Computer Students™ (or CMPTR STDNTS™ or CS™) is a unique record label founded in 2018 by five creators and friends based throughout the world.
They created the label to constellate the fields of scientific research, design, comparative anatomy, conceptual art and medical dissection —— all applied to the general notion of music consumption but more particularly with unconventional, visionary audiophile-quality music.
The label questions how to better document, index, and archive music intelligence and work on improving preservation techniques via aluminum foil materials and heat-seal technologies.
Before our team launched Computer Students™, we engineered and designed the Type-1 Packaging made of a layer of aluminum foil coated with a protective matte finish, it was manufactured in the United States by a company that has produced identical packaging applications for space aeronautics and the pharmaceutical domain.
From early 2020, we’ve sought methods and resources to reduce our environmental impact and limit overseas shipments. To this end, we created a lighter kind of packaging that saves more energy than the previous one. Type-2 launches in 2022 and is manufactured in Europe, where all our records are currently being assembled, heat-sealed and dispatched.
Standard Release series
The Standard Release series is about new music we love and fully embrace. We focus on unique, visionary, audiophile-quality music that corresponds to our current standard music philosophy.
Vinyl is our first choice when it comes to putting out a record, in any length, format or speed.
Anatomical Reissues series
Anatomical Reissues are albums rereleased with highly conceptual design, presentation and packaging.
Those reissues symbolically apply the concepts of medical dissection and anatomy to music releases.
The design is often rethought, readapted and reconceptualized to fit a new aesthetic identity that will transcend the original work.
The native structure of the album is often augmented with unreleased tracks or new data.
Anatomical Reissues are enriched with a codex guide or any printed supplement containing analytical information that helps go deeper into the understanding and genesis of the work.
Expanded Reissues series
Expanded Reissues are albums rereleased with unique, futuristic design and packaging — as well as unreleased bonus material remastered in the highest quality possible.
This series often includes new texts, notes, photographs, and/or drawings by the artist and/or their close collaborators. These tell the story of the album with an eye for factual or technical detail.
As opposed to Anatomical Reissues, Expanded Reissues are presented more linearly without a dissective quality.
Timegraphs and Side Images
Timegraphs and Side Images are alternate visual representations of our releases generated using track lenghts data and organized per side. Unlike sinusoidal plane waves, they are not generated by pressure and frequency values but only by time. Timegraphs and Side Images can be found by scrolling down through each project page.
Our releases are distributed in stores worldwide thanks to local distribution companies and partners based in the US, Canada, UK, France, Japan, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and more.
By ordering directly from our shop, you support every artist involved holistically and honestly.
After covering manufacturing costs, the rest of the proceeds are split 50/50 between the artist and Computer Students™. This applies to any purchases on our shop, in physical stores or any other online company that distributes our products.
Our shop system has been designed to be working on desktop, laptop and all mobile devices. It should also work perfectly on any browser. If you encounter any technical issues, please contact us.
You can order our releases directly from the Shop page or from the Item Description page.
Every eligible physical purchase on the store will come with a free download. (Please follow carefully instructions before placing your order).
We accept exchanges of products if they are damaged in transit. In this case, please send us an image or two of the damaged item and we’ll send you another copy right away.
We encourage preordering, as you’ll be able to save money and receive your copy before it hits shelves.
Preorders are usually available four to eight weeks before the official release date.
If you choose to do so, you will receive 10% off for both digital and physical releases. You will also receive a digital Preorder Pack from us. The pack will contain an advance track in MP3 (320kbps) format, as well as additional exclusive documentation all sent via email after purchase.
In some cases, physical Preorders also come with a physical gift.
You can purchase every eligible Computer Students™ release as a digital download if you like.
We always offer Lossless M4A and MP3 (320kbps) formats.
Downloads will be immediately sent to you via email after purchase.
Songs will be packaged in a ZIP file accessible via an encrypted link. Once received, the link will be active for 48 hours.
There are no download coupons in our vinyl releases. Since streaming services dominate, often making downloading irrelevant, we have decided not to include them.
The only way you can get a download is to order your vinyl directly from our online shop. As soon as you purchase it, you’ll receive an immediate download of the full album in the format of your choice.
Occasionally, we’ll offer coupon codes to our customers.
These will offer a percentage of discount on shop orders for a limited period of time. They will be sent to you via individual email or via our newsletter, depending on the context.
All Computer Students™ orders are available in a variety of shipping options depending on your territory. Variables include delivery time, tracking number and price.
EU orders are shipped from Italy usually within 24 hours of purchase. Orders placed in the USA and all other territories are shipped from New York City once a week.
Shipping costs are based on region and include packaging material, handling and delivery.
Since the format of our vinyl packaging is slightly different from standard sizes, we have designed our own custom mailers to house our vinyl releases. They have the perfect size and shape to get your order safely home.
Standard size items (Compact Discs, Cassette Tapes, etc.), are shipped using bubble mailers made with a durable, tear-resistant recyclable material.
Our Apparel products are shipped in lightweight, tear proof, weather resistant poly mailers made from recyclable, low-density polyethylene.
We accept PayPal and credit/debit card.
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