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Topic: estradasphere in the progarchives?
Posted By: greenback
Subject: estradasphere in the progarchives?
Date Posted: March 15 2005 at 12:39
anyone knows this band? i think they rule

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Posted By: Man Overboard
Date Posted: March 15 2005 at 12:42
I don't know them, but I've heard of them.

...it made me think of CHiPs.


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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: March 15 2005 at 12:45

greenback wrote:

anyone knows this band? i think they rule

Yeh ok...not.

Another pile of crap from the US .I'll give em a year at the most.

What a totally rediculous name too.

 



Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: March 15 2005 at 12:47

Man Overboard wrote:

...it made me think of CHiPs.

Wow i'm totally amazed you just said that..Exactly what i was thinking...poncherello is it they called him??

 

 



Posted By: greenback
Date Posted: March 15 2005 at 13:19
actually, i never heard such a funny & lively prog band! they make me think a bit about thinking plague, but infinitely more funny and less dark. they almost have a big band style and cabaret dancing atmosphere combined with latino arrangements. they make good beach boys imitations!

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Posted By: AngelRat
Date Posted: March 15 2005 at 13:20

This is not another comment from someone who never heard 'em or don't like 'em. I have their 2nd(?) cd-release 'Buck Fever' and I think it's pretty good. Lots of great playing, very well recorded and with a healthy dose of humor. Prog? Maybe not in the traditional sense, but still more interesting than another Genesis-clone (and to avoid misunderstandings: I like old Genesis as well).



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Posted By: Spanky
Date Posted: March 15 2005 at 14:46
If Mr. Bungle is here than Estradasphere belongs here.

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Posted By: goose
Date Posted: March 15 2005 at 15:39
Originally posted by Karnevil9 Karnevil9 wrote:

Yeh ok...not.

Another pile of crap from the US .I'll give em a year at the most.

What a totally rediculous name too.

Firstly, have you yet made any comments not either praising ELP or criticising people who aren't ELP (which is quite a few)?

Secondly, do you know anything about Estradasphere? Or do you mean a year at the most on top of the several years (I admit, I don't know exactly, but I think they've done three or four albums and a DVD) that they've already played for?

You don't really have a leg to stand on, when complaining about people criticising ELP, if you're going to insult the vast majority of other bands left right and centre. Or is this all an elaborate joke created by somebody to expose how ludicrous the stereotypical ELP fan is? I hope so, but if not, then you're living a cliché and for your own sake I hope you can leave it.

 

On topic, I love Estradasphere. Have you heard any bootlegs? If not, check out http://www.archive.org/audio/etreelisting-browse.php?collection=etree&cat=Estradasphere&PHPSESSID=0ef8f0e8e7538eca6da24a33baa75217 - http://www.archive.org/audio/etreelisting-browse.php?collect ion=etree&cat=Estradasphere&PHPSESSID=0ef8f0e8e7538e ca6da24a33baa75217  for a healthy few. I definitely recommend the Jazz Club one. Also, I'd call them prog but I can see a lot of people disagreeing. Either way they're a very interesting listen.

 

edit: when I say "I hope you can leave it" I wasn't alluding to suicide at all; I meant to stop acting in a clichéd manner (had to clear that one up!).



Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: March 15 2005 at 15:45

Yes Goose

I have heard them dis-like them completely no arguing go away.



Posted By: goose
Date Posted: March 15 2005 at 16:05
Go away? From the Estradasphere thread?


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: March 15 2005 at 16:13

goose wrote:

Go away? From the Estradasphere thread?

You stay i'm out of this totally boring band/thread.

 



Posted By: Reed Lover
Date Posted: March 15 2005 at 16:20
Originally posted by Karnevil9 Karnevil9 wrote:

goose wrote:

Go away? From the Estradasphere thread?

You stay i'm out of this totally boring band/thread.

 



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Posted By: Uncle Spooky
Date Posted: July 11 2008 at 18:43
Picked up Palace of Mirrors.  This isn't Prog, plain and simple.  It's SOUNDTRACK music and would fit very well into a number of films, but has no place in Prog Archives.

Ook


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Posted By: micky
Date Posted: July 11 2008 at 18:52
Originally posted by wrote:

greenback wrote:

anyone knows this band? i think they rule

Yeh ok...not.

Another pile of crap from the US .I'll give em a year at the most.

What a totally rediculous name too.

 



LOL  hope the dearly departed troll  didn't give up his day job for a life of musical prognostication....


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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: July 11 2008 at 19:14
karny's a legend that some would like to forget.  I was a long-time lurker before joining and remember some of his antics.

To uselessly answer greenback's old question:  I know Estradasphere -- excellent band.  I'm very happy to have discovered it thanks to the archives a couple of years ago.


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Posted By: jammun
Date Posted: July 11 2008 at 22:21
Damn, I thought Orejon had a new band.


Posted By: BenMech
Date Posted: July 14 2008 at 11:09
Originally posted by Uncle Spooky Uncle Spooky wrote:

Picked up Palace of Mirrors.  This isn't Prog, plain and simple.  It's SOUNDTRACK music and would fit very well into a number of films, but has no place in Prog Archives.Ook


Palace of Mirrors isn't their only album. And P of M IS a movie soundtrack.

They previously released 1999's "It's Understood", 2001's "Buck Fever", 2004's "Quadropus", and a number of live albums and eps.

Estradasphere have a change-on-a-dime kitchen sink format, going from death metal to world music to big-band to 8-bit video game score to jazz to hiphop to electronica to country to folk to classical to miscellaneous format, sometimes in the course of ONE song!.

Their first albums were released on Trevor Dunn's Web of Mimicry label, and much like Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, moved over to The End Records.


Posted By: heyitsthatguy
Date Posted: July 17 2008 at 00:29
hate to be nitpicky but I thought Web of Mimicry was Spruance

either way, fun band


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Posted By: Drakk
Date Posted: July 17 2008 at 11:37
Mimicry is Spruance's label; they're on the End Records now.
 
Listen to Songs like Hunger Strike and Meteorite Showers before you decide they're not "Prog enough."  I'm highly awaiting their new CD, but I'm still gonna miss Whooley and Murray. :(


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Posted By: StyLaZyn
Date Posted: July 22 2008 at 10:03

Well I don't know about this band, but this guy definitely doesn't belong here. Good thing he's not.



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Posted By: smuggledmutation
Date Posted: November 05 2008 at 18:38
have i died and gone to non-prog heaven??  is anyone seriously dogging estradsphere here?  these guys are absolutely amazing.   they can play ANY style, they can be serious, they can be humorous.....they can re-do classical pieces in their own great way.   they are absolutely Prog, and if you disagree, you are not a true prog fan.  you are a bad critic and have nothing better to do than sit on ur computer and be totally 1-sided and close-minded.    whose that pro-e.l.p. fan who was dissing them?  you dont even deserve to have that e.l.p. picture.    advice....go see them live....they are amazing and will give you one of the best shows you've ever seen.    c'mon seriously, they are one of the best things to come out lately, and dont group with alot of bands because they are so different.


Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: November 06 2008 at 01:56
Originally posted by smuggledmutation smuggledmutation wrote:

have i died and gone to non-prog heaven??  is anyone seriously dogging estradsphere here?  these guys are absolutely amazing.   they can play ANY style, they can be serious, they can be humorous.....they can re-do classical pieces in their own great way.   they are absolutely Prog, and if you disagree, you are not a true prog fan.  you are a bad critic and have nothing better to do than sit on ur computer and be totally 1-sided and close-minded.    whose that pro-e.l.p. fan who was dissing them?  you dont even deserve to have that e.l.p. picture.    advice....go see them live....they are amazing and will give you one of the best shows you've ever seen.    c'mon seriously, they are one of the best things to come out lately, and dont group with alot of bands because they are so different.


What about having a look at the database before posting (and attacking others)?
http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2041 - http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2041



Posted By: Henry Plainview
Date Posted: November 06 2008 at 12:53
Originally posted by smuggledmutation smuggledmutation wrote:

have i died and gone to non-prog heaven??  is anyone seriously dogging estradsphere here?  these guys are absolutely amazing.   they can play ANY style, they can be serious, they can be humorous.....they can re-do classical pieces in their own great way.   they are absolutely Prog, and if you disagree, you are not a true prog fan.  you are a bad critic and have nothing better to do than sit on ur computer and be totally 1-sided and close-minded.    whose that pro-e.l.p. fan who was dissing them?  you dont even deserve to have that e.l.p. picture.    advice....go see them live....they are amazing and will give you one of the best shows you've ever seen.    c'mon seriously, they are one of the best things to come out lately, and dont group with alot of bands because they are so different.
I'm not really a fan. They do the lol, random genre shifts better than Mr Bungle, but I still don't find them very interesting. Thanks for the smooth jazz song on Palace of Mirrors, guys...


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Posted By: Avantgardehead
Date Posted: November 07 2008 at 04:52
Awesome band! Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: November 09 2008 at 03:30
They do some really good stuff. Many compare them to Mr. Bungle in their expanse of styles. But they have been accused of arranging a series of musical non-sequitors.  Mr. Bungle tends to use different styles, but with transitions that usually allow one to comprehend the intended direction.

I enjoy Estradasphere from time to time. But I also irritate my friends by putting my entire collection on random so I get play sequences like Genesis followed by Meshuggah followed by The Ohio Players followed by Coltrane followed by Rimsky-Korsokov followed by The Residents followed by Tom Jones folowed  by Strapping Young Lad...etc. So the musical non-sequitors don't bug me.


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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: November 10 2008 at 09:45
Originally posted by smuggledmutation smuggledmutation wrote:

have i died and gone to non-prog heaven??  is anyone seriously dogging estradsphere here?  these guys are absolutely amazing.   they can play ANY style, they can be serious, they can be humorous.....they can re-do classical pieces in their own great way.   they are absolutely Prog, and if you disagree, you are not a true prog fan.  you are a bad critic and have nothing better to do than sit on ur computer and be totally 1-sided and close-minded.    whose that pro-e.l.p. fan who was dissing them?  you dont even deserve to have that e.l.p. picture.    advice....go see them live....they are amazing and will give you one of the best shows you've ever seen.    c'mon seriously, they are one of the best things to come out lately, and dont group with alot of bands because they are so different.
 
 
Open the tap of blood-feeding to your brains before attacking the web.......
 
They've been here for over three years!!!AngryLOLBig smile
 
And to be quite frank, I found the one album I reviewed quite boring.....that it never enticed me to rent the other albums in my library sustem.


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