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    Posted: December 09 2007 at 00:32
This project was brought to my attention by my good friend Jody (The Progtologist).
A fantastic Norwegian musician, not too far from the SMM school or goofy avant-rock, with some cool instrumentation.
 
Here's his bio from AMG:
 

JONO EL GRANDE biography

Jon Andreas Håtun (b. 1973-07-29), better know by his stage name Jono El Grande, is the composer/performer/protagonist charged with the amalgamation of ‘Jono El Grande & The Luxury Band’ (formerly know as ‘The Jono El Grande Orchestra’). His first band ‘Mannes Fatales’ formed in ’89 with three chaps from school. They entertained performing surrealist poetry over an array of electronic pops and squeaks. Unfortunately the band only performed three live acts before disbanding in ’90. For the continuing two year period (’90 – ’92), Jono El Grande flirted several concept bands for one-night live performances, recordings, and rehearsals: The Terror Duo, Black Satan, The Pez Dispensers, Acetaded Beat, As Drosera. After high school it was sometime before he released a concrete album, working sporadically with Radio stations and films, ever furthering his aptitude in composing. At this time he also participated in several bands: Menü Tizz Aura (1995 - 96), The Gringo Quartet (1996), Grande Corpse (1996) and Vidunderlige Vidda (The Wonderful Mountain Plateau) (1996 - 98).

Jono El Grande hit his creative straps in ’03, releasing his acclaimed album “Fevergreens” on the famous Norwegian label, Rune Grammofon. Sound wise the band finds influences from early Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, King Crimson, Henry Cow, Igor Stravinsky, etc, while adding splices from both pop and film soundtracks. The extensive Orchestration (not so different from early Zappa) whets the imagination with a playful, though sometimes slightly cheesy, outlook on experimental music.

Jono El Grande “…deserves the highest recommendation for anyone who enjoys serious music that doesn't take itself seriously.”*



* Quote from: All Music Guide (US)

 
 
 
 
Fevergreens his 2003 album is a refreshing sound that will appeal to people who like Panzerpappa, Miriodor, Ensemble Nimbus, Jaga Jazzist, Samla Mammas Manna and the likes...
 
Read more and listen here - http://www.jonoelgrande.no/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2007 at 08:33
how surprising not much views of the thread or any replies....  better stick to the known bands,  and avoid crappy obscure progressive rock, eh? LOL
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2007 at 11:45
interesting... I've heard of the man(being norwegian and all), but I've never heard his music. I guess I'll check it out if I get the opportunity.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2007 at 14:24
Will check him out as well. Sounds really interesting!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2007 at 09:14
Check this group out everyone,you won't be disappointed.
 
Highly recommended for Samla fans.
 
I will try to get a sample on the streaming player soon.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2007 at 14:29
This is progressive rock ?Disapprove
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2007 at 15:18
^^^
Sorry we didn't ask your opinion before adding the band.... shall we remove it from PA?
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2007 at 15:51
It is progressive rock and very good too.  There's quite a lot of symphonic and classical based moments in there as well.

An excellent album, I must say, but I need to give it many more listens for it to sink in fully.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2007 at 14:26
Well then I guess I don`t know what I`ve been listening to for the past 30 years or so. Then again, I wonder why many other bands are here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2007 at 14:29
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

Well then I guess I don`t know what I`ve been listening to for the past 30 years or so. Then again, I wonder why many other bands are here.
 
Well then I don't know what I've been listening as well....  gee how wise was that comment, eh? Making myself as if I was less smart but really intending to say otherwise....
 
Am I supposed to bow to you for your 30 years of expertise?
Well then if that's the case, I'll start doing the same for my expertise in other matters in the forum, since it seems to be the way to go.
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2007 at 15:11
Wow ! Sensitive. I was only half joking. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2007 at 16:52
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

Wow ! Sensitive. I was only half joking. 
 
Well, how am I supposed to know you are joking? And since you're only half-joking, that means you were half-serious as well, so I wasn't that off, wasn't I?
About the sensitivity, let's say I came into a thread you made (say about a prog-quebec band which I hold dear to my heart actually as there's no genre here in PA I dislike and in fact listen to all and love all, but for the sake of argument), let's say I came in and started saying "what are you talking about, is this progressive? I know better!".
I don't own the truth about what prog is, as does no one else, since I read and hear many different versions of it, and while there is common ground for 70's prog, there are controversies about the more experimental stuff and other current acts.
Anyway, the "prog" term is not one that has unanimous agreement upon as this site and others can attest to. I also don't think some of the bands in the PA database are progressive rock bands (perhaps related) but I just don't bother with them so much as there's plenty more here that is to me (the main point is to me)
 
I apologize if I was too harsh in my comments!
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2007 at 16:56
Lighten up man ! Sorry if I struck a nerve. Peace. Love.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2007 at 17:12
Make your posts more clear (and say you're joking) and everything will be fine. Don't act as if it was solely my fault.
You didn't strike a nerve, you were being funny to yourself, but not to me (I saw it as being rude and out of topic) and I didn't see anyone else laugh (James as well didn't see the joke).


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2007 at 09:22
Wow I forgot. This is prog. It`s a serious thing. Shocked. Look, do you want blood I said I was sorry.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2007 at 09:42
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

Wow I forgot. This is prog. It`s a serious thing. Shocked. Look, do you want blood I said I was sorry.
 
So first you come in here making snide remarks and then making it sound like I'm to blame.
If you're not being seriuos about your posts, make it clear. First you come with your snide remark and then post about your superoprity of listening to prog for 30 years and then come as if you were the good guy all along with your post about being half-joking.
And that's the thing, how can you expect me to treat your remarks when you yourself say you're half-joking and the rest of it is half-serious? Am I supposed to take the Blood remark as a joke as well? Do you even read your posts?
About this being serious, well you should be more aware of your posts, either make them serious or not and make them clear what you mean. How am I supposed to understand what you mean, when you yourself say you're half-joking???
Nice work of taking the blame of yourself, very good.
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2007 at 09:51

This is futile.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2007 at 09:57
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

This is futile.

 
Your first post here was futile
 
 
EDIT - oh and nice way to avoid answering properly.
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2007 at 10:42

I am really digging quite a few bands who play this style of music lately.L'Ensemble Raye,Nimal.DAAU,Hamster Theater,Rational Diet,Miriodor,Rascal Reporters.....

Just discovered Rattlemouth and their excellent album Walking a Full Moon Dog.Clap

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2007 at 20:37
Originally posted by TheProgtologist TheProgtologist wrote:

I am really digging quite a few bands who play this style of music lately.L'Ensemble Raye,Nimal.DAAU,Hamster Theater,Rational Diet,Miriodor,Rascal Reporters.....

Just discovered Rattlemouth and their excellent album Walking a Full Moon Dog.Clap
 
Fantastic bands you're mentioning there, Jody, that's great.
Rattlemouth have released a new album this year but I have yet to hear it.
Nimal are brilliant, I like them a lot.
I don't know if you tried Volapuk or not, but they're also very good.
And you will probably also like the Canadians Rouge Ciel and Interference Sardines.
 
 
 
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