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    On second listen, this kills. Thanx Masco.

    On second listen, this kills. Thanx Masco.
  2. ^Thanks for the answer man. And I thought no one...

    ^Thanks for the answer man. And I thought no one had noticed my thought-provoking post, which is based on a generalization more or less, as all comments tend to. I don't disagree with what you say. I...
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    Like it.

    Like it.
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    The album is just excellent, and an essential BUY...

    The album is just excellent, and an essential BUY for lovers of traditional, symphonic prog. This is most easily shown in the second side of it: Il Cerchio del Commando is a beautiful song, evoking...
  5. and possibly "the path is clear though no eye can...

    and possibly "the path is clear though no eye can see".
  6. Writing songs is difficult, much more difficult...

    Writing songs is difficult, much more difficult in my opinion, than instrumental music - I am referring to rock music of course. Vocals and lyrics give less space for the pure musical creativity to...
  7. Sticky: Yeah, that had to be said. I would say it as a...

    Yeah, that had to be said. I would say it as a slight shift towards the mainstream.
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    There is a very beautiful My Favourite Things...

    There is a very beautiful My Favourite Things quote - the Coltrane version - and some Kansas- Journey to Mariabronne played on the distorted organ, and possible others. This is a fantastic reuse of...
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    Great player - highly influential for a...

    Great player - highly influential for a generation of early metal drummers. RIP.
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    There are some interesting musical quotes in...

    There are some interesting musical quotes in SEI's last track. I leave it as a quiz for you.

    The album is very good.
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    Did anyone suggest that Wobbler is mindless? Why...

    Did anyone suggest that Wobbler is mindless? Why don't you first read what the guy wrote. Or is that too much to ask?
  12. My habitus is Lana del Ray, so fuck this Stratos...

    My habitus is Lana del Ray, so fuck this Stratos guy. And this totally objective and progressive. She's got a good voice.
  13. @ss possibly the two greatest voices that Prog...

    @ss possibly the two greatest voices that Prog has ever produced. But I would feel much more assured with Jon Anderson and John Wetton striving with their lives to hit the correct notes, than with...
  14. Sticky: It's a very good album, but I prefer everything...

    It's a very good album, but I prefer everything that preceeded it.
  15. That's the first Banco album I got. It's great in...

    That's the first Banco album I got. It's great in my opinion, in particular the new version of Metamorfosi. I haven't listened to it since I got the Italian albums, but I did love it back then and I...
  16. I had dismissed this first one as not really...

    I had dismissed this first one as not really suitable to my taste, but it's quiet good actually, stuff like Estampie, you know.

    The one thing that spoils it is involuntary associations with...
  17. To me this ranks just a bit lower than the holy...

    To me this ranks just a bit lower than the holy triad of the first 3 albums (but didn't I say the same about PFM and Chocolate Kings? hmmm). Mainly for production reasons, it rocks less than the 3.
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    Sticky: Isthere a bandcamp link for it?

    Isthere a bandcamp link for it?
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    https://youtu.be/uCJj-tZ6c70

    https://youtu.be/uCJj-tZ6c70
  20. Really grateful for the responses Mike and Bob ...

    Really grateful for the responses Mike and Bob



    So you see my concern comes with a lot of self-interest, because you keep putting to words what wonders as unexpressed thought in my head. Yes,...
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    I need the new Maschera Di Cera, even if it...

    I need the new Maschera Di Cera, even if it sucks. I will lie and say it's a masterpiece.
  22. yes, of course. But my remark is more specific....

    yes, of course. But my remark is more specific. It's this guitar theme that first appears at around 4min of The Weird Wind, then dominates the scene from 5.45 for approximately one minute. This is a...
  23. Ι love Choco Kings. Maybe the strong Genesis...

    Ι love Choco Kings. Maybe the strong Genesis influence is underwhelming for such an accomplished band, but the sheer emotion expressed in songs like Harlequin, Paper Charms and From Under wins me...
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    ^ thanks Ian, I like this a lot (but it's a bit...

    ^ thanks Ian, I like this a lot (but it's a bit frustrating that we missed this upon release 2 years ago).
  25. The fact that Richard hasn't posted yet makes me...

    The fact that Richard hasn't posted yet makes me fear for his life. Or maybe he writes a two page treatise right now that we're speaking.

    Of course this is a stellar record. I have things to say...
  26. Both Chocolate Kings and Jet Lag are great in my...

    Both Chocolate Kings and Jet Lag are great in my opinion, they just pale in comparison to the absolute classics that the first 3 records are. Which isn't a shame.

    If you notice the Gnosis ratings...
  27. Does anyone else hears an Awaken Yes allusion in...

    Does anyone else hears an Awaken Yes allusion in Weird Wind at around the 6min mark?
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    What a beautiful punning stun that is! (and a...

    What a beautiful punning stun that is! (and a record too)
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    I had listened to the s/t Jericho some 5 years...

    I had listened to the s/t Jericho some 5 years ago a couple of times and blew me away, then forgot totally about it. It's a monster, and the comparisons you make are completely valid. Brilliant...
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    Yes, well put. It still feels like a missed...

    Yes, well put. It still feels like a missed opportunity though, like Captain guesting in a Zappa album, instead of a join of forces in the true sense of the word.

    I need to give it more listens...
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    I love it to tears.

    I love it to tears.
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    what part, the morsel? :p

    what part, the morsel? :p
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    I Totally agree with your remark. But in a sense...

    I Totally agree with your remark. But in a sense it also grasped the essence of the United States and the whole modern world like very few works of art have (including books, films etc).
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    I knew you'd like this Lol, although this...

    I knew you'd like this

    Lol, although this would be a cover-cover band, since Milli Vanilli were a cover band of themselves



    Those two words sound very pleasant when coming from certain...
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    This is particularly good ...

    This is particularly good https://titantotachyons.bandcamp.com/album/cactides

    2/3 of Zorn's Simulacrum (Matt Hollenberg and Kenny Grohowski) team with super-talented, super-beautiful guitar...
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    It's quite good, but I am not too thrilled. I...

    It's quite good, but I am not too thrilled. I expected something with more of an edge. Of course, it's just a track and it doesn't necessarily mean something for the rest of the album.
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    If by "don't have" you also mean "don't know",...

    If by "don't have" you also mean "don't know", you have to rectify this. Seriously, one of those 20 records I would grab to save first in case of a fire in the building.
  38. It's great, truly original music. I am happy...

    It's great, truly original music.

    I am happy to belong to a company of people that can appreciate this among the inexhaustible bulk of "new" music. I was prompted to this by a single remark of...
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    Fucking hell Spyros. This is astonishingly...

    Fucking hell Spyros. This is astonishingly beautiful.

    I intend to delve on the suggestions here when I get my ass back to bleak realities and away from sunbathed holidays. And - if possible - make...
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    I think this approach is the most interesting for...

    I think this approach is the most interesting for people like us - to me you can just say that this is his next record after Mockroot and ignore or appreciate what came within this 5 year span. This...
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    https://tigranhamasyan.bandcamp.com/album/the-call...

    https://tigranhamasyan.bandcamp.com/album/the-call-within

    New album is out!

    For the moment I will just say that this is very relevant musically to fans of progressive rock music. No ambient,...
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    No. You need to be completely naked, except for a...

    No. You need to be completely naked, except for a sunflower covering the genitals (...and a cape)
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    I enjoyed the little time we spent on friendly...

    I enjoyed the little time we spent on friendly terms Masco. Time to hit the ignore button.

    (Thank God I don't have to put a smiley for you - 9/10 people here would already be serving me an...
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    Frank is clever - I am jealous of this joke

    Frank is clever - I am jealous of this joke
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    15s is easy. It's Pawn Hearts, A Love Supreme,...

    15s is easy. It's Pawn Hearts, A Love Supreme, Kohntarkosz. Music you don't debate about.
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    The one which is absolutely stunning with every...

    The one which is absolutely stunning with every single listen is Be Good To Yourself. I still don't have a clue what they did there, but tracks like Bananas puts to shame all West Coast psych for me...
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    I wish I had the balls to shove a 15 for Rhinos,...

    I wish I had the balls to shove a 15 for Rhinos, Whinos, Lunatics. Good list Mr Fischer.
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    Rock'n'roll will never die. RIP Pete. Ufo carried...

    Rock'n'roll will never die. RIP Pete. Ufo carried the flag of heavy music almost on their own for 3-4 years.
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    Very sad. I believe that he shouldn't be way too...

    Very sad. I believe that he shouldn't be way too old for this shit to happen.

    Great band, and a great, essential part of it just left us.
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    It's the same here in Athens, Greece. And it's...

    It's the same here in Athens, Greece. And it's not even freezing - so that your balls drop and you pick'em up and put them in a jewel case - cold too.

    But I'd rather live in Oslo, as long as I...
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    Ok, so I guess the 12 bucks postage is not unfair...

    Ok, so I guess the 12 bucks postage is not unfair in this (jewel) case
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    Good news!

    Good news!
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    Great article, thanks

    Great article, thanks
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    Do you really mean this? No, these bands are very...

    Do you really mean this? No, these bands are very close to each other- with the exception of the Doors maybe. They all play traditional 70's symphonic prog. So, no, it's not a wide range of...
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    Yes, this is true. But they did it almost...

    Yes, this is true. But they did it almost simultaneously, so the music was very much alive and sparkling then. PFM belonged to the same cultural frame, and therefore created something way more...
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    I totally understand this, although I never had...

    I totally understand this, although I never had the rare privilege to watch them live. But it really sounds like a thing to be experienced in a live setting, and that any studio recording would not...
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    He's English, he's a trumpet player, he is a...

    He's English, he's a trumpet player, he is a composer and bandleader, he is associated big way with Zorn, his band's name is Gulgoleth (which makes HP Lovecraft blush with embarrassment) and you...
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    I rated Sus with a 13 in Gnosis and this one with...

    I rated Sus with a 13 in Gnosis and this one with a 12. These are pretty high ratings that I give very rarely - or never at all - for a current release. Sus is better, or more to my liking, too....
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    My personal favorites are the debut and the...

    My personal favorites are the debut and the latest. I really liked the way they sort of unleashed the beast in From Silence to Somewhere. Clearly they enjoyed themselves while doing it, and it tells...
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    I agree 100% with your 100% agreement, and...

    I agree 100% with your 100% agreement, and therefore I agree 100% with Bill.
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