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Old 3rd July 2011, 05:36 PM   #61
beneeh is offline beneeh  Indonesia
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Ever heard a band called: DISCUS.
This is a band from Indonesia, their music is very complex, below is a review from progarchives:

Discus biography
Very tempting to describe this 8-piece unit as some sort of Indonesian MR. BUNGLE. Less frantic in terms of style, they don't have a singer as mad as Mike Patton but they do match the band in terms of virtuosity, eclecticism and heaving rocking. DISCUS' material is stunningly complex and varied, alternating between changing time signatures and calm, contemplative moments, sometimes in a matter of ten seconds. In addition to traditional rock instruments, they play violin, clarinet, bass clarinet, sax, flute and a variety of ethnic percussion instruments.

Both of their albums,"1st" and "...Tot Licht" (released in 1999 and 2003 respectively), are a veritable patchwork of jazz, fusion, Sundan traditional and Balinese music, contemporary classical and classical chamber, pop, pop jazz, prog rock, heavy metal and dissonant avant-garde. In short, the band tackles just about every imaginable genre that lies between PINK FLOYD and WEATHER REPORT. The vocals follow a similar pattern, featuring both male and female vocalizations that can be normal one minute and hysterical the next. This band truly defies all categories but given half chance, their material provides an intriguing, powerful, challenging and tremendously rewarding experience.

Highly recommended to the open-minded listener and to fans of extreme avant-garde.

check this link to listen to MP3 of their song titled "System Manipulation":

DISCUS System Manipulation MP3 (Stream/Download)
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Old 24th October 2011, 02:39 PM   #62
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I grew up listening to prog.

Maybe it rubbed off a bit
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Old 24th October 2011, 06:26 PM   #63
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Is this nice piece of music Progressive Rock ? or .... ?

What do you think guys ?

Poolside - "Take Me Home" - YouTube
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Old 24th October 2011, 08:50 PM   #64
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Anyone mentioned IQ yet?
Guiding Light - IQ - YouTube
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Old 30th October 2011, 02:35 PM   #65
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Or this ? : Cashier No. 9 - To make you feel better - YouTube
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Old 6th November 2011, 10:15 PM   #66
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Hi all, excellent thread I regularly use Progarchives to checkout Prog bands and usually buy the higher starred albums. I've also reviewed a few there although not for some time.
Progressive Rock Music Ultimate Discography ... with Free MP3, Videos and Reviews

A few of my own personal favourites are:

Martin Orford - The Old Road. (Sounds great on my Tripath Amp).
BigElf (these guys use ALL old equipment from the 70's and yet there stuff is well produced in modern studios of course. I'd class as heavy Prog)
Camel (very laid back stuff and just great)
Echolyn (the arrangements from these guys will knock you dead - & checkout their frontmans solo effort - Brett Kull's Last of the Curlews. Not really Prog but a cool album all the same.)
England - Garden Shed.
Tibet - Tibet.
Yezda Urfa - Sacred Baboon (off the scale US Prog from the 70's).
Triumvirat - Illusions on a double dimple.
Gryphon - Red Queen to Gryphon 3.
Julian's Treatment - A Time Before This.
Sindelfingen - Odgipig.
And last but not least...
Steve Hackett - Voyage of the Acolyte.

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Old 7th November 2011, 12:37 AM   #67
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"Camel (very laid back stuff and just great)"
Cracking band, very Prog-tastic.
That said I feel their best album isn't remotely prog.

Still very laid back.
All well recorded too.
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Old 7th November 2011, 01:28 AM   #68
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Progressive rock had many faces. It was very interesting was was going on in Germany. Electronic music back then was included in prog rock. Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk were already mentioned. Other groups/artists;
Ashra Tempel
Manuel Göttsching
Klaus Schulze
Popol Vuh: Popol Vuh - Heart of Glass - Der Ruf - YouTube
Amon Düül II: Between the Eyes - Amon Düül II - YouTube
Florian Fricke: Popol Vuh - Kyrie 1973 - YouTube

And great:
Hawkwind: Hawkwind - Silver Machine (Promo) - YouTube
I am a big fun of YES and I think that Relayer was one of the best prog rock albums ever.Also, Wishbone Ash and Atomic Rooster would follow "guitar" prog bands.
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Old 7th November 2011, 01:39 AM   #69
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This is very cool Popol Vuh:

On the other hand, it is interesting how this band became.....Gentle Giant:
simon dupree & the big sound - YouTube

Another forgotten havy prog band; Aphrodite's Child (The 666 album was great ), Curved Air;, The Nice, Refugee, Colosseum, Patrick Moraz, Main Horse

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Old 7th November 2011, 05:40 AM   #70
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Fascinating thread about fascinating music. I was fortunate to have grown up with WPLO FM when it was a format that I think got named in retrospect, "Underground FM" and there appears to be a large overlap between the radio format and prog rock. I wrote about it a year ago, along with finding diyaudio (I obviously hadn't found THIS thread then), and featuring The Left Banke song "Pretty Ballerina," apparently the B side of their big hit "Walk Away Rene:"
Ben's (not quite) First Ever Presence On The InterWeb: Give Me That Old Time Underground/Prog Rock

Yes, both songs use a Mellotron. The infamous "Free Bird" also uses a Mellotron. I'm just sayin'.

I have a minor obsession with WPLO-FM and its format at the time (ISTR 1968-1975) - it was more comparable to the college stations at the time than to the other commercial stations. There were some albums WPLO played about every track from, such as "Court of The Crimson King" and "It's A Beautiful Day." I'd really like to have their complete playlists. I remember a good bit of the music they played, but no doubt there's a lot I'm missing.
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