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    The best thing about progressive ears is posts like yours, which bring unconventional music outside of the Prog sphere to my attention.Thanks.

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    Black Country, New Road - For the First Time (so beautifully mispelled by Ian - you're getting old man )

    You can call it whatever you want, but this is an excellent, relevant, fresh piece of experimental, post-punk music with hints of world music, jazz and math rock. Its virtue is erasing its influences to the point of unrecognizable and molding the music into meaningful songs with worthy lyrics. And don't start me on the vocals, the vocals is exactly what these songs and music need. They fit.

    At some point I thought I was listening to early Embryo, channeled into a modern setting. Hyper intelligent and to the point stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Black Country, New Road - For the First Time (so beautifully mispelled by Ian - you're getting old man )
    , dear god, it looked right when I wrote it, fantastically spoonerized. I'm getting old, it's a fantastic album!!
    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    , dear god, it looked right when I wrote it, fantastically spoonerized. I'm getting old, it's a fantastic album!!
    it's too long of a name, to your defense. I always look it up before quoting the band.

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    I am pretty sure you're off topic here Sir. Mixed the threads maybe? Anyway, Radim deserves to be everywhere. I wouldn't call 33 his best, but it's a really accomplished record. The Rush analogy holds, on first listen that was my initial reaction. It seems like they got to the same place from different roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    I am pretty sure you're off topic here Sir. Mixed the threads maybe?
    I like the part where Icarus hijacks the Little Red Hen.

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    My 2021 Top 10...so far

    Caligonaut- Magnified as Giants
    Ciccada- Harvest
    Evership- The Uncrowned King- Act 1
    Noisy Diners- The Princess of Allen Keys (The History of Manto)
    The Emerald Dawn- To Touch the Sky
    Cast- Vegesimus
    Elephant9- Arrival of the New Elders
    Needlepoint- Walking up that Valley
    Jean-Pierre Louveton- Sapiens Chapitre 2/3: Deus Ex Machina
    Illuminae- Dark Horizons
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    2021 Top 10...so far

    Caligonaut- Magnified as Giants
    Ciccada- Harvest
    Evership- The Uncrowned King- Act 1
    Noisy Diners- The Princess of Allen Keys (The History of Manto)
    The Emerald Dawn- To Touch the Sky
    Cast- Vegesimus
    Elephant9- Arrival of the New Elders
    Needlepoint- Walking up that Valley
    Jean-Pierre Louveton- Sapiens Chapitre 2/3: Deus Ex Machina
    Illuminae- Dark Horizons
    Nice list! I’ll have to check out the few I don’t know. What’s Illuminae like?
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    So far (and I'm sure I'm missing one or two)

    Hedvig Mollstad Trio - Ding Dong You're Dead
    Needlepoint – Walking Up That Valley
    Matthew Halsall - Salute To The Sun
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - G-d's Pee at State's End
    Sons Of Kemet - Black To The Future
    Hoodna Orchestra – Offel
    Elephant9 - Arrival of the New Elders
    Needlepoint- Walking up that Valley
    Tusmorke – Nordisc Krim
    Machine Mass Sextet – Intrusion
    François Thollot – Virtually Spring
    Nik Bärtsch – Entendre
    Ryley Walker And Kikagaku Moyo – Deep Fried Gtandeur
    Caligonaut - Magnified As Giants
    Francois Thollot - Happy Lockdown



    Still to discover:
    Jordsjo – Pastoralia
    Portico Quartet - Terrain
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loosefish View Post
    Stuff wot i have liked:

    The Gasman - Depersonalisation
    Thanks for this post, I've been really digging what I've sampled of this one.
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    There is quite a lot of variety in these best of 2021 (so far) lists, by DPRP writers

    https://weekendprog.blogspot.com/202...f-2021-so.html

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    For what its worth and in no particular order, here are my current favourites of 2021 so far


    Elephant 9 - Arrival of the New Elders
    Graham Costello's Strata - Second Lives
    Azmari - Samā'ī
    Dewa Budjana - Naurora
    Naissam Jalal - Un autre monde
    Stephan Thelen - Fractal Guitar 2
    Echoes of Zoo - Breakout
    Hoodna Orchestra - Alem Alem
    Hedvig Mollestad Trio- Ding Dong Your Dead
    Sauropoda - Pangea
    Badge Époque Ensemble -Future, Past & Present
    French Tv - All Our Failures Are Behind us

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    My 2021 favourites so far:

    Jack O' The Clock : Leaving California (US)
    Sebastian Fagerlund: Cello Concerto "Nomade" & Water Atlas (FI)
    black midi : Cavalcade (UK)
    Ske: Insolubilia (IT)
    Needlepoint : Walking Up That Valley (NO)
    Elephant9 : Arrival Of The New Elders (NO)
    Gojira: Fortitude (FR)
    Möbius Strip : Time Lag (IT)
    Stephen Thelen: Fractal Guitar (CH)
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    Quote Originally Posted by prestonplatform View Post
    There is quite a lot of variety in these best of 2021 (so far) lists, by DPRP writers

    https://weekendprog.blogspot.com/202...f-2021-so.html
    Interesting lists thanks! Pretty varied, as you said.

    Also- they have links to their selections for the best of 2020 and 2019.

    I've never heard of a lot of the listed items, and will need to do some research...
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Nice list! I’ll have to check out the few I don’t know. What’s Illuminae like?
    It is quite an exceptional album, which I think you will really enjoy

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    Will certainly add the following pretty high up my final list.

    Craig Fortnam - Ark
    Ske - Insolubilia
    Holy Family - s/t
    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Interesting lists thanks! Pretty varied, as you said.

    I've never heard of a lot of the listed items, and will need to do some research...
    I am confident you will find something to enjoy.

    I think DPRP has become a much more diverse site over the last six or seven years and their end of year lists show that to good effect

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