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    Minor update from a while ago...thanks to a big...

    Minor update from a while ago...thanks to a big ol' assist from one of the guys who helped reverse engineer the Elka Synthex into the Xerxes synth, I've got a fully working Xerxes again :) In less...
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    Yeah...they're great.

    Yeah...they're great.
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    Exactly one month out from 2nd dose. Feel...

    Exactly one month out from 2nd dose. Feel nothing, just fine. Just as has been the case with every vaccine I've received in my lifetime.
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    Target, Walmart and Best Buy aren't in any way...

    Target, Walmart and Best Buy aren't in any way competition for indie shops. I see the product they carry...it's the most tip-top edge of popular music. And more than once I've found supposed RSD...
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    What big box stores? It's all just indies now. ...

    What big box stores? It's all just indies now. And 99% of what I see for RSD looks likes overpriced repeats of titles most fans already own. Oh good, another 180 gram reissue of some 90's album...
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    :up

    :up
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    Hmmmmm...looks like prices these days float...

    Hmmmmm...looks like prices these days float around $600-800 for a decent condition JX-8P. If he's a great buddy and it's in excellent shape...$300-$350 maybe?

    Also, not to compound the expense...
  8. https://redshift2.bandcamp.com/album/ether My...

    https://redshift2.bandcamp.com/album/ether

    My very very good guess is that there isn't enough demand to warrant repressing these albums on physical media, but it doesn't appear like he's NOT...
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    :up
  10. Losing Steve has been quite the curveball, still...

    Losing Steve has been quite the curveball, still kind of processing it.

    I'd like to at least say though, whatever your personal beliefs may be, I'd like to think that Geezer is out there...
  11. RIP Steve :(

    RIP Steve :(
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    All the best thoughts, love and hopes for all of...

    All the best thoughts, love and hopes for all of you.
  13. This Friday is not a Bandcamp Friday, no. ...

    This Friday is not a Bandcamp Friday, no.

    https://celebrityaccess.com/2021/06/01/new-bandcamp-fridays-and-juneteenth-fundraiser-announced/
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    This is awful and terrible and unjust and I just...

    This is awful and terrible and unjust and I just really really wish these two men would get past their silly personal squabbles so they can properly reunite as Pink Floyd with Nick Mason and go on a...
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    FWIW I'm in the "Ghost Reveries was the pinnacle"...

    FWIW I'm in the "Ghost Reveries was the pinnacle" camp, although I like stuff going back to Still Life. And the title track from Deliverance is probably one of my top Opeth tracks period.
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    This is a band I'd love to see dropped into the...

    This is a band I'd love to see dropped into the mix @ Big Ears :up
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    Got my ticket for BTBAM in August :horns Dead...

    Got my ticket for BTBAM in August :horns
    Dead Can Dance is sometime in October, if they show, I'll show :up

    Haven't yet pulled the trigger on the Deftones/Gojira/Poppy show but I likely will (in...
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    Congratulations!!! It's a beauty.

    Congratulations!!! It's a beauty.
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    Ho boy... ...

    Ho boy...

    https://www.gearnews.com/black-corporation-ise-nin-is-that-a-jupiter-8/
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    It's called having no other life :lol

    It's called having no other life :lol
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    I dig. Might try to catch them in DC next April...

    I dig. Might try to catch them in DC next April :horns
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    Oh yeah, I got the Hydrasynth when it was first...

    Oh yeah, I got the Hydrasynth when it was first released. An actual new keyboard with polyAT, a ribbon and more? And for less than $1500? That was an absurdly easy purchase ;) And then they...
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    Much thanks for the update and still thinking of...

    Much thanks for the update and still thinking of us even when things must feel incredibly turbulent.

    We're all here for you too if/when you need the support :up

    And kindly tell Steve that we...
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    I think it might be THE most versatile keyboard...

    I think it might be THE most versatile keyboard synth on the market right now, and the ONLY traditional synth with an actual keybed capable of polyphonic aftertouch. The desktop is also amazing even...
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    Holy cow, I'm embarrassed to admit I didn't even...

    Holy cow, I'm embarrassed to admit I didn't even think that it might be Pita! So cool if so...I saw PR with KTL about two years ago for a blisteringly awesome set at Big Ears that included "solo"...
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    Hey, apologies for dropping this here, where it's...

    Hey, apologies for dropping this here, where it's admittedly mildly-off-center-of-topic...but it might be of interest to this particular gang :up

    https://boomkat.com/products/klein-rot
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    +1 Been using custom plugs since the early...

    +1

    Been using custom plugs since the early 90's and they're wonderful, essential companions for damned near every show I see.
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    I should try and see if the old thread I started...

    I should try and see if the old thread I started about the Harvest Aorta "Choke On It" deluxe edition boxset is still archived on PE somewhere :lol

    Lovely little song, Richard! As always, of...
  29. Also the correct description of my last 14 months...

    Also the correct description of my last 14 months :up

    Very cool. Caught him at Big Ears.
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    They certainly put a smile on my face this...

    They certainly put a smile on my face this morning :) Thanks for sharing Bob!
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    All that and you STILL will have spent less than...

    All that and you STILL will have spent less than a single Genesis ticket :horns:lol:horns

    IS Poppy still opening with Deftones + Gojira? If so, I might risk that one too. Kind of scary but she'd...
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    Yeah...there are actually a number of bands that...

    Yeah...there are actually a number of bands that fall into my personal "live I can't miss/albums are so-so" bucket :)

    The one I'm currently debating is an early August show @ the Black Cat: ...
  33. MANDY!! Love that weird honking soundtrack as...

    MANDY!! Love that weird honking soundtrack as much as I love that weird honking movie.
  34. A mix of preorders, new stuff, plus some existing...

    A mix of preorders, new stuff, plus some existing preorders that happened to release this AM:

    James Bernard - Matrices
    Chelidon Frame / Suseti - Kuiper Belt
    Fossil Aerosol Mining Project -...
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    Gojira is a band I will always see live when I...

    Gojira is a band I will always see live when I can, but I'm usually OK to wait a bit on the albums ;)

    The band and I have been debating an August date with the Def Tones at Anthem in DC...in truth...
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    ^^ this. Ticketmaster's "Dynamic Pricing"...

    ^^ this.

    Ticketmaster's "Dynamic Pricing" algorithm probably also adds to this, as FOMO would tend to push "die hard" fans to get their tickets as quickly as possible, which is also when the...
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    Wow! I love the album. I don't think I "$50...

    Wow!

    I love the album. I don't think I "$50 is a bargain, where do I put my credit card?!?" love it though!! :lol

    Glad you could find it at a more reasonable price point! I hope you enjoy :up
  38. Very cool...big fan of the Valhalla products. I...

    Very cool...big fan of the Valhalla products. I use Shimmer extensively, but also have Freq Echo, Supermassive and Vintage Verb (possibly another one that's slipping my mind at the moment). ...
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    Ahhh...I've started my life transition from...

    Ahhh...I've started my life transition from physical to digital and I hadn't even noticed the bundling detail. Too bad, it IS a really lovely album...but I imagine the bundle will prevent at least...
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    Yeah...very long article but a really enjoyable...

    Yeah...very long article but a really enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing, dude :)
  41. My pleasure! I am actually listening to Rapoon's...

    My pleasure! I am actually listening to Rapoon's "The Fires of the Borderlands" this morning so this was an excellent companion piece :) :up

    Which plugins are you using, if you don't mind my...
  42. No harshness here, I think it's lovely stuff :)

    No harshness here, I think it's lovely stuff :)
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    Oh the upside, no one will need to worry about an...

    Oh the upside, no one will need to worry about an obstructed view with all those bots scoring the best/majority of the seats :up
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    Yep, yep, and a bit more yep as well :up It'd...

    Yep, yep, and a bit more yep as well :up

    It'd be great if it works, but there are still a lot of moving pieces behind the scenes.
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    Dude looks like he's trying to form a cult, but...

    Dude looks like he's trying to form a cult, but it's kind of cool/clever/quirky early synth stuff :):up

    It got me trainspotting the possible gear used, so that's always a win too!
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    I think early trio tracks are more likely to make...

    I think early trio tracks are more likely to make it into the setlist: Dutchess, Keep it Dark, Many too Many, stuff like that. Blood on the Rooftops, maybe since PC had a hand in the writing.

    I...
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    Damn. Very sad to hear this. Enjoyed working...

    Damn. Very sad to hear this. Enjoyed working with him a few years ago for a one-off gig. RIP Phil.
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    It sure looked like him, didn't it?

    It sure looked like him, didn't it?
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    NEIN NUMB WAS REY'S FATHER OMG TOO SOON

    NEIN NUMB WAS REY'S FATHER OMG TOO SOON
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    Cool, I will check on it, thanks!

    Cool, I will check on it, thanks!
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    Oh yeah, another score that would probably be on...

    Oh yeah, another score that would probably be on my desert island selection would be the score to the remake of Solaris (2002) by Cliff Martinez. Haunting and beautiful in all the right/best ways to...
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    I can't watch that gif and not hear "SCHWING!!"...

    I can't watch that gif and not hear "SCHWING!!" in my mind when that "deadly" blade pops out
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    There was a thread earlier this month on the main...

    There was a thread earlier this month on the main board; a few folks were definitely sad to hear of her passing.

    I have Novus and like it, although my own personal favorite track of hers was the...
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    Respectfully, I would disagree. A piece like Sea...

    Respectfully, I would disagree. A piece like Sea Wall not only managed to elevate the climax of the film, but is pretty grand listening all on it's own too. IMHO of course :)

    ...
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    I haven't, no...all I have is the Orange Mountain...

    I haven't, no...all I have is the Orange Mountain Music edition on CD :up
  56. In truth, all the PII that was compromised is...

    In truth, all the PII that was compromised is already out there. Passwords and payment details weren't among the compromised data. But other aggregator services who rely strictly on Google-able...
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    I might actually be as excited to hear Zimmer's...

    I might actually be as excited to hear Zimmer's score for "Dune" as I am for the movie itself.

    One minor note on "Blade Runner 2049"...I love it, but it's also worth noting that Zimmer was only...
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    Loved her score for Chernobyl as much as I loved...

    Loved her score for Chernobyl as much as I loved the series (lots). Anything Ben Frost touches turns to musical gold to me as well (more recently, he did Dark and Raised by Wolves, also did...
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    Eric sighting on PE!! :horns Very cool about...

    Eric sighting on PE!! :horns

    Very cool about the video. I can't say I had a similar experience myself (after watching the video), but I've certainly gone through that with other...
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    Yeah, we all remember hearing Invisible Touch for...

    Yeah, we all remember hearing Invisible Touch for the first time :down

    I've had terrible reactions to the flu shot some years, but I've also had the full flown flu without getting a flu shot. ...
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