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    Posted: June 16 2014 at 13:34
^ That's excellent, Pierre! Thanks!
"A good album should always be much more about questions than answers." Bill Bruford

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Originally posted by Todd

^^ Michael, I'm with you. I prefer the physical product. But when they've been OOP for so long, they can be very expensive! For example La Compagnia Digitale is currently on eBay for $100! Yeah, it's okay, but it's not that good. I like to listen to these and then go out and pay the big bucks for the great ones!

^ Sagi, I know the sound on those archival albums really stinks. But live recordings of some of these bands are so rare and of great historical value, that I love to listen to them anyway. Latte e Miele is pretty good as I recall, and the early versions of Zarathustra are very cool to hear.

Oh I agree completely. I have tons of stuff I managed to download over the years from prog sites, all kinds of rare unofficial live albums, I'm interested in that live Jumbo album there Smile

One thing about prog fans, we don't care for crappy sound just as long as the music's any good...


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Post Options Post Options   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2014 at 15:03
Fans Alan Sorrenti could be interested by this one 


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As I promised some feedback to our australian feathered friend:

Astrolabio:

Really a fine piece of work, an great variety of styles with an overall good balance. In their weirder moments they come close to "Deus ex Machina". A remarkeable offical debut. (4 soild stars)

Just listening the first time to the new LogoS album will typing this,
seems to be a (big) winner (need some more spins).

Heared Sezione Frenante's (a 70s band) debut once till now. A good synphonic prog Album, maybe a bit to harmless.

Humana Prog: Brilliant long track as opener, really beautifull folk prog with lots of flutes violin and warm organ. The other tracks are much simpler, mostly vocals, acoustic guitars and percussion (nice but
not really the stuff I prefer).

Greenwall:
Their last Album was underated symph prog, this new one is rather different. Orchestrated (keys) backgrounds with fantastic female
vocals. Somehow a mix of Art Pop, Classical sounds, Folk and lots of Jazz (and some Prog of course). Really recommended (though different).

Still sit on a number of other albums to go through...





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I was listenning to this one last night. Romantic beauty !


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Originally posted by TheH

As I promised some feedback to our australian feathered friend:

Astrolabio:

Really a fine piece of work, an great variety of styles with an overall good balance. In their weirder moments they come close to "Deus ex Machina". A remarkeable offical debut. (4 soild stars)

Just listening the first time to the new LogoS album will typing this,
seems to be a (big) winner (need some more spins).

Heared Sezione Frenante's (a 70s band) debut once till now. A good synphonic prog Album, maybe a bit to harmless.

Humana Prog: Brilliant long track as opener, really beautifull folk prog with lots of flutes violin and warm organ. The other tracks are much simpler, mostly vocals, acoustic guitars and percussion (nice but
not really the stuff I prefer).

Greenwall:
Their last Album was underated symph prog, this new one is rather different. Orchestrated (keys) backgrounds with fantastic female
vocals. Somehow a mix of Art Pop, Classical sounds, Folk and lots of Jazz (and some Prog of course). Really recommended (though different).

Still sit on a number of other albums to go through...






Greenwall is a band that continues to surprise. They were so technical and abrasive, a difficult listen in fact until I got used to their sound. Then their last one veers over into the Symphonic realm and now the description of the latest has me interested. Man these guys are intelligent players who can play with the best of them.
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Originally posted by Mellotron Storm


Originally posted by TheH

As I promised some feedback to our australian feathered friend:

Astrolabio:

Really a fine piece of work, an great variety of styles with an overall good balance. In their weirder moments they come close to "Deus ex Machina". A remarkeable offical debut. (4 soild stars)

Just listening the first time to the new LogoS album will typing this,
seems to be a (big) winner (need some more spins).

Heared Sezione Frenante's (a 70s band) debut once till now. A good synphonic prog Album, maybe a bit to harmless.

Humana Prog: Brilliant long track as opener, really beautifull folk prog with lots of flutes violin and warm organ. The other tracks are much simpler, mostly vocals, acoustic guitars and percussion (nice but
not really the stuff I prefer).

Greenwall:
Their last Album was underated symph prog, this new one is rather different. Orchestrated (keys) backgrounds with fantastic female
vocals. Somehow a mix of Art Pop, Classical sounds, Folk and lots of Jazz (and some Prog of course). Really recommended (though different).

Still sit on a number of other albums to go through...






Greenwall is a band that continues to surprise. They were so technical and abrasive, a difficult listen in fact until I got used to their sound. Then their last one veers over into the Symphonic realm and now the description of the latest has me interested. Man these guys are intelligent players who can play with the best of them.


A track from the album showing the diversity of styles, love it:

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Great H! Glad you liked the Astrolabio!

Thanks for the heads up about a few other titles, more to look in to!

It never ends...and that's a good thing!
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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

Great H! Glad you liked the Astrolabio!

Thanks for the heads up about a few other titles, more to look in to!

It never ends...and that's a good thing!




Thanks, Italy is a horn of plenty if it come to Prog.

Still have to spin the new Nodo Gordiano (I think Finnforest Review
is spot on) and the latest CONQUEROR (not heared yet).

The pace of releases is higher than my wages at the moment

Loads of stuff on the finishing line at the Moment
(Abash,DAAL,Egonon,Gran Turismo Veloce,Catafalchi del Cyber,Fonderia,
Promenade etc.)

Altare Thotemico will havea DVD out soon,SLIVOVITZ started recording
a new album..

etc. etc.




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Two albums from Argentina inspired by the 70's RPI movement. Great stuff !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtjydOoMsEI



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsmRJ0UxcP8

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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

Great H! Glad you liked the Astrolabio!

Thanks for the heads up about a few other titles, more to look in to!

It never ends...and that's a good thing!


Astrolabio.
Buddy, I forgot to tell you that I very much enjoyed your review on their debut album. 5 beans huh? That's high praise. Looks like i shall lend an ear....or 2!
I Had A Sheer Heart Attack when I listen to Freddy Mercury vocal blasts on Sheer Heart Attack. That guy can really bring down the hammer and the anvil on that one. Sheesh. ;)
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Originally posted by hellogoodbye

Two albums from Argentina inspired by the 70's RPI movement. Great stuff !

Pierre, I bought the CD reissue of this one about a year ago, some of the vocals are a little dated, but it's generally excellent. I've kept it on my Ipod so I can eventually review if hopefully!

Originally posted by progbethyname

Astrolabio.
Buddy, I forgot to tell you that I very much enjoyed your review on their debut album. 5 beans huh? That's high praise. Looks like i shall lend an ear....or 2!

I think you'll dig this one too, Nick! Check out this promo track of samples of the album:



As soon as there's some full clips I'll post them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2014 at 04:22
Very good album, Mike. Personally I prefer the Sintesis album from 76. But only Lp.
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Yes, I love it Pierre, might listen to it on the way home from work soon!

Other then where they originate from, does the Sintesis one have any relation to the Agnus album? Beautiful artwork on that one too! Will give the clip a spin when I'm home - short album at 27 minutes!
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Dunno, my 'D-Day' is tomorrow............(just ask Aussie-Byrd......).
If I never appear on P.A. again, blame it on IGA.......
Seriously though, still, to this day, my ultimate, ultra-fave RPI fave has got to be Le Orme's Uomo di Pezza. May this fact be known ( and I have well over 100 RPI Prog LP's).......
Hard to beat this Orme album for me.....

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My fav Le Orme too. Heart But there are 6 albums from them that I adore. 
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Dunno, my 'D-Day' is tomorrow............(just ask Aussie-Byrd......).
If I never appear on P.A. again, blame it on IGA.......
Seriously though, still, to this day, my ultimate, ultra-fave RPI fave has got to be Le Orme's Uomo di Pezza. May this fact be known ( and I have well over 100 RPI Prog LP's).......
Hard to beat this Orme album for me.....

Hope you survived your D-Day!  That Le Orme album was my second RPI album that I purchased and is in my top 3 of RPI...so far.

Been listening to this one lately, good stuff!Thumbs Up
Reale Accademia Di Musica Reale Accademia Di Musica  album cover

Real accademia di musica, its on the Tube...sorry do not have the link handy.

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The link 

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Originally posted by hellogoodbye

The link 

Wink

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Thank you my fine feathered friend!  The work location I am at today blocks the Tube...

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Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Dunno, my 'D-Day' is tomorrow............(just ask Aussie-Byrd......).
If I never appear on P.A. again, blame it on IGA.......
Seriously though, still, to this day, my ultimate, ultra-fave RPI fave has got to be Le Orme's Uomo di Pezza. May this fact be known ( and I have well over 100 RPI Prog LP's).......
Hard to beat this Orme album for me.....


I Had A Sheer Heart Attack when I listen to Freddy Mercury vocal blasts on Sheer Heart Attack. That guy can really bring down the hammer and the anvil on that one. Sheesh. ;)
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