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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Czyszy "Retro Adventures"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Symphonic
Format: digital
Release date: January 30, 2021
Tracklist
1. Curse Of The Vampire (21:11) 
2. Midnight Platform (3:44) 
3. Cartoon Crush (5:12) 
4. Mirrors (3:46) 
5. Zanurzenie (3:14) 
6. I Solnedgången (4:11) 

Total Time 41:18

Line-up
Czyszy aka Marek Król - vocals, programming, guitars, bass

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Prometheo "Quello che rimane"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release dateJanuary 30, 2021
Tracklist
1. Arkeos (2:32) 
2. Quello che rimane (4:12) 
3. Iena (3:59) 
4. La ballata dello stagista (5:12) 
5. Quello che rimane (acoustic) (4:34) 
6. Bronzei profili (2:47) 
7. Colma di doni (9:28) 
8. Vidas (2:18) 

Total Time 35:02

Line-up
Andrea Maddaloni – bass guitar
Alessandro Memmi – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, vocals (6), backing vocals
Alessandro Rana – drums
Francesco Schiavone – bass guitar (7)
Andrea Siano – keyboards, organs, synthesizers, percussions, backing vocals
Andrea Tarquilio – vocals
  With
Isacco Buccoliero - saxophones (7)
Michele de Luisi - violin (4)
Roman Gero - transverse flute (7)
Adam Iskrzycki - clarinet (2)
Michele Murgolo - cello (1, 6)

Meer "Playing House"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Symphonic/Progressive/Alternative Rock/Pop
Label: Karisma Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: January 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Picking Up The Pieces (6:15) 
2. Beehive (4:37) 
3. All At Sea (5:04) 
4. Songs Of Us (4:31) 
5. Child (4:22) 
6. You Were A Drum (3:25) 
7. Honey (5:49) 
8. Across The Ocean (4:43) 
9. She Goes (4:16) 
10. Where Do We Go From Here (4:53) 
11. Lay It Down (6:44) 

Total Time 54:39

Line-up
Johanne Kippersund - vocals
Knut Kippersund - vocals
Eivind Strømstad - guitar
Åsa Ree - violin
Ingvild Nordstoga Eide - viola
Ole Gjøstøl - piano
Morten Strypet - bass
Mats Lillehaug - drums

Description/Reviews:
Self-described as an alternative-progressive-pop-orchestra, that’s about as close a description as anyone might pin on them, which roughly translates to our inevitable conclusion: most music fans are going to find something to love about them.The strengths of MEER are multi-faceted. To begin with, there are not just one but two lead vocalists, each one surpassing what you’ll find in most of MEER’s peers. Their delivery is impassioned, artful and convincing. That one is a man and the other a women (siblings, in fact) adds even more to MEER’s wide-reaching arc. Then we have the additions of violin and viola to the traditional instrumentation of piano, guitar, bass and drums. A full orchestra indeed, rounded off with a well-balanced production which can make each member’s contributions sparkle. All of this promise would be beside the point without inspired material and in that regard MEER unquestionably succeed, having laid down 11 sumptuous original compositions and one re-invented cover song as a bonus track. 
Read the full review by Scott Medina at sonicperspectives.com

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Oceana "The Pattern"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Time To Kill Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: January 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Hiding Lies (5:40) 
2. Fall To Silence (4:39) 
3. Violet (6:17) 
4. Tragicomic Reality (3:29) 
5. A Friend (2:33) 
6. Carousel (4:03) 
7. A Lament (5:23) 
8. Spoiled (5:39) 
9. Atlantidea Suite Part 1 (14:19) 
10. You Don't Know (4:38) 
11. The Unforgiven (6:05) 

Total Time 62:45

Line-up
Gianpaolo Caprino - Guitars
Massimiliano Pagliuso - Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Alessandro Marconcini - Drums

Description/Reviews:
The music does have its fair share of hard edges, but it often has as much in common with hard rock and progressive rock as it does with extreme metal. And thus the songs include a range of vocals, from high, soaring song to ferocious growls, and savage snarls. The songs also incorporate shifting tempos and changing moods. They include darting and jolting riffs and fervent solos, neck-cracking snare beats and hard-charging gallops, but also stately cadences and soulful melodies.
Read the full review at nocleansinging.com

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Gaspard "Vertiges"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Le langage des montagnes
2. Héliopolis 
3. Vertiges
4. Voyage dans un courant d'air
5. Cumulonimbus
6. Pluie de lumière
7.  Ascension

Line-up
Charles Le Pailleur - Bass, double bass
Olivier Turbide - Drums, percussions, synths
William Parent-Senez - Guitars, musical saw
Romain Paquette - Guitars

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Bandcamp

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Friday, January 29, 2021

World Line Traveller "Nostalgia Landfill"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Eclectic Progressive Rock
Label: Red Mic Records
Format: CD-R, digital, vinyl
Release date: January 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Life's 925 (4:00) 
2. Gateway Express (3:27) 
3. Just A Lonely Songwriter (4:27) 
4. Yachting Club Galaxy (4:23) 
5. On The Move (2:58) 
6. Good Nights For Bad Days (1:19) 
7. Im Not Stalking (2:54) 
8. Whats The Time… (1:03) 
9. Digital Life (2:46) 
10. White-ish Light (1:06) 
11. But In The End (3:47) 

Total Time 32:10

Line-up
Jake Plester-Coyne - Drums, Guitar, Vocal, Keyboard, Bass
Jackson Hogarth - Piano, Bass, Keyboard
   With 
Elysia Moncur-Byrne - Vocals
Martin Grice (Delirium) - Saxophone, Flute 
Dan Gaffney, Josh Khalid, Jake Phillips - Spoken

Description/Reviews:
A mixture of Prog, Avant-Garde, Art-Rock, Electronic and more.

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Bandcamp

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Rostro del Sol "Rostro del Sol"


Country: Mexico
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Retro Prog, Fusion 
Label: LSDR Records - LSDR024 
Format: CDr, digital
Release date: January 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Effect Of Creation (8:53) 
2. Solar Flare (2:51) 
3. Backyard's Blues (6:28) 
4. Bop C Sketches (7:08) 
5. Tales... a) Awakening of Illusions b) Delirium c) Endless and Beyond (7:24) 

Total Time 32:44

Line-up
Mitch Balaant - Guitar
Demian Burgos - Drums
Israel Mejía - Bass
Baruch Hernandez - Keys
   With
Dan Samhain - Sax
Anton - Djembe (3)
Jorge Trejo - Bass on Cynical Mind

Description/Reviews:
The debut Album from Mexico City's Rostro del Sol, is a musical collage of Blues, Jazz, Funk, Progressive and Psych rock from the golden eras of the 60's and 70's, which offers unexpected moments, developed trough diverse sonorities & intensities as the music goes on, each song is intended to tell a history on it's own.

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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Zolar Czack "Tuman" EP


Country: Ukraine
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: January 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Your Life Won't Be The Same Again, After Meeting A Thai Girl (4:40) 
2. Why Do Cluster Holes Bother Me (3:39) 
3. Where Is The Hedgehog (1:17) 
4. Astronomy Does Not Help In Real Life (5:24) 
5. Drunk (1:54) 
6. Tuman (3:35) 
7. God! How I Hate To Dance (2:38) 
8. Allergic To The Blues (3:52) 

Total Time 26:59

Line-up
Dennis Fursov (Quiet Observer)

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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Terry Gross "Soft Opening"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Psychedelic
Label: Thrill Jockey
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: January 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Space Voyage Mission (19:21) 
2. Worm Gear (13:31) 
3. Specificity (Or What Have You) (5:54) 

Total Time 38:46

Line-up
Phil Manley (Trans Am) - guitar, vocals
Donny Newenhouse - bass, vocals
Phil Becker - drums

Description/Reviews:
...the LP brings together three songs that work off impulses from heavy psychedelic expanse à la Earthless to sunnier West Coast skate vibes and an underlying touch of noise rock gone melodic that only adds to the energy and chemistry to rampantly on display.
Read the full review at theobelisk.net

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Bisbâyé "Le Sens De La Fin / The Sense Of An Ending"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Experimental Progressive Math Rock/Metal, Fusion
Label: Cuneiform Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Créosote / Creosote (4:33) 
2. Le Sens De La Fin / The Sense Of An Ending (6:46) 
3. Félicités Despotiques / Despotic Bliss (5:22) 
4. Resister / Resist (5:38) 
5. Le Bienfrit Devient Fléau / Virtue Becomes Plague (5:16) 
6. Soliton (7:47) 
7. Caustique / Castic (6:48) 

Total Time 42:10

Line-up
Jean-pierre Larouche : guitar
Nathanaël Labrèche : guitar
Julien Daoust : drums
Hugo Veilleux : drums
Vincent Savary : bass

Description/Reviews:
Bisbâyé may be most notable for including two guitarists and two drum kits, with the two guitarists answering each other’s riffs and the two percussionists answering each other’s beats in real time, and the bassist being the musical fulcrum. This polyrhythmic superposition creates a compelling stereo effect .
The band’s leader cites Don Caballero and Meshuggah as influences. King Crimson’s influence is also undeniable, so is the sophistication of the math-rock genre’s best acts, while you can find some of Larouche’s favorite composers (Steve Reich, Gyorgy Ligeti) in there as well.
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Steven Wilson "The Future Bites"



Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Pop
Label: Caroline International
FormatCD, vinyl, digital, Blu-Ray, cassette
Release date: January 29 , 2021
Tracklist
1. Unself
2. Self
3. King ghost
4. 12 things i forgot
5. Eminent sleaze
6. Personal shopper
7. Man of the people
8. Follower
9. Anyone but me

Line-up
Steven Wilson - guitars, bass, keyboards, synthesisers, samplers, autoharp, percussion, vibraphone, shortwave radio, vocals
   With
David Kosten - programming, synthesizers, drone
Yali - voices
Mia - voices
Richard Barbieri - synthesizers (2)
Wendy Harriott, Bobbie Gordon, Crystal Williams - vocals
Rou Reynolds, Rina Mushonga, Mos Capri, JAKL - vocals
Yali, Mia, Emilia, Lihi, Romi, Guy, Gali, Mati, Tom, Shai - the kids (2)
Michael Spearman - drums
Blaine Harrison, Jack Flanagan - vocals
Nick Beggs - chapman stick, phased guitar, cutlery
London Session Orchestra conducted by Guy Protheroe - orchestra (5)
Elton John - voice (6)
Rotem Wilson - voice (6)
Fyfe Dangerfield - vocals
Adam Holzman - doepfer modular synthesiser (8)

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King Ghost

Syrinx Call "Mirrorneuron"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release dateJanuary 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Bit By Bit (Overture) (5:29) 
2. Deceptive Illusion (4:59) 
3. The Arctic Will Die (4:19) 
4. Breakdown (6:12) 
5. Perfect Shine (3:13) 
6. Merging Influences (4:18) 
7. Big Data (2:19) 
8. Weird Resonance (5:46) 
9. One Step Beyond (1:29) 
10. Mirrorneuron (4:07) 
11. I'm Gonna Buy Some Flowers (7:25) 
12. Sweetness (4:41) 
13. Fill The Silence (6:42) 
14. Silent Echoes (1:16) 

Total Time 62:15
Line-up
Volker Kuinke - recorders, backing vocals
Jens Lueck (Single Celled Organism) - vocals, keyboards, drums, percussion, programming, additional acoustic guitar
Isgaard - vocals 
Doris Packbiers - vocals
   With
Frank Bornemann (Eloy) - electric guitar
Hannes Arkona (Eloy) - acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards
Klaus-Peter Matziol (Eloy) - bass
Jan Petersen (Sylvan) - electric guitar
Katja Flintsch - violin, viola
Annika Stolze - cello
Jürgen Osuchowski - acoustic guitars
Georg Gresimon - bass
Babis Nikou- electric guitar, laouto
Monika Lewis, Shaun Geraghty, Kai Ritter, John Turner - voices 

Media/Samples
Teaser 

The Catch "Excuses For Kings"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: January 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Daedalus And The Angel (3:14) 
2. Circus (3:19) 
3. Riches To Rags (6:03) 
4. Real Love In The Modern World (2:54) 
5. What In The World (3:59) 
6. Leviathan (7:49) 
7. Find Another Way (5:10) 
8. Excuses For Kings (8:05) 
9. Last One To Leave (1:59) 

Total Time 42:32

Line-up
Robert Williams 
Donovan Baines

Description/Reviews:
The Catch debut their own brand of Prog Neue, paying homage to the sound of the neo-progressive bands of the 80s and aspiring to the intensity of classic 1970s Prog. Excuses For Kings muses on the contemporary, secular, faith-stories we all tell ourselves, as Kings in our own time, watching the sun set on our fragile empires. Packed with catchy hooks and melodic ambition, the neo-classical pomp is well tempered by lyrics of real existential punch and romantic swagger.
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Spotify 

KDB3 "When It All Comes to Pass"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: 3 in 1 Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 2021
Tracklist
1. Sequenced Fairy Tails (10:08) 
2. When It All Comes To Pass (30:25) 

Total Time 40:33

Line-up
Doug Bowers (Ad Astra) - keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drum programming and vocals 
  With
Brian Workman - electric guitar solos
Frank Williams - acoustic guitar
John Eargle (Supernal Endgame) - lead guitar and effects
Chuck Tidwel - electric guitar solos

Description/Reviews:
KDB3's efforts fall in the Christian progressive rock field... his lyrics are well written, much like Kerry Livgren's (Kansas, AD) refined poetry, and not too overtly obvious towards his devotion, unlike for instance Neal Morse. ... Bowers conveys his message beautifully as it lifts off into grand open spaces reminiscent of Pink Floyd and Higher Circles. The majestic tapestry of keyboards ignites further Eloy graciousness. It bows down slowly into lovely conversations of piano, while heavenly church organs bring-forth visions of Sunrise Auranaut's electronic soundscapes.
Read the full review by Jan Buddenberg at dprp.net

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Soen "IMPERIAL"

Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Silver Lining Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: January 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Lumerian
2. Deceive
3. Monarch
4. Illusion
5. Antagonist
6. Modesty
7. Dissident
8. Fortune


Line-up
Joel Ekelöf - vocals
Martin Lopez (Opeth) - drums, percussion
Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel - bass
Lars Åhlund - keyboards, guitar
Cody Ford - lead guitar

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Monarch

Needlepoint "Walking Up That Valley"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Retro Prog, Canterbury, Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelBjk Music - BJKLP108 / BJKCD108
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release dateJanuary 29, 2021
Tracklist
01. Rules Of A Mad Man
02. I Offered You The Moon
03. Web Of Worry
04. So Far Away
05. Where The Ocean Meets The Sky
06. Carry Me Away
07. Another Day
08. Walking Up That Valley

Line-up
Bjørn Klakegg : lead vocals, guitars, violin, flute, cello
David Wallumrød : hammond organ, clavinet, fender rhodes, harpsichord, upright piano, prophet-5, arp odyssey, arp solus, minimoog
Nikolai Hængsle : electric bass, backing vocals, guitars on Rules of a mad man and So far away
Olaf Olsen : drums
    With:
Erik Nylander : percussion
The Carry Me Away choir: Indra Lorentzen, Camilla Brun, Maria Vatne, David, Nikolai, and Bjørn

Description/Reviews:
New album “Walking Up That Valley” continues the line of development from the band’s past two releases, which dug more deeply into the Canterbury Prog only hinted at by the band’s first outings.
With the group’s maturity has come continued exploration, evinced in a plethora of instruments heard across the album: harpsichord, violin, flute, a choir and more add layers of sonic beauty to an album already bursting with ideas.
Between dreamy vintage keyboards, busy drums and percussion, mind-bending, jazz-tinged guitar work and deft bass lines, Klakegg’s soft and melodious voice finds room in the mix, tying the album together with tales from the road between reality and fantasy.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Steve Hunt "Connections"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 25, 2021
Tracklist
1. Now's The Time (7:33) 
2. Prayer For A New Day (10:55) 
3. Memories Of Sherwood (6:19) 
4. First Creation (9:25) 
5. Carry On (7:25) 
6. Quantum Entanglement (6:11) 
7. Le Zonage Trois (7:50) 
8. Full Plate (7:13) 
9. Connections (13:48) 

Total Time 76:39

Line-up
Steve Hunt - Keyboards
   With
Etienne Mbappe - Bass (1)
Nate Wood - Drums (1)
Tucker Antell - Tenor Sax (1)
Jorge Bezerra - Vocal (1), Percussion (1, 4)
Jimmy Haslip - Bass (2)
Chad Wackerman - Drums (2, 6)
Jerry Leake - Tabla, Percussion (2)
Dennis Yerry - Native American Flute, Percussion, Vocal (2)
Joshua Hunt - Vocal (2)
Sophia Wackerman - Vocal (2)
Robert Ritchiesse - Izraj (2, 3), Grand Guitar (7)
Jimmy Earl - Bass (3)
Alex Machacek - Guitar (3)
Vinnie Colaiuta - Drums (3)
Evan Marien - Bass (4)
Randy Roos - Guitar (4)
Virgil Donati - Drum (4)
Jimmy Johnson - Bass (5, 6)
Gary Husband - Drums (5)
Nando Lauria - Vocal (5, 6)
Ole Matheisen - Soprano sax (6)
Skuli Sverrisson - Bass (7)
Billy Cobham - Drums (7)
Matt Garrison - Bass (8)
Tom Brechtlein - Drums (8)
Eric Marienthal - Alto Sax (8)
Ricardo Monzon - Percussion (8)
John Patitucci - Bass (acoustic, electric) (9)
Casey Scheuerell - Drums and Percussion (9)
Tucker Antell - Tenor Sax (9)
Jeff Lockhart - Guitar (9)
Bruce Williamson - Bass Clarinet (9)
Billy Buss - Trumpet (9)

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Home Brewed Universe "Fear of an Obtuse Earth"


Country: India
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Post Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: January 25, 2021
Tracklist
1. Babel East
2. Hysterics
3. Mass Appeal
4. Funereal 
5. Vandal Revere
6. Savor Seclusion
7. Sixteen Walls
8. Window Wizardry
9. Nothing Heals
10. Repeat Psychosis

Line-up
Arka Sengupta - everything

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The Arc Light Sessions "A State of Equilibrium"


Country: Canada
Genre(s)Symphonic
Formatdigital
Release date: January 24 , 2021
Tracklist
1. Get Ready (3:41) 
2. All They Knew (5:11) 
3. Whether We Like It (3:04) 
4. All Turns To White (5:06) 
5. Sarabande (8:08) 
6. After The Fall (4:19) 
7. Fables (8:02) 
8. ​Stories (5:12) 
9. The Here And Now (8:04) 

Total Time 50:47

Line-up
​John Alarcon (Synthology): Piano, synthesizers, organ, mellotron and lead vocals
Hugo Emard: Bass
Steve Valmont: Drums
Luc Tremblay: Flute and oboe
Patrick Simpson: Guitars
James Alarcon: Guitar (8)
Michel Radisson: Cello and contrabass

Media/Samples
Youtube 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Chromatic Aberration "The Trial Of The King"


Country: USA 
Genre(s):  Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: January 23, 2021
Tracklist
1. Fortune Hunter (2:29) 
2. Lord Of The City (6:57) 
3. Approaching Storm (7:19) 
4. The Incidence Of Memory (4:48) 
5. The Trial Of The King (21:10) 

Total Time 42:43

Line-up
Joe Rubio - guitars, bass, keyboards
Steve Chait - drums, percussion, backing vocals (2, 3)
   with
Brett William Kull (Echolyn) - acoustic guitar (1)
GADD - lead vocals (2, 5)
Simone Baldini Tosi - lead vocals (3)

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Saltanath "888"


Country: UK/Bulgaria
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Overlook Hotel Records
Format: digital
Release date: January 23, 2021
Tracklist
1. Euphoria (6:08) 
2. Medieval Dreams (5:14) 
3. 25th Century (2:31) 
4. Spiritual Slumber (4:16) 
5. Memorable Days (6:51) 
6. The Pilgrimage (5:08) 
7. Banished Tears (7:02) 
8. Saturn (6:04) 

Total Time 43:14

Line-up
Antoni Tashev - Electric and acoustic guitars, Tambura
Kevin Hartnell - Drums, percussion, keys, bass guitar

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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Jason Bieler "Songs For The Apocalypse"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Frontiers
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: January 22, 2021
Tracklist
1. Never Ending Circle (2:38) 
2. Apology (4:47) 
3. Bring Out Your Dead (4:58) 
4. Annalise (4:43) 
5. Stones Will Fly (4:08) 
6. Down In A Hole (3:47) 
7. Anthem For Losers (5:21) 
8. Horror Wobbles The Hippo (2:34) 
9. Beyond Hope (4:26) 
10. Crab Claw Dan (4:26) 
11. Born Of The Sun (4:19) 
12. Baby Driver (1:11) 
13. Alone In The World (3:30) 
14. Very Fine People (4:20) 
15. Fkswyso (1:31) 

Total Time 56:39

Line-up
Jason Bieler - All instruments and vocals
   Except
Todd LaTorre (Queensrÿche) - Drums (2)
Kevin Scott - Bass (2, 4)
Andee Blacksugar - Guitar solos (2)
Edu Cominato - Drums (3, 6, 11)
David Ellefson (Megadeth) - Bass (3, 9)
Devin Townsend - Guitar solo (3)
Ricky Sanders - Drums (5, 7, 9, 13)
Pat Badger - Bass (5)
Butch Walker - Guitar solo and extra guitars (5)
Kyle Sanders - Bass (6, 11)
Stephen Gibb - Extra guitars (6)
Clay Cook - Bass, piano, guitar twanging (7)
Emil Werstler - Extra guitars solos and soundscapes (8)
Benji Webbe - Vocals (9)
Bumblefoot (Sons of Apollo) - Guitar solo (9)
Clint Lowery - Guitar solo (11)
Jeff Scott Soto - Vocals (13)

Description/Reviews:
...with Songs For The Apocalypse, you can throw glam metal and/or classic rock out the window. To these ears, the larger musical context is progressive rock characterized by dense heaviness from layers of riffs, synths and synth orchestration, large, yet often muted, vocal arrangements, and sometimes lingering guitar lines (which can also seme muted, but then rise). ... Alternatively, there's something like Anthem For Losers which, while also dense and heavy, has a lively rhythm and groove, nearly sounding like fuzzed out Sixties summer music. 
Read the full review by Craig Hartranft at dangerdog.com

Steve Hackett "Under A Mediterranean Sky"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Acoustic Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut Music
FormatCD, vinyl+CD, digital
Release date: January 22, 2021
Tracklist
1. Mdina (The Walled City) (8:45)
2. Adriatic Blue (4:51)
3. Sirocco (5:13)
4. Joie de Vivre (3:42)
5. The Memory of Myth (3:29)
6. Scarlatti Sonata (3:40)
7. Casa del Fauno (3:51)
8. The Dervish and the Djin (4:57)
9. Lorato (2:29)
10. Andalusian Heart (5:34)
11. The Call of the Sea (4:44)

Total Time 51:15

Line-up
Steve Hackett - nylon, steel string & 12-string guitars, oud, charango
   With:
Roger King - keyboards & programming, orchestral arrangements
John Hackett - flute
Malik Mansurov - tar
Arsen Petrosyan - duduk
Rob Townsend (Family) - flute (7), saxophone (8)
Christine Townsend - violin & viola (5, 10)
Franck Avril - oboe (10)

Description/Reviews:
A musician that loves to travel, a good deal of Hackett's music in recent years has been inspired by the various places he's visited and the sights he's seen. Under A Mediterranean Sky is no exception and as the title alludes, it's a musical cruise around the Med, with portraits and impressions of the picturesque lands and waters enclosed by Southern Europe, North Africa and South-West Asia. Musically, the album is a showcase for Hackett's clean and fluid acoustic guitar playing, supported by longtime collaborator Roger King's symphonic soundscapes.
Read the full review by Geoff Feakes at dprp.net

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Gammalon "The Periphery of Imagination"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: January 22, 2021 
Tracklist
1. Particle Collider (2:10) 
2. Marella Explorer (8:27) 
3. Dreaming In Color (4:38) 
4. On The Periphery Of Imagination (6:53) 
5. Frostlake Encounter (6:51) 
6. Big Western Sky (5:32) 
7. Tales Of The Scottish Highlands, Pt. I, II & III (6:28) 
8. One Night In Barcelona (for Marta) (3:17) 
9. In Bloom/Arrival (4:45) 
10. Spring Of Cristina (3:31) 
11. Beyond The West Fjords (8:09) 

Total Time 60:41

Line-up
Chris Scholtes - all instruments

Description/Reviews
This is an album of progressive rock music with shades of electronica, art rock, cinematic rock, spa and jazz fusion. Overall it is a progressive and cinematic rock album that sounds like a combination of Pink Floyd, Rush, Tangerine Dream and the ethereal and some jazzy aspects of Pat Metheny Group.

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Youtube

Sleeping Pandora "Lifting Water"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock
Format: digital
Release date: January 22, 2021
Tracklist
1. Resin Bath (12:36) 
2. Supraleiter (11:24) 
3. Land Of Trees (12:22) 
4. Dawn At Sea (11:37) 
5. Sunshore (11:55) 
6. Spiral (11:15) 
7. Wish (16:54) 

Total Time 88:03 

Line-up
Mathias Rosmann (Cosmic Fall) - All instruments

Media/Samples
Bandcamp (name your price)

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Red Cain "Kindred: Act II"


Country: Canada
Genre(s)Progressive Power Metal
Label: Sliptrick Records
Format: CD, digital
Release dateJanuary 22, 2021 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Kindred (5:06)
2. Demons (4:40)
3. Precipice of Man (5:18)
4. Baltic Fleet (4:53)
5. Varyag and The Shrike (5:54)
6. Sons of Veles (5:01)
7. Sunshine (Blood Sun Empire) (5:49)

Album Length: 36:45

Line-up
Evgeniy Zayarny - Vocals
Tyler Corbett - Guitars 
Taylor Gibson - Drums
   With
Brendan Michael Doll - Lead Guitars (1)
Rogan McAndrews - Additional Vocals (1)

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Unwise "Humanation"

Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Moonhouse Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 21, 2021
Tracklist
1. Mindwalk (2:18)
2. Unexpected (4:42)
3. Rave Nu World (2:55)
4. Behind Closed Doors (4:30)
5. The Dirtier Job (6:32)
6. iGod (2:58)
7. Twilight of Morning (The Sun Also Rises Pt. 1) (2:02)
8. The Mirror (The Sun Also Rises Pt. 2) (2:48)
9. Hidden (5:15)
10. Nothing Important Happened Today (3:28)
11. After the Fire (2:53)
12. Escape (3:37)
13. Silent Hands (3:43)
14. Never Again (1:58)
15. Ripple Effect (8:33)

Total time: 57:12

Line-up
Luca Zontini - vocals
Alessandro Codazzi - guitars
Mauro Colombo - bass
Roberto Pintus - drums
    With:
Danilo Di Lorenzo - keyboards
Mary Lowndes - lead vocals (15), backing vocals
Susanna Brigatti - lead vocals (15), backing vocals

Media/Samples
Spotify

Dennis Rea "Giant Steppes"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Eclectic
Label: MoonJune Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 21, 2021
Tracklist
1. Live At Gaochang (Uyghur Suite) (16:41) 
2. Altai By And By (8:44) 
3. Wind Of The World's Nest (9:56) 
4. The Fellowship Of Tsering (14:07) 

Total Time 49:28

Line-up
Dennis Rea - guitars, kalimba (4)
   With
Dick Valentine - sopranino saxophone (1), alto saxophone (1, 3), flute (3, 4)
Greg Kelley - trumpet (1)
Stuart Dempster - didgeridoo (1)
Greg Campbell - electric French horn (1)
Don Berman - drums, percussion (1)
Juliana & PAVA - vocals and hurdy-gurdy (2)
Albert Kuvezin - voice (3), vocal (4)
Wadim Dicke - electric fretted and fretless basses (3), electric bass (4)
Brian Oppel - drums (3)
Greg Powers - dungchen horn (4)
Steve Fisk - keyboards, sounds rhythms, creative processing (4)
Daniel Zongrone - drums, percussion (4)

Description/Reviews:
Dennis himself wanted to take the next step by looking at traditional and modern music in Central Asia. From the Uyghur homeland of Xinjang, the Altai and Tuva regions of Russia, and Tibet, Rea is like an anthropologist discovering various forms of world music... The closing track, ‘The Fellowship Of Tsering’ is as prog-rock as you’re going to get. So don’t expect any elves in the shire. Laying down heavier organ parts and some synths to get the train running into more tunnels ahead, it is part Ring Van Möbius, Beggars Opera, and Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti-era thrown into the mix.
Read the full review by Zachary Nathanson at echoesanddust.com

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Atravan "The Grey Line"


Country: Iran
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: January 20, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Pendulum (2:42) 
2. The Perfect Stranger (6:45) 
3. My Wrecked House (6:05) 
4. Vertigo (5:09) 
5. Dancing On A Wire (6:01) 
6. The Grey Line (9:12) 
7. Uncertain Future (3:34) 

Total Time 39:28

Line-up
Masoud Alishahi - Vocals
Shayan Dianati - Guitars
Arwin Iranpour - Bass
Marjan Modarres - Piano, Keyboards
Shahin Fadaei - Drums
   With
Pedram Niknafs - Vocals (2, 4) 

Media/Samples
Deezer

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Adam Jurczyński "My Love and My Passion"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Lynx Music - LM193CD
Format: CD
Release date: January 20, 2020
Tracklist
1.Intro-open mind
2.Drinks and drive
3.I remember
4.Me,angel and coffee
5.Balere il vulcano
6.The lost dream
7.Window to the stars
8.Up and down
9.Evening with You
10.Storm in your soul
11.Dzoana

Line-up
Adam Jurczyński - guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards, sitar
   With
Michał Borowski - saxophone
Barbara Kaczmarek - cello
Bobi - drums & percussion

Media/Samples
Trailer

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Ola Lindqvist "Tales From The Valleys"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: January 18, 2021
Tracklist
1. Echoes Of A Carnival (Intro) (1:48) 
2. Tales From The Valleys (I. Sjutaktspolskan, II. Soluppgångsflykten, III. Skyskrapstältet) (11:19) 
3. The Magician (9:04) 
4. Elephant Seal (12:54) 

Total Time 35:05 

Line-up
Ola Lindqvist - guitars (6- & 12-string acoustic & electric), electric bass, flute, keyboards (grand piano, electric piano, clavinet, organ, mellotron, bass pedal), percussion (cowbell, frog buzzer, glockenspiel, gong, sambago bells, shaker, woodblock), drums, voices, applause (2)
  With
Eric Björklund - violin (2), applause (2)
Seb Eriksson - sitar (3)
Aaron Owenius - applause (2)
Hugo Linnman - applause (2)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Fair Wind Pleases "The Wind of the Season"

Country: Russia
Genre(s): Instrumental Chamber, Neo-Classical, Avant Prog
Format: digital 
Release dateJanuary 18, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Unpredictable Autumn (Part I) (6:21)
2. 7 (5:24)
3. The Unpredictable Autumn (Part II) (6:54)
4. Waltz of Meek Lady (5:47)
5. The Unpredictable Autumn (Part III) (5:40)

Total Time 30:06

Line-up
Yury Khomonenko - drums and percussion
Anatoly Nikulin - guitar, recording of guitar, mixing, mastering
Leonid Perevalov - bass clarinet, recording of bass clarinet
Ivan Rozmainsky (Roz Vitalis) - digital piano
AndRey Stefinoff - clarinet

Description/Reviews:
One thing I especially love about this album is how much clarinets dominate proceedings. ... Clarinet and bass clarinet are almost constant in the mix, and conspicuous in their absence – so that when either returns it never fails to make me smile...  I have no idea how I would describe the music. The band say it’s a mix of the “neoclassical, avant-garde, ambient, progressive, post-jazz, chamber music, modern creative and other genres”
Read the full review by Nick Hudson at theprogressiveaspect.net

Media/Samples
Bandcamp 

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Humanity Gone "The Seven Deadly Sins"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 16, 2021
Tracklist
1. Pride (7:30) 
2. Wrath (5:57) 
3. Gluttony (7:19) 
4. Lust (7:50) 
5. Sloth (7:13) 
6. Greed (7:15) 
7. Envy (7:11) 
8. Egyptian Tie Fighter (Bonus Track) (4:17) 

Total Time 54:32

Line-up
Angelo Rivera - Vocals, Drums
Thelmo Rego - Guitars
Matthew Howard - Bass

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Pierpaolo Bibbò "Razza Umana"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelM.P. & Records - MPRCD093
FormatCD
Release date: January 15, 2021
Tracklist
1. Eravamo Giovani (7:59) 
2. Ritratto D'inverno (5:14) 
3. Razza Umana (6:11) 
4. Il Dio Tempo (4:36) 
5. La Canzone Dei Non Sopravvissuti (5:59) 
6. Il Cantastorie (4:08) 
7. L'estinzione (6:26) 

Total Time 40:33

Line-up
Pierpaolo Bibbò: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Bass 
Massimiliano Congia: Vocals (6)
Luca Agnello: Violin (4)
Mauro Gala: Drums  (1, 2, 5, 7)
Simone Spano: Drums  (3, 4, 6)

Media/Samples
Ritratto d'Inverno

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SomeWhereOut "Deep In The Old Forest"

Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: January 15, 2021
Tracklist
1. Prelude: The Stories (1:40) 
2. Bones, Blood And Fear (5:07) 
3. Mara (3:38) 
4. Someone With No Name (6:54) 
5. Our Promise (4:06) 
6. Interlude I: Covenant (1:07) 
7. The Fallen One (8:32) 
8. You And I (6:00) 
9. The Midnight Bell (5:20) 
10. The Crystal Mountain (4:28) 
11. Interlude II: Winter (1:13) 
12. The Old Forest (14:49) 

Total Time 62:54

Line-up
Raúl Lupiañez - Electric & Acustic Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
   With
Francisco Garoz - Drums
Andrés Gabarrón - Bass (5)
Antonio Maña - Bass solo (12)
Alba Bermejo - Vocals (4, 9)
Eleison Braiden - Vocals (8)
Abraham Linares - Vocals (5, 9)
Jóse Mañas - Vocals (7)
Dante Martín - Vocals (2, 12)
Jesús Martínez - Vocals (10)
Raúl Medina - Vocals (3)
John Serrano - Vocals (1, 11)
Begoña Ramos - 5 strings Violin (1, 5, 8, 11)
Eduardo Antón - Guitar solo (2)
David Espinar - Guitar solo (5)
Israel Lupi - Guitar solo (10)
David Santana - Guitar solo (2)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Frequency Eater "Engulf"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Post Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: January 15, 2021
Tracklist
1. Entice Me (4:03) 
2. Nightflying (5:05) 
3. Perfect Storm (5:39) 
4. (Ergot) Monocultures (4:51) 
5. Some Semblance Of Normalcy (6:53) 
6. Aozora (5:59) 
7. Orbital Forest (6:59) 
8. The Oneiric Visitor (4:19) 
9. I Remember All Of It (6:06) 
10. Home, Plainbound (5:32) 

Total Time 55:26

Line-up
Owen Swerts: Drums, guitars, bass, scream (9), synths
Samples field recorded by David Muutjens across Limburg, Belgium; except for the owl hoot (2) and the rehearsal intro (9) by Owen
Jasper Swerts: guitars during rehearsal sample

Media/Samples
Bandcamp (name your price)

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Dystorchestra "Deus Ex Machina: Part 1"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: January 15, 2021
Tracklist
1. Preface (5:03) 
2. Kalachakra (3:36) 
3. Burn It Down (6:15) 
4. Farewell To The Eight (8:58) 
5. Anarcadia (5:44) 
6. Lost In A Moment (8:18) 
7. Hank The Destroyer (4:40) 
8. Rise Of The Titans (9:24) 

Total Time 51:58

Line-up
Steve Yocum – Vocals
David Kisselbaugh III – Lead Guitar
Shawn Matty – Lead Guitar
Joe Easley – Bass Guitar
Tim Owens – Drums
Shawn Dugdale – Keyboard, Guitar, Vocals
   With
Jaime Kisselbaugh - Voice over (1)
Sarah Breit - Additional Vocal (6)
Marjorie Marshall - Additional Vocal (7)
William Brian Hogg & Eric Snyder - Brass (7)
Andy Dyson, Desiree Anne Quast, Laura Hottinger, Tanya Parke, Jim Wagner, Lewis Lowry, Dave Dolwig - Chant Vocals (3, 5, 6, 8)

Media/Samples
Spotify
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Jonatan Piña Duluc "Sountrack Vol. I: Secuencia"


Country: Dominican Republic
Genre(s): Eclectic, Avant Prog, Jazz, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: January 14, 2021
Tracklist
1. Veneno Pt. II (6:09) 
2. Culpa Las Palabras, Filosas Palabras... (8:41) 
3. Estalkeo Y Persecución En La Duarte (Pacumpilin) (5:02) 
4. Dolce Vita Suite (7:35) 
5. Veneno Pt. III (3:47) 
6. Impressions Suite I (6:44) 
7. Impressions Suite II (3:34) 
8. Secuencia I, Iniciación (4:49) 
9. Secuencia II, Fiesta Del Veneno (6:36) 
10. Secuencia III, Confirmación (6:25) 
11. Navajas (3:36) 
12. Cuarentena 2020 (1:26) 

Total Time 64:24

Line-up
Jonatan Piña Dulu - all instruments, vocals

Description/Reviews:
The album is a collection of suites and pieces written for film or inspired by film as storytelling. It's style goes from quiet soundtrack type of avant garde pieces to epic Afro-Dominican Jazzodelic Progressive movements. The idea is to release short stories that are the "scenes" that are inspired by the music or that have inspired the music on this album.

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

François Thollot "Happy Lockdown"


Country: France
Genre(s): Instrumental Canterbury, Avant Prog, Zeuhl
Format: digital
Release dateJanuary 13, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Flying Postman (5:11) 
2. Picnic With An Alien (4:47) 
3. Three Dead Swallows Including Two Alive (4:21) 
4. Positive Squirrel (4:37) 
5. 21st Century (3:49) 
6. Leave In Time To Walk Around Looking At The Sky (4:50) 
7. The Useless Little Ventriloquist (5:11) 
8. Moving Wave (4:30) 
9. Variable Geometry Travel (6:54) 

Total Time 44:10

Line-up
François Thollot (Scherzoo) - everything

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Noisy Diners "The Princess Of The Allen Keys (The History Of Manto)"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Videoradio
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 12, 2021 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Tiresias (12:10) 
2. Manto And Tibrys (11:14) 
3. Duel Pt. 1 (6:05) 
4. Duel Pt. 2 (5:03) 
5. The Bad Boat (4:43) 
6. The Weak Fog (5:16) 
7. The Princess Of The Allen Keys (10:11) 

Total Time 54:42

Line-up
Donata Luani - vocals as Manto (2-7)
Davide Jori - lead guitars
Erik Montanari - felectric & acoustic guitars
Ezio Secomandi - drums
Cristiano Roversi (Moongarden, Submarine Silence) - keyboards, stick, additional guitars
Fabrizio Dossena - 12-string acoustic guitars
Mirco Tagliasacchi - bass
Antonio De Sarno - narrator, spoken word (1)
   With
Nad Sylvan (Steve Hackett, Agents of Mercy, Unifaun) - vocals as Virgilio (3-7)
Stefano Boccafoglia - vocals as Tiresias (1)
Beatrice Cotifava - vocals as The princess of the allen keys (7)
Mauro Negri - sax
Aran Bertetto - spoken word as Charont (5)

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Need "Norchestrion: A Song For The End"


Country: Greece
Genre(s)Progressive Metal/Rock
LabelIkaros Records
Format: CD, digital
Release dateJanury 12, 2021
Tracklist
1. Avia
2. Beckethead
3. Nemmortal
4. Bloodlux
5. V.a.d.i.s.
6. Norchestrion
7. Circadian
8. Ananke
9. Kinwind

Line-up
Jon V - vocals
Ravaya - guitar, vocals
Anthony Hadjee - keyboards, vocals
Stelios - drums
Viktor - bass

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Monday, January 11, 2021

The Flying Caravan "I Just Wanna Break Even"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 11, 2021
Tracklist
1. Get Real (7:43) 
2. Flying Caravan (6:49) 
3. Upstream To Manonash (7:20) 
4. Love's Labour Mislaid (6:39) 
5. The Bumpy Road To Knowledge (16:45) 
6. A Fairy Tale For Grown-Ups. Part I-Northern Lights (6:46) 
7. A Fairy Tale For Grown-Ups. Part II-Change Of Revue (5:05) 
8. A Fairy Tale For Grown-Ups. Part III-S.A.D. (Solitude Affective Disorder) (9:10) 
9. A Fairy Tale For Grown-Ups. Part IV-The World Had Turned Over (And I Couldn't Hold On) (4:41) 
10. A Fairy Tale For Grown-Ups. Part V-Moonlight Labyrinth (3:51) 
11. A Fairy Tale For Grown-Ups. Part VI-Second Thoughts (2:56) 
12. A Fairy Tale For Grown-Ups. Part VII-The Sum Of Your Fears (3:28) 
13. The Bumpy Road To Knowledge (Alt. Version) (16:55) 

Total Time 98:08 

Line-up
Antonio Valiente: Guitars, Bass (10)
Izaga Plata: Vocals and Backing Vocals
Pedro Pablo Molina: Bass
Juan José Sánchez: Keyboards
Lluís Mas: Drums and Percussion
   With
Manuel Salido: Sax
Juan Carlos Aracil: Flute
Jorge Aniorte: Vocals and Backing Vocals

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

MFTJ "My Mom's Getting a Horse"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Eclectic Progressive Rock
Label: Lazy Bones Recordings
Format: digital 
Release date: January 10, 2021
Tracklist
1. What Wally Thinks (3:21) 
2. I Remember When Candy Bars Were A Nickel (4:11) 
3. Soft Teeth (3:02) 
4. National Milk Day (4:39) 
5. Lucy Has The Grip Of A Crop Duster (4:20) 
6. Hammy Crotchpong (2:33) 
7. Who Grooms Your Fur? (4:07) 
8. Peeping Raccoon (3:47) 
9. Shoe Trade Gone Bad (4:22) 
10. Donner Party Highlights (3:57) 
11. My Mom's Getting A Horse (4:59) 

Total Time 43:18

Line-up
Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Bryan Beller, Joe Satriani) - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Xaphoon, Oboe and Various Noises
Scott Schorr - Drums, Percussion, Piano, Bass, Screeches, the Protagonist and Skin Flute

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Bandcamp

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

For Giants "There, There"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: January 8, 2021 (CD, digital), April 30, 2021 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Being (3:51) 
2. The Lucky Ones (4:48) 
3. What Happened To You (4:27) 
4. Help Is Not Coming (4:39) 
5. Church (4:52) 
6. Wood And Vine (4:26) 
7. How To Die (3:45) 
8. Bartending For Ghosts (4:48) 
9. October Moon (4:26) 
10. There, There (4:59) 

Total Time 45:01 

Line-up
Earl Lee: Guitar, Bass
Eric Lowery: Guitar, Bass

Description/Reviews:
If you were invested in that phase of melodic-djenty-progressive metal from 2010-2015, you’ll probably love this, or at least appreciate the nostalgia. It had a certain appeal to people of my age range (20-25) with this enthusiastic charm and novelty to it that you could go down a rabbit hole. From early-Intervals, to bands like I Built The Sky, or Widek. The crisp production and writing style, especially for instrumental acts, quickly felt familiar and easy to come back to. For Giants harness that same energy with youthful, emotive melodies balanced with playfulness and bouncy polyrhythmic grooves. The hints of a Tides of Man style post-rock add a unique expressive tone in what is one of the first standout instrumental metal albums of the year. (heavyblogisheavy.com)
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Andrew Stone "The Pilgrim"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: January 8, 2021
Tracklist
1. A Hundred Thousand Years (5:20) 
2. The Universe Is Dancing (v2.0) (6:51) 
3. Sanctified (5:15) 
4. Tocil Wood (6:07) 
5. The Pilgrim Suite (22:42) 
   Part 1: The Disciple
   Part 2: Wheel of Life
   Part 3: Dreamcatcher
   Part 4: In the Mountains
   Part 5: Bazaar
   Part 6: Meditation
   Part 7: Revelation

Total Time 46:15

Line-up
Andrew Stone: Bass, Fretless Bass, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Thumb Piano, Guitar Synth and Mellotron,Vocals, Slide Octave Mandolin
  With
Alexandra Stone: Acoustic Guitars & Terz (1, 5)
Michael McClure: Acoustic Guitars (4), Keyboards (4, 5), Electric Guitar and Ebow (5)
Simon Whitbread: Drums (1-4)
David Blackburn: Drums and Percussion (5)
Andrew Faunch: Electric Guitars & Keyboards & Programming (5)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Roland Gassin "Born In The Seventies"


Country: France
Genre(s): Hard Rock, Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: January 8, 2021
Tracklist
1. Shine On (2:39) 
2. Rocking With Ray Charles (5:41) 
3. The Preacher (5:10) 
4. Better Days Ahead (4:20) 
5. Vainglorius (5:51) 
6. I Can Feel It (4:03) 
7. Helter Skelter In My Mind (4:31) 
8. Ain't Got No Spare Parts (3:15) 
9. No More Lies (5:56) 
10. You ! Old Bastard ! (4:31) 
11. You Will Remain Alive (4:49) 

Total Time 50:46

Line-up
Roland Gassin (Sphin'X): vocals, guitars, bass (1,3,5,7,8,11), drums (1,3,7,8,11), keyboards (1,2,3,5,7,8,11), 6-string banjo (8), tambourine (2,8)
   With
Simon Mourard (Sphin'X): keyboards (2,4,5,6,9,10)
Daniel Corticchiato (Sphin'X) : drums (2,4,5,6,9,10)
Romuald Laur (Sphin'X): bass (2,4,6,9,10)
Lison Gassin : voice over (7)

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