After recently revealing a new track and exclusive mix for BBC Radio 1, Spor was readying to release his new album ‘Caligo' which was set for an album release in March. Unfortunately, earlier this morning news broke that the album had leaked and was quickly making its way around file sharing sites. Instead of panicking, Jon Gooch and his label Sotto Voce decided to release the album off of BitTorrent with the “Pay What You Want To Unlock The Album” model and participate in a Reddit AMA.
“I anticipated this happening, no matter how hard I worked to prevent it. As a result, we were fully prepared, and the full release of my album Caligo will launch in about 17 minutes, hence beginning this AMA a little early (also this is getting busy).
It’s important to be pragmatic. In the end, I’m more so flattered that people are interested. I read your sticky and appreciate the angle; essentially it’s the ideal response to the situation. I only wish more people showed that level compassion and emotional intelligence regarding peoples work.
How do I feel? Seeing a good few people saying they were prepared to wait it out, and showing some feeling towards it leaking really is flattering, so a huge thank you to all those people. It’s impossible not to be really attached to something you’ve worked on for so long, I really do appreciate the unity. That said – I’m not one to dwell, and I’ve got the best team and management in the world, as well as BitTorrent fully behind us, so it’s also been humbling watching them all react so quickly.”
Despite the unfortunate turn of events for Spor, he remains in good spirits. Download his album below.
Download Spor's Album Caligo Here.