General

Website (*not) to be deleted as of July 2018 (*Updated!)

I have decided (after some consideration) to cancel this website (www.aethelruna.co.uk). All of the information here can be found elsewhere and it just amounts to an unnecessary cost for me. For direct updates on Æþelruna you can still use the Facebook page. I am not currently active on any other social media and do not plan to be unless Facebook is popularly replaced by something else. I will not be posting this announcement to social media, so only those who actively come to the website will see it. I will therefore know how useful the site is by the number of objections I receive to this decision....

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Bandcamp

The short version of this post is simply that Æþelruna will not be distributed via Bandcamp any longer. A few days ago Bandcamp announced that they would be donating all of their profits from sales made during Friday, 3rd February to ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) for political reasons you may or may not agree with. I don't know much about ACLU as I'm not American, and despite being told certain disturbing things, without further research of my own I don't feel comfortable either supporting or wholly condemning them. But, therein lies the problem: Bandcamp never gave artists the option...

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10 Year Reflections

October marks a 10 year anniversary of sorts. Not of Æþelruna, which is itself nearly five years old, but of its predecessor, Adalruna. To be precise, it marks 10 years since I 'released' the demo, Rediviva, in 2006. While these recordings are by no means good, I do look upon them somewhat fondly. I recall reading Stephen Flowers' book, Adalruna, and thinking that Johannes Bureus, his exploits and ideas, would make interesting subject matter around which to base a project. I regrettably gave away my copy of this book several years ago and have never been able to replace it. I had some...

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