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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 09 Jul 2019, 14:20

ptf - The World(s)

Japanese instrumental symphonic prog. Dominated by the very nice violin and piano.

A lot of Japanese prog is too weird for me but this is under control and very nice, if a bit monotonous in the end. (There’s one heavy track chucked in near the end which feels odd in the context of the rest of it.)

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 09 Jul 2019, 18:07

Ballad of Jethro Tull.

A snip at £275. Only 500 copies being printed so better get in quick.

https://rocket88books.com/products/ball ... re-edition

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 09 Jul 2019, 18:34

Lord Rother wrote:Ballad of Jethro Tull.

A snip at £275. Only 500 copies being printed so better get in quick.

https://rocket88books.com/products/ball ... re-edition


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 09 Jul 2019, 20:43

C wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:Ballad of Jethro Tull.

A snip at £275. Only 500 copies being printed so better get in quick.

https://rocket88books.com/products/ball ... re-edition


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 10 Jul 2019, 16:19

Great live too (Hippodrome, Golders Green 1977 BBC In Concert)

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Re: PROG CORNER

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 13 Jul 2019, 09:57

Nad Sylvan is the guy who sings the Gabriel stuff with Steve Hackett - I haven’t FULLY switched on to his solo stuff yet but I think it’s worth persisting with....

Just played this track and it sounded superb so today may be the day to submerge....


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 13 Jul 2019, 10:24

I’ve played this 3 or 4 times in the last couple of weeks, so it must be ok!

Dreamy, psyched folk pop prog - (sometimes I nearly embarrass myself with my assessments of what an album sounds like. When I read them back I often think wtf are you on about!?) :lol:

Anyway.... this is a Swedish band (kind of a super group as all members have an established history elsewhere). I think their output in other bands tends to be somewhat heavier.

The Amazing - Gentle Stream

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 13 Jul 2019, 11:30

Lord Rother wrote:Nad Sylvan is the guy who sings the Gabriel stuff with Steve Hackett

He does a good job too








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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 13 Jul 2019, 13:28

Issun - Dark Green Glow

Completely unknown band, there’s almost nothing about them on the internet although they are developing a website at the moment (they say).

Vocals are unaccented English but I believe they may be German.

Tobias Schröder Vocals,Keys,Percussion
Simon Schröder-Drums
Marc Andrejkovits-Bass
Markus Ottenberg-Guitars

This is their 2nd album and damn fine it is. Really nice discovery. Hard edged (not metal) melodic modern prog. (Same lines as the excellent Evership and maybe It Bites.)

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Neil Jung » 15 Jul 2019, 22:00

Lord Rother wrote:Nad Sylvan is the guy who sings the Gabriel stuff with Steve Hackett - I haven’t FULLY switched on to his solo stuff yet but I think it’s worth persisting with....

Just played this track and it sounded superb so today may be the day to submerge....



I think that’s his best track, the solos by Hackett and Govan are tremendous. I can’t see the join nor do I know who plays when, but I’ve played this dozens of times. He has a new album out any day now.
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 16 Jul 2019, 05:51

It’s already released (5th July).

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 17 Jul 2019, 21:20

Wanted something as background music that wouldn’t disturb concentration, and thought of Eno.... it did the trick - it’s really really boring.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 17 Jul 2019, 21:25

One play on the way to the office, and another on the way back this evening.

Excellent follow up to their marvellous debut album.

This Winter Machine - A Tower Of Clocks

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 17 Jul 2019, 21:34

Another one suitable for the work day.

Their profile says this - “Amethystium is the soundtrack to a journey – between light and darkness, humanity and fantasy. A dreamy fusion of ambient electronica, world music and neoclassical darkwave, the music walks a tight-rope between bliss and melancholy, taking listeners on an emotive escape from the ordinary.”

It’s actually a fair bit better than that suggests. Not something I’d dash back to hear again, but certainly better than Eno.

Amethystium - Isabliss

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And Emblem by same artist, which it seems is a compilation.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Jeemo » 17 Jul 2019, 22:08

C wrote:Great live too (Hippodrome, Golders Green 1977 BBC In Concert)

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby pcqgod » 18 Jul 2019, 04:03

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Cauldron - New Gods (2018)

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