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Monday, August 31, 2020

Ozone Park "Planetarium"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 30, 2020
Tracklist
1. Shuttle A440hz (7:07)
2. Shuttle A442hz (4:24)
3. Kosmos (5:46)
4. Bingo Vegas (6:48)
5. Ozone Planet (7:10)
6. Rockambolaction (6:56)
7. Nebula (5:56)
8. Pianeta 9 (4:35)

Total Time 48:42

Line-up
Giuseppe Chironi: Vocals, piano, keyboards, electronica
Gianluca Cossu: Percussion, KorgM1, electric bass
Alessandro Masala: drums

Media/Samples 
deezer

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Manticora "To Live to Kill to Live"


Country: Denmark
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Label: ViciSolum Productions
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Katana – The Moths And The Dragonflies/Katana – Mud (14:39)
2. To Nanjing (1:57)
3. The Farmer's Tale, Pt. 3 – Eaten By The Beasts (4:22)
4. Slaughter In The Desert Room (6:11)
5. Through The Eyes Of The Killer – Filing Teeth (4:59)
6. Katana – Death Of The Meaning Of Life (5:24)
7. Tasered/Ice Cage (5:44)
8. Goodbye Tina (5:54)
9. Tasered/Removal (3:15)
10. Stalin Strikes (instrumental) (2:35)
11. Ten Thousand Cold Nights (0:50)
12. Katana – Beheaded (7:25)

Total Time 63:15

Line-up
Kristian H. Larsen - Guitars
Lars F. Larsen - Vocals
Kasper Gram - Bass
Stefan Johansson - Guitars
Lawrence Dinamarca - Drums

Description/Reviews
Ignoring the conventional wisdom of leaving your longest song until the end, the band throws you in at the deep end with the epic fourteen-minute ‘Katana – The Moths and the Dragonflies/Katana – Mud’. Portentous horns are quickly followed by huge riffs and pounding drums, spoken word passages, and sensational guitar solos. Far Eastern melodies are backed by guttural roars, black metal shrieks and quasi-operatic vocals as the hugely ambitious opener sounds like Blind Guardian and Nevermore spent five years in Japan with Sigh as their tour guide.
Read the full review by Gary Alcock at ghostcultmag.com

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Vanishing Point "Dead Elysium"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelOctane Records (Australia), AFM Records (Rest of World)
Format: CD, digital
Release dateAugust 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Dead Elysium (7:01)
2. Count Your Days (6:15)
3. To The Wolves (5:56)
4. Salvus (5:16)
5. The Fall (5:20)
6. Free (7:14)
7. Recreate The Impossible (5:57)
8. Shadow World (4:36)
9. The Healing (6:02)
10. The Ocean (6:00)

Total Time 59:37

Line-up
Silvio Massaro - Vocals
Chris Porcianko - Guitars, Vocals
James "Bushy" Maier - Guitars
Adrian Alimic - Bass
   With
Jennifer Borg - Vocals (7)

Media/Samples 
Stream & buy 

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Pain of Salvation "Panther"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Progressive Alternative Metal/Rock
LabelInsideOut
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Accelerator
2. Unfuture
3. Restless boy
4. Wait
5. Keen to a fault
6. Fur
7. Panther
8. Species
9. Icon

Line-up
Daniel Gildenlöw – lead vocals, lead guitar
Johan Hallgren – lead guitar, vocals
Léo Margarit – drums, vocals
Daniel Karlsson – keyboards, vocals
Gustaf Hielm – bass, vocals

Media/Samples 
Accelerator
Unfuture
Restless boy
Trailer

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Zoom feat. Paul Landry & Robeone "Zoom"


Country: USA/UK
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: New Age Music Planet
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Zoom (7:08)
2. The Flight Of Zoom (8:55)
3. The Further Adventures Of Zoom (6:37)
4. Zoom Through The Wormhole (8:09)
5. Remember To Zoom (9:58)
6. The Dilemma Of Zoom (5:28)
7. Zoom Inside Out (6:53)
8. Heart Of Zoom (6:20)
9. The Triumphant Return Of Zoom (9:24)

Total Time 68:52

Line-up
Robert Schindler: Keyboards, synthesizers, drum programming and Mellotron
Paul Landry: Electric guitars, bass guitar and vsti drums

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Streams

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Tim Bowness "Late Night Laments"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Art Rock
LabelInsideOut
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Northern Rain (4:49)
2. I'm Better Now (3:52)
3. Darkline (3:57)
4. We Caught The Light (3:56)
5. The Hit-man Who Missed (3:21)
6. Never A Place (4:41)
7. The Last Getaway (4:55)
8. Hidden Life (5:05)
9. One Last Call (4:15)

Total Time 38:50

Line-up
Tim Bowness (No-Man, Henry Fool)
   With
Kavus Torabi (Knifeworld)
Melanie Woods
Richard Barbieri
Colin Edwin
Tom Atherton
Evan Carson

Description/Reviews
Combining electronic soundscapes, acoustic instrumentation and unexpected rhythms, Late Night Laments is a tightly focused and emotionally charged entry in Bowness’s increasingly impressive solo catalogue.
 Contrasting with the sensuous beauty of the music, the frequently dark lyrical themes include meditations on generational divides, ideologically motivated violence, social exclusion, and a much-loved children’s author’s mental breakdown.
Media/Samples 
I’m Better Now
Northern Rain

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Exist "Egoiista"



Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelProsthetic Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Through Suffering He Paints The Universe (10:10) 
2. The Lottery (5:47) 
3. Until The Storm Comes (6:48) 
4. Infinite Monkey Theorem (10:22) 
5. Siblings Born Into Different Dimensions (5:03) 
6. Egocosm (8:58) 
7. Last Flight Looming (2:11) 
8. Spotlight's Glow (6:53) 
9. Amongst The Trees (8:36) 

Total Time 64:48

Line-up
Max Phelps
Alex Weber
Matt Rossa
Brody Smith

Media/Samples 
Progstreaming 

Tigran Hamasyan "The Call Within"


Country: Armenia/USA
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Nonesuch Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Levitation 21 (5:05)
2. Our Film (5:13)
3. Ara Resurrected (8:22)
4. At A Post-Historic Seashore (1:39)
5. Space Of Your Existence (4:42)
6. The Dream Voyager (5:05)
7. Old Maps (2:30)
8. Vortex (5:19)
9. 37 Newlyweds (3:33)
10. New Maps (6:17)

Total Time 47:45

Line-up
Tigran Hamasyan - piano, keyboards, vocals
Evan Marien - bass
Arthur Hnatek - drums
   With
Tosin Abasi - guitar (8)
Areni Agbabian - vocals (2)
Artyom Manukyan - cello (2)
Beth and Steve Wood - backup vocals (9)
Varduhi Art School Children's Choir (7)

Description/Reviews
While Tigran’s complex rhythmic patterns and unfamiliar time signatures, with their origin in Armenian folk and dance music with a splash of prog-metal, provoke glee and fascination with young “Time Lords”, there is, thankfully, far more to his music than mind-bending technical virtuosity and precision.  Tigran seems to operate on a spiritual plane transcending the usual physical limits of instruments (think Mahavishnu or late Coltrane) - in his words “where the moment of the unconscious creation is the way to feel conscious”.
Read the full review by Chris K at lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com

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Bandcamp

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Taskaha "Taskaha"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital 
Release date: August 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Mind Date (8:47)
2. Distressed (5:24)
3. Reframe! (6:14)
4. Daylight's Fading (8:35)
5. Invisible (5:13)
6. Eden (8:31)
7. Nature Girl (6:47)
8. Friday Night (3:53)
9. The Climb (13:00)

Total Time 66:24

Line-up
Rick Holmen - Vocals
Stian Dahl - Guitars
Simen Hanssen - Guitars
David van Dort - Bass
Ole Martin Svendsen - Drums

Description/Reviews
Taskaha’s sound is as often heavy as it is delicate. The band will take you through a journey of varied soundscapes unapologetically, without ever descending into gratuitous odd time signatures or technical showcasing that so frequently infest this genre of Metal. Borrowing from musical styles as diverse as Fusion Jazz, Blues Rock, and Classical, there’s something here for everyone to love.
There are plenty of straight rock-out moments with a touch of blues like in the first track “Mind Date” that never entirely abandon Prog territory but dare paint outside the lines, not unlike Dream Theater’s last collaboration with an outside producer in Falling Into Infinity. But there’s always very fragile moments, like in the 13-minute epic “The Climb,” and gloomy, Doom Metal inspired self-reflection in Daylight’s Fading. The band’s exploration of other styles runs deep, as showcased in “Eden” which delves into Art Rock with its Classical Music style arpeggios almost as if made for being played in a concert hall on a classical acoustic.
Read the full review by Alex Reis at metalexpressradio.com

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Streams
Mind Date

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John Petrucci "Terminal Velocity"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Metal
Label: Sound Mind Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release dateAugust 28, 2020 (digital), October 30, 2020 (CD, vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Terminal Velocity (6:07)
2. The Oddfather (6:25)
3. Happy Song (6:01)
4. Gemini (6:05)
5. Out of the Blue (5:46)
6. Glassy-Eyed Zombies (5:55)
7. The Way Things Fall (7:33)
8. Snake in My Boot (4:04)
9. Temple of Circadia (7:10)

Total Time 55:06

Line-up
John Petrucci (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment) - guitar
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Transatlantic, Liquid Tension Experiment, Sons Of Apollo) - drums
Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs, Flying Colors) - bass

Media/Samples 
Terminal Velocity

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Motorpsycho "The All Is One"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Eclectic
LabelRune GrammofonStickman Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. The All Is One (8:50)
2. The Same Old Rock (One Must Imagine Sisyphus Happy) (5:70)
3. The Magpie (5:36)
4. Delusion (The Reign Of Humbug) (2:44)
5. N.O.X. I: Circles Around The Sun Pt.1 (9:10)
6. N.O.X. II: Ouroboros (8:22)
7. N.O.X. III: Ascension (3:37)
8. N.O.X. IV: Night Of Pan (15:32)
9. N.O.X. V: Circles Around The Sun Pt.2 (5:54)
10. A Little Light (2:18)
11. Dreams Of Fancy (9:36)
12. The Dowser (2:45)
13. Like Chrome (5:04)

Total Time 85:38

Line-up
Hans Magnus Ryan - guitars,vocals,piano
Tomas Järmyr - drums,percussion,vocals,Mellotron
Bent Sæther - bass,vocals,guitars,Mellotron
   With
Reine Fiske (Katatonia) - guitar,Mellotron
Lars Horntveth (Jaga Jazzist, Amgala Temple) - guitar,clarinets, saxophone
Ola Kvernberg (Grand General) - violin

Description/Reviews
At the center of this album is a long 5 part piece featuring some of the most radical stuff the band has done on record in a while, but if the prospect of a 42minute piece for ballet inspired by paintings, alchemy and the tarot seems too daunting, there is also a handful of losely related shorter songs to get into.
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The Same Old Rock (One Must Imagine Sisyphus Happy)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Robeone "My World"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. My World (4:48)
2. Prayers (6:30)
3. Progdemic (4:51)
4. The Understanding (6:57)
5. Tralfamalmadore (5:21)
6. Turn Off Your Brain (8:24)
7. When Its All Over...Coming Home (5:11)

Total Time 42:02

Line-up
Robert Schindler - Keyboards

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Marquette "Into The Wild"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Progressive Promotion Records - PPR087CD
FormatCD
Release date: August 22, 2020
Tracklist
1. No Answer (6:53)
2. Seven Doors (14:02)
3. Criminal Kind (3:47)
4. Alexander Supertramp (6:13)
5. Sensuality (5:24)
6. Portrait of Men (3:36)
7. Poisoned Homeland (4:40)
8. Into The Wild (19:10)

Total Time 63:45

Line-up
Markus Roth (Horizontal Ascension, Force of Progress) - Keyboards
Sebastian Schleicher - Guitar, bass, background vocals
Reiner Wendland - Additional guitar
Dennis Degen - Drums
Maurizio Menendez - Vocals
Robin Mock - Sax (2)
Art Lip - Trumpet (8)

Media/Samples 
Sampler + 3 tracks

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Tangent "Auto Reconnaissance"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Life On Hold
2. Jinxed In Jersey
3. Under Your Spell
4. The Tower Of Babel
5. Lie Back & Think Of England
6. The Midas Touch
7. Proxima (Bonus track)

Line-up
Andy Tillison (Parallel or 90 Degrees) – Vocals, Keyboards
Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic) – Bass Guitar
Theo Travis (Soft Machine, Travis-Fripp) – Sax & Flute
Luke Machin (Maschine, Francis Dunnery Band) – Guitar
Steve Roberts (Magenta, Godsticks) – Drums

Media/Samples 

Life On Hold
The Tower Of Babel

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Assignment "Reflections"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Power Metal
LabelMassacre Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Trilogia Balkanica (3:38)
2. Mercyful Angel (4:43)
3. Obsession (6:01)
4. Corporate Men (5:57)
5. Reflections (5:02)
6. Submission (5:32)
7. Timeline (5:29)
8. Endlessly (6:36)
9. Unknown Hero (7:14)
10. Silent Nation (8:21)

Total Time 58:33

Line-up
Diego Valdez – Vocals
Goran Panić – Guitars
Heiko Spaarmann – Bass
Gert Sprick – Keyboards
Michael Kolar – Drums
    With:
Marco Ahrens - Guitars (2,10)
Inés Vera-Ortíz - Vocals (5)

Description/Reviews
Musically, Assignment strays little from past recordings, playing aggressive progressive power metal. Between the sharp riffage, roaring rhythm section, and Valdez' assertive, often raging, vocals, some Assignment songs can be distilled to three adjectives: fast, heavy, and intense. You'll certainly hear this with Mercyful Angel, Obsession, or Submission, by example. But Assignment can also mix things up. A song like Unknown Hero turns more upon progressive metal rather than racing power metal, and also offers some fine piano moments and symphonic synths. 
Read the full review by Craig Hartranft at dangerdog.com

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Mercyful Angel
Obsession

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Okyr "Premorbid Intelligence"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: August 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Apathetic (6:31)
2. Janus-Faced (6:50)
3. Man In White (7:43)
4. Calm Down (5:09)
5. Satyriasis (5:41)
6. Bearer Of The Pain (6:54)
7. Panacea (14:54)
8. Neurosis (and The Attraction Theory) (7:03)

Total Time 60:45

Line-up
Carlos Rocha - vocals
Jean Elias - bass
Tiago Alain - guitar
Valmir Pêgas - drums

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Bandcamp

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Pyramid Theorem "Beyond The Exosphere"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release dateAugust 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Beyond the Exosphere (17:52)
             i. ascension
             ii. planetary transit
             iii. regenesis
             iv. quantum leap
2. Under Control (4:47)
3. Freedom (4:40)
4. Closer to the End (7:06)
5. Intonate (6:47)

Total Time 41:12

Line-up
Christian Di Mambro - bass, vocals
Stephan Di Mambro - keyboards, guitar, vocals
Vito De Francesco - drums, percussion
Sam Ermellini - guitar, vocals

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Freedom
Closer to the End 

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Samuel Hällkvist "Epik, Didaktik, Pastoral"


Country: Denmark/Sweden
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label:  BoogiePost Recordings
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 20, 2020
Tracklist
1. vägen som landet
2. utan vilja
3. dekorum i: hög
4. badboll gles
5. dekorum ii: medel
6. 100 takter med piano
7. blåklocka, ängsklocka
8. dekorum iii: låg
9. omstart
10. svedjebruk

Line-up
Samuel Hällkvist (Isildurs Bane), guitars, MIDI programming
Knut Finsrud, drums
Dick Lövgren, bass (1,3,5-8,10)
Katrine Amsler, sound design, programming (1,7,8,10)
Anne Marte Eggen, bass (2,4,9)
Yazz Ahmed, trumpet (1,3)
Luca Calabrese, trumpet (2,6)
Noel Langley, additional trumpet (1,3)

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Built For the Future "Brave New World"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: August 20, 2020
Tracklist
1. Brave New World
2. Breathe
3. The Sheltering Sky
4. Zenith
5. City of the Sun
6. Azimuth
7. Distant Land
8. Line of Sight

Line-up
Patric Farrell: Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Drums Programming, Vocals
Kenny Bissett: Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
David Peña: Guitars, Synths, Atmospheres

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Dwiki Dharmawan "Hari Ketiga"


Country: Indonesia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelMoonjune Records
FormatCD, digital
Release date: August 19, 2020 (digital), early September 2020 (CD)
Tracklist
1. The Earth
2. The Man
3. The Event Horizon
4. The Loneliness Of The Universe
5. You'll Never Be Alone
6. The Truth
7. The Perpetual Motion
8. The Deal
9. The Memory Of Things

Line-up
Dwiki Dharmawan - Acoustic Piano, Mini Moog, Fender Rhodes, Harmonium, Occasional Vocal & Ambient Noises
Boris Savoldell - Vocals, Vocal Effects, Live Electronics
Markus Reuter - Touch Guitars® AU8, Live Electronics
Asaf Sirkis - Drums, Cymbals, Occasional Ambient Noise
    With
Jeremias Pah - Voice & Sasando (6)
Endi Pah - Voice and Tambur (6)
Jonas Mooy with Inggu Ndolu Art Group - Voices, Sasando, Gong and Tambu (7)

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The Flowers Of London "The Trouble With England (Part 1)"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: August 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. One-Eyed Man (3:26)
2. Torquemada & The Familiars (6:40)
3. Crazy Day (2:56)
4. On The Run (4:08)
5. Roundabout (3:24)
6. Did You Really Have To Do It? (6:59)
7. When We Were Young (4:39)
8. Varying Degrees Of Solid (4:43)
9. In Days Yet To Come (2:56)

Total Time 39:51

Line-up
Neasden Nev - Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars, Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Programming
Rog Patterson - Electric 12-String Guitar & Acoustic Guitar (8)
Leigh Scratch Fenlon - Electric Violin (2)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Fahrenheit 97 "Lux"


Country: Uruguay
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Puercoespín Records
Format: digital
Release date: August 17, 2020
Tracklist
1 Lux (0:44)
2 Andrómeda (5:20)
3 Ecos de la Explosión (2:48)
4 Ritual (6:07)
5 Sonos (1:06)
6 Interestelar (4:35)
7 No Tengas Miedo (0:50)
8 Nuestro Silencio (4:35)
9 DNA (3:35)
10 Ad Astra (1:20)
11 Viaje a las Estrellas (6:20)
12 Púlsar (6:52)
13 Tenebris (1:01)

Total Time 45:13

Line-up
Martin Gomez - Vocals, Guitars
Miguel Larrosa - Guitars
Mathías Fagúndez - Bass
Bruno Leites - Drums

Media/Samples 
Youtube
Apple Music
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Moon Machine "Moon Machine"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release dateAugust 17, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Cave
2. Reckoning
3. Demon:05
4. Left to Wander
5. Post Upgrade - Instatement
6. Post Upgrade - Discovery & Grief
7. Post Upgrade - Requiem

Line-up
Eric Hochwald - Vocals, guitars, bass
Jon Sirota - Keyboards
Angel Castillo - Drums

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Bandcamp

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Woomera "Caustics of a Tidal Spirit"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive/Alternative/Post Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: August 15, 2020
Tracklist
1. Levity (5:41) 
2. Klepsydra (12:31) 
3. Farewell (9:52) 
4. Rebirth II: The Tide (15:20) 

Total Time 43:24

Line-up
Simon Besenthal
Nikita Mironov
Daniel Janus
Dario Schmid

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Pencarrow "Growth In The Absence of Light"


Country: New Zealand
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 15, 2020
Tracklist
1. In Medias Res (5:26)
2. Portrait of My Intimate Frailty (5:42)
3. A Meeting of the Shadows (7:20)
4. Time Dilation (6:13)
5. Stasis / Flux (7:58)
6. Silent Beauty: Bittersweet Memories of Embrace (7:01)
7. New Light (4:33)
8. Memory Terminal (2:05)
9. Twins Paradox: Confessions of a Capitalist Lover (5:10)
10. Deep Abandon (3:55)
11. The Approaching Shade (5:14)

Total Time 60:37

Line-up
Tonnie Ten Hove - Vocals, Guitars
Todd Thompson - Bass
Anthony Rose - Keyboards
Justin Chorley - Drums

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Bandcamp

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Monstradamus "Monstradamus"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release dateAugust 14, 2020 (CD), August 29, 2020 (digital)
Tracklist
1. The Voyage Of The Genghis Green (5:03)
2. Forest Through The Trees (5:45)
3. The Rain (3:32)
4. Never Bring Me Down (4:26)
5. The Weight Of Regret (4:02)
6. The Magician (6:20)
7. Lonely Again (4:29)
8. Priests And Politicians (5:42)
9. Out Of The Ordinary (4:47)

Total Time 44:06

Line-up
Dean - Drums, Backing Vocals   
Jon - Bass, Vocals   
Gio - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals

Media/Samples 
Streams

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Titan to Tachyons "Cactides"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal, Fusion
Label: Nefarious Industries
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: August 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. Morphing Machineminds (5:53)
2. The Starthinker Is Obsolete (8:02)
3. Tycho Magnetic (9:31)
4. Earth, And Squidless (7:59)
5. Everybody's Dead, Dave (9:30)

Total Time 40:55

Line-up
Sally Gates (Orbweaver, Gigan) – Guitar
Matt Hollenberg (Cleric, John Zorn) – Bass VI
Kenny Grohowski (Secret Chiefs 3, Brand X) – Drums
   With
Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas) – Bass (5)

Description/Reviews
As an instrumental trio, Titan to Tachyons are not constrained by such subgenre designations, and while certainly heavy, they venture quite far afield right from the start. Album opener “Morphing Machineminds” is a thoroughly mashed-up take on metal and jazz, with an unmistakable nod to the kind of psychedelia that informs their sci-fi inspirations. The riffs are heavy, but they swing, fusing the doomy groove of Black Sabbath’s “Into the Void” with Pink Floyd’s “Astronomy Domine.” But this quickly gives way to slinky avant-noir guitar work, before the heaviness returns just as swiftly with an oddly-timed sludge riff. This is challenging music, though a head-nodding groove is nevertheless omnipresent. 
Read the full review by Todd Manning at burningambulance.com

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Isobar "Isobar"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. Weekend Of Mammals (4:17)
2. Control Mouse (4:28)
3. Major Matt Mason (4:57)
4. Off The A6 (5:32)
5. Dinky Planet (6:32)
6. Mais Daze (3:26)
7. New Math (3:45)
8. 79¢ (5:07)
9. Dinner Ain't Ready (5:07)
10. Elves Are Go! (4:10)
11. AP Alchemy (9:22)
12. Uncanny, The (3:37)
13. Isobars (5:26)

Total Time 65:46

Line-up
Jim Anderson (Metaphor): bass
Malcolm Smith (Metaphor): guitars
Marc Spooner (Metaphor): keyboards
    with
Mattias Olsson (Anglagard): drums
Evan Weiss: trumpet (2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13)
Ben Bohorquez: saxophone (2, 6, 8, 10, 13)
Lonnie Cory: trumpet (4, 5, 7)
Tony Abena: saxophone (4, 5, 7)

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Kashgar "Artefact"


Country: Canada
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, Fusion
FormatCD, digital
Release date: August 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. Uncertainties (5:46)
2. Burning Daylight (5:35)
3. Saborito (6:00)
4. The Unholy Four (6:02)
5. Light Me Up (5:35)
6. Jairazbhoy (4:21)
7. Transcendence (4:18)
8. Libertad (3:51)
9. Oslito (4:53)
10. No More Time (5:22)

Total Time 51:43

Line-up
Marcus Taylor (Broken Parachute) - guitars, bass, percussion, synths, backing vocals
Ben Bell (Patchwork Cacophony, Broken Parachute) - keys, choirs
James Chapmen - drums
   With
Marc Atkinson (Nine Stones Close, Riversea, Moon Halo) - vocals (2, 5, 7)
Laura Scott - backing vocals (2)

Description/Reviews
Bolstered by a dynamic cast of musicians, the album is a blistering fusion of progressive rock meets world music. Having honed his songwriting and playing through Broken Parachute’s latest progressive-rock disk <Living Dangerously>, Taylor has pushed on with his calling to bridge musical styles in new and inventive ways. You’ll find rhythms and melodies inspired by India, the Middle East and Latin America supporting the dynamic interplay of guitars, keyboards, drums and vocals. ARTEFACT is edgy, path breaking music that calls to mind the vibrant energy of the early Santana disks.
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Ellis/Munk Ensemble "San Diego Sessions"


Country: Denmark/USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic
LabelEl Paraiso Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Wedge (10:55)
2. Pauly's Pentacles (11:11)
3. Munk's Dream (2:23)
4. Electric Saloon (8:56)
5. Bucket Drips (3:33)
6. Larry's Jungle Juice (6:53)
7. Stone Steps (5:05)

Total Time 48:56

Line-up
Brian Ellis (Astra, Silver Sunshine, Psicomagia, Birth) - keys
Jonas Munk (Causa Sui) - guitar
   With
Dominic Denholm (Monarch) - bass
Thomas DiBenedetto (Sacri Monti, Monarch, ex-Joy) - drums/guitar
Dylan Donovan (Sacri Monti, Pharlee) - guitar
Paul Marrone (Astra, Cosmic Wheels, Radio Moscow, Psicomagia, Birth, Brian Ellis Group) - drums
Trevor Mast (Birth, ex-Joy, Psicomagia, Brian Ellis Group) - bass
Anthony Meier (Sacri Monti, Radio Moscow) - bass/keys
Conor Riley (Astra, Silver Sunshine, Birth) - keys
Andrew Velasco (Love, the City & Space) - percussion
Andrew Ware (Monarch) - drums
Evan Wenskay (Sacri Monti) - organ
Kyre Wilcox (Truth on Earth) - bass

Description/Reviews
We’re met at the door by “The Wedge”, an all-out humid slap of psych rock improv of the highest order. It starts out in 5th gear and never lets up. Spaced-out synth, Hendrix-ian guitar squall, and some major drum power drive this track until the tires fall off. Dual guitars, dual keys, organ, bass, drum, and percussion give this song the feel of the Monterey Pop Festival circa ’68, with just a touch of Detroit City chug. We quickly drop down a gear or two with the exquisite “Pauly’s Pentacles”, a searing and simmering slow burn of a track that sounds like a cross between Vincebus Eruptum, Dark Magus, and Bernie Worrell freaking out over both.
Read the full review by J. Hubner at complexdistractions.blog

Also read the review at theobelisk.net

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Encryptor "Player One"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: August 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. Blue Steel (5:10)
2. Player One (4:51)
3. Every 108 Minutes (4:45)
4. Kansas City Shuffle (5:03)
5. 88mph (6:25)
6. Birds Ate My Face (3:40)
7. Zugzwang (6:12)
8. 528-491 (5:56)

Total Time 42:02

Line-up
Tyler Campbell
Josh Navone
Nick Jacobson

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Friday, August 14, 2020

ESP Project "phenomena"


Country:  UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelSunn Creative -  SUNNC2002
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. First Flight
2. Before Saturn Turned Away
3. Telethesia
4. Fear of Flying
5. Living in the Sunrise
6. Sleeping Giants
7. Seven Billion Tiny Sparks

Line-up
Tony Lowe  (Cross & Fripp, Simon Townshend, Bram Stoker) - All instruments
Damien Child - Vocals (1-6)
Alison Fleming - Vocals (7)

Description/Reviews
‘phenomena’ has all the hallmarks of previous ESP albums with alluring melodies and stirring arrangements. Tony’s guitar and synth play haunting themes, weaving over symphonic rock at its most dramatic and uplifting, all interspersed with strange altering scenes and soundtracks that suggest dark and fascinating interiors to this music. ‘phenomena’ is rhythmic and captivating yet strong and hopeful in all the right places.
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Turdetans "Suite Of Dreams"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: August 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. Prologue (Lullaby) (2:25)
2. Insomnia (3:31)
3. Lucid Dream (2:38)
4. I Will Be There (5:44)
5. Parasomnia (4:16)
6. Rapid Eye Movement (2:16)
7. Friends I (4:10)
8. Friends II (4:18)
9. December 5 Th (1:57)
10. Thousands Of Angels (3:31)
11. Born Again (3:10)
12. Wake Me Up (4:35)
13. I Will Be There (Radio Edit) (5:49)
14. Thousands Of Angels (Radio Edit) (3:35)
15. Wake Me Up (Radio Edit) (4:35)

Total Time 56:30

Line-up
Juan Manuel Pinto : Lead vocal and chorus
Francisco Gongora : Acoustic and electric guitars
Jose Luis Portillo : Bass guitar, keyboards, drums, chorus & lead vocal (1)

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Desolate Dreams "Coalescence"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: August 13, 2020
Tracklist
1. Epilogue (7:24)
2. Hereditary (4:18)
3. Daydream (2:11)
4. He Lives Above Earth (3:46)
5. Purity (4:12)
6. Coalescence (3:07)
7. Nightmare Nest (3:22)
8. Neat Disorder (2:29)
9. Mosslight (7:26)
10. Event Horizon (1:42)
11. Sunrise (2:18)
12. Void Sparks (4:05)
13. The End... Or Is It? (1:02)
14. Ionian Odyssey (3:58)

Total Time 51:20

Line-up
Jake Woodward - All instruments

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Neptunite "Sensor"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 13, 2020
Tracklist
1. Binaural (12:57)
2. Scent Of Blue Iris (8:47)
3. Tactile Perception (28:29)
4. SweetSourBitterSalty (9:39)
5. Okular (18:31)

Total Time 78:23

Line-up
Tim Diern
Marc Schröder
Guido Poetzel

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Rafael Pacha "Al Rincón por Soñar"


Country: Spain
Genre(s)Symphonic, Prog Folk
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 11, 2020
Tracklist
1. El despertar de la Ciudad (02:14)
2. Getting Older (03:34)
3. La línea de la vida (08:46)
4. Books on the schoolyard (03:47)
5. El juego de las diferencias (04:02)
6. Friends (06:08)
7. Al Rincón por soñar (04:28)
8. Zapateado de su Señoría (05:20)
9. The Way Out (06:25)
10. La discusión (05:07)
11. La Lucha (Marcha de los desposeídos II) (04:18)

Total Time 54:09

Line-up
Rafael Pacha: Everything
   Except:
Carlos Espejo: Voice (2, 4)
Francisco Bocero: Voice (7)
Javier Márquez: Soprano Sax (5)
Kimmo Pörsti (The Samurai of Prog, Paidarion, Mist Season): Drums (2, 3)
Jose Manuel Medina (Last Knight, Mandalaband): Orchestral arrangements (2)
Manoel Macía: Cardinal guitars (6)

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Nervosa "Wasteland"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: August 10, 2020
Tracklist
1. Chevron (7:30)
2. The Wasteland, Pt. 1 (2:00)
3. The Wasteland, Pt. 2 (4:24)
4. Prelude (5:39)
5. Countrycore (5:27)
6. Circle Of Friends (8:00)

Total Time 33:00

Line-up
Jon Winter - vocals, guitars
Andy Cunningham - guitars
Ant Barrett - drums
Matthew Duggan - bass
Bethany Wade - keyboards, saxophone, vocals

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Jaga Jazzist "Pyramid"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Fusion, Electronica
LabelBrainfeeder - BFCD099
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 7, 2020
Tracklist
1. Tomita (13:46)
2. Spiral Era (8:08)
3. The Shrine (9:06)
4. Apex (8:08)

Total Time 39:08

Line-up
Lars Horntveth: Guitars, pedal steel guitar, clarinets, saxophones, keyboards, synthesizers, vibraphone, piano and programming
Marcus Forsgren: Electric guitar and vocals
Even Ormestad: Bass guitar
Line Horntveth: Tuba, alto horn, euphonium, flute and vocals
Erik Johannessen: Trombone and vocals
Martin Horntveth: Drums, percussion and programming
Øystein Moen: Synthesizers, clavinet and Hammond organ
Andreas Mjøs: Vibraphone and chef
   With
David Wallumrød: Pro Soloist (1)

Description/Reviews
Pyramid is an exciting new entry in Jaga Jazzist's discography – relentless in its exploration of a variety of styles that seem rooted in jazz but are not limited to the genre. It evokes a certain vibe that can certainly come off as retro-leaning, but at the same time, this is a band unafraid of innovation and forward-thinking.
Read the full review by Chris Ingalls at popmatters.com

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Good Tiger "Raised in a Doomsday Cult"


Country: UK
Genre(s) Progressive Alternative Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 7, 2020
Tracklist
1. Kimbal (2:39)
2. Ghost Vomit (3:35)
3. Whatever Happened To Man's Best Friend (4:16)
4. 1252 (4:09)
5. Young Speak (3:40)
6. Redshift (4:42)
7. Animal Mother (2:51)
8. Sunthrower Flower (3:54)
9. GoGo Yubari (3:23)
10. Grow.Smile.Accept
11. If You Weren't My Son I'd Hug You

Line-up
Joaquin Ardiles
Elliot Coleman
Derya Nagle
Morgan Sinclair
   With
JP Bouvet - Drums

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