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  1. Eddie Parker's Debussy Mirrored Ensemble

    I wanted to give a little hype to this new CD just out from Eddie Parker (flautist, composer and one of the Loose Tubes mainstays). Here's a sample:


    https://youtu.be/0Kdq_Bq0KLc

    The album is...
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    You've got her on the slippery slope now. Give it...

    You've got her on the slippery slope now. Give it six months and she'll be trawling the 'net for Flying Luttenbachers bootlegs.
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    I enjoyed Beneath the Underdog - clearly not...

    I enjoyed Beneath the Underdog - clearly not reliable in any factual sense, but what a unique view it gives into a complex, deeply fractured personality.
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    Link: ...

    Link:

    https://soundcloud.com/angelontalva/october-equus-presagios-teaser

    Greatly looking forward to this one.
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    True, and I'm also fond of the Joel Veitch video...

    True, and I'm also fond of the Joel Veitch video for it:


    https://youtu.be/sT0Nuh2xZnA
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    I like Electric Six's “Gay Bar” more than the...

    I like Electric Six's “Gay Bar” more than the complete works of Jethro Tull :oops
  7. I just got my Ghost Rhythms from the band....

    I just got my Ghost Rhythms from the band. Europeans, do not hesitate - order this awesome CD today, you now have no excuses! And Xavier is a super nice chap to deal with.
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    One of my big musical regrets - even now - is not...

    One of my big musical regrets - even now - is not seeing Voivod at the Christmas On Earth festival in Leeds on 13th December 1987 (I was eighteen). They were supposed to be there but got stuck at...
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    I really hope the assholes who wouldn't pay the...

    I really hope the assholes who wouldn't pay the price of a CD to support specialist labels and the bands that were signed to them are happy with themselves now. Fuckers.
  10. Well thanks for the tip then :up It's a very nice...

    Well thanks for the tip then :up It's a very nice collection and I was happy that I bought it from Bandcamp.

    Tip of the hat also to walt for the Barquitos Edward suggestion, which is quite tasty....
  11. Indeed! I think it was mentioned by someone...

    Indeed!

    I think it was mentioned by someone else here a while back - possibly you! - but this is a very good compilation of some recent bands:
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    https://youtu.be/ANx25rrdzog

    https://youtu.be/ANx25rrdzog
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    https://youtu.be/9jYCd2BSgW8

    https://youtu.be/9jYCd2BSgW8
  14. The Walled Garden and Round Tower albums are...

    The Walled Garden and Round Tower albums are pretty great. Star Trek theme notwithstanding!
  15. Yeah, Ammerland would be the first thing I'd...

    Yeah, Ammerland would be the first thing I'd think of here. Or at least the first one that I actually like. Probably the actual first thing that springs to mind is Gandalf, but I am not much of a fan...
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    I must admit I'm only familiar with their novelty...

    I must admit I'm only familiar with their novelty hit Where's Captain Kirk? (when they were called Spizzenergi):


    https://youtu.be/e9NBrq-SF1k

    Always liked it though. As I recall it they...
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    https://youtu.be/Ro_u6AhcGYo

    https://youtu.be/Ro_u6AhcGYo
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    We have conservatives like Marsalis and...

    We have conservatives like Marsalis and popularisers like Washington, but it's worth saying that there are still innovators and avant-gardists emerging at the margins of jazz - Tyshawn Sorey and...
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    ...and then who will we sneer at? (Answer:...

    ...and then who will we sneer at?

    (Answer: people who like the wrong kind of prog, just like now. But there will be more of them. Win!)
  20. Thread: CD Rot

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    I have a few thousand. The only one that has...

    I have a few thousand. The only one that has deteriorated, that I know of, is a Robert Cray CD I bought in the late eighties.
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    I'm sorry my cheap jibe brought you down. It was...

    I'm sorry my cheap jibe brought you down. It was a pointless remark to make :oops. His singing isn't my cuppa, but of course it's all subjective. A fine musician, though.
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    I feel he would have been a better singer in the...

    I feel he would have been a better singer in the medium of mime.
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    I don't either, but I sometimes think of them as...

    I don't either, but I sometimes think of them as Thelonious Monk's prog band.
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    I have Jord and liked it pretty well. Just...

    I have Jord and liked it pretty well. Just listened to this new one and I feel it might grow in me.

    Right, now to get back to that 48-hour loop of a Belgian Maoist throwing a bucket of spark plugs...
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    Your dirty little sympho-lympho secret is out...

    Your dirty little sympho-lympho secret is out now, chaps. The mask slipped!
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    Don't have this - clearly an error. Pretty...

    Don't have this - clearly an error.

    Pretty much anything with Mariano on it is worth hearing I find. Great player. I always remember the description in the old Penguin jazz guide of his soloing...
  27. Good read here: ...

    Good read here:

    https://thequietus.com/articles/26463-gong-interview-dave-sturt-kavus-torabi
  28. Intriguing, though I don't think jewel cases in...

    Intriguing, though I don't think jewel cases in an open-backed box was a good way to go. At all.

    I'm also a bit bewildered by the inclusion of a 2CD 'best of' compilation which is presumably...
  29. ^ Another great - and encyclopaedic - review....

    ^ Another great - and encyclopaedic - review. Thanks John!
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    I have the Paisley Press bootleg CD (a needle...

    I have the Paisley Press bootleg CD (a needle drop, natch) which as far as I can tell is the complete album. Sounds decent enough for what it is. Highly rate the album. I like it better than Artcane...
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    Because this world is an evil place. While...

    Because this world is an evil place.

    While we're on Dur et Doux bands, Ultra Zook deserve our attention. They are fantastic fun.


    https://youtu.be/E9rI9GLahJc
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    The Hungarian band? I had no idea they were still...

    The Hungarian band? I had no idea they were still going.

    The link doesn't work for me either :(
  33. A beautiful and compelling album. My favourite of...

    A beautiful and compelling album. My favourite of theirs that I own, though I haven't heard everything they did.
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    It's a great one, isn't it? I expect you already...

    It's a great one, isn't it? I expect you already have it, but if not Platypus, the second album by predecessor band Sotos, is also a must.

    RIP Yan. Such a tragic loss.
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    I believe it is the same, he has just decided to...

    I believe it is the same, he has just decided to consider it a Prefab Sprout album for purposes of the reissue.

    Recently read a piece about McAloon which suggested he has around 40 albums worth of...
  36. Thread: Magma Zess

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    With two copies of the LP, two decks and your DJ...

    With two copies of the LP, two decks and your DJ mixing skills it doesn't have to be.

    Personally I'll just be getting the CD though.
  37. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Wonderful to watch people doing something they...

    Wonderful to watch people doing something they completely believe in. I couldn't be much more excited about the album. It's going to be magnificent.
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    Looked at this thread again, bought another CD....

    Looked at this thread again, bought another CD. Blue Cranes this time. Thanks Ian :mad
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    Yeah, it looks like they are going back to the...

    Yeah, it looks like they are going back to the classic art this time with Bennie in the middle of the lotus petals.
  40. I admire Fripp as a musician and composer. I...

    I admire Fripp as a musician and composer. I admire the way he fought to regain control of his music and how he operates his business autonomously and on a basis that's fair to the participants. I...
  41. Now yer talkin'! But only if they can get...

    Now yer talkin'!

    But only if they can get Earl Dumler back to reprise his contrabass sarrusophone parts.
  42. Yeah, I got about half way through that wall of...

    Yeah, I got about half way through that wall of pseudo-intellectual guff before giving up in sheer bemusement.
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    ECM are finally giving this a CD reissue, coming...

    ECM are finally giving this a CD reissue, coming out mid-May. Not before time!
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    ^ ^^ ^^^ For the curious: ...

    ^ ^^ ^^^ For the curious:


    https://youtu.be/xrTvC_fgh7E
  45. Suspense is killing me.

    Suspense is killing me.
  46. Things happen. You gave a good description of the...

    Things happen. You gave a good description of the audio quality, this matters a lot more to anyone reading than the tape source. So no need to stay under the bed IMO (unless you like it there...).
  47. Wonderful review, thanks John. I'm really itching...

    Wonderful review, thanks John. I'm really itching for my copy to arrive now.

    Bloody shame about the tape running out, though.
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    Not pleasant to have to kick people out, I...

    Not pleasant to have to kick people out, I imagine. But I think it was the right decision.
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    I was just listening to this: ...

    I was just listening to this:


    https://youtu.be/2opcUSgQ6jY

    I don't normally associate Eberhard Weber with cranking out a monstrous groove on electric bass, but just listen to him here!...
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    Ah yes, The Friday Rock Show with Tommy “The...

    Ah yes, The Friday Rock Show with Tommy “The Larynx On Legs” Vance. My first introduction to so many great bands, along with his Thursday night slot Into The Music (the VDGG version of Theme One was...
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    Akira Sotoyama is real. Everything else is fake.

    Akira Sotoyama is real. Everything else is fake.
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    Personally I find Fripp's pronouncements about...

    Personally I find Fripp's pronouncements about King Crimson as a mysterious entity that somehow has an existence apart from the various bands that have had the name to be more than a bit overdone.
    ...
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    Posts by wideopenears talking about Brand X in...

    Posts by wideopenears talking about Brand X in this thread: 0

    :p
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    https://youtu.be/F9OZZxvPG5g Funk avoidance is...

    https://youtu.be/F9OZZxvPG5g

    Funk avoidance is futile, sucka.
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    I actually felt it was time to delve into my REO...

    I actually felt it was time to delve into my REO Speedwagon collection. For that deep healing only they can bring.

    All was one and one was all for all in all? And he was wearing that mauve satin...
  56. It was the first Roxy album I got aged 14 and I...

    It was the first Roxy album I got aged 14 and I played it to death and was obsessed with it. I think I wore the tape out in the end. It allowed me to enter a world where I was no longer a spotty nerd...
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    I think we all know that exposing a tiny foetus...

    I think we all know that exposing a tiny foetus to FL live would cause it to grow up into a monstrous World-destroying behemoth. I mean I can think of worse career paths (Tory MP for instance) but...
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    One Live Weasel...could be just enough of a Yes...

    One Live Weasel...could be just enough of a Yes connection.
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    Thanks for the kind thoughts, gents :beer:ipa ...

    Thanks for the kind thoughts, gents :beer:ipa

    Clearly this thread isn't just the place for talking avant prog, but also for great relationship advice ��. I'll let you know if I'm still married on...
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    We found out that my wife is pregnant yesterday...

    We found out that my wife is pregnant yesterday (a good thing, we wanted this). I think going out tomorrow night by myself and getting home drunk at 2am might be bad politics ;)
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