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I felt ripped off.
short runs, interesting artwork or concept. Would do it again.
sorry for the ignorance
Probably written on in permanent marker as well as opposed to a proper CD with artwork on and that.
nah blud. you can get stickers and do proper artwork yourself or get a load printed.
you can get a printer than prints on CDRs for like £70 now
most of those I used to buy looked pretty good really. Some had coloured discs too, which made for a pleasant change
CDr dyes can fade
but i've been using them for well over 10 years and not really had that many become unplayable unless they were left in full sunlight for ages or were some cheapo pound shop brand
haven't bought any in a while but i liked them when i did.
never been quite sure why this is. Suppose it's good they're willing to review CD-R's.
I buy quite a few CD-Rs, mostly from smaller bands who probably can't afford the cost of getting a 'proper' CD done.
but even/especially in noise scenes it's bad form and frowned upon to sell a CDr as a 'CD'
so long as the price is reflective of the product what's the issue?
and just generally feeling that things should be represented accurately, people feeling ripped off at recieving a supposedly inferior format, expecially in a genre flooded with cheap and nasty (in a good way or not) homemade CDr releases
obscure/obsolete/anti-record formats (8track,floppy,microcassette,reel,VCD etc) > locked groove vinyl > 7" > 12"/other vinyl > pro cassette > mini-cd/r > lathe cut > DIY normal CDr > DIY cassette > youtube > MP3/download > pro CD > pro CDr > 1-sided anything unless it has some good art/gimmick/concept for the blank side.
In the noise scene I guess it's slightly different, but it just makes me think that the artist didn't care enough/was proud enough of the work to put some money behind it and get it pressed properly.
A kind of put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is thing.
i bought the Julian Lynch Droplet On A Hot Stone 7" and it came with a CDR of the album Born2Run
(New Age Tapes, Pacific City Sound Visions, Muscleworks Inc. etc) because they only put stuff out on CDr or tape. Have bought them from other bands/labels since too.
Don't care at all that it's a CDr rather than a pro-pressed CD - some of the James Ferraro and Spencer Clark related albums are amongst the best things I've ever bought
i have liked 6 shangaan electro cd-rs i got from boomkat once.
many many many
I wouldn't personally be convinced of how long they're going to last. It would need to have some very special art with it, I think.
If it's just had a really nicely printed label put on it then the person who's selling it to you presumably has that art as a digital image that could be zipped with the music and given to you as a download.
The packaging was really good don't know why he skimpt on the disc, guess it was a stop gap until the proper vinyl release that never materialised
They're fine. Plenty of small labels out there releasing incredible music on a format that is affordable and reasonably stable. The fact that they're marginally less stable than "proper" CDs is usually reflected in the price.
Albums, I don't think so