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  1. Greg, I did see them in London, Ontario, the...

    Greg, I did see them in London, Ontario, the night before. An excellent show, and as Steve said, Bent Knee is definitely growing their fan base, as the line-up to buy their merch after the set, was a...
  2. Well, I certainly think differently on that. I...

    Well, I certainly think differently on that. I see more of a KC aping effect on Vemod (which I still like, quite a bit), but Nucleus has its own vibe, to my ears. The combination of aggression, with...
  3. I saw Rikard do a solo set at Progtoberfest last...

    I saw Rikard do a solo set at Progtoberfest last year and it was a very good show, that I'm sure attendees will enjoy. Sorry to hear of the band family issues, Alan.

    I hope everyone has a great...
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    https://bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/album/grand-tour...

    https://bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/album/grand-tour

    Have a listen for yourself.

    neil
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    Well, I just meant that I'm a musician, so I can...

    Well, I just meant that I'm a musician, so I can listen to it from that perspective. Not necessarily always focusing on the bass. And there are parts, at least on previous Haken albums and especially...
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    ^^Well, I'm a bass player, and focus on that...

    ^^Well, I'm a bass player, and focus on that stuff too, but it hasn't helped thus far. I'll give it another go, and see if I like it more.

    neil
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    As a huge fan of the Mountain (virtually a...

    As a huge fan of the Mountain (virtually a masterpiece of prog metal), and liking Affinity quite a bit, am I the only one struggling with their latest, Vector? It just doesn't seem to have any...
  8. I will. Thanks, Greg. neil

    I will. Thanks, Greg.

    neil
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    A couple of people have mentioned 'pastoral',...

    A couple of people have mentioned 'pastoral', when describing the music, which I didn't really hear on my first spin. But, if it's there, that is certainly fine by me, as I like a little pastoral in...
  10. Well, I have been in the Steve983 camp, of being...

    Well, I have been in the Steve983 camp, of being pretty unmoved by this band, despite the fact I think that they might be up my alley. I am now inspired to take a second look!

    neil
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    Nice list! Not sure about Ni being folky in any...

    Nice list! Not sure about Ni being folky in any way, though!

    I will definitely check out the Emme Phyzema.

    neil
  12. Better than Epilog?!?!?!? WHAT???!!! lol neil

    Better than Epilog?!?!?!? WHAT???!!! lol

    neil
  13. Wow, what a double bill! neil

    Wow, what a double bill!

    neil
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    Are you are referring to him saying it is the...

    Are you are referring to him saying it is the hardest song to play on the tour. Why would that be an unusual thing to say? What am I missing here? Or are you just excited that they are playing it?
    ...
  15. I'm curious. Shouldn't this give you more time to...

    I'm curious. Shouldn't this give you more time to listen to music? Also, I agree that the new IZZ is great. Unfortunately, I've acquired a bunch of new stuff in the last month, and so I have still...
  16. Agreed. That first track is amazing. After that,...

    Agreed. That first track is amazing. After that, tracks two and four are decent. I've yet to be able to connect with track three. Still, a very good album. I really like the word-less vocals on the...
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    I love this band. Seen them live countless times....

    I love this band. Seen them live countless times. I will say though, that after Dogman, all of their albums have had their moments, but are not great albums on the whole. Just my .02.

    neil
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    Interesting. They took a similar dig in Toronto,...

    Interesting. They took a similar dig in Toronto, as after playing a couple of bars of Rush's YYZ, the singer said something along the lines of, "...we don't play complicated prog music, we play...
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    Sticky: New Farmhouse Odyssey, excellent Canterbury/symph...

    New Farmhouse Odyssey, excellent Canterbury/symph chilled California band.

    https://farmhouseodyssey.bandcamp.com/album/fertile-ground

    neil
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    I didn't realize the book was out yet. I...

    I didn't realize the book was out yet. I definitely want to pick it up. I'm curious did you buy from a brick and mortar store in Canada, or Amazon?

    neil
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    Yes, please keep us updated Matt. Two very...

    Yes, please keep us updated Matt. Two very interesting projects, indeed.

    neil
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    One spin in. I find it similar, yet different to...

    One spin in. I find it similar, yet different to the last one. Their strength of composition seems to be growing, and the music takes me on a journey, which I love. Lots of great riffs, twists and...
  23. How much have your listening habits changed, with so much new music out there?

    Hello, fellow progheads. I've been seeing in a couple of threads lately thoughts along the lines of: 'I'm not buying any more new music right now, because I haven't given enough listening time to...
  24. This is actually a very fair site, that is very...

    This is actually a very fair site, that is very tolerant of all opinions the vast majority of the time, Michelle. No forum that invites debate and discussion is perfect, but by and large, progressive...
  25. 'You know nothing, Jon Snow'. One thing is...

    'You know nothing, Jon Snow'. One thing is definite, I'm certain that talking about it is a sure-fire recipe to shut this thread down, lol.

    neil
  26. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    Strangely I just re-listened to their whole...

    Strangely I just re-listened to their whole catalogue. Some of their stuff I love, and some just leaves me cold. At their best, the music is electric and alive and exudes awesomeness. I think that ...
  27. Yes, why. That's his opinion and he's okay with...

    Yes, why. That's his opinion and he's okay with it.

    neil
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    Oh come on now, Greg. Take everyone at the...

    Oh come on now, Greg. Take everyone at the reception, to the show. Make a night of it! Ha. Congratulations, my friend.

    neil
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    I still have my first one. And yes, very heavy...

    I still have my first one. And yes, very heavy and clunky. It set me....who am I kidding...it set my parents back about $1250. It was the greatest thing ever for me, because at about 16 years old, I...
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    Downloaded this auto-buy from bandcamp this...

    Downloaded this auto-buy from bandcamp this morning. Eagerly awaiting the first spin. Glad to hear the positive review!

    neil
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    So, full circle then. When I first got my VHS...

    So, full circle then. When I first got my VHS player around 1978 (first kid on the block to have one!), $42 is how much blank tapes cost!!

    neil
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    Believe it or not, there is a collectors market...

    Believe it or not, there is a collectors market for VHS right now. It hasn't gotten the traction or publicity of vinyl yet, but it is out there. So...be kind...REWIND!

    neil
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    Same for Toronto. 2 hours and 15 minutes, in...

    Same for Toronto. 2 hours and 15 minutes, in fact, and a very good light show. But, the club they played at has good lighting to begin with, so maybe that was the reason?

    neil
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    Ian, thanks for the report. I so wish I could be...

    Ian, thanks for the report. I so wish I could be there. I've never seen Schnellertollermeier and Koenji are god-like to me, so....jealous, I am! Enjoy, my friend.

    neil
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    Dave, Sr. and his posse are going. I might join...

    Dave, Sr. and his posse are going. I might join them with my girlfriend.

    neil
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    Wow, interesting that you have both Poil and Jon...

    Wow, interesting that you have both Poil and Jon Anderson on your list! That is what I call eclectic. I like the new Ni and wanted to like the Poil, but too many strange singing parts defeated me....
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    Sticky: Well, this is certainly exciting! May 21st, new...

    Well, this is certainly exciting! May 21st, new IZZ!!

    https://www.facebook.com/izzmusic/photos/a.10152102199422068/10157116181002068/?type=3&theater

    neil
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    https://roninrhythmrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mosa...

    https://roninrhythmrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mosaismic

    The Icarus is all good, I know that much.

    neil
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    So far? I'd have to go with: The Mercury...

    So far? I'd have to go with:

    The Mercury Tree-Spidermilk (17 tone microtonal madness. Nothing else quite like it)
    Snarky Puppy-Immigrance (awesome fusion, superbly recorded. Another high quality...
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    Sticky: Looks like a new Panzerpappa is on the way! Very...

    Looks like a new Panzerpappa is on the way! Very cool cover.

    https://panzerpappa.bandcamp.com/album/summarisk-suite

    neil
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    Yes! Only one listen in, and at first I was...

    Yes! Only one listen in, and at first I was wondering if I could jump down the micro-tonal rabbit hole, but they have crafted something truly unique AND listenable. In a musical world where the word...
  42. Thread: The Far Meadow

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    I actually don't mind this new song from the...

    I actually don't mind this new song from the upcoming album. I haven't listened to very much symphonic prog lately, as to my ears most newer stuff has ranged from been there, done that and done...
  43. Thread: Big Ears 2019

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    You are the second person to rave about this...

    You are the second person to rave about this band, so I had better check them out. At work, so can't listen right now, but the bandcamp page seems to have comments that refer to something known as...
  44. Yes, in my only visit, I had a great time and...

    Yes, in my only visit, I had a great time and loved the venue, but it was jam-packed for Anglagard and very difficult to find a seat, since we were unable to get there very early. Sound seemed quite...
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    I get what you are saying, but this is something...

    I get what you are saying, but this is something that has always frustrated me about classical music. The quiet parts can be so quiet and the loud parts so much louder than the quiet parts, that it...
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    I'm quite there yet, and can't imagine ever...

    I'm quite there yet, and can't imagine ever stopping looking for new music, but I totally get this post, and am getting closer to this way of thinking.

    neil
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    Yes, but I'm trying to buy it from the band, and...

    Yes, but I'm trying to buy it from the band, and give them the profits. If I do that, it does cost over $33. Plus, this scenario that you mention would only work for a fairly mainstream band, such as...
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    Well Bill, you could always burn the download to...

    Well Bill, you could always burn the download to a CD and play it that way. Any brick and mortar place is a bit out of my way at this point, and plus, although they might have the new Snarky Puppy...
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    You're right, of course, Steve. To be honest, I'm...

    You're right, of course, Steve. To be honest, I'm not really complaining, as I have settled quite comfortably into the bandcamp download world. It is easy, and efficient, and saves a hell of a lot of...
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    I still want to buy CDs, but...

    ...they are becoming too expensive, for me. Case in point: The new Snarky Puppy album, Immigrance came out yesterday. Now, I like album artwork, liner notes, other bits of info or extras you can get...
  51. Just listened...sounding great. Vintage...but...

    Just listened...sounding great. Vintage...but vital!

    neil
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    He took a dig at them on his last tour too...

    He took a dig at them on his last tour too (certainly in Toronto, and from what I've heard, other places too), so not a new thing.

    neil
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    Mr. W does seem to be getting more and more...

    Mr. W does seem to be getting more and more bitter lately, which is hard to understand, as he has a successful career in music, something most musicians can only dream about. He plays to good size...
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    A great, gigantic slab of music. Sides 1 and 3...

    A great, gigantic slab of music. Sides 1 and 3 are my favourites, and Fly on the Windshield and the Lamia, are two of my favourite Genesis tracks of all time. I wish that I could have the pleasure of...
  55. Thread: Progday wishlish

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    Far Corner Koenji Hyakkei Vak neil

    Far Corner
    Koenji Hyakkei
    Vak

    neil
  56. +1. So hard to find a lead singer. I haven't gone...

    +1. So hard to find a lead singer. I haven't gone as far as trying it myself yet (my vocals are probably passable, but not great. The biggest issue would be singing whilst playing weird bass lines,...
  57. I actually find it harder to compose songs for...

    I actually find it harder to compose songs for vocals; I think the reason is that then, I have to leave space and room for the vocals and I find it easier to just write riffs and passages that stand...
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    Trane, Superfluous Motor is actually the work of...

    Trane, Superfluous Motor is actually the work of one person, Greg Chambers, who resides in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He claims to be a bit introverted and not a people person, so works on his own to...
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    I like this one a lot, in the funk category. The...

    I like this one a lot, in the funk category. The simultaneously released fusion and prog ones, by the same artist, are good, too.

    https://superfluousmotor.bandcamp.com/album/trifecta-funk

    neil
  60. I hear this. Years ago, around the turn of the...

    I hear this. Years ago, around the turn of the century, when I dove back into prog in the deep end, I had a much larger tolerance for so-so vocals, as long as the music was good...not so much, any...
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