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    Accordion in prog

    Not a common instrument i rock or prog, but

    PFM - Is my face on straight - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MytxhVJNeG8
    KTU - Absinthe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXgssoTVgJo
    Farmers Market - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGjt2btKAUE


    (This version is different from the one on (John Sund's) Acoustic Sense first album.

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    Definitely a lot more prominent in the avant and RIO sub-genres from what I know.
    Thinking Plague & Hamster Theatre tend to feature it afaik.

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    One of my favourites of them all:


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    Ghost Rhythms have a dedicated accordionist.

    Alec K. Redfern is a dedicated accordionist.
    Steve F.

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    www.cuneiformrecords.com

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    I do like a bit of squeezebox if it is done tastefully. My sig kind of says it all (but I can say it because I play it)
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    A gentleman is defined as someone who knows how to play the accordion, and doesn't.

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    There's a band I like a lot from Argentina called Pampa Trash who feature Bandoneon.

    https://pampa-trash.bandcamp.com/alb...ngo-progresivo

    They have another album in addition to this one, but it's not on Bandcamp.

    I also like Ghost Rhythms a lot.

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    Jetro Troll and Karl Blake are mush more betta and deep progsessive dan dat Refearn fellow whom nobody heard of and who only want to BE like Kroll and Slake.
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    Stian Carstensen, Alec Redfearn ("Fire Shuffle" is brilliant, btw!), Alexis Collin of Ghost Rhythms - these were the ones that also sprang to my mind.

    Also, Perrin Cloutier of Beirut:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Jetro Troll and Karl Blake are mush more betta and deep progsessive dan dat Refearn fellow whom nobody heard of and who only want to BE like Kroll and Slake.
    Hey, are svetsching us here, Scrot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by per anporth View Post
    Hey, are svetsching us here, Scrot?
    It's the whisky, y'know.

    I mean, seriously!

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    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    ^ It's typically a sub-genre of the "real" prog, which is why it intends openly to imitate Genesis and Yes. They are the best in true prog.

    There's a new Yes record coming very soon, and there's a tour by Genesis as well. Which I'd actually attend if I'd have enough moneys.

    We'll all live tomorrow too, albeit perhaps not with the "prog".

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    More metal than prog, but these guys are great. Not sure if they are still together:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    We'll all live tomorrow too, albeit perhaps not with the "prog"
    Wrong! You're gonna die evilly, Scrote.

    Bandoneon:
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    What's really great about digital ages is all the possibilities it offers. Now you can for instance even play off two YT-videos at once, which in a sense enhances and enlarges both!



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    Sorry to reference a non-Prog song, but my favorite accordion laced track of all time is "This Is The Day" by The The, in which Wix Wickens knocks it out of the park (especially the 5 minute plus extended version). The video is quite cool as well, even though it's the shorter version of this outstanding tune. The instrument as played here never sounded so good to me as it fits right into the bands sound.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X43ZyUGOPyw

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    I don't care what anyone says - I love John Evan's use of the accordion on Tull's War Child. He has some nice melody lines and it fits in with the album's lighter touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasKDye View Post
    I don't care what anyone says - I love John Evan's use of the accordion on Tull's War Child. He has some nice melody lines and it fits in with the album's lighter touch.
    How about "Skating Away .." on the live Bursting Out? Fits in very nicely
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