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    Posted: November 30 2017 at 17:21
La Resistencia Progresiva Argentina, a group of prog bands from Buenos Aires, released last week their first collective artistic projecto: The Astral Platypus, a parody prog band that "has been releasing albums since the '60, each following the sound of it's era", accompanied by a miniseries telling the story of the band.

Episode 1 (spanish with english subtitles):



With the first episode they released the first two albums of the bands discography:

- La Marcha del Ornitorrinco Astral (1969), a parody to the fundational albums of the prog genre such as In the court... or The Yes Album

https://theastralplatypus.bandcamp.com/album/la-marcha-del-ornitorrinco-astral-1969



- LSD (1967), a psychedelic proto prog album led by the tragic genious of Supernova.

https://theastralplatypus.bandcamp.com/album/last-sunday-dawn-1967





La Resistencia Progresiva Argentina are the organizers of Baires Prog Fest, one of Argentina's biggest prog festivals (it had 7 editions since 2016) and the 7/4 Awards to Argentine Prog, which gave Bubu the "Prog God" award in it's first edition in 2016 and will give El Reloj the same award this year. Kjjjjjjjjjj won Argentine Prog album of 2016.

https://www.facebook.com/resistenciaprogresiva/

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2017 at 23:39
Anderson Anderson is crazy funny LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2017 at 05:59
Good thing to know, and worth checking out.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2017 at 06:29
I’ve listened to the “1967” album. It’s good and the low quality of the sound is mimic of that age. It should have a place on PA
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sanmartinphase7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2017 at 15:12
Episode 2 (Supernova is God) was just released! =D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw5xlrtdODw&feature=youtu.be
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 03 2017 at 03:32
Of course this band deserves a place on PA is fake-proto a subgenre LOL 
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This project is great. I can't wait for the third episode and the albums from the 70s
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 09:05
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Squonk19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2017 at 23:24
Long live Brian Pern!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kotro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2017 at 04:37
This kicks the snot out of Brian Pern. Excellently done. Just a shame about the Spanish thing, will keep a lot of people at bay.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Anesthetized Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 15:43
The Astral Platypus are great!

It was crazy when news of this project started to appear on argentine prog media: the big blogs and radio shows (Cabeza de Mood, El Retorno del Gigante, Gigantes Gentiles, Los Especiales del Guardián de los Cielos, Mellotron, etc) started reposting a post about a band that was "deleted from the internet over a dispute with their record company".

The actual post, made by la Resistencia Progresiva Argentina, was hilarious. Robert Lynch  (bass player of the Astral Platypus) accused Edipus Records (now called Edipus Tampons, after leaving the music business un the 90's) of censorship, and denounced that it was a conspiracy against art itself, in an attempt to keep the population stupid in order to keep selling idiotic songs aboyt getting laid and big butts.

Obviously the prog media was in on the joke but a lot of people on the comment sections didn't catch it and they thought it was real.

To make things better La Resistencia Progresiva set up a fake Robert Lynch youtube account, where songs from different eras of the Platypus' discography started appearing. The first one was a prog number called Despertar, with fake vinyil sounds added. But shortly after songs from the psychedelic '60s or even the poppy '80s started popping out.

The comment sections went insane, all in awe of the music of this "forbidden" band. Some even put it in the level of Crucis (!!!!). But the madness raised one level when all this songs dissapeared the next day, "taken down by Edipus Records for copyright enfringment".

New songs replaced the older ones, but they continued to dissapear 24 hours after being posted. Prog media started intreviewing the members of the Astral Platypus (interviews so bizarre it was impossible they were true)

And this game continued for a month, until la Resistencia Progresiva Argentina announces the fake documentary and revealed the truth.

If any of you want I can look and translate some of this interviews, they are wonderful.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sanmartinphase7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 15:20
Episode 3 (the season finale) was just released:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKL9KuyG4rM&feature=youtu.be
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 16:03
It's great and your songs are also good. Well done Rodrigo!
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