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Escape From Synth City

LP (Item 929233) Numero, 1980s — Condition: Very Good+

The cover here has a real Nintendo-looking cover – and the sounds within definitely follow that groove – in an array of spare 80s-styled modes that would have made us a lot happier back when we were gaming on our Atari and Activision sets in high school! In truth, many of these tunes are a bit too complicated or sonically rich to have been handled by both an early gaming system, or the tinny speaker on our old Sony TV set – but the package is maybe a fantasy of what would have, should have been the best mode of the time – had the powers that be allowed such things to happen! The work is maybe mostly in the mode of some of the best electronic sound library styles from the European scene at the first half of the 80s – that moment when more drum machine rhythms and keyboard parts were taking over from bigger studio combos – as you'll hear on titles that include "Konya" by Al Gromer Khan, "Intellectual Thinking" by New World Music, "Emperor's Clothes" by Jim Farmer, "Sunrise" by Vernal Equinox, "Breath Of Sound" by Tony Palkovic, and "Midnight Mambo" by Smith & Ericson.  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(In the die-cut "cartridge" cover.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

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