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  1. I still like ca. half of it Ok. "Trains" is...

    I still like ca. half of it Ok. "Trains" is certainly one of Steven's best tunes, and I want to address him as Steven 'cause I kinda feel him in my heart and want to know him and his absolutely...
  2. Sticky: ^ I always felt there was an aura of uncomfort to...

    ^ I always felt there was an aura of uncomfort to the whole ordeal of that weekend. The purported determination of faux community/unity certainly didn't gel, neither stylistically nor culturally, and...
  3. Puzzling to note how Miriodor are still going at...

    Puzzling to note how Miriodor are still going at all. Four lengthy decades on forming. I suppose "academic credentials" of music education benefit the players in other fields of work where grants and...
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    Everyone who was ever a part of the 80s...

    Everyone who was ever a part of the 80s video-homesitting-hemorroid druid-drone nothingness should remember Silva. He offered Chuck Norris a "Colombian tie" and almost got away with it.
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  5. Sticky: ^ (to Aymeric) I actually remember someone...

    ^ (to Aymeric) I actually remember someone complaining visibly by gesture to the sound technician, the only word discernable being "[...] unlistenable" accompanied by a finger to each ear. I stood a...
  6. Sticky: ^ Glad to hear that you have Equilibrismo. It's a...

    ^ Glad to hear that you have Equilibrismo. It's a damn monster record.

    In the very first newsletter I ever got from Wayside/Cuneiform - on paper! - my soon-to-be ol' grump-bud Steve F. offered...
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    Gone at 66. Although seminal to most things...

    Gone at 66.

    Although seminal to most things about The Golden Palominos (along with Material THE definitive NYDowntown supergroup), I'll personally always recall his drumming on that debut Lounge...
  8. If I'm not entirely mistaken they also handle...

    If I'm not entirely mistaken they also handle other instruments between them but mainly pianos, a bit of organ and assorted toy keyboards. Zohar Levi from psych-hard-rockers Apocalypse (with whom he...
  9. That Atmosphera MIO release is very good of...

    That Atmosphera MIO release is very good of course, and definitely an important archival lecture.

    The thing about the Churchill's reputation was not only that they appeared early (summer '68 for...
  10. Sorry; only saw this just now.

    Sorry; only saw this just now.
  11. A cuppa threads with some information on Israeli...

    A cuppa threads with some information on Israeli progressive in general:

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/21188-FEATURED-ALBUM-Sanhedrin-Ever-After?highlight=Sheshet
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    Irene Papas' passing was actually noted in...

    Irene Papas' passing was actually noted in Norwegian mainstream media. Her acting channelling "strong women types", her relationship to Brando plus erstwhile personal bio and singstress merit...
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    I like it.

    I like it.
  14. Sticky: Equilibrismo remains an absolute milestone to my...

    Equilibrismo remains an absolute milestone to my ears. The sheer non-bombastic grandiosity of sound, space and form is supremely their own on this, not least considering how firmly and densely...
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    It's veteran Natsuki Kido (guitar) - of Bondage...

    It's veteran Natsuki Kido (guitar) - of Bondage Fruit, P.O.N., Salle Gaveau and countless other industrious Jap bands from outrageous fringe. Tatsuya Yoshida is the drummer, of course - the hardest...
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    Wrong. It was -all- sincere. That was the...

    Wrong.



    It was -all- sincere. That was the primary point. Opportunity was right there.



    My gibberish is unusual. I've been here since early 2005, so there's a backstory and plenty factual...
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    ^ I'm going to Bergen tomorrow and I'll be...

    ^ I'm going to Bergen tomorrow and I'll be checking in with Apollon. They only survived as music store because the city council leashed Apollon's permit to serve beers/cider/wine, thus setting up our...
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    OTOLITHEN - Who else?! They only make up props of...

    OTOLITHEN - Who else?! They only make up props of flop-pop as they go along, pretending that there's something else to be had from overrated "creativity" - and it's all an act to provoke those of us...
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    His input on both is stupendous. Imagine being...

    His input on both is stupendous. Imagine being presented with the charts of "Darker Brighter" and deemed the challenge of coming up with a fitting grip on that intricate knot towards the end. Tomkins...
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    THESE SUCKERS SAY THEY ARE SO ADVANTGUARD AND...

    THESE SUCKERS SAY THEY ARE SO ADVANTGUARD AND DIFFERENTDIFFICULT BUT TRULY AREN'T WORTH ATTENTION.
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    Well, at least he's still among us. :up

    Well, at least he's still among us. :up
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    Unimportant part.

    Unimportant part.
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    I find the combination of speed, dynamic...

    I find the combination of speed, dynamic variations on timbre vs. tone and the specific control of this combination to form the most demanding gestalt in "difficult" guitar-playing. Christopher Arp...
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    ^ I believe it was Hans Voigt who kept the...

    ^ I believe it was Hans Voigt who kept the remaining Henie Onstad tapes in store.

    I haven't spoken to Hans in a decade, but he once told me there were several other ripe beauties from the vaults...
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    Look. No one ever claimed any of it to be...

    Look.

    No one ever claimed any of it to be "genius", and usually it isn't even particularly amusing. I'll give you both. But then again, none if it is necessarily supposed to be. Sometimes it's all...
  26. You can get the physical copy here:...

    You can get the physical copy here: http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Lebanon-Planet-Rubble__32-ACD016.aspx - but then you'll have to pay some man a bit of moneys as well as support the...
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    Yup, but the incessant repetitions of fair themes...

    Yup, but the incessant repetitions of fair themes in melody haven't aged well and date the movie somewhat dodgily now. It's still a nice watch and delightful soundtrack, but probably not to...
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    I expected this when I read about the family...

    I expected this when I read about the family summoning at Balmoral earlier today.

    What an era she witnessed and reigned. Or rather an epoch. Ghastly yet over-and-out of this world-times of man.
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  29. The Hosemobile's What Can & Can't Go On is super....

    The Hosemobile's What Can & Can't Go On is super.

    Their brand of finely knit melodic interplay was fresh at a time (late 90s) when most established math-rock groups other than Don Cab would...
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    I was one of those who actually enjoyed the film...

    I was one of those who actually enjoyed the film of Ghost Story. Alice Krige is pretty damn impressive in it (she usually is, today as well), and the pairing of Astaire, Houseman, Fairbanks Jr. and...
  31. ^ That's surely a sassy badass crew! And to...

    ^ That's surely a sassy badass crew!

    And to boot there's something curiously 'Mexican' about the sound of it, chiming echoes of faint trace in Jose L. F. Ledesma (and also his stupendous Saena...
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    Edith's A Space Between Ever and Never is the...

    Edith's A Space Between Ever and Never is the absolute alltime best of fever forever revered to sever the clever from the levered endeavour. Or whatever. It's one of very few artifacts I'd seriously...
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    The only VdGG record to chart in the UK was...

    The only VdGG record to chart in the UK was indeed The Least We Can Do in late '69, barely reaching the top 50 and rumoured to have sold some 10,000 copies at that. But this in itself was something...
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    I have to say that to my ears the Trono Dei...

    I have to say that to my ears the Trono Dei Ricordi s/t release from 1994 comes close to being grossly horrid. I owned it for some eight years and took an annual opportunity to sit through one "song"...
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    Ian, I'll echo what ol' Roofas said about my own...

    Ian, I'll echo what ol' Roofas said about my own namedroppings sometime of far yore; "Most of these strange artists surely don't exist at all".

    Lana Sane, Neal Horse, Steve Wilsen, Nancy Pilzen,...
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    I just pulled out Fin de Siecle from '99, and...

    I just pulled out Fin de Siecle from '99, and it's more enjoyable than I pondered. Even the pseudo-programmed drums sound as if actually performed, almost clumsily so - likely because he (Frank...
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    Not at all. Rather on the contrary, as some...

    Not at all. Rather on the contrary, as some groups were eventually formed as a reaction to what many perceived as slickness and cheapness in certain technical as well as artistic aspects so...
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    This sentence sucks sense. Unsuccessively. ...

    This sentence sucks sense. Unsuccessively.



    Moe, do you think those three members played one 'tron together all at thrice? Sort of fightin' over that doggon' 'tron? Or did each of them have a...
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    ^ Please adjust for which "meds" you'd recommend....

    ^ Please adjust for which "meds" you'd recommend.



    Interestingly galores. "Stevie" isn't really my bud but a veteran label owner and music entrepreneur of some repute and as such invaluable in...
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    I assume you've heard Basket of Light from 1969...

    I assume you've heard Basket of Light from 1969 then, their milestone all-acoustic third album?


    A tiny handful of non-anglo "neo" names worth investigating. And displaying how even such a...
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    Here's hoping. :up In my sincere...

    Here's hoping. :up



    In my sincere experience, the snark is generally warranted. But amongst the youngsters (under 30 :geezer) I've encountered whose intimate tastes are reasonably eccentric or...
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    I don't think I've got more than 30-40-or-so...

    I don't think I've got more than 30-40-or-so releases left that I'd recognise as decidedly "neo-prog", and most of these are from the initial phase of approx 1981-91.

    But there are grand...
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    Joey Tempest. With Yngwie replacing that old...

    Joey Tempest. With Yngwie replacing that old slowpick guitarist.
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    Presumably it'll be a studio-only venture if at...

    Presumably it'll be a studio-only venture if at all, and I suppose Dagmar would at least be able to carry through then. She's been frail for periods over decades now, yet when health allowed for it...
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    He already long since diagnosed from afar my...

    He already long since diagnosed from afar my missing out on my "[...] meds", Steve, so there's always progression to be had from a progger who concludes that the Gnosis website actively omits "modern...
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    Not even tracks like "Doll's Hammer" or "Be...

    Not even tracks like "Doll's Hammer" or "Be Together" from the first album, Bill?

    Bill! BILL!! To my ears they offer an almost unheard combination of the melodic and the densely dissonant, making...
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    I didn't see this before now. AFAIC a new AB...

    I didn't see this before now.

    AFAIC a new AB record could go either way in terms of content quality, but it would likely stir some attention nonetheless due to how the trio's somewhat cult...
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    ^ Precisely. I was always amazed at how well it...

    ^ Precisely. I was always amazed at how well it worked with having the Soft portion start off with a ballad ("That's How Much I Need You Now", which was later obviously developed into "Moon In...
  49. I like Until They Feel the Sun. It's...

    I like Until They Feel the Sun.

    It's self-consciously and successfully "retro" in a manner of keeping with other recent (1995-2020) terms of interpreting a set style. Probably a flop or two below...
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    ^ I sincerely need to hear that. And I can...

    ^ I sincerely need to hear that. And I can absolutely imagine or visualize a Glass take on adolescent efforts such as those Soft documents, if you're referring to the Rock Generation Vol. 7 stuff...
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    Those years (2003-2009) were, in retrospect...

    Those years (2003-2009) were, in retrospect (always that!), some of the best in my life and - to me - in music as well. I came out from my first divorce and spent summers and spare weekends on my...
  52. Some of you presumably know Kings of Convenience?...

    Some of you presumably know Kings of Convenience? Pseudo-wannabe Belle&Sebastian/SimonGarf/Drake duo from Bergen/Norway with a career peak around 2005? Lots of fun to tell in time, but this is the...
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    ^ One could do faint to start but dwell into the...

    ^ One could do faint to start but dwell into the discography of a band like Dirty Projectors.

    You notice how he's proud of his stint with DP and duly somehow laments the limited duration of it in...
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    Looker: "Especially the French - the French loved...

    Looker: "Especially the French - the French loved this stuff!" :D

    I simply can't stop listening and grinning to that exact phrase from the the Brief History. Well, OF COURSE the French loved it!...
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    What's quite exhilarating is that Looker has...

    What's quite exhilarating is that Looker has allowed for the 'progressive' tag to remain on the Wiki entry's factbox for Extra Life. Presumably he has cooled off a bit on the malign (?) nature of its...
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    ^ Further report, alas unnecessary but to pin the...

    ^ Further report, alas unnecessary but to pin the context. I broke off ties with the guy in 2008 after he came to see me in my new worktown of Kristiansand and instantly came on to my girlfriend...
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    ^ Wow, that's an excellent presentation! :beer

    ^ Wow, that's an excellent presentation! :beer
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    Apparently as youngsters they even knew and spoke...

    Apparently as youngsters they even knew and spoke quite frequently as relatives, seeing how both family branches were "auteurs" and consequently with intellectual/academic as well as artistic credit...
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    ^ Stop it! There's serious settlement and...

    ^ Stop it!

    There's serious settlement and defiant treason, but not dissent without terra firma confirmation of firsthand truth. I simply don't believe that you're actually from Persia, but then...
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    Norwegian act Dødsverk from the late 90s, largely...

    Norwegian act Dødsverk from the late 90s, largely ignored at the time precisely for its sense of anti-genre attitude/solvitude. Fabulous live-band, though. Their second album, Fun for All the Family...
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