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    Posted: 5 hours 12 minutes ago at 18:50
Gorod- A Perfect Absolution - that tech death mmm

PoiL - Brossaklitt - That insane freaking awesome RIO/Avant/Zheul band. :O

And then I listened to myself because I'm like that.
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There are probably some guiding rules for making this kind of music and of course the expertise of the musicians. I don't think it needs as much musical skills as other prog genres, it takes a lot of time and patience to know what you're doing though. Lately, I've been trying to compose a little classical guitar piece but I still don't think I have the musical knowledge to do it. I started learning 'Mood for a Day' from Yes instead Tongue

Indeed, that album is something truly special
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Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising (How did he record this without falling asleep LOL)
Solaris - The Martian Chronicles (Amazing album, the hard rock guitar riffs, the incredible synth work and nice flute playing. Love it! Big smile)

Sam, I am fascinated by these sort of tracks. I wish I understood how ambient artists compose these sort of pieces, knowing when is enough, when to implement subtle variations, etc. Truth is, I wish I had the musical skills and knowledge to write and perform this sort of music myself. I should have taken it up twenty years ago, don't feel it's much use starting now.

Glad you dig `Martian Chronicles', it's an album both Sagi and I rate as simply one of THE best 80's prog albums, as good as anything from the classic Seventies period.
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Monday:
 
Swans - The Seer
Swans - We Rose from Your Bed with the Sun in Our Head
Swans - To Be Kind

Yesterday:
 
Bushman's Revenge - Jitterbug
Elephant9 - Dodovoodoo
Elephant9 - Walk the Nile
Elephant9 with Reine Fiske - Atlantis

Today:

Motorpsycho - Little Lucid Moments
Motorpsycho - Heavy Metal Fruit
Motorpsycho - Roadwork Vol. 4
Motorpsycho and Ståle Storløkken - The Death Defying Unicorn

Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

Originally posted by The Bearded Bard The Bearded Bard wrote:

So you subconsciously already knew about them? Big smile

 
Looks like a favourable review, was it? Would love it if you took the time to translate and share some of it, Sam, my Portuguese is a bit rusty. Wink
I guess so, it's probably because it reminds me of the cherries of Super Mario Bros 2, but much more detailed Tongue

Beware, here goes my odd translation:
"Norwegian Sun

The norwegian Jaga Jazzist of Lars Horntveth returned with other ten celebrations in the form of healthy music.
Although in this album there's no surprise in every corner like the first albums, there's a lot of effort to do so.
Summoning the memory of Steve Reich, Fela Kuti or Frank Zappa, the music is again a puzzle, where jazzy figures, electronic movements, rock heritage or cinematic music combine with a disarming effectiveness, without losing complexity or harmony, on a wide symbiosis that recovers good popular music references.
With the help of John McEntire(Tortoise), the result is passionate, addictive and mandatory."

I tell you, these reviews are like poetry, I couldn't even understand some of the expressions in portuguese Confused
LOL Thanks for the translation, Sam. Enjoyable little read. Smile
Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

Fire! Orchestra - Enter (Really cool album David, and also very weird, especially the third track, that woman is crazy LOL It reminds me of KC's Lizard and Islands, which I really like)
Solaris - The Martian Chronicles (Amazing album, the hard rock guitar riffs, the incredible synth work and nice flute playing. Love it! Big smile)
Brian Eno - Another Green World (I prefer this one to Ambient 4, the short songs work better on this kind of music.)
Excellent albums all three. Clap


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Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising (How did he record this without falling asleep LOL)
Fire! Orchestra - Enter (Really cool album David, and also very weird, especially the third track, that woman is crazy LOL It reminds me of KC's Lizard and Islands, which I really like)
Solaris - The Martian Chronicles (Amazing album, the hard rock guitar riffs, the incredible synth work and nice flute playing. Love it! Big smile)
Brian Eno - Another Green World (I prefer this one to Ambient 4, the short songs work better on this kind of music.)
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Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Cherry 5
Maxophone
PFM- Choc Kings
Great stuff Doc!
Maxophone is in my top 5 albums...seriously.
"One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.."
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Cherry 5
Maxophone
PFM- Choc Kings
Et In Arcadia Ego
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Originally posted by Sagichim Sagichim wrote:

Michael, I'm actually listening to it right now for the third time. It's definitely a good album especially the first couple tracks!! Fantastic stuff really, though I doubt I will like it more than that classic debut. It has more emphasis on ethnical themes which I really dig, I don't see it as a continuation of that first album but who cares? It is still great music with a lot of striking moments. I can definitely see you enjoying this album.

Thanks, my friend, your word is reason to purchase it enough! So it seems like they've simply used the `brand name' for attention, but I don't care too much if the music itself is good!


My choices tonight:

Hoelderlin - s/t
Sensations Fix - Visions' Fugitives
Tetragon - Stretch - A repetitive but cool instrumental Hammond/scorching guitar knockout from 1971, haven't spun this in years.

Tangerine - Sorcerer 2014 - what to say about this...The main disc is a superb reimagining and expanding of the original soundtrack in their vintage era style, while the second disc is effortlessly cool, floating ambient with light dance elements and is far and away some of the best music they've produced in yeeeeeeears! Each album would be incredible on their own, but together it's a perfect double CD set!
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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Originally posted by Sagichim Sagichim wrote:

Solaris - Martian Chronicles II 2014!!

How is this one, Sagi? I was considering ordering it!

Michael, I'm actually listening to it right now for the third time. It's definitely a good album especially the first couple tracks!! Fantastic stuff really, though I doubt I will like it more than that classic debut. It has more emphasis on ethnical themes which I really dig, I don't see it as a continuation of that first album but who cares? It is still great music with a lot of striking moments. I can definitely see you enjoying this album.

Yesterday

Solaris - Martian.. (2014)
Biglietto Per Linferno.folk - Tra L'assurdo... (What an amazing album!!!!!!)
Etna - Puzzle (Bernard Paganotti)
Novalis - S/T
Crack The Sky - Animal Notes (one of the most enjoyable albums I know, it is sheer brilliance!)
"One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.."
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Well, technically it was yesterday iso today, but who cares...


Even prog is rooted in the blues, at some point...
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

 One of my absolute faves this year is a disco album, if you can believe that! Todd Terje's It's Album Time. Modern electronic disco made for headphones. 

I do listen to select disco and funk, but I classify it as "entertainment" rather than "music". Disco stimulates an entirely different set of neuron circuits than high-brow music does. It's like reading a collection of silly limericks vs. a good book on popular astronomy Geek 

By the way, most of the It's Album Time doesn't sound like disco to me. This does:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WlJwltPk_U
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ELO - Face the Music
Solstafir - Otta
Latin Mass - Haydn
Piero E I Cottonfields
Dio - Last in Line

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The return of Z!!!!

Devin Townsend--Z2 3-disc special edition. ( yup. Album of the year for me. I absolutely love it. It's even better than Z1. ;)
While Heaven Wept--Fear Of Infinity.
The holy triforce of sound: DAC+AMP+Headphones = sonic joy and perfection for your music. ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Meltdowner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2014 at 18:41
I also don't listen only to prog but in other genres I rarely feel the urge to discover new music like I feel with prog. Good for you, though Smile
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Oh yes that's one of the downsides/upsides to having an eclectic taste in music.
One of my absolute faves this year is a disco album, if you can believe that! Todd Terje's It's Album Time. Modern electronic disco made for headphones.
Might be easier (and a whole lot cheaper) if I'd just stick with what I know, but that's not how I roll.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Meltdowner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2014 at 18:18
Right, because you also check new releases from other genres? I think the only new non-prog releases I listened are from portuguese bands Ermm

I will have to also check it CryLOL
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Tell me about it! I have two full pages of bands and albums that I either need to check out or buy. Both pages written in tiny letters too. I gather it'll take me at least a year (or two) to get through....but then again I'll have something to look forward to.
BTW that Solaris debut is killer!

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Yep, too much music to discover and only two ears LOL
I was going to listen to the first Solaris a few month ago, but I forgot about it. Good thing that I write those things on a text file now Tongue
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I know how you feel Sam. Currently trying to brush up on some 2014 releases and the more I dig the more I find.
Listened to Solaris new one today, and it is smoking. Definitely going on my list!
I could use an extra set of ears with all the music out there....

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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Ohh it is SamBig smile One of the most unique sounding albums in my collections. You could say that Red Buddha is like a second cousin to the Italian band Aktuala, although they really don't sound alike.......but there is that omnipresent usage and drive of the percussion instruments featured in both. It's an experience allright, and the more you get into it the more those hidden melodies start to appear.
Fire! Orchestra is an acquired taste, or so I've been toldLOL It is however one of the most successful modern bands to play "difficult" music (although it has a very fluid and psychedelic feel to it). They've played numerous of sold-out gigs in Copenhagen - and to folks who know absolutely nothing of prog and classic fusion. 
Krakatau? You're on your own matey!LOL Nahh I remember you digging some Krautrock, but this is in the more unfathomable end of the spectrum. Approach with caution my friendSmile
Ok, I'll check those first two albums, I still have some early TD albums to check first... and a lot of Krautrock... and a lot of PE Wink
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