Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Final Entry

It's with great relief that I am able to announce that this is the final entry for No Longer Forgotten Music. I have run out of things to post. But also, no less importantly, I lack the energy to continue. I didn't wait for some significant number to stop, or for the blog's seventh birthday (which happens to be July 13th), or anything special like that. Just an ordinary day in June with a fine, though not particularly spectacular, release. Over the past seven years, I have posted over 2100 albums, tapes, and singles with great joy. However, the difficulties of getting new stuff to post, and of course the difficulties with share sites removing files, have made me lose interest. Everything you've seen here within the last 6 months were ripped more than a year ago. I am simply putting some more items online for the sake of it (and of course also so that I won't have wasted my effort).

It has been a pleasure to do this blog. To know some that fine music posted here has since been officially reissued has made the years of work more than worthwhile.  Once forgotten gems by XX Committee, Odal, Hands To, Vice, Bazooka, Mekanik Kommando, Das Ding, and Sluik have found modern listeners and a wider audience, Some people have even started businesses by officially re-releasing out-of-print stuff that they first heard here. I have exchanged some nice music with some friendly people. Many musicians were happy to find their old sounds again through this blog, though some were upset... although if an album was released an edition of 10 copies and not looked back upon for decades, then I don't understand why the artist would be bothered by a blog post now. Still, I have respectfully removed offending posts when asked to.

It is possible that I'll post something at some time in the future, if by whatever strange coincidence I digitize something for someone, or if I get a new contribution from Dr. Freakowitz. Keep in mind that the re-upping policy remains the same. I am finished actively posting music, but don't worry: I will not remove this blog or deactivate the e-mail address for some time. I might close the possibility to leave comments. 99% of the time it is a request to re-up something. If you want the links to be alive, then you need to help me out: send me a private email and I will send files to you through WeTransfer on one condition: you must re-up them to a file-sharing server so that I can add an active download link here. It's really that simple. If you don't re-up a file you've requested from me, if instead you just consume them without helping to share, then I won't send you anything again. Easy.

This has been another piece of fine print. Over and out.

69 comments:

Jon Waterschoot said...

Only today I stumbled on this fine blog (a Google search for Paleis van Boem led me here)
And today you've decided to write this final entry.
Well, then, I salute thee - and thank you - I'll be digging in your previous posts.
Greetings - Jon

stefano alessandroni said...

please , keep on posting the undergroundest ones ... nobody knows how to find exept you i guess, the missing parts o the collections you made possible to hear to all of us .
Great thanks in any case , this blog has been one special good friend to me all over these years , i will miss it a lot....

Profil said...

It's very sad. I hope you will sooner or later return. Thank you.

r3n3gad3 said...

thanks for your job,

early industrial stuff fan from Poland

dsm said...

Wave Goodby then !!!

Many thanks for your efforts. One more loss on the blogspere. However, I wish you the very best with what ever you will be up to in the future.

guido/DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE

Kristofer Svensson said...

Sad to see yet another one of the best music blogs go!
Super thanks for all your fine shares!
Best wishes!
Kristofer

Gluzd said...

if you do not deserve a monument, then you need to hear not only the words responsibly grateful. you have to be handed over

Carl Howard said...

Ack! You've never REALLY reached the end of the internet, you know!
There's always more.

carlomante said...

Thank you for your time and your fine work.
I hope that for every Blog that die, another one will rise.
All the best.
Carlo

? said...

i thank you

soundhead said...

Many thanks

Been a fan of the blog since the beginning

I wouldn't know about some of my favorite music without this blog

Best,
S

Chris Randolph said...

Thanks for all the work! I mainly grabbed the older stuff... so rare and so much fun. Thanks again.

guy smiley said...

A great blog, which exposed me to much great music which I would otherwise have missed. A real labour of love on your part obviously. As always, I have not posted thanks as often as I should, but I am really grateful. Thanks for the hours and hours you put in. Much appreciated.

Arf Ortiyef said...

thanks for all the great posts!

Christopher said...

Thanks for all your efforts and PEACE.

rickets said...

Thank you for all of the great music you have posted over the years

Mikel R. Nieto said...

Thanks a lot.
Good work!

mkl

AW said...

Thanks for all the hard work; sorry to see you go.

A Devil with Unity said...

Thank you for everything. I have greatly appreciated your work.

qrter said...

I've only recently found your blog (a couple of months ago), but I greatly appreciate all your work.

Thank you.

Ian said...

Hartelijk dank! Thank you! Bless you!

Heartiest thanks for ensuring that all this great music is no longer forgotten. You will not be forgotten either!

Well done, mate.

jiubugaosuni said...

had so much fun here
thank you

stefano alessandroni said...

i don't beleave

Jorge Stretcher said...

was a pleasure to follow this blog over the years, thanks for everything

pompao said...

thanks, thanks and thanks, man!! great blog. Come back sonn!! long live real music.
ariel navarro, from argentina.

zojoi said...

Many thanks for all the wonderful posts over the years.

Harry Klein said...

thanks man for this blog!!!!

Bence said...

Ongelooflijk bedankt,

Dit is en was de beste blog van het web naast Mutant Sounds. Ik ontdekte je blog helemaal in het begin, ik was toen 15 of 16. Ik leerde de Nederlandse muziekhistorie op een andere manier kennen en werd voor het eerst trots op wat ons land te bieden had. Ik herontdekte de muzikale wereld waar mijn vader, dezelfde cassettes van staalplaat die uit dozen tevoorschijn kwamen. Ik begon zelf alles te verzamelen, zelf te home-tapen, kwam naar Kapotte Muziek in de occii Amsterdam, Ultra 2012, er kwamen veel reissues zoals Das Ding etc etc. Ik luisterde naar elke tape die je had geupload.
Nu ben ik zelf een blog begonnen:

http://archaicinventions.blogspot.nl/

No Longer Forgotten Music gaat gewoon door. Door mensen die het blijven voortzetten. Ik ken in ieder geval een nieuwe generatie mensen die bevangen is geraakt door deze muziek en hoe marginaal ook op dit moment bezig is deze wereld een nieuw leven in te blazen.

Heel erg bedankt voor het herschrijven van de historie!

Bence

TymexPyres said...

While it hasn't all been my cup of tea, this blog has opened my eras and mind to many new sounds over the past years.Thnk u so much for your labors. ~JMH

glaukos666 said...

Many thanks for your activity here. Your blog is one of the greatest thing which I found on Internet. I think that my "Encyclopaedia of Industrial Music" book couldn't happen in such form without your incredible blog. Hats off!!!

Rafał KOCHAN

Richard Zimmerman said...

:( Thanks for everything.

icepick method said...

End of an era. Thanks for everything. You are the most prolific poster ever.

M— said...

Thank you for everything. You made a superb blog. Enjoy some different stuff for a while.

Stefan M—
@friendsound

Marcel said...

Bedankt voor de fraaie muziekjes!

Curious Guy said...

Many years ago i read the cassette reviews of Oscar Smit in Vinyl magazine. Never thought I could listen to those mysterious releases.
But NLFM finally made a lot of those available over the past years.
Eeuwig dankbaar,
CG.

Unknown said...

much respect as always. thank you for all your focus and dedication to this blog and being as patient as you could be. i'll definitely be contacting you in the future for requests and i'll re-up some stuff i had put back on rapidshare before they were taken down again. i think Mega is the best alternative right now.

you exposed me to a great many acts that i never would've heard otherwise and i'm really grateful.

Lief Coose said...

Bedankt voor de fijne tijd en ontdekkingen. Steven

mmatt said...

thanks a mill and a field of grain for all your shares.

buon fortuna in your paths ahead!

matt

mmatt said...

thanks a mill and a field of grain for all your shares.

buon fortuna in your paths ahead!

matt

Unknown said...

We understand the situation. In recent months we have seen the same attitude in other blogs. Surely we will really miss their posts, were wonderful!

Thank you man!

James A. Naismith said...

Thanks, mang

jjr4 said...

thank you for theses seven years of quality and exploration. You're done after seven years we keep the itch.

bX-59cppw said...

...the knowledge i've acquired from what you've posted here is invaluable...

Thanks for everything.

me said...

oh no! just saw this, sad news. loved your blog, unlike any other out there, turned me on to many rarities. thanks so much.

Otis said...

sad times - but understood. thanks so much for your truly admirable efforts.

Pawel said...

thanks for all!

Michael Collins said...

Thank you for broadening my knowledge of music beyond what I would have been exposed to in such a short period of time. Hopefully the site can exist long enough for me to catch up on some of the more recent posts i've missed.

Dani said...

No!
What a bad idea!
...
I will miss NLF greatly

Bakunin's Beard said...

Thank you for the effort of sharing all this with us, it's been an absolute pleasure hearing all these artists I would not have otherwise been introduced to if it were not for this site. Best of luck in the future :)

john said...

very sad that you are leaving. Thanks for everything.

Peter said...

can't remember the post that lead me to your door, think it was Greater than One, but thanks for your hard fucking work, you're a saint and lover of fine music, cheers!

armeur H said...

great job during all these years, thank you very much for your dedication. All the best for the future.

ryan said...

How I stumbled upon you is now a mystery to me, but for years I've been revisiting your space to learn what I didn't already know. Thank you.

Reverend Joseph Newman said...

that's real bad news.
thanks for all the music all this time.
it's been a wonderful adventure.

Jeffery Doner said...

major loss for us all. thanks for all your tireless work and dealing with the annoying hosting sites. many previous posts gone dead will be sorely missed.

Henk Madrotter said...

kan begrijpen dat je er mee stopt, zit zelf ook steeds op het randje, vanwege al het gezeik met sharing sites en het verwijderen van posts en het eeuwige gezeik van luitjes over dode links, of foto's niet anders kunnen enz. dit is echt 1 van mijn favoriete blogs, als iemand die zelf uit de oude punk scene in rotterdam komt was het soms ongelovelijk, de dingen die ik hier soms tegen kwam en mijn dank is dus ENORM, dank! dank! dank!

fslmy said...

you'll be missed!

Salaried Man Club said...

Many thanks, I've gotten a lot from this blog. The efforts will be missed.

All those soothsayers from the formative years, 06-07, are dimming the lights. Does feel like an end of an era!

negativeplanet said...

thank you so very much for this incredible effort. your blog was one of the real important libraries for interesting outsider music and will, as well the music itself, never be forgotten.

thank you, again.

agathis said...

Thank you for this blog!

I found some gems here in the past years and surely missed even more.

And, well, maybe it's just a right moment to post the entire archive to the torrents? Now when the library will not be updated so often?

I can back it up for, say, a couple of years.

Maria Chamourlidou said...

You write ver interesting.Like your style

mess said...

This blog is a special place, hats off to you

Jules Klimaatblog said...

eeuwig respect.

Noonperhaps said...

I had a feeling this would happen, many other great blogs have ceased after music crackdowns on mediafire and megaupload. Perhaps thousands of great blogs run by people kind enough to take time out of their day to upload incredibly hard to find music and other audio recordings. Things that are in many cases no longer for sale, or on formats no longer widely available (in some cases accessible).

I think it's outrageous that files are so carelessly deleted. In a lot of cases past artists are actually suppressed and a bit flattered to learn that people are still interested in something they might have created years ago, not upset that people are sharing it for free. This is a war on culture, not music piracy. At least hundreds of thousands of uploaded material must have simply whipped off servers, whipped off the face of the earth in the last 3 years than had ever happened previously with cassette tapes or LPs. This is a modern day book burning, but in cases like this with audio. What good does it do anybody to delete something?

Without ranting on too long, I too used to run a blog mostly for lounge music and other rarities I have collected over the years. Mediafire started to remove my files, and it became too much to constantly replace them for enthusiastic blog followers. So please, if anything don't think of this as a bad thing seeing as how much you have contributed!

I've always enjoyed reading your blog, and I can only hope that people won't just timidly take these defeats, but stand up and continue to share great music. It's not stealing, or wrong and this mentality needs to stop if we are to ever progress in the 21 century.

Esteban Tenedor said...

Greetings, I have to thank you immensely as the magnificent work done on this blog, is a special place, is of the best places and found that diffusion of experimental music, a real gem!.

I met many interesting bands and many artistic projects on this site, I very much appreciate all the work as done, thanks to publicize many odd jobs and hard to get, it's a shame that publications come to an end, however all published material and the blog itself, remain for posterity.

Many successes in your future projects, a big hello from Costa Rica.

Manny Manny THANKS FOR ALL!!!

METROPOLITAN INTENT said...

YOU WERE THE BEST BLOG OUT THERE!! AND YOU ALWAYS BE!!

Unknown said...

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VOM PROFI FÜRN FACHMANN
!!!!!!

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zdarma said...

I want to say thank you for all the work you have put in on this blog over the years. I have followed it since it started though I never really posted many comments. But this blog has always been one of my favorites and one of the most amazing resources out there on the internet for me and introduced me to the amazing Ding Dong Records and Grafika Airlines. Best of luck to you in the future and I am forever grateful for what you have done and the horizons that you have expanded.

Arno Ouwejan said...

Thank you! Great to find the cassette i made in the eighties (Morbid Freud). I lost my mastertape so i'm very glad with finding it amongst other longlost music.
Thank you for the GREAT work and all the effort you've put into the site.
Greetings, Arno