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    Best "New" Prog Artists That Emerged 2000 - 2020

    Along the lines of Duncan's PE memories, looking back on all the changes in the last 20 years made me think about all the bands that came along since PE's inception in late 1999.

    Who are some that came along since then that helped further the genre along??


    What are some of your favorites?

    Any that emerged but didn't light your fire?

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    Sleepytime Gorilla Museum:
    While they first performed in 1999, their first album was released in 2001. Live performances and albums were all stunning.

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    Sleepytime Gorilla Museum:
    While they first performed in 1999, their first album was released in 2001. Live performances and albums were all stunning.
    That was the first one that came to mind for me, as well. When I first saw them, I not only shit in my own pants, but in the pants of everyone else in the room.

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    Sleepytime.
    Kayo Dot.
    Time of Orchids.
    Zombi.
    Dungen.
    Make a Rising.
    Jaga Jazzist.
    Upsilon Acrux.
    Battles.
    Yugen.
    Jack O'the Clock.
    Aquaserge.
    PoiL.
    Redfearn.
    Kavus.
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    I think my favorite is Wolf People from the UK. I suppose they are more like a psych group, but close enough, especially on their album Fain, which I am since still enjoying since 2014.

    Then there are bands out of the Danish scene: Causa Sui, Papir, and Mythic Sunship. They are along the instrumental Krautrock line.

    The Decemberists made a few proggy forays (The Tain, The Crane Wife, & The Hazards of Love), which are really well-turned as far as the song writing goes. However, I don't think that prog is who they are as a band, if that makes any sense.

    There is also a Dutch spacerock outfit called Monomyth who I turn to quite a bit. I particularly this their first two records.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Maske View Post
    Sleepytime Gorilla Museum:
    While they first performed in 1999, their first album was released in 2001. Live performances and albums were all stunning.
    SGM were a path forward for the music that nobody else seemed to take. I suppose it was a matter of those particular people and what they were trying to do - they had really high-level composition and musicianship, but not obvious technical flashiness. It was almost like a cross between Gentle Giant and Art Bears, but translated over to prog-metal. As opposed to, say Animals as Leaders, where the chops are the point.

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    The first that comes to mind is The Nerve Institute, who emerged and submerged. Mike is a member here, I wonder what he's up to these days. The 2 albums he left us with are astounding, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Sleepytime.
    Kayo Dot.
    Time of Orchids.
    Zombi.
    Dungen.
    Make a Rising.
    Jaga Jazzist.
    Upsilon Acrux.
    Battles.
    Yugen.
    Jack O'the Clock.
    Aquaserge.
    PoiL.
    Redfearn.
    Kavus.
    That's a pretty good list.
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    Pikapika Teart
    Far Corner
    North Sea Radio Orchestra
    Knifeworld
    Aranis
    Bent Knee
    The Future Kings Of England
    Ian

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    Many great ones listed already. Some others that I love:

    Beardfish
    Gungfly
    Elephant9
    Electric Orange
    Jordsjø
    Knifeworld/Kavus Torabi
    Wobbler
    Broadcast (1st album in 2000; a recent discovery for me and I'm smitten)
    Tricot
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    How would you say prog evolved in the past 20 years?

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    I've been impressed with The Psychedelic Ensemble, especially his debut and The Golden King. I know he's had some health struggles lately and appears to have left his university post. I hope he's able to continue his recording career.

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    Jack O' The Clock (the best one!)
    Sleepytime Gorillla Museum
    Jaga Jazzist
    Bent Knee
    Yugen
    Cosa Brava
    Aquaserge
    PoiL
    Knifeworld
    Moulettes
    Aranis
    OSI
    Tuner
    The National
    Sufjan Stevens
    Joanna Newsom
    Shearwater
    Chrome Hoof
    Haken
    Leprous
    Diagonal
    Rabbit Rabbit Radio
    Sonar
    Angles 9
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    Hey! None of those sounds like old Genesis or Yes. What gives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Hey! None of those sounds like old Genesis or Yes. What gives?
    Well at least there is some slight King Crimson -feel here and there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Electric Orange
    Broadcast (1st album in 2000; a recent discovery for me and I'm smitten)
    I believe Electric Orange formed as early as approx. 1990, and started releasing stuff a cuppa years later. They excelled in both rep and quality during the 2000s, though.

    Broadcast probably belong here, seeing as they became known for the wonderful Noise Made By People album in 2000. But they actually formed sometime in the first half of the 90s.
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    Frost
    Kaipa (Lundin's version that (re)formed circa 2002)
    Magenta
    Magic Pie
    Moon Safari
    Panic Room
    Schooltree
    Thieves' Kitchen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    How would you say prog evolved in the past 20 years?
    I'd say an evolution away from symph & neo, though there's still loads coming out, with much more psych, metal, non-fusion jazz influenced, post, math & avant. Don't think there has been any revolutionary developments other than Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.
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    I think an important evolution is that I hear more and more Jazz that gets a lot proggier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    I think an important evolution is that I hear more and more Jazz that gets a lot proggier.
    bingo. I agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    I think an important evolution is that I hear more and more Jazz that gets a lot proggier.
    Here in Norway, Rune Kristoffersen (of the mighty Rune Grammofon label) has taken to refer to it as simply the "younger progressive jazz/rock-scene", which I think is a bit neat as most of these players cultivate some sort of relationship with 70s progressive rock, avant-garde rock and fusion in addition to "trained" modern jazz traits. In a couple of these groups, such as Ignore and Needlepoint, there are both old-timers and juveniles involved.

    Rune Grammofon recently released the excellent second album by I Like to Sleep, for instance, sporting an instrumental lineup of mallet percussion, double bass and drums. Great stuff, not unlike other relative newcomers on that label like Krokofant or even Grand General, and every bit as dedicated to the conundrum of 'rock' as these. And Ståle Storløkken's son is in the band, having grown up on his dad's ELP-, King Crimson-, Soft Machine- and Terje Rypdal-LPs. That shit helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Sleepytime.
    Kayo Dot.
    Time of Orchids.
    Zombi.
    Dungen.
    Make a Rising.
    Jaga Jazzist.
    Upsilon Acrux.
    Battles.
    Yugen.
    Jack O'the Clock.
    Aquaserge.
    PoiL.
    Redfearn.
    Kavus.
    An interesting aspect which I hadn't taken into consideration at all, is that from these fifteen bands there are eight with female members in them. And not merely "singstresses" but instrumentalists and writers. A token of progression right there!
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    In addition to some great ones referenced above, these bands have shone new light upon the Prog scene since 2000 with some outstanding releases, keeping the torch lit.

    Kotebel (formed in 1999, with all but debut released after 2000)
    Deluge Grander
    All Traps On Earth
    Birds And Buildings
    Sky Architect
    Aisles
    Bad Dreams
    Unreal City
    The Emerald Dawn
    Cryptic Vision
    Forever Twelve
    Thirteen Of Everything

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    From 2000 onwards the Italian Prog Scene exploded with hundreds of bands emerging, disappearing and coming back again.
    Not to much comercial success, and only a few of them get mentioned here at all.
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