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posted a comment on Tina Brooks - Minor Move. 10 days ago
I know audiophiles can and often do resort to some awkward practices in order to measure/enhance/justify their gear and the shear amount of money they might have spent on it, but good grief, literally never changing the volume ever?! That's about the ... See full review
posted a comment on Lee Morgan - Cornbread. 10 days ago
These Tone Poet releases are absolutely mesmerizing to listen to. Completely addicting listening experience. It's like drugs but healthier!
posted a review of Massive Attack - Heligoland. over 2 years ago
This reissue is very impressive. Exceptional packaging, thick art book, and a pressing that is deep and rich and smooth as a 12 Year Bourbon, all make for a stunning release. I had a couple spots of tack glue on the inside sleeves but they were easily ... See full review
posted a comment on The Cure - Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018. over 2 years ago
7,000 copies out there, don't let the gougers win. Let them rot on these prices!
posted a comment on Radiohead - OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017. over 3 years ago
My copy sounds big and dynamic and lively through analytical yet highly musical planar magnetic headphones. Quite pleased with this release's excellent packaging as well.
posted a comment on Com Truise - Iteration. over 3 years ago
Received mine today. Nice packaging, lovely pink/white split. Surprised to see a move away from Seth's normal 45rpm, but sound quality hardly suffers as a result; bold, dynamic sound despite a more chilled out vibe to the album. Overall, Iteration in ... See full review
posted a comment on Shigeto - Detroit Part II. over 3 years ago
Good tracks digging deeper into Shigeto's jazz background. Good sound, nice packaging, great release!
posted a comment on Dmitri Shostakovich - Mstislav Rostropovich - Cello Concerto No. 2. over 3 years ago
I agree with the other reviewers on the listening experience. For a picture disc release, and considering the date and supposed source of the material, the sound quality is decently spacious and well-mannered. The expected background noise is there but ... See full review
posted a comment on Russian Circles - Guidance. over 4 years ago
No download card with this? My copy was lacking one at any rate.
posted a comment on Toby Fox - Undertale Soundtrack. over 4 years ago
All you folks need this on wax? Inquire ye within...
posted a comment on 2814 - Rain Temple. over 4 years ago
Every now and then, I just have to say that digital is just fine. Eff scalpers forever. They have ruined this band's records.
posted a comment on Radiohead - Burn The Witch / Spectre. over 4 years ago
Local, independent record stores, and the beautiful friendships that form there, are a better path towards the enlightenment these two tracks bring than inflated 'net-sharks ever could. Big ups to Ranch Records in Bend.
posted a comment on Massive Attack - Mezzanine. over 5 years ago
Is it possible your Numark killed the records? Scratched and wore them out?
posted a review of Floating Points - Elaenia. over 5 years ago
Yup, I'm agreeing whole-heartedly with the other reviewer here. The packaging is so unassuming until you open it. Then you realize the care that went into everything, from the photo on the inside of the sleeve, the detailed liner notes, to the inner bag ... See full review
posted a comment on Floating Points - Elaenia. over 5 years ago
Ah yes. Never has the ending of a record been my favorite part. Brilliant build up.
posted a comment on Radiohead - Spectre. over 5 years ago
To think that this beautiful song could have been the Bond theme song instead of that tripe from Sam Smith is kind of infuriating. Thanks, Radiohead!
posted a comment on Sasquatch (12) - No Sweat. over 5 years ago
Really fantastic record with fine packaging. Sound on blue vinyl is good as well.
posted a comment on Shigeto - Intermission. over 5 years ago
My copy is very slightly noisy, but only at very high volumes. I have found it to be quite nice sounding in general.
posted a comment on Four Tet - Pause. over 5 years ago
This pressing sounds so richly phenomenal!
posted a comment on Death (8) - ...For The Whole World To See. over 5 years ago
I feel that this is a very important album. Plus, it sounds great on vinyl. Great release!
posted a comment on The Sword - High Country. over 5 years ago
Can anyone confirm if this barcode is absolutely limited to this release? I don't see it used on any other variation, but my record store has a copy in stock, which doesn't seem right based on the apparent way this variant was released.
posted a comment on Battles - Dross Glop 2. over 5 years ago
Too much of a good thing!
posted a comment on Tycho (3) - Past Is Prologue (Sampler). over 5 years ago
That is because Tycho's friend, Dusty Brown, is freakin' amazing! :)
posted a comment on Four Tet - Morning / Evening. over 5 years ago
This is special music. Bravo!
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posted a comment on Portishead - Dummy. over 5 years ago
Your review totally works for me. :)
posted a comment on El Ten Eleven - Transitions. over 5 years ago
Hooray for a repress of this fabulous album!
posted a comment on Dettinger - Intershop. over 5 years ago
This was a gem of a discovery, recommended by my local record shop based on my love of The Field. Much more than just minimalist drone, this has rich textures and is sonically engaging. I didn't get much this RSD, but I definitely picked this one up!
posted a comment on Amon Tobin - Dark Jovian. over 5 years ago
The US allotment of RSD copies was delayed and will be released on the 5th, but this is not a 'wider' release per se.
posted a comment on Clap! Clap! - Tayi Bebba. over 5 years ago
This album is a sonic revelation, easily a favorite of 2014. Hard to find now, even after the repress, but is very worth it.
posted a review of Johnny Cash - Koncert V Praze (In Prague Live). over 5 years ago
Very good, clean sound on this pressing. Johnny's incredible voice is strong and carries well, and the supporting musicians have a good presence. Great release!
posted a comment on Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.. over 5 years ago
I agree with your review whole-heartedly. What strikes me as funny, though, is that I still like Insurgentes better. It had a more striking impact on me upon my initial listening sessions, one that lingers still to this day. And now, having recently ... See full review
posted a comment on Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - The Howl Sessions. over 5 years ago
Just bought a clean-looking used copy today, and yeah, it's a bit noisy. Overall sound is good, though.
posted a comment on Sigur Rós - Valtari. over 5 years ago
My US copy is very noisy. Overall sound is very good, but lots of pops and crackles even after cleaning. And indeed, a groove at the end of Side B is locked.
posted a comment on Various - Hohokum Soundtrack. over 5 years ago
My copy was pretty dirty, but after some basic cleaning, I thought it was decently quiet. Beyond that, the overall sound was good to my ears.
posted a comment on Shigeto - No Better Time Than Now. over 5 years ago
Side B in the runout plays tracks from Side A, and vice-versa for Side A in the runout on my copy.
posted a comment on Yo La Tengo - Extra Painful. over 5 years ago
Bought a sealed copy that was missing the YLT Gazette and the download card. Any reports of this occurrence?
posted a comment on Deafheaven - Sunbather. over 6 years ago
Curious why this 'fourth pressing' entry exists when there is no discernible difference between it and the 'second pressing' entry. It is made even weirder because there isn't even an entry for a third pressing! Perhaps all of these pink/yellow ... See full review
posted a comment on Deafheaven - Sunbather. over 6 years ago
Redundant comment from pre-merged release omitted.
posted a comment on Steven Wilson - Insurgentes. over 6 years ago
Still my favorite solo album by Steven Wilson, this LP is a must-have simply for the ridiculously excellent 'Mexico' variation of Insurgentes. The other vinyl-only tracks are great as well.
posted a comment on The Flaming Lips - iTunes Originals - The Flaming Lips. over 6 years ago
This cover of War Pigs is mental! I love it.
posted a comment on The Flaming Lips - With A Little Help From My Fwends. over 6 years ago
I see folks selling these mentioning that they slit the plastic wrap just to check the color, but I see no listing on Discogs for a black version. Does such a thing exist, or are they all orange?

Despite many people not liking what the Lips did to ... See full review
posted a comment on Lusine* - The Waiting Room. over 6 years ago
You will be delighted to know that 'February' was the one track from this entire album I put into my cherished (and much listened to!) 'Starred' playlist in Spotify. I totally dig the rising/repeating textures that fade in and out, carrying my ears on a ... See full review
posted a comment on Depeche Mode - Live In Berlin (A Film By Anton Corbijn). over 6 years ago
Truly killer review, TIM. Appreciate the dissection of the actual content of this set. And, your last paragraph absolutely nailed it about the band; their continued existence and relevance as a band, in spite of all the ways the musical world changed ... See full review
posted a comment on Clap! Clap! - Tayi Bebba. over 6 years ago
Did some following up: According to Black Acre's Facebook page, a repress is indeed coming!

EDIT: As of mid-January, has additional stock shipping.
posted a comment on Clap! Clap! - Tayi Bebba. over 6 years ago
Bleep is showing Pre-Order status--you thinking that means repress? I sure hope so.
posted a comment on Jacaszek - Glimmer. over 6 years ago
Can any of you owners of this album comment on how good the vinyl sounds? There is much texture and detail in this recording, and I am hoping that transfers well to the vinyl.
posted a comment on Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes. over 6 years ago
Am I really reading this correctly that people are paying super top dollar for a first 'pressing' of the EXACT SAME ALBUM?! I have been warned of vinyl snobbery upon my venture into the world of analogue listening, but this is ridiculous. I will wait ... See full review
posted a comment on Shigeto - Full Circle. over 6 years ago
Hard to say. Ghostly's info page makes no mention of quantity produced. It's been sold out for a long time, though!
posted a comment on Dusty Brown - This City Is Killing Me EP. over 6 years ago
Dusty Brown's music is excellent and immersive, with tons of great textures and gorgeous singing. I genuinely wish these guys did more stuff!