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#41 stoopid

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 01:31 PM

No-man was one of SW's side projects.  Been meaning to check it out.


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 05:05 PM

I try to build balance between high-energy/aggressive stuff and more mellow stuff. Relaxing in the morning before everyone is up and more pumpin' later in the day.

No-man is definitely on the chill side of things.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 07:33 PM

Reviews of recent listens:

 

Gentle Giant - The Power and the Glory: if you like early Genesis, ELP, Early Yes, you're going to be able to get in to this - might take a little getting used to, but it will happen, then you'll really dig it

 

XTC - Nonsuch: this is a cool record and I really like it - intelligent, witty, whimsical, somewhat dark at times - sounds a bit like Crash Test Dummies - warning **this is fairly poppy**

 

XTC - Drums & Wires: I like this less than Nonsuch - think of the difference in sound between Fly By Night and, say, Moving Pictures - same band, major differences in sound - recommended for Stoo if for no other reason than the vocals are pretty weird and unorthodox - could provide inspiration or encouragement for what you're seeking to do with some Boogaymen material


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 11:30 AM

Primus sucks... wait, what!??


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 11:35 AM

... Boogaymen material

 

Freudian slip?   :P

 

Listening on Youtube right now, definitely agree.  I actually like it!  Hey Mikey, I likes it!

 


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 05:31 PM

Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics: holy schnikies. Absolute must. I don't care who you are.

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 06:35 PM

I try to build balance between high-energy/aggressive stuff and more mellow stuff. Relaxing in the morning before everyone is up and more pumpin' later in the day.

No-man is definitely on the chill side of things.

 

Chill is an understatement!  lol  I don't really care for the vocalist, he sounds the same song to song.  Compositions sound a bit like B-sides from the Storm Corrosion collab he did with Mike A.  That isn't a slight at the music, at times it's great, but I would also say inconsistent.  Only one run through, and there's enough to earn another listen (plus I'm out $15 so I mind as well get a few listens for my money  :P ).


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 06:55 PM

Schoolyard Ghosts only got a background listen, so far, not an intense one. As such, it was great. My biggest complaint is it came off as a bit somber. I'll have to be in a certain mood to put it back on, but it will happen!

I'm certainly keeping my eyes peeled for Storm Corrosion.

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 07:45 PM

Thanks to this thread, I was able to pick up KC's Discipline and it is amazing! I have a mid-90s Acura TL (which is nothing special), and one of the nice factory options on the car is an in-dash DVD-A player with a center channel speaker + sub. It's great to listen to these albums in surround within the controlled "room" of a car. Listening to Thela Hun Ginjeet for the first time in surround is like.... listening to Thela Hun Ginjeet for the very first time.
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Posted 01 December 2014 - 11:56 PM

I'm certainly keeping my eyes peeled for Storm Corrosion.

 

Do it!  Very nice surround mix and some highly original compositions, textures, and soundscapes.  Think King Crimson on acid.

 

I don't listen to it much, mostly because it really commands listening from start to finish, and it's hard to find that sort of space/time alone and attentive.


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 07:05 AM

Completely diggin Tumbleweed Connection, by Elton John. Every one of his SACDs I've heard should be the standard for surround music.
This particular album is notable for two reasons: no greatest hits tracks and it is a concept album, set in the American Old West. Pretty fuckin cool. Great tunes. I have somewhat of a personal connection to EJ's music, as my mother really likes it. YMMV.

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 01:29 AM

Should update my album list soon. Now listening to Opeth's Still Life.

Sounds awesomes.

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 11:16 PM

Make sure you get Hawkwind's Warrior on the Edge of TIme - as 5.1ed by SW


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 12:32 AM

No-man was one of SW's side projects.  Been meaning to check it out.


Actually Porcupine Tree was a side-project of No-Man. Wilson was in No-Man before he came up with the idea of Porcupine Tree as a spoof 1970's psychedelic band.
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Posted 22 December 2014 - 02:10 AM

Make sure you get Hawkwind's Warrior on the Edge of TIme - as 5.1ed by SW


Going on the list. Thanks!

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 02:13 AM

Actually Porcupine Tree was a side-project of No-Man. Wilson was in No-Man before he came up with the idea of Porcupine Tree as a spoof 1970's psychedelic band.


Interesting! I really like Schoolyard Ghosts and plan to pick up the othe No-man in 5.1 someday.

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 12:13 PM

Actually Porcupine Tree was a side-project of No-Man. Wilson was in No-Man before he came up with the idea of Porcupine Tree as a spoof 1970's psychedelic band.

 

Last laugh's on SW.

 

Wait, what?!


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 12:31 PM

I download most of my DVD-A's and SACDs. My BluRay player decodes the files.

 

I have a few SACDs and DVD-A's but now I prefer BluRay audio in DTS Master HD etc.


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 05:39 PM

I download most of my DVD-A's and SACDs. My BluRay player decodes the files.
 
I have a few SACDs and DVD-A's but now I prefer BluRay audio in DTS Master HD etc.


Do you mean torrenting or official downloads? I have considered torrenting for out of print releases that are ridiculously priced. Like Bowie's Heathen.

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 11:15 PM

I've tried burning several surround albums in DTS wav form, but playback on each test is crap. My receiver does indicate it is decoding DTS and I do hear the right music, but playback is so choppy its unlistenable.

I am using Trader's Little Helper to decode from FLAC, when necessary and EAC (Exact Audio Copy) to write the CDR.

 

I have been all over the internet trying to find out if I'm doing something wrong.

 

What I'm hoping is that, someone who is in to burning downloaded albums, will successfully burn any surround album, describe exactly how they did so, plus link me to the download, so I can try to single out the problem - i.e. I'd know the file isn't the problem. Could be my burner, but I've tried 3 different ones. Tried on two different systems. Could be my media, but, again, I've tried more than one type...

 

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