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Melancholic folk music from Chris Porterfield, who is constantly referred to as "former bandmate of Justin Vernon". He deserves a much more honorable description; I often prefer his music to Vernon's projects.

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"Global A Go-Go" - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

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I was working around the clock to help getting the first livestream I was doing audio for past three days. I was over the moon it went all well, I was in a friend's car explaining him with all the passion how it was all like etc.

 

Then he paused for a moment, realizing that I could not possibly have heard the news. Tomaž Pengov, our premier poet/songwriter/guitarist, has passed away. In a moment, all the excitement and joy vanished in thin air. I was lost for words and only tears running down my cheek were telling the story.

 

Tomaž Pengov did not leave a great body of work in quantitative sense, yet what he did will always hold water. As an alternative, deeply introverted poet of a small nation like Slovenia ( population 2M), he was not broadly known even in his country, due to strict adherence to our language his appearences abroad were extremely scarce. He has(now sadly had) a cult following. I found myself in a quandary which song from his cult LP from 1973 titled Odpotovanja to post - for predominantely English speaking audience. 90% plus of his ouvre is based on masterly use of Slovenian language, mostly far too fine in order to be translatable, without most of the subtle meanings and submeanings not being lost in translation.

 

I knew it had to be Ladje Prostora ( Ships of Space(Room)) - I never could have anticipated my most "warhorse" song used to asses the SQ of even the best turntables from this mono LP ( recorded 2 track to Revox in Tomaž Pengov's bathroom ! ) will end up as an epitaph for its author:

 

 

As another poet of his generation, Milan Dekleva wrote :

 

Tomaž is not taking highways to capitals, his roads are dusty and narrow, leading to unknown, almost forgotten places .

 

Thank you for everything, and rest in peace, Tomaž !


Edited by analogsurviver - 2/10/14 at 3:55pm
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I was working around the clock to help getting the first livestream I was doing audio for past three days. I was over the moon it went all well, I was in a friend's car explaining him with all the passion how it was all like etc.

 

Then he paused for a moment, realizing that I could not possibly have heard the news. Tomaž Pengov, our premier poet/songwriter/guitarist, has passed away. In a moment, all the excitement and joy vanished in thin air. I was lost for words and only tears running down my cheek were telling the story.

 

Tomaž Pengov did not leave a great body of work in quantitative sense, yet what he did will always hold water. As an alternative, deeply introverted poet of a small nation like Slovenia ( population 2M), he was not broadly known even in his country, due to strict adherence to our language his appearences abroad were extremely scarce. He has(now sadly had) a cult following. I found myself in a quandary which song from his cult LP from 1973 titled Odpotovanja to post - for predominantely English speaking audience. 90% plus of his ouvre is based on masterly use of Slovenian language, mostly far too fine in order to be translatable, without most of the subtle meanings and submeanings not being lost in translation.

 

I knew it had to be Ladje Prostora ( Ships of Space(Room)) - I never could have anticipated my most "warhorse" song used to asses the SQ of even the best turntables from this mono LP ( recorded 2 track to Revox in Tomaž Pengov's bathroom ! ) will end up as an epitaph for its author:

 

 

As another poet of his generation, Milan Dekleva wrote :

 

Tomaž is not taking highways to capitals, his roads are dusty and narrow, leading to unknown, almost forgotten places .

 

Thank you for everything, and rest in peace, Tomaž !


That is quite the story and quite a great track as well. Is there any way to get a rip of that album legally?

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That is quite the story and quite a great track as well. Is there any way to get a rip of that album legally?

Thank you for your comment. 

 

Frankly, no idea - but more unlikely than not. Here the Discogs Link : http://www.discogs.com/Toma%C5%BE-Pengov-Odpotovanja/release/1235381

 

Original green cover LP was issued by today sadly late Tomaž Pengov himself in 1973 limited edition of 1000 pcs . It is uber rare to see it, let alone to see it for sale - and commands silly money if and when it does - likely to get even pricier after today's sad event. Re-release from 1981 ( same photo, this time in light brown ) is unfortunately equalized ( original is tad light in the bass ) and is not as good sonically (still great, only not good as the original ) , but it was issued in more copies and is easier to get - but that still means very rare. It is the one I have, I was far too young to appreciate and jump to grab the original at 13 - and unfortunately never managed to be in the right place at the right time when very sporadically Tomaž was selling a few copies of those 1000 saved for the rainy day. I have no idea ( or desire to learn ) how CD fares sonically (although I did sell many copies of it during my CD retail time ); from the track I posted it should be clear to any analogoholic it is the repertoire the least suitable for CD and analog is the way to go.

 

That said - I will try to see if there is any way to download it legally. Copyrights etc over here are a "tad" behind say Great Britain, USA, etc...- and no payable downloading

services that I am aware of - yet.

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I'm feeling Blue tonight

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Johann Benjamin Gross: Bal(l)ade romantique

Quatuor Mosaiques, Y.Kaneko, M.Dahmen, C. Coin

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Silbermond - Ja (Click to show)

 

Silbermond - Himmel auf (Click to show)
Silbermond - das Beste (Click to show)
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 Tim Hecker "Virgins" 2013-one of my favorites from last year.

 

 

 

 

Another best of 2013....the deluxe has a second live recording which is fantastic.

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Miles Davis - Kind of Blue [2013 limited edition mono vinyl]

Sounds pretty darn good; that 's all I can say. The pressing is near-immaculate. For those who haven't heard the mono mix, it's reaally good.
Surely the stereo version is better?
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I'm off from work today, so it is going to be a long day of music listening. :biggrin: I'm still hooked on my new near field speaker rig, so I'll be listening to that all day.

 

This is what I've played/been playing so far:

 

 

 

 

 

 

More to follow...


Edited by jasonb - 2/11/14 at 8:03am
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post
Melancholic folk music from Chris Porterfield, who is constantly referred to as "former bandmate of Justin Vernon". He deserves a much more honorable description; I often prefer his music to Vernon's projects.

My thoughts exactly...I'm looking forward to the next release...

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