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by Octavian
Mon May 26, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Frost* (for music geeks)
Replies: 2
Views: 2232

I think Frost* are excellent. Most exciting new band I've heard since Transatlantic. Lucky me - they're touring Cardiff, supporting Spock's Beard. Should be the other way round if you ask me. :)
by Octavian
Mon May 26, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Face Book
Replies: 10
Views: 3726

I've been looking for you guys on FB for a while. It's got some marketing potential, either through conventional pay to click, or just through the potential of viral/guerilla marketing.

I hope you make a GH page/group for me to be a fan of.
by Octavian
Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Porcupine Tree
Replies: 37
Views: 10682

It's just better... :) Do you have Lightbulb Sun and The Sky Moves Sideways? Sun is the most consistently good album that PT have done, IMHO, but In Absentia includes Blackest Eyes and The Sound of Muzak, which are the best couple of tracks. The recent albums have been slightly too much Tool and not...
by Octavian
Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Glass Hammer Comp
Replies: 1
Views: 2034

Glass Hammer Comp

Glass Hammer Competition
I was delighted to see this on my local (UK) Prog label's website:
http://www.progrock.co.uk/acatalog/Competition.html

I don't know if they will ship the prize long distance, but there you go.
by Octavian
Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Slide guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

If it works, keep doing it! I say bin the pedal steel and stick with the wrench. ;)
by Octavian
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Slide guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

Slide guitar

As I listen to Chronometree I'm struck by just how much I like the steel guitar work. The demented sliding in Chronos Deliverer reminds me of Chris Squire's comment about Steve Howe's playing on Going For the One: "We know how he's doing it, we just don't know why." :) Any chance of more of the slid...
by Octavian
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Culture Of Ascent
Topic: Susie in the Hall of Fame
Replies: 4
Views: 3752

Heh. Very cool. Well done!
by Octavian
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Logo
Replies: 6
Views: 3320

If you can nail those SS into Ms, I think you've got a bona fide new logo. I'd wear it! :)
by Octavian
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Culture Of Ascent
Topic: South Side of the Sky
Replies: 11
Views: 6051

I have a new question. How many vocal tracks were used in SSOTS? Can you explain who was singing them? It feels like there are often 3 'groups' singing, some groups of just a solo line, others singing in harmony.
by Octavian
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Logo
Replies: 6
Views: 3320

It has symmetry by rotation :)

Now do one which is an optical fugue... ;)
by Octavian
Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Culture Of Ascent
Topic: South Side of the Sky
Replies: 11
Views: 6051

So... what did JA say when he heard the minor third? You had access to the horses mouth... :D
by Octavian
Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Culture Of Ascent
Topic: South Side of the Sky
Replies: 11
Views: 6051

Oh yeah? :twisted: I'm listening to both the Yes version and the somewhat better produced (but worse) Shadow Gallery version, and finally the Glass Hammer version. It sounds to me like the instruments are playing a perfect fifth on that quaver and only introduce the minor third later in the bar. It'...
by Octavian
Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Culture Of Ascent
Topic: Ember
Replies: 5
Views: 3970

:) I'm trained in music, not language, and all attempts I have ever made to write non prose have not been pretty. ;) I'm trying to work out why 'Danger here does dwell' pokes me. It feels like the kind of phrase no-one would say in conversation - you'd say 'It's dangerous here'. But poetry is all ab...
by Octavian
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Porcupine Tree
Replies: 37
Views: 10682

I like PT a lot. Blackest Eyes and the Sound of Muzak from In Absentia are absolutely essential listening, whilst Lightbulb Sun is a good general album. Floyd lovers should get The Sky Moves Sideways.

I'm not sure the last two albums are getting better, they seem heavier, but emptier.
by Octavian
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: On the matter of who we might "sound like"
Replies: 7
Views: 3809

Here's some references that I hear. Fred already denied the Peter Gabriel one. :) Lex Rex opening - Rush: Signals Era and Yes: The Remembering Chronometree - Genesis: Can Utility and the Coast Liners and Peter Gabriel: Don't Give Up, also obviously ELP. Shadowlands, Longer - Stravinsky, Firebird. Cu...