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Re: Looper's Essential Listening revisited: the 1980's

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From: "Kim Flint" <kflint@loopers-delight.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Monday, 13 February, 2006 08:16 AM
Subject: Looper's Essential Listening revisited: the 1980's

> Hi Loopers,
> Every now and then we discuss ideas for the Looper's Delight Essential 
> Listening section. It's that time again!
> The last time we discussed this was in 2003, and a lot of great 
> recommendations came out of that discussion. At that time we tried to 
> focus on the 1990's. I've finally incorporated those listening 
> recommendations into the latest incarnation of the Essential Listening 
> Loopography:
> http://www.loopers-delight.com/loopography/Records.html
> If you haven't been there recently, check it out. I've added a bunch of 
> new entries based on submissions from many of you.
> This time around, I'd like to focus on the 1980's. What were the 
> recordings from the 1980's that every looper ought to listen to? Please 
> propose your ideas and let's discuss it! Please include a paragraph or 
> about why you think that recording is essential for looping.
> So, what makes something an essential recording for looping? There are 
> hard and fast guidelines.
> They might be recordings where new ideas or techniques in looping were 
> first introduced, or where looping was first heard in a type of music 
> where it hadn't been used before, or with an instrument where it hadn't 
> been used before, or recordings/artists that influenced a lot of people 
> become interested in looping or expand their abilities as loopers, or 
> simply a perfect example of looping from a legendary looping artist.
> Another thing we learned in 2003 is that proposing yourself as essential 
> probably won't go over very well. :-)
> Also, there were several good recommendations made last time where 
> supplied a good review paragraph to go with it. I still need somebody to 
> write a good review about why these albums are essential for looping:
> Robert Fripp - Let the Power Fall (1981)

I'll do my best!  Didn't anyone submit "Under Heavy Manners/God Save the 

> Please help me out with that if you are familiar with these albums!
> You may be interested in reading some of the 2003 discussion on this if 
> you weren't around for it, it is quite amusing:
> Ok, discuss!
> kim
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> Kim Flint                     | Looper's Delight
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