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Every fortnight, two progressive music lovers talk about all things related to progressive music with a unique Australian twist.

The Nine Eight Podcast David Ellis and Alexander Hogg

    • Arts
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Every fortnight, two progressive music lovers talk about all things related to progressive music with a unique Australian twist.

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    • 33 min
    Episode 77: How Has the Scene Changed?

    Episode 77: How Has the Scene Changed?

    This week, Hoggy and Dave muse over how the scene has changed in the last few years, and discuss (among other things) the new Dream Theater single, Invisible Monster.


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    Follow-Up


    Tina Arena defending the arts


    News


    Invisible Monster music video


    Geddy Lee writing a memoir


    Geddy and Alex talking about "The Bag"


    Octarine Sky


    Alex Canion, new EP Birthmark, self released out October 25. Lead off single, Sorrowtar


    Uncaged Festival


    FD Signifier on Kanye West


    Art as Catharis - Colonial Musical Education


    Follow-Out
    Art as Catharsis blog


    Interview with Daniel Nesci on The Nine Eight Podcast


    Album Reviews
    For Dave this week: Nat Birchall - Ancient Africa


    For Hoggy this week: Apocalypse and Chill by Delain


    For Dave - Kate Pass - Kohesia


    For Hoggy - A Dying Planet’s When the Skies are Grey


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 76: Track by Track: Leprous - Aphelion

    Episode 76: Track by Track: Leprous - Aphelion

    This week, Dave and Hoggy dive into our first impressions of the new Dream Theater album, our nickname for the new Marillion album title, a new Neal Morse project and then go track by track on the new Leprous record, Aphelion.
    NOTE: This was recorded live, together in Dave's new apartment a week after he left quarantine and moved in. That's why it sounds like we recorded in a cave. Normal service will resume on the next show


    Follow-Up


    Dream Theater Interview from DTHQ Part 1


    Pre order the new Marillion album, An Hour Before It's Dark


    News


    D'Virgilio, Morse & Jennings new project


    New Teramaze single - Modern Living Space


    Mark Hoskins from Karnivool on the podcast


    Contest to incentivise vaccination


    Leprous - Aphelion


    Album Reviews


    For Dave last week: Church Group self titled record


    For Hoggy last week: Michael Lapaj - Are You There


    For Dave this week: Nat Birchall - Ancient Africa


    For Hoggy this week: Apocalypse and Chill by Delain


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 75: Dream Theater's The Alien

    Episode 75: Dream Theater's The Alien

    This week, we discuss new albums from Marillion, Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Ross Jennings, SEIMS and the Daniel Wiggins Group. Side diversions into discussions about the effects of Brexit on band breakups, lockdowns, and the presence of the Bill Bruford back catalogue on streaming services.
    Then we delve into our main topic - the leadoff single from Dream Theater's forthcoming record: The Alien.


    Follow-Up


    Daniel Wiggins Guitar Playthrough


    News


    Pre order new Marillion album


    Toska splits up


    Pre order new Devin Townsend record


    Making of The Puzzle documentary, Part 1


    Devin Townsend discussing The Puzzle on his podcast


    Dave interviewing Ro and Jake about their collaboration EP


    New Ross Jennings song, Violet


    Bill Bruford solo work available on streaming


    New SEIMS song, Elegance Over Confidence


    New Dream Theater song, The Alien


    The Alien lyrics


    Dave and Hoggy talk about The Astonishing


    Album Reviews


    For Dave last week: Slowly Rolling Camera - Where the Streets Lead


    For Hoggy last week: Castanarc - The Sea of Broken Vows


    For Dave this week: Church Group self titled record


    For Hoggy this week: Michael Lapaj - Are You There


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Nine Eight Interview - with Ro and Jake from I Built The Sky!

    The Nine Eight Interview - with Ro and Jake from I Built The Sky!

    This week, Dave sits down with Ro of I Built The Sky and Jake Howsam Lowe (Plini, Helix Nebula) to discuss their new collaboration, Coalesce, available to pre-order from Bandcamp. This chat covers writing during lockdown, the creative process and the inevitable discussion of guitar gear when three guitarists get together for a chat


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 74: The Rise of InsideOut Music

    Episode 74: The Rise of InsideOut Music

    This week, Hoggy and Dave have big Dream Theater news. Then we talk about new music from Yes, Coldplay, Steve Hacket, Ro, a tour by Polaris and UK festivals. Then we get into our main topic: the rise of InsideOut Music as the label for prog music.


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    News


    Till Lindemann - Ich hasse Kinder The Short Movie


    New Coldplay song - Coloratura


    New single from Yes - The Ice Bridge


    Steve Hackett - Wingbeats


    Polaris Spring Tour


    Eric Clapton won't perform for a 'discriminated audience'


    InsideOut Music Artist Roster


    Meshuggah - Bleed Drum Cam


    Album Reviews


    For Dave last week: Falling Forever by Chassm


    For Hoggy last week: What Strange Beasts - The Maestro’s Tale


    For Dave this week: Slowly Rolling Camera - Where the Streets Lead


    For Hoggy this week: Castanarc - The Sea of Broken Vows


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    • 1 hr 5 min

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Theautumnrecess ,

Great prog news from down under!

So glad I found this podcast! I’ve been looking for a good way to discover new progressive rock and metal but couldn’t find a good place to look. This podcast gives such a great perspective on progressive music without being snobby about the style. Definitely 5 stars! Thanks!!!

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