Header

DRAGONFLY

Symphonic Prog • Switzerland


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Dragonfly picture
Dragonfly biography
DRAGONFLY was formed around 1974 and was the brainchild of two Zurich musicians named Markus Husi and Marcel Ege, while Markus was a fan of Yes, Genesis and ELP. Marcel was a guitarist trying to develop his own style but strongly influenced by the late 60's usual guitar based suspects as Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple or Carlos Santana.

Both met in the school in the early 70's and soon Markus was able to change Marcel into a proghead, soon they decided to form a band but an unknown trio recruits young Husi to join them as a second keyboardist and it was not long until Marcel also joined the band.}

For 1975, the original keyboardist of this band Erich Isler had left, the bass player was replaced by Klaus Monnig and the final touch was Briggitta Fischer who not only added lyrics to the instrumentals the band was working on but baptized them as Dragonfly.

In 1978 the band finds the definitive formation with Marcel Ege in the guitars, Markus Husi added Hammond C3, Clavinet D6, ARP Synthesizer, Oberhiem Synthesizer plus the essential grand piano, Klaus Moennig playing bass, Taurus bass pedals plus backing vocals; Rene Buhler as lead vocalist and percussion plus Beay Bossiger in the drums.

With this lineup and Patrick Baumgartner playing bass in one track, they release their one and only self titled release that can be described as classic Symphonic Prog with a strong Hard Rock edge and a hint of Italian Symphonic school, specially in the second track "Shellycoat" is absolutely reminiscent of PFM, most precisely of E'Festa (Celebration), nice album from a good band should had stayed alive for a longer period of time.

After the release of "Dragonfly", the band split because Punk hit some members who believed there was no future in Prog and wanted to take a more commercial approach and of course the others remained faithful to good old Progressive Rock.

Worth to give them a try, not essential but good enough for the most demanding progheads.

Ivßn Melgar Morey - Per˙

DRAGONFLY MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

DRAGONFLY forum topics / tours, shows & news


DRAGONFLY forum topics Create a topic now
DRAGONFLY tours, shows & news Post an entries now

DRAGONFLY Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to DRAGONFLY

Buy DRAGONFLY Music


DragonflyDragonfly
Gear Fab Records 2004
Audio CD$9.04
$7.98 (used)
Almost AbandonedAlmost Abandoned
Import
Imports 2007
Audio CD$7.00
$4.98 (used)
The Edge Of The WorldThe Edge Of The World
Redstar Entertainment 2006
Audio CD$0.01
$1.63 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
DRAGONFLY - DRAGONFLY - PSYCH / NEW / 180GM VINYL US $33.55 Buy It Now 1h 29m
Beatles - Best Pop 1990 Ultra Rare Unique Sunflower/Dragonfly Cover Korea 12" LP US $26.00 Buy It Now 4h 14m
YNGVIE MALMSTEEN 'Dragonfly' RARE Unplayed 1992 CD Promo ONLY US $18.99 Buy It Now 4h 34m
Jimi Hendrix "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" Made in France Dragonfly EX US $39.99 [0 bids]
US $59.99 Buy It Now
4h 59m
ZIGGY MARLEY DRAGONFLY SEALED CD US $6.54 Buy It Now 6h 51m
JIMMY GIUFFRE 4 - DRAGONFLY (IMPORT) NEW CD US $31.21 Buy It Now 9h 43m
A Sides / Lemon D - Exodus / Dragonfly Vip #156968 US $6.47 Buy It Now 10h 18m
Mellow - Dragonfly (Soundtrack To Cq) - 2002 #337039 US $6.47 Buy It Now 10h 18m
Blondie - Island of Lost Souls - Dragonfly - Picture Disc NM US $15.00 Buy It Now 14h 12m
DRAGONFLY DADO TOPIC, TIME, VJERUJEM U LJUBAV - EUROVISION 2007,RARE CRO CD US $20.00 Buy It Now 14h 15m
DRAGONFLY - Shave the Monkey - CD - NEW - 12Tracks US $6.18 Buy It Now 14h 48m
Strauss(7" Vinyl)The Dragonfly-Decca-71079-UK-VG/Ex US $12.96 Buy It Now 18h 48m
MICHAEL FRANKS(KOREA LP 12")DRAGONFLY SUMMER orig '93 pressing EX jazz/no cd US $39.99 Buy It Now 19h
Red Dragonfly by Fumito Nunoya (CD, 2008,Fumito Nunoya) US $33.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Paul Weller Vinyl Colored Limited Edition When Your Garden's Overgrown/Dragonfly US $35.00 Buy It Now 1 day
VITAPUP Dragonfly 7" OOP mid-90's Full City Blend indie-rock US $2.99 Buy It Now 1 day
In a Frail Daydream by Penny's Pet Dragonfly (CD, Orange Peal Records) US $5.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Dragonfly Summer US $4.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Jefferson Starship Dragonfly Vinyl LP US $6.00 [0 bids]
US $9.00 Buy It Now
1 day
Dragonfly-Almost Abandoned UK prog psych cd US $18.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Michael Franks - Dragonfly Summer CD 12trks 1993 US $3.83 [0 bids]
US $4.99 Buy It Now
1 day
ZIGGY MARLEY - DRAGONFLY US $3.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Jefferson Starship Dragonfly Semi-Rare Nice Over 400 Fair priced LP's US $5.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Mae Moore , Audio CD, Dragonfly US $7.09 Buy It Now 1 day
TORNADOS UK 1963 7" Single DRAGONFLY Joe Meek US $8.09 Buy It Now 1 day
FLEETWOOD MAC DRAGONFLY 7" SINGLE 1971 ~~ US $6.61 [0 bids]
1 day
DRAGONFLY - S/T US 60's Heavy Psych 180 Gr Reissue LP Vinyl SEALED US $39.85 Buy It Now 1 day
Dub Trees - Nature Never Did Betray The Heart That Loved Her CD Dragonfly 2000 US $24.33 Buy It Now 1 day
THE STRAWBS Dragonfly CD BRAND NEW Bonus Tracks US $16.22 Buy It Now 1 day
James Henry - Dragonfly [CD New] US $11.98 Buy It Now 2 days
Island Dreams - Dragonfly New & Sealed Compact Disc Free Shipping US $24.69 Buy It Now 2 days
Blondie - Island Of Lost Souls / Dragonfly 45 rpm 1982 US $2.25 Buy It Now 2 days
Fleetwood Mac Dragonfly 7" Record Store Day RSD! Sealed! Blue Vinyl US $32.44 Buy It Now 2 days
JEFFERSON STARSHIP-DRAGONFLY 1974 GRUNT REC LP BFL1-0717 VG+-VG++ RIDE THE TIGER US $4.99 Buy It Now 2 days
(I656) Miyagi, Dragonfly - DJ CD US $3.16 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria2 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria2 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria2 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria2 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria2 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria2 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria2 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria2 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria2 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria2 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria2 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria2 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria3 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria3 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria3 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria3 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria3 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria3 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria3 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria3 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria3 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria3 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria3 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria3 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria1 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria1 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria1 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria1 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria1 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria1 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria1 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria1 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria1 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria1 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria1 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
New Coheed & Cambria1 Dragonfly Sexy Tee hoodie sweatshirt (longsleve available) US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
ELENA RUEHR - JANE WANG CONSIDERS THE DRAGONFLY - NEW CD US $15.03 Buy It Now 2 days
FREE U.S.sh/$3 int'l sh ~ NEW CD Bunnett, Jane: Red Dragonfly US $9.95 Buy It Now 2 days
FREE U.S.sh/$3 int'l sh ~ LIKE NEW CD Bunnett,Jane: Red Dragonfly (AKA Tombo) Im US $8.74 Buy It Now 2 days
FREE U.S.sh/$3 int'l sh ~ NEW CD Bunnett,Jane: Red Dragonfly (AKA Tombo) Import US $13.79 Buy It Now 2 days
ANTHONY PHILLIPS - DRAGONFLY DREAMS (604388201624) - NEW CD US $21.95 Buy It Now 3 days
FLEETWOOD MAC: Dragonfly-Purple Dancer-Germany 7" 1971 Reprise Records 14063 ASL US $48.98 Buy It Now 3 days
THE TORNADOS - DRAGONFLY - ORIGINAL 1963 SINGLE - DECCA RECORDS - GOOD US $6.41 [0 bids]
3 days
DRAGONFLY: Dragonfly LP (Spain, re, sl cover bend) rare Rock & Pop US $45.00 Buy It Now 3 days
MACHINE Lonesome tree DUTCH 7" SINGLE 1970 heavy prog psych rock post DRAGONFLY US $4.99 [0 bids]
US $9.99 Buy It Now
3 days
Vitapup - Dragonfly [members of Born Against Team Dresch The Butchies] US $4.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Amor Spanish Guitar Songs Love Music CD New Dance Dragonfly Spain Wine Roses US $3.99 Buy It Now 3 days
JEFFERSON STARSHIP - DRAGONFLY NEW CD US $10.14 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly 2 t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly 2 t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly 2 t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly 2 t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days
New coheed & cambria vintage dragonfly 2 t-shirt (longsleve & hoodie available) US $18.99 Buy It Now 3 days

More places to buy DRAGONFLY music online Buy DRAGONFLY & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for DRAGONFLY DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

DRAGONFLY shows & tickets


  • Armada Espa˝ola Open Fest on 19 Sep 2014

DRAGONFLY discography


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

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

2.65 | 24 ratings
Dragonfly
1982

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

DRAGONFLY Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

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

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

DRAGONFLY Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Dragonfly by DRAGONFLY album cover Studio Album, 1982
2.65 | 24 ratings

BUY
Dragonfly
Dragonfly Symphonic Prog

Review by stefro
Prog Reviewer

1 stars A gruesome slice of early-eighties symphonic prog that borrows from a host of superior acts - Genesis, Yes, Grobschnitt to name but a few - this thoroughly overcooked self-titled debut from Swiss outfit Dragonfly is a prime example of just how excessive and tedious progressive rock can get. The group's only release, the main problem here is that the 'rock' element is pretty non-existent, the majority of the album coated in a glutinous array of cheesy synths, rapid-fire keyboard passages and Rene Buhler's unfortunately overly-teutonic vocals. Opening track 'Beyond The Spider's Web', a wildly erratic synth-rock workout that comes across like a bad nursery rhyme, is a prime example. There is, simply put, no edge to Dragonfly's sound. This is soft, gooey music - almost the sonic equivalent of treacle - and the addition of classically-orientated ingredients as found on the album's risible closing epic('Dragonfly') only seems to accentuate the point. Sadly, and despite some obvious talent behind the instruments, this as bad a prog-rock album as this reviewer has heard. No wonder they never recorded again.

STEFAN TURNER, STOKE NEWINGTON, 2012

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Dragonfly by DRAGONFLY album cover Studio Album, 1982
2.65 | 24 ratings

BUY
Dragonfly
Dragonfly Symphonic Prog

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

3 stars An intristing little album from Switzerland. These guys release only this album way back in 1982, and what a record, great. It's a blend between Yes on title piece Dragonfly the longest and some german bands from the late '70 like Minotaurus or Tibet. Anyway this is a great album with a lot of keys made by the main man from the band Markus Husi and stunning guitar harmonies by Marcel Ege. Best tracks are Behind the spider's web and the instrumental one Shellycoat. Fans of neo prog should give a try, worth it, and listners of Yes and even Cirkel , Saga or Pendragon might be impressed. 3 stars

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Dragonfly by DRAGONFLY album cover Studio Album, 1982
2.65 | 24 ratings

BUY
Dragonfly
Dragonfly Symphonic Prog

Review by bhikkhu
Special Collaborator Symphonic Prog Team

3 stars Here is an interesting little nugget form Switzerland. The fact that it was released in 1982 makes it even more fascinating. It owes almost nothing to the sounds of the time. I could say that this was recorded in the mid '70s, and no one would be the wiser. It is a unique blend of classic arena rock, British style keyboards, and a touch of euro-pop balladry. Imagine Rush meets Yes, gets a visit from Deep Purple, and melt cheese on the top.

When these guys are good, they are fantastic. The instrumentals are some of the best prog has to offer. The problems start with the vocals. Perhaps it would have been better in their native language. The accent is sometimes a bit thick. This also could explain problems with lyrical content. The content absolutely makes me cringe at times. Coupled with a very sugary melody on "You Know my Ways," I am in fear of going into a diabetic coma (or at least gagging). If you can stand it, it's actually good for a laugh. "Willing and Ready to Face It" is as cheesy as formula rockers come (this could be where Europe got its inspiration).

There are some good rockers. "Behind the Spider's Web" would make the Scorpions pack up and go home. "Shellycoat" is well-executed little medieval folk piece, and lets you know that there is some depth to this band. As you would expect, the real strength is in the epic tracks. "Dragonfly," and "The Riddle Princess," have all those elements that I love about '70s style symphonic prog. These guys deliver the goods too. They have what it takes to pull this kind of thing off, and don't sound like they are copying anyone else.

In the end I am of two minds about this album. The good tracks are great, but the lesser moments are really poor. Thankfully, There is much more to love than to throw away. It's too bad they just didn't release a shorter album. It could have been a classic. So, is it essential? The answer is no. There is no need to seek this one out. However, if you do happen to run across it, definitely pick it up. (3.35 stars).

H.T. Riekels

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition. and to Ivan_Melgar_M for the last updates

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

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.92 seconds