The House Organ is a DIY label for audio and other artefacts from the No-Audience Underground. Primarily sounding across a spectrum of improvisation and noise, it takes a critical stance to digital-self-publishing whilst providing alternatives to dominant streaming and sharing models. For deep-thinkers who don’t take themselves too seriously.
The House Organ has been a learning process. In particular, for example, in previously avoiding Bandcamp, I inadvertently shunned much of our audience. Focusing on Crypto was overly technical and alienating. Bitcoin sounded promising, became the domain of speculative finance, morphed into Blockchain and has mostly become pure snake-oil that takes the energy output of a large country to maintain. The implications of centralised online platforms remain troublesome but we remain caught in the gravitational pull of these services none-the-less. Opting-out can frequently be a privileged position. I won’t labour these points. If you’d like a slightly more in-depth analysis check out An (Opinionated) Critical Guide to DIY Digital Publishing (kindly published by TQ).
This latest incarnation of The House Organ aims to hang on to its prior ambitions whilst making it a bit easier on you. You can find us on social media and you can pay-what-you-like on Bandcamp. There are also alternatives such as streaming us on the co-operative ‘Resonate’ or downloading directly over bittorrent. Finally, for the privacy conscious or peer-2-peer geek, there are also TOR and DAT mirrors.