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  1. This only goes to show how colossally successful...

    This only goes to show how colossally successful and inexplainably important Steven Wilson is.
  2. ^ Moe, it has a wonderful pic of Altmayer 'the...

    ^ Moe, it has a wonderful pic of Altmayer 'the man' sporting a white silk shirt and croonin' through a mike on the front. And to be honest, that's what most of the record sounds like as well. Except...
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp4r1RQ2PHo ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp4r1RQ2PHo

    Sadly missed, and according to Justin Pearson (of The Locust, with whom Noplacetohide went on a tour in the US bible-belt) the most menacingly violent...
  4. Did anyone ever find out where Volume One made of...

    Did anyone ever find out where Volume One made of itself? I could never locate it. The album as such isn't very good (IMO), apart from "Breakup-Dance" which can also be found on the Enneade Musea...
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    Absolutely everything by Luis Alberto Spinetta.

    Absolutely everything by Luis Alberto Spinetta.
  6. What does this even mean? And I'm not implying...

    What does this even mean?

    And I'm not implying the "what is prog" thing, I'm merely asking, seeing as Hackett himself went kinda pop. I like those records (Highly Strung and so on), but I can't...
  7. 'thustra, what I did was make a potpourri of Neal...

    'thustra, what I did was make a potpourri of Neal Morse's voice from 18 of his most wonderfully incredible epics, then I dubbed them over each other at different speeds and added some chorus, echo,...
  8. Yes, "Comme un Sage" goes on too long - but in...

    Yes, "Comme un Sage" goes on too long - but in doing so, it effectively rounds up a mammoth work of what's essentially a collection of songs - not "pieces". I suppose this is why I personally tend to...
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    I only ever owned Tadpoles (the yellow one,...

    I only ever owned Tadpoles (the yellow one, right?), but I dug it. Not big time, but still. I think they were about as British as The Fugs were American.

    It went soiled after I stacked a rack of...
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    ^ No, I've changed my mind since then. I mean, he...

    ^ No, I've changed my mind since then. I mean, he states that he lives in the UK and that he "bought his ticket for London gig" - the latter indicating how it couldn't possibly be him. Obviously he...
  11. ^ Those three Harmoniums are all rather...

    ^ Those three Harmoniums are all rather wonderful, and as I've been keeping and listening to them for quite some time but obtained them with some interims, what really strikes me now is how strangely...
  12. ^ Since both Fiori and Spinetta had Italian...

    ^ Since both Fiori and Spinetta had Italian ancestral origins, the answer must lay in racial genetics!

    Uh, or perhaps not.
  13. I dunno if it can be considered a 'classic' on...

    I dunno if it can be considered a 'classic' on purely musical merit, but it was a big deal back in the day that the two joined forces and the album apparently sold in spades. In Qubec, that is.
    ...
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    I'll have to get this, then. I want physical.

    I'll have to get this, then.

    I want physical.
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    Svetonio.

    Svetonio.
  16. Of course not! One can be Moonie instead! :up ...

    Of course not! One can be Moonie instead! :up


    Didn't take more than a little 'sweetie' to lure you out of that weeklong exile, as it was.
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    I really like Se7en, Dragon Tattoo and especially...

    I really like Se7en, Dragon Tattoo and especially Zodiac, but Benjamin Button and the rest of them are not my case at all.

    As for Mindhunter, I could watch that series for Anna Torv alone. The...
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    ^ Which was indeed a most fitting application of...

    ^ Which was indeed a most fitting application of it, as Ferry takes the personae of sex-psycho to his role in that song. As far as the Roxys being used in film and television, their hipness factor...
  19. ^ Fine place to start with Cline (himself) is...

    ^ Fine place to start with Cline (himself) is Instrumentals (2002) by the somewhat ironically entitled Nels Cline Singers. But there's no shortage whatsoever of fabulous releases to his name.

    Odd...
  20. It's great. But I've come to somehow expect that...

    It's great. But I've come to somehow expect that from just about everything Cline lays down.
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    They're absolutely brilliant, IMHO. The...

    They're absolutely brilliant, IMHO. The Wyatt-biography from a few years back thoroughly verified his skills in articulation as far as speech itself is concerned, but Wyatt's talent for writing...
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    Yep. And these influences were present and even...

    Yep. And these influences were present and even outspoken on both previous releases as well. This does not imply a "Porcupine Tree influence".
  23. How about a little review or something, John? I'm...

    How about a little review or something, John? I'm very intrigued by both the band and the support, but could you give a little - erh - report?
  24. Not well. Solid band. But these folx are...

    Not well. Solid band.

    But these folx are reasonably young, aren't they? So there's hope for more goods in the future.
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    As for Grace Slickian-caliber soap-intrigue I...

    As for Grace Slickian-caliber soap-intrigue I only knew about the Dagmar/Greaves affair, but I see there's something good comin'.

    Who didn't want to know this kinda thing about the band? :)
  26. ^ One can only assume that it has something to do...

    ^ One can only assume that it has something to do with Waitkus' strong academic merit in music, warranting not merely some level of institutional support but also a reputation not to take lightly as...
  27. Oh come on, Moe! We're still gonna have some ol'...

    Oh come on, Moe! We're still gonna have some ol' timers play Relayer on half speed!
  28. I suppose you're right at that. Well, then. It...

    I suppose you're right at that.

    Well, then. It was a good run. Right up until folks got so fed up that a fancy meal somehow ironically became more important to them. A kind of Weimar Republic...
  29. And I never got to go. I'd stuffed away money for...

    And I never got to go. I'd stuffed away money for two trips - 2014 and 2017 - but had to cancel at the very last minute on both occasions.

    And now it's too late. And I seriously don't believe it's...
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    ^ I respectfully disagree big time on "War"; the...

    ^ I respectfully disagree big time on "War"; the basic thememelody is not only polyrhytmic but effectively joints what could have been two separate lines of metre - and the mid-section with Mongezi...
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    John, if you listen to "In Two Minds" it gets to...

    John, if you listen to "In Two Minds" it gets to be quite obvious; how this now was about the song and the message therein - rather than sbout the message concerning the song. Wa there ever a tune as...
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    Not really. Many folks do, especially...

    Not really. Many folks do, especially non-musicians who are taken over by the sheer experience of encountering Art Bears. But also some core musicians; apparently Carla Kihlstedt once told Frith that...
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    Amen! :up

    Amen! :up
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    ^ To put it like this; the Art Bears weren't...

    ^ To put it like this; the Art Bears weren't mainly about performance-music but about statement-music. Absolutely -everything- they did was enhanced to some level of non-musical expression. Yet they...
  35. ^ Yeah, but you know - my heart was always in the...

    ^ Yeah, but you know - my heart was always in the right place as well, yet I've been equally known to be quite the asshole.

    The apparent logic being that most (not all) folks I knew on the...
  36. ^ Tell me about it. And I'm the educated...

    ^ Tell me about it.

    And I'm the educated historian. Which I suppose renders my former ignorance all the more of a moral fault, if not exactly an error. Man is expected to learn as he wanders,...
  37. Hugues, it's not merely - or even primarily - a...

    Hugues, it's not merely - or even primarily - a question of political stance. If that was the case, then why would Gilmour maintain a close friendship with Robert Wyatt - whose radical politics are...
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    I dunno. Could they have gone any further,...

    I dunno. Could they have gone any further, musically speaking - within their "own" context - after Western Culture? This is one of the most thoroughly advanced rock records of all time, and it...
  39. ^ Of course not! I'm not even comparing you to...

    ^ Of course not! I'm not even comparing you to Rufus!
  40. :lol Unlike The Lamb, which is, like,...

    :lol



    Unlike The Lamb, which is, like, still really kinda innovative today.
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    ^ I will. And then I'll return with a goddarn...

    ^ I will.

    And then I'll return with a goddarn vengeance!
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    ^ From the writings in the booklets of the Road...

    ^ From the writings in the booklets of the Road boxset, I didn't really get an impression of any such thing as (much of) a "private" life outside of the HC perimeter. I have come to believe that the...
  43. Can't you explain why it is so important to get...

    Can't you explain why it is so important to get rid of side 3, 'shogun?
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    Just be thankful how these dimensions aren't...

    Just be thankful how these dimensions aren't applied to, say, Steve Wilson or IQ.

    Althusser murdered his wife in a fit of rage, btw. Didn't diminish the obvious utilities of his theoretical...
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    Sticky: ^ All three Hardscore albums are impeccably...

    ^ All three Hardscore albums are impeccably 'professional' in sound, and indeed they needed to be for those intricate compositions to come alive. From what I understand, Nuyts was initially a music...
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    Sticky: Good writeup, but I believe Carbon 7 have been...

    Good writeup, but I believe Carbon 7 have been defunkt for at least a decade now. Which is a kinda shame, as they (apparently) went almost overlooked even though their roster featured artists of an...
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    He's still prog, tho'.

    He's still prog, tho'.
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    I can see from your pic that you're senile.

    I can see from your pic that you're senile.
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    Only not up to yours, 'shogun. But that's no...

    Only not up to yours, 'shogun.

    But that's no disgrace, I mean - things got so commercial after 1971.
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    Yes. Got the joke? Now please do one on...

    Yes.


    Got the joke? Now please do one on Asia, 'shogun.

    Shit, that's even a double joke. Albeit not up to usual standards of humour in these threads.
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    ^ Perhaps you should attempt another Asia-related...

    ^ Perhaps you should attempt another Asia-related superjoke instead? Or are those strictly limited to threads on topics about which you know absolutely nothing?
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    Inimitable: ...

    Inimitable:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FijyZQRryig
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    But the question remains as to whether they're...

    But the question remains as to whether they're normal or abnormal prog. Those are the splendid new guidelines, also in here.
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    There's a difference between an arbitrary...

    There's a difference between an arbitrary reminiscence and an "influence".

    I'm thinking of that friend of mine who once insisted that Swans might be influenced by Samla Mammas Manna. He wasn't...
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    But unlike HCow, who according to Piekut pushed...

    But unlike HCow, who according to Piekut pushed rock to its limits, there are simply no limits to Trans. Their epics just go on and on, to the limits and eternally beyond.

    I'll have to buy the...
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    Toby Driver and Kayo Dot - no matter the lineup...

    Toby Driver and Kayo Dot - no matter the lineup or configuration - have never ever sounded anything even remotely within the possible realm of Porcupine Tree.

    And I listened to Porcupine Tree from...
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    It means Grumpytesticlehaircutter.

    It means Grumpytesticlehaircutter.
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    Oh.

    Oh.
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    What the does "Your normal prog" mean?

    What the does "Your normal prog" mean?
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    Oh, thanks for all those immaculate words. ...

    Oh, thanks for all those immaculate words.

    Hunter would listen to the moods and colours of a tune and then adapt his imagery, be they surreal or pedestrian, proletarian or honkytonk. Extremely few...
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