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    TGIF....time for all youz peeps to give up a Rave Rec!

    New, old or in-between, just so it's a good one that not everyone and their mom already has! C'mon....let's see if I can garner more than one pity response to my thread today! Don't leave me hanging out on a limb, folks! I mean, you can always turn it into your favorite beer thread. Or wine. Or sexual fantasy. Or position. Or species? Or all of the above!? Yikes, think I better stick to music today....

    Soooo, my latest purchase is a cool little way under the radar piece of indie americana by a guy named Wayne Robbins and his merry band of Hellsayers. It's called The Lonesome Sea and I orderded it through his site for $12 ppd. First read about it in last months installment of reviews at americana.uk which I'll copy and paste below for your musical edification (note the part I highlighted in red )....

    Review by David Cowling
    A fantastic trawl through indie Americana's back catalogue will take you to places you didn't even know existed. You know how My Morning Jacket would sound if they stopped fannying around sounding like they were inside a biscuit tin, if they cut the reverb and noodling and just cranked out the songs, or if Clem Snide hadn't descended into sentiment, or if you had seen Neil Young and Sonic Youth on their tour together and through some alchemical process had managed to distil their sounds to the essence and recombine them into something magical - imagine no longer: it's all here in this magnificent debut record. A rich brew made from the cream of American indie music including those above plus, the National, Yo La Tengo, Galaxie 500, Wilco and add in the Byrds, and you're bound to get something potent. From the first backwards chords of 'Time is a Bird in your Eyes' you sit up and take notice - the melody is simple, the baton passed from guitar to guitjo (hybrid guitar banjo combination) to lap steel, the treated guitar circling like hungry crows around road kill. 'Sarah's Lament' boasts twinkles of percussion and a chorus that will make your teeth ache with its sweetness. The point where I just gave up and immersed myself in the music, all critical faculties abandoned plunging head first into a pool of pleasure, was on 'Jesus' which starts as strummed narcotic folk and then just explodes into a maelstrom of controlled noise and melody; perhaps if you imagine Sonic Youth hijacking the Great Lake Swimmers you might get somewhere close. From here on in you are seduced; you know that the processed neo-psychedelic sounds of 'Maria Drops Her Music Box into the Sea' are just a precursor to a Sargasso Sea of swaying melody, kelp fronds of guitar slapping warmly and gently against the shore of an unspoilt island of love that is 'Turtleshell Lullaby'. The sea features in some way or another on all of the tracks here whether it is in the brittle charm of 'The Three Sisters' or the adrift warm psychedelia of 'Edith's Dream' or the storms of guitars filling the billowing sails of 'Sunset Ode'. Superbly accomplished, you wonder how it can come to you so perfectly formed and so unheralded.

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    Bless the Beasts and the Children- The Carpenters.

    Nice oboe.

    HEY, stop laughing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    Bless the Beasts and the Children- The Carpenters.

    Nice oboe.

    HEY, stop laughing!
    Hey, thanks for the pity response! I think my mom does have that one and I am laughing. Oboe scmoboe

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    Manitoba - Up in Flames

    Great soundscapes, and even better use of percussion. Interesting mix of electronic and live instruments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivertmc
    Manitoba - Up in Flames

    Great soundscapes, and even better use of percussion. Interesting mix of electronic and live instruments.
    Yeah baby, that's a nice one! Check out the thread below for a full fledged discussion that some of us had back in 2003 on that very album. We tried to get a big group review going but it kind of fizzled and some people didn't really warm up to the coolness of this one. Very nice album though, and still one of my faves of the last few years that gets a regular spin. You obviously are one with discriminating taste in music

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    Picked up The Frames: Burn the Maps two days ago. Pretty good after a couple of listens. Will spend more time with it this weekend.


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    OK...a quick one...

    45 Grave - Sleep in Silence
    Before there was such a label as Goth, these punk/metal/creepy/whatever band of psychos were cranking out spooky harsh noiose around 1980, mostly got called Death Rock back then. It's heavy in spots, fairly mundane hard rock in spots with some slower creepy stuff tossed in. If you've seen Return of the Living Dead, you've herard the only single, Party Time. Great fun that I pulled out last night that I hadn't heard in a long while.

    Been hearing a bunch of good new stuff lately too, but that's gotta wait for another time..

    ...gotta finish up work for the day before I go check out a free set by the Finn Brothers at a local record store...later...

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    Here's another pity click for you...

    but I will recommend Pete Yorn's "musicforthemorningafter". I hadn't listened to it for many months, so it was quite refreshing. This one's a keeper, know what I mean?

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    My song for today is

    Amsterdam....................Jaques Brel.

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    Coil

    Coil - LOVE'S SECRET DOMAIN from 1991.

    They managed to create a timeless electronic music album. This is no easy task. Listen to just about any techno, ambient, drum n' bass, jungle, industrial or trip hop album and its not too difficult to pin down the era that it's from. I swear, Coil's LSD could come out next week and it would STILL sound amazing and groundbreaking. It's that ahead of its time. My Bloody Valentine's LOVELESS seems to get all the props from that era, but you have to admit that it is "of it's time" - LSD is out of time, so to speak. The recording is excellent, so good that you really can't hear any echos of the era it in which it was made. Ok, maybe "The Snow" does show its age a bit, but it's one of the finest techno songs ever, no apology needed. Nothing else was like it back then and to this day, there hasn't been an "electronica" album quite like it. Sure, Skinny Puppy were just as groundbreaking, and arguably, a more influential group, but I give the props to LSD, mainly because it really breaks out of the industrial realm and exists in it's own space.
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    Just finished listening to Arena's Pepper's Ghost.

    I was a little underwhelmed until I got to the last track, Opera Fanatica, and that made this purchase worthwhile. Damn fine tune. Excellent drumming. This tune is some of the best music they've ever done.

    Okay, so I played it up a little. Just one of those tunes that excite the emotions.

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    Is this the Friday 'song of the day' thread or...

    are you looking for an album? OK, I'll cover both:

    album: Lori Carson, Stolen Beauty

    song: Snow Come Down

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtrix1
    Is this the Friday 'song of the day' thread or...are you looking for an album? OK, I'll cover both:

    album: Lori Carson, Stolen Beauty

    song: Snow Come Down
    Nice to see you back around here occasionally, Tricky! To answer your question, not really either. Just wanted to post something since it seemed like a morgue here so I kind of reused a post I made over at obner this morning about the Wayne Robbins album, but with the subject twisted around somewhat. Always fun to see what you guys drag up. Hey! Lori Carson! Did you see my post on Super Bowl Sunday (Super Sunday!) asking for more info on her solo stuff? Guess not since Dusty is the only one who offered any advice, recommending her latest. Stolen Beauty, eh? Do you have her other solo stuff. I just was reminded that you do have the Golden Palominos album when I glanced through that old thread about Manitoba that I posted above.

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    Dogs Die In Hot Cars.

    Ok, I'm late for this 'un. If you like XTC and Talking Heads, you may like this.

    But I wasn't a TH fan, and I still like it. What does that mean? Who is this??

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    Deadweight, Stroking the Moon -- sorta acoustic thrashy stuff, sounds kind of like Violent Femmes meets Sex Pistols...perhaps...mebbe...

    Coupla samples here
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    Gosh, I hope everyone here doesn't have a copy of this one spinning right now.....

    Picked up for $.50 today- a pristine double album, The Ernest Tubb Story, on Decca. According to the liner notes, Tubb went into the Decca studios in 1958 and laid down fresh versions of 24 of his biggest hits, to take advantage of the "latest recording technology." Very fine sound. O, and did I mention that it came from a DJ's collection? And that it's personally autographed inside?
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    Stolen Beauty is a sort of "best of"

    Quote Originally Posted by Davey
    Nice to see you back around here occasionally, Tricky! To answer your question, not really either. Just wanted to post something since it seemed like a morgue here so I kind of reused a post I made over at obner this morning about the Wayne Robbins album, but with the subject twisted around somewhat. Always fun to see what you guys drag up. Hey! Lori Carson! Did you see my post on Super Bowl Sunday (Super Sunday!) asking for more info on her solo stuff? Guess not since Dusty is the only one who offered any advice, recommending her latest. Stolen Beauty, eh? Do you have her other solo stuff. I just was reminded that you do have the Golden Palominos album when I glanced through that old thread about Manitoba that I posted above.
    Stolen Beauty collects a few of her best songs from previous albums, plus adds some songs she wrote for movie & TV soundtracks. I don't have the latest album yet, but it's on my wishlist. I also own Everything I Touch Runs Wild which is a 2 disc set, unfortunately the second disc is simply alternate versions of songs from disc 1 (kinda lame), but disc 1 does have some standouts.
    Here solo stuff differs from Golden Palominos (at least the album I own) in that her solo work is more folky and less electronica-groovy style, but the atmospheric element is still there. She reminds me of another favorite gal singer of yours Jane Siberry.

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    I don't hear much mention of this album around here, but I really like it, and have since it came out. It has a good group of straight-ahead rock songs, with just a hint of country thrown in. Okay, so it's not Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart but it's good enough that it (and Cracker in general) sets itself apart from Camper Van Beethoven. I hadn't listened to it in a few years, but recently revisited it after someone mentioned it to me, and it was a fun listen.

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    I've been digging Aka Moon ~ Elohim since it arrived in my mailbox last Friday!

    This is insanely well played avant/fusion/jazz from Belgium.
    Deep, odd metered grooves with wonderful brass arrangements/solos.
    There's also some scat style poetry with tons of African percussion.
    Check em' out, on the Carbon 7 label!

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