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    A new double-CD/LP live release from Tasavallan...

    A new double-CD/LP live release from Tasavallan Presidentti on Svart:

    https://e.snmc.io/i/300/w/3224fd9fa2bfd75e997245d03b8c1990/7764102


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    I have found this one on CD and the sound quality...

    I have found this one on CD and the sound quality turns out to be suprisingly good, a few tape anomalies notwithstanding. Really cool gig.

    And this is what I have spotted on YouTube recently,...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rxYw7Y45Eo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rxYw7Y45Eo
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    The article is no longer there, but there's...

    The article is no longer there, but there's another one that tells the same story:

    https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2019/05/15/former-pledgemusic-employee/

    And here's a fresh follow-up:
    ...
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    I have finally got both and there's some really...

    I have finally got both and there's some really worthwhile material assembled there, but it's not the easiest listen due to the sheer diversity of lineups, dates and styles as well as somewhat...
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    I remember hearing this band! The girl has a...

    I remember hearing this band! The girl has a beautiful voice indeed, although last time I heard her she sounded more like Anneli Drecker:

    Jennie-Ann Smith:...
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    Rob Halford would side with me on that one, even...

    Rob Halford would side with me on that one, even though I have to say that his lungs could not match Joan's on Judas Priest's tackle of "Diamonds & Rust". :D
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    I have been immersing myself in the big Woodstock...

    I have been immersing myself in the big Woodstock box for the last two weeks and its physical aspect (artwork, books, discs, posters) is a thrilling part of the whole experience. I cannot imagine...
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    Blackmore should have talked Joan Baez into...

    Blackmore should have talked Joan Baez into filling Dio's shoes in Rainbow. She had the pipes powerful enough to fill the void and would have made the guitarist's transition to Blackmore's Night...
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    http://only-solitaire.blogspot.com/2019/09/music-w...

    http://only-solitaire.blogspot.com/2019/09/music-where-hell-is-it-heading-to.html
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    Not particularly prog-oriented, but a...

    Not particularly prog-oriented, but a thought-provoking read on the state of "flagship" music these days:
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    Here's the preview of a 1974 live cut: ...

    Here's the preview of a 1974 live cut:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZEQp1qKklc

    BTW, wasn't the first volume supposed to cover the earliest period?
  13. Not a fan of their last two studio productions,...

    Not a fan of their last two studio productions, but I have just learnt they have two download-only live albums/videos: Live at Davis Square Theatre (2014) and Live at the Space (2015).
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    Thanks for the hint; I'll definitely pick it (if...

    Thanks for the hint; I'll definitely pick it (if they do not re-issue it in the meantime), but I'd rather fetch it from Presto Jazz where they offer it lossless.

    That makes it the third jazz...
  15. Is Pitchfork already pu(bli)shing advertorials...

    Is Pitchfork already pu(bli)shing advertorials ahead of the busy Xmas period? I almost started to miss supermarket aisles flooded with 'best of', 'greatest hits' and 'golden collection' titles.......
  16. Well, perhaps that may be due to some of the...

    Well, perhaps that may be due to some of the stylistic ingredients thrown by JotC into the mix, which may be unpalatable for regular prog fans. At times there's a pretty strong (alt-)country vibe...
  17. I am a huge fan of live recordings and have a ton...

    I am a huge fan of live recordings and have a ton of them, and this one sits easily in my Top 5 of the live albums from this decade, alongside Matana Roberts' Gens De Couleur Libres, Fire!...
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    That's right (on my set-up). I don't have any dedicated playback system for files/streaming, so in order to enjoy music in decent sound I need to transfer the files to CD (which is pretty...
  19. OK, thanks for the info. I have just bought and...

    OK, thanks for the info. I have just bought and started a lossless download, which I'll burn to disc. If they release it on CD later on, I'll happily fetch it too.
  20. Any word on a CD release?

    Any word on a CD release?
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    Wishbone Ash and Steve Hillage boxsets are...

    Wishbone Ash and Steve Hillage boxsets are already sold out, which makes me think that the similar packages from Gentle Giant, Gong and (expectedly) Caravan are going to sell out too.

    I pass(ed)...
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    It looks that DŁsseldorf '71 is missing from the...

    It looks that DŁsseldorf '71 is missing from the final set-list:



    https://burningshed.com/gentle-giant_buried-treasure_boxset
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    https://orig00.deviantart.net/b747/f/2016/130/0/2/...

    https://orig00.deviantart.net/b747/f/2016/130/0/2/europe_far_right__map_flag__by_vah_vah-da1z8id.jpg
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    I cannot deny the appeal of Italian futurist...

    I cannot deny the appeal of Italian futurist paintings, although I find aesthetically-related French fauvism and (especially) German expressionism vastly superior. Perhaps it is not a coincidence the...
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    You should not be. It's my sarcastic response to...

    You should not be. It's my sarcastic response to the call for a perfect, uncompromised art worthy of manifestos.
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    https://www.theartstory.org/images20/works/futuris...

    https://www.theartstory.org/images20/works/futurism_10.jpg?1



    https://www.unknown.nu/futurism/
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    I have always considered such a stance...

    I have always considered such a stance counterproductive, because "progressive" rock fans are still the principal audience for Henry Cow and any other "avant-garde" leaning ensembles. Not the working...
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    I even wasn't aware of that! :)

    I even wasn't aware of that! :)
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    Well, I'd take his rebuttals with a grain of...

    Well, I'd take his rebuttals with a grain of salt, because he even distances himself/Henry Cow from any modern avant-prog undertakings:



    His acerbic music commentary can be entertaining and...
  30. I'm hoping for that too.

    I'm hoping for that too.
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    Sounds very promising. I'll pick that one!

    Sounds very promising. I'll pick that one!
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    Jazz orthodoxy aside, there's a certain rhythmic...

    Jazz orthodoxy aside, there's a certain rhythmic rigidity to Nucleus in their 1970-73 period, before they went for funk.

    And it does not seem a question of the rhythm section because these guys...
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    They seemingly sold more copies than actually printed, as there are already people reporting their pre-orders got cancelled... albeit without any refund in sight! Moreover, many customers outside the...
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    The first two studio albums from 1970 are the...

    The first two studio albums from 1970 are the best by far IMO. Plus live Hemispheres.

    The next four, Solar Plexus '71 to Roots '73, are technically Ian Carr's solo albums (recorded with the help...
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    I personally know some genuine hard-core...

    I personally know some genuine hard-core audiophiles with a five digits-worth equipment and custom listening rooms, and they never debate the formats. For them a properly mastered CD, quality vinyl...
  36. As soon as it was up for pre-order. :)

    As soon as it was up for pre-order. :)
  37. Still waiting for the complete box from the...

    Still waiting for the complete box from the Warner's eurostore, but your detailed review is a great teaser! :up
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    It is like this in the US I assume.

    It is like this in the US I assume.
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    This forum is full of prog supremacists. ;)

    This forum is full of prog supremacists. ;)
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_generator

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_generator
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    I am not talking here about a particular view,...

    I am not talking here about a particular view, but the hermetic language employed by Piekut. I am very fond of George Lewis' book "A Power Stronger than Itself" where he lays out his concepts in an...
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    It's the same author; I hope the book is more...

    It's the same author; I hope the book is more readable... :)
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    Thanks, guys! I'll do my homework and report back...

    Thanks, guys! I'll do my homework and report back my findings. :)
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    I know (and like) Plastic People of the Universe...

    I know (and like) Plastic People of the Universe and I am familiar with Už Jsme Doma. Plus, if folk-rock counts, I dig various projects of Iva BittovŠ as well as Jablkoň & Svěcenż.

    What should I...
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    I have been spinning for a longer while their...

    I have been spinning for a longer while their live album recorded at two gigs (late 2002 and early 2003), and mesmerizing seems to me a fitting description of their sound. I have heard a fair share...
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    https://books.google.es/books?id=4U_NJpF_FmIC&pg=P...

    https://books.google.es/books?id=4U_NJpF_FmIC&pg=PA155&lpg=PA155&dq=provided+a+kind+of+surrogate+ethnic+identity+to+its+young+white+audience&source=bl&ots=7eK41kGLF_&sig=ACfU3U0Ib6XrzsrAwU_JQBVN3KMr_A...
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    Perhaps it wasn't put forth openly, but whenever...

    Perhaps it wasn't put forth openly, but whenever I read about "dragging Genesis- or Crimson-loving fans" to a wider pool of progressive styles I wonder why nobody steps up in defence of oppressed Can...
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    Are you asking me why it is so hard to accept...

    Are you asking me why it is so hard to accept Bent Knee, Cardiacs or Residents as progressive rock bands? Well, I'd say it's because people are emotionally attached to their preconceptions and have a...
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    That's what I need to get then. I totally...

    That's what I need to get then. I totally absolutely entirely reject the whole rock orthodoxy of always playing the material the way God wanted it (read: as on the sacrosanct original studio album)....
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    That battle is already lost by the prog neo-cons,...

    That battle is already lost by the prog neo-cons, just like Wynton lost his when trying to assert his control over 'jazz' brand name.

    Henry Cow or Magma are filed under progressive rock moniker...
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    Art history is written by scholars and...

    Art history is written by scholars and enthusiasts, hence the position of Cuneiform as one of the most important labels in the history of progressive rock is/will be undisputed. Its stature and...
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    I have been listening to this box for the whole...

    I have been listening to this box for the whole week and just cannot have enough. What a killer set of live recordings! The first four trio gigs (Berlin '00, Sarajevo '01, Fredrikstad '02 and...
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    Every music genre has its Wyntons. Beware of...

    Every music genre has its Wyntons.

    Beware of the prog neo-cons! :D
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    Speaking of Quadrophenia I have been always...

    Speaking of Quadrophenia I have been always partial to David Gilmour's tackling of Dirty Jobs at the Hyde Park gig in 1996.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hytPTTzgPsI

    Are there any CD...
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    Indeed, just like Muse, Mars Volta, Tool and...

    Indeed, just like Muse, Mars Volta, Tool and similar acts made prog look (relatively) hip to new rock audience a decade and a half ago, Kamasi and Shabaka make it happen for jazz now. I am not a fan...
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    I am afraid it's not a typical love story. Just...

    I am afraid it's not a typical love story. Just look around, we are no longer able to discuss a subject of the utmost importance, the future of progressive rock, and instead we waste precious energy...
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    Perhaps it's a fatal attraction of this forum,...

    Perhaps it's a fatal attraction of this forum, which just cannot be ditched. :)

    Svetonio and Skullhead keep returning here just like Harey would get back to Kelvin each time after he tried to...
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    You guys start to see Svetonios and Skullheads...

    You guys start to see Svetonios and Skullheads everywhere. :D
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    If I were to find an analogy, Kamasi is to...

    If I were to find an analogy, Kamasi is to spiritual jazz of the 60s what Mars Volta or Muse were to classic progressive rock of 70s.
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    Indeed. Skullhead does not use Internet, so he...

    Indeed. Skullhead does not use Internet, so he won't help me here... :D
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