I think Wave 1
on purple vinyl sold out just a day or two after the preorders went up--by the time I decided to give it a stab, it was gone. I'd suggest jumping on the black vinyl sooner rather than later if you really want it, since his stuff generally doesn't stay in print for long. His full length, Galactic Melt
has had one (possibly two) represses so far after the original climbed into the $100 range. I'm still kicking myself for not getting on the Fairlight
EP while I had the chance, though I didn't make the same mistake twice and got the Cyanide Sisters EP
as soon as it went on sale. I like vinyl releases in general, but if you really want to make me buy something, press it in a cool color.
That's a fantastic list of releases you got--both SMM Opiate
and its predecessor from a few years back, SMM Context
, are great compilations. If you like The Tower of Light
, you should check out the other releases on that label, felte sounds. Most of their releases tend towards a similar darker, processed guitar sound, but Billow Observatory
is pure ambient the whole way through. I also recommend the self-titled release by ERAAS. My musical knowledge and vocabulary aren't developed enough to really put a name to that style of sound yet, but I think you'll enjoy it if you have any love for the shoegaze genre. Here's the label's Bandcamp
for all the lossless file goodness; they also sell physical albums there and sometimes carry stock when the Ghostly Store is sold out (or vice versa). Not sure how their shipping costs stack up, though.
Looking around online, I see that the first SAW
had a repress last year and can be found for a fairly reasonable price; looking on Discogs it seems that the second one had a repress in 2012 and that version can be had for a reasonable price. Richard D. James Album
and I Care Because You Do
also got represses that year, so Drukqs
is the odd man out. I really wish I understood Warp's logic behind how and when they do represses; they're almost like a Japanese company in the way they seem allergic to repressing some of these in-demand albums that fetch such high prices on the secondary market.
On another note, Record Store Day is coming up, and I am incredibly excited to try and snag this release
, which promises to be a masterpiece of modern classical music which will be talked about for generations to come.