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Poll Question: who of these early scandinavian Pioneer progers do you like most
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    Posted: December 23 2011 at 05:22
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i have just recently tracked them down but their music is special and really something that anyone who is interested in the birth of Swedish and Finnish prog should listen to


but who do you fancy more of these two individual prog legends, who touch your soul the most and who have laid its tightest grip on prog rocks legacy of these two
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote akaBona Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2011 at 07:16
Pekka Pohjola, his 4 first albums are all masterpieces. Highly recommended, should be quite easy to get ...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chris S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2011 at 08:17
Love them both but Hansson my favourite, try get the remastered version of Watership Down, incredible
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I've only got Pekka's album that was packed as a Mike Oldfield album over here, but I still like it better than the three Bo's.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2011 at 09:23
I voted "both".I probably would have picked Pekka but i recently listened to "Attic Thoughts" and was really impressed.
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The Magician's Hat is my favorite.
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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

The Magician's Hat is my favorite.

For me it's between Attic Thoughts and Sagan Om Ringen which i believe translated means "Hard work never killed anybody,but why take the chance".
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Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

The Magician's Hat is my favorite.

For me it's between Attic Thoughts and Sagan Om Ringen which i believe translated means "Hard work never killed anybody,but why take the chance".

I have Attic but haven't heard Sagan...
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Pekka Pohjola; just a fantastic bass player!
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I was about to vote for both, but effectively a like Pekka a bit more.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chris S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 23 2011 at 23:18
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

The Magician's Hat is my favorite.

For me it's between Attic Thoughts and Sagan Om Ringen which i believe translated means "Hard work never killed anybody,but why take the chance".

I have Attic but haven't heard Sagan...
I stand corrected but Sagan Om Ringen is the Swedish translation for Lord Of The Rings. Attic Thoughts...hmm beautiful!
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Bo for me. Partially for his Lord of the Rings album - at times not a heap like what I imagined as a soundtrack to LOTR, but always evocative.
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both with a plus on Bo Hansson
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 24 2011 at 08:58
Originally posted by Chris S Chris S wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

The Magician's Hat is my favorite.

For me it's between Attic Thoughts and Sagan Om Ringen which i believe translated means "Hard work never killed anybody,but why take the chance".

I have Attic but haven't heard Sagan...
I stand corrected but Sagan Om Ringen is the Swedish translation for Lord Of The Rings. Attic Thoughts...hmm beautiful!

I should have sussed that. Embarrassed
I have that one. 

So, what should be my next Pekka to try?  With three Bo's I should balance it out, eh?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 24 2011 at 09:46
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Originally posted by Chris S Chris S wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

The Magician's Hat is my favorite.

For me it's between Attic Thoughts and Sagan Om Ringen which i believe translated means "Hard work never killed anybody,but why take the chance".

I have Attic but haven't heard Sagan...
I stand corrected but Sagan Om Ringen is the Swedish translation for Lord Of The Rings. Attic Thoughts...hmm beautiful!

I should have sussed that. Embarrassed
I have that one. 

So, what should be my next Pekka to try?  With three Bo's I should balance it out, eh?

Well for what it's worth the three i like are his first two studio albums along with Visitation.
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I'm a bit indifferent about both.  Pohjola has good compositions, but they sound a bit lifeless to me and lack atmosphere.  Hansson's music has a great vibe, but it can get boring after a few minutes.
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