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Good prog-ish Albums with Fretless Bass

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ethanbowen666, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. ethanbowen666

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    Couldn't find any threads for this specifically so I guess I'll start one.

    I was listening to "Face of Melinda" by Opeth today. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWtqeNie1Rk)
    I was thinking "there is so much stuff out there to listen to!"

    Anyone have some favorite albums with killer fretless they'd like to share?

    Albums please. If you mention artist please be specific with an album.

    Merry Christmas!
    Cheers
  2. Overdrive777

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    Check out Ark - Burn The Sun. Killer fretless playing by actually Randy Coven.
  3. ethanbowen666

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    These guys are pretty cool. Speaking of bands from Norway with awesome fretless bass...

    You checked out Spiral Architect's - A Sceptic's Universe?
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    The Police Ghost in the Machine
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    The Mars Volta - De Loused in the Comatorium has some fretless in it, but not a ton... I haven't listened to it in a while, but at least a couple songs are played with a fretless.
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    Brand X - Percy Jones
    Karmakanic - Jonas Reingold
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    Exivious. Go listen, now.
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    OSI-Office of Strategic Influence
    Gordian Knot-Gordian Knot, Emergent
    Cynic-Focus
    Spiral Architect-Sceptics Universe

    Or, more fusion than prog, Tribal Tech- Rocket Science
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    Camel - Rain Dances. Richard Sinclair kills it on fretless Wal.
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    Anything with Mick Karn
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    Amazing and beautiful fretless by Tony Levin on his Pieces of the Sun album.
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    Intronaut has some nice prog-metal fretless.

    - Prehistoricisms
    - Valley of Smoke
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    My Vote goes to OHM and Rob Pagliari

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    Adrian Belew's Lone Rhino album is sort of prog, and has some stellar fretless bass playing by J. Clifton Mayhugh.
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    Well, if you like Opeth, look for Beyond Creation. Their bassist is a fretless ninja. :ninja:
  18. ethanbowen666

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    Those guys are awesome, I have one of there "1 in 1000 albums" printed.


    2 out of those three are on my top 5 album list of all time. Haven't heard of the first one though checking it out now.

    Excited for the Tony Levin Album.
  19. ethanbowen666

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    Thanks guys! You are going to keep me busy for a few days. Hopefully we all are able to find something new from this thread!


    I'm going to have to add a few here too...

    Attention Deficit - Attention Deficit
    -The Idiot King
    Control Denied - The Fragile Art of Existence
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    I appreciate it when the players can actually intonate somewhat decently...

    Idiot King is awesome, I'd also nominate Porcupine Tree's earlier records when Colin Edwin used a fretless Wal for most of their stuff.

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