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Poll Question: Which album tickles your fancy the most?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
2 [5.88%]
1 [2.94%]
1 [2.94%]
9 [26.47%]
0 [0.00%]
1 [2.94%]
3 [8.82%]
8 [23.53%]
6 [17.65%]
3 [8.82%]
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    Posted: October 17 2011 at 15:50
Aside from a large number of psychedelic bands, it was mostly symphonic acts that once drew me in to this mystical world called prog.
I love Genesis, Yes, Focus and much of the usual suspects, but as one gets more and more hooked - the music suddenly introduces you to countries you´d never heard a musical pip from before. So, I thought a poll investigating some of the more obscure symphonic albums out there would be in order.
10 albums from 10 different countries, and don´t worry if you aren´t familiar with all of them, like all my polls, this is more about opening up to the music outside of the top lists. I´ve posted a vid for every album, so you´re also quite welcome to vote on the basis of that one track. Everything goes.






















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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 15:59
No Collegium Musicum or Sfinx? :(
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 16:04
voted Atlas

also love
Finch
Jose Cid
Solaris

not as crazy about
Grobschnitt
Aphrodite's child

need to check out
Atila
Asia Minor
Pulsar
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 16:12
It's between Germany and Greece.
I think Greece needs a little love these days so 666 it is.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 16:13
Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

No Collegium Musicum or Sfinx? :(


Sadly no Alex. I´ve yet to hear those artists. The first one is on my list. I think I read a review here made by Marty some time ago, and I´ve wanted it ever since. And lets face it, I could have made 25 options, but I wanted to do the YouTube clips as well. I think it´s a pretty cool way to introduce people to some new stuff, without being a pain about it. This way they can choose to push play or not, and if I´d posted 25 of those- I just might´ve occupied all of the first pageLOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 16:15
Originally posted by digdug digdug wrote:

voted Atlas

also love
Finch
Jose Cid
Solaris

not as crazy about
Grobschnitt
Aphrodite's child

need to check out
Atila
Asia Minor
Pulsar


Atila and Pulsar are both bands which mix up the symphonic style with psych. I strongly recommend both, and they are in fact two of my top contenders in this poll.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 16:18
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

It's between Germany and Greece.
I think Greece needs a little love these days so 666 it is.


I hear you John. They need all the love we can musterHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 16:29


For Sfinx, there are three samples from the album "Zalmoxe" on their PA page if I'm not wrong.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 16:41
I miss...
I think this one beats all your mentioned options.
A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 16:42
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 16:47
I always loved Atlas so they get my vote here ( Solaris and Finch follows )
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 16:51
^^^^I really like that track! Talk about organ wizardryWacko Thanks for posting this vid.


Regarding the poll. I urge everybody who´s into majestic and grandiose music to listen to Reverberations by The Enid. I just might like this album from them more than Region of summer stars. This is certainly my fave track from them/him. Goosebumps City for sure. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 16:52
Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

I miss...
I think this one beats all your mentioned options.
 


Did you hear all of them?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 16:59
Of course.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 17:04
Although I probably haven't heard quite enough of those to vote, I don't like seeing Grobschnitt with no votes.  Great album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 17:15
Sounds pretty good that track Gandalf. Thanks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 18:47
Asia Minor for me, narrowly beating out Finch.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 19:37
What albums I do know quite well in this poll I haven't heard for too long a time. Off the top of my
head I would say the Atlas from those I do know, but when I get the chance, which won't be today, I will listen to all of the tracks and vote based on those. Love the way you approach these polls, by the way.

Edited by Logan - October 17 2011 at 19:39
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2011 at 01:59

Aphrodites Child - 666

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2011 at 02:48

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Sounds pretty good that track Gandalf. Thanks.

That's unfortunately only one Symphonic Rock artist from my country appearing on this site. In addition, he recorded only two albums. But he's truly excellent!

A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
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