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Kraftwerk – Minimum Maximum

Author: Colin | Published: 31/8/08

Kraftwerk

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Artist: Kraftwerk
Title: Minimum Maximum
Label: EMI
Year: 2005
Designer:
Type of music: Kraftwerkian
Notes: Yet more proof of Kraftwerk’s playfulness. This is the luxury version of the standard separate DVD and CD releases of their live double album. Confession: I own a promo version of the CD release in a card sleeve (for review purposes), the standard DVD release (review purposes again) which is a handsome thing in its own right and the 4 LP vinyl version (for the hell of it).

Alva Noto – Xerrox Vol.1

Author: Colin | Published: 24/8/08
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Alva Noto

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Alva Noto

Artist: Alva Noto
Title: Xerrox Vol.1
Label: Raster Noton
Year: 2007
Designer: Uncredited, probably Olaf Bender
Type of music: Electronic/Elegiac
Notes: Minimal design of this quality is an absolute delight, from the touch sense of the rich card to the blank text on silver, the allusive iconography and the pleasure of the simple die-cut card mechanism for holding the disc. Not to mention that the music here is tremendously emotionally rich, allusive and full of pathos for our post-industrial, nomadic, but probably short-lived era.

$3million, any takers?

Author: justin | Published: 20/8/08
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Paul Mawhinny, owner of the largest record collection in the world is trying to sell it off. Valued at $50million, he only wants $3million for it. Bargain.

Read more on Gizmodo

Paul’s site – www.thegreatestmusiccollection.com

Free Kitten – Inherit

Author: Colin | Published: 17/8/08
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Free Kitten

Free Kitten

Free Kitten

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Free Kitten

Artist: Free Kitten
Title: Inherit
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Year: 2008
Designer: Uncredited
Type of music: Guitar
Notes: Kindly supplied by Cargo Records. Sincere thanks to Costas!

‘Boycott iTunes Music Store’

Author: Colin | Published: 14/8/08
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Boycott itms

If this chap’s going to cut up records like this, maybe he should be buying MP3s instead…

As seen on ffffound!.

Primal Scream – Beautiful Future, special edition

Author: Colin | Published: 11/8/08
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Limited edition box set, including:

  1. Beautiful Future, over two super-heavyweight vinyl LPs.
  2. Exclusive Andrew Weatherall 12” remix of ‘Uptown’.
  3. 12-page fully illustrated booklet.
  4. Exclusive, ltd edition Beautiful Future cinematic poster.
  5. Credit panel, foil blocked on red, mirrored paper.

£50… £50? Too much for me, even with the Julian House artwork.

Update: One of the aspects about music design I’ve always loved is its democratic distribution – for a relatively small amount of money you can own your very own artwork, but with this sort of release, it’s getting pretty costly. I know it’s due to supply and demand, but I can’t help but think this trend for expensive, limited edition releases doesn’t sit well with me.

Link: Vinyl Factory page

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