Cosmo D in Other Thoughts & Musings on April 12, 2013
Hello visitors and listeners,
I wanted to fill you in on recent evolutions to this website. The backstory: the group I’m a part of, Archie Pelago, recently upgraded our Soundcloud page to ‘pro’ status, which gave us particularly detailed metrics to who was visiting the page and listening to our music. I was looking into these numbers and realized a good bit of traffic was coming over through my own cosmod.net website. This surprised me. While Archie has continued to grow, my attention to my cosmod.net website, which from its inception served as a mirror to all of my musical activities (Archie or otherwise), waned.
As many people familiar with my music know, Archie has become my primary musical focus over the past few years and I wouldn’t want it any other way. It’s exactly the music I want to be playing and making right now and this endeavor has clearly taken on its own life and inertia in the two+ years since we started it.
As for the internet-based reflection of this, Archie upgraded its own dedicated page using the same website architecture as this page, and the various gigs, mixes and releases that Archie has been involved in are well-represented on that site.
Because of this, I felt no need to update my own website as it would have been redundant. But then I saw those Soundcloud metrics, and I realized the way forward:
Cosmod.net will now serve as a dedicated page to my solo cello explorations and other non-Archie tangents. No surprise there, but seeing as all the Archie content is well-organized on the Archie website, it simply doesn’t need to be on this site. Links to Archie, with varying degrees of relevance, will probably continue to pepper this website, but ultimately cosmod.net will be a refraction of my work outside of and around Archie.
Thus, I’ll be posting more cello explorations that I’ve made over the past few months/years (Via Soundcloud, mp3, always embeded in this site) and any other sideways musical moves I’m inspired to share. As I’ve learned over the years, you never really know who is watching / listening to your music, so in honor of the fans who found Archie through this website (and vice versa), stay tuned.