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    another one-album wonders




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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Above all:


    Their bass player, Marco Cerletti, made a solo album with his Chapman-Stick. One of the few solo-Stick-albums I really like (and I say that as a Stick player)...

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...iZoIgsmlEdR_XA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    What is it with Swiss prog bands and the piano? I find that so many Swiss prog bands—and I’m thinking of Blue Motion, Dragonfly, F____ D____ and Rumple Stiltzken Commune in particular here—have such excellent piano playing. Is there something in that Swiss Alpine spring water?
    although the British bands like Genesis, Yes, Van Der Graaf Generator, King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Gentle Giant have set up thе *progressive rock* genre framework quite narrow, there were still enough space for each European nation to add something to its own, isn't?


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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    Schnellertollermeier, Ikarus, nik Bartch just to name a few.
    yup

    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Hell yeah. Akku Quintet, Sonar, Sha's Feckel.
    Will have to investigate

    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    I have Circus Movin' On. I like it, but it doesn't really live up to its reputation for me.
    You evil Dothraki

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    No, I don't find Clepsydra very fascinating, Svetonio. But thanks for returning so soon.
    has his Deaubourg incarnation been banned, or is he opening a double profile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    How about Flame Dream?
    not prog... clone rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    My favorites from Switzerland are basically Island and Blue Motion... The Blue Motion disc is extremely solid, wish they'd done more

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    I really like the Blue Motion album as well

    and I'll add these:

    Vollenweider, Andreas Dancing with the Lion
    Floyd Hunchback Group
    Gruntz, George 2001 Keys Piano Conclave
    Thønk Earth Vision Impact

    I actually like a few of Vollenweider's albums. He gets unjustly maligned as "New Age" often, but his music goes beyond those trappings
    Why is it whenever someone mentions an artist that was clearly progressive (yet not the Symph weenie definition of Prog) do certain people feel compelled to snort "thats not Prog" like a whiny 5th grader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Hell yeah. Akku Quintet, Sonar, Sha's Feckel.
    Akku Quintet is a new name for me. Really digging them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prehensile Pencil View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    You Swiss cheese-head, you!
    Not once, and I'm here for ten years, have I seen cheese with holes in it !
    even the real cheeseheads (the duth kaaskop have a few holes in their gouda, and the Leerdammer beats the Emmenthal in terms of size and numbers of holes)

    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    What is it with Swiss prog bands and the piano? I find that so many Swiss prog bands—and I’m thinking of Blue Motion, Dragonfly, F____ D____ and Rumple Stiltzken Commune in particular here—have such excellent piano playing. Is there something in that Swiss Alpine spring water?

    Worth mentioning: Sicher. A very obscure example of chamber-prog that is really quite nice, albeit featuring a wholly unnecessary version of Bach’s “Toccata & Fugue in D Minor” (did they really think we needed another version of that dead horse?).
    TBH, Sicher reminds me a bit of early Flairck

    As for Gradonfly , Dreams shot down in Flames, this late symph prog of the late-70's and early-80's remind me too much of neo-prog... Like Clepsydra with those whiny vocals.

    Quote Originally Posted by michello View Post
    Strike 2, Svettie... This is about the better swiss cheese, not the worst.... And placing your fake home-base inside the 27 Cantons won't help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    No, I don't find Clepsydra very fascinating, Svetonio. But thanks for returning so soon.
    Strike 2, Svettie... This is about the better swiss cheese, not the worst.... And placing your fake home-base inside the 27 Cantons won't help.
    lol i've been reading this forum's threads for a while before my registration and i have found that you're very funny ones.

    why are you obsessed with Svetonio? i mean, don't you call every new member "Svetonio"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michello View Post
    lol i've been reading this forum's threads for a while before my registration and i have found that you're very funny ones.

    why are you obsessed with Svetonio? i mean, don't you call every new member "Svetonio"?
    Only those that are you Svet, it never takes more than a few Posts to see who you are…

    You managed to behave rather well for some time in your last incarnation before going the full Svet Routine again,
    so why are you trying to annoye everyone so hard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    Only those that are you Svet, it never takes more than a few Posts to see who you are…
    oh really?
    can you see a psychiatrist without a referral?

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    another album with a lot of piano. also if you're a fan of mellotron, this album would be a great stuff for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by michello View Post
    why are you obsessed with Svetonio? i mean, don't you call every new member "Svetonio"?
    It's a bait. This forum is very much against the notion of the superiority of Yugo-prog, which Svetonio championed.

    If you do not know Smak you should be safe here. Once other new members like Juba or Daoubourg lauded that band they got immediately banned. Watch out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michello View Post
    oh really?
    can you see a psychiatrist without a referral?
    you know, carpet-bombing of YT and bandcamp links in threads is the first visible signs of "Svettiness".

    Don't become unpleasant (by the admins anyways, but most of us), you're tolerated as long as you don't go out of bounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    "Svettiness".

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    Nautilus would be a nice thing for the fans of "dramatic" progressive rock



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay.Dee View Post
    It's a bait. This forum is very much against the notion of the superiority of Yugo-prog, which Svetonio championed.

    If you do not know Smak you should be safe here. Once other new members like Juba or Daoubourg lauded that band they got immediately banned. Watch out.
    thank you for giving me advice about that.
    after careful consideration, i have decided to not mention Smak nor Leb I Sol

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    Quote Originally Posted by michello View Post
    thank you for giving me advice about that.
    after careful consideration, i have decided to not mention Smak nor Leb I Sol
    Unless you can prove that they're Swiss or have a tight connection with Schweiss, it's better not to

    Add Nau(sea)tilus to the Dragonfly, Clepsydra and FD of near neo-prog.
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    Almost everything posted here is old stuff. So what are the current Swiss progressive rock bands? Anything interesting?

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    let me guess, XerXes are a decent find even for the most demanding researchers of the early 90's prog metal


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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    Almost everything posted here is old stuff. So what are the current Swiss progressive rock bands? Anything interesting?
    oh yes, thank you for remind me about




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    Quote Originally Posted by michello View Post
    let me guess, XerXes are a decent find even for the most demanding researchers of the early 90's prog metal

    <snob mode on/>I asked for anything interesting, so no progmetal and neo-prog </snob mode off>

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    Akku Quintet is a new name for me. Really digging them.
    Founded by Manuel Pasquinelli the drummer from Sonar.
    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Founded by Manuel Pasquinelli the drummer from Sonar.
    Sonar never really clicked with me somehow. Always felt a bit to 'sterile'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    <snob mode on/>I asked for anything interesting, so no progmetal and neo-prog </snob mode off>
    maybe then you'll love this avantgarde band




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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    Sonar never really clicked with me somehow. Always felt a bit to 'sterile'.
    Have you tried their recent live set?

    https://sonar-band.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-moods

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