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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Hightea » 30 Nov 2018, 04:36

Purgatory Brite wrote:Image

This is the first album I've heard by this band and I like it a great deal. They seem have got the balance between prog and metal just about right. My minor quibble is that the vocals are not very distinctive.


Try some of their earlier albums I like them a bit more although their albums usually take sometime to sink in.
sadly this is the first album without their original guitarist who died suddenly.
see they are coming to America next year. :D

See Brand X tomorrow at a local westchester club.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 30 Nov 2018, 08:48

oooof!


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 01 Dec 2018, 13:55

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best album this year, so far!
Something for mr. C!
"“Elemente”
-
album number seven from the third incarnation of the legendary krautronic
project Kluster/Cluster springs a surprise with a minor sensation: sequencer lines! Using
an array of exclusively analogue instruments, HansJoachim Roedelius, Onnen Bock and
Armin Metz have recorded eight tracks which, at one and the same time, are intrinsically
hypnotic and sublimely beautiful.
In principle, “Elemente” was created in much the same fashion as earlier Qluster albums: the three
musicians met up in Schönberg, a remote hamlet in northern Mecklenburg. The eight pieces were
distilled from the original recordings of their lengthy improvised sessions, with additional elements
added to only three of the tracks in the production process: a synthesizer melody for “Zeno”, a
prepared piano for “Xymelan” and a beat for “Tatum”.
First special feature on the new album: the “tools of the trade”. In their choice of equipment,
Qluster reach back to their own history as Cluster, more than forty years ago, when legendary
albums like “Zuckerzeit”, “Sowiesoso” and “Curiosum” were made. “Elemente” has been crafted exclusively with analogue instruments: a range of analogue synthesizers, rhythm machines, a
Farfisa organ, a Fender Rhodes piano and various effects devices plus second special feature
and making its debut in the band’s narrative! a 1970s sequencer playing an endless loop of
manually recorded melodies, fed through effects and equalizers to achieve that typically hypnotic
sequencer character. Listen out for them on “Perpetuum”, “Xymelan”, “Tatum” and “Lindow”. By
way of contrast, “Weite” and “Infinitum” unfold in vast echo chambers, free of metrics. Between
these two very different musical forms lie “Zeno” and “Symbia”. The former pulsates with long deep
breaths beneath delicate sequences of notes emanating from the ARP 2600, the latter, “Symbia”,
layers a songlike Rhodes piano melody over an echoing, rhythmic Farfisa organ chord.
After four electronic productions and two piano albums, Qluster now invite us to visit eight new and
beguilingly beautiful worlds of sound on “Elemente”.
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Un enfant dans electronica!
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 01 Dec 2018, 14:18

ConnyOlivetti wrote:Image
best album this year, so far!
Something for mr. C!
"“Elemente”
-
album number seven from the third incarnation of the legendary krautronic
project Kluster/Cluster springs a surprise with a minor sensation: sequencer lines! Using
an array of exclusively analogue instruments, HansJoachim Roedelius, Onnen Bock and
Armin Metz have recorded eight tracks which, at one and the same time, are intrinsically
hypnotic and sublimely beautiful.
In principle, “Elemente” was created in much the same fashion as earlier Qluster albums: the three
musicians met up in Schönberg, a remote hamlet in northern Mecklenburg. The eight pieces were
distilled from the original recordings of their lengthy improvised sessions, with additional elements
added to only three of the tracks in the production process: a synthesizer melody for “Zeno”, a
prepared piano for “Xymelan” and a beat for “Tatum”.
First special feature on the new album: the “tools of the trade”. In their choice of equipment,
Qluster reach back to their own history as Cluster, more than forty years ago, when legendary
albums like “Zuckerzeit”, “Sowiesoso” and “Curiosum” were made. “Elemente” has been crafted exclusively with analogue instruments: a range of analogue synthesizers, rhythm machines, a
Farfisa organ, a Fender Rhodes piano and various effects devices plus second special feature
and making its debut in the band’s narrative! a 1970s sequencer playing an endless loop of
manually recorded melodies, fed through effects and equalizers to achieve that typically hypnotic
sequencer character. Listen out for them on “Perpetuum”, “Xymelan”, “Tatum” and “Lindow”. By
way of contrast, “Weite” and “Infinitum” unfold in vast echo chambers, free of metrics. Between
these two very different musical forms lie “Zeno” and “Symbia”. The former pulsates with long deep
breaths beneath delicate sequences of notes emanating from the ARP 2600, the latter, “Symbia”,
layers a songlike Rhodes piano melody over an echoing, rhythmic Farfisa organ chord.
After four electronic productions and two piano albums, Qluster now invite us to visit eight new and
beguilingly beautiful worlds of sound on “Elemente”.


Thank you Leif!






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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 01 Dec 2018, 15:42

C wrote:
Thank you Leif!






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Any time!
You know there is a new Camera album out, right?
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 01 Dec 2018, 15:44

Purgatory Brite wrote:Image

This is the first album I've heard by this band and I like it a great deal. They seem have got the balance between prog and metal just about right. My minor quibble is that the vocals are not very distinctive.


Excellent album. Well worth investigating their catalogue although early stuff had doom tendencies.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 01 Dec 2018, 17:52

ConnyOlivetti wrote:
C wrote:
Thank you Leif!






x


Any time!
You know there is a new Camera album out, right?


Yes! Thanks for that too



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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 01 Dec 2018, 20:04

Decent German band’s 4th album released earlier this year.

I’d have said their initial sound was prog metal light, they are now more into tuneful neo prog territory and a little better for it (for me).

Good album.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Purgatory Brite » 01 Dec 2018, 22:54

Lord Rother wrote:Well worth investigating their catalogue although early stuff had doom tendencies.


Which of their albums would you recommend?

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 01 Dec 2018, 22:59

Trees - The Garden Of Jane Delawney

Not bad, very Fairport but the singer not in same county as Dyble and Denny.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 01 Dec 2018, 23:03

Purgatory Brite wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:Well worth investigating their catalogue although early stuff had doom tendencies.


Which of their albums would you recommend?


Love, Fear and The Time Machine is great and the closest to Wasteland in style. Some good tunes that very gently worm their way in....

Second Life Syndrome is also very good but somewhat heavier.

The rest are also good, a very consistent band imo.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 02 Dec 2018, 00:06

Lord Rother wrote:Trees - The Garden Of Jane Delawney

Not bad, very Fairport but the singer not in same county as Dyble and Denny.

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A bit twee and, dare I say, boring.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 03 Dec 2018, 14:47

1st timer for me for this Irish outfit from the early 70s.

What a lot of music! Nothing that made the blood run faster but jolly pleasant.

(My thought during this was that they were in Camel territory....)

Fruupp - It’s All Up Now - Anthology

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 03 Dec 2018, 21:22

Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions

Canadian Post / math rock band. To be honest I’ve got a bit bored with this sub-genre of late... this isn’t BAD, just not floating my boat. Maybe I need to concentrate harder.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 04 Dec 2018, 10:20

RIP Dick and Jon










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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 04 Dec 2018, 21:09

Having enjoyed Dave Mason's It's Like You Never Left, which was rather good (though I'm not sure it was prog) thought I'd try a bit more Traffic and am thoroughly enthused by


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby robertff » 05 Dec 2018, 06:50

John aka Josh wrote:Having enjoyed Dave Mason's It's Like You Never Left, which was rather good (though I'm not sure it was prog) thought I'd try a bit more Traffic and am thoroughly enthused by


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A wonderful album.



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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 05 Dec 2018, 09:23

Not prog but there are some leanings.... After an excellent debut and a decent enough follow up I had completely forgotten about this lot.

This sounds very good on 1st play which is pleasing.

The Joy Formidable - Aaarth.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 05 Dec 2018, 19:30

robertff wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:Having enjoyed Dave Mason's It's Like You Never Left, which was rather good (though I'm not sure it was prog) thought I'd try a bit more Traffic and am thoroughly enthused by


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A wonderful album.



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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 06 Dec 2018, 20:37

Heavy in places, quiet and reflective in others.

Top Polish band.

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How are you getting on with them Hightea?