Call us ambitious. Of all the sophomore releases we have heard through the years, nothing comes close to what Urceus Exit has conjured on Compensation For the Sound of Silence. As a pop album, the release is unforgettable. For synthpop, it is miles ahead of what is on the market today. Lyrically and musically, frontman Richard Duggan has over-reached and extended the possibilities of electronic pop beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. Compensation for the Sound of Silence is an epic album that will turn heads with tracks like “Drifting” and “The Worst that We’ve Become”. The listener is engaged and without a doubt every song is a sonic gem. In short, the album is brilliant and needs to be heard.
Compensation for the Sound of Silence will be released in three different editions on September 1st: first and most gloriously, there will be a 2CD limited edition, complete with alternate versions of every track on disc 2 that give the album a new freshness and a different spin. The limited edition comes in a beautifully designed ecopak double wallet and will include a double sided poster, two limited edition pins, and 320 kbps downloads while-you-wait for the CDs to arrive. These downloads will come complete with embedded track-art and smart-lyrics, recognizable in iTunes, Windows Media, and other popular players.
We are ambitious: this album needs to be heard. So the next edition will be a free download version available at artoffact.com. The files will be 128 kbps and freely distributable. If you like what you hear, you can purchase hi-res versions from iTunes or other retailers, or make a donation to our project. The iTunes version (version 3 for those keeping count) will include a PDF booklet available nowhere else. All of this available September 1st, 2009 exclusively from Artoffact Records.