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Why is it so hard to get a cd copy of the new Luomo album in the US?

hector (hector), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 04:01 (seventeen years ago) link

Bad distro options due to the collapse of Safety In Numbers and a few other like-minded distros?

Xii (Xii), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 04:45 (seventeen years ago) link

is it actually available anywhere on cd? i was just in Barcelona and bought the vinyl version of it cause the guy at the record store said that it wasn't coming out on cd at all

JasonD (JasonD), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 04:48 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.backpage.de/bp/productdetails.do?Kuenstler_Nr=249995

Xii (Xii), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 04:51 (seventeen years ago) link

If you really want it, you can get it at Other Music.

Mary (Mary), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 04:52 (seventeen years ago) link

I got it this w-e in Prague, of all places..
Still unconvinced, but then again I was never sold on 'Vocal City' either..

Fabrice (Fabfunk), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 07:23 (seventeen years ago) link

I know it's getting a proper CD release though BMG here in the Netherlands on August 15, so maybe that's also the case elsewehere.

JoB (JoB), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 08:26 (seventeen years ago) link

i got it on vinyl coz of lack of cd. actually, there is another thread about this somewhere

Robin Goad (rgoad), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 10:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Thanks for the info.

hector (hector), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 16:16 (seventeen years ago) link

forcedexposure.com has it on CD - it's freaking 30 bucks tho!

jason m. (jason m), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 16:49 (seventeen years ago) link

i don't see it at FE, unless everyone that just saw this thread went there and bought them all up

JasonD (JasonD), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 16:57 (seventeen years ago) link

I got it for $18 on CD through Force Tracks a month or two ago...

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 17:07 (seventeen years ago) link

Is saw a cd-copy at a local recordstore last week for 25 Euros. Already have the vinyl version which sounds divine.

Omar (Omar), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 17:14 (seventeen years ago) link

dang, you're right - FE is out. huh. well, they *did* have it.

jason m. (jason m), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 18:35 (seventeen years ago) link

we still haven't gotten copies at amoeba in SF, even though vocalcity still gets restocked regularly. i listened to the vinyl and at first listen thought there were way more vocals than vocalcity...and it was a bit of a turnoff. can anyone give me a good comparison review?

heywood jablomi (heywood), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 19:24 (seventeen years ago) link

i just got it through other music in new york on cd although it was $27.00. http://www.othermusic.com

hector (hector), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 20:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Is the vers. of "Present Lover" on Digital Disco the same as the one on the album?

Mark (MarkR), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 22:17 (seventeen years ago) link

ouch - maybe that's why our buyer hasn't picked it up yet -- it's tough enough getting people to buy $20 imports let alone $30. what's with the ridiculous price?

heywood jablomi (heywood), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 22:37 (seventeen years ago) link

No EFA to save the day.

Andy K (Andy K), Wednesday, 30 July 2003 22:41 (seventeen years ago) link

Mark - it's slightly different, perhaps ever so slightly inferior... although I only say that because they extend that synth-guitar solo from its interlude right through to the end, which means it overshadows slightly my favourite riff in the whole track which comes in near the end.

Luckily there's "Could Be Like This", which is like "The Present Lover" mark 2 (slightly less vocals) and is possibly (gasp) BETTER.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Thursday, 31 July 2003 00:58 (seventeen years ago) link

Well I downloaded it but it has the copy-protection bleeps (I've never run accross these before) -- there's 12 hours down the drain. I hope it comes out on CD in the States eventually.

Anyway, I love it. Not sure yet how I would rank it next to Vocalcity but v. nice.

Mark (MarkR), Friday, 1 August 2003 23:35 (seventeen years ago) link

i saw luomo live less than a month ago. VD signed my ticket! He is immensly beautiful :)

Sandra Georgijevska (san), Sunday, 3 August 2003 00:20 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
Can anyone kindly tell me what (if anything) Mr Delay is up to at the moment?

adam. (nordicskilla), Sunday, 8 August 2004 18:40 (sixteen years ago) link

ten months pass...
Sure Adam!

Mutualism reports a new Luomo album in the works for 2006. Plus Vocalcity is being reissued this year on his own label as all Force stuff is out of print.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Sunday, 26 June 2005 04:05 (fifteen years ago) link

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

a real live British pub hooligan (nordicskilla), Sunday, 26 June 2005 05:08 (fifteen years ago) link

I get to buy Volcacity again!

a real live British pub hooligan (nordicskilla), Sunday, 26 June 2005 05:08 (fifteen years ago) link

What's up with Delay's "Four Quarters"? Any word on when it's coming out yet?

Jena (JenaP), Sunday, 26 June 2005 05:11 (fifteen years ago) link

It says August in Michael's link.

a real live British pub hooligan (nordicskilla), Sunday, 26 June 2005 05:17 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...
from huumerecordings.com:

FORTHCOMING REMIXES:

THE BLACK DICE
LUOMO REMIX
(DFA RECORDS)


i wonder...

manuel (manuel), Thursday, 28 July 2005 18:26 (fifteen years ago) link

Jeez, for a moment I was hoping this new message was going to say something like: The Genius of Love, new album by Luomo. Release date 28 september 2005. Ah well, life goes on. :)

Omar (Omar), Thursday, 28 July 2005 19:23 (fifteen years ago) link

maybe this is more likely to please you Omar (from the same website):

RHYTHM&SOUND
VLADISLAV DELAY REMIX
(BASIC CHANNEL)

willem (willem), Thursday, 28 July 2005 19:59 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm happy. :)

Omar (Omar), Thursday, 28 July 2005 20:05 (fifteen years ago) link

oh me too! where's adam?

jed_ (jed), Thursday, 28 July 2005 21:14 (fifteen years ago) link

luomo + black dice = omgwtf?!?

mike h. (mike h.), Thursday, 28 July 2005 22:09 (fifteen years ago) link

I really need to buy "the present lover"!

cozen (Cozen), Friday, 29 July 2005 05:23 (fifteen years ago) link

you def need to.

nathalie's body's designed for two (stevie nixed), Friday, 29 July 2005 06:41 (fifteen years ago) link

WHEN IS THE NEW ALBUM WHEN IS THE NEW ALBUM?

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Friday, 29 July 2005 06:47 (fifteen years ago) link

If there´s anyone capable of reading Spanish i´am gonna facilitate a website from canary islands in order to enjoy a funny interview with "V" the great
http://www.dodezine.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=67&mode=nested&order=0&thold=0

You can also add a comment and vote for it if you are keen on it.

Thanks

israel duchement, Tuesday, 2 August 2005 11:10 (fifteen years ago) link

the snatch of the "smiling off" remix i heard was wunderfull

Beta (abeta), Tuesday, 2 August 2005 14:32 (fifteen years ago) link

If the promo is anything to go on, the new artwork for "Vocalcity" sucks bigtime.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 15 August 2005 03:48 (fifteen years ago) link

Imagine this, but saying "Luomovocalcityhuume04" in a slightly wavey font instead of Manic Steet Preachers:

http://www.akrue.privat.t-online.de/manic.jpg

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 15 August 2005 03:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Like this?

http://www.boomkat.com/media/image/Luomo-VocalCity.jpg

Telephonething (Telephonething), Monday, 15 August 2005 05:15 (fifteen years ago) link

any extras on the rerelease?

manuel (manuel), Monday, 15 August 2005 06:39 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, that's it TT.

No extras, although the back says "Won't play on computers, huh?"

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 15 August 2005 08:38 (fifteen years ago) link

whats the "hume04" mean?

Tannenbaum Schmidt (Nik), Monday, 15 August 2005 20:51 (fifteen years ago) link

pretty sure that's the label and release number

ken taylrr has gone off the internet because of you (ken taylrr), Monday, 15 August 2005 20:52 (fifteen years ago) link

It means it is the fourth release on Huume.

xp!

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Monday, 15 August 2005 20:53 (fifteen years ago) link

It means Mr Huume doesn't have to work a dayjob no more. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 15 August 2005 20:54 (fifteen years ago) link

Sorry, John Huume

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 15 August 2005 20:55 (fifteen years ago) link

i think i heard that vlad was supposedly loaded.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 15 August 2005 21:02 (fifteen years ago) link

I definitely think this album devalues texture (at least compared to his prior best work) as part of beefing up the role of rhythm - esp. vis a vis The Present Lover which is maybe its polar opposite, quite simple rhythms but absurdly swollen textures.

It's not either/or though is it? A lot of the textural interest on Vocalcity comes from changing and evolving rhythms brushing up against each other in different ways.

The second half of Slow Dying Places is my favourite part of Convivial, give or take an Apparat collaboration here or there, but actually I think this album plays it quite straight rhythmically in comparison. Admittedly there might be some elements than aren't coming through in the stream.

But it's really good nonetheless, and surprisingly ravey and bleepy for Luomo. The Depeche Mode-style vocals work, I think, because there's a slightly colder, more warehousey feel to the whole sound.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 08:52 (nine years ago) link

But yeah, to an extent this sounds like it could have been made by anyone. But if anyone had made it, it would still be really good, so...

Matt DC, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 08:52 (nine years ago) link

Also for all the talk of shimmer and finesse and texture what's rarely commented upon with Luomo is how rich and satisfying his basslines are and those are all present and correct.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 08:54 (nine years ago) link

Yeah it's not either / or, and obv. by any other producer's standards Plus would seem texturally gorgeous, voluptuous et. al. These are all matters of degree.

It's not so much that Plus is rhythmically more dense or intricate than before, rather that because the grooves are more targeted at the dancefloor the effect is different - e.g. the way the groove seems to shudder with built-up friction on "Happy Strong".

Tim F, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 09:48 (nine years ago) link

"Make My Day" is like "Slow Dying Places" with all the clicks and whirs and jitter riffs replaced with conventional kicks, snares, handclaps etc. I can see why this would disappoint some but I think it works tremendously.

Tim F, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 09:51 (nine years ago) link

^ Except I think Make My Day is more gradual in its transition. Honestly I'm a bit relieved, I wasn't that impressed with the three that had been around on soundcloud for ages - Good Stuff, Happy Strong & Spy - but they're the weakest tracks on the album. How You Look, Make My Day & Form In Void are the repeaters for me at the moment.

Jedmond, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 10:30 (nine years ago) link

And yeah, Moodmusic is the perfect label for this to be on. We can only hope for a DJ Naughty remix (circa 2004-5).

Jedmond, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 10:33 (nine years ago) link

The drums are definitely bigger on Plus than on any other Luomo that I've heard.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 10:39 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

surprised no one is talking about Plus. "Good Stuff" is on repeat here.

skip, Monday, 14 November 2011 00:05 (nine years ago) link

I talked about it a lot upthread. But "Good Stuff" is def. my least favourite track.

Tim F, Monday, 14 November 2011 00:15 (nine years ago) link

Need to spend some time with Plus but I'm to afraid this guy is diminishing returns.

mmmm, Monday, 14 November 2011 00:22 (nine years ago) link

to _ too

mmmm, Monday, 14 November 2011 00:22 (nine years ago) link

I should learn English at some point.

mmmm, Monday, 14 November 2011 00:23 (nine years ago) link

Diminishing returns? Vocal City > Convivial = The Present Lover > Plus >> Paper Tigers. No diminish returns, yet. Also Plus, Sistol, and to a lesser degree the Quartet show Sasu having fun with new ideas - even if the execution isn't always quite there.

Jedmond, Monday, 14 November 2011 00:33 (nine years ago) link

Latoma EP on echocord is pretty great.

where is fake disneyworld (blank), Monday, 14 November 2011 01:53 (nine years ago) link

I enjoy "Plus" a lot, "Spy" especially. Jedmond OTM.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 14 November 2011 03:12 (nine years ago) link

i'd put plus over convivial and TPL over both. vocal city on top, of course.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Monday, 14 November 2011 05:06 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

enjoying this remix:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNbBd-rTjF8&feature=related

skip, Saturday, 28 January 2012 17:26 (eight years ago) link

Wow, is this good. I can't believe it came out of the Arctic Circle. I might finally break down and get the import!

three weeks pass...

I gave up and ordered the CD. I am so excited it is coming later this week. My new speakers are hooked up and ready. Listening to the singles NONSTOP. This is the real sh--!

Tim F. is right, it has a very dense sound, it's kind of weird. Certainly worth your time, but don't expect to be blown away at first. Holding out hope that it gets better.

five years pass...

Want to make one of those "brain lighting up" meme images but with "Tessio" --> "Synkro" --> "The Right Wing".

Tim F, Sunday, 18 June 2017 00:46 (three years ago) link

the devil's advocate in me adds a fourth image that's just the cover image of The Present Lover

mh, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:25 (three years ago) link

this is where I admit I own almost all the vladislav delay releases on physical media

Vocalcity is still one of my go-to albums to throw on when I'm tired and not quite ready to fall asleep in bed. just let my mind wander

mh, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:28 (three years ago) link

sometimes i have black coffee and i think "should i also have feta cheese?"

nomar, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:36 (three years ago) link

a contrasting palate palette

mh, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:39 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

anyone know where this limited pressing of a remastered Vocalcity can be found? it was mentioned in a Bandcamp notification (which has also disappeared into the aether) but all I can find is the digital.

lukas, Friday, 27 March 2020 20:55 (eight months ago) link

xo!

lukas, Friday, 27 March 2020 21:34 (eight months ago) link

Dear listener,

To bring some emotional rescue in these difficult times we have released a 20th anniversary of Luomo "Vocalcity", remastered and with the original artwork again, triple vinyl in deep blue color. There's a limited edition 300 copies pressing available on Boomkat now.

Stay strong.

SR

mh, Friday, 27 March 2020 21:40 (eight months ago) link

boomkat's the only one with the limited blue one afaict

mh, Friday, 27 March 2020 21:40 (eight months ago) link

Love luomo.

nathom, Friday, 27 March 2020 22:05 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

the blue vinyl Vocalcity remaster arrived!

it's a good remaster/reissue! kind of surprised with one track per side that it's 33rpm but it sounds nice

mh, Thursday, 16 April 2020 20:52 (seven months ago) link

checking outside a couple times a day in case my record is out there

lukas, Thursday, 16 April 2020 22:12 (seven months ago) link

Damn, glad I saw this. I had no idea this was getting reissued. Is the blue version still available? I see the black on at Juno but the blue is gone at Boomkat.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 16 April 2020 23:28 (seven months ago) link

I bought the rerelease from Norman records - really looking forward to it

Ant1973, Sunday, 19 April 2020 21:33 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

New subscription launched: https://vladislavdelay.bandcamp.com/subscribe

skip, Sunday, 31 May 2020 01:56 (six months ago) link

five months pass...

sometimes i just marvel at everything that's going on in "class"

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 November 2020 15:01 (two weeks ago) link

vocalcity is really favorite album of all time material

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 November 2020 15:02 (two weeks ago) link

really great run of old school ilm posts at the start of this thread

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 November 2020 16:29 (two weeks ago) link

no wait i was thinking of another thread lol

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 November 2020 16:29 (two weeks ago) link

*this* one starts with a great run of old school ilm posts: Explain the appeal of Luomo

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 19 November 2020 16:30 (two weeks ago) link

The tessio thread is fun too when we are all just posting the lyrics

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 19 November 2020 18:43 (two weeks ago) link

I enjoyed rereading my "immediate reax" posts to Convivial upthread that I just had to put it on again.

Tim F, Thursday, 19 November 2020 23:01 (two weeks ago) link

An early internet search for Vocalcity was my first contact with ILM. It took me a lol of a long time to find site new answers. I swear that I thought ILM was just one thread (not this one, I don't think) about Luomo's Vocalcity for months after that.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Thursday, 19 November 2020 23:05 (two weeks ago) link

yep same thing that brought me to ILM

lukas, Thursday, 19 November 2020 23:11 (two weeks ago) link

wow! :)

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Thursday, 19 November 2020 23:58 (two weeks ago) link

#onethread

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 20 November 2020 02:18 (one week ago) link

because you move

brimstead, Friday, 20 November 2020 03:25 (one week ago) link


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