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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Origens "Destino"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, Psychedelic, Hard Rock
Format: digital
Release date: June 30, 2019
Tracklist
1. Olares (2:09)
2. Saia de Si para Lá (9:52)
3. Super Delírio Atemporal - Pt.1 (3:28)
4. Muita Calma (8:12)
5. Uníssona é a Busca (6:22)
6. Super Delírio Atemporal - Pt.2 (3:36)
7. Destino (11:03)
8. Todo o Céu Colorido (3:10)
9. Super Delírio Atemporal - Pt.3 (4:15)

Total Time 52:07

Line-up
Alessandro Aru – Bass, Vocal (1-3,7,8,9), Acoustic Guitar (3,4,6,8,9), Guitar (3), Synth (3), Pandeirola (8)
Daniel Queiroz – Viola de 10 (1)
Christophe - Drums (2)
Dinho Zampier - Arpeggiator (2), Hammond (2,7), Moog (5,7), Farfisa (5), Mellotron (5,7), Piano (7)
Raphael Ramos - Guitar (2, 4), Slide Guitar (4)
Phillipe Hollanda - Vocal (2)
Rodrigo San - Guitar (2)
Beta Moraes - Vocal (4, 7,8)
Fernando Coelho - Drums (4, 7)
Leonardo Calheiros - Vocal (4)
Leonardo Luiz - Mellotron (4,9), Piano (9)
Alexandre Araújo - Piano & Organ (5)
Fernando Rizzotto - Drums (5)
João Paulo - Guitar (5,7), Acoustic Guitar (5), Vocal (5,6,7)
Rogério Cavalcante - Pandeirola (5, 6)
Ailton Gomes - Drums (6,8,9)
Fred Hollanda - Bagpipe (6)
Ney Guedes - Mellotron (6)
Paulo Brito - Guitar & Slide Guitar (6)
Ricardo Lopes – Slide Guitar (7)
Túlio Marcus – Guitar & Slide Guitar (8)
Arabel Veiga - Vocal (9)
Wagner Sampaio - Lap Steel (9)

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Cirrus Bay "The Art of Vanishing"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: June 30, 2019 (digital), August 26, 2019 (CD)
Tracklist
1. A Blossom Of Hills (10:28)
2. Undiscovered Isle (2:52)
3. A Garment Of Clouds (5:02)
4. The North Country (5:16)
5. Sooke Harbour (3:06)
6. Eden (3:42)
7. Unexpected Wonder (6:55)
8. Lost And Profound (3:02)
9. The Dictator (4:07)
10. The Vanishing Place (10:08)

Total Time 54:38

Line-up
Tai Shan: Lead Vocals
Sharra Acle: Vocals
Mark Blasco: Drums, Bass, Sax, Vocals, Guitar
Bill Gillham: Keyboards, Guitars, Recorder, Banjitar, Vocals

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Fields of Næcluda "Fields of Næcluda"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 30, 2019
Tracklist
1. Make you blind
2. Strange Days
3. I see you
4. Don't stop running
5. Sea of clouds
6. Elysium
7. Id
8. Only ashes remain
9. Cannot
10. Thinking of you

Line-up
Michel Teyssier : Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys
Mathieu Schricke : Drums

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Effigy For Sleep "Warning"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 29, 2019
Tracklist
1. Hafgufa (5:30)
2. Shark Kitten (4:23)
3. Alchemist (3:13)
4. Rise (1:17)
5. Taxes (5:03)
6. The Dapper Shoes Club (2:25)
7. Corruption (4:53)
8. Divine Divide (4:16)
9. Animal Selector (4:17)
10. Existence Is Pain (5:20)
11. Dragon (4:29)
12. Regress (2:42)

Total Time 47:48

Line-up
Calvert Stephens - Lead Vocals and Bass
Sam Baldwin - Guitar and Backing Vocals
Tom Johnson - Drums, Piano and Backing Vocals

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Magma "Zëss. Le Jour Du Néant"


Country: France
Genre(s): Zeuhl, Classical, Jazz
Label: Seventh Records
Format: CD
Release date: June 28, 2019
Tracklist
1. Ẁöhm Dëhm Zeuhl Stadium (4:57)
     Hymne au Néant
2. Da Zeuhl Ẁortz Dëhm Ẁrëhntt (6:22)
    Les forces de l'Univers - Les Eléments
3. Dï Ẁööhr Spracer (5:12)
    La Voix qui parle
4. Streüm Ündëts Ẁëhëm  (6:04)
    Pont de l'En-Delà
5. Zëss Mahntëhr Kantöhm (8:08)
    Le Maitre chant
6. Zï Ïss Ẁöss Stëhëm (3:15)
    Vers l'Infiniment
7. Dümgëhl Blaö (3:58)
    Glas Ultime

Total Time 37:56

Line-up
Christian Vander - solo vocals
Stella Vander - solo vocals, vocals
Morgan Agren - drums
Simon Goubert - piano
Philippe Bussonnet - bass
Rudy Blas - guitar
Isabelle Feuillebois - vocals
Hervé Aknin - vocals
Julie Vander - vocals
Sandrine Destafanis - vocals
Sylvie Fisichella - vocals
Laura Guarrato - vocals
Marcus Linon - vocals

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by  Adam Klemens

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EPK

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Mathukey "Familiar Daydreams" EP


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Alternative Rock
Format: digital
Release date: June 28, 2019
Tracklist
  1. Totality
  2. The Peach Tree
  3. Simulacrum
  4. In The Constellations
  5. Parallax
Line-up
Matthew Weissel - Guitars, Instrument Programming
   With
Donata Greco - Saxophone (3)
Maria Grigoryeva - Violin Solo (5)
Connor Kaminski - Guitar Solo (2)
Laurence Mews - Piano (5)
Janice Jong Yee Minn - Vocals (4)
Artur Lenivenko - Keyboard Solo (2)

Description/Reviews
This is an instrumental only EP and is a mixture of ambient, alternative rock, prog rock with a pinch of metal.
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Erik Hammarstrom "Glödhet Rytmisk Svärta"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Instrumental Avant Prog, Classical, Jazz-Rock
Label: AMS - AMS304CD/AMSLP149
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 28, 2019
Tracklist
A.Glödhet Rytmisk Svärta - A piece for strings, brass, clarinet, flute, celesta, percussion and drums
1.Intro
2.Blåsmaskinen
3.Räckhammaren
4.Vattenhjulet
5.Strävansfull Lunk
6.Stålet Uppvårmning
7.Smältpunkten
8.Rinnande Smälta
9.Flamugn

B.Iskallt Mörkt Vatten - A piece for stings, brass, harp, bassoon, percussion and drums
10.Intro
11.Abstraktion
12.Nära Nollpunkten
13.Hundra Meters Djup

Line-up
Erik Hammarström (Brighteye Brison, Änglagård, All Traps on Earth) - Drums, Cymbals and Percussion, Electric Bass, Samples

Description/Reviews
... an extremely intricate and dynamic rhythmic texture, the result of years of study, evolution and practice of the musical instrument, combined with chamber music scores that make Erik's work seem much easier than it actually is. Jazz-rock, avant-garde and classical music merge here in a sonic brew that, for attitude and originality, recalls the most courageous experiments released by the ECM label. A modern symphony, constantly vibrant and tense, which could perfectly fit also as a soundtrack for a film with a 'Hitchcockian' flavor.
The album consists of two long suites, both divided into different movements: a 34-minute title-track, and the shortest 15-minute "Iskallt Mörkt Vatten", in which Erik plays all the percussion and electric bass, accompanied by bows, brass, clarinet, flute, celesta, harp and bassoon. An incredible and uneasy experience even for the most daring 'prog connoisseurs', destined to leave a mark!
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The Aristocrats "You Know What…?"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Instrumental Fusion
FormatCD, digital
Release date: June 28, 2019 
Tracklist
1. D Grade F*ck Movie Jam
2. Spanish Eddie
3. When We All Come Together
4. All Said And Done
5. Terrible Lizard
6. Spiritus Cactus
7. The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde
8. Burial At Sea
9. Last Orders

Line-up
Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia, GPS) - guitar
Bryan Beller (Mike Keneally, Steve Vai) - bass
Marco Minnemann  (Mike Keneally, Steven Wilson) - drums

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White Manna "Ape On Sunday"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Psychedelic
Label: Cardinal Fuzz - CFUL0140
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date:  June 28, 2019 
Tracklist
1. Ape On Sunday (7:10)
2. Spirit Of St. Louis (6:19)
3. O Captain (3:34)
4. Night In Lisbon (3:55)
5. Eye In The Cloud That Serves As Thunder (5:52)
6. Zodiak Spree (5:03)
7. More More More (3:03)

Total Time 34:56

Line-up
David Johnson - guitar, vocals, keyboards
Johnny Webb - bass
Anthony Taibi - guitar, vocals, keyboards
Tavan Anderson - drums, vocals
Michael Dieter - synths

Description/Reviews
White Manna‘s sixth album, Ape on Sunday, immediately enters the kosmiche foray with its seven-minute opening title-track. Also the longest inclusion (immediate points) at 7:10, it is immersive and exploratory in kind, a sweeping space rock mover that captures the attention and doesn’t so much hold it as toss it back and forth between hands, reshaping and kneading consciousness like so much stiff dough that’s been sitting around for too long.
Read the full review at theobelisk.net

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Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne "The Divide"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelEsoteric Antenna - EANTCD1074
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 28, 2019
Tracklist
1. Antarctica
2. Fake news
3. Making it great again
4. Next generation
5. Leave this town
6. Man on TV
7. When the evening comes
8. More beautiful
9. One more thing
10. Autumn’s left quieter

Line-up
Tony Patterson (ReGenesis, Nick Magnus, John Hackett) - vocals, programming, guitars, flute, additional keys
Doug Melbourne (ReGenesis) - keyboards, programming, backing vocals

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Antarctica

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Red Kite "Red Kite"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelRareNoise Records - RNR105
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release dateJune 28, 2019
Tracklist
1. Ptah, The El Daoud (11:43)
2. 13 Enemas For Good Luck (7:40)
3. Flew A Little Bullfinch Through The Window (4:58)
4. Focus On Insanity (10:21)
5. You Don’t Know, You Don’t Know (7:17)

Total Time 41:59

Line-up
Even Helte Hermansen (Bushman's Revenge) - guitar
Trond Frønes - bass
Bernt André Moen - keyboards
Torstein Lofthus (Elephant9, Shining) - drums

Description/Reviews
A head-rush tempest of swirling psychedelia, heavy rock crunch, prog virtuosity and jazz experimentation, Red Kite is the debut release by the Norwegian jazz-rock power quartet of the same name. The electrifying supergroup features members of some of Norway’s best-known prog outfits, including Elephant9, Shining, Bushman’s Revenge and Grand General. Four incredible musicians navigating complex prog-jazz structures with a risk-taking jazz spirit and a brain-rattling hard rock intensity. (beyondrock.nl)
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Thenighttimeproject "Pale Season"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Progressive Metal/Rock
LabelDebemur Morti Productions
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 28, 2019
Tracklist
1. Hound
2. Rotting Eden
3. Binary
4. Final Light
5. Embers
6. Pale Season
7. Anti Meridian
8. Singals In The Sky
9. Meridian

Line-up
Alexander Backlund - Vocals
Fredrik Norrman (Katatonia) - Guitars
Mattias Norrman - Bass
Jonas Sköld - Drums
  With
Heike Langhans (DRACONIAN, ISON) - Vocals (8)

Description/Reviews
‘Pale Season’ melds a haunted mix of alt, progressive and post-Rock, neo-gothic Metal, doom and subtle psychedelia into an assured set of hook-strewn songs that find peace in the depths of inner turmoil. 
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Carey "The Driver"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Fusion
Label: Already Dead Tapes and Records - AD315
Format: cassette, digital
Release date: June 28, 2019
Tracklist
1. Thirteen Witnesses
2. The Driver
3. You Never Answered Our Question
4. Yonder Something
5. The Dimmer The Lights
6. Fem Omphalos
7. Crown Shyness
8. Guilty Dreamer

Line-up
Dan Carey Bailey - Vocals and all instruments
Jenn Beierle - Vocals

Description/Reviews
Complexity is a brain inside of the heart of this genre, whether one calls it fusion, prog, math, or jazz, as it certainly defies any conventional heading; it is exciting and challenging music that doesn’t lose itself to the complexity. The instruments seem to tumble about and always fall on their feet. This allows the winds and keys to bloat, swell, and flex at any given moment. The album has a constant rhythm and current of arpeggios that allow whatever instrument rises to the fore to shine. 
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Dire Wolves "Grow Towards The Light"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Psychedelic
Label: Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records - BBIBR057
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 28, 2019 
Tracklist
1. I Control The Weather (6:52)
2. Every Step Is Birth (10:18)
3. Discordant Angels (4:36)
4. Spacetime Rider (9:49)
5. Water Bearing One (4:54)
6. Crack In The Cosmic Axis (8:00)

Total Time 44:29

Line-up
Georgia Carbone - vocals
Jeffrey Alexander - guitar and moog
Brian Lucas - bass
Sheila Bosco (Faun Fables) - drums and piano
Arjun Mendiratta (Village of Spaces) - violin
Taralie Peterson (Spires that in the Sunset Rise) - saxophone

Description/Reviews
Cuts fall at various places along the psych-folk continuum, with “Discordant Angels” hive-mind vocals lifting folk-traditional picking into a higher realm; it sounds a bit like Pentangle’s jazz-folk hybrid, a lot more like Feathers’ dreamiest cuts. “Water Bearing One” tends more towards trap-door-through-reality psych a la Bardo Pond. It is slow and hazed out, the clarity of piano runs dropping into the mix like bright coins submerged in cough syrup.
Read the full review by Jennifer Kelly at dustedmagazine.tumblr.com

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A Constant Knowledge of Death "Vol. III​.​b: Cognitive Predation"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal, Post-Hardcore
Format: digital
Release date: June 28, 2019
Tracklist
1. Fracture (2:55)
2. Eden, The Wolf And Predation (5:48)
3. Costa-Hawkins (3:43)
4. Asphyxia Caduceus (5:10)
5. Pyrolysis (2:53)
6. Outrage Fatigue (4:39)
7. Whence From The Heavy Laden I Departed (5:10)

Total Time 30:18

Line-up
James Goldmann - Vocals, drums programming
Connor McCullough - Bass, synths & additional effects, additional guitars
Aaron Gutierrez - Guitars
Mike Gardell - Vocals
   With
Josue Quiquivix - Guitar solos (7)

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Midnight Sun "Dark Tide Rising"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 28, 2019
Tracklist
1. Sheherezade (6:54)
2. Clouds (8:15)
3. Broken Angels (6:55)
4. Early Warning (9:37)
5. Delirium (5:26)
6. Control (10:52)
7. Clouds (Single Edit) (5:10)

Total Time 53:09

Line-up
Huw Lloyd-Jones (Also Eden, Unto Us) - vocals
Ian Hodson (Also Eden) - keyboards, backing vocals
Andy Gelband - guitars
Ben Swanwick - guitars
Sean Spear (Grey Lady Down, Darwin's Radio)- bass
Chris Habicht - drums
   With
Steve Dunn (Also Eden, Cosmograf) - bass
Jack Thomas - bass
Sam Slater - drums
Tom Ennis (Unto Us) - guitars

Description/Reviews
Musically, the six songs on Dark Tide Rising cover a huge amount of ground. From opener, Scheherazade, a metallic bombast set in an exotic landscape, the band emphatically states their difference to the musical norm, stubbornly refuse to fit into any specific musical pigeonhole. 
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The Gift "Antenna"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Bad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 28, 2019
Tracklist
1. We Are Connected (4:32)
2. Changeling (9:52)
3. Back To Eden (4:28)
4. Long Time Dead (7:06)
5. Snowfall (5:49)
6. Far Stranger (5:25)
7. Hand In Hand (2:57)
8. Wild Roses (6:27)
9. When You Are Old (5:27)
10. Closer (9:41)

Total Time 61:44

Line-up
Mike Morton - lead vocals
Dave Lloyd - guitars and backing vocals
Leroy James - guitars and backing vocals
Gabriele Baldocci - keyboards
Stefan Dickers - bass
Neil Hayman - drums and percussion

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Siljan "Collapsology"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. Wisdom (3:48)
2. Antwork (6:04)
3. Delicate Matter (5:39)
4. Dusk (5:53)
5. Only Earth (5:39)
6. Extinction (4:58)
7. Poseïdon (6:04)
8. Changes (6:17)
9. Collapsology (6:25)
10. Liberation (4:06)

Total Time 54:53

Line-up
Jules Pelletier - Drums
Jules Bouisson - Bass
Johanna Renaud - Cello
Guillaume Arnaud - Guitars & Vocals

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Lamagaia "Garage Space Vol. 1"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Instrumental Krautrock, Psychedelic
Label: Cardinal Fuzz
Format: CD, digital, cassette
Release date: June 26, 2019 (digital), July 26, 2019 (CD, cassette)
Tracklist
1. Alabamian Horologists (33:42)
2. Jam 3674 (9:29)
3. Främlingen (14:00)
4. Homai Sortie (10:27)

Total Time 67:38

Line-up
Micael
Tore
Carl
Tobias
    With
Alexander Wennergren - saxophone
Sverker Davidsson - percussion

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Narrow Gate "Message from the Land of Noah"


Country: Armenia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Folk Rock/Metal
Label: KADMIR MUSIC
Format: digital
Release date: June 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Message (Intro) (1:53)
2. Wages Of Sin (6:03)
3. 382 Seconds Before Noah's Flood (6:28)
4. The Ark (6:35)
5. KaqaviX (Dove And Raven) (5:47)
6. Holy Mountain (3:58)
7. New Begining (Outro) (4:17)

Total Time 35:01

Line-up
Garik (Garegin) Amyan - Drums,Guitar,Keys,Fretless Bass
Zare Gasparyan - Guitar,Flute
Lyonik Herqoyan - Bass
Sergey (Segor) Areskin - Guitar
Rafael (Riko) Epremyan - Guitar
   With
Dave Bainbridge (IONA, Celestial Fire, Strawbs) - Solo Guitar
David Koninyan - Solo Violin
Edgar Koninyan - Violin
Nelly Yervandyan - Violin
David Sargsyan - Dhol
Loris Nikoghosyan - Duduk,blul,shvi

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Ayno "111"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: June 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Tourne en rond   
2. Les couleurs du ciel   
3. Moi contre moi   
4. Les sables mouvants   
5. Combien je vous dois ?   
6. Je suis l'autre   
7. Rayon de soleil   
8. Un homme déchiré a) Camisole   
9. Un homme déchiré   
10. Un homme déchiré c) Tourne en rond (reprise)

Line-up
Ayno Chanteur - vocals
Jean Pierre Louveton (Nemo) - all instruments

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Spiral "Anomaly"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: June 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Space Shaman (4:55)
2. Dreams Of The Next Life (6:29)
3. Anomaly's Death Trip (10:00)
4. Death Cult (10:04)
5. Anomaly Dreams (10:26)

Total Time 41:54

Line-up
Bill Hatfield
Chris Boat
Aaron Frale
Senda Linaugh
Denzel Thonpson

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Monday, June 24, 2019

This Winter Machine "A Tower Of Clocks"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: F2 (CD), Plane Groovy (vinyl)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 24, 2019
Tracklist
01. Herald (8:48)
02. Flying (3:31)
03. Spiral (2:17)
04. Symmetry & Light (7:29)
05. Justified (4:39)
06. In Amber (3:57)
07. The Hunt (7:22)
08. Delta (8:26)
09. When We Were Young (5:16)
10. Carnivale (9:10)

Total Time – 61:05

Line-up
Al Winter – Vocals
Mark Numan – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Graham Garbett – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Scott Owens – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Andy Milner – Drums
Pete Priestley – Bass, Bass Pedals

Description/Reviews
This Winter Machine are developing into fine exponents of a pleasing brand of great rock songs with an eye for memorable melodies and hooks. They wear their influences proudly on their musical sleeves, but they do not slavishly copy other bands and are not afraid to meld together unusual mixtures of styles, such as Symmetry And Light. This Winter Machine do not do ‘avant garde’ or experimental music (which is fine for other bands!), they focus on writing and performing high quality crafting catchy melodic rock songs (which is no mean feat). Whilst they are not breaking new musical frontiers (a rare occurrence for any artists in reality) they are very skilled in expressing their musical and lyrical ideas with flair and imagination.

Read the full review by Leo Trimming at theprogressiveaspect.net

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Justified  
In Amber (free download)


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Sestrumer "Things"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: June 24, 2019
Tracklist
1. Things (1:56)
2. So Light (4:36)
3. Winds Of Wild (5:05)
4. Parents (4:30)
5. The Seaman (5:05)
6. The Way Out (4:37)
7. Green Fields (6:50)
8. Left Behind (5:18)

Total Time 37:57

Line-up
Andrea Giuseppe Petruccelli - Vocals, Drums and virtual intruments.
Pietro Giuliani - Guitars
Francesco Villani - Bass
Felice Nardella - Guitars

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Steve Hughes "Themes - Volume 3"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Electronica
Format: digital
Release date: June 23, 2019
Tracklist
1. Confirmations (5:11)
2. Binary Lies (4:27)
3. Passage Of Time (4:18)
4. We Still Have Saturday (5:39)
5. The Next Day (5:48)
6. Desert Willow And The Sandy Maelstrom (3:31)
7. We'll Carry That Burden (3:49)
8. Cruel World (4:12)
9. Either Way They've Got You (3:23)
10. All Good Things (3:28)

Total Time 43:46

Line-up
Steve Hughes (Big Big Train, The Enid) - all instruments

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Jolly "Family"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock/Metal
Label: Glassville Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. Lie To Me
2. Lazarus (Space Masala)
3. Rain
4. Ava
5. Who Will Remember (When You Forget)
6. Let Go
7. Violet
8. Circuit Heaven
9. With Me

Line-up
Anadale - vocals, guitar
Joe Reilly - keyboard, sampler
Anthony Rondinone - bass, vocals
Louis Abramson - drums
   With:
Angelo Chery: violin (2)
Shaun Roland: narration (2)
Michael Herczeg: trumpet (8)

Description/Reviews
If you are not familiar with Jolly, they play a style of music that is difficult to pigeonhole.  They obviously have trappings from alternative rock, such as the heavily distorted guitars, but you can also hear hefty pop sensibilities, such as the well-crafted choruses and bright melodies.  You can also hear influences from various other genres, such film scores, R&B, and progressive metal.  So, while you will hear lush keyboard melodies mixed with technical drums, the band never takes themselves too seriously.  They kinda do their own thing, and they are all the better for it.  Jolly simply has their own sound.  In fact, they seem like one of those bands that just doesn’t have much influence from prog at all, and they don’t really seem to like that label.  Of course, that is what all the cool prog guys are doing nowadays.
Read the full review by Jason Spencer at theprogmind.com

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Milton Man Gogh "How To Be Big & Small (At The Same Time)"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Art As Catharsis
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 21, 2019
Tracklist
1. Licenseless   
2. 31 (Not Required)   
3. As It Happens   
4. 934: The Code For Happy Gas   
5. How To Be Big & Small (At The Same Time)   
6. Service 80   
7. Lockjaw   
8. TV Was Better When I Was Younger    
9. Curriculum Veto (JNK In The TRNK)   
10. Small Town Hero

Line-up
Andrew Saragossi - Tenor Saxophone
Zac Sakrewski - Upright Bass, Effects
Benjamin Shannon - Drums
   With
Kristin Berardi – Voice (5, 10)
Toby Wren – Guitar (5, 8)

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Teramaze "Are We Soldiers"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelMascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: June 21, 2019
Tracklist
1. Fight Or Flight
2. Are We Soldiers
3. Control Conquer Collide
4. From Saviour to Assassin
5. Orwellian Time
6. M.O.N.S.T.E.R.S.
7. Weight Of Humanity
8. Fact Resistant Human
9. The One Percent Disarm
10. Depopulate

Line-up
Dean Wells - Guitars, Vocals
Brett Rerekura - Vocals
Jonah Weingarten - Keys
Andrew Cameron - Bass
Nick Ross - Drums

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Weight Of Humanity

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Howling Sycamore "Seven Pathways to Annihilation"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Avant Garde Metal
LabelProsthetic Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release dateJune 21, 2019
Tracklist
1. Mastering Fire
2. Departure
3. Initiation
4. Second Sight
5. Raw Bones
6. Tempest's Chant
7. Sorcerer

Line-up
Jason McMaster (WatchTower, Dangerous Toys) - vocals
Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath) - guitars, bass, baritone ukulele, piano
Hannes Grossman (Necrophagist, Obscura) - drums
   With
Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House) - baritone saxophone (7)
Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dyshythmia) - lead guitars  (1, 3)
Fabian Vestod - drums (4)
Marty Friedman - lead guitars (4)
Matt Baldwinson - lead guitars (6)
Otrebor - hammered dulcimer (7)

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The Rupert Selection "Priors"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Alternative/Psychedelic/Progressive Rock
Label: AR Classic Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 21, 2019
Tracklist
1. Is This A Trick? (5:29)
2. Above The Sky (6:25)
3. Funeral Party (4:48)
4. Apollo (5:41)
5. Take Me To The Catacombs (3:23)
6. You Are A Doctor (5:30)
7. Whale Song (5:17)
8. Part II (6:36)
9. Pocket Thoughts (6:31)

Total time 49:40

Line-up
Reilly Somach: Vocals, guitar
Peter Crofton: Vocals, bass, guitar, keys, synths, percussion
Zak Brown: Drums
  With
Janos "The Arcitype" Fulop: Additional vocals (1)
Christopher Talken: Additional vocals (2,6)
Cali Serino: Additional vocals (7)
Alex Allinson: Additional guitars
Peter Danilchuk: Additional keyboards (1,4,6)
Derek Tanch: Additional piano & keyboards (2,3,6,8)
Patrick Carr: Additional piano (7,9)

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Issun "Dark Green Glow"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital 
Release date: June 21, 2019
Tracklist
1. Think I'll Stay In Bed Today (2:36)
2. Lost Generation (5:11)
3. Falling Away (7:43)
4. Sleep In The Forest (6:20)
5. Tempest Of Laughter (17:02)
6. Twilight Forest (6:42)
7. Dark Green Glow (9:24)
8. Jessica (2:31)
9. Remember Me (8:21)
10. Even (3:56)

Total Time 69:46

Line-up
Tobias Schröder - vocals, keys, percussion
Simon Schröder - drums
Marc Andrejkovitson - bass
Markus Ottenberg - guitars

Description/Reviews
The music here is progressive metal, but isn’t bombastic or overwhelmingly technical.  It almost feels like the band accidentally made an album that falls into that subgenre, honestly.  The music is poetic, illustrious, and ponderous. You’ll hear soothing nature sounds, delicate piano interludes, and cinematic atmospheres.  You will also hear fantastic grooves, catchy choruses, and that x-factor of inspiration that is difficult to describe.
Read the full review by Jason Spencer at theprogmind.com

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Spiral Orchestra "Atlas Ark"


Country: Switzerland
Genre(s): Symphonic
LabelDamp Music - DM-67
Format: CD, vinyl, digital 
Release date: June 21, 2019 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Overture (3:38)
2. Seven Parsecs From The Sun (5:26)
3. Exodus Games (6:48)
4. Hesperides Gardens (7:46)
5. Ghost Memories (6:01)
6. Arrival (5:16)
7. The Sephirot Artefact (2:20)
8. Fractal Breakdown (3:12)
9. Uprising (10:08)
10. Voidseeker (20:37)

Total Time 71:12

Line-up
Julien Monti - flute
Claire-Pascale Musard - oboe, English horn
Gilles Schwab - clarinet, bass clarinet
Nicolas Michel - bassoon
Marc Schoedler - tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Veselin Manchev - French horn
Andreas Beer - trumpet
Andreas Tschopp - trombone
Simon Heggendorn - violin
Carlo Niederhauser - cello
Gwenaëlle Chastagner Angei - female choir
Pascal Brunkow - male choir
Steve Grant - drums
Mimmo Pisino - bass
Thomas Chaillan - electric & acoustic guitars, programming
Filo - fretless guitar
Mathieu Scheuber - piano
Dominic Montandon - piano
Dani Hächler - percussions
Armando Ribeiro - didgeridoo

Description/Reviews
Spiral Orchestra, led by composer/guitarist Thomas Chaillan, is an orchestral rock ensemble dedicated to large-scale works in a sci-fi/fantasy theme. Their debut, Atlas Ark, is an ambitious concept album relating the thousand-year odyssey of a generation ship on its mission to settle the galaxy and save humanity from itself. Recorded with a cast of 20 exceptional musicians, Spiral Orchestra’s debut is an organic work of sophisticated compositions, high end production, and extraordinary musical performance.
Drawing its inspiration from diverse influences such as classical, rock, metal, jazz and Hollywood soundtracks, Atlas Ark is a 21st century progressive rock symphony, taking the listener on an epic musical journey from orchestral overture to 20-minute finale. 
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Chasing Shadows "Reflections"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: June 21, 2019 
Tracklist
1. Balance (6:13)
2. Peacelord (5:21)
3. Wisdom (4:44)
4. Existence (10:04)
5. Perception (10:33)
6. Lunar Transient (6:40)
7. Reflections (21:21)

Total Time 64:56

Line-up
Kenny Parry - Vocals, Keyboards
Zane Hawley - Guitars, Keyboards
Josh Aguas - Bass
Tyler Chambers - Drums

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Unconstant Motion "Solstice"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 21, 2019
Tracklist
1. Time
2. Retour dans la Chair
3. Expériences
4. Voyage vers le Néant
5. Ozymandias
6. La Brume au fond du Miroir
7. Réminiscences
8. Solstice

Line-up
Ludovic Moro-Sibilot (JPL, WolfSpring): Drums
Simon Moulin: Guitar
Nicolas Pourré: Keyboards
Rémy Robinot: Guitar
Joseph Ruiz: Voice
Raphaël Steyaert: Bass
    With
Vincent Barnavol (Lazuli): Drums (3)
Jean Baptiste Itier (Nemo): Drums (2,6,8)
Kevin Paradis (Benighted, Agressor, Mithridatic): Drums (5,7)
Guillaume Fontaine (JPL, WolfSpring): Keyboard solo (8)
Jean Pierre Louveton (Nemo, WolfSpring): Guitar solo (8)
Mathilde Luneau: Harp (8)
Juliette Paire: Voice (6)

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Marco Ragni "Oceans of Thought"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelMelodic Revolution Records
FormatCD, digital
Release dateJune 21, 2019
Tracklist
1. Flashlights
2. Dizziness
3. Hammil's Thoughts
4. The Wind Blows Anyway
5. Regain Control
6. Oceans of Thought
7. Under a Big Red Sun
8. Voice in the Dark
9. Open My Arms

Pre-Order Bonus Tracks
1. Abstract Dreams
2. Fifty Years on Earth
3. Nocturne #7 (Piano Sessions)
4. Hammil's Thoughts (JoJo's Vocals)
5. Open My Arms (Demo Strings arrangements)

Line-up
Marco Ragni : Vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, keys, bass
   With:
Peter Matuchniak (Kinetic Element): Electric guitar
Jeff Mack (Scarlet Hollow): Five string fretted & fret-less bass, Chapman Stick
Dave Newhouse (The Muffins): Woodwinds
Maurizio Antonini: Drums
JoJo Razor: Backing vocals
Bjørn Riis (Airbag): Lead guitar (9)
Marius Halleland (Wobbler): Lead guitar (2, 5)
Charlie Cawood (Knifeworld): Sitar (8)

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Blå Lotus "Högtid"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Retro Prog
Label: Melodic Revolution Records
Format: digital
Release date: June 21, 2019
Tracklist
1. Pagan Solstice
2. Open Hand On All Fours
3. Unreal Estate
4. While You Were Asleep
5. Gånglåt
6. Summer Demons
7. Rats’n Brats

Line-up
Fredrik Andersson: Hammond and Farfisa Organ, Mellotron, Synthesizer, Electric Piano, Flute & Vocals
Linus Karlsson: Bass Guitar, Theremin & Random Sound Effects
Wiktor Nydén: Drums & Percussion

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Teaser

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Mindspeak "Eclipse Chaser"


Country: Austria
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release dateJune 21, 2019
Tracklist
1. When Giants Cry (9:47)
2. Tetrachrome (17:48)
3. The Human Element
I. All We Know (3:04)
II. Lift-Off (4:14)
III. Echoes of a Greater Mind (12:08)
IV. Starprism (3:43)
V. Orbit / Catch (5:10)
VI. A Light from Home (4:34)

Total Time 60:28

Line-up
Alex Clement – guitar, additional vocals

Christoph Kasparovsky – grand piano, keyboards, organ
Gabriel Lahrmann – drums, percussion

Simon Nagy – bass

Viktoria Simon-Lukic – vocals
   With
Olivia Baniqued – flute (3)

Thomas Körner – alto saxophone (2, 3)
Philipp Lion – backing vocals
Chor Weinhaus conducted by Eva Flieder

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Mizuki Da Fantasia "Question 1969"


Country: Japan
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Nouvelne ‎– SDTO-1901
FormatCD
Release date: June 21, 2019
Tracklist
01 名前のない朝 (A morning with no name)
02 愛のために僕らは何ができるのだろう (What we can do for love?)
03 夢想家 – ミズキとアンナの奇妙な夢 (A dreamer - Mizuki & Anna's strange dream) (instrumental)
04 灰色の空 (The gray coloured sky)
05 仮想空間の恋人たち (Lovers in virtual space)
06 悲しみとサヨナラのシンフォニー (Symphony for sorrow and good-bye)
07 オン・ザ・ホリデイ/エンド・オブ・ザ・ワールド (On the holiday / end of the world)
08 抱擁 (Embrace) (instrumental)
09 クエスチョン1969~去りゆく時代に (Question 1969-in the aging era)

Line-up
Mizuki : Vocals
Anna Hardy : Piano & Organ
   With
Shun Taguchi (Yuka & Chronoship): Bass
Takashi Miyazawa (Yuka & Chronoship): Guitar
Ikko Tanaka (Yuka & Chronoship): Drums
Ichiro Quo : Produce & Keyboards

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Frozen Planet....1969 "Meltdown On The Horizon"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic
Label: Pepper Shaker Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 19, 2019
Tracklist
1. Rollback (22:25)
2. Bellhop Shindig (8:11)
3. Dandy Chai (6:40)
4. Sunset Variations (17:01)

Total Time 54:17

Line-up
Paul Attard: guitar
Lachlan Paine: bass
Frank Attard: drums

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Fearful Symmetry "Louder Than Words"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 19, 2019 
Tracklist
1. Louder Than Words (7:07)
2. Form And Substance (4:49)
3. Innocence (3:45)
4. Ceaseless Strife (3:39)
5. Rule Of Reason (4:52)
6. "Damn, braces; bless relaxes" (4:06)
7. Orc And Luvah (5:28)
8. City Of Art (6:34)

Total Time 40:20

Line-up
Jeremy Shotts - vocals (1), bass (8), backing vocals.
Suzi James - guitars, bass, keyboards, backing vocals
   With
Sharon Petrover (Project RnL, Square To Check, and many others) - drums.
Yael Shotts (Volition) - vocals (2, 5, 7, 8)
Ray Livnat (Project RnL, 2for6, Anakdota) - vocals (4)
Ian Stuart Lynn - vocals, piano, soprano sax, strings (3)
Ben Azar (Steroid Puppets, Yossi Sassi Band) - second guitar solo (5)
Matthew Rutherford  — double-bass (3)
Amanda Truelove (London Symphony Orchestra) - cello (3)

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Atrium "Synthesis"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Formatdigital
Release date: June 17, 2019
Tracklist
1. Analogue Beings
2. Summer in Seoul
3. Linearity
4. Tigris
5. Blue Things
6. Essynth
7. Autumn in Kyoto
8. You Must Be This Thall
9. For Once in Your Life
10. Polaroid Ingredients

Line-up
Vincent R. Ochoa - everything
   Except
Nick Hall - vocals  (9)

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