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It's Time To Start Expanding Again...

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Hello all, as some of you know, I'm a prog-nut. I love me some progressive rock. Stuff like Yes's 'Close to The Edge" and "Fragile", and Pink Floyd's "The Wall" and "Animals" being some of my favorites. Well, after a almost a year and a half of being in the audio gig, ive amassed, 80Gb of music, or about 1.5k songs. Ive got complete discographies from Dream Theater, Pink Floyd, Rush, and Iron Maiden, to name a few. But I feel I must keep growing.

Lately as High School Honor's Band and work and slowly been taking over my life, ive had less and less time to listen to music. But I still make sure to listen to an album before drifting into sleep. And that pretty much eliminates the heavier stuff like Iron Maiden or Ozzy. So I'm looking to "expand into more peaceful, calmer music, like smoother Jazz and female vocal features. The prog cab stay, in fact, any more suggestions to go along with my previously stared favorites is very welcome. But id like to grow my softer collection of music so hit me up with your best female vocals, your best Jazz, whatever. I'm open to pretty much whatever.

A few guidelines;
1. Has to sound good. Mastering has to be of good quality (were audiophiles after all!)
2. Cant be too simple. I like 'smart people music' (not to sound like a snob), cant be the crap that's being put on the radio.

And that's about it! Give me your best suggestions smily_headphones1.gif
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I included some just on the mention of female vocalists, even though they aren't calm/peaceful. Hopefully you find something you like. I underlined the ones that probably wouldn't be good to listen to before bed.

 

Airlock - Drystar  / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-Rcv8cQoZI

Amethystium - Evermind / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_dpPMyA5vk

Balligomingo - Beneath The Surface / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaT9WJQajmA

Bonobo - Black Sands / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTjF2_-bneM

Carbon Based Lifeforms - Interloper / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0AG_W0E2Nc

Curve - Gift / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnBD1qQ9KKs

Delerium - Karma / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36Uv2RvwMj8

Floex - Zorya / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX_jeZE1qMQ

Groove Armada - Vertigo / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2093VBJyWs

H.U.V.A. Network - Distances / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBB70-RkChA

Hidden Orchestra - Night Walks / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8cmkcumMmA

Hybrid - Morning Sci-Fi / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F76LgpKQcg

Kauan - Aava Tuulen Maa / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWTteiuZFE8 (Also check out Kuu... if you like this)

Marconi Union - Distance / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2NPWb-uyHw 

Ochre - A Midsummer Nice Dream / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N1OX319f9o

Ocoeur - Light As A Feather / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMDJ3ejynfI

Ott - Skylon / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnhuZ_p-dbQ

Pale Forest - Exit Mould / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w8JPg-ArIA&feature=youtu.be

Puracane - In Limbo: The Lost Puracane Sessions / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leObUXlKxeE

Sepiamusic - Trenches / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsMBUlIQRyU

The Cinematic Orchestra - Motion / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-a6c1b0qCs

The Gathering - Souvenirs / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzOThqWzSjY

Thievery Corporation - The Mirror Conspiracy / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq0ESlJhvBM

Tipper - Surrounded / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Q7t2NeN_M

Tycho - Past Is Prologue / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOgf-YP5W2M

Vesna - Snow Sences / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jakpjm3B6-s

Zero 7 - Simple Things / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZObnSiajFc

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Thanks so much! I'll keep this thread going, and check those out in the mean time :)
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