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So I guess everyone is chilling over Easter and having a nice long weekend what with the bank holidays…?

Yeah, not me. I’m working the whole four day weekend…
Raking in that Bank holiday bonus pay.

dronemuzak:

constantwaiting:

420lbsound:

Drone and Evil synced. One continuous track in flac and also split into three songs in ogg.

BUT WHY? Listen to both discs on separate sound sources or one at a time. Syncing the two discs is largely pointless because disc Drone is just drones - there’s no rhythmic content and subsequently no real way it can be ‘out of sync’… Flattening both discs into stereo just totally kills the atmosphere and the point of there being two discs though.
If you only have the digital files put one disc on an ipod/MP3 player and play it through external speakers, and the other disc through your computer or something (use the better speakers for disc Evil). That way you have the spacial delights of quadrophonic sound and the ability to control the volume of the two elements independently (which is cool because sometimes the drones seem so subtle you wanna turn them up). It becomes a much more involved and enjoyable experience. I recommend putting the drones behind you.

I can get why people have stereo mixdowns of Zaireeka because it’s SUCH a hassle to listen to as intended (setting up four different sound sources and getting all of them in sync is quite a challenge - though I totally recommend everyone experiences it at some point)… But this… No. It’s easy to listen to this from different two sources and synchronicity isn’t even an issue because unlike Zaireeka there are no issues with the discs being in time.

Some people lack access to two sources to play the music from that isn’t the atrocious quality of laptop speakers. That is arguably worse than putting them into stereo. It’s the same as why people listen to Eleh on headphones because they have inferior speakers.

Yes, in which case, one disc at a time is probably the way to go… The discs are mixed and mastered separately - for playback through separate units, not the same set of speakers. If you do a straight mixdown just layering the tracks on top of one another you get digital clipping straight away which is fucking horrible. If you reduce the levels of both tracks then you’re still adding frequencies which are going to be occupying the same places and muddying the whole thing up. There’s quite a difference to how sounds interact in the digital world to how they react when meeting acoustically. It’s quite a different case to using headphones vs speakers as you’re messing with the way the piece interacts with itself as well as how you interact with the piece… 

I’ve listened to this album a LOT in a lot of different ways and combinations of speakers. Personally I’d rather listen to this with a less-than-great second pair of speakers than a mixdown because either way there’s a tradeoff in fidelity, but with the extra speakers you have more of a sense of space. If you’re playing both at the same time you get some degree of masking and that can do a fair bit to alleviate the issues of less than stellar audio equipment. Always disc drone on the inferior speakers though. There is a cutoff at which point crap speakers (crappy built in laptop speakers being the main culprit) just aren’t even worth it, but it’s more because of effort and the narrow stereo field than fidelity. But I’d still always recommend both discs separately over a mixdown…

I mean, people are free to do whatever, but man… This is a killer album and I think it deserves a little effort. Plus (and I’m generalising here) I think more people have more sources of decent enough sound than they even realise… DVD players, HiFi, computer, ipod docks / anything with an aux in…
I’d just recommend anything other than a mixdown though.

Out of curiosity - have you listened to it on multiple sound sources?

420lbsound:

Drone and Evil synced. One continuous track in flac and also split into three songs in ogg.

BUT WHY? Listen to both discs on separate sound sources or one at a time. Syncing the two discs is largely pointless because disc Drone is just drones - there’s no rhythmic content and subsequently no real way it can be ‘out of sync’… Flattening both discs into stereo just totally kills the atmosphere and the point of there being two discs though.
If you only have the digital files put one disc on an ipod/MP3 player and play it through external speakers, and the other disc through your computer or something (use the better speakers for disc Evil). That way you have the spacial delights of quadrophonic sound and the ability to control the volume of the two elements independently (which is cool because sometimes the drones seem so subtle you wanna turn them up). It becomes a much more involved and enjoyable experience. I recommend putting the drones behind you.

I can get why people have stereo mixdowns of Zaireeka because it’s SUCH a hassle to listen to as intended (setting up four different sound sources and getting all of them in sync is quite a challenge - though I totally recommend everyone experiences it at some point)… But this… No. It’s easy to listen to this from different two sources and synchronicity isn’t even an issue because unlike Zaireeka there are no issues with the discs being in time.

This is an interesting read, and offers a few different viewpoints on the day. The comments are a good read, too. I’m not really a fan of record store day - the most compelling reason I would have for going this year is that Music & Video Exchange offer 10% off all second hand stock, though if it’s anything like last year their shops will be so horrendously busy that I wouldn’t be able to have a proper look…

tumblerete:

Steve Albini & Zeni Geva - The model (Kraftwerk cover)

queerbeerz:

aneternalscoutandabrownie:

jamesmdavisson:

So far, I have been enjoying the Adventures of Business Cat a great deal, possibly more than is appropriate for an adult human. (All of these are from the webcomic Happy Jar)

UPDATE: Now with more Business.

YES ALL THE BUSINESS CAT STRIPS IN ONE PLACE

Aw yiss, Business Cat!
GG Allin - Don't Talk To Me
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brandybonin:

GG Allin and The Jabbers - Don’t Talk To Me (1980)

Why does no one teach you how to know whether you’ve been paying too much tax and what to do about it?
That shit should be taught in schools. It’s a billion times more useful than knowing how an oxbow lake forms…

Marissa Nadler - Drive
41 plays

m15pf:

marissa nadler // “drive” [july]

Pharaoh Overlord - Transatlantic
17 plays

trulyunpleasant:

Pharaoh Overlord is the coolest.

Repetition is good.
Repetition is good.
Repetition is good.

This is seriously the best shit to listen to at work.

Mastodon - Oblivion
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dragonnebula:

Mastodon - Oblivion

Holy fuck, this album came out 5 years ago

Holy fuck, Blood Mountain came out 8 years ago

captaingumdrop:

muddaytires:

1037135:

self-dunk

……”uh oh”

you can see the exact moment where it realizes how bad it fucked up

captaingumdrop:

muddaytires:

1037135:

self-dunk

……”uh oh”

you can see the exact moment where it realizes how bad it fucked up

constantwaiting:

Listen/purchase: Apparitions by Poisk

Hypnotic loops which snowball into intense spaced out dreamscapes. Ethereal psychedelic tones and drones for late nights and hazy days. 

All sounds made entirely by electric guitar played with various objects. 
All pieces improvised and played in one take.

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