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I like this guy. There's something about him that stands out, he's a bit like AFX in that he has this weird, rural British mysticism to him and likes to use pictures of the countryside, druid shit and animals, plus his tunes are good; some oddball mixture of dub, grime, techno and weird celtic music.
 
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i love john gast and BUS
if i'm not mistaken he played lots w hype williams/on their records 2009-2012 mostly uncredited except for black is beautiful, no?
 

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ha, I pre-ordered that CD this morning!

I like his stuff, can't really place it. the gossiwor single "domestic saga #2" is great too, very cinematic.
 

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ha, I pre-ordered that CD this morning!

I like his stuff, can't really place it. the gossiwor single "domestic saga #2" is great too, very cinematic.
I'm gonna wait to hear the full thing, but love this one.

 
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I buy so few physical albums/cds nowadays that I figure I'll just take the chance on pre-orders from artists who I like.
 

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Yeah, I've got the three Roots & Destruction mixes he did for them and one or two other things.
 
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Is there a connection between Lord Tusk and Gast? Only thing I know about Tusk is the "Day Tripper" cd, what else is good?
 

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i should love it, but for some reason it's not quite the thing for me.
weirdly, this is sort of part of the attraction. I feel I haven't quite cracked Gast, haven't yet figured out exactly where he's coming from. As a music fan for so many years, that inability to pin him down prompts me to investigate further, to listen more in order to solve the mystery. It's rare to find an artist who you can't place, it both drive me nuts and intrigues in a good way.
 

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Is there a connection between Lord Tusk and Gast? Only thing I know about Tusk is the "Day Tripper" cd, what else is good?
i don't think they make music together or anything, but both are what i would call acolytes of dean blunt, and are in his circle, i guess.

the best lord tusk thing i've heard is this mix he did for BCR https://www.mixcloud.com/Shlomp/shlomp-bcr-28-lord-tusk-live/ bit of a slow starter but i just love it when he gets on the mic.

he's deffo patchy but some of his stuff is really good. saw him live once and it was also really good.
 

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weirdly, this is sort of part of the attraction. I feel I haven't quite cracked Gast, haven't yet figured out exactly where he's coming from. As a music fan for so many years, that inability to pin him down prompts me to investigate further, to listen more in order to solve the mystery. It's rare to find an artist who you can't place, it both drive me nuts and intrigues in a good way.
yeah i do get that - i ended up listening to a couple of his mixes today, after posting those links, and he's just putting such a range of stuff out, one of em has maha shalal hash baz! aint heard them for ages.
 

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i don't think they make music together or anything, but both are what i would call acolytes of dean blunt, and are in his circle, i guess.

the best lord tusk thing i've heard is this mix he did for BCR https://www.mixcloud.com/Shlomp/shlomp-bcr-28-lord-tusk-live/ bit of a slow starter but i just love it when he gets on the mic.

he's deffo patchy but some of his stuff is really good. saw him live once and it was also really good.
"Day Tripper" sounds a bit more slick than Blunt or Gast, slightly odd but not as murky or weird as those two. Only listened to it a couple of times, have to give it more time.
 

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You can stream that Gast album on Bandcamp now. Would have been better as an EP, I reckon. Too much filler.
 

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Got it on again and enjoying it a bit more now. There are a few tunes that stand alone, but it works better if you let the whole thing roll out.
 

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i've always preferred lord tusk, but still listen to most of what john t gast puts out. i should love it, but for some reason it's not quite the thing for me.
Tusk just produced the new Mos Def album with Funkineven, didn't realise he had that high a profile.
 
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