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posted a comment on Kevin Richard Martin* - Sirens. about 1 month ago
Really top-notch ambient music. On par with Eno's ambient works or Deru's 1979. A beautifully immersive album that's like a bubble bath for the frontal lobes. Don't sleep on it if you have a chance to grab it at a fair price,
posted a comment on Various - Escape From Synth City. 4 months ago
No doubt the cost of including the download is factored into the retail price. It would be nice if they lowered their MSRP’s a bit to reflect this, but I find that unlikely.
posted a comment on Alex Zhang Hungtai. 8 months ago
Vinyl pressing was posted to Boomkat today. 300 copies on blue. https://boomkat.com/products/divine-weight
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posted a comment on Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses. 8 months ago
Probably one of the greatest psychedelic rock albums of all time, overshadowed by people bickering about flippers and shills in the review section. The ROGV pressing is fantastic, and I couldn't be happier with the sound quality or presentation. A+ all ... See full review
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posted a comment on Teresa Winter - Untitled Death. 10 months ago
Thanks for the recommendation! I've listened to it through the Bandcamp page and agree. Really appreciating all of her work, as well as Kara-Lis Coverdale and Jasmine Guffond's stuff.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Teresa Winter - What The Night is For. 10 months ago
Some of the most beautifully psychedelic music that I've heard, as a fan of everything from Jefferson Airplane to Sleep and John Cage to The Caretaker. Really lovely stuff that probably won't be appreciated for a while. Pretty sure I'm listening to a ... See full review
submitted Teresa Winter - What The Night is For. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Teresa Winter - Untitled Death. 10 months ago
Under-appreciated (as of this writing). Teresa Winter is one of the most extraordinary modern psychedelic artists I've come across, dealing in some extremely beautiful and wonderfully produced ambient electronica. This will be a highly sought-after relic ... See full review
posted a comment on The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 5. 11 months ago
Yeah, I can listen to it for free on Bandcamp and consider the vinyl to be a piece of collectible art, so I still paid the $50 bucks for it.
posted a comment on The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 5. 11 months ago
Ouch, almost $50 from Boomkat with shipping to the US for the blue version. : / Beautiful and haunting music, as always, can’t speak to the vinyl quality yet but I’m sure it’s as good as the previous releases. Lovely new artwork from Ivan Seal.
posted a comment on ススム ヨコタ* - Acid Mt. Fuji. 11 months ago
Finally snagged a copy from Norman Records in September, it really does sound fantastic. Going to be in very heavy rotation for the foreseeable future.
posted a comment on ススム ヨコタ* - Acid Mt. Fuji. 11 months ago
Very happy with this release. It sounds gorgeous. Been waiting for this to be released on vinyl for a while and I'm not disappointed. As for the music itself, it's some lovely, chill, electronica, amazing music for the ... See full review
posted a comment on Julee Cruise - The Voice Of Love. 11 months ago
It sounds great to me. Not sure if I got lucky, Uncultured or if some people just have unreasonable expectations about sound quality.
posted a comment on Blue Chemise - Daughters Of Time. 11 months ago
Beautiful music, but I wish the songs were longer. It feels unpolished, like you're listening to samples and not full songs. It wouldn't be an issue if the tracks segued into one another seamlessly, but they don't; most tracks have a noticeable ... See full review
posted a comment on Kanye West - Ye. about 1 year ago
You sound like a brainwashed fool. Open your mind and think for yourself.
posted a comment on Sleep - The Sciences. about 1 year ago
It's a great record, recording quality is excellent and manages to almost capture the textural nuances of their live shows. Glad to have it on vinyl, even if the songs are "old". The band's recorded output benefits greatly from their decades of ... See full review
posted a comment on Spectrum (4) - Highs, Lows And Heavenly Blows. about 1 year ago
Meh, it's annoying, but just ignore it. Record stores / artists make a bunch of money and nobody has to pay obscene prices if they don't want to. With a few exceptions, there's almost never anything special released on RSD anyhow.
posted a review of صن ستي جرلز* = Sun City Girls - قمع الجن = Djinn Funnel. about 1 year ago
Torch of the Mystics and Kaliflower get most of the love, but this is one of my favorite SCG releases. I really love their jazzier, free-improv performances, and this delivered in spades. The performances here remind me a bit of Bright Surroundings Dark ... See full review
posted a comment on Yasuaki Shimizu - Kakashi. about 1 year ago
Received my copy today. Satisfied with the sound quality. I've never heard the original release so I don't really have a frame of reference, but the volume is a little low and the mixing isn't terribly impressive. Overall, it's a great record and I'm ... See full review
posted a comment on Dedekind Cut - The Expanding Domain. about 1 year ago
I agree, overall vinyl is becoming ridiculously expensive. This is a great EP, though. I don't know how many were pressed, but I suspect the asking price will be a lot steeper for the sleepers. Glad I snagged one from Boomkat.
posted a comment on The Whole Earth Rainbow Band - Concert. about 1 year ago
Kafi is such a great song. Really comes out of left-field after listening to the first track.
posted a comment on The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 3. about 1 year ago
Another amazing, deeply psychedelic record by James Leyland Kirby. Truly a work of art, from the Ivan Seal cover painting to the sounds contained within. It'll probably be about 30 years before Kirby gets the recognition he deserves.
submitted Teresa Winter - Untitled Death. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Milo (34) - Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!. about 1 year ago
Awesome, glad to hear that! Amazing job all around on this pressing; everything from pressing to shipping was absolutely perfect.
posted a comment on Milo (34) - Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!. about 1 year ago
As of 08/30/17, you can still buy this record for $20 from Milo's bandcamp, but some jerk here is trying to sell it for $50. I wonder how many more records Milo sold this time around by anticipating that all of the scalpers would jump on this based on ... See full review
posted a comment on Milo (34) - Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!. about 1 year ago
It's just a weird-looking lowercase "a". I also thought it was a "b" at first, but if you turn the record so that the art on the label is facing the same direction as on the sleeve, it has to be an a, otherwise the b would be upside down.
posted a review of Milo (34) - Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!. about 1 year ago
More great music from one of my favorite modern artists. The vinyl sounds absolutely perfect, and really suits the music well; Milo's new beats are certainly not lacking in his particular flavor of glitch-hop flair, but he's warmed things up a bit with a ... See full review
posted a review of Milo (34) - Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!. over 2 years ago
A great album. Milo keeps getting better. The beats are some of his best; a bit more jazz influence than on previous albums, which is a welcome addition in my opinion. Lots of really great, warm tones modernized by Milo's signature glitch-hop sound. ... See full review
posted a comment on Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. over 2 years ago
I've had this record for ages now, so I'm not sure if there's any point in reviewing it. But I thought I would anyway, since I used to listen to this on my old, crappy turntable setup that I had in college and tonight, for the first time, am listening to ... See full review
posted a review of Serenus Zeitblom Oktett - Erster Teil - Zweiter Teil - Dritter Teil. over 2 years ago
This is a unique free-jazz record that manages to capture the spirit of some of the great pioneers of early Eastern European free-jazz (it reminded me of a modern take on some of Brotzmann/Van Hove/Bennink's work as a trio). The comparison is apt, but ... See full review
posted a comment on Jasmine Guffond - Traced. over 2 years ago
Really spectacular experimental electronics/ambient soundscapes exploring the relationship we have with technology in the modern world. Some very creative techniques are utilized to stunning effect, such as the sounds Jasmine generates with data drawn ... See full review
posted a comment on Kara-Lis Coverdale - Aftertouches. over 2 years ago
Yes please! But in the meantime, she has a new mini-album out on vinyl, available through Boomkat: https://boomkat.com/products/grafts
posted a comment on The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stage 2. over 2 years ago
This is a phenomenal record. Doesn't quite reach the heights of An Empty Bliss, as far as mixing is concerned, but musically it is a gorgeous effort. Much better, in my opinion, than volume 1 (which is also excellent). It's possible that this may grow on ... See full review
posted a comment on Midori Takada - Through The Looking Glass. over 2 years ago
Pretty disappointed with this release. The music is incredibly gorgeous, but this "audiophile" version has some pops and distortion that really shouldn't be there at this price point. Gatefold sleeve is not well-designed; it's difficult to get the ... See full review
posted a comment on Midori Takada - Through The Looking Glass. over 2 years ago
Heh, I actually forgot it was 45rpm and listened to the first disc at 33. Actually sounded great, I got through the first half of the album without noticing that I was playing it at the incorrect speed : )
posted a comment on Lussuria (2) / Alberich - Borgia. over 2 years ago
Vinyl pressing now up for sale on Boomkat! 500 copies, 300 black vinyl & 200 color. Probably won't last long...
posted a comment on Land (12) - Anoxia. over 2 years ago
A fantastic album of cinematic experimental ambience. The sound quality and production are unbelievable, and the music is a rare treat. An overlooked masterpiece that should find a place in the collection of anyone interested in atmospheric music.
posted a comment on LXV - Clear. over 2 years ago
An extremely underrated album of top-notch modern experimental electronics. Given the lack of interest, it's unlikely that this will be repressed and with only 300 copies in circulation I'd bet that this will be a sought-after gem someday.
posted a comment on Coil - Astral Disaster. over 2 years ago
First pressing, black vinyl, the insert says "Edition 2/500 copies" (meaning the second Prescription pressing, 250 copies in the US and 250 UK).
posted a comment on Coil - Astral Disaster. over 2 years ago
Haha, small world. I got mine at Amoeba Hollywood this afternoon. It was one of two copies there when I grabbed it, so you must have got yours right after that. Went after seeing that they finally had the NWW Spiral Insana reissue listed online, and just ... See full review
posted a comment on Coil - Astral Disaster. over 2 years ago
Also, just checked online and noticed that there is now a translucent yellow version limited to 1000 copies, UK only.
posted a comment on Coil - Astral Disaster. over 2 years ago
I might be wrong, but I believe "edition 2" means the second Prescription pressing, of which 500 total copies were pressed on black vinyl (250 for the UK and 250 US). Just picked up my copy in the US today at Amoeba, along with the Spiral Insana reissue.
posted a comment on Coil - Astral Disaster. over 2 years ago
Anyone still looking for a copy, it is now available on Amoeba.com (as of 02/12/2017) for $28. Free US shipping.
EDIT: Looks like it is gone now, but the translucent yellow (ltd to 1000) was still available on Pebble today, too.
posted a comment on Kara-Lis Coverdale & LXV - Sirens. over 2 years ago
I'm not sure what's with all the negative reviews on this one. A stunning album from front to back, blending glitched-out ambient electronica with shades of Terry Riley and some traditional Asian influence that sounds incredibly fresh in a modern ... See full review
submitted Michel Legrand, Hal David - Brain Child: A Musical In The Mind. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Beck - Odelay. over 3 years ago
I did, mostly on side 2, but it was on my first spin so it may have just been because of static. Overall, I think it sounds great.
posted a comment on Beck - Odelay. over 3 years ago
Just picked up a copy at Amoeba in Hollywood today (08/06). They had about 10 of them. If you're looking for a copy and are in the area, you can probably still grab one for $35 if you make haste...