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    Posted: May 05 2010 at 23:55
Atlantis was German rock band formed in 1972 by musicians who previously played in progressive rock group "Frumpy". Their most intersting albums are: Atlantis and It's Getting Better (both from 1973). In these 2 albums Atlantis presents interesting mix of progressive rock simililar to Frumpy *(the same vocalist and organ player...) with ltos of blues...and funky influences. After these records Jean-Jacques Kravetz left the band and Atlantis changed style to more typical, short-songs oriented funky/pop/blues band. However 2 first albums are prog enough to include this band on PA ... I suppose.
 
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Inga Rumpf (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion), Jean-Jacques Kravetz (organ, keyboards, 1972-73), Frank Diez (guitar, 1972-73, 1975-76), Karl-Heinz Schott (bass), Udo Lindenberg (drums, 1973), George Meier (guitar, 1973), Dieter Bornschlegel (guitar, 1973-74), Ringo Funk (drums, 1973, 1975-76), Rainer Schnelle (keyboards, 1973-74), Adrian Askew (keyboards, 1974-76), Alex Conti (guitar, 1974-76), Rainer Marz (guitar, 1975-76)
 
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2l_W732Avo
 
 
 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdjf0r0Ysfk
 
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Inga Rumpf's myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/ingarumpf
 
www.last.fm/music/Atlantis
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2010 at 06:24
This is interesting. More like groove/jam than pure prog, but since Frumpy is in Eclectic I'll ask the Eclectic Team to give their opinion on this. 
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The first two albums they are fully prog, i think that ozzy tom have this albums as well, because i nkow he is another forum that requested this album, i think ozzy tom that you have to PM the team to send .rar files.
 
OR you want that i do for you?
 
 


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If you could do it for me Alberto would be nice Smile
 
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Originally posted by ozzy_tom ozzy_tom wrote:

If you could do it for me Alberto would be nice Smile
 
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Ok i will PM Harmonium to send  the .rar files.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2010 at 18:30
Thanks Alberto, since I've already asked the Eclectic team to have a look can you send the samples to Moris (clarke2001) please?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote clarke2001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2010 at 19:10
Looking forward to itSmile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 21 2010 at 14:52
Update: I don't know if you sent the samples off , but I've just listening to the various ones in youtube, and do not see this in Eclectic as it is so blues-based.  It may have some Krautrock and jazz-rock qualities, but it doesn't strike me as fully prog (I know that's a loaded term).  I would think Prog Related, but it has similarities to ones in Heavy prog (due to the blues, and not so much for heaviness).  I know Frumpy is in Eclectic, buy even that I don't feel completely comfortable with in Eclectic. Since there is signifcant mainstream qualities, I would put Crossover ahead of Eclectic (which is not to say that it's right for there).  If there is more material made available for evaluation, then my opinion might change.
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Atlantis is at least Prog-related, AFAIAC
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