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Progressiv Rock

Von Ende der er- bis Ende der er-Jahre war Progressive Rock das spannendste, was moderne Musik zu bieten hatte. Rockmusik. Progressive Rock (kurz: Prog oder Prog-Rock) ist eine Musikrichtung, die Mitte der er-Jahre. Progressive Rock (kurz Prog oder Prog-Rock) ist eine Musikrichtung, die Ende der er Jahre entstand, als Musiker populäre Genres wie Popmusik.

Progressiv Rock Was ist Progressive Rock?

Progressive Rock ist eine Musikrichtung, die Ende der er Jahre entstand, als Musiker populäre Genres wie Popmusik, Rockmusik, Blues oder Rock ’n’ Roll aufgriffen und um stilistische Merkmale anderer musikalischer Gattungen ergänzten. Progressive Rock (kurz Prog oder Prog-Rock) ist eine Musikrichtung, die Ende der er Jahre entstand, als Musiker populäre Genres wie Popmusik. In dieser Liste werden Bands und relevante Solokünstler mit mindestens einer Veröffentlichung aus Progressive Rock und verwandten Genres wie Symphonic. Von Ende der er- bis Ende der er-Jahre war Progressive Rock das spannendste, was moderne Musik zu bieten hatte. Rockmusik. Progressive Rock ist also eine Art "Leiche im Keller" der Rockmusik, über die die Rockszene nicht gern spricht. Da war vielleicht mal was, aber. Der Progressive Rock entstand in den Sechziger Jahren aus Musikstilen wie Pop​, Rock, Blues und Rock'n'Roll, die mit anderen musikalischen Gattungen. Progressive Rock (kurz: Prog oder Prog-Rock) ist eine Musikrichtung, die Mitte der er-Jahre.

Progressiv Rock

In dieser Liste werden Bands und relevante Solokünstler mit mindestens einer Veröffentlichung aus Progressive Rock und verwandten Genres wie Symphonic. Artrock und Progressive Metal. Progressive Drumming. Infos zum Progressiv-​Rock. Progressiver Rock, manchmal auch als Prog oder Prog-Rock abgekürzt. Progressive Rock ist also eine Art "Leiche im Keller" der Rockmusik, über die die Rockszene nicht gern spricht. Da war vielleicht mal was, aber.

Progressive rock elements appear in other metal subgenres. Black metal is conceptual by definition, due to its prominent theme of questioning the values of Christianity.

New prog describes the wave of progressive rock bands in the s who revived the genre. According to Entertainment Weekly ' s Evan Serpick: "Along with recent success stories like System of a Down and up-and-comers like the Dillinger Escape Plan , Lightning Bolt , Coheed and Cambria , and the Mars Volta create incredibly complex and inventive music that sounds like a heavier, more aggressive version of '70s behemoths such as Led Zeppelin and King Crimson.

The Progressive Music Awards were launched in by the British magazine Prog to honour the genre's established acts and to promote its newer bands.

Honorees, however, are not invited to perform at the awards ceremony, as the promoters want an event "that doesn't last three weeks".

Many prominent progressive rock bands got their initial exposure at large rock festivals that were held in Britain during the late s and early s.

King Crimson made their first major appearance at the Hyde Park free concert , before a crowd estimated to be as large as ,, in support of the Rolling Stones.

Hawkwind appeared at many British festivals throughout the s, although they sometimes showed up uninvited, set up a stage on the periphery of the event, and played for free.

Renewed interest in the genre in the s led to the development of progressive rock festivals. CalProg was held annually in Whittier, California during the s.

The genre has received both critical acclaim and criticism throughout the years. Its intellectual, fantastic and apolitical lyrics, and shunning of rock's blues roots, were abandonments of the very things that many critics valued in rock music.

The genre's greatest appeal is to white males. British and European audiences typically followed concert hall behaviour protocols associated with classical music performances, and were more reserved in their behaviour than audiences for other forms of rock.

This confused musicians during US tours, as they found American audiences less attentive and more prone to outbursts during quiet passages. These aspirations towards high culture reflect progressive rock's origins as a music created largely by upper - and middle -class, white-collar , college-educated males from Southern England.

The music never reflected the concerns of or was embraced by working-class listeners, [] except in the US, where listeners appreciated the musicians' virtuosity.

I still like the original term that comes from progressive rock — but that was with a small 'p' and a small 'r'. Prog Rock, on the other hand, has different connotations — of grandeur and pomposity," commented Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson on the nuance of the genre.

I think that was OK. The reality is that certain members of Yes were quite humorous about it; they could laugh at themselves — as, indeed, Emerson Lake and Palmer privately laughed amongst themselves about themselves.

Some of it was a little bit overblown, but in the case of much of the music, it was absolutely spot on.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the radio format, see Progressive rock radio format. Rock music subgenre. Further information: Progressive music.

See also: Progressive pop and Art rock. One of the best ways to define progressive rock is that it is a heterogeneous and troublesome genre — a formulation that becomes clear the moment we leave behind characterizations based only on the most visible bands of the early to mids.

See also: Formalism music and Eclecticism in music. Further information: Timeline of progressive rock. See also: Progressive jazz. Main articles: Pet Sounds and Sgt.

Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Many groups and musicians played important roles in this development process, but none more than the Beach Boys and the Beatles Of these elements, the first and last were the most important in clearing a pathway toward the development of progressive rock.

Main articles: Proto-prog , Psychedelic rock , and Acid rock. See also: Rock opera and Canterbury scene.

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March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Macan writes that King Crimson's album "displays every element of the mature progressive rock genre See also: Krautrock.

See also: Punk rock and Symphonic pop. By the early s, progressive rock was thought to be all but dead as a style, an idea reinforced by the fact that some of the principal progressive groups had developed a more commercial sound.

What went out of the music of these now ex-progressive groups Main articles: Post-punk and Post-progressive. See also: New wave music. Main article: Neo-progressive rock.

Main article: Progressive metal. A multipart suite by Dream Theater that combines elements of progressive rock and heavy metal.

Not to be confused with Neo-progressive rock. Main article: List of progressive rock artists. Eclecticism, like formalism, connotes a predilection towards style synthesis, or integration.

However, contrary to formalist tendencies, eclecticism foregrounds discontinuities between historical and contemporary styles and electronic media, sometimes referring simultaneously to vastly different musical genres, idioms and cultural codes.

Sometimes it appears that there are only peripheries. Sometimes, audiences gravitate towards a centre. The most prominent period when this happened was in the early to mid s when it seems that almost everyone, irrespective of age, class or cultural background, listened to the Beatles.

But by this monolothic position had again broken down. Their album The Dark Side of the Moon , which united their extended compositions with the more structured kind of composing employed when Syd Barrett was their songwriter, [83] : 34—35 spent more than two years at the top of the charts [83] : 4, 38 and remained on the Billboard album chart for fifteen years.

US audiences were first exposed to new music on the radio, and bands in the US required radio airplay for success. Genesis were hugely successful in Continental Europe at a time when they were still limited to a cult following in Britain and the US.

Jethro Tull's Thick As a Brick , a self-satirising concept album that consisted of a single minute track, arose from the band's disagreement with the labelling of their previous Aqualung as a concept album.

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Priore, Domenic London: Sanctuary. Prown, Pete; Newquist, Harvey P. Hal Leonard Corporation. Put simply, in the early 70s every prog-rock record collector usually had full collections of all three of these artists.

These three bands were very much part of the prog-rock scene without being total prog-rock bands them selves.

Once again, as we enter the second decade of the 21st century a melting pot of prog-metal, math-rock, progressive electronics and post-rock influences have once again made a progressive tendency in rock music almost more a norm than a difference.

Yet in other periods of musical history receiving influence from progressive rock could really set a band apart and make them worthy of our prog-related category.

Being influenced by progressive rock is hardly the only factor we look at, and in some periods of musical history it is almost meaningless, but still, it is almost a given that most of the artists listed in prog-related were influenced by the development of progressive rock.

Sometimes you just have to use some common sense and look at the big picture. A very good way to describe prog-related would be to imagine an exhaustive book that covered the history of progressive rock.

Probably so. Born in the late 60's after the expansion of avant-gardist, modern, post-modern and minimalist experimentation, the progressive electronic movement immediately guides us into a musical adventure around technologies and new possibilities for composition.

As an author or a searcher, the musician often creates his own modules and electronic combinations, deciding his own artistic and musical action.

The visionary works of Stockhausen, Subotnick, John Cage "concrete" music, electro-acoustic experimentation , La Monte Young, Steve Reich, Terry Riley minimal, micro-tonal music express a vision of total reconstruction in the current musical world.

Luminous works such as "A Rainbow in Curved Air" and "Silver Apples of the Moon" bring an inflexion on opened forms and new ways to explore the essence and the physical aspects of sounds through time and space.

A great improvement happened in with the appearance of the first modular synthesiser Moog. This material or "invention" brings the answer to the technological aspirations of many musicians, mainly after the release of the popular "Switched on Bach" Walter Carlos and Mother Mallard's portable masterpiece pieces composed between At the beginning of popular essays in electronica, the pioneering technologies in term of recording and sound transmission will not be abandoned.

After several innovations always from Germany we notice the dark, doomy atmospheric manifests of Nekropolis Peter Frohmader in "Le culte des Goules" , Asmus Tietchens in his colourful and engaged "Biotop" and the semi-ambient "Hermeneutic Music" by Lars Troschen sound sculptor and synthesist.

In France, the "hypnotic" and "propulsive" electronic essays of Heldon "Electronic Guerrilla" and Lard Free "Spiral Malax" introduce an inclination for industrial, urban and post-modern sound projections.

The French "avant gardist" Philippe Besombes takes back the inspiration of " concrete music" Pierre Henry. During the 80's, Maurizio Bianchi will be in search of the absolute industrial "post-nuclear" sound tapestry.

His visionary musical experience is based on cyclical loops, abrasive concrete noises and vertiginous piano dreamscapes.

B Iehn Tale" Before M. B and the industrial-bruitist wave, the 70's Italian specialists of electronic experiments had been among others Francesco Cabiati Mirage, , Francesco Bucherri Journey, , and Francesco Messina for representative, lyrical and spacey orchestrations and also Futuro Antica D'ai primitivi all'elettronica, or Telaio Magnetico Live' 75 for tripped out minimalism.

The music offers a dynamic combination between ancient-traditional music of the West and synthesised sonic soundscapes.

Their music embodies timbral drone sequences, systematic arpeggiations and synth-pop textures. Young contemporary bands and artists in electronic experimentation took their inspiration from the 70's "kosmische" analog synth psychedelica of Klaus Schulze, Conrad Schnitzler, Tangerine Dream, etc.

To sum up things, the progressive electronic subgenre is dedicated to intricate, moving, cerebral, intrusive electronic experiences that get involved in "kosmische", dark ambient, post industrial, droning, surreal or impressionist soundscapes territories.

This category represents the core movement of what is called "Progressive Metal" in the literal sense.

It is a subgenre of progressive rock as much as it is a subgenre of heavy metal, and this is how its sound is defined: a blend of heavy, guitar-oriented metal music enriched with compositional innovation and complex arrangements, usually expressed through diverse instrumentation and often but not always with odd-time signatures.

Common, but not essential to define the movement, are the frequent use of keyboards, high-pitched vocals, concept lyrical themes and tracks of longer duration.

The Origins: The heavy sound of some of the progressive rock bands of the 70's has been one of the building blocks on which progressive metal was raised.

The former were essentially playing progressive metal as ASLAN in the mid's and developed a highly eclectic sound in the 90's.

The latter's debut classifies them among the European prog-thrash pioneers but their music evolved to more melodic patterns and heavily influenced by RUSH in the early 90's.

Progressive metal is difficult to further divide in sub-genres but a number of tendencies or movements have been critical to the evolvement of its sound.

Traditional Progressive Metal The style developed by the pioneers was fully established in the s and includes a range of bands from the two sides of the Atlantic.

Among the well-known representatives of what is called American Power Metal e. Power-Progressive Metal European style This category includes a broad range of bands that could sound fairly dissimilar to each other but their music is significantly influenced by the European Power Metal primarily German bands of the 80's e.

Nevertheless their music is quite demanding to play and contains many elements of serious classical composition and form. Also the idea of thematically conceptual albums has returned in accord with the practices of the Progressive Metal pioneers.

The denomination Proto Prog comes from the combination of two words, Proto from the Greek The earliest,. These bands normally were formed and released albums before Progressive Rock had completely developed there are some rare Proto Prog bands from the early 70's, because the genre didn't expanded to all the Continents simultaneously The common elements in all these bands is that they developed one or more elements of Prog, and even when not completely defined as part of the genre, they are without any doubt, an important stage in the evolution of Progressive Rock.

Generally, Proto Prog bands are the direct link between Psyche and Prog and for that reason the Psychedelic components are present in the vast majority of them, but being that Progressive Rock was born from the blending of different genres, we have broadened the definition to cover any band that combined some elements of Progressive Rock with other genres prior to Psychedelic Progressive Rock Progressive rock music has its roots in the mid 's psychedelic cultural phenomena.

During that time the British Invasion and folk-rock bands began to expand the sonic possibilities of their music. Just as important was the incorporation of elements from Indian and Eastern music.

Along them the principles of free-form jazz were included to the psychedelic sound, emphasising spontaneous emotions over calculated and estimated compositional constructions.

Experimenting with new studio technology, electronically altering instruments and voices, was a part of this altered approach as well.

The boundary dividing the "Experimental" and "Progressive" classification is a thin and at times contested one for this era. The pioneering psychedelic progressive rock bands to be found at www.

Psychedelic progressive rock music may contain the elements previously described in varying combinations, but the artistic perspective of progressive rock is another factor.

Some psychedelic rock bands stuck to the mid 's beat rock style in purist form, not partaking in the experimental development of the impressionistic possibilities of psychedelic rock music others spearheaded.

The entire Western pop culture scene was influenced by the psychedelic culture to some extent, including other prog genres such as Prog Folk. The pioneering early 70's bands in this genre represent the progressive acid rock sound of Germany, experimenting with long instrumental improvisations, emphasizing the use of psychedelic effects and weird electronic sounds.

The synthesizer with its bubbling tones and spacey patterns, provoking a gliding flow, is a typical instrument of this genre.

Several bands combine their live performances with trippy lightshows using random fractals. Albums in this genre will often include at least one long meandering jam based on a main theme, where loops and wavelike fluctuations provides slight variations to this structural foundation.

Stories, images, song titles and album names referring to cosmic themes are fairly common features of the genre. His lyrics are performed by a narrator and underlaid with synth elements.

Other bands explored the space rock sound for a limited time period only. GONG released groundbreaking albums in the genre at the start of their career, while British hard rock band UFO released the extraordinary album "Flying - One Hour Space Rock" as their sole contribution to the genre in A space rock scene can be found in most countries sporting artists producing music with a western-oriented or influenced sound.

Swedish bands are known for a brisk exchange of musicians among each other. The "Strange Daze" festivals from showcased the American space rock scene.

Japan is an inexhaustible reservoir of artists exploring both psychedelic progressivce rock and progressive space rock. The boundaries of Psychedelic Progressive Rock connected with Stoner Rock and Acid Folk The 's and 70's were a time of liberation, a time of rebellion against rigid rules and strict moral boundaries.

In those "freedom of expression" days, an artist would typically herald their liberal attitudes as a mind-expanding trip on stage together with the audience in two ways.

As for the latter approach, they devoted themselves solely to slow-to-mid tempo playing with low-tuned guitars in a heavy and expansive manner for playing steadily under this twilight condition.

In the same time period, this approach to the musical trip was also taken on by some artists especially in the hard rock and heavy metal scene. This new style, drenched in heavy and downer psychedelia, was called "Stoner Rock".

The name originates from the expression "stoned", referring to people in altered states of mind while under the influence of psychedelic substances.

The Stoner Rock genre was universalized "as a strict musical style only" by the Industrial Grunge Rock genre that gained worldwide popularity in the early s.

The common denominator of all the artists mentioned is the representation of their personal cultural and political backgrounds, whilst playing slow-paced depressive songs with heavy guitars and echoic rumbling drums as the dominating features.

Most of current outfits claiming to be the so-called Psychedelic Heavy Progressive Rock ones should be much influenced by the traditional Stoner or Grunge Rock as well as the early Psychedelic Progressive Rock.

They can be considered as a borderline case between Psychedelic Progressive, Heavy Progressive, and Progressive Metal. Psych Folk or Psychedelic Folk are other names for this genre, and is vaguely defined as a rock subgenre due to the mixture of folk rock and psychedelic rock.

This is a style lacking in strict definitions, and it is contested whether or not the term was actually used at what is deemed the dawn of the genre.

It's an undeniable fact that the Acid Folk scene gained some popularity by the efforts of artists in "The Folk Revivalism", but it's important to remember that there were two distinctly different approaches taken by those who helped shape the genre in the mid 's.

Some folk singers approached a psychedelic rock structure as was popular at that time, while some psychedelic rock outfits tried to absorb and incorporate techniques and elements from folk rock.

Both have great importance in the development of Acid Folk, and this may be the reason that strict definitions of the genre cannot be given.

They, as eccentric or heretical rock outfits, accepted and incorporated Middle-Eastern and Oriental elements or instruments, and the result was the foundation for the current progressive Acid Folk movement.

Their amazing achievements resides in the twilight zone between the Prog Folk and Psychedelic Prog subgenres. A path that never ends In addition of the styles described, psychedelic elements can be found in many other genres of progressive rock.

The psychedelic cultural explosion had an immense influence on the western popular culture, and traces of it can still be heard also outside of progressive rock circles.

As the psychedelic movement was a large cultural phenomenon, it is difficult and maybe unnecessary to fence it to a clear category.

Psychedelic progressive rock has been developing towards several different directions over time, and the task of classifying them as distinct genres and sub-genres is an ever ongoing process, often loaded with strong opinions.

The psychedelic rock artists which are not considered as progressive in style are not listed in the databse of www. This in order to maintain the site's scope to be a progressive rock reference.

The aim of this description is to be a tool of reference for potential and existing fans of the genre, and we hope that this will aid those who read it to a better understanding of the genre as well as to enjoy and discuss the subject at hand both in the forums of the Progarchives website as well as in other places online and offline both.

Avant-Prog Avant-prog is an umbrella term which refers to any progressive rock artist with a strong leaning towards avant-garde and highly experimental approaches to music.

Therefore, it includes the sub-genres of Rock In Opposition see below and Zeuhl in addition to general avant-prog artists.

Avant-prog is generally considered to be more extreme and 'difficult' than other forms of progressive rock, though these terms are naturally subjective and open to interpretation.

Common elements that may or may not be displayed by specific avant-prog artists include: - Regular use of dissonance and atonality.

Most avant-prog artists are highly unique and eclectic in sound and consequently tend to resist easy comparisons.

Rock In Opposition Rock In Opposition RIO for short is the name of a short-lived movement that has gone on to define a sub-genre of progressive rock, and which is now sometimes applied to musicians whose careers hadn't even started by the time the movement had ceased to exist in any official capacity.

It is not synonymous with the term avant-prog, for whilst bands associated with RIO are generally speaking avant-prog in nature, most avant-prog bands are not associated with RIO.

The roots of RIO can be traced to Henry Cow, a UK progressive rock band with a distinctly avant-garde sound and left wing political ideology.

Henry Cow toured extensively in Europe throughout much of the s and came into contact with a few similarly inclined bands, in an ideological sense as much, if not more, than a musical one.

These groups did not always have much in common stylistically, apart from a basic leaning towards fusing avant-garde qualities with elements of rock.

Most of these bands were working independently at the time and had no distribution or realistic opportunity of touring outside their native countries.

The idea of Rock In Opposition was to create an independent network of like-minded performers that would not be dependent on the largesse of major record companies for their survival.

The Rock in Opposition slogan "The music the record companies don't want you to hear" was altered very slightly for the flyer advertising the first Rock in Opposition concert.

They eventually came up with a plan to continue their joint concerts. They organised three more festivals and co-operative record distributions but eventually the RIO group dissolved.

It left behind a legacy that would initially be picked up by later projects from the many musicians involved with the original movement, and later on by artists inspired by the original RIO groups.

Miriodor and Ensemble Nimbus are often said to be influenced by Samla Mammas Manna, for example, and are consequently sometimes referred to as RIO bands.

This festival has included artists closely associated with the original RIO movement alongside bands from the wider world of avant-prog and experimental music.

They were all painters and sculptors just as in Renaissance Italy. The background As the 60s drew to an end, Italy experienced a wave of new ideas and ideals which coincided with the new musical era being born.

It would not be exaggeration to state that the 70s were a watershed period in the history of the country. Even though the 60s are generally remembered as the years of the 'economic boom', it was only in the following decade that Italy made the long, difficult change from a relatively poor, traditional country into a fully developed Western society.

A look at any timeline for 70s Italy will show an incredible concentration of events that changed the fabric of Italian society irrevocably: laws and acts were passed which affected worker's rights, family and divorce law, and women's rights and reproductive health.

In a country where the physical presence of the Catholic Church has always been impossible to overlook, not least because of its open intervention in the country's political affairs, the introduction of such radical changes was no small feat.

Most of those changes were made possible by the presence of a strong left-wing component in Italian political life, even if regarded with extreme suspicion by both the Church and Italy's main ally, the United States.

Though the existence of a party that openly called itself Communist was not exclusive to Italy, at the time the PCI Partito Comunista Italiano was considered more of a danger than, for instance, its French equivalent - mainly due to Italy's strategic position in the Mediterranean area, as well as the party's obvious connection with the Soviet Union.

Such a peculiar, potentially explosive situation sadly became a breeding ground for a number of extremist groups, who were responsible for the season of violence and unrest commonly known as the 'Anni di piombo' 'years of lead' , which lasted well into the first half of the Eighties.

The number of casualties due to terror acts and rioting was quite high, involving people from all walks of life. However, the defining episode of the decade was the kidnapping and subsequent murder of well-known politician Aldo Moro a left-leaning Christian Democrat by the notorious Brigate Rosse 'Red Brigades' in the spring of The birth of a movement The turbulent times affected countless musicians looking for something new-some way to parallel the political climate through artistic media.

Ranging from highly educated conservatory students to local singer-songwriters, this spirit managed to captivate an entire country within a few short years.

Young people were restless, bursting with a burning desire to change the staid, suffocating atmosphere of Italian society starting with one of its symbols, its venerable musical tradition.

Most musicians had more or less strong left-wing leanings the prime example being Area , while the few examples of openly right-wing bands never managed to break out of obscurity, or gain more than a strictly cult following.

Without a strong rock tradition in the 60s Italy had mainly produced beat bands of varying quality, as well as singers well-versed in the long-standing canzone tradition of the country.

As the tidal wave of counter-culture swept in, it brought revolution not only in the form of progressive rock, but also differing forms of heavier, continental rock which was establishing itself around the same time.

Psychedelic influences and the incorporation of classical music may have been the same stepping stones used by most other progressive scenes around the globe during the same period, but even at this embryonic stage there was a whiff of something else in the air.

In the late 60s when the beat scene was already heading towards a decline, a number of bands formed, some of them releasing singles or even albums that bridged the gap between beat, conventional Italian easy listening music musica leggera , and the new ideas coming from Great Britain - among them, New Trolls, Le Orme, Panna Fredda, I Quelli later to become Premiata Forneria Marconi , Il Mucchio, and Fabio Celi e gli Infermieri.

After having been to the Isle of Wight festival, it was clear to all of us that we couldn't keep on playing the usual songs with verses and refrains.

The golden years The beginning of the new decade saw the rise of a countless number of bands and artists, some of whom would go on to become successful acts.

Some others only managed to release one album or even just a handful of singles before they disbanded. The prog-rock bug became so widespread in Italy that some experts say every artist and band in Italy produced at least one progressive album during this time.

A number of well-known mainstream artists started their career with a prog album, like singer-songwriters Riccardo Cocciante with Mu and Ivano Fossati with the first Delirium album, Dolce acqua.

During the peak years of the RPI movement in the early 70s, countless bands showcased their talent in the many pop festivals organized throughout Italy.

The festivals were often free of charge and boasted a level artistic freedom and competition seldom seen in popular music. Fans witnessed bands rise from obscurity to compete on the same stage as the heavy hitters.

This musical competition created something of an upward spiral; everyone tried to outdo each other, producing unique sounds and incorporating disparate influences into their music.

The variety of the music went through the roof, with every band sharing the same aspirations, though seldom the same sound. It must also be made clear that despite the beliefs of those who write off Italian prog as simply a British counterfeit, many of these bands were creating music that was phenomenally original, experimental, free-spirited, and creatively successful.

While bands from abroad helped influence and inspire Italian bands, Italy's young bands quickly took the ball and ran with it.

It is ludicrous to suggest the scene a mere imitation. The upward spiral also meant an over saturated market, in which many bands only managed to put out one or two releases with minimal budget and intense recording.

The New Sounds hadn't arrived yet, there was no music for the young people, there was nothing, you had to invent and build up your space.

Perhaps this was the mainspring that unchained such a creative strength. Ironically this success often meant a detour from the roots of the RPI sounds, making these albums more aligned to the British scene than the bulk of the artists and albums in the archives.

Look beneath the surface in order to discover hidden or not so hidden gems. While the oft-mentioned big 3 of Italian prog PFM, Banco, and Le Orme are conveniently considered the peak by those casually mentioning this scene, RPI enthusiasts know the river runs so much deeper, and many of our personal favourites are found outside of these popular groups.

Those who search beyond the surface will discover that the most daring and provocative works were often made by more obscure groups who released one fantastic album and then vanished into thin air.

This common syndrome of Italian "one-shot" bands became the bane of many RPI fans. Since so many different musicians experimented with the progressive format, you will also find a broad musical scope within RPI, something which has kept the subgenre fresh and vital over time.

Examples include Franco Battiato still a very successful artist in Italy , Picchio dal Pozzo, Opus Avantra, Stormy Six and Area, who each in their own individual way, show a more cosmopolitan flavour and range of influences than most other acts.

After its explosive development in the early 70s, the movement followed the same path as other progressive musical movements around the world as the 80s approached.

Some influential artists continued to release new albums though never with the same success as in the halcyon days.

Others changed with the times and became highly successful mainstream artists both in Italy and internationally. As elsewhere in the prog universe the quantity and quality of RPI began to dry up a bit in the late 70s and early 80s, although there were some quality releases from that period.

These titles tended to be more melodic and less brashly avant-garde than the classic period but were respectable nonetheless.

Musical features of RPI Italian symphonic prog is notable for the prominence of classical influences, often providing the driving force behind the music.

The new listener will discover that this particular branch of RPI feels more like classical music in a rock setting as opposed to occasional classical influences on top of the rock format.

Furthermore, the rich, diverse musical traditions of Italy permeate the albums, creating a strong national and even regional character.

The "textbook" RPI groups can usually be identified by a pervasive sense of romantic melancholy and earthy flair, sometimes enhanced by baroque elements, sometimes by more ethnic ones.

Other distinctive features include overt opera and operetta influences, wild and uncontrolled storytelling, and as a general rule, bold and highly emotional vocals.

There is extroverted, operatic gallantry and panache or mellow balladry; exciting use of all sorts of keyboards, with sounds heard nowhere else but in this particular scene; exotic instruments such as aggeggi, ottavino, mandoloncello, clavicembalo - names that tickle the imagination and leave their distinct mark on the music.

There is a uniquely magical marriage of the traditional to the modern, of the warm to the wild. The combination of flute, piano and violin is often encountered, and the interplay between the first two instruments in particular supplies the subgenre with a fair share of its identity and flavour.

Though the symphonic element is indeed the most common in RPI, the genre would be better characterized as eclectic. Even more amazing, these differences in style can often be found to varying degrees on one album, and still feel natural in the distinct stylistic framework mentioned above.

No overview of RPI would be complete without mentioning the use of the Italian language, by many considered one of the most musical languages in the world.

It could be safely stated that the use of Italian is inherent to the soul of RPI, a critical component to the full appreciation of the subgenre.

In fact, even if some key RPI albums were translated into English in an attempt to gain international recognition, most of them fail to impress. They feel as if one of the basic ingredients of what makes RPI such a successful concoction is missing.

While most serious RPI fans consider Italian vocals essential to their listening experience, it is fair to say that some believe English lyrics are not so detrimental-even if in most cases the odd phrasing, incorrect emphasis, and heavy Italian accent of the singers detract significantly from an authentic overall effect.

While some prog fans can find the gregarious Italian vocal style challenging at first, newbies are encouraged to simply stick with it for a while.

With only a modest effort any RPI newbie will soon find they cannot imagine this music without traditional Italian vocals-they truly are the icing on the cake.

One common misconception that must be addressed is the belief that any prog band from Italy is an RPI band. There are bands from Italy more appropriate for other genres.

As an example, a pure and obvious post-rock band who just happen to be from Rome are going to be in the post-rock sub, not RPI. The RPI team will work hard to evaluate bands that fit the characteristics and the feel of the subgenre, and those whose primary sound is more suited for another sub are recommended to them.

This cocktail is interpreted in different ways in every country: in England, for instance, Celtic, rock and blues influences prevail.

In Italy we have to cope with our classical tradition: the melodramma, Respighi, Puccini, Mascagni but also all the contemporary classical composers.

It's in this legacy, in my opinion, that the specificity of the Italian Progressive Rock is concealed. Scores of the classic albums were re-pressed in Japan, then specialized independent labels such as BTF, Mellow and Black Widow the latter responsible for rescuing the likes of Jacula and Antonius Rex from oblivion started to re-issue many of the classic albums.

As a consequence RPI has not only reached a new generation of fans, but the increased interest and appreciation have led to new material being released.

Artists whose recordings have never been in circulation, bands that are as new to our ears as they are to many of those who were there when it happened, now have a new-found audience creating an ironic worm-hole effect: brand new music straight from prog's golden years.

With the revival clearly under way the 90s produced some stellar Italian albums and the beginning of CD reissue fever. In the s the trend has continued to a much more successful degree.

Italian progressive rock today covers a wide range of styles and influences, but many of the bands ground a portion of their sound in the RPI tradition.

Moreover, this first decade of the 21st century has seen a new round of publications both in print and in electronic format covering various aspects of Italian prog, as well as the creation of a number of excellent websites dedicated to the subgenre, which are extremely influential as regards the promotion of new bands and artists.

The commercial success of RPI has always been modest compared to the big bands from other countries. However, the quality of the music past and present, from its unique compositions to fiercely independent spirit, has earned the RPI subgenre some of prog's most loyal followers.

Complex time signatures. Lush keyboards. Explorative and intelligent lyrics, in some cases close to fantasy literature, Sci Fi and even political issues.

Non commercial approach Longer format of songs In this specific case the main characteristic is the influence of Classical music understood as Orchestral works created from the late Gothic to Modern Classical using normally more complex structure than other related sub-genres like Neo Progressive That's why sometimes the borderline that divides Symphonic from Neo is so unclear being that is based mostly in a degree of complexity rather than in an evident structural difference..

This category lists technical Progressive Metal bands that have roots in Extreme Metal or that are strongly influenced by it.

The style developed by the end of the 80s in the Thrash Metal scene when a number of bands stretched the boundaries of their sound by including elements from Progressive Rock.

Death Metal followed a similar path in the 90s and by the s, also Black Metal and Metalcore saw an increasing amount of bands taking in Prog influences.

These bands are listed under Experimental Metal. Progressive Thrash Metal By the end of the 80s Thrash Metal had diversified its sound significantly to an extent where the originally very direct and uncompromisingly aggressive style had become more sophisticated, boasting challenging technical skills and ambitious song structures frequently surpassing the 6 minute mark.

Next to the brutal sound, blast beat drumming, complex song structures and multiple tempo changes, the most notorious feature of the style is probably the growled vocals.

Death Metal is generally highly technical, making the dividing line between Technical Death Metal and Progressive Death Metal sometimes rather faint.

A different flavour of Progressive Death Metal came from the European continent, when half-way into the 90s leading death and doom-death bands started expanding their basic metal sound.

In typical Scandinavian fashion, their epic approach wasn't fusion oriented but less technical and more melodic, introducing the now typical alteration between brutal Death sections and more melodic breaks with clean vocals; an approach perfected in the next decade by OPETH.

Originally it was even purposely non-technical and low-fi. By the end of the 90s the genre had developed into various sub-styles, of which some incorporated elements from progressive music.

The bands listed in this section are Black Metal bands that traded the minimalism of Black Metal for a more progressive, technical or experimental approach.

Most artists in this section are Symphonic Black Metal-oriented bands with progressive and experimental influences, but without fully crossing over to either Prog or Avant Metal as they remain oppressively dark, harsh, often dissonant and inaccessible.

Modern Phase In the s trends became more diffuse, introducing bands that had some of their stylistic features in common with the extreme metal genres without fully belonging in any of them.

At the end of the 90s their eclectic mix of Death, Thrash, Avant, Fusion and Prog laid down the groundrules of Extreme Metal for the next decade.

Their music is inherently technical and complex and has quite a number of formal features in common with Progressive Metal such as odd time signatures and non-standard song formats.

Prog Archives only lists these bands that go beyond the default expectations of the genre and bring in distinct non-extreme Prog influences. Pronunciation: zEU h l, while the EU are like a French E with a slight U, and the h is a semi-silent letter which is an integrated part of the EU, totaling in a "syllable and a half".

The word means celestial, although many times it is misunderstood as meaning "celestial music", since the members of Magma describe the genre of their music as Zeuhl.

Zeuhl Wortz, though, means Music of the universal might. The genre is a mixture of musical genres like Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modernism and Fusion.

Common elements: oppressive or discipline-conveying feel, marching themes, throbbing bass, an ethereal piano or Rhodes piano, and brass instruments.

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From Progarchives. Far out, man! Is it all about the music - really? What makes Progressive Metal progressive? One of my introverted essays The Progress Report: Give us your ideas!

Dream Theater and T. The trials and tribulations of selling prog rock.. Musical characteristics Form: Progressive rock songs either avoid common popular music song structures of verse-chorus-bridge, or blur the formal distinctions by extending sections or inserting musical interludes, often with exaggerated dynamics to heighten contrast between sections.

Other characteristics Technology: To aid timbral exploration, progressive rock bands were often early adopters of new electronic musical instruments and technologies.

It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Progressive rock". YES were playing symphonic rock, so called because of the use of a symphonic orchestra.

GENESIS were already recording at the end of the sixties but their links to the progressive rock were not yet defined. These two countries were the most prolific as far as progressive rock is concerned.

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Literatur 0. Konzeptalbenwelche sich musikalisch und textlich an einem thematischen Konzept orientieren. Fazit: die Bezeichung Progressive Rock darf nicht im Wortsinne verstanden werden, sondern ist lediglich ein Genre-Name, eine Schublade mit Label, in die bestimmte Regeln Spielen Keine Rolle Kinox Progressiv Rock Künstler gesteckt werden können, teils gegen ihren Willen z. Synthesizer, Mellotrones und Moogs sind nur eine kleine Auswahl an Möglichkeiten. Polyrhythmik, Polymetrik und Modulationen zwischen teilweise ungewohnten Tonarten sind ein weiteres, charakteristisches Kriterium. Nachdem man in der zweiten Hälfte der siebziger Jahre ausgiebig mit den Stilmitteln des Folkrock experimentiert hatte, erfolgte in den Achtzigern eine Hinwendung zu elektronischer Musik, was in dem komplexen Computer-Rock-Album Under Wraps kulminierte. Zum einen ein bestimmter Sound, eine gewisse Hinwendung zum Bombast, zum Versuch, orchestrale Fülle mit den Mitteln einer Rockband Apocalypse X Men erreichen. Die Texte wurden anspruchsvoller und thematisch vielfältiger und brachten die progressive Geisteshaltung der Alternativkultur zum Ausdruck. Und können!

Each genre experienced a fragmentation of styles at this time, and many metal bands from the new wave of British heavy metal onwards displayed progressive rock influences.

Progressive rock elements appear in other metal subgenres. Black metal is conceptual by definition, due to its prominent theme of questioning the values of Christianity.

New prog describes the wave of progressive rock bands in the s who revived the genre. According to Entertainment Weekly ' s Evan Serpick: "Along with recent success stories like System of a Down and up-and-comers like the Dillinger Escape Plan , Lightning Bolt , Coheed and Cambria , and the Mars Volta create incredibly complex and inventive music that sounds like a heavier, more aggressive version of '70s behemoths such as Led Zeppelin and King Crimson.

The Progressive Music Awards were launched in by the British magazine Prog to honour the genre's established acts and to promote its newer bands.

Honorees, however, are not invited to perform at the awards ceremony, as the promoters want an event "that doesn't last three weeks".

Many prominent progressive rock bands got their initial exposure at large rock festivals that were held in Britain during the late s and early s.

King Crimson made their first major appearance at the Hyde Park free concert , before a crowd estimated to be as large as ,, in support of the Rolling Stones.

Hawkwind appeared at many British festivals throughout the s, although they sometimes showed up uninvited, set up a stage on the periphery of the event, and played for free.

Renewed interest in the genre in the s led to the development of progressive rock festivals. CalProg was held annually in Whittier, California during the s.

The genre has received both critical acclaim and criticism throughout the years. Its intellectual, fantastic and apolitical lyrics, and shunning of rock's blues roots, were abandonments of the very things that many critics valued in rock music.

The genre's greatest appeal is to white males. British and European audiences typically followed concert hall behaviour protocols associated with classical music performances, and were more reserved in their behaviour than audiences for other forms of rock.

This confused musicians during US tours, as they found American audiences less attentive and more prone to outbursts during quiet passages.

These aspirations towards high culture reflect progressive rock's origins as a music created largely by upper - and middle -class, white-collar , college-educated males from Southern England.

The music never reflected the concerns of or was embraced by working-class listeners, [] except in the US, where listeners appreciated the musicians' virtuosity.

I still like the original term that comes from progressive rock — but that was with a small 'p' and a small 'r'.

Prog Rock, on the other hand, has different connotations — of grandeur and pomposity," commented Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson on the nuance of the genre.

I think that was OK. The reality is that certain members of Yes were quite humorous about it; they could laugh at themselves — as, indeed, Emerson Lake and Palmer privately laughed amongst themselves about themselves.

Some of it was a little bit overblown, but in the case of much of the music, it was absolutely spot on.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the radio format, see Progressive rock radio format. Rock music subgenre. Further information: Progressive music.

See also: Progressive pop and Art rock. One of the best ways to define progressive rock is that it is a heterogeneous and troublesome genre — a formulation that becomes clear the moment we leave behind characterizations based only on the most visible bands of the early to mids.

See also: Formalism music and Eclecticism in music. Further information: Timeline of progressive rock. See also: Progressive jazz.

Main articles: Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Many groups and musicians played important roles in this development process, but none more than the Beach Boys and the Beatles Of these elements, the first and last were the most important in clearing a pathway toward the development of progressive rock.

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Macan writes that King Crimson's album "displays every element of the mature progressive rock genre See also: Krautrock. See also: Punk rock and Symphonic pop.

By the early s, progressive rock was thought to be all but dead as a style, an idea reinforced by the fact that some of the principal progressive groups had developed a more commercial sound.

What went out of the music of these now ex-progressive groups Main articles: Post-punk and Post-progressive. See also: New wave music. Main article: Neo-progressive rock.

Main article: Progressive metal. A multipart suite by Dream Theater that combines elements of progressive rock and heavy metal. Not to be confused with Neo-progressive rock.

Main article: List of progressive rock artists. Eclecticism, like formalism, connotes a predilection towards style synthesis, or integration.

However, contrary to formalist tendencies, eclecticism foregrounds discontinuities between historical and contemporary styles and electronic media, sometimes referring simultaneously to vastly different musical genres, idioms and cultural codes.

Sometimes it appears that there are only peripheries. Sometimes, audiences gravitate towards a centre. The most prominent period when this happened was in the early to mid s when it seems that almost everyone, irrespective of age, class or cultural background, listened to the Beatles.

But by this monolothic position had again broken down. Their album The Dark Side of the Moon , which united their extended compositions with the more structured kind of composing employed when Syd Barrett was their songwriter, [83] : 34—35 spent more than two years at the top of the charts [83] : 4, 38 and remained on the Billboard album chart for fifteen years.

US audiences were first exposed to new music on the radio, and bands in the US required radio airplay for success. Genesis were hugely successful in Continental Europe at a time when they were still limited to a cult following in Britain and the US.

Jethro Tull's Thick As a Brick , a self-satirising concept album that consisted of a single minute track, arose from the band's disagreement with the labelling of their previous Aqualung as a concept album.

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May Dialog LLC. Features ". In the same time period, this approach to the musical trip was also taken on by some artists especially in the hard rock and heavy metal scene.

This new style, drenched in heavy and downer psychedelia, was called "Stoner Rock". The name originates from the expression "stoned", referring to people in altered states of mind while under the influence of psychedelic substances.

The Stoner Rock genre was universalized "as a strict musical style only" by the Industrial Grunge Rock genre that gained worldwide popularity in the early s.

The common denominator of all the artists mentioned is the representation of their personal cultural and political backgrounds, whilst playing slow-paced depressive songs with heavy guitars and echoic rumbling drums as the dominating features.

Most of current outfits claiming to be the so-called Psychedelic Heavy Progressive Rock ones should be much influenced by the traditional Stoner or Grunge Rock as well as the early Psychedelic Progressive Rock.

They can be considered as a borderline case between Psychedelic Progressive, Heavy Progressive, and Progressive Metal.

Psych Folk or Psychedelic Folk are other names for this genre, and is vaguely defined as a rock subgenre due to the mixture of folk rock and psychedelic rock.

This is a style lacking in strict definitions, and it is contested whether or not the term was actually used at what is deemed the dawn of the genre.

It's an undeniable fact that the Acid Folk scene gained some popularity by the efforts of artists in "The Folk Revivalism", but it's important to remember that there were two distinctly different approaches taken by those who helped shape the genre in the mid 's.

Some folk singers approached a psychedelic rock structure as was popular at that time, while some psychedelic rock outfits tried to absorb and incorporate techniques and elements from folk rock.

Both have great importance in the development of Acid Folk, and this may be the reason that strict definitions of the genre cannot be given.

They, as eccentric or heretical rock outfits, accepted and incorporated Middle-Eastern and Oriental elements or instruments, and the result was the foundation for the current progressive Acid Folk movement.

Their amazing achievements resides in the twilight zone between the Prog Folk and Psychedelic Prog subgenres. A path that never ends In addition of the styles described, psychedelic elements can be found in many other genres of progressive rock.

The psychedelic cultural explosion had an immense influence on the western popular culture, and traces of it can still be heard also outside of progressive rock circles.

As the psychedelic movement was a large cultural phenomenon, it is difficult and maybe unnecessary to fence it to a clear category.

Psychedelic progressive rock has been developing towards several different directions over time, and the task of classifying them as distinct genres and sub-genres is an ever ongoing process, often loaded with strong opinions.

The psychedelic rock artists which are not considered as progressive in style are not listed in the databse of www. This in order to maintain the site's scope to be a progressive rock reference.

The aim of this description is to be a tool of reference for potential and existing fans of the genre, and we hope that this will aid those who read it to a better understanding of the genre as well as to enjoy and discuss the subject at hand both in the forums of the Progarchives website as well as in other places online and offline both.

Avant-Prog Avant-prog is an umbrella term which refers to any progressive rock artist with a strong leaning towards avant-garde and highly experimental approaches to music.

Therefore, it includes the sub-genres of Rock In Opposition see below and Zeuhl in addition to general avant-prog artists.

Avant-prog is generally considered to be more extreme and 'difficult' than other forms of progressive rock, though these terms are naturally subjective and open to interpretation.

Common elements that may or may not be displayed by specific avant-prog artists include: - Regular use of dissonance and atonality.

Most avant-prog artists are highly unique and eclectic in sound and consequently tend to resist easy comparisons. Rock In Opposition Rock In Opposition RIO for short is the name of a short-lived movement that has gone on to define a sub-genre of progressive rock, and which is now sometimes applied to musicians whose careers hadn't even started by the time the movement had ceased to exist in any official capacity.

It is not synonymous with the term avant-prog, for whilst bands associated with RIO are generally speaking avant-prog in nature, most avant-prog bands are not associated with RIO.

The roots of RIO can be traced to Henry Cow, a UK progressive rock band with a distinctly avant-garde sound and left wing political ideology.

Henry Cow toured extensively in Europe throughout much of the s and came into contact with a few similarly inclined bands, in an ideological sense as much, if not more, than a musical one.

These groups did not always have much in common stylistically, apart from a basic leaning towards fusing avant-garde qualities with elements of rock.

Most of these bands were working independently at the time and had no distribution or realistic opportunity of touring outside their native countries.

The idea of Rock In Opposition was to create an independent network of like-minded performers that would not be dependent on the largesse of major record companies for their survival.

The Rock in Opposition slogan "The music the record companies don't want you to hear" was altered very slightly for the flyer advertising the first Rock in Opposition concert.

They eventually came up with a plan to continue their joint concerts. They organised three more festivals and co-operative record distributions but eventually the RIO group dissolved.

It left behind a legacy that would initially be picked up by later projects from the many musicians involved with the original movement, and later on by artists inspired by the original RIO groups.

Miriodor and Ensemble Nimbus are often said to be influenced by Samla Mammas Manna, for example, and are consequently sometimes referred to as RIO bands.

This festival has included artists closely associated with the original RIO movement alongside bands from the wider world of avant-prog and experimental music.

They were all painters and sculptors just as in Renaissance Italy. The background As the 60s drew to an end, Italy experienced a wave of new ideas and ideals which coincided with the new musical era being born.

It would not be exaggeration to state that the 70s were a watershed period in the history of the country. Even though the 60s are generally remembered as the years of the 'economic boom', it was only in the following decade that Italy made the long, difficult change from a relatively poor, traditional country into a fully developed Western society.

A look at any timeline for 70s Italy will show an incredible concentration of events that changed the fabric of Italian society irrevocably: laws and acts were passed which affected worker's rights, family and divorce law, and women's rights and reproductive health.

In a country where the physical presence of the Catholic Church has always been impossible to overlook, not least because of its open intervention in the country's political affairs, the introduction of such radical changes was no small feat.

Most of those changes were made possible by the presence of a strong left-wing component in Italian political life, even if regarded with extreme suspicion by both the Church and Italy's main ally, the United States.

Though the existence of a party that openly called itself Communist was not exclusive to Italy, at the time the PCI Partito Comunista Italiano was considered more of a danger than, for instance, its French equivalent - mainly due to Italy's strategic position in the Mediterranean area, as well as the party's obvious connection with the Soviet Union.

Such a peculiar, potentially explosive situation sadly became a breeding ground for a number of extremist groups, who were responsible for the season of violence and unrest commonly known as the 'Anni di piombo' 'years of lead' , which lasted well into the first half of the Eighties.

The number of casualties due to terror acts and rioting was quite high, involving people from all walks of life. However, the defining episode of the decade was the kidnapping and subsequent murder of well-known politician Aldo Moro a left-leaning Christian Democrat by the notorious Brigate Rosse 'Red Brigades' in the spring of The birth of a movement The turbulent times affected countless musicians looking for something new-some way to parallel the political climate through artistic media.

Ranging from highly educated conservatory students to local singer-songwriters, this spirit managed to captivate an entire country within a few short years.

Young people were restless, bursting with a burning desire to change the staid, suffocating atmosphere of Italian society starting with one of its symbols, its venerable musical tradition.

Most musicians had more or less strong left-wing leanings the prime example being Area , while the few examples of openly right-wing bands never managed to break out of obscurity, or gain more than a strictly cult following.

Without a strong rock tradition in the 60s Italy had mainly produced beat bands of varying quality, as well as singers well-versed in the long-standing canzone tradition of the country.

As the tidal wave of counter-culture swept in, it brought revolution not only in the form of progressive rock, but also differing forms of heavier, continental rock which was establishing itself around the same time.

Psychedelic influences and the incorporation of classical music may have been the same stepping stones used by most other progressive scenes around the globe during the same period, but even at this embryonic stage there was a whiff of something else in the air.

In the late 60s when the beat scene was already heading towards a decline, a number of bands formed, some of them releasing singles or even albums that bridged the gap between beat, conventional Italian easy listening music musica leggera , and the new ideas coming from Great Britain - among them, New Trolls, Le Orme, Panna Fredda, I Quelli later to become Premiata Forneria Marconi , Il Mucchio, and Fabio Celi e gli Infermieri.

After having been to the Isle of Wight festival, it was clear to all of us that we couldn't keep on playing the usual songs with verses and refrains.

The golden years The beginning of the new decade saw the rise of a countless number of bands and artists, some of whom would go on to become successful acts.

Some others only managed to release one album or even just a handful of singles before they disbanded.

The prog-rock bug became so widespread in Italy that some experts say every artist and band in Italy produced at least one progressive album during this time.

A number of well-known mainstream artists started their career with a prog album, like singer-songwriters Riccardo Cocciante with Mu and Ivano Fossati with the first Delirium album, Dolce acqua.

During the peak years of the RPI movement in the early 70s, countless bands showcased their talent in the many pop festivals organized throughout Italy.

The festivals were often free of charge and boasted a level artistic freedom and competition seldom seen in popular music.

Fans witnessed bands rise from obscurity to compete on the same stage as the heavy hitters. This musical competition created something of an upward spiral; everyone tried to outdo each other, producing unique sounds and incorporating disparate influences into their music.

The variety of the music went through the roof, with every band sharing the same aspirations, though seldom the same sound. It must also be made clear that despite the beliefs of those who write off Italian prog as simply a British counterfeit, many of these bands were creating music that was phenomenally original, experimental, free-spirited, and creatively successful.

While bands from abroad helped influence and inspire Italian bands, Italy's young bands quickly took the ball and ran with it.

It is ludicrous to suggest the scene a mere imitation. The upward spiral also meant an over saturated market, in which many bands only managed to put out one or two releases with minimal budget and intense recording.

The New Sounds hadn't arrived yet, there was no music for the young people, there was nothing, you had to invent and build up your space. Perhaps this was the mainspring that unchained such a creative strength.

Ironically this success often meant a detour from the roots of the RPI sounds, making these albums more aligned to the British scene than the bulk of the artists and albums in the archives.

Look beneath the surface in order to discover hidden or not so hidden gems. While the oft-mentioned big 3 of Italian prog PFM, Banco, and Le Orme are conveniently considered the peak by those casually mentioning this scene, RPI enthusiasts know the river runs so much deeper, and many of our personal favourites are found outside of these popular groups.

Those who search beyond the surface will discover that the most daring and provocative works were often made by more obscure groups who released one fantastic album and then vanished into thin air.

This common syndrome of Italian "one-shot" bands became the bane of many RPI fans. Since so many different musicians experimented with the progressive format, you will also find a broad musical scope within RPI, something which has kept the subgenre fresh and vital over time.

Examples include Franco Battiato still a very successful artist in Italy , Picchio dal Pozzo, Opus Avantra, Stormy Six and Area, who each in their own individual way, show a more cosmopolitan flavour and range of influences than most other acts.

After its explosive development in the early 70s, the movement followed the same path as other progressive musical movements around the world as the 80s approached.

Some influential artists continued to release new albums though never with the same success as in the halcyon days.

Others changed with the times and became highly successful mainstream artists both in Italy and internationally.

As elsewhere in the prog universe the quantity and quality of RPI began to dry up a bit in the late 70s and early 80s, although there were some quality releases from that period.

These titles tended to be more melodic and less brashly avant-garde than the classic period but were respectable nonetheless. Musical features of RPI Italian symphonic prog is notable for the prominence of classical influences, often providing the driving force behind the music.

The new listener will discover that this particular branch of RPI feels more like classical music in a rock setting as opposed to occasional classical influences on top of the rock format.

Furthermore, the rich, diverse musical traditions of Italy permeate the albums, creating a strong national and even regional character.

The "textbook" RPI groups can usually be identified by a pervasive sense of romantic melancholy and earthy flair, sometimes enhanced by baroque elements, sometimes by more ethnic ones.

Other distinctive features include overt opera and operetta influences, wild and uncontrolled storytelling, and as a general rule, bold and highly emotional vocals.

There is extroverted, operatic gallantry and panache or mellow balladry; exciting use of all sorts of keyboards, with sounds heard nowhere else but in this particular scene; exotic instruments such as aggeggi, ottavino, mandoloncello, clavicembalo - names that tickle the imagination and leave their distinct mark on the music.

There is a uniquely magical marriage of the traditional to the modern, of the warm to the wild. The combination of flute, piano and violin is often encountered, and the interplay between the first two instruments in particular supplies the subgenre with a fair share of its identity and flavour.

Though the symphonic element is indeed the most common in RPI, the genre would be better characterized as eclectic. Even more amazing, these differences in style can often be found to varying degrees on one album, and still feel natural in the distinct stylistic framework mentioned above.

No overview of RPI would be complete without mentioning the use of the Italian language, by many considered one of the most musical languages in the world.

It could be safely stated that the use of Italian is inherent to the soul of RPI, a critical component to the full appreciation of the subgenre.

In fact, even if some key RPI albums were translated into English in an attempt to gain international recognition, most of them fail to impress.

They feel as if one of the basic ingredients of what makes RPI such a successful concoction is missing. While most serious RPI fans consider Italian vocals essential to their listening experience, it is fair to say that some believe English lyrics are not so detrimental-even if in most cases the odd phrasing, incorrect emphasis, and heavy Italian accent of the singers detract significantly from an authentic overall effect.

While some prog fans can find the gregarious Italian vocal style challenging at first, newbies are encouraged to simply stick with it for a while.

With only a modest effort any RPI newbie will soon find they cannot imagine this music without traditional Italian vocals-they truly are the icing on the cake.

One common misconception that must be addressed is the belief that any prog band from Italy is an RPI band. There are bands from Italy more appropriate for other genres.

As an example, a pure and obvious post-rock band who just happen to be from Rome are going to be in the post-rock sub, not RPI.

The RPI team will work hard to evaluate bands that fit the characteristics and the feel of the subgenre, and those whose primary sound is more suited for another sub are recommended to them.

This cocktail is interpreted in different ways in every country: in England, for instance, Celtic, rock and blues influences prevail.

In Italy we have to cope with our classical tradition: the melodramma, Respighi, Puccini, Mascagni but also all the contemporary classical composers.

It's in this legacy, in my opinion, that the specificity of the Italian Progressive Rock is concealed. Scores of the classic albums were re-pressed in Japan, then specialized independent labels such as BTF, Mellow and Black Widow the latter responsible for rescuing the likes of Jacula and Antonius Rex from oblivion started to re-issue many of the classic albums.

As a consequence RPI has not only reached a new generation of fans, but the increased interest and appreciation have led to new material being released.

Artists whose recordings have never been in circulation, bands that are as new to our ears as they are to many of those who were there when it happened, now have a new-found audience creating an ironic worm-hole effect: brand new music straight from prog's golden years.

With the revival clearly under way the 90s produced some stellar Italian albums and the beginning of CD reissue fever. In the s the trend has continued to a much more successful degree.

Italian progressive rock today covers a wide range of styles and influences, but many of the bands ground a portion of their sound in the RPI tradition.

Moreover, this first decade of the 21st century has seen a new round of publications both in print and in electronic format covering various aspects of Italian prog, as well as the creation of a number of excellent websites dedicated to the subgenre, which are extremely influential as regards the promotion of new bands and artists.

The commercial success of RPI has always been modest compared to the big bands from other countries.

However, the quality of the music past and present, from its unique compositions to fiercely independent spirit, has earned the RPI subgenre some of prog's most loyal followers.

Complex time signatures. Lush keyboards. Explorative and intelligent lyrics, in some cases close to fantasy literature, Sci Fi and even political issues.

Non commercial approach Longer format of songs In this specific case the main characteristic is the influence of Classical music understood as Orchestral works created from the late Gothic to Modern Classical using normally more complex structure than other related sub-genres like Neo Progressive That's why sometimes the borderline that divides Symphonic from Neo is so unclear being that is based mostly in a degree of complexity rather than in an evident structural difference..

This category lists technical Progressive Metal bands that have roots in Extreme Metal or that are strongly influenced by it.

The style developed by the end of the 80s in the Thrash Metal scene when a number of bands stretched the boundaries of their sound by including elements from Progressive Rock.

Death Metal followed a similar path in the 90s and by the s, also Black Metal and Metalcore saw an increasing amount of bands taking in Prog influences.

These bands are listed under Experimental Metal. Progressive Thrash Metal By the end of the 80s Thrash Metal had diversified its sound significantly to an extent where the originally very direct and uncompromisingly aggressive style had become more sophisticated, boasting challenging technical skills and ambitious song structures frequently surpassing the 6 minute mark.

Next to the brutal sound, blast beat drumming, complex song structures and multiple tempo changes, the most notorious feature of the style is probably the growled vocals.

Death Metal is generally highly technical, making the dividing line between Technical Death Metal and Progressive Death Metal sometimes rather faint.

A different flavour of Progressive Death Metal came from the European continent, when half-way into the 90s leading death and doom-death bands started expanding their basic metal sound.

In typical Scandinavian fashion, their epic approach wasn't fusion oriented but less technical and more melodic, introducing the now typical alteration between brutal Death sections and more melodic breaks with clean vocals; an approach perfected in the next decade by OPETH.

Originally it was even purposely non-technical and low-fi. By the end of the 90s the genre had developed into various sub-styles, of which some incorporated elements from progressive music.

The bands listed in this section are Black Metal bands that traded the minimalism of Black Metal for a more progressive, technical or experimental approach.

Most artists in this section are Symphonic Black Metal-oriented bands with progressive and experimental influences, but without fully crossing over to either Prog or Avant Metal as they remain oppressively dark, harsh, often dissonant and inaccessible.

Modern Phase In the s trends became more diffuse, introducing bands that had some of their stylistic features in common with the extreme metal genres without fully belonging in any of them.

At the end of the 90s their eclectic mix of Death, Thrash, Avant, Fusion and Prog laid down the groundrules of Extreme Metal for the next decade.

Their music is inherently technical and complex and has quite a number of formal features in common with Progressive Metal such as odd time signatures and non-standard song formats.

Prog Archives only lists these bands that go beyond the default expectations of the genre and bring in distinct non-extreme Prog influences.

Pronunciation: zEU h l, while the EU are like a French E with a slight U, and the h is a semi-silent letter which is an integrated part of the EU, totaling in a "syllable and a half".

The word means celestial, although many times it is misunderstood as meaning "celestial music", since the members of Magma describe the genre of their music as Zeuhl.

Zeuhl Wortz, though, means Music of the universal might. The genre is a mixture of musical genres like Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modernism and Fusion.

Common elements: oppressive or discipline-conveying feel, marching themes, throbbing bass, an ethereal piano or Rhodes piano, and brass instruments.

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From Progarchives. Far out, man! Is it all about the music - really? What makes Progressive Metal progressive? Losing My Religion. Toto Africa. Eagles Hotel California.

Bon Jovi Livin' On a Prayer. Lewis Capaldi Someone You Loved. Survivor Eye of the Tiger. U2 With or Without You. Van Halen Jump.

Bon Jovi. The Rolling Stones.

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