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    Posted: June 25 2011 at 07:37
^ heh... Atmosphera, surprisingly enjoyable Israeli band
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2011 at 05:43
Yes, King Crimson, Gentle Giant...

But my recent discoveries are:

(something older)

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=7219

(something newer)

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=29430


http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=33339




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2011 at 17:45
pick any Magma you like and you'll find extraordinary superb bass guitar ... Jonas Hellborg, Jah Wobble, S.M.V. ...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2011 at 14:21
Originally posted by zachfive zachfive wrote:

Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Fragile, sure- but I think Drama kicks its butt in the bass department.  That album is chock full of bass, from thick growls to fretless legato.


I believe Drama is an excellent album, but for some reason I can't remember any melodies from it, any bass/guitar/keys lines from it, etc. Dunno why is that. So I can't remember how the bass playing is on it. But anything Chris Squire did with Yes in that decade is fantastic.

A little reminder for ya

 
 
Good stuff. Actually the first time I've heard that track. Could never bring myself to buy it but perhaps I will now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2011 at 03:04
Magma, of course; all their bass players were great and did a lot for the sound. Here an example with Jannick Top on bass:


Kraan too, of course. Helmut Hattler is a bass player with an unmistakable style. Here an example:


Guru Guru also always had prominent bass, sometimes played by Helmut Hatttler. Since Hattler really deserves more attention, here a Guru Guru example with him on bass.






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2011 at 15:13
Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Fragile, sure- but I think Drama kicks its butt in the bass department.  That album is chock full of bass, from thick growls to fretless legato.


I believe Drama is an excellent album, but for some reason I can't remember any melodies from it, any bass/guitar/keys lines from it, etc. Dunno why is that. So I can't remember how the bass playing is on it. But anything Chris Squire did with Yes in that decade is fantastic.

A little reminder for ya

 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 16:56
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Fragile, sure- but I think Drama kicks its butt in the bass department.  That album is chock full of bass, from thick growls to fretless legato.


I believe Drama is an excellent album, but for some reason I can't remember any melodies from it, any bass/guitar/keys lines from it, etc. Dunno why is that. So I can't remember how the bass playing is on it. But anything Chris Squire did with Yes in that decade is fantastic.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 14:47
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Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

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OK- I am blanking on a prog-metal group HEAVILY relying on the bass presence. Technical/Progressive Metal.....


Someone help! LOL

Cynic, Sieges Even, Intronaut, Unexpect (Chaoth has a 9 string bass!), Between the Buried and Me, Cult of Luna, Dark Suns, Fen, Indukti, Isis, Madder Mortem, Mastodon, maudlin of the Well, No Made Sense, Pain of Salvation, Riverside, Rolo Tomassi, To-Mera, Virus, Ved Buens Ende and Zero Hour.


From none metal bands theirs Anekdoten, Anglagard, East of Eden, Gnidrolog, Guapo, Karnivool, Kayo Dot, King Crimson, NeBeLNeST, Paatos, Russian Circles, Saens, The Tangent, Tartar Lamb II and White Willow.

If you can hear it. (On the unremastered version of Focus) 

I guess I have a remastered version then because its audible to me, but I was thinking more about Traced In Air anyway.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 11:05
Originally posted by weeksandgeeks weeksandgeeks wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

If you turn the knob on the left to MAX...all your prog will have a noticeable bass presence.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 11:00
Originally posted by Drew Drew wrote:

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OK- I am blanking on a prog-metal group HEAVILY relying on the bass presence. Technical/Progressive Metal.....


Someone help! LOL


I got it- Spiral Architect




Might as well recommend Watchtower - "Control & Resistance" album
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 10:42
there were a couple of other prog bass players that i wanted to mention, that are sort of overlooked, that made some really memorable records

Wolfgang Stocker, the first bassist for Eloy, who played on their first two albums, then quit the live music scene

Furio di Castri, who played on the obscure, but brilliant debut fusion album by the Italian group Dedalus

         both of these players were incredibly striking


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 10:34
Also rather obscure but has some of the best bass playing I know. Pak's 2005 "Motel" has some of the most insane bass ever- and that comes from a bassist so you know it's true!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 10:32
Originally posted by jean-marie jean-marie wrote:

Soft Machine Six, listen carefully to Hopper, Great bass playing

Agree. Hopper is probably one of the greatest bassists in history
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 10:08
Jean Louis, even though that's more avant-jazz than it is prog rock.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 09:42
Originally posted by BenevolentBehemoth BenevolentBehemoth wrote:

Originally posted by zachfive zachfive wrote:

Nobody mentioned Gentle Giant yet? Ray Shulman has some of the tastiest bass lines around.

He Speaks the truth.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 09:09
For a recent album you could check out Tartar Lamb - A Polyimage of Known Exits. The last two Kayo Dot albums as well have had considerable bass presence. 

You could go with anything fusion really. Tunnels has Percy Jones on bass. If you like fretless I would check that out.

Also for fretless bass, Intronaut make use of it and it very much prevalent. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 09:05
There actually isn't a whole lot of classic prog WITHOUT notable bass presence from what all I have heard.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 09:02
Originally posted by zachfive zachfive wrote:

Nobody mentioned Gentle Giant yet? Ray Shulman has some of the tastiest bass lines around.

He Speaks the truth.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 03:26
Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

Originally posted by Drew Drew wrote:

OK- I am blanking on a prog-metal group HEAVILY relying on the bass presence. Technical/Progressive Metal.....


Someone help! LOL

Cynic, Sieges Even, Intronaut, Unexpect (Chaoth has a 9 string bass!), Between the Buried and Me, Cult of Luna, Dark Suns, Fen, Indukti, Isis, Madder Mortem, Mastodon, maudlin of the Well, No Made Sense, Pain of Salvation, Riverside, Rolo Tomassi, To-Mera, Virus, Ved Buens Ende and Zero Hour.


From none metal bands theirs Anekdoten, Anglagard, East of Eden, Gnidrolog, Guapo, Karnivool, Kayo Dot, King Crimson, NeBeLNeST, Paatos, Russian Circles, Saens, The Tangent, Tartar Lamb II and White Willow.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2011 at 19:29
if you don't mind jazz fusion, Pat Metheny Group's self-titled album has great jazz bass.
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