The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) - Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic 0_cat_state_1

June 9, 2019
“Country” refers to the country for which the item is marketed, not necessarily where it was made/pressed. But country of origin should be added somewhere in the entry...

Björk - Family Tree 0_cat_state_1

June 2, 2019
Had 3 copies of this set. All of the mini discs had scratches, brand new out of the box. Manufacturing flaw?

No Artist - The Wit And Wisdom Of Donald Trump 0_cat_state_1

May 27, 2019
If you look at the label’s other release, you wouldn’t expect much from this so-called record label.

Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet 0_cat_state_1

May 22, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
There are also some black LPs with pieces of the master tape that were offered to Rough Trade customers whose pre-order for the clear vinyl version was cancelled due to issues with stock allocation.

Inoyamaland* - Danzindan-Pojidon (New Master Edition) 0_cat_state_1

May 17, 2019
Seems to be missing some of the artwork from the original release (no water delay system). Nice sounds and great to have this available again, but would have loved to see an SHM-CD mini-lp release that faithfully reproduced the original packaging.

Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet 0_cat_state_1

May 8, 2019
edited 2 months ago
Listening to the WAV download - these songs never sounded so rich, clear, and full. Some of the main album tracks are slightly extended from the truncated/faded original album versions; Ulan Bator is cut short compared to previous release.

There is an error in the liner notes attributing Klang Tone and Ulan Bator as being previously released on Refried Ectoplasm [Switched On Volume 2] when it fact they were on Aluminum Tunes.

William Basinski - On Time Out Of Time 0_cat_state_1

March 11, 2019
edited 4 months ago
From the label:

“The CD version of “On Time Out of Time” is the 40 minute track, the LP version is a vinyl-only mix where he split the track into two sides On Time Out of Time (The Lovers) being second half on side B. Same songs, just media specific mix.”

“The downloads from the vinyl are the same as what’s on the discs, two 20-minute long tracks.

... He has used the same concept of media-specific mixing for The Deluge and A Shadow in Time”

Sneaker Pimps - Splinter 0_cat_state_1

February 2, 2019
Superbug seems to sample Dashiell Hedayat's Cielo Drive / 17 from Obsolete.

Prince 0_cat_state_1

February 2, 2019
It was released as an A-side attributed to "Prince" on a German CD single as well: Erotic City.

The Breeders - Wait In The Car 0_cat_state_1

November 6, 2018
Is the B-side the same version that appears on the LP?

Dean Wareham vs. Cheval Sombre - Dean Wareham vs. Cheval Sombre 0_cat_state_1

October 13, 2018
My vinyl copy does not look like the "rootbear brown" in the photo. It is more yellow with red and blue streaks.
As others have commented, the lathe cut was difficult to remove from the clear sleeve. It reminded me of Cheval Sombre's I Sleep 7" + CDR release with the CDR that stuck to the plastic sleeve.

Vanity - Skin On Skin 0_cat_state_1

September 12, 2018
Thanks for the review, but I think Romantic Voyage is one of the best tracks... it has an ethereal quality.
Would love to see a Japanese mini-LP SHM-CD reissue of this!

Prince - Black Album 0_cat_state_1

June 19, 2018
The item listed on the site is the single LP version. This page is for the 2LP promo version.

Lithops - Formationen 0_cat_state_1

May 15, 2018
Anybody know why the vinyl looks so messed up on these? Had 2 copies-- straight out of the sleeve both looked like the veneer of the vinyl was scuffed all over.

Janek Schaefer - Le Petit Theatre De Mercelis 0_cat_state_1

February 24, 2018
An enjoyable companion release to Pulled Under, almost like an hour-long, well-curated megamix of that album.

David Lynch - The Air Is On Fire 0_cat_state_1

February 3, 2018
Dense, but not suffocatingly so. Float in a time-stretched, dark world for about an hour. Very reminiscent of Brian Eno’s “Extracts from White Cube,” both in context and composition.

William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops 0_cat_state_1

December 20, 2017
OP specifically mentions flipping / changing the record. Did you miss that part?

Luna (5) - A Sentimental Education 0_cat_state_1

October 3, 2017
To all sellers selling a sealed “unknown colour” LP, here’s a trick: take a bright flashlight/torch and shine it through the sleeve and look on the other side. The light will be the hue of the vinyl. This works with thin single sleeve LPs. For this LP, there is a diecut black inner sleeve for the record, so you have to shine it around the center cutout of the inner sleeve. You’ll see the color appear around the rim of the inner sleeve- yellow or green.

Mœbius* & Plank* - Material 0_cat_state_1

June 24, 2017
Can anyone comment on how the Bureau B remasters sound compared to the Captain Trip paper sleeve remasters?

Roedelius* - Flieg' Vogel Fliege 0_cat_state_1

June 23, 2017
Was just about to comment on this track myself. One of my favourite tracks of his. Takes me to another place...

Talking Heads - Fear Of Music 0_cat_state_1

April 21, 2017
Yes, the SHM mini LP version has the embossed cover.

William Basinski - A Shadow In Time 0_cat_state_1

February 11, 2017
Is the download card for the vinyl-only mix or same as CD version tracks?

Luna (5) - Long Players 92-99 0_cat_state_1

January 28, 2017
Several copies went out with that portion of the sticker cut out. My copy also had glue residue on the sleeves and colour streaks/imperfections in the white vinyl.