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    Posted: May 31 2011 at 11:38
which of these two bands is most progressive New-prog groups, and who do you like the most

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GY!BE isn't "new prog", but it is indeed both new and progressive, so I won't complain.

GY!BE for me. I like Motorpsycho a lot, though, and I can't wait to see them in concert. I heard they put quite a show.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 31 2011 at 11:48
Godspeed you! black emperor!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 31 2011 at 11:52
Godspeed is awesome

Don't know Motorpsycho

so no vote
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 31 2011 at 11:55
I have actually read somewhere or heard somwhere that Toby Driver have Motorpsycho among bands he is influenced from (but don't tak this what I say as a truth, but I might have read it)
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Too different, both are prog but I like GY!BE more than Motorpsycho. Both are good, however.
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Hard to say which one is most proggy, Motorpsycho has that 70s heavy-space-rock vibe (on the last few albums at least). GYBE is post-rock, which is, well something else.

Preference is easy. Motorpsycho! (but I like GYBE too)
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Psycho have dabbed into Post rock territory also
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I love the album Phanorythime love the mellotron and the jazzy sound there, and the soft but sofisticated sound of that album

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Originally posted by Prog Geo Prog Geo wrote:

Godspeed you! black emperor!
 
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Motorpsycho are such a huge blend of everything, it's hard to say what they are. LOL
 
GY!BE on the other hand, practically invented modern post-rock along with Sigur Ros.
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Motorpsycho!
 
I´ve never understood of Post Rock (although I tried it). It´s depressive, melancholic, rather boring than interesting for me.
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Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Motorpsycho!
 
I´ve never understood of Post Rock (although I tried it). It´s depressive, melancholic, rather boring than interesting for me.
 
Depressive and melancholic music takes you to a realm of deeper consciousness if you are willing to let it.
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Originally posted by The Truth The Truth wrote:

Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Motorpsycho!
 
I´ve never understood of Post Rock (although I tried it). It´s depressive, melancholic, rather boring than interesting for me.
 
Depressive and melancholic music takes you to a realm of deeper consciousness if you are willing to let it.
Ok, that´s actually the problem. I´m not willing to let it.
 
I´m listening to music mostly in my car. Thus I don´t want to make sleepy (in principle: forever) myself.
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Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Originally posted by The Truth The Truth wrote:

Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Motorpsycho!
 
I´ve never understood of Post Rock (although I tried it). It´s depressive, melancholic, rather boring than interesting for me.
 
Depressive and melancholic music takes you to a realm of deeper consciousness if you are willing to let it.
Ok, that´s actually the problem. I´m not willing to let it.
 
I´m listening to music mostly in my car. Thus I don´t want to make sleepy (in principle: forever) myself.
 
I said deeper realm of consciousness not drowsy. Confused
 
It's ok if you don't like it though.
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Godspeed = One of the best bands in history, incredibly innovative, and surely to be regarded as one of the best bands of the last couple of decades in the future. 

Motorpsycho = A pretty decent band that's fun to listen to a couple of times but not much more, not very original, and probably will be entirely forgotten in the future. 
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It really depends on how each individual define the progressive term.
 
GYBE! has overall more progressive elements & structures, long songs. But they're not exactly innovative or revolutionary. And I think their songwriting is inconsistent (Lift Yr Skinny Fists... is a true masterpiece, though)
 
Motorpsycho are a band more progressive in the true sense of the word; ie, changing styles from album to album, and sometimes just being genre-surfing weirdos. But imo better songwriters than GYBE!
 
So I'm not able to choose (and I can't vote anyway :D ). Besides, these two bands are quite different, so it's kinda unfair to compare them. I really like both, though.
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Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Originally posted by The Truth The Truth wrote:

Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Motorpsycho!
 
I´ve never understood of Post Rock (although I tried it). It´s depressive, melancholic, rather boring than interesting for me.
 
Depressive and melancholic music takes you to a realm of deeper consciousness if you are willing to let it.
Ok, that´s actually the problem. I´m not willing to let it.
 
I´m listening to music mostly in my car. Thus I don´t want to make sleepy (in principle: forever) myself.


Unlike other post rock, Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a cathartic experience and not depressing at all. Dark and pessimistic, but constructive and inspiring. Well, atleast to me it is.



Peter Hammill's Over, now that is depressive and melancholic (and wonderful)

The ice caps are melting
All the world is drowning
The ice caps are melting
The tide is rushing in
All the world is drowning
To wash away the sin

Tiny Tim: The Other Side - God Bless Tiny Tim 1968
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Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Originally posted by The Truth The Truth wrote:

Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Motorpsycho!
 
I´ve never understood of Post Rock (although I tried it). It´s depressive, melancholic, rather boring than interesting for me.
 
Depressive and melancholic music takes you to a realm of deeper consciousness if you are willing to let it.
Ok, that´s actually the problem. I´m not willing to let it.
 
I´m listening to music mostly in my car. Thus I don´t want to make sleepy (in principle: forever) myself.


Unlike other post rock, Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a cathartic experience and not depressing at all. Dark and pessimistic, but constructive and inspiring. Well, atleast to me it is.

Peter Hammill's Over, now that is depressive and melancholic (and wonderful)

I´ve listened properly your sample and must to admit that´s really depressive, destructive and not inspiring!
 
Incidentally, I own GY!BE discography on mp3, but only tucked somewhere in my drawer. Maybe if I´d want to committ suicide, I´ll pull out it again.Dead


Edited by Gandalff - June 01 2011 at 09:41
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