Computer Students is a unique label based in Europe and the United States.
Our aim is to question and redefine every aspect of what it means to package and release recorded music from the ground up.
We hope to offer a wholly new perspective as to how art becomes a consumable object.
We work by a transparent financial model that favors the artists, producers, designers and engineers above the middle man.
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 supplemented with unreleased tracks or new documents.
Anatomical Reissues are enriched with a codex guide 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.
Our releases are distributed in stores worldwide thanks to local distribution companies and partners based in the US, UK, France, Japan, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia and Benelux.
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 as fast and as efficient as possible 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 automatically come with a free download.
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 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 small gift from us, often an advance digital track in MP3 (320kbps) format sent via email after purchase.
Preorders will be shipped prior to release date.
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 24 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.
That said, if you purchased an album in store or from another distributor and want a digital version, please contact us here.
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.
If you encounter any issue or delay in receiving your order, please contact us here and we’ll assist you as soon as possible.
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