Prog Rock

Tangent, The

Formed by ex-Parallel or 90 Degrees men Andy Tillison and Guy Manning, The Tangent has featured many lineups, mostly with members of the Swedish bands Flower Kings and Beardfish.

Founded: 2003

Location: Otley, West Yorkshire

Website: The Tangent.org


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Jon Hiseman's post-Colosseum rock band featured Allan Holdsworth and then Ollie Halsall on guitar.

Founded: 1972

Location: London, England

The Tangent, Le Sacre Du Travail

Andy Tillison has announced the full lineup of the new Tangent project, Le Sacre Du Travail, which will be released later in the year on InsideOut Music. Quite a cast of musicians!
Andy Tillison (Po90 & Big Big Train collaborator) - Vocals, Electronic Guitars & Keyboards
Theo Travis (Steve Wilson Band, Soft Machine, Gong) - Saxes, Flutes & Clarinet
Jakko Jakszyk (King Crimson Projekt, Level 42, Kompendium etc) - Lead Guitar & Vocals
David Longdon (Big Big Train) Vocal Arrangements and Vocals
Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, Stickmen, King Crimson) - Drums



Rick Van Der Linden's ex-Ekseption group.

Founded: 1974

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands


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The Prog supergroup of the modern era, combining the talents of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theatre), Roine Stolt (Flower Kings), Neil Morse (Spock's Beard) and Pete Trewavas (Marillion).

Founded: 2001

Website: Transatlantic - The Official Site


The German ELP?

Founded: 1969

Location: Cologne, Germany

Website: Triumvirat - Official Homepage


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From the remains of King Crimson, a latter-day supergroup. Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth left after one album, while Eddie Jobson and John Wetton stick together for another. From there, however, it was on to Asia.

Founded: 1976

Location: London, England


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Named after the portmanteau in Genesis' "Dancing in the Moonlight Knight, Unifaun began as "musical time travelling" between multi-instrumentalist Nad Sylvan and keyboardist Bonamici (Christian Thordin) to "write the songs Genesis never did". On every level, they succeded.

Founded: 2003

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: Unifaun - Genesis soundscape project 2003-2008, formerly known as Sylvan & Bonamici


In its first incarnation, Todd Rundgren's take on progressive rock

Founded: 1973

Location: New York City, New York

Van Der Graaf Generator

Led by the indefatigable Peter Hammill, perhaps the most original and significant group of the era; even "without the capes". Hammill is a complicated character, and so then is Van Der Graaf Generator: one moment placid and sympathetic, the next fierce and chaotic. His lyrics border the depth of literature, while his music, epic in nature, benefited from the band's original arrangements.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: Van Der Graaf Generator