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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GKR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2015 at 13:26
Everything from Marco Antonio Araujo, especially his two first albums - which I left a good reminder of his great musicianship above. And of course Bjorn J:son Lindh.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2015 at 14:11
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Forgas Band Phenomena - L'Axe Du Fou
Top, top choice!
 
If I'm going to do a proper reply on this thread it'll take ages to work out the list. I seem to buy more instrumental-only albums than any other kind. Partly due to my hatred of bad lyrics - curse of the prog genre!  Which is also a reason why I like bands who sing in languages I don't speak (and why I have to pretend to myself that I don't speak English when I listen to Yes Wink).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2015 at 14:22
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Forgas Band Phenomena - L'Axe Du Fou
Top, top choice!
 
If I'm going to do a proper reply on this thread it'll take ages to work out the list. I seem to buy more instrumental-only albums than any other kind. Partly due to my hatred of bad lyrics - curse of the prog genre!  Which is also a reason why I like bands who sing in languages I don't speak (and why I have to pretend to myself that I don't speak English when I listen to Yes Wink).


One of my top albums of the 21st century for sure, though its follow-up, Acte 5, is none too shabby either.
As a lover of instrumental music, I would also need a long time to come up with a list, though Ian's original post (over 2 years old nowWink) already listed some of my favourites. On the other hand, some of my top albums of the past few years - for some odd coincidence - feature one vocal track:

Herd of Instinct - s/t
D.F.A. - 4th
Accordo dei Contrari - Kublai
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Though not all is prog, Jeff Beck's There and Back.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 25 2015 at 16:01
This is really tough.  But based on only having one album from any artist, sticking to what is strictly prog within the meaning of this site, and in alphabetical order:
 

Bondage Fruit, VI

Guapo, Five Suns

Herbie Hancock, The Crossing

Jade Warrior, Kites

Last Exit, Iron Path

Pekka Pohjola, B. the Magpie

Jean-Paul Prat, Masal

Tipographica, God Says I Can't Dance

Univers Zero, Ceux du Dehors

Yochk'o Seffer, Ghilgoul

 

Bubbling under, and sticking to the same principles, I think that 11-20 look like this:

 

AKA Moon, Rebirth

Cyclobe, Wounded Galaxies

Flying Luttenbachers, Cataclysm

Maneige, Maneige

October Equus, Permafrost

Pivixki, Gravissima

Tape, Luminarium

Present, Triskaidekaphobie

Vespero, Subkraut

Yeti, Volume Obliteration Transcendence

 

Some of these do contain the human voice, but wordlessly, so I count the choral elements as instruments.

EDIT: Took out Western Culture, I'd forgotten the vocals on Viva Pa Ubu Embarrassed



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10+10 favorites:

Univers Zero - 1313
Herbie Hancock - Crossings
Miles Davis - Big Fun
Klaus Schulze - Mirage
Dedalus-Dedalus
Sensations Fix - Portable Madness
Terje Rypdal-Whenever I Seem to be Far Away
Guapo - Five Suns
Zanov - Green Ray
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
Weather Report - Weather Report
Rahmann - St
Cluster - Zuckerzeit
Flamen Dialis - Symptome Dei
Lard Free - I'm Around Midnight
Ragnarok - St
Continuum - St
Agitation Free - Malesch
Popol Vuh - Brüder Des Schattens / Nosferatu
Embryo - We Keep On
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Interstellar Overdrive & A Saucerful of Secrets (Live at Pompeii version) - Pink Floyd
YYZ & La Villa Strangiato - Rush
Cinema - Yes
Hocus Pocus - Focus
One of These Days - Pink Floyd (don't it counts cause of that spooky line in the middle)
Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Parts One and Two & Fracture - King Crimson

afraid that's all i got...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2015 at 12:20
Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

On the other hand, some of my top albums of the past few years - for some odd coincidence - feature one vocal track:

Herd of Instinct - s/t
D.F.A. - 4th
Accordo dei Contrari - Kublai
 
Those guys are really good! (So are the other two.)
 
Originally posted by Bitterblogger Bitterblogger wrote:

Though not all is prog, Jeff Beck's There and Back.
 
Blow by Blow and Blue Wind, too.
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