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    Yeah I think it's only Ciro and new people. It's...

    Yeah I think it's only Ciro and new people. It's a nice album (and a 2020 release, if we are being pedantic...)
  2. Someone in this thread has a smoking gun that...

    Someone in this thread has a smoking gun that labels are offered the chance to "sponsor" the awards, and people still put their heads in the sand because they want to believe the awards are real and...
  3. I think it comes down to what the alternative is....

    I think it comes down to what the alternative is. We'd like to think those releases would end up on physical media in the absence of digital distribution, but a lot of them probably never get out at...
  4. I share your enthusiasm for APM but would not...

    I share your enthusiasm for APM but would not describe them the same way. They were kind of a mix of identities (whether that mattered I'm not sure, today we would tut tut at the market segmentation...
  5. Those awards are completely meaningless, so why...

    Those awards are completely meaningless, so why worry about it?
  6. Thread: Maneige

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odVgxN050bQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odVgxN050bQ
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    2003 here... heard them while visiting prog...

    2003 here... heard them while visiting prog people in Texas while I was there for work. Got the Special Garage Concerts for Christmas that year.
  8. You didn't warrant further engagement.

    You didn't warrant further engagement.
  9. With all due respect, I don't think the OP asked...

    With all due respect, I don't think the OP asked for you to be the gatekeeper for contributions, but since you bring it up, MediaBanda (who you mentioned) was founded in 2004. I guess that's the...
  10. For sure. For me the top 3 from Argentina are...

    For sure. For me the top 3 from Argentina are Bubu, Crucis, and MIA. I have had more difficulty with Invisible; I think I miss out due to the language barrier. The second tier for me personally is...
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    Top 10 at this moment: * Needlepoint - Walking...

    Top 10 at this moment:

    * Needlepoint - Walking Up That Valley
    * Ske - Insolubilia
    * Ciccada - Harvest
    * Jordsjψ - Pastoralia
    * Agusa - En annan vδrid
    * Diagonal - 4
    * Vesilinja - Vesilinja...
  12. There's a lot of both of those things here...

    There's a lot of both of those things here (appreciation of Canterbury and of prog from around the world), so you're in the right place.
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    Sticky: There's a new Sterbus:...

    There's a new Sterbus: https://sterbus.bandcamp.com/album/let-your-garden-sleep-in
  14. Was I reading right on their site that the Deluxe...

    Was I reading right on their site that the Deluxe CD edition that costs almost 5 times as much contains 3 bonus tracks?
  15. They have it announced on Facebook now. ...

    They have it announced on Facebook now.

    "Porcupine Tree Closure/Continuation.
    The new album / 24.06.22
    Pre-Order Now
    Deluxe CD & Blu-Ray/Deluxe 3LP Vinyl
    CD/2LP vinyl/cassette"
    ...
  16. Thread: Wobbler

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    I would add, it's not necessarily the cost of the...

    I would add, it's not necessarily the cost of the repress that is the biggest issue (although it's an issue), it's storing 300 copies of everything you've ever released and moving 10% of it out a...
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    It looks like 30-ish minutes of previously...

    It looks like 30-ish minutes of previously unreleased material (25 short tracks), unless they have appeared elsewhere?:

    41. Vault Soup Medley Vol.2 01:16
    42. Sigfrid live 00:49
    43. Guru Gara...
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    It is our custom for Canadian Thanksgiving to...

    It is our custom for Canadian Thanksgiving to proclaim our artists randomly onto message board threads.
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    Typical for the festivals I was involved with was...

    Typical for the festivals I was involved with was that they would bring their own guitars/basses/woodwinds, maybe particular effects pedals and other small things that were important to the sound....
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    They were harder to find until they got reissued...

    They were harder to find until they got reissued ~2015. We had to find a similar solution for Banco; places didn't rent them, and you couldn't buy them, so you needed to know someone who would let...
  21. Thread: Diagonal - 4

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    Nice Canterbury vibe on this one. Also...

    Nice Canterbury vibe on this one. Also pre-ordered it in June and downloaded the rest on Friday.
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    Yes, I had great fun with this for a while. I...

    Yes, I had great fun with this for a while. I bought the aforementioned Roland modules, a Nord Lead, and a Korg Z1 for various festival-related endeavors.
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    Wikipedia to the rescue! "His concert rigs since...

    Wikipedia to the rescue! "His concert rigs since When in Rome 2007 include Korg Wavestation and Roland A-90 keyboard acting as MIDI controllers for rack mounted Korg Wavestation SR, Roland JD-990,...
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    Think I saw a Korg 01/W in there too (are you...

    Think I saw a Korg 01/W in there too (are you sure it wasn't that instead of an M1?)
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    Sticky: Diagonal 4 is out today.

    Diagonal 4 is out today.
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    Sticky: Wow, is the Edge reunion next?

    Wow, is the Edge reunion next?
  27. https://www.discogs.com/Ma-Banlieue-Flasque-Le-Ret...

    https://www.discogs.com/Ma-Banlieue-Flasque-Le-Retour/release/18749341

    I am guessing the legal situation remained obscure, but the band (or whichever artist held on to stuff) was reacting to the...
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    Sticky: Wayside had this in stock earlier this year......

    Wayside had this in stock earlier this year... but it's out of stock.

    I see SynPhonic has it listed.
  29. I don't buy those so I don't know. I picked it up...

    I don't buy those so I don't know. I picked it up on vinyl about 20 years ago. It actually might be cheaper now than it was then:

    https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/1617089
  30. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Didn't Hammill just close his personal web shop...

    Didn't Hammill just close his personal web shop and move the remaining stock to Burning Shed?
  31. You would definitely like it.

    You would definitely like it.
  32. I wonder if this is a response to the Paisley...

    I wonder if this is a response to the Paisley Press bootleg that came out last year.
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    NA shows still expected to proceed? It has been...

    NA shows still expected to proceed? It has been recently reported that the Montreal Canadiens will be limited to 7500 fans for home games this season. I assume this limit is provincially mandated and...
  34. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    That's the musical connection. From a lyrical...

    That's the musical connection. From a lyrical standpoint, I had heard/read that while Duchess is about fame from the star's side, Turn It On Again approaches it from the perspective of an obsessed...
  35. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    I don't think that's intended to be a quote, it's...

    I don't think that's intended to be a quote, it's just a bog standard arpeggio.
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    I split the difference on these; I have kept the...

    I split the difference on these; I have kept the 90s version of BMS, I didn't keep the 90s version of Darwin. But I haven't listened to the 90s version of BMS in quite some time...
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    I have a receiver, dual-cassette deck, CD player,...

    I have a receiver, dual-cassette deck, CD player, and two turntables. Everything and the PC go through a mixer so I can record my radio shows in real time, so the receiver is only taking the mixer...
  38. CKCU still has physical media but stopped...

    CKCU still has physical media but stopped cataloguing new CDs a few years ago. Anything that has come out the last few years is digital only.

    CDs are easier to work with than vinyl but digital is...
  39. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    I'd say alternating bars of 6 and 7 but yeah,...

    I'd say alternating bars of 6 and 7 but yeah, pretty much.
  40. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    In the Cage / Cinema Show / Afterglow was the...

    In the Cage / Cinema Show / Afterglow was the medley on the Abacab tour.
  41. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    It was a bit of a puzzle for me that...

    It was a bit of a puzzle for me that "Misunderstanding" was not included, so I did a little Wikipedia research.

    First, the show above is from March 1980. That's the same month the album was...
  42. Thread: Magma news

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    I got to see them do it five times in 2004. James...

    I got to see them do it five times in 2004. James Mac Gaw switched from guitar to keyboard and Frederic d'Oelsnitz switched from keyboard to offstage ;). I am not sure if they originally intended it...
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    They could hear you over the coughing?

    They could hear you over the coughing?
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    The release date is today, I wonder if you need...

    The release date is today, I wonder if you need to request a new one?
  45. Thread: Magma news

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    Looks like it might be time for a break. We'll be...

    Looks like it might be time for a break. We'll be here when you're ready.
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    I suppose I am just more cynical, and assume the...

    I suppose I am just more cynical, and assume the formula to get clicks involves getting someone from a non-boomer demographic to profess enthusiasm for boomer music, to reinforce all our biases about...
  47. Thread: Magma news

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    So in Magma news... Thierry Eliez is going to...

    So in Magma news...

    Thierry Eliez is going to be recording a tribute album to Keith Emerson. It's on their Facebook.

    OK, had to start somewhere.
  48. Why do you guys watch those? "A professional...

    Why do you guys watch those?

    "A professional saxophone player reacts to Magma"

    Who cares?
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    Fairly sure Krautrock was omitted because they...

    Fairly sure Krautrock was omitted because they consider it its own genre that gets its own list somewhere (past or future). Supporting this, Grobschnitt got listed, and they say in the write-up they...
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    Harmonium in the top 15, therefore list is...

    Harmonium in the top 15, therefore list is correct.
  51. Definitely interested in opinions on this once...

    Definitely interested in opinions on this once people hear it. Confession: I still only have the One Way version :). I had the LP as a University student and sold it once I got the CD, and never did...
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    That is nice to read, thanks for sharing it.

    That is nice to read, thanks for sharing it.
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    Given how people on PE carry on about Phil...

    Given how people on PE carry on about Phil Collins, maybe be careful with that one. At least in their case there was millions on the line :).
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    They're all ridiculous. Waters ridiculous for...

    They're all ridiculous. Waters ridiculous for insisting on the fellating liner notes, Gilmour ridiculous for banning him from the FB page and for making up the story about the cash register loop.
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    Thanks guys... that's a lot of bonus material...

    Thanks guys... that's a lot of bonus material (also quite a hefty aftermarket price). Looks like it was also a remix?
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    Yeah, quite a bit of English Canadian prog and...

    Yeah, quite a bit of English Canadian prog and psych that never got reissued legitimately. Not much else to say about it except that it's quite short; not even 20 minutes.
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    New IQ "Tales from the Lush Attic" reissue.

    Looks like Belle Antique is doing some paper sleeve / SHM reissues of the IQ catalog. The Tales one has bonus material that I'm not sure has been available elsewhere:
    ...
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    Jazzy psych from the late 60s. The first track...

    Jazzy psych from the late 60s. The first track "Home Made Jam" is the longest and best.
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    Turn up the Giant the neighbors are listening.

    Turn up the Giant the neighbors are listening.
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    There is good stuff (to my ears) recorded in 1975...

    There is good stuff (to my ears) recorded in 1975 on both the Peel Sessions and the Lost Tapes. I'm curious what they come up with.
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