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Everything and Nothing / Re: Glenn Frey
« on: January 19, 2016, 05:00:13 PM »
Yes, more sad news.  Three music pioneers in their respective genres passing much too soon.  Don't normally pay attention to the "comes in threes" theory, but it is a bit eerie.

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Independent Music Reviews / Re: My review of "Endless" CDr by Jaja
« on: January 18, 2016, 11:50:23 AM »
Her new CD release Sparkle is out next month.  Only 20 copies available this time, compared to 40 for the previous ones. 

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: David Bowie 1947 - 2016
« on: January 18, 2016, 11:43:19 AM »
Ahhh, much better...thanks

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / RIP Lemmy
« on: January 17, 2016, 06:58:15 PM »
Of Hawkwind/Motorhead fame, died from an aggressive cancer, age 70.  He'd also been dealing with other health issues including heart disease (as did David Bowie) and diabetes.

I say this not as any kind of personal judgement on Lemmy or David Bowie, but this brings up the issue of the consequences of living the rock n roll lifestyle for decades.  Long term drug and alcohol use WILL affect your vital organs, as does being a heavy smoker, the most insidious drug, for 40 plus years (and this is the main culprit, IMO).  Bowie smoked almost until the end, and Lemmy as well I believe. 

More than anything, it just pisses me off and makes me sad.  :'(

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: David Bowie 1947 - 2016
« on: January 17, 2016, 04:10:15 PM »
Hate to say it, but this song Blackstar is awful.  And the video is creepy as f***.  What's this all about?  Looks like some occultist illuminati swearing in ceremony.  Seriously.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 14, 2016, 10:23:58 PM »
David Bowie--Heroes and Scary Monsters.  These are probably my two favorite because this period   corresponds to growing up in the late 70s early 80s.  I had the heroes cassette in high school and wore it out from playing it so much.  The ambient instrumentals with Eno are incredible.  The title track simply one of the most amazing rock songs ever written.  Scary Monsters is very underrated IMO.  Fashion and Ashes to ashes get all the attention, and rightfully so, but there are a number of great tracks. 

Hakobune & Dirk Serries--Obscured by Beams of Sorrow.  This album sounds like, well, Hakobune and Dirk Serries.  Pastoral, melancholic guitar drones.  Not groundbreaking, but very nice stuff, especially for fans of early Vidna, Alio Die, Aglaia, etc. The soundtrack to gardening at dusk after a light rain.   I wonder who titled the album?  Hmm, let me think...

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 14, 2016, 09:58:17 PM »
Ok, ok...LUCIFERIAN.  Is that more clear?

PS:  Diatonis is not a newbie.  Been releasing music since the 90s. 

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On my immediate wantlist of the Japan CD pressings is David Bowie's "Heroes," because I listened to the 1999 remaster last night in my car and it's just horrible.  The volume is cranked to 11 and crazy on the compression.  Just really unlistenable.  I originally had it on cassette in the mid-80's and then I believe I had the early CD back then too.  I'll have to go after the Europe or USA discs from the 80's on RCA that were made in Japan.  These are supposedly the best versions.  But my "Scary Monsters" 1999 remaster sounds very good.  The volume is cranked but not to the level where it ruins the sound, which is overall very good.   

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 13, 2016, 10:17:42 AM »
Most of the critical/questioning comments following my initial post are just not worth responding to.  So I won't. 

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Independent Music Reviews / Re: My review of "Endless" CDr by Jaja
« on: January 12, 2016, 10:12:07 PM »
Jaja is indeed an excellent artist.  I have her two previous CDs (CDR) , Stellamare and Starlight.  The packaging is phenomenal.  Very high quality music and packaging.  You can tell a lot of time and effort went into these productions.  I encourage all to visit her bandcamp page.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 12, 2016, 10:01:29 PM »
I heartily disagree.  The number symbolizes the antichrist, destruction of God's creation, and hell on Earth.  Not exactly nature loving peacenik from what I can tell.  Also a Satanist and atheist are two completely different belief systems.  But again, no one is accusing here.  It's just an extremely odd number to choose as the price of a download, which could elicit unintended responses from some.  That's all.

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 12, 2016, 12:52:35 PM »
I wonder if there's a "backward masking" bonus track if you pay the $6.66.  8)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 12, 2016, 11:36:18 AM »
Flip is right.  Get a clue about what?  So the "666" was a joke?  ???

I never accused anyone of being a devil worshipper.  I asked the question if he was a Satanist.  Freedom of speech says express your opinion and believe what you want to believe, and release music if you want to release it.  That's fine.  If you want to worship the Devil, knock yourself out.  But if an artist was a Satanist I would not support anything they do. 

Because there was no denial to my question, I will not even click on the track previews.  Good luck.   

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: David Bowie 1947 - 2016
« on: January 11, 2016, 01:39:56 PM »
"I've never done good things
I've never done bad things
I never did anything out of the blue"

--my favorite line from my favorite Bowie song, "Ashes to Ashes" (1980)

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: David Bowie 1947 - 2016
« on: January 11, 2016, 11:25:04 AM »
I was afraid to open this, just as with the Pete Namlook death announcement a few years back, hoping it wasn't true or some kind of weird joke.  Wow, I'm truly shocked.  A master artist and true innovator.  I'm sure he lived a richly rewarding and incredible life.   Rest in peace Mr. Bowie. 

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Forum Member Projects News and Promotion / Re: Obsidian
« on: January 09, 2016, 01:46:39 AM »
You priced this at $6.66?  Is that a joke?  Because I would never support any artist that is a Satanist. 

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: January 07, 2016, 04:09:23 PM »
I love Black Sabbath too.  Careful with those remasters, though.  To me the originals are best, save for Master of Reality.  Some of the albums just got butchered.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: FAX Re-issues
« on: January 07, 2016, 04:01:52 PM »
As long as they don't f*** wit my boy Pete, it's all good.

I must say, that Dark Side of the Moog box looks nice, although the bonus disc is very gimmicky because  you really aren't getting rare or unreleased music.  Just to prod you into buying it basically.  I've noticed people selling their Moog discs on eBay lately so you  know they're buying it.                 

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Hypnos News and Announcements / Re: Hypnos releases for 2015 ?
« on: January 06, 2016, 03:44:54 PM »
What and when is the next Hypnos release? 

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Well of course it went well!   ;D

I had another bad experience on Discogs where I had to file a Paypal claim.  Another case of "remasters" being sent to me when I ordered the original UK cd's.  They also listed them as "like new" and they all had scratches on them.  The seller expected me to spend $15 to ship these back to him before he issued a refund.  As a seller, if I made that mistake I'd refund the buyer and just cut my losses and learn from my mistake.  In this case the guy lost a few CD's he didn't get much for, maybe $7 each, but yet he's going to reimburse me another $15 to send them back to him?  It doesn't make sense and is not even worth it.  I did that with another guy (actually spent the $15 and sent back to him) who sent me a CD in poor condition, like it had been used as a frisbeee on a cement playground, who listed it as "like new."  He then admitted he "shouldn't have listed as like new," but insisted it wasn't in poor condition.  I don't want to country bash, but the last 3 or 4 such incidents all came from the UK.  I hope these people actually reimburse the $15 to ship back, otherwise it's more money and time wasted.   

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