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Old 04-22-2011, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What prog have you been playing today, Jimmy?

Correct Baggs if wrong, but seems this most basic of threads has not been brought up here yet???

Good way to stop us from arsing about and, instead, contributing something worthwhile here.

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This evening I was listening to a cd I never even realized I had:
ENGEL "Miguel Angel de la Llave Jimenez"

Lite prog with (Catalonian maybe) folk influence but definitely holds the interest.
The keysman does nothing but provide back fill.
The guitarist is interesting: nylon string-sound acoustic and some bumblebee-fuzz electric (duo'ed in places).
They are making effective use of Spanish bagpipe or maybe bombard.
The flute work is exceptional.

Female vocalist sings in English but its hard to make out because of the accent (and also because of that seemingly ever-present - lately - prog problem of shoddy vocal recording.)

So many current otherwise excellent prog cds suffer from drab drumming and bad vocal treatment.
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Meh, you're pretty much just an annoying troll now. Get a life.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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They have computers in the psych ward?
You hit the nail right on the head there!
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OHR MUSIK "Friction Burns"

This their second release is currently spinning at Ye Olde BaggCave this moment.

Presently the Masterman be too lazy to write a small review, so guess what? - Baggs has pulled up Baggs' OWN review from Baggs' own forum from years ago:

The drumming here is totally un-fun, predictable. When he gets lively
it comes off as if he's come out of some simplistic 60s surfband, say
the Trashmen.

I dont think the average listener is likely to take all 74 minutes in a
single sitting.Porcupine Treeish guitar wankery is good only
in small doses. Its bad when they dont have the sense to go on to
something else.
Still, there is SOME variety here, going from twisted, intense wah-wah
to Popol Vuh-ish pastoral acoustic guitar (and flute).

The long opening track takes you straight into "Atem" Ohr label
mellotron sound. (Also Froess' early lps on Brain).They got the kraut-
organ sound down pat also.*

The fifth track (and elsewhere) has this Hawkwindy/Harmonia blend
bass/drumming thing going. By track 8 its pure Hawkwind only
instrumental. (Entire cd is instrumental.)

Purposely treading familiar turf, but significantly better than most newish faux-old
stuff I have heard.


*A poster with incredible musical memory had this to add: that he also detects nods to the band MY SOLID GROUND on the first track especially.

Now Baggs has a rare vinyl reissue of My Solid Ground and must say its okay yet rather uninspired hardprog. The lyrics on side two especially are juvenile. Not your usual hardrock dumbass girl/boy lyrics but dark and ...just laughable.
Dumbass beercan lyrics can really go well with hardrock - Bagg's particularly thinks it fits well with the music of the Danish band, Moses - but when basic hardrockers try to get a bit clever with lyrics when they foray into proggish waters, well the results usually are not to be commended.
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erm, The Spice Girls - Spice

excellent prog album from the five multi-instrumentalists, Baby does a dconstruction of Berlioz 17th Symphony using only the 6th string on "Mama"

Ginger however, plays 64th notes on her triple bass drum on "Wannabe" accompanied by the 12 octave range of Ginger

Scary merges Chopin "Prelude" with John Cage's "4' 33"" on "naked" complete with Sporty's spoken word monologue of the entirety of Milton "Paradise Lost" backwards

all in all, the pinnacle of prog
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Hmmm... I wonder.
No ones done a prog concept on "Paradise Lost" yet as far as I know.
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