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    Posted: July 21 2013 at 23:14
Originally posted by AreYouHuman


Happy the Man: All recommended heartily, and only a handful of tracks have vocals, not that that's held against them.  

^  I listed the first album but think the 2nd "Crafty Hands" is their masterpiece (though it does have vocals in "Wind Up Doll Day Wind).
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Not sure if it has been mentioned yet, but LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT 1&2 are incredible as well as LIQUID TRIO EXPERIMENT, which is a bit more Jazz infused than the other 2. Great stuff there. Can't go wrong.
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To ad some amasing stuff, not so often highlighted at PA
Fripp : The Repercussions of Angelic Behavior
Jukka Tolonen : Passenger to Paramaribo
Shakti : Natural Elements
David Sylvian : Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities
Peter Gabriel : Passion (very little vocals)
Weather Report : Black Marked
 


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Herd Of Instinct, Talsima (only has vocals on some albums) Parallel Mind.
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Worth a mention are a couple of 'new age' artists. Stephen Caudel and Mark Isham. Both can play a variety of instruments with Caudel specialising on guitar and Isham on trumpet. I would recommend Wine Dark Sea ( Caudel) and Vapor Drawings (Isham) as their best works, both recorded in the eighties. Caudel released another fine album 'Earth In Torquoise' about 15 years ago which has more of a prog feel. Isham has mainly concentrated on film soundtracks since the 80's including a number of major film releases such as The Mist (strangely overlooked Stephen King adaption , one of the best imo) and the huge success Blade.

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Kansas - The Spider... Magnum Opus is basically an instrumental, check it out too
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Originally posted by Neo-Romantic

Can't believe nobody has recommended Anglagard's Viljans Oga yet. Definitely give it a spin if you like symphonic prog with strong classical leanings and ballsy instrumentation.
Yes, yes - and YES!  Also, try Dave Bainbridge, Veil of Gossamer (97% instrumental)...
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Forgot the Dixie Dregs!! Eclectic prog at its finest. For two of their albums, “Unsung Heroes” and “Industry Standard”, they shortened their name to The Dregs, before they broke up the first time.

Some of Steve Howe’s solo works are all-instrumental, such as “Turbulence” and “Quantum Guitar.”

If you like Jade Warrior, “Blue Star” by Gurumander and Friends is highly recommended. It was marketed more as a New Age album but don’t let that fool you. Amazing space guitar, Pink Floyd fans might like it too. Readily available thru Amazon, BTW.
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Might have mentioned this one before, but TRENT REZNOR's

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO soundtrack is brilliant along with his infamous GHOSTS album.
Trent and Atticus Ross work so well together. They create Dark, moody music that makes you think. :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2013 at 23:15
I'd also add the 1st Shadowfax album, Watercourse Way (though 1 song does have minimal vocals).
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The first (s/t) album by Days Between Stations.
Open the gates of the city wide....
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Originally posted by prog4evr

Originally posted by Neo-Romantic

Can't believe nobody has recommended Anglagard's Viljans Oga yet. Definitely give it a spin if you like symphonic prog with strong classical leanings and ballsy instrumentation.
Yes, yes - and YES!  Also, try Dave Bainbridge, Veil of Gossamer (97% instrumental)...

Bainbridge album is a KILLER! ClapCool
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Originally posted by ushuaia

Hello guys I'm new in this forum, and i've been listening to prog heavily in the last month and a half. I listen a lot of music, so i listened a lot of KC, ELP, PF, Eloy, Jethro Tull and many other i don't even recall

Now, i have listened to SKY2 ALBUM from the BAND SKY, and i love it.

So, my question is. Can you recommend me INSTRUMENTAL PROGRESSIVE ROCK ALBUMS AND/OR INSTRUMENTAL PROGRESSIVE ROCK BANDS

Thanks, i know you guys know a lot more of prog than me, so you can help me out Big smile


SCHICKE, FUHRS, & FROHLING (SFF)

"Symphonic Picture" ('76)

"Ammerland" ('78)

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SCHICKE, FUHRS, & FROHLING (SFF)

"Symphonic Picture" ('76)

"Ammerland" ('78)

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I'd also recommend SFF's 2nd album "Sunburst" ('77).  Along with "Symphonic Pictures" they make a great pair. 
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Originally posted by Rando


SCHICKE, FUHRS, & FROHLING (SFF)

"Symphonic Picture" ('76)

"Ammerland" ('78)

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I'd also recommend SFF's 2nd album "Sunburst" ('77).  Along with "Symphonic Pictures" they make a great pair. 


Absolutely. Thanks, and that's the one missing from my collection. Great album! Next on my "to buy" list.

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SCHICKE, FUHRS, & FROHLING (SFF)

"Symphonic Picture" ('76)

"Ammerland" ('78)

Smile

I'd also recommend SFF's 2nd album "Sunburst" ('77).  Along with "Symphonic Pictures" they make a great pair. 


Absolutely. Thanks, and that's the one missing from my collection. Great album! Next on my "to buy" list.

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In the 90's I bought a great 2CD set which included Symphonic Pictures, Sunburst, Ticket to Everywhere and a couple live bonus tracks...don't know if it's still available.
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Finch.....Glory of the Inner Force.......Beyond Expression
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Goblin--Back To The Goblin (2005.)

Incredible instrumental album filled with beautiful crescendo, arpeggios and haunting bass lines by Fabio Pignatelli.
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Look out for tracks like Japanese Air, Dlen Dlon and Lost In The Universe.

Beautiful album.
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Chinese Beard - Shades of Tomorrow
Gifts From Enola (any album by them)
Pomegranate Tiger (if you care for some great prog metal)
Talc
The Inner Road - Ascension
 
SoulenginE - Mind Colours (two shorter songs on the album have vocals, but the vocals are decent and everything else is instrumental
 
The Ocean - Pelegial (well there is two versions of the album, one with vocals and an instrumental version. I only listen to the instrumental version because I just don't like the death metal vocals)
 
Tale of Diffusion - Adventures of Madnorious (The Bird)
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CHON - NEWBORN SUN (THE SONG FLUFFY SHOWCASES TALENT)
ANIMALS AS LEADERS
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY

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