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anyone know of some good funky prog rock break records?

Vitalski, Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:46 (sixteen years ago) link

I've broken plenty of prog rock records.

Sasha (sgh), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:50 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Pashmina (Pashmina), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:54 (sixteen years ago) link

But Pash, most people think prog = Rick Wakeman.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:54 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Pashmina (Pashmina), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:55 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Vitalski, Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:56 (sixteen years ago) link

ALAN PARSONS HAS ROBOTS ROBOTS ARE COOL WITH THE DRUMMING

Sasha (sgh), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Dig :-)

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

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

dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:07 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:09 (sixteen years ago) link

billy cobham - "spectrum"

not really prog, more jazz-fusion

steeve mcqueen (steeve mcqueen), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Cobham plays some samplable beats on the Mahavishnu albums too.

dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:35 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:36 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

Atomic Rooster? Iron Butterfly?

dog latin (dog latin), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 14:57 (sixteen years ago) link

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

superultramega (superultramarinated), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 15:29 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 17:21 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 17:21 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

Broheems (diamond), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 17:37 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

Did they play Heart of the Sunrise!?

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:01 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

Starship Trooper encore! Favorite song ever.

57 7th (calstars), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:14 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

sundar subramanian (sundar), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 18:40 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

i want more music like magma too

chaki_burger (chaki), Friday, 21 May 2004 00:25 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

earlnash, Monday, 24 May 2004 17:12 (sixteen years ago) link

Scratch that, the lyrics were reportedly added in 1949. Too bad.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Sunday, 23 February 2020 14:36 (nine months ago) link

Their big hit "Ethelion"

Excuse me?

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Sunday, 23 February 2020 14:38 (nine months ago) link

You could definitely argue that Gryphon are the worst concept for a band ever but they’re pretty fuckin good at what they do

frogbs, Sunday, 23 February 2020 15:12 (nine months ago) link

Need to hear David Munrow as well. I love this kind of stuff but know nothing about it. Jethro Tull were often at their best when they go all Blackadder.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 23 February 2020 15:36 (nine months ago) link

You could definitely argue that Gryphon are the worst concept for a band ever but they’re pretty fuckin good at what they do

― frogbs

...bub.

david munrow was fucking amazing, as far as i can tell he's the actually talented guy all of these cack medievalists keep knocking off, to the point where the entire early music movement, as far as i can tell, just completely died when he did. just a shattering loss to music.

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 23 February 2020 15:55 (nine months ago) link

If you want to listen a bunch of out of tune instruments that sound like a bee trapped in a jam jar who am I to criticize.

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:08 (nine months ago) link

If you want to listen a bunch of out of tune instruments that sound like a bee trapped in a jam jar who am I to criticize.

― Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.)

this is pretty much exactly what i want out of music as it turns out

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:15 (nine months ago) link

I know it's still Tim Smith, but I heard more Sea Nymphs than Cardiacs in that tune, although I think Bill Drake brought a hefty dose of the early music influence too.

Maresn3st, Thursday, 27 February 2020 14:07 (eight months ago) link

Meanwhile, the 'A New Day Yesterday' book plopped onto my mat today, nearly 600 pages, yikes, looks good tho'

Maresn3st, Thursday, 27 February 2020 14:10 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Vermilion Sands - Water Blue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCOLo3qiFvY

Another japanese thing I should get on amazon mp3

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 19:12 (seven months ago) link

is there a chance the new phish album is any good?

https://www.stereogum.com/2078838/phish-sigma-oasis-listening-party/music/album-stream/

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 2 April 2020 16:57 (seven months ago) link

listening to the Vermilion Sands album now, very nice stuff, it's like a blend of prog Renaissance and uh...pop Renaissance

frogbs, Thursday, 2 April 2020 18:48 (seven months ago) link

Discogs says that the much later second album was a tribute to the deceased singer. She was in a Renaissance/Illusion tribute band. Wish I could find a decent picture of her solo album because all of them are either small or pixelated.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 2 April 2020 19:16 (seven months ago) link

How great is this?

https://youtu.be/PNwDhp3d7Bc?t=8m18s

Maresn3st, Thursday, 2 April 2020 19:51 (seven months ago) link

nice!! I didn't know there were Japanese prog acts active as early as '73 (when their debut came out according to RYM). I guess Mandrake was formed in '74 but they never actually released anything. This is really good

frogbs, Thursday, 2 April 2020 19:57 (seven months ago) link

Kinda schizophrenic, I've seen them written up as Japan's answer to Pink Floyd and yeah there's a definite Meddle era thing going on with the cover of Flying and elsewhere, but the track I linked to is like idk, Yes, Gentle Giant? With that lovely ECM style piano coda.

Maresn3st, Thursday, 2 April 2020 20:11 (seven months ago) link

It is good. The previous album with the Sloth smoking a pipe on the cover is supposed to be their best?

Just in case the link dies, it's Yonin Bayashi - Golden Picnic we're talking about.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 2 April 2020 20:14 (seven months ago) link

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dow, Thursday, 2 April 2020 23:51 (seven months ago) link

nice!! I didn't know there were Japanese prog acts active as early as '73 (when their debut came out according to RYM). I guess Mandrake was formed in '74 but they never actually released anything. This is really good

― frogbs

i think mops went a little prog in their later career... there's also a live album by the Peanuts where they do a pretty straight cover of "Epitaph"...

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 3 April 2020 00:03 (seven months ago) link

I've broken plenty of prog rock records.

― Sasha (sgh), Tuesday, 18 May 2004 13:50 (fifteen years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Longest ARP Odyssey solo of all time?

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Friday, 3 April 2020 00:04 (seven months ago) link

Most conceptual concept album

threnody for the victims of alan shearer (Matt #2), Friday, 3 April 2020 00:18 (seven months ago) link

I need assistance, been listening to Stormwatch a bit recently and it's really bugging me what (and who) the song 'Home' sounds like, my wife reckons it's Wings but I'm not sure, any suggestions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8ZaIYzZlNo

Maresn3st, Friday, 3 April 2020 11:37 (seven months ago) link

procul harum

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Friday, 3 April 2020 11:54 (seven months ago) link

*procol

ban laggy jazzer (imago), Friday, 3 April 2020 11:54 (seven months ago) link

Sounds a bit like Elton John tbh.

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Friday, 3 April 2020 11:59 (seven months ago) link

... but, yes, Procol Harum.

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Friday, 3 April 2020 11:59 (seven months ago) link

... or Roy Wood.

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Friday, 3 April 2020 12:00 (seven months ago) link

anyone picked this up yet?

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51dLSpjZvZL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

ymo sumac (NickB), Friday, 3 April 2020 12:08 (seven months ago) link

Yeah it's great. I posted about it in the "good books about music" thread a month ago but got no replies.

the grateful dead can dance (anagram), Friday, 3 April 2020 12:15 (seven months ago) link

looking forward to getting it, hoping it gets stuck into the obscure poop at the bottom of the cage and doesn't just focus on the big birds

ymo sumac (NickB), Friday, 3 April 2020 12:24 (seven months ago) link

Definitely want to read that at some point.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 3 April 2020 13:23 (seven months ago) link

anagram have you read The Show That Never Ends? been curious wondering which of the two is better?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 April 2020 13:25 (seven months ago) link

Haven't read that one. What I like about the Barnes book is that it scopes out everything except UK prog of the 70s. So despite its 600-page length it feels very focused.

the grateful dead can dance (anagram), Friday, 3 April 2020 13:32 (seven months ago) link

I have the Barnes one but it's sitting on the shelf, unread, next to The Big Note (Zappa book), also unread, vibrating monolithically.

Maresn3st, Friday, 3 April 2020 13:40 (seven months ago) link

neo-prog dude (and well-to-do general hospital director) phideaux switched his albums to 'pay what you want' (including $0) for crisis listening

https://phideaux.bandcamp.com/

http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2379

snowtorch has an especially prescient record cover

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 4 April 2020 19:13 (seven months ago) link

I’m not huge on prog but have been enjoying watching various old live shows on YouTube (crimson, genesis, gentle giant, ars nova (the Japanese one))

brimstead, Saturday, 4 April 2020 19:15 (seven months ago) link

i don't know if they're "prog" proper but one of the bands from that era i love seeing are savage rose with annisette

here's a video of theirs from a '73 outdoor festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUora1Hj4Fg

there's another video of theirs from '74 that i think i've posted elsewhere

when it comes to brit prog there's some great video off french tv of the canterbury scene. i particularly recommend the episode of "rockenstock" that coupled a strange one-off lineup of caravan with a strange-one off lineup of hatfield and the north, the latter featuring robert wyatt on vocals!

Kate (rushomancy), Saturday, 4 April 2020 19:33 (seven months ago) link

i LOVE the first savage rose album, ty for the link!

brimstead, Saturday, 4 April 2020 19:44 (seven months ago) link

is there a chance the new phish album is any good?

I'll bite. Yeah, it's really good - as far as Phish studio albums go. They (thankfully) ditched Bob Ezrin (not a good match for them at all) in favor of Vance Powell and I think he did a great job on this one. It's easily the best studio thing they've ever done, imo. The silliness is pretty much gone, in favor of a more introspective approach to lyrics. Helps that pretty much the entire record has been road tested for years. There are two instances where they jam out on the songs, to really great effect compared to past studio jams ("Everything's Right", "Thread"). There's also a few songs with orchestral touches that gave me a bit of a Beatles vibe for some reason. I'd hesitate to call it "prog" ("Petrichor", from their last album, was the closest they've come to prog in years), but I could see how prog fans might enjoy this far more than their other studio records.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 19:49 (seven months ago) link

A great recording of Dave Stweart's 'Rapid Eye Movement' went up on D1m3ad0z3n a few days ago and it's a great listen. It's from 1981, kinda like a strange cross between similar era Crimson, Bill Nelson's Red Noise and zippy New Wave Pop du jour. Includes a cover of XTC's Mekanik Dancing.

Maresn3st, Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:27 (seven months ago) link

never was much on rapid eye movement, but i got a pretty nice tape of rick biddulph early '80s demos that often circulate erroneously labelled as being by "rapid eye movement" and "meanwhile" is a nice jam. wonder if that song ever had a complete version released?

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 12 April 2020 23:41 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

two of mike barnes' favorite words appear to be "moot" and "remit"

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 12 June 2020 16:21 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

local shop had 3 Triumvirat LPs - Spartacus, Old Loves Die Hard, and Pompeii (by "NEW TRIUMVIRAT"!!) - god, these records are so much fun

frogbs, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 21:31 (three months ago) link

I never saw ELP, but I did see Triumvirat warm up for Fleetwoid Mac. They played the Illusions on a Double Dimple album in its entirety.

Orson Well Yeah (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 22:38 (three months ago) link

Just done a double take on my amazon recommendations because there's a 5 Essential albums collection of Nektar!

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 14 August 2020 18:52 (three months ago) link

I would opine that they don't have 5 essential albums, and I'm a fan; had tix to see the current touring version this year but they cancelled.

Orson Well Yeah (Dan Peterson), Friday, 14 August 2020 19:00 (three months ago) link

There's also a box set of PFM's Manticore albums.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 14 August 2020 19:19 (three months ago) link

four weeks pass...

I'm not much of a modern prog connoisseur but I really like Vulkan's Technatura: late Opeth-esque Swedish prog with light shades of alt metal and what (to my ears) sounds like distant Thom Yorke inflections on the vocal front, which is a definite plus in my book.

pomenitul, Sunday, 13 September 2020 20:05 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Any love for Pulsar's Halloween? It's really good but not what the title or cover suggests.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 19 November 2020 21:16 (six days ago) link

Not an ounce of originality involved (or almost) but Wobbler's Dwellers of the Deep is a damn good pastiche.

pomenitul, Sunday, 22 November 2020 14:33 (three days ago) link


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