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CR99



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:43 am    Post subject: Flexi Discs and other unusual Reply with quote

Salut! Is there any factory on earth that still produces Flexi Discs? I think they were quite usual in the 80s, but now I never saw any of them. It is rumored that the Mayhem Bootleg releases from BUD-KON (Russia or Ukraine I guess) are released a few years ago and not so old like I thought. They are on crazy 6"colored square flexis



the quality is a pity, but for me it would be awesome to see a release on a flexi like that (with best quality of course).
Any informations?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen these.
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minge-eater



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they still make flexis , here is a link

http://www.users.bigpond.com/lillith/hxm/Frame001.htm

the sound quality on these things are always crap, why you think no one bothers with them anymore , and they dont last long.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i agree, i own/have owned flexis and they always sound very bad and are extremely fragile. it's not worth pressing them unless it's a free thing to come with a magazine, and that basically what they were for back in the 80's...
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Humus



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was offered a whole bunch of Mayhem flexis a few years ago and I'm guessing they were made then. The guy (a Russian) asked more for each flexi than for a regular 7" so I told him to fuck off. He had like twenty different versions, if not more.
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CR99



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Acetate / Lathe Cut Records.
Acetate records are the perfect alternative to small runs
of vinyl records. With Acetate runs starting from 20 units
its a cheap way to add a unique item to your
discography. Acetate has a lower quality of sound and
has a shorter life span then vinyl."

Are these Acetate / Lathe Cut Records another word for Flexidiscs?
Well if the Soundquality is always poor I think it's not really worth anymore...
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Humus



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two different things. Lathe's are just low-quality small run records. Flexi's are also low-quality but paper-thin and very bendable.
They're good if you get them for free or if you make 'em for some friends, but it's plain stupid to make them on a commercial base.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flexis are actually mastered like regular vinyl and pressed on the same material. The sound quality can be decent if you take care of them. It made ecnomical sense back in the 80's and early 90's when flexis cost like 30 cents each to make.
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Nocturnal Deathstrike



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Flexis from being used for promotion. They often came with magazines in the 80s.
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