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Saturday, March 31, 2012

House of Not "On The Madness Of Crowds"


Country: Canada
Sub GenreSpace Rock, AOR
Release date: March 31, 2012
Tracklist
1. Meeting The Piper 03:20
2. Running With The Crowd 03:56
3. Wishing Well 03:48
4. Fastlane Fraulein 03:34
5. Hope 03:54
6. Ode To Easter Island - Piper 02:09
7. Un Ile La Lune La Mer 02:03
8. Was It As Good For You? 03:43
9. The Death Of Silk 01:55
10. A Beautiful Lie 02:19
11. A Secret Told - Piper 02:10
12. Man Of Faith 05:14
13. Seven Long Years 03:21
14. Key Of G 06:50
15. 1000 Buddhas - Piper 03:32
16. Once 03:16
17. Ded Fred 03:45
18. Schadenfreude 05:03
19. Song Seems Sung 01:34

Line-up

- Brian Erikson - Vocals, keyboards, orchestral samples
- Ken (Smog) O'Gorman - All electric and acoustic guitars, electric sitar (3),
mando guitar(12), bass (13), moog (3,4,18)
- Lou Roppoli - rhythm guitar (4,18) solo, (18)
- A.Nexter + - Words and Music

Guests:
- Dee Brown - Vocals (2,3,4,5,8,9,13)
- Eric Stever - Guest solo guitar (4) guitar fx (1,6,11,15)
- Omar Ales - Organ (5,8) Backing vocals (4,5)
- Garth Blake - Bass, Fretless Bass (3,10,12)
- David Harvey - Drums (2,3,12)
- Stan Miczek - Bass (2,4,5,8,9,14,18)
- Troy Feener - Drums (4,5,8,9,14,18)
- Dave Neill - Drums (17)
- Rob Kennedy - lap steel (14)
- Chris Cigolea - Trumpet (4,8)
- Mark Camilleri - Piano (2)
- Ray Caldwell - Uilleann pipes (1,6,11,16)
- Jim Bish - Flute (3,12)

Description/Reviews
While the album is unique enough to have its own identity, in a somewhat intangible way, it feels similar to Pink Floyd's The Wall in overall structure. Opener "Meeting the Piper" is an atmospheric, slow introduction that feels like a mixture between Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" and Led Zeppelin's "In the Light." "Running with the Crowd" is a catchy, funky prog track in the vein of Umphrey's Mcgee. Its riffs and melodies are instantly addicting. "Wishing Well" is a dynamic rocker highlighted by fierce flute playing and majestic harmonies.
 Read the whole review by Jordan Blum at seaoftranquility.org

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Monday, March 26, 2012

King Friday "Let The Song Begin"


Country: USA
Sub GenreProgressive Rock, AOR
LabelMelodic Revolution Records
Release date: March 26, 2012
Tracklist
1. Let the Song Begin
2. Down to You
3. Anything Goes
4. Take a Walk
5. Still The World
6. Fly Away
7. Waves of Mercy
8. Mesmerization Eclipse
9. Do Ride
Bonus Track
10. Black & Blue

Lineup
Phil Naro - Lead and Backing Vocals
Joe Macre - Bass guitars, Acoustic and Electric guitars and Backing Vocals
Vinnie De Paul - Piano, Hammond B3, Synthesizers, Mellotron, Accordion and Backing Vocals
Joey D'Amico - Drums and Backing Vocals
Corey Marbut - Electric Guitars
     With Oliver Wakeman, Andy Timmons, Carl Roa, B. E. Taylor, Jim Griffiths, Rick Witkowski, Bobby Hird, Zach Davis, Ashton Hart, Carey Ziegler, Anthony Rankin, David Kowalski, Don Schloss, Dino Giovannone and Robert "Chic" DiCiccio.

 Description/Reviews
A Commercial Progressive Rock band featuring Phil Naro (Druckfarben) Lead Vocals, Joe Macre basses, Joey D'Amico drums, and Vince DePaul (Crack The Sky) keyboards. Plus, guitarist Corey Marbut and Oliver Wakeman
King Friday follows the classic rock style of bands like Yes, King Crimson, early Genesis, Gentle Giant, Strawbs and The Beatles
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Joost Vergoossen "Breaking The Cycle"


Country:  Netherlands
Sub Genre: Instrumental Jazz-Rock/Fusion
Label: Heartselling
Release date: March 1, 2012
Tracklist
  1. High Rollers
  2. Chasin' The Demon
  3. Blue Light
  4. Stress Factor 9
  5. Shine
  6. Got It?
  7. Stuck In A Moment
  8. The Hard Way
  9. Brother And Sister
  10. My Girl
  11. Breaking The Cycle
  12. Dedicated To Pim Koopman
Line-up
Joost Vergoossen-guitars
Sjoerd Rutten-drums
Jan van Olffen-bass
Werner van Gool-keys
Ton Scherpenzeel-Hammond solo

Description/Reviews
Joost Vergoossen is best known for his membership in Kayak and Het Goede Doel.
Media/Samples 
Breaking The Cycle
Stress Factor 9

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