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    Posted: June 22 2014 at 12:02
Originally posted by richardh


Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by AreYouHuman

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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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2014 at 12:33
Originally posted by Prog_Traveller

Originally posted by richardh

 
Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by AreYouHuman

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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Post Options Post Options   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2014 at 12:42
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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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. :)
Belhold the power and gift of BEARD! As Damian Wilson sports a beard now his voice somehow got even better than it already was. :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2014 at 13:08
Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by Prog_Traveller

Originally posted by richardh

 
Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by AreYouHuman

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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Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by Prog_Traveller

Originally posted by richardh

 
Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by AreYouHuman

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   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2014 at 15:16
Originally posted by Prog_Traveller

Originally posted by Dean

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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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2014 at 16:32
*shrug* whatever.


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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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"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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Originally posted by Wallace The Lad

"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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LOL not subtle, but very stupid. LOL


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



Lunarni modus (engl. "Lunar Method") by Igra Staklenih Perli (1980) 
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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!
Hypnotic state of reality - offering glimpses through which you'll see - the secrets kept from humanity - and secrets they will always be...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2014 at 14:36
Originally posted by Dean

LOL not subtle, but very stupid. LOL

that came to mind as wellLOL
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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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