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Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Sunset Mission Album
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Sunset Mission Album
Performer: Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
Title: Sunset Mission
Label: [PIAS]
Country: Germany
Released: 11 Nov 2016
Style: Contemporary Jazz
Cat: PIASD5013LP
Rating: 4.5/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2509 mb | MP3 size: 1254 mb | WMA size: 2790 mb
Genre: Jazz

1Painless Steel
2Dead End Angels
5Street Tattoo
6Midnight Walker
8Black City Skyline
9On Demon Wings


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
won 01CDBohren & Der Club Of Gore Sunset Mission ‎(CD, Album)Wonderwon 01CDGermany2000
PIASD5013CDBohren & Der Club Of Gore Sunset Mission ‎(CD, Album, RE, Dig)[PIAS]PIASD5013CDEurope2016
WON01CDBohren & Der Club Of Gore Sunset Mission ‎(CD, Album, M/Print, RE, Dig)WonderWON01CDGermanyUnknown
noneBohren & Der Club Of Gore Sunset Mission ‎(9xFile, MP3, Album, VBR)WondernoneGermany2008
027Bohren & Der Club Of Gore Sunset Mission ‎(2xLP, TP, W/Lbl)Epistrophy027Germany2000


  • BassRobin Rodenberg
  • DrumsThorsten Benning
  • Mastered ByMichael Schwab
  • Music ByClöser, Gass, Benning
  • Piano, Recorded ByMorten Gass
  • Producer, Mixed ByBohren
  • Tenor SaxophoneChristoph Clöser


Limited to 4000 copies.
Gatefold sleeve.


  • Barcode: 5414939944031
  • Label Code: LC 07800
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): PIASD5013LP ^^ B647338-01 A1 ICR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): PIASD5013LP T^ B647338-01 B1 ICR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): PIASD5013LP B647338-02 C2 ICR S=
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): PIASD5013LP B647338-02 D2 ICR


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – [PIAS]
  • Copyright (c) – [PIAS]
  • Recorded At – Dark Victory
  • Produced At – Dark Victory
  • Mixed At – Dark Victory
  • Mastered At – Skyline Tonfabrik


Comments (50)
Only now I am finding out, that there is a difference between the cover art of 2000 and 2016 pressing. And I don't like it, I have to agree with others and also point out that when you look closer into the water drops, there is an image of some white tower in daylight. Water drops at the inside are the same. Other than that, I have no problem with the record, sound is good and the music is just perfect.
Honestly just give it a quick cleaning and it will play perfectly. Great sound. That won't save that stupid-ass, atrocious cover art though.
Barely any crackling. Seems i got super lucky. Great Ablum
сторона А первого диска, последний трек значительное повреждение, щелчки. на [PIAS] ‎ пьяные рабочие чтоле?
I normally wash all of my records new or used before I play them for the first time on my set up. This one though, I just gave a quick brush with the antistatic brush and two squeezes of my Zerostat. 4 songs in so far and not a single click or pop.My system isn't at all forgiving to less than perfect pressings but so far this pressing is absolutely stellar.
I got the "Sunset Mission", "Black Earth" and "Piano Nights" [PIAS] Recordings vinyl reissues and all of them sound and look great. highly recommended pressings.
Dang. I really want to buy this record, but after seeing on the issues, I'm not so sure now. :( I don't mind occasional pops and crackles, but any clicking that you can time, drives me nuts.
Fantastic album. Have it on CD and always wanted to own it on vinyl and this was a good chance to have one. Crackles occur often however, on all sides...
I guess I was lucky this time. I havn't noticed any pops or cracks. The album plays superbly.
What a stupid, unnecessary change to the cover art. I hate it when people do things like this. If it isn't broken, don't """fix""" it. The original photography is really nice. It's got enough detail and colour contrast that makes it interesting to look at and explore with the eyes, all while fitting the mood of the music very well. The new re-issue version is just boring. There's nothing to look at. The focus is now what looks like a stock photo of a water speckled window, and the original photography in the background is so out of focus that you can't take any of it in. Nothing is enhanced by these changes, it's just ruined.
God! I don't own it but was thinking about...But nope, the re-worked cover is pure shit and an absolute non-sens.The new track order and the bad sound quality some people talk about is a big NO for me.What a pity.
What is actually funny is that it's just a really cheap filter, the same "water" filter was even used in the gatefold, same position of the rain drops as in the front cover. I really don't know why they did that, copyright issues maybe? I'd rather have new artwork if that was the case.
How right you are :D at least the guns on the back are the same
After a 16 year wait, it is nice to have this on vinyl at last. A peaceful, sultry and languid record from beginning to end. Sounds great on vinyl (with the normal vinyl noises which I don't even try to eliminate). Personally I like the change in the artwork. It fits the feel of the record better to me.
I'm also one of the few who actually likes the new artwork. What I don't like that much is, that they had to change the order of the tracks. I mean I understand why they had to do it, but 'Black City Skyline' and 'Dead End Angels' should be the last two tracks, since one ends with the thunder and the next one goes on with it... It doesn't sound right in the order in which they have rearranged it. And about the clicks and pops: Unfortunately I also have a lot of very annoying clicks at the beginning of Side C. There are also a few slight ones on the other sides, but they are not that bad. Maybe it will get better if the records will be cleaned professionally (at the moment I can only clean them with some microfibre towels, destilled water and a few drops of dishwashing soap). We must not lose hope, I guess ;)
Unfortunately same problem for me . . . a /b side with a few cracks (b side with annoying pop at the end), but the real fucking problem it's a C SIDE ,lots of marks and surface noise . . . too bad.
My copy also has a very loud continuos pop on track 2 of side B. When inspecting closely there is a very thin crack/line on the record. Although there are some occasional crackles, it's something I can live with.However track 2 on the B side is not enjoyable due to the reoccurring pop.
Scoreboard Bleeding
Am I the only one who has a flipped A and B side? Side B starts with Prowler for me.
My copy has a small visible flaw which pops loudly for the first 10 -20 seconds of the intro to the first track.Also has a continuous tick / click through most of track 2 on side B , loud enough to be very distracting ; although there is no visible mark on this track.Very disappointing, when you know there's only a limited pressing. I fear a replacement copy could potentially have flaws too, so i'm contemplating a refund and buying it on CD.Being music of ambient nature, any ticks and pops really stand out, especially when you have it turned up loud.Sad
Too bad. Distortion all over the records, clicks here and there, no pops at least. Returned my copy immediately.
No clicks and pops here just a great sounding record, played with a Denon DL103R.
The album sounds stellar on my setup. The wax is dead quiet, there are some very very low pops on the first side, I listened to the album on highest volume however, and it was only audible if placing my ear very near the speaker. The bass is deep, the saxophone crisp clean, and the sleeve is printed on some smooth material, all in all a very satisfying release. I couldn't care less about raindrops on the cover (?).Compared with several other vinyl albums (one Deutsche Grammophone classical re-release, a colour LP, and others), it was the quietest and best sounding of the lot. Maybe you guys were indeed very unlucky.
Why the artwork adjustment though! Just received and sounds good through Diamond Wharfdales 220s and Pro-ject essential II. I write this during the second track, not yet heard the full press.
So much complaining over a record that doesn't have a flaw on it. Some of you really need to upgrade your turntables/set-up if you're constantly hearing distortion and surface noise on your records..
The funny thing about vinyl collecting nowadays is the frightening fact that so many people obviously know almost nothing about vinyl at all, but collect like crazy. Nothing against your position, but only because people have a clean copy doesn't mean there are bad copies out there. I am totally speechless about people still thinking vinyl equals a CD. On Discogs! Come on. So many parts of the process that can go wrong for a certain shift/batch/machine - and this is almost a common case nowadays (Released 10 records for my own label, so I can tell you a little bit about it). One copy can sound great while another one has flaws. It's analogue. It's mechanics. It's not 0-1-0. If I had a great copy of whatever release and other people complain about the pressing quality I would never ever feel obliged to spit out such a repeated arrogant rant, telling other people to upgrade their system. I would rather be interested, since it's valuable information. Do you know their system? I don't know personal details about others who complain, but I would never ever assume their system needs to be improved. This is useless arrogance. I have no complaints about other clean records here - they sound awesome. No one here would change their system for a Bohren-record. Sorry for my words, but this "change your system"-thing finally needs to stop. It has become kind of a stupid argument by fanbois against people who try to give hints to new customers - at least to be careful and pre-listen before they buy. Regarding my copies: Sunset Mission has issues, Black Earth has issues, Dolores has issues, Piano nights has issues. Some have more, others have less. I wouldn't call any of those copies satisfying. This doesn't mean there are people who are happy about all those releases. That's a great thing!
Okay, finally got my copy. Immediately cleaned it with Knosti and it is definitely not that bad as it was for klimek. When in headphones you can hear some pops and clicks but no distortion or sound artifacts. When listening through the speakers - totally fine. But those default cheap sleeves.... arghhh!
I've read all the comments made sure that my eyes weren't deceiving me. I have gotten this album on the 20th from JPC and listened to right as I got it.After reading all this I went back to it becasue I wasn't remembering any clicks while listening to it for the first time. In contrrast actually, I had it remembered from last week as coming out of the box VERY clean, the initial cleaning with dry brushes did not show ANYTHING to the naked eye. After listening to it again with a tad higher volume just now I have to drop in my two cents here as I am apparently someone who has gotten a clean copy without mentioned ticks (yes I have listened to the audio example from below.) Overall this album came in very pristine condition also with regards to it coming out of factory very clean. I have to back up "aldebaraan" here who said "My copy plays perfectly, must me some unfortunate copies out there."
Got it yesterday. I think it's a bad pressing. I still need to get it washed properly, but as far as I remember from the cd version I think those noise atefacts are still there, so maybe it's intentional. Will wash it and get back to you.
Thanks a lot for a good news. I've got Knosti as well.
So...good news. After washing the record all the noise artifacts vanished. I can still hear the occasional pop, but no more than in my other records. Most important of all the blow up distortion disappeared and now it seems a regular album. I'd say however it's not one of those cases in which you can compare it with cd, but it's pretty good.So to wrap up, I really recommend you to wash this LP. I've used a Knosti with their fluid but there are alternatives. Cheers
Trash Obsession
Only tomorrow will I be able to do it. But this distortion seems so bad that i'm not confident it will be solved. But I promise to wash it tomorrow and get back to you
  light_in_tunel so, cleaning the record did not help at all?
This afternoon I've listened a flac version. Clean and perfect. Right now I'm on track 2 and this is really bad. A lot of distortion all over the place, specially on the sax. I was so excited... I think I'm gonna get in touch with the seller, Bohren.
That would be really helpful. Thanks!So far the only logical explanation is that matrices were dirty for some time during the pressing. Because if it is a bad mastering then clicks, pops and other distractions should be everywhere.
Now I'm really wondering what is it - a bad batch of records or just a people's tolerance to the clicks.
It is ambient music on vinyl. The pressing isn't that bad.
mine has the noisy clicks too.. bad pressinghopefully in another 16 years it will be repressed.
Some pops and clicks, but fortunately it's not enough to tamper with the mood of the record.
Why did they destroy the original cover with those fucking raindrops?!
The original cover is one of the best i have ever seen, doing anything with it is a stupid idea. And it looks horrible now.
Just an idea, but it goes along well with their (relatively recent) way of starting concerts with the sound of distant rain and thunder.
My copy plays perfectly, must me some unfortunate copies out there.
It does"t matter, there is only one press and all the copies come from the same place. I think I will return mine without opening it, I hope you are right and I will get the CD instead.
Where did you buy it? Would be interresting to know. Thanks for an answer and your time.
Anyone don't having noisy problems with the vinyl ? I hope it is accidental....Thanks
Funny. Listened through the album twice without noticing the clicks & pops and I enjoyed it profoundly. But the third time... Indeed they are there... I love this album so much that I wasn't paying attention to distractions. But even after fourth listening I don't find it distracting as they're really not consistent enough on my record to bother me enough.Just my 2 cents.,Edit: and mother of god, the sax sounds amazing here, even if it was on a moldy dub record don't you agree? :]
One thing I may add: It is not absolutely sure who repressed this reissue, but as for Piano Nights I am quite sure PIAS has contracts with Optimal Media. Latter is one of the two best pressing plants in Europe (the other one is Pallas - and no - Record Industry in Netherlands is not better nowadays). Optimal did the Autechre-represses just a few weeks ago and they sound asbolutely amazing, no clicks, no pops, great dynamics and remarkably pristine compared to so many different pressings nowadays. I am totally clueless why Bohren-pressings always come with problems. I suppose it's a combination of not suitable masters (Bohren-sounds are probably difficult to press) and simply the bad luck with workers packing the vinyl into the sleeves.Finally it's not only about the clicks and pops, but about digital distortions on both copies I tried (on the same tracks).
Nice reply. I admit that I'm rather new to the modern vinyl hype (rekindled interest) and I understand that everyone wants to make a quick buck out of it nowadays. But I must say that I've heard my fair share of records which sounded really wrong and uninspiring and this Bohren's SM release is not the worst out there because underneath the clicks & pops the sound is rich and pleasant. If I compare it to something that I bought recently I would say that it doesn't come even near the disappointment of White Stripes' Elephant LP (TMR200) repress which has terrible static all over.Anyway different ears, different opinions, yours surely with much more weight due to experience and strive for perfection. Thanks for the insight, vigilance and fighting the good fight of keeping the vinyl an experience to desire. Also, thanks for the Nick Cave suggestion, I'll surely give it a go :)
Fantastic pressing of this masterful piece of music. Listening to it on vinyl (with the warmth of the format) adds another dimension, that extra mysterious and rich tension that is the Sunset Mission. Every piece of instrument is a perfect piece of the puzzle, especially the sax cuts through the air like hot knife through butter. A real treat for the mind and soul.I would suggest a glass of nice Scotch to keep you company on the journey through the night ;)
After a long time first regulare vinyl from this classic ... thanx 4