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Old 11-12-2008, 07:21 AM
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

isaiah, a 70s christian prog rock band i got from a torrent site but lost the web sites name
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:30 AM
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another band I just thought of that I discovered in Minnesota, USA is a band called Taï Phong. Taï Phong is a bit of an oddity, as it is a French band founded by Vietnamese brothers Kahn and Taï Ho Tong. The sound is comparable to Camel, and Novalis, but the most telling description is 'France's answer to Barclay James Havest.'
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

In no particular order...

Atoll-Tertio
Maxophone - Maxophone
Celeste - Principe di un Giorno
Picchio dal Pozzo - Piccio dal Pozzo
SFF - Symphonic Pictures
The United States of America -The United States Of America
Daevid Allen -n'existe pas
Pip Pyle - Seven Year Itch
Greaves/Blegvad/Herman - Kew. Rhone
The Lodge - Smell Of A Friend
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

Pulsar - Halloween
Halloween - Laz
Ozric Tentacles - There Is Nothing
Hawkwind - Live Chronicles
Arrakeen - Patchwork
Lazuli - En Avant Doute
Maldoror - L'Arbre Cimetière
The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
Quidam - Quidam
Mostly Autumn - The Spirit of Autumn Past

I don't know if those are my top ten of the unknown prog albums, but they are pretty good and pretty unknown.
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another band I just thought of that I discovered in Minnesota, USA is a band called Taï Phong. Taï Phong is a bit of an oddity, as it is a French band founded by Vietnamese brothers Kahn and Taï Ho Tong. The sound is comparable to Camel, and Novalis, but the most telling description is 'France's answer to Barclay James Havest.'

The first line-up of that french band gave birth to the solo career of a well known french singer called Jean jacques Goldman ( hi pitched voice, good axeman), he played guitar with tai Phong ( that name just for the record means typhoon), he left the band in order to make his tour of duty in the french army , i think he never rejoigned the band after the army because of internal trouble

their official discography is made of 3 LPS Tai Phong 75/Windows 76/Last flight 78 or 79 all on Warner Bros ( for Europe) . I got the first ( and best imho) know the second, third is unknown to my old ears
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Quiet Sun is the name of the band. There is a song on there called "mummy was an asteroid daddy was a nonstick kitchen utensil. I love that title!
Mummy and rongwrong are on the 801 live LP also

QS's bassman Bill Mc Cormick is awesome on the live mummy version
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

1. Alas - Pinta Tu Aldea
2. Iceberg - Coses Nostres
3. Fusioon - Minorisa
4. Osanna - Palepoli
5. La Maquina de Hacer Pajaros - Peliculas
6. Mezquita - Recuerdos de mi Tierra
7. Companya Electrica Dharma - L'Ocumballa (my last discovery)
8. Bubu - Anabelas
9. Los Jaivas - Alturas del Macchu Picchu
10. Gotic - Escenes

Most of the albums are real great ones and needless to say by latin and spanish bands, except Osanna...
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

Eduardo Bort- same
Nightwinds- same
Lift- Caverns of your brain
New Trolls- concerto grosso #1
White Willow-sacrament
Anthony Phillips- geese and the ghost
Aragon- don't bring the rain
Sebastian Hardie- windchase (four moments is good too)
Solaris-1990
Easter Island-now and then
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

I am too lazy to read all of the responses so I apologize for any repeats.

in no particular order:
Nathan Mahl - Clever Use of Shadows (I think this is out of print but rereleased as "Shadows Unbound" or something like that)
Asia Minor - Between Flesh And Divine
Carpe Diem - En Regardant Passer Le Temps
Stern Combo Meissen - Weisses Gold
Bacamarte - Depois Do Fim
Pulsar - Halloween
Mirthrandir - For You The Old Women
4/3 De Trio - Faiblesse
Ad Infinitum - Ad Infinitum
Bellaphon - Firefly

and as a bonus, not sure if this is lesser known, but one of the best albums of any genre of all time:
FM - Black Noise

all of these are on the Moon for your investigation

I know these 3 additional put me over 10 but deal with it:
Crucible - Tall Tales
Blezqi Zatsaz - The Tide Turns
Xang - Destiny Of A Dream

I would find three of the previous list to remove if necessary, these three are that good

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The first line-up of that french band gave birth to the solo career of a well known french singer called Jean jacques Goldman ( hi pitched voice, good axeman), he played guitar with tai Phong ( that name just for the record means typhoon), he left the band in order to make his tour of duty in the french army , i think he never rejoigned the band after the army because of internal trouble

their official discography is made of 3 LPS Tai Phong 75/Windows 76/Last flight 78 or 79 all on Warner Bros ( for Europe) . I got the first ( and best imho) know the second, third is unknown to my old ears
I have the 3rd Taï Phong album "Last flight" (1979). IMO it's the best one. The lack of personality of its predecessor is all gone with this album. Moving closer to Pavlov's Dog or Rush (the vocals) and including 6 songs. There are 2 long pieces (above 9 minutes) with rich melodies and strong burning guitars. JJ Goldman only write 2 compostions. Very recommanded !!!
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

Some outstanding choices Jim (especially Black Noise) but I'm surprised at the Ad Infinitum. Corny prog lyrics and overdone arrangements - but I must admit, musically excellent..
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

One of my unknown favorites is by a French band called Yog Sothoth. I have their only album (to the best of my knowledge) from 1984, which was self-titled. I guess they were primarily a RIO band that often leaned toward avant-jazz. The closest comparison that comes to mind is Shub Niggurath, but it's not entirely accurate.
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

Tough assignment this.......

Ad Infinitum - [1998] Ad Infinitum - only one album so far.....
Argent - [1974] Nexus
Brighteye Brison - [2002] Brighteye Brison
Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - [1990] The Big Idea
David Bedford - [1975] The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Dirk "Mont" Campbell - [1996] Music From A Round Tower
Doracor - [2007] Onirika
Etcetera - [2001] Tales Of Ardour And Deceit (From DK - rare prog band)
Ezra - [2006] Songs from Pennsylvania (Welsh)
Grandstand - [2001] Tricks Of Time
H2O - [2001] Due
Hoelderlin - [1979] New Faces (Great now defunct German prog band)
Knight Area - [2007] Under A New Sign (Dutch high class prog)
Kurt Rongey - [2007] With Form It Threatens Silence
Mermaid Kiss - [2007] Etarlis
Osada Vida - [2006] Three Seats Behind A Triangle
Pekka Pohjola - Pewit
Philharmonie - [1994] Nord
Simon Says - [2002] Paradise Square
Tasavallan Presidentti - [1972] Lambertland (Finnish masterpiece)

Sorry I can't nail it down to 10 - hard to define unkown too
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Hoelderlin - [1979] New Faces (Great now defunct German prog band)

This is simply not true. They reformed a few years ago and released an album "eight" last year.
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I have to go with a couple of Polish bands:

INDUKTI's SUSAR is absolutely excellent.
Riverside's Out of Myself and Second Life Syndrome are also very good.
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

Interesting thread!

Here are some of my favourites that roughly fit the criteria, in no particular order:

Rachel's Birthday - An Invitation To...
Collage - Moonshine
Happy The Man - 1st (coccoon and butterfly)
Avant Garden - Maelstrom
In The Labyrinth - Walking on Clouds
Kornett - Fritt Fall
Leviathan - Bee Yourself
Ancient Veil - Ancient Veil
XII Alfonso - Odyssee (and also "This Is", equally good, imo)
Den Fule - Lugemleik

Honourable mentions:

Izz - I Move (and "Sliver of a Sun")
Satellite - Into the Night
10 cc - Sheet Music
Panzerpappa - Farlig Vandring
Maneige - Ni vent... ni nouvelle
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An another gem :

Pig farm on the moon Orbital on Musical Mind 2002 , they are from Venezuela


NB I 've choosen to restrict my choices to non AM stuff
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

Hmmmmm... so, here's my list:

1. Beggar's Opera - Waters Of Change
2. Cressida - Asylum
3. Cressida - Cressida
4. Wigwam - Being
5. Time Traveller - Chapters I & II
6. Maxophone - Maxophone
7. Second Hand - Death May Be Your Santa Claus
8. Czeslaw Niemen - Aerolit
9. SBB - Memento z Banalnym Tryptykiem
10. SBB - Ze Slowem Biegne Do Ciebie
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