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Topic: Nocturne in D Fart Major: lewd bass sounds in prog
Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Subject: Nocturne in D Fart Major: lewd bass sounds in prog
Date Posted: April 03 2012 at 14:53
In too few elements of our lives is sheer nastiness a selling point; fortunately, this is not the case when it comes to bass tone.  In this (hopefully) weekly blog, I will be giving you the lowdown on some progressive albums that feature dirty, ugly, bass sounds that are frankly just revolting.  I hope you can appreciate them on the same level as I do.

If you are familiar with an album fitting the above criteria - preferably relatively obscure - and you'd like to bring it to my attention, send me a PM and it might end up here in a couple weeks (especially if you play on it).


http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=86025&PID=4483103#4483103" rel="nofollow - For Episode 2, click here
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=86025&PID=4489255#4489255" rel="nofollow - Likewise, Episode 3
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=86025&PID=4505014#4505014" rel="nofollow - lol it's Episode 4
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=86025&PID=4510188#4510188" rel="nofollow - Looking for Episode 5?
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=86025&PID=4708901#4708901" rel="nofollow - Holy Moly Episode 6!
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=86025&PID=4943389#4943389" rel="nofollow - Call the cops, it's Episode 7
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=86025&PID=4947156#4947156" rel="nofollow - and Episode 8
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=86025&PID=4950907#4950907" rel="nofollow - Yes, Episode 9
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=86025&PID=4966604#4966604" rel="nofollow - Episode 10, late as usual

EPISODE 1: Led Bib's Sensible Shoes
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=25424" rel="nofollow">

A particularly wild brand of noisy avant-jazz, Led Bib's album Sensible Shoes features wailing saxophone, noodly electric piano, and pounding drums punctuated by upright bass that is at times so gain-laden that it is indistinguishable from flatulence.  Truly a thing of beauty.

[tube]wp-Mh0SnDME[/tube]

Until next week, keep FLUHGHF JGKULH BRUP



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Replies:
Posted By: Failcore
Date Posted: April 03 2012 at 14:56
You forgot the entire Primus discog :P

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Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: April 03 2012 at 14:57
Mother of god. I approve of this blog.

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Posted By: Evolver
Date Posted: April 03 2012 at 15:12
Originally posted by Deathrabbit

You forgot the entire Primus discog :P
BOOOOOOOOOO!

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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: April 03 2012 at 15:37
Japanese band Happy Family certainly have some wicked bass, here is a sample.

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki0DMW8fN0o[/tube]


Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: April 03 2012 at 17:04
".... feature dirty, ugly, bass sounds that are frankly just revolting". Sounds like a description of Chris Squires entire carrier.Dead

I will be keeping an eye on this, Led Bib was an interesting start.


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Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: April 03 2012 at 18:52
I entirely trust trice's judgement on gnarly bass.

A++, will read again.


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 03 2012 at 19:19
Thanks guys Hug

It'll take all my effort to wait a whole week to post again


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Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: April 03 2012 at 19:40
Originally posted by colorofmoney91

Mother of god. I approve of this blog.


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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: April 04 2012 at 05:18
Yuck! Shocked Wink


Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: April 04 2012 at 07:09
It's nice to see the development of bass sounds in the prog rock genre. Bands who took a step forward and were looking for harder edged sound like Yes, King crimson and rush just to name a few to Primus and now Led Bib is a fine example.


Posted By: Lima96
Date Posted: April 04 2012 at 07:22
Originally posted by The Truth

Originally posted by colorofmoney91

Mother of god. I approve of this blog.
And by the way... some ugly bass lines:

[TUBE]6BCfIffk-AE[/TUBE]


Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: April 04 2012 at 13:01
Hi,
 
This is going to be a fun blog ... and yeah ... I'm gonna listen to that ... but honestly ... I really think that most metal bass stuff is so boring, ugly and so childish as to be as bad as those diapers we remember so well at times! But we always had a good laugh learning to play the ABC's didn't we?
 
Now let me get Robin Williams to do some screaming and swearing for us!


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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: April 04 2012 at 13:09
Don't forget to mention Close to the Edge!

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Posted By: frippism
Date Posted: April 04 2012 at 13:30
As a bassist, I more than approve! (the fact that I'm a bassist, apparently gives the approval some amazing transcendental feeling)

Keep the stuff coming.


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 04 2012 at 15:44
Originally posted by moshkito

Hi,
 
This is going to be a fun blog ... and yeah ... I'm gonna listen to that ... but honestly ... I really think that most metal bass stuff is so boring, ugly and so childish as to be as bad as those diapers we remember so well at times! But we always had a good laugh learning to play the ABC's didn't we?
 
Now let me get Robin Williams to do some screaming and swearing for us!


Hi,

Led Bib has nothing to do with metal, and as that's the only band I've mentioned so far I'm not sure what you're talking about.  Also, some of the most impressive music (on many levels) I've heard could be described as metal, so you're either listening to the wrong things, or just need to open your mind more.

Originally posted by Horizons

Don't forget to mention Close to the Edge!


This blog is about good bad bass tones though Shocked


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Posted By: Failcore
Date Posted: April 04 2012 at 15:54
Also a shout out to the opening movement of Kansas Magnum Opus. But yea, nice call on Led Bib.

EDIT: and this sounds on point as well: [TUBE]ZLlGSHCl3g4[/TUBE]


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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: April 04 2012 at 20:39
This looks exciting.  I'm on board.

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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: April 05 2012 at 11:21
(removed - not important to thread)

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Posted By: ahector
Date Posted: April 05 2012 at 12:32
Loving the concept for this thread!

That Led Bib track in particular was sweet.


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 05 2012 at 14:57
Originally posted by moshkito

The problem is ... will people listen to it and compare and appreciate good/bad/indifferent things out there?
 
Because there is some bass playing out there that is above and beyond reproach ... but I seriously doubt that we are even thinking of folks that play the Stick, or folks that experiment, and folks that told the bass to get screwed!


Thanks moshy


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Posted By: Henry Plainview
Date Posted: April 05 2012 at 16:34
hipster jazz, etc.
Originally posted by moshkito

The problem is ... will people listen to it and compare and appreciate good/bad/indifferent things out there?
 
Because there is some bass playing out there that is above and beyond reproach ... but I seriously doubt that we are even thinking of folks that play the Stick, or folks that experiment, and folks that told the bass to get screwed!
As always, moshkito's post is incomprehensible yet somehow also deeply profound.

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Posted By: frippism
Date Posted: April 05 2012 at 16:36
Originally posted by Henry Plainview

hipster jazz, etc.
Originally posted by moshkito

The problem is ... will people listen to it and compare and appreciate good/bad/indifferent things out there?
 
Because there is some bass playing out there that is above and beyond reproach ... but I seriously doubt that we are even thinking of folks that play the Stick, or folks that experiment, and folks that told the bass to get screwed!
As always, moshkito's post is incomprehensible yet somehow also deeply profound.

sounds like a prophet to me!


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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: April 05 2012 at 16:49
Maybe Eliyahu Hanavi.


Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: April 06 2012 at 12:09
Originally posted by Henry Plainview

hipster jazz, etc.
Originally posted by moshkito

The problem is ... will people listen to it and compare and appreciate good/bad/indifferent things out there?
 
Because there is some bass playing out there that is above and beyond reproach ... but I seriously doubt that we are even thinking of folks that play the Stick, or folks that experiment, and folks that told the bass to get screwed!
As always, moshkito's post is incomprehensible yet somehow also deeply profound.
 
Who's the greater fool? ... the one that supposes or assumes, or the one that did not ask?
 
It wasn't meant to be imcomprehensible. I just did not want to say something about any specific band ... I can not honestly say that there are no disgusting bass players out there any more than excellent bass players, although I do have a preference for the bass in some musics as opposed to most rock'n'roll idioms, where, it is generally boring!
 
Someday we might have someone listen to David Darling and Terje Rypdal in Eos ... very simple bass, with some effects and too pretty to be enjoyed here. I like the bass in Carmen, which was John Glascock, just before he was stolen by Jethro Tull, which brought Carmen to an end. I think the bass in AD2 is the most unusual of all music's out there. Holger Czukay's first 2 solo albums are phenomenal with bass on bass on bass on bass with sound effects weirdness and basses soloing on top of basses soloing and then more basses ... and on one of the next albums he has a fun time with Jah Wabble doing some bass crazy stuff.
 
But then, if you like trully disgusting but great fun bass sounds, you have not heard Bootsie! ... or you are in dire need of a serious dose of Maggot Brains!
 
But none of you are ever going to listen to any of those suggestions ... otherwise you would have something else to say other than boring and useless posting!
 
 


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 06 2012 at 12:52
 
Originally posted by moshkito


But then, if you like trully disgusting but great fun bass sounds, you have not heard Bootsie! ... or you are in dire need of a serious dose of Maggot Brains!
 


This logic is flawed at best.

Originally posted by moshkito

Who's the greater fool?


if you have to ask, it's you.

Now please, can you make your own blog thread if you want to spew incoherent gibberish, and leave mine alone?


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Posted By: The Neck Romancer
Date Posted: April 06 2012 at 14:00
Hi,
 
Wow ... I, at least, had the consideration to read each paragraph in detail ... and make an effort to add to it ...
 
Sorry to hear, that even what someone from the very area, site, and work, was quoted, and you specified that he is invalid to the discussion when it was brought up on the same paragraph, and I merely tried to clear it up because what it said was nebulous and unclear, and not meaningful whatsoever.
 
AND it was no less than an idea, than what I wrote ... !!!
 
I'm just sad that you have to turn this into personal stuff, and never read what is being stated ... and see if there is any merit to it ... but that's ok ... I know when I'm not wanted and people like you don't give a sh*t anyway!
 
Thanks ... and you are welcome to remove this thread ... since there is not enough intelligence to read it and discuss it and a quotidian study of the genre and ideas is nto something that you accept as valuable and important!!
 
Don't bother replying Dean ... I'm not logging in again to this site ... it's a waste of time amidst people that don't believe a world exists, and that anyone else could possibly have a different opinion!
 
Good night!


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Posted By: topographicbroadways
Date Posted: April 06 2012 at 19:34
Led Bib are cool.


Moshkito what the f**k are you talking about? You've always been slightly insane but now you seem to have fully lost it. I won't mock as it is a genuine possibility that you have full on Dementia


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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: April 07 2012 at 04:31
Mentioned before, i wouldn't call it disgusting but definitely heavy weighted, here is primus.

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flxy6ILzcx4[/tube]


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: April 07 2012 at 08:55
Originally posted by Lima96

Originally posted by The Truth

Originally posted by colorofmoney91

Mother of god. I approve of this blog.
And by the way... some ugly bass lines:

[TUBE]6BCfIffk-AE[/TUBE]

Yeah, that bass takes the biscuit. It's all over the place though I had to laugh as soon as this started my wife jumped out of her chair and the cat went flying! LOL!


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 07 2012 at 13:19
Originally posted by sagichim

Mentioned before, i wouldn't call it disgusting but definitely heavy weighted, here is primus.



Primus was among the first bands I loved


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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: April 07 2012 at 14:28
^^ They were too one of my earliest. Started out with Frizzle Fry who knocked my ass down!! Beer


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 07 2012 at 14:32
My first was Antipop, and then Sea of Cheese (which I liked a lot more than Antipop back then).  Now my favourite is The Brown Album, which coincidentally has probably their nastiest production Heart

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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: April 07 2012 at 14:42
I like the brown album, and like you said has the nastiest production, BUT in a negative way. The drums are recorded in distortion, and i'm sad to say it ruins the album. I have always wondered if that was on purpose or just a big f**k up?!



Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 07 2012 at 15:16
I personally find the effect pleasing.  I think it was on purpose

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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: April 07 2012 at 15:23
Well yeah, i'm sure it was on purpose, no way their recording engineer would miss that. Anyway it's my least fav by them.


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 10 2012 at 13:38
EPISODE 2: Russian Circles' Geneva
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=25272" rel="nofollow">

Today's episode is brought to you by Moshkito, who loves metal.

With each release, Russian Circles has gotten dirtier, denser, and waller of sound.  Geneva is a sadly underlooked album of theirs, featuring a striking blend of crushingly heavy distorted guitar, bass and drums, and smooth posty ambiance.  The ridiculously low and loud bass absolutely grinds.  At times it sounds slick, like a string section, and at other times it's closer to a low-flying Boeing.
I could have just as easily gone with their most recent effort, Empros (which by the way is magnificent), but figured Geneva was a better culmination of the ugliness they had been starting to hint at with Station.  Enjoy.

[tube]KDdTpVrcNvQ[/tube]

Sorry Youtube's quality blows, I didn't feel like uploading a better copy than this guy's video.


Until next week, don't forget to JUMBARUMBADUMGHSGD


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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: April 10 2012 at 13:51
Oh yeah.... a bass with distortion is outrageous, a bass with distortion and fuzz is a bliss.


Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: April 10 2012 at 15:36
Is SZEWP some kind of onomatopoeia? 

Anyway, Empros is awesome and I listen to it frequently, and Russian Circles is becoming one of the 2-3 post-metal bands I ever want to listen to. After hearing your posted track, I now know I should check out Geneva. I love that rattling bass in the repetitive middle section of the song, and the ending actually does sound like a Boeing.


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Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: April 10 2012 at 16:11
I will assume that SZEWP stands for: Sounds Zealots Emasculate Warr Products.

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 10 2012 at 16:22
Originally posted by colorofmoney91

Is SZEWP some kind of onomatopoeia? 



Yeah probably


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Posted By: The Neck Romancer
Date Posted: April 10 2012 at 17:36
I love this blog.

also inb4 Jean Louis


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 17 2012 at 21:08
Seems to be Tuesday again.

EPISODE 3: Guapo's Towers Open Fire

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=6119" rel="nofollow">
Before Guapo was what we might describe as a Zeuhl band, they were, well, something else.  It's hard to say for sure.  Their first three or 4 albums are wild, noisy metallic rock that probably has no grounding whatsoever in music theory.  The bass is slightly nasal, with scooped out mids and a healthy (or unhealthy, depending on the food group) crusty coating.  There are even vocals (Shocked), although what the lyrics are or if they are even in a real language is beyond me.  This is the kind of music that will make your mother/roommate/neighbour/significant other ask "What the hell are you listening to?"

[tube]G8jNVu_q9LQ[/tube]
[tube]D73k4-OYvy0[/tube]

By the way, (I think at least) this album is WAY better than the rating on this site would suggest... but if you look at who reviewed it, maybe it's rating isn't very surprising.

Until next week, always and forever CLOMP CLOMP CLOMP.


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Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: April 17 2012 at 21:30
Nice, the second track reminds me of Koenjihyakkei a bit.

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Posted By: CCVP
Date Posted: April 17 2012 at 22:00
Karnivol's http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=28387" rel="nofollow - Sound Awake has some pretty wicked bass.

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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: April 18 2012 at 02:31
Those Guapo samples weren't so disgusting actually. Embarrassed


Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: April 18 2012 at 03:30
I can't wait for the review of any recording by Neoanderthals.

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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: April 18 2012 at 04:44
I like how you change the onomatopoeia with each new entry.  

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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: April 18 2012 at 04:55
Yes, but what does it mean??


Posted By: Ricochet
Date Posted: April 18 2012 at 04:57
I approve of (some of the) early Guapo.

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Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: April 18 2012 at 05:01
Originally posted by sagichim

Yes, but what does it mean??


MKEHRG : Mecanics Killing Engines' Heatstroken Rotating Gears.


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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: April 18 2012 at 05:39
^ You must have maid it up!


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: April 18 2012 at 11:28
Originally posted by Ricochet

I approve of (some of the) early Guapo.


iirc you're about the only other person on this site who like Ducks and Drakes Cool


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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: April 18 2012 at 18:47
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

EPISODE 2: Russian Circles' Geneva
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=25272" rel="nofollow">

Today's episode is brought to you by Moshkito, who loves metal.

With each release, Russian Circles has gotten dirtier, denser, and waller of sound.  Geneva is a sadly underlooked album of theirs, featuring a striking blend of crushingly heavy distorted guitar, bass and drums, and smooth posty ambiance.  The ridiculously low and loud bass absolutely grinds.  At times it sounds slick, like a string section, and at other times it's closer to a low-flying Boeing.
I could have just as easily gone with their most recent effort, Empros (which by the way is magnificent), but figured Geneva was a better culmination of the ugliness they had been starting to hint at with Station.  Enjoy.

[tube]KDdTpVrcNvQ[/tube]

Sorry Youtube's quality blows, I didn't feel like uploading a better copy than this guy's video.


Until next week, don't forget to JUMBARUMBADUMGHSGD


Interesting, this track is almost re-done in Empros (let me look out the title). It's interesting coz at the time I didn't like Geneva and at the time Empros came out I heard no connection to Geneva because I had completely forgotten how it sounds.


Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: April 20 2012 at 08:11
Originally posted by sagichim

Oh yeah.... a bass with distortion is outrageous, a bass with distortion and fuzz is a bliss.
 
Someday you might listen to Holger Czukay's first two solo albums. Gives the bass effects and use a completely different meaning ... ohhh merde ... wrong  forum!Big smile


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Posted By: Ricochet
Date Posted: April 20 2012 at 08:37
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Originally posted by Ricochet

I approve of (some of the) early Guapo.


iirc you're about the only other person on this site who like Ducks and Drakes Cool

Tru, there's something 'bout it. Cool


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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: April 22 2012 at 23:01
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

EPISODE 2: Russian Circles' Geneva

Today's episode is brought to you by Moshkito, who loves metal.
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Actually this was very nice and enjoyable. I'll be checking out some more.

Kinda nice to get the ears' wax cleaned off once in a while, and that was worth it!

The Guapo stuff is interesting. Kinda reminds me of the early days Neu and Kraftwerk (before their hits) when it seemed like they were just experimenting with the effects and its sounds. Very different. 

Primus is an interesting band, that I have to give a better listen to. I have not enjoyed their work much, but I will admit I have not listened to it in detail. Most of it has been a snipet here or there and it's difficult to get a good listen about the band on that, for me.

I'm seeing if I can add to this from my collection ... but it might just be a few pieces here and there. I keep thinking that if I look up Michael Rother, or Roedelius, and some of those folks, that more will show up as well, though not as recent as the examples you have demonstrated so far.


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: May 02 2012 at 18:25
sorry I've already missed 2 weeks in a row BUSY SO BUSY

We will return to regular scheduled programming next week.


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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 09:22
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

sorry I've already missed 2 weeks in a row BUSY SO BUSY

We will return to regular scheduled programming next week.
 
Hurry up ... I'm thirsty now and my ears need more!


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: May 08 2012 at 19:03
Originally posted by Polo


also inb4 Jean Louis


Yeah, sure.

EPISODE 4: Jean Louis' Morse

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=31514" rel="nofollow">

It's jazz, but not as we know it.

Long a Shred Room favourite, Jean Louis is a 3-piece band consisting of trumpet, bass and drums.  The instruments are so swaddled in effects that it's often difficult to identify which is which.  Bassist Joachim Florent gets down and dirty, and grooves out more than I would ever think a white man can.  Where their debut is smoother and more hypnotizing, their sophomore effort Morse is grungy, ugly and pretty much all over the map.

I was about to say instrumental, but a dog sings some on this album.

Enjoy.

[tube]yGOwUHJhy3Y[/tube]

[tube]sMHdFkU5XcU[/tube]


p.s. somebody tell Rob that it's inappropriate for a prog reviewer with 20x weighting to give out 1 stars willy-nilly to things he has only heard once


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Posted By: Smurph
Date Posted: May 09 2012 at 06:00

^Jeeezy petes that is some dirty amazing bass. :) I love your blog.



Posted By: frippism
Date Posted: May 09 2012 at 09:33
Really need to check out "Morse", it sounds even better than the debut O:

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Posted By: JS19
Date Posted: May 09 2012 at 19:08
fuuuuzzzzzzzzhhhhhhhhhccccczzzzhhhhhhhh

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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: May 10 2012 at 05:01
Wow this is great stuff, thanks, I never listened to them before.


Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: May 10 2012 at 09:37
Jean Louis sounds good, brah.

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: May 15 2012 at 19:07
Hi kids!

EPISODE 5: Black Engine's
Ku Klux Klowns

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Special thanks to Alex (Sheavy) for this find.


Italian band Black Engine is a side-project of Zu - whom I will certainly be featuring here at some point soon.  They basically (for anyone familiar with the latter) just sound like a noisier, dirtier, wilder version of Zu's latest album Carboniferous.  The bass is ridiculously low and distorted, almost closer to a feeling than a sound.  It's fairly prominently electronically manipulated, and I must say it is completely awesome.  Full of energy, with a strong jamming feel to it.  I hope you like; I was certainly impressed.

[tube]tZ90VnwlbKM[/tube]

[tube]A5tmNKNZhWk[/tube]


If you enjoy this, also SDJUHGFL EJSLERLMLDUMDUMS


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Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: May 15 2012 at 19:17
Basses should always sound like this.

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Posted By: Sheavy
Date Posted: May 15 2012 at 21:57
Headbanger
Gotta post my two favs here.
 
[TUBE]t4It0Gv86us[/TUBE]
 
I am in love with that bass line ^
 
[TUBE]Ub2Dzqyzx9k[/TUBE]
 
 


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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: May 15 2012 at 22:24
I think this bass is damaging my speakers!


Posted By: frippism
Date Posted: May 16 2012 at 03:13
Forgot I had this one, gave it a listen. Good stuff, though I'll take "Carboniferous" over it :)

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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: May 16 2012 at 06:37
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Hi kids!

EPISODE 5: Black Engine's
Ku Klux Klowns


That is one disgusting bass sound.  Good find!


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: May 16 2012 at 17:58
I'd almost say it's several disgusting bass sounds Tongue

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Posted By: Zombywoof
Date Posted: May 16 2012 at 20:34
Man, I love basswork. Definitely a cool thread.

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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: August 30 2012 at 17:45
Definitely not disgusting enough for you, but this one has your name written on it.  I picked it up for $5 from CD Baby.  The artist is Ed Haponik and the album is titled Triceratops.  No guitars were allowed in the studio for the recording, because "his is a bass player and he plays bass".  Or something like that.  I suspect that your favorite part about this album would be the title but if you can find it somewhere you might want to check it out.

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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: August 30 2012 at 19:22
This blog is full of win.

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Posted By: Sheavy
Date Posted: August 30 2012 at 23:15
Originally posted by rushfan4

Definitely not disgusting enough for you, but this one has your name written on it.  I picked it up for $5 from CD Baby.  The artist is Ed Haponik and the album is titled Triceratops.  No guitars were allowed in the studio for the recording, because "his is a bass player and he plays bass".  Or something like that.  I suspect that your favorite part about this album would be the title but if you can find it somewhere you might want to check it out.
 
Isn't he that guy that is completely awesome with yoyos? There are some basses standing in the background in some of his vids.


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: August 30 2012 at 23:24



Originally posted by frippism

Forgot I had this one, gave it a listen. Good stuff, though I'll take "Carboniferous" over it :)


Obsidian is my favourite song to test stereos or headphones with


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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: August 31 2012 at 05:23
Originally posted by Sheavy

Originally posted by rushfan4

Definitely not disgusting enough for you, but this one has your name written on it.  I picked it up for $5 from CD Baby.  The artist is Ed Haponik and the album is titled Triceratops.  No guitars were allowed in the studio for the recording, because "his is a bass player and he plays bass".  Or something like that.  I suspect that your favorite part about this album would be the title but if you can find it somewhere you might want to check it out.
 
Isn't he that guy that is completely awesome with yoyos? There are some basses standing in the background in some of his vids.
Apparently it is.  http://edhaponik.tripod.com/" rel="nofollow - http://edhaponik.tripod.com/  
 


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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: August 31 2012 at 05:32
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Originally posted by rushfan4

Definitely not disgusting enough for you, but this one has your name written on it.  I picked it up for $5 from CD Baby.  The artist is Ed Haponik and the album is titled Triceratops.  No guitars were allowed in the studio for the recording, because "his is a bass player and he plays bass".  Or something like that.  I suspect that your favorite part about this album would be the title but if you can find it somewhere you might want to check it out.


Is that this one?




actually I think this is something else entirely LOL

I really should start this up again


Originally posted by frippism

Forgot I had this one, gave it a listen. Good stuff, though I'll take "Carboniferous" over it :)


Obsidian is my favourite song to test stereos or headphones with
It is this one.
 
 
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/haponik" rel="nofollow - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/haponik
 
As I said I really don't think that it fits this thread too much, I really just associated the title and the fact that he only plays bass (also keyboards and ukelele) on the album.  If you check out the samples the best track is probably the last one, which is an instrumental.  He also does a cover of a Leonard Cohen song "Famous Blue Raincoat".  I'm not familiar with Leonard Cohen, but I know that there are some fans of him on the site.


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Posted By: Luna
Date Posted: November 20 2012 at 16:24
...bumpy?

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: November 20 2012 at 20:57
muh

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Posted By: timothy leary
Date Posted: November 20 2012 at 23:51
[TUBE]JCrakfMcNVg[/TUBE]

Joris Vanvinckenroye.......Basta ..........Delayed
Bass player from Aranis


Posted By: RobotAIDS
Date Posted: November 25 2012 at 14:23
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On the Music Page, check out the song "Fecal Odyssey", the bass in that track is pure nasty. 


Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: November 25 2012 at 23:19
Originally posted by The Truth

Originally posted by colorofmoney91

Mother of god. I approve of this blog.


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: November 25 2012 at 23:28
the dream is dead, mans

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: November 25 2012 at 23:46
Look up Alright the Captain on bandcamp, Colin. I thought of you when I heard the bass throughout the album.ill pot the link tomorrow can't on my phone.

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: November 27 2012 at 05:49
Originally posted by sagichim

Oh yeah.... a bass with distortion is outrageous, a bass with distortion and fuzz is a bliss.
.........and a bass with distortion, fuzz AND a wah-wah is even more fun.......I'm sure Hugh Hopper (R.I.P.) had plenty of joy with his bass...................


Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: November 27 2012 at 06:36
Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Originally posted by sagichim

Oh yeah.... a bass with distortion is outrageous, a bass with distortion and fuzz is a bliss.
.........and a bass with distortion, fuzz AND a wah-wah is even more fun.......I'm sure Hugh Hopper (R.I.P.) had plenty of joy with his bass...................


Yeah. I saw him live with Daevid Allen just a few month before he died. What a performance!
He played with his bass before everyone got on stage, just messin' around, it was awesome to see that.


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: November 27 2012 at 07:51
Oh by the way if anybody wants me to resurrect this thing, send me PMs with the names of bands that fit my criteria.  The older and more obscure, the better.

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: January 26 2013 at 13:14
I feel bad for letting this thing die, so hello.

EPISODE 6: Vaura's Selenelion
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One of progressive metal's more recent supergroups, Vaura includes Kevin Hufnagel from Gorguts, Josh Strawn and Charlie Schmid of Religious To Damn, and Toby Driver (!) of Kayo Dot/Tartar Lamb/Maudlin of the Well/numerous other bands holding up the low end of things.

Their debut Selenelion is pretty eclectic, featuring elements of sludge, death and black metal, lots of jazziness, pretty posty at times.  What stands out to me, though, is that an album with as excellent production as this one does has such a nasty bass tone throughout.  Love it!  Toby Driver is a brilliant composer and guitarist, but I'd always had a soft spot for his bass playing.

[tube]-TRDDcZy5mg[/tube]

[tube]nfFqGDkFpOE[/tube]

Until next whenever, keep in mind that GLUBHUHKGHAHGA


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Posted By: Josh18293
Date Posted: April 19 2013 at 16:51
Is that a joke? Because I really thoroughly enjoyed it.


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: February 16 2014 at 14:08
Is there any interest in this blog being resurrected?  I will only do it if people will actually read and listen.

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Posted By: silverpot
Date Posted: February 16 2014 at 18:20
I've just discovered this thread and appreciate it very much. Haven't had the time to listen to everything yet but sure will. So please go on. Thumbs Up


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: February 16 2014 at 20:01
Alrighty, you asked for it!

EPISODE 7: HUGHSCORE

http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1198" rel="nofollow">

Due to popular demand, this resurrection episode goes out to Hugh Hopper and the fuzzy goodness of his entire legendary career!  I've arbitrarily decided to share some Hughscore.  This great group started off basically as a collaboration between Hopper and the band Caveman Shoestore.  Simultaneously smooth and gritty, Hugh Hopper's tones have never been more suitable for my blong.

[tube]xDbw2XxfWeI[/tube]

[tube]TJX6ndQhCrU[/tube]

Enjoy, and all you bass players out there remember that sh*tty is pretty!


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Posted By: Polymorphia
Date Posted: February 16 2014 at 21:56
How did I not know about this?


Posted By: frippism
Date Posted: February 17 2014 at 09:23
Omg yes Colin you brought it back :-D

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: February 23 2014 at 19:49
EPISODE 8: WEIDORJE
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=5596" rel="nofollow">

I know what you're probably thinking, 7 episodes of this thing and not a single Zeuhl album?  Blasphemy!  So, here you go.  I'm sure for many people, including myself, the relatively accessible Weidorje (1978) was their first foray into the Zeuhl world.  And yet, it's still got some ugly, grungy, stinky bass sound just like I love to love.  The reason for that, of course, is the masterful Bernard Paganotti, formerly of Magma and who would later go on to form Paga Group.  Listen to that glorious farty goodness, and enjoy.

[tube]H_hDVlSxhwE[/tube]

[tube]3UyB0hlR6nw[/tube]

See you next week.


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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: February 23 2014 at 23:59
Nice groovy album, that one. 

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: February 24 2014 at 00:28
Yeah - Hugh Hopper can sound ugly - especially when he has his fuzz-bass lines at high speed, which sounds like amateurish acid-guitar and harsh as all hell.
Also thought Nic Potter's bass on VDGG's 'The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other' sounds really grubby.
Not so much Prog, but, Jack Bruce's tone in Cream is as thick and dirty as it gets. Love it though.


Posted By: Polymorphia
Date Posted: February 24 2014 at 09:35
As always when listening to Paganotti, I just zeuhled my pants.



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