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Do you like today's Music?
#21
Brilliant video, thanks Big Ears! Very ingenious the way Reed incorporates himself as he did play all the instruments on Sanctuary..here's a quote from him:
Reed says "I just had a blind confidence that I could play them all. I owned all the guitars, etc in my own studio but had to hire the larger percussion instruments, like timpani's and tubular bells, so the lead percussionist of the Welsh National Orchestra turned up with a lorry full of the most expensive percussion. For two days he frowned as I made my way through playing these instruments, like a kid in a sweet shop. Whenever I struggled he continued to ask if I wanted him to play them. I replied that I couldn't, as it would break the pledge of making the album by myself.. Everything is played by hand by myself, except for guest vocalists, Synergy Vocals."

I will have to search for the guitars he used...there's a minimalist quality to this album that I love!

You can post your review in the Progressive forum! There is no category for World, Contemporary or New Age music!

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Big Ears Wrote:Thanks for the welcome Jerome. Here is Robert Reed in full Mike Oldfield mode:

[video=youtube;e8wWGAy5W4c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=e8wWGAy5W4c[/video]

I wrote a review for some other forums, but I am not sure where to post it here.
 The ultimate connection is between a performer and its' audience!
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#22
^ You're welcome. Rob Reed is a member of Welsh neo-progressive band Magenta and a part of the Kompendium project. I'll try and post my review later today.
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” William Shakespeare, As You Like It
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#23
Happymeal Wrote:I find today's music to be optimal in volume...
Volume can give you tinitis (buzzing in the ear that never goes away) and deafness.
Quantity is not quality.
Today has the opportunity for ANYONE to make and distribute ANYTHING. Does this mean we have better music today?
This truly is a great topic!
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#24
Teo Wrote:Quantity is not quality.
Today has the opportunity for ANYONE to make and distribute ANYTHING. Does this mean we have better music today?
This truly is a great topic!
and there we have it
since anybody can release anything regardless of talent
there is way too much crap to wade through to find what you want
but that's the price we pay for all this free music

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#25
http://www.music-discussion.com/showthre...-Sanctuary
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” William Shakespeare, As You Like It
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#26
Teo Wrote:Volume can give you tinitis (buzzing in the ear that never goes away) and deafness.
Quantity is not quality.
Today has the opportunity for ANYONE to make and distribute ANYTHING. Does this mean we have better music today?
This truly is a great topic!

I also stated that it's volume of the quality music that makes it optimal. Yes, there is plenty of crap music out there (I, for one, disdain the mainstream), but there's so much quality alongside the quantity that it's impossible to believe that one cannot find a favorite in some of the nuances of these individual groups.

I would actually argue that it's easier to find good music more often than not. I avoid most of the major publications because I know what sort of music those publications are proponents of, and it just doesn't appeal to me as much as others. Of course, this isn't to state that everyone will enjoy anything these days or that everyone will possess a new favorite in result of listening to new music, but my claim is that there is so much out there that it's impossible not to find something that appeals to you. That's what I believe makes music truly great, when everyone can find something that appeals to them. This is what makes the current times optimal; everyone possesses some sort of enjoyment from a scene if they search through that scene. I doubt in the 60's you could find anything along the lines of Orbital, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Global Communication, etc. because that sort of music hadn't been delved into at the time, but now you have plenty of groups creating IDM, Ambient techno, Ambient, etc.
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#27
La Monte Young, John Cage, Edgard Varese ( 1950s), Wendy Carlos, Morton Feldman, Karlheinz Stockhausen, all in the 60s!!!!!

This is bizarre but ambient and interesting to listen to!


[video=youtube;pUTXNxFvjDw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUTXNxFvjDw[/video]







Happymeal Wrote:I also stated that it's volume of the quality music that makes it optimal. Yes, there is plenty of crap music out there (I, for one, disdain the mainstream), but there's so much quality alongside the quantity that it's impossible to believe that one cannot find a favorite in some of the nuances of these individual groups.

I would actually argue that it's easier to find good music more often than not. I avoid most of the major publications because I know what sort of music those publications are proponents of, and it just doesn't appeal to me as much as others. Of course, this isn't to state that everyone will enjoy anything these days or that everyone will possess a new favorite in result of listening to new music, but my claim is that there is so much out there that it's impossible not to find something that appeals to you. That's what I believe makes music truly great, when everyone can find something that appeals to them. This is what makes the current times optimal; everyone possesses some sort of enjoyment from a scene if they search through that scene. I doubt in the 60's you could find anything along the lines of Orbital, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Global Communication, etc. because that sort of music hadn't been delved into at the time, but now you have plenty of groups creating IDM, Ambient techno, Ambient, etc.
 The ultimate connection is between a performer and its' audience!
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#28
SteveO Wrote:La Monte Young, John Cage, Edgard Varese ( 1950s), Wendy Carlos, Morton Feldman, Karlheinz Stockhausen, all in the 60s!!!!!

This is bizarre but ambient and interesting to listen to!


[video=youtube;pUTXNxFvjDw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUTXNxFvjDw[/video]

I'm, of course, familiar with John cage and La Monte Young, but I've never viewed either of them as ambient by even the most liberal of definitions, but I'll be sure to listen to the others. Modern classical and subsequent genres resulting from it are entirely different monsters to tackle, but I'm not one to argue what's what. However, the first recording (chronologically speaking) that I would view as ambient is Derbyshire's dreams project (Inventions for radio or something like that).

Regardless, I'll be sure to check out the music of the others you mentioned because it does seem intriguing.
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#29
Brian Eno - Music for Films, Music for Airports, Apollo.
Somewhere between right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there - Rumi
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#30
As long as my favorites continue to record and release what they are known for, I have no complaints.

God bless you and my favorites who are still here always!!!

Holly
Listen to my most favorite singer here sometime, James Otto that is!
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