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Old 11-09-2008, 08:00 AM
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Talking 10 of the best uknown prog albums

There should be a list of albums that are "10 out of 10", but relatively unknown, for prog fans like me - who tune into AM and we feel like a kid in a candy store. Just show us 10 albums to soak up for a while!

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1. Albums that are outside of the mainstream areas (Yes, Genesis, Spock's Beard, Flower Kings, etc.) These can be from any country, any time period, etc.

2. Must be relatively devoid of clunkers, no throwaway tracks.

3. International albums are encouraged (obviously)

and last but not least

4. These albums should be your "favorite albums that no one knows about." Go ahead and share!

Thanks to the Moon and the Moonies for making all this possible.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:04 AM
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

You couldn't make it any harder could you?
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

AUFKLARUNG della pesta l'oscuro piacere 1995 Italy , their only CD , sold out, 4 tracks only for around 45 minutes of astounding prog rock, with Chico Grosso ( from Asgard) on lead vocals
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

Well, I can't guarantee that no one knows about these, my favorite lesser known groups, but here's a shot at it.

First band I thought of was Credo - who's nickname is The Best Prog Band no one has heard of. But since many of us saw them at RosFest I decided not to list them in my top fave. But here's a big plug for them.

1) Alas - Alas
2) Bennie Maupin - Penumbra
3) Garaj Mahal - Blueberry Cave
4) Moth Vellum - Moth Vellum
5) Karnataka - Delicate Flame of Desire
6) Iceberg - Coses Nostres & Arc-en-ciel
7) Violent District - Terminal Breath
8) Anima Mundi - Septentrion
9) Talamasca - Rights of Passage
10) Carmen - Fandangos in Space

And here are the runner's up:

The Flock - The Flock
Alex Machacek - Improvisation
General Fuzz - Inner Sunset
Persephone's Dream - Moonspell
Violent Silence - Kinetic
Seven Reizh - Strinkadenn Ys

I hope this gets the ball rolling.
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AUFKLARUNG della pesta l'oscuro piacere 1995 Italy , their only CD , sold out, 4 tracks only for around 45 minutes of astounding prog rock, with Chico Grosso ( from Asgard) on lead vocals
... della tempesta ...
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:55 AM
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

This is my selection :

1. Spring - Spring (1971)
2. Nektar - Recycled (1975)
3. Anyone's Daughter - Adonis (1979)
4. Hypnos 69 - The electric measure (2007)
5. Seventh Wave - Things to come (1974)
6. The 7 Samurai - The ultimate epic (2006)
7. Walrus - Walrus (1969)
8. Claire Hamill - October (1973)
9. Symphonic Slam - Symphonic Slam (1976)
0. Garybaldi - Astrolabio (1973)
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:03 PM
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

[quote=Moepheus;38605]There should be a list of albums that are "10 out of 10", but relatively unknown, for prog fans like me - who tune into AM and we feel like a kid in a candy store. Just show us 10 albums to soak up for a while!

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You couldn't make it any harder could you?
Agreed. I noticed the criteria never said they had to be prog.

In no particular order and imho

1.) Bjork - Vespertine (a bit different but great)
2.) Shawn Phillips - Second Contribution (always a good listen)
3.) Loreena McKennitt - An Ancient Muse (Celtic Prog?)
4.) The Doors - Other Voices & Full Circle (both released without Jim Morrison)
5.) Magna Carta - Seasons & Lord of the Ages (more folk rock but some prog numbers)
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:15 PM
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

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Well, I can't guarantee that no one's knows about these

Violent Silence - Kinetic

Well said...

glad to see some love for Kinetic. I chat with Johan (drummer) every so often and it's hard for them to keep doing music...

Finch is one I would add to the list...
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:06 AM
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

Here is a few more in no particular order what so ever:

California 99 - Eddie Haskel
Peter and the Wolf - Jack Lancaster & Friends
Nektar - Journey to the Center of the Eye & both Live in New York
David Greenslade - The Pentateuch of the Cosmogony
Godley & Creme - Consequences
Expresso - First Rain
Alan Parsons & Eric Wolfson - Freudiana
Lucifers Friend - Banquet
John Lord - Sarabande
Roger Glover - Butterfly Ball & Grasshopper Feast & Elements
Kayak - Nostrodamus

That is it for now, thanks for playing
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:05 PM
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

Well OK, here's a few at random that I like that aren't all that mainstream I guess, although they are pretty mainstream on the Moon:

Rain - Cerulean Blue
Frost - Milliontown
Pilotdrift - Water Sphere
Ozric Tentacles - Erpland (or any album really)
Happy The Man - Beginnings
National Health - Complete
Jade Warrior - Waves or Way Of The Sun
One Shot - Ewaz Vader
Pineapple Thief - 10 Stories Down
Group 87 - Group 87

One man's mainstream is another man's obscure of course. These are all over the map style-wise but are all on the Moon, I'd request a tune or two to check the albums out before buying.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:56 PM
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

Here's one that comes to mind right away:
Clepsydra, "Alone"
It's recently been added to the Moon...
http://auralmoon.com/index.php?optio...pper&Itemid=29

Also, their album "Fears" is quite good.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:56 PM
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

The Appleseed Cast - Low Level Owl, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

I'm a Japanese progger so can I recommend this album?

Yonin-Bayashi - Isshoku Sokuhatsu (Touch-And-Go)
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

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AUFKLARUNG della tempesta, l'oscuro piacere 1995 Italy , their only CD , sold out, 4 tracks only for around 45 minutes of astounding prog rock, with Chico Grosso ( from Asgard) on lead vocals
from the storm, obscure enjoyment. an appropriate title. Nice.

The one record that immediately comes to mind, and I've written to Jim about this was released 20 years earlier than Mailo's pick, and is Goblin's Profondo Rosso. Translates to deep red, as in blood. If you are from Italy you most likely know this but outside the country I suppose less so.

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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

Above I selected already 10 albums but forgotten one incredible album.
It's the untitled album from german band GILA, one of the finest krautrock albums ever made. It's a mainly instrumental trip with cosmic and etnic textures but also with space rock and psychedelic parts. For those who like Pink Floyd's 60's albums and early Hawkwind releases. Very recommanded !!
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

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from the storm, obscure enjoyment. an appropriate title. Nice.

The one record that immediately comes to mind, and I've written to Jim about this was released 20 years earlier than Mailo's pick, and is Goblin's Profondo Rosso. Translates to deep red, as in blood. If you are from Italy you most likely know this but outside the country I suppose less so. It is not on the moon, but should eventually find its way in.
Here's a link to purchase the albums of Goblin. Anyone care to step up?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_m?...goblin&x=0&y=0
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

Quiet Sun - Mainstream (not quite sure which is the band name, which is the album...features Eno, Manzenera, etc.)
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

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!
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Re: 10 of the best uknown prog albums

just of the top of my head:
1. Nova - Vimana
2. Mongol - Doppler 44
3. Pineapple Thief - What We Have Sown

back later w/others
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Ditto on that Pineapple Thief, Poda!
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