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The Light Fantastic

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  1. suntripper
    Member

    @shakti - What need have I for this? What need have I for that? I am dancing at the feet of my Lord. All is bliss. All is bliss.

    Posted 12 months ago #
  2. Ratmaus
    Member

    You might find comfort in this.

    Posted 12 months ago #
  3. suntripper
    Member

    @shakti - If it's any consolation, I ordered mine on 15th October, and still no, er, Joy.

    Posted 12 months ago #
  4. shakti
    Member

    Well, I'll be doing La Danse du Bonheur when it arrives!

    (Love when someone gets the shakti reference!)

    Posted 12 months ago #
  5. nicoot
    Member

    @suntripper and @shakti I'm in the same situation... Not any notification and ordered it the day it appeared in the online shop...

    Posted 12 months ago #
  6. otherdemon
    Member

    I ordered this on Oct 16 or 17th. It did take a while before I received it in Oslo (3 weeks later or something), but it sounds like I'm among the lucky ones.

    Don't have a record player in my new apartment yet, so haven't heard the album. But I have heard all the tracks previously, except Take The Air (Pupil).
    And the booklet is some of the funniest shit ever!

    Posted 12 months ago #
  7. Hoffa
    Member

    I also ordered only hours after it was online, but still have not got any information on shipping, I also live in Oslo.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  8. TomTomTurbulence
    Member

    Placed my order on October, 15th; should ship to southern Germany, but neither got any informations... seems like we have to hold on!

    Posted 11 months ago #
  9. suntripper
    Member

    Just got mine. Very happy. Will now eke it out. Got to make the most of it what with the news and everything. Still, we might have lost something special, but the people of Trondheim have gained a damned good plumbing outfit.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  10. nicoot
    Member

    It has arrived in Ghent, Belgium! Nice 'Sinterklaas' gift (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas).
    FYI: a certification (sort of declaration of safety) on the packaging was signed on 17 November by the sender.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  11. Smarti333s
    Member

    The Light Fantastic, got it at the Amsterdam gig. Played it a few times, knew most songs, but thought the sound quality was a bit off. Playing other records made me realize the audiocable from my pickup (an old Dual 505) was fucked, to a point only noise came out of the right speaker. For a tech-noob like me there was only one option and to have someone fix it for me, however this took a month before done. So only after this month I am crossing my fingers for a better sound, and yes.... the light was fantastic, playing records like crazy again, so come on MP, release some more of that black gold, I'm ready.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  12. Sleepynaut
    Member

    Ordered both versions on October 15th, had the initial email confirmation but nothing at all since

    Posted 11 months ago #
  13. shakti
    Member

    Me neither. To be honest, this is starting to piss me off a little. I'll cut them some slack for it taking time getting all of the orders out, but it looks like there is absolutely no pattern to how the orders are being processed.

    Could there have been a hickup with some of the initial/very first orders?

    Posted 11 months ago #
  14. Dense_Fog
    Member

    I got my copy today and I think the remaining orders will arrive this week or the next! I also had bought a copy of the Supersonic Scientists-book and I think I got Snah's personal copy to read during an European tour since there is a dedication from the editor in the book! Something like "Hi Snah! Thanks for many good times! Nothing beats a good guitar solo..." - there are a couple of Norwegian words I don't know as well...

    A handwritten note explained the condition of the book due to it have been part of a tour along with a Motorpsycho-sticker...thank you so much!

    Once there was a delay because I had placed an order and Paypal did not forward the receipt of my payment for the records to the shop and they didn't know about it - I did send a letter and the records were shipped out the same day....

    Since Light Fantastic is a rare record I contacted the shop to make sure they knew about my order and there was no problem this time only that there were a lot of orders for this record....

    and today I got my copy - and it looks so amazing I'm thinking about buying a second copy and hang it on my wall here in my apartment....majestic design!

    Posted 11 months ago #
  15. shakti
    Member

    Sorry to sound like a whiny kid, but my patience is up. It's been two months since I ordered, and not a word since then. I emailed the Motorpsycho webshop several days ago, but no reply. If it's not here on Monday I'll be filing a complaint with Paypal.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  16. TomTomTurbulence
    Member

    Notification today: a parcel from norway has to be picked up at the customs office! Seems "The Light Fantastic" is here at last! (Or at least near...)

    Posted 11 months ago #
  17. pfnuesel
    Member

    Always about a month after a special item appears in the webstore, people start to complain here about the parcel not having arrived, neither having heard a word of its whereabouts. It's been like that since the webstore is up, always the same picture. I understand that this is annoying. On the other hand, maybe people should start to embrace the whole DIY culture in the Motorpsycho mothership. It brings us an awfully slow webstore, but also new records at a lightning fast speed.

    It is everyone's right to complain after two month not having received their package. But those who do file a complain, should not complain again afterwards, if they got the money back, but no copy of The Light Fantastic.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  18. shakti
    Member

    Well, I did at least receive a reply today, so there's hope. DIY or not, I think it's kind of past the fanzine stage at this point. What is one supposed to do when it doesn't show up? It's been several weeks since the blog said that all October orders had been processed, so there is the possibility that it got lost in the mail. The problem is - who knows? I can't sit still forever and just wait.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  19. pj
    Member

    as with a lot of things it is simply a matter of organisation. i know the webshop seems to be a one (wo)man operation, but why not simply hire a reliable student to help you along during peak phases. many students would be happy to help. at least that's how i organised things while having to send out several hundreds of orders.

    that said, i've been waiting since Oct 16 with no information at all.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  20. shakti
    Member

    I was just told by Cecilie Lykke that my order (placed on Oct 15) hadn't been forwarded by Paypal. So there was indeed a hickup after all. I think those of you who ordered early but still haven't received anything might want to get in touch with the webshop...

    Posted 11 months ago #
  21. Hoffa
    Member

    Did you get an e-mail with confirmation and order# even though the payment went through?

    Posted 11 months ago #
  22. shakti
    Member

    I got the Paypal receipt email. Nothing specifically from the Motorpsycho webshop.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  23. Hoffa
    Member

    OK.. I got both Paypal- and MP/Shop confirmation on oct 15th, still nothing. What e-mail did you use for cantacting the shop? Only info I find says «booking only»..

    Posted 11 months ago #
  24. shakti
    Member

    That's the one I used. I read it as the phone number being for booking only. Couldn't find any other way to contact them.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  25. Hoffa
    Member

    Thanks, I’ll try the same then!

    Posted 11 months ago #
  26. peterprong
    Member

    Ordered it from Belgium as soon as it was available in the webshop. Immediately received order confirmation and a order number.

    Until now nothing to show for my money. No LP, no responses to emails, ...

    I really dig the whole DIY-thing and understand that things can be a bit slow now and then. And I wouldn't mind waiting a bit longer, if at least someone would be so kind as to respond to my email.

    Really not cool, not even in a DIY rock 'n' roll-kinda-way.

    Posted 11 months ago #
  27. Hoffa
    Member

    I e-mailed them a week ago (see above), turnes out they hade made a mistake and said they would ship my copy the same day.
    Probably arrives right after christmas.. That’s cool, but seems there might be more than just me...

    Posted 11 months ago #
  28. TomTomTurbulence
    Member

    Now available via Stickman (as well as kosmiske reise)
    https://www.stickman-records.com/motorpsycho-tour-goodies-and-new-spidergawd-7/

    Posted 11 months ago #
  29. shakti
    Member

    Finally got my copy! I doubtlessly don't need to say this, but this release is an absolute gem of a Motorpsycho artifact. I hadn't thought of this as a 30th anniversary release, but it makes a lot of sense as a celebration of everything that is Motorpsycho. This is humor and weirdness and side-splittingly hilarious nerdy intelligence, all rolled up in a package that, visually, stands with the absolute best they've done. Still haven't got to the music and the two unreleased tracks...

    Posted 10 months ago #
  30. suntripper
    Member

    Some nice Sunday afternoon listening I found on Mixcloud (as the storms rage outside):

    A playlist to intrigue some members here...

    Wake Up at the Other End of the Universe 7/1/20

    Motorpsycho : The Light Fantastic (The Light Fantastic) Motorpsycho Archives
    Colour Haze : The Real (We Are) Elektrohasch
    Møster! : Bandha (When You Cut into the Present) Hubro
    Oulu Space Jam Collective : Sax Offender (Drug Rings of Saturn) Adansonia
    The Janitors : Do It Again (Drone Head) Cardinal Fuzz
    The Heads : Dissonaut (At Last!) Rooster Rock
    Masters of Reality : The Blue Garden (Flak’n’Flight) Brownhouse
    Wishbone Ash : The Pilgrim (Live) (Live from Memphis)

    https://www.mixcloud.com/TheOtherEnd/wake-up-at-the-other-end-of-the-universe-07-01-2020/

    I was lucky enough to see Wishbone Ash at Reading Festival 1981. I look at the line-up for those three days now and wish I had Stewie Griffin's time machine handy!

    Posted 9 months ago #

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