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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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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)
Teaser

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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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Friday, February 2, 2018

Long Distance Calling "Boundless"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Instrumental Post Rock/Metal
LabelInsideOut
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 2, 2018
Tracklist
1. Out There (9:13)
2. Ascending (4:59)
3. In the Clouds (6:00)
4. Like a River (4:56)
5. The Far Side (5:45)
6. On the Verge (6:02)
7. Weightless (6:56)
8. Skydivers (5:32)
9. Flashback (6:46) - CD bonus track

Total Time 56:09

Line-up
Janosch Rathmer - Drums
Florian Füntmann - Guitars
Jan Hoffmann - Bass
David Jordan - Guitars

Media/Samples 
Out There

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Rausch "Book II"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 2, 2018
Tracklist
1. Greener Grass (5:28)
2. Swansong (3:59)
3. Drain (10:36)
4. Irked (9:39)
5. Good Day (3:42)
6. The End (9:44)
7. Time Out (4:52)
8. Speechless (5:02)
9. Slow Suite: II. Isolation (8:16)

Total Time 61:18

Line-up
Doug Rausch - vocals, piano
Joe Fine - bass
Gary Wehrkamp - guitar
Chris Ruffini - drums
  With
Mark Zonder (Fates Warning)
Ryo Okumoto (Spock's Beard)
Brendt Allman (Shadow Gallery)

Description/Reviews
The record comprises 9 diverse-yet-cohesive tracks, ranging from emotionally charged anthems (“Greener Grass,” “Swansong”) to deeper works of more epic proportions (“Drain,” “The End”). 
Media/Samples 
Bandcamp
Greener Grass 

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Galahad "Seas of Change"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelOskar OSKAR 005LP (vinyl)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl 
Release date: late January 2018
Tracklist
1. Seas of Change
    Line-up
    Stu Nicholson - Vocals
    Dean Baker - Keyboards, Orchestration
    Spencer Luckman - Drums, Percussion
    Tim Ashton - Bass
    Lee Abraham - Guitars

    Description/Reviews
    'Seas of Change' consists of only one forty two minute track which incorporates many changes of tempo, mood and style and the band thinks it also represents a kind of hybrid of the older, earlier 'traditional' Galahad sound mixed with the more modern heavier, 'techno' orientated sound of the last few albums. 
    Media/Samples 
    Seas of Change [extract] at 1:42:30

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