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  1. I like Until They Feel the Sun. It's...

    I like Until They Feel the Sun.

    It's self-consciously and successfully "retro" in a manner of keeping with other recent (1995-2020) terms of interpreting a set style. Probably a flop or two below...
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    ^ I sincerely need to hear that. And I can...

    ^ I sincerely need to hear that. And I can absolutely imagine or visualize a Glass take on adolescent efforts such as those Soft documents, if you're referring to the Rock Generation Vol. 7 stuff...
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    Those years (2003-2009) were, in retrospect...

    Those years (2003-2009) were, in retrospect (always that!), some of the best in my life and - to me - in music as well. I came out from my first divorce and spent summers and spare weekends on my...
  4. Some of you presumably know Kings of Convenience?...

    Some of you presumably know Kings of Convenience? Pseudo-wannabe Belle&Sebastian/SimonGarf/Drake duo from Bergen/Norway with a career peak around 2005? Lots of fun to tell in time, but this is the...
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    ^ One could do faint to start but dwell into the...

    ^ One could do faint to start but dwell into the discography of a band like Dirty Projectors.

    You notice how he's proud of his stint with DP and duly somehow laments the limited duration of it in...
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    Looker: "Especially the French - the French loved...

    Looker: "Especially the French - the French loved this stuff!" :D

    I simply can't stop listening and grinning to that exact phrase from the the Brief History. Well, OF COURSE the French loved it!...
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    What's quite exhilarating is that Looker has...

    What's quite exhilarating is that Looker has allowed for the 'progressive' tag to remain on the Wiki entry's factbox for Extra Life. Presumably he has cooled off a bit on the malign (?) nature of its...
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    ^ Further report, alas unnecessary but to pin the...

    ^ Further report, alas unnecessary but to pin the context. I broke off ties with the guy in 2008 after he came to see me in my new worktown of Kristiansand and instantly came on to my girlfriend...
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    ^ Wow, that's an excellent presentation! :beer

    ^ Wow, that's an excellent presentation! :beer
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    Apparently as youngsters they even knew and spoke...

    Apparently as youngsters they even knew and spoke quite frequently as relatives, seeing how both family branches were "auteurs" and consequently with intellectual/academic as well as artistic credit...
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    ^ Stop it! There's serious settlement and...

    ^ Stop it!

    There's serious settlement and defiant treason, but not dissent without terra firma confirmation of firsthand truth. I simply don't believe that you're actually from Persia, but then...
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    Norwegian act Dødsverk from the late 90s, largely...

    Norwegian act Dødsverk from the late 90s, largely ignored at the time precisely for its sense of anti-genre attitude/solvitude. Fabulous live-band, though. Their second album, Fun for All the Family...
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    I sincerely concur. They even went to measures of...

    I sincerely concur. They even went to measures of actually removing most of Geoff Leigh's saxinput altogether, an ingredient to the fore of impressions on the original album. Further on the balancing...
  14. ^ Okeydokey.

    ^ Okeydokey.
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    It means they're coming, Steve. Not only in the...

    It means they're coming, Steve. Not only in the yard or up the stairs but eventually/actually into skull and out the ears to blowup nose with flowup hose.



    No, my point was rather that there...
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    Pretty interesting that any regular postings of...

    Pretty interesting that any regular postings of HC tracks on YT all appear to have suspended the commentariat. Contempt for the band, their artistic and musical achievements and representation,...
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    For a guy who's been rumoured dead a few times,...

    For a guy who's been rumoured dead a few times, yes - surely neat.

    While his work with Beefheart was certainly a major race of fantastic guitarism, groundbreaking in both applied technique and...
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    :up

    :up
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    I recall them being toted here in Norway as the...

    I recall them being toted here in Norway as the "trippier little brother of Dexy's".

    They're ok. But as with a few other relatively established domains of attemptive "neo-psych" from the late...
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    Historically speaking, the "e-bloc" censorship...

    Historically speaking, the "e-bloc" censorship practices of these two countries were literally incomparable. Romania was an extreme autocracy and attemptive Stalinist dictatorship pinning all...
  21. It's good, but to my ears not the hardline...

    It's good, but to my ears not the hardline masterwork it was sometimes made out to be thoughout the years of scarcity among collectors etc. If you want to hear a truly great Norwegian act on the...
  22. This is at least partly to the edge (if not the...

    This is at least partly to the edge (if not the core) of truth. The "kid's records" seemingly constitute a set of formal leverage in that the conceptual attribution of faccets in appeal, tradition,...
  23. Moe, I'm absolutely convinced that this is some...

    Moe, I'm absolutely convinced that this is some sort of conspiracy theory.

    Younger folks in the West today - meaning most under 35-40 - seem to prefer not being reminded that the past was there at...
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    ^ That Survolaj is quite good. Heavy, acid-laced...

    ^ That Survolaj is quite good. Heavy, acid-laced guitar-rock conjuring images of further early-90s neo-psychedelic groups like Outskirts of Infinity, Sun Dial, Bevis Frond and Fantasyy Factoryy but...
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    True. There were a number of patchy Man releases,...

    True. There were a number of patchy Man releases, although I'd say it's often down to sheer variation on basic style highlighted from song to song.

    Welsh Connection is rather underrated in their...
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    True, and well pointed. As long as the music...

    True, and well pointed.

    As long as the music remains available at all, there's little to complain about.
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    I would like to recommend the following. ...

    I would like to recommend the following.

    Phoenix. All three LPs from the original era but Cantofabule especially. Their esoteric merger of progressive hard rock with various folk tones from the...
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    I'd like to recommend this thread.

    I'd like to recommend this thread.
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    That thing was the greatest track they ever did,...

    That thing was the greatest track they ever did, IMHO. Sombre and melancholic but oh so powerfully dynamic in variations on those serious moods.
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    For my part, primal adherence to physical format...

    For my part, primal adherence to physical format was never a case of principle. And definitely not as far as any judgement of the music itself is concerned.

    Rather it's a matter of personal...
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    I remember and still like it, although it's been...

    I remember and still like it, although it's been three lengthy decades! They were partly protégés of Djam Karet, IIRC - or at least encouraged by them. There was a time when instrumental, "hard...
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    ^ There are a couple of sure duds on Indian...

    ^ There are a couple of sure duds on Indian Summer (like the title track and that dodgy tune about a boat), but the rewarding bit of it succeeds in setting new standards for them. They were already...
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    ^ Oh, most definitely. I can give or take their...

    ^ Oh, most definitely. I can give or take their first two albums, both of which I own but hardly ever spin anymore, yet not getting De Republica was one hell of a mistake. It's where their newfound...
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    ^ Precisely! :ipa

    ^ Precisely! :ipa
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    :up As many as possible ought to own and hear...

    :up

    As many as possible ought to own and hear them.
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    Sad to hear it. I wonder if NT will continue...

    Sad to hear it.

    I wonder if NT will continue without him. I can still go with UT, Searching For a Land (studio part), Tempi Dispari and the Atomic System album.

    For those unaware, Aldo De...
  37. This was in regard to post #75 by Vic2012.

    This was in regard to post #75 by Vic2012.
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    Thankfully so. But then again it'll always depend...

    Thankfully so. But then again it'll always depend upon the ones who keep them available, and I'm not too optimistic about the prospect of fine lines to reassessment of value when there's no longer...
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    According to rumour, someone here in Norway...

    According to rumour, someone here in Norway already made a pass on the band to see for possibilities of vinyl reissues. And from what I heard, this was a long time ago now. No avail in either case. ...
  40. ^ True. Cream in particular were as defining to...

    ^ True. Cream in particular were as defining to UK variations on "jam-rock" as Butterfield/The Dead/QMS/Santana/Allmans were in the US.



    I'd say Hawkwind.

    Decidedly so, although they're...
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    This was the first Rush album I got, back when I...

    This was the first Rush album I got, back when I was 16 and only just beginning to unwrap the conundrums of "prog-rock" as style, discourse and terminology. I'd started with the usuals (Floyd,Yes,...
  42. Spinning this album in a double sitting now, and...

    Spinning this album in a double sitting now, and actively listening in juxtaposition with earlier records of theirs, I've actually come to the conclusion that this might be their very finest offer....
  43. I kinda liked the early-to-late 90s "new wave" of...

    I kinda liked the early-to-late 90s "new wave" of fairly aggressive, rhythm-focused space-rock which basically came from all over the place and essentially had a merger of psychedelic trance,...
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    I personally think it's the best thing I've heard...

    I personally think it's the best thing I've heard from him since Six Litanies For Heliogabalus (with the Moonchild Trio) some 15 years back, and that was obviously a very different thing altogether....
  45. Yes and no. Gustav Ejstes certainly employs...

    Yes and no. Gustav Ejstes certainly employs sonorities, instrumentation, orchestration/voicing, aura and lyrical imagery alluding to 1968-75 (and Swedish "progg" [yup, two g's!...
  46. The funny thing is that I actually -loved-...

    The funny thing is that I actually -loved- Grayfolded 25 years ago when I was still a major fan of the Dead, whereas I couldn't find the time for it at all when I tried to listen anew a few years...
  47. I remember my sister got me The Gist of Gemini...

    I remember my sister got me The Gist of Gemini for my 12th birthday. I'd never heard of him, but then again I'd never heard of Ian Dury & the Blockheads (whose Laughter she gave me the year...
  48. A really cool asset with the band, as I see it,...

    A really cool asset with the band, as I see it, is the fact that they consistently present themselves as "progressive jazz-rock" - on Facebook, Karisma's page and most other assortions of promotion....
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    ^ Aha, there you go! I remember that night...

    ^ Aha, there you go!

    I remember that night very well, as I attended the concert with a childhood friend of mine who was also a close part of my university days and shared my penchant for...
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    I know. And agree; there's something helplessly...

    I know. And agree; there's something helplessly cartoonish about the final half-hour or so. Completely at odds with the opening part. There was even distant talk of a remake a few years back, based...
  51. ^ Well, I may be wrong about stuff. I'll keep...

    ^ Well, I may be wrong about stuff.

    I'll keep listening.
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    ^ Mann's decision to have TD do the soundtrack...

    ^ Mann's decision to have TD do the soundtrack for The Keep was major reason for its unique atmosphere of almost surreal dread.

    The main theme of "Stealing the Silver Cross" bluntly echoed the...
  53. It's not a "bad" album by any possible means, and...

    It's not a "bad" album by any possible means, and it's certainly an interesting case of feigning redevelopment - but to me it sounds more like a different group altogether attempting to beat another...
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    Aja was their best and one of the 30-or-so finest...

    Aja was their best and one of the 30-or-so finest rock/pop albums of all time.

    IMO.

    Followed by The Royal Scam, Pretzel Logic and the often overlooked Katy Lied, although I never cared for...
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    It's good.

    It's good.
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    I sincerely and honestly opin that this Wilson...

    I sincerely and honestly opin that this Wilson ought to consider a namechange out of respect for and in awe of the one real and true Wilson.

    Make no mistake. We can't have arbitrary Wilsons...
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    Ace! :up I was not impressed by his...

    Ace! :up



    I was not impressed by his "understanding" of fascism from neither interviews nor the lyrics in question here, I must say. Ideological matter as prone to intellectual leptitude and...
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    I need to revisit that impressive double live-CD...

    I need to revisit that impressive double live-CD of theirs; No Stranger to the Skies, was it? Lengthy works of part symphonic rock, part Canterbury and, I suppose, part just Glass. There were a few...
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    As mentioned lots of times, my first wife was...

    As mentioned lots of times, my first wife was extremely liberal-minded as to most things "seriously" artistic and listened to a lot of fairly radical music even before I met her. But although she...
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    Ian, do you entertain any estimate as to how many...

    Ian, do you entertain any estimate as to how many listeners your podcast attracts on average? It'd be really interesting to know about any developments or variations over time and of variables in...
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