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Another side point here...I cant seem to get into Oceansize either. That said, I think they write brilliant, dense, beautiful music. But for some reason, I find it incredibly repetitive and cannot listen straight through one of their albums (listening to Frames right now).
  I dont know why, but I could never get into Riverside. It has this very "dated"/old-school prog rock sound to me, that I find to be the anti-thesis of of what Amplifier and some of these other bands sound like.   Never heard of Lunatic Soul; will look into them.
  Ive heard of OSI numerous times but never picked anything up. Same for Anathema (which I though was more in the black metal category...like Katatonia, whom I love).   Where would you start with the above two?
I love these guys...and just stumbled upon them in the past year. Already a fan of the usual suspects; Porcupine Tree, Oceansize, Dredg, etc...but I find that Amplifier has an edge and originality that I dont find in the aforementioned bands (other than maybe early Dredg).   Recommendations?
I happen to love Bartok but I find that one youtube piece/clip to be a bit sparse?   It is definitely darker though...
Ok-   So I picked up Rach's Piano Concerto's; 1-4. Some great movements here but I find alot of it a bit too bombastic and up-tempo (if that makes any sense).   I prefer the more emotive, slower pieces (although not everything needs to be slow, per se).   What should I try next?
  Got it-thanks. I picked up Rachs first 4 concertos (Ashkenazy) and already very much enjoying it. The second movement of the 1st conecrto (Andante?) is really beautiful. To be honest, im not such a fan of Chopins Nocturnes as I find them a little sterile...but that could be because I havent really given them a proper listen yet.   Also, I dont really like the faster paced material (Rach 1st concerto; 3rd movement). Am looking for the slower paced, more emotive and even...
  ASR-you always give great recos...   As for your question, I dont know the difference between Concertos and Sonatas. I will however look that up.   That said, I just want the must haves in the genre, preferably those that are both dark, yet emotive. Am open to single composer-based albums and compilations.
Anyone else? Id like to buy 5-10 albums tomorrow...
I love classical piano but unfortunately only (thoroughly) know Ludovico Einaudi (modern/minimalist), Erik Satie (just Gymnopides) and Chopin (Nocturnes).   I dont mind complex but would rather start with the more emotive and somewhat more accessible pieces from the greats (Rach, Chopin, Lizst, Debussy, etc.)   Am open to other composers too.   Thanks!
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