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Re: Progstreaming
« Reply #350 on: Fri, 2016-12-30, 14:33:10 »
It's rather odd for me to see those Swedish names and words with the vocals without mutations (like umlaut), i.a. å as a, ä as a, and ö as o; it's like writing: Hoppu Naw Your!  ;D
I would have typed them if only Progstreaming would write the names and titles in the right way ;).
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Re: Progstreaming
« Reply #351 on: Fri, 2016-12-30, 15:39:44 »
These special characters are probably on your Swedish/Norwegian/Danish keyboards, but we Dutchies don't have it. I've heard Kaipa DaCapo a few months back and liked it! Roine Stolt on guitars!!!

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Re: Progstreaming
« Reply #352 on: Thu, 2017-01-12, 11:35:59 »
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Re: Progstreaming
« Reply #353 on: Fri, 2017-01-13, 20:07:29 »
New on http://progstreaming.com/extended/:
Magnum - The Valley Of Tears
Rick Wakeman - Piano Portraits
Pain Of Salvation - In The Passing Light Of Day (released today)
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Re: Progstreaming
« Reply #354 on: Sun, 2017-02-12, 21:48:36 »
New on http://www.progstreaming.nl/:
Knight Area - Heaven And Beyond (also on Spotify)
Blackfield - V

New on http://progstreaming.com/extended/:
Elbow - Little Frictions
Soen - Lykaia (new discovery from me)
Marillion - Marbles In The Park

and many more ...
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Re: Progstreaming
« Reply #355 on: Sun, 2017-03-05, 21:55:55 »
new on http://www.progstreaming.nl/:
Franck Carducci Band - Tearing The Tour Apart

new on http://progstreaming.com/extended/:
Disperse - Foreword
Haken - Aquarius (Reissue 2017)
Haken - Visions (Reissue 2017)
Edenbridge - The Great Momentum
Grails - Chalice Hymnal
Tim Bowness - Lost In The Ghost Light
The Mute Gods - Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth
O.R.K. - Soul Of An Octopus
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Re: Progstreaming
« Reply #356 on: Sat, 2017-04-01, 10:23:48 »
new on http://metalstreaming.net:
Mastodon - Emperor Of Sand
Beyond The Labyrinth - The Act Of Resilience

... and many more. Only mentioned the bands I know by name. As I'm not the biggest metalhead over here, have a look @ the site if you're curious ;).

http://www.progstreaming.nl/:
Magic Pie - Circus Of Life
Magic Pie - The Suffering Joy
Retrospective - Re Search

http://progstreaming.com/extended/:
Alan Reed - Honey On The Razor's Edge
Jethro Tull - The String Quartets
Steve Hackett - The Night Siren
White Willow - Future Hopes
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Re: Progstreaming
« Reply #357 on: Fri, 2017-04-07, 19:38:03 »
New on http://metalstreaming.net/:
Deep Purple - InFinite

New on http://www.progstreaming.nl/:
Carptree - Emerger

New on http://progstreaming.com/extended/:
Mostly Autumn - Sight Of Day
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Re: Progstreaming
« Reply #358 on: Sun, 2017-04-30, 21:40:18 »
New on http://www.progstreaming.nl/:
Isildurs Bane And Steve Hogarth - Colours Not Found In Nature
Klone - Unplugged
Mayra Orchestra - Oracle
Ayreon - The Source

New on http://progstreaming.com/extended/:
Procul Harum - Novum
Lonely Robot - The Big Dream
Big Big Train - Grimspound

New on http://metalstreaming.net/:
Richie Kotzen - Salting Earth
Labyrinth - Architecture Of A God

... and many more ...
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Re: Progstreaming
« Reply #359 on: Tue, 2017-05-09, 19:05:47 »
New on http://metalstreaming.net/:
Pyramaze - Contingent
Between The Buried And Me - Coma Ecliptic Live
Distillator - Summoning The Malicious

http://www.progstreaming.nl/:
Miserium - Ascension
Karda Estra - Infernal Spheres
Monkey Diet - Inner Gobi
Kamya - Soma
Mobius Strip - Mobius Strip

http://allstreaming.nl/
Blondie - Pollinator
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Re: Progstreaming
« Reply #360 on: Fri, 2017-05-19, 19:10:42 »
New on http://www.progstreaming.nl/:
Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes To An End (Listened to this one online, it's a great second album from the guitarist of the Norwegian band 'Airbag').
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Re: Progstreaming
« Reply #361 on: Sun, 2018-06-10, 15:26:05 »
Time to revive this thread!

The latest albums to listen to are:

Progstreaming:

- Jack O' The Clock - "Repetitions Of The Old City II"
I heard of this band quite a few times and I remember trying out some of their music, but nothing stuck. Apparently this is a sequel to their 2016 release. The violins, banjos, flutes and other interesting instruments are giving it a folk sound. It makes me think of Jethro Tull in places (because of the vocals). Of course I'm only quickly skipping through the songs for the purpose of this thread, but I can definitely see myself listening to this! It goes into my playlist in any case.

- Fuchs - "Station Songs"
Hans-Jürgen Fuchs is a German multi-instrumentalist and the husband of Ines Fuchs (Ines has her own Neo-Prog band). First song (The Invisible Man) has a Supper's Ready section in the middle. Kind of a rip off, but a real nice one at that. Nice keyboard sounds. It has a Neo-Prog vibe to it. Obviously their main reference is Genesis. I think it's somewhere between Barock Project or Big Big Train. Some very nice melodies and Tony Banks-y chords. Not bad at all!

- Armonite - "And The Stars Above"
A mostly instrumental band with some classical influences. Some of the nice bass parts are played by the immediately recognizable Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree). But apart from that, there's not really a PT influence. It's pretty bombastic and ambitious. And it might be a bit too much for someone who prefers vocals alongside the music. Try for yourself. I think it's pretty cool.

- Subsignal - "La Muerta"
Well, what can I say. I don't think this needs an introduction. Catchy stuff again! I already ordered the CD. When I was listening to this I liked it instantly, which was not the case with their previous album. But it WAS the case with "Paraíso". I think this album is a return to form. You just can't ignore this album.

- Lunatic Soul - "Under The Fragmented Sky"
Typically Lunatic Soul. What a strange way to start the album. The repetitive structure of many of these songs is very mesmerizing. I think I like this better than "Fractured". But to be honest, I haven't listened a lot to that one. This album is more like the first two albums.

- Homunculus Res - "Della Stessa Sostanza Dei Sogni"
If you're allergic to Italian Prog, the title of this album might make you nauseous. But this is not typical RPI. It's more reminiscent of the Canterbury scene. It does have Italian lyrics though. I think it's pretty charming music. If they told me this was written and recorded in the 70's, I would believe it immediately.

- Gazpacho - "Soyuz"
And then there's the new Gazpacho. Again, this needs no introduction. Everybody knows that you cannot judge an album of this band after less than five listens. So I won't. It does sound like Gazpacho again. Nothing really changed in ten years. I have this on CD and it's my intention to really enjoy it in the future. Not yet though.

That's enough for now, concerning Progstreaming. (There's also Feronia, AElementi, Marygold, Monnalisa, Arcaprogjet and a lot more!)

Because I also want to tell something about Progstreaming Extended (for Spotify/Apple Music/Deezer users):

- Spock's Beard - "Noise Floor"
I was listening to this yesterday, and was surprised. The band said this album would be more straight forward. Fans and critics were either praising or loathing the new direction. But I don't hear it. It's again very decent Spock's prog. Opener To Breathe Another Day kicks in very convincingly. I think they keep this momentum for the rest of the album. I never really got into "The Oblivion Particle", which I found to be a bit of a mixed bag. This on the other hand, is probably the best Spock's Beard album with Ted Leonard. I was really surprised by So This Is Life, which sounds like ELO, complete with the vocoder, the string section, the harmony vocals and the "this is over" lyrics. Ted does his best Jeff Lynne impression. Love it.

- Arena - "Double Vision"
Yup, it's there. So if anyone still hasn't heard it: it's there. But seriously, you haven't heard it? It's awesome!!!

- TumbleTown - "Never Too Late"
Ok, so I guess it's never too late (haha... :-\) to discover a new band, right? A Dutch band that screams Neo-Prog. The keyboard player is Erik Laan (Silhouette) and he has some nice sounds in his toolbox. Other participants are members of Seven Day Hunt. I can't help it, but the vocals feel a bit misplaced. This album is not bad, but I don't think I'll push myself to listen more to this.

Another mention for a band on Progstreaming Access (and then I'll promise to stop)

- Colouratura - "Unfamiliar Skies"
If anyone is into Canterbury Scene, then you should check this out. This is very relaxing and takes me back more than a few years. There's a lot of jazz and psychedelic in the package as well. The singer reminds me of Richard Sinclair (Caravan). But it's mostly instrumental anyways. The mixing gives it a real Retro-prog sound which is nice if you're into that. Vesuvian Tidepools is a nice instrumental song! There's a lot to like! I wonder what you guys make of it.

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Re: Progstreaming
« Reply #362 on: Mon, 2018-06-11, 19:28:55 »
Quote from: PH
Time to revive this thread!
Wow, impressed. Great post *horns*

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- Subsignal - "La Muerta"
Well, what can I say. I don't think this needs an introduction. Catchy stuff again! I already ordered the CD. When I was listening to this I liked it instantly, which was not the case with their previous album. But it WAS the case with "Paraíso". I think this album is a return to form. You just can't ignore this album.
Totally agree. 'The Beacons Of Somewhere Sometime' was not bad, but I liked 'Paraiso' much more. 'La Muerta' is more gripping and melodious. Great album 8).

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- Lunatic Soul - "Under The Fragmented Sky"
Typically Lunatic Soul. What a strange way to start the album. The repetitive structure of many of these songs is very mesmerizing. I think I like this better than "Fractured". But to be honest, I haven't listened a lot to that one. This album is more like the first two albums.
Do agree again. Just played it for the second time and enjoyed it much more than the previous album. But IMO it can't 'stand in the shadow' (don't know if this is know in English ;)) of Riverside.

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- Gazpacho - "Soyuz"
And then there's the new Gazpacho. Again, this needs no introduction. Everybody knows that you cannot judge an album of this band after less than five listens. So I won't. It does sound like Gazpacho again. Nothing really changed in ten years. I have this on CD and it's my intention to really enjoy it in the future. Not yet though.
Same feeling (again). Played it several times, but it doesn't seem to click (yet). Milestones away from my favourite 'Tick Tock' :)

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- Arena - "Double Vision"
Yup, it's there. So if anyone still hasn't heard it: it's there. But seriously, you haven't heard it? It's awesome!!!
Yeah, probably in my top-1 this year *horns*  ;)
'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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