Floating Points ‎– Shadows EP

Label:
Eglo Records ‎– EGLO22
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2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP, 180g
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A Myrtle Avenue
Vocals – Fatima Bramme Sey*
9:57
B1 Realise 5:28
B2 Obfuse 4:11
C ARP3 9:16
D Sais
Strings – Charlotte Bonneton, Magda Pietrewska, Mariko McTier, Qian Wu, Tsze Yenn Yong
8:01

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© Eglo Records 2011
This recording is part of a continuing experiment in immersive A/V between SS & WH

Released on 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold spot varnish sleeve.

Track durations and BPM are not provided on the record.
BPM:
A1: 115
B1: 130 | B2: 130
C1: 125
D1: 134

Repressed in 2013

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): EGL 022 A-1 JONZ LOUD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): EGL 022 B-1 JONZ LOUD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout): EGL 022 C-1 JONZ LOUD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout): EGL 022 D-1 JONZ LOUD

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EGLO22 Floating Points Shadows(5xFile, WAV, EP) Eglo Records EGLO22 Europe 2011
EGLO22 Floating Points Shadows EP(2x12", EP, RP) Eglo Records EGLO22 UK 2015 Sell This Version

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contr111

contr111

January 25, 2016
Yo anyone hear the cat meowing on the C side ???
SinkiHotz

SinkiHotz

December 30, 2015
feel bad for you guys.. got the original some years ago at oye records berlin.
sounds perfect. play it 33 & 45 rpm
aydiology

aydiology

August 14, 2015
Distortions on several tracks... I've got the repress. such a shame
trouttt

trouttt

February 12, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
Crackles a bit in the intro to a couple of the songs, other than that its fine. Great release.
Musicophile

Musicophile

February 11, 2015
Got the repress... Distortions on several tracks, crackles, I buy it mint. I'm very disappointed..
DavidMarroquin

DavidMarroquin

January 8, 2015
Got the repress and like others have said it's definitely not 180 grams. But it sounds great mostly - the only noise I found was at the very end of Sais which is a shame because it messes up the nice outro. Not a dealbreaker but definitely annoying
lafleurdusoleil

lafleurdusoleil

December 4, 2014
I suppose I have both first and second press, both bought from Decks.de. First press was delivered to me back in April 2012, and second came couple of weeks ago. The only difference in package I may admit is coming with inner sleeves. 1st press has glossy black inners, while 2nd has black polylined inners, which are way better. As for sound quality, I have to admit that I like 2nd press better, and it has no any distortions on any part of it, and on any frequency. So I guess those "distorted" copies were some defected units, but it's not the same issue as with recent Beat Delete represses of Ninja Tune made by MPO, which were complete crap on some releases, and went to remanufacture.

Sonically I found 2nd press sounds more mild, while 1st press is a bit more "punchier" but from my point of view this punch add to sound some additional sharpness, which kills some mood on it. I have to say that spent some time with mp3 on my phone, and even if I've listened it with Sennheiser 25 headphones, cheap converter, and poor commutation gave some coloration and harsh to the sound. But even after it mp3 was way to sweeter and had way more air in sound for me, comparing to 1st press, which came to me as total disappointment. So I bought 2nd press just to see if I will be lucky enough to hear and understand the difference between them. And luckily my copy of 2nd press is way more attractive, but still I found it's very different to mp3 I've listened. It may sound ridiculous, but I'm still impressed by that cheap mp3 sound which pushed my to buy this record. I can't blame John Dent who mastered it, cuz it could happen that mp3 was compressed after his job was done, so I think the only thing is failed here is manufacturing process.

BTW, we've done blind test on both presses couple of days ago, with 3 different pair of ears, on Selffish (http://www.discogs.com/artist/27000-Selffish) home studio, with regular Technics 1200 MKII, Denon DL-110 cart, Musical Fidelity V-LPS phono stage, and some monitor speakers (I may check the model later, if somebody need it). I did test myself, and the rest were just listening. All of testers admitted that both presses have different sound, but no any distortions at any point. All of testers concluded that they like more 2nd press, while 1st press is still fully acceptable, and if they didn't compared them, they could be happy with any of them.

I hope you found it useful for you, and please accept my apologize for such a wallpaper. :) Please feel free to PM me if you have anything to ask.
mrfeeders

mrfeeders

November 12, 2014
argh i bought the repress aswell it sound horrible! especially myrtle avenue is absolute shit although its such a brilliant tune. sending it back
beezneez

beezneez

October 28, 2014
my copy of the repress sounds awful too especially on headphones, i would like to know if its ment to be like this all the bass is distorted.
does anyone have an original?
jamesgadd

jamesgadd

October 26, 2014
bought one of the represses but found it had quite a lot of distortion in places. Took it back to Phonica, and we listened to another copy in store, which had exactly the same distortion. Such a shame as the music is fantastic, but it looks like the repress has a few pressing defects.