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“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 4]

[…continued from last post] RARITIES + B-SIDES Disc three was an update to the disc number two from the 2008 DLX RM. The earlier collected a few unissued tracks along with B-sides, 12″ single only tracks, and a few rehearsal … Continue reading

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“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 3]

[…continued from last post] STEVEN WILSON 2.0 MIX As a stepping stone to the 5.1 surround mix by Steven Wilson, first he had to make a 2.0 mix in his process to work from. Over time, these have been released … Continue reading

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“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Let’s continue our examination by delving into disc one of the set; the 2020 remastering of “Vienna” from the original Conny Plank 2-track mixdown. We have already discussed what we think of the music. It’s a … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Vapors “Together” UK CD Melts Away The Years Between Albums Two And Three

The Vapors: Together – UK – CD [2020] Together Crazy Sundown River Real Time Girl From The Factory I Don’t Remember In Babylon Letter to Hiro [no. 11] Wonderland Those Tears King L Nuclear Nights We just reviewed an album … Continue reading

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Record Review: It’s Immaterial Album Shimmers After Almost 30 Years Tucked Away In A Closet [part 3]

[…continued from last post] We just reviewed an album with a song titled “Tell Me Why” and here’s another one already in our queue. The songs could not be more different. Only the ubiquitous early 90s shuffle beat points back … Continue reading

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Record Review: It’s Immaterial Album Shimmers After Almost 30 Years Tucked Away In A Closet [part 2]

It’s Immaterial: House For Sale – UK – CD [2020] Summer Rain Kind Words Just North of here Downriver Tell Me Why Up On The Roof The Gift Of Rain I Can’t Sleep In My Dreams How Can I Tell … Continue reading

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Record Review: It’s Immaterial Album Shimmers After Almost 30 Years Tucked Away In A Closet [part 1]

At the very least, It’s Immaterial can be said to have a public profile that comes with having a top 20 British single in the quixotic “Driving Away From Home.” That song was a  high point of the bathetic and … Continue reading

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