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    Well, Devil's Staircase were great at...

    Well, Devil's Staircase were great at Progtoberfest, and Bruteus sounds very promising. Nice one!

    neil
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    Absolutely this. neil

    Absolutely this.

    neil
  3. Excellent band. Saw them at a house concert in...

    Excellent band. Saw them at a house concert in Chicago and it was a blast. Will definitely check this out. Unfortunately, for some, it might be a 'non-real release', though...

    neil
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    You have to understand, Chad. I was (and still...

    You have to understand, Chad. I was (and still am) a MASSIVE Rush fan, probably when you were still a very young lad. They were of gigantic importance to me. A Farewell to Kings was the first concert...
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    Well, people can say that about any band that...

    Well, people can say that about any band that they either don't like, or have lost interest in, Chad. I thought that after Signals Rush kept making the same old, same old album, every time. You might...
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    Except now, it's a vinyl vs CD vs multiple...

    Except now, it's a vinyl vs CD vs multiple qualities of download discussion. Personally, I think that it is more to do with the quality of both the recording and your sound system, more than anything...
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    I never said anything about streaming. I don't...

    I never said anything about streaming. I don't listen to music on my phone (I don't even own a cell phone), nor Alexa either and also don't own an ipod. I download the files and either listen on my...
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    I'm really glad to hear this. A lot of my hard...

    I'm really glad to hear this. A lot of my hard core metal and long time Tool-fan friends on Facebook are trashing the single, so this is great to hear. They are auto-buy for me, but I won't listen to...
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    Well, I haven't seen it mentioned yet, so based...

    Well, I haven't seen it mentioned yet, so based on your list, I would definitely recommend...IZZ! They are an excellent modern symphonic prog band with great, melodic tunes and very solid vocals....
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    Wow. I know you said that you're only speaking...

    Wow. I know you said that you're only speaking for yourself, but I would say then, that there may well be more and more upcoming 'non-real releases' in the future. With a few exceptions, the only...
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    Very good point, and one which hasn't entered my...

    Very good point, and one which hasn't entered my world yet, as my desk top computer: CD player, my stereo: CD player, my car: CD player. But, if I were to upgrade any of these...

    neil
  12. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Surprising certainly, on the bass side, since...

    Surprising certainly, on the bass side, since that has always been such an integral part of Magma. Phillippe!!

    neil
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    Sticky: Perhaps if they added some bassoon, Ian? neil

    Perhaps if they added some bassoon, Ian?

    neil
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    Sticky: The album description on the bandcamp page sounds...

    The album description on the bandcamp page sounds appealing. I will definitely check it out when I get home. And, it might need to be stunning, for me to spend over $20 Canadian on a digital...
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    Alright, I'll play. 1) Hemispheres 2) Xanadu...

    Alright, I'll play.

    1) Hemispheres
    2) Xanadu
    3) Bastille Day
    4) 2112
    5) Cygnus X-1
    6) Bytor and the Snow Dog
    7) Freewill
    8) In the End
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    All this love for the Fountain of Lamneth, is...

    All this love for the Fountain of Lamneth, is warming my heart. I've always loved Caress of Steel, and many can't fathom why, lol. ^Great list, BTW, yesstiles.

    neil
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    Ha, not to mention, to help raise funds, so...

    Ha, not to mention, to help raise funds, so Maynard can build more wings for his winery!

    neil
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    They had intended to release a live of some shows...

    They had intended to release a live of some shows filmed around the time of the Lateralus tour, but were unhappy with the quality of the footage shot. Many fans, of course, have made cuts of entire...
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    Some might argue any list is controversial. ...

    Some might argue any list is controversial.

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    Nothing crazy about any of those to me, but then...

    Nothing crazy about any of those to me, but then again I jumped on board the Rush train with 2112, and Moving Pictures was them selling out, for me and my Rush friends, at the time, lol. The only...
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    If the new album returns to that more progressive...

    If the new album returns to that more progressive sound and has the same high quality as The Dark Third, then I'm in for sure.

    neil
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    +1 neil

    +1

    neil
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    Sticky: Thanks for the tip. Definitely going to check...

    Thanks for the tip. Definitely going to check this one out. Sounds like it could be up my alley.

    Also, this quote from the description on their bandcamp page, was quite interesting, I thought:...
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    Well, it's certainly different from Bath and...

    Well, it's certainly different from Bath and Leaving Your Body Map. I'll withhold judgement until hearing more.

    neil
  25. Thread: Poil - Sus

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    Hmm. Apparently, I need to give this another...

    Hmm. Apparently, I need to give this another chance. I felt underwhelmed on first listen, as I thought that the vocals were overwhelming the music on the new one, not what I expected from them....
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    I simply call what I listen to, 'Progressive...

    I simply call what I listen to, 'Progressive Music'. And that to me implies anything that is adventurous music and is existing outside the commercial-norm. This can include a wide spectrum of genre...
  27. Thread: Elephant9

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    We'll have to agree to disagree on that one, my...

    We'll have to agree to disagree on that one, my friend. I love the majority of that second album!

    neil
  28. Thread: Elephant9

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    It's funny, I like Contrapasso a bit better than...

    It's funny, I like Contrapasso a bit better than City of the Sun. I attribute this to two factors. First, what is strong on that album is very strong and second, that was the first thing that I heard...
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    NEW Jethro Tull book

    Looks like a brand new oral history, with quotes from all involved in the band and its development, published by the same people who put out the Porcupine Tree bio.
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  30. ^^ There are a lot of really good jam bands, with...

    ^^ There are a lot of really good jam bands, with proggy tendencies around, so not sure how anyone would think otherwise. Umphrey's McGee, Dopapod, Mungion, Tauk, Broccoli Samarai, just to name a...
  31. Thread: Magma Zess

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    My girlfriend and I have seen Magma live, 5 times...

    My girlfriend and I have seen Magma live, 5 times together. Lucky me!

    neil
  32. Well, to me, there have been so many strong...

    Well, to me, there have been so many strong releases this year, that it is getting hard to keep up...Strata, Morglbl, Snarky Puppy, Beat Circus, The Mercury Tree, Ikarus, Panzarpappa, IZZ, Jordsjo,...
  33. Greg, I did see them in London, Ontario, the...

    Greg, I did see them in London, Ontario, the night before. An excellent show, and as Steve said, Bent Knee is definitely growing their fan base, as the line-up to buy their merch after the set, was a...
  34. Well, I certainly think differently on that. I...

    Well, I certainly think differently on that. I see more of a KC aping effect on Vemod (which I still like, quite a bit), but Nucleus has its own vibe, to my ears. The combination of aggression, with...
  35. I saw Rikard do a solo set at Progtoberfest last...

    I saw Rikard do a solo set at Progtoberfest last year and it was a very good show, that I'm sure attendees will enjoy. Sorry to hear of the band family issues, Alan.

    I hope everyone has a great...
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    https://bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/album/grand-tour...

    https://bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/album/grand-tour

    Have a listen for yourself.

    neil
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    Well, I just meant that I'm a musician, so I can...

    Well, I just meant that I'm a musician, so I can listen to it from that perspective. Not necessarily always focusing on the bass. And there are parts, at least on previous Haken albums and especially...
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    ^^Well, I'm a bass player, and focus on that...

    ^^Well, I'm a bass player, and focus on that stuff too, but it hasn't helped thus far. I'll give it another go, and see if I like it more.

    neil
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    As a huge fan of the Mountain (virtually a...

    As a huge fan of the Mountain (virtually a masterpiece of prog metal), and liking Affinity quite a bit, am I the only one struggling with their latest, Vector? It just doesn't seem to have any...
  40. I will. Thanks, Greg. neil

    I will. Thanks, Greg.

    neil
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    A couple of people have mentioned 'pastoral',...

    A couple of people have mentioned 'pastoral', when describing the music, which I didn't really hear on my first spin. But, if it's there, that is certainly fine by me, as I like a little pastoral in...
  42. Well, I have been in the Steve983 camp, of being...

    Well, I have been in the Steve983 camp, of being pretty unmoved by this band, despite the fact I think that they might be up my alley. I am now inspired to take a second look!

    neil
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    Nice list! Not sure about Ni being folky in any...

    Nice list! Not sure about Ni being folky in any way, though!

    I will definitely check out the Emme Phyzema.

    neil
  44. Better than Epilog?!?!?!? WHAT???!!! lol neil

    Better than Epilog?!?!?!? WHAT???!!! lol

    neil
  45. Wow, what a double bill! neil

    Wow, what a double bill!

    neil
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    Are you are referring to him saying it is the...

    Are you are referring to him saying it is the hardest song to play on the tour. Why would that be an unusual thing to say? What am I missing here? Or are you just excited that they are playing it?
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  47. I'm curious. Shouldn't this give you more time to...

    I'm curious. Shouldn't this give you more time to listen to music? Also, I agree that the new IZZ is great. Unfortunately, I've acquired a bunch of new stuff in the last month, and so I have still...
  48. Agreed. That first track is amazing. After that,...

    Agreed. That first track is amazing. After that, tracks two and four are decent. I've yet to be able to connect with track three. Still, a very good album. I really like the word-less vocals on the...
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    I love this band. Seen them live countless times....

    I love this band. Seen them live countless times. I will say though, that after Dogman, all of their albums have had their moments, but are not great albums on the whole. Just my .02.

    neil
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    Interesting. They took a similar dig in Toronto,...

    Interesting. They took a similar dig in Toronto, as after playing a couple of bars of Rush's YYZ, the singer said something along the lines of, "...we don't play complicated prog music, we play...
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    Sticky: New Farmhouse Odyssey, excellent Canterbury/symph...

    New Farmhouse Odyssey, excellent Canterbury/symph chilled California band.

    https://farmhouseodyssey.bandcamp.com/album/fertile-ground

    neil
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    I didn't realize the book was out yet. I...

    I didn't realize the book was out yet. I definitely want to pick it up. I'm curious did you buy from a brick and mortar store in Canada, or Amazon?

    neil
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    Yes, please keep us updated Matt. Two very...

    Yes, please keep us updated Matt. Two very interesting projects, indeed.

    neil
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    One spin in. I find it similar, yet different to...

    One spin in. I find it similar, yet different to the last one. Their strength of composition seems to be growing, and the music takes me on a journey, which I love. Lots of great riffs, twists and...
  55. How much have your listening habits changed, with so much new music out there?

    Hello, fellow progheads. I've been seeing in a couple of threads lately thoughts along the lines of: 'I'm not buying any more new music right now, because I haven't given enough listening time to...
  56. This is actually a very fair site, that is very...

    This is actually a very fair site, that is very tolerant of all opinions the vast majority of the time, Michelle. No forum that invites debate and discussion is perfect, but by and large, progressive...
  57. 'You know nothing, Jon Snow'. One thing is...

    'You know nothing, Jon Snow'. One thing is definite, I'm certain that talking about it is a sure-fire recipe to shut this thread down, lol.

    neil
  58. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    Strangely I just re-listened to their whole...

    Strangely I just re-listened to their whole catalogue. Some of their stuff I love, and some just leaves me cold. At their best, the music is electric and alive and exudes awesomeness. I think that ...
  59. Yes, why. That's his opinion and he's okay with...

    Yes, why. That's his opinion and he's okay with it.

    neil
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    Oh come on now, Greg. Take everyone at the...

    Oh come on now, Greg. Take everyone at the reception, to the show. Make a night of it! Ha. Congratulations, my friend.

    neil
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