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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!!
  7. 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...
  9. 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...
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    :)
  11. 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
  14. ...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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    :( Very sorry to hear. RIP.

    :( Very sorry to hear. RIP.
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    Yum...my personal fave from Devoto :) And oh...

    Yum...my personal fave from Devoto :)

    And oh yeah...it was so very awesome to see them at Progday again. I don't want to disparage Fabrizio because he was damned cool and his work with them was...
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    No apology needed, really...but thank you...

    No apology needed, really...but thank you nonetheless. Very appreciated :)
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    Yeah, I knew about Dessner's involvement,...

    Yeah, I knew about Dessner's involvement, although for me personally it wasn't much of a lure (I have "High Violet" and like it but it's not anything that I return to often either). Oh, and I...
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    I bought your album. You won't see it come...

    I bought your album. You won't see it come through your Bandcamp sales because I bought it from Wayside shortly after it was available. That way I both supported another artist AND a label/distro I...
  21. Got myself distracted with "shook" things in...

    Got myself distracted with "shook" things in another thread...but I actually did put this on yesterday for a listen, as it was honestly an RPI band/title that was unfamiliar to me. I liked it, it...
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    Just for saying: Many of these comments are...

    Just for saying:

    Many of these comments are coming from "mah peeps," if you will. These are friends both here and sometimes even IRL, folks with whom ribbing is in good fun and honestly...
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    I haven't, no...but I'm sure they're both...

    I haven't, no...but I'm sure they're both exceptional based on how impressed I was with their prior works :up

    Didn't expect anyone to actually pay attention to my list at all, to be 100%...
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    The Oranssi is absolutely brilliant; to my ears...

    The Oranssi is absolutely brilliant; to my ears it's less a metal album than a psychedelic progressive fusion that incorporates elements of metal along with electronica, folk, space rock and whatever...
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    :lol:lol:lol I need a friggin spicy chicken...

    :lol:lol:lol

    I need a friggin spicy chicken wrap from that Falafel joint in downtown Knoxville!!!
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    Good thing I decided against putting Madvillainy...

    Good thing I decided against putting Madvillainy on there as a special/honorable mention...

    Oh well. Maybe next year I'll go through the lists of others and let them know what sounded like nails...
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    Oh yay!! I'm glad you liked that one...it's...

    Oh yay!! I'm glad you liked that one...it's lovely :)
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    SPEAK UP PLEASE :lol Believe it or not,...

    SPEAK UP PLEASE

    :lol

    Believe it or not, that wasn't the loudest I'd seen them. Might actually be the 3rd loudest show. The Howard in DC would be the 2nd, and the clear winner by a WIDE margin...
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    Also...probably not necessary to say Duncan but...

    Also...probably not necessary to say Duncan but good god DAMN you need to hear the Oranssi Pazuzu if you haven't already. Shockingly good stuff.
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    FWIW I also tried the new Fiona Apple and while I...

    FWIW I also tried the new Fiona Apple and while I appreciated what she was doing and it was certainly clever...it simply didn't connect with me.
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    This was the song I found on YT that first drew...

    This was the song I found on YT that first drew my attention to the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUnDkI7l9LQ

    Ambience and texture is my catnip, and this song just struck the right...
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    :rofl As for the world-shooking horror of a...

    :rofl

    As for the world-shooking horror of a prog keyboardist openly enjoying a Taylor Swift album? Hey...good is good. There are moments on "folklore" that remind me of Tori Amos at her most...
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    Don't you mean Ray Wilson? :lol

    Don't you mean Ray Wilson?




    :lol
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    It's true!!! I totally went and disregarded the...

    It's true!!! I totally went and disregarded the latest Transtesticle, Wilson's reminder that he hates his own fans, and even Steve Hackett's latest release that no one will listen to more than once...
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    I love that all our lists have so little overlap....

    I love that all our lists have so little overlap. It kind of shows just how much awesome music is out there.
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    If Snow Palms isn't the one you've already got...

    If Snow Palms isn't the one you've already got Ian, you might consider giving that a go. It's pretty lovely, IMHO.

    As for the weird list...eh, I like what I like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and I am REALLY happy...
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    Oh yeah...if you didn't have most of those albums...

    Oh yeah...if you didn't have most of those albums then the Retrospectives are a total joy :up :up

    His estate has indicated there aren't plans for further Retrospective compilations, but hopefully...
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    I didn't go for the JJ retrospective box because...

    I didn't go for the JJ retrospective box because I had most of the albums already, but I am really hoping for a continued dip into his vault. There are things like his Drone Mass that I would kill...
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    My "best of 2020" shout into the void, first few...

    My "best of 2020" shout into the void, first few in order but the rest just however I collected them:

    The Midnight - Monsters
    Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi
    Yamaneko - Spa Commissions Vol. 2...
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    Whew...was having a minor mental "divide by zero"...

    Whew...was having a minor mental "divide by zero" moment where I thought "wait, I thought Bel Canto was Jenssen / Drecker, and now Comelade too?!?"

    Clearly time for coffee #2... :up
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    I'll just say...thanks to some of her film...

    I'll just say...thanks to some of her film appearances and photoshoots, we can all take considerable comfort in knowing that Ms. Roberts probably had many kittens waiting to play with her in the...
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    Schrodinger's Obituary. Not to be grim but...

    Schrodinger's Obituary.

    Not to be grim but based on what little info there is, if she hasn't passed by now, it is imminent. So, I hope her passing was or will be peaceful and that she ultimately...
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    Oh christ, I totally forgot about Vidal. ...

    Oh christ, I totally forgot about Vidal. Yes...horrifying. And yes, Pan's Labyrinth is a stunning achievement.
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    RIP ...

    RIP

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ce/ff/65/ceff659db97c5a57ff4cd8dc31ef7675.jpg
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    You know...Lector's almost a borderline antihero...

    You know...Lector's almost a borderline antihero at times.
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    Oscar (Jason Sudeikis) from Colossal.

    Oscar (Jason Sudeikis) from Colossal.
  47. I wouldn't disagree with that :)

    I wouldn't disagree with that :)
  48. I think it would be Deus Ex Machina's "Da...

    I think it would be Deus Ex Machina's "Da Republica" for me. I think I read a review in Expose, got a copy from (I think) Laser's Edge when it was still newly-released. That was the album that...
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    Ah, I think this is what I was thinking of...from...

    Ah, I think this is what I was thinking of...from the Historic Edition, 'My Virtual Principles:'

    "It was planned to be used as soundtrack (probably for NEXT OF KIN), but wasn't."

    So, looks like...
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    I personally really like History of the...

    I personally really like History of the Visitation, but both albums with Kavus are quite good.
    ...
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    So much amazing music this year, but I think I...

    So much amazing music this year, but I think I have to put my vote for (changed to) "Monsters" by The Midnight.
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    ...yeah, but if your cassette copy also didn't...

    ...yeah, but if your cassette copy also didn't come from Columbia House as part of a "12 cassettes for just $0.01" deal, then ppffft, you're just a poser, dude...

    :horns:lol:horns
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    Wasn't the Next of Kin soundtrack on one of the...

    Wasn't the Next of Kin soundtrack on one of the Editions? Damn, now I need to go digging. Either way, very cool.
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    Went to RoSfest on/off over the years and became...

    Went to RoSfest on/off over the years and became a bit of a regular in the last 5-6 years prior to leaving PA. I met folks at RoSfest whom are now very close friends, and plenty of others who were...
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    My single favorite JJ track is from Starfire. ...

    My single favorite JJ track is from Starfire. Both times I saw them, this had me absolutely bouncing up and down. And they had the whole damned house at Big Ears bouncing.

    ...
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    Yep...bonkers movie, excellent score. If it ever...

    Yep...bonkers movie, excellent score. If it ever lands on Bandcamp I'd go for it.
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    Yep...that's the Electric Blue edition. There's...

    Yep...that's the Electric Blue edition. There's a little knob by the headphones control that cranks up the blue LEDs to max (in that picture they're essentially off). At the time it was easily the...
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    Ah, here we are. This is an older pic but you...

    Ah, here we are. This is an older pic but you get the idea:

    14673

    I agree with you about the touchpad, by the way. It's cool, but I find it's too small to really use for accurate pitch work. ...
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    Oooh, have I shown you my "hack" for my Voyager? ...

    Oooh, have I shown you my "hack" for my Voyager? If not I'll dig out a picture...basically, the Doepfer ribbon controller fits perfectly above the Voyager's keyboard (and can be attached using those...
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    I just picked up "Another Flower," his last with...

    I just picked up "Another Flower," his last with Guthrie, recorded in 2013 and just now released on Bandcamp. It's gorgeous, beautiful stuff.
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