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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:51 am 


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I somewhat feel obliged to remember him and Mark Hollis, by a strange coincidence deceased shortly before the former's demise. Who had both excelled at popular music first, only to most-consistently venture into extremely radio-unfriendly territories. For when I was rapidly developing my sensibilities as a listener, both had delivered super-accomplished come-back records, recognised with an utmost reverence by the media I was exposed to at the time. So biding them farewell is like parting with a piece of my youth, to me. Such is the moment of my life when those who had been present ever since I care to remember, are suddenly no more. Must happen to every generation at some point, and now it's my turn.
Take Ennio Morricone for example - only recently was I told he'd been suffering from something of a mis-recognition complex. When his generation of fellow composers were filling great concert halls, he was most fondly rememberd from scoring exploitation films. One of the movies I suggest watching to anyone with particular interest in film scores would be Canone inverso - Making Love. I don't think the way of working on film music employed here is endorsed by film industry anymore.

Currently I'm listening to four Symphonies by Johannes Brahms recorded by NOSPR A.D. 2008/2009, Jerzy Semkow conducting, released as a box last year, which I eventually purchased. It has to be said, I struggle with them a bit. "Invented peace" term someone's come up with when describing Arvo Pärt's music keeps coming to mind. Other words would be "sedate", or "disciplined". I suppose that director represented generation traumatised by awfully corny manner of interpreting Romantic repertoire typical of times when they were young. Here, it's as if his main goal was to keep orchestra from getting overtly emotional. Or as if he couldn't bear listening to anyone else's production of those Symphonies. All the while, I realise that what I'm actually struggling with may be just some habits formed when listening to "my formative" recordings of 3rd and 1st before these. Could be the case of "love worse than diarrhoea".
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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:34 pm 


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Been listening to Paul Oakenfold for quite alot (He had alot of great mixes back in the day):

https://youtu.be/1V7aa9wyodw
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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:34 am 


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I'm listening to this:

https://c64audio.com/collections/featur ... ongiHAEdlk

And I urge everyone else to do the same.
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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:19 pm 


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Obiwanshinobi wrote:
I somewhat feel obliged to remember him and Mark Hollis


I didn't start listening to the deeper Talk Talk stuff until much later, after his death. I, of course, knew the radio songs in the 80's from when I was a kid. Even then, Talk Talk was on the very outskirts of radio friendliness. However, it's really Hollis's reluctance to tour that killed off their sales. If they had continued touring into the early 90's, they would have fallen right into the lap of the early 90's alt-rock scene. Probably would have been a torch-bearer of the genre.


Been listening to Fancy Rosy, Punk Police. It's Punksploitation:

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Been on a classic metal kick. Been listening to a bunch of absolutely brilliant stuff, but two things come to mind right now.
Was recommended Medieval Steel, and I was listening to their Anthology of Steel.
Really good shit. Bit wonky here and there, but they could have been absolutely massive.
Brilliant band that ended up shafted by record label bullshit.

Also, I'm listening to the album Thundersteel by Riot right this second.
I've got this huge grin on my face and my face hurts from holding it so long. What a blast.
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 Post subject: Re: What are you currently listening to?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:52 pm 


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vol.2 wrote:
I didn't start listening to the deeper Talk Talk stuff until much later, after his death. I, of course, knew the radio songs in the 80's from when I was a kid. Even then, Talk Talk was on the very outskirts of radio friendliness. However, it's really Hollis's reluctance to tour that killed off their sales. If they had continued touring into the early 90's, they would have fallen right into the lap of the early 90's alt-rock scene. Probably would have been a torch-bearer of the genre.

Actually, I've been listening to their - seemingly obscure - Talking Colours live album + some live bootleg tracks, courtesy of a mysterious eMule uploader back when, and I think I can understand WHY he didn't want to do gigs anymore. It's both:

a) most-miraculously, cleanly-delivered material you know from their studio recordings; they were/are very skillful musicians, and

b) very little room for improvisation given there, whereas, as I believe, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock were mostly improvised material. Said live recordings were nothing of the sort. Now I think, he wasn't ready to play what he wanted to in public.

In other news, I was just searching for an "air walker" training device for my mom on auction service, and some of the earliest finds are Scott Walker's Live on Air 1968 CD, so, yay - something's in the air!
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