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    Lost Crowns - Every Night Something Happens

    The Hare And Hoofe - s/t I will keep championing this most interesting and creative British rock band. Pete Townshend would have been proud of the space rock-opera The Terror of Melton

    Steve Gunn, Cass McCobs, Bill Mackay have some very solid singer-songwriter music out in 2019.

    Angel Bat Dawid - The Oracle is a brilliant morcel of space-avant jazz that introduces a great, new player in the field of progressive music. The Sunwatchers - Illegal Moves is also pretty great.

    The Flying Luttenbachers, Tracteur, PAK offer a lot of musical pain and pleasure in their 2019 releases.

    Special mention to some good music released in 2019 by old underdogs Nik Turner and Supersister

    [Looking forward to my Poil vinyl arriving soon. I wasn't thrilled with the new Ni. Sounded too single-dimensional, but it was just one listen.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    The Flying Luttenbachers, Tracteur, PAK offer a lot of musical pain and pleasure in their 2019 releases.
    Shit, there's a new PAK release?!



    That's it, I'm outta here. For now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Shit, there's a new PAK release?!
    Yes, there is. And it's awesome
    but maybe not that awesome as the new Dream Theater...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffworman View Post
    Both of these are excellent Alan! Will be picking up Umpfel shortly and Kenner when it releases. Thanks so much for your post; I've been looking for something a little more exciting than what I've been coming across, and you supplied them - - - - Jeff
    Thanks for the kind feedback, Jeff! I'm always on the prowl for what I find to be the most interesting music--especially newer releases like these. Really happy that you're enjoying them too.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffworman View Post
    Have you found any more camples for Kenner? What you included was outstanding!
    Eitan is actually a friend and I've been fortunate to hear the entire album. The scope of style is fairly broad, but his Kickstarter-campaign video from a while back provides a pretty good set of camples that should provide a more complete picture of the album as a whole:



    I think the entire album is really wonderful, BTW.

    Cheers,


    Alan

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    https://yokaibxl.bandcamp.com/album/y-ka
    there is also a video not on YT) of the head track of their new album

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Yes, there is. And it's awesome
    but maybe not that awesome as the new Dream Theater...
    Nothing -EVER- beats a new Dreater, man. But I see that Ron Anderson has assembled a whole new crew for Bestial, and that there are lyrics and some keys as well - just like in the good ol' Motel days! I need this.

    I only wish he'd had his great-grandpa/grand-uncle thrice-removed Jon sing those lyrics. Jon could use some singin' 'bout stompin'n'pumpin'.
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    Nguyen Le Quartet - Stream

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    There's so many great albums already out this year! Some of my favorites are:

    Big Big Train
    The Mute Gods
    Neal Morse Band
    Jon Anderson
    RPWL
    Steve Hackett
    In Continuum
    UPF

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    Flying Luttenbachers- Shattered Dimensions / After 12 years the band is back with a bunch of Brooklyn avant heavy weights joining WW. More on the ol punk jazz tip than the brutal prog the band was pumping out in the aughts.

    Sunn 0))- Life Metal / Drone metal lords best since Monoliths & Dimensions, surprising warmth. Sounds great, recorded by Steve Albini.

    Helium Horse Fly- Hollowed / Belgian rockmetalnoiseprog

    Xiu Xiu- Girl with Basket of Fruit / Never got on with these indie darlings, but I dig the freaked noisy post-industrial sounds here and their usual histrionics come off more palatable than ever before.

    Black to Comm- Seven Horses for Seven Kings / Dark soundscapes, think NWWish, but there is a rhythmic underpining to a lot of these dark oppressive pieces.

    Paal Nilssen Love et al.- New Japanese Noise; New Brazilian Funk/ Free improv, one noisy funky, the other noisy noisy.

    Wyxz- YiY. / Brootz progz, no physical issue

    Also digging some of KK Null’s digital only noise releases, lots of variety

    PoiL- Sus / good un
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    Motorpsycho - The Crucible
    The Claypool Lennon Delirium - South of Reality
    Cheeto's Magazine- Amazingous
    Dream Theater - Distance over Time
    numidia-numidia
    The Comet Is Coming - Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
    Soen - Lotus
    Mother of Millions - Artifacts
    Steve Hackett - At The Edge Of Light
    Darkwater - Human

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    Why isn't Asturias a bigger deal?
    Their new album, Trinity, is balls-to-the-wall Prog. Just the way I like it!!!
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    Pierre Vervloesem - Artiste Belge
    The Mercury Tree - Spidermilk
    Prefab Sprout - I Trawl the Megahertz
    Spratley Japs - HER/HANDS
    Lost Crowns is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    Why isn't Asturias a bigger deal?
    Their new album, Trinity, is balls-to-the-wall Prog. Just the way I like it!!!
    I just listened to that one the other day and you're right!

    I have it as #1 of 2019 so far
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by auxfnx View Post
    Prefab Sprout - I Trawl the Megahertz
    The original is about my favorite evening wallowing music around. Is there any difference between this and the original Paddy McAloon solo album of yore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    Why isn't Asturias a bigger deal?
    Their new album, Trinity, is balls-to-the-wall Prog. Just the way I like it!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    I just listened to that one the other day and you're right!

    I have it as #1 of 2019 so far
    Just ordered, thanks for the heads-up. I love Electric Asturius.

    Bill

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    My Midseason (11/1/18-4/30/19) and Anticipation for the rest of the year
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    1. Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1
    2. Ours - New Age Heroine II (November 2018)
    3. Owel - Paris
    4. 22 - You Are Creating Limb 2 (November 2018)
    5. The Claypool/Lennon Delirium - South of Reality
    6. Local Natives - Violet Street
    7. Mutemath - Voice in the Silence [EP] (December 2018)
    8. East of the Wall - NP-Complete
    9. Jon Anderson - 1000 Hands
    10. Motorpsycho - The Crucible
    11. The Mercury Tree - Spidermilk
    12. Snarky Puppy - Immigrance
    13. Dream Theater - Distance Over Time
    14. Equipose - Demiurgus
    15. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Fishing for Fishies
    16. Sermon - Birth of the Marvellous
    17. Steve Hackett - At the Edge of Light
    18. Muse - Simulation Theory (November 2018)
    19. Buke and Gase - Scholars
    20. Mind Cinema - Sleep Clinic
    21. Facing New York - Dogtown (December 2018)
    22. Amanda Palmer - There Will Be No Intermission
    23. Queensryche - The Verdict
    24. Dan Mangan - More or Less

    Still Haven't Heard but mean to:
    Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Transiberiana
    Cats in Space - Day Trip to Narnia
    Emily King - Scenery
    Alan Parsons - The Secret
    Radical Face - Therapy [EP]
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    In no particular order:

    Dream Theater - Distance Over Time
    In Continuum - Acceleration Theory
    Jordan Rudess - Wired For Madness
    Lonely Robot - Under Stars
    Neal Morse Band - The Great Adventure
    Queensryche - The Verdict

    Best reissues:

    Hans Lundin - The Solo Years (1982-1989)
    UK - Night After Night - Extended (especially after seeing Jobson Plays UK at ProgStock 2018!)

    Best live:

    District 97 - Septennial: Return to ROSfest
    District 97 - Decennial
    Robin Trower - At The BBC 1973-1975

    Need more listens:

    Alan Parsons - The Secret
    Devin Townsend - Empath
    Evergrey - The Atlantic
    Karfagen - Echoes From Within Dragon Island
    Kinetic Element - The Face Of Life (looks like they will be playing one of the ProgStock 2019 after parties!)
    Not Otherwise Specified - Deadweight
    United Progressive Fraternity - Planetary Overload - Part 1: Loss
    Voyag3r - War Mask (Goblin-like music from Detroit!)

    Upcoming releases that I've preordered or will most likely purchase:

    Aeon Zen - Inveritas (5/10/19)
    Arch/Matheos - Winter Etheral (5/10/19)
    Big Big Train - Grand Tour (5/17/19)
    Brighteye Brison - V (5/24/19)
    The Cilikis - TBA EP
    Heather Findlay - Wild Wild Horses (7/5/19)
    Peter Frampton Band - All Blues (6/7/19)
    Freedom to Glide - SEED (5/31/19)
    Hasse Froberg Musical Companion - Parallel Life (8/29/19)
    Heart of Cygnus - TBA
    Chris Herin (Tiles lead guitarist) - TBA
    In Continuum - Acceleration Theory, Part 2 - TBA
    IZZ - Don't Panic - 5/21/19
    Jolly - Family - 6/22/19
    Dave Kerzner - Static Live - TBA
    King's X - TBA
    Neal Morse - Jesus Christ-The Exorcist - 6/14/19
    Opeth - TBA
    Pattern-Seeking Animals (Keegan, Leonard, Meros, Boegehold) - s/t - 7/5/19
    Pedal Giant Animals - Zeitgeist - 7/14/19
    Bjorn Riis - A Storm Is Coming - 5/3/19
    Stray Cats - 40 - 5/24/19
    Nad Sylvan - The Regal Bastard - 7/5/19
    The Tea Club - TBA
    Thank You Scientist - Terraformer - 6/14/19

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post
    The original is about my favorite evening wallowing music around. Is there any difference between this and the original Paddy McAloon solo album of yore?
    I believe it is the same, he has just decided to consider it a Prefab Sprout album for purposes of the reissue.

    Recently read a piece about McAloon which suggested he has around 40 albums worth of unreleased material in the can. Apparently he writes and records very prolifically, but is quite selective in what he releases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mascodagama View Post
    I believe it is the same, he has just decided to consider it a Prefab Sprout album for purposes of the reissue.

    Recently read a piece about McAloon which suggested he has around 40 albums worth of unreleased material in the can. Apparently he writes and records very prolifically, but is quite selective in what he releases.
    Hot dog jumpin frog!!!!!!! 40 albums of Paddy stuff!!

    Would love to hear some of it...no need to hold the schmalz either

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    My favourites so far:

    Tim Bowness : Flowers At The Scene
    Karl Hector & The Malcouns: Non Ex Orbis
    PoiL: Sus
    David Torn, Tim Berne, Ches Smith: Sun Of Goldfinger
    The Wrong Object: Into The Herd
    Jon Anderson: 1000 Hands - Chapter One
    Supersister Project 2019: Retsis Repus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    My favourites so far:

    Tim Bowness : Flowers At The Scene
    Karl Hector & The Malcouns: Non Ex Orbis
    PoiL: Sus
    David Torn, Tim Berne, Ches Smith: Sun Of Goldfinger
    The Wrong Object: Into The Herd
    Jon Anderson: 1000 Hands - Chapter One
    Supersister Project 2019: Retsis Repus
    Wow, interesting that you have both Poil and Jon Anderson on your list! That is what I call eclectic. I like the new Ni and wanted to like the Poil, but too many strange singing parts defeated me. Glad you are liking it, though.

    neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    Wow, interesting that you have both Poil and Jon Anderson on your list! That is what I call eclectic. I like the new Ni and wanted to like the Poil, but too many strange singing parts defeated me. Glad you are liking it, though.

    neil
    I really like those strange vocal parts. I was kind of disappointed with new ni album. Little bit boring...
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    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    Wow, interesting that you have both Poil and Jon Anderson on your list! That is what I call eclectic. I like the new Ni and wanted to like the Poil, but too many strange singing parts defeated me. Glad you are liking it, though.

    neil
    Maybe you've found the connection with the Jon Anderson album?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    I was kind of disappointed with new ni album. Little bit boring...
    yes

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    Only bought a few so far:

    Dream Theater - Distance Over Time
    Tim Bowness - Flowers At The Scene
    Mostly Autumn - White Rainbow

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