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Offline Iggy

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23900 on: Tue, 2021-02-09, 18:04:06 »
I was also listening to Transatlantic since last Friday. But something happened that I didn't know could ever happen: I grew tired of this Transatlantic album.
I recognise the quality of this new album(s) and some parts are really catchy. But as a whole, it's a bit too much for me right now, I guess. :)
This means I will leave it to rest for a couple of days. It probably will end up to be a fantastic album for me, eventually.

Have you tried the abridged version? It is very good and quicker to listen to. I am enjoying both versions and as I no longer work I guess I have a lot more time on my hands especially with the current situation.


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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23901 on: Tue, 2021-02-09, 18:23:36 »
Have you tried the abridged version? It is very good and quicker to listen to. I am enjoying both versions and as I no longer work I guess I have a lot more time on my hands especially with the current situation.
Yes, I'm going to try this one also. Two whole albums are a bit too much at the moment, maybe later.

Today:
Bjorn Riis - A Storm Is Coming
Neal Morse - Sola Gratia
Anathema - Hindsight
Riverside - Wasteland
The Pineapple Thief - Versions Of The Truth
Soen - Imperial

np: Tammatoys - Conflicts

Recommended it the magazine iO-pages. This time I'm pleasanty surprised: keyboard oriented prog with beautiful solos. Only the vocals aren't that great, but not bad either. Will certainly play it again!  8)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23902 on: Wed, 2021-02-10, 10:38:28 »
Now playing:
Downes Braide Association - "Halcyon Hymns"

Downes of Asia and Yes.
Very pleasant album! If you like Asia, Yes, 80's Genesis even. Possibly Buggles (wouldn't know, really). Very much recommended to the pop-side lovers of prog! It goes on my list!

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23903 on: Wed, 2021-02-10, 19:16:02 »
Today:
Knight Area - The Sun Also Rises
Kingcrow - The Persistence
Erik Norlander - Stars Rain Down (live cd)
Blind Ego - Preachting To The Choir
Asia - Silent Nation
Soen - Imperial *horns* (I'm addicted to this album, play it almost every day 8))

np: Autumnblaze - Welkin Shores Burning
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23904 on: Thu, 2021-02-11, 18:50:15 »
Today:
Knight Area - Between Two Steps (EP)
Gazpacho - Fireworker
Leprous - Pitfalls
IQ - The Road Of Bones

np: Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe: The Breath Of Life (Abridged Version)

With just over 1 hour better to do than the 2 cd version, but I doubt it will result in purchasing the album ;). Excellent musicianship, as expected, but it doesn't grip me enough ...
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23905 on: Fri, 2021-02-12, 19:38:56 »
Today:
Anathema - Universal
Ayreon - The Final Experiment
Gazpacho - Soyuz
Fischer-Z - This Is My Universe
Soen - Imperial

np: Southern Empire - Civilisation
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23906 on: Sat, 2021-02-13, 19:43:56 »
pp: Pink Floyd - The Division Bell 8)
np: Lunatic Soul - Through Shaded Woods (Probably my favourite LS album, but still I do prefer Riverside ...)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23907 on: Mon, 2021-02-15, 19:32:59 »
Today:
Knight Area - Under A New Sign
Anathema - Judgement
Shadow Gallery - Legacy *horns*
Gazpacho - Firebird
Nolan & Wakeman - The Hound Of The Baskervilles 8)
Soen - Imperial

np: MEER - Playing House
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23908 on: Mon, 2021-02-15, 19:54:46 »
np: MEER - Playing House

Ooooh I played that one too! Love it!
Makes me think of Anathema and Leprous, but mainly because of the male vocals. Musically it's also there, but not as prominent.
Really nice music.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23909 on: Tue, 2021-02-16, 18:28:43 »
Ooooh I played that one too! Love it!
Makes me think of Anathema and Leprous, but mainly because of the male vocals. Musically it's also there, but not as prominent.
Really nice music.
I really liked a number of songs, but not all of them ... Certainly worth a second spin though.

Today:
Lonely Robot - Please Come Home
Soen - Lotus
Soup - Remedies
Knight Area - Realm Of Shadows
Satellite - Nostalgia

np: Tammatoys - Conflicts (Strange name, but the music is excellent. Melodious and beautiful guitar- and keyboardsolos. Will get more airplay 8))
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23910 on: Thu, 2021-02-18, 19:19:33 »
Today:
Knight Area - Rising Signs From The Shadows (live 2cd)
Blind Ego - Liquid
Marillion - Kayleigh (Compilation)
Shadow Gallery - Carved In Stond *horns*

np: Soen - Cognitive
'I will surrender my heart to the sky
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23911 on: Sat, 2021-02-20, 12:22:25 »
After a run now relaxing with:
Gazpacho - Night  8)

Tick Tock is my favourite, but this one is close 2nd.
'I will surrender my heart to the sky
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23912 on: Sat, 2021-02-20, 19:55:16 »
Soen - Tellurian

Second from their 5 releases. Not as good as 'Lykaia', 'Lotus' and 'Imperial', but still quality.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23913 on: Mon, 2021-02-22, 19:05:09 »
Today:
Leprous - Pitfalls
Knight Area - Heaven And Beyond
Mystery - The World Is A Game
Neal Morse - Sola Gratia
The Pineapple Thief - Versions Of The Truth
Soen - Imperial

Now listening to Prog Non Stop #525
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23914 on: Tue, 2021-02-23, 18:33:11 »
Today:
Knight Area - Nine Paths
Camel - Rajaz 8)
Electric Light Orchestra - Eldorado
Soen - Imperial
Kansas - The Prelude Implicit
Toto - The Seventh One
Soen - Lotus

Had my daily dosis of Soen again *horns* ;)

np: Throes Of Dawn - Our Voices Shall Remain

Finnish metal, recommended by a Facebook friend. Great so far I'd say *horns*.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23915 on: Wed, 2021-02-24, 18:55:09 »
Today:
Knight Area - Hyperdrive
Fischer-Z - This Is My Universe
The Reasoning - Dark Angel
The Pineapple Thief - Where We Stood (live cd)
Pendragon - Believe
Camel - A Nod And A Wink
The Buggles - The Age Of Plastic

np: Throes Of Dawn - Our Voices Shall Remain

Rest of the album. I'm impressed. Will listen a few more times, but it may result in purchasing the album *horns*.
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23916 on: Fri, 2021-02-26, 19:30:27 »
Today:
Knight Area - Hyperlive (live cd)
Gazpacho - Fireworker
Soen - Imperial
Sieges Even - Paramount
Steve Thorne - Island Of The Imbeciles
Von Hertzen Brothers - Nine Lives
Steve Lukather - I Found The Sun Again

jp: Joseph Williams - Denizen Tenant
np: Sean Filkins - War and Peace and Other Short Stories
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23917 on: Sat, 2021-02-27, 17:20:22 »
Today:
Knight Area - Hyperlive (live cd)
Gazpacho - Fireworker
Soen - Imperial
Sieges Even - Paramount
Steve Thorne - Island Of The Imbeciles
Von Hertzen Brothers - Nine Lives
Steve Lukather - I Found The Sun Again

jp: Joseph Williams - Denizen Tenant
np: Sean Filkins - War and Peace and Other Short Stories

I still love the Sean Filkins War and Peace and thanks to you guys I am enjoying Imperial from Soen.

This week been listening to alot of Gazpacho (Tick Tock, Fireworker), Pink Floyd (Dark Side, Wish You Were Here, Atom Heart Mother, Final Cut and The Wall), Genesis (Selling England By The Pound, Lamb Lies Down On broadway), Porcupine Tree ( The Incident, Deadwing, Fear Of a Blank Planet and Sky Moves Sideways), Yes (Close to the Edge, Talk, Big Generator and the epic Going For The One) and Transatlantic (both versions of The Absolute Universe) a pretty good week!

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23918 on: Sat, 2021-02-27, 19:46:31 »
I still love the Sean Filkins War and Peace and thanks to you guys I am enjoying Imperial from Soen.

This week been listening to alot of Gazpacho (Tick Tock, Fireworker), Pink Floyd (Dark Side, Wish You Were Here, Atom Heart Mother, Final Cut and The Wall), Genesis (Selling England By The Pound, Lamb Lies Down On broadway), Porcupine Tree ( The Incident, Deadwing, Fear Of a Blank Planet and Sky Moves Sideways), Yes (Close to the Edge, Talk, Big Generator and the epic Going For The One) and Transatlantic (both versions of The Absolute Universe) a pretty good week!
Good choices Iggy. The only band you mention I dislike is Yes. I can only bear 'Owner Of A Lonely heart'. I find the rest nervous and maybe too difficult for me  :-\. Yeah, Soen is being played often here, what an album *horns*.

pp: Steve Lukather - I Found The Sun Again
np: Evergrey - Escape of the Phoenix (also released yesterday, a bit too heavy for my taste ...)
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23919 on: Sun, 2021-02-28, 21:04:40 »
Prog Non Stop #526
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23920 on: Mon, 2021-03-01, 05:29:37 »
JF Steven Wilson - The raven that refused to sing
NP Rik Emmett & Resolution 9 - Res9

Rik Emmett was the guitarist/singer of Triumph, the other famous Canadian power trio not called Rush. Although not a specialist of the band, I reckon that Triumph could be labelled heavy AOR with a few touches of prog on their first albums even if prog fans tend to mock and despise them. I don't and I think that Emmett has a knack to write catchy tunes. On this solo album, he gets some featuring from fellow Canadians James LaBrie and Alex Lifeson. I really enjoy it, some solid melodic (hard) rock where Emmett shines on guitar.

And Iggy and Teunis, I also really like Sean Filkins' War and Peace  *horns*


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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23921 on: Mon, 2021-03-01, 19:34:20 »
Today:
Steve Lukather - I Found The Sun Again
Ayreon - Actual Fantasy
Blind Ego - Preaching To The Choir
Soen - Imperial
Antimatter - Fear Of A Unique Identity
Riverside - Shrine Of New Generation Slaves

np: Caligonaut - Magnified As Giants

This one (Norwegian prog) was recommended at the Airbag Facebook Group because a few Airbag members are playing on it. Well, the music is okay (not spectacular), but I really dislike the vocals. So it was a 'once in a lifetime' experience ;).
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23922 on: Mon, 2021-03-01, 23:39:39 »
Mark Kelly's Marathon

Mark Kelly has been pretty famous with another band starting with an M. I don't know if he put his name upfront for people to recognise him or because there is already a (pretty good!) Dutch band named Marathon. Whatever the reason, the album is worth checking for classic prog ala 80's Marillion fans.

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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23923 on: Tue, 2021-03-02, 18:29:26 »
Today:
Neal Morse - Testimony
IQ - Resistance
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Re: Now Playing Thread
« Reply #23924 on: Wed, 2021-03-03, 18:40:24 »
Today:
Steve Lukather - I Found The Sun Again
Frost* - Falling Satellites
Electric Light Orchestra - Out Of The Blue
Riverside - Out Of Myself
Pendragon - Love Over Fear

np: Downes Braide Association - Halcyon Hymns

Collaboration between Geoff Downes and Chris Braide. More pop than prog, yet very enjoyable.
'I will surrender my heart to the sky
Oh, our love doesn't end here, it lives forever on the wings of time'
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Toto - Wings of time (Kingdom of Desire)