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waiting for a day when i can listen to/read the whole thing.

scott seward, Thursday, 4 February 2016 19:59 (four years ago) link

vinyl sounds excellent, to my relief after reading yr posts here, although there is maybe this teeny tiny weird surface noise in the background? they used a reel safety master for FPPI and maybe those artifacts are what I'm hearing. I did an A/B comparison with my original copy once but that's all I got right now. I never heard the Streamline CD.

Booklet is essential, if the only thing that was holding you back was pressing quality concerns I would go for it if booklet size is important to you. there's definitely a lot of full-page images and reproductions that seem like they would lose something in a CD booklet (I have not seen the CD box, though).

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:50 (four years ago) link

I'll try to add more about the book later tonight.

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:51 (four years ago) link

please do!

as a teenager I remember thinking I didn't even want to know more about Faust because it would ruin the music, and then the Wumme booklet & the 2006 CD liner notes for 'So Far' came out and the stories only made the music that much more amazing & I'm thinking it'd probably be much the same with this band

Milton Parker, Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:00 (four years ago) link

This was available on CD?

The Robustness of Captchas (Tom D.), Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:29 (four years ago) link

yeah, it's not listed on Discogs yet but a CD version was released after the vinyl:

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:31 (four years ago) link

Just checked, they have the CD on Amazon.

The Robustness of Captchas (Tom D.), Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:33 (four years ago) link

the vinyl sounds great! and it is such a handsome package. that book is a monster. playing now.

scott seward, Monday, 8 February 2016 01:18 (four years ago) link

agreed, and there are a lot of color images in the book too! also a facsimile reprint of a smaller zine is included separately, and the otherwordly music speaks for itself

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Monday, 8 February 2016 01:26 (four years ago) link

oh wow this is on apple music

the late great, Wednesday, 10 February 2016 04:52 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

they walk and walk and finally they walk right out of the city

this is the pastoral part of the story

they are walking in the plastic fields and they are young and happy

everywhere they look it is beautiful

sleeve, Tuesday, 19 July 2016 03:28 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

new screensaver mode, with audio

Milton Parker, Sunday, 18 November 2018 05:04 (one year ago) link

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