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1521
Everything and Nothing / Re: CD-R Deterioration
« on: December 23, 2008, 03:04:04 PM »
The cause of bad cdr's is, I believe, simply a chemical breakdown caused by exposure to air/radiation/heat. It happens are varying rates, but presumably faster with cheaper blank cdr's. Its fairly unpredictable. Of course, the technology has improved over the years, so even cheaper ones are now better than they were 10 years ago. People/companies are naturally concerned with getting something with archival quality.

And don't forget that some cdr's are just bad to begin with ... production errors that get through the quality check. I used to especially find this with memorex brand ... they were rubbish.

I think hard disks last so well because they are a sealed/unexposed unit. Just don't knock them around though :)


1522
Everything and Nothing / Re: CD-R Deterioration
« on: December 23, 2008, 11:17:45 AM »
Back in the joint running of Databloem and Dataobscura we used sticky labels on taiyo yuden disks for the Dataobscura releases. I did find them a problem occasionally, particularly in some car players where there is a narrow slot the disk goes in. Maybe that design is especially sensitive to thickness.

Since the separation a year ago of Databloem and Dataobscura, all Dataobscura releases (including the early ones) have on-disk printing with no sticky labels.  Thought I'd mention that.


APK
www.dataobscura.com


1523
That's really neat, Fern.    8)

1524
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 20, 2008, 05:45:41 PM »
- Philipp Weigl: Land and Water

Can't say enough good things about this guy
http://www.philippweigl.com/main.html

1525
Everything and Nothing / Re: How do I change my log-in name?
« on: December 18, 2008, 07:40:42 PM »
Try going to "Profile"
then under "Modify Profile" click on "Account related settings".
Looks like you can change the displayed name people will see.
Give it a try.

APK


1526
Everything and Nothing / Re: 2008 winter weather
« on: December 17, 2008, 08:19:27 PM »
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!

May 2009 be a great year for you all!!!

Same to you, Bill ... and to other forum inhabitors  (posters and non-posters).

APK

1527
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 15, 2008, 02:59:10 PM »
Been listening to

- Jason Corder & Opium: thepresentday
has grown on me ... and I find the album gets better and better as you move through it.

1528
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 15, 2008, 02:56:40 PM »
I really enjoy Williams as well.
Lark Ascending and the Thomas Tallis piece, of course.
But also the little collection of Houseman songs, On Wenlock Edge. Wonderful things.

1529
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 13, 2008, 06:04:49 PM »
This evening

- The Beloved
Lots of tracks. What a fine band they were ! 
Addictive.

1530
Everything and Nothing / Re: ebow
« on: December 13, 2008, 05:45:55 PM »
Now Jim, that is just overdosing !

 ;)

1531
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: DataObscura - News
« on: December 13, 2008, 10:50:52 AM »
Joe:
that was the new Circular Ruins, not Nunc Stans. I was going to call
it Quiet Sun, but recently renamed it to Before The Colors Deepened.
They are both tracks on the album.
I will have some preview samples up soon.

1532
Everything and Nothing / Re: CD-R Deterioration
« on: December 13, 2008, 08:43:27 AM »
"Inspection of the CD-R reveals no damage."

And you are sure its not just your player acting up?

1533
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 12, 2008, 03:13:50 PM »
Martini time here  :)

- Jeff Greinke: Soundtracks
Haven't heard this in a while ... but its totally enjoyable as usual.
If you don't know it, its a cinematic/classical style.

1534
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 11, 2008, 07:43:14 PM »
Just arrived from APK's Data Obscura:

Entia Non - Updrafts

Description Without Place(Entia Non/Anthony Paul Kirby) - Filaments

Excellent releases, both.

Very glad to hear it, Antdude. Thanks !

APK

1535
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 10, 2008, 07:45:14 PM »

- Thomas Köner: Nuuk
- Robert Henke: Signal to Noise
- Pub: Single


enjoyable evening so far.

1536
Other Ambient (and related) Music / DataObscura - News
« on: December 09, 2008, 06:06:10 PM »
I'd like to mention a few of quick things.

1 - Lots of fascinating Dataobscura/Blue Oasis releases are now available in the
Hypnos store, including the new Winterhouse, Entia Non, Description Without Place,
and Robert Davies releases.

2 - If you are in Europe, Databloem has all of the newer Dataobscura releases available.

3 - At dataobscura there is a load of samples to listen to, and a Radio page with many full tracks. Well worth a listen.

4 - Upcoming release, late December: 
The Circular Ruins: Before The Colors Deepened
Bit of info about that HERE. Samples soon.
 


Many thanks.
APK


1537
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 08, 2008, 07:25:55 AM »

- Deaf Center: Pale Ravine
 8)
Thats great Stuff. Love their Levende download only Release.

Don't think I have that download release, will have to look it up .... thanks for mentioning it.  :)

1538
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 07, 2008, 08:47:19 PM »

- Deaf Center: Pale Ravine
 8)

1539
Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 06, 2008, 09:06:48 PM »
This evening

- beta2agonist: zero point field  (finely composed album that deserves more exposure)
- Maps and Diagrams: polytuft-tech  (one of my regular plays)
- Fennesz: black sea (bit bombastic and scattered in places, but when its good its very good)

1540
Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Periskop
« on: December 03, 2008, 08:53:24 AM »
Again, the whole link will have to be copy/pasted.

Looking forward to giving these a listen, Danny.

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