Best yet--shame about the hassles getting it October 7, 2007
Written by GerryK
As one who bought "No Pussyfooting" on LP back in the 70s, and have somewhat slavishly followed the careers of Messrs. F and E since the first Crim and Roxy albums, I think this is their best collaboration yet. It must be issued on regularly available CD to the world at large. Itís too good to bury on an obscure website and make people jump through hoops to get it.
The process to get a playable CD is frankly a hassle. Remember on Seinfeld when Kramer had his "bake-your-own-pizza" idea? Bad idea. So what do you, the purchaser of a Bit-Torrent download get? The chance to spend more of your time and money to burn your own CD, then a further outlay to print your own CD inlay card. Add it up and youíve spent as much as you would have to buy a manufactured CD in a store or on Amazon, and spent a lot more time doing it.
Further hassles: getting the files proved to be a chore. What should have been a 20-minute download turned into a case of constant monitoring as the download stopped numerous times throughout. Converting the FLAC to AIFF proved painless, but again, more time consumed. I use a Mac running OS X 10.4 and Safari. It took over an hour just to get the page with the cover art to load after countless tries. Not fun.
Fortunately, after converting the files to AIFFs, I used Roxio Jam to create a gapless-between-tracks CD easily, but more time was taken to have to do it. I havenít attempted to print the inlay card yet. The question is, how much is your time worth? While I am glad to have this work on (my own) CD, it is much more of a hassle to get it than a quick click on Amazon. Iím all for artists getting to share the profits directly with downloads, but at a buck a track directly in their pocket, the buyer should be provided a more hassle-free way to access their purchases. It will be interesting to see how Radiohead handle downloading their new album.
But full marks for the music itself.
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| London, UK March 14, 2006|
Posted by: pczerner
ummm... Maybe itís DESIGNED to cut off abruptly at the end ...
|CD for home? Thu., May 3, 2007|
Posted by: jcarr73729
Download the FLAC files (they are lossless), convert back to WAV, and burn a CD. People have been doing this for years.
|Will it be on CD? Sat., Apr 14, 2007|
Posted by: foolsmate
Like some other reviewers have asked will this be avaialbe on CD?
If so then I would definately by a copy. I would like to have a quality
hard copy that I can listen to on my high end hi-fi Read more
|This is the music that turned Ahriman to Mithra Sun., Mar 25, 2007|
Posted by: dave_reckoning
This is the pure stuff. As spooky as An Index of Metals, with 13 hyper-cosmos worlds to explore within. Perhaps the most potent and deeply mind altering vibrations that conciousness allows.
|A Treasure Chest. Tue., Feb 13, 2007|
Posted by: LouieB
Fripp and Eno have done it again with their latest release "The Cotswold Gnomes". Compiled by Brian Eno from unreleased material that dates back to over a decade, this download is a genuine treasure chest from these two musical Read more
|Collectors Thu., Jan 18, 2007|
Posted by: ronmadigan
Studio-sweepings of Masters, and worth hearing in that sense, but one wonders if perhaps in the bad old days of Record Companies, the company would have either not released this, put it out as filler on a single (hence marginal Read more
| London, UK March 14, 2006|
Posted by: paladino
The old duo is very excellent. But...i prefere one only long track with all obliquities! Francesco Paladino
|The Cotswold Gnomes Tue., Jan 2, 2007|
Posted by: sergegirard
Waiting for the complete CD version. I donít like MP3 etcetera!
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