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« Reply #30 on: Jun 14th, 2011, 4:27pm »

I probably won't get any points for mentioning that Yes is on the verge of releasing a new album, will I?

What you may (just possibly) not know, though, is that their new single can be streamed here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-listen-to-we-can-fly-the-first-yes-single-in-10-years-20110613

(I'll not get into the whole Yes thing at any real length But I do think it's a bit odd. Back in 1980, we got Drama, a Yes album without Anderson or Wakeman, but with - hoorah! - the Buggles (a.k.a. Trevor Horne and Geoff Downes). It included bits from I Am A Camera, a song included on the Buggles' album Adventures In Modern Recording.

Now, 31 years later, we're getting basically the same thing. Anderson and Wakeman are gone; Horne and Downes are back. And now we're getting Fly From Here, which - wait for it - features another track from the (expanded version of the) Buggles album, Adventures In Modern Recording.

Gosh. Perhaps Yes should become a Buggles tribute band? They could cover the entire Adventures album, in - what? 300 years or so?)

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Just posted this, and then a chap called Jeremy posts his own thread. It's over here:

http://genesisgts.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=obands&action=display&num=1308094465

Have fun there. This was just a memo.
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« Reply #31 on: Jun 15th, 2011, 6:48pm »

Far in the future, but a new Jethro Tull album's in the works. Somewhere in 2012, I'd say. Or rather, Ian Anderson would:

"There will be something next year coming out around the end of March."

It's from this interview:

http://www.vintagerock.com/ian_anderson_interview_2011.aspx

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« Reply #32 on: Jun 18th, 2011, 04:09am »

on Jun 15th, 2011, 6:48pm, Julian wrote:
Far in the future, but a new Jethro Tull album's in the works. Somewhere in 2012, I'd say. Or rather, Ian Anderson would:

"There will be something next year coming out around the end of March."

It's from this interview:

http://www.vintagerock.com/ian_anderson_interview_2011.aspx



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« Reply #33 on: Jun 18th, 2011, 04:38am »

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The new Yes line up leaves me cold I'm afraid. Saw them back in 1980 and it was a mess (IMO). Mind you, that isn't stopping me going to see them in Glasgow this time round - has to be done!


The Tull news is much more exciting for me. Anderson has taken far too long to get his backside in motion. The last Tull album (no, not the Christmas album!), was excellent. Who knows, we might get a taster at their performance at the High Voltage Festival in a few weeks? Either way, look forward to more from my favourite performer in some shape or form next year!



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« Reply #34 on: Jun 18th, 2011, 08:46am »

Anything from Ian Anderson / Jethro Tull is a bonus for me. Shame I will have to wait until March
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« Reply #35 on: Jun 30th, 2011, 4:26pm »

Another album that - like Battles' Mirrored - isn't prog but that will still appeal to many prog fans is:

Bon Iver - Bon Iver

Bon Iver (the guy's name name is actually Justin Vernon) released For Emma, Forever Ago back in 2008, to almost universal acclaim. It's one of those little masterpieces, largely unknown but highly aclaimed by just about everyone who listens to it. In that sense, it's similar to an album such as Midlake's The Trials Of Van Occupanther, or even the Fleet Foxes CD's.

This is Vernon's second album. Again, all the reviews are very, very good. For example:

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15551-bon-iver/
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« Reply #36 on: Jul 1st, 2011, 04:38am »

Steve Hackett wiil release his new solo album 'Beyond the Shrouded Horizon' in autumn of 2011.
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« Reply #37 on: Jul 5th, 2011, 7:11pm »

on Jul 1st, 2011, 04:38am, Marygold wrote:
Steve Hackett wiil release his new solo album 'Beyond the Shrouded Horizon' in autumn of 2011.


Indeed! As Hackett has said, it's "a voyage of discovery, from Blighty to coconut palms, from coracles to spaceships, travelling beyond the known and the hidden to places where waves break on the shores of imagination…"

Hmmm... Coconuts? Coracles? Ah, well...

In the meanwhile, I have just received Sean Filkins' CD, War and Peace & Other Short Stories.

I'm pretty impressed! Of course, I did think Big Big Train's The Underfall Yard was far and away the best album of 2009, and this is somewhat similar in tone, if not quite as good (Filkins was, for a time, the lead singer of Big Big Train).

This is for all those who like powerful, melodic, and, very British prog. I believe Ned Flanders, amongst others, has already praised the album, and he's absolutely right.
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« Reply #38 on: Jul 15th, 2011, 12:44pm »

Great news. A new double cd from Sylvan is nearly complete. More details will be posted soon just as soon as I can get to my computer to do the cut and paste. Maybe Ned got the same email as me and willl do the honours?
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« Reply #39 on: Jul 18th, 2011, 6:41pm »

Meanwhile, the new Mars Hollow album, World In Front Of Me, deserves a mention.

A good review over at the DPRP site:

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201131.php

And the album can be heard here:

http://10trecords.com/artists/genres/progressive-experimental/mars-hollow/mars-hollow-discography/

Finally, Marygold started a seperate thread on this over here:

http://genesisgts.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=obands&action=display&num=1308752362

.... so be sure to check that out!

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« Reply #40 on: Jul 19th, 2011, 04:23am »

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And of course young Mr Beggs has an album due out in the not too distant future. described in his own words as "total Prog". Having heard some of the demos, I can assure you it will be well worth it. And it features some well known guitarists as well - can't wait!


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« Reply #41 on: Jul 19th, 2011, 7:01pm »

Young Mr. Beggs?

That wouldn't be the Catch A Cougar guy, would it?

I know he's posted over here:

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=149150911238

... but that's about all I know of him smiley
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« Reply #42 on: Jul 19th, 2011, 10:13pm »

on Jun 30th, 2011, 4:26pm, Julian wrote:
Another album that - like Battles' Mirrored - isn't prog but that will still appeal to many prog fans is:

Bon Iver - Bon Iver

Bon Iver (the guy's name name is actually Justin Vernon) released For Emma, Forever Ago back in 2008, to almost universal acclaim. It's one of those little masterpieces, largely unknown but highly aclaimed by just about everyone who listens to it. In that sense, it's similar to an album such as Midlake's The Trials Of Van Occupanther, or even the Fleet Foxes CD's.

This is Vernon's second album. Again, all the reviews are very, very good. For example:

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15551-bon-iver/


So glad to see this pointed out here, "For Emma ..." was such a good album, as have been both Fleet Foxes CDs and their EP ... not "prog" like people here would normally think, but arty and creative folk rock from both of these artists/groups
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« Reply #43 on: Jul 20th, 2011, 05:49am »

From the Sylvan website (www.sylvan.de) new album release scheduled for December.

"After an intensive period of work during a few months on our new songs, the time has come to take you on the journey with us. A journey which began for us with a first jam session about one year ago and which will end at the end of this year: with the release of our 8th studio album!

The baby doesn't have a name yet, but quite a big size - our new work will contain two audio CDs and will be divided into five chapters. But we won't tell you more at this point of time.

Matthias, Sebastian, Jan, Volker und Marco


"In order to facilitate the waiting time we have scheduled three concerts for this year. The first two will be in October and on each show we will perform one different chapter of the total five as a live premiere. The third
concert is our traditional christmas gig, which will become the big release party this year.

Pre CD release concerts:
October 14th 2011 - Rüsselsheim (Germany) - Das Rind
October 15th 2011 - Uden (Netherlands) - dePul

CD release concert (+ party):
December 9th 2011 - Hamburg (Germany) - Knust"
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« Reply #44 on: Jul 21st, 2011, 3:23pm »

Two new things to mention:

Firstly, the new Magenta album, Chameleon, will be released on October 10th. There's already a new website up:

http://web.me.com/robreed1/thechameleonproject/Chameleon_Project.html

If you like, you can join "The Chameleon Project", which will set you back GBP 17, but which will bag you not just the regular CD edition of the album, but also a 5.1 surround version and various other goodies. The website explains everything you might want to know.

I've pretty high hopes for Chameleon. Of course, that's largely based on their escellent 2008 album Metamorphosis.

Secondly, the new Mandalaband album, AD - Sangreal, has been released. This is from the e-mail I received:

"If you feel like getting the follow-up to BC – Ancestors, then AD is now available from the following web sites.

For the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World (outside the USA and Japan) the distributor is Diverse Artists:

www.diverseartists.co.uk

For the USA the distributor and record company is Melodic Revolution Records:

www.melodicrevolution.com

For Japan the record label is Disk Union:

http://diskunion.net/rock/ct/search?m=11&q=MANDALABAND

Thank you for buying BC – Ancestors. The band really appreciates your support. We hope you enjoy AD – Sangreal just as much."


Mandalaband is a bit of a curiosity, to be frank. I never much liked their first, eponymous, album (released in 1975), but the 1978 successor, The Eye Of Wendor, is a minor classic.

They resurfaced in 2009 with BC - Ancestors, a solid if not spectacular CD. This, as the e-mail states, is the companion volume to that album.

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