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    Posted: February 19 2017 at 03:23
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

It is something of a miracle tbh. I was not expecting to be this blown away but it seems some of the new kids on the block understands how to woo this dane.
On my second spin of Avenoth right now and it sounds better than the first, although I still would prefer a more erm subtle production.

production, shmoduction. only men can talk about that! I don't think any woman would ever complain about the production of an album. it is the music that counts, not the f.....g production!

many early prog albums (and non-prog too) were what you would call "badly produced". but I don't care at all! on the contrary; a so-called "perfect" production makes the music appear sterile. it is the little imperfections that bring music to life. this is one of the reasons why I much prefer live albums to studio albums. Friede shares my opinion, by the way

But you're preaching to the choir...and indeed complaining about the very same problem I have with most modern prog albums: the overly sterile production. I prefer music cut live in the studio, warm almost woodlike ambiences and mic placement to any modern "phonebooth" endeavor.
The noise as some people sadly call it is and always be half the music.
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Anybody else been enjoying the Panda Fight Club's `Ultimo' debut from 2015? Has a heavy guitar sound and tough vocals, not unlike other modern groups like Il Bacio della Medusa and Civico 23.

I'll likely be adding them to the site tomorrow - long overdue too!
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I've got that exact same version too, Jim, played very often it is too....in fact, might do so right now, it's on my Ipod here at work!
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^ Inspite of it being very short I actually prefer Milano Calibro to L'uomo, great album!
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Wow!  Just got this CD and love it, 2 albums in one.  L'Uomo and Milano Calibro 9.  Since the only album by them I have or heard is Palepoli, I was pleasantly surprised when I heard these two!

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Originally posted by CaP CaP wrote:

New record from Maxophone (La Fabbrica delle Nuvole, released through AMS records) available starting from TODAY.
I'm buying it in 3, 2, 1...

and, regarding to this
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

many early prog albums (and non-prog too) were what you would call "badly produced". but I don't care at all! on the contrary; a so-called "perfect" production makes the music appear sterile. it is the little imperfections that bring music to life. this is one of the reasons why I much prefer live albums to studio albums. Friede shares my opinion, by the way


I disagree. I think a good production is something that increases the pleasure of listening to music: good music with bad production is like a dress made with wonderful fabric but badly sewn: you have a great raw material, but you could have a better finished product. Anyway... I'm a man, so I guess you are right LOL


Well somebody has their thinking CaP on.
Very much agree. A&R is a very big deal to me.
Serious audio gear won't let you tolerate poor A&R.
Too many imperfections exposed takes largely away from the music.

Albums with solid A&R?

Logos's "The Enigma of Life" is one damn fine sounding RPI album.
Raving and drooling I leaned on his neck with a screeeeeeeamm! ;)
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New record from Maxophone (La Fabbrica delle Nuvole, released through AMS records) available starting from TODAY.
I'm buying it in 3, 2, 1...

and, regarding to this
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

many early prog albums (and non-prog too) were what you would call "badly produced". but I don't care at all! on the contrary; a so-called "perfect" production makes the music appear sterile. it is the little imperfections that bring music to life. this is one of the reasons why I much prefer live albums to studio albums. Friede shares my opinion, by the way

I disagree. I think a good production is something that increases the pleasure of listening to music: good music with bad production is like a dress made with wonderful fabric but badly sewn: you have a great raw material, but you could have a better finished product. Anyway... I'm a man, so I guess you are right LOL
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Speaking about nowadays Italian prog bands, you guys should check out:
- Nosound (!!)
- Fabio Zuffanti
- Il Rumore Bianco (I saw someone posted a video already)
- Promenade

It's a very interesting panorama in my opinion
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

It is something of a miracle tbh. I was not expecting to be this blown away but it seems some of the new kids on the block understands how to woo this dane.
On my second spin of Avenoth right now and it sounds better than the first, although I still would prefer a more erm subtle production.

production, shmoduction. only men can talk about that! I don't think any woman would ever complain about the production of an album. it is the music that counts, not the f.....g production!

many early prog albums (and non-prog too) were what you would call "badly produced". but I don't care at all! on the contrary; a so-called "perfect" production makes the music appear sterile. it is the little imperfections that bring music to life. this is one of the reasons why I much prefer live albums to studio albums. Friede shares my opinion, by the way


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I like this one very much:




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Signs of life from complex and internationally acclaimed Barock Project.
Looks like we have a new ton on notes coming... in 2017 
https://youtu.be/3wQkspbIdcY



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Originally posted by BunBun BunBun wrote:

^ im learning that too. I was just complaining that italian albums can be so much money, and some are so hard to find but whatever, Im patient and I can get some for okay prices. Maybe I'll just move there lol

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^ im learning that too. I was just complaining that italian albums can be so much money, and some are so hard to find but whatever, Im patient and I can get some for okay prices. Maybe I'll just move there lol
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Anything that comes from Italy is expensive. 

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Why are Italian Prog albums so expensive?   New or used, the prices seem high to me.
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Originally posted by Todd Todd wrote:

I don't write nearly as often as you two, nor as well, but here's a bit of my experience with this.

Ah, yes, I remember! And actually, I recently bought that album, got it in my last order with Greg Walker a month or two ago! Haven't listened to it yet though!
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

It is something of a miracle tbh. I was not expecting to be this blown away but it seems some of the new kids on the block understands how to woo this dane.
On my second spin of Avenoth right now and it sounds better than the first, although I still would prefer a more erm subtle production.

So glad to hear it--it's such a fertile, diverse field that there will be something for every progressive fan if they keep looking.
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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

I guess its an honor to be ripped off by a legend like Mellow...

Where's my check for .10 cents, Mauro???  AngryLOL  I could use it!

Heh! I've had the experience of a band (that shall remain anonymous, and no, they weren't an Italian band so there was no `language barrier' issues! ) that I mentioned I posted a very positive review of their latest album to (when there were pretty much NO reviews of it anywhere), they never acknowledged my message, not even a single word `thanks', but then proceeded over the next year and a bit to use part of my review in a lot of their promotion, quotes, press, etc. It started popping up all over the net. I'll admit, I was a little steamed about that one!

I don't write nearly as often as you two, nor as well, but here's a bit of my experience with this.
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