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    Very little new stuff. My friend in Finland sends me some Circle

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    Well, this thread is dying a slow death, isn't it?

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    There are two obvious reasons for this....and The Deacon will give you one:

    There is an absolute FLOOD of new prog bands in the last few years. And these bands get IMMEDIATE exposure - at basically no cost. That means that any **** out there -which cropped-up overnight like mushroom - gets out there.
    And, believe me, however much I am a rocksteady progfan, the vast majority of this recent music is ****.

    In the old days the record labels decided your future and bands considered for promotion and actual record pressings WENT THRU SOME SORT OF TASTE-FILTER. At first - in UK, say - this filter was hippys and such devotees in-the-know and in-the-scene. (Later, unfortunately the *********** suits took over - but at least it was some sort of filter.)
    And, when the record finally came out, chances were good it would be judged and promoted by ACTUAL country-wide, avid djs who knew a thing or two. (of course, as example, I'm thinking of John Peel.)

    (The equivalent of music internet then was the pirate radio station which let out the lesser-known 45s, etc. And it was definitely sporadic and small-time.)


    Now you say, "Deacon Beaker, where do you get off standing in judgement of the worth of these recent prog bands?"

    Like I maintain, the quality of the new music is in question here.
    I'm not saying that the actual musicianship is subpar. There are some very talented new players out there that rival anything from the 70s -say, Jordan Rudess for one. The trouble is that they have mired themselves into bands themselves that are COMPOSITIONALLY mediocre.

    Also a big factor in why this new prog pool has become so average-sounding, so watered-down/rarified (in the worse sense), is like what happened when neoprog was introduced in the 80s:the bands are only hitting single FACETS of the orig prog formula.
    For instance, with early neo, it was the emphasis on the lyrics and singer. Now it can be singular focus - to the detriment of the whole - on technicality. Its rarely the whole hog with these new bands.

    The composition is seesaw/unmemorable.
    Gone is the skill of vocal harmonies.
    Often no sense of ebb & flow - of dynamics.
    Often the prog has become mainstream AOR-tinged melodic with little by way of challange - little syncopation or counterpoint.
    (However, it is an altogether different story on the RIO-side of prog where some great material is coming out nowadays.)

    Also consider that when you are concentrating on the single facet; when you are out to copy THE EMULATION.... you are bound to end up with the unorigional hand-me-down.


    With exactly what you are seeing with many of the bands touted in this very thread.


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    N.P. THE WINSTONS new cd, "Smith". I loved the first release but this one is just not hitting The Deacon's buttons.

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    Wakhevitch is not appropriate here.
    He was releasing records back in the early 70s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwv 1080 View Post
    Any metal song longer than 4" is progressive, and King Crimson would have difficulty with these rhythms
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    No, this would be child’s play for KC.

    Meshuggah make ample use of polymetrics; odd-metered (11/16, 23/16 and 13/8) repeating "cells" over 4/4 endlessly so as to resolve over 4/4 (the snare and stack cymbals keep these steady). They use some polyrhythms but these are not very complex.

    Their drummer once said that all their music is essentially in 4/4.
    I think you are both right and wrong here to an extent. KC would most definitely have trouble playing it as it's very technically demanding. I don't think they'd have great difficulty comprehending it as they've done similar things on occasion: Frame by Frame has two simultaneous riffs, one in 7/8 and the other in 13/8 so that the one starts repeating before the other for several measures until they reconnect, which is not dissimilar to how Meshuggah treats all rhythm with the 4/4 being the base that the odd, syncopated riffs wrap and twist around.

    Yes, Meshuggah is basically all 4/4, but I think their brilliance is precisely in how bizarre they make 4/4 sound with everything they do on top of it. KC can get brilliant with rhythm too, but typically in different ways (the three-drummer setup of their current incarnation!).

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    They made two albums and disappeared but the two albums are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrunchyFr0g View Post
    They made two albums and disappeared but the two albums are great.
    I don't think they've officially broken up. Good album.

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    Farmhouse Odyssey - (2019) Fertile Ground

    Full album: http://farmhouseodyssey.bandcamp.com...fertile-ground


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    Jiří Stivín & Pierre Favre - (1981) Excursions


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    Red Terror, you seem awfully well-versed in contemporary prog. I love prog but my knowledge of contemporary bands is pretty limited to Transatlantic, The Flower Kings, Spock's Beard, Big Big Train, Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree, Haken, and that's about it (unless we count prog metal). So of all the bands you posted, which would be among your top recommendations?

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    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    Default MoRkObOt - (2016) GoRgO

    MoRkObOt - (2016) GoRgO

    Full album: http://morkobot.bandcamp.com/album/gorgo

    FYI: Hard-hitting Italian prog/metal

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