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  1. #1581
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    Quote Originally Posted by step one View Post
    on a brighter note, Chopped Herring coming with the SOP reissue + demo goodness. Don't usually buy these ltd edition things but was straight on this.

    https://shop.choppedherringrecords.com/product/sopep/

    Pleased they haven't included the original version of Styles as I finally forked out for an original copy a couple of years back to upgrade from the bootleg 6 track comp I'd had it on since 95
    Damn.. I'm not pleased haha. Really want Styles on vinyl and thought this would be my chance to not spend $100+ on it

  2. #1582
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    Adagio - NY To Philly EP to be reissued in a couple of months with some extra unreleased material.

    Yet this is just another rant:
    I'm wondering what today's vinyl boom shenanigans mean for tomorrow's 2nd hand market. Not only pressing plants are being sloppy as fuck, not only labels assign artwork & mastering to the kid next door to save some money but they also source their reissues from used tape, CD & vinyl copies... with the artists' blessings. Is the following generation going to be dealing with a market where there won't be any clear difference between legit & bootleg quality? And who's gonna tell them what's what?

    So, just for the record:
    - Some of you might remember the DNA - Bronx Criminal County reissue parody from a while ago. The group's members eventually backed the alleged bootlegger's 2nd batch but they also said they never sent him any audio or visual material. It was probably a vinyl rip that was used and anyone who didn't follow that story will never know.

    - I was mildly interested in the SCU - Brace Yo Delf vinyl issue until I heard the snippets. The one track I was after is of much lower quality compared to the rest, sounds like an amateurish vinyl rip, and that was a deal breaker for me. I'm left to assume that the rest of the album is taken from a CD rip.

    - Combined Operation - Sessions, recently issued on vinyl. Hype has been built for months, finally released and by reading through the label's Facebook comments I found out it's another vinyl rip. I steered clear but the damn thing was sold out within days. Noone else read / noone cares?


    Remember when Heavy Jewelz released Gee Rock's Strait Outta Jerzee on vinyl and openly stated that it was from a tape rip hence the super low price? Good times, noone seems to follow their example though.

  3. #1583
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    I wonder how many records are actually being played too, so many poorly pressed records and no proper thought to the design. A lot of people seem happier with coloured vinyl than how it actually sounds!

  4. #1584
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    Wait, what? You actually PLAY records? I thought they where for collection purposes only..

  5. #1585
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    I've lost count of the number of times I've bought a record pressed in the last 3-4 years and its sounded beat up right out of the shrink.

    Hissing, pops, flat sound, warps, non-fill... you name it.

    Just gets thrown in the collection and rarely played again.

  6. #1586
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    According to a 2016 research that everybody quotes, 48% of vinyl buyers don't actually listen to records. That's... that's crazy.

  7. #1587
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    Quote Originally Posted by stilts View Post
    Wait, what? You actually PLAY records? I thought they where for collection purposes only..
    Vynilz strictly for the gram shuuuuuuuun

    I'd forgotten about the DNA 12" and the discogs mod fun!

  8. #1588
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    i bet all these picture disc reissues all sound great at the price !!!!
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    beats like ice cream, rhymes are like sprinkles...

  9. #1589
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    Buys ltd gold technics to play picture discs, could be why they're selling it! Jesper needs to get selling those Sam Fox raers

  10. #1590
    Quote Originally Posted by speck View Post
    Adagio - NY To Philly EP to be reissued in a couple of months with some extra unreleased material.

    Yet this is just another rant:
    I'm wondering what today's vinyl boom shenanigans mean for tomorrow's 2nd hand market. Not only pressing plants are being sloppy as fuck, not only labels assign artwork & mastering to the kid next door to save some money but they also source their reissues from used tape, CD & vinyl copies... with the artists' blessings. Is the following generation going to be dealing with a market where there won't be any clear difference between legit & bootleg quality? And who's gonna tell them what's what?

    So, just for the record:
    - Some of you might remember the DNA - Bronx Criminal County reissue parody from a while ago. The group's members eventually backed the alleged bootlegger's 2nd batch but they also said they never sent him any audio or visual material. It was probably a vinyl rip that was used and anyone who didn't follow that story will never know.

    - I was mildly interested in the SCU - Brace Yo Delf vinyl issue until I heard the snippets. The one track I was after is of much lower quality compared to the rest, sounds like an amateurish vinyl rip, and that was a deal breaker for me. I'm left to assume that the rest of the album is taken from a CD rip.

    - Combined Operation - Sessions, recently issued on vinyl. Hype has been built for months, finally released and by reading through the label's Facebook comments I found out it's another vinyl rip. I steered clear but the damn thing was sold out within days. Noone else read / noone cares?


    Remember when Heavy Jewelz released Gee Rock's Strait Outta Jerzee on vinyl and openly stated that it was from a tape rip hence the super low price? Good times, noone seems to follow their example though.
    Whilst I agree with the sentiment of this, there are indeed a lot of sub-par releases being dropped in terms of quality control and labels really do need to start holding pressing plants accountable for delivering flat vinyl (it's harder than it sounds though), I wouldn't be quite so quick to hate on vinyl rips... in many instances it's the best audio source available and is a well recognised archiving technique even used by labels such as Blue Note (so I've heard) where the original master tapes aren't available... it's inevitable with some of these obscure hip-hop releases that masters either won't be available or accessible and so a vinyl rip is often the next best option... certainly there are several DWG releases sourced from vinyl rips that sound absolutely fine... there's a significant difference between a professionally engineered vinyl rip done on audiophile equipment in a professional sound studio and some kid ripping his favourite 12" on a USB turntable and sending it to press... but again that comes back to your sentiment as to the amateurishness of some labels nowadays... that's all, as you were...

 

 

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