1 August 2017

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Anything else goes here. Observations on the general state of the universe and its overall direction are particularly welcome, but also on more mundane matters as you may see fit.

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upkerry14 said...

Well it looks like the Nigerian scammers have infiltrated IS as I now have over 200 spam emails.

upkerry14 said...

Has anyone thought of this as an alternative to Multiupload etc....?

http://www.guidingtech.com/550/wetransfer-file-sharing/

Mona said...

2kinabalu/
Apologies for that Exilespam...I think I have worked out the cause of it all (in general) but in particular I have taken Inconstant Sol off my blog list (:( which has certainly removed the links from yr page. If you check where you left the comment at Exile I think I have worked out the settings that stop it at the blogger end.
Apologies again.
Regards/

kinabalu said...

Mona, as I posted on the Moan blog, there are obviously features of Blogger that I don't know about, so now the problem has been sorted and you can put back IS on the blog list if you so desire. Blame it on Blogger, shall we?

onxidlib said...

Is it "unmusical"...?!?!!!

I wanted to write something...but now I'm a bit drunk.

My wife and me have watched two movies...a black comedy called "Komm süßer Tod" > "Come sweet death" or something similar.
The other was a greek film about four guys sitting the whole day in front of a kisk.
They are watching some chinese guys who are founding a sweatshop.
They are making bad jokes about albanian people.
(I would argue they are confused from a seemingly "secure" point of view).
His mother is very old but she identifies an albanian guy as her lost son.
Her other ("greek") son gots confused. This goes to the point where he do not know wether he is greek or albanian...
He's becoming "angry"...
Either the observer (my wife and me) do not know for sure what he "is".

At the end of the movie it seems to be clear that the albanian guy is not (really?) her son.

But she thought that he is her son - for me this is the truth.

A big word - "THRUTH" - in german (my second native language - or the first - I do not kow honestly) "Wahrheit".

Ok - Kninabalu this has not so much to do with our last subject...but my wish was to continue with our conversation and the film has "moved" me and wanted to share it.

Tomorrow in a "clearer" state of mind - which is not per se the better one...
I'm going to bed now.

Thank you Kinabalu - Sotise - Igor - to you all.
Good night.

trane said...

Wanted to informa all Sam Rivers fans about this piece of great news


http://indianapublicmedia.org/nightlights/sam-rivers-mosaic-set-november/

onxidlib said...

This is an exiting announcement.

agmosk said...

I have been collecting(buying, mostly) jazz for the past 50 years and I think your blog is one of the best and most interesting I've seen. Thank you for all your hard work and good taste. It is greatly appreciated
by me and I'm sure all other readers.

steve said...

I have collected Manfred Eicher's productions for years. I have been under the impression that Japo was a predecessor to ECM.
Now, I clearly see that the two
did run concurrently for quite a while. Can someone explain the difference to me? Are Japo produced by artists then Exec. Produced by Eicher like Carmo and Watt? Someone please enlighten me.

onxidlib said...

ECM and JAPO (and ENJA as well!)have been founded in the first place because there were inquires from Japan for new music by Mal Waldron.
He lived at this time in Munich, recovering from his drug addiction and playing with local musicians.

My former boss - who was together with Carlo Egger and later Manfred Eicher (maybe some others were involved as well) the founder of ECM and JAPO told me this story.

The first LP from Mal Waldron on JAPO was produced by Egger and Manfred Scheffner.
As both had no experience with recording they asked Eicher.
He has been an assistent in studios for recording classical music...

Carlo Egger had at the outskirts of Munich a four-floor shop for domestic machines and he also had some (Jazz)LPs in the shop.
He was the only one who could afford a substantial amount of money - the others all provided a quite smaller contribution.
Egger is the only one who still has money in ECM (except Eicher off course)- albeit as a silent partner.

Manfred Eicher was at this time a classically trained bassist.
For earning his livelihood he delivered - with a small van - SABA/MPS (made by BASF) LPs to some shops in Germany and Austria...

JAPO and ECM were than produced by Eicher and very rarely by the musicians. (As a consequence he stopped making music as did Jost Gebers/FMP for very similar reasons).
Even today there are occaisonally CDs which are produced by the musicians and then "executed" by Manfred Eicher - for example "Dans les arbres" with Zach, Wallumrod, Charles and Grydeland.
Also worth mentioning is that there are no written contract between Eicher and - for example - Keith Jarrett. Only a "handshake" !

JAPO means "jazz by post" which was the name for the mailorder service which was located in the above mentioned shop. Therefore the label was called "JAPO".
This mail-order was founded by Manfred Scheffner (my former boss) and Egger.
Mr. Scheffner was in the shop browsing through the Jazz LPs and was murmuring something like: "if this shop has Jazz LPs at all they should do a better job".
This was overheard by Carlo Egger - who then asked Manfred Scheffner to DO a better job!
This was the beginning of "jazz by post" and therefore also of JAPO and ECM.
(For the first years ECM's office was in the same building.)

One went on the fourth floor and behind a red metal fire-proof door was the LP "paradise".
One could buy there as well but the greater amount of business was through mail-order.
The invoice and the money was send though tubes (with air pressure)to the ground floor and after a few minutes returned with the change.

Maybe this small "story" will make some things about ECM a bit clearer.

If there are specific questions I can ask Manfred Scheffner or his companion back then Harald Jensch.

Andy said...

(Apologies if I've already sent a similar post but my computer has been playing up tonight.)

When I discovered this wonderful site i thought it wise to pay for 150 days of Rapidshare pro. Now TWO WEEKS later apparently all my 'rapids' have been used up! What does this mean? I've downloaded 9GB max. Hopefully someone could enlighten me on the matter. It would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Scrub the above. It's sorted. I still feel as though I want to upload on here. Could someone point me to some guidance? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hey, I don't think I've ever commented, but this is the website I've been going to for most of my jazz since I first got into more extreme varieties of the genre. You guys fuckin' rock and have showed me so much wonderful music. Thanks.

Bozo the Clown said...

Bozo had an interesting exchange today with an old friend who runs an independant record company that is very well-regarded. He referred to Sol as "Scum-Suckers", with the belief that illegal down-loading is killing outfits like his. I tried to defend Sol the best I could,saying I never saw in-print items being offered, and that when artists like John Surman, or producers like Mike King objected to certain things they were taken off-line promptly. The exchange got me thinking about a lot of the issues swirling around these days. In the Washington Post today is an article on how the copyright controversy is affecting the performance of classical pieces like "Peter and the Wolf". Bozo recently paid thru the nose for a vinyl copy of the Lacy/KC/Togashi album recently posted, but doesn't feel bad about it! This stuff doesn't do anyone any good not being heard. Bozo would like to stimulate some discussion on the pro/con of the site, how it is different than many others, and how it is like them, too. It's like explaining the value of the space program to a sceptic sometimes -they either get it or they don't! But most people involved with this music that Bozo knows personally have spent mucho $ over their collecting careers and , in Bozo's view are not the enemy! Thoughts?

onxidlib said...

I think the space-program is necessary for all humans - not for it's technological 'waste' in the first place. But this is not something which needs arguments - we will go out further...

IS is different because it tries to avoid posting music which is still available - just some hours ago I claimed the right to delete a comment which offered a recording/link which is still/again available.

I've several thousand recordings - more than 95% I have bought - since about 15 month I 'grab' music from the www - but I still buy music - what's more > a lot of music I discover through blogs I try to buy new or used.

All my friends here in real life do buy a lot of records - more than dl.
As I work in Europe's biggest store for Jazz since about 15 years, I know that those costumers who dl from the web DO buy a lot!!!

I would argue that the notion that dl kills small labels is simply misinformed.
There is off course the moral and legal side if the whole affair.

I can only speak for myself > as long as a recording is not available I do not feel I am a "scum-sucker" > when dl or trading or getting a copy from a friend...

It seems obvious that there are some who are willing to spent some bucks and others who don't.

And it is off course at least "stupid" to mix this two ways of behaviour. What's more > the technology available is and will continue to change the way we consume and/or view cultural artifacts; wether we like it or not.
It isn't useful to insult someone - maybe one's feeling is directed this way but it won't solve anything.

And > wether on blogs or through broacasting > it is easy to 'grab' it. The only way to avoid 'illegal' distribution is to confine listening to one's home.

But even this won't help....-------------------------------------------

....anyone else?

Bozo the Clown said...

Bozo has something else related to why sales are collapsing.{Actually, are they? seem the numbers may be stable at a fairly low level??}
In the old days, people used to gather, and get fired-up,and play new records for each other in person. When i was in high school, I remember more than one occaison where a Yes album would be enjoyed by everyone and then i could put on a record like Booker Ervin's "The In-Between"and people still dug it! Even the jocks back then were into "Ummagumma" and "Meddle" and "Uncle Meat" was thrown into the mix, too. We would go from the Allman Brothers to AEC "Baptizum" and not mind a bit. Miles Davis "Live_Evil" was the BOMB! All kinds of kids had an open mind to all sorts of stuff:Ravi Shankar was huge,too.
Now with headphone culture, its seems maybe we are all in our own little world too much, though sites like this encourage communication and interaction. But if people are not exposed to different sounds, just like with exotic foods, they will never learn to enjoy them. Maybe I just prune for the good old days too much...

kinabalu said...

Yeah, computers are a funny thing. On the one hand, they encourage a culture of autism, on the other, they open up for long-distance communication. Go figure ...

kinabalu said...

The discussion of blogs and downloads et al is a complicated one. The arguments on both sides have their validity. There is an on-going debate in the pages of The Wire for those who are interested. One argument for the existence of blogs like this is to draw attention to records that might otherwise have been forgotten and unheard. Similarly, live concerts, which are featured regularly here, would have remained unheard (except for those that attended) were it not for tapers.

The counter-argument would run that it's up to the record company to do what it wants to do with its product and that it's up to the artist to decide on whether any of the live work is to disseminated publicly. In a sense, we usurp that right by our posts here, presumably because we find it deserves a wider audience.

By posting OOP material, we might create an interest among those who hold the copyrights to reissue the material. On the other hand, we might spoil the market potential for these reissues. But, it's not inconceivable that some would choose to purchase the reissues and other material from the same artists on account of having heard it first here. In that sense, we might be doing something good.

sotise said...

other areas not often discussed in conjunction with this and more than merely tangentially related are the politics of the record industry , as well naturally as the wider political ramifications of file sharing culture.

what is sad to see are completely depersonalised file sharing hubs , which mechanically post millions of things using using file hosts that pay them per quota of downloads ,Wupload ,fileserve and many others which cannot be acessed other than by buying premium accounts..it appears that some people are making money posting other peoples music , i find that nauseating, whatever it is its not sharing , and its certainly parasitical.

SOTISE said...

ah ,back to this vexed question, the vitriol displayed in vehement attacks on the sharing of music is ever with us, understandable as it is i personally believe its completely misguided as well as based on premises which are demonstrably false...whilst fear of loss of income is something we can all understand
the assumption that all file sharers are parasitical freeloaders ,is grossly ignorant …

i have often downloaded things and then bought them, a case in point is the Albert Ayler -holy ghost set on Revennant ,i downloaded it twice , over a period of five years ..and then bought it anyway.(there have been dozens of others)
As with Bozo and Onxi i dont Know anyone who downloads ,who has not spent tens of thousands of dollars on their music 'habit'..

part of the problem for the industry is that ,such extensively cultivated buying habits dont necessarily prevail across the board into other musical spectrums,
what is clear is that many of the core posters and readers of this and similar blogs , are absolute fanatics , zealots who have not only spent much money, but often sacrificed relationships , hobbies even jobs or careers to either listen or play this Music...
I even got kicked out of a shared household once, for wanting to play this music (say, Cecil Taylor) ,every waking moment , at a reasonably quiet volume (when the others were around), my room happened to be nearest the kitchen.. but no matter how quietly played ,its existence was reviled.. and finally erradicated.

Certainly,many musicians,involved in these areas of the generally despised musics we love are not opposed to file sharing especially of out of print materials..some of us also happen to also record, play and perform.
i Once had a discussion on this very subject with a well known American improvising guitarist who also happens to be an avid listener and ravenous consummer of almost every genre, and he said that he personally did not mind even his official in print releases being shared , because as he put it , one once to hear it all , even if one cant own or buy it all.
many other musicians have expressed similar views , a few of my aqaintance have asked me to post their latest releases (admittedly they are almost unknown)

record sleeve inserts were once heavily laden with dire warnings about ,casette sharing killing the industry ,an intense campaign that reached its peak in the early 80's , which was coincidently was also the period in which record company profits reached its peak, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, Pink floyd reached the peak of their sales at that time , the Doors sold more records in 1982 than in the whole of their existence or so in which they were a touring band
all this in the midst of a raging home taping culture.. so much of the music which first interested me ,was a result of casette exchanges ...to stay with rock for the moment ,during the Punk and Post Punk era the (now ) most lauded and influential bands on those nascent movements or shift in the zeitgeist were almost unknown , very few people had Velvet Underground or Stooges records , but almost everyone had heard them via tapes exchanged in samizdat fashion , they certainly got zero airplay.
and its no different now.... Free Jazz has never been as heard and known ,if not popular as right now, its not just teen idols and part time noiseniks like Thursten moore who love it, very popular groups like Radio head use W.Parker and R.Campbell on their records, and people like Lacy ( not too long before he died) and Braxton can win huge Guggenheim grants, and all the accolades that go with them.

other areas not often discussed in conjunction with this and more than merely tangentially related are the politics of the record industry , as well naturally as the wider political ramifications of file sharing culture.

SOTISE said...

as everyone who is interested in Free jazz, improvised music, or other unpopular and thus frequently out of print genres, who has purchased items online knows ,rare and out of print items, broadcasts ,audience recordings were being bootlegged and sold online in wholesale fashion until recently , they seem to have dissapeared altogether, wiped out by the open dissemination of such recordings.

i acquired a few of the Lacy ,rips which have been shared here ,the Wire among them in a trade with an online bootlegger (i swapped him one lp- the spear album on virgin) for 12 cdrs of rare lps ..which he was openly selling online...

SOTISE said...

heres an interesting article by singer songwriter Janis Ian, of all people about Filesharing ,which touches on the Politics of the Music industry.. and elequently makes a case that most artists do not suffer as a result of free downloads.
admittedly its somewhat dated (2002)
http://www.tjunker.com/Music-and-Internet/Janis-Ian/debacle.html

Bozo the Clown said...

Bozo wants to make sure that everyone is aware of the 2 fantastic albums on the "NotTwo" label by Kris Wanders. They are simply sensational! Buy them for real, even if you are on a tight budget, and pass them down to your grandchildren or favorite old folks home one day. They may actually be viewed as albums of the decade, they are so awesome- The Clown is NOT kidding!

marten512 said...

Can anyone offer advice regarding the digitising of vinyl. For example, I have read both good and bad reviews of Imic; can anyone make any recommendations - within the rules of the blog?
Thank you.

sotise said...

Marten , i probably cant be much help,i do it in an unorthodox round about way, for logistical reasons i use a portable recording device (zoom)plugged into the back of my NAD stereo amp, then transfer the sd card to the computer , the portable device gives you the option of recording to various wav formats - 48 hz -24-bit , or 96hz..

then once i have the files on my hard disc .. i use either Audacity, Magix , or Wavelab to split and clean up the files, they are all quite similar programs , much of a muchness ... wavelab and Audacity are free programs , best suited to Windows , not sure if they work on Macs, or Linux...

i then use a great little multi tool program (traders little helper-windows only ) to encode and fix sector boundary errors.

Vinyl rips to me sound better with the least possible processing , so i dont use much de-noising , eq-ing or other effects and keep the de-clicking to a minimum... nor do i use compression, of course many disagree people are now used to CD'S and very compressed recordings , which are now the industry norm it seems

marten52 said...

Thank you for taking the time, Sotise, every bit of info helps ('encode and fix sector boundary errors'???? - there is obviously more to this than I was expecting).

Since my request, a few people have suggested that I go for 'imic' and 'Final Vinyl' (I use a Mac). I am hoping that 'itunes' and 'Switch' are the only other programmes I will need.

As regards uploading, can you tell me the point at which a record becomes 'unavailable'? I have a number of deleted records that seem to be 'available' on sites such as Amazon Marketplace; do they still count as 'unavailable'?

Re discussion, obviously I think blogs are good because they have introduced me to some great music and persuaded me to spend pots of money on records etc. However, one question that doesn't seem to get asked is: if Joe Public can download blindingly wonderful (unavailable) music for free will he continue to pay money for (available) music that is merely 'quite-good'?

Anyway, thanks again.

This is far too long, feel free to delete it.

kinabalu said...

I've never heard of sector boundary errors, but having read about it, it oocurs to me that I may have committed one or five in the past.

Low-down here for the technically minded:

http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-2422.html

Transferring vinyl to cd is by connecting a cable from the amp (aux) to the pc (line-in), recording using Total Recorder, track splitting, format conversion from wav to flac. I haven't used any audio cleanup tools, but having found one on the net, I might use it if the platter is too beat-up.

Re. your last question, which I take to be slightly rhetorical, I would tend to agree, but that may be due to not looking close enough. Lots of things happening, but the scene has (again) devolved to small labels, partly underground, so the scene is possibly more diverse than it used to be. But then, we don't post new stuff if it can be gotten from the usual sources.

Unavailability: One sign may be that it can only be had from second-hand sources, that the print has run out and everything has been sold out from first-hand sources. If you can't get it in the shops, the shop can't order it, prices are higher than for items in print etc., then it's for most purposes unavailable. Anything is, strictly speaking, available as long as there is one remaining copy out there, but you'll get the idea ...

kinabalu said...

Sotise, that's a lovely photo. New, is it?

marten512 said...

Thanks kinabalu.

sotise said...

marten , let us know should you achieve success, and want to post here you would be more than welcome!

kinabalu ... yes ,an accurate representation of how ive been feeling lately , i'm a huge movie fan everything from the sublime to the ridiculous... zombie flics being a favourite subgenre , the avatar comes from a low budget Dario Dargento production , named Demons 2 from the early 80's , enjoyable in its own way , containing some sublime moments of political allegory a not uncommon feature of the genre.

farosanderson said...

I read with interest the various arquments for and against file sharing as presented here and i can relate to many of them. I was particularly interested in Kinabalu's statement "... but the scene has (again) devolved to small labels, partly underground, so the scene is possibly more diverse than it used to be.....". I personally see blogland as a weapon in breaking the hegemony of the major labels. The result of this would be more diversity as stated and even a return to regional sounds although his may be optimistic given we all have access to roughly the same sounds at roughly the same time. Its difficult to mount an arguemnt that the majors have been good for the creative musics preferred by visitors to this site for example. In the event of their downsizing or even demise i'm sure other avenues we arise that will present music to the world in a more satisfying and empathic manner.

Bozo the Clown said...

We just lost a couple of good ones in Hans Reichel and Paul Motian!

SOTISE said...

The Sad Reality , is that Blogland is changing ,a lot of it now has nothing to do with actual sharing..
Mega behemoths Faceless Blogs ,are popping up like giant Alien multi tendrilled beings ,Sharing Entire Discographies of Artists, corporate and independent, large and small .... people are using them to make money , being paid on a per click basis by hosts like Wupload , FileServe, ect .... no comments , no write ups, zero enthusiasm for the indescriminate music posted... most of it simply reposts of stuff purloined from other sources .....

that is the New Face of Blogging , just another mirror of our endlessly Acquisitive, consumer culture ..... a giant walmart superstore devoid of all human sentiment ... the Macdonaldisation of so called 'Music Sharity'...

i find it loathsome ... so FaroahSanderson dont give me that libertairian shit about a level playing field ... Majors ceding to independant labels.... Democratization ... its pure self deception ... Blogging is now motivated by sheer naked Greed ....

heres but one example
http://m4a.me/
there are many smaller blogs , including former confreres... 'Jizz Relics' for example .. which make money posting ,independent label stuff ..

where's the love ... its dissapearing... replaced by pure commercialism!

SOTISE said...

i wish to make clear , that making money posting other peoples music ,& dicographies is something i am absolutely opposed to,i find it morally reprehensible , disgusting...and very depressing indeed , enough to simply stop all activities on an open blog ... i'm already seeing our posts appropriated by such people , and i'm pretty pissed off ...

kinabalu said...

Wise words there, Sotise. The bad thing is that once it's out there in the open domain, you have no control over how it is being used. The only thing we can do, I suppose, is to maintain a certain level of integrity in what we're doing here and keep the commercial aspect far out of it. From the blogger point of view, there's no monetary incentive in doing this, and if there were, I wouldn't be here in the first place.

Bozo the Clown said...

Motorhead Sherwood and Sam Rivers, a crazy pairing of deadly bad news, isn't it? But maybe no 2 names, throw in Elton Dean, can sum up the directions my young record-buying habit would take me, under the overarching umbrella of John Coltrane,Sun Ra and Jimi Hendrix.Our ninth grade English teacher let us do reports on "Uncle Meat" and "Hot Rats" as part or our creative writing assignments. And I won't ever forget talking a close buddy with a car into driving us across town to the only record store which would have Sam's "Streams" on the day of release. The excitement back then was life-changing! Thanks guys, for bringing a bit of musical good will into this sordid interstellar backwater...Sam always stood up proud and tall, and just DELIVERED the GOODS!!!

glmlr said...

On music "piracy", the big question is surely this. By what logic can an "artist" claim copyright and payment in near-eternity, whilst denying the same right to an ordinary bank-clerk or shop assistant who does his/her work with equal integrity? The anonymous workers of the world (i.e. the vast majority of humanity) are being cheated out of their proper rights by this legally-supported absurdity. Every one of them is a potential artist.

Anonymous said...

http://www.fightforthefuture.org/pipa

the SOPA bill will destroy blogs like this

http://americancensorship.org/

SOTISE said...

heres an article claiming that certain African American hip hop artists (Busta Rhymes..et al)were making more money being paid by filehosts like Megaupload whilst giving the music away to their fans ...than through their actual record labels which rip them off.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120120/15060817494/busta-rhymes-backs-megaupload-says-record-labels-are-real-criminals.shtml

kinabalu said...

Onx, Riccardo and other posters:

Try to make sure that the zip or rar files are suitably anonymised before uploading to file servers, for instance, by just using initials instead of using full names and titles. Have a look at the latest post at Mutant Sounds. Even though we post OOP or unreleased concerts, there is still a risk as we all know. Better be on the safe side.

kinabalu said...

Secondly, we ought to stay away from Mediafire. I know we don't use it, but still ...

riccardo said...

@ kinabalu

always used acronyms...

onxidlib said...

I recently learned to use acronyms...

kinabalu said...

That's very reassuring! I shall certainly try to remember that myself. We only need that for the zipped file. The source folder/file set can of course be fully titled; otherwise ot may be difficult to find on the computer.

Andy said...

I'm very sorry to have to report the death of the great drummer Tony Marsh. A great loss.

onxidlib said...

Very sad news - I am a stalwart admirer of this great member of british/european scene!
RIP

sotise said...

in case anyones wondering why the recent Elton dean post has dissapeared....

message from blogger...

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Geneva Community Radio said...

Hello.
Is there any chance someone can reupload the album 'John Cage' Cramps Records, 1974? It's the one recorded in Milan, and it has among other pieces, "Radio Music" and "4'33". It was on Multiupload, which I guess was shut down at the same time as Megaupload. So if somoene has this and can post it on RapidShare or MediaFire or some other site that Uncle Sam hasn't seen fit to close down yet, I'd appreciate being able to grab this rarity.

kinabalu said...

GCR,

new links at the original post.

daniel said...

hei everyone and inconstant sol

I'm look for Wadada Leo Smith's recorded performances

golden quartet in NY '11
http://inconstantsol.blogspot.com.br/2012/03/leo-smith-trio-mass-on-world-moers.html

& Günter Sommer - live in Padua

http://inconstantsol.blogspot.com.br/2011/11/wadada-leo-smith-gunter-baby-sommer.html

there are new links for these two??

thanks a lot

Bozo the Clown said...

The new Brotzmann album on Nottwo, with the 2 great Japanese guys, is awesome,really really good! Grab one for yourselves before whining about it down the road... Bozo the Brotzbo

Bozo the Learned Clown said...

Gore Vidal - RIP
GV wrote one of Bozos' favorite all-time classic books, the historical novel "Julian". Amazon has it along with other books exploring the historical life and times of the Roman Emperor Julian.[approx 300 AD}
You can read it while enjoying your latest Brotzmann...

onxidlib said...

Gore Vidal! - one of the most independent spirits of USA.
Although he would have declined such a label.
And Julian is worth a read, indeed!
RIP

jackalope said...

Curious - I noticed that there are no Oron links on the 2 most recent posts. Have they fallen into disfavor here? If so, then perhaps Bitshare, Depositfiles, embedupload, Rapidgator, or Fichier could replace them. "Gulp", even Filepost or Freakshare (despite the fact that they delete files rather quickly) work better than Rapidshare. Oron was doing fine from my end. I suppose there's no point in mentioning Media Fire, but despite the problems others have mentioned, their system works far better than any of the others at my location. In any event I do hope you'll keep some kind of alternative link happening here for those of us who do not wish to use Rapid. Thanks for weathering the storms, dealing with cranky people, keeping the faith, and continuing the flow of good vibes into the blogosphere!

Bozo the Astroclown said...

I just watched us land a nuclear car on another planet:MARS!!! WOW!
Congrats to the NASA/JPL team and here's hoping Curiosity has a great mission exploring the Red Planet. The music here on Sol, and the efforts of NASA, and the efforts of the doctors and nurses trying to help the poor and sick in the forgotten lands represent are best, in contrast to some of the bloody fools running wild lately[and as far back as history goes,too]. Good Night!

kinabalu said...

@jackalope: The reason that we're not using Oron is that it's off-line, perhaps permanently. The background can be read here:

http://premiumaccount.info/1338/oron-filehoster-down/

We haven't thought of any specific replacements yet, but thanks for your suggestions.

Bozo the Pessimistic Clown said...

Von Freeman RIP, another jazz great gone,soon there will be...

Andy said...

Mr Bozo just alerted me to this rather historic youtube video of Howard Riley Trio in 1972.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJAT6_RCazI

Anonymous said...

icp info:

the icp-box will be reality! there has been 300 subscribers at last, and the homepage just announced that the 399,- euro offer will be open till the end of august 2012 (after it'll cost 499,-)

www.icporchestra.com/icpbox

cheers,
lucky :)

Bozo aka CosmoClown said...

My wife and I are probably not the only jazz AND space freaks out there, so on behalf of us all we mourn the loss to Terra and Luna of Neil Armstrong. Even before the moon flights, the X-15 and Gemini programs were an integral part of everyday life for many of us of a certain age, and I think that, under the surface,Bozo was looking for a music that reflected, and made sense of the wild times we were in, normal as it was! I will play Alan Silvas' "Luna Surface" today with a smile, and a tear.

giu said...

CIAO RICCARDO!!!!

only two days ago i was talking with firiends who were with me in Saalfelden, wondering if they know who is RICCARDO.
I feel really really sad... my best to his familily and friends...
GOOD MUSIC LOST A VERY GOOD FRIEND

Bozo the Clown said...

Please remember the great, the one and only JIMI HENDRIX, passing on to the Valley of Neptune 42 years ago today.Instead of thinking what could have been, be thrilled with what we have! Bozo the Purple Clown

Bozo the Sad Clown said...

The very great John Tchicai has passed away; a very interesting and unique personality on the scene since the early 60s - dip into his output anywhere along the line to be mesmerized! "the Real Tchicai" on Steeplechase is a special favorite, not to be missed!
Mr. Tchicai actually took the time to respond fron Denmark in the mid-70s to a fan letter from the young Bozo. Thanks sir, for all the great music!

Anonymous said...

sadly, unbelievably, David S. Ware has left us tonight. Say it ain't so...what a loss for the world.

ozbo the doofus said...

Dear Sol, i would like to encourage the exchange of comments going on under the JT w/ Strings Post be switched to here in the free-form section, it may be more appropriate. Thanks-let's rock!

Lacyholic Bozo said...

The Lacy Milan 77 show is now available on ICTUS #161 as "Lost in June". A great band,in great form!

Bozo the Sad One said...

Ted Curson - RIP.
Seemingly a bit neglected lately,[there is that cool photo of him jamming with Henry Grimes...]but during his early career he was on a lot of classic stuff, fo'sure! Bozo especially loved the stuff he was on with the MING! And he contributed greatly to some classic NYC5, and CT dates, too.
Bozo had a tasty straight-ahead date on Inner City w/ Steve McCall on drums, gotta go look for it!

Bozo Loves Ravi said...

Bozo is very thankful that he could, for awhile, be on the same planet with someone as great as Ravi Shankar! A true humanitarian, and master musician, along with being a cultural ambassador, showering the music-lovers of the world with love. His importance can hardly be seen for how awesome it truly is. I made my stepmother buy me a Nehru shirt, not for fashion, but because I loved the Beatles use of Indian music so much. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a really sad day, somewhat lightened by his two musical daughters, and his own recorded legacy, and the memories of those who heard him live...

Newk said...

Wow: http://nobusinessrecords.com/NBCD50.php

Anonymous said...

How does multiupload work please? When I try to download an album, a download manager starts to download instead. I know I must be missing something really obvious. Many thanks.
Chris

onxidlib said...

Chris - Multiupload does not work anymore!

Anonymous said...

So many days pass by from my last arrive here. Many thanks for these repost to all of you. Amazing!

onxidlib said...

Dear fellow admins and authors - I've removed the blog Into A Blue Haze from the blog-list.
The link always went to a blog with software for free - probably not "OOP".
I tried to fix it but the correct link of Into A Blue Haze nonetheless went to this other blog.
Anyone knows how to fix it.
Into A Blue Haze is still reachable through google search etc.
Interesting that it is possible to do such things...

kinabalu said...

@Onx, I typed in the URL for the Blue Haze blog directly from the web browser, and everything went fine, that it to say, I wasn't hijacked to some other site, so I don't see what's the issue. Try again?

onxidlib said...

Yes Kinabalu you're right - but I meant that when you click on the picture you're redirected - that's what I discovered. It was like someone hijacked the link on the side-bar.
And therefore I removed the link (picture).
Maybe the situation has changed now. Shall check it when I'm home again.
Cheers

Andy said...

Good fun to be had here.

http://naturesoundsfor.me/

SOTISE said...

A Warm recommendation of Francois Tusques, most recent Solo Piano set, L'etang Change, 2012 on Improvising Beings ... its a wonderful set , whole heartedly recommended to the many who have downloaded M.Tusques rare and Out of Print items...
see the record label links on the sidebar of the main page.

Merci!! M.Tusques

Andy said...

AARGH! Rapidshare appear to have doubled their charges since I last subscribed. They want 99.99 euros for me to continue for another year. Have other people found this? I'm going to have to think about this. If I don't extend, my links will disappear. Presumably my down load time would increase also. Hmmm.

martin said...

I was recently told, though I don't know how true it is, that Rapidshare are in trouble and have been forced to lay off most of their employees.

kinabalu said...

So I've heard, too, more precisely 75 per cent of their staff. No wonder considering that they have done their utmost to drive away customers over the last year. I'm still a customer, not out of any sense of loyalty, but basically because I want to avoid reuploading files all the time.

upkerry14 said...

Anyone know if Holy Warbles ever resurfaced somewhere else?

azzul said...

hey guys, followed a link from a visitor in our blog and landed here. what you have here is amazing and definitely interesting. with your permission, i would like our visitors to come over and see it. please let me know if i can add your site to our blogroll.

best,
azzul
http://savaamazonaspasig.blogspot.com/

SOTISE said...

go right ahead azzul , we dont mind one way or the other, music belongs to whomever finds it!

SOTISE said...

@upkerry14
bill Holy Warbles , has not resurfaced , its gone as i understand there were take down notices, and complaints, so Owlqueda called it quits.

SOTISE said...

Pissing in an Ocean-Stab in the dark
i've removed the Link to Cam Jazz, given that 2 artists have told me they have never seen a cent from the label...

Andy said...

Rats. I accidentally deleted all my IS upload files. :(

kinabalu said...

Those you have uploaded or those you are about to?

Nick said...

Don't panic .... unless you don't have a back-up. Then PANIC!

Andy said...

The ones I have already uploaded. So I stll have the original cassettes and cdr transfers and the live links. It's about time I had a proper archive of all my live gig recordings as digital files, for saftey. Although not having a backup is always naughty. No, I suppose the only slight disaster is the time I've spent and in some cases the editing of some tape flip pieces together. still I can always download them from this marvellous site.
On another point, it appears as though there are only 4 or 5 people uploading at the moment (mostly Nick!). I would like to encourage the hundreds of downloaders to think about uploading some of their treasures into the contributios section, to keep things a bit more lively. Comments are always welcome and encouraging too. How about it fellas?

Andy said...

Der. I'd moved them into a new folder. Der.

James Manion said...

Concerning Rapidshare, if you download Firefox and go to rapidshare.comhome you can register a standard 10 GB account at no cost meaning free and downloads are super fast the one download I did was less than 30 seconds. I hope this is helpful.

jackalope said...

A bigger note of gratitude for this site and all those who contribute here. The posts on this site have many times have exposed me to musicians I was unaware of that have become beloved to me. Some recent examples include my noticing Bob Degen on a Heinz Sauer post. Though Heinz has recorded a number of things over the years as a leader, my exposure to him was limited to his work with Albert Mangelsdorff. Based on that I decided to give a listen to the recent posts with him as a leader. In so doing I noticed Bob Degen's strong contributions. Searching the site I found a number of recordings with him on them – what a treasure trove Sol is! I've also started shopping the market for Bob & Heinz's recordings (note THAT any who think this work detracts from the market – see how it can encourage it!). The same thing happened when I picked up a couple of Gerd Dudek broadcasts from the contributions section here – I discovered pianist Florian Weber and am about to pick up some of his on the market.(comments recommending available recordings welcomed) It turns out that Andy is a friend of a friend of mine and in a recent phone conversation with my friend they discussed something I long suspected – that after a few weeks contributors have ceased to review the comments on older posts. It's understandable, after all they're moving forward (and no one can be in all places all the time). And so that is part of why I wrote this – to convey my appreciation for what you do here, to share a little of how it affects my life, and to give thanks for some older posts. May the rules that govern cause and effect – the old what goes around comes around, and a number of religious, philosophical, and scientific notions that all say the same thing in different ways, bring back to each of you many wonderful rewards.

Andy said...

Nice words Jackalope. :)

onxidlib said...

I feel the same as Andy - thank you jackalope for your kind words!

And here's a call for help:

Maybe someone is able to translate something from Italian into English.
There's a post about Inconstant Sol.
The text is in Italian....
So maybe someone can translate it >

http://blog.libero.it/MondoJazz/12482624.html

Più volte si è parlato qui e anche in altri blog a tema jazzistico del fenomeno del file sharing in tutte le sue implicazioni. Non ripropongo l'argomento, ognuno ha le proprie idee e se ne assume la piena responsabilità in base ai propri comportamenti e alle proprie convinzioni.

Da appassionato mi limito a constatare come qualche volta i blog che postano file sharing mettono a disposizione degli appassionati delle vere e proprie chicche sotto forma di album largamente fuori catalogo, spesso di etichette scomparse nel nulla, o, ancora, delle registrazioni live, bootleg che spesso nascondono autentici tesori musicali.

E' il caso di Incostant Sol, un blog che da qualche anno svolge un lavoro certosino e che, credo, moltissimi appassionati ben conoscono. Dal blog prendo e segnalo alcuni link di una bella manciata di album e registrazioni live che spaziano dagli anni '60 fino ai giorni nostri, rimandando gli interessati direttamente a Incostant Sol.

Thanks in advance.

jeff said...

ubu roi has a RIP post for Kalaprusha Maurice McIntyre. Can anyone confirm this? I can't find any posts in searches online to confirm this!!!!!!!!!!

jeff said...

confirmed. Kalaprusha Murice McIntyre died today. verified on AACM facebook page thanks to ubu roi reponse and link. Rest In Peace brother Kalaprusha!!!!! You will be missed

Andy said...

MASABUMI KIKUCHI is ill and needs some help.
http://gogetfunding.com/project/help-masabumi

magogiallo said...

Mr Arthur Doyle is passed away
RIP

magogiallo said...

http://www.sensationalxhols.org/sagittarius_a/arthur.htm

Andy said...

MILOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo
Where are you?

miloo2 said...

Andy, I am alive, but not much around IS and into impro-jazz now. I noticed most of your attractive postings, and will write you personal message on FB. Thank you.

Justin said...

I wanted to ask the frequent posters/etc.. of this blog if anybody's been having any issues with rotting/bronzing/etc... on their older CDs. I've recently run into some frustrating issues when trying to back up my older media. As an example, my copy of Paul Dunmall's 'Ghostly Thoughts' (on the hatology label) is damaged beyond repair as it appears there are hundreds of teensy pin holes in the middle of the disc, where the foil's receded and all one can see is the backside of the black label from the front side of the disc. The parts of the disc that aren't affected play fine, but the first track is completely ruined. If anyone's run into issues such as this, what solutions/strategies have helped, if any? Thanks in advance.

SOTISE said...

justin , asilver oil based marker worked for me, make sure you cover the hole entirely, fucked if i know why but that fixes the reflectivity issue and the disc plays as previously.

admittedly my disc bought circa 88 before i bought a cd player, only had a dozen or so holes a few of which were quite large, some holes had tiny specs of reflective surface scattered through them, which caused a nasty crunching sound , the sound of skipping kkrunches ... skipping sound of Crunches....is quite awful!

i did that 8 years ago and it still plays!

kinabalu said...

The sounds of crunchy skips - sounds like something on the outer edges of electronica ...

Nick said...

Or Lol Coxhill performing

Andy said...

Phew!!

Notice
Dear RapidShare Customers
Kindly we would like to inform you that by 15 April 2014 new prices for our services will be applied. Our new pricing plan as of this date is as follows:

STANDARD remains for free.
STANDARD PLUS will cost 49.99 € per month
PREMIUM will cost 99.99 € per month

The data traffic limitation policy of their own files will be discontinued.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via support@rapidshare.com

Thank you for your understanding.

onxidlib said...

That's heavy news - I most probably won't continue with RS with this new prices. Too expensive IMHO...

Scraps said...

"If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us"

Which we will ignore (at least, that's what they did when I was a paying customer six years ago).

kinabalu said...

As I have been saying before, they're doing their utmost to drive away customers, so this is just the latest chapter in the ongoing saga. A five-fold increase no less.

I can't make any sense of this sentence:

"The data traffic limitation policy of their own files will be discontinued."

Anyone care to interpret? I can think of easier ways to put the message across, whatever it may be.

martin said...

I was told that RS are attempting to (re)launch themselves into the Business world as a rival to the likes of Dropbox; which could be considerably more profitable and certainly less litigious than their current operations.

5 months ago I purchased 6 months of storage from RS for 22gbs of work files. Can anyone advise where to put them now? I notice that Mega seems to have gone out of fashion. Is there any reason for this?

Scraps said...

Some people can't use Mega, apparently. I think Mega is great; it's very fast, and so far every time it's been listed on Mega it's still there.

onxidlib said...

Probably fichier is the best hoster at the moment. And certainly has better prices for a paied account (5 euro a month).
And it seems that most people can use fichier.

martin said...

@Scraps and onxidlib, thanks to you both. Do I need to install some sort of software in order to upload to 1fichier?

onxidlib said...

Martin - I don't think so.
Normally you only need an account (incl. password of your choice).
Haven't yet registered at fichier but I doubt a software will be necessary.

onxidlib said...

Help needed:
I have now a premium account at 1fichier.
But I do not know how to upload my files!!
Anyone knows how to proceed??
Thanks in advance.

Nick said...

home page (click on logo), choose file(s), send button

martin said...

Thank you, Nick.

SOTISE said...

its always the same story with file hosts , they start out cheap and efficient, but then as more and more people start using them , and they expand their networks and servers, they inevitably jack up prices, and become clogged and more difficult to use, Fichier is already slower to download from, and uploads are cutting out more frequently, it took me 3 attempts at the recent Helen Merrill upload, there is no way of resuming broken uploads...

just tangentially is anyone who reads the blog using ftp protocols for uploading, apparently broken uploads can be resumed, i would appreciate some discussion on the topic, because recently for some reason my uploads are failing with alarming regularity .

Andy said...

Everything went a bit wayward before I was mugged into paying a years sub (very reasonable at €9.99) then all was good. Now every 1F link I click on says not found. Any idea what is occuring?

Andy said...

I have had this message from 1F:

Hello,

Your ISP force you to pass via a proxy.

Check on your box if there are not an option for that.

If not, you should use SSL links that should bypass the proxy.

Regards,
The Staff

...which I don't understand.

Nick said...

Try this

Go to My Account

Misc tab

Under http ports, click on ssl port 443

Andy said...

Thanks Nick. Unfortunately that doesn't work. A

Andy said...

It's working again. Hoorah!

Anonymous said...

For about a week I have been getting a message on several items that says, "File Owner's Traffic Exhausted." I was hoping it would clear up after midnight earlier today, being the first day of the month, but no luck. I am really hoping you can repost these in a lossless format like FLAC. Thank you so much.

http://inconstantsol.blogspot.no/2010/03/baden-baden-free-jazz-meeting-dec-1971.html

http://inconstantsol.blogspot.no/search/label/Jan%20Garbarek
(I have an mp3 of Sogn, but can't get the Bremerhaven)

http://inconstantsol.blogspot.com/2012/06/2-internationales-new-jazz-meeting-auf.html

http://inconstantsol.blogspot.no/2010/05/new-jazz-meeting-baden-baden-1976-mainz.html

http://inconstantsol.blogspot.no/2013/05/baden-baden-free-jazz-meeting-1967-and.html

on above, 2 files came through, but fjb67.rar did not.

http://inconstantsol.blogspot.no/2013/05/baden-baden-free-jazz-meeting-1969.html

on above, the 4th CD did not download. The first 3 CDs were fine. I saw other people struggled as well.

Thanks again for the best blog.





onxidlib said...

From this http://inconstantsol.blogspot.no/2010/05/new-jazz-meeting-baden-baden-1976-mainz.html you can find a more complete version here http://inconstantsol.blogspot.de/2014/04/baden-baden-new-jazz-meeting-1976.html.
"2. INTERNATIONALES NEW JAZZ MEETING AUF BURG ALTENA 1971" is in advancw with new links soon.

kinabalu said...

Anon,

the Jan Garbarek at Bremerhaven is still working. I managed to download it to this computer, so please try again.

The Baden-Baden 71 is also working, but as I am no longer a RS premium customer, there are restrictions on downloads. A file containing the entire set can be found here:

Mega

The missing file of Baden-Baden 67 is here:

Mega

Finally, cd4 of Baden-Baden 69 is here:

Mega

Hope this works. I'll be out of the country for three weeks or so, so I won't be able to attend more to this until I'm back.

Sad but Swingin'zo said...

Horace Silver-R.I.P.
Huge hit to the Earth's Pulse today!
Fantastic piano player, awesome composer and template-setting bandleader. The hippest of the hip.

Lucky said...

i try my hand on a new music sharing blog:

http://luckylocus.blogspot.com/

if you like it, do you mind linking me in your sidebar?

cheers,
lucky

Andy said...

Maybe worth investing in an improved 1Fichier account?

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boogieman said...

Dear All, just to let you know that I've put The Boogieman's blog on hold ("gone private"). Working abroad, I havent been able to update it since April. Onxidlib kindly updated a few links but I think it's better to close it until I'm in position to upload new files again.
Thanks for your support and understanding.

martin said...

I would just like to say a vast 'thank you' to everybody, and especially onxidlib, for all of the re-upping work that has been going on. It gives me, and the legions of Sol fans, an opportunity to hear things that I missed and also to change my mind about things I didn't appreciate first time round. THANK YOU.

Andy said...

Memorial Service for Kenny Wheeler: http://nblo.gs/10VuW3

Igor said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Andy said...

I'm sorry, I might have accidentally deleted Igor's comment with a careless thumb roll on my IPad. Igor please send again.

Igor said...

There is an initiative for which I'd like to get as many people as possible to be involved, because it is regarded as crucial in this decade, and perhaps in the following. All you need is here:
http://strikedebt.org/

Is there any chance that the administrator on IS consider to add a link in the "politics" list at the right column?

onxidlib said...

It's been added - thanks!

Keyzo said...

RIP Bobby Keys! I'm sure he is still wailin' somewhere... Thanks for all the fun you contributed to the Stones over many years, and condolences to the whole RS family.

A Nod is as goodzo said...

RIP, the great Ian McLagan,too.
Tremendous amount of fun added to our lives!

sclipzo said...

Wanna make sure all the avid readers of this section know there is a new [old] Alexander von Schlippenbach with Evan Parker and Paul Lovens on the TROST label.

Nick said...

Thanks Schlipzo - I got it on Bandcamp for 8 Euro.

Schlipzo said...

Well Nick, Give us your review, please! Mine haven't started arriving in the mail yet, but I can't sit still waiting... Pakistani Pomade was/is a ultra-top, all-time super favorite for me! I hope that someday the group's tapes when Pilz was in the hot seat instead of EP will get official release,too!
BTW, these robot puzzles, catcha thief, or whatever their called, seem to be getting easier for me to figure out-practice, practice,practice!

Nick said...

Schlipzo, it's a quiet, lyrical, pastoral trio performance, almost ambient. Perfect for quiet relaxation and self reflection. You won't be disappointed. Go wait for the postman.

onxidlib said...

....interesting point of view, Nick ;-)
BTW - two titles from the CD were previously released as part of the 3 LP box "For Example" from > FMP

onxidlib said...

also: we have a shorter recording of the trio with Pilz here on IS

schlimerzo said...

Onx, Thanks for the info! I DO like a bit of ambient now and then, especially Slayer and Merzbow. Silva's Luna Surface is probably the top ambient album of all-time, don't ya think?

kinabalu said...

I remember there was a style called illbient back in the 90s. Kinda liked it at the time. Dunno what happened to it. Fads, eh?

Nick said...

People got sick of it.

kinabalu said...

There was a label called Sombient as well. Didn't last long either. Maybe made people too somnolent.

http://www.discogs.com/Various-The-Throne-Of-Drones/release/173049

onxidlib said...

Joe Harriott & Amancio D'Silva's "Hum Dono" has been reissued recently through Vocalion here

Apollozo said...

Happy New Year! Please be safe, be happy and be nice to your old tape decks,radios and turntables...

Nick said...

Thanks and a Happy New Year to you too.

Igor said...

R.I.P. Charb, Cabu, Wolinski and Tignous.
Satire is the biggest threat to terror.

Tears for Terryzo said...

Clark Terry-RIP... A classic tp, and a classy guy. Lots of fun dates with guys like the great Paul Gonsalves left to us, not to mention his work with Duke and getting Miles back on track more than once! Diabetes really ravaged him hard, but he kept the respect that the whole jazz world had for him. "Mumbles" was his nickname...

Spockzo said...

Leonard Nimoy, yet another RIP; they seem to be stacking up lately. A Great actor and character, that goes w/o saying; but he was also a true gentleman in an age of goofballs and attention-seeking misfits. We never heard of him beating his wife, or cursing out cops while speeding,or bragging about how big he was- very classy. Kinda has that in common with Clark Terry, for that matter.
PS, Does anyone bother to use this column anymore? There is a huge number of issues we could have fun discussing here, but drollness seems to rule.
Live Long and Prosper, everybody in the SOLar system,OK?! A-OK!!

santos curser said...

The Xenakis percussion (fairly recent post)
http://inconstantsol.blogspot.com/2015/02/iannis-xenakis-pleiades-wolfgang-rihm.html

is some of the best xenakis I have ever heard, for those not familiar with him... or who have not yet been impressed this is a good one to check out... and those who already love him, dont miss it!

ESPZO said...

Bernard Stollman has passed! Thanks for getting Ayler out there to the public!

onxidlib said...

R.I.P. Bernhard Stollman - respect for his achievements.
Without him our perception of a very important part of our beloved music called Free Jazz would be totally different and much poorer.

Stefano said...

Hello there, thank you so much for all the incredible work you do.

I've started a mixcloud: free, improv, folk, field recordings and more...

https://www.mixcloud.com/stefano_miraglia/postcards-from-mount-analogue-1/

Ososadzo said...

RIP, Ornette!
I don't want to go dramatic, just going to mention a few favorite albums played a lot over the years at 'zo house: FRIENDS and NEIGHBORS/Love Call and NY is NOW-him and Dewey made a great pair! "Chappaqua Suite", where OC just burns as he cruises thru the four sides...and Ornette on Tenor, which the clown has an official cassette of; great in the car! [The tape player is one reason not to get rid of our 2001 Town and Country.] I DID like Prime Time Live at the caravan of Dreams album, but that was about it for me, but the flood of live tapes and boots kept my ears full of his music. Enjoy his stuff, everyone!

sadzo again said...

surprised no-one has mention the sad passing of YES's great bass player Chris Squire. 42,43years ago, everyone in our "high"school,ahem,loved Yes...Squire had a very uniquely springy tone - we always wished he got more recognition!

sotise said...

The French Saxophonist....Abdelhaï Bennani,Just recently died, on the 21st last Month , his music was a fairly recent discovery for me personally , i find the few discs i have extremely powerful , among them
http://www.improvising-beings.com/#ib13
and
http://www.ayler.com/there-starts-the-future-review-5.html
exquisite stuff

Saxzo said...

Hi Sotise, so glad to see another big fan of Bennani noting this sad occurence. He was really,really good and quite original within the free-jazz perimeters of today. Very fresh, tough but not in a screaming-way, and very in-tune with Silva,Sato the drummer and the other people he created with. If you haven't already- Check him out!!!

Anonymous said...

Apparently Inc Sol was hacked sometime in the last 24 hours. The banner was changed so that 'Inconstant Sol' was missing and was replaced with 'herzlosen
Transfers von meinem 20 -Gig -Laufwerk zu verkaufen!' which means 'heartless transfers from my 20 -Gig drive to sell!'. I reported this to one of the moderators and it was fixed. How did they get in to edit the banner? -Francis

Forever Youngzo said...

The clown would like to recommend to everyone in the Solar System the new Larry Young "Paris Tapes" double cd with Woody Shaw and Nathan Davis. Fantastic booklet, VERY informative, great ORTF recording and an invaluable look into the scene at that time-really an exceptional production.

onxidlib said...

I can only agree with the Clown - excellent music. Recommended!

Gatozo said...

RIP, Gato! You were a truly great and unique sax-player, and pioneer of the "world-music" paradigm which has degenerated into a truly sorry spectacle at it's worst. With Don Cherry his playing was magnificent-all those albums are essential to any self-respecting jazz-buff.
I saw GB at Howard University,DC in the early 70s with a fantastic little band consisting of Lonnie Liston Smith on grand piano,Stanley Clarke [who played awesome bass sitting on a stool]and Airto playing a regular trap-set!
Fantastic free jazz, And LLS made that piano roar like a LION and whisper like a mother singing a lullaby to her baby. There is a tape from right around then floating around somewhere,too!
I think he was a bigger influence, even Just as a horn-man, that given credit for these days---I lost interest in his later career though; any recommendations out there? A sad end to a weekend of watching the early "Gamera" movies, indeed!

Andy C. said...

A technical issue: Trying to download the latest Manfred Schoof post : Manfred Schoof Quintet - Domicile München 1969 and it is getting blocked by my browser as probably containing a virus. Of course, this may be my problem rather than yours but I thought I'd notify you in case anyone else reported the same issue. Thanks for your consistently stimulating site. Andy C.

onxidlib said...

Hi Andy C.

don't think the files contain a virus - but I shall check it tonight and report what my anti-virus software will - hopefully not - find....

onxidlib said...

Hi Andy C. - I've dl the files and checked with AVG virus-scanner but didn't found any threat.
Cheers

Cherry-zo said...

His name was Prince and he was funky! RIP,Prince!

aclev said...

RIP Marco Eneidi, 05/24/2016.

Rev. bIGhIG said...

onxidlib and Andy C.,
I've found that Explorer blocks some things, Firefox others. (And I've yet to screw around with my new Microsoft Edge.)Seems pretty random so I check out both. One or the other usually lets me download. (And my brother's Mac hardly blocks anything, yet he seldom has problems with viruses!)
I'm sure most of you folks are more technical than me, and probably know all this, anyway.

Anonymous said...

AGAIN!

Lucky said...

A little bit of self-promo - 10 years in the making:

http://oranglucky.blogspot.com/

It's an archive of 47 compilations I made over the years, there's much Lucky in it. Audio links will be valid 30 days from today (zippyshare), then they'll die like the flies, I guess. Check them out.

onxidlib said...

Herzlichen Dank :-)

Lucky said...

Gern geschehen, onxidlib. Fühlt sich an wie ein Lebenswerk, ich habe für nichts anderes 10 Jahre gebraucht! Meine Kinder sind noch nicht mal 10, fast, und die kommen immer mehr ohne mich aus. Die Compilations kommen noch nicht ohne mich aus, aber immerhin haben sie jetzt eine schöne Plattform, fühlt sich gut an. Genug des Schmarrn - in München ist die Hölle los, pass gut auf Dich auf!!

onxidlib said...

Bin eben nach Hause gekommen.
Ich hatte Glück denn wir waren noch in der Firma.
Alle Kunden die bleiben wollten konnten zu uns in die Kantine und es gab etwas zu essen und zu trinken.
Der komplette öffentliche Verkahr ist eingestellt seit ca. 20 Uhr.
Musste mir ein Taxi für 40,- Euro nehmen aber uns (und mir) ist nichts passiert.
Trotz der relativen Entfernung vom Tatort hatten einige Leute ziemliche Ängste auszustehen.
Genung - ich habe Hunger und denke an die welche heute Abend kein Glück hatten.

kinabalu said...

Onx: Good to see you made it safe and sound through Friday night. I heard it happened in a shopping mall and thought of you, but soon realised it was in another part of town. I heard it stated by police authorities that the guy might have been, inspired by own own mass murderer, given that it was exactly five years after what happened here. Spooky to think of, but of course, it remains a conjecture. One can never fully discover what goes on in the mind of the killer, though evidence so far does not point in the direction of an overt political motive. Whatever the motive, it does not help those who got in the way of the killer.

Miloš Latislav said...

Good to see a post here not to mention (Some)sol died. Again. Love. Supreme.

Anonymous said...

THE WRONG PERSPECTIVES IN HIS ROOM..!

Hello dear music lovers, the contributors and the followers of Inconstantsol. I'm Igor, the one of a few among the large army of admirers of this greatly respected place. I'll tell that i've discovered it back in 2009 and since then i have an attachment to it, futhermore with the help of the people who carry this blog on i've opened the greatness of the free music for myself. And i was always impressed with such an honesty, goodwill and respect, that go along with the high qaulity of the content one's can find here.
I guess sol guys were one of the pioneers of lossless-sharing in the blogspot-world. At least among the devotees of creative jazz they are for sure. In course of time the lossless format became more popular and as they were joined by enthusiasts from other blogs, a huge amount of hidden treasures has been revealed for the last decade in a good quality thanks to them. The main contributors of all the same inconstant sol, 9 grey chairs, mohaoffbeat, Jazz from Italy, prettybrian and other spots i became fond of, were always acted like responsible, well-meant and fair men to my mind, so when i took the files, they have personally prepared, i had no doubt, i got the real thing.
A couple of years ago i came across the blog named "Different perspectives in my room!", which is run by Vitko, and which i'm sure known and loved by many of jazz-heads. I was khocked out at first seeing how many marvelous and extremely rare LPs are presented in this beautiful place, so an admiration and gratitude became the permanent feelings in times of my back then visits. But once...once it was all ruined and gone, as i've discovered that this blog's content is full of lossy transcodes and CD-rips taken from other sources under the guise of LPs. I checked many of releases i took from that site by Adobe Audition, CUETools and other specialized software and the whole picture suddenly appeared in front of me was really shocking, this time it was a big bummer. That day Vitko was established to me as a cheater, who defames the notion of true friendly sharing. But as it's "take it or leave it" situation i thought myself: whether i have the right to blame him for his lies? With this idea i've just quit to come to his "art space", having decided that everyone who takes his gifts has to detect the existing nuances of downloadable content by themselves exclusively, but not to show with my alarming reports up, to spoil the party.
It took some time for me to realize that i've made the wrong decision letting this mockery be unmarked, so i came to Vitko's room one of these days. I downloaded some of recent stuff placed by him with his usual epic and in some cases even more than usual epic scale and i can say things did not go better. This visit has strengthened my belief that the linkman of "Different perspectives in my room!" is impudent, cynical, hypocritical person, which with all evidence can be called a liar, a cheater, a pretender, a scoundrel.
Few days ago i've sent him several messages, unsurpisingly not being published, attached to this post http://differentperspectivesinmyroom.blogspot.com/2016/08/masayuki-takayanagi-and-new-directions.html in which i told him about my findings on the whole, then call him on to rethink the way he acts and finally delete all the links, which are leading for tones of fake stuff he's been making for years. No wonder the fraud replied that he don't understand the reason one could blame him for and that he was unjustly insulted by me, no name anonymous, though i gave him my name with every message i wrote. He had gone too far in his falsehood.

onxidlib said...

@ Igor,

normally I would not let your comment pass. Your comments about Vitko are a heavy accusation, indeed.

But I would like to know which posts/recordings from Vitko's blog do you define as lossy ones.
All the ones I downloaded were checked by me the last two hours and I couldn't find any...!
Which posts/music do you refer to??
For example Masayuki Takayanagi's "Independence: Tread on Sure Ground" is not lossy at all. Just checked it 'traders little helper' and everything is sound.
So I do not realise why you're accusing Vitko of falsehood.
So please tell me which are lossless...??

Anonymous said...

onxidlib,

have no doubt you did the right thing passing my comment, but it's incomplete and must be followed by the second part i've sent after the first. I wrote Vitko through Takayanagi's post as it was most recent on that moment, the files from it aren't lossy, you're right. Be sure i hate to talk about this situation and Vitko in such relentless way, but i chose the words thoroughly and i'm responsible for them. There are a lot of lossy, i'm not going to check all the files he put, but i've checked enough to be steadfast in my accusation and if this message will not make the proper affect, i'll have to contribute to the closure of Vitko's blog.

And here's the second part of my long original message:

So as this man is not going to confess in his shoddy doings i feel myself obliged to inform as many people as i can about the wrong things happen in his blog and urge them to be more wary with regard to his boons.
I very hope that everybody after reading this message will use their ears and specialized software to check meticulously the files they got from Vitko.

To spur you to do this i add some examples of usual fakes made by this ambiguous figure:

TERUMASA HINO - Hogiuta (LP-1976) FLAC from April 18, 2014
http://i77.fastpic.ru/big/2016/0807/16/6fafd4bbf65b7d75eed1dec5c4d24616.png

ASSOCIATION P.C. - Erna Morena (LP-1973) FLAC from November 18, 2014
http://i80.fastpic.ru/big/2016/0807/df/bf47ef41383a86afbd1f0721722ec5df.png

GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET - At Beethoven Hall (LP-1965) FLAC from January 23, 2015
http://i77.fastpic.ru/big/2016/0807/a9/a6baa85323a2a84961a81d0db19c71a9.png

CLIFFORD THORNTON - Ketchaoua (LP-1969) FLAC from May 16, 2015
http://i79.fastpic.ru/big/2016/0807/24/cbabb557626c061d3979ced8c1e1c924.png

MILTON MARSH – Monism (Strata-East / LP-1975) FLAC from November 1, 2015
http://i79.fastpic.ru/big/2016/0807/8a/9a4e56395b390b445aca5ca8d878b18a.png

TONY OXLEY – 4 Compositions For Sextet (LP-1970) FLAC from February 26, 2016
http://i78.fastpic.ru/big/2016/0808/8a/76e4282ed461b74814b67f0f133a1d8a.png

MAX ROACH - 1978 - Nommo (LP) FLAC from May 10, 2016
http://i80.fastpic.ru/big/2016/0807/ea/c10599133fabb4d4ff9cb4451d9779ea.png

SAKATA ORCHESTRA – 4 O'Clock (LP-1981) from August 6, 2016
http://i77.fastpic.ru/big/2016/0807/cb/c1d125ed6d0add7bd16b316b6aeb39cb.png

- these are just to note a few of lossy transcodes to present the kind and time span of his worthy of contempt practice.

Add to this some CD-rips he took from, say famous Russian tracker, and put on his blog under the semblance of music from vinyl sharing, just changing the tags of files in his own manner, like e.g.:

Steve Reid - Rhythmatism 1975 [CD] from tracker = STEVE REID - Rhythmatism (LP-1976) by Vitko (from 2014)
http://i79.fastpic.ru/big/2016/0807/84/c881114f9771466839e9755770099284.png

Kosuke Mine Quintet - Mine 1970 [2013, CD] from tracker = KOSUKE MINE QUINTET – Mine (LP-1970 / re-1972) by Vitko (from 2015)
http://i79.fastpic.ru/big/2016/0807/97/bebb44d2d962e3f1991cca3ca8585097.png

and you get the whole idea of "Different perspectives in my room!" conception.

Ok, enough of words and pictures, now when you have the information to think of, you can make your own conclusions. Sometimes the graceless things hide behind the beautiful facade. Be warned and let no cheater to fool you.

Thank you for your attention. Regards.

Igor


P.S. As i count, that this informing message is objectively of particular importance for many people that follow Inconstant sol, i think it would be rational to put it on a main page as individual post to reach a wider audience, but in any form it has to be published without fail.

Nick said...

I think you should just have asked for a refund.

onxidlib said...

Thank you Nick for the reminder - just signed my complaint.

Anonymous said...

Nick, onxidlib,

Your irony in this case is inappropriate. On any place, where people are urged to have a responsible approach to sharing thing by administration, Vitko's transcoding from lossy to lossless practice would lead him to a ban. But here, on no tight control blogspot area, where the realationship between the persons who run their blogs and their audience is normally built on nothing but trust and mutual respect, the cheaters, like Vitko, have their hands free to fill the space with fakes, committing a moral crime. Vitko spits in the faces of those people who trust him, by going on a deliberate deception when telling them "after ripping sound track with vinyl, a long time working on the sound quality (for this I am particularly sensitive)" while picking mp3s made by someone else and filling them with emptyness like bubble blower or taking CD-rips made by someone else as well and presenting them like his own made LP-rips.
Guys, you are hard-workers here, you do a huge and indispensable job, fairly devoting your time and energy to a friendly sharing thing, but what Vitko does is a mockery. He recieves the words of gratitude being a charming illusionist.
This is a question of honor and dignity.
Regards.

Igor

Miloš Latislav said...

Lossy or lossless. I got this discussion with one of administrators on DiME. He cared about I described "my" recording of Irene Schweizer solo concert from Prag as "broadcast recording". He said if it is broadcast, it has to be mpeg. Sure, but "my" recording was from DAT tape, recorded directly by microphone (one piano player) for radio broadcast. As I was working in that radio, I got it direcly, but I did not want to say so. And he was caring about what if somebody from my radio will get it from DiME and will realise it is not mpeg, but lossless flac. Complete freak. I am fine with broadcasts, mgegs. 320. No point to convert broadcast mpeg to flac. BTW, thanks contributor for some OC concerts, especially I appreciate 3 bass quintet. But I really would like to be informed that it is Ornette, Denardo, Charnett etc., instead of getting OC a-98-05-03. Thank you all.

onxidlib said...

@ Igor - for me it is very simple.
If I do not want to have a lossy rip et.al.
I simply refrain from downloading.
If I would encounter something which is stated lossless but it is mp3 or similar I would probably delete the files (as I do quite often - I have so much music so I'm glad to wait for the "real-thing" mostly).
And I most probably wouldn't bother anymore with the source.
But I'm sure I would never be as disgusted as you seem to be. For me this would be a waste of time.
In general I prefer to give kudos to the things I enjoy instead of being annoyed from something I don't like. Hence my irony.
I believe any response should be somehow tantamount to the source of my nuisance.
Thanks for your attention.
All the best....

kinabalu said...

A lttle bit of commotion here, eh? In general I think that something is better than nothing, so I'm willing to go with whatever fromat is there for the taking. Back in the old days of blogging, mp3 was the standard and people, for instance on the Church Number 9 blog, were satisfied with that. But given the alternative, I'll go for higher quality, but it's not a sine qua non. With better bandwidth, expectations are higher than they were.

In this particular case, I would agree that it is a waste of bandwidth to flag something as something it is not and I don't see the point. I checked some of the items purporting to be vinyl rips, viz the two Faust albums on the front page. They sound remarkably pristine for items more than 40 years old. I have both and mine sound forty years old, but not bad considering the age.

Another matter is that these items are easily available on cd. That goes for the Garbarek items posted, too. I have all three, but have refrained from posting them since they can be easily obtained from the usual sources. One might argue that ripping the original lp makes a huge difference, but I don't think so. Smacks too much of vinyl fetishism for my tastes.

Old vinyl seems to be the big thing for collectors, but in my view, recording live concerts is just as interesting, if not more. For one, jazz is basically a live medium, and secondly, if there were nobody there to record the event, it is gone forever, except in the memories of those who attended.

But hey, man, I got some real rare Faust stuff. Come to my room and I'll show you ...

kinabalu said...

I also find it disingeneous to end posts with "if you find it, buy this album!" Well, if you have already found it, why go look for it? Of course, there may be those who crave the physical item and I can understand that. Ah, the ironies of blogging ...

onxidlib said...

I agree - if it is easily available on CD than why bothering to post.
Concerning lossy rips I tend to ignore them. But that's not a philosophy of mine.
And surely I do not want to proselyte anyone to the church of losslessness.
As mentioned before I have so much and I have access to so much more - you've seen it kinabalu.

Some of my most cherished recordings are unreleased live recordings. So thanks for blogging.

Miloš Latislav said...

I am with you, Igor and kinabalu.

Miloš Latislav said...

P.S.: Should I share the album which seems unavailable and label website just disappear from webspace?

onxidlib said...

Which album do you mean?

One Dumd Clonal clownzo said...

I truly have no idea what you are all griping about?! Who cares? If you don't like a site, don't visit it... what am I missing here? Is someone in trouble for a flac? You all are lucky, I can't even cut and paste yet, just ask...I gave up looking here[freeform] because no-one ever used it much, but now I'm reading about something that A]I don't understand, and B] WHO Cares? Love is all we need. Thanks Onx and Andy, Nick you're all great. Just, speaking for myself, Please dump the politics, PLEASE and stick to the music. Yikes!

kinabalu said...

Onx: I guess it's futile to try to convert you to the Church of Losslessnessless.

Slightly Dumblosszo said...

A Little Bird just flew into my ear and helped me understand the above squal a bit, and I'm sorry for jumping into something I'm so ignorant about! Now it seems like a question of bandwidth and download speed/hassle etc. and if "the source" is lame, to paraphrase Frank Zappa, you're just "Buffing a turd" by converting it into flac or whatever ya call it, and making someone who may unfortunately have a slower internet connection devote more hassle to a particular project. Am I getting warmer? Reminds me a bit, many years ago[how time flies!] of a guy who wrote into "Wire"magazine complaining about the Cecil FMP box not being available on vinyl. He was a Huge CT-Fan, and was upset...
Would someone explain Pokeymahn to me, I never mastered Packman back in that Mythical Day!

Nick said...

Hi Igor - I can see your side, but I steer clear of things I don't like, rather than keep engaging with them, unless for some reason I have to...

Anonymous said...

Guys,
to make it clear outright. This off the ground issue is not about one's personal dissatisfaction with the downloaded content, lossy vs lossless and vinyl vs CD or whatever, but is about Responsibility, Decency and Respect to people around, which one specific man doesn't have any of, since he presents the boons and smiles to his audience, while making nasty tricks on the sly; and about the people around, which are deserve to be informed in one's manipulations. So do people around need to and do they deserve to know that they've been brazinly fooled and they get not what is claimed by that man, in this whole situation, do they? Do you? I think all do without question. That's my main point and that's why i started it. And as for the proposed course of action - just to ignore things you don't like and not to interfere in the affairs of others, because it's not of your business, since you have more joyful things to do, i'll tell you so. When you're outside and your sight is catching some bad incident happens, it becomes your business and the choice is yours: to turn the blind eye and pass or to say "what the hell!" and try to stop it or whatever is helpful, if you really can help and have enough of energy to do this, right? So i'm the one who says "what the hell!" and steps in. This is my perspective.
If one has some stuff in mp3 and willing to share it with the others so why doesn't he do this as it is, without any tricks, ha? Like they did in mentioned above "Church Number 9", i recall this one too, as i grabbed some Bobo Shaw's mp3s and still have that stuff. I can tell you why, at least for one of mark reason that i'm aware of (based not on my directly personal experience). Because bigger stuff, when you're in it for the money and deal with some file hosting service, is more profitable and lossless format files have bigger "consumer appeal" in some cases. Nothing special here. So, whatever, this pushes some unscrupulous persons to turn for example same rare Bobo Shaw's 1978 album from mp3 to FLAM.
I'm not pointing on somebody specific being guided by such motives, as this time it definitely is not of my business.
(to be continued)

Igor

Anonymous said...

Nick, to the purpose, i've deleted the unnecessary files, but i had to download them again for evidence to back up my words, that's it, i wasn't planning the "denouncement", collecting compromising, if this was your hint...that's pity.

Miloš Latislav said...

Bozo The Clown, point is that: Having lossy things in losslessness disguise. Technically speaking. Kinabalů, applause :))

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