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Moon Cat
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 16 September 2017 CE
Sep 17, 2017, 21:26
Julian Cope - Drunken Songs

Jay Tausig - Continuum, 5 Second Hour Glass, Crystalline, Infinite Space, Views from a Lawnchair in the Galactic Meadow, Walking Through The Mists

Vodun - Possession
Adult Cinema - Teaser Trailer
Santana - Supernatural
DJ Krust - Coded Language
Logical Progression vol 3 - feat Intense live
Kenny Burrell (and the All Stars) - All Day Long, All Night Long
Vaughn Williams - Best of.
Mithras - On Strange Loops
Diagonal - st/2nd Mechanism

Have a nice week sound sniffers ! x
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 16 September 2017 CE
Sep 17, 2017, 21:50
The Apples In Stereo - Electronic Projects For Musicians

Be Bop Deluxe - Futurama / Sunburst Finish / Modern Music

David Bowie - The Forgotten Songs Of David Robert Jones / Blackstar

Alice Coltrane - Live UCLA Royce Hall, LA 18/2/06

John Coltrane - Coltrane Jazz / Coltrane's Sound

Miles Davis - Bags Groove / Relaxin' / Miles Ahead / Milestones / Olympia Mar 20th 1960 / Get Up With It / Big Fun

Jon Hassell/ Brian Eno - Fourth World Vol. 1: Possible Musics

Keith Jarrett - Expectations

King Crimson - Islands / Starless & Bible Black / Red / Collectable King Crimson Volume 1 (Mainz 1974 & Ashbury Park 1974) / The ConstruKction Of Light

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery

Lazy Smoke - Corridor Of Faces

Le Stelle Di Maio Schlfano - Deticato A ...

John McLaughlin - Shakti

Bill Nelson - The Love That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart) / Optimism

The Rain Parade - Beyond The Sunset

Spacemen 3 - The Perfect Prescription

Sun Ra - Space Is The Place

David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees / Alchemy: An Index Of Possibilities / Secrets Of The Beehive

Synanthesia - S/t

Traffic - S/t / John Barleycorn Must Die / The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys / Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other / H -To He Who Am The Only One / Pawn Hearts
keith a
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 16 September 2017 CE
Sep 17, 2017, 22:19
TFCF - Liars
Two plays in and it's sounding interesting.

Hippopotamus - Sparks
Now that Bowie has left us I'm struggling to think of anyone else who was making records 40+ years ago who is still releasing new material as strong as the Mael Brothers.

Black Sessions 2011 - Wire
Not really one for the casual fan really as even I found it hard to rave about this one when I played it this week. Highlight is probably the version of the two chord thrash that is Moreover.

Doctor Syntax – Edwyn Collins

Drunken Songs – Julian Cope

Phantom Radio – Mark Lanegan Band

S/T – Moodymann

Adrift - Tarwater

Bush Doctor – Peter Tosh

Psychic Karaoke – Transglobal Underground
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 16 September 2017 CE
Sep 17, 2017, 22:23
keith a wrote:
TFCF - Liars
Two plays in and it's sounding interesting.

I'm quite enjoying it, much prefer it to 'wixiw' or 'mess'. You'd never guess it was pretty much Angus on his own, still has that quintessential 'Liars-ness' about it. Deffo my fav Liars album for a while.
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 16 September 2017 CE
Sep 17, 2017, 23:10
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers. On first listen, as you’d expect, though it seems more polished than their last album, with less patience-trying atonal drones. Reminded me a bit of Yanqui U.X.O. in that respect. The whole thing streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3GcRp1d7AA

Mt. Mountain – OMED / EP. Moody, atmospheric desert psych from Australian band. These are their first releases from a few years ago, now reissued by Cardinal Fuzz. Recommended: https://mtmountain.bandcamp.com/album/omed

Trojan Horse – Fukushima Surfer Boys. Crazy modern prog types throw some electronic beats and sub bass into the mix, with pleasing results. There’s a lot to take in, but Steven Wilson it ain’t, so hurrah for that… https://trojanhorse.bandcamp.com/album/fukushima-surfer-boys

Oddfellow's Casino – Oh, Sealand. Pastoral psychedelicist gets worked up about Brexit Britain, as well he might. Some really good stuff here: https://microcultures.bandcamp.com/album/oh-sealand

Gilroy Mere – The Green Line

The Radiation Flowers – Summer Loop

Amplifier – Trippin’ With Dr. Faustus

Gökçen Kaynatan – s/t

VA – Kiss The Sky. “Mind-bending” MOJO psych comp, a few clunkers but actually rather good, and props for including the wonderful Hedvig Mollestad Trio. And a couple of cuts that I’d been a bit ambivalent about before, which I can now report are in fact excellent ;-) Black Moutain’s ‘Mothers Of The Sun’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_USHKQ4Ntc8 and Wolf People’s ‘Night Witch’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmKt76_wtHs

Listen With Father:

Pretty Things – S.F. Sorrow. Marvellous album, and I’m sure the kids were entertained by seeing their father get particularly excited when this track came on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y3xrZ_ZJIg love Dick Taylor’s proto-Fripp guitaring and such an amazing arrangement.

R is for…

Raw Material – s/t / Time Is… Obscure early 70s combo. The first album is pleasant enough psych/blues proto-prog (though check this piece of spoken word craziness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aExl9tNQSZ0), but Time Is… is the must-hear for fans of King Crimson and Van Der Graaf Generator, being, as one wag on Amazon put it, pretty much a straight combination of the two, but with all the difficult bits taken out. Now, you may well say that the difficult bits are the whole point of KC and VDGG, but it’s still a very enjoyable listen, even if the first track ‘borrows’ rather heavily from ‘Killer’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwe8kspO89Y
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 16 September 2017 CE
Sep 18, 2017, 10:00
Fitter Stoke wrote:
Always enjoy your lists, FBC - not least because we seem to share many records in common. You've encouraged me to dig out my Michael Nesmith LPs and my Jeno Jando Beethoven CDs, the latter bought when Woolies sold Naxos at £4 a throw. Happy days.

It's quite disorienting working your way through the Nesmith back catalogue and going from 'Ranch Stash' to 'The Prison' which sounds like it came 10 years later rather than the following year. I used to think this was due to the remixing he did for a later re-issue, but I've now managed to find the original mix and it's still surprisingly synth-y for 1974.

I do like those Naxos CDs - something very pleasing about the uniformity of the design (which I even ripped off for some EP's I released on Bandcamp) and they always seem to be good quality recordings at a cheap price. As we've discussed before, Beethoven is a composer who had a huge impact on me from an early age, but I still wonder why when I go through all his symphonies or sonatas or concertos in sequence there are some which hit me every time but others that merely impress from a technical point of view but I find otherwise un-involving, and I feel like I'm listening as a novice. I know you mentioned that you often get the most out of some works by having the score in front of you, but surely old Ludwig wanted his music to connect more easily than that?
Fitter Stoke
Fitter Stoke
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 16 September 2017 CE
Sep 19, 2017, 09:43
I dunno. Even the greatest of geniuses have the right to tread water every now and then. Beethoven, like other composers who time has honoured as great, left us with an astonishing amount of incredible music. However, it was his profession as well as his art, and I suspect he sometimes had to focus on his clients' needs as well as his own. (For the former, I'd cite 'Wellington's Victory' as an example, which falls short of being awful but is still pretty trite, insubstantial fayre from the pen of such a master.) And you're right - not all of the piano sonatas shine as brightly as the Hammerklavier or Appassionata. Mind you, it's great when you get to hear a recording that takes a lesser work out of the cold and into your psyche - and that's what keeps us (well, me anyway) listening and collecting.
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