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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

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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,...
  4. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  18. 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...
  21. 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
  23. 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...
  38. 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)....
  39. 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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    Just spun this the other night. I think it starts a little slow, but the latter half is pretty great. The opening tunes just seem a little unfocused and jammy to me. Overall, though, I find it a good...
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    My wife and I saw him once when we were browsing...

    My wife and I saw him once when we were browsing upstairs at City Lights. Very cool. 101 is a good run. Hope he had a wonderful life!

    Bill
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    I have all the HoI and SoS CDs. Great stuff! The...

    I have all the HoI and SoS CDs. Great stuff! The first one is probably my least favorite. It seems a little sonically uneven to me, and I think they were still developing their sound. That said, I...
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    Wow, fantastic! Enjoying these! Bill

    Wow, fantastic! Enjoying these!

    Bill
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    Totally agree. I was listening to this clip this...

    Totally agree. I was listening to this clip this morning, and I was blown away. Performance-wise, I think this is better than what's on Paper Charms. They definitely brought the goods at this show!
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    Fair enough. That's what I meant, that they...

    Fair enough. That's what I meant, that they played at least a part of it at two different times. But yours is the more accurate description, and fits what I've been able to piece together from varies...
  53. Fuzz bass implies running a bass guitar through a...

    Fuzz bass implies running a bass guitar through a fuzz pedal, which is most often done by guitarists. But some bass players use fuzz or distorted tones. In Clakre's case, he uses it as effect during...
  54. I noticed that too! Surely just an oversight, but...

    I noticed that too! Surely just an oversight, but it does stand out.

    My least favorite of the "big four" RTF albums, but I still enjoy it. Never really got the love for Connors on this one. To me,...
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    Wow, shocking and terribly sad. I love his...

    Wow, shocking and terribly sad. I love his classic period RtF stuff. Glad I got to see them on their reunion tour in 2008. When I worked at Berklee, I got front row seats to a performance of Chick...
  56. After being lukewarm on Et Ex, I sampled this one...

    After being lukewarm on Et Ex, I sampled this one pretty closely before taking the plunge. Glad I did, as there really isn't anything here that interested me. I was taken by the energy and strong...
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    Definitely very different. I listened once to the...

    Definitely very different. I listened once to the whole thing on my phone one time my wife and I were in a hotel room somewhere. Neither of us were impressed. I took a pass on that album, after...
  58. Thread: Frankensnow!

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    Why am I not surprised? She's such a...

    Why am I not surprised? She's such a good-nurtured creature, leave it to her to find fun in a soggy mess!

    :lol
  59. Thread: Frankensnow!

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    Yes, I remember that! Hopefully this isn't as...

    Yes, I remember that! Hopefully this isn't as bad, but it sounds like it's still a mess! So sorry! Hope Lydian is holding up OK! :D

    Bill
  60. Thread: Frankensnow!

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    UGH! That sucks! What a drag! This isn't the...

    UGH! That sucks! What a drag! This isn't the first time something like that happening to you there, is it?



    Yeah, we got absolutely nothing. Just like you we lost power for a bit, but barely a...
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