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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 21 Jul 2018, 10:13

Early French prog album from 1972, renowned as being one of that country’s best from the era.

Vocals are a tad harsh and caterwally at times but overall a good discovery for me.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Neil Jung » 21 Jul 2018, 11:16

Lord Rother wrote:Good to hear!

Earlier..... Jade Warrior - Way of The Sun

Didn’t get them at all when I first played them a few years ago, but they have been a real grower. As opposed to the African and Far Eastern influences on earlier albums this one is more Latin American. Largely instrumental and although they do rock out a bit more on this album it’s still pretty chilled.

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The rather splendid Anneke Van Giersbergen joined her first (?) band The Gathering in the mid 90s. This is the 2nd album with her up front and (without being anything new for the genre) pretty decent prog metal it is; nice melodies, superbly sung and thankfully none of the chugging metal riffs that make me reach for the off button pretty damn quick.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 21 Jul 2018, 11:49

Fresh Italian prog. (Why do all Italian prog singers sound the same?)

Produced by the mighty Fabio Zuffanti but it still doesn’t do anything for me.

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Re: PROG CORNER

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 21 Jul 2018, 19:48

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Following on from last night's listen. More rock than prog, it is a blast so far.
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 21 Jul 2018, 20:33

C gave this his (kind of) recommendation a week or 2 back highlighting that it was a modern band doing a bit of Gentle Giant. (There’s quite a few of them about as it happens).

Played it for the 2nd time today and it sounded much better than last week when I dipped my toe. Not bad at all.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 21 Jul 2018, 20:51

Dutch band’s 2nd album, released in 2017. Melodic symphonic prog of a high order. Everything is in place, great songs, dramatic keys, ok vocals, decent guitar solos. I do like the Netherlands scene.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Bruce Fowler on Trombone » 21 Jul 2018, 21:19

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Awesome stuff

Let's ROCK!

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Purgatory Brite » 21 Jul 2018, 22:30

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Released earlier this year.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby never/ever » 21 Jul 2018, 23:53

NP:
Yes- The Yes-album.

Gotten Slider's complete Yes-compendium and am playing it now in sequence.
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 21 Jul 2018, 23:56

Purgatory Brite wrote:Image


Released earlier this year.

And wonderful it is, too

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby robertff » 22 Jul 2018, 19:45

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Haven't played this in a while.




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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Bruce Fowler on Trombone » 22 Jul 2018, 22:25

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Broad church

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 23 Jul 2018, 00:01

robertff wrote:Image


Haven't played this in a while.




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Played it just this afternoon whilst sitting in the garden. Perfect on a sunny day.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby never/ever » 23 Jul 2018, 09:52

NP:

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Just found out I'll be Cruising with Rundgren next year...
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 23 Jul 2018, 22:08

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Great album





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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby pcqgod » 24 Jul 2018, 03:33

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Where would rock 'n' roll be without feedback?

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby robertff » 24 Jul 2018, 12:27

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 24 Jul 2018, 21:09

Crystal Palace - Scattered Shards.

German band’s new album. One of the decent few hundred prog bands that I alone appreciate on here for some odd reason. Not sure it’s quite as good as the previous 3 but still beats the crap out of a couple of other new releases I’ve played this week.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 24 Jul 2018, 21:14

Thanks for the recommendation C.


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