I was having a conversation in the comments with a friend on here about a one man project that apparently no longer exists on Bandcamp or anywhere else for that matter. I am not surprised. Of course it’s hard as hell for small bands or projects to survive unless they are content with being just for the sake of making music. Unfortunately, many people really want more than that.
The other possibility is that priorities change, life changes or any number of things. I’ve had it happen A LOT with bands that I had tried to support. Or they change so much from what they were, they are no longer my style. Very few bands are “fully formed” when they start out. Even the greats like Rush, Pink Floyd or Genesis changed from their first album or two to what they became.
Patience is not something we as listeners or they as musicians have, for various reasons. So that is actually one reason why I limited all review submissions to not include independents because they were so unstable (and there were way too many of course). I thought that if they were signed or used a PR firm, they were more “committed” and would not just vanish. It’s not perfect or fair but when you get burned enough times, you make adjustments.
Now I barely do music reviews and when I do it’s going to be for something that just DEMANDS I write something. Not an easy plight. But it beats having to try to figure out what happened to a band. Where did they go? Who the fuck knows…