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    Posted: February 04 2011 at 07:03
Any terje rypdal fans in here? i found so little reviews except by melotron storm , snob and easyliving, i'm amazed ,how can such a great musician be so much unknown?I only got the 8 first albums but what a fantastis music!! why is there so muuucch! about r fripp for instance and so little about rypdal,  i'm still wonderingUnhappy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2011 at 07:39
Actually he hasn't exactly been ignored if you add up the reviews.  I notice that The Singles Collection was moved to compilations, but unless I'm mistaken it is not one but is just called The Singles Collection. LOL

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LOLsingles? about rypdal? what a strange busyness!!Confused
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Love "After the Rain" the best--- listened to it endlessly when it came out and bought the CD several years ago and still like it.
Did not however follow his career as I did with others---
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Rypdal is hit or miss for me, but the two i have-the self-titled one from 1971 and 1974's What Comes After, his best record, work wonders for me, and have stood the test of time for me very well.
        He can be very abstract, and that is no problem with me, in fact, i love it (especially What Comes After) but that would render him innacessible for some.
           I also have the dvd  with him, Vitous and  Gurtu, and it is a  delight!
         Definitely  under-rated, in the grand scheme of things, and  should be focused on more than he is.
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Originally posted by jean-marie jean-marie wrote:

i found so little reviews except by melotron storm , snob and easyliving,
 
Different Easy, it was our jazzman Easy Money.Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2011 at 10:36
I only know "If Mountains Could Sing" which is really nice. I was thinking the other day that I should get more albums of him. He reminds me of Allan Holdsworth, although there are also a lot of differences with him.
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Hi,
 
Goodness ... you have not been checking out on me lately! I like to say naughty things about some reviewers here that do not think that Terje Rypdal is progressive! I couldn't careless really ... the music is so much better than two thirds of the top ten listed here in my book! ... and in many ways this stuff is so much more progressive in spirit, that the top listings, many of which are just copies and the same rock music over and over again!
 
I've always said that any good "progressive" music collector has to do his/her homework on the ECM label ... and from Terje, there are a couple of things that should be picked up and enjoyed ... and the time and place that it was done is very important, as it is ... amazing to say the least.
 
EOS - with David Darling, in what is the best Chamber Music set of pieces that you would ever want to hear. Beware the first cut, which is outright a Robert Fripp thing, if there is such a thing ... everyone has a guitar and everyone can do it! But the rest ... well, most "progressive" and "prog" listeners are into their "style" so heavy, that they can not always enjoy weightless music that takes you away. And it helped a film win the Oscar for the Best Foreign Film at one time, which is more than one can say for most of the lounge lizard progressive music out there! ... ohhh btw ... this was done 20 years before Jeff Beck copied it on Roger's album!
 
ODYSSEY - Double LP at the time. Had some really nice and meandering long cuts. What caught my attention to listening to Terje was that Melody Maker had an advertising for a concert in London for Ash Ra Tempel ... and Terje Rypdal was the other act on it ... and you can rest assured that I was going to check that out! And what a treat!
 
I have about 6 or 7 other albums and have not listened to them a whole lot to say more about them.
 
There are a couple of clips of him playing on YouTube with a rock band, and it is not bad, but I am not sure that it shows his abilities to the best use, but they are nice.
 
Other than that, I can tell you that if I list the Top Ten albums of all time in "progressive" ... that the majority of the listing that we have won't be there ... but EOS will!
 
Another ECM album must have/listen ... Egberto Gismonti's No Caipira ... an incredible mix of everything and the kitchen sink that does Stravinsky and Villa Lobos proud ... and then Jan Garbarek's Eventyr, whose first piece went along Terje's in the film that won the Oscar.
 
I think it's all about the innovation in music and the desire to do something else, and new feelings and words and works ... and too much "prog" ... the only thing they have is ... right!
 
You already know 3 of my top ten!


Edited by moshkito - February 04 2011 at 14:45
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Originally posted by presdoug presdoug wrote:


           I also have the dvd  with him, Vitous and  Gurtu, and it is a  delight!
         Definitely  under-rated, in the grand scheme of things, and  should be focused on more than he is.

I was so happy to get that DVD as I had never seen him live.  When I saw it was available and had Vitous and Gurtu, I had to have it.


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atmospheric jazz. The typical ECM artist.
"Magma was the very first gothic rock band" (Didier Lockwood)
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Thank you everybody ,so i'm not alone traveling those great musical landscapesLOL
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Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

Originally posted by jean-marie jean-marie wrote:

i found so little reviews except by melotron storm , snob and easyliving,
 
Different Easy, it was our jazzman Easy Money.Wink
          oups!!! sorry!!Embarrassed
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Maybe this will make your frowning poll smiley happy:



My Rypdals are on the top two shelves of the far right wood grain unit:

These are what they are:
Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away
After the Rain
Waves
Descendre
Blue
Singles Collection, The
Undisonus
If Mountains Could Sing
Skywards
Lux Aeterna
Vossabrygg

I unfortunately lost a few of my LPs in a house flood that aren't in this collection.





















They are all new to me except for the one with Vitous and Gurtu as I have the whole DVD.


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You're the christmast father!! thank you very much!  the one from 68 is amazing but goodBig smile
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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

The Singles Collection was moved to compilations, 
 
Which baffoon did that without asking?
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For me, Descendre is his best LP. I love that early Rypdal phase, when ECM was fresh and bold.
Don't take me wrong, Rypdal is still great, but he's LPs, from late 70s and 80s, are something really awesome. It's the same thing with all ECM stars , that times were the best, IMO.

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Originally posted by Dick Heath Dick Heath wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

The Singles Collection was moved to compilations, 
 
Which baffoon did that without asking?

What's really funny is that I reviewed it right after adding it to the correct location and mentioned in my review that it was a joke title. LOL  I am right on this am I not?  You'd be in the know as it were.

Not a high priority or I would have posted in E & O about it.  Someone not in the know was just trying to do a little clean up.


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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Originally posted by Dick Heath Dick Heath wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

The Singles Collection was moved to compilations, 
 
Which baffoon did that without asking?

What's really funny is that I reviewed it right after adding it to the correct location and mentioned in my review that it was a joke title. LOL  I am right on this am I not?  You'd be in the know as it were.

Not a high priority or I would have posted in E & O about it.  Someone not in the know was just trying to do a little clean up.
 
It is Terje Rypdal's joke - remember at the time of this album's release he was second only to AHa wrt sales in Norway - and AHa's sales were on the basis of singles......... but that is a very loose connection.  You're right, TR never released any singles as far as I'm aware - so a mickey-take on those who don't know.
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rypdal had a band called dream with shorter tracks in the beginnings but not realy singlesLOL
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I love that Esoteric Circle LP from around '70 or so on Flying Dutchman. I had a ECM double LP awhile ago that wasn't bad, I forget the name of it. He was sitting on the tailgate of a van on the cover, if I recall correctly.
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