Snail mail:

Vesa Lautamaki
Stalarminkatu 5 B 15
20810 TURKU

I don’t know how people are even aware that I have a gmail address, but I’ve been getting a lot of promo stuff to that address as well. I’ve read maybe 1% of them, because I rarely use that address. So if you want my attention, do not use the gmail address. or (but not both, they both go to me and I don’t need them twice). Twitter and Facebook works too. But gmail doesn’t.

Feel free to send me a promos, but I hope you investigate this site a little before that. There’s no point in sending me metal or hip-hop no matter how good it is, because that’s not what this site is about. And all emails with EDM on the subject line goes directly to the trash bin unless they contain hockey debate. But if do you have some good new folk, country, power pop, indie pop, americana… album then I’m all ears. I do not promise to write about the releases you send over. Basicly if it’s something I really like or love, it’s very likely that I will write about it. If it’s something that I don’t like that much, it’s very likely that I don’t review it. The amount of promo emails I get, has gotten so ludicrous during the last few years that I don’t have time to properly listen to all the submissions. I probably couldn’t even if this was a full time job and well this is just a hobby that I write on my spare time. I do spend quite a lot of time going through them and I do hope you keep sending them.

Test drive of an additional submission tool:

A collaborative Spotify playlist

Artists, labels and pr people, feel free to add songs to this collaborative playlist, if you want me to hear them. Emailing is still perfectly fine and you can also do both if you so wish. However, I just don’t have time to go through all the song links on emails and I try out this playlist just because that way it would be easier to listen to them than going through links on individual emails. This might not work at all and obviously all the advance stuff isn’t on Spotify. But as an additional tool maybe it could work and I would listen to a bigger percentage of the submissions than what I currently do. We’ll see. Please do not delete stuff (other than your own submission, if you had a change of heart) or change the order of the playlist. I will do the editing by either deleting them or moving them to a personal playlist for further investigating. I probably will be fairly cruel at this, because based on email submissions I usually like about 1% of the music that people send to me. However, this way you would know, if I have any interest in it and you don’t have to follow-up over and over again. This playlist for the songs that passed the first phase, now carries a silly title OCTA Submissions: It’s a Yes! and you’ll find it here. I don’t really know yet how long I’ll keep the songs there, but at least for a little while so I remember to listen to some more and you know that I actually like it and following up might not be a complete waste of time. Anyway, I shall see how this goes. I might delete this whole thing in a week, but you just don’t know without trying it.