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    Of late, I've seen vinyl for Univers Zero, Magma, Goblin, Faust, Art Zoyd, and various other stuff.

    In the last 6 months or so they actually opened up an expanded section of the store to accommodate more vinyl. So now there's a much larger room.

    I am still kind of a CD person so I've not dug TOO deeply into the psych vinyl...but their selection of stuff from Death Waltz, Finders Keepers, and other eclectic-style labels is simply dreamy for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Of late, I've seen vinyl for Univers Zero, Magma, Goblin, Faust, Art Zoyd, and various other stuff.

    In the last 6 months or so they actually opened up an expanded section of the store to accommodate more vinyl. So now there's a much larger room.

    I am still kind of a CD person so I've not dug TOO deeply into the psych vinyl...but their selection of stuff from Death Waltz, Finders Keepers, and other eclectic-style labels is simply dreamy for me.
    well, I am not a new vinyl buyer in general, and definitely not of stuff that is long available on CD, so my views of the shop's stock being pathetic were based solely on the CD section.
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    I found both Aksak Maboul records (vinyl) in a Record Exchange, but it was back in the mid-80s, irrc. They're both good.

    There are a few vinyl shops still around, the Dallas area has a few: Goods Records, etc. I assume there's a few around Austin and Houston too.

    There's a Houston Record Convention coming up pretty soon, but I think most of it caters to used vinyl.

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    Here's another new-ish (at least to me) label that reissues vinyl, Wah Wah. They've just rereleased some Popul Vuh on vinyl, among some others:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippypants View Post
    Here's another new-ish (at least to me) label that reissues vinyl, Wah Wah. They've just rereleased some Popul Vuh on vinyl, among some others
    And they're VERY welcome, although to be honest there IS a lot to earn from reissuing krautrock stuff, as it's basically ALWAYS in more or less hipster demand. Obviously, I was delighted to find all those titles reissued by the Amber Soundroom label a few years back (including Agitation Free, Eela Craig etc.).

    A thing which has made me frown is the discovery of a whole new generation of acid/psych rock artists who apparently cling to the vinyl format almost exclusively. I used to be all over this kind of thing, but some of the vendors at fairs seem to offer numerous ttles by countless names I've never even come close to ever hearing about. I wouldn't even know where to start with all that... Well, if Steve F. didn't somehow recommend it first, that is (as with that stellar Crown Larks affair, which I now yearn to get on vinyl). Getting too old to get into abundant new stough already.
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    I haven't been to a record fair in years, I never was that interested in the records in those (average stuff, way overpriced in my experience) but back then those were also the easiest places to get progressive/psychedelic stuff on CD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ88 View Post
    back then those were also the easiest places to get progressive/psychedelic stuff on CD.
    Interesting. Although there used to be CDs offered at fairs here in Norway, the absolutely dominant emphasis was ALWAYS on vinyl. Today, with some new and upcoming groups, the stakes seem all reversed in that they apparently release more copies of their releases on vinyl than on CD; in fact I can name several Norwegian bands who keep pressing CDs almost exclusively to go with their vinyl packages.
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    ^It's been at least 5 years since I went to one, and when I most regularly went (2006-8 ish) was really before this 'vinyl resurgence' had really taken off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    an average record store in an average downtown Oslo shopping mall
    Which store was this?

    Going to Oslo on Wednesday, and might have a little time over for visiting one or two record stores. Which is the first one I should go to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
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    So, this is what I came across last night, arbitrarily skimming through the vinyl aisles of artists' names and thinking "Hey, they've even got a separate slot for Magma [hidden behind the cover in question here!], so I'll just betcha there's something semi-sensational resting on the 'M in general' category!"

    Anyway, the find got me thinking that there truly *IS* something in the saying about the state of music interest in Norwegian urban culture nowadays; we've had a few threads on this topic in the past (here, for instance: http://www.progressiveears.org/forum...orwegian+scene), still I'm absolutely fascinated how it would even occur that an executive at imports would consider offering not only one but several copies of a title as profoundly obscure as the first Aksak. Obviously, Marc Hollander DID found the famous cult label Crammed and indeed led the colourful new wave heroes Honeymoon Killers, so this might explain a thing or two.
    I just want to point out that posts like this really, really make me so aware of the fact that the illness that has scuttled me since May 2014 (my last trip to Norway, visiting Stavanger for Mai Jazz), despite continued explorations down diagnostic paths, remains undiagnosed and, consequently, if anything, has gotten worse not better. As a result, I'm lucky to be able to cover shows locally (though I am going to try and make it to Montreal for the Steven Wilson show...but now I have to stay in a hotel overnight and train home the next day if I want to stay anywhere near ok)...and as much as I kiss the many countries I have visited in the past 8 years, the one I miss the most is Norway (which I usually visited 3-4 times/year) and the city I miss the most is, indeed, Oslo.

    <sigh>. Please don't stop posting things like this on account of me, but just to tell you how much it makes me pine for the fjords

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    Actual find at Musicland, the last of the “shopping mall record stores”:



    I guess I’m spoiled, living in close proximity to Berkeley, where Amoeba and Rasputin’s still do a fine business. And I was in Sacramento (for a job interview), where I stopped into Dimple Records, which had actually expanded to a second building since I was there last. Mind you, these are all “used media outlets” more than just record stores. And I must admit, I buy a lot more videos* than I do music these days.

    *movies/TV, not music DVDs. I can count the number of music-related video releases I own on the fingers of one hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    We don't HAVE average or ANY record stores any more...


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    We have about 6 at least in Seattle, but they do sell CD's too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aplodon View Post
    Which store was this?

    Going to Oslo on Wednesday, and might have a little time over for visiting one or two record stores. Which is the first one I should go to?
    During my twelve day - ten cities megatour of Scandinavia last September I had time for one record shop per city, if that. I quickly scampered to Rock&Roll in Oslo, a jazz shop in Stockholm, Digelius in Helsinki and an outdoor flea market in Copenhagen. Every shop treated me like an old friend and were happy I took the time to come in. Each shop seemed to be prospering - relatively - and I felt great giving them my business. You can't buy that experience at iTunes or Amazon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smcfee View Post
    Hit a CD place in Leiden (in the Netherlands) earlier this month called Velvet Music. In addition to having sections for Alquin, Earth and Fire, and Supersister (as one must), they had Gazpacho and Anathema in their new releases at the front of the store, and a sizable Motorpsycho section. Was nice to see!
    In Delft there are 3 stores: Velvet, Sounds and Platenmanneke, all located in the centre and there is also a store specialised in classical.

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