BANDS

THE MOST IMPORTANT BANDS OF THE PROGRESSIVE ROCK

Yes, Marillion, Asia, Rush, Camel, Queen, Genesis, ELP,Pink Floyd, Glass Hammer, Beatles, The Alan Parsons Project,Jethro Tull, Dream Theater, Tangerine Dream, Pig Farm On The Moon, Kansas, Emerson Lake & Powell, Three, Steve Howe, GTR, The Nice, Atomic Rooster, Caravan, Electric Light Orchestra, Hobbit, King Crimson, Rick Wakeman, Spok's Beard,Styx, Supertramp, The Moody Blues, The Strawbs, Cream, Procol Harum, Soft Machine, Mike Oldfield, Amon Duul I & II, Enrico Rosa, Tresspass.

YES

Yes was practically the founder of the progressive rock with the album “the Yes Album”. Their attributes consisted of the mainly instrumental wedge, the songs, the singles of the syntetizador, the medieval themes and its guitar. In the vanguard of the movement of the progressive rock in the middle of the Seventies. Yes returns to direct its falsettes and the value of the keyboard to agree with the interest of the new wave of years 80 . With many changes of their grouping, the most relevantof their members where Rick Wakeman, Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire and others.


MARILLION

Marillion endure as scripters of dynamic musicality and elaborate narratives. Masterful musicianship and the drive to use every ounce of it generate constantly progressing songs and album-long explorations into genre fusion, fiction and fantasy. Even after replacing vocalist Fish with Steve Hogarth, their mythic lyricism finds a passionate voice.


ASIA

The progressive rock was as soon as the flavor of the month during the first years of the 80's, that mearly satisfied the demand of Asia. Because in spite of the pedigríes of the members: Carl Palmer (ELP), Geoff Downes (Yes), Steve Howe (Yes) and John Wetton (King Crimson), specialized of there in ahead in (with “s” small letter) hard rock and ballads. Although its debut was a violent and enuexpected rupturature, a long career was not expected to them, the albums that followed were often repetitions of first with different letters, composed by melodramatics vowels, an obligatory single of guitar and a far less fresh refrain.


RUSH

The legendary Canadian power trio is the responsible for the term “math rock.” Combining capacity, supernatural technique, mythical and the corporal games, they created the heavy metal of the man of thought with ambitions towards the Art Rock in its sintetizadores strangers. Inolvidabels riffs rendered to the sort-melding complex of Alex Lifeson the guitarist. Neil Peart is without a doubt the greater artist “air-drummed” of history.


CAMEL

In early 70's Pete Bardens and Andy Latimer created a style of the music that would influence to the following generations. Supported by the strong foundation of the keyboard, the guitar is prominent in this music. The style of the keys of Andy gives the final company/signature to its music, not to mention the beautiful voice of Latimer, and also the sweet flauta. The influences of the rock and of the jazz are in this massive melodical and symphonic universe that is Camel´s music. Its style changed with the years, with the arrival of Richard Sinclair in the bass and in the vowels, and immediately after the exit of Pete Bardens. The band got to be more commercial from the 80's but the incomparable quality is always there.


QUEEN

The oriented innovators of the study to the outbreak of power, Queen left a deep and varied inheritance at the end of their career of almost 20 years. In spite of a stage in the 2005 on Broadway that was written by the guitarist Brian May,offered to the remaining members, the band never recover really of the tragic loss of the singer Freddie Mercury by AIDS. Combining an affection for riffs of hard rock with a skill for melodies, Queen had forged a brought unique sound to the life with the elaborated production of the study. With its guitars of revved-up, their complexity of progressive rock and its operatic courtesy of the vowels of Mercury and a mold of thousands (everything of Freddie). Moving from the inspired glamurosos sounds of its early days, the British quartet wrote down in the latest 70's and in early 80 ' s.


GENESIS

The continuous evolution of Génesis distinguishes them of its contemporaries of the progressive rock. This band is not nothing if multi-faceted. Its original vocalist Peter began to innovatively flex his lyrical and performance muscle on such early '70s albums as Foxtrot and Selling England by the Pound. In concert, allegedly to combat shyness, he would wear masks and make-up, use props, and tell stories. Gabriel finished his relation with the band in 1975. When drummer Phil Collins took over vocal duties, Genesis grew to be one of the biggest-selling acts of the '80s, slowly shifting away from art rock and toward highly-produced, pop-oriented fare designed for mass consumption. Genesis still march on today with another singer in tow (Ray Wilson) and compilation releases of rarities and previously unavailable material.


EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER

(ELP)

Emerson, Lake and Palmer suffered more in the hands of the time than any other progressive band. ELP is associated commonly to the excesses of years 70 like the combination of classic music with rock, single lengths, and the lyrical themes that had more to do with fantastical worlds than the real one. But dismissing the band as a Spinal Tap punchline ignores what a startlingly original and ambitious group they really were, especially when you put them back in their early '70s context. Keith Emerson with hes classic formation is one of the most innovating and more talented tecladistas to beat upon an organ. Not only he elevated the state of his instrument (acquiring the title of the Jimmy Hendrix of the Organ), so that the guitarists were not plus the only virtuosos of the world of the rock, he was also one of the first musicians in using the Moog sintetizador in the rock. The other members of the group also were musicians of high level: Carl Palmer astonished to magicians of the drum with his to play maniaco and versatile, whereas low and the guitar of Greg Lake who not only produced the files of the band also sang with one of the sweetest voices of the rock. The debut of Emerson, Lake & Palmer was in the 26th of August of 1970 in Plymouth Guildhall.


FOCUS

Of all the groups in the 70´s that combined elements of rock and classic music Focus is, without a doubt, the Dutch group more well-known notable extensively outside the Netherlands. This band has created enthusiasm everywhere during the past few years with its unic sound and musical approach. The main musicians in the band were the flutist, keybordist and singer Thjis Van Leer and guitarist Jan AKKERMAN. They touched an overwhelming rock with inventive style with flutes, keyboards and guitar, defining the Dutch sound of the progressive rock. In 1978, the group finally divides itself, without the creation of too much noise. The best progressive intense period of the band was with a pile of healthly extended single tracks of sidelong. “Focus 8” marks the return of Thjis Van Leer in the true nature of music: tuneful, memorable and a little rocky when they wish it. Without a doubt we will still hearing Focus much more.


PINK FLOYD

Pink Floyd was born in 1964 from a previous band that used different names, (Sigma 6, T-Seth, Megadeaths, The Screaming Abdabs, The Architectural Abdabs and The Abdabs), getting to denominate The Pink Floyd Sound, to later remain in The Pink Floyd and finally only Pink Floyd when publishing its first disc in 1967. The name comes from two musicians of blues, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

The original components of Pink Floyd were: Bob Klose (guitar), Syd Barrett (voices, rythmical guitar), Richard Wright (voices, keyboards), Roger Waters (voices, bass) and Nick Mason (battery). The early recordings of Pink Floyd make a route in a superfluous universe, but from time to time we have Earth keyboards here. In the beginings the enigmatic and extraordinary author Syd Barrett Pink Floyd sounded something strange. Barrett caused that Bedlam has to pay a reasonable price by the gems created by Syd. When coming out of Barrett, only the Roger Waters marginal less maniacs sounds acquired the duties of singer and righter. The band even dug deeper in the structures of the laberynthic songs , but nothing had prepared previously the world for The Dark Side Of The Moon. These compositivas strategies culminated in The Wall, a glance in the soul of England, their educative system, their contacts with the facism, the conservatism that Thatcher leads. The sound of there songs had the nostalgic matters that basically sounded like the solo efforts of David Gilmour and Roger Waters. Of this form they began to compose and to lead the group.


GLASS HAMMER

Glass Hammer play Progressive Rock in the style of bands such as Yes and ELP. The musicianship is outstanding, featuring lots of extended soloing and particularly distinctive organ and guitar work. The songs sung in a dramatic high tenor, have an epic sweep to them.

The members are:

Fred Schendel: Keyboards, electrical guitar; Steel Guitar: Vowels; and Steve Babb: Keyboards, Bass and vocal.


THE BEATLES

The Beatles begins in Liverpool, a harbor and industrial city of the center of London, with an intense marine traffic towards the American and European ports. John Lennon and Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) were born in 1940, Paul McCartney in 1942 and George Harrison in 1943. The life of all of them was the one of boys of district of lower middle-class. The most turbulent childhood was the one of Lennon, whose father left his mother who, as well, died run over by a drunk police. On the contrary the opposite paper almost always had McCartney, that was born in one more a “normal” family in whom it received his first slight knowledge of music.

The beginnings of The Beatles take from the first student celebrations and familiar performances in parochial halls and different ceremonies with formation and names like The Quarrymen. The group professionalizes when they embark towards Hamburg John, Paul and George (the three with guitars) plus Stuart Stuclife to the bass and Pete Best to the battery. It is in Hamburg where really the group in interminable nights polishes playng to all crummy volume in bars.

The Beatles threw a so great shade on their contemporaries who are sometimes difficult to distinguish what they really contributed to the world of the pop music and what they popularized simply. Something that did definitively was to open the inner doors, with a progressive touch in some songs, for the British invasion of years 60, for all the effects. They were also one of the first bands in taking the rock to combine it with other forms of popular standards. At least its impression on the stage was matched by an abundance of the impressive material. They had the resources, the talent, the producer ("fifth Beatle" George Martin) and the desire to push the boundaries of their music. Even more amazing is that it has maintained such a grip on the public's ear and imagination. Being inspiration for progressive and nonprogressive bands.

The group, on the other hand, never became to reunite by the tragic death from John Lennon, assassinated in 1980 in New York.


THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT

The history of the English Alan Parsons is a history marked by the sound, as much in its facet as engineer like in the one of creator. Born in Great Britain in 1948, from very early one inclined by music showing preference for his technical facet and excelling like engineer of sound in EMI. With hardly 20 years fulfilled, Alan Parsons comprised of the engineering equipment of sound that, to the orders of George Martin, to form and fame to the studies gave Abbey Road.

Alan Parsons came to the light as the man of the study in the last years 60 and first years 70. Typical of the indulgences of the study of years 70, the project of Alan Parsons was implied in fluff dense with classic slight knowledge. The New Age and the coming of the Internet have seen Alan Parsons be centered more in “soundscapes,” and new launchings of electronics with their unique progressive touch.


JETHRO TULL

1968 ran and Jethro Tull still playng before groups like Procol Harum or Fleetwood Mac, although surely already they were giving returned to the musical pump that would explode shortly after the revolutionary month of May.

Jethro Tull, to the saga of each flautist preferred of madcap, began in England at the end of the 60's. He was one of many experimental periods in the rock. Aqualung as of 1971 is the business card of the group. Jethro Tull would once again emerge in the projector with their controversial triumph from the concession from better Grammy for the category from hard inaugural rock from 1989. In its last works they are generally with the arsenal of instrumentoes of flavorful wind and riffs. With a progressive element Jethro Tull inspires to many progressive groups.

Formed by: Ian ANDERSON (vocalista, flauta, harmonic, acoustic guitar and electrical guitar) and the master of the guitar Mick ABRAHAMS.


DREAM THEATER

While actual scientific data has yet to be collected on the subject, it's possible that Dream Theater's audience holds the highest musician to non-musician ratio of any rock band in operation today. The Berklee-bred quintet have fashioned a style that feeds off remnants of Rush, Speed Metal, and arena-ready prog rock (think Styx), all mixed in with a not-so-small dose of 1980s hair-band perfumery. Most commonly referred to as "Progressive Metal," Dream Theater's music isn't the sort that inspires headbanging. Marveling at the band's clinically precise execution, basking in the stadium-wide grandeur, and extracting pearls of wisdom from the fantasy-fueled lyrics are what really define the Dream Theater experience. It's an experience that countless bands seek to emulate; whether it makes you want to jump for joy or reach for a barf bag, there's no denying its singular power.

Formed by: James LaBrie, John Myung, John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy and Jordan Rudess.


TANGERINE DREAM

TD

In their early days, Tangerine Dream were one of the most progressive, avant-garde bands to span the distance between rock and electronic composers. Much in line with other Krautrock artists of the early '70s, they created a drawn-out, improvised sound that brought droning electronics up against wind instruments and rock instrumentation played like a jazz ensemble. With increasing focus on the growing possibilities of synthesizers, they embarked on a new sound, arranging heavy analog drones into a then-futuristic sound of pure electronics and minimal rhythm. Throughout the '80s and into the '90s, their output became decreasingly academic and progressive, and increasingly Ambient and incidental.

Formed by: Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese and Thorsten Quaeschning


Pig Farm on the Moon (PFOTM)

PFOTM is a Venezuelan group founded in 2002, when they participate in the festival of progressive rock that organizes CAST, called Baja Prog, in Mexico. That same year they produced its first disc, “Orbital”. In 2003 they appeared again in Baja Prog and presented/displayed its album. The band undergone several changes of personnel and only is left of the original formation two members, Luis A. VALBUENA (singer) and Alexis HERNANDEZ (guitarist).


Kansas

Original members Kerry LIVGREN (guitar) and Phil EHART (drums) combined their two separate bands into one large band. Kerry's band was called SARATOGA, and Phil's was called WHITE CLOVER. The band changed its name to KANSAS. They were from the beginning just an ordinary rock band, but were quickly compared to other progressive bands in the 70's like GENESIS, YES and KING CRIMSON. Combining the musical complexities of British prog-rock with the soul and instrumentation of the American heartland, KANSAS became one of the biggest selling and most successful touring acts of the 1970s. With huge hits like "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust In The Wind", they helped define the sound of "classic rock". They are loved all over the world.


Emerson, Lake and Powell(ELP)

In 1985, the vice-president of the recording house Polydor called Keith Emerson to invite it to record a new disc, because Emerson, Lake and Palmer already had long time without recording.EMERSON liked the idea and called Greg Lake and Carl Palmer. LAKE agreed but PALMER still had contract with ASIA. Then Keith occurred to the task of looking for drummers but he didn't find the corect one, and he called to his friend Cozy Powell, who shone in a tour with the group. Thus they recorded its only album, “Emerson, Lake and Powell” who did't fulfil the expectations.


Three

Keith EMERSON, Robert BERRY and Carl PALMER, join themselves in 1988 to create the group “3”. A project as resulting from the deception of Greg after EMERSON, LAKE & POWELL trying to do a new disc under the already well conceived ELP. The only disc that they record sounds much to them and a little of GTR , but the musicians complement themselves while in GTR the two guitars compete to dominate.


Steve Howe

Englishman Howe is probably best known for his ongoing tenure with the Prog Rock hit makers Yes. This band became massively popular in the misguided mid-1970s through an unlikely combination of pop hooks and pompous neo-classical melodrama. The group was less an ensemble than a group of soloists vying for space, but their sound did rely heavily on Howe's distinctive, textural guitar work. In an era when all of his contemporaries were blues-based players, Howe based his style on jazz and country artists like Les Paul and Chet Atkins, and he was also enamored of classical nylon string playing. For a long period in the '70s he was considered the guitarist by legions of arena rock fans. Howe was also part of the chart topping Prog supergroup Asia, and has issued numerous solo recordings.


GTR

A supergroup featuring members of Yes and Genesis, GTR didn't stray too far from their roots during their brief 1986 existence. Arena-friendly mini-dramas with plenty of guitar and keyboard pyrotechnics will offer diehards a side trip down Progressive Rock's memory lane.

GTR is a group of a single album, because: in this project participate Steve HACKETT and Steve HOWE, who fights for more space in each one of the songs, without obtaining it. Hardly the voice of Max BACON manages to rescue the sound that in spite of everything, they print well. The album is a search of being able. It sounds well, mainly in two sessions: “Sketches in the sun” and “Hackett to bits”, that are pieces for guitar in where each one is brilliant, trying then to do of that one, the best piece of the album.


The Nice

The theatricality in the keyboards of EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER was conceived in THE NICE, in whose heart Keith EMERSON used his Hammond organ like a weapon. The roots of the group sank completely in rhythm and bles: originally they were constituted like group of support for ex- Ikette P.P. Arnold, but “The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack”, the first album of THE NICE, included variations on BACH and BRUBECK in “Rondo” initiated a way towards references of classic music and jazz. Also they made versions of Bob DYLAN, Tim HARDIN and Leonard BERNSTEIN: its version of “America” of “West Side Story” entered the lists. After the desertion of the guitarist Davy O'LIST, THE NICE followed like a trio, until Emerson founds Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Like REFUGEE and ELP predecessors, THE NICE had a sound much more focused in the classic culture, obtaining a very particular symphonic rock. In general The Nice is considered like a pretensious group. Here, Keith manages to synthesize a perfect work in the handling of the keyboards.


Atomic Rooster

Perhaps a project not so known as must have been. One of the groups that impelled the ELP culture, where the interpretation of the battery and percussions of Carl Palmer matured and soon becomes one of the best drummers of the rock music. The group has a sound somewhat funky. In spite of having a sound more characteristic of the classic rock of end of the 60's and the first years of the 70's, it has his good progressive moments.


Caravan

CARAVAN formed at the beginning of 1968 in Canterbury, England, by four members that had played in several occasions with the band WILDE FLOWERS, where also played Kevin AYERS, Robert WYATT and Hugh HOPPER, future integrants of SOFT MACHINE. His first alignment was in charge of Pye HASTINGS (guitar, voice); Dave SINCLAIR (keyboards); Richard SINCLAIR (electrical bass, voice) and Richard COUGHAN (battery). These four musicians, granted a characteristic sound to the progressive rock, that later would be catalogued and recognized by its particularitities like Progressive Canterbury. CARAVAN would soon become one of the most representative groups of the progressive scene anywhere in the world. Nevertheless, before as much own idea and as much lack of compatibility with the other people's ones, the group would experience several changes in its alignment and therefore, different musical proposals, always under the leadership of Dave SINCLAIR. Richard is the first in going away. Steven MILLER was the one who replaced him and as of that moment, the changes of alignment in the group became a routine.

With rather traditional instruments (guitar, bass, percussions and keyboards) and the possible appearance of a viola and a piano. Normally characterized by a clean and melodic progressive rock, CARAVAN has inherited their sound to many followers.


Electric Light Orchestra

Although identified generally with pop music, during the first years of the 1970's Electric Light Orchestra it deserves to appear like progressive with its mixes of rock and classic music.

At the end of the 60's, Roy WOOD, Jeff LYNNE and Bev BEVAN agreed in their musical interests and founded ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (ELO). Without getting to be memorable, this album is a beautiful piece of progressive, with a minimalist music and avant-garde, many interesting adjustments, and an alignment that includes violonchelos, unusual instruments even for a band of progressive rock. Unfortunately, WOOD left the band after the first album, causing that ELO losts its progressive spirit irreversibly, deriving a pop gradualy more and more commercial.

The classic influence still was strong in its second and third album (ELO II and On The Third Day), thanks to the inclusion of the violinist Mik KAMINSKI and to the emphasis that Richard TANDY, the WOOD replacement, gave to the keyboards, in particular the Moog. Its fourth album, Eldorado, although they either did not manage to give him the artistic and compositive cohesion that characterizes the masterpieces. After this one, the band undertook the way without return towards the pope, and that part of the history no longer interests to us.


Hobbit

Formed by Paul 'Turk' Henry y Gene Fields,. In 1999 they produced a album titled "Two Feet Tall",and another one in 2003 called "Rockin'g The Shire".


King Crimson

A vacancy in the program of the concert of 1969 of the STONES in Hyde Park presented KING CRIMSON. The extensive use of the tremulous effect of cord of the Melotrón could locate them in the territory of the MOODY BLUES, but the technical and experimental guitar of FRIPP put them in the vanguard of the progressive rock. One of the legacies of KING CRIMSON was the constant march of very good musicians through their rows: Greg LAKE, Bill BRUFORD, John WETTON and Boz BURRELL. In 1973 only it was left Robert FRIPP of the original formation. The following year FRIPP announced that KING CRIMSON had been finished “forever”. The group returned to form again in 1981 and in 1993.

His sound is so exact, so perfect, that without a doubt it will please from any angle that is listened.


Rick Wakeman

One of the main members of YES and member of the controversial ABWH, WAKEMAN has been a fundamental piece to follow in the keyboards.

The career of Rick has followed two main currents: At the outset its music is marked by the sound of YES and of the synfonic rock, and in his second he made environmental and atmospheric music. These stages are not chronological. What is undeniable, isthat its capacity to interpret in the keyboards is unique, energetic, huge, that in any case fulfill their assignment that it is interpreting: It can relax you and it can fill you of euphoria.


Spok's Beard

Taking its name from a chapter of the Star Treck series, at the beginning of the 90's was formed this group in Los Angeles, and their founder members (Neal MORSE, Ryo OKUMOTO, Dave MERE, Nick D' VIRGILIO and Alan MORSE) already had experience with music of session and study having worked with people like Phil COLLINS, Peter GABRIEL, Eric CLAPTON, Steve LUCKATER, etc.

The music of SPOCK' S BEARD is clasified like progressive symphonic with great influences of the 70's but with a very actual sound, the main references could be YES, GENESIS, GENTLE GIANT and KANSAS, all mixed creating a very new sound that already identifies them like one of the great ones of the progressive scene of our times.

In the 2002 after the recording of his sixth album in study, his leader and main composer, Neal MORSE leave them for spiritual reasons. As of this moment the band looks for a new identity, with Nick D' VIRGILIO like the voice, now exploring more in a hard experimental rock, but without forgetting its symphonic influences.


Styx

She was one of the greatest bands of the progressive rock scene of the 70's, with a maniac cult. Their epics songs and sensationalism of the rock opera, as well as the elastic of falsetto of the Dennis DeYoung's voice and the androgynous charisma of Tommy Shaw, turned to Styx a band that attracted overwhelming amounts of listeners of any type of music, who didn't understand why are they so identified with the group.


Supertramp

A super group considered progressive by few. In their beginnings, SUPERTRAMP produces a psicodelic progressive. Those first discs are considered like classics, mainly by the difference in the sounds that made it famous.

From his third disc, became a super group that gave a progressive sense to many of its compositions. In 1983 they separate.

Formed by: Rick Davies (voice, piano, harmonic); Roger Hodgson (voice, guitars, keyboard); Richard Palmer (voice, electrical guitar, acoustic guitar, balalaika); Robert Thousand (percussion, harmonic).


The Moody Blues

They were part of the original British invasion. And they had a substantial blow in the 80's. But the Moody Blues will be always remembered by the union of the band and the rock orchestra. Loved by the lovers of art rock. Therefore, in the Moody Blues the orchestra decayed and they gived more importance to the mellotron of Mike Pinder, the keybordist, and to the capacity of the group like multi-instrumentalist. The aerodynamic sound served to them well. After recording a series of albums the band was in decay, to reappear in the last 70's .

Formed by: Denny Laine, Clint Warwick, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge.


The Strawbs

What differentiates Strawbs of many other bands of the progressive rock is that it cuts his teeths in the UK folk; it even had the pleasure of the work and the recording with chanteuse popular BRITON of Sandy Denny. As soon as the keybordistRick Wakeman join the band, The Strawbs went the way of wizard rock, creating some of the most painstakingly arranged and dramatically performed Progressive Rock to come from Great Britain.


Cream

Cream the prototipic band of acid rock is not properly progressive but it handles elements of the classic rock, formed at the end of the 60's by the God of the guitar Eric Clapton, as every greater time in the slight knowledge of a more heavier and noisier sound. For whereas the blue aclamation played so noisily that the dogs exploded to left and right. The members of Cream do not demonstrate to be those of the great rockers. Cream also played with psycodelia, the classic rock and even pop music, with results that varied.

Formed by: Eric Clapton (guitarist), Jack Bruce (bassist)and Ginger Baker (drummer).


Procol Harum

Formed by pianist and singer Gary BROOKER from the PARAMOUNTS, the song writher Keith REID and also from the PARAMOUNTS the guitarist Robin TROWER, they gained a position in the progressive rock thanks to its adaptation of “Air in the G String” of Bach in the song “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”. PROCOL HARUM is one of the pillars groups of the progressive rock movement, although their music is not 100% progressive rock. This band, formed at the beginning of the 60's, adopted the name PROCOL HARUM in 1967. Someone says that this one was the name of the cat of a friend, although in Latin it means “far from these things”.


Soft Machine

SOFT MACHINE played its subjects unnoticed stops most of fanatics of the rock of the 70 ' s. Daevid ALLEN helped them to begin like psicodelic group improvising in the Club UFO of London next to PINK FLOYD. After getting up Hugh HOPPER, after the leaving of the bass player Kevin Ayers, they turned aside towards the jazz rock. Then another of the founder members lieves the band, the drummer Robert WYATT. Without its ironic humor nor its voice, SOFT MACHINE (from 1976 it was not left anybody of his initial formation) was limited to fulfill the file.

SOFT MACHINE formed in 1966 by Robert WYATT, Mike RATLEDGE, Kevin AYERS and Daevid ALLEN (GONG). They started with the idea of make music for the mind instead of making music for the body. Its style is enough acid, but with a incredible freedom of expression, in addition to extraordinary progressions. When Robert WYATT invented this concept in 1965, SOFT MACHINE was outlined like the mos strong rival of PINK FLOYD, and the psicodelia of its sound, the experimentation and the synthetic music, located it like one of the most important and revolutionary groups of end of the 60's.


Mike Oldfield

English musician espatalized in progressive electronic music. Mike made famous the music label "Virgin Records" with hes first album,"Tubular Bells", when he had 17 years old. Oldfield is one of the most importat progressive rock misicians.


Amon Duul I y II

They are one of the most known Krautrock bands of the world. After the dissolution of Amon Duul I appears Amon Duul II with the same style. Probably they are one of the most important krautrok bands of Germany.


Enrico Rosa

Impressive Italian musician, better known by the work next to hes wife (Eva) in ROSÆ and as the leader of Campo di Marte. Hes work follows a classic progressive line . He is one of the pillars of the Italian progressive rock.


Tresspass

The best exponent of the Israeli progressive rock, according to my opinion they have the best progressive rock album of the 2006 (Morning Lights). With clear influences of ELP, Yes and Genesis. This breathtaking band is formed by: Gabriel WEISSMAN (drums), Roy BAR-TOUR (bass) and Gil STEIN (keyboards, vocals).

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