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  1. Very honest, heartfelt and moving. Thanks for...

    Very honest, heartfelt and moving. Thanks for sharing :up
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    :D

    :D
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    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.p...

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/24238-Eighteen-Hours-of-Radiohead-demos-etc-posted-on-bandcamp
  4. Very very excited to finally get this box once...

    Very very excited to finally get this box once it's available from my local guy :up This is one of my very favorite eras for the band and it will be wonderful to hear a new version of TCoL and the...
  5. I got the set in the mail late last...

    I got the set in the mail late last week...beautiful package, it's going to take a while to absorb all the tracks. But halfway through the first disc, already finding some winners.

    So...
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    If you like The Midnight, the last Timecop1983...

    If you like The Midnight, the last Timecop1983 full length 'Night Drive' is an easy suggestion. The Midnight's singer even guests on the opening track.
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    I hate to crap on anyone's enthusiasm (and I...

    I hate to crap on anyone's enthusiasm (and I suspect that, much like most "reality" shows, there's probably a whole LOT of safeguarding going on to make sure this dude doesn't drop something truly...
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    I saw The Midnight earlier this year in Baltimore...

    I saw The Midnight earlier this year in Baltimore and loved it to death. Already have tickets to see them in Richmond :up

    Would love to catch FM-84 but nothing is that close to me.

    Also on...
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    Is it ok if I say I'm genuinely impressed with...

    Is it ok if I say I'm genuinely impressed with the number of synths, as well as admitting I kind of want to put a muzzle on that kid?
  10. Thread: Steve Jolliffe

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    Oh and FWIW...I remember "Escape" was the latest...

    Oh and FWIW...I remember "Escape" was the latest SJ album when I first heard about his solo stuff, but I didn't hear it until a few years later when I found it in someone's bargain bin @ NEARfest. ...
  11. Thread: Steve Jolliffe

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    Folks like videos, so here are some videos ...

    Folks like videos, so here are some videos


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz55_a1RlkI



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1niLjF3eks
  12. Thread: Steve Jolliffe

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    I have maybe 2/3 of his total releases (ignored...

    I have maybe 2/3 of his total releases (ignored some of the library music offerings). Not everything is a slam dunk depending on preferences but there's lots to love IMHO.

    Minor bonus: if you...
  13. I got yer cough drop right here :up :lol

    I got yer cough drop right here :up :lol
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    Most excellent :up

    Most excellent :up
  15. Wrong forum, very, very inappropriate.

    Wrong forum, very, very inappropriate.
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    I love the D-Beam too! I have one on my Fantom...

    I love the D-Beam too! I have one on my Fantom X6 and actually do use it in performance. I remember seeing the guys in Kenso using them as well around NEARfest.

    IMHO pretty much any kind of...
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    Ditto. At first I thought it was a blanket...

    Ditto.

    At first I thought it was a blanket spam but if that was in fact a specific response to this thread, then that's actually pretty nice of them :up
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    I love ribbons too! I actually have two Doepfer...

    I love ribbons too! I actually have two Doepfer R2M ribbons - one for use with my Eurorack stuff and a 2nd that is mounted above the keybed on my Voyager for all sorts of fun pitch bends and...
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    Worth it https://youtu.be/64IGxrQEN68

    Worth it


    https://youtu.be/64IGxrQEN68
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    SO...speaking of names. Some of you may be Star...

    SO...speaking of names. Some of you may be Star Wars fans. There's a new film coming out. One of the planets that is in the new film is called Kijimi. Which happens to also be the name of the...
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    Well, I've never actually played a real CS-80 so...

    Well, I've never actually played a real CS-80 so I'm missing about half the experience with the keyboard, ribbon and poly aftertouch.

    From a pure sound standpoint, it is almost identical to the...
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    Actually, it was the other way around...Yamaha...

    Actually, it was the other way around...Yamaha started inquiring about interest in a new CS-80. Less than 2 days later, Behringer suddenly announced THEIRS.

    I'm curious about both, but more...
  23. Thread: Big Ears 2019

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    In some weird ways, it might actually work IF...

    In some weird ways, it might actually work IF they had a venue that could support it and only it for the extended runtime. I mean, Big Ears does 12+ hour drones and other longform performances...
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    How would a 40+ year fandom for King Crimson /...

    How would a 40+ year fandom for King Crimson / Yes / Pink Floyd / Beatles be any different from a 10+ year love for Game of Thrones? Or 40+ years of Star Wars? Or 80 years of Batman?

    I think...
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    https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2miLbtQESiCZmDvf...

    https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/2miLbtQESiCZmDvfx8MBuZ-320-80.jpg


    (edit: sorry, omitted the ;) that should hopefully avoid coming off like the thread-crapper that Splicer was. Fans are fans...
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    Long story short: it was absolutely wonderful. ...

    Long story short: it was absolutely wonderful.

    I am not sure the crowd was as into it as I was; this was literally soundtrack music so very, very heavy on dissonant/atmospheric pieces, only a few...
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    3rd pass at a Behringer DS-80 is IMHO a good...

    3rd pass at a Behringer DS-80 is IMHO a good improvement:

    https://www.gearnews.com/behringer-ds-80-round-3-is-uli-getting-the-hang-of-his-cs-80-clone/
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    Speaking of synth things... currently at the...

    Speaking of synth things... currently at the Kennedy Center in DC. Kyle Dixon + Michael Stein (of SURVIVE) are here to perform their score from Stranger Things live.

    Saw SURVIVE about two years...
  29. Thread: Big Ears 2019

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    Sent the survey to myself dozens of times so I...

    Sent the survey to myself dozens of times so I could stuff the ballot box with Poison, Ratt and Yanni :horns :horns
  30. Too bad about AltrOck. Bought a ticket for...

    Too bad about AltrOck.

    Bought a ticket for Rhizome :up
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    I still have my tape deck for releases that are...

    I still have my tape deck for releases that are cassette only (luckily most include a download code but sometimes someone goes full hipster and shafts me over on that one).
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    In case anyone is seriously interested in the...

    In case anyone is seriously interested in the above...this appears to be the final damage:

    Indiegogo Campaign Prices will start at USD 749
    The final retail Price will be USD 1299
    Expected...
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    Most of the new wave of synth folks don't, to be...

    Most of the new wave of synth folks don't, to be honest. I buy where I can find 'em but many are either vinyl, cassette, or digital.
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    https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2019/05/the-day-ha...

    https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2019/05/the-day-hattie-webb-broke-into-the-pledgemusic-office.html
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    Minor thread resurrection for something that...

    Minor thread resurrection for something that might interest a few folks here.

    Recent album from Dallas Campbell "The Seven Sisters and the Serpent." For me at least, it answers a question I...
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    That's strange, frankly impractical and...

    That's strange, frankly impractical and definitely odd. So naturally I signed up for updates on the campaign :lol

    Something like that, it's going to depend heavily on the price point.
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    Potentially relevant to folks in this thread: ...

    Potentially relevant to folks in this thread: http://www.neuland.net/

    New collab between Peter Baumann and Paul Haslinger.

    Full tune:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo9aUHyun5A
    ...
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    Yep...both of their original synths appear to...

    Yep...both of their original synths appear to have pretty positive reviews and praise overall (there were some early reviews that indicated build issues but my guess is Behringer sorted that out at...
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    Nice! I like the chord shifts near the end in...

    Nice! I like the chord shifts near the end in the coda in particular :up

    Well done! :)
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    I suspect the timing of this was a bit rushed,...

    I suspect the timing of this was a bit rushed, because word was starting to get out that Yamaha was investigating the possibility of a new CS-80. I'd be seriously shocked if the final one actually...
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    In fairness...what Behringer is doing isn't...

    In fairness...what Behringer is doing isn't innovation; he/they are basically making lower-priced knockoffs of popular vintage synths. Also in fairness, ditto for the Black Corporation who made my...
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    Not very long...I think the 1/8" patch cables are...

    Not very long...I think the 1/8" patch cables are a couple of feet long, max.

    I got it for exactly the reasons you mentioned: it has a very solid feel, the aftertouch is smooth, and at a price...
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    FWIW I have a Keystep and think it is really,...

    FWIW I have a Keystep and think it is really, really great.
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    Um, also this... "A Complete 1969 recordings...

    Um, also this...

    "A Complete 1969 recordings boxed set is scheduled for release in October."
  45. It's really nice, thanks for sharing :up

    It's really nice, thanks for sharing :up
  46. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Sounds grand, Steve :up

    Sounds grand, Steve :up
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    I guess we can thank the Spambot for bumping...

    I guess we can thank the Spambot for bumping Kim's post for him :lol :lol :lol
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    These aren't in any specific ranking order, just...

    These aren't in any specific ranking order, just alphabetical. And they are just the first batch that sprang to mind (I'm certain there are more). Also, since your 2005 was arbitrary, a couple of...
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    ^^ I met him at Big Ears this past March for the...

    ^^ I met him at Big Ears this past March for the first time. He was there with Harold Budd's ensembles as well as presenting his "Roedelius Cells" installation at the Knoxville Museum of Art. ...
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    Cult of Luna is back with a new album in the...

    Cult of Luna is back with a new album in the fall, dropped new single "The Silent Man" on various digital platforms today. This...is GOOD news. At least for me.

    ...
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    Nice :up

    Nice :up
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    FWIW...in terms of physical health, Mayhew has...

    FWIW...in terms of physical health, Mayhew has looked pretty rough for a while now, and quite honestly I was saddened but not at all shocked to learn of his passing.

    That said, he was someone who...
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    Anthony Daniels and Ian Mcdiarmid are still with...

    Anthony Daniels and Ian Mcdiarmid are still with us, so we still have our Emperor and C3PO.

    If I want to affirm my awkwardly-epic nerdness I can also note that Denis Lawson, who played Wedge in...
  54. The very drunk lady behind Steve F and I took...

    The very drunk lady behind Steve F and I took great exception to the fact that both of us turned at different points and asked her to keep it down. And an usher asked her to keep it down.

    She...
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    That's the only Meris pedal I *don't* own but I...

    That's the only Meris pedal I *don't* own but I think their products are outstanding :up :up :up
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    As I understand this, this is a new company from...

    As I understand this, this is a new company from the guys behind the Modal 008 so that might be a slight indicator of what to expect:

    http://www.modalelectronics.com/modal-008/
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    I can't disagree...when I saw them in 92 I had no...

    I can't disagree...when I saw them in 92 I had no idea about the lineup changes and it was not at all what I was expecting. I did like parts of it..."Love on a Real Train" was beautifully done but...
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    His last few really shook up his formula quite a...

    His last few really shook up his formula quite a bit, which was great to see/hear from an artist who could've easily just settled into a groove.

    I slightly favor his latest "No Further Ahead Than...
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    While Froese was still alive they did an EP that...

    While Froese was still alive they did an EP that included two Froese/Schnauss compositions. Both are great, I slightly favor this one:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCGTSvXSRm8

    Most of the...
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    Random fun facts, here are the TD members with...

    Random fun facts, here are the TD members with the longest tenures:

    Edgar Froese (duh) 48 years
    Chris Franke 17 years
    Jerome Froese 16 years
    Linda Spa ...
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