The current situation with Ambifauna:
Around a month ago, the Psychonavigation Records website and Bandcamp went offline, leaving no direct link to be able to order any of their items.
I recently contacted Keith Downey, the label’s owner, to discuss this and, given that the label has supposedly closed down for good, try and get my rights back so I can maybe reissue the album and give it the promotion it deserved.
In response to this, Keith has ignored my emails and has now blocked me from messaging him on Facebook.
Keith and the label have come under a fair bit of criticism recently regarding non-payment of artists and various other issues (there’s some discussion on the label’s page on Discogs if you want examples), and although I have been affected by this I decided not to air these issues publicly through my International Debris pages, because I find these kinds of internal arguments unpleasant to discuss so openly.
However now I am left with no alternative. Downey has informed at least one artist that the label has closed and given him his rights back. With the closure of the label, the contract is cancelled, and now the continued sale of Ambifauna through outlets such as Amazon, iTunes and Spotify is illegal and unsanctioned by myself. I will not see payment from sales or streams through these sites, and sadly I can only take Downey’s blocking me as a sign that he plans to profit from these – and those of other artists on the label – as long as possible before somebody takes legal action and the whole label’s catalogue is taken down.
In short: please do not purchase or stream Ambifauna through any services other than my own Bandcamp – where I will be uploading it soon – as this digital distribution is now unsanctioned by myself and illegal.
I have started making plans to get the album reissued by another label, but these are currently on hold until either Downey responds to me, or the label’s catalogue goes offline by other means.
As Ambifauna is thematically tied to my recently released album Myosphere, this couldn’t have come at a worse time, but I will hopefully have a Bandcamp link for everyone soon.
Thank you for your patience and understanding
Ross / International Debris