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Frost* => Frost* => Topic started by: mr_john on December 16, 2010, 10:51:05 AM

Title: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: mr_john on December 16, 2010, 10:51:05 AM
I was wracking my brains a couple of days ago trying to remember how I first heard of the band. My love of Prog really developed in the past 10 years which led me to discovering a bunch of "modern" prog bands such as Porcupine Tree, Pineapple Thief, Big Big Train, Spocks Beard, Dream Theatre and Frost. I know a few of those bands have been going a good few years but to me they were new prog!!

I have a feeling that I must have read about Frost* somewhere but can't remember where or why. Certainly remember checking out the Wikipedia page. Most likely a review or mention in Classic Rock or some other prog-related magazine/website....

Anywho - how about you?
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: El_Mayonnaise on December 16, 2010, 11:17:29 AM
TBE playing pocket sun on youtube. And then a mention in Portnoy's top 10 albums of the year. And then BLM happened. :lol:
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: mr_john on December 16, 2010, 11:41:52 AM
Quote from: "El_Mayonnaise"
TBE playing pocket sun on youtube. And then a mention in Portnoy's top 10 albums of the year. And then BLM happened. :lol:

Ahh you know I think the MP mention might have been my starting point too!!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Gandalf1986 on December 16, 2010, 12:08:41 PM
Milliontown was my first review on italian unprogged.com and it was suggested by a friend of mine who loves the band! :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 16, 2010, 12:19:52 PM
My boss read a review of Milliontown in Powerplays magazine thought it would be the kind of thing I'd like so showed me the review and I went out and bought it :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Pedro on December 16, 2010, 12:26:08 PM
I discovered that a colleague at work was similarly Prog-minded during a car journey from Munich airport to Regensburg in 2006. We'd not worked together before so out poured the tales of Genesis and Yes gigs, etc.
When we got to the topic of (then) currently still active bands, he pointed me towards Arena and IQ and the names Mitchell and Jowitt were mentioned with reference to their talent and appearance in more than one band.

While digging a bit deeper into these new finds, reference to a new project called "Frost*" popped up and a clip of BLM was heard....the steady and on-going slide into madness, fun and biscuit abuse began from that point.

I will always be grateful to my ProgPal for "waking me up" to the current Prog scene - his name is Ritchie Whitwell and he appears in the Supporting Cast for the Derby DVD shoot cos he was there too. :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: JakeWorrell on December 16, 2010, 12:30:37 PM
I was looking at porcupine tree albums on facebook and was looking out for new music at the time so spotted milliontown in the 'people who bought this also bought' section. I thought it looked interesting so I gave it a listen on napster. I've been hooked ever since! This was probably a good 3 or 4 years ago now.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on December 16, 2010, 12:44:46 PM
back in 2005 (2006?), Black Light Machine was made available for free somewhere, and someone on www.auralmoon.com (http://www.auralmoon.com) linked to it.  I downloaded it and have never looked back.  it came at a stressful time in my life, and I must have listened to Milliontown a million times that year. and I still do!  it's right at the top of my desert island list.

seeing the band live (and meeting them!) at Rosfest 2009 was a memory I will cherish always.  that and meeting all you fine folks!

 8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: gr8gonzo on December 16, 2010, 01:04:39 PM
Early 2007, I believe. It was one of those iTunes "people who bought this also bought THIS" things. I listened to the clips from Milliontown and bought it immediately. Some time later, I bought the CD, too.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on December 16, 2010, 01:08:38 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
some time later, I bought the CD, too.

I think I still need to do that, but it's $173.38 at Amazon right now!   :shock:  :o  8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: catherine on December 16, 2010, 01:13:05 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
some time later, I bought the CD, too.

I think I still need to do that, but it's $173.38 at Amazon right now!   :shock:  :o  8-)

And worth every penny of that as well!

It's a lot cheaper at amazon.co.uk (http://http://www.amazon.co.uk/Milliontown-Frost/dp/B00354MF4M/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1292505116&sr=1-1)...
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on December 16, 2010, 01:15:58 PM
well, with the exchange rate what it is....


heh   8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: MarkOneMusic on December 16, 2010, 01:25:26 PM
Twas during a particularly manic game of following the 'People who bought this also bought this' trail on Amazon that led me to Milliontown. (I think I started off at one of the Spock's albums, but I can't be sure.)

And to be honest I went with it blind - no MP3 snippets, just trust in the fact that like-minded proglodites liked it.

It was much, much later it occurred to me to look for a forum too :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Drarok on December 16, 2010, 01:34:05 PM
Strangely I was just thinking about this the other day.
I remember my very 1st listen anything Frost*, but no idea how I arrived at it.

It was the YouTube video where Jem is describing the solo in Black Light Machine, and mentions Screaming On The Beaches (I think?) by It Bites... I can't find the video on YouTube anymore, it was uploaded before the planetfrost account was created.

For those that haven't seen this video, it's Jem describing the creative processes behind BLM, how it started off, how that evolved and the like, all with sound clips from his trusty Mac and him playing parts live on-camera... A little Steve Vai impersonation (of playing style - but on keyboard), all wrapped up in a package by a cheeky chappy adorned with a lovely English accent.

It took a little work to figure out the band (I had to google Black Light Machine to get it :lol:), and then I must admit that I downloaded Milliontown from the Internets for free - but worry not, I have since paid for it and EIMA, tshirts, gigs and whatnot. ;)

I'd love to know the path I took from whatever I was watching on YouTube to Jem deconstructing a song!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: D S on December 16, 2010, 01:38:07 PM
I just checked to be sure I wasn't imagining this but it is correct.  I actually ordered the Milliontown CD on the day of its release (24 July 2006) without having heard a note of it, purely on the strength of a) who was on it (JM & JJ) and b) the glowing pre-release reviews of people whose musical taste I shared and trusted.  As soon as the piano riff of Hyperventilate came on, I knew that this had been a good purchase, by BLM I was won over and by the end of Milliontown, I knew my world was now officially a better place!  8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mooncat on December 16, 2010, 02:33:18 PM
Symbiant circle time -
I was at Music Live watching a Roland demo by Craig Blundell, and chatting to him afterwards when along comes a guy wanting to interview drummers for some research he's doing. Craig agrees to do the questionnaire later, but then points out another 'famous' drummer in the shape of TBE. The first question was 'What heads do you use?' to which TBE replied, 'round ones'. :lol:  :lol:
A few weeks later (after some intensive googling) I bumped into him at an IB gig (the first tour with JM) and promptly started studying with him for the next 9-12 months. During this time he switched me on to a lot of stuff (Porcupine Tree, Spoks Beard etc) but also made mention of a project he was involved with called Frost*.
Promptly downloaded from iTunes, closely followed by purchasing a hard copy, and the rest, as they say, is history.

(the circle now being completed by Blunders joining the band.............) Spooky eh?
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: daveyb on December 16, 2010, 03:11:19 PM
IT BITES are 1 of my fave bands ever & when I heard they were reforming a few years ago with a certain John Mitchell taking over on vocals & guitar,I just had to be at their opening gig at Workington,Cumbria-an amazing night,well after browsing the net lookin at other projects John Mitchell was into,I came across this band called FROST;the first thing I listened to was MILLIONTOWN,it absolutely blew mw away and I can honestly say that this track is my favourite song ever.Now have all 3 albums,seen them live in manchester & cant wait for the dvd
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: mr_john on December 16, 2010, 03:26:26 PM
Hmm stories of It Bites reminds me that I think another link for me was the Kino album (on which JM plays of course) so I might have used Wikipedia to discover more of his work and so on....

Interesting that it seems most of us came via word of motuh or 'users also bought' type scenarios. I suppose that element of discovering a band without all the internet-hype/magazine coverage etc adds to the family spirit that permeates this board and the band!

At least I think it's family spririt.... could be the essence of stale Hob Nobs to be honest  :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on December 16, 2010, 04:10:11 PM
interestingly (for me, anyway!)I discovered It Bites and Kino and other JM projects, and tinyfish after I learned of Frost*. Frost* has led me to much wonderful music and wonderful people, too!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 16, 2010, 04:16:07 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
interestingly (for me, anyway!)I discovered It Bites and Kino and other JM projects, and tinyfish after I learned of Frost*. Frost* has led me to much wonderful music and wonderful people, too!

Same here although I'd heard of Kino and It Bites I didn't actually listen to either until I knew of JM through Frost* :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 16, 2010, 04:24:50 PM
Quote from: "MikeEvs"
My boss read a review of Milliontown in Powerplays magazine thought it would be the kind of thing I'd like so showed me the review and I went out and bought it :D

I knew it was something like that but I just looked up my order history on amazon to see when I actually bought it and remembered what actually happened is that my boss read the review in Powerplays magazine downloaded it from a not very reputable internet site probably for free wasn't that keen on it but thought I'd like it so gave the mp3's to me,  I purchased the actual CD on the 5th of October 2006 at the same time I ordered Evergrey - Monday Morning Apocalypse , GPS - Windows to the soul and Porcupine Tree - Stars Die
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Ben Y-S on December 16, 2010, 05:21:31 PM
T'was in support of Dream Theater back in June of last year. Regrettably it wasn't earlier so I couldn't fully appreciate their brilliance completely, but I was totally sold when I heard Dear Dead Days live =P
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: LivingForever on December 16, 2010, 06:13:25 PM
I think it was relatively shortly after the release of Milliontown - a thread on the now-defunct Genesis forum told me I should check them out, so I did.

Was very pleased to find that John Mitchell was on it, since I'd loved the Kino album... embarrassingly my Mitchell-fandom led me to believe that he was the lead vocalist all the way through, something which I carried on believing until about the 4th listen. I can remember getting a bit annoyed after the first couple of plays- "I wish they hadn't put quite so many effects on his voice all the way through, sometimes you can barely even tell it's him singing..."
 
 :oops:

Anyway, I loved it from the very first play, I'd never heard anything quite like it. And still haven't, to be honest!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: SmartUK on December 16, 2010, 06:32:31 PM
Fro me, it starts with the original It Bites in the late 80s/early 90s, then Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings, Transatlantic, new It Bites and, via John Mitchell, Frost*.  I've been a Genesis/Yes/Rush fan since the 70s, thanks to my brother playing it all at loud volume from his room!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mooman on December 16, 2010, 06:56:49 PM
When Frost* were supporting Dream Theater back when, I saw the name and went to wikipedia. Completely blanked what other claims to prog everyone had (until a lot lot later, silly me :oops: ) and looked for album and track listings. Then a quick dash to youtube, First song was Hyperventilate, and I was hooked.

Then I heard Black Light Machine. My ears didn't know what to do with themselves, and I instantly was a fan (and was looking forward to Frost* more than I was Dream Theater!)

Showed the guys to my brother who was coming with me, and his first reaction was: "That John Mitchell guy looks a lot like Rich Hall!" :lol:

It Bites, Arena, IQ, Kino all were "discovered" by me earlier this year, can't believe I waited this long!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mouse on December 16, 2010, 07:44:41 PM
I first heard Black Light Machine on a free CD that came with Classic Rock in 2006. I listened to it and thought it was beserk, but brilliant. Really brilliant. I remember reading an article on them in said magazine where Jem had said something like they weren't going to do any more as they were all too busy. So I was sad, put them out of mind and continued living for about a year...

In 2007, my Brother (who was living in Leeds at the time) bought me tickets to see Spock's Beard as a present. I'd discovered them at the same time I'd discovered Frost* (from the same source) and was jolly excited. A short while later, I was told that they were going to be supported by a band called Frost*. "Oh, I've got a song by them! It was quite good." I chirped. I dug it out and played it again to remind myself. Cor blimey. That did the trick. Now, find them on the Internet. What else have they done...?

Then I found the Frost* Reports. And that was that. It was the episode where Jem takes on an 808 drum machine, which I reckon was a perfect starting point.  :lol:  :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Pumpkin King on December 16, 2010, 09:15:58 PM
I'm pretty sure I discovered them through ProgArchives (great website to find prog music for those who don't know). I then bought Milliontown and listened to the album the whole way through. I was pretty amazed. I still remember listening to the keyboard solo in Black Light Machine over and over again. Best keyboard solo I've ever heard.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: David on December 16, 2010, 09:39:57 PM
Quote from: "SmartUK"
Fro me, it starts with the original It Bites in the late 80s/early 90s, then Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings, Transatlantic, new It Bites and, via John Mitchell, Frost*.  I've been a Genesis/Yes/Rush fan since the 70s, thanks to my brother playing it all at loud volume from his room!
How strange is this... almost the story of my life!  8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Pedro on December 16, 2010, 09:47:46 PM
Welcome aboard Pumpkin King!

It is great to hear all these tales.  :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Tricky on December 16, 2010, 09:58:40 PM
I think I started a thread on this very topic back in the old forum...  :)
For me it was a guy on Amazon who had reviewed various other 'interesting' progressive bands.  His description of Milliontown led me to search on Progarchives, where I found BLM; and from there I was hooked.

The guy's name: D B Sillars.  Check out his Amazon reviews - very insightful.  Unfortunately he hasn't done any for a long while.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: L33VEY on December 16, 2010, 10:27:29 PM
What a brilliant question.  Like Mouse I picked up what was for me a rare purchase of Classic Rock's Special Prog edition and the CD "Shine On".  Had Porcupine Tree, Spocks Beard, Flower Kings and BLM tucked away near the end.

Life was strange at the time late in 2006- had to move over the road while the Russians came in to underpin our house.  I was deep in Radio 2 land at the time.  1976 I'd been listening to Yes & Genesis.  2006 I had stuff by Snow Patrol, Embrace and Katie Melua.

Liked BLM enough to have a look at Frost* on Myspace - heard Hyperventilate and the last part of Milliontown and BAM.  Went to see them support The Flower Kings at La Scala - if this was their last gig then I had to be there.  Hyperventilate, BLM and Milliontown - all over in 40 minutes.  They were all in the bar afterwards, so politely butting into Jem's conversation, got him to sign my CD, and wished him the best with whatever he choose to do in future, and said that I'd keep an eye out for him.


My renewed love of most things prog all springs from Frost* - and now via Wilf I've discovered Moon Safari...
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: gav on December 16, 2010, 10:58:56 PM
I hadn't heard of Frost* before I went to see Dream Theater at Southampton. Me and my friend got there late, just as Frost* were kicking off I was buying a DT t-shirt, went into the main hall and stood there for the set, but the sound was so crap that I didn't really hear anything (apart from Jem's intro of "this next song is about the dangers of time travel").
But then they played The Other Me, and I couldn't help but sing along even though I'd never heard it before!
I then pretty much forgot about them for a few months, and it was only when I got bored with my record collection that I went in search of something new, and the name Frost* suddenly popped into my head.
I went to my local record store and ordered Milliontown after I'd found out the name of it on the web at school, and it now turns out that I was very lucky to have been able to buy it (and later, the special edition of EIMA) for a tenner!
And that was it- I was hooked.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: DueyC on December 17, 2010, 12:03:47 AM
Someone mentioned on the Kino forum that JM was involved in another project and posted a link to Jem's blog.
I wasn't too taken with BLM the first time I heard it (it sounded a bit over-produced for my liking), but I knew it would work well live.
How right I was   :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mordwin on December 17, 2010, 07:08:19 AM
As with a few others here, it was the cover disk of the original Classic Rock Presnts... Prog... a few listens to some other stuff later (was P2P in those days for reviewing stuff, YouTube or other streaming services these days though) and the album was ordered... think I bought a couple of other bands on that CD too about that time.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Ash on December 17, 2010, 09:01:41 AM
At some point in 2006 my prog pusher gave me a copy of Milliontown.  I was not into prog at the time so put it to one side and forgot to listen to it.  I remember picking up my husband from the train station.  The train was late, so bored of waiting, I put the CD on.  Immediately hooked.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Ecosse on December 17, 2010, 10:20:23 AM
I had just bought a copy of Ayreon - The Human Equation, and was looking through the little Inside Out leaflet that comes with all their releases.

Spotted Milliontown in the "New Releases" bit, thought it looked cool, so downloaded it.

Been into them since them and it's hurt my wallet.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: JakeWorrell on December 17, 2010, 01:20:43 PM
Quote from: "Ecosse"
Ayreon - The Human Equation

Awesome!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Jamyu on December 17, 2010, 01:39:04 PM
Quote from: "Ecosse"
I had just bought a copy of Ayreon - The Human Equation, and was looking through the little Inside Out leaflet that comes with all their releases.

Spotted Milliontown in the "New Releases" bit, thought it looked cool, so downloaded it.

Been into them since them and it's hurt my wallet.

Exactly the same with me!

Other albums I found through that insert were:

Saga - 10,000 days
Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement
IQ - Dark Matter

And other things I can't remember :P
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Phrog on December 17, 2010, 02:35:03 PM
I too, like Mouse and L33VEY, got the Shine On CD in Classic Rock Magazine, which was my first introduction to modern prog. However, so distracted was I with PT's Mother And Child Divided (track 1 on the CD) that BLM fell a wee bit by the wayside. What that CD did do for me was kick-start me on a journey through bands like Porcupine Tree and Dream Theater that eventually led me to start lurking around Mike Portnoy's forum, where I saw Milliontown recommended repeatedly. When I finally got the album, it was just a matter of Hyperventilate kicking in for me to be sold! To think I could've got here so much quicker if the tracklisting of that magazine CD had been a little different...  :roll:
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: glaik on December 17, 2010, 04:41:49 PM
mucking about on youtube, saw that classic little big planet video of Toys, googled it saw that Johnny Mitchell was in the band.  Myself and the missus were raving about Kino album so bought Milliontown and Eima and never looked back 2 Frost* gigs and 1 2J's and a A gig later etc.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: DueyC on December 17, 2010, 04:50:46 PM
Quote from: "glaik"
mucking about on youtube, saw that classic little big planet video of Toys, googled it saw that Johnny Mitchell was in the band.  Myself and the missus were raving about Kino album so bought Milliontown and Eima and never looked back 2 Frost* gigs and 1 2J's and a A gig later etc.

Take a bow, Pedro  :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: ChrisX on December 17, 2010, 07:11:23 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
some time later, I bought the CD, too.

I think I still need to do that, but it's $173.38 at Amazon right now!   :shock:  :o  8-)

And worth every penny of that as well!

It's a lot cheaper at amazon.co.uk (http://http://www.amazon.co.uk/Milliontown-Frost/dp/B00354MF4M/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1292505116&sr=1-1)...

Even cheaper here it seems:

http://http://www.amazon.co.uk/Milliontown-Frost/dp/B000G04UYG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1292613014&sr=1-2
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: ChrisX on December 17, 2010, 07:22:51 PM
How did I discover Frost? Well, I have been an IQ, Porcupine Tree and Marillion fan since I re-discovered the progscene in the early 90s (I knew a lot of the classic 70s and some of the 80s stuff already). I witnessed the arrival of Arena pretty close (was at the infamoous semi-acoustic performance at the Dutch Marillion fanclub day) and was thrilled to see John Jowitt joining them. When The Visitor was released I was struck by the guitarplaying magic of John Mitchell and IIRC I have even seen him perform with The Urbane at that time. So when a project was announced including JM, PT (of Marillion), JB and CM (former PT drummer) and they would do a few shows before the album was released I went to that gig and was pretty blown away especially by both JM's vocal abillities. Also surprising to discover that not Chris Maitland was playing with them but Steve Hughes (now former Big Big Train drummer) who was really stellar. Always a bit of a letdown that he didn't play with them on the subsequent short Kino tour. I'd rather hear him then the lumberjack style drummer they got on the subsequent gigs... really spoiled it for me.

So... since I was working for a progrock website and always trying at that time to keep tabs on the whole scene I heard quickly about a new project that would involve JM, TBE and JJ with some guy who was writing poptunes for a living. Especially that last bit was very intriguing because I (still) like good poptunes and thought he might bring something interesting to the progtable. Well, after I heard that BLM guitarsolo somewhere online I was hooked and IIRC bought the album almost immediately after release.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mordwin on December 17, 2010, 09:19:31 PM
Quote from: "Phrog"
I too, like Mouse and L33VEY, got the Shine On CD in Classic Rock Magazine, which was my first introduction to modern prog. However, so distracted was I with PT's Mother And Child Divided (track 1 on the CD) that BLM fell a wee bit by the wayside. What that CD did do for me was kick-start me on a journey through bands like Porcupine Tree and Dream Theater that eventually led me to start lurking around Mike Portnoy's forum, where I saw Milliontown recommended repeatedly. When I finally got the album, it was just a matter of Hyperventilate kicking in for me to be sold! To think I could've got here so much quicker if the tracklisting of that magazine CD had been a little different...  :roll:

Heh.. yeah, I know I bought Deadwing and In Absentia about the same time... and yes, Hyperventialte is what really sold Frost* to me too, though BLM had done a fine warm-up job :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Againesis on December 18, 2010, 01:33:10 AM
Been into prog for years but really only old Genesis, King Crimson but nothing really ticked my boxes since about 1978 (second time around obviously - I was only 5 in 1978!!).  A few exceptions, THRAK, some early Porcupine Tree, It Bites etc. but although I still loved the old stuff I'd lost track.

Think it was sometime in summer 2007.  Had the opportunity to get hold of an OASYS and while digging around on t'internet researching it I fell across Rudess on YouTube.  To be honest I thought "what a cock" and got put off the whole thing but one of the youtube linked vids was a frost report.  I can't remember exactly which one it was but I remember thinking three things:
1 - This bloke is just about the best keyboard player I've ever seen (now I know I've removed the "just about")
2 - I'm sure I sat next to him on a train last week
3 - He's bloody hilarious too (da da da da da da da ...)

I spent a few very very sleepless nights watching evrything I could find and bought a copy of Milliontown ASAP.

Will never forget sitting in my studio listening to the opening couple of minutes of Hyperventilate.  Never had an awakening like it or ever really heard anything quite so mindblowing since (with the possible exception of TDL).  Been a massive Frostie ever since and also then discovered all sorts of other modern prog: Kino, IQ, Magenta, etc.  Even re-discovered Pocupine Tree's newer stuff.

BTW - I did get the OASYS and although I can't play like Rudess I do hope that I don't appear to be quite as much of a cock when I'm sitting at it :-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: johninblack on December 18, 2010, 01:28:42 PM
Quote from: "Julie"
Someone mentioned on the Kino forum that JM was involved in another project and posted a link to Jem's blog.
I wasn't too taken with BLM the first time I heard it (it sounded a bit over-produced for my liking), but I knew it would work well live.
How right I was   :D

Same route here and at more or less the same time I guess.......seems so long ago..........
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: SmartUK on December 18, 2010, 02:35:17 PM
Reading through all the posts, I see I need to mention Porcupine Tree - Gavin Harrison is one of the most amazing yet musical drummers out there.  Blunders reminds me of him a lot.  Kino too - I loved the live gig on Rockpalast.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Jim Takacs on December 18, 2010, 04:06:30 PM
Stumbled across the CR-78 Frost Report... Haven't been the same since!!  No, Seriously!!  Since then, Ive been a Frost* Deciple, Spreading the word! 8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 18, 2010, 06:36:13 PM
Quote from: "SmartUK"
Reading through all the posts, I see I need to mention Porcupine Tree - Gavin Harrison is one of the most amazing yet musical drummers out there.  Blunders reminds me of him a lot.  Kino too - I loved the live gig on Rockpalast.

Your post makes it 10 mentions of PT in this thread alone never mind the rest of the forum  :lol:
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Pedro on December 18, 2010, 06:45:26 PM
Quote from: "Julie"
Quote from: "glaik"
mucking about on youtube, saw that classic little big planet video of Toys, googled it saw that Johnny Mitchell was in the band.  Myself and the missus were raving about Kino album so bought Milliontown and Eima and never looked back 2 Frost* gigs and 1 2J's and a A gig later etc.
Take a bow, Pedro  :D
Gosh that makes me very happy indeed.  :)  2 years ago I had just finished the first version of that. Looking forward to Little Big Planet 2 in January - the potential it offers is just mind-blowing.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: El_Mayonnaise on December 19, 2010, 01:09:45 AM
Quote from: "Drarok"
Strangely I was just thinking about this the other day.
I remember my very 1st listen anything Frost*, but no idea how I arrived at it.

It was the YouTube video where Jem is describing the solo in Black Light Machine, and mentions Screaming On The Beaches (I think?) by It Bites... I can't find the video on YouTube anymore, it was uploaded before the planetfrost account was created.

For those that haven't seen this video, it's Jem describing the creative processes behind BLM, how it started off, how that evolved and the like, all with sound clips from his trusty Mac and him playing parts live on-camera... A little Steve Vai impersonation (of playing style - but on keyboard), all wrapped up in a package by a cheeky chappy adorned with a lovely English accent.

It took a little work to figure out the band (I had to google Black Light Machine to get it :lol:), and then I must admit that I downloaded Milliontown from the Internets for free - but worry not, I have since paid for it and EIMA, tshirts, gigs and whatnot. ;)

I'd love to know the path I took from whatever I was watching on YouTube to Jem deconstructing a song!

Yeah does anyone else know where to find this video? Is it even still around?
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Drarok on December 19, 2010, 01:31:55 AM
Not the foggiest, I can't even remember what the title was, or anything that would help me track it down. :(
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: DueyC on December 19, 2010, 01:32:55 AM
Quote from: "El_Mayonnaise"
Quote from: "Drarok"
Strangely I was just thinking about this the other day.
I remember my very 1st listen anything Frost*, but no idea how I arrived at it.

It was the YouTube video where Jem is describing the solo in Black Light Machine, and mentions Screaming On The Beaches (I think?) by It Bites... I can't find the video on YouTube anymore, it was uploaded before the planetfrost account was created.

Yeah does anyone else know where to find this video? Is it even still around?

I'm sure it was linked to from Jem's old blog, which is still intact here: http://http://www.thenewcube.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: E.S. on December 19, 2010, 05:03:22 AM
A guy I started chatting with online around 2007 sent me the Milliontown album (illegally, yes :o ) I just instantly loved that album, and have been playing it very often ever since. Can't get tired of it. And then EIMA came and blew me away.. and then TDL.. etc etc etc..

I'm a hardcore Frost* fan... except I'm not in England and can't go to the gigs.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Nev on December 19, 2010, 02:07:27 PM
Hi there,

It's my first post, after quite a while lurking and enjoying the various conversations here, so I'll start with the important stuff.

For me the king of biscuits is the plain chocolate hob-nob (milk chocolate hob-nobs just don't cut it).  There is also a biscuit where I live (Spain) called a 'Napolitana' which is kind of a cinnamon crispy thin, and very nice with a cuppa.

I first heard of Frost* via Spock's Beard.  When Nick D'Virgilio guested at Rosfest, he posted it on the SB web-site.  I subscribe to e-music.com (which is how I first heard SB) and so I looked on there and there was EIMA.  The next month when my downloads became available I downloaded the album and was completely lost.  It's been on almost permanent rotation in the car, together with Milliontown, which I subsequently bought, followed by TPE (with the tee-shirt :D ).  I also discovered PlanetFrost on youtube.  That got me hooked completely and I don't know how many times I've watched September B - a classic.

Sadly, living in Spain, I have not as yet had an opportunity to see Frost* live, but I live in hope.

Cheers
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Pedro on December 19, 2010, 03:06:23 PM
Welcome to board Nev! ;)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: mr_john on December 20, 2010, 03:45:18 PM
Lots of excellent bands mentioned here (PT, SB, Genesis, Marillion) and lots of excellent biscuit references too. Well done everyone!

BLM seems to be a fav. song amongst a number of people. Could it be the MC Hammer- esque keyboard solo?  :lol:  (BTW I have MC Hammer on my iPod so shut-it or I'll set the dogs on ya... or something else masculine and macho).
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Dave R on December 20, 2010, 05:33:59 PM
Quote from: "El_Mayonnaise"
Quote from: "Drarok"
Strangely I was just thinking about this the other day.
I remember my very 1st listen anything Frost*, but no idea how I arrived at it.

It was the YouTube video where Jem is describing the solo in Black Light Machine, and mentions Screaming On The Beaches (I think?) by It Bites... I can't find the video on YouTube anymore, it was uploaded before the planetfrost account was created.

For those that haven't seen this video, it's Jem describing the creative processes behind BLM, how it started off, how that evolved and the like, all with sound clips from his trusty Mac and him playing parts live on-camera... A little Steve Vai impersonation (of playing style - but on keyboard), all wrapped up in a package by a cheeky chappy adorned with a lovely English accent.

It took a little work to figure out the band (I had to google Black Light Machine to get it :lol:), and then I must admit that I downloaded Milliontown from the Internets for free - but worry not, I have since paid for it and EIMA, tshirts, gigs and whatnot. ;)

I'd love to know the path I took from whatever I was watching on YouTube to Jem deconstructing a song!

Yeah does anyone else know where to find this video? Is it even still around?

Indeed they are:
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1yIpPJRyPo
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PsBfRJIVDk
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Drarok on December 20, 2010, 08:46:05 PM
Quote from: "Dave R"
Quote from: "El_Mayonnaise"
Yeah does anyone else know where to find this video? Is it even still around?

Indeed they are:
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1yIpPJRyPo
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PsBfRJIVDk
Ooh, you absolute star! :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: paiste on December 21, 2010, 05:50:22 PM
Quote from: "Nev"
Hi there,

It's my first post, after quite a while lurking and enjoying the various conversations here, so I'll start with the important stuff.

For me the king of biscuits is the plain chocolate hob-nob (milk chocolate hob-nobs just don't cut it).  There is also a biscuit where I live (Spain) called a 'Napolitana' which is kind of a cinnamon crispy thin, and very nice with a cuppa.

I first heard of Frost* via Spock's Beard.  When Nick D'Virgilio guested at Rosfest, he posted it on the SB web-site.  I subscribe to e-music.com (which is how I first heard SB) and so I looked on there and there was EIMA.  The next month when my downloads became available I downloaded the album and was completely lost.  It's been on almost permanent rotation in the car, together with Milliontown, which I subsequently bought, followed by TPE (with the tee-shirt :D ).  I also discovered PlanetFrost on youtube.  That got me hooked completely and I don't know how many times I've watched September B - a classic.

Sadly, living in Spain, I have not as yet had an opportunity to see Frost* live, but I live in hope.

Cheers

My first post too. Again been a long time lurker and as I didn't feel I had anything interesting to say I never got around to registering!!

My favourite biscuit has to be Oreo's  :D  closely followed by fruit shortcake!

As for how I got into Frost*. I have been a longtime fan of It bites. When it bites.com got the newer forum going before the 2006 tour with JM. there was some link to a free download of BLM. (I believe with programmed drums, rather than TBE playing) I was hooked from the first listen. I actually thought it was JM who had written it and suggested that It bites should play it on that tour. Jem soon put me right though   :oops:

Got to see them first time at the DVD shoot. Awesome band, can't wait to see the end result.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Bokkie on December 21, 2010, 06:52:15 PM
I was going through the prog section of a local record-shop and came a across Milliontown. Never heard from Frost*,Kino or IQ. I bought it just for the cover and it was a jackpot!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: DueyC on December 21, 2010, 07:01:41 PM
Quote from: "Bokkie"
I was going through the prog section of a local record-shop and came a across Milliontown. Never heard from Frost*,Kino or IQ. I bought it just for the cover and it was a jackpot!

Take a bow, Vitamin P  :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Pedro on December 21, 2010, 10:05:25 PM
Welcome aboard paiste, nice to see you here. :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: RobRideout on December 21, 2010, 10:53:15 PM
I half reluctently went the Dream Theater gig in leeds where Frost* supported, and didn't know anything about prog. Then I watched some of the Frost* reports before the gig and got hooked! By the time I went to the gig I was more excited to see Frost* than DT!
And from there I discovered IB, Kino and Spocks etc.
I kind of branched out into Meshuggah, Scale the Summit and Opeth types of stuff as well from this :P
If it wasn't for Jem I'd still be listening to Glam and Power Metal, not that there's anything wrong with that ;)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: mr_john on December 22, 2010, 08:36:18 AM
Quote from: "Bokkie"
I was going through the prog section of a local record-shop and came a across Milliontown. Never heard from Frost*,Kino or IQ. I bought it just for the cover and it was a jackpot!

Just prioves the "never judge a book by its cover" adage a load of cobblers!!  :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: maonayze on December 22, 2010, 11:39:45 AM
Well I've been a Marillion fan since I was 14 (I'm 42 now) and into Genesis, Pallas etc. etc. but dipped out of the music scene to do the family thing, kids etc. Then got back into Marillion around about the time when Anoraknophobia came out and really got back into them in a big way and met loads of people and made loads of new friends. One of which happened to be a certain John Merrick who, over the last few years has been reminding me of all the bands I used to like and some of the bands that have snook past me while I was sleeping. I was asked to go to the last Octobers Summers End gig by Mr Merrick to see a good friend of ours (Mr Jim Sanders) in a band called Tinyfish. It also happened to be the same night that a certain super prog band called Defence of the Realm were playing who happened to have a certain bass player (Pete Trewavas) playing with them that night also. So this looked like a no brainer as it was only an hour up the road and a quick tunnel under the border guards to get in (from Wales see, mun).

Saw Tinyfish and they blew me away....absolutely superb. Then it went totally F**Kin nuts with air raids and phone calls from the Prog Traitor Phil Collins and some of the best "Modern" prog I've ever heard. Well that night we had so much FUN watchin that gig, laughing out loud in some places. I met JM and JG and his brother SG all in the same night and had an absolute blast. This breath of fresh air sparked me into buying all that was available from Frost and to get tickets for the Derby Gig (Blimey it was cold !!, but well worth the trip). I'll be on the lookout for any gigs from now on.

The End. or is it?
Mwhahahahahaha
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: DueyC on December 22, 2010, 11:43:38 AM
Hi maonayze and welcome to the crazy world of Frost*.

What is your favourite biscuit, and would you prefer tea or coffee?
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: catherine on December 22, 2010, 12:07:37 PM
Through a convoluted path...

The 21st Century Schizoid Band were playing in Cambridge a few years back and I got chatting to their support act, a solo bass player called Steve Lawson. I then went to various of his gigs, including one that he did as a duo with Theo Travis. I then started going to see Theo Travis gigging (his jazz quartet comes highly recomended, btw), and was intrigued by the prog band he played in, The Tangent, so went to see them at a couple of CRS gigs. Then I noticed that the Tangent were playing at Summers End 2008, with a band called Frost* just on before them, and that I could get to that gig reasonably easily as I was in Wales that weekend. So I did a bit of research into Frost*, liked what I heard, joined the Frost* forum, and I think it's fair to say that I have not been the same since!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: LeonH on December 22, 2010, 09:00:43 PM
Frost* were one of those happy internet discoveries. I bought MIDI controllers earlier in the year and hated them, so I started researching proper synths for my band stuff, which led to Juno Stage and then to Fantom G and then to Fantom G videos by Jem which led to Frost* reports, which led to weeing myself laughing which led to buying EIMA and Milliontown which led to the best song I have discovered this year: Hyperventilate! The Frost reports are very entertaining, great to see someone sharing the creative process, but I get a little scared I may wee my pants laughing each time.  :P
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: catherine on December 22, 2010, 11:47:12 PM
Leon, we all wear these on the Frost* forum

(http://http://www.depend.com.au/assets/0000/0236/fitted-briefs-medium.gif)  

apart from ProgDog, who wears one of these

(http://http://www.dogquality.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/small_image/135x135/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/a/male-cover.jpg)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: ProgDog on December 23, 2010, 11:53:22 AM
Quote from: "catherine"
Leon, we all wear these on the Frost* forum

(http://http://www.depend.com.au/assets/0000/0236/fitted-briefs-medium.gif)  

apart from ProgDog, who wears one of these

(http://http://www.dogquality.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/small_image/135x135/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/a/male-cover.jpg)





I'll have you know I'm an all grown up dog who doesn't need nappies. I wear one of these little beauties. :D


(http://http://johninblack.org/Images/BLM%20ladies%20fit.jpg)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Villuccikeys on December 24, 2010, 10:26:35 PM
I first discovered Frost* by being linked to Toys.  I had no idea who the band was (nor do I recall how I was linked there in the first place) but I started listening to it thinking it was an off-kilter pop song.  There was something I liked about it, but I didn't know what - considering that I was in the mindset that it wasn't written by a band I would listen to regularly.  

Well, I listened to Toys enough to become curious of the other material.  I downloaded Dear Dead Days and was blown away.  But, I still wasn't sure what I was listening to.  I figured all the keyboards and crazy arpeggios were faked in the studio.  I figured this was a band sort of like Muse.  Lots of arpeggios.  Most of them synthesized with an arpeggio button.  But, I kept listening anyway.

Well, it was about this time that I learned of Milliontown.  I downloaded the album and listened to the whole thing in one sitting.  There was no going back.  I knew what I was listening to.  And it was intended for the ears of Gods.  

Frost* has been my favorite band since.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Ash on December 25, 2010, 10:07:58 PM
Was that Pedros Toys video?
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: DannySoisSage on December 28, 2010, 07:08:55 PM
I heard about Milliontown, then I went onto the MySpazz and heard the second sampler (I think) for EIMA, the one that had 1976 in it and the whole thing made me cream hard, I must have listened to that a hundred times while waiting for the album, then I started watching the Frost* Reports, got Milliontown then when EIMA came out I was a million percent in  :mrgreen:

I now own far too much Frost* trinketry lol  :roll:
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Villuccikeys on December 30, 2010, 12:57:43 AM
Quote from: "Sarah"
Was that Pedros Toys video?

That's what i was wondering.  I found that before joining the forum.  Pedro, if you're out there... LEND US YOUR VOICE!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: keith on January 06, 2011, 08:47:57 AM
Morning All.

I first became aware of Frost* when a certain Mr Roine Stolt mentioned on the Flower Kings mailing list that he was listening to and impressed by them. I had never heard of them before, but as Roine is a bit of a prog super-hero I noted the name and bought Milliontown shortly after.

I am ashamed to say it sat on the shelf for some time before I listened to it, but once I did that was it. I was hooked. What cool tunes  8-)

Since then I obviously have bought all the Frost* CDs I can (I am an old-fashioned chap who still thinks a real CD beats a load of 0s and 1s stored on a computer), and am eagerly awaiting the live DVD. Sadly I missed the Islington gig back in December due to the pesky snö - I was gutted. Well; next time, hopefully.

Cheerio,

Keith.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Pedro on January 06, 2011, 12:23:46 PM
Quote from: "Villuccikeys"
Quote from: "Sarah"
Was that Pedros Toys video?
That's what i was wondering.  I found that before joining the forum.  Pedro, if you're out there... LEND US YOUR VOICE!
You really don't want my voice.  ;)

@keith: Nice - it's particularly cool to hear about other musos encountering and recommending Frost*.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: DueyC on January 06, 2011, 12:27:28 PM
Welcome to the forum Keith.

I'll put the kettle on. What's your favourite biscuit?
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on January 06, 2011, 12:57:24 PM
welcome, Keith!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Jim Takacs on January 06, 2011, 06:52:57 PM
Another strange incident happened late one night when I was listening to my Porcupine tree Pandora station..  It was Probable 2am... Was just about to head off to bed then this song came on. It was indeed BLM...  mind you, this was just days after seeing Jem, Laying on the floor of the Cube Smelling a 38 yr old Drum Machine.  I Must confess.. Since we are all family here.. ;)   I Wept during the "bridge" middle part in BLM, I Mean Balling like a 3yr old that just had his ass tanned.. and still do! Then, when Jem started with the Glitch loop editing, I Literally LOST my Fucking Mind!  My Musical Taste has yet again done a 180 back to Prog.  Since Trent Reznor corrupted me with "Pretty Hate Machine" I have been More industrial Minded, Still throwing the Yes, Rush, ELP, Genesis etc.  on at times, But, I Have Not Listened to NIN in over a year! Crazy! And I have said this before, but, I truly Believe Jem will go down in history as one of the Greatest Composers of all Time!!  Just Imagine what Bach, Motzart, Hell, Even Bethoven Would do with our technology today!??     Just something to ponder! :)   Sorry for the Rant!!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mikey on January 12, 2011, 07:31:31 PM
Have only glanced through most of these posts but I think I come from a different line of the family tree (Hungary, Germany & Denmark)......

John Young....Can't remember how I arrived at JY, but JJ played with him and through JJ, onto Jadis & IQ
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: MTBDude on January 13, 2011, 11:36:11 PM
Well I guess i should add how I heard.

I was driving back to school from Arizona In March of 2010 with a friend, when a song played from his Ipod.  I REALLY Liked it (I think it was Hyperventilate) and I asked him who it was.  He said Frost*

Skip ahead to June of that year, and I remember a band I heard on a car ride.  I was racking my brain trying to remember the name, and all I could remember was the name had something to do with a form of water.  So I searched the interwebz for bands like Rain, Dew, etc.  Then I came across Frost*, and that was the end of that.  Bought the albums off of Itunes and it's been one of my top listened to bands.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: themusicman on January 14, 2011, 10:05:49 AM
It was several years ago now.  I was listening to Aural Moon (prog rock radio station) on the web, and either Milliontown or Hyperventilate was playing - can't remember which one.  So, I did some research, spotted the album and a few free downloads of Milliontown somewhere, so then bought it and have been hooked ever since.

Not managed any gigs yet, but will do for sure at some point.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on January 14, 2011, 03:26:57 PM
Quote from: "themusicman"
It was several years ago now.  I was listening to Aural Moon (prog rock radio station) on the web, and either Milliontown or Hyperventilate was playing - can't remember which one.  So, I did some research, spotted the album and a few free downloads of Milliontown somewhere, so then bought it and have been hooked ever since.

Not managed any gigs yet, but will do for sure at some point.

another Moonie!!  welcome!  what's your favorite biscuit?  8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: beetree on January 17, 2011, 06:20:53 PM
I heard it on Morow.com. Black Light Machine was my first dose and I instantly needed more.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: finbeard on January 19, 2011, 09:56:44 PM
Hey all. Sort of appropriate this will be my first ever post here, don't you think?

I discovered Frost* via a friend. One I'd known from a long time back, but who I was just starting to really get to know. We were talking about our various musical tastes, and discovered quite a few overlaps- Dream Theater was a big one for both of us. Eventually he said point-blank, "Well, if you like crazy prog, it doesn't get much crazier than Frost*."
He then dropped the entirety of Milliontown into a zip file and emailed it to me. I bought it the very next day- partly because it was quite possibly the single greatest record I had ever heard, and partly because I wanted it in higher audio quality to play over the big family sound system. I have since done this- sounds even more incredible.

So my first dose of Frost*ed goodness was Milliontown, in its entirety. I guess you could really say the first I heard of Jem and the boys was Hyperventilate. To this day, whenever I want to introduce someone to Frost*, the two tunes I send them are Hyperventilate and Toys off of Experiments. Hyperventilate, because I feel it perfectly encapsulates all the best flavours of Frost*, and Toys, because it's a good smattering of the sort of sounds achieved on Experiments In Mass Appeal. I have not once had anyone come back from listening and say they didn't like either.

That about does it then. Cheers.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on January 19, 2011, 11:41:49 PM
welcome!!  a great introduction!!  

what's your favorite biscuit?  8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: catherine on January 20, 2011, 12:08:11 AM
Welcome, finbeard! Pull up a chair and help yourself to a cup of tea.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 20, 2011, 01:00:10 AM
Welcome, finbeard!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: finbeard on January 20, 2011, 01:46:19 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome, all! I've actually been lurking about for some time now and finally decided I'd best take the plunge and get signed up to show my support for all that is Frost*. You all seem like a great bunch of chaps and chapettes!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: E.S. on January 20, 2011, 04:40:51 AM
Welcome to nowhere, as I like to say. :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Villuccikeys on January 20, 2011, 11:09:19 PM
Quote from: "finbeard"
Thanks for the warm welcome, all! I've actually been lurking about for some time now and finally decided I'd best take the plunge and get signed up to show my support for all that is Frost*. You all seem like a great bunch of chaps and chapettes!

We are.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mouse on January 22, 2011, 01:21:30 PM
Welcome to the forum! Don't mind the crumbs on the upholstery, Prog Dog likes his biscuits.  :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on January 22, 2011, 03:56:36 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Welcome to the forum! Don't mind the crumbs on the upholstery, Prog Dog likes his biscuits.  :)

I'm not sure that was ProgDog...   :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 22, 2011, 07:09:14 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Welcome to the forum! Don't mind the crumbs on the upholstery, Prog Dog likes his biscuits.  :)

I'm not sure that was ProgDog...   :D

Whuth evrbudda thawkm mbow?
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: catherine on January 22, 2011, 08:38:20 PM
Gonzo, don't speak with your mouth full!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mouse on January 22, 2011, 09:25:42 PM
I hope the hair all over the sofa isn't your's too, Gonz.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: ProgDog on January 23, 2011, 10:35:09 AM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Welcome to the forum! Don't mind the crumbs on the upholstery, Prog Dog likes his biscuits.  :)

I'm not sure that was ProgDog...   :D


Me? Leave crumbs. I don't think so!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: finbeard on January 23, 2011, 02:20:12 PM
Coming soon from newbie Frost* forum user finbeard; a completely original and not at all ripped off neo prog record entitled Experiments In Emma Peel featuring a viral marketing campaign of a series of totally fine forum avatars featuring the aforementioned miss. ;)

Thanks again for the welcome, folks. (:
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Villuccikeys on January 24, 2011, 08:02:49 AM
Quote from: "finbeard"
Coming soon from newbie Frost* forum user finbeard; a completely original and not at all ripped off neo prog record entitled Experiments In Emma Peel

That sounds like a rip-off.




Where do I pre-order?
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: JonnyH on February 01, 2011, 03:13:35 PM
Hi all, first post but been loving frost for some time now.

A few years back, arriving at University I happened across a Dream Theater fan, and I loved it such that I had difficulty conceiving something better, more entertaining, and more fun than when I saw them live.

Then I remember listening to some random prog podcast (Papa-j or something? A quick google seems to confirm this) and on came Dear Dead Days. I was literally stunned by the power, by the insanity, and more importantly, the fun contained within. The second it finished I skipped back to the beginning, a couple of times I think, loving every second.

This came at a bit of a down moment in my life, but this musical moment of zen instantly raised my mood, compounded by the stumbling on the frost reports when trying to find just who this crazy bunch called 'Frost*' were (The 'crazy' being confirmed by the content of these videos), and was dragged down the rabbit hole. That night I fired up amazon, stretching my lowly student budget for a CD shopping spree (Also picking up some other interesting albums from Spocks Beard, IQ and the like).

Now I have graduated and in the 'real' world, I hope to get the necessary alignment of location, time and money and see them live, hopefully helped by me being a little more centrally located (As in, near London, and not in the bleak northeast).
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: gr8gonzo on February 01, 2011, 03:44:35 PM
Welcome to the forum, Jonny!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: MikeEvs on February 01, 2011, 04:14:01 PM
Welcome Jonny  :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on February 01, 2011, 04:22:07 PM
welcome, Jonny!

what's your biscuit?  8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: mr_john on February 01, 2011, 05:49:33 PM
Quote from: "JonnyH"
Now I have graduated and in the 'real' world, I hope to get the necessary alignment of location, time and money and see them live, hopefully helped by me being a little more centrally located (As in, near London, and not in the bleak northeast).

Howay man yous ne been on tha toon owa Friday neet like?  :D  :lol:

We should make sure that the next Frost* tour gets up the northeast!! Nevermind all this southern business!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: JonnyH on February 02, 2011, 05:08:57 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
welcome, Jonny!

what's your biscuit?  8-)

Thanks for your kind words.

And my biscuit? What a question, just so many to choose from.
It has gotta be bourbons.. Or those chocolate caramel digestives (Great with a glass of milk and the biscuit dissolves, leaving the chewy caramel). Oh, can't forget custard creams....
Thanks, I will have to go to sainsburys now! Damn you all!  :x
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mikey on February 02, 2011, 05:39:19 PM
Quote from: "JonnyH"
Thanks, I will have to go to sainsburys now! Damn you all!  :x

Welcome, don't forget to leave them on the table
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: jur451c on February 02, 2011, 07:12:51 PM
I first discovered frost after seeing Mr. Godfrey in a video with Jordan Rudess on Jordan's website, I think they were jamming on iphones. I then checked out this English nutter on youtube and when I had picked myself up off the floor I surfed over to amazon's mp3 site and bought Milliontown, with EIMA soon to follow.
I saw them live the first time in December at Islington o2 and was so impressed I bought tickets for defence of the realm the following week at the Peel. Cant wait till the next one!!!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: keith on February 03, 2011, 11:54:19 AM
Favourite biscuits... the best biscuit in the world methinks is the Remi Mörk in Sweden. One fantasatic chocolate hit...

(http://http://resources1.mynewsdesk.com/files/04c3ed104e90de7ce5d518ed0f1b98ef/resources/ResourceWebImage/thumbnails/remimork_new_large.jpg)

Yum.

Cheerio,

Keith.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Gman on February 03, 2011, 12:34:07 PM
I think I discovered Frost through the John Mitchell connection with It Bites.

"the John Mitchell Connection"...sounds like a jazz band! Nice.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on February 03, 2011, 01:25:26 PM
Quote from: "Gman"
"the John Mitchell Connection"...sounds like a jazz band! Nice.

well, we know that Blunders is a top-notch jazz drummer!  8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Gman on February 03, 2011, 05:03:46 PM
heh
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: finbeard on February 03, 2011, 08:34:25 PM
Learned everything I know from the Craig Blundell School of Jazz Drumming.  8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mikey on February 16, 2011, 07:17:04 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Welcome to the forum! Don't mind the crumbs on the upholstery, Prog Dog likes his biscuits.  :)

 A little something for prog dog.

Dogs compete for annual Puppy Bowl. With all of the glitz and glamour of the Super Bowl but none of the male testosterone, Puppy Bowl VII returns this Sunday. Featuring chicken cheerleaders and a water bowl camera, the animal friendly event is promoting itself as an alternative for non-NFL fans. While the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers fight it out for The Vince Lombardi Trophy this Sunday, dogs assembled from shelters and rescues across the country will compete for the MVP - Most Valuable Puppy. Half time entertainment at the Puppy Bowl will see a group of kittens shake their glittery tails, with a Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction unlikely. Dogs will compete for touch downs and tackles but a referee is on site to supervise the canine superstars and will call out any "puppy penalties" if a foul is committed. Puppy Bowl VII is on Animal Planet at 2000 GMT on 6 February, the same day as the Super Bowl.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... -Bowl.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8300530/Dogs-compete-for-annual-Puppy-Bowl.html)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mouse on February 20, 2011, 12:55:07 AM
...There were no survivors.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: ProgDog on February 20, 2011, 02:21:14 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
Welcome to the forum! Don't mind the crumbs on the upholstery, Prog Dog likes his biscuits.  :)

 A little something for prog dog.

Dogs compete for annual Puppy Bowl. With all of the glitz and glamour of the Super Bowl but none of the male testosterone, Puppy Bowl VII returns this Sunday. Featuring chicken cheerleaders and a water bowl camera, the animal friendly event is promoting itself as an alternative for non-NFL fans. While the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers fight it out for The Vince Lombardi Trophy this Sunday, dogs assembled from shelters and rescues across the country will compete for the MVP - Most Valuable Puppy. Half time entertainment at the Puppy Bowl will see a group of kittens shake their glittery tails, with a Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction unlikely. Dogs will compete for touch downs and tackles but a referee is on site to supervise the canine superstars and will call out any "puppy penalties" if a foul is committed. Puppy Bowl VII is on Animal Planet at 2000 GMT on 6 February, the same day as the Super Bowl.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... -Bowl.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8300530/Dogs-compete-for-annual-Puppy-Bowl.html)



:) Love to see the kids having fun.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: davejd on February 20, 2011, 06:02:42 PM
Quote from: "Gman"
I think I discovered Frost through the John Mitchell connection with It Bites.

"the John Mitchell Connection"...sounds like a jazz band! Nice.
I also checked out the amazing mr Mitchell when he joined It Bites, I also remember reading an article in Classic Rock about Frost*,must've been 2006. Then, I was checking out John Twelvehawks website which had a jukebox on it . Scrolling through the song list I came to Hyperventilate by Frost*. It said " The true revolution starts inside, nothing better than a wonderful instrumental to give us some insight" So, clicked on the link and there were Jem and Dec playing this splendid piece of music.I also watched all the Frost* reports and then there was no turning back.  Mrs Davejd said I became obssesed , even going so far as to have our bedroom decorated with Frost* wallpaper, matching Frost* duvet and pillowcase set.  Oh, and Frostie pyjamas. Now, I wonder, if I asked Nellie nicely.........
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: L33VEY on February 20, 2011, 08:08:06 PM
Crumbs - Mrs L33VEY thinks that I'm obsessed, but I know what she'd say if I suggested this....

Quote from: "davejd"
 Mrs Davejd said I became obssesed , even going so far as to have our bedroom decorated with Frost* wallpaper, matching Frost* duvet and pillowcase set.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on February 20, 2011, 10:57:06 PM
how about some Frost* boxers?  neliie?  8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: catherine on February 20, 2011, 11:47:48 PM
where would you put the Frost*erisk? Would you shave it somewhere?

(http://http://www.pets4homes.co.uk/pets4homes/home.nsf/93D921F87980C6A3802575F400459CFF/$file/small_Boxer-Dog-At-Stud-2843.jpg)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: finbeard on February 21, 2011, 07:58:16 AM
(http://http://i.imgur.com/DG6Ku.jpg)

What was that? Couldn't hear you over my electric razor...
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: aliensporebomb on March 28, 2011, 02:51:19 PM
Easy.  John Goodsall (guitarist of UK jazz fusion stalwarts Brand X) clued me into Frost by providing me a youtube link to "Black Light Machine".  That was all it took.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Pedro on March 28, 2011, 06:43:08 PM
Welcome to the board! As Nellie says we're mostly "fun bonkers" here! ;)
It's particularly cool to hear stories where other Musos have introduced people to Frost*.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: symun on April 08, 2011, 01:47:57 PM
Noob alert............
Simon from Swansea......
Igot into frost whilst watching a young bassist play the intro to a Symphony X song on you tube, i was so impressed by his playing i clicked on some of his other vids which included some frost.
First song on youtube i found was Hyperventilate, that song blew me away and have been hooked since. :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on April 08, 2011, 01:51:18 PM
welcome symun!!  what's your favorite biscuit?   8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: symun on April 08, 2011, 03:59:44 PM
Original Mcvities Digestives dunked in tea, then cheapy choc chip digestives. But more recently, tescos Oaties.
I could go on.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on April 08, 2011, 04:33:40 PM
Quote from: "symun"
I could go on.

by all means, do!!   8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mikey on April 08, 2011, 04:34:01 PM
Quote from: "symun"
I could go on.
Please do  :D

& welcome aboard
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on April 08, 2011, 04:34:24 PM
great minds.   8-)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: symun on April 08, 2011, 04:55:29 PM
ok............
Bourbons, custard creams, coconut rings, jammy dodgers, those danish butter things from lidl's, rockys with both ends nibbled so you can drink tea through like a straw.
As above with kit-kat fingers.
oh and any shape of shortbread........but definately not rich tea, they are not for me....
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: DueyC on April 08, 2011, 06:05:54 PM
Kit-Kats as straws? I like your style!  :lol:
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: mr_john on April 12, 2011, 03:08:47 PM
Quote from: "Julie"
Kit-Kats as straws? I like your style!  :lol:

If you like that try a Twix... seriously!  :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Pedro on April 12, 2011, 06:42:20 PM
Crikey, this sounds intriguing but I'm not having chocolate these days.
Is there a need for caution? Insert trimmed Twix into hot beverage and suck like mad?
I see a number of outcomes including inhaling entire Twix and/or a lot if red hot tea rather suddenly...
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: mr_john on April 15, 2011, 10:55:34 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Crikey, this sounds intriguing but I'm not having chocolate these days.
Is there a need for caution? Insert trimmed Twix into hot beverage and suck like mad?
I see a number of outcomes including inhaling entire Twix and/or a lot if red hot tea rather suddenly...

There is a choking hazard but a good firm grip should counteract any sliding. *sentence courtesy of the writers of the 'Carry On' series*  :lol:

In all seriousness the density of the Twix caramel and biscuit combo ensures that the drink is not too hot on arrival plus it also makes it gooey and tasty!! I would imagine 1 or maybe 2 inhales is all you need for melty-chocolatey-biscuity goodness!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mikey on May 22, 2011, 08:06:34 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Have only glanced through most of these posts but I think I come from a different line of the family tree (Hungary, Germany & Denmark)......

John Young....Can't remember how I arrived at JY, but JJ played with him and through JJ, onto Jadis & IQ

After a blinding flash of inspiration, and Tom would hate this, Frost* have 2 links to ASIA, and I can trace my Frost* roots back to school.
In some of our music lessons we were allowed to bring in one of our albums, the big round crackly scratchy plastic things with huge pictures and lots of writing. My mate brought in Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer. (Note the Aaron Copland connection, so thats actually 3, not 2). Carl Palmer went on to form ASIA with Buggles and Yes man Geoff Downes, he was replaced briefly by the aforementioned John Young. John Wetton, also of ASIA toured with Geoff Downes and was very ably assisted by John Mitchell, in my opinion John (Mitchell) held the gig together.

See, told you Tom would be gutted
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: DueyC on May 23, 2011, 12:33:57 PM
Mike, your mention of Asia prompted me to work my trail back...

I met John Young at a concert in Rotherham in 1998 or 99, A couple of years later, he introduced me to John Wetton, and through him I met John Mitchell and John Beck, who were playing in his band at the time. Shortly afterwards, they formed Kino, and the first I knew of Frost* was via the Kino forum.

I never did let on to JW that I wasn't a fan of Asia  :lol:
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Geetar on May 23, 2011, 08:23:16 PM
Quote from: "mr_john"
Quote from: "Julie"
Kit-Kats as straws? I like your style!  :lol:

If you like that try a Twix... seriously!  :D

Oh cr*p, now I'll have to try that.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mikey on May 23, 2011, 10:34:01 PM
Quote from: "Julie"
I never did let on to JW that I wasn't a fan of Asia  :lol:
You're in league with Tom  :D

ASIA are responsible for Frost*...............................I rest my case M'Lud

In fact Greg Lake also played in ASIA as well, though having typed that I've no idea why I said that
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mikey on May 25, 2011, 02:41:30 PM
Quote from: "Julie"
I never did let on to JW that I wasn't a fan of Asia  :lol:
Is that the concept of Asia? cheesy supergroup, or the music?
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: DueyC on May 25, 2011, 06:42:36 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Julie"
I never did let on to JW that I wasn't a fan of Asia  :lol:
Is that the concept of Asia? cheesy supergroup, or the music?

The music - it's a bit too stadium rock for my taste.

I'm fine with the continent  ;)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Pedro on May 25, 2011, 08:30:51 PM
:D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mikey on May 31, 2011, 08:56:05 PM
Quote from: "Julie"
I'm fine with the continent  ;)

 :lol:

I'm jet lagged, took me a while on that, couldn't stop reading it as incontinent, which might sum up Asia these days
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Geetar on June 01, 2011, 07:41:26 AM
Indeed.

Why do you think I keep alluding to the carpet one of them carts around on tour so assiduously.........
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mikey on June 03, 2011, 06:07:00 PM
John Wetton new solo album
John Wetton will release his sixth solo album, Raised In Captivity, through Frontiers Records on 1st July throughout Europe and 12th July in the US. The album features many guest appearances including Steve Hackett, Robert Fripp and Steve Morse…
“Raised In Captivity” celebrates yet another milestone in an extraordinary life, a stunning collection of songs reinforcing a career of over 40 years during which John Wetton has created a legacy as one of the greatest singers, musicians and songwriters ever.  Respected worldwide by fans and musical peers alike, Wetton’s career included a significant period of time in the early eighties when he was the biggest selling singer in the world.    Once again characterised by the emotional impact of the material, a necessary component in all Wetton’s creativity, “Raised In Captivity” continues an unrivalled career which has brought inspiration to millions worldwide.

Of the new album and choice of producer, Wetton commented, “The decision to record in Los Angeles with Billy Sherwood was entirely mine. I wanted the chaotic urban inspiration, edge and energy to juxtapose the natural beauty that California provides.  I also knew that Billy Sherwood would provide the musical and technical ability to record quickly, with ultra high energy and superb production quality.”  The material was written in a variety of ways, such as “Goodbye Elsinore” was written on the Denmark-Sweden sea ferry en route to a Vilde Frang concert and “The Devil and the Opera House” is co-written with King Crimson collaborator Richard Palmer-James. The album’s finale is “Mighty Rivers”, featuring the enigmatic Dutch soprano Anneke Van Giersbergen and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

John Wetton has been a member of several prominent British bands. After two albums with Family he joined King Crimson from 1972 to 1974, before working with Roxy Music and Uriah Heep. In 1977, with former Crimson band mate and drummer Bill Bruford, he co-founded U.K., which also featured guitarist Allan Holdsworth and keyboardist/violinist Eddie Jobson.  After U.K.’s demise, Wetton turned his attentions to a solo career.

In 1982, Wetton became part of the supergroup Asia, together with Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes. This “fab four” of progressive pop would rule radio and record sales, with their debut album becoming the biggest selling album of the year and yielding the worldwide hit “Heat of the Moment.”  Wetton remained prolific with more solo studio albums and several collaborative efforts over the years.

In 2002 at a John Wetton fan convention held in Allentown, PA, he started working with Geoff Downes again. This collaboration ultimately resulted a series of iCon studio and live albums and the in the highly-anticipated reunion of Asia’s original lineup, bringing about two successful new studio albums: PHOENIX in 2008 and OMEGA in 2010.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: mkuhl2000 on December 02, 2011, 02:24:26 AM
I first heard Frost* on Slacker Radio's Prog Rock channel.  The song was Black Light Machine and I immediately went and bought it off itunes to hear more!  Favorite track is "No Me, No You" just because of it's pure driving energy!  

As far as biscuits..I'm a "MilkBone" kind of guy...LOL!

(http://http://th306.photobucket.com/albums/nn277/bransonmissouri_2008/th_milkbone.gif)

Prog on!  

Mike
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Pedro on December 02, 2011, 05:45:55 AM
Welcome aboard, Mike. :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: RacingHippo on December 02, 2011, 08:41:55 AM
Ahhh, that's good to see - a man who knows what he wants in the biscuit department.
Welcome!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on December 12, 2011, 12:24:57 AM
welcome!!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: lyn on December 12, 2011, 08:42:48 PM
Off the back of a Yes (And You and I) to Porcupine Tree (Way Out Of Here) life, I went on a search for new music this time last year.  I was bored senseless with all the "people with less imgaination than you bought this easy option" offers from a well known online shop, so tried myself a three steps away strategy.  That set me off on a new track that led to the Frost reports. Unspeakably brilliant! It ended here with you lot! I bought myself EIMA and wished I lived closer to the tour venues that were left, so jealous!  I grew up in Radio Caroline world, so for me anything I haven't heard before is interesting!  It's a hard world to find these days, but I am locked firmly back in! Desparation to delerium this year tho'...thanks for that!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Pedro on December 12, 2011, 09:22:08 PM
Word! :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: knightons on December 13, 2011, 12:39:46 PM
Found them today.

Friend knew that i liked rush, steve wilson and all things pt and dt and though that i might like frost*.  Currently listening to milliontown.  Initial listening is very good - somewhere cross between pt and a melodic dt... singer reminds me a little of mike lindup of level 42.

like what i hear though
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Mouse on December 13, 2011, 01:24:11 PM
I like that you like what you hear. Welcome!  :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: johninblack on December 13, 2011, 02:05:50 PM
Quote from: "knightons"
singer reminds me a little of mike lindup of level 42.

Well......the live Bass player is non other than Level 42's guitarist Nathan King (Mark's brother and infinitely better bass player IMHO). Small world :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: knightons on December 13, 2011, 03:14:38 PM
now that's very interesting and i swear that i didn't know.  saw l42 @ the derngate in northampton a few years ago... always liked mark king (especially "influences") - but go waaaay back to heathrow etc.

i'm liking this album though.  pocket sun is rocking with dt precision.

glad to be on-board, cheers
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 13, 2011, 05:51:43 PM
Here's Nathan playing guitar for Level 42 photo taken by me on their last tour at Colston Hall Bristol:

(http://http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4007/5081070731_a86cd2ae76.jpg) (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/5081070731/)
IMG_9744.jpg (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/5081070731/) by MikeEvstog (http://http://www.flickr.com/people/mikeevstog/), on Flickr

Full set from the gig HERE (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/sets/72157625038649937/with/5081070731/)

and welcome to the forum  :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: E.S. on December 13, 2011, 10:32:31 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "knightons"
singer reminds me a little of mike lindup of level 42.

Well......the live Bass player is non other than Level 42's guitarist Nathan King (Mark's brother and infinitely better bass player IMHO). Small world :)
And Mark is really bloody good, so that speaks volumes about the lad.  :shock:
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: manoncharles on March 07, 2016, 01:24:19 PM
I discovered Frost* through another fan club of the band Toehider (https://toehider.bandcamp.com/); a few "brohiders" (Toehider's "Frost*ies") were talking about Frost* and said that strangely enough, even though their music was really different, every Toehider fan seemed to enjoy Frost* very much.
I said I didn't know Frost* at all and that I would like to check them out to see if their hypothesis was right.
One of them sent me a youtube link to Dear Dead Days and I instantely fell in love :-) although my favourite is now Saline.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: tigermoth on March 09, 2016, 10:43:06 PM
I had just discovered Big Big Train as a friend sent me a link to one of their songs on youtube. At the time, I had no idea modern prog existed. I knew artists like Steve Hackett were stil putting out albums, but I thought prog had pretty much died out in the eightys. I had no idea there were new and younger bands doing it and Big Big Train with their echos of Genesis and overall awsomeness won me over. Having got in to them, I then wondered if there were other bands doing prog, so I googled modern prog and Frost were one of the bands that came up. First track I heard was Hyperventilate which blue me away. Then I wickipedia'd them and saw Jem's connection with BBT. I was sold and bought all the albums right away. :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: Jim Takacs on April 06, 2016, 10:44:41 PM
A YouTube video of Jems Melon and a CR-78  "Compurythm" .  That day changed my life forever.  THEN that night at around 3am, sitting outside under the stars, I stumbled upon BLM on my Blackberry.  I Wept!   :'( :o  True Story..
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: AirlieFrost on April 07, 2016, 07:14:07 AM
Discovered Milliontown by accident on I think Napster, I am sure it was a computerised recommendation .  But then again I may have been dreaming and it could have been another way.  Just glad I did.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: JimD on April 07, 2016, 10:27:11 AM
Wow, I never filled this one in. Scrolling back to see if I did I saw all the Frost*ies of yore - Duey C, Mouse, Mr John, Catherine, E.S.!

Anyway, it was late 2006 and I was well into Porcupine Tree. Saw them live in Manchester, joined a forum about them and there was a link to the Silhobbit podcast with Steven Wilson's brother on it. Listened to that and there were some very intense jingles with loads of synths that sound like guitars. Asked around and they said it was Jem. Surfed a little, found the old blogspot site and forum and one lunchtime in early 2007 went into HMV in Oxford and bought Milliontown. Everything has been groovy ever since :)

I do like it when you get into a band early in the year though and they soundtrack the whole period, and you listen to them at work, and in the car, and you put them on the MP3 player for going on holiday and so on. Then you get all old and reminisce and marvel at concepts like "I didn't know about Frost* in 2006" etc.

Just had to go and dig out my old hard drive with all the old bits on, like "Here Is The News" - wow that's kool.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: D S on April 07, 2016, 05:57:36 PM
I just checked to be sure I wasn't imagining this but it is correct.  I actually ordered the Milliontown CD on the day of its release (24 July 2006) without having heard a note of it, purely on the strength of a) who was on it (JM & JJ) and b) the glowing pre-release reviews of people whose musical taste I shared and trusted.  As soon as the piano riff of Hyperventilate came on, I knew that this had been a good purchase, by BLM I was won over and by the end of Milliontown, I knew my world was now officially a better place!
I had a look to see if I'd commented too & found me on page 1!  8)  Can't disagree with anything I said over 5 years ago.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: BrendanGee on April 07, 2016, 07:25:11 PM
Though I have a feeling that I've posted something like this before I couldn't find any comment by me on this topic, so apologies if I just missed it and am repeating myself.

I believe it was 2009 and my friend played 'Dear Dead Days' to me, I was instantly grabbed by it and off I went to find any Frost* CDs I could.
Luckily I managed to pick up the last copy of EIMA from an HMV in Edinburgh.
Then I listened to Milliontown and that cemented my love for the band.
Been an avid follower ever since.  :)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: manoncharles on April 07, 2016, 08:13:58 PM
Ha ! DDD was my first too ! I saw Jem doesn't really like it - hopefully we love it otherwise we wouldn't be there :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: mr_john on April 09, 2016, 09:00:20 AM
I discovered Frost* through another fan club of the band Toehider (https://toehider.bandcamp.com/); a few "brohiders" (Toehider's "Frost*ies") were talking about Frost* and said that strangely enough, even though their music was really different, every Toehider fan seemed to enjoy Frost* very much.
I said I didn't know Frost* at all and that I would like to check them out to see if their hypothesis was right.
One of them sent me a youtube link to Dear Dead Days and I instantely fell in love :-) although my favourite is now Saline.


I love the fact that you have heard and like Toehider!! I used to chat with Mike on Twitter quite regularly a few years ago. "Whatever Makes You Feel Superior" is the song I put on when I need to feel uplifted.  8)
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: leelustig on June 01, 2016, 07:33:27 PM
I gotta be honest, I think my Frost* story is pretty damn epic and totally worth a read.

In 2006 I was working at a record store in Fords, NJ called Vintage Vinyl.

We got a shipment of new CDs from Inside Out and among those was Milliontown. Before I had even heard a second of it, I was very intrigued by the album art, the font and the overall vibe it was going for. But I put it on the shelf without listening and forgot about it completely.

That same week my bandmate at the time showed me a pile of promo CDs he got from his friend at a local record label. Among those was Milliontown. He claimed it was this hot new Prog group. Now it was time for me to actually check this 'Frost' stuff out. On my first listen I was so blown away I actually didn't know what to think. There were elements I loved and then there were elements that I didn't know how I felt about. But something about the production was so impressive and the music was so out of this world that I couldn't stop playing it. As a keyboard player, Frost* completely shattered my musical world view. Within a month or so I was completely obsessed with the entire 6-track record. And within about a year it had easily become one of my favorite albums of all time.

When Experiments in Mass Appeal came out I thought I was going crazy. I was going through a tough breakup at the time and the lyrics on this album perfectly described how I felt. It was almost as if Jem and I were suddenly kindred spirits and he was able to perfectly articulate a bad breakup/divorce in such a way where it was like he was speaking directly to me. Frost's 2nd album saved my life at the time.

As if I didn't love enough Frost already, Jem announced that they plan on recording a live album and in Philadelphia no less. Being in New Jersey at the time, I couldn't believe this news as that is a mere 2 hour drive from where I lived. I was actually going to see my new favorite band live, and they were recording it for a live album! To this day they've only played 1 US gig and it just happened to be near where I live. And the fact that it was titled Philadelphia Experiment is all too weird, as I am a giant conspiracy theorist and have been a huge fan of the alleged 'incident' for so many years. The show ended up being 2 hours of pure awesomeness (what a surprise there) and being able to meet Jem and the band afterward was the event of a lifetime. Jem, if you remember I basically put a gun to your head and forced you have a beer with me. You were extremely tired and all they had was Corona, and you had to listen to me totally nerd out about the Falling Down solo. Sorry about that, man! But it meant the world to me. And also, if you listen closely during the break in Hyperventilate, you can actually hear me screaming my head off like a Viking going into battle. Damn, that was a great show.

10 years later with the release of Falling Satellites I can honestly say that their third record is their best one. The feeling I got from listening to such tracks as 'Towerblock', 'Heartstrings', and 'Raging Against' matched exactly if not topped the excitement I felt from hearing Milliontown. The entire record truly blows my mind, from a production standpoint and of course songwriting as well. I really think it contains all the best elements from Milliontown and Experiments, and of course throwing in tons of new colors as well. Jem, once again you and your boys truly nailed it. There is absolutely no doubt that I will listen to this album for many years to come. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for FROST*!

Edit:
Forgot the coolest part of the story. Back in 2012 I was attending the NAMM convention, walking around the Roland room until I started to hear my favorite part of Black Light Machine in the corner of my ear. Confused and worried that I was going nuts again, I turned my head only to see Craig Blundell jamming out on a new electronic Roland kit. Got my camera out and snapped this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mUlXFq2xwo&list=PLJbHnhSfl7IEq4CrpQlRUoTVcXFTgzK8p&index=1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mUlXFq2xwo&list=PLJbHnhSfl7IEq4CrpQlRUoTVcXFTgzK8p&index=1)

Of course Craig was extremely nice and was totally willing to have a nerdy conversation with me about Frost. He told me at the time that his favorite Frost track was the Dividing Line. I think Craig's got good taste in Frost. Ok, NOW I'm done.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: JimD on June 01, 2016, 09:36:07 PM
Cool story!

"Like"! :D
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: rogerg on June 01, 2016, 11:54:44 PM
And I remember meeting you at the after show! (or sometime...)  ;D

Milliontown is my #1 Desert Island album.  but what I hear from FS may give that a chase.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: RoeDent89 on June 22, 2016, 10:04:59 PM
I think I knew of Frost* a good few years ago, but it's only been in the last year that I've really got into the music, starting (of course) with Milliontown. The closing instrumental section of the title track is one of the most extraordinary and thrilling passages of music I've ever heard. I bought the album last December, and I've grown to love the other songs on it too. Then I bought Experiments in Mass Appeal and Falling Satellites within 2 weeks of each other. I've probably listened to FS more, but both are incredible.
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: BDL99 on March 12, 2018, 05:58:34 PM
I’m a bit of a plane but or AVgeek, last year at RIAT (a huge air show in Glos)I was sat in front of Tony (think he’s on here) and he told me about the band

In the autumn I subscribed to Spotify and it recommended Frost* to me, Hyperventilate in fact, from then on I’ve been hooked. About two days after first listening I saw that they were playing Dingwalls and I thought I’ll have some of that! What a decision that was.

So that’s how I found them, bit boring but I have Rony to thank!
Title: Re: How did you discover Frost*?
Post by: lyn on March 14, 2018, 11:29:32 PM
RIAT killed my camera... it overheated writing B1 and B2 images to memory, on the apron....
Dingwalls was great!