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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Pedal Giant Animals “Zeitgeist”


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: 2019
Tracklist
1.   Zeitgeist
2.   The Approach
3.   Leaving
4.   Eleventh Hour
5.   Fred's Song
6.   12 Jumps
7.   To Venus (Perelandra Mvt. I, Andante)
8.   The Green Lady (Perelandra Mvt. II, Allegretto con moto)
9.   The Golden Feast (Perelandra Mvt.III, Allegro)
10. Blessed Be He (Perelandra Mvt. IV, Presto)

Line-up
Frank Wyatt (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun): Keyboards
Stan Whitaker (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, Six Element): Guitars and Vocals
Kit Watkins (Happy The Man, Camel): Keyboards
Rick Kennell (Happy The Man): Bass Guitar
Mike Beck (Happy The Man): Percussion
Cliff Fortney (Happy The Man): Vocals
Ron Riddle (Happy The Man, Blue Oyster Cult): Drums
David Rosenthal (Happy The Man): Keyboards
Joe Bergamini (Happy the Man, 4Front): Drums
Bill Plummer: Keyboards
Bill Brasso (Oblivion Sun): Drums
David Hughes (Oblivion Sun): Bass Guitar
Chris Mack: Drums
Peter Princiotto: Orchestration, Bass Guitar, Sitar
Andrew Colyer: Keyboards

Description/Reviews
A new progressive music project, Zeitgeist is a collaborative music endeavor featuring members of the progressive rock bands Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, and the Pedal Giant Animals project. The recording project started out as an idea for a Happy The Man reunion CD, but evolved to include many other musicians so another Pedal Giant Animals project was born.
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Zeitgeist

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Different Light "Binary Suns (Part 1 – Operant Condition)"


Country: Czechia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Progressive Gears
Format: CD, digital
Release date: Autumn 2019
Tracklist
1. Amphibians
   i. Water
   ii. Land
   iii. Sky
   iv. The Message
2. Faith
3. Spectres and Permanent Apparitions
   i. Ataraxia
   ii. Two Shadows
   iii. Small Mercies
   iv. Hand of Providence
   v. BarBrera
   vi. Synestesia
   vii. Midas Gold
4. The Answer
5. Two Faces
6. On the Borderline
   i. Talking to Strangers
   ii. Seduction
   iii. Obdession
   iv. Vindication
   v. Demonic
   vi. Now just go away

Line-up
Trevor Tabone: vocals, keyboards
Petr Lux: guitars, backing vocals
Jirka Matousek: bass guitar
David Filak: drums
   With
Lucy Lux: backing vocals

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Friday, November 8, 2019

The Flower Kings "Waiting For Miracles"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 8, 2019
Tracklist
CD 1
1. House of Cards
2. Black Flag
3. Miracles for America
4. Vertigo
5. The Bridge
6. Ascending to the Stars
7. Wicked Old Symphony
8. The Rebel Circus
9. Sleep With the Enemy
10. The Crowning of Greed

CD 2
1. House of Cards Reprise
2. Spirals
3. Steampunk
4. We Were Always Here
5. Busking at Brobank

Line-up
Roine Stolt
Hasse Fröberg
Jonas Reingold
Zach Kamins (An Endless Sporadic)
Mirko DeMaio (Mind Key)
   With:
Michael Stolt
John "Zach" Dellinger - viola
Paul Cartwright - violin

Media/Samples 
Black Flag

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Voyager "Colours In The Sun"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Progressive Pop Metal
Label: Season Of Mist - SOM533
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 1, 2019
Tracklist
1. Colours
2. Severomance
3. Brightstar
4. Saccharine Dream
5. Entropy
6. Reconnected
7. Now Or Never
8. Sign Of The Times
9. Water Over The Bridge
10. Runaway

Line-up
Daniel Estrin: vocals, keytar
Simone Dow: guitars
Alex Canion: bass, backing vocals
Scott Kay: guitars
Ashley Doodkorte: drums
   With
Einar Solberg (Leprous): vocals (5)

Media/Samples 
Colours
Bandcamp

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Melting Clock "Destinazioni"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
LabelBlack Widow Records - BWR 224
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: October 31, 2019
Tracklist
1. Caleidoscopio (8:23)
2. Banalmente (5:16)
3. Vetro (7:10)
4. Strade Affollate (4:57)
5. L’Occhio dello Sciacallo (2:51)
6. Antares (7:39)
7. Sono Luce (6:40)
8. Quello che Rimane (3:21)
9. Destinazioni (14:59)
10. Alla Corte del Re Cremisi (LP only bonus track) (16:06)

Total Time 77:22

Line-up
Emanuela Vedana: vocals
Simone Caffè: guitars
Stefano Amadei: guitars
Sandro Amadei: keyboards and vocals
Alessandro Bosca: bass
Francesco Fiorito: drums

Description/Reviews
Melting Clock’s style is characterized by evocative and powerful sounds, which aim at immediately capturing the listener - without giving up elements of complexity - and conveying a strong emotional charge. Lyrics are in our mother tongue, Italian.

DESTINATIONI develops the theme of travel in all its meanings. The dreamlike flavor of "Antares" contrasts with the harsh denunciation of society in "L’Occhio dello Sciacallo" and "Banalmente"; the suffocating alienation of "Vetro" dissolves in the redemption of "Strade Affollate"; "Caleidoscopio" and "Sono Luce" explore different facets of the inner journey, while "Destinationi" is a metaphor for the cyclical nature of Time. The journey of DESTINATIONI is characterized by sounds recalling the contemporary progressive scene in an original and creative way, with elements ranging from its more symphonic side to psychedelic rock and hints at acoustic or aggressive passages.
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Caleidoscopio
Trailer

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Jan Akkerman "Close Beauty"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelMascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Spiritual Privacy (Sunset Tango)
2. Beyond The Horizon
3. Reunion
4. Close Beauty
5. Retrospection (Emotional Debris-The Power Behind The Throne-Hear The Trees Whistle For The Dog-Euridice)
6. Passagaglia
7. Tommy's Anniversary
8. Don Giovanni
9. Meanwhile in St. Tropez
10. French Pride
11. Fromage
12. Good Body Every Evening

Line-up
Jan Akkerman (Focus, Brainbox) - guitars
Marijn van den Berg - drums
David De Marez Oyens - bass
Coen Molenaar - keyboards

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Bandcamp

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Alcest "Spiritual Instinct"


Country: France
Genre(s)Post Rock/Metal
LabelNuclear Blast
FormatCD, vinyl, digital, cassette
Release date: October 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Les jardins de minuit (7:53)
2. Protection (5:49)
3. Sapphire (5:00)
4. L'île des morts (9:04)
5. Le miroir (5:31)
6. Spiritual Instinct (7:42)

Total Time 40:59

Line-up
Neige : guitars, bass, synths, vocals
Winterhalter : drums

Media/Samples 
Protection 

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