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    If you fancy a bit of chilled out prog-fusion, the first single off the forthcoming album with my new project Solstein is out today. Ft. Stian Larsen on lead guitar, myself on bass, rhythm guitar and keys, Keith Carlock on drums, Bill Bressler on lead synth and Martin Windstad on percussion.

    https://link.isitjazzrecords.no/Sols...da?location=94
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    Fun stuff! Here's the Bandcamp link: https://solstein.bandcamp.com/album/solstein

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    The new Seven Impale album is blowing my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal Plumage View Post
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    Beautifull artwork.

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    The new Seven Impale album is blowing my mind.
    Got to clean my brain matter off the walls. Seriously, amazing. I'm stunned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    The new Seven Impale album is blowing my mind.
    I ordered it yesterday after a quick scan of the tracks on Bandcamp (though I'd heard the third track earlier when it was released). I have some reservations, primarily around the vocals, but I want to give this one a shot. The second track, "Hydra," is the only one that got me super excited. Unsurprisingly, it's instrumental. The last track has potential as well. I'm hoping that hearing the whole thing will make it click better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    The new Seven Impale album is blowing my mind.
    that's very good new, because I was unimpressed at first listen. So I will give it some time.

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    The singing in the new Seven Impale album really turns me off. Some instrumental parts are good, but I could do without the singing.

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    At two listens in, I'm struggling with the new Seven Impale, and I SO want to love it. All of the elements and ingredients that make them who they are are there....but the compositions and cool riffs aren't. There are passages when it starts to come alive and I think "alright, here we go", but it just never seems to sustain itself. And I'm fine with their vocals; always liked them. I haven't given up, but I'm sensing rust after the long lay-off.

    There are those who seem to be loving it though, and that's great. For anyone who is blown away by the album, and hasn't heard their earlier stuff, I can't recommend Contrapasso and City of the Sun highly enough. Both are amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conti View Post
    The singing in the new Seven Impale album really turns me off. Some instrumental parts are good, but I could do without the singing.
    Different strokes. I like the singing. He's a professional opera singer. Such vocal control. And he uses his voice like a musical instrument to provide texture/tone and atmosphere. He's not singing choruses for sure. His vocals add patina, accents, and ambiance, furthering the concept and story along.

    Very little lead guitar...if any. It seems to me that everybody's musical contribution serves the composition. Dense compositions. Grows on me with each listen. That said, I understand why Summit won't be every proghead's cup of tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Holm-Lupo View Post
    If you fancy a bit of chilled out prog-fusion, the first single off the forthcoming album with my new project Solstein is out today. Ft. Stian Larsen on lead guitar, myself on bass, rhythm guitar and keys, Keith Carlock on drums, Bill Bressler on lead synth and Martin Windstad on percussion.

    https://link.isitjazzrecords.no/Sols...da?location=94
    Short but sounds decent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    I ordered it yesterday after a quick scan of the tracks on Bandcamp (though I'd heard the third track earlier when it was released). I have some reservations, primarily around the vocals, but I want to give this one a shot. The second track, "Hydra," is the only one that got me super excited. Unsurprisingly, it's instrumental. The last track has potential as well. I'm hoping that hearing the whole thing will make it click better.

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    The second track is not instrumental at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawford Glissadevil View Post
    Different strokes. I like the singing. He's a professional opera singer. Such vocal control. And he uses his voice like a musical instrument to provide texture/tone and atmosphere. He's not singing choruses for sure. His vocals add patina, accents, and ambiance, furthering the concept and story along.

    Very little lead guitar...if any. It seems to me that everybody's musical contribution serves the composition. Dense compositions. Grows on me with each listen. That said, I understand why Summit won't be every proghead's cup of tea.
    Seems like their points of reference here are mid-20th century classical music (opening track makes it clear - Ligeti and Messiaen are there) and the new wilder brand of fusion.
    bassist in Papangu, a zeuhl metal band from Brazil https://papangu.bandcamp.com/album/holoceno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    The second track is not instrumental at all.
    Really? OK, perhaps I skimmed too much. I liked what I heard and I didn't catch any lyrics, but if they're there then I stand corrected. This is why I bought the album. I'm open to being won over, and I'll give a very solid chance.

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    Like Bill, I prefer Hydra (2nd) and Sysyphus (4th), to the rest of the album.






    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    At two listens in, I'm struggling with the new Seven Impale, and I SO want to love it. All of the elements and ingredients that make them who they are are there....but the compositions and cool riffs aren't. There are passages when it starts to come alive and I think "alright, here we go", but it just never seems to sustain itself. And I'm fine with their vocals; always liked them. I haven't given up, but I'm sensing rust after the long lay-off.

    There are those who seem to be loving it though, and that's great. For anyone who is blown away by the album, and hasn't heard their earlier stuff, I can't recommend Contrapasso and City of the Sun highly enough. Both are amazing.

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    Hey Neil,

    Also currently on my second listen of their new one, and I kind of like it... I could also do without the vocals, but in terms of instrumental spaces, it's doing fine. Much better than Contrapasso (that's for sure), of which I could never go to the end. Something really bugged/bothered me ... maybe it was also the production of the album (sounds like a thingie for metalheads), but everything I liked about their debut (the VdGG influences) seems to have vanished with CP. But then again, I'm not that much in phase with what Karisma has released in the last few years (too metal-ish for me). Apparently Summit is not on Karisma, but the start of Ikaros (3rd track) brought back the issues that I had with CP , but its second part is better.

    I saw them in Soignies' Prog Resiste festival a few months before they released CP, and I bought their debut (signed by them), which I still spin once in a while.
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post





    Hey Neil,

    Also currently on my second listen of their new one, and I kind of like it... I could also do without the vocals, but in terms of instrumental spaces, it's doing fine. Much better than Contrapasso (that's for sure), of which I could never go to the end. Something really bugged/bothered me ... maybe it was also the production of the album (sounds like a thingie for metalheads), but everything I liked about their debut (the VdGG influences) seems to have vanished with CP. But then again, I'm not that much in phase with what Karisma has released in the last few years (too metal-ish for me). Apparently Summit is not on Karisma, but the start of Ikaros (3rd track) brought back the issues that I had with CP , but its second part is better.

    I saw them in Soignies' Prog Resiste festival a few months before they released CP, and I bought their debut (signed by them), which I still spin once in a while.
    There are certainly those out there who prefer City of the Sun over Contrapasso, and find the latter a bit bloated. But to me, CP is their masterpiece; just loaded with incredible song-writing, amazing riffs and creativity. I never really thought of it in a metal context, at all, but I guess that all things are relative.

    I'm going to give the new one, as someone put it, "that magical third spin" and hope for better results. Thus far it just hasn't measured up to what came before, to my ears, but hopefully it will be a grower for me.

    Neil
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    Cranked it in the car today for that all important third listen and I have to say that this time I am digging it. Not sure why it didn't do it for me earlier...not playing it loud enough, wrong conditions, sky high expectations after Contrapasso, but this time it hit quite well.

    I still think that Hunter could use a bit more variety on that one main riff they (over?)use, but tracks 2-4 all clicked. Not for everybody, but I actually like the heavier vibe of the third track.

    Super glad that I was able to come around, lol, as I really like this band. Everything deserves at least three listens, seems to hold true.

    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal Plumage View Post
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    Wow, this is fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Holm-Lupo View Post
    If you fancy a bit of chilled out prog-fusion, the first single off the forthcoming album with my new project Solstein is out today.
    Sounds good, but I'd love even more loungy vibe.

    Jacob, your Wobbler book is an absolute pleasure read. It's SO fantastically great to see this cultural anomaly we (and few others) know be subjected to presentations from within - as opposed to contrived angles of external perspective or (uh...) "critical theory". Not in the shape of an academic dissertion/dissection but of firm enthusiasm and blunt sincerity at that. The Thule piece was arguably more journalistically redemptive, but the Wobb beckons pure love from start to finish. I spun From Silence to Somewhere again tonight, and 'though I always dug it there was more to process now.

    For those unaware of what I'm speaking; the ongoing Norwegian release series of 'Norske albumklassikere' - an organized connoisseur endeavour of reissuing titles of both established stature and niche obscurity on vinyl and sometimes CD, originally initiated by onetime media celebrity gone idealist label magnate and heroic music-philanthropist and archivist Christer Falck.

    The complete trick comes when each release is accompanied by a separately published written address - mostly essayistic in nature/form - by someone fairly renowned and versed/dedicated to the work in question. Some of the very greatest and most beloved Norwegian records (and not confined to rock music) - Materialtretthet by The Aller Vrste, the debut Folque, the Kjtt s/t, Farmers Market (that's a landmark bolk of literature in itself!) and DeLillos' Hjernen Er Alene (one of the best albums ever in Norway, no matter genre) - these are the batches to relate.

    Jacob has authored two of them; on Thule's Natt and (alas) Wobbler's FStS. Personal interpretations, settings of context and connection through first-hand source and interviews, deductive factuals and decisions. No translations into English as of yet, I'm afraid - but this is seminal lyre nonetheless.

    The books are short and tad expensive but classy, exclusive and priceless - and deemed to garner valor as collector's items. I love it!

    See them here: https://www.platekompaniet.no/produk...SAAEgJkffD_BwE
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    While speaking of former yore; post-rock was once a quite flourishing grace here in Norway, with some marvellously singular and different candidates serving generic. Salvatore, Monopot and Samuel Jackson Five were reasonably popular attractions on the live scene here in Oslo, but the best (IMO) were these three:



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    I've got four albums by The White Birch; strong melancholic music, although the first one (People Now Human Beings) was a bit harder if I remember correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    While speaking of former yore; post-rock was once a quite flourishing grace here in Norway, with some marvellously singular and different candidates serving generic. Salvatore, Monopot and Samuel Jackson Five were reasonably popular attractions on the live scene here in Oslo, but the best (IMO) were these three:



    I'm a huge fan of Samuel Jackson Five's self titled also Youth Pictures Of Florence Henderson is pretty good. I need to check out the ones you recommend although I'm sure I looked into Tuna Laguna although not being a fan of tuna I may have passed.
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