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posted a review of New Order - Temptation. 7 days ago
Have looked at this and a replacement, and this release unfortunately has QC issues, like most new pressings. Non-fill and stitching on both sides of both discs. Not super apparent on my system, but I can still hear it a little bit, YMMV (buyer beware ... See full review
posted a comment on Fernando Falcão - Memória Das Águas. 2 months ago
GeeDuff
Do you have more info on which label is reissuing this?

https://www.discogs.com/label/1280520-Selva-Discos
posted a comment on Fernando Falcão - Memória Das Águas. 2 months ago
Confirmed that this appears to be a label with good tastes, putting out a small handful of interesting, desirable releases, and is an affiliate label of Optimo, which, in my opinion, is also a label with good tastes.
posted a comment on Michael Hoenig - The Blob (Original 1988 Motion Picture Soundtrack). 2 months ago
giantreptile
I call false advertising: this soundtrack is mostly orchestral, even though they are marketing as "synth-driven" etc. It sounds the furthest thing from their hints at kosmische. Don't take the bait, try before you buy.

A ... See full review
posted a comment on Flying Lotus - Flamagra. 2 months ago
mcalnd
An extra £10 for a pop up sleeve. Warp Records are on crack, please don't buy it, there is no extra music on it.

Do you mean this release? https://www.discogs.com/Flying-Lotus-Flamagra/release/13658119
posted a review of Heimat - Heimat . 3 months ago
Highly recommended if you are into any of the “style”s associated with this release, and chanted/droned vocals. I picked this up on the strength of a few seconds of sampling and the cover art. Sounds kind of like if Nico fronted an early 80s ... See full review
posted a review of Takaaki Itoh - Killing All Anarchists. 3 months ago
Excellent 12". Each track is fantastic. Immaculate pressing.

My only gripe is that side A is cut at 33 instead of 45 (like the original). Sounds plenty loud regardless.

posted a comment on Harry Hosono And The Yellow Magic Band* - Paraiso. 4 months ago
Avoid paying $60+ on this!

There is a new Japanese import repress of this album (different remastering and pressing) available for pre-order on LITA’s website right now. $45, or $40 if you buy Philharmony with it.
posted a comment on Haruomi Hosono - Philharmony. 4 months ago
There is a new Japanese import repress of this album (different remastering and pressing) available for pre-order on LITA’s website right now. $45, or $40 if you buy Paraiso with it.
posted a comment on Haruomi Hosono - Philharmony. 4 months ago
Japanese music licenses are expensive.

There is a new Japanese import repress of this album (different remastering and pressing) available for pre-order on LITA’s website right now. $45, or $40 if you buy Paraiso with it.
posted a review of Paul McCartney - McCartney II. 4 months ago
Another poor Optimal pressing. Both copies I saw had variable degrees of non-fill/cold-fill on at least 3 of 4 sides.

A great collection if you’re into weird early 80s experimental synth pop (esp. if you like the sound of “temp secretary”, bogey and ... See full review
posted a review of Unknown Artist - Salm: Gaelic Psalms From The Hebrides Of Scotland Volume One. 4 months ago
Beautiful, amazing recording. Terrible pressing. I saw 3 different copies, all had significant non-fill/cold-fill, visible and audible. A real shame, because there isn’t another physical format in print and this is really a remarkable recording. I’d ... See full review
posted a comment on Rupa - Disco Jazz. 4 months ago
[quote=Ccannon1023] Several loud pops (double checked, it is not my stylus/cartridge) during the soft opening of Ayee Morshume Be-Reham Duniya, and several more through the whole A side which are loud enough to make it over the high volume parts of the ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - 環境音楽 = Kankyō Ongaku (Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980 - 1990). 5 months ago
I emailed LITA and they told me that they won’t be repressing this. Is there info somewhere about a repress?
posted a comment on The Cramps - Bad Music For Bad People. 5 months ago
Can anyone compare this to the previous reissue? Pressing quality and sound quality alright? Glad to see this issued in a more affordable, standard weight while still being pressed at a reputable plant.
posted a review of Beck - Sea Change. 6 months ago
I know this thing is pressed at Pallas, but in the two copies I’ve seen, both have audible non-fill on a couple of sides. It’s not the worst I’ve seen, but not as good as you’d expect that you could expect from Pallas. Sound quality is fine apart from ... See full review
posted a comment on Haruomi Hosono - Omni Sight Seeing. 6 months ago
tristandahn
My copy of this is perfect all around, so it seems like an issue not with the run, but just the copy you received. In my experience, LITA is usually really good about resolving stuff like that, I'd email them.

2nd. They have ... See full review
posted a comment on Haruomi Hosono - Omni Sight Seeing. 6 months ago
LITA has some stock they must have found behind the fridge or something, because it’s available again on their website.

I would be surprised if they repressed this one, Philharmony, or Paraiso because of licensing costs (Sony).
posted a comment on Lou Reed - Transformer. 6 months ago
I hate to dump on this pressing, because you won't find a better copy new and I do appreciate what Speakers Corner is doing, but the two copies I've seen have had audible stitching and non-fill. It isn't the worst I've seen or heard, but it is ... See full review
posted a comment on Robert Hood - Internal Empire. 6 months ago
Is this actually recut at 33 instead of 45? If so, anyone know why?
posted a review of Beach House - 7. 6 months ago
Saw 3 or 4 copies of this. Each one had non-fill or stitching (RTI fumbling its QC), so they’re intermitteny noisy on top of having a very narrow dynamic range due to cramming 48 minutes into two sides. Gave up and passed on this, sounds significantly ... See full review
posted a comment on Angelo Badalamenti - Music From Twin Peaks. 6 months ago
kyle15
Clean it and if that doesn't resolve the noise ask to exchange it for another copy.

2nd. Its pressed at Record Industry, so while there may be some discs with defects out there you should be able to net a clean one. Mine is ... See full review
posted a comment on Fripp & Eno - Evening Star. 6 months ago
damien.mcgrane
Does anyone possibly have any album recommendations similar to this?

This may sound obvious, but it seems completely underrated and overlooked: Fripp’s “God Save the Queen”, “Side A” for sure.
“Side One” gets more beat-y; ... See full review
posted a review of Fred And The Jupiter Gypsies - Who Will Close Pandora's Box?. 6 months ago
If you listened to the A side and were to guess at what the B sounded like, it would sound like the exact inverse of what you would have guessed, except maybe using all of the same instruments as used on the A.

The B spends maybe a solid minute or two ... See full review
posted a comment on XTC - Apple Venus Volume 1. 6 months ago
I hate to be THAT GUY but for 50 minutes of music this one really should have been split across 4 sides.
I'll wait for whenever they do this for the 30th anniversary or can afford the original.
posted a comment on Sun Ra - Singles Volume 2: The Definitive 45s Collection 1962-1991 . 7 months ago
Anyone on the pressing quality? I've had poor experiences with Pallas pressings the past couple of years.
posted a comment on Experimedia. 7 months ago
Merowinger_86
What happened? Website and Bandcamp are both gone.The label just disappeared!

They had a huge sale (a fire sale, by the look of it), this past winter. All of their media accounts (youtube, soundcloud, twitter) have been ... See full review
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posted a comment on Brian Eno - Before And After Science. 7 months ago
Having an OG copy of this one, I’d actually say having 2 discs would definitely help the sound quality (I don’t have this 2x version, but I do have several of the other Eno 2x reissues), if that is a consideration you’re making when purchasing physical ... See full review
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posted a comment on Brian Eno - Ambient 4 (On Land). 7 months ago
[quote=carlosrmanuel] Not commenting on the LP, as I have not yet bought it... still searching for pressing comments (too many problems with Japan and Brian Eno reissues). But I really would like to point out your comment about 'tolerance for returning ... See full review
posted a review of Brian Eno - Music For Films. 7 months ago
Have gone through 3 copies now, all had non-fill. I did receive 2 copies where the first disc did not have non-fill, but we’re pressed off-center and clicked through significant passages with each rotation.

The mastering is phenomenal. It is a real ... See full review
posted a comment on This Mortal Coil - It'll End In Tears. 7 months ago
nathaniel_bradley
Does anybody know why, exactly, this is considered a "deluxe" reissue?

I believe its just the packaging. Gatefold, printing seems pretty quality.
posted a review of This Mortal Coil - It'll End In Tears. 7 months ago
Non-fill on my side A. Mostly light, but audible, and on every track.
Very disappointed, I have usually had good luck from MPO pressings. Trying for a replacement now.

Disc is clean aside from this, no warps etc.
Mastering sounds good to my ears.
posted a review of We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records. 7 months ago
I have seen roughly 12x discs over 3 different releases of theirs (2017-2018) and 10x of those 12x discs have had audible manufacturing ... See full review
posted a review of Mkwaju Ensemble - Mkwaju. 7 months ago
Mastering sounds great. However, there are pressing defects on my copy, like on every single disc I've received from WRWTFWW's recent Midori Takada reissues (3x copies of "Through the Looking Glass" 2xLP, 4 or 5 copies of "Lunar Cruise", though I did ... See full review
posted a review of The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead. 8 months ago
Have seen two copies of this now (ten discs in total), each disc has had pressing defects (except one disc of the ten). Non-fill/cold-fill on pretty much every side. Light in some places, heavier in others, but very consistent. Buyer beware, you are ... See full review
posted a review of Optimal Media GmbH. 8 months ago
I probably own 40-45 or so records this plant has pressed, probably at least half (20 or so) of those I own have manufacturing defects, and probably a third of those (6 or 7) I've had multiple copies with similar pressing issues.

Primarily: ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Paypal - Buy Now. 8 months ago
2018 AND TE PPL STILL WANT REPRESS

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please please
posted a comment on Demdike Stare - Passion. 8 months ago
narkotic
If anyone wants to sell this let me know. I missed out. Not looking to flip. HMU.

You might luck out if you order from forced exposure.

https://forcedexposure.com/Catalog/demdike-stare-passion-2lp/LOVE.111LP.html

I just ... See full review
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posted a comment on Third Man Pressing. 8 months ago
notec
Third Man Pressing are low quality pressings done on the cheap with little or no quality control. if i have any in our collection it is by mistake as they are not represented on the outer covers

Are you talking about pressings ... See full review
posted a comment on The Sisters Of Mercy - Vision Thing. 9 months ago
[quote=guetig-gerechtig] Hopefully last of the unimaginative, stupid, boring vinyl box sets. No new alternate versions, not even the ones of the new CD versions, no session recordings, no live recordings, not even the recording of "Wake". If doing boring ... See full review
posted a review of Quasimoto - The Unseen. 9 months ago
Rampant non-fill/cold-fill/stitching all throughout sides A,B, and D. The pressing quality you’d expect from a Stones Throw/Fat Beats/Rainbo production. Took a chance and got exactly what I figured I’d get. Very disappointing treatment of a classic.
posted a review of Torres (2) - Three Futures. 9 months ago
Pressing: High noise floor. Sparkly gold vinyl is pretty but very noisy, particularly where-ever the sparkles have settled in waves. Unfortunate that this "limited" version never sold out and made it to a black pressing, as far as I can tell.

Music: ... See full review
posted a comment on Wire - 154. 9 months ago
[quote=patientot] Not warped quite as bad as my copy of the new Chairs Missing reissue but not flat either. Some surface noise here and there where it shouldn't be. Pass on this unless you can buy it from some place that has 100% no questions asked ... See full review
posted a comment on Suburban Lawns - Suburban Lawns. 10 months ago
dequino67
Who the hell are you to judge someone's choice of art?

Its a sad thing to admit, but if they had used the back cover as the front this definitely would have sold more copies at its time of release (striking b&w image of ... See full review