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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by Teunis on Wed, 2021-01-20, 19:27:54 »
Today:
Bjørn Riis - Forever Comes To An End
Arena - Arena: Live Recorded 2011/12 Tour
Leprous - Malina
IQ - Nomzano

np: Soen - Lykaia
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by Teunis on Tue, 2021-01-19, 18:58:19 »
Today:
Arena - The Seventh Degree Of Separation (We've discussed it before: although it lacks solos, it's still a great album with beautiful melodies 8))
Bjørn Riis - Lullabies In A Car Crash
Gazpacho - Fireworker
Agent Fresco - Destrier
Toto - Falling In Between
Asia - XXX

np: Anima Mundi - Insomnia

Not bad, but not really my cup of tea. Both the music and the vocals don't appeal to me. Add the use of the saxophone so now and then and you know why I won't run to my local record shop ;).
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by Teunis on Mon, 2021-01-18, 19:01:07 »
Today:
Riverside - Out Of Myself
The Pineapple Thief - Magnolia
Blind Ego - Mirror
Riverside - Shrine Of New Generation Slaves (to celebrate its 8th anniversary)
Arena - Pepper's Ghost

Now listening to Prog Non Stop #520.
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by erik on Sat, 2021-01-16, 22:12:42 »
Played today:
Iona - Open Sky
The Cyberiam - The Cyberiam
The Cyberiam - Forging Nations Live
Mansun - Six
Gungfly - Friendship
Haunt The Woods - Opaque
Moonshot - Worlds of yesterday
Vangelis - Rosetta
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by Teunis on Sat, 2021-01-16, 20:06:56 »
pp: Leprous - Malina *horns*
np: Pattern-Seeking Animals - Prehensile Tales

Really interesting album, like it 8).
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by Teunis on Fri, 2021-01-15, 20:19:17 »
Today:
Huis - Neither In Heaven
Arena - Live & Life (2cd, 'Contagion' live and more ... Yeah, Arena with Rob Sowden rocks *horns*, long time ago that I played this)
Asia - Aqua
Toto - The Seventh One

Speaking of this band, how is your Toto investigation going PH? ;)

np: Supertramp - Breakfast In America
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by Teunis on Thu, 2021-01-14, 19:16:28 »
Anima Mundi - "The Way"

Anyone familiar with this Cuban band?
Yeah, I know them. I remember that I have tried some albums, but it didn't grip me enough. Don't know the reason anymore, maybe the vocals? Would have to listen again to find out.

Today:
Soen - Lotus *horns*
Status Quo - 12 Gold Bars (Compilation. Sometimes I just want to rock ;))
Wolverine - Machina Viva
Camel - A Nod And a Wink
Ayreon - The Dream Sequencer

np: Thomas Bergersen - Humanity ~ Chapter 1

Nice melodic (film) music starting from track 3. A bit too long to keep me entertained because of too many instrumental songs and sometimes female vocals, which are not my favourite. But will listen to Chapter 2 as well, pretty interesting.
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by PH on Wed, 2021-01-13, 20:54:09 »
It's a nice radio programme. You'll hear several kinds of rock, from prog to heavy metal. And so now and then (too many) growls. But I keep on listening to discover new bands/music.

You can't hear it live, it's indeed a stream you can listen to whenever you want and I do that on Mondays :): http://www.prognonstop.com/luister-live/

Thank you Teunis!

np: Ring Van Möbius - The 3rd Majesty

I've read a positive review in the iO-pages. It's a bit of ELP music, but it isn't really my cup of tea. More listening won't change my mind ... and off the list it goes ;). Still enough on it though :).

I also read a positive review on this album. My reaction is the same as yours.

Today I listened to:
Anima Mundi - "The Way"

Anyone familiar with this Cuban band? I think it's pretty good. Saw them live in oktober(?) 2018 and it was a big surprise to me because I had not heard a single note of their music before that evening. I enjoyed it a lot. I was even disappointed that I had to go home early. I heard they played for more than three hours!
To me, this album reminds me of The Flower Kings and Transatlantic. Also Pink Floyd. It's not masterpiece material, but still pretty nice music.

2021 music on Spotify:
Again I listened to ProAge - "4. Wymiar" today.
For some reason I'm being drawn to this album. It's pretty melodic. And not too heavy.

Then there's also "There, There" by For Giants. An instrumental Progressive Metal album. Unfortunately it didn't convince me that much.

The Flying Caravan (those names... sometimes... really...? And then some are complaining that people think progressive rock is silly) - "I Just Wanna Break Even"
Silly band name, but the music is not too silly. It's not groundbreaking stuff, but pleasant enough to let it play out its time. Perhaps I'll listen again.

Now listening to Need - "Norchestrion: A Song For The End"
Back in Prog Metal territory. Not bad.
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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by Teunis on Wed, 2021-01-13, 19:14:58 »
I've set an reminder in my calender for Dollhouse Rock Radio on Sunday. Let's see what it's all about.

It's a nice radio programme. You'll hear several kinds of rock, from prog to heavy metal. And so now and then (too many) growls. But I keep on listening to discover new bands/music.

Quote from: PH
Can't find where I can listen live to Prog Non Stop. I can see the playlists that you can relisten, but not live.

You can't hear it live, it's indeed a stream you can listen to whenever you want and I do that on Mondays :): http://www.prognonstop.com/luister-live/

Today:
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Anathema - Falling Deeper
The Pineapple Thief - ... Introducing The Pineapple Thief
Pendragon - Love Over Fear

np: Ring Van Möbius - The 3rd Majesty

I've read a positive review in the iO-pages. It's a bit of ELP music, but it isn't really my cup of tea. More listening won't change my mind ... and off the list it goes ;). Still enough on it though :).

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Off Topic / Re: Now Playing Thread
« Last post by PH on Tue, 2021-01-12, 20:57:52 »
Will give it a try ...  and have to check more A.C.T. albums. Wow I'm busier than @ work ;).

Haha, I know the feeling!

On Sundays I'm listening to Dollhouse Rock Radio and on Mondays to Prog Non Stop.

I've set an reminder in my calender for Dollhouse Rock Radio on Sunday. Let's see what it's all about.
Can't find where I can listen live to Prog Non Stop. I can see the playlists that you can relisten, but not live.

np: Abel Ganz - The Life of the Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity

Relaxing music, really like it. You have to be in the mood for it, but I will play it again.

You're right about the mood. It's on the 'slow' spectrum of Prog. Something to listen to when your wife/girlfriend is around. :P



Last couple of days have been dominated by Anathema. I see that I failed to mention "Weather Systems", but I listened to that one between "WHBWH" and "Universal". Last Monday I listened to the final two albums "Distant Satellites" (which still has some pretty nice tunes) and "The Optimist" (which was still a disappointment for me).

The two "Humanity" chapters by Thomas Bergersen also got another spin yesterday. Apparently there's five more chapters to be followed. Productive guy. Can't be cheap to make this kind of music, it seems like a whole orchestra is involved. Anyway, I made a playlist with my favourite tracks out of the two albums.

Today (in the A series) I listened to:
Anderson/Stolt - "Invention Of Knowledge"

To be honest, it grew on me a little bit. When I first heard about the album (still in the making back then) I was sooooooo looking forward to it: the lead singer of one of my favourite prog bands teaming up with one of my favourite guitar players. It turned out to be a disappointment once again. Too much Jon and too little Roine. Not much space for Roine's excellent songwriting and every second is filled with vocals. Every track sounds the same.
But, today I listened three times to this album and I began to like it. My critisism still remains for the most part, but like I said, it's growing slowly.
I hope they will team up again in the future with Roine taking up a bigger role.

Also listened to:
Änglagård - "Viljans Öga"

Intriguing music, and I remember having bought it because of the 'classic' and 'retro' feel and admittedly the hype played a large part as well. It's not bad, but I think I might not have bought it with my current state of mind. Still, I listened to it twice today and didn't skip one track. :) It's a difficult album for sure.

Then on to the new ones of this year:
Glass Kites - "Glass Kites II"
Like I said, nice album to have in your playlist. I think, the last track, which is ten+ minutes, is the best. But why not listen to the whole album? Only 30 minutes. I guess if it had been a full 50-60 minutes album it might have been a bit too much. But who knows? I'm not tired of it yet. Will probably listen tomorrow as well.

ProAge - "4. Wymiar"
Never heard of (anything by) this band, but this is already the third album by this Polish band. The previous two albums were released in an English and a Polish version. This new album (released last friday I think) is only in Polish as for now. I'm already having it on repeat. It's pretty good! ProgArchives says 'Neo-Prog' and that's probably the best way to describe them indeed. Keys remind me of Arena sometimes. Also early Marillion is not very far. Mentioning Riverside here seems obvious because of their nationality. Don't know if it's bias, but I mention them anyway. The epic (29 minutes) 4th Dimension is the only song where they sing in English. Pretty cool synth sounds on this one.
I already listened twice to this album and I think I will listen again!
Check out the epic of the album on YouTube!
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