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    Posted: March 29 2008 at 01:20
"Combat Astronomy
Progressive / Psychedelic / Other" (from myspace)

http://www.myspace.com/combatastronomy2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNa2-wKsYK4

Interesting band (must admit that I haven't listened carefully enough yet, can't play it now cause I need to be vewy vewy qwiet and this music is hardly quiet).  Avant freak free Jazz/ Zeuhl/ Doom/ Drone Industrial Metal Psych/ Noise Sludge Prog Rock?

See reviews here --> http://www.discus-music.co.uk/dis20cdR.htm
And at CDBaby --> http://cdbaby.com/cd/combatastronomy (can listen to music there)

From myspace:

21/08/2006
Band Websitezond.co.uk
Band MembersCore band:

Jamie Huggett - Bass guitar, electronics, programming
Martin Archer - Alto, bass and sopranino sax, bass clarinet, bass recorder, violin, electronics
Elaine Di Falco - Vocals
Anthony Poretti - Drums

Supporting Stars:
Mick Beck - Bassoon
Charlie Collins - Flute
Mike Ward - Flute
Nick Griffin - Organ
InfluencesInfluences: Magma, Meshuggah, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Hawkwind, Godflesh, Sunn O))), Soft Machine
Sounds LikeAvant-garde Prog Doom Fusion
Record Labelwww.discus-music.co.uk
Type of LabelIndie

EDIT: here's the profile from discogs.com -->
 http://www.discogs.com/artist/Combat+Astronomy



Combat Astronomy

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Real Name:James Huggett
Profile:Industrial strength jazz-rock band formed round the core of James Huggetts heavey bass and drum driven compositions. Progressive, minimalist and intense, with a widening circle of contributors, Combat Astronomy exists in a similar arm of the galaxy to Guapo, Circle, Godflesh, Meshuggah and Thighpaulsandra.
The bands tech-noise roots still show with the copious use of drones and ambientnoise passages.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2008 at 14:38
*Little bump* before it falls off the page. I'm really interested to know what people think of this.  Anyone?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2008 at 03:36
Sorry I'd been meaning to reply to this after your bring it up in the team thread.

Logan, that was a rather strange combination of influences, left me a little confused at times... in a good way. The riffing reminded me of an even more sludgy down tuned meshuggah. From the myspace tracks methinks one of the metal genres could be of suit, structural wise they seem to revolve 'round the metal sound; I'm not entirely sure though. Some further discussion between the two applicable teams would be interesting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2008 at 08:22
Thanks, Black Velvet.  I've mentioned it to the prog metal team.  EDIT: I guess it could fit Experimental Progressive Metal or Tech/ Extreme Prog Metal.
I'm still not familiar enough with the music from those categories.


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