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  1. OK, good to know what my coworkers mean when they call me fucking sick.
  2. Interesting. I ordered a copy on 14th, got a shipping notification on 16th, and received the parcel later that week, so that one went very smoothly. Did you get a tracking number? I thought these are generally sent registered.
  3. https://www.discogs.com/Various-Project-DIY-Belgians-United/release/2416295 ? My country has its very own subgenre, of course.
  4. Gah, I haven't posted a single line to this thread yet, even though random thoughts have crossed my mind all year. Somehow the whole winter was a bit exhausting with work, hobbies and assorted BS so trance as a whole fell lower on the list. The ZNA lineup definitely looked great, but eventually I ended up visiting another festival in Croatia with a large group of old friends. Shorter travel, easy accommodation, fewer things to arrange. Then I was already running out of vacation days so I couldn't fit in another full week trip abroad. The reported epidemic was apparently...rough for everyone affected. In 2017 I only got a mild food poisoning one day toward the end of the week, resulting in a customer return of that lunch and a day of lying down. If I was looking tired in some of the last meetings, that probably played a role. Maybe it also contributed a bit to my choice of a fancy-pants city festival this summer, although it definitely wasn't the deciding factor. Anyway, beside excellent line-ups, the ZNA location itself is indeed great, especially if you like long walks on the beach. Aaand...maybe Apsara next year? Who knows. It's not in the exact opposite end of Europe like Portugal. Just remember to post enough useful info to convince me.
  5. I got back from the only trip abroad I have planned for this summer. Croatian mountains were majestic. Right after that I went to a club meeting at a summer cottage. Now I'm finally back home and trying to relax, although there's still some backlog and hassle with monies. (Protip: avoid Norwegian airline for a while. Their performance is very dodgy ATM.) It feels strangely quiet in here, compared to all the travel bustle. It's also raining so I'm not going anywhere. What next? Check the CDs that I ordered ages ago but in some cases never even opened? Do some dull, long overdue chores? Try to produce something artistic? Just sit here and stare blankly? Decisions, decisions...
  6. This is getting silly now... (Or did it already several pages ago?) I remember that there were goa-flavoured .mods in the tracker scene in 1993-1994. The term "goa" as a genre was barely known back then. However, soft-synths were quite limited so there was plenty of sample ripping from hardware or commercial sources (which in turn were typically hardware-based). Where do you draw the line with "no external synths used"? One landmark was Propellerhead Software's ReBirth, which was released in December 1996 and made fully soft-synthetic classic goa sound quite easily achievable. I have some tracks from 1997, which indeed credit ReBirth as more or less the only sound source. And you could distribute ReBirth-sequenced files directly too. Those were definitely 100% PC. It's also known that Shiva Shidapu was releasing tracker music in 1997 and they were hardly the only ones. No idea about all their sound sources, though. I think I made some pure AdLib FM-synth tracks in the mid-90s. The manufacturer of the original card went bankrupt in 1992 so the hardware option was definitely there earlier than goa as a named genre existed. The sound capabilities were definitely limited, but a 303 is not a strict requirement for producing goa, right?
  7. There was the short-lived D5 Records, presumably related to (some) Dimension 5 members. According to Discogs Dimension 5 page, "They thereafter stayed with D5 records for a while, but fell out due to musical differences; and Kerry and Nick started up their own label (Intastella) to release their music." Meanwhile, D5 records did have a D5 002 release but not by Dimension 5. It's only credited to Jon Bell, who hasn't been a Dimension 5 member in any way AFAIK. All other D5 Records releases appear to have some overlap with Dimension 5, though. So...is it 002 or maybe some other D5 Records release mislabelled?
  8. Maybe! I will! (And I will if I like!)
  9. I suspect one of the main issues would be that in reality, most releases are actually multi-format. Most vinyl releases are available as downloads, many as CDs too. I'd also say that the main topics of any release discussion (before/after) are: that the release is/was happening the music itself (+ maybe linking it to the artist's / label's other production etc.) So, there are very few releases that would be strictly vinyl-only and fairly few discussion points that would actually concern the vinyl format itself. If there's a vinyl+digital release, where would we put it? Directing digital buyers to a vinyl subforum would feel wrong. Splitting the discussion to two different places would be worse. What would we do in the vinyl forum topic? Discuss just the pressing while avoiding all references to the music? Meanwhile, it could be informative to have the formats listed in post tags. However, my realistic prediction is that even if that was requested/recommended, the success rate would be less than 10%. Copy-paste announce-bots won't do that, and "normal users" aren't consistent with their tag use either. I browse the forum almost exclusively through the "Activity" -button.
  10. I just got an email and seems that there are new copies now...if you're fast? https://liquidsounddesignuk.bandcamp.com/album/youth-gaudi-astronaut-alchemists
  11. Well, it's up now. Short version: 2LP, no bonus tracks as far as I can see, fancy box, edition of 2500, "no future coloured variants", £119 + shipping. Hmmh... https://shponglemusic.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-lasts-but-nothing-is-lost-remastered
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