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Old 12-01-2009, 03:09 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I have to say you write some fine reviews these days Even if I don't always post, I always check your recommendations out and this time is no different. I've only listened to the first track so far but I love it! Flute near always kicks ass and I like the slightly funky feel to it. The Dragon also sounds good.

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Old 12-10-2009, 10:59 PM   #72 (permalink)
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I've been particularly interested in that Friendship Time album. It'd be nice to get a PM sent my way.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:11 PM   #73 (permalink)
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I've been particularly interested in that Friendship Time album. It'd be nice to get a PM sent my way.
Same here, that sounds really great!
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:21 PM   #74 (permalink)
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On the strength of this review, I joined the Forum, Anteater! Having grown up in the 80's, I remember Level 42 as a slicker than your ordinary pop act. But I didn't plunk down any cash for their music until the compilation Level Best came out in '90. Needless to say, I wore out my cassette copy but never went back and discovered some of their more obscure tracks. I would say their music is kind of a Prog Pop with somewhat dated but excellent musicianship.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:30 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Today's review, coincidentally, is a very obscure psychedelic album of the highest calibur:

Algarnas Tradgard - Framtiden ar ett Svavande Skepp, Forankrat I Forntiden (1972)


...So in conclusion...Honestly, this is an outstanding effort. Their sound is unique and stands alone for the most part, which is always a plus for obscure albums. For you fans of the psychedelic, the depths of space, or even folk music...this could very well be your Holy Grail of the month. No joke.
Am really loving their follow up released years later when it was rescued from the archives in 2001 titled appropriately Delayed.



Really just amazing stuff.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:13 PM   #76 (permalink)
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I've read all the reviews in this thread and found them very interesting - I like your style. Although I am a fan of John Lawton with Uriah Heep, I could never get into Lucifer's Friend. They seem a bit too Led Zeppelin-like for my taste. Ambrosia and Grobschnitt are pretty good though, while The Tangent are a bit underrated (IMO). The T2 album is one of those albums that seemed exotic or intriguing when they were released, suffered poor sales and later became cult items. In hindsight, T2, like Gnidrolog, Clear Blue Sky and Gravy Train, seem a bit disappointing (to me at least).

It is always good to read reviews of progressive rock albums, especially the more obscure examples. I meant to comment much earlier but did not get round to it for some reason. Anyway, keep up the good work.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:19 PM   #77 (permalink)
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This looks an interesting journal, especially your marking system 5.3/7 and 6.1/7 for example, I'm baffled
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