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by Alec Taylor
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Verdant Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: The Verdant Stars

by Alec Taylor
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: Steven Wilson and Co.
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Steven Wilson and Co.

Alright, now that I've listened to all of Porcupine Tree's and Steven Wilson's material obsessively, I can say without a doubt that this combo is essential for Pink Floyd fans. He doesn't sound like them that much (except for early PT), but he hits the same emotional nerves as Floyd the way most oth...
by Alec Taylor
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 641
Views: 63813

Re: What are you listening to now?

talking heads - remain in light

what a weird album, i love it
by Alec Taylor
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2383
Views: 191748

Re: The Notebook v4.0

its not a good day to be midwestern, all of our shit is getting flooded to high heaven. largest flood event since '93, so fortunate to not live along those floodplains any more.
by Alec Taylor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Verdant Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: The Verdant Stars

-NEW SONG: SLEEPING STADIUM- A track dedicated to the people who died in Pompeii that night, two millennia ago. Inspired by the music Pink Floyd made in the ruins to an audience of lost spirits. Had a lot of fun making this one, the group dynamic really helped! Madi's songwriting contributions and ...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Verdant Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: The Verdant Stars

While I work on the artwork and final mix for the upcoming song, I'll post a link to the "debut" track of the band. The appropriately named track "Pretension" sums up my main mantra towards songwriting, it would seem. This song isn't really a band effort, it's just me on here. The original mix on Yo...
by Alec Taylor
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: Quick thought of the day....
Replies: 45
Views: 3590

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Quick thought: the United Nations has determined that 5 million Americans live in "third world" conditions. I'm not sure exactly how the world sees America these days, but it comes out to 14% of our population living in extreme poverty despite being considered a wealthy global power. I don't know w...
by Alec Taylor
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: Quick thought of the day....
Replies: 45
Views: 3590

Re: Quick thought of the day....

Quick thought: the United Nations has determined that 5 million Americans live in "third world" conditions. I'm not sure exactly how the world sees America these days, but it comes out to 14% of our population living in extreme poverty despite being considered a wealthy global power. I don't know wh...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 641
Views: 63813

Re: What are you listening to now?

Opeth - Damnation Normally a death metal band, but they teamed up with Steven Wilson to make a standard prog album. Very weird stuff... it has that sort of "doom and gloom" vibe from the lyrics and timbre, but the music isn't that far removed from Wetton/Bruford era King Crimson, except more straigh...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2383
Views: 191748

Re: The Notebook v4.0

TIL that, apparently, Americans find the way Brits tell the time confusing. Specifically, I'm talking about phrases like "half six". I had never, ever thought that this could be ambiguous because these expressions are so ubiquitous in the UK. Apparently, to Americans "half six" instinctively means ...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Verdant Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: The Verdant Stars

Holy damn, this is pretty exciting. :O Thanks! I'm hoping this is the real deal for me. They've both been great support for me throughout the years. Artisan was actually a sort of "ghost co-writer" on the old SunShade song "Megalopolis". The upcoming song had really great input from my two bandmate...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Verdant Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 336

The Verdant Stars

Good evening, Floydians! My fiancée Madison and I decided some time ago to team up as songwriters. She has a much better ear for melody than I could ever hope to imagine, and knows how to reel in my more overblown pretensions. Adding to this, our very own Artisan has started lending a hand at making...
by Alec Taylor
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: David Gilmour
Topic: David Gilmour - In Concert
Replies: 1
Views: 210

David Gilmour - In Concert

New concert compilation of David Gilmour on YouTube Compiles some concerts from 2001 and 2002 featuring more stripped-down performances. There are a couple of songs I don't recognize, so I don't know if they're yet-to-be released tracks of his or cover songs, plus Rick Wright shows up to sing on hi...
by Alec Taylor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Pink Floyd News
Topic: Pink Floyd Boosting Vinyl Sales
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Pink Floyd Boosting Vinyl Sales

https://media1.tenor.com/images/6410fce49e0e0dedba1b3b71d71bee69/tenor.gif?itemid=8549864 In all seriousness, I don't go to them personally for any sort of quality. My thought process is "hey, I like this album and it's only $5, why not?". There is a sort of ASMR kind of experience with the crackle...
by Alec Taylor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: Emerson Lake & Palmer
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer

Because I'm obsessed with album ranks: 1. Tarkus 2. Brain Salad Surgery 3. Emerson, Lake & Palmer 4. Trilogy 5. Works Vol. 2 6. Works Vol. 1 7. Love Beach 8. In the Hot Seat 9. Black Moon I haven't ended up enjoying ELP as much as other prog rock bands. Their songs are almost too "out there", the ja...
by Alec Taylor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Pink Floyd News
Topic: Pink Floyd Boosting Vinyl Sales
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Pink Floyd Boosting Vinyl Sales

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/viny-sales-2018/ It's interesting to see the Floyd partially lead this hipster movement of buying music on vinyl instead of many other superior mediums (guilty!). I'm actually a little surprised at David Bowie being in the top three as well, but maybe his death helped ...
by Alec Taylor
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: Non-UK, non-USA music
Replies: 22
Views: 4504

Re: Non-UK, non-USA music

I've tried listening to music in languages other than English and I simply can't do it. Other languages make me paranoid when I don't understand them.
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2383
Views: 191748

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Spent the weekend in the ER. Apparently the heart is held in place by a membrane that also regulates blood flow, and mine has decided to become inflammed for no good reason. :( I briefly saw something on Twitter. How are you now? Way better, thanks for asking! It is called pericarditis, which is th...
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Music Discussion
Topic: Non-UK, non-USA music
Replies: 22
Views: 4504

Re: Non-UK, non-USA music

So I've got to add The Flower Kings (a Swedish prog band) and CAN (a krautrock? band) to the list. Retropolis by the former and Tago Mago by the latter make for great listens, although that second one is really fucking weird stuff. "Halleluhwuh" is my jam, no matter how strange it is.
by Alec Taylor
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: The Notebook v4.0
Replies: 2383
Views: 191748

Re: The Notebook v4.0

Spent the weekend in the ER. Apparently the heart is held in place by a membrane that also regulates blood flow, and mine has decided to become inflammed for no good reason. :(
by Alec Taylor
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Replies: 10
Views: 4440

Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe

I actually haven't seen that one yet. I grew up with the comics and have gravitated towards watching the films about characters I like, and I was never a big Black Panther fan. One of my all-time favorite Marvel characters, Doctor Doom, STILL hasn't had a satisfying on-screen appearance and it makes...
by Alec Taylor
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: David Gilmour
Topic: The Gilmour notepad
Replies: 15
Views: 1407

Re: The Gilmour notepad

Damn, you beat me to it!

I can't believe he's selling off all of his shit, but it's for a good cause. He did say he'll never make a formal retirement announcement since he prefers to just fade away quietly. So, maybe Rattle That Lock is the last we'll hear from him. :(
by Alec Taylor
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Outside the Wall
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 641
Views: 63813

Re: What are you listening to now?

Gazpacho - Night

They're an art rock/progressive rock band from Norway, and this album of theirs is a five-part concept album that just sounds so good. It's not really prog, just a long-form "ambient" groove like The Endless River but with modern instruments, vocals, and a stronger theme.
by Alec Taylor
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Leweit Music Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 23131

Re: The Leweit Music Thread

I've been reluctant to rely on it in the past, but one of my new idols confesses to using it all the time and embracing it as a tool. He emphasizes making the best music possible whether it's "authentic" or not, so his electronic rap-metal or whatever doesn't even use real guitars but still sounds g...
by Alec Taylor
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Musician Central
Topic: The Leweit Music Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 23131

Re: The Leweit Music Thread

Silver, I remember you saying that you've used Melodyne for vocal pitch correction before. Did you use it at all on CABW ? What DAW do you use in general, and if you did use the AutoTune on your vocals, how hard was it to learn and did it change the sound of your voice? I'm thinking about giving in ...