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|Prog, yours to discover pt 2|
Here is the suite of my prog selection found on Prog; Yours to Discover. It's always some albums from my 5s to my 4s with less than 50 votes. No classic band/albums and no heavy or jazz laden. Not in particular order.
|1||Il Volo (ITA)|
Il Volo / Essere O Non Essere?
1981, complete compilation of both albums Il Volo (1974) and Essere O Non Essere (1975). Symphonic prog with good interplay between guitar and keys. Therefore band got two keyboardists and two guitarists, which increases structure quality.
The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage
1974 Album is the one that sounds like Van Der Graaf Generator the most.
The Ancient Tale
2013 Straight forward, but highly melodic symphonic prog with mellotron all around, and centered around keyboards with energetic guitar layers. It got great choruses with nod and winks to some other bands, namely Kansas and The Beatles. They're doing their own material very well.
1975, Prog folk tinged with baroque excursions and or classic rock/psych rock
|5||Campo Di Marte|
Campo Di Marte
1973 Tight prog, tight rock. Guitar centered with organ and mellotron. Don't trust the cover art, this rules. Probably my favorite of the bunch.
|6||Unreal City (Italy)|
Il paese del tramonto
2015 Keyboard driven. All the sort of keys. Good instrumental and vocal melodies.
Sadako E Le Mille Gru Di Carta
2020 Symphonic prog. Sophisticated arrangements, and a blend of epic and straight forward ditties.
|8||Ring Van Mobius|
Past The Evening Sun
2018 A blend of both space, psych and symphonic prog. We can hear some VDGG, King Crimson and ELP at places. Keyboard driven close to prog of the early 70s.
2016, Punchy, funky at places thanks to the structures and to the omnipresent sax features, Flute and cello also holds an important place. As a result we got odd time signatures and some engaging, bombastic prog.
Fjernsyn i farver
2018, psychedelic folk with prog and alternative arrangements. Songs oriented album. Inventive vocal/flute partitions.
Fandangos in Space
1973, ethnic, up tempo, enthusiastic prog with Spanish flavour.
2018, Complex kind of prog with start and stop patterns and eccentric turns. Medieval flavour. Punchy between two pastoral atmospheres. Vocals serve as an instrument. Sophisticated but melodic from A to Z. Use of sax, mellotron, organs and many more keys. Kinda Echolyn on acid.
Lost & Found
2020, Influenced by Genesis and Steve Hackett. Phideaux also can be mentioned. Smooth, melodious added of ambitious instrumental segments washed by mellotron. Ordinary drum sounding and playing. Save for it, good musicianship.
2020, Alternative prog. Blend of heavy segments contrasted with inspired mellow passages counterparts. Reminds me of some dredg. Well balanced work.
2013, similar band; Genesis. Mellotron, start and stop patterns, savant, varied keyboard playing such as organ and piano, and good melodic arrangements. Nod and winks to Genesis ''Cinema Show'' and ''Apocalypse in 9/8''
1977, up tempo symphonic prog similar to the golden years of Yes. A.C.T. was surely inspired by these guys.
2009, tight prog similar to Discipline with mellotron washing.
|18||Il Bacio Della Medusa|
Discesa agl'inferi d'un giovane amante
2008, Heavy, hard rock that alternates with symphonic prog. Romantic passages.
1973, I'm pretty sure that Beardfish knows this band. Brillant straightforward prog compositions.
1977, Keyboard driven, dark, atmospheric symphonic prog
1978, creepy music full of suspense. Three songs merged together like a concept album. Prominent violin and sax that join to build from a song to another.
2009 Band that is getting his influence on Van Der Graaf Generator
|23||Il Giardino Onirico|
2019, Melodious prog. Smooth with frank punched instrumentations. Alternance of darkness and light.
First track is a teaser.
2020 Canterbury scene oriented toward prog side rather than jazz.
2010, harsh space prog rock and psychedelic vibes in the vein of the last generation of Motorpsycho, mixed with King Crimson influences.Waves of vintage keyboards and synths..
|26||La Maschera Di Cera|
Il Grande Labirinto
One of the numerous projects created by Fabio Zuffanti, bassman and composer for (among others) Finisterre and Hostsonaten as well.
1971, punchy, trippy, and circus like music at places. Brass jams approaching jazz without reaching it. Obvious old school rock and roll influences mixed with psych.
Diario Di Viaggio Della Festa Mobile
1973 Quirky prog close to jazz. Like a complex Locanda Della Fate. Piano driven.
Empires Never Last
2007, Heavy melodic neo prog added with good riffs, organ being contrasting with electric guitar oriented parts. Good singer.
2003, Melodic neo prog with a few hard riffage.
1972, Short lived spacey, psychedelic makers from the Canterbury Scene.
La Marche des Hommes
1975 French quebecois making original symphonic prog. Good vibes with some good atmospheric passages.
Principe di un Giorno
1976 Similar to Harmonium. same mellotron, same instrumentation.
|34||Quella Vecchia Locanda|
Quella vecchia locanda
1972 Melodic symphonic rock progger and prog rocker enhanced with violin and flute.
|All the same than the list part 1. No classic bands included, and no jazz laden, so it opens the door to modern prog and to a few prog of the 70s. I might do a final part 3 on my way. Feel free to rate those you're listening to.|
|I know at least a few of these.|
|Now this looks like a great list. Always liked Quella Vecchia Locanda|
|@Divaman, there are some that we can find in Friday's contests. Would you rate those you haven't?|
@Temptation, try Curved Air if you haven't. Out of the list, you could dig 4, 6, 9, 10, 20, 29 and 32
|Enjoying the Regal Worm one. |
|That's a lot of albums, Jethro. Pick me three you think I would like.|
|Challenging stuff, adventurous you, zak.|
Whoa Diva, hard task for me too. 4, 6 (if you don't mind Italian vox) 9, and 10 for now. Stay tuned for a second chance, if I'm not hitting the target.
Ring Van Mobius released a brand new album which seems solid.
|Here's some interesting news for all prog rock fans. Unbeknownst to me (and apparently the rest of Sputnik), Strawbs released a new LP last December 20, which is apparently being credited as a 2021, album. I just added it to the database. (I found it by accident).|
|Ah yes, I totally forgot about that release. I was supposed to add it to the database these days, thanks you did. I have the feeling it sounds like vintage Strawbs music according to the cover art. I'm afraid Cousins vocals lost of its tonus. Will see.|
|Nice to see yours second prog discover list. As happened with the first one, this is also a great and nice prog list. But, as happened with the first part too, there are many names that I'm not familiar with. So, if you can be a bit more speciafic about the following bands, in a short way of course, it would be nice my friend. I'm talking about Fatal Fusion, T2, Ring Van Mobius, Seven Impale, Tusmorke, Regal Worm, 35 Tapes, Code 18, Taproban, McLuhan and Festa Mobile.|
Thanks my friend.
|My list is not much visited compared to the other one. This time, list was not featured, that would explain why. How can I serve you, bro? Do you want a wider description of each of the ones you just named? |
I think you already know Seven Impale - City Of The Sun, for it was a candidate in a Friday's tourney. I'll try to be more precise with these descriptions, but you can use of my links in order to instantly listen to the music. For now, I have to move out. Be right back later.
|I'm still catching up on the music I bought last week. But as soon as I've done that, I'll start listening the albums you picked out for me.|
|Ok, Jethro. It's true and it's a pity.|
If you could do the same you did to me in the first list, it would be nice.
|insane list - 28 captured my interest dkwhy XD|
|@Divaman, no problem my friend.|
28 is a good choice, DDDeftone. Try also both Seven Impale (10). It's full of sax, flute and cello. Also Quella Vecchia Locanda (35) Contains violin and flute. Bubu (22) as well
@e21, will do but meanwhile, you can read my descriptions beside each albums. I don't have time for now. I improved the descriptions of 15 and 29. According to your taste, I urge you to try in that order; Seven Impale (10), Regal Worm (13), Festa Mobile (29) and 35 Tapes (14) Will probably do a better description tomorrow only.
|Check The D Project. Super underrated prog rock band.|
|Hey Sowing dude, believe it or not, I was to include their last album since I have it to a 4. I haven't listened to it that much so I left it aside. I will correct it. I see you gave their sophomore effort a 4.5. I consider it. I'm following your all time top 100 album list. |
|Thanks for the tips, Jethro.|
|From what I read, The D Project seems to me very interesting too. I'm going to join it to my list. Thanks Sowing. |
|reminder to check this list properly later. thanks for creating|
@e21, I'm not forgetting you, my friend. I'm gonna do my write ups beside on a sheet. When I'm done with it, I'll transfer it all here, beside each albums you're in need.
|No problem brother. I'm not hurry. I've other things to do, meanwhile. Anyway thanks and sorry for the inconvenience. I know that you've many other things to do.|
|This time, I've edited my descriptions directly beside each and every albums, so I won't have to give it to you in the comments thread. It's all the same though. You still have all the descriptions of the albums you need. I tried hard to be as clear and precise as I can. If you have any question, don't hesitate.|
|Ok. Thanks bro.|
|Like I said, the descriptions are already beside the albums. The best of those you mentioned to me are in order Regal Worm (13), Seven Impale (10), Festa Mobile (29), 35 Tapes (14) and McLuhan (28).|
|I've forgotten lots of entries from Friday's tournaments (They passed under my radar). I've added Phoenix Cantafabule to this list. I removed T2 instead, because it's more hard rock and psychedelic than anything. No prog to be found on it. I'll try to put onto a new list of mine the more important entries of these tournaments. To me. 4/5 and more.|
|OK, I've started listening to the four LPs you rec'd me today.|
|Hope you'll find of your interest. If not, I'll try another series of 3 or 4 albums for you.|
|Yeah, I'd definitely say Campo di Marte was Best in Show.|
|Yeah, it's a classic Italian prog.Quite varied moods throughout.|
Are you searching for an album regarding the tourney?
|I think I know what direction I'm going to go in, unless another inspiration overwhelms me.|
|Is ''Best in Show'' an expression?|
|Yes, at least in the U.S. It actually usually refers to the top prize at something like a dog show, or perhaps a flower show -- something where judges have to judge a number of entrants on a variety of factors before adding up their scores to see who is the winner. |
|SO I'm a little nervous about this, considering Jethro Tull is probably my favorite band, and that last release, The String Quartets, was an embarrassment. But Ian has announced that a new Jethro Tull album, entitled The Zealot Gene, is forthcoming (with an unspecified release date). |
|That's good news! Ian is once again found where he's at best; in the studios. The story don't tell if it's quality material, but at least he tried....If it's not good, they at least let us a legacy. To be continued...|
|I hope. On that String Quartets album, even the studio wasn't able to entirely cover up his vocal problems. And while the new Strawbs album is OK, I'm definitely hearing the age in Dave Cousins' voice as well. Although with Ian, as you know, the problem goes well beyond his age.|
|Yes, it's now hard for Dave Cousins to hit an high note, and because of that, I wish The Strawbs would have stopped at The Ferryman, where it was already hard for him. As for Ian's throat surgery in the 80s, he managed to make quantity of other albums with success. In his case, I think the musicians lowered their notes to help pushing Ian's vocals.|
|I just don't want to see Ian and the boys embarrass themselves.|
|many awesome albums in here. 4 and 5 are probably my favorites of the ones I've checked|
|@Diva; Some artists just don't know when to call it a day, sometimes to satisfy themselves, sometimes to give gifts to the public, or both. But when energy and capabilities are not there anymore, why keep on forcing in vain...|
@SirLord, good choices. A lot of my selection comes from Friday's tourneys. Take a look at 2, 6, 9, 10, 18 and couple more...To be continued.
|There are a few tracks I like on the new Strawbs LP, so I'm not sorry they put it out. Some of them are very draggy, though, and Dave's voice is just wobbling all over the place. |
|Yeah it does. I for myself used to frequent karaokes, and I had quite a powerful voice, similar to the Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) one if you like, but 6 years ago (52 y o), I had a throat surgery to help me swallowing food. Since then, I can't sing anymore.|
|Sorry to hear that. I always wished I had a powerful voice, but I never really did. |