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  1. To be honest I mostly buy modern vinyl as it sounds much better than any of the old stuff I still own. probably the best quality psy trance I own is the latest Captain Hook album that was pressed so well. It's expensive, but it's probably the best mastering & quality vinyl I own in my entire vinyl collection. Truly an eargasm. it made me feel bitterly disappointed in the lack of quality control at DAT & the Shpongle box sets. They look pretty but when my mate who only masters for vinyl ran them through his testing gear, he said I was well ripped off.
  2. Sandman - Starfinder Astral Prohection - Mahadeva (reminds me of being 13 on a beach when life was easy, and it blasted out of the speakers). am sure there's many more but yeah.
  3. Wow some nice choices there. Venom!!! here's about a quarter of my metal collection
  4. Yeah man industrial is amazing music, it's why most my modular gear is Erica a Synths which really suits that style, as well as deep drones. I discovered this band last year & have all their vinyls. Really interesting mix of black metal and Ebm/industrial vibes https://stellarmasterelite.bandcamp.com
  5. Yeah it's important to have a mix, back when I could I'd go to the few vinyl shops in my town and often grab a record or two of genres I wouldn't usually choose. Jazz, traditional rock etc. as much as I want to enjoy rap & associated genres I was brutally beaten to the point of need hospitalization by some blokes with gangsta rap blaring in '96 and the mental connection I have now just sends me in to massive panic attack when I hear anything close to that style. that's why I enjoy drum & bass, it's stylistic different enough for me to enjoy the MC work without freaking
  6. We invested heavily in many physical commodities held in a safe box that will hold the value of cash is worthless. My wife's parents came from a severely war torn country, she was raised to be ready & invest appropriately in case the economy ever collapses. all of this stuff was bought with case I've made this year from work, currently a lot of people need their music mastered.
  7. Well the full lock down my end is sorted. Just had a Sequential Pro 3, Prophet 6 & Erica Synths Tech System delivered. Kids got a a trampoline installed in the back yard this morning & a Nintendo Switch. Spent the weekend cooking and freezing lots of quality food, and set up my wife's gone office properly. Actually could not be happier, especially as it was confirmed today that when we had what was a bad cold a two weeks back and self isolated was the virus. Self isolated as in while we have waited for results we have not gone out the front door. The
  8. Yeah I got what you meant. It was a mistake on my part. I'll make sure to post more appropriate responses in this section.
  9. Nice!! Yeah I've got about 150 heavy metal albums, a few of other types of electronic and I think probably around 200 eps and albums of drum & bass. it's such an addiction. But my kids love the process of putting a vinyl on.
  10. Yeah agreed this is a major "pass" for me as well. That cover with the coffee cup... looks so cheap & nasty.
  11. Oh and this which surprised me as to how good the music was, but the packaging & quality of vinyl is absolutely how it should be done!!!
  12. I sold most my vinyl around the turn of the century but started collection again a few years back. Keen to see what people have? Here's my Goa/Psy/Psydub/Chill collection...
  13. Psy: Sneaky Voodoo - "Worm On A Kazoo" EP (Zenon Records) Synergic - "A World Beyond" (Samaa Records) Non-Psy Electric: Degs - "Letters From Ndegwa" (Hospital Recodds - digital & vinyl order) Mako - "Oeuvre" (Metalheadz - (digital & vinyl) Braintune - "The Nature Of Suffering" EP (Dark Descent Records) Heavy Metal (Vinyl): Slayer - "South Of Heaven" Amorphis - "Under The Red Cloud" Cloak - "To Venomous Depths" Obscura - "Akroasis" Immortal - "Sons Of Northern Darkness" Earth Rot - "Black Tides Of Obscurity" Omega
  14. Very true. Simon Posford posted on his Instagram how his anxiety is causing a completely lack of creatively. that said Ott is working hard on his new album, and that excites me more than a new AP album. Now if they remastered properly for vinyl & reissued a deluxe version of Dancing Galaxy and Another World albums It might get the pulse going.
  15. If this shut down doesn't give them the time to finish the album then we're so not getting one.
  16. Yeah well I've had tell my 7 year old, (after telling home no holiday overseas, then no holiday even within our state) that he isn't getting a birthday party this year either. He has taken as well as he can, but I fell so sorry for him. Anyway, managed to get to the shops before they shut down to get him some of his long term dream gift (2 big LEGO sets, a cheap but ok digital camera & a bike with gears). now my brother who's a doctor here in Australia in ICU has come down with the virus & has been advised he's heading toward complete lung failure and death a big possibility
  17. Regarding vinyl yes it is very different. I have plenty of vinyl from electronic & heavy metal genres. The ones who use the digital mastering and just press it to vinyl sound like absolute rubbish. In the metal scene the band Anaal Nathrakh are infamous for this, their vinyl releases are horrible as they master their own work and are bad at it. it's like comparing an artist who works with two different materials. The wood requires certain skills to work it perfectly, and then they work with metal which again uses different skills. mastering for digital or cd is quit
  18. You're very correct. Asian people have been through so many crisis, like my wife's family, the wars and persecution they have experienced over generations have taught them how to deal with these exact situations. She has organized reasonable amounts of everything needed in our cupboards without hoarding, she has organized our daily routine to manage all the levels of fear and anxiety from our youngest child up to me, she is still working & because she has kept us rational our sex life now is better than its ever been. I'm going out seeing white folk like me Behaving completely me
  19. Just got my 2020 shirt in the mail today... certainly brightening up my self isolation period, the kids love it. Thanks for the super fast postage to Australia, the sticker & hand written message. Y'all awesome!!
  20. Really enjoying this one, lots of fun. Just got my Suntrip 2020 t-shirt in the mail today. Loving the bright colors in these dreary times.
  21. Just discovered this band & preordered the vinyl. https://kvaen.bandcamp.com/album/the-funeral-pyre
  22. Currently in isolation here in Australia. A teacher at my kids primary school tested positive last night, until they can trace all contacts we have to isolate ourselves. We're allowed to go for walks or to playground as long as it's not crowded, and not anywhere near shops etc. Luckily I had already done our fortnightly grocery shop last week so we're ok for 2 weeks. Just took delivery of my Erica Synths Techno system modular synth so am sorted for entertainment. I'm really hoping I wasn't carrying it to my parents house on Sunday though. My Mum has just got out
  23. Triphonic album on Zenon (digital) Aes Dana - Inks on vinyl from Ultimae And from the non-psy genres my wife surprised with the Autechre - NTS sessions vinyl box set she had kept secret for a long time for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Also non-music but music I also have the Erica Synths Techno System coming to add to my studio this week which is like my mid-life crisis purchase instead of a motorbike or tattoo.
  24. Bartzabel

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    Yeah I had to break up a fist fight between 2 grown men over hand sanitizer at the supermarket this morning. One had a broken nose & the police came. I got suspicious a few weeks ago & got a few extra packets of toilet paper and tissues, but not much. Just like a months worth instead of a fortnight. I've shared some with my elderly parents, my Mum was hit by a car walking a fortnight ago and just a me home from hospital. Also have stocked some food, just because I have my 5 year old & 7 year old to make sure are cared for. I am disappointed they are keeping
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