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Not Alvin Lee, but he can sing live without miming...

 

 

 

Great link!

 

I stumbled upon the 'later' TYA incarnation only lately and I will admit that I didn't think that they would have much to give (this late in their careers) BUT their album 'Now' blew me away as did their new guitarist. They sound fresh and vibrant while still maintaining that TYA 'sound'!

 

Their new guitarist may not be 'Alvin Lee' but he is every bit as exiting IMO!

 

I'm gonna watch this concert in it's entirity, and I would recommend any TYA fans to give it a go.

 

For Deep Purple 'lived' after Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Gillan left, and so do TYA after Alvin Lee left!

 

Just a thought, it really pays to take every band/album on its merrits and try not to pre-judge the music, because you might just be overlooking some 'gold'!

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Great link!

 

I stumbled upon the 'later' TYA incarnation only lately and I will admit that I didn't think that they would have much to give (this late in their careers) BUT their album 'Now' blew me away as did their new guitarist. They sound fresh and vibrant while still maintaining that TYA 'sound'!

 

Their new guitarist may not be 'Alvin Lee' but he is every bit as exiting IMO!

 

I'm gonna watch this concert in it's entirity, and I would recommend any TYA fans to give it a go.

 

For Deep Purple 'lived' after Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Gillan left, and so do TYA after Alvin Lee left!

 

Just a thought, it really pays to take every band/album on its merrits and try not to pre-judge the music, because you might just be overlooking some 'gold'!

A mate sent me a link to that a few weeks ago. ?I've never heard TYA without Alvin but that guy can certainly play and his voice aint too shabby either.

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I've been getting into the jazz trio The Bad Plus lately, and have found that on their earlier albums they liked to cover some classic rock songs.

 

Here they do Radioheads: Karma Police

 

 

and an interesting Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd 

 

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Circle of Rhythm - Greg Sheehan, Bobby Singh & Ben Walsh

These guys played a "secret" album launch gig in Sydney last night. One of those time I wished I still lived in the big smoke.

Awesome, thanks for that!

What's the album called?

I have seen The Bird live many times, some years ago now.

Ben's "Human in the Audiosphere" solo shows at the Opera House were something else too, couldn't find any footage on youtube though.

 

Cheers

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Awesome, thanks for that!

What's the album called?

I have seen The Bird live many times, some years ago now.

Ben's "Human in the Audiosphere" solo shows at the Opera House were something else too, couldn't find any footage on youtube though.

 

Cheers

Tbh I don't know. I deleted the email that alerted me to it. :sorry:

They released a cd five years ago called Metrical, which can be found on Groovelands. I hope this helps.

If you like this kind of stuff, I urge you to join us on the Jazz Currently spinning thread. Great music abounds :thumb:

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Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Mama FC

 

 

I just ordered the album this song is from (Chamber Music), on vinyl. Great stuff

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Wow, that's amazing. That harp is something special, but the cello... I've never heard it like that before. I've never been completely comfortable with the cellos sound because I've often found it to be very nasal, but now I need to rethink how I feel about it. "World music" can be so exciting, barriers continue to melt and the language of western instruments is constantly being reinvented by passionate people to suit an increasingly sophisticated audience. Oh, to live in Europe.

 

Thanks again soundfan for sharing with us your adventurous spirit. It's a wonder that so many still listen mostly to pop music, when there is so much beauty to be witnessed. I think people would be much happier and be able to escape from the daily stresses of life if they could just give themselves over to music and art like this.

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Wow, that's amazing. That harp is something special, but the cello... I've never heard it like that before. I've never been completely comfortable with the cellos sound because I've often found it to be very nasal, but now I need to rethink how I feel about it. "World music" can be so exciting, barriers continue to melt and the language of western instruments is constantly being reinvented by passionate people to suit an increasingly sophisticated audience. Oh, to live in Europe.

 

Thanks again soundfan for sharing with us your adventurous spirit. It's a wonder that so many still listen mostly to pop music, when there is so much beauty to be witnessed. I think people would be much happier and be able to escape from the daily stresses of life if they could just give themselves over to music and art like this.

 

I've always like the sound of the cello, but more so in the right setting like this one. I went through a world music phase about 15 years back where I listened nearly exclusively to it, but only retouch it now and then these days. Not because I don't enjoy it, but as you'd understand, there is just so much music out there wanting to be heard, and there are only so many hours in a day to hear it.

 

I hope you and mikey d enjoy the Necks gig.  :D

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I've always like the sound of the cello, but more so in the right setting like this one. I went through a world music phase about 15 years back where I listened nearly exclusively to it, but only retouch it now and then these days. Not because I don't enjoy it, but as you'd understand, there is just so much music out there wanting to be heard, and there are only so many hours in a day to hear it.

 

I hope you and mikey d enjoy the Necks gig.  :D

Thanks mate. I know we will :thumb:

 

That's the thing, isn't it? Time. I realised early on, only a few years into collecting music, that I wanted to avoid obtaining music that did not have lasting value. I soon reached a stage where I started to cull a lot of what I had because of a strong sense of disappointment, of wasting time with mediocre junk that I knew would not last the distance. Since then I have worked on cultivating an ear for music that was of a certain quality; music that would withstand many repeated listenings. Music that is challenging, intriguing and beautiful. That is not to say that I don't appreciate less sophisticated forms of music. I can enjoy most anything on a passing, superficial level, but I have no desire to possess it. It comes back to time. Time of life.

 

Up until now, listening to music has been the most important thing in my life. It has helped to define me, make me feel real. I am aware that this is becoming a self indulgent rant, but I feel an urge to write about it. To put it out there into the nether and to practice and improve my limited abilities. My children are now becoming the most important things in my life. I hope that I may be an effective conduit (Neck) for them to develop a deep appreciation of music, art, life. It is becoming my ultimate aim to nurture offspring who will exceed me in every possible way.

 

Thanks for indulging my rant. I look forward to sharing thoughts and feelings about music with you and everyone else for as long as I can manage it.

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Patrick Sweaney.

 

Im using Music Map to find some similar artists to Alabama Shakes and this guy came up. Produced by Dan from The Black Keys so its gotta be good

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Tbh I don't know. I deleted the email that alerted me to it. :sorry:

They released a cd five years ago called Metrical, which can be found on Groovelands. I hope this helps.

If you like this kind of stuff, I urge you to join us on the Jazz Currently spinning thread. Great music abounds :thumb:

Thanks again! Didn't even know about groovelands, just snagged me the Metrical CD and the Nirmana FLAC.

 

Your next selction was the first time I'd heard (the much hyped) Death Grips too. Reminds me of  Lightning Bolt...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efSwcRW1X-Y

 

Cheers

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Steve Vai

 

 

 

 

Definately 'prog' of some kind!

 

I just can't warm up to Steve Vai. He's just too 'clinical' with no real 'feel' in his playing, sound!

 

But that's only my take (coming from a 70's classic rock background)!

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Thanks again! Didn't even know about groovelands, just snagged me the Metrical CD and the Nirmana FLAC.

 

Your next selction was the first time I'd heard (the much hyped) Death Grips too. Reminds me of  Lightning Bolt...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efSwcRW1X-Y

 

Cheers

 

No worries. Hey, this is my first time listening to Lightning Bolt. Crazy stuff :thumb:

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Definately 'prog' of some kind!

 

I just can't warm up to Steve Vai. He's just too 'clinical' with no real 'feel' in his playing, sound!

 

But that's only my take (coming from a 70's classic rock background)!

 

He's definitely an acquired taste there Surf. I find some of his work exceptionally brilliant, other times it's pretty lame. There is no denying he has a huge talent but his consistency with his songwriting is what determines if he gains new fans or if his fan base deserts him. I'm pretty much sitting on the fence with most of his work. That live Y/T set is quite unusual whereas the studio CD is very much a more cohesive production.

 

YMMV

 

Prog

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This band called Anglagard were considered to have been instrumental in redirecting prog in a new direction without losing sight of the original style their predecessors were famous for 2 decades earlier. 

 

This album requires a lot of attentive listening but repeated plays will reward the listener many times over. Enjoy!

 

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He's definitely an acquired taste there Surf. I find some of his work exceptionally brilliant, other times it's pretty lame. There is no denying he has a huge talent but his consistency with his songwriting is what determines if he gains new fans or if his fan base deserts him. I'm pretty much sitting on the fence with most of his work. That live Y/T set is quite unusual whereas the studio CD is very much a more cohesive production.

 

YMMV

 

Prog

 

I can't really see him as a 'songwriter' as such! How many of his 'songs' would be familiar to anyone! (and that includes his fans)?

 

The same goes for guitarists like Joe Satriani. He just plays 'notes'!

 

BUT, get him in a 'band' and that's a whole different story "Chickenfoot"! Now that's where these 'players' start to actually 'play' in a band! (and sound good).

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I used to think that for some of his albums until I actually listened intensely under the Sennheisers. Once I was familiar with the structures of each piece it all fell into place pretty easily. It took about 4-5 listens for each album but once that initial waiting period is over, it becomes less of a challenge to sit through a CD and you begin to enjoy all the subtleties and nuances.

 

Prog.

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