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General Sharing & Discussion => Requests => Topic started by: AbeFroman on June 21, 2020, 02:37:49 AM

Title: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: AbeFroman on June 21, 2020, 02:37:49 AM
I need about half of these, but I thought it might be a good idea to try to gather them all in one place.

Laszlo Bencker has his name on these, but a good portion of the tracks are credited to John Epping.

As for the CD repackages vs the original LPs, I would like to see for myself what the differences are, so there is value in collecting them all.

Robot Couture - Sonoton ‎– SON 295 (https://www.discogs.com/Laszlo-Bencker-Robot-Couture/release/1844306)
Robot Couture - Underscores 1 - Sonoton ‎– SON 296 (https://www.discogs.com/Laszlo-Bencker-Robot-Couture-Underscores-1/release/8871631)
Robot Couture - Underscores 2 - Sonoton ‎– SON 297 (https://www.discogs.com/Laszlo-Bencker-Robot-Couture-Underscores-2/release/1937980)
Robot Couture - Sonoton Recorded Music Library ‎– SCD 017 (https://www.discogs.com/Robot-Couture/release/11340665) - SON 295, 296, 297 collection

Lady Robot - Sonoton ‎– SON 260 (https://www.discogs.com/Laszlo-Bencker-Lady-Robot/release/1195112)
Lady Robot - Jingles & Underscores - Sonoton ‎– SON 261 (https://www.discogs.com/Laszlo-Bencker-Lady-Robot-Jingles-Underscores/release/1013399)
Lady Robot - Sonoton Recorded Music Library ‎– SCD002 (https://www.discogs.com/Laszlo-Bencker-Lady-Robot/release/6558210) - SON 260, 261 collection

Edit: Added some links, and re-ordered for clarity - Thanks bongo_rock, Retronic !
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: bongo_rock on June 21, 2020, 01:09:52 PM
Hi AbeFroman!

SON 296 & SON 260 are my rips, they are both LP-rips. The others are from BlackWatchPlaid's Sonoton megathread and are CD/FLAC files.
I'd really like to buy the "Robot Couture" LP, but due to upcoming economic difficulties that I have at the moment, I cannot do now. My money is spent on eggs and cheese for now...  :P

Hopefully all of the jingles and underscores that you're looking for are included in the CD-rips.

These albums are absolutely fantastic, and they are all close to my heart. Enjoy! :)

[Sonoton] - SON 260 - Laszlo Bencker - Lady Robot (1986) (FLAC)
mediafire.com/file/bv0f3o8c61bhdve

[Sonoton] - SON 296 - Laszlo Bencker - Robot Couture - Underscores 1 (1988) (FLAC)
mediafire.com/file/1rjfb23yzhugdyu

SCD 017 - Laszlo Bencker - Robot Couture (1988)(FLAC)
mediafire.com/file/w5mdlmpef7u3fy6

SCD 002 - Laszlo Bencker - Lady Robot- Jingles & Underscores (1986)(FLAC)
mediafire.com/file/42w7fbjj9ttqeil
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: AbeFroman on June 24, 2020, 08:51:42 PM
Thanks Bongo!  Over half-way there right off the bat!

I know there are subtle differences between the LP and CD versions.  I'll see if I can find some examples in what we have already.

Underscores 2 on LP has been the toughest to track down.  Hopefully, someone can dig it up!
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: Ice8 on June 25, 2020, 11:02:34 PM
Thanks for these discs
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: kimhill on June 27, 2020, 03:07:25 AM
I love the music, but I'm baffled by how the albums/tracks are organized.

Below is a simplified summary of all Laszlo Bencker's "Robot" albums listed on his Discogs artist page:

Lady Robot  (2 versions):
1) Sonoton ‎– SON 260 1986 LP, 14 tracks
2) Sonoton Recorded Music Library ‎– SCD002 1987 CD, 11 tracks   

Lady Robot - Jingles & Underscores ‎(LP)
Sonoton SON 261 DIGITAL 1986  47 tracks
   
Robot Couture  (2 versions):
1) Sonoton ‎– SON 295  1988 LP, 14 tracks
2) Sonoton Recorded Music Library ‎– SCD 017 1988 CD, 14 tracks

Robot Couture - (Underscores 1)
Sonoton ‎– SON 296  1988 LP, 34 tracks

Robot Couture - (Underscores 2)
Sonoton ‎– SON 297  1988 LP, 30 tracks

https://www.discogs.com/artist/581692-Laszlo-Bencker
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: kimhill on June 27, 2020, 03:11:01 AM
I'd like to get all of them, but at this point, I'm not even sure what "all of them" means…

Here's what I *think* I have from the mediafire DLs in this thread:

SON 260 - Lady Robot (1986) 14 trks
SON 261 - Lady Robot Jingles & Underscores (1986) 49 trks
SCD 017 - Robot Couture (1988) 28 trks
SON 296 - Robot Couture - Underscores 1 (1988) 34 trks
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: kimhill on June 27, 2020, 03:32:03 AM
PS: the other Laszlo Bencker Robot suite thread is here:

https://librarymusicthemes.net/index.php?topic=2758.0
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: AbeFroman on June 27, 2020, 08:29:29 AM
kimhill:

Your posts basically re-state my first post, and in that old Lady Robot thread, the links are all dead except for the files bongo_rock re-posted here.

As for your confusion, there are a couple things to note:

1: The CD versions of Robot Couture and Lady Robot are collections of the main albums and their underscore albums.  So, SCD 017 contains tracks from SON 295, 296, & 297.  I included these CD versions here for completeness and also because I believe there are slight differences between some tracks here and the original LPs.  I hope to gather my evidence on this soon.

2: Discogs commonly has mistakes when it comes to library music.  Case in point - The entry for SCD 017 is a mess.
https://www.discogs.com/Robot-Couture/release/11340665

As you say, it shows 14 tracks, but that only accounts for the "main versions".  Sonoton's site (https://www.sonofind.com/track/SCD0017) shows the true tracklist as:

1 (2:52) ROBOT COUTURE - Laszlo Bencker
2 (1:56) ROBOT COUTURE - Laszlo Bencker
3 (2:34) FEMINIQUE - John Epping
4 (2:06) FEMINIQUE - John Epping
5 (2:56) TECHNOCLASS - Laszlo Bencker
6 (1:54) TECHNOCLASS - Laszlo Bencker
7 (2:48) START AGAIN - Gregor F. Narholz
8 (1:25) START AGAIN - Gregor F. Narholz
9 (2:33) DANCING BYTES - John Epping
10 (1:51) DANCING BYTES - John Epping
11 (3:22) VIBRAPHONOID - Laszlo Bencker
12 (2:16) VIBRAPHONOID - Laszlo Bencker
13 (2:38) ROBOT ROMANCE - John Epping
14 (1:26) ROBOT ROMANCE - John Epping
15 (3:04) TECHNOFUNK - Laszlo Bencker
16 (2:12) TECHNOFUNK - Laszlo Bencker
17 (3:05) NEVER GIVE UP - John Epping
18 (2:41) NEVER GIVE UP - John Epping
19 (2:56) ROBOT CONTROL - Laszlo Bencker
20 (1:39) ROBOT CONTROL - Laszlo Bencker
21 (3:00) SUMMER LEAVES - John Epping
22 (2:13) SUMMER LEAVES - John Epping
23 (3:30) VOGUE OF THE DAY - Laszlo Bencker
24 (1:37) VOGUE OF THE DAY - Laszlo Bencker
25 (3:49) GAMMADION - John Epping
26 (1:27) GAMMADION - John Epping
27 (3:09) ROBOTICALLY - Laszlo Bencker
28 (1:53) ROBOTICALLY - Laszlo Bencker

This is why I am constantly tempted to wade back into the fray and correct some entries.
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: kimhill on June 27, 2020, 10:24:47 PM
As for your confusion, there are a couple things to note:

1: The CD versions of Robot Couture and Lady Robot are collections of the main albums and their underscore albums.  So, SCD 017 contains tracks from SON 295, 296, & 297.  I included these CD versions here for completeness and also because I believe there are slight differences between some tracks here and the original LPs.  I hope to gather my evidence on this soon.
[…]
This is why I am constantly tempted to wade back into the fray and correct some entries.

Thanks very much for the insights, AbeFroman. The "Twindisc" cover art for (CD) SCD 017 demonstrates your point about combining main albums and their underscore albums. Hoping to see some more CD rips perhaps…

(https://res.cloudinary.com/khc/image/upload/v1593292811/Robot_Couture_Sonoton_djlrsl.jpg)
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: Retronic on June 28, 2020, 07:56:15 AM
I am happy to rip the LPs-which are needed?
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: kimhill on June 28, 2020, 06:14:22 PM
I am happy to rip the LPs-which are needed?

Thanks, Retronic- much appreciated! I’m going to have to spend some time today figuring out how the pieces fit together- should know more shortly. 
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: kimhill on June 28, 2020, 10:20:30 PM
I am happy to rip the LPs-which are needed?

Thanks again, Retronic- there are still some questions/inconsistencies I'm trying to sort out, but the one album we don't have represented at all, in any of the DLs here is:

Robot Couture - (Underscores 2)
Sonoton ‎– SON 297  1988 LP, 30 tracks

https://www.discogs.com/Laszlo-Bencker-Robot-Couture-Underscores-2/release/1937980

It would be great to get this one if you have it. Thanks!

(https://res.cloudinary.com/khc/image/upload/v1593379165/wwwUntitled-2_krgomi.jpg)
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: kimhill on June 29, 2020, 02:01:24 AM
Also looking for Sonoton/Gregor F. Narholz, John Fiddy:
Dramatic Features & Underscores (1988)
…which BlackwatchPlaid posted elsewhere, but has expired…

Sonoton Recorded Music Library ‎– SON 293
https://www.discogs.com/Gregor-F-Narholz-Dramatic-Features-Underscores/release/4866115

…or the CD: Sonoton ‎– SCD 018
https://www.discogs.com/Gregor-F-Narholz-John-Fiddy-Dramatic-Dramatic-Sounds-Movements/release/10957870

The vinyl version cover:

(https://res.cloudinary.com/khc/image/upload/v1593390928/00444Untitled-3_fbbrkn.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: AbeFroman on June 29, 2020, 10:01:05 AM
kimhill - We're kind of getting off the rails here.

Retronic - The first post of the thread shows what is still needed.  I appreciate any help you can lend.
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: kimhill on June 29, 2020, 01:23:55 PM
Quote from: AbeFroman
kimhill - We're kind of getting off the rails here.

How so? Unless mentioning a related Sonoton while Retronic digs into the crates is somehow "off the rails"…

Also, in response to Retronic's kind offer, I believe I've identified the biggest music gap here: Robot Couture  (Underscores 2). If you have a different perspective, I'd love to hear it.
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: Retronic on June 29, 2020, 02:42:55 PM
Let’s not argue. They’re only records.  I can do these Weds or Thurs :-)
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: kimhill on June 29, 2020, 03:04:31 PM

;)
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: kimhill on June 29, 2020, 07:49:18 PM
(https://res.cloudinary.com/khc/image/upload/v1593456490/mma-x_qfuyux.jpg)
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: Retronic on July 01, 2020, 06:53:26 AM
I shall get on these today...
(https://i.postimg.cc/s2QvnMbR/Hipstamatic-Photo-615275084-187934.jpg)(https://i.postimg.cc/Kz5FQFc2/Hipstamatic-Photo-615275316-061890.jpg)
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: Retronic on July 01, 2020, 08:30:51 AM
SON 297 - Robot Couture Underscores 2

mediafire.com/file/6dpb7or4u7gusfy/SON_297_-_Robot_Couture_Underscores_2.rar
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: kimhill on July 01, 2020, 08:58:05 AM
Holy crap. Those look like real LPs. Geez. Was Dr. Who involved? ;)  Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: Retronic on July 01, 2020, 09:27:16 AM
 :) SON 261 - Lady Robot Jingles and Underscores
mediafire.com/file/ehzt9yeom6fzq8v/SON_261_-_Lady_Robot_Jingles_and_Underscores.rar/file
I have had these since the mid 90's - probbaly never played most of them  :-[
I got a long run of Sonoton and at the time had no idea what year they were from.
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: Retronic on July 01, 2020, 11:09:36 AM
SON 295 -  Robot Couture

mediafire.com/file/7w20zprc70k8agt/SON_295_-__Robot_Couture.rar/file
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: Retronic on July 01, 2020, 11:54:31 AM
SON 293 - Dramatic Features & Underscores

mediafire.com/file/pgl8jis7qzzs8p0/SON_293_-_Dramatic_Features_%2526_Underscores.rar/file

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: bardwell64 on July 01, 2020, 05:56:43 PM
It may also be of interest to you all that the tracks "Romance For Tomorrow", "Trial And Error", and "Disk Driving" are on SCD016 Auotomotion 3.
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: kimhill on July 01, 2020, 06:14:17 PM
Thanks again, Retronic- it's a Christmas miracle- in July. ;)

I put full metadata into Robot Couture Underscores 2 (SON 297), and added the descriptive track names from Discogs for each track- e.g. "Never Give Up (Alternative Version Without Brass)." I also did my customary intro & outro clean-up to reduce turntable noise. I like to hear LP tracks sound more like CD tracks (that will be a post for another day)- but check out the intros & outros to see if they make sense to you sonically & aesthetically. Here it is (FLAC):

https://mega.nz/file/JM5AGSTI#rs4-xDWUu9FgUJmBxfv8yzw107q9Hklw9gIw-DmulNk

(https://res.cloudinary.com/khc/image/upload/v1593379165/wwwUntitled-2_krgomi.jpg)
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: Greta on July 03, 2020, 08:46:00 PM
Thank you Retronic, I also was missing these flacs.
Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Sonoton Robot Suite - Laszlo Bencker
Post by: stefaneddu on July 06, 2020, 04:27:32 PM
Many thanks for sharing!