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    That might be more a coincidence than anything...

    That might be more a coincidence than anything else, a matter of Toby and SW arriving at similar places by very different paths.
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    Really? I'm surprised. Granted, you've played...

    Really? I'm surprised. Granted, you've played with them, so you'd know. But still, they're fairly eclectic musicians - most proggers are, because they have to be - and XTC are a medium-important band...
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    Okay, I see it now. It was really buried at the...

    Okay, I see it now. It was really buried at the end of that other story.
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    The article lists the backing band, but doesn't...

    The article lists the backing band, but doesn't mention Mike K at all. Maybe it isn't the whole band? Or maybe Mike's working with Todd on some other project?
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    Wonder if that was an attempt to get some badass...

    Wonder if that was an attempt to get some badass dissonance past the Soviet Composers' Union censors, by titling it as a piece of sound painting, and thus acceptable Socialist Realism.

    EDIT: Oh,...
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    That manifesto you quote omits another important...

    That manifesto you quote omits another important resolution of the Futurists: their opposition to pasta. I'm not kidding.
    It may, I think, be summarized as follows; Art is not a mirror, it is not a...
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    I guess my point - which may not hold water - was...

    I guess my point - which may not hold water - was that HC were playing difficult music for audiences that might not have expected that, and hoping that they still somehow got through to those...
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    He's fascinating because he's one of the few rock...

    He's fascinating because he's one of the few rock theorists who isn't coming from a Beat Poetry => Dylan => Velvets => Roots-music => Punk mindset. And who can take on those characters, the Hipster...
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    I wonder how Stormy Six - who had audible...

    I wonder how Stormy Six - who had audible influences from Henry Cow and Gentle Giant but ties just as strong to Italian folk and pop music, and who wrote their lyrics in a regional blue-collar...
  10. Heard a couple of bits - it sounds like...

    Heard a couple of bits - it sounds like folk-prog, mostly built around acoustic guitar and vocals, but with more open-ended, psychedelic song structures than straight-up folk-rock. The writing and...
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    After reading it, I wondered if any of his...

    After reading it, I wondered if any of his children had won the Kentucky Derby. And I don't mean as a jockey.
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    At the beginning of the Cars, he might have...

    At the beginning of the Cars, he might have chopped a few years off for rock 'n roll business reasons. In some sense he was a late bloomer, who'd been plugging along in the musical trenches for about...
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    Enrique Vaca!

    Enrique Vaca!
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    Sorry to hear that.

    Sorry to hear that.
  15. They're also touring the whole USA this fall,...

    They're also touring the whole USA this fall, with Thank You Scientist and Bent Knee, so we now know that all the bands on that tour will have new records out.
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    More: ...

    More:

    https://vaalbararecords.bandcamp.com/album/til-the-end-my-dear-arrangements-of-stravinsky

    EDIT: This contains quite a fine arrangement of The Rite of Spring - one of the better ones...
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    Van Dyke Parks is like that. He seems to...

    Van Dyke Parks is like that. He seems to simultaneously be a first-rate creative artist, a totally professional master of the expected, completely in love with almost every kind of traditional music,...
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    Quite interesting. They describe themselves as:...

    Quite interesting. They describe themselves as: "Geometría del vínculo [Geometry of the bond], Sales de Baño’s third album, can be understood as an avant-garde jazz album which is also connected with...
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    Once and Future Band. Only vaguely. OaFB have...

    Once and Future Band.

    Only vaguely. OaFB have better songs, better vocals, stress songwriting more than playing, have far less fusion influence, and play about half as many notes - which is still...
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    Cool. What I've heard so far of L'ODYSSEE sounds...

    Cool. What I've heard so far of L'ODYSSEE sounds like Ennio Morricone scoring a dark, violent American police+crime drama from the Seventies and trying to sound like Quincy Jones. And, while he...
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    Not entirely, even in their time. I remember...

    Not entirely, even in their time. I remember hearing that side-long suite played repeatedly on WNEW-FM, out of NYC, back in the day. So there was at least one free-form commercial radio DJ who was a...
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    Here's a functioning link to Flight's Incredible...

    Here's a functioning link to Flight's Incredible Journey.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL6WMJH-1eA

    Damn, these guys are ridiculous! Like a seventies version of Dream Theater - at least...
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    Here (reposted from the Guilty Pleasures thread):...

    Here (reposted from the Guilty Pleasures thread):


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qoymGCDYzU

    No less than Bob Dylan once called it "the best song ever written", and it's not hard to see...
  24. Anybody heard Ben Levin's solo material? It's...

    Anybody heard Ben Levin's solo material? It's amazing, absolutely nuts, and far, far proggier than almost anything he does with Bent Knee. Listening to it, I realized that BK is his "pop" project -...
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    No less than Bob Dylan once called it "the best...

    No less than Bob Dylan once called it "the best song ever written", and it's not hard to see why: The lyrics say volumes in just a few plain-spoken lines, whereas Dylan sometimes used far more words...
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    Anything produced by David Foster. There might...

    Anything produced by David Foster. There might have been other producers who used them as well, but Foster was noted for it.
  27. Don't you mean the Weed Peasants? (Supp's term...

    Don't you mean the Weed Peasants? (Supp's term for them.)
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    And, in my opinion, prog-related; "MacArthur...

    And, in my opinion, prog-related; "MacArthur Park" is every bit as much a classic, essential bit of proto-prog as Sgt. Pepper.
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    It's good. I read it, but out of sequence - I had...

    It's good. I read it, but out of sequence - I had to put The Broken Kingdoms on hold at the library, and it took a while to come in. However, each of those works as a stand-alone, so you can read...
  30. Good stuff - retro for sure, but musical...

    Good stuff - retro for sure, but musical craftsmanship like this never goes out of fashion.

    Here's a track-list:


    1. Intro 01:46
    2. Walk Like A Motherfucker 03:05
    3. Kaddish 02:08
    4....
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    Written by somebody who, it is possible, knows...

    Written by somebody who, it is possible, knows whereof she speaks. Although I wonder if it would pass academic muster, since it's bound to be short on footnotes and properly vetted sources.
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    I didn't even think of the cult when I originally...

    I didn't even think of the cult when I originally posted - only the movie.
  33. Not too bad. It sounds (to me) as if it could...

    Not too bad.

    It sounds (to me) as if it could have been some sort of unknown outtake from Going for the One or Drama. Which may read like a put-down, but (again, to me) Starcastle tended to sound...
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    The Heaven's Gate of pop music: a fascinating...

    The Heaven's Gate of pop music: a fascinating mess, but not as much of a failure as rumor would hold.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q63OhjXmjw4
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    Wonder what this means. My understanding is...

    Wonder what this means.

    My understanding is that Mike Patton and Trey Spruance made up a while ago, and are on good terms now. But Trevor Dunn, who's been building a busy career as a first call...
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    What happened to Dante Kester? He's been with C-A...

    What happened to Dante Kester? He's been with C-A for years, and moved to Chicago to play with them.
  38. You have the same musicians listed for both...

    You have the same musicians listed for both bands. This might not be correct.
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    Heere are some musikcs froom farfarfar west of...

    Heere are some musikcs froom farfarfar west of Yugoslaviatovitch

    - Svetonio



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bUo7mXRAcE
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip75JbrJVzE ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip75JbrJVzE

    Interesting. To me this sounds a whole lot like Thinking Plague, and that was what I thought as soon as I heard it. From the highly chromatic melodies...
  41. Thread: Zolo Music

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    Also, if you have ideas that cut across the grain...

    Also, if you have ideas that cut across the grain and go sideways to conventional thinking, you wind up needing to create your own terminology because standard terms for your concepts don't exist.
    ...
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    That is not Nils in the Facebook photo. ...

    That is not Nils in the Facebook photo.

    Although on the subject of him, and the rest of SGM:

    When I first heard Introducing Lemon, I was baffled by the portentous recitation of bad poetry...
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    Y'know, there's something oddly familiar about...

    Y'know, there's something oddly familiar about that guy in the middle of the photo, between Jeff L. and Mike H. Maybe it's the horn he's holding - I've only seen one person in a rock band play that...
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    Let me guess.... They played nothing but...

    Let me guess....

    They played nothing but "Filet of Nod" for three hours.

    But tonight, they're going to play "Camp O'Physique" for three hours.
  45. Thread: Zolo Music

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    A guy called Zaragon, who occasionally posts...

    A guy called Zaragon, who occasionally posts here, invented that category; I met him once, under the name of Terry Sharkie (he's used various names). The term has nothing to do with sales. He has a...
  46. So Richie's a professional musician himself, who...

    So Richie's a professional musician himself, who plays metal for a living but prog for fun. This explains things. I'd figured he was a lawyer or plumber who just did music as a hobby, and happened to...
  47. Yes. And I wonder how they get guys like him and...

    Yes. And I wonder how they get guys like him and Tom Brislin - first-call professionals - for what's essentially a very good basement band. I suppose this series does have a certain Internet...
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    Not surprising, though. They were one of the few...

    Not surprising, though. They were one of the few rock bands that really put considerable thought into, and had, an intellectual basis for almost everything they did; and moreover, one of the few for...
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    I think it might be two bands: C-A headlining,...

    I think it might be two bands: C-A headlining, and the jazz (?) trio of Lonberg-Holm, Houston and Vida as openers.
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    In a way, I can hear it in Vander: Both use...

    In a way, I can hear it in Vander: Both use repeating modal vamps at great length, although Coltrane would use one single vamp as a foundation for the whole of a towering solo, while Vander uses them...
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    Not quite indefinable. You could define them...

    Not quite indefinable.

    You could define them in three words: The Norwegian Bubblemath.

    Of course, that sets up the question of who Bubblemath are, and how to define their sound, but that...
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    Copy the video URL, click on the little...

    Copy the video URL, click on the little movie-frame icon (on my display, it's second from the right in the toolbar above the entry window you get when you click Reply), paste the URL into the...
  53. There's no question that he knows - - that...

    There's no question that he knows -

    - that few people here, if any, agree with his broad-to-the-point-of-meaningless personal definitions of "rock" and "progressive rock".

    - that accusing...
  54. Unless it's it's Svetoomio pretending to be...

    Unless it's it's Svetoomio pretending to be Louie. It's certainly easy to imitate MT's particular cultural/societal obsession, and thus let him take the blame for the trespasses of another. And from...
  55. In a way, her voice sounds what Jon's might have...

    In a way, her voice sounds what Jon's might have sounded like if he'd been a woman - his voice is squeaky for a man's, and hers is squeaky for a woman's. Which is really squeaky.
  56. Hey-la, hey-hello-ah. Hey-la, hey-hello-ah. ...

    Hey-la, hey-hello-ah.
    Hey-la, hey-hello-ah.
    Hey-la, hey-hello-ah. (Ump-cha; ump-cha.)
    Hey-la, hey-hello-ah. (Ump-cha; ump-cha.)
    Hey-la, hey-hello-ah. (Ump-cha; ump-cha).......
  57. That wasn't what I was referring to. It was...

    That wasn't what I was referring to. It was somebody else, who, I think, had actually been here for a while and distinguished himself as something of a "character", opinionated but not objectionable,...
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    That's partly because Holdsy's influences weren't...

    That's partly because Holdsy's influences weren't guitar players at all - they were sax players melodically, and perhaps piano players chordally. And his tone reflects that: He tried as much as he...
  59. More psych than prog, but interesting psych. ...

    More psych than prog, but interesting psych.

    Also, their drummer was Roger North, who later became semi-famous as the manufacturer of North drums, which looked like sousaphone bells. You might...
  60. Let's see...... ......Maslin joined yesterday,...

    Let's see......

    ......Maslin joined yesterday, immediately posted a YouTube link. I wonder........
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