Pray tell, exactly what is "terrascopic music"?

It's music that gets featured in the magazine The Ptolemaic Terrascope. And right here at the Terrascope Online website.

So there must be something about a particular record that causes it to "belong" in the Terrascope?

To be honest, nobody's too sure about that...

You mean, not even the people who read the magazine or contribute to the forum?

No, not even them. You wouldn't believe the amount of debate that went into selecting this lot, the 100 most "terrascopic" albums of all time.

Can't see my favourite record here...

Exactly. That doesn't mean it doesn't belong on the list, it's just that there's only room for 100.

How do I get something added to the list then?

Every so often we'll reach something approaching a decision on the forum and the webmaster will update this list accordingly.

Every so often?

Yeah, now and again. It's not an exact science.

Do I get to vote, or what?

No, you just have to put up a really good case for something to be included, and what should be dropped to make way for it.

Even if it's something that the webmaster/editor doesn't much like, it can still get included?

Of course. There's a few of those on the list already!

Let's say it's completely unsuitable though, what then?

Then everyone on the forum gets a good laugh while you try to justify why it belongs here.

I can't find the link to the appropriate topic in the forum.

That's because it keeps moving... it'll be in here somewhere though: http://terrascope.co.uk/Forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=11

And I just copy that link into my web browser to take me there, right?

Right. Just do whatever you need to do to take you there, my friend.

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(Japan, 2000)  

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(USA, 1967)

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(USA/Jap, 2000)

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(Jap, 1992)

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(USA, 1968)

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Love - Four Sail 

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Mad River – Mad River

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Magic Hour - Will They Turn You On or Will They Turn On You

(USA, 1994)

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Man – Be Good To Yourself at Least Once a Day

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MONO - You Are There

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(NZ, 1996)

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(Germany, 1975)

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