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    Quote Originally Posted by tonissive View Post
    Hi, Someone knows what happened with Areknames? They pulled out three great albums but the last one was released in 2010. Quite a While ):
    Their bass player is now the one-man krautrock band Unimother 27.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Would you consider listing your top 10 newer Italian prog artists and top 10 classic (except the big three)?
    Part 1 Post 70s bands
    I did go for Albums instead of Artists. Only one Album by Artist. Could not narrow down to Top 10 so it is a Top 25.
    No order other then by Alphabet (could not decide on order).

    List may look very differnt every day.

    Accordo Dei Contrai - Violato Intatto (Great Avant Jazz Prog (love all their albums)
    Areknames - Love Hate Roundtrip (Heavy VdGG Prog (awesome)
    Breznev Fun Club - L'onda Vertebrata (Melodic Avant
    D.F.A. - 4th (Best Jazz Prog ever!
    DAAL - Dodecahedron (Dark Retro Organ Prog
    Deus Ex Machina - Equilibrismo da Insofferenza (Only band to reach Area heights ever
    Distillerie di Malto - Il Manuale dei Piccoli Discorsi (Wonderfull Retro Italian Prog
    Egonon - Risveglio (Wonderfull Retro Italian Prog with modern touches
    Eris Pluvia - Rings of Earthly Light (Most romantic pastoral Prog ever
    Ezra Winston - Ancient Afternoons (KILLER retro Italian Prog
    Garamond- Quant'altro (Weird Avant, Great!
    Gran Turismo Veloce - Di Carne di Anima (Retro with Electronic and Heavy touches
    Ianva - Italia: Ultimo Atto (Dark Neo Folk with Prog touches
    Il Bacio Della Medusa - Discesa Agl'inferni D'un Giovane Amante (Great harder Folk, Prog and more
    Il Tempio delle Clessidre - Il Tempio delle Clessidre (Great Retro
    Il Trono dei Ricordi- Il Trono dei Ricordi (Bombast Overkill but I love it
    Ingranaggi della Valle - In Hoc Signo (Great jazzy Retro Prog
    LABIRINTO DI SPECCHI - Hanblecheya (Awesome Electronic Psych Retro Prog
    La Coscienza di Zeno - La Coscienza di Zeno (Retro Prog
    La Fabbrica Dell'Assoluto - 1984 (Retro Prog
    La Maschera di Cera - La Maschera di Cera (Retro Prog
    La Torre Dell'Alchimista - Neo (Best Synphonic Prog album of the 00s
    Randone - Ultreia (Retro Prog and lots more
    Ske - 1000 Autunni (or 1001 Autunni) (Incredible mix of Synphonic and Avant. AWESOME
    Universal Totem Orchestra - Rituale Alieno (Spacy Zeuhl
    Yugen - Death by Water (Avant Prog



    And yes I know that there are 26 :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    Their bass player is now the one-man krautrock band Unimother 27.
    Epifani also released an Album under the moniker Subtilior, very different (Chamber Prog) but great.

    Unimother 27 is definetly worth a listen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    Part 1 Post 70s bands
    I did go for Albums instead of Artists. Only one Album by Artist. Could not narrow down to Top 10 so it is a Top 25.
    No order other then by Alphabet (could not decide on order).

    List may look very differnt every day.

    Accordo Die Contrai - Violato Intatto (Great Avant Jazz Prog (love all their albums)
    Areknames - Love Hate Roundtrip (Heavy VdGG Prog (awesome)
    Breznev Fun Club - L'onda Vertebrata (Melodic Avant
    D.F.A. - 4th (Best Jazz Prog ever!
    DAAL - Dodecahedron (Dark Retro Organ Prog
    Deus Ex Machina - Equilibrismo da Insofferenza (Only band to reach Area heights ever
    Distillerie di Malto - Il Manuale dei Piccoli Discorsi (Wonderfull Retro Italian Prog
    Egonon - Risveglio (Wonderfull Retro Italian Prog with modern touches
    Eris Pluvia - Rings of Earthly Light (Most romantic pastoral Prog ever
    Ezra Winston - Ancient Afternoons (KILLER retro Italian Prog
    Garamond- Quant'altro (Weird Avant, Great!
    Gran Turismo Veloce - Di Carne di Anima (Retro with Electronic and Heavy touches
    Ianva - Italia: Ultimo Atto (Dark Neo Folk with Prog touches
    Il Bacio Della Medusa - Discesa Agl'inferni D'un Giovane Amante (Great harder Folk, Prog and more
    Il Tempio delle Clessidre - Il Tempio delle Clessidre (Great Retro
    Il Trono dei Ricordi- Il Trono dei Ricordi (Bombast Overkill but I love it
    Ingranaggi della Valle - In Hoc Signo (Great jazzy Retro Prog
    LABIRINTO DI SPECCHI - Hanblecheya (Awesome Electronic Psych Retro Prog
    La Coscienza di Zeno - La Coscienza di Zeno (Retro Prog
    La Fabbrica Dell'Assoluto - 1984 (Retro Prog
    La Maschera di Cera - La Maschera di Cera (Retro Prog
    La Torre Dell'Alchimista - Neo (Best Synphonic Prog album of the 00s
    Randone - Ultreia (Retro Prog and lots more
    Ske - 1000 Autunni (or 1001 Autunni) (Incredible mix of Synphonic and Avant. AWESOME
    Universal Totem Orchestra - Rituale Alieno (Spacy Zeuhl
    Yugen - Death by Water (Avant Prog



    And yes I know that there are 26 :-)
    I really appreciate this list. Have several but I'll hunt down others. Thanks!!
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    "Breznev Fun Club" are working on their third Album

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I really appreciate this list. Have several but I'll hunt down others. Thanks!!
    There's some excellent choices on that list, but mine would definitely include Unreal City, if you haven't heard them.
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    Part 2 Top 20 70s Albums (without PFM, Banco, Le Orme)

    Again no real order. Of Course there are a lot more classic Albums (Osanna etc.)

    Museo Rosenbach - Zarathustra
    Alphataurus - Alphataurus
    Balletto di Bronzo - Ys
    Area -Arbeit macht frei
    Cervello - Melos
    Maxophone - Maxophone
    Il Rovescio Della Medaglia - Contaminazione
    Locanda Delle Fate - Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Pił
    Stormy Six - L'apprendista
    Semiramis - Dedicato A Frazz
    Picchio Dal Pozzo -Picchio Dal Pozzo
    Goblin - Roller
    Campo Di Marte - Campo Di Marte
    Pierrot Lunaire - Gudrun
    Jumbo - Vietato Ai Minori Di 18 Anni?
    Franco Battiato - Pollution
    Quella Vecchia Locanda - Il Tempo Della Gioia
    Arti E Mestieri - Tilt
    Biglietto per l'Inferno - Biglietto per l'Inferno
    Metamorfosi - Inferno

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    There's some excellent choices on that list, but mine would definitely include Unreal City, if you haven't heard them.
    They would have been on No. 27 (so runner up on the list)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    Part 1 Post 70s bands
    I did go for Albums instead of Artists. Only one Album by Artist. Could not narrow down to Top 10 so it is a Top 25.
    No order other then by Alphabet (could not decide on order).

    List may look very differnt every day.

    Accordo Dei Contrai - Violato Intatto (Great Avant Jazz Prog (love all their albums)
    Areknames - Love Hate Roundtrip (Heavy VdGG Prog (awesome)
    Breznev Fun Club - L'onda Vertebrata (Melodic Avant
    D.F.A. - 4th (Best Jazz Prog ever!
    DAAL - Dodecahedron (Dark Retro Organ Prog
    Deus Ex Machina - Equilibrismo da Insofferenza (Only band to reach Area heights ever
    Distillerie di Malto - Il Manuale dei Piccoli Discorsi (Wonderfull Retro Italian Prog
    Egonon - Risveglio (Wonderfull Retro Italian Prog with modern touches
    Eris Pluvia - Rings of Earthly Light (Most romantic pastoral Prog ever
    Ezra Winston - Ancient Afternoons (KILLER retro Italian Prog
    Garamond- Quant'altro (Weird Avant, Great!
    Gran Turismo Veloce - Di Carne di Anima (Retro with Electronic and Heavy touches
    Ianva - Italia: Ultimo Atto (Dark Neo Folk with Prog touches
    Il Bacio Della Medusa - Discesa Agl'inferni D'un Giovane Amante (Great harder Folk, Prog and more
    Il Tempio delle Clessidre - Il Tempio delle Clessidre (Great Retro
    Il Trono dei Ricordi- Il Trono dei Ricordi (Bombast Overkill but I love it
    Ingranaggi della Valle - In Hoc Signo (Great jazzy Retro Prog
    LABIRINTO DI SPECCHI - Hanblecheya (Awesome Electronic Psych Retro Prog
    La Coscienza di Zeno - La Coscienza di Zeno (Retro Prog
    La Fabbrica Dell'Assoluto - 1984 (Retro Prog
    La Maschera di Cera - La Maschera di Cera (Retro Prog
    La Torre Dell'Alchimista - Neo (Best Synphonic Prog album of the 00s
    Randone - Ultreia (Retro Prog and lots more
    Ske - 1000 Autunni (or 1001 Autunni) (Incredible mix of Synphonic and Avant. AWESOME
    Universal Totem Orchestra - Rituale Alieno (Spacy Zeuhl
    Yugen - Death by Water (Avant Prog



    And yes I know that there are 26 :-)
    Great list

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    Dropshard with a rerecorded Version of Eyes from their latest (full time) Album Silk. Don't know what happend to their singer (who was great)
    but his replacement is at least a visual improvment


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    Acqua Fragile will release a new Studio Album before the end of this year

    The new Album by "Balletto di Bronzo" seems now to be live (a bit confusing)

    Arti & Mestieri are on the way of finishing their new DVD* of an instrumental gig in Tokyo (* not sure about the media Format)

    Murple seem to be still working on a new Album

    Il Rovescio della Medaglia - Live Contaminazione will hopefully be out soon

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    "Panther & C." have started working on their third Album.

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    New Album by Jerry Cutillo aka Oscillazioni Alchemico Kreative (O.A.K.)

    seems to be only on soundcloud so far

    https://soundcloud.com/jerrycutillo/...llo-o-a-k-nine

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    New Submarine Silence - Did Swans ever see God? will be out in early autumn.

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    More than half a Million views for a Topic that About 5 guys seems to be into. not to bad, ain't it?

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    Well, I love Italian symph/prog but I haven't been keeping up as much lately. Seems to still be a ton of it getting produced, which is always great to see.

    Still wishing that La Torre dell'Alchimista would finish their follow up to Neo. That was one of the finest discs in the past 20 years, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    More than half a Million views for a Topic that About 5 guys seems to be into. not to bad, ain't it?
    About a hundred thou per each of us... that seems about right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post


    Well, I love Italian symph/prog but I haven't been keeping up as much lately. Seems to still be a ton of it getting produced, which is always great to see.

    Still wishing that La Torre dell'Alchimista would finish their follow up to Neo. That was one of the finest discs in the past 20 years, IMO.
    They promised me that they are still working on that one, but there doesn't seem to be much going on at the Moment.

    It would be my No. 1 priority Album of those I'm waiting for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    They promised me that they are still working on that one, but there doesn't seem to be much going on at the Moment.

    It would be my No. 1 priority Album of those I'm waiting for...
    If they promised you, then they need to honor that promise. Their word is their bond! Remind them of this frequently... we might be able to shame them into finishing it!

    Just kidding! Count me as another who'd love hear more from La Torre dell'Alchimista. Hope they can get it done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    If they promised you, then they need to honor that promise. Their word is their bond! Remind them of this frequently... we might be able to shame them into finishing it!

    Just kidding! Count me as another who'd love hear more from La Torre dell'Alchimista. Hope they can get it done!

    Bill
    I tried to shame another band into releasing their second Album (which I already paid for in 2012 or so). And though they
    seem to have finished it in 2016 they still haven't released it. They also seem very imune to my shaming attempts.

    And I'm afraid that I received another handful (at least) of promises over the last years that went into oblivion..

    I remember asking Il Trono dei Ricordi About a second Album and got two replies from different band members
    one saying "Yes that is possible" the other one said "That will never happen.

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    Oh and i asked Mad Crayon about a fourth Album and it will be out in September (or so)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    I tried to shame another band into releasing their second Album (which I already paid for in 2012 or so). And though they
    seem to have finished it in 2016 they still haven't released it. They also seem very imune to my shaming attempts.

    And I'm afraid that I received another handful (at least) of promises over the last years that went into oblivion..

    I remember asking Il Trono dei Ricordi About a second Album and got two replies from different band members
    one saying "Yes that is possible" the other one said "That will never happen.
    LOL! Maybe bribery or threats would work? Are we at that point yet

    Too bad about Il Trono dei Ricordi, one of my favorites from the 1990s! I haven't really expected anything more from them for 20+ years, though.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    LOL! Maybe bribery or threats would work? Are we at that point yet

    Too bad about Il Trono dei Ricordi, one of my favorites from the 1990s! I haven't really expected anything more from them for 20+ years, though.

    Bill
    They are still together, apart from the Keyboardist all other members play in a Pink Floyd Tribute band (Pig.. (Another Pig in Florence))

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    They are still together, apart from the Keyboardist all other members play in a Pink Floyd Tribute band (Pig.. (Another Pig in Florence))
    Wow! That's something of a surprise. Without the keyboard player, though, they really wouldn't be Il Trono dei Ricordi. Any idea what the keyboard player has been up to?

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    Oh and i asked Mad Crayon about a fourth Album and it will be out in September (or so)
    Have you considered writing 'The H's Bible of Italian Prog' (new testament)?

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