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    So hey, who wants to hear a little sob story from...

    So hey, who wants to hear a little sob story from yours truly for a change?

    I have a Xerxes desktop synth, which is an Elka Synthex clone from the same people who made Deckard's Dream (the CS-80...
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    Always happy to help encourage others to part...

    Always happy to help encourage others to part with a few bucks :)
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    For those who might enjoy a little dabbling in a...

    For those who might enjoy a little dabbling in a polysynth at a pretty darn reasonable price:

    https://sonicstate.com/news/2020/10/26/hybrid-polyphonic-supersynth-on-kickstarter/

    It isn't...
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    It's the double-edged sword with amazing...

    It's the double-edged sword with amazing collections like V-Collection. It's terrific and I am absolutely NOT sorry I own it, but it's hard to really find the time to focus on each individual...
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    IMHO that's really important too :up

    IMHO that's really important too :up
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    Yep. I also have the Expressive-E Osmose on...

    Yep.

    I also have the Expressive-E Osmose on preorder and I know that's due in early 2021...so gotta leave a spot open for that lovely :up
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    I think Korg's already got the Odyssey...

    I think Korg's already got the Odyssey covered...not sure if anything exists for the SH5 though.

    As much as I'm intrigued by the B-2600 I'll likely pass. If I'm honest with myself, I already have...
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    Holy god, the Behringer 2600 clone is going to be...

    Holy god, the Behringer 2600 clone is going to be just $599. That thing is going to sell like wild.
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    Nice!! I really dig the driving drum groove and...

    Nice!! I really dig the driving drum groove and the slightly percussive angle on the vocal lines...has a nice early 80's PG sort of vibe to it :)

    Another great one Richard! Keep 'em coming :)
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    Yeah, that's pretty much it. To my ears, both...

    Yeah, that's pretty much it.

    To my ears, both the new Wilson platter and the last No-Man have some similar DNA so even if PT DID appear at this point, given that Wilson is the driver by and...
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    If no one minds a brief tangent of sorts...this...

    If no one minds a brief tangent of sorts...this has been in rotation at my place for a while now and for those who enjoy this style of music (both the Iranian flavor and the overall genres), it's...
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    And thus, as if by wonder and magic, it appears:...

    And thus, as if by wonder and magic, it appears:
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    I'll up you one further. It's not like Porcupine...

    I'll up you one further. It's not like Porcupine Tree were some monolithic construct that plowed forward, unchanging over time and/or in response to trends. Play the average listener On the Sunday...
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    Yeah...the only reason I knew there was an edit...

    Yeah...the only reason I knew there was an edit was because I'd heard the boots with the full version. It's pretty seamless.
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    For a few brief moments I was seriously tempted...

    For a few brief moments I was seriously tempted by the Korg Arp 2600 that came in a very limited release earlier this year (not sure if ever actually made it out the door though!). But it was crazy...
  16. IMHO ITAOT absolutely better, more fiery, and...

    IMHO ITAOT absolutely better, more fiery, and some of the extended instrumental bits (slight though they may be) are pretty cool.

    The Wall will never be one of my top PF albums but the live...
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    Apparently Behringer's Arp 2600 clone is close...

    Apparently Behringer's Arp 2600 clone is close to being shipworthy:

    https://www.gearnews.com/behringer-2600-rolls-of-the-production-line-but-price-is-still-to-be-determined/

    I have to admit...
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    I have an earlier model of one of these: ...

    I have an earlier model of one of these:

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SL1602USB--presonus-studiolive-16.02-usb-digital-mixer

    It is a bit above your price range but it pretty much...
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    I didn't even ask him to do it :lol

    I didn't even ask him to do it :lol
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    ^^^ Aw shucks :) A few quick notes: ...

    ^^^ Aw shucks :)

    A few quick notes:


    Yeah...a good example. 4 of the 6 controllers are dummy MIDI controllers with the majority of the actual "sound generators" either in the rack or shared...
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    ^^ Elta makes quality stuff and are really great...

    ^^ Elta makes quality stuff and are really great to work with. They released the Polivoks-M synth that was all over my last album.

    I've had various drone/noisemaker synths before but as a whole...
  22. Thread: Univers Zero

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    "WANT SOME CANDY AND TO KNOW HOW PHIL COLLINS...

    "WANT SOME CANDY AND TO KNOW HOW PHIL COLLINS DESTROYED GENESIS, LITTLE GIRL???"
    ...
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    And with that...WELCOME TO PE

    And with that...WELCOME TO PE
  24. Thread: Univers Zero

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    Let's be real here...in terms of my house and...

    Let's be real here...in terms of my house and Halloween trick or treaters:

    Single dude in 40's
    Black band t-shirt
    Living alone
    Offering candy
    Parents run the hell in the opposite direction
  25. Thread: Univers Zero

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    In the same ecosystem...I often go to his...

    In the same ecosystem...I often go to his Candyman soundtrack around this time of year.

    As well as the movie ;)
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    Cassettes remain my own personal "divide by zero"...

    Cassettes remain my own personal "divide by zero" in this equation. I get the cost factor, and I get the "I'll take anything physical just to get the BC code inside the case" factor. But in some of...
  27. Love the film and the soundtrack tons :up :up

    Love the film and the soundtrack tons :up :up
  28. FWIW The Immersion edition of The Wall...

    FWIW

    The Immersion edition of The Wall included many of Roger's original demos as well as Gilmour's original demos for Run Like Hell and Comfortably Numb. There were also some band run-throughs...
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    So....for various reasons I'd been avoiding...

    So....for various reasons I'd been avoiding Quantum Gate, the last "proper" new album of music from the post-Froese TD (excluding the sessions and the TD play TD thingy). But this past week I...
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    To your initial point Jed...for me personally,...

    To your initial point Jed...for me personally, the whole market for CDs and physical music in general has receded to such absurdly small levels that it feels like it's already basically at sunset. ...
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    On one hand...CDs are essentially read-only...

    On one hand...CDs are essentially read-only copies of digital files and as such, really are just a larger, less flexible container than a hard drive or USB stick. And probably won't have the same...
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    Respect to the man for owning it. A shame it...

    Respect to the man for owning it. A shame it impacted the band but perhaps in due time and with due help for issues/illnesses, things can be patched.
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    Remix sounds grand too sir...not sure which one I...

    Remix sounds grand too sir...not sure which one I prefer :)

    Great tune!
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    That is a WONDERFUL article!!

    That is a WONDERFUL article!!
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    I'm loving all these teaser tracks. Can't wait...

    I'm loving all these teaser tracks. Can't wait to get my eager paws on the full box later this month!!
  36. Thread: Magma news

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    May I ask where you sold them? PM me if you want...

    May I ask where you sold them? PM me if you want to take it offline. I'm looking to do the same essential thing with my entire collection (keep a few, unload the rest). Thank you :)
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    Hey Richard!! First off, sorry this almost...

    Hey Richard!!

    First off, sorry this almost slipped past me...too much of a flurry of excitement over Tangerine Dream boxes on the main board :lol

    It's really great!! Nice sort of Genesis...
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    Kenso and Banco circa 2001/2 were probably my own...

    Kenso and Banco circa 2001/2 were probably my own top two "big" performances across all the NEARfests. Stunning all around.
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    And here I was just going to say too much booze

    And here I was just going to say too much booze
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    Makes sense to me :):up You should give the...

    Makes sense to me :):up

    You should give the new Oranssi Pazuzu a stab...it's bonkers and heavy and trippy in all the best ways. Hell, one spot in this tune even starts to invoke Magma:
    ...
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    It's not like this is a Steven Wilson thread...we...

    It's not like this is a Steven Wilson thread...we can all like what we like and be happy for each other :) :lol :lol :lol

    Prog doesn't light my fire like it used to, and hasn't in quite some time....
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    :) Been lucky enough to see both of them solo...

    :)

    Been lucky enough to see both of them solo too. Moore did a solo set nearby just after Light Echoes came out, and A.E. opened up for the Japanese post-rock band Mono believe it or not. Both...
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    The video is cool, nice brooding feel to both the...

    The video is cool, nice brooding feel to both the music and the visuals.

    And yeah...I'm not outright hating on My Dying Bride but I can't say I'm a rabid enthusiast either.

    Roughest metal show...
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    ^^ Nice! If memory serves, Moore also did some...

    ^^ Nice! If memory serves, Moore also did some work with them along the way :up

    Yeah, both Surface to Air and Digitalis are grand. But something about Escape Velocity hits ALL the right notes...
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    ^^ My Dying Bride is another one that I like, but...

    ^^ My Dying Bride is another one that I like, but don't love, even though it feels like a band that should work for me. Saw them at MDF a few years ago doing the full "Turn Loose the Swans" album...
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    Kayo Dot's predecessor maudlin of the Well was my...

    Kayo Dot's predecessor maudlin of the Well was my entry point; I mean, I'd heard growls/screams before including Opeth but it never did anything for me. But "Stones of October Sobbing" just sort of...
  47. :) Thanks much for listening :up

    :)

    Thanks much for listening :up
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    ^^ Fine next steps :) :up

    ^^ Fine next steps :) :up
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    Actually, what IS your favorite from them Neil? ...

    Actually, what IS your favorite from them Neil? Just wondering...they're a band that seems to often have fans in the "I love it all" or "I don't get it" bucket but I'm curious about which albums...
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    YOU'RE NOT MY THERAPIST DAMMIT :lol :lol :lol

    YOU'RE NOT MY THERAPIST DAMMIT

    :lol :lol :lol
  51. Music to my ears :lol I dig! I dig lots!! If...

    Music to my ears :lol

    I dig! I dig lots!! If neuroticdog and walt aren't already listeners they damned well need to be soon :up
  52. For people who like the Goblin/giallo sound, got...

    For people who like the Goblin/giallo sound, got notices about a few gems this morning that might scratch the itch:

    https://burningwitchesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-mirrors-image
    ...
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    YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH AND BUY IT DAMN YOU ...

    YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH AND BUY IT DAMN YOU


    :lol :lol :lol ;)

    All stupid kidding aside...the new one is good but Escape Velocity + Surface to Air are still my top picks from the band.
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    Interesting...I have to admit, it'd be a little...

    Interesting...I have to admit, it'd be a little weird not seeing Moore behind his synths at a show but I'd still be there in a heartbeat if they came through :horns
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    ^^ fake. I can tell it's fake because it's a...

    ^^ fake. I can tell it's fake because it's a dude with a mega beard, playing bass while surrounded by stacks of keyboards....AND WEARING A WEDDING RING?!?!? I call massive bullshit!!!!


    ;) :lol...
  56. Terrific article!! Happy to see plenty of love...

    Terrific article!! Happy to see plenty of love for Cuneiform on Bandcamp these days :)
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    It's good. The vocalist hints at Maynard from...

    It's good. The vocalist hints at Maynard from Tool but isn't quite a copycat either. Terrific production and really well played. Nice video too :up

    Kudos to your friends! I hope this is really...
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    Right now, the only in production keyboard that...

    Right now, the only in production keyboard that has poly aftertouch with a traditional keybed is the ASM Hydrasynth (which is an utterly amazing synth BTW).

    There are several unconventional...
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    Yep, the Deckard's Dream is a CS-80 replicant,...

    Yep, the Deckard's Dream is a CS-80 replicant, capable of some pretty incredible sounds in and of itself.
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    Hi! Speaking just for myself I'm a bit...

    Hi!

    Speaking just for myself I'm a bit laptop-phobic when it comes to my live work. MIDI for all it's faults is pretty solid and while I still sometimes have a computer reboot issue, once I've...
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