2017 UK Head-Fi Group - Music Thread
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NevilleM

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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/
 
Sep 24, 2017 at 9:23 AM Post #2 of 3

NevilleM

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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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Oct 1, 2017 at 8:09 AM Post #3 of 3

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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
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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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