Captain Ned wrote:
Gentle Giant. Much like a temporal discontinuity in HHGTTG, they're a band you have to sidle up alongside of and let them catch you unawares. Definitely in the "advanced prog" listening category.
Heh. Yeah, it only took 30-something years from the time I first heard them, to get to the point where I'm actually saying "Hey this is pretty cool!" instead of "WTF *was* that?!??"
It really did kind of "catch me unawares" too. I've had "Octopus" and "Free Hand" in my collection since practically forever, and re-listened to them once in a while (like every 3-5 years or so). I'd pretty much written them off as something I was never going to get into. But on a recent listen to "Free Hand" something finally clicked... guess they finally managed to worm their way into my brain. Maybe I've got a brain tumor or something.
Captain Ned wrote:
JBI: 15 YO Daughter was taking HS mid-terms last week. They're allowed MP3 players (anyone who takes the time to put all the cheat data into an MP3 player deserves the grade anyways) and she told me that she listened exclusively to Djam Karet as it was music relaxation but without words that would cause her to lose focus. She even likes Tales From a Topographic Ocean.
At least I've done one thing right in my life.
I've failed miserably at getting anyone else in my immediate family to listen to prog, jazz/rock fusion, or "Euro-jazz" (in the vein of much of ECM's catalog). Wife and oldest daughter listen to pretty much anything but; son is into electronica; other daughter is into punk and folk-punk. Wife, oldest daughter, and son are at least OK with mid-period Rush, that's about as close as it gets!
At least I'm responsible for 2 other people in the world getting turned on to Djam Karet!
The years just pass like trains. I wave, but they don't slow down.
-- Steven Wilson