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  1. I had the original Pulse and DSOT VHS tapes as...

    I had the original Pulse and DSOT VHS tapes as well, and wore them out from watching over and over.

    Pulse is by and large the same, some slight differences/improvements.

    But DSOT is honestly...
  2. So...it's very very good. I think a lot of folks...

    So...it's very very good. I think a lot of folks here would go absolutely nuts for it. Hammill is apparently musically immortal and is in strong form here. Excellent production and as with the...
  3. I actually missed the release date, or the email...

    I actually missed the release date, or the email from FSOLDigital with the full download went to my spam folder and I missed it there. Anyhoo...just downloaded the full album this morning, will give...
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    ^^^ Oooo, nice studio shot :) :up

    ^^^ Oooo, nice studio shot :) :up
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    ^^ I honestly don't know what happened to them. ...

    ^^ I honestly don't know what happened to them. Did a quick peek around online and noticed that they have ties into bands like Polyphonic Spree and Afghan Whigs...so it's possible it was the good...
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    It's a lovely album. I sometimes bucket it in...

    It's a lovely album. I sometimes bucket it in with Bauer's "Astronauta Olvidado" probably because both evoked Sigur Rós to my ears but without being clones.

    Ha ha...the Mandrake Project got CRAZY...
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    Arturia does quality work with their keyboards. ...

    Arturia does quality work with their keyboards. I have a Keystep and even with the smaller keys, it has an excellent feel with really nice (channel) aftertouch :up
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    The Roli absolutely looks sleek and sexy compared...

    The Roli absolutely looks sleek and sexy compared to most of the others (even the Continuum has a certain boxy quality). For a time I was hoping the Osmose would forego traditional black/white keys...
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    Nice question!! So here are the ones I've had...

    Nice question!! So here are the ones I've had experience with:

    Haken Continuum - the gold standard thus far. Stretched neoprene fabric surface with color "bars" to show keys. Surface is like...
  10. I think the new version is amazing. Video is...

    I think the new version is amazing. Video is fine, the audio is remarkable. Gave me an entirely new appreciation for the album. Got this with the big box about a year or so ago, and I'm assuming...
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    Looks like the price is $1799...which is IMHO a...

    Looks like the price is $1799...which is IMHO a steal. The EaganMatrix synth engine alone is worth a grand.
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    I'm in as well.

    I'm in as well.
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    Check out this amazing action. Pretty sure this...

    Check out this amazing action. Pretty sure this will be THE bar for expressive keybed hardware for at least the foreseeable future. Can't wait to get my eager paws on this sucker.

    ...
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    Vangelis - Direct

    Vangelis - Direct
  15. Thread: Lingua Ignota

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    She is amazing. Was lucky enough to see her live...

    She is amazing. Was lucky enough to see her live along with Big|Brave and The Body. Her performance was brilliant, incredibly intense.
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    Sticky: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pennsylvania-covid-qu...

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pennsylvania-covid-quarantine-out-of-state-travelers/
  17. Sticky: What an excellent, nay spectacular example :lol...

    What an excellent, nay spectacular example :lol :lol :horns
  18. I actually read the testimonial. Has his...

    I actually read the testimonial.

    Has his ex-wife Ms. Baker ever made her own statement regarding these matters?
  19. I honestly think it's one of the hardest things,...

    I honestly think it's one of the hardest things, because I think there's a natural tendency to gravitate toward something that may have influenced us.

    It's a personal joke of mine...I've got...
  20. Really nice stuff, Richard. Different sort of...

    Really nice stuff, Richard. Different sort of vibe than the other tunes but still most definitely you.
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    Yeah, ditto for the end of Mojave Plan. Now I...

    Yeah, ditto for the end of Mojave Plan. Now I can't NOT hear it!
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    I've always been a sucker for their Legend...

    I've always been a sucker for their Legend soundtrack, and "Tracks in the Snow" is an awesome outtake.
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    I had MTron Pro, but switched over and started...

    I had MTron Pro, but switched over and started using the Mellotron-V in my recordings. It's not exactly the same but especially once blended into a mix, it's just fine for my purposes.
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    Minor note for those who like The Keep, bought...

    Minor note for those who like The Keep, bought this to get the Keep, and would like just a little bit more of the Keep from official sources:

    The track "Echo Village" on Johannes Schmoelling's...
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    These are cruel times, sir :up

    These are cruel times, sir :up
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    That wasn't a lot of garlic. It was ALL THE...

    That wasn't a lot of garlic. It was ALL THE GARLIC :lol
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    I think I might miss his spicy garlic chicken...

    I think I might miss his spicy garlic chicken sandwich as much as I miss the music at Big Ears!!
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    Yeah, I have TT54 and it is pretty great too.

    Yeah, I have TT54 and it is pretty great too.
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    Few thoughts: Keep: it's the 97 one, but no...

    Few thoughts:

    Keep: it's the 97 one, but no tangentization. So while it may not be THE definitive/complete soundtrack, it's a pristine 80's TD album of mostly new music to most of us. And...
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    Hey!! So...I hear the same thing as you with the...

    Hey!! So...I hear the same thing as you with the voices. I also have a copy of '97 soundtrack and while the panning isn't AS obvious due to the added synth layers, it IS still panning. My guess is...
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    Box is here :) Listening to The Keep right...

    Box is here :) Listening to The Keep right now...if it's the '97 tunes but sans 1997 "additions" from the dearly departed Froese...I won't be disappointed.
  32. Looks like this is as good a spot as any: ...

    Looks like this is as good a spot as any:

    https://rolandkayn.bandcamp.com/album/november-music

    From the description:

    "Drawing lines between the lunar cartography of the Sonology-era tapes...
  33. Hey sir! A day late but still...if you hadn't...

    Hey sir! A day late but still...if you hadn't come across this already, Roland Kayn's estate appears to have started a BC page too: https://rolandkayn.bandcamp.com/

    As much as I dig his stuff,...
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    Excellent :)

    Excellent :)
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    And I got my shipping notice for the box :D

    And I got my shipping notice for the box :D
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    So they DO do custom jobs? Nice...I might just...

    So they DO do custom jobs? Nice...I might just have a small project for them :)
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    I think it depends on who is the ultimate driver...

    I think it depends on who is the ultimate driver for this.

    My impression is that this is being driven by Virgin, clearing out vaults and attempting to monetize on what they still have while...
  38. Things that are now My Things from the Bandcamp...

    Things that are now My Things from the Bandcamp Friday Thing du Jour

    Kevin Richard Martin - Sedatives
    Carl Matthews - Col
    Ian Boddy - Axiom
    Carlos Ferreira - Six Postcards and Other Stories...
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    I did not know that! Thanks for the...

    I did not know that! Thanks for the clarification :)
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    That's just excellent stuff!! I'd love to have a...

    That's just excellent stuff!! I'd love to have a 3D printer at some point, although I'm pretty sure I'd never actually get THAT good at generating cool stuff :)
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    Yep, that's the one I have, the Via Vision one. ...

    Yep, that's the one I have, the Via Vision one. It's good. There are some strange anomalies in the audio track (not the music, the dialogue) where things take a bit of a dip in volume...but...
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    So...I hadn't realized that a respectably decent...

    So...I hadn't realized that a respectably decent DVD of the Keep was recently released, so I sprang for it and gave it a watch last night. Can't recall when I last watched the film, but it was...
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    There are already companies doing some pretty...

    There are already companies doing some pretty cool stuff in the music tech area, like 3DWaves who print fairly excellent desktop stands for a variety of synths. I also imagine things like rack ears,...
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    Wanting to experiment with modular synthesis? ...

    Wanting to experiment with modular synthesis? Got a few bucks? Access to a 3D printer?

    Good news for you then ;)
    ...
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    That is an infrequent occasion :) But you...

    That is an infrequent occasion :)

    But you might have misunderstood. He said the Marquee disc. On the collector's club release of the gig, Trees from Croyden was included.
    ...
  46. ....hmmmm. Nah, pants remain streakless :) I...

    ....hmmmm. Nah, pants remain streakless :)

    I can't say I made that connection before but it WOULD make sense, given Jerome's fondness for the electronica of that time.
  47. ^^ HELL YES. The whole EP is terrific, basically...

    ^^ HELL YES. The whole EP is terrific, basically 40 minutes of almost all new material disguised as "variations" of the title track. But this track is the peak.
  48. Yep, Fripp + Orb was FFWD, which is a lovely...

    Yep, Fripp + Orb was FFWD, which is a lovely little album that often slips unnoticed by folks.



    Heck yeah, although if I'm being honest I haven't listened to that particular album in a few...
  49. As much as I love it, I actually love the...

    As much as I love it, I actually love the Lifeforms EP slightly more. Elizabeth Frazer's contributions are amazing.
  50. Yeah, I was pretty sure I remembered them working...

    Yeah, I was pretty sure I remembered them working with Fripp around the Lifeforms/ISDN era.
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    Hopefully I'll find out for myself next week or...

    Hopefully I'll find out for myself next week or so!
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    WOW...that's a really amazing story about the...

    WOW...that's a really amazing story about the storm, Richard!! Also, super glad you were/are in fact OK...lightning is no joke at close range :up :up
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    Promised myself I would touch nothing even...

    Promised myself I would touch nothing even slightly political on either side of this s**tshow, but I did listen and did enjoy the track, Richard :) Very very strong Genesis kind of groove. Well...
  54. +1 on that. I don't love AA as much as FSOL but...

    +1 on that. I don't love AA as much as FSOL but will be checking this out for sure :up
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    Happy news for happy customers! Like me :D

    Happy news for happy customers! Like me :D
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    Ah well...I broke out Tangerine Tree 54 (the Keep...

    Ah well...I broke out Tangerine Tree 54 (the Keep OST) and am listening right now...it may not be pure 100% flawless pristine quality but it's damned close and it's a far cry more accurate than the...
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    Drat!

    Drat!
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    Leprous is one of those bands that I will make...

    Leprous is one of those bands that I will make every effort to see whenever they come close because they are stunning in a live setting, and good lord yes, their singer is remarkable even on an off...
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    Unless one of them becomes critically ill and/or...

    Unless one of them becomes critically ill and/or passes away, it'll happen. Probably not April but in due time, maybe late summer/fall 2021.

    It'll be a pale shadow of what they once were, and...
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    I'm sure it'll be fine...Black Corporation are...

    I'm sure it'll be fine...Black Corporation are top shelf folks and I know they're going to help me get sorted out :up Right now it's less a matter of "CAN it be done" and more "what's the most...
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