Prog Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match 6

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Prog Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match 6

Postby never/ever » 08 Jul 2019, 12:50


Here And Now - This Time


Auktyon - Девушки поют

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match 6

Postby C » 08 Jul 2019, 18:54

Here & Now from Give and Take - the album that followed their collaboration with Gilli and Daevid on Planet Gong.

Very nice and full of music.

Девушки поют had soem pleasant moments but was about 6 minutes too long.

I enjoyed the sax but the vocals jarred.


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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match 6

Postby joels344 » 08 Jul 2019, 20:25

Auktyon are exactly what I like seeing out of modern prog bands. They’re interesting, full of life, rich in their melodic approach, and make music intensity and purpose. Девушки поют should rank among the great works of progressive rock in the past 10 years. Give me B all day long.

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match 6

Postby toomanyhatz » 08 Jul 2019, 20:34

A is awesome! My favorite new discovery here for a while. Glad to know there's Gong connections as it sounds like a collaboration between them and Public Image! Totally goofy, and for good measure finds the connection between the hippies and the punks without sounding like the former trying to keep up with the latter or the latter wearing the influence of the former on their sleeves. Hopefully my line of logic can be followed here. But what could be an uncomfortable marriage gets by on gravitas and good humor.

B would really have to do quite a lot to beat it, and to be fair it's got a lot of charm with the Ferry-esque vocals and Ribot's wonky guitar, but ultimately there's less of it in a lot more time.
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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match 6

Postby Jumper K » 10 Jul 2019, 08:15

Blimey. 2 slices of nonsense here. Grating and dull at the same time. A new concept to me, and not one I'm keen to endure again.
A. Its mercifully shorter.

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match 6

Postby Hightea » 11 Jul 2019, 03:23

A - nice mix of Gong meets Punk.

B- nice tune but got a bit solo with very little blending. Had its moments but not interesting enough for 8 minutes.


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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match 6

Postby Loki » 11 Jul 2019, 07:40

Punk vs Jazz, eh? hmmmmm


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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match 6

Postby trans-chigley express » 11 Jul 2019, 12:54

I've only ever heard two Here and Now albums, this one and Fantasy Shift. I like both but this track is not a favorite, too punky for my tastes. If it had been something like the punky-progtastic What You See Is What You Are it would have got my vote.

B was really nice musically with a nice, relaxed, smoky vibe on the instrumental sections but I guess Russian as a language to sing in just doesn't appeal to me. I liked it enough for the vote though.


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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match 6

Postby John aka Josh » 11 Jul 2019, 21:46

Saw and enjoyed Here & Now several times, am present on the album All Over the Show (Liverpool tracks) however This Time has never done much for me. Auktyon however was most enjoyable. B

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match 6

Postby fange » 12 Jul 2019, 01:00

Like both but b.

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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match 6

Postby Neige » 13 Jul 2019, 17:15

B is a great pick!!
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Re: Prog Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match 6

Postby Lord Rother » 14 Jul 2019, 09:31

2 things pretty much guaranteed to put me off are repetitive tuneless caterwauling punky chanted vocals and a connection to Gong.

B’s aimless jazziness isn’t my cuppa really but it’ll have to do.