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    I guess you'll like Counterparts then!!!

    I guess you'll like Counterparts then!!!
  2. I'm with you here but it's somewhat reassuring to...

    I'm with you here but it's somewhat reassuring to listen to songs in which Rikard plays the main guitar solo :
    The Transit of Venus Across the Sun
    Brave Captain
    Experimental Gentlemen
    The...
  3. I absolutely agree on all points. Although...

    I absolutely agree on all points.

    Although Rachel's contributions were spot on and tasteful, I don't think she had a unique sound on her instrument in the way that Dave did.
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    I was mostly joking but I find it ironic that the...

    I was mostly joking but I find it ironic that the man who initiated the remix got to appreciate the original mix more than before in the process.

    Unless the remix made it apparent that the...
  5. Given the amount of instruments the 4 of them can...

    Given the amount of instruments the 4 of them can play, I am not particularly worried for the next album. Even if replacing Dave Gregory is the biggest issue, Rikard has delivered some very tasteful...
  6. The Original Post. Yes I did, your link...

    The Original Post.



    Yes I did, your link has exactly the same info as the link given in this thread's first post. It's just worded slightly differently (some journalist probably needs to...
  7. It's always sad for the fans but I don't think...

    It's always sad for the fans but I don't think all these departures will have the same impact.
    Andy was a founding member but his musical contributions in the years prior to his departure were...
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    Isn't that somewhat paradoxical?

    Isn't that somewhat paradoxical?
  9. Did you actually read the OP before posting?

    Did you actually read the OP before posting?
  10. Yes, Randy was supposed to do the 2020 tour that...

    Yes, Randy was supposed to do the 2020 tour that got cancelled. There was no announcement that he would be further involved with the band after the tour but I think it was more or less implied if all...
  11. It was announced back it March. The search for a...

    It was announced back it March. The search for a new violin player is ongoing.
    On the positive side, this means that Rikard will probably play most of the keys on the new album. David Longdon might...
  12. Sanguine Hum - A Trace of Memory. Out Nov 20

    Sanguine Hum have put together a new album sooner than expected due to lockdown.
    Pre-orders are up on Bandcamp today.

    https://sanguinehum.bandcamp.com/
  13. I hear you. I can't get used to the remixes of...

    I hear you. I can't get used to the remixes of the classics from the 1970s. I recently revisited Radiation by Marillion and I also prefer the original mix despite its flaws.
    Having said that, I've...
  14. Not much interest it seems...

    Not much interest it seems...
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    Thanks Mark, I wasn't aware the campaign had...

    Thanks Mark, I wasn't aware the campaign had started.
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    I guess Covid got in the way of this project....

    I guess Covid got in the way of this project. Bummer...
  17. Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Element 20th anniversary remix

    Pain of Salvation have just announced pre-orders for a 20th anniversary remix of The Perfect Element to be released in November.
    http://painofsalvation.com/store/

    Now I am usually not a fan of...
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    I think he meant lyrically. In a "I'm invisible...

    I think he meant lyrically. In a "I'm invisible no-one sees me" kind of way.
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    I've had it on rotation since Friday. It's nice...

    I've had it on rotation since Friday. It's nice but not bound to become my favourite. I guess I miss the little jazzy bits he usually throws in and I find the growling totally unnecessary in the...
  20. The last one is the first that I enjoyed as a...

    The last one is the first that I enjoyed as a whole, the others were always very hit and miss for me. Judging by the first single and the review, it looks like this one is not for me. If it initially...
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    I don't think there are any releases from the...

    I don't think there are any releases from the Inside Out label on Bandcamp.
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    What happened is that the band conceived it as a...

    What happened is that the band conceived it as a double album but their distributor wouldn't have it. So they sold the double album on their website and made a single disc version available in shops....
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    One of the best. The single disc version really...

    One of the best.
    The single disc version really didn't do it justice and was unfortunately more widely available upon release. I believe this has been rectified a few years ago with the new reissue...
  24. More precisely, this version was released in the...

    More precisely, this version was released in the UK as the B side of the Witches Promise single.
    The more well known version was released on the US version of Benefit, and later on Living in the...
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    I know he seems to be everywhere but SW never...

    I know he seems to be everywhere but SW never touched these albums.
  26. I guess you're right here. It was the same thing...

    I guess you're right here. It was the same thing with A Few Steps Down the Wrong Road and its surprise ending
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    This could be me speaking about ELP.

    This could be me speaking about ELP.
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    Don't get me wrong, I think KC are doing a great...

    Don't get me wrong, I think KC are doing a great job in giving their fans a wealth of material in fantastic packagings that fans of other bands can only dream of.

    But reading the content here:...
  29. Thread: Haken - Virus

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    We're not saying that. Early DT and Haken are...

    We're not saying that. Early DT and Haken are proof that technical music can have soul. But both bands at some point have increased their technicality at the expense of soul when they could have kept...
  30. Thread: Haken - Virus

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    I actually happened to listen to Virus and the...

    I actually happened to listen to Virus and the Restoration EP back to back.
    What struck me is that Haken now sound so clinical and precise it seems the guitars and drums are played by machines. On...
  31. Thread: Haken - Virus

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    Yes, this one is less aggressive and more melodic...

    Yes, this one is less aggressive and more melodic than Vector but there's still too much epileptic riffage for my tastes.
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    One of the only bands that ever really grabbed me...

    One of the only bands that ever really grabbed me in a live setting without having heard their music before, when I saw them open for Marillion more than 15 years ago.
    You could say Night set the...
  33. I must have missed this piece of information. Do...

    I must have missed this piece of information. Do you have a source confirming that the original September release date is pushed back?
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    Thanks. I must have missed it.

    Thanks. I must have missed it.
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    That's something I rarely see discussed. I wonder...

    That's something I rarely see discussed. I wonder how they came to gradually change their main singer over the years, it's quite unusual for a band with such a consistent lineup.
  36. RIP Judy Dyble 13th February 1949 12th...

    RIP Judy Dyble

    13th February 1949 12th July 2020

    12th July 2020: It is with great sadness that we announce that English singer-songwriter Judy Dyble passed away on 12th July 2020...
  37. And here I was, thinking he had toned down the...

    And here I was, thinking he had toned down the religious content !
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    Clearly The Void has a bright, harsh production,...

    Clearly The Void has a bright, harsh production, apparently a deliberate choice by the band.
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    Looks like you're talking about Sleeping In...

    Looks like you're talking about Sleeping In Traffic Part 2 here.
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    You just can't help it can you? You just have to...

    You just can't help it can you?
    You just have to pick on everything I say even if it's a 6 month old post, and impress us all with your incredible knowledge of music and how you're better than us...
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    January 2021 AFAIK

    January 2021 AFAIK
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    Actually they just sent me another email saying...

    Actually they just sent me another email saying the previous one was a mistake. So it looks like the tour is still happening as of now.
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    I haven't seen an announcement by SW but I've...

    I haven't seen an announcement by SW but I've just been notified that the September concert I had a ticket for has been cancelled. I guess I could see it coming with the album being pushed back but...
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    That's a clear sign of a very heavy smoking habit...

    That's a clear sign of a very heavy smoking habit regardless of the fact that he switched to smoking a pipe.

    I have a general lack of compassion for smokers but it seems all the more irresponsible...
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    The article makes it look like it's a rare...

    The article makes it look like it's a rare condition but it's the very same one that lifetime smokers get. I don't know if Anderson was a smoker but it would perfectly explain it.
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    The band are currently taking advantage of the...

    The band are currently taking advantage of the lockdown to complete their fifth album which should be finished shortly. The income from this archival release will help finance the final stages of the...
  47. Thread: Southern Empire

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    And yet he can't top Mark Trueack on the 2 tracks...

    And yet he can't top Mark Trueack on the 2 tracks that also appear on the first UPF album.
  48. Thread: Southern Empire

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    If it clicked you might want to check out their...

    If it clicked you might want to check out their second album Civilisation which is even better. It has another reworking of a track from the first UPF album, Travelling Man.
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    You actually have a very good point here and this...

    You actually have a very good point here and this may in fact be the reason why he's pushing the whole thing back.
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    I wonder just how much music he intended to...

    I wonder just how much music he intended to release as teasers. The album being a mere 38 minutes, Personal Shopper was already a quarter of that.
    As for the tour, no postponement announced yet but...
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    I see what you did there.

    I see what you did there.
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    Of course.

    Of course.
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    Answer: none. I think Top Cat was questioning...

    Answer: none.
    I think Top Cat was questioning the part about rewriting history, not the fact that all recent releases were remixes.
  54. I'm starting to realize I should shift my...

    I'm starting to realize I should shift my expectations with these albums. I usually listen to music in a rather "involved" way, on headphones, doing nothing else. Those albums don't keep my attention...
  55. Great news, their disbanding was a great...

    Great news, their disbanding was a great disappointment.
    However I can't quite figure out if there are any definite plans for new music. It would be best not to keep our hopes up knowing Mark's...
  56. I have and like it a lot. This is vastly...

    I have and like it a lot.
    This is vastly different. The previous Ghosts had beats and melody lines. These are drones that stretch over minutes and minutes with hardly anything like beats and...
  57. So it actually took a week before I could...

    So it actually took a week before I could download.
    It turns out both albums are ambiant music: not my thing, I find this kind of stuff incredibly boring. I don't see myself returning to this...
  58. Thanks for the heads up. I'm a longtime NIN fan...

    Thanks for the heads up.
    I'm a longtime NIN fan and always found some kind of prog spirit to their music.
    I didn't like their latest series of EPs too much but this sequel of Ghosts is definitely...
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    CDs have allowed for albums of ridiculous...

    CDs have allowed for albums of ridiculous lengths, but less than 40 minutes is still short in my book.
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    38 minute album according to these timings....

    38 minute album according to these timings.
    That's short.
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