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Rob Tauriello
aka Garden of Angels, Scisco Kid
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Geographical location:
New York (Queens), New York, USA
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December 12, 1969
Enjoy these Styles and musical qualities:
Ambient, Canterbury, Difficult, Electronic, Folk, Kosmiche or Kraut Rock, Improvisational, Jazz, Keltia, Modern Classical, RIO, Symphonic, Traditional, Flamenco, Zeuhl
Other styles/genres/qualities of music that I like not listed above:
Classical music.
Favorite or well-respected bands/artists
An ever-changing, ever-expanding list, and by no means exhaustive. Some recent and perennial favorites: Yes, Camel, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Larry Coryell, Secret Oyster, Soft Machine, Pekka Pohjola, Ange, Clearlight, Magma, Catherine Ribeiro & Alpes, The Enid, early Genesis, Gentle Giant, Gong, Terje Rypdal, Änglagård, Embryo, Tangerine Dream, Grobschnitt, SFF, Klaus Schulze, After Crying, Banco, PFM, Area, Deus ex Machina, Kenso, Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Iona, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd, Renaissance, Van der Graaf Generator, RTF, Coltrane, Steve Coleman, Miles Davis, The Dregs, Steve Roach, Joaquin Lievano, Jeff Beck, Phil Keaggy, Funkadelic...
Dislike these Styles and musical qualities:
Beat, Noise/Industrial/Urban, Mainstream/Accessible/Pop, Space, New Age
Musical styles or qualities that I do not like:
Predictability which manifests itself in grade-school lyrics that you can assume you've heard before and need not hear again; music that meanders without direction or purpose. Insincerity: music that fails to convince the listener that it has anything relevant to contribute to the arts in general and music in particular. What I do appreciate is music that is at once accessible and abstruse. I appreciate it when my personal boundaries are challenged by music that transcends the norm of any given genre and incorporates unconventional instrumentation/arrangements and fuses disparate influences into a cohesive whole. I tend to discern music that is first meaningful to the performers, which generally translates into a convincing corpus of music worthy of our attention.
I work for the Department of Transportation. My unpaid vocation is in the area of Mediæval and Reformation studies and occasional editor/translator for the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference.
Other musical activities:
I have a love/hate relationship with a guitar.
Hobbies / obsessions:
I'm an avid antiquarian book collector and reader. I enjoy reading theology, church history, philosophy of religion as well as fiction, fantasy and anything related to history, art and linguistics. I like music.
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