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    I caught them live twice. The first time it was...

    I caught them live twice. The first time it was all great, the second he held for just 4 songs before collapsing. The crowds were surprisingly ok with it. They all knew that buying a ticket for a...
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    I must be hallucinating, but what do you mean? Is...

    I must be hallucinating, but what do you mean? Is there an actual story in this?
  3. Why is that? You know him personally and he...

    Why is that? You know him personally and he expressed something different?
  4. Thread: Wobbler

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    I think what Richard wrote about the vocals is...

    I think what Richard wrote about the vocals is far more to the point, than any Yes comparison. Maybe a more "ballsy" singer would fit better with the music (but are there any such singers in the...
  5. Sticky: I love it. Yes, it's not as Canterbury as what...

    I love it. Yes, it's not as Canterbury as what came before it, but I really don't care. The songwriting is simply amazing. Who can write a simple, beautiful song as No Backstage Pass nowadays? Pye's...
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    True, others have done it before obviously. But...

    True, others have done it before obviously. But the ideas and the way they're handling their material are more of their own this time, compared to previous records that the sign "Yes", "Gentle...
  7. Thread: Wobbler

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    So my first impressions about the new album (and...

    So my first impressions about the new album (and when I say first impressions, I mean I've given it 4-5 random listens).

    It's not an immediate winner like From Silence to Somewhere. I had trouble...
  8. Il Balleto Di Bronzo is crazy heavy too.

    Il Balleto Di Bronzo is crazy heavy too.
  9. I totally agree.

    I totally agree.
  10. The first Captain Beyond is killer and heavy....

    The first Captain Beyond is killer and heavy. Rhino nails it on electric guitars.

    An album that achieved to gather the best elements from hard rock, psych and prog. The follow up was good, but...
  11. Interesting list. Good to see Socrates in there,...

    Interesting list. Good to see Socrates in there, followed with an appreciation for Yiannis Spathas' guitar work. This guy had a unique style and sound (sadly he passed away very recently).

    Heavy...
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    Scherzoo 5 is killer.

    Scherzoo 5 is killer.
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    How about this great player here ...

    How about this great player here


    https://youtu.be/8jvYALEvmTE
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    Sticky: Ι like this a lot. It's even better than Magick...

    Ι like this a lot. It's even better than Magick Brother, Mystic Sister that Neil rightly associates it with.
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    Sticky: I am forced to buy it, because it's so damn good.

    I am forced to buy it, because it's so damn good.
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    So true, all of it. There was never a schism in...

    So true, all of it. There was never a schism in French rock music between the sublime and the earthly, the serious and the mundane, and therefore there was a unity that was never shattered. So in the...
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    And I was having a chat yesterday about not...

    And I was having a chat yesterday about not having heard from you in a while Dan. Great news! I hope there is some digital form of Lunarians, for the poor people like me who cannot afford anymore...
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    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.p...

    https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/21195-Deluge-Grander-Oceanarium-(2017)?highlight=Deluge
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    I am on the flat, colourless Paulrus, Masco boat...

    I am on the flat, colourless Paulrus, Masco boat too.
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    Been listening recently to the one-off work of...

    Been listening recently to the one-off work of French band Hellebore, from 1985. Really good and original music. Any fans here?

    ...
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    So just and good that Bandcamp gives space to...

    So just and good that Bandcamp gives space to this music. Cheers :beer
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    As our new Italian friend pointed out, the last...

    As our new Italian friend pointed out, the last song is truly amazing and points at a more interesting (at least to me direction). It's like the band's scope increases with the use of vocals and...
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    Ssme here

    Ssme here
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    Haven't we discussed this already thoroughly...

    Haven't we discussed this already thoroughly elsewhere?

    A very, very good record, or even excellent. But while all the ingredients are there, there is something missing for it to cross the border...
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    I had decided to hate it, because of the...

    I had decided to hate it, because of the godforsaken accordion, but it's too good to do that, so I changed my mind. Cheers!
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    On second listen, this kills. Thanx Masco.

    On second listen, this kills. Thanx Masco.
  27. ^Thanks for the answer man. And I thought no one...

    ^Thanks for the answer man. And I thought no one had noticed my thought-provoking post, which is based on a generalization more or less, as all comments tend to. I don't disagree with what you say. I...
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    Like it.

    Like it.
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    The album is just excellent, and an essential BUY...

    The album is just excellent, and an essential BUY for lovers of traditional, symphonic prog. This is most easily shown in the second side of it: Il Cerchio del Commando is a beautiful song, evoking...
  30. and possibly "the path is clear though no eye can...

    and possibly "the path is clear though no eye can see".
  31. Writing songs is difficult, much more difficult...

    Writing songs is difficult, much more difficult in my opinion, than instrumental music - I am referring to rock music of course. Vocals and lyrics give less space for the pure musical creativity to...
  32. Yeah, that had to be said. I would say it as a...

    Yeah, that had to be said. I would say it as a slight shift towards the mainstream.
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    There is a very beautiful My Favourite Things...

    There is a very beautiful My Favourite Things quote - the Coltrane version - and some Kansas- Journey to Mariabronne played on the distorted organ, and possible others. This is a fantastic reuse of...
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    Great player - highly influential for a...

    Great player - highly influential for a generation of early metal drummers. RIP.
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    There are some interesting musical quotes in...

    There are some interesting musical quotes in SEI's last track. I leave it as a quiz for you.

    The album is very good.
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    Did anyone suggest that Wobbler is mindless? Why...

    Did anyone suggest that Wobbler is mindless? Why don't you first read what the guy wrote. Or is that too much to ask?
  37. My habitus is Lana del Ray, so fuck this Stratos...

    My habitus is Lana del Ray, so fuck this Stratos guy. And this totally objective and progressive. She's got a good voice.
  38. @ss possibly the two greatest voices that Prog...

    @ss possibly the two greatest voices that Prog has ever produced. But I would feel much more assured with Jon Anderson and John Wetton striving with their lives to hit the correct notes, than with...
  39. It's a very good album, but I prefer everything...

    It's a very good album, but I prefer everything that preceeded it.
  40. That's the first Banco album I got. It's great in...

    That's the first Banco album I got. It's great in my opinion, in particular the new version of Metamorfosi. I haven't listened to it since I got the Italian albums, but I did love it back then and I...
  41. I had dismissed this first one as not really...

    I had dismissed this first one as not really suitable to my taste, but it's quiet good actually, stuff like Estampie, you know.

    The one thing that spoils it is involuntary associations with...
  42. To me this ranks just a bit lower than the holy...

    To me this ranks just a bit lower than the holy triad of the first 3 albums (but didn't I say the same about PFM and Chocolate Kings? hmmm). Mainly for production reasons, it rocks less than the 3.
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    Sticky: Isthere a bandcamp link for it?

    Isthere a bandcamp link for it?
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    https://youtu.be/uCJj-tZ6c70

    https://youtu.be/uCJj-tZ6c70
  45. Really grateful for the responses Mike and Bob ...

    Really grateful for the responses Mike and Bob



    So you see my concern comes with a lot of self-interest, because you keep putting to words what wonders as unexpressed thought in my head. Yes,...
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    I need the new Maschera Di Cera, even if it...

    I need the new Maschera Di Cera, even if it sucks. I will lie and say it's a masterpiece.
  47. yes, of course. But my remark is more specific....

    yes, of course. But my remark is more specific. It's this guitar theme that first appears at around 4min of The Weird Wind, then dominates the scene from 5.45 for approximately one minute. This is a...
  48. Ι love Choco Kings. Maybe the strong Genesis...

    Ι love Choco Kings. Maybe the strong Genesis influence is underwhelming for such an accomplished band, but the sheer emotion expressed in songs like Harlequin, Paper Charms and From Under wins me...
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    ^ thanks Ian, I like this a lot (but it's a bit...

    ^ thanks Ian, I like this a lot (but it's a bit frustrating that we missed this upon release 2 years ago).
  50. The fact that Richard hasn't posted yet makes me...

    The fact that Richard hasn't posted yet makes me fear for his life. Or maybe he writes a two page treatise right now that we're speaking.

    Of course this is a stellar record. I have things to say...
  51. Both Chocolate Kings and Jet Lag are great in my...

    Both Chocolate Kings and Jet Lag are great in my opinion, they just pale in comparison to the absolute classics that the first 3 records are. Which isn't a shame.

    If you notice the Gnosis ratings...
  52. Does anyone else hears an Awaken Yes allusion in...

    Does anyone else hears an Awaken Yes allusion in Weird Wind at around the 6min mark?
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    What a beautiful punning stun that is! (and a...

    What a beautiful punning stun that is! (and a record too)
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    I had listened to the s/t Jericho some 5 years...

    I had listened to the s/t Jericho some 5 years ago a couple of times and blew me away, then forgot totally about it. It's a monster, and the comparisons you make are completely valid. Brilliant...
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    Yes, well put. It still feels like a missed...

    Yes, well put. It still feels like a missed opportunity though, like Captain guesting in a Zappa album, instead of a join of forces in the true sense of the word.

    I need to give it more listens...
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    I love it to tears.

    I love it to tears.
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    what part, the morsel? :p

    what part, the morsel? :p
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    I Totally agree with your remark. But in a sense...

    I Totally agree with your remark. But in a sense it also grasped the essence of the United States and the whole modern world like very few works of art have (including books, films etc).
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    I knew you'd like this Lol, although this...

    I knew you'd like this

    Lol, although this would be a cover-cover band, since Milli Vanilli were a cover band of themselves



    Those two words sound very pleasant when coming from certain...
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    This is particularly good ...

    This is particularly good https://titantotachyons.bandcamp.com/album/cactides

    2/3 of Zorn's Simulacrum (Matt Hollenberg and Kenny Grohowski) team with super-talented, super-beautiful guitar...
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