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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:58 pm

I suppose "KC meets Liquid Tension Experiment" might be more accurate, since Gordian Knot is an instrumental band. (LTE basically sounds like DT minus vocals...)
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:52 pm

Tohpati Bertiga - Faces (2017)

Latest release from Indonesian jazz/rock/funk fusion power trio Tohpati Bertiga. ("Tohpati" is the name of the guitarist in this band, and apparently "bertiga" is Indonesian for "trio".) If you're into high-energy jazz/rock you need to check this one out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcZGvo9s-LM
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:31 pm

Mastermind - Insomnia (2010)

Prog metal with a female lead vocalist. (Ned - Same band that did the ELP cover I linked the other day, but with a different vocalist.)

A couple of the better tracks (second one is actually an instrumental):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7GD_ps7C_U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LFGh9_Q_7Q

...and getting off on a tangent, the later Mastermind lineups have also featured Jens Johansson, who IMO is a vastly underappreciated keyboard player. Here's him playing some mean organ in Jonas Hellborg's band:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GK7f9d3TMo

He really owns the middle section of that piece starting at around 2:25. (And that's his brother Anders pounding the sh*t out of the drumkit.)
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:54 am

30 years...

30 years from those teenage years when I first sat and watched the Macneil/Lehrer News Hour on PBS. And that theme music, wow, it was mesmerizing. Just the 20 or 30 seconds they played it, I lived for that. Every night I came for the music, and stayed for the news and discussion. Once, near the year's end, the end credits played a lot longer than usual. It opened up even more of this symphonic masterpiece that has haunted me for so long. But I never knew who composed it. Always, I wished I had a way to hear it in its entirety.

I remember in the 1990's I called up the nearest classical station to where I lived (WCPE Raleigh) and asked a gentleman by the name of Joe Purcell if he knew that piece. He was awesome enough to watch the show and give me a call back. It wasn't anything he could place, and his knowledge of the classics was about as good as it gets. He figured it was just a short they recorded for the TV show's bookends, not an excerpt from a full composition. So it remained classical unobtanium.

Then comes the internet, yay technology. Every once in a while (years at a time would pass) I would search for "Macneil Lehrer soundtrack" or the like. For a long time the only search results I ever got were other people trying to find out what this piece of music was, or how to get it. A fruitless endeavor.

So you know how this goes. Last month the thought struck me again to search. I didn't realize how much time had passed since the last notion to do so. But there it was. There it freaking was:

https://www.amazon.com/Bernard-Hoffer-M ... 178&sr=8-1

Recorded in 2011. Why on earth did it take so long?

I received it yesterday. I sat in my car and started playing the CD, and tears just came uncontrollably. I closed my eyes and it was the 1980's again. Like being reunited with a friend you lost touch with for 2/3rds of your life.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:25 am

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:15 am

Cynic - Kindly Bent to Free Us (2014)

It seems I've found a new musical tangent to pursue. The common thread here is that this band has the same drummer and bass player as Gordian Knot, the band I posted about a couple of days ago. They're not exactly prolific (only 3 full-length albums and an EP over 2+ decades), but there's a lot to like here. Prog rock with jazzy influences, and some truly superb bass playing.

This release (their latest) seems to occupy a space that somewhat overlaps the one inhabited by Porcupine Tree, while their first release [Focus (1993)] is in more of a technical prog metal vein.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7XTQ8-IEe8
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:21 pm

Gordian Knot - Gordian Knot (1999)

The other album by the band I posted about a few days ago. Just arrived today; it's apparently out of print, so I ordered a used copy from an Amazon 3rd party seller. Also recognizably influenced by King Crimson (and Trey Gunn guests). Good stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2UkQudlLiI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGFqcG8SJ_c
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:46 pm

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:19 pm

Cynic - The Portal Tapes (released 2012, originally recorded in 1994)

Not really a Cynic album, but a set of demos for a short-lived side project, eventually released (nearly 2 decades later) under the Cynic moniker. Much more laid back than Cynic's other releases, with a female co-lead vocalist. Hard to describe... spacey ambient/prog? Very good sound quality for a demo.

Captain Ned, you might want to check this one out.... :wink:

The first couple of tracks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXShQrjWJ30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ54700rlDc
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:20 am

Cynic - Carbon-Based Anatomy (2011)

Yet another Cynic release. This is quite good, in spite of its short (23 minutes) length. Spacey prog, with ambient interludes.

The title track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKqvViz4jes
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:27 am

Some serious potential there. Need to buy a new CD rack based on all of the $$ you've spent for me over the last year. 8)
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:41 am

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:32 pm

Anovoca wrote:
I personally just picked up Black Clouds and Silver Linings and have that going at work. Always been a fan of the songs on the album but never actually owned any Dream Theater until now. I am pretty convinced that The Count of Tuscany is the most underappreciated song in Rock history.

Bit of a semi-necro (you posted that about a week ago), but FWIW my favorite DT albums are (in no particular order):

Images and Words (1992)
Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory (1999)
Train of Thought (2003)
Systematic Chaos (2007)
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:06 pm

Soft Works - Abracadabra (2003)

This has been in my collection for a number of years, but I haven't listened to it in a while. This album is basically a reunion of several former members of '70s British psych/jazz/rock band Soft Machine. Some great reed work from Elton Dean, and Allan Holdsworth adds his own unique guitar sounds (chiming chords, volume pedal washes, and rapid-fire chromatic solos).
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:24 am

just brew it! wrote:
Anovoca wrote:
I personally just picked up Black Clouds and Silver Linings and have that going at work. Always been a fan of the songs on the album but never actually owned any Dream Theater until now. I am pretty convinced that The Count of Tuscany is the most underappreciated song in Rock history.

Bit of a semi-necro (you posted that about a week ago)


rmmm, last time I posted anything to this form was several months ago and it was Sound of Muzak. Maybe someone else said it?



Edit: Oh wow, nm. I read that as you were calling me semi necro and saying I was repeating myself because I had already said the exact same thing earlier. XD
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:38 am

If it's on point to the thread and not spammy, it is not necro.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:44 am

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Little Wing

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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:44 am

Switching up the playlist a bit this morning.

ISIS - Panopticon
Novembre - Materia
Daylight Dies - Lost to the Living
Rapture - Songs for the Withering
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:47 am

The Egg wrote:
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Little Wing

Guy was ridiculous.


Great song, though for my money it doesn't get better than Steve Vai performing it live.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6HMpoyxisY
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:39 am

@Anovoca - Sorry for the confusion.
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Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:06 am

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@Anovoca - Sorry for the confusion.


Hahaha no worries.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:01 pm

Konstantin Scherbakov - Beethoven's 9th Symphony (original composition 1824, transcription by Franz Liszt 1865, this performance 2004)

An adaptation of Beethoven's final symphony, for solo piano instead of orchestra and chorus. An interesting (and quite enjoyable IMO) recording for fans of Beethoven and/or virtuoso keyboard performance. Not entirely surprisingly, it comes off feeling somewhat like a long-lost late period Beethoven piano sonata.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:12 pm

Marty Fogel - Many Bobbing Heads At Last (1989)

Slightly off-kilter experimental/fusion album by relatively unknown reed player Marty Fogel, featuring a couple of my favorite musicians (David Torn on guitar, Michael Shrieve on drums) as sidemen. Haven't listened to this in years. Once you get past the annoying, repetitive sound effects on the opening track (WTF is that, bird tweets?), it's actually pretty good.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:52 pm

Everyman Band - Without Warning (1985)

Following the Fogel/Torn tangent (they're both on this one). More mutant fusion from the neglected corners of the music collection. This is really good (I like it better than the Fogel solo album from the above post), and it got me wondering whether this ensemble had done anything else. Indeed they have, but unfortunately, their self-titled debut was never re-issued on CD. Debating whether to order a used vinyl copy... I'll probably cave eventually, since it's now been added to my official "wish list" spreadsheet. :lol:
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:15 pm

The Clash - Train In Vain on FM
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:35 am

Burnt Belief - Burnt Belief (2012)
Burnt Belief - Etymology (2014)

I've mentioned this ensemble briefly before, but didn't describe it much. They're a collaboration between guitarist Jon Durant, and bassist Colin Edwin (Edwin is a former member of Porcupine Tree). Ambient and ethereal. Nothing particularly groundbreaking here composition-wise, but impeccable musicianship and production values... excellent music to zone out and relax to. I hear echoes of David Torn in Durant's playing, but he's less "out there"... more restrained. Etymology has more "bite", and is my favorite of the two.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:02 pm

Tusk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InjF8xj93LU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrRVW-p8SJ8

There was a time ('79-'80 or so) when the first vid (the Dodger Stadium one, with Stevie showing off her mad HS majorette skills) had me seriously looking at USC as my university of choice just so I could join the Trojan Band.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:19 pm

Ahh, Tusk. What a glorious mess of an album.
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:29 pm

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Ahh, Tusk. What a glorious mess of an album.

With a drum beat that everyone knows.
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Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:26 pm

Not exactly a "what are you listening to"... more of a "what will you be listening to in a few days", or possibly "what did you listen to 50 years ago", but this seemed like the most appropriate place to post this.

The news of Chuck Berry's death touched off a series of web/Wikipedia tangents, which led me (via info about Chess Records) to the discovery of a recording that I think I remember from my early childhood: https://www.amazon.com/Hour-Ramsey-Lewi ... 194&sr=1-1

The cover image seems eerily familiar, and the original release date of 1959 would put it in the right timeframe to have been in my parents' record collection when I first became musically aware. I also have this vague recollection of a piano-led acoustic jazz album that was an integral part of the sonic backdrop of my early years. (Mom was a music fan, into everything from Beethoven to Ella Fitzgerald to show tunes to the Beatles and Dylan.)

I may have just re-discovered a small, long-lost piece of my childhood. I ordered it; I'll let y'all know if it pans out.
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