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    BEST OF 2019 ... so far

    1/3 of the year is gone already!!!

    my fav so far is the Djam Karet 3-headed album
    A Sky Full Of Stars For A Roof-The Crows of Dust Fall at Night-Beyond The Long Twilight
    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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    I have not heared that many new records yet. Top 3 so far
    1 Lost Crowns - every night something happens
    2 Emme Phyzema - Emme Phyzema
    3 Ikarus - Mosaismic

    A new Poil is already waiting for me and a highly anticipated album of Isildurs bane and Peter Hammill is coming out in 2-weeks.

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    Icarus - Mosaicmic - minimalist jazz with zeuhl feel
    Ni - Pantophobie - French avant punky folky rock
    Lost Cowns - Every night something happens - new psyche pop supergroup from Knifeworld, Stars In Battledress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    I have not heared that many new records yet. Top 3 so far
    1 Lost Crowns - every night something happens
    2 Emme Phyzema - Emme Phyzema
    3 Ikarus - Mosaismic

    A new Poil is already waiting for me and a highly anticipated album of Isildurs bane and Peter Hammill is coming out in 2-weeks.
    You need the ni.
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    So far? I'd have to go with:

    The Mercury Tree-Spidermilk (17 tone microtonal madness. Nothing else quite like it)
    Snarky Puppy-Immigrance (awesome fusion, superbly recorded. Another high quality release from them)
    Ikarus-Mosaismic (superb wordless vocals, over awesome jazzy/proggy grooves)
    Gaspar-The Forest of Gaspar (highly atmospheric, image conjuring, instrumental stuff)
    Beat Circus-These Wicked Things (David Lynch meets Sergio Leone, with tasty dashes of avant-prog thrown in)
    Graham Costello's Strata-Obelisk (dazzling jazz/minimalist/prog/noise/fusion...you name it, all done with highly skilled players and twisting, turning compositions)

    Shaping up to be another great, great year. Likely and confirmed 2019 releases still to look forward to: IZZ, Sonus Umbra, Devil's Staircase, Thank You Scientist, Bent Knee, Tool, Bubblemath, Panzerpappa, Intronaut, Kamencello and lots more I'm sure I'm either forgetting, or don't know about yet!

    neil
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    A couple of my recent favourites:

    35 Tapes - "Lost & Found" (debut album) - Norway.
    Great Wide Nothing - "The View From Olympus" (debut album) - The States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    So far? I'd have to go with:

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    Neil, thank you for the great post. It's so much more helpful when there's just the smallest of descriptions to go with the list - especially with more obscure artists. I am listening to the Ikarus right now because of that.
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    Of the 2019 releases I have heard, not much has risen above the pack. It's been largely average albums. I did not care for Lost Crowns.

    My top 3 would be...

    1. Motorpsycho - The Crucible: A very focused effort in their catalog. It RAWKS a bit, especially on the first track, and the songs naturally progress into each other. I enjoyed it better than The Tower.

    2. Ikarus - Mosaismic: I can already tell you without even listening to the whole thing this will be near the top of my list. It combines two sounds I enjoy Zeuhl's jazzy side with a repetitive minimalist groove VERY reminiscent to Nik Bartsch. Yes please.

    3. Soen - Lotus: Swedish Metal with an emo bend a la Katatonia, Tool, Perfect Circle, heavier sides of Riverside, Opeth, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    Of the 2019 releases I have heard, not much has risen above the pack. It's been largely average albums. I did not care for Lost Crowns.

    My top 3 would be...

    1. Motorpsycho - The Crucible: A very focused effort in their catalog. It RAWKS a bit, especially on the first track, and the songs naturally progress into each other. I enjoyed it better than The Tower.

    2. Ikarus - Mosaismic: I can already tell you without even listening to the whole thing this will be near the top of my list. It combines two sounds I enjoy Zeuhl's jazzy side with a repetitive minimalist groove VERY reminiscent to Nik Bartsch. Yes please.

    3. Soen - Lotus: Swedish Metal with an emo bend a la Katatonia, Tool, Perfect Circle, heavier sides of Riverside, Opeth, etc.
    It would have been great if you just posted a list... Heh.
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    Yokaï - s/t (this psych-prog has a chance at top 5 in December)
    Rustin Man - Drift Code (shades of Rock Bottom)
    Cometh Is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
    Graham Costello's Strata - Obelisk (top jazz stuff so far)
    Ikarus - Mosaismic (thanks Neil - great Zeuhl stuff)
    Wrong Object - Into The Herd
    Panzerpapa - Summarisk Suite
    Spacious Mind - No. 4 or 5 Gravy Band


    Tracteur, Ni, POiL - I'll give them a shot

    What's the deal with the three Djam Karet releases??



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    Greetings,

    For me, it's definitely:

    UMPFEL - As the Waters Cover the Sea
    http://umpfel.bandcamp.com/album/as-...-cover-the-sea



    Another favorite that will be released next month:

    KENNER - 8Ball City
    http://kennermusic.bandcamp.com/album/8ball-city (still in pre-order)



    Cheers,


    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    Neil, thank you for the great post. It's so much more helpful when there's just the smallest of descriptions to go with the list - especially with more obscure artists. I am listening to the Ikarus right now because of that.
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    I wanna hear more of that Kenner

    the Ikarus sounds interesting but is it all acoustic?
    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 MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    I wanna hear more of that Kenner

    the Ikarus sounds interesting but is it all acoustic?
    Unspoken vocals.
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    https://roninrhythmrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mosaismic

    The Icarus is all good, I know that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdventAlan View Post
    Greetings,

    For me, it's definitely:

    UMPFEL - As the Waters Cover the Sea
    http://umpfel.bandcamp.com/album/as-...-cover-the-sea



    Another favorite that will be released next month:

    KENNER - 8Ball City
    http://kennermusic.bandcamp.com/album/8ball-city (still in pre-order)



    Cheers,


    Alan
    Alan, you keep coming up with this stuff. My financial situation is as poor enough as it is.

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    Lost Crowns - every night something happens

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    The Neal Morse Band
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    Lost Crowns
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    But the album I'm waiting for drops May 17th: BIG BIG TRAIN!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post

    But the album I'm waiting for drops May 17th: BIG BIG TRAIN!!!
    Definitely. The most emotional of the moderns, for me. 'Along The Ridgeway', the instrumental sections of 'Leaden Stour' and 'Winchester From St. Giles' Hill' always bring tears to my eyes. Such beautiful, heartwrenching melodies.

    I like the new single, 'Alive', too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdventAlan View Post
    Greetings,

    For me, it's definitely:

    UMPFEL - As the Waters Cover the Sea
    http://umpfel.bandcamp.com/album/as-...-cover-the-sea



    Another favorite that will be released next month:

    KENNER - 8Ball City
    http://kennermusic.bandcamp.com/album/8ball-city (still in pre-order)



    Cheers,


    Alan
    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

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    Have you found any more camples for Kenner? What you included was outstanding!

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    Stratus Luna(nice instrumental progrock/fusion from a new young group)

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    Dream Theater, Neal Morse, Steven Wilson and Dean Martin.
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