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    Posted: June 29 2013 at 11:37
Recomend me some obscure new wave bands, with ton of keys and weird time signatures like a blend of Spandau Ballet, Level 42, and Twelfth Night. I love 80 sounds and '80 digital synth, so let's start. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thellama73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2013 at 14:12
Hmm, tough one. Bill Nelson did some vaguely proggy new wave stuff after he left Be Bop Deluxe. Other than that, you might have to go the post-punk route and look at bands like Pere Ubu or the Red Krayola.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 30 2013 at 14:51
I don't listen to much New Wave but I like Orchestral Manoevres In The Dark. Perhaps you would too.
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Originally posted by The Truth The Truth wrote:

I don't listen to much New Wave but I like Orchestral Manoevres In The Dark. Perhaps you would too.

OMD's first two (O.M.D. & Organisation) I'd especially recommend. Messages, Stanlow, Statues, Enola Gay, Julia's Song are definitely prog-leaning.

Ultravox's "Quartet" too, if you haven't already checked them out.
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Obscure...? Maybe you can find something obscure in this list   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_Wave_bands_and_artists
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^ XTC definitely! Just don't try to suggest that they're prog, or even prog related. That's blasphemy.   
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Not that obscure, but Propaganda.
Bigger on the inside.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Aragon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2013 at 11:44
Yes guys you're right, but are u sure all these are prog? Some bands u suggest me have a punk feeling...with no much keys and synth, the other are full new wave...too simple the rythm.I want hear a complex moog solo in neoprog vein, but with the catchy feeling of new wave


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 01 2013 at 23:22
The band's not obscure but the album is.  Before Split Enz became MTV new wave darlings they released a great prog record in '76 called "Mental Notes".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2013 at 01:43
Originally posted by Aragon Aragon wrote:

Yes guys you're right, but are u sure all these are prog? Some bands u suggest me have a punk feeling...with no much keys and synth, the other are full new wave...too simple the rythm.I want hear a complex moog solo in neoprog vein, but with the catchy feeling of new wave

probably doesn't exist tbh

Propaganda are worth checking out. Their album was produced by Trevor Horn and features contributions from Stewart Copeland , Ian Mosely (think I have the right Marillion drummer without checking) and Steve Howe. The track Dream Within A Dream is the most proggiest although admittedly a lot of their music owes more to German Industrial sounds than prog (with a hint of Tangerine Dream).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2013 at 14:16
Perhaps the last couple of Police albums? They were heading in a slightly prog direction and utilising the tech at their disposal extremely well. I absolutely love Synchronicity Part One.

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I've mentioned this somewhere else but I think early-80's 'Utopia' (lead by Todd Rundgren) displays some proggy tendencies amongst the whole New Wave approach (I recall on some live recording Todd announcing "we was New Wave when there was no wave...".  All the guys are great musicians but keyboardist Roger Powell shines especially.  Something about the (generally dismissed) 'Oblivion' album fascinates me.  I admire how amongst a live set they can perform something rivetting and complex as 'The Seven Rays' and then play 'Can we Still be Friends'. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2013 at 08:49
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Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

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I agree with the early OMD stuff. Very Kraftwerkian. 
Simple Minds, New Gold Dream and earlier.
Of course XTC and Talking Heads
Blondie Parallel Lines? Maybe, at least Fripp is there.
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There are some New Wave artists that aren't prog but proggers tend to like, like
The Cure
Gary Numan (early)

I guess all I'm doing is listing some of the stuff that helped me transition into the 80's when Prog lost its appeal. Ralph records was great, with bands like Tuxedomoon and Yello.

Some obscurities to try and find are Ceramic Hello and Experiments With Ice. 
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Blancmange, Tears For Fears, Kajagoogoo (featuring Nick Beggs) and the aforementioned Propaganda. All these definitely had a prog element.
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