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posted a comment on Steven Stapleton and David Tibet - The Threats Of Memories. 3 months ago
Some (like I do) may use the website to keep track of releases "on their way" as part of their collection.
posted a comment on Nurse With Wound - Homotopy To Marie . 5 months ago
Indeed, fantastic reissue, this is how things should be done.
Each of the abrasive noises has impact here by being crystal clear.
posted a comment on Swans - Soundtracks For The Blind. 7 months ago
Not true. The original release cost IS just below USD 70 and it's still available at source:
https://younggodrecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/soundtracks-2018
posted a comment on Erik Truffaz | Murcof - Being Human Being. 7 months ago
Funnily enough, I only realized there was a CD packed in thanks to your comment.
And yes, mine is slightly bent too.
posted a comment on Scott Walker - Scott 4. 9 months ago
Wonderful pressing, if only all reissues were put together with care like this - a good example how it should be done. Not a single pop, very clean looking record in nice hard gatefold sleeve.
posted a comment on Terekke - Improvisational Loops. 10 months ago
I was lucky and mine has 0 pops. Have you cleaned it?
posted a comment on Shinichi Atobe - From The Heart, It's A Start, A Work Of Art. 10 months ago
Not true! One copy was bought by me and I won't sell! ;)
posted a comment on Jóhann Jóhannsson - The Theory Of Everything (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 10 months ago
In my opinion, this pressing is great (or rather, my copy plays without a flaw). Haven't heard the original pressing but this one is as good as it gets. Not a single pop, nice dynamics, quiet passages sound clean, louder ones do not sound distorted at ... See full review
posted a comment on Stars Of The Lid. 10 months ago
Gravitational Pull Vs The Desire For An Aquatic Life was also repressed earlier this spring. Finally!
(I'm hoping Per aspera ad astra will follow.)
posted a comment on David Sylvian - Dead Bees On A Cake. 11 months ago
Wish the "regular" pressing also had the "regular" cover art.. but as long as it's generally available unlike the RSD edition and not plagued with pressing issues, I'll be more than fine with it.
posted a comment on Huerco S. - Untitled. 11 months ago
New 2018 vinyl pressing (edition of 400) is out since April for those interested.
posted a comment on Philip Jeck - Vinyl Coda I-II. 11 months ago
In fact III and IV are actually out as a 2LP release - https://www.discogs.com/Philip-Jeck-Vinyl-Coda-III-IV/release/11536419
posted a comment on Murcof - Martes + Utopía. 12 months ago
Not sure if it's still relevant for you but my copy sounds flawless; no audible surface noise or any defects.
posted a comment on Biosphere - Hilvarenbeek. about 1 year ago
There is a reissue coming on 16th March 2018 on Biophon label.
posted a comment on Conjoint - Earprints. about 1 year ago
I am happy to say my copy sounds awesome! Very clean looking, flat piece of (clear) vinyl. Not even minor defects, visible or audible. So far one of this year's highlights for me.
I haven't heard the original so I can't exactly compare, though.
posted a comment on Roberto Musci - Tower Of Silence. about 1 year ago
My A/B copy arrived quite dirty. This caused lots of small scratches which cause a little bit of surface noise. Bearable but again, quality control needs to get better. Sadly, as you mention, it's becoming "kind of default."
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms. about 1 year ago
Alas, quality control these days - my copy arrived a bit dirty with some paper/glue debris floating around the printed (hence paper, no poly) inner sleeves causing some damage in the process; especially the 2 last tracks are disrupted with a pop on every ... See full review
posted a comment on Time Machines - Time Machines. about 1 year ago
And it's done just like that! There is no mention of Coil on the cover whatsoever.
posted a comment on Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Symphonic Suite Akira. about 1 year ago
I would try to contact the label directly (which does have regular black copies at this moment).
posted a comment on Swans - The Great Annihilator. about 1 year ago
Second that - this is the album which introduced me to Swans and to my joy it finally it got a proper remaster treatment. Fantastic reissue.
posted a comment on The Other People Place - Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café. about 1 year ago
Nothing wrong with my copy bought in Feb 2017 from Boomkat.
posted a comment on Time Machines - Time Machines. about 1 year ago
The authors decided that, period. Simple as that. According to you it's ok to change that now that they cannot do anything about it? You're surely joking, aren't you?
The fact that label is calling it Coil for marketing purposes is clear and ... See full review
posted a comment on David Sylvian - Manafon. about 1 year ago
According to the label it's deleted and never will be repressed. I can't say how much I regret only buying a CD, not vinyl record at the time.
posted a comment on Vangelis - Blade Runner. about 1 year ago
My copy sounds just perfect, I can wholeheartedly recommend this release - very quiet pressing without any audible surface noise. Bass-heavy Tears in the Rain is a good test due to its sound character and it sounds perfect, without distortion. Given ... See full review
posted a comment on John Carpenter - The Fog. about 1 year ago
Very quiet and dynamic pressing, nearly-ear-shattering loud passages do not distort and quiet passages sound fine and detailed, without audible surface noise.
posted a comment on John Carpenter - Lost Themes. about 1 year ago
I can happily confirm - my "obsidian green" (which is in fact green/white haze) copy sounds dead silent, with no audible surface noise even in quiet places. Great music deserves great pressings like this.
posted a comment on Biosphere - Shenzhou. about 1 year ago
Are you sure it's not "intended noise" as the loops were sourced from scratched Debussy records? Have you compared to original CD release? My copy arrived moments ago so I'll be able to compare and revert today/tomorrow.
posted a comment on Joey Beltram - Aonox. about 1 year ago
Indeed the sound can't be any better than this. Fantastic re-issue, no need to hesitate if you're considering getting it.
posted a comment on Fondation - Le Vaisseau Blanc. about 1 year ago
It's out already and sounds very good. It was well worth waiting for this one. One of this year's gems for me.
posted a comment on Félicia Atkinson - Visions / Voices. about 1 year ago
The album says about you that you are a depressing person, wallowing in self-pity.
posted a comment on Various - Mono No Aware. about 1 year ago
Crossing fingers for another reissue, as my green copy arrived damaged and I doubt there will be a chance for replacement, considering 200 copies only.
posted a comment on Nurse With Wound - Soliloquy For Lilith. about 1 year ago
The packaging is actually quite horrible. Once you manage to remove the records from the very tight box, you will hardly be able to squeeze them back without struggle. 1mm more room vertically and half a mm horizontally would fix this.
posted a comment on Collegium Musicum - Konvergencie. about 1 year ago
I'd be grateful if anyone could comment on sound quality of this reissue, please.
posted a comment on Time Machines - Time Machines. about 1 year ago
Definitely worth it. Though I might complain that my copy has side B pressed slightly off-center, with several loud pops on said side. No visible defects. The rest is flawless. Orange EU version. ("Artifacts generated by your listening environment are an ... See full review
posted a comment on Time Machines - Time Machines. about 1 year ago
We all know that. But Coil have released it under Time Machines alias for a purpose. They intended it to differentiate from the rest of their output.
submitted Sand (2) - Golem. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on The Orb - U.F.Orb. about 1 year ago
Having read the positive feedback (thanks folks, appreciated) I bought a copy, alas I was not as lucky as you guys and will be sending it back for replacement. 2nd record is fine, though it required some extensive cleaning from the crappy paper inner ... See full review
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms. about 1 year ago
Actually the reissue got postponed (yet again) to Jan 26th 2018:
http://fsolnews.blogspot.de/2017/11/011117-lifeforms-lp-delayed-but-date.html
posted a comment on The Orb - U.F.Orb. about 1 year ago
Could anyone who bought the reissue please comment on the pressing quality?
posted a comment on Stars Of The Lid. about 1 year ago
Ballasted Orchestra was supposed to be repressed in August (2017) but there is a delay with the pressing, according to the label.
posted a comment on Ennio Morricone - The Big Gundown (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). about 1 year ago
posted a review of Ennio Morricone - The Big Gundown (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). about 1 year ago
Never heard the original pressing but I can lavish praise on the quality and sound of this pressing. Dead quiet clean looking records came in poly lined sleeves. Realistic, nicely drawn out sound stage. Very enjoyable experience, recommended.
Pro-ject ... See full review
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms. about 1 year ago
This - googling "FSOL Lifeforms reissue" became my morning and evening routine last month. I'll be gutted in the event I end up missing it. Kind of hoping for generally available release, not something sold out hours into pre-orders made available.
posted a review of Midori Takada ・ Masahiko Satoh - Lunar Cruise. about 1 year ago
I am very happy with how it sounds, makes my Ortofon 2M Blue come alive and pull out quite credible soundstage; I would love to hear it on a better set of equipment! I can't hear any surface noise at all, very clean copy. Appreciate it came in HDPE ... See full review
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posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms. about 1 year ago
Vinyl reissue is scheduled for November release - test pressings got approved recently. :)
posted a comment on Angelo Badalamenti - Music From Twin Peaks. about 1 year ago
I can confirm what others had to say as well - I did not believe my ears when this started playing. The sound is incredibly clear, one of the most silent vinyl releases I heard.
posted a comment on Andrea Belfi - Ore. about 1 year ago
Bad pressing. Loud pops and distortion in right channel throughout side B - not enjoyable. Replacement copy has the same defect. According to distributor the issue is present across the pressing.
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posted a comment on Aphex Twin. about 1 year ago
Not really - but a pioneer in electronic music born AFTER pioneering electronic music happened..? ;)