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Friday, January 25, 2019

Mono "Nowhere Now Here"


Country: Japan
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Rock
Label: Pelagic Records (EU), Temporary Residence (NA, Asia)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: January 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. God Bless
2. After You Comes the Flood
3. Breathe
4. Nowhere, Now Here
5. Far and Further
6. Sorrow
7. Parting
8. Meet Us Where the Night Ends
9. Funeral Song
10. Vanishing, Vanishing Maybe

Line-up
Takaakira 'Taka' Goto - guitar
Tamaki - bass, vocal (3)
Yoda - guitar
Dahm Majuri Cipolla - drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Ed Wynne "Shimmer into Nature"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Space Rock
Label: Kscope - KSCOPE627/ KSCOPE1004
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: January 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. Glass Staircase (8:02)
2. Travel Dust (8:32)
3. Oddplonk (8:06)
4. Shim (7:49)
5. Wherble (10:21)

Total Time 42:50

Line-up
Ed Wynne (Ozric Tentacles, Nodens Ictus) - Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Drum Programming, Synths, Bass & Acoustic Fretless Bass 
Tom Brooks - Bubbles
Paul Hankin & Neil Longhurst - Percussion
Natan Mantis - Blip Flippery
Silas Neptune - Nature Sounds

Media/Samples 
Trailer
Shim  

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Pedal Giant Animals “Zeitgeist”


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: 2018
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.
Media/Samples
Zeitgeist

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Atlas:Empire "The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 7, 2018
Tracklist
1. As Yet Unwritten
2. Diminishing Returns
3. It’s All In The Reflexes
4. The Moment We Were Exploding
5. Gethsemane
6. The Entire of History You
7. Hostess
8. The Year of The Four Emperors
9. Our Hands Part The Waves
10. Cenotaphs

Line-up
Steven Gillies
Jamie Sturt
Robert Hasebe
   With
Ben Montgomery - Drums

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Gethsemane 

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Roine Stolt's The Flower King "Manifesto Of An Alchemist"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Rainsong
2. Lost America
3. Ze Pawns
4. High Road
5. Rio Grande
6. Next to a Hurricane
7. The Alchemist
8. Baby Angels
9. Six Thirty Wake-Up
10. The Spell of Money

Line-up
Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, Agents of Mercy, The Sea Within, Kaipa)
Jones (aka Jonas) Reingold (Karmakanic, Agents of Mercy, Kaipa, An Endless Sporadic)
Hans "Hasse" Fröberg
Michael Stolt
   With:
Marco Minnemann (The Sea Within, The Mute Gods, The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson)
Max Lorentz (Kaipa da Capo)
Zach Kamins (An Endless Sporadic)
Rob Townsend (Family, Steve Hackett)
Nad Sylvan (Unifaun, Agents of Mercy, Steve Hackett)

Media/Samples
Lost America











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In The Woods... "Cease The Day"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive/Avant/Doom/Black Metal
Label: Debemur Morti Productions - DMP0166
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
01. Empty Streets
02. Substance Vortex
03. Respect My Solitude
04. Cloud Seeder
05. Still Yearning
06. Strike Up With The Dawn
07. Transcending Yesterdays
08. Cease The Day

Line-up
James Fogarty - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys
Bernt Sørensen - Guitars
Anders Kobro - Drums
   With
Kåre Sletteberg - Lead Guitar (2), Acoustic Guitar

Description/Reviews
Continuing to refine and perfect their sound while ever expanding it in new directions, “Cease the Day” is a powerful and kaleidoscopic effort. A thunderous undercurrent of melodic riffing drives these songs forward, elements of doom, death, and progressive metal all coming together to form a cohesive whole.

Chilling ambience, psychedelia, avant-garde, and deep soaring vocals ebb and flow to craft a unique sound that truly must be heard to be believed, all before crushing the listener with the band’s most extreme moments since their debut “Heart of the Ages”.
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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Lizard "Half-Live"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelAudio Cave
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: November 17, 2018
Tracklist
1. Half-Live (44:02)

Line-up
Damian Bydliński - vocal, guitar
Janusz Tanistra - bass guitar
Daniel Kurtyka - guitar
Paweł Fabrowicz- keyboards
Mariusz Szulakowski - drums & percussion

Media/Samples 
Trailer
Trailer2

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