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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Different Light "Binary Suns (Part 1 – Operant Condition)"


Country: Czechia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: late July/early August 2019
Tracklist
1. Amphibians
   i. Water
   ii. Land
   iii. Sky
   iv. The Message
2. Faith
3. Spectres and Permanent Apparitions
   i. Ataraxia
   ii. Two Shadows
   iii. Small Mercies
   iv. Hand of Providence
   v. BarBrera
   vi. Synestesia
   vii. Midas Gold
4. The Answer
5. Two Faces
6. On the Borderline
   i. Talking to Strangers
   ii. Seduction
   iii. Obdession
   iv. Vindication
   v. Demonic
   vi. Now just go away

Line-up
Trevor Tabone: vocals, keyboards
Petr Lux: guitars, backing vocals
Jirka Matousek: bass guitar
David Filak: drums

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Oh Hiroshima "Oscillation"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Post Rock
LabelNapalm Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Neu
2. A Handful of Dust
3. Simulacra
4. Moderate Spectre
5. Darkroom Aesthetics
6. In Solar
7. Molnet

Line-up
Jakob Hemström – guitar & vocals
Oskar Nilsson – drums
Simon Axelsson – bass

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De Lorians "De Lorians"


Country: Japan
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Canterbury
Label: Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 26 , 2019
Tracklist
1. Daytona
2. Magso
3. A Ship of Mental Health
4. Gomata
5. Roccotsu
6. Himalia
7. Daytona - Reprise
8. Toumai

Line-up
Takefumi Ishida - sax
Soya Nogami - guitar
Hyozo Shiratori - keyboards
Genki Goto - bass
Shizeuhl "Meme" Joyer - drums

Description/Reviews
...and sometimes it just turns out that the newest members of the freak music family are a bunch of long-haired Japanese twenty-somethings playing Zappa-loving Canterbury-inspired blissed-out spiritual jazz rippers. If you had that on your predictions list, right on, you’ll be extra amped. But either way, meet De Lorians, Tokyo’s newest fire music exports, by way of their self-titled debut.
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Friday, July 19, 2019

Alarmist "Sequesterer"


Country: Ireland
Genre(s): Instrumental Math Rock, Fusion, Progressive Rock
Label: Small Pond Recordings, Art As Catharsis 
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 19, 2019
Tracklist
1. District Of Baddies
2. Boyfriend In The Sky
3. Lactic Tang
4. Life In Half Time
5. Helical
6. Expert Hygiene
7. Kalite Quest
8. Bronntanasaurus
9. Nvymr

Line-up
Neil Crowley
Elis Czerniak
Barry O’Halpin
   With
Osgar Dukes - Drums (1, 3)

Description/Reviews
The trio... draws upon backgrounds in post-rock, electronic, jazz and contemporary chamber music – foundations on which they build with an ever-increasing sense of freedom and adventure. Embracing the collision of frenetic percussion, clanging guitars and vaporous synths, they absorb faded relics of retro-futurism and bygone musical eras into their own new and twistingly melodic musical language.
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Valis Ablaze "Render"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Metal
LabelLong Branch Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 19, 2019
Tracklist
1. Neon Dreaming
2. Hollow Heart
3. The Convincer
4. Keyframes
5. Ascent
6. Saturation
7. Proxy
8. States Of Decay
9. Infinite World
10. Elevation

Line-up
Phil Owen – Vocals
Ash Cook – Guitars
Tom Moore – Guitars
George Demner – Bass
Dayle Williams - Drums
   With
Sam Bell (5)
White Dove (10)

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Pedal Giant Animals “Zeitgeist”


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: 2019
Tracklist
1.   Zeitgeist
2.   The Approach
3.   Leaving
4.   Eleventh Hour
5.   Fred's Song
6.   12 Jumps
7.   To Venus (Perelandra Mvt. I, Andante)
8.   The Green Lady (Perelandra Mvt. II, Allegretto con moto)
9.   The Golden Feast (Perelandra Mvt.III, Allegro)
10. Blessed Be He (Perelandra Mvt. IV, Presto)

Line-up
Frank Wyatt (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun): Keyboards
Stan Whitaker (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, Six Element): Guitars and Vocals
Kit Watkins (Happy The Man, Camel): Keyboards
Rick Kennell (Happy The Man): Bass Guitar
Mike Beck (Happy The Man): Percussion
Cliff Fortney (Happy The Man): Vocals
Ron Riddle (Happy The Man, Blue Oyster Cult): Drums
David Rosenthal (Happy The Man): Keyboards
Joe Bergamini (Happy the Man, 4Front): Drums
Bill Plummer: Keyboards
Bill Brasso (Oblivion Sun): Drums
David Hughes (Oblivion Sun): Bass Guitar
Chris Mack: Drums
Peter Princiotto: Orchestration, Bass Guitar, Sitar
Andrew Colyer: Keyboards

Description/Reviews
A new progressive music project, Zeitgeist is a collaborative music endeavor featuring members of the progressive rock bands Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, and the Pedal Giant Animals project. The recording project started out as an idea for a Happy The Man reunion CD, but evolved to include many other musicians so another Pedal Giant Animals project was born.
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Zeitgeist

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Mind Key "MK III - Aliens In Wonderland"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Metal, Hard Rock, AOR
LabelFrontiers
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 12, 2019
Tracklist
1. Alien In Wonderland (5:28)
2. Hank (The Blazing Eyes) (4:41)
3. Hate At First Sight (4:38)
4. Angry Men (5:25)
5. Hands Off Cain (4:49)
6. Be Polar (6:07)
7. Oblivion (4:57)
8. Psycho World (5:30)
9. Vertigo (Where The Cold Wind Blows) (5:40)
10. Pure He/art (4:29)
11. No-Existence (5:59)

Total Time 57:43

Line-up
Aurelio Fierro Jr. - Vocals
Dario De Cicco - Piano & Keyboards;
Emanuele Colella - Guitars;
Lucio Grilli - Bass;
Mirko De Maio - Drums

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Alien in Wonderland

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Billy Sherwood "Citizen: In The Next Life"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelFrontiers Music Srl
FormatCD, digital
Release date: July 12, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Partisan
2. Sophia
3. Monet
4. Skywriter
5. We Shall Ride Again
6. Via Hawking
7. By Design
8. Sailing The Seas
9. Mata Hari
10. Hold Quite

Line-up
Billy Sherwood (Yes, Circa:): all instruments & vocals

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The Partisan

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Atrium "Synthesis"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Formatdigital
Release date: July 5, 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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Nad Sylvan "The Regal Bastard"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelInsideOut
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: July 5, 2019
Tracklist
1. I Am the Sea
2. Oahu
3. Whoa (Always Been Without You)
4. Meet Your Maker
5. The Regal Bastard
6. Leave Me On These Waters
7. Honey I'm Home
8. Diva Time (CD Bonus Track)
9. The Lake Isle of Innisfree (CD Bonus Track)

Line-up
Nad Sylvan (Steve Hackett, Agents of Mercy, Unifaun) - lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards, piano
    With:
Steve Hackett (Genesis) - guitar
Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, GPS, Asia) - guitar
Anders Wollbeck - keyboards & programming
Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Stick Men) - electric bass
Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, The Tangent) - bass
Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard, Big Big Train, Kevin Gilbert) - drums, percussion
Sheona Urquhart - lead & backing vocals, choir (7)
Jade Ell  (Xanima) - lead & backing vocals, choir (7)
Tania Doko - lead & backing vocals, choir (7)
Nick Beggs - choir (7)

Media/Samples
I Am The Sea
Meet Your Maker

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Pattern-Seeking Animals "Pattern-Seeking Animals"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 5, 2019
Tracklist
1. No Burden Left To Carry (9:38)
2. The Same Mistakes Again (5:09)
3. Orphans Of The Universe (10:27)
4. No One Ever Died And Made Me King (3:54)
5. Fall Away (4:47)
6. These Are My Things (4:52)
7. We Write The Ghost Stories (3:22)
8. No Land's Man (5:35)
9. Stars Along The Way (10:20)

Total Time 58:04

Line-up
Jimmy Keegan (Spock's Beard) - drums & vocals
Ted Leonard (Enchant, Spock's Beard) - vocals & guitar
Dave Meros (Spock's Beard) - bass
John Boegehold - synths

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No Burden Left to Carry
No One Ever Died And Made Me King 

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Gandalf's Fist "The Clockwork Prologue"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 1, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Belly of the Earth
2. An Expedition Amidst the Ice Burrows
3. Wardens
4. Badgerwhacked
5. Solar Huntress
6. Dirty Doyle’s Surface Souvenirs
7. Supplies for the Festivities
8. Secrets, Traitors and a Smashing Set of Porcelain Ducks on Layby
9. Blackening
10. Hall of the Badger King
11. Sun Sickness
12. Menders of Devices
13. The Clokkemaker
14. A Shortcut across a Deranged Steam Conveyor
15. The Waxwork Downs
16. The Sovereign Airship Station
17. Leader of Men
18. Wheels in Motion
19. The Lamplighter (Overture)

Line-up
Dean Marsh - Guitars, Synth Programming, Mandolin, Octave Mandola, Additional Bass, The singing voice of the good people of Cogtopolis
Ben Bell (Patchwork Cacophony, Broken Parachute) - Piano, Hammond Organ, Synths, Fretless Bass, Nashville Guitar, Vocals as The Choir of Doom, Spoken words of the deranged Steam-Conveyor
Stefan Hepe - Drums, Percussion
Christopher Ewen - Bass, Bargain Snacks
Luke Severn - Tubular Bells, Goose Flute, The singing voice of the Nightkeepers
   With
William Stewart - Violins
Keri Farish - The singing voice of the Clokkemaker and her all-seeing spyglasses, Spoken words of The Clokkemaker/Washer Ethel
Melissa Hollick - Sung words of Eve
Mark Benton - Spoken words of King Dahks/City Announcer/City Official and distant expulsions of the Lamplighter
Tim Munro - Spoken words of The Tinker
Alicia Marsh - Spoken words of Eve/various market traders
Bill Fellows - Spoken words of Dirty Doyle/Irontooth/Nightkeeper Spy
Paul Kavanagh - Spoken words of The Primarch
Christopher Ewen - Spoken words of The Boy
Rafferty Marsh - Spoken words of an urchin at the weasel pie stall

Description/Reviews
“The Clockwork Prologue” is a 2-CD ‘Expansion Pack’ for 2016’s “The Clockwork Fable” it features an extension of the original story and is packed with brand new Gandalf’s Fist music and story.
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The Clokkemaker

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Evan Carson "Ocipinski"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 1, 2019
Tracklist
1. Sky
2. Shards
3. Chrysalis
4. Otriad
5. Bloodlines
6. The fireflies of falaise
7. Anders' prayer

Line-up
Evan Carson (Iamthemorning, Gleb Kolyadin) - Percussion, Vocals
   With
Gleb Kolyadin (Iamthemorning) - Piano
Charlie Cawood (Knifeworld) - Zither, Cuatro, Bouzouki, Oud, Acoustic Guitar and Acoustic Bass Jim Grey (Caligula's Horse) - Vocals
Georgia Lewis (Maschine) - Vocals
Hannah Sanders - Vocals
Ben Savage - Vocals
Karl James Pestka - Violin and Viola
Graham Coe - Cello
Toby Shaer - Flutes and Whistles
Chris Heales - Electric Guitars and Bass
Joshua Franklin - Electric Bass and Keys
Archie Moss - Melodeon

Description/Reviews
Inspired by Evan's Grandfather Jerzy Ocipinski and the Polish Resistance Movements of the Second World War. 
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Fine Soft Day "You Are Here"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: July 1, 2019
Tracklist
1. River
2. Reason
3. Journey To Hear
4. Five Songs
5. Time Flows By
6. Roll Up The World Pt. 1
7. Grandfather
8. Dance Of The Little Lights From Nowhere
9. Rhyme
10. Time Is Running Out
11. Roll Up The World Pt. 2

Line-up
Mark Sweeney - keyboards, vocals
Jeff Gascoyne - bass, guitar, violin, vocals
Martin Hanbury - guitars, vocals

Description/Reviews
Fine Soft Day were regular performers across the folk rock scene. In the summer of 2018, however, the band reformed with the intention of trying out some new material and to record some of the older songs which had never been committed to the studio.
The new album incorporates strong influences of progressive rock, containing elements of early Genesis, Yes and Pink Floyd to name a few. The band’s original folk roots were now replaced by soaring guitars, sweeping keyboards, strident bass lines and rich, complex vocal arrangements.
You Are Here is a concept album, unashamedly. Built around a themes of hope and humanity stretching across two points in history but connected by a single point on the earth – the weaving together of time and space. The album features lyrical and musical motifs that recur throughout the material, in different guises, leading to the culmination of the 14 minute epic finale, Roll Up The World (Part 2). But alongside the progressive influences, there are elements of country rock, lending a flavour of R.E.M and Neil Young amongst others.
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