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Old 05-14-2008, 11:36 AM   #121
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Righto, shall do.

I'd like to get into Sigur Ros, since they're playing Melbourne in August and I hear they're exceptional live. So I'll do some downloading and hope that I like it a lot. After my PT jaunt, I really badly need more live gigs. Still tossing up whether or not to see Opeth.
No other noteworthy acts coming around any time soon?
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Righto, shall do.

I'd like to get into Sigur Ros, since they're playing Melbourne in August and I hear they're exceptional live. So I'll do some downloading and hope that I like it a lot. After my PT jaunt, I really badly need more live gigs. Still tossing up whether or not to see Opeth.
For Sigur Ros I'd start with Von. It is murky and is the most energetic of their albums.

I wouldn't worry about the audience at Opeth. If you enjoy the artist than you should go.
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No other noteworthy acts coming around any time soon?
There's a gig in a couple of nights featuring Jakob, who I love, but the headliner is Cog, who I have no interest in, and since I'd have to go alone, I won't bother just for 40 or so minutes of Jakob. I'm hopeful they will tour Australia headlining soon, since they're a Kiwi band and all.

At the moment, upcoming Melbourne gigs that I know of:

01/08: Sigur Ros
05/09: Opeth
15/10: Meshuggah (never actually listened to much of them, but I hear their technicality is astonishing and they rarely tour anywhere, so it's a "maybe")
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For Sigur Ros I'd start with Von. It is murky and is the most energetic of their albums.

I wouldn't worry about the audience at Opeth. If you enjoy the artist than you should go.
I listened to Von. Outside of Myrkur, which is fucking awesome, it's a horribly dull experience. Truckloads of atmosphere, but little substance to make it worthwhile.

Yeah, I think I will go. The Palace has a little upstairs GA balcony, so at worst I can just go up there and watch the floor. I expect an Opeth crowd to be pretty intense.

Then again, I have gotten pretty bloody used to being front row for things ... I've been on the rail four shows in a row now.
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There's a gig in a couple of nights featuring Jakob, who I love, but the headliner is Cog, who I have no interest in, and since I'd have to go alone, I won't bother just for 40 or so minutes of Jakob. I'm hopeful they will tour Australia headlining soon, since they're a Kiwi band and all.

At the moment, upcoming Melbourne gigs that I know of:

01/08: Sigur Ros
05/09: Opeth
15/10: Meshuggah (never actually listened to much of them, but I hear their technicality is astonishing and they rarely tour anywhere, so it's a "maybe")
I've heard of Jakob, but haven't listened to any of their stuff. How many albums do they have?

Meshuggah? Don't know that one.
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I listened to Von. Outside of Myrkur, which is fucking awesome, it's a horribly dull experience. Truckloads of atmosphere, but little substance to make it worthwhile.
In my opinion, Von is easily their worst album.

But, to each his own.
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Then again, I have gotten pretty bloody used to being front row for things ... I've been on the rail four shows in a row now.
Damn, how do you get these tickets?
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Dear JSTOR,

Your new format, while looking a little more professional, sucks. The older, simpler appearance was better.

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Damn, how do you get these tickets?
General Admission, then mostly just dumb luck. It seems lots of people go for merch or drinks when they get through the doors, so I just stroll up to the front row. I mean, for EITS I arrived just 10-15 minutes before doors opened! For PT, I arrived 1 hour before doors in Melbourne and 2-2.5 hours before doors in Sydney and Brisbane. Feels like nothing in comparison to U2!
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Phanan, I'm going to put you on the spot again.

What 70's prog artists should everyone know? I want a good sampling of prog from that era and don't want to forget anyone.

I'll let you take your time to think about that. So leave your answer anywhere in this thread.
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I've heard of Jakob, but haven't listened to any of their stuff. How many albums do they have?

Meshuggah? Don't know that one.
Jakob have three albums, of which Cale:Drew is generally considered their best. There's also a self-titled EP, their debut, which I'm fond of, though my favourite release is the Dominion single - just one long 29:16 slab of post-rock glory. I highly recommend it.

Meshuggah are a technical death metal band. Doubt it's your sort of thing.
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Phanan, I'm going to put you on the spot again.

What 70's prog artists should everyone know? I want a good sampling of prog from that era and don't want to forget anyone.

I'll let you take your time to think about that. So leave your answer anywhere in this thread.
Funny you ask this, as I was just about to ask both of you what prog bands you think I should make sure I represent in my third wave of prog list.

I obviously have the usual suspects like PT, DT, PRR, Spock's Beard, and Transatlantic.
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Phanan, I'm going to put you on the spot again.

What 70's prog artists should everyone know? I want a good sampling of prog from that era and don't want to forget anyone.

I'll let you take your time to think about that. So leave your answer anywhere in this thread.
I think it's obvious that everyone should know the major acts from the 70's, in which case you'll know them all already:

Pink Floyd
Yes
King Crimson
Genesis
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Rush
Kansas
Queen

Then you've got your second teir, so to speak, who didn't gain the commercial success of the first list, but still are relatively known:

Focus
Gentle Giant
Strawbs
Tangerine Dream
etc.

And then for really obscure stuff, ask HardyHarHar.
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Funny you ask this, as I was just about to ask both of you what prog bands you think I should make sure I represent in my third wave of prog list.

I obviously have the usual suspects like PT, DT, PRR, Spock's Beard, and Transatlantic.
Ayreon of course. You'd need Phanan's help for this one.
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Ayreon of course. You'd need Phanan's help for this one.
I don't have Ayreon on the list at this stage. I'm not into the Ayreon albums as much as I used to be. The Human Experiment and Universal Migrator II are kind of dull to me, so they're out. I still quite enjoy Universal Migrator I, but the way the tracks flow in and out of each other makes including one or two in isolation a bit difficult. Never got around to checking out the other albums beyond superficial listens.
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