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So as most of you know, Omar's bandcamp is gone. This means there are a large number of his albums which are no longer available to be purchased legally anywhere and there is nothing which seems to indicate that Omar is ever going to get around to recovering the bandcamp page. What's left is a discography in complete disarray. We need something better.
I understand the coma's policy on file sharing but I would hope that an exception is made in this case. If this does not happen I fear we will literally lose albums to a digital wasteland. Already, there are torrents out there which are tagged horribly, transcoded, ripped from god knows where, in mind numbingly stupid formats. I want to emphasize this is not for the sake of sharing Omar's albums, but for organizing them for the benefit of everyone, perhaps even Omar himself.
So my plan is as follows. Here is what I want to do. I will keep a spreadsheet updated here that everyone can see with every album that has been properly catalogued. So what does that mean? I need your help coma! I own a large amount of Omar vinyl records, but unfortunately own very few of his CDs and/or original digital files from official sources. This is where you come in. If possible, and this is likely to change, I would like if people were to send me links to albums. You know what to do. There are a couple stipulations.
1. Files must be ripped from CD in 320 kbps MP3 or better.
2. Or the digital files must come from an official source aka bandcamp, itunes, amazon, etc.
3. No transcoding whatsoever.
4. Vinyl rips are also accepted, of any quality, process, whatever. But if it is a vinyl rip let me know!
*If you have digital copies of any albums but you do not know where it came from, I don't want it.
This could be a slow process for everyone involved so if you want to contribute there is no need to rush. As I gather together the files, I will make sure they are tagged and encoded properly to a single standard, given proper art work, and anything else anyone would like to contribute. Lyrics, pictures, whatever.
The intention is then to either put these in one easy to access location (not sure where yet), or to create a single torrent out of it for everyone.
So what do you all think? Does anyone have any suggestions? How do you all tag Omar's albums? What format works best?
Edit: Here is my speadsheet of what I have so far which I will continue to update as I get more albums.
Edit2: If you have something you would like to contribute, please PM me.
Edit3: Ok, I was kindly given the complete discography to work with so my next step is to clean everything up and then start work on a website. Of course, if anyone has vinyl rips they would like to contribute feel free to PM me.
Final: Site is complete in that everything has finally been uploaded to it and can be listened to. Check it out www.leakyfaucet.us.