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    Posted: June 12 2008 at 14:01
Hi everyone!

You may find this title weird but let me explain you ;) I'm searching for some new prog rock at the moment. I'm looking for progressive rock that make you feel you are surrounded by mountains or forests, by Nature. Do you know what I mean? I feel this sometimes with Mike Oldfield (Hergest Ridge) or Jethro Tull (Songs From The Woods) or even with Yes. But now I'm thinking of it, there's not a lot of examples that come to my mind...

Your ideas would be highly appreciated ;) I prefer old progressive rock but everything is welcome :)

Oh yes, Bo Hanson "Lord Of The Rings" is a good example too Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2008 at 14:05
Not sure if it would do it for you, but have you tried some old Camel?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2008 at 14:10
Originally posted by Vince

Not sure if it would do it for you, but have you tried some old Camel?


Oh yes, I love them! But it's more spacey, aquatic to my ears :)

(in the metal scene, Agalloch is a good example of what I'm looking for too)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2008 at 14:50
"Epsilon in Malaysian Pale" by Edgar Froese makes you feel you are in the jungle. But be careful: Don't buy the new remixed version of it; it is horrible. Froese completely ruined a great album. Stick to the original.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2008 at 15:07
Originally posted by BaldFriede

"Epsilon in Malaysian Pale" by Edgar Froese makes you feel you are in the jungle. But be careful: Don't buy the new remixed version of it; it is horrible. Froese completely ruined a great album. Stick to the original.


Oh yes, well done! I already heard this one I think. I need it! What do you mean by ruining it? Bad remaster?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2008 at 15:12
Originally posted by Anaon

Originally posted by BaldFriede

"Epsilon in Malaysian Pale" by Edgar Froese makes you feel you are in the jungle. But be careful: Don't buy the new remixed version of it; it is horrible. Froese completely ruined a great album. Stick to the original.


Oh yes, well done! I already heard this one I think. I need it! What do you mean by ruining it? Bad remaster?

No, he added lots of sequencer rhythms that totally ruin the atmosphere.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2008 at 15:24
Ouch it's even worst :(
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2008 at 03:07
Bo Hansson - Ur Trollkarlens Hatt (Magicians Hat)
Bo Hansson - El Ahrairah (Watership Down)

Those two will definatly do! I love the nature feel!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2008 at 03:20
Originally posted by Abstrakt

Bo Hansson - Ur Trollkarlens Hatt (Magicians Hat)
Bo Hansson - El Ahrairah (Watership Down)

Those two will definatly do! I love the nature feel!


perfect suggestions!  I'd add DiMeola's first two World Sinfonia albums


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2008 at 03:23
Maybe i'm just wierd, but sometimes i do get the feel of a forest while listening to "Master of Reality" by Black Sabbath.
Maybe it's because of the poster that comes with it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2008 at 04:23
Originally posted by Anaon



You may find this title weird but let me explain you ;) I'm searching for some new prog rock at the moment. I'm looking for progressive rock that make you feel you are surrounded by mountains or forests, by Nature.


Not weird at all. I look for, and find this in a lot of prog. I don't know if people agree with my associations:

East of Eden: Mercator Projected
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes: No. 2
Henry Cow: Unrest
Ange: Au Delà du Délire
Family: Music in a Doll's House
Flamen Dialis: Symptome Dei
Archaïa: St
Embryo: Opal
Anglagård: Hybris
Gnidrolog: In Spite of Harry's Toe Nail
Tangerine Dream: Alpha Centauri
Guapo: Five Suns
Tangle Edge: Tarka
Il Balletto di Bronzo: YS (I know its about a city under the sea, but I still see dark forests and dramatic mountans)
Peter Frohmader: Musik Aus Dem Schattenreich (an extremely dark and scary forest, that is)

Both of Algarnas Tradgård's (Garden of Elks) albums. Musically I  prefer Delayed, but they are both reccomended.

Some proggy folk's got to be mentioned:

Comus: First Utterance
Woven Hand: Consider the Birds,
Faun Fables: Mother Twilight
Nya Ljudbolaget: St
Ragnarok (from Sweden) St
Continuum - St

I could mention more, but got to stop somewhere.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2008 at 06:12
Boy, you'll love Mostly Autumn's first three albums then. They're all about mountains, trees, lakes and Mother Nature. Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2008 at 07:40
Hey, thank you so much for all these suggestions!!

I think I'll love Bo Hansson!

I'm preparing an Amazon order, if you have any other ideas Tongue

I quite like Mostly Autumn but there's somthing I don't like in this band... Maybe the rythm section, the drums, I don't know...

Rocktopus, I don't know most of your suggestions, it's great! I see if I can find them :)

Thank you
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 14 2008 at 03:44
Any other ideas? I searched through PA but it's not so easy to find this kind of bands it seems...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 14 2008 at 04:12

You said Songs From the Wood, so I'd recommend the Decemberists' The Crane Wife. Like all their work, it might have a sorta sea-worthy feel at times, but the title track (all three parts) are very woodsy, very wintery. The Decemberists' The Tain is also pretty natural sounding, lotsa English countryside there (about the same feel as Tull's Thick as a Brick, especially the first half of the first side (for me)).

Well, that's all my Decemberists collection...hey! You said Songs, but did you mean Heavy Horses? Possibly my favorite Tull album, and much more mature in its folksy feel.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 14 2008 at 06:18
Originally posted by The Whistler

You said Songs From the Wood, so I'd recommend the Decemberists' The Crane Wife. Like all their work, it might have a sorta sea-worthy feel at times, but the title track (all three parts) are very woodsy, very wintery. The Decemberists' The Tain is also pretty natural sounding, lotsa English countryside there (about the same feel as Tull's Thick as a Brick, especially the first half of the first side (for me)).

Well, that's all my Decemberists collection...hey! You said Songs, but did you mean Heavy Horses? Possibly my favorite Tull album, and much more mature in its folksy feel.
 
Whoah! Someone mentioned Family! Cool beans.


Oh thank you!! I have never heard about this band!! I'm listening to them on their website, it sounds good, I need to hear more of them!

Oh and I really like Heavy Horses too ;)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 14 2008 at 09:11
You mentioned Songs from the Wood.  You might like The Puddle Jumpers, sort of Tull meets americana.  There's little or no flute but the rustic feel is there with mandos and folkish themes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2008 at 09:26
I'll try that too... Thanks :)

The Whistler > You made me listen to Heavy Horses again :) I love this album too!! A great ambiance too!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2008 at 07:29
Any other brillant ideas? :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2008 at 11:01
Caravan - In the land of Grey and Pink, it's whimsical folksy and I envision central England landscapes with that music.
 
other is Rush's - A Farewell to Kings, only the final Cygnus is spacy, the rest pretty much fits the bill IMO
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