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Gescom - Minidisc
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:22 PM

as i remember it in the words of ae "its an umbrella project" as stated more cryptically above.

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 05:31 PM



yeah, ..very cryptic,

indeed, yes.

..,

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 05:33 PM

QUOTE (nacmat @ Nov 9 2006, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
oh thanks, yeah that was my doubt

so ae were not alone in this one either... interesting


Don't think it was the whole crew but Russell Haswell/Satanstornade definitely worked on this album, and I suspect were a large reason for the change in sound.

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 02:53 AM

from the label:

This Gescom Production, assembled by Sean Booth and Rob Brown [Autechre] and Russell Haswell, has conquered the technological restrictions inherent in the MiniDisc format.

http://touchshop.org...products_id=110

-& its on haswell label OR, a Touch sublabel-

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:38 PM

Been so frustrated lately and dissatisfied with all music and I realize that MINIDISC is exactly what I wanna hear. What a great record or whatever the fuck it is. Probably the most "raw" thing they ever put out. So many vestigial samples and prototypes of ideas that appeared elsewhere too. Tastyyyyyy



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:14 AM

I have this on MD. I had recently bought "Viral" on 12" in 98' and was looking forward to something in a similar style... I listened to it once and then tried to forget about it all. Such a total waste of money, I can play my own sample library instead of these random soundfiles...

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:28 AM

I have this on MD. I had recently bought "Viral" on 12" in 98' and was looking forward to something in a similar style... I listened to it once and then tried to forget about it all. Such a total waste of money, I can play my own sample library instead of these random soundfiles...

How well did the shuffle feature actually work on that album - My MD used to take time to seek between non-adjacent tracks, so did you get considerable moments of silence if you [for example] jumped between track 1 and 88 ?

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 07:25 AM

How well did the shuffle feature actually work on that album - My MD used to take time to seek between non-adjacent tracks, so did you get considerable moments of silence if you [for example] jumped between track 1 and 88 ?


ISTR reading that the tracks were arranged non-sequentially on the disc, so even if you played them in order the player would still have to jump around.

Is We is fantastic.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:11 AM

I have this on MD. I had recently bought "Viral" on 12" in 98' and was looking forward to something in a similar style... I listened to it once and then tried to forget about it all. Such a total waste of money, I can play my own sample library instead of these random soundfiles...

How well did the shuffle feature actually work on that album - My MD used to take time to seek between non-adjacent tracks, so did you get considerable moments of silence if you [for example] jumped between track 1 and 88 ?
It worked beautifully, especially on the "suites" like le shark, it was totally seamless. My MD player would whir about 5 seconds before the end of the track as it was queuing up the next random track and that whirring always felt like part of the Minidisc experience to me.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:23 AM

My MD player would whir about 5 seconds before the end of the track as it was queuing up the next random track

Ah gotcha, so it pre-buffers the next track into ... well a buffer ! I never know minidiscs could do that :)

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:28 AM

 

My MD player would whir about 5 seconds before the end of the track as it was queuing up the next random track

Ah gotcha, so it pre-buffers the next track into ... well a buffer ! I never know minidiscs could do that :)

 

Yeah! Well, the format's heyday was around the time when discman manufacturers started adding those "skip protection" buffers. So I wonder if that's something they actually borrowed from their implementations of the MD spec.



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:08 PM

Would there be a definitive Gescom Minidisc shuffle order? Someone should come up with one.

 

I had a dream once with 'Is We' as a soundtrack (from memory, cause it wasn't playing or anything). It was trippy, might make a short film of it one day.



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:53 PM

Have this too, shuffle function did work seamlessly. Don't recall ever listening to it linearly from track 1 to 88.

 

I wonder if minidiscs will have a resurgeance, like tapes and vinyl? Some of those discs came in purty colours.



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 05:03 PM

I've always found that this album was better played in order rather than shuffle. It's a cool idea, but the tracks are too varied and imo it doesn't make much sense. 



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:30 AM

^def

 

This track <3

 

 

99% certain it's Haswell



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 01:27 AM

Yeah it's complete bollocks so it must be.



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:04 AM

Yeah it's complete bollocks so it must be.



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:52 AM

smdh



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 12:33 PM

smdh

That's what I did during the Haswell's set while pressing my earplugs deeper into my brain.



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 12:37 PM

 

smdh

That's what I did during the Haswell's set while pressing my earplugs deeper into my brain.

 

 

and i had to leave the room. pushing my fingers into my ears didnt help



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 09:21 AM

I only heard Haswell live once (this February), it was exceptionally pleasant to my ears. I was more neutral towards him before, thought it could be heavy on the ears on a pretty loud system but it was the opposite. Dunno maybe the set was less harsh than usual.

 

This track i don't particularly enjoy, though it has very nice voice-like modulations (particularly noticeable from 0:48), it's actually autechr-ish sounding to me.



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:12 PM

could never get into the Minidisc. Revisited it last month for the first time in years (after having a good moment with "ISS:SA")

but still the same to me.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:09 PM

Yeah shapethrower is probably the worst track on there. But the title leads me to believe that it wasn't intended to be listened to.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:02 AM

Yeah shapethrower is probably the worst track on there.

 

Wrong

 

But the title leads me to believe that it wasn't intended to be listened to.

 

Half wrong

 



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:10 AM

Some Hollywood to add to that

 


Edited by Amen Lare, 06 April 2017 - 06:12 AM.