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    Posted: March 17 2017 at 18:21
All,

I'm looking for recommendations for prog tracks that have moody, emotional and atmospheric elements that make great background listening, even motion picture soundtracks. Can be vocal or instrumental, doesn't have to be 'pure' prog (post rock & the softer prog metal genres have good examples).

Some examples of the type of thing I'm looking for are below. Thanks! 





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2017 at 19:16
let's just win this thread in the first post..

three words..

Battiato   Sequenze e Frequenze....
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Thanks.

I suppose as I'm asking for music that would span a number of genres there are a lot of candidates, was looking for something a bit more modern and catchy. Basically I'm working away on my desktop PC with my prog rock playlist playing in the background when one of these songs comes on and the music rises from my subconscious recognition to conscious and when it ends, I'm thinking, 'damn that was good' and hit replay....


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2017 at 19:38
that is why I won the thread ...  that is exactly what I just sugggested man...it is in a category by itself... exactly what you are looking for... nothing sounds quite like it.

my better half said it best....

and most of those glowing reviews...  the collabs.. were because I turned them on to it back in the good old days of the site.  LIsten to it man...should be able to find the original studio version on youtube.. but you get the best effect in a dark room with headphones and with a glass of wine..

 it may not become your alltime favorite prog track like it did mine... but I'll lay a cyber Harriet Tubman you'll love it. Thumbs Up

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=204371


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just in case you are interested... check it out.. I remember there are some busted up youtube clips out there of it. Really screwed up the song for some reason..

enjoy the ride!


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Thanks. I must have heard a dud youtube track - the one you linked sounds better.

Still not exactly my cup of tea on first listen however sometimes great songs take a couple of listens before they click. From 2 minutes into the track is more like what I'm looking for (and similar to early Pink Floyd). Will listen a few more times.

Thanks for the recommendation!


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70's Tangerine Dream is always perfect for what you described. 

Here are some less trivial ones that come to mind, though:
Sort of a mixed bag, but hopefully at least one of these fits what you're looking for.
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Magnum,

A nice variety of background music, thanks.
Syrinx in particular has caught my ear - nicely produced with clarity in the instrument reproduction rarely heard.
Interpose is also a good listen.

Will give them a couple of spins to see what catches.

Do keep the recommendations coming.


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Try Karda Estra. Here's an example:



but any of their numerous albums is worth checking out - they are all streaming on Bandcamp.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2017 at 02:40
Originally posted by deandob deandob wrote:

Syrinx in particular has caught my ear - nicely produced with clarity in the instrument reproduction rarely heard.

Since you like Syrinx, try also related project Nil:



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Another one I like, modern but quite obscure:

Heart in Mouth - The Bigger Picture

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Based on the OP, Mogwai should be right up your alley (if you're not already familiar with them):


Turzi sometimes fits but other times not:


Watter features members of Grails:






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2017 at 09:19
Originally posted by deandob deandob wrote:

Thanks. I must have heard a dud youtube track - the one you linked sounds better.

Still not exactly my cup of tea on first listen however sometimes great songs take a couple of listens before they click. From 2 minutes into the track is more like what I'm looking for (and similar to early Pink Floyd). Will listen a few more times.

Thanks for the recommendation!


Thumbs Up yeah the listening experience is muted listening to it on a computer, it is true mood and atmosphere track and needs headphones, darkness and a glass of wine hahah

 and having bum youtube tracks doesn't help at all. Good you liked it.  It hit me like a ton of bricks on the first listen but sometimes a few listens might be needed to really sink in.
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Thanks for all the recommendations, a number of these are new to me and fit the bill (eg. Watter).

Regarding Mogwai, yes was aware of them but nothing from them really clicks with me. Similar post-rock bands that I do like are God is an Astronaut and Blueneck.



Any more recommendations like this?
 
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Nothing looks like. I found this in a Russian torrent.
https://soundcloud.com/user-69867999/sets/zakoulki-snov
https://soundcloud.com/user-69867999/sets/dao-ded-ozero

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSS3W1DXqXQ
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