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Posts tagged ‘electronica’

The most valuable item in my record library — according to Discogs Marketplace metrics — isn’t some punk obscurity or limited run test-pressing. That honor goes to the WipeOut 2097 soundtrack, released as a gatefold double LP by Virgin in 1996. It’s not hard to see why the album commands such absurd asking prices. Vinyl […]

Mind the gap

March 1st, 2009

All aboard! The Sunday afternoon music video express is pulling out of Armagideon Station. Passengers are asked to be seated for the duration of the ride. The O’Jays – Love Train – Regrettably, neuropathologist Love Train service was discontinued in 1973 after a tragical collision involving a stationary tanker car loaded with industrial grade avarice. […]

The 21st century’s yesterday

January 25th, 2009

The Designer’s Republic is no more, cheap and that news has left me in both a nostalgic and wistful state. The Sheffield-based studio’s striking brand of techno-futurism stylistically defined the mid-to-late 1990s much as Patrick Nagel’s “geisha deco” aesthetic did the early 1980s. This is in no small part due to the firm’s role in […]

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