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The Myth of the Mostrophus is outstanding!
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"THE ODD LAND OF NOD"
FOURTH ALBUM OF PROPORTIONS
A Mix of Progressive Rock Jazz Fusion
CERTAINLY IN MY JUDGMENT
THEIR BEST ALBUM






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PROPORTIONS



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PROPORTIONS is a multi-national Eclectic Prog band that was founded in 2018 by it's four core members: Lennart STAHLE from Sweden (guitars, flute, keyboards), Tomas STARK also from Sweden (keyboards, guitars), Denis BOUCHER from Canada (drums, percussion), and Andy KUBICKI from the U.S. (bass, keyboards, orchestration).

The quartet works over the internet, each one sending the other members rough demos and allowing each one to add their own input musically, then bringing it all together and fine tuning everything to create some excellent, dynamic, mostly instrumental tracks. In 2018, they released their first collaboration called "Reboot" and then in 2019, released their sophomore albums "Visions From a Distant Past".

Their music melds jazz fusion with many different styles of progressive rock from prog folk to symphonic to experimental, dabbling all the while with some quirky time signatures throughout each track. The quartet often works with several guests to create their music before finalizing everything for each album.

Their music reflects several influences and would be recommended to fans of Mike OLDFIELD, THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, GENTLE GIANT, Ian ANDERSON, PINK FLOYD, ALAN PARSONS PROJECT and Larry FAST.





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Hi friends


2022 Work in Progress..ive




These are my best tracks of 2022




Track Title-Group or Artist-Album

The Chosen Ones-LALU-Paint the Sky

Land of Green (part 1)-KARFAGEN-Land of Green and Gold

Jagannath-SIMON PHILLIPS-Protocol V

Alda-BREIDABLIK-Alduorka

Mrs Tibbets-JETHRO TULL-The Zealot Gene

Living For A Better Day-TIME HORIZON-Power Of Three

A Needle Tree-KARCIUS-Grey White Silver Yellow and Gold

No Still Moment-LIGHTHOUSE SPARROWS-Aerials

Little Pretty-STEVE VAI-Inviolate

The Elephants of Mars-JOE SATRIANI-The Elephants of Mars

Wilderness Excursion-KAIPA-Urskog

Changing Worlds-THE JOHN IRVINE BAND-Psychopomp

In 256 Zeichen-TANGERINE DREAM-Raum

Scissors-GHOST OF THE MACHINE-Scissorgames

Die Before You Wake-BEN CRAVEN-Monsters from the id

The Changes-THE TANGENT- Songs From The Hard Shoulder

The Myth of the Mostrophus-RYO OKUMOTO- The Myth Of The Mostrophus

The Odd Land Of Nod-PROPORTIONS- The Odd Land Of Nod




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The Odd Land Of Nod-PROPORTIONS
https://propsreboot.bandcamp.com/tra...dd-land-of-nod




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....from CLOSURE/CONTINUATION"
I Chose "HARRIDAN"




ABOUT

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http://auralmoon.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7833






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Hi friends


2022 Work in Progress..ive




These are my best tracks of 2022




Track Title-Group or Artist-Album

The Chosen Ones-LALU-Paint the Sky

Land of Green (part 1)-KARFAGEN-Land of Green and Gold

Jagannath-SIMON PHILLIPS-Protocol V

Alda-BREIDABLIK-Alduorka

Mrs Tibbets-JETHRO TULL-The Zealot Gene

Living For A Better Day-TIME HORIZON-Power Of Three

A Needle Tree-KARCIUS-Grey White Silver Yellow and Gold

No Still Moment-LIGHTHOUSE SPARROWS-Aerials

Little Pretty-STEVE VAI-Inviolate

The Elephants of Mars-JOE SATRIANI-The Elephants of Mars

Wilderness Excursion-KAIPA-Urskog

Changing Worlds-THE JOHN IRVINE BAND-Psychopomp

In 256 Zeichen-TANGERINE DREAM-Raum

Scissors-GHOST OF THE MACHINE-Scissorgames

Die Before You Wake-BEN CRAVEN-Monsters from the id

The Changes-THE TANGENT- Songs From The Hard Shoulder

The Myth of the Mostrophus-RYO OKUMOTO- The Myth Of The Mostrophus

The Odd Land Of Nod-PROPORTIONS- The Odd Land Of Nod

Harridan-PORCUPINE TREE- Closure/Continuation






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Harridan-PORCUPINE TREE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9xuD9cd_Rc




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Old 10-13-2022, 06:31 AM
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...."from Heroic Materials"
I Chose "HEROIC MATERIALS"




ABOUT

COSMOGRAF

....from the COSMOGRAF official website



Cosmograf was born in 2008 when Robin produced his first home demo album, ‘Freed from the Anguish’ followed by the release of ‘End of Ecclesia’ in 2009. The next release ‘When Age Has Done Its Duty’ showed a huge uplift both in writing and production quality and captured the attention of the progressive rock community, and the press alike, leading to a Limelight nomination in the PROG magazine awards.

The Cosmograf sound is rooted in 70’s classic rock with many contemporary influences from rock, progressive rock and metal. There is always a particular emphasis on concepts and atmospheric production leading to comparisons with artists such as Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, and Steven Wilson.

Since then some 7 albums have been produced to date, with much critical acclaim and press attention. See the full discography here.

In June 2014 the band performed their only live appearance to date playing at the Celebr8.3 progressive rock festival at Islington Assembly Hall. The line up consisted of Robin Armstrong- Vocals/Guitar/ Keyboards, Luke Machine – Guitar, Lee Abraham- Guitar/ Backing Vocal, Steve Dunn – Bass, Kyle Fenton – Drums.
About Robin
Robin was born in Grays, Essex but brought up in Waterlooville, Hampshire, England where he still lives today. His first foray into music began after being gifted an Italian made Antonelli organ when he was 12 and later a Raimundo classical guitar at aged 15, which he still has. As a teenager, Robin was captivated by Deep Purple’s fusion of heavy rock with Baroque intros and lead lines, and the duelling riffs between Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore.

He never really stuck with one instrument and couldn’t get on at all with learning to read music, so learned to play guitar and keyboards, and later bass, by ear. His first band ‘Legend’ was formed at school where he played keys, followed by ‘Blue Steal’ and later a 3 piece progressive rock group ‘Cry of Love’ where he sung and played bass, performing gigs at a few local venues.

Music fell mostly by the wayside after pursuing a career in the Water Industry but the interest soon returned when a creative outlet was desperately needed. He experimented with electronic music in the 90s, producing a few demo albums with the moniker ‘Toxic Czar’ then later returned to guitar playing, being very much influenced by the great players of classic rock, heavy rock, and metal.

Having also taught himself to play drums to a very basic standard along the way, he became more interested in studio production and duly embarked on a mission to record and produce his own album, which became the birth of ‘Cosmograf’. A long and rewarding journey ensued, producing 7 albums spanning a 10 year period.

Robin built his own recording studio ‘The Trees’, at the bottom of his garden in 2010 and is at his happiest there writing, recording and producing music.

As well as working on Cosmograf, Robin was a touring member of the progressive rock band Big Big Train during 2019 and 2020, playing keyboard and guitar. He has made numerous contributions , both as a guest and producer to other artist’s music in the genre.






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Hi friends


2022 Work in Progress..ive




These are my best tracks of 2022




Track Title-Group or Artist-Album

The Chosen Ones-LALU-Paint the Sky

Land of Green (part 1)-KARFAGEN-Land of Green and Gold

Jagannath-SIMON PHILLIPS-Protocol V

Alda-BREIDABLIK-Alduorka

Mrs Tibbets-JETHRO TULL-The Zealot Gene

Living For A Better Day-TIME HORIZON-Power Of Three

A Needle Tree-KARCIUS-Grey White Silver Yellow and Gold

No Still Moment-LIGHTHOUSE SPARROWS-Aerials

Little Pretty-STEVE VAI-Inviolate

The Elephants of Mars-JOE SATRIANI-The Elephants of Mars

Wilderness Excursion-KAIPA-Urskog

Changing Worlds-THE JOHN IRVINE BAND-Psychopomp

In 256 Zeichen-TANGERINE DREAM-Raum

Scissors-GHOST OF THE MACHINE-Scissorgames

Die Before You Wake-BEN CRAVEN-Monsters from the id

The Changes-THE TANGENT- Songs From The Hard Shoulder

The Myth of the Mostrophus-RYO OKUMOTO- The Myth Of The Mostrophus

The Odd Land Of Nod-PROPORTIONS- The Odd Land Of Nod

Harridan-PORCUPINE TREE- Closure/Continuation

Heroic Materials-COSMOGRAF- Heroic Materials






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Heroic Materials"-COSMOGRAF
https://cosmograf.bandcamp.com/track/heroic-materials




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Greetings
due to lack of time due to many of my commitments and also
the good weather that this year made Italy a New California
(my last swim in the sea is on November 03)
I am forced to temporarily abandon my way to present
my best tracks of 2022
... but if now I will insert them only with the description
so as not to be too far behind
.... I plan to insert them as soon as possible in my format
and I hope to be able to participate in listening and
in requests much more often on Aural Moon

Roberto
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Hi friends


2022 Work in Progress..ive




These are my best tracks of 2022




Track Title-Group or Artist-Album

The Chosen Ones-LALU-Paint the Sky

Land of Green (part 1)-KARFAGEN-Land of Green and Gold

Jagannath-SIMON PHILLIPS-Protocol V

Alda-BREIDABLIK-Alduorka

Mrs Tibbets-JETHRO TULL-The Zealot Gene

Living For A Better Day-TIME HORIZON-Power Of Three

A Needle Tree-KARCIUS-Grey White Silver Yellow and Gold

No Still Moment-LIGHTHOUSE SPARROWS-Aerials

Little Pretty-STEVE VAI-Inviolate

The Elephants of Mars-JOE SATRIANI-The Elephants of Mars

Wilderness Excursion-KAIPA-Urskog

Changing Worlds-THE JOHN IRVINE BAND-Psychopomp

In 256 Zeichen-TANGERINE DREAM-Raum

Scissors-GHOST OF THE MACHINE-Scissorgames

Die Before You Wake-BEN CRAVEN-Monsters from the id

The Changes-THE TANGENT- Songs From The Hard Shoulder

The Myth of the Mostrophus-RYO OKUMOTO- The Myth Of The Mostrophus

The Odd Land Of Nod-PROPORTIONS- The Odd Land Of Nod

Harridan-PORCUPINE TREE- Closure/Continuation

Heroic Materials-COSMOGRAF- Heroic Materials



ADDED




The Continuum-DJAM KARET-Island In The Red Night Sky

Der Hauch Des Lebens-KLAUS SCHULZE-Deus Arrakis

Under The Microscope-ARENA-The Theory of Molecular Inheritance

Better Life-DAVE KERZNER -The Traveler

It's Love-GLASS HAMMER -At the Gate

Confusion-PYMLICO-Supermassive

Anthem to the Phoenix Star-THE SAMURAI OF PROG-Anthem To The Phoenix Star

Omega Lights-GALAHAD-The Last Great Adventurer

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ABOUT

DJAM KARET

....from the DJAM KARET official website



Djam Karet was founded in 1984, and continue making new music even to this day, 38 years later! So far ... they have released 19 full-length albums, not including their forthcoming 2022 release "Island In The Red Night Sky" (as well as an additional 31 minor releases and EPs and compilations, see the discography). The California-based instrumental group has often been called America's greatest undiscovered band. Compared by the press with King Crimson, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Ozric Tentacles and Porcupine Tree, they are credited with breathing new life into progressive rock, leading the way to the genre's future growth. Impressively, such high praise comes from widely divergent sources; Djam Karet has been written up in mainstream music publications such as BILLBOARD and ROLLING STONE, and in prestigious musician-oriented publications such as ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN, KEYBOARD, CD REVIEW, and GUITAR PLAYER, and also in numerous magazines, fanzines and webzines published for the indie/non-commercial rock communities. They have also scored numerous TV shows on ESPN, ABC-TV and other networks, as well as many small film projects and commercials. RELIX Magazine recently noted that Djam Karet, "has always been the ultimate jamband...just a little ahead of its time." EXPOSE' asserted that Djam Karet was "...arguably the most important band of the last decade, and certainly the most unique" and placed the band "at the forefront of their instrumental genre". Put simply by NEW AGE VOICE: "Djam Karet is no ordinary band. They gobble up myriad influences...including New Age, fusion, hard rock, electronic music, world, blues, even surf music...and metamorphose them into fascinating musical hybrids. They have never made the same album twice." With the release of their newest release, Sonic Celluloid, Djam Karet makes their strongest statement yet, and shows the world their uncompromising drive and vision.

Djam Karet was founded in 1984 by guitarists Gayle Ellett and Mike Henderson, bassist Henry J. Osborne, and drummer Chuck Oken, Jr. They chose as the band's name an Indonesian word (pronounced 'jam care-RAY) that translates loosely as "elastic time". Early Djam Karet was a proto-"jam band" whose live, totally improvised performances on the southern California/LA area college circuit featured a free-form mixture of guitar-dominated instrumental rock and textural Eastern drone music, as on their 1985 release No Commercial Potential. Djam Karet's mode of working and repertoire gradually expanded beyond improvisation to include compositional elements, field recordings, and studio work. In 1987 the band released The Ritual Continues, which was chosen "Number 2 Album Of The Year" by ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN magazine. Two years later, they released Reflections From The Firepool, which received ROLLING STONE's accolade of " Number 2 Independent Album Of The Year".

In 1991, the band released two separate CDs at the same time: Burning The Hard City and Suspension & Displacement which "show-cased the band's two extreme split personalities...The former was a bone-crushing excursion into heavy power rock with anarchistic guitar solos, and the latter was a brilliant diary of dark, eerie ambient soundscapes." (EXPOSE'). Three years later in 1994, Djam Karet released the CD Collaborator, with guests musicians: Jeff Greinke, Kit Watkins, Marc Anderson, Steve Roach, Carl Weingarten, and many others.
As the 20th Century drew to a close, Djam Karet signed with Cuneiform Records, and entered a period of unprecedented creative productivity that only accelerated as the 21st century dawned. It began working on new releases for Cuneiform, initiated a program to repackage and reissue its back catalogue on Cuneiform, and began playing live on the festival circuit. Live shows were performed at Day Zero for 1999's ProgDay (San Francisco); at NEARfest 2001, progressive rock's premier US showcase; ProgWest 2001 (Claremont) and at 2002's ProgDay (North Carolina). Throughout the years they have also contributed music to 10 compilation releases, both here and in Europe. Many of those tunes are available nowhere else.

When Cuneiform released its first Djam Karet CD in 1997 titled The Devouring, INNERVIEWS noted that Djam Karet is "back with a vengeance, one hell of an album". SPACE.com applauded their expanded sound featuring more keyboards: "As if the band's earlier music hadn't already scorched the ceilings of heaven, this new sonic incarnation burned like a stellar nova." In 1998, Djam Karet performed on the West and East Coasts, recordings a live album for Cuneiform titled Live At Orion, released in 1999, that was applauded as "one of the best live recordings that I've heard" and was chosen as "Top 10 Album of 1999" by EXPOSE' Magazine. The band began to do more work in the studio, resulting in the 2001 release of New Dark Age (Cuneiform) and also the Limited Edition CD release Ascension. Numerous critics called New Dark Age Djam Karet's best to date. In the words of PROGRESSION: "This may be the best Djam Karet recording yet, which is a mouthful, considering that the band's now-voluminous output is amply studded with gems. Their brilliant synthesis of abstract mind-trip and concrete butt-kick is at an all-time high here. Sonically, ...it is simply masterful. This is one of the major releases of the year."

Around the same time as New Dark Age's release, and complementary to its work with Cuneiform, Djam Karet launched a series of self-released CD-Rs, reissues and limited edition CDs for its fans. Within two years, the band had self-released numerous CD projects, including recordings made at New York City's The Knitting Factory, an on-air performance recorded at KCRW-FM, and other archival performances. Out of this creative renaissance arose A Night For Baku. As a distillation of their musical visions across 20 years, A Night For Baku is indeed a diamond in Djam Karet's oeuvre, a true Djam Karet "classic", and featured the addition of new band member Aaron Kenyon on bass. The title derives from Japanese folklore: the Baku are mythical inhabitants of the dream world, valiant warriors who devour nightmares as the spoils of battle. The CD features Djam Karet using more keyboards and electronics, and collaborating on one track with Electronic musician Steve Roach, who worked previously with the band on Collaborator.
It is this new line up as a quintet that created Recollection Harvest, one of their best and most melodic albums. Actually two albums on one CD, Recollection Harvest is divided into two chapters. The first-half is filled with their most melodic and jazzy music released so far, with a strong focus on composition and tight arrangements, Mellotrons and soulful guitar melodies. The second-half, titled Indian Summer, features a collection of compositions colored with beautiful acoustic guitars and analog synths, and showcases their more atmospheric side.

In 2009 the band was flown to the Bordeaux area of France to headline the annual Crescendo Festival. Held in a huge grassy field right on the beach, this three-day progressive rock concert took place with great weather and fantastic music by all involved. With free camping and a bohemian atmosphere this was one of the group's most enjoyable gigs. To achieve a fuller and more massive live sound, the group acquired new member Mike Murray on guitar, allowing Gayle Ellett to focus more exclusively on keyboards. When they returned to the States they decided to record The Heavy Soul Sessions in 2010, to better document their current live sound. In order to achieve a more lively and dynamic sound, all of the music was performed live-in-studio without any overdubs and no compressors or limiters were used during the recording process. This gives the CD a sound that is very dynamic, punchy and powerful, where the drums and bass are crystal clear and aggressive, and the guitars and keyboards are warm and inviting, and clearly demonstrates the broad and varied world that is Djam Karet.

It is this new line up as a quintet that created Recollection Harvest, one of their best and most melodic albums. Actually two albums on one CD, Recollection Harvest is divided into two chapters. The first-half is filled with their most melodic and jazzy music released so far, with a strong focus on composition and tight arrangements, Mellotrons and soulful guitar melodies. The second-half, titled Indian Summer, features a collection of compositions colored with beautiful acoustic guitars and analog synths, and showcases their more atmospheric side.

In 2009 the band was flown to the Bordeaux area of France to headline the annual Crescendo Festival. Held in a huge grassy field right on the beach, this three-day progressive rock concert took place with great weather and fantastic music by all involved. With free camping and a bohemian atmosphere this was one of the group's most enjoyable gigs. To achieve a fuller and more massive live sound, the group acquired new member Mike Murray on guitar, allowing Gayle Ellett to focus more exclusively on keyboards. When they returned to the States they decided to record The Heavy Soul Sessions in 2010, to better document their current live sound. In order to achieve a more lively and dynamic sound, all of the music was performed live-in-studio without any overdubs and no compressors or limiters were used during the recording process. This gives the CD a sound that is very dynamic, punchy and powerful, where the drums and bass are crystal clear and aggressive, and the guitars and keyboards are warm and inviting, and clearly demonstrates the broad and varied world that is Djam Karet.





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The Continuum"-DJAM KARET
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ABOUT

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....from the DAVE KERZNER official website & Progarchives.com


David Nathaniel Kerzner - Born July 10th 1968 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Dave KERZNER is a songwriter, producer, keyboardist and vocalist who is best known for co-writing and co-producing SOUND OF CONTACT'S award-winning concept album 'Dimensionaut'. He is also well known as the founder of the sound production company Sonic Reality. In addition to Dave's career as a solo artist Dave is part of several projects including the UK-based band MANTRA VEGA with Heather FINDLAY (MOSTLY AUTUMN) and his fantasy band/tribute project SONIC ELEMENTS that combines sampled Sonic Reality artists with special guests from the Prog World.

KERZNER first broke into the prog scene by collaborating with Kevin GILBERT on his 1994 release 'Thud' and continued to work with GILBERT as the keyboard player for GIRAFFE. After the death of Gilbert in 1996, Dave founded the sound development company, Sonic Reality which focused on reproducing the sound of vintage instruments on modern keyboards. In working with Sonic Reality KERZNER helped bring Keith EMERSON's classic sound to the 2000's and worked directly with Steven WILSON on the sound for his 2011 release 'Grace for Drowning'.

He began working with Simon COLLINS, son of Phil COLLINS (GENESIS) and was the keyboard player on COLLINS' 2008 release, 'U-Catastrophe'. The two bonded and formed the band SOUND OF CONTACT in 2010 and released their only album 'Dimensionaut' in 2012. The band was short lived though, with KERZNER leaving in 2014 to pursue his solo career.

Dave took advantage of his connections and has a list of guests on his solo debut 'New World' that would make any prog fan squeal with delight. Released in 2014, 'New World' has a lush, almost epic soundscape at times. With vocals vaguely reminiscent of David GILMOUR era PINK FLOYD or RPWL, sweeping guitar work and an impressive list of guest musicians including Nick DI'VIRGILLIO (ex SPOCK?S BEARD), STEVE HACKETT (GENESIS), Francis DUNNERY (ex IT BITES), Jason SCHEFF (CHICAGO) and Keith EMERSON (EMERSON, LAKE and PALME, this is an artist that any fan of less intricate side of progressive rock would enjoy.

Dave Kerzner (aka “Squids”) is a songwriter, producer, keyboardist and vocalist who is best known for co-writing and co-producing Sound of Contact’s award-winning concept album “Dimensionaut” and he is also well known as the founder of the sound production company Sonic Reality. In addition to Dave’s career as a solo artist Dave is part of several projects including the UK-based band “Mantra Vega” with Heather Findlay and his fantasy band/tribute project “Sonic Elements” that combines sampled Sonic Reality artists with special guests from the Prog World.

Over the years Dave has worked with many artists and producers ranging from Kevin Gilbert to Keith Emerson and ELP, Steve Hackett, Steven Wilson, Alan Parsons, Crowded House, Genesis, L. Shankar, Bono and The Edge, Ginger Baker, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Neil Peart of Rush, Jerry Marotta of Peter Gabriel, Billy Sherwood and Jon Anderson of Yes, David Longdon (Big Big Train), Rolling Stones, The Who, Durga and Lorelei McBroom (Pink Floyd), David Kilminster (Roger Waters), Joe Lynn Turner of Deep Purple, Ken Scott (Beatles, Bowie, Elton John), Hugh Padgham (The Police, Genesis), Heather Findlay (Mostly Autumn), Nick Davis (Genesis, XTC), Ringo Starr, Bob Siebenberg (Supertramp), Woody Woodmansey (David Bowie), Sam Phillips, T-Bone Burnett, Francis Dunnery (It Bites, Robert Plant), Phil Ramone, Billy Cobham, Terry Bozzio, Rod Morgenstein, Danny Gottlieb of Pat Metheny Group, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures, Smashing Pumpkins, Tom Waits, Barbara Streisand, Madonna, Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Aimee Mann, Jon Brion, Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush), Allen Sides (Ocean Way Recording), Rik Emmett (Triumph), John Wesley, Colin Edwin and Gavin Harrison (of Porcupine Tree), Carmine and Vinny Appice, John Blackwell (Prince), Ed Greene (Steely Dan), Alastair Greene (Alan Parsons Project), Russ Parish (Steel Panther), Toss Panos, Corky James, Nick D’Virgilio (Tears for Fears, Genesis, Big Big Train, Spock’s beard) and others.

After many years working in sound design and production with SR and as a keyboardist with other artists, Dave decided it was time to take center stage as lead vocalist and put out his first Progressive Rock album as a solo artist.





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....from the GLASS HAMMER official website


Glass Hammer is an American progressive rock band from Chattanooga, Tennessee. They formed in 1992 when multi-instrumentalists Steve Babb and Fred Schendel began to write and record “Journey of the Dunadan”, a concept album based on the story of Aragorn from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. To their surprise, the album sold several thousand units via the Internet, The QVC Shop-At-Home Network, and their own toll-free order number. As such, Babb and Schendel were convinced that the band was a project worth continuing. The stage was then set for a successful career that now includes numerous albums, DVDs and an enthusiastic, world-wide fan base that continues to grow at a steady rate.

While many musicians have appeared on Glass Hammer albums over the years, Babb and Schendel have remained the core creative force of the band. Both play a variety of instruments, but Babb is better known as the bassist while Schendel is the primary keyboardist. And though they also sing, a number of other vocalists (most notably Michelle Young, Walter Moore, Susie Bogdanowicz, Carl Groves and Jon Davison) have also handled lead vocal duties.

Lyrically, Glass Hammer is inspired mostly by their love of literature (most notably Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and John Krakauer) and Babb’s love of Victorian prose and medieval mythology. Musically, they lean towards 70’s driven symphonic rock, focusing on epic-length songs anchored by Babb’s distinctive bass guitar work and strong keyboard playing from Schendel; specifically Hammond organs in the tradition of ELP. They have a superb melodic flow to the music they make, encapsulating real power and dynamics without ever becoming overpowering. Their most apparent influences are Yes, ELP, Genesis, and, to a less noticeable extent, Camel. Fans and critics are usually quick to attest that Glass Hammer have managed to combine those influences into a unique style all their own.

Critically acclaimed albums have continued to flow from the Glass Hammer studio, with the most successful and noteworthy being “Chronomtree” (2000), “Lex Rex” (2002), “The Inconsolable Secret” (2005) and “IF” (2010). Vocalists and fan-favorites Carl Groves and Susie Bogdanowicz took a temporary hiatus from the band after 2009 and vocalist Jon Davison took over as lead vocalist for three studio albums; “IF”, “Cor Cordium” and “Perilous”. Kamran Alan Shikoh joined the band at the same time taking on the role of guitarist.

During the recording of “Perilous”, Davison also assumed the role as front-man for Yes. This led to Carl Groves rejoining the Glass Hammer in 2013 for live performances and recording. Aaron Raulston joined at the same time as drummer for the group. Susie Bogdanowicz rejoined in late 2013 and appeared along with Raulston, Groves and Shikoh in 2014 concerts.

Glass Hammer’s “Ode To Echo” release for 2014 featured performances by many of the band’s vocalists, including Bogdanowicz, Young, Moore and Davison, though Carl Groves was handling the lion’s share of the vocal duties for the band. “The Breaking Of The World” followed in 2015 along with the two CD one DVD set “Double Live” which was recorded and filmed at ROSFest in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Carl Groves and Susie Bogdanowicz fronted the group throughout 2015.

2016’s “Valkyrie” saw the lineup shift somewhat as Carl Groves departed and Susie Bogdanowicz stepped to the fore. Before recording sessions began, Babb, Schendel, Shikoh and Raulston rehearsed the music of “Valkyrie” for several weeks, as if they were preparing for a live concert. This was a new approach for Glass Hammer album production. According to the band, this was done in order to better capture the live energy of an actual Glass Hammer performance. “Valkyrie” was also conceived as a “full-blown concept album” in the tradition of “Lex Rex”, and “The Inconsolable Secret”.

The current (2018) official lineup of the group is Babb, Schendel, Raulston and Bogdanowicz. Other prog musicians and rock artists have made contributions to Glass Hammer projects, including Jon Anderson of Yes, Arjen Lucassen, Rich Williams and David Ragsdale of Kansas, Rob Reed of Magenta and Randy Jackson of Zebra. Glass Hammer has also appeared with The Adonia String Trio and performed two concerts (2006-2007) with 120 plus member choirs from Belmont University and Lee University.





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Pymlico is an instrumental band from Oslo, Norway, led by composer and drummer Arild Brøter. The band mainly plays what has been described as a mix between progressive rock and fusion. However, their music also offers catchy hooks and singable melodies associated with pop music, alongside grandiose themes more in the vein of movie sound tracks. This combination of genres and a high level of musicianship gives the band it’s distinctive sound.

Pymlico
Øyvind Brøter: Keyboards
Stephan Hvinden: Guitars
Andreas Sjo Engen: Guitars
Robin Havem Løvøy: Saxophones
Are Nerland: Bass guitar / synth bass
Arild Brøter: Drums / keyboards
Oda Rydning: Percussion

Pymlico was founded as a creative outlet for Arild Brøter in 2009. This led to three album releases: Inspirations (2011), Directions (2012) and Guiding Light (2014). The albums were made with a massive support of guest musicians, and they all received positive feedback and favourable reviews in the international progrock society. With a growing desire to perform the music live, Arild gathered a smaller band to do concerts – this eventually became the band Pymlico as we see today. In 2016 Pymlico signed on Apollon Records Prog and have since released four much acclaimed albums, «Meeting Point» (2016), «Nightscape» (2018) «On This Day» (2020) and «Supermassive» (2022).

The last years has seen Pymlico being busy playing several festivals like «Festival Crescendo» in Sant-Palais-sur-Mer, France, «Slottsskogen Goes Progressive» in Gothenburg, Sweden, «Artrock i Stadsträdgården» in Lidköping, Sweden, «Haugaland Rock & Prog» in Haugesund, Norway, «Close to the Rain» in Bergen, Norway, and «We Låve Rock» in Hurum, Norway. The band has done support for Italian band The Watch and shared stages with bands like Magic Pie, Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion, The Windmill, Gentle Knife, Infringement, Panzerpappa nad Oak.





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Born August 4th 1947 (Berlin, Germany) - died April 26th 2022


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....ARENA Biography from Progarchives.com


Arena biography
Founded in 1995 in Virginia Water, Surrey, UK - Still active as of 2020

The gathering of ARENA's famous musicians makes a super-group: Mick POINTER (Ex-MARILLION) plays the drums, Clive NOLAN (PENDRAGON) the keyboards, and Keith MORE (ASIA) played the guitar until replaced by John Mitchell (Ex-Kino). Vocalist Rob SOWDEN has been with the band since IMMORTAL? and the bass player is Ian SALMON. There have also been some guest appearances by Tracy HITCHINGS (singer of QUASAR, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN & LANDMARQ) and Steve ROTHERY (MARILLION's gifted guitarist).

"Songs From The Lion's Cage" is then a very professional Progressive rock, both close to MARILLION and hard-rock. "Pride", their second opus issued in 1996 (one year after the previous one) confirmed the high musical level of this band, at a time when they added a touch IQ to their music. Curiously the band's sound gained in heaviness after their 2 first albums, and the music quality increased a lot in originality and musicianship.

Recorded in 1998, "The Visitor" alternates passages inspired by Steve HOGARTH's group along with some dark instrumentation. "Immortal" shows a new heavier dimension that still remains anchored in the best neo-Progressive music. "Moviedrome" is an excellent twenty minute track. "Contagion" follows the glorious tradition of "Immortal", although I found it more hard edged and multidimensional from all aspects. This powerful and evoking concept album tells about the quest for redemption, through the vision of a dark and anguishing future. No doubt about it, people won't have to think for a long time before electing the best album of winter 2002-2003!

''Pepper's ghost'' from 2005 sees Arena entering the realms of a quite heavy and very symphonic sound with some metal elements, a real highlight of their career. Long-time members Rod Sowden and Ian Salmon left the band in 2010 and they were replaced by Paul Manzi and John Jowitt respectively, the latter starting his second stint with the band.''The Seventh Degree Of Separation'' offers a very fresh and pounding sound, but the song structures had now become a bit conventional. Same goes for their latest entry, the 2015 ''The Unquiet Sky'', here Jowitt's place has been taken by newcomer Kylan Amos.

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....from the GALAHAD official website



Galahad formed in 1985 just for fun playing roughly half covers (Genesis, Zeppelin, Rush, Sabbath, Focus, Marillion etc) and half original material. Galahad then supported a few fairly well known 'Progressive' bands that were coming up at the time including IQ, Pendragon, Haze and later Pallas and Magnum.
Then, after mixing it with the slightly 'bigger boys' Galahad decided take it more seriously, and began playing only original material resulting in the release of their first proper album in 1991, 'Nothing Is Written', which was purely self -financed and released independently but which went on to sell several thousand copies.

The success of 'Nothing Is Written' was also helped by the fact that the band received substantial air play on BBC Radio One, especially on the Radio One Rock Show hosted by the late, great Tommy Vance. The band then landed themselves with deals in the UK, Japan and Germany.

The band has now released fifteen albums including albums by main band offshoots such as Galahad Electric Company and the Galahad Acoustic Quintet. The band has played hundreds of gigs in the UK, Europe and America over the last few years, at times in some very unusual venues!

In 2002 Galahad released 'Year Zero' which featured John Wetton (Asia, King Crimson, Family etc.) on guest vocals.

In September 2006 Galahad released their debut DVD 'Resonance' , which was recorded live in Katowice, Poland in May 2006.

'Empires Never Last' , which features Karl Groom (Threshold) on engineering duties, was released in 2007 and took the band in a heavier, more muscular, guitar orientated direction. This more contemporary, metallic approach seems to have worked as ‘Empires’ was a great success, both commercially and critically, and resulted in them winning album of the year at the 2007 Classic Rock Society awards. ‘Empires’ was also included in many top 10 album listings for 2007.

In the interim and whilst recording TWO new studio albums Galahad released a couple of live albums ‘Sleepless in Phoenixville – Rosfest Live 2007’ and 'Whitchurch 92/93 - Live Archives -Vol.2' (CD/DVD) plus a re-issue of their 1992 Year Zero album, which also contained bonus CD consisting of live versions of tracks from Year Zero.

'Battle Scars', again recorded at Thin Ice by Karl Groom was released in April 2012 and took the band further in to a heavy/rockier direction but mixing it up with a few more overt modern dance/trance and classical influences. 'Beyond the Realms of Euphoria', the second album recorded at the same time was released in October 2012.

A comprehensive biography entitled 'One For the Record - The Official Biography of Galahad' written by Andrew Wild was published in April 2013 documenting the history of the band from 1985 to the end of 2012. The Biography also comes with a companion Video Archive DVD which includes many rare and previously unreleased live performances, some dating as far back as 1986.

2014 saw the band release a clutch of EP’s, ‘Seize the Day’, 'Guardian Angel' and 'Mein Hertz Brennt' the latter containing several differing versions of the Rammstein classic. 2014 also saw Tim Ashton re-join the band on bass guitar after an absence of 22 years!

2015 was the 30th anniversary of the band forming, the band celebrated throughout the year with various releases and a special anniversary show at Mr Kyps in Poole on Saturday 4th July. To start the ball rolling in this anniversary year a re-mixed version of 'Empires Never Last' was released in January which also included a couple of extra tracks on the CD version as well as a companion album 'Empires: A curious Companion' (download only from the band's web site) containing demo tracks, some of which were and some of which were not used on the resulting album.

In the summer an EP '30' was released as a limited edition containing four tracks which would later appear on the 'When Worlds Collide' 30th anniversary release.

The band released a 2CD live set 'Solidarity - Live in Konin' in September 2015, which was recorded in 2013 during the Battle Scars/Euphoria tour. A 20th anniversary re-mastered digipack edition of 'Sleepers' containing an extra track was also released in the Autumn 2015.

To finish off 2015 nicely the band released a double CD retrospective compilation album 'When Worlds Collide' which includes ten brand new recordings of old songs, some of which date back to 1985 and one track 'City of Freedom' which has never been recorded before, as well as a selection of tracks from their last three studio albums and recent EPs. This epic release, which also includes a 12 page booklet, clocks in at a mammoth 2 hours and 36 minutes and thus is great value for money!

2016 will be spent mainly writing new material for the next all new Galahad studio album.

Spring 2017 saw the release of 'Quiet Storms' showing a more introspective, mellow side to the band.

2018 saw the release of a full on Prog/rock album 'Seas of Change' which, in true 'Prog' tradition, contains just one long form 42 minute piece of music which was performed in it's (almost) entirety at all live shows in 2018, which included performances in England, Scotland, Wales, Poland, The Netherlands and Norway. Galahad were also so nominated for the 2018 UK Progressive Rock awards in the 'UK Band/Artist of the year' category, eventually won, not surprisingly by Steven Wilson!

2019 sees the band concentrating mainly on writing and recording a brand new studio album as well as working on another exciting re-issue project. Dean released 'Constellations' an electronic album influenced by the likes of Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk etc. featuring Stu on vocals on three tracks and Lee on guitar on one track.

2020 has been very busy year in spite of or maybe because of the Covid emergency seeing the release of 'Sleepers' on vinyl LP for the first time 25 years after its original release in 1995, available on both white and black vinyl.

A re-vamped Following Ghosts is re-released as a 3CD set including a brand new re-mix of the original album plus a second CD 'Alternative Ghosts' containing alternative versions of all the original tracks and CD3 which is re-master of 'De-Constructing Ghosts. This new edition also contains new artwork, commentaries by some of those involved at the time as well new photos etc.

Stu and Dean re-generated the 'Galahad Electric Company' by releasing an album full of songs recorded during lockdown over the period from May to June 2020. 'When The Battle Is Over' is the first GEC album in 21 years and contains a very eclectic mix of material , including the poem 'My Orcha'd in Linden Lea' written by Dorset dialect poet William Barnes in 1856 as well as a song featuring Stu's cat Sammy Gorgeous on meows!

Lee Abraham also released an EP 'Western Skies' under the name 'Echo Rain' as well as a new solo album 'Harmony/Synchronicity' featuring several vocalists including Stu Nicholson and Mark Spencer. Dean also released a couple of digital singles 'Unorthodox' and 'In Isolation' as well as the 'Outer Limits EP'.

2021 saw the release of the re-mixed 1998 album 'Following Ghosts' on a a limited double vinyl which is available in standard black, gold and a very limited red and orange splatter version.

'Galahad Electric Company' featuring Dean and Stu also released a second lock down album 'Soul Therapy' on CD.

Galahad's long awaited ELEVENTH studio album 'The Last Great Adventurer' which features Mark Spencer on Bass guitar on a brand new Galahad album for the first time ever was released in October 2022.





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....from the THE SAMURAI OF PROG official website




The Samurai of Prog (in fact a nickname of Marco) started as a project participating in Finnish Progressive Association Colossus's tribute box-sets produced by Marco. TSOP performed for the first time in Tuonen Tytär II in 2008. But, to be precise, TSOP got its final form shortly after that when Marco asked Kimmo to step in for the Italian Marillion-tribute recording. It was not many months before Steve was asked to join – and the permanent Finnish-Italian-US line-up was complete.



Doing music together was so rewarding that soon Marco came with an idea to do a full album. In fact, Steve and Kimmo had been composing music for their other bands, Resistor and Paidarion and for their solo albums, but for some reason TSOP's first two albums included mainly covers.



But there were originals all the way from the beginning as well: Besides Kimmo's The Promise, there was David Myers' Before The Lamia in Undercover (2011). In fact you could easily call David the fourth member of TSOP - as there has been at least one of his composition in each and every TSOP album ever since that.



By the time Secrets of Disguise (2013) came out Steve had composed an epic ”The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” for ”The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft”. However, maybe it was ”Sweet Iphigenia” that changed the course of TSOP and lead the way to performing original music instead of covers. Sweet Iphigenia was based on a Kimmo's simple barogesque melody, that was given a wonderful treatment and arrangement by Linus Kåse into something special.



Thus the idea of performing unreleased music (new of old) was born. That principle was pursued in The Imperial Hotel album (2014). It includes only originals – except the main track, which is based on a demo recording made by England in 1975. The big inspiration to include The Imperial Hotel- track was naturally the fact that we were happy to have Robert Webb from England's original line-up to join us. Robert's role was completed with his other track, Limoncello.



Maybe it is fair to say that The Imperial Hotel was a milestone for TSOP in many ways: besides moving aways from covers the groups own sound was better discovered because both the mixing and mastering were done by the group itself for the first time. Moreover, for a first time Ed Unitsky was involved with The Imperial Hotel and his works with TSOP have received a lot of positive response ever since after that. We have always felt that having great artwork and a proper package is essential part of our music, although it may not be so smart in these days of Spotify etc...



Even though TSOP's basic line-up has been the same in every album, we would not be here without our guests. They have played important role in every album. One reason why you don't hear so many songs by Marco, Steve or Kimmo is the the fact that especially our wonderful keyboardists (for example Octavio Stampalia, Linus Kåse, Stefan Renström Eduardo Garcia Saluena and Kerry Schacklett) have provided us with such a great compositions that it has been an honor to make them come alive.



Be it covers or originals, the basic idea of TSOP has been the same from the beginning: to make high-grade music with heart and feel - and by adding our own sound and touch there. There is a word for that: Samuraization. Alhough modern technology is sometimes utililised indeed, the music is still made and played by human beings, not machines.



So, thank you for joining us in this journey; a journey that is perhaps economically insane, but anyway a project which has given us friends all around the world – both musicians and listeners. Your feedback makes us very humble and grateful – and it certainly keeps us moving forward in this journey....





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Italian progressive rock has many excellent instrumentalists who have created many good level albums, unfortunately they have a weak point .. easy abandonments after just two albums and this situation does not create the conditions for having groups that can last many years and can with the time to reach the level of the Top bands of the progressive ....
and also for the Aliante we are in this umpteenth situation.
I arrive five years late to meet this group
which started with a formation of three artists with Bass Drums and Keyboards ....
and they have released two good level albums that I recommend you listen to "Forme Libere" and "Sul Confine" the first released in 2017 and the second released in 2019 ... you will find them both on youtube and of course it is above all a music that has the keyboards of the excellent
Enrico Filippi at the center of each track
but the pandemic blocks the project and when they get together to create the third album Enrico Filippi leaves the group and not to go to another group but certainly due to differences on the genre direction of the album and is still without a group:
I consider it an important loss because the following ones would certainly have been worthy of attention given the previous two ....
however Aliante change lineup and also the style of playing by adding a guitarist and a new keyboardist but they are still able to produce good tracks and that's why I include them in my best tracks of 2022
... even if I preferred them in the previous lineup, maybe they'll prove me wrong with the next album
In the meantime, I will keep keyboardist Enrico Filippi under control if he joins a new group




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ALIANTE are born from an idea of ​​bassist Alfonso Capasso.

Precisely on August 17, 2016, the drummer Jacopo Giusti receives a phone call from Alfonso who offers him a new, instrumental, trio formation "bass, drums and keyboards". Jacopo accepts immediately, eager for a new project of unreleased songs and also enthusiastic about returning to play together with Alfonso after so many years. The choice of a keyboard player immediately falls on Enrico Filippi, with whom they had a musical background from 2002 to 2004, while Alfonso and Jacopo have already played together since 1995.

The birth of this new project has always been based on the personal style of each of the three, who have channeled their musical experience, teaching and above all musical tastes, a combination that immediately embraced progressive, jazz-rock, improvisations typical of the 70s.

The first rehearsals immediately laid the foundations for the structures of the pieces, which arose at the very moment of the performance and in part from Enrico's ideas. The part that surprised the three musicians was the complete freedom that each one has and that they gave to the others. A mutual respect of ideas and music which in the end, defining it in detail, gave the trio the opportunity to define the final structure of the compositions.

In March 2017 Aliante entered the recording studio and at Riccardo Andreini's "L'Ottava Nota" they gave birth to their first album entitled "Free Forms" precisely in honor of collective compositional freedom. The disc was printed and distributed by Vannuccio Zanella's MP Records and met with unexpected success that surprised the musicians themselves. In one track there is the narrative voice of Serena Andreini, who reads the introductory text of the disc, written for the occasion by Alfonso.

Several concerts followed in the Tuscan area and in the rest of Italy, the most important of which, in 2018 at the Stazione della Birra in Rome, as an opening to the Le Orme concert.

In the meantime, a very important collaboration was born, through the owner of the MP Records label, between Aliante and Renzo Zenobi, a singer-songwriter whose curriculum boasts collaborations with Francesco De Gregori, Lucio Dalla, Ennio Morricone, Franco Battiato and many others. The project, destined to turn into Zenobi's current latest album entitled "Volando", saw the participation of Aliante as a studio band and actively involved in the delicate arrangements of the Roman singer-songwriter.

The album, released in 2018, also saw the participation in a piece by the pianist Arturo Stalteri. After this collaborative interlude, Aliante returned to writing the pieces for their second album, preferring more the compositions of the singles, then subsequently arranged by the whole band.

This is how "Sul Confine" was born, a more sought-after and less improvised album like the previous one, which also sees the presence in a piece of the violinist Marianna Vuocolo. Also this second work, still distributed by MP Records, had a notable success in terms of sales and fans of the progressive genre.

In January 2020 Aliante will perform an excellent concert in Milan for the presentation of the album.
The global pandemic interrupts live activity in general for all musical events.

The three then decide to compose new material, when suddenly Enrico Filippi abandons the project.
Alfonso and Jacopo after several auditions, decide to try a guitarist instead of keyboards.
Join the band, Davide Capitanio, guitarist with various experiences but above all a researcher of very particular sounds.

At the end of the same year, Aliante made their live debut in this new formation, gaining a collective consensus of great enthusiasm. During the concert, the band that opened the set for Aliante had a multi-instrumentalist in their ranks who immediately attracted the attention of the three. After the concert Michele Lenzi (keyboards, bassoon, flute and guitar) was asked to join Aliante. With Michele inside the band, the sound has moved towards an even more sophisticated progressive in terms of sounds and compositions.

The songs, once again born from individual ideas, unravel between melodies, psychedelic moments, fusions between guitar, keyboards and bassoon that have enriched the arrangements.

After about a year (with the due difficulties related to the Covid restrictions) at the beginning of 2022 Aliante returned to the studio, as always at Andreini's Ottava Nota, recording the much material composed in 2021. On the album there is a return to the feminine in terms of narration with Serena Andreini and to the violin with Marianna Vuocolo, both in a piece of the disc. The title of the new one is “Destinazioni oblique” and it is a long, new journey






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2022 Work in Progress..ive




These are my best tracks of 2022




Track Title-Group or Artist-Album

The Chosen Ones-LALU-Paint the Sky

Land of Green (part 1)-KARFAGEN-Land of Green and Gold

Jagannath-SIMON PHILLIPS-Protocol V

Alda-BREIDABLIK-Alduorka

Mrs Tibbets-JETHRO TULL-The Zealot Gene

Living For A Better Day-TIME HORIZON-Power Of Three

A Needle Tree-KARCIUS-Grey White Silver Yellow and Gold

No Still Moment-LIGHTHOUSE SPARROWS-Aerials

Little Pretty-STEVE VAI-Inviolate

The Elephants of Mars-JOE SATRIANI-The Elephants of Mars

Wilderness Excursion-KAIPA-Urskog

Changing Worlds-THE JOHN IRVINE BAND-Psychopomp

In 256 Zeichen-TANGERINE DREAM-Raum

Scissors-GHOST OF THE MACHINE-Scissorgames

Die Before You Wake-BEN CRAVEN-Monsters from the id

The Changes-THE TANGENT- Songs From The Hard Shoulder

The Myth of the Mostrophus-RYO OKUMOTO- The Myth Of The Mostrophus

The Odd Land Of Nod-PROPORTIONS- The Odd Land Of Nod

Harridan-PORCUPINE TREE- Closure/Continuation

Heroic Materials-COSMOGRAF- Heroic Materials

The Continuum-DJAM KARET-Island In The Red Night Sky

Der Hauch Des Lebens-KLAUS SCHULZE-Deus Arrakis

Under The Microscope-ARENA-The Theory of Molecular Inheritance

Better Life-DAVE KERZNER -The Traveler

It's Love-GLASS HAMMER -At the Gate

Confusion-PYMLICO-Supermassive

Anthem to the Phoenix Star-THE SAMURAI OF PROG-Anthem To The Phoenix Star

Omega Lights-GALAHAD-The Last Great Adventurer

Il Mondo Di Fronte-ALIANTE-Destinazioni Oblique






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"INNER PROSPEKT" or Alessandro Di Benedetti multi-instrumentalist with a preference for keyboards that I have been following for many years with a long discography, I thought he was the classic lone wolf closed in his recording studio in the center of Rome immersed in a room full of instruments to be recorded on tracks to then arrive at the creation of his solo albums ....
and instead today looking for information on Alessandro I discover that he created his own group Mad Crayon and released 4 albums from 1994 until the last one in 2020 all of a good level that I started listening to, the best according to the critics should be "PREDA" which is ' also featured on Aural Moon
and not only .... many of the keyboards of the last eight albums
from 2019 to 2022 of "THE SAMURAI OF PROG" until
to the album "The Spaghetti Epic 4" are by Alessandro Di Benedetti.
From his last solo album "GREY ORIGIN" I have chosen "The Machinery" to include it in the best tracks of 2022.






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Hi friends


2022 Work in Progress..ive




These are my best tracks of 2022




Track Title-Group or Artist-Album

The Chosen Ones-LALU-Paint the Sky

Land of Green (part 1)-KARFAGEN-Land of Green and Gold

Jagannath-SIMON PHILLIPS-Protocol V

Alda-BREIDABLIK-Alduorka

Mrs Tibbets-JETHRO TULL-The Zealot Gene

Living For A Better Day-TIME HORIZON-Power Of Three

A Needle Tree-KARCIUS-Grey White Silver Yellow and Gold

No Still Moment-LIGHTHOUSE SPARROWS-Aerials

Little Pretty-STEVE VAI-Inviolate

The Elephants of Mars-JOE SATRIANI-The Elephants of Mars

Wilderness Excursion-KAIPA-Urskog

Changing Worlds-THE JOHN IRVINE BAND-Psychopomp

In 256 Zeichen-TANGERINE DREAM-Raum

Scissors-GHOST OF THE MACHINE-Scissorgames

Die Before You Wake-BEN CRAVEN-Monsters from the id

The Changes-THE TANGENT- Songs From The Hard Shoulder

The Myth of the Mostrophus-RYO OKUMOTO- The Myth Of The Mostrophus

The Odd Land Of Nod-PROPORTIONS- The Odd Land Of Nod

Harridan-PORCUPINE TREE- Closure/Continuation

Heroic Materials-COSMOGRAF- Heroic Materials

The Continuum-DJAM KARET-Island In The Red Night Sky

Der Hauch Des Lebens-KLAUS SCHULZE-Deus Arrakis

Under The Microscope-ARENA-The Theory of Molecular Inheritance

Better Life-DAVE KERZNER -The Traveler

It's Love-GLASS HAMMER -At the Gate

Confusion-PYMLICO-Supermassive

Anthem to the Phoenix Star-THE SAMURAI OF PROG-Anthem To The Phoenix Star

Omega Lights-GALAHAD-The Last Great Adventurer

Il Mondo Di Fronte-ALIANTE-Destinazioni Oblique

The Machinery-INNER PROSPEKT-Grey Origin






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....DEREK SHERINIAN Biography from Progarchives.com




Derek Sherinian biography
Born August 25, 1966 (Laguna Beach, California, USA)

DEREK SHERINIAN is an American keyboardist well known for a prolific recording and touring career, and has played as a side man to numerous musicians on tour, many very well known in the rock industry, such as BILLY IDOL, ALIC COOPER, ALICE IN CHAINS, and others. In the studio, he can be found on records from many bands, both his and others' projects, such as DREAM THEATER , PLANET X , PLATYPUS , and others. In conjunction with this, he has had an active solo career for over a decade, producing hard-hitting jazz rock albums with a metal edge. Many often feature famous guest musicians that he'd toured with.

SHERINIAN began playing piano at age five. He received a scholarship to the esteemed Berklee College of Music while in high school, and he went on to room and meet with many soon-to-be-famous musicians, such as future MEGADETH and SAVATAGE guitarist Al PITERLI, and the three founding members of DREAM THEATER. After leaving Boston, SHERINIAN made his first success in touring with ALICE COOPER in 1989. He went on to tour with many bands during that period.

In 1994, SHERINIAN was called by his former schoolmates John PETRUCCI, John MYUNG, and Mike PORTNOY to ask him to replace former keyboardist Kevin MOORE during their 1994 "Waking up the World" tour in support of their third studio album "Awake." After a successful tour (despite singer James LaBRIE's wrecked vocal chords during the tour), the band asked him to remain as their permanent keyboardist. He went on to record the "A Change of Seasons" EP, "Falling into Infinity," and "Once in a LIVEtime" with the band, before being asked to leave the band. He was replaced with Jordan RUDESS, whose style the band thought would better suit their music.

After his stint with DREAM THEATER, SHERINIAN went on to begin a prolific recording career. Beginning in 1998 with he, John MYUNG (of DREAM THEATE, Rod MORGENSTEIN (of DIXIE DREGS), and Ty TABOR (of KING'S X) began the recording project PLATYPUS and released two albums, "When Pus Comes to Shove" in 1998 and "Ice Cycles" in 2000, after which the band broke up (only to reform under the moniker THE JELLY JAM without SHERINIAN).

This was followed finally by the genesis of his solo career. His first solo album was titled "Planet X" and was released in 1999. He recorded the spacey, metallic jazz rock album in collaboration with drummer Virgil DONATI. The album led to SHERINIAN and DONATI forming a side project of the same name making similar music to the album. "Planet X" was followed by "Inertia" in 2001, which featured a very similar style. 2003 saw the release of "Black Utopia," which was a much darker and metallic album, with the obvious jazz rock foundation still present. "Mythology" was released in 2004 and had a stronger jazz fusion feel than his other albums. The album featured a number of fusion and rock legends, such as Alan HOLDSWORTH, Jerry GOODMAN, and others. 2006 saw "Blood of the Snake" be released, which was a much more metal-heavy album, lacking the distinct jazz edge of his other albums. Appearances from musicians such as Zakk WYLDE, John PETRUCCI, SLASH, and other metal musicians accentuate this theme. SHERINIAN released his sixth studio album, "Molecular Heinosity," in 2009, which continued the style of "Blood of the Snake with a jazzier edge. 2011 saw the release of "Oceana," which was a more laid back jazz rock/metal album, seeming to be a slight return to his roots.

SHERINIAN plays in a style very akin to a guitar playing, often turning his keyboard at a reflexive angle as so he can play like a guitar. He cites influences ranging from Jan HAMMER to Keith EMERSON to Steve VAI and Alan HOLDSWORTH. His dynamic style has gained him a considerable amount of praise and respect in the music world. With his current track record, one can assume fans can expect more quality SHERINIAN music for a long time.






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Hi friends


2022 Work in Progress..ive




These are my best tracks of 2022




Track Title-Group or Artist-Album

The Chosen Ones-LALU-Paint the Sky

Land of Green (part 1)-KARFAGEN-Land of Green and Gold

Jagannath-SIMON PHILLIPS-Protocol V

Alda-BREIDABLIK-Alduorka

Mrs Tibbets-JETHRO TULL-The Zealot Gene

Living For A Better Day-TIME HORIZON-Power Of Three

A Needle Tree-KARCIUS-Grey White Silver Yellow and Gold

No Still Moment-LIGHTHOUSE SPARROWS-Aerials

Little Pretty-STEVE VAI-Inviolate

The Elephants of Mars-JOE SATRIANI-The Elephants of Mars

Wilderness Excursion-KAIPA-Urskog

Changing Worlds-THE JOHN IRVINE BAND-Psychopomp

In 256 Zeichen-TANGERINE DREAM-Raum

Scissors-GHOST OF THE MACHINE-Scissorgames

Die Before You Wake-BEN CRAVEN-Monsters from the id

The Changes-THE TANGENT- Songs From The Hard Shoulder

The Myth of the Mostrophus-RYO OKUMOTO- The Myth Of The Mostrophus

The Odd Land Of Nod-PROPORTIONS- The Odd Land Of Nod

Harridan-PORCUPINE TREE- Closure/Continuation

Heroic Materials-COSMOGRAF- Heroic Materials

The Continuum-DJAM KARET-Island In The Red Night Sky

Der Hauch Des Lebens-KLAUS SCHULZE-Deus Arrakis

Under The Microscope-ARENA-The Theory of Molecular Inheritance

Better Life-DAVE KERZNER -The Traveler

It's Love-GLASS HAMMER -At the Gate

Confusion-PYMLICO-Supermassive

Anthem to the Phoenix Star-THE SAMURAI OF PROG-Anthem To The Phoenix Star

Omega Lights-GALAHAD-The Last Great Adventurer

Il Mondo Di Fronte-ALIANTE-Destinazioni Oblique

The Machinery-INNER PROSPEKT-Grey Origin

Aurora Australis-DEREK SHERINIAN-Vortex





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