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  1. Sticky: Minor correction to what I said above. I just...

    Minor correction to what I said above. I just realized this was only a CDR release, so I probably wouldn't pay for that. It's Farlig, which I have on CDR that I'm looking for a legit CD.

    They...
  2. Sticky: This is the one of their albums I don't have. If...

    This is the one of their albums I don't have. If I could track it down at a reasonable price, I'd buy it. I have all their other stuff. I enjoy it all, but don't ask me which album I prefer. They all...
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    Sticky: From Wiki: "In 2016, after four years of study,...

    From Wiki: "In 2016, after four years of study, Bruford earned a PhD in Music at the University of Surrey." I hadn't been aware of this, kind of cool!

    Bill
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    I think the music is mediocre, and the vocals are...

    I think the music is mediocre, and the vocals are dreadful. Not really sure what they're trying to accomplish with this, if it's an homage to ELP, it's a bad one. Total pass from for me.

    Bill
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    Very happy to hear this. Nothing is ever 100%,...

    Very happy to hear this. Nothing is ever 100%, but statistically speaking you made far and away the right call, for yourself and for others. Hope it goes well, keep us posted!

    Bill
  6. Really good stuff. I've heard of these folks...

    Really good stuff. I've heard of these folks before and heard some of their music, but this tiny Desk performance is really drawing me in.

    Bill
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    Sticky: One of my favorite modern bands. Looks like this...

    One of my favorite modern bands. Looks like this album is a tribute to Fulano. I followed them on Facebook and asked where folks in the USA can get copies of the CD. Steve/Ken, is this on either of...
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    Interesting to see such a new release featured....

    Interesting to see such a new release featured. Gotta say, I absolutely love Pastoralia. For me, it's their best yet. Oddly, I felt Nattfiolen was a bit of a step backwards from Jord, which I felt...
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    My album of the year, so far! Cool to see them...

    My album of the year, so far! Cool to see them playing, absolutely love that fretless bass!

    Bill
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    Sticky: The fretless bass on this is among the best I've...

    The fretless bass on this is among the best I've ever heard. Jaw dropping! The thing that keeps me coming back to this album, though, is that the compositions are solid. It's not just a shred-fest,...
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    Sticky: Cool. I'm likely in if they release it on CD. ...

    Cool. I'm likely in if they release it on CD.

    Bill
  12. My favorite Hackett solo album, followed pretty...

    My favorite Hackett solo album, followed pretty closely by Voyage of the Acolyte.

    For me, Spectral Mornings is just about perfect. While the vocals aren't a highlight, I don't cringe when I hear...
  13. ^^^ Very Cool! Will be interested to hear some...

    ^^^
    Very Cool! Will be interested to hear some of this as it develops. Good to hear Pat is still around and playing. I do love that first Volare album, and quite enjoy the second one.

    Bill
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    I got the J&J vaccine on the Sunday before they...

    I got the J&J vaccine on the Sunday before they temporarily shut it down. The first couple of days, I was fine. Then I had some tiredness and some abdominal pain. That cleared up by the end of the...
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    Sticky: I got this recently from Wayside. Absolutely blew...

    I got this recently from Wayside. Absolutely blew me away. For fans of instrumental Prog with a good dose of Fusion, has rocketed instantly to being my favorite release of this year.
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    :lol

    :lol
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    I owned the first two Factor Burzaco albums. I...

    I owned the first two Factor Burzaco albums. I tried, but they never clicked with me. Honestly, I didn't remember enough about their music to comment much, but listening back to some of the samples,...
  18. All About that Bass :D

    All About that Bass

    :D
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    Many of those are reasons I stick with CDs. Lack...

    Many of those are reasons I stick with CDs. Lack of surface noise and the seamlessness of tracks (and ease of accessing them seamlessly) are two big ones. Plus, I like physical media.

    I do sense a...
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    Gave this a fresh listen tonight. At 39 minutes,...

    Gave this a fresh listen tonight. At 39 minutes, it's not as short as I'd recalled, but it still has a very unfinished feel.

    There are fusion bands that would be lucky to put out an album this...
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    It's OK. There are some great moments, but too...

    It's OK. There are some great moments, but too few of these to really make it a great album for me. It's also too short for me to really consider it "complete," it feels very unfinished. That said, I...
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    Cool, I'll check it out! Bill

    Cool, I'll check it out!

    Bill
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    Thanks guys! :)

    Thanks guys! :)
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    Interesting. Wish it was all new material, but I...

    Interesting. Wish it was all new material, but I may still check it out. I have both NOA albums and enjoy them both, Tri-Logic in particular.

    Bill
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    A bit off topic here as they are not strictly...

    A bit off topic here as they are not strictly "high fantasy," but I have signed a four+ book deal with Evolved Publishing, and the first book in my series, Playing with Fire, is due to be released in...
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    Sticky: ^^^ Probably not a discussion to pursue in a...

    ^^^
    Probably not a discussion to pursue in a thread on new releases. Not blowing you off, just saying this may not be the proper place for this.

    Bill
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    Sticky: That's not really something I feel strongly...

    That's not really something I feel strongly about. They're a Norwegian band, I have no expectation they provide English translations. If they did them and put them on Bandcamp or on their website,...
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    Sticky: Mine arrived yesterday and I spun it last night...

    Mine arrived yesterday and I spun it last night Loved it! I think it's better than their last one, which I thought was a little snoozy. This one rocks nicely, but has plenty of melody too. Great...
  29. Interesting. I gave it another listen last night...

    Interesting. I gave it another listen last night and felt it ended pretty strong, though there were surely parts earlier on the album I liked more. There's some "wonky" stuff about a third of the way...
  30. Gave this a fresh spin last night. I have both...

    Gave this a fresh spin last night. I have both this and Biomasa. I like them both, but at 78+ minutes, this one is a lot to absorb, and I have a lot of trouble remembering a damned thing from this...
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    Gave it a fresh spin tonight, inspired by this...

    Gave it a fresh spin tonight, inspired by this thread. An album with some killer moments, but not one I'd personally put in my top Italian releases, or top Prog releases. For me, just a bit too...
  32. Yeah, same here. Not sure what else we're...

    Yeah, same here. Not sure what else we're supposed to do. Sounds like no financial information was leaked, but I keep a pretty close eye on my credit card anyway so I should catch any fraudulent...
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    Sticky: If you're talking about Ciccada, I personally...

    If you're talking about Ciccada, I personally think their second album is way better than the first one. On one listen, I'd put it above the new one as well, but that's a very preliminary opinion.
    ...
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    Sticky: Just gave it a first listen tonight. Some great...

    Just gave it a first listen tonight. Some great moments, but also some not so great moments. There are some vocal passages that are just not good, with way out of tune harmonies. Fortunately, those...
  35. Maybe I didn't phrase that right. Certainly the...

    Maybe I didn't phrase that right. Certainly the drumming in Passport is great, but I'm not sure I'd really know Cress' name that well had it not been for CCC. Likewise, I love the keys in Passport,...
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    Cool! I have it on pre-order! I'm also looking...

    Cool! I have it on pre-order! I'm also looking forward to it!

    Bill
  37. Agreed. I lose interest after that, but I find...

    Agreed. I lose interest after that, but I find all of those first six albums to be really enjoyable.

    As far as Kristian Schultze being a little overlooked, I think that's probably true. Honestly,...
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    Can't say I agree with this. I think BSS is an...

    Can't say I agree with this. I think BSS is an uber masterpiece of Prog Rock. You can quibble with Benny the Bouncer, I suppose, but I think there are equivalent duff moments on Lamb, TAAB, and Wake...
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    Listening to that Nassau show on Youtube right...

    Listening to that Nassau show on Youtube right now. That is pretty killer. The bass playing in particular is knocking me out! Very cool!

    Bill
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    LOL, well, we'll see how it goes. Its a cheap...

    LOL, well, we'll see how it goes. Its a cheap date. I may try Nylon Curtain too. :)

    Bill
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    Yeah, all the comments here have basically sold...

    Yeah, all the comments here have basically sold me. It shall be done! Thanks!

    :cool
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    That's a beautiful song, probably the only one I...

    That's a beautiful song, probably the only one I know from this album from live versions I've heard. But that recording just sounds awful. I'm not sure if that is an artifact of the speed correction...
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    I did take a pass on Cold Spring Harbor. I may...

    I did take a pass on Cold Spring Harbor. I may sample it and give it consideration, but I think you're right, my reaction to Piano Man tells me it won't be in my wheelhouse. I'd encourage you to...
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    Yeah, that's one listen. I'll give it some time,...

    Yeah, that's one listen. I'll give it some time, but I doubt many of the deep tracks on this will grow on me much. You say "country rock," and I think there is some truth to this. There's a couple of...
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    So I got my CDs and listened to Piano Man. It...

    So I got my CDs and listened to Piano Man. It definitely sounds like an artist still finding his voice, he wears a lot of his influences in his sleeve here. The title track, Captain Jack and to a...
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    Yeah, so does Amazon. I got them there because I...

    Yeah, so does Amazon. I got them there because I needed a couple of other items that got me to $25. I never pay shipping on Amazon.

    Bill
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    I got them for a little over $6 each on Amazon on...

    I got them for a little over $6 each on Amazon on CD. I don't do vinyl.

    Bill
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    Far and away, my favorite is The Stranger. I've...

    Far and away, my favorite is The Stranger. I've always loved that album.

    After that, I'd probably say Turnstiles and 52nd Street are about tied. The only other one I own at the moment is Glass...
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    Totally agree. This was a holdover from the days...

    Totally agree. This was a holdover from the days of "Psych Rock," or whatever. It shows, to some extent, how Psych and Prog are related. But also demonstrates how Prog was different - adding much...
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    I agree with this. Though what I want is more...

    I agree with this. Though what I want is more musical "excess" - or what I'd call "flashiness." I think a lot of ELP's stage antics have not aged well and have to some extent overshadowed how great...
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    Like others, I fought the conversion to CD. The...

    Like others, I fought the conversion to CD. The first CD I bought was Jethro Tull's Crest of a Knave. I wanted the extra tracks, which it turns out I love. Also got their 20th anniversary box set on...
  52. I'm with you on this. In fact, Aquile e...

    I'm with you on this. In fact, Aquile e scoiattoli is the only Latte E Meile album I really like. I have the three disc box (which also includes the English language Papillon, which I never play)....
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    I owned the first two LMdC albums at one point...

    I owned the first two LMdC albums at one point but let them go. They simply didn't hold my interest. It just feels like they throw a lot of ideas together without any real thought as to how it goes...
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    Interesting. I got turned on to fretless hearing...

    Interesting. I got turned on to fretless hearing Tony Franklin's playing in The Firm back in the 80s. It never clicked for me in other contexts, but there it really grabbed me. And that eventually...
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    This album has grown on me tremendously over the...

    This album has grown on me tremendously over the years. It was a bit "much" for me at first. Now, it's practically my go-to DeM album. Amazing stuff!

    Out of curiosity, what do you not like about...
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    Cool, hope you enjoy! Exactly. I think it...

    Cool, hope you enjoy!

    Exactly. I think it sounds horrible. Certainly for me it's tremendously distracting given how I'm used to hearing the song. It just felt like there were tons of moments like...
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    Took the words out of my mouth. This one just...

    Took the words out of my mouth. This one just wasn't for me.

    Bill
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    As I mentioned above, I'm a huge fan of TCoL. I...

    As I mentioned above, I'm a huge fan of TCoL. I have sampled ReconstruKction in the past, but for me, something is just "off." It's terribly distracting.

    Here's a Youtube example of Frying Pan....
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    Sticky: ^^^ Pre ordered! Psyched!

    ^^^ Pre ordered! Psyched!
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    I love it! I feel the quality dips just a tiny...

    I love it! I feel the quality dips just a tiny bit near the very end, but it's a totally solid album. I saw the tour for this, and for TCoL, and both were incredible. I actually feel like I saw KC a...
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