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Are those prices legit? I have the Pierre Henry comp. at the top of the Electronic/Experimental page, and it cost me five euros, not 150 (admittedly five years or so ago).

Whatever, I'm having fun browsing the covers and samples, glad that I no longer have the compulsion to shell out silly money for records. Unless I see something really 'need'. Obviously.
posted by jack_mo at 5:11 PM on May 1, 2011


The prices seem slightly insane to me too Jack mo, but I use places like this to discover new sounds/bands and as a launching board to crate dig the rest of the internet for the new sounds I find myself liking.

And honestly, since the cd player in my car broke, I find myself listening to most of my music on youtube anyway.
posted by puny human at 5:50 PM on May 1, 2011


You could cross-check the prices offered on Music Stack and Discogs. Diggers Digest is on Discogs, so you can directly check his prices, when others are offering the same material.

I love the samples, but buying from guys like this is like buying vintage clothing from a vintage shop - it's a curated collection, so everything is "rare" and "must-have." Part of the fun in digging is finding the unknown gems, and giving things your own value, not simply accepting what others have placed upon them. As seen by this site, the world is full of rarities, which makes the rarities seem less special.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:23 PM on May 1, 2011


Interesting website, but this feels more like a catalog website than a real online resource for music. I'm pretty meh about it generally. I'd rather see actual full tracks linked than tiny clips of items I cannot hope to afford.
posted by hippybear at 6:28 PM on May 1, 2011


Yeah, ditto hippybear - I like it for adding more names and labels to my mental catalog of Things To Buy, should I be digging through bins or wandering through isles of music. Anyway, I almost prefer digging the gems out of whatever you can find, otherwise you would have missed this sample in this track.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:31 PM on May 1, 2011


Whatev.

Even if I only find one thing to explore per category it is worth it to me.

It has already turned me on to Orhan Gencebay, who has about 50 tracks on youtube. I haven't even checked for d-loads yet.

And the description of the "Japan" album in the Breaks and Drums section led me to this.

You guys just don't know how to crate dig :P
posted by puny human at 6:46 PM on May 1, 2011




I love this, ph. Thanks.
posted by koeselitz at 7:01 PM on May 1, 2011


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posted by jessamyn at 7:53 PM on May 1, 2011


First, thanks for this post. Like I said earlier, I appreciate this site for providing samples of rare records, so I have a sound to put with a name and label.

Second, I'm harshing on the guy's push to sell his records, not this post or the fantastic samples highlighted therein. I appreciate the content in part, but not in whole.

To be honest, I'm now tempted to make a similar blog, but instead of pushing the sales, I'd link to other sites that have reviewed the same albums (especially when they post actual tracks to download), and highlight the re-presses. A number of these lost gems have been brought back at a realistic price.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:47 AM on May 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


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