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    Posted: September 20 2013 at 21:46
^Here’s a thread that might be of help:

http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=77868&KW=pink+floyd&PN=1


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Post Options Post Options   Quote AnonymousLoner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2013 at 17:35
Anyone know any bands or songs very similar to Pink Floyd's "Breathe In The Air"? Also, in general, something either extremely mellow or something that's only somewhat mellow.
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 Needn't look any furtherWink
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David Minasian.......Random Acts of Beauty
Camel...........Rajaz
Gazpacho........Night
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I am listening to Nosound's Afterthoughts right now. Rather dreamy stuff, a bit on the quiet side of the Porcupine Tree spectrum.
May be worth checking out. It's on progstreaming.com now.
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Originally posted by nichobert

First post.. Full disclosure..I'm a big fan of Phish.. And lately i've been wondering about some of their more tranquil / graceful /  beautiful compositions and improvisational segments and  realizing that I'm not aware of much music that it reminds me of. If I had to guess, it would be a  baseline of Eno but with a busier melodic superstructure, something like Penguin Cafe Orchestra by way of the Soft Machine or something..

Really, I'm on the lookout for prog/kraut/psych/post-rock bands that sound like any of the following..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7z15ORtarX4#t=407
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1QFP6h31-9Q#t=337
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gybxcC7QNWk#t=578
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=RIM-MHZtC4Q#t=489

Any help would be super awesome. Just think.. you could school all the Phish nerds out there who either have no idea where this sound comes from, or just aren't telling me ;)



I hope you return to the siteSmile 
If for nothing else to check out these, may I say, fantastic recommendations of mine (hoho)

First of all, what you need is some Krautrock. I'm not sure if you know the style, but it is far more than the avantguarde brand of music, many people convey it as.
For a Phish fan, you can't go wrong with Agitation Free. In fact, this should be your new favourite band methinks.
Here are some clips for ya: 

How about some Yatha Sidhra? That is, if you can handle a little sheepheard's flute...:

Or perhaps the wonderful laid-back stylings of Popol Vuh's Letzte Tage, Letzte Nacthe:

Gila's debut is also fabulously soothing and psychedelic:

I'm thinking you probably already know The Grateful Dead, but if you haven't yet dived into their discography, then I heartily recommend the live albums called Dick's Picks. Here's Dark Star:

Let me know what you think of these. I've got a truck load more where they came from.

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I was listening to Flags by Patrick Moraz and Bill Bruford last night.  That was pretty mellow.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2013 at 20:05
surprised I haven't weighed in on this one yet.  
Anyways, here is my list.  Lots of Italians in there, with some Germans and Brits, only a few Americans

AMAZING BLONDEL - most of their 1970s albums, but not "Bad Dreams"
ANGELO BRANDUARDI - Cogli la Prima Mela and La Pulce D'Acqua"
Camel - A Nod and a Wink (they have quite a few mellow albums but most have heavier passages.  I can't recall any on here)
IL CASTELLO DI ATLANTE - Sono lo Il Singnore Delle Terre a Nord
Celeste - Principe di un Giorno
Cooperativa della Latte - Il Risveglio
Corde Oblique - all
Dead Can Dance - Into the Labyrinth
Decameron - Say Hello to the Band
Dice (Germany) - Dice in Space and Within vs Without Next Part
Earth and Fire - Song of the Marching Children and Atlantis
Eden - Erwartung
Enbor - Enbor
Eris Pluvia - Rings of Earhly LIght
MAGMA (the Argentinian group) - both albums, great but hard to find
Faun - Licht
Faveravola - Contea Dei Cento Castagni
Daniel Gauthier - Above the Storm
Hostsonaten - Mirrorgames
Illusion - THrough the Fire
Jade Warrior - Way of the Sun
James McCarty - Out of the Dark
Midlake - Trials of Van Occupanther and Courage of Others
Mr Gil - I want to get you back Home
Mr Toad - Trench Art
Sally Oldfield - most of her work to 1983
Oloferne - s/t
Le Orme - Uomo di Pezza, Felona and Serona, Florian, Il Fiume, Elementi and Infinito are all pretty mellow and very good
Pearls before Swine- Use of Ashes
Pererin - Haul Ar y Eira and Teithgan
Ptarmigan - s/t
Renaissance - Ashes are Burning (except last couple minutes), Turn of the Cards, Scheherazade, Novella
Rousseau - Retreat
Snowdonia - Pallas
Strawbs - Sandy and the Strawbs, Dragonfly (apart from the epic), From the Witchwood
Alan Stivell - Renaissance de la Harpe Celtique and Reflets
David Sylvian - Gone to Earth and Secrets of the beehive
Aldo Tagliapietra - nella pietra e nel vento
Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear
Stefano Testa - Una vita Una baleina blanca y altre cose
Tir na Nog - Tear and a Smile
Transience - Sliding
White Willow - Ignis Fatuus and Sacrament
Woven Hand - Mosaic (very disturbing but pretty mellow)



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I don't believe I mentioned Vangelis's El Greco album.
It's actually one of his best works. I highly recommend this album.
I've listened to it playing on my stereo so many nights while I fall asleep.
It's a very relaxing album. Mellow in every sense of the word. :)
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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Just came back from a MOON SAFARI gig - try them out, I would consider them very mellow...
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First post.. Full disclosure..I'm a big fan of Phish.. And lately i've been wondering about some of their more tranquil / graceful /  beautiful compositions and improvisational segments and  realizing that I'm not aware of much music that it reminds me of. If I had to guess, it would be a  baseline of Eno but with a busier melodic superstructure, something like Penguin Cafe Orchestra by way of the Soft Machine or something..

Really, I'm on the lookout for prog/kraut/psych/post-rock bands that sound like any of the following..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7z15ORtarX4#t=407
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1QFP6h31-9Q#t=337
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gybxcC7QNWk#t=578
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=RIM-MHZtC4Q#t=489

Any help would be super awesome. Just think.. you could school all the Phish nerds out there who either have no idea where this sound comes from, or just aren't telling me ;)

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It depends what sort of prog you want but something folky is "Si On Avait..." by Harmounium. Other stuff is like the Canterbury Scene as already mentioned like Robert Wyatt (especially Rock Bottom) and Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink amongst others. I just forgot another one but I'll edit if I remember Stern Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote schizoidman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 14:17
Laurie Anderson's first album from 1982 "Big Science".
 
 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote schizoidman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2013 at 22:47
This is a great album to relax to: Low Symphony from the Music of David Bowie and Brian Eno by Philip Glass

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Electronic: ASHRA, New Age of Earth.
Acoustic (or semi): ITHACA, A Game for All Who Know.
I like both.
But rememeber: "It doesn't matter as long as it's a bit on the sleepy side". You said...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote schizoidman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2013 at 12:02
Originally posted by mongofa

How bout Penguin Café Orchestra


Agree. I listed two of their tracks, Scherzo and Trio and Perpetuum Mobile, above, but any of their albums would be what Prog_Traveller is looking for. Link to PA Penguin Cafe Orchestra page

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How bout Penguin Café Orchestra
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Originally posted by maani

I highly recommend After Crying's "Megalázottak és megszomorítottak."

this!

Second on later-days Talk Talk recommendations. Also while listening to Gazpacho's "Night" check another Scandinavian mellowers Airbag

Dunno about GY!BE and the likes, there are loads of more mellow stuff from post-rockers, Canadians have always been too "quiet/loud" dynamically to be mellow. Try Mark Kozelek/Jimmy LaValle 2013' collaboration, it's simply breathtaking
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Post Options Post Options   Quote schizoidman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2013 at 17:01
I think this is the album you have been looking for.

Ian Anderson's "Divinities: Twelve Dances with God". A perfect marriage of Anderson's signature Tull modus operandi & the tasteful orchestrations of Andrew Giddings. 47:03 minutes of heaven.

Link to PA review

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Artesia's Hilvern album.

Soft-choir arrangements from the French duo Agathe and gaëlle. Lovely Violin too. Highly recommend this.

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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