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    Posted: July 13 2013 at 11:55
A quick review on the front page gave me that feeling too. Honestly if you're a Big Big Train fan, then i would work your way backward from The Difference Machine. That and Gathering Speed are both real quality stuff. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2013 at 12:06
Originally posted by Horizons

A quick review on the front page gave me that feeling too. Honestly if you're a Big Big Train fan, then i would work your way backward from The Difference Machine. That and Gathering Speed are both real quality stuff. 
I don't consider myself a 'fan', but I do like Electric part 1, ....I'll give the ones you mentioned a listen
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Originally posted by dr wu23

Originally posted by Horizons

A quick review on the front page gave me that feeling too. Honestly if you're a Big Big Train fan, then i would work your way backward from The Difference Machine. That and Gathering Speed are both real quality stuff. 
I don't consider myself a 'fan', but I do like Electric part 1, ....I'll give the ones you mentioned a listen

Underfall Yard is a masterpiece not to overlook so maybe that should be first. I'd be surprised if you dislike that. 


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Looking for mellow progressive rock albums, look no further.

Camel Moonmadness, Kaipa Solo, and Maneige Ni Vent... Ni Nouvelle



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Tangerine Dream's "Rubycon" and Far East Family Band's "Parallel World" are great albums to help you transcend.
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Mellow mannn, you want melllooww?

I'd say you look in the Post Rock direction of things. Ambient as well. You're not gonig to find two many really chill albums in Prog Rock, at least from my experience. I could give you tons of rec from other genres that'd be more appropriate - ala Electronic, Freak Folk, Jazz.

Here's a couple (prog related):

Valtari - Sigur Ros
Within And Without - Washed Out (Chillwave. I think it's progressive, at least it's appeal to a fan of experimental music)
Pause - Four Tet (IDM, Post Rock)
An Awesome Wave - Alt J (Indie/ Art Rock with a lot of diverse influences)
Laughing Stock - Talk Talk
Mark Hollis solo
13.0000 - This Town Needs Guns
American Football
Pygmalion - Slowdive
Riceboy Sleeps - Jonsi And Alex
The Campfire Headphase - Boards Of Canada
Neu! '75 - Neu!
Mala - Devendra Banhart (Freak Folk/Indie. The guy's soo chill, ya got to listen to it regardless)

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What's more chill than this?


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Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

Mellow mannn, you want melllooww?

Neu! '75 - Neu!


How could you say that, Fox ??  Side 2 is borderline psychotic.............
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2013 at 13:08
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Mellow mannn, you want melllooww?

Neu! '75 - Neu!


How could you say that, Fox ??  Side 2 is borderline psychotic.............

Ohh yeeeah. My bad. LOL Maybe the debut then?
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No, what am I saying. The debut's chalk full of crazy German weirdness. Yeeaah
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Oh yes, I totally forgot about Ghost. That whole album is just beautiful and so relaxing. Takes you a sonic journey - one of my favs.
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I think ANATHEMA's WEATHER SYSTEMS is quite mellow with in the symphonic prog/rock genre. Very easy going and full of emotion as well. :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2013 at 19:37
Franco Falsini's soundtrack for the movie Nasso Freddo (Cold Nose) is very mellow and dreamy/the film didn't happen though as far as I can remember). It's largely an electronic release, but there's a lot of beautiful guitar trickery in there as well. Great chill out album:

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BELIEVE--Yesterday is a friend.

Extremly mellow prog album that features a lot of acoustic guitar and the violin.
Soft, easy listening. Very melodic. Highly recommend this one. :)
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Synth albums are a bit obvious for this thread but I think the following would fit the bill nicely

Tangerine Dream - Canyon Dreams
Neuronium - Synapsia
Vangelis - Soil Festivities
Edgar Froese - Epsilon In Malaysian Pale
Eddie Jobson - Theme Of Secrets
Chris Franke - Pacific Coast Highway

there are tons more though

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Gazpacho - Night


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Si on avait besoin d'une cinquième saison

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Godspeed you! Black Emperor!

Hauntingly mellow and Beautiful. Can't ask for much more. ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2013 at 23:04
I just read this thread a little bit rushed, so I might have gone through some things unnoticed. From what I read, I agree with Anthony Phillips "The Geese and the Ghost", and Opeth's "Damnation". Still, I don't recall seeing the "Storm Corrosion" album listed here, and I guess you could hardly go more mellow than that... though in an obscure kind of way. And perhaps even Alcest's "Ecailles de Lune" wold do... perhaps the only metal album (and with some sort of grunting at that) I know which could be called mellow and relaxing... but this one is both things (metal and mellow) at the same time, which would seem to be to mutually excluding qualities in music (and it's not like Damnation, which is a mellow album with no metal from a metal band, nor like other bands that have metal elements and mellow elements in different parts of their songs/albums).

Some Rick Wakeman albums should do well too, like perhaps "The 7 Wonders of the World" (or the "Middle Earth" one, which is just about the same album), or "Stella Bianca a la corte di re Ferdinand", or several of his New Age or Piano albums (most of which I don't know). Or the John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess album.
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