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  1. Thread: Lee Pomeroy

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    Lee Pomeroy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvr_Qcf4NjM

    Why does he string his bass upside-down?
  2. Well, good luck with the channel. I appreciate...

    Well, good luck with the channel. I appreciate what you're trying to do. I suspect the lack of sales in the genre have less to do with proper marketing exposure, and more to do with a general lack...
  3. Send it to Scotch and Grey :)

    Send it to Scotch and Grey :)
  4. The icon needs to blink once in a while too....

    The icon needs to blink once in a while too. :roll Is the voice synthesized? Your profile says you're in the UK but the voice -- if that's your real voice -- has a heavy German accent. Perhaps,...
  5. I make enough money on Bandcamp...

    I make enough money on Bandcamp to buy an ice cream, once a year, or so.
  6. I don’t disagree. But most of the really creative...

    I don’t disagree. But most of the really creative EM I’ve heard lately has been on BandCamp, where sales are 1:1 to the composer.
  7. Ahem. EM, as with most other Ms, should be...

    Ahem. EM, as with most other Ms, should be produced for the fun of it, because it's something you want to hear, for your own edification. Doing it "for sales" or for "positive reviews" or for...
  8. Another article bemoaning the industry. Steve...

    Another article bemoaning the industry. Steve was right to get out when he did.
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/cd-vinyl-distribution-crisis-950327/
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJKhJ2n6zsc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJKhJ2n6zsc
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    No but it should be. Excellent recordings.

    No but it should be. Excellent recordings.
  11. About the same time he started composing on...

    About the same time he started composing on iPhone:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwSZN9czOhQ
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    Search for an earlier thread entitled, iirc,...

    Search for an earlier thread entitled, iirc, “Amorphous Jazz.”
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    Really don't mind if you sit this one out. ...

    Really don't mind if you sit this one out.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq8maSGkWmk
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    Obviously his reaction time was compromised.

    Obviously his reaction time was compromised.
  15. Stupid buyer, more likely. I mean, some of the...

    Stupid buyer, more likely. I mean, some of the other items are 100x their value too.
  16. Thread: Hoven Droven

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    More than HALF the reason for bringing them up...

    More than HALF the reason for bringing them up :wink
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    Nope. Not even Farrah Fawcett saves that flick.

    Nope. Not even Farrah Fawcett saves that flick.
  18. Top 30 Most Expensive Purchases on Discogs

    Some surprises!
    https://blog.discogs.com/en/top-30-most-expensive-items-sold-in-discogs-marketplace-for-december-2019/?utm_source=dashboard&utm_medium=dash&utm_campaign=Top_30_2020_02_04
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    Big fire threatens vinyl record manufacturing...

    Big fire threatens vinyl record manufacturing
    https://pitchfork.com/news/devastating-manufacturing-plant-fire-threatens-worldwide-vinyl-record-supply/
  20. Thread: Hoven Droven

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    BTW, I don't speak Swedish. What do their titles...

    BTW, I don't speak Swedish. What do their titles mean?
  21. Thread: Hoven Droven

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    I like bands that have a "manageable" catalog......

    I like bands that have a "manageable" catalog... :)
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    Heard of them, but never sampled. Listening...

    Heard of them, but never sampled. Listening quickly to samples online, I'm not impressed. They all seem like pretty lame instrumentals, without a lot of fire, or anything unusual. Almost a formula...
  23. Thread: Hoven Droven

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    I didn't before, but I will now. Excellent...

    I didn't before, but I will now. Excellent suggestion!!!
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    At least ONE of the "others" is Jimmy Herring,...

    At least ONE of the "others" is Jimmy Herring, whom I did not know. He's a freaking monster! How did I get to be this old and have missed him??? I have Col. Bruce Hampton's Aquarium Rescue Unit,...
  25. Thread: Hoven Droven

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    Hoven Droven

    Anybody know the current status of Hoven Droven?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSJmL1Fzq_4

    They seem to have gone kinda quiet since their 2017 EP:
    https://hovendroven.bandcamp.com/

    Their...
  26. Tika-boom! Try the veal, it’s fabulous. And...

    Tika-boom! Try the veal, it’s fabulous. And don’t forget, “tipping” is not a city in China.
  27. Thread: First Love

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    Expose yourself to this and see if it motivates...

    Expose yourself to this and see if it motivates you. I find it incredibly stimulating!
    https://jonkeliehor.bandcamp.com/
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    Guess he just couldn’t face another four years.

    Guess he just couldn’t face another four years.
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    Raiders in the Temple of Boom - fusion...

    Raiders in the Temple of Boom - fusion instrumental with some sound effects tapes
    Big D - fusion instrumental
    Exit - down-tempo instrumental with stirring finish
    Kashmir - soul vocal version of...
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    Most of his albums have several instrumental...

    Most of his albums have several instrumental tracks. I don't think any are totally instrumental.

    The Twennynine stuff appears to be the only 100% vocal stuff.
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    No, it doesn't work that way.

    No, it doesn't work that way.
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    Nah. I'd give you a full two dollar tip!

    Nah. I'd give you a full two dollar tip!
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    Lenny White's drum sound is no great shakes IMO,...

    Lenny White's drum sound is no great shakes IMO, but he's a solid performer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuBjPPft_Y4
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    Lenny White, Progressive Metal Icon?

    I've been exploring the recent works of White and have been surprised at the almost "progressive metal" sound of some of it. Are you hip?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5B8Mo_BZ8U
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    I'd give you $102 to NOT play it. Cool idea!

    I'd give you $102 to NOT play it.
    Cool idea!
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    In TEJAS!!! Who knew???

    In TEJAS!!! Who knew???
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    ^^Priceless!!!

    ^^Priceless!!!
  38. The transition from NOM Tangerine Dream (no...

    The transition from NOM Tangerine Dream (no original members) to “New TD” started with them finishing the rough sketches that Edgar Froese had left behind. Their second release is reinterpretations...
  39. You probably saved his life.

    You probably saved his life.
  40. Yay! Maybe the ischemic stroke didn’t do as much...

    Yay! Maybe the ischemic stroke didn’t do as much damage as initially feared.
  41. https://img.discogs.com/fmCaetdCHYE--5k3_2sCHpFouc...

    https://img.discogs.com/fmCaetdCHYE--5k3_2sCHpFouco=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-336434-1223875117.jpeg.jpg

    Edit: wait, my memory on...
  42. This raises a question in my mind. Even with...

    This raises a question in my mind.

    Even with no original members left in the band, do you suppose Bianca is getting substantial royalties as the holder of the TD trademark? Perhaps she's the...
  43. However, if you want a portrait of a stream or...

    However, if you want a portrait of a stream or some trees, look elsewhere. :roll

    Bob Dylan did the covers to Big Pink and Self Portrait, though I doubt he could sell that kind of work except to...
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    That's nuthin' ...

    That's nuthin'

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/The_Arecibo_Observatory_20151101114231-0_8e7cc_c7a44aca_orig.jpg
  45. Joni Mitchell

    Joni Mitchell
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    Is there no contradiction between “bass-heavy BT...

    Is there no contradiction between “bass-heavy BT compromises” and lossless files?
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    Shouldn't this be in the audiophile thread?

    Shouldn't this be in the audiophile thread?
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    Most of the electrostats come with an amp because...

    Most of the electrostats come with an amp because they need to boost the grid voltage to something like 60 volts. I once made the mistake of putting on my Stax while my hair was still wet from a...
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    Over-the-ear and on-the-ear headphones feel very...

    Over-the-ear and on-the-ear headphones feel very different. I think the newer over-the-ears are a lot more comfortable than they used to be.
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    We used to laugh at “oldies.” Now we am one.

    We used to laugh at “oldies.” Now we am one.
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    Wouldn't it be easier to download some...

    Wouldn't it be easier to download some pre-existing samples than make your own? I imagine it would be tough getting the right mic, the right environment, the right length of sample, the right number...
  52. Exactly. He has a long recovery ahead of him,...

    Exactly. He has a long recovery ahead of him, and you can do a lot to help him along.

    If you're strong enough to make a joke about it, tell him it's your vacation together that you missed this...
  53. That's unforgivable laxness. But, if you step...

    That's unforgivable laxness.

    But, if you step back a few miles and reconsider it, ashes are ashes. What's in the urn is no longer your mother. One person's ashes look a lot like another person's...
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    New Headphones

    My music room is at the other end of the house from the bedroom, so even with the volume up (if the door's closed) you can't hear my stereo. Occasionally however (Thursday mornings when the...
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    Kind of like the Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller...

    Kind of like the Chip Davis Mannheim Steamroller records. They were widely touted as state of the art -- and priced accordingly -- but they weren't even comparable to the early digital recordings of...
  57. Oddly enough you might be wrong here. When my...

    Oddly enough you might be wrong here. When my mom was dying, my inclination -- I think it's everyone's natural inclination -- is to stay away. Death is scary! But she was as scared of it as me,...
  58. Tough times, for sure. Hang in there. Things...

    Tough times, for sure. Hang in there. Things will get better.
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    And just to avoid being 100% negative, here's a...

    And just to avoid being 100% negative, here's a quite decent recording from the same era. Compare A to B.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjWI37-IQso&list=RDEMFwExtymyI4fupFVYBtWdwQ&start_radio=1
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    I've been listening to Aja again, to verify my...

    I've been listening to Aja again, to verify my memory, and my opinion hasn't changed. But I wanted to make a comparison.

    Aja, recorded in January-July 1977 at The Village Recorder in West L.A. by...
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