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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Michał Łapaj “Are You There”

Country: Poland
Genre(s): Electronica, Post Rock, Progressive Rock
LabelMystic Production
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 16, 2021 (CD, digital), September 3, 2021 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Pieces (2:44) 
2. Flying Blind (4:07) 
3. Shattered Memories (7:12) 
4. Shelter (4:57) 
5. Where Do We Run (10:13) 
6. Fleeting Skies (5:44) 
7. In Limbo (11:42) 
8. Unspoken (5:25) 
9. Surfacing (7:03) 
10. From Within (3:38) 

Total Time 62:45

Line-up
Michał Łapaj (Riverside) - keyboards
   With
Mick Moss (Antimatter) - vocals
Bela Komoszyńska (Sorry Boys) - vocals
Artur Szolc (Annalist, Inside Again) - drums

Description/Reviews:
The album consists of both instrumental pieces and songs. It contains a lot of spacey atmosphere, and fans of post-rock, ambient and electronic music will surely be able to find something for themselves. It is diverse and at the same time coherent, filled with emotions, melancholy and darkness. It tries to find answers to the question of what happens to us when we do not understand each other and we wander between what was said and what was left unspoken.
Media/Samples
Shattered Memories

Tamarisk "Suspended Animation"

Country: UK
Genre(s): Neo-Prog
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: October 21, 2021
Tracklist
1. Suspended Animation
2. PLUS!
3. It Was Never There
4. The Penetration Gap
5. Total Coverage (The Battle of Bean Field)
6. Who's On Top...

Line-up
Andy Grant - vocals
Steve Leigh (Landmarq) - keyboards
Dave Wagstaffe (Landmarq) - drums
Tom Yetton - guitars
Ed Rome - bass
  With
Luke Morley (Thunder, Heather Findlay) - guitar

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Links:
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Svarc Hanley Longhawn "20​/​21"

Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 13, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Ask (8:08) 
2. The Message Will Differ (2:34) 
3. Hidden (6:27) 
4. Little Brother (7:44) 
5. Earth Abides (10:57) 
6. 20/21 (7:11) 
7. We Elastic (4:07) 

Total Time 47:08 

Line-up
Nik Svarc - Electric and Acoustc Guitars, Loops
Steve Hanley - Drums, Shaker, Percussion
Martin Longhawn - Organ, Wurlitizer, Piano

Description/Reviews:
In many ways their latest release 20/21 is even more accomplished and enjoyable. It certainly develops the band's sound by adding some Avant touches here and there. Inventive compositions, such as the intriguing The Message Will Differ and the excellent We Elastic offer a different approach to the band's previous album. In these tunes, discordance, effects and a quest to create an abstract canvas of sounds are prominently displayed. These furnish the album with an interesting, but somewhat less accessible set of musical colours.
Read the full review by Owen Davies at dprp.net

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Links:
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Friday, July 23, 2021

Email subscription 2

My yesterday's post about Google stopping email notifications seems to turn out to be the last post they delivered in email. )) We'll see tomorrow if this suggestion is correct. At least two other posts with album information haven't got to today's email. 

 So I have moved email subscription to another service - follow.it The new subscription form is on the blog. All those who were subscribed and had confirmed email addresses are included in the new list. So if you stop receiving emails, try to subscribe via the new form. If that doesn't help, let me know.

follow.it say they have some additional features you can now use (which didn’t exist on Feedburner), e.g. on https://follow.it/newprogreleases?action=followPub&filter you can now define filters and more delivery channels, e.g. to receive your news via Telegram, news page etc.

Update. Feedburner is still running. I haven't turned it off just in case. So for a short while you receive two emails a day about the same stuff.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Grace Hayhurst "Existence is Temporary" EP

Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 6, 2021
Tracklist
1. Where Am I? (4:53) 
2. Negative Incline (3:42) 
3. The Search For Purpose (7:40) 
4. Existence Is Temporary (2:31) 
5. Death Is Final (6:15) 

Total Time 25:01 

Line-up
Grace Hayhurst - all instruments
   Except
Paul Haness - acoustic guitar
Andrew Scott - drums 
Jonah Robertson - spoken word 

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Links:
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

For email subscribers:

Google is turning email subscriptions via FeedBurner in July.

So I will switch to another service in the nearest days.

If you are subscribed, but will stop receiving emails from here, please let me know by commenting here or writing to my email (it's in my profile).

Monday, July 19, 2021

Lee Abraham "Only Human"

Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelF2 
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 4, 2021
Tracklist
1. Counting Down 
2. Only Human 
3. Days Gone By 
4. Falling Apart 
5. The Hands Of Time

Line-up
Lee Abraham (Galahad): guitars, keyboards, bass
  With
Gerald Mulligan (Credo): drums
Marc Atkinson (Riversea, Nine Stones Close, Mandalaband): vocals
Peter Jones (Tiger Moth Tales, Red Bazar, Camel): vocals
Mark Spencer: backing vocals
Rob Arnold: piano

Description/Reviews:
The album centrepiece is the epic opening song 'Counting Down'. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, the song progresses through different musical styles and arrangements, commenting on the human pretencity to wish life away, just counting down the years.
Links:
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