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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from chrisapple in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Yup. I vividly remember passing on it for 35€. I also no longer trust myself in any half-important issues since I  passed on it when it was on clearance for 15€ two years later, though. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from kannibal in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    If anyone with warped discs or other defects is considering reaching out to CH customer service, I highly recommend doing so. Just had a perfect correspondence asking for a replacement of Ampu LP1 and it’s all being taken care after one mail. They took my adress from my original order and ship it out on monday. Perfect. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Jim Steele in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    If anyone with warped discs or other defects is considering reaching out to CH customer service, I highly recommend doing so. Just had a perfect correspondence asking for a replacement of Ampu LP1 and it’s all being taken care after one mail. They took my adress from my original order and ship it out on monday. Perfect. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from tokimedo in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Wow, I thought the box set was pricey as hell, but with the individual releases stacking up to pretty much the same I’m almost willing to call it a cheapo haha.. 
     
    Also laughing about the CEO of Clouds Hill stating that people won’t have to worry about scalpers on eBay anymore. Wouldn’t have thought he’ll be trying to preemptively outscalp them all. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from chrisapple in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Wow, I thought the box set was pricey as hell, but with the individual releases stacking up to pretty much the same I’m almost willing to call it a cheapo haha.. 
     
    Also laughing about the CEO of Clouds Hill stating that people won’t have to worry about scalpers on eBay anymore. Wouldn’t have thought he’ll be trying to preemptively outscalp them all. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    The new remastering really pops the whole thing open, for sure. I did a quick A-B with the digital version and it’s all just glued together without any cohesiveness. This heavily compressed mastering doesn’t do the record any favor, I think. Those sweet analogue synths with the overall calmer, but trippy atmosphere and the drums just relentlessly going insane.. without a broad soundstage and lots of space it just doesn’t add up, I think. And the remaster is spacey and dynamic all the way.  
     
    If you should ever feel inclined to give that album another go, I’d give it a few weeks for high quality needle drops to pop up and try it out. It seems to be settled that the new remastering will stay vinyl only, unfortunately. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Gotcha, there’s no denying that De-Loused and Frances are the most popular and it’s easy to see why, also as a fan of the entire discography. What’s interesting to me is that my level of enjoyment of these albums has changed quite significantly during the last ten years, in which I barely listened to any of them at all. Having revisited them all during the last couple weeks has opened the later entries up drastically for me.  I also used to hate the meandering and more out there-parts of Frances back then and thoroughly enjoy the entirety of it today. I guess that’s just me growing as a music fan and finding loads of stuff like mid 70s Miles Davis fusion era immensely captivating which lends new colours and a renewed focus to TMVs output for me. 
     
    I grabbed a box set via CH early on and think that it’s, while a bit overpriced, yeah, a great value. Will spin these a lot. Good to see individual represses rather sooner than later. 
     
     
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    We listen to too many of the same bands and overlap too many threads to quarrel, haha.
    I get where he's coming from and in his defense – as a filthy casual who almost exclusively goes for De-Loused / FTM – I have been revisiting some of the less-celebrated albums of their discography and finding them less egregious and masturbatory than I remembered them being some years back.  I still think Octahedron is the red-headed stepchild of their discography, and everyone seems to unanimously shit on Noctourniquet.  [Did read that the new plates really open up the latter, though, giving it a fresh sheen for appreciation.]  So his points are valid.  But there's something to be said for the countless comments on FB / Reddit / etc. that confirm how many people are going to grab De-Loused and FTM, exclusively, and I think there's a reason for that.
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Fowty Dollaz in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    @Derek™ and @Eliminator Jr. just talking like actual human beings to one another on the internet. Pay attention VC, that was the most polite disagreement this place has seen. 
    2 thumbs up.
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    It's great that you're gun-ho about the entirety of their discography.  I have an ex who would wholeheartedly agree with you, and then there's the dude with the De-Loused avatar that'd probably give you a resounding thumbs-up, too.  But that post of mine [and predictions within] were based off the general verdict, where De-Loused + FTM have notably higher user scores and critic reviews in general.  Of course there are outliers and super fans; if you're one of them, I hope you copped the box and are enjoying it.
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Chrundle The Great in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    I respectfully disagree. Consistency is actually the main feat of this band IMO. I love De-Loused and Frances as much as the next guy, but apart from Octahedron, which I adore but is a bit tame, I would rate them all pretty much the same. Amputechture and Bedlam are my go-to albums most of the time. 
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    (Credit to @Your Ex-Wife for the idea on this one. )
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Karpatenhunde77 in Ambient Related Releases (Drone, Field Recording, Neo-Classical, Experimental)   
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Fowty Dollaz in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Just saw your post on CH IG stories. Glad to hear/ see it arrived in good shape. Fingers crossed for mine that is travelling to the other coast.
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Skacel in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Just arrived! It’s pretty stunning in person.. Also very well and professionally packaged, there’s not a single dent anywhere. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Fowty Dollaz in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Just arrived! It’s pretty stunning in person.. Also very well and professionally packaged, there’s not a single dent anywhere. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Justinadamk in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Mine shipped today and is supposed to be here tomorrow. I live 50 miles from the studio though. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Fowty Dollaz in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Mine shipped today and is supposed to be here tomorrow. I live 50 miles from the studio though. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from OneThreeOneTwo in Shoegaze/Dream Pop Thread   
    200 more tapes of the new Parannoul will be put up for preorder this Friday via bandcamp. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Mallcore_Melissa in Shoegaze/Dream Pop Thread   
    200 more tapes of the new Parannoul will be put up for preorder this Friday via bandcamp. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from Mallcore_Melissa in Shoegaze/Dream Pop Thread   
    Second tape run /200 up on bandcamp
     
    https://parannoul.bandcamp.com/album/to-see-the-next-part-of-the-dream?utm_content=fanpub_nfb_merch&utm_campaign=parannoul album to-see-the-next-part-of-the-dream&utm_medium=email&utm_source=merch_release
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to rooks in Proper care of signed records   
    so, you need to put it in a safe IMMEDIATELY.  Minimum of 6 inch thick stainless steel 316L gauge, submarine steel if you can find one made in that material. Inside the safe itself, place the signed record inside an airtight, vacuum sealed container. MAKE SURE no physical part of the album is touching ANYTHING else. Construct a room in your house which will be the main holding area - you'll need to construct some ramparts in case anyone comes by sea, and some trenches or a moat in case they come for it by land.  The room should be at least 25x25 in dimensions - and be sure to spring for the most expensive HVAC system you possibly can - you have NO IDEA how much value your record will lose if even a DROP of humidity touches it. Once you've got the room built and kitted out with the latest and greatest in humidity and temperature control - dig a shaft a MINIMUM of 50 feet deep. You'll need to hire a contractor who can install steel reinforced sides on this shaft so you are not at an increased risk from someone trying to tunnel in and steal the record. Lower the safe, with the record inside, down the shaft slowly - resting on the bottom where it has been stabilized against tectonic movement, earthquakes, etc.  Once the safe is safely (haha) at the bottom, you're going to want to fill in the shaft with concrete. Don't worry, the record is perfectly safe if you've followed the rest of this guide -- but this is THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP in making sure this record never sees the devilishly destructive UV rays of the sun or the horrific harm of humidity damage.
     
    If you want to display it, make sure you take a picture (flash OFF!!!!!!!!!) before completing the above steps - then frame the picture. 
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    Eliminator Jr. reacted to Derek™ in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    Even better news than I could’ve imagined or hoped for.  Holy shit.  Stream hype through the roof.
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from tdogg241 in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    They check everyone’s Last.fm and decide by Volta scrobbles per capita. 
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    Eliminator Jr. got a reaction from aopps42 in Soon? The Mars Volta   
    They check everyone’s Last.fm and decide by Volta scrobbles per capita. 
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