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    https://youtu.be/Ro_u6AhcGYo

    https://youtu.be/Ro_u6AhcGYo
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    We have conservatives like Marsalis and...

    We have conservatives like Marsalis and popularisers like Washington, but it's worth saying that there are still innovators and avant-gardists emerging at the margins of jazz - Tyshawn Sorey and...
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    ...and then who will we sneer at? (Answer:...

    ...and then who will we sneer at?

    (Answer: people who like the wrong kind of prog, just like now. But there will be more of them. Win!)
  4. Thread: CD Rot

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    I have a few thousand. The only one that has...

    I have a few thousand. The only one that has deteriorated, that I know of, is a Robert Cray CD I bought in the late eighties.
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    I'm sorry my cheap jibe brought you down. It was...

    I'm sorry my cheap jibe brought you down. It was a pointless remark to make :oops. His singing isn't my cuppa, but of course it's all subjective. A fine musician, though.
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    I feel he would have been a better singer in the...

    I feel he would have been a better singer in the medium of mime.
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    I don't either, but I sometimes think of them as...

    I don't either, but I sometimes think of them as Thelonious Monk's prog band.
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    I have Jord and liked it pretty well. Just...

    I have Jord and liked it pretty well. Just listened to this new one and I feel it might grow in me.

    Right, now to get back to that 48-hour loop of a Belgian Maoist throwing a bucket of spark plugs...
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    Your dirty little sympho-lympho secret is out...

    Your dirty little sympho-lympho secret is out now, chaps. The mask slipped!
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    Don't have this - clearly an error. Pretty...

    Don't have this - clearly an error.

    Pretty much anything with Mariano on it is worth hearing I find. Great player. I always remember the description in the old Penguin jazz guide of his soloing...
  11. Good read here: ...

    Good read here:

    https://thequietus.com/articles/26463-gong-interview-dave-sturt-kavus-torabi
  12. Intriguing, though I don't think jewel cases in...

    Intriguing, though I don't think jewel cases in an open-backed box was a good way to go. At all.

    I'm also a bit bewildered by the inclusion of a 2CD 'best of' compilation which is presumably...
  13. ^ Another great - and encyclopaedic - review....

    ^ Another great - and encyclopaedic - review. Thanks John!
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    I have the Paisley Press bootleg CD (a needle...

    I have the Paisley Press bootleg CD (a needle drop, natch) which as far as I can tell is the complete album. Sounds decent enough for what it is. Highly rate the album. I like it better than Artcane...
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    Because this world is an evil place. While...

    Because this world is an evil place.

    While we're on Dur et Doux bands, Ultra Zook deserve our attention. They are fantastic fun.


    https://youtu.be/E9rI9GLahJc
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    The Hungarian band? I had no idea they were still...

    The Hungarian band? I had no idea they were still going.

    The link doesn't work for me either :(
  17. A beautiful and compelling album. My favourite of...

    A beautiful and compelling album. My favourite of theirs that I own, though I haven't heard everything they did.
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    It's a great one, isn't it? I expect you already...

    It's a great one, isn't it? I expect you already have it, but if not Platypus, the second album by predecessor band Sotos, is also a must.

    RIP Yan. Such a tragic loss.
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    I believe it is the same, he has just decided to...

    I believe it is the same, he has just decided to consider it a Prefab Sprout album for purposes of the reissue.

    Recently read a piece about McAloon which suggested he has around 40 albums worth of...
  20. Thread: Magma Zess

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    With two copies of the LP, two decks and your DJ...

    With two copies of the LP, two decks and your DJ mixing skills it doesn't have to be.

    Personally I'll just be getting the CD though.
  21. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Wonderful to watch people doing something they...

    Wonderful to watch people doing something they completely believe in. I couldn't be much more excited about the album. It's going to be magnificent.
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    Looked at this thread again, bought another CD....

    Looked at this thread again, bought another CD. Blue Cranes this time. Thanks Ian :mad
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    Yeah, it looks like they are going back to the...

    Yeah, it looks like they are going back to the classic art this time with Bennie in the middle of the lotus petals.
  24. I admire Fripp as a musician and composer. I...

    I admire Fripp as a musician and composer. I admire the way he fought to regain control of his music and how he operates his business autonomously and on a basis that's fair to the participants. I...
  25. Now yer talkin'! But only if they can get...

    Now yer talkin'!

    But only if they can get Earl Dumler back to reprise his contrabass sarrusophone parts.
  26. Yeah, I got about half way through that wall of...

    Yeah, I got about half way through that wall of pseudo-intellectual guff before giving up in sheer bemusement.
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    ECM are finally giving this a CD reissue, coming...

    ECM are finally giving this a CD reissue, coming out mid-May. Not before time!
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    ^ ^^ ^^^ For the curious: ...

    ^ ^^ ^^^ For the curious:


    https://youtu.be/xrTvC_fgh7E
  29. Suspense is killing me.

    Suspense is killing me.
  30. Things happen. You gave a good description of the...

    Things happen. You gave a good description of the audio quality, this matters a lot more to anyone reading than the tape source. So no need to stay under the bed IMO (unless you like it there...).
  31. Wonderful review, thanks John. I'm really itching...

    Wonderful review, thanks John. I'm really itching for my copy to arrive now.

    Bloody shame about the tape running out, though.
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    Not pleasant to have to kick people out, I...

    Not pleasant to have to kick people out, I imagine. But I think it was the right decision.
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    I was just listening to this: ...

    I was just listening to this:


    https://youtu.be/2opcUSgQ6jY

    I don't normally associate Eberhard Weber with cranking out a monstrous groove on electric bass, but just listen to him here!...
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    Ah yes, The Friday Rock Show with Tommy “The...

    Ah yes, The Friday Rock Show with Tommy “The Larynx On Legs” Vance. My first introduction to so many great bands, along with his Thursday night slot Into The Music (the VDGG version of Theme One was...
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    Akira Sotoyama is real. Everything else is fake.

    Akira Sotoyama is real. Everything else is fake.
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    Personally I find Fripp's pronouncements about...

    Personally I find Fripp's pronouncements about King Crimson as a mysterious entity that somehow has an existence apart from the various bands that have had the name to be more than a bit overdone.
    ...
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    Posts by wideopenears talking about Brand X in...

    Posts by wideopenears talking about Brand X in this thread: 0

    :p
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    https://youtu.be/F9OZZxvPG5g Funk avoidance is...

    https://youtu.be/F9OZZxvPG5g

    Funk avoidance is futile, sucka.
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    I actually felt it was time to delve into my REO...

    I actually felt it was time to delve into my REO Speedwagon collection. For that deep healing only they can bring.

    All was one and one was all for all in all? And he was wearing that mauve satin...
  40. It was the first Roxy album I got aged 14 and I...

    It was the first Roxy album I got aged 14 and I played it to death and was obsessed with it. I think I wore the tape out in the end. It allowed me to enter a world where I was no longer a spotty nerd...
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    I think we all know that exposing a tiny foetus...

    I think we all know that exposing a tiny foetus to FL live would cause it to grow up into a monstrous World-destroying behemoth. I mean I can think of worse career paths (Tory MP for instance) but...
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    One Live Weasel...could be just enough of a Yes...

    One Live Weasel...could be just enough of a Yes connection.
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    Thanks for the kind thoughts, gents :beer:ipa ...

    Thanks for the kind thoughts, gents :beer:ipa

    Clearly this thread isn't just the place for talking avant prog, but also for great relationship advice ��. I'll let you know if I'm still married on...
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    We found out that my wife is pregnant yesterday...

    We found out that my wife is pregnant yesterday (a good thing, we wanted this). I think going out tomorrow night by myself and getting home drunk at 2am might be bad politics ;)
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    AND NOW I CAN'T DAMN WELL GO TO IT! If anyone...

    AND NOW I CAN'T DAMN WELL GO TO IT!

    If anyone wants two free tickets to see Flying Luttenbachers this Friday night, 5th April, in Hackney then PM me. Tickets are in email form and can easily be...
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    Results of applying the Tzara / Burroughs...

    Results of applying the Tzara / Burroughs “cut-up” technique to a pile of Hallmark greetings cards?

    Who says Jon isn't in the avant-garde!
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    Every time I look at this thread I buy a CD. On...

    Every time I look at this thread I buy a CD. On this occasion the Krakatoa.

    I am bad at lists, but it might be fun to try and think of mine.
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    Not all of my personalities like each other.

    Not all of my personalities like each other.
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    Everybody had the thought but it takes a special...

    Everybody had the thought but it takes a special kind of asshole to actually say it.
  50. This has just got a legit reissue on CD.

    This has just got a legit reissue on CD.
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    Jon could still make me happy. But he'd have to...

    Jon could still make me happy. But he'd have to whip his false teeth out first.
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    Well, I'm pretty sure she's got more rights to it...

    Well, I'm pretty sure she's got more rights to it than “Tachika”.

    I will be getting this. It's also on the UK Amazon site for those on this side of the pond.
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    Here's something a little unexpected - new...

    Here's something a little unexpected - new Wakhevitch album!

    https://transversales.bandcamp.com/album/kshatrya-the-eye-of-the-bird

    For a certain value of 'new' - recorded at the commune in...
  54. Hmmm... Anderson: French toast with Nutella...

    Hmmm...

    Anderson: French toast with Nutella and whipped cream.

    Rabin: poppyseed rye with Marmite.

    Wakeman: sliced white loaf toasted under the grill with a hangover, topped with the...
  55. Puts me in mind of the famous Mark E. Smith...

    Puts me in mind of the famous Mark E. Smith quote: "If it's me and yer granny on bongos, it's The Fall."

    Hmmm, I bet it's not every Yes thread that Mark gets a name check in...
  56. Some say ARW are toast but I don’t agree with...

    Some say ARW are toast but I don’t agree with that. To me they are more like a pop tart.
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    I’ve more than once given a CD to the local...

    I’ve more than once given a CD to the local charity shop and ended up buying another copy later (or finding that I can’t because it has gone OOP). One should be careful about divestments.
  58. It's not bad, but I’m holding out for Steven...

    It's not bad, but I’m holding out for Steven Wilson to remix it before I invest.
  59. Whether it's politics, religion or the ultimately...

    Whether it's politics, religion or the ultimately far more important question of audio formats, it's always the zealots who know the one true way, and to whom all who differ are vile infidels, that...
  60. It's a valid point. When I first got into music...

    It's a valid point. When I first got into music as a kid I had a cheap, crappy, mono transistor radio with a tinny three-inch speaker. It sounded like shit, but it gave me access to a world of magic....
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