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  1. I listened to your album and really enjoyed it....

    I listened to your album and really enjoyed it. Overall I appreciate how it balances clearly composed themes with a bit of a meandering stream-of-consciousness quality, and the flow between pieces it...
  2. I consume a pretty decent amount of music, and I...

    I consume a pretty decent amount of music, and I periodically get burned out on my usual diet of prog-rock and prog-adjacent art-rock and dive into some other genre for awhile. During those phases I...
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    Sounds like I missed hearing that one... ah well...

    Sounds like I missed hearing that one... ah well I'm sure there'll be a live album and a DVD.
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    That's awesome! I hope you have a great time.

    That's awesome! I hope you have a great time.
  5. I'd read an interview where he said Kate Bush is...

    I'd read an interview where he said Kate Bush is basically his favorite musician, or tied with one other person. I'd still be interested to hear it although, as people have said, it sounds like her...
  6. I haven't had the chance to listen to your album...

    I haven't had the chance to listen to your album yet -- I will! -- but I just want to wholeheartedly (and peevishly) agree with your comment about the astounding and widespread flakiness of hobbyist...
  7. The sample singers were all interesting, and...

    The sample singers were all interesting, and quite impressive from an editing standpoint! It does seem like there's some unique flavor Phil brought that kept it sounding like Genesis where someone...
  8. Opeth were my favorite band from ages 17-22, to...

    Opeth were my favorite band from ages 17-22, to an obsessive level that I haven't reached since then, I burned myself out hard enough that around the time of Watershed I mostly stopped listening to...
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    I was at both Chicago shows. I flew in from...

    I was at both Chicago shows. I flew in from Washington State, actually. They didn’t come to the West Coast and the Seattle to Chicago flight was fairly cheap. I’m 37 and Genesis have been my favorite...
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    I'd never even heard of this guy but listened to...

    I'd never even heard of this guy but listened to the first track on Hell just now and it was quite good. So much interesting stuff going on that I have trouble summarizing it or saying anything smart...
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    I know some stuff about musical theory but not an...

    I know some stuff about musical theory but not an enormous amount, and my ear is like 2.5/10, and he's quite good at talking to a level where I almost understand him but I also get that I have a lot...
  12. Hmmm my tickets for Genesis in London got...

    Hmmm my tickets for Genesis in London got rescheduled to March... a few more dates closer to the end of the month would be great.
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    I don't listen to a lot of Fripp/ambient guitar...

    I don't listen to a lot of Fripp/ambient guitar kinds of things, so I don't have much knowledge to discuss or critique this, but I had this on while I was doing some work-at-home things and I found...
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    I really like the blending of acoustic and...

    I really like the blending of acoustic and electric guitar textures here (at least I think that's what's happening?) It's a very full and enveloping sound for being a relatively straightforward...
  15. I've gone back to the Canterbury well many times...

    I've gone back to the Canterbury well many times over the years and damn there's a lot of juice in that squeeze, if you'll pardon the mixed metaphor. I got into Caravan in 2010 or so and every couple...
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    Lyrics are evocative and emotive and free of...

    Lyrics are evocative and emotive and free of cliche, melody is fine, really nice flute playing, arrangement is organic and free of dated or annoying sounds. I mean it's no "I'll be yours... dot com"...
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    I can't imagine it would have done much...

    I can't imagine it would have done much commercially with any cover, but I do wonder if it's hurting its current legacy. As someone who wasn't around when it came out (I'm 37) I've always assumed...
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    I bought Spilt Milk a couple of years ago and...

    I bought Spilt Milk a couple of years ago and could never quite get into it. I appreciated the density and ambition of the arrangements but couldn't really connect with the lyrics and melodies. It...
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    I love the first three Argent albums. Are they...

    I love the first three Argent albums. Are they prog, hm... I'd say by the standards of their era, they're relatively restrained. Songs are usually 4-5 minutes with clear verse/chorus structure,...
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    I second the folks who have complimented the use...

    I second the folks who have complimented the use of the wind instruments. The song overall is very lush and soothing but has a lot of layers and lots going on in the mix. Very immersive. The vocal...
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    That's a great story, thanks for sharing!

    That's a great story, thanks for sharing!
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    I'm one of the people who likes this album...

    I'm one of the people who likes this album although certain things took some getting used to, like the chorus for Drawing the Line, and I miss the vocal harmonies. I don't know if it's one of their...
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    I've never heard of them -- I'll give a listen.

    I've never heard of them -- I'll give a listen.
  24. My best friend and I have a running joke in...

    My best friend and I have a running joke in which, if one of us is telling an overlong anecdote, the other one says "...and then a giant raven flew off with your penis!"

    This is tied with...
  25. Much as I love the albums, I hadn't listened to...

    Much as I love the albums, I hadn't listened to this song in ten years or longer. It does take me back...
  26. I'd mark this one as a classic for sure. I don't...

    I'd mark this one as a classic for sure. I don't know if I have a strong favorite from the Fish-era Marillion albums, and I can see why someone might prefer Misplaced Childhood (better balance and...
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    Five years ago I would have said "eh new PT album...

    Five years ago I would have said "eh new PT album who cares, his solo stuff isn't that far off stylistically" but given the style of the last couple solo albums I'd appreciate some new band material.
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    The Joe Walsh comparison makes a lot of sense to...

    The Joe Walsh comparison makes a lot of sense to me -- the tone has the same mixture of bite and expressiveness that his does. The solos almost have... like, a conversational quality? Where you're...
  29. When he played Selling England & Spectral I saw...

    When he played Selling England & Spectral I saw him in Seattle & Portland and I'd love to do the same again -- Revolution Hall is such a great space for this. And for God's sake Second's Out is about...
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    ...is being the dog's bollocks a good thing? Not...

    ...is being the dog's bollocks a good thing? Not sure if that's an endorsement of seeking out this version.
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    Not just the simplicity, I think but the...

    Not just the simplicity, I think but the bitterness and self-loathing of that song, the way he's digging into himself and into the little cruelties of daily life, in a quiet but merciless sort of...
  32. I came here idly curious what people were saying...

    I came here idly curious what people were saying about the new DT album and now I'm way more pumped about hearing that Laurie Anderson album.
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    Very beautiful track! The feelings of the...

    Very beautiful track! The feelings of the saxophone and piano speak to each other quite well. It seems like he really felt the mood of what you were doing.
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    "It's like listening to the Beatles and Krautrock...

    "It's like listening to the Beatles and Krautrock at the same time" -- it's never been a favorite of mine but thanks to that description I'll probably come back to it this evening.
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    I adore Summer '68 and I've always regarded it as...

    I adore Summer '68 and I've always regarded it as one of the lost gems in their catalog (to the extent that anything by such a high-profile band can be "lost" I s'pose). I like the rest of it well...
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    Huh! I bought tickets for London, then put them...

    Huh! I bought tickets for London, then put them up for sale when they announced the American leg (I live in the US). I'm hopefully seeing them in November in Chicago (though that's in some doubt at...
  37. I haven't heard this project but I love some of...

    I haven't heard this project but I love some of Jon Durant's solo work. I'll have to check this out.
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    I get sent these videos pretty regularly by...

    I get sent these videos pretty regularly by friends & family, and I've stopped watching after the first one. I'm glad they have a good relationship, and it seems like maybe he's happier now than he...
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    Requires a little flexibility on the definition...

    Requires a little flexibility on the definition of "prog" but for Halloween videos can't beat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFwYJYl5GUQ
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    Outdoor: A guy playing ambient synth music and...

    Outdoor: A guy playing ambient synth music and displaying ocean photos on a projector at a trailer park in Long Beach, Washington
    Indoor: Supposed to be Genesis in Chicago late November? We'll see...
  41. 1. Sure, I'd be interested! Your description of...

    1. Sure, I'd be interested! Your description of the project reminds me a bit of Steve Kilbey's Art Man Technology project, but frankly that wasn't very impressive, even though I'm an enormous Steve...
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    I have to admit -- I'd been skeptical, but...

    I have to admit -- I'd been skeptical, but listening to those examples you make a pretty good case.
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    Some cool stuff here! The song construction is...

    Some cool stuff here! The song construction is very smart; there are some cool hooks but the songs are way more advanced than verse/chorus even though they're quite concise. I dig the bass playing...
  44. HaHa thanks for the thoughts Richard! I did use...

    HaHa thanks for the thoughts Richard! I did use Autotune a bit on some of these songs but I've had a bit of trouble correcting the notes without making it sound "off" -- sounds like Melodyne is a...
  45. Hi! I'm not Mike? I dunno for sure who Mike is....

    Hi! I'm not Mike? I dunno for sure who Mike is. Hope you enjoy his material though!
  46. Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    I had a chance to see them, then watched a bit of...

    I had a chance to see them, then watched a bit of recent live footage and was dissuaded. The sense of menace & mystery doesn't come across at all live; it seemed much too smiley rock 'n' roll show....
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    Haven't heard it actually. I read some reviews...

    Haven't heard it actually. I read some reviews and they seemed uniformly lukewarm. Is it good? I'll have to check it out.
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    Really thoughtful lyrics with some clever and...

    Really thoughtful lyrics with some clever and unexpected rhymes, nice of Marvin to send them! The musical soundscape you've made for it really captures the mood of dreamy wistfulness and slight...
  50. Looking for singers for crossover prog project

    I have a home project which releases music under the name Electric Brain Electric Shadow. It's roughly in the crossover prog realm, not too far from Porcupine Tree the more concise Floyd songs. I...
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    I have tickets to see them two nights in Chicago,...

    I have tickets to see them two nights in Chicago, late November, and poked my nose into this board very carefully, curious for a little insight on how the shows have been but also wanting to avoid...
  52. I wasn't able to find this particular album on...

    I wasn't able to find this particular album on Spotify or YouTube, but I listened to pieces of some of his/their other stuff and some of it was pretty neat. More like melodic and atmospheric jazz...
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    I guess you could make an argument that the...

    I guess you could make an argument that the genre-melding is progressive rock in the absolute broadest sense of the word -- trying to expand the horizons of rock music by bringing in different sounds...
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    I'm VERY pumped about this remaster and I'm...

    I'm VERY pumped about this remaster and I'm hoping they do it for a few of the other albums from that period. The string of hard rock albums before this, in particular, would be wonderful to hear in...
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    When I was doing an MFA in Alaska in my twenties...

    When I was doing an MFA in Alaska in my twenties I would come home from the bar and pass out to a playlist of Red Rider, Kate Bush and the first five BOC albums... my roommates hated it but it would...
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    Love the bass playing on the Samsara stuff. Some...

    Love the bass playing on the Samsara stuff. Some pretty nice slow builds too with advancing synth layers etc.
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    I've never been able to get more than a couple of...

    I've never been able to get more than a couple of songs into anything after Battle of Hastings, and wasn't that fond of If I Was to Fly. Maybe I'll have to give them more attention.
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    Just bought hard copies the first four albums...

    Just bought hard copies the first four albums individually last year... Wish I'd waited a bit. I don't know if I'm that pumped about the extras but it would be nice to save the shelf space.
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    Camel were a band that unfolded over a long...

    Camel were a band that unfolded over a long period for me actually -- I only liked the first four albums when I initially began listening to them; everything after that seemed overly simplified or...
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    Egg - self-titled. I listened to all their albums...

    Egg - self-titled. I listened to all their albums years ago but they never really stuck. But hearing Civil Surface endorsed on the Album Years podcast, went back and checked it all their stuff and...
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