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beefshoes
October 20th 2013


4522 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

No one can mix classical music with prog rock quite like these guys.
This album is like everything ELP tried to do throughout their career but never came close to achieving.
Such a killer album.


Digging: Bjork - Vulnicura

wacknizzle
October 20th 2013


13734 Comments


Damn, never heard of this. All these high ratings are giving me high hopes, gotta check

wacknizzle
October 20th 2013


13734 Comments


This rules Captain, the music is damn good. I don't mind the language barrier either since the vocals are good

sonictheplumber
October 20th 2013


5072 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

great album

Nagrarok
October 20th 2013


8365 Comments


No one can mix classical music with prog rock quite like these guys.


Renaissance and The Moody Blues!

KILL
October 20th 2013


72592 Comments


yea

Digging: Bjork - Vulnicura

Jethro42
October 20th 2013


12779 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

...and Harmonium - L'Heptade

sonictheplumber
October 20th 2013


5072 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

shitload of bands do it

KILL
October 20th 2013


72592 Comments


asia?

sonictheplumber
October 20th 2013


5072 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

e l powell :D

Jethro42
October 20th 2013


12779 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Some others that use symphonic orchestration;

Triumvirat
The Alan Parsons Project
The Enid
Bacamarte
Rick ''the wizard'' Wakeman
Steve Hackett
Gryphon


beefshoes
October 21st 2013


4522 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Italian Prog!

Jethro42
October 21st 2013


12779 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah they can do symphonic prog too. Ex; Banco of course, Museo Rosenbach, Le Orme, Locanda Delle Fate, Quella Vecchia Locanda, Il Volo (R.P.I.), to name a few.

beefshoes
October 22nd 2013


4522 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I think I might like PFM a little more but it's so hard to decide between the two.
PFM have more folk influence which I love.

Jethro42
October 22nd 2013


12779 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The Italian big three;
PFM (folk, more polished) > Banco (more dark, eclectic, synths-piano-driven often a la ELP) > Le Orme (ELP leaning mixed with folk)
imo.

beefshoes
October 22nd 2013


4522 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'd say that's pretty accurate. I have Le Orme's first album and it completely different from the later albums.

Jethro42
October 22nd 2013


12779 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah I just read it in progarchives: they explored pop psychedelia (like The Zombies?) before going prog.

Jethro42
October 28th 2013


12779 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Another good example of classical meets symphonic rock. From Banco;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQUIpzB7shg

beefshoes
October 29th 2013


4522 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

That was pretty sweet. I'd love to have this on vinyl.

Jethro42
October 29th 2013


12779 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yes, of course. The original version of the song is found on their eponymous album. Song is a bit shorter but is as great as this one (found on Banco album, a cool compilation produced in English)



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