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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by PH on Fri, 2018-05-25, 12:05:59 »
That's more like it indeed.
Of course, only time can tell how the new album will rank along masterpieces as "Contagion" and "The Visitor".

Lately I have been listening a lot to:
Umphrey's McGee - "It's Not Us"
This is really a contender for my top ten of 2018. It's so brilliantly catchy and clever and everything. So I was looking into buying this album and then I discovered that they did a 'Big Big Train' on us. Meaning that they released another album so close after the previous one. So now I have to have both of course!

Lo Moon - "Lo Moon"
A bit of a guilty pleasure perhaps. More like Talk Talk and Coldplay and more of that.

Ozric Tentacles - "Technicians Of The Sacred"
This is such a cool album to listen to while cycling or running or something. (Hypothetically of course, don't mistake me for a healthy guy.) It's a perfect album for a trip (whatever context). It's probably not a good 'listenings' album, as in giving close attention and pickin up subtle things. It's more a 'feeling' album that you have to undergo. Don't think too much, and let the music guide you to faraway places.

And now I'm listening to:
The Dear Hunter - "All Is As All Should Be"
A 24 minute EP which apparently was released at the very end of 2017 and passed me by completely. I can't get my head around it, but this band just manages to release masterpiece after masterpiece. I'm totally in love with their 2015 and 2016 "Act" releases and now that I hear this EP I'm planning to just buy their whole discography and get it over with.


Ooooh and there's so much more good stuff on its way this year! What a treat!
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by erik on Fri, 2018-05-25, 07:11:45 »
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2018-05-23, 20:55:31 »
Yeah, I also read that Progwereld review. It's hard to believe the reviewer thinks this is one of their mediocre albums.

The review states that the lineup hasn't changed from "The Seventh Degree Of Seperation" on. Which isn't true, because John Jowitt left Arena again and Kylan Amos came in for "The Unquiet Sky" and "Double Vision".
And there are more things that I don't understand in this review. The Mirror Lies a poppy song? The Legend Of Elijah Shade shallow and boring?
It's very subjective. Of course, a review can't be 100% objective. Perhaps, as Arena fans we're biased, but I don't recognise anything of this review.

I think the reviewer was in the middle of an argument with his wife or something...  :o

Tom
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by PH on Wed, 2018-05-23, 20:38:55 »
Yeah, I also read that Progwereld review. It's hard to believe the reviewer thinks this is one of their mediocre albums.

The review states that the lineup hasn't changed from "The Seventh Degree Of Seperation" on. Which isn't true, because John Jowitt left Arena again and Kylan Amos came in for "The Unquiet Sky" and "Double Vision".
And there are more things that I don't understand in this review. The Mirror Lies a poppy song? The Legend Of Elijah Shade shallow and boring?
It's very subjective. Of course, a review can't be 100% objective. Perhaps, as Arena fans we're biased, but I don't recognise anything of this review.
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by The Butterfly Man on Wed, 2018-05-23, 20:32:43 »
NP: Arena - The Eyes of Lara Moon

Although I don’t rank this album as high as Contagion or Immortal? (or Double Vision) I always truly enjoy this track. To be fair, every track on Pepper’s Ghost has it’s moments but as an album it’s not up there. At least not for me.

Tom
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by erik on Wed, 2018-05-23, 20:12:30 »
Thanks for correcting the link teunis🙂
Interesting that it led to Contagion Max instead?!🤨
But that review is much more positive of course😉
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by Teunis on Wed, 2018-05-23, 19:01:18 »
Your link leads me to 'Contagion Max' :). This link does work:
http://www.progwereld.org/cms/album/arena-–-double-vision/

Fortunately most reviews I've read are rather positive ...

np: IQ - Frequency
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by erik on Wed, 2018-05-23, 13:27:41 »
The Progwereld review is less enthusiastic 😕

In Dutch http://www.progwereld.org/cms/album/arena-–-double-vision/
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by Teunis on Tue, 2018-05-22, 18:59:51 »
Arena - Double Vision  *horns*

Definitely favourite album with Paul Manzi on vocals 8).
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Arena Concerts / Re: Arena on tour for Double Vision
« Last post by Teunis on Sun, 2018-05-20, 20:52:55 »
Enjoy *horns*
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