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    Posted: November 22 2013 at 17:57
A couple of great reviews on the front page today by Michael and David on two albums I have gotten recently but haven't spun yet. So yes it has me anxious to hear Rhun and McLuhan but I always save the best for last so I will wait.
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I agree John, excellent reviews from both Mike and Dave, with two albums that I really love and I hope will get more attention.

And since Pierre mentioned Oktober's debut just the other day, I was really hooked on it, the whole thing is available on the tube so I already know the album by heart. I'm glad you reviewed the second album because I did notice it had no reviews yet, I listened to the only sample available (16 min.) and it was quite different from the debut material. your review did calrify some things though, it looks like the band was aiming at something different, more conceptual. I hope I can find any of their albums sometime soon.
Great job man!


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Originally posted by Sagichim

I agree John, excellent reviews from both Mike and Dave, with two albums that I really love and I hope will get more attention.

And since Pierre mentioned Oktober's debut just the other day, I was really hooked on it, the whole thing is available on the tube so I already know the album by heart. I'm glad you reviewed the second album because I did notice it had no reviews yet, I listened to the only sample available (16 min.) and it was quite different from the debut material. your review did calrify some things though, it looks like the band was aiming at something different, more conceptual. I hope I can find any of their albums sometime soon.
Great job man!
 
Thanks Sagi ! It wasn't easy finding info on these guys, it would be nice if they were re-issued one day. I'm glad their debut has you hooked.Big smile
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Another one from Michael today on that Setna album I have yet to get to. Love his description of it.
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Hi John, thanks for that, and for the comments you and Sagi made earlier as well! I've stalled on that Setna review for months, I even recall writing to Sean Trane (I think the only other review there of it) asking some questions about the vocals, many months ago!

It's a wonderful album, I was looking back and forth at the CD booklet reading all those descriptions of what each track was trying to convey, I thought those were cool details to include!

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Sorry i totally missed this, but thanks you guys. I've been digging reading yours as wellBig smile Kangaroo - Sweet Antonius Rex write up - very nice indeed. Got me interested for sure. I got the Pre Viam album and dig it to a certain degree - yet I can vividly imagine that particular sound and feel being honed and made into something really great.

Also just caught Steve-o's Hubardo review. What a beauty big man! I think it's very well written and I applaud you for coming clean about not fully understanding it. I did something similar when I tried reviewing Igor Wakhevitch's Logos. You did it so much better than me though, and it felt like I had just listened to the album after reading it.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 03 2013 at 11:37
Two very good reviews on the front page! First of all Dennis (The Crimson King) with his outstanding review to KC's box set, very informative and easy to read, keep up the good work man! Clap
I would really love to own this baby since I have a few live albums.

Second review for Apostolis (Psarros). Very good review for Mahjun! Clap I'm so glad you wrote a review for them since I offered them a few weeks ago to the site. Beautiful description of their music, every word is on the spot!
I have all their albums and I must ask if you have any others?
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Yes, thank you Dennis for that comprehensive review of Road to Red!
I'm nowhere near fanatical enough to buy it, but now that I've read your review, I at least know what I'm missing. Big smile
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Thanks Sagi & HolyMoly for your kind words!  The Road to Red was the first review I've ever written.  When I was working on it I kept thinking of this quote from my fave Bevis Frond song...

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Originally posted by Sagichim

Two very good reviews on the front page! First of all Dennis (The Crimson King) with his outstanding review to KC's box set, very informative and easy to read, keep up the good work man! Clap
I would really love to own this baby since I have a few live albums.

Second review for Apostolis (Psarros). Very good review for Mahjun! Clap I'm so glad you wrote a review for them since I offered them a few weeks ago to the site. Beautiful description of their music, every word is on the spot!
I have all their albums and I must ask if you have any others?
Thanks for your kind words Sagi!!Embarrassed

Unfortunately I have not been able to dig further into their sound, although I know they changed their name after the 1st album - possibly along with a slight change of style??? -...Anyway, this was a great band back at the time and their name is definitely among the ones who deserve some further research.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2013 at 12:35
Brilliant review today by The Mystical for Pawn Hearts:  http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=1086559.  I'm not much of a "lyrics" guy (generally can't understand what people are singing!), but I was quite intrigued by his interpretation of them.

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I enjoyed Micheal's review of COS just now. I couldn't agree with you more either about Son reminding you of Platon on ZAO's first one, with those wordless Vocal melodies. I know they were very familiar with Zao and if I remember correctly I think COS' first one reminds me more of Zao's debut than Viva Boma does.
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Thank you, John! I laughed in your review of it when you mentioned Paatos briefly as well, I thought I was crazy when I thought that originally!

Just wanted to draw attention to Tszirmay's current Flamborough Head review:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=1090571

It's probably the neo prog album of the year, and he sure has written better about it than I ever could!

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Thanks Melb-man! You are not exactly shabby yourself! Sensational album, a definite killer 2013 addition. 
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Yes, I'm seriously considering putting it in my final top 2013! But this year has been so good, so not sure if it might make the cut or just be edged out!

Thanks for giving it some much deserved love!
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I am not sure whether many realize the absolute quality of 2013 releases! I have stated before (in June I believe) that 2013 may end up being one of the best years EVER! My list is ridiculous and rivals both 1973 and 1974 which were the unshakable years for prog . 
Here it is then in no particular order with only a few alterations to come 

a.       Resonaxis- Hymnarium

b.      From.uz- Sodom & Gomorrha

c.       Airbag- The Greatest Show on Earth

d.      Legend- Spirit

e.      Unreal City- La Crudelta di Aprile

f.        Oceans5- Road to Mingulay

g.       Flamborough Head-Lost in Time

h.      Iain Jennings- My Dark Surprise

i.        Magenta- the 27 Club

j.        Lizard- Master & M

k.       Gandalf’s Fist- A Day in the Life…..

l.         Lifesigns- same

m.    Big Big Train- English Electric Part 2

n.      Henry Fool- Men Singing

o.      Cosmograf- The Man Left in Space

p.      Il Cerchio D’Oro- Icaro e Dedalo

q.      Oxhuitza-same

r.        Herd of Instinct- Conjure

s.       IQ- Tales from the Lush Attic Remix

t.        Elephants from Scotland- Home away from Home

u.      Steve Wilson- The Raven…

v.       La Maschera di Cera- Le Porte del Domani

w.     Comedy of Errors- Fanfare & Fantasy

x.       Willowglass- The Dream Harbour

y.       Believe- The Warmest Sun…

z.       Progenesi- Ulisse

aa.   Aldo Tagliapietra- Nella Pietra….

bb.  The Inner Road- Ascension

cc.    The Windmill- Continuation

dd.  Vienna Circle- Silhouette Moon

ee.  Sound of Contact- Dimensionaut

ff.     Days Between Stations- In Extremis

gg.   Soma White- same

hh.  La Coscienza di Zeno- Sensitivita

ii.      Trion- Funfair Fantasy



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^ Well i've got 5 of those ThomasLOL it's been slim picking for me this year although I must admit a lot of what i've bought this year aren't 2013 releases.
Oh and Michael that's cool that we both hear that Paatos reference on that Cos album.Thumbs Up
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Fantastic, long review by Michael aka Aussie-Byrd-Brother on Taliesyn...At the moment I added the band, he came up with a detailed description of an unknown, under-the-radar album, making me dig into the group a bit further...Absolutely on spot, not to mention I love when a guy around here spends some precious time around an album that has unfairly faded in time.Congrats!


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Very nice write up Kangaroo. I enjoyed that one.

Another one I really found interesting was Thanos' recent Riverside review. A very nice and friendly way of using the two star rating, and written in a manner that comes across very politely yet is rather poignant and sharp at the same time. 
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