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Rob Preuss Interviewed On 40 Years Of ‘Arias & Symphonies’ And Beyond [part 2]

[…continued from last post] TECH TALK Post-Punk Monk: So “Stick Figure Neighbourhood” had gotten the band noticed and Ready Records wanted to move in a dance single direction. How did the band at that time feel about the label suggestion? … Continue reading

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Rob Preuss Interviewed On 40 Years Of ‘Arias & Symphonies’ And Beyond [part 1]

Whenever someone subscribes to the blog, I get a notification telling me that so-and-so@domain.whatever will now be receiving the posts by email. This is normally of interest to me, but never so much as when I recognize the person subscribing! … Continue reading

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40 Years Of Spoons “Arias + Symphonies” Demands Close Inspection of Canada’s Best Album [part 4]

[…continued from last post] Some songs are simply so splendid that they inhabit a level of emotional sweep that few others can reach. “Nova Heart” is one such song. Beginning with an insouciant 808 rhythm, the deception of its casual … Continue reading

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40 Years Of Spoons “Arias + Symphonies” Demands Close Inspection of Canada’s Best Album [part 3]

[…continued from last post] “One In Ten Words” was an effervescent blend of synths with the Jupiter IV’s arpeggiator getting plenty of use in adding melodic filigree throughout this song, and as we’ll hear, the album to come. A rhythm … Continue reading

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40 Years Of Spoons “Arias + Symphonies” Demands Close Inspection of Canada’s Best Album [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The band planned on recording two songs for a dance single that their label had suggested. The songs in hand were “Symmetry,” and the intended B-side, “Nova Heart.” Producer John Punter arrived in the middle of … Continue reading

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40 Years Of Spoons “Arias + Symphonies” Demands Close Inspection of Canada’s Best Album [part 1]

October marked the 40th anniversary of one of my favorite albums ever released in North America, and quite possibly my favorite Canadian album of all time. Spoons “Arias + Symphonies.” I’ve owned a copy for 40 years now and it’s … Continue reading

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It’s 35 Years later – What’s Still Not On CD? [part 8]

The last post on this thread was just more S titles [not surprising] on the list of album still wanted on CD format…before it’s too late! Don’t worry. I’m almost done with this thread. It shocks me how much has been … Continue reading

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