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    Posted: October 18 2007 at 15:21
If we had Indie/ Modern/ Alternative Prog section, OCEANSIZE would head it for sure. But for now, where do you think they belong? They've moved far away from their previous "heavy FLOYD" sound and sound pretty unique now. Any thoughts?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2007 at 15:52
An Alternative Prog section is the best idea I've heard for a new sub genre so far! So many bands would fit in there that can't fit anywhere else. I can't decide what Oceansize fits into at the moment! They've got some psych/space elements, some heavy/metal, crossover, post-rock, etc.
 
Great review on Frames btw :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2007 at 15:56
I chose other and I already regret it. I was tempted to say Indie...but that doesn't even qualify, it means nothing.
Alternative rock, with an expermental metal and psyche touch.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2007 at 16:43
Eclectic Prog - Their sound is undefinable.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2007 at 17:17
Originally posted by Fight Club


Great review on Frames btw :)


Thanks

I was coming up with Modern Prog genre idea few times before...unfortunately, too little feedback it recieved
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2007 at 19:36
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Great review on Frames btw :)


Thanks

I was coming up with Modern Prog genre idea few times before...unfortunately, too little feedback it recieved
 
Hell yeah, I'm listening to it again right now still trying to figure out how I'm gonna review it.
 
Yeah I think it's a great idea, even though I wouldn't necessarily call it "Modern Prog" because there's plenty of modern prog that fits into the older categories. ie. The Flower Kings - symphonic prog. But I think Alternative Prog fits a lot better. Still prog, but with a more modern rock edge and something different about it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2007 at 21:47
Indie prog is also a great idea for a new category, but there is a sound that also comes with experimental indie prog and Oceansize don't really have it.

Alt Prog sounds good though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2007 at 22:19
Originally posted by Lanor

Indie prog is also a great idea for a new category, but there is a sound that also comes with experimental indie prog and Oceansize don't really have it.

Alt Prog sounds good though.
 
Yeah I know exactly what you mean. I also just reviewed Frames, full 5 out of 5 for me. It's a fantastic album and an essential addition for anything modern/alternative prog stuff in my opinion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2007 at 22:55
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Eclectic Prog - Their sound is undefinable.
 
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Great prog, but their sound "alternates" between the "genres" defined in this site, so "eclectic"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 19 2007 at 00:07
"Genres" are becoming more and more useless, useful only as a reference.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 19 2007 at 00:12
Originally posted by Dorsalia

"Genres" are becoming more and more useless, useful only as a reference.
 
Well yeah, people need a way to organize and categorize something. If there were no such thing as genres the music world would be pretty disorganized and chaotic. Hard to describe anything and get an idea of what it's like before hearing it. Even if they're not 100% accurate, it makes things a lot easier.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 19 2007 at 10:08
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Yeah I know exactly what you mean. I also just reviewed Frames, full 5 out of 5 for me. It's a fantastic album and an essential addition for anything modern/alternative prog stuff in my opinion.




"Ranging from dark and melancholy to intense, anthemic and epic, Oceansize are on their way to becoming one of the greatest progressive rock acts of the decade".

I'd take it in my signature!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 19 2007 at 11:07
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Originally posted by Prog-jester

Originally posted by Fight Club


Yeah I know exactly what you mean. I also just reviewed Frames, full 5 out of 5 for me. It's a fantastic album and an essential addition for anything modern/alternative prog stuff in my opinion.




"Ranging from dark and melancholy to intense, anthemic and epic, Oceansize are on their way to becoming one of the greatest progressive rock acts of the decade".

I'd take it in my signature!
 
Thanks! Hey maybe if I write enough good ones I can get that little "prog reviewer" tag under my name. Big%20smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 19 2007 at 13:44
I would say Post rock... but Oceansize makes music, unlike most of that cathegory...







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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2007 at 13:45
i cant stress how much i think they should definitly be in eclectic prog
theyre space rock, theyre prog metalish in places, theyre post rock, experimental etc etc
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2007 at 18:01
Oceansize seems like it's becoming the new Yes, after I digest the huge amount of albums that I am going through right now, I might have to give them a go.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2007 at 22:16
strange music....
Broadly speaking, post rock...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2007 at 08:53
Heavy Prog or Crossover Prog. I can't understand how they ended up in Psych/Space, really. Though they do have Post-Rock influences they're far too much of a conventional Rock band to fit in that category.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2008 at 01:47
Hmm...tough one.

This is a new band for me. So far I've only heard a few albums by them (Everyone Into Position and Effloresce). I'll jump on the Alt. Prog bandwagon here, it seems to be a tight fit for what I've heard of them. A little bit Radiohead, a little bit Tool, a little bit Shudder To Think, a little...etc...

I'm becoming a fan...a big fan.

File them under great for now, Alt. Prog when the genre becomes canonized.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2008 at 10:17
In my review of Frames I suggested post rock. It's even obvious to me since they sound in between Tool and Anathema with maybe a bit of Green Carnation and of course a bit of their own.
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