New Orleans musician Arajay knows a thing or two about being poor. He's been an undergraduate student at the University of New Orleans for the last seven years (and counting!). That's why Arajay is 100% D.I.Y., user-owned and operated. All of Arajay's software is freeware or shareware, he records his vocals using the microphone that came with his DELL, and he masters his songs using a $30 pair of headphones. Additionally, he makes most of his samples using a moist hand and an armpit--sometimes not even his own! NADIR is a collection of Arajay's earliest works, from when he thought he might still graduate in four years. It is like a time machine, transporting you to a world where financial success once seemed viable. Listen as Arajay's self-confidence slowly degrades, leaving only bit-reduced samples that slowly cannibalize themselves. The oldest song is from 2001 and the newest is from 2003. Many of the songs were written in DOS-based Impulse Tracker, then merely polished using an equalizer so they would sound slightly less crappy. All of them have a dark-pop quality that will appeal to any IDM, industrial, or electroclash lover. Just read these incredible quotes: 'I taught him how to write music on his computer.' -DJ Thrace 'Hey, I could listen to this all hour.' - Vicktoria Pavlova 'Wow, he finally did something with his life... kind of.' - Arajay's Mom ONLY $8! BUY IT TODAY!