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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 29 May 2018, 20:49

Thought I'd give it a try.





Blooming Great!


Thanks for the prompt.


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And progarchives rates Birds higher, so that's on the list to hear too.
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 29 May 2018, 21:01

<——- Nice one! The Spotify version has 28 tracks and it has to be one of the best extended albums I’ve heard. Great stuff.

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New album from another Dutch band hovering below the line. Starts off a bit obvious metal prog with the sort of blasting chugging guitar riff that puts me off a bit but it gets better as it goes on and when the heavy symphonic elements kick in it does appeal. (Hints of Magic Pie who I bloody love.)

Seem to remember I quite rated their last one but the search function barely works so not much point looking to see what I said back then....

Day Six - Solitary League

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby never/ever » 30 May 2018, 12:42

NP- Conny Olivetti- In Trance as Mission


Having spend several months with this album I can honestly say that this is overall Conny's finest album.

This album has many similarities with his previous output- the New Pop-sensibilities with lively sequencer-parts, the dense instrumentals like hovering clouds over a sundrenched city, all interspersed with spoken word-samples and effects. This album, number 18 (!) has a more thematical approach- opening track Infrastructure sets the tone in mentioning social media's up- and downfall (Cambridge Analytica) and it finds like-minded topics like racism, enlightenment and broken dreams (very effectively emphasized by Spindrift, with its use of the famous I Have a Dream-speech set in a funereal background with crows cawing, leaving an impression of shattered promises and false hope). These particular parts are all set against an electronic-industrial background, giving these fragmented quotes a sinister and very effective backdrop.

The absolute jewel in the crown though is Das Paradies- a track using the ineffable Klaus Kinski reading a fairytale in German, wrapped in a luscious electronic, dub-style background that makes me wish Conny had taken the whole story and soundtracked it. My new favorite track by him and the best thing I heard all year.

In Trance As Mission makes for beautiful (un)easy listening; it reads like a well-written statement, the sonic designs give the proper illuminations to the tracks and propel them with clear intent into your mind. Terrific album.
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Re: PROG CORNER

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Neil Jung » 30 May 2018, 16:10

Lord Rother wrote:More from the Netherlands with one of the ground breakers’ 3rd album, released in 1973.

Earth and Fire - Atlantis

Very trippy. Excellent title track below.



I love this album. The guitarist plays at the very limit of his level of competence!
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 31 May 2018, 08:49

Another new one for me from Leslie West, Jack Bruce and Corky Laing. But then you old fellas already knew that

Of course.

1972 was a very good year.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 31 May 2018, 16:18

Lord Rother wrote:
1972 was a very good year.



Indeed Bob!

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 31 May 2018, 17:40

Steve Hillage - Düsseldorf

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This is really good!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dusseldorf-Ste ... dusseldorf.










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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C. » 31 May 2018, 19:02

NP

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Robust Stuff

Jig A Jig?

Not 'arf

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 31 May 2018, 20:01

Played this last night.



Playing it again.



Excellent.




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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 01 Jun 2018, 08:49

Impressed with Spotify this morning.

I let it play things I might like and it came up with the following, none of which apart from Wishbone Ash (to my recent memory) I have played myself, and all excellent:

For Yasgur’s Farm - Mountain
Too Rolling Stoned - Robin Trower
Miss Evil - Frijid Pink
Waiting in The Wings - BBM
Songs of Yesterday - Free
Evening Over Rooftops - Edgar Broughton Band
You Give Me Loving - Ten Years After
Throw Down The Sword - Wishbone Ash

Made for a good and enlightening drive in to work.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Diamond Dog » 01 Jun 2018, 09:29

Lord Rother wrote:
1972 was a very good year.




There was no Led Zeppelin album in 1972. Your statement needs to be viewed with that in mind.
In other words an extended look into *******’s head, and it seems to have some pretty good things in it (who among us is totally free of mental garbage?) It’s nice to see that he is confident enough so he can play some blues again,I’d like to hear more.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 01 Jun 2018, 10:09

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 01 Jun 2018, 10:21

Lord Rother wrote:
For Yasgur’s Farm - Mountain
Too Rolling Stoned - Robin Trower
Miss Evil - Frijid Pink
Waiting in The Wings - BBM
Songs of Yesterday - Free
Evening Over Rooftops - Edgar Broughton Band
You Give Me Loving - Ten Years After
Throw Down The Sword - Wishbone Ash

Made for a good and enlightening drive in to work.


A delightful list




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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 01 Jun 2018, 15:57

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No wonder Anderson and Squire were impressed with young Rick

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 01 Jun 2018, 17:21

slightbreeze wrote:Image


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No wonder Anderson and Squire were impressed with young Rick


Great choices Chris!






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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 02 Jun 2018, 09:14

Sadly Jon Hiseman will be gone soon.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 02 Jun 2018, 09:20

John aka Josh wrote:Played this last night.



Playing it again.



Excellent.




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Played yesterday too.

I also played this. Also good but more measured - I love the full on rocking out organ on the 1st 2 albums.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 02 Jun 2018, 10:41

Another super selection courtesy of the Spotify algorithm this morning none of which are on the playlists I’ve created myself over the years.

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