Utterlessly Pointless discussion about Prog

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Re: Utterlessly Pointless discussion about Prog

Unread post by Chunk McDaniel » Tue May 15, 2018 5:54 pm

Conspiracy of Silence! I never knew they were a Prog band. Always assumed they were hard core. Any good?

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Re: Utterlessly Pointless discussion about Prog

Unread post by Fretless » Tue May 15, 2018 6:39 pm

Not crossed my radar yet. Might get round to checking them out.
Vids on Youtube is usually a good place to start, if you like what you hear - dig deeper.
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Re: Utterlessly Pointless discussion about Prog

Unread post by Fretless » Tue May 15, 2018 6:41 pm

Conspiracy of Silence - GUP Festival (1991)

This lot ?? Clash wannabees, methinks. 8-)
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Re: Utterlessly Pointless discussion about Prog

Unread post by Chunk McDaniel » Tue May 15, 2018 10:14 pm

Sorry Fret it was ment to be a joke from a comment further back in the thread.

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Re: Utterlessly Pointless discussion about Prog

Unread post by Ithilstone » Tue May 15, 2018 10:33 pm

OK reading this thread I realised how much I do NOT know about Prog
is there a internet radio playing a good selection or YT channel maybe?
or a Spotify or Tidal playlist??
Nothing to see here...

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Re: Utterlessly Pointless discussion about Prog

Unread post by Fretless » Wed May 16, 2018 6:31 am

The current prog scene is, perhaps, best reflected by the artists on K-scope records. Check out their site for info and video/sound clips, they have a YouTube channel as well.
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Re: Utterlessly Pointless discussion about Prog

Unread post by Fretless » Wed May 16, 2018 9:01 am

Speaking of K-scope acts, the new Tesseract album 'Sonder' dropped into the letterbox this week. Their last 2 discs 'Altered States' and 'Polaris' just blew me away with the combination of massive riff-walls and delicate ambient atmospheres - so expectations were high.

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

Tesseract call their music 'ambient metal' and are seen as part of the 'Djent' movement (named after the sound of palm-muted powerchords, or something. Slinger, help!).
Anyway, the new album is less immediately accessible and I suspect it will take a few listens to get into. The metal-mania is there along with occasional 'scream' vocals (which I intensely dislike) despite the fact that the vocalist can sing rather well. And the smooth and intricate quiet passages of multi-layered guitars which I would like to hear more of.

For the adventurous audiophile there is a 2-CD version available with a 'binaural' remix disc of the whole album, especially created for maximum enjoyment on headphones. It does have some very nice in-your-head spacy effects. Great fun.

Try the other albums first, but Tesseract are growing and maturing. :music-rockon:
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Re: Utterlessly Pointless discussion about Prog

Unread post by Mississippi Blind Child Assburn » Sat May 19, 2018 1:32 pm

f you wish to become a ProgMasterman like unto myself, pray for strength to endure. It is a long demanding process. You must be ready to meet the test and bravely face what is demanded of you.
If your heart is pure, prog will win out.



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