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^ Puts a nice "approved" on your face?
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Going pretty slowly, haven't even finished the A's off yet LOL! The random always wins out in the end, I'm definitely getting sidetracked via the sub genres, I come across something I really like and then I find myself digging into that particular sub genre for more goodies.

 
I am certainly enjoying the ride and finding A LOT of albums I enjoy pretty much from start to finish. At times I feel I am about to OD on good music, but then I just keep listening and that feeling is lost in the great music.
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^ I hope you are young cause age is something that will have to be on your side.
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Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

^ I hope you are young cause age is something that will have to be on your side.
 
LOL. I'm 36 so I guess that is young enough...?
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Originally posted by Wolfhound Wolfhound wrote:


Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

^ I hope you are young cause age is something that will have to be on your side.

 
LOL. I'm 36 so I guess that is young enough...?


Sure is. Your golden. 36 is a prime age for sure. Anyway, I hope it's going well and that you are discovering what is the right sound for yourself. What's your favourite band so far?
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I can't pick a favorite; I'm too new to the whole prog/related universe that I am constantly finding stuff I like from start to finish and my particular tastes/musical moods change so often it's hard to pick one specific favorite. I am tending towards the more recent stuff of the last couple decades; there is a ton of older more vintage stuff I have not explored very much yet.
 
Right now I am really fond of Moonwagon, Echolyn, Pelican, Haken, Riverside and Astra.
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^ very cool. Sounds like you are making some serious headway and welcome to the prog sphere. The air is wonderful here. ;)
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Originally posted by Wolfhound Wolfhound wrote:

 I started in the A's and I didn't make it down three names before I came across a group I liked the sound of so much I bought something by them off Amazon (A Headfull of Monsters...and I really like it). Then I had to stop and listen to what I bought...twice. Yeah, this is gonna take awhile. 

 
 
Although you didn't like my band, I feel privileged that we were the first you tried out of all seven thousand and however-many. 
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Originally posted by Wolfhound Wolfhound wrote:

I have been searching prog rock pretty hard lately as a recent discoverer of all the musical treasures to be found. Mostly my searching has been on Amazon looking for stuff related to stuff I have already bought or occasionally I come across a group mentioned somewhere else.

 
This only made me wonder how much I might be missing by not looking more thoroughly. I decided to start going through the list of artists at the Prog Archives web site alphabetically. Mostly I'll check for stuff that I can preview enough and is not too hard or expensive to buy, I just don't have the money to drop on imported music.
 
I figured this would take me awhile but the task is looking to take even longer now. I started in the A's and I didn't make it down three names before I came across a group I liked the sound of so much I bought something by them off Amazon (A Headfull of Monsters...and I really like it). Then I had to stop and listen to what I bought...twice. Yeah, this is gonna take awhile. 
 
I suppose this means that I will be continuously coming across new music I like for a long time. I will go through that whole list name by name, mercifully I know what I like or don't like pretty quickly when I listen to it so there won't be too much deliberating whether or not I will buy something by whatever artist I am checking out and the moment. 

I remember beck in the 90's when i upgraded Trespass from LP to CD, almost cried because I thought there was no much more to search for, I didn't liked (past) Neo Prog, had all Yes, Genesis, ELP,Triumvirat, Focus, etc, so I thought my search was almost over.

Today I own at least one album from each Symphonic band, plus several hundred of other genres albums, and the adventure is still beginning, each day I find more gems I never bought or new albums that are released every year.

This is a never ending quest.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vin776 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2013 at 11:30
Hello Ivan
Could you check out my band in your quest? Around since 1972
Maybe listen to a couple songs?

Bad Dream and Here I Am

www.reverbnation.com/thestoryofbluebeard

There are 35 songs there - from various albums

Not spam, just trying to connect with people here that make sense


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I used to go on Greg Walker's website which is called "Synphonic Music". I would click on the flags, read Greg's brief description of a band, proceed to research the band's history on the internet, look for samples and decide what I wanted to take a chance on first. In many cases he's cheaper than  scumlord sellers on Amazon and overall more trustworthy to do business with. Many sellers I ran across on Amazon would have a prog title up for 20 or 30 dollars while Greg would be selling it for 15 or 18.
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Originally posted by Vin776 Vin776 wrote:

Hello Ivan
Could you check out my band in your quest? Around since 1972
Maybe listen to a couple songs?

Bad Dream and Here I Am

www.reverbnation.com/thestoryofbluebeard

There are 35 songs there - from various albums

Not spam, just trying to connect with people here that make sense



Who IS this guy??  Man, is he pervasive or what??  

If it tastes like Spam, it must be Spam!  

Anyway, I find that the best way to find new prog music is to network with good friends!  PA has turned me on to many excellent bands, and I've enjoyed sharing stories about local Chicago talent as well.  

Have fun on your journey!  
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I still have yet to listen to all the prog on my i tunes, let alone the billions of albums on pa.....
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Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

Originally posted by Wolfhound Wolfhound wrote:

 I started in the A's and I didn't make it down three names before I came across a group I liked the sound of so much I bought something by them off Amazon (A Headfull of Monsters...and I really like it). Then I had to stop and listen to what I bought...twice. Yeah, this is gonna take awhile. 

 
 
Although you didn't like my band, I feel privileged that we were the first you tried out of all seven thousand and however-many. 
 
I did listen and although the music is not my kind of thing it was interesting in an experimental and exploratory way.
 
Also, I totally gave up on this whole thing for the most part. I've never been all that ambitious hehe. I keep coming across too much good stuff through other means or randomly.
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There is never an end to great music.

In my experience I got to a point where I no longer needed to search and all I had to do was sit back and enjoy 
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 ^ I didn't think that state actually existed
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