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Poll Question: Which of these Scandinavian scenes do you personally prefer?
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24 [58.54%]
11 [26.83%]
5 [12.20%]
1 [2.44%]
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    Posted: December 22 2016 at 13:06
I voted Sweden as a country of Samla Mammas Manna, Anglagard, Anekdoten etc.


Edited by charles_ryder - December 22 2016 at 13:07
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difficult choice

Sweden was an obvious choice in the 70's & 90's and still running ok nowadays
Finland was big in the 70's & 00's, but has been on a low in the 10's
Norway has been the strongest in the millenium, IMHO
Denmark was ok in the 70's, but has been almost nowhere since
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Sweden.

Finland is great at symphonic metal, though.
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Norway has closed the gap but it's still Sweden. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2016 at 00:55
I don't have much from Denmark, have quite a bit from Finland, and heaps from Sweden and Norway.
I'm leaning towards Norway......
The Smell Of Incense
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Panzerpappa
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Tusmorke
..........etc.....
Sweden has its share of talented bands I admire a lot too. But at this juncture, I'm going for Norway.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2016 at 01:44
Sweden. I know little Finnish prog, but there are some good ones. Norway is booming with 2016 being a good year for Norwegian prog.
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A tie between Sweden and Norway for me.
 
Finland doesn't belong to Scandinavia by the way.
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Difficult. When I counted the bands, Denmark was last in line, mostly metal.

Also I had to ignore non-progbands (Neneh Cherry, a-ha, Abba, etc.)
Sweden and Norway have great bands, but Finland has: Uzva, Tasavallan Presidentii, Taipuva Luotisuora, Hidria Spacefolk etc.
 
Funny thing is Øresund Space Collective is Danish/Swedish.
 
I think all in all, Sweden is at top, because almost all music from, Sweden is topnotch.
I should have voted for Finland, because they have a lot of ethnic influences in their music (Uzva, Hidria Spacefolk etc.)
 
But I voted for Sweden because of Abba...
 
Just kidding, I voted for Norway because of this queen:
 
 
 


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Originally posted by TheH TheH wrote:

 
Finland doesn't belong to Scandinavia by the way.
 
True that. If one should include Finland, than Iceland should be included also....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2016 at 02:38
Currently Norway. I agree to include Finland, Iceland and Far Oer. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2016 at 09:31
Iceland. :p

I'll go Norway just eking it out over Sweden.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2016 at 09:54
Finding it very hard to choose.  

On the basis of current scene it would be Norway, no doubt.  

If considering all time, and especially if we look at total music scene rather than just prog, my heart belongs to Heart Finland Heart


Edited by Mascodagama - December 23 2016 at 09:55
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Norway - Panzerpappa, elephant9, Jaga Jazzist
Sweden - Samla Mammas Manna, Simon Steensland, Anglagard, Gosta Berlings Saga, Diablo Swing Orchestra
Finland - Pekka Pojhola, Hoyry Kone, Alamaailman Vasarat
Denmark - Secret Oyster

I'll go Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark
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Norway and Finland is up there but Sweden takes the biscuit:
Dungen
Fläsket Brinner
Samla/Zamla/Von Zamla
Björn J:Son Lindh
Taste Of Blues
In The Labyrinth
Solar Plexus
Kebnekaise
Landberk
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Our Solar System
Arkimedes Badkar
Les Big Byrd
Mats-Morgan Band
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Simon Steensland
Gösta Berlings Saga
International Harvester
Necromonkey
Anna Själv Tredje
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Morte Macabre
My Brother The Wind
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote omphaloskepsis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2016 at 11:33
My preference mirrors the current vote count.  Sweden followed by Norway then Finland. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote charles_ryder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2016 at 11:40
Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

I agree to include Finland, Iceland and Far Oer. 

I think Finland is a part of Scandinavia as a historical whole. I often visit Suomi and I saw many Swedish there. And in music too.
By the way, I heard a fine music on every street in Stockholm. Not a prog, but it's always beautiful - the folk, the rock and so on. And I think ABBA has many prog elements.

Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

If considering all time, and especially if we look at total music scene rather than just prog, my heart belongs to Heart Finland Heart

Yes, many wonderful bands almost in every small Finnish town. Finnish music admires me.Clap
But in prog rock I vote Swedish scene.


Edited by charles_ryder - December 23 2016 at 12:08
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The only one of these that I'm not crazy for is Denmark (though they still had the fantastic Culpeper's Orchard back in the day).

Norway's put out some great stuff recently, but I think I'll have to vote for Sweden. And Finland is the winner if we only consider jazz fusion.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2016 at 16:52
Love most of what's coming out of the present Norwegian jazz-prog scene, so there's where my vote goes.
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Agree with the above - particularly the ECM label releases from Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, etc. (although not 'present')
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Sweeden. Samla and BJ Son Lindh are crucial for me. 
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