NuWav2 got me into listening to ambient - i often come back to this and listen to it when i go to sleep... smoothly covers yourself with a spiritual blanket and sends you quite on a trip... feels like getting pushed out of the orbit further and further.
The comments below highlight why I appreciate digital copies being made available. If there is some issue with the pressing (mine has the click throughout A2 even after cleaning), at least there is a clean digital copy to listen to in all other places that aren't next to your record player (work, car, outside, other room).
Aside from that, I have listened to this album many many times, often on repeat, truly a work of art. I am anxiously waiting for Terekke's next release, whether it be ambient like this, or whatever else he has been making. My favorite is 220+g.
Unfortunately what other people are saying about this release is true. There is a running click during almost a minute getting into the inside section of side A, that running click matches a slight warp that my records has and I've bought a brand new sealed copy. I own several ambient records and I know that static and a random pop are almost unavoidable, but this is something quite different.
my copy sounds good, no significant pops or noisy pressing. but yeah, it's ambient on vinyl, so you'll hear it's a record (especially with the average dj stylus). it comes in a nice poly sleeve. talk to the sea also had some complaints and in that case my copy does have a high noise floor (pressed by RAND i think, they switched to Pallas after that), as well also small audible scratches due to repeated playing/handling. with that album it's partly the pressing and partly quick wear.
In response to the comments below: the pressing of this release was approved by the technicians at the pressing plant Pallas, by the artist, by us the label and by our distributor. The quality of the pressing is of a very high quality by all assessments. We've tested numerous copies of the release and all play as beautifully as the tests and without any 'crackle' or 'noise'. We suspect what you are referring to is static on your turntable. Please try using an anti static cloth or brush. Anyone who has tried this and feels they still have a sub par copy please get in touch at [email protected]
Beautiful album, unfortunately the vinyl pressing is noisy and down right pops in some of the most calm spots. Beware. ***Edit: Apparently if you clean the record "back and forth, back and forth" it will take out the pop, or so MFM says. Also, if you purchase form Discogs (new sealed) MFM will NOT guarantee product. I guess something can happen to the vinyl inside the sealed sleeve after it leaves MFM headquarters.