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    Posted: April 21 2013 at 11:09
Just listenning to it. Synclavier works. Sounds great !
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 21 2013 at 11:16
It makes me think a lot of the album Fabulae by the french electroacoustic composer : François Bayle. 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 21 2013 at 11:17
Thanks for the link, but I'm just going to wait until my copy comes in the mail. I have plenty of new albums to listen to still (both Zappa and other stuff.)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2013 at 10:53
My copy of Feeding the Monkies At Ma Maison came in on Thursday, but I've been too busy to sit down to give it a proper listen, especially since it has mostly previously-unreleased material on it. However, the cover art is really cool, with it's 3-D design. And good liner notes inside, though I wish the case itself wasn't so thin. I'm hoping to listen to it for the first time tonight or tomorrow.

What are your opinions on this album guys?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2013 at 11:03
I don't know anything about it.  It's a Synclavier album, right?  I notice a couple of track titles that are also on CP III.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2013 at 11:27
I haven't bought it yet, but I listen to it regularly on You Tube for several weeks. The length of the pieces makes it very different from Jazz From Hell. Less playful, more deep. Speak with my heart of this record will take more time.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2013 at 12:16
I listened to Feeding the Monkies last night for the first time. Definitely needs more listens, but there was some great stuff I noticed right off the bat. There was also more... "atmosphere" if you will. Not really familiar with CPIII too much, so the ones on FTMAMM that overlap are pretty much new to me.
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The tracks are also expanded (or perhaps the original lengths? Not sure) from how they appear on CPIII.


But the same tracks appearing on two different albums as different pieces shouldn't be all too surprising
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2013 at 14:48
Overlap is an aspect of Zappa's entire canon. It's the big note.

I meant that since I don't know CPIII very well (listened once to part of disc 1 years ago, and do not own it yet), so FTMAMM is pretty much a brand spankin' new Frank Zappa album for me.Big smile

It's sparked a Synclavier-based album marathon for me today.


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His Synclavier stuff has aged well for my tastes.  I listen to CP III and JFH a lot more than, say, Apostrophe'.

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The Synclavier albums are definitely full of dense music requiring years to fully appreciate. An album like Jazz From Hell took me 4-5 years to "get it".


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OMG why did I not get Jean-Luc Ponty's King Kong album sooner?? Shocked
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2013 at 12:28
I also got Road Tapes, Venue #1, and I'm downloading some of the AAAFNRAA birthday bundle (pretty much just the Frank stuff, it's like they're like mini-YCDTOSA albums.)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2013 at 15:58
Seriously, when you put all the FZ tracks from the first four AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundles together, you get a little more than two hours of fresh, new Frank.
Probably the closest to YCDTOSA Vol. 7 that you can get. I re-ordered them, as they don't have any real position on those "albums" anyway. I think I made a good order of them.
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Originally posted by HolyMoly

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There's a chance I may have listened to it once years ago when I was new to Frank, but otherwise it's a new album for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2013 at 20:27
I wonder if it's worth it to buy the 200 Motels album for about $40 on Amazon, or wait until it (hopefully) gets reissued on UMe like the rest...... Aside from CPIII, it's the only Zappa album from the main catalog that I'm missing.
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I probably said this already, get The Real Frank Zappa Book.   It's a great read. :)

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Originally posted by Slartibartfast

I probably said this already, get The Real Frank Zappa Book.   It's a great read. :)



I ordered a cheap $1 paperback copy from Amazon, got it a few days ago, and actually started reading today and finished the first chapter already. I have a feeling I'm going to breeze right through the book.
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Road Tapes Venue 1 is pretty awesome.
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