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  1. Which I always found to be -more- ridiculous than...

    Which I always found to be -more- ridiculous than the embracing of Ys by goths (etc.), seeing as A. Bartoccetti (mainman of Jacula/Antonius Rex) was very outspoken as to the mere artistic aspirations...
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    Look, you need to hear this UNTIL ca. 01:52. Ok?...

    Look, you need to hear this UNTIL ca. 01:52. Ok?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dNe24dfxY0
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    Just found this, and quite surprisingly as this...

    Just found this, and quite surprisingly as this is one of his most overtly anti-authoritarian tunes and apparently recorded directly in the wake of surroundings/circumstances concerning the...
  4. If you're thinking of the 'cleaning lady'-record...

    If you're thinking of the 'cleaning lady'-record (which indeed made fun of both the musical and the political matter of what was perceived as "progressive" in Italy at the time), I think it's quite...
  5. ^ Like I've written elsewhere - and I'm obviously...

    ^ Like I've written elsewhere - and I'm obviously only writing anything to begin with in order to "impress with my superior knowledge" n'stuff - I kinda like those 70s Italian pop/rock "prog"...
  6. To be fair, both of these feature admittedly...

    To be fair, both of these feature admittedly among the Italian 70s releases I personally really don't appreciate. It makes me think that perhaps it wasn't about Stapleton discovering "extremes"...
  7. Listening to Igor Wakhevitch right now, and it...

    Listening to Igor Wakhevitch right now, and it makes me wonder how Stapleton was able to a) hear about all of it and b) acquire the material. Some of this must have been very hard to come by back...
  8. ^ Great work on the Elds Mark there, Jacob. This...

    ^ Great work on the Elds Mark there, Jacob. This So reminds me of the rather unique ambience of (Swedish) Ragnarök, an approach which hasn't really been explored much at all.
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    He'd might even take that as a bizarre sort of...

    He'd might even take that as a bizarre sort of compliment.

    There's a quote from him somewhere about his music "[...] not supposed to be 'listened to' but to be sensed or felt". I mean, Cyborg is...
  10. No. That's not what it's about.

    No. That's not what it's about.
  11. ^ Ok. I apologize if I offended you.

    ^ Ok. I apologize if I offended you.
  12. I managed to spill half a glass of Scotch on the...

    I managed to spill half a glass of Scotch on the keyboard of my PC in pure frustration last night, and was up at 05:00 to fetch a laptop off one of my colleagues at work to bring home. I'm usually...
  13. How on Earth is this "[…] thanks to Steven...

    How on Earth is this "[…] thanks to Steven Wilson"? There have been dozens and dozens of actually established and substantial artists igniting that discussion - also here in PE these past 10-15 years...
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    Whisky Pentecost Weekend donning Prog Magog ...

    Whisky Pentecost Weekend donning Prog Magog

    Just listened again to Fades and "I'm Just Afraid". This song is either sung by a transsexual (vocalist called 'Sacha') or by the most genuinely...
  15. ^ I'd say Cassiber were at their very best when...

    ^ I'd say Cassiber were at their very best when they improvised - period. Man or Monkey is a complete monster at that, arguably the greatest free-improv rock album I ever heard and - to me - more...
  16. + 1. On reading this I immediately had to run...

    + 1.

    On reading this I immediately had to run and check my copy, but it looks alright. Granted it's not among my very fave Argentinian CDs and consequently not one I spin too often, I also took a...
  17. Winter Songs was the first album I ever got with...

    Winter Songs was the first album I ever got with either Cutler, Frith or Dagmar, and it entertains a very special place in my heart. NEVER had I heard rock music on a conceptual level as high as...
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    ^ That's a great one, and not only when coming...

    ^ That's a great one, and not only when coming from grumps in their 50s. Fabulously produced too; the bass and drums in particular sound out of this world.
  19. I tried and failed miserably at that too.

    I tried and failed miserably at that too.
  20. ^ re: 'thustraman - I partly agree about the...

    ^ re: 'thustraman - I partly agree about the overhype thing. I could never sit down and listen to a full triple album of Newsom's, although I actually tried and failed miserably. However, I recently...
  21. You guys need to hair NOW! :geezer Btw, I...

    You guys need to hair NOW! :geezer



    Btw, I believe Newsom's lack of answer was due to the silliness of the question. Apparently she wrote letters to Parkins already when she was rather young...
  22. Well, with the peril of being wrong yet again...

    Well, with the peril of being wrong yet again (X)), I believe NFB and Skeleton Crew were Parkins' first noteworthy merits in anything remotely related to rock, having previously performed mostly in...
  23. ^ Yup, winnin' lil' Harry killin' off da rottin'...

    ^ Yup, winnin' lil' Harry killin' off da rottin' Scrot-e-mort loser boozer.

    That's what age and a lackin' nose does to'ya. Not to mention one's belief in a tiny stick.
  24. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADmsqS8ce0E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADmsqS8ce0E
  25. ^ Yes, I was WRONG! :( And Genesis.

    ^ Yes, I was WRONG! :(







    And Genesis.
  26. ^ Usin' that ax(e) to chop off the head of Willy...

    ^ Usin' that ax(e) to chop off the head of Willy Nilson's ol' country horse.
  27. Always preferred the Art Bears to NFB, 'tho both...

    Always preferred the Art Bears to NFB, 'tho both albums of NFB are solid works.

    The debut is arguably a bit more coherent in vibe and tone (with only Dagmar, as opposed to four vocalists as here),...
  28. KC became a significant influence on genres as...

    KC became a significant influence on genres as diverse as extreme/experimental metal, math-rock/core and other stuff. I'm not sure about Toyah's overall importance outside of her rather brief and...
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    My sons both loved stuff like Aksak, Samla,...

    My sons both loved stuff like Aksak, Samla, Magma, Area and Etron Fou when they were (pretty) small. I also tried out side 2 of Relayer on the youngest and he asked me if it was "[…] some kind of elf...
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    ^ Even ace reviewer Achim B. over at Babyblaue...

    ^ Even ace reviewer Achim B. over at Babyblaue seems to really dig it, so this just spurs my anticipation : https://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/album_18814.html#oben

    And hey, it's got Berckmans, Frith...
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    Radio Aktivität. In other words, the German...

    Radio Aktivität. In other words, the German version.

    IF you can find it.

    The first two and R&F are very good, albeit obviously different - but Aktivität remains my fave after all these years....
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    It's really important to have this on record. ...

    It's really important to have this on record.

    Everything which isn't prog can easily be defined as a sort of non-prog, a separate genre not beyond prog but somewhat a bit under prog. Prog, for...
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    From the New World still sounds like an ice-cold...

    From the New World still sounds like an ice-cold sauerkraut equivalent of P.F.M or Pell Mell's own faint cousins in East Germany, the clunkydodgy Electra. and I've still got my original vinyl of it....
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    I've kept the vinyl and probably spin it ca. once...

    I've kept the vinyl and probably spin it ca. once a year.

    It's still a reasonably good record, much due to Reine Fiske's involvement in both the writing/playing department. His input on the...
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    A fab where to start, although I always felt that...

    A fab where to start, although I always felt that it confused a couple of issues.

    Back in the early 90s when I started exploring Rock-in-Opposition, Etron Fou's records were still fairly cheap to...
  36. VERY much a stalwart Skin Graft-label kinda...

    VERY much a stalwart Skin Graft-label kinda sound; less immediately zeuhl and more lo-fi noise proper. Worthwhile at large (if you dig that sort of thing), but really not the same deal.

    They move...
  37. ^ No links, just a general impression from...

    ^ No links, just a general impression from speaking with performers and aficionados throughout the years both in Bergen and Oslo. I always suspected there might be a "downtown music" ethos to the...
  38. Didn't you get to know Cartwright rather well...

    Didn't you get to know Cartwright rather well personally, Steve? I'm only asking because I've only recently become -completely- aware of his overall stature in writing/teachings of modern US...
  39. I always felt that there were a healthy number of...

    I always felt that there were a healthy number of worthy young successors to KC, more so than to certain other classic progressive acts of heyday - not in that they copied, but rather how they...
  40. Wow, this is a hard one. Stupendous frontman...

    Wow, this is a hard one.

    Stupendous frontman and - given a rather one-dimensional voice to start with - a versatile performer. Taken as one of the main antecedents of garage-rock, the Pretty...
  41. Oh, it's quite possibly the ultimate Ripper-film,...

    Oh, it's quite possibly the ultimate Ripper-film, starring Christopher Plummer and the absolutely wonderful James Mason in one of his finest late-era TV roles. Some of the scenes, for instance with...
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    My bad expression; it was not due to lack of...

    My bad expression; it was not due to lack of quality, but absence of "general appreciation". A grade set to appreciation and renown, not to content. :ipa
  43. As an academic historian myself I'll have to say...

    As an academic historian myself I'll have to say that although it inspired the general phenomenon of post-modernist conspiracy theory in European literary tradition - and especially as a token to...
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    ^ Good writeup there, Obar. :up For those with...

    ^ Good writeup there, Obar. :up

    For those with a particular penchant for early Enz, I'd recommend Belgian symphonic rock/pop (yeah, the other way around) band Banzai's sole album from '74, Hora...
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    I believe so too. Yet Dizrhithmia was a great...

    I believe so too. Yet Dizrhithmia was a great followup and, like you said, there's a lot of excellently sophisticated pop/rock on later releases.
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    ^ The enhanced booklets in The Road series...

    ^ The enhanced booklets in The Road series explain all about those semi-random titles. There's an improv later on called "A Heart", which has to be one of the most poetically contrasting wordings of...
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    First three albums. Marvellous. Now I'll...

    First three albums.

    Marvellous.

    Now I'll have to spin 'em this very evening just for thinking about 'em. Second Thoughts comes close to a -minor- masterwork, and it laways cheers me up on a...
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    Great tale! :beer Truth be told, some of my...

    Great tale! :beer

    Truth be told, some of my very best memories as concert-attendée came with artists that I'd previously never heard of, like Townes Van Zandt (when I was 19), Melt Banana, U.S....
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    I can only imagine. The debut was the first UZ...

    I can only imagine.

    The debut was the first UZ I got, on vinyl back in 1994 from Swedish retailer Record Heaven's "used rarities" bin. It's a bit hissy and wornout on the rills, so I usually spin...
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    ^ Arguably their most overtly zeuhlish album, and...

    ^ Arguably their most overtly zeuhlish album, and a damn fine one. I always thought that this work -should- have been a general reference-point for 80s progressive rock as such. While I prefer the...
  51. He just returned half an hour ago as 'APJU from...

    He just returned half an hour ago as 'APJU from the Netherlands' on the main page. Very, very, very clever, because he's posting about Finch - who were Dutch. And so he almost certainly must be as...
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    That was great!

    That was great!
  53. ^ Magnificent cover for an album which almost...

    ^ Magnificent cover for an album which almost perfectly sums up all aspects of the band anno '73-81. I'd lose "Rainbow's End" and replaced "Song Within a Song" with "Lunar Sea", possibly squeezed...
  54. Turns out Mats J. was Lars' brother, who passed...

    Turns out Mats J. was Lars' brother, who passed away in 1981. As far as I can tell, the record is even supposed to work as a kind of homage to his memory - with L. noting how he's not completely sure...
  55. ^ But he just swore to never ever start on it...

    ^ But he just swore to never ever start on it again!

    Not after the mods effectuated Operation Onslow Onslaught.
  56. Plain threads which house Svetonio are the best....

    Plain threads which house Svetonio are the best. :up
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    Just read. Granted he was ageing towards...

    Just read.

    Granted he was ageing towards elder - but not 'old'.

    What achievements he mustered!
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    That's odd, as I listened to my vinyl Solemn...

    That's odd, as I listened to my vinyl Solemn Visions and CD Rebirth over ice-cold ouzo just this weekend. I still enjoy both tremendously, but I've never really warmed up to other releases by them....
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    An album that I've been pushing for many years...

    An album that I've been pushing for many years and which barely sorts under the 'indefinable yet exclusively French' moniker, is Ilous & Decuyper's one and only album from 1971. It's not really...
  60. Thread: ZZ Top

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    ^ (re.) The Moving Sidewalks. I mean, they...

    ^ (re.) The Moving Sidewalks.

    I mean, they possessed one of the alltime greatest bandnames and everything, and their sole album is fair - but a bit overrated, undoubtedly due to Gibbons'...
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