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    He was probably stoned off his bonce...

    He was probably stoned off his bonce...
  2. Thanks - I'll give this one a listen.

    Thanks - I'll give this one a listen.
  3. If you were advising the kind of useless duffer...

    If you were advising the kind of useless duffer who still hadn't paid any attention to this band, where would you tell them to start?
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    They had the late, great Morris Pert on...

    They had the late, great Morris Pert on percussion on Moroccan Roll and Masques (and also guesting on some tracks of subsequent albums).
  5. The Top 10 Heaviest Prog Albums of All Time

    ...as chosen by Brett Campbell and Joseph D Rowland of doom-metallers Pallbearer:

    https://www.loudersound.com/features/10--heaviest-prog-albums-ever-pallbearer

    This was a really pleasant...
  6. I thought ReInvention was a lovely album, and I...

    I thought ReInvention was a lovely album, and I didn't mind the whimsical humour and silliness of some of the tracks at all. Will certainly get the new one.

    EDIT: Andy Findon was of course on...
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    Re-listening to Blituri's sole CD from 2014 just...

    Re-listening to Blituri's sole CD from 2014 just now, I'd forgotten how good this is. Quebec still has (had) it!


    https://youtu.be/srwGw1HgDj8

    The project was masterminded by Vincent...
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    Back when James Galway - James Galway! - was part...

    Back when James Galway - James Galway! - was part of the avant-garde:


    https://youtu.be/3yCJyb0OYBM
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    It's interesting to hear the current version of...

    It's interesting to hear the current version of Scherzoo stretch out on a longer composition, the 14-minute Tsunami. I think it works pretty well. Thollot definitely absorbed the Magma lesson of...
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    A very interesting thought which had not occurred...

    A very interesting thought which had not occurred to me.

    I guess one can also say that in France there is a more fertile connection between the avant-garde and the popular in the cultural sphere...
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    As nobody has commented on the actual music of...

    As nobody has commented on the actual music of Mohsen Namjoo yet, let me just say: this is rad. I will be investigating further.
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    We done did discuss this article already on...

    We done did discuss this article already on another Zeuhl thread guys:

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/109-Zeuhl-Magma-and-others/page7?highlight=zeuhl
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    Sticky: I was forced to buy it by my inner demon that...

    I was forced to buy it by my inner demon that wants me to buy CDs.
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    Henry Mancini's Pink Panther theme arranged for...

    Henry Mancini's Pink Panther theme arranged for double bass quintet:


    https://youtu.be/SRIIO408ats
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    I find the recording to be pretty terrible. It's...

    I find the recording to be pretty terrible. It's like there's a grey curtain hanging between me and the vibrant colours of the music (if that doesn't sound too dorky). I think I'd have listened to it...
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    Thanks. I will track those down.

    Thanks. I will track those down.
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    This is very good. The original Flairck largely...

    This is very good. The original Flairck largely passed me by - I only have De Optocht. Any suggestions on what else I should check out?
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    The new Starebaby album is kicking my arse!...

    The new Starebaby album is kicking my arse! Headphones on max :horns :horns
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    Sticky: Well it's out now, and I think it's pretty great....

    Well it's out now, and I think it's pretty great. I was regrettably forced to purchase the CD.
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    I really like the version of Acknowledgment...

    I really like the version of Acknowledgment that's streaming. Will have to get this. Should sit nicely on the shelf next to the superb Nels Cline / Gregg Bendian Interstellar Space Revisited.
    ...
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    The technology evolves but [Donald Fagen]some...

    The technology evolves but [Donald Fagen]some things will never change[/Donald Fagen] - the biz still suxx.

    I rarely buy anything that's on a major label anyway (and gave up using Spotify years...
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    O/T but re Blackmore there's a short but...

    O/T but re Blackmore there's a short but interesting interview with Ian Gillan in the Guardian today. He only touches on previous fallings-out with Blackmore to say "we were both arseholes". He also...
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    I will check this out. Completely O/T, but in...

    I will check this out.

    Completely O/T, but in reference to BASSOON, here is my daughter's current favourite music video:


    https://youtu.be/3R6MQblm-MY

    I actually dig it as well. She's only...
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    First track from new Schnellertollermeier album...

    First track from new Schnellertollermeier album now streaming:

    https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/5

    Very promising!
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    That Rivendel album is brilliant. Sorta ominous...

    That Rivendel album is brilliant. Sorta ominous brooding semi-improvised prog madness.
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    So long as it doesn't strike the ground with...

    So long as it doesn't strike the ground with impolite force.
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    What if it's an Egg CD?

    What if it's an Egg CD?
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    You mean because there are millions of people on...

    You mean because there are millions of people on PE, or it's just us and everyone else died?

    I envisage a post-Apocalyptic scenario where only the prog nuts survived...they were too dweeby to...
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    The new releases are coming thick and fast! ...

    The new releases are coming thick and fast! Third waxing from Dustman Dilemma:

    https://etourneur.bandcamp.com/album/third-sigh
  30. With a new variation on the quad guitar!

    With a new variation on the quad guitar!
  31. As teenage fans in a northern town in England...I...

    As teenage fans in a northern town in England...I guess we didn't really have much by way of a thought process about what really was or wasn't metal...whatever was in Kerrang! (which we all read) was...
  32. Wrathchild was the UK's attempt at a hair metal...

    Wrathchild was the UK's attempt at a hair metal band and they were...pretty feeble. Not surprised they never made it onto the radar in the US.


    https://youtu.be/GQCP7QaXJik

    At least they...
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    A more contemporary selection: ...

    A more contemporary selection:


    https://youtu.be/8GaApGjhLAw
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    Really, these: https://youtu.be/WNWjaQNurOI...

    Really, these:


    https://youtu.be/WNWjaQNurOI


    https://youtu.be/RuTXwv8yofM
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    Unsung hero of many a classic 1960s Blue Note...

    Unsung hero of many a classic 1960s Blue Note session! As you say, ever the sideman. Great pick.
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    To be fair, the lyrics are also terrible.

    To be fair, the lyrics are also terrible.
  37. I was thinking more of thrash being where the...

    I was thinking more of thrash being where the action was from the mid-eighties. At least that's how I remember it as a (British) teenager at the time. It became pretty difficult to think of stuff...
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    Thanks, Iíll look into those!

    Thanks, Iíll look into those!
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    I hadn't heard this, but it's a gem. Thanks!

    I hadn't heard this, but it's a gem. Thanks!
  40. :lol:lol:lol I don't think I've ever seen a...

    :lol:lol:lol

    I don't think I've ever seen a band take the idea of “hair metal” quite so much to heart.

    Amazing to realise this came out in 1989 and the band was actually formed in 1988, when...
  41. I find Tommy quite endearing in this. He seems to...

    I find Tommy quite endearing in this. He seems to be having such a good time.
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    My CD of the new album, Odyx, arrived yesterday....

    My CD of the new album, Odyx, arrived yesterday. On the strength of one spin it is good, but has not knocked my socks off. Can't find any tracks online to link to, sadly.

    Got the new John Zorn...
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    I do have that one, and it is very nice indeed....

    I do have that one, and it is very nice indeed. Don't think it has the edge on II, but I should probably dig them both out and just luxuriate in that Kenso sound...
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    Considering what Japanese CDs often cost to get...

    Considering what Japanese CDs often cost to get new, hardly a mark-up.

    I don't know all their albums, but if they did anything better than Kenso II it would have to have been pretty phenomenal.
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    Hmmm...a 46-minute live Eruption from the 1971...

    Hmmm...a 46-minute live Eruption from the 1971 Newport Jazz Festival. Anyone heard it?
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    Yep, that's a great primer they offer there, and...

    Yep, that's a great primer they offer there, and a really well-done piece.

    Particularly happy to see Sotos included, which I love dearly (along with the other Hazera brothers project, Zaar).
  47. Thread: Magma news

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    Wall-to-wall greatness in that box, you won't...

    Wall-to-wall greatness in that box, you won't regret the purchase.
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    This is very nice; thanks for the post.

    This is very nice; thanks for the post.
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    Quite a few of their early albums got...

    Quite a few of their early albums got reasonably-priced Japanese CD reissues a couple of years ago. But not Kenso II, for some reason.
  50. The Flying Lotus hookup is just right. As you say...

    The Flying Lotus hookup is just right. As you say things just flow, they know they don't have to prove their capabilities at this point.
  51. The most recent album's as good a place as any. ...

    The most recent album's as good a place as any. Taste here:


    https://youtu.be/VRw2krHwefY
  52. I'm not taking the fact that Richard mentioned it...

    I'm not taking the fact that Richard mentioned it in this thread as implying it's an instrumental album (as it was an aside, really). A must-hear, anyway.
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    Sticky: A new Karda Estra album! ...

    A new Karda Estra album!

    https://kardaestra.bandcamp.com/album/idols-in-the-flesh

    This version of the project is mainly just Richard Wileman (with vocals from Amy Fry on one track). Just...
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    The Zorn conundrum: they can create music faster...

    The Zorn conundrum: they can create music faster than we can listen to it.
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    Percy's response shows his class. Of course...

    Percy's response shows his class.

    Of course it also shows up Goodsall's lack of same rather starkly, but that may be entirely coincidental :)
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    May be quicker and cheaper to track down the...

    May be quicker and cheaper to track down the constituent albums individually at this point. Though of course you don't get the nice box that way (...I assume it is nice; don't own).
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    Gosh blimey! New Le Grand Sbam album announced on...

    Gosh blimey! New Le Grand Sbam album announced on Bandcamp Friday!

    https://legrandsbam.bandcamp.com/album/furvent
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    I think I need to go back to those early records...

    I think I need to go back to those early records and listen again, but I don't think I ever saw that kind of potential with them. I mean, outstanding as they were in what they did, I don't recall a...
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    I hadn't read the thread properly when I posted...

    I hadn't read the thread properly when I posted this.

    Ugh, what a mess. Goodsall does not come out of this looking good at all.
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    My fave current drummer :O But given the...

    My fave current drummer :O

    But given the number of projects he's involved in, I could well believe he wasn't able to give the touring commitment they probably needed.
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