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 Posted:   Dec 27, 2009 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I have heard Autobahn now, and I have to say it didn't exactly blow my socks off. Too primitive and old school...

For me, that's one of the album's most attractive qualities. The music has an organic quality that is almost nonexistent in synth-based recordings I've heard from later decades, which sound too processed and polished to my ears.

I agree, although I like newer stuff too.

 Posted:   Dec 27, 2009 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Tangerine Dream - Chandra
Michael Stearns - Planetary Unfolding
Electric Light Orchestra - Out Of The Blue
Billy Paul - War Of The Gods / Goin East

Chandra...interesting. So you're not one of the many TD fans on this board who refuse to buy anything by TD after 1987? :-D

How is Chandra? I will probably buy Views From A Red Train before, which I have heard many people praise.

LOL yeah I'm not one of those who automatically disregard anything post mid-80s . TD has done some good , some bad, some indifferent over the past 20 years. But if you refuse to give anything post - Schmoelling a try, you miss some great stuff. The brilliant Seven Letters From Tibet and Mota Atma, for instance. Also the tracks from their "cupdisk" series overall, like Snoring Wacthes Sleeping in Silence, have been very very potent.

Overall Chandra is a mixed bag, less of the hard rock and or dance/techno Jerome Froese was so fond of, now that it's essentially a duo again TD may find it's footing again

 Posted:   Dec 27, 2009 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

My brother got it for me as a birthday gift, though it was a day late because he'd misplaced it. Haha!! After 2007's Lost Highway (which had too much of a country influence for me, though I do like country), it's a welcome return to form, but 2005's Have A Nice Day is a tough act to follow. Still, this has some great tunes, with the opening track, "We Weren't Born To Follow," a guaranteed "sing along with in the car" song. big grin

 Posted:   Dec 27, 2009 - 6:55 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

MARTIN ORFORD (EX-IQ KEYBOARDIST) THE OLD ROAD (has guest appearance by John Wetton)

all highly recommended!

Gandalf is still going strong? I have never really heard much of his stuff, fearing it might be in the Andreas Vollenweider category of fluffy new age.

Is Mark Dwane electronic music?

Mark Dwane composes and records on MIDI guitar (as well as "normal" guitars) triggering various synth modules. I love the feel of his soundscapes...he has his own unique sound. I prefer Gandalf's earlier work to what he's doing nowadays on the US Real Music label..which is pleasant enough and melodic but slightly lightweight.

 Posted:   Dec 27, 2009 - 7:01 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

From our own Charles Thaxton...


 Posted:   Dec 28, 2009 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

I like this thread. I have been curious what people on this board listen to musically other than film scores. I was an 80's child so I still love heavy metal too ! I like some new bands (or what I would call new) like Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, and Saliva, but I still like some of the artists still around from when I was younger.

SLAYER...World Painted Blood
Paul Shortino...Chasing My Dream
The Screamin' Lords (featuring Kelly Keeling)
Paris Keeling...Revisited
Shadow Gallery...Digital Ghosts

I am SO looking forward to the new John Norum CD slated for a 2010 release ! John Norum is the man on guitar !

 Posted:   Dec 28, 2009 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   workingwithknives   (Member)

One of my favorite recordings is the Grusin / Rosen production "In A Digital Mood" released in the early 80's. Picked up a vinyl copy a few years back and really enjoy the classic Glenn Miller orchestra music which was so popular back in the 30's and 40's. Dave Grusin and company makes it all sound better than any other rendition in my opinion. A few months ago I finally picked up the CD of "In A Digital" mood and gave it a relisten. Sounds great! I love the old big bands... Glenn Miller, Les Brown, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman (especially Woody Herman). All the work those guys did over the years sounds better now than ever especially when considered next to so much substandard horseshit being produced and marketed by the sheister scum in the so-called entertainment industry.

Well anyway, a couple of days ago I found the 24k gold disc of "In A Digital Mood" for $5.00 American currency. The package inclused a fat booklet packed with oodles of info and pictures. The gold disc is a thing of beauty.


 Posted:   Dec 28, 2009 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   Suicide is imminent   (Member)

 Posted:   Jan 1, 2010 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Finally nabbed a copy for $25.00 !!!

The liner notes are a bit skimpy but the package is lovely and the music wonderful

 Posted:   Jan 1, 2010 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING-KING CRIMSON deluxe box set with new 5.1 remixes etc.-a Christmas giftsmile

 Posted:   Jan 1, 2010 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

Finally nabbed a copy for $25.00 !!!

The liner notes are a bit skimpy but the package is lovely and the music wonderful

If I had a choice of what one non-film score CD I could take on a desert island this would be it. Les's finest with sound that rivals the recordings of today. Thumbs up on snagging this one!

 Posted:   Feb 2, 2010 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (1992/1994 Remaster CD)

Actually the oldest album (1973) I have got in my collection, from when music started to get interesting for me.

 Posted:   Feb 2, 2010 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (1992/1994 Remaster CD)

Actually the oldest album (1973) I have got in my collection, from when music started to get interesting for me.

Thumbs WAY up for that one, FB. One of the alltime classic albums!

 Posted:   Feb 2, 2010 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Received today:


Simon's follow-up "musical"/concept album to the successful EXCALIBUR - A MYTHIC VOYAGE album. Lots of high-class guest performers - Alan Parsons, John A. Helliwell (from Supertramp), John Wetton, Jon Anderson, Andreas Wollenweider etc. Lovely melodic, contemporary celtic "pop-rock". I think you would like these albums, FB.

 Posted:   Feb 3, 2010 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Unknown project to me, but a couple of interesting names there of course.

 Posted:   Feb 27, 2010 - 5:06 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Got this used CD in the mail today, for about 8 dollars:

Peter Maunu - Warm Sound In A Gray Field (Narada Records, 1990)

Should be of interest for film music fans, as guys like Mark Isham, Patrick O' Hearn and Kurt Wortman play on the album. The title track is melodic melancholy of the highest class, just as I love it. Sadly, this is Maunu's only solo album.

He has played on several film scores for composres like Isham, O'Hearn, Colombier, Cliff Martinez, Chris Young and Mark Adler:

Samples from the album:

 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   workingwithknives   (Member)

Most recently and worthy of note...

A couple of tracks were featured on the "Music Inspired By The Thing With Two Heads" LP...


 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Most recently and worthy of note...

Thanks can remember checking out samples on this a while back and thinking that I would like to check it out,but had forgot all about it, you have put it back on my Radar Again. smile

 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Have a copy of this one on the way smile

 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Got this one Couple of months or so ago Great album.


Samples J-Player

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