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On my immediate wantlist of the Japan CD pressings is David Bowie's "Heroes," because I listened to the 1999 remaster last night in my car and it's just horrible.  The volume is cranked to 11 and crazy on the compression.  Just really unlistenable.  I originally had it on cassette in the mid-80's and then I believe I had the early CD back then too.  I'll have to go after the Europe or USA discs from the 80's on RCA that were made in Japan.  These are supposedly the best versions.  But my "Scary Monsters" 1999 remaster sounds very good.  The volume is cranked but not to the level where it ruins the sound, which is overall very good.   

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 13, 2016, 10:17:42 AM »
Most of the critical/questioning comments following my initial post are just not worth responding to.  So I won't. 

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Independent Music Reviews / Re: My review of "Endless" CDr by Jaja
« on: January 12, 2016, 10:12:07 PM »
Jaja is indeed an excellent artist.  I have her two previous CDs (CDR) , Stellamare and Starlight.  The packaging is phenomenal.  Very high quality music and packaging.  You can tell a lot of time and effort went into these productions.  I encourage all to visit her bandcamp page.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 12, 2016, 10:01:29 PM »
I heartily disagree.  The number symbolizes the antichrist, destruction of God's creation, and hell on Earth.  Not exactly nature loving peacenik from what I can tell.  Also a Satanist and atheist are two completely different belief systems.  But again, no one is accusing here.  It's just an extremely odd number to choose as the price of a download, which could elicit unintended responses from some.  That's all.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 12, 2016, 12:52:35 PM »
I wonder if there's a "backward masking" bonus track if you pay the $6.66.  8)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 12, 2016, 11:36:18 AM »
Flip is right.  Get a clue about what?  So the "666" was a joke?  ???

I never accused anyone of being a devil worshipper.  I asked the question if he was a Satanist.  Freedom of speech says express your opinion and believe what you want to believe, and release music if you want to release it.  That's fine.  If you want to worship the Devil, knock yourself out.  But if an artist was a Satanist I would not support anything they do. 

Because there was no denial to my question, I will not even click on the track previews.  Good luck.   

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: David Bowie 1947 - 2016
« on: January 11, 2016, 01:39:56 PM »
"I've never done good things
I've never done bad things
I never did anything out of the blue"

--my favorite line from my favorite Bowie song, "Ashes to Ashes" (1980)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: David Bowie 1947 - 2016
« on: January 11, 2016, 11:25:04 AM »
I was afraid to open this, just as with the Pete Namlook death announcement a few years back, hoping it wasn't true or some kind of weird joke.  Wow, I'm truly shocked.  A master artist and true innovator.  I'm sure he lived a richly rewarding and incredible life.   Rest in peace Mr. Bowie. 

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 09, 2016, 01:46:39 AM »
You priced this at $6.66?  Is that a joke?  Because I would never support any artist that is a Satanist. 

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2016, 04:09:23 PM »
I love Black Sabbath too.  Careful with those remasters, though.  To me the originals are best, save for Master of Reality.  Some of the albums just got butchered.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: FAX Re-issues
« on: January 07, 2016, 04:01:52 PM »
As long as they don't f*** wit my boy Pete, it's all good.

I must say, that Dark Side of the Moog box looks nice, although the bonus disc is very gimmicky because  you really aren't getting rare or unreleased music.  Just to prod you into buying it basically.  I've noticed people selling their Moog discs on eBay lately so you  know they're buying it.                 

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Hypnos releases for 2015 ?
« on: January 06, 2016, 03:44:54 PM »
What and when is the next Hypnos release? 

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Well of course it went well!   ;D

I had another bad experience on Discogs where I had to file a Paypal claim.  Another case of "remasters" being sent to me when I ordered the original UK cd's.  They also listed them as "like new" and they all had scratches on them.  The seller expected me to spend $15 to ship these back to him before he issued a refund.  As a seller, if I made that mistake I'd refund the buyer and just cut my losses and learn from my mistake.  In this case the guy lost a few CD's he didn't get much for, maybe $7 each, but yet he's going to reimburse me another $15 to send them back to him?  It doesn't make sense and is not even worth it.  I did that with another guy (actually spent the $15 and sent back to him) who sent me a CD in poor condition, like it had been used as a frisbeee on a cement playground, who listed it as "like new."  He then admitted he "shouldn't have listed as like new," but insisted it wasn't in poor condition.  I don't want to country bash, but the last 3 or 4 such incidents all came from the UK.  I hope these people actually reimburse the $15 to ship back, otherwise it's more money and time wasted.   

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CD Shipping costs.
« on: January 04, 2016, 10:55:49 AM »
That's what I figured.  It's called the corporate takeover of America.  After Obama has let all the terrorists in, the physical takeover by terrorists via the NWO isn't far behind.  So mailing CDs won't be a concern.  Don't know why I never thought of this.

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With all the dark energies being linked to this bloodmoon event, I wasn't enthralled with the concept, including artwork and coaster.  Kinda creepy to me.  Great music though.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 04, 2016, 12:38:09 AM »
Re:  Create CD.  To me this release just meanders nowhere for an hour, cool beats but too repetitive.  They could've done more here.  it's ok, but I rarely play it.  Create 2 is way better than this IMO. 

Re: ASC *Fervent Dream.  Mostly redundant to previous releases.  My ears only perked up at the final piece, which luckily is 20 minutes long since it's very good.  I really do not like these digipaks Silent Season is doing now.  No spine label?  Now that is dumb.  Virtually no text on the front or back covers.  Their previous compilation, 3 CDs worth, had the most boring artwork I've ever seen.  Just the name of the album in black lettering on white background, no spine label, no track titles or even artist names on back cover.   At least they upped the limitation to 500 this time so you didn't have to buy one the first two days it was released.

Currently listening:  Pink Floyd "Test flight" 1977 Animals tour live bootleg, Joy Division "London 02-08-1979". 

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Biosphere on BC
« on: January 04, 2016, 12:10:42 AM »
Seems a tad late to the party, but good for him, and the fans.  Is he still making music?  Haven't seen anything new for years now.  I was never a big fan anyway.  Always thought his stuff was overrated, even combined with Namlook. 

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The people who bought the book are likely the ones who fly from all over to Tucson to see one concert.  I would never do that for any artist or band.  I don't care who it is.  I once drove like 80 miles one way to a concert and it wasn't worth the money, time, and stress.  Some people can afford the Roach workshops.  It would be nice to attend but, like the $150 book, I just cannot afford to be that big of a fan.  The music is enough for me.  I'm not criticizing anyone for how they spend their money.  I hope they enjoy the book if they bought one.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CD Shipping costs.
« on: January 03, 2016, 11:51:28 PM »
I sent one CD to UK airmail and it was almost $14.  This is absolutely CRIMINAL!!  but then again the US government is criminal including our president so it doesn't surprise me.  They spend trillions on military and trillions disappear unaccounted for and they've more than DOUBLED the international rate from a couple years ago.  It used to be about $6.  Now when I sell music on Discogs, I hardly get international buyers.  If I do get an order outside the US, I feel bad and almost guilty, and wonder if they think I'm just ripping them off.  If they want it registered it's an extra $12!!!  So that's $26.  Oh and don't forget the bubble mailer $1.50.   I only pay around $10-$12 for registered when I order outside US.  Regular airmail is about $7 to US on average.  I wonder what the government explanation is for these outrageous charges.  I asked USPS staff and they don't know why. 

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 31, 2015, 12:49:00 PM »
Swans-Swans Are Dead.  1996 live double album.  Don't care much for the new Swans material, but they were awesome in the early to mid 90's, mainly because they were more accessible/music oriented rather than the sludgy noisy stuff from the 80's.  Distinct for being the loudest band I ever saw live.  My ears rang for like two days.   

Seefeel-Succour.  Seefeel never did much for me when I heard them first in the 90's.  I just bought this one, which came out in 1995, for $5 used and it is excellent.  Sort of an ambient industrial Cocteau Twins, speaking of whom they recorded this in the Cocteau's studio and worked with them back in the 90's. 

Rapoon-Live at KFJC 1996.  Bonus disc on the Fires of the Borderlands reissue.  Simply amazing recording of Robin Storey at the peak of his powers.  If you liked the Kirghiz Light and that period of '94-'96, this is essential.

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