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  1. Thread: Magma Zess

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    Man, this is a great story. Thanks for posting...

    Man, this is a great story. Thanks for posting it. It sounds like a wonderful, borderline surreal type of night. So glad you enjoyed it. If I cared about rating threads, I'd rate this one higher...
  2. Thread: Magma Zess

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    I feel the same way...but, about Phillipe...

    I feel the same way...but, about Phillipe Bussonet's bass playing! Vander is amazing too, of course.

    neil
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    Sticky: New Sonar w/David Torn out soon: ...

    New Sonar w/David Torn out soon:

    https://sonar-band.bandcamp.com/album/tranceportation-vol-1

    neil
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    I'll guess I'll have to check into this further....

    I'll guess I'll have to check into this further. I have a couple of earlier October Equus albums, and like them well enough. Listening to the two bandcamp samples that are up, it doesn't really sound...
  5. No underrating of FSE from me. It's an amazing...

    No underrating of FSE from me. It's an amazing album, and, to me at least, easily the most consistent of this project's (including SGM) releases.

    neil
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    That is the same sort of thing that everyone was...

    That is the same sort of thing that everyone was saying about the advance To The Bone clips. The love affair with his music, may be coming to an end, for many.

    Or not...

    neil
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    It may have been mentioned earlier, but a friend...

    It may have been mentioned earlier, but a friend of mine has some taurus pedals, and they are heavy as fuck. What great earth-shaking sounds they make, though!

    neil
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    Interesting. I hear no harshness, on my system....

    Interesting. I hear no harshness, on my system. The dynamics are between the heavy and quiet parts, by definition. When it's heavy and loud, I want it heavy and loud. And I think that Courtney is an...
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    Wow, sad news indeed. I am very grateful that it...

    Wow, sad news indeed. I am very grateful that it existed at all, and am quite thankful that I opted to attend in 2013. The Carmaux location, and the nearby town of Albi were both wonderful. Such a...
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    Well, gave the new double-album another solid...

    Well, gave the new double-album another solid listen on a long drive, the other day. Definitely a lot to dig into. I find the second disc the best, and there are a couple of killer tracks at the end...
  11. Plus, it comes with a postcard signed by Sid...

    Plus, it comes with a postcard signed by Sid Smith himself! I mean, if that isn't worth an upgrade...

    I never got the original, so I definitely want it.

    neil
  12. ^^That is the reality of life in Canada, these...

    ^^That is the reality of life in Canada, these days, sadly.

    neil
  13. Genesis-Atomic Sunrise Festival 1970 (new but short video clips)

    Man, if they could just get the whole performance of this unlocked. I mean, footage of Ant! Let's hope it can get sorted out.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAmqIhwkhog&feature=share

    neil
  14. Thread: Poil - Sus

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    ^^Maybe that's the approach that i need to take,...

    ^^Maybe that's the approach that i need to take, then. Ha.

    neil
  15. Thread: Prog Awards 2019

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    What if it is a mellotron sample played through...

    What if it is a mellotron sample played through an oboes fuzz pedal, with the whole thing sampled by a cello

    neil
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    Quite a list of guest stars on the album, from...

    Quite a list of guest stars on the album, from what I heard.

    neil
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    Um, Snarky Puppy and Vulfpeck, just to name two...

    Um, Snarky Puppy and Vulfpeck, just to name two off the top of my head. It is already very much back, and playing to decent sized venues.

    neil
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    Sticky: ^^Kavus, I have no idea what komishe is, but I'm...

    ^^Kavus, I have no idea what komishe is, but I'm going to check it out, for sure (pink in the corner pocket!).

    neil
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    Arrived Friday at about 8:20 and immediately...

    Arrived Friday at about 8:20 and immediately headed out to see the Devil's Staircase. Caught the end of Bruteus who did a nice version of YYZ. TDS is very mesmerising music filled with aggressive...
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    1333713337133371333713337 This happened! ...

    1333713337133371333713337

    This happened!

    neil
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    That's an interesting take. Not sure I agree...

    That's an interesting take. Not sure I agree Steve. The majority of UM fans, and fans of jam/prog style bands in general, are college age, and really like to dance and get their groove on, and I...
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    Lou has to go! Who else will I talk about monster...

    Lou has to go! Who else will I talk about monster movies with?!? As for you, Steve: I'm humbled that I may be playing a small part in your decision to visit the field of music one more time, but you...
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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
  25. 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
  34. 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
  47. 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...
  49. 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
  50. 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.
    ...
  52. ^^ 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...
  53. 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
  54. 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,...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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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