Thread: Recommend The Best Current Italian Prog

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    Thanks very much for all the suggestions. That's a good amount to discover and process.

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    Brandnew and totally brilliant:

    Tugs


    Unreal City (from Zuffantis new lable like Oxhuitza)


    Il Giardino Onirico

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    Furyu - Progressive metal


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    Ornithos (offshot from Il Bacio della medusa), Rome Pro(g)ject, Il castello di atlante, Gan Eden

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    Maybe Deus Ex Machina will Reform you can at least still hope.
    Not me. I was glad to see them go. One of thew worst vocalists ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill g View Post
    A lot of good stuff has been recommended. One that hasn't that is pretty fantastic is:

    Ske (Yugen keyboardist with one solo album, '1000 Autunni' with members of Yugen on the album)
    I was just gonna post

    SKE!
    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 ashratom View Post
    Guys - definitely don't miss Moogg. Fantastic Italian progressive meets Canterbury. The fuzz guitar solo at about 3:20 raises the hair on your arm!

    (For the first 10 seconds you might think this is an ELP album...)

    definitely cool stuff! gotta investigate further
    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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    No one has mentioned Egonon so far:


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    Another one that was not mentioned and is quite brilliant is I Treni All'Alba (prog led by dual acoustic guitars, what else can you ask for?):






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    Le Porte Non Aperte - "Golem":






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    Akt was mentioned, but no video clip posted. Worth investigating:


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    And finally, for people inclined towards more adventurous stuff, Electric Leak with one brilliant album:







    More songs streamed on their MySpace page!
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    One more: Barock Project (not to be confused with Baroque and Barrock, both from Italy, but already - Baroque - mentioned on the first page):


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    RE: Barock Project. Check out their last album, Coffee in Neukölln. It’s pop-prog of surprisingly high quality:



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    There are tons of further really brilliant bands:

    Periferia del mondo
    L'Estate di San Martino
    INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE
    IL CERCHIO D'ORO
    Goad
    StereoKimono
    Garden Wall
    Minstrel
    Labirinto Di Specchi
    Conqueror
    The Watch
    Euthymia
    NichelOdeon
    La Maschere di Clara
    Breznev Fun Club
    Altare Tothemico
    are only those which come to mind at this moment, there are many many more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribo View Post
    One that hasn't been mentioned yet but needs to be (imho):
    La Coscienza di Zeno
    Seconded, and their album is a 'name-your-price' at their Bandcamp: http://lacoscienzadizeno.bandcamp.com/.

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    I agree that La Torre dell' Alchimista is probably the finest "retro-symph" act I heard from (fairly) recent Italy, and especially their wonderful second album, Neo from 2007.

    Everything Yugen does is great, IMHO - if impossibly dense and demanding.
    SKE's 1000 Autunni is arguably my single fave recent Italian disc, with Chance:Risiko's album following right behind and Areknames' Love Hate Round Trip thereon.

    Both Calomito releases are superb, Slivovitz are more squarely "chamber-jazz", but will appeal to Calomito buffs. Pandora are good, as are the reformed Syndone and Mad Crayon.

    And:
    "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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    Bill, I dialed up some Magnetic Sound Machine on YouTube. Found a jazz album, Chances & Accidents. Sounds good. Thanks!
    That is a good album.
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    1 thing I could recommend, is years ago I accidentally ended up having some 70's Italian Prog on while having the cartoon "Top Cat" on without the sound and some unusual observation, the music and tempo of the animation sync-ed up.

    Specifically, I think it may have been Banco and Il Balletto Di Bronzo.

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    ^ Classic Italian proggers loved Top Cat!

    LOL

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    Just wanted to endorse EGONON as well. Such a good album. Some others :
    LA COSCIENA DI ZENO
    LABIRINTO DI SPECCHI
    ALTARE THOTEMICO
    "The wind is slowly tearing her apart"
    Sad Rain
    Anekdoten

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    Many great recommendations so far.

    did anyone mention Slivovitz?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calabasas_Trafalgar View Post
    Not me. I was glad to see them go. One of thew worst vocalists ever.
    Why would you be glad they are gone?

    Was anyone forcing you to listen to them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by simon moon View Post
    Why would you be glad they are gone?

    Was anyone forcing you to listen to them?
    look who you're replying to bro... you think yer gonna change *his* attitude?
    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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    Wow! Given the appreciation found here on SKE, Yugen and La Coscienza di Zeno, you might find interesting our brand new effort:


    Not a Good Sign



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    Quote Originally Posted by simon moon View Post


    Why would you be glad they are gone?

    Was anyone forcing you to listen to them?
    No but since they are, I don't hear them mentioned much, which is fine by me. Really terrible band, just a headache generator. Besides, what do you care that I express my opinion? If you don't like it, you can always put me on ignore.

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