Wasn't there some drop outs on Amorphis's "Skyforger" album? I forget which track but it happens on more than one. I believe it was a fault during mastering but that band replaced any CDs that came out that way. My CD is fine though but I bought it a while after that album was out. On DerUntermenche's 'The Man in the Planet', the track 'Face to Face' has what seems to be a trippy gating effect on the keyboard intro but I am told that the synth was recorded with a dodgy cable thus leading to the cut outs. Hey you'd never know!