Discussion in 'Bulletin Board' started by Conan Troutman, Jan 12, 2018 at 9:35 PM.
Kelly Lee Owens - mix of synth/drone and acid house beats. Wonderful.
If you couple their sound with the singer mimicking Robert Plant's moves in concert, it very much looks like that's what is intended. But it's still really good stuff and very listenable. They just need to steer clear of the 12 minute solos and self indulgent crap that zep occasionally came out with.
I love my music but chuff me I haven’t heard of 99% of these bands and singers
I have tried to like Steven Wilson, after all I was a huge fan of Porcupine Tree, but his stuff seems without the depth that theirs had. Similarly, Big Big Train. David Longton has one of the finest voices in Prog and they are folk based, which is the direction from which I arrived at prog, but I just cannot like them. I have even bought some of their stuff and forced myself to listen, but the CD now lies lost and unloved. 2017 was a bad year for me. Some of my favourites let me down, Magenta for example. Lonely Robot (The Big Dream) is the best that I can think of, but has not been a good year. I am looking forward to 2018. Galahad, Bjorn Riis (Airbag) and Tiger Moth Tales all have new stuff out, and I hope it will be a better year.
Agreed. I'd rate music above football in my list of interests, but I'm out of my depth on this thread. Makes me think I know absolute zip about music.
The point being - there's nothing new been produced in music during 2017.
We've heard it all before - only better!
I suppose the beauty of threads like this is finding new music. New music comes from all different sources. I like My Morning Jacket, and only got into them after watching an episode of American Dad!
Kevin Morby - City Music, he's been around a while with Woods and the Babies but his solo work was new to these ears and I've really enjoyed exploring his back catalogue. Also got to see him live at Camden Roundhouse the same night we were playing Burton, great show.
I stumbled across Big Big Train last year and absolutely love the Folklore album. Some of it reminds me very much of early Genesis. I have to admit, however, that I'm struggling with their follow-up album Grimspound for reasons that I can't quite put my finger on.
Wilson's solo work is different from his PT output, but it still works for me, as does his first two albums with Blackfield. The Blackfield II album is especially nice, though obviously it's one or two steps removed from prog.
Sadly, I have to agree about 2017 being a poor year. I'd say that about the past few years, to be honest, although I've managed to cast my nets out a little wider and come up with a few tasty morsels - Von Hertzen Brothers, Riverside, and the Riverside main man's solo work as Lunatic Soul. I've yet to try The Pineapple Thief's latest offering, Your Wilderness, because I was disappointed by the direction the band were taking, but I'm sorely tempted to give it a try after seeing that Gavin Harrison is involved... I'm really missing Porcupine Tree!
That's quite a daft post.
Wow, this had somehow completely passed me by. Absolutely brilliant, many thanks for posting.
By the way have you listened to the Jane Weaver album that Jimmy Cricket mentioned? Also female vocals and electronica, though more melodic and less stripped down than this.
I've been listening to KLO album virtually non stop for a couple of months - only read about her by chance in the Observer and took a punt.
Will have to give that Jane Weaver album a go - ta for the recommendation!
So here’s the plan, I’ll shortly make a bands name up, you pretend you’ve heard of them and we’ll both appear cool and hip
In all seriousness you’re spot on mate, I’ve got the Shazam app on my phone and it’s really opened me up to new music,
Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
King Krule - the Ooz
Bicep - Bicep
Not heard of King Krule and Bicep, but will give them a go purely on the grounds that if you like Jane Weaver you must have reasonably decent taste!
Yo, Bossman, check out the latest album from Keith Wobbleton's Merry Band Of [email protected], it's awesome dude.
Got a spare ticket to go see em at Crazy Cocklepit tonight if you want to come along and rock da house Bro.
(How did I do? Convincing?)
Yeah I’m up for that mate, I’ll give it a spin later,
Did you manage to have a listen that Robin Reliants on the beach of abyss LP I lent you? I love the ambient 60s groovy feel it’s got to it
I agree, the demise of Porcupine Tree was really sad.
I saw Riverside when they played for the Classic Rock Society in Rotherham. They were fantastic, but sadly the death of their lead guitarist threatens their continued existence, another of my favourites that are not what they were. Sadly, most prog rockers are now ageing and there does not seem to be many new young bands emerging. I can recommend Airbag and especially Gazpacho, two Norwegian bands, and of course the evergreen IQ. Frost* briefly rose to prominence with Milliontown, but their follow ups have not been of the same quality. John Mitchell is always worth listening to, whether it be in It Bites, Lonely Robot or any of his other guises, and the South Wales prog scene used to be well represented by Magenta and Karnataka until recently. The best thing I saw last year was Tiger Moth Tales, but I have not heard the whole of Peter Jones' new album so I cannot recommend it. But as you say, prog is going through a hiatus at the moment, but it will be back.
Liked the PSB and Steve Mason albums but my favourite was Idles - Brutalism
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