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Re: 2021 Work in Progress..ive


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A Good Neo Prog Album featuring IQ bassist JOHN JOWITT
The Track I chose is: Forsaken Innocence (Part 1)

follows the Biography and a series of comments on the Group and the Album


Drifting Sun biography

Founded in Chesham, UK circa 1994 - Hiatus between 1999-2013 -
Reformed in 2014

DRIFTING SUN were formed sometime during early-90's (originally named Drama),
after French natives Pat Sanders (keyboards) and Manu Sibona (bass) left their homecountry
and landed in the UK. There they met American singer Rafe Pomeroy and four
pieces were recorded in a London-based studio, then sent to Musea for evaluation.
The French label decided to sign the band on their branch-label Brennus and in
1996 the self-titled debut of the band sees the light with Karl Groom participating on one track.

Drifting Sun decided to move on as an independent group, the line-up
was expanded with the addition of Tobin Bryant and Bryant's friend,
guitarist John Spearman, while Pomerey was replaced by another
American vocalist, Chris Martini.By the end of the year 1998 the
band had launched the sophomore effort "On the Rebound".

What followed was a very long break, but recently Sanders gave his
band another chance, gathering a new line-up with singer Peter Falconer,
drummer Will Jones and bassist/guitarist Dan Storey. The third work of
DRIFTING SUN "Trip the Life Fantastic" was released in early 2015,
a digital album, available via several online digital stores.

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More adventurous and daring than anything Arena, IQ or
Pendragon have done.
Most like Magenta at its finest feisty moments.

One of the best albums of 2021 so far and in my opinion their best
to date

Let's hope that this collaboration will continue, because the first
outcome of it is simply wonderful!

Together with this current line-up, I am sure this will wind up
at the very top of 2021's lists for most, if not all, prog aficionados
out there. It is THAT good!

An excellent album for any prog lover to test out for themselves.

There are a number of very good Prog bands around at the moment
but I have to say that Drifting Sun are making music that works
on just about every level and of all I’ve heard this year
‘Forsaken Innocence’ is definitely the best of them.

“Forsaken Innocence” is a merciless piece of art.
(Progenrock/The Netherlands)

If you don’t know Drifting Sun yet, it’s time to open the door to
he magic with “Forsaken Innocence”, their latest masterpiece.
(Rock at Night/USA)

L'album de la consécration ultime, l'avenir nous le dira? Indispensable
à mes yeux et à mes oreilles.
(Profil Prog/Canada)

When a new studio work by DRIFTING SUN is released, nothing more
than a masterpiece can be expected... in response to the immense
advance praise, DRIFTING SUN present a 70-minute mammoth work.

This is a giant of an album.
(Background/The Netherlands)

Cet album est bien sûr destiné à tous les progueux comme à tous les amateurs de belle musique où mélodie et technique font bon ménage.
(Music in Belgium/Belgium)

Overall Drifting Sun has created a very nice neo-progressive album,
with great instrumental parts and a vocalist showing his best side.
(Prog Space/USA)

This album is as zesty a piece of neo-prog as you are likely to find.
It is a monumental statement for Drifting Sun.
The Spirit of Progressive Rock/UK)

Drifting Sun nous balance, sans en avoir l’air, un grand album,
peut-être même le meilleur de leur discographie, avec une production
soignée et un sens de la composition qui fait mouche à tous les coups. « Forsaken Innocence » hisse le groupe au niveau des formations clés du paysage progressif!

A massive progressive tour-de-force.

The whole band is in awesome form and the performances have
a character of their own, without however overshadowing
the compositions.

This new album is truly the pinnacle of their work so far. It’s an engaging, captivating and sensational listen every time you press play and
is deservedly up there fighting for the honours of album of the year.

The strongest “Drifting Sun‘ album to date. When it comes to
dynamic-melodic prog, they are pretty much the measure of all
things at the moment.

Without a doubt “Forsaken Innocence” is the best album in their oeuvre.
And perhaps, time will tell, a neoprog icon.
(ProgWereld/The Netherlands)

Beautiful compositions, warm atmospheres and exquisite chamber rock touches help to compose an aesthetically perfect album.

Drifting Sun parmi les grands, cette fois, j’en fais le pari!
(Prog Censor/France)

It just made it on my top-10-album-of-the-year-2021-list
(despite fierce competition).
(DPRP/The Netherlands)

Forsaken Innocence is without a doubt the best Drifting Sun has
ever made and is bursting with beautiful songs with everything
a lover of well-made, well-played and well-sung prog rock could wish for.
(Eriks Progtracks/The Netherlands)

Forsaken Innocence sort Drifting Sun de l'ornière 'néo' où il a été confiné jusqu'ici. Sa musique est désormais plus grandiose, plus travaillée et plus diverse.
(Dragon Jazz/France)

New Drifting Sun album, released on October 27th, 2021

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Hi friends

2021 Work in Progress..ive

These are my best tracks of 2021

Track Title-Group or Artist-Album

The Pilgrim Suite -Andrew Stone-The Pilgrim

Discworld - Projector - Glass Kites -Glass Kites II

The Trial of the King - Chromatic Aberration -The Trial of the King

4Th Dimension - ProAge-Wymiar


Rainy Sunday-Maxxess-Reactivate

Colorbox-Raven Sad-The Leaf And The Wing

Bit By Bit-Syrinx Call-Mirrorneuron

Power Trip Career Aspirations-Lucas Lee -Sindrome De Estocolmo

The Darkness in the Light-Transatlantic-The Absolute Universe: Forevermore

Soul_Of_Hundred_Lives-Inner Prospekt-Canvas Two

Flare_2-Richard_Barbieri-Under a Spell

Cosmic Krautrock-Stephan Thelen-Fractal Guitar 2

Rite_Of_Accession-Elephant9-Arrival Of The New Elders

In Discipline And With Love-Kerrs Pink-Presence Of Life

Marcha_De_Sonidos_Parte_2-Black Expression-Regreso A Casa


Alice_Krige_Parts_1_and_2-Heard Of Istinct-Unravel



Sailing_To_Byzantium-Nad Sylvan-Spiritus Mundi

Halo_Drive-Corrado Rustici -Interfulgent

Tiresias-Noisy Diners-The Princess of the Allen Key

Alice-The Mad Lab-Design of Experiments

The Real History Of Tom Wheel, Pt. 1 (The Curse)
-Fabricio Pipini(feat.Platinum)-Phantasicah (A Dreamer's Tale)

Walk_Away-Bernardo Lanzetti-Horizontal Rain

Broken Windows-Zygon-Earth And Sky

The Ascent-The Emerald Down-To Touch The Sky

Connecting_The_Dots-Confusion Field -Disconnection Complete

Day_And_Age-Frost* -Day And Age

Haunted_House-Joe_Bailey -Ghosts

Winter-Resistor -The 5th Season

Book Of Coming Forth By Day-Blacksmith Tales-The Dark Presence

Iron John-The Samurai Of Prog -The Lady And The Lion And Other Grimm Tales

Go Viral-Sylvan-One to Zero

Room 101-Karmamoi-Room 101

Hidden Land-Daniel Eliseev Project -Lost Humanity

Apollo-Big Big Train - Common Ground

Dissolution-Smalltape -THE HUNGRY HEART

Dark World-Metamorphosis-I'm Not A Hero

White Ghosts-Alessandro Corvaglia-Out Of The Gate

Beyond the Years-The Neal Morse Band -Innocence & Danger

Shanghai_to_Samarkand-Steve Hackett -Surrender Of Silence

The_Cashectomy-Benjamin Croft -Far And Distant Things

Red-The Watch-The Art of Bleeding

In Disequilibrium, part 3-Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill-In Disequilibrium

Megalopolitana-Monarch Trail -Wither Down


A View From The Top Of The World-Dream Theater- A View From The Top Of The World

Invisible Killer-Andrew Roussak- Crossing the Line

Guts-Spherical Agenda-Arcane Wisdom

The Further We Go The Deeper It Gets Pt. 1​-​6-Giant Sky-Giant Sky


Forsaken Innocence (Part 1) ​-Drifting Sun-Forsaken Innocence

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Forsaken Innocence (Part 1)-Drifting Sun


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