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  1. achillesstand7

    Jazz Music & Records Thread

    Blue Note Music Matters 33RPM series is back! (But unfortunately, even more expensive. $60 a piece.) Here's the blurb from the email. Here’s the thing….. Our mission at Music Matters has always been to get lovers of Blue Note jazz as close to the music as possible. We are obsessed with bringing listeners back to that studio in New Jersey, back to the very sessions when the musicianscame together and played. The musicians brought all their hardships into that studio - the struggle to create art - a living, breathing art, while having to endure the endless injustice and insult of racism, as we have seen in countless anecdotes and biographies. But they also brought hope and dignity and discipline and genius and joy, too. They brought it all, the terrible and the sublime, into every session. And time after time they transformed it all and put it back into the world as some of the most beautiful and profound art created in the United States or anywhere else. Ever. And Rudy Van Gelder got it all on tape, every timeless bit of it. The only reason we would come back with more would be if we heard those sessions again in a way that struck even veteran pros like us with the force of new revelation, in a way that gave us the sensation of hearing more fully and deeply from within the music itself than ever before. Put simply, we felt like we had to share it with you. So, we’ve found that reason….. And it’s the vinyl! We’ve long wanted to get our all-analog re-masters of the original Van Gelder tapes onto something quiet and revealing, something that surpassed any vinyl formula ever developed. So, for the past two years, in collaboration with Record Technology and TPC Plastics we’ve been working on a vinyl formula that not only matches but surpasses the quality of the quietest vinyl ever put into production. Friends, we’ve finally achieved that goal! We call it “SRX Vinyl.” SRX stands for “Silent Running Xperience.” SRX is our own proprietary formula, conceived and developed by Rick Hashimoto of Record Technology and manufactured by TPC Plastics. Its noise floor is fathoms lower than any other vinyl we know of out there past or present. Records pressed with it look like normal black discs until you hold them up to the light and see that they are translucent and smoky, silvery gray in color. What matters most though, is the sound of the music. The near-perfect silence of SRX Vinyl virtually frees the music from groove noise and draws you further into the listening space, setting it in relief so distinct, full and spacious it’s nearly sculptural. You hear more of what’s on the original tapes, not only of the notes played on the instruments but the sense of the event itself. There’s a richer sense of being in the presence of human souls breathing, plucking, blowing, pressing …. Working on and out via their instruments. You hear them searching together, conjuring the music with one another, putting that beauty into the world once again, right now, right here. That’s our reason for continuing and we can’t think of a better one. This time around and for the time being we’re doing 12 titles, released all at once. All twelve titles will be available to purchase starting on January 1st, 2019. (Please click on the link below to purchase any of our new 12 titles.) https://www.musicmattersjazz.com/category-s/121.htm Read our latest review from Greg Simmons discussing the virtues of SRX Vinyl. http://v2.stereotimes.com/post/music-matters-srx-high-definition-vinyl/ With The Music in Mind,  Happy New Year!
  2. I for sure don't need another copy of Vheissu or Artist (though I still might end up getting both), but I'll definitely pick up Red Sky. Had never thought that this would get pressed, but happy that it is.
  3. Mostly complete... https://www.discogs.com/user/achillesstand7/collection
  4. Excited for these. I have the original press of the S/T, but I got it used and isn’t the cleanest sounding copy. And I’m always happy to throw some money at these guys (and girl).
  5. achillesstand7

    PO Now: Sufjan Stevens - Lonely Man of Winter 7"

    Nice. And a good excuse to pick up all of those Christmas EPs that I don’t have.
  6. achillesstand7

    PO (Soon): Pearl Jam - LP11

    I was considering it, but looks like it’s sold out now.
  7. achillesstand7

    PO: Springsteen on Broadway Soundtrack 4xLP

    Will definitely buy. Saw this show in June and I loved it.
  8. Nice, ordered. Can't wait to listen to it.
  9. Does Polyvinyl usually just do one early bird color variant? Or do they do anything else special?
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    PO: Face To Face - Live 2xLP

    Cool. I’d pick this up.
  11. achillesstand7

    The Mondo Records Thread - Show Posts Anyway?

    I’ll definitely pick up First Man. Saw it this weekend and both the movie and score were great. First Mondo purchase in quite a while for me actually.