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  1. Varèse thought that "to stubbornly conditioned...

    Varèse thought that "to stubbornly conditioned ears, anything new in music has always been called noise", and he posed the question, "what is music but organized noises?"

    To the Pokot people,...
  2. Yes. And Yes Yet again. It's the Godless...

    Yes.

    And Yes Yet again. It's the Godless Communist Tour, Commun' to Cumwhere You Live, all Live no overdubs.
  3. ^ But this time he's from a Brit isle. I assume...

    ^ But this time he's from a Brit isle. I assume he went to a spa there to clean up act and - rather attemptively, it seems - YT-addiction before untimely returning 'home' to ground. That way, if he...
  4. I suppose it depends on which side of the Trout...

    I suppose it depends on which side of the Trout Mask fence you sit. And I'm fastening strobe bulbous for the life of me.
  5. ^ Oh, but I'm serious - kinda. It is their most...

    ^ Oh, but I'm serious - kinda. It is their most obtusely self-indulgent album in that there sometimes even appears to be a contest going on about who's ideas or whims are the more peculiar or indeed...
  6. I absolutely agree that The White Album is...

    I absolutely agree that The White Album is extremely self-indulgent. In fact, all music which doesn't speak instantly and directly to me personally is self-indulgent. Plus strange and alien. What's...
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    ^ Just like some historical and/or biographical...

    ^ Just like some historical and/or biographical authors keep their own little cartel of employed "sourcetrackers" (check A. Beevor, for instance), some hipshopsters appear to surround themselves with...
  8. Four years on, this release still appears sorta...

    Four years on, this release still appears sorta 'new' when I listen to it nowadays. Probably because I'm turning old and weary, time passing quickly, dementia prevalent, mindrot prominent and...
  9. Sticky: "La Cathedral". An impeccable sense of melancholy...

    "La Cathedral". An impeccable sense of melancholy to that track, especially with the whistling. I'm not so fond of the rest of the record, and I wasn't even back when I considered myself a fan of the...
  10. It's apparently one of Thurston Moore's fave...

    It's apparently one of Thurston Moore's fave British rock albums from that time.
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jduIjbwf58 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jduIjbwf58

    You heard this one, right?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiEtatNdTx4
  12. I still find it puzzling how these can be as...

    I still find it puzzling how these can be as unkown:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBO564YTFlc

    And this was -legendary- back in the day:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZMojbSdbEE
  13. More on the singer/songwriter jazz/rock-fusion...

    More on the singer/songwriter jazz/rock-fusion side. That's R. Sinclair's thing. But it's got "What's Rattlin'", one of the sweetest tributes - or indeed even anthems! - to the Canterbury scene we...
  14. Here you go: Soma - Epsilon (1991) Mandragora...

    Here you go:

    Soma - Epsilon (1991)
    Mandragora - Earthdance (1992)
    Omnia Opera - Red Shift (1996)
    The Magic Mushroom Band - Process of Illumination (1991)
    Praise Space Electric - 2 Leaving...
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    ^ I know, Svetonio. I've got those on vinyl.

    ^ I know, Svetonio. I've got those on vinyl.
  16. I actually think it's the second best thing Brand...

    I actually think it's the second best thing Brand has worked on, after Epilog. The more advanced harmonics suit him, as do the dense dynamic. You can clearly hear his affection for stuff like Dün and...
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    Steve, here's what happened yesterday in Oslo. I...

    Steve, here's what happened yesterday in Oslo. I was supposed to meet my eldest son at 15:00 hrs. but I had to rush down to city center to purchase a pair of new reading glasses come 13:00, and on...
  18. Yes. 13095

    Yes.

    13095
  19. First, side two of that album is the most...

    First, side two of that album is the most incendiary acid-rock ever committed to tape. IMO. The trail from the chorus of "Mona" through "Maiden" onto "Calvary" is completely devastating in all of its...
  20. ^ Maiden of the Cancer Moon, their Fillmore...

    ^ Maiden of the Cancer Moon, their Fillmore recordings from early spring '68 later released on the legendary Psycho records, displays some of the most colourful rock guitar you'll ever hear. Happy...
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    Oh, shit. A day for Easter Everywhere.

    Oh, shit.

    A day for Easter Everywhere.
  22. Yesss. That first (the "black") Quick album is...

    Yesss.

    That first (the "black") Quick album is one of the greats in rock. I always loved it, but it's even better now that I'm a (purportedly) grownup. Cipollina was one of a kind; bought my...
  23. Geezer, just out of curiosity; you lived through...

    Geezer, just out of curiosity; you lived through the magic of the West Coast US 60s - what artists from that place and era still linger vital to you?


    Except for Love and the Airplane, I mean....
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX6-oDbO7ss

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX6-oDbO7ss
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    Most Magma fans would know Ågren from other...

    Most Magma fans would know Ågren from other connections already. Why on Earth his Wiki-page apparently designates him as primarily the drummer in Kaipa remains something of a mysterious secret,...
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    Yeah.

    Yeah.
  27. With Italian 70s progressive rock, you can start...

    With Italian 70s progressive rock, you can start just about anywhere. It's almost easier to point out the snippet of places you'd not (usually) want to start.
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    ^ I see what you mean there. Although, in all...

    ^ I see what you mean there. Although, in all fairness, they can't all be "academic" in neither (mis)understanding nor their communication of it.

    But still it certainly gets to be frustrating, in...
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    ^ Personal preference and habitus is not an...

    ^ Personal preference and habitus is not an excuse for stating false claims or accusations and promoting reductive revisionism.

    Somehow it's obviously not about being unable to read or acquire...
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    "Every-so-often here at DPRP towers, we like to...

    "Every-so-often here at DPRP towers, we like to take a dive into one of the lesser visited corners of the progressive music universe."

    Is this supposed to be some kind of bad joke? It's a "lesser...
  31. Thread: NP

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P01hRhD0NGQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P01hRhD0NGQ
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    ^ I think this niche-within-a-niche thing often...

    ^ I think this niche-within-a-niche thing often is a question of mastering internal terms of an exact style. For instance in the case of Finland's similarly fine Malady; their task obviously isn't to...
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    Indeed. And to be quite honest, I'd rather...

    Indeed. And to be quite honest, I'd rather recommend A Celebration, the 2CD from '98 (on Snapper Rec, IIRC) which essentially compiles from the boxset. Mos of the gems from the bigger package pop up...
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    ^ Their lyrics vary between tongue-in-cheek,...

    ^ Their lyrics vary between tongue-in-cheek, kitschy mythology-drivel and (attemptively) deeply serious lore ranging from Nordic adventures to Freudian dilmmas by way of everyday prosaic crap. And I...
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    ^ I suppose that word 'shun' was wrong. Rather...

    ^ I suppose that word 'shun' was wrong. Rather we're talking stuff like this:



    In a thread you yourself initiated. Could you elaborate a bit on contributions like this?
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    It's not about being above or beneath, it's about...

    It's not about being above or beneath, it's about the argument as to pro et con. There's always both the good and the bad, as they logically compliment each other - and what subjective opinion...
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    Yet another great release by one of the extremely...

    Yet another great release by one of the extremely few progressive bands operating today.
  38. Yes, I guess everything kinda gets much better...

    Yes, I guess everything kinda gets much better once it's on Kscope.
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    Better not engage in anything near an actual...

    Better not engage in anything near an actual discussion, then. I suppose.
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    Strange how the (purported) greatness of a genre...

    Strange how the (purported) greatness of a genre which set out to be deemed by creative standards is instead apparently judged by commercial valor.

    First, the most advanced and often most...
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    ^ I was somehow under the impression that this...

    ^ I was somehow under the impression that this was the very point of it; to convert the material into something of a completely opposite, set standard. I bit like the Delta Saxophone Quattet's...
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    I really liked his work back in the 80s when I...

    I really liked his work back in the 80s when I was a "hard rock" fan. Now I can't stand it, but that goes with most of what I fancied then. His 'Still Got the Blues' turn was way worse, though.
    ...
  43. God Damn It. Seriously.

    God Damn It.



    Seriously.
  44. ^ That first Vortex is interesting enough, if a...

    ^ That first Vortex is interesting enough, if a tad too overtly 'Softsy' to my ears. The second one amazes on the strength of both the material itself and the large scope of professional...
  45. ^ Suslov plus drums and piano, I presume? It...

    ^ Suslov plus drums and piano, I presume?

    It really doesn't matter all that much; I believe the lineup is different on all three titles I've got by them, yet their almost equally interesting and...
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    Practically everything he posts is to some extent...

    Practically everything he posts is to some extent worthwhile.
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    Is his name Jarod Schreckberger?! ...

    Is his name Jarod Schreckberger?!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8rDlPy2-6M
  48. Thread: NP

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zowxN0i41yo ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zowxN0i41yo

    Along with Three Ragas, this was the first Shankar I got hold of. And it's still the one I pull out most often, i.e. every 11th year or so.
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    What was absolytt inkredipell in 1974 was that...

    What was absolytt inkredipell in 1974 was that although Dream Theater and Mabrillium hadn't even appeared yet (and they're very, very good and progressive and important!), there were ca. three bands...
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    ^ Yeah, but that one wasn't a) recorded formally...

    ^ Yeah, but that one wasn't a) recorded formally (as in a studio) or b) released officially except for 1991. I should know, I'm related to one of the Hades guys.

    "Gullkrona" is by far the best...
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    ^ Not least! :up

    ^ Not least! :up
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    I'm here hoping they'll go more sympho this time.

    I'm here hoping they'll go more sympho this time.
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    And arguably one of the greatest pieces achieved ...

    And arguably one of the greatest pieces achieved by any 'rock' project:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FjkLffnQjw
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    Fabulous year. This band set the standard not...

    Fabulous year.

    This band set the standard not for "British prog" but for what was even thinkable in 'serious' rock composition at large:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpq08WNa_SI
    ...
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    Listening again today, I can clearly hear why I...

    Listening again today, I can clearly hear why I find their debut to be most appealing. It basically presents all their aspects, and in so doing it pretty much succeeds as a stand-alone statement; if...
  56. And they certainly apply. I only discovered them...

    And they certainly apply. I only discovered them two years back after uncle Feigenbaum's toting. He always does that; kinda FORCES you to uncover stuff that you simply just HAVE to buy from him.
  57. ^ You're absolutely correct about the Vortex...

    ^ You're absolutely correct about the Vortex (second album, I reckon); truly one of the magnificent achievements of this late-70s "other" progressive scene in France, and one which went a long way in...
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    ^ Knowing myself fairly well, chances are...

    ^ Knowing myself fairly well, chances are imminent that I'll be spinning the whole thing (Onze Dances) during weekend drinks sometime very, very soon. Only to show that this album is seriously...
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    You'll certainly want the debut, which was...

    You'll certainly want the debut, which was equally genius albeit less obviously powerful. Probably even a tad more overtly surreal than the second one, though - which of course is carried away by the...
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    Kansas and Leftoverture are good. Song for...

    Kansas and Leftoverture are good.

    Song for America and Point of Know Return are OK.

    Masque and Monolith have their moments.

    A couple of later albums have a couple of moments. At their best...
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