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    My wife and I watched El Camino last night. It...

    My wife and I watched El Camino last night. It wasn't fantastic, but it was nice enough that we're glad it exists. Great direction, good writing, awesome performances. It's more of that...
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    I think part of it is also the fact that a lot of...

    I think part of it is also the fact that a lot of fans grew up with the band. They themselves changed rapidly during the increasingly large gaps between these later albums. I think expectations were...
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    Despite selling quite well, Fear Inoculum is...

    Despite selling quite well, Fear Inoculum is currently Tool's lowest rated album, lagging behind even Opiate. The differences in scores aren't staggering by any means (and it's worth rechecking the...
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    Yup. If it was an actual guilt or shame, we'd...

    Yup. If it was an actual guilt or shame, we'd leave the pleasure part out of the description out entirely. In some cases, guilty pleasures can even be worn as a badge of honor, paradoxically...
  5. Thread: Monomyth

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    Listening to Further for the first time at the...

    Listening to Further for the first time at the moment. Definitely some nice, groovy space rock here. I love the use of the simple organ chords in Ark M, with the bass and guitar rocking that crunchy...
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    Been watching Farscape lately? :D I'm...

    Been watching Farscape lately? :D



    I'm definitely fond of I Must Return, and the beautiful, subdued way its theme is reiterated in The Night We Died really closes the album on a 'dreamy death'...
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    I'm definitely curious and will give it an...

    I'm definitely curious and will give it an attentive listen at night with no distractions. Not all of their albums are immediate hits for me, but when they work, they work and I admire Toby Driver's...
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    Ouuuch! I think Vander and the gang listened...

    Ouuuch!

    I think Vander and the gang listened to Let's Groove a few times too many before making that album.
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    For prog related shames, I really, really like...

    For prog related shames, I really, really like Magma's Merci in a completely non-sarcastic, non-ironic way. I avoided the album for years because other Magma fans told me "it's utter sellout shite"...
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    It's okay to dream. :good Especially when you...

    It's okay to dream. :good Especially when you know you're already dead. :geezer
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    Yes and no? Can is kind of hard to describe. They...

    Yes and no? Can is kind of hard to describe. They engage in a lot of improv, which is then refined into songs that have a very free floating and spontaneous feeling. Since it's a lot easier to improv...
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    How are you feeling about Anekdoten? Do you like...

    How are you feeling about Anekdoten? Do you like their older or new material more? I, like Progbear, am of the opinion that their later material is substantially better than much of their early...
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    That is a very good point, one I'm sorry to say I...

    That is a very good point, one I'm sorry to say I hadn't considered. My innate bias against social and technological progress is probably transferring itself onto this release. :cool



    In my...
  14. This is really powerful so far. I already love...

    This is really powerful so far. I already love Haken, but this sounds amazing. Loving the staccato bassline, guitar and timing in the opening minutes of Cocoon right now. I love this harsh and yet...
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    The service I use (Tidal) offers a 'master...

    The service I use (Tidal) offers a 'master quality' option for certain releases. It's completely lossless, and may even (or so they claim) be of higher quality than your average CD, since it's...
  16. Any reason why? I'm not disagreeing with you. I...

    Any reason why? I'm not disagreeing with you. I like (and dislike) a lot of the stuff he's done, but I'm interested in your perspective.
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    Always. I don't know much about audio, but I...

    Always. I don't know much about audio, but I figured it was simply because our brains can pin point sound sources in space with more precision than what we think they're capable of. A group of...
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    Normally I'm pretty pessimist about movie spin...

    Normally I'm pretty pessimist about movie spin offs of TV shows, but this is Vince Gilligan. I get the impression it's going to work pretty well as a sort of 'after the end' scenario, but (I imagine)...
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    This is right up my alley! I've always been...

    This is right up my alley! I've always been interested in the overlap between subcultures in this time frame, and with sci-fi in particular. I've been on a bit of a Hawkwind binge lately too, and...
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    Are these actually any good? What's the general...

    Are these actually any good? What's the general consensus about their quality?

    I've never listened to any of them, personally. Isn't Steven Wilson that Porcupine Tree guy?

    /ignorance
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    I'm in the same boat. There's moments that really...

    I'm in the same boat. There's moments that really shine and I feel into it, but so many other passages just seem like window dressing or 'mathematical' filler. MJK is also strangely absent a lot of...
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    I'm a cowboy, not a chief. Given that your...

    I'm a cowboy, not a chief.

    Given that your post was in response to another poster who stated that he no longer visited PE because of negativity, the impression you sent was that you agreed with...
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    How does nature battle with the elements? With...

    How does nature battle with the elements?

    With great, impenetrable profundity, Jon. With great, impenetrable profundity.
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    I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this or...

    I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this or not, but if you're looking to expand your lineup of instruments but can't afford real ones, one of the biggest (and arguably best) creators of...
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    ^ correct listening order is: 1. Fear Inoculum...

    ^ correct listening order is:

    1. Fear Inoculum
    2. Pneuma
    3. Invincible
    4. Descending
    5. Culling Voices
    6. Chocolate Chip Trip
    7. 7empest
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    And here I thought I had caught 'em all. Christ,...

    And here I thought I had caught 'em all. Christ, I missed some amazing groups. Back down the rabbit hole I go!
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    There's a great lyric in 7empest that sums up...

    There's a great lyric in 7empest that sums up your post perfectly: Disputing intentions invites devastation

    Casting aside the nuance of opinions you don't agree with as mere 'moaning' and reducing...
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    "A warrior Struggling To remain Consequential"...

    "A warrior
    Struggling
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    Consequential"

    They weren't kidding. This is definitely an album about getting older.

    I'm torn on this one. It's a slightly more somber and measured approach,...
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    Tool's journey: Opiate -> angry teenager...

    Tool's journey:

    Opiate -> angry teenager disillusioned with organized religion rants about how shitty things are.
    Undertow -> slightly older but still angry teenager disillusioned with himself...
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    Just off the top of my head: If you like...

    Just off the top of my head:

    If you like Magma's originality and obsession with pedal points, try Eskaton. Also consider Koenjihyakkei. You're almost guaranteed to like Jean-Paul Prat and Guapo...
  31. I had no idea sublingual administration was a...

    I had no idea sublingual administration was a thing. Is it just as effective as vaping or combusting? Admittedly, while edibles are a little outside my comfort zone, I do like to get nice and spacey....
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    I don't think that's always the case. I try to...

    I don't think that's always the case. I try to give most people the benefit of the doubt. There's no rule that says 'thou shalt not share thy negativity' so maybe they're looking for validation for...
  33. Thread: Meshuggah

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    I was instinctively searching for more familiar...

    I was instinctively searching for more familiar harmonies and melodies when I first listened, so the rhythmic complexity just didn't click at the time. With sustained attention and patience, it...
  34. Thread: Meshuggah

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    Meshuggah just clicked. The first time I heard...

    Meshuggah just clicked.

    The first time I heard them a decade ago, I zoned out. I can't remember which album it was because I so fatigued and exhausted by the battering vocals and relentless...
  35. Thread: Hans Zimmer

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    I second the Thin Red Line recommendation. Also...

    I second the Thin Red Line recommendation. Also want to point out that the Last Samurai also has a good soundtrack. I thought the film itself was meh, but the music always stood out to me as a strong...
  36. Thread: Poil - Sus

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    Uh, forum drama of sorts? I'm almost afraid to...

    Uh, forum drama of sorts? I'm almost afraid to ask.

    Anyway, I've been listening to Sus, but it's not clicked with me yet. I don't dislike it, but I'm finding it a lot harder to zero in on its...
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    My first time experimenting with edibles I did something similar. Thinking that the brown plant matter I had left over in the vaporizer was well past the point of having any potency, I collected some...
  38. Thread: Magma Zess

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    That really was a fascinating project. Had it...

    That really was a fascinating project. Had it come to fruition, I think it would've stood as a monument to that particular generation of trippy, dark, spiritualistic sci-fi. I think in the long run...
  39. Thread: Poil - Sus

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    These guys popped up in my recommendations list...

    These guys popped up in my recommendations list last night while I was laying in bed listening to Zletovsko. Probably the first band I've listened to in the last 15 years that absolutely blew my...
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    I only found out about these guys yesterday...

    I only found out about these guys yesterday (thanks to Baribrotzer for posting them in the prog hook thread) and I absolute love them already. This is the kind of music that just clicks with me right...
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    Oh, I do try. There's a lot of great new prog...

    Oh, I do try. There's a lot of great new prog that I've come to really cherish, but damn if it's not hard work. When I was younger, my idea of a good time after a long day was to go browse the record...
  42. Thread: Stoner!

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    Really enjoying Monkey3's Sphere. Feels like...

    Really enjoying Monkey3's Sphere. Feels like they're starting to come into their own.
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    I think you're only seeing half of my point....

    I think you're only seeing half of my point. Young people are sponges, and they do soak up everything they hear. However, young people (like everyone else) have distinct personalities, filters,...
  44. Thread: Magma Zess

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    My wife calls Magma the insufferable screechers....

    My wife calls Magma the insufferable screechers.

    :(
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    Whether it works or not has a lot to do with...

    Whether it works or not has a lot to do with mixing for me. So long as the more intimate instruments (read: the band) are mixed up close, I think the two can work in tandem pretty well. I.E, don't...
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    I think the issue is that 'hook' is such an...

    I think the issue is that 'hook' is such an ambiguous term. All the bands you mentioned are full of hooks for me. Their very 'sound' was a hook. MDK's first track is pure rhythmic, chordal planing...
  47. Thread: Magma Zess

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    It wasn't a translation, actually. Just a...

    It wasn't a translation, actually. Just a transcription of the actual english text from the notes.

    And yes, overall, it's a great experience. I've listened several more times since I first posted,...
  48. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Ironic maybe unironic can of Hitler, you mean. ...

    Ironic maybe unironic can of Hitler, you mean.

    Sorry.

    I'm curious if the upcoming concert is going to be recorded and released on DVD or Blu-ray. Anyone know? I'm out of the loop and I can't...
  49. Thread: Magma Zess

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    True, true. I also really like the tonal shift at...

    True, true. I also really like the tonal shift at the end towards a more uplifting and thoughtful conclusion, rather than the stark, heavy and bleak ending I'm familiar with. The last few seconds of...
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    Be sure to check out Better Call Saul. Despite...

    Be sure to check out Better Call Saul. Despite technically being a spin-off, it's a beast all on its own and driven by the same focused character narrative that made Breaking Bad such a masterpiece....
  51. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Whew. Sounds like a lot to live up to, huh? I...

    Whew. Sounds like a lot to live up to, huh?

    I just finished listening. It was immense and powerful as expected, but the ride didn't really take off for me until the last 10 minutes. I can't say...
  52. Thread: Magma Zess

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    My copy arrived today, along with a groovy mouse...

    My copy arrived today, along with a groovy mouse mat I compulsively bought alongside it.

    I really dug the surreal linear notes about the song's history and its philosophical place in Vander's...
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    It takes some time to get going, but there's some...

    It takes some time to get going, but there's some great energy here.
  54. What a vague ill-defined criteria. There are many...

    What a vague ill-defined criteria. There are many different degrees of nipple hardness, not to mention great variations in the speed at which a nipple may harden. Also, does the duration of acquired...
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    4 minutes in and I'm in that strange, wonderful...

    4 minutes in and I'm in that strange, wonderful space once again. I don't think I've ever been disappointed by Koenjihyakkei.
  56. A good riff is a hell of a drug. That one has...

    A good riff is a hell of a drug. That one has such a unique time bending quality to it.

    Personally, I have to admit Opeth completely lost me after their reinvention for the same old reasons almost...
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    That's some great high quality footage. Pity I...

    That's some great high quality footage. Pity I can't understand a word of the interviews.

    Attahk is actually the album that really turned me into a Magma fanatic. My first experience with the band...
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