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    This was the first one of theirs I got, back in...

    This was the first one of theirs I got, back in 1988 when I was 17 y.o. Already having easily transitioned and adapted from 60s psych onto 70s progressive, I realized pretty quickly on listening to...
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    Best quote ever. :up

    Best quote ever. :up
  3. ^ Quite possibly my single fave Acrux. Nothing...

    ^ Quite possibly my single fave Acrux. Nothing ever sounded like this, not even within the more obscure realms of math-rock. To have music as "insect-swarm-like" in tonal texture come out as...
  4. Wow!! :up

    Wow!! :up
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    ^ Both Udi and Ian and I kept championing Make a...

    ^ Both Udi and Ian and I kept championing Make a Rising a decade back +, probably before you joined. We had at least a couple of full threads on them.

    They were, at the time, the leading lights...
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    I keep hearing that mentioned, but to be honest I...

    I keep hearing that mentioned, but to be honest I can't truly detect it in the music. They were by 1975-76 (particularly on Mental Notes) a far more musically accomplished and artistically determined...
  7. It's Grigsby's homage to Stan Kenton, right? Some...

    It's Grigsby's homage to Stan Kenton, right? Some of those passages harken back to references of even the earliest works of Kenton (1930s!), but Grigsby himself is so layered in originality that...
  8. "You Don't Know" is what John Kay keeps singing...

    "You Don't Know" is what John Kay keeps singing in "Magic Carpet Ride". It's obtuse as shit'n'hell.
  9. ^ Molvær's Khmer was definitely an embryo. ...

    ^ Molvær's Khmer was definitely an embryo.

    Molvær also contributed to the Elephant Song project by Rune Kristoffersen himself (the man behind Rune Grammofon) in 1993, which was a peculiar blend of...
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    This has already been the reality of popular...

    This has already been the reality of popular music's cultural logistic for 40+ years. There hasn't been any "grand terrain" since the 70s, which is only one of the reasons why the expectancy and/or...
  11. ^ Absolutely outstanding album, arguably J....

    ^ Absolutely outstanding album, arguably J. Grigsby's finest achievement.

    For "Scarfnet" and "Narcotic Lollipop" he finally got to realize his ensemble-visions with a grander grant to allow for...
  12. I like it very much, but its overt virtuosity and...

    I like it very much, but its overt virtuosity and cleanliness can be menacing and mean in the face of a "proggy-progger" like me. I far prefer the raunch and attack of Hymn.

    Together with the...
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    ^ Moe, are you not acquainted with the early 2-3...

    ^ Moe, are you not acquainted with the early 2-3 records of Split Enz? Some of the very best bonafide progressive rock from down under, if you ask me.

    The first two Crowdeds are fabulous as well,...
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    ^ Ol' scary Chris would probably have downed her...

    ^ Ol' scary Chris would probably have downed her with incessive, fast-paced references to the Althusser vs. Gadamer-debate and whether eating meat was actually a morale decode-sense of behaving in a...
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    One of my fave parts from The World Is a Problem...

    One of my fave parts from The World Is a Problem is that tiny bit where John Greaves leaves and/or is made to leave the band and stacks up in one of Richard Branson's apartments and enjoys the Brans'...
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    ^ My personal fave as well. It used to be Western...

    ^ My personal fave as well. It used to be Western Culture, but in the end I found Unrest unbeatable. I can hear it many times in a row and still not get enough, and not because I keep 'discovering...
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    The long-winded ending of that piece, which may I...

    The long-winded ending of that piece, which may I add comes out as far less obviously perfectionist than much composed Cow (for instance the whipped, clean guitar chords at the start of "Gloria...
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    ^ Stryper and Faster Pussycat, Moe! :mad

    ^ Stryper and Faster Pussycat, Moe! :mad
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    From the boxset it's probably Bremen ("New...

    From the boxset it's probably Bremen ("New Suite"!) or Trondheim for me. I really dislike the manner in which they have sectioned "Erk Gah" into several parts on the Stockholm CD, although the music...
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    Geldof, like many other first-generation punks at...

    Geldof, like many other first-generation punks at the time, was outspoken in his "anti-prog" bias - and while he according to himself "softened" later and even admitted to owning Cat Steven's Tea For...
  21. ^ Al Di Meola was perfect for the "clinical"...

    ^ Al Di Meola was perfect for the "clinical" virtuosity of Romantic Warrior, but wouldn't have stood a chance at the obtuse rawness so omnipresent on Hymn.

    IMO.
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    Expensive Shit is one of his defining albums,...

    Expensive Shit is one of his defining albums, much in the way that Maggot Brain practically represents all assets of Funkadelic. It used to be available on a twofer with the followup, He Miss Road,...
  23. ^ I went home from work early today to have some...

    ^ I went home from work early today to have some drinks and scroll arbitrarily through allthings vaguely defined as "progressive" from the past 20 years or-so in Norwegian rock/contemporary. Grey...
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    An absolute disgrace of extreme magnitude so far...

    An absolute disgrace of extreme magnitude so far beyond the hills of comprehension that even Stephen Hakwing's skull's top lid popped off and landed upside down to serve as a blood-tomato soup-bowl....
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    They're pretty damn inimitable, yes. And as...

    They're pretty damn inimitable, yes. And as informed by 60s psychedelia, The Residents, movie soundtrack composers and music from children's TV shows as they are by the more experimental end of...
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    ^ Interestingly, they partly broke up and lay...

    ^ Interestingly, they partly broke up and lay dormant for a decade until apparently recuperating for a bunch of shows in the Philly- and Boston-areas in 2019/early 2020. According to Discogs they're...
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    ^ Regarding these last 20 years, Infinite Ellipse...

    ^ Regarding these last 20 years, Infinite Ellipse is a top-15 album for me. I bought three copies of that; gave one away and keep the other two in different locations. Hooray.
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    ^ Like Guided By Voices and a handful others from...

    ^ Like Guided By Voices and a handful others from that generation, the 'psychos have consistently released at least one full album a-year since the beginning. It's hard - sometimes very hard - to...
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    No, but my latest Wayside order spent 2 1/2...

    No, but my latest Wayside order spent 2 1/2 months on the road before reaching me, and I still had to pay surplus value taxes at the counter of the shop where I collected the package. Here in Norway...
  30. My fave. Bill Connors rules.

    My fave. Bill Connors rules.
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    I've been watching old X-files episodes ever...

    I've been watching old X-files episodes ever since the Christmas holidays some seven weeks back, and today I reached the finale (ep. 22) of season 7, in which Dean Haglund's character "Ringo" Langley...
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    Who the hell is this FELA FELA guy anyway? ...

    Who the hell is this FELA FELA guy anyway?

    The extreme importance of who's in and/or out of the R&RHOF concerns a formal confirmation of tribal adherence, Steve. Folx are either with us or...
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    ^ Oh shitter, yeah! I'll never forget that night.

    ^ Oh shitter, yeah! I'll never forget that night.
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    ^ Ennio pales next to that Arc of Life.

    ^ Ennio pales next to that Arc of Life.
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    ^ Have to say that I only keep the original Deram...

    ^ Have to say that I only keep the original Deram vinyl version of The Polite Force, but it's one of the best-sounding 1970 rock albums I own. With some other keys-based groups the challenge was...
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    It is, but with double + duration. Recorded AFAIK...

    It is, but with double + duration. Recorded AFAIK by Hans Voigt and Frode Holm of ol' Compendium Records. All improvised, I believe.

    But Willy Nilson won't remix or trix it, although 'em Cows now...
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    ^ "All Hail" was a single (IIRC), also included...

    ^ "All Hail" was a single (IIRC), also included on the absolutely fantastic Recommended Records Sampler (2LP) in 1982. It's a hard-hitting, grooving, melodious and -binary- tune in style with the...
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    As is indeed the actual ability to do so, and...

    As is indeed the actual ability to do so, and especially in light of general self-insight: http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=1159462

    Why not just write: "I hate it 'cause I don't...
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    I just saw. Can't believe it.

    I just saw.

    Can't believe it.
  40. First album was very good. Detta and Glue were...

    First album was very good. Detta and Glue were almost uniformly great. Sersophane was pretty good.

    Later: not bad, just neither too rewarding listens to my ears.
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    That album he did about a decade back with Jac...

    That album he did about a decade back with Jac Berrocal and some third French guy, Superdisc or what, was actually very listenable. Sad to hear about his passing.

    I only had one other Tazartès...
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    It's nothing like Saddle at all, but I'd go with...

    It's nothing like Saddle at all, but I'd go with the direct followup, Paradise from '96. It's probably not among their most 'popular' releases with hardcore fans, as it's neither as raw as the...
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    I'm spinning the sole Chakra (vinyl reissue)...

    I'm spinning the sole Chakra (vinyl reissue) album for the first time in a very long time, and I have to say that this is much better than I remembered. A kinda quirky take on the more accessible...
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    ALL of the records Cuneiform have issued with C-A...

    ALL of the records Cuneiform have issued with C-A have been amongst their best ones, IMHO. And I'm not saying this to suck up to uncle Steve or anything.

    Fear Draws remains a fave because it chews...
  45. I was sitting listening to Pinhas' Rhizosphere...

    I was sitting listening to Pinhas' Rhizosphere when you posted this, but then I went and fetched my ol' 80s reissue of Moontan and fired it off.

    It's a fabulous slice of "cerebral boogie/hard...
  46. ^ I'm surprised bars are even open. Here in Oslo...

    ^ I'm surprised bars are even open. Here in Oslo all public commercial consumption of alcohol has been closed since early November. A few restaurants keep going but they aren't serving any drink....
  47. We vikings make our own rules with tools of our...

    We vikings make our own rules with tools of our own drinks, buddy. Interestingly, the dude at the store proclaimed how this was "The album of the year!", and while I promptly and rudely proceeded to...
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    ^ Never saw them. Closest I got was when I bought...

    ^ Never saw them. Closest I got was when I bought ticket for one of the Carmaux RIOs but eventually had to sell the thing away to an acquaintance who ended up not going anyway. I also remember 7-8...
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    I really dislike that Atlantide album, I have to...

    I really dislike that Atlantide album, I have to say. But I'm sure he was a nice person nonetheless.
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    I have to say that when I see things like this...

    I have to say that when I see things like this I'm quite bedazzled. Not only do they accomplish pretty damn advanced setups and arrangements and concepts for their records, but then they actually...
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    Always liked him. I was introduced to his films...

    Always liked him. I was introduced to his films by my mother when I was pretty young, but I'll remember his senior roles even better - and especially Remember by Atom Egoyan from 2015.

    I still...
  52. ^ I only ever got to hear one track off of it, I...

    ^ I only ever got to hear one track off of it, I believe.
  53. I took a walk down to the Big Dipper store and...

    I took a walk down to the Big Dipper store and got the new Needlepoint, and then walked back home again for some Scotch and listening.

    It's -very- good and, like Jacob says, notching up the...
  54. Most different, although I knew of his "prog...

    Most different, although I knew of his "prog rock" penchant from before, as he was mocked for it in parts of the UK music press during the 90s though later praised for admitting it. There were others...
  55. Purson were alright, but I found Astra dire and...

    Purson were alright, but I found Astra dire and Circulus, well... They're up and down by standard.

    Both Diagonal records are worth owning and spending some time with. They're not attempting to be...
  56. Yngwie with a 'w'. And while I don't exactly...

    Yngwie with a 'w'. And while I don't exactly agree with you, it's not among my fave 27,000 albums either. Hell, even that first Glenn Medeiros comes in at that list, although a bit low.
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    You don't need to apologize for anything. :up

    Although my alleged "[...] dislike for the regressive kind of prog" leaves an open well of possible interpretations that I won't get into right now.
  58. I agree fully. And some rather sophisticated ones...

    I agree fully. And some rather sophisticated ones as well. I never disliked the band at all, I just kept hoping for something allegedly magical which for obvious reasons weren't even supposed to...
  59. No. Bad diagnosis, doctor. While it's true...

    No. Bad diagnosis, doctor.

    While it's true that I only kept The Underfall Yard from the handful of BBT-records I got in a binge a few years back, and it's certainly also the case that I'm not...
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    Nor for me, and I've been listening for answers...

    Nor for me, and I've been listening for answers as to why. While it's certainly not a "bad" record in any means, it didn't deliver the hooks'n'goods that I've come to expect from them. I'm more...
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