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    I really like the album Princess of the Allen Keys by Noisy Diners. It's a project of Italian progger Cristiano Roversi. It's pretty much in the retro-symphonic range, but doesn't sound dated. Excellent musicianship reins and there are male and female vocals. Nad Sylvan sings on several tracks and IMO he sounds better here than on his solo albums. Several tracks are on You Tube and here's one of them:

    This is perfect for those, like me, who will always embrace the music of prog-Genesis or bands like IQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AncientChord View Post
    I really like the album Princess of the Allen Keys by Noisy Diners. It's a project of Italian progger Cristiano Roversi. It's pretty much in the retro-symphonic range, but doesn't sound dated. Excellent musicianship reins and there are male and female vocals. Nad Sylvan sings on several tracks and IMO he sounds better here than on his solo albums. Several tracks are on You Tube and here's one of them:

    This is perfect for those, like me, who will always embrace the music of prog-Genesis or bands like IQ.
    Been waiting for this one to come out in a physical form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    Been waiting for this one to come out in a physical form.
    Me too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AncientChord View Post
    I really like the album Princess of the Allen Keys by Noisy Diners. It's a project of Italian progger Cristiano Roversi. It's pretty much in the retro-symphonic range, but doesn't sound dated. Excellent musicianship reins and there are male and female vocals. Nad Sylvan sings on several tracks and IMO he sounds better here than on his solo albums. Several tracks are on You Tube and here's one of them:

    This is perfect for those, like me, who will always embrace the music of prog-Genesis or bands like IQ.
    Well, THAT was confusing! Especially with the last couple of tracks taking place in current times (I think!). But it had some good playing, and yes, it sounds retro but not dated. But the narration and vocals are all over the place. If it had been in Italian it would have been less confusing!

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    How about a three pack of new Norwegian greatness, anyone?

    Caligonaut "Magnified As Giants"
    Tusmorke "Nordisk Krim"
    Kerrs Pink "Presence Of Life"

    All three are HIGHLY recommended. By me. Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    How about a three pack of new Norwegian greatness, anyone?

    Caligonaut "Magnified As Giants"
    Tusmorke "Nordisk Krim"
    Kerrs Pink "Presence Of Life"

    All three are HIGHLY recommended. By me. Enjoy.
    I just got a Jordsjo notification of a new album to come as well.
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    Mc Gaw's last project

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    How about a three pack of new Norwegian greatness, anyone?

    Caligonaut "Magnified As Giants"
    Tusmorke "Nordisk Krim"
    Kerrs Pink "Presence Of Life"

    All three are HIGHLY recommended. By me. Enjoy.
    And the new Needlepoint is great. And Jordsjo and Motorpsycho on the way!!! 2021 will be the Year Of Norway!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    And the new Needlepoint is great. And Jordsjo and Motorpsycho on the way!!! 2021 will be the Year Of Norway!!!
    Also an elephant9 album released this year. It's good but not as great as previous ones IMHO.
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    New 2020 edition of Miniatures-one minute compositions by lots and lots of folks-some names we know and some we don't.This is the third edition of this collection,started by Morgan Fisher in 1980 and he released Vol. 2 in 2000.

    https://www.barrylamb.com/miniatures-2020.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    How about a three pack of new Norwegian greatness, anyone?

    Caligonaut "Magnified As Giants"
    Tusmorke "Nordisk Krim"
    Kerrs Pink "Presence Of Life"
    The Tusmorke had a street date of 3/5/2021. I have received no notifications that my pre-order is delayed....anyone received their Physical Copy yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    New 2020 edition of Miniatures-one minute compositions by lots and lots of folks-some names we know and some we don't.
    And at least one name we know hiding behind a name we don't know. ("Bobby Willcox")
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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    New 2020 edition of Miniatures-one minute compositions by lots and lots of folks-some names we know and some we don't.This is the third edition of this collection,started by Morgan Fisher in 1980 and he released Vol. 2 in 2000.

    https://www.barrylamb.com/miniatures-2020.html


    https://www.barrylamb.com/store/p56/miniatures2020.html
    Cool! Miniatures is one of my favorite records.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyhead View Post
    The Tusmorke had a street date of 3/5/2021. I have received no notifications that my pre-order is delayed....anyone received their Physical Copy yet?
    I got it from Laser's Edge. I didn't preorder, just ordered it when it appeared in new releases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyhead View Post
    The Tusmorke had a street date of 3/5/2021. I have received no notifications that my pre-order is delayed....anyone received their Physical Copy yet?
    Not yet. I think I did get a shipping notification, though.
    I like the part where Icarus hijacks the Little Red Hen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    How about a three pack of new Norwegian greatness, anyone?

    Caligonaut "Magnified As Giants"
    Tusmorke "Nordisk Krim"
    Kerrs Pink "Presence Of Life"

    All three are HIGHLY recommended. By me. Enjoy.
    Not overly impressed by Caligonaut. Just OK in my book

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    Not overly impressed by Caligonaut. Just OK in my book

    I got the CD. I'm deeply impressed. Daily played for over two weeks. Huge grower. Favorite album in a 2 years.
    Each to their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Not overly impressed by Caligonaut. Just OK in my book
    Hey, its from Norway so it has got to be totally brilliant!! Surely you are mistaken.

    Haven't heared it myself yet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Not overly impressed by Caligonaut. Just OK in my book

    Same. All three were just okay, in my book, as you put it. I am looking forward to the new Jordsjo, however.

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    Perhaps it is just my musical tastes, but the year has gotten off to a slow start for me. In 2020, there were so many great releases that I could barely keep up. In 2021, I have only bought two albums so far:

    Francois Thollot - Happy Lockdown
    Elephant 9 - Arrival of the New Elders

    This doesn't mean that a lot of great music hasn't been released in 2021, but just not in my wheelhouse.

    neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    Same. All three were just okay, in my book, as you put it. I am looking forward to the new Jordsjo, however.

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    Hey Neil,

    Didn't know the other two were already released (maybe not available as physical product yet, though)

    Will listen to Tusmorke tonight, though.

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    So far

    Heliochrysum - Forbidden Structures
    Nun Gun - Mondo Decay
    Sumatran Black - A Taxonomy of Grief
    Mogwai - As the Love Continues
    Dag Rosenqvist - Vråen Centrum

    Nun Gun might be of interest to some folks, maybe...an Algiers offshoot that has Ulver "Perdition City" vibes blended with maybe Massive Attack and 70's noir thriller soundtracks (one track also sounds like they sampled Frizzi's score to Zombi, if that's any reference).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QBDpiALSSo
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    New Jordsjo on May 7th. Hooray.

    https://jordsjo.bandcamp.com/?goal=0...eid=e38a79daac

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Nun Gun might be of interest to some folks, maybe...an Algiers offshoot that has Ulver "Perdition City" vibes blended with maybe Massive Attack and 70's noir thriller soundtracks (one track also sounds like they sampled Frizzi's score to Zombi,
    Look; you lost me. Is it recognizable sympho or not? And isn't Algiers some term or place in Klingon exclusively?
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