Friday, October 14, 2005

First Posting

First Posting

This is my first posting on this blog and hopefully not my last. Not sure what I will be saying here. The title may give some indication. I am a Doc and I love Prog. Not necessarily related though! I have written some reviews for Amazon.co.uk which can be found here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/cm/member-glance/-/A29ICMNLMF9MT2/202-9093739-6124648

Let’s see if I can now post this on the site!!

5 Comments:

Blogger John said...

That's a ton of reviews over on Amazon. Our tastes are somewhat similar. I added the Wobbler release to my want list based on your review.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Barrie Sillars said...

Hi John,

Glad you liked the review enough to purchase. If you like Swedish prog of the Anekdoten, Anglagard, White Willow kind with lots of mellotron, synths and other types of antique analogue keyboards. Great stuff!!Another new band from similar climes are Liquid Scarlet. They are pretty good too. I think they have a new album due out soon.

10:23 AM  
Blogger John said...

I've very familiar with both Anekdoten and Anglagard, and I've seen them perform live at Nearfest. I'm interested in White Willow, but haven't taken the plunge yet. My current favorite Swedish prog CD is the Morte Macabre release, with musicians from Landberk and Anekdoten. I'm considering picking up something by Carptree and A.C.T next on my Swedish wish list.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Barrie Sillars said...

Hi John,

Yes, Morte Macabre is an impressive CD. That title track I think is incredible. The interplay between the guitarists is wonderful. Reine Fiske is a brilliant guitarist. I never felt Landberk themselves lived up to their potential, though the first Paatos album which he and Stefan Dimle appear is pretty good. Fiske was sorely missed on their second. White Willow are interesting. I think they are good, but sometimes find them a bit too folky, pretty and wistful. Though their last, Storm Season was much harder edged and I think their best. I was thinking about Carptree too, but not familiar with A.C.T. so will have to check that out. I was listening to another great Swedish artist yesterday, Par Lindh. His albums are pretty good, very classical and ELP-ish. I also admire Roine Stolt’s work. I love The Tangent by the way, excellent stuff.

Barrie.

12:19 PM  
Blogger John said...

"Interplay" is a great word to use to describe our kind of music.

1:41 PM  

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