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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23450 on: Sun, 2020-02-02, 17:39:19 »
The Contortionist - Clairvoyant (from the equally named album)

I got the hint to listen to this from my 15yr old son :D
truly demanding and sophisticated music, here....
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23451 on: Sun, 2020-02-02, 21:47:46 »
Steve Thorne - Levelled ~ Emotional Creatures Part 3
Gazpacho - Soyuz
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23452 on: Mon, 2020-02-03, 20:08:05 »
Wolverine - Communication Lost
Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23453 on: Wed, 2020-02-05, 17:04:45 »
The Contortionist - Clairvoyant (from the equally named album)

a got the hint to listen to this from my 15yr old son :D
truly demanding and sophisticated music, here....

I remember that name. So I did a quick search through the forum, and Nicky has them in his pantheon. ;D

Steve Thorne - Levelled ~ Emotional Creatures Part 3

Hmm that's interesting. I think his first and second album are pretty good. Haven't really listened to the rest. It's not on Spotify either.

Now listening to:
Thoughts Factory - "Elements" (Bandcamp page and they're also on Spotify)
A German Progressive Metal band which reminds me a lot of Dream Theater. Some parts even feel a little bit 'plagiarised'. There's also some Threshold in there and I think Haken. Pretty cool!

Before that I was listening to:
Different Light - "Binary Suns (Part 1: Operant Condition)" (Bandcamp page, no Spotify)
Never heard of them before, but apparently they make good Neo-Prog. Makes me think a bit of Pendragon. Check it out!

Both albums were recently released.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23454 on: Wed, 2020-02-05, 19:48:51 »
Frost* - Falling Satellites
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23455 on: Thu, 2020-02-06, 20:14:04 »
Frost* - Falling Satellites

Such a great album! To be honest, when I compare the three albums, I think this one is the most consistent. Of "Milliontown" I play mostly two or three songs and I can't remember when I last played anything of "Experiments In Mass Appeal". That second album didn't really age well.
I just hope we don't have to wait another eight years before a fourth album emerges. They're amazing musicians and I consider Jem Godfrey to be some kind of genius. He and John are a fantastic team.

Just listened to:
Karfagen - "Birds Of Passage" (Bandcamp page and Spotify)
A really nice album. It consists of two big epics (that's of course what this album is all about) and two shorter (and somewhat filler) songs. When I first started listening to this, those two big songs felt a bit like a mixed bag. But after a while I really began to like it. There's a lot of classic prog in there, like Genesis and Yes and there's also Flower Kings and Spock's Beard. Haha a mixed bag indeed, well mixed and a good bag.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23456 on: Sat, 2020-02-08, 01:28:26 »
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23457 on: Sat, 2020-02-08, 01:29:01 »
The Contortionist - Clairvoyant (from the equally named album)

a got the hint to listen to this from my 15yr old son :D
truly demanding and sophisticated music, here....

That's quite heavy  *horns*
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23458 on: Sat, 2020-02-08, 17:36:13 »
Just played:
Different Light - "Binary Suns (Part 1: Operant Condition)" (Bandcamp page, now also on Spotify)

And now playing:
The Script - "Sunsets & Full Moons"
A very short album. It has about the same lenght as a typical Neal Morse epic. There's more adventure to be found on a Neal Morse written epic though.
Still, this is not really bad per se. To be honest I was lured into listening to this by my girlfriend. She is a fan of these guys and she persuaded me to go with her to a concert next month. It's pop. A bit rock-y sometimes, but mostly pop and occassionally even some r*p. :-X
Yet after listening to this half hour of sweet pop goodness for a good month or two I began liking parts of it. Yes, I am enjoying it. I think that (partly) has to do with the fact that this is some sort of concept album. Perhaps I'll do an analysis of the lyrics some time.
Still some homework left to do with their previous albums. Dunno if I can take a full hour of this music, but who knows!

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23459 on: Sat, 2020-02-08, 19:30:43 »
Such a great album! To be honest, when I compare the three albums, I think this one is the most consistent. Of "Milliontown" I play mostly two or three songs and I can't remember when I last played anything of "Experiments In Mass Appeal". That second album didn't really age well.
I just hope we don't have to wait another eight years before a fourth album emerges. They're amazing musicians and I consider Jem Godfrey to be some kind of genius. He and John are a fantastic team.
Well, I still consider 'Milliontown' my favourite Frost* album. I was and am still blown away when I play it. Falling Satellites second and EIMA third.

np: Amaran's Plight - Voice In The Light

I really love this album from 2010. Such a shame the band isn't active again, as fas as I know :-\.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23460 on: Sat, 2020-02-08, 20:55:59 »
Well, I still consider 'Milliontown' my favourite Frost* album. I was and am still blown away when I play it. Falling Satellites second and EIMA third.

I was also blown away by "Milliontown" the first time I heard it. And the second time. And the third... and... and... ;D
Black Light Machine is probably still my favourite song by Frost*. And the title track is pretty cool too! 8) (But it tends to drag on for a little bit too long in my opinion.)

np: Amaran's Plight - Voice In The Light

I really love this album from 2010. Such a shame the band isn't active again, as fas as I know :-\.

Another great album! Good idea! But isn't it from 2007? ;)

Now playing:
Amaran's Plight - "Voice In The Light"

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23461 on: Sat, 2020-02-08, 21:09:01 »
Another great album! Good idea! But isn't it from 2007? ;)
You're right. I was playing it on Spotify, where '2010' was mentioned ::)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23462 on: Sun, 2020-02-09, 21:34:49 »
I just hope we don't have to wait another eight years before a fourth album emerges. They're amazing musicians and I consider Jem Godfrey to be some kind of genius. He and John are a fantastic team.
As far as I know they're busy with a new album. I'm following Frost* on Twitter and Jem is positive about 'Butterbreak Studios', home of 3 more new Frost* songs :).

jp: Kingcrow - The Persistence
np: Blind Ego - Mirror
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23463 on: Mon, 2020-02-10, 19:26:44 »
jp: Kingcrow - Phlegethon
np: Blind Ego - Numb
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23464 on: Wed, 2020-02-12, 16:24:29 »
Now listening to:
Thoughts Factory - "Elements" (Bandcamp page)
I'm really enjoying this album. It has just the right amount of melody that is needed on a Progressive Metal release.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23465 on: Wed, 2020-02-12, 18:00:22 »
Mangala Vallis - "Voices" (Bandcamp page)
First listening. Not bad. I see myself listening to this again. It's in the Symphonic Prog and Neo-Prog camp. It's an Italian band, so I half suspected them to be singing in Italian, but it's English. For similarities bands like Magic Pie come to mind immediately.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23466 on: Wed, 2020-02-12, 19:20:06 »
Mangala Vallis - "Voices" (Bandcamp page)
It's in the Symphonic Prog and Neo-Prog camp. It's an Italian band, so I half suspected them to be singing in Italian, but it's English.
Could be interesting for me, will check it out. I have been listening to three albums from Kingcrow lately (also an Italian band singing English ;)) and Blind Ego. Preparing for the gig I'll be attending in March.

Blind Ego - Liquid
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23467 on: Wed, 2020-02-12, 19:56:08 »
Now playing a Playlist of the best Porcupine Tree songs.
Currently Buying New Soul from Recordings.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23468 on: Wed, 2020-02-12, 20:43:57 »
Could be interesting for me, will check it out. I have been listening to three albums from Kingcrow lately (also an Italian band singing English ;)) and Blind Ego. Preparing for the gig I'll be attending in March.

Blind Ego - Liquid

I listened to a song, I think it was called Burning Alive, and was pleasantly surprised. Sounds like it could do very well on a radio station too. (Reminded me of Kensington.)
I'll make sure to listen to the album once it is released.

Now playing a Playlist of the best Porcupine Tree songs.
Currently Buying New Soul from Recordings.

That's funny, I did exactly the same thing a few days ago. It reminded me of the quality of that band. Not every song is as good as the next, but I think I can say that every song is at least 'pretty nice'.

Now listening to:
Asia - "Silent Nation"
Why is John Payne not back with Asia? I really like this album.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23469 on: Thu, 2020-02-13, 17:40:48 »
Now listening to:
Asia - "Silent Nation"
Why is John Payne not back with Asia? I really like this album.
Asia featuring John Payne released an album in 2018 under the name 'Dukes Of The Orient'. They don't use the name Asia anymore out of respect for John Wetton. Erik Norlander also plays on this album. I own it and it is great 😎🤘.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23470 on: Thu, 2020-02-13, 18:50:35 »
Asia featuring John Payne released an album in 2018 under the name 'Dukes Of The Orient'. They don't use the name Asia anymore out of respect for John Wetton. Erik Norlander also plays on this album. I own it and it is great 😎🤘.

Yeah I know, I have that album (and now that you mention it, I just have to play it). But they're also touring as "Asia Featuring John Payne" (with Frank Klepacki on drums haha).
So they're still using the name of Asia. Also, I think out of anyone John Payne has the rights to use that name. Most Asia albums have him as a singer.
Why are Geoffrey Downes and John not teaming up again? Is it because Geoff's in Yes now? They're not that active either.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23471 on: Fri, 2020-02-14, 19:38:10 »
So they're still using the name of Asia. Also, I think out of anyone John Payne has the rights to use that name. Most Asia albums have him as a singer.
Why are Geoffrey Downes and John not teaming up again? Is it because Geoff's in Yes now? They're not that active either.
Don't know, but this Wikipedia page explains a lot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia_featuring_John_Payne  ;).

np: Blind Ego - Preaching To The Choir

Released today. While I'm waiting for the cd to arrive, I'm listening to it on Spotify. Second spin, more rock than prog I'd say, yet very enjoyable 8).
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23472 on: Sun, 2020-02-16, 20:57:41 »
Don't know, but this Wikipedia page explains a lot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia_featuring_John_Payne  ;).

It explains a lot, but not all.
The 'real' Asia is also active with Billy Sherwood filling Wetton's shoes. No Howe either, so there's no 'classic lineup' anymore. I think Payne comes closest now.
Seems like a 'Yes without Jon' debate now. Sorry. ;D

np: Blind Ego - Preaching To The Choir

Released today. While I'm waiting for the cd to arrive, I'm listening to it on Spotify. Second spin, more rock than prog I'd say, yet very enjoyable 8).

Also listened to it twice now and I think it's very enjoyable.

Now listening to:
Neal Morse Band - "The Great Adventure"

By the way, what happened to the Morsefest dvd/Blu-ray releases? Morsefest 2018 is still gonna get a release or what? The "Jesus Christ - The Exorcist" musical, isn't it?

And what about Morsefest 2019? With Flying Colors and "The Great Adventure"? The only thing I know is that there's going to be a Live in Brno release, but that's no Morsefest.

Ah well, patience is a virtue I guess...

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23473 on: Mon, 2020-02-17, 18:59:52 »
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23474 on: Tue, 2020-02-18, 20:10:57 »
jp:  Blind Ego - Preaching To The Choir
np: Subsignal - Beautiful & Monstrous
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