Post-WXAXRXP Societas X Tape Tracklist & Discussion

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^ Thank you, I truly appreciate it. I was aware that having a length that was a particular fraction of the wavelength one is trying to pick up greatly increased the ability to pick up said signals. I think the fraction to strength of signal is actually the same formula used for what harmonics ring on what fraction of a stringed instrument and to what extent when you pluck it. I might be wrong, though.

I wasn't aware of what that receiver was for and why it had various lengths of antenna wire, though. That is really fascinating so thank you again for the detailed response.

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That fretless bass track reminds me so much of something from this Canterbury scene album (Before A Word Is Said) put together in the early 80s. Just the same kind of melancholy and especially that fretless bass sound. It's not. I would know otherwise having listened to a crap ton of Canterbury scene music when I was younger.

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Ever since the boc mix introduced me to christian chevallier i've been trying to locate a lot of his music. This album arrived the other day. These tracks are all covers, but unique in his beautiful style.

https://youtu.be/_NhBYPb2n5U

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That fretless bass track reminds me so much of something from this Canterbury scene album (Before A Word Is Said) put together in the early 80s. Just the same kind of melancholy and especially that fretless bass sound. It's not. I would know otherwise having listened to a crap ton of Canterbury scene music when I was younger.


What a wonderful track! The similarities in the bass tone as you mentioned is near enough identical.

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That fretless bass track reminds me so much of something from this Canterbury scene album (Before A Word Is Said) put together in the early 80s. Just the same kind of melancholy and especially that fretless bass sound. It's not. I would know otherwise having listened to a crap ton of Canterbury scene music when I was younger.


What a wonderful track! The similarities in the bass tone as you mentioned is near enough identical.



Thanks! I'm glad someone enjoyed it :D It was the first thing I thought of when I heard that fretless bass track. It's that same kind of melancholy prog jazz rock that they mined a lot of their instrumental music from on Societas.

Makes me wonder if we're getting some melancholy jazz rock ourselves in the near future.

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Is it weird that I already feel incredibly nostalgic about the time Societas happened? It happened at a pretty important time for me, I graduated from the school I've been attending for the last 5+ years, saying farewells here and there. Societas was my soundtrack to the last few days there. I remember being so eager to tell my former music teacher about it the day after it broadcasted, since he knew how much of a BoC fanatic I am.

My listening experience can be summarized with me, sitting in the dark at around midnight when it began broadcasting and listening to the music while simultaneously browsing Twoism. It was so incredible to see everyone's reactions coming in at such a fast pace. I won't forget the collective freakout everyone experienced at the Aquarius samples.

My personal highlight of the tape was the Dreamers Cloth track. I remember nearly tearing up when it started to get to me. It was this feeling of being overwhelmed with so much optimism that it may in fact be something old BoC (which turned out not to be the case) and it being one of the warmest, most accepting tracks I've heard.

The Bruce Haack track at the end gets me really emotional on subsequent listens as well. All is love, love is all.

Societas X has really been growing on me recently and I've been more accepting of it. In a weird way, I'm kind of glad that it wasn't a new album or something along the lines. We've been exposed to so much music we didn't even know existed and we have the brothers to thank for that. It was a magical adventure to experience with you all.

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