Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 12 Mar 2016, 13:37

Overhead - And We're Not Here After All

Finnish band - quite pleasant melodic soft sympho prog. Nothing to get excited about but I don't resent the 50 minutes dedicated to it.

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Postby Lord Rother » 12 Mar 2016, 13:55

They seem to have moved away from the sound that imitated Porcupine Tree quite successfully, and this album is more mainstream pop metal without too much prog.

Nothing wrong with that and there's some nice playing but it's all a bit obvious and could be any one of a hundred other similar bands.

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 25 Mar 2016, 13:29

New Norwegian band - heavy but not too metallic on the whole. Decent rock singer with a Dickisnon Gillan thing going on. Also on lower ranges sounds exactly like Magic Pie's singer although apparently isn't.

Debut release from Permian Incident in 2015.

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 25 Mar 2016, 16:18

Bit of a broad church post, even for this thread, but I really rather like this band.

Quite Keane-ish I suppose (which might be enough to put some off) but they write nice songs and have a touch of class. I think they've had a couple of minor hit singles but don't hold that against them.

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 30 Mar 2016, 09:18

Nick Beggs' recent solo project release.... (With Marco Minnemann and Roger King)

The Mute Gods - Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 02 Apr 2016, 10:33

They had to change / evolve but this is moving towards a more ambient sound with less crescendo and guitar in the mix consequently not as enjoyable for me as the earlier albums. (Maybe I need to give it more time.)

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 06 Apr 2016, 09:37

Riverside - Voices In My Head

Their EP from 2005. Smooth as silk.

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 14 Apr 2016, 08:20

Swedish Rock band's 3rd album - superbly OTT in places with Freddie-type vocals, and fairly heavy guitars through most tracks. Nothing very prog about this but good songs and deserving of a wider audience.

Jono - "Silence"

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 11 Dec 2016, 19:55

8 months later.....

Nth Ascension - "In Fine Initium"

Neo prog band hailing from Blackpool; they can be a bit over dramatic and are quite heavy enough for me but there's some really good stuff on this 2016 release.

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 15 Dec 2016, 20:23

Atmospheric post rock from Somerset.

Always pretty epic, although the post rock quiet loud quiet tendency that they very embraced earlier are not so obvious now, especially as the vocals have become more of a feature - another decent album.

Blueneck - The Outpost

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 16 Dec 2016, 20:22

Mahoosively influenced by Floyd (but) this is a really nice album from Canada.

Innserspace - The Village.


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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 16 Dec 2016, 20:50

Esben and The Witch - Older Terrors

Bit too bleak, heavy and brutal for me if I'm honest, but seems to be getting good reviews so I might give it another chance to see if it grows on me.

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 18 Dec 2016, 10:34

My 1st listen to Finnish band Nightwish - metal, dramatic, orchestral with big female vocals. Overblown I suppose as you'd expect from the genre but pretty epic, not bad at all.

Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 22 Apr 2017, 12:53

Slim wrote:OK, this will never make 500 pages, but what the Hell! A thread for those who appreciate the 'new wave' of progressive music.

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I loved the previous album 'Lightdark' and this is just as good in my opinion.


Lovely album. About time this thread found its legs again.

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 03 May 2017, 17:36

Danish post rock with all the familiar elements of the genre but the quiet loud quiet and crescendo bits are a little more subtle than is sometimes found. Decent.

(More Caspian than Explosions In The Sky.)

The Seven Mile Journey - "Notes For The Synthesis"

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 25 Apr 2018, 09:12

The founder has returned....

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 30 Apr 2018, 21:08

2018 release from German band Frequency Drift.

Sokay.

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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby never/ever » 30 Apr 2018, 21:42

Lord Rother wrote:The founder has returned....


He has? Oh goodie!

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Glacial, post-electronica almost. Very, very good.
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Re: Post-Prog Corner - First Movement (Quality Not Quantity)

Postby Lord Rother » 01 May 2018, 09:21

Swedish band’s latest album from 2017, Brother Ape - Karma.

They have evolved from a prog jazz fusion band into something much more acceptable to my ears.

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