Author Topic: when music is painful  (Read 3331 times)

jkn

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2738
  • cake or death? cake please.
    • View Profile
    • Relaxed Machinery
when music is painful
« on: January 13, 2011, 09:04:46 AM »
I was reading the "end of the world as we know it... I mean end of the album in cd format, etc..." thread and chuckled at the lists of what you can't do with a file (like hanging them from the ceiling in mobile, etc...)

Reminds me of when I accidentally left my copy of Steve Roach - Early Man on the floor.  And kicked it.

Now of course - that sounds innocent enough.

But the first release of Early Man was between two slabs of slate.

OOOOOowwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!

 ;D


John Koch-Northrup .: jkn [AT] johei.com .: owner / artist .: http://relaxedmachinery.com .: http://twitter.com/jkn .: http://flickr.com/johei

richardgurtler

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 477
    • View Profile
    • My Discogs profile and shop
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 11:11:37 AM »
Collector's items can't be left on the floor!!!  ;)

Richard

ffcal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 880
    • View Profile
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 02:21:01 PM »
OOOOOowwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!

Early man -slate version 1, John 0...;)

I picked up this version, too, though the later Projekt version had a bonus disc.

Forrest

jkn

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2738
  • cake or death? cake please.
    • View Profile
    • Relaxed Machinery
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011, 02:48:08 PM »
Yeah - I've got both also...  :-)

Such a good album.

It did seriously hurt...  toe hit a corner... felt like I about split my toe open.   I didn't... but it felt like it.   Slate stays on shelf now. 

John Koch-Northrup .: jkn [AT] johei.com .: owner / artist .: http://relaxedmachinery.com .: http://twitter.com/jkn .: http://flickr.com/johei

mgriffin

  • Hypnos Founder
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6993
  • Life is a memory, and then it is nothing.
    • View Profile
    • www.hypnos.com
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 02:54:42 PM »
When that slate ltd edition of Early Man came out, I had these big boxes with 10-12 copies each on the bottom shelf in Hypnos HQ and I kept tripping over them. They weren't just heavy, they were bigger than normal CDs, something like 7" square.
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) hypnos.com | http://hypnos.com | http://twitter.com/mgsoundvisions

lena

  • Hypnos Manager/Life Manager
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3184
    • View Profile
    • hypnos.com
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011, 02:55:33 PM »
Oh, you have no idea how many times I've hurt my clumsy self climbing around on the hypnos storage shelves, trying to collect restock...  :P
When I die, I'm leaving my body to science fiction.

jdh

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 172
    • View Profile
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #6 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 too.now I got 2 early man CDs exactly the same in two sleeves.though the slate was a cool item no question.

mgriffin

  • Hypnos Founder
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6993
  • Life is a memory, and then it is nothing.
    • View Profile
    • www.hypnos.com
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 09:55:09 AM »
Anybody remember the Aube release "Metal de Metal?" Packaged between two sheets of thin galvanized sheet metal (maybe 30 gauge, high spangle -- is my day job showing through here?) held together with an even thinner, sharper-edged metal clip?

I hated handling that disc. We only sold it briefly, but I owned a personal copy as well. "Risk of severing an artery" should not be a consideration when mulling over which CD to play from your collection.
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) hypnos.com | http://hypnos.com | http://twitter.com/mgsoundvisions

jkn

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2738
  • cake or death? cake please.
    • View Profile
    • Relaxed Machinery
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 11:32:49 AM »
Wow... that sheet metal release.   I think I've heard of that before.  Scary!

John Koch-Northrup .: jkn [AT] johei.com .: owner / artist .: http://relaxedmachinery.com .: http://twitter.com/jkn .: http://flickr.com/johei

mgriffin

  • Hypnos Founder
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6993
  • Life is a memory, and then it is nothing.
    • View Profile
    • www.hypnos.com
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 11:41:11 AM »
Not only dangerously sharp, but you had to bend the clip open every time you wanted to play the disc. It was cheap, thin metal so after a few dozen repetitions, it frequently broke. I loved the Manifold label (which I believe was behind this release) but it was a crap package.
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) hypnos.com | http://hypnos.com | http://twitter.com/mgsoundvisions

mgriffin

  • Hypnos Founder
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6993
  • Life is a memory, and then it is nothing.
    • View Profile
    • www.hypnos.com
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 11:42:15 AM »
Here it is:



[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) hypnos.com | http://hypnos.com | http://twitter.com/mgsoundvisions

richardgurtler

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 477
    • View Profile
    • My Discogs profile and shop
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2011, 12:19:33 PM »
And what about leaving this one on the floor... ;D



By the way, Einleitungszeit is noise industrial project from Slovakia, this is special "handmade" edition from 1999. Trust me, I know what I am talking about and also I still remember blisters on my hands when helping these guys to cut the metal plates for these boxes...

http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=408120
http://www.discogs.com/Einleitungszeit-Doba-Úvodu/release/408120

Richard



EDIT:  fixed link.  John
« Last Edit: January 14, 2011, 12:34:19 PM by jkn »

richardgurtler

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 477
    • View Profile
    • My Discogs profile and shop
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2011, 12:28:40 PM »
Let's see if the link will be correct now:

http://www.discogs.com/Einleitungszeit-Doba-Úvodu/release/408120



EDIT:   I fixed the link for you!   John
« Last Edit: January 14, 2011, 12:33:50 PM by jkn »

richardgurtler

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 477
    • View Profile
    • My Discogs profile and shop
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2011, 12:55:09 PM »
Thanks, John!!!

jkn

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2738
  • cake or death? cake please.
    • View Profile
    • Relaxed Machinery
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2011, 01:09:50 PM »
No problem!   

With links that don't work for whatever reason... the trick is to surround the link with the "url" tag.   It'll look like below in the window you type in... but it'll just be a link when you post it.

Code: [Select]
[url]http://relaxedmachinery.com[/url]
John Koch-Northrup .: jkn [AT] johei.com .: owner / artist .: http://relaxedmachinery.com .: http://twitter.com/jkn .: http://flickr.com/johei

ffcal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 880
    • View Profile
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2011, 02:05:41 PM »
I used to own this one, too.  Cool package in the abstract, but a pain to open up, I agree.  Kind of reminds me of Durutti Column's infamous sandpaper packaging for its first album, or maybe the vinyl version of PIL's Metal Box.  Cool to look at, until you had to open it up to play it.

Forrest

Here it is:





Scott M2

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 636
    • View Profile
    • dreamSTATE
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2011, 02:52:17 PM »
I have the Aube CD "Seton" which had "stone" as it's sound source
and some sort of cement cover. Another one to be treated carefully.  



rik had it at the ping things table in the early 2000's and it was
pretty irresistible. Alan Bloor (Pholde/Knurl) told me about a CD he
got that was packaged between 2 circular saw blades with a bolt
though the middle. Careful with that CD Eugene!
 

Seren

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 997
    • View Profile
Re: when music is painful
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2011, 04:56:25 AM »
seems like we need to come up with some extreme ideas for packaging here.

Tesla Coils anyone? ;D