11 June 2007


Welcome to the CIRCLE

We are a collection of 12 people with a common interest in great design and new music. CIRCLE has been established with us in mind. The idea behind CIRCLE is for you to receive a new compilation of music, in a nice package, every month – a learning experience. Or to put it another way: for us to take it in turns over the following 12 months to compile, design and post to everyone on the list a collection of your favourite, most evocative, soul making, shape throwing tunes.

There are a few rules...
• All music must be on CD – this isn't just about sharing, I want a lovely collection of cool stuff on my shelf.

• When it is your turn to compile you must post to everyone on the list – we all like mail.

Note this is really the only rule that will influence your design – bare in mind you'll be paying the postage.

• Track listings must be clear, preferably with an album name – if I like the song, I'll probably want to buy it – so help me find it.

• No repetition of tracks already compiled – Remixes, covers etc. are all allowed.

• Your choices don't have to be the latest tunes to grace the world. All decades are welcome. Just because it's 50 years old don't mean we've heard it.

• Stay true to yourself – Members have been chosen for their eclectic tastes.

• All members have a list of names and addresses with everyones allocated month. CIRCLE can't be held responsible for what happens in the event of a non-compliance. So comply!

• The CIRCLE is limited to 12 members for a couple of reasons:
- If you are hand-making packaging then a dozen is plenty.

- 12 people sets us up nicely for a year. Upon which members will be reviewed.

If you want to stop being involved then it's up to you to find someone to take your place. That's the only route in... recommendation.

• Please include the logo on your design as it will help tie the set together.

• Include your name so we know who made it.

• Try and send your compilation out by the middle of the month – the sooner the better.

Thank you for your co-operation,

Mark Diggins

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