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    Mastering editing etc

    I've picked up a few audio tricks over the years and have become fairly handy at cleaning / editing / post-production in general. I can make unimpressive recordings sound much bigger or can apply transparent post-production to make your mixes louder / more widescreen without brickwalling them...
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    The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

    I get that the attitude influenced a lot of people, dark, literary, sometimes noisy (goth and post-punk) but I know very little that really sounds like the first album. I tend to think that the space rockers and paisley underground people sound more like an amped up version of the third album...
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    The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

    What would you point to particularly?
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    The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

    'The Velvet Underground Bootleg Series' (The Robert Quine tapes) was a real eye-opener for me as someone who had sort of written them off after Cale left. These tapes show them in action as a jam band in the Grateful Dead sense - extended improvisations that have this huge cumulative effect.
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    The 'Bands I don't Get' thread

    Beg to differ on the Sylvian / Fripp album ... I was hugely disappointed at the time but it came to mean a lot to me. Those first couple of Sylvian records are still exemplary high-wire acts of marrying experiment with incredible craft .. as with Eno, Gabriel, Walker, Bush et al in the same period
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    Where Are We Now?

    Tonight actually
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    Shudder to Think - Funeral at the Movies

    This expresses some of my feelings about Shudder to Think - local boy doing video essay tribute
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    Wire - 154 (1979)

    Had to throw in my tuppence ha'penny on this. 1. The album is worth the price of admission for 'A Touching Display' alone. I have never heard such a beautiful maelstrom. 2. It has 'The 15th' 3. Everything else 4. The run of albums from Pink Flag to 154 is among the most amazing arcs of evolution...
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    The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

    Originality and ownership belong to the idea of music as a commodity. The VU are part of a story that did not begin with them and is far from over. They were a seismic event though ... mind-blowingly large. My hype comment is that their influence and worth can't be overstated.
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    Where Are We Now?

    Tonight tonight tonight
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    The 'Bands I don't Get' thread

    Is anyone going to address the elfin in the room?
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    The 'Bands I don't Get' thread

    I remember the disappointment so many people seemed to feel when it turned out Will Oldham was not some backwoods savant ... then a sort of backlash at the 'appropriation' of a less privileged identity .. cf Gillian Welch and Abul Mogard. It ties in with the questions around The Dreaming too. In...
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    Where Are We Now?

    The last of these commissions for the Drogheda Arts Festival are being broadcast this Thursday at 9 ... check the archives for works from Thor Harris and Norman Westberg and other fine, fine persons https://fb.watch/7JU01iOhIP/ And on The Clumsy Giantess tip there's this: also coming up soon...
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    The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

    I could wax on endlessly about this album but .... The Cale gig in the NCH was totally amazing, I sort of dreaded the possibility of seeing a genteel 'rainy season' kind of show.. great to see that level of high-wire action and sheer wilful discomfort from a man approaching his 8th decade. Post...
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    100% Metal* **

    * literal metal ** may contain traces of sulphur
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