I have this ridiculously large collection of music on CD that I am ripping to .flac files for my music server.
As the title says, I have run across at least 2 CD-Rs by ambient musicians that have deteriorated to the point of being unreadable by all the drives I have (4 CD players, 5 DVD-RWs, etc).
Why do I bring this up?
There are a lot of musicians using CD-R now and hopefully those discs will retain the beautiful music as they should...or will they?
One of my bad discs has been replaced by the musician. The other disc is apparently not replaceable as the disc is out of print (Michael J Harris: Blind Cinema). If anyone can give or sell me a copy of the latter I would appreciate it. I can email you a picture of me holding the disc and cover for proof.
Anyway, musicians should consider shying away from releasing their "timeless" ambient music on CD-Rs that appear to be timed to deteriorate.
Happy Holidays, ya'll.