thinglets: One Man, Two Generations of Electronic Music

Klaus Schulze, who WAY BACK was with Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, has been a solo performer for decades. The following two clips show you what kind of differences and similarities over 30 years of evolution makes. You'll probably find the clips similar on a surface listen, but listen to tonal quality and the style of layering employed.

I would expect you to listen to 30 minutes' worth of the two clips, but by jumping around you should be able to see and hear some real differences in technology and real similarities in style even with the new tools.

thinglets: Peter Gabriel - Washing of the Water

I just remembered how great this song is. Gabriel certainly wrote songs that spanned the gamut of styles from Sledgehammer to Biko to Moribund the Burgermeister. While I always loved his work with Genesis, and I enjoyed his solo work, I never obsessed over buying the "new" disc while growing up.

I got "turned on" to this song from, of all places, the film Angus, which included a sentimental scene that this song rose above. Gabriel has the perfect voice for this and I hope you like it too. Don't expect any hard rocking here... very mellow.

thinglets: Ween Plays Zep (All Of My Love)

Ween's diversity is amazing, and if you haven't heard any of their original stuff, I'd definitely recommend the "Chocolate and Cheese" and "Pure Guava" CDs. As this happens to be an absolutely wicked cover that sounds nothing like most of the rest of their stuff, I thought some people would find this an interesting bridge between a band you're probably very familiar with and one - not so much.