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    Essential avant/RIO, zeuhl, canterbury etc from the last three years?????

    I haven't bought much music lately (largely due to limitations in my personal economy).

    Now I need some help to catch up a little on what I've missed.
    Could you please give some recommendations on what you think are essential releases from 2012-2014, within avant/RIO, zeuhl, canterbury and related.
    (I'm NOT interested in Neo, prog metal or mainstream stuff.)

    I don't want loooooong lists, just maybe 5 or maximum 10 albums that you think I simply should have.

    This is what I already have from 2012 and 2013. I have nothing from 2014, yet.

    2013
    Caillou - Caillou
    Jack Dupon - Jesus l'Aventurier
    Spaltklang - In Between
    Unit Wail - Retort
    The Wrong Object - After the Exhibition

    2012
    Aranis - Made in Belgium
    Cassiber - The Way it Was
    Corima - Quetzalcoatl
    Cucamonga - Alter huevo
    Elephant9 - Atlantis
    Experimental Quintet - Atlantis
    Forgas Band Phenomena - Acte V
    Lars Hollmer - Med Mjölad Hand
    Magma - Félicité Thösz
    Nik Bärtsch's Ronin - Live
    Aaron Novik - Secrets of Secrets
    Panzerpappa - Astromalist
    Scherzoo - 2
    Stabat Akish - Nebulos
    Thinking Plague - Decline and Fall
    Unit Wail - Pangaea Proxima
    Yugen - Mirrors
    John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ
    Änglagĺrd - Viljans Öga
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    I was going to recommend several already on your list.

    Anyway, hope this helps...


    Fontanelle - Vitamin F (quality jazz fusion a la Miles)

    Ben Monder - Hydra (guitar led jaz a la Nels cline or Fripp)

    Setna - Guerison (2nd album of Canterbury Zeuhl. Love it)

    Sonar - Static Motion (something of a guitar-led Nik Bartsch. Since you like Bartsch seems like a no brainer)

    Fire! Orchestra - Exit! (crazy avant jazz-rock big band on Rune Grammophon)

    Grand General - Grand General (excellent fusion album also on Rune)

    Motorpsycho & Stĺle Storlřkken - The Death Defying Unicorn (adventurous and very Proggy effort from these guys)

    Not a Good Sign - Not a Good Sign (AltRock label album from Yugen members)

    Homunculus Res - Limiti All'Eguaglianza Della Parte Con (another one, but with Canterbury style)



    But you can't go wrong too often with Cuneiform, AltRock, Rune, and Soleil Zeuhl - as you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post

    Setna - Guerison (2nd album of Canterbury Zeuhl. Love it)
    Sonar - Static Motion (something of a guitar-led Nik Bartsch. Since you like Bartsch seems like a no brainer)
    Not a Good Sign - Not a Good Sign (AltRock label album from Yugen members)
    These three are excellent, I'll add

    Univers Zero - Phosphorescent Dreams
    miRthkon - Snack(s)
    October Equus - Permafrost
    Miriodor - Cobra Fakir
    Atomic Ape - Swarm
    Bob Drake - Lawn Ornaments
    Accordo Dei Contrari - AdC
    Rhun - Fanfare Du Chaos
    Guapo - A History Of Visitation
    Archestra - Arches
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    phlox - Vali
    Avant fusion from Estonia
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    Five-Storey Ensemble - Not That City (Rational Diet offshoot)
    Empty Days - s/t (Couple of Yugen people with vocals by Elaine di Falco)
    Athanor - Vos cités sont des tombeaux
    Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere - s/t

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    Guillam Peret and Electric Epic, their disc on Tzadik.
    I'm not lazy. I just work so fast I'm always done.

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    Some not mentioned yet:

    PoiL - Brossaklit (on AltrOck; impossibly goofy post/hyper-Bungle'ian French weirdo shit with mind boggling musicality to the fore)
    Sajjanu - Pechiku!! (on Tzadik New Japan series; two guitars plus drums in a manic "Brutal Prog"-programme that almost defies description)
    deBort - Error Loading Photo (with ReR/Cuneiform exclusive distribution; Hungarian "song-form" avant-downer stuff, think Kampec D./PPU)
    The Knells - The Knells (highly structured and concise, though strangely abstract in overall expression - and quite unique at it)
    Inzinzac - Inzinzac (guitar/saxes/drums; another "Brutal Prog"-style bonanza with the odd mathcore infection)
    Scurvy - Fracture (think Nels Cline Singers merging with Don Cab)
    Thank You Scientist - Maps of Non-Existent Places (somewhat avant-fusionist "song-form" delight, with monstruous chops and melodic ideas)
    Hyrrokkin - Pristine Origin (threepiece noisy semi-written/semi-improv hyper-charged instrumental)
    Nooumena - Argument With Eagerness (check a rawer, 'garage' rendition of SGM)
    Many Arms - Suspended Definition (with the trio expanded to a quartet with alto sax added; laughably powerful)
    Needlepoint - Outside the Screen (this is both very innovative yet remarkably familiar, as with Thank You Scientist above, although not LIKE them)
    Krokofant - Krokofant (on Rune Grammofon; again guitar/sax/drums, but less psychotic and more free-flowing than Inzinzac above)
    Stop Motion Orchestra - Instant Everything (like a Krakatoa for the 2010s; good-vibe, tuneful chamber-rock with Canterbury touches)
    Jack O' the Clock - All My Friends Are Dead (my single fave "melodic" band in recent years, this is their third out of four albums)



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    Jack O the Clock and The Knells while not strictly avant do seem to tick a lot of boxes for devotees, I'm a big fan. I also find Rabbit Rabbit connect the same way.
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    2014
    Masal - Viens Des Quatre Vents

    2013
    The Red Masque - Mythalogue
    Rhun - Fanfare du Chaos (mentioned already, but I'd think for you this would be a must)
    Zletovsko - Zletovsko

    2012
    Cabezas de Cera - Hermandad (possibly my favorite album by these guys)
    Inner Ear Brigade - Rainbro

    Bill
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    Mmm. Most of what I enjoy has already been mentioned. I don't see this one mentioned, although you may already know of it:

    Ske - 1000 Autunni

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post
    Mmm. Most of what I enjoy has already been mentioned. I don't see this one mentioned, although you may already know of it:

    Ske - 1000 Autunni

    I think it's from 2011. But absolutely essential and a good mention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post
    Mmm. Most of what I enjoy has already been mentioned. I don't see this one mentioned, although you may already know of it:

    Ske - 1000 Autunni
    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    I think it's from 2011. But absolutely essential and a good mention.
    Was my album of the year in 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post
    Ske - 1000 Autunni
    This is an essential contemporary progressive rock release at large, no matter what alluded "subgenre". This album covers more - and thus discovers and rediscovers more - than 95% of titles usually discussed here at PE. An *actual* progressive rock album at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    Fontanelle - Vitamin F (quality jazz fusion a la Miles)
    Sonar - Static Motion (something of a guitar-led Nik Bartsch. Since you like Bartsch seems like a no brainer)
    I listened to samples of these. Sounds good!


    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    Setna - Guerison (2nd album of Canterbury Zeuhl. Love it)
    I have their first album, but it never really grabbed me. It will probably end up a bit down on my list



    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    Motorpsycho & Stĺle Storlřkken - The Death Defying Unicorn (adventurous and very Proggy effort from these guys)
    I've intended to check these guys out some day, but they have such a big catalog I've never gotten down to it. I have a feeling I might like some of it and dislike some.



    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    Fire! Orchestra - Exit! (crazy avant jazz-rock big band on Rune Grammophon)

    Grand General - Grand General (excellent fusion album also on Rune)

    Not a Good Sign - Not a Good Sign (AltRock label album from Yugen members)

    Homunculus Res - Limiti All'Eguaglianza Della Parte Con (another one, but with Canterbury style)
    I will have to check these out. I have a feeling Not a Good Sign will end up high on my to buy-list.




    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    But you can't go wrong too often with Cuneiform, AltRock, Rune, and Soleil Zeuhl - as you know.
    I think I'm up to date with the Soleil Zeuhl-realeases, while I'm lagging behind on the Cuneiform and AltRock stuff. When it comes to Rune I only have a few of the most obviously prog-related stuff like Panzerpappa, Jono el Grande, Elephant9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Univers Zero - Phosphorescent Dreams
    miRthkon - Snack(s)
    October Equus - Permafrost
    Miriodor - Cobra Fakir
    Atomic Ape - Swarm
    Bob Drake - Lawn Ornaments
    Accordo Dei Contrari - AdC
    Rhun - Fanfare Du Chaos
    Guapo - A History Of Visitation
    Archestra - Arches
    I'm sure I will get the Univers Zero and Miriodor albums eventually. Probably also Bob Drake - Lawn Ornaments. The samples I heard were really good.

    I've never heard Atomic Ape, Rhun or Archestra. Will try to find samples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    phlox - Vali
    Avant fusion from Estonia
    I have Rebimine + Voltimine, which I like.
    Is Vali different? Or significantly better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helicase View Post
    Thanks for including links!

    Those all sounded great.

    Actually, I just ordered the Athanor and the Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere albums.
    The Athanor was only 5-6 Euros so I also ordered CUCCI-BAND - Bon débarras! from the same web site. Do you know anything about them?

    I will probably get the Altrock albums at the RIO-festival, provided Marcello is there selling.

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    Secret Chiefs 3 secret book of souls folio A
    Normal Love - Survival Tricks
    Make a Rising - New-I-Fealing

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    Le Maschere Di Clara - L'Alveare
    Osservatorio delle Terre Emerse (OTEME) - Il giardino disincantato
    Nichelodeon - Bath Salts
    Subtilor - Absence Upon A Ground
    Gatto Marte - Marte Sulla Luna
    Berserk! - s/t

    To add some non Italian I'm listening to the new Fire! Orchestra - Enter right now and love it.

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    This is outside the time frame you requested(2010) but i'll throw it in the ring anyway.Caca-Sketches of Pain.Guitarist Pierre Vervloesem is the leader,with bass, drums, keyboards and a sax quartet playing electric jazz-rock with a twist.Good stuff, imo.There are a few tracks from the cd in the attached bandcamp clip.

    http://caca.bandcamp.com/album/sketches-of-pain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana5140 View Post
    Guillam Peret and Electric Epic, their disc on Tzadik.
    Listening to it now. Sounds really good - heavy, groovy, intense!

    Here's a link to samples of all the tracks:
    https://soundcloud.com/electric-epic


    Here's the first track:


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    Quote Originally Posted by aplodon View Post
    I'm sure I will get the Univers Zero and Miriodor albums eventually. Probably also Bob Drake - Lawn Ornaments. The samples I heard were really good.

    I've never heard Atomic Ape, Rhun or Archestra. Will try to find samples.
    Rhun
    http://rhunmusic.bandcamp.com/album/h-album-2013

    Archestra

    https://soundcloud.com/udi-koomran/s...-arches-soleil

    Atomic Ape

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana5140 View Post
    Guillam Peret and Electric Epic, their disc on Tzadik.
    Ha!
    I had forgotten that I actually saw this band at the RIO-festival in Carmaux in 2009.
    They didn't make much of an impression then, it seems.

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    Some of my Italian faves who tend to be overlooked

    Le Maschere di Clara


    Berserk!


    Oteme (so wonderfull reduced...)

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