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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 18 Aug 2018, 08:50

Gotta love a bit of Mike Oldfield although this is not one of my absolute favourites.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 18 Aug 2018, 08:58

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Broad church but a splendid album, released 6 years after the equally excellent A Walk Across The Rooftops.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 18 Aug 2018, 09:51

I didn’t care much for Drifting Sun when I first heard them a few years ago but I’m glad I dipped in again recently as this latest album from 2017 is very good.

More Gentle Giant influence on this, the title track from the album.


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 18 Aug 2018, 19:38

Lord Rother wrote: So there is a particular type of album that suits the environment quite well. Largely instrumental works well. Nothing too heavy. Long tracks that meander are good too.

SBB definitely tick boxes....

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Ticking the same boxes for me. Hadn't played this one before, I'm enjoying it - rather predictably. Almost played Ommadawn, my absolute favourite Oldfield album (I gave up around Tubular Bells II).
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Postby C » 18 Aug 2018, 20:19

Lord Rother wrote:Gotta love a bit of Mike Oldfield although this is not one of my absolute favourites.

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My fave







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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 18 Aug 2018, 21:42

Click on the Drifting Sun track guys and let me know what you think.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 19 Aug 2018, 00:06

Lord Rother wrote:Click on the Drifting Sun track guys and let me know what you think.





First impression - it's OK.

I enjoyed the start with its choral arrangement, didn't like the next section, then it was just meh before picking up again with a guitar solo & a pleasing vocal arrangement.

Shall give it another listen tomorrow, they clearly do have something though it may not be my particular cup of tea.
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Postby Phenomenal Cat » 19 Aug 2018, 01:13

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 19 Aug 2018, 10:36

John aka Josh wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:Click on the Drifting Sun track guys and let me know what you think.





First impression - it's OK.

I enjoyed the start with its choral arrangement, didn't like the next section, then it was just meh before picking up again with a guitar solo & a pleasing vocal arrangement.

Shall give it another listen tomorrow, they clearly do have something though it may not be my particular cup of tea.


They’ve grown on me.

Which is great really because 3 years ago I dropped them after playing one of their well-reviewed albums (Trip The Life Fantastic) a few times but now they seem to appeal.... there are plenty of big prog names that to one degree or another haven’t appealed to me in the past (e.g. Soft Machine, Can, Gong, Gentle Giant, ELP) but it shows that it is worth my while revisiting with an open mind.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby CLOWN » 19 Aug 2018, 10:42

Lord Rother wrote:big prog names....Can


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Good Night Dallas, Texas » 19 Aug 2018, 12:22

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Re: PROG CORNER

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 19 Aug 2018, 20:44

Lord Rother wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:Click on the Drifting Sun track guys and let me know what you think.





First impression - it's OK.

I enjoyed the start with its choral arrangement, didn't like the next section, then it was just meh before picking up again with a guitar solo & a pleasing vocal arrangement.

Shall give it another listen tomorrow, they clearly do have something though it may not be my particular cup of tea.


They’ve grown on me.

Which is great really because 3 years ago I dropped them after playing one of their well-reviewed albums (Trip The Life Fantastic) a few times but now they seem to appeal.... there are plenty of big prog names that to one degree or another haven’t appealed to me in the past (e.g. Soft Machine, Can, Gong, Gentle Giant, ELP) but it shows that it is worth my while revisiting with an open mind.



Second impression - I really enjoyed the sections that I hadn't previously and didn't like the vocal arrangements at the beginning & end that I had enjoyed, tonight they sounded a little too squeaky - Mickey Mouse like. Shall try and fit in one of their albums this week, probably On the Rebound.
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 19 Aug 2018, 20:59

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 20 Aug 2018, 17:49

Someone popped this under my nose recently but I found it washed over me on a couple of plays without leaving a noticeable imprint on my memory. Nothing offensive but a little too ambient for me.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby clive gash » 20 Aug 2018, 18:00

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 20 Aug 2018, 18:58

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Haven’t played this band / chap for a few years but this new release caught my attention this evening. Sounds promising. Bit more mellow than I remember. Broad church.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 20 Aug 2018, 20:11

Israeli American jazz prog band dominated by guitar and sax of the 2 main protagonists.

Big reputation in USA as a live band - much like Umphrey’s Magee, they are always touring.

Jazz isn’t really my thing but I like to branch out a bit from time to time. Would suit others on here far more I suspect but I’m not objecting to it at all.

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