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    Hi folks, Brand new track, Castalia, from our...

    Hi folks,
    Brand new track, Castalia, from our forthcoming album, International Treasure.

    I donít know how to embed videos, Iím afraid, but if anyone reading this does, perhaps you could re-post...
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    Doing this in instalments and absolutely loving...

    Doing this in instalments and absolutely loving it. Thank you Sean!
  3. Laibachís version of Across The Universe is...

    Laibachís version of Across The Universe is sublime.
    Maybe my favourite ever cover, itís definitely the first one to come to mind when this question comes up.
    Voivodís Astronomy Domine, if not...
  4. Total masterpiece

    Total masterpiece
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    ďHeíll never make it through this intense...

    ďHeíll never make it through this intense bombardment. No one couldĒ
    Goodnight to my favourite Monkee.
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    Banging version of one of my favourite VH tunes....

    Banging version of one of my favourite VH tunes. Whatís not to like?
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    Thank you! There is a lovely Tim Smith produced...

    Thank you! There is a lovely Tim Smith produced Aladdin which remains in our vault. I will get this stuff out eventually!
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    No idea, Iím afraid. I think itís only available...

    No idea, Iím afraid. I think itís only available in the UK at the moment and will probably incur whatever dreary tax gets added to send stuff to the US.
    There is an audiobook version with us...
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    Itís a hackneyed penny dreadful with a typical...

    Itís a hackneyed penny dreadful with a typical cast of neíer do wells, reprobates and recidivists,
    Youíll love it!
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    Hey folks. Thereís been a plan to make all The...

    Hey folks.
    Thereís been a plan to make all The Monsoon Bassoon stuff available for a few years. In addition to our album, I Dig Your Voodoo, thereís at least another albumís worth of B-sides, EP...
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    ^ Funnily enough theyíre a band a few of my...

    ^ Funnily enough theyíre a band a few of my friends like and, whenever anyone tells me about them, I really like the sound of but have yet to check any out.
    Thanks for the suggestion, I think I...
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    Re: Danielson, the album ĎBest Of Gloucester...

    Re: Danielson, the album ĎBest Of Gloucester Countyí is one of my favourite albums released this century. I love all his stuff bit this one has a special magic.
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    Re: The Gasman Thatís Christopher Reeves. Heís...

    Re: The Gasman

    Thatís Christopher Reeves. Heís part of the ĎCardiacs familyí and one of Timís all time favourite composers. He came on tour with us in 2007 and played this music before we came on....
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    One would hate to jump in at this point but hey,...

    One would hate to jump in at this point but hey, from my perspective at least, thatís some good listeniní
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    I have a nice memory of the last time I saw...

    I have a nice memory of the last time I saw Roger, which Iíd like to share.
    It was at the Rock In Opposition festival, I canít remember which one, Iím afraid.
    Present had played an amazing set on...
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    Very saddened. I got to know James through...

    Very saddened. I got to know James through sharing a bill with Magma in various bands over the years. He was great fun, generous and kind and was always up for hanging out and partying.
    His playing...
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    I love this. Just to see the band playing Non...

    I love this. Just to see the band playing Non Long, one of my favourite things by anyone, is a treasure.
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    ^ Right on Sean! Looking forward to it.

    ^ Right on Sean! Looking forward to it.
  19. That was great!

    That was great!
  20. Ha! Thereís no going back now.

    Ha! Thereís no going back now.
  21. Hey men, I just finished part 1 and enjoyed it...

    Hey men,
    I just finished part 1 and enjoyed it enormously. The three of you had a real breadth of knowledge. Fascinating stuff. Really looking forward to the next part.
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    Fantastic!

    Fantastic!
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    Absolutely loved this. Hoped it would be good but...

    Absolutely loved this. Hoped it would be good but wasnít expecting it to be sensational.
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    Iím a little biased but I think the Teleplasmiste...

    Iím a little biased but I think the Teleplasmiste album is lovely.
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    I would agree wholeheartedly were it not for Big...

    I would agree wholeheartedly were it not for Big Trouble from Eat ĎEm And Smile.

    Although somewhat hampered by the 80ís production, I think itís Rothís greatest lyric and my favourite Vai solo. ...
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    If I could be reincarnated as any piece of music,...

    If I could be reincarnated as any piece of music, it would be as the Ďriffí at the end of Non Long from Celui oý y'a Joseph

    Dear Lord, about as good as it gets, and I donít just mean music, I...
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    Piece Of Mind remains one of my favourite...

    Piece Of Mind remains one of my favourite sounding rock records. Adrian Smithís rhythm guitar and the drums especially.
  28. And just to complete the cosmic circle.......

    And just to complete the cosmic circle....
    Doniniqueís last album was mastered by Bob Drake and called?

    Dad Rock
  29. Johnny 4 were a young band from Chichester, who...

    Johnny 4 were a young band from Chichester, who were managed by a friend of mine. Iíd seen them in the mid 2000ís a couple of times and enjoyed them but, having heard a couple of recordings theyíd...
  30. Hi Sean, Rob and Chad. I loved my lone...

    Hi Sean, Rob and Chad.

    I loved my lone experience of Nearfest. It was here I first met my friend for life Steve Feigenbaum, the wonderful Paul Sears (who was one of my favourite drummers) and...
  31. Hi! The interview I did for this festival,...

    Hi!
    The interview I did for this festival, largely about my time in Cardiacs and especially about the Rotten Shed film, is now online here.

    https://youtu.be/5O5g6-06QDc
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    Hi. Thank you for sharing such kind thoughts...

    Hi. Thank you for sharing such kind thoughts about my album.

    Iím a little reluctant to bump this, inasmuch as it might look somewhat self-congratulatory, but I am all too aware that it is no...
  33. Sorry, I think thereís crossed wires here. Tim is...

    Sorry, I think thereís crossed wires here. Tim is very much not well enough to oversee things.
    The idea is to finish the album if/ when heís ready, which we will, but itís not imminent.
  34. Charlie Looker has also recorded a set, I believe.

    Charlie Looker has also recorded a set, I believe.
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    Well, itís from a lyric to one of the songs. ...

    Well, itís from a lyric to one of the songs.

    Being on a jag, is like ĎHey, Iím on a real Daniel Clowes jag at the momentí and being hip to that.

    It means something to me although not...
  36. A lovely album. A rare ĎLP that plays at 45 rpmí...

    A lovely album. A rare ĎLP that plays at 45 rpmí record.
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    I am totally into this album.

    I am totally into this album.
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    You bet I did, Frank! Yeah, itís all still there...

    You bet I did, Frank!
    Yeah, itís all still there to watch on my ĎKavus Torabií Facebook page.
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    Holy release day! My album, Hip To The Jag, is...

    Holy release day!

    My album, Hip To The Jag, is out today.
    You can listen to it and/or buy it on LP, CD and lossless download from my Bandcamp page here-...
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    Sticky: Ok, shameless self-publicity alert... My...

    Ok, shameless self-publicity alert...

    My album, Hip To The Jag, is out today.
    You can listen to it and/or buy it on LP, CD and lossless download from my Bandcamp page here-...
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    I sure did. It was fantastic

    I sure did. It was fantastic
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    I bought Les Sillons de la Terre from These...

    I bought Les Sillons de la Terre from These Records in the early Ď90ís, on the strength of the Fred Frith connection, and absolutely loved it.
    What a remarkable band.
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    Daevid had asked me to join Gong a couple of...

    Daevid had asked me to join Gong a couple of weeks earlier, having never heard me play, so this gig felt like an audition.
    For years I used to do a kind of gliss thing with a drumstick, a la Sonic...
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    ^ I was lucky enough to get a promo. Heads...

    ^ I was lucky enough to get a promo.
    Heads up...itís every bit as good as the other two. Really!
    I canít get enough of it.
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    So far for me- JG Thirlwell/ Simon Steensland:...

    So far for me-

    JG Thirlwell/ Simon Steensland: Oscillospira

    Aksak Maboul: Figures
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    Dear lord. This Thirlwell/ Steensland album is...

    Dear lord. This Thirlwell/ Steensland album is ridiculously good. A total marriage of their two composition styles, Thirlwellís production and mix is just sensational.
    Absolutely magnificent.
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    Made under lockdown this week, hereís a video for...

    Made under lockdown this week, hereís a video for Cemetery Of Light, one of the more upbeat numbers.

    https://youtu.be/u_YbgWDWtbY


    The album is available through Burning Shed and will be...
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    ^ Man. Waiting for this to show up. Iím a...

    ^ Man. Waiting for this to show up.
    Iím a massive fan of both these guys so the thought of a collaboration with the added bonus of Agren is a dream.
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    Hey! Iím fine. We havenít got it. It was just...

    Hey! Iím fine. We havenít got it. It was just before lockdown we imagined we might catch it.
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    Hi Ian, Unfortunately this is down to some...

    Hi Ian,
    Unfortunately this is down to some rather unprofessional behaviour on my part.

    The release date is May 22nd but the physical stock turned up at mine at the end of March as things were...
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    Thanks for your generosity over at Bandcamp. ...

    Thanks for your generosity over at Bandcamp.
    This Friday, 27th March, at 6pm GMT Iíll be staging a concert from my living room and live-streaming it from my Facebook page (Kavus Torabi)
    Iíll be...
  52. Please tell! Setzer was the reason I picked up...

    Please tell!
    Setzer was the reason I picked up the guitar and I still love his playing. As do I Bill Nelson.
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    Hey! Happy ĎNo commission on Bandcamp dayí...

    Hey!
    Happy ĎNo commission on Bandcamp dayí everyone.
    Iíve uploaded The Sentinel, an exclusive instrumental which didnít make it on to the album. You can pay what you like for it or have it for...
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    Fun fact about that video. It was filmed in a...

    Fun fact about that video.
    It was filmed in a booth at my favourite pub on my 40th birthday.
    We filmed it 3 times over the course of the evening. This was the second time, which was the best. ...
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    Hi. Iíd just like to say thanks for the kind...

    Hi. Iíd just like to say thanks for the kind words and the continued support.
    Iím really looking forward to you hearing the album.



    It looks like it does apply, so thatís terrific news.
    In...
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    Yeah, itís been talked about. I still feel a bit...

    Yeah, itís been talked about. I still feel a bit funny about crowdfunding. I have yet to cross that line.
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    Regarding Knifeworld, itís been a mixture of...

    Regarding Knifeworld, itís been a mixture of being so busy with Gong and the difficulty of getting eight busy musicians calendars to synchronise.

    It comes down to this and economics, Knifeworld...
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    Thank you! I wasnít going to bring Ďthatí up, but...

    Thank you! I wasnít going to bring Ďthatí up, but Iíve just watched the next two months of Gong/ Steve Hillage work evaporate in front of me and Iím expecting that to extend to...who knows?
    And Iím...
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    Kavus Torabi - Hip To The Jag

    Hi folks.
    Apologies for the spammy nature of this post but these are strange times and I know this will be of interest to some.

    My debut solo album, Hip To The Jag, is available to pre-order on...
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    Finally giving this album the attention it...

    Finally giving this album the attention it deserves. I think itís lovely. I really liked his previous album, Peasant, but this one has got under my skin more profoundly.
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