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    Major Parkinson - superb discovery

    Noticed there was no thread about this band, I was perusing progstreaming.com and came across this gem:

    http://majorparkinson.bandcamp.com/a...wilight-cinema

    Easily one of my favorite new discoveries, this is a fantastic album. Their own description is quite apt: "Somewhere in between pop and psychosis, somber poetry and dark rock, there is Major Parkinson. A fearless and distinctly different band, with a fresh, unconventional approach to the art of writing music."

    The featured track Impermanence is a great place to start.
    http://robmartino.com
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    I have also become quite fond of this band over the past few months. Their latest CD has received a great deal of my attention. I'd love to see George bring them to RoSFest. I think folks would enjoy them a lot. Their first two CDs can be heard at ProgStreaming Classic, and all three can be heard at Bandcamp. Very worthwhile IMHO.

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    Glad you enjoyed it. Great band indeed

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    bump.

    I love this band, and had Twilight Cinema in my top 10 albums from 2014.

    They have a new live album coming out next month "Live at Ricks"


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    new song and new album "Black Box" already available to download for Kickstarter backers.

    https://majorparkinson.bandcamp.com/track/blackbox-2

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    M.P are amongst the few current bands (along with Birds and Buildings) who really brings something new and original to the prog genre, not endlessly repeating/copying the same old cliches and formulas (no names...). Twilight Cinema is outstanding and highly recommended. Like most hard to categorize bands they're sadly unknow/underrated. One of my favorite bands and I'll definitely check their latest work as soon as it will be available in physical format. (when ?)

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    October 27th.

    https://www.karismarecords.no/karism...gle-available/

    https://www.karismarecords.no/webshop/

    Heard it today. Good record. 2 excellent epics including 1 titled "Baseball"

    dark/dark wave/ cinematic, although not that different from their previous stuff. The female vocalist adds something new, along with it being maybe more of a true concept album.

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    I saw that also since I have bought from their bandcamp. I have VERY much enjoyed getting into this band this year and have bought everything I can find. Why the new single? Any upcoming CDs? Blackbox was very recent...

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    "Well. I see great potential in The Beatles. They have some catchy tunes, and I think they're going to be huge. I would also like to mention Cardiacs which is the greatest band through all time"

    http://sideburnsmovement.blogspot.it...parkinson.html

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    All four are available on vinyl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sterbus View Post
    "Well. I see great potential in The Beatles. They have some catchy tunes, and I think they're going to be huge. I would also like to mention Cardiacs which is the greatest band through all time"

    http://sideburnsmovement.blogspot.it...parkinson.html

    I noticed they have also been heavily marketing Tim's healthcare funding pledge and with great excitement.

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    Check out the opening song of their live album for more Cardiacs love (used with permission):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NllHj0mOoJY

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    Quote Originally Posted by doh View Post
    Check out the opening song of their live album for more Cardiacs love (used with permission):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NllHj0mOoJY
    Oh now I get it! I sat down and listened to the whole of 'Blackbox' last night and I kept thinking -"they have got to be Cardiacs fans, I've not hear keyboards like that for a while". And then I saw that video and read the interview -they like Cardiacs and Alamaailman Vasarat -even better! There wasn't a bad track on the album and 'Madeline Crumbles' hooked me straightaway. I've dabbled in the past, and their growly vocals put me off, but I see I'm going to have to put some work in and get used to them -the tunes and arrangements are just too good to ignore

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    MP Tour.jpg

    Meanwhile, they're touring Europe soon....

    And guess who's supporting them in London? STERBUS !
    With Bob Leith of Cardiacs on drums!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanterrill View Post
    Oh now I get it! I sat down and listened to the whole of 'Blackbox' last night and I kept thinking -"they have got to be Cardiacs fans, I've not hear keyboards like that for a while". And then I saw that video and read the interview -they like Cardiacs and Alamaailman Vasarat -even better! There wasn't a bad track on the album and 'Madeline Crumbles' hooked me straightaway. I've dabbled in the past, and their growly vocals put me off, but I see I'm going to have to put some work in and get used to them -the tunes and arrangements are just too good to ignore
    This

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    Thanks! This is exciting news. They are a favorite.

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    I spent some time with their "Black Box" album a few weeks ago and was so impressed. Those deep almost spoken vocals, so much character. And that one song that triggered emotions in me like I haven't felt with music in a while. That song is "Before The Helmets".
    "The wind is slowly tearing her apart"
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    As a Cardiacs fan I tried very to hard to like these guys...

    ...with absolutely zero result.

    Unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    As a Cardiacs fan I tried very to hard to like these guys...

    ...with absolutely zero result.

    Unfortunately.
    I need to give them more time - wasn't blown away either.
    If it isn't Krautrock, it's krap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    I need to give them more time - wasn't blown away either.
    Doesnt quite click in with me either - I've tried for a year or so - its good - just not what I would reach for repeatedly.

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