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    Rough order:

    Fire! - The Hands
    Elephant9 - Greatest Show On Earth
    Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Awase
    Sonar with David Torn - Vortex
    PinioL - Bran Coucou
    Merzbow, Balázs Pándi, Mats Gustafsson, Thurston Moore - Cuts Up Cuts Out
    Nicklas Sřrensen - Solo 2
    Julian Lage - Modern Lore
    GoGo Penguin - A Humdrum Star
    Sleep - The Sciences
    Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog - YRU Still Here?
    The Nels Cline 4 - Currents, Constellations
    WorldService Project - Serve
    Dungen & Woods - Myths 003

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    My top 5 (so far):

    Kayak - Seventeen
    Moonshine Blast - Reality Fear
    Matthew Browning - Love & Grief
    Arena - Double Vision
    Dukes Of The Orient - s/t

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guess Who View Post
    My top 5 (so far):

    Kayak - Seventeen
    Moonshine Blast - Reality Fear
    Matthew Browning - Love & Grief
    Arena - Double Vision
    Dukes Of The Orient - s/t
    A friend told me that Arena's Double Vision could be the best thing they've ever done....What do you think? Is Double Vision in that conversation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    A friend told me that Arena's Double Vision could be the best thing they've ever done....What do you think? Is Double Vision in that conversation?
    Their strongest album for many years. Although, it doesn't reach the splendour and monumentality of "The Visitor".

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    Looking at the lists so far, I can see I've got some catching up to do.

    Two albums so far that are bound to be near the top:
    Sonar with David Torn - Vortex (one of the few albums recently where I felt like just pressing play again every time it had finished)
    Mary Halvorson - Code Girl (always liked Halvorson's stuff, but this has singing in a style not a million miles away from a band like Thinking Plague)

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    11/1/17-4/30/18
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    1. The Family Crest - The War: Act I
    2. Kindo - Happy However After
    3. Grimus - Unmanageable Species
    4. Typhoon - Offerings
    5. The Gloomcatcher - Blade in the Belfry [EP]
    6. Long Distance Calling - Boundless
    7. Galactic Cowboys - Long Way Back to the Moon
    8. Kimbra - Primal Heart
    9. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs
    10. In Vain - Currents
    11. The Dear Hunter - All Is as All Should Be [EP]
    12. Esperanza Spalding - Exposure
    13. Kai Danzberg - Pop-Up Radio
    14. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pacifisticuffs
    15. The Faceless - In Becoming a Ghost
    16. U2 - Songs of Experience
    17. Tax the Heat - Change Your Position
    18. Between the Buried and Me - Automata I [EP]
    19, StellaRoma - Revel and Ritual
    20. Inferi - Revenant
    21. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
    22. Field Music - Open Here
    23. Josh Rouse - Love in the Modern Age
    24. God is an Astronaut - Epitaph
    25. Umbrellaman - Volcano Beach [EP]
    26. Harakiri - Alchemy Choir
    27. Umphrey's McGee - It's Not Us
    28. Nicholas Krgovich - In an Open Field

    Haven't Listened

    The Dang Ol' Tri'ole - Dang!
    Gleb Kolyadin - Gleb Kolyadin
    Jeremy Messersmith - Late Stage Capitalism
    The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl
    Yossi Sassi and the Oriental Rock Orchestra - Illusion of Choice

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    The Decembrists - I'll Be Your Girl is the best thing they've done in quite a while. For me, it is up there with Picaresque and The Crane Wife.
    The complete takeover of the music business by glorified car salesmen is what ruined Genesis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnprogger View Post
    14. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pacifisticuffs
    December '17 release
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    Isildurs Bane : Off The Radar ****
    I'm wondering if any of these dozen or so 2018 albums listed in this thread are in this wheelhouse... instrumental with excellent musicianship?
    cause I luv me sum Off The Radar
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    December '17 release
    Quote Originally Posted by mnprogger View Post
    yep.

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    Been a very slow start to 2018 but I expect Arena, Spock's Beard, The Sea Within, and Amorphis to change that.

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    Kavis Torabi - Solar Divination EP
    Awooga - Conduit
    Moetar - Final Four

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    I'm wondering if any of these dozen or so 2018 albums listed in this thread are in this wheelhouse... instrumental with excellent musicianship?
    cause I luv me sum Off The Radar
    It's quite a different vibe, but you might check out the Calibro 35 album, which draws on cosmigroove and cinematic funk a la Janko Nilovic. As with the IB you get airtight musicianship with an expanded instrumental palette including horn section, strings and tuned percussion. If that sounds like something you'd dig, you probably will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mascodagama View Post
    It's quite a different vibe, but you might check out the Calibro 35 album, which draws on cosmigroove and cinematic funk a la Janko Nilovic. As with the IB you get airtight musicianship with an expanded instrumental palette including horn section, strings and tuned percussion. If that sounds like something you'd dig, you probably will.
    Thanks for the reminder! I had bookmarked these guys on Bandcamp a while back but forgot to follow up on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mascodagama View Post
    It's quite a different vibe, but you might check out the Calibro 35 album, which draws on cosmigroove and cinematic funk a la Janko Nilovic. As with the IB you get airtight musicianship with an expanded instrumental palette including horn section, strings and tuned percussion. If that sounds like something you'd dig, you probably will.
    yes indeed it does!

    thanx!
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    I don't think I've heard a 2018 release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    I'm wondering if any of these dozen or so 2018 albums listed in this thread are in this wheelhouse... instrumental with excellent musicianship?
    cause I luv me sum Off The Radar
    Roz Vitalis - "The Hidden Man of the Heart"

    Sonar- "Vortex (with David Torn)"
    Last edited by Crawford Glissadevil; 05-15-2018 at 01:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    A friend told me that Arena's Double Vision could be the best thing they've ever done....What do you think? Is Double Vision in that conversation?
    I'm not liking the guitar riffs on this album... Much prefer their earlier stuff which is awesome.. This album sounds a little too heavy for my taste!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adap2it View Post
    A few not mentioned...

    David Cross & David Jackson - Another day
    I have this and I like it a lot. It also made me look into David Cross output. I had no idea so many gems are hidden behind his name. Well worth investigating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_hunt View Post
    Rough order:

    Fire! - The Hands
    Elephant9 - Greatest Show On Earth
    Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Awase
    Sonar with David Torn - Vortex
    PinioL - Bran Coucou
    Merzbow, Balázs Pándi, Mats Gustafsson, Thurston Moore - Cuts Up Cuts Out
    Nicklas Sřrensen - Solo 2
    Julian Lage - Modern Lore
    GoGo Penguin - A Humdrum Star
    Sleep - The Sciences
    Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog - YRU Still Here?
    The Nels Cline 4 - Currents, Constellations
    WorldService Project - Serve
    Dungen & Woods - Myths 003
    Some heavy hitters on that list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    Fernando Perdomo Out To Sea
    This is good but, my God, that cover is horrendous!!!
    1518808493_1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zalmoxe View Post
    I have this and I like it a lot. It also made me look into David Cross output. I had no idea so many gems are hidden behind his name. Well worth investigating.
    Another day has IMO. a very early sounding KC influence in parts, way before David Cross joined the band.
    Dave Sr.

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