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Monday, December 31, 2018

Pedal Giant Animals “Zeitgeist”


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: 2018
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, March 30, 2018

Sonar with David Torn "Vortex"


Country: Switzerland
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock, Math Rock
LabelRareNoise Records (RNR087)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateMarch 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Part 44 (9:56)
2. Red Shift - (10:31)
3. Waves And Particles (7:49)
4. Monolith - (10:47)
5. Vortex (9:37)
6. Lookface! (7:13)

Total Time 55:53

Bonus Vinyl Live Tracks:
7. Monolith
8. Part 44

Line-up
Stephan Thelen: tritone guitar
Bernhard Wagner: tritone guitar
Christian Kuntner: electric bass
Manuel Pasquinelli: drums
   With
David Torn: electric guitar, live-looping & manipulation

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Waves and Particles

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Between The Buried And Me "Automata Part I"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelSumerian Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 9, 2018
Tracklist
1. Condemned To The Gallows (6:35)
2. House Organ (3:41)
3. Yellow Eyes (8:45)
4. Millions (4:43)
5. Gold Distance (1:02)
6. Blot (10:27)

Total Time 35:13

Line-up
Dan Briggs – bass
Blake Richardson – drums, percussion
Tommy Giles Rogers – vocals, keyboards
Paul Waggoner – guitars
Dustie Waring – guitars

Media/Samples 
Condemned to the Gallows

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Zombie Picnic "Rise of a New Ideology"

Country: Ireland
Genre(s)Instrumental Post Rock
Label: Golden Shred Records (GSR8) 
Formatvinyl, digital
Release date: March 9, 2017
Tracklist
A
1. Democracy Cannot Survive (9:00)
2. They See Science As Dangerous (9:09)
B
3. DEFCON (5:01)
4. Life Support Systems (4:50)
5. See Beyond (5:53)
6. Anger In Storage (Denial Will Follow) (3:19)

Total Time 37:12

Line-up
Brian Fitzgerald - Bass
James Griffin - Guitar
Brendan Miller - Drums
Dave Tobin - Guitar

Description/Reviews
This time around the post-rock progressive four-piece presents six connected instrumental tracks spanning the two sides of this new LP. Combining a vast array of progressive musical influences with snippets of archival voice recordings from thinkers and futurists of past and present, Rise of a New Ideology delves into some dark and ambiguous places.

Media/Samples 
Anger in Storage (Denial Will Follow)

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marco Ragni "The Wandering Caravan"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelMelodic Revolution Records
FormatCD, digital
Release dateFebruary 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. What We Have Done in the Past We'll Be in the Future (11:24)
2. Waiting on the Threshold (11:38)
    The Wandering Caravan Suite (tracks 3-7)
3. Promised Land (4:33)
4. Which is the Right Path to Take? (3:53)
5. It's Only Fantasy (5:11)
6. What are We Willing to Lose to Regain our Freedom? (4:00)
7. Keep Dreaming (9:04)
8. Back Home Again (3:40)

Total Time 55:23

Line-up
Marco Ragni : Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards
   With:
Peter Matuchniak: Lead Guitar
Jeff Mack (Scarlet Hollow): Bass
Dave Newhouse: Sax
Maurizio Antonini: Drums

Media/Samples 
The Wandering Caravan Part II - Promised Land
Keep Dreaming (Single Edit)

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Riversea "The Tide"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD
Release date: late February/early March 2018
Tracklist
01. The Tide
02. Shine
03. Blasphemy
04. Your Last Day
05. Drowning In Vertigo
06. Strange Land
07. The Design
08. Fall Out Warning
09. Goodbye My Friend
10. To Those That Are Left Behind
11. Uprising
12. The Tide (reprise)

Line-up
Brendan Eyre (Nine Stones Close, Tony Patterson): Keyboards
David Clements: Bass
Alex Cromarty (Dave Kerzner, Mantra Vega, Mostly Autumn, Heather Findlay): Drums
Marc Atkinson (Mandalaband, Nine Stones Close, Last Knight): Vocals
   With
Lee Abraham (Galahad): Guitar
Robin Armstrong (Cosmograf): Guitar
Simon Godfrey (Tinyfish, Valdez, Shineback): Guitar
Tony Patterson (ReGenesis, Nick Magnus): Flute
Paul Cusick: Guitar
Peter Aves: Guitar
Martin Ledger (Heather Findlay): Guitar
Olivia Sparnenn-Josh (Breathing Space, Mostly Autumn): Backing vocals
Janine Atkinson: Backing vocals
Louise Dawson: Backing vocals

Media/Samples 
Blasphemy (closing section)
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The Samurai of Prog "Archiviarum"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelSeacrest Oy (SCR-1018)
FormatCD
Release date: February 2018
Tracklist
1. Keep the Ball Rolling (6:07)
2. Ahead of Fortune (5:16)
3. La Oscuridad (9:50)
4. Cristalli (5:24)
5. Elitropia (4:56)
6. The Sleeping Lover (8:32)
7. From This Window (10:37)
8. Ice (9:41)
9. Predawn (4:06)
10. Heroes (5:36)

Total Time 70:08

Line-up
Marco Bernard: Rickenbacker and Dingwall basses
Kimmo Pörsti (Mist Season): drums, percussions
Steve Unruh (Resistor): vocals, violin, flute, electric guitar
    With
Kerry Shacklett (Presto Ballet): keyboards, guitar
Srdjan Brankovic: guitar
Lalo Huber (Nexus): keyboards
Carlos Lucena (Nexus): guitar
Michelle Young: vocals
Octavio Stampalía: keyboards
Brett Kull (Echolyn): guitar
Eduardo García Salueña (Senogul): keyboards
Oliviero Lacagnina (Latte E Miele): keyboards
Michele Mutti (La Torre Dell Alchimista): keyboards
Rubén Álvarez: guitars
Stefano “Lupo” Galifi (Museo Rosenbach, Il Tempio delle Clessidre): vocals
Stefano Vicarelli (Fonderia, La Batteria): keyboards
Marek Arnold (Seven Steps To The Green Door, Cyril, Toxic Smile, UPF): sax, keyboards
Fran Turner: guitar
David Myers: piano
Danny Lopresto (Southern Empire): guitar
Mark Trueack (Unitopia, UPF): vocals

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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