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    No, it's just an unfortunate decision....

    No, it's just an unfortunate decision. Notwithstanding the format this box is loaded with pure gems and it would be a real pity to miss them for such minor practical/cosmetic details. It's the music...
  2. Sticky: Unfortunately Mike Batt (a very talented...

    Unfortunately Mike Batt (a very talented composer/producer/musician/conductor) never received the recognition he deserved in the prog world (he's not even listed on progarchives). Maybe because he is...
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    Protein is very Canterburyesque (both...

    Protein is very Canterburyesque (both conceptually and musically) and highly recommended. Never heard the follow-up (was there any ?)
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    If you're not familiar with Caravan this box...

    If you're not familiar with Caravan this box includes their best work and everything you'll ever need from this band (but their very 1st which is not included in this set). Cunning Stunts was the...
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    Another nice one I just found, from Lesueur...

    Another nice one I just found, from Lesueur (Pilote, circa 1973):

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    And don't miss their last one: Mr.Mick is a ...

    And don't miss their last one: Mr.Mick is a concept-album with some excellent moments but you should try to get the complete (untruncated) version (Angel Air re-issue). But (IMO) none of these...
  7. Thread: CD Rot

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    My collection is over 2000+ CD's and only a dozen...

    My collection is over 2000+ CD's and only a dozen became defective. ALL were manufactured in Italy by OPTI.ME.S and sold under various labels. They slowly changed color, turning from silver to gold...
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    No facetious intentions at all , and I didn't...

    No facetious intentions at all , and I didn't meant it alphabetically of course. And (seriously) I rate An Electric Storm at the same level (or maybe higher) than the two aforementioned albums.
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    One of the most underrated and innovative albums...

    One of the most underrated and innovative albums ever, to be filed between Sgt.Pepper and Pet Sounds. Very few people know that Vorhaus (along with Delia Derbyshire) was an electronic music pioneer...
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    Cool... anyone knows when and where this will be...

    Cool... anyone knows when and where this will be available ? Nothing mentioned on the Eroc/Grobschnitt websites and not listed in the SilverMint Series either, which is mostly (only ?) about...
  11. The distributor (Zamusica) is located in Italy...

    The distributor (Zamusica) is located in Italy (Europe). You can order directly from them.
  12. This is because they HAD to use a too small box...

    This is because they HAD to use a too small box and there was not enough space remaining to include the two extra CD's. Or then they HAD to leave out the (essential) badge to make room for the CD's ?...
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    Very nice that the Vevey concert DVD is now...

    Very nice that the Vevey concert DVD is now issued separately at a very affordable price, so far it was only available as a part of the boxset. Just ordered.
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    Listened to it on YT twice and it's already on my...

    Listened to it on YT twice and it's already on my 2019 top prog albums list. Sounds like Glasshammer on steroids. Ordered.
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    And the latest (just out) from IZZ "Don't Panic"...

    And the latest (just out) from IZZ "Don't Panic" should be added to this (already long) list:


    https://youtu.be/lbVJIlffxwk
  16. Interesting way to see it, and I think you're...

    Interesting way to see it, and I think you're right. FZ was the master (Creator ?) of xenochrony and used this process many times, creating new songs by mixing/pasting various live segments from...
  17. Mmmmm.... very nice but not a single word about...

    Mmmmm.... very nice but not a single word about the (announced) "Special Guests". And the report/pictures of the "hologram" matches my description a few posts above. Not the strongest point of the...
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    Well... for the last 40 years or so TD was mainly...

    Well... for the last 40 years or so TD was mainly Edgar Froese and some extra collaborators he selected (and very often fired) according to his will, therefore it would be very difficult to determine...
  19. Because it'just that (a projection on a screen)...

    Because it'just that (a projection on a screen) and NOT a real hologram.

    It should be mentioned that the techniques used in these "holographic" stage representations (Dio, Gorillaz, FZ and...
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    Many interesting unreleased stuff in this...

    Many interesting unreleased stuff in this collection, but since it goes up to Force Majeure I would have loved to get a concert from the 1978 (Cyclone) tour with S.Jolliffe and K.Krüger (Krieger ?)....
  21. From genesis-news: Rated PG is released as a...

    From genesis-news:

    Rated PG is released as a picture disc on Record Store Day in a limited edition of 5,000 copies. As it is a picture disc, it may be more interesting as a collector’s item than...
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    There are a few Triumvirat covers on YT but this...

    There are a few Triumvirat covers on YT but this one is really excellent and must be watched:


    https://youtu.be/yXNkMYWmXxI?list=FLgnV5z38n_oz8nYg4JNkXhw
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    Not only the footage and venue, this band...

    Not only the footage and venue, this band performance is simply not good and never come close to the original A.R which was a keyboard driven energetic band led by the excentric (but very talented)...
  24. Anticipating this issue I just bought it a few...

    Anticipating this issue I just bought it a few days ago from an UK (GB) EBay seller who had 7 pieces in stock (5 currently remaining at the date of writing) but since there was no pictures in the...
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    it won't be easy to find but I'm 100% confident...

    it won't be easy to find but I'm 100% confident having read in more than one (press) interviews Mark Hollis stating he didn't liked the synthetic sound of his early recordings and hated (yes,...
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    You should absolutely give a second try to Spirit...

    You should absolutely give a second try to Spirit of Eden, a truly wonderful and unique record. Somewhat closer to Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom and (very) far removed from the easy going 80ies...
  27. Excellent quality video, but not the best preview...

    Excellent quality video, but not the best preview for me: why did they selected this cheesy/mellow song ? There were much better material available in the setlist. And I too prefer Andy's singing,...
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    I have nothing against (good) minimalist music...

    I have nothing against (good) minimalist music and actually enjoy it at lot . But this is neither good, nor minimalist.
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    ... but maybe we should expect a little more than...

    ... but maybe we should expect a little more than good background/napping music from the Master. Soft easy going new age stuff and unoriginal sound. (the overused acoustic piano tracked with highly...
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    Great news ! Are both Nocenzi brothers involved...

    Great news ! Are both Nocenzi brothers involved in this project ?

    I wish It will be a fully instrumental album... never was a big fan of Francesco's singing/voice.
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    FYI, I started a similar thread some time ago...

    FYI, I started a similar thread some time ago (2015) and had many interesting reactions:
    ...
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    Vous voulez une tasse de thé ? (en français dans...

    Vous voulez une tasse de thé ? (en français dans le texte)
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    I've seen them both many times and KC would be...

    I've seen them both many times and KC would be my first choice without any hesitations. I can't see Fripp still touring for many years and his current band line-up is one of the best KC...
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    ... that's very likely because Vangelis was too...

    ... that's very likely because Vangelis was too busy working on the upcoming YES record.
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    Yes, I feel a little bit confused too now... I...

    Yes, I feel a little bit confused too now... I was strongly interested by the RG Trilogy Set but if there will be a Searching For The Spark style Gong giga box following later I'll need to postpone...
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    Same Disco feel but the strings section...

    Same Disco feel but the strings section arrangements are much better in CAN because both Irmin Schmidt and Holger Czukay were classically trained musicians.


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    A ruined career...

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    If you listen carefully to the drumming in this...

    If you listen carefully to the drumming in this (seemingly) simple short song you'll start to understand why Jaki Liebezeit should be considered amongst the greatest and most innovative drummers...
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    They did, and named it "Future Days". And they...

    They did, and named it "Future Days". And they also used the most trendy recording gear and instruments from the future (now): analog tape recorders , primitive Farfisa organs and tube amps.
    Go...
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    If you love Halleluwah you should also check...

    If you love Halleluwah you should also check Mother Sky from their Soundtracks album:


    https://youtu.be/VDBpZdQNp9E

    Or this incredible live TV version of the same song (look at the scared...
  40. One of my favorite instrumental bands teamed up...

    One of my favorite instrumental bands teamed up with my favorite singer/songwriter means unconditional autobuy. And BTW the above clip is awesome, showing PH in great shape. Excellent news ! thank...
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    I can't reply in Mo's name but it's hard to...

    I can't reply in Mo's name but it's hard to imagine anything else than Nektar (or "Old Nektar" ?)
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    Beggar's Opera : MacArhur Park (Richard Harris)...

    Beggar's Opera : MacArhur Park (Richard Harris)
    Vanilla Fudge : You Keep Me Hangin' On (Supremes) and Season of the Witch (Donovan)
    Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger: Season of the Witch (Donovan)...
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    I have both Schickert's records and they are...

    I have both Schickert's records and they are great. Autobuy for me, but went on BB's website and didn't found any release date, except for the above description.
  44. The BIG BOX SET announcement/updates thread

    Being tired of regulary scrolling through pages and pages of threads monitoring updates about the status of some (long awaited but not yet materialized) Box Sets and Limited Deluxe Editions I thought...
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    And this is just where the problem lies: most of...

    And this is just where the problem lies: most of the best classic Magma studio recordings from the 70ies suffer from poor production/recording. My favorite (and usually highly rated) , MDK is a ...
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    I don't either... following this thread I pulled...

    I don't either... following this thread I pulled off Piktors... and Adonis from my collection to give them a new fresh listen. Nice and pleasant light soft-prog but nothing groundbreaking. Similar to...
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    Yes, definitely annoying... I just had to order his 4 Decades Live B-R DVD from Japan, the only country where it is distributed. Either EJ underestimate the potential market for his productions or...
  48. Only his very first one (Sonanze) has some Berlin...

    Only his very first one (Sonanze) has some Berlin Style connections but don't expect a K.Schulze or TD clone (actually it's much better). The record was then published on the well-know german Cosmic...
  49. There are many younger (3rd) generation musicians...

    There are many younger (3rd) generation musicians perpetuating the Berlin School EM style with various success but this one is amongst the best ones. OK, Frank Doritkke (also playing Under th FD...
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    Perfectly said, and this should put an end to the...

    Perfectly said, and this should put an end to the Vinyl vs CD debate (but I'm afraid it won't).
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    And I can add more bad news to this: Starting...

    And I can add more bad news to this:

    Starting from the late 70ies/early 80ies DIGITAL delay lines placed between the (analog) signal source and cutting head were commonly used in the disc cutting...
  52. Too many I can't remember right now, but here are...

    Too many I can't remember right now, but here are a few not mentioned yet:

    Belgium: AGE, Pillion, Walter Christian Rothe

    Italy: Baffo Banfi , Francesco Buccheri, Antonio Sangiuliano, Roberto...
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    Fantastic news ! Steve back on the road again...

    Fantastic news ! Steve back on the road again playing his old material is a dream come true.

    Some more exciting news in the announcement below:


    The Steve Hillage Band are to play their...
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    I know nearly nothing about Gerard but have a CD...

    I know nearly nothing about Gerard but have a CD called Keyboards Triangle ( a Keyboards Trio Tribute) which is split between half Gerard and half Ars Nova. Just listened to it and if you don't look...
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    These few words perfectly summarize what I've...

    These few words perfectly summarize what I've seen/heard.

    I hope that in other (extra musical) domains they are more involved and less "robotic without any internal fire" !
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    It looks that the original cover "art" for their...

    It looks that the original cover "art" for their Android Domina record was too sexually explicit and has to be changed for the Japanese market.
    Later some male musicians joined the band and it was...
  57. I'm a big Tron fan (and own one) but never heard...

    I'm a big Tron fan (and own one) but never heard about a 100% instrumental FULL ALBUM using ONLY the Tron as a sole instrument. Very likely some musician had this same idea and did it privately but...
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    Same for me. Usually I have no issues with bands...

    Same for me. Usually I have no issues with bands remaining active after the death of their founding members, including Gong or Tangerine Dream where no original members are involved in the current...
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    Good to know that Ian Boddy is still (very)...

    Good to know that Ian Boddy is still (very) active. He's one of the oldest (and best) electronic musicians perpetuating the old (post)"Berlin School" style, but not only.
    Didn't heard about the DIN...
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    Another good exemple of the opposite scheme:...

    Another good exemple of the opposite scheme: formerly pop artists drifting towards experimental/ambiant/prog territory. Jansen, Barbieri and David Sylvian all followed this path (and never went...
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