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    How about After Crying, or Isildurs Bane, Simon Steensland, Samla, Kotebel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Salle Gaveau are outstanding, I mean absolutely excellent. Kido Natsuki apparently went deep into the core theories of Piazzolla for those influences, and more than "being informed" by it, he ends up basically contributing to that oeuvre. They are one of the bands whose live appearance I'd like to experience the most.

    I mentioned Rachel's earlier on, but I think they deserve another go. They emannate from a completely different scene than the RIO-type artists, of course - starting out as an ensemble rumoured to originally concentrate on film musics (and indeed, much of their material reflects that), but The Hand Writing LP should be heard by anyone into Aranis or even the less manic side of Rational Diet.
    Salle Gaveau piqued my interest in modern tango, and I found a set of bands re-imagining tango, mostly in New York area and in South America, and a new huge set of Piazzola releases .. Not prog, but truly progressive.
    Thanks for the note about The Hand Writing. I only have some of the more recent works by Rachel's like The Sea and the Bells which is great and Systems/Layers, which was disappointingly electronic.
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    Didn't see B'Snorkestra mentioned yet. They have an album out, but these are some live recordings:




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    Also, a band that I am very fond of, from Argentina, La Maquina Cinematica:




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    Very nice review of The Cellar And Point

    http://www.allmusic.com/album/ambit-mw0002737089
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    There's another Argentinian band Karenautas, very good stuff

    http://karenautas.bandcamp.com/album/recreo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    Very nice review of The Cellar And Point

    http://www.allmusic.com/album/ambit-mw0002737089
    One of the most exciting things I've heard this year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post
    One of the most exciting things I've heard this year!
    Vibes always make me grin. Some great stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    There's another Argentinian band Karenautas, very good stuff

    http://karenautas.bandcamp.com/album/recreo
    Quote Originally Posted by Zalmoxe View Post
    Also, a band that I am very fond of, from Argentina, La Maquina Cinematica:
    Thank you both! Very good stuff and I shall be downloading these very shortly. The Argentinians seem to have a very good grasp of melody. I was reminded in parts of the excellent Katzen Kapell , who although from Sweden are surely influenced by Argentinian music.

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    Some of John Sunds projects gets close

    https://myspace.com/johnsund/music/s...74159-17975344




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    Quote Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post
    One of the most exciting things I've heard this year!
    I'll have to check this sucker out.
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    Few more from Argentina

    Diego Schissi Doble Cuarteto
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK-G0urPoV0

    Fernando Otero Sextet
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCPwFR2Elpk

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    chamber rock??? Never heard of it. What is that then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nnknsh View Post
    Few more from Argentina

    Diego Schissi Doble Cuarteto
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK-G0urPoV0

    Fernando Otero Sextet
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCPwFR2Elpk
    Thanks -the first was pretty, but the fiercely rhythmic approach of the second was more to my taste. I must have a listen to some more of this band. Some of them seem to be solo piano -could you recommend one of his albums that is more like the track here?

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    chamber rock??? Never heard of it. What is that then?
    Well there plenty of examples above -I'd say it was the point where a modern classical chamber group and an instrumental rock group meet. This can vary from an acoustic group with drums to an electric group with guitars and keyboards but also violins and saxes. It encompasses many differing groups who are not following a genre but who have simply arrived in a similar place by combining different styles and instruments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    chamber rock??? Never heard of it. What is that then?
    This is explained on the first page of the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alanterrill View Post
    I was reminded in parts of the excellent Katzen Kapell , who although from Sweden are surely influenced by Argentinian music.
    Oh Thanks for bringing them up again. Fun and technically amazing accordion-based chamber rock. I just loved their melodies. Nothing super heavy just lovely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alanterrill View Post
    I must have a listen to some more of this band. Some of them seem to be solo piano -could you recommend one of his albums that is more like the track here?
    Try his first two albums "X-Tango" and "Plan".
    http://www.allmusic.com/album/x-tango-mw0000034105
    http://www.allmusic.com/album/plan-mw0000694910
    Though these have been oop for a while, so might be little difficult to track down. If that is the case,
    "Pagina De Buenos Aires" his first release on Nonsuch, would be a good alternative as it is a compilation from his early albums
    (this may have few tracks that are otherwise unavailable. Haven't checked...) and have good chunk from these X-Tango albums.

    Strangely Otero does not list the first X-Tango album on the discography at his site, so may be he is not happy with that one ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nnknsh View Post
    Try his first two albums "X-Tango" and "Plan".
    http://www.allmusic.com/album/x-tango-mw0000034105
    http://www.allmusic.com/album/plan-mw0000694910
    Though these have been oop for a while, so might be little difficult to track down. If that is the case,
    "Pagina De Buenos Aires" his first release on Nonsuch, would be a good alternative as it is a compilation from his early albums
    (this may have few tracks that are otherwise unavailable. Haven't checked...) and have good chunk from these X-Tango albums.

    Strangely Otero does not list the first X-Tango album on the discography at his site, so may be he is not happy with that one ?
    Many thanks for this info -I've just ordered a copy of Pagina De Buenos Aires off ebay.

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    A superb song-oriented (but not rock) chamber ensemble, with a dash of free improv' :
    The New Songs - A nest at the junction of paths (Umlaut records, 2012)

    https://soundcloud.com/eve-risser/je...un-pin-quartet
    https://soundcloud.com/the-new-songs...-little-weight

    This features outstanding pianist Eve Risser, and guitarist Kim Myhr (here with Jenny Hval and the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra : https://soundcloud.com/kimmyhr/ultim...myhr-trondheim).

    This is so subtle you might not immediately notice that you like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    This is explained on the first page of the thread.
    Really? In what post No.? I looked & found no definition of itthere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Really? In what post No.? I looked & found no definition of itthere.
    I'd say I got dangerously close to a definition in post number 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor

    One of the first true chamber-rock outings, and not exactly incidentally one of the eeriest records ever made:
    I'm glad Third Ear Band are getting some appreciation here. Eery, pagan, very atmospheric music. Very underrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Really? In what post No.? I looked & found no definition of itthere.
    Posts 7, 17 and 19. Now let's give it a rest with the "definitions" criteria. None of the genres explored in here are ever "defined" anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's only me! View Post
    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Iamthemorning yet. Definitely fall in this category.
    Hm. This somehow sounds suspiciously like pop music to me. Some nice harmonies and piano, though.
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