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    Seeing Atilla and Mayhem doing De Mysteriis Dom...

    Seeing Atilla and Mayhem doing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in full a few years ago was a hell of a thing (excuse the pun). And he is always entertaining with Sunn O))) where he's arguably even more...
  2. He is half of Outkast, who are considered one of...

    He is half of Outkast, who are considered one of the biggest, most influential hip hop groups around. I'm not a massive fan, but I do think they're pretty clever and interesting:
    ...
  3. A few Bandcamp things: The file size limit is...

    A few Bandcamp things:

    The file size limit is only for new accounts; once you sell a certain number of copies (or make a certain amount of $$ maybe, can't recall which) that limit is increased. ...
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    Easily going to be on my best o' 2021 list :up

    Easily going to be on my best o' 2021 list :up
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    I personally really dig Das Seelenbrechen and...

    I personally really dig Das Seelenbrechen and Eremita.
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    For me personally, the Roundhouse Tapes is their...

    For me personally, the Roundhouse Tapes is their pinnacle. It left me breathless the first time I heard it.
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    Of course, I have to tease you slightly that the...

    Of course, I have to tease you slightly that the first chord in your love song to your wife, is a minor chord ;) :lol

    But that's just me being me. It's a lovely song and really sweet tribute to...
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    ^^ that's the one. The big difference to me is...

    ^^ that's the one. The big difference to me is that there was a big guitar hit that happened at the start of each verse that's now totally gone. Without it, it sounded like the tune went from a big...
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    It's definitely different, and One Slip is almost...

    It's definitely different, and One Slip is almost jarring at first because of how different it is. At least for me, once I adjusted my ears and kind of got what DG was going for with the remix...it...
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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ To each their own...it threw me at...

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    To each their own...it threw me at first but now I very much prefer the remix of One Slip.
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    Yet Another Movie is actually one of my favorite...

    Yet Another Movie is actually one of my favorite PF tracks. As much as I enjoy the remixed studio version, the real shock was the vastly improved remixed live version on the new Delicate Sound of...
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    Cuneiform
    Laser's Edge
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    So what, that'll be one hologram for Emerson, one...

    So what, that'll be one hologram for Emerson, one for Lake, seven or eight for the groupies for Lake to bang offstage when he should be warming up....that's a lot of holograms.
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    https://i.imgur.com/zrZ0Eu2.png

    https://i.imgur.com/zrZ0Eu2.png
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    My copies of this and the new AdC arrived today. ...

    My copies of this and the new AdC arrived today. Listening to Spectral Music in full right now for the first time.

    It's really, really great. I'm loving it :horns
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    Will be happy to check out Claire Rousay for...

    Will be happy to check out Claire Rousay for certain in that list. I'm sure there will be others that will be enjoyable as well :up
  17. ^^ very cool, Richard...thanks for sharing :up

    ^^ very cool, Richard...thanks for sharing :up
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    ^^ very much this. I was always fairly lukewarm...

    ^^ very much this. I was always fairly lukewarm on AHM; interesting, but not essential. Hearing the stripped-down version with just the band tearing it up was incredible and completely flipped my...
  19. Responding to your two points in reverse: I...

    Responding to your two points in reverse: I agree wholeheartedly about dynamics. The best metal for me offers contrast and dynamics every ounce as thrilling as other progressive music. Cult of...
  20. :lol:horns Both the first two tracks from A...

    :lol:horns

    Both the first two tracks from A Dawn to Fear have amazing videos that form a mini-movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jD2EvFhxnQ

    The whole album is amazing, and is only bested...
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    I feel similarly about other Yes tunes, there's...

    I feel similarly about other Yes tunes, there's an intro that promises more than the actual song ultimately delivers for me: New Language (the Ladder), Miracle of Life (Union) spring to mind...
  22. Also: :horns

    Also: :horns
  23. One more, simply because I love the tune and love...

    One more, simply because I love the tune and love sharing it:

    The lyrics: https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Cult-of-Luna/Lay-Your-Head-to-Rest


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMjBfHWrWsQ
  24. If I may offer a counterpoint...sometimes the...

    If I may offer a counterpoint...sometimes the style of singing (which I like) masks the actual content of the song. Many songs ARE angry. Others are unexpectedly poignant and beautiful.

    Just one...
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    Still enjoying the album after a few weeks. Some...

    Still enjoying the album after a few weeks. Some genuinely lovely tunes from the band in there.

    One minor note: I agree that Music to my Ears isn't exactly a highlight...but I actually think the...
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    Back to back shows at Rhizome a couple of weeks...

    Back to back shows at Rhizome a couple of weeks ago: Requiem, Hotel Neon, Christopher Tignor and Ensemble Volcanic Ash.

    It felt great, the bands were great, it was great.
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    Full honesty, I very very much prefer hearing all...

    Full honesty, I very very much prefer hearing all the stories behind albums like OYE, as opposed to listening to albums like OYE :up
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    What do I think? I think it's lovely. And can't...

    What do I think? I think it's lovely. And can't wait to hear the full album in due time :)

    Congratulations!
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    Strictly speaking, you mean the...

    Strictly speaking, you mean the AELHSBBCCFALFFFKLPVBWH songs on Union :up

    But I happen to like them too, yes.
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    Gave it a first listen yesterday. It's fine. ...

    Gave it a first listen yesterday. It's fine. Not going to be an all-time classic, but it feels like a Yes album to me, and there are various spots that I think are rather lovely moments. It lacks...
  31. Thread: VDGG box!

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    With no thanks whatsoever to the USPS, my box...

    With no thanks whatsoever to the USPS, my box finally arrived after it's ridiculously-long journey.

    The box was definitely jostled and several discs were loose. I checked everything, no scratches...
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    I don't know this for 100% certain but when the...

    I don't know this for 100% certain but when the album first surfaced I thought that was one that came from Rutherford rather than Banks. But I think it's a lovely song too, and it's hard to imagine...
  33. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Just because both hilarious and frustrating: ...

    Just because both hilarious and frustrating:

    Shipped from Wayside last week (thanks as ever, Steve!). Wayside is roughly 29 miles away from me. Arrived about a day and a half later at Dulles, 16...
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    Nifty :) Decided to try and kick my butt into...

    Nifty :)

    Decided to try and kick my butt into gear, spending some time diving into a few oddball pedals that I've got in the arsenal but rarely leveraged as much as I should: Hologram Microcosm,...
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    Heh, cute :)

    Heh, cute :)
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    Very cool...Digilogue is definitely more of the...

    Very cool...Digilogue is definitely more of the "digital" feel than earlier masterworks like Mohnomische or even What is Not True. But, it's also easier to find at a vastly more reasonable price ;)...
  37. Lovely stuff Richard! Thanks for sharing :)

    Lovely stuff Richard! Thanks for sharing :)
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    Yeah, that's the stuff I know most off all too. ...

    Yeah, that's the stuff I know most off all too. It's weird and super interesting and fun...didn't need to hear it all the time, but it absolutely had a home in my collection.
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    RIP Richard Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire)

    Too young.

    https://pitchfork.com/news/cabaret-voltaire-richard-h-kirk-dies-at-65/
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    Church Road is another favorite of mine from his...

    Church Road is another favorite of mine from his discography, definitely :up
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    That's one of the ones where I sprang for the...

    That's one of the ones where I sprang for the "fancy" edition just because. So I have the 3CD version in a cool metal box. It's fun.
  42. Oh, agreed 100% on that :up Regardless of my...

    Oh, agreed 100% on that :up

    Regardless of my feelings for or against RW's causes, targets and heroes...I personally feel his strength as a lyricist is nowhere near as subtle as it once was and...
  43. FFS people...what part of "keep politics out" do...

    FFS people...what part of "keep politics out" do you not understand?
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    By the way...for those who might have interest,...

    By the way...for those who might have interest, in late December VOD Records (Vinyl on Demand) are dropping the 3rd and final batch of :zoviet*france: reissues and unreleased items, both as a fancy...
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    Yep...got my pass, will see you peeps in...

    Yep...got my pass, will see you peeps in Knoxville :):up
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    Awesome, glad you dig that one :) It's among my...

    Awesome, glad you dig that one :) It's among my favorite DVOA albums. And since Storey guests on one track, technically that makes it a hidden Reformed Faction track too :)
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    The seating will hopefully be improved even more...

    The seating will hopefully be improved even more this year from prior years. I know at Mill + Mine, VIP seating was terrific. The Standard was a mixed bag. With the churches and the Bijou, it was...
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    15441 Only difference I can see is that by...

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    Only difference I can see is that by default, checkout was Sunday and I moved the date to Monday so I wouldn't need to miss anything Sunday night.

    Either way? I'm happy to give...
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    So I'm going a different route with the hotel...

    So I'm going a different route with the hotel this year, and giving the Cumberland House a shot. It is on the Big Ears hotel list...it is technically 0.7 miles from the TN Theater, but is only a few...
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    Gotta say it: the plain version of the album is...

    Gotta say it: the plain version of the album is $27 with domestic shipping (not overseas). What happened to Inside Out saying this wouldn't be priced like a double album?
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    The falafel is a BIG draw. Ditto just the social...

    The falafel is a BIG draw. Ditto just the social aspect of seeing you fellow crazy peeps roaming in/around Knoxville. And there are definitely acts I'd like to see.

    I'll most likely swing...
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    Whoa, holy cow. RIP.

    Whoa, holy cow. RIP.
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    Don't let this floor you, Ian...but I'm in the...

    Don't let this floor you, Ian...but I'm in the same boat is Michael. I'll likely go ahead and go because it's Big Ears and I have lots of love. But the lineup isn't leaving me with my jaw on the...
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    Roli was always my least favorite of the...

    Roli was always my least favorite of the alternate MPE-enabled controllers, so I'm not exactly shedding high tears on this one...but it's still not awesome news. Here's hoping the other...
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    The official blurbs from the band themselves both...

    The official blurbs from the band themselves both in interviews and the associated promos?
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    In trying to be a man o' my word...checked 'em...

    In trying to be a man o' my word...checked 'em all out. Very very very much reminded me of Gaza which hopefully doesn't make me look like an doofwad for the comparison. And I am pretty darn fond of...
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    And as fate would have it, that's NOT one that I...

    And as fate would have it, that's NOT one that I already have. Which means I'll be correcting that oversight very, very, very soon :) :up
  58. MY GOD WITH THAT POSTURE DOING PUSHUPS HE'LL BE...

    MY GOD WITH THAT POSTURE DOING PUSHUPS HE'LL BE IN A WHEELCHAIR WITHIN 3 YEARS :lol
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    In all honesty I've not really thought much of...

    In all honesty I've not really thought much of prog/punk but not for dismissive reasons...simply already finding SO MUCH music to enjoy these days :up

    But, never bad to stretch out a bit and...
  60. A few random picks from the recent past: ...

    A few random picks from the recent past:

    Lustmord: Alter
    Fossil Aerosol Mining Project: Zombi Traditions
    Various Artists: The Beyond - Music Inspired by the Lucio Fulci Death Triology...
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