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2017 UK Head-Fi Group - Music Thread

Discussion in 'Music' started by NevilleM, Sep 24, 2017.
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  1. NevilleM
    Prior to the UK Group's Milton Keynes Meet in April 2017 there was a UK Head-Fiers Group competition * - suggest tracks you've enjoyed - with a prize going to the members choice.
    There is no prize this time, but the idea of the UK Group having a thread to note down their recent finds is worth continuing.
    Rules:
    Try to have a theme for your post - this month, recent jazz, icelandic, low bass...
    Include a link to the flac/mp3 on Bandcamp, Spotify or a website.
    Limit yourself - near the end of the year we can have "top 10" lists, but 3 to 5 per post is plenty.

    pedalhead and others may add announcements - maybe a 2018 meet - otherwise try to stick to the music

    *Links to 2017 meet/discussions
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/2017-uk-head-fi-meet-april-2nd-milton-keynes.816392/
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/201...2017-milton-keynes-impressions-thread.843193/
     
  2. NevilleM
    Daily I find myself wandering the genres/followers/feeds on Bandcamp.
    My wishlist grows and shrinks, by purchase or just nor being interesting enough to ever buy.
    I'm sure that 5 of my all-time top 10 are there, I just need to find them.

    I'm mostly a metal-head though metal has become a very broad genre and my tastes are more John Peel like.

    Stetson-Neufeld
    Colin Stetson is a bass saxophone player. That's a bit of an understatement.
    His April 2017 album "All This I Do For Glory" [experimental saxophone] will give you some idea how much.


    Not long after I ran into another Colin release for his new June 2017 progressive metal band Ex-Eye.
    If you've every wondered how a prog with lead bass saxophone would sound

    I found plenty more of Colin's solo and collaboration - 2011 with Mats Gustafsson on "Stones" [two saxophones free jazz]

    which probably strays too far into angry elephant territory to be an enjoyable listen.

    I did fnd one with violinist Sarah Neufeld - "Never Were the Way She Was". Not knowing anything about her I kept looking and found
    her solo Feb 2016 [violin] album "The Ridge"


    Back to the violin and saxophone on that April 2015 collaboration "Never Were the Way She Was".
    I admit to not having any violin/saxophone albums before finding this, even on my ECM albums.

    Just hope they get time to collaborate again.

    Having found Experimental Saxophone can Experimental Trombone be far behind...
     
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  3. NevilleM
    Note-by-note Piano
    I'm sure many of you are fans of Ludovico Einaudi. He's not on Bandcamp,
    Genres for Piano Solo, Post-Classical and Neo-Classical are.
    Browsing these I eventually run into both 1631 records and heklAa.

    heklAa's full discography of 7 albums cost €8.80 which is a bargain


    1631 Recordings
    Their whole discography, currently 130 albums for €346, may not seem as good a bargain as heklAa's.
    Averaging €6 each (and around 25minutes) you'd need to love about half of them to make it cheaper to buy all rather than those you love,
    So I set out listening to the first 50 or so. A recommended passtime.
    It's how I discovered Oskar Schuster's album Zehada
    It's an Edwardian Belgian Upright Piano...


    Luckily I also searched for him as an artist and found
    http://shop.oskarschuster.com/music
    Sad there's no link between Zehada and the others.
    If you navigate to one of the albums, such as my favourite Sneeuwland - you'll see an option to buy the discography and sheet music
    http://shop.oskarschuster.com/album/sneeuwland
    [​IMG]
    Who would think that with piano with added mechanical/music box sounds you could get so much emotion into 3 minutes.
    Try (apologies the link doesnt play direct)
    http://shop.oskarschuster.com/track/marlene

    Oskar makes up one of those 5 all-time top ten slots I mentioned.

    As a fan of Person of Interest I tried to track down versions of Philip Glass' Metamorphosis 5 which was used in the last episode (and a few feature films)
    I found (but didnt buy) "Bach Glass Worms" - here's the link to that track to remind you how it sounds

    and noticed on the same label "Canto Ostinato" - a piece for two piano's.
    If you enjoyed The Stranglers "Golden Brown" then here it is in 1 track - 106 sections.
    Probably you'll never manage to come in with the words "Golden Brown"


    Next time Stoner Doom...
     
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