Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Neo-Prog • Switzerland

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Deep Thought picture
Deep Thought biography
Swiss band DEEP THOUGHT was formed back in 1993 when Dominik Pfleghaar (keyboards) and Marcel Oehler (guitars) hooked up due to a magazine ad. The band remained a duo until 1995, when they recruited Hagman (drums) and Raphael Schefold (bass). When Hanspeter Olloz (vocals) joined soon after the band's line-up was finally complete. Until 1996 that is, when all the new members decided to quit and Deep Thought effectively fell apart.

Just a few months later a new edition of the band rose from the ashes however, with Dominik Rudmann (bass) and Martin Altenbach (drums) complementing the formative duo. This now instrumental quartet hit the studio and recorded five new songs, appended with four recordings from their first period as an instrumental quartet. The end result became the demo tape Morphios.

Come 1998 and Patrick Merz (vocals) joined the ranks of Deep Thought. As soon as he was settled in the band rerecorded their 1996 demo tape in full and their official debut album was this new edition of Morphios, released in 1998. This production was followed by the EP Shadows of the Past in 2000. The positive feedback the band received for these productions as well as for their live performances inspired them to take the next obvious step: Higher quality recordings, with a professional release as the target. Followiong recording sessions in 2001 and 2002 they were ready with their second full length album Somewhere in the Dark, released through Swiss label Galileo Records to positive critical acclaim.

Building upon these handful of years of favourable proceedings turned out to be difficult however. Especially following the departure of drummr Altenbach in 2004. While a replacement, Lukas Reinhard, quickly joined their ranks, the momentum slowed down for some reason or other. The latest news from the band dates back to the fall of 2008, and it is belived that they are currently in a state of hiatus.

DEEP THOUGHT Videos (YouTube and more)

Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to DEEP THOUGHT


DEEP THOUGHT discography

Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help to complete the discography and add albums

DEEP THOUGHT top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.96 | 6 ratings
2.80 | 5 ratings
Somewhere in the Dark
3.40 | 10 ratings
The Tunnel

DEEP THOUGHT Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

DEEP THOUGHT Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

DEEP THOUGHT Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

DEEP THOUGHT Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 1 ratings
Shadows of the Past


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Morphios by DEEP THOUGHT album cover Studio Album, 1998
2.96 | 6 ratings

Deep Thought Neo-Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars Swiss progsters Deep Thought were born in 1993 in Basel, when keyboardist Dominik Pfleghaar met guitarist Marcel Oehler through an ad.Through many line-up changes and an occasional break-up, Deep Thought released a demo tape in 1996 and survived until 1997, when things turned around with the arrival of Dominik Rudmann on bass, Patrick Merz on vocals and Lukas Reinhard on drums.The result of these joinings was the debut demo CD ''Morphios'', named after the Greek god of dreams, in 1998.

Deep Thought play well-crafted Neo Prog with occasional symphonic leanings, warm vocals but also plenty of fine instrumental themes and melodies.At their worst they sound like a poor man's version of AMENOPHIS or TWIN AGE with strong MARILLION references.Decent Neo/Symphonic Progressive Rock with lots of synths leading the way and interesting guitar lines, the vocals are sensitive and slightly accented, but at the end the compositions have nothing new to add to the saturated Neo Prog scene.At their best though Deep Thought have much to offer, sounding like a cross between the demanding moments of COLLAGE and IQ.Great distorted guitars next to very dramatic keyboards and striking instrumental sections, very good musicianship with shifting moods and a fair amount of breaks.Especially the instrumental themes are mostly atmospheric with a big symphonic sound at moments and will please all fans of dramatic Progressive Rock, the vocal ones though are a bit flat to my ears.

Undiscovered band with a conveincing mix of Neo Prog with Symphonic Rock.Recommended, though this demo CD is quite hard to find.

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.