Nova Collective performs “Dancing Machines” from their debut album “The Further Side.”
Nova Collective began in 2014 when bassist Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me, Trioscapes) and guitarist Richard Henshall (Haken) began exchanging emails about music; before long, a few demos were fleshed out into full arrangements. Drummer Matt Lynch (Trioscapes, Cynic) and keyboardist Pete Jones (ex-Haken) came on board shortly after to finish writing the album. The Further Side was written on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, with Briggs and Lynch in America and Henshall and Jones in England, sharing session files until the group could get together at the beginning of 2015 to record with engineer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist). Mixed by Rich Mouser (Neal Morse, Transatlantic), it is immediately
clear that The Further Side is a labor of love for all involved, and that enthusiasm shines throughout.
The Music Biz Weekly Podcast episode 272, this week Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert are joined by Bruce Houghton from Hypebot. Bruce discusses the state of the music business in 2017. Bruce also announces the new Hypebot Music Biz Weekly Podcast relationship.
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Here are the new, re-issued and used records I have picked up in the last couple months.
Steve Vai – Passion & Warfare
Testament – Brotherhood of the Snake
Airbourne – Breakin’ Outta Hell
Judas Priest – Turbo
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Anthrax – For All Kings
Five Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six
Volbeat – Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie
Greenday – Revolution Radio
Whitechapel – Mark of the Blade
Mastodon – Blood Mountain
AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Troy Nelson from KEXP joins me to talk about one of the craziest and unique vinyl records ever made: Jack White’s Lazaretto Ultra LP. There are over 10 unique things about it:
-180 gram vinyl
-2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels
-1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM, one plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record
-Side A plays from the inside out
-Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for “Just One Drink” depending on where needle is dropped. The grooves meet for the body of the song.
-Matte finish on Side B, giving the appearance of an un-played 78 RPM record
-Both sides end with locked grooves
-Vinyl pressed in seldom-used flat-edged format
-Dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram the first of its kind on a vinyl record
-Different running order from the CD/digital version
-LP utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD and digital version
I am excited to announce a new music recommendation podcast! Do you like new and old rock or metal? 70s, 80s, 90s or newer? The classics and beyond? Maybe electronic music? Indie? Funk? Progressive rock? If it’s GOOD MUSIC, then I’LL PLAY IT! I’ll explore all of those genres of music and much more plus you’ll get insight into my band’s original music and hopefully I’ll even have on some special guests too! To listen, go to :