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Gaussian Curve – Clouds

Clouds

Label: Music From Memory ‎– MFM004
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Netherlands
Released: 2014
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient, Downtempo


It’s been a while since I listened to a album that got my attention so hard than this one.

It’s beautiful. It’s dense. It’s well made.

Hard to say but somewhat hard adjectives for today’s ambient music.

My favorite track is Impossible Island.


After reading a few negative comments about both pressings, I decided to pick up the 2016 repress anyway (the back cover differs slightly with an extra date added in bottom right corner). My copy sounds great with any slight noise/pop/crackle from the pressing being mostly unobtrusive. Red Light is perhaps the only track where it draws my attention a little as the track itself is very sparse so any defects are very clear. I am only posting this to let others know that the whole repress is not poor quality. You can certainly enjoy this beautiful music on vinyl!

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Boards of Canada – Random 35 Tracks Tape

No oficial cover.

Random 35 Tracks Tape

Label: Music70
Format: Cassette
Country: UK
Released: 1995?
Genre: Electronic
Style: IDMDowntempo, Ambient



Random 35 Tracks Tape (real name unknown) refers to a collection of 35 tracks leaked on P2P networks around September 2004. Unlike other “Old Tunes” tapes, the tracks are completely unlabeled; however, a few match known tracks from other sources, including commercial releases. No liner notes or tape scan have ever surfaced.Despite its uncertain provenance, the tape is generally believed to be authentic.

Background

Random 35 Tracks Tape seems to be sourced from a cassette tape containing a (presumably) hand-selected set of pre-BoC Maxima tracks. The leaking of these tracks to P2P networks (Soulseek, originally) provided much drama on WATMM.All files are encoded as 320kbps MP3.

For a long time, it was assumed that this tape was the missing Old Tunes Vol. 1 (since A Few Old Tunes and Old Tunes Vol. 2 were already known), although this was never confirmed. This was finally proven false when, on 08 Aug 2009, Twoism forum member dealer posted new photos of a cassette and liner notes showing the A Few Old Tunes and Old Tunes Vol. 1 were, in fact, the same release.

MDG has said that it is not known who compiled the tracks, calling it “a mystery, just a mixture”.

Zoetrope, a user on radiomute.com, refferred to not only the commonly known A few Old Tunes and Old Tunes vol. 2, but also a third volume, which he appeared to reffer to this leaked release as. Some also seem to believe that this is a ‘Closes vol. 2’.

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Nathan Fake – The Sky Was Pink

The Sky Was Pink

Label: Border Community
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: UK
Released: Aug 2004
Genre: Electronic
Style: Leftfield, Progressive House, IDM, Downtempo, Minimal


Of course, the remix of James Holden is absolutely self-dependent track on this release. With its help the world has got to know the name of N. Fake. Of course, if a moment of inspiration of J. Holden would have concurred with appearance of another track, not Fake’s, the world would have got similar masterpiece. In support of this – Holden’s Techno Tool Remix is based absolutely on Holden’s main remix. The Dancefloor has got a similar example – Timo Maas with his remix of Azzido Da Bass “Dooms Night” (have you ever heard the original version?).

But it’s not fair not to keep in mind the Fake’s creation. It should be named here – Original Live Take and Icelandic Version. Beautiful (!) melodic progressive downtempo tracks with especial FX, catchy melodie, exclusive IDM-like production. Master’s at work!

Review by IntelliGiant [http://www.discogs.com/user/IntelliGiant/]

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Boards of Canada – A Few Old Tunes Vol.1

A Few Old Tunes Vol. 1

Label: Music70
Format: Cassette
Country: UK
Released: ?
Genre: Electronic
Style: IDM, Downtempo


Ok, I’m jealous of sharing this with you. This is a ultra rare release that I can’t even remember where I got it. It’s the real cassete rip of a unreleased album. Still, it’s one of my favorite albums ever. It has public-exclusive tracks like Spectrum and P.C.. The album ambient is dark, low ending music with lots of dark textures and black-and-white feeling, low-frequency background and a nice Boards of Canada feeling.
It also includes some remixes like Trapped, originally by Colonel Abrams in mid 80s.
In any way, a incredible and rare piece of sound. I can recommend the tracks:

  • I Love U
  • Original Nlogax
  • 5-9-78

For 5-9-78, I ask you: please listen to this track cerefully. I dare you’ll be the same person again.

Hope you enjoy it.


A Few Old Tunes seems to be sourced from a cassette tape containing a (presumably) hand-selected set of pre-BoC Maxima (you find try it here) tracks. The leaking of these tracks to p2p networks (Soulseek, originally) provided much drama on WATMM.

Commonly referred to as A Few Old Tunes, due to its label; however, according the Twoism forum user dealer, who posted new photos of the cassette and liner notes, it is also the true Old Tunes Vol. 1 (and not the tape previously assumed to be OTV1). But, on the other hand, the WATMM forum user phaelam posted new scans from a different angle which depict A Few Old Tunes as the cover and the cassette label.

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Boards Of Canada – Boc Maxima

BoC Maxima

Label: Music70
Format: CD, Mixed
Country: UK
Released: 1996
Genre: Electronic
Style: IDM, Downtempo, Experimental, Ambient


Hello my friends, I’ve always been obsessed by this fabulous duo. There are some albums that are ultra rare and some that can’t even be found on the internet anymore. In any case, this is my first upload and I hope you like it. Here is a very nice album by Boards of Canada, one of my hardest finds. I can identify a Boards of Canada fake mix. This is the real one.

Files are compressed from pure FLAC files that I have access no more. Every file is 320kbps.


Limited to fifty copies, pressed on both cassette and cd formats, the tracks on BoC Maxima range from previously released material to songs which to this day have yet to see wide re-release. Many of the tracks featured on this disc would later be chosen for the track listing of Music Has The Right To Children, though with some differences (notably on One Very Important Thought.)

This release was broadcasted in full on France’s Helter Skelter’s radio programme in 2002.

Wildlife AnalysisBoc MaximaRoygbivTurquoise Hexagon Sun and One Very Important Thought later appeared on Music Has the Right to ChildrenEverything You Do Is a BalloonJune 9thNlogax and Turquoise Hexagon Sun also appear on Hi Scores‘. Rodox VideoNova ScotiaRobotsSkimming StonesCarcanM9 and Original Nlogax appeared on A Few Old Tunes (albeit in slightly different forms). A longer version of Chinook appears on the Aquarius single.

At 5:17, the version of Sixtyniner that appears is shorter than the version on the original Twoism release. However, when Twoism was publicly released in 2002, this 5:17 version was used instead.
As of 2011, NiagaraRed MossConcourse and Whitewater are exclusive to this release.