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anyone know of some good funky prog rock break records?

Vitalski, Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've broken plenty of prog rock records.

Sasha (sgh), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

more along the lines of drum heavy stuff as opposed to the pastoral mellotron soaked epic gnome and wizard shit

Vitalski, Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

there is no "gnome and wizard" shit in the genre to the best of my knowledge.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

But Pash, most people think prog = Rick Wakeman.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

for "gnome and wizard" shit, seek any record w/vocals by ronnie james dio.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yes ned, but I can't remember any of rick wakeman's rekkids featuing "gnome and wizard" shit. I mean they were pretty terrible, but pretty devoid of any s&s cack.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

not interested in gnome and wizard shit.. more funky hard drum stuff

Vitalski, Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ALAN PARSONS HAS ROBOTS ROBOTS ARE COOL WITH THE DRUMMING

Sasha (sgh), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Dig :-)

Roger in Mokum (Roger T), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Check Magma's Attahk for lots of funky hard drum stuff.

dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Damnit, does anyone know what the name of the dude who does hip-hop instrumental albums with fantasy themes is? I think it's a LotR name. My joke has been foiled by my crappy memory.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Anyway, just buy Endtroducing and The Inner-Mounting Flame and you'll be fine.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

billy cobham - "spectrum"

not really prog, more jazz-fusion

steeve mcqueen (steeve mcqueen), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Cobham plays some samplable beats on the Mahavishnu albums too.

dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Speed up "Peel the Paint" from Gentle Giant's Three Friends albums -- works for me...

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Cobham plays some samplable beats on the Mahavishnu albums too.

He certainly plays a lot of beats on those albums, ha ha.

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, FUCKING sampleable. Why has there never been a Mahavishnu remix album? (answer: because it would probably be done by Bill Laswell)

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Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

well there are some ok ones to use for breaks too (I'm thinking now of his breaks in "Miles Ahead")

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dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

There is a tune on Lost Trident Sessions where he is playing straight-up jungle in like '74, for real. He already tuned his drums way up and was playing James Brown beats at over twice the speed, so there you go.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

See also the Italian band Area. They were known to spontaneously break into funk jams, like on the end of "La mela di Odessa".

I've always wished someone would sample Bill Bruford's china-boy extravaganza on "One More Red Nightmare".

dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Atomic Rooster? Iron Butterfly?

dog latin (dog latin), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

dude who does hip-hop instrumental albums with fantasy themes = DJ Frane maybe?

superultramega (superultramarinated), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 15:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Nah, it was a one word name, starts with an E maybe? I just saw a few of them in the record store once and laughed.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 15:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

see also: gong (hands down the most 'fun' of all prog bands)

and the devi influenced tracks by brian auger's oblivian express.

mike bott, Tuesday, 18 May 2004 16:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Don't front on Wakeman. He OWNED when Yes played MSG last Thursday night. Their fans, however (myself not included), are the topic for another thread...

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 16:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the lotr breaks fella is:

http://www.suckadelic.com/main.html

I have the lotr one, which is only a little bit funny, unfortunately...

Conor (Conor), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 17:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

No, it wasn't that! Argh, this is going to kill me.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 17:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Btw, I have Mahavishnu Remixed playing in my head now, it's great.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 17:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, if you can find it, Igor Wakhevitch's "Materia Prima" starts out with the slowest, dirtiest beat ever - played by some French guy! Would have made early Funkadelic proud.

dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 17:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Jay Vee - tell us more! How was the show?

Broheems (diamond), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 17:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Weeeell: They played almost 3 hours. Steve Howe was on fire, Anderson sounded great and Wakeman was -- as I said -- OWNING. Squire was good for the first half of the set then played amazingly during the second and White, as always, did his job. The most amazing thing was at the very end of "And You And I" , during Howe's guitar line that leads into Anderson's closing verse, the entire place got up and gave Howe (+ the band) a 5 minute standing ovation. Howe seemed pissed he wasn't allowed to finish the song, though, which I thought was strange. The rest of the band seemed totally awed and teary eyed. It was incredible.
Then they did an "unplugged" set that included an acoustic version of "Owner Of A Lonely Heart'. They ended the evening with two encores: "Soon" and then -- past the MSG curfew of 11:00 and into hefty NY Union Workers' Overtime territory (I heard something like $25,000 an hour?!?) - they did "Starship Trooper".
Some of the songs I remember losing it over they sounded so luvverly:

South Side Of the Sky
Going For The One
Ritual (!!)
OOALH
Long Distance Runaround
Soon

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 17:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Did they play Heart of the Sunrise!?

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think they did. No, I would've remembered since it's one of my faves.

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Wow, that sounds awesome. I guess they've been opening with "Going For the One", eh? I really should have went to the show here. One the only favorite bands of my youth that I still haven't seen.

Broheems (diamond), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they opened with GFTO. Oh - and the Wakeman/Howe tradeoffs at the end of SSOTS were fire. I recommend catching these guys on this tour if you enjoy them. They're mainly staying away from the bulk of merde they put out in the early-mid '90s and sticking to lots of seldom-played classics. Including 1st and 2nd album stuff. Still no Drama material, though.

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Starship Trooper encore! Favorite song ever.

57 7th (calstars), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh -- and Wakeman/Anderson did a lovely version of "The Meeting" from the otherwise terrible Anderson/Bruford/Wzzzzzzz... album

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I kind of regret missing the show.

Vitalski: It's an obvious answer but do you have Yes' Fragile? The second side is a goldmine. Side 2 opens with the first drum and bass track evah! Also check out the intro to "Heart of the Sunrise" and "The Fish" and the basslines to "Long Distance Runaround" and "Roundabout". Neil Peart is another obvious choice.

I find Inner Mounting Flame more or less unlistenable once I got past how virtuosic it is.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ha, I have never gotten past it. Or more to the point, that's not why I like it...it just leaves all other fusion and prog the dust, hundreds of miles behind, in terms of screaming intensity.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think it's the only record with which I've experienced the cliche that prog/fusion is technically dazzling but feels totally cold or dry on an emotional level. Where I actually do find the wailing guitar solos to sound cheesy and showy. I'm not totally sure why. It bugs me since I like McLaughlin with Miles.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(Admittedly, I seem to generally prefer current fusion to 70 stuff, with exceptions.)

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That's really interesting, since for me it's one of the only ones that manages to transcend all the tightly scripted runs and odd-times to sound like five guys playing their asses off, with fire to spare.

Return to Forever (w/diMeola), for ex., sounds more like emotionless showmanship to me. Fun in some ways, in no way deep like Mahavishnu.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Weeeell: They played almost 3 hours. Steve Howe was on fire, Anderson sounded great and Wakeman was -- as I said -- OWNING. Squire was good for the first half of the set then played amazingly during the second and White, as always, did his job. The most amazing thing was at the very end of "And You And I" , during Howe's guitar line that leads into Anderson's closing verse, the entire place got up and gave Howe (+ the band) a 5 minute standing ovation. Howe seemed pissed he wasn't allowed to finish the song, though, which I thought was strange. The rest of the band seemed totally awed and teary eyed. It was incredible.

I saw them in Lowell at the Paul Tsongas Arena last weekend (the last gig of this leg of their tour; I think the one right after MSG), which they were videotaping I believe for a PBS special and later a DVD release. They played The Beatles' "Every Little Thing" (an early cover of theirs, but very much revamped) as an encore instead of "Soon", plus "Starship Trooper" as the final closer. Great versions of "And You and I", "Ritual", "Turn of the Century"...

Minuses: They did a shuffle-blues acoustic version of "Roundabout" (like Clapton did for "Layla" on his Unplugged)--sounds too cheezy to me. Dean's inflatable set looked very (ahem) Stonehenge like.

That aside, I continue to be amazed at what a great show these guys still put on, since they're all like 55-60 years old. Plus, the a/c that night was non-existent, so it was like 85-90 degrees on stage the entire time for them.

Joe (Joe), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 21:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Back to the original question, how about trying Herbie Hancock's Sextant or Can's Ege Bamyasi?

Joe (Joe), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 21:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i want more music like magma too

chaki_burger (chaki), Friday, 21 May 2004 00:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I just listened to a few Gentle Giant songs that I thought might be good for this: "Knots" (Octopus) has some really crazy shit on it that might be good for sampling; "Nothing At All"'s (s/t) opening with a funky beat behind it would be nice; "Why Not?" (s/t) has a nice sample-able drum and bass bit (in the literal sense not drum 'n' bass) before the outro solo; "Alucard" (s/t) is pretty groovy and crazy; "Experience" (In A Glass House) has some nice bits; "Design" (Interview) is really cool an has a really cool drum break at about 4:27. I don't know what part of "Peel the Paint" has that one really cool bit before the guitar and sax part that leads into the chorus at about 2:04. You probably don't care about this anymore but whatever.

Bryan (Bryan), Saturday, 22 May 2004 19:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

remove the bit "I don't know what part of" before "Peel the Paint" for fuck's sake.

Bryan (Bryan), Saturday, 22 May 2004 19:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

and how could anyone forget Knots, the Gentle Giant remix album with Kid606, Blectum & Electric Company compiled by Phthalocyanine.

it actually exists. it's actually pretty good.

(Jon L), Monday, 24 May 2004 17:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Herbie Hancock's "Crossings", "Mwandishi" and "Sextant" will also satisfy some funky fusion music needs.

earlnash, Monday, 24 May 2004 17:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

is jon davison involved?

new steven wilson rules, though way less crimsonisms than that the last one

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 27 February 2015 02:24 (two years ago) Permalink

Been listening to Carol Of Harvest. Quite disappointing overall. "Try A Little Bit" is really drawn out with some rote singing and most of the 8 tracks aren't that memorable (the last 3 are bonus live tracks that have no studio versions).
What saves it are "Somewhere At The End Of The Rainbow" (nothing to do with the Wizard Of Oz version), a really beautiful song with a warmth and power unlike anything else on the album. Live bonus track "Sweet Heron" is pretty dynamic, with interesting effects.
The former track is really worth hearing.

Seems they have a reunion album from 2009 but it might be a different band.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 2 March 2015 22:47 (two years ago) Permalink

"Another Glass Hammer on the horizon, and shocker, it's supposedly their best one yet"

they're still happening, even with Davidson in Yes?

akm, Tuesday, 3 March 2015 00:30 (two years ago) Permalink

GH have gone through a ton of vocalists through the years so I think they'll survive - Davison is only on three of the band's 15 (?) albums.

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Tuesday, 3 March 2015 02:35 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Schooling myself now on Anthony Pirog and Joel Harrison who are into prog, jazz, and old DC roadhouse & more guitarists Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan

curmudgeon, Saturday, 21 March 2015 21:03 (two years ago) Permalink

i have bought a lot of ELP remasters recently.
still not sure if i like them.
its a lot more sonically raw than i expected.
how on earth did they become so massive !!?

mark e, Saturday, 21 March 2015 22:12 (two years ago) Permalink

It is weird that they were so big, apparently they got a lot of people into classical music. I've got the debut, Tarkus and Brain Salad Surgery so far; in general I don't like the albums much but I'd still say I'm kind of an ELP fan on the strength of four or five really great tracks.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 21 March 2015 22:23 (two years ago) Permalink

The Barbarian came up on shuffle and aside from the detour into Charlie Brown Christmas territory it's heavy has hell.

totally unachievable goals and no incentive to compromise (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 21 March 2015 23:11 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Listening to the second Supersister album. Very good.
Just as there was a Byrds quote on the previous album, the bonus track on this called "The Groupies Of The Band" has a part of Beach Boys "In My Room" in it.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 9 July 2015 21:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Really been loving Mahavishnu Orchestra too. Re: the discussion above, I think they should be an essential for prog fans, they do all the right things. I think they were a big influence on Yes and some of the members ended up doing appearances in prog bands and "Hope" sounds so much like King Crimson.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 9 July 2015 22:06 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, they're more rocky and tricky than most prog. Heavy as early Crim.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 July 2015 22:20 (one year ago) Permalink

I think the Supersisters were 2fered on cd at one point. Not sure if that's still the extant ones.
There's some great stuff from Italy and Spain too. Il Baletto di Bronze's Ys is classic and Fusioon are interesting to name just 2.

Stevolende, Friday, 10 July 2015 09:35 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah all the albums were in double packs but the latest ones are single albums remastered+expanded. I don't know why but the newest version of Spiral Staircase is very scarce but you can still get the double pack version easily.
Some of the double packs may be the remastered+expanded ones but I doubt it. The double packs have weirdly different pairings for the Polydor and Universal versions.

Il Baletto di Bronze - Ys is one of the glaring absences in my prog collection. Don't know much about Fusioon.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 10 July 2015 13:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Just put Il Baletto di Bronze - Ys on my Amazon wishlist then Le Orme, PFM - Per Un Amico (I have their second album) and Banco's Darwin.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 10 July 2015 15:39 (one year ago) Permalink

have fun! each of those is fantastically rococo. this is one of my favorite baroque 'rock progessivo italiano' albums

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 10 July 2015 15:50 (one year ago) Permalink

I think I would have bought this stuff faster if the names were easier to remember. I think the full extent of what I've got is a bunch of Goblin (a few), Libra (one), Jacula/Antonius Rex (all but one), Devil Doll (all), Semiramis (one/all) and Premiata Forneria Marconi (one).

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 10 July 2015 17:36 (one year ago) Permalink

Haven't bought from here in a number of years but when i did it was pretty good and had nice p+p rates
http://www.btf.it/

Stevolende, Friday, 10 July 2015 18:21 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Supersister's "A Girl Named You" is so good, love this part, it's so pretty..

You know your name and i know mine
You play your games and i play mine
Knowing everybody likes it
But not like we do
And we do
When we do

I know your name and you know mine
I play your games and you'll play mine
Knowing everybody likes you
But not like I you
And I do
And I do

You know my name and i know yours
You play my games and i play yours, of course
But if everybody cancels the things that we own
We're alone
We're alone

Think these are slightly wrong though. I'm sure he says "but not like I do" instead of "But not like I you".

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 3 August 2015 22:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Thought there'd be a new Frost album by now but it's coming out next year.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 5 August 2015 00:09 (one year ago) Permalink

old to semi-old celebrities you would travel back in time to have lots of sex with.

My pictures of Supersister

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 9 August 2015 20:31 (one year ago) Permalink

that is not a thread I would expect to be linked here

frogbs, Monday, 10 August 2015 02:42 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Any consensus on the best Premiata Forneria Marconi album? I've only got Storia Di Un Minuto and I like it a lot.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 September 2015 18:38 (one year ago) Permalink

It's not often I feel an album needs it but I think that album could have benefitted from a remaster.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 September 2015 18:40 (one year ago) Permalink

This album is actually way better than I remembered. I was mostly into it for the first two tracks but there's so much good stuff in there.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 September 2015 18:49 (one year ago) Permalink

per un amico is the consensus fave. songwriting is all over the place but some super great melodies. after per un amico they changed their bass player- some people like their third italian album just as much, but it's a little too fusion-y for my tastes.

rushomancy, Saturday, 26 September 2015 19:22 (one year ago) Permalink

It seems there are only English lyric versions of Per Un Amico (Photos Of Ghosts) and L'Isola Di Niente (The World Became The World)?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 September 2015 19:35 (one year ago) Permalink

To clarify to anyone who doesn't know, they recorded English language versions of these albums after the original Italian versions.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 September 2015 19:37 (one year ago) Permalink

I thought the gold versions of the first 2 PFM lps that I bought from BTF 12 years ago were remasters. May have been limited editions too though.

Stevolende, Saturday, 26 September 2015 19:52 (one year ago) Permalink

robert: yes, but "photos of ghosts" has an english version of "e'festa" and "the world became the world" has an english version of "impressioni di settembre". also, "photos of ghosts" has an otherwise unreleased instrumental called "old rain".

rushomancy, Saturday, 26 September 2015 19:57 (one year ago) Permalink

here's a classic '72 pfm performance from italian tv:

rushomancy, Saturday, 26 September 2015 19:59 (one year ago) Permalink

yes, but "photos of ghosts" has an english version of "e'festa" and "the world became the world" has an english version of "impressioni di settembre". also, "photos of ghosts" has an otherwise unreleased instrumental called "old rain".

Thanks.
I've heard that Photos Of Ghosts is not very good but The World Became The World is as good as the Italian version.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 September 2015 20:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Is Ars Nova the only all female prog band? I don't know if Feminist Improvising Group count as rock. But Ars Nova often does have male members but if I remember correctly they attempt to be all female when they can to complete the goddess theme.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 September 2015 20:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Ex-Girl?

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Saturday, 26 September 2015 20:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Listened to a few tracks, quite good.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 September 2015 21:21 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Listening to the UK debut. Didn't realise this was the result of an attempted King Crimson reunion. Doesn't seem that special as some fans say but I love the opening suite, awesome chorus "Iiiiiin the dead of night, in the dead of niiiiiiiight!" then the payoff of "byyyyyyy the light of daaaayy, in the dead of niiiiiiiight!"

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 22:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Jobson really shows his Zappa background in places.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 22:27 (one year ago) Permalink

i really don't like holdsworth's guitar tone. myself i have a greater love for their follow-up, where they pull out some serious soft rock moves, which, of course, makes the True Progheads hate the record, but for god's sake Wetton was born to be a lounge lizard!

rushomancy, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 23:20 (one year ago) Permalink

There's a lot of live albums.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 3 December 2015 00:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Iiiiiiiiin the dead of niiiight! Iiiiiin the dead of niiiiiiiiiight!

The whole album is growing on me too.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 23:24 (one year ago) Permalink

was it an attempted crimson reunion? I hadn't heard that. anyway first UK album is good. second one is ok too.

akm, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 23:25 (one year ago) Permalink

kind of bummed I missed the bozzio lineup on tour a few years back

akm, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 23:35 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Supersister's "Wow" doesn't seem to have a studio version. It's pretty funny, maybe they changed it all the time?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 21:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Again about UK's "In The Dead Of Night", the keyboard solo near the end is amazing. The album grew on me a bit. Really not what I was expecting. It's pretty gloomy.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 21:24 (one year ago) Permalink

i think there was a 7" studio version of "wow" in '73... after they released a live version on 1972's "Superstarshine Vol. 3".

diana krallice (rushomancy), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 22:28 (one year ago) Permalink

I guess it's on my Iskander as a bonus track.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 22:53 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

That UK album is pretty good.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 5 May 2016 17:18 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Supersister's Pudding En Gisteren isn't as good as the first two albums. "Radio" and "Psychopath" are entertaining. "Judy Goes On Holiday" and "Pudding En Gisteren - Music For Ballet" have gorgeous flute and piano passages but I find them a bit uninteresting for too much of the time. This band has a thing for pudding and custard.
The bonus track "Wow (Live Version)" is brilliant, longer, with more parts and probably better than the studio version. So much fun. "WOWOWOWOWOWOW WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!"

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 23:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Again about UK's "In The Dead Of Night", the keyboard solo near the end is amazing.

― Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 21:24 (4 months ago)

I think this has become one of my favourite epics.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 9 July 2016 22:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

I know there's a thread dedicated to 'prog 2.0' or something like that but I can't find it, I think this would have fit in better there.

Anyway, is anyone else interested that Cheer-Accident have a new album? On first listen I'm not blown away but it does neatly tie together most of the creative strands they've toyed with - neo-RIO, progressive pop, studio experimentation, even hints of the jagged Chicago math-rock sound they had throughout the 90s. Definitely ordering the CD of this and spending some time with this.

Full stream here:

https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/putting-off-death

ultros ultros-ghali, Monday, 15 May 2017 18:34 (one week ago) Permalink

cheer accident are total rolling attention deficit material, will stick em there if you don't. & will check this out later

imago, Monday, 15 May 2017 19:01 (one week ago) Permalink


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