Apparently, the embed code isn’t working, so I’ll just provide the links. This week’s playlist is inspired by an article in Music Aficionado discussing the “Ten Best Modern Prog Bands.” Not sure all of this would be considered progressive, but I’m still exploring everything. Either way, on the whole, I really enjoyed the music they were recommending. Oddly enough, the day after I made this playlist, a local musician messaged me asking if I had been turned on to Syd Arthur yet, and I could totally impress him with my knowledge of what Kate Bush’s nephew was up to these days.
So this playlist consists of those bands who exhibit a progressive aesthetic to their music, but are firmly in the post-metal spectrum that dominated the likes of Dream Theater, Spocks Beard, Liquid Tension Experiment, et al. We’ll be optimistic and call this the start of the “Fourth Wave.”
Fourth Wave Prog on Spotify
Inspired by an article in Music Aficionado, this week I’m exploring classic “Space Rock” of the 1960’s and 70’s. Not that I necessarily condone the consumption of ergoline-derived chemicals, it’s probably perfectly possible for the mundane listener to enjoy this playlist on it’s own merits.
Open Playlist Directly in Spotify
I was doing these as 20 song playlists over on my music blog, but figured I’d start doing them here instead, since this blog is getting more hits these days. Sorry if it was because I don’t normally force music on everyone here.
This is the first playlist I built on Spotify, and has the most followers of all my playlists. I was calling it Indietronica, now I call it Chillwave/Synthpop. Frankly, it’s kind of a hodgepodge of genres, but all of the songs have the common thread of using very 80’s sounding synth voices, which is just nostalgia for me.
Chillwave/Synthpop Playlist on Spotify