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    Posted: May 28 2010 at 03:20
I have never ever seen anyone mention The Red Masque (except Friede and me; we are fans). does nobody know them? or if they do, does nobody like them? very strange indeed, they are in our opinion one of the best bands that came up in the mid 90s, if not THE best band

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2010 at 03:27
I know them, I heard their EP and the first album. Very good band indeed. Assaf has been promoting them in the past, and when Lynnette (who has a PA account) joins with a post/thread there are always responses HeartTongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2010 at 04:31
Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

I know them, I heard their EP and the first album. Very good band indeed. Assaf has been promoting them in the past, and when Lynnette (who has a PA account) joins with a post/thread there are always responses HeartTongue

I know Lynette has an account here. nevertheless, they by far don't get the attention they deserve at all. I can only recommend to go to there MySpace page; you can listen to some of their excellent stuff there. here a link:
http://www.myspace.com/myredmasque
they are one of the darkest bands there are. songs like "The Spider is the Web" or the epic "Passage" are as dark as dark can get


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kotro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2010 at 04:46
I only know what they made available through their website. While interesting, it's really not my thing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2010 at 05:39
I think any lover of VdGG should love The Red Masque too. there clearly is an influence (which the band gladly acknowledge), but they have developed their own thing. influences of Magma can also be heard (the heavy bass!), and lot of other influences too. they mixed a really good cocktail from it

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2010 at 13:42
I'm kind of in the same boat as Kotro. I downloaded something from their website, and listened to a couple songs on their myspace. Didn't really seem like my kinda thing. Very meandering, seemed a bit pointless at spots. Her voice is an issue as well...too much of it, and it doesn't really fit the music IMVHO.
 
With those issues I've never been willing to spring for a real album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Black Rose Immortal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2010 at 14:49

hmmm.. these guys r on acid. and not the acid 70's band were takin, today's acid seem much stronger by hearing this



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2010 at 15:10
I know The Red Masque, but never really got into the music.  I would have liked Dagmar Krause lending vocals to it.  I find the music a bit sloppy, but good band.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2010 at 16:08
well, I find them a lot better than celebrities like Opeth or Porcupine Tree. they are a band that manage to capture the spirit of the 70s without sounding outdated. Friede and I have been fans ever since hearing a feature on them on an internet radio show

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2010 at 16:19
I find them a lot better than those too, but PT and Opeth aren't my bag.  The Red Masque is a good band, and I like the music, but maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance to really impress me.  There's so much good music out there that is not generally popular or is barely known in progressive rock circles.

It is rather surprising to me that the band only has one rating for each of its studio albums.


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Hey, this is good!

But you have to accept the fact there are some great names in the 90's and 00's that will simply stay unknown - Big Block 454, Coma Stereo, Illachime Quartet, Rouge Ciel, and many others.
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I've heard Feathers For Flesh and thought it was a very good album. Unsure when I'll have the resources to get more by them but we'll see...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote velvet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 14 2011 at 09:38
Hi all
Thanks for posting this topic.
I just wanted to let you know we have a new website now at www.theredmasque.com. if anybody is interested in finding out more about the band, please feel free to stop by. We have videos and free downloads available (with more to be posted in the coming months). We have revamped the band's lineup in this past year and resolved our practice space
 situation (which was hampering the band) and I think some of you will be pleasantly surprised at the results.
Thanks :)
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Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

I have never ever seen anyone mention The Red Masque (except Friede and me; we are fans). does nobody know them? or if they do, does nobody like them? very strange indeed, they are in our opinion one of the best bands that came up in the mid 90s, if not THE best band


I wouldn't consider them among the best bands from the 90s, but they are very enjoyable. I've seen them live a few times.

They post here pretty often. I think people know of them, but never listen to them.

EDIT: Oh my I said that before looking at the post above me.


Edited by Equality 7-2521 - February 14 2011 at 15:21
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I have Feathers for Flesh and it's a highly enjoyable yet intense listen.
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Heard the band first time on CFMU radio "The Waiting Room". It think they were quite good, but not really my can of lager.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brainstormer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2011 at 00:01
You asked "why".

Yeah, everyone has their own taste.  Some experimental music you can tell that the people making it or liking it probably smoke a lot of herb.  I'm not saying this band does that.  But it kind of pigeonholes certain types of music.
You begin to realize the more difficult music (say Hackett-era Genesis) is the product of very exceptional people that
probably spent a lot of time sober.  Or, stuff like John Coltrane, had an intense spiritual path.  So, you find out
a lot about different types of music, and then certain music scares people off after a while.

Some music sounds great to people who may be young and haven't really lived through a lot of life, and
seen the folly of liking some kinds of things, but will learn by experience, hopefully, the folly of certain ways.
Again, that does not refer to this band.  I'm not being sarcastic when I say that.

I played a little bit of the band and just did not feel a draw.






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I'm listening to more of them now and they're not bad. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2011 at 06:46
I don't know why I don't know them other than I know that I don't.
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I've only got their second album, which I've yet to review
 
I encounter Lynette sometimes on ProgEars
 
 
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Pat & Jean, as far as I know, Red Masque is a 00's band, not a 90's band (debut dates from 2002)
 
 
 
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