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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:11 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

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« Rapsodies » wrote:
« Jon » wrote:
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Bel Canto 's Keena Mareeme CD-single, the one with the wrong cover (I'd love someone to tell me why, by the way), since it does not have Unicorn at all but two interesting B-side tracks. I'll always be a fan of that group (excepting their last album, that unbearable marketing-driven slop).


Strange...it's called Unicorn but hasn't got the track on it? I can ask Anneli about it on Facebook, if I'm lucky she will reply. Very Happy

Beyond The Within may be my favourite Bel Canto track ever, unbelievable that it wasn't featured on the 1992 album.

You mean you didn't like Dorothy's Victory from 2002? I personally think that' s a very fine album.

Saw them live several times, the last time a few years ago.


Yes, this CD has got Keena Mareeme, Beyond the Within and a remix of The Suffering. I find these two rarities splendid and, indeed, I believe that they should have been included in one of their albums.

Sorry about their last album, I should have used more respectful words. It was a big disappointment to me. To me, it sounded like the end of a wonderful adventure, which it was, since their group ended after that.


Bel Canto didn't "end" after Dorothy's Victory. They haven't released any more music, but they still play live from time to time. I saw them in 2015.

I think there are many good tracks on Dorothy's Victory: Night Lady, Ladonia, You Rock My World Tonight and Disappear Club 5 are my favourites.

Night Lady:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t1h0klhX58


They're still playing live ? Nice. You were lucky to see them.

Night Lady sounds pleasant to me (thanks for the link), but still a far cry from Birds of Passage, my favourite album. It's all about tastes, I guess.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:48 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Klaus Schulze || Irrlicht (1972)

on vinyl...

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Tomita || Firebird (1975, Vocalion 2019)

on SACD...

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Before I immerse myself in the massive new TD box, I wanted to mention this one...

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Concept Devices - Conceptus Fabrica

An album from Martyn Greenwood. Have to say this really is something special. It is an album of great subtlety with gradually developing melodies , sequences and themes. Hints of the Dream, Berlin School and some more ambient moments. Reminiscent of the wonderful Steve Jolliffe album I have.

I thoroughly recommend this. Samples on Bandcamp. Order the CD and you also get a full download. Great piece of work that I will revisit many times.

https://conceptdevices.bandcamp.com/album/conceptus-fabrica

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« thirdsystem » wrote:
Before I immerse myself in the massive new TD box, I wanted to mention this one...

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Concept Devices - Conceptus Fabrica

An album from Martyn Greenwood. Have to say this really is something special. It is an album of great subtlety with gradually developing melodies , sequences and themes. Hints of the Dream, Berlin School and some more ambient moments. Reminiscent of the wonderful Steve Jolliffe album I have.

I thoroughly recommend this. Samples on Bandcamp. Order the CD and you also get a full download. Great piece of work that I will revisit many times.

https://conceptdevices.bandcamp.com/album/conceptus-fabrica


I had a listen to the samples before and think that especially the solos are quite appalling. As an example the melody at around the 1.30 mark on bandcamp sounds like it's played by a 3-year ols on a cheap keyboard.

I'm glad I spent my money on...

Johannes Schmoelling - Zeit Unendlich?

Great musicianship and he seems to be a very humble, even shy person.

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I had a listen to the samples before and think that especially the solos are quite appalling. As an example the melody at around the 1.30 mark on bandcamp sounds like it's played by a 3-year ols on a cheap keyboard.


Blimey. Bit unfair to say that I feel, especially after hearing samples. The album is 70 minutes and really is excellent. I heard a track on the Dreamscape radio podcast and liked it. Ron Boots was enthusiastic about the album and this is well justified I think. Each to their own though.

Martyn actually posts on here, or posted. I am sure he will be interested to read the discussion.

Not heard Schmoeling/Waters yet, really fancy getting it however Tangerine Dream and Be Bop Deluxe Box Sets have totally cleared me out.

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I had a listen to the samples before and think that especially the solos are quite appalling.

Blimey. Bit unfair to say that I feel, especially after hearing samples. The album is 70 minutes and really is excellent.

Good to hear you like the album. I still think the solo I heard was of such a quality that I don't want to listen to the full album. And maybe I'm missing an excellent album because of that. So be it.

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Ron Boots was enthusiastic about the album and this is well justified I think.


Ron has been enthusiastic about quite a few albums that I didn't like at all lately. Eloy Fritsch's Journey... and Spyra's InSPYRAtion for example.

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Each to their own though.

Exactly. Smile

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I was bored and they had free shipping at jpc.de, so I bought

Klaus Schulze - La Vie Electronique 5 & 6

(Yes Michael, I’m buying KS again... Wink)

And since I was in classic mode anyway - and triggered by the enthusiastic reactions on this forum - I added

Tangerine Dream - In Search Of Hades.

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In Search of Hades just arrived. Impressive packaging, to say the least!
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« VCO1 » wrote:
In Search of Hades just arrived. Impressive packaging, to say the least!


My own copy of In Search of Hades has arrived, too. It is a magnificent object, indeed. I'll be able to start listening to the music this week-end. I'm looking forward to it.

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« VCO1 » wrote:
I was bored and they had free shipping at jpc.de, so I bought

Klaus Schulze - La Vie Electronique 5 & 6

(Yes Michael, I’m buying KS again... Wink)


Well, I hope You'll enjoy these two sets. For sure, they belong to my favorites in the series (although I guess I like LVE 3 and 7 better still - but these are just gradual differences…).

Of course, the quality (both of audio and the music itself) isn't all even in these recordings. And most (if not all of them) are live recordings, and therefore are rather raw and unpolished, and based on improvisation, which (I guess) may not always be Your cup of tea. Then again, Schulze certainly was riding on a wave of inspiration during this high time of the Golden 70s, and even if not everything might be perfect, there are plenty of magical moments and passages contained in these recordings. Some of it is just as good as his official releases from the same time, or even better…

My favorite tracks would include "Vie de rêve", "Nostalgic Echo" and "The Poet" from LVE 5 (while for example "Berlin Schöneberg" seems to be one of the weaker tracks).
On LVE 6, I really adore both "Schwanensee" parts, "Inside The Harlequin" and "La vie secrète" - all in all, to me LVE 6 seems to be a tad better still than LVE 5...

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And since I was in classic mode anyway - and triggered by the enthusiastic reactions on this forum - I added

Tangerine Dream - In Search Of Hades.


Really I wish I could afford it, but in fact I need to invest my small funds into other things at the moment rather…

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Harold Faltermeyer - Fletch Lives (Soundtrack CD 1989/2019)

https://lalalandrecords.com/fletch-lives-limited-edition/

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« BruecknerAmbient » wrote:
Well, I hope You'll enjoy these two sets. For sure, they belong to my favorites in the series (although I guess I like LVE 3 and 7 better still - but these are just gradual differences…).

I've been listening to the first 2 discs of LVE 5 so far, and they didn't disappoint. Looking forward to listening to the remainder of LVE 5 and LVE 6.

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« VCO1 » wrote:
I've been listening to the first 2 discs of LVE 5 so far, and they didn't disappoint. Looking forward to listening to the remainder of LVE 5 and LVE 6.




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6 LPs for $7:

Imagination - In The Heat Of The Night
Yazoo - You And Me Both
Dave Grusin - Night Lines
Rick Wakeman - 1984
Jon Eberson Group - Polarities
Andreas Vollenweider - White Winds

+

Mike & The Mechanics - Living Years CD
Pat Metheny Group - Speaking Of Now CD

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