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Friday, May 31, 2013

TumbleTown "Done with the Coldness"


Country: Netherlands
Sub GenreNeo-Prog, AOR
LabelFREIA Music
Release date: May 31, 2013
Tracklist
1. The end of hyde
2. Won`t look back
3. One goal
4. Free men
5. I can feel you
6. Finding a way out
7. All in the game
8. Sailing along with the breeze
9. One-liners
10 Loyal tears
11. Haduwig

Line-up
Han Uil (Seven Day Hunt, Antares, solo) - vocals, guitars, programming and additional instruments
Aldo Adema (Egdon Heath, Seven Day Hunt) - guitars, bass, programming and additional instruments
  With
Erik Laan (Silhouette) - keyboards
Marcel Copini (Egdon Heath & Seven Day Hunt) - bass
Carola Magermans (Seven Day Hunt) - vocals

Description/Reviews
A studio project by Han Uil (Seven Day Hunt, Antares and solo works) and Aldo Adema (Egdon Heath, Seven Day Hunt). Musically TumbleTown is a mix of  neo-prog and AOR.
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Progstreaming
Introduction
The end of Hyde
One Goal

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The Inner Road "Ascension"


Country: UK
Sub Genre: Instrumental Symphonic
Label: Orbital Productions
Release dateMay 31, 2013
Tracklist
1 Ascension
2 The Steel Sky
3 Two Worlds Two Tomorrows
4 Altered Reality
5 Troubled Memories
6 A Fleeting Dream
7 The Awakening
8 Flight through Eternity

Line-up
Steve Gresswell - keyboards, drums, bass guitar, orchestration
Jay Parmar - guitars, sitar

Various Artists "The Many Faces Of Pink Floyd: A Journey Through The Inner World Of Pink Floyd"


Country: Multinational
Sub GenreSpace Rock, Psychedelic
LabelMusic Brokers
Release dateMay, 2013
Tracklist/Line-up
CD1: The Dark Side of the Moon Revisited
01. Speak To Me / Breathe - Adrian Belew (King Crimson) & Alan White (Yes)
02. On The Run - Larry Fast (Peter Gabriel) & Alan White (Yes)
03. Time - Robbie Krieger (The Doors) & Garry Green (Gentle Giant)
04. The Great Gig In The Sky - Rick Wakeman (Yes) & Steve Howe (Yes)
05. Money - Edgar Winter, Bill Bruford (King Crimson) & Tony Levin (King Crimson)
06. Us And Them - Dweezuk Zappa & John Wetton (King Crimson)
07. Any Colour You Like - Robben Ford, Steve Porcaro (Toto) & Aynsley Dunbar (Frank Zappa)
08. Brain Damage - Geoff Downes (Asia) & Robbie Krieger (The Doors)
09. Eclipse - Peter Banks (Yes), Tony Kaye (Yes) & John Wetton (Asia)

CD2:The Wall and Other Classics
01. In The Flesh? - Adrian Belew (King Crimson) & Keith Emerson (Elp)
02. The Thin Ice - Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
03. Another Brick In The Wall (Part 1) - Steve Morse (Deep Purple)
04. Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) - Fee Waybill (The Tubes)
05. Mother - John Wetton (King Crimson/asia)
06. Goodbye Blue Sky - Steve Howe (Yes/asia)
07. Young Lust - Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) & Elliot Easton (The Cars)
08. Hey You - Tommy Shaw (Styx) & Steve Lukater (Toto)
09. Comfortably Numb - Chris Squire (Yes) & Alan White (Yes/john Lennon)
10. Run Like Hell - Dweezil Zappa & Keith Emerson (Elp)
11. Shine On You, Crazy Diamond - Steve Lukater (Toto)
12. Welcome To The Machine - Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
13. Set The Controls To The Heart Of The Sun - Psychic Tv
14. Careful With That Axe, Eugene - Nik Turner (Hawkwind)

CD3: Roots, Versions And Relatives
01. Good Question - Snowy White
02. Celestine - Banco De Gaia Feat Dick Parry
03. Love For Living - Clare Torry
04. See Emily Play - The Chemistry Set
05. Birds Of Paradise - Snowy White
06. Arnold Layne - Ss-20
07. The Music Attracts Me - Clare Torry
08. Who Was It? - Hurricane Smith
09. Oh Babe, What Would You Say? - Hurricane Smith
10. Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart
11. Scream Thy Last Scream - The Green Telescope
12. The Boll Weevil - Pink Anderson
13. Runaway Man Blues - Floyd Council
14. Pink Floyd Interview - Norman "Hurricane" Smith Talks About His Recording Sessions With Pink Floyd

Description/Reviews
The Many Faces of Pink Floyd is a wonderful and truly stunning album: A labor of love which is rarely seen on today’s market. The first disc of the triple album contains The Dark Side Of The Moon covered in full by luminaries of the global rock scene (members of King Crimson, Yes, The Doors, Toto and Asia, among others). On the second disc, the ten fundamental songs of The Wall, two of Wish You Were Here and two classics from the psychedelic era by musicians such as Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Ian Anderson or those British freaks British Psychic TV, among many others. The third disc, meanwhile, is even more spectacular as it presents material from all the great musicians who participated in the group's records: saxophonist Dick Parry (Money, Us And Them), singer Clare Torry (The Great Gig in The Sky), guitarist Snowy White (the tours of Animals and Roger Waters solo), producer Norman Smith (The Piper At The Gates of Dawn) and keyboardist Peter Wood (the tour of The Wall) and there are even songs by the obscure bluesmen who inspired the leader Syd Barrett to christen the band: Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

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Poor Genetic Material "A Day in June"


Country: Germany
Sub GenreSymphonic
LabelQuiXote Music
Release date: May 31, 2013
Tracklist
1. Martello Morning
2. Wisdom And Menace
3. Bloom
4. Wandering Rocks
5. Nausicaa
6. Oxen Of The Sun
7. Ithaca
8. Yes

Line-up
Phil Griffiths (Alias Eye) - vocals (1,2,4,6,7)
Stefan Glomb - guitars
Philipp Jaehne - keyboards
Pia Darmstaedter - flute
Dennis Sturm - bass
Dominik Steinbacher - drums
     With
Martin Griffiths (Beggars Opera): vocals (3,4,5,6,7)

Review/Description:
After their successful adaptation of WilliamShakespeare’s The Tempest on their lastalbum Island Noises, Poor Genetic Material spent two years to developanother literature-inspired project whichalso gave them the opportunity to realize aplan they had been brewing for quite awhile: that of bringing together PhilGriffiths and his dad, Martin (of Beggars Opera fame), as lead singers on onealbum. On A Day in June, Martin shares the vocals with Phil on three songs, and each ofthem has two lead tracks. James Joyce’snovel Ulysses, on which the new album isbased, provides an ideal frame of referencefor this collabo-ration in that it both tells offather-son-relationships and opens up awide array of themes and motifs to playaround with. Apart from the resultinglyrics, which are refreshingly different fromthe run-of-the-mill fare of much of today’srock music, the album features what overthe years has matured into the band’sdistinctive musical style. Excellent playingcombined with inventive songwriting wentinto creating tracks that range from thedelicately melodious to the more noisilyprogressive, from accessible tunes toquirkily complex arrangements. But whatmakes the album truly unique is indeed thesinging: Martin is back with a voice that isas powerful and captivating as ever andPhil leaves us amazed at what he can pullout of his bag of musical tricks. The waythe two voices at times resemble eachother and then cover entirely differentpoints of the vocal spectrum makes for arare treat. All in all, A Day in June shows Poor Genetic Material at the heightof their creative powers
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Oxen Of The Sun
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Light Coorporation "about"


Country: Poland
Sub GenreAvant Prog
LabelReR Megacorp
Release date: May 30, 2013
Tracklist
01. Fiction Transferred In To Reality [07:22]
02. Le Voyage Au Coeur De Reves [05:14]
03. Man On The Earth Edge [00:47]
04. Dancing In The Sun Eclipse [05:37]
05. Test Of Personality [04:56]
06. On The Earth Edge [04:46]
07. Talking (Fiction Transferred In To Reality) [01:29]
08. Tribute To Hugh Hopper [05:04]
09. The Islander [08:50]
10. It [02:30]

Line-up
Mariusz Sobański - guitars
Paweł Rogoża - tenor saxophone
Kuba Jankowiak - trumpet
Robert Bielak - violin
Krzysztof Waśkiewicz - bass
Milosh Krauz - drums

Description/Reviews
"The third CD seems to vary from the previous two. This time together with twelve musicians we have created a new tone and sound for our music. What can you hear on the third album Light Coorporation? There are ten compositions, the string section where double bass were played by using violin bow and a strong brass section don't let you forget about them!
We hope that you will enjoy arrangements of sounds of dirty guitar and classical instruments combining strong accents of tenderness, anxiety and space.
As on previous albums, in that case we used only analog recording equipment, with the support of old microphones and vintage stuff from the 70's."

Media/Samples 
Preview
Tribute To Hugh Hopper

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100 Onces "100 One Says"


Country: USA
Sub Genre instrumental Math rock
Release dateMay 30, 2013
Tracklist
1. Oh Me Gee (4:24)
2. Copornopocalypse (3:32)
3. Conpiracy Keanu (3:08)
4. Fucking Guy, No Offense (4:42)
5. No (1:33)
6. Organicore (3:12)
7. Djimi Hendrix (6:33)
8. Gary Busey (5:09)
9. Cannibals as Leaders (6:01)
10. El Chupabillbrah (3:58)
11. Sick Ninja (6:10)

Line-up
Barrett Tuttobene - Guitar
Richard Ray - Drums

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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Morild "Aves"


Country: Norway
Sub GenreSymphonic
Release date: May 30, 2013
Tracklist
1. The Patient Fisher (8:07)
2. Wildflower (21:08)
3. Time River (4:59)
4. Labour Day (13:25)
5. Frost Gloves (2:56)
6. Waiting for the Ferry, Part 1 & 2 (24:43)

Line-up
John Anders Troset - vocals, guitars, percussion
Odd-Road Bakken - keyboards, guitars, ukulele
Alexander Holand Salgado - drums, percussion
Nils Larsen - bass
Mari Haug Lund - flute, piano
Hans Kristoffersen - guitars

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Radiation 10 "Bossa Super Nova"


Country: France
Sub GenreJazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Coax Records
Release date: May 29, 2013
Tracklist
 1. Bossa SuperNova #1 2:45
  2. Bossa SuperNova #2 7:46
  3. Bossa superNova #3 6:17
  4. Bossa superNova #4 4:14
  5. Bossa superNova #5 10:24
  6. Bossa superNova #6 3:51
  7. Bossa superNova #7 4:24
  8. Bossa superNova #8 0:28
  9. Bossa superNova #9 4:21
10. Bossa superNova #10  6:33

Line-up
Aymeric Avice - trumpet
Hugues Mayot - sax / clarinet
Fidel Fourneyron - trombone / tuba
Clément Janinet - violin
Benjamin Flament - vibraphone
Bruno Ruder  - Fender Rhodes
Julien Desprez - guitar
Joachim Florent - double bass
Emmanuel Scarpa - drums

Description/Reviews
One of the surprising specificities about Radiation 10 is its orchestral attributes, compiling punch and flexibility of a small band with sound wealth of a massive orchestra. Its uncommon instrumentation evolves between all-electric and acoustics. Radiation 10 claims a music with no leader and no border, mixing jazz, progressive rock, chamber music, industrial, with huge tendence to improvising. The multiplicity of instrumental combinations allows a free and inventive musical purpose.

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Bossa SuperNova #6

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Giobia "Introducing Night Sound"


Country: Italy
Sub GenrePsychedelic
LabelSulatron
Release dateMay 29, 2013
Tracklist
  1. Introducing Night Sound
  2. Can't Kill
  3. Karmabomb
  4. A Hundred Comets
  5. Orange Camel
  6. Are You Loving Me More (But Enjoying It Less), (Electric Prunes cover)
  7. Electric Light
  8. No One To Depend On
  9. Silently Shadows
Line-up
Bazu: vocals, guitars, sitar, bouzouki
Saffo: organ, violin, vocals
Detrji: bass
Betta: drums

Description/Reviews
Debut full length album by Giobia, the new psychedelic sensation from Milano, Italy! Giobia celebrate a intense neo-psychedelic-rock, who is deeply inspired by the sound of the late sixties and shoegaze. Next to Guitars, Bass, Drums and Organ they use Sitars, vintage Keyboards and Effects to create a colourful and swirling sound. Their vocals are often in the background to produce a more far out athmosphere. They play tight and punchy as well as relaxed and floating in higher spheres. All that filled with love and passion for their music.
Also read the review at unimeri.com

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Gin Lady "Mother's Ruin"


Country: Sweden
Sub GenreHard Rock, Retro Prog
LabelTransubstans Records
Release dateMay 29, 2013
Tracklist
  1. Mother's Ruin
  2. Shine On (song for terry)
  3. High Flyer
  4. Learning How to Live
  5. Den Of Wolves
  6. I Head For The Mountains
  7. All Because Of You
  8. Listen What I Say
  9. Sweet Misery
  10. Rockin' Horse
  11. Superlove
  12. Ragged Man Blues
  13. Far From Being Ok
  14. Lipstick Women
  15. Someday
  16. Thunder & Lightning
  17. Big Bad Wolf
Line-up
Magnus Kärnebro: lead vocals
Joakim Karlsson: guitar and vocals
Anthon Johansson: bass and vocals
Fredrik Normark: drums
Klas Holmgren: keyboards and vocals

Description/Reviews
Swedish classic rockers Gin Lady are back in the game, this time with a planned double CD / LP. Gin Lady consists of members of Black Bonzo, one of Swedens best progressive acts.
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Listen What I Say

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sol Obscura "Rising"


Country: USA
Sub GenreProgressive Metal, Hard Rock
Release dateMay 28, 2013
Tracklist
1.Being Nowhere 03:10
2.Home 04:49
3.Shadows In The Smoke 07:14
4.That Man 06:19
5.Isle Of Reil 03:50
6.Soul 05:56
7.The March 03:55
8.Arise 04:57
9.What Gives? 03:07
10.And We March pt. 1 05:16
11.And We March pt. 2 03:58
12.Her Form 06:03
13.Already Dead 03:34

Line-up
Bird - Guitar, Vocals
Cane - Bass, Vocals
Sam - Drums

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ALMS "Beyond"


Country: Spain
Sub GenreInstrumental Symphonic
LabelMusea
Release date: May, 2013
Tracklist
1. Hypnos
2. Thanatos
3. Caronte

Line-up
Aitor Lucena - all instruments

Description/Reviews
ALMS is a musical project created by the Spanish composer and multi-instrumentalist Aitor Lucena. “Beyond”, his debut album, is a musical and very personal adaptation of the “journey” after death, and revolves around the three mythological characters Hypnos, Thanatos and Caronte (Charon). Pure Symphonic Prog-Rock, in which you’ll appreciate influences from ELP to Mike Oldfield, from Classical Music to Heavy Metal, and also a strong influence from Italian Progressive Rock bands such as Il Balletto Di Bronzo, Le Orme or Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso. Doubtlessly, it will astonish classic Prog-Rock lovers.

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Progstreaming

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Nemrud "Ritual"


Country: Turkey
Sub GenrePsychedelic, Retro Prog
LabelMusea
Release date: May, 2013
Tracklist
  1. In my mind (10:20)
  2. Sorrow by oneself (7:45)
  3. Light (2:16)
  4. Ritual (18:25)
Line-up
Mert Göçay - guitars and vocals
Aycan Sarı - bass
Mert Topel - keyboards
Mert Alkaya - drums

Media/Samples 
Light

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Mahogany Head Grenade "Return to the Point of Departure"


Country: USA
Sub GenreInstrumental Hard Rock/Progressive Metal
Release dateMay 28, 2013
Tracklist
1. Return to the Point of Departure 06:49
2. Trouble for Trouble 06:56
3. Vinedresser 07:08
4. Etude War Machine 06:03
5. Venetian Bricks 03:58

Line-up
Dan Hyer - Guitar
Mike Pritchett - Drums
James Falcon - Bass

Description/Reviews
Over the past year or so, a wide array of instrumental bands have come across the Lady Obscure desk, ranging from the predictable to the bizarre, and filling every nitch in between. The latest offering falls under the “holy shit can that guy play” category. Mahogany Head Grenade is said offering, and Dan Hyer is that guy. Don’t get me wrong now, he has some solid men in Mike Pritchett on Drums and James Falcon on Bass playing with him, and they most definitely are a core part of the music, but the guitar is the frontman here.
Read the full review at ladyobscure.com

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El Trio "Las Manos"


Country: Dominican Republic
Sub GenreJazz-Rock, Fusion
Release dateMay 28, 2013
Tracklist
1.Desconectar 04:52
2.Tanto Amor 03:29
3.Buenas noches 03:21
4.Ojo artificial 05:00
5.Cancion sin nombre 04:42
6.Canterbule pt. III 05:01
7.Reir pa no llorar 05:07
8.No somo indio 04:32
9.Uanabi 04:54
10.Fuentes 05:37

Line-up
Kilvin Peña
Johandy Ureña
Jonatan Piña Duluc

Monday, May 27, 2013

Cerebrum "Cosmic Enigma"


Country: Greece
Sub GenreTech/Extreme Progressive Metal
LabelAmputated Vein Records
Release dateMay 27, 2013
Tracklist
1. Utopian Freedom, Dogmatic Truth (3:55)
2. Subconscious Extraction (4:02)
3. Dream Infusion Side-Effects (4:09)
4. Vaporized to Feed the Profound Abyss (...Sinking Endlessly) (0:37) (instrumental)
5. Oblivious Eons (3:52)
6. Phobos Manipulation (4:47)
7. Self-Regenerate (3:18)
8. Enter the Void (4:11)
9. Chaotic Orbits Align (3:05)
10. Cosmic Enigma (3:56)
11. Swirling Liquid Pellets... (Vitiate the Infinite Vacuum) (0:29) (instrumental)
12. S-G-S (Subliminal Gravity Symptoms) (3:54)

Line-up
Mike Papadopoulos - Guitars
Jim Touras - Guitars, Vocals
George Skullkos - Bass
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George Kollias - Drums

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Operation: Milksnatch "Sadly Temporary"


Country: USA
Sub GenreProgressive Rock
LabelNebulost Records
Release date: May 27, 2013
Tracklist
01. Midwife Crisis (0:14)
02. What? Bulbous Flabbergasted Flatulent Afterbirth! (3:37)
03. Spoiled Rotten (3:18)
04. The Planet From Outer Space (7:50)
05. Cerebral Vascular Accident (0:29)
06. S.O.A.C. (10:24)
07. Cotton Patch Rag (2:02)
08. Circadia (6:34)
09. Zygodactyl (9:08)
10. Hemogloben (14:06)
11. Black And White Rag (1:50)
12. Past Your Eyes (13:25)


Line-up

Jason Rufuss Sewell: Vocals, Guitar and Bass 
Al Martin: Drums 
J.D. Gardemeyer: Bass and Guitar 
Kory Rosander: Violin and Vocals 
Erik Christianson: Keyboard 

Description/Reviews
 The music of Sadly Temporary defies genre classification, but is deeply rooted in progressive rock with slight hints of bluegrass, metal, classical, and jazz-fusion thrown in here and there. Some influences like Mr. Bungle, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Danny Elfman and Gong will be immediately identifiable, while others like The Carpenters, and Jeff Buckley are more subtle. The music tends to be complex, but this is not the focus of the songwriting. Rather Sadly Temporary is concerned with interesting melodies and harmonies based on pop/rock sensibilities with surprising interludes intended to catch the listener off guard. The Lyrics of their first CD tend to be light hearted, comical social/political commentary largely using dairy products as metaphors for the human race's on-going struggle for power
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TesseracT "Altered State"


Country: UK
Sub GenreProgressive Metal
Label: Century Media
Release dateMay 27, 2013
Tracklist
1. Of Matter – Proxy
2. Of Matter – Retrospect
3. Of Matter – Resist
4. Of Mind – Nocturne
5. Of Mind – Exile
6. Of Reality – Eclipse
7. Of Reality – Palingenesis
8. Of Reality – Calabi-Yau
9. Of Energy – Singularity
10. Of Energy – Embers

Line-up
Acle Kahney - Guitars
Ashe O'Hara - Vocals
Jay Postones - Drums
James Monteith - Guitar
Amos Williams - Bass

Description/Reviews
Divided into four movements: Of Matter, Of Mind, Of Reality and Of Energy, Altered State, in its purest form, is about the transformations the band have gone through over the past few years.
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Of Mind – Nocturne
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Blood Ceremony "The Eldritch Dark"


Country: Canada
Sub GenrePsychedelic, Doom, Prog Folk
LabelRise Above Records / Metal Blade
Release dateMay 27/28, 2013
Tracklist
1 Witchwood
2 Goodbye Gemini
3 Lord Summerisle
4 Ballad of the Weird Sisters
5 Eldritch Dark
6 Drawing Down the Moon
7 Faunus
8 The Magician

Line-up
Alia O'Brien - Vocals, Flute, Organ
Sean Kennedy - Guitars
Lucas Gadke - Bass
Michael Carrillo - Drums

Description/Reviews
The Eldritch Dark is a full-length paean to the darker corners of folklore and legend. Containing eight tracks of black magic rock ‘n’ roll, the album crackles with the excitement of a nocturnal ritual.
Tales of witch-cult gatherings in wooded glens, pacts made in torch-lit abbeys and Victorian magic are accompanied by vintage-style hard rock riffs, snaking bass lines and stirring flute melodies. The Eldritch Dark also sees the band exploring a more folksier side of their sound; most evident in the hymn-like “Lord Summerisle” and the murderous folk-rock epic, “Ballad of the Weird Sisters”. Nineteenth century sorcerer, Oliver Haddo, makes a return appearance in the riff-hypnotic album closer, “The Magician”.

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Goodbye Gemini

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Arnioe "Tension and Release"


Country: Australia
Sub GenreSpace Rock
Release date May 27, 2013
Tracklist
  1. The Opening 8:10
  2. Tentative Selection 7:22
  3. Station of Dreams 6:59
  4. Rise and You'll Fall 7:24
  5. Centre of the Universe 8:41
  6. Please Yourself 3:54
  7. The Closing 9:49

Line-up
Aron Scharfegger - all instruments and vocals

Description/Reviews
Always looking to find something different and experimental, this collection of compositions has a distinct flavour of Yes meets Pink Floyd.
All songs are typically cryptic, sometimes complex, but always possess that ARNIOE "catch hook" that will play over in your mind, well after the listening pleasure of this album has expired.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tommi Varjola "Tommi Varjola Trio"


Country: Finland
Sub GenreJazz-Rock
Label: self-released
Release dateMay 26, 2013
Tracklist
  1. Hybrid Mind - 4:36
  2. Möksy - 5:07
  3. Be Rodeo Bob - 4:05
  4. Sea Lion - 7:00
  5. Melancholy Party - 4:13
  6. Happy Renaissance People - 5:13
  7. Hong Xi Road 19 - 5:08
  8. New Bourree - 4:29
  9. Sleep, Sleep, Bye-Bye - 2:41
Line-up
Tommi Varjola (Mist Season, Paidarion) - guitar
Jan-Olof Strandberg - bass
Markus Ketola - drums

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Entire album online

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The Outerspace Milkmen "Atomilk"


Country: Multinational
Sub Genreinstrumental Psychedelic, Alternative
Release dateMay 26, 2013
Tracklist
1. Lost In Space (7:29)
2. Milkshake (6:25)
3. The Moo-Mutant (6:13)
4. Silence Of The Cows (5:40)
5. The Gardener (1:29)
6. Hot Milk (5:08)
7. Dairy (5:10)

Line-up
Rob Bielen - bass
Chris Silver T. - drums
Michael Parque - guitars

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Dialeto "The Last Tribe"


Country: Brazil
Sub Genre Art Rock, Fusion
LabelMoonjune Records
Release date: May 26, 2013
Tracklist
1. Windmaster (6:26)
2. Dorian Grey (4:27)
3. The Last Tribe (1:56)
4. Lydia in the Playground (5:20)
5. Unimpossible (7:47)
6. Tarde Demais (3:40)
7. Vintitreis (4:19)
8. Whereisit (5:11)
9. Sand Horses (4:07)
10. Chromaterius (3:42)

Line-up
Nelson Coelho: guitar
Jorge Pescara: touchguitars
Miguel Angel: drums

Description/Reviews
The Last Tribe is a "take no prisoners" progressive rock steamroller. From the opening chords, guitarist Nelson Coelho gives clear evidence that the band is ready to tread over new ground -- and fully prepared to take it by force!Dialeto's long-awaited international debut shatters the power trio template: visiting styles and textures that could have been just as 'at home' forty years ago as they are today, while remaining undeniably contemporary and accessible. Quirky, unpredictable and overflowing with power and energy, the trio rips through an original set of barn-burners that defy categorization, but are fresh, compelling and masterfully delivered. The band is as tight as it is explosive -- never allowing the listener to get comfortable in one spot for too long, before catapulting them into their next frenzied foray. They deliver the sonic goods in an enthralling, cohesive package. Coelho's grandiose guitar work is always firmly at the forefront: the music guided confidently by a seasoned player possessed of intrinsic melodic sensibilities, but unafraid to follow those senses along paths previously untread. His tones are monstrous; his playing is flawless, instinctive and full of passion and fire.The Last Tribe conjures images of what some of progressive rock's most vaunted acts might have achieved, had they been as daring and self-assured. Moments of sheer creative brilliance abound on this fantastic outing, Dialeto's first offering for MoonJune Records.This is a scorching effort that will win over fans with its rare combination of power, grace, ambition and spontaneity, and showcases the brilliant Nelson Coelho as one of progressive music's most vital new voices on guitar. 

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Baracca&Burattini “Bib-Rambla”


Country: Italy
Sub Genre Jazz-Rock,Fusion
LabelElectromantic Music/TJRS
Release date: May 15, 2013
Tracklist
01 Bib-Rambla 8:52
02 Hinterland 6:01
03 Adriatica 6:37
04 Terra E Mare 5:41
05 Le Bambole 4:19
06 Balleranno (I Burattini...) 3:49
07 Secondina 5:48
08 Pensando Piu' a Sud 5:23
09 Senza Rete 3:59
10 Sequenza Meccanica Blues 7:56
11 Una Nuvola In Gabbia 2:27

Line-up
Luciano Zaffalon - Hammond
Diego Mascherpa - saxes, clarinet
Sandro Marangon - drums and percussion
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Silvano Borgatta: piano
Fulvio Chiara: tromba
Alberto Marsico: Hammond

Description/Reviews
The comeback of the fabulour Italian band from the '70s.
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Brave The Apex "Brave The Apex"


Country: Canada
Sub GenreProgressive Metal
Release dateMay 25, 2013
Tracklist
1. Revenge 06:50
2. Falling 08:00
3. Dethroned 05:57
4. Ill-Literates 06:02
5. The Cleanse 07:21
6. Crimson Rider 08:58

Line-up
Darryl Hudson - Vocals
Tyler Bridge - Guitars/Session Bass
Brock Holborn - Guitars
Spencer Arn - Drums

Description/Reviews
Former members of Geneva Project and Union Black have teamed up to create a progressive and original sound combining elements of modern metal, 80s metal, atmospheric rock, and traditional celtic music. Throw in a dash Islamic Nashida and this melting pot of genres comes together to form a diverse sound worthy of the progressive moniker. 
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Fughu "Human (The Tales)"


Country: Argentina
Sub GenreProgressive Metal/Rock
Label: self-released
Release dateMay 25, 2013
Tracklist
1. The Human Way (6:27)
2. Inertia (7:19)
3. Dry Fountain (5:32)
4. Twisted Mind (5:40)
5. Goodbye (5:47)
6. Evil Eyes (6:43)
7. Mayhem(8:49)

Line-up
Ariel Bellizio: Electric Guitars & Backing Vocals
Santiago Bürgi: Lead Vocals
Alejandro Lopez: Drums
J.M.Lopez: Bass Guitarr
Marcelo Malmierca: Keyboards
   With
Jeff Kollman
GEA

Description/Reviews
Both albums, Human -The Tales, and Human -The Facts are complex and elaborated albums, based on profound and far reaching concepts, almost like a rebel and nonconformist response to mp3 disposable music that in these days rains over us, and I have to say, both albums are so solid that when you listen them from beginning to end the similarity with an audiobook, rare and innovative, is more than imminent.
Human – The Tales is, to its fullest extent, the worthy continuation to what has been already shown in Abscence. A faithful, glorious progressive sound doesn’t seem to be enough since between lines we can also read the many and varied influences of the instrumentalists, ranging from the always obvious Dream Theater, to Cosmosquad, Tribal Tech, Rush, Black Sabbath, Tool and Pink Floyd. Progressive rock with a continuous metal edge, surrounded by an aura of classical music and a “latino” scent, evanescent but noticeable. The album is so solid that I would not comment on any particular song, 70’s prog rock influences are immediately visible, but the music is impregnated with a very modern and contemporary sound, with that smell of newness that can hook you in two seconds but it takes hours to fully understand. The virtuosity of each musician is undeniable, but the music is not structured according to it, but rather dominated by melodies and arrangements that emerge immediately from the artist’s soul; dark riffs, guitar and keyboard solos are still hot because they’ve been ripped out straight from the musicians’ hearts.
Read the full review by Rocio Flores Bedoya at ladyobscure.com
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Entire album at Progify

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Fughu "Human (The Facts)"


Country: Argentina
Sub GenreProgressive Metal/Rock
Label: self-released
Release dateMay 25, 2013
Tracklist
1. Void (3:57)
2. Quirk of Fate (6:42)
3. The Play (2:45)
4. Climb (7:22)
5. Vater (4:06)
6. Winter (4:42)
7. Till the Days I Die (1:55)
8. The Facts (7:31)

Line-up
Ariel Bellizio: Electric Guitars & Backing Vocals
Santiago Bürgi: Lead Vocals
Alejandro Lopez: Drums
J.M.Lopez: Bass Guitarr
Marcelo Malmierca: Keyboards
   With
Damian Wilson: Vocals
Dario Schmunck: Vocals

Description/Reviews
Both albums, Human -The Tales, and Human -The Facts are complex and elaborated albums, based on profound and far reaching concepts, almost like a rebel and nonconformist response to mp3 disposable music that in these days rains over us, and I have to say, both albums are so solid that when you listen them from beginning to end the similarity with an audiobook, rare and innovative, is more than imminent.
Human – The Facts is a conceptual work, newer and much more risky, a little more symphonic too, especially because of the enveloping and atmospheric keyboards, and because that in addition to Santiago’s vocals, which naturally are emotive, there are also Damian Wilson and Dario Schmunck showing their talent. The work is detailed, complex, almost surreal, with a story that begins like all stories: with a woman. Framed by cryptic letters, condensed characters with their own personalities, all surrounded by the same progressive symphonic rock, theatrical ala Andrew Lloyd Weber, with neoclassical touches, always off bounds close to operatic singing style, sometimes desperate, sometimes sweet, but always emotional forming harmonies and a rare and disturbing hybrid of ecclesiastical chants and battle cries. Stands out Void, which begins with an a capella whisper and goes in crescendo to end in chaos and guitar power. The Play, a beautiful piano ballad sprinkled with breathtaking vocal harmonies, Vater, peeking out even more Dario Schmunck’s vocal intensity in an explosion of dramatic power, and of course, the ever majestic interpretation of Mr. Wilson on Quirk Of Fate.
Read the full review by Rocio Flores Bedoya at ladyobscure.com
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Il Cerchio d'Oro "Dedalo e Icaro"


Country: Italy
Sub GenreSymphonic
LabelBlack Widow Records
Release dateMay 24, 2013
Tracklist
  1. Il mio nome è Dedalo 4:56
  2. Labirinto 7:16
  3. La promessa 9:06
  4. L'arma vincente 4:15
  5. Una nuova realtà 7:39
  6. Oggi volerò 4:25
  7. Il sogno spezzato 6:01
  8. Ora che Son Qui (Icaro la Fine) 5:09

Line-up
Gino Terribile - drums and vocal
Giuseppe Terribile - bass and vocal
Franco Piccolini - keybords
Roberto Giordana - guitar
Piuccio Pradal - vocal and 12 string guitar
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Simone Piccolini: keybords

Jupiter Society "From Endangered To Extinct"


Country: Sweden
Sub GenreProgressive Metal
LabelFOSFOR Creation
Release date: May, 2013
Tracklist
  1. Enemy March 8:41
  2. Invasion 5:31
  3. Queen of Armageddon 9:39
  4. No survivors 9:25
  5. Fight Back 9:25
  6. Defeat 12:13
Line-up
Carl Westholm: Ribbon (2,5), Keyboards, Synthesizers
Mats Levén: Lead vocals (2,4,6) & background vocals (3,4)
Öivin Tronstad: Lead (1,3,5,6) & background vocals
Cia Backman: Lead (1,3,5,6) & background vocals
Ulf Edelönn: Guitar
Dirk Verbeuren: Drums
Sebastian Blyberg: Bass (1,2,3,4)
Marcus Jidell: Lead guitar (1,3,6)
        With:
Peter Söderström: Guitar (5,6) and Lead guitar (5)
Stefan Fandén: Bass (1,6)
Leif Edling: Lead and background vocals (4), Bass (5)
Fredrik Åkesson: Lead guitar (4)

Description/Reviews
This is an isolated apocalyptic story about the last hours of humanity more than a sequel to the previous two albums. With a slight change of crew and a transformation in composition, it is darker and harder than its predecessors.
With members from Carptree, Krux, Candlemass, Soilwork, Opeth, and Evergrey this is one more step foreward for Symphonic Sci fi Metal.
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The Gate To Alpha Centauri "The Gate To Alpha Centauri"


Country: UK
Sub GenreSpace Rock, Psychedelic
Release dateMay 24, 2013
Tracklist
1. The Gate To Alpha Centauri - Ignition (3:47)
2. Floating In Space (2:30)
3. Stargate (5:50)
4. Stargate 2 - Another Dimension (5:12)
5. Freefall (7:45)
6. Exploration (4:23)
7. Alien Race (9:42)

Line-up
Anthony Smales
Rob Cary

Description/Reviews
This album charts the progress of the spacecraft Centauri One, from Ignition to the destination Stargate

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Ivanhoe "Systematrix"


Country: Germany
Sub GenreProgressive Metal
LabelMassacre Records
Release dateMay 24, 2013
Tracklist
01. Systematrix - 05:10
02. Human Letargo - 06:12
03. Tin Cans Liberty - 04:13
04. War of the Centuries - 04:32
05. Madhouse - 05:02
06. Learning Path - 06:20
07. Walldancer - 04:03
08. Seduction - 03:04
09. Resolution - 02:53
10. Late Recognition - 05:50

Line-up
Mischa Mang - Vocals
Chuck Schuler - Guitar
Giovanni "Gio" Soulas - Bass
Richie Seibel - Keyboard
Mathias Biehl - Drums

Description/Reviews
Now we arrive to their sixth studio record, the futuristic titled "Systematrix"- and the quintet appear to straddle the lines of maintaining their progressive metal style while venturing into elements of the modern scene in the hopes of appealing to the broadest market possible.  Stylistically, "Systematrix" appears to be more understated in its progressive elements, using a veritable color palate of softer dynamics and subtler time signature shifts to get the listener to engage in more of a cerebral manner.
Mischa's melodies are equally provocative, entwining all facets of beauty, energy, and anger a la classic Geoff Tate in songs like the guitar/keyboard harmony laced "Tin Cans Liberty" and bouncy "Walldancer". "Madhouse" features some opening keyboard soloing from Richie Seibel that is more in line with 70's acts like UFO or Toto than most neo-classically oriented players, while the three part closer "The Symbiotic Predator" goes all over the map musically and features some of the heavier, engaging interplay moments between all five that showcase their obvious training and experience within the genre. As a bonus for those who purchase the Digipak, you'll receive two exclusives including an updated version of "Symbols of Time"- originally appearing back in 1995 as the title cut from their second album (lasercd.com).
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Phlox "YWNTS"


Country: Malaysia
Sub GenrePsychedelic
Release dateMay 24, 2013
Tracklist
1.Oscar November 02:54
2.Cover Me 04:15
3.Pale, Blue China 04:57
4.Rain and What Comes After 03:43
5.Fate 05:13
6.YWNTS 25:52
7.The Unknown 04:38

Line-up
Ahmad Zulikhwan
Syazwan Sazali
Hanafi Rahman
Hakim Tahar

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Dead End Space "Distortion of Senses"


Country: Sweden
Sub GenreProgressive Metal/Rock
LabelAlienation Records
Release dateMay 24, 2013
Tracklist
1.Distortion Of Senses 07:33
2.Drama Fields 07:19
3.Hundred Years Of Dust 07:43
4.Breathe In Breathe Out 09:58
5.The Lightworkers 08:07
6.Confessions 00:51
7.Obsessed 03:27
8.Phantom Death 06:33
9.Last Outpost 04:20
10.Time Flies 06:51
11.Free Lost Angels 06:48

Line-up
Johnny Engstrom - Guitars, Vocals & Keyboards
Niklas Högberg - Bass
Galle Johansson – Drums

Description/Reviews
A concept album that deals with ghosts, the afterlife and the unexpected from Swedish prog metal act formerly known as Johnny Engstrom Band. 

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Magg "Birth/Revival"


Country: Mexico
Sub GenreProgressive Metal
Release dateMay 24, 2013
Tracklist
1. Mind’s Conflict (5:50)
2. Brightness (4:40)
3. Golgotha (6:54)
4. Silly Wisdom (8:03)
5. Beyond (5:01)
6. Destroy the Darkness (5:09)
7. Red King (2:40)
8. Rain (8:47)
9. Chinese Room (14:03)
10. Vineyard (7:11)
11. Modern Life (6:04)
12. The Flying Circus (7:24)
13. The Ladder (10:53)

Line-up
Yito - Guitars
Sergio - Drums
Alfred - Vocals
Iván - Bass
Luis - Keyboards

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Immetic "Radix"


Country: Norway
Sub GenreProgressive Metal
Release dateMay 24, 2013
Tracklist
1. Endless Ring of Warfare 07:01
2. Dominoes of Chaos 03:33
3. Listen 03:42
4. House of Doubt 04:13
5. Dismiss Fear 04:49
6. Forgotten Trust 03:34
7. Trauma 147 03:13
8. Your Place 02:34
9. Absolution 04:09
10. Hope 03:53

Line-up
Dan-Elias Brevig - Vocal, Synthbass and Solosynth
Eirik I. Seeberg - Keyboards
Miguel A. Fraticelli - Drums, Backing Vocals
Geir Wetterhus - Guitar, Bass Guitar and Backing Distorted Vocal
Alexander Brevig - Guitar, Vocal and Bass Guitar

Description/Reviews
Crazily inventive Norwegian group that blends metal, funk, pop and progressive sounds into a unique, challenging album that is also a whole lot of fun. (progmetalzone.com)

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Aeon "Spark"


Country: France
Sub GenreElectronica, Experimental
Release dateMay 24, 2013
Tracklist
1. Stars (05:32)
2. Wandering (03:38)
3. Memories (06:30)
4. Interlude (00:55)
5. Sáiva (02:32)
6. Automata (03:47)
7. Waiting (Man Lake)(01:56)
8. Crossing The Sea (03:50)
9. Incantations (02:15)
10. Terra Incognita (Beginning) (01:46)

Line-up
Stéphane Rapetti and Alessandro Gadoni - all instruments, electronics and effects

Description/Reviews
 Aeon suggests otherworldly and floating soundscapes which rise from the mysterious unknown where notes, sound motives and figures are trying to escape from. Spark is the final part of the triptyque du voyage (Labyrinth, Shadows Procession, Spark)

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