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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2016 at 00:41
It took me some time (money, money money ...) but I finally got on vinyl these three little gems. 
Barabba Canti del Vangelo Secondo Barabba album cover
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pvx7GRG4mA

*Hellebore - Il y a Des Jours CD (album) cover
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R7DVdSDNsw

Syrinx Long Lost Relatives album cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKp67EfFeWY&list=PL9hLkUGcThJLZUHMT6y0L948FZcbf9dyd
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2016 at 02:08
^ Hey Pierre I love that Syrinx album! Not all of it works perfectly but man it has some outstanding moments.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2016 at 02:29
Yes Sag. Thumbs Up And it's such a beautiful object. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2016 at 02:53
how about Catapilla? they only made 2 albums, but I really love them


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2016 at 05:09
Not sure if they would be considered as progressive (rather brutal RIO/avant-prog?), but I have 3 albums by the Swiss band ALBOTH!
Not a band you like to hear before going to bed or just after waking up, but still an experience...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brainstormer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2016 at 00:21
Here's the band Handel with their symphonic version of "Alexander's Feast."  You'll just have to imagine it as a four piece as I don't have that link

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2016 at 01:01
As others have said it depends on the level of obscurity. But I reckon any band that I've never seen mentioned here or at PE must be pretty damn obscure. The only two I can immediately think of, where I own the albums, would be Zem and Sonorhc.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nicky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2016 at 04:41
Semiramis, Bachdenkel, Dragonwyck and Writing on the Wall (not in any particular order). Although I'd say that from this list, maybe only Dragonwyck are really obscure. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote uduwudu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2016 at 05:23
Cue the fictional band names citation. The Evangelical Rollermeister Coalition. I like their earlier stuff.

Otherwise Andromeda (who had Zeppelin and Sabbath, 2 also obscure artists) warm up for 'em. Another name that might not be a household object is High Tide. Might as well mention the Groundhogs.

Speaking of obscure, bands that might be famous here but not off this site are one thing but a band that is world famous (mainstream) that may be relatively obscure here (the opposite) was seeing Split Enz mentioned. Now there was band that made itself a much better pop band with the perennial Beatles influence than a prog rock band. They did some good work with obscuremfaded guitar hero Phil Manzanera he of obscure 70s deities Roxy Music.
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T2 maybe............Patto maybe.........
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.O.rang, Camberwell Now, From Monument to Masses
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aglasshouse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2016 at 15:20
The Shiver, East of Eden, and Ramases to name a few.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Duke of Rother Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2016 at 15:52
A new one I've just come across - Evership.

Brazilian bands A Bolha and Blue Mammoth (latter not so obscure though).

Poland's Loonypark, Love De Vice and Millenium have varying degrees of obscurity I suppose.

But Evership is the one that really needs to be on PA.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2016 at 08:35
I love obscure American Prog from the 70's:

Arabesque
Babylon
Earthrise
Easter Island
Surprise
Lift 
Maelstrom
Quill
The Load
Mirthrandir
Pentwater
Pre
Hands
Ethos 
Hands
Chakra

and, of course (though less obscure):

Happy The Man
Starcastle
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Terrapin Station Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2016 at 16:22
Well, it's difficult to say who is obscure or not.  Van der Graaf Generator or even Gentle Giant are going to be obscure to most "normal folks," whereas I'd not assume that I could mention anyone that a significant percentage of progarchives regulars won't be familiar with.

At any rate, a couple handfuls of favs who are less well-known than Gentle Giant Wink:

4/3 de Trio
5uu's
7for4
Kids Eat Crayons
Kombinat M
Naikaku
Nukli
Simon Steensland
U Totem
Zs
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Originally posted by Terrapin Station Terrapin Station wrote:


5uu's
Simon Steensland
U Totem


Now those are good bands
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote comascape Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2016 at 12:42
Would Beggars Opera be obscure? If so, probably them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maryes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2016 at 18:26
I can mention countless bands , as for instance the Norwegian band DEJA-V and his only album "Between the Leaves" from 1976, the Swiss band CARDEILHAC "Same" from 1971, other Swiss band FRIENDSHIP TIME "Same" from 1976, the North-american band ETHO'S and his 2 albums "Ardour" from 1975, "Open Up" from 1977 etc... etc.... etc...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Aled91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2016 at 01:15
Check out these:

Jeavestone
Il Rumore Bianco
La Coscienza di Zeno
The Secret Sits
Promenade
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ProfPanglos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2017 at 22:49
My "obscure band" recommendation to those of you with an ear for electronic (particularly Berlin-school) is... Nightcrawlers.  These guys were the real deal.  

https://manikinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/traveling-backwards

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/rpykn8/the-nightcrawlers-remain-an-obscure-but-great-80s-electronic-band
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