4/3 DE TRIO - Group led by three guitarists. Music ranges from King Crimson to Satriani. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roqSv5VDLNI
A SPARROW-GRASS HUNT - Soft classical symphonic music.
ABACAB - Short and sweet album by one of the very best of the modern French progressive bands and a bit in the Ange direction. A must! www.myspace.com/abacabfr
ABUS DANGEREUX - 1st and best album from 1980 by this great prog/fusion/Zeuhl band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T9tjQ9IH-c&list=PL36B4E7801FC26342
ACHARD, CYRIL - Excellent guitar player with full band approach of instrumental guitar prog rock. Good stuff!
ACINTYA - Instrumental prog classic from 1978 that sounds like Carpe Diem and Wapassou. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl888QrDmiM
AD VITAM - Very much in the Magma style with beautiful chanting choir and piano.
ADN - Pre-Eye 2 Eye symph/prog close to Ange. Long out of print (released back in 1999) and rare! Only a small quantity available so hurry!
AFTERGLOW - Neo progressive with an obvious Marillion influence.
AINULINDALE - Stunning progressive folk with standout acoustic guitars, flute, violins, cello, trombone and male/female vocals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx_PWhlMkKg
AKIN - Female vocal-fronted neo prog that is sometimes heavy and other times melodic. http://www.myspace.com/akinrockband
ALANG - Ex-Pygmalyons guitarist with his first solo album that focuses on the songwriting and melodic aspects of progressive music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiXWOVAMQw0
ALARCEN, JEAN-PIERRE - Sandrose guitarist. Classical symphonicism.
ALCO FRISBASS - Amazing prog/symph/Canterbury dominated by the great keyboards of Fabrice Chouette and Patrick Dufour. Essential! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bhDUUVTKaU
ALGEBRE - Instrumental chamber/jazz/RIO with sax, clarinet, guitar, contrabass and percussion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykqE-ewIfCE
ALICE - Excellent early seventies progressive.
ALKEMY - Mix of prog/fusion/jazz and rock. Nice!
ALKOZAUR - Neo symph/prog close to Fish-era Marillion. http://www.myspace.com/alkozaur-rock-progressif
ALLIER, JEAN CHRISTOPHE - Klaus Schulze like dreamy electronic modern music. Nice debut
ALPES-PATRICE MOULLET - Once the backing musician for Catherine Ribeiro now performing electronic music.
ALTAIS/APSARA - Pre-Shub Niggurath two disc set that includes the lone studio track by Apsara & 4 live tracks from 1983 plus the rare Altais maxi single from 1986. Zeuhl fans rejoice! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irm2rbzaLsA
ALPHA DU CENTAURE - 1979 and only release by this instrumental jazz rock trio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ccEgLkvEf8
ALPHA RALPHA - For the first time on CD with have this Tai Phong related prog gem of an album from 1977. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cpAZjJGeFk
AME SON - 1970 Canterbury prog mixed with jazz and psych. http://www.myspace.com/amesong
AMETHYST - Instrumental jazz fusion trio of keyboards, bass and drums. Like Weather Report, Brand X and Pat Methany Group. Nice!
AMPHYRITE - Obscure instrumental fusion rock album from 1973. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CjH9F2A6mA
ANAID - After a 25 year hiatus the great French prog/Zeuhl band is back led by the amazing vocals of Emannuelle Lionet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1hnoKgw3Zk
ANGE - The best French 70s prog band. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZWPOW57NEmIA4-BAlCPU8A
ANGIPATCH - Obscure prog/symph from 1981 & 1982 and heavily influenced by Ange & Mona Lisa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWEkbLUtSWc
ANOXIE - Progressive with electronic overtones.
ANSKER, HERRY - Guitar and synth player. Atmospheric jazz to energetic fusion
ANTIKLIMAX - Electronic music a la Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis. http://www.myspace.com/antiklimax
AQUASERGE - Mix of jazz, fusion and chamber rock. Crazy but excellent! http://www.myspace.com/aquoisersje
ARACHNOID - One of the very best from France. 1978 dark prog like a blend of Crimson, Floyd and Pulsar. http://www.myspace.com/arachnoidprog78
ARC - Very rare prog rock comparable to Ange and Synopsis. Great!
ARESKI ET BRIGITTE FONTAINE - Beautiful folk with alternate male/female voice.
ARKHAM - Long deleted symphonic/prog with violin and powerful female vocalist. Only a few copies available so hurry.
ART ZOYD - Dark complex classical/avant garde music. https://myspace.com/zoydart/music/songs
ARTCANE - French progressive classic. Shylock meets Pulsar. A real killer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFAPRyhYwG8
ASIA MINOR - Killer guitar, flute prog rock. Essential! http://www.myspace.com/asiaminorprocess
ASIDE BESIDE - Super symphonic rock with organ, mellotron and dual keys.
ASGARD - Excellent 70's prog folk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZeU2fDAKj4 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8DyUpMGhd4
ATRIA - Fine neo prog for Marillion, Arena, Pallas & IQ lovers.
ASTROVOYAGER - Electronic music in Vangelis or Jarre school but with a relaxating, medidative feel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvgD4okijoE
ATHANOR - Zeuhl/RIO band for Magma and Univers Zero aficionados. Limited editions!
ATLANTIDE - Classic French progressive from 1978 and similar to Yes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sCs5Of7cyU
ATOLL - Top French progressive rock. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=580
AUDREN, CHRIS - Mix of electronic and symphonic instrumental music.
AWENSON - Sequencer electronic music like mid-70's Tangerine Dream. 2 tracks clocking in at 71 minutes. http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=32315
BABA SCHOLAE - Previously unreleased progressive jewel from 1969 led by Jean-Yves Labat (a.k.a. M. Frog Labat of Todd Rundgren's Utopia). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEsI4sASiK8
BABEL - Arabian music inspired acid psych freak-out.
BACKYARDS - Instrumental symph/prog with a wall of keyboards and some electronic passages. http://www.myspace.com/mdbackyards
BARDIN, DIDIER - Dreamy electronic music. http://www.myspace.com/didierbardin
BALZER, ANDRE - Symphonic musical journey by Atoll vocalist. He still sounds great so the Atoll reunion concert at Farfest (Tertio line-up!) later this year should be something special. http://www.myspace.com/andrebalzer
BATTERIES, LES - Reissue of 1st album from 1986 by Ex-Etron Fou Leloublan drummer Guigou Chenevier and 2 other drummers/percussionists.
BATTERIES, LES - Complex avant-garde music built mainly around percussion.
BBI - Magma/One Shot offshoot of blistering instrumental fusion http://alain.lebon4.free.fr/soleil/sons-gb.html
BEDJABETCH - Instrumental jazz rock from 1979.
BENIN, MORICE - Emotional conceptual prog.
BESOMBES, PHILIPPE - 1974 Atmospheric, electronic rarities.
BESSUAND, PIERRE YVES - Subtle mixes of classical and synthetic orchestrations.
BISE DE BUSE - Obscure jazz/avant garde/contemporary classical/canterbury from 1981 with Didier Malherbe. For fans of Henry Cow.
BIG (DRUM&BASS) - Instrumental RIO project by Frederick Galiay and Edward Perraud of Shub Niggurath. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muCCDpqN18o
BLAAK HEAT - 3rd album by French space rock/stoner rock band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzymqAn_2kU
BLACK NOODLE PROJECT, THE - Reminds me of Pink Floyd & Porcupine Tree. http://www.myspace.com/theblacknoodleproject
BLESING, ALAIN - With John Greaves & Hugh Hopper they perform tracks by Henry Cow, Soft Machine, King Crimson, Hatfield & The North.
BOCQUET, ROLAND - Wonderful 1977 instrumental prog/electronic album by Catharsis keyboardist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh1gtUdvcZg
BOFFO, JEAN PASCAL - Music made up of symphonic, classical, acoustic, ethnic. https://myspace.com/jpboffo/music/songs and http://www.jeanpascalboffo.com/news_2.php
BOOZ, EMMANUEL - Three masterpieces of complex/emotional 70's French symph/prog. http://www.myspace.com/emmanuelbooz
BOUCAN, ADOUK - Lost for words on how to decribe this one. You'll just have to hear it and decide for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lYRULlrnE0&list=PLDqmWqWODxhdWewRA1shQZEkhR2pRmTso
BOULE, CHRISTIAN - Noted guitarist with hints of Gong, Hillage and Floyd.
BREANT, FRANCOIS - Ex-Cruciferius, Ergo Sum keyboardist with his first solo album from 1978. Fantastic mix of prog. Zeuhl, jazz and RIO! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxLtzLCmBHA
BRENDEL, CHRISTIAN & ZOMB - Brilliant follow-up to LA ZOMBIE ET SES BIZONS. Like a mix of Zappa, Crimson and Gong. Great! http://www.myspace.com/christianbrendelmusic
BREZOVAR - French rock by former Ange member.
BROGUIERE, PATRICK - Reminds me of a cross between Mike Oldfield and Minimum Vital. Great stuff! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saMW4Y_cXbI&list=UUI92d7wY7WaNlJ8LjpNUCsA
BUKWALD, ARNAUD - La Marmite Cosmique is the creation of keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Arnaud Bukwald in which he puts forth an excellent instrumental album that varies in style from keyboard-driven prog to electronic and jazz rock. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGp0fS7CCAf8RqGy4VOFlQA
CAFEINE - Great neo symph/prog! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PXKrGvbuwc
CAHEN, FRANCOIS FATON - Zao jazz pianist.
CAMEMBERT - Wonderful instrumental seven piece progressive jazz rock band. Recommended! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaf94odAz6rPaWJIY5D2FYA
CARPE DIEM - French 70's prog masterpieces! http://www.myspace.com/carpediemprog
CAUVIN, PHILIPPE - Mystical progressive built around the acoustic guitar playing of Philippe and female voices. Great!
CHALOT, VERONIQUE - Melodic psych/folk.
CHANCE - Melodic instrumental prog with Vincent Fis from Now.
CHEVAL FOU - Pre-Nyl progressive space rock that fits more in line with the early 70's kraut rock bands than it does the French scene of the same time period. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML-VClYFuB0
CHRYSALDOR - Based on the fantasy novel and is influenced by Vangels or Eno.
CHUTE LIBRE - Jazz rock/jazz funk group that released these two instrumental albums on EMI’s Pathé Marconi label in 1977 & 1978. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaAKuaTtYJymF6SdjAr7GNQ
CLEARLIGHT - Cyrille Verdeaux’s mystical progressive band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whqsnt9JYoQ
CLOVERSEEDS - Heavy and melodic prog close to Riverside. http://www.myspace.com/cloverseeds
COHEN-SOLAL, JEAN - Ranges from melodic pastoral flute-led prog to almost avant garde.
COINCIDENCE - French instrumental fusion from 1976 & 1978 plus some newer recordings by guitarist Jean-Pierre Llabador.
CONFRERIE DES FOUS, LA - Sole album from 1978 by this prog/folk/theater/slpastick band. They usee violin, hurdy gurdy, viola, dulcimer, and synths to create an almost circus feel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R1K16gHQOg
COSMOS DREAM - Dreamy prog concept double album by the son of Pulsar keyboardist Jacques Roman. Fans of Pulsar, Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd will enjoy this immensely. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY91UT-Zwmc & http://www.myspace.com/cosmosdream
COUER MAGIQUE - Heavy jammin' rock prog.
CRUCIFERIUS! - Fantastic prog album from 1975 with strong hints of Magma. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OtHLlt-y2E
CRUSEUM, THIERRY - Powerful prog similar to the couple Ange albums.
CYCLONE QUEST - Strange jazz/prog/downtempo work with a dark, seductive edge. If you wanna hear something unique then check it out! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3APUVjhorsBM2OAIurVG_g
D-Z AKORD - Fantastic Magma inspired work.
DAEDALUS SPIRIT ORCHESTRA, THE - Imagine Imagine a blend of Anglagard, Anekdoten and Dun. Highly recommended! http://www.myspace.com/dsorchestra
DAGUE - Energetic folk rock with female vocals from 1973.
DALLIO, PATRICIA - 1st album by this French dark electronic/symphonic/avant garde artist. This is the rare original first pressing from 1993 that contains the original cover art. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQu1_q9OSNs
DANDELION - Extremely rare folk rock from 1979 with male/female vocals.
DANTE'S PARADISO - Marco Lo Muscio, Little Tragedies, Nuova Era, Greenwall, Matthijs Herder, Nexus, Brighteye Brison, The RedZen, Tommy Eriksson, Posto Blocco 19, Oracle, Faveravola, Armalite, Groovector, Roz Vitalis, De Rossi & Bordini, Echoes, Jaime Rosas, Kbridge, Simon Says, Colossus Project, Ozone Player, Jinetos Negros, Blank Manuskript, Nemo, Daal, Mist Season, Kotebel, Tabula Smaragdina, Raimundo Rodulfo, Flamborough Head, Lady Lake, Yesterdays, Atlantis1001 http://www.myspace.com/colossusprojects
DANTE'S PURGATORIO - Simon Says, Nemo, KeyBridge, Ozone Player, Raimundo Rodulfo, Ten Midnight, SoulEngine, Willowglass, Atlantis1001, Controppunto Project, Sophya Baccini, Nexus, Nuova Era, Survival, Little Tragedies, Armalite, Phideaux, Tommy Eriksson, Entrance, Maxwell's Demon, RAK, Colossus Project, Matthijs Herder, Mad Crayon, Tabula Smaragdina, Blank Manuskript, Lady Lake, Groovector, Mist Season, Flamborough Head, Yesterdays, B612, Equilibrio Vital, Jinetes Negros, Pasini & Ragozza. http://www.myspace.com/colossusprojects
DATURA - Symph/prog with excellent keyboards, guitar and passionate vocals.
DAWNLIGHTS - Symph/prog with lush keyboards and a Genesis, Pulsar & Supertramp slant to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_13MUHKiug
DEBOCO - X-Tiemko prog with great complex compositions.
DECAMERON - La Coscienza Di Zeno, Nexus, Lady Lake, Tommy Eriksson, La Theorie Des Cordes, Resistor, Faveravola, Index, Safará, Andrew Roussak, Pennelli Di Vermeer, Jinetos Negros, Posto Blocco 19, Serdimontana, Fufluns, Senogul, Kate, Roz Vitalis, Rhys Marsh, Inner Drive, Trion, Attilio Perrone, Contrarian, The Samurai Of Prog, Jukka Kulju, Ars Ephemera, Mogon, Ciccada, Ozone Player, Castle Canyon, La C.O.S.A., Cary Clouser, Daal, Marco Lo Muscio
DECAMERON - Robert Webb, Nexus, Serdimontana, Jinetos Negros, Mogon, Willowglass, Intarsia, Oceanic Legion, The Samurai Of Prog, Steve Unruh, Ars Ephemera, The Rome Pro(g)ject, Orchestra D'Oblio, King Of Agogik, Marchesi Scamorza, Playing The History, Senogul, Camelias Garden, Rhys Marsh, Narrow Pass, Mauro Mulas, La Bocca Della VeritA, Faveravola, Trion, La ThEorie Des Cordes, Jaime Rosas, Unitopia, Piccolo Zoo, Karda Estra, Yagull, D'Accord, Ozone Player, The Rebel Wheel, Tommy Eriksson.
DECAMERON - Robert Webb, Ageness, Ellesmere & Pericle Sponzilli, JPL, Willowglass, Trion, Stella Lee Jones, Nexus, The Nova Mob, Elephants Of Scotland, Jinetos Negros, Mauro Mulas, Latte E Miele, Oceanic Region, Interpose+, Court, Ars Ephemera, United Progressive Fraternity, Alex Grata, Il Tempio Delle Clessidre, Rebel Wheel, Taproban, D'Accord, Phoenix Again, Castle Canyon, S.A.L.U.E.N.A, Il Castello Di Atlante, Fran Turner, Blank Manuscript, Ozone Player, Faveravola, Cirrus Bay, Marchesi Scamorza, Bornidol, Locus Amoenus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjgQhqrS3qw
DECAMPS, CHRISTIAN (& FILS) - Ange vocalist/guitarist with his new band. Great stuff!
DECAMPS, FRANCIS - Ange keyboardist.
DEFLEZ, GILBERT - Post-Dynastie Crisis (written by bass player Jacky Chalard) amazing, trippy prog album from 1974.
DELIRED CAMELEON FAMILY - Basically this was another Clearlight recording. http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=215
DELTA ENSEMBLE - Jazz rock with sax & percussion leading the way.
DELUSION SQUARED - Wonderful conceptual work with dreamy female vocals, acoustic guitar and overall sci-fi feel. http://www.myspace.com/delusionsquared
DEMIANS - Melancholic progressive porject by Nicholas Chapel and a real winner for Porcupine Tree/Blackfield fans. http://www.myspace.com/demiansmusic
DESACCORDES - 7 classical guitarists, 9 Electric guitarists, 6 bassists lead the way in this project that recreates the 1964 Terry Riley opus.
DESFORME - Complex jazz rock.
DIRECT TO DREAM - Electronic music.
DR FOLAMOUR - Great new mostly instrumental prog with fine guitars/flute/violin and ethnic/folk influences.
DRAMA - Excellent mostly instrumental prog/symph ala Minimum Vital.
DÜN - Instrumental prog/Zeuhl from 1981 and one of the best French prog albums ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67Ex-4LBKQE
ECHOES - Wonderful prog with Pink Floyd & Pulsar leanings but with a very playful approach. Outstanding organ sound and occasional choirs. Buy or cry! http://www.myspace.com/echoesrouen
ECLAT - Great prog with excellent guitar work. http://www.myspace.com/eclatprogressiverock
EDEN - 1979 instrumental prog/electronic, keyboard/drums album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c_d7810wY4
EDEN ROSE - 1970 pre-Sandrose progressive jazz with Jean Pierre Alarcen. http://www.myspace.com/edenroseband
EDHELS - Dynamic prog displaying brilliantly performed melodious compositions.
EDHELS (MARC CECCOTTI) - Edhels axeman.
EDHELS (MARC CECCOTTI) - http://edhelsmusics.free.fr/discoindex%20.html
EDITION SPECIALE - 70's blend of prog and fusion. Great! http://www.myspace.com/editionspecialeprog
EIDER STELLAIRE - Finally a reissue of this Zeuhl killer from 1981. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2690
EIDOLON - Dark, mystical progressive concept album based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem. You can hear Pulsar, Pink Floyd and Wapassou influences. Great!
ELEPHANT TOK - Post-One Shot electric Zeuhl/jazz/prog with horns and the addition of vocals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqSNVa8XY50
ELIXIR - Excellent symph/prog similar to Ange.
ELOHIM - Absolutely classic French-style progressive rock a la Ange. Great!
ELOHIM - Soft symphonic with female vocals and folky overtones at times.
ELORA - Wonderful debut by this female vocal-fronted prog band that blends the melodic with the heavy. https://soundcloud.com/elora-prog-music
ELULL NOOMI - Astonishing 6 piece vocal group led by Antoine Paganotti of Magma. If you like the vocal style of Magma, this will sure to please. For more info see http://ex-tensionrecords.com/ex05/english.htm
EMBERGER, PIERRE - Real good rock opera.
ENNEADE - Magma, Paga, Univers Zero, Shub Niggurath, Eider Stellaire, Altais, Musique Noise, F. Cahen, Y. Seffer, Eskaton, Troll, Farben.
ENNEADE - 4 lengthy tracks of music somewhere between prog rock and prog metal. Absolutely great!
ENTREMONT & CO., GERARD - Post So & Co sophisticated progressive/symphonic.
ERGO SUM - Early seventies French progressive with sinister vocals.
ESKATON - Late 70's Magma school of music. Essential! http://www.myspace.com/eskaton5678
ETHNIC DUO - Jazz rock with Francois Faton Cahen and Yochk'o Seffer.
ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN - Crazy RIO band and one of the originators of the genre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTNfVf4TN_g
EVIDENCE - Similar to V.D.G.G. & Peter Hammill.
EVOHE - Previously unreleased prog/Zeuhl recorded in 1981 and consists of two side-long tracks. Limited edition so grab one quickly! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFjkNbO5a4I
EX-VAGUS - Private symph/prog with lush keyboards and heavy guitars. Very good! http://www.myspace.com/exvagusband
EX VITAE - We only had to wait 40 years for this 1978 French private release to get reissued but Musea finally stepped it up and got'er done. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5SY756P7f_cYzfr1uUg7UA
EXCLUSIVE RAJA - Mostly instrumental fusion with Fripp influences.
EXODE - Great release of 70's style French progressive groups like Ange and Mona Lisa. Female vocals, flute, mellotron etc…
EXPERIENCE - Originally released as a double LP in 1970 this has sort of a Arzachel feel to it. It's an experience!
EYE TO EYE - Ex-ADN prog rock with a heavy Marillion influence with some Pink Floyd moves as well. http://www.myspace.com/eye2eyeband
FALL OF SAIGON - Mimalistic trio led by Pascal Comelade. This includes the self-titled release from 1983 as well as 7 bonus tracks. http://mutant-sounds.blogspot.com/2007/06/fall-of-saigon-stmpl1983france.html
FATON CAHEN, FRANCOIS - Zao jazz keyboradist.
FENNEC, JEAN LE - 1969 wacked-out progressive psych with all sorts of electronics, noises and voices. Nothing like it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2QLClWjXFc&feature=related
FERRER, NINO - Primitive French prog with mellotron.
FILLE QUI MOUSSE - Underground free rock.
FOLKDOVE - Beautiful male/female vocal French folk rarity from 1975. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO4CHV8N7tA
FORGAS - Fusion rock. http://www.myspace.com/forgasfusion
FORGAS BAND PHENOMENA - Instrumental jazz rock. http://www.myspace.com/forgasbandphenomena
FRANTZ - Concept prog with wonderful organ and female voice.
FRED & CO. - Fusion rock.
FUBU - Celtic rock.
FUSION PROJECT, THE - Name says it all. Nice symphonic fusion performed by an all-star line-up.
GAUTHIER, PATRICK - Killer instrumental prog/fusion album from 1981 by Heldon/Magma/Weidorje keyboardist. http://www.myspace.com/luoluein
GENS DE LA LUNE - Third release by this Ange-like group formed by ex-Ange Francis Decamps. Fantastic! https://myspace.com/gensdelalune/music/songs
GENTILS, MICHEL - Solo acoustic guitar similar to Anthony Phillips. Fantastic!
GEPETTO - Debut album of symph/prog with influences ranging from Genesis to Mostly Autumn to Tai Phong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ukMwXdKq3k
GHOST RHYTHMS - Amazing instrumental prog/jazz/avant prog with keys, accordion, flute, clarinet, cello, sax, trumpet, violin, guitar, bass and percussion. A must hear! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq41EF4Mpiw
GIANT - 1972 jazz rock/big band album that was also released as Janko Nilovic - Rythmes Contemporains a few years later. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWKM4fmZLSc
GOUDE, JEAN-PHILIPPE - Wonderful instrumental 1980 Weidorje spinoff. Mix of Zeuhl, prog and jazz. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P9xYKYYATc
GOZZO ZOO - Jazz rock.
GRANCHER, PHILIPPE - Mainly composed using piano and synths this has a striking similarity to the first Clearlight album. From 1977.
GRANDJACQUES - Young band from Bordeaux that blends prog (Ange) with post-rock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-zcV6abZQY
GRAND NEBULEUX LE ET LES LAVEURS DE CONSCIENECES, LE - Prog/jazz from 1978.
GREEN SPACE - Got lucky and found a small stash of this long out of print progressive work in Ange style.
GRÜNBLATT, GEORGES - 1980 and only release by French multi-instrumentalist who combines prog with electronic music. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ZVDEHi-8xPJFp_A-aW0NA
GWELTAZ - Mixes traditional folk with progressive.
HAAS, DANIEL & YVES HASSELMANN - Ange/Travelling connected.
HALLOWEEN - Dark prog/symph on Part One and Laz whereas Merlin is a classical rock masterpiece! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6iqY8gHAqOgMjNyya-UTlQ
HECENIA - Excellent symphonic progressive a la Tiemko.
HEDAYAT, DASHIELL - Trippy album from 1971 by French poet and author. Features just about the entire Gong family at that time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM1gROzHBKQ
HELDON - Electronic/prog led by Richard Pinhas. http://www.myspace.com/heldonpinhas
HIMALIA - Jazz rock influenced by Weather Report, Soft Machine and Gong.
HONEYELK - Classic zeuhlish prog from 1979.
HORDE CATALATIQUE POUR LA FIN - Rare Futura label avant garde.
HORRIFIC CHILD - Completely wacked-out prog classic from 1976. http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=27072
HYPERION - Ten instrumental tracks by French multi-instrumentalist Olivier Freche. Sometimes hypnotically dreamy and other times symphonic, ethnic and electro.
IMAGO - 1978 rock and folk with acoustic and electric instrumental parts.
INNERMOST - Instrumental blend of electronic and world music. Really great! http://www.myspace.com/innermost07
IRIS - 1972 album close to Ange and Mona Lisa and highlighted by swirling organ. A classic from the early French prog scene! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUh5jHcxQKc
JACK DUPON - Blend of prog, rock and avant garde with some long tracks. Some of the most unique pieces of work I have ever heard! http://www.myspace.com/jackdupon
JADE - Title says it all!
JANEYRAND, GILLES - Soft symphonic with nice orchestral arrangements and mellotron.
JARRE, JEAN MICHEL
JEFF - 1978 delicate folk with acoustic guitars, flute, xylophone, contrabass and various percussion.
JUKE - Stunning prog/space rock that sounds like early Pink Floyd, Pulsar and Far East Family Band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGCirtCMYK8 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xuL3gHFFo0
KAD - Kadwaladyr with a now shortened name. Great!
KALMOS - Instrumental electronic/symphonic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfyu7HpfZTk
KASSOU - Instrumental piano very intimate and full of sensitivity.
KC - Instrumental guitar fuzz fusion. King Crimson meets Heldon. http://www.myspace.com/kcmaldoror
KLIMPEREI - Blend of avant garde and minimalistic sounds.
KOMINTERN - Post-Red Noise political prog/RIO from 1971. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHo8sgBaOdA
KOROVA - Very eclectic concept album with hidden influences of Can, Etron Fou, Magma and maybe even Genesis. Very unique and very good!
KWOON - Stunning melancholy symphonic that is just pure beauty. Recommended!
L'ANGE VERT - Celtic rock.
L'ESCOUADE - Beautiful symph/prog/folk that reminds me of Harmonium and Jacques Tom Rivet (Pollen). Recommended! http://www.myspace.com/lescouademusique
LABORATOR - Instrumental three piece (keys, drums & guitar/bass) symph/prog with bits of fusion. Great! http://www.myspace.com/laborator
LAC PLACIDE - Private symph/prog work with female vocals. Maybe a cross between Pink Floyd and the last few efforts by Ange. http://www.myspace.com/lacplacide
LADY WITH THE MONKEY, THE - Amazing instrumental prog/cinematic/jazz album by this French band related to Ghost Rhythms. https://ladywith.bandcamp.com/releases
LAMOUR - Minimalistic electronics & jazz.
LANNHUEL, MANUEL - Electric acid folk concept album.
LARD FREE - Gilbert Artman-led 70's krautrock, jazz and avant garde. http://www.myspace.com/saindouxlibre
LAZARO - Heavy neo prog with guests such as Jordan Rudess (Dream Theatre), Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds) and Damien Schmitt (Jean-Luc Ponty). http://www.myspace.com/michelazaro
LAZULI - Wonderful mix of progressive and world music. Highly recommended! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv8jkjazjAMC6SkCovbLQvw
LEBOCAL - Creative jazz with the energy of rock and featuring a tremendous brass section. Amazing stuff! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9fbk1e820g
LEMAIRE, STEPHANE - Keyboardist of the reformed Moving Gelatine Plates with albums that sound like a cross between Steve Reich and Magma. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7On_XQIAXE
LENFANT DE DAGOBERT, PHILIPPE - Electronic music.
LEO PROJECT - Great Winds release of instrumental jazz rock. http://www.myspace.com/leoproject
LIGERTWOOD & CO., ALEX - Pre-Troc jazz rock.
LOCAL 7 - Instrumental progressive rock. Sometimes symphonic and other times heavy but always good.
LOO, ALAN - Nice instrumental music that brings to mind early Edhels of J.P. Boffo.
LOOMINGS - Avant garde/RIO/prog band that’s for Magma, Henry Cow and Zappa fans. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXLfea6oDpsX_njB2I0B-Cg/featured
LORD SINCLAIR - Arco Frisbass-related (Fabrice Chouette) album that has more in common with Ange musically. https://soundcloud.com/petit-champeaux-prod/sets/lord-sinclair
LOUVETON, JEAN PIERRE - Solo album by the leader and brains behind Nemo. Nice! https://myspace.com/jplouveton/music/songs
LORD OF MUSHROOMS - On par with groups like IZZ, Spock's Beard and Echolyn.
LOREAU, BERTRAND - Like Vangelis & Tangerine Dream. http://www.bertrandloreau.com/
LORENZINI, MIMI - Jazz rock.
LUTTUN, PHILIPPE - Massive symphonic work with metal overtones that is based on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBR8APlOgaE
M.O.T.U.S. - Obscure prog from 1972 with some rock and jazz moves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6lwXPCPC3k
MADRIGAL - Prog with a bit of a hard edge at times. Maybe Queen meets Yes.
MAESTRACCI, JACKY - Multi-instrumentalist displaying a splendid collection of symphonic pieces.
MAGDALITH - Experimental work wrapped around the fantastic vocals of Magdalith.
MAGMA - The masters of Zeuhl/prog. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxaq14IkTcaE5o6z21GdS2A
MAGNESIS - Symph/prog comparable to Ange & Marillion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CpU1xOmfDc
MAHOGANY BRAIN - Avant garde projects from 1971 & 1972.
MAILLET, FREDERIC - Synthesizer music.
MALICORNE - Well-known folk.
MALON - 1972 psych/prog with fuzz guitar, organ.
MANDEL, MICHEL - Complex RIO rock using mostly clarinets and saxophones.
MANSET, GERARD - Mystical iconic figure in French music these are his 1st and 3rd albums from 1968 & 1970. Quite amazing symphonic works. You can read more here http://www.rfimusique.com/siteEn/biographie/biographie_6036.asp
MARBOSS - Electronica that's heavily influenced by later Kraftwerk. http://www.myspace.com/marboss
MARCOEUR, ALBERT - First four releases spanning 1974-1984 by this French musician/composer of jazz/RIO/avant garde who's been heralded as the French Zappa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1P9SjQfv90
MARGUERITE - Melodic symphonic from 1973.
MARKUSFELD, ALAIN - Great progressive albums from 1970, 1971, 1977 & 1978 by French guitar virtuoso. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGKo0h38KqQ
MASAL - Almost 30 years after the Masal release we have a new one by Jean-Paul Prat and it's right where he left off with great instrumental prog/fusion/zeuhl. http://www.myspace.com/masalmusic
MAT 3 - Soft progressive rarity from 1971.
MENTAT ROUTAGE - Instrumental RIO/jazz rock with Magma, Univers Zero, Zao & Zappa influences. http://www.myspace.com/mentatroutage
MEMORIANCE - Two absolute masterpieces of French prog/symph from 1976 & 1979. Imagine Ange combined with Carpe Diem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHNJrEF945E & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaEQUMnx0x0
METABOLISME - Classic 70's French progressive.
MINEN, ERIC - Ex-Anamorphose, Le Bocal guitarist and here he presents a nice album of guitar landscapes and electronic music. http://www.myspace.com/ericminen
MINIMUM VITAL - Great prog. symph mixed with a touch of medieval music. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBdssRXTG43rOtZBU_4PhrQ
MIRAGE - Very much in the same style as Camel as you would guess.
MOERLEN, BENOÎT - Great instrumental fusion by Pierre Moerlen's Gong and Gongzilla percussionist and is dominated by the marimba playing of Benoît. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CcG2tFLAZI
MOLECULE - Excellent progressive space somewhere between Pink Floyd, Ozric Tentacles and Tangerine Dream.
MONA LISA - One of the best 70's French prog bands. http://www.rock-monalisa.com/
MONUMENT - Psych/rock/prog from 1970 that contains that 60's organ sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZVWJ99F-JU
MOONSATELLITE - Five lengthy tracks of Berlin-school electronic music. Great! http://www.myspace.com/magneticstudio
MORANGE & FORTIER - Ex-Clivege conceptual prog.
MORGLBL - Fusion trio made up of guitar, bass, drums & vocals. Excellent! http://www.myspace.com/morglbl
MOSAIC - Mostly instrumental fusion progressive from 1978. For fans of National Health and Hatfield & The North.
MOTIS - Wonderful prog with celtic and folk influences that uses flute, mellotron, bouzouki, mandolin, acoustic guitars and bass pedals. http://www.myspace.com/motisonline
MOUCTOURIS, PHILIPPE DE - Impressionistic guitar moves
MOULIN, JEAN-FRANCOIS - Similar to some of the works of Vangelis.
MOVING GELATINE PLATES - Great progressive fusion. http://www.myspace.com/movinggelatineprog
MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL - Guitar driven acid rock.
MUSICA ELETTRONICA VIVA - Experimental electronic jazz.
MUSIQUE NOISE - Almost three decades after their debut, this Zeuhl band is back with a follow-up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q_dyuQjl8o
MUSIQUES ELECTRONIQUES EN FRANCE. 1974 - 1984 - Heldon, Camizole, Richard Pinhas, Verto, Lard Free, Video-Adventures, Pascal Comelade/David Cunningham, Pascal Comelade/Victor Nubla.
MYRDHIN - One of the best harp players in the world.
MYSTER MOBIUS - Instrumental fusion rock. Wild stuff! http://www.myspace.com/mystermobius
MYSTERE MAN - Heavy symphonic with crunchy guitars and French vocals.
NADAVATI - Little known jazz rock album originally released back in 1978. A long lost gem! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOk23YWFMmA&list=PL459C22993038DFB1
NAOS - In the style of Mona Lisa and Ange.
NARR - Like a mix of Pulsar and Nebelnest. Very good! http://www.myspace.com/odravyel
NEBELNEST - Hints of Shylock, Crimson & Magma.
NEGATIVE ZONE - Wonderful musical journey in the style of Pink Floyd.
NEGRA LINEA - Mystical and seductive blend of female voices, percussion, saxophones, guitars and accordions. Fantastic!
NEMO - Very good heavy symphonic rock. http://www.myspace.com/prognemo
NEMO - French super group that released these two albums and a 7” single of prog/jazz rock/fusion/funk and then disappeared. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-DgTmSXIhQ&list=PLGkeRiGAYgasATIk_qMMD8vvtlYXx_XOE & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ir5x3xYLL4
NEO - 1980 instrumental prog/symph with guitar, sax, bass, drums, percussion & key and musically not far from Carpe Diem. Excellent!
NEOM - Great new Zeuhl ensemble following in the footsteps of Magma. http://www.myspace.com/neomgroup
NEW VIOLIN SUMMIT - Live at the 1971 Berlin jazz festival with Jean Luc Ponty, Wolfgang Dauner, Terje Rypdal, Michal Urbaniak & Robert Wyatt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwrCAXIB7oQ
NEWTONE EXPERIENCE - Trio with two guitarists & a tabla player. Long tracks
NIGHT RIDER - Hard edged progressive.
NIL - Hot mainly instrumental prog rock with occasional male/female vocals.
NINE SKIES - Debut album by band from Nice that sounds close to Pink Floyd, Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree. Great start to a hopefully long music career! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WxDdAenxso&t=2153s
NNECRA PACKE - Brings to mind Djam Karet, King Crimson and early Pink Floyd. Excellent!
NOA - Classic Zeuhl from 1980 with wonderful flute, sax and female vocalist.
NOETRA - Excellent instrumental chamber/prog/jazz/Canterbury group led by guitarist Jean Lapouge. http://www.jeanlapouge.com/discographie.html
NORTHWINDS - Gothic metal to melodic eastern prog rock on the Black Widow label.
NOUVELLES LECTURES COSMOPOLITES, LES (NLC) - Neo-classical. http://www.myspace.com/nouvelleslecturescosmopolites
NUANCE - Rare private pressing similar to Ange, Mona Lisa and the like.
NYL - Post-Cheval Fou prog/space rock from 1976 and originally released on the same label as Heldon (Urus Records). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsjxW-8b9bw
OCARINAH - Instrumental keyboard prog masterpiece in Egg style. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BRlM_WBayE
ODYSSEY - Aether, Conzorzio Acqua Potabile (C.A.P.), Glass Hammer, Minimum Vital, Nathan Mahl, Nexus, Simon Says and XII Alfonso.
OHRESSER, GUY - Jazz rock
OISEAU RARE - Blends jazz rock with progressive with great flute parts.
OLYAM - Electronic music with a slight progressive edge.
OMEGA PLUS - From 1969 featuring Claude Engel. Great side long track recorded live.
OMETAXALIA ET BUCCI - Concept album with Janick Top. Similar to E. Booz.
ONE SHOT - Members of the current Magma line-up. High energy jazz, Zeuhl and RIO. http://www.myspace.com/oneshotrock
ONIRIS - Wonderful 70's progressive with Ange, Mona Lisa and Arachnoid like sounds.
OORT - Symph/prog with female vocals, spacey keys and flute reminiscent of Pulsar, Ange and Marillion. http://www.myspace.com/oortprog
OPALE - Beautiful progressive with a folk slant.
OPHIUCUS - 1971 & 1973 albums by unique folk/prog/psych band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS4scwdzp_Y & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eHxW9MSsg4
OPRAM - Outstanding symph/prog that reminds me of Ange, Pollen and Lazuli with slight heavier edge. http://www.myspace.com/opram
ORENDA - Concept prog/prog metal project. www.myspace.com/progorenda
ORION - Previously unreleased 2nd album by this great French prog band that was recorded back in the early 80's. Includes 4 previously unreleased live tracks. La Face Visible is an excellent new concept album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-73mD8-DiA & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra9OmOGPHq0
ORION 2.0 - Slight name change from Orion but still with a nice prog/symph sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKhEvQRTEhs
ORTS PROJECT & ZARA ANGEL, REMI - Symph/prog with nice female vocals. Close to Magenta, Kara & Mostly Autumn. http://www.myspace.com/remiortsproject
ORVALIANS, THE - Band formed by 3 members of Rhun that blend new progressive with Zeuhl with an excellent result. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS9waPEEt7k
OSE - 1978 electronic/prog classic by Richard Pinhas & Hervé Picart featuring a plethora of vintage Moog sounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7YP4-MiOas
OSM'OZ - Private pressings of Pink Floyd inspired symph/prog with female vocals.
OSMOSIS - Heavy space/psychedelic rock led by multi-insytumrentalist Stephane Alguemi. Close to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_00KiiRzRg
OUIJA - Prog trio (vocals/bass, guitar/guitar synths, drums) that blends the heavy (King Crimson, Riverside, Tool) with spacey electronics and bits of symphonic. Nice debut! http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-oQgyQid8-LgASrkAeiMdw
OUST LOUBA - Unique album that shifts between classical, jazz and canterbury with a certain degree of mysticism
OUTSIDE - If you like IQ & Marillion then these are for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjMu1TJe6Dc
PARRENIN, EMMANUELLE - Classic folk from 1977. http://www.myspace.com/lavraieemmanuelleparrenin
PATCH WORK MUSIC - As the title states, this is electronic.
PATH THROUGH THE MIST - Excellent symphonic work with loads of dark and ambient sounds. http://www.myspace.com/paththroughthemist
PAYSSAN, JEAN-LUC - Half of Vital Duo and Minimum Vital guitarist. Guests include his twin brother Thierry and vocalist Sonia Nedelec
PAYSSAN, THIERRY - Solo album by Minimam Vital keyboardist. Contains some beautiful piano and synth work. http://www.myspace.com/minimumvital
PEARLS OF SWINES - Concept album on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Dark, complex music with synths weaving in and out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_lWJFVmXAs
PENTACLE - 1975 masterpiece of symph/prog. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=991
PERCEPTION (AND FRIENDS) - Pre-Zao combination of experimental music & jazz rock. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZABs9mdTZU
PETITGIRARD, LAURENT - Progressive jazz from 1973.
PHAESIS - Floyd inspired.
PHILHARMONIE - For fans of Crimson/R. Fripp.
PHYSALIA - Private release of heavy prog like a mix of Riverside and Ange. http://www.myspace.com/groupephysalia
PILIERE, GUILLAUME DE LA - Lead axeman of Versailles and Mona Lisa. Excellent solo works! http://www.guillaumedelapiliere.com/accueil_en.html
PINHAS, RICHARD - Electronic music by the brains behind Heldon. https://myspace.com/richardpinhas/music/songs
PINHAS, RICHARD/MAURICE DANTEC
PINHAS, RICHARD/PETER FROHMADER
PINHAS, RICHARD & MERZBOW
PINIOL - Debut album of this amalgamation of bands Poil and Ni so as you can imagine the end result is a wonderful work of avant rock, Zeuhl and prog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0akVLJYpeoY
PLAT DU JOUR - Legendary French prog/Zeuhl/avant rock album from 1977. 1st time on CD! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejI3DiyxSqo
POCHE A SONS, LA - Instrumental jazz/RIO made up of clarinet, trombone, drums and double bass. http://www.myspace.com/lapocheasons
POIL - Third release by this zany French prog/RIO trio. http://poil.bandcamp.com/album/brossaklitt
POP INSTRUMENTAL DE FRANCE - Classical complex concept prog from 1971.
POST IMAGE - Uppsala's rhythm section performing fusion influenced by Miles Davis.
PRAT, JEAN-PAUL - Magma/Weidorje-like instrumental work from 1982. Desnudo is a solo piano album. http://www.myspace.com/masalmusic
PRIAM - Outstanding instrumental prog fusion.
PROGRESSION BY FAILURE - Instrumental symph/prog of the highest order and features some wonderful keyboard work. http://www.myspace.com/progressionbyfailure
PSEU - Zeuhl work recorded in 1981 & 1982 but not released until 2004. Musically very close to Magma with a dose of Ange. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtav3yk9mGE
PTOSE - Known as the French "Residents".
PULSAR - Killer dark, mellotron-laden prog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipI_BPLyPXM
PUZZLE KING - Nice debut concept album by this 70's Ange-sounding group. http://www.myspace.com/puzzlekingmusic
QANTUM - Fantastic symph/prog in Ange/Mona Lisa direction. http://www.tousenlive.com/qantum
QUADRA - Great new French band in Ange, Atoll and Mona Lisa style with a modern twist.
RAHMANN - Brilliant instrumental progressive with some Asian influences and sometimes quite close to Magma. http://www.myspace.com/rahmannzeuhl
RAISON DE PLUS - Pulsar inspired group.
RARA AVIS IN TERRIS - Mostly instrumental symphonic rock. Nice!
RAUX & HAMSA, RICHARD - Progressive jazz rock from 1975.
RENARD, ERIC - Instrumental symphonic music that brings to mind some of Mike Oldfield's works.
REVE GENERAL - Post-Volapuk RIO band made up of two violins, two cellos, two guitars and drums and was recorded live. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qdUZy1HJC8
RHUN - Debut album by this heavily Magma influenced band with a touch of RIO here and there. http://rhunmusic.bandcamp.com/
RIALZU - Mega-rare and stunning Corsican prog, zeuhl and canterbury from 1978. http://alain.lebon4.free.fr/soleil/sons-gb.html
RICHET, CHRISTIAN - Electronic music. http://www.myspace.com/christianrichet
RIO, LEYLA FON - Instrumental prog/electronic/jazz with a quite mystical & dark feel. Very good! http://www.myspace.com/leylafonrio
RIPAILLE - Symph/prog & folk classic from 1977. http://www.myspace.com/ripailleprog
ROCHE - Light symphonic
ROS, BERNARD - Philharmonie guitarist with an instrumental album built around dreamy guitar landscapes and loops with an occasional fusion outburst. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEHZneWDaCk
ROSE (GROUP), DAVID - Transit Express violinist. Excellent fusion Brand X style.
ROSSA, LA - Fantastic prog from 1983 and like VDGG. Great piano! http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2027
RYKIEL, JEAN PHILIPPE - Compilation by blind keyboardist Rykiel that sounds like some of Jon & Vangelis' works and features Jon Anderson singing "Close To You". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5x3HnA2-VM
SAELIG OYA - Young French prog band led by the amazing vocals of Helene Pean, Fantastic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjqhd99UyPg
SAENS - Formerly Sens. Excellent symphonic as their first.
SAGA DE RAGNAR LODBROCK - Prog rock with wild vocals a la Emmanuel Booz.
SAÏNO - 1982 and first of two albums by instrumental prog/jazz rock/fusion band. https://soundcloud.com/user-200999552/saino
SAQQARAH - Great progressive concept albums and if you like Marillion & Collage then these are essential. http://www.myspace.com/saqqarahmusic
SANDROSE - Masterful 1972 post-Eden Rose mellotron prog. https://myspace.com/sandrosefrprog/music/songs
SARCASME - 70's style prog rock by this band made up of 2 guitarists, bass, drums and flute. Ange, Pink Floyd and even Deep Purple influences. http://www.myspace.com/sarcasme
SCHERZOO - Instrumemtal prog/fusion/Zeuhl with Francois Thollot on drums. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6anNvWD06W0
SCHIZOPHONIA - Found a few copies of this long out of print symphonic/prog work with lots of lush keyboards and biting guitar. Nice!
SCHNEIDER, FRED - Post Fred & Co. instrumental jazz fusion. Very good! http://www.myspace.com/fredguyschneider
SKORNIK, GUY - Obscure French poetic symphonic/prog/folk/pop/psych work from 1970. A long lost gem rediscovered! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBcT92xlfqc
SEAMUS - Wonderful dark progressive in Magma, Pulsar, VDGG, Crimson and Univers Zero style.
SEBKHA-CHOTT - Very unique album that switches from prog to fusion to prog metal to jazz to even reggae. Recommended! http://www.myspace.com/sebkhachott
SEFFER, DEBORA - Excellent violin-led symphonic/jazz by the daughter of Yochk'o.
SEFFER, YOCHK'O - Of Magma & Zao notoriety. http://www.myspace.com/yochkoseffer
SELTAE BEAT - Sci-fi prog with a Pink Floyd touch.
SENSITIVE TO LIGHT - Saens offshoot displaying some fantastic symph/prog with great female vocal work by Jenny Lewis.
SETNA - Wonderful prog/zeuhl/atmospheric release with crystal clear female vocals and hints of Magma. Recommended! http://www.myspace.com/setnasesame
SEVEN REIZH - Those who like Iona, Clannad and XII Alfonso will enjoy these. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JgTA0lv_J4 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCxGwWOhMtQ
SHALLAMANDI, PETER - Stunning medieval and mystical concept album that brings to mind Seven Reizh, XII Alfonso and Mike Oldfield. Features Francis Moze (Magma) and the crystal clear voice of Sarah Trutet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCDFdRhormk
SHANNON - Mixes rock, jazz & Celtic folk.
SHUB NIGGURATH - Magma/Present/Univers Zero influenced. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=810
SHYLOCK - Brilliant 70's Crimsonish prog with long tracks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QKY5VSX1IU & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvnouiuqiH4
SIIILK - Pulsar-related concept album that takes the listener from the lowlands of Flanders thru the Himalayas and on through India. Super! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z57_QhYijGs
SILVER LINING - Narrative progressive/symphonic concept album with violin in the lead. Great!
SIXTING MUSIC, THE - 70's Pink Floyd tribute album. Has to be the earliest Floyd tribute effort!
SKEEM - Solid neo prog in the IQ/Pallas/Pendragon mold. https://myspace.com/skeemproject/music/songs
SKORNIK, GUY - Very obscure 70's prog rock from this unheralded artist.
SKRYVANIA - Mega-rare 70's progressive in Genesis mold. Finally available again after years of being out of print.
SO & CO - Dark & heavy prog/psych from 1975.
SOFT RAINS/STONE FROM THE SKY - Split CD between two instrumental post-rock/ambient/stoner rock groups. Nice! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PafuDM75Mg
SOMBRE REPTILE - Instrumental prog rock that reflects Djam Karet. Great! http://www.myspace.com/streamsombrereptile
SOURDELINE - Stunning French folk from 1976 & 1977. http://www.myspace.com/sourdeline
SPACE - Electronica from 1977. http://www.music.com/release/deliverance/6/
SPEED LIMIT - 70's jazz rock with a symphonic feeling. If you like Zao then you will like these too. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3754
SPHEROE - Instrumental jazz rock from 1978. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2223
SPHIN'X - Unique blend of prog and space. Hard to pin down but is very enjoyable. http://www.myspace.com/sphin_x
SPLEEN ARCANA - Great new prog band that has melancholy and intense passages amid the lengthy tracks. Reference Marillion, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree. http://www.myspace.com/spleenarcana
STABAT AKISH - 2nd album by nutty Zappaesque band with RIO and jazzy outbreaks. Crazy but very good! http://www.myspace.com/stabatakish
STEREOSCOPE - 2nd project by the Black Noodle Project fellas and again in the Pink Floyd direction.
STEP AHEAD - 1982 masterpiece of progressive that sounds more English than French. Very much like Yes and one of the best cover paintings ever. Essential! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwMwvVe0c1U & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvvnCbKLUJQ
STEVEGANE PROJECT - 5 lengthy tracks of Pink Floyd & Mike Oldfield inspired guitar dominated, dreamy prog. Great! http://www.myspace.com/steveganeproject
STONEHENGE - Super symphonic concept album that flew under the radar when it was released in 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbEJSLRiU8U&feature=youtu.be
STORIES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT, THE - The Samurai Of Prog, Glass Hammer, Karda Estra, Unitopia, Simon Says, Jinetes Negros, Blank Manuskript, La Coscienza Di Zeno, Guy Le Blanc, Ars Ephemera, Attilio Perrone, Ciccada, D'Accord, Sithonia, Daal, Kate, Nexus, Safara, Aether, Goad
STPO, LA - Band's 7th album and probably their most progressive work where they blend prog with electronic and avant garde. Very good! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sJEm-oKkAc
STRAVE (SERGE BRINGOLF) - 1st & 2nd albums from 1980 & 1981 of jazzy Zeuhl music by drummer Serge Bringold and crew. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=5165 and http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=26960
STS (SALMIERI TOP SEVA) - Instrumental jazz fusion with Jannick Top leading the way.
SUBVERSION - 1976 and only release by prog/jazz rock/fusion band. Another sad case of one and done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU6bGqfXZOM
SURYA - Also going under the name of Didier Lockwood - Surya and released in 1980, this is great violin-led instrumental jazz fusion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fva-WgVWLUg
SUZAN - Solo album by Gens De La Lune vocalist/percussionist. Features some really great accordion throughout.
SYNTHESIS - Dream-team jazz rock formation from 1976 with Didier Lockwood, Andre Ceccarelli, Francois Jenneau, Ivan Jullien, Marc Chantereau and a host of others.
SYNOPSIS - Similar to Ange & Mona Lisa.
SYRINX - Wonderful instrumental progressive in which acoustic guitar and rhthym section stand out. Recommended! http://www.myspace.com/levingtiemecercle
SZAJNER, BERNARD - 1980 & 1981 albums by electronic/ambient/experimental musician from Grenoble. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCukn7bRoKOdvuMZDjYoKj3A
T-BO - Symph/prog in Camel, Focus, Rousseau style with flute, sax, trumpet, keyboards, bass, drums and guitars.
T.PHAN - Post-Tai Phong symph/prog that reminds me quite a bit of Tai Phong mixed with Camel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQoSo7rfTBM
TAAL - Excellent symphonic rock with violin. http://www.myspace.com/taalband
TAÏ PHONG - Classic half French/half Vietnamese prog/symph with amazing vocal harmonies. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzaFifD72k_0VnxOF1GYvIQ
TANGERINE - Wonderful 70's prog/folk.
TARENTULE - Folk music a la Malicorne.
TEKNICOLOR - Completely instrumental music that is very dreamlike and melodious.
TERPANDRE - Instrumental prog with symphonic & romantic compositions from 1981. Great! http://www.myspace.com/terpandre81
THALASSA - Obscure French prog/symph private album from 1982 that has a Step Ahead & Genesis vibe to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6IZVtde0Es
THEMBI - Dreamy electronic with a slice of electronica. Gorgeous stuff! http://www.myspace.com/thembimusic
THEORIE DES CORDES, LA - Super instrumental jazz rock/prog. Recommended!
THOLLOT, FRANCOIS - For fans of Present & Univers Zero.
THORK - Prog rock with solid guitar and keyboards throughout. Related to Nil. www.myspace.com/thorkmusic
TIEMKO - Powerful progressive rock trio.
TORNAOD - Band from Brittany with their 3rd album of Celtic prog, folk and metal. https://myspace.com/tornaod/music/songs
TOTAL ISSUE - Fantastic progressive rarity from 1971. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu1aURXN4l4
TOULLEC, FRANCOIS & LA BANQUISE - Instrumental blend of classical, jazz and avant garde. http://www.myspace.com/labanquiseenete
TOUPIDEK LIMONADE - Minimalistic avant garde.
TOURBIN, JEAN YVES - Fantastic 70's progressive folk with some Eastern influences.
TRANSIT EXPRESS - Top French mid-70's fusion group. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=3986
TREASURE ISLAND - Another great Musea epic project with Floating State, Nexus and Velvet Desperados. Three 23' + minute tracks!
TREFLE - REFLET (REMASTERED) $18 1978 and only release by Frenc prog/symph band inspired by Pentacle and Ange. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGMIO4h7XMY
TRISTAN, JEAN - Mix of singer/songwriter folk & prog.
TROC - 1972 progressive jazz rock classic with AndrE Ceccarelli, Alex Ligertwood, Jannick Top, Henri Giordano, Claude Engel & Jacky Giraudo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCX4ip5Okp0
TRUST - One of the earliest French prog records (1970) that brings to mind Ange and Dynastie Crisis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPnL8MREquY
UDRAYA - Excellent symphonic with chorale arrangements and French vocals.
ULTIME ATOME - Prog/symph with long tracks and Peter Gabrielish vocals.
UNIT WAIL - Ex-Shub Niggurath instrumental dissonant Zeuhl with Crimson like outbursts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7z8ZmpBnkE
UNIVERIA ZEKT - Back in print again is this Magma offshoot from 1972 with Magma-like sounds as well a jazz.
VAK - Another great Zeuhl release on the Zoleil Zeuhl label. Vak's line-up is guitar, bass, drums, synths, female vocals & flute and reminds me of early Eskaton. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6nJ6_ExQM
VANAY, LAURENCE - 1974 & 1975 prog beauties by the wife (a.k.a. Jacqueline Thibault) of Laurent Thibault. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58QhLH0A_WE & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbRiBWtgOk0
VASCA, JEAN - Rarity from 1975. Wild vocals that remind me a lot of Emmanuel Booz.
VERDEAUX, CYRILLE - Clearlight keyboardist.
VERDEAUX, CYRILLE & BERNARD XOLOTL
VERDEAUX, CYRILLE & PASCAL MENESTREYL
VERSAILLES - Like Ange. Killer!
VIAN, PATRICK - Electronic/progressive gem originally released on the Egg label in 1976. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs9NWwZAdXM&list=PLIYA5cqWmox__6UOMADqa8WjsG4lQvCz0
VIDEO - ADVENTURES - Strange electronic music from 1979-1984 that is deemed a classic by many.
VINCENT, J.C. - Composed by C. Decamps & features some of the top French musicians of the time.
VISITORS - Monster rare French Magma related prog from 1974. http://www.myspace.com/visitorspsychprog
VITAL DUO - Minimum Vital scaled down to a duo but every bit as good.
VOLAPUK - French chamber rock.
VOX NOSTRA - Gorgeous Magma-ish symphonic sung in latin and French and is connected to Eider Stellaire & Magma via guitarist Jean-Claude Delachat. Recommended! https://soundcloud.com/user260490405
WAPASSOU - Chamber prog rock at its best. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd6_p6mB1Po
WEIDORJE - Outstanding progressive in Magma style with Bernard Paganotti, Patrick Gauthier, Michel Ettori and Jean-Philippe Goude. http://www.myspace.com/weidorjezeuhl.
WHITE CHAPEL - Very reminiscent of Ange or Mona Lisa but with a sporadic heavier edge. French vocals.
WIDEMANN, BENOIT - Wonderful album from 1984 by Ex-Magma keyboardist. http://www.widemann.net/wp-en/?page_id=2 and http://www.widemann.net/wp-en/?page_id=15
WLUD - Great keyboard filled prog rock.
WOLFSPRING - Heavy prog work by Nemo creator Jean-Pierre Louveton. Although it has some heavier guitar than Nemo it has some fantastic keyboards and symphonic parts. Great! http://www.myspace.com/wolfspringband
WOOD, ROBERT - World renowned vibraphone player providing a free jazz approach.
WOODS, PHIL & HIS EUROPEAN RHYTHM MACHINE - Instrumental jazz rock from 1970 with lengthy tracks.
WURTEMBERG - Classic prog with piano and flute leading the way.
XAAL - 2nd album in more of a spacey direction than the Crimsony 1st. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2541
XANG - Heavy instrumental prog. Excellent!
XBRAY - Nemo-related project of prog mixed with pop and rock. https://soundcloud.com/jean-pierre-louveton/xbray-ralenti
XII ALFONSO - Beautiful mellow prog/folk/classical rock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLUZwTDHSqg
XING SA - Setna offshoot of Zeuhlish prog fusion. http://www.myspace.com/xingsa
YANG - Ex-Shylock & Philharmonie driving rock in King Crimson and Gordian Knot style.
YOLE - Unique symph/prog with a sometimes dreamy/eastern feel with lots of flute. Quite good!
YVERT, JACQUES - Singer/songwriter prog from 1972.
YVES & SERGE & VICTOR - Extremely rare private folk album from 1975.
Z''UKR - Instrumental prog/post-rock. Excellent! http://www.myspace.com/zukrpostmusic
ZABOITZEFF, THIERRY - Founding member of Art Zoyd. Dark and gloomy ambient music. http://www.myspace.com/thierryzaboitzeff
ZABU - Obscure bluesy prog.
ZANOV - Vinyl reissue only of electronic music.
ZAO - Great fusion! http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1090
ZIGZAG - Magma-related band that was active from 1971-1977 but only managed to push out a 7" single in 1972. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIl4M-hjpl4
ZNR - Avant classical, chamber rock, electronic works from 1976 & 1978. Quite complex but have a beautiful side to them as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qhdxVPK2_k
ZOO - Funky, jazzy, proggy albums from 1969, 1970 & 1972. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18hfuL-fqnw & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3amgIjKr7F4 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_Sr1OqXXZ0
ZOU - Japanese & Industrial musical influences.
ZWOYLD - French band formed in 2013 in Clermont-Ferrand. This is a compilation of their first two releases (200 000 & Zgond) which were previously only available as downloads. Besides the obvious Magma influence, I hear some Carpe Diem and Shylock in them as well. Recommended! https://zwoyld.bandcamp.com/