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  1. Synth prog/metal EP for a pound: Keygen Church (aka Master Boot Record)

    This is all sorts of pomp and bombast and big "raise those devil horns and pump those fists" driving things. Kind of like Jordan Rudess got really, really pissed and decided to drop a rage EP.

    It...
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    SOLIDARITY, BROTHER :lol :lol I make no...

    SOLIDARITY, BROTHER :lol :lol

    I make no apologies for my massive and unrepentantly nerdy love of Star Wars both old and new. It's big honking space adventures involving wizards with light swords...
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    I for one am proud, proud indeed, to be...

    I for one am proud, proud indeed, to be responsible for your 5,501st post here on this totally-not-at-all-nerdy progressive music forum :lol :lol :lol



    (nothing but love, Ian :D )
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    Dave Filoni (mastermind behind Clone Wars,...

    Dave Filoni (mastermind behind Clone Wars, Rebels) is too good at what he does to not bring us fans some closure around folks like Thrawn, Bridger and Wren. Mandalorian might work for some of that,...
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    Oh, that guy! I love his reviews, super...

    Oh, that guy! I love his reviews, super organized and easy to follow :up

    Thanks!
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    For those that care....last night's show: ...

    For those that care....last night's show:

    Invertals: instrumental nerdy math rock/metal. Great playing, reminded me of Chimp Spanner in a lot of ways. A bit heavy on the backing tracks but not...
  7. No you don't. But you can't seem to let go of...

    No you don't. But you can't seem to let go of bombarding this thread repeatedly. Is it OCD?
  8. In other words: http://e.lvme.me/ub1smht.jpg

    In other words:

    http://e.lvme.me/ub1smht.jpg
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    The train heist in Solo was outstanding. The...

    The train heist in Solo was outstanding. The balance of the movie had good elements but structurally it was kind of a mess. The big set pieces were too distant from the actual plot climaxes (for...
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    My interest rates SUUUUUUUUCK :lol :lol I like...

    My interest rates SUUUUUUUUCK :lol :lol

    I like the idea of this, although I'm guessing it is more paraphonic; you can have all voices layered for fatness, or play them individually?
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    UK

    UK
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    If memory serves, I read it in the book on PF...

    If memory serves, I read it in the book on PF released some years ago. Wright came up with an intro that Gilmour rejected; Ezrin also apparently offered up an intro that was rejected as well. But,...
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    Thought I read somewhere that they restored the...

    Thought I read somewhere that they restored the intro bit that Wright made for Turning Away (that apparently Gilmour discarded).
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    I haven't heard anything but in truth, I didn't...

    I haven't heard anything but in truth, I didn't expect to hear anything. Just assuming that sometime in February/March/April, new discs will appear in my mailbox.
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    Dude - I have been lucky enough to see Big|Brave...

    Dude - I have been lucky enough to see Big|Brave twice and they are AWESOME :up :up

    BTW Frankie: I saw Big|Brave with another act called Lingua Ignota. Think early Diamanda Galas with 2019...
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    A certain offer still stands ;)

    A certain offer still stands ;)
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    Yeah, this was a no-brainer for me. I am, at the...

    Yeah, this was a no-brainer for me. I am, at the heart, a keyboard player and a keyboard interface will always feel most comfortable to me. As much as I love the Linnstrument (and it IS wonderful),...
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    Finally got to see Candlemass @ a festival over...

    Finally got to see Candlemass @ a festival over here a few years ago, it was very fun and a nice solid "check" off the ol' bucket list :)
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    Car Bomb is the schniznit for sure :horns

    Car Bomb is the schniznit for sure :horns
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    H O L Y M O T H E R O F G O D ...

    H O L Y M O T H E R O F G O D

    https://synthandsoftware.com/2019/11/expressive-e-announces-osmose-an-mpe-compatible-keyboard-synthesizer


    I threw money at that so fast, it looks like it...
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    ^^^ that is SO crazy dude...I was totally...

    ^^^ that is SO crazy dude...I was totally thinking Car Bomb would be right up your alley but I couldn't quite decide what song would be best :lol
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    Was it? Very cool then :up

    Was it? Very cool then :up
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    Yes... but I am not sure if that only happened in...

    Yes... but I am not sure if that only happened in the big box or also is present on the individual box.
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    ^^ the main six boxes are a veritable cornucopia...

    ^^ the main six boxes are a veritable cornucopia of treats. And yeah, the quality of some of the films and music is remarkable given the age (the video for Scarecrow is incredibly sharp and...
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    FWIW: Aside from big form factor with a bunch...

    FWIW:

    Aside from big form factor with a bunch of memorabilia (which IMHO is just noise in a package like this, much like marbles and coasters in the Immersion boxes), the Continu/ation set had...
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    Probably a fair # of these are already familiar...

    Probably a fair # of these are already familiar to you BUT:

    Cult of Luna - post
    Deafheaven - shoegazer black
    3rd and the Mortal - atmospheric doom/avant <-- these guys were actually my entry...
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    Oh no, I dig me some black metal. I tend to lean...

    Oh no, I dig me some black metal. I tend to lean towards the atmospheric stuff (Alcest, Wolves in the Throne Room, to a lesser degree Agalloch) but there's always room for BM at Chez Batts. In...
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    LOVE that artwork :D

    LOVE that artwork :D
  29. More of a good thing is a great thing ...

    More of a good thing is a great thing

    https://boomkat.com/products/dark-transit-ep
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    I want to be very, very, very, very clear that...

    I want to be very, very, very, very clear that while both those things undeniably ARE in this thread, they were not in fact used together. Because EEEEEEEEEEW.
  31. I tend to hit Bandcamp in batch mode these days,...

    I tend to hit Bandcamp in batch mode these days, and tomorrow is the day, so I'll be picking this up then :up

    Listening now...nice work!
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    Greatest prog song ever recorded would be John...

    Greatest prog song ever recorded would be John Cage 4'33"

    * Born from both intellect and rebellion against convention
    * Countless versions; no two performances even slightly close
    * Endless list...
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    This is probably going to be my album of the...

    This is probably going to be my album of the year. I absolutely adore every minute of it. Reviewer is fun but he definitely missed some things: he commented on not being able to find a theme,...
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    :horns:lol:horns So, I'll say this about...

    :horns:lol:horns

    So, I'll say this about BTBAM: I had Alaska and one other album of theirs and they did NOT click for me at all until I happened to catch them live. They are (IMHO) exceptionally...
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    I was happy to see a few picks on there: ...

    I was happy to see a few picks on there: Deafheaven (one of my personal top metal bands), Alcest, BTBAM, Gorguts, The Ocean, multiple Gojira albums. And I can't say I'm a fan of the music but I...
  36. Ummmm, I believe you need to provide a JPG, PNG,...

    Ummmm, I believe you need to provide a JPG, PNG, or GIF file. I'm not sure offhand about size limits, arguably bigger is better (maybe 1200x1200 pixels for a max target?). Your software should be...
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    Oooo, fun list.

    Oooo, fun list.
  38. It sure is :up

    It sure is :up
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    I love when he is messing with the Minimoog but...

    I love when he is messing with the Minimoog but then says "ya can't buy this anymore, it's 15 years old, it's an antique" and moves on to the Waldorf. He might've underestimated things just a tad...
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    So...still not a fan of Kanye but...I'm rather...

    So...still not a fan of Kanye but...I'm rather enjoying the new Moor Mother. Sad that I missed her set @ Big Ears, actually...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeZIqemkrD8

    Her stuff is pretty...
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    :horns :) :up

    :horns :) :up
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    Whatever you do, make damned sure you include...

    Whatever you do, make damned sure you include "Hospital Fat Bags" by Gaza on that list. Beneath that extreme noise is music more progressive than Jon Anderson reciting Lord of the Rings while Steven...
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    None of the Uneven Structure albums stand as...

    None of the Uneven Structure albums stand as strong as their first (Februus) in my eyes, but they're still fairly interesting and pushing the "adventurous" angle with metal in interesting ways:
    ...
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    I haven't given this enough listening time to...

    I haven't given this enough listening time to make it into my top five yet, but it's absolutely in my top 10.

    Still a number of titles due this year that are contenders (Hammock, Lunacy) as well...
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    Geeze!!! Welcome back online, knew you'd be...

    Geeze!!! Welcome back online, knew you'd be back, never doubted it for an instant :D
  46. Thread: Progeezer

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    *sigh* FINE...I'll call the Smithsonian and tell...

    *sigh* FINE...I'll call the Smithsonian and tell them to stop clearing space in the Natural History Museum, not quite yet :down :down


    All jesting aside...long live the Geeze!! Nothing but the...
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    RIP :(

    RIP :(
  48. I love FFH (both versions in their own ways) so I...

    I love FFH (both versions in their own ways) so I sprang for this. As leftovers go, they're fine. IMHO the band made the right decision to set this material aside to focus on what was actually...
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    I like some rap, not exactly a deep enthusiast...

    I like some rap, not exactly a deep enthusiast but I do like stuff like EL-P, some of Kendrick Lamar, older "popular" acts from the 80's/90's, and I unreservedly love the unholy hell out of Dalek. ...
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    Ladies and gentleman: the nutshell :D :up :up

    Ladies and gentleman: the nutshell :D :up :up
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    FWIW I don't even remotely expect the new release...

    FWIW I don't even remotely expect the new release to beat the original (since I am a big fan of the original). It isn't going to be a more "authentic" version of the album: it has altered...
  52. Thread: Anna Meredith

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    Oh yeah, Wilco is cool too :up Saw them at Big...

    Oh yeah, Wilco is cool too :up Saw them at Big Ears as well as Ms. Meredith.

    Her videos are generally very quirky/clever/fun, just like the tunes :D
  53. On the upside, Eddie Jobson just got an instant...

    On the upside, Eddie Jobson just got an instant "get out of jail free" card for his next endlessly-delayed boxset: IT'S THE DISTRO I TELL YOU
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    Ridley Scott seems to feel he should've tossed...

    Ridley Scott seems to feel he should've tossed Tangerine Dream's score for "Legend" in favor of the original Jerry Goldsmith score that appeared on the European versions of the film. I can't say I...
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    I do rather love the Apocalypse Now alternate...

    I do rather love the Apocalypse Now alternate soundtrack quite a bit :up
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    I'd put good money that neither clip is...

    I'd put good money that neither clip is Johannsson. Based on comments from the folks who are managing his estate, nothing of the score was in any shape for even a posthumous release. This sounds...
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    :lol Using MPE can take some adjusting but...

    :lol

    Using MPE can take some adjusting but once you get acclimated to how it works (and how it differs from normal keyboard playing), it's pretty damned remarkable what can be achieved.
  58. Dude, if you're new to the wonderful world of...

    Dude, if you're new to the wonderful world of Deathprod, may I politely point you towards the following: https://deathprod.bandcamp.com/album/treetop-drive

    Still my own personal favorite from...
  59. Oh man, that would be an amazing show to see :) ...

    Oh man, that would be an amazing show to see :)

    Still waiting on my copy of the album to arrive from across the pond, very excited for that first listen sometime soon...
  60. Thread: Anna Meredith

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    A slight admission, and I'm not trying to be...

    A slight admission, and I'm not trying to be "that" guy: I heard her music live before I heard any of her albums, so when I listen to Varmints I'm somewhat hearing it with the echoes of seeing her...
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