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One person found this helpful. One of the greatest albums in Glitch, and its era. Gradually fell in love with this album since my first listen back in the day, and i recently decided to buy it on vinyl.
By its nature, data is hungry to be integrated into new contexts. It wants to move. Given the context they were often found in—next to drunken tour stories in music magazines—Popp interviews began to take on a hint of parody. Oval understood that they were being marketed and received in the same way as any other music, but Popp in particular did not want to see his work in that paradigm.
That was partly because one of the goals of the project, ironically, was de-mystification. As computers were becoming more powerful, those who mastered them were beginning to be seen as wizards. To take two prominent examples from the time, Richard D. The listener was never supposed to be able to make sense of was happening behind the curtain, or to be able to apprehend what sort of algorithms were bringing these bizarre sounds into being. What we are doing, Popp seemed to say, is sitting in front of computers, opening folders, creating files, and arranging them.
The work was, at base level, no different from an administrative functionary in a large office tracking inventory with Microsoft Access: You figure out what needs to be done and engage the software and hardware tools at hand in completion of the task.
If we are all using the same tools, the idea goes, then our creative output is circumscribed by the specifications of those tools. Remove it from their discography, and R. The dark "Drive" completely reframed the band in my Fugazi-tinted eyes as dark and troubled, and it was an sparse, acoustic ballad. This opener led what was the most mature, rich, and rococo record of the decade-- a work necessary for every cellar, waiting to be pulled up when the biased bullshit of adolescence has passed.
With Repeater still standing as possibly the last great gasp of punk, and already idolized for their tireless DIY ideals, Fugazi could have simply continued treading water and been canonized among the patron saints of independent music.
But theirs is always the road less traveled; Red Medicine was the most self-consciously divergent album of Fugazi's career, eclipsing their signature broken, socio-political vitriol with greater excursions into downtempo dub, ambient bursts, and out-and-out noise.
Eclipsed, but not forgotten; the jagged blare of "Do You Like Me? For so many bands that made their names on youthful determination, creativity, and simple enthusiasm, the onset of "maturation" is less a creative zenith than an emotional palsy, but on Red Medicine , Fugazi grew up without aging a day.
Though they'd already made their name on a series of alt-country strumalongs and covers albums, Hoboken, NJ's Yo La Tengo didn't truly find themselves until 's landmark Painful , a drugged-out and drony homage to The Velvet Underground that fired off feedback like rounds in wartime and dreamt of quiet rural nights from within the heart of the city. Ira Kaplan's guitar squall seemed in sonar communication with Thurston Moore's somewhere uptown, James McNew's Farfisa buzzed along in dissonant accordance, and Georgia Hubley's drumkit crashed like I pile-ups, translated the rattle of riverfront machinery, and whispered secrets to a newfound crush.
It was their first real rock album, alternately heartbroken and lonely and drowning its cries out with fiery, frustrated fretwork the embittered "From a Motel 6" and "I Was the Fool Beside You for Too Long" , or innocently falling in love against dreamy, escalating guitar figures and warm, soft blankets of organ "Nowhere Near", "The Whole of the Law".
But the standout was unquestionably "Sudden Organ", whose nominal pun the track opens with its namesake belies the stellar freakout within: the quintessential Yo La Tengo song, "Sudden Organ", stunningly balances Kaplan's minimal, buzzing guitar, Hubley's brilliant cascading drumbeat, and McNew's rampant organ-smashing with one of the best pure indie rock songs of the decade.
Painful was the album that made Yo La Tengo a band to reckon with, and marked the true start of the unstoppable decade-long run that would make them one of indie rock's most revered and canonical bands on record.
By producing only a limited number of a given title, and by making it publicly known that production will be limited to xxx number of copies, the record companies have a greater likelihood of having a particular title sell out quickly, rather than sitting on a shelf for a period of months or years. Sometimes, these limited editions are individually numbered, while most are not. Sometimes, a limited number of copies of a given album will be pressed on colored vinyl, with a larger number pressed on black vinyl.
In some cases, such as with the soundtrack album to the film Inception , all copies are colored vinyl and they are numbered as well. Limited edition pressings my most any artist will have some value above the original selling price, as record companies are unlikely to issue limited edition pressings if there is no established market for them. The exception to this would be records from companies that do not ordinarily release records, such as the Franklin Mint. Over the years, the Franklin Mint has released a number of recordings as limited edition sets, usually spanning many volumes.
Most of these recordings were also pressed on colored vinyl and the sets were marketed in mass media to consumers who were not record collectors. These recordings have little value unless they are offered in complete sets, some of which came with as many as records.
Occasionally, record companies release an album or single, only to change their mind and withdraw it from general release. This can happen for a number of reasons, ranging from a corporate decision that may or may not have anything to do with the record itself, a decision by the artist to change the product after release, or even an announcement by prominent retailers that they will refuse to sell the record as released.
Regardless of the reason for withdrawing the record from circulation, such releases will naturally be scarce, hard to find, and in demand among collectors. More often than not, withdrawn releases will also command substantial prices on the collector market. Listed below are a few examples of record albums which were withdrawn from the market shortly before or shortly after being released to stores. Angel — Bad Publicity — The album Bad Publicity had a cover that depicted the band having a raucus party in a hotel room.
After only a handful of copies had been issued as promotional items, the album was withdrawn, retitled to Sinful , and released with completely different artwork showing the band in white suits against a white background. Prince — The Black Album — In , Prince intended to release an untitled album that had an all-black cover on which neither a title nor the name of the artist appeared. The cover was replaced by a picture of the band sitting around a steamer trunk.
We have written an extensive article about the Beatles Butcher cover. Paintings have been forged, currency has been counterfeited, and unfortunately, so have many rare records. While there are many factors that go into determining vinyl records value, perhaps none is more important than the need for the record to be an original pressing and not a counterfeit pressing created at a later date to resemble the original issue.
Counterfeit records first appeared on the market in the late s or early s and while the early attempts were rather obvious and fairly crude, technology has improved in recent years, making many counterfeit records difficult for the layman to identify. These titles were sold by chain record stores alongside the legitimate record company issues.
If a record routinely sells for a lot of money, there is a good chance that the title in question has been counterfeited. Many albums by the Beatles, along with other popular artists such as the Yardbirds, Elvis Presley, and Pink Floyd, have been counterfeited.
In a few cases, such as the Beatles album Introducing the Beatles , counterfeit copies may actually outnumber the real ones. It goes without saying that a counterfeit copy of a rare record will have limited value when compared with an original pressing. We have written an extensive article about counterfeit records. In the s through the mids, record companies kept close tabs on whether an album was selling well or poorly. Poor selling albums were usually removed from the catalog and existing copies were sold at a discount.
Starting in the s, record companies took a different approach, and reduced the prices of slow-selling records, keeping them in print but offering them for sale at a lower price point. Collectors often become interested in records that have gone out of print, and the prices for these no longer available titles can get quite high, depending on the artist and title.
In these cases, collectors are usually paying high prices simply to hear the music. In the case of some albums, which may have only been originally for sale from small record companies, these reissues might actually sell more copies than the original album.
While some collectors remain interested in owning an early or an original pressing of a recently reissued album, there are others who are only interested in hearing the music, and will be happy to own a reissued version of the album instead. Most mass produced records sold over the past 60 years or so have been poorly cared for by their owners. They may have been played on low-quality equipment, stored outside of their covers, and handled by their playing surfaces, rather than their edges.
Many covers were poorly stored, leading to ring wear or splits in the covers. Finding a copy of any record that is more than 20 years old in such condition is quite difficult, and the value of a record can vary widely depending on its condition. In the case of many records from the late s and early s, finding worn and nearly-unplayable copies of a particular record might be relatively easy, while finding one in mint condition may be nearly impossible.
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Fantastic choice. Excellent packaging with yellow vinyl inside Of course this is a classic of electronic music, and to have it on vinyl is just the dopest. Highly recommended! Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Price. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.
Warehouse Deals Open-Box Discounts. Amazon Renewed Like-new products you can trust. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.Artist: Oval. Album: 94 Diskont. Year: Genre: Experimental/Glitch. Country: Germany. Track list: 1. Do While () 2. Store Check () 3. Line Exte.