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  1. Thread: CD Rot

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    My collection is in multikilo class, too, and the...

    My collection is in multikilo class, too, and the only case of CD rot has been Now and Then by Easter Island, which was fine when bought new but became unplayable in just a few years. I later...
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    "Apocalyptic Otherness: Black Music and...

    "Apocalyptic Otherness: Black Music and Extraterrestrial Identity in the Music of Magma" by Kevin Holm-Hudson discusses "Köhntarkösz", among other things.
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    I bought the Metal Mind version second hand in...

    I bought the Metal Mind version second hand in the late 90s. I didn't know the band, but declared it a great purchase. Collage's plus points to many other neo acts of the time were rich arrangements,...
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    When I first saw that film about twenty years...

    When I first saw that film about twenty years ago, my first thought was: "Hey, did Asturias score this one?" :) They were accused of being a New Age Oldfield clone (if you take that as an...
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    I liked Holm-Hudson's book very much. Despite its...

    I liked Holm-Hudson's book very much. Despite its shortcomings, it was a good take on what the album has come to represent and it had some solid musical analysis to back up its idea, something you...
  6. Thread: Anyone's Daughter

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    No, it was Music Is Intelligence that reissued...

    No, it was Music Is Intelligence that reissued Adonis on CD in 1993. The next CD version was the 2010 remaster by Tempus Fugit which also restored the original LP cover.
  7. Thread: Anyone's Daughter

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    Well, I like In Blau a lot, though not as much as...

    Well, I like In Blau a lot, though not as much as Adonis, and I have no German background (and limited language skills). I haven't thought of the death and grief angle as being particularly salient...
  8. Thread: Anyone's Daughter

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    Werwolf and Tibet are rather mediocre, IMO,...

    Werwolf and Tibet are rather mediocre, IMO, though the latter has its moments, but I like the first Amenophis album, which I think is a damn good 80s symphonic work, even with low production values...
  9. Thread: Anyone's Daughter

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    I'll get me coat... :oops (Really should, it's...

    I'll get me coat... :oops

    (Really should, it's minus six outside).
  10. Thread: Anyone's Daughter

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    Yes, "Adonis" suite is one of my favourite tracks...

    Yes, "Adonis" suite is one of my favourite tracks by a German symphonic band, with the third and fourth part having some fantastic melodic material and all parts having great instrumental parts. I...
  11. Force Majeure: Total Eclipse (Hungary) Esa...

    Force Majeure: Total Eclipse (Hungary)
    Esa Kotilainen: Ajatuslapsi (Finland)
    Anna Själv Tredje: Tussilago fanfara (Sweden)
    Cybotron (Australia)
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    Yes, PE as a resource with some circuses on the...

    Yes, PE as a resource with some circuses on the side is an idea I can relate to. I've been following this forum since the early days of 2.0, but I only joined in 2010. Before I didn't feel I had...
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    Speaking of Finnish charts and a "wider scope",...

    Speaking of Finnish charts and a "wider scope", Pepe & Saimaa by the established pop singer Pepe Wilberg and the band Saimaa led by Matti Mikola went numeber one in 2014. Of course, it's just 70s...
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    Agreed, though I think Kenso's fusion influence...

    Agreed, though I think Kenso's fusion influence was at its strongest on the albums after the two releases Trane sampled. Though, I suspect that those albums would still sound too 80s for his tastes,...
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    Actually, Gerard's 80s and early-90s releases had...

    Actually, Gerard's 80s and early-90s releases had the above-mentioned Yukihiro Fujimura on guitar and Japanese vocals (with a stray English phrase thrown in here and there). The Canadian singer Robin...
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    I only recently became aware of this and obtained...

    I only recently became aware of this and obtained copy. Really great basic symphonic prog.
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    And a bit more organic than a lot of the...

    And a bit more organic than a lot of the contemporary Japanese releases, as that often seems to turn people off. It's an uneven release with a whole gamut of musicians and composers from various...
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    "Ken" is a comic synth-rock/AOR pastiche. It was...

    "Ken" is a comic synth-rock/AOR pastiche. It was actually made for a Comic Strip Presents parody of Charles Bronson-style action film - about Ken Livingstone! It's rather a slight song, IMO, but it's...
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    A prog related example of what I meant would be...

    A prog related example of what I meant would be "Twice Around the Sun" by Steve Hackett, or the loop heard during the refrain of Marillion's "Accidental Man". I'm sure there are many other examples,...
  20. Thread: Relayer (the band)

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    I got A Grander Vision second hand back in 1997,...

    I got A Grander Vision second hand back in 1997, and it was a pleasant surprise. Low-budget production, but well made and performed. The long title track stands still as a decent U. S. take on the...
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    I ordered Impending Ascension in 1995 on the...

    I ordered Impending Ascension in 1995 on the strength of a Keyboard review. I do like the long tracks ”Estadium Nacional” and ”Waterfront Weirdos” as a sort of delightfully pompous and rambling...
  22. Thread: Canarios "Ciclos"

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    I think it's brilliant, actually. Totally...

    I think it's brilliant, actually. Totally overblown, cheerfully anachronistic but well made rocking up of Vivaldi, but also stuffed full of ”original” material of every stripe from Gregorian chant to...
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    Proge is an abbreviation of progressiivinen rock,...

    Proge is an abbreviation of progressiivinen rock, the Finnish equivalent of prog. You are right in that the name is a mix of Finnish and English words. Spelling it as a compound word rather than a...
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    I'll just add that the sheet music does indeed...

    I'll just add that the sheet music does indeed give the lyrics as stated in the original post and the Nuclear Netclub lyrics page. Note that I don't know whether any of the band members participated...
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    Gustavson has told that his mental balance was...

    Gustavson has told that his mental balance was somewhat shaky at the time, and all the while Wigwam was letting down his expectations. He has cited not only the problems with getting (suitable) gigs...
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    Considering they've never played most of it live,...

    Considering they've never played most of it live, because it was too difficult to reproduce live - not bloody likely. The setlists I've seen from recent gigs seem to concentrate on the same "deep...
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    Måns Groundstroem is alive, though he has been...

    Måns Groundstroem is alive, though he has been essentially retired since 2004, when his psoriasis got so bad that he had to play bass with gloves on to protect what little unaffected skin he had...
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    I think the Nuclear Netclub transcription is from...

    I think the Nuclear Netclub transcription is from the Live album version of "Bless Your Lucky Stars", and as far as I can hear, it is pretty much accurate, though Pembroke riffs with the phrases a...
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    Actually, some of the instrumental parts in the...

    Actually, some of the instrumental parts in the middle of "Fallen Angel" appeared later practically unchanged on Gabriel's "Come Talk to Me". A great song, and a great album, I agree. The track "Go...
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    M... RIP.

    M...

    RIP.
  31. Where did you hear that? None of her comments...

    Where did you hear that? None of her comments suggest I've read suggest that it was directly about Del Palmer (not an husband, but her partner at the time).
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    :D "That's avant-garde, man!" Now, just...

    :D "That's avant-garde, man!"

    Now, just confess: when you switched on the actual EP, we're you feeling just a tiny bit disappointed with the music in comparison? ;)
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    Totally OT, but a Finnish music paper had to do a...

    Totally OT, but a Finnish music paper had to do a retraction because of something similar just the other week. A local rock artist was somewhat baffled by a three-star review of his latest album,...
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    Weisses Gold and Reise zum Mittelpunkt des...

    Weisses Gold and Reise zum Mittelpunkt des Menschen (where would that be, somewhere in the small intestine?) are very good albums, though I prefer the former, even with the rambling narration. They...
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    So would I. Though of course, Phillips hasn't...

    So would I.

    Though of course, Phillips hasn't totally disowned Invisible Men, so he's obviously not a true Anthony Phillips fan. So screw the lot of them!
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    Seconded. "The Cause of Labour Is the Hope of the...

    Seconded. "The Cause of Labour Is the Hope of the World" is a terrifically uplifting tune, and the rest of The Miners' Hymns is great too. Fordlandia has a lot of that same simple emotional grandeur...
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    My information comes mainly from Mikko...

    My information comes mainly from Mikko Meriläinen's excellent band biography Wigwam (Nemo, 2006). The description of events is based on fresh interviews of people involved, including Österberg's...
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    The Universal Migrator could qualify as well. The...

    The Universal Migrator could qualify as well. The protagonist apparently doesn't physically move to another time, but does visit past lives and eras via hypnosis.
  39. A great album and still far the best one Jadis...

    A great album and still far the best one Jadis have made. It's interesting that not only does it have a lot of strong, infectious melodies, they are mostly worked out and developed through...
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    Yes, I think the idea is that they travel to...

    Yes, I think the idea is that they travel to stars at supraluminal speeds, thinking that centuries will pass on Earth while they are still happily whizzing along, only a few years older. Instead,...
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    Suicide. Ronnie Österberg hanged himself in his...

    Suicide. Ronnie Österberg hanged himself in his home in Espoo on December 6th 1980. His children found him. Apparently, his five-year old son was holding the family's copy of In the Court of the...
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    Ange: the last couple of songs of Au dela du...

    Ange: the last couple of songs of Au dela du delire (strictly speaking re-incarnation, but with a continuity of memory)
    Dream Theater: "The Killing Hand"
    Eloy: Power and the Passion, Dawn partially...
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    A quote from Pohjola (circa 2000): "[Zappa] was...

    A quote from Pohjola (circa 2000): "[Zappa] was really a fantastic music maker, which in itself is no guarantee of anything. For example, I've never listened to Zappa's favourite composer Edgar...
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    Zappa is one of those artists that everybody here...

    Zappa is one of those artists that everybody here seems to adore but who largely fails to connect with me. I can certainly appreciate his talent and energy on an intellectual level, most of his work...
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    Fairyport generally sounds rather muffled. It has...

    Fairyport generally sounds rather muffled. It has been blamed on the multiple submixes needed to realise some of the rather complex arrangements on many songs with just the four tracks available in...
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    I am in no place telling anyone whether they...

    I am in no place telling anyone whether they should stick with a work or not, as few people generally share my tastes (the on-going discussion on the death of rock music is just illustrating how out...
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    I don't think he was very popular (anymore) here...

    I don't think he was very popular (anymore) here in Finland, but he was well known (even by me) and his death was covered in the media.

    While these days we tend to equate "pop(ular) music" with...
  48. Thread: Creepy soundtracks

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    To be precise, there was a full orchestral score...

    To be precise, there was a full orchestral score for the film composed by Hans Erdmann. Recordings of that do not exist and a lot of the score had been lost. There is, however, a pretty good...
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    Time, the 2013 comeback album by Amenophis has a...

    Time, the 2013 comeback album by Amenophis has a fair amount of it. I suppose Wolfgang Vollmuth has never been the strongest singer in the world, so they have opted to "improve" his performance since...
  50. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    All Mike & The Mechanics material was written...

    All Mike & The Mechanics material was written collaboratively. On the first four albums, Rutherford wrote each song with either producer Chris Neil or B. A. Robertson. This inclued all the radio...
  51. Thread: Popol Vuh

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    No, much later by the sound of it, probably from...

    No, much later by the sound of it, probably from the 21st century. As is Affenstunde's bonus track, and the same probably applies to many of the other bonus tracks on various SPV re-releases. They...
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    Peter Gabriel's fourth album not only lists all...

    Peter Gabriel's fourth album not only lists all the synths he used but also the specific Fairlight samples used on song-to-song basis. At least the LP and the original CD do. Though the remastered CD...
  53. Thread: Rush Demos Thread

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    Yes, according to Lee, Peter Collins persuaded...

    Yes, according to Lee, Peter Collins persuaded them to start using a guide track with a click, working up the arrangement around that, then recording just the drums and finally replacing and...
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    "Wait for it, lads. Once that pigeon comes a...

    "Wait for it, lads. Once that pigeon comes a little bit closer, I'll open the window and then you can pounce."
  55. I think my view of Fabulis Mirabilibus de...

    I think my view of Fabulis Mirabilibus de Bombycosi Scriptis is always coloured by the fact that it came after Esoptron, which, to me, was an incredibly disappointing regression to their early hard...
  56. Thread: Kenso

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    Of course it should be re-recorded - with all...

    Of course it should be re-recorded - with all keyboard and drum sounds generated with a Nokia 5310's sound chip. Presets only or it's not authentic!

    Seriously, I like most of the sounds used on...
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    I don't need to spend more time with it, I...

    I don't need to spend more time with it, I already know it's great! :D It and Svitanie are my favourite Modrý Efekt releases and I don't really prefer one over the other. It's the contrast in sound...
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    It is mentioned in Marillion Separated Out that...

    It is mentioned in Marillion Separated Out that apart from the drums, almost everything else on Real to Reel was touched up in the studio. The mixing engineer comments suggest that the vocals were a...
  59. Thread: RIP Marián Varga

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    Some of Varga's early experimentation could also...

    Some of Varga's early experimentation could also be seen as subversive, considering the time and circumstances that he was doing it in. Rocking up and scrambling classical themes must have raised a...
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    I have a pretty good tolerance for eighties...

    I have a pretty good tolerance for eighties synth-pop sound, but I still think Skin is not a success in the production department. This tends to distract a bit. But I agree that most of the...
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