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Fretless
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Fretless » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:54 pm

Just got this and it's a melancholic, nostalgic trip back to being 17 and miserable - but this band shone as a dim candle in the darkness:

Joy Division - 'The Best of'.

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Why bother with this when I've just got hold of the remastered sets of 'Unknown Pleasures' and 'Closer' ? A couple of reasons:
1) it was cheap (thanks Dodax)
2) it has crisp, improved SQ on the non-album singles 'Transmission', 'Atmosphere' and 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'. (Stunning!)
3) there is a bonus disc with all JD's BBC radio Peel Session tracks (I only had a cassette of this) also perfectly remastered.

Still in heavy JD mode with the expanded editions of the first 3 New Order albums also coming soon. The difference that the newer versions makes is pronounced, far more of Martin Hannett's subtle studio effects are audible (and he loved his effects). Steven Morris metronomic drumming is shown up in sharp relief and reveals an emerging talent for rhythmic variation. Barney and Hooky are still learning how to play as they go along - but you are aware of their determination to make great music. And Ian Curtis - a genius with lyrics and a unique performer who never got to where he should have gone to.
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by keepitsimplestupid » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:28 pm

bedhead - Ryan Adams. A 338 track live outtakes compilation. I think it'll end up sub 120 tracks.

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CN211276 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:45 am

Hughes/Thrall
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Andy-831 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:27 pm

"Farewell Aldebaran" Henske and Yester on vinyl
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Quad 303; 606 or Bel Canto Set 40 or NG 300B Set Monoblocks
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CN211276 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:44 pm

Rush - Clockwork Angels
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

NVA BMU, Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Qutest, NVA P90SA, NVA A80sMk2, NVA Cube 3s, NVA TSCS, NVA TIS mk2. Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, NVA Phono 1, NVA SSP Mk2, Grado SR 325e, headphones, Chord Mojo.

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Fretless » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:22 am

CN211276 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:44 pm
Rush - Clockwork Angels
A surprisingly good album, that.
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CN211276 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:00 am

Fretless wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:22 am
CN211276 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:44 pm
Rush - Clockwork Angels
A surprisingly good album, that.
It was good that they went out on a high note. Snakes and arrows is also a very strong album.
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

NVA BMU, Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Qutest, NVA P90SA, NVA A80sMk2, NVA Cube 3s, NVA TSCS, NVA TIS mk2. Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, NVA Phono 1, NVA SSP Mk2, Grado SR 325e, headphones, Chord Mojo.

Second system
Arcam Miniblink Bluetooth DAC, Marantz pm 5004, Wharfdale Diamond 121, NVA LS2.

Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Fretless » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:13 am

It is strange how one's tastes shift through time. Recently I have fallen for an album that I found dull as ditchwater when it was released.

'Smile's OK' by The Hope Blister.

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Probably unfamiliar to most - but this is a continuation of the 'This Mortal Coil' project run by 4AD boss Ivo Watts-Russell and producer John Fryer. TMC made 3 astonishing albums and had a rotating cast of players and singers culled from the label's roster of acts like: The Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance and The Wolfgang Press.

The idea behind This Mortal Coil was to re-invent songs from the likes of Tim Buckley, Judy Collins, Van Morrison, etc. for the 'modern age' and pour a tasteful sauce of atmospheric wistfulness over everything. Simply gorgeous is an understatement.

With 'Hope Blister', Ivo tried to distill this concept into a band based around singer Louise Rutkowski, bassist Lawrence O'Keefe and string arranger Audrey Riley. The resulting album is more stripped-down and delicate than TMC but retains the otherwordly sharpness that pierces through to the emotional core of each song and lays it bare.

The Hope Blister - Let The Happiness In
The Hope Blister - Only Human
This Mortal Coil - Song To The Siren
This Mortal Coil - Morning Glory
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Mississippi Blind Child Assburn » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:16 pm

Cocksuckers:
Blind Chile be list to sum Floyd rarities:

'74 Syd Barrett sessions (20 minutes instrumental. good sound) his LAST last sessions from Abbey Road studio. Fleshed-out and finished by a Barrett fanboy

Pink Floyd - Moonhead (I dont think this was in their recent (expensive) box set.) (9 minutes music to some fantasy documentary or wotever. Real dreamy,spacey & good - loike UMMAGUMMA/Atom Heart/ material. )


Syd Barrett Peel Session (13 minutes -Baby Lemonade,Effervecent Elephant, Gigalo aunt, Two of a Kind) TOP sound.

Gilmour 16 minutes instrumental ,4 twacks , (Rick Wright said ter be on keys on fust twack) sum narrashun saarnd loike voice o' Arfur C. Twattin' Clark.Done to the
1995 documentary 'The Colours of Infinity'



Blind Chile doan care iffin yews suck-arf Sammay or not, yer no gerrin' dis music frum me.

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Mississippi Blind Child Assburn » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:06 pm

Listening now to

ACCORDO DEI CONTRARI -VIOLATO INTATO (it, 2017)

audiofools have no clue.

It's North American Indians doing rap with pan-global musics moves. BUY IT, JIMMEHS!

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