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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23325 on: Tue, 2019-04-30, 19:25:59 »
Kingcrow - In Crescendo (2013)

This tastes for more. Their music reminds me of the Swedish band 'Wolverine'. Especially their most recent release 'The Persistence', but the album I'm currently playing is also *horns*.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23326 on: Wed, 2019-05-01, 19:54:11 »
Bjørn Riis - A Storm Is Coming

To be released on Friday 3rd May, but already on Progstreaming.nl. Second spin, if you like his other albums, both solo and Airbag, you will certainly dig it!
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23327 on: Fri, 2019-05-03, 19:48:54 »
OK, cool! I have to be honest with you now. Vocals might put you off at first. Especially with Cheeto's Magazine, since they add a lot of over the top 'funny'/crazy voices. But their normal voices are OK.
jp: Cheeto's Magazine - Amazingous

Exactly like you said. Really great and fun music, but the funny/crazy voices are weird. Will get another spin.

np: Bjørn Riis - A Storm Is Coming

Nothing new under the sun, great anyway 8) ;)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23328 on: Sat, 2019-05-04, 13:21:00 »
PH, erik, Teunis,

you are really the few that remain regular posters. I believe we have regular visitors, silent readers, but as this forum is not part of Facebook/Instagram/..., and also not available as an app, it's gotten quite lonely in here somehow. "Now playing" web sites are there, but I find our forum much nicer, although I don't post much.

Lives go different directions, interests diverge, and last not least: People are lazy :) Including me. But I also actively reduced my consumption of internet, also I rarely find time to "really" listen to music, like in an album fashion. Many excuses and explanations, just my 2 cents, though.


By the way, this thread has more than 2 million views :)
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« Reply #23329 on: Sat, 2019-05-04, 19:15:35 »
Lives go different directions, interests diverge, and last not least: People are lazy :) Including me. But I also actively reduced my consumption of internet, also I rarely find time to "really" listen to music, like in an album fashion. Many excuses and explanations, just my 2 cents, though.
Fair enough, it's the way it goes for many people.

By the way, this thread has more than 2 million views :)
Yay for that *horns*. Oops, wrong thread ;).

np: Pink Floyd - The Final Cut (2011 Remastered Version)

Really fell in love with this album when the Pink Floyd cover band 'Infloyd' played the entire album at a gig 8).
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23330 on: Sun, 2019-05-05, 21:22:32 »
jp: T - Solipsystemology (Trying after reading positive reviews, but two tracks before the end of the album I had heard enough).
np: Kayak - Seventeen (In exactly one week I'll be seeing them live, preparing ... 8).
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23331 on: Mon, 2019-05-06, 19:28:35 »
jp: Bjørn Riis - A Storm Is Coming (Nothing new, very recognisable yet a great album again 8)).
np: A.C.T. - Rebirth (Reminds me of Moon Safari, happy music. Like it :)).
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23332 on: Wed, 2019-05-08, 19:19:57 »
jp: Lonely Robot - Under Stars
np: Camel - Mirage
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23333 on: Thu, 2019-05-09, 00:28:13 »
Our opinons [about Ascending From Ashes] seem to differ ;). Nice and fresh music, would maybe even buy it without those screams. IMO too much, don't like that and more often playing the album wouldn't make a difference. Such a shame, it doesn't add to the feeling of the music as far as I'm concerned. One down, two to go ;D.

Fair enough. I can imagine the screams being too much.
By the way, you don't have to buy it. You can get their album for free when you follow them on Facebook, Spotify, Instagram and YouTube. They'll send you a copy. Teunis, you're probably not interested, but someone else reading this might be!

Try 'The Persistence' [by Kingcrow]. Played it about 4 times by now. Not really a fan, just checking it out after reading a raving review. But it a good sign that I keep on playing it  *horns*. Will dig into their back catalogue as well.

Yes, you were right. It deserves a listen! I listened to it and was not bored. I'll listen to it again soon!

Bjørn Riis - A Storm Is Coming

To be released on Friday 3rd May, but already on Progstreaming.nl. Second spin, if you like his other albums, both solo and Airbag, you will certainly dig it!

I remember Airbag being a new band way back in 2007. They released a demo EP album for free download then. It was quite popular and then they started releasing actual albums. Their first album was pretty nice, but to me it was a little bit of a let down after the promising demo EP. Every album after that got pretty good reviews, but I never had the same connection with them. Perhaps now is the time for change. This album goes on my 'discovery list'.
By the way, please Teunis, tell me, what exactly am I looking at in the album cover artwork? It's as if he's holding his buttocks... Or it might be my dirty mind...

jp: Cheeto's Magazine - Amazingous

Exactly like you said. Really great and fun music, but the funny/crazy voices are weird. Will get another spin.

Cool! Yeah, it's something special. However you look at it.

"Now playing" web sites are there, but I find our forum much nicer, although I don't post much.

The difference between Facebook and this forum is depth. Social media is fast and shallow. On this forum we can discuss in depth and share our views.

Lives go different directions, interests diverge, and last not least: People are lazy :) Including me. But I also actively reduced my consumption of internet, also I rarely find time to "really" listen to music, like in an album fashion. Many excuses and explanations, just my 2 cents, though.

Yeah, that's true.

By the way, this thread has more than 2 million views :)

Cool!

np: Kayak - Seventeen (In exactly one week I'll be seeing them live, preparing ... 8).
Nice! I think that album is pretty good actually! I was pleasantly surprised. Are you a Kayak fan Teunis? I don't seem to remember you mentioning them a lot.

np: A.C.T. - Rebirth (Reminds me of Moon Safari, happy music. Like it :)).

Ah cool! Haven't you heard any A.C.T albums prior to this one? If you like it, you should really check out their masterpiece "Last Epic" (2003) or their most accessible album "Silence" (2006). Their most recent proper studio album is "Circus Pandemonium" (2014), but that might have a bit too much metal elements for you. Not sure. It's not on Spotify anyway.
The "Rebirth" EP strangely sounds most like their first two albums though ("Today's Report" and "Imaginary Friends"). Good stuff!


Now listening to:
Chester Desmond - "Stay"
An A.C.T side project. Sounds a lot like A.C.T but more straight forward Pop/Rock and less theatrical music. Very good!! I'm really surprised and excited about it!

Also listened to:
Joey Frevola - "Gone"
I think I mentioned this before. This album has a lot of different elements, so many people will probably like it. Sometimes it reminds me of Neal Morse's music. And Dream Theater. But also Haken and Devin Townsend. And there's still room for something like Frost* and Moon Safari or The Flower Kings. It's a concept album. I haven't really gotten into the story yet, but the music is verrrrrrry good!

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23334 on: Thu, 2019-05-09, 18:25:32 »
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23335 on: Thu, 2019-05-09, 21:53:49 »
Yes, you were right. It deserves a listen! I listened to it and was not bored. I'll listen to it again soon!
Kingcrow rules indeed :).

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By the way, please Teunis, tell me, what exactly am I looking at in the album cover artwork? It's as if he's holding his buttocks... Or it might be my dirty mind...
Well, now you say it ;D. Don't have a clue what it is. Frankly speaking I'm not a cover watcher at all. It's all about the music for me ;). And I love all the Airbag and Bjørn Riis solo albums 8).

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Nice! I think that album is pretty good actually! I was pleasantly surprised. Are you a Kayak fan Teunis? I don't seem to remember you mentioning them a lot.
Definitely a good album! Kayak is one of my favourite Dutch prog bands. Not on the same level as e.g. Toto, Arena, IQ, Subsignal, but I consider myself a fan, though I don't own that many albums. When they're playing close to me, like Sunday in Zwolle, I'm attending the gig.

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Ah cool! Haven't you heard any A.C.T albums prior to this one? If you like it, you should really check out their masterpiece "Last Epic" (2003) or their most accessible album "Silence" (2006). Their most recent proper studio album is "Circus Pandemonium" (2014), but that might have a bit too much metal elements for you. Not sure. It's not on Spotify anyway.
No, it was my first A.C.T. experience. I'll check 'Last Epic' and 'Silence' out, thanks!

jp: Asia - Astra
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23336 on: Fri, 2019-05-10, 19:13:16 »
Kayak is one of my favourite Dutch prog bands. Not on the same level as e.g. Toto, Arena, IQ, Subsignal, but I consider myself a fan, though I don't own that many albums.
Great band, last year I bought the big 21 disc Journey Through Time box with all their albums (except “17”). I did not have any Kayak albums except Phantom Of The Night on vinyl and these box sets tend to sell out fast. Will also get 17 in due course.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23337 on: Sat, 2019-05-11, 18:56:16 »
No, it was my first A.C.T. experience. I'll check 'Last Epic' and 'Silence' out, thanks!

Have fun!

I listened to some new releases again:

Arch/Matheos - "Winter Ethereal"
Nice. Can't say I'm blown away, but it's good. It's on my list, so I'll keep them in mind. I really like Matheos' stuff on the OSI albums. Never really been a Fates Warning fan though. So I don't know much about their history. John Arch's voice is a bit too much of an 80's Heavy Metal voice for my liking. Perhaps it will grow on me.

Gong - "The Universe Also Collapses"
First few minutes of the first song bored me a lot. But then, after a while, I came to appreciate it. Not sure what to think of it though. They're of course influential since the 70's so I had to give them a chance. I'll probably listen to them again.

Alber Jupiter - "We Are Just Floating In Space"
Some sort of psychedelic rock. This kind of music always reminds me a bit of Hidria Spacefolk. Very punchy music. Not bad, actually. But in this kind of music it's hard to differentiate from all the other bands in the genre.

Arch Echo - "You Won't Believe What Happens Next!"
Instrumental Progressive Metal. Nice if you like that kind of stuff. I'm totally not in the mood for this right now, so it's probably not fair to listen to them at this moment. They know how to play their instruments, so it's all pretty technical. But it doesn't hit me in any way.

Handwrist - "Pilgrimage"
Also instrumental. From Portugal. I like this! It has a pastoral sound to it, which I always like.

Huis - "Abandoned"
I'm definitely listening to this more often. Both previous albums were pretty good! Especially recommended to Arena fans (of the 1995-1998 era).

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23338 on: Sat, 2019-05-11, 19:36:58 »
Will also get 17 in due course.
May but it tomorrow after the gig :).

Huis - "Abandoned"
I'm definitely listening to this more often. Both previous albums were pretty good! Especially recommended to Arena fans (of the 1995-1998 era).
Currently listening to it on Spotify. Sounding great, will be on my 'to buy' list. I own the previous two albums.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23339 on: Sat, 2019-05-11, 22:05:54 »
Currently listening to it on Spotify. Sounding great, will be on my 'to buy' list. I own the previous two albums.

Yeah me too. I'm now listening for the second time. In my previous post I recommended it to Arena fans of the "Songs...", "Pride" and "The Visitor" era. That's because on Huis' first album (especially) it reminded me a lot of that period, also because of the singer who sounded a bit like John Carson. But now it occurs to me that he also sounds a lot like Paul Manzi at times as well. They must have listened a lot to Arena I guess. Good stuff!

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« Reply #23340 on: Mon, 2019-05-13, 20:39:41 »
Yeah me too. I'm now listening for the second time. In my previous post I recommended it to Arena fans of the "Songs...", "Pride" and "The Visitor" era. That's because on Huis' first album (especially) it reminded me a lot of that period, also because of the singer who sounded a bit like John Carson. But now it occurs to me that he also sounds a lot like Paul Manzi at times as well. They must have listened a lot to Arena I guess. Good stuff!
Yeah, in this Dutch interview: https://www.rockportaal.nl/huis-abandoned/ Huis is compared with e.g. Arena, Knight Area and Unitopia. Great stuff indeed.

jp: Leprous - Malina (Today a gig @ Hedon Zwolle on 2nd November was announced, so I just had to hear this band 8). Me happy.)
np: RPWL - Tales From Outer Space (Another beautiful 2019 release *horns*)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23341 on: Tue, 2019-05-14, 19:08:42 »
Huis - Abandoned
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« Reply #23342 on: Wed, 2019-05-15, 18:38:44 »
The Reasoning - Dark Angel
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« Reply #23343 on: Fri, 2019-05-17, 20:23:54 »
jp: Kingcrow - Phlegethon
np: Bjørn Riis - Coming Home
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« Reply #23344 on: Sat, 2019-05-18, 22:32:01 »
jp: Wilson & Wakeman - Stripped
np: Antimatter - The Judas Table
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« Reply #23345 on: Sun, 2019-05-19, 21:52:51 »
Soup - Children Of E.L.B.
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« Reply #23346 on: Mon, 2019-05-20, 20:24:32 »
jp: Arena - Double Vision 8)
np: Riverside - Eye Of The Soundscape
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« Reply #23347 on: Sat, 2019-05-25, 20:07:24 »
jp: Big Big Train - Grand Tour
np: Leprous - The Congregation
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« Reply #23348 on: Mon, 2019-05-27, 20:19:03 »
jp: Lonely Robot - Under Stars
np: Teramaze - Her Halo
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« Reply #23349 on: Tue, 2019-05-28, 19:17:40 »
jp: Blind Ego - Liquid (an excellent album *horns*)
np: Airbag - The Greatest Show On Earth 8)
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