I didn’t really want to ‘announce’ anything but since I’m getting requests for reviews, it’s only fair to let anyone who has recently submitted music for review or any requests know that I am giving this a break. Emphasise on break, because I’m not stopping this permanently, no way. Starting this blog, I was hoping to do some decent stuff and I was honestly surprised that I managed to have the opportunity to write for two other websites before the blog reached a six-month anniversary. I started taking a break from those sites too (again, I will be writing for them again) a while back and I have to put this personal review blog on hold as well.
It bums me out to do this, because I’m missing out on reviewing a lot of stuff I’d been highly anticipating (Danny Brown’s “Old”, Chelsea Wolfe’s “Pain Is Beauty”, Tim Hecker’s “Virgins” to name a few) and stuff I’ve really been digging (Deafheaven’s “Sunbather”, Ulcerate’s “Vermis”, Machinedrum’s “Vapor City” etc).
So why am I on a break? 2013 hasn’t been the best year – in fact, it’s been the worst for personal reasons. I have a lot of things to deal with and I just can’t spare the time and effort for this site. I’d only be forcing out rushed and unfair reviews of releases, and that’s not what Rich Reviewz is about. I want to do things properly. When I feel that everything is back to normal and I can pump out reviews comfortably like before, then I’ll be doing so and making up for everything I missed out.
I had also been hoping on starting interviews with bands a few months back, but it didn’t happen due to unforeseen problems on my part. I’m determined to get some interviews up on this site in the future.
That said, I have no idea when exactly the break will end. It could be within the next month, before the end of the year or into next year. I have no idea. I can promise end-of-the-year lists though. There will DEFINITELY be an Album Of The Year, EPs Of The Year and Songs Of The Year lists – I may even add splits. So far with new releases, I’ve listened to at least 67 albums, 10 EPs and 6 splits and we’ve still got a fair bit of time before people start posting their end-of-the-year lists. It’s going to be interesting after such a great year for music!
So if you want your music reviewed, I’m sorry to say that at this point in time, I can’t promise you anything. However, if you’re determined to have it put under the unforgiving inspection of this blog, then please keep with me and let me know when I start posting again. Hopefully it won’t be too long.
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Thank you for your patience.