plus, I’ll soon be listing some clearance t-shirts.

You can check the ongoing EBAY clearance auctions by going to my link right here :
http://myworld.ebay.com/adiffe

Or I believe this link will show you ALL of the current auctions in one shot:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/adiffe/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686

I hope you have a wonderful week.  Thanks for helping me keep this small piece of the independent music world alive through your support.
-Todd

September 29, 2012

A Different Drum Update - September 29th, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Todd @ 12:32 pm

Hello friends of A Different Drum.  It’s time for a little update for you, plus a couple more tidbits about how A Different Drum is changing…

NEW ARRIVALS:

De/Vision “Rockets and Swords” $15 — The new De/Vision album is available for order on A Different Drum’s page now.  The regular, US edition has 10 tracks and you can order it here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/MET821/De-Vision-Rockets-and-Swords

If you prefer the limited German edition of “Rockets and Swords”, which has 12 tracks, you can order it here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/B008GKZKWO/De-Vision-Rockets-and-Swords-Limited-Import

Daybehavior “Follow That Car” $18 — The long-awaited new album by Daybehavior is available as an import.  You can check out the trailer and order the CD here :
http://www.adifferentdrum.com/buy/p-10883/Daybehavior-Follow-That-Car

CONCERNING CLEARANCE LISTS…

I’ve recently sent out some clearance lists for cool CD’s at great prices, and some of you have taken advantage of those.  However, I’ve seen a problem which has become discouraging to some CD shoppers when I do those “email only” lists.  The folks who are constantly checking their emails tend to jump right onto the most desired CD’s, and since I only have a couple left in stock, they sell out immediately and then I get a bunch of emails from people requesting CD’s that are no longer available.  I think that this has lessened people’s desire to order the clearance titles because they figure it is hopeless if they haven’t responded in the first few minutes.

So, as I pull together clearance items, as well as some older, out-of-print CD’s, etc. I’m going to list them on EBay.   Why?  Well, this way, each CD is listed for an entire week, giving everybody a chance to react and get a shot at the CD’s that they want.   I’ll start each CD at 99 cents, plus the usual shipping cost, and then let YOU decide what you are willing to pay.  I know that the whole “auction” approach doesn’t appeal to some people, but it seems the most fair way to give everybody a shot at a great deal.

If you would like to watch during the coming days and weeks as items are added to my EBay listings, here is the link to my EBay store :

http://myworld.ebay.com/adiffe

There are only six items there at the moment, since I just barely started listing, but they will increase during the week.  I’ll probably begin offering more and more and more items this way, both old and new, through EBay, giving people a great chance to grab what they want.  Heck, even new releases may show up there.  Concerning shipping….if you bid and win on multiple items on EBay, then wait until I send you the invoice for your items via EBay, so I can adjust the shipping cost so that it matches what you would pay on A Different Drum’s website.   Thus you will not pay more for shipping by winning multiple items.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me.  I’m sometimes slow to reply to emails these days since I’m only available to work with A Different Drum a couple times per week (you know…other full-time job, etc.), but I do reply to the emails I receive at todd@adifferentdrum.com

Thanks!
-Todd

September 14, 2012

A Different Drum - Clearance CD List

Filed under: Uncategorized — Todd @ 1:09 pm

Hello friends of A Different Drum.  It is time for another clearance CD list.  The CD’s listed here are not necessarily priced at a discount on the website, but are available through email request.  Whoever claims them first will get them at the discounted price, and I’ll reply with an invoice so you can send the payment.   First come…first serve.

Also, if you are wondering…  YES, I’ll have the new De/Vision album for order next week, and the new Daybehavior CD is also on the way.  Sorry for the wait on those–you’ll be able to order them from the website soon :-)

CLEARANCE CDs:

Elegant Machinery “Move” (MCD) $6
Endanger “Die Show Muss Weitergehen” $5
Estrange “On the Wane” $10
John Foxx “Metatronic” (2CD+DVD) $10
Goodbye July “It was Dark for So Long We Thought We Were Dead” $8
Huminoida “Whiter Album” $10
Hurts “Blood Tears and Gold” (MCD) $5
Hyperbubble “Better Set Your Phasers to Stun” (MCD) $4
I Synthesist “Art of Survival” $6
IAMX “Dogmatic Infidel Comedown OK” $10
IAMX “Kingdom of Welcome Addiction” $10
Informatik “Arena” $10
Individual Industry “Dreams Never End” $8
Interface “Body Flow” (MCD) $3
Interface “Vision of Modern Life” $10
Kite “III” (CDEP) $6
Legacy of Music “Ex-pedition” $12
Legacy of Music “4-Ward” $12
Level 2.0 “Battle Sight Zero” $8
Level 2.0 “Armageddon” $8
Liquid Divine “Sojourner EP” (CDEP) $6
Liquid Divine “Autophobia” $10
Magikbrite “Clinical Heroes” $5
Felix Marc “The Muse” (MCD) $6
Thermostatic “Humanizer” $12

OK, that’s the list for today.  Email me at todd@adifferentdrum.com (or reply to this update) to let me know what you want, and I’ll reply to let you know what you got and send an invoice.  Give me a few days, since sometimes I get a pile of replies and have to see who gets which CD’s first :-)

-Todd

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