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posted a comment on Jon Brion, Various - Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Original Soundtrack). 5 months ago
Interesting, I felt like 2500 would've been enough to await my chance. Did they maybe press less copies than promised? If it is indeed so popular, the upside is a black variant is probably not far away
posted a review of Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Live At Le Guess Who? 2018. 6 months ago
This has some sibilance issues and you have to turn it up a bit, but the recording is absolutely gorgeous.
submitted Death Grips - The Money Store. 6 months ago
posted a review of Miles Davis Sextet* - Someday My Prince Will Come. 6 months ago
This is the record I use when I want to demonstrate "in the room presence" on my stereo. Miles is just standing right in front of you. Absolutely amazing.
posted a comment on For Those I Love - For Those I Love. 7 months ago
Cheers, will look into that. (extra w o r d)
posted a review of Lost Girls (3) - Menneskekollektivet. 7 months ago
Quite pleased with this. The record is almost completely free of surface noise and the mastering is decent. Bit odd to put the hype sticker directly on the sleeve, but no complaints otherwise.
posted a comment on For Those I Love - For Those I Love. 7 months ago
Does anybody have any information about the pressing of this release? I pre-ordered this a long time ago at JPC, but it seems to keep on being delayed.
posted a comment on John Martyn - The Church With One Bell. 7 months ago
The RSD website states there are 2000 copies pressed, so I guess it won't be so hard to get one.
posted a comment on Various - Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Original Soundtrack). 7 months ago
At last the wait is over, a vinyl release will be done for RSD21:
posted a comment on Tame Impala - Innerspeaker (2010 ➝ 2020). 8 months ago
Please note a lot of people (including myself) pre-ordered this, without knowing the "box" would be of such poor quality. So I think we're allowed to be disappointed ;-)

Not that it really matters, but I'm interested to know the logic behind your... See full review
posted a comment on P J Harvey* - The Peel Sessions 1991 - 2004. 8 months ago
It was just confirmed :-)

Words words words words words
posted a comment on Tame Impala - Innerspeaker (2010 ➝ 2020). 8 months ago
Please beware, this is not actually a box set. It's just a very wide single sleeve. Very flimsy and prone to damaging as well. Bit of a bummer if you ask me.
posted a comment on Lee Konitz & Brad Mehldau & Charlie Haden - Alone Together. 9 months ago
The spine reads stereo, but to my ears this is a mono recording. No sound stage whatsoever. Does anyone else have the same experience?
posted a review of Mellow Candle - Swaddling Songs. 10 months ago
I just did a back-to-back comparison of this pressing and the original. Even though this reissue sounds very good, I must say I was a bit surprised to find that the original sounds much better. It is much more dynamic and engaging, whereas the reissue... See full review
posted a review of Black Country, New Road - For The First Time. 10 months ago
Absolutely love this record. The album is just packed with emotion, and features both great songwriting and memorable vocal performances. The first tracks nicely build up to an intense climax on "Sunglasses". Followed by the more hopeful Track X,... See full review
submitted Randy Newman - Sail Away. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Home (2) - Pause For A Hoarse Horse. 11 months ago
I agree, should be relabelled as country rock or something.
posted a review of Maya Hawke - Blush. 11 months ago
This sounds pretty good. Smooth/warm vocals combined with a decent sound stage. The quality of the vinyl is relatively high with minimal surface noise and the included booklet is a nice touch. An underrated 2020 release, in my opinion.
posted a review of Holst* - Steinberg* • Boston Symphony Orchestra - The Planets. 11 months ago
This record sounds amazing. It has such engaging dynamics and a great sound stage, it just completely sucks you in. Probably one the best sounding classical records in my collection. Highly recommended to test your equipment on.
posted a comment on Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. 11 months ago
If I remember correctly this has happened before and it always got repressed haha.
posted a comment on Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory. 12 months ago
My copy indeed sounds like it was recorded under water, just terrible. Cannot compare it to another pressing, so I'm not sure whether it's a pressing issue or simply a poor recording.
submitted Max Roach - +4. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Ludovico Einaudi - In A Time Lapse. about 1 year ago
I've listened to two copies of this pressing and both suffered the static issues described below. I think the sound quality is on par with other modern day pressings. It's detailed enough, but it falls short in dynamics.
posted a review of Madlib - Shades Of Blue. about 1 year ago
Sounds spectacular. Very detailed, nice seperation of sounds and "in the room" presence. The vinyl is completely silent and the marble looks great. Highly recommended.
posted a comment on J Dilla - The Shining. about 1 year ago
This does not sound particularly good. Although the vinyl is silent, it's quite sibilant. More importantly, the mastering is rather poor. It sounds very compressed with muffled vocals. The recording is also very loud, so I need to turn back the volume... See full review
posted a comment on Donald Byrd - Royal Flush. about 1 year ago
That's really odd, I now understand what ausgraeme was talking about below. I just double-checked my copy to be 100% sure, but it plays at 33rpm. I guess you guys have a misspressing. Please add this to the database.
posted a review of Gonzales - Solo Piano. about 1 year ago
Absolutely abysmal pressing. My copy is crackly as hell and the piano strokes sound incredibly bland and muffled. It would be unlistenable if the music wasn't so good. Do avoid.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
submitted Beethoven*, Claudio Arrau - Sonata No. 28 In A Op. 101, Sonata No. 30 In Op. 109. about 1 year ago
submitted Mozart* - Münchinger*, Stuttgart Chamber Orchester* - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik / Divertimento No. 1 In D (A Musical Joke). about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Steve Miller Band - Recall The Beginning...A Journey From Eden. about 1 year ago
Yeah, that's probably it. And here are six more words.
posted a review of Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 4. about 1 year ago
Even though my copy does not suffer from any pressing defects, I would not recommend this pressing. The bass is very heavy, which is fun, but at points drowns out the vocals, which then sound flat and distant (tested on two amps). I haven't listened... See full review
posted a comment on Gregory Porter - Be Good. about 1 year ago
This is issued by a legit record store, so I'm 99% certain it's legit.
posted a review of Rita Hovink - Love Me Or Leave Me. about 1 year ago
Amazing pressing. Almost completely quiet vinyl. Rita's vocals really come alive and the sound stage is more than decent. The sleeve reproduction is absolutely stunning.
posted a comment on Car Seat Headrest - Making A Door Less Open. about 1 year ago
Thanks for your comment. It's interesting to hear that more copies suffer from this issue. My copy didn't improve after a cleaning either.

Non-fill is a pressing defect which you can identify by small white spots/lines, it is almost impossible to... See full review
submitted Carl Orff – Annelies Kupper , Sopran · Richard Holm , Tenor - Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Dirigent: Eugen Jochum - Catulli Carmina. about 1 year ago
submitted Johnny Guitar Watson - A Real Mother. about 1 year ago
submitted The National - Trouble Will Find Me. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle. about 1 year ago
Could someone comment on the quality of this pressing? Is it less noisy than the others?
posted a review of Ernest Ansermet - The Royal Ballet Gala Performances. about 1 year ago
Great item. Not sure where this was sourced from, but it sounds great; very well balanced and lively. The vinyl is of high quality. It's flat and almost completely silent. The gatefold sleeve is sturdy and contains a beautiful booklet. Although I... See full review
submitted Rodrigo*, Siegfried Behrend, Nicanor Zabaleta - Concierto De Aranjuez / Konzertserenade Für Harfe. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on P J Harvey* - The Peel Sessions 1991 - 2004. about 1 year ago
I don't think this one is part of the reissue series, though.
posted a review of Oscar And The Wolf - Entity. about 1 year ago
Very well mastered. Recommended if you are into The xx.
posted a comment on Benjamin Herman - Project S. about 1 year ago
Because nobody added it yet. If you own it, please do :-)
posted a comment on Chet Baker - In New York. about 1 year ago
I just listened to this pressing and I think it sounds pretty decent, but do not expect anything spectacular. The vinyl is flat and silent. The horns sound quite good, especially Baker's trumpet. However, the backing instruments sound a bit dull,... See full review
posted a review of Donald Byrd - Royal Flush. about 1 year ago
I have to say I disagree with the review below. My copy sounds very nice. In addition to a decent sound stage, the trumpet is outstanding. My only complaint would be that the piano sounds relatively flat.
posted a comment on Emerson Lake & Palmer* - Emerson, Lake & Palmer. about 1 year ago
I noticed the same and my Dutch Manticore press also has this issue. Hopefully I will get a UK press one day ;-) In the meantime I agree with you that this pressing still sounds great, much much better than the Dutch repress.
submitted Vivaldi* - Los Romeros* - Konzerte Für 1, 2 Und 4 Gitarren. about 1 year ago
submitted Ego On The Rocks - Acid In Wounderland. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Car Seat Headrest - Making A Door Less Open. about 1 year ago
The vinyl is flat and generally silent. My copy does suffer from very slight distortion every now and then, which I fear is due to nonfill issues, but maybe a thorough cleaning will resolve this. The mastering is done very well, there is a clear... See full review