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  1. Sticky: Well, I'm not really saying it sounds like the...

    Well, I'm not really saying it sounds like the JLO, just that the approach to adaptation has an obvious kitschy taint to it which I'm really not too much in favour of. A cover version should either...
  2. Sticky: "The Rape" is good, the rest is - well - fair. I...

    "The Rape" is good, the rest is - well - fair. I like it better than the wholly uneven debut, but Danse Macabre was their one truly solid album. They almost come across as the missing fourth...
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    There's most definitely no proportional...

    There's most definitely no proportional "advancement logic" in moving on from an a) "symph" to a b) "avant". And if anyone ever got the impression that this is what I'm implying, the mistake is on me...
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    B... B-but… ...

    B... B-but…


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9nE2spOw_o
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    First paragraph: I concur some ca. 93%, and the...

    First paragraph: I concur some ca. 93%, and the "ever weirder" spiral - or what I call the "pursuit of otherness" - is most definitely a variable which in time eventually turned me a bit off. Which I...
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    Oh, they certainly exist as well. But there's...

    Oh, they certainly exist as well. But there's usually a main difference at play; a majority of what you call "avant-diggers" often came to that position by way of easier-going progressive rock and...
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    I respectfully disagree, as I've seen plenty...

    I respectfully disagree, as I've seen plenty antipathy towards both in here. Which is not, however, analog to "unversed" attacks on artists one obviously doesn't like due to simply being clueless....
  8. To Kayo, Normal Love, SGM, Extra Life, Orthrelm...

    To Kayo, Normal Love, SGM, Extra Life, Orthrelm and a small handful of others, add that fresh Behold... The Arctopus, Hapeleptic Overtrove. This is literally like nothing I ever heard. I like it, I'm...
  9. Yes I know, I was unclear as to what I meant. His...

    Yes I know, I was unclear as to what I meant. His lyrics are profoundly present on Bath and Body Map. But Byron is (obviously) neither involved in the last handful of "retro-80s goth" Kayo releases,...
  10. ^Love Jóhannsson myself, but there's not too much...

    ^Love Jóhannsson myself, but there's not too much parallell to begin with, I think. Driver started out pre-Maudlin with an idea of transcending the "avant-metal" badge, although I personally don't...
  11. ^ I'm really not interested in hearing Driver...

    ^ I'm really not interested in hearing Driver conduct improvisations. Much of the NY Downtown scene (to which he initially belonged) burnt out on that already - for "rock" I mean.
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    Attitude is one thing. But the main attitude here...

    Attitude is one thing. But the main attitude here is - again, as I've stated elsewhere - that you obviously don't have to actually know what the artist or its work is essentially about for you to...
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    ^ Oh, but what kind of name is Knifeworld?!! And...

    ^ Oh, but what kind of name is Knifeworld?!! And on... O-on InsideOut? :)
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    A couple of years back, Ashratom (I -think-)...

    A couple of years back, Ashratom (I -think-) posted a list on RYM containing nothing but female-led progressive bands in one way or another. But the album in question here is not featured.

    To me...
  15. ^I believe so, yes. And, of course, Eela Craig...

    ^I believe so, yes. And, of course, Eela Craig had three or four multi-keyboardists at one point.

    Listening again to Piranha's II now and thinking that it might be the finest Latino-rock record I...
  16. Carnegie? I believe they were even two twin...

    Carnegie? I believe they were even two twin brothers playing those grands. Pretty awful release, AFAIC.
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    Hm. Remember your recent Cow-thread's posting on...

    Hm. Remember your recent Cow-thread's posting on PA-recensions of Unrest? Or this one, about Knifeworld's The Unravelling?

    Review by Second Life Syndrome
    PROG REVIEWER

    I've seen so much...
  18. And two grand pianos, Bill - played by two...

    And two grand pianos, Bill - played by two separate gals! You really shouldn't hold that breath, though. Disappointment will probably soon abound in that case.

    Discogs tells about some bootleg...
  19. I'll check it out, Moe. :ipa

    I'll check it out, Moe. :ipa
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    Just read on Wiki that Marcoeur passes for the...

    Just read on Wiki that Marcoeur passes for the genre of "chanson", as it is. I'd like to see the faces of Joe Dassin-fans getting into something like "La D'dans".
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    Seriously, I'd start with his second release,...

    Seriously, I'd start with his second release, Album Á Colorier. It opens with "Monsieur Lepousse", in which a rhythm is expressed through five parallell hits on separate carhorns - and it was done by...
  22. I'm having an Oceanic prog-binge this evening and...

    I'm having an Oceanic prog-binge this evening and just played this again for the first time since this thread. I still quite like it; not as shamelessly unimaginative in its adherence to obvious...
  23. Makes perfect sense. Driver works as elaborately...

    Makes perfect sense. Driver works as elaborately in texture as in structure. But what's truly new with his approach, in "rock", that is - is not only the function but the very purpose of contrast and...
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    Indeed, that too was quite common in the old...

    Indeed, that too was quite common in the old days. But somehow I suspect the current "activum" of PE might not be as eclectic in overall tastes as they used to come in here.
  25. ^ In the L..L..Library Loft is not a "rock"...

    ^ In the L..L..Library Loft is not a "rock" album.

    As for the "not otherwordly" character of Driver's music, I'd say on the contrary his vision is one of extremely few in today's 'progressive'...
  26. This is true. And this is where the Magma...

    This is true. And this is where the Magma reference does apply; just like them, Driver invented a whole new instrumental expression (or "language") for his vision, one in which detail always serves a...
  27. Precisely; I've noted that apparent irony myself,...

    Precisely; I've noted that apparent irony myself, prompting a speculation of mine that perhaps he a) doesn't like Magma yet still sees them as a fruity refereance to draw in a certain segment of...
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    This was already done repeatedly in the past,...

    This was already done repeatedly in the past, only to have those worst expectations wholeheartedly confirmed. First of all, what constitutes a "classic" somehow appears almost as relative-to-habitus...
  29. Toby Driver is a most obvious candidate. Not...

    Toby Driver is a most obvious candidate. Not because he "[…] despises prog rock" - I've read highly positive comments on artists like KC, HCow, VdGG and Magma by him - but simply due to his...
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    To be quite honest, I find the band's (early)...

    To be quite honest, I find the band's (early) penchant for playing KC-covers (of the band they were trying to emulate in the first place) one of their least enticing faccets.
  31. These, in addition to Sleepytime? I like all...

    These, in addition to Sleepytime? I like all three (although, to be fair, SGM culled more than a few tricks out from the hats of Art Bears and Swans a.o.), but would add the following:

    Zs - in...
  32. From Incarceration by Abstraction, The Flying...

    From Incarceration by Abstraction, The Flying Luttenbachers' 2007 album. -ALL- instruments performed by Weasel Walter. It's a great opener because it basically sums up all assets of the project; the...
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    Wow! One of the all-time greatest "feelers" of...

    Wow!

    One of the all-time greatest "feelers" of the six-string. He left some marvellous guitarwork during those early years ('65-70), although his further talents were probably squandered.

    I...
  34. I think perhaps Hooffoot should be mentioned....

    I think perhaps Hooffoot should be mentioned. Somewhat paradoxically, I suppose, seeing as very little of their sound and/or idea reaches for anything very new or different. But they do as Swedes...
  35. Here in Norway, Rune Kristoffersen (of the mighty...

    Here in Norway, Rune Kristoffersen (of the mighty Rune Grammofon label) has taken to refer to it as simply the "younger progressive jazz/rock-scene", which I think is a bit neat as most of these...
  36. I'm no longer much of a fan, although I still...

    I'm no longer much of a fan, although I still like Everyone Is Everybody Else and the ensuing double live record. I believe these are the two albums I've kept, having owned a dozen-or-so of them.
    ...
  37. I believe Electric Orange formed as early as...

    I believe Electric Orange formed as early as approx. 1990, and started releasing stuff a cuppa years later. They excelled in both rep and quality during the 2000s, though.

    Broadcast probably...
  38. I always thought this was a great tune by DG307:...

    I always thought this was a great tune by DG307:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaNjmivU_-Y

    It amazes me that somehow even six years after the Prague spring uprising was basically crushed,...
  39. Sleepytime. Kayo Dot. Time of Orchids. Zombi....

    Sleepytime.
    Kayo Dot.
    Time of Orchids.
    Zombi.
    Dungen.
    Make a Rising.
    Jaga Jazzist.
    Upsilon Acrux.
    Battles.
    Yugen.
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    ^ But wasn't this all concerning the "official"...

    ^ But wasn't this all concerning the "official" RIO filming and not the amateur-one which ended on the DVD? I*m aquainted with the latter but not with the former.
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    ^In other words, either a complete idiot or a...

    ^In other words, either a complete idiot or a professional saboteur.

    What shit.

    I mean, even the Henry Cow film from Vevey suffered from having been recorded by someone who essentially didn't...
  42. Did you know about Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Hoffa,...

    Did you know about Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Hoffa, Svetonio and Rufus?
  43. Hey, jackets & ties aren't "suits" but ol' folks...

    Hey, jackets & ties aren't "suits" but ol' folks outfits! |)

    I should know.

    Liked them, never really dug'em. Always thought they sounded a bit like Charlie Looker going hipster-institutional. I...
  44. Sticky: The ability to mute people, yeah. Because if...

    The ability to mute people, yeah.

    Because if my inexpensive barbecue grill-venture somhow goes soiled and ignites the whole damn forest, I can easily just skip outta there and simply decide that...
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    Synkoke. Almost overlooked Norwegian 'pronk'...

    Synkoke.

    Almost overlooked Norwegian 'pronk' quintet who released one of the very best albums from here in 2009, Hokjønn, the same year as Wobbler's Afterglow and Jono el Grande's Neo Dada, both...
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    That really stinks. But were they seasoned at...

    That really stinks. But were they seasoned at filming musical ensembles and/or rock groups? Or was this perhaps a bit of the problem - that Present were somehow too "fringe" in sound for them to act...
  47. ^ I agree, although I can see how someone...

    ^ I agree, although I can see how someone not-from-the-north would find the vocals of H-K adding to more of a "monomanic" impression. Höyry-Kone were always the odd-one-out from the bulk of new...
  48. M.C.H. Band were one of the groups to rise in the...

    M.C.H. Band were one of the groups to rise in the wake of the Plastic People of the Universe, sporting some of the same beyond-sombre sonorities and vibe but also a somewhat more refined approach to...
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    So sorry to hear it.

    So sorry to hear it.
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    Icehole! :mad

    Icehole! :mad
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    ^ None of them were considered "good" vocalists,...

    ^ None of them were considered "good" vocalists, but at least Liljeström had a certain mastering of his own limitations. Nicklas Berg/Barker (back then) showed little of that, and particularly in...
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    As said earlier, they opted for each of the two...

    As said earlier, they opted for each of the two to sing their "own" tunes from Nucleus and on. They've done so pretty much consistently since.



    Barker displays those "flat" consonants so...
  53. Wonder why? ...

    Wonder why?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpIr6izZ1zs
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    ^ I listened again to them this very evening,...

    ^ I listened again to them this very evening, Interbellum, and I have to say that it's a really, really good collection of wholly unpretentious songs and jams. These aren't trying to "be" anything...
  55. Hag, I just KNEW the MicroSoft Machines were on...

    Hag, I just KNEW the MicroSoft Machines were on Udo's side! Any small-a attempt turns into a Balls against the Wall, gastric air parade on Udo's initial silhouette.
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    There was a really good compilation available on...

    There was a really good compilation available on a cheap CD with both of those first two Solution CDs omitting a tune from each, sporting really stupendous sound and everything - 'The Gold...
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    Sorry, they were from -Zürich-, of course! Not...

    Sorry, they were from -Zürich-, of course! Not Austrian at all, but one of the best Swiss bands.

    Easily a contender with Brainticket for the most freaky Swiss act until Debile Menthol turned up.
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    ^ Frankster, did you ever hear Austrian band...

    ^ Frankster, did you ever hear Austrian band Krokodil's An Invisible World Revealed?

    It's from late '71 and to my ears their only truly interesting release, as they were basically a hashish-hard...
  59. ^ Leone was a major Bob D. fan back even during...

    ^ Leone was a major Bob D. fan back even during the early 90s when they did Hunger's Teeth, and I also believe he was responsible for one of the earliest published articles on In This Life by TPlague...
  60. ^ Not overall I suppose, but I got the impression...

    ^ Not overall I suppose, but I got the impression that their stint with Tuomari Nurmio back in 2005 allowed for them to gig on a fairly regular basis for at least a couple of years afterwards,...
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