lets talk prog. I'm looking to get into it, big fan of king cirmson, soft machine, pink floyd (but not the wall) but can't stomach the likes rush/jethro tull/genesis. recommendations?
What did you guys think of Hand Cannot Erase by Steven Wilson?
I felt it got stronger toward the end, the first few tracks didn't really grab me all that much but they were nice
Toward the end I did start to feel it but then it was all over and left me wanting more. I liked it, but I agree it's not his strongest record. My favorite is probably still Insurgentes
Still, I'm pretty hype about going to see him live in May. He always puts on a great show
Van Der Graaf Generator are sorta like a mix between Genesis and KC, but very unique in their own right. Give Godbluff and Pawn hearts a try.
Also try this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cTp5xwAl58
Family and Music In A Doll's House specifically is great mesh of prog and psychedelic with oen of the GOAT vocalists of all time but I almost never hear them talked about.
Then try Gentle Giant. Octopus is the most accessible album.
Tull is GOAT get gud.
Admittedly though, at their worst they are pretty bad. Still, their first 5 albums are all great and worth having in your library.
>the first few tracks didn't really grab me all that much but they were nice
eh, other than perfect life (absolute turd of a song, complete filler), I think the first half is a lot stronger. I haven't heard a ton of his stuff, but it seems like writing pop songs is his strong suit, not all the drawn out instrumental prog stuff. The title track is corny as hell, but it's a great fucking pop song. Real strong melody. Then you get to a song like Ancestral which is just a total snoozer start to finish.
>Van Der Graaf Generator are sorta like a mix between Genesis and KC
yeah except they actually have good songs
Different strokes for different folks I guess, because I loved Ancestral
I think his best prog stuff is in Insurgentes and Grace for Drowning. In "Raven" and this one he tried some less proggy stuff
Check out Porcupine Tree and Blackfield if you're at the very least intrigued. His other stuff is really good, in my opinion. This new album was just alright
lol the Hare's a fun little intermission. I can see how it kind of kills the momentum but the rest of the album more than makes up for it I think.
>SHOW ME A GOOD MAN AND I'LL SHOW YOU THE DOOR
>THE LAST HYMN IS SUNG AND THE DEVIL CRIES MORE
>busts into soprano sax solo
Blackfield's his "pop" project, right? Maybe I'll check that out. I've heard one or two Porcupine Tree albums (years ago) and remember it being a little boring and spacey for me.
Yes correct, Blackfield is his pop project.
Which PT albums did you check out? Because their style varied and evolved quite a lot along the years. Maybe you listened to their earlier stuff, which is definitely quite spacey and stuck in vibes similar to Pink Floyd's Echoes. After the years passed they gained more experience and started being bolder imo, with records like In Absentia, Fear of a Blank Planet, and Deadwing. The Incident as well, for the grand finish into a more aggressive side of prog
I hope they come back soon
>Which PT albums did you check out?
I honestly don't remember. It was a long time ago. I think Blank Planet might have been one though since it had just come out. I'll try the Incident since I "aggressive" sounds pretty good to me
Solid choice, The Incident is an all around great record
Agreed, Passion Play is great. I cut off the intro and the intermission from my version and it makes it a fantastic album from start to finish.
Opie, stop plebbing around and into Jethro Tull.
No it isn't.
>Passion sucked out
come on son. Educate yourself with this GOAT live performance right here, i watch this every day
First Utterance is great and dark
If you have yet to listen to Yes' 'Close to the Edge', you need to. It's a fabulous album and I imagine the title track will blow you away. Jon Anderson's vocals are incredible, he has a lot of power, charisma and range with them. All the musicianship on the album is fantastic.
After that I'd recommend moving onto Fragile. I would normally recommended vise versa but because you already seem to really enjoy King Crimson then you should be able to stomach Close to the Edge no problem.
The Mars Volta are great.
Either Hatfield and the North album. Holy shit, those are some good albums.
And to >>54217700
That's their best really. The most poppy band of the Canterbury scene. I admit most of their songs are mediocre, but Nine Feet Underground is great. If you like the vocals on that album but wish for more complex jazzy arrangements, again, Hatfield and the North is GOAT. Richards Sinclair's bass playing and vocals are miles ahead compared to his previous work with Caravan.
Check out Supersister, they're not actually from Canterbury but heavily influenced by the sound and a good band in their own right.
I just remembered I uploaded these in a share thread months ago. Links are still up if anyone is interested
Koenjihyakkei - Angherr Shisspa
Koenjihyakkei - Hundred Sights of Koenji
Dün - Eros
Supersister - To The Highest Bidder
>not just saying it's Camel
I prefer their early work. The first two albums, basically. They're both great but I slightly prefer Mirage. Those albums are perfect proof that good prog can be quite catchy and accessible.
If I could do it all over again > in the land of grey and pink.
I think the former is much more comparable to Soft Machine or other canterbury acts, it's just fairly tame, especially the rhythm section.
Also would recommend this if you enjoyed the title track on CTTE
Also, I REALLY recommend you listen to the Octopus medley on their live album Playing the Fool, that acoustic section is imo WAY better than the video one, gives me chill everytime
I was the person who was on a prog general like a month ago complaining about how overrated Octopus was.
and now I've got to apologise because I've now just realised how much of an idiot I am, I finally see how fucking great this album is.
Listening to this right now.
It's pretty good.
Anyone else like it?
Fair enough. I'm exagerating anyway because I'm a faggot who is incapable of nuanced and constructive dialogue, but it does kind of bother me on some live recordings, mainly during the rock sections. The "master inner voiceeeeeeeeees" squeels on Experience aren't what I'd call good singing. It's fine though, I still love GG.
Rule number one:
Pink Floyd is shit
Rule number two:
If you can't stand genesis you can't stand prog
Now fuck off
I decided to revisit Hot Rats, haven't heard it in a long time, and holy shit, the drumming on that album is top notch.
I usually don't get pulled in by drums, but fucking eh, I'm loving this more than I ever did before.
No, I'd say that's a blend of folk and country with some psychedelic elements. Check out his 2002 album Sea Change if you haven't already, and maybe the Nick Drake albums Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter.
GOAT prog coming through
Also: Bubu - Anabelas is amazing
In case anyone got put off by Fantano's negative review, don't listen to that guy. This is actually a really nice album.
D-Does /mu/ like Kansas?
Driving on a western Kansas backroad with this album playing while smoking a cigarette with the window down is great.
I dont know what exactly im looking for but, anyone know any prog with really spordiac sort of free jazz esque drumming?
Also two albums in general that I really like are
Camel - Mirage
Dun - Erons
and I don't know shit about prog other than the obvious (KC, yes) so some recs similar to those are appreciated.
Also do you guys like modern prog/alt rock stuff? Oceansize is a great band, any recs similar to that?
Those are good albums, but Tales is fucking magical and beautiful. Fragile is very inconsistent, though the three long tracks are all top 10 yes songs. The Yes Album just isnt as good, but still great. Also:
>Going for the One
something sure is plebby here, but I dont think its me