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    Greg! Don't feel bad for me, buddy. I just don't...

    Greg! Don't feel bad for me, buddy. I just don't like what I hear, and am not going to buy it automatically, due to past history. 2020 has been one of the best years for new music in recent memory,...
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    ^^ I hope that you enjoy it, man. Having listened...

    ^^ I hope that you enjoy it, man. Having listened to that snippet, I'm so far off the bus, that I can't even see the dust in the distance, lol.

    I wish him every success with this, though. He...
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    Sticky: ^^That link wouldn't work for me, but here is the...

    ^^That link wouldn't work for me, but here is the album on bandcamp.

    https://crippledblackphoenixsom.bandcamp.com/album/elleng-st

    neil
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    What might be interesting, is if one day...way...

    What might be interesting, is if one day...way down the road, SW pulled something akin to what Robert Fripp is doing with Crimson and celebrated all his material (PT, solo, Blackfield, No-Man, Bass...
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    Sticky: ^^That is sounding sweet. For those wanting a...

    ^^That is sounding sweet. For those wanting a full album listen, it is on bandcamp. Quite a world wide array of guest stars, including the seemingly ubiquitous Marco Minnemann and Frank Gambale. But...
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    Sticky: Awesome new proggy/jazzy album from Argentina's...

    Awesome new proggy/jazzy album from Argentina's Quazzi:

    https://quassi.bandcamp.com/releases?fbclid=IwAR2uFZUII2RWIeptOshSj0aj42gllhJabF0FDqYWn5cCGmFgExDiKIOReMQ

    neil
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    Sticky: And if you are digging Wax Machine, mylard, you...

    And if you are digging Wax Machine, mylard, you would probably like the new Magick Brother and Mystic Sister, too.
    ...
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    Sticky: Hey, thanks. I'm really digging this. An amazing...

    Hey, thanks. I'm really digging this. An amazing laid-back psychedelic vibe. I'm feeling good just listening to it!

    https://waxmachinebbib.bandcamp.com/album/earthsong-of-silence

    neil
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    Sticky: That must be frustrating. Still, 42 people at at...

    That must be frustrating. Still, 42 people at at time?! Just how big is this gym? That seems a lot. And MOST people wear a mask seems dicey...shouldn't it be mandatory? Anyways, I hope that you find...
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    Absolutely. Steven Wilson owes me nothing. He can...

    Absolutely. Steven Wilson owes me nothing. He can make whatever kind of music that he likes. My only control in the matter, is to choose whether to buy it, or not.

    neil
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    Sticky: :O:O:O neil

    :O:O:O

    neil
  12. Thread: Kenso boxset

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    ^^Truth. $43.85, in Canadian dollars, and that is...

    ^^Truth. $43.85, in Canadian dollars, and that is only with the cost of shipping to Japan, not sure about an overseas shipping charge, so it could well be at least $60.

    neil
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    Sticky: ^^I'm curious. Why were you forced to buy the CD?...

    ^^I'm curious. Why were you forced to buy the CD? And glad it's out!

    neil
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    Sticky: Yup! So frozen up here, that I only just closed...

    Yup! So frozen up here, that I only just closed my swimming pool a few days ago!

    It's funny, I used to contemplate a move to yankee-ville, as my girlfriend is from Seattle and has family there,...
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    For anyone who wants to get a download, or would...

    For anyone who wants to get a download, or would like to preview the album before buying, it is up on bandcamp.

    https://kscopemusic.bandcamp.com/album/space-for-the-earth

    neil
  16. Interesting. I agree with this in one way,...

    Interesting. I agree with this in one way, especially with thought-provoking, meaningful lyrics, to help that communication along. On the other hand, I would say that one thing instrumental music can...
  17. Thread: Kenso boxset

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    Ha, that's a good way of putting it, and I agree....

    Ha, that's a good way of putting it, and I agree. Also, I think that FABULIS MIRABILIBUS DE BOMBYCOSI SCRIPTIS, is an absolutely killer fusion album, featuring possibly their most talented line-up,...
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    Sticky: ^^Thanks for the heads up! Been a fan for a long...

    ^^Thanks for the heads up! Been a fan for a long time. Most of my favourites from his catalogue have been just him with a vocal assist here and there. Going to check it out now.

    neil
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    Uh oh...embarrassing confession time. I ONLY have...

    Uh oh...embarrassing confession time. I ONLY have Shape Shift! I bought it from the band, the one time that I saw them live. It would seem that I should look into Spirit Animal and Surface to Air...
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    Do you talk to your mother with that mouth, young...

    Do you talk to your mother with that mouth, young man?!


    :O:lol

    neil
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    Hey, I'm glad that y'all are digging it. I'm not...

    Hey, I'm glad that y'all are digging it. I'm not sure that disappointed is the right word, but after a couple of trial bandcamp listens, I don't find it appeals to me as much as Shape Shifter, so I'm...
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    Sticky: That sounds pretty cool, although the recording...

    That sounds pretty cool, although the recording sounds kind of garage-y, at least through my speakers...almost like it's coming from the next room, ha. Still, a very interesting tune.

    neil
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    Sticky: Still waiting for the new Scherzoo, which was...

    Still waiting for the new Scherzoo, which was supposed to have been released yesterday.

    https://scherzoo.bandcamp.com/album/05

    neil
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    Sticky: You may be right, but my local Councillor, who...

    You may be right, but my local Councillor, who sends out daily updates, says that this number was, 'since yesterday', so...

    neil
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    Sticky: 321 new cases in Toronto today. Not good. It was...

    321 new cases in Toronto today. Not good. It was well under 100 per day for quite awhile. The second wave is here, and how.

    neil
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    Sticky: :rofl neil

    :rofl

    neil
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    Sticky: ^Thank you. And you. neil

    ^Thank you. And you.

    neil
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    Sticky: Condolences on your loss, Kevin. That is very...

    Condolences on your loss, Kevin. That is very sad, and a grim reminder of how fast things can happen.

    Toronto has been pretty good at following the rules, although a few restaurants have been...
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    Sticky: ^That's a decent price. The majority of CDs to...

    ^That's a decent price. The majority of CDs to Canada do cost around $30, though. I do appreciate your investigative efforts, but I have been digitally downloading from bandcamp for awhile now and...
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    "...mashed together into a spineless pulp devoid...

    "...mashed together into a spineless pulp devoid of creativity"!! Bravo Marco. That is my favourite line from this whole thread!

    As to this new music...I don't like it at all, but he's given me at...
  31. Interesting thought. I'm not sure it's as much a...

    Interesting thought. I'm not sure it's as much a drop in talent, as a change in requirements, of what a band needs to do, to exist. In the old days, unless you were an A-list fusion band, or the odd...
  32. I think a lot of us, certainly me, have grown to...

    I think a lot of us, certainly me, have grown to be less tolerant of poor vocals over the years. A lot of that stuff used to sneak through the cracks back then...almost an accepted facet of the...
  33. Within the last year? Well, I'm at work, so this...

    Within the last year? Well, I'm at work, so this is off the top of my head, but:

    Zopp, John Zorn, Jg Thirlwell & Simon Steensland, Soften the Glare, Mammal Hands, GoGo Penguiin, Karaba, Tigran...
  34. I wonder if, given the explosion of new music on,...

    I wonder if, given the explosion of new music on, for example, bandcamp now, if it is simply getting harder and harder for bands to find good vocalists, or preferable, for one reason of another, to...
  35. Listening to TONS of new instrumental music nowadays. You?

    I have noticed, in the past few years especially, that the amount of new instrumental progressive music vs. music with vocals that I buy, has gone way up. It's actually been pretty high for awhile...
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    Sticky: To me, $17, INCLUDING shipping is already a huge...

    To me, $17, INCLUDING shipping is already a huge break! I'm in Canada, and it would probably cost me close to $15 in shipping and $15 for the CD.

    neil
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    Hey Greg. If you can, just retire at 60, sell...

    Hey Greg. If you can, just retire at 60, sell that Ottawa house (assuming that you own one), move to a rural location and buy a much cheaper house, live off the money from the sold house, and...
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    ^I believe that is up to the individual bands. I...

    ^I believe that is up to the individual bands. I too, would like to see a few of the sets that I was interested in, but couldn't slot in to my weekend.

    I enjoyed both Vak and Hooffoot a lot. No...
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    Looking forward to Vak, in mere moments! neil

    Looking forward to Vak, in mere moments!

    neil
  40. Thread: Wobbler

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    As I recall in discussions at the time, there...

    As I recall in discussions at the time, there were definitely a group of people who were disappointed that those tracks weren't on the official debut; feeling that they may have been better than the...
  41. Thread: Elder - Omens

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    Yes, a very cool album, that does reward repeated...

    Yes, a very cool album, that does reward repeated spins. I was very much looking forward to seeing them live for the first time in Toronto, in a fairly small club. Covid took care of that, of course....
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    I could be wrong, but I believe that there were...

    I could be wrong, but I believe that there were two long tracks, neither of which ended up on the first album.

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    ^^Wonderful news! Can't wait. neil

    ^^Wonderful news! Can't wait.

    neil
  44. Ha, I resemble that remark! neil

    Ha, I resemble that remark!

    neil
  45. Thread: Tigran Hamasyan

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    I like this new one, on first listen. Really...

    I like this new one, on first listen. Really digging Mockroot as well, though. A really beautiful album, IMO.

    neil
  46. Thread: Tigran Hamasyan

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    He is a very recent discovery for me too. Just...

    He is a very recent discovery for me too. Just downloaded the new one from bandcamp. Looking forward to that first spin! I'm going to give the other two you suggested a try, too.

    neil
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    Sticky: Excellent. I assume the two tracks up now are...

    Excellent. I assume the two tracks up now are just a preview; hopefully it is a full-length release.

    neil
  48. Thread: Haken - Virus

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    Interesting. That is the first time that i have...

    Interesting. That is the first time that i have heard anyone ever say that! You are fully entitled to your opinion of course, but I've always felt, especially live, that their singer is very dynamic...
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    Then you'll be pleased to know that you can also...

    Then you'll be pleased to know that you can also get CDs, from the bandcamp page.

    https://stuartmccowan.bandcamp.com/releases

    neil
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    He is on bandcamp, and they offer high quality...

    He is on bandcamp, and they offer high quality audio files, if you so choose.

    neil
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    John, thanks for all your hard work and efforts...

    John, thanks for all your hard work and efforts putting the magazine together. I enjoyed every issue that I have and always accepted that it came out, when it came out. Thanks for hanging in so long....
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    Sticky: Thanks for the tip! I really like their last one....

    Thanks for the tip! I really like their last one. Ha, perhaps I should feel embarrassed since this band is from my home town, and was not aware of this release.

    neil
  53. Thread: Haken - Virus

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    After one listen, I like this one far better than...

    After one listen, I like this one far better than Vector, which I thought was just a bunch of heavy riffing, with almost no melody to support it. And melody amidst the heaviness has always been...
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    I'm aware of the history and you're quite right...

    I'm aware of the history and you're quite right in all that you say.

    neil
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    Just watched the Stendahl Syndrome the other...

    Just watched the Stendahl Syndrome the other night, and his score and themes were incredibly effective. Dario Argento's films and Ennio Morricone's music fit like a glove.

    neil
  56. High point. Getting my mind blown, around 2001,...

    High point. Getting my mind blown, around 2001, when finding out threw this site, that there were tons and tons of prog bands, both old and new, out there world-wide, that I had no idea existed!
    ...
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    ^^That new Soften the Glare album is excellent. A...

    ^^That new Soften the Glare album is excellent. A real grower.

    neil
  58. Thread: Magma news

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    I agree. That line-up was something special. ...

    I agree. That line-up was something special.

    neil
  59. I loved that Present set! The more people left,...

    I loved that Present set! The more people left, the more that I liked it!! Along those same lines, I remember a guy sitting behind me, becoming more and more incensed as some people were walking out...
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    I like the classics, like most people...Erpland...

    I like the classics, like most people...Erpland especially. However, I also really like the newer release The Floor is too Far Away. Great stuff.

    neil
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