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    Posted: April 13 2014 at 09:56
Ok. That's about it for me. 
The ending 1:30 is the best part, and gets me moving. Though the heavy part in general is kind of lame. The quiet part has some nice lyrics, but the drums still sound overproduced. I wish the mallet percussion was real. 
I'll agree with Stone and say that the keyboard sounds were nice. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2014 at 13:55
Originally posted by yam yam




^ I can't actually see anything to listen to in this post, but the title track is now up on YouTube:
 
 
And so there we are...  Embarrassed


That's pretty damn excellent.
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Exceptional. Can't wait for the cdApprove


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Clepsydra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2014 at 15:17
LOVE IT!!!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2014 at 15:33
Looking forward to the cd in May.....Dark Matter and Frequency are two of my favorite prog albums in my  collection.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 15 2014 at 18:03
Yup. I cheated...caved...gave in or whatever you wanna call it cause I just couldn't help myself. I have been so anxious to hear IQ's latest tackling, so I cranked the title track and just loved it. I find no fault in the musical direction at all. It is both emotional, deep, provacative and 5:50min in the track gets heavenly Heavy.
Love the keyboards, Esau's steady and punchy Bass and Nicholl's vocals were the big standouts for me with in the title track. This song is an absolute winner and very much sets the tone for my most anticipated release of 2014.
All smiles here.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2014 at 02:01
Seems to have some keyboard sounds like those used by Martin Orford on Nomzamo (No Love Lost). 

I like it and at times it almost drifts into prog metal. Nicholls voice still holding up is the most important thing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2014 at 15:53
The IQ website has now been updated to include a music player widget loaded with 2-minute samples of all five songs from the main album. Just click on http://iq-hq.co.uk/index.php/studio-recordings/the-road-of-bones-2014, hit the play button, sit back and enjoy. Big smile
 
All songs sounding very good indeed to these ears...This should be quite an album when it lands in just over a fortnight's time...And anyone who was concerned about the lack of Martin Orford's input to this offering need have no concerns whatsoever about the quality of the keyboard parts on it. Approve
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Clepsydra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2014 at 16:30
It sounded EXCELLENT!!!!!
I will/should have my copy within 1 week (fingers crossed)
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Mine arrived today. Solid release and absolutely nothing that would be considered a surprise or unexpected has to be said. The production seems a lot more dense than normal , nice atmospheres from Neil while Cookie sounds nice and fluid. Not totally convinced it's quite at the same level as the fantastic Frequency but that standard was always going to be hard to maintain.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2014 at 12:33
I'm still on my first listen, really, but I need to say the "bonus disc" is actually really freaking good. Is this meant to be a double album? Because these are definitely not just B-sides.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2014 at 13:00
Originally posted by richardh

Mine arrived today. Solid release and absolutely nothing that would be considered a surprise or unexpected has to be said. The production seems a lot more dense than normal , nice atmospheres from Neil while Cookie sounds nice and fluid. Not totally convinced it's quite at the same level as the fantastic Frequency but that standard was always going to be hard to maintain.


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Enjoy. I should have mine in a week. Will talk about it more later.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2014 at 16:03
Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by richardh

Mine arrived today. Solid release and absolutely nothing that would be considered a surprise or unexpected has to be said. The production seems a lot more dense than normal , nice atmospheres from Neil while Cookie sounds nice and fluid. Not totally convinced it's quite at the same level as the fantastic Frequency but that standard was always going to be hard to maintain.


Lucky Brit you.
Enjoy. I should have mine in a week. Will talk about it more later.
It sounds like its a meaningful 4 stars with you so far.

Yes although when I commented I hadn't listened to the second disc which is probably my favourite of the two discs. I think they have played a little 'safe' on disc one perhaps. Disc Two might be 4.5 stars on its own. The two discs together is easily 4 stars.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 27 2014 at 23:48
Originally posted by richardh

Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by richardh

Mine arrived today. Solid release and absolutely nothing that would be considered a surprise or unexpected has to be said. The production seems a lot more dense than normal , nice atmospheres from Neil while Cookie sounds nice and fluid. Not totally convinced it's quite at the same level as the fantastic Frequency but that standard was always going to be hard to maintain.


Lucky Brit you.
Enjoy. I should have mine in a week. Will talk about it more later.
It sounds like its a meaningful 4 stars with you so far.

Yes although when I commented I hadn't listened to the second disc which is probably my favourite of the two discs. I think they have played a little 'safe' on disc one perhaps. Disc Two might be 4.5 stars on its own. The two discs together is easily 4 stars.


Exactly. Playing it safe seems about right. It does seem like a mix between Ever and Frequency to me. Really a bit solemn and calm, without being outright depressing. They let loose on disc 2.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2014 at 00:09
Originally posted by stonebeard


Originally posted by richardh


Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by richardh

Mine arrived today. Solid release and absolutely nothing that would be considered a surprise or unexpected has to be said. The production seems a lot more dense than normal , nice atmospheres from Neil while Cookie sounds nice and fluid. Not totally convinced it's quite at the same level as the fantastic Frequency but that standard was always going to be hard to maintain.


Lucky Brit you.
Enjoy. I should have mine in a week. Will talk about it more later.
It sounds like its a meaningful 4 stars with you so far.

Yes although when I commented I hadn't listened to the second disc which is probably my favourite of the two discs. I think they have played a little 'safe' on disc one perhaps. Disc Two might be 4.5 stars on its own. The two discs together is easily 4 stars.
Exactly. Playing it safe seems about right. It does seem like a mix between Ever and Frequency to me. Really a bit solemn and calm, without being outright depressing. They let loose on disc 2.


Ok. Sounds like a well balanced album then. You have your light and you have your heavy. This is good, and I take it both of you gentlemen care more for the heavy! . This is sounding like IQ's most well balanced record.
I'm one week away from enjoying it.


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Omg!!! Does anyone else think KNUCKLEHEAD is amazing!?
Wow. I gotta say that overall IQ have made one incredible album. Just got my first listen of the beautiful double disc'r and today, and I'm incredibly happy with what I heard. It's hard to pick one favourite track right now, but the raw heavily built KNUCKLEHEAD really has its hooks in me.
I also love Holmes's sparse editions of the Kentucky Banjo and Mandolin. Really adds to some great versatility and helps the band branch out into different sound platforms. Speaking of platforms, what about TEN MILLION DEMONS?!
What a wonderfully electronically flavored track and certainly a track that sounds like really nothing they have done before. I'm impressed. There is so much versatility in the album and I think the title track 'The Road Of Bones' really represents the album very well as a whole. Lots of versatile moments. Not a boring moment on this album at all for me.
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It appears this album is not on the InsideOut label, so I am unlikely to get it at my local store.  Anyone know what U.S. mail order vendor has the best price (two-disc set please!)?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2014 at 01:26
IQ are on their own label GEP ('Giant Electric Pea'). I understand that with the current success of the pound sterling its not a great idea buying direct if you live in the US.Smile
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Vinyl...Vinyl...vinyl!!!!

I suppose I will order the CD eventually....Listened some to the title track, sounds pretty good.
      
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2014 at 11:36
Digital download of the two-disc set in the USA for less than 10 bucks at Amazon (also plays in their 'cloud player'): http://www.amazon.com/The-Road-Of-Bones-Iq/dp/B00JXXX8RM. Thumbs Up  More than four times this price on CD though. Unhappy
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