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  1. So sad to hear about your enduring troubles,...

    So sad to hear about your enduring troubles, John. Your voice in regard to allthings contemporary-jazz/progressive-and-beyond remains singular and seminal, not least now that much of the cultural...
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    Classic, although it was panned by the median...

    Classic, although it was panned by the median Norwegian so-called "rock critics" of the day, most of whom kept grasping into wilderness for anything to compare it with; Amon Düül II, Agitation Free,...
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    I never really liked Speilet that much, although...

    I never really liked Speilet that much, although I obviously own that Green Harvest 2LP and tend to spin it every once a while each other year. From what I understand, they were for all good reasons...
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    Darnit, Moe! You -stop- it! ...

    Darnit, Moe! You -stop- it!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUZBO86YeFQ
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    They're good as long as I can recognize myself in...

    They're good as long as I can recognize myself in their sound/implication/connotation.

    Otherwise not.
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    In an extensive interview with Jim O'Rourke in...

    In an extensive interview with Jim O'Rourke in what I believe was The Wire some 20 years ago (in light of his then-recent inputs with Sonic Youth and oncoming endeavours with Wilco/Loose Fur), he...
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    It was never really -that- scarce in collectors'...

    It was never really -that- scarce in collectors' terms, but it's still a nice slice/surprise - as with titles like The Alchemist by Home, Morgan's Brown Out and those Druid records. They tend to pop...
  8. It's very, very good - if a tad behind East-West...

    It's very, very good - if a tad behind East-West by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

    There's also an excellent double live/studio compilation called Projections of the Past or something like that...
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    Ah, Moe - but who'll ever forget that "Circles"...

    Ah, Moe - but who'll ever forget that "Circles" on the first Sahara album?

    There are tendencies on Capability Brown's Voice, Madder Lake's Stillpoint and with acts like Quicksand, Tasavallan...
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    Bob Harris was also their manager for a short...

    Bob Harris was also their manager for a short while, I believe.

    Their second record, Valley Gardens, is arguably the better of the two. Not because it's certainly "more symph/prog" but due to...
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    It was a making of the double-drums partnership...

    It was a making of the double-drums partnership period - Powell/King - both aware and appreciative of Dinger's work with Neu! and Diermaier's on Tony Conrad's Outside the Dream Syndicate (w. Faust),...
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    I love that tune and ISoS is ny fave Hawk by...

    I love that tune and ISoS is ny fave Hawk by mile, but even Turner himself admitted to having ripped it off from some band he'd hung out with in Cologne:

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    ^ Agree, and thanks to Zorn's efforts we'll be...

    ^ Agree, and thanks to Zorn's efforts we'll be able to reexperience so much of what was going on. That Syzygys anthology on Tzadik New Japan is a treasure, as are the releases on labels like P.S.F....
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    There was that "Charisma package" detail in which...

    There was that "Charisma package" detail in which musicians signed on to assist fellow artists within their slot, I know. They had a similar arrangement with Polydor in West-Germany etc. I seem to...
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    With the arrival of 'Dunamis', Svetonio ceases to...

    With the arrival of 'Dunamis', Svetonio ceases to even nëxiste. It's certainly not him. It's all about that effort to trackback credentials with Dumbbummer resetting affairs of regretting repairs...
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    He was with Lindisfarne for a while, right? They...

    He was with Lindisfarne for a while, right? They had some marvellous songs, Alan Hull especially, who's stature as songwriter in recent years achieved a formidable level with some serious recognition...
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    I always was, but I'm so scared these days....

    I always was, but I'm so scared these days. Retribution abounds across the mounds.

    Where are my meds? I crave them, not only to laugh and giggle but to see the truth of what's good in life and the...
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    I like the first album, but I -love- the second....

    I like the first album, but I -love- the second.

    "Starting In the Middle of the Day, We Can Drink Our Politics Away" is one of my fave opening tracks of all time. So cynically sarcastic yet...
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    At their best they were truly tremendous. ...

    At their best they were truly tremendous.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJxd_Lu8VPA
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    I'd like to place a laugh-emoji here, but...

    I'd like to place a laugh-emoji here, but nowadays I'm anxious about someone comin' in to disgrace me as "Steve F.'s bud".

    And so I don't dare to laugh at all anymore.
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    It's good. But the first two Dragon records,...

    It's good.

    But the first two Dragon records, first three Split Enz and Nooks by Ragnarok are really the ones to go for with NZ progressive, AFAIC.

    Think's Buzz is alright, as are the two...
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    It's a fantastic film, I'd say, but in particular...

    It's a fantastic film, I'd say, but in particular for us Scandinavians who actually recall that very era of the early 80s' Sweden. I'd belong to that same generation as the kid protagonist there.
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    Oh, that's shit. Both her 1969 s/t albums...

    Oh, that's shit.

    Both her 1969 s/t albums still feature on my top-20 ever from Brazil, and that's saying something. She was never dull, but at her best there was sacral magic to her songs and...
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    Yep. In a way I'm surprised he lasted this long,...

    Yep. In a way I'm surprised he lasted this long, as he was initially the one vintage band member with the most infamously unhealthy habits; booze over beers, snortmorphine not hallucinogenics, saggy...
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    It's "One Man Tell's Another". With most...

    It's "One Man Tell's Another".



    With most Scandinavian rock groups it usually was. The handful of folks from that wave of 90s/Colours/young retro-progressive wave that I heard who could...
  26. It's ok. Berlin's voice isn't the end of the...

    It's ok. Berlin's voice isn't the end of the world.

    I still dislike the hyper-digital soundcoat of it and the "reworkings" of material from Of Queues & Cures, but the new stuff falls in between...
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    Their original titles are practically impossible...

    Their original titles are practically impossible to locate here in the West today. That's what's so fabulous about the ReR release, which is indeed actually a compilation of early recordings in...
  28. Here's him in Dřdsverk, a largely overlooked but...

    Here's him in Dřdsverk, a largely overlooked but (especially) in retrospect quite phenomenal "pronk" group putting out two very fine records back in the day.

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  29. The first 5-6 minutes of side 2. That's where...

    The first 5-6 minutes of side 2.

    That's where it's at. Total beauty, without skin, without shame and without the need of consent from anyone. It's just the sound of someone being young and...
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    The most disturbing asset of the 'Jenifer'...

    The most disturbing asset of the 'Jenifer' episode was her act of fellatio on the victim, who's certainly not a protagonist but rather a tragic character of forlorn neglect. As for interpretations of...
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    I didn't exactly love it, but it's a very...

    I didn't exactly love it, but it's a very worthwhile watch for an arthouse symbolic folk-horror flic. Gruesome in part (the rape espec), but visionally stunning and with an atmosphere to sigh for....
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    I absolutely -love- this. Perhaps not exactly...

    I absolutely -love- this. Perhaps not exactly "happy", but entirely uplifting in tone etc.:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nANtANkzCA
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    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.p...

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/14562-Varg-Vikernes-and-all?highlight=vikernes

    You know 'em. And y'all -DO- know about his 'einsatzgruppen' who've effectively also infiltrated...
  34. Thread: Kenso

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    Good to see that whereas Anglowiki couldn't be...

    Good to see that whereas Anglowiki couldn't be bothered with Kenso, there's an entry on Espańol: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenso

    This one was always one of my very fave Kenso tunes. Recorded...
  35. I love Geese and the first Private Parts,...

    I love Geese and the first Private Parts, although I sold off the other two PPs I had (the third and fourth volumes, one of which was with that Spanish fella). The PP1 is the most inexpensive album I...
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    They're from Bergen, where I grew up. And they're...

    They're from Bergen, where I grew up. And they're a solid live attraction too, having their big break on winning the Eggstock rock championship (Norwegian: 'talentiade') back in 2003. That rather...
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    Absolutely. As for Japanese...

    Absolutely.

    As for Japanese torture/expressionist horror, they never really reached me. Men Beyond the Sun was a nuissance even when I was a teenager in the 80s, and while the core subject is...
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    ^ When I saw Irréversible in the theater at Saga...

    ^ When I saw Irréversible in the theater at Saga kino here in Oslo in the fall of 2002, there was an incident where a guy in one of the front rows actually skulled down his girlfriend/date due to...
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    ^ It's infamous, but in the end artistically...

    ^ It's infamous, but in the end artistically realized. Unlike some other unwatchable films such as Philosophy of a Knife and the absolutely beyond disgraceful A Serbian Film. Whatever you do, just...
  41. I had some of the lyrics from both Procession...

    I had some of the lyrics from both Procession albums translated to me by a fellow student at UiB some 20+ years ago. Albeit while drinking, his readings were reasonably interesting, at least in terms...
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    I saw them perform this one a couple of times,...

    I saw them perform this one a couple of times, and it was overwhelming on each occasion:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht6eIqce210


    This song goes on for 10 hours but would have been...
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    ^ The Green Knight features one of my face...

    ^ The Green Knight features one of my face current actors, Sean Harris. I've followed his work for some 20 years now.

    He was centerpiece of an extraordinary psychological horror/terror film a...
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    Sorry for the bads. Still it serves to illustrate...

    Sorry for the bads. Still it serves to illustrate just how well The Babadook is made, artistically speaking, in that these faccets aren't determining of feable enjoyment of the movie on a...
  45. A former girlfriend of mine mastered in Italian...

    A former girlfriend of mine mastered in Italian but absolutely hated it when I played progressive rock from there. Not due to the sound but the words (she had a bit of a radical musical preference...
  46. That line-up is surely amazing! Solid sound too....

    That line-up is surely amazing! Solid sound too. Good work!

    Vervloesem probably deserves other than "Belgium's Zappa", though. It didn't fit well with Marcoeur and I don't think it works better...
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    According to director Jennifer Kent, this exact...

    According to director Jennifer Kent, this exact premise is the very essence of message in the film. She intended it as an allegorical play on feminist tropes of woman's damnation in being sole giver...
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    The Exorcist, to me, is still a masterpiece of...

    The Exorcist, to me, is still a masterpiece of fullness and total transcendence at the same time - just like its subject matter of universal spirituality, depth and dimension notwithstanding. I can...
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    I thought X was okay for entertainment value, but...

    I thought X was okay for entertainment value, but Ti West (director) hasn't truly followed up on his substantial promise in making House Of The Devil back in 2009. That film is still intensely...
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    What Josiah Saw Speak No Evil (although hints...

    What Josiah Saw

    Speak No Evil (although hints at Aster and Haneke seem artistically troubling)

    A Dark Song (I absolutely love this to pieces; a scorching and harrowingly sad, dreadful but...
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    Those New Grass Revival records need to be heard...

    Those New Grass Revival records need to be heard all over. Ravishing group!

    Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores certainly reach for the bluegrass tackle on The Smothers Party and Sister Death...
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    ^ Very much so. But the Vanity catalog was always...

    ^ Very much so. But the Vanity catalog was always infamously difficult to track down here in northern Europe. Consequently these acts went unheard for a long while, although I remember cassette...
  53. Corrected; this was evidently Papir and not Causa...

    Corrected; this was evidently Papir and not Causa Sui, who are notoriously restrictive in gigging.

    When I was in Copenhagen in 2018, I asked the very fine mid-30s something female bartender at La...
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    ^ I actually just found that thing myself a...

    ^ I actually just found that thing myself a couple of days ago! Her English isn't all too bad, considering how challenging it is for Japanese (and East-Asians in general) to adapt to Western phonetic...
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    It's as ludicrous as hilarious - see those...

    It's as ludicrous as hilarious - see those lyrics setting goof for some mesmerizing group dynamics in narrative venture and determination of form here. It's really rather extraordinary, albeit tads...
  56. Most likely because the label (like Rune...

    Most likely because the label (like Rune Grammofon in Norway, for instance) operates strictly in accordance with numbered details/schedules of release and Causa Sui have been on a roll for almost a...
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    Does anyone remember Tarantula Hawk from San...

    Does anyone remember Tarantula Hawk from San Diego? They released a handful of fairly interesting CDs between 2000 and 2004 merging droney and aggressive space-rock cacophony with faint traces of...
  58. I still like ca. half of it Ok. "Trains" is...

    I still like ca. half of it Ok. "Trains" is certainly one of Steven's best tunes, and I want to address him as Steven 'cause I kinda feel him in my heart and want to know him and his absolutely...
  59. ^ I always felt there was an aura of uncomfort to...

    ^ I always felt there was an aura of uncomfort to the whole ordeal of that weekend. The purported determination of faux community/unity certainly didn't gel, neither stylistically nor culturally, and...
  60. Puzzling to note how Miriodor are still going at...

    Puzzling to note how Miriodor are still going at all. Four lengthy decades on forming. I suppose "academic credentials" of music education benefit the players in other fields of work where grants and...
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