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A 4.5hr recording of birds in the garden - mainly blackbirds - made after as the rain was easing off - about 4 years ago - it's one of a number of things I listen to it on an mp3 player to help get to sleep.

 

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1 hour ago, Rubbersoul said:

The GAKK.  Punk from Ireland. Great stuff.

Brings to mind “Don’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.”

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On 14/01/2020 at 16:16, Monkey Steve said:

mate - that brings back memories from many moons ago.  I used to love Upside Down from the Polka Slam fanzine 7 inch - think I bought it in the queue for the Marquee.  And despite loving it, pretty sure i never bought any of their other stuff.  Haven't played it for years...might be listening to it again tonight...

 

 

You can still get the 'Everything' box set direct from D. Lucas via the Citizen Fish/Subhumans site 👍

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I've been listening to some Steven Wilson albums - contemporary prog rock - imho he doesn't have as visible a public profile as you might expect if you look at his wiki page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Wilson)
 

I was listening to Hand.Cannot.Erase

 today while walking the dog and was curious to know if there was a story underneath it and there is as I found from the 2 part "making of..." video about the album (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTrSQWnJtgQ) - it's about this tragic death - a 38-year old woman Joyce Vincent (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Vincent) found dead in her bedsit in London - she'd lain undiscovered and unnoticed for nearly 3 years.

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Yeah, yeah, I know we’re all sick of being bombarded with rare Japanese jazz rock/funk from the mid 1970s, but what the heck, this is what’s being listened to today.

Worth a listen just to hear the solo bass at around 8mins in where someone (presumably the player?!) is merrily grunting along to the playing!

As an aside, I really like the bass sound/tone on the album...

 

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35 minutes ago, Old Man Riva said:

Yeah, yeah, I know we’re all sick of being bombarded with rare Japanese jazz rock/funk from the mid 1970s, but what the heck, this is what’s being listened to today.

Worth a listen just to hear the solo bass at around 8mins in where someone (presumably the player?!) is merrily grunting along to the playing!

As an aside, I really like the bass sound/tone on the album...

 

I can see why you are liking this...
Yes - a bit weird that grunty humming at 8mins. It's not just accidental bleed through I don't think.

 

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I've had Plan B's "Defamation of Strickland Banks" on in the car for past few days.

I'd forgotten what a good album it is, having listened to it only periodically when I first bought it.

I read an article about the album by Plan B who explained it was written about the fall of a fictitious soul singer who ends up in jail. Listening to the album with this in mind I'm surprised nobody picked up on it and wrote a film around the soundtrack.

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21 hours ago, lemonstar said:

I can see why you are liking this...
Yes - a bit weird that grunty humming at 8mins. It's not just accidental bleed through I don't think.

 

I think you’re right, it feels as though it’s an intentional part of the track. I really like the bass playing throughout the whole album.

I’m a complete sucker for that sound/tone! 

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Lana Del Rey.
It strikes me that apart from when I delve into my old Prog faves, much of the music I listen to these days is very much not about the bass. 

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Jean-Michel Jarre, Equinoxe. The album that first got me into listening to music, hearing my best friend's brother playing it when it first came out. 

 

It is unknown if Jarre used roundwound or flatwound mains cables on the bass synths.

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had to be flatwounds on them fretless P-bass synths, never get a sound like that from roundwounds on a J. Just sayin' like

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