Saturday, October 29, 2016

Judge "Bringin' It Down" on red

Judge Bringin' It Down on red, a version that was not supposed to exist. Only thanks to confusion at the pressing plant there were two new colours pressed instead of one. All 500 were supposed to be translucent gold vinyl. According to the Rev.txt it's a pressing plant 'whoopsie'. And this version is out of 296 copies. Which makes this the second most limited but youngest version around.

It doesn't look bad although gold and orange fit the cover more. There were numerous photos of comparison made on Instagram. Just to show the differences between the so called final press and the new gold press. So I refer to Instagram for that.

Judge "Bringin' It Down" on red

red vinyl out of 296 copies (source: label)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Joy Division "Closer" LP

I am currently on a huge Joy Division trip. I bought some songs digital years ago, but this hadn't been followed by getting a vinyl version. I had other priorities back then. Two weeks ago I decided to buy the "Closer" album on vinyl. Glad I did, this has been on repeat since arrival. Sometimes I perceive repetitive listening as dangerous, you may never exaggerate in listening to a certain piece of music. Overconsumption of certain creations can be harmful in my opinion.

I got into Joy Division by watching the film Trainspotting way back in the nineties. The song "Atmosphere" was on the second compilation of that film. Later when I went to study in Ghent, I listened to a lot of Joy Division, after the Edge-Metal and Hardcore phase. It's great to buy an album on vinyl 15 years after that.

The version I have was officially pressed in 2015 in Europe by Factory on 180 grams vinyl. According to there are 129 versions of this title in existence. Imagine this in Hardcore, simply impossible.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Rhythm Amongst The Chaos Test Press

This is the test press of the Rhythm Amongst The Chaos ep from Terror. The Hardcore band Terror was on the forefront of the Hardcore scene during a whole period in time. They toured relentlessly and continuously across the globe for almost a decade. So this record's title is more than adjust. Music brings rhythm amongst the chaos, that' the true power of it. The record breeds the above described atmosphere. It's my favourite record of the band because of that. It was released after "Always The Hard Way", which represents my favourite period of the band.

Terror "Rhythm Amongst The Chaos" 7 inch test press
back side cover of test press with numbering
The regular versions of this record have a gatefold sleeve and were pressed on two colors. There is also a pre-order version on solid metallic gold with a different cover. And also a stamped cover version out of 20.
Pre-order out of 300 copies (source: label)
most common version out of 2015 copies (source: label)

gold with splatter version out of 680 copies (source: label)

United Blood 2011 stamped cover out of 20 copies (source: label)
vinyl color is gold with splatter

Obviously there is something wrong on the discography page of Reaper Records. My copy looks like the 'orange' cover version, much more than the yellow. While the orange cover actually is pale yellow and not orange. So we will have to collect, wait and see what the real deal is.

It was released in 2007 by Reaper Records, a more exact date of pressing can be found on the white test press label. A curiosity is that the stamped date might be interpret in several ways. The European date format is day/month/year while in America they put it in a different order. The Naysayer "No Remorse" test proves to us that Patrick Kitzel (Reaper label manager), puts the date in the European order, since he is from Germany. So this one is most likely also dated in September 2007 and not July.