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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23200 on: Tue, 2018-11-13, 19:21:17 »
jp: Arena - Double Vision 8) (Started with the epic when driving @ work. The song wasn't finished yet when I arrived 20 minutes later :D)
np: X-Panda - Reflections  *horns*
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23201 on: Wed, 2018-11-14, 19:18:17 »
jp: Erik Norlander - Into The Sunset
np: Strawbs - The Ferryman's Curse
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23202 on: Thu, 2018-11-15, 18:56:54 »
jp: Overhead - Haydenspark
np: Carptree - Subimago
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23203 on: Fri, 2018-11-16, 19:46:12 »
jp: Kino - Radio Voltaire
np: Kayak - Seventeen
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23204 on: Sat, 2018-11-17, 20:06:31 »
Subsignal - A Canopy Of Stars (The Best Of 2009-2015)  8)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23205 on: Mon, 2018-11-19, 12:33:38 »
Volbeat - 2016 - Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23206 on: Sat, 2018-11-24, 19:46:26 »
Ayreon - Into The Electric Castle (20th Anniversary Remix)

On Spotify.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23207 on: Sun, 2018-11-25, 12:49:40 »
Ayreon - Into The Electric Castle (20th Anniversary Remix)

On Spotify.
did you notice any differences?
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23208 on: Sun, 2018-11-25, 17:36:18 »
Today I listened to a playlist on Spotify: "RetroWave/Outrun".
It has Synthwave artists like L.A. Takedown, Code Elektro and Gunship and a lot more.
I don't know any of these artists. In fact, I never knew something like a 'synthwave' genre existed. Apparently it's recent bands (2010-now) doing nostalgic 80's sounds, complete with electronic drums, synthesizer bass etc. Pretty cool if that's something you're looking for.

Also listened to Perfect Beings' "Vier", which is really a work of art. Very clever things are happening here!
And Lo Moon which perfectly fits in the 80's feel that I like.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23209 on: Mon, 2018-11-26, 20:26:56 »
did you notice any differences?
Yes, some minor differences with instruments and some (harmony) vocals. Sound is crystal clear, but the sound of the original album was already great.

jp: Von Hertzen Brothers - Nine Lives
np: Southern Empire - Civilisation
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23210 on: Tue, 2018-11-27, 19:14:33 »
jp: Shadow Gallery - Carved In Stone
np: Oak - False Memory Archive
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23211 on: Wed, 2018-11-28, 18:09:46 »
Yes, some minor differences with instruments and some (harmony) vocals. Sound is crystal clear, but the sound of the original album was already great.

I also heard some minor changes. Nothing spectacular. I'd say, don't buy it if you expect big differences. There's nothing wrong with the original indeed. So why did I buy it then, you might ask?
Because of the instrumental mixes of course! 8)
Every remaster needs a disc of instrumental mixes. You hear me Arena??! ;D

np: Southern Empire - Civilisation

Cool! What do you make of this album? I think it's really good! Catchy stuff.

That reminds me. Did you hear the new Damanek album? I just checked and it's on Spotify now.
I bought the album, because, you know, I really like the artwork of this one.

Last saturday was the Damanek/Southern Empire gig and I sadly couldn't make it :( because I was expected to show up on my own birthday party.
Hopefully there will be another opportunity. :)

Previously played:
Kino - "Radio Voltaire"
I like it better than earlier. Man, I was so hyped for this album and I already lowered my expectations a lot, but was still disappointed. I said that I would be more than satisfied if "Radio Voltaire" would be half as good as "Picture". In my opinion it isn't half as good as "Picture". But now I realised that it is like saying that you'll be more than satisfied when you get a car that drives half as fast as a McLaren: it's still too fast.
Now that I got past the 'more than satisfied' thing, I am satisfied in the end. It's a good album! :) We'll see where it ends on the 2018 top ten list.

Now playing:
Lunatic Soul - "Under The Fragmented Sky"
What an interesting album!
Of course I already have this one for quite some time, but today I wanted to extract three or four representative songs from the album for some sort of "Best of 2018" playlist. (Yes, I know I am such a geek...)
This might be the darkest sounding album of the year. It's like a moody soundtrack for a Blade Runner kind of movie. That's because there are so many cool synth sounds and even some Asian sounding bits and pieces. It also perfectly fits with my recent discovery of the Synthwave genre. It's very electronic and mostly instrumental. There are only two songs with lyrics. The first one sadly takes me out of the otherwise beautiful instrumental experience. It doesn't really seem to fit there. The second one almost feels like the end credits to a Sci-Fi movie because it's the last song. And above that, it's simply a good song.

Oh, and I ended up with five songs. 8)

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23212 on: Wed, 2018-11-28, 19:22:11 »
About Southern Empire - Civilisation:
Cool! What do you make of this album? I think it's really good! Catchy stuff.
Yeah, nice album indeed. Will have to dig into it more, heard it two times by now.

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That reminds me. Did you hear the new Damanek album? I just checked and it's on Spotify now.
Not yet, couldn't find it. Now I know it's on Spotify, I will definitely give it a listen. Thanks.

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Kino - "Radio Voltaire"
Now that I got past the 'more than satisfied' thing, I am satisfied in the end. It's a good album! :) We'll see where it ends on the 2018 top ten list.
I already embraced the album before 8) ;)

jp: Steve Lukather - Lukather  *horns*
np: Albion - You'll Be Mine (Female fronted prog from Poland with beautiful guitar solos, really like it)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23213 on: Thu, 2018-11-29, 19:01:05 »
jp: Jet Black Sea - The Overview Effect
np: Damian Wilson - Cosmas (Remastered)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23214 on: Fri, 2018-11-30, 19:13:11 »
Damanek - In Flight

Nice, will listen to it again :)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23215 on: Sun, 2018-12-02, 15:42:56 »
Galahad - "Seas Of Change"

There's a lot to like here, I can hear it! But for some reason it simply doesn't click with me. Oh it's so frustrating!! I think I rather focus on music that does click with me... :(

Now listening to:
Roine Stolt - "The Flower King: Manifesto Of An Alchemist" (third listen on Spotify)

Yeah, I like this!
But where would you guys order this on your shelf? Under 'F' for 'Flower Kings', or under 'S' for 'Stolt'? What is it? A Flower Kings album? A Roine Stolt album? A 'Roine Stolt's The Flower King' album? Not sure.
Anyway, it's really good! I'll attend the gig in Zoetermeer (co-headline with Spock's Beard)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23216 on: Mon, 2018-12-03, 19:49:39 »
jp: Frost* - Milliontown
np: Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23217 on: Thu, 2018-12-06, 20:10:13 »
jp: Riverside - Wasteland
np: Flying Colors - Second Nature (Luxe Edition)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23218 on: Fri, 2018-12-07, 20:03:40 »
pp: Wolverine - Machina Viva  *horns*
jp: Soup - Live Cuts  8)
np: Lunatic Soul - Under The Fragmented Sky (nice, but prefer the Riverside albums)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23219 on: Mon, 2018-12-10, 12:16:51 »
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23220 on: Mon, 2018-12-10, 12:21:39 »

Roine Stolt - "The Flower King: Manifesto Of An Alchemist" (third listen on Spotify)

Yeah, I like this!
But where would you guys order this on your shelf? Under 'F' for 'Flower Kings', or under 'S' for 'Stolt'? What is it? A Flower Kings album? A Roine Stolt album? A 'Roine Stolt's The Flower King' album? Not sure.
Anyway, it's really good! I'll attend the gig in Zoetermeer (co-headline with Spock's Beard)

I don't order it at all.
I have too many cd's so each time I get a new one, I keep changing the shelf. Too much work.

Ah... the chaos.  :o ;D
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23221 on: Mon, 2018-12-10, 20:14:13 »
Shadow Gallery - Tyranny  *horns* (Just wow, I always considered 'Carved In Stone' my favourite SG album, but this one is great as well 8))
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23222 on: Thu, 2018-12-13, 12:05:25 »
Yesterday I listened to:
Spock's Beard - "Noise Floor"
This is a really good album. It's very much Spock's Beard. (I think it's much better than "The Oblivion Particle" which felt a bit uneven to me.)
"Noise Floor" has a constant high level, which makes it hard to point out favourites I guess. To me, as an album, it's the best of the three with Ted on vocals.
Last Saturday, I saw them live in De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, along with The Flower Kings. A fantastic experience (although it was a bit too crowded for this introvert).

At the moment I listen to:
Subsignal - "La Muerta"
What a fun album! This is of the same level as "Paraíso" for me. (Time to revisit that one as well!) Is it strange to say that musically they are somewhere between Threshold and It Bites? Oh, and Arno Menses is a really good singer.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23223 on: Thu, 2018-12-13, 19:53:33 »
Subsignal - "La Muerta"
What a fun album! This is of the same level as "Paraíso" for me. (Time to revisit that one as well!) Is it strange to say that musically they are somewhere between Threshold and It Bites? Oh, and Arno Menses is a really good singer.
Yeah, top-3 2018 release for me  *horns* 8). Paraíso is also my favourite Subsignal album, but this one is coming close 8). Good comparison I'd say :D. Really want to see them live one day!

np: Overhead - Haydenspark

Love this album, uplifting and happy music from Finland 8)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23224 on: Fri, 2018-12-14, 06:12:09 »
Argos - "Unidentified Dying Objects"

Second listen today. Yes, had to start early. But starting the day early with Argos is no punishment. This album is a real discovery for me. It might not be the best album of this year (or maybe it is!), but it certainly is the best discovery of a new (to me) band. Soup is a very good second, by the way.