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posted a review of American Football - American Football (Deluxe). 3 months ago
My A-side is abysmal. Nonstop crackling throughout Never Meant and the rest of the side. The other sides sound fine, but jeeeesus this is horrific. I'm guessing I'm unlucky as I haven't seen too many people run into this issue.
posted a review of The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. 3 months ago
The packaging might be very nicely put together and fancy but the records themselves are so flatly mixed and quiet that it's unbearable. There's ZERO punch or dynamics to this whole album, it's like they didn't even bother mixing it for vinyl. It's so ... See full review
posted a comment on Playboi Carti - Die Lit. 4 months ago
Hope to god this gets an actual vinyl issue someday. Really frustrating that they cancelled it without any further mention or explanation.
posted a review of Brockhampton - Iridescence. 6 months ago
Top seam of the jacket split during shipment. There's a pretty decent dynamic sound with the vinyl mastering, the low end is fairly solid from what I can tell, though I'm not sure if it's much different from the digital master. Pressing itself, not so ... See full review
posted a review of Primus - Pork Soda. 7 months ago
Very nice and evened out mix, everything feels in its place and the surface noise is minimally heard to none at all. Flat, thick, and heavy records. Packaging is great though the gatefold sleeves jut out when the records are removed, which is pretty ... See full review
posted a review of Yves Tumor - Safe In The Hands Of Love. 8 months ago
FANTASTIC sounding record. Records were dirty out of the sleeve but a nice clean revealed a pristine sounding master. Definitely clean it before playing. Flat and beautiful. Love the packaging too.
posted a review of Death Grips - Year Of The Snitch. 8 months ago
So, positives out the way. I love the packaging, the cut out sleeve with the alternate reversed artwork is really neat. The record seems to have been mixed well on the transfer to vinyl as well, there's a good bassy sound to the low end parts of the ... See full review
posted a review of Low - Double Negative. 9 months ago
Distortion ain't too much of a problem for this record as it's basically mixed to be distorted as hell anyways! Very good album though, first side sounds great even while peaking at 26min. Packaging is nice too, well built cardboard jacket. Lovely ... See full review
posted a comment on Jlin - Dark Energy . 9 months ago
Pressing this 40min low-end heavy footwork record onto a single LP would require squishing the grooves a lot closer together, which means the mixing would be forced to de-emphasize the bass. The bass is a crucial part of this album, obviously. Releasing ... See full review
posted a review of Aphex Twin - Collapse EP. 9 months ago
INSANE bass on this EP, one of the most well mixed records I've heard in a long while. This feels like it was truly meant to be heard on vinyl. Super thin, flat pressing. Amazing audio quality, only some slight gentle pops here and there across the ... See full review
posted a comment on Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live. 9 months ago
This whole live album deserves a full physical release, would absolutely adore to hear the live renditions of Fourth of July and Drawn to the Blood on wax, not to mention the recording is pretty phenomenal. Hell, you could probably make it a 3xLP if ... See full review
posted a comment on Autechre - NTS Sessions. 10 months ago
I mean, you can't fit 58min of music onto one LP so can you really blame them lol
posted a comment on Tim Hecker - Virgins. 10 months ago
Anyone have any clue what the bonus track sounds like? It seems impossible to get anywhere online.
posted a comment on Wire - Pink Flag. 12 months ago
Some people don't have the money to shell out $100 for an album. Also there is no such thing as true record collecting, anyone who buys records is a record collector period. There is no reason for gatekeeping.
posted a comment on U2 - The Joshua Tree. about 1 year ago
If it were put on a single record the dynamics would be flat and there's be more potential for groove errors like skipping and surface noise. Putting a 50min record on two records would give the grooves more room for bass and dynamics. Also lets record ... See full review
posted a review of JPEGMAFIA - Veteran. about 1 year ago
Extremely quiet pressing, kinda flat dynamics with barely any bass. Audio quality is decent all things asides, considering how squished the grooves are. My copy came with visible amounts of warping but both sides play back fine as is.
posted a comment on Merzbow - Pulse Demon. about 1 year ago
The page was up for two hours, there were about 80 or so left when i got there (only an hour late). They even made available the date and time when it'd be available to buy. Don't complain.
posted a comment on Matmos - Ultimate Care II. about 1 year ago
Well that sucks. Either way, hope it gets uploaded somewhere online for us to hear.
posted a review of Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy. about 1 year ago
Slight occasional pop at random intervals throughout the record, the vocals sound fairly distorted at high points too (especially at the start of the piano interlude on Famous Prophets). Still a great pressing, 10/10 packaging and the music itself is ... See full review
posted a comment on Car Seat Headrest - How To Leave Town. about 1 year ago
It was released as an EP.
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posted a comment on Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II. about 1 year ago
It's on the Aphex Twin Bleep page.
https://aphextwin.warp.net
10 more words please.
posted a comment on Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica. about 1 year ago
Hearing it now, yeah, the piano specifically on the title track has a noticeable distortion. Never knew why I didn't notice it before.
posted a comment on Squarepusher. about 1 year ago
God knows at this point, I'm willing to bet FACT just misread something when they wrote that article since Warp didn't confirm anything either. Feels like they might've reported it too early, since nothing was made to deny it. Who knows.
posted a review of Biosphere - Substrata. about 1 year ago
Very crackly, Side C has a really nasty pop, and Side D is unlistenable. The packaging and music itself is great though.
posted a review of Brockhampton - SATURATION I II III. about 1 year ago
Nice bonuses and it's great to have all of the albums on CD. Shame that the box itself is pretty flimsy, feels like it could fall apart or unfold at any moment.
posted a comment on Tyler, The Creator - Scum Fuck Flower Boy. about 1 year ago
If you were to put it on one record you'd have to rearrange the tracklist or make the B-side 25min long. Especially since it has a lot of bass, shoving it all on one LP and removing the amount of space for the grooves to breathe would diminish the ... See full review
posted a comment on Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory. about 1 year ago
Higher audio fidelity and allows for a bassier sound considering it doubles as an electronic album with the sophisticated production. Shoving it on one disc would be convenient but it would also potentially lessen the quality of the sound.
That being ... See full review
posted a comment on The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End Of Time Stages 1-3. about 1 year ago
Anyone else know how many copies were made? 10 words.
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posted a review of Iglooghost - Neō Wax Bloom. about 1 year ago
My copy has the label for Side D printed slightly off center, with the label of Side C itself chipped/torn slightly on the top. Quiet pressing, flat. Can confirm that my copy does in fact have "Zen Champ" labeled as "Zen Thug" for some reason (says the ... See full review
posted a comment on My Bloody Valentine - Loveless. about 1 year ago
https://nordurognidur.is/artist/kevin-shields/
"kevin is currently finishing an all analog vinyl version of loveless and isn’t anything and is also working on material for a new my bloody valentine album to be released in 2018."
This is the most recent ... See full review
posted a review of Lil Ugly Mane - Three Sided Tape Volume 1. about 1 year ago
Sounds fantastic, the Secret Side makes this a very welcome addition to my collection. Pick this up while you can!
posted a comment on Today Is The Day - How To Win Friends And Influence People. over 2 years ago
Getting a reissue on 10" for Record Store Day. 700 copies and exclusive to indie retail.
posted a comment on Sun Kil Moon - Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood. over 2 years ago
Would love to see a 4xLP boxset release of this.
posted a review of Death Grips - Government Plates. over 2 years ago
Tracks have gaps for some reason (probably a lazy mp3 rip), and the disc with paper sleeve doesnt fit inside the outer. Contrary to what others have said, my copy did come in a paper sleeve. The disc was packaged outside of the outer as well. All that ... See full review
posted a comment on Aphex Twin - Houston, TX 12.17.16. over 2 years ago
It's getting released in a full format sometime soon, this is moreso a preview of the new record.
posted a comment on Grouper - Ruins. over 2 years ago
It appears they're selling more copies of this on the Grouper bandcamp. Another edition of 250?
posted a comment on The Flashbulb - Soundtrack To A Vacant Life. over 2 years ago
It was originally meant to be pressed at a minimum of 200 copies, but they allowed the additional 20 pre-orders to be pressed as well.
posted a comment on Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city. over 2 years ago
Technically, the main story of the album ends at Real and then Compton serves as an epilogue of sorts. Not to mention with the way the album is structured, it'd be impossible to properly fit all of the album on the first three discs without having to ... See full review
posted a review of The Flashbulb - Soundtrack To A Vacant Life. over 2 years ago
Wishing that Side A faded out, but asides that, this is a damn fine record to add to the collection. The artwork is gorgeous as well.
posted a comment on Xiu Xiu - Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks. over 2 years ago
Got a new copy, meeting the same problems as before although the record is significantly less muffled. There's plenty of surface noise too, and distortion on Pink Room. If you're considering picking up this copy, save your money and get one of the ... See full review
posted a comment on Burial - Young Death / Nightmarket. over 2 years ago
Yeah it is. I can't be the only one that found that sample to be grating and out of place, especially so high in the mix.
posted a comment on Burial - Young Death / Nightmarket. over 2 years ago
I think it's more trackier than his previous EPs for sure. The tracks do however still have these strange periods of silence at moments.
posted a comment on Burial - Young Death / Nightmarket. over 2 years ago
It sounds ok. Very different style from his previous EPs, bigger focus on minimalism and ambient soundscapes. Some darkwave on Side B as well which is a surprise. Its a welcome direction after the awful synthpop on Rival Dealers.
posted a comment on Death Grips - Fashion Week / Interview 2016. over 2 years ago
That's true but it's still odd because it's probably the lowest mastered record I own, odder still since it's a Death Grips record. Still, at least it shows how well pressed these albums are.
posted a review of Xiu Xiu - Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks. over 2 years ago
My copy is muffled and sounds awful. Discoloured scuffs on both discs as well. Will be returning as soon as possible.
posted a review of Death Grips - Fashion Week / Interview 2016. over 2 years ago
Audio quality is top notch but the mastering on this is low for whatever reason. Regardless, surface noise is incredibly quiet even at high volumes. Don't pick it up until the prices go down.
posted a review of Autechre - Tri Repetae. over 2 years ago
Probably my favorite repress by Warp to date, this is an essential buy if you love industrial electronic music and I can't recommend it enough.
posted a comment on Four Tet - There Is Love In You. over 2 years ago
I've looked around a bit about that hidden track some people have reported and it's actually by Lightspeed Champion, titled There's Nothing Underwater off of his 2010 album. Released around the same time as this album, on the same label Domino.
So ... See full review
posted a comment on Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic. over 2 years ago
What's sad is bothering to go out and bash all of their albums on the internet for no real worthwhile reason.