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submitted Various - Heaven On Fire. about 12 hours ago
submitted Vanishing Twin - Ookii Gekkou. about 21 hours ago
submitted ひめのまさこ* - 青春. 19 days ago
submitted Horse Lords - Mixtape Vol. 1. 22 days ago
posted a comment on GZ Media. 23 days ago
Worth reiterating for those having second thoughts: for the most part there is *NOTHING WRONG* with GZ's pressings. Are they the best-pressed records I've ever heard? No. But are they riddled with clicks, pops and noise? Also no. I have numerous... See full review
submitted ひめのまさこ* - ブイブイ言わせて. about 1 month ago
submitted Nisennenmondai - Tori. 2 months ago
submitted モスクワ蓄音機* - ラビリンス. 2 months ago
submitted Himeno_Masako - 火星. 2 months ago
submitted にせんねんもんだい* - ごめんな. 2 months ago
submitted Nisennenmondai - First Live. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Southern Records. 2 months ago
Probably worth avoiding buying new copies of anything on Southern now, as the label has been embroiled in various legal disputes with current and former artists for several years at this point. It took multiple years of wrangling for Karate to reclaim... See full review
posted a comment on Karate. 2 months ago
Reissues of Karate and In Place Of Real Insight are available for preorder on black or colour vinyl from The Numero Group and Polyvinyl as of today. Due for release early September, though obviously given how may releases have faced pressing delays... See full review
posted a review of Tortoise - The Catastrophist. 3 months ago
The Catastrophist is hugely underrated in Tortoise's oeuvre, in my opinion. It's a pretty big change-up from pretty much everything they did before, but I see it as a worthwhile refresh for a band whose sound - while excellent - had become somewhat... See full review
submitted Hyrrokkin - Astrionics. 3 months ago
posted a comment on John Cale - Caribbean Sunset. 3 months ago
According to a few posts I've seen on various forums, the label *did* make Caribbean Sunset and Comes Alive available for download, but both were quickly withdrawn at the request of Cale himself.
submitted Alexis Marshall* - House Of Lull. House Of When. 3 months ago
submitted Exek - Good Thing They Ripped Up The Carpet. 4 months ago
posted a review of Black Midi - Cavalcade. 5 months ago
Odd to have the side lengths so lopsided since moving Diamond Stuff to side B would've made things a lot more even, and the record as a whole is mastered/pressed very quietly even compared to others I have with ~25 minutes per side. Still it sounds... See full review
posted a comment on Secret Machines - Dreaming Of Dreaming. 6 months ago
Likelihood is that the whole run was randomly-coloured - what plants are calling "eco" vinyl these days as it's just whatever pellets they have left over from other pressings. Whoever subbed the release probably just assumed every copy was like theirs... See full review
submitted Q-Radio - Ocarina Park / Echo Back. 6 months ago
submitted Kmartians - No Coupons Required. 7 months ago
posted a review of Black Country, New Road - For The First Time. 8 months ago
Absolutely fantastic debut album from one of my current favourite bands. Sure the studio takes might not be as raw or aggressive as when they're performed live but that doesn't make them any worse - just different. It's like Unknown Pleasures compared... See full review
posted a comment on Jaga Jazzist - Pyramid. 10 months ago
Coloured records don't cost much more to make but can generally be sold for a better profit margin due to higher perceived value, so from a business point of view it makes sense. In terms of audio quality, I've got plenty of records on coloured vinyl... See full review
submitted Poino - Bon Ick Voyeur. 10 months ago
submitted Blurt - Cut It! + Hat / Giant Lizards On High + Fresh Meat For Martyrs. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Anna von Hausswolff - All Thoughts Fly. 12 months ago
Depends where you placed your order I'd suspect. The black & tan pressing was initially made available for pre-order from the Southern Lord bandcamp, with a limited number of copies being made available a while later from their EU webstore. As far as... See full review
posted a comment on Anna von Hausswolff - All Thoughts Fly. about 1 year ago
Vinyl records were never created to be an audiophile listening experience - for the majority of the time they've been around they were just *the way* people listened to music in their homes. Even now that the market for vinyl has shifted, there are... See full review
posted a comment on Anna von Hausswolff - All Thoughts Fly. about 1 year ago
Honestly I don't get all the GZ hate - I own a ton of records pressed by them and in my experience barring one or two from years ago released on tiny indie labels they're all absolutely fine. Yeah sure somewhere like Record Industry or MPO could... See full review
posted a comment on Neu! - Neu!. about 1 year ago
Contrary to the many detractors on here, this is a perfectly good reissue of this great album. The inside of the gatefold isn't that well-scanned but the back and front covers look great, and the record itself is as good as you could ask for - flat,... See full review
submitted Special Interest (2) - The Passion Of. about 1 year ago
submitted And Also The Trees - And Also The Trees. about 1 year ago
submitted June Of 44 - Tropics And Meridians. about 1 year ago
submitted June Of 44 - Engine Takes To The Water. about 1 year ago
submitted Pre (2) - Treasure Trails. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Faust - Faust. about 1 year ago
Could be that it's the UK translucent vinyl/white sleeve version but then vinyl has turned dark red with time/UV exposure or something? I know something similar has happened to some copies of Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads that came on clear... See full review
posted a comment on Echo And The Bunnymen* - Shine So Hard. about 1 year ago
Just bought a copy from the Rhino store myself all these months later, so it's obviously not as in-demand as some sellers on here are hoping!
posted a comment on Various - The Roxy London WC2 (Jan-Apr 77). about 1 year ago
This is still available direct from Rhino - and for considerably less than it seems to be selling for here - so it's probably worth buying it there if you want it.
posted a comment on Joy Division - Closer. about 1 year ago
Pretty sure it's the 2007 remaster - the 40th anniversary version of Unknown Pleasures was too IIRC. Sounds good though - the pressing is really nice and quiet etc.
submitted Fiium Shaarrk - The Great Swimmingpool Of Liberation + Bogan Sunrise. about 1 year ago
submitted Color Club (3) - CMY2K12. about 1 year ago
submitted Mong Tong 夢東* - Mystery 秘神. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on 工工工 = Gong Gong Gong* - 幽靈節奏 = Phantom Rhythm. about 1 year ago
Anyone else's copy a lot clearer than expected? Mine's almost totally transparent but with a small amount of black smoke. I assume it's just a variation in the vinyl mix - not a complaint since it still looks cool - just a heads up for anyone who... See full review
submitted Stephen Mallinder - Pow-Wow. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Horse Lords - Hidden Cities. about 1 year ago
This got reissued today via the Horse Lords bandcamp page. $18 plus shipping (worked out about £27 total to the UK), so don't get scalped here or elsewhere - support the band (and the BLM movement if you buy this weekend) and buy direct from them!
submitted The Cool Greenhouse - The Cool Greenhouse. about 1 year ago
submitted Ike Yard - Ike Yard. about 1 year ago
submitted Deliluh - Beneath The Floors. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Scott Walker - Tilt. about 1 year ago
Same issue with the inner sleeves here, though I have no problems with the audio/pressing on my copy - sounds & plays flawless.
submitted Special Interest (2) - Spiraling. over 2 years ago