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    Posted: April 29 2010 at 00:02
Today I received acopy of SOLUS3 debut album "The Sky Above the Roof" from my friend Ian BLackaby (Bass player of Lunar Dunes already in Psyche).
 
Listened the album and believe it's 100% Prog and delightful, but have a bit of troubles trying to locate them,
 
The options are Folk, Eclectic, Fusion and even Avant......Would be a shame not to add them
 
Band Info:
 
Members:
 
Julie Thorton (Roxy Music & Bryan Ferry): Harp, Percussion, Piano, Vibes
Hamilton Lee (Transglobal Underground, UNITE, Lunar Dunes) : Drums, Percussion, Loops, PianoTheremin.
Ian Blackaby (Lunar Dunes): Bass and Backwards Piano
 
Guests:
 
Stacey Clarcke: Canadian Soprano
Seb Hunter (Guitar)
Elii Gruba: Thoat singer
James Williams: Trumpet
 
Even when they are a British band, one of the songs is a poem by Spanish maestro Federico García Lorca
 
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Will leave a copy of this post in Folk and Eclectic.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 07:01
This does sound like a great case for Eclectic IMO. Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 11:57
I agree with Eclectic.  Beautiful music, but I personally can't picture them as being a good fit for Prog Folk.  They are being reviewed by the PF team though; will keep you posted.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 12:23
I listened earlier and while it doesn't strike me as that "right" for Eclectic, I can't think of a better place for it.  Folk is the next best category.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 13:53

Everyteam has their policy, but I believe hat a Prog band should be added in the best possible place before than being kept in stand by waiting for the perfect location that will probably never be found.

Eclectic is a good call IMO, because they present elements of different genres.
 
But that's my 2 cents only.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 14:17
^ A position I agree with. In fact, when I was involved in team work I would vote okay for those that I felt had equal merit in other categories, and sometimes vote yes even when I felt there was a better category so that the process didn't drag on for a long time (could always fine-tune placement after addition) -- if I felt something clearly wrong for the category, well then I wouldn't have voted yes of course.  This one would have had a "fine" vote from me based on my listening. When I can easily discern at least three core Prog subcategory elements in the music without it favouring any particular one of those (crosses at least three Prog categories to create an eclectic mix), then it becomes easier.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 14:57
I vote for folk, because it is the predominant factor, though I agree there are other influences


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 18:58
I have to thank our dear Bald Jean, she helped me with the band, being that she''s much more familiar than e with this unusual bands.
 
I just talked with Ian Blackaby (The bass player) and he thanked us, because most critics were so lost, that hardly heard all the album.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 20:17
It's always important to know the opinion of the artist:
 
Ian Blackaby (Bassist of the band) sent me this PM today:
 
Quote Thanks for taking the time to think about this. Most critics wouldn't make it through the full 40 minutes!
 
I can see the Prog Folk thing like maybe Comus or even Jorge Reyes but because it is 99% improvised and a blend of ideas and ideals (Prog / Jazz / World / Classical / Free Jazz) then I think we might be better dealt with in Avant or Eclectic.
 
 
Very much appreciated.
 
Best to you
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2010 at 12:43
...and finally added to Eclectic.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2010 at 23:43

Good news.

A bizarre and essentially Eclectic album.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2010 at 01:55
Thank you everyone for giving this so much thought and consideration and thank you Ivan for the fantastic review. Very much appreciated and I am also pleased to see this record in Eclectic with Fripp, VdGG and Gentle Giant. Best. IB
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2010 at 03:16
Hey Ian, do you have any picture of the band handy?
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