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post #16 of 202
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Owen Pallet and his band 'Final Fantasy', baroque/pop/experimental with all the song structures that qualitfy it for progressive music that is truely modern and has no preceeding bands I can think of, that have had a clear influence.

 

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post #17 of 202
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From Japan, Cornelius, or Keygo Oyamado. Electronica, experimental, quirky and again difficult to find influences.

 

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post #18 of 202

Great thread ProgMan!

 

I have been trying to find new prog groups to look into as King Crimson, Yes (although they have a new album coming in July), ELP haven't been producing much lately (;

 

I will look into some of these groups mentioned!

 

I maybe will try Radiohead but really appreciate the quality of musicianship of the above groups and don't know whether I should expect it from the groups of today.  Anymore recommendations would be welcomed

 

Prog on!!

post #19 of 202

There is certainly great musicianship to be found, Wullymc, but in my relatively shallow exploration of modern prog rock, most of the works are far more clinical than what you might find in more classic Yes or ELP. I don't know how far back we can consider "modern" prog rock, but the only band that has really wowed me as far as wild and innovative playing is Anglagard. However, I confess that my experiences are limited at best (PT, Flower Kings, Spock's Beard, Transatlantic, Pineapple Thief, etc.).

 

I always look to Prog Rock Man for tips on where my musical tastes will be heading in the future :)
 

 

post #20 of 202

For modern progressive, I recommend subscribing to the monthly podcast from the Kscope label (last Friday of each month).

They call it "post-progressive" and include Porcupine Tree, North Atlantic Oscillation, Anathema, Anekdoten, Gazpacho and many other related artists.  The podcast has music, interviews, news, etc.

<http://www.kscopemusic.com/podcast/>

post #21 of 202
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Originally Posted by logwed View Post

There is certainly great musicianship to be found, Wullymc, but in my relatively shallow exploration of modern prog rock, most of the works are far more clinical than what you might find in more classic Yes or ELP. I don't know how far back we can consider "modern" prog rock, but the only band that has really wowed me as far as wild and innovative playing is Anglagard. However, I confess that my experiences are limited at best (PT, Flower Kings, Spock's Beard, Transatlantic, Pineapple Thief, etc.).

 

I always look to Prog Rock Man for tips on where my musical tastes will be heading in the future :)
 

 



Thanks Logwed!  I will look into  Anglagard! 

 

 

 



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For modern progressive, I recommend subscribing to the monthly podcast from the Kscope label (last Friday of each month).

They call it "post-progressive" and include Porcupine Tree, North Atlantic Oscillation, Anathema, Anekdoten, Gazpacho and many other related artists.  The podcast has music, interviews, news, etc.

http://www.kscopemusic.com/podcast/


Perfect Murrays!  I will subscribe.  Thanks so much for brining this podcast to my attention.
 

 

post #22 of 202

For excellent musicianship and truly brilliant/eccentric creativity, look no further than Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.  Prepare to be challenged, and greatly rewarded for persistence.  This band redefines 'progressive' in very modern terms, but beware, the themes contained in their songs are often very dark...a very special band sadly soon to be defunct.  Once hooked, you will find a whole world of other related bands containing various members of Sleepytime.  An excellent scene that's is well worth exploring.

 

+1 for Cornelius, but I'm not sure it's 'progressive'.  Imo it's slightly edgy and rather sophisticated pop music with large dollops of funk and excellent production values.  Hugely enjoyable though, I love it.

post #23 of 202
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Thanks for the complement logwed beerchug.gif

 

Murray's, I think your descriptive of post progressive is spot on. Prog rock has become a cover for so many genres, particularly cross over, genre bending music. Experimental would be another good term. Talking of which a classic example of cross over, genre bending, experimental bands would be London based Chrome Hoof.

 

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I am very glad The Pineapple Thief have been mentioned as they are in my top 5 all time best bands and I went to see them live a couple of weeks ago. I would group them as a less experimental Radiohead where their sound is closer to the first three Radiohead albums. They describe their music as 'bittersweet progressive'. They are on tour at the moment and I would so recommend you go and see them.

 

http://www.pineapplethief.com/gigs

 

The Nordic bands such as Anekdoten, Anglagard and The Flower Kings are all ready appreciated here

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/462606/the-nordic-prog-rock-appreciation-thread

 

as I think that Nordic scene is big and influencial enough to deserve its own section. The Swedish bands in particular kept traditional prog going as it died a death, especially in the UK.

 

 

post #24 of 202
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From Seattle, The Master Musicians of Bukkake are described as playing 'collective ceremonial music'. They have an ethnic, rhythmic, metal, accoustic sound that is very atmospheric.

 

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post #25 of 202
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Fans of Porcupine Tree should check out Richard Barbieri's two solo albums. Primarily instrumental heavy electro sythesizer rock. Fans of OSI will also like it, as will, dare I say it, fans of later, darker heavier Depeche Mode.

 

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Then, you can also try the solo works of the other band members of Japan, the UK 1980s art rock group that Barbieri started off in, David Sylvian, Steve Jansen and Mick Karn and their various collaborations. There is a whole gold mine of superb, melodic, atmospheric music that came out of the band Japan, and lead to Porcupine Tree.

 

    

post #26 of 202

While I don't consider Owen Pallett and his Final Fantasy project progressive rock/metal I do consider it to be amazing music, I second the recommendation, He Poos Clouds is a genius album. Highlights for me of the album were This Lamb Sells Condos, He Poos Clouds, If I Were A Carp, and Song Song Song.

post #27 of 202
Canada: Mystery: One Among The Living
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The new album contains 69 minutes of brand new mysterious progressive rock including the 22 minutes suite Through Different Eyes. Mystery is known for its melodic progressive rock music and their last album Beneath the Veil of Winter s Face was voted progressive rock album of the year (2007) i many progressive rock medias making the album one of the best selling release on the Unicorn Digital catalogue. The breaktrough came for Mystery when singer Benoit David was asked to join legendary Progressive Rock band YES as their new lead singer, providing Mystery with an army of new fans worldwide. For One Among the Living, Mystery is joined by Daryl Stuermer (Genesis Phil Collins), Oliver Wakeman (Yes, The Strawbs,), John Jowitt (Frost, IQ, Arena), Antoine Fafard (Spaced Out), Claire Vezina and Richard Lanthier. The new CD will be released as a digipak with a 28 page booklet. After the success of the 2007 release Beneath the Veil of Winter s Face, and last year release of the 10th anniversary edition of Destiny? MYSTERY is back with their 6th studio album


France: Delusion Squared
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Once upon a time, there was a girl who was born inside an arcology. Due to the harsh conditions prevailing on Earth after the great wars, the remaining humanity had locked itself inside tight enclosures, except for some poor lost souls outside, who tried to survive in a polluted and sometimes deadly environment. Within the arcologies, people were organised much like in the ancient time, with powerful corporations keeping them busy by inventing new desires and merchandise to buy. Thanks to technological progress, artificial intelligences ran the arcologies and provided people with virtual sensorium and endless simulations. The girl was quite uncommon, in that she felt an aspiration towards real life rather than virtual existence. This is the story of her life. (more)

There's a video review at Live Prog





Meanwhile, the Rush 5.1 mix of Moving Pictures is out, and Caravan's Land of Grey and Pink 5.1 (mixed by Steven Wilson) is due end of May!
Edited by SiriuslyCold - 4/5/11 at 4:50pm
post #28 of 202
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Presently enjoying Mystery, thanks SiriuslyCold. I have got tickets to see Yes when they come to Glasgow in November.

post #29 of 202
PRM - you're welcome. have you heard these guys?


Jump is a neo prog band existing for nearly 20 years and this is their 11th album. you can listen to some songs on their myspace page

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Buckinghamshire proggers Jump are back once more with their eleventh album, The Beachcomber. Frontman and lyricist John Dexter Jones certainly knows how to tell a tale, and this album, arguably their best to date, contains eleven finely crafted songs, full of meaning and insight.

The songs here mix stories about dead relatives, young love, wasted lives and misguided hope, and have been honed over the last few years in the studio, and on the live circuit, and this has paid more dividends than BP recently, and left beaches in a better state.
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This is an excellent album from the Buckinghamshire boys and girls, full of proper "songs", not just a long jam with some meaningless words chucked on top. It captures your attention from start to finish, through its highs and lows. As already stated, not one for the prog-purist, but one for the lover of good music, the listener to tales, those of you enthralled by the vignettes painted by artists such as Fish (full review)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG6CvMxMwUA

sorry this is a piss poor video of a gig probably recorded on a mobile phone, but i challenge you to find more video clips wink.gif
Edited by SiriuslyCold - 4/7/11 at 1:56am
post #30 of 202
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Described as new psychedelic folk, Steven R Smith as Hala Strana and his eastern European folk influenced sound. Superb

 

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