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by Artisan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2392
Views: 220140

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Congratulations man!
by Artisan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Band Discussion
Topic: The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Replies: 29
Views: 7214

Re: The Final Cut vs. A Momentary Lapse of Reason

The Final Cut is such a divisive album, I honestly don't think its fans will be converted by a remix. Unless there's someone who hates both but would pick TFC solely because of the production. I like AMLOR a lot, and I don't care for the production, but the problems with that album are rooted in the...
by Artisan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: Just testing an idea...
Replies: 10
Views: 4419

Re: Just testing an idea...

Metal Machine Music has defenders, so go wild and someone will like it!
by Artisan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Band Discussion
Topic: Kettles and Bacon (AHM Article)
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Kettles and Bacon (AHM Article)

That was a fantastic article, thanks for sharing! I had no idea the rhythm tracks were one continuous take. Roger and Nick weren't flashy by any means, but when they need to get the job done, they get it done. Animals is still the best Floyd album in my book, but AHM is probably my favorite: makes m...
by Artisan
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2392
Views: 220140

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Don't you remember my anti-New York rants? I spent my formative years there and it probably explains why I'm a miserable ball of pessimism constantly toeing the line of full-on misanthropy. So I got the hell out and I'm very happy about that! It's been over 100 degrees for most of the past month, bu...
by Artisan
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Leweit Music Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 26800

Re: The Leweit Music Thread

Well it was all a learning experience, wasn't it? You wouldn't be doing these things differently if you hadn't done 'em this way in the first place! For a debut album, you knocked this out of the park. Putting aside my involvement with it and the fact that you're my friend, it's still one of my favo...
by Artisan
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2392
Views: 220140

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Not New York anymore!
by Artisan
Sat May 04, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Leweit Music Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 26800

Re: The Leweit Music Thread

Been listening to this all day, only to discover that as of today (May 4), it's been two years since it was officially released! This still remains one of my favorite albums of all time, probably in my top ten (and I own close to a thousand!) and I'm so proud to have contributed to it in whatever ma...
by Artisan
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2392
Views: 220140

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Half six clearly means three.
by Artisan
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Leweit Music Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 26800

Re: The Leweit Music Thread

I thought I had lost my original files for this, but I finally found them and I've been listening again. Digging around, hearing all my early attempts, Ocean Child without the drums, re-reading this thread... I LOVE THIS ALBUM!!! You said you were opposed to Leysin as its own EP, but from my perspec...
by Artisan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Pink Floyd News
Topic: Pink Floyd Boosting Vinyl Sales
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Pink Floyd Boosting Vinyl Sales

I did have a flea market seller who sold "small-ticket artists" (i.e. not Beatles, Stones, Zappa, Dylan, huge names/premium artists like that) for $2/record, or $15 for 10 records. It's insanely difficult to not go for that deal, and indeed I did pick up a few records I'll probably never play just b...
by Artisan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Pink Floyd News
Topic: Pink Floyd Boosting Vinyl Sales
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Pink Floyd Boosting Vinyl Sales

Bowie would not be at the top if he hadn't died. I love his work, but I never heard ANYBODY talk about him until he died in a spectacularly theatrical display of mystery and retroactive hints on his album. As for Floyd, why pay $20 for a DSOTM that already smells like weed when you can pay $35 for o...
by Artisan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: Yes
Replies: 53
Views: 11908

Re: Yes

Even Gilmour does some variation of "shredding" from time to time (like in Biding My Time, or the Live At Pompeii version of Careful With That Axe). If the song calls for super-fast guitar, then I have no problem with the super-fast guitar. However, the list of guitarists who CAN play super-fast but...
by Artisan
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: Yes
Replies: 53
Views: 11908

Re: Yes

I am really, really bored with "technical" playing, which is an aspect I think I forgot to mention. The only "virtuoso" I can stomach is Allan Holdsworth, and a lot of that is just because he's just such a humble guy who has no pretensions whatsoever - although his style is far more interesting than...
by Artisan
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: Yes
Replies: 53
Views: 11908

Re: Yes

The other stuff I've tried sounded like a professional version of a Guitar Center volume war: a bunch of (this time, talented) musicians in one space all fighting for attention. King Crimson sounded to me like they were all playing different songs at the same time, each one trying to be louder than ...
by Artisan
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Richard, Nick and Syd
Topic: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
Replies: 25
Views: 2130

Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

That may be true, but remember, the N78 leads to a whole new world.
by Artisan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: Yes
Replies: 53
Views: 11908

Re: Yes

In a stunning turn of events, it turns out that I actually like Yes! Seems like a stupid joke I would have made years ago, but nope - $18 later, I have Fragile, CTTE, and Classic Yes on my shelf, and I've spun the former two about a dozen times each. I can only guess that back in 2014 when I first s...
by Artisan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: News & Updates
Topic: Long downtime
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Long downtime

Good to hear back from you. When you do coding for a living, having to do coding on the side gets to be a bit tedious. Perhaps portentously, I had dental surgery today and during the surgery got into a conversation/mini-argument with the dentist about progressive rock. Yes, it must be today! (The da...
by Artisan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Leweit Music Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 26800

Re: The Leweit Music Thread

I never noticed the chordal similarity. Funny! The rhythm really disguises a lot. (I did notice that Shepherd sounds kind of similar to Pull The Lever... maybe just a little bit... I guess...) I'm really liking the re-recorded Leysin. (I forgot Soundcloud existed, otherwise I probably would have fou...
by Artisan
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Leweit Music Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 26800

Re: The Leweit Music Thread

This one, from nine years ago. Fabulous little tune. I think it could benefit from a higher-quality recording, on the level of CABW, with a full arrangement (you could do some gorgeous harmony vocals on the "hmm, memories" bridge bit). I'd love to hear the re-recorded one, that might be just what I...
by Artisan
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Leweit Music Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 26800

Re: The Leweit Music Thread

I've heard that CD Baby can be very two-faced on the issue. That said, as long as you didn't fork over the ownership of the music, and only distribution rights, I don't think it will be a significant problem. And the "label" thing is just an idea I've had kicking around for a few years. I'd need to ...
by Artisan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Leweit Music Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 26800

Re: The Leweit Music Thread

I keep coming back to this album. I don't know how you did it but this thing still sounds fresh every time I listen to it. I've been knocking around the idea of starting my own record label - more a CD distribution catalog than an actual label, but still. Would be honored if this was the first relea...
by Artisan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Band Discussion
Topic: Obscured by Clouds 2016 mix vs 1972 mix
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Obscured by Clouds 2016 mix vs 1972 mix

I will have to give it a more honest listen. The original mix sounded murky, but to my ears, the remix (or at least, what I heard of it - I think just The Gold It's In The) sounded really unpleasant, much moreso than the original mix. It's been a long time since I listened but I distinctly remember ...
by Artisan
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: The Who
Replies: 26
Views: 6644

Re: The Who

What I like about Tommy is that there was a conscious decision to do nothing over the top with it: guitar, bass, drums, piano, vocals, and very rarely anything beyond that. Despite that, though, it's way more opera than rock to me, with useless 20-second interludes and distracting inner monologues t...
by Artisan
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2392
Views: 220140

Re: The Notebook v4.0

I knew her from Every Day I Write The Book by Elvis Costello, didn't realize she sang with Floyd. (Also didn't realize she was on Beat Surrender!) This has been a rough week.