Getting it on with Prog

Looks like there has not been a STEADY progressive rock thread here since 2006.

If you refrain from trolling me, I'm up for posting mini (one or two sentence) "reviews" of lps likely some of you are not aware of.

You're welcome to add your own reviews, with one stipulation:
I realize this is an audio forum ,so please refrain from the obvious which has been done to death  (like Genesis,Yes,Focus...)

And I don't want to hear no bloody  Porcupine Tree , Mars Volta,Dream Theater ,Tool, or bleeding Steven Wilson.

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If you're not familiar there's a website progressive ears dot com that although not as active recently as in the past, has a vast collection of knowledgeable prog heads.

Reviews, youtube links, opinions abound!
Sammmmy - that’s some obscure stuff there, never heard of any of them but youtube to the rescue. Here’s some that twirl my propeller:

Seven Reizh ’Strinkagenn ys’ from Brittany, a french/Celtic/folky/Prog thing.
Epidaurus ’Earthly Paradise’ for keyboard fans
Anekdoten ’From Within or Gravity’ love how sweden channeled 70’s prog spirit
Gila ’bury my heart at wounded knee’ - from the Krautrock side
All can be sampled on yubber tube.
btw love ptree so grain of salt here  -ye soggy quilt-
BTW - ' SOFT SHOE -FOR THOSE ALONE why has this not yet been reissued? '

I see this on SynPhonic's website for sale, the owner Greg Walker is a good dude and been at this obscure prog thing for some time.
much research listening to do from this thread, fortunatly time abounds.

Who woulda guessed we'd have Toad licking and the band Toad mentioned on the same thread? Anywave from the recent past:

KVAZAR S/T from Norway, vocals in english, haunting.

Metrognom 'Twangyluck' more Norwigian wood, sax reminds me of Starless era Crim.
Guest appearance by Gollum on vocals.

Trettioariga Kriget 'I Borjon Och Slutet' say that three times fast. Viking Prog.

And throw one in from Brazil - Tempus Fugit 'The dawn after the storm' symphonic, instumental, good guitar and keys.

I have  an lp 'Mike & Sally Oldfield  Pekka Pohjola' no title. With Pierre Moerlen on percussion. Sally only la la la's on two songs. Will have to find those fusion solo records mentioned,, because I wasn't very blown away by anything on this album, composition, nor playing. Meh, just okay.
I've got some interesting Mychael Danna:
The Legend Of Deirdre (1996), composed by Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna,. A Celtic Tale is a magnificently orchestrated Celtic fantasy soundtrack inspired by the beautiful and tragic medieval Irish legend of Deirdre brings together the best elements of Celtic folk, classical, ambient and film music. Cinematic in scale, mythic in dimension, romantic in concept - A Celtic Tale sets a bold new standard for the popular Celtic genre.

TableJockey - the 180 Gram re-issue, cut from the original Analog master tape CTTE is spectacular, pricey at $32, but I'm getting my $$$ worth with renewed enthusiam to spin it.
Dave Cousins ’:old school songs’ .. with brian Willoughby .. a must have for acoustic strawbs fans

Beside the rio Grande - such a great song

Rare Bird fanatic here, I enjoy the guitar oriented stuff too, Steve Gould criminally underappreciated vocalist, right up there with Greg Lake, John Wetton etc. He did an album with Dave Greenslade 'Cactus Choir' and for some unknown reason changed his vocal style, it mostly sux.

Also have Graham Fields solo album 'Fields' with Andy McCullogh on drums, it's pretty good but doesn't reach the heights of the Bird.

Methinks keyboardist Dave Kaffenetti from Rare Bird was the drummer in Spinal Tap, piece of trivia.
Speaking of proto-prog .. hammond heavy 1971 Patrick Moraz's 'Mainhorse S/T' ...  scratch's that 1970 Hammond itch
Some other Moraz that connects with me is 'The story of I',, 'Out in the Sun' and Refugee S/T (with Davidson and Lee from the Nice)...Mainhorse maybe my favorite of that sampling.

Steve Hackett's recent tours are such a treat, had tickets this past febuary for Genesis Revisited and Spectral Mornings played in it's whole but alas the show didn't go on due to virus stuff . Was the 2014 show half Genesis and half his solo stuff with Roine Stolt (from Flower Kings) on bass and rhythm guitar? Roine's presence brought the musicianship in those shows up a notch- I've seen Steve 10-15 times and Genesis back in the day with Gabriel. One of the geezer perks-, got to see alot of great bands.
The Genesis tribute bands like The Watch (from Italy) and The Musical Box (from Canada) are fun if they come your way.