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 Post subject: Someone got me into old Liquid Tension Experiment
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edqH0ofRQrM

How did this not dominate rock when it was happening? How did I not know about this? These guys are unreal.

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Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edqH0ofRQrM

How did this not dominate rock when it was happening? How did I not know about this? These guys are unreal.


If you're into this sort of thing, you'd probably be into Dream Theater as well if you do not already know about them. The drummer of Liquid is Mike Portnoy who is the drummer for Dream Theater also. DT are even more talented and attempt to stuff even more pyrotechnical outbursts into their songs. All members except the dreadful singer are regularly voted to be the "best" musicians in the world in the various instrument magazines.

When it comes to proggy expert musicianship I prefer a bit more restraint and reach for early YES LPs. Fragile and Close to the Edge are so good.

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The Tales from Topographic Oceans double album was the go to seed separator album back in the day when bud was 35 bucks an ounce. Still, I prefer this newer stuff. There's some filler on Fragile like Cannes and Brahms though I admire Wakeman's effort.

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Tony Levin is wicked.
I would say go see him if you can but he is in his early 70's so I don't know how often he tours. Saw him twice and he was something else.
Thanks for sharing-had no idea about this band.


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Still Lit wrote:
Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edqH0ofRQrM

How did this not dominate rock when it was happening? How did I not know about this? These guys are unreal.


If you're into this sort of thing, you'd probably be into Dream Theater as well if you do not already know about them. The drummer of Liquid is Mike Portnoy who is the drummer for Dream Theater also. DT are even more talented and attempt to stuff even more pyrotechnical outbursts into their songs. All members except the dreadful singer are regularly voted to be the "best" musicians in the world in the various instrument magazines.

When it comes to proggy expert musicianship I prefer a bit more restraint and reach for early YES LPs. Fragile and Close to the Edge are so good.


Mike Portnoy is one of my favorite drummers. Fantastic percussion. John Pettruci can shred it.


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Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edqH0ofRQrM

How did this not dominate rock when it was happening? How did I not know about this? These guys are unreal.


Instrumental progressive metal.

I was listening to them, and Dream Theater in the 90's (among others). Avoid the Dream Theater vocals, as Lit alluded to.

There were some shred metal guitarists I listened to in the 80's... all instrumentals.

There are instrumental progressive metal bands from the 2000's that are fantastic too.


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We are due for another music thread :D



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I like this combo better than Dream Theatre. I agree that instrumental is the way to go, the vocals don't really add much with this level of sophistication.

Jordan Rudess kills it classically too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlugxV56mGo

Chopin's Revolutionary Etude is 1840s heavy metal.

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I find most music too noisy now-a-days, even stuff I formerly was really into. For some months, I have mostly only been listening to ambient music. I want mood and tranquility.

One of my current favorites (a 25 minute long-form ambient excursion):



This is pretty much the polar opposite of prog-metal. Some are surely going to find such music boring, but I think it is extremely engaging.

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I like that, Lit. I like ambient music. It just depends on what mood I'm in.

I also listen to some ambient and atmospheric instrumental prog metal.


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Havoc wrote:
I like that, Lit. I like ambient music. It just depends on what mood I'm in.

I also listen to some ambient and atmospheric instrumental prog metal.


I am neck deep in the contemporary ambient scene. Feel free to hit me up if you want some recommendations. Brian Leeds' Huerco S and Pedant projects are good starts. A comp called Bblisss is just that. Jan Jelinek's Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records is a stone cold classic.

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Laid back...




A harder edge...





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Still Lit wrote:
Havoc wrote:
I like that, Lit. I like ambient music. It just depends on what mood I'm in.

I also listen to some ambient and atmospheric instrumental prog metal.


I am neck deep in the contemporary ambient scene. Feel free to hit me up if you want some recommendations. Brian Leeds' Huerco S and Pedant projects are good starts. A comp called Bblisss is just that. Jan Jelinek's Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records is a stone cold classic.


OK cool. I will check out what you listed.


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My music for reading, studying and chilling is baroque. It's like ambient in mood, but more structured. Beauty of form without romantic and emotional excess really is the antidote to everything wrong in the zeitgeist. Everything goes back to Bach, including how instruments are tuned. As they described it in Fantasia, it is absolute music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o5r5G1ScEc

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I think Captain B. F. Pierce summarized it best, back in the glory years of the early 70s (IMO) :lol:

"I think once you've said that, you've said it all!"

http://youtu.be/0zWbpZPsrfc

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I think Walter (now Wendy!) Carlos' Switched on Bach with a early synths is still the best selling classical album of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc51cnV6YJI&t=338s

We are in a late stupid decadent phase in the culture. Twitter mobs, the Kardashians, screaming arguments by dumbass pundits about the NBA in November on ESPN. Bach is the antidote to all that trash.

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Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
I think Walter (now Wendy!) Carlos' Switched on Bach with a early synths is still the best selling classical album of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc51cnV6YJI&t=338s

We are in a late stupid decadent phase in the culture. Twitter mobs, the Kardashians, screaming arguments by dumbass pundits about the NBA in November on ESPN. Bach is the antidote to all that trash.


For our times, I think Romanticism is appropriate, none more than Chopin's Nocturnes, and especially Op. 9, No. 1 in B flat minor, and without a doubt, Brigitte Engerer's version. It's one of the most beautiful things a human ever produced.


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Webber's variations on Paganini



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On a different note, the remaster of And Justice for All finally dropped yesterday. I cannot wait to get my hands on it. Some of you will disagree, but you're simply wrong: And Justice was Metallica's last good album and it is the best thrash album ever recorded. Better than Puppets. How in the hell they descended from And Justice to the terrible shit they have put out since the shitty Black LP is beyond me.

And to the drummers who complain about how shitty Lars is, I don't care. His shitty drumming is spliced to perfection on And Justice.

But I digress: can't wait to throw the remaster on the turntable!

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. . . best thrash album ever recorded.
Is that an oxymoron?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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COR-TEN wrote:
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. . . best thrash album ever recorded.
Is that an oxymoron?

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Careful, Cor, you’re going to agitate all the middle aged metal heads around here.

Come on, you never rode the lightning when you were younger? 8-)

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Lenny and Glenn Gould:

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