Prog rock

Discussion in 'Music' started by warmen, Dec 12, 2006.
  1. KopaneDePooj
    Glad you liked Kaipa. I was also waiting for Koyo to be released, and is now in my queue. Will try all your suggestions, thanks!
    Nothing to do with prog rock, but may I also suggest the new Yusuf / Cat Stevens - The Laughing Apple. I'm listening to it right now and find it very good / very well recorded.
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  2. Peter 1964

    progrecord of the year.
  3. Fastnbulbous
    A cool promo/interview for Wobbler's upcoming release:

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  4. KopaneDePooj
    Great remix! (as always)

    "Following the highly successful releases of the Steven Wilson's remixes of The Power And The Glory and Octopus, Steven has now remixed a specially curated selection of songs and compositions from the band's first three albums (Giant, Acquiring the Taste, Three Friends) presented in both 5.1 surround sound and stereo. Only a few songs from each of the band's first three albums are known to exist as multi-tracks, with the rest presumably lost, and it is these nine tracks - plus the previously unreleased pre-debut song 'Freedom's Child' - that have been remixed by Steven Wilson for this very special release. 'Three Piece Suite' includes the songs 'Giant', 'Nothing At All' and 'Why Not' from the first album Giant, 'Pantagruel's Nativity', 'The House, The Street, The Room' from the second album Acquiring The Taste, and 'Schooldays', 'Peel the Paint', 'Mr. Class And Quality' and 'Three Friends' from the album Three Friends. The previously commercially unreleased song 'Freedom's Child' is from the first recording sessions with legendary producer Tony Visconti. The liner notes contain an essay by noted journalist Anil Prasad, in which Gentle Giant's members reflect upon the writing and recording sessions. Furthermore, Steven Wilson and Tony Visconti share their observations about the early days of this unique collection of timeless music from one of progressive rock's most influential bands."

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  5. swspiers
    Hi all! It's been a while...

    There's a new book on the history of Porcupine Tree coming out. Yes, I'm a sucker: I ordered the Signature Edition.
  6. hemipowered007
    I love porcupine tree and Steven Wilson,s other works, Gavin is also my favorite drummer. Having said that, it really seems as though Wilson has been on a money hunt the last few years with some of the things he has put out. Oh well, I'll probably buy it too. I need to go see pineapple thief live while Harrison is playing with them! Awesome meets awesome is always awesome.
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  7. swspiers
    I for one HOPE SW is on the money-hunt. He totally deserves it, and if anyone has earned to right to sell out, well, he gets my vote. FWIW, "To the Bone" is hardly selling out, even though it's not the heavy-prog I prefer from him. I thought it was a solid, enjoyable, surprising release.

    I love your take on Pineapple Thief: awesome meets awesome is always awesome. Should be your sig line :)
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  8. hemipowered007
    Wilson def deserves it, all im saying is i would much rather see new stuff, but he has been steadily putting out awesome pieces as well. I love hand cannot erase, the new one I think I need time for it to grow on me.
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  9. swspiers
    Huh. I'm really digging The Pineapple Thief right now. A lot. I guess it took me a while to grow into it, but 'Where we Stood' is about as good a live album as I've heard in a while.

  10. KopaneDePooj

    Sons Of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony (2017)

    Great fresh debut from supergroup Sons Of Apollo
    You will find a pleasant blend of 80's and 90's classic/metal rock and some glam melodic vibe, assorted with very good instrumental performance.

    If you were like me in high school during the 80's, this will surely appeal to you and bring you back to that years.
    The opening is in the Yngwie Malmsteen's and Dio vein, then the album moves to a Van Halen / Whitesnake sound and ends sounding just like Deep Purple with "Figaro's Whore" and "Divine Addiction".
    At the same time it manages to stay very fresh and authentic from start to finish.
    Simple, straightforward, epic. Great album!

    Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Transatlantic, Liquid Tension Experiment, Neal Morse, OSI, Avenged Sevenfold, The Winery Dogs, Twisted Sister)
    Billy Sheehan (UFO, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Steve Vai, Glenn Tipton, The Winery Dogs)
    Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Yngwie Malmsteen, Billy Idol, Joe Bonamassa)
    Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey, Axel Rudi Pell, Brian May, Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
    Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses, Lita Ford)

    It doesn't always sound like this but this is the feeling I get throughout this album :
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  11. waynes world
    You're trying to trick me into liking progressive metal, aren't you? Well, I think it worked! Great album :)

    Edit: The below reviewer still needs tricking lol
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  12. swspiers
    I like Metal Injection, but dammit, people who don't like a particular genre should NOT review that genre. It's like me reviewing a Garth Brooks album, in which I confuse structure and form with cliche. That kind of review drives me nuts. I'm tempted to start reviewing reviewers...
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  13. hemipowered007
    I will join you in reviewing reviewers on metal injection. There are some serious genre snob metal elitists on there. I'm a metal head at heart but I listen to a wide range of music, and I hate when people review something like say, one of Devin Townsends calmer solo albums, expecting it to be strapping young lad, and complaining that it's not heavy so it sucks. I'm glad people don't conform to one genre, and while I thoroughly enjoy opeths heavier back catalogue, I absolutely love their new albums, sorceress is pure genius. You just need to have an open mind and try not to compare. Something I've learned the hard way over the years by expecting the same albums from an ever evolving band, and I'm thankful bands change, not always for the better though. But yes metal injection constantly has people reviewing albums when they aren't even a fan of that particular type of metal, it's odd, and annoying!
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  14. roadcykler

    Huge fan of Porcupine Tree but I can't yet bring myself to buy either of the editions, especially since the author didn't actually interview anyone in the band to get material for the book.
  15. KopaneDePooj
    Glad it worked :)

    Or like me reviewing power metal. I think it's linear and boring but I respect those who like it. "Power metal" may be to "metal" what "trance" is to "dance music" :)
    I'll take "cliche" and "lazily innocuous and overwhelmingly familiar" any day if it's pleasing and rewarding to my ear, over "ambitious" and "original" that ends up sounding cold, technical and devoid of musicality, which is the case with a lot of progressive music released today.
    I'm actually glad it strikes a familiar chord. I'm old and I want to get a taste of my youth now and then :)

    Completely agree!

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