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    Posted: July 23 2020 at 15:01
What's in your opinion the most progressive movie soundtrack?

It must have been created for the movie and not being random progressive songs made by 70's bands put here and there, like in some movie I saw where the soundtrack is KC songs at random parts.
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I really like how the story and score interplays in Spielbergs "Close Encounter of a Third Kind" but if its progressive don't know but it is a very cool motife
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2020 at 15:52
Hmm....A few come to mind.
A Clockwork Orange: Mainly classical music but there is some electronic music.
Passion-Last Temptation of Christ: A Peter Gabriel creation using heavy world music influence and artists.

there will be more others suggest.
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Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream, Goblin and Vangelis have all done soundtracks so maybe one of them. 
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Vangelis has done many soundtracks. My two favorites are Blade Runner and 1492: Conquest of Paradise.

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IQ made the album Subterranea.  Mathew Miller directed the movie called Subterranea based on the album.  IQ guitarist, Michael Holmes, created the music for the original movie soundtrack.  That is pretty proggy I think.  

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Roger Glover made and album for a cartoon series, "The butterflies Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast". Might not be considered prog by some, but is a hell of a great concept album.
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        Sly stallones movie Nighthawks soundtrack is by Keith Emerson, so it's a bit proggy. Also Mel Gibsons
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My personal favorite is Popul Vuh, "Aguirre: The Wrath of God."  

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Popol Vuh's "hypnotic music"[17] for Aguirre met with considerable acclaim. Roger Ebert wrote, "The music sets the tone. It is haunting, ecclesiastical, human and yet something else... [T]he music is crucial to Aguirre, the Wrath of God..."[18] AllMusic noted, "The film's central motif blends pulsing Moog and spectral voices conjured from Florian Fricke's Mellotron-related "choir organ" to achieve something sublime, in the truest sense of the word: it's hard not to find the music's awe-inspiring, overwhelming beauty simultaneously unsettling. The power of the legendary opening sequence of Herzog's film...owes as much to Popol Vuh's music as it does to the director's mise-en-scène."[19]
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Fantastic film and soundtrack (speaking of Aguirre), but also love soundtrack and film of Nosferatu, mentioned a bit more above



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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

IQ made the album Subterranea.  Mathew Miller directed the movie called Subterranea based on the album.  IQ guitarist, Michael Holmes, created the music for the original movie soundtrack.  That is pretty proggy I think.  

Unfortunately the movie is supposed to be a real stinker with something like a 4.0 rating on imdb. The soundtrack might be interesting to hear though. On the bright side maybe this will lead to Mike Holmes doing more soundtrack work or maybe a soundtrackish solo album. Who knows. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2020 at 17:50
Probably this one doesn't really count because it's actually a film about the music, but my favourite soundtrack is Step Across the Border by Fred Frith and a lot of collaborators.





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2020 at 17:51
Originally posted by Snicolette Snicolette wrote:

Fantastic film and soundtrack (speaking of Aguirre), but also love soundtrack and film of Nosferatu, mentioned a bit more above


Yes, I should have mentioned Popol Vuh. I certainly know about them and knew they did some soundtrack work but just forget about them for the time being.

There's also Trevor Rabin who will probably get back into more soundtrack work now that ARW is done. I'm not sure how proggy his film scores are. Not to say they are bad or anything but most just seem like typical film soundtracks to me. 

Also, there's of course Danny Elfman(formerly of Oingo Boingo)but again not sure how proggy his soundtracks are.


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Patrick Moraz did a nice soundtrack--forgot the name of the film.
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Originally posted by PAISTEJAM PAISTEJAM wrote:

        Sly stallones movie Nighthawks soundtrack is by Keith Emerson, so it's a bit proggy. 

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Keith Emerson some excellent movie soundtracks. Nighthawks and Inferno (Dario Argento had a bit of thing for prog artists as Goblin did Suspiria a few years earlier!) are the best. Inferno had a little bit of generic horror music but there was also some inspired stuff on that one. Nighthawks has some very proggy stuff indeed and is a really good stand alone album. Also worth a mention is Best Revenge which Emerson turned into an extended suite , much like did Vangelis did with Chariots of Fire , but these were separate to the original soundtracks.


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I always thought the Back To the Future soundtracks sounded quite proggy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2020 at 01:56
Bladerunner soundtrack by Vangelis is the obvious one for me, but also Wendy Carlos work on The Shining and Clockwork Orange.

Clint Mansel's soundtrack to Moon is proggy in places IIRC, but it's been A while.
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