Azigza, by Azigza (2000): One of progressive rock's defining characteristics is the incorporation (or appropriation, depending on your point of view) of ideas from other musical genres, from classical music to jazz to avant garde. In the modern scene, it makes sense that one of the influences to be absorbed would be world music, which is what sets Azigza apart from the pack. They incorporate lots of eastern sounds and rhythms (the band has 3 - count 'em! - percussionists) with some really interesting guitar work and strong female vocals. It's distinctive and engaging. And, I have to say, one of the few prog albums I own that the girlfriend actually seems to like, due to the lack of electronics involved.