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Topic: Estradasphere
Posted By: Drakk
Subject: Estradasphere
Date Posted: March 10 2007 at 20:55
Does any else here like these guys. 
 
Personally, I love the music they play, and they are quite talented, without becoming rediculous.  It's good to have a bit of humor in your music, too. WinkLOL


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[QUOTE=darkshade] [QUOTE=Sckxyss]
I'm disappointed - neither of these players are avant-garde!

Al di Meola.

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haha i know. but the poll itself is avant-garde
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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: March 10 2007 at 21:03

I recently recommended them in my I Recommend thread. Have their 2006 release Palace of Mirrors and love every eclectic minute of it.

 
 


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Posted By: Drakk
Date Posted: March 10 2007 at 21:04
That's the only album I own, (Though it's not the only I've heard) and I love it too.  I love avantgarde types of bands that don't become Mr. Bungle mimics. 

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[QUOTE=darkshade] [QUOTE=Sckxyss]
I'm disappointed - neither of these players are avant-garde!

Al di Meola.

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haha i know. but the poll itself is avant-garde
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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: March 10 2007 at 21:06

Have you tried the side project Deserts of Traun?

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=19708893 - www.myspace.com/thedesertsoftraun



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Posted By: Drakk
Date Posted: March 10 2007 at 21:07
No I haven't, but they look amazing.  No doubt in the vein of Estradasphere.  I will definately check these guys out.  Thanks.

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[QUOTE=darkshade] [QUOTE=Sckxyss]
I'm disappointed - neither of these players are avant-garde!

Al di Meola.

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haha i know. but the poll itself is avant-garde
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Posted By: Prometheus
Date Posted: March 10 2007 at 23:16
wow...if anyone here is familiar with the song "Ratzinitza" by Azizga (its available somewhere online for free...) take a listen to the iTunes sample of "A Corporate Merger"...someone is copying someone here...its pretty direct

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Posted By: MusicForSpeedin
Date Posted: March 10 2007 at 23:59
There is another band like them called Fish Tank Ensemble.
Also God of Shamisen are amazing and are like estradasphere.
 
 


Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 00:02
Originally posted by MusicForSpeedin MusicForSpeedin wrote:

There is another band like them called Fish Tank Ensemble.
Also God of Shamisen are amazing and are like estradasphere.
 
 
Right, I forgot to mention those as well. They are on our voting list (ZART).
Fish Tank Ensemble - http://www.fishtankensemble.com/ - http://www.fishtankensemble.com/
God of Shamisen - http://www.godofshamisen.com/ - http://www.godofshamisen.com/   http://www.myspace.com/gos - http://www.myspace.com/gos
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Rocktopus
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 09:25
From the ones I've know of; Estradesphere's latest and and Yugen's debut are my two favorite progalbums progalbums of '06. The little I've heard of the Estradasphere's (on Myspace) earlier albums sounds just as great.

I'll defenatly check out Fish Tank Ensemble, God of Shamisen and that side project too.


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Posted By: laplace
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 09:30
I didn't like God of Shamisen but I guess they do a passable cover of 21st Century Schizoid Man. but Estradasphere are quite brilliant.

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Posted By: Uroboros
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 10:07

I stumbled upon Estradasphere about two years ago, in a time when I thought I had already discovered just about every crazy thing possible in music (now I'm pretty sure I'm far from that). I was reading a review somewhere and it said something along the lines of "honestly, this must be the best band in the world". I was amused and intrigued and got their first album, It's Understood, to find out what it was about. I was so shocked and hooked that it took me months to get over it and pass on to another album. Now I'm also familiar with Buck Fever and Palace of Mirrors and I have to say all these albums are consistent in quality, although I would say they're getting slightly better and tighter with time. The latest also has the better production of the three.

Their music is insanely diverse and charmingly incoherent in style. They have tracks that are pure symph black metal ("The Silent Elk of Yesterday"), Bregovic-style Balkan brass ensemble madness ("Hungerstrike"), bebop jazz ("Super Buck II"), pure country music ("The Trials and Tribulations of Parking in Your Front Lawn"), industrial experimentation ("The Unfolding Pause on the Threshold"), they have things that sound like an old Nintendo game soundtrack (the various Super Mario "covers" on the first two albums) or like a jazzy soundtrack of a gangster movie ("Buck Fever"), other facets of their style include grindcore ("Burnt Corpse"), Romanian folklore mixed with thrash madness ("Smuggled Mutation") or Hawaiian guitar workouts ("The Terrible Beautypower of Meow"), as well as many other tracks masterfully combining all these ("The Return") and much more.
 
It should be said that, in spite of the hilarious track titles and general "don't take us seriously" attitude, everything is performed with complete professionalism and flawless musicianship, most of the time nothing short of amazing. You can probably tell I'm in love with this band. I have to say it's one of my most intriguing discoveries and I think anyone (except prog dinosaurs maybe) should listen to them and rejoice.
 
They'll be touring Europe this spring (see the "Prog events" section of the forum for details) and I suspect they are unbelievable in concert... Unfortunately, they have only one show in Germany and it's much too far away from where I live for me to afford it, but at least I have my Palace of Mirrors T-shirt and I intend to wear all summer long for the whole world to see, even if no one will actually know what the name Estradasphere means. Their loss. Smile


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Posted By: Uroboros
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 10:14
Originally posted by Prometheus Prometheus wrote:

wow...if anyone here is familiar with the song "Ratzinitza" by Azizga (its available somewhere online for free...) take a listen to the iTunes sample of "A Corporate Merger"...someone is copying someone here...its pretty direct
 
You should pay a visit to the Balkan area and familiarize yourself with some authentic folklore. Wink That's a pretty common variation on a theme played in 7/8 that is typical, I think, to the former Yugoslavian area (or maybe Bulgaria?), although I may be wrong. It's not Romanian for sure, but it could be any of the other two... anyway, it's pretty common stuff.
Azigza simply play around the theme for a few minutes basically, while Estrdasphere only use it as a starting point for a more extended piece, they deconstruct it and introduce different time signatures, other themes, they proceed to improvise freely around it and, towards the end, they go into thrash mode and end up sounding like Meshuggah with violin... so it's much more than the Azigza guys must have thought of. Tongue


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Posted By: AngelRat
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 10:28
I have the 'Buck Fever' cd and although I don't listen to it very often, I do enjoy it very much.

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Posted By: Bj-1
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 11:20
I've been checking'em out lately and will definitely buy some stuff with them soon!

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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 12:36
Originally posted by Uroboros Uroboros wrote:

I stumbled upon Estradasphere about two years ago, in a time when I thought I had already discovered just about every crazy thing possible in music (now I'm pretty sure I'm far from that). I was reading a review somewhere and it said something along the lines of "honestly, this must be the best band in the world". I was amused and intrigued and got their first album, It's Understood, to find out what it was about. I was so shocked and hooked that it took me months to get over it and pass on to another album. Now I'm also familiar with Buck Fever and Palace of Mirrors and I have to say all these albums are consistent in quality, although I would say they're getting slightly better and tighter with time. The latest also has the better production of the three.

Their music is insanely diverse and charmingly incoherent in style. They have tracks that are pure symph black metal ("The Silent Elk of Yesterday"), Bregovic-style Balkan brass ensemble madness ("Hungerstrike"), bebop jazz ("Super Buck II"), pure country music ("The Trials and Tribulations of Parking in Your Front Lawn"), industrial experimentation ("The Unfolding Pause on the Threshold"), they have things that sound like an old Nintendo game soundtrack (the various Super Mario "covers" on the first two albums) or like a jazzy soundtrack of a gangster movie ("Buck Fever"), other facets of their style include grindcore ("Burnt Corpse"), Romanian folklore mixed with thrash madness ("Smuggled Mutation") or Hawaiian guitar workouts ("The Terrible Beautypower of Meow"), as well as many other tracks masterfully combining all these ("The Return") and much more.
 
It should be said that, in spite of the hilarious track titles and general "don't take us seriously" attitude, everything is performed with complete professionalism and flawless musicianship, most of the time nothing short of amazing. You can probably tell I'm in love with this band. I have to say it's one of my most intriguing discoveries and I think anyone (except prog dinosaurs maybe) should listen to them and rejoice.
 
They'll be touring Europe this spring (see the "Prog events" section of the forum for details) and I suspect they are unbelievable in concert... Unfortunately, they have only one show in Germany and it's much too far away from where I live for me to afford it, but at least I have my Palace of Mirrors T-shirt and I intend to wear all summer long for the whole world to see, even if no one will actually know what the name Estradasphere means. Their loss. Smile
 
 
Great description. If I wasn't a fan already and know them, I would have immediately gone and bought it, solely on your post.
You should turn this into a review.
 
 


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Posted By: Drakk
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 14:44
Yeah, someone should write a few reviews for Estradasphere, it could make them more known among the site members.

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I'm disappointed - neither of these players are avant-garde!

Al di Meola.

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haha i know. but the poll itself is avant-garde
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Posted By: con safo
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 14:54
Great band. Palace of Mirrors was one of my fav's of 06

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Posted By: Uroboros
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 15:13
AVestin, thanks. Yeah, I thought it sounded a bit like a review. Smile I never conciously start writing a review usually, since I always feel I don't have time for it, but... I might just do that tonight.
 


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Posted By: Uroboros
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 17:26
Ok, I did it. Smile I expanded (a lot) and turned it into a review for Palace of Mirrors. Surprisingly, the album had a lot of good ratings already, but no review. I'm really glad I did this.
Although... Ouch I seem to have a serious problem with setting the review outline. The first time I wrote one, I couldn't divide the text into paragraphs. This time I read the guidelines, but to no effect... Somehow I managed to submit the whole review written in bold AND italics. It looks awful and I would really need someone to help me edit it. Now I think I finally know what I did wrong... Cry
Sorry for being off-topic.


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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 17:30
Originally posted by Uroboros Uroboros wrote:

Ok, I did it. Smile I expanded (a lot) and turned it into a review for Palace of Mirrors. Surprisingly, the album had a lot of good ratings already, but no review. I'm really glad I did this.
Although... Ouch I seem to have a serious problem with setting the review outline. The first time I wrote one, I couldn't divide the text into paragraphs. This time I read the guidelines, but to no effect... Somehow I managed to submit the whole review written in bold AND italics. It looks awful and I would really need someone to help me edit it. Now I think I finally know what I did wrong... Cry
Sorry for being off-topic.
 
 
PM (or post in the reviews section) Atkingani (Guigo) and tell him about this and he will happily assist you and edit your review to your satisfaction.
 
Kuddos on reviewing the album!
 
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Posted By: Uroboros
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 17:33
Ok, thanks, I'll send him a message right now. Smile

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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 17:37
Originally posted by Uroboros Uroboros wrote:

Ok, thanks, I'll send him a message right now. Smile
 
 
It seems there's a problem with all reviews on the main page.
All of them appear bold and italic now....
Weird.
 
 
 


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Posted By: VanderGraafKommandöh
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 17:39
Great words, Uroboros.

I've only heard snippets of Estradasphere and Deserts of Traun, but a lot of it reminded me of Taal.

Also check out Cerberus Shoal, who also do more comedy-based prog (like Zappa, but more modern).

I plan to listen to some Estradasphere soon.


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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 18:00
Originally posted by Uroboros Uroboros wrote:

Ok, thanks, I'll send him a message right now. Smile
 
 
It looks fine now.
 
I think your review should be posted here as well, to let people know of this great album:
 
http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=12867 - ESTRADASPHERE — Palace Of Mirrors
Review by http://www.progarchives.com/Collaborators.asp?id=7064 - Uroboros (Nicolae Claudiu Solcan)

5%20stars A soundtrack to a possible world

I stumbled upon Estradasphere about two years ago, in a time when I thought I had already discovered just about every crazy thing possible in music (now I'm pretty sure I'm far from that). I was reading a review somewhere and it said something along the lines of "honestly, this must be the best band in the world". I was amused and intrigued and got their first album, It's Understood , to find out what it was about. I was so shocked and hooked that it took me months to get over it and pass on to another album. Now, after hearing Buck Fever and Palace of Mirrors , I have to say all these albums are consistent in quality, although the latter does show a heavier sound and tighter interplay.

The music on Palace of Mirrors is insanely diverse and charmingly incoherent in style. The album reveals a cinematic intent from the beginning, with the opening sounds on "Title", seguing into the track that gives the album its name, which displays a glorious soundtrack quality, as if taken out from a Hollywood production of old. The album cover also points towards such an interpretation, suggesting past romantic scenes, opening subtle doors to the listeners, expecting them to create their personal imagery around the music, beyond the threshold of shattered mirrors. The track is led by a string ensemble and serves as a fine introduction.

However, next we are treated with a totally different beast: "A Corporate Merger", after a few jazzy opening chords, blasts with an accordion playing a Balkan-flavoured groove in 7/8. The band use the theme as a starting point for an extended piece, they deconstruct it gradually, introducing alternating time signatures and improvising around it with funky bass and a guitar solo, until the whole thing becomes an outright metal affair, with syncopated riffs sounding like Meshuggah, but with violin on top. The track ends with some speed/thrash madness, a recurrent trend later in the album.

"The Terrible Beautypower of Meow" is basically a Hawaiian-style guitar workout, while "Colossal Risk" brings the cinematic mood back, only this time enriched with an extravagant brass section and some angelic female vocalizations. Following these is the creepiest track on the album, dubiously entitled "The Unfolding Pause on the Threshold", a crushing industrial experiment, adorned with screeching and echoing hall-like samples.

"Smuggled Mutation" is a wonderful blend of authentic Romanian folklore and thrash metal riffage. This is the first time I hear what is called a "þambal" (traditional Romanian percussion instrument, somewhat resembling a xylophone, but more complexly structured) used in a Western-made piece of music. A great thumbs up to the band for that! The vivacious, up-tempo groove of the track, led by bucolic violin and þambal, often gives waz to lightning-speed riffs and double bass onslaught, completing the picture and adding novelty.

The album continues to diversify with a waltzy piano number ("Six Hands"), followed by the soft, laid-back jazz of the brass-soaked "The Debutante", which reminds me of the kind of jazz band you're likely to see peforming on an improvised stage in the middle of a crowded city on a rainy Sunday afternoon to the delight of the accidental passerby.

"Flower Garden of an Evil Man" is another highlight - a feast of dissonance, led by programmed percussion and the weird, processed screams of what sounds like a muted saxophone, but could very well be a violin or some crazy instrument... all on a bed of creepy harmonies building up to a climax and finally dissolving into disharmonic chaos.

If the next two tracks don't bring anything new to the table, the album's finest moment is kept for last. The ending piece, "The Return", might just be the best thing I've heard the whole year. It opens with some seriously menacing riffs, built around a crazy rhythmic pattern, resembling Meshuggah once again (but with an accordion on top, obviously), followed by a build-up section where soaring violins play a tremolo in unison over some black metal-type blast beats... From that point onwards, the whole track is a constant release of tension and I can't imagine any metalhead in their right mind not headbanging to this stuff. The framework of this track is tech metal at its finest; the drum work is brilliant and is just about as close as anyone could get to Gene Hoglan or Sean Reinert without actually being them; and - on top of it - accordion, violin and guitar solos fly all over the place like crazy bumblebees in flight.

To conclude, Palace of Mirrors is a great offering from Estradasphere, unique and unpredictable music building a colourful world of sounds and suggestions. The production on this one is better than on previous albums, the songwriting, although as diverse as before, is now more focused, and the playing is significantly tighter, providing more cohesion when compared to their past works.

The palette of styles employed on this album is huge. Some people may find this instantly appealing, others may need repeated listens. However, I believe everyone (except prog dinosaurs maybe) should give this a try, at least in order to keep in touch with the great music that is being made right now and here, under our noses.

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Posted By: Uroboros
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 18:00
Phew, it's finally fixed. And I also got my n00b questions answered. Embarrassed
Geck0, I have listened to And Farewell to Hightide from Cerberus Shoal and liked it very much, but I only spotted some obvious post rock sensibilities... Some beautiful melodies, some sombre moods, a generally steady pace, some dissonance here and there... It sounded post rock-ish to me. Can you recommend other albums of theirs that sound differently?


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Posted By: VanderGraafKommandöh
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 18:02
Yes I can, "Chaiming the Knoblessone" is much more avant-prog related and so is "The Land We All Believe In" (their most recent album).

They're the only two I've heard and they're not really post-rock to my ears.


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Posted By: andu
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 18:18
Originally posted by Uroboros Uroboros wrote:

"þambal" (traditional Romanian percussion instrument, somewhat resembling a xylophone, but more complexly structured)


seems like the main page doesn't support "ţ"...
nice read; i can't draw a virtual image of how they sound like, out of my little knowledge, but it's certainly an appetit opener.


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Posted By: Uroboros
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 18:20
Originally posted by Geck0 Geck0 wrote:

Yes I can, "Chaiming the Knoblessone" is much more avant-prog related and so is "The Land We All Believe In" (their most recent album).

They're the only two I've heard and they're not really post-rock to my ears.
 
And Farewell to Hightide is from '96 - I think it's one of their first. They may have altered their style afterwards, but that one is indeed a take on post rock in its early 90's form (whatever that means). I'll surely try to check the other ones out. The same goes for the various Estradasphere-related projects.
I think there was also some kind of connection between Estradasphere and Secret Chiefs 3, another one of the craziest bands around at the moment and a recommended listen. Actually, what I heard from them (no complete album yet) sounded quite a lot like Estradasphere in mid-Oriental mode with some very weird percussion thrown in.


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Posted By: Uroboros
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 18:23
Originally posted by andu andu wrote:

Originally posted by Uroboros Uroboros wrote:

"þambal" (traditional Romanian percussion instrument, somewhat resembling a xylophone, but more complexly structured)


seems like the main page doesn't support "ţ"...
nice read; i can't draw a virtual image of how they sound like, out of my little knowledge, but it's certainly an appetit opener.
 
Yeah, I noticed that... Big%20smile I wonder if it works here:
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Anyway, you should really hear them, they sound like so many things at a time that it's very hard to describe them.


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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 18:28
Originally posted by Uroboros Uroboros wrote:

Originally posted by Geck0 Geck0 wrote:

Yes I can, "Chaiming the Knoblessone" is much more avant-prog related and so is "The Land We All Believe In" (their most recent album).

They're the only two I've heard and they're not really post-rock to my ears.
 
And Farewell to Hightide is from '96 - I think it's one of their first. They may have altered their style afterwards, but that one is indeed a take on post rock in its early 90's form (whatever that means). I'll surely try to check the other ones out. The same goes for the various Estradasphere-related projects.
I think there was also some kind of connection between Estradasphere and Secret Chiefs 3, another one of the craziest bands around at the moment and a recommended listen. Actually, what I heard from them (no complete album yet) sounded quite a lot like Estradasphere in mid-Oriental mode with some very weird percussion thrown in.
I agree. I see this as one of the "Schools" of avant-prog which includes this "type" of melange of styles, jumping around and taking some parts of each genre in existance in order to fuse them into something else - This so-called schools includes as I see it, Mr. Bungle, Estradasphere, Secret Chiefs 3, Gods of Shamisen, Fish Tank Ensemble, etc.
I find it to be related in its humoristic approach and overall atmosphere to what I see as the Samla school of RIO - which has bands like Ensemble Nimbus, Miriodor, Hoyry Kone, et al.
But those are just my personal impressions and only serve to give rough guide as to what to expect and how do they relate to one another. Each band is a great band in its own merit.
 
As for Cerberus Shoal, I have several of their albums and as was said, their later period is more avant-prog inclined as opposed to the first "period".
 
 


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Posted By: VanderGraafKommandöh
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 18:40
Secret Chiefs 3 are on the same label as Sir Millard Mulch (Mimicry Records), I believe and their link is Trey Spruance.

Of course, try out Sir Millard Mulch's recent album too, his music is also in that same school.  I've yet to purchase anything by him, but I've been in contact with him and indeed, he once used my words for a bulletin on MySpace. Wink


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Posted By: Uroboros
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 18:45
Originally posted by avestin avestin wrote:

I agree. I see this as one of the "Schools" of avant-prog which includes this "type" of melange of styles, jumping around and taking some parts of each genre in existance in order to fuse them into something else - This so-called schools includes as I see it, Mr. Bungle, Estradasphere, Secret Chiefs 3, Gods of Shamisen, Fish Tank Ensemble, etc.
I find it to be related in its humoristic approach and overall atmosphere to what I see as the Samla school of RIO - which has bands like Ensemble Nimbus, Miriodor, Hoyry Kone, et al.
But those are just my personal impressions and only serve to give rough guide as to what to expect and how do they relate to one another. Each band is a great band in its own merit.
 
As for Cerberus Shoal, I have several of their albums and as was said, their later period is more avant-prog inclined as opposed to the first "period".
 
 
 
I hadn't thought of making the connection, but I suppose it's valid. However, compared to the American examples you gave, SMM/Hoyry-Kone/Alamaailman Vasarat are not as maximalistic. Like you said, they share the same quirkiness, but they generally don't incorporate as many strikingly different influences into their sound; maybe that's why they are not as immediate as the former group of bands can be. The way I see it, the American school you speak of is closer to Zappa's works in its all-encompassing intentions.


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Posted By: Uroboros
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 18:48
This is turning into a broader recommendations thread... Tongue

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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 18:49
^^^
Yes, I agree and that's why I only said related, but not the same "camp".
It's just me talking though, and my personal impressions, so not really valid...
 
 


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Posted By: VanderGraafKommandöh
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 18:54
I know definitely that Sir Millard Mulch likes Alamaailman Vasarat though, as he saw them listed on my MySpace and left a common for me about them.

So it seems they all have massive influences and that's what makes them sound like they do.


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Posted By: Prometheus
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 22:03
ah...yea, sorry..im a stupid American...never been to the Balkans, although im certainly willing -its the wallet and time that isnt, and had no idea it was a Balkan thing. so it was pretty eerie to come across, not that it really bothered me about either band, although i was fairly certain Estradasphere's version would be much more elaborate (from what ive seen, azigza is more a momentary novelty)

as for Meshuggah with a violin...you've almost sold me on buying this CD immediately.


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The beauty of everything is infinite and cruel."
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Posted By: Prometheus
Date Posted: March 11 2007 at 22:04
((the above was in response to Uruboros...hit reply when i meant quote...))

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"Tell me why world, unfathomable and good,
The beauty of everything is infinite and cruel."
--Kayo Dot


Posted By: andu
Date Posted: March 12 2007 at 05:29
Originally posted by Prometheus Prometheus wrote:

ah...yea, sorry..im a stupid American...never been to the Balkans, although im certainly willing -its the wallet and time that isnt, and had no idea it was a Balkan thing.
 
The traditional music of the Balkans has entered, at least in my country, in something of a revigoration process. Traditional players are brought to modern studios to record in good conditions, or old recordings are put on cd. I don't think they're available on odering sites yet, but we could help you if you're interested.


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