Stereolab - new vinyl press

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bronica S2A, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Nobody I know has ever experienced it. But I got rid of my pvc years go. Just in case. The biggest problem are pvc sleeves that have parts of the artwork printed upon them. That sucks and these are the ones I've kept. But isloated from the rest.
     
  2. Guy E

    Guy E Forum Resident

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    Well, this thread got me to buy Simple Headphone Mind and I’ve expanded my Switched On, Vol. 4. It’s nice to re-contextualize and revisit this material with fresh ears. I did the vinyl transfer of the “Underground” EP when it was new, then kept adding subsequent Tour Singles. It eventually morphed into an album-length CDR.

    That first Yeti book (and disc) was given to me by the publisher at a party on Saturday, September 8, 2001. It was a great party with interesting musicians and artists. 9/11 was three days later and for a long time, I remembered that party as the last normal/happy thing that I experienced in New York City. That connection will always stick with me. Those two tracks sound like Tim Gane electro-demos and always felt like a coda to this collection of material.

    St. Elmo's Fire sounds apiece, with Lætitia is singing. Simple Headphone Mind fits-in well, there are a lot of other instrumental pieces on this round-up.

    This would make for a swell double-LP (Tim? Tim?).
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  3. Bronica S2A

    Bronica S2A Active Member Thread Starter

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    Just got the clear set of Aluminum Tunes; if my eyes aren't fooling me, I think they may have an aluminum tint... I've taken a picture, but I've forgotten how to enter a photo in a thread.
     
  4. mishima's dog

    mishima's dog Forum Resident

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    My Aluminium Tunes also seems to be perfumed! Is it possible that Laetitia rubbed up against it before putting it in the post? Either way it sounds fabulous.
     
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  5. John Bliss

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    Can we get a Schema vinyl reissue sometime soon? Im hoping now with Stereolab doing vinyl reissues, maybe that related project will see a reissue, even if it's an RSD release or something.
     
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  6. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    After they showed up at a local store, I got "Refried". The covers are all looking very good, "Aluminium Tunes" does have a strange smell indeed - couldn't resist to check it out - but the pvc was smelling even stronger. Ditched mine immediately. Is Tim planning to house all future Lab reissues in pvc? Nnnnnnice! :evil:

    Can't wait to spin it, since it's a comp anyway, a well done reissue is great. Might get "Switched On" as well.
     
  7. DrewMeyer

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    Does anyone have info on the Peng and Groop Played Space Age Batchelor Pad Music clear vinyl represses coming soon? I didn't hear good things about the last Too Pure represses, will these be more of the same?
     
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  8. hamicle

    hamicle Forum Resident

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    They've been remastered by Calyx in Berlin, who did the recent 'Switched On' re-issues and I think also the Cavern of Anti-Matter albums. I don't know more than that!
     
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  9. Dolemite

    Dolemite Forum Resident

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    This is GOOD news
     
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  10. DrewMeyer

    DrewMeyer Forum Resident

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    Agreed, very excited about these now
     
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  11. GordonM

    GordonM Well-Known Member

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    My original Aluminum Tunes also smells great! I've always thought that - kind of 'new' smelling - whatever ink or whatever they used!
     
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  12. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Just listened to the new "Refried Electroplasm" and it's great! The artwork, the mastering, the pressing; if Tim Gane manages to get the albums out there, in that quality, ace!

    Frankly, this would deserve a little bit of publicity. (Except for those pvc outers)

    So far: :righton: :righton::righton:Especially after these 1972 reissues...
     
  13. Hulloder

    Hulloder Forum Resident

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    Agreed. Just pre-ordered ‘The Groop Played....’. Can’t wait.

    Did anyone get the vinyl set with the the poster - how is the poster? I want one!
     
  14. Machiventa

    Machiventa Forum Resident

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    Does anyone know if Dots And Loops is in the works?
     
  15. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed

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    I love this idea, let's just agree that she did!
     
  16. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Since these - apparently - are coming in chronological order, it might be part of the next batch - "Transient", "Mars", "Emperor" & "Dots" - or (if they only do two at a time) the one after it. So probably early 2019?
     
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  17. Machiventa

    Machiventa Forum Resident

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    That would be great. BTW what software is that?
     
  18. Guy E

    Guy E Forum Resident

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    It's just the display from an old version of iTunes. I cropped the surround.
     
  19. GordonM

    GordonM Well-Known Member

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    I have the 1999 Too Pure LP reissue of Switched On. I notice a fair degree of sibilance on some of the tracks - for example, the vocals on Au Grand Jour'. Does anyone else with this version find - or not find - the same? Can anyone compare with the new LP reissue? I am not claiming to have the expertise for detailed A/B comparisons but have compared it with the two CD versions (Slumberland 1992 and 2018) I have. With the track Au Grand Jour' - there is some siblience on the both CDs but perhaps not to the same extent as on my LP. As I say, I'm not an expert and lurch into the area of SQ discussion with some trepidation!

    I have the new Switched On set on CD and have Refried Ectoplasm LP on order based on positive comments here. I'm hoping for a good result when it finally arrives!
     
  20. Echoes Myron

    Echoes Myron Forum Resident

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    I did not notice any sibilance on the 2018 LP of vol 1. Au Grand Jour is basically the centerpiece of the album and it sounded great to me

    Two more titles out today. I will be picking up this weekend.
     
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  21. Hulloder

    Hulloder Forum Resident

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    My copy of 'The Group Played....' arrived today - remastered by BO@Calyx on the back, these are coming out through Too Pure (and it is on clear vinyl). No PVC cover this time - just cellophane!
    Will give it a spin this weekend and let you know how it sounds!
     
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  22. DrewMeyer

    DrewMeyer Forum Resident

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    Waiting on Amoeba LA to open so I can buy Groop Played and listen to it for an hour before work. Will update with sound quality when I get it
     
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  23. DrewMeyer

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    Spinning now, initially impressions are very good. Dead quiet pressing with great mastering. Cover looks very good and close to an original and the clear vinyl is very attractive. Holding out hopes for a full discography reissue at this same quality
     
  24. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed

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    Let us know about the second "We're Not Adult Orientated" (Neu Wave Live) ... I always thought that one had a fuzzy, cluttered sound, hopefully it has improved as it is a awesome tune
     
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  25. DrewMeyer

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    Just skipped to it for you and to my ears it sounds great. Never heard an original to compare it to but it sounds clean and open on this release. According to the liner notes it was recorded live in the studio so I would expect some fuzziness and clutter but it sounds good to me. I should also mention there are liner notes detailing each song and mine did not include a download card (it wasn’t advertised but I thought i would mention it)
     
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