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Prog - An End - Rediscovery

PSCYH! We're not done. It has been a real treat to host these prog tourneys, and there is no better way to end this with a epilogue tourney of epic proportions. Listed are all eight winners from my past tourneys. It is now time for you, Sputnik, to vote which is the greatest obscure prog album of all time! We'll start with head-to-head elimination: 1 v. 2, 3 v. 4, 5 v. 6, and 7 v. 8. Voting ends three weeks from now, so you'll have plenty of time.
1Los Jaivas
Alturas de Machu Picchu

"The mistic atmosphere, the lyrics, and the original sound, fusion of prog and folk andean music." -MrSirLordGentleman

It'll All Work Out in Boomland

"Rocks hard, psychs hard, even progs a bit with some really beautiful moments scattered throughout" -MeatSalad


"gigantic sleeper...very Crimson-esque" -gagnonov

One Man Tells Another

"Album is about dark atmospheres. The music is soaked through in melancholy and sadness with an overpowering sense of beauty." - Jethro42

5Universal Totem Orchestra
Mathematical Mother

"The 3rd outing from this adventurous Italian band delivers a sleek, dark sound characterized by sensitive operatic vocals, sprinklings of funky fusion, and miles upon miles of rock-solid, infectious groove. Ambient segues recalling Dead Can Dance (Elogio del Dubbio) fuse seamlessly with Zeuhl-like flights of rhythmic fury and atmospheric jazzy passages. The wildly varied whirlwind of an opener is worth the price of admission alone and the playful album centerpiece "Architettura Dell'Acqua" is every bit as jam-packed with expansive, symphonic Orffian bombast as any of the territory covered on Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kommandöh. That is not to say, however, that any of the other songs should be skipped! If operatic vocals are not an immediate deterrent (I find them to be tastefully employed here), UTO’s creative arrangements and superb instrumental interplay are bound to leave you floored." - bnelso55

Fandangos in Space

"A fun mix of flamenco and progressive rock filled with exciting tales of gypsies and bullfights, this is a record which really deserves more attention from people." - Sharktooth

From Silence to Somewhere

"Seen by many prog fans as a modern classic of the genre, Wobbler's latest record is one of the few modern album that does justice to the genre's older 70's sound. Great production and excellent instrumentation make for a thrilling, energetic and infectious sound that drags only a little bit in very few parts of the record." - MrSirLordGentleman

8Regal Worm
Pig Views

"Modern prog band featuring a multi-instrumentalist experimenting avant gardist music. Band is injecting Medieval and psychedelic touches in their weird kind of prog that contains start and stop patterns and eccentric turns. Alternance of punchy and pastoral ambiences give tonus to the mix. It's generally sophisticated and simple in the same time. It's really melodic, and vocals serve as an instrument. Good use of mellotrons, organs and many more keys and synths. Kinda Beck on acid, making prog." - Jethro42

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