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I'm just curious to hear about some new music. Here is one of my favourite albums that very few people have or have heard about.

The Gabe Dixon Band- On A Rolling Ball

These guys are the shit. Lush piano driven rock with an alto sax, upright bass and drums. All classically trained, just great stuff.

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I'm sure many own it but I've never seen Liquid Skin by Gomez mentioned here. Blows me away every time I hear it...too eclectic to descibe...maybe Pearl Jam with some Radiohead some classic rock and a tonne of production ideas.

Check it out

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Well this is a guess,but I was listening to this the other week and thought I wonder if anyone else listens to this on vinyl.....(another gift from Ma [big Grin] )

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells(1973)

Sweet ass music to trip to,also used on the soundtrack of the Exorcist.

Also have :Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge(1974)(vinyl)

Anyone got any live stuff of this guy?Its un-nerving at times,eerie and dark.

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roots manuva - dub come save me

dub remix of similar 'come save me' name

hip hop from the UK

trans am - s/t

Guitar based Post Rock from Washington D.C. - blue and white trippy cover.

chicago underground duo - 12" of freedom

tortoise free jazz side project. very art.

Joe Lovano - flights of fancy vol.2

High test jazz. very collaborative.

roy campbell and pyramid trio - ethnic stew and brew

fantastic chicago jazz music...trumpet lead. Killer players, raw musicianship.

ferocious.

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Gotan Project's "La Revancha Del Tango"

Yes, I will keep pimping this disc until somebody finally checks them out and offers me their opinion. Download it, I don't care.

They are playing in Montreal this week-end!

Also:

- Boards Of Canada "The Music Has The Right To Children"

- Amon Tobin "Bricolage"

- Modest Mussorgsky "Pictures Of An Exhibition"

- Catherine Wheel "Happy Days"

- Hum "You'd Prefer An Astronaut"

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Gabe Dixon, Motet, The Greyboy Allstars , Gomez...all great choices, especially Mike Oldfield, hey Esau I think Supernova.org has tons of live Oldfield for DL off bit torrent. My fav Oldfield album of all time is:

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The Songs Of Distant Earth

Here's some other picks:

Jonah Smith- Industry Rule

Railroad Earth -BLACK BEAR SESSIONS

Bombsquad - Sophistafunk

Bob Schneider & Mitch Watkins - Underneath the Onion Trees

Seth Yacovone Band - Standing on the Sound

Every Keller Williams Album!

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quote:

Originally posted by Velvet:

Yes Bob Wiseman, yes Tubular Bells.

Chicago Transit Authority - the first album by Chicago. It boggles my mind to think of what Chicago became.

I used to have a poster of CTA from a gig they played at McMaster University I think or Mohawk college until I met Marsha [Mad]

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For me, it would be one of:

  • David Lindley / El Rayo-X
  • David Lindley & El Rayo-X / Very Greasy (with its wicked ska version of "Werewolves of London")
  • Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band / Trout Mask Replica
  • Defunkt / Thermonuclear Sweat (with Vernon Reid on Charlie Parker's "Au Private")
  • viperHouse / Ottawa or Shed

Aloha,

Brad

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I get this from my girlfriend every time she looks at my cd's....'who the hell else listens to this stuff besides you??'

hmmm...

Some definite surprised up there, Beats i'm right there with ya on Roots Manuva and I actually got to see Trans Am on that first album tour(With Ui and US Maple)

So I dug a few gems up...

Lemonjelly - lemonjelly.ky

-unfreaking believable music - a glorious hybrid of samples/electronic leanings and real playing with the catchiest melodies...

Isaac Hayes - Live at the Sahara Tahoe

-What a show! 16 piece band on stage funkin' it up...a whack of requisite Hayes slow numbers but man does he make up for it with the funk.

Marc Moulin - The Placebo Sessions

-And you thought you knew the Rhodes...this guy has a killer band and some killer keyboard licks...

Moistboys - S/T

-Ween side project. RAWK. Heavy duty with distorto vocals and machine gun drum machine beats...if the ween you like is only the newer Steely Dan sounding stuff, stay away!

Gert Wilden - Schulmadchen Report

-Hands down the best German porn soundtrack I own.

Aphrodite's Child - 666

Vangelis(of Bladerunner soundtrack fame) in his form Greek classic rock band. Very cool - a bit nutty at times but swings from Pink Floyd sounds to Zappa-esque jams with tons of psychedelic production.

MacDonald & Giles - S/T

-One of my all time favourite albums, two of the original King Crimson team off on their own craft the perfect prog-but-not-prog album. More like classic Crimson/Gentle Giant than ELP or YES...ah hell it's awesome. 2 songs are giant Suites that traverse many different styles, Steve Winwood lends some keys...amazing

And this one apparently no one has:

Ahmad Jamal - Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 1985.

I miss this album so much, I only have the case now, I left the CD at a radio station years ago. I've dug up the mp3's of a couple tracks but if anyone has this I will pay you for a copy. Hell I'll drive there to pick it up and get you drunk and high.

Anyways, it's a simply gorgeous piano jazz album...if you ever see it buy it without hesitation.

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Al Tuck's New High Road Of Song

A definite classic, one of the best Canadian albums period, Al is a Halifax institution and so much more. Even Real Player knows this disc and comes up with a superlative (All Music Guide) bio and write up which showed me how far afield he is appreciated.

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quote:

Originally posted by FreekerByTheSpeaker:

Gabe Dixon, Motet, The Greyboy Allstars , Gomez...all great choices, especially Mike Oldfield, hey Esau I think Supernova.org has tons of live Oldfield for DL off bit torrent. My fav Oldfield album of all time is:

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The Songs Of Distant Earth

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Freeker~

Hey bro, I went to that link and I don't think its the same site anymore or its being updated or somthing,I was just on the Oldfield message board this mornin' trying to track down some info if MO was taper friendly or where I could score a few live shows,but I didnt get any info.

Cheers though,I'll have to keep checkin in and see.

I haven't heard that album yet,but I do have the two listed above and through some more diggin' 'round I found "Ommadawn" & "AirBorn" two more great albums unfortunatley they are vinyl like the others but obviously I didnt look after em as well as TB & HR so they are rather scratchy with a load of pops & not good ones either.

I also found for the list of albums that maybe no one else has,these couple gems

~Pure Prairie League - Bustin' Out(its got the sweet Amie on it too!!)

~Rhinoceros (first album....not sure why I have this )on vinyl also.

~Kensington Market - Avenue Road 1968

And another good ol' Toronto band from Yorkville:

~The Ugly Ducklings - Somewhere Outside - 1968 debut album.

Hmmm looks as though I will have some classic vinyl to listen to this afternoon..... [big Grin]

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The very first Gypsy Soul album "Prescribed Vibe" is one I always come back to.

I used to think Hawksley Workman's first album "For Him and the Girls" fell into this category but not recently (I'm seeing him tonight in London, woo-hoo)

Weakerthans - Left and Leaving

by the by, Gomez fans, sharingthegroove.com has a wicked live show from 2002 in Vancouver - radio broadcast. I just dl it last night and haven't got a chance to listen but get into it!

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Sorry to take up another post but I found that All Music Guide review of Al Tuck's New High Road Of Song and had to post it. I love when Americans with no connection to a fiercely local artist get IT:

quote:

The third album by Halifax, Nova Scotia native and one of North America's least-known exceptional songwriters is a dense, sublime masterwork. Al Tuck's songs are world-weary but rich in soulful élan, instant old friends. On the dubwise opener "Eliminate Ya" he sings nonchalantly regarding his music: "People are gonna want to hear it". This is not, however, braggadocio. It's as if the observation just happened to be floating around in his head, so he decided to let it free, yet he has no attachment to it one way or another. Regardless, the statement’s supreme confidence is not misplaced. The New High Road of Song is an exceptional album. The degree of looseness in Tuck's music is endearing and exactly right. It is neither messy nor sloppy, it is simply candid and honest, and belongs to that late-late-night window of time when you cannot get to sleep no matter what you do and, as a result, are incapable of lying to yourself any longer, even when you try to. Tuck is less Dylanesque an almost inevitable comparison for such a literate and droll songwriter in his wordplay than in the tossed-off, immanently witty irreverence of his lyrics. His songs, in fact, bypass wordiness altogether. They sound, instead, like they are being slowly squeezed from him, and as soon as they are out in the open, the music envelops them. It renders what he does say even more wrenching and emphasizes how wonderful his lazy, workaday vignettes really are. The production is an apropos counterpart to the mood, attractively atmospheric like something Daniel Lanois might have helmed. The guitars weave intoxicated webs, warped oases of sound that nevertheless retain their loopy good nature and never threaten to drown Tuck's infectious sense of humor. The laidback nature of the music is perfectly framed by endeavors into languid reggae underpinnings on "(Damn Near) Do Me Justice" and "Hurry (Soon It’ll Be Too Late)" and swaying Caribbean rhythms on "Not I." And Tom Waits or maybe Mose Allison could have written "Bean's Blues" if it weren’t so much less downtrodden and so much more playful. Tuck's songs are like conversations with whatever stranger happens to be sitting at the bar. They open up with almost no prompting and reveal little insights that are as amusingly personal as they are poignant, even if that poignancy is almost an afterthought. The informal romanticism of "Killing Time" is all the more heartfelt because it is so casual, like two friends and would-be lovers lounging together on a couch on a Saturday afternoon with nothing else to do but sweet talk each other. The same goes for "When It Rains (Flora)" the jazzy guitar chords punctuating the dizzy conversation taking place, part of it in the narrator's own head. Those moments where he turns the dialogue in on himself are the most precious. We have all had similar internal debates with ourselves, but rarely have they sounded as exquisite and humble. Tuck may not want to toot his own horn, as he claims on "(Damn Near) Do Me Justice" but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be blown, as often and as loudly as possible and to the widest conceivable audience.

Stanton Swihart - All Music Guide


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good call on gomez - liquid skin MK

same witht he greyboys, theyre wicked

i went on a MMW-side project buying spree for a while, and picked up the obvious: The Word, SCO, Stanton Moore, etc, but i picked up some pretty unknown stuff as well

this one may be well known but

billy martin - black elk speaks. a wicked percussion ensemble album headed by illy b, realy trippy stuff.

i aslo got:

john medeski and david fuizinski - lunar crush. some realy wierd stuff on this one, fuizinski reminds me alot of medeski if he played the guitar, so it makes a nice pairing. theres a few songs that realy stand out, especialy 'pineapple'. check it out if you like fast, agressive guitar-driven jazz/funk fusion with crazy ass world vocals, and of course great playing by medeski.

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quote:

Originally posted by Tungsten Gruvsten:

Isaac Hayes - Live at the Sahara Tahoe

-What a show! 16 piece band on stage funkin' it up...a whack of requisite Hayes slow numbers but man does he make up for it with the funk.


An awesome album ... Ain't No Sunshine from this frinkin' kills.

RnB

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