A PASSING FANCY - Psych from 1968.
AMISH - Heavy progressive with heavy organ from 1972.
ANOTHER ROADSIDE ATTRACTION - Dual keyboard symphonic rarity from the late 70's.
AQUARELLE - Jazz/fusion/prog from 1978 & 1979. http://www.myspace.com/aquarelleprog
ATREAL - Prog rock with outstanding guitar play. I hear elements of Harmonium, Eclat and Pink Floyd. http://www.myspace.com/atreal
BAHARI, AGAH - Instrumental prg/fusion/metal not far from Planet X in style. Features Derek Sherinian on keys. http://www.myspace.com/agahbahari
BAIRD, KEN - Reminiscent of Mike Oldfield with a bit of Genesis. Really great stuff!
BENT WIND - Legendary Canadian heavy psych from 1969. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4sKU486884
BERIAU, ROBERT - Progressive rock concept works with spacey tendencies. http://www.myspace.com/robertberiau
BERNARD, ED - Solo album by Druckfarben guitarist/multi-instrumentalist. Top notch prog here folks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgnlifybaHc
BLAIS, JACQUES - Reissue of this 1975 album by guitarist Jacques Blais with the help of Contraction members. A bit of a Contraction sound by overall much more ethereal. Very nice!
BLOOD CEREMONY - Heavy progressive with an early 70's vibe with female vocals, flute and doomy organ sounds. Jethro Tull meets Black Sabbath. http://www.myspace.com/bloodceremony
BOLUS - Toronto-based neo prog band with IZZ, Genesis and Rush influences. http://www.myspace.com/bolustheband
BREGENT - Wonderful album from 1979 with dramatic vocals and music that ranges from symph/prog to avant-garde and dark minimalism.
CANO - 70's melodic prog with folk leanings.
CAPHARNAUM - Fantastic guitar-led instrumental progressive. Recommended!
CARGO - Psych/proto-prog from 1970. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A93JXhNSEE
CHAMPIGNONS - Prog rock from 1972 with exceptional flute and guitar. http://www.myspace.com/champignonscaprog
CHRISTMAS -Heritage is psych/rock from 1970. Lies To Live By is their great prog album from 1974 now going under the name of Spirit Of Christmas. http://www.myspace.com/christmas70
COCHRANE, STEVE - Very classical inspired symphonic music. www.myspace.com/stevecochrane or https://soundcloud.com/stevecochrane
CONNEXION - Hard rock from 1975. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QsvBScocM8
CONNOLLY, ROBERT - Masterpiece of symph/prog with mellotron, moog, bass pedals etc… Essential!
CONTRACTION - Long awaited reissues of classic French/Canadian progressive/jazz. http://www.myspace.com/contractionprog
CONVENTUM - Classic 70s' prog/folk/chamber/classical group.
COUSINEAU - Symphonic folk with loads of female vocals.
D PROJECT, THE - Side project from Sense guitarist with Martin Orford, Tomas Bodin and Fred Schendel as guests. In the Pink Floyd direction. http://www.myspace.com/thedesbiensproject
DAGMAHR - Fantastic new prog rock with Crimson as well as Marillion influences.
DEMI-HEURE - Rare folk/prog from 1978 with flute and beautiful female vocals. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=4720
DERVIEUX, FRANCK - Pre-Contraction prog from 1971 by keyboardist Dervieux. One of the most influential albums in the history of Quebecian prog. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDNJpC7KR14
DIONNE - BREGENT - 70's electronic progressive with some minimalistic sounds.
DIONNE, VINCENT - Half of Dionne · Bregent but this time completely electronic. Very good!
DIONYSOS - Seminal 70's Canadian progressive group. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3004
DIRECTION - Prog/symph with French vocals that lies somewhere between Morse Code and Ange. http://www.legroupedirection.com/albums.html
DREAM ARIA - Female vocal-led progressive rock with some goth, pop, ambient and prog metal elements as well. http://www.myspace.com/dreamariacanada
DRUCKFARBEN - Heavy keyboard progressive with hints of fusion. http://www.myspace.com/druckfarben
EDEN - Classic mid-seventies symph/prog led by the synth playing of Robert Boileau.
EDWARD BEAR - Psych/rock/prog/blues from 1969 & 1970. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGUC3NT1AKg
ELIPHASZ - Excellent Quebecian symph/prog with mellotron. http://www.myspace.com/583744704
ERE G - Brilliant mellotron prog in Harmonium style.
ET CETERA - Classic 70's prog gem. If you like Gentle Giant then this is a must. http://www.myspace.com/etceteraprog76
ETERNITE - Wonderful symph/prog from 1977 featuring Michel Le Francois and Claude Peloquin.
EXCUBUS - Amazing keyboard driven prog rock with heavy organ and mellotron outbursts. 4 tracks from 1974 and 4 from 2008 that fit right in. http://www.myspace.com/excubus
EXISTENCE - Melodic progressive with an insight of things to come.
FAFARD, ANTOINE - Instrumental symphonic fusion close to Mahavishnu Orchestra by the bass player from Spaced Out. https://myspace.com/afafard/music/songs & https://myspace.com/antoinefafardmusic/music/songs
FALLING EDGE - Symphonic prog deeply rooted in 70s Genesis. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTdWu-cLPIL-ZFyaupUiAQ
FIORE/SEGUIN - Wonderful folk rock by these two well-traveled musicians
FIRST AID - Excellent fusion
FM - Classic prog!
FRANCOIS, MICHEL LE - Symph/prog with mellotron and occasional orchestration. Great!
GAROLOU - Folky prog
GAUTHIER, DANIEL - Pink Floyd & Yes influences. http://www.myspace.com/danielgauthier
GILMOUR, JIM - More proggy album by the Saga keyboardist
GREY MATTER - Heavy Instrumental prog fusion. Excellent debut!
GREYLEVEL - Excellent melodic progressive in Pineapple Thief and mid-period Porcupine Tree style. http://www.myspace.com/greylevel
HALF PAST FOUR - Quirky prog with a jazz & fusion edge. Imagine Echolyn with female vocals. Great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU6KwwdIxFE
HAMADRYAD - Great heavy symphonic band. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN6EiAGeLauBXVM3q08ln0Q
HARMONIUM - Killer mellotron dreamy progressive. Start with Les Cinq Saisons http://www.myspace.com/unmusicienparmitantdautres
HEAT EXCHANGE - Toronto-based early 70's heavy prog band that released three 45's in 1972 & 1973. A great band that was a lot like Jethro Tull and especially Pentwater. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDs7s-UluDA
HEON - Electric guitar explorations creating some interesting sounds and guitar landscapes
HOPE - Melodic progressive/psych with two keyboard players from 1973
HORN - Relatively unknown prog/Canterbury/jazz rock from 1972. The insertion of trumpet adds a wonderful dynamic to the music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbHsv8nM1uU
HOUSE OF NOT - Like Pink Floyd. Very good! https://myspace.com/houseofnot/music/songs
HUIS - Neo prog related to Mystery and similar to early Marillion. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTDXy_DW14B2KojF_61GQMg
HUNE - Classic French-style symph/prog reminding me of Pulsar, Atoll, Pentacle and Pollen. Essential!
INDISCIPLINE - Very similar to Crimson as you would imagine
INNER ODYSSEY - Band from Quebec that started out as a prog metal band but have since (with Ascension) have gone more symphonic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgztcvjfGE0
INNERSPACE - French-Canadian band with a moderate Pink Floyd influence. Good albums! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvBCMNzBDLw&list=PLF6BFE82606E695F9
INTERFERENCES SARDINES - If you like French-Canadian bands such as Conventum & Miriodor you'll love these guys. http://www.myspace.com/interferencesardines/music/songs
ISOS - Vincent Leboeuf Gadreau project (guitarist/singer of Inner Odyssey) in the vein of Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree and Riverside. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqoUQ9XgXQ8
JACKS, SCOTT - Solo effort by First Aid keyboard whiz.
JARVIS STREET REVUE, THE - Heavy psych monster from 1970. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa2xP1XditE
JELLY FICHE - Fantastic 70's style progressive that will remind you of Pollen, Harmonium and Morse Code. http://www.myspace.com/jellyfiche
JULIEN, PAULINE - Singer/songwriter.
JUPITER 9 - Instrumental light symphonic and melodic fusion
KACZYNSKI, CHARLES - French version of this long lost 70's classical, folk, prog, chamber gem. Just beautiful all the way around!
KAOS MOON - Neo prog in Marillion/IQ style
KARCIUS - Instrumental blend of prog/fusion/jazz rock/prog metal. http://www.myspace.com/karcius
KLAATU - http://www.myspace.com/klaatutheband
KOSMOS - Instrumental progressive space rock in Hawkwind, Amon Duul, Ozric Tentacles style.
L'ENGOULEVENT - Stunning mix of folk, prog, chamber and classical.
L'ORCHESTRE SYMPATHIQUE - Progressive jazz outfit's first release from 1979.
LAFERRIERE, YVES - Relatively unknown album from 1978 with members of Contraction and Convention. Mainly instrumental with an overall jazz rock feel.
LANGLOIS, JEROME - Founder of Maneige alongside members of Maneige, Conventum and Octobre. Sounds similar to Conventum. Great!
LAST PLACID DAYS OF PLENTY, THE - Great debut by this prog band from Toronto. Like a blend of Pink Floyd, Kino, Saga and RPWL. http://www.myspace.com/149944407
LASTING WEEP - Pre-Maneige that blends progressive with psych and progressive. Lots of great flute work throughout.
LEBLANC, GUY - Nathan Mahl keyboard player with Scott McGill. If you are a Mahl fan then you need this.
LEGGAT - Post-A Foot In Cold Water early 80's prog led by the Leggat brothers.
LEITMOTIV - Excellent symph/prog freshman effort with fantastic piano work and vocals that remind me of a young Peter Nicholls.
LEMAY, BRUNO - Singer/songwriter acoustic guitar folk.
LIGHTHOUSE - 4th thru 8th albums spanning 1971 to 1974 by this Canadian brass rock band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsaVG5CWlTM
LOWE, GORDON - Folk rock/singer-songwriter albums from 1967 & 1970. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcF_T1k6z6M
MACHINES DREAM - Northern Ontario band close to Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree. https://www.youtube.com/user/MachinesDreamOYTC
MAELSTROM - Previously unreleased album that was recorded back in 1974 in Quebec so the tapes sat for more than 40 years. Excellent prog close to Opus 5, Et Cetera and Gentle Giant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMBKxxKOy30
MAHEUX CIRCLE, MARTIN - Spaced Out percussionist. Instrumental mix of jazz rock, fusion and RIO.
MAHL DYNASTY - Nathan Mahl counterpart. Instrumental jazz/fusion/prog.
MAHOGANY FROG - Instrumental mix of intense prog, Canterbury and jazz rock. http://www.myspace.com/mahoganyfrog
MAN MADE - 1972 prog/psych with epic prog side-long track. Some really nice organ on this on.
MANEIGE - Classic French-Canadian progressive mixed with folk, jazz, classical and RIO. http://www.myspace.com/maneigefusion
MANGEUR DE RÊVES - Progressive folk band close to Harmonium. Good stuff! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw9Z-eernKhm624b6C2AGmA
MILLER, RICK - Sometimes melodic and pastoral and other times very symphonic music by guitarist Miller. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxte5Kvlfxs
MIND GALLERY - Great Instrumental prog.
MIRIODOR - Great prog/RIO/fusion. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwzfcB-H4bYQPxBqkIzCAFg
MOEBIUS CAT - Seductive, ethereal progressive that is quite unique but completely solid throughout. http://www.myspace.com/moebiuscat
MONARCH TRAIL - Super symph/prog by Ken Baird and friends. 4 lengthy tracks that reminds me a lot of Genesis and FM's Black Noise. https://soundcloud.com/monarch-trail/
MORSE CODE (TRANSMISSION) - Fantastic 70's symph/prog with mellotron. http://www.myspace.com/morsecodecaprog
MYSTERY - Top Canadian neo prog band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuKVjTDqlUs
NASH THE SLASH - FM's violin player.
NATHAN MAHL - Excellent progressive with a bit of fusion thrown in. http://www.myspace.com/nathanmahl/music/songs
NEURAL MASS - Hard & heavy space rock. www.myspace.com/neuralmass
NIGHTWINDS - Very sought after progressive rock in Genesis style from 1979.
NORDSTROM, MONTE - Solo album by Ptarmigan guitarist. Contains some previously unreleased Ptarmigan material. http://www.montenordstrom.com/after_all.html
NOUVELLE FRONTIERE, LA - Pre-Le Match proggy folk band that released a handful of singles and these 2 studio albums in 1970 and then quickly disbanded. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2gVp-i6OLk and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2lCgMNFPmM
O'HARA, WITTOX - Amazing dark classical rock.
OCTOBRE - Seminal Quebec progressive group. 34 tracks.
OFFENBACH - Two great early 70's progressive works. Saint-Chrone is a live show and Bulldozer a soundtrack. http://www.myspace.com/offenbach-groupe
OPUS 5 - Top 70's Canadian prog recordings. A must! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut5fN3Q2F1k
ORIOXY - Instrumental mix of prog, jazz & eastern music. Real good!
OSMOSAIC - Folk/progressive with male/female vocals. Somewhat like Harmonium.
OUELLET, YVAN - 1979 jazzy solo effot by Toubabou & Ville Emard Blues Band keyboardist. Features some really great piano work.
PHOENIX EYE - Symphonic rock with ELP, Marillion & Genesis influences.
PIEZO - Nice debut by this quartet from Quebec. You can hear some early Genesis and Pink Floyd in their music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDqTessG_0U
PLASTIC CLOUD, THE - Classic psych from 1969
POLE VOLT - Instrumental space rock with Ozric Tentacles, Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree influences.
POLLEN - One of the very best symph/prog albums to ever come out of the French/Canadian 70's prog scene. http://www.myspace.com/pollenprog76
PTARMIGAN - Classic west coast dreamy progressive folk from 1972. New issue with nice booklet including biography and photos. Fantastic!
QUARTIK - Very similar to Pierre Moerlen's Gong with predominant vibraphone. Instrumental.
QWAARN - Symph/prog like a blend of Genesis and IQ. http://www.myspace.com/qwaarn
REBEL WHEEL, THE - Blend of progressive rock and fusion. Nice album! http://www.myspace.com/rebelwheel
RED SAND - Neo prog close to Marillion, Pendragon and IQ. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaWQLhAqzazahahDBWbWybQ
REIGN GHOST - Pre-Christmas/Spirit of Christmas psych.
RIVEST, JACQUES TOM - 1st solo album by Pollen leader and is basically the 2nd Pollen album. Has a folk edge to it. Brilliant!
ROUGE CIEL - Mixes classical, rock and jazz. http://www.myspace.com/rougeciel
SADLER, MICHAEL - Saga front man.
SAGA - Leaders of the Canadian neo prog movement. http://www.myspace.com/sagaca
SEGUIN - Beautiful Quebecian folk rock from 1975 with some great vocals between Richard Seguin and his twin sister Marie-Claire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueLAfd4OUNE
SENSE - New group on the scene that ranges from light prog to heavy symphonic. http://www.myspace.com/sensemusik
SEX - Heavy guitar rock from 1971/1972.
SIGNS OF ONE - Agressive proggers in Rush and Saga style. Very Good! http://www.myspace.com/signsofone
SIMPLY THEY - Neo prog band with Phil Naro (Druckfarben) handling the vocals. Influences seem to range from Yes and Mystery to Saga and Journey. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9LQVPUC7KM9hgrPd_XxZhQ
SLOCHE - 70's progressive fusion at its best. http://www.myspace.com/slochecaprog
SLP - Instrumental prog/metal/classical made up of guitar, cello, bass, drums and keys. http://www.myspace.com/officialslp
SOLSTICE - 1978 & 1980 jazz fusion albums together on one CD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SH52qO6rz0
SPACED OUT - Progressive fusion rock. http://www.myspace.com/spacedoutmusic
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS, THE - Post-Christmas seminal prog album from 1974. http://www.myspace.com/christmas70
SYLVAIN, FRANCOIS - Grey Matter guitarist in a similar style.
SYMPHONIC SLAM - Classic symphonic rock album from 1976 and a 1978 follow-up. http://www.myspace.com/timolainesymphonicslam
SYRINX - Innovative band whose music ran the gamut of prog/electronic/avant garde, jazz rock and experimental. Release includes their self-titled album from 1970, Long Lost Relatives from 1971 and some previously unreleased relics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAVOObUEWw4 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE3UI2vuE30
TALISMA - Superb instrumental progressive trio a bit like Crimson.
TEMPS, LE - 70's classical prog/folk rock. Gryphon meets Harmonium.
THIRD PERKINS - Nice symphonic with a heavy edge at times.
TOUBABOU - Mid-70's blend of prog, jazz & funk with Contraction and Harmonium members. Includes video clips from 1974.
TRANSCENDENCE - Heavy prog a la 3rd and the Mortal with female vocals.
TRIOXYD3 - Instrumental jazz fusion. http://www.myspace.com/trioxyde
TROYKA - Guitar driven heavy progressive from 1970.
TRUE MYTH - Great progressive/symphonic and one of the first ever digital recordings.
UNGAVA - Relatively unknown prog jewel from 1977. http://www.myspace.com/ungavaquprog
UNISPHERE - Wonderful Pink Floydian progressive with quite long tracks.
UPRIGHT - Jazz rock with a touch of prog.
URBAN NOMAD - Excellent Canterbury prog with a nod to Egg and Caravan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjpKYMHkWlY
VERMILLION SKYE - Symph/prog/AOR band with Genesis and Queen influences. Great keyboards (especially piano) and song writing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSIp0QRY87I
VEZINA, CLAIRE - Passionate and melodic symphonic by this vocalist/keyboardist. http://myspace.com/clairevezina
VILLE EMARD BLUES BAND - Mix of prog rock, jazz fusion and rock with members of Contraction & Harmonium. http://www.myspace.com/villeemardbluesband
VILLIERS JR, JERRY DE - Hot instrumental fusion. Top-notch stuff! https://soundcloud.com/search?q=jerry%20de%20villiers%20jr
VISIBLE WIND - Solid neo prog with mellotron.
VOS VOISINS - One of the best early 70's (1971) Quebecian prog albums. Kind of like a heavy version of Ange. http://www.myspace.com/vosvoisins71
W. D. FISHER - One of the first (1971) prog albums to come out of Quebec. Contains some nice organ and melodies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISOIKDvRJPA
WARPIG - Heavy rock from 1970. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-tZW_IqurA&list=ALBTKoXRg38BATqOV3XT8-7feu1htpfvGY
WATSON, DEAN - Instrumental progressive/fusion by multi-intrumentalist Watson. A lot of it reminds me of Happy The Man. http://www.myspace.com/deanwatson2
WOOLGAR, PHILIPPE - Acoustic guitar, flute with occasional synth and percussion like the mellow side of Harmonium. Good stuff!