It's clear that they've been barely keeping the site ticking over since they decided to switch their backend to 7digital and putting all their effort into the new site.It looked from the beta test that a lot of content that should have been on the site for months (new releases from Sub Pop as one example) would appear after the switch over.Then the launch happened and labels like Sub Pop, Warp, Bella Union suddenly have no or very little in the catalogue. There's been no real explanation as to why this stuff hasn't appeared in the new live site but also no fanfare of new and returning labels. As a UK user it's very nice to see nearly 400 records turn up from Domino after years away.There are a lot of disgruntled older users out there and I don't really see why anyone new would want to join up but I'm hopeful that once they sort their content issues out it will continue to be more than worth the money I pay for it.
― treefell, Friday, 12 May 2017 19:51 (one year ago) Permalink
I've been a member since 2008. I've come close to cancelling a few times, what with the constant turnover in labels, sometimes it takes a while to find things you want. I just went there today and saw they've completely redone the site and it looks like half my wishlist has vanished - victims of label turnover I guess. It was great when you could get Blue Note jazz records from the '60s and major-label stuff. I almost cancelled after that disappeared, but then I found enough independent-label metal to keep me going. Now, I get most of that from Bandcamp, which has much better selection, so I'm not sure if I'll stick with eMusic much longer.
― o. nate, Saturday, 13 May 2017 01:00 (one year ago) Permalink
Looks like they've added a bunch of avant-jazz labels: HatHut, ESP, Tzadik. I may have to start listening to that kind of stuff again.
― o. nate, Saturday, 13 May 2017 01:05 (one year ago) Permalink
Anyone want to help me with some Tzadik recommendations? I basically stopped paying attention around 2000.
― o. nate, Wednesday, 23 August 2017 01:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Every time I see this thread bumped I expect a link to a news article saying they've finally folded.
― bumbling my way toward the light or wahtever (hardcore dilettante), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 01:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink
hmm, I've been disappointed by recent Tzadik albums I've tried. Anything written by or featuring Zorn in the last 15 years seems to be an aimless mess.
I like these from after 2000:
Kayo Dot, Choirs of the Eye, 2003Wadada Leo Smith, Lake Biwa, 2004the Scott Johnson reissue, John SomebodyAyelet Rose Gottlieb, Mayim Rabim, 2006
― Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 04:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink
I don't have any interest in the no-wave improvisational klezmer punk side of the label, but I have dipped into their New Music offerings. IIRC, I liked:
Maryanne Amacher - Sound Characters, Sound Characters vol. 2Alvin Curran - Animal Behavior, Theme Park, Lost Marbles, Shofar RagsArnold Dreyblatt - Animal Magnetism, Who's Who In Central & East Europe 1933Annie Gosfield - Burnt Ivory and Loose Wires, Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites, Almost Truths And Open DeceptionsLukas Ligeti - Mystery System, Afrikan MachineryLois Vierk - River Beneath the RiverThe Cracow Klezmer Band - Balan: Book of Angels Vol.5, Remembrance
The latter group could be described as Penderecki does klezmer, and may get me into the genre yet.
― tactical piñata (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 04:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink
last month I got every single Haydn Symphony from here for like $6.99 ...
― sansa riff (sarahell), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 06:24 (eleven months ago) Permalink
The Morton Feldman Patterns in a Chromatic Field on tzadik is fantastic.
Also, emusic has reverted to certain albums which are one long track being priced super cheap. I just got two Feldman chamber music albums on Bridge Records for like a buck each.
― harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:39 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Now chasing the cryptocurrency craze.
― adam the (abanana), Friday, 6 April 2018 19:20 (four months ago) Permalink