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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bucka001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2012 at 01:29
Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:



"What do you mean, we're releasing an album of out-takes to disguise the fact we've run out of new ideas? We're VDGG... someone will buy it!"
 
LOL I think you're misguided (and wrong; AGIN is a great, forward-looking album, as are the recent PH solo discs), but in conjunction with the photo I have to say that it's good for a laugh! Nice one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 23 2012 at 06:32
Originally posted by CPicard CPicard wrote:

Jim, there are better targets than VdGG.


I'm sure there are, but it's just so disappointing when it looks like one of your favorite bands is about to scrape the barrel.

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Originally posted by bucka001 bucka001 wrote:

Originally posted by Jim Garten Jim Garten wrote:

"What do you mean, we're releasing an album of out-takes to disguise the fact we've run out of new ideas? We're VDGG... someone will buy it!"

LOL†I think you're misguided (and wrong; AGIN is a great, forward-looking†album, as are the recent PH solo discs), but in conjunction with the photo I have to say that it's good for a laugh! Nice one.


Many thanks - you take the prize for seeing my tongue was (pretty much) firmly(ish) in cheek

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2012 at 05:41
I just read that the new VdGG album "Alt" will be out in a month. here iswhat peter Hammill says about it:

"Instrumental Improvs & Experiments - Most of the music on "ALT" was made while we weren't really looking, or perhaps only while the left side of our collective brain was engaged. The album is a mixture of improvisations recorded at sound checks and in the studio and more considered sonic creations which often verge on Musique Concrete. The fourteen pieces here offer a fascinating glimpse into an alternative Van der Graaf Generator sound world. Perhaps the closest comparison would be with the second CD of "Present", but even the link with those recordings is tenuous. Even by Van der Graaf Generator standards, this stuff's at the wacky end of the scale!".

sounds as if it will be an extremely strange album

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2012 at 13:50
I'm quite looking forward to it. Sounds like it will be much more up my alley than AGIN.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote frippism Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2012 at 14:19
hmmmm interesting. Didn't check out AGIN in numbers... but this sounds interesting.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheGazzardian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2012 at 15:10
I didn't like side 2 of Present very much, nor AGIN...but I will check this out anyways, and hopefully it will be good.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2012 at 15:17
I very much liked the 2nd disk of "Present"

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Smurph Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2012 at 13:25
Vdgg have lost all their complexities that made their music hit so hard in my little heart.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote npjnpj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2012 at 06:57
I don't really mind the sonic experiments by solo PH or in his various collaborations (Roger Eno, Guy Evans), but I do draw the line at such a thing being released as an official VdGG album.

I can mildly tolerate it as CD 2 of Present, but only if I see it as a bonus disk with funny studio outtakes and sqeeky noises. To my mind it flies straight in the face of everything they represent for me, which is extremely intelligent, structured music.

No thanks! The fist VdGG album I won't buy, I think I'll spare myself the disappointment.

File under: "What were they thinking?"


Edited by npjnpj - June 20 2012 at 06:58
I like the music of any era, regardless of when it was made.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bucka001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2012 at 01:47
Originally posted by npjnpj npjnpj wrote:

I don't really mind the sonic experiments by solo PH or in his various collaborations (Roger Eno, Guy Evans), but I do draw the line at such a thing being released as an official VdGG album.

I can mildly tolerate it as CD 2 of Present, but only if I see it as a bonus disk with funny studio outtakes and sqeeky noises. To my mind it flies straight in the face of everything they represent for me, which is extremely intelligent, structured music.

No thanks! The fist VdGG album I won't buy, I think I'll spare myself the disappointment.

File under: "What were they thinking?"
 
I'll check it out, and it may turn out to be brilliant, but I can respect where you're coming from.
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Whoa, June 25th, thats... thats today!!
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I'm exploding all over the place in anticipation.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote refugee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2012 at 06:39
Anyone here who has heard it? So far itís got a very low rating here at PA. But there are also people who enjoy it:

http://avantmusicnews.com/2012/06/20/amn-reviews-van-der-graaf-generator-alt/
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