Saturday, April 28, 2012

Epic Rock Talk April 19th/20th 2012

The 4th and probably "most epic" or long-winded. My apologies for the clipping at times, although if you lower the volume enough, it's not so notice-able (I found). But certainly the next show, I plan to lower and back-off the mic more. And perhaps we may switch places/mics, but that may not impact the odds of a hot microphone.

Another announcement is the frequency, if all goes well, we look to make these long discussed-chats about music, like once per month, instead of once every 3 months.

And, we also are thinking about doing some things with youtube/video and maybe a different stream source other than soundcloud (Podomatic? perphaps).

But in the mean time, this is about 2.5 hours of our babbling and mastubatory namedropping (and brain lapsing) that we both follow, and think there are at least some people who also follow or appreciate some of this along with the efforts :p.

2012 FTW!

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Shadow Gallery - Yes song Release, Release
Pepe Deluxe - Queen of the Wave -> (Janelle Monae, Ennio Morricone, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who, Dick Dale, Kimbra)
For the Imperium
Alcest (Long Distance Calling, Klimt 1918-U2 Post Rock, East of the Wall)
Woods of Ypress (Shining)
Vaura (Solstafir, Toby Driver/maudlin of the Well/Kayo Dot and Dysrthymia-opened for Cynic)
Dysrthymia - at Nearfest 2002
Torche (U2 and Motorhead..more U2 on new album...Baroness or Mastodon went Poppy)
Feistodon (Tori Amos..covered Slayer-Reign in Blood..Kimbra-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Anathema - (Weather Systems, We're Because We're Here..Kscope Daniel Cavanagh interview..Marillion Brave vs Afraid of Sunlight..)
Beach House - (Animal Collective, Radiohead, Sigur Ros-Inni)
Sigur Ros - Valtari, Heima..Pat Metheny..heal music..Jonsi
Abigail album Agalloch-in-the-Throne-Room (Wolves ittr)
Paradise Lost (Symphony X album, Arjen Lucassen project..not Ayreon or Star One. Within Temptation, Stream of Passion.Katatonia-save for the vocal style which are closer to thrash vocals)
For the Imperium (Faith No More, Avenged Sevenfold, Protest the Hero, Coheed and Cambria, Between the Buried and Me, Dog Fashion Disco-Casey Crescenzo/The Dear Hunter
..Painted in Exile, Leprous, Ne Obliviscaris Hotel of the Laughing Tree..John Lennon tune Working Class Heroine..Roth-Van Halen..Devin Townsend..Finland's System of a Down
Pop+Metal+Chaos..What's Left of Her)
Rush - Headlong Flight (song) Linkin Park on 93X competition..Snakes and Arrows Vapor Trails
Van Halen - new album
Big Wreck (The Tea Party, I Mother Earth)
Steven Wilson - Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, Storm Corrosion, Blackfield
Storm Corrosion..(Opeth's Heritage, Steven Wilson's Grace For Drowning..Sigur Ros)
OSI - Fire Make Thunder..Blood..Free..John Arch, Mike Portnoy..Fates Warning..Kevin Moore..Mikael Akerfeldt..Daniel Gildenlow in OSI, Transatlantic-Second Nature. Tour
Chicago Prog Festival..Kevin Moore..Arch/Matheos
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum..Dream Theater/Marillion tours..Kevin Gilbert Shaming of the True show..Crimson Project)
Marillion fan weekends/Fish setlist..Dream Theater sets..Mike Portnoy songs..Don't Look Past Me..Space Dye-Vest James LaBrie/Jordan Rudess (not John Petrucci!) played live
Miracles of Modern Science ..Jim DeRogatis, Kiss Kiss, The Receiving End of Sirens
House of Fools album vs Live and Learn, Keane and The Flaming Lips (The Dear Hunter) Northern Abbey (the river empires), Forest Park (Typhoon)..not like Sigur Ros and Explosions in the Sky..Portland..menomena, Ramona Falls

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The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath, Amputechture, Noctourniquet (Primus on Meth/Tom Waits, In Absentia-Porcupine Tree, dredg-The Pariah
Deantoni Parks-Omar Rodriguez-Lopez drummer)

Flying Colors - (Jellyfish, Kevin Gilbert, not overwhelming like-Transatlantic U2, Casey McPherson, Nick D'Virgilio, Alpha Rev)
Alpha Rev (Face Down, Josh Rouse, Hall & Oates, Endochine)
Neal Morse (Ayreon, Jordan Rudess-same keyboard patches)
Spawn of Possession (Obscura)
Textures (djent, Thge Faceless, "Reaching Home" single)
Meshuggah (Periphery, SikTh.. I [EP]...Opeth-Ghost Reveries, Deliverance..Sigur Ros-respect more than like)
djent - Slight Meshuggah (Devin Townsend said about Punky Brewster "let's milk it!")
"Meshuggah's ripping off Periphery with their new album"
Periphery (Meshuggah, Metallica..IQ, Circa Survive.."it's not that you're not good at what you do, it's what you do doesn't nmatter")
SikTh (Protest the Hero, Between the Buried and Me, Cynic..Painted in Exile)
Cynic - The Portal Tapes, Carbon Based Anatomy (26mins delete 30 seconds)
Dimension Act - (Dream Theater, Everygrey, Pagan's Mind..Soundscape, Jim Matheos, Leprous, Daniel J)
Daniel Jacobic
Circus Maximus (Between Two Skies- dredg, Tool)
Goat Whore- Blackened Thrash metal (Enditol, Vektor)
New Death Sensation - Instrumental Post Metal (Animals as Leaders liked Post-Metal instead of djent..Jazzy Post-Metal..
note. - post rock with samples..their album is available for free
Toria (Woods of Ypress..
100 Ft Snowman (greatest example of a band who had a chance and got scrued. King's X 2.0)
The Pax Cecilia
Shelter Red (Porcupine Tree, Russian Circles 1st album)
Distrails (last EP like Pink floyd..piano player has condition Ehlers like Carpel Tunnel..Jared the singer/guitarist from Telescreen
who opened for dredg)
Long Distance Calling
Mental Architects - if Hella did Post Rock..mid-tempo Post Rock
Gatherer - (used to be called This City Sunrise) screaming
(used to be This City Sunrise-vocals almost like The Fall of Troy..not Hella exactly, O'brother-opened for The Dear Hunter, Timbre)
Drudkh - Alcest folky/atmospheric black metal...Vaura..Subterranean Masquerade, Ne Obliviscaris
Ne Obliviscaris - massive record
Cannibal Corpse
Tenacious D - 5 minute promo, Pick of Destiny movie, s/t album
Mekong Delta - prog metal
Arafel - For Battles Once Fought (Green Carnation - Light of Day, Day of Darkness, Disillusion)..riffs, energy, folky black metal
Disillusion - atmospheric..Primordial-thought they were industrial, but if Blind Guardian did black metal)
Gorod - A Perfect Absolution, Augury
Lehto & Wright - Shenandoah, November, Children's Songs...Jethro Tull: Children's Songs is their Thick as a Brick, November is their War Child
Ian Anderson - Thick as a Brick 2..Thick as a Brick vs A Passion Play...Dream Theater Awake vs Scenes From a Memory
Josh Benash - ex-Kiss Kiss member solo album. Vuvuzela-another project coming from him soon.

Sucre - A Minor Bird debut album, Mutemath drummer Darren King..Eisley-hipster female Fleet Foxes singer..Warpaint are much better than..+ Canon Blue's Jeremy Larson whose
background in orchestration..The River Empires, Brooke Waggoner, Timbre and Bjork
Mercies new EP..
Riversfest ..Mutemath is coming ..Tool and Dave Mathesvs Rock the Garden - Jordan Gatesmith of Howler..all local bands except Tune-Yards

Crippled Black Phoenix - (Mankind) the Crafty Ape..Ennio Morricone and Pink Floyd..former members of Mogwai..last album
they covered Journey's Of a Lifetime..mark Zonder loves early Journey
Jazzkamikaze - no vocals..they returned to their original instrumental jazz sound

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Ian Anderson - TAAB 2..better than Yes album Fly From Here

Tokyo Jihen, Big Wreck, The Chap, Steve Hogarth & Richard Barbieri
Lost Lander -

British Theatre - Oceansize spinoff..a little like Home & Minor
Water & Bodies and Kaddisfly..Horses Galloping on Sailboats prediction, will come out.
Oedipus - Vicious Little the vein of Biffy clyro, Fair to Midland, Muse
Kayo Dot - Gamma Knife..Choirs of the Eye, Coyote

Ramona Falls - Prophet..1 track DJ Shadow meets Porcupine Tree..Intuit, Menomena..paralell The Receiving End of Sirens and The Dear Hunter
new Menomena coming
Diablo Swing Orchestra
Akphaezya - little like Unexpect or Diablo Swing Orchestra
The Flower Kings
Kimbra - Vows

DVDs: Karnivool, The Receiving End of Sirens, dredg-making of Catch Without Arms..Horse the Band doc, it should be put online
Bed of Stars - new EP..singer sounds like Jimmy Gnecco of Ours
The Book of Right On
Brice Plays Drums - Man the Animal Cannon..more jazzy..The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra
Emanuel & the Fear - new song "Hooble" is album should be heavy
Everything Everything
The River Empires - Casey Crescenzo
Flood - female singer Chloe Alper, from Pure Reason Revolution..bass player from Phoenix involved
The Gathering..Anneke van Giersbergen solo album..The Gathering have a new song 9min Pink Floyd-y..Mandylion
Anneke involved in new Devin album
Gojira - Le Sauvage..From Mars to Sirius and The Way of the Flesh...polar opposite of Meshuggah
Ihsahn - metal with saxophone. More star-studded version of After
Judgement Day - Polar Shift acoustic album, kickstarter
The Age of Rockets - Adults kickstarter campaign
Local Natives
Media Addicts - jazz fusion from Minnesota Brice Plays Drums, The Bad Plus
Marillion - Sounds that Can't Be Made, Dream Theater, Rush..Transatlantic
Muse - last record ..OSI- Free
Ne Obliviscaris
Neverending White Lights
Painted in Exile
The Reign of Kindo - album coming likely in fall. Between the Buried and Me..Kimbra "Something in the Way You Are" TROK "Something in the Way That You Are"..Kimbra knew As Tall As Lions. Gotye/Kimbra show. Kimbra listened to The Dear Hunter's The Color Spectrum
Rush - Clockwork Angels
Agalloch - new EP..1 20 minute song like Meshuggah's I, Samples?
Brooke Waggoner - classical, orchestral pop but better than Regina Spektor and Joanna Newsom but better. Timbre too.
The Faceless..Metal Blade Records didn't allow an interview..Cynic-vibe. Planetary Duality vs Akeldama
Klimt 1918 - Die Sentimenale Dugend
Sir Video
Chronicles of Israfel
Self - Beck..Apes and Androids..Matt Mahaffey'project. Matt did soundtracks to Disney movies and also bartender. Jellyfish, Weezer
Devin Townsend - Ghost 2, Ziltoid squared. 9 disc boxed Set. Also new mellow project Conformity of Cool?.. Ghost..Ocean Machine, terria, Ki
Deconstruction..lot of touring. Like Ours..never came, then came to town many times. dredg too. Circa Survive tour.
Fair to Midland - Dead Letter Circus tour again. Fair to Midland new rythm section.
Dead Letter Circus - good live band. best band on Animals as Leaders tour. Karnivool and them surpassing Fair to Midland
DLC on Summerian Records
Waiting for Painted in Exile to get signed by Summerian Records. They are like Ne Obliviscaris
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving - niche band
Ne Obliviscaris 0 massive record. How big will they get. Will the prog part get in the way. Opeth tour? or For the Imperium
Judgment Day and Ne Obliviscaris = dream tour.
Ne Obliviscaris - drummer quit, new drummer.
Spock's Beard - Ted Leonard new singer
Enchant - also with Ted
Fates Warning won't tour the US..
Prog won't tour the US unless your Dream Theater
3..barely able to tour. On Cynic tour
Ours - Slash, Velvet Revolver..Miles Kennedy of Alter Bridge now singing with Slash. Miles filled in for Axl Rose at the Rock Hall of Fame.
Bend Sinister - put out the EP On My Mind, full length coming.
Annuals - Born Raised
Archive - british band like Pure Reason Revolution, last album Controlling Crowds..You All Look the Same to Me- Pink Floyd Animals-like
Affector - Ted leonard
Blackfield - Steven Wilson contributed 1 or 2 songs
Cloud Cult
Cynic - lot more Metal than Carbon Based Anatomy
The Flowers Kings - Banks of Eden..Unfold the Future been bored by since. Daniel Gildenlow of Pain of Salvation. Spock's Beard with Neal Morse.
Last Spock's Beard album. Nick D'Virgilio. Casey McPherson.
The Anabasis - Ryo Okumoto and Kirk's Nosehair. More prog rock than fusion. Not Anubis Gate
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid II - concept album, pop, souful, funky songs. 1 song sounds like theme from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
mainstream like Muse
Kimbra - mainstream, Gotye song #1 on billboard. Video mentions The Dear Hunter, Miles Davis, The Mars Volta, Mew. The artist the prog scene
needs to get big..Peter U2 or Metallica.
My Latest Novel
Next show, adding new formats..Apes and Androids, El Cielo

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Episode 3: End of 2011/New Studio

Epic Rock Talk Ep3 Part 1 by epicrocktalk3

Epic Rock Talk Episode 3 part 2 by epicrocktalk3

Dream Theater (Red, Ra)
The Dear Hunter (Flying Colors)
Scale the Summit (Mono, Pelican, Isis)
Devin Townsend (Apes and Androids, Strapping Young Lad, Marillion)
Daniel J (Orphaned Land)
Mastodon (Between the Buried and Me, Protest the Hero, Skeleton Staff, House of Fools,
Animals as Leaders (Liquid Tension Experiment, Platypus, Cloudkicker)
Djent (Born of Osiris, Attack Attack, Djentstep/Dubstep, Autotune, Imogen Heap, Cynic, Peter Frampton)
Iced Earth
Revocation (Last Chance to Reason, Dead Letter Circus, Fair to Midland, What's Left of Her, Solstafir, Steven Wilson, Hands of Despair, For the Imperium)
November's Doom (Subterranean Masquerade, Novembre, Klimt 1918, Katatonia)
Doom Metal (Zebulon Pike)
Metal Evolution Documentary
Black Metal (Gloriabelly, False, Alcest, Meshuggah)
Protest the Hero (Coheed and Cambria, Muse, Between the Buried and Me, Zero Hour)
Erick Serna and the Killing Floor (The Dear Hunter, Trent Romens, The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, The House Harkonnen, Nicole Atkins)
dredg (King's X, Pain of Salvation, Marillion, Dream Theater)The Dear Hunter
Apes and Androids
The Stiletto Formal
Hotel of the Laughing Tree
Margot & the Nuclear So & So's
The Baltic Sea
Radical Face
Bruce Peninsula
Neverending White Lights (Bed of Stars, Dallas Green)
Team Me
*Shels (Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Younger Brother, Tokyo Jihen)
The Book of Right On
House of Fools
Ne Obliviscaris
Lehto & Wright
The Age of Rockets (Rosetta)
Fates Warning (Arch/Matheos, OSI)
The Reign of Kindo (Steven Wilson)
Crippled Black Phoenix (Godspeed You Black Emperor, Clann Zu)
Emanuel & the Fear
Spawn of Possession (Subterranean Masquerade)
The Faceless
Cynic (Metal Evolution Documentary: Fates Warning, Between the Buried and Me maudlin of the Well, SikTh, Pain of Salvation, Porcupine Tree)
Local Natives Warpaint
Flying Colors (John Sykes, Derek Sherinian)
The Mars Volta

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

7/5/11 Abbreviated 2nd Show

Epic Rock Talk Mark II (shorter) BOOSTED by epicrocktalk1

here's the 2nd show. more to add about it soon, but just for now, it's obviously shorter than the 1st one at 49 minutes. Time constraints basically.

EDIT: the Audio (GAIN) has been boosted. But just a warning, it creates a staticy/snowy/cloudy kind of texture in the background. But we, especially Josh may be more easily heard now at least. I guess in the future, we'll try and speak closer to the mics or just louder in general. Assuming everything else is the same (and not using a different recording setup).

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hello - Test Run

So this is an experiment for 2 music addicts that also have our own individual blogs.


That Drummer Guy's Music Blog.

Epic Rock Talk Pilot Episode by epicrocktalk1

There's a lot more to elaborate about this, in the near future. But just right away, this podcast will be likely long extensive, tangent-filled conversations about music, mostly Rock music.

The quality, is unclear, but this 1st recording that is above, is a gorilla-type recording. We did it in person, with audacity software. The shows that we look to make after this may vary in quality given we're not sure how they will be made. And also how often. It may be once-a-month. It may be only a few times a year. Or maybe more often. Skype, radio station assistance, or other options are still being explored.

One other note to add, our influences or reason to want to do this, was the fact (at least myself) being a fan of such programs as UsedBin Radio, Sound Opinions and other extensive entertainment-related programs (Siskel and Ebert/At the Movies, Kevin Pollak Chat Show and others).