Reporting the bug
I've tried subscribing to the alsa-devel mailing list under both Konqueror and Mozilla (Galeon), twice, and I never received the confirmation mail that is supposed to be sent to me. As a result I haven't been able to report that the recording is broken for ALSA/ Soundstorm users.
I tried the new driver release (0.9.7a) and it hasn't made any difference.
Could somebody else please try reporting, or even better fixing, this bug please. It would be much appreciated be myself and anybody else interested in audio who owns an NFORCE2 board.