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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23100 on: Sat, 2018-07-28, 11:39:44 »
jp: Gazpacho - Soyuz (Still growing on me).
np: Blind Ego - Liquid  *horns*
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23101 on: Tue, 2018-07-31, 18:50:13 »
jp: Queen - A Night At The Opera
np: Soup - Remedies
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23102 on: Wed, 2018-08-01, 19:52:33 »
jp: IQ - Frequency
np: Soup - The Beauty Of Our Youth
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23103 on: Thu, 2018-08-02, 19:45:56 »
Master Men - From The Moon

It was recommended in the prog magazine iO-pages as an 'Arena alike' band from Poland. Well, just had to hear it of course, on Spotify. I certainly hear touches from Arena and on one track I even heard a bit of Shadowland, but it can't 'stand in the shadow of' Arena. The music is okay, but I don't like the singing. It's not an accent, the English is just fine, but the raw/screamy voice is not my cup of tea. And I miss the solos from John Mitchell :).
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23104 on: Fri, 2018-08-03, 16:24:31 »
NP> The Sea Within - S/T

In 2004 The Flower Kings released the album Adam and Eve.
On this album Daniel Gildenlöw, singer/guiterist of Pain of Salvation who on that time was also a member of The Flower Kings, sang two outstanding songs, A Vampires View and the title track.
The Sea within is basically the same sort of music as what you heard on the album Adam and Eve.
Maybe a bit mixed with the Stolt and Nad Sylvan combo Agents of Mercy, but then of course with better vocals.
I personally don't really like the vocals of Nad Sylvan.

I really like The Sea Within, drums are tight, keyboards colourful, vocals great as ever, guitars functional as we already heard from Stolt in the past and bass as it should be.
Fun thing is, some of the bonus tracks really would've fit between the songs on the album.
Not an album of the year, but close to no. 1. Top three for sure.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23105 on: Fri, 2018-08-03, 18:44:26 »
NP> The Sea Within - S/T
I've heard the album once. I expected it to be not my cup of tea, but I was wrong. Positively surprised, will play it more often.

np: Ayreon - The Source
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23106 on: Sat, 2018-08-04, 15:57:36 »
jp: Mystery - Lies And Butterflies
np Toto - Toto XIV
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23107 on: Mon, 2018-08-06, 19:09:26 »
jp: Knight Area - The Sun Also Rises
np: Soen - Children Of E.L.B.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23108 on: Tue, 2018-08-07, 19:03:30 »
Von Hertzen Brothers - Nine Lives
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23109 on: Wed, 2018-08-08, 11:57:15 »
Listened to:
Arena - "Double Vision"
Out of the last three, this is certainly their best! It's hard to compare with earlier albums, but I'm perfectly fine with them entering a new era when it is this good. I remember Clive talking in an interview about this possibly becoming their 'breakthrough' album. Well, they really deserve to get way more attention than they've had in the past. Paul Manzi is easily one of their strongest trump cards at the moment.

Threshold - "Legends Of The Shires"
I think this is a perfect album!! They mixed the progressive, the metal, and the accessible aspects very well. It also felt natural to play this after "Double Vision". Threshold and Arena share some of the same DNA. Much thanks to Karl and Clive.

Great to see The Sea Within getting some love here. I'm a Roine Stolt fan for sure. But this is more than a Roine project. I can hear the others' influences too.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23110 on: Wed, 2018-08-08, 20:00:18 »
Riverside - Love, Fear And The Time Machine
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23111 on: Thu, 2018-08-09, 19:45:52 »
jp: Mystery - Lies And Butterflies
np: Soup - The Beauty Of Our Youth
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23112 on: Thu, 2018-08-09, 20:50:38 »
Neal Morse - "Sola Scriptura"
Whoaaaaa!! Still blows me away every time. I think it's still my favourite, but really, there's so much good stuff to choose from. "The Similitude..." is also excellent. One of the best double albums I know.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23113 on: Fri, 2018-08-10, 19:41:14 »
Neal Morse - "Sola Scriptura"
Whoaaaaa!! Still blows me away every time. I think it's still my favourite, but really, there's so much good stuff to choose from. "The Similitude..." is also excellent. One of the best double albums I know.
Yeah, Neal rules  8) *horns*

jp: Soup - Remedies
np: Clouds Can - Leave
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23114 on: Sat, 2018-08-11, 19:48:54 »
Galahad - Quiet Storms
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23115 on: Sun, 2018-08-12, 19:00:36 »
Galahad - Quiet Storms
Really like that one, nice mellow “in between” album before the stormier Seas Of Change came.

NP Dukes of the Oriënt  - same. Bummer that the gig in October has been cancelled without a new date  :(

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Downes Braide Association - Suburban Ghosts
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« Reply #23116 on: Mon, 2018-08-13, 20:19:09 »
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23117 on: Wed, 2018-08-15, 18:30:26 »
Really like that one, nice mellow “in between” album before the stormier Seas Of Change came.

"Quiet Storms" is a 'reworkings' album right? With acoustic songs or something?
I've listened to "Seas Of Change" twice, and although I can hear there's something special in there, the penny is only dropping slowly (can I use that phrase in this way?).
But I do like it already more than "Battle Scars" and "Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria". I feel I need to try much harder with this band.

Major Parkinson - "Twilight Cinema"
Every once in a while I revisit this album, when I'm in the mood for it. I still think this is brilliant. It's like a scary circus.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23118 on: Thu, 2018-08-16, 08:43:43 »
"Quiet Storms" is a 'reworkings' album right? With acoustic songs or something?
Yep, it is a reworking of existing tracks and a few new tracks and covers thrown in, not really acoustic (like the earlier “Galahad Acoustic Quintet” album) but mellow reworkings with focus on piano and synths. Very nice indeed.

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I've listened to "Seas Of Change" twice, and although I can hear there's something special in there, the penny is only dropping slowly (can I use that phrase in this way?).
But I do like it already more than "Battle Scars" and "Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria". I feel I need to try much harder with this band.
Do keep trying Paco, because it is a great band that is rather underrated. All three albums you mention are brilliant IMHO, as well as Empires Never Last that preceded and was the album on which they really hit their stride and found a new direction. My personal favourite is Euphoria. Also have Year Zero, Sleepers and the Worlds Collide compilation album.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23119 on: Sat, 2018-08-18, 14:10:52 »
Arena - Double Vision  *horns* 8)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23120 on: Fri, 2018-08-24, 19:21:31 »
Magnum - Lost On The Road To Eternity
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23121 on: Fri, 2018-08-24, 22:05:44 »
Magnum - Lost On The Road To Eternity

Good one!

Just listened to the first disc of Clive Nolan's "Alchemy" again. There are some wonderful melodies on this album.

Also something else I listened to yesterday and again today was Anekdoten. "Until All The Ghosts Are Gone" is really good and I concluded this after just two listens. But I'm sure I'll listen again!

And The Dear Hunter: "All Is As All Should Be". This is also very good. Man, it's unbelievable!

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« Reply #23122 on: Sat, 2018-08-25, 12:24:46 »
Also something else I listened to yesterday and again today was Anekdoten. "Until All The Ghosts Are Gone" is really good...
Read a lot of positive things about this band/album. Will listen to it soon.

np: Bjørn Riis - Forever Comes To An End  8)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23123 on: Sat, 2018-08-25, 19:53:22 »
jp: Anekdoten - Until All The Ghosts Are Gone (Not a 'wow' feeling instantly, but will certainly give it another listen ...)
np: Rocket Scientists - Refuel
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23124 on: Thu, 2018-08-30, 20:57:53 »
NP Tony Banks - Five

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Camel - Moonmadness, Rajaz. Yesterday got to see Camel after all, after the cancellation of the gig in May. It was absolutely brilliant, glad I had the chance to see this great band live for the first time.
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