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I'm a big Opeth and Porcupine Tree fan. I held off a bit on Steven Wilsons solo stuff until now as I'd read it was more experimental which is goofy on my part, because I like experimental. Plus, I have Stars Die-The Delirium Years 91-97 which is all over the map-very cool, but extremely psychedelic (usually a good thing in my book), but also with ambient experiments which sometimes work and sometimes not so much IMO. And, I enjoy ambient music for the most part...but, I probably would not have wanted another collection on the same lines as Stars Die as some of the pieces have sort of limited, novelty appeal to me. At the end of the day, IMO, the songs themselves have to hold up and have some cohesion. And, that they do in The Raven.

 

Just one opinion, but as I was looking at Steven Wilsons solo stuff on-line, I noticed that the allmusic guides reviewer of "The Raven" thought it was the strongest of his recent solo efforts. So, that's what I picked up. Indeed, it is really strong. I think if your only reference point was In Abstentia, you might find it less focused, but compared to his early prog experiments, it is much more realized, and of course it is indeed beautifully, carefully crafted. In fact, it's really not that "out there"...it's just really, really good music...albeit long proggy songs as you would expect!

 

If you want out there....mostly in a good way-check out Stars Die.

 

Just my rambling thoughtsconfused_face(1).gif


Edited by markm1 - 6/13/13 at 11:36am
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I have never actually listened to that album. I don't like anything after "going for the one" the album Tormato is just bearable. i will give "drama" a listen though

Haha, I love Tormato!

Let me know how you like Drama...
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I was just in Milwaukee and had to give some ear time to the master!

 

 

YEAH, you did! wink.gif

I knew you would approve...biggrin.gif

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I knew you would approve...biggrin.gif
 

 

I remember my first session with the LCD-2 & Al Jarreau. I played the track "Golden Girl" and the Audez'e expressed Al quite nicely. Though, the presentation left me wanting a bit more in the mid-bass and highs, I was deeply involved in his voice.

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I knew you would approve...biggrin.gif
 

 

I remember my first session with the LCD-2 & Al Jarreau. I played the track "Golden Girl" and the Audez'e expressed Al quite nicely. Though, the presentation left me wanting a bit more in the mid-bass and highs, I was deeply involved in his voice.

I have enjoyed his work for over 30 years. Class all the way.

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I have enjoyed his work for over 30 years. Class all the way.

am amazing voice for sure. we can forgive him for the dodgy cartoon videos with cheerios product placement! wink.gif

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I remember my first session with the LCD-2 & Al Jarreau. I played the track "Golden Girl" and the Audez'e expressed Al quite nicely. Though, the presentation left me wanting a bit more in the mid-bass and highs, I was deeply involved in his voice.

Did he do an album of bill withers covers?

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You mean this one?

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You mean this one?

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yea i have not heard it - it will be on my to get list. speaking of bill have you seen the doc from a few years back its just called still bill?

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Have not heard it yet, either. Did not see the docu but will look out for these two items... thanks for sharing.

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LAURA MARLING CD,English Folk

Alas,I Cannot Swim (2008)__________________I Speak Because I Can (2010)


A Creature I Don't Know (2011)______________Once I Was an Eagle (2013)


https://soundcloud.com/lauramarlingofficial/laura-marling-master-hunter
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Great songs, great singer. I can't say I enjoy my HD Tracks version though; I'll have to try the CD version some time.

 

I don't know if the 24-bit resolution does anything, but the frequency response is the same as that of a CD.....either the mastering sucks, or these so-called HD tracks have been tampered with.


Edited by miceblue - 6/13/13 at 4:37pm
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