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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...
  9. 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"...
  21. 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!
  23. 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...
  26. 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"...
  27. 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.
  29. 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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    I apologize.

    I apologize.
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    15450 Wow! It came out twice no matter what!

    15450

    Wow! It came out twice no matter what!
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    Indeed. It's like the harpsichord to the celeste...

    Indeed. It's like the harpsichord to the celeste - the latter being an absolutely awful instrument to play if you expect touchdown power and release. And rage and fury and frustration. Or the French...
  34. No. And it's not about "feel".

    No.








    And it's not about "feel".
  35. If anyone would even think of attempting to play...

    If anyone would even think of attempting to play Neal Morse at my funeral, I'd awake from death just to kill them and go back to sleep afterwards.
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    There was a LOT of Jap accordion during the 90s....

    There was a LOT of Jap accordion during the 90s. Many bands, of all quarters (sympho-lympho, retro, neo, stupido, avant) used them. Even one of the "absurdist/chamber-rock" Nippon groups - Il...
  37. I'd have to say that for me it falls a bit on the...

    I'd have to say that for me it falls a bit on the back of those truly legendary late-70s/early 80s French grands like Potemkine, Etron Fou Leloublan, Vortex, Dn, Eskaton, Art Zoyd, Rahmann,...
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    ^ . Yupz. For every post I post there's a...

    ^ . Yupz. For every post I post there's a followup Svetpost. It's the nemesis of furlow, ahem.
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    What's really great about digital ages is all the...

    What's really great about digital ages is all the possibilities it offers. Now you can for instance even play off two YT-videos at once, which in a sense enhances and enlarges both!


    ...
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    Wrong! You're gonna die evilly, Scrote. ...

    Wrong! You're gonna die evilly, Scrote.

    Bandoneon:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlkT1lKYa54
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    ^ It's typically a sub-genre of the "real" prog,...

    ^ It's typically a sub-genre of the "real" prog, which is why it intends openly to imitate Genesis and Yes. They are the best in true prog.

    There's a new Yes record coming very soon, and there's...
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    It's the whisky, y'know. I mean, seriously! ...

    It's the whisky, y'know.

    I mean, seriously!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWDnF8fi4Ug
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    Jetro Troll and Karl Blake are mush more betta...

    Jetro Troll and Karl Blake are mush more betta and deep progsessive dan dat Refearn fellow whom nobody heard of and who only want to BE like Kroll and Slake.
  44. Shit, it's actually VERY good. :up ...

    Shit, it's actually VERY good. :up


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKmAPgT76-E
  45. First of all; I would NEVER even consider...

    First of all; I would NEVER even consider drinking anything even remotely called "French whisky". French make weirdo-progressive, fine cheese and wine, Cognac and Armagnac and stuff, fabulous movies...
  46. ^ I'm actually a bit glad you asked, because the...

    ^ I'm actually a bit glad you asked, because the folx at work had assembled a gift for my 50th birthday a cuppa weeks ago, waiting at my desk when I came back from - erh - "celebrations" of events....
  47. I'm having another Weirdo French Whisky-Weekend...

    I'm having another Weirdo French Whisky-Weekend starting from after work today (Friday), so there's the Banlieue-connection as well:...
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    Exactly. I need about half-or-so of CTA and a...

    Exactly. I need about half-or-so of CTA and a tune or two from both Chicago and III - but there it stops. Terry Kath was a near-monster, though.



    Well, I like it. Dunno if I love it, but I...
  49. I also saw them on the New Erections tour (2007),...

    I also saw them on the New Erections tour (2007), and was amazed how they were actually able to reproduce their shit on stage. That's some truly demanding stuff to perform. And all while wearing...
  50. Here's one of very many threads we've had on...

    Here's one of very many threads we've had on progressive punk allsorts throughout the years here at PE:...
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    ^ No, they reformed later and went completely...

    ^ No, they reformed later and went completely committed to the act of playing true prog and sympho.
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    And you have to consent, Moe, that his ongoing...

    And you have to consent, Moe, that his ongoing project of writing these (somewhat often bizarre) monologues of "overall presentations of whatever topic in question" until now have appeared rather...
  53. Whisky weekend. XTC - Black Sea Stranglers -...

    Whisky weekend.

    XTC - Black Sea
    Stranglers - The Raven
    Propaganda - A Secret Wish
    Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
    Random Hold - Avalanche
    Hyry-Kone - (both)
    Meshuggah - ObZen
    Cynic - Focus
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    "School Mam" contains some of the grittiest bass...

    "School Mam" contains some of the grittiest bass work I'm aware of. The very level of fierce fury in that tune as it develops is simply menacing, and that bass just gets ever more threatening.

    ...
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    ^ Udi, I think it's quite close to the sound and...

    ^ Udi, I think it's quite close to the sound and approach of No. 2, albeit just not quite "there" yet in terms of stylistic conviction. Altogether I find No. 2, Paix and Libertes her greatest...
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    This should rather aim at being closer to Cin...

    This should rather aim at being closer to Cin Klimsong and Yes, 'cause that's the prog I know from before and can relate to. I don't want so-called "prog" to think that it's about doing other and/or...
  57. Well, if THIS one doesn't hit all the right...

    Well, if THIS one doesn't hit all the right buttons I'm sure that the NEXT Yes album will certainly do so and be up to former form. And stuff.

    Im already looking forward to the -NEXT- Yes record.
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    Franksterman, having been a "Zappa-student...

    Franksterman, having been a "Zappa-student musician" yourself, what do you think of stuff like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XqR9Q8EmaI

    I'm a bit in two minds about it this myself, as...
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    "Passing Through" is absolutely worldclass...

    "Passing Through" is absolutely worldclass songwriting and performance, but it's the conclusive track from their third record - Beware The Shadow - not the second, which was Strange Affair the year...
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    Again; I know. As did other artists whose work I...

    Again; I know. As did other artists whose work I admired like Roald Dahl and Cline and more recently artists like Ken Loach et al.

    And as a Holocaust-historian myself, this was an embarrassing...
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