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    Posted: February 20 2012 at 06:50
Hello all and thanks for the great site!

I consider myself a newbie not only to this forum but also to the prog music. Well, I have listened to and loved some prog artists (e.g. Pink Floyd & Jethro Tull) for almost 20 years but progressive as a genre (not to speak of all its subgenres) has long been quite strange to me.
During the last year I started seriously to explore different prog artists and albums and this site has been of great help. I have only scratched the surface of the genre but already it seems as a treasure trove full of new, exciting music.

Overall, it's difficult to describe my musical taste in brief. I listen to many kinds of music from simple pop/rock to classical. I often like quite melancholic and contemplative music and also many kinds of psychedelic music. Most of my favourite artists&albums are from the 60's, 70's and 80's. There are some contemporary bands that I like (Radiohead, for example) but mostly modern mainstream music feels somehow shallow and soulless to me.
And regarding prog, I have so far explored mostly the big names of the early days who had been somewhat familiar to me, but whose albums I hadn't really listened to with thought: Genesis, Yes, Camel, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Van Der Graaf Generator.
I've also found some interesting bands that I hadn't heard before: Gryphon and Magma. Gryphon enchants with its medieval sound and Magma's music is totally something else.

Some of my favourite artists: Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, R.E.M., Dire Straits, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Kingston Wall, Tori Amos, Cocteau Twins

So, I'm looking forward to participate the discussions in this forum. And no doubt I'll soon be needing some more recommendations.





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hello Polarwolf and welcome!! one of my earliest friends was a Finnish immigrant! his Soumi name was Hari. I have many great memories of him including when he got his first car and he would pick me up from school, i thought it was so cool to have a friend with a car!!LOL.He taught me some Finnish words and phrases but the only one i remember is: Se on Minon Lisko(which i think means,that is my lizard!!!)LOL
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Melancholic, contemplative music is the greatest. Welcome to PA.
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Originally posted by colorofmoney91 colorofmoney91 wrote:

Melancholic, contemplative music is the greatest. Welcome to PA.
 
Sometimes it is. Here is a fine example. From Finland.
 
Btw: Welcome, PolarWolf.


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Welcome, I'm also from Finland a bit.

Judging by your taste you should like Nick Drake, Scott Walker, Dead Can Dance and Nick Cave (perhaps you already do (and perhaps you wanted prog recommendations so no nvm)).
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The Dead Cant Dance track "host of Seraphim" was used to eerie effect in the equally  eerie movie "The Mist" for me the best adaption of a Stephen King story ever put on screen.
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Dead CAN Dance,sorry
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Originally posted by dude dude wrote:

hello Polarwolf and welcome!! one of my earliest friends was a Finnish immigrant! his Soumi name was Hari. I have many great memories of him including when he got his first car and he would pick me up from school, i thought it was so cool to have a friend with a car!!LOL.He taught me some Finnish words and phrases but the only one i remember is: Se on Minon Lisko(which i think means,that is my lizard!!!)LOL
Cool, that's an useful phrase Smile
 

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Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

Welcome, I'm also from Finland a bit.

Judging by your taste you should like Nick Drake, Scott Walker, Dead Can Dance and Nick Cave (perhaps you already do (and perhaps you wanted prog recommendations so no nvm)).

Thanks, Vompatti. All recommendations are welcome. I like Nick Cave and Nick Drake. Scott Walker and Dead Can Dance I have heard of, but haven't actually listened to them. I probably will sooner or later.
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Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Originally posted by colorofmoney91 colorofmoney91 wrote:

Melancholic, contemplative music is the greatest. Welcome to PA.
 
Sometimes it is. Here is a fine example. From Finland.
 
Btw: Welcome, PolarWolf.

Thanks someone_else. I haven't heard of that band before, even though it's Finnish. The album seems to be in Spotify, so I will check it out.
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Originally posted by Pekka Pekka wrote:

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Kiitos kiitos Smile
Ja menestystä KalPalle. (oma joukkueeni löytyy toisesta päästä sarjataulukkoa) Wink
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Welcome along - have a great time here!


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Originally posted by PolarWolf PolarWolf wrote:

Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Originally posted by colorofmoney91 colorofmoney91 wrote:

Melancholic, contemplative music is the greatest. Welcome to PA.
 
Sometimes it is. Here is a fine example. From Finland.
 
Btw: Welcome, PolarWolf.

Thanks someone_else. I haven't heard of that band before, even though it's Finnish. The album seems to be in Spotify, so I will check it out.
 
It is in Spotify indeed. I gave it one more listen today. Enjoy!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pekka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2012 at 23:59
Originally posted by PolarWolf PolarWolf wrote:

Originally posted by Pekka Pekka wrote:

Tervetulloo Thumbs Up

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Ja menestystä KalPalle. (oma joukkueeni löytyy toisesta päästä sarjataulukkoa) Wink

Thanks, a bit of a losing streak going on, but still the best regular season in history of the team Smile If Ilves is your team, they're my second favourite if I had to pick one, lots of sympathy for them. Too bad they're not doing so well.

I recommend the previous album by Tenhi, called Maaäet. Haven't listened to the new one so much yet. I hadn't heard their music, but when Maaäet came out I saw the album at a record store with a sticker on the cover that said "Sigur Rós from the woods". I think that's the only time I've bought an album based on a sticker.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PolarWolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2012 at 07:03
Originally posted by Pekka Pekka wrote:

 
Thanks, a bit of a losing streak going on, but still the best regular season in history of the team Smile If Ilves is your team, they're my second favourite if I had to pick one, lots of sympathy for them. Too bad they're not doing so well.
Yeah, Ilves is my team. I only hope that they won't get relegated and that the next season is better.
I hope that KalPa wins championship, because they haven't won ever before and they do deserve it.

Originally posted by Pekka Pekka wrote:

I recommend the previous album by Tenhi, called Maaäet. Haven't listened to the new one so much yet. I hadn't heard their music, but when Maaäet came out I saw the album at a record store with a sticker on the cover that said "Sigur Rós from the woods". I think that's the only time I've bought an album based on a sticker.

I listened the Tenhi's albums Saivo and Maaäet. Based on the first listening they sound very good. Dark, but melodic and very atmospheric. The sound is quite unique, and instrumentation is great, I think. I'm not yet sure if I like the vocals; they worked well in some parts, but in some places sounded a bit forced. But very potential band. I think I need to listen more.
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BTW you're clearly a special person: This is the 2112th topic in the Welcome newbies section Bowdown
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