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Poll Question: The more splendid album in your opinion is:
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    Posted: December 06 2008 at 18:24
Recently we have been spoiled  with two brilliant works of two of today's best avant-rock groups, Rational Diet from Belarus with their album At Work, out on Altr0ck (home  to the magnificent band Yugen who is soon releasing their new one as well) and the Spanish band October Equus who release Charybdis on RAIG (home to numerous avant and experimental bands).

Two fantastic pieces of work, both very much improving and progressing from their previous releases.
Both on my  2008 top albums "list".

Any prefence?

Not really a serious poll, like always; more a means to spread the word about these two new fabulous pieces of work.

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http://www.myspace.com/rationaldiet
www.myspace.com/octoberequus

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2008 at 20:29
I've been meaning to check out both of these.. I have past works by both bands and they're very good!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2008 at 20:31
Only have October Equus s/t, really need to get this latest and I need to check out Rational Diet as well (and Yugen for that matter).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2008 at 20:42
Rational Diet.
 
More varied/fun to my ears. (Interesting aside: Like their debut a bit more at this point though). Both still need more listens.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2008 at 20:57
I don't have either of these albums, but really like the earlier albums by these bands (and the new material I have heard).  And I'm sure the upcoming Yugen album will be terrific .

Incidentally, here are the myspace pages:
http://www.myspace.com/rationaldiet
http://www.myspace.com/octoberequus

And Yugen since it was mentioned:
http://www.myspace.com/yugenband

Terrific bands.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2008 at 09:41
I go for the Spanish band's sophomore album: OCTOBER EQUUS manages to give a jazzy (almost Canterurish) twist to the framework of RIO.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2008 at 04:52
Originally posted by Logan

I don't have either of these albums, but really like the earlier albums by these bands (and the new material I have heard).  And I'm sure the upcoming Yugen album will be terrific .

Incidentally, here are the myspace pages:
http://www.myspace.com/rationaldiet
http://www.myspace.com/octoberequus

And Yugen since it was mentioned:
http://www.myspace.com/yugenband

Terrific bands.




 
Same here - I think I prefer rational diet so far, but I'll wait to hear the new albums before I vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2008 at 19:46
The new Rational Diet is simply awesome; great musicianship, love the musical ideas and their execution, the variety of the tracks... Such a delight to listen to.
Highly recommended!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2008 at 12:02
Bump - maybe more people will be interested in these two bands (and Yugen as well).


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2008 at 12:50
Originally posted by avestin

The new Rational Diet is simply awesome; great musicianship, love the musical ideas and their execution, the variety of the tracks... Such a delight to listen to.
Highly recommended!


I very much expect that this would be my favourite album of theirs.  The myspace tracks are absolutely wonderful.  For me as a chamber music guy, I just love it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2009 at 21:38
So, did any of you get the albums?


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