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Major Parkinson (Prog band from Noway) v. Blackbox
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:45:39 AM »
I recall seeing a few people mention them in the 2017 end of year album lists.

But for those who don't know them, they're a really cool cinematic at-times progressive rock band from Norway.

And they seem to be receiving more success with each album. Their album "Blackbox" I've noticed a lot of comments about not only here, but on other sites/social media.

So they just released a new single "Munchausen by Proxy," which I wonder if it was leftover but didn't fit the theme/concept of Blackbox. But it's up to check out and buy of course.

https://majorparkinson.bandcamp.com/track/munchausen-by-proxy


Blackbox ("Baseball" is a favorite of mine)

https://majorparkinson.bandcamp.com/album/blackbox


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Re: Major Parkinson (Prog band from Noway) v. Blackbox
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 05:26:30 PM »
Amazing band. Very influenced by Cardiacs and Nick Cave. Their last two albums are my favorites.

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Re: Major Parkinson (Prog band from Noway) v. Blackbox
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 08:16:03 PM »
bump.

their album "Songs from a Solitary Home" is being reimagined:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5p0Q9pp34n/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

"Coming very soon to a digital music vendor near you: a complete remake of Solitary Home, in a beautiful arrangement by our hero @joshuaj.greene, masterfully performed by @losalshowchoir, and guided by the brilliant director @davidmoellenkamp. We cannot wait to pour this bucket of music into the protracted tubes of the internet!
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Re: Major Parkinson (Prog band from Noway) v. Blackbox
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2019, 02:23:54 AM »
The keyboardist also plays in a really fun "circus prog" band called Moron Police; https://moronpolice1.bandcamp.com/album/defenders-of-the-small-yard

Fun story; back in 98 or so, I got to know some people in my home town who were holding a concert a few days later, and they had gotten wind that I liked to sing. So they asked if I wanted to participate as their vocalist, because their previous vocalist had just bailed. They were doing mostly Metallica-songs, which I was very comfortable in doing. The guy who played drums in that band is the aforementioned keyboardist.
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Re: Major Parkinson (Prog band from Noway) v. Blackbox
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2019, 06:30:46 AM »
I really gotta check this group out. Elite sent me Night Hitcher recently and it was impressive and unique. Love the vibe.
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Re: Major Parkinson (Prog band from Noway) v. Blackbox
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2019, 09:03:40 AM »
The keyboardist also plays in a really fun "circus prog" band called Moron Police; https://moronpolice1.bandcamp.com/album/defenders-of-the-small-yard

Fun story; back in 98 or so, I got to know some people in my home town who were holding a concert a few days later, and they had gotten wind that I liked to sing. So they asked if I wanted to participate as their vocalist, because their previous vocalist had just bailed. They were doing mostly Metallica-songs, which I was very comfortable in doing. The guy who played drums in that band is the aforementioned keyboardist.

nice story!

yeah I know and am friends with Sondre and Moron Police has found some fans here.

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Re: Major Parkinson (Prog band from Noway) v. Blackbox
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2019, 10:23:52 AM »
Should I give them a try if I love Moron Police?

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Re: Major Parkinson (Prog band from Noway) v. Blackbox
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2019, 10:50:26 AM »
definitely.

This is probably my favorite track by them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KlDckwEuMc

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Re: Major Parkinson (Prog band from Noway) v. Blackbox
« Reply #8 on: Today at 05:34:15 AM »
What album should I start with?

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Re: Major Parkinson (Prog band from Noway) v. Blackbox
« Reply #9 on: Today at 11:16:51 AM »
Twilight Cinema is my favorite, but I think Blackbox by many is considered their best, including on rateyourmusic.com

although Twilight Cinema has more overall ratings.

https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/major-parkinson/blackbox/