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  1. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown absolutely...

    The Crazy World of Arthur Brown absolutely belongs. The entire side 1 of their album was a conceptual narrative as elaborate as anything else attempted in rock at the time (spring '68), and it's...
  2. I absolutely agree. During their "prog" heyday of...

    I absolutely agree. During their "prog" heyday of 1977-81 they were simply trying so hard that their stylistic shortcomings got all too obvious. And still I somehow keep enjoying much - not all - of...
  3. I'm always doing that. I'm old and senile.

    I'm always doing that. I'm old and senile.
  4. This was a great thread:...

    This was a great thread: https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/13064-Lesser-known-Canadian-prog?highlight=Obscure+Canadian

    Opus-5, Conventum, Miriodor, Sloche, Maneige, Harmonium,...
  5. Kudos, Aymeric! I only read it in English...

    Kudos, Aymeric!

    I only read it in English (back on release), but it's a great one. I took particular note in his telling of how most of his wider (European) family perished in the Holocaust, and...
  6. Creepy crowth, sinister reptile lofty coil and...

    Creepy crowth, sinister reptile lofty coil and deathlike.
  7. ^ The one with "I Had Too Much to Dream Last...

    ^ The one with "I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night" as opener? Man, that's an exquisite garage-psych enterprise if there ever was one, but I really don't hear the immediate relevance.

    Underground,...
  8. ^ If you're thinking of Mass In F Minor, that's a...

    ^ If you're thinking of Mass In F Minor, that's a glorious record.
  9. I went back to listen tonight, and not only does...

    I went back to listen tonight, and not only does it still hold up but it absolutely slays. I usually play it about once a year, but oh lord - this is one immensely powerful statement in rock music.
    ...
  10. No! You'll listen MORE, Moe! :yell You'll...

    No! You'll listen MORE, Moe! :yell


    You'll commence ten years from now.
  11. While I don't find it "creepy", it's most...

    While I don't find it "creepy", it's most definitely one of those startoffs that unequivocally signals "seriousness" to proceedings.

    Quite possibly one of the ten-or-so greatest openings to any...
  12. Going back now, that's a pretty wild thread. ...

    Going back now, that's a pretty wild thread.

    We had a similar one on Cervello's Melos, IIRC.
  13. We've had shitloads of discussions on this! I...

    We've had shitloads of discussions on this! I always enjoyed the singular "feature"-thread on it a few years back:...
  14. While still an excellent timepiece of an album,...

    While still an excellent timepiece of an album, I'll actually have to adjust and moderate my stand on the matter; today I'd pick A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado for starters. It'd may be...
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    It's the most sincerely intense rock record ever,...

    It's the most sincerely intense rock record ever, mostly due to the degree of sheer -dedication- in their attack of sound. You can practically sense the menace and cultural peril in contemporary...
  16. Here's what I posted in the thread on 'Group and...

    Here's what I posted in the thread on 'Group and orchestras', more specifically as response to Udi (Koomran) concerning Days of Future Passed and why In the Court of the Crimson kind of appears to...
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    The second Mar de Robles release, Indigena from...

    The second Mar de Robles release, Indigena from 2008 IIRC, is excellent.

    Ergo Sum are alright, especially Mixolidio.

    Marvellous modern progressive from Chile, for me, would be Matraz...
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    Dance of the Flames was the first Guru I got....

    Dance of the Flames was the first Guru I got. Purchased for 10 NOK (ca. 1$) at what was practically an indoors scrapyard in Bergen sometime in 1991; a completely soiled vinyl copy sans innersleeve. ...
  19. ^ Absolutely correct, but as with classics by...

    ^ Absolutely correct, but as with classics by Gilberto Gil and Raul Seixha, Esquina kinda transcends all others here - and goes way into the beyond.

    However, it still need inclusion also for the...
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    Their finest after Next. IMO.

    Their finest after Next.

    IMO.
  21. ^ Start with the "usual" recommendations; Acabou...

    ^ Start with the "usual" recommendations; Acabou Chorare (1972) by Novos Baianos, Secos e Molhados (debut from 1973), Caetano Veloso (s/t from 1969), Tom Zé's Grande Liquidacao (1968) and Matanca do...
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    True. I've even seen it (the Bloody Tourists...

    True. I've even seen it (the Bloody Tourists album) referred to as "[...] the first vehemently politically-uncorrect major artist UK pop record". Listening back it's certainly a cynically witty...
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    Yeah. But plenty of their songs were intended...

    Yeah.

    But plenty of their songs were intended as parody - or to be more specific on the fine line amidst pastiche and parody. The difference between which is that the former expression doesn't...
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    Sheet Music is brilliant. How Dare You! is...

    Sheet Music is brilliant.

    How Dare You! is excellent.

    The Original Soundtrack is very good.

    10CC is good.

    Deceptive Bends is alright.
  25. One of the top-10 Brazilian rock albums overall,...

    One of the top-10 Brazilian rock albums overall, and also one of the top-10 acid-rock records from South America.

    Its rawness never ceases to amaze me on listening, yet it's still such a...
  26. He's a systemic music librarian.

    He's a systemic music librarian.
  27. OMG, it's pure subversive evil death hell! Oh,...

    OMG, it's pure subversive evil death hell! Oh, no!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH-X9Ifiwf0
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    Moe, is that new tribute to Wish You Were Here on...

    Moe, is that new tribute to Wish You Were Here on the beautifully entitled Cleopatra Records one of your fave records? There's Rich Clayderman, prog arpeggio virtuoso.
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    They were initially part of the (surprisingly)...

    They were initially part of the (surprisingly) burgeoning neo-psychedelic scene in Greece during the 90s, but soon stood out. A Gift For Your Dreams from 2007 is excellent; a merger of retro-proto...
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    Frank, I hadn't noticed. I will close down shop....

    Frank, I hadn't noticed. I will close down shop.

    Go back to dull Sats' spinning of Neal Wilson and Kenny Rogers. They're a bit prog too.
  31. ^ Precisely! :up Is he up to anything new...

    ^ Precisely! :up

    Is he up to anything new these days? I guess we could reckon the whole "contemporary Israeli 'prog' scene" pretty defunct now, but surely some of these cats must be active in...
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    Look, you mofo S.O.B., there's nothing called...

    Look, you mofo S.O.B., there's nothing called 'aboslute'. Shape up! A drop of ouzo left in the freezer, so I'm doing that.

    Now playing the second Axis (vinyl), Iraklis (double vinyl), Abaton (the...
  33. The completely great Insatiable by The Stick Men...

    The completely great Insatiable by The Stick Men comin' up.

    No, not the power-fusion Stick Men with Levin in it, but a goofy, surrealist avant-punk group from early-to-mid 80s Philly. It's an...
  34. ^ Wow. Makes it all the more sad about...

    ^ Wow. Makes it all the more sad about Eisenberg's recent passing. Thx for the link, Udi.
  35. ^ Cress is nowadays apparently a professor...

    ^ Cress is nowadays apparently a professor emeritus of percussions at the Hochschule in Hamburg. I've known a handful of conservatory-trained musicians in my day here in Norway, and they -all- kept...
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    Well, to be specific, it's their "alter ego-band"...

    Well, to be specific, it's their "alter ego-band" The International Tussler Society who released those quite interesting two records. One in 1994 and the other in 2004, I believe.

    Bent Sćther and...
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    Lobotomizer back in very late 1991. It contained...

    Lobotomizer back in very late 1991. It contained too much of their previous squatter-core approach to really make an impression. Honestly they didn't until I got Timothy's Monster on release back in...
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    But luckily, Jordsjř are a Norwegian band. They...

    But luckily, Jordsjř are a Norwegian band. They wouldn't take anything to heart except for the shame of not fulfilling or obliging. From my experience as both former musician and music-writer,...
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    Very nice. :ipa Have you ever considered...

    Very nice. :ipa

    Have you ever considered sending some of these recensions to the artists in question?
  40. Curt Cress? Bill, do you honestly imply that you...

    Curt Cress? Bill, do you honestly imply that you never took note of his seminal playing on albums like Cross-Collateral?

    Any band donning input by a player like Volker Kriegel could hardly show...
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    ^ It had to do with accusations and allegations...

    ^ It had to do with accusations and allegations of overt bad sense of judgment and reasoning, although you didn't really specify. You simply saw it adequate to deem his input "bad".

    You should...
  42. Just listened to it - I merely forgot to mention!...

    Just listened to it - I merely forgot to mention! A good one that too. A bit uneven in spots, but what's good on there is phenomenal.
  43. I can see the logic, but I think it's important...

    I can see the logic, but I think it's important to remember that back in the second half of the 80s it would be futile to market or promote or even namecheck anything as "prog-rock", so naturally It...
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    The great thing about Sean is that he brought us...

    The great thing about Sean is that he brought us the invaluable ProgQuébec. So his words matter and aren't picayune. :up
  45. ^ To me, Jed, Mirage was the defining Camel album...

    ^ To me, Jed, Mirage was the defining Camel album precisely because they tend to 'rock out' there while still remaining fully adventurous in form and content.

    I remember Trond Gjellum (of...
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    ^ Papers here in Norway are complaining that they...

    ^ Papers here in Norway are complaining that they hardly even had the time to listen to and review the previous 'psycho before this new one. It still got rave recensions! Kingdoms, I mean.

    The...
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    ^ That's pretty weird, I guess. Facceted still. ...

    ^ That's pretty weird, I guess. Facceted still.

    Mexico always had them comin'; Culto Sin Nombre, Decibel, Nazca, Ledesma, Banda Elastica, Cabezas Di Cera, High Fidelity Orch.

    Did you ever hear...
  48. ^ The lightness of detail is one of its most...

    ^ The lightness of detail is one of its most intimate assets. Pure sophistication; every note counts.

    They were truly both "indebted" and totally contemporary at the same time. Listenable yet...
  49. These musicians - like so many others on the Rune...

    These musicians - like so many others on the Rune Gram label - are from the 'Trondheim (conservatory) jazzlinja' circuit (a highly prominent institution of music education here in Norway) and so tend...
  50. "Modern" Israeli this afternoon. Some cheap...

    "Modern" Israeli this afternoon. Some cheap brandy, a drop of Amaretto and a bit better Scotch in time, for now I'm enjoying some half-bitter Spanish cider (Fonciello) - which is lighter and less...
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    ^ Iridule is stupendous. To master/muster...

    ^ Iridule is stupendous.

    To master/muster such insanely compressed density of notes in an ensemble-setting is an achievement in itself, but to actually make it come alive as they do - now that's...
  52. That's the title track, of course -...

    That's the title track, of course - "Contrappunti" itself. The greatest thing they ever did, IMO, and I'm not merely saying that because I'm an overt fan of more advanced types of "prog". But as with...
  53. My fave Orme by far. More aggressive and frantic...

    My fave Orme by far. More aggressive and frantic than their earlier stuff, more compositionally dense as well. I got this one and Florian on the same occasion, and those remain my faves.
  54. I'd say lovely albums for "[...] later day prog"...

    I'd say lovely albums for "[...] later day prog" would be almost unbearably many, seeing as "later day" appears to comprise several decades and this "prog" thing by definition tends to develop...
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    ^ Magma and much other -radical- Zeuhl certainly...

    ^ Magma and much other -radical- Zeuhl certainly passes for avant-progressive in my book. Just like -some- assorted Canterbury does.

    On the other hand, in contrast to what one might think, there...
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    I found it in a crate at a library. [True...

    I found it in a crate at a library.


    [True story; swear!]

    But these days I only find myself listening to Golden Section if at all.
  57. If anything, Moe, it's surely not just another...

    If anything, Moe, it's surely not just another argument of keeping discussion on the trace of things Genesis/Yes/KCrimso/Sympho-related. All roads relate back to In teh Court of the Court.
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    Voyage Limpid Sound - Electronically Enhanced...

    Voyage Limpid Sound - Electronically Enhanced Dream


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-RoUBQGpn0&list=OLAK5uy_mZUW7gPp0K_XVJ7va5xCtvcBOiIKzs66U&index=12
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    Eastern Saturday, ouzo and Greek progressive...

    Eastern Saturday, ouzo and Greek progressive again.

    The aboslute classic Kostas Tournas Aperanta Chorafia. For those not in the know; I believe I mentioned this in an earlier post on this thread,...
  60. Ian wants Bite the Bone.

    Ian wants Bite the Bone.
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