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  1. 750.000 Fa...L'Amore? is a truly exceptional...

    750.000 Fa...L'Amore? is a truly exceptional song, and I wouldn't put anything beside it, you're right into that. In terms of "simple" songwriting I find myself very moved by Non Mi Rompete from Io...
  2. One of the instances when everything falls right...

    One of the instances when everything falls right in place to create a perfect masterpiece: Di Giacomo's voice reaches domains of emotion that are kept for the very few, the true artists.

    It is a...
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    I love the first two albums - and after all these...

    I love the first two albums - and after all these years they still sound fresh and very hard to describe or categorize. I get a strong VDGG vibe at places, possibly because of the sax-oboe/keys...
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    That's just a 60's classic, definitely ahead of...

    That's just a 60's classic, definitely ahead of its time.
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    As predicted/expected this is another excellent...

    As predicted/expected this is another excellent release. Shifting more towards kraut/space rock - there were signs of this in a song like Sonntag from Reflections From A Floating World. It suits them...
  6. I thought they were done, at least that's what's...

    I thought they were done, at least that's what's on ProgArchives. Autobuy for me. Very interesting band.
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    Νο. Ι like it too.

    Νο. Ι like it too.
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    Great band - saw them last month and they blew...

    Great band - saw them last month and they blew the building up. Looking forward to this.
  9. Thread: Elephant9

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    ^ I am sure you're a subject in other - royal? -...

    ^ I am sure you're a subject in other - royal? - perimeters too. Anyway, a romance is slowly being born

    (but you owe us the cat story. I am sure that Spyros would be very interested - I believe he...
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    Do not listen to Scrotum. Contrapasso kills!...

    Do not listen to Scrotum. Contrapasso kills! That's one of the freshest and most daring takes on prog-rock in our days.
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    I am.waiting for it to arrive, I.believe it's...

    I am.waiting for it to arrive, I.believe it's been shipped (my friend ordered 2 copies).
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    you like it?

    you like it?
  13. Thread: Elephant9

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    always liked Dungen, never loved them. Maybe I...

    always liked Dungen, never loved them. Maybe I haven't listened to the right album yet.

    But if I had los nueve elefantos playing in my hometown, I would never, never miss them. (and Seven Impale...
  14. Thread: Elephant9

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    just saw this: and the answer is no. I wasn't...

    just saw this: and the answer is no. I wasn't aware of its existence, but in any case I shopped this in the local store and it wasn't available there.
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    So, my vinyls of Psychedelic Backfire I and II...

    So, my vinyls of Psychedelic Backfire I and II are here and I listened twice, both times in one sitting. It makes for 8 times turning over the sides, but it's worth it. I just love these recordings,...
  16. Sweet!

    Sweet!
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    Good call - listening to it now. The first thing...

    Good call - listening to it now. The first thing that came to mind was "ok, they're doing this kind of music out of France too". Until I noticed they're French...
  18. My notebook has a very limited memory, and just...

    My notebook has a very limited memory, and just to scroll the thread after Svetie's YT posting is almost impossible. I am pretty certain that this has been explained to him before many times....
  19. Lol! Yes, of course I meant you.

    Lol! Yes, of course I meant you.
  20. just holes

    just holes
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    Cheer Accident: XX Elephant 9: Psychedelic...

    Cheer Accident: XX
    Elephant 9: Psychedelic Backfire I and II
  22. This thread is a like a Swiss cheese without the...

    This thread is a like a Swiss cheese without the cheese.
  23. You mean they're raiding your house at the...

    You mean they're raiding your house at the moment? :O
  24. It seems Sean is on holidays...

    It seems Sean is on holidays...
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    I don't mind :D

    I don't mind :D
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    Bobino is the one I know, and it's great - you'll...

    Bobino is the one I know, and it's great - you'll get to understand a lot of the comments made in here when you listen to it. All fair comments, but in my opinion they don't take account of the fact...
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    Zess

    Zess
  28. Banned

    Banned
  29. I really like Coma - Financial Tycoon. A great...

    I really like Coma - Financial Tycoon. A great Zapped Canterbury Kraut record.
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    Is Zess hitting the Top Ten charts? :D

    Is Zess hitting the Top Ten charts? :D
  31. But we're not talking about you, or anyone else...

    But we're not talking about you, or anyone else in the forum, whose love for music is already established. I believe we're talking about the youngsters. If you have kids, you might have noticed the...
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    It always seemed like a huge work in progress,...

    It always seemed like a huge work in progress, where all the motifs are blending into a single voicing upwards...
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    People need to forget about previous editions and...

    People need to forget about previous editions and their own expectations and listen to this as a 2019 release from a new band. Just the music. And then receive the great gift with open arms.
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    My best friend got his CD yesterday, so I was...

    My best friend got his CD yesterday, so I was expecting to listen to this next week (since I am waiting for the vinyl that appears in the autumn).

    But it's on YouTube - and I am listening to it...
  35. :up (...and I would even say life as its own...

    :up (...and I would even say life as its own reward)
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    ^ ok, thanks! I still haven't traced the Theusz...

    ^ ok, thanks! I still haven't traced the Theusz Hamtaahk part, anyone else to confirm this?

    Another Magma binge just started in the premises.
  37. Thread: Elephant9

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    Just got both of these puppies on vinyl! Good...

    Just got both of these puppies on vinyl!

    Good comments people. I also feel that the second disc is more of an Elephant9 + Fiske than an integral 4 persons band, and maybe I prefer the first disc...
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    I have to go with Zeuhlmate here: the record is...

    I have to go with Zeuhlmate here: the record is great. Yes, the sound is rough, but it also puts you right in the middle of the action - Vander is like throwing bricks in your face from the kit. The...
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    True, but 23euros per item isn't that bad. And...

    True, but 23euros per item isn't that bad. And they're all fantastic records.

    I would single out Jumbo-Vietato ai minori...reading the lyrics added another dimension to the music. This one could...
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    I've never had the slightest trouble with...

    I've never had the slightest trouble with connecting with either Lizard or Islands. Sure, they sounded weird, but progressive rock was supposed to sound weird in the first place. Exactly for this...
  41. Lol, I wanted to quote exactly this, but my...

    Lol, I wanted to quote exactly this, but my memory could not serve, and I wasn't at home to cheat by googling. Cheers!
  42. I am not at all opposed against this, although my...

    I am not at all opposed against this, although my confidence is less for sure. But definitely something big is stirring on the horizon.
  43. I believe the terms Right - Left are no longer...

    I believe the terms Right - Left are no longer any useful in interpreting - and creating - the new world. The old world is crumbling right in front our eyes, and what will take its place one can only...
  44. Happy Trails Gary...

    Happy Trails Gary...
  45. All the classic values of Western Civilization...

    All the classic values of Western Civilization are in the process of devaluing. Music, art, follow this downward spiral. The last man will get smaller and smaller, as Nietzsche predicted.
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    Very good news. I'll probably head for the...

    Very good news. I'll probably head for the bandcamp download since I doubt that the vinyl can reach Europe at a reasonable price.
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    Magma _ Inedits

    Sorry, no accent from this type of keyboard...

    I am listening to this for the first time and I am loving it. The sound is not that clear, but I don't mind at all. Excellent compositions and...
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    This kills!!!:rofl

    This kills!!!:rofl
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    I've been listening to this quite a lot...

    I've been listening to this quite a lot frequently, and I am loving it enormously. I sent the link to my good friend, who is a real composer and was not familiar with it. He said it's so good that he...
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    I understand "hooks" to be memorable musical...

    I understand "hooks" to be memorable musical phrases, or so I was told right in this forum.

    Memorable is subjected to a person's memory, therefore it has to be purely subjective. For example in my...
  51. thank you - although she's not credited in the...

    thank you - although she's not credited in the sources I am checking (I don't have the record).
  52. While waiting for August 30, I am listening now...

    While waiting for August 30, I am listening now to the original. The album does not have such a great reputation for some reason. On PEdro's Dowry I am most certain that I heard some harp playing,...
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    It's very-very good so thanks for bringing this...

    It's very-very good so thanks for bringing this up Scott. Despite the math-rock elements, this seems closer to some artsy post-punk like Pere Ubu or Fall to me, taking in mind that they write songs,...
  54. The Royce Hall has never been issued before? I...

    The Royce Hall has never been issued before? I took the chance to destroy music forever and listened to Revised Music on Spotify and it is absolutely stupendous.
  55. Waka Jawaka and Grand Wazoo (come on, look at the...

    Waka Jawaka and Grand Wazoo (come on, look at the cover!) will not do.

    I would suggest Burnt Weeny Sandwich.
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    Pitchfork says it's good, maybe they should...

    Pitchfork says it's good, maybe they should review some Ahleuchatistas or Yowie https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/black-midi-schlagenheim/

    ...but not as good as Beyonce's live album which gets...
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    My btf package just arrived. Along with vinyl...

    My btf package just arrived. Along with vinyl copies of Ys, Il Paese Dei Ballocchi, Semiramis, Celeste first, Vietato ai minori del 18 anno I stuffed Winstons latest. A lovely new record!
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    MaikH splendid report - that made me feel a...

    MaikH splendid report - that made me feel a furious envy for not being there. Cheers!
  59. Thread: Elephant9

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    The energy they're playing with it's like there's...

    The energy they're playing with it's like there's no tomorrow. By far their best release. (it's only 2 days away that I am getting this and bombard the whole block full volume on my stereo).
  60. :up

    :up
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