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    The debut Pan Tang has the immense "Suzie Smiled"...

    The debut Pan Tang has the immense "Suzie Smiled" on it and therefore deserves some respect no matter what. Bass was faded out almost completely on the whole record because Rocky Laws had put down...
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    Spellbound-era Tygers of Pan Tang beat out...

    Spellbound-era Tygers of Pan Tang beat out Stryper to every which whim the latter might go for. And do you recall the first reaction to Venom, quite possibly the major transcendent post-modernist...
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    ^ That covers album is surely different - but...

    ^ That covers album is surely different - but solid nonetheless. They're a bit more idiosyncratic and quirky in their interpretations than, say, Steven Wilson.

    All Jack releases are highly...
  4. ^ Marco, this sounds great! Thx for posting. :up

    ^ Marco, this sounds great! Thx for posting. :up
  5. It's Ok. But as with many other West-German...

    It's Ok.

    But as with many other West-German rock acts of the day, there's simply too much direct "influence" here from heroes of the Anglophones. Deep Purple (in particular), Cactus, Captain...
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    ^ That's a very good call. Check the separate...

    ^ That's a very good call.

    Check the separate J O' tC-thread for suggestions as to back-catalog - once you've acquainted sufficiently with this new one, I mean.

    They are one of my fave current...
  7. Please accept my dearest condolences.

    Please accept my dearest condolences.
  8. Bill, I'm on my way to Quincy, MA with a...

    Bill, I'm on my way to Quincy, MA with a leucotome and ol' Quincy, M.E. We're gonna put that avant into your head as quicksy as a headspinzy.

    1514515145
  9. ^ That advant crowd only wants to take advantage...

    ^ That advant crowd only wants to take advantage of its status as advanced adversary, and should not be trusted.

    Man, I'm about as advant-guard as they come and to some folx apparently dig it all...
  10. I'm not really buying much new music anymore, as...

    I'm not really buying much new music anymore, as I'm more than happy to just sit around the house and listen to my old Yes, Salt-N-Pepa and Roger Whittaker records yet once again - but I most...
  11. re: Rouge Ciel. Both Rouge Ciel from 2002 and...

    re: Rouge Ciel. Both Rouge Ciel from 2002 and Veullier Procéder from 2005 are excellent. There was a third release which I still haven't heard.

    They were perhaps not as decidedly playful as...
  12. I'm a fan. This was the first Nucleus I...

    I'm a fan.

    This was the first Nucleus I heard, back when I was 18. I'd already recently warmed up to the "immense difficulties" of Soft Machine 4, and thought it strange how something as...
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    Yes. :up

    Yes. :up
  14. Just found this one last night; OMG was Hladik...

    Just found this one last night; OMG was Hladik the greatest!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbGKeq5kZrs
  15. It's quite possibly their single greatest record,...

    It's quite possibly their single greatest record, at least in terms of compositional prowess as to Radim Hladik's emotional input.

    The earlier CD version displaces the third and then fourth tune,...
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    No. If you go to the "great about Norwegian"...

    No.

    If you go to the "great about Norwegian" blah-blah thread, you'll see what I wrote about the "wakening" of the Rune Grammofon label and encurrent scene of liberal music-arts activity in Norway...
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    This one is the "easiest-going" piece from...

    This one is the "easiest-going" piece from Iridule.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhPhf2zcrtA
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    That's because you're such a Resistor [prog band,...

    That's because you're such a Resistor [prog band, they're -so- good] to the end objective of the 'death, Moe.

    I mean, every litturbit of the recent cultural turmoil and revolt in Western lands...
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    I'd say it's the "meta" experience of Canterbury...

    I'd say it's the "meta" experience of Canterbury as something particularly "academically" quirky that perhaps keeps holding some listeners at bay. The sheer cerebral factor of it.

    The fact that...
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    Oh, I didn't see this until now. This must...

    Oh, I didn't see this until now.

    This must have been quite the bash of a news in Italy - Covid notwithstanding. Battiato is mythical down there.

    I'll spin my 1972 - Fetus/Pollution and 1974...
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    It's important.

    It's important.
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    I'd like for Dave - we're on first names here/now...

    I'd like for Dave - we're on first names here/now - to come and sing more about those "big fat knockers" he's on about in that wonderful rendition of "Highway Star" on Last Concert in Japan.

    I...
  23. Not really. This 'Svet' character is/was a...

    Not really.

    This 'Svet' character is/was a somewhat problematic case of clinically incessant trolling, either in the shape of antagonistic and often bizarre logics and arguments hammered towards...
  24. Ghastly. Beastly. 15115 (Courtesy of Calyx).

    Ghastly. Beastly.

    15115

    (Courtesy of Calyx).
  25. That's pretty cool, although I suspect that if...

    That's pretty cool, although I suspect that if you play in a band as stylistically full-breed and to-the-point as Escarlate this implies an overall knowledge of national traditions in rock/pop.
    ...
  26. ^ I'm just really glad they get to release...

    ^ I'm just really glad they get to release something like this on a substantially acknowledged, traditional label for idiosyncratic new music in the realms of folk/pop/rock/jazz/whatever. Great for...
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    ^ I know. :up

    ^ I know. :up
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    ^ Oh but it is - Letzte Tage, I mean. Just that...

    ^ Oh but it is - Letzte Tage, I mean. Just that it's merely the tip of a grand iceberg.

    Their major ambient statement, as I hear it, was In den Gärten Pharaos and the monumental title track of...
  29. ^ Wow, that's stupendous! :up Of these I've...

    ^ Wow, that's stupendous! :up

    Of these I've only heard the "Lero Lero" track before, and I have to admit to never really thinking much more of it. There was never that peculiar sting I had with...
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    I'd say Siebenjäger is the third absolutely...

    I'd say Siebenjäger is the third absolutely -vital- Vuh record to get for a complete overview of Fricke's musical path - if there's only three to get.

    It features their most absolutely gorgeous...
  31. Kudos - and I really like the Panorama album! ...

    Kudos - and I really like the Panorama album!

    Editio Princeps seems to be going in the same track as certain other wildly eclectic labels like Mylodon or AltrOck in that basically everything...
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    That's mean, John.

    That's mean, John.
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    Historically speaking it was precisely the other...

    Historically speaking it was precisely the other way 'round, something safe to say with today's ruling paradigms on the subject. And it really has been academically scrutinized to the point of dull,...
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    She's the older sister of highly acclaimed...

    She's the older sister of highly acclaimed character actor Herbert Knaup, one of those ubiquitous German actors whose face and voice (in both English and mother tongue) everybody's seen and heard but...
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    While I wouldn't exactly include DD's two solo...

    While I wouldn't exactly include DD's two solo records on the UZ roster, they're certainly somewhat close in spirit - quite naturally. I always liked them, and as opposed to most (that I'm aware of)...
  36. I'm picking up on modern Brazilian today....

    I'm picking up on modern Brazilian today. Armazém, Mantra (that Proximo was surprisingly good!), Caravela Escarlate, Projeto B (A Noite; some seriously NY-Downtown-meets-Egberto), Amanajé,...
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    I always liked Doctor Who, but I didn't really...

    I always liked Doctor Who, but I didn't really "get" the intensity of appeal until I had a girlfriend 17 years my junior who was a -major- fan and kept expecting for everyone else to adjust to her...
  38. Can't wait to hear this new one. And to get it....

    Can't wait to hear this new one. And to get it. I'm getting before I hear. Moneys safely invested in a bright and colossally prosperous future for me and my head and heart.

    Such a great thing to...
  39. Which could be a great thing, if the TEB were...

    Which could be a great thing, if the TEB were only half as good at that game as the Badkars were. I hinestly think it comes out as half-hearted and somewhere halfway between Between and Heart....
  40. Alchemy, Elements and Music from MacBeth. Not...

    Alchemy, Elements and Music from MacBeth.

    Not this one here.
  41. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown absolutely...

    The Crazy World of Arthur Brown absolutely belongs. The entire side 1 of their album was a conceptual narrative as elaborate as anything else attempted in rock at the time (spring '68), and it's...
  42. I absolutely agree. During their "prog" heyday of...

    I absolutely agree. During their "prog" heyday of 1977-81 they were simply trying so hard that their stylistic shortcomings got all too obvious. And still I somehow keep enjoying much - not all - of...
  43. I'm always doing that. I'm old and senile.

    I'm always doing that. I'm old and senile.
  44. This was a great thread:...

    This was a great thread: https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/13064-Lesser-known-Canadian-prog?highlight=Obscure+Canadian

    Opus-5, Conventum, Miriodor, Sloche, Maneige, Harmonium,...
  45. Kudos, Aymeric! I only read it in English...

    Kudos, Aymeric!

    I only read it in English (back on release), but it's a great one. I took particular note in his telling of how most of his wider (European) family perished in the Holocaust, and...
  46. Creepy crowth, sinister reptile lofty coil and...

    Creepy crowth, sinister reptile lofty coil and deathlike.
  47. ^ The one with "I Had Too Much to Dream Last...

    ^ The one with "I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night" as opener? Man, that's an exquisite garage-psych enterprise if there ever was one, but I really don't hear the immediate relevance.

    Underground,...
  48. ^ If you're thinking of Mass In F Minor, that's a...

    ^ If you're thinking of Mass In F Minor, that's a glorious record.
  49. I went back to listen tonight, and not only does...

    I went back to listen tonight, and not only does it still hold up but it absolutely slays. I usually play it about once a year, but oh lord - this is one immensely powerful statement in rock music.
    ...
  50. No! You'll listen MORE, Moe! :yell You'll...

    No! You'll listen MORE, Moe! :yell


    You'll commence ten years from now.
  51. While I don't find it "creepy", it's most...

    While I don't find it "creepy", it's most definitely one of those startoffs that unequivocally signals "seriousness" to proceedings.

    Quite possibly one of the ten-or-so greatest openings to any...
  52. Going back now, that's a pretty wild thread. ...

    Going back now, that's a pretty wild thread.

    We had a similar one on Cervello's Melos, IIRC.
  53. We've had shitloads of discussions on this! I...

    We've had shitloads of discussions on this! I always enjoyed the singular "feature"-thread on it a few years back:...
  54. While still an excellent timepiece of an album,...

    While still an excellent timepiece of an album, I'll actually have to adjust and moderate my stand on the matter; today I'd pick A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado for starters. It'd may be...
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    It's the most sincerely intense rock record ever,...

    It's the most sincerely intense rock record ever, mostly due to the degree of sheer -dedication- in their attack of sound. You can practically sense the menace and cultural peril in contemporary...
  56. Here's what I posted in the thread on 'Group and...

    Here's what I posted in the thread on 'Group and orchestras', more specifically as response to Udi (Koomran) concerning Days of Future Passed and why In the Court of the Crimson kind of appears to...
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    The second Mar de Robles release, Indigena from...

    The second Mar de Robles release, Indigena from 2008 IIRC, is excellent.

    Ergo Sum are alright, especially Mixolidio.

    Marvellous modern progressive from Chile, for me, would be Matraz...
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    Dance of the Flames was the first Guru I got....

    Dance of the Flames was the first Guru I got. Purchased for 10 NOK (ca. 1$) at what was practically an indoors scrapyard in Bergen sometime in 1991; a completely soiled vinyl copy sans innersleeve. ...
  59. ^ Absolutely correct, but as with classics by...

    ^ Absolutely correct, but as with classics by Gilberto Gil and Raul Seixha, Esquina kinda transcends all others here - and goes way into the beyond.

    However, it still need inclusion also for the...
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    Their finest after Next. IMO.

    Their finest after Next.

    IMO.
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