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    I'm sure they're not at all known here, but I've been listening to a lot of Crush 40 recently. They've got some great stuff, though not exactly progressive haha.

    Their discography's kind of limited but mostly I've been listening to their greatest hits album Super Sonic Songs. It has most of their good stuff.

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      Originally posted by madbear View Post

      Check out Sproatly Smith's albums of carols and winter songs. Music from Weirdshire: https://sproatlysmith.bandcamp.com/music

      Vintage Winter Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GUZYmg4jvA

      John Cage's Winter Music

      "Entering Winter" Experimental cello, music for obe and lucid dreaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-W8or_jcJ8

      Winter Songs by Terje Isungset, Lena Nymark, Sidsel Walstad, Nils Økland, Espen Jørgensen: https://terjeisungset.bandcamp.com/album/winter-songs
      Recorded in an igloo!

      Most of John Luther Adams recordings/albums are inspired by or 'about' Alaska, often winters
      That's a lot to investigate! Thanks so much for the suggestions. I'm having such a fabulous time exploring.

      I'm familiar with Terje Isungset, and have a couple of tracks amongst my winter/Christmas listening. I do have an album somewhere - it may even be the one you mentioned. But there must definitely be more that I should add. I'm fascinated by the ice instruments.

      The hairy thing in Arctic Ice Music that explodes at 2.34 always makes me smile. I don't usually watch videos while I'm listening, but I do go back to this one sometimes:
      https://youtu.be/KuaXM3HXjsU.
      It's quite bizarre.

      A lot of other stuff to look into. Amazing! Thank you.​​

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        Originally posted by Grey Wolf View Post
        I like a lot of the A Winter's Solstice series from Windham Hill Records. Instrumental, folk-like, new age-sorta songs.

        Here's a review:

        https://www.awintersolstice.com/
        I have listened to a few songs, and quite like the general sound. Thank you for the idea. I shall explore further - so far the pace of what I have listened to has been a little slow (unfortunately my brain is rather impatient when it comes to music), but there are probably some faster pieces to discover. I'm looking forward to finding out!

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          A fairly regular Saturday morning listen for me. And as Marina Frolova-Walker and Katy Hamilton are guest reviewers this week, both of whom I can happily listen to talking about music all day long, it's making for a very enjoyable Saturday morning!
          Andrew McGregor and guests discuss how to build an essential library of great recordings.
          Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
          Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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            All my High Llamas albums, that's 6 of them...

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              Also discovering the Cardiacs...Started with A Little Man And A House...don't know where to go next...

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                I have been discovering the first 4 symphonies of Nielsen and Sibelius. Quite good if you like a modern sound.

                Speaking of modern sound, anyone still listening to music through your phone or iPod using wired headphones or ear buds? Getting an iFi Hip Dac 2 headphone amp will make it sound far better. Much better sound than Bluetooth can give you. But no, that little orange flask will not hold whiskey.

                https://ifi-audio.com/products/hip-dac2/

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                  Originally posted by Spiritual Architect View Post
                  I have been discovering the first 4 symphonies of Nielsen and Sibelius. Quite good if you like a modern sound.

                  Speaking of modern sound, anyone still listening to music through your phone or iPod using wired headphones or ear buds? Getting an iFi Hip Dac 2 headphone amp will make it sound far better. Much better sound than Bluetooth can give you. But no, that little orange flask will not hold whiskey.

                  https://ifi-audio.com/products/hip-dac2/

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                  Both composers are big favourites of mine.
                  Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                  Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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                    Bought the Seattle Symphony doing Nielsen on CD. Have not bought any Sibelius yet, just YouTubing them so far.

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                      OMMADAWN

                      Mike Oldfield


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                        Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Ding Dong, You're Dead (2021)
                        Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                        Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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                          it's Muddy Waters time . . . .

                          Muddy Waters - Gypsy Woman (1948)
                          Muddy Waters - Rollin' and Tumblin' (1969)
                          Muddy Waters – Baby, Please Don’t Go (1953)
                          Muddy Waters – I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (1968)
                          Muddy Waters – I Just Want to Make Love to You (1954)​

                          It's ironic that Waters 1950s music was a major influence on the Rolling Stones, yet in 1968 producers convinced him he ought to try being more psychedelic to broaden his audience. The result was Electric Mud, an album of covers of his own 50s material, with a more 'modern' guitar sound, and, of course, much better production values.





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                            PROPER JACK FROSTER


                            Big Big Train


                            It's cold and snowy in Merrie Olde England. Times are tough. Strikes. Cost of living crisis. Early exit from World Cup.
                            But remember that day..... https://youtu.be/Fju33DnyNoQ




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                              King Crimson - Discipline (1981)

                              I remember liking this much more when it was new, but I grew tired of Belew's vocals fairly quickly. Instrumentally it's still astonishing, but the lyrics and the aforesaid vocals grate on me quite a bit now.​
                              Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                              Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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                                Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain (1984).
                                Remastered 2CD deluxe edition 2008.

                                Recorded (mostly) in Paris in 1983, the influence of Jacques Brel, Brecht and Weill, Scott Walker and Paul Verlaine run like silver veins through these songs..
                                Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                                Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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