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Re: Progressive

Postby tingky » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:17 am

Yeah, Oceansize were great.

As for Flights, never heard of them and tried searching for them now. Only found them on Spotify. I'm liking the music so far! Thanks for the recommendation Jazz!

Dang. So many search results competing for the search query 'Flights' even including the album title is of no help.

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Re: Progressive

Postby SoundscapeMN » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:47 am

curious about this band Flights.

Here they are on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/flightsbandofficial

not sure if I'd be able to buy their ep or album, z'History Be Kind" anywhere now. Or even just a d/l link somewhere.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flights

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here's their debut album available digital or vinyl
https://historybekind.bandcamp.com/releases

ep:
https://flights.bandcamp.com/releases

I guess if I recommended an Oceansize-like band, other than the Vennart solo stuff and maybe British Theatre, I would go with the instrumental Post Rock band from Down Under, Meniscus.

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Re: Progressive

Postby Jazz » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:17 pm

^nice find! thanks for the links and recommendations.

Can't wait for Karnivool's new album, hope it comes out this year.

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Re: Progressive

Postby SoundscapeMN » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:52 am

np. I guess Flights did break up though in 2014.

One other band I forgot that sort has an Oceansize vibe at times, is Dream the Electric Sleep. In fact on their last album, 1 of their singles "Let the Light Flood In" the opening riff sounds an awful lot like "Amputee"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsPvSEdakW8

But they're a great band regardless.

and yeah, I'm looking forward to the new Karnivool album, whenever it comes, this year, or if not, hopefully in 2018.

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Re: Progressive

Postby Jazz » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:05 pm

Clairvoyant by The Contortionist, sounds a lot like Skyharbor's Guiding lights. Sounded great but i need to give it a few more listens.

Any other prog releases from this year that I should check out?

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Re: Progressive

Postby SoundscapeMN » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:41 am

here's my Albums of the Year
http://allmediareviews.blogspot.com/201 ... -year.html

10. Steven Wilson - To the Bone
9. Anakdota - Overloading
8. Godspeed You Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers
7. Anathema - The Optimist
6. Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day
5. 22 - You Are Creating: Limb 1
4. Bent Knee - Land Animal
3. Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
2. Small Leaks Sink Ships - Golden Calf
1. Mutemath - Play Dead

Among those that are "progressive" I would say Bent Knee would be a good one, also the new Steven Wilson is as prog rock as it is poppy.

Anathema's new one as well, while conceptual, is a nice continuation of from their previous 3 records.

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Re: Progressive

Postby tingky » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:14 am

Jazz wrote:Clairvoyant by The Contortionist, sounds a lot like Skyharbor's Guiding lights. Sounded great but i need to give it a few more listens.

Any other prog releases from this year that I should check out?

Clairvoyant is a huge grower. A lot of the songs sound dormant compared to the more dynamic songs in their previous record, but I can see each song's merit. I like the production in Language better though.

Speaking of prog metal, I'm really getting into Periphery 3 as of late. I'm late to the party, but I'm finally starting to 'love' a Periphery album at last - whereas in the past I just skim through the tracks and never bother keeping them on regular rotation. I think JP Bouvet's stint as a fill in for Matt Halpern also influenced me to give P3 another look too.

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Re: Progressive

Postby tingky » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:37 pm

Just discovered Toska. I've known about the guitarist, Rabea, on the Andertons "Sound like X without busting the bank" videos but haven't got around to listening to the stuff he was doing. Until now. And I must say, I'm quite impressed. These guys are influenced by Karnivool and Incubus among others, and it shows (especially the former).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp9_Iu6f4lE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcVYkNYtAuo

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Re: Progressive

Postby tingky » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:24 am

After much searching, I just found out Toska's "Ode to the Author" EP is available on Bandcamp with a "pay 0 upwards" option. It sounds amazing. They have a great sense of groove. This stuff sounds huge - really thick bass sound just like Karnivool's.

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Re: Progressive

Postby tingky » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:27 am

This is from his other band Dorje (basically the same rhythm section but with a vocalist):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BpnSX5EtO0

It seems like a really fun song to play on guitar.

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Re: Progressive

Postby Jazz » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:19 pm

Thanks once again for the recommendation tingky! Really dig Toska's sound.

I've been listening a lot to Animals As Leaders and this band came at the right time.

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Re: Progressive

Postby Jazz » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:49 pm

Anyone here into Russian Circles?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRlyjoVSgZg

I've just discovered them and they are quiet good. They're also playing a show nearby me in a few weeks and i might go to check them out.

What prog albums are you guys looking for this year?

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Re: Progressive

Postby tingky » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:49 am

They're post-rock right? I listened to a song or two by them probably a decade ago, but I honestly could no longer remember what song it was. (My external drive got wiped too along with my entire music collection so I couldn't check). Could you recommend an album by them? Thanks!

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Re: Progressive

Postby Jazz » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:47 pm

tingky wrote:They're post-rock right? I listened to a song or two by them probably a decade ago, but I honestly could no longer remember what song it was. (My external drive got wiped too along with my entire music collection so I couldn't check). Could you recommend an album by them? Thanks!

Oh right! Ha thought they were Progressive.

Station and Geneva both are great albums. I just saw them live and it was a trip.

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Re: Progressive

Postby SoundscapeMN » Fri May 25, 2018 6:05 pm

I really enjoy Russian Circles debut album "Enter." It could be called "progressive metal" or "post-metal" or "progressive post-metal"

"Death Rides a Horse" is pretty sweet.

The albums they released since have sounded more similar to the traditional "Post Rock" Explosions in the Sky music unfortunately.

I guess bands like Long Distance Calling and East of the Wall have made albums I've enjoyed more, since.

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Re: Progressive

Postby Jelger » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:32 am

https://www.facebook.com/minusthebear/p ... =3&theater

Maybe not that progressive, but this is/was the most active other music-thread and it kinda fits. So: Minus The Bear is calling it quits. One more EP and tour and they are out of the game.

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Re: Progressive

Postby tingky » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:58 am

I hate to see bands go. The digital age sucks for bands tbh


Anyway, I thought I'd visit IOV since I've had time to really listen to some music lately.

And So I Watch You From Afar - just discovered them literally a day ago. Lead-heavy guitar duo stuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTl3QJun2TE

Sleepmakeswaves - I just love this band so much
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGvznRV6gy8

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Re: Progressive

Postby Jelger » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:11 am

And So I Watch You From Afar is great! Discovered them about 8 years ago, just after their debut release. Saw them open for Them Crooked Vultures and have seen them about six times since. Great live band, with their original guitarist the energy was even more insane on stage. Really loved their latest album, especially since Heirs didn't do much for me. Their debut is still my favorite with their latest and All Hail Bright Futures close behind.

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Re: Progressive

Postby tingky » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:59 am

And here I thought they were a new band.

Northlane is another Aussie band that I'm really digging lately ever since someone recommended them to me (Morgan of Sevendust is a fan as well):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifh9nWGYyNk

I really like their sense of melody despite really downtuned guitars almost approaching Meshuggah levels in some songs. Their hooks are incredibly infectious. It only took a few listens and I was already singing along to their songs.


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