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  1. More Armenian music by a very famous family group...

    More Armenian music by a very famous family group live at WOMAD- Chemirani Ensemble. Maybe a little more organic, maybe a >little< more hopeful sounding.


    https://youtu.be/kLmItxnlwpQ
  2. Major thanks and praise for the diligence and...

    Major thanks and praise for the diligence and ideas of our Thomas Olssen, who has been keeping me in the loop with the ups and downs of IB since one of the first IB Expos.
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    I had the opposite experience with Guitar Center....

    I had the opposite experience with Guitar Center. My Ibanez Artstar came from the factory with some fretting problems (fret creep?!?!). GC jumped on it immediately and the shop-based luthier filed...
  4. Thanks a lot for this. My taste is sliding into...

    Thanks a lot for this. My taste is sliding into Modern Classical more and more.
    Loving this as well... https://bmop.org/audio-recordings/david-sanford-black-noise
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    Sticky: For a release with Prog-Jazz/Classical ideas,...

    For a release with Prog-Jazz/Classical ideas, Emily Bezar has her (at least) fourth album out here on Bandcamp - Out Of The Moment. Her unique, operatic voice floats over her complex keyboard...
  6. Thread: Birders

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    An adult bald eagle flew over me on the...

    An adult bald eagle flew over me on the Connecticut River today. The family nests here all winter. It was likely eyeing the hooded mergansers and eider ducks traveling home on the river.
    I love New...
  7. I get to do some adventure travel for my company...

    I get to do some adventure travel for my company to out of the way places, whether I want to or not!

    Lome, Togo - stayed in excellent hotel but ate at local restaurants and toured the beach-side. ...
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    I received a promo of this when it came out and I...

    I received a promo of this when it came out and I would agree with the soundscapes label. Are there even track names?
    Didn't they collaborate on the last Todd Rundgren album? Now there's a great...
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    My bass idol as well (same first name as my...

    My bass idol as well (same first name as my father). Totally under recognized behind James Taylor. In great shape at 71 years old.
  10. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    JunoRecords.com...

    JunoRecords.com has the new album up, promoted as follows:

    MOTORPSYCHO
    The Crucible (LP + CD in fold-out sleeve)
    Rune Grammofon Norway
    Cat: MPLP 303. Rel: 15 Feb 19
    Psych/Garage Rock...
  11. Conversation continued at NME.com Who In Music...

    Conversation continued at NME.com
    Who In Music Will Be Remembered 100 Years From Now?
    Read more at...
  12. I volunteer at a Goodwill-type agency in...

    I volunteer at a Goodwill-type agency in Connecticut. We are on the receiving end of various music collections (we don't take books - the library does and resells them). Mostly we get the leftovers...
  13. Documented herein ...

    Documented herein

    https://youtu.be/DCNkzC2UZPE.
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    Sticky: I've followed these guys for many years. Glad to...

    I've followed these guys for many years. Glad to see something new. Also at https://metaphorprog.bandcamp.com/releases
  15. Thread: Bang on a can

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    To me, David Lang's music is less accessible than...

    To me, David Lang's music is less accessible than Michael Gordon or Julia Wolfe.
    David Lang's most recent is Mystery Sonatas. I'm not a great fan of solo violin, but the reviews are very...
  16. Thread: Bang on a can

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    Thanks for starting this. I believe that the...

    Thanks for starting this. I believe that the most creative, talented musicians are being drawn to modern classical now resulting in the most diverse, challenging and delightful music I've ever...
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    All the early Best Of lists should be...

    All the early Best Of lists should be reconfigured after hearing this! Anglagard updated.
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    In the meantime . . .Angel Ontalva posts yet...

    In the meantime . . .Angel Ontalva posts yet another collaboration Ángel Ontalva VS. Priot Duo (Natasha Blinova/Piotr Talalay) called Blue Stone Waves.
    ...
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    Sticky: GADADU has been on my radar for a long time. ...

    GADADU has been on my radar for a long time. Their latest full length has arrived - Outer Song. Very enjoyable release adding together Snarky Puppy big band jazz and a string quartet.
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    I got this recently as well. It fits in with my...

    I got this recently as well. It fits in with my New Classical campaign these days. Along with He Was Eaten By Owls
  21. Thread: Snarky Puppy

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    Here is what Michael League has been up to...

    Here is what Michael League has been up to lately. Sounds to me like African jazz-rock + orchestra. Michael's talent is in the arrangements.
    https://bokante.bandcamp.com/album/what-heat
    ...
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    There is a podcast of KScope Podcast featuring...

    There is a podcast of KScope Podcast featuring reviews of KScope artists.
    Music in Widescreeen is a re-broadcast podcast of Mark and Rayna's review of recent Neo-Prog and heavy progrock.
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    Despite the minor dithering about the packaging...

    Despite the minor dithering about the packaging and liner notes, this set is a true masterpiece from someone with lots of masterpieces to his name. Although the basic compositions are all based on...
  24. I got this from BandCamp...

    I got this from BandCamp. A little to much jazz honkin' for me.
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    Their show at NEARFest made me a fan.
  25. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    I see Roadwork CDs on their website here ...

    I see Roadwork CDs on their website here now. 10 euro. +4 euro to ship to US.
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    Thanks very much from one who could not make it...

    Thanks very much from one who could not make it this year. Luckily I was there last year though. Sounds like the weather was 100% better.
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    Yes - he has outgrown himself several times. I...

    Yes - he has outgrown himself several times. I saw him at a concert in an 18th century church a few years ago. He featured some members of his family in a mostly acoustic show. During his show, he...
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    Part of the video reminded me of this cover from...

    Part of the video reminded me of this cover from Caetano Veloso:
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    Same here. Maybe an impulse buy, but I've known...

    Same here. Maybe an impulse buy, but I've known Sofia Rey for many years and if the SC3 is anything like Xaphan, I've invested well.
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    Sticky: Thanks so much for the Oaksenham referral. More...

    Thanks so much for the Oaksenham referral. More jazzy than Conquest Of The Pacific.
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    Sticky: This single showed up on my BandCamp feed. Very...

    This single showed up on my BandCamp feed. Very wonderful intricate jazz/rock/ chamber from Brooklyn with horn section and some orchestra overlays. It's the closest to my favorite Breznev Fun Club...
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    Are there any member reviews of "All Ashore...

    Are there any member reviews of "All Ashore"? Personally it feels like Thiele singing his 9 track thesis on relationships - without much of a care for entertaining the listener. Of course this can...
  33. Thread: Univers Zero

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    Still listed on Greg's site at...

    Still listed on Greg's site at http://synphonicmusic.com/country/poland.html:
    GARGANTUA - Mix of Gentle Giant and King Crimson.
    SAME $16
    KOTEGARDA $16 http://www.myspace.com/kotegarda
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    This is on my buy list now. Le Silo was also at...

    This is on my buy list now.
    Le Silo was also at RIO X in Carmaux last year. Besides their spectacular trio show (especially , the keyboard player Miyako Kanizawa's outbursts and fun antics), they...
  35. Thank you, John. Better haircuts too!

    Thank you, John. Better haircuts too!
  36. I send my admiration for your work as well,...

    I send my admiration for your work as well, Carlos.

    As an example of , I submit this piece by David Lang which includes all the progressive elements yet is no doubt in the New/Modern Classical...
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    Are these two more singles not available...

    Are these two more singles not available elsewhere? https://ciccada.bandcamp.com/ Seems like most of the same band members, especially the vocalist :D.

    The Statement: This is a song based on the...
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    In the US, a Brooklyn collective called Antibalas...

    In the US, a Brooklyn collective called Antibalas do some hard hitting Afrobeat.

    https://youtu.be/YdRFKlFKehM

    An Chicago has Alma Afrobeat Ensemble to thank.

    https://youtu.be/YWfYgxHYOTg
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    [QUOTE=Bartellb;826149]If you are looking for...

    [QUOTE=Bartellb;826149]If you are looking for justification for your optimism the new book "Factfulness - Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World and Why Things are Better Than You Think" by Hans...
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    But returning to Afrobeat, one must pay all honor...

    But returning to Afrobeat, one must pay all honor to Fela and his two offspring: Femi Kuti and Sean Kuti.


    https://youtu.be/HRggdDV-dBc


    https://youtu.be/u3bKS8dI-uA

    When those horns come...
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    If this thread is morphing into Ethiopian Jazz,...

    If this thread is morphing into Ethiopian Jazz, we should include Mulatu Astatke and all his adherents. Here's a good sampler.
    Or you can listen into my show via streaming at...
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    I'm always looking for justification for my...

    I'm always looking for justification for my upbeat, hopeful personality. " Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress "by Steven Pinker enlightens the progress of...
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    At the radio station in the Classical stacks I...

    At the radio station in the Classical stacks I discovered a set of CDs from Electroshock Records. The label published the works of the Russian Association for the Electroacoustic Music. I started...
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    Excuse the digression , but another real genius...

    Excuse the digression , but another real genius to me of the era was Tom Dowd who was the engineer and producer for hundreds of groundbreaking albums. Dowd had Atlantic Records buy the second...
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    Two geniuses on the guitar. The Les Paul story...

    Two geniuses on the guitar. The Les Paul story is here https://youtu.be/hiLBAv5AMUg - a real education about Les Paul's role for bringing the electric guitar into mainstream music. Very progressive!
  46. Sounds really great on BandCamp...

    Sounds really great on BandCamp! Will be buying the hardcopy.
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    Received mine last week. No issues with the...

    Received mine last week. No issues with the packaging or ice chips. Everything arrived intact. Great idea! Now I need to work to keep it that way!
    The music is very interesting, lavishly arranged...
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    Sticky: I just love these large scale orchestral works. ...

    I just love these large scale orchestral works. Mats/Morgan have so many ideas and textures in their own albums, it's a pleasure to hear these ideas amplified with an entire orchestra. I will wait...
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    I always liked Lyle Mays' Self-Titled album from...

    I always liked Lyle Mays' Self-Titled album from 1986. The Alaskan Suite on the second side seemed like a larger work that I always wanted to hear from PMG. Mays' playing is so melodic. From his...
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    Robert Mirabal is a Taos Pueblo flutist, singer...

    Robert Mirabal is a Taos Pueblo flutist, singer and artist who composed some very interesting albums. His music is more ambient/chanting.
    Native Suite with Bill Miller (1996)
    Warrior Magician...
  51. Thread: John Zorn

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    I see this available on Bandcamp...

    I see this available on Bandcamp: "A preview of "Malkhut", Secret Chiefs 3's contribution to John Zorn's new Masada Book III: Beri'ah (in eleven-volumes). The preview you hear here consists of very...
  52. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    Another similar Norwegian band is "The Amazing"....

    Another similar Norwegian band is "The Amazing". Consisting of Alexis Benson, Christoffer Gunrup, Fredrik Swahn, Johan Holmegard, Moussa Fadera, and Reine Fiske (who was on a few Motorpsycho...
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    So good, so accomplished, so young!

    So good, so accomplished, so young!
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    Ordered. This release seems very special. ...

    Ordered.
    This release seems very special. Thanks Ske for all your hard work. I will get it on the radio show as soon as I can.
    BG
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    Sticky: Yow - very nice blend of voices and genres. ...

    Yow - very nice blend of voices and genres.

    https://youtu.be/Rc8QRI6lXb8
  56. Love it. Some Bubblemath? What is it with...

    Love it.
    Some Bubblemath?
    What is it with throwing paint at French people?? I get it all the time!
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    [QUOTE=TheH;797041]Not a Good Sign - Icebound ...

    [QUOTE=TheH;797041]Not a Good Sign - Icebound

    Oh boy! Oh boy! Do it again, Ske.
  58. I like this topic and this music a lot. And I...

    I like this topic and this music a lot. And I totally agree with Enidi.
    Now that I have crossed into my sixties (age, not kilograms) I find my tastes moving away from rock altogether, and toward...
  59. Thread: Homunculus Res

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    So glad the Gnome made the cover!11376

    So glad the Gnome made the cover!11376
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    I bought their first album, and it languished on...

    I bought their first album, and it languished on my shelf. This is better. The close harmonies carry the day.
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