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    Posted: March 06 2013 at 15:06
I discover this band just now and i wonder if exist any bands that is much influenced from Gentle Giant of "Free hands era" the much accessible sound of GG. I love the funky/fusion songs, and don't like  when the bands tends to be much exsperimental inserting weird instruments like cello, violin, horn(horrible)LOL and vibraphone.

The cooler thing is the phaser clavinet attack on "free hands", really new sound for 1975LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL


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i would said try echolyn and spocks beard .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Failcore Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2013 at 17:27
Why is a horn horrible? Cry
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Ditto for Echolyn.
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Echolyn, like the others have said.
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Gee, I wonder what inspired the band name? Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aragon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2013 at 02:51
Originally posted by martinprog77

i would said try echolyn and spocks beard .


Wow it's true Echolyn sound like GG. Which album is more accessible?  I like groove and melodies!

In rock music horn isn't my cup of tea


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Post Options Post Options   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2013 at 21:33
For echolyn give as the world a shot.
I think The End Is Beautiful is the only one with much in the way of horns.  But a great album!
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^ Great one. A must for GG aficionados.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote infandous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2013 at 10:43
Advent "Cantus Firmus"

They have another album, but I've never heard it.  I understand it is also in the Gentle Giant style.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2013 at 10:49
There's a 70s South American classic called Terrenio Baldio by the band bearing the same name. I know it's not from the period you are asking for, but if you enjoy the clavinet and whole vibe of Free Hand, my guess is that you're going to enjoy this one as well.
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my Faves Cardiacs are deffo influenced by them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2013 at 16:12
Hamadryad sometimes go Gentle Giant.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2013 at 22:14
This might be reaching a bit, but I was listening to Crush of Night from Izz and it has some wonderful vocal harmonies, not to mention a few guest parts by the one and only Gary Green.
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Hi to all of you,
First, i'm new on this forum and my english is not so perfect!
Second, i think this is the only available topic for similar Gentle Giant bands, so there will be a list of bands from the seventies to nowadays and from nearly every countries!
Third, as some many peoples say, this is very difficult to find similar bands to Gentle giant because they are so unique...
Fourth, here is the list:


Canada:

-Maneige (70's)
-Opus 5   (70's)
-Nathan Mahl (80's)
-Sloche (70's)
-Half Past Four (00's)
-Druckfarben (10's)
-Miriodor (80's)


USA:

-Zoldar & Clark (70's)
-Pentwater (70's)
-Hands (70's)
-Mirthrandir (70's)
-Yezda Urfa (70's)
-AUDIOSYNCHROCY (00's)
-Syzygy (00's)
-French tv (80's)
-Frogg Cafe (00's)
-However (80's)
-Thinking Plague (80's)
-Shadowfax (70's)
-Phideaux (00's) only in Snowtorch
-Little atlas (00's)
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A TRIGGERING MYTH (00's)
-Babylon (70's)
-Neal Morse (00's)
-Birds And Buildings (00's)

Brazil:

-Octohpera (00's)
-Cartoon (00's)

Indonesia:

-Discus (00's)
-God Bless (70's)
-Guruh Gipsy (70's)

Italy:

(this country is so particular because nearly all the bands sound like Gentle Giant, from PFM to Banco passing by Arti & Misteri and the likes)

-Mosaic (90's)
-Ske (10's)
-Stereokimono (00s)
-Yugen (00's)

Nex countries a bit later
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 09:01
Spock's Beard (and some Neal Morse solo) and Echolyn are the obvious choices.
For more obscure stuff, check out these tracks from Spanish band Fusioon but they are not from '90 onwards, they are from the 1970's.




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I think 5uu's sounds a bit like GG at times. Especially the track Hunter Gatherer.
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