the dudes of HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH seem to like unusual formats when it comes to releasing their aural assaults of musick.they put out a 5",a 6" and a 10" so far.
but this time they top all of that with a 5,25 zoll floppy disk limitied to 100 pieces which contains only one song.as with the masakari 7" rob and i of course had to order 2 copies haha!
now to all of you : it's pretty hard to find an old computer which still has a floppy disk drive in these days.so if any of you knows how to transfer the included song off of the disk onto a pc let me know.
UPDATE: i got in contact with mike from HOD to clarify -> the song on the disk is NOT "archaic technologies" from the "show us the meaning of haste" lp.it can only be found on the floppy disk.so help me out here!
UPDATE FOR THE UPDATE.THE SONG IS FINALLY UPLOADED FOR EVERYONE.CHECK IT OUT:
behind the scenes story:
"First we will start with the end of the story: our floppy disk single "Archaic Technologies 2" is now available for free on our brand spanking new bandcamp page.
Now for some background: around 2007-08 I got my hands on a bunch of 5-1/4" floppy disks. I thought, "I know bands have released music on 3-1/2" floppies, but has anyone ever done 5-1/4"??" We saw an opportunity to do something that had maybe never been done before! We wrote a song called "Archaic Technologies" with the intention of using it to fulfill this exciting flight of fantasy. The only problem was that we weren't sure how to make this happen. We didn't have access to the necessary equipment. Eventually we put "A.T." on the Dead Stare split, and later on the "Show Us" LP. But we didn't give up. In 2010 we were determined to make this happen, and we wrote a sequel to "A.T." This would be "Archaic Technologies 2." And finally, our friend and computer whiz Joe Shumway came up with the answer. He obtained a 5-1/4" floppy drive and installed it into a late-90s-era computer that ran Windows 98. We now had the ability to reformat and put mp3s onto our disks in a fairly short amount of time. After a few evening sessions in the summer of 2011, Joe and I went through 100 disks that still worked, and there was our "pressing."
I kinda hoped the novelty of the release would inspire people to buy a copy and help support the band. We promised from the day it was announced that the song would be posted online for free once all 100 disks were gone. But it turns out that people don't want to buy music on formats they can't use. Fancy that. So we've been giving them away to people who bought other merch from us. They are finally gone now, and the song is now up on bandcamp as promised. Enjoy. Look for some of our other releases to show up there in the future. Listen to Absu."