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  • !DOS! !DOS! Quick View

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    !DOS!

    Dos! is the second installment of Green Day's new epic trilogy. The trilogy, which includes Uno! Dos!, and Tre!, is a completely unique concept from a band that is constantly adapting and challenging themselves. This trilogy marks the newest chapter of Green Day's decorated career, which includes the enormous successes of Dookie, American Idiot, and 21st Century Breakdown.
    1. See You Tonight
    2. Fuck Time
    3. Stop when the Red Lights Flash
    4. Lazy Bones
    5. Wild One
    6. Makeout Party
    7. Stray Heart
    8. Ashley
    9. Baby Eyes
    10. Lady Cobra
    11. Nightlife
    12. Wow! That's Loud
    13. Amy
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  • Prestige Series SR60e Headphones Prestige Series SR60e Headphones Quick View

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    Prestige Series SR60e Headphones


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    Your Music is More


    Everyone loves a thumping bass and kick-drum, but not at the expense of everything else. The Grado SR60e is your entry to the world of full spectrum audio. You'll actually hear notes you never knew were there. Perhaps your audiophile friends have fueled a desire for the legendary Grado sound but you thought it was out of reach. Try a pair of our affordable open-back headphones and experience fuller, more realistic sound. Club-footed imports can't match the sonic enlightenment from Brooklyn, USA.


    Grado has taken one of the world's most legendary headphones and made it even better. The SR60e has a new driver design, a new polymer to better damp resonant distortion in the plastic housing, and a new cable from plug to driver connection. The way the SR60e's new driver and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations virtually eliminate transient distortions. This allows the signal flow over the new cable to reproduce sound that has tight control of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum, while supporting Grado's world renowned midrange. The SR60e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.


    Frequently described as the gateway to audiophile sound, the Grado SR60 headphones hold the title of best full-size open headphones for less than $100 - many models that cost twice as much don't sound as good. The retro-looking SR60 headphones have punchy but natural sound and will floor most first-time listeners.

    - Macworld


    You'll be hard pressed to find a better pair of headphones for the money than the Grado SR60. The upper mids/highs reveal excellent detail, and the bass is solid too. I bought a pair about 8 years ago and I swear the price was the same as it is today. Good price, simple looks, practical and sophisticated where it counts: in the sound.

    - Chris Jones / The Perfect Vision magazine


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    Grado Headphones
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  • Prestige Series SR80e Headphones Prestige Series SR80e Headphones Quick View

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    Prestige Series SR80e Headphones


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    The Action Thriller


    Whether you're into gaming or jamming, our perfectly proportioned soundstage delivers the midrange you love and the details you crave. The 4-conductor cable and gold-plated mini-plug bring the sparkle back to your audio or gaming system, tablet or phone. Play keyboard or guitar in your own head-space with the comfortable S-Cushions and durable embossed vinyl strap. The only distortion you'll hear will be from your stomp box.


    Grado has taken one of the world's most legendary headphones and made it even better. The SR80e has a new driver design, a new polymer to damp resonant distortion in the plastic housing, and a new cable from plug to driver connection. The way the SR80e's new driver and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations virtually eliminate transient distortions. This allows the signal flow over the new cable to reproduce sound that has improved tight control of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum, while supporting Grado's world renowned midrange. The SR80e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.


    ...these are truly wonderful headphones, they've got the bass energy... ripping into heavy tracks with a gusto that eludes lesser rivals. With vocals they intoxicate with a natural feel and beautifully proportioned soundstage: few headphones can transport you as convincingly... The Grado SR80's are special. Buy'em, and Love'em.

    - What HiFi


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    Grado Headphones
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  • Prestige Series SR125e Headphones Prestige Series SR125e Headphones Quick View

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    Prestige Series SR125e Headphones


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    Black Is The Color Of Space


    Grado Labs developed our proprietary SpaceBlack Polycarbonate to absorb stray sonic vibrations. Those unwanted secondary impulses can 'muddy' the sound, and we're all about purity. The SR125e uses ultra-high purity long crystal oxygen-free copper voice coil wire, and an eight-conductor cable. That's scientific. Get onboard the SR125e if you want space, you want black, and you want the only mud hitting your ears to be Muddy Waters.


    Grado's ability to combine lightness with extreme rigidity and internal damping has been put to good use on the SR125e. The SR125e features a state-of-the-art driver and cable design utilizing UHPLC (Ultra-High Purity, Long Crystal) copper voice coil wire. With the 8 conductor cable design you will notice outstanding control and stability of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum, with both supporting Grado's world renowned midrange. The Diaphragms are put through a special de-stressing process in order to enhance inner detail. The way the SR125e's new driver, cable and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations are virtually unaffected by transient distortions. Bass, midrange and treble are open and you will enjoy the fine tonal spread and balance. The SR125e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.


    the '125 is a neutral, detailed, and warm sounding headphone overall, with extended frequency extremes, wide dynamic range, and the ability to sound natural at a wide range of volume levels. Based on my experience with the budget and top-of-the-line Grado models, I remained convinced that the SR125 represents the greatest sound quality per dollar in the Grado range.

    - Stereophile, Robert J. Reina


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  • Prestige Series SR225e Headphones Prestige Series SR225e Headphones Quick View

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    Prestige Series SR225e Headphones


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    Love And Fidelity


    Let your spouse know you honor fidelity give them a pair of Grado SR225e headphones to enjoy their favorite music the way it was meant to be heard. Our traditional open-back design features enhanced airflow through the rear metal grill, and reproduction that is the definition of high fidelity, with crystal clear spatial placement. Allow yourself to experience true intimacy with your favorite artists.


    This headphone has sizable rear air flow through a metal screen, while utilizing Grado's larger ear cushion and closely matched drivers. The result is a broad soundstage free from colorations. The way the SR225e's new driver, cable and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations is virtually unaffected by transient distortions. Bass, midrange and treble are all more wide open and you will enjoy the fine tonal spread and balance. The SR225e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.


    ... What these 'phones do surpassingly well is present each track in its own volume of air so that the character of the voice or instrument is timbrally distinct in the mix. I can almost picture the engineer pushing the fader up to isolate the part I'm focused on. I understand that one part of the Grado magic is building a rigid structure around the dynamic driver to damp resonances.

    - Listener Magazine, Lang Phipps


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    Grado Headphones
    $200.00
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  • Prestige Series SR325e Headphones Prestige Series SR325e Headphones Quick View

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    Prestige Series SR325e Headphones


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    Less Bling, More Zing


    We chose a powder-coated aluminum housing for these headphones because the added mass means smoother transitions from the lowest frequency range to the highest. You might also enjoy the authentic 60's style, which goes perfectly with skinny ties and sullen glances. The genuine top-grain leather padded head-strap is Brylcreem resistant.


    The Top of the Range Prestige Series Headphone. The new SR325e has a new driver and cable design. The added mass from the metal housing minimizes transient distortions. With the new 8 conductor cable design you will notice superb control and stability of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum, with both supporting Grado's world renowned midrange. The SR325e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.


    ... I close my eyes, and suddenly the bells, the bows and drum sticks are in front of me, conveying more than sound, but ultimately their very existence through an aural archive of this sonic bliss.

    - Headphone Commute


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    Grado Headphones
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  • S-CUSH S-CUSH Quick View

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    S-CUSH

    Size dependent on model.


    For use with SR60e, SR80e, and SR125e.

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    Grado Headphones
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  • II - Livets Andhallplats II - Livets Andhallplats Quick View

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    II - Livets Andhallplats

    Limited Edition Gatefold LP


    Osmose Productions presents a Limited Edition pressing of Livets Andhallplats, the 2nd LP by controversial Swedish metal band, Shining.

    1. Ett Liv Utan Mening
    2. Att Med Kniv Göra Sig Illa
    3. Ännu Ett Steg NÄrmare Total Utfrysning
    4. Död
    5. Svart (Ur Dagerman's Perspektiv)
    6. Livets Ändhållplats
    Shining (Sweden)
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  • I - Within Deep Dark Chambers (Awaiting Repress) I - Within Deep Dark Chambers (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    I - Within Deep Dark Chambers (Awaiting Repress)

    Limited Edition Gatefold LP


    Osmose Productions presents a Limited Edition pressing of Within Deep Dark Chambers, the cult debut LP by controversial Swedish metal band, Shining.

    1. Reflecting In Solitude

    2. Stonelands
    3. Vita Detestabilis

    4. Ren DjÄvla Ångest

    5. Inisis
    6. And Only Silence Remains
    Shining (Sweden)
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  • Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism Quick View

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    Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism


    Ltd Beer Colored 180 Gram Vinyl


    First-ever domestic vinyl release of this absolute classic.

    1. Untitled
    2. The Call Of The Wintermoon
    3. Unholy Forces Of Evil
    4. Cryptic Winterstorms
    5. Cold Winds Of Funeral Dust
    6. Blacker Than Darkness
    7. A Perfect Vision Of The Rising Northland
    Immortal
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  • Fuck Me Jesus (Pre-Order) Fuck Me Jesus (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Fuck Me Jesus (Pre-Order)

    First-ever domestic vinyl release of this absolute classic.
    1. Intro / Fuck Me Jesus
    2. Departure From The Mortals
    3. The Black ...
    4, Within The Abyss
    5. Outro / Shut Up And Suffer
    Marduk
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  • Opus Nocturne (Pre-Order) Opus Nocturne (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Opus Nocturne (Pre-Order)

    First-ever domestic vinyl release of this absolute classic.
    1. Intro / The Apperance Of Spirits Of Darkness
    2. Sulphur Souls
    4. From Subterranean Throne Profound
    5. Autumnal Reaper
    6. Materialized In Stone
    7. Untrodden Paths (Wolves Part II)
    8. Opus Nocturne
    10. Deme Quaden Thyrane
    11. The Sun Has Failed
    Marduk
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  • Those of the Unlight (Pre-Order) Those of the Unlight (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Those of the Unlight (Pre-Order)

    First-ever domestic vinyl release of this absolute classic.
    1. Darkness Breeds Immortality
    2. Those Of The Unlight
    3. Wolves
    4. On Darkened Wings
    5. Burn My Coffin
    6. A Sculpture Of The Night
    7. Echoes From The Past
    8. Stone Stands It's Silent Vigil
    Marduk
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  • Damned In Black Damned In Black Quick View

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    Damned In Black

    Limited Edition Gatefold LP

    First-ever domestic vinyl release of this absolute classic.

    1. Triumph

    2. Wrath From Above
    3. Agains The Tide (In The Arctic World)
    4. My Dimension
    5. The Darkness That Embrace Me
    6. In Our Mystic Vision Blest
    7. Damned In Black
    Immortal
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  • Blizzard Beasts Blizzard Beasts Quick View

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    Blizzard Beasts

    Limited Edition Gatefold LP

    First-ever domestic vinyl release of this absolute classic.

    1. Intro
    2. Blizzard Beasts
    3. Nebular Ravens Winter
    4. Suns That Sank Below
    5. Battlefields
    6. Mountains Of Might
    7. Noctambulant
    8. Winter Of The Ages
    9. Frostdemonstorm
    Immortal
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  • Prestige Series Silver Cartridge Prestige Series Silver Cartridge Quick View

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    Prestige Series Silver Cartridge

    The Prestige (and upscale Reference) cartridges from Grado are the first released since the elder Grado's retirement, but they mark an evolution, not dramatic change, of the classic Grado style. There are three basic levels in the Prestige lineup: Black/Green, Blue/Red, and Silver/Gold. In each of these pairings, the latter model is the same as the former, but is able to meet more astringent test specifications. The Green, for instance, is taken from the top 15% of the Black models production.


    The newly redesigned Silver1 and Gold1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Silver1 and gold1 models use a four piece OTL cantilever technology, ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Gold1 model is selected from the Silver1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 5% of the production run meet these standards and become Gold1 models.


     


    Frequency Response: 10-60

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 35

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 5mV

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 45mH

    Resistance: 475

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: U

    Mounting: S/P

    Weight: 5.5



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    Grado Cartridges
    $225.00
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  • Prestige Series Silver (Replacement) Prestige Series Silver (Replacement) Quick View

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    Prestige Series Silver (Replacement)

    For use with the Prestige Series Silver


     


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    Grado Cartridges
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  • In The Wild In The Wild Quick View

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    In The Wild

    FaltyDL's Poem In The Wild


    Upon a mountaintop in Port Lligat I found my true love. We wrapped each other Uptight, never will I forget so much regret. Never apologize.


    Do Me is truth is progress is death is pain is boredom is sex is dance is silence is void. Nine is eternal stream is people is family is anger is fight is father is not all.


    Heart & Soul is female is more anger is ignorance is blisters on sun soaked lips.


    Greater Antilles is two parts masculine one part crystalline structures. Ahead the Ship Sleeps in Danger is Grief resolved through Rolling in New Haven.


    Dos Gardenias para ti.


    Frontin.


    Never apologize.


    Post-stroke vernacular, insult to salt intake fake injury to resume sideline spectatorship. Strained precision, illegal decision and fat masterbatorial visions.


    Vapid vaper-what never signed up, tell a lie, till the day I die. Never apologize.


    Ghost written by Shanghai Den,


    Very best, Falty


    PS. Sorry

    1. Aquí, Port Lligat
    2. New Haven
    3. Uptight
    4. Do Me
    5. Greater Antilles Part 1
    6. Nine
    7. Frontin
    8. Untitled 12
    9. Ahead The Ship Sleeps
    10. Rolling
    11. Dos Gardenias
    12. Heart & Soul
    13. Grief
    14. In The Shit
    15. Danger
    16. Some Jazz Shit
    17. Greater Antilles Part 2
    FaltyDL
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  • Reference Series Sonata 2 Cartridge Reference Series Sonata 2 Cartridge Quick View

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    Reference Series Sonata 2 Cartridge

    No cartridge reproduces a female voice better than this.

    - Robert Reina, Stereophile


    4.0 mV Output


    The newly redesigned Platinum1 and Sonata2 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Platinum1 and Sonata1 models use a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology achieving a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige series and ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils. The Platinum model uses Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing, and the Sonata model uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.


    After a week of warm-up, during which the Sonata was most notable for the solidity of its bass and power of it's subsonic bass, the sound started to become very musical.

    - Andrew Marshall / Audio Ideas Guide / Canada


    For the extra money, the Reference Sonata represents a leap of performance beyond the Platinum and hints at what an expensive moving coil can do.

    - Stereophile / Robert Reina Vol.21, No.6


    Frequency Response: 10-60

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 40

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 2-5

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 45mH

    Resistance: 475

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: F

    Mounting: S

    Weight: 6.5


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    Grado Cartridges
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  • Statement Series Sonata 2 Cartridge Statement Series Sonata 2 Cartridge Quick View

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    Statement Series Sonata 2 Cartridge

    0.5 mV Output


    The newly redesigned Platinum2 and Sonata2 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Platinum2 and Sonata2 models use a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology achieving a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige series and ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils. The Platinum model uses Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing, and the Sonata model uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.


    "...the Sonata does a great job in reproducing the bassYes, the midrange was excellent. The upper octaves of the Grado Sonata did extend to the limits of my test records and sound very smooth. Very nice indeed!"

    - Anthony H. Cordesman - Audiophile Voice


    "And though the Sonata showed consistent excellence with stereo staging and imaging, one always sensed a truth to the recording, without exaggerated effect."

    - Wayne Garcia - The Absolute Sound


     



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    Grado Cartridges
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  • Reference Series Sonata (Replacement) Reference Series Sonata (Replacement) Quick View

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    Reference Series Sonata (Replacement)

    For use with the Reference Series Sonata 1


     


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    Grado Cartridges
    $400.00
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  • Statement Series Sonata (Replacement) Statement Series Sonata (Replacement) Quick View

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    Statement Series Sonata (Replacement)

    For use with the Statement Series Sonata 1


     


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    Grado Cartridges
    $400.00
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  • Technicolor Skull Technicolor Skull Quick View

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    Technicolor Skull


    One-Sided, Bloodred 180 Gram 12 Vinyl LP Limited To 666 Copies


    Technicolor Skull is an experiment in light and sound, exploring the psychic impact of a magick ritual in the context of an improvised performance. With Brian Butler on guitar and electronic instruments, and Kenneth Anger on theremin, their collaboration is a performance contained inside a ritual of unknown origin, tapping into occult stories that extend musical language into initiation. Hidden messages escape through gesture and light, manifesting as a one-time-only event.


    Technicolor Skull performed their first West Coast appearance at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles on November 19, 2011, as part of the opening reception for Kenneth Anger: ICONS. This exhibition will showcase the films, books, and artwork of one of the most original and enigmatic filmmakers of post-war American cinema.


    Kenneth Anger was born in Santa Monica, California. His most iconic works include the classic Fireworks (1947), Eaux D'Artifice (1953), Rabbit?s Moon (1950-1973), Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954-66), Scorpio Rising (1964), Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969) and Lucifer Rising (1970-81). His work has been featured at the Whitney Biennial 2006, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York in 2009 and the Athens Biennial 2009. He lives and works in Los Angeles. Brian Butler is an artist and musician living in Los Angeles. He has been included in: Projections curated By Aaron Rose at Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles; Bright Morning Star curated by Natxo Checa at Galeria ZÉ dos Bois, Lisbon, Portugal; Onedreamrush at Today's Art Museum, Beijing; and The 2nd Athens Biennale. His films have screened at the Tate Modern and the Cannes Film Festival. As a musician, he has recorded and or performed music with artists such as VON LMO, Rozz Williams (Christian Death), and Moving Units.

    1. Technicolor Skull
    Technicolor Skull
    $23.99
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  • Slaves Mass (Pure Pleasure) Slaves Mass (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Slaves Mass (Pure Pleasure)

    Not strictly a jazz album in the strict sense, Slaves Mass has strong compositional themes among its seven tracks. The maestro Hermeto Pascoal plays everything from flutes, soprano saxophone, guitar, Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano and clavinet on this set, and enlists help from Ron Carter, Airto, Flora Purim, Raul DeSouza, David Maro and others. Mixing Pot, is the opener and an anomaly in that it is a vanguard fusion tune where Pascoal really digs in and improvises. It also features the only appearance on this set of Alphonso Johnson on electric bass. In Missa Dos Escravos, the title track, Pascoal's emblematic pig gives his first growls in a song dominated by Brazilian Indian references. Wonderfully and intricately composed, it centers around folk tropes. Chorinho Para Ele is a beautiful and modern choro with a somewhat challenging glissando bridge that really proposed new directions for the traditional genre. Aquela Valsa is a beautiful six/eight theme that turns into a samba with a beautiful trombone solo by DeSouza. Cannon is an utterly improvisational piece that meanders and winds around Pascoal's flute solo. Atonalism dominates the piano solo in Escuta Meu Piano, which also presents bits and pieces of different styles (like baio) and folk songs. Hot samba improvisation is found in GelÉia de Cereja, that slips and slides through a variety of schema and dynamic changes without much internal focus, but it is a compelling bit of creative anarchy nonetheless in that it displays Pascoal's full range of restless musical and textural impulses -- as well as a beautiful soprano solo.



    Musicians:



    • Hermeto Pascoal (saxophone, trombone, flute, keyboard)

    • David Amaro (guitar)

    • Raul De Souza (trombone)

    • Airto Moreira (drums)

    • Flora Purim (vocal)



    Recording: 1977



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Mixing Pot
    2. Slaves Mass
    3. Little Cry For Him
    4. Cannon (Dedicated To Cannonball Adderley)
    5. Just Listen
    6. That Waltz
    7. Cherry Jam
    Hermeto Pascoal
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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