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I'm not sure I want to hear BOC remastered - part of their appeal for me is the slightly gritty, lo-fi edge their older stuff has. Like the faded edges in an old newspaper

 

I want to hear them on every level in every setting through every medium possible. But yeah, I hear ya.

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I'm not sure I want to hear BOC remastered - part of their appeal for me is the slightly gritty, lo-fi edge their older stuff has. Like the faded edges in an old newspaper

I think every BoC fan likes that. Remastering doesn't take any of that away, it's part of the original recording. Got the remaster yesterday and it sounds great

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Spectrogram comparisons, stat! Need to witness the (null)s.

Edited by azatoth

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Stupid question, can the remaster be bought digitally?

 

EDIT: nvm, I see you can on Blerp. The Wav/FLAC is currently 50 cents cheaper than the 320 mp3s. Makes sense...

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Stupid question, can the remaster be bought digitally?

Yep it's on bleep. And a weird thing I've just seen is that the mp3 version is 6,99 euros while the wav/flac one is 6,49. What gives ?!

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blorped

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Pre-ordered CD and vinyl damn you bleep you made me order again even so I sweard I wouldn't do it again

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Granted it's been a while since I've been to Pitchfork, but blerp's product description is hands down the most douche-chillingest thing I've read in months...

 

 

The second EP from everyone’s favourite bunker-dwelling brothers was - unbelievably - an even tighter mix than their first, with the title track adding a sizzling digital beat to eerie pads; ‘Turquoise Hexagon Sun’ plucking at wobbling keyboards and shuffling drum programs, and ‘June 9th’ foretelling the date of their 2013 comeback - some 17 years before it happened. Culminating in the ‘Porcelain’-like cuteness of ‘Everything You Do Is A Balloon’, this record is a must-own.

 

:wtf: :wtf: :wtf:

 

And is that a reference to Moby's porcelain?

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Wow. That's pretty bad.

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Afraid to ask [((nulls)) and all…], but can anyone confirm that the Bleep FLACs are indeed the remastered version? Thinking I might spring for them, but I already have the last pressing of the CD>>>>>>

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Granted it's been a while since I've been to Pitchfork, but blerp's product description is hands down the most douche-chillingest thing I've read in months...

 

 

The second EP from everyone’s favourite bunker-dwelling brothers was - unbelievably - an even tighter mix than their first, with the title track adding a sizzling digital beat to eerie pads; ‘Turquoise Hexagon Sun’ plucking at wobbling keyboards and shuffling drum programs, and ‘June 9th’ foretelling the date of their 2013 comeback - some 17 years before it happened. Culminating in the ‘Porcelain’-like cuteness of ‘Everything You Do Is A Balloon’, this record is a must-own.

 

 

Funny thing is they b0rked that lame attempt at hype by stuffing "2014" into the title of every track on the release:

 

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Afraid to ask [((nulls)) and all…], but can anyone confirm that the Bleep FLACs are indeed the remastered version? Thinking I might spring for them, but I already have the last pressing of the CD>>>>>>

 

This is part of an e-mail I got from bleep yesterday (I pre-ordered the vinyl a while ago):

 

 

The newly remastered edition of Hi Scores is now available to download. As you already have the MP3 of this release in your account you can download this now

Haven't listened yet.
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Ok, so I copped the 2014 remaster in FLAC from Bleep.

 

The stereo channels for Nlogax have been flipped. You'll notice it straight away, from the first hi-hat tap. What was once left is now right, and vice versa.

 

Weird.

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Had a couple of listens through the monitors. There is a definite distinction between the remaster and original. Everything feels smoother, with less crunch on the fringes which will doubtless rustle a few jimmies with purists. That's not to say the soul has been ironed out of these tracks - far from it, in fact - voice samples are a little more distinguishable in the mix, beats pop and punch with vigor, and bass retains a buttery flow throughout. Nlogax still bumps and grinds like a motherfucker. The dark n dank June 9th refuses to avert it's un-friendly fire from your weary ears. Everything You Do Is A Balloon drops the glorious synth ley lines it always did, only with increased HD (Haunting Definition). You'll still want to cuddle up to its intro on repeat at 3am on a wintry morn.

 

Hype Skares is Jarsen Donutsvenn Approved

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Had a couple of listens through the monitors. There is a definite distinction between the remaster and original. Everything feels smoother, with less crunch on the fringes which will doubtless rustle a few jimmies with purists. That's not to say the soul has been ironed out of these tracks - far from it, in fact - voice samples are a little more distinguishable in the mix, beats pop and punch with vigor, and bass retains a buttery flow throughout. Nlogax still bumps and grinds like a motherfucker. The dark n dank June 9th refuses to avert it's un-friendly fire from your weary ears. Everything You Do Is A Balloon drops the glorious synth ley lines it always did, only with increased HD (Haunting Definition). You'll still want to cuddle up to its intro on repeat at 3am on a wintry morn.

 

Hype Skares is Jarsen Donutsvenn Approved

 

It does have a nice, analog warmth. Pretty lush, overall.

 

That said, I can't totally dig it. Nlogax is all wrong, like a horizontally flipped image of your favorite painting. Has anyone else noticed this?

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That said, I can't totally dig it. Nlogax is all wrong, like a horizontally flipped image of your favorite painting. Has anyone else noticed this?

 

I just checked myself - yep, that stereo flip is really obvious. Wonder what prompted them to make such a change? It's hardly ruinous to listening enjoyment, but a curious amendment indeed.

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That said, I can't totally dig it. Nlogax is all wrong, like a horizontally flipped image of your favorite painting. Has anyone else noticed this?

 

I just checked myself - yep, that stereo flip is really obvious. Wonder what prompted them to make such a change? It's hardly ruinous to listening enjoyment, but a curious amendment indeed.

 

 

Yeah, I wonder too. Did Mike and Marcus make the change, or did someone else? Is it a correction? Is it a mistake? I did reach out to Skam. We'll see.

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That said, I can't totally dig it. Nlogax is all wrong, like a horizontally flipped image of your favorite painting. Has anyone else noticed this?

 

I just checked myself - yep, that stereo flip is really obvious. Wonder what prompted them to make such a change? It's hardly ruinous to listening enjoyment, but a curious amendment indeed.

 

 

Yeah, I wonder too. Did Mike and Marcus make the change, or did someone else? Is it a correction? Is it a mistake? I did reach out to Skam. We'll see.

 

 

it is very strange, but boc have done it before back when they publicly released twoism in 2002...

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omg Nlogax...did you hear that too, i'm attacked by the lasers from my speakers at home

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That said, I can't totally dig it. Nlogax is all wrong, like a horizontally flipped image of your favorite painting. Has anyone else noticed this?

 

I just checked myself - yep, that stereo flip is really obvious. Wonder what prompted them to make such a change? It's hardly ruinous to listening enjoyment, but a curious amendment indeed.

 

 

Yeah, I wonder too. Did Mike and Marcus make the change, or did someone else? Is it a correction? Is it a mistake? I did reach out to Skam. We'll see.

 

 

it is very strange, but boc have done it before back when they publicly released twoism in 2002...

 

 

Hmm, interesting!

 

I mean, of course the bros can take whatever retroactive liberties they want, it's their music; but personally, and no disrespect to BoC, the sonic architecture of Nlogax has fused to my psycho-acoustic soul-brain over the years, I can't abide any structural fuckery.

 

Anyway, I fired up Audacity, split the channels, swapped left for right, recombined to stereo and voila, a proper Nlogax remaster.

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LULZ. I just noticed... EVERY track has been stereo channel reversed! Ahaha, shit. Well played, brothers Sandison. Cheers.

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Anyway, I fired up Audacity, split the channels, swapped left for right, recombined to stereo and voila, a proper Nlogax remaster.

 

Smart thinking! I'll be doing this later.

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LULZ. I just noticed... EVERY track has been stereo channel reversed! Ahaha, shit. Well played, brothers Sandison. Cheers.

I came out of lurking to see if anyone else has noticed this about the new remaster … and of course some people have. Anyone care to speculate on which is "correct"? (FYI, just to confuse the issue: "Smokes Quantity" on the new Hi Scores remaster has the channels reversed compared to the same track on Music Has the Right to Children, but "Seeya Later" on the Twoism CD and the new Hi Scores remaster have the same channel orientation.)

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Anyone care to speculate on which is "correct"?

I don't think that BoC would care about their vinyl getting repressed and remastered. They probably haven't even heard the remastered CDs/vinyl. Hi Scores 1996 is the good version. This one is shit

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