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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2013 at 19:42
When I'm in the mood for them (which is more often lately by far) they're one of my current favorite prog bands. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2013 at 19:48
Somewhere between "great band" and "meh".  I have both of their albums but haven't gotten a whole lot out of them yet.  My last listen was to "Mirrored" and that one kind of hit the spot, but "Gloss Drop" has yet to excite me.  I recognize that there's good musicians playing there (I loved John Stanier in Helmet), it just sounds like music on autopilot to me much of the time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2013 at 20:02
My favorite band listed under the whole post/math genre. Mirrored is a perfect album in my opinion, though Gloss Drop is also phenomenal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2013 at 20:14
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2013 at 20:25
For awhile there Mirrored was logging an awful lot of time in my cd player.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2013 at 20:43
I love that song "Atlas." Great video too (see below). My big question is: Both of their releases have come out on the Warp record label. (Brian Eno is also signed to Warp now, which has released his last 3 albums.) So why isn't Aphex Twin (i.e. Richard D. James) in PA? Or Boards of Canada or Autechre? The first great Warp Records comp, entitled "Artificial Intelligence," features pictures of the album covers of two bands: Pink Floyd and Kraftwerk, which tells you all you need to know about the Warp record label, its influences, and its key bands (Aphex, BoC, et al). Bjork's in PA; Radiohead's in PA - and well they should be. [On another note: Tori Amos is in PA?! I mean, WTF?!] If it wasn't for Warp and Aphex, Bjork and Radiohead as we know them wouldn't even exist. It's not like the Warp bands and other electronic acts such as the Future Sound of London and The Orb (whose Dr Alex Paterson has also released with Warp) started evolving towards prog. Rather, they *emerged* from prog, and have continued to be edgy and progressive. I hope PA opens up to more electronica in the future. I mean, Jarre and Vangelis and Tangerine Dream were great. But progressive electronica didn't end there. (Mild, gentle) rant over. LOL Anyway, back to the topic. The video:





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2013 at 22:41
A casual fan. I really enjoyed Mirrored, but Gloss Drop did nothing for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2013 at 23:25
4th option.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 21 2013 at 23:32
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2013 at 02:58
It took just 55 seconds of the clip posted by jude111 to turn a "Who?" into "Meh". I couldn't stand it any longer.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2013 at 05:45
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Prog is whatevey you want it to be. So dont diss other peoples prog, and they wont diss yours
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2013 at 08:09
liked the clip....  I will check them out  Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2013 at 08:27
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

It took just 55 seconds of the clip posted by jude111 to turn a "Who?" into "Meh". I couldn't stand it any longer.

It grows on you. Cry BTW, the video is an edited version of the song. The original has a long ambient instrumental section that unfortunately the clip edits out.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2013 at 13:14
Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

A casual fan. I really enjoyed Mirrored, but Gloss Drop did nothing for me.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2013 at 14:30
God Atlas is so damn groovin' it's unbelievable. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2013 at 17:13
Originally posted by tamijo tamijo wrote:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2013 at 18:14
Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:

I love that song "Atlas." Great video too (see below). My big question is: Both of their releases have come out on the Warp record label. (Brian Eno is also signed to Warp now, which has released his last 3 albums.) So why isn't Aphex Twin (i.e. Richard D. James) in PA? Or Boards of Canada or Autechre? The first great Warp Records comp, entitled "Artificial Intelligence," features pictures of the album covers of two bands: Pink Floyd and Kraftwerk, which tells you all you need to know about the Warp record label, its influences, and its key bands (Aphex, BoC, et al). Bjork's in PA; Radiohead's in PA - and well they should be. [On another note: Tori Amos is in PA?! I mean, WTF?!] If it wasn't for Warp and Aphex, Bjork and Radiohead as we know them wouldn't even exist. It's not like the Warp bands and other electronic acts such as the Future Sound of London and The Orb (whose Dr Alex Paterson has also released with Warp) started evolving towards prog. Rather, they *emerged* from prog, and have continued to be edgy and progressive. I hope PA opens up to more electronica in the future. I mean, Jarre and Vangelis and Tangerine Dream were great. But progressive electronica didn't end there. (Mild, gentle) rant over. LOL Anyway, back to the topic. The video:


Who cares what label they or any other band are on? Aphex Twin gets brought up regularly, so if they're not here already then they've probably been rejected.


As for the poll, no vote. I like them but don't think they're great, so none of the options work for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 22 2013 at 18:21
I don't know really. I have Mirrored, and it's one of those that only work occasionally. To me they sound like a noisier NEU! (Which coincidentally also is the right way to pronounce Neu in German. It's noi without the sy and bam you've got it;-), which should suit my tastes brilliantly. Though, as it turns out, only on occasion...
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