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  1. Lovely stuff Richard! Thanks for sharing :)

    Lovely stuff Richard! Thanks for sharing :)
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    Yeah, that's the stuff I know most off all too. ...

    Yeah, that's the stuff I know most off all too. It's weird and super interesting and fun...didn't need to hear it all the time, but it absolutely had a home in my collection.
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    RIP Richard Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire)

    Too young.

    https://pitchfork.com/news/cabaret-voltaire-richard-h-kirk-dies-at-65/
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    Church Road is another favorite of mine from his...

    Church Road is another favorite of mine from his discography, definitely :up
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    That's one of the ones where I sprang for the...

    That's one of the ones where I sprang for the "fancy" edition just because. So I have the 3CD version in a cool metal box. It's fun.
  6. Oh, agreed 100% on that :up Regardless of my...

    Oh, agreed 100% on that :up

    Regardless of my feelings for or against RW's causes, targets and heroes...I personally feel his strength as a lyricist is nowhere near as subtle as it once was and...
  7. FFS people...what part of "keep politics out" do...

    FFS people...what part of "keep politics out" do you not understand?
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    By the way...for those who might have interest,...

    By the way...for those who might have interest, in late December VOD Records (Vinyl on Demand) are dropping the 3rd and final batch of :zoviet*france: reissues and unreleased items, both as a fancy...
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    Yep...got my pass, will see you peeps in...

    Yep...got my pass, will see you peeps in Knoxville :):up
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    Awesome, glad you dig that one :) It's among my...

    Awesome, glad you dig that one :) It's among my favorite DVOA albums. And since Storey guests on one track, technically that makes it a hidden Reformed Faction track too :)
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    The seating will hopefully be improved even more...

    The seating will hopefully be improved even more this year from prior years. I know at Mill + Mine, VIP seating was terrific. The Standard was a mixed bag. With the churches and the Bijou, it was...
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    15441 Only difference I can see is that by...

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    Only difference I can see is that by default, checkout was Sunday and I moved the date to Monday so I wouldn't need to miss anything Sunday night.

    Either way? I'm happy to give...
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    So I'm going a different route with the hotel...

    So I'm going a different route with the hotel this year, and giving the Cumberland House a shot. It is on the Big Ears hotel list...it is technically 0.7 miles from the TN Theater, but is only a few...
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    Gotta say it: the plain version of the album is...

    Gotta say it: the plain version of the album is $27 with domestic shipping (not overseas). What happened to Inside Out saying this wouldn't be priced like a double album?
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    The falafel is a BIG draw. Ditto just the social...

    The falafel is a BIG draw. Ditto just the social aspect of seeing you fellow crazy peeps roaming in/around Knoxville. And there are definitely acts I'd like to see.

    I'll most likely swing...
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    Whoa, holy cow. RIP.

    Whoa, holy cow. RIP.
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    Don't let this floor you, Ian...but I'm in the...

    Don't let this floor you, Ian...but I'm in the same boat is Michael. I'll likely go ahead and go because it's Big Ears and I have lots of love. But the lineup isn't leaving me with my jaw on the...
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    Roli was always my least favorite of the...

    Roli was always my least favorite of the alternate MPE-enabled controllers, so I'm not exactly shedding high tears on this one...but it's still not awesome news. Here's hoping the other...
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    The official blurbs from the band themselves both...

    The official blurbs from the band themselves both in interviews and the associated promos?
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    In trying to be a man o' my word...checked 'em...

    In trying to be a man o' my word...checked 'em all out. Very very very much reminded me of Gaza which hopefully doesn't make me look like an doofwad for the comparison. And I am pretty darn fond of...
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    And as fate would have it, that's NOT one that I...

    And as fate would have it, that's NOT one that I already have. Which means I'll be correcting that oversight very, very, very soon :) :up
  22. MY GOD WITH THAT POSTURE DOING PUSHUPS HE'LL BE...

    MY GOD WITH THAT POSTURE DOING PUSHUPS HE'LL BE IN A WHEELCHAIR WITHIN 3 YEARS :lol
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    In all honesty I've not really thought much of...

    In all honesty I've not really thought much of prog/punk but not for dismissive reasons...simply already finding SO MUCH music to enjoy these days :up

    But, never bad to stretch out a bit and...
  24. A few random picks from the recent past: ...

    A few random picks from the recent past:

    Lustmord: Alter
    Fossil Aerosol Mining Project: Zombi Traditions
    Various Artists: The Beyond - Music Inspired by the Lucio Fulci Death Triology...
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    BTW :zoviet*france: isn't completely absent from...

    BTW :zoviet*france: isn't completely absent from Bandcamp...there is a single live release from a few years ago available from the dangerously-cool nostalgie de la boue label who specialize in...
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    Also, and you already know this Mike but...anyone...

    Also, and you already know this Mike but...anyone who digs the ZF classic era should check out Fossil Aerosol Mining Project which is definitely in similar territory but in general is a little easier...
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    ^^ I am guessing you had either the first album...

    ^^ I am guessing you had either the first album Garista or the first EP $oviet France (sometimes called Hessian due to the packaging). They are definitely weirder releases. I actually like them...
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    That is SUPER cool, thanks for sharing Mark!

    That is SUPER cool, thanks for sharing Mark!
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    It was a beautiful thing; one of the gents who...

    It was a beautiful thing; one of the gents who actually helped design the Xerxes offered to do it for free, as long as I covered the shipping. So it was just the cost of shipping to/from the west...
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    Heh, well...unfortunately my own "pandemic...

    Heh, well...unfortunately my own "pandemic anxiety" manifested as a massive creative block. I've had no interest in writing at all for the past 18 months or however long it's been. Mostly spent...
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    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.p...

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/27561-New-First-solo-album-from-Tony-Kaye!?highlight=tony+kaye

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  32. For context: it IS sad. It's also not quite a...

    For context: it IS sad. It's also not quite a revelation. Almost exactly 11 years ago Collins mentioned having to tape drumsticks to his hands when trying to play on "Going Back."

    His health...
  33. Thread: Randoms

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    LOL I just was happy to see a future fellow...

    LOL I just was happy to see a future fellow follower :)
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    Yeah, that was cool shit Eric :horns Thanks as...

    Yeah, that was cool shit Eric :horns Thanks as always for sharing!

    I'm currently loving the hell out of the new Deafheaven (which isn't really metal but is still somehow 100% Deafheaven), also...
  35. Thread: Randoms

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    Glad to bring have another fan at the Unexplained...

    Glad to bring have another fan at the Unexplained Sounds party, Mike :) :up
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    Yep, that's exactly the one. And I'm sure that...

    Yep, that's exactly the one. And I'm sure that was a stressor on the vocal chords for sure :up
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    I was really surprised that Quiet Earth didn't...

    I was really surprised that Quiet Earth didn't end up in the medley or somewhere else in the set in 2007.
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    There was some detuning back in '92 as well, even...

    There was some detuning back in '92 as well, even on the newer tunes. There's one in the middle of "Driving the Last Spike" that still throws me a bit when I hear it.

    IMHO PC's voice most changed...
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    He's more than great, to me he and his drumming...

    He's more than great, to me he and his drumming are THE defining aspect of what gave Genesis their power onstage. No disrespect whatsoever to Banks and his solos + chords are a key aspect of the...
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    Among the lovely things about Invisible Touch is...

    Among the lovely things about Invisible Touch is that the tour gave us IMHO one of THE best old medleys the band has ever done. It's a goddamned Greek tragedy that it was never released officially. ...
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    No worries, it's all good :up

    No worries, it's all good :up
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    I think as a whole yes, everyone who jumped in...

    I think as a whole yes, everyone who jumped in especially early and got hit with dynamic pricing got badly gouged on the price. I actually understand and appreciate the model as a whole and why it...
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    When it comes to older (prog) singers, the high...

    When it comes to older (prog) singers, the high marks are Peter Hammill and Gary Brooker for me. I heard the latter not long after he'd had his injury and he was clearly frail, but when he opened...
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    Actually...when I heard it the first thing I...

    Actually...when I heard it the first thing I thought of was actually 'In the Presence Of.' Which wasn't exactly roaring with fire either. And that was 20 years ago.

    So if I ignore anything...
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    Finally bought the download today. First listen,...

    Finally bought the download today. First listen, it's lovely. Off to start it again :up

    RIP LM
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    I suspect at this point, anything that was still...

    I suspect at this point, anything that was still in Virgin's vault has been cleared out and was already included on their two box sets covering Phaedra -> Hyperborea.
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    Hey, don't blame them! That's Monkman's fault...

    Hey, don't blame them! That's Monkman's fault :lol
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    Neat!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Neat!! Thanks for sharing :)
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    Yeah, Lustmord posted about his passing...

    Yeah, Lustmord posted about his passing yesterday. I can't pretend to be super familiar with his own work but a fair # of bands whom I do enjoy count him as a big influence.

    Thanks for the tip on...
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    Coventry Cathedral was released but it was only...

    Coventry Cathedral was released but it was only the video of the show. The audio on the DVD is from Ricochet.

    The audio eventually appeared as a bonus on (I think) the Stratosfear remaster from a...
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    IMHO: it'll get pushed into 2022. But it's...

    IMHO: it'll get pushed into 2022. But it's highly probable that they'll postpone rather than cancel, which means anyone who managed to get a ticket won't have to go through the dynamic pricing...
  52. Hello I'm assuming this is also you: ...

    Hello

    I'm assuming this is also you: https://composersforum.ning.com/forum/topics/best-softsynth-for-new-age-backing-pad-presets-see-bodytext-for

    Given the context and comments I'm going to...
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    It's near the bottom of this interview but he...

    It's near the bottom of this interview but he discussed his experience here (spoilers: it was a positive experience)

    https://www.hit-channel.com/interviewandy-latimer-camel/55489
  54. Thread: Supersilent

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    The live DVD is quiet excellent, although it...

    The live DVD is quiet excellent, although it can't compare to the "blown backwards" feeling I had at Big Ears ;)
  55. Yeah, I paid a fraction of that to see FNM in...

    Yeah, I paid a fraction of that to see FNM in Maryland a few years ago, and I don't think I've ever paid more than $30 *after* fees for Russian Circles.

    It's an amazing bill and if they hit the...
  56. I used to have a "custom" version of TCoL where I...

    I used to have a "custom" version of TCoL where I inserted AB's acoustic version of the song before Larks IV. I liked both the symmetry it added to the final tunes, plus TCoL tends to be very "all...
  57. In terms of choosing favorites between favorites...

    In terms of choosing favorites between favorites (the Double Duo is my 2nd fave incarnation of KC after the Larks era), I slightly favor Power over ConstruKction. The songs feel less beholden to the...
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    Sure...some other name then. Just a concept that...

    Sure...some other name then. Just a concept that didn't sound TOO far-fetched to me :up
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    IMHO and random thoughts... Might see Crimson...

    IMHO and random thoughts...

    Might see Crimson ProjeKct resurface again should this incarnation of KC disband/go on hiatus/sleep.

    For being one of the apparently happiest lineups, they've had a...
  60. Thread: Anna Meredith

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    Midweek NY trip from DC isn't exactly my normal...

    Midweek NY trip from DC isn't exactly my normal cuppa. But she might be worth it.
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