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Poll Question: Both bands have...Dream Theater members (or ex)...which do you prefer?
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    Posted: March 12 2006 at 14:31
So? What´s it gonna be?


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I do not like Planet X. I heard all of their albums, I borrowed them all 3 or 4 times, trying to get in their music. Finally I am convinced there is nothing to get into. Simply nothing!

LTE - is just about perfect instrumental progressive project. Both albums are 5 stars IMO.

Thus not much hesitations when voting..

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Originally posted by eugene

I do not like Planet X. I heard all of their albums, I borrowed them all 3 or 4 times, trying to get in their music. Finally I am convinced there is nothing to get into. Simply nothing!

LTE - is just about perfect instrumental progressive project. Both albums are 5 stars IMO.

Thus not much hesitations when voting..

Planet X - 0 stars, LTE - 5 stars ... is that what you're saying? 

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No contest....................LTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia

Originally posted by eugene

I do not like Planet X. I heard all of their albums, I borrowed them all 3 or 4 times, trying to get in their music. Finally I am convinced there is nothing to get into. Simply nothing!

LTE - is just about perfect instrumental progressive project. Both albums are 5 stars IMO.

Thus not much hesitations when voting..

Planet X - 0 stars, LTE - 5 stars ... is that what you're saying? 

no, not exactly

I would say, as they know how to play their instruments (do not know what though) 1 star for any of Planet X, except Black Utopia -  2 stars (there are some moments in this one).

And 5 stars for LTE.

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Originally posted by eugene

Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia

Originally posted by eugene

I do not like Planet X. I heard all of their albums, I borrowed them all 3 or 4 times, trying to get in their music. Finally I am convinced there is nothing to get into. Simply nothing!

LTE - is just about perfect instrumental progressive project. Both albums are 5 stars IMO.

Thus not much hesitations when voting..

Planet X - 0 stars, LTE - 5 stars ... is that what you're saying? 

no, not exactly

I would say, as they know how to play their instruments (do not know what though) 1 star for any of Planet X, except Black Utopia -  2 stars (there are some moments in this one).

And 5 stars for LTE.

Black Utopia is not a Planet X album. Did you do your homeworks?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote eugene Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2006 at 17:30
Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia

Originally posted by eugene

Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia

Originally posted by eugene

I do not like Planet X. I heard all of their albums, I borrowed them all 3 or 4 times, trying to get in their music. Finally I am convinced there is nothing to get into. Simply nothing!

LTE - is just about perfect instrumental progressive project. Both albums are 5 stars IMO.

Thus not much hesitations when voting..

Planet X - 0 stars, LTE - 5 stars ... is that what you're saying? 

no, not exactly

I would say, as they know how to play their instruments (do not know what though) 1 star for any of Planet X, except Black Utopia -  2 stars (there are some moments in this one).

And 5 stars for LTE.

Black Utopia is not a Planet X album. Did you do your homeworks?

Oh, right, sh*t, my mistake. Frankly I can't see much difference between Derek's solo projects under his own name (well, "Mythology" is different) and his solo projects under Planet X name. Would you mind to tell me about some distinguishing features apart from name.

 

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^ Planet X is more technical and abstract - basically because it's a joint effort of three artists (Donati, MacAlpine and Sherinian) to create really complex, jazz-influenced music. On Sherinian's solo albums you always get lots of influences from guest musicians, and they're generally more metal than jazz.
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Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia

^ Planet X is more technical and abstract - basically because it's a joint effort of three artists (Donati, MacAlpine and Sherinian) to create really complex, jazz-influenced music. On Sherinian's solo albums you always get lots of influences from guest musicians, and they're generally more metal than jazz.

OK, then, thanks.

Strange, I like complex music and I lke jazz-influenced music, but failed to find anything interesting in Planet X, inspite of various approaches to it.  Never mind though, I have plenty of great music to listen to, so I can easily leave Planets XYZ all alone.

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Originally posted by eugene

Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia

^ Planet X is more technical and abstract - basically because it's a joint effort of three artists (Donati, MacAlpine and Sherinian) to create really complex, jazz-influenced music. On Sherinian's solo albums you always get lots of influences from guest musicians, and they're generally more metal than jazz.

OK, then, thanks.

Strange, I like complex music and I lke jazz-influenced music, but failed to find anything interesting in Planet X, inspite of various approaches to it.  Never mind though, I have plenty of great music to listen to, so I can easily leave Planets XYZ all alone.

It's a shame that so many people bash Planet X just because they find their music uninteresting. It should be obvious that they did not try to create a prog rock/metal album, or the most emotional album in the world. They tried to create a very complex, focused and abstract kind of music, and they succeeded brilliantly. I would say that the musicianship on MoonBabies is one level above that on the two LTE albums ... that does not imply that it is better, but it means something.

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Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia

Originally posted by eugene

Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia

^ Planet X is more technical and abstract - basically because it's a joint effort of three artists (Donati, MacAlpine and Sherinian) to create really complex, jazz-influenced music. On Sherinian's solo albums you always get lots of influences from guest musicians, and they're generally more metal than jazz.

OK, then, thanks.

Strange, I like complex music and I lke jazz-influenced music, but failed to find anything interesting in Planet X, inspite of various approaches to it.  Never mind though, I have plenty of great music to listen to, so I can easily leave Planets XYZ all alone.

It's a shame that so many people bash Planet X just because they find their music uninteresting. It should be obvious that they did not try to create a prog rock/metal album, or the most emotional album in the world. They tried to create a very complex, focused and abstract kind of music, and they succeeded brilliantly. I would say that the musicianship on MoonBabies is one level above that on the two LTE albums ... that does not imply that it is better, but it means something.

I am not sure if you assumption on what they tried or did not try to create is correct, and it does not matter what they tried. I can hear what they achieved, and I do not like it. Simple as that.

And, yes, I find their music absolutely uninteresting. 

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I do not like the mindless technicality that is Planet X. A very poor project.

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LTE is not the best project ever ... just as Planet X is not the worst.

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I have some songs from LTE...and yes they are over the top musicianship with virtuosism at 110%...but I can´t get to like them much...not even to hear more than two songs in a row...
I only heard one Planet x song (the one from this site) and...yes, it´s ok...but it does it even less than LTE for me...

Can anyone give an other good technical band?...Ah, and no Spiral Architect jejeje
For some reason I happen to like the idea of technical complex bands...yet I don´t like the bands I have heard ...is this strange?


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Planet X please

Maybe i'm a bit biased because i'm a drummer and the biggest virgil donati fan 

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Originally posted by el böthy

I have some songs from LTE...and yes they are over the top musicianship with virtuosism at 110%...but I can´t to like them much...not even to hear more than two songs in a row...
I only heard one Planet x song (the one from this site) and...yes, it´s ok...but it does it even less than LTE...

Can anyone give an other good technical band?...Ah, and no Spiral Architect jejeje
For some reason I happen to like the idea of technical complex bands...yet I don´t like the bands I have heard ...is this strange?

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Originally posted by el böthy

..Can anyone give an other good technical band?...Ah, and no Spiral Architect jejeje
For some reason I happen to like the idea of technical complex bands...yet I don´t like the bands I have heard ...is this strange?

I can recommend you to try following: 

Bozzio/Levin/Stevens

Spaced out

Talisma

Addison Project - one of my latest purchases - very jazzy (maybe too jazzy for me) but still very good!

 

 

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Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia

LTE is not the best project ever ... just as Planet X is not the worst.

This is kinda objective statement, and no one in right mind would argue about that.

However any poll requires rather subjective personal opinions.

I just wonder what you voted for???  

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