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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 05 Jul 2019, 17:14

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Just played it whilst snoozing in the garden. A couple of weak tracks, but magnificent in parts. I'm still in awe of Collin's drumming, especially on Supper's Ready

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Postby Lord Rother » 05 Jul 2019, 21:02

New release from Norwegian prog / rock band.

Not bad, decent guitar, bit of Tull flute, organ.... but overall lacks charm or something.

Adventure - New Horizon

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Postby Lord Rother » 05 Jul 2019, 22:19

This is an absolutely excellent album.

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US prog metal band’s recent debut release. The term prog metal generally puts me off (there’s just SO much of it and I find it extremely hard to separate one band from another) but a review / comment on this one captured my attention.

I’m glad I did bother as it’s actually pretty light on the metal and all in all a splendid debut.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 06 Jul 2019, 11:13

German / British band. Krautrock / psychedelia / prog. Debut album from early 70s - close connections to Nektar.

Played this a few times in the last few weeks, has left a good impression. Anyone familiar with it? Worth trying.

Message - The Dawn Anew is Comin’ (online everywhere refers to it as “Coming” but as you can see, the album title itself is “Comin’)

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 06 Jul 2019, 15:00

slightbreeze wrote:Image

A couple of weak tracks


Out of interest, which ones?









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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 06 Jul 2019, 15:13

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Postby Lord Rother » 06 Jul 2019, 17:11

North Atlantic Oscillation - Grind Show

Swirly electronic shoegazy rock. Not for me.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 07 Jul 2019, 00:05

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A couple of weak tracks


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Obviously, just my opinion, but not keen on "Get em out by Friday". It just seems .... messy, disjointed ... much in the same way "Epping forest" from "Selling" is. "Horizons " is inconsequential, much like "The Clap" from the Yes album. A filler.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 07 Jul 2019, 09:18

Just been having a look at my online listening stats. (Excludes CD & YouTube plays.)

So far this year I have played 8,315 tracks by a combined 917 artists (which I find hard to believe but seems to be the case).

The top 10 artists this year (in terms of No. of tracks rather than time of course....)

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Postby C » 07 Jul 2019, 14:57

Lord Rother wrote:Just been having a look at my online listening stats. (Excludes CD & YouTube plays.)

So far this year I have played 8,315 tracks by a combined 917 artists (which I find hard to believe but seems to be the case).

The top 10 artists this year (in terms of No. of tracks rather than time of course....)

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I am surprised that Yes is in there and so high - amongst all that DC....!






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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Purgatory Brite » 08 Jul 2019, 10:34

slightbreeze wrote:not keen on "Get em out by Friday". It just seems .... messy, disjointed ... much in the same way "Epping forest" from "Selling" is. "Horizons " is inconsequential


I think you have to accept that both Get 'Em Out By Friday and The Battle of Epping Forest were songs written to accompany Gabriel's theatrical performances on stage. Without the visuals both songs lose both meaning and impact. Horizons is an example of where a 70s band allows their guitarist to display their chops and keep them happy. I think it works well as a prelude to the main event, Supper's Ready, and doesn't outstay its welcome. The real filler track on the album is Time Table, which is almost prog by numbers with the band deciding to create a portentous cod philosophical, Moody Blues style song.

I do wonder whether Genesis, or any of their peers, really expected that people would still be listening to their albums nearly 50 years on.

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Postby slightbreeze » 08 Jul 2019, 11:54

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slightbreeze wrote:not keen on "Get em out by Friday". It just seems .... messy, disjointed ... much in the same way "Epping forest" from "Selling" is. "Horizons " is inconsequential


I think you have to accept that both Get 'Em Out By Friday and The Battle of Epping Forest were songs written to accompany Gabriel's theatrical performances on stage. Without the visuals both songs lose both meaning and impact. Horizons is an example of where a 70s band allows their guitarist to display their chops and keep them happy. I think it works well as a prelude to the main event, Supper's Ready, and doesn't outstay its welcome. The real filler track on the album is Time Table, which is almost prog by numbers with the band deciding to create a portentous cod philosophical, Moody Blues style song.

I do wonder whether Genesis, or any of their peers, really expected that people would still be listening to their albums nearly 50 years on.


I was going to add "Time Table" as well, and then realised I was dismantling, piece by piece, my second fave album by them :? Soon I'd be left with only "Watcher" and "Supper"

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Postby C » 08 Jul 2019, 18:20

slightbreeze wrote:"Horizons " is inconsequential, much like "The Clap" from the Yes album. A filler.


I much prefer Horizons to (The) Clap although both are harmless enough

Horizons is a pleasant way of introducing Supper's.

It's my second fave album by them too so for me every track is essential

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 08 Jul 2019, 18:29

C wrote:
slightbreeze wrote:"Horizons " is inconsequential, much like "The Clap" from the Yes album. A filler.


I much prefer Horizons to (The) Clap although both are harmless enough

Horizons is a pleasant way of introducing Supper's.

It's my second fave album by them too so for me every track is essential

(oooof) to the power 2


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So, we both agree that Nursery Cryme is the dog's bollocks?

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 09 Jul 2019, 06:34

Purgatory Brite wrote:
I think you have to accept that both Get 'Em Out By Friday and The Battle of Epping Forest were songs written to accompany Gabriel's theatrical performances on stage. Without the visuals both songs lose both meaning and impact. Horizons is an example of where a 70s band allows their guitarist to display their chops and keep them happy.


In a way, yes, but I dont think they were written with that in mind, as the others
were often very annoyed that Peter sang over parts they thought to be instrumentals....
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Postby C » 09 Jul 2019, 08:54

slightbreeze wrote:So, we both agree that Nursery Cryme is the dog's bollocks?

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Postby Lord Rother » 09 Jul 2019, 12:15

Broad church.

Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur

Very nice “alt-country”. Just enough country for me (not a lot). This was released 6 years ago after which she stepped aside from the music business as her mental health was suffering.

What did she do (I hear you ask)? Or not. She opened a coffee shop called “Quitters”! She is back in the studio to record a new album apparently and it is something I will look forward to.

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Postby Lord Rother » 09 Jul 2019, 12:54

Female fronted Spanish / Dutch neo prog impressively sung in unaccented English. It’s been a few years since I last played this and I am wondering why.

It’s not progressive in any real way and there are many bands out there who made / are making similar music. Obviously to some that matters and this album wouldn’t get the time of day from them. I respect that but it’s a shame really.

For me it’s a most enjoyable album which I am delighted to have reacquainted myself with this afternoon.

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Re: PROG CORNER

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