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On 18/10/2019 at 15:35, swanlee said:

dirty, angry n' paranoid post punk. Read somewhere someone describe Second Layer / The Sound as Joy Division, The Cure, Section 25 & Wire all wrapped up in one. Can't go wrong really .......

 

 

 

Much like Wire etc.

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On 20/10/2019 at 08:08, Dorkingfox said:

So much choice these days

Story of my life - too much music, not enough time. 

 

I love how the internet has opened up and allowed access to hearing & buying many differing types of music.

 

There's always been the DIY scene, indie labels, white labels, mix tapes etc floating about. Differing bars & clubs, differing scenes, all catering to differing tastes and differing styles have always existed.  

 

But the internet had now massively blown apart, fractured & fragmented the music scene.

 

Gone are the days where you could only buy whatever HMV had in their store or whatever the small local specialist dance or indie shop had in its racks.  

 

I don't do streaming really, I don't really get Spotify. But there are many an artist & label out there catering to a niche audience that still gets the concept of the album. 

 

Whether its japanese krautrock, detroit deep house, sub-saharan desert blues or reissued post-punk, you can listen, like and if you want buy at the click of a mouse. 

 

For me, it's like an addiction. I have to keep a firm fix on what I buy.

 

And yes, for real, there is such as thing as japanese krautrock .......

 

 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, swanlee said:

Story of my life - too much music, not enough time. 

 

I love how the internet has opened up and allowed access to hearing & buying many differing types of music.

 

 

 

 

I know what you mean, It's almost like there's too much choice these days...a nice position to be in, there was a time I'd buy music simply based on the cover lol, but I've had to stop myself buying new stuff just so I can listen to my collection.  By the time I start buying the stuff I want it'll probably take me months to go through it all, and by then the list has grown.....and so it goes....but I love it.

 

I've met people who 'aren't really into music' and I can't help thinking they're missing out on one of life's great pleasures...I can't imagine what it would be like without buying/listening to music.

 

“Without music, life would be a mistake” - Friedrich Nietzsche

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19 minutes ago, purpleronnie said:

I know what you mean, It's almost like there's too much choice these days...a nice position to be in, there was a time I'd buy music simply based on the cover lol, but I've had to stop myself buying new stuff just so I can listen to my collection.  By the time I start buying the stuff I want it'll probably take me months to go through it all, and by then the list has grown.....and so it goes....but I love it.

 

I've met people who 'aren't really into music' and I can't help thinking they're missing out on one of life's great pleasures...I can't imagine what it would be like without buying/listening to music.

 

“Without music, life would be a mistake” - Friedrich Nietzsche

With music there is so much choice, no need to be pigeon holed, I have everything from local blues bands, to extreme metal and prog, with all the variants in between, minus middle of the road pop chart stuff. Vinyl, CD and download, but prefer the big tactile vinyl stuff. I agree no music = sad life.

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51 minutes ago, swanlee said:

Story of my life - too much music, not enough time. 

 

I love how the internet has opened up and allowed access to hearing & buying many differing types of music.

 

There's always been the DIY scene, indie labels, white labels, mix tapes etc floating about. Differing bars & clubs, differing scenes, all catering to differing tastes and differing styles have always existed.  

 

But the internet had now massively blown apart, fractured & fragmented the music scene.

 

Gone are the days where you could only buy whatever HMV had in their store or whatever the small local specialist dance or indie shop had in its racks.  

 

I don't do streaming really, I don't really get Spotify. But there are many an artist & label out there catering to a niche audience that still gets the concept of the album. 

 

Whether its japanese krautrock, detroit deep house, sub-saharan desert blues or reissued post-punk, you can listen, like and if you want buy at the click of a mouse. 

 

For me, it's like an addiction. I have to keep a firm fix on what I buy.

 

And yes, for real, there is such as thing as japanese krautrock .......

 

 

 

 

 

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I really like Desert and Stoner Rock - stumbled across this and some other very good stuff on a YouTube channel called Stoned Meadow Of Doom. Well worth having a look.

 

 

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On 20/10/2019 at 08:16, Dorkingfox said:

Cool stuff this

I really like Desert and Stoner Rock - stumbled across this and some other very good stuff on a YouTube channel called Stoned Meadow Of Doom. Well worth having a look.

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25 minutes ago, oakman said:

I really like Desert and Stoner Rock - stumbled across this and some other very good stuff on a YouTube channel called Stoned Meadow Of Doom. Well worth having a look.

 

 

Will check them out.

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6 hours ago, Dorkingfox said:

 

I had heard of this lot before ... but then subsequently forgotten about them. Thanks for the reminder. I'll have to check out the back catalogue.

 

And I love a bit of motorik. Damo Suzuki works bloody hard and is always touring. Dunno if you've ever had the chance to catch him live. I've seen him a number of times in different locales. Always a bloody good show and sometimes he and the band just kick ass.

 

Dont know how it works but he seems to have different musicians with him whenever I've seen him. I think there's just a network of local muso's that he plays with in differing regions?

 

But yes, motorik grooves all night, tight musicianship & Damo ad-libbing into the microphone all night. And never that expensive either. High recommended if you ever get the chance.

 

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6 hours ago, purpleronnie said:

I know what you mean, It's almost like there's too much choice these days...a nice position to be in, there was a time I'd buy music simply based on the cover lol, but I've had to stop myself buying new stuff just so I can listen to my collection.  By the time I start buying the stuff I want it'll probably take me months to go through it all, and by then the list has grown.....and so it goes....but I love it.

 

I've met people who 'aren't really into music' and I can't help thinking they're missing out on one of life's great pleasures...I can't imagine what it would be like without buying/listening to music.

I need to do the same to be fair. And besides rummaging around in yer' own collection can be fun. Those gems that you'd long forgotten you owned. You get to discover them all over again.

 

And perhaps we should start a new thread. Instead of being called 'What are you listening to?', we could call it 'What are you NOT listening to'. A compendium of all the albums, music and artists that you'd flagged and earmarked with the intention of getting around too but then never freakin' did. 

 

Truly, my list would be shameful to most of you on this forum. I hang my head at the thought of some of the bands that have just passed me by.  

 

And finally, they are missing out. Missing out on all the diverse n' delicious array of flavours that music comes in. I do think some people just dont get it, just dont hear what I hear. I also think though that some people are put off by the vagaries, diversities & fashions of music. The pressure to conform, being into the right scene or the right band at the right time. I thought it was all bollox then and I still do now. But the fact remains that there are still people that will look down their nose at you, sneer at you, judge you and even dismiss you on the basis of what's on your turntable. The sad ****s 

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13 hours ago, swanlee said:

I had heard of this lot before ... but then subsequently forgotten about them. Thanks for the reminder. I'll have to check out the back catalogue.

 

And I love a bit of motorik. Damo Suzuki works bloody hard and is always touring. Dunno if you've ever had the chance to catch him live. I've seen him a number of times in different locales. Always a bloody good show and sometimes he and the band just kick ass.

 

Dont know how it works but he seems to have different musicians with him whenever I've seen him. I think there's just a network of local muso's that he plays with in differing regions?

 

But yes, motorik grooves all night, tight musicianship & Damo ad-libbing into the microphone all night. And never that expensive either. High recommended if you ever get the chance.

 

Yes I have seen him in Brighton, he is playing in Lewes (Feb 2020) and has already sold out.

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13 hours ago, swanlee said:

I need to do the same to be fair. And besides rummaging around in yer' own collection can be fun. Those gems that you'd long forgotten you owned. You get to discover them all over again.

 

And perhaps we should start a new thread. Instead of being called 'What are you listening to?', we could call it 'What are you NOT listening to'. A compendium of all the albums, music and artists that you'd flagged and earmarked with the intention of getting around too but then never freakin' did. 

 

Truly, my list would be shameful to most of you on this forum. I hang my head at the thought of some of the bands that have just passed me by.  

 

And finally, they are missing out. Missing out on all the diverse n' delicious array of flavours that music comes in. I do think some people just dont get it, just dont hear what I hear. I also think though that some people are put off by the vagaries, diversities & fashions of music. The pressure to conform, being into the right scene or the right band at the right time. I thought it was all bollox then and I still do now. But the fact remains that there are still people that will look down their nose at you, sneer at you, judge you and even dismiss you on the basis of what's on your turntable. The sad ****s 

You can only like what you like.

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4 hours ago, Dorkingfox said:

Yes I have seen him in Brighton, he is playing in Lewes (Feb 2020) and has already sold out.

I saw him in Brighton too, back in 2017. One of the strangest venues i've been in, no shite it was BYOB and held in Boy Scout Hut up a steep hill beyond Brighton train station. Not the weirdest venue mind, there's been a few churches and then a Sir Richard Bishop gig at an RAF Air Cadets hut. No shite, it was a nissan hut made of corrugated sheet metal and Sir Richard was sat in front of a massive anti-aircraft gun that was obviously used for training by the cadets. It made for some great photos though and it was a great gig. And Sir Richard's guitar playing to say the least is mesmerising to watch live.

 

And I was a massive Wooden Shjips fan. Their first few albums were rarely off the turntable.  But they kind of lost me a little with West and then I lost interest after Back To Land. But yes, seen them a few times live now. Also Moon Duo, never got round to buying any of their material but I've seen them live. I'd read that because the other members of Wooden Shjips couldn't commit to tour that often, Moon Duo was formed by front man Erik Johnson to fill a hole. Whatever, good nights out all. 

 

Acid Mothers Temple .... almost, almost got to a gig by them last year. Cannot remember why I didn't in the end but the next time they come around....... 

 

And Damo I see will be at the The Con Club in Lewes. A venue I know as I've seen the Sun Ra Arkestra there. Good news, it may be sold out, but if Damo is in Lewes it will mean that Damo will be doing other UK dates early next year.

 

 

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Some great venues around Brighton, AMT used to play at Hectors House a lot. Other good bands were Dead Meadow, Melt Banana, Weird Owl. Other bands worth a listen, Liquid Visions, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, there are so many great bands and you can see them for sensible money.

 

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