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posted a comment on De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising. 2 months ago
And it's game on for VMP and 3 Feet High. Looks pretty nice too. Here's to hoping it sounds good.
posted a comment on Various - 環境音楽 = Kankyō Ongaku (Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980 - 1990). 3 months ago
Just curious: on reviews for both the clear vinyl and blue indie variants of this recording you have posted comments about the inferior pressings of each over the black RTI pressing. I assumed your comments were made based upon reasonable and often ... See full review
posted a comment on SEED Ensemble - Driftglass. 3 months ago
A repress in the works per Driftglass/Jazz Refreshed on Bandcamp. 1000 copies forthcoming. Dog-eat-dog as far as obtaining London scene Improv/Jazz LPs right now. Gotta live on Bandcamp, or at least roll through regularly.
posted a comment on Down at Dawn. 3 months ago
These all look like ****. The hubris and greed behind a glorified xerox of a jacket with a needle drop or CD burn stuck inside on crumb-bum poorly pressed wax with labels that don't have to do with nothing is pretty disgusting. Some people on Discogs get ... See full review
posted a comment on The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers. 3 months ago
Same story here; exactly as you described. Words words words.
posted a comment on Nivhek - After Its Own Death / Walking In A Spiral Towards The House. 3 months ago
Read it was coming out, saw it on band camp, went distract-o, poof, sold out. ****.
posted a comment on Mac-Talla Nan Creag - The Sorrow Of Derdriu. 3 months ago
Great assessment - I totally agree. Firecracker went above and beyond with this title; worth seeking out, spending time listening too, and admiring in the hand and on the shelf.
posted a comment on The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico. 3 months ago
Lillith, GZ, extra tracks, Russian Pressing and 400 for sale on discogs alone... What could go wrong.
posted a comment on JPEGMAFIA - Veteran. 3 months ago
S o l d o u t . . .
posted a comment on Laurie Spiegel - The Expanding Universe. 4 months ago
I'll drink to that. "Long live all the Lauries that make music!"
posted a comment on Dean Blunt - Black Metal. 4 months ago
Awesome PVC sleeve smells/has the consistency of a Walmart bodybag.
posted a comment on Takuya Matsumoto. 4 months ago
I would love to hear a full-length of some kind from Takuya Matsumoto; I think it could be really special.
posted a comment on Yazz Ahmed - La Saboteuse. 5 months ago
My copy is dead silent: no snap, crackle, or pop - I just power the amp down before I drop the needle - sounds like ant jazz.

...Jesus the state of pressing quality on new releases over the last few year couldn't be more abysmal. Super beautiful ... See full review
posted a comment on Christoph De Babalon - If You're Into It, I'm Out Of It. 5 months ago
If you're still out of it but want to be into it hit up Boomkat: https://boomkat.com/products/if-you-re-into-it-i-m-out-of-it-2018-remaster
posted a comment on Death Grips - Fashion Week / Interview 2016. 5 months ago
He's being modest: it actually had a few corner bumps but he picked it up anyhow - that's just how he rolls.
posted a comment on The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet - The Complete Lansdowne Recordings 1965 - 1969. 5 months ago
Strange: I usually have great luck with them. I ordered one too - same day 12/7. Got a shipping confirmation on 12/7/18 dated 12/8 receipt of order but now the actual order appears to be erased from my account history on the website and no debit occurred ... See full review
posted a comment on Tropic Of Cancer - Restless Idylls. 6 months ago
Those are some long fingers. The fingers are long. Long.
posted a comment on Shinichi Atobe - Heat. 6 months ago
You have rearranged the intent of my comment with your paraphrasing. Fwiw, I bought my own copy at FE: you won't see me selling it at $200.00 any time soon. I set about to comment on the regular and rabid inclination common on discogs whereby every ... See full review
posted a comment on Shinichi Atobe - Heat. 6 months ago
Repress no longer available at juno for cheap (support the sharks).

Aside: this whole "don't support the sharks" thing is a bit old and wan; at present with the exception of two sellers nobody is trying to make a killing on this title on discogs. I know ... See full review
posted a comment on Joe Henderson Featuring Alice Coltrane - The Elements. 7 months ago
Nothing like capitalism to take a good thing and jack it up. First Dispensary repress was tight.
posted a comment on Insanlar / Ricardo Villalobos - Kime Ne. 7 months ago
Yes! In terms of bang for your buck this title is so hard to beat. Insanlar A side is a meal in itself, then you get Villalobos turning it inside out twice; the packaging and art design is beautiful too: full color reverse with an insert, then an ... See full review
posted a comment on Sun Ra - Blue York. 7 months ago
The current CRAZE for the LP format provides a strong incentive for a lot of these gray label/boot pressings of material that is either extremely expensive/esoteric/rare, and/or was originally released on small CD labels. A borderline frenzy for the ... See full review
posted a comment on Shinichi Atobe - Rebuild Mix 1.2.3.. 7 months ago
Man, this one slid by me. Beautiful looking sleeve and wax. *rifles through wallet*
posted a comment on U2 - Songs Of Innocence. 8 months ago
Ominous... the world's most unmusically savvy bootleggers invest their energy booting a bomb of an album that U2 couldn't give away free in everybody's phone one morning. Sounds like a job for the Keystone Cops to investigate.
posted a comment on U2 - Songs Of Innocence. 8 months ago
For a GZ pressing it sounds like you made out well. Try grit, footprints, pubic hairs, indiscernible detritus, and comically wobbly platters. "Scratched" pfftttt....
posted a comment on Gil Scott-Heron And Brian Jackson* - Secrets. 8 months ago
This is one heavy record. Angola, Louisiana transmits hard truths in a way that few other than Gil Scott-Heron could do. So thankful that this man made his music.
posted a comment on Fantôme Phonographique. 8 months ago
lol - so true (or so I am inclined to believe).
posted a comment on Gal Costa - Gal Costa. 10 months ago
"... as usually." As usually they turn out sonically useless petrochemical frisbees with elaborate cardboard packaging? If their own funerals were recorded the guys that run Foreskins with Beer could ruin the pressings.
posted a comment on Kendrick Lamar - Damn.. 10 months ago
No son, use 3M painters tape (the blue stuff) - that or gaffing tape. Both are more expensive than the duct tape, but they don't leave a residue on the jackets and they still hide the naughty parts of your precious vinyls from the prying eyes of your ... See full review
posted a comment on Derek Bailey / Jamie Muir - Dart Drug. 11 months ago
And I prefer my original LP and cover. All the same, I am mighty grateful toward Honest Jon's for making these essential recordings available on vinyl, transferring/mastering/pressing them with care at facilities capable of creating archive quality ... See full review
posted a comment on David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence. about 1 year ago
That's too bad. The hype sticker reads like it's on point and then the pedigree flies off a cliff when it comes time to mention where the record is pressed. Roll the dice: Optimal/GZ/Pallas/Rainbo/Quality/Out Behind Someone's Garage... I guess that's why ... See full review
posted a comment on David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence. about 1 year ago
True story. RSD HYPE RSD HYPE RSD HYPE RSD HYPE.
posted a comment on Various - Message From The Tribe (An Anthology Of Tribe Records: 1972-1976). about 1 year ago
Little green thing? Mow the lawn? Play with alien dicks? Pick your nose? I am stumped. Damn good record featuring a storied label all the same.
posted a comment on Simulant, Pollon - Scopex 98/00. about 1 year ago
Agree with removing records from sleeve for mail-order; mine got pretty mangled in transit, and I could tell the wax was straining the jacket under the shrink from the get. Not the most ideal packaging overall. Oh well, great music.
posted a comment on Kate Bush - Aerial. about 1 year ago
It reeked of exhaust... putt putt putt putt putt putt