Testing Times

Exciting developments today. Here’s what came in the mail:

And here’s what I did to celebrate:

To the small number of you unfamiliar with the to-ing and fro-ing involved in releasing short runs of vinyl, the pressing plant always send a few test copies of any forthcoming release (five in this case) to whoever is ‘responsible’ (love that word) for producing it, before ploughing ahead with the order. This is so you can listen carefully to their work so far and ensure that there are no errors or faults with the record and that your own high standards have been maintained. A kind of Man-From-Del-Monte sort-of scenario (if you’re old enough to remember that – which I’m not), which means it’s extremely important to listen to each copy very carefully on as many different turntables as possible. This would explain why I’ve just returned from barging into Hannah Brown’s house and commandeering her hi-fi. You remember her? She took all the amazing photographs for the Ghosts Of Bush promotional video. Here it is again:

I know, I know, you’ve already seen it. But it’s almost at 1,000 views now and I’m really hoping it will tip over the edge sometime soon, as these days having a thousand of anything is something to shout about. Thanks again, Hannah. Sorry for spoiling your dinner.

Returning to the subject of vinyl, thanks also go out to all of you who have reserved your copy by email, it will be put aside for you (along with a pretty reasonable discount) once the stock arrives and I’ll send further instruction. For those of you still wishing to reserve a copy, please send an email to robinthefog at gmail dot com with the subject ‘Vinyl Please!’ I’m giving you until the end of this week to do so. After that you’ll have to pay full-whack like everyone else!



Author: Robin The Fog

Sound Artist, Radio Producer, DJ, founder and chief strategist of tape-loop proejct Howlround. Devout Catalyst.

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