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    Homunculus Res I do like a lot and Camembert too...

    Homunculus Res I do like a lot and Camembert too and there is a great Greek band on Fading ( forgot the name)
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    Big loss , My all time favourite Peter Fonda...

    Big loss ,
    My all time favourite Peter Fonda film is the 'The Hired Hand' where he directed and played the main role.
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    Same here (just turned 59) I would be interested...

    Same here (just turned 59) I would be interested to know how kids/teenagers today see this show, seen that they don't have the nostalgia factor. Do they appreciate the retro factor nevertheless?...
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    I met during the French RIO festival in mai an...

    I met during the French RIO festival in mai an Germany based American who had been as a teenager in the security staff team at Woodstock. He had done a couple of interviews for local German TV...
  5. Great track, I saw the 1976 show in Düsseldorf. ...

    Great track,
    I saw the 1976 show in Düsseldorf. The second bonus and the first side of Playing The Fool come from this show , still my all time favourite concert.
  6. I have the RGF one which sounds very good...

    I have the RGF one which sounds very good compared to the vinyl and has a fake 3 D cover with a print on the CD. I regret that I didn't bought the first Alucard 3D cover edition with two bonus live...
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    Brainstorm (GFR)

    I had listened recently to a couple of lesser known German bands with a jazz rock orientation like Out Of Focus , Zyan, Exmagma and Brainstorm.
    I knew Brainstorm but its the first time I listened...
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    Like Dark, but prefer Stanger Things, interesting...

    Like Dark, but prefer Stanger Things, interesting that some European series with a high quality like Dark and Casa Del Palpel appear , btw the Never Ending Story is based on a famous German book for...
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    Apart from the nostalgia factor the visuals are...

    Apart from the nostalgia factor the visuals are great. I especially like the scenes when El has her "visions" and travels on this dark shiny water plateau and the persons/things appear very defined....
  10. Great concert recording , even so as mentionned...

    Great concert recording , even so as mentionned the audience is a bit "reserved" the band gives a great performance. Btw during the menu of the DVD plays a then unreleased stunning Kerry Minear...
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    I just re-saw the great TD Coventry concert video...

    I just re-saw the great TD Coventry concert video and it's mentioned in the end titles : Music from the record Ricochet. Are these exactly the same Ricochet exerpts as on the Stratosfear bonus which...
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    80s Still Number one bad guys : The Russians :-)...

    80s Still Number one bad guys : The Russians :-)
    Btw ( spoiler) I suppose the American prisoner in Kamschatka is Hopper ?
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    Stranger Things Season 3

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEG3bmU_WaI

    I really liked Season 1 of Stranger Things and then Season 2 was sitting on my PC until last month when I found finally time to watch it and it's even...
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    https://youtu.be/cAULWs7utMk Slightly out of...

    https://youtu.be/cAULWs7utMk
    Slightly out of topic , I saw a couple of days ago this TD concert video from 2018 in Oslo, great reminiscence to the classic TD sound with great visuals.
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    I have the one on Repertoire / BTM records which...

    I have the one on Repertoire / BTM records which is good. I have most Caravan on vinyl and most CD Universal remasters and to my ear the CDs sound all good.
  16. Thread: Magma Zess

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    A side effect of Magma's consecration, a lot...

    A side effect of Magma's consecration, a lot more people not familiar with their music come to the ( big) concerts. At the Paris concert were obviously a lot of hardcore fans wearing Magma Ts etc. I...
  17. Thread: Magma Zess

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    I haven't heard the studio version of Zess yet to...

    I haven't heard the studio version of Zess yet to compare but the concert version last week was amazing
    It reminded me a bit the mid 70 Miles Davis touring band with Michael Henderson and Al...
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    Caravan and the New Symphonia another classic, in...

    Caravan and the New Symphonia another classic, in most cases it does not work IMO, either you have the music just arranged for an orchestra , means that existed in popular music for a long time or...
  19. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Great evening but bad sound, getting slighly...

    Great evening but bad sound, getting slighly better towards the end, in the beginning Bussonnets bass was nearly inaudible...for such a prestigiuos place quite astonishing but I suppose the sound...
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    I was and mildly am a big Airplane fan. I liked...

    I was and mildly am a big Airplane fan. I liked Starship up to Earth. Dragonfly and Spitfire are my favourite. I have a bootleg with a greay version of Hot Water.
    I went to see them in 78 on the...
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    Thanx for the link, That's exactly the kind of...

    Thanx for the link,
    That's exactly the kind of service Iam looking for.
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    Makes perfect sense, I normally put all records...

    Makes perfect sense,
    I normally put all records that sound strange for one reason or the other to the side for later treatment. I was just wondering if anyone heard of a commercial ultrasonic...
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    Question : I bought a couple of days ago two...

    Question : I bought a couple of days ago two older records, both in good shape (record and cover) btw for cleaning laminated covers I use a soft towel with a bit of dishwasher fluid and rub gently,...
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    I found a comparative overview on a German...

    I found a comparative overview on a German website , the pro ones are really too expensive , a good solution seems to be the kits that you can connect to standard ultrasonic cleaners.
    ...
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    Tempting but a bit expensive, I have a couple of...

    Tempting but a bit expensive, I have a couple of used records that are quite dirty and some records where I am not sure if cleaning will bring better sound but I'd like to try. I will try to hunt...
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    https://youtu.be/mNLGo5K5m_M I like the idea...

    https://youtu.be/mNLGo5K5m_M
    I like the idea with the vacuum cleaner. Btw what's the best/cheapest commercial cleaning machine?
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    For some years now a couple of record companies...

    For some years now a couple of record companies like Dol, Doxy, Waxtime flood the European market with cheap vinyl ( and CD boxsets) mainly Public Domain 50s and 60s Jazz records. I had bought a...
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    It's a Grundig Phonoboy , battery powered and you...

    It's a Grundig Phonoboy , battery powered and you can even play the records in a vertical position. Unfortunately you can only play 45's so you have to stop every 3 or 4 minutes to turn the record...
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    Patrick O' Hearn : Eldorado

    American bassist known for his work with Missing Persons and Frank Zappa, among others. I loved his playing on Zappa in NY and had a CD collection from his Private Music recordings that I liked as...
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    Went saturday to what was announced a vinyl...

    Went saturday to what was announced a vinyl stock clearance with more then 10.000 vinyl. They made big annoucenemnts on FB and it looked interesting. (The word "destockage" in French is normally...
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    Started watching Fear The Walking Dead Season 3...

    Started watching Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 and I didn't got into it and I had exactly the same feeling as for GoT season 8 , not bad but patchy and poorly written and I was kind of giving up and...
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    The vinyl I listened the most too recently was...

    The vinyl I listened the most too recently was The Roches s/t German 97 WB vinyl revival reissue. Lots of high end on this record with the 3 sisters going sometimes quite high as on Quitting Time,...
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    Listening and collecting vinyl has a generational...

    Listening and collecting vinyl has a generational factor. I started buying and listening to vinyl in the 60s and never stopped. The thrill I get from getting a new record and put it on the...
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    Was it released on Polydor or ECM?

    Was it released on Polydor or ECM?
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    Among my last boughts were two Direct Metal...

    Among my last boughts were two Direct Metal Mastering records. Was DMM a real improvement or snake oil ?
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    Excellent, all among my favourites!

    Excellent, all among my favourites!
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    Good find, I like Windham Hill especailly the...

    Good find,
    I like Windham Hill especailly the guitarist section with Michael Hedges , Alex de Grassi , William Ackermann. I buy quite a lot of mint records just for the "mint side", bought the...
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    Went to one of my favourite record shops in...

    Went to one of my favourite record shops in Cologne Germany : Parallel Schallplatten, not far from the center and a really big shop, you can go through the racks without bumping into others and they...
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    I think the "bad writing" is not so much the...

    I think the "bad writing" is not so much the fault of the writing team, which had delivered good stuff so far but the decision of the producers to get the most out of the visuals. You can't have...
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    Another great RIO festival is over ...shorter so...

    Another great RIO festival is over ...shorter so because I couldn't make it on thursday.. a bit sad note too : the reason the RIO took place in Bourgoin Jallieu was that the ROCKTIME association...
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    Between the two options playing it safe or taking...

    Between the two options playing it safe or taking risks creatively they obviously choose the first one with the money at stakes. It's visually still outstanding for a TV show but by trying to please...
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    It's actually not exactly the same. 'The...

    It's actually not exactly the same. 'The Potential Of Noise'(2017) was a feature film that first came out in certain movie theatres and was then released on DVD. The French/ GermanTV channel Arte...
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    TV documentary about Conny Plank

    https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/054759-000-A/mon-pere-conny-plank-revolutionnaire-du-son/
    Depending where you live you can see until July 19 the documentary about German sound engineer Conny Plank. (...
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    Just thinking about the Freudian undertones of...

    Just thinking about the Freudian undertones of the plot with Arya just having lost her virginity killing a couple of hours later her frozen Überfather by putting a pointed object into his soft spot....
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    From an aesthetic and technical point of view...

    From an aesthetic and technical point of view great episode, narrative wise it's messy as frozen hell to rest in the picture. You don't even want to try to understand what's happening. A bit like...
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    So strange I thought that was me. :-)

    So strange I thought that was me.
    :-)
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    Most Canterbury ones, on top Wyatt 68, National...

    Most Canterbury ones, on top Wyatt 68, National Health : Missing pieces, Gilgamesh Arriving Twice, Machine Molle : Smoke Signals, Hugh Hopper ..H.tunitybox, Coxhill / Miller, I discovered recently...
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    Valid point :lol

    Valid point :lol
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    French Virgin pressing , can't compare to the UK...

    French Virgin pressing , can't compare to the UK one, but it sounds great. As I said most of my records have now between 40 and 50 years and so far most in good to perfect shape. But this story about...
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    What a bore , one hour...

    What a bore , one hour night-before-the-battle-campfire-athmosphere while waiting that Bob would pop up in a cameo role as a menstrel and sing Knockin On Heaves Door...but no only a celtic folk song...
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    I read recently a couple of articles about the...

    I read recently a couple of articles about the lifespan of vinyl records and only two things everybody seems to agree 1. The vinyl records have a limited lifespan (opinions going from 20 years to...
  52. Not the same day so ;-)

    Not the same day so ;-)
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    The most detailled booklett (20 pages ) comes...

    The most detailled booklett (20 pages ) comes from my KC 2LP compilation A Young Persons Guide To KC , typical Fripp chronological KC history with nice pics.

    I found an early 80's mint record by...
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    Visually great, the opening scene is my favourite...

    Visually great, the opening scene is my favourite with the camera following the kid. Story wise : reminds me a Peanuts strip where Snoopy tries to write a novel and the first sentences are all over...
  55. Rumours are there will be a new Henry Cow studio...

    Rumours are there will be a new Henry Cow studio record called "And Then They Were Three "
  56. Cutler/Frith/ Greaves in Paris 25 of April in Paris

    https://www.instantschavires.com/carte-blanche-fred-frith-1-3/

    Three members of a former band with an animal in the name (not Porcupine Tree) play in a Paris suburb the 25th of April (Actually...
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    I will try on a small portion to see if its just...

    I will try on a small portion to see if its just faded or residue from the sticker. Just came home from record store day with a couple of used records. A near mint Corea/ Burton : Crystal Silence...
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    Someone sold his Tangerine Dream collection and I...

    Someone sold his Tangerine Dream collection and I opted for Rubycon in near mint shape for the record. The cover is in a good shape but for a removed round sticker which leaves a faded blue round....
  59. Thread: Turntables?

    by alucard
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    You can find second hand turntables in good shape...

    You can find second hand turntables in good shape for a bargain price. Depending where you live some brands might be more popular. I would rather buy it in a used hifi shop to be sure it works or...
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    Hugues, when I am talking about kids I am not...

    Hugues,
    when I am talking about kids I am not including hipsters but teenagers , a classic case are nerdie parents who drag their kids into a record shop, but on most cases they look amused , what...
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