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|Prog, yours to discover, part 1|
Here are some albums from my 5s to my 4s with less than 50 votes. No classic band/albums and no jazz related. Not in particular order.
year;1999, space prog inspired by King Crimson. Big use of keys and mellotron.
The Dreams That Stuff Are Made Of
2018, technical eclectic music that doesn't stay in place for long. Reminds of Cardiacs at some point.
1995, got a Genesis vibe, especially with the guitar work.
2019, reminiscent of Anglagard and Sinkadus. Somewhere in between, in fact.
|5||Not a Good Sign|
Not a Good Sign
2013, technical and dark. Heartfelt music. Good musicianship
|6||La Coscienza Di Zeno|
La Notte Anche di Giorno
2015, a good mix of straightforward music and symphonics.
|7||Ingranaggi Della Valle|
Warm Spaced Blue
2016, Dark, reminds of Anglagard, but more spacey.
A Tower Of Silence
2011, clean, emotive, heartfelt symphonic neo prog. Every albums are based in concept albums. It's either punchy or atmospheric stuff. They throw in a nod and a wink to Pink Floyd once in a while, and even approach a mellow Riverside.
|9||Comedy of Errors|
2011, neo prog reminiscent of Marillion in Fish era. Great compositions.
1973, German band who sings in English for this one. Atmospheric tendancies with organ and analog synths, so yeah, symphonic to the bones. Production and cover art could be better, but the music is great.
1972, Band composed with two guitarists and part time mellotron.
2011, Band is like the soft side of Ayreon. Melodic and warm.
2001, Energetic music close to AOR, but definitely prog, with a Queen flavour.
1996, influenced by Genesis. Symphonic close to classical.
Megalazottak es Megszomoritottak
1992, Hungrian band using lots of instruments to develop a prog sometimes close to ELP, and sometimes close to classical. Decidedly symphonic.
|16||Gosta Berlings Saga|
Detta Har Hant
2009, instrumental, close to post rock.
One Man Tells Another
1994, Dark, melodic, pastoral or powerful. Always melancholic.
|18||La Curva Di Lesmo|
La Curva Di Lesmo
2015, little pop, big on symphonic prog
Between Flesh And Divine
1980, Camel number two.
Coffee In Neukolln
2012, tight symphonic prog
Magnified As Giants
2021, Rhythmic, emotional psych folk
Cowboy Poems Free
2000, Inspired by a more smooth Gentle Giant.
|23||Et Cetera (Qc)|
1976, Gentle Giant number two
Circus of Life
2007, reminiscent of Spock's Beard' golden age.
1997, Theatrical and conceptual music. Pink Floyd sounding thanks to the guitar.
|26||Universal Totem Orchestra|
2016, Zeuhl mixed with symphonics
Onde, Quando, Como, Porquê, Cantamos Pessoas Vivas
1975 Symphonic prog. Big on emotions. Vocals suit the music well.
La Quarta Vittima
2014, symphonic music tinted with mellotron and jazzy parts. Not supposed to figure in that list on that matter, oh well...
The Greatest Show On Earth
2013, Pink Floyd wannabees, but with this album, band managed to find their own identity, always Floydish though.
2020, modern symphonic prog. Doesn't sound like Yes despite that Roger Dean cover art. Quite original. It features Anglagard's drummer.
|There will be a part 2 off of this. I hope you'll find something of your interest.|
|Nice. I'll save this.|
|Awesome. Some I've heard and lots I haven't. Looking forward to perusing this |
|honestly haven't heard any of these. Great list, thanks!|
|29 is amazing. |
|nice Universal Totem Orchestra rec, great zeuhl album|
|Godly, Jethro. Thanks for these. It would help me with my crusade if you would include year of release if it's not too much to ask!|
|Nice list, will have to check some of these!|
|nice list, I don't know most of these and I will check them all out. 15 is great|
|Cheers guys. Veldin, according to your profile, I'd first give a go with 2, 4, 10, 15, 16 and 19, and probably a few more Tell me what you think.|
|bnelso dude, nice to see you. Try 2, 4, 15, 16, 19, 21, 25 and 29 for a start :)|
|Nice list mate ;)|
Unfortunately, I don't know any of these hidden prog gems, do you think there's anything here I might like buddy?
Edit: I do know Quarteto 1111, at least some songs.
|Hello Notrapbro. I'll rec you what's obvious; first of 29, 25, 9, then 2, 5, 7, 15, 19 and 20. Enjoy!|
@Zak, I'll put Diagonale into my part 2 list. Try 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 20 and 25
|sweet list man gonna check some of these!|
|It makes for a change not to including Genesis or Yes into a prog rock list.There is so much more than classic 70s prog out there. Speaking of that, feel free to try 10, my favorite Novalis album.|
|Thread is deserted. Thanks to the staff for the feature, anyway.|
|The site used to have a solid prog army, what has become of those guys?|
|Most of the soldiers progressively left the sput building during last few years, helas. It's even really hard for us to regroup 16 people during Friday's prog tourneys.|
There are also a fair amount of young progheads who are too discreet to participate to any activities on here. I won't force them. Anyway, I'm willing to do a part II for this list. Should be ready soon enough.
|I give a quit.|
I lost interest wit the site. I'm here since 2008, and most of my buddies gave it a quit way before me. It's time for me to concentrate to other plans. For all my buddies whom are still here, it's sad for me to announce it. I had a lot of fun during my journey, and I wont forget you guys. So waves and goodbye, my friends. I wont enumerate you, you recognize yourselves. Keep on progging P/
|25 looks pretty niiice|
|I'm still here, Jethro. And sorry to hear that, porc. Hope you'll drop in on us from time to time.|
|25 is probably a top 5 off of this list. Also yes I should have deleted my ''I give a quit'' thread. Once a sput, always a sput. Thanks to be there, Diva. It became a cold place now on this thread.|
|12, 19 and 27 rule hard|
Of course I'll try to check many of these. Excellent work as always mate
|Thank you, SirLord. You tend to appreciate the classic prog giants more than modern prog. I urge you to try 10. You can bookmark the list since you only have to skip 8, 9, 13 and 21 lol.|
|Enter here and get a beer pitcher and a hat or a cap of your choice.|
|Have you checked the new album by Echo Tail? I haven't heard it yet, but I just bought the digital album (sound unheard) from bandcamp. Not only is it prog rock, but it's the band of a fellow Sputniker, Final Origin.|
|No I havent...A contender of my part 2 list dare I say...Let's try and encourage a member, once in a while :)|
|I agree 100%.|
|My list got featured and I'm all alone, talking to a wall lol. By chance you are there, my dude.|
|I'm looking forward to the hat. :)|
|You have the colour's choice, the material and the style you want. They haven't moved from the shelf, captain.|
|Have you got any Jethro Tull caps? Mine got so beat up I finally had to get rid of it.|
|Lead 5 people to this thread and I'll give a call to Ian, to see what he can do...|
|Even Ian isn't selling them anymore.|
|You're a legend, thanks man.|
|You probably have the deepest prog knowledge on this site now Jethro dude. Lots of diverse sub genres here from what I see in your descriptions. Great list|
|@Diva; Oh well, don't get rid of yours then!|
@Dewi; I'll show your comment to my girlfriend! :)
Well, I'm a simple man, doing what I can, if I quote song ''Melancholy Man'' from The Moody Blues ;)
@Omair, there again, a bunch of compliments. Mmmh okay, I'll take them. Many thanks, bro!
|Funny, I was just listening to that Moody Blues song (and album) today.|
|Really, Diva? Funny indeed! Song is included in their famous compilation ''This is The Moody Blues''. In which LP is it? A Question of Balance, ok. I answer to myself. ''Question'' is a great song too. That's all I remember.|
|Yeah, I had Question of Balance Out in my car for the last couple of weeks.|
|I liked 29 and 30.|
List needs Malady (FIN), either their debut or the sophomore album.
|oh boy jethro......i'm a basic progger, so I obviously haven't heard any of these.....if you had to rec me one or two of these based on our threads, which would they be bro?|
|@Voivod, glad to see some love for 30. Their 2 others are also great, especially their sophomore album. My fav song of theirs is Chaumont-Sur-Loire from their first album which is pastoral in nature. I've listened to Malady a couple weeks ago. Not bad at all. Might add it into my second list to come. I guess you added it to the database. Many thanks for all your addings.|
@Titan; You're a good music lover, that's what count. Consider 24, 25 and 29 for now. I'd have other recs, but I'll wait to see where you're at with these. If ever you don't have enough, take 8, 9 and A.C.T. (for not saying 13) with you.
|Will be checking em buddy!|
|I wish there were more people to rate couple of these unpopular but stunning albums. Mission impossible, hélas...|
A part 2 is not needed, I see.