Ironic survey results at Ghostland

I find the survey results at Ghostland rather curious: a large plurarity of those surveyed indicate that “complexity” is the element that most attracts them to progressive rock, yet companies such as InsideOut Music and Magna Carta - hardly companies known for releasing particularly complex or intricate music - top the list of “favorite labels”. Further, the overall vibe one gets is that of a group of fans that appreciates traditional symphonic prog, neo-prog and prog-metal more than anything else.

One wonders, then: if these particular fans are so attracted to musical complexity, what turns them away from the more avant-garde forms of progressive rock? Why are they content with traditional symphonic prog and neo-prog, which, while more musically intricate than your typical pop music, I suppose, are often far from truly “complex”?


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