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  1. PE: the place where you have to explain to people...

    PE: the place where you have to explain to people that the White Album is a great record, that Peter Hammill is a good vocalist after all, and that Led Zeppelin is a decent rock band. (we used to get...
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    I'm on holidays for this long weekend, some 200...

    I'm on holidays for this long weekend, some 200 miles from my hometown, and guess what I did people: I played some Larks Tongues in Aspic on Spotify! I felt really bad about it, because I knew I was...
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    Absolutely fantastic stuff! This is...

    Absolutely fantastic stuff!



    This is very-very good. I had never heard a note from these guys, so this came as a pleasant surprise.
  4. That last one could be their best. I also like a...

    That last one could be their best. I also like a lot From Within, with its more indie orientation. The first 2 are too blatantly Fripped in my opinion.

    I'll probably re-listen soon and maybe...
  5. Sticky: Lol. True.

    Lol. True.
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    But you see, everybody except from...

    But you see, everybody except from prog-aficionados has nothing but contempt for prog. This is because it is secluded in its own "little corner of the world", refusing to acknowledge anything that...
  7. Sticky: I prefer by far Moving Waves and Focus III,...

    I prefer by far Moving Waves and Focus III, although the Burger thing is pretty good too. To me this last shows some signs of uncertainty about where to continue musically, or even some signs of...
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    It wasn't humor, but more of a personal...

    It wasn't humor, but more of a personal frustration that some other giants also went down recently and no one took notice.

    But I understand that the death of a great musician overshadows all...
  9. Very cool stuff indeed, so thanks for the heads...

    Very cool stuff indeed, so thanks for the heads up.

    Not much that I could find on Guy previous work, any info available?
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    Ι was kidding. I erased my comment, it's good to...

    Ι was kidding. I erased my comment, it's good to see Dr John getting some of the love he deserves in these pages. Those late 60's albums are part of the golden treasury of progressive music.
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    Road Tapes #1 again, and it feels so good! The...

    Road Tapes #1 again, and it feels so good! The Orange County Lumber Truck 20min suite is fantastic, Don Preston destroys the electric piano at the end of it. Add to it some Freak Out classics and...
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    The first Hatfields this morning - Shaving is...

    The first Hatfields this morning - Shaving is Boring is a canterburian landmark for me. It somehow encapsulates all the disparate elements of Canterbury sound, and maybe even more: this...
  13. I couldn't disagree with what you say

    I couldn't disagree with what you say
  14. Excellent album that still gets spins. I wouldn't...

    Excellent album that still gets spins. I wouldn't be surprised if this is scored one way or another - the arrangements have been perfectly designed and executed to the slightest detail.

    And yet it...
  15. I am not very excited about Arrival...good, but...

    I am not very excited about Arrival...good, but not as daring as the previous one. Sounds a bit too calculated to me, with the exception of 1-2 tracks,
  16. There's no Big Three without Area... The other...

    There's no Big Three without Area...

    The other day I listened to some Le Orme, which I hadn't done in ages. I liked it very-very much. Great band! In fact I almost cried with some parts of Uomo di...
  17. Are we really discussing about this?

    Are we really discussing about this?
  18. wtf Trane, really...uninteresting this?

    wtf Trane, really...uninteresting this?
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    The problem must be that Geddy is the only one...

    The problem must be that Geddy is the only one hitting the right notes.

    But it's good you got it off your chest man.
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    5 replies from the US, for one of the 5-10 most...

    5 replies from the US, for one of the 5-10 most incredibly creative Americans in rock music. Kim should have pressed the button years ago.
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    That first 13th Floor Elevators is one of the...

    That first 13th Floor Elevators is one of the 20-30 records I would salvage in case of cosmic destruction. 1966? This is a whole year before Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and a couple of months after...
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    Very sad. Truly one of the greatest.

    Very sad. Truly one of the greatest.
  23. It could be, but only for the first hundred of...

    It could be, but only for the first hundred of listens. Then it's sheer vice.
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    Yes, it is. The new one is pretty cool too (less...

    Yes, it is. The new one is pretty cool too (less prog-Canterbury but lots of Ayers-psych vibes)
  25. Whenever I get back home completely hammered, I...

    Whenever I get back home completely hammered, I listen like 9 out of 10 times to Tales from Topographic Oceans on headphones and pass out on the sofa. This record has destroyed all sense of good...
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    it's easy. Post the vinyl instead of the CD.

    it's easy. Post the vinyl instead of the CD.
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    I've booked Stockholm for Magma - I've never...

    I've booked Stockholm for Magma - I've never traveled abroad for a specific band in my life. It's going to be end of October, I hope my balls don't freeze off.
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    I am calling my doctor tomorrow.

    I am calling my doctor tomorrow.
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    ^ agreed, although the latest Jordsjo suits me...

    ^ agreed, although the latest Jordsjo suits me more than the also very pleasant latest of Malady.

    And still, it's just music, which means there is a considerable amount of non-definable mystery,...
  30. Oh, I love Phil already. I even like the pop...

    Oh, I love Phil already. I even like the pop songs he made in the 80's.
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    The moog solo in Chin fou is the most...

    The moog solo in Chin fou is the most ridiculously fine piece of music I've heard in a long time. This is album of the year for me, sorry Lost Crowns.
  32. If Phil ruins Genesis again in my afterlife, I...

    If Phil ruins Genesis again in my afterlife, I prefer to lie forever in my vinyl coffin.
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    No, if you are not aware of the previous...

    No, if you are not aware of the previous controversy it's pretty normal to assume that this is a regular discussion. I've made the same error. But the identical arguments have been made so many...
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    We can have arguments if it is for the first...

    We can have arguments if it is for the first time, or if it is for the first hundred of times. We've listened to this all over again.

    I'll be buying vinyl until I am buried in my vinyl coffin and...
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    So back on track, and away from incessant anuses...

    So back on track, and away from incessant anuses and sickening promulgations: I am pretty sure that I've heard some stand-up bass in there. I don't have the LP to check the credits, but I can't be...
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    Buddha, I expect you to thorough promulgate us,...

    Buddha, I expect you to thorough promulgate us, you arrogant bastard (I don't know what the word promulgate means but I like the way it sounds...)
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    Cook slays. It's heavier than a lot of music that...

    Cook slays. It's heavier than a lot of music that was passing for "heavy rock" in those days.
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    Yes, that's exactly my take (and :rofl for the...

    Yes, that's exactly my take (and :rofl for the rest)
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    Except from the fact that they both stem from the...

    Except from the fact that they both stem from the wider geographical region, I don't see the connection whatsoever.
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    While this rightly is referred to as...

    While this rightly is referred to as "retro-prog", somehow it reminds me more of late 70's first-wave retro bands than anything post 90's. Maybe it's the production, maybe it's the intentions but it...
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    Poil - Sus

    It's a shame that this great, new record does not have a thread of its own, if not here where? My vinyl is here and it hardly moves from the turntable. The mix of dark, zeuhlish fusion with medieval...
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    JORDSJØ - Nattfiolen

    ...is out and it's beautiful. A big step forward for the talented Norwegian band who seems to be finding its own voice. The dreamy, ethereal Nordic folk spirit is pretty much present, along with...
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    I think Bucks' problem lies less in Giannis'...

    I think Bucks' problem lies less in Giannis' performance (he gets mercilessly beaten by 3 people each time he enters the paint) and more in the lack of help from the other players and the coach....
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    lol...me too!

    lol...me too!
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    wtf the Bucks? At the most crucial moment the...

    wtf the Bucks? At the most crucial moment the team is collapsing (I still haven't lost hope though)
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    I believe it is the Free factor, Frazer also had...

    I believe it is the Free factor, Frazer also had a similar role there, the soul and funk.

    Neil is just a great player. With Whitesnake being one of the very first rock bands to discover as a kid,...
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    Fuck, Jack Dupon rules. You know you're listening...

    Fuck, Jack Dupon rules. You know you're listening to something really good when you don't know how to describe it to an outsider.
  48. Really? Maybe we should move the thread to the...

    Really? Maybe we should move the thread to the off topic then :D
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    The new Winstons is excellent, there is a turn...

    The new Winstons is excellent, there is a turn towards 60's British psychedelia of the likes of Syd Barrett, Kevin Ayers, Beatles etc. Unfortunately I am listening on Spotify since I can't find a...
  50. I like a lot the Baba O Riley introduction...and...

    I like a lot the Baba O Riley introduction...and when the bass comes in it's love, pot and prog.

    Can anyone tell me the time signature of Sawtooth Wake? I am lousy at this. I count 7/8 but I can't...
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    I agree, this is on a class of its own.

    I agree, this is on a class of its own.
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    Why hasn't Chromb! been mentioned? They're new....

    Why hasn't Chromb! been mentioned? They're new. They're weird. They're French. They're a great band.
  53. On veut le vinyle

    On veut le vinyle
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    All the World is excellent. If only the guitars...

    All the World is excellent. If only the guitars didn't sound like broken, electric saws...
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    Song for America Kansas Point of know return...

    Song for America
    Kansas
    Point of know return
    Masque
    Leftoverture
    Monolith

    I don't care about the rest.

    Production has marred Masque in particular, and Leftoverture. It weighs on my opinion.
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    Yes, in my opinion it is. I love it

    Yes, in my opinion it is. I love it
  57. anywhere we could sample this?

    anywhere we could sample this?
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    there are obvious influences from medieval chants...

    there are obvious influences from medieval chants and renaissance choir music. They guys do not cease to amaze.
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    this is very good, although a bit too much for my...

    this is very good, although a bit too much for my taste.

    Anyway, great thread that will cost me a couple of months from my life (I already started checking out all the unknown music to me - which...
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    There is a thread specifically for the new Gong...

    There is a thread specifically for the new Gong album, in case anyone is interested.
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