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    If tomorrow someone put forth a YT clip of an old...

    If tomorrow someone put forth a YT clip of an old 1970/1 library record that basically laid out the entire skeleton of Roundabout in near flawless detail, then I'd say some very very interesting...
  2. :lol :lol :lol I'll get cracking on that right...

    :lol :lol :lol

    I'll get cracking on that right away, sir!!!
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    https://media.tenor.com/images/25b7bb891060024b646...

    https://media.tenor.com/images/25b7bb891060024b646a7181a636a816/tenor.gif
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    Try here :) ...

    Try here :)

    https://zealandardor.bandcamp.com/music
  5. Really lovely!! Great job on the vocals :D

    Really lovely!! Great job on the vocals :D
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    Looking in your directions, Duncan/Eric: ...

    Looking in your directions, Duncan/Eric:

    https://zealandardor.bandcamp.com/track/erase

    Not a full album, doesn't seem to want to embed. But Zeal + Ardor are pretty amazing.

    Still one of...
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    Pretty much agree with the mixed bag of both...

    Pretty much agree with the mixed bag of both amazing and blah.

    I was a "new" fan of Vangelis who heard/liked Chariots of Fire (yes really), Antarctica and Direct....so, basically his synth/new age...
  8. WAY too young, yes :( Am glad to have seen KTL...

    WAY too young, yes :(

    Am glad to have seen KTL at the last Big Ears.
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    It reminds me very much of Spirit of Survival...

    It reminds me very much of Spirit of Survival from Magnification. Probably the 4/4 groove with a fairly active bass line.

    It's played really well, and IMHO the mix/arrangement/production...
  10. I didn't love everything he did, but KTL was...

    I didn't love everything he did, but KTL was lovely (especially glad now that I caught them @ Big Ears), Fenn O'Berg was always good fun, and I do like some of the Pita material. But lots of...
  11. RIP Peter Rehberg (Pita, Editions Mego, KTL)

    Too goddamned young, man ...

    https://thequietus.com/articles/30260-peter-rehberg-has-died-rip
  12. Thread: Big Ears 2022

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    Looks like the only date of Big Ears when she...

    Looks like the only date of Big Ears when she ISN'T already booked is the 24th. I'd absolutely love to see her again, and see her at Big Ears again...feels like it's a longshot, sadly :(
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    For those who have selective memories...ladies...

    For those who have selective memories...ladies and gentlemen, Mrs. Tony Kaye.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XKUUK_3pXg
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    Ditto as a fan of the Necks, hadn't heard of...

    Ditto as a fan of the Necks, hadn't heard of these gents before. I like what I hear though, thanks!!
  15. Thread: Big Ears 2022

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    I'll see 'em if I'm there :) Worst case, it's...

    I'll see 'em if I'm there :) Worst case, it's not my thing and I go walk to watch someone else.
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    A small anecdote...many years ago circa the...

    A small anecdote...many years ago circa the Always Never the Same tour, my band opened for Kansas on their date through our town. While we were getting setup for soundcheck, I had a few minutes to...
  17. Yep....very cool that you continue to honor his...

    Yep....very cool that you continue to honor his memory and share his music :)
  18. Thread: Igor Khoroshev

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    Yeah, that bites :down

    Yeah, that bites :down
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    Congratulations!!!

    Congratulations!!!
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    Two thoughts: 1 ) Apparently not a fan of only...

    Two thoughts:

    1 ) Apparently not a fan of only Italian symph because IMHO this is quite lovely.
    2 ) Watching him play, I've love to see Patrizio Fariselli spend a few hours experimenting with an...
  21. Thread: Philip Jeck

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    Sand is great, I've got a few others of his (gun...

    Sand is great, I've got a few others of his (gun to the head, I think my most-frequently-played of his is "An Ark for the Listener")...and I may have been a minority, but I was thrilled to see him...
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    I think DiscMakers has international...

    I think DiscMakers has international options...and through CDBaby they can offer global distribution on your product (both physical and digital distribution).

    My own $0.02....most places, unless...
  23. Thread: Anna Meredith

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    Saw it, added it to my BC wishlist, will give it...

    Saw it, added it to my BC wishlist, will give it a proper listen later :)
  24. Hmmmm...normally for the equivalent of 3 CDs of...

    Hmmmm...normally for the equivalent of 3 CDs of music I'd look at something between $12 and $15. But if I already owned one of the albums then I'd definitely go lower if the option exists (which it...
  25. Thread: Big Ears 2022

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    Tickets should happen in the September/October...

    Tickets should happen in the September/October timeframe...they give plenty of advance notice. Hopefully the lineup will be fairly well announced by that point as well (or AT that point).
    ...
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    Yay, new BTBAM is always a good thing. Fun video...

    Yay, new BTBAM is always a good thing. Fun video too. Already got my ticket for their DC date in August...looking to be my first live gig since the start of the pandemic in fact!

    ...
  27. Wait....so you're NOT supposed to treat CDs like...

    Wait....so you're NOT supposed to treat CDs like analog magnetic tape, and refresh them every now and then by putting them in the oven?!?! Wow, who knew....

    :lol
  28. No offense but I think we're hung up on words...

    No offense but I think we're hung up on words that mean very little anymore. I've bought "singles" on BC that were over an hour long and I've bought "albums" that barely reached 30 minutes. So how...
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  30. Thread: Post Metal

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    Diggin' the Bossk :horns

    Diggin' the Bossk :horns
  31. Which resulted in what is STILL one of my...

    Which resulted in what is STILL one of my favorite "live" performances from Top o' the Pops :lol


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Q3-cTOX7E
  32. Oh man, FSOL were awesome about that back in the...

    Oh man, FSOL were awesome about that back in the day. "Singles" like Lifeforms and Cascade that were essentially entirely new supplemental albums, but apparently came in just under some time limit...
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    Really lovely tribute to your friend, sir!

    Really lovely tribute to your friend, sir!
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    Envious of you fine folks :) Decided to hang...

    Envious of you fine folks :)

    Decided to hang back and wait for the CD edition to arrive at Chez Wayside :up All good things in due time though!
  35. If I like what I hear I don't care if it's a...

    If I like what I hear I don't care if it's a single, EP, or album. I'm in :up
  36. Thread: Anna Meredith

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    PS Henry...never got back to you but I have...

    PS Henry...never got back to you but I have really been enjoying the Covet lots. Just when I think I'm getting a bit weary, something changes up and brings my attention back to focus. Thanks for...
  37. Thread: Chrome Hoof

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    I suspect that's a bit too costly for a band that...

    I suspect that's a bit too costly for a band that would come over here essentially as an unknown, with what I suspect are pretty costly production costs. Even here among the "open minds" of PE...
  38. Thread: Chrome Hoof

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    Poof, and here I be :lol Two fast ones: ...

    Poof, and here I be :lol


    Two fast ones:

    Teeth of the Sea is an amazing post rock/jazz/electronica/holy crap whatever else band that has done a string of really excellent albums, the latest...
  39. Thread: Post Metal

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    Funny, I was thinking the exact same thing about...

    Funny, I was thinking the exact same thing about you :horns:lol:horns
  40. Thread: Anna Meredith

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    Ha ha...that isn't a short list for me ;) But...

    Ha ha...that isn't a short list for me ;) But yes....Ms. Meredith & her band are easily one of the most fun/poppy/quirky/intelligent/talented packages around these days. And I found her completely...
  41. Thread: Anna Meredith

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    Ooooh...fun with odd time meters/syncopation and...

    Ooooh...fun with odd time meters/syncopation and dance choreography, and fun camerawork :)


    https://youtu.be/j6WP4dXGOvg

    Dig the vocals from the Owen Pallett too...another great band/artist...
  42. Thread: Anna Meredith

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    OMG SEE THEM!!! I'm super envious...hopefully...

    OMG SEE THEM!!!

    I'm super envious...hopefully by later in 2022 a trip back across the pond will be doable (for them...or hell, for me if need be) :)
  43. Thread: Anna Meredith

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    Cool, thanks for clarifying on the prize Henry...

    Cool, thanks for clarifying on the prize Henry :):up

    Yeah...I mean there's a fair bit of synth backing work happening too but having seen them twice, they deliver the goods onstage. HUGE,...
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    If you don't mind your post metal leaning hard...

    If you don't mind your post metal leaning hard into post-rock territory, I'd also strongly suggest checking out Kauan :horns Their last album "Ice Fleet" is massive, cinematic and unusually...
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    Cult of Luna is one of my all time favorite metal...

    Cult of Luna is one of my all time favorite metal bands and one of THE best live metal acts around today. I'll never forget the first time I heard Vertikal and just feeling my brain melt through and...
  46. Thread: Anna Meredith

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    Had no idea she won a Mercury Prize, but this is...

    Had no idea she won a Mercury Prize, but this is a lovely video. Can't wait to see her band again sometime soon.


    https://youtu.be/Ny_8rly0TMw
  47. Oh yeah, they're great. Got a few of their...

    Oh yeah, they're great. Got a few of their albums. Also, this is probably helpful ;)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEk0YlYEJAE
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    This is me. I honestly don't know what to...

    This is me.

    I honestly don't know what to expect from a new Yes album at this point. Loved FFH. Greatly disliked H&E. Listened to various Yes-tangential projects, had mixed responses ranging...
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    And now I have the best earworm, thank you ...

    And now I have the best earworm, thank you


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCzfAOGPOm8
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    Oh yeah, Dolby is great, and super smart. He's...

    Oh yeah, Dolby is great, and super smart. He's got great tunes across all his albums.
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    Chip shortages be damned...looks like it's time...

    Chip shortages be damned...looks like it's time for me to start building a new PC for my DAW and soft synth stuff :p

    Thinking it's time to switch back to AMD, see what the Ryzens can do for me. ...
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    Yeah...same day we lost both Jon Hassell and...

    Yeah...same day we lost both Jon Hassell and Frederic Rzewski. It was a rough day for big losses for sure :(
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    Hmmmm... An arpeggiator animates a chord that...

    Hmmmm...

    An arpeggiator animates a chord that you play. If you play a C major triad, it could play C, E, G in order, based on a tempo you select. Usually arpeggiators can let you choose the...
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    Also, just IMHO...I wouldn't start with just a...

    Also, just IMHO...I wouldn't start with just a MIDI controller like an M-Audio or Arturia keyboard. To be clear, I am a fan of both companies and use their products often...but I'm a massive woeful...
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    Hey hippypants! Casios are just peachy for...

    Hey hippypants!

    Casios are just peachy for what they do. Unless you're planning to also record songs and things using the Casio, you could actually probably go with the CT-S300 which has most of...
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    Rewinding a bit but yes, actually...I agree. ...

    Rewinding a bit but yes, actually...I agree. This RW ticket is a carryover from pre-pandemic and I was fairly torn even then. This is likely the last I'll spend for a big stupid arena show; I...
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    Yeah...the Eighth Blackbird performance with Will...

    Yeah...the Eighth Blackbird performance with Will Oldham was one of my favorites of that Big Ears lineup.
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    RIP Frederic Rzewski

    More losses today...

    https://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/article/the-american-composer-and-pianist-frederic-rzewski-has-died
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    Yeah, this probably warrants a dedicated RIP...

    Yeah, this probably warrants a dedicated RIP thread given his significance...but RIP to a big one.
  60. :lol what board are we on again?!? :lol All we...

    :lol what board are we on again?!? :lol

    All we can ask of a musician is they make GREAT music that is as amazing as that classic music that we specifically loved and defined as timeless, but also...
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