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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CDs are Dead....Almost!
« on: January 15, 2011, 08:34:35 PM »
Yes, that is right mike. Joy division,who keep mining their back catalog of 2 albums and singles ( who by the way are brilliant and influenced a generation ) just put out a box set of 10 seven inch singles and sold out,i think the run was 10 000.So more a collectors thing but someone is buying it. I have all the original 7 inch singles still.
And yes,in the last year,that has been my habit as well,buying  the cd and putting into iTunes right away but still listening to the cd on my cd player as well.

Everything and Nothing / Re: when music is painful
« on: January 13, 2011, 06:22:09 PM »
Yes,as I said on my other thread,got the slate version too,put the slate away,put the cd in a sleeve. Bought as a limited collector edition ( guess the slate box) and then the regular version comes out with the second cd,so bought that I got 2 early man CDs exactly the same in two sleeves.though the slate was a cool item no question.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CDs are Dead....Almost!
« on: January 09, 2011, 08:01:04 PM »
My experience with collectibles is this,I have over the years brought and paid higher prices for special limited editions of say,rapoon with postcards,hand painted box or Steve roach early man slate edition or kraftwerk minimum maximum box set and after the initial cool factor,all of the artifacts sat in their boxes and I listened to the music.I am too old now to care about flipping over my gatefold dark side of the moon lp in my basement as cool as it might be.the music is what counts to me.though my music is mostly cd based,I am not attached to it and I believe the way is downloads,but until I can get lossless downloads without going through all different systems out there,zip or wav convertion to iTunes ,it will be cd mostly. From the purchases I did this year,there was no great big 16 page booklets or gold flecked cd covers,mostly bad printing on cheap cardboard or plain old plastic covers,mostly broken in the post. So from what I see,limited collectors editions mean not much to me as they will be more costly ( is that a good idea in the worst economy since the the 30s),take more time to make,post,,really as an artist,if you make 300 copies and it does sell out,chances are you will do a reprint again sometime,like namlook did with his 500 editions and then reissues and then had to wait though for it.I just bought a limited 100 run print of a book as I am a fan of the subject,paid 35 pounds,the run sold out in 1 day and what do you know,within a day,another 200 went to print,and in a month,it will be an ebook.I do think book runs are different to cd or music titles though as the book is really a complete structure,from page one to the end,not something that can be split like music and the artwork.IMO,the cd is far from dead but is of another generation.   

Everything and Nothing / Re: Holiday season movie review thread
« on: January 02, 2011, 12:52:49 AM »
Take this with a grain of salt but what are persons in their 30s-50s seeing films Like Harry potter or tron made by adults whose target audiences are youth like 10 or 11 or teenagers or a bit older,never saw the appeal myself.sure,if you are into efxs why not ?
Saw Black Swan as my wife wanted to see it being a bit of a former ballet dancer herself and since I was so turned off by the fountain,just crap( wrestler was ok but only because of rourke)  I did not want to go but saw it anyway and yes,it was as bad as I thought it would be.With 20 minutes to go left and saw the end of tron( daft punk soundtrack was cool ) oh the lines in tron,your destiny awaits you my son- lol.
In black swan,I especially loved the shots of Natalie portman filmed from the waist up,using a body double for the below shots and wide shots ( those are the hard moves people) un believable.oh and yes,the day before my debut of swan lake in nyc,I am going to get wasted on E in a club,yeah right ! My wife and other dancers i spoke to said the film was pure fiction as a tale of dance companies, this film was maybe a portrayal of mental illness but let me tell you,roman Polanski in repulsion did it way better and that was 45 years ago. 

Everything and Nothing / Re: Can we have a serious talk about vinyl?
« on: December 23, 2010, 12:23:53 AM »
So many points. First thing,junk in junk out all the way down the line .I said this before but no question vinyl on proper playback sounds better than cd. If you are using some rubbish turntable you found used in a garage sale forget it .Cd sounds great and is preferred for the reasons mentioned,no noise,turn the disc over,etc.. On proper playback equipment- most recent progress being in the d/a convertors. Download- that is the future and the future is here.I-pod on proper playback with a dock to proper gear using lossless- impressive. I use lossless and wav and even iTunes sounds half decent. have all 3 and use maybe 15 percent vinyl,50 percent cd,35 iPod ( ripped from CDs )
Vinyl- look at pro-jeck turntables. We have several vinyl stores in Montreal and all are doing well.why,not sure but it is the younger crowd who never had records in the first place so maybe nostalgia.for me,I am still a cd person but not for much longer,downloads are the way.I think it would be cool for hypnos to release one 12 inch record more as an art project than for any sound reason. Yes,mike,the mastering of recent has been a real problem with the younger bands,sounds bad to me..

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio die purchase
« on: December 16, 2010, 09:37:31 PM »
Thank you Raymond !

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Alio die purchase
« on: December 16, 2010, 03:17:37 PM »
Wow 70 views not 1 answer on where to buy alio die,guess no one knows. Will contact steph directly.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Alio die purchase
« on: December 13, 2010, 11:13:24 PM »

Looking at the latest alio die ,la sala and Praha, do you buy his stuff in north america,including hsl, site has no links or do you just go direct,outside of the ones listed on hypnos.if direct,guess postage must be expensive in euros. Thanks.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / John foxx
« on: December 13, 2010, 09:48:14 PM »
Anyone here have John foxx- robin Guthrie mirrorball and John foxx dna? Looking for opinions. Thanks.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Recent music purchases
« on: December 03, 2010, 11:39:25 PM »
If you enjoy killing joke see them on tour in USA. They play Montreal Monday .love like blood and war dance are played right at the start.

Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Trying to contact mike g
« on: December 02, 2010, 10:08:26 PM »
We got ahold of each other for order thanks mike

Hypnos News and Announcements / Trying to contact mike g
« on: December 01, 2010, 11:36:16 PM »
Emails being returned tried correct address mike how do I contact you?

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 29, 2010, 09:22:55 PM »
Leftfield, just had that out last week,excellent.check one is my favorite track off that.
I read a few dismal reviews of the new Brian ferry. Lots of guests, no songs.
I was into ebm too in that same period. Chris and cosey,clock dva,test dept.,front 242.cabs just reissued Johnny yes no .just saw recoil this week,hydrology is excellent for those that are interested. Just Allan wilder on a laptop with another guy but cool visuals. Even played a dm song.
Recent listens;labraford- prazition,David sylvain-beekeepers apprentice ,databoem collection 1

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Immersion app
« on: October 26, 2010, 10:21:20 PM »
Just Got it today. Interface is great, nice stereo pan option. Well thought out mixes and options, much better than the Eno ones in my opinion. Now the question is- do you we need to buy anymore of Steves infinite playback CDs when we got this (notice humor) well worth the $3

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 25, 2010, 10:44:05 PM »
Brian mcbride- the effective disconnect: very sotl no surprise there but different than his last solo effort. More like tired or refinement. Film soundtrack.
Dead can dance- 2 cd live version recorded in Montreal
Deepchord-liumin 2 cd version- the second cd is more of interest to me field recordings Tokyo

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Immersion app
« on: October 25, 2010, 10:32:09 PM »
Anyone get the Steve roach immersion app yet? Looks interesting and of high quality audio loops. I often listen to the Robert rich app ( though as previously mentioned not the same as the DVD version) plus my phone is no hi fi listening device nice to have though if you really need a ambient break.

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: October 20, 2010, 06:15:32 PM »
Can we get a description of the orb- gilmour cd?anyone buy the 360 degree version?

Joy division- closer lp cloth bound edition circa 1981-$35-still have it
Kraftwerk cd bootleg-$40-sold it
Fax CDs the 500 copies versions circa 1994-$35-still have them

Everything and Nothing / Massive attack -Roger waters live
« on: October 20, 2010, 06:06:40 PM »
Went to see both this week,worth it if they come to your city. Massive played nearly 2 hours,incredible visuals and audio, reworked many of their songs with extended versions.They had thievery corporation as well, they did nothing for me.Roger waters, best visuals I have ever seen in 30 years of concert going next to pink Floyd division bell and kraftwerk. Quad sound, fireworks ,the pig,all of it. At up to $250 expensive but worth it. Try to get tickets in the middle to back of venue too close you loose the spectacle.this week too r sakamoto.

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