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... very often i receive similar questions. Also every visitor, who is new to my website and eventually would like to buy some music for the first time, has a couple of questions. Here i've compiled a little FAQ which does also work as an explaination and help. As always it's possible to write me too with any question.




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How can i purchase music from you? Please send me an E-Mail to someone@something-records.com to purchase vinyl. The digital series is available in external digital stores only. There is no shopping system on this site. But orders via Mail are easy. Just let me know what item you want to buy. Important: Let me know your shipping adress - and how you want to pay (Paypal or direct Bank transfer). You will receive further infos, including the shipping costs usually within a few hours.
What can i buy from you? Only Vinyl Series items are for sale! - The DGT Series on this website is for presentation and exploring - it can be purchased via downloads from many online Webshops. For this visit external shops. I've compiled some under the links page >here< or visit any other that you like. It's also out there in streaming applications.
How much Shipping Costs do i have to pay? The Shipping cost depends always on the Size and wheight of the package. You will receive an answermail including a suggested price and options for the shipping. All orders will shipped from Germany via DHL. A secured parcel within Germany currently costs 7,49€ with tracking. Foreign countries are more expensive of course.
Why is there no regular shopping system including shipping costs and immediatley check out with paypal? A shop system would mean much third party involvements from external companies and a lot of work for me just to update and keep it working. This website here is done by myself without any data usage from visitors, there aren't even bad cookies. I don't like the idea to buy a shop system from an external coder - and afterall it wouldn't make much sense, since i don't sell a lot. Just a bunch of orders are coming in usually in a year. However i care for every order. After you've sent in your email order you can choose a shipping option and i think we will still find the best solution.
http(s): Is something-records.com an unsafe website / why does your domain doesn't include a http-s ? My website is coming from a time before https and without other newer bad features like tracking-cookies etc. It is a html website without any user logins or other possibilities for website visitors to interact data with the website. Therefore there should be not much risks for you. It is an unencrypted website. This does NOT mean it is not safe! Only that send data could theoretical be intercepted by criminals... But since you don't send any userdata like logins, passwords or similar at all - not any website internal emails etc, the whole thing should be irrelevant - so don't worry too much.
Can i buy and download something from you? You can do this for example at my humble Bandcamp account >here<, or visit any download shop which carries most of my music, like beatport. I don't sell digital downloads here. So if you want to buy some music digital in form from download files, please visit those shops. I've collected some shops under > links <. Regarding this something website right here, buying is possible but no download files will be provided ( i sell vinyl only here ).
Where the hell is something located? Something Records is located in Harz Mountains Germany!
How can i pay? You can pay with Paypal or direct Banktransfer.
When do i have to pay, and when do i get something? All payments have to be done in advance. After the money has received at the account, the order will ship as soon as possible. Paypal payments will get there very fast, while banktransfers will take a few days.
How can i listen to your music at something-records.com? Two ways. Click on the small PLAY button - - located at the right corner at each release. That will open your player and all tracks of that release will play in a list (*.m3u). M3u is an open language format, that can configured independently with each computer and used programs. That means a m3u list will always play depending on your computer-settings. It might play in your browser dirctly or will open an app. Sometimes browsers will not work that good. I suggest to install a player-app on your device ( think winamp, aimp, vox etc.. ) and let this open m3u files always. You can also try to right-click-save-target-as and download the m3u file, to open it then from your harddisc.
The other way to listen to something here, is of course to click on each single track of the release. That will play only that single song. Every MP3-Link-function of this website will be highlighted in orange color when you roll over it with your mouse. Click on it and there will be something happen!
Is there any additional information available for something releases? Yes, click on the "/// read more ..." link, or on the cover pictures for that specific release. Also there are bigger images for each release behind the both Cover buttons * ~.
How do i know which release is available and what is currently sold out? You can see the status next to the release:
- 'in stock' (available and ready for eMail orders)
- 'sold out' (currently sold out. If i get many request i'll considering a repress maybe)
- 'no stock' (not for sale & nothing in stock)
Who runs the label and who are the Artists behind it? Well, that's me ( Stephan Laubner :) The STL project is more on the vinyl and beat orientated side, while the Lunatik Sound System is Ambient and experimental listening stuff. Synthonic Matter is a more experimental project and mostly freestyle Electronica. Other Something artists are listed under the links section.
What does DGT Series mean and why don't you sell it here currently at any format?
DGT stands for DiGiTal. It doesn't make much sense to sell any DGT Series item on CDs, other Formats like Vinyl, Cassettes or whatever, cause only a handful would buy them. The DGT Series is mostly ambient music and comes in (non)entertaining experimental sound, which doesn't sell a bit - so i stick only with downloads or files at external shops and sell just my Vinyl Series. As much as i would love to sell them in some physical format + as much as i love to make & do believe into this Series - bottom line: i can't sell it here and for a few. Please visit your favourite download shop to get them. However i encourage you to get the for-cd/printing-optimized HQ covers that i make every time for each DGT Series release. In order to do whatever you like with them to do - for private use only.
Can i send you any Demos? Demos have to be send by post in physical form on cdr or something like that. Please no download links - i will not check them out!
When will your latest Vinyl releases be available in digital stores around the globe, ready for downloads? Please note that the latest and newest Something Vinyl Series items will never be released the same time when the physical vinyl comes out. That's because vinyl is more important to me and i will wait a good while before they are up at digital-stores worldwide. If you are like me, please support and buy the vinyl...
Is Something active in other www networks / can i find you elsewhere? The truth is that i'm contemporary not active at places like Facebook, instagram, twitter etc.. or any kind of blogs, online discussion forums or other social media. Any accounts or content about me or something is not done by me and is either fake and cheat, or not under my control! Nevertheless you can check my > bandcamp account < and follow it >here<, watch some videos on youtube and listen to some recordings at a secret, now dead soundcloud account ( ..and no, it is NOT called stl-official or any other accounts - these are autogenerated). If you would like to get in touch, feel for express yourself, asking any questions, comment anything to me or if you are just interested in something, please write an e-mail. The chances are very low that we actually meet up somewhere and under four eyes. thank you :)
Can i multiplicate your music and Something content to share it with others? Please ask before you act.
if you don't do so, you will have to live with the fact that your multiplication will be removed by some enteties, without asking you as well. And that doesn't neccesarily means, the removing process has anything to do with something records per se. It's maybe not under my control. The modern times are controlled by robots not by living people.
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