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Today Greg interviews Nathanael Larochette the guitarist/composer of the band Musk Ox as well as guitarist of the band The Night Watch. We discuss Nathanael's musical journey towards developing his technique and creating his style as well as discussing the origins of The Night Watch and his collaborations with Woods Of Ypres and Agalloch.

 

Songs Played:

 

  1. The Face Of Patience - Musk Ox - Der Wanderer uber dem Nebelmeer
  2. The Great Escape - The Night Watch - The Night Watch
  3. Part 3 - Arcanum - Musk Ox - Woodfall

 

This is a Ret Con Recordings production.

 

Color Of Air Feem Tune written and performed by Greg Massi

 

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Direct download: Episode26.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT
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Greg’s guest this week is guitarist/vocalist/songwriter/producer John Mitchell (Arena, It Bites, Frost*, Kino) to discuss his most recent project called Lonely Robot. He discusses how the project came together as well as talking about his roots as an engineer and his love of boats and Jaguars. 

 

Songs Played:

 

  1. Oubliette - Lonely Robot - Please Come Home
  2. Lonely Robot - Lonely Robot - Please Come Home

 

This is a Ret Con Recordings production.

 

Color Of Air Feem Tune written and performed by Greg Massi

 

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Direct download: Episode_25.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT
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On this week’s episode, Greg talks with Arjen Anthony Lucassen the mastermind behind Ayreon, Star One, and many others to discuss his latest project The Gentle Storm which is a collaboration with Anneke Van Giersbergen. Greg also talks to him about the initial years of trying to get Ayreon going, his work methods, and gear! Special thanks to Jon and Jeff at InsideOut America for their help arranging the interview and the permission to share some of the new music with The Color Of Air listeners!

 

Songs Played:

 

  1. Cape Of Storms (Gentle) - The Gentle Storm - The Diary
  2. Cape Of Storms (Storm) - The Gentle Storm - The Diary

 

This is a Ret Con Recordings production.

 

Color Of Air Feem Tune written and performed by Greg Massi

 

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Direct download: Episode24.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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On this week’s episode, Greg talks with Jeff Wagner author of the recently published Peter Steele biography Soul On Fire as well as Mean Deviation which goes through the history of progressive metal. They discuss his books, Peter Steele, Jeff’s definition of “progressive” versus “Prog” and all sorts of other great musical discussions. 

 

Songs Played:

 

  1. Journey Through Snow-Covered Pines - Greg 

 

This is a Ret Con Recordings production.

 

Color Of Air Feem Tune written and performed by Greg Massi

 

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Direct download: Episode23.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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Greg opens up a discussion examining received ideas and how they play a part in our development as music fans and listeners. Don't know what he means by "received ideas?" Take a listen to a long winded explanation and send in a response and share your thoughts!

 

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Direct download: Topic3.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21pm EDT
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This week, Greg talks with Josh Strawn, guitarist and singer of Vaura as well as being one of the main members of Azar Swan. They discuss his own musical journey, catch up on current musical projects he has in the works as well as his new life down in the Big Easy. Also Greg gives an update on his unsuccessful attempt at RPM 2015 as well as discussing the most recent Topic Of The Week.

 

Songs Played:

 

  1. Mare Of The Snake - Vaura - The Missing
  2. We Hunger - Azar Swan - And Blow Us A Kiss
  3. The Zahir - Vaura - Selenelion

 

This is a Ret Con Recordings production.

 

Color Of Air Feem Tune written and performed by Greg Massi

 

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Direct download: Episode_22.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm EDT
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Greg talks about some of his favorite and least favorite concept albums and why, and not the ones you would assume. 

So now the question to you is what are some of your favorite albums and why?

Send your response to colorofairpodcast@gmail.com

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Direct download: Topic2.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT
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Greg gets Colin Marston (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Behold...The Arctopus, and many more) on the phone to discuss how he began his career as an engineer and how he manages to find time to be so creative and prolific and still run a successful studio business. 

 

Songs Played:

 

  1. VII - Indricothere - II
  2. Luminous - Dysrhythmia - Barriers And Passages
  3. Horrorsentience - Behold...The Arctopus - Horrorscension

 

This is a Ret Con Recordings production.

 

Color Of Air Feem Tune written and performed by Greg Massi

 

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Direct download: Episode_21.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT
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Posing the question to you the listener on what the term avant-garde means to you or ithe use of sub-genres in general. Do you find them helpful or are they overused?

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Direct download: Topic1.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT
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Happy New Year! Greg has no guest this week so he decided to do another round of Q&A as well as talking about 3 big albums he discovered in 2014. No alcohol was involved in the answering of these questions.

 

Songs Played:

 

  1. In Waves - Protean Collective - The Red And The Grey
  2. Beyond The Horizon - Armory - Empyrean Realms
  3. Th Mortality Of Doves - Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io

 

This is a Ret Con Recordings production.

 

Color Of Air Feem Tune written and performed by Greg Massi

 

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www.retconrecordings.com

colorofairpodcast@gmail.com

facebook.com/colorofairpodcast

@TheColorOfAir

Direct download: Episode_20.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT
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