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    Posted: September 23 2010 at 18:03
this is a band from Bergen, Norway, they play so called vaudeville influenced rock, influences from what I hear are Procol Harum, Tom Waits, Cat Stevens, Genesis, litle Gentle Giant, and Jethro Tull (folk infuence in general)
 
It is short songs but they are realy creative and show clear prog-leaning, more prog then Mew in terms of sound and chord-changes, instrumentation and lead instrument passages
 
they have two albums
 
Major Parkinson (I dont have this) 2008
Songs from a Solitary Home (I have this one) 2010
 
I saw them live totay and was blown away by their energy and progressive instrumentation and odd-time sigs,
 
and they use Mellotron like it was ther own invention Clap  (brings memories back to Tony Banks gentle touches without sounding plagiaritativ
 
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2010 at 18:09

Forum teams that I think would listen to this are

Heavy Prog, Eclectic Prog, Crossover Prog, and then to a lesser extent Prog Folk, Symphonic Prog, and Prog-Related as a final resting spot
 
I will also say that don't take this band lightly in your analyses, it is important to listen to their albums from Start to finish,
 
they are a TRUE MODERN PROG BAND with modern prog aproach but with links to the prog-legends


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2010 at 18:17
listening to samples from the 2008 debut now


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2010 at 18:28
^ cool, have not listened to that, but I listen to their latest
 
clear Procol Harum and Tom Waits sounding with a cabaree feel, but also a folk and themeatic attitude through the album, (the keybordist show clear Tony Banks fanboyisme,
 
that they have short songs dose not mean thay aint prog, Gentle Giant had short songs, and this band resemblance GG in that aspect that they keap it progressive for 2-4 minuttes with enough elements to make it stand out 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2010 at 18:33
actually the debut sounds more like SGM meets the B-52s  LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2010 at 18:35
to quoute Wiki
 
"They play energetic rock based on several genres - from classical melodious pop music to progressive and hardcore rock"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2010 at 18:35
^^ who are SGM
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2010 at 18:38
check the song Adville
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2010 at 18:59
doo you meen Sleepytime Gorilla museum
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2010 at 19:02
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2010 at 09:12
 I realy starting to love this band, so fun enegic and unique, nothing like them
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2010 at 12:05
check the Genesis influenced song the Age of Paranoia
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2010 at 04:17
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2010 at 05:24
I've let Eclectic team know about this act

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2010 at 08:24
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2010 at 08:34
it is important to listen closely, their is alot of nuances, from piano mini solos, bass lines, guitar strumming and small lead-parts, complex riffs and rythems they also have a modern aproach so they are a tad more upbeat then the 70s prog bands, but they are as charming as Gentle Giant and gruff as Tom Waits

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2010 at 01:37
 agreed-- wish them luck

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2010 at 12:54
This is a fun and interesting one.  I enjoy it and it is one that will require careful listening/ thinking from me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2010 at 11:04
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