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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tilt "Hinterland"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, AOR
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 30, 2016
Tracklist
1. _Assembly (8:58)
2. Hinterland (8:01)
3. Against The Rain (5:06)
4. No Superman (4:22)
5. Growing Colder (6:19)
6. Strontium Burning (5:05)
7. Bloodline (9:03)
8. Disassembly_ (9:16)

Total Time 56:10

Line-up
Steve Vantsis (Fish): Bass
Dave Stewart (Fish): Percussion
Paul Humphreys: Guitars
Paul Dourley: Vocals
Robin Boult (Fish): Guitars
   With:
John Beck (It Bites): Keyboards
John Mitchell (Lonely Robot/Kino/Arena/It Bites): Guitars

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Ad Maiora "Repetita Iuvant"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 30, 2016
Tracklist
1. Molokheya (5:12)
2. Life (7:03)
3. Fermati (4:49)
4. Torba (7:51)
5. Invisibile (6:41)
6. Repetita Iuvant (5:32)
7. Etereo (5:45)
8. Never Mind (5:48)
Bonus track:
9 Whaling Stories (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) (7:18)

Total Time 56:03

Line-up
Enzo Giardina - drums
Flavio Carnovali - electric guitar
Moreno Piva - electric bass, classical guitar, backing vocals
Paolo Callioni - vocals
Sergio Caleca - keyboards, electric guitar

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Arcpelago "Simbiose"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 25, 2016 (CD)
Tracklist
01) Sopro Vital
02) Distância Entre Um Dia E Outro
03) Ebulição dos Tempos
04) Cidade Solar
05) Universos Paralelos
06) Dentro De Si

Line-up
Ronaldo Rodrigues - keyboards, vocals
Renato Navega - drums
Jorge Carvalho - bass
Eduardo Marcolino - guitar

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Sopro Vital   

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Totem "Manitou"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: June 25, 2016
Tracklist
1. Iniziazione (1:25)
2. Tempesta (6:10)
3. Fobia (1:13)
4. Aritmia (7:11)
5. Biotopo (1:28)
6. Totem (6:39)
7. Empireo (8:00)

Total Time 32:06

Line-up
Francesco Lembo - Guitars
Stefano Torri - Bass
Andrea Fossati - Drums

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Anderson / Stolt "Invention Of Knowledge"


Country: UK/Sweden
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: InsideOut
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tracklist
I.  Invention of Knowledge
  1. Invention (09:41)
  2. We Are Truth (06:41)
  3. Knowledge (06:30)

II. Knowing
  4. Knowing (10:31)
  5. Chase and Harmony (07:17)

III.Everybody Heals
  6. Everybody Heals (07:36)
  7. Better by Far (02:03)
  8. Golden Light (03:30)

9. Know...  (11:13)

Line-up
Jon Anderson (Yes) - Lead & Backing vocals, Additional keyboard
Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic, Agents of Mercy) - Electric guitars, 6 &12 str. Acoustic guitars, Dobro, Portuguise guitar, Lap steel, Keyboards, Percussion, Backing vocals
   With
Tom Brislin (Spiraling) - Yamaha Grand C 7 Piano, Fender Rhodes Piano, Hammond B 3 organ & synthesizers
Lalle Larsson  (Karmakanic, Agents of Mercy) - Grand Piano & Synthesizer
Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic) - Bass
Michael Stolt (Eggs & Dogs) - Bass & Taurus pedals
Felix Lehrmann (The Flower Kings) - Drums
Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation), Nad Sylvan (Unifaun, Agents of Mercy), Anja Obermayer, Maria Rerych, Kristina Westas - Backing vocals

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Teaser

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Diffracture "Oneiros"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: 7hard
Format: digital
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tracklist
1. To Klondike (4:56)
2. Karman Line (3:57)
3. Janus (5:00)
4. The Cartographer (4:16)
5. Continental Drift (5:43)
6. Sky Burial - Part 1 (Shaman) (0:43)
7. Sky Burial - Part 2 (Arahant) (4:33)
8. Sky Burial - Part 3 (Oneiros) (2:23)
9. Between Pulse And Mind (3:50)
10. Of Steam And Coal (4:47)

Total Time 40:08

Line-up
Alessandro Maffezzoni: Vocals
Matteo Lucchetta: Guitar
Alessandro Maderna: Guitar
Lorenzo Veronese: Bass
Andrea Bonzini: Drums

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Ph2 "20 Years After"


Country:  France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tracklist
1. Voyage (7:19)
2. Magali (6:55)
3. The Jazzman (4:55)
4. Very Good Trip (5:18)
5. Paul (3:46)
6. Sainte Alvere (7:33)
7. Hypersleep Funeral Wake (6:06)
8. Happy Birthday (8:38)
9. Goodbye Michel, Goodbye Wojtek (3:19)

Total time 53:49

Line-up
Philippe Moati - instruments
Philippe Mercier - instruments
   With
Jessica Gabrielle - vocals
Jeff Meleras - vocals
Sam Schöpferkraft - vocals
Florence Huet - vocals
Marianne - vocals

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Ghost Community "Cycle of Life"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: ROK Music 
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tracklist
1. Rise Up (7:32)
2. Mirror Lakes (6:31)
3. Anything And Everything (7:29)
4. Blue December Morning (7:02)
5. Ghost Community (7:15)
6. Cycle Of Life (15:48)

Total Time 51:37

Line-up
John Paul Vaughan - Lead Vocals
Simon Rogers (Also Eden) - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Matthew Cohen (The Reasoning, Magenta) - Bass
Moray Macdonald - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Jake Bradford-Sharp - Drums, Backing Vocals

Description/Reviews
From track one, aptly named “Rise Up,” the album is off to a great start. The album ‘rises up’ to a big opener about standing up for what’s right. It’s a heavier track, with all sides playing hard. It’s not overpowering and equally shows off each member of the band. “Rise Up” is reminiscent of 30 Seconds to Mars meeting Rush; not a bad combination at all.
“Mirror Lakes” is trickier to decipher. Are we to interpret the song to be about people out of reach or the real person underneath the skin they present? People seeing what they want to see? Whatever it is, it is a fine song. Softer, but still possessing power, it is maybe more of a traditional “prog” song in its form.
“Anything And Everything” does what it says on the tin. Included within the Floyd-esque track is a mix of musical styles featuring great keyboard work along with heavy bass and rock riffs.
“Blue December Morning” is a slow starter, metronomic, and soft while you wait in anticipation. It speeds up slightly until the finale featuring some exceptional drumming.
“Ghost Community” follows. The band’s anthem is sure to have live audiences singing along, and the community-oriented message is delivered clear for all to hear.
Title track “Cycle Of life” closes the album. It is an epic at nearly sixteen minutes in length, though it passes quickly and holds your rapt attention. The song has all the markings of a prog song from mood and time changes – like having four seasons in one day.
The same can be said for the whole album, too. There isn’t a bad track, and all songs are well written. The band members, each possessing great talent, are equally represented in this beautiful community.
Read the full review by Doug Bearne at nationalrockreview.com

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Deus Ex Machina "Devoto"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Fusion
Label: Cuneiform Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tracklist
1. Devoto (5:54)
2. Sotterfugio (1:24)
3. Multiverso (5:46)
4. Distratto Da Me (7:28)
5. Eterno Ritorno (3:24)
6. Piu Uguale (10:09)
7. Transizione (7:05)
8. Autore Del Futuro (7:01)
9. Figli (6:59)
10. Quattro Piccole Mani (4:37)

Total Time 59:47

Line-up
Mauro Collina: guitars
Alessandro Bonetti: violin
Alessandro Porreca: bass
Luigi Ricciardiello: organ, piano, synth
Claudio Trotta: Maurus drums
Alberto Piras: vocals
   With:
Luigi Savino: synth, contrabass
Alessandro Meroli: baritone saxophone
Marco Matteuzzi: alto saxophone
Massimo Greko: trumpet


Description/Reviews
Following an eight-year absence, the Italian rock/progressive group Deus Ex Machina bursts back onto the international scene with Devoto.Devoto retains Deus Ex Machina’s distinctive blend of fiery, complexly designed music, passionate bel canto vocals, virtuosic instrumental performances and analogue-heavy textures. Here as before, DEM’s music combines both the energy and beauty of early Mahavishnu Orchestra and Larks' Tongues in Aspic-era King Crimson; classic 70s hard rock influences from AC/DC, Deep Purple and, most unmistakably, Led Zeppelin; hints of RIO-tinged avant-progressive; and the unmistakable Mediterranean vibe of fellow 'Rock Progressivo Italiano' combos like PFM. But just as each successive album has represented something different yet still unmistakably, unequivocally DEM, Devoto takes a more direct, immediate approach: a more hard-hitting, gut-punching, visceral Deus Ex Machina.
Devoto may have been a long time coming, but it's been more than worth the wait. Deus Ex Machina continues to prepare even more new material while rehearsing for upcoming live dates. Prepare yourself to revel in the gripping punch and the more direct - yet still compositionally dense and intense - music of Devoto; like every album in its remarkable career, both a consolidation of what has come before...and a clear signpost of things to come.
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Kayo Dot “Plastic House on Base of Sky”


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelThe Flenser
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tracklist
1. Amalia’s Theme
2. All The Pain in All the Wide World
3. Magnetism
4. Rings of Earth
5. Brittle Urchin

Line-up
Toby Driver - voice, synths, guitar, bass guitar
Keith Abrams - drums
Ron Varod - guitar on “Brittle Urchin”
Daniel Means - saxophone
Sage Riesman - violin
Stacey Winegyn - violin
Bing Minz - violin
Roman Celine - viola
Dabe Wyche - viola
Alexis Travelion - cello
Landen Chelengs - contrabass
Lemuel Bardor - harpsichord
Bree Eng - pipe organ
Duggan Elston - hammond organ
Valentin Dublev - mellotron
Charmane Tressel - glass harmonica
Gloria Hattifer - celesta
Bhin Turmes - trumpet
Ephraim Narata - flugelhorn
George Chamdles - rhodes
Stelvio Nebulli - hand percussion
Guillaume Veltaj - hand percussion
The Adirondack Twilight Choir

Description/Reviews
On Plastic House on Base of Sky, Kayo Dot fully embraces Coffins on Io’s electronic allusions, incorporating a variety of synthesizers (many of them vintage analog) to create another work of ambition and magnitude that fuses the explosive musical imagination of a band like Magma with the forward-thinking experimentalism of Conrad Schnitzler or Morton Subotnick. This 40 minute-long, 5-song LP goes beyond the future-noir theme of Coffins on Io and is an innovative and biomechanical work of art. Think seemingly impossible architecture, dead satellites, trashed space stations, wasted old lady heroin addicts hanging out by cheap motel pools, broken people, and a hopeless dead and polluted world transitioning into artifice and mechanism and reacting by being self-destructive, either to the point of utter obliteration or a glorious transhuman condition.
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Amalia’s Theme
Magnetism

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Infinite Spectrum "Haunter of the Dark"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Sensory Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tracklist
1. Prologue: Providence, Winter, 1934
2. Federal Hill
3. The Calling
4. The Church
   I: Dark Whispers
   II: Entry
   III: The Ascent
   IV: The Shining Trapezohedron
   V: Spectres
5. The Stranger Things I've Learned
6. Haunter Of The Dark
7. Fear
8. All That We See
9. 2:12 AM
10. Epilogue: Providence, Summer, 1935

Line-up
Will Severin - Vocals
Alex Raykin - Guitars & Backup Vocals
Alex Repetti - Bass & Backup Vocals
Greg Schwab - Drums
Katie Pachnos - Keyboards & Backup Vocals

Description/Reviews
 Boasting nearly seventy-one minutes of explosive prog metal, the record follows a ten-song storyline based on the H.P. Lovecraft short story of the same name

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Federal Hill
Fear
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Love De Vice "Pills"







Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: fonografika
Format: CD
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tracklist
1. No Escape
2. Ritual
3. Best of Worlds
4. Afraid
5. Pills (Strings)
6. Hell on Earth
7. Wild Ride
8. Nobody Owns Me (Killa Song)
Bonus Tracks:
9. Pictures from the Past
10. Winter of Soul
11. Pills (Acoustic)

Total Time 54:19

Line-up
Andrzej "Messi" Archanowicz - guitars
Tomasz "Kudel" Kudelski - drums
Robert "R.i.P." Pelka - bass
Krzysztof "Krzychu" Slaby - keyboards
Pawel "Ozzie" Granecki - vocals, guitar

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Afraid

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The Claudia Quintet "Super Petite"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Chamber, Jazz, Post Rock, Avant Prog
Label: Cuneiform Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tracklist
1. Nightbreak   
2. JFK Beagle    
3. A-List   
4. Philly   
5. Peterborough   
6. Rose Colored Rhythm   
7. If you seek a Fox   
8. Pure Poem   
9. Newark Beagle   
10. mangold

Line-up
John Hollenbeck – drums and percussion
Red Wierenga – accordion
Matt Moran – vibraphone
Drew Gress – acoustic bass
Chris Speed – clarinet and tenor sax

Description/Reviews
Short doesn’t necessarily mean simple. Drummer-composer John Hollenbeck acrobatically explores the dichotomy between brevity and complexity on Super Petite, the eighth release by the critically-acclaimed, proudly eccentric Claudia Quintet. The oxymoronic title of the new album, captures the essence of its ten new compositions, which pack all of the wit and virtuosity that listeners have come to expect from the Claudia Quintet into a shorter time-frame.
Hollenbeck’s uncategorizable music – which bridges the worlds of modern jazz and new music in surprising and inventive ways - is realized by Claudia’s longstanding line-up.
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Jerusalem "Cooler Than Antarctica"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Prog Related, Hard Rock
Label: Angel Air       
Format: CD
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tracklist
01 Snake
02 Steaming Hot
03 Specks
04 Drums, Bass and Guitar
05 Northern Nights
06 Simple Man
07 The Book Of You
08 All My Doors Are Open
09 Simple Simons
10 Cry

Line-up
Lynden Williams (Deckchair Poets) - vocals
Geoff Downes (Asia, Yes, Deckchair Poets) - keyboards
Nick D’Virgilio (Spock's Beard, BBT, Deckchair Poets) - drums
Ashley Cutler (Deckchair Poets) - bass
Ollie Hannifan (Deckchair Poets) - guitars
Rachel Hall (Deckchair Poets) - violin
Ray Drury (The Producers, Deckchair Poets) - keyboards & accordion
Will ‘Harmonica’ Wilde (Deckchair Poets) - blues harp
Rachael Hawnt (Deckchair Poets) - vocals
Dave Meros (Spock's Beard) - bass

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Ghost Medicine "Discontinuance"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Uranium Club
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tracklist
1. Crooked House (9:44)
2. Shiver (5:55)
3. Departure (6:24)
4. Desert Spring (8:54)
5. Beautiful World (4:00)
6. Broken Corridor (5:01)
7. Discontinuance (11:14)

Total time 51:12
Line-up
Jared Leach - guitars, vocals
Scott Prian - drums, programming
Sarah Hoefer - vocals
   With
Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, ORk, Tim Bowness) - bass

Description/Reviews
Driven by a need to communicate the indescribable, and drawing on influences ranging from composer Ralph Vaughan Williams to Sigur Ros, Nick Drake, and Meshuggah, “Discontinuance” is the debut album from Ghost Medicine, the working name of Georgia based guitarist and composer Jared Leach.Consisting of seven tracks, and exploring themes related to the contradictory and inexpressible nature of the human experience, “Discontinuance” is a remarkably developed and engaging statement from a hitherto unknown voice. Demonstrating a deep knowledge of both alternate tunings and creative guitar effects, Jared Leach’s expressive, original guitar work is the binding element throughout the album, alternating between, sensitive layered finger picked acoustic guitar, to fiery and imaginative solos.
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Desert Spring
Broken Corridor

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It's Not Night: It's Space "Our Birth Is But A Sleep And A Forgetting"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Experimental, Ethnic, Psychedelic, Space Rock, Doom
Label: Small Stone Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tracklist
1. Nada Brahma (3:25)
2. The Beard Of Macroprosopus (8:51)
3. Across The Luster Of The Desert Into The Polychrome Hills (7:39)
4. Starry Wisdom (8:42)
5. Pillars In The Void (8:49)
6. The Black Iron Prison And The Palm Tree Garden (8:21)

Total Time 45:47

Line-up
Kevin Halcott: guitar
Michael Lutomski: drums
Tommy Guerrero: bass
    With
Rick Birmingham: fiddle (2, 6)

Description/Reviews
What I wouldn't have given to experience something like It's Not Night: It's Space back in 1985, a band who take plenty of chances with their instrumental attack, blending thunderous doom metal with tripped out psychedelia, prog, and atmospheric drone.
Read the full review by Pete Pardo at seaoftranquility.org

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Akribi "Anima"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: The Sonic Massive
Format: digital
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tracklist
1. The End (3:40)
2. New Definitions Of The Truth (6:37)
3. Every Man For Himself (4:32)
4. Isolation (5:59)
5. Unleashed (8:29)
6. Down The Rabbit Hole (3:01)
7. The Wastelands (6:29)
8. A Grain Of Sand (8:38)
9. Curtain Hall (5:34)
10. The Longest Goodbye (10:58)

Total time 63:57

Line-up
Jessica Ahman - Vocals
Martin Edelfeldt - Guitars
David Lidell - Guitars
Sven Funseth - Drums


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Deezer

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Handwrist "Rough Fluff "


Country: Portugal
Genre(s)Fusion, Psychedelic
Formatdigital
Release dateJune 23, 2016
Tracklist
1. Rough Fluff (1:52)
2. Schoolyard (4:50)
3. From Oaxaca (6:20)
4. Nightlife (6:57)
5. Dutch Gin (6:54)
6. Highlands (5:56)
7. At 3am, A UFO (8:35)

Total Time 41:24

Line-up
Rui Botelho Rodrigues - everything

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Elephant Plaza "Momentum"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Progress Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 23, 2016
Tracklist
  1. Naked
  2. Southwest
  3. Paralyzed   
  4. All The Way   
  5. The Quested – Page 1 – Start it all again     
  6. The Quested – Page 2 – Rock`n ́Roll Fantasy  
  7. The Human Race – Prologue     
  8. The Human Race
  9. Wishful Thinking     
  10. Momentum Part 1 – Momentum 
  11. Momentum Part 2 – Moments of Emotions   
  12. Momentum Part 3 – The Dream   
  13. Momentum Part 4 – Struggle Within      
  14. Momentum Part 5 – Redemption
Line-up
Gilbert Marshall (Magic Pie) – electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards, lead vocals
Kim Christiansen – lead electric & acoustic guitars, vocals
John Kamphaug – bass, vocals
Olav Rygg – drums, percussion, vocals
John Petter Sæterdal – keyboards, vocals
Jan-Fredrik Heier – keyboards, vocals
 With:
Eirikur Hauksson (Magic Pie,  Kerrs Pink) - backing and ad-lib vocals

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Naked
Momentum Parts 1-5
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Swimmer "Swimmer Or The Egg?"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Eclectic, Fusion, Jamband, Jazz, Progressive Rock, Funk
Format: digital
Release date: June 22, 2016
Tracklist
1. 5 Seed And Feeble (8:14)
2. Hyperbole (14:23)
3. Sea Cerebral (14:33)
4. Jam>Donkey Pimp (5:14)

Total Time 42:24

Line-up
Matt Dolliver
Cotter Ellis
Joe Agnello
Jack Vignone
Paul Klein

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UFO Över Lappland "UFO Över Lappland"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock
Label: Fluere Tapes 
Format: cassette
Release date: June 22, 2016
Tracklist
1. Keep On Keepin On Space Truckin' (12:15)
2. Podzol (10:37)
3. Nothing That Lives Has . . . . Such Eyes (9:14)
4. Lemmy On The Beach (11:56) - Bonus track

Total Time 44:02

Line-up
Krister Mörtsell - Guitar
Christer Blomquist - Bass
Peter Basun - Synthesizer
Andreas Rejdvik - Drums

Description/Reviews
Clocking in at ober 12 minutes, opener ‘Keep On Keepin’ On Space Truckin’ ‘ has few f*cks to give, and gives them very reluctantly. Once the drums start, there is no stopping. The guitars chime and grind together, the electronics hover behind it all. Truckin’ is definitely the word for this. But this truck, grubby as it is, has hyperspace capability, the kind that has you looking through the front viewscreens as a cosmic slitscan conduit swirls past. Can the the tachograph keep up?
Read the full review by matthewpetty at bothbarson.wordpress.com

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Erik Norlander "Surreal"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: Think Tank Media
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 21, 2016
Tracklist
1. The Party's Overture (7:52)
2. The Galaxy Collectors (Album Mix) (10:34)
3. Suitcase And Umbrella (7:08)
4. Unearthly (8:48)
5. Surreal (feat. Lana Lane) (10:46)
6. El Gran Final (11:08)

Total time 56:16
Line-up
Erik Norlander - keyboards
Mark Matthews - bass
Nick LePar - drums
Greg Ellis - percussion
Alastair Greene - guitars (1,2,3,4,6)
        with
Lana Lane - vocals (5)
Jeff Kollman - guitars (5)
Mark McCrite - acoustic guitar (3)
Don Schiff - cello, contrabass and fretless NS/Stick (2)

Description/Reviews
After two recent highly-acclaimed releases with his Rocket Scientists project, Norlander now presents the follow-up to his 2009 solo epic The Galactic Collective released in several forms including a live DVD/CD set. Surreal continues in that spirit with traditional rock band instrumentation fronted by Norlander’s own timeless, signature keyboards. Surreal gives both a nod to the past and puts an eye on the future with lush analog soundscapes, real living human grooves, and unforgettable melodic lead work that will keep the songs playing in the listener’s head long after the music stops. Like The Galactic Collective, Surreal is mostly an instrumental affair with 5 tracks driven by keyboard and guitar melodies. But there is a sixth song, the title track, that features vocals by Norlander’s chanteuse spouse Lana Lane.
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Inner Prospekt "Ocean Suite"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
Formatdigital
Release date: June 21, 2016
Tracklist
1. Ocean Suite  (49:22)

Line-up
Alessandro Di Benedetti (Mad Crayon): keyboards, sequencing, vocals, drums
Luca Cleri (Mad Crayon): guitars

Description/Reviews
This album is freely based on the novel "La bambina dell'oceano" by Lorenzo Crescentini.
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TCP "Temporal Chaos"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 21, 2016 (digital), July 12, 2016 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Torn Apart 1000 Sparks (3:18)
2. Forest Of Lovelies (8:55)
3. Impetus (9:43)
4. The Forces (6:17)
5. Chrysalis (5:48)
6. Fantasize/Into The Blue (12:00)
7. Third Eye Limited (4:38)
8. In The Flame (11:05)

Total Time 61:44

Line-up
Henry Tarnecky - vocals, keys
Blake Tobias - bass, keys
Jack Wright - guitars, drums
Glenn Arpino - keys
   With
Nicole Tarnecky - vocals (3, 4, 5, 6)
Tom Shiben - bass  (5)

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Yojo "Abduction"


Country: Russia
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz, Post Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: June 20, 2016
Tracklist
1. Weather Report (5:24)
2. Contact (5:19)
3. 5 A.M. (4:59)
4. Cold Case (6:20)
5. Wipers (5:41)
6. Tourist (6:29)
7. Swell (5:21)
8. Jump in the Mirror (6:04)
9. Hazebook (6:57)

Total Time 52:34

Line-up
Anna Shmuilovich - keyboards
Oleg Eroshenko - drums, percussion
Alexey Borovets - guitars
Georg Ubel - bass, violin
Leonid Perevalov - bass-clarinet
    With
Sergey Kulakov - trumpet
Nikolay Rubanov - baritone-saxophone, tenor-saxophone
Alexander Romanyuk - alt-saxophone
Alexander Zender - tenor-saxophone
Maxim Bossanov - tenor-saxophone

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Martin Dugdale "Stuck In Purgatory"


Country: South Africa
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: June 20, 2016
Tracklist
1. The Awakening (5:33)
2. The Fools Song (4:30)
3. The Clearing (5:21)
4. The Nefarious Align (6:17)
5. The Eclipse (3:55)
6. The Affliction (4:20)
7. The Lost Throne (3:42)
8. The Descent (8:40)

Total time 42:18

Line-up
Martin Dugdale - everything

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Krzysztof Lepiarczyk "Art Therapy"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Art Rock
Label: LYNX Music
Format: CD
Release date: June 20, 2016
Tracklist
1. I still remember
2. dr Schouermann
3. Arthroscopy
4. After all..
5. Lime
6. Laryngocele
7. Beauty
8. Ganglion
9. Keluj
9. Nothing

Line-up
Krzysztof Lepiarczyk (Loonypark, Padre) - keyboards and programing
Michał Dolata  - guitar
Marek Smelkowski - guitar
Michał Bylica - trumpet
Magda Grodecka - vocals
Aleksandra Kozubal - vocals
Sabina Godula -Zając - vocals
Marek Smelkowski - vocals

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Progstreaming 
dr Schouermann 
After all ...
Nothing  

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Loonypark "Perpetual"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Lynx Music
Format: CD
Release date: June 20, 2016
Tracklist
1.Something to forget
2.Face in the mirror
3.Train of life
4.Don't say a word
5.In the name...
6.Catch & release
7.Secrets to hide
8.New beginning
9.December

Line-up
Sabina Godula- Zając - vocal
Krzysztof Lepiarczyk – keyboards
Piotr Grodecki – guitar, contrabass, banjo
Piotr Lipka – bass
Grzegorz Fieber – drums
   With
Sylwia Majka Maya - violin

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December 
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Redline Intensity "Journey Into Oblivion"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock / Metal, Hard Rock
Format: digital
Release date: June 20, 2016
Tracklist
1. Dark Disciples (7:17)
2. Crawlin' (5:05)
3. Dimensions Of The Mind (7:13)
4. Heartbeat Of The Universe (7:25)
5. Bloodlines (9:04)
6. A Slave's Paradise (5:34)
7. Rescue Me (7:51)
8. Soul Vacuum (20:48)

Total Time 70:17

Line-up
Nic Thompson
Lee Sculthorpe

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Rescue Me

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The Arborist "Acrylic Road"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Post Rock, Art Rock, Neo-Classical
Format: digital
Release date: June 20, 2016
Tracklist
1. The Fifth Acre (5:15)
2. Acrylic Road (4:59)
3. The Lost Continent Of Mu: Part 1 (3:19)
4. The Lost Continent Of Mu: Part 2 (8:01)
5. Aphonic (7:44)
6. The Valley Beneath The Waves Ft. Yala Rhone (9:58)

Total time 39:16

Line-up
Carson Schnackenberg

Description/Reviews
Acrylic Road started out as a practice template, in every conceivable way, for The Arborist's Carson Schnackenburg. Schnackenburg is a drummer, by trade, and tracks like album opener "The Fifth Acre" were created solely for Schnackenburg to play drums along to. You'd never know it, from the wispy, neo-classical, prog-and-metal infused art rock. It's sensitive, delicate, intuitive and personal - not what you would expect from a bash-along backing track.
Read the full review by J Simpson at nomoredivision.com

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The Fringe "The Fringe"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop
Label: Reingold Records
Format: CD
Release date: June 2016
Tracklist
1. You (4:54)
2. Opening Day (4:14)
3. A Second Or Two (3:55)
4. Flare (9:56)
5. Go (4:18)
6. My Greatest Invention (3:44)
7. Snake Eyes (3:32)
8. Yours To Steal (7:48)

Total time 42:21

Line-up
Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance): Guitars, Vocals
Jonas Reingold (Karmakanic, The Flower Kings): Bass, Backing Vocals
Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spocks Beard): Drums, Vocals

Description/Review
The music skirts around the edges of progressive rock, leaning towards the alternative side of Spock’s Beard, or the more populist moments from power trios such as Mr. Big, Rush, or King’s X. Alternative, progressive, pop, jam band…The Fringe exists at the edge of each of these genres–or, better–at the intersection of them all taken together. Virtuoso musicianship is always on display, and there are plenty of time-signature changes, but the band focuses on driving riffs, melodic hooks, and lots of two- and three-part harmonies.
Read the full review by Craig Ellis Bacon at progreport.com


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Flare (edit)

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

N.P.D. Project "Heavy Things (A Compendium Of The Unspent)"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: June 19, 2016
Tracklist
1. Last Night's Riot (3:55)
2. Alarum (3:23)
3. Beneath My Feet (3:39)
4. New Critical (4:31)
5. Pendulum Dent (5:27)
6. Density (3:04)
7. (Taming The) Moment (4:10)
8. I Need Dynamite (3:59)
9. Chase The Sun (3:58)
10. Waves (5:22)

Total Time 41:28

Line-up
Niall Deighan

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Last Night's Riot

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Oblivion Myth "Inside The Mirror"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Power Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 18, 2016 (CD), July 08, 2016 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Blinding The Darkness (6:07)
2. Interlude: The Eagle Has Landed (1:16)
3. Sea Of Tranquility (4:37)
4. Interlude: We've Had A Problem (0:41)
5. Between Light And Shadow (5:13)
6. Battle Angels (4:54)
7. Inside The Mirror (6:20)
8. Interlude: Daybreak (1:35)
9. Hallowed Oath (4:44)
10. Everlasting Fire (5:04)
11. Interlude: Revelation 21:4 (Niv) (0:31)
12. Beyond This Home (5:29)
13. Interlude: Enter The Unknown (2:04)
14. Absence Of Malevolence (5:47)
15. War Child (5:39)
16. Interlude: Ecclesiastes (7:25)
17. (Niv (0:33)
18. Venom Of Vices (6:20)

Total time 74:19

Line-up
Tim McDonald - Vocals
Keith Smith - Guitars
Kevin Butler - Bass
Bob Schultz - Drums

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Beyond This Home
Sea of Tranquility
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Not Blood Paint "Believing Is Believing"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Post Rock
Label: Lou's Tooth Unlimited
Format: digital
Release date: June 17, 2016
Tracklist
1. Take Another Chance (4:42)
2. Play Nice (5:39)
3. I Am An Angel (3:30)
4. Trial By Fire (5:03)
5. Erotic Loving Mercy (3:53)
6. One By One (5:49)
7. Borderline (5:14)
8. The French Song (6:39)
9. Neighbor (4:28)
10. Imbalance (6:36)

Total time 51:33

Line-up
Joe Stratton
George Frye
Mark Jaynes
Seth Miller

Description/Reviews
Not Blood Paint produce a fierce sound with strong guitar lines and heavy bass riffs. In between badass eruptions of groove, the band keeps thing sly with crisp cutoffs and phenomenal builds. Vocals drive the sonic exploration and turn rapturous as backup vocalists thicken and accent just the right chords at just the right times. Each song is full of surprises: riffs I never expected, interjected where I never expected them, each so apropos yet so distinct that I’m often amazed that I’m listening to the same song from one section to the next.
Read the full review by Alex Blackburn at slugmag.com

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Jambinai "A Hermitage"


Country: South Korea
Genre(s): Experimental, Post Rock, Folk
Label: Bella Union
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: June 17, 2016
Tracklist
1. Wardrobe (3:07)
2. Echo Of Creation (4:21)
3. For Everything That You Lost (7:13)
4. Abyss (7:05)
5. Deus Benedicat Tibi (4:29)
6. The Mountain (6:58)
7. Naburak (7:30)
8. They Keep Silence (6:24)

Total time 47:07

Line-up
Bomi Kim - haegum
Ilwoo Lee - guitar, bass, piri, vocals
Eun Youg Sim - geomungo, vocals
   With
Hyeseok Oh - drums
Ignito - voice (4)

Description/Reviews
Founding members Ilwoo Lee, Eunyong Sim, and Bomi Kim studied Korean folk and classical music in college, but they fuse the dramatic emotionalism of those styles with those of various rock traditions. At their lightest, the massive songs approach gray cloud post-rock and jazz ambience, and reach into the droning noise of sludgy metal at their darkest.
Read the full review by Adam Kivel at consequenceofsound.net

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For Everything That You Lost
The Mountain
They Keep Silence
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They Seem Like Owls "Strangers"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 17, 2016
Tracklist
1. Chasm (6:36)
2. Vertices (2:04)
3. Elevator (6:38)
4. Thanksgiving (4:28)
5. Light Field (5:39)
6. Cave (2:03)
7. Shooter (7:01)
8. Sisyphus (5:40)
9. Empty Offer (1:26)

Total time 41:35

Line-up
Jason Margaritis: Vocals
Dan Cutright: Guitars, bass, synths
Billy Cole: Drums
Michael Schiavoni: Saxophone

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Gojira "Magma"


Country: France
Genre(s): Extreme Progressive Metal
Label: Roadrunner Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 17, 2016
Tracklist
1. The Shooting Star (5:42)
2. Silvera (3:32)
3. The Cell (3:17)
4. Stranded (4:29)
5. Yellow Stone (1:19)
6. Magma (6:42)
7. Pray (5:13)
8. Only Pain (3:59)
9. Low Lands (6:03)
10. Liberation (3:35)

Total time 43:51

Line-up
Joe Duplantier - vocals, guitars
Christian Andreu - guitars
Jean-Michel Labadie - bass
Mario Duplantier - drums

Description/Reviews
It's clear from the very unorthodox opening track of Magma that something about Gojira is very different this time around. "The Shooting Star" is a sharp left-turn from the normally high-energy and driving tracks Gojira chooses to open their albums, opting instead for a more contemplative and introspective approach, and it more heavily relies on a tool the band has used in the past, but is far more intentional and deliberate this time around: clean vocals. Joe Duplantier's haunting voice carries above the hypnotic melodies and driving rhythms, bringing the listener into an almost trance-like state before bludgeoning them upside the head with the more orthodox riffs of "Silvera." The catchy leads and chorus of this track make it accessible enough for the new metalhead, but the crunchy main riff will satisfy even the most seasoned metal listener.
Read the full review by Aaron Lambert at metalinjection.net

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Hail the Sun "Culture Scars"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Post-Hardcore
Label: Equal Vision Records
Format: CD  
Release date: June 17, 2016
Tracklist
1. Paranoia (4:00)
2. Entertainment Lies (3:45)
3. Body Damage (4:32)
4. Words of Gratitude (Parents) (3:02)
5. The 'Fun' in Dysfunction (5:00)
6. The People That Protect Us (4:24)
7. Burn Nice and Slow (The Formative Years) (4:09)
8. Never Kill a Mouse; Let it Kill Itself (3:53)
9. Ministry of Truth (4:27)
10. Doing the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results (5:37)

Total Time 42:49

Line-up
Aric Garcia - guitar
Donovan Melero - drums, vocals
John Stirrat - bass
Shane Gann - guitar
    with
Nick Starrantino - additional percussion (7)
Alicia Furey - cello (8)
Casey Crescenzo (The Dear Hunter) - piano (10)

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