Started by happydogs, May 27, 2012, 03:20:47 PM
Quote from: happydogs on May 31, 2012, 07:52:28 AMJust to be clear, I wasn't suggesting that anybody pirate or illegally distribute anything.
Quote from: happydogs on May 27, 2012, 03:20:47 PMI've been hunting down some rare music, often called "orphaned works." These are recordings that have been abandoned by their owners (artists, labels). Many of these have never made it into the digital age (cds, digital downloads). Or, they were released briefly on cd or online but have now long been out of print. I'm learning that there seem to be a group of digital "monks" out there that are trying to save some of these recordings from being lost to time. Some seem to be gathering in out of the way online "rooms" (IRC) and file-sharing programs (Soulseek), trying to keep this music available and not forgotten. Sadly, the artists don't get the rewards for their hard work. But there's not another alternative for those who love some of these recordings.I'm wondering if there are others out there looking for some rare items. And if you would share your list of those items you've been looking for forever. Or that you have saved on vinyl or cassette, trying to keep them safe before their physical format tires or expires.Here's my list as a conversation starter:Usha - Die MorgenroteMichel Genest - Harmonic 33William Linton - WayfarerWilliam Linton, Tony Gerber, Mason Stevens - Cosmic FlightWilliam Linton - Traveler's TalesCyrille Verdeaux - Love & EcstasyDon Robertson - Celestial AscentDon Robertson - Starmusic ... and several other releasesDon Campbell - Crystal MeditationsDon Campbell - Lightning on the Moon ... and othersMalcolm Cecil - RadianceMychael Danna - planets, stars and galaxiesMychael Danna - mars the journey beginsJordan De La Sierra - Gymnosphere: Song Of The RoseKlaus Schønning - LydglimtHiroshi Yoshimura - GreenHiroshi Yoshimura - Mori No YoakeDidier Bocquet - EclipseLorq Damon - Journey To The Land Of Forgotten DreamsRyuichi Sugimoto - The Arctic IILet's keep this music alive!If only we could do something to get these at least online and available (iTunes, CDbaby, Google Music, Amazon Music, etc.).......
Quote from: drone on on May 30, 2012, 01:00:00 PMThis is a good topic. Yes, it seems like there are some great releases that just disappear and you can only find them on CD for outrageous prices (or not at all!). My list includes: Suso Saiz-Hypnotics. Amazing guitar drone album. Should've been huge, but sadly, not many heard it or had access to it. Solitaire-the pre-"Ritual Ground" releases that were on Musique Intemporelle in Germany. Also, their Recycle or Die release "Fearless" from 1995. BTW, what happened to Elmar Schulte??? I thought he was supposed to be resurrecting Solitaire several years ago with new music... Yagya-Rhythm of Snow. The fact this was not re-printed or reissued by now (or even on iTunes) is getting very annoying now! My most wanted item. em:t label (Woob 2, Miasma, Qubism, etc.) Never understood why these have not been re-issued or at least available somewhere (and I don't mean those free illegal download sites)