Hello again - I'm working my way through some of the videos, love that Gathering song!
You should really check out their stuff. All of their albums are great, my personal favourites being Mandylion
(their debut, also their heaviest effort) and How To Measure A Planet
(more trip-hop like, reminding of Portishead at times).
Gangsta-rap prog!! That made me giggle. I have seen some of the arguments on ProgArchives and know that prog fans are reknowned for being very picky about their genre! I also am an 'anything goes' sort of girl, I am not overly bothered about pigeon-holing bands for any purpose other than to give others a good idea of what a band is like. Although I appreciate prog tendencies in any band I do also like good old-fashioned metal and rock.
Yep, me too
! There are some subgenres within progrock that I really can't get into - mostly Zeuhl/RIO, which only makes me shake my head and wonder WTF these guys are doing,
LOL. But anything else, from proggy metal to folky stuff, it's "yep, come-to-mommy..."
EDIT: Yes are fab!! I listen to a couple of their albums quite a lot at home. Close to the Edge and one other, I can't think off the top of my head... Anyway, great stuff.
My first ever Prog Love, I well remember how I felt when I discovered them as a wee teen - "OMG, is music like *that* even possible...?"
- and you never forget your first loves, no?
CTTE, Fragile, Relayer & Going For The One
are all classic masterpieces within the genre... and beyond.
Hey everyone Hope your having a good week!
No contributions from me today. Sure you can understand Karin but im stuck listening to Were Here Because Were Here on a daily basis at the moment, as well as a healthy dose of the back catalogue again. Always happens when a fave band releases an album i become obsessed again for a period before my next craze :P
Tell me all about it. I'm pretty much
with it as well. I have quite a stack of discs next to me which I should be doing some reviewing work for, but alas - every ten minutes or so, I find myself listening to a track from WHBWH again
. Album-of-the-Year, no doubts about that whatsoever!
To ktdude. If you haven't already heard it then give this album a go ( Anathema - Were Here Because Were Here
). It's blowing my mind at the moment.
Hey, look what I found for you!
A taping from their gig at the Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, NL, in April this year - a gig that I unfortunately had to miss out on as I was climbing Machu Piccu, Peru, at that very moment. Talking about 'bad timing'!
And... a very charming little interview with the very charming Vinnie Cavanagh. What a DOLL he (still) is.
Interviewer: "How would you describe your music?"
Vinnie: "I don't know... I think it's multi-dimensional, multi-facetted. We have no limits, no barriers for what we want to do... "
And of course, some very kind words for the venue, Vinnie stating that it's Dutch, so very well organized, very professional, 'even backstage'. Yep, you can clearly see that, by the gazillions of crates of Grolsch-beer stacked behind him!
It's going very fast for Anathema right now. WHBWH is on the second spot of ProgArchives
's most highly rated albums of 2010 right now, there are threads about the band appearing over there
very regularly now (I contributed to this one, but didn't start it myself, eh...), and quite few of their upcoming gigs are already *sold out*. It might well be that the upcoming shows will be the last in the club circuit - next stop, Enormodomes (just like PT, for that matter)!
I have mixed feelings about that, of course I am very happy for them as they so genuinely DESERVE it, after 20 years of struggling, but at the same time, I feel the happy days when Danny would sent me off to get him a pizza at 3:00 AM* might well be over, soon...
*and I managed to do so. LOL.