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    I liked Stump's Music's All That Matter a lot; it...

    I liked Stump's Music's All That Matter a lot; it was a very unusual take on the subject. Where else could one find an eccentric examination of Genesis' early 80s popularity like that below? :)
  2. I'm trying to purchase some stuff and I just...

    I'm trying to purchase some stuff and I just can't get through checkout.... Their servers seem to be half-collapsed.
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    How about some Vocal Ensemble Gordela? ...

    How about some Vocal Ensemble Gordela?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdzHAKPV7dk
  4. Vinyl only? ...

    Vinyl only?

    https://dungen.bandcamp.com/album/dungen-live
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    Well, there are actually three tunes from...

    Well, there are actually three tunes from Cricklewood (and two from Ssssh if you count "Schoolgirl") on that release, so given their rather static set-lists (perhaps Alvin Lee did not like to rotate...
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    Like this one? ...

    Like this one?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_at_the_Fillmore_East_1970
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    It's been always like this, hasn't it? Most...

    It's been always like this, hasn't it? Most rockmen played the music to achieve stardom. Now Miley goes the opposite direction: she had been already a big star when she started to crave for the rock...
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    She has something for Jimmy too. :) ...

    She has something for Jimmy too. :)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XLaGBI5tzM
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    Hasn't Miley got her rock cred after singing with...

    Hasn't Miley got her rock cred after singing with the Flaming Lips? ;)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfABglBWUkY
  10. Matador, 4AD, Domino, Rough Trade, Saddle Creek,...

    Matador, 4AD, Domino, Rough Trade, Saddle Creek, and more are fleeing Warner’s distribution alliance amid widespread complaints about Direct Shot.
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    If you like theatrical progressive jazz of AACM...

    If you like theatrical progressive jazz of AACM variety you may find the first chapter one of the best jazz concept albums.

    Also mind that the next three "chapters" are somewhat different, less...
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    For now (by recording year)... Matana Roberts...

    For now (by recording year)...

    Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter 1: Gens de Couleur Libres (2010)
    Steve Day - Song of the Fly (2011)
    Fire! Orchestra - Exit! (2012)
    Małe Instrumenty - Chemia i...
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    Some great stuff indeed... ...

    Some great stuff indeed...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YcxhtfMnKw


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8rjZwYFPoI
  14. https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/a-major-music-distr...

    https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/a-major-music-distributor-has-stifled-vinyl-sales-for-record-stores-and-indie-labels-sources-say/
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    https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/30-disc-stu...

    https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/30-disc-studio-live-box-coming-from-gentle-giant.712073/page-13#post-22791824
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    A new double-CD/LP live release from Tasavallan...

    A new double-CD/LP live release from Tasavallan Presidentti on Svart:

    https://e.snmc.io/i/300/w/3224fd9fa2bfd75e997245d03b8c1990/7764102


    ...
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    I have found this one on CD and the sound quality...

    I have found this one on CD and the sound quality turns out to be suprisingly good, a few tape anomalies notwithstanding. Really cool gig.

    And this is what I have spotted on YouTube recently,...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rxYw7Y45Eo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rxYw7Y45Eo
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    The article is no longer there, but there's...

    The article is no longer there, but there's another one that tells the same story:

    https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2019/05/15/former-pledgemusic-employee/

    And here's a fresh follow-up:
    ...
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    I have finally got both and there's some really...

    I have finally got both and there's some really worthwhile material assembled there, but it's not the easiest listen due to the sheer diversity of lineups, dates and styles as well as somewhat...
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    I remember hearing this band! The girl has a...

    I remember hearing this band! The girl has a beautiful voice indeed, although last time I heard her she sounded more like Anneli Drecker:

    Jennie-Ann Smith:...
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    Rob Halford would side with me on that one, even...

    Rob Halford would side with me on that one, even though I have to say that his lungs could not match Joan's on Judas Priest's tackle of "Diamonds & Rust". :D
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    I have been immersing myself in the big Woodstock...

    I have been immersing myself in the big Woodstock box for the last two weeks and its physical aspect (artwork, books, discs, posters) is a thrilling part of the whole experience. I cannot imagine...
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    Blackmore should have talked Joan Baez into...

    Blackmore should have talked Joan Baez into filling Dio's shoes in Rainbow. She had the pipes powerful enough to fill the void and would have made the guitarist's transition to Blackmore's Night...
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    http://only-solitaire.blogspot.com/2019/09/music-w...

    http://only-solitaire.blogspot.com/2019/09/music-where-hell-is-it-heading-to.html
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    Not particularly prog-oriented, but a...

    Not particularly prog-oriented, but a thought-provoking read on the state of "flagship" music these days:
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    Here's the preview of a 1974 live cut: ...

    Here's the preview of a 1974 live cut:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZEQp1qKklc

    BTW, wasn't the first volume supposed to cover the earliest period?
  28. Not a fan of their last two studio productions,...

    Not a fan of their last two studio productions, but I have just learnt they have two download-only live albums/videos: Live at Davis Square Theatre (2014) and Live at the Space (2015).
    ...
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    Thanks for the hint; I'll definitely pick it (if...

    Thanks for the hint; I'll definitely pick it (if they do not re-issue it in the meantime), but I'd rather fetch it from Presto Jazz where they offer it lossless.

    That makes it the third jazz...
  30. Is Pitchfork already pu(bli)shing advertorials...

    Is Pitchfork already pu(bli)shing advertorials ahead of the busy Xmas period? I almost started to miss supermarket aisles flooded with 'best of', 'greatest hits' and 'golden collection' titles.......
  31. Well, perhaps that may be due to some of the...

    Well, perhaps that may be due to some of the stylistic ingredients thrown by JotC into the mix, which may be unpalatable for regular prog fans. At times there's a pretty strong (alt-)country vibe...
  32. I am a huge fan of live recordings and have a ton...

    I am a huge fan of live recordings and have a ton of them, and this one sits easily in my Top 5 of the live albums from this decade, alongside Matana Roberts' Gens De Couleur Libres, Fire!...
  33. That's right (on my set-up). I don't have any...

    That's right (on my set-up). I don't have any dedicated playback system for files/streaming, so in order to enjoy music in decent sound I need to transfer the files to CD (which is pretty...
  34. OK, thanks for the info. I have just bought and...

    OK, thanks for the info. I have just bought and started a lossless download, which I'll burn to disc. If they release it on CD later on, I'll happily fetch it too.
  35. Any word on a CD release?

    Any word on a CD release?
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    Wishbone Ash and Steve Hillage boxsets are...

    Wishbone Ash and Steve Hillage boxsets are already sold out, which makes me think that the similar packages from Gentle Giant, Gong and (expectedly) Caravan are going to sell out too.

    I pass(ed)...
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    It looks that DŁsseldorf '71 is missing from the...

    It looks that DŁsseldorf '71 is missing from the final set-list:



    https://burningshed.com/gentle-giant_buried-treasure_boxset
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    https://orig00.deviantart.net/b747/f/2016/130/0/2/...

    https://orig00.deviantart.net/b747/f/2016/130/0/2/europe_far_right__map_flag__by_vah_vah-da1z8id.jpg
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    I cannot deny the appeal of Italian futurist...

    I cannot deny the appeal of Italian futurist paintings, although I find aesthetically-related French fauvism and (especially) German expressionism vastly superior. Perhaps it is not a coincidence the...
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    You should not be. It's my sarcastic response to...

    You should not be. It's my sarcastic response to the call for a perfect, uncompromised art worthy of manifestos.
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    https://www.theartstory.org/images20/works/futuris...

    https://www.theartstory.org/images20/works/futurism_10.jpg?1



    https://www.unknown.nu/futurism/
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    I have always considered such a stance...

    I have always considered such a stance counterproductive, because "progressive" rock fans are still the principal audience for Henry Cow and any other "avant-garde" leaning ensembles. Not the working...
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    I even wasn't aware of that! :)

    I even wasn't aware of that! :)
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    Well, I'd take his rebuttals with a grain of...

    Well, I'd take his rebuttals with a grain of salt, because he even distances himself/Henry Cow from any modern avant-prog undertakings:



    His acerbic music commentary can be entertaining and...
  45. I'm hoping for that too.

    I'm hoping for that too.
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    Sounds very promising. I'll pick that one!

    Sounds very promising. I'll pick that one!
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    Jazz orthodoxy aside, there's a certain rhythmic...

    Jazz orthodoxy aside, there's a certain rhythmic rigidity to Nucleus in their 1970-73 period, before they went for funk.

    And it does not seem a question of the rhythm section because these guys...
  48. They seemingly sold more copies than actually...

    They seemingly sold more copies than actually printed, as there are already people reporting their pre-orders got cancelled... albeit without any refund in sight! Moreover, many customers outside the...
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    The first two studio albums from 1970 are the...

    The first two studio albums from 1970 are the best by far IMO. Plus live Hemispheres.

    The next four, Solar Plexus '71 to Roots '73, are technically Ian Carr's solo albums (recorded with the help...
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    I personally know some genuine hard-core...

    I personally know some genuine hard-core audiophiles with a five digits-worth equipment and custom listening rooms, and they never debate the formats. For them a properly mastered CD, quality vinyl...
  51. As soon as it was up for pre-order. :)

    As soon as it was up for pre-order. :)
  52. Still waiting for the complete box from the...

    Still waiting for the complete box from the Warner's eurostore, but your detailed review is a great teaser! :up
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    It is like this in the US I assume.

    It is like this in the US I assume.
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    This forum is full of prog supremacists. ;)

    This forum is full of prog supremacists. ;)
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_generator

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_generator
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    I am not talking here about a particular view,...

    I am not talking here about a particular view, but the hermetic language employed by Piekut. I am very fond of George Lewis' book "A Power Stronger than Itself" where he lays out his concepts in an...
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    It's the same author; I hope the book is more...

    It's the same author; I hope the book is more readable... :)
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    Thanks, guys! I'll do my homework and report back...

    Thanks, guys! I'll do my homework and report back my findings. :)
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    I know (and like) Plastic People of the Universe...

    I know (and like) Plastic People of the Universe and I am familiar with Už Jsme Doma. Plus, if folk-rock counts, I dig various projects of Iva BittovŠ as well as Jablkoň & Svěcenż.

    What should I...
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    I have been spinning for a longer while their...

    I have been spinning for a longer while their live album recorded at two gigs (late 2002 and early 2003), and mesmerizing seems to me a fitting description of their sound. I have heard a fair share...
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