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Monday, November 30, 2015

Outre Mesure "La ligne perdue"


Country: France
Genre(s): Instrumental, Jazz, Avant Prog
Label: Circum-Disc
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 30, 2015
Tracklist
1. Mingas (7:21)
2. Goulash Electrique (10:19)
3. La Promenade de Cleobule (4:27)
4. La Bascule (4:14)
5. Le Mal de Caderas (13:26)
6. Les Soeurs Duvel (1:37)
7. La Ligne Perdue (5:19)
8. Faux Whammy (4:53)

Total Time 51:38

Line-up
Marc Dosiere - trumpet, flugelhorn
Jerome Rosele - tenor sex, flute
Jean-Louis Morais - guitar, composer
Olivier Verhaeghe - bass
Charles Duytschaever - drums

Description/Reviews
Outre Mesure, a strong identity on the borders of several influences. Around the compositions of Jean Louis Morais, the group navigates through jazz, rock, written or improvised music.
Their music is both unbridled and subtle, powerful and poetic, narrative and free. Outre Mesure stages, tells stories, inoculates its poison taking care not to provide the antidote. And far from impeding the spontaneity, freedom of the performers, narration also gives way to pure energy, gambling, without outline or visit.

Media/Samples 

Les mingas

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Trem do Futuro "Tr3s"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Symphonic
Format: CD
Release date: November 2015
Tracklist
1. Viajantes Do Tempo
2. Folhas Secas Sobre A Tarde
3. Ismália
4. Soníferos Falham
5. Noite Senil
06. Além Sonho
07. A Busca
08. Lã Do Sol

Line-up
Paulo Rossglow - vocals
Marcelo M. Leitão - guitars, vocals
Felipe Valentim Ribeiro - drums
Julinho Silva - keyboards, bass
Sidarta Guimarães - violin
Dudu Freire - bass, backing vocals

Media/Samples 
Viajantes do Tempo
Ismália  

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Fatal Destiny "Palindromia"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Andromeda Relix
Format: CD
Release date: November 2015
Tracklist
1. Palindromia
2. Beyond Dreams
3. Leave Me Here
4. The Gate of Time
5. Feel Alone
6. Dear Amy
7. Human Factory
8. No Devil Lived On

Line-up
Andrea Zamboni: Vocals
Nicolò Dalla Valentina: Drums
Filippo Zamboni: Bass
Riccardo Castelletti: Guitars
    With
Alessandro Bertoni: Keyboards

Description/Reviews
Their debut album “Palindromia” creates a convincing case that other prog bands from Italy may just have a challenger in sight for their reign as the modern metal champions of the country. Essentially, Fatal Destiny embrace a similar modern metal culture flush with melody as Fates Warning and Dream Theater do in their respective soundscapes, but with an additional touch of modern take on the genre.
Read the full review at progarchy.com

Media/Samples 
Beyond Dreams
Feel Alone
Progstreaming

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Manna/Mirage "Blue Dogs"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Canterbury
Format: CD
Release date: November 2015
Tracklist
1. Canterbury Bells (4:50)
2. Duke Street (4:47)
3. Muffin Man Redux (7:23)
4. Lost In A Photograph (4:21)
5. Blind Eye (4:56)
6. Shwang Time (4:58)
7. Rovian Cue (4:10)

Total time 35:25

Line-up
Dave Newhouse (The Muffins) – keyboards, woodwinds, drums (2, 4, 6, 7)
Billy Swann (The Muffins) – bass
Paul Sears (The Muffins) – drums (3)
Mark Stanley – guitar (3, 5)
George Newhouse – drums (1, 5)
Steve Pastena – French horn (6)

Description/Reviews
As related in detail on Manna/Mirage’s website, Blue Dogs was originally meant as half of a big- band album by The Muffins. Clocking in at a mere 35 minutes, the album is such a rewarding listen that it almost feels like the appetizer before a full meal – jam-packed with buoyant horns and woodwinds, energetic yet stylish drumming, multilayered keyboards and keen-edged guitar. While the imprint of Newhouse’s mother band is clearly stamped all over it, Blue Dogs goes one step further, bearing witness to the artist’s love of classic jazz, as well as the Canterbury sound’s trademark blend of elegance and whimsy.
Read the full review by Raffaella Berry at progmistress.com

Media/Samples 
Blind Eye  

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Arcanum XII "Evening Lights"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Underground Symphony 
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 30, 2015 (CD), December 07, 2015 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Intro (0:39)
2. Why (6:13)
3. Inside Your Head (8:22)
4. Every Day Is The Same Day (8:34)
5. My God (7:15)
6. When A Man (7:42)
7. Seven (9:11)

Total time 47:56

Line-up
Fabio Punchina - Vocals
Fabio Ingegneri - Guitars
Francesco Bellan - Bass
Mirco Mandruzzato - Keyboards
Mattia Piva - Drums
   With
Atena Baurus - Vocals (7)

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Every Day Is The Same Day

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

tide/edit "Lightfoot"


Country: Philippines
Genre(s): Instrumental, Math Rock, Post Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 29, 2015
Tracklist
1. Eleven (3:21)
2. The Princess Is In Another Castle (Sorry, Mario) (2:48)
3. Whatever Floats Your Boat (3:51)
4. Aimlessness (2:38)
5. Slush (3:33)
6. Halfway House (3:49)
7. An Alternate Ending (3:13)
8. Never Forget (2:43)
9. Linen (3:31)
10. Afloat (2:54)

Total time 32:21

Line-up
Nlsn
Noe
Jawin
Clarence

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Friday, November 27, 2015

NonHuman Era "NonHuman Era"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 27, 2015
Tracklist
01 - A New Breed
02 - Elements of Chaos
03 - Hollow Point
04 - Damage Over Time
05 - Awakening
06 - Continuum
07 - The Destiny Machine
08 - Night Bleeds Into Day
09 - Shattered Icon

Line-up
Pierre St-Jean - Vocals
Carlo Zappavigna - Guitars
Rick Dessi - Drums
Jean - Francois Vincenti - Bass
Marek Krowicki - Keys

Media/Samples 
A New Breed

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Atmospheres "The Departure"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Progressive Post Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 27, 2015
Tracklist
1. Sun (4:16)
2. The Farthest Star (5:16)
3. Void (4:29)
4. Into Orbit (5:46)
5. Laniakea (2:26)
6. Satellite (5:28)
7. The Departure (5:57)
8. Direction (3:38)
9. The Arrival (6:37)
10. Vapor Trail (1:14)

Total time 45:07

Line-up
Leander - guitar
Stef Exelmans - guitar
Matt Rach - bass
Stephan Noens - drums

Media/Samples
Overall, Atmospheres compose an interesting, unique mix of ambient post metal, prog rock and djent, while they create an interesting atmosphere and a lot of ambiance, which will catch the listener immediately. If you are in search of a smooth groovy tune, you will be happy with this piece of art.
Read the full review  by Rodney Fuchs at itdjents.com

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Osta Love "The Isle Of Dogs"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release dateNovember 27, 2015
Tracklist
  1. The Isle Of Dogs
  2. Down To The River
  3. The Sea
  4. Black Beacon Sound
  5. Green Hills Of Home
  6. Moonshine At Midnight
  7. Translucent Engineering
Total Length: 43:47

Line-up
Leon Ackermann
Tobias Geberth
Oliver Nickel
Marcel Sollorz

Media/Samples 
The Isle of Dogs

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Siquiero "Siquiero"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: November 27, 2015
Tracklist
1. Ciudad Cibernetica (2:48)
2. Pianos Muertos (5:35)
3. Nos Quisieron Ser (5:22)
4. Fantasia (1:48)
5. Ex Rey (5:56)
6. Abran Fuego (5:50)
7. Confines De Paz (6:44)
8. Abrazo Otonal (3:13)

Total Time 37:16

Line-up
Martin Mochi - Vocals
Ivan Paola - Guitars
Leandro Anapolsky - Bass
Martin Pomerantz - Piano, Organ, Synthesizers
Julian Bachmanovsky - Drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (name your price)

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Ut New Trolls "é"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: Self / Ma.Ra.Cash
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: November 27, 2015 (CD, vinyl), December 18, 2015 (digital)
Tracklist
  1. Dies Irae
  2. Oggi non sono spento
  3. Cambiamenti
  4. Trullo lungo
  5. Cherubino
  6. Opera suite
  7. Io…
  8. Ostinato
Line-up
Gianni Belleno (ex- The New Trolls) - drums, vocals
Maurizio Salvi (ex- The New Trolls) - hammond, keyboards, choir
Stefano Genti - keyboards, vocals
Claudio Cinquegrana - guitar, choir
Alessio Trapella - bass, vocals
Umberto Dadà - vocals
     with
Elisabetta Garetti - violin solo

Media/Samples
Cambiamenti

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Standing Ovation "Gravity Beats Nuclear"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Inverse Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 27, 2015
Tracklist
1. 23+23 (2:47)
2. Permafrost (4:09)
3. Killer, Iron (4:52)
4. Hellbillies (4:55)
5. Fool's Parade (10:08)
6. Lifeline (18:20)
7. The Great Attractor (7:03)
8. Run Little Mouse Run (4:15)
9. I Am (5:56)

Total Time 62:25

Line-up
Jouni Partanen - Vocals
Johannes Kurvinen - Guitars
Samuli Federley - Guitars
Petri Eskola - Keyboards
Mikko Kymäläinen - Drums
Panu Nykänen - Bass

Description/Reviews
These progressive metallers do a great job of mixing and matching different styles of metal giving them plenty of room to toy with their sound, and giving them plenty of room to create a new sound each and every song. Nothing throughout Gravity Beats Nuclear sounds the same. There are no recycled riffs, no rehashed synths, and no overplayed themes.
At certain times during this release, Standing Ovation takes an almost theatrical approach to their music. The song in which it is most notable is Fool’s Parade as it almost unravels like a play right before your eyes. Fool’s Parade is a slower song that focuses more on the play of a dizzying piano than any other song does. More than that, the vocalist seems as though he’s singing in a broad way show as he belts out silky cleans on top of the already smooth musicianship.
On the other side of the progressive metal token, Standing Ovation gives you songs such as Hellbillies which is arguably the most entertaining songs on the entire album. Hellbillies shoots out of the gate with an electronic intro that quickly splits off into a bouncy, road kill frying boot stomping romp. This song is the heaviest on the album as it supplies you with plenty of quick little blast beats, almost death metal style riffing and directly in the middle of the song is an uncharacteristic death metal growl which is followed by something like a gremlin.
 Read the full review at cadavergarden.wordpress.com

Media/Samples 
3 tracks

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Circles Around The Sun "Interludes for the Dead"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Blues
Label: Rhino Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: November 27, 2015
Tracklist
CD1
01. Hallucinate a Solution - 20:32
02. Gilbert's Groove - 12:20
03. Kasey's Bones - 21:05
04. Space Wheel - 17:26


CD2
01. Ginger Says - 11:46
02. Farewell Franklins - 25:04
03. Saturday's Children - 09:25
04. Scarlotta's Magnolias - 10:43
05. Hat and Cane - 11:30
06. Mountains of the Moon - 05:17


Total time: 148:11

 Line-up
Neal Casal - guitar
Adam MacDougall - keyboards
Dan Horne - bass
Mark Levy - drums

Description/Reviews
Those lucky enough to score a "miracle" ticket to the Fare Thee Well concerts this summer were treated to some potent psychedelic jams during the shows' intermissions. The mysterious group behind those freewheeling tunes was Circles Around the Sun, a band convened by guitarist Neal Casal specifically for the project. The project began when Casal was asked by video director Justin Kreutzmann to compose and record more than five hours of original music to be played along with the visuals Kreutzmann was preparing for the Fare Thee Well intermissions. The songs were composed and recorded during a two-day jam session. The results were so captivating, and the audience response so overwhelmingly positive, Rhino decided to give the music a proper release.
Media/Samples 
Kasey's Bones

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Shubham Chaudhary "The Foundation"


Country: India
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal, Djent
Format: digital
Release date: November 26, 2015
Tracklist
1. Seeds Of The Future (5:26)
2. Sown (4:27)
3. Surge (3:14)
4. The Foundation - Part I (3:57)
5. The Foundation - Part II (3:43)
6. The Beginning (4:26)
7. Sentience (6:02)
8. Spawn (3:39)
9. The Vigil (2:13)
10. Waves Of Comformity (4:43)
11. Apex (4:36)
12. Zen (4:46)

Total time 51:12

Line-up
Shubham Chaudhary

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Tim Burness "Whose Dream Are You Living?"


Country:  UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop
Format: digital
Release date: November 26, 2015
Tracklist
1. Onwards And Upwards (3:35)
2. Grass Is Greener (4:33)
3. And Set Your Spirit Free (4:38)
4. Round And Round (4:05)
5. The Messenger (4:13)
6. Unlike Any Other (4:09)
7. A Space For Our Love To Grow (4:43)
8. Stop Them (2:40)
9. What's Going On In Your Head? (3:38)
10. Cynical World (5:20)

Total time 41:34

Line-up
Tim Burness: Vocals, guitars, e-bow, guitar synthesizer, keyboards, rhythm programming
Monty Oxymoron: Keyboards, percussion and backing vocals
Keith Hastings: Bass
Fudge Smith: Drums
   With:
Julian Tardo: Bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitars, programming
Gregg McKella: Synthisizers and effects
Andrew Bradstreet: Bodhran
Lee Abraham: Sub-bass guitar
Nick Cooper: Additional drums

Description/Reviews
On and off, "Whose Dream Are You Living?" has been several years in the making, Tim has set the bar a bit higher with this 2015 album, from progrock to poppier rock tracks and more ambient and experimental pieces. The lyrics cover a wide range of interconnected themes.

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Falling Edge "Convergence at Fossil Falls"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Symphonic
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 24, 2015
Tracklist
1. Minstrel In The Corner (15:44)
2. The Lost Journal (7:14)
3. Sex For Sale (7:24)
4. Time Window (1:01)
5. Convergence At Fossil Falls (9:07)
6. Dark Matter (8:15)
7. The Sniper, The Piper, And Me (13:20)

Total Time 62:05

Line-up
Steve Kubica - keyboards
Chris Rupert - guitar, keyboards, lead vocals
Kevin Tetreault - drums, percussion, vocals
Matt Broadbent - bass, vocals

Media/Samples 
Entire album online at band's site

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Wet Rabbit "Of Clocks and Clouds"


Country: Hungary
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Electronica
Format: digital
Release date: November 23, 2015
Tracklist
1. Easy If You Try (4:56)
2. No More Time (6:39)
3. Through The Storm (5:27)
4. Of Clocks And Clouds (6:13)
5. Dark Rain (5:02)
6. Feedback (3:13)
7. The Last Whale (9:12)
8. As Here As Ever (5:13)
9. Kill The Robots, Pt.1-6 (29:16)

Total time 75:11

Line-up
Zoltán Sóstai
   With
Kinga Szabó (4, 7)

Description/Reviews
Wet Rabbit's first concept album 'Of Clocks and Clouds' is loosely based on philosophical ideas about indeterminism, fallibilism and open thinking developed by Karl Popper.
The album 'Of Clocks and Clouds' is especially dedicated to the future artificial intelligence who will be based on Popper's work on human understanding.
Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Dean Pascarella "Running With Scissors"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental, Eclectic
Format: digital
Release date: November 23, 2015
Tracklist
1. Giants Among Us (3:33)
2. The Andromeda Dude Ranch (3:33)
3. Raga Dhattu (Metal Raga) (5:03)
4. You Are Here (4:56)
5. Positrons (4:18)
6. Hungry Ghosts (4:43)
7. Soon (5:17)
8. Silly String (3:51)
9. Running With Scissors (3:40)

Total time 38:54

Line-up
Dean Pascarella - Chapman Stick, Electric Guitar, Bass, Lap Steel Guitar, Keyboards, Theremin and Maschine (With some Drum loops included)

Description/Reviews
There are hints of progressive rock but also heavy riffs, Space Rock, some pretty laid back stuff and a number of other styles I am not able to describe so you’ll have to give it a listen and get your labeller out, if that floats your boat. There are heavy and edgy riffs throughout the album that might give a nod to some of Dean’s musical influences but these influences are just that. Originality trumps influence here. There are also mellow little tunes that you could chill to.
Read the full review by Phil Lively at theprogressiveaspect.net

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Arcade Messiah "II"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal, Stoner, Ambient
Label: Stereohead Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 22, 2015
Tracklist
1. Moon Signal (7:17) 
2. Red Widow (6:46) 
3. Black Dice Maze (8:33) 
4. Gallows Way (3:07) 
5. Fourth Quarter (4:31) 
6. Via Occulta (1:19) 
7. Read The Sky (6:33) 
8. Start Missing Everybody (2:58) 

Total Time 41:04 
Line-up
John Bassett (KingBathmat)

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

In Abstraction "In Abstraction"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 21, 2015
Tracklist
1. I The Sun (4:12)
2. The Waking Dream (7:06)
3. Zig Zag (7:04)
4. Lost Mind (4:46)
5. Blacktop (6:06)
6. Solstice (12:50)
7. Four AM (6:33)
8. Primer (4:42)
9. The Muse (8:32)

Total time 61:51

Line-up
Scott Beaulieu: Guitar
Samuel Gagnon: Bass
Jesse Jomphe: Guitar
J-M Lanteigne: Drums

Media/Samples 
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Elefante Guerrero Psiquico Ancestral "El Camino Del Guerrero"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Stoner
Format: digital, vinyl
Release date: November 21, 2015
Tracklist
1. Heisenberg (3:28)
2. Entre Dos Mundos (La Ultima Batalla De La Serpiente Y El Escorpion) (5:46)
3. Methamorfosis (6:05)
4. Emperador Elefante (5:19)
5. Crisalida (5:51)
6. Kraken (5:44)
7. Hipnosis (5:53)
8. Caleidoscopio (5:57)
9. Bonus Track: Since I've Been Loving You (Zeppelin Cover ) (6:50)

Total time 50:53

Line-up
Mauro Albornoz - Drums
Juan Ricossa - Bass
Eduardo Torales - Guitars
   With
Pau Schneider - Vocals (9)

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Friday, November 20, 2015

+1 "Future Perfect"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Avant Prog
LabelPrecognitive Records
Format: CD
Release date: November 2015
Tracklist

  1. Future Perfect   
  2. The World We Make   
  3. Factory of Fractals   
  4. No Sensible Mystery   
  5. A Commentary for Piano and Tape   
  6. On To The Next World   
  7. Remember the Sage Moon   
  8. Quintet

Line-up
Kim Sajn: drums, percussion, keyboards, bass guitar, tapes, vocals, misc

Media/Samples 
Stream

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Hedersleben "The Fall Of Chronopolis"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Cleopatra Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: November 20, 2015
Tracklist
1. An Empire (8:19)
2. Gulf Of Lost Souls (4:39)
3. Hulmu (1:49)
4. The Third Time Fleet (6:51)
5. Umbul (2:00)
6. Imperator (3:44)
7. Somewhen Veaa [Dreamstate] (4:06)
8. Ghost Amada (3:47)
9. The Archivist (1:06)
10. The Fall Of Chronopolis (3:24)
11. These Pi-Mesons (1:32)

Total time: 41:17

Line-up
Nicky Garratt - guitars
Jason Willer - drums, percussion
Kephera Moon - keyboards, backing vocals
Ariana Jade - vocals, violin
Ursula Stuart - bass, backing vocals

Description/Reviews
The thrilling third album from space rock band Hedersleben follows the epic story of the rise and fall of the Chronotic Empire based on the book by Barrington J. Bayley.
Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Alejandro Matos "La potestad"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 20, 2015
Tracklist
1. Escindido (2:19)
2. Cazadioses (5:24)
3. Potestades (4:07)
4. Angel (5:50)
5. Anclas (9:16)
6. Lo Velado (4:08)
7. La Construccion Del Desierto (6:33)
8. Pertenencia (24:58)

Total time 62:35

Line-up
Alejandro Matos: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Samples, Programming
Javier Garcia Atencio: Drums
Andres Zadunaisky: Bass
Mariana Gasloli: Contrabass
Claudia Kuttenplan: Clarinet
Pedro Kiszkurno: Bandoneon
Catalina Matos: Theremin

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp  

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Downlouders "Arca"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Psychedelic
Label: Lizard Records
Format: CD
Release dateNovember 20, 2015  
Tracklist
1) Bake kujira
2) Moto Perpetuo
3) Uno
4) FTL
5) Deriva
6) Metoth
7) Tempeste di Meteoriti
8) Velocità di Crociera
9) Spermaceti

Line-up
Andrea Cajelli - drums, percussions
Marco Sessa - synths, electronic
Enrico Mangione - guitars, synths, trumpet, voices
Andrea Manenti - electric bass, voices
Yed Giordano Viganò - guitars
Matteo Laudati - guitars
Giandomenico Fraschini - electric piano, drums
Massimo Martinenghi - voices

Description/Reviews
"Arca" is visionary instrumental space-rock trip from the collective Downlouders . 
A concept as a fantastic soundtrack between epic and melancholic atmospheres.
From the magical psychedelic sound of the seventies (the first Pink Floyd over all) and the cosmic kraut-rock to the dreamlike side of post-rock (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai as references).
Downlouders is an open space-orchestra with strong use of synths, lysergic guitars, drums, deep bass, electric piano, trumpet, percussions and alien voices.
Just close your eyes to get carried away on a wonderful journey into the cosmos. 
Media/Samples 
Velocità di Crociera

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Hạc San "Sét Đánh Ngang Trời"


Country: Vietnam
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 20, 2015 (digital), December 12, 2015 (CD)
Tracklist
01. Hỗn Mang (1:53)
02. Dưới đáy trần gian (4:52)
03. Hoang tàn (4:56)
04. Tiều Phu (4:36)
05. Kẻ Phản Bội (0:25)
06. Mũi tên đen (7:38)
07. Bí mật của người ra đi (6:46)
08. Tái sinh (6:11)
09. Ai oán (3:48)
10. Tiếng Đàn Hàm Oan (6:02)
11. Sét Đánh Ngang Trời (7:33)

Total time 54:40

Line-up
Jean Paul Blada - Vocals
Dz - Guitars
Tran Thang - Bass
Yvol - Drums
  With
Phù Vạn Nam Hương (10)

Media/Samples 
Stream

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Mammatus "Sparkling Waters"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock, Ambient 
LabelSpiritual Pajamas
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: November 20, 2015
Tracklist
1. Sparkling Waters Part One (22:03)
2. Sparkling Waters Part Two (20:29)
3. The Elkhorn (15:00)
4. Ornia (17:19)

Total Time 74:51

Line-up
Nicholas Emmert - guitar
Chris Freels - bass
Aaron Emmert - drums

Description/Reviews
Heavy space rock outsiders Mammatus return with their fourth album, and their most ambitious to date. Sparkling Waters is a double LP featuring four multi-movement pieces, each designed to recalibrate the shanga array in your mind. In order to achieve the highest levels of sensatory clarity, the group enlisted Phil Manley (Trans Am, Life Coach) as their guiding light throughout the studio production. As a result these tracks shimmer with a far out, casual glow, like an aural reflection of a Risan steam pool.

On Sparkling Waters, Mammatus expand upon the astral grooves and heady riffs of their previous compositions and set a course for the furthest horizon. Celestial arpeggiations of electric guitar ricochet infinitely across vast expanses of cosmic debris. Heavy riffs thunder with a rhythmic groove, like the exploding coast of Ornia spoken of in days past. Pastoral passages of mellow, slow burning psychedelia give way to Native American flute melodies and the chanting of spiritual incantations filtered through canyons of delay. Heavenly dual guitar leads soar like a hawk gliding over a mountainside redwood canopy. Radiant synthesizers harmonize to create a shape shifting formation of ambient space that envelops the rock and in some places completely takes over.

Sparkling Waters is bound to appeal to a wide range of discerning listeners, as it incorporates elements of heavy riff rock, prog, and breath metal while it also features the enhancing sonic textures of kosmische sound coloration, soaring synth leads, and astral voyages through deep space. This amalgamation of tones is presented in a way that is wholly original, casting Mammatus as the solitary practitioners of a unique sound that was invented with the express purpose of making you feel.....shanga. So breathe deeply, strap on those headphones, drop the needle, and get far out.
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Arya "In Distant Oceans"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: November 20, 2015
Tracklist
1. Say Something Please (4:56)
2. Phalaris (3:48)
3. Mirrors (6:02)
4. Clear (5:18)
5. Vanity (4:31)
6. We'll Drown In Distant Oceans (6:58)

Total time 31:33

Line-up
Virginia Bertozzi - vocals
Simone Succi - guitar
Luca Pasini - guitar
Namig Musayev - bass
Luca Sigovich - drums

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Ed Bernard "Polydactyl"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 20, 2015
Tracklist
1. Symfoprogru (3:18)
2. Derealization (8:14)
3. Entitled (4:00)
4. Eyes Everywhere (7:32)
5. Running (6:12)
6. Withywindle (3:35)
7. 1000  Hates (5:58)
8. The Quiet Race (5:52)
9. Bring It Home (3:10)

Total time 47:51

Line-up
Ed Bernard (Druckfarben) - vocals, mandolins, guitars, violins, violas, bass, keyboards, percussion, programming
   With
Cameron Hawkins (FM) - vocals (8)
Phil Naro (Druckfarben, Corvus Stone, Backhand) - vocals (8)
Greg Wyard - bass (7)
Joel Lightman - piano (7)
William Hare (Druckfarben) - piano (4)
Paul DeLong (FM) - drums (first section of track 2)
Zed Murmer - drums

Description/Reviews
The album starts with an instrumental in the spirit of Spock’s Beard called “Symfoprogru.” It’s technical as hell yet quite melodic; a perfect showcase for Ed’s playing. The song really sets the tone for the rest of the album. 
 Read the full review by Rob Pociluk at progressivemusicplanet.com

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Homunculus Res "Come si diventa ciò che si era"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Canterbury
LabelAltrOck
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 20, 2015
Tracklist
1. Operazione simpatia - 02:11
2. Doppiofondo del barile - 02:50
3. Vesica Piscis - 06:22
4. Dogface (reprise) - 01:50
5. Opodeldoc - 04:26
6. La felicità - 01:27
7. Ottaedro - 02:45
8. Egg soup - 00:50
9. Belacqua - 03:39
10. Ospedale civico - 17:52
11. Dogface - 03:40
12. S invertita - 00:52
13. Paum - 01:53
14. Schermaglie - 01:51

Line-up
Dario D’Alessandro- guitar (R), voice, bass on 4, 7, 10, 11, 12, synthesizers
Davide Di Giovanni- keyboards, bass on 8, 13, choirs, drums on 13
Daniele Di Giovanni- drums
Mauro Turdo- guitar (L)
Daniele Crisci- bass
   With
David Newhouse - saxophones, bass clarinet on 9,10
Aldo de Scalzi - voice, organ, guitar on 4
Steven Kretzmer (Rascal Reporters) - piano on 8
Alco Frisbass – synthesizers on 02
Paolo Botta (Yugen, Ske, Not a Good Sign) - synthesizers on 2, 5, 9, 11
Regal Worm – synthesizers, organ, mellotron on 3-6
Dario Lo Cicero - flutes on 6, 10
Wyatt Moss-Wellington – choirs on 10
Giorgio Trombino - alto sax on 3, 5, 14
Giuseppe Turdo - oboe, english horn on 1

Description/Reviews
Second album by the Sicilians Homunculus Res, confirming the originality of the first album and the full compositional maturity achieved by the band.
Their vein remains strongly related to the best Canterbury scene, particularly to "Picchio dal Pozzo" but their musical approach remains open, combining melody and structure.
The lyrics, as usual amusing and ironic, have a common thread, since this is a “concept” concerning a city hospital.
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AppleSmellColour "Unscrupulousness"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 2015 (digital), December 19, 2015 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Strings Field (1:38)
2. I'm An Atom In The World (8:44)
3. Mary Monster (4:26)
4. Chris (4:51)
5. Unscrupulousness (6:03)
6. Boss Of Wizards (10:22)
7. Oil Slick (6:11)
8. Landscape (4:37)
9. Blank Look (4:19)
10. Death In The Mirror (3:51)
11. Eleventh Dimension (1:40)

Total time 56:42

Line-up
Lluís Barceló - guitar
Àngel Arroyo 'Loti' - bass
Marc Claramunt - drums
Pep Espasa - guitar, saxo and flute
Mo Espasa - piano, keyboards
Uri Mas - voice and guitar

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The Room "Beyond The Gates Of Bedlam"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, AOR
LabelBad Elephant Music
FormatCD, digital
Release dateNovember 20, 2015
Tracklist
1. Carrie
2. Full Circle
3. My Friend Jack
4. As Crazy As It Seems
5. She Smiles
6. The Book
7. Masquerade
8. Splinter
9. The Hunter
10. Bedlam

Line-up
Steve Anderson (Grey Lady Down) - guitars, keyboards, programming and backing vocals
Steve Checkley - keyboards and backing vocals
Andy Rowe - bass guitar and backing vocals
Martin Wilson (Grey Lady Down) - lead vocals
Chris York - drums, percussion and vocals

Description/Reviews
On first play, ‘Beyond The Gates Of Bedlam’ is the natural successor to ‘Open Fire’ in content, style and the music. It has all the hallmarks of song structure, melody and lyrics that made me like them in the first place.
The prog credentials are still there, 5 tracks coming in at over 6 minutes and this allows the musical ability of the band to come through in spades and the rest are not lacking for being shorter.
It has a better feel and production as well as being far more confident a product than ‘Open Fire’, there is a definite ‘levelling up’ on this album.
 Read the full review by Emma Roebuck at progradar.org

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Animus Complex "Immersion"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal, Djent
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 19, 2015 (digital) December 3, 2015 (CD)
Tracklist
1. The Descent (3:42)
2. Infinite Conclusions (4:26)
3. A Distant Shore (4:35)
4. Within Earth (4:45)
5. Horizon (3:17)
6. Breathe This Life (3:34)
7. Cnidaria (4:03)
8. Anima (3:37)
9. Calypso (4:14)

Total Time 36:13

Line-up
Matt Turkington - Vocals
Jeremy Davis - Guitars, Vocals
Stephen Poff - Bass, Vocals
Michael Ohlson - Drums

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Sales de Baño "Horror Vacui"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Instrumental Avant Prog, Jazz-Rock
Label: Viajero Inmovil Records (2016)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 19, 2015 (digital), June 10, 2016 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Uno (4:12)
2. Dos (6:52)
3. Tres (4:58)
4. Cuatro (9:16)
5. Cinco (0:43)
6. Seis (4:19)
7. Siete (3:37)
8. Ocho (6:31)

Total time 40:28

Line-up
Carlos Quebrada (Factor Burzaco) - Electric bass and composition
Andrés Marino - Piano, Rhodes, armonium and  electronics
Agustín Zuanigh - Trumpet and flugelhorn
Camilo Ángeles - Flute and alto flute
Mariano Cepeda - Electric guitar
Federico Isasti - Drums
   With
Ensamble Bola del Om (8)
Juan Olivera - Trumpet
Nicolás Lowry - Tenor sax
Lucas Goicoechea - Alto sax
Franco Espíndola - Trombone

Description/Reviews
This, their second-released recording, is a mysterious Suite which is divided into eight parts where Contemporary Music, Fusion, Avant-Prog, and Canterbury become R.I.O. The six-some's nondescript music oscillates somewhere between written sections and improvisational segments, thus deepening the instrumentation search where electric sounds and acoustic sonority may co-exist.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Interpose+ "Memories in the Wind"


Country: Japan
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelMusea
FormatCD, digital
Release dateNovember 18, 2015
Tracklist
  1. Indifferent - 0:18
  2. Regenerate the Sky - 6:08
  3. Entropy, Pt. 1 - 4:03
  4. Entropy, Pt. 2 - 2:30
  5. Entropy, Pt. 3 - 1:25
  6. Bewildered Love - 9:52
  7. Empty Route - 10:09
  8. Memories in the Wind, Pt. 1 - 4:24
  9. Memories in the Wind, Pt. 2 - 4:14
  10. Memories in the Wind, Pt. 3 - 5:06
  11. Awaiting Forever - 10:40
  12. The Harvest - 6:48
Line-up
Kenji Tanaka - guitars
Katsu Sato - drums
Shinko Shibata - bass
Watanabe Nobuo - keyboards
Sayuri Aruga - vocals

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Marc Carlton "Degrees Of Freedom"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Ambient
Label: The Madrigal Project
Format: digital
Release date:November 18, 2015
Tracklist
1. Emergency Overture (5:05)
2. Das Äußerste Ufer Der Sehnsucht (11:05)
3. Degrees Of Freedom (9:53)
4. Interlocutor (3:32)
5. Picking Up The Pieces (2:15)
6. Neutral Karma Due To Admin Error (3:51)
7. A Moment's Grace (1:23)
8. Second Order Waltz (3:48)
9. Matter Over Matter (4:12)
10. Pesmerga Finds Yuber (11:44)
11. The Art Of Patience (3:33)

Total Time 60:26

Line-up
Marc Carlton - all instruments

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Solentiname "Solentiname"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Progressive/Hard Rock, Stoner
Format: digital
Release date: November 18, 2015
Tracklist
1. Sale El Sol (7:10)
2. Fortaleza, El Aire (4:17)
3. Monstruo Expectante Crece (4:20)
4. Respiracion (5:19)
5. Herrero De Tus Ansias (4:26)
6. La Ganza (4:37)
7. Vitel Tone (12:11)

Total Time 42:20

Line-up
Octavio Ferreras - Vocals, Guitar
Lucas Roselló - Guitar
Galle Galain - Bass
Nicolás Álvarez - Drums

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Tea Club "Grappling"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release dateNovember 17, 2015
Tracklist
1. The Magnet (6:07)
2. Remember Where You Were (7:43)
3. Dr. Abraham (8:11)
4. The Fox in the Hole (4:45)
6. Wasp in a Wig (6:16)
7. The White Book (9:57)

Total Time 42:59

Line-up
Patrick McGowan - Vocals, Guitar
Dan McGowan - Vocals, Guitar
Jamie Wolff - Bass, Violin, Cello
Reinhardt McGeddon - Keyboards
Tony Davis - Drums

Description/Reviews
The Tea Club, amaze me as they go from strength to strength with each release. Grappling is their fourth studio release and even though it looks like the McGowan brothers have changed the rest of the line-up to include three new members, once again they have delivered six compositions full of brilliant complex symphonic inspired progressive rock. All but one of these compositions is mid-length, six to ten minutes featuring all manner of shifting time, tempo and structural elements. The Echolyn feel is still there as a reference point but more than ever that influence has clearly become a foundational element to The Tea Club sound. After four albums the band has established a sound that is clearly theirs – music that is ever changing, building in intensity before subsiding, grand crescendos with huge swells of music all structured in complex and intricate polyrhythmic rock songs. Instrumental and vocal counterpoint is everywhere. It’s beautiful! The musicianship is quite spectacular throughout, great guitars, keyboards and bass but I have to say a word about the drumming: Tony Davis is absolutely amazing. He reminds me of Neil Peart’s drumming style, where different patterns are everywhere – similarly Davis rarely seems to repeat himself – and this gives these six compositions an even more complex feel on the rhythmic side. When put together the music on Grappling is clearly an amazing step up for The Tea Club. Once again I find myself almost at a loss for words other than to say if you’ve never listened to The Tea Club you MUST check them out. They get my highest recommendation.(Jerry Lucky )
 Also read the review by Raffaella Berry at progmistress.com

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Ste van Holm "Tesla"


Country: Denmark
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 17, 2015
Tracklist
1. St. Elmo's Fire (1:55)
2. Electrical Storm (4:34)
3. Macak The Cat (4:06)
4. Transatlantic (4:43)
5. Voltage Control (3:25)
6. Synesthesia (4:47)
7. Contraptions For Pigeons (2:52)
8. Oscillations (20:26)
9. A Piece Of Empty Sky (10:41)

Total time 57:29

Line-up
Ste van Holm: Acoustic, electric and barytone guitars, chapman stick, mandolin, keyboards, DuS and programming
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Tanja Hollerup: Vocals (Electrical Storm & Oscillations)
Julie Frey: Vocals (Macak the Cat & Synesthesia)
Minella Ribert: Vocals (Contraptions for Pigeons & A Piece of Empty Sky)
Anders Brandt: Vocals (Transatlantic) & Lead Guitars
Jesper H. Petersen: Acoustic, electric and fretless basses
Klaus Schønning: Keyboards
Emil Rønning: Lead Guitars

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Jean Loup Pecquais "What We Have Forgotten"


Country: France
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: November 16, 2015
Tracklist
1. What We Have Forgotten - Pt. I (4:11)
2. Absence (15:28)
3. What We Have Forgotten - Pt. II (3:46)
4. What We Have Forgotten - Pt. III (4:57)
5. Reunion (7:58)
6. What We'll Retain (4:21)

Total time 40:41

Line-up
Jean Loup Pecquais: Instruments, Vocals
Ludovic Diaz : Drums
Pauline Ducroux : Vocals (2, 5), Spoken Words (2)

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