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^^^interesting, apparently it's not just for your grandparents anymore

omar little, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

brown is the new white

ice crӕm, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

They've been running stories like this for a couple of years now. I don't doubt the numbers but at a time when I'm trying to get *rid* of things in bulk seeing the rush for this is a bit head-shaking.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

What about the seldom mentioned cassette revival?

Z S, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

what's the vegas over/under on how many more years we'll keep reading this same story over and over: 4? 5?

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

ORG Records?

CharlieNo4, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

Olson's doorbell is chiming more frequently these days. Since starting vinyl-only label ORG in December 2006 in Olson's kitchen, the label is bursting at the seams. "By the end of the year, we will have gone from making zero money to projecting that we will gross over $1 million," said Olson, who nevertheless has kept his day job as senior vice president of A&R at Universal Music Publishing Group.

The label, which primarily licenses material from Universal Music Group, ....

yeah, funny that!

Mark G, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

(A traditional LP is pressed on 120-gram weight vinyl, whereas many labels produce special packages using 180-gram vinyl, which gives a fuller, richer sound.)

I was talking to some guys the other day and posed the question: which would you rather have, heavier vinyl or deeper grooves? Everyone seemed to agree that weight of vinyl by itself doesn't guarantee better sound, quite a bit can be dependent on mastering etc. Let's blah blah blah blahlhhh

ian, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

This summer, ORG will release a four-vinyl-LP, 10th-anniversary edition of Beck's "Odelay." The original CD booklet will be re-created for the 180-gram special package, which will carry a suggested retail list price of $60.

Any takers?

ian, Monday, 18 August 2008 16:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't even steal it

Edward III, Monday, 18 August 2008 16:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

I was talking to some guys the other day and posed the question: which would you rather have, heavier vinyl or deeper grooves? Everyone seemed to agree that weight of vinyl by itself doesn't guarantee better sound, quite a bit can be dependent on mastering etc

it depends how much music is on there. the shorter the tracks, the deeper the grooves, the higher the fidelity. heavier vinyl allows for deeper grooves, but everything depends on how much actual music you're trying to cram on a given side of vinyl.

Shakey Mo Collier, Monday, 18 August 2008 16:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

Didn't Odelay come out 12 years ago?

DJ Mencap, Monday, 18 August 2008 16:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

i <3 deep grooves hav u guys ever heard jamiroquai

ice crӕm, Monday, 18 August 2008 16:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

re: Odelay, forget the date, why on earth is it four LPs?

Doctor Casino, Monday, 18 August 2008 17:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

in order to accomodate the grooves

contenderizer, Monday, 18 August 2008 17:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

The resurgence is having a snowball effect. At Record Technology Inc., a once-beleaguered pressing plant in Camarillo, owner Don MacInnis said that "business is the best it's been in 20 years."

When vinyl started its rebirth, RTI operated on banker's hours -- five days a week, eight hours a day. Now, "we're running 16 hours a day, six days a week," MacInnis said. And he's turning away clients. RTI's average pressing per title over the last few years has doubled to 3,000 units, with orders frequently topping 10,000 copies.

this is good news no matter how many crappy major label records get the vinyl reissue treatment.

sleeve, Monday, 18 August 2008 17:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

^this

Edward III, Monday, 18 August 2008 17:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

RTI does that matador HQ vinyl stuff right? they press GREAT vinyl.

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 18 August 2008 17:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

Don't worry, Vinyl Surplus, us ugglos still come in too.

I eat cannibals, Monday, 18 August 2008 17:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

Amoeba Music in Hollywood sells about 2,000 vinyl LPs a day

I wonder how many of those are used. 50% or more, I'd bet.

Romeo Jones, Monday, 18 August 2008 18:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

probably more like 75 i bet

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 18 August 2008 18:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

also yeah ugly ppl have kept vinyl in business. don't diss your core audience.

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 18 August 2008 18:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

amoeba records makes way more $$$ on used than new vinyl so they're probably very ok with that.

Steve Shasta, Monday, 18 August 2008 18:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

<S>amoeba records</S>most record stores makes way more $$$ on used than new vinyl so they're probably very ok with that.

-- Steve Shasta, Monday, 18 August 2008 18:30 (4 hours ago) Link

^^^ fixed. it's a simple matter of mark-up; newbury comics makes way more money on used CDs than they do on new CDs, by the same token.

ian, Monday, 18 August 2008 23:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the author here seems a bit clueless re: the real economics behind record stores ... but so do the Major Labels:

Next month, Capitol/EMI will launch "From the Capitol Vaults," with the release of 13 titles on vinyl, including Radiohead's "OK Computer" and Steve Miller Band's "Greatest Hits 1974-1978."

Romeo Jones, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 01:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I wonder how long it will take major labels to realize that the way to exploit the vinyl market is NOT with high priced "collectors items" but with desirable catalog titles that command high prices in the aftermarket.

ian, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 01:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

They would respond but they are two busy with the burnt orange colored vinyl for the Gavin Rossdale solo album.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 01:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

Daily Swarm today:

Best Buy 'considering devoting eight square feet of merchandising space in all of its 1,020 stores solely to vinyl'...
http://www.nypost.com/seven/04272009/business/best_buy_turning_the_tables_with_vinyl_166384.htm

Three New Vinyl Shops Open in Los Angeles...
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-et-vinyl26-2009apr26,0,1957135,full.story

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

As a CD-buyer for 18 years, I'm having a collector nerd crisis whether I should jump on this trend or not

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

ditto what Whiney said

just being playful and friendly (some dude), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

i don't buy too many records and haven't bought a new record in a long while. it's mainly old jazz/blues comps that I end up purchasing. But if every new record came with a download coupon and I invested in a decent turntable (mine is kinda crappy) I can see buying the record instead of the CD.

tylerw, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

eventually, i want to sell some new vinyl at my soon-to-open store. i'm scared of the money involved though. i'll start small. i was thinking of being genre specific. JUST selling psych reissues or something...

i'll have to see what people are into around here. lotsa freekfolkers in western mass though. and not a lot of competition for new vinyl. so the psych thing might work.

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

every record does have a download coupon, it's called "(artist name) + (album name) + mediafire or megaupload or sharebee etc"

~*GAME 2 SNYPA*~ (omar little), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Especially since record companies are sending less physical copies of records in the mail every year. I've been going to the record store and picking up CDs I really like (I didn't get physical promos for Springsteen, Bat For Lashes or Doom)...

--But should I be getting vinyl copies of these albums instead?
--Is the ease of 320k or 192k rips ANY TIME I NEED THEM for all eternity better or worse than having something that looks better and (hypothetically) sounds better?
--Should I take into consideration how easy it it to scratch/warp/fuck up a piece of vinyl, ruining it forever, as opposed to a CD that pretty much will play as long as you don't put them in your backpack without a case like a see kids do on the subway?
--What about my CD shelves when I have four spines of a group, but then have to go to my record collection for the fifth record?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

omar, living on downloads alone is essentially saying "I don't care about data backup"

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

from that l.a. link, origami records is "okay". they just have run of the mill mainstream indie vinyl right now, i hope they expand into used lps and other genres. vacation is pretty dope, lots of metal, experimental, and psych.

more interested in this astonishing-sounding place, tbh:

http://www.foodgps.com/more-info-on-territory-bbq-and-records/

~*GAME 2 SNYPA*~ (omar little), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh i never live on downloads, i usually DL just to see if i want to get something in a physical copy. or if it's something that is long out of print.

~*GAME 2 SNYPA*~ (omar little), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

CDs are the new vinyl. Scored 10 amazing CDs for $5.
This sealed Chris Gaines CD will pay for the whole lot in five years I reckon, so it's like I got them for free.
Haven't seen vinyl go for such firesale prices since a few years back getting the Rush back catalog for 10cents an album.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I've been getting crazy CDs off Amazon. You can pretty much have any Madonna record released after 1988 for a penny.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

CDs are the new vinyl. Scored 10 amazing CDs for $5

So been having fun with this at Amoeba's clearance section as well.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

dollar dvds at thrift stores too. i love that. you can't give the stuff away.

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

i think my favorite thing about the whole vinyl market right now is that it makes my goal of someday releasing an album and actually pressing it on vinyl seem like way less of an unfeasible pipedream

just being playful and friendly (some dude), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

any Madonna record released after 1988 for a penny.

Well, a penny plus postage, right? Which always seems to nullify the deal for me, but maybe I'll come around. Do need to start hunting around for used CDs in stores more, though.

xhuxk, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah, so like $3. Which is still cheaper than the $7.99 at a used CD store.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

scott ur in western MA right? where is your store?

mark cl, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Haven't seen vinyl go for such firesale prices since a few years back getting the Rush back catalog for 10cents an album.

― Philip Nunez"

you got ripped off.

pipecock, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

my store will be located on main street in greenfield. right next to tofu a go go.

we had problems with the original space we rented (um, pee pee water dripping down onto our space from the aprtmenent above.) otherwise, we would have been open by now. but i've been having fun making money on ebay and drinking and hanging out with my kids.

x-post

scott seward, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

im still interested in hearing about which records you guys got from john storm roberts's collection!

69, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 19:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah i def buy a lot of vinyl but always have, but i echo other sentiments about CDs! great deals now all over the place...

seriously you can get like every great jazz record ever made on some fancy pants new great sounding remastered CD issue for like peanuts!

Domm P))) (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 20:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

Well, you have to find the sale bin. However 10-20% chance of finding anything good in my experience.

Evan, Friday, 11 December 2015 15:54 (2 months ago) Permalink

this is what i'm willing to spend 30 dollars on in 2015. got so much great stuff at the record show last saturday. been looking for a clean IRL copy of this record since....1992?

scott seward, Friday, 11 December 2015 15:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

you can get them cheaper in ebay auctions sometimes, but i always forget to bid on stuff these days. or i forget to bid again. or whatever. i just wanted to see one in front of me. only took 20+ years. i'm patient.

scott seward, Friday, 11 December 2015 16:00 (2 months ago) Permalink

There is just absolutely nothing of any worth in any charity shop across the land right now, no value to be had anywhere.

i disagree - it is out there but you've got to have quite diverse tastes and even then the half-decent stuff doesn't hang around for long, so it comes down to persistence/timing/luck/taking a chance on random stuff

ghosted monk: new gaz in the 'combs (NickB), Friday, 11 December 2015 16:30 (2 months ago) Permalink

things i picked up at a charity shop today, all for £1 each. nothing really that great tbh (probably total garbage to anyone else), but enough fun looking stuff to make it feel like it was worth bunking off work for:

Nick Straker Band - A Little Bit of Jazz 12" (classic brit disco funk)
Club House - Do It Again / Billie Jean 12" (immense obv)
Black Beat Niks - One Day At A Time 12" (not sure but it's 2002 and on Champion so, um, garage right?)
Marcia Raven - I Like Plastic 12" (hi-nrg iirc, couldn't resist that title though)
V/A - The Fantastic Sound of Philidelphia comp
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (v. clean shiny vinyl but no sleeve, but normally you find trashed copies of this in okay sleeves so...)
Wilhelm Kempf - Schumann: Fantasia in C Major (on Deutsche Grammophon, still shrinkwrapped and with a Harrods(!) price tag)
Randy Newman - Trouble In Paradise (i know i'll probably hate this but it was v. minty so what the hell)

ghosted monk: new gaz in the 'combs (NickB), Friday, 11 December 2015 16:39 (2 months ago) Permalink

On/Off Topic: When did Sundazed jack up their prices? I just checked into their online store because their doing a 20% off sale, and all their single LP's list for $25 now. It wasn't long ago they were $18 (and yes, that means the new sale price is still higher than the old list).

"Damn the Taquitos" (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 20:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

Wow I hadn't noticed that re: Sundazed. That's a bit ridiculous, even considering the massive vinyl bubble.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 21:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

Superior Viaduct's pricing seems to have increased as well, based on the cost of those new Illitch reissues

sleeve, Tuesday, 15 December 2015 21:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

wait, records were cheaper in the 90's? no way!

scott seward, Tuesday, 15 December 2015 23:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

You could buy 5 worn sleeved Bowie's then for price of one today.

"Damn the Taquitos" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

totally. but nobody wanted records in the 90's! other than the kind of freaks who always want records. and some indie/punk people.

scott seward, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

and good 80's stuff does NOT get easier to find as time goes on. there just isn't as much of it out there anymore and lots of people want it. i think this is called economics.

scott seward, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

i'll still sell you the first lone justice record for five bucks though.

scott seward, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

from what i hear these guys are the worst offenders in LA.

https://www.facebook.com/Wombleton-Records-101072229955898/photos_stream

buying trips to england and huge mark-ups.

scott seward, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

Seems like that could an occupation for a movie character--"Oh yeah babe, I work the backstreets of London, lock down that hot wax, and flip 'em at 500% profit in L.A. the next week..." he says, reflected into this mirror...

"Damn the Taquitos" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

BTW, I got my Lone Justice debut for $1 ten years ago. #SuckIt

"Damn the Taquitos" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

these days it's pretty rare to find a record store that isn't gouging the customers. Amoeba is still pretty fair. wombleton, jackknife, rockaway, record surplus, permanent records, record parlour, etc...some of them have good points but for vintage LPs they're mostly awful.

nomar, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

did i talk about my siouxsie thing on here? i don't think i did. went online looking for a u.k. copy of hyaena because i've never had one and i always kinda hated how the u.s. vinyl sounded. could find nothing in the states. not only that, there wasn't a single u.k. copy of ANY of her records being sold in the states on ebay. there were 30 u.k. copies of hyaena on discogs and they were all in england and europe. and they were cheap too mostly. but with shipping they would end up not cheap. shit is scarce and it used to be everywhere. so i do get people charging 20 and up for nice copies here when they have them now. i just sold a u.s. copy for 8 bucks last week though. the cover was a little beat.

scott seward, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:52 (1 month ago) Permalink

i mean i would totally pay 20 for a nice copy of hyaena now in a store if i ever saw one and that would be kind of cheap in the u.s. these days. could really use a near mint u.k. juju too...

i should hook up with a brit ilxor and have them send some of that goth bounty my way...

scott seward, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 01:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

yep I have seen that repeated with a lot of things, the only copies are overseas (see also: Heaven Or Las Vegas, German pressing)

sleeve, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 01:43 (1 month ago) Permalink

i wouldn't really pay more than $15 or $20 for any LP I could get on CD, unless the CD mastering is notably terrible or something. i end up spending a ton on african LPs and EPs and 7"s which just don't exist in digital at all.

wizzz! (amateurist), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 01:53 (1 month ago) Permalink

Remembered the other LP I saw alongside Still Crazy at still-crazy prices: Norman Greenbaum, Spirit in the Sky. Again... I like that record fine, three or four real good numbers, but... $25? Is that pool of ''bought it eight times'' people in play for *that*?

Doctor Casino, important war pigeon (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

i also take issue with that LA piece when they say that stores are all curated now and not the cool dusty heaps of yesteryear. i can state for a fact that very few people want dusty heaps. as romantic and "funky" as that sounds. maybe they want that in a junk shop where everything is a dollar, but the amount of people who want to dig through heaps dwindles every day. the majority of people buying records now want easy access to things they are very familiar with. which is why most people shop online.

scott seward, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

There's a meaningful range between dusty heaps and seamlessly curated just for you, though - which I think you get at nicely with your point about $1 junk shops. I'll sommmmetimes be in the mood for *that* kind of rummaging, depending how many boxes the junk/thrift shop is posing and how dire the first chunk I flip through is - but very very down for rummaging a record store proper, at length, even though the price is higher and the quantity way higher, because I know the store spends half their time turning *away* huge collections of ragged dusty dross. But within that there are all types of pleasantly rummageable conditions, some I guess dustier than others but a fundamental part of being a vinyl listener for me.

Doctor Casino, important war pigeon (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

a lot of casual record buyers in 2015 can definitely get overwhelmed by too muchness. my store isn't even that big - and it's organized - and a lot of people can't process the amount. they look for safe pink floyd shores and call it a day. or whatever their brand of safety is. they aren't necessarily looking for surprises. or a challenge.

scott seward, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:40 (1 month ago) Permalink

I thought UK shipping was cheap, unlike shipping from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, etc.

bamcquern, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:40 (1 month ago) Permalink

i can't remember the last time i bought something from overseas. how much is a record from england? maybe i'll splurge on a hyaena.

scott seward, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

i just know it costs me like 18 bucks to send a record to england. i feel bad about it too. someone buys a ten dollar record and it costs them almost 30.

scott seward, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:50 (1 month ago) Permalink

the dollar is killing the euro right now so it is more affordable than it has been, sometimes even under $10 in my recent experience

sleeve, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:53 (1 month ago) Permalink

Happy Flowers - I Crush Bozo (LP) (Homestead Records - HMS106-1)
Media Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-)
with insert
€8.50
Subtotal €8.50
Shipping via Airmail €4.50
Total €13.00

sleeve, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

^^ that is an exception to the rule and extra cheap, but still!

sleeve, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

that is approx. $14.25 total btw

sleeve, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

The last time I bought a record from England (in 2014 on ebay), the shipping cost $4.31.

bamcquern, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 04:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

it cost that much on the stamp or they charged you that much?

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 04:05 (1 month ago) Permalink

and what's all this about a FAX box set?

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 04:05 (1 month ago) Permalink

the dollar is killing the euro right now so it is more affordable than it has been, sometimes even under $10 in my recent experience

The UK doesn't have the euro.

schlep and back trio (anagram), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 06:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

They charged that much.

bamcquern, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 06:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

What scott said, yes we get the same thing the other way around; lots of stuff that's on discogs where the US has it dead cheap but the uk demand has it treble the price, but the postage in recent years has gone crazy.

Mark G, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 07:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

I try and buy in bulk when I buy from the states, but you need to be carefull in case you go over the amount where you get charged import.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 17 December 2015 16:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

i have decided i am only buying classical longboxes that come in era-appropriate tower bags from now on. they are the future.

scott seward, Thursday, 17 December 2015 19:05 (1 month ago) Permalink

Boxes soooo loooooong

stupid children forever (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 17 December 2015 19:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

Also reiterating

FAX BOX SET?! WHAT'S IT CALLED ETC

(Not even that big of a fan tbh but you can't just drop that and walk away.)

stupid children forever (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 17 December 2015 19:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

oh man, whenever you saw one of those bags it meant someone just bought a ton of CDs.

skip, Thursday, 17 December 2015 20:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

xp from the fax records thread -

Good news! Apparently the rights of the FAX albums have begun to revert back to the artists, or at least some of them have managed to make a deal with Namlook's estate. So the entire Dark Side of the Moog series will be released as three box sets, with one bonus disc included in each box:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Side-Moog-Vol-1-4/dp/B018EHR7GK

(The bonus disc in the first box is just a reissue of the "Evolution of the Dark Side of the Moog" comp, a seamless mix of tracks from the first ten albums, but the next two boxes will apparently have some exclusive material as a bonus.)

The two solo discs by Lorenzo Montanà have also been reissued as one set:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Ivy-Serpe-Lorenzo-Montana/dp/B016BSR9PS

Montanà was one of the new discoveries on FAX during its last few years, and these albums are well recommended. They have shorter, more beat-oriented tracks than your typical FAX albums, with a nice old-school "home listening techno" sound, a la early Warp Records.

― Tuomas, Tuesday, December 8, 2015 8:52 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just sayin, Thursday, 17 December 2015 20:22 (1 month ago) Permalink

I don't know anything about Fax or the Dark Side of the Moog series, but I own a fair amount of Schulze stuff - Cyborg, Audentity, and La Vie Electronique vols. 1-8 and vol. 16. So...do I need these boxes? What do they sound like? I love Schulze's 70s stuff, obviously, but his 80s stuff doesn't do much for me at all. Please advise.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 17 December 2015 20:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

i bought a record today. it's really good. and not cheap. but way way cheaper than one share of google.

scott seward, Thursday, 17 December 2015 20:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

That's a good album! I had it when it was reissued on CD by Atavistic in the early '00s.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 17 December 2015 21:07 (1 month ago) Permalink

Tuomas will disagree vehemently but the dark side of the moog stuff is... not good imo

lute bro (brimstead), Friday, 18 December 2015 01:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

it's from the 90s so you can probably imagine what it sounds like. i definitely prefer his 80s stuff

lute bro (brimstead), Friday, 18 December 2015 01:36 (1 month ago) Permalink


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