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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    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.

    Instrumentally, I like what I am hearing; the vocals not so much.

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    Look; you lost me. Is it recognizable sympho or not? And isn't Algiers some term or place in Klingon exclusively?
    The amusing thing is, in Googling to find an appropriately-snarky comeback, I discovered Algiers IS a reference from Star Trek. Apparently the name of a ship or something. So dammit...that IS kinda/sorta prog

    Still no 'trons though, and only 2021 edition Steven Wilson would say nice things about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    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
    Did we see Algiers at Big Ears?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Did we see Algiers at Big Ears?
    We did! They were pretty darn cool, if memory serves (feels like a lifetime ago). Nun Gun is half of Algiers, doing a slightly more noir-ish electronic sound that is still definitely Algiers DNA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Did we see Algiers at Big Ears?
    At The Standard, socially conscious themes as I recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    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
    Francois Thollot has a new one (!) just released yesterday - go to the Sherzoo page on Bandcamp, it's called Virtually Spring.


    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Will listen to Tusmorke tonight, though.

    That's interesting, the cover art has changed from what's on the physical CD! But it says Mumia, is there different art for each song or something? Maybe Mumia was released as a single - I'm a little confused by this.

    About Caligonaut: I was startled to find that the CD sounds, to me, far superior to listening to the album from Bandcamp or Spotify. I never really notice those differences. Then I had the same experience with the new Tusmorke! The Caligonaut is very well recorded and produced. Jacob Holm-Lupo did the mastering. Noticing that then got me into looking at Hans Frederick Froislie's discography. I didn't know that he and Jacob own Termo Records together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Francois Thollot has a new one (!) just released yesterday - go to the Sherzoo page on Bandcamp, it's called Virtually Spring.
    Whoa. Thanks. The man is certainly prolific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    Whoa. Thanks. The man is certainly prolific.

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    well the lockdown probably gave hipm a lot of time for composing


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    Here's an awesome new release, from Canadian instrumental, psych/fusion/prog maniacs, Mahogany Frog. I like.



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    2019 for their previous album (Ofel), but Hoodna Orchestra is planning three releases EP in 2021



    their first EP Alem Alem:

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    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    Here's an awesome new release, from Canadian instrumental, psych/fusion/prog maniacs, Mahogany Frog. I like.



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    This one got my attention. Thanks.

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    If you're looking for full blown classic symphonic prog then the new Cast "Vigesimus" fits the bill. My personal favorite in this vein is the Noisy Diner's "the Princess of the Allen Keys' which has been mentioned in this thread. I also enjoyed the Artnat "The Mirror Effect" (clever take off on the name Tantra") and If you like the basic light prog ala Camel then maybe the new Lifesigns "Altitude" my be worth listening to.... if you're into the new Kerrs Pink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagmaShark View Post
    If you're looking for full blown classic symphonic prog then the new Cast "Vigesimus" fits the bill. My personal favorite in this vein is the Noisy Diner's "the Princess of the Allen Keys' which has been mentioned in this thread. I also enjoyed the Artnat "The Mirror Effect" (clever take off on the name Tantra") and If you like the basic light prog ala Camel then maybe the new Lifesigns "Altitude" my be worth listening to.... if you're into the new Kerrs Pink.
    I see that ARTNAT is related to the band TANTRA, also from Portugal. Do you know where I can find TANTRA's music? I'm going to listen to ARTNAT...
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    1. Transatlantic The Absolute Universe
    2. Cast Vigesimus
    3. JPL Sapiens Part Two
    4. Lifesigns Altitude
    5. Kerrs Pink Presence Of Life
    6. Caligonaut Magnified As Giants
    7. Tusmorke Nordisk Krim
    8. Antony Kalugin Stellar Gardener
    9. Meer Playing House
    10. Liquid Tension Experiment LTE3

    So excited for new music from Jordsjo, Motorpsycho, Kaipa, Neal Morse Band and Marillion too. 2021 has been awesome so far!!!
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    Top 6 sof ar
    Godspeed you! Black emperor - G_D'S PEE AT STATE'S END!
    Needlepoint - Walking up that valley
    Bisbayé - Le Sens de la fin
    Thumbscrew - Never is enough
    Meer- Playing House
    Angel Ontalva - Song to say goodbye to

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    1. Transatlantic The Absolute Universe
    2. Cast Vigesimus
    3. JPL Sapiens Part Two
    4. Lifesigns Altitude
    5. Kerrs Pink Presence Of Life
    6. Caligonaut Magnified As Giants
    7. Tusmorke Nordisk Krim
    8. Antony Kalugin Stellar Gardener
    9. Meer Playing House
    10. Liquid Tension Experiment LTE3

    So excited for new music from Jordsjo, Motorpsycho, Kaipa, Neal Morse Band and Marillion too. 2021 has been awesome so far!!!
    Have you checked out the new Cosmograf yet? I gave it one listen and it sounded pretty impressive! I, too, look forward to new Jordsjo, Motorpsycho, and Marillion. I HOPE the Marillion comes out in 2021! I won't hold my breath though...
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    Standouts for me:

    Fred Frith & Ikue Mori - A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall
    Rhiannon Giddens - They're Calling Me Home
    George Lewis - The Recombinant Trilogy
    Nahawa Doumbia - Kanawa
    Valerie June - The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers

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    So far:
    Bisbayé - Le Sens de la fin
    Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Ding Dong You're Dead
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    Hedvig Mollstad Trio - Ding Dong You're Dead
    Black Country, New Road - For The First Time
    John Zorn - Bagatelles (4CD Box)
    Bisbaye - Le Sens De La Fin
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - G-d's Pee at State's End
    Rabbit Rabbit Radio - The Animal I Am
    Thumbscrew - Never Is Enough
    Chloe Herington - Silent Reflux
    Squid - Bright Green Field
    Sons Of Kemet - Black To The Future
    Desertion Trio - Numbers Maker

    Holding out high hopes for the yet to be received

    Portico Quartet - Terrain
    Black Midi - Cavalcade
    Jack O' The Clock - Leaving California
    The Holy Family - s/t (non-Guapo Guapo)
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    Top 7 so far:

    1. Needlepoint : Walking Up That Valley (NO) ****
    2. Stephen Thelen : Fractal Guitar 2 (CH) ****-
    3. Elephant9 : Arrival Of The New Elders (NO) ****-
    4. Rabbit Rabbit Radio : Rabbit Rabbit Radio, Vol. 4 - The Animal I Am (US) ***½
    5. 3.2 : Third Impression (US) ***½
    6. Nik Bärtsch: Entendre (CH) ***½
    7. Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra: Promises (US) ***½
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    Off the balding top of me head.....

    Miniatures 2020(released in 2021)
    Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt-Made Out Of Sound
    Eris 136199-Peculiar Velocities
    Dinosaurs With Horns-Pink Cow-Rick Potts and Joseph Hammer
    Reissue and archival:
    Egisto Macchi-The Complete Ayna Sessions 72-75
    Ennio Morricone/Bruno Nicolai-Musiche Per L'Immagine e L'immaginazione
    Michael Ranta-Taiwan Years

    Dept. of Jazz:

    Vijay Iyer-Uneasy
    Archival releases and reissues
    Group Sounds Four & Five-Black & White Raga(issued 12/20/2020 so i'll let this into this years roster)
    Neil Ardley-Kaleidoscope of Rainbows-QEH 20 Oct 1975
    Cecil Taylor-Mixed To Unit Structures Revisited
    Mike Taylor-Trio,Quartet & Composer Revisited

    Paul Bley Trio-Touching & Blood Revisited
    Roberto Miranda's Home Music Ensemble-Live at Bing Theatre Los Angeles 1985
    Hasaan Ibn Ali-Metaphysics-The Lost Atlantic Album
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    Kari Band with Friends - Live at Streaming Best jazz/fusion cd this year.
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