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  1. She was really great, one of those unexpected...

    She was really great, one of those unexpected discoveries that is just plain awesome.
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    Off playing with all the ex-parrots :up RIP...

    Off playing with all the ex-parrots :up

    RIP and uber kudos for countless laughs, sir :up
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    Oh, I didn't pay $40...I think it was closer to...

    Oh, I didn't pay $40...I think it was closer to $25 for me: 18 euros for the CD plus 3.20 euros for shipping.
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    Oh, I use it for all sorts of things...I route...

    Oh, I use it for all sorts of things...I route synths, tracks, wonky noisy things...back and forth through effects loops and other things mostly.

    It's totally a maintenance add, but it made a HUGE...
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    I had a welcome party for the patchbay I added to...

    I had a welcome party for the patchbay I added to my studio last year :lol :lol :lol
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    I did, and I am pretty sure it was expensive. ...

    I did, and I am pretty sure it was expensive. But anything with Johannes Schmoelling is an autobuy for me :up
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    Oh, I forgot one that might appeal to folks who...

    Oh, I forgot one that might appeal to folks who like this post-Froese TD: Synthwaves which is essentially a new Tangerine Dream album in all but the name:
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    Neuland is out, and quite good if you like...

    Neuland is out, and quite good if you like Baumann or Haslinger's work: https://www.neuland.net/

    Paul Haslinger also has a new solo album due out next month: ...
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    Fun fact: the above are actually more enjoyable...

    Fun fact: the above are actually more enjoyable it you start playing them both simultaneously and then fade them in and out randomly, and/or jump around the timeline.
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    Happy day: new firmware update for the...

    Happy day: new firmware update for the Hydrasynth will apparently add MPE capabilities!!!
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    The other one that is a huge, huge, HUGE deal for...

    The other one that is a huge, huge, HUGE deal for me is the upcoming Expressive E Osmose: https://www.expressivee.com/discover-osmos

    At the heart of the synth is the Eaganmatrix, the same sound...
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    Oh yeah...I supported their Indiegogo campaign...

    Oh yeah...I supported their Indiegogo campaign which I think was already their 2nd crowdfunding effort. It's been a long time coming and not everything worked out like they originally planned...but...
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    It arrived last night! Didn't really get a...

    It arrived last night! Didn't really get a chance to fire it up until this morning though. Initial impressions (all very good):

    - It's got some weight to it, definitely feels sturdy with a solid...
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    Just got word that my Hydrasynth is in the mail. ...

    Just got word that my Hydrasynth is in the mail. So...guess I'll have a better-than-usual excuse for my reclusive nature for much of next week ;)
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    Fun!

    Fun!
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    +1

    +1
  17. Interestingly enough...even for some of the most...

    Interestingly enough...even for some of the most packed shows, the VIP seats usually had openings.

    IMHO the biggest trick is planning ahead for shows that WILL be packed, and being in line...
  18. I hope to make it :up :up

    I hope to make it :up :up
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    Sooooo...I got my replacement disc in the mail...

    Sooooo...I got my replacement disc in the mail yesterday. Sorry, did I say disc? They sent me replacements for ALL the blu-ray discs in the box set even though I only provided them pictures and IDs...
  20. NO KLOSE NO INTERSTELLAR :lol IMHO...whereas...

    NO KLOSE NO INTERSTELLAR :lol

    IMHO...whereas Final Cut was essentially a Waters album but with PF as a backing band, the new Momentary Lapse is still essentially a Gilmour album but with PF as a...
  21. Nope, just the new. I very much love the new...

    Nope, just the new.

    I very much love the new version of Yet Another Movie (very different but very, very cool, especially hearing more of Mr. Levin). Dogs of War finally works for me, Scott...
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    :) Thanks Rick :)

    :) Thanks Rick :)
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    :( RIP

    :(

    RIP
  24. Very cool dude!! I like it :D I went a...

    Very cool dude!! I like it :D

    I went a slightly different approach with the back cover...all the letters from my name, the album title and the song titles combined into 7 rows of 14 characters...
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    Those things are super cool...was eyeing one for...

    Those things are super cool...was eyeing one for a while not long ago but decided to go for other trinkets :up
  26. Oh thank you!! That means the world, especially...

    Oh thank you!! That means the world, especially because the production / sound quality was something that was really important from a personal growth standpoint.

    As for recognition? Kind words...
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    I'm most proud of Between the Axiom and the Sigh....

    I'm most proud of Between the Axiom and the Sigh.

    https://battema.bandcamp.com
  28. Oooo...back to the box set. Minor fun thing I...

    Oooo...back to the box set. Minor fun thing I just found. The screen film version of "Signs of Life" from 1987 is the full live version, not the shortened version from all other versions (CD, Blu...
  29. I don't have a problem with Waters and his more...

    I don't have a problem with Waters and his more "focused" lyrical approach since 1980. Sometimes it ends up cringeworthy as hell, other times there's still a wonderful poetic quality in his words. ...
  30. Yeah, it's a very nice album for all the...

    Yeah, it's a very nice album for all the negativity that went into it's creation. I don't like it as much as Momentary Lapse of Reason, but I do quite like it.

    (I don't actually have a side in...
  31. You're welcome. I do enjoy the Endless River...

    You're welcome.

    I do enjoy the Endless River film as well, but I keep wanting to come back and enjoy Momentary Lapse and Delicate Sound first.

    I still wish they'd found room for La Carrera...
  32. So...been living with this for a couple of weeks...

    So...been living with this for a couple of weeks now, playing it far more than I'd originally anticipated.

    As has been said before, I am a big fan of Momentary Lapse of Reason, and place it easily...
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    It's easier to have more balanced discourse...

    It's easier to have more balanced discourse offline. I've had some really excellent conversations on the film with friends who loved it. We were never going to agree or change minds, but we could...
  34. :lol :lol

    :lol :lol
  35. I say go for it!! It's a damn fine slice of...

    I say go for it!! It's a damn fine slice of electronics.
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    Thanks to Rise of Skywalker, I now know what a...

    Thanks to Rise of Skywalker, I now know what a corporate-funded fanfic would look like. My 2nd least favorite SW film, ahead of Phantom Menace.

    Excellent actors doing their best with awful...
  37. For me, the big benefit with the 'Foogers is the...

    For me, the big benefit with the 'Foogers is the CV control. You can really make some interesting things happen, like having the ring mod controlled via aftertouch or tied to the filter. I mean,...
  38. Merry Christmas, awesome people! Here's a...

    Merry Christmas, awesome people! Here's a semi-complete list of things I used for the album (not 100% sure it's exhaustive, but it's most of the big stuff):

    Roland XP-30
    Alesis QS8
    Black...
  39. Yay! I'm seriously happy to hear that :) It was...

    Yay! I'm seriously happy to hear that :) It was really important to try and do these songs justice in terms of sonic detail and whatnot. I'm really grateful for the positive feedback in that area...
  40. I must've seen your writing in EM in the late...

    I must've seen your writing in EM in the late 80's while I was a subscriber. Very, very cool. And I have some Anode from Bandcamp as well as the lovely album included in the VoD American Cassette...
  41. ^^ Since I write mostly instrumental music,...

    ^^ Since I write mostly instrumental music, hopefully you'll be forgiving if I don't quite have an exact way to express how awesome this is. It's just awesome, and I am so very grateful that you...
  42. Oh man...you folks are really putting a serious...

    Oh man...you folks are really putting a serious dent in my cynical disposition :D Thank you Richard, as ever, for such kind thoughts.
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    I listen everywhere and anywhere I can. ...

    I listen everywhere and anywhere I can. Depending on the circumstance I switch between foreground and background musical selections. The environments in question are rarely optimal so most of the...
  44. Wow...yeah. Jesus christ. That's awesome. Just...

    Wow...yeah. Jesus christ. That's awesome. Just really...that's awesome.

    Thank you for that. It's just awesome to read something like this. I'm just kind of speechless in the best way.
  45. :lol dammit, now I have to go back and retitle...

    :lol dammit, now I have to go back and retitle things!!!

    In that case, I have to credit Blade Runner for the initial thought, but one could also say "Rise of the Smooth Automation" from...
  46. Thread: Magma news

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    I'm assuming Vander saw the thread here about...

    I'm assuming Vander saw the thread here about which band has had the most members and decided to act accordingly.
  47. :D For what it's worth, I tried to add...

    :D

    For what it's worth, I tried to add descriptions to the individual tracks on Bandcamp too, so there's bits about the tunes on each one :up
  48. Also, one more YouTube video is up, this one is a...

    Also, one more YouTube video is up, this one is a twofer with the ending of the album (spoiler alert: it isn't like a movie so it isn't a spoiler)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk0Vx4Xugpc
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  49. *gulp* okay...here we go... ...

    *gulp* okay...here we go...

    https://battema.bandcamp.com/album/between-the-axiom-and-the-sigh

    Let me know if anything looks wonky. It seems grand to me, but it's been a while so I have a tad...
  50. If you download the files and burn them to a CD...

    If you download the files and burn them to a CD with no gaps between, it'll all be grand :)

    Some lower-res players (mp3 players) have a brief pause/hiccup no matter what between tracks...so for...
  51. The full album will drop on Bandcamp tomorrow...

    The full album will drop on Bandcamp tomorrow :):up

    One caveat and one question:

    - I'm still working on the full art for the physical album so out the gate, it's just going to be the cover...
  52. Hey...go ahead. BE that guy. See if I care. ...

    Hey...go ahead. BE that guy. See if I care.

    (I totally DO care and I appreciate it tons!!! lol)
  53. Awesome, thanks dude :D There is definitely an...

    Awesome, thanks dude :D

    There is definitely an 80's feel to some of the material. Neon lighting and fog machines not included with purchase (sorry!).
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    For a few songs that were never professionally...

    For a few songs that were never professionally recorded by PF on the tour, they included audience recordings. I don't recall all of them but I think two were Poles Apart and On the Turning Away. ...
  55. There's *never* a wrong reason to post anything...

    There's *never* a wrong reason to post anything from Loony Tunes :lol
  56. Small moment of major SQUEEE for yours...

    Small moment of major SQUEEE for yours truly...final sequenced files have arrived! Going to try and give them a closer listen tonight and tomorrow for any issues or oversights but...
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    One more "one more thing" until the next "one...

    One more "one more thing" until the next "one more thing:"

    Tony Levin stands out way more on the remix (IMHO in a good way). He has some great bass lines on Yet Another Movie that I'd not really...
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    I'm about 43.4% less wrinkly and 93.2% less...

    I'm about 43.4% less wrinkly and 93.2% less grumpy old man than Clint but otherwise...yep :lol :lol :lol
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    Oh...the Endless River film is very cool. ...

    Oh...the Endless River film is very cool.

    Lost for Words rehearsal is fun enough, ditto for the Arnold Layne from 2007.

    I have a VHS recording I made off TV (maybe MTV?) of the Knebworth...
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    I haven't watched closely yet, but just checked...

    I haven't watched closely yet, but just checked the track time on my PC and the song length is roughly the same on the Blu Ray/DVD as on the CD version (roughly 10 minutes). So...guessing yes.
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