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Please read below. I'm doing this to avoid grading issues. If you do not feel comfortable going through the sale after reading this, please contact me. I'm sure we can work something out. My solid buyer rating speaks for itself.

The Goldmine standards listed here on Discogs are my guide: https://www.discogs.com/selling/resources/how-to-grade-items/

I've been at this since I was a teenager in the late 80s/early 90s (or as my son says, "the 1900s"). I do recognize we're all human and have different ways to interpret the site standards (Goldmine). But there's gray area, and then there's clear error.

I humbly request that you:
Grade your records under DIRECT LIGHT.
Grade conservatively. It avoids problems.
Play-grade if possible, especially if the record is going for > $25.

VG+ records are just shy of NM;
NM are in like-new condition, played once or twice then shelved;
M are sealed or unopened.
VG has a handful of minor surface scratches and has been used, but after a cleaning will sound great overall, even in headphones, minus crackle or one or two pops.
G+ will be heavily used, and have a lot of surface noise which will be unavoidable, even after cleaning.

I will not return records to you for a refund if the records do not match the standards. I will request a small partial refund to match the proper grade. I'm glad to provide pics and sound files. I think everything can be worked out with rational and polite conversation.

Thanks!

Recent Activity

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Paris Grey / Nexus 21 - Limited Edition Sampler
posted a review of Paris Grey / Nexus 21 - Limited Edition Sampler. 7 months ago
Gaussian atmospheres? Like the group Gaussian Curve? Or did you mean gauzy?
The Creative Technology Consortium - Panoramic Coloursound
posted a review of The Creative Technology Consortium - Panoramic Coloursound. 8 months ago
Brilliant and absorbing music, mostly for listening and a handful of dance/movement-oriented tracks.... Think a blend of ECM, Windham Hill, Wally Badarou, Jan Hammer, Trisomie 21's Plays the Pictures filtered through the perspective of artists steeped... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 8 months ago
Traxx (4)
posted a review of Traxx (4). 8 months ago
former mw raver here, can confirm... Traxx is a legend
Dubset - Flesh Made Word
posted a review of Dubset - Flesh Made Word. 10 months ago
agree that it’s under-rated!
ten ten ten
ten words words
Miss Kittin & The Hacker - Lost Tracks Vol. 1
posted a review of Miss Kittin & The Hacker - Lost Tracks Vol. 1. 11 months ago
OK so add it to the database man lol... pretty easy
Finitribe - Monster In The House
posted a review of Finitribe - Monster In The House. about 1 year ago
shhhh!!!
exactly :)
don't tell them that price doesn't equal quality!
Spawn - Infiltrator
posted a review of Spawn - Infiltrator. about 1 year ago
Just curious: what has stopped you from doing it yourself?
Trisomie 21 - Chapter IV Remix - Le Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi Et Le Presque Rien
posted a review of Trisomie 21 - Chapter IV Remix - Le Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi Et Le Presque Rien. about 1 year ago
Just one of those bands I never dug into and "discovered" until much later, like 12 years ago later, even though I'd almost certainly heard their Last Song in any number of goth/industrial club nights in the early 90s.... I even had "Plays the... See full review
Set Up System - Spiritual Interface
posted a review of Set Up System - Spiritual Interface. about 1 year ago
All about the Sublimation Mix...

I heard this in a Juan Atkins set in the 90s and searched for it for about 20 years before finding it about 6-7 years ago, on.... f'ing Shazam! HA! TSOB released it on a comp... otherwise I'd probably still be losing... See full review
PA Presents* - Flight Stimulator
posted a review of PA Presents* - Flight Stimulator. about 1 year ago
A masterpiece, the originality and quality on display here are pretty legendary. Diverse flavor and vibes on offer here, too. The title track is worth at least 2 or 3 repeated listens in a row before it gets somewhat ready to be left alone. The rest... See full review
Vince Watson - Mystical Rhythm
posted a review of Vince Watson - Mystical Rhythm. about 1 year ago
Superb indeed.... it is pretty funny how we all get caught up in assuming top shelf techno must be expensive... records like this remind us there are many diamonds in the rough out there!
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Various - Monster Music
posted a review of Various - Monster Music. about 1 year ago
deffo could be a BFC sample, but CC originally sampled it from Liaisons Dangereuses.... .
Chiapet - Tick Tock
posted a review of Chiapet - Tick Tock. about 1 year ago
hey bro, same, at a 97/8/9? party in the Poconos Felix Da Housecat threw this down in an enormous space, lit the place up
Daisy Glow - Give It All
posted a review of Daisy Glow - Give It All. about 1 year ago
agree, they were certainly not hard to come by... glad to see this label get some recognition though..
YMO* - BGM
posted a review of YMO* - BGM. about 1 year ago
Cue may be a "remix", but, it's one which is, IMO, vastly superior to the original by UV.
Global Communication - 76:14
posted a review of Global Communication - 76:14. about 1 year ago
You would be wrong, but that's OK, ha. This album has aged quite a bit better than your comment ;)
Heiko Laux - Souldancer
posted a review of Heiko Laux - Souldancer. about 1 year ago
c'est dingue comment notre A2 est sous-estimé ici... quelle bombassseee
FFWD▸▸* - FFWD▸▸
posted a review of FFWD▸▸* - FFWD▸▸. about 1 year ago
More of the kristhrashweston magic.... + Fripp, Fehlmann, Paterson... caviar early 90s ambient
Various - Chill Out! (The Techno Evolution Continues)
submitted Various - Chill Out! (The Techno Evolution Continues). about 1 year ago
Micelio - Tecnocigalpa EP
submitted Micelio - Tecnocigalpa EP. about 1 year ago
Gary Martin
posted a comment on Gary Martin. about 1 year ago
Also agree strongly... unsung talent for the most part, though I think that's how he likes to roll, a little on the fringe!
The Black Dog - Spanners
posted a comment on The Black Dog - Spanners. over 2 years ago
Still holding up almost 20 years later! Like a fine wine.
A masterpiece.
John Tejada - Planes And Trains
submitted John Tejada - Planes And Trains. over 2 years ago
Various - Chill Out! (The Techno Evolution Continues)
posted a comment on Various - Chill Out! (The Techno Evolution Continues). over 2 years ago
Wait, I haven't commented on this tape yet??? Got it for free at a rave in 1994 in Indiana or Ohio, can't remember, still have it, played it until it broke than had to repair it. I'd have to echo exactly what errorsinspace said below. The tape... See full review
Space (3) - Space
posted a comment on Space (3) - Space. over 2 years ago
I think Used Kids is now in the World Record space! Bought many a tune there, Nick was a good guy to deal with.
Moody Boyz* - Recycled EP
posted a comment on Moody Boyz* - Recycled EP. over 2 years ago
Tony Thorpe has either done an excellent job of using Black Dog's Spanners-era style, perhaps inspired by Guerilla/Prime-Black Dog partnership of the same year (1994) with "Shango" https://www.discogs.com/release/139208-Moody-Boyz-Shango, or something... See full review
Underworld - Back To Mine
posted a comment on Underworld - Back To Mine. over 2 years ago
Stumbled upon this page and surprised I never commented on it.
I love it and it's right up there with my faves in this series (Nick Warren and the Orb the other two, maybe EBTG one as well)
These CDs are not supposed to be coherent or tell a good... See full review
Shafty - Deep Inside (Of You)
posted a comment on Shafty - Deep Inside (Of You). over 2 years ago
Trevor Horn is a legend! Still working as well. His style was polished, clean, futuristic, a bit grandiose. Founded ZTT records w his wife, look him up!
Laurent Garnier - X-Mix-2 - The Tracks
posted a comment on Laurent Garnier - X-Mix-2 - The Tracks. over 2 years ago
I'll endorse what Red-Kite has said here, with more detail than I could muster. I have most of the original pressings now (definitely not then!) and the sound quality is on-par. I'm no audiophile, but the pressings are careful and professional. I... See full review
Jaydee - Plastic Dreams
posted a comment on Jaydee - Plastic Dreams. over 3 years ago
In my smallish-city college town environment back then, the radio mix always seemed to be used rather than the full version. It got played out. A few years later, long after it fizzled out as a hit, I found a copy with the original and remixes just to... See full review
K. Alexi* - All For Lee Sah
posted a comment on K. Alexi* - All For Lee Sah. over 3 years ago
One of my finest and earliest crate digging gems... beat to absolute shit but staying with me forever.
Ghetto Technics
posted a comment on Ghetto Technics. over 3 years ago
Some of the best stuff you ever did, Frankie Bones!
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - The First Day
posted a comment on David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - The First Day. over 3 years ago
This has been on my wantlist for decades... I've always balked at the price but it just keeps going up!
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 3 years ago
Trisomie 21
posted a comment on Trisomie 21. over 3 years ago
What a privilege and pleasure to discover them, really captured my angsty mood at the time, and still do! Original and daring and satisfying still half a lifetime later. They've gotten some appreciation lately through reissues and deservedly so.... See full review
Trisomie 21 - Million Lights - A Collection Of Songs By Trisomie 21
posted a comment on Trisomie 21 - Million Lights - A Collection Of Songs By Trisomie 21. over 3 years ago
Cet album! Son génie perdure des annees and des annees.... et il perdurera jusqu'au galaxies ce qu'il inspire....
The Paradox (7) - Counter Active
posted a comment on The Paradox (7) - Counter Active. over 3 years ago
Digging this on a breezy 70 degree day, perfect. Still innovating!
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
posted a comment on Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll. over 3 years ago
Taste is subjective but geez... if you can't rate this yet another masterpiece of the CT arsenal who knows...!
Decades of memories now to this one, sniff.
Just listened to it now for the first time in many years and means just as much if not more... See full review
Nuron / Fugue - Likemind 06
posted a comment on Nuron / Fugue - Likemind 06. over 3 years ago
Got my copy today, yay! Judging from the only original tracks I have on vinyl, C1 and C2 taken from Likemind 04, the repress shines, as htphinney said.
To those bemoaning the repress, the repress gods giveth and they taketh away! The originals will... See full review
Shindig - Timeless EP Part 1
posted a comment on Shindig - Timeless EP Part 1. over 3 years ago
Fun decent Ibiza "avin it on the beach" chewns from the lads. $50? If that's your thing.... For fans of the proggy sound it's a find.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 3 years ago
Untranslatable Concept
posted a comment on Untranslatable Concept. over 3 years ago
every midwest rave scene kid had one or several or many of these tapes
DIY Present Nail* - Nub Raid EP
posted a comment on DIY Present Nail* - Nub Raid EP. over 3 years ago
jakerz, hey, was yours a TP or promo? also there are two promos listed here, which one is yours?
Various - ART 7.1 / B1214.1
posted a comment on Various - ART 7.1 / B1214.1. over 3 years ago
mjb, I have two copies and all of the issues you mention are on both of my copies... so I'm guessing that indeed it's baked in as you say... bugged me for years as well!
Sweet Reinhard - Der Dritte Weg
posted a comment on Sweet Reinhard - Der Dritte Weg. over 3 years ago
Im Mineral nice use of a sample from LTJ Bukem's "Music" from 1993:
https://www.discogs.com/LTJ-Bukem-Music-Happy-Raw-Enchanted/master/50130
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 3 years ago
DJ Terry Mullan* - New School Fusion Vol. 1
posted a comment on DJ Terry Mullan* - New School Fusion Vol. 1. over 3 years ago
mjb, I agree big time. He had an ability to pull of very high-energy sets. His Equal tape a better example: https://www.discogs.com/Terry-Mullan-Live-Equal/release/3360692
Tom Waits - The Early Years, Vol. 2
posted a comment on Tom Waits - The Early Years, Vol. 2. over 3 years ago
Is everyone's 180 gram vinyl? My copy notes that on the shrink, but I wasn't sure.