The Acen Monolith Box Set: All You Need To Know (Blog 2 of 3)
Welcome to "blog the second" which I am writing on the same day as blog the first, cos time is so short! Tomorrow (Tuesday) The Lowercase and I are out collecting KF stock, and some other labels stock, to bring back for Kniteforce Distribution, so I figured better get this done today. Gonna be knackered tomorrow!
Before I start, I wanted to confirm with you who are waiting on the Isotonik Box Sets: Those should go out by the end of this week. And those of you waiting on the Acen Trip To The Moon represses pre sale - I expect thos to arrive late this week or next week. The sooner the better for all of us, eh?
Anywho, as you might have guessed, this blog is all about Acen. And thats always a great topic to talk about, because Acen always has so many very exciting musics happening haha!
Right, lets start by confirming a few things! The Monolith Box Set, and the two Rare / Unreleased EPs and the SECRET EP will go up for presale on the 27th of July.
I do not think it will be a very long presale. I was told on the phone that "KF170 will be ready first week in July" and I had to say "NO! No, please no. Thats too soon". Because pressing records has gone from "oohhh...cant press that for 18 months" to "okay, we will have them tomorrow" which is definitely better, but has its own issues. Anyway, the point is, I asked my pressing plant to hold it back until end of July at the very earliest. So I suspect the set will arrive close to when the presale opens.
Two years ago, Acen's Trip To The Moon box set sold over 1500 copies. We are pressing considerably less than that on Monolith, because 2 years ago and now are very different times. But still, I expect this one to be one of the fastest selling releases we have ever had.
There will be two versions of the set available. One will be the Extended Box Set, and that will be 8 x 12" records, a poster, a USB containing EVERY Acen release as well as some unreleased bits and bobs, stickers and an inflatable aardvark. That last bit is a lie. There will not be an aardvark, or if there is, it is a startlingly unlikely coincidence and it has nothing to do with me.
Would be great though.
There will also be the 5 vinyl version of the box set available. And the extra 3 records will be available in limited numbers individually.
I am doing it this way because I KNOW box sets are expensive and money is tight for many people. This way you can choose to get the Extended 8 Vinyl set with everything (and at a cheaper price than buying 8 records individually) or simply get the 5 vinyl set and / or the individual records. And so here is the artwork of all the things.
KF170 - Acen - Monolith
KF228 - Acen - Rare / Unreleased Vol 1
KF229 - Acen - Rare / Unreleased Vol 2
KF239 - Acen - SECRET
KFZ14 - Acen - Complete Works:
Other than that...if by chance you were interested in winning a set of these records as test presses, The Lowercase is doing a competition for them on his show this Saturday...
The Lowercase plays every week on the Promo Show from 7pm-9pm on:
where he plays all the Kniteforce related new music...so its always worth tuning in, and this week will be quite Acen-y I think lol...I will also try to be in the chat, so why not come and enjoy the "Acen Special" Promo Show? Lots of first time plays and some really exclusive stuff...
And thats all for this blog! See you Wednesday for the super exciting Knite Club reveal. Oooh...I have so much to say about that!!!