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    I love it when Neal whips it out.

    I love it when Neal whips it out.
  2. ^ I've probably got it wrong again. He was surely...

    ^ I've probably got it wrong again. He was surely pointing to a lyricist who had general importance to the band. But I do remember him acknowledging the name of Suslov in there, as if he was some...
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    Be careful, or I'll post that Dong-Johnson...

    Be careful, or I'll post that Dong-Johnson "Heartbeat" thing yet again. It's progressive by association, due to Steve Dai's participation, and Dong-Dai sounds a bit zeuhlish.

    Steve Dai can play...
  4. Fun fact: I gave Geese & Swans to one of my...

    Fun fact: I gave Geese & Swans to one of my middle-bosses at work for Christmas in 2017, partly because he has a cand. philol. in Russian. To my great surprise, he didn't know of the band as such,...
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    Right. Weenerschlong Disdemeanour Honoré de...

    Right. Weenerschlong Disdemeanour Honoré de Ballzack Coquediq Dong-Johnson.

    Have you guys ever heard "Moonchild" when they remove the terribel avant?

    ...
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    ^ Well, let's put it at this; it's very easy to...

    ^ Well, let's put it at this; it's very easy to attain bad habits. And especially when they're easy to be had in terms of various dispositions partly outside of one's own control.

    I grew up in a...
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    I dislike those avant passages of this album. I...

    I dislike those avant passages of this album. I wish they'd stuck to sympho here. You can literally grip into short parts and determine the bad avant, as opopsed to the juxtaposed moments pf absolute...
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    I keep thinking of the so-called "ultimate west...

    I keep thinking of the so-called "ultimate west coast record" - and how much I adore some of those tunes:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IVH1uIrjW4

    Freiberg became an alcoholic too, btw -...
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    :up

    :up
  10. Really great to hear how well they came Down. ...

    Really great to hear how well they came Down.

    Were there any press coverage at all? They're a cult club band in parts of Russia, so it wouldn't necessarily be too bewildering to expect -some- reel...
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    Booze, cocaine - and in some (albeit surprisingly...

    Booze, cocaine - and in some (albeit surprisingly few) cases opioids. And Money, the worst drug of all.

    But the influx of coke and hooch is quite understated in historical writings on that period,...
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    I listened yesterday, and indeed it very...

    I listened yesterday, and indeed it very obviously is! I believe this is the only snippet of it on the record, though - probably "for measure".

    As for Marrying Maiden, I can do without the...
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    The debut Seatrain is one of the very earliest...

    The debut Seatrain is one of the very earliest American progressive albums, and one that has survived the ages fairly well. Obviously, by the time of Peter Rowan's joining and their classic sophomore...
  14. None. And definitely no "new audience". The...

    None. And definitely no "new audience". The audience who embraced neo-psychedelia were either wintered cyberhippunk listeners from the Stonehenge circuits of the 80s (now veering into club- and dance...
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    Oh, if we consider performance and not only...

    Oh, if we consider performance and not only recordings, then LaFlamme was probably one of hte very first ones out to rock the fiddle. There's no doubt about that; AFAIK Darryl Way too was playing...
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    ^ His reputation was always sky high. And...

    ^ His reputation was always sky high. And interestingly there's actually even a faint crossover of sorts with IaBD, as Greene played with Old & In the Way (Dave Grisman's band) while they were...
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    ^ The Flock's debut was later that same spring...

    ^ The Flock's debut was later that same spring IIRC, and the debut East of Eden came that summer approx. simultaneously with It's a Beautiful Day. Of course by this time Dave Swarbrick was already...
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    How can you possibly praise such a godless...

    How can you possibly praise such a godless communist?!!
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    Debut is fabulous. One of the top-10s from the...

    Debut is fabulous. One of the top-10s from the whole 60s S.F. scene IMO, which is saying something. This was once my fave time/place in rock, and I still cherish a lot of it.

    But as releases go, I...
  20. Please make it stop, Once and for all.

    Please make it stop, Once and for all.
  21. Sticky: ^ He needs to be in better company, seeing as he...

    ^ He needs to be in better company, seeing as he looks really rabid when yodling on stage with his mere half-mates.

    I remember buying his Introspection box hoping there'd be long sequencing of...
  22. Their most underrated album by far, IMHO. The...

    Their most underrated album by far, IMHO. The middle-to-ending of "30 Pieces" - with the flute solo by way of a descending chord patterns towards a final release sporting 'tron and ultimately...
  23. Thanks, Svetonio. You liked this band very much...

    Thanks, Svetonio. You liked this band very much under your previous five or six monikers as well, and Kscope are absolutely always a safe guarantee for fantastik bombastik.

    Btw, "chamber...
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    I stand corrected. But granted this, Lofthus...

    I stand corrected. But granted this, Lofthus couldn't possibly have found a more ideal keyboardist. Lofthus is a Complete monster on those first two records, though - I remember reviewing this back...
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    ^ I absolutely concur. They weren't formed with...

    ^ I absolutely concur. They weren't formed with the intent of being a permanent band, but rather as a performing Project on behalf of Storløkken's itch to rock-it-out. Which is one of the reasons why...
  26. Sticky: I only wish he would yodle much, much more than...

    I only wish he would yodle much, much more than that.
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    What album? Greatest Show on Earth displays...

    What album? Greatest Show on Earth displays plenty of nuance - that was the entire point of my lacklustre previous post. Atlantis with Reine Fiske does too.

    thedunno man, start with Dodovoodoo...
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    "Fantastic" musicians as in Billy Sherwood,...

    "Fantastic" musicians as in Billy Sherwood, right?

    Seriously, there are hardly any better players veering into rock music now than these folks; they are virtuosos sans quotation marks and still...
  29. Varèse thought that "to stubbornly conditioned...

    Varèse thought that "to stubbornly conditioned ears, anything new in music has always been called noise", and he posed the question, "what is music but organized noises?"

    To the Pokot people,...
  30. Yes. And Yes Yet again. It's the Godless...

    Yes.

    And Yes Yet again. It's the Godless Communist Tour, Commun' to Cumwhere You Live, all Live no overdubs.
  31. ^ But this time he's from a Brit isle. I assume...

    ^ But this time he's from a Brit isle. I assume he went to a spa there to clean up act and - rather attemptively, it seems - YT-addiction before untimely returning 'home' to ground. That way, if he...
  32. I suppose it depends on which side of the Trout...

    I suppose it depends on which side of the Trout Mask fence you sit. And I'm fastening strobe bulbous for the life of me.
  33. ^ Oh, but I'm serious - kinda. It is their most...

    ^ Oh, but I'm serious - kinda. It is their most obtusely self-indulgent album in that there sometimes even appears to be a contest going on about who's ideas or whims are the more peculiar or indeed...
  34. I absolutely agree that The White Album is...

    I absolutely agree that The White Album is extremely self-indulgent. In fact, all music which doesn't speak instantly and directly to me personally is self-indulgent. Plus strange and alien. What's...
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    ^ Just like some historical and/or biographical...

    ^ Just like some historical and/or biographical authors keep their own little cartel of employed "sourcetrackers" (check A. Beevor, for instance), some hipshopsters appear to surround themselves with...
  36. Four years on, this release still appears sorta...

    Four years on, this release still appears sorta 'new' when I listen to it nowadays. Probably because I'm turning old and weary, time passing quickly, dementia prevalent, mindrot prominent and...
  37. Sticky: "La Cathedral". An impeccable sense of melancholy...

    "La Cathedral". An impeccable sense of melancholy to that track, especially with the whistling. I'm not so fond of the rest of the record, and I wasn't even back when I considered myself a fan of the...
  38. It's apparently one of Thurston Moore's fave...

    It's apparently one of Thurston Moore's fave British rock albums from that time.
  39. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jduIjbwf58 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jduIjbwf58

    You heard this one, right?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiEtatNdTx4
  40. I still find it puzzling how these can be as...

    I still find it puzzling how these can be as unkown:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBO564YTFlc

    And this was -legendary- back in the day:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZMojbSdbEE
  41. More on the singer/songwriter jazz/rock-fusion...

    More on the singer/songwriter jazz/rock-fusion side. That's R. Sinclair's thing. But it's got "What's Rattlin'", one of the sweetest tributes - or indeed even anthems! - to the Canterbury scene we...
  42. Here you go: Soma - Epsilon (1991) Mandragora...

    Here you go:

    Soma - Epsilon (1991)
    Mandragora - Earthdance (1992)
    Omnia Opera - Red Shift (1996)
    The Magic Mushroom Band - Process of Illumination (1991)
    Praise Space Electric - 2 Leaving...
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    ^ I know, Svetonio. I've got those on vinyl.

    ^ I know, Svetonio. I've got those on vinyl.
  44. I actually think it's the second best thing Brand...

    I actually think it's the second best thing Brand has worked on, after Epilog. The more advanced harmonics suit him, as do the dense dynamic. You can clearly hear his affection for stuff like Dün and...
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    Steve, here's what happened yesterday in Oslo. I...

    Steve, here's what happened yesterday in Oslo. I was supposed to meet my eldest son at 15:00 hrs. but I had to rush down to city center to purchase a pair of new reading glasses come 13:00, and on...
  46. Yes. 13095

    Yes.

    13095
  47. First, side two of that album is the most...

    First, side two of that album is the most incendiary acid-rock ever committed to tape. IMO. The trail from the chorus of "Mona" through "Maiden" onto "Calvary" is completely devastating in all of its...
  48. ^ Maiden of the Cancer Moon, their Fillmore...

    ^ Maiden of the Cancer Moon, their Fillmore recordings from early spring '68 later released on the legendary Psycho records, displays some of the most colourful rock guitar you'll ever hear. Happy...
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    Oh, shit. A day for Easter Everywhere.

    Oh, shit.

    A day for Easter Everywhere.
  50. Yesss. That first (the "black") Quick album is...

    Yesss.

    That first (the "black") Quick album is one of the greats in rock. I always loved it, but it's even better now that I'm a (purportedly) grownup. Cipollina was one of a kind; bought my...
  51. Geezer, just out of curiosity; you lived through...

    Geezer, just out of curiosity; you lived through the magic of the West Coast US 60s - what artists from that place and era still linger vital to you?


    Except for Love and the Airplane, I mean....
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX6-oDbO7ss

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX6-oDbO7ss
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    Most Magma fans would know Ågren from other...

    Most Magma fans would know Ågren from other connections already. Why on Earth his Wiki-page apparently designates him as primarily the drummer in Kaipa remains something of a mysterious secret,...
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    Yeah.

    Yeah.
  55. With Italian 70s progressive rock, you can start...

    With Italian 70s progressive rock, you can start just about anywhere. It's almost easier to point out the snippet of places you'd not (usually) want to start.
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    ^ I see what you mean there. Although, in all...

    ^ I see what you mean there. Although, in all fairness, they can't all be "academic" in neither (mis)understanding nor their communication of it.

    But still it certainly gets to be frustrating, in...
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    ^ Personal preference and habitus is not an...

    ^ Personal preference and habitus is not an excuse for stating false claims or accusations and promoting reductive revisionism.

    Somehow it's obviously not about being unable to read or acquire...
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    "Every-so-often here at DPRP towers, we like to...

    "Every-so-often here at DPRP towers, we like to take a dive into one of the lesser visited corners of the progressive music universe."

    Is this supposed to be some kind of bad joke? It's a "lesser...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P01hRhD0NGQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P01hRhD0NGQ
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    ^ I think this niche-within-a-niche thing often...

    ^ I think this niche-within-a-niche thing often is a question of mastering internal terms of an exact style. For instance in the case of Finland's similarly fine Malady; their task obviously isn't to...
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