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    ^ Well, earlier some of his challenge was indeed...

    ^ Well, earlier some of his challenge was indeed to make "his own" of somewhat obvious influences (UZero/Magma and some Zappa on the "regular" albums, very much The Residents, Tuxedomoon, Coil,...
  2. It's a completely awesome album. Linda Hoyle...

    It's a completely awesome album. Linda Hoyle possessed at least three quite disparate levels of timbre, and displayed the technique of interlapping them through dubbing on the record - rendering the...
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    Even before the pandemic, this was becoming an...

    Even before the pandemic, this was becoming an established genre all of its own. "Tedious" seemingly being one of its main qualitative and defining criteria.

    Other than "neo" I can hardly find a...
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    :up

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  5. It's all coming to an end now, whether or not...

    It's all coming to an end now, whether or not it's untimely.

    Even after the so-called "reopening", the live scene here in Oslo (previous to the pandemic one of the capitals of creative current...
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    I bought Oscillospira half a year ago, but I've...

    I bought Oscillospira half a year ago, but I've honestly not had the time to listen to the entire thing more than a handful of times. And yet the damn madman already has another ultra-facceted...
  7. We've written somewhat extensively on the whole...

    We've written somewhat extensively on the whole Latin- and South-American scene in the past (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay and more), but the threads are scattered all over the place and...
  8. ^ The smokey mock-blues approach is one of the...

    ^ The smokey mock-blues approach is one of the assets I enjoy about them. Plus the hashedelic cockamany-jazz of stuff like "My Way" or "Marilyn Monroe"; not even Supersister would have delivered...
  9. Perhaps that's the label they know about.

    Perhaps that's the label they know about.
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    Sorry to hear about this. I'll spin The Underfall...

    Sorry to hear about this. I'll spin The Underfall Yard this evening.
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    Yep. The Best of The Move, their '74 A&M US...

    Yep.

    The Best of The Move, their '74 A&M US compilation of singles/hits/b-sides, remains one of the great anthologies of the era - and Lord knows there were lots of those (another tremendous one I...
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    Yeah. Truth be told, their alleged "prog"...

    Yeah. Truth be told, their alleged "prog" credential never reached far beyond that ubiquitous 'tron on the debut, although the intensity of those otherwise simple hard-rock tunes saves up for it....
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    By the one and only Dirk Bruinsma of Blast, Brown...

    By the one and only Dirk Bruinsma of Blast, Brown Vs. Brown and Otolithen, from '99. Math-core at its beginning, I suggest:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HV1G8-FPpk
  14. ^ Their output is still spectacular. And I mean...

    ^ Their output is still spectacular. And I mean in a near-sensational sense. Rarely did I hear as much live "life" in a contemporary group of this kind, and I mean in jazz-/art-rock circles...
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    As for Argent, they were worthy of pursuit no...

    As for Argent, they were worthy of pursuit no matter the "prog" quota. Start with Ring of Hands (IMO).
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    Argento must have been partly prog due to David...

    Argento must have been partly prog due to David Hemmings' input on Profondo Rosso and the latter's connection to Ashley Holt, who performed the multi-complex baritone fart-part of Journey to the...
  17. ^ Well, in a sense, Steve, I often tend to get a...

    ^ Well, in a sense, Steve, I often tend to get a serious mileage from some of those "one-offs" you released, whether commissioned studio-only projects or whatever. Boom is one, Ahvak another, plenty...
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    I've jammed over this one myself. As with...

    I've jammed over this one myself. As with "Whipping Post", "Dreams" or "Don't Keep Me Wondering" you don't really want to stop playing once you're in. I never experienced that with playing covers on...
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    Moe, everything after Helluva (and essentially...

    Moe, everything after Helluva (and essentially including some of that one too) is preposterously horrible. For more of that early Angel vibe, try Empire or Aviary or indeed that rather good sole...
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    ^ I don't think they define themselves as a 'prog...

    ^ I don't think they define themselves as a 'prog band' to begin with. I remember from the days of Shiny Eyed Babies and Say So they were quite outward about being an "indie" type of enterprise,...
  21. ^ Vrtacek was brilliant. One Thing After Another...

    ^ Vrtacek was brilliant. One Thing After Another was the first FE record I heard myself, receiving it for recension in a mag sometime half-a-life ago. Prior to this I basically knew him primarily...
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    Presumably because his previous albums were all...

    Presumably because his previous albums were all issued by the now (largely) defunct AltrOck.

    Steensland is a complete catch, artistically speaking. Very few - if any - Scandinavian...
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    ^ That first album is a certified mofo, with "The...

    ^ That first album is a certified mofo, with "The Tower" whipping out those repetitive rising riffs sporting a frantic chorus-yell above it. What a great opening to a rock record.
  24. Did anyone hear the new album yet? Moss Grew on...

    Did anyone hear the new album yet? Moss Grew on the Swords and Plowshares Alike?

    Granted I wasn't exactly crazy about the previous three of theirs, I'd like to know and learn about this one. Toby...
  25. Has any label as of late?

    Has any label as of late?
  26. You can have my grand uncle thrice removed, ol'...

    You can have my grand uncle thrice removed, ol' Trygve from Smla.



    And yeah, Soleil Zeuhl are obviously one of the great ones as well. ProgQubec were awesome. And Stupid Dick Records don't...
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    I believe there even was a faint...

    I believe there even was a faint Zappa-connection, production-wise and through Reprise Records.
  28. Used to love it. Still like it very much. And...

    Used to love it. Still like it very much.

    And it's not a narrative or linear "story arc" and hardly intends or pretends to be; rather it's a depiction through phases, episodes, events, incidents...
  29. The reason why Cuneiform is and was -THE- most...

    The reason why Cuneiform is and was -THE- most important label for progressive rock was that it actually dared/attempted and ultimately succeeded at taking the etymological virtue of "progressive...
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    I love this one, about one of my fave songs ever:...

    I love this one, about one of my fave songs ever:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X33YyowZZxQ
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    Jed, you should have sneaked up on him physically...

    Jed, you should have sneaked up on him physically and given him a wedgie.
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    I agree it's an excellent record, and especially...

    I agree it's an excellent record, and especially given the precise stylistic craving. They brought back intense identity and personal intimity to a tract altogether doomed to fall onto kitschy...
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    I absolutely love Dutch neo-prog. It's so...

    I absolutely love Dutch neo-prog. It's so creative and vital. I once saw a Dutch neo-prog group with a vocalist who wore a 19-inch fur hat on top for theatrical valor. Audiences simply stopped in...
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    A very good friend of mine likes Herrmann to the...

    A very good friend of mine likes Herrmann to the extent that she actually named her first son after him! That is, he's named Herman Bernard.

    That's him in her yoga-stomach right there...
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    I dunno. My fave Discipline is To Shatter All...

    I dunno. My fave Discipline is To Shatter All Accord, which would essentially work on all and every level no matter the "genre" to begin with. It's an astoundingly focused example of force in...
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    ^ Oh, thx! It'd be great to hear from them again....

    ^ Oh, thx! It'd be great to hear from them again. Infinite Ellipse still stands out as a candidate for "classic late 2000s progressive" status. I keep pulling it out for listening.
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    I worked for seven months at Kongsberg in 2013 -...

    I worked for seven months at Kongsberg in 2013 - a 2-hour commuter's fare from Oslo - and got to know a woman who counted Andrea Haugen (Nebelhexe) among her friends in the rather discreet old town...
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    I love the record and will buy the vinyl....

    I love the record and will buy the vinyl. Fabulous group.

    But to be among "the best [blah-blah] 'prog' releases of the 90s and on" I'd go for one of those countless releases by the numerous...
  39. Good, but to my ears The Public Execution of...

    Good, but to my ears The Public Execution of Mister Personality was even better and more varied in the songwriting department. "Reddy 4 Luv" makes me wanna get another girlfriend, although I promised...
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    ^ I like it, but then again I was always a sucker...

    ^ I like it, but then again I was always a sucker for this kind of thing. Very tight, energetic and harmonically demanding if rhythmically highly lineary. Some similarities to the Tone Dogs or...
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    Great singer in a fantastic band.

    Great singer in a fantastic band.
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    Precisely.

    Precisely.
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    :up All are welcome.

    :up

    All are welcome.
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    :doh

    :doh
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    That's from Open City, you asshole!

    That's from Open City, you asshole!
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    ^ Knowing your tastes, Chronometers and...

    ^ Knowing your tastes, Chronometers and Manna/Mirage would be right up your alley too.

    "Not Alone" (from 185) is one of my favorite recordings by any American band post-Mothers/Zappa. Paul Sears'...
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    ^ I have to say also that the latest Stranglers...

    ^ I have to say also that the latest Stranglers record is surprisingly good. Fine melodies and arrangements, and there's even that scent of "satirical" aggression which marked their first decade....
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    ^ But luckily that's still allowed. :up

    ^ But luckily that's still allowed. :up
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    Ok.

    Ok.
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    You misunderstand the term "inspired by". The...

    You misunderstand the term "inspired by". The latter means "attempting to sound exactly as, and with the same hat, hairdo and cosmetic". Not, for instance, "trying to be as artistically creative as"...
  51. I never perceived SGM as "dark". Highly...

    I never perceived SGM as "dark". Highly meta-aesthetic, sonically powerful and levelled at the post-postmodern, certainly - but not "dark".

    Extremely eclectic and artistic on a certain historical...
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    Btw, did any of you hear this? ...

    Btw, did any of you hear this?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RliaMUzL-IQ

    And just to think that this was actually transcribed from what a -band- initially played, as opposed to the opposite!
  53. 1981 was the year of Univers Zero's Ceux Du...

    1981 was the year of Univers Zero's Ceux Du Dehors, Dn's Eros, Material's Memory Serves and not least Deceit by This Heat. These were all genuinely potentially -revolutionary- rock records,...
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    I just played The Grand Sbam's "La Trace" from...

    I just played The Grand Sbam's "La Trace" from Furvent for the first time since buying it almost half a year ago, and this is insane. I don't believe there was ever anything quite like the overt...
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    Didn't he also do a rendition of that twisted...

    Didn't he also do a rendition of that twisted intro to "The Decay of Cities"?

    I always thought those skewed and bizarre chords rested on out-/retuning, and was quite set off on finally learning...
  56. Title track is a complete masterwork. If anyone...

    Title track is a complete masterwork. If anyone ever doubted after "Shade" or "Homburg", they got their dues of merit here. The string arrangement is simply extraordinary.

    But "Pilgrim's Progress"...
  57. As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade (1985)...

    As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade (1985) by Mark Stewart (solo) of The Pop Group - the latter also certified harbingers of music within "its own little world".
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    This makes me very sorry and renders me offended....

    This makes me very sorry and renders me offended.

    It's a kind of hatespeech.
  59. One of my top five Zappa releases overall. I...

    One of my top five Zappa releases overall. I never tire of this. The buildup into the explosive violin solo in "Little House I Used To Live In" is one of my absolute favourite moments of his music.
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    ^ I've seen Kido live in action twice, and it's...

    ^ I've seen Kido live in action twice, and it's an absolute revelation to do - especially when you're a guitarist yourself. I never saw the other two Jap axegods (Tsuneo Imahori of Tipographica and...
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