Recently, it was reported that Myspace has lost at least 50 million songs from over 14 million artists uploaded to their site from 2003-2015. While it would be difficult to imagine that none of these artists has their old music saved up somewhere in the backend, this little bit of news does feel a bit melancholy, that a relic from less than a decade ago has, in a way, vanished.
Coincidentally, Czech composer dné released his EP Talking With Crayons as a free download on Myspace in 2009, where it not only picked up interest from listeners, but blogs, and then eventually, labels-- three of them. Limited edition mini CDs were released from a UK label and ended up getting a Japanese distribution.
Luckily, the adventure Talking With Crayons made around the world all those years ago, is now being revived as the project has officially been reissued-- this time, on all current streaming services of our modern musical era. Sounds found on Talking With Crayons range from acoustic guitar, field recordings, and off-kilter beats; sounds that evoke a sort of timelessness that makes it easy to understand why dné would want to revive interest in the project of sorts.