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    2016 - Best Releases so far

    Now that Knifeworld has finally arrived (already on fifth listen on day 2, can't put the mofo down) I can provide an update on what I'm loving so far in 2016,

    Outstanding
    Knifeworld - Bottled Out Of Eden
    Bent Knee - Say So
    Yugen - Death By Water
    Nik Bartsch Mobile - Continuum

    Very Good
    Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
    Panzerpappa - Pestrottedans
    Gogo Penguin - Man Made Object
    Deus Ex Machina - Devoto

    Good
    Naima - Bye
    Ergo - As Subtle As Tomorrow
    Finnegan Shanahan - The Two Halves
    Gutbucket - Dance
    King Crimson - Live In Toronto 2015
    Herd Of Instincts - Manifestation
    French TV - Ambassadors Of Good Health and Clean Living
    Factor Burzaco - 3.76
    Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke
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    Bowie - Black Star
    Three Trapped Tigers - Silent Earthling
    Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution

    All great to me. Not bad but I found the new Tortoise, Mogwai and Radiohead to be not as good as I had hoped. Still looking forward to the new Swans and new Kayo Dot.
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    Bent Knee- Say So
    Yugen- Death By Water
    Deus Ex Machina- Devoto
    Bowie- Black Star
    Panzerpappa- Pestrottedans
    Messenger- Threnodies
    Black Mountain- IV

    I just got the new Knifeworld, but it's still sitting in a stack of stuff waiting to be played.

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    Bent Knee, Knifeworld, and Bowie are tops for me.
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    Dream Theater- The Astonishing
    Redemption- The Art of Loss
    Katatonia- The Fall of Hearts
    Santana- Santana IV
    David Bowie- Blackstar
    Purson- Desire's Magic Theatre
    Messenger- Threnodies
    Steven Wilson- 4 1/2
    The Syn- Trustworks
    Hawkwind- The Machine Stops
    Tiles- Pretending 2 Run

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    My favorites that come to mind are 'Yugen' and 'Bent Knee', although I really feel I'm forgetting something important to me.

    There are too many I have yet to hear.

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    Outstanding:
    Yugen- death by water
    Knifeworld- Bottled out of Eden

    very Good:
    Panzerpappa- Pestrottedans
    Sparkle in Grey - ﺭﺍﺩﻳﻮ ﺇﺯﺩﺍﻍ
    David Bowie - Blackstar

    Good:
    Mamma Non Piangere - No. 3
    French TV - Ambassadors Of Good Health and Clean Living (with upward potential)
    Bent Knee- Say So

    Still need to get the new radiohead and Deux ex machina
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    So far...

    ...for the fans of post-rock:

    Long Turning by Ana Never (May 2016)

    http://ananever.bandcamp.com/album/long-turning

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    For the fans of vocally contemporary prog:


    August Is Cruelless by The Observatory (February 2016)

    http://theobservatory.bandcamp.com/a...-the-cruellest

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    For the fans of instrumental contemporary prog:


    Czarny Tramwaj (February 2016) by Nautofon

    http://nautofon.bandcamp.com/album/czarny-tramwaj




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    For the fans of avant-rock:

    Demo-2 (May 2016) by Gravitsapa



    https://gravitsapa.bandcamp.com/album/demo-2-2




    Schizophrenic computer noodling from the Ukraine programmed by people dressed up like Sun Ra. If these people started a Mini-Cab business, Aphex Twin would work in the dispatch office.

    Incidentally, if you accidentally put, “Gravitspa” into Google rather than “Gravitsapa,” the first result is a business called “Gravity Spa” in Ohio.

    If you’re ever in the area, I recommend booking a session in one of their flotation tanks and listening to this music for at least five hours. If you’ve ever seen the Ken Russell film “Altered States” and wanted to recreate it, this is your chance.
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    For the fans of progressive folk:

    Folk Magic (January 2016) by Wavelength

    http://wavelength666.bandcamp.com/album/folk-magic

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    For the fans of symphonic rock:

    Beyond the Panopticon (January 2016) by Sonus Umbra


    http://gotsonus.bandcamp.com/album/b...the-panopticon






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    For the fans of psychedelic rock:

    Spacelift (January 2016) by Big Sun

    http://bigsunmusic.bandcamp.com/album/spacelift





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    For the fans of space-rock:

    II (April, 2016) by Naxatras


    http://naxatras.bandcamp.com/album/ii


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    Bent Knee - Say So
    Panzerpappa - Pestrottedans
    Gogo Penguin - Man Made Object
    Deus Ex Machina - Devoto
    King Crimson - Live In Toronto 2015
    Panzerpappa- Pestrottedans
    Santana- Santana IV


    So far...
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from heroin-addicts to crazy ones

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    For the fans of retro-prog:

    The Battle (April, 2016) by Aperco

    https://aperco1.bandcamp.com/releases





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    For the fans of ambient rock:

    Celestial Bleakness by Statua

    https://statuaph.bandcamp.com/album/celestial-bleakness

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    For the fans of heavy progressive rock:

    Tales From The Bookcase (March 2016) by Red Bazar

    http://redbazar.bandcamp.com/album/t...m-the-bookcase





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    For the fans of chamber progressive:


    Lighthouse (April 2016) by iamthemorning

    https://iamthemorningband.bandcamp.com/





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    For the fans of post-progressive:

    Bank Myna s/t (April, 2016)


    http://bankmyna.bandcamp.com/album/bank-myna






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    For the fans of progressive metal:


    Stainless (April, 2016) by Fractalmind

    http://fractalmindx.bandcamp.com/album/stainless









    Dream Theater The Astonishing



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    For the fans of experimental metal:

    Kadath (March 2016) by Vaults of Zin

    http://vaultsofzin.bandcamp.com/album/kadath






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    for the fans of instrumental post-metal with spacey keys:

    66d by Organic Toy

    http://organictoy.bandcamp.com/album/66d

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    For the fans of space ambient (Berlin School) :


    Open Worlds (May 2016) by Zanov

    http://zanov.bandcamp.com/album/open-worlds

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    for the fans of progressive folk-rock:

    Years In The Garden Of Years (24​/​96 hi​-​res version)
    by Edensong

    http://lasersedge.bandcamp.com/album...hi-res-version

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    I'd say Red Bazar is neo-prog, not heavy prog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I'd say Red Bazar is neo-prog, not heavy prog.
    Neo-prog was a synonyme for British symphonic rock revival which was occurred in the 80s. Today, "neo-prog" is just one of artificial "genres" at progarchives, along with "crossover prog", "eclectic prog" etc.

    Red Bazar are playing contemporary progressive rock which is slightly heavier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post
    My favorites that come to mind are 'Yugen' and 'Bent Knee', although I really feel I'm forgetting something important to me.

    There are too many I have yet to hear.
    I'm adding 'Big Big Train' to my list. Very beautiful, deeply poignant, probably my favorite of their work. The chorus of 'Along The Ridgeway' is deep and very personal. Just haunts me.

    As to 'Bent Knee', the song 'Nakami' just floors me. Definitely has a wow factor that is very rare.

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    Cloud Cult - The Seeker is the best record I've heard thus far.

    here's a list from a few weeks ago I made
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    I predict that Moulettes Preternatural will be one of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    I predict that Moulettes Preternatural will be one of them
    Oh Yeah!
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    Turning out to be a great year, many deaths...but many arrivals.

    MOULETTES / PRETERNATURAL
    BENT KNEE / SAY SO
    MAMMA NON PIANGERE / N.3
    YUGAN / DEATH BY WATER
    THE WITNESS / PAUL BREMNER
    MOTHERTONGUE / UNSONGS
    FRENCH TV / AMBASSADORS OF GOOD HEALTH AND CLEAN LIVING
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    Hey Svet , what's with the giant posts?
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    Bumping this after 3 months. So far a "decent" year, though I have heard too many albums in 2016 that I'm dying to replay over and over. Let's see what the Fall will bring...

    Prog, etc.
    1. Motorpsycho - Here Be Monsters
    2. Le Orme - Felona e/and Sorona 2016
    3. Airbag - Disconnected
    4. Causa Sui - Return to Sky
    5. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
    6. Deus Ex Machina - Devoto
    7. Knifeworld - Bottled Out of Eden
    8. Monarch - Two Isles
    9. Steven Wilson - 4 1/2
    10. Amoeba Split - Second Split


    Jazz, etc.
    1. Dan Weiss - Sixteen: Drummers Suite
    2. Nik Bärtsch / Mobile - Continuum
    3. John Zorn - Painted Bird
    4. Fire! Orchestra - Ritual
    5. Starlite Motel - Awosting Falls
    6. Henry Threadgill - Old Locks and Irregular Verbs
    7. Hiromi - Spark
    8. Fire! - She Sleeps, She Sleeps
    9. Michael Formanek / Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance
    10. Eric Revis - Crowded Solitudes
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    I'll add recent purchases, no particular order

    Luz De Riada - Cuentos & Fabulas - 3
    Ill Wicker - Untamed
    Moulettes - Preternatural
    Three Trapped Tigers - Silent Earthling
    Admirals Hard - Upon A Painted Ocean
    Elephant Tok - Tok 1
    Mammal Hands - Floa
    ukandanz - Awo
    Julia Kent - Asperities
    Rob Reed - Sanctuary II
    Landing - Third Sight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    So far a "decent" year, though I have heard too many albums in 2016 that I'm dying to replay over and over.
    I have that problem too. I hate it when that happens.
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    I have a whole stack that I feel need multiple serious listens that I doubt they are going to get, such is life.
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    SO many great ones this year. 2016 has been one of the best years for new music in awhile.
    Check out Colouratura's sophomore release Unfamiliar Skies - out this spring on Melodic Revolution Records!

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    Started writing down my faves for 2016......more collating to go before i'm ready to list 'em.Must also include my downloads,of which there were quite a few this year.

    A good year in music purchases for me.Must remember to only list 2016 releases.
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    Prog wise, Headspace, Big Big Train and Multi Story have been my favourites so far. All excellent. However, the new album I've listened to the most has been Rick Springfield's Rocket Science which is a real blast.

    Expecting big things from Kansas & Marillion!

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