I'm predicting prog is the next genre to enjoy an indie revival, the only potential snag being that most indie musicians aren't good enough at their instruments to play prog.
― Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 05:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink
Rolling 2006 Prog Thread
There was a tripster backlash a few years ago, even
― prince rupert, Tuesday, 7 March 2006 06:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 06:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― Pashmina (Pashmina), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 17:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink
Of the albums they've released since, I would say Mei (a 60-minute, one track CD) has some great stuff on it. A little ambitious perhaps and there are some sections I could live without, but it's definitely worth hearing.
― Joe (Joe), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 21:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Sunday, 14 May 2006 05:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink
this new album is getting pretty insane reviews; I have yet to get a copy but can anyone confirm that it's indeed the greatest thing ever?
― frogbs, Monday, 23 July 2012 14:48 (five years ago) Permalink
seriously, prog dudes, give them a listen. by their second album they already put out a long honkin' prog suite that rivaled "Tarkus" or "Supper's Ready" and they only got better from there. it's basically prog without ego, everything is done for the benefit of the song, they put out these incredibly tight 70+ minute albums where the solo sections are like 10 seconds long, if they even exist at all. imagine if Yes were putting out a stream of excellent double albums during their prime - this is essentially what echolyn does and are still doing.
― frogbs, Friday, 1 March 2013 16:05 (five years ago) Permalink
Yeah, I've grown to love Mei, even though it still sometimes feels like it should've ended about 15 minutes sooner. Never warmed to The End Is Beautiful but the self-titled record (aka "Windowpane") from last year is solid with some particularly outstanding cuts ("Past Gravity", "Island"). This was also one of my first ever pre-orders, which seems to be increasingly commonplace, at least in the prog world.
― doug watson, Friday, 1 March 2013 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink
okay just to respond to myself here, yes, yes it is, I'm stunned by how gorgeous some of the music on there is - the stretch of "Past Gravity", "When Sunday Spills" and "Speaking in Lampblack" just kills me
and "Lotus to Bethlehem" is becoming one of my favorite songs ever (also really like "This is How We Left It" which didn't make the cut)
honestly probably one of my top 5 favorite albums right now
― frogbs, Friday, 23 September 2016 13:21 (one year ago) Permalink
i love how these guys have remained a happy secret. wish they'd release a version of mei that isn't all one song
― reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 3 June 2018 15:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink
"67 Degrees" came up on shuffle the other day and man I can't believe how great a song that is
― frogbs, Thursday, 7 June 2018 18:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink