*'XBLOOME', BAND FROM VIENNA PUBLISHES WORLD'S FIRST ALBUM PRODUCED EXCLUSIVELY WITH FREE SOFTWARE*
After their debut CD "...Done!" in 2006, and the limited edition release "Remixed: Happy Rebel" in 2009, the band XBloome from Vienna is proud to announce their third album.
"X marks the spot" covers multiple genres: Whether one prefers dancing to whipping disco-beats, dream away to dark-spherical sounds or simply chill while enjoying the smooth-jazzy side of XBloome - this multifarious album is still revealing new details and facets after repeated playing.
As maybe the first album ever, "X marks the spot" was produced exclusively using Free Software (Open Source) and without a professional studio or graphic designers. With this 'proof of concept' album, XBloome have debunked several prejudices about feasability, professionality and quality of free and self-made productions.
Art needs exchange to live. That's why XBloome have made a point of sharing their experiences: On their website, they offer other artists how-tos, tutorials and templates .
Consistently, their label of choice to release this album on was "Edelbrand-Records", whose priority lies in the promotion of musical-cultural exchange between artists.
Like all other XBloome albums, "X marks the spot" will not only be available for sale on CD at their concerts, but as of November 1st 2010 will be obtainable as a free download on link  - in full length and high-quality, under a Creative-Commons license.
XBloome will bring the new album on tour, starting on November 12th, playing at the "5 year Edelbrand-Records" event at the "Arena" in Vienna.
Additional information and background-details about the production are available on their band website .
Press-contact / queries:
press AT NOSPAM xbloome.com
Sorry if this post offended anyone. It's a 1:1 copy of the original press-release text - which explains the capital letters, and the phone numbers (which I have removed now).
We want to share our experience and know-how we've made with music production. We're not selling a product here.
Of course, we're not the first to make music with Free Software (how ignorant would we be to say/think that?)
...but we couldn't find a single case where the whole production chain (from recording to the CD manufacturing-plant) only contains Free Software (Open Source).
Usually, there are some proprietary components involved at some point (audio plugins, graphics/layout software, fonts, ICC-profiles, etc...)
I hope you see the difference now.