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Title: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: Super Dude on August 09, 2019, 06:55:33 PM
Just what it says on the tin. Anybody got some good recs? And please do not recommend prog metal, I'm over it. And hey, maybe some of you will get turned onto something you never heard of from someone else. Happy recommending!
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: KevShmev on August 09, 2019, 06:56:08 PM
Southern Empire.

Get both of their studio albums right away. Really great stuff.
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: kingshmegland on August 09, 2019, 06:59:06 PM
I will second that. I can't stop playing the 2 cds.
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 09, 2019, 07:07:16 PM
Marillion - Marbles

Greatest album ever made.

/thread




 :)
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: lonestar on August 09, 2019, 07:17:58 PM
\thread

IQ- Seventh House

Better than Marbles
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 09, 2019, 08:13:20 PM
\thread

IQ- Seventh House

Better than Marbles
It's a great album, for sure, but better than Marbles? Nah, but as Chad would say, TASTES!
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: gazinwales on August 09, 2019, 11:45:04 PM
Arena - Songs From the Lions Cage
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: RoeDent on August 10, 2019, 03:12:08 AM
Southern Empire.

Get both of their studio albums right away. Really great stuff.

I will third that. Civilisation was by some distance my favourite album of 2018.

I am absolutely keeping my eye on this thread. I own every album that's been recommended so far.

A couple I'd like to throw into the hat, if I may:

Frost* - Milliontown
Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly - Friendship
IQ - Frequency
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: Evermind on August 10, 2019, 03:16:09 AM
Seconding the IQ recommendations, although my favourite is probably still The Road of Bones.

Karmakanic - Who's The Boss in the Factory?
Phideaux - Number Seven; Doomsday Afternoon, Snowtorch
Sieges Even - The Art of Navigating by the Stars
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: RoeDent on August 10, 2019, 03:54:33 AM
Sieges Even - The Art of Navigating by the Stars

Umm...

And please do not recommend prog metal, I'm over it.

Quote from: Sieges Even Wikipedia
Sieges Even was a progressive metal band from Munich, Germany.
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: Evermind on August 10, 2019, 05:23:16 AM
There's no way this particular album is progressive metal. The Road of Bones and Frequency is more progressive metal than The Art of Navigating by the Stars.

But hey, Wikipedia actually indeed says it's prog metal, so I guess you can scratch that, huh. I definitely think it's progressive rock.
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: Super Dude on August 10, 2019, 05:54:44 AM
Southern Empire.

Get both of their studio albums right away. Really great stuff.

I will third that. Civilisation was by some distance my favourite album of 2018.

I am absolutely keeping my eye on this thread. I own every album that's been recommended so far.

A couple I'd like to throw into the hat, if I may:

Frost* - Milliontown
Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly - Friendship
IQ - Frequency

Yo, I appreciate the thought but I was one of the early adopters here at the forum. Thanks for the other recs though! :tup
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: mike099 on August 10, 2019, 06:08:08 AM
Seconding the IQ recommendations, although my favourite is probably still The Road of Bones.

Karmakanic - Who's The Boss in the Factory?
Phideaux - Number Seven; Doomsday Afternoon, Snowtorch
Sieges Even - The Art of Navigating by the Stars

Second the Karmakanic album.  Was kind of surprised the longest song on the cd was the first song
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: lonestar on August 10, 2019, 06:30:25 AM
Another one that may interest you, though they are a bit happy go lucky feel good, is Kaipa. They got Per Nilsson destroying it on guitar and some killer male/female duet singing. Give Vittjar a spin, especially Silent Ballroom Band.
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: Super Dude on August 10, 2019, 06:31:43 AM
Another one that may interest you, though they are a bit happy go lucky feel good, is Kaipa. They got Per Nilsson destroying it on guitar and some killer male/female duet singing. Give Vittjar a spin, especially Silent Ballroom Band.

It's cool man, I listen to The Flower Kings, I think I can take "happy." :lol :tup
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: SwedishGoose on August 10, 2019, 06:34:26 AM
For Karmakanic..... add Dot as well

Kaipas definiteley and IQ of course

I'd like to add Moon Safari to the list of bands and also Lifesigns

Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: SwedishGoose on August 10, 2019, 06:35:34 AM
Don't forget A.C.T
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: kingshmegland on August 10, 2019, 06:38:53 AM
A.C.T. and Moon Safari are great picks!!
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: Super Dude on August 10, 2019, 04:06:32 PM
Wow, great responses here. I'm going to have to dig through these. Please feel free to flood me with more recommendations, but I appreciate your help! :tup
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: lonestar on August 10, 2019, 04:40:55 PM
Another one that may interest you, though they are a bit happy go lucky feel good, is Kaipa. They got Per Nilsson destroying it on guitar and some killer male/female duet singing. Give Vittjar a spin, especially Silent Ballroom Band.

It's cool man, I listen to The Flower Kings, I think I can take "happy." :lol :tup

Then I think you'll dig them, here...

https://youtu.be/hxaIuNArpXg (https://youtu.be/hxaIuNArpXg)
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: SoundscapeMN on August 10, 2019, 06:41:43 PM
Barock Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wj1ghguu8c
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: kingshmegland on August 10, 2019, 06:59:26 PM
A fantastic song to start off with listening to the Barock Project.
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: jingle.boy on August 10, 2019, 08:19:49 PM
I will second that. I can't stop playing the 2 cds.

I'll 3rd it.  Same with King's recc for Moon Safari

RJ will back me here ... Mystery / The World is a Game.  Also, their 2018 release - Lies and Butterflies - was my Album of the Year.
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on August 10, 2019, 08:31:56 PM
I haven't seen anyone mention Big Big Train yet, so I'll mention Big Big Train.

Here's a few tracks to see if you're interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4JeLGchO7s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr9ay4fb7cU

Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: Elite on August 10, 2019, 09:02:16 PM
Youíve probably heard Spockís Beard, Neal Morse & The Neal Morse Band, but if you havenít; enjoy!
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: kingshmegland on August 10, 2019, 09:10:23 PM
I will second that. I can't stop playing the 2 cds.

I'll 3rd it.  Same with King's recc for Moon Safari

RJ will back me here ... Mystery / The World is a Game.  Also, their 2018 release - Lies and Butterflies - was my Album of the Year.

Lies and Butterflies is a weekly spin.
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: lonestar on August 10, 2019, 10:10:16 PM
I will second that. I can't stop playing the 2 cds.

I'll 3rd it.  Same with King's recc for Moon Safari

RJ will back me here ... Mystery / The World is a Game.  Also, their 2018 release - Lies and Butterflies - was my Album of the Year.

You seem pretty confident about my support.....jk both are solid albums for sure...
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: RoeDent on August 11, 2019, 02:16:09 PM
Lies and Butterflies is a weekly spin.

I need to give that another go or two. I love Something to Believe In, and I like the opening track, but I haven't let the rest properly sink in yet.

Another album I bought around the same time is Random Acts of Liberation by Dilemma. A Dutch band who released an album way back in 1995, then seemed to disappear before emerging in 2018 with ex-Frost* singer Dec Burke and RAoL. The Inner Darkness is a magnificent mini-epic (12 minutes).
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: ariich on August 11, 2019, 03:07:00 PM
Very strong seconding for these suggestions that others have made:
 - Kaipa
 - Karmakanic
 - Moon Safari

I would also add:
 - Big Big Train
 - Dream the Electric Sleep
 - The Tea Club
 - Von Hertzen Brothers

Also, long time no see, great to see you here!
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: MoraWintersoul on August 12, 2019, 05:15:27 AM
There's no way this particular album is progressive metal. The Road of Bones and Frequency is more progressive metal than The Art of Navigating by the Stars.

But hey, Wikipedia actually indeed says it's prog metal, so I guess you can scratch that, huh. I definitely think it's progressive rock.
There's probably one "metal" song on that album, and that's only if you agree later PTree is also metal. The prog metal tag is from their earlier work, so Super Dude should disregard it!

While we're at it, Subsignal is also a modern, "bright"-sounding prog rock band with a few metal riffs on each album but nothing too serious. I wouldn't say it's fully neo-prog but they spend some time in similar avenues.
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: wolfking on August 12, 2019, 05:30:58 AM
Pendragon - Pure
Pendragon - Passion
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: Evermind on August 12, 2019, 08:06:33 AM
There's no way this particular album is progressive metal. The Road of Bones and Frequency is more progressive metal than The Art of Navigating by the Stars.

But hey, Wikipedia actually indeed says it's prog metal, so I guess you can scratch that, huh. I definitely think it's progressive rock.
There's probably one "metal" song on that album, and that's only if you agree later PTree is also metal. The prog metal tag is from their earlier work, so Super Dude should disregard it!

While we're at it, Subsignal is also a modern, "bright"-sounding prog rock band with a few metal riffs on each album but nothing too serious. I wouldn't say it's fully neo-prog but they spend some time in similar avenues.

I was waiting for some of the forum's Sieges Even enthusiasts to defend my point, so thank you for that.
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: The Walrus on August 12, 2019, 08:10:10 AM
That Sieges Even album rules and I'd listen to it more except Spotify removed the f'ing album  :censored
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: Super Dude on August 12, 2019, 12:19:23 PM
Very strong seconding for these suggestions that others have made:
 - Kaipa
 - Karmakanic
 - Moon Safari

I would also add:
 - Big Big Train
 - Dream the Electric Sleep
 - The Tea Club
 - Von Hertzen Brothers

Also, long time no see, great to see you here!

Thank you, likewise! I don't know if I'll ever go back to being a regular here, but it's nice to be able to pop in occasionally.

And I'll check those out! :tup
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: SoundscapeMN on August 12, 2019, 04:56:38 PM
Dream the Electric Sleep  :tup

Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: ProfessorPeart on August 12, 2019, 09:59:27 PM

Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly - Friendship


My album of the year for 2018. Actually listening to it right now.

Rikard was also the mastermind behind the (sadly) now defunct Beardfish. I would highly suggest them, if you are not already aware.
Title: Re: I need some new prog/neo-prog to dig into
Post by: RoeDent on August 13, 2019, 01:05:05 AM
Pendragon - Pure
Pendragon - Passion

While I second these recommendations, these come from a phase in Pendragon's history where the guitars are quite dominant, giving it an almost prog-metal feel. If you want the traditional keyboard-dominated sound, I'd also recommend earlier Pendragon albums, especially Window of Life, Masquerade Overture and Not Of This World, an emotionally powerful album which for me is the absolute peak of their real neo-prog sound. After Not Of This World, they took a considerable left turn in their sound.