Prog Spectrum (Beta)

The prog spectrum is an attempt to categorize the whole body of prog music in a meaningful way. Many of the categories are really broad and inclusive, some others are rather specific. The latter are included for historic reasons. Genres like RPI, Krautrock and Zeuhl are so well established that it simply would not make any sense to ignore them. The genres are listed in a particular order which attempts to make sense both in a chronological and stylistic way, grouping similar categories together. This only works to some extent of course, there is no perfect solution.
Proto (7)
Space (3430)
Psych (977)
Indo (195)
Raga (7)
Avant (2728)
Krautrock (1040)
Zeuhl (251)
Jazz Rock (588)
Fusion (3416)
Folk (1800)
Symphonic (2458)
RPI (958)
Art (2308)
Electronic (2740)
Heavy (2017)
Melodic (294)
Pop (866)
Neo (2333)
Post Rock (2289)
Metal (4346)
Post Metal (2096)

Symphonic (2458)


Some of the most iconic prog rock releases go here, including those by Yes and Genesis. Here "symphonic" refers to the use of textural instruments like the mellotron and early synthesizers.