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by Artisan
Sat May 04, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Leweit Music Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 23124

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: 2383
Views: 191744

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: 254
Views: 23124

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: 285

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: 285

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: 10991

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: 10991

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: 10991

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: 1551

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: 10991

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: 514

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: 254
Views: 23124

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: 254
Views: 23124

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: 254
Views: 23124

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: 254
Views: 23124

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: 278

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: 6237

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: 2383
Views: 191744

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.
by Artisan
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Roger Waters
Topic: Roger Waters Us + Them tour. Perth 20/2/2018.
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Roger Waters Us + Them tour. Perth 20/2/2018.

Wow. That's only like $70 here. He must really hate the US, haha.
by Artisan
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2383
Views: 191744

Re: The Notebook v4.0

For ten years, the world has become a child who has discovered the thrill of flushing its parents' things down the toilet. Except rather than keys and pictures and stuff, it's intellect. I'm not the sharpest stick in the sharpened stick box, not by any means, yesterday I walked under a collapsing wa...
by Artisan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2383
Views: 191744

Re: The Notebook v4.0

What you said is offensive. I will never say another word to you as long as I live.

Oh, how do I get back on the main highway from here? Thanks.
by Artisan
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: David Gilmour
Topic: Game: The Best of Gilmour
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Game: The Best of Gilmour

Going to nitpick here... A CD can only hold 80 minutes, not 90. So, er, make some more difficult decisions! Are we focusing on music or lyrics? Does stuff he co-wrote with Polly count or not? Division Bell is the only one that has separate music/lyrics credits though so it's kind of a moot point any...
by Artisan
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2383
Views: 191744

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Today's discovery: taking field recordings of factory noises off my phone's voice recorder and trying to use them as samples to construct an industrial percussion track to add to a 2 and a half year old song demo at 4 in the morning is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Also I ran out of sampl...
by Artisan
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2383
Views: 191744

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Got my genetics tested finally, and learned that I am exclusively of Viking, Saxon, and Celtic descent with almost nothing else tossed in. At least, that's the biological traits that I've inherited from my family line. Apparently my paternal lineage can be traced back as having came from Persia in ...
by Artisan
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: David Gilmour
Topic: The Gilmour notepad
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: The Gilmour notepad

That's the foundation of the blues. Certainly not an incorrect description, but not a particularly accurate one. Gilmour goes for melody and emotional impact over technicality most of the time, which is what sets him apart from many others otherwise similar in style. He can play fast when he needs t...