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Topic: Your favorite "Floydian" track
Posted By: jude111
Subject: Your favorite "Floydian" track
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 14:00
Here are a bunch of monster tracks that (intentionally or not) seem mightly indebted to Pink Floyd. (The exceptions would be Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross," which had a huge influence on Gilmour's spacey, bluesy solo style, and Dylan's original version of "Masters of War.")  I could only list 25, or else I might have added yet more tracks.
 
On a second note, which track(s) do you think should be on this list? :-) Cheers!



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Posted By: ballpower
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 14:04
I was going to suggest anything by Eloy, some Gong tracks... Who was that band some years back tagged as "the new floyd"?


Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 14:17
My favorite out of this list is "Nimrodel", but Poseidon's Creation comes close. 

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 14:23
Starless

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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 14:30
Voted for Nimrodel, but I didn't see Starless there at first, otherwise I would have voted for that.

Honorable mention for the AParsonProject's "Time", such a pretty song it is.


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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 15:13
I love that Tangerine Dream track on the list. I suppose the lushness of it is a bit like Floyd in some respects.Soaring guitar was a bit unusual at that time for TD.The drummer is much better than dear ole Nick though!


Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 15:53
Starless is one of my favourite tracks of all time, of course, but I'm giving my vote to my beloved Sigur Ros - spread the love for this band! Bowdown

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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 15:56
Eloy wins this for me. But I have found another track which fints perfectly on this list: a Meddle-era Pink Floyd atmosphere with vocals which are somehow strongly reminiscent of David Gilmour:
 
 
The Queensrÿche and PT tracks are also rather floydish. Silent Lucidity has a strong Roger Waters-feel.


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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 16:05
Ocean Cloud, very Floydian. Starless is in no way Floydian IMO.

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Posted By: dave-the-rave
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 16:07
"Silent Lucidity" seems like an intentional ripoff of "Comfortably Numb."


Posted By: jude111
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 16:21
Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Ocean Cloud, very Floydian. Starless is in no way Floydian IMO.
you don't think so? The first time I heard it, it reminded me very strongly of Floyd (and so *unlike* anything else in the KC discography, at least until the long solo section comes in). The beat of it particular - that kind of slow, de de DAH shuffle in 4/4 found on classic Floyd tracks like "Atom Heart Mother" (at the 10:23 mark, when Gilmour's solo comes in). Brilliant tune, anyway :-)
 
Atom Heart Mother: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T3KhcGXfbc" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T3KhcGXfbc


Posted By: jude111
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 16:25
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

But I have found another track which fints perfectly on this list: a Meddle-era Pink Floyd atmosphere with vocals which are somehow strongly reminiscent of David Gilmour:
Wow, I would never have guessed that was Anekdoten. So different from everything else I've heard by them, which is usually very King Crimson-esque. There we go, another band making that King Crimson-Pink Floyd link LOL Clap


Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 17:21
Let's kill this "Mostly Autumn are like Pink Floyd" thing. Sure, they adore Floyd and were influenced to play music by them but, unless Floyd released a load of tracks I've never heard with female vocals, flute, violin, Uillean pipes, tinged by Celtic folk, I don't find their music very similar. Oh, sorry, Brian Josh plays a bit like Dave Gilmour and their record company promoted them (unwisely) as "The New Pink Floyd". And Rick Wright and Dave Gilmour liked them (a lot) and they released an album of Pink Floyd covers. That means MA are Floyd clones. Does it ****.  But I love both bands.
 
As for Nimrodel, this is not remotely like Floyd either.
 
But my favourite IS a Mostly Autumn track which does sound a bit Floydian in mood (though not execution) and that's The Night Sky from their debut. Sensational.
 


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Posted By: Argonaught
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 17:51


Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

Starless


Indeed. I never thought of it as Floydian, more like Royal Crimsonian, but in the given list Starless would be my favorite song



Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 18:08
Oh, the beautiful Novalis `Sommerebend' track, what a lovely floating classic! It better get some more votes!

But the competition is strong, lots of great tracks here!


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 18:25

The track 'Pollen' by Pulsar.......or, 'Window' ......(by Pulsar).......



Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 18:35
Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks Fox On The Rocks wrote:

Starless is one of my favourite tracks of all time, of course, but I'm giving my vote to my beloved Sigur Ros - spread the love for this band! Bowdown
Starless is also one of my all time favorites but I'm spreading the love to Roy Harper, gorgeous track.


Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 18:43
Starless is one of my all time faves, but it in no way sounds even remotely Floydian.

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Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 19:37
Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Oh, the beautiful Novalis `Sommerebend' track, what a lovely floating classic! It better get some more votes!
I voted for "Sommerabend" too. Though I don't think it's Floydian.


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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 19:41
Originally posted by NotAProghead NotAProghead wrote:


Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Oh, the beautiful Novalis `Sommerebend' track, what a lovely floating classic! It better get some more votes!

I voted for "Sommerabend" too. Though I don't think it's Floydian.

Yeah, you might be right! There's little moments where I briefly think of Floyd, maybe in the sort of hazy drowsy vocals, but not a lot else.


Posted By: hellogoodbye
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 19:48
Xanadu, from PANGEA's INVASORI (1976)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPkaZv6A53U" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPkaZv6A53U
 


Posted By: kenethlevine
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 19:51
went with TD's "Cloudburst Flight".   Eloy close behind. 


Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 23:22
I don't know if I would call it Floydian or not, but Blade Runner Blues is an exquisitely moody piece, head and shoulders above the rest of these, and there are some great tracks here!  After that, I would go with Eloy, Camel, and King Crimson, in that order.

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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: November 30 2012 at 23:36
This:



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Posted By: yanch
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 05:36
Went with PT. A lot of their earlier stuff owes much to Floyd. You could have included a bunch of RPWL tracks, especially from Trying to Kiss the Sun and World Through My Eyes. They too owe much to Floyd.


Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 07:47
Voted Nimrodel because Starless is pure King Crimson, not Floydian. 
Mostly Autumn have a lot of more Floydian (and better) songs. 
I have never thought of Blade Runner Blues as Floydian, but effectively it can be.

However this poll would be a fantastic playlist.


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Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 09:19
Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Starless is one of my all time faves, but it in no way sounds even remotely Floydian.


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Posted By: jude111
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 13:25
Originally posted by mister nobody mister nobody wrote:

Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Starless is one of my all time faves, but it in no way sounds even remotely Floydian.
Here you go, have a listen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMpGdG27K9o" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMpGdG27K9o
 


Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 14:23
Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:

Originally posted by mister nobody mister nobody wrote:

Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Starless is one of my all time faves, but it in no way sounds even remotely Floydian.
Here you go, have a listen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMpGdG27K9o" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMpGdG27K9o
 
I still disagree but I have really enjoyed the video, as every time I watch to it. Thanks.


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Posted By: tszirmay
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 16:23
Gandalf's Fist- "The Council of Anderson" and Airbag's "Never Coming Home" are PF tracks literally! 
On this list there are many but Anathema's "Emotional Winter" rules. Though Mostly Autumn's "The Night Sky" is perhaps the best of them all! 


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Posted By: QuestionableScum
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 18:19
King Crimson's "Starless" gets my vote. It is one of my favourite songs period.


Posted By: jude111
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 21:54
Originally posted by tszirmay tszirmay wrote:

Gandalf's Fist- "The Council of Anderson" and Airbag's "Never Coming Home" are PF tracks literally! 
On this list there are many but Anathema's "Emotional Winter" rules. Though Mostly Autumn's "The Night Sky" is perhaps the best of them all! 
I never heard "The Night Sky." I've always loved "Half the Mountain." I'm listening to "The Night Sky" on Youtube now!! Thanks for the recommendation :-)


Posted By: jude111
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 22:45
Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

Voted Nimrodel because Starless is pure King Crimson, not Floydian. 
Mostly Autumn have a lot of more Floydian (and better) songs. 
I have never thought of Blade Runner Blues as Floydian, but effectively it can be.

However this poll would be a fantastic playlist.
Thanks!! :-) You know, I made this poll, but I still can't decide which song to vote for!  lol :-)


Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 23:33
Originally posted by mister nobody mister nobody wrote:

Originally posted by Wanorak Wanorak wrote:

Starless is one of my all time faves, but it in no way sounds even remotely Floydian.


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Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: December 02 2012 at 03:00
Starless, although I've never thought about it's "Floydian" track.
So, no Nektar songs? That's unthinkable!Shocked
Another amazing "Floydian" track not being on this list:


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: December 02 2012 at 03:30
I'm going to just crack without listening to all of them and vote for Vangelis' "Blade Runner Blues". What is it that you people say here? "It has a very special place for me" or something like that?

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Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: December 02 2012 at 04:14
Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:

Originally posted by tszirmay tszirmay wrote:

Gandalf's Fist- "The Council of Anderson" and Airbag's "Never Coming Home" are PF tracks literally! 
On this list there are many but Anathema's "Emotional Winter" rules. Though Mostly Autumn's "The Night Sky" is perhaps the best of them all! 
I never heard "The Night Sky." I've always loved "Half the Mountain." I'm listening to "The Night Sky" on Youtube now!! Thanks for the recommendation :-)
 
Try this youtube clip if you haven't found it:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFTmQSI8qb4" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFTmQSI8qb4
 
If ever there a better combination of images and music, I've yet to hear/see it. The version of The Night Sky is slightly different to that on For all we Shared - it's off one of the compilations and is remixed and improved (hard to believe) and the guy who does the visuals is brilliant. Put it on before you go to bed and you'll be perfectly relaxed.


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Posted By: jude111
Date Posted: December 02 2012 at 08:47
Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

Starless, although I've never thought about it's "Floydian" track.
So, no Nektar songs? That's unthinkable!Shocked
Another amazing "Floydian" track not being on this list:
I ran out of room; I wanted to include Omega, Nektar and Pulsar... CryBig smile


Posted By: tdfloyd
Date Posted: December 02 2012 at 14:48
TD Cloudburst Flight!



Posted By: The Jester
Date Posted: December 04 2012 at 06:01
I can't vote and I'm sorry.
Too many great songs here for just 1 vote.
BUT, If I had 5 votes....

Camel: Nimrodel
Eloy: Poseidon's Creation
Novalis: Sommerabend
Arena: The Hanging Tree
Mostly Autumn: Half the Mountain


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Posted By: akaBona
Date Posted: December 04 2012 at 17:15
Starless followed by When An Old Cricketer ....


Posted By: The-time-is-now
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 05:10
Camel with Nimrodel.

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Posted By: antonyus
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 07:39
Camel - Nimrodel for me !


Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 09:32
Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Let's kill this "Mostly Autumn are like Pink Floyd" thing. Sure, they adore Floyd and were influenced to play music by them but, unless Floyd released a load of tracks I've never heard with female vocals, flute, violin, Uillean pipes, tinged by Celtic folk, I don't find their music very similar. Oh, sorry, Brian Josh plays a bit like Dave Gilmour and their record company promoted them (unwisely) as "The New Pink Floyd". And Rick Wright and Dave Gilmour liked them (a lot) and they released an album of Pink Floyd covers. That means MA are Floyd clones. Does it ****.  But I love both bands.
 
As for Nimrodel, this is not remotely like Floyd either.
 
But my favourite IS a Mostly Autumn track which does sound a bit Floydian in mood (though not execution) and that's The Night Sky from their debut. Sensational.
 

What a brilliant post. Agree with every word.

My vote goes to....oh, I don't know. For a start, I wouldn't regard Starless as being remotely Floydian, nor Ocean Cloud for that matter.


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Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 09:33
Decided to go for APP.

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