Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by Ross » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:05 pm

moxlox wrote:For me with vinyl the involvement with putting the record on, putting the stylus down, and later turning over all adds to the immersion of the music as you're more committed to the experience throughout, more bounded with the music if you will. The physical exercise in getting up and turning the vinyl over three times is an added bonus!
Yeah, I don't get this at all. I had a spell of buying a fair bit of vinyl but in the end I got sick of having to turn it over when I was getting into it. The fact that Lifeforms is on two CDs is a pain enough already - that gap is a return to the 'real world' which totally interrupts the flow - so three times just kills it for me.

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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by moxlox » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:17 pm

mcbpete, for a nanosecond there this morning you almost made me give up on the wisdom of me buying the vinyl!!! Now you've succumbed! Enjoy!
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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by mcbpete » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:06 pm

Soz/Thanks :)

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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by epitome » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:55 am

mcbpete wrote:
Ross wrote:Although I do have preferences, I'm a firm believer that certain music is suited to certain formats.
Yeah absolutely spot on !

I actually 'caved in' in picking up Lifeforms again in this vinyl form last night - I clicked on the previews on Bleep (as if I didn't know what it sounds like already :D ) and just .... god this album is just so good, I needed to buy it again just as a thankyou. Will be worth it just for the big artwork ! (Talking of which I wonder if they'll have the old discography pics listed on the inlay including the [at the time] mysterious Environments album)
Yeah, if I did get this Lifeforms vinyl it would be more for looking at than for listening to. I am kinda tempted to buy it just so I have it... :ugeek:

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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by beetles » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:47 pm

The album that got me started making my own tracks. Masterpiece.

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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by Rob » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:08 am

Now it can be pre-ordered here :)
http://www.fsoldigital.com/product/lifeforms/

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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by OffLand » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:27 pm

https://www.facebook.com/34897435627/vi ... 324540628/

FSOL added a nice little clip to their facebook featuring some old 90's Lifeforms footage (which I assume was taken from the Lifeforms VHS)

However, the audio sounds newer and is not anything off of Lifeforms. Any idea what this track is for? Is this a Lifeforms II tease?
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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by mcbpete » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:01 pm

I definitely recognize it and it's annoying me that I can't place what release it's from (a From The Archives maybe ... a segue from the end of a Archived Environmental Views track?) ....

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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by Ross » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:40 pm

Journey to the Centre from Environments 2.
An ISDN-era outtake, if the transmissions are anything to go by.

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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by mcbpete » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:49 pm

Nailed it, good that'd been bothering me!
Globular was my other thought, hadn't heard that one in years

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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by moxlox » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:57 am

So does anyone know for certain that this Lifeforms vinyl release is remastered for certain? It sounds great on my system and I am loving it, but I am not convinced it is from the audio.

Most websites that sell it, including Bleep, say it is remastered, but there is no indication of that on the album sleeve, or indeed the sticker that came on the front.
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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by Rob » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:13 pm

moxlox wrote:So does anyone know for certain that this Lifeforms vinyl release is remastered for certain?
Quite sure it's not, although this vinyl sound is stunning on my "old gear".
Having again an insane idea running in the box...while listening to IsdnShow promo...the lost "live" album....this will be an harder path - mainly for copyrights clearance - wouldn't be great to start a "Lifeforms-like" kind of request to get it finally realesed on LP (&/or maybe CD) on the 'waves' of a forthcoming official vinyl pressing of The Isness Abbey Road cut??

Le me know if we get some endorsement in this crazy project.

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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by Ross » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:06 pm

As far as I know, it's not remastered - certainly the band haven't said anything about it, and there's no remastered credit on the sleeve. I think that's just EMI overhyping it.

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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by Pandemonium » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:46 pm

Vinyl pressing was at the weakest in mid-90s - so maybe this new pressing with all the new-vinyl-wave-hype is somewhat better.

This of course, needs to be confirmed by someone who has both the 1994 pressing and the 2018 one.
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Re: Lifeforms vinyl repress - October

Post by Rob » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:40 pm

Pandemonium wrote:Vinyl pressing was at the weakest in mid-90s - so maybe this new pressing with all the new-vinyl-wave-hype is somewhat better.

This of course, needs to be confirmed by someone who has both the 1994 pressing and the 2018 one.
I can say that this reissue sounds ways better than mine two 1994 pressings....but this doesn't mean the 2018 is a remastered one. At that time, 1994, Lifeforms was the Top of my vinyl collection, speaking for audio quality only :)
(But the fact is that this album remains a cornerstone for million other reasons, imho)

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