In a world where the music industry has become more about corporation than cooperation it is sometimes easy to forget that there are people in the industry who work hard and push boundaries for little other than their passion for what they’re doing, rather than lining their, and their faceless executive overlord’s, pockets with tiny pictures of Benjamin Franklin’s face.
If you’re familiar with anonymous online musical collectives, which is an achievement in itself given their anonymous nature, then you are sure to know the work of London based artist/collective/robotic supergroup egomunk.
Egomunk’s debut album, which was released on their website egomunk.com in 2014, currently has over 300,000 downloads, a number that is continuously growing as this musical maverics name and reputation reverberates around iPod playlists all over the world. What makes this album extra special is that all of these downloads were available completely free of charge. That’s right we said free of charge, gratis, complementary, on the house. And before you ask, no, egomunk aren’t mental, we think, they just want to do what so many other people in the industry fail to do, which is let their music do the talking, instead of relying on an elaborate marketing campaign, and so far they seem to be making themselves heard loud and clear.
To celebrate hitting the monumental landmark of 300,000 downloads, egomunk has released his fourth video from Footsteps To Mars. MY TV is an animated masterpiece made by visual artist Matt Boughton and as you can see from the video below it is the perfect accompaniment for yet another track by the anonymous vibe maker.
To hear the rest of egomunk’s music, download the album or even be in with a chance to be the next fan to direct one of their videos via the EgoView feature be sure to check out egomunk.com. Don’t forget the album is free and, unlike most thing in life that are free, it’s actually really good.
While egomunk’s vibe is a bit more low key than the stuff we usually plug here on Wunderground, we’re big fans of the way they’re conducting their business and really hope to see more innovation like this in the future allowing music to be about music and not about who gets paid the most to play here and who has the biggest mansion there. Egomunk we commend you, keep up the good work.