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    Posted: August 28 2014 at 03:11
Has anyone mentioned Impressions on Reading Aldous Huxley from 1972 by German band Brave New World?

I have a collection called Dr Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 1 , The Early Years 1963-1969 (from 2000).

There is also The Empire and Rebellion, based on Star Wars, by The Colossus Project ( 2008)  a collective from italy.

Before ELP's Karn Eval 9, there was a Moody Blues track, I think In the Beginning from On the Threshold of a Dream (1969), where the character speaks to a computer.




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Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

LOL not subtle, but very stupid. LOL

that came to mind as wellLOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PrognosticMind Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2014 at 11:18
I can't not associate the term "sci-fi prog" with Pestilence's 1993 album Spheres.



Yes, it's technically (lol) tech-metal prog, but it epitomizes the sound for me. Great thread!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2014 at 02:09


Solarni modus (engl."Solar Method") by Igra Staklenih Perli (1979)



Lunarni modus (engl. "Lunar Method") by Igra Staklenih Perli (1980) 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2014 at 01:44
LOL not subtle, but very stupid. LOL


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2014 at 01:06
Originally posted by Wallace The Lad Wallace The Lad wrote:

"Es Ist Nicht Leicht Ein Gott Zu Sein".
Wallace has this.
For a Fritz work you would be hoping its organ-dominated.

It deffo IS NOT.


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By the way, this fellow Knobby who has contributed so much to this thread sure is an imposing prog tastemaker. Impressive. Very impressive.

Perhaps a progmasterman even?

Whatever became of him?


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Anyone mention Intergalactic Galactic Touring Band?

a not very subtle way of saying its you presumably
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"Es Ist Nicht Leicht Ein Gott Zu Sein".
Wallace has this.
For a Fritz work you would be hoping its organ-dominated.

It deffo IS NOT.


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By the way, this fellow Knobby who has contributed so much to this thread sure is an imposing prog tastemaker. Impressive. Very impressive.

Perhaps a progmasterman even?

Whatever became of him?


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Anyone mention Intergalactic Galactic Touring Band?
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There's a 1989 German movie titled "Hard to Be a God" with a soundtrack written by Triumvirat's keyboardist Jurgen Fritz. Haven't watched that, but I heard it's a great movie.
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*shrug* whatever.


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Originally posted by Prog_Traveller Prog_Traveller wrote:

Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

Considering that they got the spelling wrong (it's Eloi in the book) then it's a fair bet they got the band name from the 1960 film staring Rod Taylor and not the novel.


True but I think maybe the misspelling was intentional. A lot of bands seemed to have done that(ie Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard etc).


Yes, I believe the y in Eloy is deliberate but I forget the reason for the change apart from "just because"...
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Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

Originally posted by Prog_Traveller Prog_Traveller wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

 
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by AreYouHuman AreYouHuman wrote:

A couple of albums with time-travel storylines: Eloy—The Power and the Passion and Ekseption—Beggar Julia’s Time Trip.
 Ay! Eloy! So fantastic at delving into the fantastic. This is a band that has greatly one me over lately. I enjoy Planets very much as well.
 
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The Power and The Passion through to Metromania was a great run of albums and all with a sci-fi theme.
Also Tides Turn Forever and Ocean II are well worth checking out.
 I heard somewhere that Frank Borneman never read any Sci Fi novels but I'm not sure I'm buying it. The bands name is derived from the future civilization in The Time Machine for crying out loud.    
Considering that they got the spelling wrong (it's Eloi in the book) then it's a fair bet they got the band name from the 1960 film staring Rod Taylor and not the novel.




True but I think maybe the misspelling was intentional. A lot of bands seemed to have done that(ie Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard etc).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2014 at 13:08
Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

Originally posted by Prog_Traveller Prog_Traveller wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

 
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by AreYouHuman AreYouHuman wrote:

A couple of albums with time-travel storylines: Eloy—The Power and the Passion and Ekseption—Beggar Julia’s Time Trip.
 Ay! Eloy! So fantastic at delving into the fantastic. This is a band that has greatly one me over lately. I enjoy Planets very much as well.
 
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The Power and The Passion through to Metromania was a great run of albums and all with a sci-fi theme.
Also Tides Turn Forever and Ocean II are well worth checking out.
 I heard somewhere that Frank Borneman never read any Sci Fi novels but I'm not sure I'm buying it. The bands name is derived from the future civilization in The Time Machine for crying out loud.    
Considering that they got the spelling wrong (it's Eloi in the book) then it's a fair bet they got the band name from the 1960 film staring Rod Taylor and not the novel.




Personally my friends, I think all do to psychedelics. Frank Bornemann' is a dabbler indeed.



God love it though. What a fantastic mind. Great lyricist. I really like 'The Sun-Song.'
The guy is captain majestic to me.
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Symphony X's ICONOCLAST is a great sci-fi album.

It's the classic MAN v.s MACHINE as the machines (which look like mech warriors) try and take over the world.

I love it. :)
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Has anyone written music about the advancement of society to the next level?  I believe "Watcher of the Skies" is in that vein.  It would seem to be an obvious musical theme for prog to explore.

This is an excellent article about how intelligent races may evolve in the universe, and why we should be concerned about it! 

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Originally posted by Prog_Traveller Prog_Traveller wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

 
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by AreYouHuman AreYouHuman wrote:

A couple of albums with time-travel storylines: Eloy—The Power and the Passion and Ekseption—Beggar Julia’s Time Trip.
 

Ay! Eloy! So fantastic at delving into the fantastic. This is a band that has greatly one me over lately. 
I enjoy Planets very much as well.
 
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The Power and The Passion through to Metromania was a great run of albums and all with a sci-fi theme.
Also Tides Turn Forever and Ocean II are well worth checking out.
 

I heard somewhere that Frank Borneman never read any Sci Fi novels but I'm not sure I'm buying it. The bands name is derived from the future civilization in The Time Machine for crying out loud.    
Considering that they got the spelling wrong (it's Eloi in the book) then it's a fair bet they got the band name from the 1960 film staring Rod Taylor and not the novel.


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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:


Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by AreYouHuman AreYouHuman wrote:

A couple of albums with time-travel storylines: Eloy—The Power and the Passion and Ekseption—Beggar Julia’s Time Trip.


Ay! Eloy! So fantastic at delving into the fantastic. This is a band that has greatly one me over lately.
I enjoy Planets very much as well.

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The Power and The Passion through to Metromania was a great run of albums and all with a sci-fi theme.
Also Tides Turn Forever and Ocean II are well worth checking out.


I heard somewhere that Frank Borneman never read any Sci Fi novels but I'm not sure I'm buying it. The bands name is derived from the future civilization in The Time Machine for crying out loud.   
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This thread could go on forever. I didn't read everything in here so I don't know if this has been mentioned yet but the neo prog band called No Name from Luxembourg did a track based on Star Gate.

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=1004
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I've been told that Voivod's entire lyrics revolve around this conceptual storyline that Away cooked up in a similar fashion as the respective mythological band concepts of Blue Öyster Cult and Magma, presumably about a neolithic-era Central Asian steppe warrior who's frozen in ice and wakes up in a post-apocalyptic future where he goes on to become a future warlord later a space-faring cyborg and whatnot.

Can anyone clear it up how much of a myth arc there really is, or I'm just misremembering things I've read in fan reviews et cetera? Away's lyrics are very abstract at times, using a lot of fragmented cryptic symbolism even more so than Sandy Pearlman's... and his broken English does not exactly help either. Neither have I read that many interviews with the band members.
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first off The Residents sci-fi masterwork(s) Mark of the Mole & Intermission EP  (+ the instrumental LP: Tales of Two Cities) all part of the unfinished Mole Trilogy.

Penn Jillette/The Residents on the Mole Show on BBC sometime in 1982/83.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp2KWSsBl44

& 20 minutes of the best concert/concept I never had the chance to experience live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdxvv4fI7fU

Best two clips on the internet!

A couple of suggestions that might upset and hurt the feelings of grumpy old (but also hilarious) Pwog Masterminds & Mosquitoes: 

Veteran of the Psychic Wars is already mentioned but here's some more Blue Oyster Cult / Michael Moorcock collaborations: The Great Sun Jester, Black Blade... I'm certain I could suggest more BöC-songs, but I would have to check if the lyrics are closer to fantasy than Sci-Fi first. 

ELO - Time their wonderfully cheesy synth-pop ultrathin concept-album is my favorite of theirs.

Being in love in 2095 will prove even more complicated than it was in 1981:

She's only programmed to be very nice - But she's as cold as ice - Whenever I get too near - She tells me that she likes me very much - But when I try to touch - She makes it all too clear. - She is the latest in technology - Almost mythology - But she has a heart stone - She has an I.Q. of 1001 - She has a jumpsuit on - And she's also a telephone...

Then there's the perhaps already mentioned Brainticket - Celestial Ocean...  about how the Ancient Egyptians were also interstellar astronauts. 

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Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Originally posted by AreYouHuman AreYouHuman wrote:

A couple of albums with time-travel storylines: Eloy—The Power and the Passion and Ekseption—Beggar Julia’s Time Trip.


Ay! Eloy! So fantastic at delving into the fantastic. This is a band that has greatly one me over lately.
I enjoy Planets very much as well.

Approve

The Power and The Passion through to Metromania was a great run of albums and all with a sci-fi theme.

Also Tides Turn Forever and Ocean II are well worth checking out.
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