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Topic: Phlox (Malaysia) for Psych/Space
Posted By: infocat
Subject: Phlox (Malaysia) for Psych/Space
Date Posted: August 18 2012 at 14:14
Although they have a discussion thread here ( http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=58594" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=58594 ), I don't see that any official request has been made to add this band to PA.

This is Phlox from Malaysia, not the band of the same name from Estonia who is already here.

While a case could be made for Crossover, because of some pop elements, I think Psych/Space is more appropriate.  Their sound seems very similar to More/Meddle/Obscured era Pink Floyd.  But I don't find them to me a Floyd clone by any means.  I find some of their guitar sound to remind me of The Cure, actually.

Anyway, it's very nice stuff, and I think very appropriate for PA.

You can listen to their full length release, Quiver, on their bandcamp page: http://phloxism.bandcamp.com/album/quiver" rel="nofollow - http://phloxism.bandcamp.com/album/quiver . 
There are a couple of links there to a few reviews as well.

Phlox // Quiver


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Posted By: yam yam
Date Posted: August 18 2012 at 14:51
They should really have been moved here from Unsigned Bands at Christmas/New Year when the album was announced, but that forum is currently a bit of a throwback to the days when availability of a physical CD was a pre-requisite for evaluation. It isn't regularly monitored nowadays, and other cases like this exist there. Hopefully that will all change for the better soon though.
 
Anyhow, for those who like to remain on the current page to sample music rather than opening a new tab in bandcamp, here is the full album tube that was posted by nescafe726 (a member of the band, I think) back in March of this year:
 
 
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Definitely belongs here, as Frank has already intimated, and I think I agree with his remark regarding Psych/Space as the more appropriate sub too.


Posted By: Andy Webb
Date Posted: August 30 2012 at 16:22
While there are incredibly psych-ish Floydian passages here and I agree it belongs here, the bulk of the music is more a poppish prog area, so I'll try crossover first. 

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Posted By: Marty McFly
Date Posted: September 02 2012 at 12:58
:- |  I'll try Crossover first too

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Posted By: nescafe726
Date Posted: September 19 2012 at 08:07
Hey guys, sincerely thank you for this. We don't mind being inducted to any sub genres as long we are doing art rock stuff. Meanwhile, please have a listen to our new single and an EP will be released in this October title YWNTS with conclude of 4-5 songs period. Thanks once again and enjoy.

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Posted By: yam yam
Date Posted: September 19 2012 at 08:32
I'm just a litle bit concerned that there is still no entry for this band on progfreak (only the Estonian Phlox) - This makes me think that the evaluation of this band might possibly have 'slipped through the net'. Might be worth someone double checking that all is in hand? Ermm


Posted By: Evolver
Date Posted: September 19 2012 at 08:43
I've tried to add them to PF, but Malaysia is not in the list of countries, and if I leave the country blank, it defaults to the Estonian Phlox, and won't let me add them.
 
I'll contact PF after work, and see if he can work it out.  Maybe just add Malaysia


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Posted By: yam yam
Date Posted: September 19 2012 at 09:23
Does entering just a question mark (?) in the field for 'country' work - as appears to have happened with this Italian RPI band: http://progfreak.com/Absenthia-93649.html" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/Absenthia-93649.html ?


Posted By: Evolver
Date Posted: September 19 2012 at 10:06
Malaysia is now available - added

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Posted By: yam yam
Date Posted: September 19 2012 at 19:19
And just to prove it to The World: http://progfreak.com/Phlox-154334.html?path=pa/recent" rel="nofollow - http://progfreak.com/Phlox-154334.html?path=pa/recent   Thumbs Up
(For the benefit of nescafe726 - the chart that this link leads to will gradually fill up with (hopefully) little green 'tick' icons as the members of the team vote. There are five members of the Crossover team, so once you see three little green ticks in the chart you can go out and buy yourself a bottle of champers ready to celebrate your eventual addition to the archives. If you see little red 'cross' icons suddenly appearing in the chart, however, I'd probably opt for a bottle of Absinthe instead... Evil Smile )


Posted By: nescafe726
Date Posted: September 21 2012 at 02:07
Thanks David, do we have to do anything from here? 


Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: September 21 2012 at 02:14
No, you're good. It's up to the team now to decide whether they think you are a fit for Xover.
Like David mentions, you are of course free to follow the eval process at Progfreak using that link of his, but you or the band don't have to do anything

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Posted By: Evolver
Date Posted: September 21 2012 at 06:43
I like it.  You have a yes vote.

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Posted By: nescafe726
Date Posted: September 22 2012 at 00:09
Thanks for your information David. Scott, thank you for your vote.



Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: September 22 2012 at 00:53
Mr Nescafe, perhaps you could anticipate your addition by posting a band photo, and maybe some bio information.
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Posted By: nescafe726
Date Posted: September 24 2012 at 10:07
Thanks Frank.

Phlox is Ahmad on drums, Hanafi on electric guitar, Syazwan on bass and Hakim on keyboards and vocal. The band met in 2008 at Kuala Lumpur. Hakim and Ahmad are brothers and they both quit university to form a band. They met Syazwan during a futsal match and few months later Syazwan introduced Hanafi who is Syazwan's room mate during their college time. The band first has been influenced by bands such as The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Coldplay. Their first EP was released early 2009 with 5 songs andhelp of a female vocalist named Shehnaz who is friend's of Hakim. The band grew their influence deeply when they discovered a lot of progressive, psychedelic, krautrock and space rock bands such as Ash Ra Tempel, Genesis, David Bowie, Yes, Jefferson Airplane, Astra, Grails and more. Later, their first album "Quiver" has been released on December 2011. They have now pursuing to art rock and believe that this is the best way to express their music.

*Currently they are recording some new songs for new concept EP titled YWNTS. The single has been released early September 2012 called "The Unknown". 








Posted By: nescafe726
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 10:33
Hi everyone, this is a sneak preview for the new long play. Thank you.

[TUBE]YW6uzfWwGNU[/TUBE]


Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 14:53
Were they really rejected from Crossover?  Not even a "move"?  I find this perplexing!
Perhaps once this new album is released they can be re-evaluated; perhaps for space/psych this time, especially based on the above clip!!


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Posted By: Rivertree
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 15:11
Originally posted by infocat

Were they really rejected from Crossover?  Not even a "move"?  I find this perplexing!
Perhaps once this new album is released they can be re-evaluated; perhaps for space/psych this time, especially based on the above clip!!


good advice ... this clip sounds promising Smile


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Posted By: nescafe726
Date Posted: January 04 2013 at 00:55
Guys, the dope stuff is available in segmented tracks. Enjoy! 

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Posted By: seventhsojourn
Date Posted: January 04 2013 at 05:10
Nice! Smoke Pretty sure the space boys will be interested in this.


Posted By: Rivertree
Date Posted: January 04 2013 at 13:43
added to the psych/space evaluation list ... and listening to Quiver now Smile



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Posted By: Rivertree
Date Posted: January 04 2013 at 14:44
'Quiver' certainly shows a lot of vintage psychedelia, concerning structure and implementation the songs are not clearly prog though, often closer to alternative/indie bands as for my impression.

The new 4 track single YWNTS definitely marks a leap forward to a proper prog fundament due to the improvisational impact in the vein of the early experimental Pink Floyd (Ummagumma), excellent stuff!

However I personally would prefer to wait for the full-fledged album before coming to a final conclusion.

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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: January 06 2013 at 12:41
Having listened to the new stuff as well, I am in agreement with Uwe. 
However, I understand the folks out there who believe that Phlox deserve to be on PA, but sometimes we come across artists who are damn hard to pinpoint. Some times it takes time to find the right box. 
To my ears, Phlox are not psych/space. Effervescent synthesiser qualities much like you'd hear in Richard Barbieri's playing some 15 years ago doesn't necessarily space rock make. 
I will however be looking forward to the new album to see what's what, because I do hear some psychedelic tendencies emergingSmile


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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: January 06 2013 at 17:36
If Crossover is a better fit, I'm all for that.  But they definitely need to be on PA somewhere.

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Posted By: nescafe726
Date Posted: January 11 2013 at 06:32
Thank you everyone. 

YWNTS is now available at Bandcamp in digital download at here  http://phloxism.bandcamp.com/album/ywnts-segmented-single" rel="nofollow - http://phloxism.bandcamp.com/album/ywnts-segmented-single

Thanks for your kind support  and with your support we will continue to make desire music.


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: January 11 2013 at 07:29
^ Yeah splendid work really, Floyd sound-alike with electric tips. Smile


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Posted By: memowakeman
Date Posted: January 20 2013 at 21:08
This is a band I like, very cool music!

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Posted By: nescafe726
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 17:56
Hello everyone, 

Feel free to stream the full album before we announce the physical release. Hope you like and enjoy this.

https://soundcloud.com/phloxism/sets/ywnts" rel="nofollow - https://soundcloud.com/phloxism/sets/ywnts

Thanks.


Posted By: Rivertree
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 18:05
Cool

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Posted By: nescafe726
Date Posted: April 07 2013 at 14:27
Two versions of Pale, Blue China. Pick the best you think.

Version 1 -  https://soundcloud.com/phloxism/pale-blue-china" rel="nofollow - https://soundcloud.com/phloxism/pale-blue-china
Version 2 -  http://soundcloud.com/phloxism/pale-blue-china-demo-live" rel="nofollow - https://soundcloud.com/phloxism/pale-blue-china-demo-live

Live version :

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Posted By: nescafe726
Date Posted: May 24 2013 at 14:17
Greetings people.

YWNTS CDs has been released and available for shipping around the world! You can buy the album in our bandcamp site below:

http://phloxism.bandcamp.com/" rel="nofollow - http://phloxism.bandcamp.com/

Thank you guys for your support! We hope to make it for the third album very soon!


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: May 24 2013 at 18:22
Phlox have been cleared for addition into PA.

Now preparing your bio for addition ... if you send me your bio, that's fine.


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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: May 24 2013 at 22:11
Two most excellent items of news!
I am listening right now, and will be ordered as soon as its done.

You guys might want to list your musicians on the bandcamp page to make it easy for someone to add.


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Posted By: nescafe726
Date Posted: May 25 2013 at 02:30
Originally posted by DamoXt7942

Phlox have been cleared for addition into PA.

Now preparing your bio for addition ... if you send me your bio, that's fine.

What a good news! Is there anything you would like us to provide? Love and much appreciate if you could prepare our bio. Smile


Posted By: nescafe726
Date Posted: May 25 2013 at 02:34
Originally posted by infocat


You guys might want to list your musicians on the bandcamp page to make it easy for someone to add.

Not sure how to list. Any example?


Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: May 25 2013 at 02:37
Originally posted by nescafe726

Originally posted by DamoXt7942

Phlox have been cleared for addition into PA.

Now preparing your bio for addition ... if you send me your bio, that's fine.

What a good news! Is there anything you would like us to provide? Love and much appreciate if you could prepare our bio. Smile
Wink

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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: May 25 2013 at 06:43
Originally posted by nescafe726

Originally posted by infocat


You guys might want to list your musicians on the bandcamp page to make it easy for someone to add.

Not sure how to list. Any example?
Just as part of your album comments.  I guess here's an example:
http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/failed-by-man-and-machine" rel="nofollow - http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/failed-by-man-and-machine


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Posted By: DamoXt7942
Date Posted: May 26 2013 at 02:17
Added.
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