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    Do not post complete 2018 lists, unless you listen to Manna/Mirage - The Rest of the World. I just did today, and the jaw dropped. Hell, I didn't even know that mr Newhouse continued to make music.

    Why arent't we talking already about this record?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Do not post complete 2018 lists, unless you listen to Manna/Mirage - The Rest of the World. I just did today, and the jaw dropped. Hell, I didn't even know that mr Newhouse continued to make music.

    Why arent't we talking already about this record?
    Because...... I have never heared of it before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    Because...... I have never heared of it before?
    Prepare yourself then...

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    ^ That's nice. I am unclear why your jaw dropped?

    (That said, I'm not certain when the last time was that my jaw dropped to music. Possibly on hearing David Lang's "Just (After Song of Songs)", so two years ago.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    I am unclear why your jaw dropped?
    Because I was amazed at the jaw dropping quality of this jaw dropping record. Isn't this the right expression for me to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    ^ That's nice. I am unclear why your jaw dropped?
    Could it be perhaps also due to the detail he disclosed about not realizing that Dave Newhouse was still making (good) music? Although I suppose Newman is a bit "obscure", the guy's got a few merits still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Could it be perhaps also due to the detail he disclosed about not realizing that Dave Newhouse was still making (good) music? Although I suppose Newman is a bit "obscure", the guy's got a few merits still.
    Yeeah, that too. This sounds as good as anything he has ever done.
    How do you like it Richard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Because I was amazed at the jaw dropping quality of this jaw dropping record. Isn't this the right expression for me to use?
    "Jaw dropping" implies to me something stupefying, something so far out of the ordinary as to leave one stunned. That can either be something very different in form, or something that so excels as to surprise. If your jaw dropped, great. I am glad you have discovered an album you love. It sounded good to me, but not amazing, so I was ribbing your enthusiastic reaction to it.

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    Thanks Zap I will have to check out Manna/Mirage - The Rest of the World ASAP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    Thanks Zap I will have to check out Manna/Mirage - The Rest of the World ASAP.
    Someone put the whole album on the tube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Do not post complete 2018 lists, unless you listen to Manna/Mirage - The Rest of the World. I just did today, and the jaw dropped. Hell, I didn't even know that mr Newhouse continued to make music.

    Why arent't we talking already about this record?
    I've ordered it I'm waiting for delivery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    "Jaw dropping" implies to me something stupefying, something so far out of the ordinary as to leave one stunned. That can either be something very different in form, or something that so excels as to surprise. If your jaw dropped, great. I am glad you have discovered an album you love. It sounded good to me, but not amazing, so I was ribbing your enthusiastic reaction to it.

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    Only album that did that for me this year was Far Corner - Risk, that one shocked me in a very good way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    This sounds as good as anything he has ever done. How do you like it Richard?
    It's as good as the best parts from Bandwidth and Double Negative, I think. But very little "progressive" stuff from the US beats those handful of Muff' records from 1977-84.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Someone put the whole album on the tube
    Of course they did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Prepare yourself then...

    oooohhh!!!!...

    loved their first one and I didn't know this was out....

    Yup, automatically in my top whatever... the more difficult thing will be selecting the prog or jazz list, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    difficult thing will be selecting the prog or jazz list, though.
    After Marshal Allen's and Knoel Scott's involvement in Double Negative a decade + back, I'd say it's pretty safe how Muff are both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    I'll offer my entry, now that it's December. As always, I bought a lot of new releases this year...

    (No particular order, but the first two are definitely locked in place)

    TOP 15 of 2018
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    All Traps On Earth - A Drop Of Light
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    Greetings,

    As usual, my list is shaping up to be quite a bit different than most others. Here's what I've got as of right now (in order, with my favorite up top):

    SIX-RING CIRCUS - Six-Ring Circus
    PINHAS AND SONS - It's About an Album
    SCOTT JOHNSON - Mind Out of Matter
    TIGRAN HAMASYAN - For Gyumri (EP)
    HAGO - HAGO
    THE UNKNOWN NEW - Not Many Neighbors
    OWANE - yeah whatever
    PHI YAAN-ZEK - Reality Is My Play Thing
    JAAN WESSMAN - None For The Money, Two For The Show
    TROOT - Constance and the Waiting

    Cheers and happy holidays,


    Alan

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    Yea, that new Owane is pretty awesome. I agree with you Alan.
    Out now! My latest work "Track Of Days"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdventAlan View Post
    Greetings,

    As usual, my list is shaping up to be quite a bit different than most others. Here's what I've got as of right now (in order, with my favorite up top):

    SIX-RING CIRCUS - Six-Ring Circus
    PINHAS AND SONS - It's About an Album
    SCOTT JOHNSON - Mind Out of Matter
    TIGRAN HAMASYAN - For Gyumri (EP)
    HAGO - HAGO
    THE UNKNOWN NEW - Not Many Neighbors
    OWANE - yeah whatever
    PHI YAAN-ZEK - Reality Is My Play Thing
    JAAN WESSMAN - None For The Money, Two For The Show
    TROOT - Constance and the Waiting

    Cheers and happy holidays,


    Alan
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    I can vouch for the Hago and Owane being good

    I always like to listen to an album 3 times at least before rating so my list will be coming next week
    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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    Thank you Henry Potts for putting Capture Light as one of your favourites of 2018
    It sold far better than I expected and shipped all over the world. I have had more CD's manufactured.
    The follow up is well underway and amongst some familiar faces there are also appearances by
    Vikram Shankar - Keyboards
    Sally Minnear - Vocals
    Simon Fitzpatrick - Bass/Stick

    A small snippet of a new song can be heard here
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0I6wExcyzQ
    Last edited by John Holden; 17 Hours Ago at 09:14 AM.

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