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    Posted: October 05 2008 at 16:25
This one is definitely apples and oranges. A sci-fi themed progressive metal outlet for Danish genius Arjen Lucassen and one of the three major Italian Symphonic Progressive bands that still has released good material as of late.

Which one suits your tastes more and why?

Please: If you are not familiar with one or both of the band's material, I urge that you use the links provided and at least listen to the samples on their respective pages (or Youtube if the particular band has no online streaming).

Ayreon's PA page: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=34
Le Orme's PA page: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=278

As always, discussions are encouraged.


Recap:
Round 1
A1:  Mahavishnu Orchestra v. Marillion      (24-28)
A2:  Gong v. Area    (18-19)
A3:  Emerson, Lake and Palmer v. The Flower Kings      (22-14)
A4:  The Residents v. Tangerine Dream    (12-15)
A5:  Can v. Dream Theater    (42-37)
A6:  Echolyn v. Opeth    (11-18)
A7:  Van der Graaf Generator v. The Mars Volta    (54-18)
A8:  Samla Mammas Manna v. Radiohead      (27-26)
A9:  Rush v. Tool    (55-21)
A10: Meshuggah v. Kayo Dot     (15-21)
A11: Henry Cow v. Amon Duul II      (17-12)
A12: Soft Machine v. Magma      (23-25)

A1: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=51423&PN=2
A2: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=51492&PN=1
A3: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=51567&PN=1
A4: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=51630&PN=1
A5: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=51711&PN=1
A6: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=51778
A7: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=51855
A8: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=51928&PN=1
A9: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=52011
A10: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=52091
A11: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=52158&PN=1
A12: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=52246
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 16:38
Ayreon's not really my thing, but I really loved Le Orme -- it was the band that first got me into Italian Prog, methinks.  Contrappunti is my particular favourite Le Orme album (I'm in the minority there).


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 16:56
Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

This one is definitely apples and oranges. A sci-fi themed progressive metal outlet for Danish genius Arjen Lucassen and one of the three major Italian Symphonic Progressive bands that still has released good material as of late....


Le Orme's oft considered best album, Felona e Sorona, also has a sort of sci-fi-ish theme too.


Edited by Logan - October 05 2008 at 16:57
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 17:15
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Ayreon's not really my thing, but I really loved Le Orme -- it was the band that first got me into Italian Prog, methinks.  Contrappunti is my particular favourite Le Orme album (I'm in the minority there).




Contrappunti is one of the few I still haven't heard that I've been wanting to.

I quite like both bands, so it's hard for me to choose, despite how different they are.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 17:19
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

This one is definitely apples and oranges. A sci-fi themed progressive metal outlet for Danish genius Arjen Lucassen and one of the three major Italian Symphonic Progressive bands that still has released good material as of late....


Le Orme's oft considered best album, Felona e Sorona, also has a sort of sci-fi-ish theme too.


Yeah, I forgot about that. Thanks for the mentioning! I guess there is something both bands have in common then (besides heavy use of keyboards, even if the keyboards are way different). Shocked

That is probably my favorite Le Orme album of the ones I've heard.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 17:28
I like me some Le Orme from time to time, but I love the enormous number of guest vocals that Lucassen always manages to bring together. Ayreon it is.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 17:44
Originally posted by birdwithteeth11 birdwithteeth11 wrote:

I like me some Le Orme from time to time, but I love the enormous number of guest vocals that Lucassen always manages to bring together. Ayreon it is.


Why am I not surprised?

It's all because of Akerfeldt and Labrie, isn't it? Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 17:54
If Arjen Lucassen is Danish then you may call me SÝren....Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 17:57
I liked Ayreon for a couple of months, but I think the novelty wore off. The songs [generally] are really dull, despite the cool concept. Le Orme bores me too. However, I love "L'Equilibrio." That song beats the entire Ayreon discography for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 17:59
Ayreon never clicked me. Le Orme is nice (they have some extremely disgusting albums too). Let's go there.

BTW, Lucassen is from the Netherlands
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 18:26
ah, this poll isn't quite as balanced as the previous ones. anyone over Ayreon in any case, but Le Orme's Contrapuntti has some groovy moments. =)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 19:28
As a vote of protest against the machiavelic elimination of Soft Machine because of a biased referree and his assistants, i abstain to voteLOLLOLWink until further notice!Ouch

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 19:34
Originally posted by febus febus wrote:

As a vote of protest against the machiavelic elimination of Soft Machine because of a biased referree and his assistants, i abstain to voteLOLLOLWink until further notice!Ouch


Are you serious? LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 19:37
Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Originally posted by febus febus wrote:

As a vote of protest against the machiavelic elimination of Soft Machine because of a biased referree and his assistants, i abstain to voteLOLLOLWink until further notice!Ouch


Are you serious? LOL
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 19:38
Originally posted by febus febus wrote:

Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Originally posted by febus febus wrote:

As a vote of protest against the machiavelic elimination of Soft Machine because of a biased referree and his assistants, i abstain to voteLOLLOLWink until further notice!Ouch


Are you serious? LOL
 
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Your loss. LOL

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Not a loss at all................now drowning my despair with
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 19:42
Are you going to post that in every Battle to Stardom poll now? LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 19:49
Pour me some Orme, baby

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 20:49
Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Are you going to post that in every Battle to Stardom poll now? LOL
 
If you like it, Alex ...i can , i have more this kind....will surely drive more traffic to your pollsLOLWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2008 at 20:53
Originally posted by febus febus wrote:

Originally posted by MovingPictures07 MovingPictures07 wrote:

Are you going to post that in every Battle to Stardom poll now? LOL
 
If you like it, Alex ...i can , i have more this kind....will surely drive more traffic to your pollsLOLWink


I don't care what you do; you can post what you want.

I just find your protest amusing. LOL

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