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  1. Thread: Phil Collins

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    I always enjoy watching him on the drums,...

    I always enjoy watching him on the drums, regardless of the context. He's one of those drummers who (for me at least) makes the drums feel like an extension of himself, no matter how simple or...
  2. ^^ It's a very lovely album, and an easy...

    ^^ It's a very lovely album, and an easy recommendation :up
  3. It was locked because it was a redundant thread;...

    It was locked because it was a redundant thread; there was already a "Union 30" or the like so Cozy merged the two threads.
  4. Thread: Union 30 Live

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    If ARW's team are coordinating this, I suppose...

    If ARW's team are coordinating this, I suppose this means the newly remastered boots will come with special added audience applause and crowd noise :up
  5. Thread: Union 30 Live

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    I swear to god that was my exact same response...

    I swear to god that was my exact same response when I saw this :lol :lol :lol
  6. Thread: Union 30 Live

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    Nyet comrade ...

    Nyet comrade

    https://www.musicglue.com/yes-union-30/
  7. Thread: Union 30 Live

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    For years I was so excited to get my hands on an...

    For years I was so excited to get my hands on an official Union live release and I was over the moon when Gonzo's prior set was announced. Once I finally had it, heard the quality...I honestly don't...
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    Yep, definitely...and for my favorite albums like...

    Yep, definitely...and for my favorite albums like Duke and Wind, I have those original releases. Viva la discogs ;)
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    Yeah...luckily I still have my earlier CDs of the...

    Yeah...luckily I still have my earlier CDs of the studio albums...they remain my preferred go-to for the albums.

    And yeah, there were some odd choices with what was included in the other couple of...
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    By and large I'm not terribly enthused with the...

    By and large I'm not terribly enthused with the new stereo mixes, no. The one exception is Trespass...for whatever reason I actually really like the new stereo mix. But the rest range from "I could...
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    I can't disagree with what's already been said. ...

    I can't disagree with what's already been said. My only minor caveat is just that for me personally, one of the highlights to this box in particular was all the early video footage of the band, like...
  12. Awesome. Was hoping that FSOL and AA would find...

    Awesome. Was hoping that FSOL and AA would find their way onto BC. Just bought the "We Persuade Ourselves" remix set...not as good as the main album but still fun.
  13. ^^ not quite time yet. But I hope they're making...

    ^^ not quite time yet. But I hope they're making his final days as comfortable as possible.
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    Thought I'd ping this thread, see if anyone has...

    Thought I'd ping this thread, see if anyone has updates or if not, wants to add best wishes :up
  15. Assuming this is legit...yay for Bandcamp: ...

    Assuming this is legit...yay for Bandcamp:

    https://theaa.bandcamp.com/album/we-persuade-ourselves-we-are-immortal
  16. Thread: Phil Collins

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    FWIW "Both Sides" is my favorite from him by a...

    FWIW

    "Both Sides" is my favorite from him by a fairly wide stretch. "Face Value" is a comfy second. Most of the rest all have at least a tune or three that I like (or love), and a tune or three...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBDkeU8cQNw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBDkeU8cQNw
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    Surge is a plug-in only...there's not a...

    Surge is a plug-in only...there's not a standalone version, I'm afraid :up

    MPE is MIDI Polyphonic Expression...next generation MIDI expressive control. When you play, each note is sent on a...
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    What's kind of interesting is that Buchla...

    What's kind of interesting is that Buchla themselves have embraced the Sensel Morph and it can be bought in a bundle with their (otherwise not even remotely inexpensive) systems like the Easel...
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    So in my ever-growing quest to nudge people into...

    So in my ever-growing quest to nudge people into exploring MPE...here's comes the affordable pitch:D

    I picked up a Sensel Morph recently for a variety of different utility chores around the...
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    I had an Andromeda A6 for a few years, but traded...

    I had an Andromeda A6 for a few years, but traded it for a different future synth. I liked it, and it had lots of expressive potential, but for whatever reason, I never really developed a...
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    You too!!

    You too!!
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    Nifty! And I have to admit, had no idea these...

    Nifty! And I have to admit, had no idea these sorts of libraries existed online. Very cool :up
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    DAMN. Rip.

    DAMN. Rip.
  25. Mostly going to parrot the sentiments above. ...

    Mostly going to parrot the sentiments above.

    It's weird...was the same with Kayo Dot for me as they entered the PHOBOS/COI phase. In terms of descriptions, there was every indication that the...
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    I'm sure there is, although it's nothing I...

    I'm sure there is, although it's nothing I personally have sought out.

    Found this page on a Google search...it's formatted for crap on my laptop but might be better for you: ...
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    I wasn't a zealous fan of GT and don't want to...

    I wasn't a zealous fan of GT and don't want to pretend like I was...but I remember reading about him in The Wire for the first time and just kind of being dazzled at the idea of this brilliant,...
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    Wow...RIP

    Wow...RIP
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    Oh, that's lovely...thanks!!

    Oh, that's lovely...thanks!!
  30. Since this thread popped up again...man, I really...

    Since this thread popped up again...man, I really love this album.
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    That's lovely Richard! Nice pastoral vibes for a...

    That's lovely Richard! Nice pastoral vibes for a quiet Saturday morning :)

    Thanks for sharing :up
  32. I haven't bought anything from his BC page...

    I haven't bought anything from his BC page yet...in truth I'm still working through the two CD boxes of his. A couple of his BC definitely have my attention though!
  33. I'm anyone :lol Both the Kayn and Wöstheinrich...

    I'm anyone :lol

    Both the Kayn and Wöstheinrich almost made the cut today
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    Yep, very big name. RIP

    Yep, very big name. RIP
  35. Yay Snow Palms and ya Von Zamla :D I was...

    Yay Snow Palms and ya Von Zamla :D I was overeager and bought the Von Zamla almost immediately when the extra track showed up.

    BTW...if you dig the Arc, I might reverse what I said before and...
  36. Hmmmm...hard to say on this batch to be honest. ...

    Hmmmm...hard to say on this batch to be honest. Maybe the Novo Line which is like a weird hybrid of minimalism, electronics and tribal rhythms. But if I'm being honest...probably a stretch.
  37. "Laguna Cibernetica" by Émile Zener "Witchcraft...

    "Laguna Cibernetica" by Émile Zener
    "Witchcraft Murders" by The Heartwood Institute
    "These Charms May Be Sung Over A Wound" by Richard Skelton
    "Slow Walkers" by Slow Walkers (Liz Harris aka...
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    ^^ Ad Astra is a really lovely score.

    ^^ Ad Astra is a really lovely score.
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    Sweet, I hope you enjoy it :)

    Sweet, I hope you enjoy it :)
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    Yeah, I'm definitely a fan. Discovered him,...

    Yeah, I'm definitely a fan. Discovered him, Johann Johannsson and a few other modern composers at the same time, around 2009 or so before they became popular on the soundtrack circuit. Saw him as...
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    SHIT, I had tickets for Swans + Anna Von...

    SHIT, I had tickets for Swans + Anna Von Hausswolff too...I forgot about those.

    Didn't know Portico Quartet were a live thing, but if they ever come through I'll see them in a heartbeat :up
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    Crap, forgot that I had tickets for DCD too. Oh...

    Crap, forgot that I had tickets for DCD too. Oh well...
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    In terms of shows where I had tickets: They...

    In terms of shows where I had tickets: They Might be Giants, Caspian, Maserati, Anna Meredith, Faith No More, Gojira, Deftones, Poppy, Deafheaven, Dance with the Dead, Big Ears Festival (not...
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    Re: backing vocals...that is less down to PC than...

    Re: backing vocals...that is less down to PC than it is TB, MR and DS being up for their backing vocals. It isn't like PC was ever the only one with a mic onstage in the trio era.
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    I suspect part of it will come down to potential...

    I suspect part of it will come down to potential ticket sales...a tour like that isn't going to be cheap and I assume they're targeting the larger venues. Even if the band is ready by the fall, if...
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    Shrug...guess we'll see! Well, someone will,...

    Shrug...guess we'll see! Well, someone will, whomever see the tour...
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    Call me crazy...most bands don't bother to...

    Call me crazy...most bands don't bother to multitrack record, mix and produce their early rehearsals for a 30 second teaser.
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    Fairly certain the audio is from the 2007...

    Fairly certain the audio is from the 2007 releases, yes.
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    Musically, it's nice! A tiny bit like stoner...

    Musically, it's nice! A tiny bit like stoner metal but also I get Porcupine Tree vibes too (maybe that's just me). The vocals are a mixed bag for me, although the dude is clearly talented.
    ...
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    Fuck, I have to buy this...three songs in and it...

    Fuck, I have to buy this...three songs in and it just keeps delivering the goods.
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    Um, yeah :horns Oddly catchy, and just when I...

    Um, yeah :horns

    Oddly catchy, and just when I start to tune out they switch it up and I'm back in. And that's just the first tune.

    Thanks!!
  52. IMHO it's all about workflow: in the Vangelis...

    IMHO it's all about workflow: in the Vangelis video you can see, he doesn't just sit down and magic happens...he has to sit there and kind of "set everything up" in advance so that once he starts...
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    I personally think "Together We're Stranger" is...

    I personally think "Together We're Stranger" is the finest No-Man album, although "Schoolyard Ghosts" and some of the earlier albums are certainly great too. And Tim Bowness's "Abandoned Dancehall...
  54. Cool, thanks for sharing this :) Nice sense of...

    Cool, thanks for sharing this :) Nice sense of melody and he keeps the underlying arrangement from getting too static. Pretty neat that he did the whole thing as a video series too.

    Fun tech...
  55. :)

    :)
  56. He said something along those lines about the UK...

    He said something along those lines about the UK Reunion DVD for sure. Based on the shrill sound I heard, it felt more like some sort of aliasing error, or digital clipping even.
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    Darlene Love on Phil Specter's passing...

    Darlene Love on Phil Specter's passing
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/darlene-love-phil-spector-death-1115794/
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    Lana Clarkson's ghost approves :up

    Lana Clarkson's ghost approves :up
  59. ...aaaaand there goes my afternoon productivity...

    ...aaaaand there goes my afternoon productivity :horns:lol:horns

    Many thanks! Reminds me of the old "Hall of Douchebags" site with the terrible promo shots from different bands.
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