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    Quote Originally Posted by Kretz View Post
    we’re in subsidized(hud) housing with a fairly low rent payment each month. On the down side my wife, unbeknownst previously until she was hospitalized, suffered a heart attack. And the hits just keep on coming.Thanks for your thoughts, though, it’s appreciated!
    Wish you all the best as well. Hang in there man. Sorry to hear about your wife. Sending positive thoughts your way.

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    My review for Risk:

    Buy it you fools! It's complete awesomeness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    My review for Risk:

    Buy it you fools! It's complete awesomeness!
    Yeah.....thats about it.

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    This is incredible. I must have this CD. Is that a mellotron I am hearing? And this piece is so adventurous....omg..Far Corner...and I am amazed by this.

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    I keep listening and listening, and still haven't deciphered but a tiny piece of it. The wealth of ideas is dazzling.

    The term avant-chamber-prog could also be misleading in a sense (as all labels are): this is a very dense work of music, but not highly dissonant or experimental. I believe that - with some effort from the listener - it could appeal to more "traditional" prog audiences. Bartok and Univers Zero is a clear source for FC, but so is ELP or Banco del Mutuo Soccorso or whatever. Listen to the beginning of Flim Flam Man. Tarkus resurrected!

    The keyboard work is A-ma-zing! Dan Maske is the real thing. A keyboard deity.

    But despite all delicate nuances, despite intricate arrangements and super-sophisticated compositions, this is Rock-music, played with maximum, devilish energy and delivered in a straightforward way (I would attribute this to the rhythm-section, and particularly to the drums - you even get the double bass-drum treatment). And that's Risk's greatest virtue: it sounds fresh, modern, rejuvenating, relevant. It's possibly the finest example of how progressive-rock should sound in 2018.

    Do not miss this record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Bartok and Univers Zero is a clear source for FC, but so is ELP or Banco del Mutuo Soccorso or whatever.
    Absolutely ELP. If you never heard their first album, I said this in the hype way back when:

    "Far Corner play carefully honed compositions, composed in a style that reflects influences from 20th century composers, such as Stravinsky and Bartok combined with classical/chamber rock greats like Univers Zero, early ELP, Present and more, combined in their own fashion."

    Glad you are enjoying it so much. Really nice to hear so much enthusiasm.
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    "The older I get, the more I realize that cynicism is just realism spelled wrong."

    "Death to false 'support the scene' prog!"

    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    Really nice to hear so much enthusiasm.
    I am pretty sure that much more of that is on the way. Thanks Steve.

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    The unanimous acclaim here prompted me to give a listen and then order a few days ago.
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    http://www.discogs.com/user/moecurlythanu/collection

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    Getting a bit impatient waiting for my CD to arrive!
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    Since there are no credits whatsoever for electric guitar, can anybody tell me what is this "thing" that sounds so much like guitar on many rhythmic parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Since there are no credits whatsoever for electric guitar, can anybody tell me what is this "thing" that sounds so much like guitar on many rhythmic parts?
    It is very likely, a cello through a pedal.

    Not Far Corner, but check out this video from Raphael Weinroth-Browne. Everything but the drums is played with an ACOUSTIC CELLO.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Since there are no credits whatsoever for electric guitar, can anybody tell me what is this "thing" that sounds so much like guitar on many rhythmic parts?

    The low / mid range crunch, sort of like a rhythm guitar, is Angela's cello through a fuzz box.

    You can kind of see it in parts here:

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    "The older I get, the more I realize that cynicism is just realism spelled wrong."

    "Death to false 'support the scene' prog!"

    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    The low / mid range crunch, sort of like a rhythm guitar, is Angela's cello through a fuzz box.
    That's it! Amazing! It sounds really heavy.

    Thank you guys.

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    I've been listening to Risk intensely since it came out. I'm blown away! I totally agree this is amazing. I'm in Wisconsin so hoping to see them live someday.

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    as of this moment, it's the #1 rated album on Prog Archives.

    Thanks, everyone. I have let the band know; I haven't heard back but I'm sure they will be thrilled.

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    "The older I get, the more I realize that cynicism is just realism spelled wrong."

    "Death to false 'support the scene' prog!"

    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

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    ^^Very happy to hear this, and well deserved. It's an awesome album, just bursting with ideas.

    neil

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    I hate to agree with PA, but in a year of excellent releases, yes, that one has to be my most preferred album of the year.

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    ^ ^ ^ ^

    they were thrilled.....
    Steve F.

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    "You run a great label, but sometimes you go out of your way to be a jerk." - Jed Levin

    "The older I get, the more I realize that cynicism is just realism spelled wrong."

    "Death to false 'support the scene' prog!"

    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

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    It's taken me forever to properly get this CD so that I can actually listen to it (...there are now two copies of it in my house, but only one in my possession - it's a fairly untidy house which also contains a two-year-old daughter whose main hobby is stealing things and hiding them in unexpected places). But it is one hell of a record! Different things are still striking me each time I listen to it but it is spinning currently and I'm struck by what a tour de force this is for Dan Maske. Among other things there is some organ-mangling on this record that should have Saint Keith grinning down from on high...

    One beneficial effect of this long wait is that it made me dig out Endangered, which I bought back in the day but never really connected with. It only got a few plays. Either the recording has matured whilst it was on the shelf, or I've belatedly got a clue, as I now like it a lot. A fine chamber counterpart to the harder-rocking Risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mascodagama View Post
    Either the recording has matured whilst it was on the shelf, or I've belatedly got a clue
    That's how it is with Cuneiform releases - 'avant-garde a clue, mate'......

    [been waiting about 8 years to use that one!]
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    "You run a great label, but sometimes you go out of your way to be a jerk." - Jed Levin

    "The older I get, the more I realize that cynicism is just realism spelled wrong."

    "Death to false 'support the scene' prog!"

    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

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    One of the best 10 albums of 2018, regardless genre. Thanks Steve for releasing it!
    Macht das ohr auf!

    COSMIC EYE RECORDS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    That's how it is with Cuneiform releases - 'avant-garde a clue, mate'......

    [been waiting about 8 years to use that one!]
    Happy to oblige!
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    Dan Maske is God, but this is such an obvious statement that we can move to other things...

    What Kopecky and Craig do is far less obvious - especially in Craig's case - but it's the heart of this beautiful record.

    After 20 effortless listens - which I haven't done for any other artist in a long time - I say this is a landmark record for progressive rock music.

    In a great year for progressive music, this is easily album of the year for me.

    I can be autistic and repeat myself, but at least I am doing it because I love this music so much, and not just for argument's sake.

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    I *still* have not given this one a proper listen. I just sent the Bandcamp link to my home computer so I can remind myself to give it the attention it deserves, and to purchase it...
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