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  1. :up

    :up
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    Of course, me too. But even without them, you get...

    Of course, me too. But even without them, you get songs and melodies of the highest order.
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    I've been listening to a lot of US 60's psych...

    I've been listening to a lot of US 60's psych recently, and I am just amazed at the quality of simple songwriting these bands had. On my turntable HP Lovecraft II is spinning at the moment, and...
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    Sticky: Good players, good music. It comes a bit samey as...

    Good players, good music. It comes a bit samey as a whole, but that is the case I think with many math rock bands.
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    Ravel is clearly influenced by Fripp. ...

    Ravel is clearly influenced by Fripp.




    Aren't they all?
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    Is there a vinyl of this?

    Is there a vinyl of this?
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    Thanks man. And if you don't mind me saying so,...

    Thanks man. And if you don't mind me saying so, I'd be glad to see you post some more judging from your contribution to this thread.
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    I don't know this!!! The hopeless darkness of...

    I don't know this!!! The hopeless darkness of dark ignorance.

    I am convinced that there is an ingredient in Earth's atmosphere that turns every sensitive person into a cripple of some form. To be...
  9. Thread: Elephant9

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    ok sir, thanks for the correction. EDIT: my...

    ok sir, thanks for the correction.

    EDIT: my local retailer brings this next week, so very soon I can see the credits and answer to all these mind-boggling questions.
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    I wasn't too impressed with earlier stuff either,...

    I wasn't too impressed with earlier stuff either, maybe I need to relisten.
  11. Thread: Elephant9

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    Vol 1 is trio, but I think there is a trio track...

    Vol 1 is trio, but I think there is a trio track in vol2 too.

    This is like Dave Stewart joining forces with Keith Emerson in a orgy of Hammond organ.
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    listen to the melody on the violin - it is...

    listen to the melody on the violin - it is exactly the same
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    Marrying Maiden is a huge disappointment, except...

    Marrying Maiden is a huge disappointment, except for the last couple of tracks. Don Dewey is Purple's Wring That Neck, no? I've heard in some cheap coffeehouse discussion that in exchange for Bombay...
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    A masterpiece of immense sensitivity and beauty.

    A masterpiece of immense sensitivity and beauty.
  15. Until All The Ghosts is the one that presents...

    Until All The Ghosts is the one that presents Anekdoten as a great rock band, beyond the early KC adoration, beyond even the pigeonholeing of prog-rock. The scope is greater: Shooting Star has some...
  16. Bump, so people notice that this is the thread...

    Bump, so people notice that this is the thread for the new Gong album. Everything else is officially unofficial.
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    Greatest Show on Earth is very good. But I...

    Greatest Show on Earth is very good. But I listened the double bill of Psychedelic Backfire on Spotify and truly it blew me away: some serious Emersonian, Canterburian psych onslaught. I can't wait...
  18. 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.
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  24. 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...
  26. 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...
  30. I couldn't disagree with what you say

    I couldn't disagree with what you say
  31. 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...
  32. 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,
  33. 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...
  34. Are we really discussing about this?

    Are we really discussing about this?
  35. 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.
  40. 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)
  42. 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,...
  47. 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.
  49. 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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