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Everything and Nothing / Re: CLOVERFIELD!
« on: February 22, 2008, 09:00:27 PM »
Agree with Bill on this,I just saw this film and the audio design is quite incredible and is a big part of the film.Yes,my seat was shaking.For me,the experience of 9-11(And I was in NYC that day) is what made it all the more disturbing.I was stunned leaving the movie,more so for the atmosphere it created than the plot,of which there is not much of.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Looking for Krautrock
« on: February 14, 2008, 11:36:41 PM »
Mark,I meant Basic Channel,not British Columbia !

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Looking for Krautrock
« on: February 11, 2008, 05:27:04 PM »
Thanks all,I will order some of the suggestions.Mark,I bought Polmo Polpo years ago and it is a favorite,on my I-Pod,very B.C. I find.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Looking for Krautrock
« on: February 09, 2008, 09:06:07 AM »
Though I dislike that label,I am looking for music from that period,1970-76 or so.Though I have been collecting music for some 30 years,I have no idea about what these Krautrock groups sound like(I sound ignorant).I know the names-Can,Cluster,Harmonium,Faust-but not the music.I was listening to this newish group-Fujiwa & Miyagi(actually British)and liked it,as well as a bit of Kranky(label),both influenced by Can.Looking for that motorik beat I hear so much about as well as ambient passages but no freak outs or outdated sonics.
Any suggestions.Thanks.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Stars of the Lid-Live
« on: February 06, 2008, 05:50:11 PM »
SOTL is on tour April/May-with strings,should be interesting as they are playing non concert venues.I will see them in Montreal for sure.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Autechre - is it worth it?
« on: January 31, 2008, 07:08:47 PM »
On tour in the US/Canada in April,mostly smallish venues.I for one,will not be seeing them.

Everything and Nothing / Re: New flatscreen TV recommendations?
« on: January 12, 2008, 09:03:09 PM »

I did compare 1080 i to 1080 p with similar format-ie cable tv or Blu Ray.There is no doubt that P is better(more resolution by far) but it depends on the content.From what I saw,using standard cable,the image was worse on the P version,using Blu Ray or HD Cable,much better on P-in fact,if you are using HD content,then the obvious choice is P,but for regular DVD(even with upsampling to 1080 i)or regular cable,to me,the i version was better.The dif. in price between i and p is not great,a few hundred.

Everything and Nothing / Re: Best of 2007
« on: January 09, 2008, 09:50:10 PM »

note - I moved this post to the 'flatscreen tv' thread.   John 

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Techno Music
« on: December 14, 2007, 10:58:04 PM »

This genre played itself out years ago in the USA/Canada but still big in Europe.
Check out Underworld(band),Kompakt(label)Total series,Traum,Scape,Echospace(best release I heard this year in the BC Techno/Dub thing)Forced Exposure has many great titles.

Everything and Nothing / Re: blade runner final cut
« on: December 12, 2007, 05:52:30 PM »

What flying cars are you referencing ? The last time I drove down the street,I did not see any cars above me.Robots,except for car factories or that cute Honda robot,never seen one like a Nexus 6? Or is it a joke?
The Esper edition is cool(do not have it but heard it) however audio quality cannot be like the original masters.Plus the third disc is new Vangelis material influenced by the film.

Everything and Nothing / blade runner final cut
« on: December 09, 2007, 12:40:22 AM »
Just saw the final cut of Blade Runner in the cinema,limited run,if it is in your city,go see it,nothing new but the print is pristine.Sure beats a TV.Not sure how many saw it in 1982 upon release on the big screen.After 25 years,it still holds up(except in 10 years time,we will not have flying cars or robots)Or,buy the DVD when it comes out.Also of note,a 3 CD set of the Vangelis soundtrack being released in the next few weeks.For me,the soundtrack was always incredible,as around that time,I was into Vangelis.With Friends of Mister Cairo,See You,Chariots of Fire but had to wait until 1994 for it to come out.Not into him much anymore but I always wanted the extra tracks I heard in the film and where not available,now they are.

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