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    CD/DVD Releases: Dirk Serries Releases Three New Titles
    Posted by nightowl on Sunday, May 24 @ 22:00:00 PDT (41 reads)
    Album Release News

    From Dirk Serries' newsletter: "Serries' second album Disorientation Flow on Projekt is a suitable follow-up to his warm and welcoming 2014 release, The Origin Reversal. More than a critically-acclaimed re-boot of his classic vidnaObmana sound, this is ambient music that flows from its discreet origins of sonic purity, washes of harmony, and languid textures. Unfurling with seductive deliberation and orchestrated with just a handful of effects and electric guitar, this album is again fully improvised and recorded in real-time.

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    CD/DVD Releases: Musea's May Music Missives
    Posted by nightowl on Sunday, May 24 @ 22:10:00 PDT (34 reads)
    Album Release News

    The marvelous month of May is almost over, but in casting our eyes to the month that was, here are the multitude of music releases that Musea Records made available this month - either their own releases or distributions from others.

    This roundup begins with Astrovoyager - ElectrOpera - Act 04 - Oscillations: Bio: Astrovoyager, also known as Philippe Fagnoni, is always searching for new musical and sonic sensations. Coming from Metz, the French keyboards player endeavors to compose, in a very personal style, original themes between soundtracks and relaxation music. His art relates as much to the great masters of the genre like Vangelis or Jean-Michel Jarre, as to the most renowned soundtracks composers, such as Hans Zimmer, Eric Serra... Astrovoyager uses synthesizers and electronic keyboards to develop music mixing electronic and cosmic tracks with symphonic layers. To avoid the traps of common electronic music, he develops real melodies, alternating dreamlike climates and chiseled rhythmic patterns.

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    CD/DVD Releases: MoonJune Release New Titles From Ligro And XaDu
    Posted by nightowl on Sunday, May 24 @ 22:00:00 PDT (40 reads)
    Album Release News

    MoonJune Records release two avant-electric jazz albums this month, Dictionary 3 by Indonesian trio Ligro and Abstract Random by Spanish/Serbian duo XaDu.

    Ligro - Dictionary 3: After a nearly three-year absence, Indonesian jazz and fusion guitarist extraordinaire, Agam Hamzah, and his scintillating power trio make a powerful return to the spotlight with guns blazing! Ligro's Dictionary 3 makes good on all of the promise suggested by their 2012 international debut on MoonJune Records, Dictionary 2 - finding the group in commanding form, delivering a soulful, ambitious effort that rocks with brute force and conviction.

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    CD/DVD Releases: Genesis: 1983 - 1998 On Vinyl Again At Last!
    Posted by nightowl on Sunday, May 24 @ 10:00:00 PDT (30 reads)
    Album Release News

    Comprising the last four studio albums from the legendary band, this lavishly packaged box comes complete with high-end reproductions of inner and outer sleeves, exactly as originally released. Each LP has been remastered at half-speed by Miles Showell from Abbey Road Studios and pressed onto 180gm vinyl. On vinyl these classic albums have never sounded better!

    The contents of the "Red Box" are: Genesis (1LP); Invisible Touch (1LP); We Can't Dance (2LP gatefold) and Calling All Stations (gatefold with 2 LPs featuring music on sides 1-3 and an etching on side 4). The set comes in a smart red outer casing and follows Genesis: 1970 - 1975 ("The Green Box") and Genesis: 1976 - 1982 ("The Blue Box") and completes a series that brings together all of Genesis' studio albums on vinyl.

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    CD/DVD Releases: Tim Bowness Announces Release Of New Album
    Posted by nightowl on Sunday, May 24 @ 10:00:00 PDT (57 reads)
    Album Release News Stupid Things That Mean The World Out Via InsideOut Music July 19

    A year on from the acclaimed Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, Tim Bowness returns with the powerful and eclectic Stupid Things That Mean The World, his third solo album. Scheduled for release in July, the album was recorded between October 2014 and April 2015 at various studios, including NAM. Tim had this to say about the new album:

    "If Abandoned Dancehall Dreams was something of a bolder and more dynamic extension of No-Man's Schoolyard Ghosts, I'd say that the new album is something of a bolder and more dynamic extension of Abandoned Dancehall Dreams. It's a logical step forward with some surprises, I hope.

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    CD/DVD Releases: Next To None Release Video EPK For Upcoming Debut Album
    Posted by nightowl on Saturday, May 23 @ 22:00:00 PDT (28 reads)
    Album Release News A Light In The Dark Available June 30th, 2015 In The US And June 29th In EU.

    Next To None, the teen prodigy band recently signed to InsideOut, have released a video EPK in advance of their upcoming album A Light In The Dark. The group's debut album is due for release on June 30th in the US and June 29th in Europe.

    You can view the video here: youtu.be/fCoZoC_WD74

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    CD/DVD Releases: Spock's Beard Announce New Album "The Oblivion Particle"
    Posted by nightowl on Saturday, May 23 @ 22:00:00 PDT (36 reads)
    Album Release News

    Legendary progressive-rockers Spock's Beard are pleased to announce that they will return with their brand new 12th studio album The Oblivion Particle, to be released at the end of August 2015.

    Spock's Beard's forthcoming new studio album The Oblivion Particle is the follow-up to 2013's Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep. Find some press reactions to that record below and look out for more info in the coming weeks:

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    CD/DVD Releases: Anuryzm Return With New Album "All Is Not For All"
    Posted by nightowl on Saturday, May 23 @ 22:00:00 PDT (16 reads)
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    The highly anticipated new album All Is Not For All from the U.A.E. prog metal band Anuryzm is set for release on June 15, 2015 via Melodic Revolution Records.

    "Humanoid" is the first single to be released from All Is Not For All, it’s the perfect introduction to the new album combining technical guitar riffs with vacillating harmonious and powerful vocals. The track glides effortlessly through euphonious and symphonic synth and acoustic sections while at times incorporating traces of Eastern and Jazz like arrangements. "Humanoid" has been released as a Digital Single and is available via iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Tidal, Bandcamp, Xbox Music and more.

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    CD/DVD Releases: "Romantic Warriors III - Canterbury Tales" Documentary Out Now
    Posted by nightowl on Saturday, May 23 @ 22:00:00 PDT (25 reads)
    Album Release News A Film By Adele Schmidt And Jose Zagerra Holder

    The third film in the series guides you through the amazing history and development of the Canterbury Scene and its influence on contemporary bands. The emergence of the Canterbury Scene of the late 60s and early 70s represents a remarkable period in the history of British progressive rock music and, most notably, the development of Jazz Rock.

    The film highlights the most important 60s/70s Canterbury Scene and few contemporary bands: Wilde Flowers, Soft Machine, Caravan, Gong, Uriel, Delivery, Egg, Matching Mole, Hatfield and The North, Gilgamesh, National Health, In Cahoots, Quiet Sun, Supersister, Moving Gelatine Plates, Forgas Band Phenomena, Glass, The Muffins, The Soft Machine Legacy, The Wrong Object, Syd Arthur and Planeta Imaginario.

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    CD/DVD Releases: Mandala "Midnight Twilight" Released May 5
    Posted by nightowl on Friday, May 22 @ 22:00:00 PDT (31 reads)
    Album Release News Mandala Midnight Twilight - folk mixed with prog, wrapped in an early-70s glow‏

    In 1997, in the south east of London (or, more precisely, the north east of Surrey), three seventeen year-olds did the unthinkable. Amidst the ruins of Brit pop and the smouldering ashes of grunge, they went to a performing arts college and created... a progressive rock band, firmly routed in the early seventies. Truly, far out!

    Mandala was formed by Rhys Marsh, Francis Booth and Will Spurling. Their plan was to create music that represented all things analogue, specifically their love of valves, vinyl and VU metres. They wore flares and large-collared shirts with pride, quickly becoming one of the most talked about bands in the college - making regular appearances in the weekly foyer concerts, TV shows and end of year productions.

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    CD/DVD Releases: Alberto Rigoni Releases "Into THE BASS" Limited Edition CD
    Posted by nightowl on Wednesday, May 20 @ 22:00:00 PDT (27 reads)
    Album Release News

    Into The BASS is selection of songs from Italian bass player and composer Alberto Rigoni’s four studio albums (Something Different, Rebirth, Three Wise Monkeys and Overloaded).

    With a range of influences from Dream Theater, Rush, Yes to artists such as Michael Manring & Stu Hamm, Into The BASS is an eclectic mix of instrumental tracks that shows the potential of the bass as more than a rhythm instrument. An aural journey of melody and groove that showcases a wide variety of genres covering progressive, rock, ambient and experimental, while maintaining the artist’s distinctive style.

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    CD/DVD Releases: TesseracT Release "Odyssey/Scala" Live CD/DVD, LP/DVD
    Posted by nightowl on Wednesday, May 20 @ 19:58:45 PDT (36 reads)
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    UK prog-metal band, TesseracT, released their first live audio/video concert yesterday (May 19). Titled Odyssey/Scala, the CD/DVD and LP/DVD package welcomes back One vocalist, Daniel Tompkins. Odyssey, the audio portion, was recorded live during various stops in the autumn of 2014 throughout Europe and Russia on the Altered State World Tour. Scala, the video portion, was filmed live on November 6th, 2014 at Scala, London, UK, A trailer for Odyssey/Scala can be seen here

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    CD/DVD Releases: Arena To Record A New DVD Release!
    Posted by nightowl on Tuesday, May 19 @ 22:00:00 PDT (61 reads)
    Album Release News

    Mar 10: Arena – neo-prog-rock giants founded in 1995 by two celebrities of the scene: Mick Pointer (ex-Marillion) and Clive Nolan (Pendragon, Shadowland, Strangers on A Train, Caamora). Together with guitarist John Mitchell (Frost*), bassist Kylan Amos, and with the charismatic Paul Manzi (Oliver Wakeman Band) on the vocals, the band return with a brand new studio album The Unquiet Sky [released earlier this year].

    The release of their eighth studio album was be followed by a tour in March and April, prior to which Clive Nolan said, 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Arena, and we are planning a substantial tour to celebrate this event. To coincide with this tour we are releasing a new studio album. It will be a concept album loosely based on an M.R. James horror story, with plenty of strong themes and dark drama… Pure, classic Arena!"

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    CD/DVD Releases: Progressive Rockers Unified Past Announce Details About Upcoming CD
    Posted by nightowl on Tuesday, May 19 @ 22:00:00 PDT (68 reads)
    Album Release News

    Mar 9: Melodic Revolution Records is excited to announce that Syracuse NY progressive rock artist Unified Past have announced that they are hard at work on their next CD. This is the band's first release in two years and is the follow-up to their highly regarded 2013 recording Spots. The CD will contain six power prog songs that have a running time of 55 minutes.

    This recording sees the band's continued growth and evolution as they also announce that guitarist Stephen Speelman will hand over the vocal duties to Melodic Revolution Records label mate Phil Naro (Backhand, DDrive) who will provide all vocals on this recording.

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    CD/DVD Releases: F2 Music - New Release - Steve Hughes - Tales From The Silent Ocean
    Posted by nightowl on Monday, April 27 @ 22:00:00 PDT (142 reads)
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    F2 Music are proud to announce a new release on the Festival Music label - the debut solo CD by Steve Hughes. The album, called Tales From The Silent Ocean, was released March 16, 2015. Guests featured on the album include Sean Filkins (ex-Big Big Train, solo), J.C Strand & Ezzy Anya among many others.

    The album took over a year to make and Steve has played most instruments and produced the album himself, with the help of his old friend from school, J.C Strand who takes care of guitar duties. Steve has a long history as a drummer of prog rock/fusion and jazz and has been a busy playing for many bands over the years.

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