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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    All Them Witches - ATW4
    From what I heard of this it seemed like ATW moved away from the sort of Appalachian sound or theme that they had going. I really liked that so wasn't sure of this one, But I'll have to check it out more.

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    I'm no expert but that Far Corner is the first in a long time to kick me in the arse and I listen to a lot of RIO/Avant
    I just got this and am really liking it. I'll strike a middle ground on the originality aspect - I *don't* think it strays all that far from the typical composition of an RIO album, but it's original enough that I'd easily be able to spot it as being Far Corner and not something else. The real difference may be in the drums - they're pretty metal-influenced, IMO, and this gives the music a whole different flavor than what one normally encounters with this kind of music. So, when the Hammond kicks in, the opportunity is there to really make the music burst. Kind of like ELP on steroids, which is saying something for me, because I'm not a huge ELP fan. I was pleasantly surprised to see this album appear.

    Only complaint might be the sound - it's mastered really loud, and is very "digital" sounding. IMO chamber prog works best when there's a lot of room for it to breathe.
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    One that has really captured my attention recently: Umphrey's McGee - It's You. This was released about mid-year as the 'surprise' companion piece to It's Not Us, the album they released in January, and to which I'm still somewhat lukewarm. Certainly compared to the previous album Similar Skin, INU was something of a step down in terms of quality of compositions. It's You, though, really has the band back at the top of its game, and makes me wonder why they didn't just wait and release a single album with the best elements of both.

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    Last year Talitha Rise has released a wonderful album titled An Abandoned Orchid House. Take pleasure in listening to this live version of Incantation the song from the album.

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    The Gagliarchives finally did their best of the year show a few weeks ago and here's the list as compiled from various sources. We're pretty happy to have come in 22nd-the highest showing of an independent non-label band and even better if you don't count live albums which IMHO shouldn't be allowed.

    Top 100 of 2018

    Top Charting Progressive Albums of 2018
    Pos. Album Title Band/Artist Label Weeks
    at #1 on Program
    1 Hidden Details Hidden Details Soft Machine Moonjune 12
    2 Meltdown - Live In Mexico City Meltdown: Live In Mexico City King Crimson DGM 3
    3 The Sea Within The Sea Within The Sea Within InsideOut 7
    4 The Persistence The Persistence Kingcrow Sensory
    5 Budo Budo Vak Soleilzeuhl
    6 Wasteland Wasteland Riverside InsideOut 2
    7 El Eco Del Sol El Eco Del Sol Bubu Viajero Inmovil
    8 Past The Evening Sun Past The Evening Sun Ring Van Mobius Apollon
    9 A Drop Of Light A Drop Of Light All Traps On Earth AMS
    10 L'Oreille Électrique L'Oreille Electrique Forgas Band Phenomena Cuneiform
    11 Merchants Of Light Merchants Of Light Big Big Train English Electric
    12 Noise Floor Noise Floor Spock's Beard InsideOut 5
    13 Proxy Proxy The Tangent InsideOut
    14 Inferno Inferno Phideaux Bloodfish
    15 Manifesto Of An Alchemist Manifesto Of An Alchemist Roine Stolt's The Flower King InsideOut
    16 Dissolution Dissolution The Pineapple Thief K-Scope
    17 Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall Steven Wilson Eagle Rock
    18 Ocean Machine Live Ocean Machine - Live At Ancient Roman Theater Plovdiv Devin Townsend Project InsideOut
    19 Under The Fragmented Sky Under The Fragmented Sky Lunatic Soul K-Scope
    20 11 11 Focus Cherry Red
    21 Wuthering Nights: Live In Birmingham Wuthering Nights: Live In Birmingham Steve Hackett InsideOut 9
    22 Ones And Zeros Volume Zero Ones And Zeros Volume Zero 3rdegree IND
    23 Out To Sea Out To Sea Fernando Perdomo IND
    24 Crossing The Tracks Crossing The Tracks David Cross Purple Pyramid
    25 Across The Ridge To Heaven Across The Ridge To Heaven Asturias IND
    26 Scenes From A Ghost Train Scenes From A Ghost Train Forrest Fang Projekt
    27 Live With Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra Live With Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra Mats/Morgan Morgan Music
    28 Remedium Remedium Laura Meade Doone
    29 Seven Colours Seven Colours Ain Soph King
    30 Chronomonaut Chronomonaut Glass Hammer Arion
    31 Zebra Crossing Zebra Crossing Fernando Perdomo IND
    32 Live Over Europe Live Over Europe Fates Warning InsideOut
    33 Solitude Solitude IO Earth IND
    34 ET EX ET EX Gosta Berlings Saga InsideOut
    35 The Ferryman's Curse The Ferryman's Curse The Strawbs Cherry Red
    36 Seventeen Seventeen Kayak InsideOut 2
    37 Friendship Friendship Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly InsideOut
    38 Silhouettes Silhouettes Klaus Schulze Oblivion
    39 Into The Great Divide Into The Great Divide Into The Great Divide IND
    40 Ekstasis - Live In Rome Ekstasis- Live In Rome Agusa IND
    41 Vector Vector Haken InsideOut
    42 Ship Ship Yuka And Chronoship Right Honourable
    43 Dhorimviskha Dhorimviskha Koenji Hyakkei Skin Graft
    44 Insomnia Insomnia Anima Mundi Progressive Promotion
    45 Chinese Butterfly Chinese Butterfly Chick Corea / Steve Gadd Band Concord Music
    46 Vivaldi's Four Seasons Im Rock Vivaldi's Four Seasons In Rock Darryl Way Right Honourable
    47 L-1VE L-1VE Haken InsideOut
    48 Greatest Show On Earth Greatest Show On Earth Elephant9 Rune Grammofon
    49 Mahandini Mahandini Dewa Budjana Moonjune
    50 Risk Risk Far Corner Cuneiform
    51 Automata II Automata II Between The Buried And Me Sumerian
    52 Tales From The Dreaming City Tales From The Dreaming City Mark Wingfield Moonjune
    53 Conspiracy Of Fools Conspiracy Of Fools Apogee Progressive Promotion
    54 Great Escape Great Escape Crippled Black Phoenix Season Of Mist
    55 Track Of Days Track Of Days Dean Watson IND
    56 All One Tonight: Live At The Royal Albert Hall All One Tonight: Live At The Royal Albert Hall Marillion Ear Music
    57 III III Tim Morse IND
    58 Vegir Vegir Dominique Vantomme Moonjune
    59 Fly From Here - Return Trip Fly From Here - Return Trip Yes IND 3
    60 Decadence Decadence Gong Expresso John McCraken Group
    61 And The Stars Above And The Stars Above Armonite Purple Pyramid
    62 Symphonized Symphonized Anneke van Giersbergen InsideOut
    63 3.2 The Rules Have Changed 3.2 Frontiers
    64 Unidentified Dying Objects Unidentified Dying Objects Argos Progressive Promotion
    65 Radio Voltaire Radio Voltaire Kino InsideOut
    66 Della Stessa Sostanza Dei Sogni Della Stessa Sostanza Dei Sogni Homunculus Res Altrock
    67 The Unchosen The Unchosen Karibow Progressive Promotion
    68 Arrivederci Sogni Arrivederci Sogni La Dottrina Degli Opposti Altrock
    69 White Rainbow White Rainbow Mostly Autumn IND
    70 Now We Have Power Now We Have Power Sanguine Hum Bad Elephant
    71 Flood Here Comes The Flood The Security Project 7d Media
    72 Israeli Jazz Israeli Jazz Marbin IND
    73 War Of The Worlds Part One War Of The Worlds Part One Michael Romeo Mascot Group
    74 Rotate Rotate Guru Guru Trance
    75 5 Five Tony Banks BMG
    76 A Symphonic Journey A Symphonic Journey Renaissance Symphonic Rock
    77 Live At Home Live At Home Dusan Jevtovic Moonjune
    78 Seasons Part One Seasons Part One Jan Hammer Red Gate
    79 Pig Views Pig Views Regal Worm Uranium Club
    80 Fuzz Pa Svenska Fuzz Pa Svenska Kungens Man Adansonia Records
    81 Bran Coucou Bran Coucou PinioL IND
    82 EvoRevolution EvoRevolution Albert Rigoni Marco Minnemann IND
    83 Live With David Cross Live With David Cross Dialeto Moonjune
    84 Letters To Maro Letters To Maro Frequency Drift Gentle Art Of Music
    85 Icebound Icebound Not A Good Sign Altrock
    86 Vier Vier Perfect Beings InsideOut
    87 Robots Against Entropy Robots Against Entropy Robots Against Entropy IND
    88 Dusseldorf Dusseldorf Steve Hillage Madfish
    89 Conundrum Conundrum Alex Skolnik Trio Palmetto
    90 Double Vision Double Vision Arena Verglas
    91 Veil Veil Richard Wileman IND
    92 Hugsja Hugsja Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik IND
    93 Mr. Astute Trousers Mr. Astute Trousers 41Point9 The Highlander Company Records
    94 Damo Suzuki/Jelly Planet Damo Suzuki/Jelly Planet Damo Suzuki/Jelly Planet Purple Pyramid
    95 Close To Vapour Close To Vapour Fractal Mirror Bad Elephant
    96 The Day Is Done The Day Is Done Karmamoi IND
    97 Oceanography Oceanography Charlie Barnes Superball
    98 A Life In Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute A Life In Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute Various Artists Purple Pyramid
    99 The Yellow Box The Yellow Box The Yellow Box IND
    100 L'Sola Dei Lupi L'Sola Dei Lupi Bob Drake ReR

    This was music of the final 100 discs featured on the Gagliarchives, on Programs 1623 through 1624 (03/23/19 to 03/30/19). Although this is the 'Top 100' of the year, there were over 1500 Progressive Rock related releases in the course of the year, and many genres are represented. This list was compiled through a year's worth of research from myself and all those who contribute in the GPRN. I want to personally thank the thousands of listeners globally, our online listeners both at z889/RCBC, and the listeners at Aural Moon. Also a big thanks to the subscribers to our Facebook and Twitter pages, Progarchives, gnosis2000.net Ken Golden, Asylum Studios, Michael Cohn, Jack Webster, Connie Louis, North 13th Studios, Jason Varga, RCBC Radio, Chad Hutchinson, and our buddies at esurveyspro.
    Finalized by Tom Gagliardi and Staff.

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    Hi Robert. Picked up your latest a while ago. Absolutely love it! For me its your best so far.


    Jon

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    I am pleasantly surprised to have come in at #55! Thank you Tom!
    Out now! My latest work "Track Of Days"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlneudorf View Post
    Hi Robert. Picked up your latest a while ago. Absolutely love it! For me its your best so far.


    Jon
    Awesome! Do you have its 2015 counterpart Ones & Zeros: vol. 1? If so I think you're mostly "caught up".

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    Hi Robert, I don't have Vol. 1. Will have to check it out.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlneudorf View Post
    Hi Robert, I don't have Vol. 1. Will have to check it out.

    Jon
    That should be interesting for you to hear the V1 themes heard on the “refresher course” track you have already (Reinstall_0verture) once you obtain V1. There’s no “right” way to listen to the albums. Until the Broadway show of course!


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    Yes. Looking forward to it.

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    Anybody have Tom's Gagliarchives Top 100 charts from past years?

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    They are “all” in a drop down menu on his website. I think a few recent years are missing (‘15-‘17?)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 3RDegree_Robert View Post
    They are “all” in a drop down menu on his website. I think a few recent years are missing (‘15-‘17?)


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    Right. I tried in vain to find the ones from those years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by undergroundrailroad View Post
    Right. I tried in vain to find the ones from those years.
    Go to the playlists. For example, the Top 100 for 2017 is spanned over 3 playlists (in the 2018 year): Playlist 1574 through 1576. Doesn't look like he did one for 2016 (only did a cursory look). The 2015 top 100 can be found in the last playlist of November 2015 and the first 2 playlists of December 2015.
    "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." - Stephen Hawking

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