Nice version of a track from the Have Landed album, I love the concept of de-digitalising tracks to analogue - warmth, hiss, drop outs its all there.
Favorite track: If I Don't Make It Home [Ext.Edit] (600 Tape Reel).
A keeper - Have Landed already is one of my favorite albums, and these are 4 tracks re-mastered onto a 50 year (600 month) old reel to reel tape giving it a unique sound quality. Another of my favorite tracks on this album is the jazzier Bognor Regis Stripper.
Favorite track: Spine (600 Tape Reel).
The Six Hundred takes 4 tracks from the Have Landed album and re-masters them onto a 50 year (600 month) old reel to reel tape. Expect drop outs, wow, flutter, hiss, high end loss, channel dips and all the idiosyncrasy of tape magnified x10 but these issues which were once actively avoided when tape was still used have been embraced and combined with all the benefits of tape warmth, fullness etc these tracks sound very different and somewhat unpredictable. Only ‘Spine’ keeps the exact same arrangement plus there’s a very special string only version of Thieves.
However although the cover suggests otherwise ‘The Six Hundred’ is only half the story as this release is about revisiting tracks in the analog domain so the 10” Clear Vinyl 24-bit masters are also included. Previously only available to those lucky enough to get hold of a Wooden Artifact* the 10” was a one off clear vinyl that included specially re-mastered versions of ‘La Luna’ and ‘Bognor Regis Stripper’. Plus as an added bonus a track from the vinyl collection has also been included.
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So many great moments encapsulated in a single track, from the retro synth sound around 10:30, the ethereal voice around 13:30 and the long descent into the darkness of space at the end. Gerrit Wessendorf