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submitted Deniss Pashkevich* | Christian Frank (6) | Claus Kaarsgaard | Carsten Landors - Asta In Madrid. 7 months ago
submitted Deniss Pashkevich* | Christian Frank (6) | Claus Kaarsgaard | Carsten Landors - Asta In Madrid. 7 months ago
submitted The Bad Tones - Is It Good Enough?. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Insides - Euphoria. 12 months ago
Following my own comment from July 4, 2019. Insides have sent me a replacement copy and... Unfortunately it's also not good. The same issue - again an imprinted hair-like scratch, pops all over both sides, and heavy crackle on the last seconds before ... See full review
submitted Hampshire* and Foat* - Saint Lawrence . about 1 year ago
posted a comment on GoGo Penguin - Man Made Object. about 1 year ago
Indeed, the regular editions of the album shall be classified as purely Contemporary Jazz. I just went ahead and corrected all releases (btw, anybody could do just that). And indeed, the deluxe version contains remixes, so Trip-Hop and Future Jazz have ... See full review
posted a comment on Insides - Euphoria. about 1 year ago
Finally my own copy arrived. First I was about to rejoice - as both the mastering and the overall pressing are great (flat and quiet, as findog3103 has mentioned above). Until the needle has met a few small scratches which look like tiny hairs ... See full review
submitted C.R. Gillespie - Séance Works. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Jon Hassell - Aka / Darbari / Java - Magic Realism. about 1 year ago
Imho, it's very hard to find anything (album, artist, music) that sounds similar to Jon Hassell in general and this album in particular. Some artists might have followed Jon's way in regards to trumpet processing (Nils Petter Molvær, Arve Henriksen) - but they never ... See full review
posted a comment on Insides - Euphoria. about 1 year ago
Any reviews on the quality of the pressing? Please share your thoughts, happy (or not) owners!
submitted Yaputhma Sound System - Colocolada. about 1 year ago
submitted Yaputhma Sound System - Space Trip 2 Yaputhma. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Deru - 1979. about 1 year ago
Yeah, I am the owner of the 1st press and was also disappointed with the quality of pressing. Didn't try the repress though. Wish it was available on CD...
posted a comment on Ryuichi Sakamoto + Taylor Deupree - Live. about 1 year ago
Indeed. In recent years, I bought a lot of records with ambient music that either sounded bad from the very beginning, or started to crackle soon (low quality vinyl?). Not this one! Not only the pressing and mastering quality is exceptional, but it even ... See full review
submitted Jon Hassell - The Surgeon Of The Nightsky Restores Dead Things By The Power Of Sound. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation. over 2 years ago
yes, exactly the question I've been asking myself all the time since I bought this CD circa 2000. Before that (in the 90s) I've been caning a cassette copy for years; and as far as my memory tells me, the fizzy thing wasn't there. I didn't care to buy ... See full review
posted a comment on Melanie Velarde - Parcel. over 3 years ago
I presume it should have been the artist's idea to release it in a super-limited edition, and I ought to respect that decision... But it's hard when the music is this good. So part of me screams - it's a crime against humanity :) Repress! Repress!! ... See full review
posted a comment on Kara-Lis Coverdale - Grafts. over 3 years ago
Apparently, the gold one is not. I mean, the pressing could have been good as it sounded ok initially, but just after a few listens my gold copy started crackling all over (cleaning doesn't help). My guess is that the (uncarbonized) PVC is very weak.
posted a comment on Kara-Lis Coverdale - Grafts. over 3 years ago
I wonder if it is the quality of the golden vinyl used for this pressing, but my copy started crackling heavily all the way through after just a few spins, and no repeated attempts to clean it with proffesional-grade ultrasonic washing machine could ... See full review
submitted Gyða Valtýsdóttir - Epicycle. over 3 years ago
submitted Yaputhma Sound System - Rīgas Disco. over 3 years ago
submitted Yaputhma Sound System - Rīgas Disco. over 3 years ago
submitted Yaputhma Sound System - Rīgas Disco. over 3 years ago
submitted Yaputhma Sound System - Thru The Space. over 3 years ago
submitted Greg Fox (2) - The Gradual Progression. over 3 years ago
submitted Yaputhma Sound System - Rigas Disco. over 3 years ago
submitted Человек-На-Луне - Лунные Часы. over 3 years ago
submitted Spinners (12) - Carry Da Gun. over 3 years ago
submitted Yaputhma Sound System - Rīgas Disco. over 3 years ago
submitted Ian William Craig - Durbē. over 3 years ago
submitted Soundwalk Collective - Before Music There Is Blood. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Daughter (2) - His Young Heart. over 3 years ago
Can anyone comment on the quality of pressing? My copy has a few distortions on the loudest moments of Side A, and sibilants in general sound pretty lousy.
submitted Sergey Akhunov - Sketches. over 4 years ago
submitted Sergey Akhunov - Sketches. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun. over 4 years ago
Just received a replacement from HHV - absolutely identical crackles on the same track 2, now even more pronounced. Anyone else having the same issues?
submitted Joe Frawley - How They Met Themselves.. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Brian Eno - Discreet Music. over 4 years ago
...but when performed and recorded, they sound absolutely brilliant :)
submitted Elizabeta Lāce - Mōaigā / Zemesmala / Landside. over 4 years ago
submitted Elizabeta Lāce - Mōaigā / Zemesmala / Landside. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun. over 4 years ago
Hmm, weird, my copy seems dead quiet overall... except for three small blemishes/crackles on track 2, some neglgiible, others more obvious. Not sure it's eligible for a replacement, though still too bad you pay 20 quid for a fresh copy which is not ideal.
posted a comment on Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree. over 4 years ago
Just okay or good? Some commentators here still complain on warps or scuffs.
posted a comment on Doyeq - Never Back. over 4 years ago
Indeed! I'd love to buy it, be it vinyl or CD.
posted a review of Danny Clay - Stills. over 4 years ago
OMG how good is this. Both the concept and the execution. I don't have the book, only the LP - but loving it to the max. Quality pressing, excellent mastering, out of this world music - can't ask for more anyway.
posted a comment on Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Loin Des Hommes. over 4 years ago
Seems like a (bad) trend. Also got crappy bitrates, like 192, coming recently with some vinyl. Utterly ridiculous. Is this to make us reminisce about 1996 or what?
posted a comment on Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal. over 4 years ago
How is the quality of the press? MPO seems to be awful, see my comment above.
posted a comment on Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal. over 4 years ago
MPO press seems to be terrible quality. I'm returning the second copy already. Both had similar artifacts: continuous rustle in the right channel on a few first tracks on Side A, especially obvious throughout Ascension. Plus excentricity.

Anybody else ... See full review
over 4 years ago
posted a review of Floating Points - Elaenia. over 4 years ago
The album itself is incredible - composition, production, mastering, sound and everything. Totally agree that it's one of the very best of 2015. I just want to add some comments regarding the 2016 Pluto repress. I bought it from HHV and had to return it ... See full review
posted a comment on Low - Things We Lost In The Fire. over 4 years ago
Totally agree, with the sole excepton for Dinosaur Act which I love unconditionally - just like every other track on the record :)
posted a comment on Low - Things We Lost In The Fire. over 4 years ago
Good question. Same for me - brand new from HHV.de, etching present, terrible pressing quality. So I wonder, is it one of the represses or the original run? No idea.