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Answer to Job: Researches into the Relation Between Psychology and Religion (Ark Paperbacks)
Answer to Job: Researches into the Relation Between Psychology and Religion (Ark Paperbacks)
by C. G. Jung
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 13 Nov 2013
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Jung nails it here (yes I know not a technical term) with this insight into the human condition and historical psyche. If Jungian psychology is your thing (yes I know not a technical term), and you have a rounded understanding of it, then this is a must read as it encapsulates all his main ideas into a clear and focused narrative. Starting from a historical setting with Job he moves his thoughts to the present day and towards what may be to come from the writings of spiritual scribes (mainly from the Bible). He deals with how mankind has tackled these issues presented to the human condition and psyche to the disturbing forces of the unconscious in the past and present, and what it may have to deal with in the future.


Spin Marvel
Spin Marvel
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4.0 out of 5 stars Been Meaning To Buy This For Some time...., 13 Nov 2013
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I have arrived a little late on this one but when I heard them give a short set on the radio some years ago I was hooked, but a busy life.......and so on. This is using the hi-tech recording gear to its max and with style and power, and with the know how of contemporary eclectic-style jazz. You'll know if this is your area of taste and it is some of the most impressive 'constructions' around.


The Letter
The Letter
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2.0 out of 5 stars I Had To Check That The CD Was Fred Frith, 13 Nov 2013
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This isn't the Fred Frith I know. Actual songs, you know with tunes and chords and the like, with vocals (well so they claimed), and with very little of his trade mark guitar playing. The whole thing sounded like a group of sixth formers playing around with some recording gear. These songs made pop songs sound good and well structured and the vocals (?), well, you know the sound a 12 year old girl makes trying to be some big pop star queen......yeah, juke!!! And the words were like the ones that 12 year old would write, weedy and crap.

There were your electronic sounds and arty stuff but they seemed more like after thoughts to try to pep it up and not all tracks were songs, but Fred, what were you thinking? "It's Frith, Fred, but not as we know it."


Subtone
Subtone
Price: £9.99

2.0 out of 5 stars More like substandard, 13 Nov 2013
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The track I heard of them on the radio seemed interesting and 'out there' but all it is is a contemporary take of your standard jazz 'feel' which has been to death over the years. Kind of a bad and weak version of The Bad Plus.


The Cherry Thing
The Cherry Thing
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Price: £7.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Cherry Pie., 22 Dec 2012
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This is a gutsy, coarse and loud (for the most part) post jazz-rock set full of fire and passion, with the edginess of a spirit cutting close to the human psyche's darker side. They were featured in a gig on Jazz on 3 (bbc radio 3) and the elements of the ragged amp sound just added more grit to their pungent overtones. If you are looking for more than the usual jazz genre this is well worth a try.


Tomorrow Sunny/The Revelry, Spp - Henry Threadgill
Tomorrow Sunny/The Revelry, Spp - Henry Threadgill
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5.0 out of 5 stars Threadgill's Zooid, 4 Dec 2012
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I've reviewed Zooids volume 1 and 2 on the vol. 1 page. Pretty much the same arena as these but with a definite slight move away, on some tracks, from the Vol 1&2 material. Some excellent sound layering, which is one of Threadgills traits, where a depth of field in the harmonies is created by the various instrument's timbres, and no doubt some skilled recording techniques. No let up in the quality in Threadgill's version of comtemporary jazz/post jazz in today's jazz world, and some very telling and characteristic flute playing from Threadgill, as well.


Didymoi Dreams
Didymoi Dreams
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5.0 out of 5 stars Endresen and Westerhus : Didymoi Dreams, 4 Dec 2012
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If you are into tasteful creative arty music then this should be worth a listen. A concoction of vocalised sounds and highly processed guitar blend into a gorgeous soundscape which for the most part stays on the more sparse side of things with the occasional all out blasting. This is really sweet in the sense that, if this is your kind of material, it gets right into your musical bones and marrow.


This Brings Us To, Vol. 1
This Brings Us To, Vol. 1
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5.0 out of 5 stars Threadgill - Zooid Vol 1 & 2, 5 Sep 2012
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If you like adventurous jazz then this is a must. Threadgill's Zooid creates sound scapes by non-standard harmonic structures (i.e. not chords and a bass line etc). Each player has a small window in which to ply their, often given to them by Threadgill in some form, sound offerings. He uses two sources for the bass; trombone or tuba and bass guitar. These 'offerings' are not continues but come in and out of the sound mix creating a sparkling array of movement and fluidity which ebbs and flows like a river. Don't expect any pretty little tunes. The solos, if you can call some of them this, tend to float and bob on this sound scape, and some of which reaching intense levels. This will require some intense listening at first, if you are not use to this format, but once you have acustomed yourself to it you will find yourself swimming along with it in a sea of delight.


Ap0phenia
Ap0phenia
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a con !!!, 5 Sep 2012
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This album is a con for three reasons: Content; length; price. It is only 28 minutes long and costs a tad more than usual CDs but the worst point is the sloppy playing and construction. BBC radio 3's Jazz on 3 broadcasted a gig by this group (2012) which had all the quality and inspiration of these veteran jazzers and was a delight to listen to. The CD was recorded in 2009 and put out in 2011. What comes across is two guys playing around with a concept they hadn't yet finely honed into a worthy sound and were still fumbling about to put it into shape. Instead of recording a CD when they had mastered the feel they had been looking for they have left us with this abortion.


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