I thought the same actually
I thought the same actually
Personally I thought the video was more interesting than the song
The video was pretty outstanding and managed to stand out more than the song for me too, so I don't know how the song will do on its own. Though, the song was pretty amazing too and the video was made for the song and not vice versa so it should be fine.
I have to say I'm really excited for the album.
Meeting Dream Theater for my birthday. Best gift ever.
In other news I presume everyone's talking about the Storm Corrosion video (just skipped to the current page)? I still have high expectations for this album, it could be very interesting. But the video was hilariously bad, not gonna lie. Musically it was interesting...but the video itself was so bad I couldn't help but laugh at it.
This is the best thing I've heard in a while, I'm seriously excited for this album.
Also, you lucky prick
And the music is great, I really am excited for the album. What the video was TRYING to convey, brought out more of the emotion in the music, but it was just so bad...
Also it looks like I might be in their next tour DVD. There's a mention of signing a disclaimer for the meet and greet package on 7/19 and then this:
Its been leaked
I'm a leak fanatic so I may as well tell you that it is one of the best prog albums I have ever heard, incredibly inventive and always throws something right out of the left field when you least expect it, though it barely rates as prog in my books.
Anyone expecting prog, rock, or metal in any way, shape or form, even the slightest inclusion is going to be disappointed. This is more of an avant-garde album in my opinion and a fucking great one at that.
Just listened through the new Anathema album.
Absolutely incredible. Beautiful stuff. And the 5.1 mix is fantastic.
Storm Corrosion is fucking great. Can't wait 'til I receive my vinyl copy.
Yeah, Storm Corrosion feels like it might grow on me, but currently only Drag Ropes is the track I think is really good.
Is Uneven Structure prog?
I haven't listened to the new Anathema album but the two tracks I heard sounded like We're Here Because We're Here except not as good. I hope I'm wrong.
In my opinion Drag Ropes is actually one of the less exciting tracks on Storm Corrosion so there you go
I have decided not to download Storm Corrosion at all.
I want to experience it for the first time in 5.1.
I wanted to buy it but the only version they offered was a super special edition with a bunch of stuff I didn't want
i can't remember whether or not I've posted about DŁn in this thread before, but even if i have i think it's worth doing again since this is my favourite prog album and it'd be a shame if you guys hadn't heard of it
this is consistently one of the most creative and energetic prog albums I've ever heard, and features excellent playing and composition throughout. it's almost entirely instrumental, which brings the unusual instrumentation (prominent xylophone, for example) to the fore. It's often categorised as Zeuhl, and there are certainly some similarities in the instrumental style, although the lack of vocals is a big difference; I'd certainly recommend Eros to Magma fans, and indeed to anyone else interested in a very tough but very rewarding album. there are 4 tracks on the album, my 2 favourites of which are posted below
(I particularly recommend listening to the bass-driven section starting around 2:37, which is possibly my favourite moment in all of music)
Always some real unknown gems in prog.
thanks for the heads up on DŁn!
I think Storm Corrosion is quite good, but might take a few more listens to fully appreciate it. I think there should've been more singing from Mikael, as he's got a wonderful singing voice.
Storm Corrosion arrived today, listened through the blu-ray.
Absolutely incredible album. Almost as good as Grace for Drowning, not quite there, but damn close. And considering Grace for Drowning is one of the best things I've ever heard, that's saying a lot.
Just wish Mikael had a bit more of a vocal presence on the album. Drag Ropes set me up hoping for some more great duets, but Mikael doesn't sing again until Ljudet Innan.
My favourite tracks would have to be Storm Corrosion, Ljudet Innan and Drag Ropes.
I find it to be one of the albums thats equally good as critical and background music. If you liked Ljudet Innan check out pretty much any of Talk Talk's later output, its the closest thing I've ever heard to the atmosphere of Laughing Stock.
I really hate the progarchives forum though, they dismissed it as 'ambient crap' within a few days of release. In fact a lot of what is said on that forum is pure garbage.
Also I agree about Mikael's vocals but when I listen through the songs and try to imagine Mikael singing them, it just doesn't work.
Laughing Stock is probably their best imo. Also Mark Hollis' solo album.
Really great 'ambient crap'.
The late 80s and early 90's were full of these fuck off influential bands that seem to be forgotten about and Talk Talk is like the epitome of them. Laughing Stock is one of the best pieces of music I've ever heard, when you turn it up to full it pretty much projects the idea of nature throughout your house
On the note of such bands, has anyone heard much of Ozric Tentacles? Apparently some cult prog band who are the definition of amazing:
Erpland is probably their best, but Jurassic Shift is also worth hearing. It's essentially space rock, but they're all round pretty fantastic musicians. I'd actually call them veterans but shame not enough people know about them. I found out about them because I was talking to a guy about Pink Floyd in a poker game, he mentioned the ozrics and I realised what I was missing.
They released an album last year too which is pretty trippy, albeit a lot more electronic than their previous stuff.
ozric tentacles are hella talented. known about them for quite a while now
known about dun and PFM as well but I never bothered listening to a full album by the latter
Premiata Forneria Marconi have been mentioned a few times in this thread and have a great run of classic albums. I think my favourite track is off their first album though, it's called Impressioni Di Settembre and it has this absolutely killer moog melody in it:
Also Per Un Amico is a pretty fantastic album too.
Ozric Tentacles are one of those bands I hear about constantly but always neglect to check them out.
as an Australian I dont often find your average Ozric cd in stores
or...any cds in stores really, Australia being utterly awful at CD supply of prog psychedelia especially
They have a track from the album you can listen to, but I don't think it represents the best of the album. Still groovy though.
Glad to see those guys got an album out, I really liked them when you posted them before
Also Kate Bush's son, thats pretty special
Additionally, my collector's edition copy of Storm Corrosion came today. Beautiful artwork, and I get 2 demos and an instrumental version, blu-ray copy etc etc. So worth it except I can't play the blu-ray on my mac. Ugh.
Pity you can't play the blu-ray, the surround mix is incredible. Obviously an album made with surround sound in mind.
All Steven Wilson albums are made with surround in mind, lol. I'm going to invest in a USB blu-ray reader so I can give it a listen. Plus sounds like a thing I should get anyway.
Nah, I would have, but they sold out
Now I have Clockwork Angels and the new Neal Morse album to look forward to. Although I think Storm Corrosion is going to be my album of the year. It just keeps getting better.
Typo, guys. Sorry, it's her nephew.
"is the nephew and heir of Kate Bush"
Not sure what that means though... heir, when she has a son :P
Sweet. Just found their first music video on prog rock magazine's website:
Don't know how many people on here know of Cog.
Fantastic Australian prog band from a few years ago. They released 3 albums and then broke up in 2010.