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    Posted: August 28 2013 at 22:05
Okay, Gang, before the onslaught of the autumn releases, what are your favorite albums of the year, so far. Here's today's version of mine:

1. Not That City - FIVE-STOREY ENSEMBLE
2. Interior City - THE GABRIEL CONSTRUCT
3. Harvest Moon - VOTUM
4. The RAven That Refused to Sing (and other Stories) - STEVEN WILSON
5. Not A Good Sign - NOT A GOOD SIGN
6. In hoc signo - INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE
7. La crudeltà di Aprile - UNREAL CITY
8. In Extremis - DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS
9. The Trip - DJAM KARET
10. How Much Are You Willing To Forget? - FLICKER

I am very sorry to have to leave out excellent releases from KOSMOS, VIENNA CIRCLE, SCARLET STORIES, ARABS IN ASPIC, LA COSCIENZA DI ZENO, OCTOBER EQUUS, SUBMARINE SILENCE, KARDA ESTRA, HENRY FOOL, THIEVES' KITCHEN, BROTHER APE, RHUN, LOST WORLD, JOHANNES LULEY and RIVERSIDE.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2013 at 22:15
My two favorites are by far:

Combat Astronomy - Kundalini Apocalypse
Rhun - FDC
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From what I've heard so far, this is where they probably rate:

1. Steven Wilson - The Raven...
2. Riverside - SONGS
3. Palms - Palms
4. Amplifier - Echo Street
5. Karnivool - Asymmetry (may rise)
6. The Tangent - Le Sacre Du Travail (need more listens)
7. Henry Fool - Men Singing

Still need to listen to these...

Haken - The Mountain
In Hoc Signo - Ingranaggi Della Valle

...and more, I'm sure.
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Vultress - Distance
Leprous - Coal
Unreal City - La Crudeltà Di Aprile
Five-Storey Ensemble - Not That City
Not A Good Sign - Not A Good Sign
Guapo - History of the Visitation
Anciients - Heart Of Oak
Intronaut - Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)
Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing and other stories

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1.Many Moods of Dad - "The Consequences of Trying"
2.Bosnian Rainbows - s/t
3.perhaps - "Volume Two"
4.Cat Catastrophe and the Nigh Terrors - "Pedro EP"
5.Theo's Mystic Robot Orchestra - "Ambient Recordings For Weary Humans"
6.Hanashukketsu - "Acardia"
7.Hanashukkestu/Succubus Station - split
8.Bad Kids to the Front - "Post Teen Drama"
9.Succubus Station - "Greatest Hits"
10.Chewbacca and the Chekhovs - "Get Under It"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog-jester Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2013 at 00:23
Originally posted by infocat infocat wrote:

Guapo - History of the Visitation

this!

plus

Causa Sui - Euporie Tide
Comedy of Errors - Fanfare & Fantasy
Jardin de la Croix - 187 steps to cross the Universe
Gris - A l'Ame Enflammee, l'Ame Constellee
Deafheaven - Sunbather
True Widow - Circumambulation
Stara Rzeka - Cien chmury nad ukrytym polem
Ampacity - Enconter One
Sigur Ros - Kveikur
Circle Takes the Square - Decompositions vol.I
Motorpsycho - Still Life With Eggplant
Fen - Dustwalker
Henry Fool - Men Singing
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Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:


Rhun - FDC

Oh yes.
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Not a good a year so far as last. It seems to be the year when record companies have gone into overdrive with remastering/ repackaging old releases.

best albums with Raven in the title:
Oliver Wakeman and Gordon Giltrap - Ravens and Lullabies
Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing

A couple of nice ambient releases
Colin Edwin and Jon Durrant - Burnt Belief 
Mogwai - Les Revenants 

Excellent new neo prog release
Lifesigns - Lifesigns 

none of them blow my socks off though

when's the next Anathema album due?!
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Amplifier - Echo Street 
Purson - The Circle and the Blue Door
Riverside - Shrine of New Generation Slaves 
One of These Days & Thee Heavy Random Tone Colour Lab. - A Peaceful Nacht In Hell 
Johannes Luley - Tales From Sheepfather's Grove 
La Maschera di Cera - Le Porte del Domani 
Il Cerchio D`Oro - Dedalo E Icaro 
Nektar - Time Machine
Föllakzoid - II 
Comedy of Errors - Fanfare and Fantasy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pfloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2013 at 08:24
Rhun and Setna
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In alphabetical order:

Anima Mundi - The Lamplighter
Big Big Train - English Electric part 2
Camelia's Garden - You Have a Chance
Comedy of Errors - Fanfare and Fantasy
Days between Stations - In Extremis
Haken - The Mountain
Ingranaggi della Valle - In Hoc Signo
La Maschera di Cera - Le Porte dei Domani
Oblivion Sun - The High Places
Semantic Saturation - Solipsistic
The Tangent - Le Sacre du Travail
Violent Silence - A Broken Truce


Edited by someone_else - September 16 2013 at 08:43
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The only new albums I've picked up this year:

Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing and other stories
Mogwai - Les Revenants

I don't think I'm much help ... Confused
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Originally posted by Sagichim Sagichim wrote:

Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:


Rhun - FDC

Oh yes.
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I'm not really up to date on a lot of prog releases from this year, but ones I've bought so far and enjoy tremendously are:

Steven Wilson
uKanDanz
Guapo
Pseudo/Sentai


Edited by HolyMoly - August 30 2013 at 08:54
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I've used far too much of my dough on music this year, which probably explains why I'm so broke at the moment. Anyway, I bought music with it, which is always better than me using it on parties and boozeSmile
I've acquired a fair few releases from 13, but most of em aren't featured on PA.

Anyway these are:
Deafheaven - Sunbather
Steven Wilson - The Bird
Djam Karet - The Trip
Jaga Jazzist - Live with the Britten Sinfonia
Henry Fool - Men Singing

All of which are pretty goodThumbs Up
Looking very much forward to getting my hands on the new Guapo, Vespero, Ukandanz, Rhün, Sigur Ros, Setna, Mogwai and some others that I forget right now(probably for the best too!) 

Not on PA:

Jon Hopkins - Immunity
Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
The Knife - Shaking The Habitual
Primal Scream - More Light
Autechre - Exai
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - ll



Edited by Guldbamsen - August 29 2013 at 14:44
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Ulver.
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I thought the new Ulver album first got released the 23rd of September?
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It's out. Release date was originally August 1st, but they delayed it (has to do with leaking or something, I don't really remember). But when the leak happened (at August 17th), Ulver made the digital version of the album available for purchase on their bandcamp. Don't know about vinyl or CD version though.

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Big smileDamn I gotta learn to keep up. That's definitely on my want list, and have been for quite some time now(especially considering what a lukewarm cover album they churned out last yearErmm)
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It's been getting some pretty great reviews, with some people even calling it the best since Perdition City or even their best ever.
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