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    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    You're not alone. Respectfully, this is a bit of a strange way to release an album!

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    just like the good old days eh? It is unfortunate because I no longer buy CD's..
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    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    Respectfully, this is a bit of a strange way to release an album!

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    Strange ways, here we come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Strange ways, here we come!
    Well, I know that you're loving it Moe, lol. CDs forever, baby!

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    Nosebone, at the beginning of the first track, "Silver Bitches,' is the neighing horse meant to be Silver - the Lone Ranger's horse?

    I just ripped the CD and copied it to my phone, so now I can stream away! And no, I won't share it with anyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    Well, I know that you're loving it Moe, lol. CDs forever, baby!

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    Nevermind...It's a The Smiths album. <sigh>

    (And yes, before anyone points it out...that's a Nirvana album.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Nevermind...It's a The Smiths album. <sigh>

    (And yes, before anyone points it out...that's a Nirvana album.)
    Not that I know much about The Smiths, but I should have picked up on it, I guess. The humorous aside, is your MOe, after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Nosebone, at the beginning of the first track, "Silver Bitches,' is the neighing horse meant to be Silver - the Lone Ranger's horse?
    Yeah, we were just having fun with the Lone Rangers horse and the aging progger !
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    Too lazy to dig through but is this new one available via DL? I'm trying to limit my CD purchases to vinyl only

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Too lazy to dig through but is this new one available via DL? I'm trying to limit my CD purchases to vinyl only
    Download release promised later, I'm waiting on it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Too lazy to dig through but is this new one available via DL? I'm trying to limit my CD purchases to vinyl only
    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Download release promised later, I'm waiting on it too.
    24/352.8K downloads are coming!

    In the meantime , treat yourself to a $12.00 CD (free shipping) with chimps in space artwork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    with chimps in space artwork.
    Represent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    24/352.8K downloads are coming!
    Thank you! Sadly, for me, I'll probably have to convert those wonderful high quality files to AAC or MP3, since that is all my 'listening systems', can play back. And so it goes.

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    Finally got around to playing this tonight. Really like the no nonsense, live in the studio feel! Looking forward to more listens. Congrats Chris!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dok View Post
    Finally got around to playing this tonight. Really like the no nonsense, live in the studio feel! Looking forward to more listens. Congrats Chris!
    Thanks Dok!
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    Travelogue is number 1 on the Gagliarchives Progressive Rock Radio Show!

    Tonight at 10:00 pm

    http://www.gagliarchives.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    Travelogue is number 1 on the Gagliarchives Progressive Rock Radio Show!

    Tonight at 10:00 pm

    http://www.gagliarchives.com/
    You seem surprised at that. Iíll have to tune in.

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    From the Dutch website XYMPHOBIA:


    NEW
    Helmet Of Gnats - Afternoon T
    - American Wood Pt. 1 & 2
    From "Travelogue" (Ambient Records, 2020)
    At the end of 2020 the Helmet Of Gnats album "Travelogue" was released. This American prog fusion band has been around since the 80s but only debuted in 1996, after which two more albums were released in 2004 and 2010. The latter two in particular, “Timeslip” and “High Street”, were very popular with us, with music that lies somewhere on the cutting edge of symphonic rock and jazz rock. And just as the line-up of the band has been stable for years, we can say the same about the music. Per album the accent is sometimes slightly different, but the quality of the compositions is always high and the CDs always sound like a clock thanks to the production work of drummer Mark Conese. His drumming style is just as no-nonsense and natural as his production style: nowhere in the foreground.He forms a solid rhythm section with bassist Wayne Zito, who occasionally lets his fretless bass sound nice and buzzingly prominent. It is alternately guitarist Chris Fox and keyboardist Matthew Bocchino who know a spotlight on them. The latter plays frisky solo parts in “Afternoon T”, but also regularly lays a nice wide organ carpet, over which guitarist Chris Fox will be a soloist. At moments like that, like in the end of “American Wood”, we have to think about Bruford's album “One Of A Kind”. But Helmet Of Gnats is mainly itself and that makes up for the long wait for a new album every time.l
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    ^ Nice review!

    I've had a few more listens. The organ is having the biggest effect on me - next listen I'll try to focus on the guitar solos a bit more. Albums like this take several listens for me to really get to know, but I definitely like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    From the Dutch website XYMPHOBIA:


    NEW
    Helmet Of Gnats - Afternoon T
    - American Wood Pt. 1 & 2
    From "Travelogue" (Ambient Records, 2020)
    At the end of 2020 the Helmet Of Gnats album "Travelogue" was released. This American prog fusion band has been around since the 80s but only debuted in 1996, after which two more albums were released in 2004 and 2010. The latter two in particular, “Timeslip” and “High Street”, were very popular with us, with music that lies somewhere on the cutting edge of symphonic rock and jazz rock. And just as the line-up of the band has been stable for years, we can say the same about the music. Per album the accent is sometimes slightly different, but the quality of the compositions is always high and the CDs always sound like a clock thanks to the production work of drummer Mark Conese. His drumming style is just as no-nonsense and natural as his production style: nowhere in the foreground.He forms a solid rhythm section with bassist Wayne Zito, who occasionally lets his fretless bass sound nice and buzzingly prominent. It is alternately guitarist Chris Fox and keyboardist Matthew Bocchino who know a spotlight on them. The latter plays frisky solo parts in “Afternoon T”, but also regularly lays a nice wide organ carpet, over which guitarist Chris Fox will be a soloist. At moments like that, like in the end of “American Wood”, we have to think about Bruford's album “One Of A Kind”. But Helmet Of Gnats is mainly itself and that makes up for the long wait for a new album every time.l
    Actually the program is called Xymphonia (no phobic types in the team): http://xymphonia.aafm.nl/jan2021.html

    My copy seems to got lost somewhere here in The Netherlands 4 weeks ago.

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    Oops, yes XYMPHONIA, sorry

    CD didn't arrive yet?

    I'll send you another one if it doesn't arrive within two more weeks.
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