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    ^ Vendeltid, Andetag and Sola. If you enjoy the...

    ^ Vendeltid, Andetag and Sola. If you enjoy the Von Zamla releases, these are a must.

    Frith namechecked Hollmer one of the "[…] few genuinely genius" musicians he himself had met/known. I for one...
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    ^ Big fan of that one here. GREAT (mostly...

    ^ Big fan of that one here. GREAT (mostly all-free) improvisations on the Nybegynnare, some truly memorable melodies on Schlagern. Remember, the latter was intended as an exploration into realms of...
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    Vinyls are here to stay, CDs weren't. And...

    Vinyls are here to stay, CDs weren't.

    And rock'n'roll will never die, 'cause it's such a big thing with the kids nowadays. They're buying it like crazy. Prog is really big too, especially among...
  4. His and everyone else's. :ipa

    His and everyone else's. :ipa
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    ^ Difficult question. There are numerous local...

    ^ Difficult question. There are numerous local microbreweries in operation in Oslo alone, the other major cities have them as well. Right now I have a thing for sour lager, various brands popping up...
  6. If they were to take away my Zappas and allow me...

    If they were to take away my Zappas and allow me only one for keeps, I'd take Meat. It doesn't contain my fave standalone works by him or anything, but the totality of that package (and I've got a...
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    ^ Man, I'll even grope a freezing nipple...

    ^ Man, I'll even grope a freezing nipple underneath that green shirt of blondie there. I always do that, and they always have blonde hair and green shirts, each and every one of 'em. I only get a...
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    Together with Trout Mask and SM's Volume Two a...

    Together with Trout Mask and SM's Volume Two a template for much early RIO, indeed. If you add MacBeth by the Third Ear Band then you're almost at home. Still, all the original Rock-In-Opposition...
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    Taking the nighttrain to Bergen at 23:25 P.M....

    Taking the nighttrain to Bergen at 23:25 P.M. this evening. Funeral for a friend's dad there tomorrow. But when that poor guy's in the ground I'm gonna scoot downtown and to the Nygårdsgaten for a...
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    As the massive overall support for this thread...

    As the massive overall support for this thread attests, Kedama are getting all the more immensely well-known and popular as each second passes. Prog lives so much'n'stuff.

    Btw, there's a new King...
  11. Huh? Whatever happened? LOVE his playing on...

    Huh? Whatever happened?

    LOVE his playing on Focus.
  12. ^ I believe Freiberg has been quite ill for some...

    ^ I believe Freiberg has been quite ill for some time. Although he's far less prominently featured here than on Tollbooth a.o., Blows was always my fave of these 'Airplane family' outings. There's...
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    ^I'd say they - most people namechecking...

    ^I'd say they - most people namechecking themselves as (purported) "prog fans" - are about as wholeheartedly disinterested in the discovery of artists unknown to them, as the general population are...
  14. Sticky: ^ The thickly distorted, somewhat unnerved or...

    ^ The thickly distorted, somewhat unnerved or uneasy guitar takes melodic, upbeat lead already throughout the opening track of The Uncertainty Principle, a direct reference to Miller's trajectories...
  15. Sticky: Strange. I hear Miller'ish guitars, Health'y...

    Strange. I hear Miller'ish guitars, Health'y harmonics and dynamics, some Gowen'er keys and Pyle'ian drummer-racket - but I hear very little Cim Klingson.
  16. Sticky: It's a bit uneven (IMO), but what's good here is...

    It's a bit uneven (IMO), but what's good here is REALLY great! It was unusual and highly unexpected for a younger band to do this kind of thing back in the second half of the 90s, tailing the (uhm…)...
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    Argh. He was "elderly", though. Both of those...

    Argh. He was "elderly", though.

    Both of those first two Sfinx albums are worth hearing once in a while, Zalmoxe standing out as one of the typically original takes on 'symphonic' rock from the...
  18. OMG, haven't you heard Pain of Salvation? And you...

    OMG, haven't you heard Pain of Salvation? And you call yourself a progressive rock fan? :O
  19. Yes.

    Yes.
  20. It's been mentioned, alright. I personally think,...

    It's been mentioned, alright. I personally think, and I know for a fact that folks like Steve F. support me in this, that Absolutely Free was the very first actual progressive rock album. Pet Sounds...
  21. ^ You're such a goddarn avant-weenie, Ian.

    ^ You're such a goddarn avant-weenie, Ian.
  22. ^Yes, Sus is an absolute masterwork. And even the...

    ^Yes, Sus is an absolute masterwork. And even the portions of intensity are sorta "sectioned" so that you get to digest the structure properly.
  23. I used to know a guy who claimed to have made out...

    I used to know a guy who claimed to have made out with Norum's (apparent) sister, although I could never find out whether Norum actually had a sister or not. Anyway, the guy insisted about the...
  24. Back in the 90s I had a friend who was an active...

    Back in the 90s I had a friend who was an active part of the ongoing, infamous black-metal scene in Bergen. He said that he'd strived to create scary music for as long as he could remember, but...
  25. ^ Ok. Is John Norum still in the band?

    ^ Ok.

    Is John Norum still in the band?
  26. I can see that. If anything, there's simply so...

    I can see that. If anything, there's simply so much sound on their releases that it gets to be almost impossible to sit through entire runs. I don't think I ever managed to listen to the whole of...
  27. Europe are really good.

    Europe are really good.
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    Listening to Saturnal right now, and it's even...

    Listening to Saturnal right now, and it's even better than I recalled. A totally convincing meeting of the hyperstructured and the abstract. They succeed in breaking away from the pitfall of any "RIO...
  29. ^ While "Dinah-Moe Humm" is certainly a foolish...

    ^ While "Dinah-Moe Humm" is certainly a foolish Zappa track, I find "Camarillo Brillo" one of the truly great Zappa opening-tunes. You basically get the whole album delivered right there, flaws and...
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    ^ Thx so much for this, Aymeric! The thing...

    ^ Thx so much for this, Aymeric!

    The thing about Tim H., I sincerely think, is that he continuously argues from the viewpoint of a trained musician and/or composer/improvisor. I remember a similar...
  31. Second and last paragraphs - true. First one -...

    Second and last paragraphs - true. First one - I'm not so sure. It's certainly one of his "easier" records and definitely a point beyond Overnite and Apost where he went out of his way to create a...
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    ^ "Amygdala" was a revelation of a tune when I...

    ^ "Amygdala" was a revelation of a tune when I first heard it back in '93. I was 22 1/2 and was basically convinced that I'd heard it all. But this piece took the intricacies, sophistication and...
  33. Side 2 ain't that bad. Zappa attemptively...

    Side 2 ain't that bad. Zappa attemptively reinvented the band as a mock-hard rock comic troupe and it didn't exactly work, but "Magdalena" into "Dog Breath" is one of the great, great Zappa...
  34. I just bought One size Fits All again on vinyl -...

    I just bought One size Fits All again on vinyl - ultimo four hours ago - when I found a used copy of a late 70s UK issue for 18£. I haven't owned this one since I moved from Bergen in 2002 and my...
  35. BTW, the guy in question has removed the rating...

    BTW, the guy in question has removed the rating from his review. I'd say it's certainly fair to not come to terms with an artwork and question points of its intended appeal. And further more it's...
  36. Me neither. What I react to is some reviewers'...

    Me neither. What I react to is some reviewers' tendency to troll out one's ignorance as part of a demonstrative gesture; "So this is that 'avant' thing you keep talking about? Not for me, 'cause I...
  37. The Grand Wazoo is arguably his very finest...

    The Grand Wazoo is arguably his very finest jazz-oriented release, although I'm extremely partial to the first two minutes of "Big Swifty" and the title track from Waka Jawaka.

    I was in a band...
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    ^ There'll probably even be fistfighting and...

    ^ There'll probably even be fistfighting and vomiting in that one.
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    Only Leg End and the earlier recordings, IMO. By...

    Only Leg End and the earlier recordings, IMO. By the time of "Ruins" (from Unrest) they had no parallel or 'genre' to adhere to. And even the debut breaks away in spades, although there's the odd...
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    Sticking to the two albums I still enjoy;...

    Sticking to the two albums I still enjoy; Permanent Waves and (parts of) A Farewell to Kings.

    I'll be spinning both again over hooch this weekend.
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    He was utterly versatile and played several...

    He was utterly versatile and played several styles of progressive, with Decibel being the most impressive and their Contranatura one of the greatest Mexican albums of 'our' ilk. He was also in...
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    HotH for me. If you remove the silly reggae pun,...

    HotH for me. If you remove the silly reggae pun, that's an almost flawless piece of highly original 70s rock'n'roll.

    I still like significant parts of this debut, even the length of "How Many More...
  43. ^ The only overtly weak track on their second...

    ^ The only overtly weak track on their second album was "Blue Jack of Diamonds". The rest of that release - the first one ever recorded with all musicians and the studio crew (not the session...
  44. On first hearing this album many years back, I...

    On first hearing this album many years back, I was quite surprised at their ability to reproduce some of those rather advanced arrangements from their second album, missing the string-quartet and...
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    ^ The Wicker Man was the very first 'folk-horror'...

    ^ The Wicker Man was the very first 'folk-horror' film, and while I never found it very scary or anything it's still an absolute classic period piece and a highly rewarding watch even today, the...
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    ^ I'm not so sure. But I would never come to...

    ^ I'm not so sure. But I would never come to expect for Aster's approach to necessarily have an appeal beyond the immediacy of emotional "effect". Both of his films so far are indeed affairs of 'non...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1Gq5J5qkpQ ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1Gq5J5qkpQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i5-yr_enSM

    Only the first one is Swedish, tho'.

    Midsommar is very good, but also pretty misunderstood - IMHO. We...
  48. Aren't and don't they always. :doh

    Aren't and don't they always. :doh
  49. The stylist was female?! Look, bro' - you found...

    The stylist was female?! Look, bro' - you found your dreamlady right there! Did she take her whisky away her when she left?
  50. I believe this is the first time I've seen a...

    I believe this is the first time I've seen a bachelor's den with both a flashy guitar and a Marcoeur wallpaper.

    Oughta learn from this.
  51. ^ And it's only a matter of time before they find...

    ^ And it's only a matter of time before they find out.

    Just like Downes and Sherwood did. They found out about the reason why they aren't allowed to redevelop and blossom anew.
  52. Perhaps it could have been. And certainly should...

    Perhaps it could have been. And certainly should have.

    Perhaps it would have been an "interesting read" if the article brought forth a single momentum of argument which wasn't long since flogged...
  53. "Holiday In Berlin - Full Blown". For the record,...

    "Holiday In Berlin - Full Blown". For the record, I don't hate or even skip the drybread sandwich-ends, I'd just rather have two of his regular pop tunes (as on Freak Out) than his doowops.

    I...
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    So sorry to hear it. One of the greats for...

    So sorry to hear it.

    One of the greats for sure.
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    Check out the more obscure US 70s band named...

    Check out the more obscure US 70s band named Leviathan for that! Their sole record from '74 almost sounds like a continuation on the formula that Angel (ironically) would do on their debut; harsh...
  56. Hey, I'm Donald Grump himself! :yell

    Hey, I'm Donald Grump himself! :yell
  57. If you skip the doowop-sandwich of the opening...

    If you skip the doowop-sandwich of the opening and ending tunes here, this is my single fave Zappa album. This plus the "Village of the Sun/Wash That Thing" side on Roxy and, arguably, side 2 of...
  58. It's 1973 now. Time and history rapidly reversed...

    It's 1973 now. Time and history rapidly reversed yet we stayed older and kept grumping about it.

    The two Norwegian acts are both quite good; 35 Tapes are quintessential 'retro-prog' and fairly...
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    That debut is about as freaky as US 70s...

    That debut is about as freaky as US 70s symph/hard rock ever got. The chorus in that opening track ("The Tower", is it?) says it all with the 'locked-in' sound of DiMino's voice. I still play this...
  60. All of this is very obviously true, so I'll try...

    All of this is very obviously true, so I'll try to rephrase my point. Italy, during the 70s that is, certainly experienced a "progressive rock boom" with both "proper" progressive acts (P.F.M., Le...
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