Monday, April 2, 2012

Klara Circus - Angel Orphan / Boku No Katamuki 7" flexi (Nagomu, 1987)

Side A
Angel Orphan

Side B
Boku no Katamuki

As promised, here's some more from the Nagomu label. This is is more along the off-kilter twee folk naïvete axis of Nagomu groups.


11 comments:

ECno8 said...

*drool* you are my hero. i recently snagged a live vhs of them and converted it to dvd and also a compressed rip if you or anyone else is interested.

http://voodoovault.blogspot.com/search/label/klara%20circus

c.patera said...

Excellent! Great blog too.

More Klara Circus on the way soon...

-C

ECno8 said...

oh, also.. i'm new to this whole record ripping thing. i'm curious what your gear is. my record rips have been not so great in my opinion thus far, but i've got a whole new rig coming that should make them pretty much flawless. (at least for a mid-level stylus. i'm not rich enough for a fancy one)

c.patera said...

Ah, I think my rips aren't so great either. I have a laptop and not a desktop computer, so I'm unable to input directly into my soundcard. I use a USB input device instead. I think my rips come out a bit thin and noisy, but hey I'm doing you all a favor, right?

-C

ECno8 said...

haha yeah. i think they sound pretty fine, but i'm no real audiophile when it comes to that. i'd rather hear it than not, ya know? i'm excited about my new rig. now only if it was easier to get my hands on japanese records without paying astronomical amounts of money.

ECno8 said...

oh, also.. haha sorry, don't mean to chat your ear off... something i learned while i was researching getting my rig.. the thin-ness you speak of is probably because you should really have a phono preamp in your setup. i guess records are actually pressed with the bass shrunk to fit more information, so phono pre-'s have a built in eq stage that is RIAA certified to rebalance the record. never knew that myself.

c.patera said...

Nah, I don't need a preamp. If I needed one and were lacking it, the volume would be nearly inaudible. It's not that information is shrunk on a record (it's really not "information" in the analog format), but rather that turntables output at a low level. A preamp doesn't do any EQing, it simple pre-amplifies a signal to line-level. Most turntables these days have built-in preamps. I think my problem is recording via USB... it picks up an electronic whine and can also pick up harddrive noise. I have to disconnect from the internet when I'm ripping vinyl because it will pick up processing noises if I don't. I also am currently ripping without EQing until the digital stage, which is probably not ideal...

Anonymous said...

are you ever going to post anything new again? like maybe chance operation? like you said?

c.patera said...

Yeah, just chill.

C.

Anonymous said...

ok, I'll chill. thank you

beefhound said...

This is most wonderful and thanks very much. Just a quick observation: the two tracks have been swapped during the naming / tagging process. The "Boku no Katamuki" track is actually "Angel Orphan" and vice versa. Terrific stuff nontheless.