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    Posted: October 24 2013 at 14:43
I don't have much purely instrumental prog in my collection so wanted to find out what others favourites are...my list:

1) Pictures at an Exhibition - Tomita
2) Symphonic Pictures - SFF
3) Phaedra - Tangerine Dream
4) Sketches of Satie - Steve & John Hackett
5) Symphonic Holocaust - Morte Macabre
6) UZED - Univers Zero
7) Red Queen to Gryphon Three - Gryphon
8) Marscape - s/t
9) Black Light Syndrome - Bozzio Levin Stevens
10) The Snow Goose - Camel















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Colosseum II - War Dance
Colosseum II - Electric Savage
Sphere 3 - Comeuppance
Gerard - Live in Marseile
Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure
Mike Oldfield - Incantations**
Vangelis - Direct**
The Enid - Aerie Fairie Nonsense
Rick Wakeman - Six Wives Of Henry VIII
Stephen Caudel -Wine Dark Sea

edit - just realised those top two have one song each with Gary Moore singing (bugger! , although he sings well)

off the substitutes bench:

The Enid - In The Region Of The Summer Stars
Edgar Froese - Stuntman

edit again -  I've double asterixed a couple as they do have some vocals. On Incantations Maddy Prior sings the poem Hiawatha and there is another song called  'Diana' but both are weaved into the music not separately included . Most Mike Oldifeld albums could be ruled out on this basis annoyingly but I'm struggling to find other albums. The Vangelis does have some operatic style vocal on one of the tracks and there is a speaking voice on Intergalactic Radio Station. Maybe I could substitute Antartica as I'm sure that doesn't have vocal.




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Oh yeah finally a thread where I get to list all of my fave electronic albumsLOL
Nah I promise to think of something a little more clever, but for now here's 3 from the outer regions of PA:

Klaus Schulze - Picture Music
Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri
Didier Bocquet - Voyage C้r้bral

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in no particular order-

Dedalus-Dedalus
Il Baricentro-Sconcerto
Terje Rypdal-What Comes After
Sun Treader-Zin Zin
Dzyan-Electric Silence
Giger, Lenz and Marron-Beyond
Mahavishnu Orchestra-The Inner Mounting Flame
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Passport-Cross Collateral
Passport-Infinity Machine
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^Love that Dzyan album DougClap
Love at first listen - even if it is quite the grower as well. Seems to get better with every spin, and I am probably on my 100th by now.
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^right on!
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:


Klaus Schulze - Picture Music


Forgot all about that one...it definitely makes my top 10 list Wink
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Instrumental Prog albums exclude PR and MR? For some reason the tag prog makes me think you're looking for something different.
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Probably 60-75% of the music I listen to is instrumental. Gotta get my thinker going, I'll be back...

Alright, here we go (in no particular order):

Herbie Hancock - Sextant
Tangerine Dream - Rubycon
Tortoise - Standards
Univers Zero - Heatwave
Miles Davis - Dark Magus
Henry Cow - Western Culture
Soft Machine - Six
Gong - Expresso II
Heldon - Stand By
Klaus Schulze - Picture Music


Edited by zravkapt - October 24 2013 at 18:45
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Off the top of my head

Secret Oyster - Straight to the Krankenhaus
Michael Hoenig - Departure to the Northern Wasteland
Djam Karet - Suspension and Displacement
Soft Machine - Fourth
Gong - Gazeuse!
Fred Frith - Speechless
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O.
Nascita Della Sfera - Per Una Scultura di Ceshia
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Univers Zero - Ceux Du Dehors
Ahvak - s/t
Henry Cow - Western Culture
National Health - Of Queues & Cures
Aranis - Roqueforte
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
Anglagard - Hybris
Guapo - 5 Suns
Jean Michel Jarre - Equinoxe
Miriodor - Avanti!

I could just as easily list another 40 or so but that'll do for now
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Ars Nova – Transi
Djam Karet – The Devouring
Goblin – Roller
Jan Hammer – The First Seven Days
Kenso – Yume No Oka
Ozric Tentacles – Strangeitude
Tangerine Dream – Force Majeure
Twelfth Night – Live At The Target
Vangelis – Albedo 0.39
Zombi – Cosmos/Surface To Air (tie)

(This could change in the next ten minutes, especially since I don't have Froese, Heldon, Oldfield, Synergy or Wakeman in there!)
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Return to Forever - "Romantic Warrior"

Eleventh House - "Introducing Eleventh House with Larry Coryell"

Billy Cobham - "Spectrum"
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Wow, I just realized how lacking my collection is in purely instrumental albums!

Here's the only three I own in order of how much I like them:

Anglagard - Viljans Oga (5 stars)

Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (4.5 stars)

Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives of Henry VII (3 stars)

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Mahavishnu Orchestra -  The Inner Mounting Flame
Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Giraffes? Giraffes! - More Skin With Milk-Mouth

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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:


National Health - Of Queues & Cures


There is vocals on there. I would have listed it as well if it was purely instrumental.
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Originally posted by zravkapt zravkapt wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:


National Health - Of Queues & Cures


There is vocals on there. I would have listed it as well if it was purely instrumental.

For some reason I always think of them as a instrumental band, I'll add

Forgas Band Phenomena - L'Axe Du Fou
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Mahavishnu- Inner Mounting
                   Birds of Fire
Yak
Liquid Tension Exp 1
Ozric Tentacles-Strangeitude
Return To Forever- Hymn of the 7th galaxy
Pulsar- Strands..
Soft Machine 4
Pat Metheny Group-same
Jeff Beck- Blow By Blow
 
 
 
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Even if you could consider jason becker's altitudes as shred, it is a progressive guitar album that you have to listenalso miles davis tribute to jack johnson or filles dekiimanjaro
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Originally posted by faviovilla faviovilla wrote:

Even if you could consider jason becker's altitudes as shred, it is a progressive guitar album that you have to listenalso miles davis tribute to jack johnson or filles dekiimanjaro


Are you familiar with Marty Friedman's Scenes? Very good album that was unusual considering his background with Cacophony and Megadeth...not to mention the Kitaro connection!
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