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    it sounds a bit like ASiA. and that’s not a bad...

    it sounds a bit like ASiA. and that’s not a bad thing.
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    had the chance to see him with the band in 2001....

    had the chance to see him with the band in 2001. rest in peace, gentle giant.
  3. the members of REM? although michael stipe has of...

    the members of REM? although michael stipe has of recent been more visible in the arts scene …
  4. Thread: Post Metal

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    appreciate your suggestions! big fan of BOSSK,...

    appreciate your suggestions!

    big fan of BOSSK, can’t wait to hear the new one, “migration”. these are stunners:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTt6uIZ9lWI

    ...
  5. my JAMBiNAi-story: saw them in a muddy field...

    my JAMBiNAi-story:

    saw them in a muddy field in england’s west country (ArcTanGent 2017) and ended up becoming entirely transfixed by the experience. post rock with monumental guitars and...
  6. Thread: Post Metal

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    Post Metal

    anyone else listening?

    i am currently getting a lot of mileage out of bands like

    BOSSK
    CASPIAN
    RUSSIAN CIRCLE
    CULT OF LUNA
    PELICAN
    NEUROSIS
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    it looks like one of those old tiffany lampshades...

    it looks like one of those old tiffany lampshades that i remember from my grandparents’. plus, it seems to be a bit jarring in combination with the surrounding roger dean art … of whom i currently...
  8. my sincere condolences and good wishes to you....

    my sincere condolences and good wishes to you. rest in prog.
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    grrrrr … one of those bands and albums that i...

    grrrrr … one of those bands and albums that i never seem to be able to get into; despite my predilection for post-prog/rock and wall-to-wall psychedelia. i even went to see them live (with KNIFEWORLD...
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    thread revived because the continuation the story...

    thread revived because the continuation the story has now been released. the follow-up is titled “percipio ergo sum” and features eleven new tracks. lend an ear. thanks!

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  11. Thread: Union 30 Live

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    emptyvee did a fair bit of reporting around the...

    emptyvee did a fair bit of reporting around the time of the union tour – especially this very useful “rockumentary” which passes well as a potted version of “yesyears” … with the added liberty of...
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    the “union 30" thread has just mentioned YES as...

    the “union 30" thread has just mentioned YES as (to quote profusion) “the eternal land of missed opportunities“ so this thread seems to be a logical consequence … i do have a few potential YES...
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    YES had bugs bunny flicks open for them in the...

    YES had bugs bunny flicks open for them in the 1980s.
  14. Thread: Union 30 Live

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    here’s my silver jubilee recollection, suitably...

    here’s my silver jubilee recollection, suitably revived for the 30th. i agree with every single one of your sentiments.
    ...
  15. good call … and technically appropriate because...

    good call … and technically appropriate because the band reformed in 2009 (counting as 2000s) and played some fantastic shows. i like “brilliant” and i do think that at least this one belongs to the...
  16. Thread: Union 30 Live

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    ^ love the still pic. is that rick or trevor...

    ^ love the still pic. is that rick or trevor doing the rabbit ear victory sign on steve?

    i paid a hefty sum of money for this 2CD in 1992. while i quickly dispensed of all other old CD boots of...
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    a sonic precursor to 90125. my vocal sweet spots...

    a sonic precursor to 90125. my vocal sweet spots of JA are his late 1960’s beatific and lancashire burr informed delivery and the keening new wave style that he developed with advancing middle age. i...
  18. that’s an interesting one, thanks for that! ...

    that’s an interesting one, thanks for that!

    funnily enough many bands that i discovered in the 1980s (during my teen & early adolescent years) i stuck with during the 1990s, which in places...
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    nail on the head, sir. the infamous KING’S X /...

    nail on the head, sir. the infamous KING’S X / AC/DC pairing is now 30 years ago … i saw the show in kiel (northern germany) and my opinion of AC/DC-fans afterwards plummeted to an all-time low and...
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    Explosions In The Sky Shellac ArcTanGent...

    Explosions In The Sky
    Shellac
    ArcTanGent (festival)
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    AR:horns

    AR:horns
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    1479114792

    1479114792
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    he is obviously spending more money on his dye...

    he is obviously spending more money on his dye than rudy giuliani …
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    any takers for the spaghetti top?

    any takers for the spaghetti top?
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    forza st. pauli :horns RiP GM.

    forza st. pauli :horns RiP GM.
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    bah, humbug … a waste of talent and electricity...

    bah, humbug … a waste of talent and electricity :)))

    PS: knife edge, three fates, lucky man (end bit)
  27. fair point. i retain enthusiasm for both...

    fair point. i retain enthusiasm for both YES//east and //west but i was onboard for all eras by “big generator” and ABWH. YES was a discovery for me by way of other (neo prog) bands that continually...
  28. i find it notable that two of the most adept YES...

    i find it notable that two of the most adept YES chroniclers in operation are people that got into YES by way of their second (and entirely different and unlikely) wave of success and then exploring...
  29. i’m in. physical copy please.

    i’m in. physical copy please.
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    what a stunning and, yes, sobering piece. ...

    what a stunning and, yes, sobering piece.

    please stay healthy, y’all.
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    #1 for me – a very special album with a unique...

    #1 for me – a very special album with a unique and unrepeatable atmosphere. #2 is definitely strong, but almost proto-ASiA in places.
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    ^^^^^ fantastic stuff.

    ^^^^^ fantastic stuff.
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    David Bowie’s closing set at Roskilde, 1996...

    David Bowie’s closing set at Roskilde, 1996 (“Outside” era). I was completely obliterated. That’s festivals for you …

    Thankfully I had a second chance the following year when he toured...
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    she was part of this year’s live line-up of SWANS...

    she was part of this year’s live line-up of SWANS … i would have caught her/them at ArcTanGent in the UK, alas …
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    Nice idea! My 1993: Nazareth & Uriah Heep •...

    Nice idea! My 1993:

    Nazareth & Uriah Heep • Duran Duran (unplugged) • Fish (support: Rubicon & Rick Wakeman w./ Adam) • Van Halen (support: Little Angels) • Dream Theater (first ever German...
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    “be gone you ever piercing power-play machine …”...

    “be gone you ever piercing power-play machine …”

    love this!
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    Be in possession of both words and they will...

    Be in possession of both words and they will forever belong to your most precious Habseligkeiten.
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    “ok, i’m steve howe!”

    “ok, i’m steve howe!”
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    yes, it’s all very much from within the post rock...

    yes, it’s all very much from within the post rock & metal / shoegaze / math realm which has all but superseded prog in my listening choices to an extent now. will check out yours as well.
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    “Weltschmerz” is one of my favourite German words.

    “Weltschmerz” is one of my favourite German words.
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    Cammie Gilbert (of OCEANS OF SLUMBER) ...

    Cammie Gilbert (of OCEANS OF SLUMBER)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR5x8NNHy4o

    Anna von Hauswolff


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nre0hcDz5TI
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    Emma Ruth Rundle ...

    Emma Ruth Rundle


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xxo2Ad_9cY

    Eva Spence (of ROLO TOMASSi)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ44iwotH80
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    VH explained in a nutshell. RiP EvH … you never...

    VH explained in a nutshell. RiP EvH … you never been anything less than entertaining and gobsmacking.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxRm9X4WNUY
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    GD is sporting his buggles goggles :up :O

    GD is sporting his buggles goggles :up :O
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    it’s all about navel gazing here …

    it’s all about navel gazing here …
  47. Thread: RIP Tim Smith

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    [QUOTE=Tangento;988492] Can you post a direct...

    [QUOTE=Tangento;988492]

    Can you post a direct URL to this? I'd love to add it to my Twitter thread, which is here:

    [CENTER]
    ::Tim Smith Twitter Tribute::

    here you go … try this:...
  48. Thread: RIP Tim Smith

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    my obit on my fb page. sadly to be expected but...

    my obit on my fb page. sadly to be expected but heartbreaking nonetheless:

    Tim Smith has died. Twelve years after suffering a multiple stroke and (ironically) cardiac arrest (and being severely...
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    :rofl

    :rofl
  50. 1993: fish versus a rick wakeman solo show in...

    1993: fish versus a rick wakeman solo show in hamburg. decided on the former – eventually got both because the latter (who hardly sold any tickets) was roped in as a fast track support act for the...
  51. cue: numerous new “PC ruined G” puns … and make...

    cue: numerous new “PC ruined G” puns … and make of the PC acronym what you will ;)
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    a concise summary and an admittedly new approach...

    a concise summary and an admittedly new approach to me that makes complete sense … i had still been held hostage by the quartet theory which was conditioned by their erstwhile release pattern of live...
  53. Thread: Rupert Hine RIP

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    a loyal companion of my early listening choices....

    a loyal companion of my early listening choices. i first came across his name as producer for SAGA and was delighted to be reacquainted when he produced RUSH’s reinvention efforts after their...
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    let’s revive this thread on the sad occasion of...

    let’s revive this thread on the sad occasion of steve priest’s passing. RiP blockbuster.
  55. Thread: Russian Circles

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    fantastic band. blew me away at ArcTanGent twice.

    fantastic band. blew me away at ArcTanGent twice.
  56. no idea, but if you watch the “YesYears”...

    no idea, but if you watch the “YesYears” documentary from the “union” era, the entire segment is basically lifted from there and depicts the band playing this during soundcheck (just before jon...
  57. look mom, no “roundabout”, no “owner”!

    look mom, no “roundabout”, no “owner”!
  58. One Man YES – Antoine Baril has nailed it again!

    this is beyond amazing. really, it takes anyone other than YES themselves to reignite my appreciation of YES’ body of work.

    among all of those things that are unevenly and unfairly distributed...
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    lebewohl, mensch-maschine.

    lebewohl, mensch-maschine.
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