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    Posted: December 31 2007 at 12:35
In late march 2008 well be available the new VDGG album called "Trisector"!!!
For more infos check out the newsletter at sofasound.com!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2007 at 13:29
Trisector? Interesting choice of a title...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2007 at 16:14
the new album of Van der Graaf Generator will be out at the end of march. it will be named "Trisector" and will contain 9 tracks. the line-up will be the current trio line-up.
Hammill also announced that there will be a DVD of the Markthalle Hamburg concert of the K-group from the early 80s out soon; that concert was originally broadcast on German TV for the "Rockpalast" program


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A shot of me as High Priestess of Gaia during our fall festival.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2007 at 16:27
Already noted somewhere in the forum, nevertheless great news from the band. Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2007 at 22:41
It's because Peter Hammill can trisect any angle using only a straight-edge and compass.

(Note to those less nerdy than me: it has been proven impossible to trisect an arbitrary angle using compass and straightedge.  However, it has not been proven that Peter Hammill couldn't do it.)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2008 at 01:13
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2008 at 07:58
i hope that it will be a "dark" album...and better than PH solo Singularity...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2008 at 14:16
Originally posted by rileydog22

It's because Peter Hammill can trisect any angle using only a straight-edge and compass.

(Note to those less nerdy than me: it has been proven impossible to trisect an arbitrary angle using compass and straightedge.  However, it has not been proven that Peter Hammill couldn't do it.)
 
You should be careful to say a unmakered straight-edge because with a compass and a straight-edge you could contruct a straight-edge with two marks and then with this new tool you'd be able to trisect an arbitrary angle.
 
Great news about VDGG!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2008 at 15:39
Great news! I can't hear it!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2008 at 18:08
this is great, but PH said that five of the songs are under five minutes. i hope he makes up for that and the other four are all epics. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2008 at 20:58
Originally posted by Equality 7-2521

Originally posted by rileydog22

It's because Peter Hammill can trisect any angle using only a straight-edge and compass.

(Note to those less nerdy than me: it has been proven impossible to trisect an arbitrary angle using compass and straightedge.  However, it has not been proven that Peter Hammill couldn't do it.)
 
You should be careful to say a unmakered straight-edge because with a compass and a straight-edge you could contruct a straight-edge with two marks and then with this new tool you'd be able to trisect an arbitrary angle.
 


I figured that those who knew what I was talking about would assume that I was referring to an unmarked straight-edge, as that is the general standard for such constructions.  But yes, I suppose that those OTHER than Peter Hammill would be able to trisect an angle if allowed to mark their straightedges. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2008 at 17:15
Very Cool. I think Present is better in many ways than the 70s albums, so woohoo!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2008 at 12:26
You're weird, Stonie... Wink

But woohoo, a new album and a London gig!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2008 at 13:37
Better production, definitely. Approve
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2008 at 02:41
...if only they would come to america
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2008 at 02:43
or if only i could afford to go to europe.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2008 at 17:25
Phil Smart emailed me with the news that he posted the press release for the new VdGG album on his website:
 
Van der Graaf Generator's new album Trisector will be released on Monday 17th March 2008...
"There are nine pieces on the album, one of them instrumental. Unusually for VdGG, only one of these is more than ten minutes long - indeed, five come in at under five minutes. There are, of course, passages of great complexity but there's also a confidence about the group at the moment which allows them to leave some simple things as they are. These are songs which dictate their own terms, often with a healthy dose of gallows humour, always with a measure of invention. VdGG%20Trio
"It's far from an over-manicured record. For the most part it is the sound of the three musicians both stretching and enjoying themselves in locked-on sympathetic playing. As ever, it doesn't sound like anyone else - even past versions of VdGG.

"But as ever, there isn't another group quite like Van der Graaf Generator."

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2008 at 20:15
The cover is a bit meh.
 
But I like this news. Can't wait to hear the trio line-up.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2008 at 21:52
The song-length talk, here and in PH's latest newsletter, strikes me as a little misplaced - surely a track over ten minutes will be the longest original VDGG/VDG composition since Meurglys III? The songs on Present averaged about six, and there were only six of them!

Very much looking forward, anyway.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2008 at 22:29
Sounds awesome, can not wait for the new VDGG album, i cant find any of their albums anywhere around here though.
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