Prog Rock on Bandcamp

I would really appreciate everybody's tips about great Prog Rock bands and labels on Bandcamp

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  • Well, I haven't been disappointed yet with Replica Records - an indie record label dedicated to French prog-rock & avant-garde reissues.
  • edited March 30
    Here are some starters from my wanderings (many no doubt familiar) worth checking out and covering a range of definitions of prog, starting with some obvious names who have material on BC, then moving toward some less well known. (I have likely missed things that I bought on other sites that might also be on bandcamp):

    Änglagård (Hybris is of course a classic)
    Spock's Beard (2 albums on BC)
    Flying Colors (I like their third album the best - it's the proggiest)
    Edison's Children (Pete Trevawas' (Marillion) side band)
    Unitopia (Great stuff. The live album is there, so is Covered Mirror. That label, Bird's Robe, is pretty eclectic and worth checking out. Departure Songs by We Lost the Sea is more post-rock than prog, but well worth a listen.)
    Wobbler (I have not warmed to this, but it got rave reviews)
    Radio Massacre International (often their stuff is more Berlin school electronic, but e.g. Rain Falls in Grey is a Floyd tribute and good)
    Russian Circles (Russian Circles apparently think they are prog, and they got reviewed as such recently on prog sites. I don't really see it, but I like what I think of as their post-metal music.)
    Stick Men (and Stick Men Bootlegs) (at least one free album)
    Barock Project (only one album on bandcamp, and far from their best - an early one with a different vocalist. It's cheesy at times but still good fun. When I am in the right mood I like it quite a bit. It's on an Italian label, Mellow, that may be worth exploring further.)
    Thank You Scientist (Not my thing, but Terraformer made a bunch of end of year lists last year)
    Magic Pie (Appeared in some best prog of 2019 lists; I don't care for it, YMMV)
    Lifesigns (Also very well reviewed and on some end of year lists; a bit too pop-leaning for my palate.)
    Cosmograf (I like Mind Over Depth)
    Moron Police (I liked this almost as little as I like the band name, but it got strong reviews)
    Karfagen (An interesting one - I often feel like the albums have no standout track, yet the whole is very pleasant. Happy background prog. I like Dragon Island best.)

    Sanguine Hum (Several really good albums.)
    Telegraph (I am enjoying Mir, which is free/NYOP. Israeli band, a tad Floydish.)
    KXM (Not really fully prog, but fun metal with proggy moments.)
    Bak (Less accomplished, but different and interesting.)
    Cloudkicker (instrumental, I liked Fade.)
    Charts and Maps (also instrumental if I recall)
    I've been meaning to check out Tiger Moth Tales.
  • edited March 30
    Art Zoyd - 3 albums on Sub Rosa
    confused said:
    Well, I haven't been disappointed yet with Replica Records - an indie record label dedicated to French prog-rock & avant-garde reissues.
    Yes, such as  Band of Susans and Etron Fou Leloublan (from the top of my head)
  • Thanks @confused, @germanprof and @brighternow. That's given me some really great bands (some of which are familiar and some not) to follow up. Any others would be much appreciated.
  • A few interesting labels with some well known names.


  • edited April 9
    Freshly dropped on former Art Zoyd member Guy Segers Bandcamp page
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    Attahk - (1977​/​12​/​01) Full Album
    - Christian VANDER (Drums, Vocals, Percussion, Piano)
    - Klaus BLASQUIZ (vocals)
    - René GARBER (Vocals)
    - Stella VANDER (Vocals)
    - Lisa BOIS (Vocals)
    - Tony RUSSO (Trumpet)
    - Jacques BOLOGNESI (Trombone)
    - Benoit WIDEMANN (Piano, Keyboard)
    - Guy DELACROIX (Bass)

  • edited April 7
    More French prog bliss
    - Sub Rosa has just uploaded 4 albums by:

    (number four)
    Univers Zero (also known as Univers Zéro and Univers-Zero[1]) are an instrumental progressive Belgian band formed in 1974 by drummer Daniel Denis. The band is known for playing dark music heavily influenced by 20th-century chamber music.

    BTW, with Guy Segers in the lineup (mentioned in my previous post)

  • edited April 9
    Freshly dropped on former Art Zoyd member Guy Segers Bandcamp page
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    Attahk - (1977​/​12​/​01) Full Album
    - Christian VANDER (Drums, Vocals, Percussion, Piano)
    - Klaus BLASQUIZ (vocals)
    - René GARBER (Vocals)
    - Stella VANDER (Vocals)
    - Lisa BOIS (Vocals)
    - Tony RUSSO (Trumpet)
    - Jacques BOLOGNESI (Trombone)
    - Benoit WIDEMANN (Piano, Keyboard)
    - Guy DELACROIX (Bass)

    One more:
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    Üdü Wüdü - (1976​/​07​/​01) Full Album
  • edited April 11
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    "The New double album from Nektar, The Legendary Rock Band"
    released January 24, 2020
  • edited May 13
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    German avant-garde rock group founded in 1982 by Alfred Harth, Heiner Goebbels, Chris Cutler and Christoph Anders. Disbanded in 1992.
  • edited May 17
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    - A must have !

  • edited June 3

     released May 29, 2020
    SHAMAN ELEPHANT are hailing from the thriving rock and prog scene around Bergen, Norway. Over the past few years, the four piece has been drawing bigger and bigger crowds in their home town, and, after releasing the digital EP 'More' in 2015 they were snapped up by Karisma Records.
    The band's sound is firmly grounded in the late 60's and early 70's psychedelic and progressive proto hard rock style, but mixed with a modern touch. They then entered Solslottet studio in the spring of 2016 with producer Iver Sandoy, who has previously worked with ENSLAVED, KRAKOW and SEVEN IMPALE. Their debut 'Crystals' saw the light of day at the end of 2016, confirms professional approach and great variation within the sound.

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    Our project is dedicated to the spirit of Magma’s music.This mythical French band, under the direction of its founder Christian Vander, starting from 1970 offered the listener a “celestial” (“zeuhl” in Kobaïan language) music, even though those skies might have been crystal clear or ominously dark. Each of our pieces tries to reflect this approach in composing and playing, with references to progressive avant ­rock, modal jazz, R and B and eastern folk music.
  • "Ballasts" by Human Teorema is quite new and enjoyable.  NYP https://souterraine.biz/album/ballasts
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