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    Best of 2018 so far

    yes, it is high time to start this thread.

    My top 7 so far.
    1 Camembert - Negative toe
    2 Not a good sign - Icebound
    3 GoGo penguin - A humdrum star
    4 Homunculus Res - Della stessa sostanza dei sogni
    5 Richard Wileman - veil
    6 Dinosaur - wonder trail
    7 Pinoil - Bran Coucou

    I also like Kavus Torabi's - Divination and Aquaserges- Deja-vous a lot but the first is only a 3-song EP and the latter a live album so I do not include them in my list.

    Eagerly awaiting;
    The New Jack O'the clock, Needlepoint, Cheer accident and Basta!

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    I haven't bought any new releases this year so far sadly. There seems to be a shrinking list of bands that I am interested in buying new releases from:
    Steven Wilson, Anathema, Blackfield, Riverside, Threshold, Dream Theater, Yes, Tim Bowness, Mostly Autumn, Maschine, Kansas, Opeth, Iamthemorning, Enchant, Solstice, Pendragon.
    I'll have a listen to some of the stuff that pops up on this thread.

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    There's a lot I need to catch up on already but currently floating my boat are:

    Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids: An Angel Fell
    Daphne and Celeste: Save The World
    Richard Wileman: Veil
    Zofff: FFF
    The Laze: Crystal Plumage

    Following the excellent Post-Society EP, I'm really excited at the prospect of a new Voivod album.

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    The Messthetics
    Gosheven-Bivaq
    Khruangbin-Con Todo El Mundo
    Subtle Degrees-A Dance That Empties
    Entourage-Ceremony Of Dreams-Studio Sessions and Outtakes 1972-1977(all unreleased tracks)
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    Right now?

    1. Carpenter Brut - Leather Teeth
    2. TBD
    3. TBD
    4. TBD
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    10 TBD
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    in random order


    Sisare- "Leaving the Land" ...Finland
    Piniol- "Bran Coucou" ...France

    Galahad- "Seas of Change" ...UK
    Kayak- "Seventeen" ...Netherlands

    3rdegree- "Ones and Zeros: Vol.0" ...USA
    Tusmørke - "Fjernsyn I Farver" ...Norway

    The Samurai of Prog- "Archiviarum ............Finland/ Multinational
    Fire- "The Hands" ...........Sweden
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    My current 2018 top ten:

    Anna von Hausswolff: Dead Magic ****½
    Sonar With David Torn: Vortex ****
    Isildurs Bane : Off The Radar ****
    Vesta : Lohtulauseita ****
    A Perfect Circle : Eat The Elephant ****
    Sons Of Kemet: Your Queen Is A Reptile ****
    Nik Bärtsch's Ronin : Awase ****
    GoGo Penguin: A Humdrum Star ****
    Mopo: Mopocalypse ****
    Perfect Beings: Vier ***½
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    my favorites so far

    1) Autechre NTS Sessions 1-4 (sorry, it's 8 hours long, nothing else has a chance)
    2) Andrew WK - You're Not Alone
    3) Daphne and Celeste Save the World
    4) Datarock - Face the Brutality
    5) They Might be Giants - I Like Fun

    were there some prog albums released this year?
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    Mine so far, in rough order

    PinioL - Bran Coucou
    Nik Bartsch Ronin - Awase
    Sonar with David torn - Vortex
    elephant9 - Greatest Show On Earth
    Kavus Torabi - Solar Divination
    Aquaserge - Deja Vous
    Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
    Gogo Penguin - A Humdrum Star
    Portico Quartet - Untitled (AITAOA #2)
    Dan Weiss - Starebaby
    MoeTar - Final 4
    Helv - Borderland
    Kali - Riot
    Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall
    Rabbit Rabbit - Black Inscription

    Looking forward to Jack O' The Clock, Cheer-Accident, Alec K Redfearn & The Eyesores, Far Corner, Forgas Band Phenomena, Gosta Berlings Saga, Francois Thollot

    Technically Camembert was a 2017 album as it was release 12/26/17 though it sure feels like a 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Mine so far, in rough order

    Technically Camembert was a 2017 album as it was release 12/26/17 though it sure feels like a 2018.
    Digitally it was available in december 2017 but i believe the physical products were send in 2018.

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    Haven't heard the new Tusmorke yet (and I'm assuming that The Sea Within and Cheer-Accident will both be on my year end list) but these are my favorites so far:

    Fernando Perdomo Out To Sea
    Malady Toinen Toista
    Daphne And Celeste Save The World
    Prog's Not Dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    Digitally it was available in december 2017 but i believe the physical products were send in 2018.
    It's a 2017 release. It already smells funny in the living room.
    But I don't mind having it in my top10 for 2018. It's that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    Fernando Perdomo Out To Sea
    Yes. This immediately put a smile on my face. Sunny, happy, proggy. Great guitars. Cheers.

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    Glad to see a few folks have listed Daphne & Celeste's Save The World. That's a great disc.

    I completely forgot about the Fernando Perdomo one, Out To Sea. I need to hear that!

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    Some good ones. My personal favorite:

    Tony Banks - Five

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    My current 2018 top ten:

    Anna von Hausswolff: Dead Magic ****½
    Sonar With David Torn: Vortex ****
    Isildurs Bane : Off The Radar ****
    Vesta : Lohtulauseita ****
    A Perfect Circle : Eat The Elephant ****
    Sons Of Kemet: Your Queen Is A Reptile ****
    Nik Bärtsch's Ronin : Awase ****
    GoGo Penguin: A Humdrum Star ****
    Mopo: Mopocalypse ****
    Perfect Beings: Vier ***½
    [pedant] Off The Radar was 2017 [/pedant]

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    A few not mentioned...

    Marbin - Israeli jazz
    David Cross & David Jackson - Another day
    Mothertongue - Where the Moonlight Snows
    Owane - Yeah Whatever
    Spirit Fingers - S/T
    Gleb Kolyadin - S/T
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    Mine:

    Aquaserge - Deja-Vous?
    Calibro 35 - Decade
    Dottrina Degli Opposti - Arrivederci Sogni
    Elephant9 - The Greatest Show On Earth
    Kavus Torabi - Solar Divinations
    Mother Turtle - III
    Piniol - Bran Coucou
    Sonar & David Torn - Vortex
    Worldservice Project - Serve

    Keenly anticipating new Oteme.

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    The ones that gain my favors - so far...

    Ill Considered - 3
    The Final Age - The Final Age

    I urge people to listen to both of these puppies, if they have a liking toward jazzy, trippy music. A proof that the Brits are not completely out of the game.

    The Messthetics
    Fire! - The Hands
    Anne Von Hauswolff - Dead Magic
    John Johanna - I'll be ready when the great day comes

    The Prog stuff

    Malady - Toasty something...
    Homunculus Res - Della Stessa Sostanza...
    Notagoodsign - Icebound
    Aquaserge - Deja Vous (no accents, I am too tech-primitive for that)
    Fernando Perdomo - Out of Sea

    Still waiting for my Piniol LP to arrive. On the whole not so much. Don't lose hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post

    Looking forward to Jack O' The Clock, Cheer-Accident, Alec K Redfearn & The Eyesores, Far Corner, Forgas Band Phenomena, Gosta Berlings Saga, Francois Thollot
    Far Corner is releasing new album? Great!
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    Just pillaging the posts so far, but not much time and can't remember of everything I've bought so far, as I write:

    GoGo penguin - A humdrum star (UK)
    Homunculus Res - Della stessa sostanza dei sogni (Ita)
    Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile (UK)
    Dinosaur - wonder trail (UK)
    Aquaserge - Deja-vous (Fra)
    We Out Here - a LDN story (UK)
    Joe Armon-Jones - Starting Today (UK)
    NileOnWax - Bell Dog (Bel)


    Still to discover:
    Isildurs Bane : Off The Radar
    Nik Bärtsch's Ronin : Awase
    Elephant9 - Greatest Show On Earth
    Portico Quartet - Untitled (AITAOA #2)
    Malady - Toasty something...
    David Cross & David Jackson - Another day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
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    Malady - Toasty something...
    Toinen toista.
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    Camembert - Negative toe
    Elephant9 - The Greatest Show On Earth
    Needlepoint - Diary of Robert Reverie

    And by what I have heard so far Not a good sign - Icebound seems to be a contender
    Same goes for Pinoil - Bran Coucou

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    Far Corner is releasing new album? Great!
    won't be in 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    Far Corner is releasing new album? Great!
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    won't be in 2018.
    Ah man, guess I'm looking forward to it in 2019 then.
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