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  1. The new singer's softer tones during the intro to...

    The new singer's softer tones during the intro to the new track sound similar to Amber Fults' vocals on "In That Lonely Place" on Perilous. I actually had to Wiki that to see if it was the same...
  2. "Dreaming City" kicked off with a really heavy...

    "Dreaming City" kicked off with a really heavy track (the title cut), but when taken as a whole I don't think that album was prog-metal at all. To me, it sounded like Glass Hammer paying a bit of...
  3. This sounds like it would be a killer live track!

    This sounds like it would be a killer live track!
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    I'm certainly going to revisit this catalogue. ...

    I'm certainly going to revisit this catalogue. My main takeaway from the show is that if I could cut to vocal bits out and just get an album with Zappa instrumentals, I'd probably like it.

    Not...
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    Yeah man! I just got back home with my daughter...

    Yeah man! I just got back home with my daughter from the show. She LOVED it, and I did as well.

    I don't even like Frank Zappa, but The Zappa Band absolutely killed it. They even brought on...
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    Genesis has always been a great live band, and I...

    Genesis has always been a great live band, and I do have faith that Tony and Mike wouldn't go out if they didn't think the show would be good.

    But after watching that video, I don't see how they...
  7. I dunno. It was a boring record to me. I know...

    I dunno. It was a boring record to me. I know Anderson and Rabin enjoyed making it, but I didn't really enjoy listening to it.

    I did buy the interactive CD-ROM back when it was released,...
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    Thanks! I had fun recording that, I'm glad you...

    Thanks! I had fun recording that, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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    I kinda dig it. The guitar tone is great and the...

    I kinda dig it. The guitar tone is great and the player takes some liberties that I think work really well.

    They should've pulled the mic a bit further from the cymbals tho :)
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    https://youtu.be/LsR36qNU4uE

    https://youtu.be/LsR36qNU4uE
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    This is really cool. Super chill, with some...

    This is really cool. Super chill, with some really nice instrumentation and an amazing bass tone. I hear a little post-punk vibe.
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    Thank you! I have 4 children - my girls are 24,...

    Thank you! I have 4 children - my girls are 24, 19, and 17, my son is 21.

    My little one's birthday is on Monday, and she is a HUUUGGEE King Crimson fan so I got her tix to the KC concert in DC....
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    That's a cool track. I like the answer/response...

    That's a cool track. I like the answer/response bit at 4:30 and the breakdown at 3:42. Nice!
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    Here's a lullaby I wrote for my kids a few years...

    Here's a lullaby I wrote for my kids a few years ago. I love those little buggers :)

    https://soundcloud.com/michael-askounes/go-to-sleep
  15. Thank you! I wanted to write a story about an...

    Thank you! I wanted to write a story about an old gunslinger on his deathbed telling his grandkids about his days as an outlaw. I tried to give a bit of a cinematic quality - both to the lyrics and...
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    Holy smokes that was really amazing! Loved the...

    Holy smokes that was really amazing! Loved the Rhodes-ey middle break and the guitar work that begins at around 4:20 (!) is super tasty. The chord voicings you chose reminds me a lot of Stevie...
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    I second this. I miss this DVD so much - I had...

    I second this. I miss this DVD so much - I had to sell it for my divorce fund. Great songs, great playing, and cute gals with amazing voices.

    It's now $65 on Amazon for a used copy; I may have...
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    That's exactly how I feel. My only issue is it...

    That's exactly how I feel. My only issue is it feels "undercooked" to me.
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    Hey man, I love it! Definitely a David Bowie...

    Hey man, I love it! Definitely a David Bowie vibe with a little Willie Nelson thrown in the vocal tone. The instrumentation of that outro is lovely, and I really dig the middle section. Lyrics are...
  20. I like "I Am Ready" other than the bridge, and...

    I like "I Am Ready" other than the bridge, and the first 2 minutes of "Endless Dream". The rest I could take or leave.
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    I've listened to Ice Bridge several times and...

    I've listened to Ice Bridge several times and it's grown on me quite a bit. I think it's because I managed to get my head 'round Jon's melodies.

    Props to Monkman for writing the best Yes song...
  22. Thank you!

    Thank you!
  23. I would be the "allsorts". I think in the end...

    I would be the "allsorts". I think in the end all that's left of me on the recording is the piano and some harmony vocals.

    Originally I wrote the song in my home studio, and created a demo where...
  24. New Release - The Prominent Citizens "Reunion"

    A song about the perception of time as we move through life.


    https://youtu.be/SNY5FdGVvRw

    Music/Lyrics: Michael Askounes/Jared Foster/John Marion
    All instruments: John Marion
    Vocals: Jared...
  25. Thank you for asking! I'm the songwriter, and...

    Thank you for asking!

    I'm the songwriter, and in this instance the singer. I don't generally sing though :)

    John is a long time friend of mine, and we've been writing music together for about...
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    Dan Roth is like Luke Skywalker and this is...

    Dan Roth is like Luke Skywalker and this is Return of the Yuppets
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    I'd hate to be Geoff Downes the next time he sees...

    I'd hate to be Geoff Downes the next time he sees his bandmates. Oof.
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    Definitely not a situation I would've inserted...

    Definitely not a situation I would've inserted myself in.
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    That's exactly how I read that. Especially...

    That's exactly how I read that. Especially considering the bit about "I've already been in touch with Yes' management"

    So perhaps "inadvertent nicking" would be what happened here. I think...
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    This thread is like a throwback to '90's Usenet. ...

    This thread is like a throwback to '90's Usenet. Fun times.
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    You rang?

    You rang?
  32. This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while. ...

    This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while. Super trippy and could hear this in a dance club for sure.

    Macca III was a solid album, and there are re-imagined versions of all the songs that...
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    Davison is a challenging listen. I appreciate...

    Davison is a challenging listen. I appreciate his unique melodic takes, but sometimes they don't work. If you listen to his work on Glass Hammer's "Cor Coridium" or "Perilous" you can hear where he...
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    After listening to it 4 or 5 times today, that...

    After listening to it 4 or 5 times today, that pretty much perfectly sums up my feelings.

    It's nice to have brand new Yes music to chat about, regardless.
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    It definitely is a step up from the H&E material,...

    It definitely is a step up from the H&E material, but after a couple of listens it sounds unfinished to me.

    The good bits for me are Billy's playing and about half of Geoff's tones.

    The drums...
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    Very sad. I was fortunate enough to see him play...

    Very sad. I was fortunate enough to see him play with Kansas when they opened for Yes on the Masterworks tour (oddly, the same show that Igor goosed all those female security guards), and I thought...
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    Thank you for posting this, I'm loving it. Wish...

    Thank you for posting this, I'm loving it. Wish they would've gone on for longer.
  38. Genesis could've picked another guitar player to...

    Genesis could've picked another guitar player to replace Anthony Phillips, and their early albums would still be classic. Take Tony Banks out of the band, and they're nothing.

    I like Steve...
  39. To be honest, I'd be more apt to buy a book that...

    To be honest, I'd be more apt to buy a book that covered Drama forward. I feel there's nothing new to learn about the "classic" era.
  40. Thank you so much for posting that! I could...

    Thank you so much for posting that! I could listen to Tony Banks talk about music all day every day.

    For me, he is the best of the classic keyboardists. Always a tasteful player and an amazing...
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    I just did the same thing - you won't be...

    I just did the same thing - you won't be disappointed. Randy just has one of the clearest voices, it just cuts through the music.
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    Congrats on your new gig and best of luck! ...

    Congrats on your new gig and best of luck!

    I'll miss your show during the summer, but I'm hopeful you'll be back in the fall. Your shows are evergreen content.
  43. DDY is such a great interview. I listened to the...

    DDY is such a great interview. I listened to the Sea of Tranquility two-parter last night and it was fun times.
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    Opeth Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire

    Opeth Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire
  45. Listening now - very cool stuff! As a frustrated...

    Listening now - very cool stuff! As a frustrated musician who knows nothing about music theory, it's really interesting to hear a take on things from that angle.
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    I liked all the "guitar heavy" songs on...

    I liked all the "guitar heavy" songs on Counterparts - "Animate", "Stick it Out", and "Double Agent" were all top tracks for me. "Leave That Thing Alone" is great as well just for the groove and...
  47. My main concern is that Davison and Howe are...

    My main concern is that Davison and Howe are leading the writing. I was very bullish on Davison's writing based on what I'd heard of his with Glass Hammer, but he didn't deliver material of that...
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    I'm gonna respectfully agree with Henry on this...

    I'm gonna respectfully agree with Henry on this one. Victor was a cool fresh sound to my ears.

    The whole vibe of that record is just so bizarre. The fact that it comes from the mind from the...
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    "Kabul Blues" is pretty groovy, I like the...

    "Kabul Blues" is pretty groovy, I like the atmosphere.

    I'd love for Alex to do a Victor II - that was a very underrated album, IMO
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    Got my tix for the DC show - I'm taking my proggy...

    Got my tix for the DC show - I'm taking my proggy 16 year old daughter. I'm a little bummed there's an opening act, but I can't pass up a chance to see the KING
  51. Thank you sir!

    Thank you sir!
  52. New Release - The Prominent Citizens "Train Robbery"

    Just a little rock tune about an old gunslinger :)


    https://youtu.be/qcBsFn3dLAg
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    Spock's Beard - Snow Glass Hammer - Valkyrie...

    Spock's Beard - Snow
    Glass Hammer - Valkyrie
    Glass Hammer - The Inconsolable Secret
    Yes - Tales of the Topographic Oceans
    Flower Kings - Flower Power

    No reasoning - they're just the five prog...
  54. Thread: echolyn

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    I just watched the SOAL Night Live interview; it...

    I just watched the SOAL Night Live interview; it was amazing. Shame Ray's connection was so lousy, though.

    I'd love to hear more interviews with Ray; he's quite a character. Seems like he has no...
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    The vocal processing is definitely odd on that...

    The vocal processing is definitely odd on that tune. Almost like a psychedelic Don McLean. I like the chord changes and the sax.

    Here's some back of the rack power pop from a power pop master
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    The percussion and drumming are amazing. Reminds...

    The percussion and drumming are amazing. Reminds me of a slowed down version of "I'm A Man". Killer artwork and a groovy wah-wah solo in the middle.

    Kind of a mix between Greg Lake and lounge...
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    DEEP CUT Thread

    Let's share some deep DEEP cuts in this thread.

    I'll start with "El Regreso" by Nexus off of the 2005 Odyssey: The Greatest Tale compilation. Fantastic organ, amazing guitar playing, bass pedals...
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    Agreed, Wondrous Stories would be a great...

    Agreed, Wondrous Stories would be a great positive end to the show.

    Into the Storm is on Fly From Here, you should check it out. It's got a killer chorus and some sweet "Tormato"-style bass work.
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    I dig all their albums and can't wait for the new...

    I dig all their albums and can't wait for the new one. Jem is a real lad - he always seems to be having so much fun when he plays.
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    That's a killer setlist. I love the idea of I...

    That's a killer setlist. I love the idea of I Would've Waited Forever kicking off the show.

    I'd swap out Parallels for Perpetual Change. And maybe pull Survival and plug in Into the Storm.
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