Of audiofools and Prog Mastermen

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Re: Of audiofools and Prog Mastermen

Unread post by Bencat57 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:01 pm

Well I do like some prog but by no means all . To keep with the spirit of sharing I am 62 years old and first prog album I bought was King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King , mainly if i am honest for 21st Century Schizoid Man which I played many times . Then Yes the Yes Album , Family , Gentle Giant , Camel , Genesis (Peter Gariel period only) . I still like and play much of this today but I also like , Punk , Reggae , Funk , Soul , R&B , Jazz , Alternative , Rai , Hi Life ,Mali Music , Son , Dessert Blues , Samba ,Bhangra , Argentinian Tango , Fado , Flamenco , Rap Flamenco , Gypsy , Gypsy Punk and many more too many to list .

My knowledge covers lots of these styles and artists in all of them but none of them in depth . I still actively collect music and buy around 4/5 CD's per week sometimes more . In then end I suppose the best way to some it up is I like music and that means anything that sounds good or even just interesting to my ear Philip Glass being interesting but not always easy to listen . The big hole in my listening is Classical Music which I have never been able to get a handle on due to very poor treatment from some Liverpool Classical stores years ago .

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Re: Of audiofools and Prog Mastermen

Unread post by Fretless » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:47 pm

Try some Steve Reich: start with 'Music for 18 Musicians' and 'Electric Counterpoint' done by Pat Metheny.

John Adams 'Shaker Loops' and 'A short ride in a fast machine' are also pretty accessible.
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Re: Of audiofools and Prog Mastermen

Unread post by Bencat57 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:05 pm

Okay bought the Electric Counterpoint CD and the Shaker Loops one . Will give them a listen when they arrive.

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Re: Of audiofools and Prog Mastermen

Unread post by Lurcher300b » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:13 pm

Would also recommend Different Trains.

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Re: Of audiofools and Prog Mastermen

Unread post by Fretless » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:55 pm

Lurcher300b wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Would also recommend Different Trains.
Yes, definitely. :dance:
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Re: Of audiofools and Prog Mastermen

Unread post by Bencat57 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:37 pm

Different Trains by who ?

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Re: Of audiofools and Prog Mastermen

Unread post by Lurcher300b » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:40 pm

Bencat57 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:37 pm
Different Trains by who ?
Steve Reich again.

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Re: Of audiofools and Prog Mastermen

Unread post by Fretless » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:15 am

The Reich Nonesuch release of Pat Metheny 'Electric Counterpoint' also contains 'Different Trains' performed by the Kronos quartet. This is a work for string quartet and pre-recorded tapes containing vocal snippets and sound effects of steam trains.

This composition is semi-autobiographical: part 1 is inspired by Reich's childhood in the 1930's where he spent much time on trains travelling between his estranged parents on separate sides of the american continent, part 2 is dark moods with the trains run in Nazi Germany, transporting Jewish populations to concentration camps and part 3 deals with the new post-war optimism in the US.

Steve Reich - Different Trains (Part 1)

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Just put it on when you're driving on the motorway - utterly hypnotic. :grin:
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Re: Of audiofools and Prog Mastermen

Unread post by keepitsimplestupid » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:51 am

Engypoos wrote:
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Call him Trampus...... He likes that.
One wonders what one should call him.

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