I’m in the process of inserting a portion of the releases available in the Avantgarde Project, but there are several edge cases I want to discuss with you before starting to do so.
Just a quick introduction to the project:
This is a collection of recordings of 20th-century classical, experimental, and electroacoustic music digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been released on CD, and so is effectively inaccessible to the vast majority of music listeners today. It derives largely from the now ceased Avant Garde Project.
Therefore most of the material published through this project was already published as LPs (LPs those should be inserted in MB if not already present), while some releases are original.
Single releases composed by mixed sources
The main problem here is that some releases contain tracks from several LPs, and I’m not sure how this edge case should be handled.
- eg: AGP27 contains tracks from three different LPs,
When an AGP release match 1:1 a complete LP it should be labeled as a
bootleg and it should be contained in the corresponing release group which contains the original LP release, right? But what about the releases composed by mixed sources?
Plus, those digital recordings should be assigned to new
recordings or should they be assigned to the same recordings assigned to the tracks in the original LP?
Different recordings of the same track
In releases like AGP26 the same track is recorded several times with different parameters, I assume those tracks should be assigned to different
(I just realized that this make the last question in the previous paragraph quite pointless)
The current naming situation of the releases already present on MB is a little bit of a mess, I don’t think that having the catalog number in the release group title is correct according to the guidelines, right?
The material of the project has been inserted using the AGP as a label, shouldn’t these releases be part of a