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drds89 last won the day on March 31 2018

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About drds89

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    Tour Press
  • Birthday 05/03/1963

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    Denon DP-300F from Crutchfield, no problems since 2010; Bang and Olufsen Beogram original (Pioneer vintage retired)
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    Polk Audio - Floor Tower TSi 5 way x 2 + Bookshelves TSi x 2 (Cerwin Vega HED original retired)
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    Marantz 2270 OG
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  1. I've been looking for a Kestrels tape forever, early release. Love all their stuff. You probably know Kestrels is Chad Peck + other band members, and he has another project you should definitely check out: We Need Secrets -- Melancholy And The Archive LP. 99% sure he is also the founder of Noyes ('noise') record label. He teaches 8th grade in Canada, and for /100 Splatter RP of Melancholy, he had his students do an album art project, so along with regular jacket, you got a one-off, unique (heavily painted!) jacket. Not sure if they all came with one, or the first so many orders. Edit: Good luck finding a copy of Everything Else Matters! I originally had the Amber Glitter, but after 2 or 3 spins, it got noisy as heck. So I traded for a RP I could actually listen to - full disclosure but the demand was so high at the time. When the first vinyl dropped, it sold out quickly, and it was like they had represses all ready to go, so as soon as AC30 sold, out, there was a 2nd one up. It likewise evaporated, and then another was immediately up.
  2. I like Leech. I thought they were right Prog before they moved in the postrock arena. Pretty sure I still have Zerotonine Days on CD. I can deal with getting The Stolen View before If We Get There...
  3. PSUB: with EEM and Grandfeathered, you can tell it's the same band. They dropped to 3 members and moved to LA, then wrote Miserable Miracles, which is more of pop album than ethereal, dream- and noisegaze album. Big shift. Lyuba's voice is what carries MM imo, and with repeated listens, I find it more pleasing just thinking of them as a different band. Like what happened to Cheatahs with their last album. Hated it at first, because it was such a drastic change, but it's really not bad without the prior expectations. Re: Blankenberge, to me they sound like a continuation of where PSUB left off / what I was expecting from Album #3. Still in the ethereal/dreamgaze realm, I listen to them frequently. Seems like we talk about them more on the postrock thread, I guess, because their 1st album was pressed by Elusive Sounds. But you're right, they should have more discussion here if folks haven't checked them already.
  4. I’ll echo the production is superb, Matt’s vocals are perfect and love the downtuned/baritone? guitar with the background synths. 1 time through - ez buy even at$39
  5. Came here to post this. Looking forward to new music from Chad!
  6. Shelflife has pressed Life On Venus's Odes To The Void LP and pre-orders are live. Can't find how many of each - 2 colorways: $24 + $3.77 US shipping. It's been a while since I ordered from Shelflife. (Shelflife redirects to Life On Venus bandcamp page). Life On Venus - Odes To The Void
  7. Thanks! 15% off use 15JASTA - which brings the $23 down to $19.5 for the splatter
  8. Dusted mine off a few weekends ago as it had probably been more than a year maybe 2 since spinning them: EINGTBOK /15 TP is my listening copy and Dreamcation - Justin (Cole) sold me his in 2016.
  9. Would you be interested in the /500 Space Variant? Mint and unplayed. For my cost + ship, no mark up. PM me if interested. Check my feedback here and discogs if any concerns.
  10. Arctic Drones newest playlist is “Upbeat” postrock. Once upon a time that is all my brain could handle, so I hope no offense when I referred to it as happy slappy vs Kokomo. On another note, Arc Tangent festival lineup is jaw dropping. Even some bands in the bottom micro print are stellar. Talons (no apostrophe) are calling it quits soon after the fest. :/
  11. Arctic drones has been making subgenre playlists for those who Spotify and posting them on Instagram in the past week or so. Not just post rock /metal but the -gaze universe as well like doomgaze (nice list, even had Grivo on there), as well as drone and ambient. I used to read Echoes and Dust but not enough time. Listened to the entire Kokomo discography today. Really digging Totem Youth more with each listen. Not your happy slappy post rock. They don't do anything mind-blowing, but somehow can hit the intensity of Mono, stay just under the heaviness/doom of YONL (for those averse), uptempo of Omega Massif, avoid the drone of Nadja (again for those averse), and patch in those times of respite/release from the tension. Thank you to all of the scouts posting material here to check out.
  12. Nobody flips the ilttle fishes' stuff right? Band: Lacing The ATX Bummer has never sold -- probably true collectors; the 2nd run had one sell for $50. I'm sure the flippers don't lurk on this thread.
  13. My orange splatter arrived some time ago, no cushion, but no dings and sounds great.