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    What's New in Neo-Prog?

    There was a thread a year or two ago that was about or got onto new new-prog releases. I've got the hankering again, and have been spinning the new Comedy of Errors as well as their previous albums. And I like the most recent Anubis album a lot.

    Anyone have any new or recent neo-prog releases to recommend?
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    Looking forward to season of autumn. There'll be so many new tasty fruits.

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    Still need to hear the new Jadis. Loving the new Comedy of Errors. Loving Grimspound from BBT.

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    Still need to hear the new Jadis...
    Be careful - it's maybe their worst effort in quite long career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guess Who View Post
    Be careful - it's maybe their worst effort in quite long career.
    I agree. I bought the latest Jadis, hoping it would be like More Than Meets the Eye, but it was not. I found it pretty dull.

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    Have em both, they're good! More like this!

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    Towards the end of this year, British progsters Galahad will release their new album "Seas of Change".
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    At this stage in time, shouldn't it be called "Post Neo Progressive Rock".

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    I like a lot of NEO Prog but my interest usually wanes on most groups after a few releases.

    There are exceptions to this rule.

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    The big news is that they haven't only moved beyond Genesis and Pink Floyd, but they've discovered Yes, VdGG, King Crimson (racey!) - and Michael Bolton.
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    Silhouette, Milennium, and Drifting Sun will all have new albums out in September.

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    They are not exactly brand new releases, but two bands with releases I have been enjoying recently are Elephants of Scotland and Red Bazar. I haven't bought the new Elephants of Scotland, but I really like their Home Away from Home and Execute and Breathe releases from 2013 and 2014.

    One of my favorite releases from the last few years is Red Bazar's Tales from the Bookcase from 2016. The music is great with intelligent and well crafted lyrics. City and the Stars is the standout track, but the entire CD is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstroProg View Post
    They are not exactly brand new releases, but two bands with releases I have been enjoying recently are Elephants of Scotland and Red Bazar. I haven't bought the new Elephants of Scotland, but I really like their Home Away from Home and Execute and Breathe releases from 2013 and 2014.

    One of my favorite releases from the last few years is Red Bazar's Tales from the Bookcase from 2016. The music is great with intelligent and well crafted lyrics. City and the Stars is the standout track, but the entire CD is good.
    Wasn't sure if Elephants... was Neo - will check them out. Love the Red Bazar album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    At this stage in time, shouldn't it be called "Post Neo Progressive Rock".
    No, Neo-Prog is a style, not a zeitgeist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emperorken View Post
    Silhouette, Milennium, and Drifting Sun will all have new albums out in September.
    Tasters of what to expect from them.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrZOfOpQ9-Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjir...m-upload_owner

    https://driftingsun.bandcamp.com/track/soldiers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    At this stage in time, shouldn't it be called "Post Neo Progressive Rock".
    What would that be? Keyboard chords that repeat for ten minutes to some huge crescendo? Next track same as the previous track.
    No matter what anyone says, you are the decider of how you will listen to music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splicer View Post
    What would that be? Keyboard chords that repeat for ten minutes to some huge crescendo? Next track same as the previous track.
    Sigur Rós?
    My Progressive Workshop at http://soundcloud.com/hfxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    There was a thread a year or two ago that was about or got onto new new-prog releases. I've got the hankering again, and have been spinning the new Comedy of Errors as well as their previous albums. And I like the most recent Anubis album a lot.

    Anyone have any new or recent neo-prog releases to recommend?
    Cosmograf has a new one, The Hay-Man Dreams
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    The latest Jadis was a huge dissapointment, especially having high hopes for it after knowing that Martin Orford going to be involved.

    The best Neo-prog release this years is John Mitchell's 'Lonely Robot' second CD

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    Neo Prog died somewhere during the mid 90s. Just the same uniformed boredom since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proggosaurus View Post
    Cosmograf has a new one, The Hay-Man Dreams
    Just listened to that yesterday for the first time. Pleasant with a mid-period Porcupine Dream vibe to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    Neo Prog died somewhere during the mid 90s. Just the same uniformed boredom since then.
    I don't think many of the bands where uniforms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splicer View Post
    Just listened to that yesterday for the first time. Pleasant with a mid-period Porcupine Dream vibe to it.
    Hmm, that's not the style I'd have guessed based on the cover art, which is nice.

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    Been enjoying the new Comedy of Errors as I mentioned:

    "Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart...not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!"

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