Format fetish part 1: NOOTHGRUSH/SUPRESSION split-5″EP


NOOTHGRUSH/SUPPRESSION (USA) split 5″ (Fuck Yoga Records) 6€
NOOTHGRUSH/SUPPRESSION (USA) split 5″ + puzzle (Fuck Yoga Records) 12€ 

When you’re locked into a serious vinyl collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

I think that this paraphrase of a famous line from “Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas”, represents accurately the psychology of the vinyl collector.

Being fetishist with the different formats is part of being a vinyl collector. You see vinyl is not a single, fixed format. It’s many of them, they’re dynamic and all rolled into one.

The first years when I seriously started collected vinyl, I was obsessed with 7″EP’s. If a 7″ seemed even remotely relevant to my tastes, or had a cool cover artwork, I was buying it. Eventually I realized that I could not buy them all…

Enter the 10″ fetish, which I still got to this day. 10″‘s get rarer as time passes by. They’re more expensive to manufacture these days, because vinyl factories do no longer press vinyl in 10″: they press in 12″, then they cut the extra 2″ down to 10″. This process costs more than to press a 12″… Needless to say than when I held for the first time in my hands the 10″ of a project of mine i was happy as fuck (that was the Amnis Nihili 10″MLP, still available from us eventhough I am no longer part of the band)!

All right. We’ve stocked the Noothgrush/Suppression split-5″EP a while ago, but seemingly it sort of slipped through unnoticed, and since I didn’t write a proper feature the first time, here you go and better late than never!

“Originally, this was supposed to be released in 1998, but for some reason or another this is only seeing the cold light of day in 2012.” (

Both sides have been recorded circa 1997/8. The fact that these 3 songs are soaked into a  late 90’s vibe sort of gets me a tad nostalgic…

Fuck Yoga Records, has done (once again) an excellent job on this release. I wonder how the fuck did they get the idea of concocting a limited edition with a (double-sided) puzzle!


Before rushing to order this cute little thang, I’d better warn you. If you have an automatic, or semi-automatic turntable, chances are that you won’t be able to play this. It is easy to find it out beforehand. Lift the needle, then while the platter is turning, try to approach it near the center, in a distance lower than 7″. If the mechanism doesn’t refuse and pulls it back like it would do when reaching the end of a side, then you’re good to go. If you have a Technics MK2 (or similar model) you won’t have any trouble. Hell, if you’re serious about the vinyl thing, you should consider investing into one of those! Anyway, check this video if you want to see a 5″ in action.

Feel like ordering? Here.

Collector data:

  • Black vinyl.
  • 33 RPM.
  • Limited edition of 150 copies, which come with a “kaleidoscopic mind-melting two-sided puzzle”.

~ by Πάνος Αγόρος on May 8, 2013.

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