discretionary

Please note: no submissions of material for potential review is being considered at this point in time.

rules for potential submission of material

Noting that I am not actively seeking submission of material to review, there may be circumstances where I accept some items, provided the following terms are agreeable.

  • I will only review material that has been furnished with a physical release.
  • The release must be current and have reasoanble availability (i.e. not be limited to a stupidly low number).
  • The genre of the music must be suitably aligned to the types of items reviewed on this site.
  • I will review CDs and vinyls (and perhaps tapes – depending on the release).
  • If a release is produced on multiple formats, my preference is as follows: vinyls first, then CDs, followed lastly by tapes.
  • I will generally not review CDRs (too often this is indicative of a hastily produced and/ or derivative type release) .
  • I do not review digital releases or accept MP3’s, download links/ files etc as a substitute for a copy of the actual release.
  • If I do accept the submission of a release for review, a full and complete copy of the physical release must be provided.  Any promo versions, or versions stamped ‘promo’, ‘sample’, or with corners cut off, holes punched in covers or other markings to indicate its ‘promo’ status, will not be reviewed.
  • To reduce postage cost, sending CD’s (including front/ back covers) without the jewel cases is acceptable.
  • Any items submitted will not be returned.
  • I am not interested in reviewing hastily thrown together releases, with little care of quality, aesthetic and design.
  • I am not interested in reviewing second rate and/ or derivative releases – again quality over quantity.  Before you seek to have an item reviewed, undertake a detailed assessment of your own work and make an honest judgement of how it stacks up against other ‘pinnacle’ works.  If in your heart of hearts you feel that your material is second rate, or pales in compassion to comparative material – it is probably true – in which case I am not interested in reviewing it.

If the above terms are not agreeable that is quite fine by me. I will happily continue buying releases and reviewing the ones I feel are worthy, thank you very much!  Life is too short to be burdened with listening to and writing about boring, bad, uninspired or derivative music.  This is a passion – not a job!

If you have got this far and are still interested in trying to submit an item for review, contact me with a proposal, including relevant details at: noisereceptor at hotmail dot com

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