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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11010
    One of Leicesters finest, Rival Consoles.

    https://soundcloud.com/rivalconsoles
    Aye, the new record is splendid. That, Singularity by Jon Hopkins, and anything touched by Jon Spencer has been on the music player a lot recently. 
    I make Jeremy Paxman look like Fingermouse. 
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11010

    Also, Sci-fi Lullabies by Suede, the b-sides collection. Damn I should have got this 20 years ago, I loved early Suede and was familiar with My Insatiable One but had not heard other b-sides. The Bernard Butler songs are just go good, as good if not better than some of the 'proper' album tracks, and that's saying something.  Incredible guitar player; I find it very very difficult to work out his parts. Not so sure about the songs post Butler; I've never really got into Suede post Bernard.

    @MagicPigDetective When I saw Bernard on the McAlmont and Butler anniversary tour, I felt very pleased with myself as I'd taught myself how to play the first record and found I wasn't that wrong watching Bernard hammer them out. Whereas Johnny Marr is all about inventive chords and rhythmic picking, Bernard to me is about quite basic chords but finding lovely flourishes around those chords and when linking them together. Something like the twiddly bit in Yes (Watch the below thingy from about 3.40 onwards)



    I'd recommend finding the Dog Man Star TAB book and going through that. Once you get an idea of how Bernard does it, it helps with all the stuff he's played on. 
    I make Jeremy Paxman look like Fingermouse. 
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  • OctahedronOctahedron Frets: 358
    Last night I went to see EUROPE. They were excellent. John Norum is a phenomenal guitarist. In fact, the whole band are excellent musicians. Norum is severely underrated, as are Europe as a band... His playing is mind-boggling.

    Admittedly, I'm a fan of all 3 'sides' of Europe.
    There's the early days... songs about ninjas and instrumental tracks with Norwegian titles...
    The glory days (The Final Countdown/Out of This World/Prisoners albums)
    And the latter days e.g. Start from the Dark, War of Kings...

    They played a mixed set. The only albums they didn't call upon being Start From the Dark and Secret Society which is disappointing because I love Start From the Dark.
    Music the great communicator, use two sticks to make it in the nature - a music reviews blog: http://usetwosticks.wordpress.com/
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  • MossMoss Frets: 2402
    One of Leicesters finest, Rival Consoles.

    https://soundcloud.com/rivalconsoles
    Aye, the new record is splendid. That, Singularity by Jon Hopkins, and anything touched by Jon Spencer has been on the music player a lot recently. 
    Agreed on both Jon Hopkins and Rival Consoles

    The new Daniel Avery is fantastic too and in a similar vein
    Stop crying, start buying
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  • MagicPigDetectiveMagicPigDetective Frets: 475
    edited May 24

    Also, Sci-fi Lullabies by Suede, the b-sides collection. Damn I should have got this 20 years ago, I loved early Suede and was familiar with My Insatiable One but had not heard other b-sides. The Bernard Butler songs are just go good, as good if not better than some of the 'proper' album tracks, and that's saying something.  Incredible guitar player; I find it very very difficult to work out his parts. Not so sure about the songs post Butler; I've never really got into Suede post Bernard.

    @MagicPigDetective When I saw Bernard on the McAlmont and Butler anniversary tour, I felt very pleased with myself as I'd taught myself how to play the first record and found I wasn't that wrong watching Bernard hammer them out. Whereas Johnny Marr is all about inventive chords and rhythmic picking, Bernard to me is about quite basic chords but finding lovely flourishes around those chords and when linking them together. Something like the twiddly bit in Yes (Watch the below thingy from about 3.40 onwards)



    I'd recommend finding the Dog Man Star TAB book and going through that. Once you get an idea of how Bernard does it, it helps with all the stuff he's played on. 

    Cool, thanks for the pointers, I need to dedicate some time to this and tune down to Eb.

    My recent listens are new albums by Sleep, Perfect Circle, khruangbin, Manics, and The Hunter by Mastodon which I had manged to miss until last week. 

    Want to check out Singularity and Stephen Malkmus’ new record 
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  • ClashmanClashman Frets: 141
    Got my Nakamichi rolling again, quite enjoyed Bloodstone Unreal ,801 Live  first time listening..


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  • KebabkidKebabkid Frets: 1366
    Lots of early Toto.
     www.cairoeast.co.uk - Madness Tribute band (Bass Player) and guitarist elsewhere
    Feedback - http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/57885/
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  • GrunfeldGrunfeld Frets: 2628
    Many hours of ambient sound to study to:


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  • Flink_PoydFlink_Poyd Frets: 2353
    Moss said:
    One of Leicesters finest, Rival Consoles.

    https://soundcloud.com/rivalconsoles
    Aye, the new record is splendid. That, Singularity by Jon Hopkins, and anything touched by Jon Spencer has been on the music player a lot recently. 
    Agreed on both Jon Hopkins and Rival Consoles

    The new Daniel Avery is fantastic too and in a similar vein
    Do you think hes been listening to Aphex Twin? ;)
    Nobody is guaranteed tomorrow.....


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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 4362


    I don't always enjoy listening to them, but I seem to be in a Graveyard mood tonight.
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 6979
    New Mocca Garden video. 

    https://youtu.be/Pd7wAjg1xSw
    I feel the warm, healing, liquid presence of God’s genuine cold-filtered grace. 
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  • valevale Frets: 917
    today i have been mostly listening to... a whole ton of late 70s early 80s new wavey things & this song prob got an instant replay, as it's such perfect cheeky alt pop.

    & it also made me think how many national anthems (& mutations-mutilations of) get into songs. the beatles (all you need is love), hendrix (star spangled), sex pistols (god save), banshees ('deutschland uber alles' in their version of the lord's prayer).

    this intro to this is the japanese national anthem, right?


    what she said.
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  • ZoolooterZoolooter Frets: 247
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  • TTBZTTBZ Frets: 555
    The Hyena Kill. Awesome band if you're into loud and aggressive, huge sound especially for a 2 piece.




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  • SporkySporky Frets: 13109
    Lantlos - Melting Sun - just an epic album. Huge guitars. The whole album is superb, this is what's on right now at Chateau Sporky.


    Be your own evil twin. 
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 1215
    Can't post video as doesn't seem to work on youtube, but I heard James' new single You can Do Better Than That this morning.  Always liked James and having heard it twice I think its pretty good.
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 13109
    Today I have been listening mostly to remixes by acts I generally think of as ok-but-not-outstanding of acts that I generally think of as ok-but-not-outstanding. The end results are better than either manage on their own.

    First up - The Echelon Effect remixing This Patch Of Sky.



    Second - Rival Consoles remixing Codes In The Clouds.


    Be your own evil twin. 
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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 4733
    This was on the telly yesterday - there was a lump of "Guitar Heroes at the BBC" on the Yesterday channel. The B to F#m in the second line of the verse - just brilliant.


    I also found this, great stuff.





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  • KKJaleKKJale Frets: 602
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  • RaymondLinRaymondLin Frets: 3597
    This was last week but photo now.

    Taylor Swift at Wembley.  


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  • UnclePsychosisUnclePsychosis Frets: 5068
    Very much enjoying these recently:



    Also, from what I can tell this is just a "random guy" on youtube but its absolutely brilliant:


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  • lovestrat74lovestrat74 Frets: 307
    Been trawling YT for stuff buy Willie's son's band after seeing them at Hyde Park on Sunday.  Hmm GASing for a Jr now  :o



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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 11010
    Leon Vynehall - Nothing is Still. 


    I make Jeremy Paxman look like Fingermouse. 
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  • CHRISB50CHRISB50 Frets: 1808

    Senseless Things - Empire of the Senseless

    The Wildhearts - Earth vs The Wildhearts

    I can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing I ain't pretty and my legs are thin

    But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to

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  • Rediscovering Photek’s Modus Operandi album, genius drum and bass. And includes one of my all time favourite down tempo songs

    https://youtu.be/zyL-jS5L4BM
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  • valevale Frets: 917
    what she said.
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 13109
    edited August 3
    Zoe Keating's new EP. Lovely loopy cello stuff.


    Be your own evil twin. 
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  • mudslide73mudslide73 Frets: 1645
    Yo La Tengo – There's a Riot Going On. Very lovely in many ways.
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  • OctahedronOctahedron Frets: 358
    I'm sure this will surprise a few people... The first Maroon 5 album, "Songs About Jane". Picked it up in a OP Shop (charity shop). I have known "Harder to Breathe" for years, great song. Always loved the riff and the funky rhythm/timing, it's very catchy. Just never listened to any of their other stuff. Turns out I've heard "She Will Be Loved" plenty of times before, and while I feel that is the weakest song on the album I was pleasantly surprised that there's actually some really great 'pop rock' songs on the rest of the album that I've never heard. That one's a keeper. :) 
    Music the great communicator, use two sticks to make it in the nature - a music reviews blog: http://usetwosticks.wordpress.com/
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  • valevale Frets: 917
    edited August 8
    Very much enjoying these recently:



    this totally seconded. chvrches have some great moments. lauren (mayberry of chvrhces) and anna calvi are my two favourite female voices at the moment. pretty special singers-songwriters and not heard nearly enough in the 'mainstream'.

    aside from my usual diet of late 1970s postpunk and early 80s goth, have been indulging in some joyous pops today. and this has had (by far!) the most plays.

    always in my all time top half dozen 'pure pop joy' moments from the 1980s, along with other alwaysers like 'party fears two' (associates).

    and corrine drewery! that voice, that high glam and cheeky charm, a cool-as fashion designer too. melt...


    what she said.
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