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Topic: 2018 Album Discussion
Posted By: Zugzwang
Subject: 2018 Album Discussion
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 10:23
I found the 2017 thread to be a valuable resource for discovering new music last year, so I'm starting one for 2018. This is a thread to discuss and recommend (and speculate about) albums released in 2018.

Here are a few I know of:
Rabbit Rabbit Radio (Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi, featuring Jeremy Flower and Jon Evans) - http://rabbitrabbitradio.bandcamp.com/album/rabbit-rabbit-presents-black-inscription" rel="nofollow - Black Inscription (Release: January 11th). A song cycle about the oceans, inspired by the death of Russian free diver Natalia Molchanova. Anyone familiar with Carla & Matthias should know to expect quality music. I'd give individual song recommendations, but the whole album is excellent and should be listened to from start to finish (If you're looking for a sample, I'd go with the title track).

Gleb Kolyadin (iamthemorning's pianist) - Gleb Kolyadin (Release: February 23rd). Featuring Gavin Harrison and Nick Beggs as the rhythm section. I love Gleb's work with iamthemorning and look forward to hearing what he does with mostly instrumental music.

Jack o' the Clock - Repetitions of the Old City II (Release: TBD). Repetitions I was one of my 2016 favorites, so I'm optimistic about Repetitions II. The band – which now features saxophonist Ivor Holloway and singer Thea Kelley – expects the album to be ready in "early 2018."



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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 11:13
I'm looking forward to new ones from

Alec K Redfearn and the Eyesores
Sonar with David Torn
Forgas Band Phenomena

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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 11:45
No idea if it's on the slate, but new music from Zombi would be awesome.

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Posted By: omphaloskepsis
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 12:26
Looking forward to new albums from 3rdegree and Therion (3 1/2 hour full-blown Opera)....
Phideaux is remastering Infernal.  Insert joke____!

  Italians Logos and Egonon will release albums.   

Moon Safari has a new album in the pipeline. 


Posted By: Magnum Vaeltaja
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 22:03
I know that Bubu is in the process of recording their second full-length studio album. Hopefully this year they'll finish it up.

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Posted By: Doggy Bag
Date Posted: March 03 2018 at 09:16
Not sure if this qualifies, even though it just came out a few weeks ago.  Definitely progressive, though!

The Verboden Boys - full-on experimental grindcore / DIY electronics / synthetic chaos.

https://doggingbag.bandcamp.com/album/band-from-reality-the-complete-demos


Posted By: foregonillusions
Date Posted: March 07 2018 at 21:59
While somewhat underwhelming with respect to the progressive part of progressive rock, Subsignal consistently deliver polished, moody, personal, and melodic albums in the progressive rock world. So I'm looking forward to La Muerta quite a bit. (I'm hoping for some Latin influences since the title is in Spanish, and the ostensible theme would benefit from having them.)

Another release I'm anticipating is from Yuka & Chronoship. Their last album is a sonic adventure full of great keys. I recommend listening to The 3rd Planetary Chronicles if any of you haven't already.

Moon Safari said they're going to release Himlabacken Vol. 2 this year; so there's that.

Originally posted by Zugzwang Zugzwang wrote:

Jack o' the Clock - Repetitions of the Old City II (Release: TBD). Repetitions I was one of my 2016 favorites, so I'm optimistic about Repetitions II. The band – which now features saxophonist Ivor Holloway and singer Thea Kelley – expects the album to be ready in "early 2018."

Yes! The first RotOC was a very good step forward for the band. Can't wait!


Posted By: Mascodagama
Date Posted: March 13 2018 at 13:57
Well here's a surprise - live album from Aquaserge dropping 27th April:

http://aquaserge.bandcamp.com/album/d-j-vous" rel="nofollow - http://aquaserge.bandcamp.com/album/d-j-vous

And it's with the horn section, too. Gotta have this for sure.


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Posted By: Mascodagama
Date Posted: April 13 2018 at 08:34
So, a new Pryapisme album is with us:

https://pryapisme.bandcamp.com/album/epic-loon-ost" rel="nofollow - https://pryapisme.bandcamp.com/album/epic-loon-ost

Their influence from video game tunes has always been apparent, but now they have gone the whole distance and done the soundtrack for an actual video game.  Just listening now, and it's quite fun - though so far, no real departure from their previous work.

Here's a trailer for the game:



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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: April 13 2018 at 19:39
^The idea of their music in an actual video game is pretty exciting. Might have to buy a ps4 just to experience it first hand

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Posted By: miamiscot
Date Posted: April 17 2018 at 08:16
Moon Safari, Bubu, Logos, Yuka & Chronoship? All set to release albums this year? Nice!!!

Also there is still a good chance that a new one from the Neal Morse Band will arrive in 2018. And, perhaps, even Anderson/Stolt 2 could see the light of day!

And Phideaux? I'll hold my breath.

So far, Fernando Perdomo's Out To Sea has been on non-stop rotation around these parts. My favorite of 2018 so far.


Posted By: Mascodagama
Date Posted: April 25 2018 at 16:50
I done got me the new PiNioL album, Bran Coucou. It's a total blast!

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Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: April 25 2018 at 17:56
Apparently Tool are finally going to release a new album this year so that's good news for Tool fans and I imagine there are at least a few of you on here.

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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: April 25 2018 at 19:56
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

I done got me the new PiNioL album, Bran Coucou. It's a total blast!

One listen in and its an album of the year candidate, its a monster.


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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: April 26 2018 at 13:23
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Apparently Tool are finally going to release a new album this year so that's good news for Tool fans and I imagine there are at least a few of you on here.

I"ll believe it when I see it. :p 


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Posted By: Mascodagama
Date Posted: April 26 2018 at 13:37
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

I done got me the new PiNioL album, Bran Coucou. It's a total blast!


One listen in and its an album of the year candidate, its a monster.
It's certainly made a bigger impression on me than anything else I've got from this year.

Also, the new Aquaserge live album dropped through my letterbox this morning. Been a good couple of days for new music!

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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: April 26 2018 at 13:42
I'll be downloading the Aquaserge from bandcamp tomorrow when its released.

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Posted By: RoeDent
Date Posted: April 26 2018 at 13:59
I've only got one 2018 album so far, Kino's Radio Voltaire. But it's an absolute belter! Chock full of earworms!


Posted By: Zugzwang
Date Posted: May 02 2018 at 23:48
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

I done got me the new PiNioL album, Bran Coucou. It's a total blast!

I need to listen to this one some more but it made one hell of a first impression.

The new Jack o' the Clock finally got announced, releasing June 1st. Also a new Cheer-Accident on May 25th.


Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: May 03 2018 at 17:46
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

I done got me the new PiNioL album, Bran Coucou. It's a total blast!


One listen in and its an album of the year candidate, its a monster.


Just bought it. Going to be a tough one to knock off the top of my AOTY. I was sceptical at first. Poil just does so much on their own as a trio. But then I heard Ni for the first time.

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Posted By: TheGazzardian
Date Posted: May 03 2018 at 21:17
Originally posted by Zugzwang Zugzwang wrote:

Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

I done got me the new PiNioL album, Bran Coucou. It's a total blast!

I need to listen to this one some more but it made one hell of a first impression.

The new Jack o' the Clock finally got announced, releasing June 1st. Also a new Cheer-Accident on May 25th.

Another CA? I'll admit I was disappointed with last years - not because it wasn't good, but because I already had pretty much all the songs from subscribing to their website, and didn't pay enough attention to realise that before I bought it. XD


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: May 03 2018 at 23:43
The new Cavern of Anti-Matter is pretty good, Hormone Lemonade, most noticeably if you're into old school motorik Krautrock.
Others? Hmmm I just got myself a country album that I really dig. Alright it is tinged with psychedelic and alternative vibes, but still.
I love surprising my brain with genres it previously hated to the max. Amen Dunes he's called!
Oh I also just got the new U.S. Girls album Unlimited Poem.

The only album I've got that's featured on PA is Fire's Hands. Damn fine record though.


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Posted By: hellogoodbye
Date Posted: May 04 2018 at 01:08
I don't know if the second JLIN's album : Black Origami is from 2017 or 2018, but this is one of the best thing I've heard since a long time. Fantastic electro prog with raga rhythms. Love it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQr2XOTd6ys


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: May 04 2018 at 04:55
Originally posted by TheGazzardian TheGazzardian wrote:

Originally posted by Zugzwang Zugzwang wrote:

Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

I done got me the new PiNioL album, Bran Coucou. It's a total blast!

I need to listen to this one some more but it made one hell of a first impression.

The new Jack o' the Clock finally got announced, releasing June 1st. Also a new Cheer-Accident on May 25th.

Another CA? I'll admit I was disappointed with last years - not because it wasn't good, but because I already had pretty much all the songs from subscribing to their website, and didn't pay enough attention to realise that before I bought it. XD

I gave up on the C-A subscription, I liked the music but it just didn't feel like an album. I wasn't connecting with it as much as I do with their albums if that makes sense. I therefore only doubled up on a couple of tracks and liked the album. 


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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: May 04 2018 at 04:57
Not in the database here but may be of interest to some here, Nik Bartsch Ronin release Awase tomorrow.  I'm seeing them play in Boston on Saturday.

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: May 04 2018 at 05:51
Kayak-Seventeen
their best for 19 years although it's still only 3-4 stars. Pretty solid. I like Galahad's latest album as well.
At the moment I've bought 5 releases for this year and am struggling to remember the other 3!


Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: May 04 2018 at 12:39
Early leader for me is Vantomme's S/t. 

Other contenders: 

Piniol
Elephant9
Mythic Sunship
J Zorn
King Crimson

(I also have the latest from Art Zoyd but hven't listened to it yet) 


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Posted By: Mortte
Date Posted: May 04 2018 at 13:01
There is coming new John Parish-album! First taster of it is really great!


Posted By: tempest_77
Date Posted: May 04 2018 at 16:33
I am most definitely looking forward to some new Coheed and Cambria and some new Tool. I heard that the new Coheed album is supposed to go back to their older stuff (the good-old heavy crossover prog), which I'm super stoked for.

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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: May 04 2018 at 17:55
Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

Early leader for me is Vantomme's S/t. 

Other contenders: 

Piniol
Elephant9
Mythic Sunship
J Zorn
King Crimson

(I also have the latest from Art Zoyd but hven't listened to it yet) 

PinioL & elephant9 will be way up my list along with Aquaserge, Sonar, Gogo Penguin & probably Nik Bartsch Ronin.


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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: May 04 2018 at 18:06
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

Early leader for me is Vantomme's S/t. 

Other contenders: 

Piniol
Elephant9
Mythic Sunship
J Zorn
King Crimson

(I also have the latest from Art Zoyd but hven't listened to it yet) 

PinioL & elephant9 will be way up my list along with Aquaserge, Sonar, Gogo Penguin & probably Nik Bartsch Ronin.

Forgot about Sonar. Definitely their best one...should be on my list come years end. 


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: May 04 2018 at 20:49
I have heard a few Perfect Circle songs that got me somewhat interested, and then last weekend that I visited the CD's shop, they happened to have it on, so I heard a bit more of it. Maybe it's not the proggiest thing around, but it sounded very nice, I shall be getting it. It seems to be doing well in sales too, actually (though I would have to check that out).


Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: May 08 2018 at 18:36
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

I done got me the new PiNioL album, Bran Coucou. It's a total blast!

One listen in and its an album of the year candidate, its a monster.

Arrived in the post today




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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: May 08 2018 at 22:45
^Nice haul. I have the CD on the way through bandcamp. Did the poster and sticker come with the disc?

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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: May 09 2018 at 00:28
It's probably because I'm not keeping big resource lists, but this year seems a lot slower on new releases than '17.

Here's a few favs from the first trimester of '18

Piniol- Bran Coucou
Rivendel - Sisyfus
Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
Not a Good Sign - Icebound
Perfect Beings - Vier
Pryapisme - Epic Loon OST
Tusmörke....maybe

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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: May 09 2018 at 07:03
Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

^Nice haul. I have the CD on the way through bandcamp. Did the poster and sticker come with the disc?

The stickers poster and T-shirt were part of the funding campaign.


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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: May 09 2018 at 07:04
My best of 2018 so far

PinioL - Bran Coucou
Nik Bartsch Ronin - Awase
Sonar with David torn - Vortex
elephant9 - Greatest Show On Earth
Kavus Torabi - Solar Divination
Aquaserge - Deja Vous
Anna von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
Gogo Penguin - A Humdrum Star
Portico Quartet - Untitled (AITAOA #2)
Dan Weiss - Starebaby
MoeTar - Final 4
Helv - Borderland
Kali - Riot
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall
Rabbit Rabbit - Black Inscription 


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Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: May 09 2018 at 07:37
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

I have heard a few Perfect Circle songs that got me somewhat interested, and then last weekend that I visited the CD's shop, they happened to have it on, so I heard a bit more of it. Maybe it's not the proggiest thing around, but it sounded very nice, I shall be getting it. It seems to be doing well in sales too, actually (though I would have to check that out).
 
Listening to it at the moment. This is not a band I'd heard of before, but it's a pretty good album.


Posted By: Mascodagama
Date Posted: May 09 2018 at 07:59
There's a new Worldservice Project album, Serve, coming out on Rarenoise.


Good stuff, as usual from these lads.  They are generally described, including by themselves, as 'punk jazz'.  But it's pretty proggy punk jazz, IMO.


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Posted By: Mascodagama
Date Posted: May 10 2018 at 03:32
Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

Rivendel - Sisyfus
This is pretty cool!

http://rivendel.bandcamp.com/album/sisyfos" rel="nofollow - http://rivendel.bandcamp.com/album/sisyfos

I was intrigued to see cover art by Angel Ontalva. And actually the music reminds me quite a bit of October Equus - which is no bad thing in my book - albeit compositionally a little looser.


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Posted By: Mascodagama
Date Posted: May 10 2018 at 03:45
Faves so far:

Aquaserge - Deja-Vous?
Calibro 35 - Decade 
Dottrina Degli Opposti - Arrivederci Sogni 
Elephant9 - The Greatest Show On Earth
Kavus Torabi - Solar Divinations
Mother Turtle - Zea Mice
Piniol - Bran Coucou
Sonar & David Torn - Vortex
Worldservice Project - Serve

Keenly anticipating the new Oteme album.



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Posted By: BrufordFreak
Date Posted: May 12 2018 at 07:46
My faves from 2018's first four mos. are:

UNAKA PRONG Salinity Now! (If you like Steely Dan...)

STARVING DAUGHTERS Strange Valleys (Canterbury funk!)

HOMUNCULUS RES Della stessa sostanza dei sogni

ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF Dead Magic

GLEB KOLYADIN Gleb Kolyadin (not in the PA database yet)

RICHARD WILEMAN Veil

PiNioL Bran Coucou

MIDLIFE Phase (not in the PA database--nor will it likely ever be: Prog Disco!)

SONAR (with David Torn) Vortex

JOHN HOLDEN Capture Light (not in the PA database yet)

VITRAL En Es Estradas (officially a 2017 release but with a December 31 release date I'm counting it in 2018)

GALAHAD Seas of Change

3RDEGREE Ones & Zeroes, VOl. 0

LA DOTTRINA DEGLI OPPOSTI Arrivaderci sogni (an AltrOck release not in the PA database yet)

MOTHER TURTLE Zea Mice

ARNAUD BUKWALD La marmite cosmique, menu no. 4




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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: May 12 2018 at 08:46
New Koenji Hyakkei just announced for June 23rd




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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: May 12 2018 at 09:11
^yes, please

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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: May 15 2018 at 01:08
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

^Nice haul. I have the CD on the way through bandcamp. Did the poster and sticker come with the disc?


The stickers poster and T-shirt were part of the funding campaign.


Mine arrived today with a couple stickers and a bonus CD of Here Geisha & The Boobs!

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Posted By: Frenetic Zetetic
Date Posted: May 15 2018 at 02:03
I've yet to hear a single thing released in 2018 that made me stop and listen - intentionally - for more than 20 seconds.

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Posted By: Meltdowner
Date Posted: May 15 2018 at 03:35
Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:

STARVING DAUGHTERS Strange Valley(Canterbury funk!)

MIDLIFE Phase (not in the PA database--nor will it likely ever be: Prog Disco!)

Thanks for the descriptions Drew! I really enjoyed both.


Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: May 15 2018 at 03:48
Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:


MIDLIFE Phase (not in the PA database--nor will it likely ever be: Prog Disco!)


it's MildLife, listening now on bandcamp, I wouldn't say it's disco though. 



Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: May 15 2018 at 13:26
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

I have heard a few Perfect Circle songs that got me somewhat interested, and then last weekend that I visited the CD's shop, they happened to have it on, so I heard a bit more of it. Maybe it's not the proggiest thing around, but it sounded very nice, I shall be getting it. It seems to be doing well in sales too, actually (though I would have to check that out).

 
Listening to it at the moment. This is not a band I'd heard of before, but it's a pretty good album.


Neither had I heard of the band. I understand it's got some relation to Tool, the same leader or something.


Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: May 15 2018 at 15:59
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

New Koenji Hyakkei just announced for June 23rd


Wow! I thought they were gone forever. Great news. 


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Posted By: tempest_77
Date Posted: May 19 2018 at 16:33
My favourite so far still has to be Seas of Change by Galahad.

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Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: May 19 2018 at 17:04
I just stumbled across FFF by ZOFFF, which is pretty cool.



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