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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23650 on: Tue, 2020-06-16, 15:53:33 »
This coming Friday Airbag is going to release "A Day At The Beach".
Waaaaaay back I was one of the people who downloaded their EPs for free, before they even released their debut album.
I really liked those EPs. But the album "Identity" was a little bit of a disappointment to me.
After that I think I tried once more, "All Rights Removed" this time. But it never clicked.

With the new album coming up I feel that I need to try again!

So...

Today I listened to:
Airbag - "Identity" (twice)
And Airbag - "All Rights Removed" (third time already)

I think it's finally starting to make sense to me. It's very mellow. Which means I have to be in the mood for mellow.

So I think I'll place it (at least "Identity") somewhere with Pink Floyd (obviously), Porcupine Tree (where they sound like Pink Floyd), Anathema (vocals and guitar), Gazpacho (which is also very mellow), Pineapple Thief (some of the more poppier approaches), Radiohead (also the more upbeat and poppier bits). "All Rights Removed" has all these things and also Marillion and Lunatic Soul/Riverside added to it as well.

I'll keep on listening. ;)
Tomorrow I'll add "The Greatest Show On Earth" to my homework.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23651 on: Tue, 2020-06-16, 19:10:32 »
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This coming Friday Airbag is going to release "A Day At The Beach".
Yeah, looking forward to it, the two published track are tasting for more 8). Funny story, I don't have the problem you mention with Airbag, love them all. A I didn't even know there were EP's before 'Identity' :).

Paralydium - "Worlds Beyond"
Will play it in a moment, after Riverside is finished ... ;). Swedish prog metal rules *horns*. Curious.
Was a bit 'too much' for me I'm afraid .. and the vocals don't appeal to me unfortunately :-\

pp: Wolverine - Machina Viva (Like this Swedish prog metal better 8) *horns*)
jp: Toto - Through The Looking Glass
np: I Am The Manic Whale - Gathering The Waters (No, not really my taste ...)

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23652 on: Tue, 2020-06-16, 21:38:14 »
Yeah, looking forward to it, the two published track are tasting for more 8). Funny story, I don't have the problem you mention with Airbag, love them all. A I didn't even know there were EP's before 'Identity' :).

"Come On In" (2004)
"Sounds That I Hear" (2005)
"Safetree" (2007)

The second and third EPs have songs that were re-released on "Identity". I think the first EP was the one that I liked. I think the songs were different in style than the songs that came after, but I honestly don't know for sure. I guess I was disappointed at first, because the proper album contained songs that were released earlier.
But my memory is very blurry. Anyway, I like what I hear now, so we'll see what it means.

Paralydium - "Worlds Beyond"Was a bit 'too much' for me I'm afraid .. and the vocals don't appeal to me unfortunately :-\

Ah too bad. I think the singer sounds a lot like Eric Gillette, but with a rougher edge. Musically I'd say they sound a lot like Symphony X. I like it a lot actually! But yeah, what can we do...

np: I Am The Manic Whale - Gathering The Waters (No, not really my taste ...)

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23653 on: Wed, 2020-06-17, 19:14:20 »
"Come On In" (2004)
"Sounds That I Hear" (2005)
"Safetree" (2007)
Okay, they're not on Spotify unfortunately.

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Now you're just hurting my feelings! ;D
How are you ever gonna make it up to me?
;D

To get into the mood for Friday I played this afternoon:
Airbag - Disconnected
Bjørn Riis - Coming Home (EP)

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23654 on: Thu, 2020-06-18, 16:40:38 »
Thank you Teunis, for your enthusiasm regarding Airbag!
Yesterday and today I listened extensively to the first three albums by Airbag.
I'm becoming excited for their fifth album release tomorrow!

Still have to listen to their fourth, so now I'm about to listen to:
Airbag - "Disconnected"

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23655 on: Fri, 2020-06-19, 19:42:36 »
Yesterday and today I listened extensively to the first three albums by Airbag.
I'm becoming excited for their fifth album release tomorrow!
Good to read *horns*.

Still have to listen to their fourth, so now I'm about to listen to:
Airbag - "Disconnected"
Needs a few listenings I suppose if this was your first :).

np: Airbag - A Day At The Beach 8)

My local record shop mailed me that the delivery has been delayed. Fortunately it's on Spotify already. Now playing for the second time. A contender for my top-3 of 2020 I think ;) *horns*.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23656 on: Sat, 2020-06-20, 21:49:47 »
Today:
Riverside - Wasteland
Subsignal - Paraíso
John Wetton - Battle Lines
Airbag - A Day At The Beach

np: Airbag - A Day At The Beach (Just love it 8))
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23657 on: Mon, 2020-06-22, 19:55:44 »
jp: Different Light - Binary Suns Part 1 (Operant Condition) 8)
np: Airbag - A Day At The Beach *horns*
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23658 on: Wed, 2020-06-24, 19:09:13 »
jp: Airbag - A Day At The Beach
np: Soup - The Beauty Of Our Youth
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23659 on: Thu, 2020-06-25, 10:05:09 »
Also listened to "A Day At The Beach" the last few days.
I have to say, I like the music of Airbag, but it's very mellow and (to me) it sounds a bit same-ish.
Which means that it's perfect for playing in the background while working. :)
So I'll keep listening.
But when I'm not working I tend to listen to more challenging music.

Just now I was listening to the "Others" EP by Frost* and that's not really working (while working).

I also want to turn everyone's attention to The Opium Cartel with their recent album "Valor".
I'm now listening for (I think) the fifth time or so and liking it very much. I'll give some more details soon.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23660 on: Fri, 2020-06-26, 19:50:51 »
Also listened to "A Day At The Beach" the last few days.
I have to say, I like the music of Airbag, but it's very mellow and (to me) it sounds a bit same-ish.
Which means that it's perfect for playing in the background while working. :)
That 'same-ish' is maybe the case with their previous releases (though I don't find it disturbing, it's relaxing music), I find the new album more versatile. And indeed, it is great background music. But you have to be in the mood for it.

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Just now I was listening to the "Others" EP by Frost* and that's not really working (while working).
I can imagine :). Wasn't impressed by this EP (though I own and love their 3 full albums), but will try it again.

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I also want to turn everyone's attention to The Opium Cartel with their recent album "Valor".
I'm now listening for (I think) the fifth time or so and liking it very much. I'll give some more details soon.
Like 'Bjørn Riis is playing on this album'? :)  Started playing this album and like the music, but as you will know, I'm not fond of 'female vocals' and didn't finish it.

Today:
Airbag - A Day At The Beach
Muse - The Resistance
Alan Reed - Honey On The Razors Edge
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23661 on: Sat, 2020-06-27, 20:32:22 »
jp: Mariusz Duda - Lockdown Spaces (A bit Lunatic Soul alike, ambient but I do prefer Riverside :-\)
np: Toto - Old Is New
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23662 on: Sat, 2020-06-27, 22:48:01 »
jp: Mariusz Duda - Lockdown Spaces (A bit Lunatic Soul alike, ambient but I do prefer Riverside :-\)

I also listened to this one today. Well, what can I say....
It's boring. :-\

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« Reply #23663 on: Sun, 2020-06-28, 12:25:18 »
I also listened to this one today. Well, what can I say....
It's boring. :-\
Indeed, that's the word. I wanted to put it mildly ;).

np: The Pineapple Thief -  Your Wilderness 8)

Looking forward to their new album!
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23664 on: Mon, 2020-06-29, 15:27:57 »
This morning
Kingcrow - The Persistence

And because we're here for our beloved band:
Arena - The Unquiet Sky (hadn't played it for a long time, but a great album this is *horns*)

So busy discovering other bands that we (at least I) forget to play the cd's we love ;)

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jp: The Pineapple Thief - Dissolution
np: Pendragon - Love Over Fear
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23665 on: Mon, 2020-06-29, 20:53:16 »
Overhead - Haydenspark
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23666 on: Tue, 2020-06-30, 18:54:34 »
Course Of Fate - Mindweaver

Read a positive review in iO-Pages and had to check it out on Spotify. Really cool album. I hear a bit of Ayreon and with a little fantasy some Arena ;). Beautiful melodies, solos and harmony vocals. Will play it more often, I'm sure.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23667 on: Tue, 2020-06-30, 22:45:00 »
Course Of Fate - Mindweaver

Read a positive review in iO-Pages and had to check it out on Spotify. Really cool album. I hear a bit of Ayreon and with a little fantasy some Arena ;). Beautiful melodies, solos and harmony vocals. Will play it more often, I'm sure.

Yeah, that one is also on my to do list. Thanks for the reminder! :D

And because we're here for our beloved band:
Arena - The Unquiet Sky (hadn't played it for a long time, but a great album this is *horns*)

So busy discovering other bands that we (at least I) forget to play the cd's we love ;)

That's very true!
Inspired by your post, today I listened to three Yes albums in a row:
"Drama"
"The Ladder"
"Heaven & Earth"

Out of these three "The Ladder" is clearly the best (for me). In fact, it's one of their best albums I think. After a long hard think, I think I rate it a little bit higher than "90251" and thus, effectively their best since "Going For The One". And even that album has to watch his back. A bold statement, I know. 8)

Also listened to quite a few Synthwave (or New Retro Wave) bands, but I won't bore you with my guilty pleasures.

Oh, and Steven Wilson's "To The Bone".
Also went really well, that one.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23668 on: Wed, 2020-07-01, 19:13:57 »
Yeah, that one is also on my to do list. Thanks for the reminder! :D
You're welcome :)

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That's very true!
Inspired by your post, today I listened to three Yes albums in a row:
Glad I could help ;).

np: Different Light - The Burden Of Paradise

Almost as good as 'Binary Suns ...'. Beautiful melodies, love this music. Discovery of 2020 so far for me 8).
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23669 on: Thu, 2020-07-02, 19:12:00 »
Course Of Fate - Mindweaver

Second time that I play this album, excellent stuff 8).
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23670 on: Fri, 2020-07-03, 19:23:10 »
Riverside - Second Life Syndrome *horns*
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23671 on: Sat, 2020-07-04, 20:11:37 »
Today:
Airbag - A Day At The Beach 8)
Toto - Turn Back *horns*

jp: Days Between Stations - Days Between Stations

Debut album, which is instrumental. Prefer their second album 'In Extremis', which is great! Looking forward to the upcoming album, which will be released in September. Will be an expensive month, also The Pineapple Thief and Gazpacho's new releases are scheduled for September :).

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« Reply #23672 on: Sun, 2020-07-05, 20:58:25 »
This afternoon:
Days Between Stations - In Extremis

The anticipation ... great album and from the one song I've heard from the upcoming release I expect nothing else for the new one called 'Giant' 8).

Now listening to Dollhouse Rock Radio.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23673 on: Mon, 2020-07-06, 11:38:11 »
Yesterday and this morning, I was listening to:
Lazuli - "Le Fantastique Envol De Dieter Böhm"

Of course, I've heard of Lazuli before, but never listened to the band. This album (which came out earlier this year) is really nice! Thanks to the language I place it in the same field as JPL (of Nemo). But that's probably a very blunt statement. I don't listen to many French albums. Anyone else?

This afternoon:
Days Between Stations - In Extremis

The anticipation ... great album and from the one song I've heard from the upcoming release I expect nothing else for the new one called 'Giant' 8).

I wanted to check out "In Extremis" because you mention Days Between Stations every now and then, but unfortunately they're not on Spotify...
Hopefully the new album will.

Now listening to:
Fish - "13th Star"
Friday, his last album will be released (hopefully... as it has been postponed before) and I really need to get into his albums more.

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« Reply #23674 on: Mon, 2020-07-06, 19:01:44 »
Of course, I've heard of Lazuli before, but never listened to the band. This album (which came out earlier this year) is really nice! Thanks to the language I place it in the same field as JPL (of Nemo). But that's probably a very blunt statement. I don't listen to many French albums. Anyone else?
No, I've tried Lazuli but I find the French language disturbing :-\. Strange enough I do like German prog (Traumhaus), but maybe that's not so strange: almost all of my holidays go to ... Germany ;).

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I wanted to check out "In Extremis" because you mention Days Between Stations every now and then, but unfortunately they're not on Spotify...
Hopefully the new album will.
They're on Spotify, but only the s/t debut is listed. I've checked YT. I think most of the tracks, if not all, are present if you search for 'Days Between Stations In Extremis'. 'Eggshell Man' is my favourite, the keyboard solo always gives me goosebumps 8).

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