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Re: REVIEW: THE SOUND OF SILENCE I BOX SET by Austere
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2011, 09:18:35 PM »
If you have read the WHOLE conversation (did you?) then its more then clear that Austere reacted  - after Mike´s statement/idea for clear names - like they are in a huff ("If that means we can't post here").

Perhaps your English is lacking, or are one to take things too literally?  We'll chaulk it up to a misinterpertation of English in context, and perhaps a personal or cultural bias of some sort. Whatever the source, it's OK with us. If you believe we're in a "huff", do so continue. This is a simple statement.

If anonymous postings are not allowed in this (or other forums as well) then we can't post here. And that's OK. We don't want to be an exception if such a rule arises. We won't "not" be anonymous, and if anonymity is a problem, then we accept that our choice limits what we can do. Simple.

The only "huff" that one can read into that comes from the reader, not the writers. If such a policy was decided on, we would respect it, and support it, and certainly not ask for an exception.

We sense a strong amount of... projection? on our writings?  Wethinks they're not just funny, but also unintentionally holding up mirrors for people to see themselves in.

Your replies may be a "huff" (why do you even care, yeah?) but ours aren't. So sorry to disappoint. :o :o

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Re: REVIEW: THE SOUND OF SILENCE I BOX SET by Austere
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2011, 11:18:21 AM »
Received an email from Austere offering to send me this album.  Never got a reply or the album.  ???

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Re: REVIEW: THE SOUND OF SILENCE I BOX SET by Austere
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2011, 12:50:30 AM »
Received an email from Austere offering to send me this album.  Never got a reply or the album.  ???
The offer still stands, mate! We never got an IM from you, and our email address is broken (friend = webmaster = bastard)

So, so sorry about that - pls send an IM with your address, and we'll send you a loadda shite. Don't say we didn't warn you. :o  :o  ;D

Just to resurrect this... thing... we've broken out our broken Emily Berliner Record Etcher. Once we fix it, we will be producing one baker's dozen (13) only unique recordings. If you want a 78 RPM etched 120mm original, unique piece of work, IM us, and tell us why you're unique (hint: there is no wrong answer) :D

Now if we can just get this beastie workin'... if any youse liked the 120mm mini-LP, unique, etched, etc. just be the first baker's dozen and IM us here, so wethinks you can use the Web server address, austere@sound-o-mat.com. Both over either preferred.

Yours very truly, A

P.S. Truly, appy polly loggies to Mr. D. On, and to Forrest the Second, who's getting that loadda come morning.

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« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2011, 12:52:52 AM »
And cheers to SunDumbass, who will be posting a review here. Cheers, mate! Appreciated!

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Re: REVIEW: THE SOUND OF SILENCE I BOX SET by Austere
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2011, 05:56:45 PM »
Honest... no matter where you live... send an IM saying why you think you're unique (and you are, so you can't be wrong) and we'll send you a free 120mm etched 78 RPM record that is unique, just like you, FREE! Edition of 13.

If only, it's a gimcrack, but you can play it safely on any record player at 45/33 RPM.

Oh, and stealing from Steve (Sonic Youth) Shelley and Jad Fair's project "Mosquito" 7" - WARNING: PESKY LOCKED GROOVES.

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Re: REVIEW: THE SOUND OF SILENCE I BOX SET by Austere
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2011, 11:12:59 AM »
Now I'm scared

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Re: REVIEW: THE SOUND OF SILENCE I BOX SET by Austere
« Reply #46 on: November 28, 2011, 07:39:59 AM »
"Now I'm scared"   LOL!   No kidding!

Me thinks one of the Austere's were up a tad too late.  ;-)

John

p.s.  We're still a 'go' for releasing the new full length Austere - Euterpe album in January on Relaxed Machinery (CDR here in the Hypnos store as always - and gratefully to Mike / Lena).   Still sorting some remaining nitpick issues on art and such, but looking like a solid January release.

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Re: REVIEW: THE SOUND OF SILENCE I BOX SET by Austere
« Reply #47 on: December 01, 2011, 12:48:58 PM »
BTW, I'm enjoying "Euterpe" as I type this...  nice and minimal, very clear and up-front, with the usual Austere surrealness thrown in...  gonna give this a few spins today to let it soak in.
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Re: REVIEW: THE SOUND OF SILENCE I BOX SET by Austere
« Reply #48 on: December 01, 2011, 02:00:24 PM »
You must've gotten an advance copy direct from the Austerinos.   I've been listening to it for about a year now - it has some lovely moments in it  - wonderful repetition and surprises.

Really - getting the art sorted seems to be our only sticking point.  We'll get it sorted before release date mid-January!

 
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Re: REVIEW: THE SOUND OF SILENCE I BOX SET by Austere
« Reply #49 on: December 01, 2011, 05:40:27 PM »

p.s.  We're still a 'go' for releasing the new full length Austere - Euterpe album in January on Relaxed Machinery (CDR here in the Hypnos store as always - and gratefully to Mike / Lena).   Still sorting some remaining nitpick issues on art and such, but looking like a solid January release.

Ahhhhhh.....this makes now sense...still anybody saying all this was a random issue?  ;D

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Re: REVIEW: THE SOUND OF SILENCE I BOX SET by Austere
« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2011, 07:41:18 AM »
It's never been secret Austere was releasing on rM... 
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« Reply #51 on: December 12, 2011, 09:54:25 AM »
Ahhhhhh.....this makes now sense...still anybody saying all this was a random issue?  ;D
Yup. Poor Joseph made the mistake of posting a review. But it's all a big conspiracy. Sheesh.  ::) ::) ::)

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Re: REVIEW: THE SOUND OF SILENCE I BOX SET by Austere
« Reply #52 on: December 12, 2011, 11:03:05 AM »
I received Austere's 2008 box this past week (thanks Austere), and have been slowly making my way through it.  The package was somewhat disorienting, though in a friendly, DIY-sort of way that reminds of some of the stranger packages from the ambient-industrial scene of the 80s (my favorite from that time was an undergroup French cassette comp packaged liked a slab of meat in a styrofoam tray).  I'm thankful not to have found the pubic hair that was mentioned on the checklist for the package.  After a temporary brain freeze, I realized that tiny mp3 player in the package was in fact a flash drive.  In my version there were about 4 CDs worth of ambient pieces (in mp3 format at 320 kbps), another 6 hours of guitar demos (which were somewhat marginal), and a few sonic curios.  I preferred the more formal ambient pieces, especially the longform piece "The Cuce," the piece "Tea-Totalled" from the Drone Download Project and a unreleased piece "Phadin."  These pieces are certainly worthy of a broader circulation than 50, though maybe in a more condensed version.

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