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    Posted: September 22 2013 at 19:37
Originally posted by seventhsojourn

Quality is not a criterion as far as I'm aware. If it's prog it's prog, surely? By the way, this suggestion isn't a bandcamp artist, and it is of the highest quality imo. Nonetheless it was rejected:
 
 
Quality yes, but I can see why they were rightfully rejected, Psychedelic Gothic Rock isn't Prog Rock.


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Originally posted by Dean


There is no PR limbo - either propose the band to the Admins for PR or set them as "rejected" in ProgFreak.
 
Genre Teams using the term "prog related" colloquially when evaluating an artist or band does not necessarily mean that artist or band should be proposed for Prog Related on the PA. I know when I was evaluating in Xover I'd sometimes say "sounds more prog related to me..." it didn't mean I wanted them in Prog Related, just as a band sounding "a bit symphonic" doesn't mean I would have sent them over to Iván.
 
 
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Points well made Dean, maybe limbo was the wrong choice of word. Not a problem that can't be resolved, either table them on merit or reject them. The discussion got sidetracked a bit and I was highlighting ownership of suggestions mainly before hooking into a PR tangent on unresolved bands. Hope that makes sense and from what you and Chris have said, leave the process beCool
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Originally posted by Luna

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^ What a complete spammerHead on wall
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Hitler & Genghis Khan did it their way, it isn't necessarily an attractive trait.

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Hey folks, I just joined Prog Archives today!

I have to say that I am very glad there are bandcamp reviews, merely because it led me to this website, which I had never heard of before. I am so stoked to be on this forum and to listen to tons of new music.

Svetonio listed my band's "Live at Under the Couch" album as a Bandcamp Recommendation. That means a lot to me; I write all of the music for the band. Our sound is a mix of Prog rock and Minimalism. To even be considered on this forum is a big honor; we've only been playing live for a little over a year, and we are currently recording an EP.

That's my 2 cents!

If you want to hear anything from my band the Clibber Jones Ensemble, here's our website:
www.clibberjonesensemble.com

and here's our Live album:
http://clibberjonesensemble.bandcamp.com/

I suggest checking out "I Am the Avalanche".

Side note: I did not join this forum to self-promote! I am just really excited to have discovered the site.

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Originally posted by Clibber Jones

Hey folks, I just joined Prog Archives today!

I have to say that I am very glad there are bandcamp reviews, merely because it led me to this website, which I had never heard of before. I am so stoked to be on this forum and to listen to tons of new music.

Svetonio listed my band's "Live at Under the Couch" album as a Bandcamp Recommendation. That means a lot to me; I write all of the music for the band. Our sound is a mix of Prog rock and Minimalism. To even be considered on this forum is a big honor; we've only been playing live for a little over a year, and we are currently recording an EP.

That's my 2 cents!

If you want to hear anything from my band the Clibber Jones Ensemble, here's our website:
www.clibberjonesensemble.com

and here's our Live album:
http://clibberjonesensemble.bandcamp.com/

I suggest checking out "I Am the Avalanche".

Side note: I did not join this forum to self-promote! I am just really excited to have discovered the site.



I just listened to it, and continuing with your other music; I like it a lot!  I haven't checked  out bandcamp suggestions that much, but using that as an indication, then yeah, definitely worth it for me. 

I'm sure I'd find lots to love, and a lot that I wouldn't like.... With any suggestions, I would hope, at least that the suggester likes the music and finds it worthwhile, and is choosy rather than just flooding the forum with them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Clibber Jones Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2013 at 16:52
Thank you!

I am unsure what other posters have done, but I've listened to all of Svetonio's bandcamp suggestions and enjoyed them all!

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I think every band that writes music that is deemed to be prog should be on the site. I personally like the attention and chances that it gives bands that have never been heard before.

It makes me happy to know that I can search and find bands on here that have only 100 fans on facebook, as many of those groups are just as good as the prog rock bands that have a solid following and labels.

I'm sure it's a lot of work but it has given me the chance to make many friends, and find great music- It is an invaluable tool.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Luna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2013 at 17:42
Originally posted by Clibber Jones

Thank you!

I am unsure what other posters have done, but I've listened to all of Svetonio's bandcamp suggestions and enjoyed them all!

How is this humanly possible?
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Originally posted by Luna

Originally posted by Clibber Jones

Thank you!

I am unsure what other posters have done, but I've listened to all of Svetonio's bandcamp suggestions and enjoyed them all!

How is this humanly possible?

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^ Well I don't know what it is Svetonio but you drive me nuts, so best I surf elsewhere around this great site and leave ya to bandcamp nirvana and yes my comment was out of line so I took it down....rave on.
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Originally posted by Chris S

^ Well I don't know what it is Svetonio but you drive me nuts, so best I surf elsewhere around this great site and leave ya to bandcamp nirvana and yes my comment was out of line so I took it down....rave on.

I've asked myself the same question a thousand times.

But I know the answer.

A thread with 1,.000 album covers and links is as useful as an ashtray in a motorcycle.

Anybody here can throw 1,000 names easily, but that would help nobody, at least say something coherent about the band, I'm not willing to dig into hours and hours of music without any information to find one or two good bands.

I'm 100% sure that Svetonio has not heard 1% of the bands he throws us, he just posts them because the bands are in Bandcamp and he needs to do it God knows for what reason

People complained about Erik Neuteboom and the free advertising for his site (Including myself), but at least Erik made good reviews and excellent contributions, Bandcamp is getting free advertising here and sorry Svetonio....No contribution for the site.

IMO that thread is only a waste of bandwidth.

Sorry for the rant, but IO believe it was time to say what I feel.

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Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M


(...) Erik Neuteboom  (...)
 
 Is he accepted Via Obscura as Symponic Prog as you did, Ivan?
 
 
 


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just throwing me opinion into the cauldron.......i suppose if your an unsigned band these days....and lets face it its the digital age now......you got to use all the outlets you can to grab people....and i cant see the problem with bandcamp....the only problem i have personally...and sorry if this has been said already.....is that its blinking hard to find stuff specificly to my tastes.....as i'm more of a math rock ( hate that term ) and am into polyrhythm stuff and that sort of thing is impossible to find.
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Originally posted by Ady Cardiac

just throwing me opinion into the cauldron.......i suppose if your an unsigned band these days....and lets face it its the digital age now......you got to use all the outlets you can to grab people....and i cant see the problem with bandcamp....the only problem i have personally...and sorry if this has been said already.....is that its blinking hard to find stuff specificly to my tastes.....as i'm more of a math rock ( hate that term ) and am into polyrhythm stuff and that sort of thing is impossible to find.
No problem man, yesterday I recommended Vasudeva, signed math-rockers from Ireland: http://littleleaguerecords.bandcamp.com/album/life-in-cycles
Also, few days ago I suggested Jean Jean, also signed math rockers from Paris: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=95648
If you searching for more avant stuff, please check this "bandcamp suggestion" by me, Gravitsapa from Ukraine; this is the signed band too: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=95272
Also check (if did not already) earlier this year suggested Postmaddona, American math rockers http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=92933
 
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