I, as well as many others, have used groups like the H.E.M.I.S.P.H.E.R.E. music page to find new artists, share our own art, or just to express different ideas. It truly is more of a community, boasting over 7,000 members from all over the world. In the description section of the group it reads:
The H.E.M.I.S.P.H.E.R.E. Music Movement is a worldwide, underground music movement, multi-purpose organization, and community striving for a common purpose. Broadcasting the sublime essence of our music to the unenlightened ears in the spirit of solidarity, inspiration, and refuge. We welcome you to our family and our sanctuary for musical vision. The H.EM.I.S.P.H.E.R.E. Music Movement’s objective is the creation of a vast variety of outlets for the promotion of underground bands while forming meaningful relationships through musical networking.
That essentially sums up what the movement is, but I look at it as more of a community than anything else. Most facebook groups have more promotion of one’s own content and less input, but with HEMI I’ve always felt like it’s a community of like-minded people sharing their different forms of expression. Tied to that, most of the people I’ve had the pleasure of talking to in the group have all presented their views on things in non-confrontational ways. As the title says, it’s more than just a movement
Formed by Mark De Lang, it is one of the primary places I seek whenever I’m looking for some constructive criticism or want to share any of the articles I write. Recently they put out a sampler of sorts on Bandcamp called The Autumnal Equinox, which contains over 80 songs from various bands. Some of those include: Hail the Sun, Yvette Young, Strawberry Girls, Welcome to Limerick, Amarionette, Covet, Paul Travis, as well as many, many others.
While this is only their second compilation they’re already planning another one which will be released in the summer of 2018. If you’d like the chance to be featured on an said sampler, or any other future ones, you can email your submission to TheHemisphereMusicMovement@gmail.com.
You can find the groups here, as well as the many different subgroups that coincide with the main one.