R23X ‎– Katamari Fantasy

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Tracklist

Angel Prelude (I Can Feel The Cosmos)
Ahead On Our Stars
Que Sera Lightning
Costa Living
Wanda Motorcycle
Jenova Witness
Sasasan Melodies (Outro)

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none R23X Katamari Fantasy(Flexi, 7", Ltd) Yetee Records none US 2017 Sell This Version
none R23X Katamari Fantasy(6xFile, AAC, 156) Not On Label (R23X Self-released) none US 2017
none R23X Katamari Fantasy(6xFile, AIFF) Not On Label (R23X Self-released) none US 2017
none R23X Katamari Fantasy(6xFile, ALAC) Not On Label (R23X Self-released) none US 2017
none R23X Katamari Fantasy(6xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (R23X Self-released) none US 2017
none R23X Katamari Fantasy(6xFile, MP3, 271) Not On Label (R23X Self-released) none US 2017
none R23X Katamari Fantasy(6xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label (R23X Self-released) none US 2017
none R23X Katamari Fantasy(6xFile, WAV) Not On Label (R23X Self-released) none US 2017
none R23X Katamari Fantasy(6xFile, ogg, 189) Not On Label (R23X Self-released) none US 2017
YETEE-004 R23X Katamari Fantasy(Flexi, 7", EP, TP) Yetee Records YETEE-004 US 2017 Sell This Version
YTR-0004 R23X Katamari Fantasy(Cass, Album, Ltd) Yetee Records YTR-0004 US 2018 Sell This Version

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zipmon

zipmon

July 2, 2018
referencing Katamari Fantasy, Cass, Album, Ltd, YTR-0004
So awesome to have this on cassette! As much as I love the lo-fi feel of the flexi version, it's great to hear it in such nice quality, and the new hidden track on the end is amazing! Really lovely release!
powerstone05

powerstone05

June 29, 2018
referencing Katamari Fantasy, Cass, Album, Ltd, YTR-0004
Pretty cool for this release to get the cassette treatment! Sounds really good for tape, plus this is as of now the only way to get the newer track "Frontier Mambo" (and ofc the hidden track) physically. It's interesting to see this "album" constantly 'evolving' as a few of these tracks have had unique version for each release (digital/flexidisc/cassette), notably "Jenova Witness".

Cons, The Yetee missed an opportunity to just have the entire album on both sides! I'm not sure why they had to cut it to fit 2 sides, the release is pretty damn short, could have easily been done. Insert was abit bare for my taste, but it also has the artist's signature so that negates that.

Otherwise, excellent release.
Side-D

Side-D

May 4, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Katamari Fantasy, Flexi, 7", Ltd, none

Playing this flexi has become a learning experience, and I only have the outside vinyl community to help guide me on tips. This experience has been tested on an old Technics turntable with the Nagaoka MP-110. The cartridge was set at 1.8 grams as recommended by its manufacturer, but the flexi couldn't handle that kind of weight, as it was skipping constantly. Increasing the tonearm weight actually exacerbated the skipping, so as the community suggested, I decreased the weight. So I set the grams back by .5, and by some miracle, the skipping is gone. I guess the flexi's material can't handle a heavy stylus, and the Nagaoka was only set at 1.8g. Given the average tonearm weight of LP60's stylus--never mind its own natural weight--is scaled at 2.6g, I suspect that the flexi may be incompatible with integrated turntables like the LP60. I hope I'm wrong, though. Anyone with a LP60, please confirm if you're simply unable to play this without having skips.

I've also come to terms that given the material, the Flexi was never going to sound great. I wasn't surprised by how rough Side A sounded. That said, when playing Side B, it sounded almost on par with a competently pressed LP: quiet and vibrant. Maybe the quality of a flexi isn't as straightforward as it appears. On a downside, the fact that the center hole is so small that you have the press it hard to push it down, it'll be tricky for people with slipmats that have recessive areas; especially in the label area. In that case, it's more convenient to just place the flexi on top of a 7-inch disc so it'll stay flat, and then pull the record out from below so the flexi can be removed as well.

Quite the effort to adjust everything just to play around 10 minutes of content. It's a fine remix album outside of its format, enjoyed how R23X blends the two games seamlessly, but after playing the flexi once, I felt like leaving it on a shelf collecting dust. At least I can revisit the album via its digital copy.

[UPDATE = 05/06/2018]

According to the vinyl communities, decreasing the tonearm's weight didn't solve all of those affected by the flexi's skipping issues. There's actual more than one suggestion that helped resolved the issue, even one that contracted what I said. Incidentally, after a couple more plays while raising the weight by a couple decimals, most of the skips aren't where they would normally be (Side B is largely unaffected by skips save for a single one within the start of the first track), so there probably isn't a definitive answer to this annoyance. Only various workarounds, which doesn't paint this album in a more positive light.
Ferretom

Ferretom

May 3, 2018
referencing Katamari Fantasy, Flexi, 7", Ltd, none
Hole in the middle of the disc is too small to put on the spindle, is there some sort of adapter folks are using to play this? Or maybe it's just not compatible with a ATLP-60. Ah well! Still some cool tunes via the Bandcamp page.
vioiddrivo

vioiddrivo

March 3, 2018
referencing Katamari Fantasy, Flexi, 7", Ltd, none
I took really good care of my copy, but now it has a bunch of skips. Anyone have the same problem ?
kalvar

kalvar

March 1, 2017
referencing Katamari Fantasy, Flexi, 7", Ltd, none
Severe noise damage to the first track. All the other tracks are fine but the first one has sound disturbances/noise throughout the whole track that is beyond listenable. Contacted The Yetee as it's not worth keeping in this poor condition. Anyone else?