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    Posted: January 10 2018 at 13:49
More violins.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rminsk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 13:54
Only play the stuff I like and not play things I do not like.  I will still listen to the stuff I do not like and give it a chance.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 14:03
All lyrics to be submitted to me for approval before recording. If they are found wanting the album must be recorded as instrumental, though the singer can add wordless vocalising if I don't find his voice annoying. Otherwise he'll just have to learn to play the maracas.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 14:24
By making it really progressive, not only generic prog.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 14:52
^Didn't Steve Wilson identify pop as the next logical progression?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fredyair Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 15:06
Natural selection, the survival of the fittest.
Long live Progresive music!
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I like what Seven Impale and Native Contact do.  I like metal prog meets jazz.   

Or, What Motopsycho did withThe Death Defying Unicorn.

Or what YES did with Magnification, when they dropped Keys and wrote orchestral parts instead of keys.  It doesn't have to an orchestra.  Use your imagination,  use a barbershop quartet as an instrument. A jazz quartet as an instrument.      

Add more drummers and different kinds of drums.

  I'd like to see a major Animated Prog musical Fantasy movie with major talents contributing songs and voices.  

Interested to see how Therion's 3 1/2 hour Opera turns out.    

Put several constraints on an album.    For example write each song in different key with different time signatures.   Put a time constraint on recording time and album length.  Release 4 thirty minute EP's in a row instead of a 2 hour album.  Constraints cause creation.  You wouldn't play tennis without a net.   

Do what Zappa did.  Don't let the other musicians hear what the others are playing.  Study Zappa and Miles Davis techniques.  Not their music but their techniques.  
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I can't really explain but I can say that my next album sounds like aggressive Mars Volta metal with zero jamming and plenty of mellotron. And I have a couple sounds that currently sound like Rick Wakeman playing in modulating keys over blastbeats.

I've always wanted those things so I worked my ass off to do it.
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Originally posted by omphaloskepsis omphaloskepsis wrote:

  
Put several constraints on an album.    For example write each song in different key with different time signatures.   Put a time constraint on recording time and album length.  Release 4 thirty minute EP's in a row instead of a 2 hour album.  Constraints cause creation.  You wouldn't play tennis without a net.   

I didn't know we had any Oulipians on the forum. Splendid!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote noni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 16:33
Don't think Prog needs to be improved.  Many bands throughout the world are experimenting with music and making great sounds with it!...Smile

It's up to the listener to choose his/her preference of music and genre within the Prog family.  Big smile


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 17:55
Turn up the treble on the bass!

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In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand-new tune...
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More cowbell
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Add to it surf music.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 02:15
Originally posted by condor condor wrote:

More violins.
 
More cellos, for sure
 
Violins, I'm much less certain.
 
Naked women would also be an improvementEvil SmilePigNukeCensoredClown.


Edited by Sean Trane - January 11 2018 at 09:16
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 02:28
Originally posted by xhouse xhouse wrote:

More cowbell

I came into this thread thinking this immediately, and was surprised it took this long for someone to post it LOL

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Well, Zappa has already added surfmusic to prog.
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Add more bagpipes, klezmer and peyote.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 04:41
Originally posted by xhouse xhouse wrote:

More cowbell

And a oompah backing band, with a melodica


Edited by Jeffro - January 11 2018 at 04:47
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 04:45
It´s really sad only yodeling prog song is Hocus Pocus (as far as I know). So more yodeling to prog!
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More black !
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