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    Posted: July 03 2014 at 14:14
Napier's Bones are a UK band that take the Classic Prog-Rock sound as a foundation
and build upon it to create their own challenging and extended form of progressive rock music.
Their focus is firmly on dramatic storytelling with subject matter capable of resonating with the listener today.
Music that references the past but is very much of the here and now.
Their primary musical influences include the great bands of some forty years ago but also span more recent trends in rock, electronica and modernist classical music.
Every Napier's Bones track will take the listener on an emotional musical and lyrical journey, passing through dark and introspective territory en-route to resolution and deliverance. https://www.facebook.com/napiersbonesband
Napier's Bones are:
Gordon Midgley
Nathan Jon Tillett






This collection of songs will take the listener on an emotional musical and lyrical journey, passing through dark and introspective territory en-route to resolution and deliverance.
released 03 July 2014
Music, Lyrics & Production Gordon Midgley 2014
Vocals : Nathan Jon Tillett
Artwork & Logo Napier's Bones 2014 








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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote apps79 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2014 at 14:59
Good discovery, not very folkish though, they sound like if King Crimson recorded ''In the court of the crimson king'' the past week!
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Originally posted by apps79 apps79 wrote:

Good discovery, not very folkish though, they sound like if King Crimson recorded ''In the court of the crimson king'' the past week!
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Yep - this is a superb find indeed! Not sure where it would best fit though. Ermm Certainly plenty of mellotron here - and some pretty juicy guitar solos too...Take away the quite distinctive vocals and I could imagine these compositions as part of a vintage Barclay James Harvest album. We have those boys in Crossover - which is where I imagine this might eventually find its home too. Added to progfreak main database anyway: http://progfreak.com/Napier-s-Bones-159310.html. It's down to the evaluation teams now. Tongue
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Originally posted by yam yam yam yam wrote:

 

Yep - this is a superb find indeed! Not sure where it would best fit though. Ermm Certainly plenty of mellotron here - and some pretty juicy guitar solos too...Take away the quite distinctive vocals and I could imagine these compositions as part of a vintage Barclay James Harvest album. We have those boys in Crossover - which is where I imagine this might eventually find its home too. Added to progfreak main database anyway: http://progfreak.com/Napier-s-Bones-159310.html. It's down to the evaluation teams now. Tongue
There are some folk elements, there's not a bit of pop and / or mainstream, so I thought that the Prog Folk team may be the first who will check 

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I listened to this yesterday and had to turn it off after a few minutes, sadly not that impressive, but from the little I did hear, I wouldn't call it folky at all.
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

I listened to this yesterday and had to turn it off after a few minutes, sadly not that impressive, but from the little I did hear, I wouldn't call it folky at all.

If the Prog Folk Team find this stuff not enough folky, then the Neo Prog Team would take it to evaluate IMO.

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Thought they sucked hugely but it certainly ticks many of the Prog boxes (including the war crimes against good taste and economy disclaimer) Didn't hear many 'folk' elements though. more kinda pastoral, early Crims, BJH, Moody Blues, Mellotrons R'Us, symph thang y'all. I'm beginning to think that we are entering a time period in music where artists such as Wobbler, Black Bonzo, Transatalantic, Steven Wilson, Big Big Train, Flower Kings, Pond, Taproban, Areknames et al being avowedly and referentially progressive in texture and influence, are culpable in the artifice that imitating say, a French accent makes you French (It doesn't) and we all should know that yeah/oui?
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Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

Thought they sucked hugely but it certainly ticks many of the Prog boxes (including the war crimes against good taste and economy disclaimer) Didn't hear many 'folk' elements though. more kinda pastoral, early Crims, BJH, Moody Blues, Mellotrons R'Us, symph thang y'all. I'm beginning to think that we are entering a time period in music where artists such as Wobbler, Black Bonzo, Transatalantic, Steven Wilson, Big Big Train, Flower Kings, Pond, Taproban, Areknames et al being avowedly and referentially progressive in texture and influence, are culpable in the artifice that imitating say, a French accent makes you French (It doesn't) and we all should know that yeah/oui?

Which sub-genre you suggest? 
Just curious.
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Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

Thought they sucked hugely but it certainly ticks many of the Prog boxes (including the war crimes against good taste and economy disclaimer) Didn't hear many 'folk' elements though. more kinda pastoral, early Crims, BJH, Moody Blues, Mellotrons R'Us, symph thang y'all. I'm beginning to think that we are entering a time period in music where artists such as Wobbler, Black Bonzo, Transatalantic, Steven Wilson, Big Big Train, Flower Kings, Pond, Taproban, Areknames et al being avowedly and referentially progressive in texture and influence, are culpable in the artifice that imitating say, a French accent makes you French (It doesn't) and we all should know that yeah/oui?

Which sub-genre you suggest? 
Just curious.


If forced to choose, probably Crossover but that seems like a rather fudged cop outDead
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Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:


Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:


Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

Thought they sucked hugely but it certainly ticks many of the Prog boxes (including the war crimes against good taste and economy disclaimer)
Didn't hear many 'folk' elements though. more kinda pastoral, early
Crims, BJH, Moody Blues, Mellotrons R'Us, symph thang y'all. I'm
beginning to think that we are entering a time period in music where
artists such as Wobbler, Black Bonzo, Transatalantic, Steven Wilson, Big
Big Train, Flower Kings, Pond, Taproban, Areknames et al being avowedly
and referentially progressive in texture and influence, are
culpable in the artifice that imitating say, a French accent makes you
French (It doesn't) and we all should know that yeah/oui?


Which sub-genre you suggest?
Just curious.
If forced to choose, probably Crossover but that seems like a rather fudged cop outDead


What's the problem with this music exactly?
IMO, it's a magnificent prog album, especially for 'tron lovers as me.

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I loathe the singer and it sounds derivative of everything this band would probably profess to love in 70's Prog music i.e. like I said before , even though you might adore the French accent, adopting same doesn't make ya French.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2014 at 09:13
Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:


Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:


Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

Thought they sucked hugely but it certainly ticks many of the Prog boxes (including the war crimes against good taste and economy disclaimer)
Didn't hear many 'folk' elements though. more kinda pastoral, early
Crims, BJH, Moody Blues, Mellotrons R'Us, symph thang y'all. I'm
beginning to think that we are entering a time period in music where
artists such as Wobbler, Black Bonzo, Transatalantic, Steven Wilson, Big
Big Train, Flower Kings, Pond, Taproban, Areknames et al being avowedly
and referentially progressive in texture and influence, are
culpable in the artifice that imitating say, a French accent makes you
French (It doesn't) and we all should know that yeah/oui?


Which sub-genre you suggest? 
Just curious.
If forced to choose, probably Crossover but that seems like a rather fudged cop outDead


What's the problem with this music exactly?
IMO, it's a magnificent prog album, especially for 'tron lovers as me.
Exactly, it's just your opinion, I thought it was fairly amateurish. Of course, my opinion won't stop them being added if you can find a team to accept them.
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^ one of the cornerstones of PA is that even irredeemably sh*te Prog has to be admitted i.e it's never a qualitative appraisal
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Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

^ one of the cornerstones of PA is that even irredeemably sh*te Prog has to be admitted i.e it's never a qualitative appraisal


He knows that.
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:


Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:


Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

Thought they sucked hugely but it certainly ticks many of the Prog boxes (including the war crimes against good taste and economy disclaimer)
Didn't hear many 'folk' elements though. more kinda pastoral, early
Crims, BJH, Moody Blues, Mellotrons R'Us, symph thang y'all. I'm
beginning to think that we are entering a time period in music where
artists such as Wobbler, Black Bonzo, Transatalantic, Steven Wilson, Big
Big Train, Flower Kings, Pond, Taproban, Areknames et al being avowedly
and referentially progressive in texture and influence, are
culpable in the artifice that imitating say, a French accent makes you
French (It doesn't) and we all should know that yeah/oui?


Which sub-genre you suggest? 
Just curious.
If forced to choose, probably Crossover but that seems like a rather fudged cop outDead


What's the problem with this music exactly?
IMO, it's a magnificent prog album, especially for 'tron lovers as me.
Exactly, it's just your opinion, I thought it was fairly amateurish. Of course, my opinion won't stop them being added if you can find a team to accept them.

"fairly amateurish"?
LOL you must be kidding. You can love it (guitar work, or that way of singing, etc.) or not, but this debut is recorded in a professional manner without a question.




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Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:


Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:


Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

Thought they sucked hugely but it certainly ticks many of the Prog boxes (including the war crimes against good taste and economy disclaimer)
Didn't hear many 'folk' elements though. more kinda pastoral, early
Crims, BJH, Moody Blues, Mellotrons R'Us, symph thang y'all. I'm
beginning to think that we are entering a time period in music where
artists such as Wobbler, Black Bonzo, Transatalantic, Steven Wilson, Big
Big Train, Flower Kings, Pond, Taproban, Areknames et al being avowedly
and referentially progressive in texture and influence, are
culpable in the artifice that imitating say, a French accent makes you
French (It doesn't) and we all should know that yeah/oui?


Which sub-genre you suggest? 
Just curious.
If forced to choose, probably Crossover but that seems like a rather fudged cop outDead


What's the problem with this music exactly?
IMO, it's a magnificent prog album, especially for 'tron lovers as me.
Exactly, it's just your opinion, I thought it was fairly amateurish. Of course, my opinion won't stop them being added if you can find a team to accept them.

"fairly amateurish"?
LOL you must be kidding. You can love it (guitar work, or that way of singing, etc.) or not, but this debut is recorded in a professional manner without a question.


That's not what I meant.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2014 at 12:56
Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

^ one of the cornerstones of PA is that even irredeemably sh*te Prog has to be admitted i.e it's never a qualitative appraisal


He knows that.

Yes I do. I have no problem with them being admitted, I'm just saying I didn't really like it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2014 at 13:07
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

 
Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

 
Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

Thought they sucked hugely but it certainly ticks many of the Prog boxes (including thewar crimes against good taste and economy disclaimer) 
Didn't hear many 'folk' elements though. more kinda pastoral, early 
Crims, BJH, Moody Blues, Mellotrons R'Us, symph thang y'all. I'm 
beginning to think that we are entering a time period in music where 
artists such as Wobbler, Black Bonzo, Transatalantic, Steven Wilson, Big 
Big Train, Flower Kings, Pond, Taproban, Areknames et al being avowedly 
and referentially progressive in texture and influence, are 
culpable in the artifice that imitating say, a French accent makes you 
French (It doesn't) and we all should know that yeah/oui? 

 
Which sub-genre you suggest? 
Just curious.
If forced to choose, probably Crossover but that seems like a rather fudged cop outDead
 

What's the problem with this music exactly? 
IMO, it's a magnificent prog album, especially for 'tron lovers as me.
Exactly, it's just your opinion, I thought it was fairly amateurish. Of course, my opinion won't stop them being added if you can find a team to accept them.

"fairly amateurish"?
LOL you must be kidding. You can love it (guitar work, or that way of singing, etc.) or not, but this debut is recorded in a professional manner without a question.


That's not what I meant.
Oh, sorry! Hey, what you meant exactly? I'm really curious, 'cause I'm listening to The Wistman Tales right now and thought that the album is actually a masterpiece by that contemporary band who do it very originally in ''retro' style.


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It's hard to put into words, it's just that for me it has the feel of a demo tape. There's nothing particularly wrong with it, it's just that there are a lot of bands around who are so much better.
Try Camelias Garden for instance, they're in a different league imo.

Then again, it's just my opinion.
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