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    Posted: June 21 2018 at 12:27
Are there any progressive rock bands that use pump organ. Or what sub genre does it fitt the most?

I bet some avant bands and Tom Waits inspired prog uses it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ForestFriend Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2018 at 12:51
I believe there's some harmonium on the title track to Islands by King Crimson - also some oboe for people following that other thread (and bass flute and trumpet if those threads ever pop up).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2018 at 12:59
Alamaiilamn Vasarat uses pump organ (Miikka Huttunen) which is an Avant Prog band and has been a favourite modern band of mine. Tin Hat is another Avant Prog band that uses it. I think Hour of the Shipwreck in Crossover uses it. The Spacious Mind in Psych/Space uses it. It's used in Anekdoten's Nucleus. Birdsongs of the Mesozoic in Avant Prog has used it. It was used in William D. Drake's Briny Hooves. Faun Fables in Prog Folk has used it. Gosta Berlings Saga has used it, so has Woven Hand and Bob Drake and Anacrusa. It gets used in an eclectic assortment of music.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2018 at 02:43
The Beatles have used one - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Word_(song)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2018 at 03:55
How about in proto prog? Harmonium in "We Can Work It Out" by the Beatles and pump organ in "Butcher's Tale" by the Zombies.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2018 at 12:47
Best Harmonium epic ever - Gog - by Peter Hammill. Can’t top this one.
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There's some Harmonium on Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Boojieboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2018 at 16:39
There's a great song by Penguin Cafe Orchestra that starts off with and features the harmonium. It's on their live album "When in Rome..." and should be on one of their studio albums. It's proggy and uptempo.

PENGUIN CAFE ORCHESTRA - "Music For a Found Harmonium"
 




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2018 at 05:34
The last track on Radiohead’s Kid A features a Pump Organ.
.......actually, i used to own one years ago, a late 19th Century Mason & Hamlin model. It sounded real good.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2018 at 09:03
Plentiful harmonium here:

Muskox - 5 Pieces

There's also a killer album by guitarist Anthony Curtis, The Book of The Key, where Mike Keneally plays harmonium only.

Edited by Mascodagama - June 28 2018 at 09:11
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