ARTISTS WHO SOUND LIKE PINK FLOYD

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ARTISTS WHO SOUND LIKE PINK FLOYD

Post by Barry L » Wed May 17, 2017 9:30 pm

The last David Gilmour gig at the Royal Albert Hall in September '17 was just as amazing as the one the previous year. He's still got it after all these years. But let's face it, he could announce his retirement at any given time. Pink Floyd were unique for their long instrumental passages laden with guitar and keyboard interplay with the odd bit of sax thrown in. Many groups and artists have been influenced by them over the years. What I'm most interested in are those who make no pretense in showing off the similarities. I'm not talking about tribute bands like the excellent Britfloyd or the Aussie Pink Floyd (which I'm going to see in October). I'm talking about groups who write original music which sounds as close as possible to the Floyd.
There are quite a few examples including the more well known acts like early Porcupine Tree (The Sky Moves Sideways) and early RPWL (God Has Failed). But has anyone heard of a Norwegian group called Airbag? Start with their first album Identity and work forward from there. Amazing stuff packed with guitar & keybord melodies. There's also a Swiss group called Metamorphosis with 3 great CDs (After All These Years, Then All Was Silent, & Nobody Cares) but very difficult to find (try writing to the band leader Jean-Pierre Schenk). There's also wonderful instrumental albums by Axess Maxxess Contact & Impact) and Code Indigo.

Has anyone got any other recomendations of Pink Floyd soundalikes with lots of long instrumental passages etc. I'll look forward to hearing from you. Barry L

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Re: ARTISTS WHO SOUND LIKE PINK FLOYD

Post by moodyblue » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:31 pm

Interesting question.
I never thought anyone sounded like PF but check Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson out. Certain albums/tracks are very reminiscent of PF for my money.
He isn't someone who deliberately rips off anyone but you can hear his influences written all over his music which by the way is very varied.