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#1 Hatchetaxe&saw

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:32 PM

Spent last year buying a lot of modern prog, a lot of it was muck of the highest order.

Well, 2 very pleasant surprises of late.

Syzygy - Realms of Eternity - brilliant, absolutely f**king brilliant. Melodic, a bit of Yes, a bit of Rush, DT without all the fiddly bits. Seriously good. 78 minutes, and no padding.

Touchstone - Wintercoast - female singer, heavy in parts, but great unes and a fabulously portentous intro from Jeremy Irons. These guys have got the opening slot for the High Voltage festival, so I'll be there early.

If anyone has any other new band recommendations, list them here.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:24 PM

A friend of mine turned me on to RIVERSIDE. (from Poland)

They have 4 studio albums:

Out of Myself (2003)
Second Life Syndrome (2005)
Rapid Eye Movement (2007)
Anno Domini High Definition (2009)

'Second Life Syndrome' was voted #44 on the top 100 Prog albums according to the Prog Archives web site. If that means anything to you.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:30 PM

I'll second Touchstone. Saw them last December in Kingston and they really rock. We'll also be at High Voltage, propping up the stage at midday to support the guys (and Kim).  smile.gif

Magenta are also really good, although not really new. Seen them a few times now. Another female singer, and an amazing guitarist. They are fantastic live.





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Posted 26 February 2010 - 05:36 PM

Konchordat - English Ghosts - really good. Starts of all Camel, then a bit of Rush, Marillion, DT, Yes, rather excellent, like Syzygy in the first post, these guys wear their influnces on the sleeves of their kimonos, and all the better for it.

Edited to add: the title track is a wonderful slab of Genesis influenced English prog.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 02:48 AM

Priestbird.  Take '73 Sabbath and ELO and mash it together and see what you get.  Lots of of beautiful piano and fuzzed out guitar.  Hope they stick around for a while.


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Posted 28 February 2010 - 12:52 PM

I think these guys count, so if none of you have listened to Secret Machines yet you're missing out. Check out debut album Now Here Is Nowehere if you have time.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE (Mandalorian Hunter @ Feb 28 2010, 05:52 PM)
I think these guys count, so if none of you have listened to Secret Machines yet you're missing out. Check out debut album Now Here Is Nowehere if you have time.

Bloody marvellous album, but their last 2 are patchy.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:28 AM

QUOTE (Hatchetaxe&saw @ Feb 4 2010, 07:32 PM)


Syzygy - Realms of Eternity - brilliant, absolutely f**king brilliant. Melodic, a bit of Yes, a bit of Rush, DT without all the fiddly bits. Seriously good. 78 minutes, and no padding.


Great review of Realms of Eternity in the current Classic Rock Presents Prog.
And the marvellous track Darkfield is on the free CD.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:38 PM

The Tangent.........  Very great music, alot of King Crimson influence.  

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:44 AM

MIGHTY SLAB OF NEW PROG ALERT!!!!!

The band are Wobbler(what a name!), and Norwegian, the album is Rites At Dawn(prog or what!!!)....this is a sampler of the album...

Stunning.





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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:11 AM

I love Wobbler's debut Hinterland but found their subsequent release, Afterglow, rather disappointing. They are a must for fans of Transatlantic and Yes.

On a similar vein could I suggest the band Deluge Grander? Their debut, August In The Urals, is like a quirky homage to 70s Prog but with modern Prog sensibilities.

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Here's "The Solitude Of Miranda" from that album:
http://www.progarchives.com/mp3.asp?id=1580

Though the track isn't totally indicative of what they are about.  

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:12 AM

QUOTE (Tony R @ Jun 23 2011, 10:11 AM)
I love Wobbler's debut Hinterland but found their subsequent release, Afterglow, rather disappointing. They are a must for fans of Transatlantic and Yes.

On a similar vein could I suggest the band Deluge Grander? Their debut, August In The Urals, is like a quirky homage to 70s Prog but with modern Prog sensibilities.

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Here's "The Solitude Of Miranda" from that album:
http://www.progarchives.com/mp3.asp?id=1580

Though the track isn't totally indicative of what they are about.

Funny, I love Afterglow. Will check out Deluge Grander!

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:08 AM

Wasn't there another thread like this with lots of New Prog recommends in it?

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 12:49 PM

QUOTE (Gompers @ Jun 23 2011, 04:08 PM)
Wasn't there another thread like this with lots of New Prog recommends in it?

Yes, but this one is older, and I started it, so I remembered it. It's more about new Prog as opposed to older, classic prog.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:06 PM

QUOTE (Hatchetaxe&saw @ Feb 4 2010, 02:32 PM)
Spent last year buying a lot of modern prog, a lot of it was muck of the highest order.

Well, 2 very pleasant surprises of late.

Syzygy - Realms of Eternity - brilliant, absolutely f**king brilliant. Melodic, a bit of Yes, a bit of Rush, DT without all the fiddly bits. Seriously good. 78 minutes, and no padding.

Touchstone - Wintercoast - female singer, heavy in parts, but great unes and a fabulously portentous intro from Jeremy Irons. These guys have got the opening slot for the High Voltage festival, so I'll be there early.

If anyone has any other new band recommendations, list them here.

That Syzygy album is available in amazon for 29.53!  wacko.gif  

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE (Tony R @ Jun 23 2011, 06:11 AM)
On a similar vein could I suggest the band Deluge Grander? Their debut, August In The Urals, is like a quirky homage to 70s Prog but with modern Prog sensibilities.

user posted image

Here's "The Solitude Of Miranda" from that album:
http://www.progarchives.com/mp3.asp?id=1580

Though the track isn't totally indicative of what they are about.

I have The Form of the Good. Its decent, but I haven't really listened to it enough to decide whether or not I like them.  

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE (treeduck @ Jun 23 2011, 06:06 PM)
QUOTE (Hatchetaxe&saw @ Feb 4 2010, 02:32 PM)
Spent last year buying a lot of modern prog, a lot of it was muck of the highest order.

Well, 2 very pleasant surprises of late.

Syzygy - Realms of Eternity - brilliant, absolutely f**king brilliant. Melodic, a bit of Yes, a bit of Rush, DT without all the fiddly bits. Seriously good. 78 minutes, and no padding.

Touchstone - Wintercoast - female singer, heavy in parts, but great unes and a fabulously portentous intro from Jeremy Irons. These guys have got the opening slot for the High Voltage festival, so I'll be there early.

If anyone has any other new band recommendations, list them here.

That Syzygy album is available in amazon for 29.53!  wacko.gif

Jaysus!
It's $14.99 & $3.00 postage on their website. Well worth getting.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 07:10 PM

I find Syzygy awfully bland.  

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 02:07 PM



This is The Fierce & The Dead. Kinda prog, kinda post-rock. Very good indeed, very atmospheric.

New album is the wonderfully titled If It Carries On Like This We Are Moving To Morecambe.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 02:13 PM

Double post indeed. New Touchstone & Konchordat albums due soon.

Edited by Hatchetaxe&saw, 11 August 2011 - 02:16 PM.





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