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Friday, December 29, 2017

Pedal Giant Animals “Zeitgeist”


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: 2017
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
Dan Owen: Vocals (2)
Keith Macksoud: Bass Guitar

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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Friday, September 29, 2017

If Anything Happens To The Cat "Mångata"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Post Rock, Progressive Rock
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 2017
Tracklist
01 Lakesides, Endless            
02 Raven Steals The Light            
03 Echo Park            
04 Beijing Fury            
05 Five Lion Mountain            
06 Out And Into The Vast            
07 Seren

Line-up
Wouter De Ghesquière - guitar
Filipe Van Huylenbroeck - guitar, vocals
Pieter Van Parijs - guitar, synthesizer
Jasper De Petter - bass, vocals
Bram Delcourt - drums
   With
Fien Deman - vocals (3)
An-Sofie De Meyer - vocals (3)
Sander Kintaert - trumpet (2)

Media/Samples 
Echo Park

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Mogwai "Every Country’s Sun"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Post Rock
Label: Rock Action Records (UK & EU), Temporary Residence (North America), Spunk Records (Australia)
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 1, 2017
Tracklist

1. Coolverine (6:16) 
2. Party In The Dark (4:02) 
3. Brain Sweeties (4:43) 
4. Crossing The Road Material (6:58) 
5. Aka 47 (4:16) 
6. 20 Size (4:44) 
7. 1  Foot Face (4:31) 
8. Don't Believe The Fife (6:23) 
9. Battered At A Scramble (4:02) 
10. Old Poisons (4:30) 
11. Every Country's Sun (5:37) 

Total Time 56:02 


Line-up
Stuart Braithwaite - guitar
Barry Burns - guitar, keyboards, flute
Dominic Aitchison - bass
Martin Bulloch - drums

Media/Samples 
Coolverine

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Steven Wilson "To The Bone"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Pop
Label: Caroline International
FormatCD, vinyl, digital, Blu-Ray
Release date: August 18, 2017
Tracklist
1. To The Bone (6:41)
2. Nowhere Now (4:03)
3. Pariah (4:46)
4. The Same Asylum As Before (5:14)
5. Refuge (6:43)
6. Permanating (3:34)
7. Blank Tapes (2:08)
8. People Who Eat Darkness (6:02)
9. Song Of I (5:21)
10. Detonation (9:19)
11. Song Of Unborn (5:55)

Total Time 59:46

Line-up
Steven Wilson: vocals, guitars
   With
Ninet Tayeb: vocals (3, 7)
Sophie Hunger (9)

Description/Reviews
Fusing driving futurist rock and spectral electronics to elegiac hyper-space ambience and dizzying, squalling guitars, To The Bone is Steven Wilson’s hat-tip to the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth (think Peter Gabriel’s So, Talk Talk’s Colour of Spring, Tears for Fears Seeds of Love).
Lyrically, the album’s eleven tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the post-truth era and the creeping self-loathing of the technology age to steely fly-on-the-wall observations of the everyday lives of religious fundamentalists with a welcome shot or two of wide-eyed escapism. Sonically and melodically stunning, To The Bone is a high definition snapshot of the disconcerting times we live in. 
Media/Samples 
Pariah

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Quantum Fantay "Tessellation Of Euclidean Space"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s)Instrumental Space Rock
LabelProgressive Promotion Records
Format: CD
Release date: July 2017
Tracklist
1. Tessellate
2. Manas Kavya
3. Astral Projection
4. Skytopia (a) Azure (sky blue)
5. (b) Laputa (castle in the sky)
6. (c) Ignis Fatuus (Illusion)
7 (d) Empyrean (cosmos)
8. Anahata

Line-up
Pete Mush : synths and programming
Jaro : bass
Gino Bartolini : drums, percussionTom: guitars
   With
Nette Willox - sax

Media/Samples 
Sampler

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Friday, July 21, 2017

The Tangent "The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Symphonic
LabelInside Out
FormatCD, digital, vinyl + CD
Release date: July 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. Two Rope Swings
2. Doctor Livingstone (I Presume)
3. Slow Rust
4. The Sad Story of Lead and Astatine
5. A Few Steps Down the Wrong Road
6. Basildonxit

Line-up
Andy Tillison (Parallel or 90 Degrees) - keyboards, vocals, drums
Luke Machin (Maschine) - guitar, vocals
Jonas Reingold (Karmakanic, Kaipa, Agents of Mercy) - bass guitar
Theo Travis (Steven Wilson, Gong, No-Man) - saxes, flutes
Marie-Eve de Gaultier (Maschine) - keyboards, vocals
   With
Boff Whalley - vocals
Matt Farrow

Media/Samples 
A Few Steps Down The Wrong Road

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Cosmograf "The Hay-Man Dreams"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Plane Groovy (vinyl)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 14, 2017
Tracklist
1. Tethered And Bound
2. Trouble In The Forest
3. The Motorway
4. Cut The Corn
5. Melancholy Death Of A Gamekeeper
6. Hay-Man

Line-up
Robin Armstrong: vocals, guitar, bass, keys
   With
Matt Stevens (The Fierce And The Dead): guitar
Rachael Hawnt: vocals
Rachel Hall (Big Big Train): violin solo (6)
David Allan: spoken word
Kyle Fenton: drums

Media/Samples
Sampler

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Discipline "Captives of the Wine Dark Sea"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: The Laser's Edge
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 7, 2017
Tracklist
1. The Body Yearns
2. Life Imitates Art
3. S
4. Love Songs
5. Here there is No Soul
6. The Roaring Game
7. Burn the Fire Upon the Rocks

Line-up
Matthew Parmenter - vocals, keyboards
Chris Herin (Tiles) - guitars
Mathew Kennedy - bass
Paul Dzendzel - drums, percussion

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Forever Twelve "Home"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: TBA
Format: CD, digital
Release date: TBA
Tracklist
  1. Seven Seas
  2. Home
  3. Daisy Chain
  4. Kansas by the Sea
  5. Karmagedden
  6. Acoustic Rose
  7. Fate is in our Hands
Line-up
John Baker  (Mars Hollow) - Lead Vocals
Steve Barberic - Keyboards
Tom Graham - Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Vocals
Fernando Martinez - Drums, Percussions

Media/Samples 
Seven Seas (Intro)
Daisy Chain

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Ephemeral Sun "Lord Of Hounds"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock / Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 16, 2017
Tracklist
  1. Discordance
  2. Kill Shelter
  3. What We Should Have Said
  4. Lord Of Hounds
  5. Stay Down
Line-up
John Battema – keyboards
Charles Gore – bass
Tim Miller – drums
Brian O’Neill – guitars

Description/Reviews
Musically, the past remains present: complex, atmospheric and symphonic textures across the board. As with Harvest Aorta the primary ingredient is rock, blended into metal, jazz, ambient, electronica, and more with reckless abandon. More than a decade on, a shared language has emerged within the band that infuses the songs with a distinct signature. But the glasses are of a slightly darker tint this time around: more moments are laced with overdrive and crunch. Anxiety and melancholy runs throughout. A few hardcore fans might even pick up a hint of Broken Door's slightly gothic attitude. Your lover has rediscovered heavy black eyeliner, and dusted off the old Cure vinyl for one more trip down memory lane. 
Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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