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    Posted: September 15 2012 at 10:10
Hey guys, 
I know a lot have been said about  "Islands" song by KC in this forum.

A lot of people find it boring, and other recognize it as I do,  the great subtleness, the  mood, the brilliant style of this song by King Crimson.

I enjoy those parts with solos by oboe and trumpet which really take me off the ground.

I would appreciate  if you indicate other songs which have this same style from other artists.
I know this is an unusual song by KC, and I dont know much bands or groups which produce this type of songs.

It souns like a chamber orchestra piece with lyrics.
Very rare and impressive.

Thanks a lot

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2012 at 10:33
If you look after music like "Islands", I don't think you will find it. It's a unique piece.
 
If you look for a chamber prog music piece, try this RPI album :
 
IL PAESE DEI BALOCCHI : st
 
 
 
 
 
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I find other avant/post rock/chamber rock bands similar. Moments in Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden, Maudlin of the Well's Bath, Kayo Dot's Choirs of the Eye, some songs from Jaga Jazzist and Aranis and The Enid's In the Region of the Summer Stars (probably the most similar to Islands).
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Jakko J Jakszyk's The Romantic Glee Club.   
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Maybe try Janus' Gravedigger. The title track lasting some 20 minutes shares some of the same gentle and oceanic character in the mellotron.
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For some reason Jade Warrior's early stuff comes to mind - "Jade Warrior", "Released", and "Last Autumn's Dream" each juxtapose quiet pastoral stuff with jarring distortion, which is a big part of Islands' appeal.  I say "for some reason" because I never really thought of JW and Crimso as really being that alike before.

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^ I'm with you on the Jade Warrior recommendation.
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Talk Talk is a great suggestion; maybe a little more out-there than "Islands" but pretty similar in feel. 
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OK Guys.
Thanks for the incredible suggestions.
Im listening to some of them right now.

I guess what really impress me in the "islands" song is that amazing trumpet solo.

Please consider that in your suggestions.


Thank you.

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thank you hellogoodbye for the interesting indication.
I know pretty little from italian prog.

When music is indicated by friends it is so much easier to try!
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Hey Pianoman!

Talk talk sounds to me too much polite.

The producers in the eighties were very worried with the cleanliness of  the records.
even distortion is controlled
I guess

thats why I prefer the 70's.

But undoubtly "Eden" got something!


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RPI is so rich and varied. It takes years to explore it. Here is another italian wonder from 1975 with classical and jazz influences.
 
OPUS AVANTRA : LORD CROMWELL
 
 
 
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Originally posted by rotasalteradas rotasalteradas wrote:

OK Guys.
Thanks for the incredible suggestions.
Im listening to some of them right now.

I guess what really impress me in the "islands" song is that amazing trumpet solo.

Please consider that in your suggestions.


Thank you.

If that is the sound you desire, then you must listen to "Wheel" by Anekdoten.
The instrument on "Islands" is, I believe, a cornet.  On "Wheel" it is cornet and/or flugelhorn.  In any case: wonderful!  Starts at 3:14, but listen to the whole song.  Much of the song is not mellow as "Islands" is, but wonderful nonetheless.
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hey infocat.
this song by anekdoten reminds me a lot not "islands"song but "starless and bible black".
amazing!
like!            8')
great finding! thank you!
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ive enjoyd jaga jazzist.s videos.
these guys got what it takes.
great sounds.

gostei muito da sonzeira do jaga jazzist.
quem sabe, faz ao vivo.
maravilha!
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