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Discussion in 'Dan Swanö' started by Skaldir, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Skaldir

    Skaldir formerly known as Unicorn

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    I decided to open this thread to let people share their musical discoveries that could fit in the Swanö cosmos. :)

    I'd like to recommend the newest ASIA record "Omega".
    A few years ago I discovered Asia thorugh Dag's and Dan's recommendation. I also agreed the first two albums were the best.
    Recently I had to review their new album and its really great!
    The original line-up is back together and made a really strong art-rock album with nice refrains.
    Check out
    "Ever Yours" and
    "Listen Children"
     
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    Cerebus Symfoman

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    Good call, Asia is great, but on terms of the bands later era I think my favourite would be Silent Nation.


    My tip is swedish Moon Safari; strong symphonic rock with a lot of Beatles and Beach Boys inspiration.

     
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  3. Skaldir

    Skaldir formerly known as Unicorn

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    Thanks for the tip. I really like it and right now searching for this album
     
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    nacho220 DJ / musician / promotion

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    Sebastian Hardie - Four Moments | 1975

    I'll start there...I don't want to get too carried away with recommendations :p

    I'll also second the Moon Safari recommendation...although I prefer their debut album A Doorway to Summer | 2005
     
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    Beesson6606 In the Twilight World

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    I kinda like that first Asia song. It's got a very sincere quality to it. Kinda cheesy in a way too.
     
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    Asia rules. Not a weak moment on any of their first 2 albums! U.K. "Danger Money" rules too. For more "modern" prog-classic check out the early albums from Arena. Amazing stuff!
     
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    ...and by the way. it is against the law to not worship "The Thirst" from the first enchant album. Sometimes I wonder if they had heard Unicorn :) The chorus melody is a knock-off from our "Dhounth Sayh" part from "The azimuths of a brash" (written in 1990)
     
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    nacho220 DJ / musician / promotion

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    Dan, I just popped in Danger Money, classic, it never gets old!!! Good call. :D
     
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    Skaldir formerly known as Unicorn

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    Bought the "Blomljud" CD by Moon Safari now. thanks again for the tip, I'm loving it!
     
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    Good call! The new piece "Lover's End" can be preordered from recordheaven.net. Not sure if the ship to countries beyond scandinavia, though...

    samples:
     
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  11. Skaldir

    Skaldir formerly known as Unicorn

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    I'm a proud owner of Doorway to summer and Lover's End now :)
    "Heartland" from Lover's End is so so good! Really like that odd rhythm and the chorus is amazing.
    All together I think Blomljud is still the best record of them.

    Recently discovered Martin Orford's album "The old road"
    Pretty good album, that also features the ASIA singer on a few songs.
     
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    new Magic Pie is out - The Suffering Joy. It's a very pleasing new album, their third, featuring their new vocalist Eirikur Hauksson. I still miss Allan Olsen. For me he was their best singer. I highly recommend their previous albums as well, especially Motions of Desire. I know for those residing in the USA, Laser's Edge is now stocking the album in their shop. The album came out on Progress Records.
     
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    I haven't had much time to check out new music in the past 2 years. Maybe some people here don't know Vulture Industries yet? Didn't like their second album much though.



    For the past year I've been having a huge Motown / Funk Brothers addiction! Funny stuff! Note they have 2 drummers (sometimes even 3 on records!) They were pulled out from obscurity finally a decade ago by a docu, funny... finally getting the recognition they deserved, some of them dead and some more of them dying:



    I love the sound of the drums in the part from 3:40 to the end.
     
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    Definitely Silent Nation!!! And the early stuff.
    Thanks for tipping me off to UK Dan. I first heard them when you hosted WBWC a few years ago. Great band
     
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    Anekdoten - Ricochet is an amazing song, they have more good stuff, I only own the Gravity album so I can't say that there isn't more gems in their disco.

     
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