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  1. Thread: Sibelius

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    Sibelius

    Happy sunday...

    Just started an exploration.

    Wondering what the cognoscenti here at PE think of where to at least initially focus my attention on.

    As an introduction, I got the complete...
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    Hold on to your testicles and pray to whatever...

    Hold on to your testicles and pray to whatever god you worship for mercy and forgiveness.

    The new one from Elephant9 (with Reine Fiske no less) "Psychedelic Backfire" (vols 1 and 2)

    ...
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    With the year almost half over here are a couple...

    With the year almost half over here are a couple that really stand out for me. Maybe a few others will dig them.

    The first one is a duet album with Ida Toninato (Bari Sax) and Jennifer Thiessen...
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    Briefly resurrecting this thread to thank...

    Briefly resurrecting this thread to thank everyone for their inputs but to especially give a shout out to the above. I've spent the week enjoying "Trippy Notes for Bass" by Doug Wimbish, "Major...
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    Hot dog jumpin frog!!!!!!! 40 albums of Paddy...

    Hot dog jumpin frog!!!!!!! 40 albums of Paddy stuff!!

    Would love to hear some of it...no need to hold the schmalz either

    best
    Michael
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    Hi Arturs, Respectfully disagree about "The...

    Hi Arturs,

    Respectfully disagree about "The Globe". On the contrary, I think Rush is one of the weakest cuts on that album. If you have the inkling, go back and listen to it, especially...
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    If I like B.A.D, then...

    Hi all,

    I'm not sure what's come over me. For about 10 days straight all I've been listening to is Big Audio Dynamite. I liked them ok back in the 80's and, like I said, about 10 days ago I just...
  8. Listening and watching this video...with those...

    Listening and watching this video...with those guys getting closer and closer to you, almost in your face (especially that one bald guy in the back with the oblong shaped head)...and then whooshing...
  9. Yeah, I got this. Unfortunately it's the cd...

    Yeah, I got this. Unfortunately it's the cd version which is missing (I believe) side 3 of the double album. It's great, mostly because it really doesn't sound like anything Frith has done...
  10. Rick, So, about 70% of what has been mentioned...

    Rick,

    So, about 70% of what has been mentioned I have and love! It's the other 30% where this threads value comes in for me. For one reason or another I never hooked into Sonic Youth, Swans,...
  11. The 80's Downtown Scene-Looking for things that passed me by

    Hi all,

    I have alot of this stuff, but i'm sure there is just as much that I don't have. If anyone would care to post...say their 5 best and brightest from the NY Downtown scene, I would really...
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    Pita fried my head

    Pita (Peter Rehberg) was in Chicago last night and not only did he fry my head, but may have made me a candidate for admission at the asylum for the permanently damaged neural synaptic normal thought...
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    Donning my leather jerkin I ventured out into the...

    Donning my leather jerkin I ventured out into the dank early evening chill and collapsed on a moist grassy hillock and wept. I wept tears of long cherished memories, I wept tears of the denial of...
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    Absolutely worth seeing!! Saw him last year and...

    Absolutely worth seeing!! Saw him last year and he was awesome.

    best
    Michael
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    I doubt it Love Michael

    I doubt it

    Love
    Michael
  16. Thread: New Frond

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    Hey Paul...thx for expounding on that! I was...

    Hey Paul...thx for expounding on that! I was hoping someone from the UK would post their thoughts about his "English-ness". All my impressions are based on the (to many) British detective series...
  17. Thread: New Frond

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    New Frond

    Has anyone heard the new one, "Were your friends, man" by Mr. Saloman?

    On my first listening, it didnt really resonate with me...but it sure did on the second go! This is another exemplary album...
  18. Thread: Landberk

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    Steve F I demand a Charles Ditto box...I hear...

    Steve F

    I demand a Charles Ditto box...I hear there are hours and hours of outakes from his Texas Electric record

    Can you make it happen?

    thx babe

    best
    m
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    Hey all.. Not going to Big Ears this year...

    Hey all..

    Not going to Big Ears this year (regretfully since this is the best line up I've seen there since inception) but I wanted to give a quick heads up and also a small comment about two of...
  20. Thanks for the alert on this, I was really...

    Thanks for the alert on this, I was really excited about it when I saw it...

    ...but...

    ...then I listened to it.

    Regretfully (for me, YMMV of course) this is a huge disappointment. Sorry...
  21. Thread: Tim Hecker

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    Walt...this shit is wild!!! Where did you find...

    Walt...this shit is wild!!! Where did you find this??

    ACQUIRED!!

    Best
    Michael
  22. Thread: Tim Hecker

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    I wanted to do a quick reply to this one because...

    I wanted to do a quick reply to this one because happily, it's a winner!

    Here is part of the blurb...

    Toniutti weaves a loose net of distant clanks, dull thuds, metallic resonance, and...
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    WOW WOW WOW!! This is damn good! So good I...

    WOW WOW WOW!!

    This is damn good! So good I feel like dancing naked around the maypole.

    Get this one folks...its really good

    best
    Michael
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    Thanks for the heads up on this. I loved this...

    Thanks for the heads up on this. I loved this band back in the day. I always thought they were one of the best practitioners of stoner/psyche/festival/jamband rock on the circuit back then.

    I...
  25. You are??? I did not know that best Michael

    You are??? I did not know that

    best
    Michael
  26. Thread: Tim Hecker

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    I'll say, acquired! Thanks John! BTW, the...

    I'll say, acquired! Thanks John!

    BTW, the Chatwin release "Drone Signals" is every bit as excellent as "Staccato Signals". Walt, check em out if you haven't already. Cinematic only scratches...
  27. Thread: Tim Hecker

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    ...and speaking of Ben's... (marignally...

    ...and speaking of Ben's...

    (marignally related to what we are talking about here...but I think lots of folks would enjoy) are you guyz familiar with Ben Chatwin?

    Epic, sweeping, larger than...
  28. Thread: Tim Hecker

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    I dont know these people you speak of, but thanks...

    I dont know these people you speak of, but thanks for the launch pad so to speak. BTW, isnt Ben Frost's name uttered in the same breath as Tim Hecker?

    best
    Michael

    edit: Wow, just saw Ben...
  29. Thread: Tim Hecker

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    Tim Hecker

    I'm a relative newcomer to his music. I saw him live once at a Kranky Fesitival but remember being somewhat underwhelmed for some reason. It may have been it was so late (shit, it mustav been at...
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    evenin all... Here are some thoughts about...

    evenin all...

    Here are some thoughts about last Sunday's event in Chicago. Unfortunately, this may only be part 1 since time is definitely not on my side at the moment.

    So, as I alluded to...
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    All day John Zorn event in Chicago!!

    I just got back from a mammoth 6 hour Zorn event at the Art Institute. I'll try and write about it in the coming days but all I can say right now is WOW!!!!!!!

    I gotta believe this was a once in...
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    I got the download yesterday of this release and...

    I got the download yesterday of this release and listened to it last night. I'd say if you are thinking about it, stop thinking and grab it.

    If you are a downloader, the 8 Euro price is cheap,...
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    Awesome!!! What else is good on the label? ...

    Awesome!!!

    What else is good on the label?

    best
    Michael
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    Unearthed Parmegiani

    For the multitudinous legions of fans of Bernard Parmegiani the great day has finally arrived:

    From DMG:

    BERNARD PARMEGIANI - Les Soleils De L'ile De Paques / La Brulure De Mille Soleils...
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    Martijn Comes/Action Friend

    A couple of new items thanks to the Avant Music News blog:


    https://youtu.be/r3qU-fUZJZs

    Really good...seems like a split release with Giulio Aldinucci. Both extended pieces (about 20 minutes...
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    This is about as stripped down as stripped down...

    This is about as stripped down as stripped down can be. I listened to all 3 recently and it's, well, lets just say it's a commitment. I have no doubt that if you are in the right head space, these...
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    He did something slightly different in Chicago on...

    He did something slightly different in Chicago on that tour. He came out alone (house lights still on) sporting a cute lil stuffed teddy bear and a supershort crew cut. Sat down at the piano and...
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    Wow! Thanks for posting this list! (and everyone...

    Wow! Thanks for posting this list! (and everyone else who has posted their thoughts/experiences.) As I said upthread I'm going to be dipping my toe in...but I think I want to move slowly so I don't...
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    Really? Thats really interesting to me because...

    Really? Thats really interesting to me because I'm sort of a process driven guy. I like to know how things are made, how sounds are produced. (Although some times, well alot of times I just say...
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    I think I should clarify something. When I start...

    I think I should clarify something. When I start dropping names like Parmegiani, Ferrari and Henry within a NWW discussion I totally get those gentlemen are coming from a completely different...
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    Nurse with Wound

    So I spent some time yesterday with a friend who happens to be a fairly serious NWW fan and we got into a discussion about them (him). I know I’ve heard something by him (them) probably years ago...
  42. thats pretty f'en amusing...I think I have a new...

    thats pretty f'en amusing...I think I have a new found admiration of

    THE ELF KING

    Love
    Michael
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    I've got the second one and love it!!! It's...

    I've got the second one and love it!!! It's actually quite heavy...and very guitar-centric. Little Stephanie Wilcox whips herself up into quite the lather on this release.

    best
    Michael
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    Hi, I'm glad you mentioned Stokowski because I...

    Hi,

    I'm glad you mentioned Stokowski because I just listened to his #11 (Houston SO-EMI classics) and was completely blown out of my skivvies! How can it be bad when it says it's recorded in (que...
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    This is great...presses alot of essential buttons...

    This is great...presses alot of essential buttons for me...

    Ambient-yep (somewhat)
    electronically treated acoustic instrument (commonly known as electroacoustic)-yep
    Loopy-yeppers

    Haven't...
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    Maybe a postscript to this thread since it's...

    Maybe a postscript to this thread since it's quiet for a few days.

    First of all, thanks everyone who responded with recommendations! I've procured many of them already and have pretty much spent...
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    Overload...defcon10...overload ...you guys are...

    Overload...defcon10...overload

    ...you guys are awesome!!!

    best
    Michael
  48. Ouch, (I think). If I came across that way,...

    Ouch, (I think). If I came across that way, apologies. I do fall into lapses of trying to be overly clever in my posts which definitely raises the sarcasm quotient. I was conveying what I thought...
  49. One other one I forgot to mention: Sam...

    One other one I forgot to mention:

    Sam Pluta-Broken Symmetries

    Guessing you've heard it but if not, you should!


    https://youtu.be/quT08mPriYw

    best
  50. Couple things here... First of all, the...

    Couple things here...

    First of all, the Matthew Lux record, if I may, i'm going to slightly edit my initial short take on that one. I'm going to take away some of the AEC sound (although it's...
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    Shostakovich 5-Looking for recs

    So I'm going to see the CSO perform this in August. Can you classical mavens give me suggestions on what versions to listen to for prep purposes. I've never heard it before.

    TIA!

    best
    Michael
  52. 3 items-Dan Phillips Trio/Matthew Lux/Ben Thigpen

    Happy Sunday!

    Here are 3 things that have recently been brought to my attention that are new to me. Not sure if they are going to end up on a "Best of..." list but after only one listen each,...
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    Concur about that Horacee Arnold disk Exonerated...

    Concur about that Horacee Arnold disk Exonerated Flea...havent heard Tribe yet but that will change shortly.

    I binged on that Kosmigroov list last summer acquiring an embarrassing amount of music...
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    ps.... Mr Carlberg, thanks for mentioning...

    ps....

    Mr Carlberg, thanks for mentioning David Van Tieghem...a name that I've heard for years (since the 80's maybe?) but never really sampled anything by him. I went ahead and downloaded his...
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    Hi Walt, I didnt realize you edited your...

    Hi Walt,

    I didnt realize you edited your post...yeah, the Serries Microphonics stuff is great. Ever since he became super guitar-centric I think it was a huge step forward for him. Not that I...
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    Andrea Belfi

    Saw him once about 5 or 6 years ago and was impressed. He's a percussionist/electronic artist and, while he may not have the chops of say a Miko Minuteman or a Denny Dannielle...he doesnt need to.
    ...
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    Hainbach-anyone know his music?

    Another artist that has flown under my radar that I wish I discovered alot earlier is Hainbach.

    I just listened to his 2017 release "The Evening Hopefuls" and was mightily floored. I believe what...
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    Stuff that I've been enjoying so far that has...

    Stuff that I've been enjoying so far that has been released this year. Certainly not an exhaustive list (I've been mining this thread and there has already been some phenomenal recs!!) and not in...
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    good choice!!! Sam Pluta is pretty much the...

    good choice!!!

    Sam Pluta is pretty much the shit nowadays...is unique take on electronics is awesome.

    check out the album he did with Peter Evans called called "Event Horizon" or his solo album...
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    https://youtu.be/_AX3m2OVpXU lol, hopefully...

    https://youtu.be/_AX3m2OVpXU

    lol, hopefully this works
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