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I pushed out of my prog comfort zone last year with some post-rock/math rock - even went to the Arctangent Festival in Somerset, England. Quite refreshing.

I now play bands like Caspian, Russian Circles, Mogwai, Three Trapped Tigers, The Physics House Band, Town Portal - and I'd add Animals as Leaders, Intervals and Plini to that as well.

You have a great range of bands listed, but maybe there may be one or two of these which click.

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Originally posted by Squonk19 Squonk19 wrote:

I pushed out of my prog comfort zone last year with some post-rock/math rock - even went to the Arctangent Festival in Somerset, England. Quite refreshing.

I now play bands like Caspian, Russian Circles, Mogwai, Three Trapped Tigers, The Physics House Band, Town Portal - and I'd add Animals as Leaders, Intervals and Plini to that as well.

You have a great range of bands listed, but maybe there may be one or two of these which click.

Sounds good! I have been listening to Polvo lately, but I don't know if that counts!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote QuantumMusic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2017 at 16:08
You've got good taste :)

Check out these: Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan (hugely influenced by mike patton - thay even made arecord with him called Irony is a dead scene), Gojira, Behold... The arctopus, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Mars Volta, Aaron Parks, Snarky Puppy









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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mlkpad14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2017 at 18:19
Originally posted by QuantumMusic QuantumMusic wrote:

You've got good taste :)

Check out these: Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan (hugely influenced by mike patton - thay even made arecord with him called Irony is a dead scene), Gojira, Behold... The arctopus, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Mars Volta, Aaron Parks, Snarky Puppy








Lol, how did I forget to mention the Dillinger? They are already easily one of my favorite bands!

As for the ones that I know, they are really great. So I will definitely make a point to check out the other ones as well. Thanks!

Actually, a big thanks to all of you. The amount of recommendations in this thread... it is enough to keep some people occupied for years upon years. Not me though; I think it will take a few months for them to digest... I am really excited to listen to more of these... OM NOM NOM! 
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Originally posted by mlkpad14 mlkpad14 wrote:


Just so you guys can get an idea, some of my favorite artists are:

3. Peter Hammill / Van Der Graaf Generator

-Discipline.


Two bands from Norway: Gargamel and Seven Impale.

And Matthew Parmenter's solo albums are great as well. Smile
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Originally posted by mlkpad14 mlkpad14 wrote:

-Oceansize
-Radiohead
-Muse


In alternative/progressive rock/metal:
-Amplifier,
-dredg,
-The Butterfly Effect.
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Yesterday, I saw Ludovico Einaudi live at Beacon Theatre, and the experience was absolutely awesome!
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Originally posted by mlkpad14 mlkpad14 wrote:

-Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield, No-Man, Bass Communion, etc, etc.)

-Abigail's Ghost,
-Paul Cusick,
-Cosmograf,
-DeeExpus,
-Strattman,
-Pinkroom,
-Quidam (with the male singer),
-Demians,
-Delusion Squared,
-Monnaie de Singe (MDS),
-Ossicles.


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Right now, I'm listening to Alice Cooper's killer. I like it.
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Originally posted by mlkpad14 mlkpad14 wrote:


-Steven Wilson ( No-Man)

-Tim Bowness,
-Memories Of Machines,
-Nosound.


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Wow, this Krokodil album is really good.

Thanks YESESIS!

I was just browsing through the albums I listed at the basis of the thread, and I realized that I forgot to mention some of my favorite Italian pop. Riccardo Fogli; Pooh; Adriano Celentano; Matia Bazar; Il Volo...

Also, Mike Patton's Mondo Cane is awesome! And Laborintus II! Great stuff!
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Originally posted by Watchmaker Watchmaker wrote:

Nice to see that Riverside have made it to your top-5.
If you haven't checked out Anathema yet, you know what to do.
Also, Airbag is a reasonable choice if you hate Roger Waters.
Alright let's drop some names.

Alfa Mist - Antiphon (Nu Jazz/Jazz Fusion with spoken word passages and tiny prog hints, drums remind me of Gavin Harrison)
Doves - Lost Souls (warm and dreamy Indie-ish rock)
National Health - Of Queues and Cures (Canterbury masterpiece)
Wobbler - From Silence to Somewhere (straight out of the oven, full prog madness)
Air - Moon Safari (smoothest downtempo in history, maybe ever)

I have listened to all of these, some repeatedly.
Wobbler is absolutely great, on so many levels! And Antiphon, I love that album!

If you have anymore recommendations, I would love to hear them.
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Originally posted by mlkpad14 mlkpad14 wrote:

Originally posted by Watchmaker Watchmaker wrote:

Nice to see that Riverside have made it to your top-5.
If you haven't checked out Anathema yet, you know what to do.
Also, Airbag is a reasonable choice if you hate Roger Waters.
Alright let's drop some names.

Alfa Mist - Antiphon (Nu Jazz/Jazz Fusion with spoken word passages and tiny prog hints, drums remind me of Gavin Harrison)
Doves - Lost Souls (warm and dreamy Indie-ish rock)
National Health - Of Queues and Cures (Canterbury masterpiece)
Wobbler - From Silence to Somewhere (straight out of the oven, full prog madness)
Air - Moon Safari (smoothest downtempo in history, maybe ever)

I have listened to all of these, some repeatedly.
Wobbler is absolutely great, on so many levels! And Antiphon, I love that album!

If you have anymore recommendations, I would love to hear them.

Glad you liked them Smile. Wobbler is AOTY for me.
If you're into more hard-hitting stuff check out the two Royal Blood albums, the latest Sahara Surfers album and the latest Amplifier album (as well as The Octopus). All of them are very entertaining, without being revolutionary.
Similarly there is Kasabian, one of my favourite bands. Very different sound than the rest, start with their third to see if you're into them, continue with the first two.
The Mars Volta's Frances the Mute is amazing (but chances are you have already heard it).
Phideaux's Doomsday Afternoon is pretty similar to Wobbler's album, a bit more unique.
And for something way different than the rest, try Sunset Mission by Bohren & der Club of Gore.
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Originally posted by Larkstongue41 Larkstongue41 wrote:

THE band I should have suggested before anything else based on your list: Swans.

OK. This band is absolutely brilliant. In every way. Honestly, I absolutely love everything I have heard from them; their work is original, and very extensive. I can see myself listening to them a lot, a lot, a lot in the future. One of my new favorite bands. Absolutely just so beautiful and scary and captivating - their music is one of a kind.

And if the above paragraph seems unconnected and illogical, it's because right now I am in an utter state of awe. I wonder whether I will be able to utter a full sentence in the next week or so... Words do not do justice to their awesome music!

Yeah, I think I will stop now. I can ramble all day, but I have too listen to more of their music, and maybe just fall asleep to it... because it's pretty late here and I have been listening to Swans all day...
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Originally posted by Watchmaker Watchmaker wrote:


The Mars Volta's Frances the Mute is amazing (but chances are you have already heard it).
Phideaux's Doomsday Afternoon is pretty similar to Wobbler's album, a bit more unique.

Doomsday Afternoon will wear out soon, but for the time being, it is a rewarding experience. I actually thought that the Wobbler album was more unique... I don't know, Doomsday Afternoon just seems... kind of bland? (at least when compared to the older masters)

Frances The Mute... Well, I heard it before, but I actually did not listen to it in a long time, so I was surprised by how it blew me away. The album seems to get better and better with each track, and the vocals are actually very interesting on this release; it is hard to imagine any other vocals to go along with the incredible instrumentation on this album.

Yet to hear the other releases, but I am still really loving that Wobbler album.

And it provides a very nice contrast to the terribly different works by Swans and Godspeed You! Black Emperor!
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Swans are bold, and seem to have a Dead-like following.

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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

Swans are bold, and seem to have a Dead-like following.



What do you mean by that?
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Originally posted by mlkpad14 mlkpad14 wrote:

Originally posted by Larkstongue41 Larkstongue41 wrote:

THE band I should have suggested before anything else based on your list: Swans.

OK. This band is absolutely brilliant. In every way. Honestly, I absolutely love everything I have heard from them; their work is original, and very extensive. I can see myself listening to them a lot, a lot, a lot in the future. One of my new favorite bands. Absolutely just so beautiful and scary and captivating - their music is one of a kind.

And if the above paragraph seems unconnected and illogical, it's because right now I am in an utter state of awe. I wonder whether I will be able to utter a full sentence in the next week or so... Words do not do justice to their awesome music!

Yeah, I think I will stop now. I can ramble all day, but I have too listen to more of their music, and maybe just fall asleep to it... because it's pretty late here and I have been listening to Swans all day...
I'm really glad to hear that. Swans is definitely very unique. I actually haven't fully gotten into them yet. 
The first few albums they released are quite challenging experimental metal. The more recent albums are a very eclectic form of post-rock and I have no difficulty with those. Albums starting with Soundtracks for the Blind, especially the recent trilogy of albums To Be Kind, The Seer and The Glowing Man are my favourites. Filth (the one I'd suggest you to go for in case you haven't heard it yet) and Children of God are also must-haves
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Originally posted by Larkstongue41 Larkstongue41 wrote:

^^ I'm really glad to hear that. Swans is definitely very unique. I actually haven't fully gotten into them yet. 
The first few albums they released are quite challenging experimental metal. The more recent albums are a very eclectic form of post-rock and I have no difficulty with those. Albums starting with Soundtracks for the Blind, especially the recent trilogy of albums To Be Kind, The Seer and The Glowing Man are my favourites. Filth (the one I'd suggest you to go for in case you haven't heard it yet) and Children of God are also must-haves.


Thanks! I actually just finished watching a breakdown of their discography, by the YouTube channel deepcuts. I thought it was a very worthwhile guide... highly recommended to any other newbies.

Also, I heard that the first two were the hardest to listen to by a wide margin, and that they are separate from the rest of the discography. I would like to give them a go tomorrow.
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