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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Acidente "Ainda"


Country: Brazil
Sub GenreSymphonic
Release date: June 6, 2012
Tracklist
  1. 6/6/11 (Six, Six, Eleven) - 4:41
  2. Navidalouca - 4:04
  3. Trilhos, Dormentes e Homens - 5:43
  4. 1987 - 3:54
  5. Elsewhere - 9:36
  6. A Nova Onda - 3:37
  7. Let's Play - 4:04
  8. Só Eu Sei - 3:27
  9. 7 Quedas - 3:32
  10. Gravidada - 5:21
  11. O Tronco - 3:26
  12. Ruas Torturantes - 4:03
  13. Mala de Influência - 6:07
  14. Resistant - 1:07
  15. Trevas - 5:50
  16. Venham Cá - 3:20
  17. The End - 1:01
Line-up
Zunga Ezzaet - guitars, bass (except 12), drum programming, keyboards (1, 4, 13, 17), lead vocals (3, 9), backing vocals and keyboards
Paulo Malária - keyboards, lead vocals (5, 8, 11, 16), backing vocals
Hélio 'Scubi' Jenné -  lead vocals (2, 6, 8, 12) and backing vocals
With:
Raul Branco:  bass (12)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

KingBathmat "Truth Button"


Country: UK
Sub GenrePsychedelic, Progressive Metal
LabelStereohead Records
Release dateJune 6, 2012 (UK), January 21, 2013 (worldwide)
Tracklist
1. Behind The Wall 9:15
2. Abintra               8:37
3. Book Of Faces  7:06
4. The End Of Evolution  9:00
5. Dives And Pauper       5:56
6. Coming To Terms With Mortality in the face of Insurmountable Odds 10:30

Digital release includes bonus tracks
7. Slipstream
8. Lines and Dots
9. Dives and Paupe

Line-up
-John Bassett / bass,vocals
-Lee Sulsh / guitar
-Bernie Smirnoff / drums

Description/Reviews
While exhibiting a diverse array of influences, the end result is nevertheless very coherent and effective. For example, the first song “Behind the Wall” begins with a classic heavy metal style riff, which suddenly transitions into a dreamy arrangement of spacey guitars and delicate synths, yet the transition doesn’t feel jarring. Each change is perfectly accentuated by the drums, and the bass alternates between grooving through dreamy guitar-keyboard psychedelia and doubling the guitar parts with heavy forcefulness. This excellent instrumental cake is then iced with rich vocal layers, often with a catchiness that any pop artist would envy.
Read the whole review by Kyler Stoneman at progulator.com

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Aaron Clift Experiment "Lonely Hills"


Country: USA
Sub GenreSymphonic, Hard Rock
Release date June 1, 2012
Tracklist
1)  Seven (3:23)
2)  Arsonist Games (3:21)
3)  Lonely Hills (3:52)
4)  My Andalusian Love (4:46)
The Castaway Saga:
5)  Part 1: Shipwrecked (6:35)
6)  Part 2:  The Shell (6:24)
7)  Part 3: I.  Low Tide (2:54)
8)  Part 3: II. Staring at Fruit Out of Reach (9:38)
9)  Part 3: III. High Tide (3:25)
10) Part 4: Eye of the Storm (6:16)

Line-up
Aaron Clift: vocals, keyboards
Jim Ragland: guitar
Joe Green: bass
Joe Resnick: drums
With
Leila Henley: flute on “Eye of the Storm”
Kevin Butler: shaking and rolling
Matt Noveskey: knee slapping and clapping

Description/Reviews
Think of bands such as Styx, Kansas, Genesis, Pink Floyd and not forgetting Jethro Tull (the band and not the man who invented the seed drill) and The Moody Blues, and then throw in a chunk of experimentation (no pun intended) and you get a sound that encompasses symphonic prog rock, hard rock, classic rock and also a little AOR. Not what you would refer to as “classic” prog rock but the music on Lonely Hills is certainly nearer that genre than some recent releases.
 Read the full review by Jim Lawson at muzikreviews.com

Media/Samples 
Several tracks and samples

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