Harry Schmidt. For RSD , Cherry Red make this soft folk gem, released in , tangible again: The five tracks are cut at 45 RPM on transparent turquoise vinyl, and the copies of the limited edition come in a reverse cardboard sleeve printed with the original artwork..
Since she and her producer brother made it out of the Bedroom Studio to the sold-out world tour, such subversive art projects as the acoustic session with abstract cover painting in small editions are like understatement for three-year-olds about the cult of genius.
Christoph Benkeser. Every metal head snorts like a bull in Pamplona after two seconds on this rodeo riff. Therefore: More metal, less curry. But they are good anyway. More is not known about them. Pippo Kuhzart. Weatherall 7" Edit FSOL At the beginning of the year the international club culture lost one of its great masterminds and virtuosos with Andrew Weatherall, a guy who, especially in the 90s, knew how to channel electronic music over and over again like hardly anyone else — even when he tried his hand at production-technical outsiders like The Future Sound Of London.
Nils Schlechtriemen. Love and its failure on ten songs! Limited to copies in green-black marbled gram vinyl. In contrast to the blissful title, however, the sound collage of the project around London sound artist Nigel Ayers turns out to be a sharp-edged mixture of nervous field recordings, boiling drones, distorted loops and metallic beats, which even in the year still spreads a lot of mental uneasiness.
The Polish avant-garde composer had published countless works. Over and over again. But then a Loes MacGillycutty closes her voice into the eternal arms of her, again and again, and the way is done. Timelapse image streams, hypnotic nature shots and intoxicating colour floods of a species out of balance allow the film to sink into total transcultural immersion for almost 90 minutes — also and above all because of the masterful score by Philip Glass, who helped musical minimalism to unprecedented epic here.
DE EN. Login Register. Visit us on Instagram Visit us on Facebook. On August 29, the first of three Record Store Days will take place this year. More than exclusive releases have been announced for this event alone. We have picked out twelve records that we would like to recommend to you. Record Store Day — 01 1st Drop Photographer:.
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The really troubling thing is when the records you want are never mentioned on Discogs, 45Cat, Popsike, even eBay. Ian McCann. Every record for sale in a charity shop is something they got for nothing: mindboggling, huh? You can get some good records in charity shops if you know your stuff and the person who prices their records does not.
If you want them, you can find these in better condition and cheaper at record shops or fairs. But get digging. Some CDs from the 90s are hard to find and still not available digitally. This is stating the obvious, for which we apologise, but the set sale section in the back of Record Collector remains an excellent place to buy records from established dealers.
They state the price, condition and postage, so you know what you are paying for. This is not a joke. Here are some hard and fast guidelines. The first pressing of any record. The first pressing is often cherished by collectors, who see it as more authentic. The company that pressed the record — Decca, Parlophone, RCA, Philips, Virgin, Harvest Immediate, etc — had a generic sleeve for all of their releases with the company name on it: hence the term company sleeves.
Even The Beatles only released one standard UK single with a picture sleeve while they were together. When punk arrived, many UK singles began to be sold in picture sleeves as most of our European counterparts always had.
What makes a record collectable is scarcity and the desire of collectors to own it. It is hideously rare and near impossible to find in Mint condition. The hardest thing is determining that what you are being offered is a first pressing.
Matters are helped by the fact that when held up to the light the vinyl seems to be a dark translucent red but that does not help you when bidding online because however good the pictures are, you are buying on faith. You need to make sure the original black textured outer and white inner sleeve look like they were printed yesterday. Also, this LP was re-pressed a number of times to meet demand following the death of Ian Curtis in and has been re-mastered.
This is where matrix numbers come in handy, which are scratched or embossed in the run-out grooves near the centre of the record. This is where you need to spend time, effort and energy doing your research. If you are not bothered about owning an original then go for a re-pressing. In an ideal world, every record collector would own Mint copies of all of the records that they hunger for. No chance! But it should be stressed that for many collectors the music is more important than the record.
Saying that, some records were re-pressed shortly after the release of the original to satisfy demand. The Beatles were so popular that their label Parlophone re-pressed all of their LPs throughout the 60s and 70s.
Some eras of music coincided with an oil shortage, such as the oil crisis of , so vinyl was expensive, and records were sometimes made from inferior materials at such times. So that extra-thin re-pressing you found might actually be crackly and a bit rubbish. Original 60s and 70s records were recorded, mixed and mastered in an analogue way, which many vinyl fans believe sounds warmer. Some re-pressings were mastered digitally, or even, in some instances, mastered from CD remasterings.
Bringing out old records again, obviously. In most cases the record company have gone back to the original tapes and re-mastered the music and recut the record.
Then they sell it as a reissue. These albums range from labours of love on bespoke reissue labels where a record might be limited to copies, to a major label with an equally major reissue campaign. The downside to the reissue market — and new albums released on vinyl — is a move to editions that try to extort the maximum from hardcore fans. The only thing I have not seen is a lead singer promise to come around and deliver their new LP in person.
Modern reissues, even cassette releases, usually come with a download card so you can get the best of both worlds. As your collection grows you do need to devote some thinking about how to store your records.
Some folk reading this have entire rooms devoted to their collection where the radiator is always turned off heat can damage records, of course and the curtains are always closed sunlight can cause sleeves to discolour. A large record collection is not like your brother — it is heavy. Overfill cheap units and there could be a vinyl avalanche. It happened to me so it could happen to you. And store your records upright, at 90 degrees to the shelf. Anything else risks warping.
Ringwear, something nobody likes least of all those who suffer from haemorrhoids , is caused by stacking albums flat or packing them too tightly.
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