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Member since: 1/7/2005 • Forum posts: 568 • Last visit: 6/24/2014 12:24:21 PM EST
Location: Brazil

Progressive Biography

My name is Flávio Miguel de Oliveira Zimmermann. I was born in September 29th, 1974 in the city of Joinville, Santa Catarina State, Brazil but now I live in the city of Florianópolis, 30 miles from Joinville, where I graduated and mastered in philosophy. I began my doctorate in 2006, focusing my research in skepticism and the theory of knowledgement questions.
Since I was 9 or 10 years old, I am a Queen fan, a band that I knew through my old brother. Later, I listened to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Supertramp and other 70s, 80s and metal bands but really I never liked metal and heavy hard rock bands too much. I always preferred the symphonic music and so when I saw, for the first time, a Genesis (Gabriel era) video, I really enjoyed them. The song was The Musical Box.
I was 17 years old and I met a friend (L.F.Klock) who was a prog-head. He loves Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Marillion and ELP, to name a few. He presented me these and other bands and I started to love all these bands as well. My next step was to know the Brazilian progressive (I didn't know it existed!!!): O Terço, Mutantes, Casa das Máquinas, O Sagrado Coração da Terra and Violeta de Outono were my first founds.
Nowadays I like too many bands and too many styles, but I always like more the symphonic genre, especially songs driven by the mellotron.
If I had to name the top 10 of progressive bands today, I would choose:
Genesis
Yes
ELP
King Crimson
Pink Floyd
Mike Oldfield
Renaissance
Supertramp
Marillion
IQ

After theses ones, I would choose:
Pendragon
Caravan
The Strawbs
Barclay James Harvest
Uriah Heep
Curved Air
Focus
Steve Hackett
Chris Squire
The Nice
McDonald And Giles
Beggar's Opera
Greenslade
Raw Material

I also love prog related and proto prog bands like:
The Alan Parson's Project
Roxy Music
Procol Harum
Wishbone Ash
The Moody Blues
Queen
The Beatles
The Who

About Brazilian and South American bands/artists, I recommend:
O Terço
Mutantes
Bacamarte
A Barca do Sol
Semente
Vesânia
Som Imaginário
Moto Perpétuo
Boca Livre
14 Bis
Beto Guedes
Recordando o Vale das Maçãs
MIA
Armando Tirelli
El Wara
Bubu
Los Jaivas
Estructura

And North American bands:
Yezda Urfa
Cathedral 70
Styx
Glass Hammer
Pavlov's Dog
Harmonium
Cast

Other countries:
Italy:
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso
Locanda Delle Fate
Le Orme
Allusa Falax
Maxophone
Quella Vecchia Locanda

Germany:
Grobschnitt
Wallenstein
Novalis

Portugal:
José Cid / Quarteto 1111
Tantra

Sweden:
Anglagard
Sinkadus

France:
Ange
Pentacle
Shub-Niggurath

Israel:
Atmosphera
Trespass

Everyday I find new bands and new wonderful albums. I appreciate ProgArchives to make me find so many bands and genres.
My intention presently is to help ProgArchives doing improvements and suggesting new additions. If you want to contact me: progressiverock70@yahoo.com / http://www.geocities.com/flaviozim

Reviews distribution by sub-genre


 Sub-genreNb of reviewsAvg rating
1 Symphonic Prog213.81
2 Eclectic Prog83.75
3 Psychedelic/Space Rock53.60
4 Prog Related43.75
5 Crossover Prog23.00
6 Prog Folk24.00
7 Neo-Prog23.50
8 Rock Progressivo Italiano15.00
9 Progressive Electronic13.00

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