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    Posted: August 18 2012 at 14:14
Although they have a discussion thread here (http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=58594), I don't see that any official request has been made to add this band to PA.

This is Phlox from Malaysia, not the band of the same name from Estonia who is already here.

While a case could be made for Crossover, because of some pop elements, I think Psych/Space is more appropriate.  Their sound seems very similar to More/Meddle/Obscured era Pink Floyd.  But I don't find them to me a Floyd clone by any means.  I find some of their guitar sound to remind me of The Cure, actually.

Anyway, it's very nice stuff, and I think very appropriate for PA.

You can listen to their full length release, Quiver, on their bandcamp page: http://phloxism.bandcamp.com/album/quiver
There are a couple of links there to a few reviews as well.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 18 2012 at 14:51
They should really have been moved here from Unsigned Bands at Christmas/New Year when the album was announced, but that forum is currently a bit of a throwback to the days when availability of a physical CD was a pre-requisite for evaluation. It isn't regularly monitored nowadays, and other cases like this exist there. Hopefully that will all change for the better soon though.
 
Anyhow, for those who like to remain on the current page to sample music rather than opening a new tab in bandcamp, here is the full album tube that was posted by nescafe726 (a member of the band, I think) back in March of this year:
 
 
 
 
Definitely belongs here, as Frank has already intimated, and I think I agree with his remark regarding Psych/Space as the more appropriate sub too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2012 at 16:22
While there are incredibly psych-ish Floydian passages here and I agree it belongs here, the bulk of the music is more a poppish prog area, so I'll try crossover first. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2012 at 12:58
:- |  I'll try Crossover first too
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2012 at 08:07
Hey guys, sincerely thank you for this. We don't mind being inducted to any sub genres as long we are doing art rock stuff. Meanwhile, please have a listen to our new single and an EP will be released in this October title YWNTS with conclude of 4-5 songs period. Thanks once again and enjoy.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2012 at 08:32
I'm just a litle bit concerned that there is still no entry for this band on progfreak (only the Estonian Phlox) - This makes me think that the evaluation of this band might possibly have 'slipped through the net'. Might be worth someone double checking that all is in hand? Ermm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2012 at 08:43
I've tried to add them to PF, but Malaysia is not in the list of countries, and if I leave the country blank, it defaults to the Estonian Phlox, and won't let me add them.
 
I'll contact PF after work, and see if he can work it out.  Maybe just add Malaysia
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2012 at 09:23
Does entering just a question mark (?) in the field for 'country' work - as appears to have happened with this Italian RPI band: http://progfreak.com/Absenthia-93649.html?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2012 at 10:06
Malaysia is now available - added
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2012 at 19:19
And just to prove it to The World: http://progfreak.com/Phlox-154334.html?path=pa/recent  Thumbs Up
(For the benefit of nescafe726 - the chart that this link leads to will gradually fill up with (hopefully) little green 'tick' icons as the members of the team vote. There are five members of the Crossover team, so once you see three little green ticks in the chart you can go out and buy yourself a bottle of champers ready to celebrate your eventual addition to the archives. If you see little red 'cross' icons suddenly appearing in the chart, however, I'd probably opt for a bottle of Absinthe instead... Evil Smile )

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2012 at 02:07
Thanks David, do we have to do anything from here? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2012 at 02:14
No, you're good. It's up to the team now to decide whether they think you are a fit for Xover.
Like David mentions, you are of course free to follow the eval process at Progfreak using that link of his, but you or the band don't have to do anything
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 21 2012 at 06:43
I like it.  You have a yes vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2012 at 00:09
Thanks for your information David. Scott, thank you for your vote.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 22 2012 at 00:53
Mr Nescafe, perhaps you could anticipate your addition by posting a band photo, and maybe some bio information.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2012 at 10:07
Thanks Frank.

Phlox is Ahmad on drums, Hanafi on electric guitar, Syazwan on bass and Hakim on keyboards and vocal. The band met in 2008 at Kuala Lumpur. Hakim and Ahmad are brothers and they both quit university to form a band. They met Syazwan during a futsal match and few months later Syazwan introduced Hanafi who is Syazwan's room mate during their college time. The band first has been influenced by bands such as The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Coldplay. Their first EP was released early 2009 with 5 songs andhelp of a female vocalist named Shehnaz who is friend's of Hakim. The band grew their influence deeply when they discovered a lot of progressive, psychedelic, krautrock and space rock bands such as Ash Ra Tempel, Genesis, David Bowie, Yes, Jefferson Airplane, Astra, Grails and more. Later, their first album "Quiver" has been released on December 2011. They have now pursuing to art rock and believe that this is the best way to express their music.

*Currently they are recording some new songs for new concept EP titled YWNTS. The single has been released early September 2012 called "The Unknown". 






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2012 at 10:33
Hi everyone, this is a sneak preview for the new long play. Thank you.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2012 at 14:53
Were they really rejected from Crossover?  Not even a "move"?  I find this perplexing!
Perhaps once this new album is released they can be re-evaluated; perhaps for space/psych this time, especially based on the above clip!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2012 at 15:11
Originally posted by infocat infocat wrote:

Were they really rejected from Crossover?  Not even a "move"?  I find this perplexing!
Perhaps once this new album is released they can be re-evaluated; perhaps for space/psych this time, especially based on the above clip!!


good advice ... this clip sounds promising Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2013 at 00:55
Guys, the dope stuff is available in segmented tracks. Enjoy! 

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