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Which of the Analogue Bubblebath Series is the Best?

Which Analogue Bubblebath is the Best?  

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  1. 1. Which Entry in the Analogue Bubblebath Series is the Best?

    • ABB 1
      7
    • ABB 2
      0
    • ABB 3
      27
    • ABB 3.1
      3
    • ABB 4
      7
    • ABB 5*
      14
    • ABB 6*
      1


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19 hours ago, donquixote said:

but Cuckoo and Sloth? Come on!

Hmm maybe 2020 will be the year for me to embrace the Cuckoo...

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have we decided whether or not "Cuckoo" is an AB5 track? i've always listened to it as an eight track album, and it makes so much more sense that way - the orchestral closing track is just perfect, and why tack something on the end which was already a highlight of a previous release?

i haven't confirmed this, but it looks like there were two different pressings of this album - because i saw digital rips of AB5 on p2p networks that were older than the 2005 copies that shipped with analord. the version with eight tracks was split 4 by 4, whereas the version with Cuckoo had five A-side tracks.

UNLESS people on p2p networks just chose to omit Cuckoo, and this release had nine tracks all along. does anyone know? was AB5 ever pressed a second time? were there multiple versions of it in 1995, or did they press more at the time of the analord reissue? 

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1 minute ago, Dragon said:

have we decided whether or not "Cuckoo" is an AB5 track? i've always listened to it as an eight track album, and it makes so much more sense that way - the orchestral closing track is just perfect, and why tack something on the end which was already a highlight of a previous release?

i haven't confirmed this, but it looks like there were two different pressings of this album - because i saw digital rips of AB5 on p2p networks that were older than the 2005 copies that shipped with analord. the version with eight tracks was split 4 by 4, whereas the version with Cuckoo had five A-side tracks.

UNLESS people on p2p networks just chose to omit Cuckoo, and this release had nine tracks all along. does anyone know? was AB5 ever pressed a second time? were there multiple versions of it in 1995, or did they press more at the time of the analord reissue? 

It's not - it was released on ABB 4, and that is it's official release. At the time Richard made it, it was going to be on ABB5, but got inserted onto ABB4 since that came out first.

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And, there was no repress of ABB5 - those were just leftover copies that were given out in compensation for the Analord binder fiasco.

'Cuckoo' appears on test pressings of ABB5.

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One of the few times it pays to sleep on ordering a release. I ordered Analord binder day 1, should have waited a bit and might have gotten in on that AB5 goodness.

Wound up getting a mint Rushup Edge when the restock happened a couple of years ago though so I feel alright.

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17 hours ago, Joyrex said:

It's not - it was released on ABB 4, and that is it's official release. At the time Richard made it, it was going to be on ABB5, but got inserted onto ABB4 since that came out first.

so AB5 was complete when AB4 was released? that is interesting. the ab6 tracks make a lot more sense in this context - in fact, they do sound better as a sequel to AB4 don't they?

maybe the first ab6 track wasn't uploaded because it was a previous track? i'm putting my money on AB5 track 6 as an opener.

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6 hours ago, Dragon said:

so AB5 was complete when AB4 was released? that is interesting. the ab6 tracks make a lot more sense in this context - in fact, they do sound better as a sequel to AB4 don't they?

maybe the first ab6 track wasn't uploaded because it was a previous track? i'm putting my money on AB5 track 6 as an opener.

I don't think it's safe to assume Richard creates these tracks sequentially, or in any semblance of album order - I think he makes tracks, decides "yeah, that sounds like an Analogue Bubblebath-style track" and attributes it to that.

It would be interesting to have an AMA with Richard, on WATMM, where he could be asked such questions...

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I'd give my left testicle for that.

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joyrex i can assure you there is an endless supply of testicles and we would move heaven and earth in the name of an rdJAmA!!!

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Hey, never hurts to ask, right?

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Holy fuck this would be lush. 

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Yeah an AMA would be amazing... I'll have to start organizing all my questions from the last 20 years and narrow down to my top 5. Lotta work to do.

 

P.s. is ab6 a collection of SoundCloud dump tracks? And if so, did Richard compile that list??

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5 hours ago, Lane Visitor said:

 

 

P.s. is ab6 a collection of SoundCloud dump tracks? And if so, did Richard compile that list??

Yep and yep. Missing a couple of track though I believe. Track 1 and stuff I think?

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8 hours ago, donquixote said:

Yep and yep. Missing a couple of track though I believe. Track 1 and stuff I think?

Fuck yes! I don't know how I missed that... Going to be a good day today. #ab6 #latetotheparty

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