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  1. Says the guy with the 'nazicommunist' tantrum....

    Says the guy with the 'nazicommunist' tantrum. Oh, the absolutely brilliant irony of it all.
  2. Sticky: ^ There's a rather obvious and almost grotesque...

    ^ There's a rather obvious and almost grotesque contrast between the vocal antics of the singer and those outbursts of farty Rhodes-escapades in, say, a song like "Wounded". It becomes a telling...
  3. Sticky: There are some nice melodic ideas and...

    There are some nice melodic ideas and .dispositions and a few interesting arrangements at play here, but those horrible vocals and the bizarre tendency to tie the whole deal down to "large arena...
  4. Witty presentation of one badass, great tune. ...

    Witty presentation of one badass, great tune.

    My fave Yes record.
  5. ^ Traitors to the true Prog!

    ^ Traitors to the true Prog!
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    ^ I've got Bull and I have to say that while it's...

    ^ I've got Bull and I have to say that while it's interesting and even amusing in places, it doesn't really scratch my itch. Neither as dark and full of force as UZero, as absurdist as Julverne or...
  7. Here's a footnote to that; Paal Waaktar and Magne...

    Here's a footnote to that; Paal Waaktar and Magne Furuholmen's band Bridges, two years before forming A-Ha with that third dude whose name escapes me (hee-hee!).


    ...
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    Mamma Non Piangere No. 3, from 2017 and on the...

    Mamma Non Piangere No. 3, from 2017 and on the last batch of AltrOck releases. I never heard their second album, but the first one (from '77 I believe) is good and this one even better. I'm not in...
  9. ^ We're never what we urge to be, Masco. ...

    ^

    We're never what we urge to be, Masco.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgp9MPLEAqA
  10. I'm not altogether sure that's what I actually...

    I'm not altogether sure that's what I actually suggested, and I won't be discussing this any further - but yes. Yes, you are correct. I'm a certified nazicommunist.
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    ^ Luckily those damn 'film excerpts' aren't to be...

    ^ Luckily those damn 'film excerpts' aren't to be found anywhere near the double Reprise vinyl. And neither are cuts'n'slots'n'gaps between the "tunes", so it all plays like an almost seamless...
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    They also formed a temporary band with Hugh...

    They also formed a temporary band with Hugh Hopper named Hughscore; if you enjoyed Supermarket you're likely to worship at the altar of Hughscore's Delta Flora, which was released by Cuneiform in...
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    And colossally influential.

    And colossally influential.
  14. Hey, I've heard almost half of those - and many...

    Hey, I've heard almost half of those - and many are good. Not always great, but somewhat solid.



    With Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson emerged as one of the most creative forces in progressive...
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wceq6SOmSMU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wceq6SOmSMU
  16. Sticky: I still am. Both active and listening to the...

    I still am.

    Both active and listening to the Monkees.
  17. 'Names/identities involved' matter - Music itself...

    'Names/identities involved' matter - Music itself obviously doesn't to anywhere near the same extent.

    Merely the fact that a title like this can draw attention with participants, whereas actually...
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    It makes absolute perfect and obvious sense. Don...

    It makes absolute perfect and obvious sense. Don Van Vliet staged his artistis personae fundamentally with that work. It's a genuine expression of creative authenticity which would allow his...
  19. Yeah. But it's still possible to wear an old hat...

    Yeah. But it's still possible to wear an old hat as a scarf when there's a hole in it. And if it's burning, well then Arthur Brown can wear it. He's old too.

    Asia were never a progressive rock...
  20. Hardly. Meaning I don't think it'll be 'crowned'...

    Hardly. Meaning I don't think it'll be 'crowned' as such, and neither should it.



    Pop music could be harmonically and dynamically highly advanced - like selected songs by Humperdinck, the Beach...
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    ^ While it's not my absolute fave from '69 (that...

    ^ While it's not my absolute fave from '69 (that would be Softs or Uncle Meat), Trout is arguably the most singular rock album of all time. Musically speaking I probably prefer Decals, but Trout was...
  22. It's not a song. Not even a piece… Or a...

    It's not a song. Not even a piece… Or a stinkpiece.

    It's a work.
  23. Sticky: At least now that Geneyesia have been mentioned...

    At least now that Geneyesia have been mentioned hopes are high that even a thread on this transsexpress thing might endure a day or two.
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    Yes. No bottle yet, I'm afraid - only coffee at...

    Yes. No bottle yet, I'm afraid - only coffee at work. But you're right; F.W. Fromy is the one with the new gorgeous single mum with money. But he was already a teenybopper idol, I think you can hear...
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    All Wail CDs are actually sold out from Wayside,...

    All Wail CDs are actually sold out from Wayside, which obviously means that they generally sell like hotcakes and that F. Thollot has married a gorgeous single mum with lotsa money and now should...
  26. Sticky: This album is almost as popular and well-known in...

    This album is almost as popular and well-known in "prog circles" as Parzival's Legend. And let's face it; those prog circles are huge, Hugues.

    I wonder how many replies there'd be if someone who...
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    ^ Conventum and Errobi would most definitely...

    ^ Conventum and Errobi would most definitely feature on my top-10 from '79. Amitsaren Bidea is one of the most beautiful albums I know.
  28. Yes, but I was under the impression that the...

    Yes, but I was under the impression that the Eclectique release also featured some live recordings from later on. I'm probably confusing it since I remember getting the Sheffield recording at the...
  29. Sticky: Right on. At its best, you can surely hear that...

    Right on. At its best, you can surely hear that parallel to AeM's Valzer or indeed to Salis' Dopo il Buio la Luce (which of course came later). But unlike with these, I'm not hearing too much...
  30. Sticky: I've got this one and I've heard the third but...

    I've got this one and I've heard the third but never the second one. I quite like Priglacit, which often passes for the best 'non-zeuhl' French progressive fusion album. Better than Spheroe or that...
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    Well, this is a funny game. And I'll play. 1)...

    Well, this is a funny game. And I'll play.

    1) Soft Machine - Volume Two (Changed my complete outlook on the possibilities of "rock")
    2) Zappa/Mothers - Uncle Meat (Expanded my outlook on the...
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    No. Late '79. Re: T. Kitchen. I've only...

    No. Late '79.

    Re: T. Kitchen. I've only listened very slightly to this latest one, but their previous three were all solid mergers of Canterburian lite fusion and folky "symph" rock. Clockwork...
  33. The Sheffield was issued separately on CD...

    The Sheffield was issued separately on CD sometime during the 90s, wasn't it? And I believe at least parts of the Bataclan was on the Camembert Eclectique release?

    Those original 20 minutes on the...
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    I've already got the new Kitchen, but I haven't...

    I've already got the new Kitchen, but I haven't got around to it just yet. So let's wait and see.

    As for the Trojka, there's this one word: lyrics - they're from the exact district of my own...
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    It wasn't the end of anything. "Progressive"...

    It wasn't the end of anything. "Progressive" developments in rock music by then had become far too challenging and demanding for a general public, while the "bigs/dinos" had resorted to mediocre...
  36. From what I recall, Etienne Conod was asked...

    From what I recall, Etienne Conod was asked specifically to give Ceux a different makeover than the first two, largely acoustically-based UZ albums. While I'd agree that the original ReR vinyl is...
  37. Er, you're actually in the audience when they're...

    Er, you're actually in the audience when they're doing "Elizabeth Reed"?!
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    Perhaps he merely pointed to the fact that the...

    Perhaps he merely pointed to the fact that the year isn't over just yet.
  39. Because seemingly this is who and what they are;...

    Because seemingly this is who and what they are; Plain vanity, utterly devoid of artistic self-insight by any definition normally available.

    And unfortunately this to some extent features some...
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    I just found three copies of the book at Tronsmo,...

    I just found three copies of the book at Tronsmo, the downtown Oslo shop made somewhat famous by Allen Ginsberg's statement that it's "[…] the greatest bookstore in the world". According to one of...
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    How on Earth could I forget the rapid "Ibelin?...

    How on Earth could I forget the rapid "Ibelin? Gobelin! Ibelin? SCHLAUSZ!!" frenzy?

    Priceless. And no time or room for meeting up at the magmatic, that's for sure. They played for 90 mins. but it...
  42. ^ My original on Polydor is also very good.

    ^ My original on Polydor is also very good.
  43. The original vinyls are really good too.

    The original vinyls are really good too.
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    ^ Among other things a shortened-down "Theusz",...

    ^ Among other things a shortened-down "Theusz", some of (I believe?) "Felicité", some "M.D.K." and a rather smoking "Kobaďa" rendition as encore.
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    They downrate it not because of specifics as...

    They downrate it not because of specifics as concern the contents, but due to the contents themselves - which they can't relate to. Plus, it was an attempt to put down my post (i.e. me) without...
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    Wow, someone actually just went in solely to...

    Wow, someone actually just went in solely to downrate this thread due to my post an hour back. That's obviously very interesting, and it really makes me wonder.

    Deeply and with commitment.
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    It was astounding. I'm no longer much of a...

    It was astounding.

    I'm no longer much of a traveler, mostly due to my serious insomnia issues which become an extra challenge on the road, and social events + drink often worsen it. I came off my...
  48. I actually think this was their defining studio...

    I actually think this was their defining studio album. Peach and B&S may be a tad more varied and refined, but there's nothing like the smokey haze-vibe of "Dreams" or the complete onslaught of...
  49. First, I was sadly mistaken about Central Market...

    First, I was sadly mistaken about Central Market being his debut solo release; I believe it was his third one. And I don't think it sounds very much like Battles at all; less groovy, perhaps a bit...
  50. I liked the first two EPs, I loved Mirrored but...

    I liked the first two EPs, I loved Mirrored but didn't particularly care for the followup. I preferred Tyondai Braxton's debut solo release.

    Wonderful to hear that Jon is on, though. Everything...
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    I'm in Bergen for a 50-years' birthday today, but...

    I'm in Bergen for a 50-years' birthday today, but I'm returning to Oslo for Magma at Cosmopolite tomorrow.

    Haven't seen them in Norway since they did (the considerably larger) Sentrum scene (with...
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    Insight: they're 75% improvisation, but the...

    Insight: they're 75% improvisation, but the composed stuff is sometimes so rapid, dense and knotty that it all comes down to a total package. Granted I haven't seen them, but I know a couple of folks...
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    And there's that new Yes album out now. :ipa

    And there's that new Yes album out now. :ipa
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    With Spoonman and the inimitable Simon Steensland...

    With Spoonman and the inimitable Simon Steensland (playing theremin) - or the other way around:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w4J6-o4sis

    The part here from 4:34 and on, with ace alto-sax...
  55. The first two tracks of this album makes for one...

    The first two tracks of this album makes for one of the best openings of any Hammill-involved release. I couldn't believe it when I heard it, but on these two songs he sounds as if he's totally back...
  56. But I think Le Grand Sbam is the name of the...

    But I think Le Grand Sbam is the name of the actual band, am I correct? I saw their release over at Steve F.'s.

    Zum gudd stuph.
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    Sticky: ^ I never considered Parzival a part of the...

    ^ I never considered Parzival a part of the "acid-folk" conundrum; they were more conceptual and theatrical to my ears than Carol of Harvest, Kalacakra, Bröselmaschine and the lot.
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    Sticky: I like this one, despite the sometimes obvious or...

    I like this one, despite the sometimes obvious or even overt anachronism at play.

    Perhaps not as refined as some of the French bands doing similar things with their medieval music heritage...
  59. I followed my kid to school this morning, and on...

    I followed my kid to school this morning, and on the way we passed one of the grand posters of the event - a completely straight black affair with sparse script in elementary pale fonts. I pointed to...
  60. He's performing the whole thing on the main stage...

    He's performing the whole thing on the main stage at the opera here in Oslo on November 10. The opera! 13475

    Hell, not even Steve Wislon or Yes would get to perform there.
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