Thursday, September 28, 2006

Email Issues

The host for our server has been having some problems and as a result our email server isn't working for several days now. We've been try to get this fixed but with no success so we aren't sure when the email addresses will be working again. We will try and get this worked out ASAP, but in the meantime if you need to contact us, please contact Jikkenteki at "jikkenteki2000(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)jp"

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Time Flies

Seems like just a couple weeks ago when we reported we had returned from the excellent Earth Energy party in Yamanashi, but already the next Earth Energy is upon us on Sept 16th-18th. Again Jikkenteki will be playing a trance live set (Sunday at 6pm) and a downtempo live set (Sun/Mon night starting at midnight). There are some other great acts playing as well, including Optokoppler, Chromatone, Naveen and Japan's own Uni. Should be an excellent show. For more information see HERE

Speaking of Earth Energy, Psy16's new label, Sonic Traveler Music, as released their first compilation, Earth Energy: Resolution, which features tracks from artists who played at Earth Energy this year, including Hydraglyph, Optokoppler, Slum and more. Jikkenteki reworked one of his older live classics "I.S.B. Part I" for the release as well. For more information check HERE and watch the webshop as we will be selling it soon.

Big news on the sales front: PAR-2 is entering the world of digital downloads. PAR-2 Productions releases will now be sold in 320 .mp3 and .wav formats on We've been looking around at our options for digital downloads for awhile now and we felt that had the best deal having realistic prices on .wav files. The first track is up from "Neptune's Garden" and more will be following shortly. Also be sure to check out their other releases which feature some excellent work from their own artists as well as a number of tracks from the Iboga! See HERE for the nitty gritty.

And while we are on the topic of "time", PAR-2's next comp, Mainspring Motion, is entering the final stages of production. We now officially have all the tracks in, mastering has begun and the art is being worked on as well. We don't have an exact release date pinpointed yet, but we expect it to be sometime probably in November.

And finally while we are talking about releases, Tokyo's psy-haven Psychedelic Garden is now selling PAR-2's releases on their website. Check HERE for more details.