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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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  6. 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...
  39. 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...
  42. 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 "
  43. 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....
  46. Thread: Turntables?

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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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    Interesting remarks , I feel the genuine interest...

    Interesting remarks , I feel the genuine interest of younger people for vinyl but I actually never discussed with someone and their fascination and/or motivation to buy vinyl records seem strange to...
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    You can find most of her records quite cheap...

    You can find most of her records quite cheap second hand in a very good condition and for nearly nothing. I found a couple of months ago a near mint French pressing of Lionheart. Also I don't like...
  50. I am quite a big Gabriel fan. I saw his first...

    I am quite a big Gabriel fan. I saw his first tour in 77 bought the first three ...and then started again with So and loved all his concerts I saw, but I just realized that I not only have no copy of...
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    Just looked it up on Discogs, it's the definitive...

    Just looked it up on Discogs, it's the definitive design also for the vinyl (printed on white vinyl)
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    Same for me I would never buy a record that I...

    Same for me I would never buy a record that I don't want to listen to. And I am going more and more for mint or near mint. Yesterday I found a copy of Kate Bush Never Forever , the cover was VG but...
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    Tonight Lydia Lunch plays/sings 'Suicide' (...

    Tonight Lydia Lunch plays/sings 'Suicide' ( Sonic Protest Festival Paris)
    In two weeks Michael Rother plays Neu! and Harmonia. ( Ka Maroquinerie, Paris)
    a bit of Nostalgia
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    Next saturday Record Store Day , actually the...

    Next saturday Record Store Day , actually the only day I don't buy anything, mostly overpriced reissues that you can find a couple of months later for a bargain price. I found some weeks ago a...
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    Foe sure there are others , but these two kind of...

    Foe sure there are others , but these two kind of customers stick out for me.Just today I was going through some used records and to my side was the "classic" middle aged male going through the 45...
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    I would have gone for the vinyl but I find the...

    I would have gone for the vinyl but I find the artwork a bit dull compared to their earlier records, a download it will be.
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    I found an interesting book by Miguel Grinberg...

    I found an interesting book by Miguel Grinberg about the history of Argentinan rock 'Como Vino La Mano , origenes del rock argentino (4th edition 2008). He seemed to be quite aquainted with most...
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    Agreed Hugues, The UK cover does not look as...

    Agreed Hugues,
    The UK cover does not look as good as the gatefold US one abd you surely right that they changed the colour resolution.
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    possible , but not likely, the clear vinyl is...

    possible , but not likely, the clear vinyl is flawless, the first edition RCA/ Victor label with the dog, the infos on the outrun are correct, the soft plastic inner sleeve, the addition of the...
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    ^ Not the Lyrics Hugues, it's the inner cover...

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    Not the Lyrics Hugues,
    it's the inner cover from the first mono release.
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    Btw I had already a UK 1970 release of After Bathing but not as a gatefold and without the blue stared top and...
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