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    Posted: May 22 2005 at 13:55
Has anybody had the chance to listen to this album ?
It's pure genius in my opinion! Great mixture of many genres with musical perfection.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 08 2006 at 16:32

Very good album. A little reminiscent of Mr. Bungle, not in sound but in spirit. Less insane, though. Has anyone heard 1st?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 09 2006 at 00:51

So no one has ever heard of them?

I would have thought that since this thread was created (May 22, 2005) someone would have noticed it, and posted a reply. So this means no one knows this ?

Can't be. It is a nice album (tot licht), enjoyable, not something amazing, but fun to listen to and it contains a good mixture of several styles. There are a female and male vocalists and the male one can be a bit annoying sometimes, but overall they do a good job.

For those not familiar here is their bio from their PA page:

DISCUS biography

Very tempting to describe this 8-piece unit as some sort of Indonesian MR. BUNGLE. Less frantic in terms of style, they don't have a singer as mad as Mike Patton but they do match the band in terms of virtuosity, eclecticism and heaving rocking. DISCUS' material is stunningly complex and varied, alternating between changing time signatures and calm, contemplative moments, sometimes in a matter of ten seconds. In addition to traditional rock instruments, they play violin, clarinet, bass clarinet, sax, flute and a variety of ethnic percussion instruments.

Both of their albums,"1st" and "...Tot Licht" (released in 1999 and 2003 respectively), are a veritable patchwork of jazz, fusion, Sundan traditional and Balinese music, contemporary classical and classical chamber, pop, pop jazz, prog rock, heavy metal and dissonant avant-garde. In short, the band tackles just about every imaginable genre that lies between PINK FLOYD and WEATHER REPORT. The vocals follow a similar pattern, featuring both male and female vocalizations that can be normal one minute and hysterical the next. This band truly defies all categories but given half chance, their material provides an intriguing, powerful, challenging and tremendously rewarding experience.

Highly recommended to the open-minded listener and to fans of extreme avant-garde.

: : : Lise (HIBOU), CANADA : : :

http://www.discusprog.com/

1999 4.00
Excellent addition to any prog music collection
(4 ratings)
1st Studio Album
2003 4.22
Excellent addition to any prog music collection
(9 ratings)
... tot licht Studio Album



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 09 2006 at 07:23

GO here for samples:

http://www.discusprog.com/main.php?v=11&act=detil&_g alid=2&pg=2&gal=1

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 09 2006 at 09:35
I have ... tot licht! and quite like it. Haven't listened to it for a while though. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 09 2006 at 13:02

^^^

Did you listen to ther first release?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 09 2006 at 13:04
Sounds like a pretty interesting band. Thanks for the recommendation, Assaf!
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