Charles Hayward / Gigi Masin ‎– Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2

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jolyon

jolyon

November 13, 2017
referencing Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2, LP, RE, MCR 923
How can the people who reissued this have even listened to the vinyl? It’s so bad and completely ruins the listening experience.
Wansmith

Wansmith

October 24, 2017
referencing Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre 2 Sub Rosa, CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig, MCR 923
Does anyone have any opinions as to which is the better cd presing - modern classics or p-vine?
jonathanc

jonathanc

October 8, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2, LP, SUB 33019-27
The Masin side of the Modern classics vinyl is particularly noisy. I was wondering if it was just mine but i see from what others wrote that it is a common problem. The hayward side, btw, while not perfect, sounds better. Some of the Masin tracks are listenable, but this Clouds track is one of the most messed up.
misterspace

misterspace

June 11, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2, LP, RE, MCR 923
i can recommend the cd version of this reissue, the record is very noisy.

you can hear the music was recorded to tape, other than that there's nothing wrong with the material. no flat sound or bad mastering either, dynamic and non-loudness war actually.
tombo

tombo

May 3, 2017
referencing Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2, LP, SUB 33019-27

I have owned an original copy of this, and although I didn't have it from new, I can say it is a poor quality vinyl pressing – very thin vinyl, shallow grooves etc. As previous commenters have said the P-Vine CD reissue is probably the one to go for in terms of sound quality. The Gigi Masin side is amazing.
windcollector

windcollector

April 5, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2, CD, Album, RE, Pap, PCD-24520

Tracks 1-8 (or 'Side A' on the original 1989 vinyl release) is a masterpiece of piano and ambient music; one of Gigi Masin's best works. I could list favorite tracks but it really is incredible from beginning to end. Track 9 (or 'Side B') is a haunting drone piece by Charles Hayward, and while I do appreciate it and its themes, it's completely overshadowed by the brilliance Gigi Masin pulled off on the other side.

This original record had a very limited release. Due to that and Gigi Masin's recent (and long-awaited) surge in popularity, it fetches somewhere between $500-$1000 in near-mint condition. After an abysmally poor repress by Modern Classics this year, this CD release remains the best way to listen to the album without breaking your bank account. I am unsure of the source they used (possibly cassette?), but you can hear that a lot of care went into it with very minimal noise. This is the version I personally listen to on my MP3 player when I'm not listening to a needledrop I obtained of the original record in my living room. Phenomenal release and print. Thank you, P-Vine!
windcollector

windcollector

April 5, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2, LP, SUB 33019-27

Side A is a masterpiece of piano and ambient music; one of Gigi Masin's best works. I could list favorite tracks but it really is incredible from beginning to end. Side B is a haunting drone piece by Charles Hayward, and while I do appreciate it and its themes, it's completely overshadowed by the brilliance Gigi Masin pulled off on the other side.

This was a very limited release. Due to that and Gigi Masin's recent (and long-awaited) surge in popularity, it fetches somewhere between $500-$1000 in near-mint condition. Modern Classics reprinted and re-released it to the joy of many (including myself), but the quality of both the source material and vinyl pressing were poor; ravaged by surface noise and clicks. I don't have the original pressing, but I do have a very high quality needledrop of it and can confirm that it sounds incredible. As of April 2017, coughing up the money for it is currently the only way of hearing this release as it was meant to be heard.

Those who are OK with CD releases are in luck however. P-Vine Records from Japan released this on CD for the first time, and it sounds fantastic. I am unsure of the source they used (possibly cassette?), but you can hear that a lot of care went into it with very minimal noise. This is the version I personally listen to on my MP3 player. Still, nothing beats the needledrop of the original I have, and I look forward to the day I can afford having an original print before it get's completely out of my income bracket.
vibrobutcher

vibrobutcher

April 1, 2017
referencing Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2, LP, RE, MCR 923
Bad mastering, flat sound. Sad repress, and expensive record !! why??
windcollector

windcollector

March 29, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2, LP, RE, MCR 923

The quality of both the source material and vinyl pressing of this reprint are exceptionally poor; ravaged by surface noise and clicks. It should be a crime to treat such a masterpiece this badly. I would highly recommend picking up the CD release on P-Vine Records in Japan over this, as it sounds brilliant and clearly had a lot of love put into it.

As of April 2017, coughing up the money for the original pressing ($500-$1000) is currently the only way of hearing this as it was meant to be heard. What a shame.
MJH1964

MJH1964

March 1, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2, LP, RE, MCR 923
Bought a mint, sealed new copy of the reissue on vinyl last night. Playing it now for the first time. Lots of subtle nose, inc. 'crackles' and faint 'pops' ... anyone else experience this? Its very quiet music, so all the more noticeable. I will try a thorough cleaning ...