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posted a comment on Under Review. 11 days ago
Infamous grey-market imprint that used to make cheapie low-effort exploitation docs of cult musicians that somehow managed to deeply penetrate the music video retail environment of the mid-oughts. The docs used publicly available copyrighted footage ... See full review
submitted Wylde Ratttz - Wylde Ratttz. 27 days ago
submitted Golden Retriever (2) and Chuck Johnson - Rain Shadow. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Emeralds (2) - Live II. 2 months ago
Track 1 on the original "Emeralds Live" CDr is repeated in full as Track 5 on Live II but with what sounds like new mastering (there's ping-ponging, stereo, spatialization etc that isn't really in evidence on the original mix) and Live II opens with a ... See full review
posted a comment on Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One. 2 months ago
It goes largely unrecognized that "Spec Bebop" is built around a loop of the Stones' "Yesterday's Papers"
submitted anazgnos - The Sound of Everything. 2 months ago
submitted White Heaven - Out. 5 months ago
posted a comment on Sensation's Fix* - Sensation's Fix. 6 months ago
Can't speak to the original but the 2010 digital remaster does sound markedly muddy. I just figured it was 'how it sounded' since these were supposedly unfinished demos not intended for wide release
posted a comment on Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads. 6 months ago
I always thought they cut out the intro to "Crosseyed and Painless" on the 2004 reissue for timing reasons, but the first disc on the reissue runs 78 minutes, the second around 77, and the intro section in question is just about a minute long, so there's ... See full review
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submitted Dump - Blown Dunks. 7 months ago
posted a comment on Dump - Blown Dunks. 7 months ago
A10 "Return" is a remake of "Return to Dump" originally released on A Plea For Tenderness
submitted Ex Hex - It's Real / What Kind Of Monster Are You. 7 months ago
posted a comment on Unwound. 9 months ago
The broader policy issue would be best addressed in the forum
submitted Sigh Of Relief (2) - Injection. 9 months ago
posted a comment on The Velvet Underground - The Verve/MGM Albums. 11 months ago
The closet mix is the source for the mono folddown in this box. Note the presence of the alternate take of "Some Kinda Love" with no Sterling rhythm guitar at all and a different vocal take than the Valentin.
posted a comment on The Velvet Underground - The Verve/MGM Albums. 11 months ago
The 3rd LP is a mono folddown of the Closet Mix, not the Valentin. As it is mono, stereo positioning cannot be considered a distinguishing characteristic. The closet mix, as does the mono mix in this box set, features an alternate take of "Some Kinda ... See full review
posted a comment on Ash Ra Tempel - Schwingungen. about 1 year ago
Bootleg pressing, nice looking sleeve, sounds pretty good until last half of side 2 when it gets really noisy (noise is in the grooves/cut, not surface noise/dirt)
submitted The Ziggens - Rusty Never Sleeps. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Radiohead - Minidiscs (Hacked). about 1 year ago
cue sheets for splitting and/or indexing the official files: http://www.on-a-friday.com/MiniDiscs-Hacked/
submitted Chris Brokaw - End Of The Night. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Frank Black - Teenager Of The Year. about 1 year ago
I think this pressing sounds really good. Flat and generally well-centered, no sibilance or distortion or noise that I noticed. As I understand it, this album was mixed ADD in 1994 and all releases are going to come from that digital mixdown, as such I ... See full review
posted a comment on Frank Black - Teenager Of The Year. about 1 year ago
I think this album was only ever digitally mixed to DAT and never mixed in AAA. All sources old/new, CD/LP whatever come from that DAT source. The original vinyl release was definitely not an all-analog mix and mastering chain.
submitted Various - Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Frank Black - Teenager Of The Year. about 1 year ago
I am fairly certain this album was mixed straight to DAT at 16/48 or lower in 1994, and no higher res or pure analog mix exists. I have a 24/96 vinyl rip of the OG pressing that shows no particular signal above the 20-21khz range and IMO sounds ... See full review
submitted Ex Hex - It's Real. about 1 year ago
submitted Mary Timony Band* - The Shapes We Make. about 1 year ago
submitted David Last - 88-99. about 1 year ago
submitted Sonic Youth - ABC Glasgow August 2007 Daydream Nation. about 1 year ago
submitted Sonic Youth - Berlin, Germany • Columbiahalle • October 21, 2009. about 1 year ago
submitted Sonic Youth - Chicago, IL • Cabaret Metro • November 5, 1988. about 1 year ago
submitted Sonic Youth - New York, NY • CBGB • December 13, 1988. about 1 year ago
submitted Sonic Youth - Los Angeles, CA • Veterans Wadsworth Theatre • May 28, 1998. about 1 year ago
submitted Sonic Youth - Irvine, CA • Crawford Hall • November 3, 1990. about 1 year ago
submitted Sonic Youth - Chicago, IL • Cabaret Metro • August 17, 2002. about 1 year ago
submitted Sonic Youth - Brooklyn, NY • Williamsburg Waterfront • August 12, 2011. about 1 year ago
submitted Various - 環境音楽 = Kankyō Ongaku (Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980 - 1990). about 1 year ago
submitted Wapiti (3) - Gifts from the Storm. about 1 year ago
submitted Kinski - Accustomed To Your Face. about 1 year ago
submitted Steve Hauschildt - Dissolvi. about 1 year ago
submitted Jim O'Rourke - Steamroom 40. over 2 years ago
submitted Jim O'Rourke - Sleep Like It's Winter. over 2 years ago
submitted 高田渡* - 汽車が田舎を通るそのとき 高田渡フォーク・アルバム. over 2 years ago
submitted ザ・ディランII* - きのうの思い出に別れをつげるんだもの . over 2 years ago
posted a comment on David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence. over 2 years ago
Sold my Scorpio/180g Axelrod LPs in advance of this reissue series and I'm very happy with this pressing. Gave it a vacuum clean and a poly inner, it sounds perfect.
submitted Eiko Ishibashi Trio - 6 Feet Under. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything. over 2 years ago
They have different inscriptions so for whatever that signfies they're not identical cuts. Basically there are now three cuts in circulation, two of which are 'official' and two of which are known to be by Magee, and neither of those groups fully ... See full review
submitted Depart No Kaijin - GUNGUN DONDON. over 2 years ago
submitted Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Moondog (2) - The Story Of Moondog. over 2 years ago
For some reason it seems like all current vinyl reissues of this album leave off "Organ Rounds", the final track.