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Old 01-23-2022, 11:51 AM
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2022 Work in Progress..ive

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Hi friends


2022 Work in Progress..ive


The best songs of 2022 as new albums come out

one track per group or artist ...

which can change over the course of 12 months and which can too

be replaced by better songs than other artists


at the end of the year it will be easier to create

the favorite playlist of 2022




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the background image I chose because I would like it to
represent in the first half the last six months with the virus
to return in the second half of the year in color and normal life ...
as well as for the spectacle that the infinite galaxies
are capable of giving.

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LALU


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Biography from the official LALU website


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2022 Work in Progress..ive




These are my best tracks of 2022



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The Chosen Ones-LALU-Paint the Sky

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Great album, so many tracks that deserve attention



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The Chosen Ones-LALU

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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


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Land of Green (part 1)-KARFAGEN
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Jazz Rock / Fusion had its best moment in the 70s .. 80s and then faded
away until a few years ago where it began to give strong signs of rebirth
and is welcome ... a genre that has always fascinated me that has
always involved with great skills ... Simon Philipps is certainly one of
these who did not miss a beat in his solo career ... 6 albums all of
an excellent level and with this Protocol V does not contradict ...
7 tracks that they should all be chosen as the best of the album and
that is why I will choose one but it will not be my definitive choice and certainly an album that must not be missing for those who love the genre.



Biography from Progarchives website


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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


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Here is the YouTube version


Jagannath-SIMON PHILLIPS

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Breidablik in mythology is the abode of Baldr, second son of Odin and
deity of benevolence .... and under this name we find the Norwegian
multi-instrumentalist Morten Birkeland Nielsenl whom I have followed
since his first composition, it is not easy to find news about this multi-instrumentalist who is inspired by the "Berlin school of electronic music" together with his band he is continually improving his compositions until
he arrives at ALDUORKA his latest album where he reaches his maximum
by returning the sounds and style of the first Tangerine Dream with
skilful management and superposition of the oscillators all in a fusion
of guitar and synthesizers, an artist who deserves to be highlighted
but who does not seek success, releases his first albums on cassettes
and we are in 2017 not 1970 for a limited number in addition to digital download and only recently have they forced him to publish vinyls and
CDs that have been produced in a few hundred e of course already finished


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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


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Alda-BREIDABLIK

https://breidablik.bandcamp.com/track/alda



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Old 04-05-2022, 06:19 AM
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JETHRO TULL & IAN ANDERSON BIOGRAPHY


Early in 1968, a group of young British musicians, born from the ashes of various failed regional bands gathered together in hunger, destitution and modest optimism in Luton, to the north of London. With a common love of Blues and an appreciation, between them, of various other music forms, they started to win over a small but enthusiastic audience in the various pubs and clubs of Southern England. The breakthrough came when they were offered the Thursday night residency at London’s famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street, Soho.



The early Jethro Tull released their first Blues-oriented album, This Was, in the latter part of 1968 before moving on to more home-grown and eclectic efforts in 1969 with Stand Up and a flurry of single releases, including Living In The Past, in the UK market.

Benefit, Aqualung, and Thick As A Brick followed and the band’s success grew internationally. Various band members came and went, but the charismatic front man and composer, flautist and singer Ian Anderson continued to lead the group through its various musical incarnations.

Jethro Tull were, by the mid-seventies, one of the most successful live performing acts on the world stage, rivalling Zeppelin, Elton John and even the Rolling Stones. Surprising, really, for a group whose more sophisticated and evolved stylistic extravagance was far from the Pop and Rock norm of that era.

With now some 30-odd albums to their credit and sales totalling more than 60 million, the apparently uncommercial Tull have continued to travel near and far to fans across the world.

After fifty years at the bottom, at the top and various points in between, the Tull repertoire is still performed typically more than a hundred concerts each year by Ian Anderson on his continuing tours throughout the world. Ian remains at the centre of a group of sometimes changing but highly capable – indeed excellent – musicians.

The line up for 2022 is:
Ian Anderson: Flute, vocals & acoustic guitar
Joe Parrish-James: Guitar & vocals
Scott Hammond: Drums
John O’Hara: Keyboards & vocals
David Goodier: Bass guitar & vocals

The band continue to delight audiences everywhere and present the ongoing legacy of Tull’s music with its rich variety and depth of expression wherever the fans, young and old, want to hear Rock, Folk, Jazz and Classical-inspired music for grown-ups.

Ian Anderson, known throughout the world of rock music as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, celebrates his 53rd year as a recording and performing musician in 2022.

Ian was born in 1947 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. After attending primary school in Edinburgh, his family relocated to Blackpool in the north of England in 1959. Following a traditional Grammar school education, he moved on to Art college to study fine art before deciding on an attempt at a musical career.

Tull formed in 1968 out of the amalgamation of the John Evan Band and McGregor’s Engine, two blues-based local UK groups.
After a lengthy career, Jethro Tull has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies since the band first performed at London’s famous Marquee Club in February 1968.

After undertaking more than 3000 concerts in 40 countries throughout five decades, Tull has played typically 100-plus concerts each year to longstanding, as well as new fans worldwide. He continues to celebrate the catalogue of Jethro Tull along with the latest 2022 release, The Zealot Gene, with various dates in the USA and elsewhere in the world.

Widely recognized as the man who introduced the flute to rock music, Ian Anderson remains the crowned exponent of the popular and rock genres of flute playing. So far, no pretender to the throne has stepped forward. Ian also plays ethnic flutes and whistles together with acoustic guitar and the mandolin family of instruments, providing the acoustic textures which has been an integral part of most of the Tull repertoire.

Anderson has so far recorded seven diverse solo albums in his career: 1983’s “Walk Into Light”, the flute instrumental “Divinities” album for EMI’s Classical Music Division in 1995 which reached number one in the relevant Billboard chart, the acoustic collections of songs, “The Secret Language of Birds”, and “Rupi’s Dance”. In a more progressive rock context he recorded “Thick As A Brick 2” in 2012 and “Homo Erraticus” in 2014. Released in 2017, the classically inspired album “Jethro Tull – The String Quartets” with the Carducci Quartet reached number one in the Billboard Classical Charts.

Anderson lives on a farm in the southwest of England where he has a recording studio and office. He has been married for 42 years to Shona who is also an active director of their music and other companies. They have two children – James and Gael – and three grandchildren.

His hobbies include the growing of many varieties of hot chile peppers, the study and conservation of the 26 species of small wildcats of the world and the appreciation of mechanical watches, fountain pens and vintage cameras. He reluctantly admits to owning digital cameras and scanners for his work on the photographic promotional images related to Tull as well as his solo career.

In 2006, he was awarded a Doctorate in Literature from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, the Ivor Award for International Achievement in Music and, in the New Years Honours List 2008, an MBE for services to music. In 2011, he received another Doctorate in Literature from Dundee University.

Ian owns no fast car, never having taken a driving test, and has a wardrobe of singularly uninspiring and drab leisurewear. He still keeps a couple of off-road competition motorcycles, a few sporting guns and a saxophone which he promises never to play again.

He declares a lifelong commitment to music as a profession, being far too young to hang up his hat or his flute, although the tights and codpiece have long since been consigned to some forgotten bottom drawer.



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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





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Mrs Tibbets-JETHRO TULL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TchQCscdvEA


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TOUR JETHRO TULL DATES

tour dates.pdf

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Old 04-05-2022, 09:46 AM
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TIME HORIZON BIOGRAPHY from official website

Time Horizon is based in Northern California and is musically influenced by several symphonic progressive rock bands such as Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Kansas, Toto, Pink Floyd, Styx, Saga, UK and Brand X.

The band originated with the meeting of Ralph Otteson (keyboards/background vocals) and Bruce Gaetke (lead vocals/drums). After working together on a project for a few weeks the two decided to form a new band. With new members Dave Dickerson (lead/rhythm guitar) and Steve Gourley (bass guitar), they began writing original music.

Along the journey, members have changed but the mission remains constant. Energized with members Allen White (bass guitar) and Dave Miller (lead/rhythm guitar/keyboards), Time Horizon is again pleased to announce additions of David Bradley Mau (front man/lead vocals/keyboards) and Michael Gregory (lead/rhythm guitar/background vocals).

In 2011, Time Horizon released their debut CD “Living Water.” The CD melds together stylized lyrics of faith, as well as refined symphonic music and instrumentals, to bring together the positive inspired sound of Time Horizon. With standout tracks like “Life Fantastic,” the music of Time Horizon will appeal to a broad range of music lovers.

Time Horizon’s second CD, released under Melodic Revolutions Records, titled “Transitions” was mixed by Billy Sherwood of the band Yes. The album is named Transitions because it is a transitional album conveying “from what was, into what can be.” The band’s desire was to use Transitions to make an impact on the world with a positive message of hope, peace and the revelation of what our purpose in this life is truly about.

Now with the addition of our new members, the third CD “Power of Three” has been release as of 2.22.2022. This, being the third album put forth by Time Horizon, is an evolution of our message going forward.



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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



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Living For A Better Day-TIME HORIZON

https://timehorizon.bandcamp.com/tra...a-better-day-2



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From www.progarchives.com


From alainPP information about Karcius and the latest album
Karcius biography & Album.pdf

I chose "A Needle Tree" from the latest KARCIUS
album "Gray White Silver Yellow and Gold"



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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


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From Official Website

BIOGRAPHY.pdf


I chose "No Still Moment" from the latest
LIGHTHOUSE SPARROWS album "Aerials"



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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



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No Still Moment-LIGHTHOUSE SPARROWS
https://lighthousesparrows.bandcamp....o-still-moment



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Biography

Steve Vai


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Steven Siro Vai (/vaɪ/; born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer. A three-time Grammy Award winner and fifteen-time nominee,[1] Vai started his music career in 1978 at the age of eighteen as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa,[2] and played in Zappa's band from 1980 to 1983.[1] He embarked on a solo career in 1983 and has released eight solo albums to date.[3] He has recorded and toured with Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, and Whitesnake, as well as recording with artists such as Public Image Ltd, Mary J. Blige, Spinal Tap, and Alice Cooper. Additionally, Vai has toured with live-only acts G3, Zappa Plays Zappa, and the Experience Hendrix tour, as well as headlining international tours.[4]

Vai has been described as a "highly individualistic player" and part of a generation of "heavy rock and metal virtuosi who came to the fore in the 1980s".[5] He released his first solo album Flex-Able in 1984, while his most successful release, Passion and Warfare (1990), was described as "the richest and best hard rock guitar-virtuoso album of the '80s".[6] He was voted the "10th Greatest Guitarist" by Guitar World magazine,[7] and has sold over 15 million records.[1][8]

Steve has Italian origins: his grandparents were Lomellini, precisely from the Taccona farmhouse in the municipality of Dorno in the province of Pavia (on 22 July 2012 he was awarded honorary citizenship in the same municipality) and from there they emigrated to the United States of America.

Vai is known for his guitar instrumental music, which he composes, performs and produces himself, but has also performed on recordings for several other rock / metal artists and bands. In 1979 he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he got noticed by the legendary rock guitarist Frank Zappa, who hired him first in the role of transcriber of scores and later as performer of his most complex pieces, pieces that required great technical skills.
Career
Steve Vai in Malibu in 2017

In 1985 he replaced Yngwie Malmsteen as lead guitar in Graham Bonnet's Alcatrazz, with whom he recorded the album Disturbing the Peace. From 1986 to 1989 he played for David Lee Roth, recording the albums Eat 'Em and Smile (1986) and Skyscraper (1988). In 1989 and 1990 he replaced the injured Adrian Vandenberg in Whitesnake, one of the British rock legends, shortly before they began recording the album and the world tour for Slip of the Tongue. Vandenberg injured his wrist trying some exercises he found in a book.

Steve Vai continues to play concerts regularly, both with his band and with his friend and former guitar teacher, like him Grammy Award winner, Joe Satriani, in the concert series called G3 which began in 1996. The music of Steve Vai is featured in several films. He himself appeared on the big screen in a 1986 film with Ralph Macchio titled Mississippi Adventure (Crossroads, by Walter Hill), in which he played Jack Butler, a demon-inspired guitarist. In the film's highlight, Vai engages in a guitar duel with Macchio. The part of the latter is voiced by Vai himself, while the "slide guitar" part is played by Ry Cooder as admitted by an interview with Steve Vai.

The pseudo-classical-baroque composition in thirty-second (titled Eugene's Trick Bag) with which Macchio wins the competition was written by Vai, which was heavily based on Capriccio Op.1 # 5 by Niccolò Paganini, and has become one of the songs preferred by many apprentice guitarists. Vai won a Grammy Award in 1991. He also performed on the soundtrack of John Carpenter's Ghosts from Mars along with Anthrax and Buckethead. He was also called by the well-known drummer Gregg Bissonette, to compose and record some songs (such as Common Road). While Vai's contribution to other people's material has been limited by the rock or heavy-rock style of the bands he has played for, his music from time to time seems to evoke esotericism.

Vai is an acclaimed music producer: he owns two recording studios, "The mother ship" and "The harmony hut", and his recordings combine his distinctive skill in new compositions with a considerable use of effects in the recording phase. Steve Vai owns Favored Nations, a recording and publishing company specializing in caring for new talent or high profile artists from around the world.
Private life

Vai has two children, Julian Angel and Fire, and is married to Pia Maiocco (former bassist of the hair metal band Vixen). Steve likes to keep bees, which regularly produce honey that Steve sells for charity every year through his website ("The Fire Garden Honey").
Instrumentation
Steve Vai in Madrid in 2004

Vai has been an endorser for Ibanez since 1986: in 1987 his signature model, the Ibanez JEM, arrived on the market, while in 1990 the company created a 7-string guitar, the Universe, with the same characteristics as the JEM but without a handle. The Universe went out of production after only two years, only to be resumed in 1997.

His favorite guitar, used several times live and in the studio since 1993, is a prototype of JEM7VWH which he called "EVO": this guitar was given to him to test what were then prototypes of DiMarzio Evolution pickups (hence EVO); he also owns a custom heart shaped guitar with three necks, the "Ultra Zone" visible on the cover of the album of the same name and a white three neck JEM.
Style

Considered a luminary of the guitar, he is particularly appreciated not only for his extraordinary technique but also for the expressiveness of his solos.

His style is characterized by a great command of the legate and in the use of the tremolo lever, with which he is able to literally make his guitar "talk" and "laugh" (as in the intro of Yankee Rose of the album Eat 'Em and Smile with David Lee Roth).

Zappa's musical world has definitely influenced Vai's guitar peculiarities and his conception of dissonances and their insertion within the scales, as well as the introduction of noises and voices into the pieces. Another of Steve's most used techniques is tapping, which he uses both in its most classic form (2-3 fingers) and in its more complex form (4-5 fingers), just think at the beginning of the song Building the Church .



I chose "Little Pretty" from the latest
STEVE VAI album "Inviolate"




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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




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Little Pretty-STEVE VAI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8H4...mEiyez&index=3



Teeth of the Hydra-STEVE VAI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46qjDJ0lLdE



GOOD LISTENING


Steve Vai's Wild Guitar Collection | Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyivuwYQhbw



TOUR DATES & AWARDS STEVE VAI.pdf

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Biography

JOE SATRIANI


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Joe Satriani is the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer, with six gold and platinum discs to his credit (including one more gold award for the debut album by his band Chickenfoot), and sales in excess of 10 million copies. Satriani's 19th studio album, The Elephants of Mars, crackles with an exciting new energy, briskly traveling through stylistic roads that feel freshly updated, viewed through new eyes. Forced time away from the road due to the pandemic, allowed for time to deliver an album length journey that never dulls.

Since September 18, 1970 (the day his idol Jimi Hendrix passed away), Satriani has dedicated himself to the artistry of the instrument. While still a teenager in his hometown of Westbury, New York, he taught guitar to another budding six-string hopeful, Steve Vai. A few years later, Satriani moved to San Francisco and played guitar in a popular new wave band, The Squares, and briefly joined The Greg Kihn Band before the release of "Not Of This Earth".

Satriani’s reputation was already growing in guitar circles – along with Vai, some of his other students were Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Testament’s Alex Skolnick – but in 1987, he broke through to the masses with his second studio full-length, "Surfing With The Alien", a massive seller (it hit No. 29 on the Billboard 200) that included the radio hits “Satch Boogie” and the title track. The success of that album caught the attention of Mick Jagger, who asked Satriani to be his lead guitarist on his first-ever solo tour, in 1988.

As a live performer, Satriani has toured the world with each new release (his last concert tour for 2013’s "Unstoppable Momentum" saw the guitarist touch down in 32 countries). In 1993, he joined Deep Purple as a temporary replacement for Ritchie Blackmore during a Japanese tour. In 1996, Satriani founded the multi-guitarist traveling experience called G3, which has seen him share stages with Vai, Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robert Fripp, among others. And starting in 2009, Satriani traversed the globe again as a member of Chickenfoot. The all-star band (which also includes singer Sammy Hagar, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith) has issued two albums, their debut and 2011’s follow-up, "Chickenfoot III".

Satriani’s solo discography includes a host of classics, including 1989’s "Flying In A Blue Dream", "The Extremist" from 1992, "Is There Love In Space?" (2004) and 2010’s "Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards". His 15 Grammy nominations have been for songs such as “Always With Me, Always With You,” “The Crush Of Love,” and “Summer Song,” as well as full albums like "Surfing With The Alien", "The Extremist" and "Super Colossal".

Satriani has appeared in motion pictures such as Christopher Guest’s 2006 release, "For Your Consideration", and the 2011 Brad Pitt starrer, "Moneyball". Through the years, he has designed and endorsed guitars, amplifiers and effects pedals for Ibanez, Marshall and Vox. His JS Series of guitars through Ibanez has been one of the company’s most popular and consistent sellers.



Joe Satriani ... always great ... with an unrivaled creativity ... many successful albums ... very generous in inserting almost always many tracks .... from this latest album I have chosen
The Elephants of Mars which is also the title of the album





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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




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TRACK LISTING
01. Sahara 04:36
02. The Elephants of Mars 05:21
03. Faceless 04:48
04. Blue Foot Groovy 05:09
05. Tension and Release 05:49
06. Sailing the Seas of Ganymede 05:58
07. Doors of Perception 03:17
08. E 104th St NYC 1973 05:37
09. Pumpin' 03:22
10. Dance of the Spores 06:19
11. Night Scene 04:33
12. Through a Mother's Day Darkly 04:12
13. 22 Memory Lane 04:12
14. Desolation 03:20



MUSICIANS
Joe Satriani - guitars, keyboards
Kenny Aronoff - drums
Bryan Beller - bass
Rai Thistlethwayte - keyboards
Eric Caudieux - keyboards
Ned Evett - spoken word
Produced by Eric Caudieux



Engineered and Edited by Eric Caudieux at Chateau Faf Acton, CA
Additional recording by: Joe Satriani at Studio 21, San Francisco, Bryan Beller at Sweetwater Studios, Agua Dulce, CA, Rai Thistlethwayte all over Australia and Tasmania.
Drums recorded by Eric Caudieux at Uncommon Studios Los Angeles, CA
Mixed and Mastered by Greg Koller at The Apex Studio Los Angeles, CA
Art Direction, Design & Photo Illustration by Todd Gallopo at Meat and Potatoes
Portrait Photography by Eduardo Peña Dolhun
All songs written by Joe Satriani
Published by Strange Beautiful Music/ASCAP/Kobalt
(c) & (p) 2021 except the following: "Sahara", "The Elephants of Mars" and "Desolation" written by Joe Satriani and Eric Caudiex, and "Through A Mother's Day Darkly" written by Joe Satriani (Strange Beautiful Music/ASCAP/Kobalt), Eric Caudiex, and Ned Evett (Rinstown Music/ASCAP)





The Elephants of Mars-JOE SATRIANI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXHmPuqqSZ8





Sahara-JOE SATRIANI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMqn8h3kJzg




GOOD LISTENING




TOUR DATES JOE SATRIANI.pdf

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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




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The John Irvine Band was formed in the summer of 2011, in Edinburgh. Contemporary classical composition no longer held my interest as it once did – it was time to return to the music I loved the most – jazz-rock.

Much of my listening, over the course of my life, has been devoted the great fusion players of the past 40 years: Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays, Gary Burton, Allan Holdsworth, Bill Connors, Jan Garbarek, John Scofield, Weather Report etc. – and I wanted to reflect what I’d learned from them and, hopefully, add something new to the genre. So, in 2010 I began to write music for a guitar trio setting – the result became ‘Wait & See’ (2011).

Two more albums followed in this jazz-rock vein ‘Next Stop’ (2013) and ‘Metaphysical Attractions’ (2018) until I decided to add a more progressive rock element to the music resulting in ‘The Machinery Of The Heavens’ (2020).

All four albums have received overwhelming critical acclaim and plaudits from many magazines and websites. Several tracks have been played on internet and terra firma radio stations, such as: La Villa Strangiato, The Prog Rock Palace, Xymphonia, El Ritorno Del Gigante, Canvas Prog Hour, Friday Night Progressive and many more. I was delighted when ‘Metaphysical Attractions’ was awarded 3rd place in the Fusion category in the 2019 Friday Night Progressive ‘IndeProg’ Awards.

Both ‘Wait & See’ and ‘Next Stop’ were recorded with the same band lineup: myself: Guitars, Keyboards, Alan Emslie: Drums, Percussion and Doug Kemp: Bass. ‘Metaphysical Attractions’ featured a new line-up: renowned Scottish drummer Rich Kass on Drums, Rob Ironside on Sax and Gwen Kelso on flute. The fourth album ‘The Machinery Of The Heavens’ featured the ‘DUO Mk.I’ lineup of me and Rich Kass.

‘Psychopomp’ (2022) will see another new drummer in the JIB ‘hot seat’ (as Rich Kass was unavailable at the time to do the sessions in Novemeber of 2021) – Calum McIntyre. Thus creating a DUO Mk.II lineup!




JOHN IRVINE BAND ... from this
latest album "Psychopomp"
I have chosen Changing Worlds





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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




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TANGERINE DREAM


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https://www.tangerinedreammusic.com/...story+extended





TANGERINE DREAM ... from this
latest album "RAUM"
I have chosen In 256 Zeichen




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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




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In 256 Zeichen-TANGERINE DREAM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9yXrfiuQ9M


GOOD LISTENING





TOUR DATES

2 Jun. 2022 Amsterdam(NL) Poppodium Q-Factory
4 Jun, 2022 Brussels(BE) Le Botanique
29 Jul 2022 Siracusa(IT) Ortigia Festival
19 Aug 2022 REICHENBACH/VOGTLAND (DE) ArtRock Festival
04 Sep 2022 Veruno(IT) 2 Days Prog
11 Nov 2023 Great Yarmouth(UK) Camp HRH

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GHOST OF THE MACHINE


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A NEW MELODIC PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND FROM YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND

Ghost Of The Machine formed in January 2021 when five former members of This Winter Machine — Graham Garbett (guitars), Mark Hagan (keyboards and piano), Stuart McAuley (bass, Moog pedals and Mellotron), Andy Milner (drums) and Scott Owens (guitars) — joined forces with Charlie Bramald (flautist for Nova Cascade, and former lead vocalist for all-eras prog tribute Harmony of Spheres).

Taking the best elements from their previous endeavours and key influences such as Rush, Marillion and Genesis, while pushing forward in a heavier, adventurous and exciting direction, Ghost Of The Machine spent its first year writing and recording its debut album Scissorgames. With the album complete, Ghost of the Machine is now gearing up for the release and accompanying performances, ready to bring its powerful six-piece sound and thrilling, theatrical live show to a stage near you in 2022.

There's no doubting the pedigree of Ghost Of The Machine; its respective members achieved critical acclaim with their contributions to The Man Who Never Was (2017) and A Tower Of Clocks (2019) under the This Winter Machine banner, and Nova Cascade's releases such as A Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows (2019) and Back From The Brink (2021) were warmly received by the progressive music community. The band is confident that Scissorgames will similarly find favour with fans both old and new.

Collectively, the band members' live résumés are impeccable, having supported the likes of Marillion and Magnum over their music careers, and appearing at the major prog festivals and headlining popular venues while with This Winter Machine. A curious footnote to add is that the exact Ghost Of The Machine line-up appeared as This Winter Machine at The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton on 7 December 2019, with Bramald stepping in on vocals for one night only, sharing duties with Claire Owens. The success of this show paved the way for Bramald's invitation to join Ghost Of The Machine just over a year later.

Ghost Of The Machine made their live debut at the Corporation, Sheffield on 12 May 2022, supporting the incredible IT. On 16 May 2022, the debut single Mountain was released, ahead of Scissorgames which launched
on 3 June 2022.




First Album of GHOST OF THE MACHINE
I chose the first track Scissors from the Scissorgames album





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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




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1. Scissors 17:23
2. Mountain 07:50
3. Just For Reference 05:33
4. January's Child 07:37
5. Mercury Rising (Parts I and II) 08:42
6. Dead To Me 04:48
7. Scissors (Reprise) 10:37



released June 3, 2022

Written and performed by Ghost Of The Machine

Charlie Bramald - Lead Vocals and Flute
Graham Garbett - Guitars and Backing Vocals
Mark Hagan - Keyboards, Piano and Mellotron
Stuart McAuley - Bass, Moog Pedals and Mellotron
Andy Milner - Drums
Scott Owens - Guitars

Produced, recorded and mixed by Bob Cooper at The Chairworks
Mastered by Grant Berry
Cover art by Claudia Caranfa



With over an hour of melodic progressive rock to enjoy, Scissorgames
will appeal to fans of Marillion, Rush, Dream Theater and Genesis.







Scissors-GHOST OF THE MACHINE
https://ghostofthemachine.bandcamp.com/track/scissors



Scissors (Reprise) -GHOST OF THE MACHINE
https://ghostofthemachine.bandcamp.c...issors-reprise


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Ben Craven ... you can say all the best about him ... self-taught begins trying to participate in bands that do not appreciate his compositions and after several attempts he fortunately decides to abandon them to their fate since they did not have understood the luck that had happened to him ... in Italy they say .... better alone than badly accompanied .... and today he composes, produces and plays all the instruments and the result is an excellent symphonic progressive rock and in addition to label with which he is defined "grandson of Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson" but I also add some techniques to use the keyboards of Dave Kerzner in short, a truly top music and the track I have chosen will participate in the choice of the best track of the 2022 ..... the album cover entrusted to Roger Dean who contributed to give an extra touch to the successes of Yes and I hope that the same will happen for the next albums for this excellent musician.
.... from the MONSTERS FROM THE ID album
.... the track I chose is Die Before You Wake





ABOUT

BEN CRAVEN


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Ben Craven is a cinematic progressive-rock artist from Brisbane, Australia.

He likes to make records.

Immersed as a toddler in the era of big prog rock, Craven taught himself guitar and keyboards and joined a series of bands. None of them made it and none of them remotely played the kind of music that had been burned into his mainframe as a kid.

Nonetheless, the songs he wrote accumulated steadily. In 2005, Craven dispensed entirely with the band approach and recorded his debut album, Two False Idols under the name of Tunisia. The result was a work of incredible maturity, with influences ranging from Pink Floyd and Brian Wilson to the likes of Bernard Herrmann and John Barry.

As Craven worked the album it became painfully obvious that the music business was in the midst of a sea change, and most of the old guard didn’t seem to realise they were the cause. Very quickly he took an anti-DRM stance and released the live acoustic EP Under Deconstruction as a high-quality free download.

Craven stepped up a gear for his sophomore album, Great & Terrible Potions. Delivering on the cinematic promise of Two False Idols, Potions went widescreen as Craven blurred the boundaries between conventional songs and orchestral soundtracks. Augmented by a stunning cover designed by legendary artist Roger Dean (Yes, Uriah Heep, Asia), Potions was dense, complicated and unashamedly pretentious – everything a good prog rock album should be! Or, to put it another way, Craven sounded exactly like someone revelling in the creative freedom that came only from not worrying about what others wanted, and delivering what he felt instead.

His 2016 album, Last Chance To Hear, was a stunning triumphant musical masterpiece of progressive rock. The grandness of the album suggested it was performed by a five or six-piece band. Craven explained, “In keeping with the idea of the album as an endangered species, the new album’s title is Last Chance To Hear. It’s another solo album in the true sense of the word where I play just about everything, like on Potions. The difference this time is a much greater portion has turned out to be instrumental. Not that I dislike vocals, but sometimes the music can be strong and emotional and moving enough to stand on its own without them.”

There was also a special appearance on the album by legendary Star Trek actor William Shatner, providing spoken-word vocals for the track Spy In The Sky Part 3!

Craven achieved a great accolade in 2016, winning the MusicOz Australian Independent Music Award for Best Instrumental, for the track Critical Mass Part 2.

Monsters From The Id is the logical realisation of Craven’s musical trajectory thus far. It’s an album of two halves, each containing a traditional progressive rock “epic” the length of a side of vinyl. The two pieces comprise flowing parts and movements with both rock and Hans Zimmer-esque orchestral arrangements, punctuated by Ben’s distinctive lead guitar and vocals. Yet the album is predominantly instrumental.

“Lyrics are incredibly important to me,” explains Craven, “but this music was not driven by words or language. It’s pure other-worldly escapism. It’s playing dress-up, wanting to make the world look much bigger than it seems right now, trying to recall the feeling that anything is possible, no matter how unlikely that might be.”

Visually, the album cover is a treat, featuring breathtaking artwork by Freyja Dean adorning the triple gatefold CD/DVD wallet. Sonically, things are equally ambitious. A 5.1 surround mix is included on the DVD, while both stereo and surround versions are available for digital download in 24-bit 96kHz high resolution.

Here’s what the press raved about Ben Craven’s previous release:

“Heavy-duty prog rock monster”
– Anil Prasad, Innerviews

“Cracking virtuoso performance by an absurdly talented individual”
– Classic Rock Society

“Craven’s one-man-band production is a prog opus for the 21st century”
– Musoscribe

“All the drama, thunder, strum and drang you could want the spiritual grand child of Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson to bring”
– Midwest Record

“Craven’s tremendous ability to combine memorable hooks with complex progressive rock and cinematic orchestral music is astounding”
– Sea Of Tranquility

“Press play and this album does the rest”
– Muzikreviews

“Seriously well-distilled and blended”
– Van Dyke Parks

In closing Ben has this to impart to his fans and listeners, “The music business is becoming an increasingly cynical place. The landscape is dominated by reissues, remixes and repacking of old material in what feels like a ‘last hurrah’. But there are still true believers out there flying under the radar and producing music primarily out of love and obsession. Not because of contractual obligations, deadlines or other market forces. I’d still be making music if the industry was truly dead and buried. But I’d much rather people listened to it!”





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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




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Die Before You Wake-BEN CRAVEN
https://bencraven.bandcamp.com/track...efore-you-wake



Wicked Delights (Single Edit) -BEN CRAVEN
https://bencraven.bandcamp.com/track...ts-single-edit


GOOD LISTENING

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The Tangent are Insideout/SONY recording artists based in Europe, with most current members living in the UK. They have released 12 studio albums, 3 live albums, 2 DVDs since their formation in 2002/3. They have a history of members that has stabilised somewhat since 2014 and the band has now been for some time:

Andy Tillison - Keyboards/Vocals/Musical Director/Composer & Lyricist (Joined 2002)

Jonas Reingold - Bass Guitar (Joined 2002)

Theo Travis - Saxophones & Flute (Joined 2004)

Luke Machin - Guitars (Joined 2009)

Steve Roberts - Drums (Joined 2017)

The Tangent are a new era Progressive Rock outfit whose influences range from the obvious Yes/Van Der Graaf sources, through into Jazz Fusion, Canterbury, Funk, Soul and frequently electronic dance grooves. Like many other Prog bands their songs can be long, involved, instrumentally complex etc, but they are highly melodic, can rock with the best of them and are never afraid to try new additions to the boiling fusion pot.
They have lyrics firmly centred on life in the world in the current epoch, no sword/sorcery or high fantasy in the music, though such materials often appear on their artwork. The lyrical content takes in huge amounts of subject matter, with over 40 completely different topics dealt with in their career, ranging from aging hell's angels through to Brexit via American movie lore and refugee crises. Unlike many bands they have not abandoned the use of humour, characterisations and the songs are almost cinematic in their storytelling and narrative.

While members of the Tangent past and present currently also work in King Crimson, The Steve Hackett Band, Francis Dunnery's It Bites, Soft Machine (and more) playing classic music with classic bands, The Tangent is a place where they all come together to make music of their own.
The band is led by idiosyncratic Andy Tillison who cut his musical teeth in Northern English post punk bands in the late 70s, becoming a noted sound engineer on the growing Death/Hardcore metal/Punk scene of the 1980s. He lists Crass and Chumbawamba among his influences - but adds Joni Mitchell, Squarepusher and Stravinsky to the rather long list of his favourite artists. "Prog Music was my first love, but it will not be my last" he said mischievously paraphrasing John Miles in a recent interview.

In 2018 The Tangent released a 17 minute multisectioned prog epic made entirely of electro dance music that worked every bit as well as traditional instrumentation. Their 2016 political anthem "A Few Steps down the wrong road" featured speed punk butted up to musical quotes from Gustav Holst.

They've flrted with Hip Hop, Dubstep, Djent, Bebop smf 70s disco. They've released 4 movemeΩnt electric sinfonias and 3 minute pop songs, played headline in some of the worlds leading Prog festivals and frightened locals in small pubs. They've never pushed themselves down a pre-ordained career path, eschewing success for total artistic control and freedom. But thy have pushed the music beyond its normal envelope.

They are The Tangent. There isn't another band quite like it. Retro Prog? Certainly. But there's more.





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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





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The Changes-THE TANGENT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm6SGJShHtA



.... .... and the great remake of UK's "IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT" featured on the album as a BONUS track ... bringing the original 5 minute 35 second version to a 16 minute 11 second suite


IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT-THE TANGENT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=716bZ3sTv_o



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ABOUT

RYO OKUMOTO



From Official Website




RYO OKUMOTO was born in Osaka, Japan. He began playing classical piano at the age of three and continued through 13. He became a professional musician at the age of 15 performing at the Live House in Osaka for a year. Because of his great desire to learn more about different styles of music and his strong independence, he moved to Tokyo at the age of 16. Ryo performed in nightclubs and discos for the next five years.

Ryo’s first real break started in 1978 when he was 19. He toured with a well-known group called “Creation” and recorded on their album “Best of Creation.” The next year Ryo toured with the legendary Kitaro and recorded on their album, “Live in Parco.”

In February of 1980, Ryo’s first solo album, “Solid Gold” was released with Canyon Records. He recorded this album at Air Studio in London with well-known musicians: Richard Baily (drummer for Jeff Beck), Kuma Takeda (bass), Katsutoshi Morizono (guitar) and Delandro Winston (guitarist for Elton John).

Two months later in April, Ryo released his second solo album, “Makin’ Rock” with Canyon Records. This album was recorded at Sound Labs Studios in Hollywood. He once again had the best musicians recording behind him: David Foster (keyboards), Jay Graydon (guitar), Steve Lukather (guitar), Jeff Porcaro (drums) and Neil Stubenhaus (bass).

Ryo’s third album was released in June that same year with Canyon Records. This was called “Synthesizer” and recorded at Sound Design Studio in Tokyo.

The following year, Ryo decided to make the big move to the States and relocated to Los Angeles in March. Tokyo seemed to have become stagnate to him and he yearned to learn more about the different styles of music that L.A. had to offer.

Ryo studied at Dick Grove School of Music for the next four years. Upon graduation, his unique style and technique were welcomed by the American music scene and he has been involved in numerous projects worldwide ever since.

Some of the artists he has performed with include Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Barry White, Eric Burdon, Peabo Bryson, and Roberta Flack. Ryo also has been part of countless world tours.

It was 1994 when Ryo became part of Progressive Rock group SPOCK’S BEARD. The band quickly hit the top of the prog scene with many successful European and US tours. Their fourteenth studio album “Noise Floor” was released in 2018.

Ryo’s skills are internationally recognized now and he is reaching audiences all over the world. He has been featured in many magazines worldwide - Dutch Rock magazine “iOPages,” for example.

Spock’s Beard released their most recent album, “Noise Floor”, and have been performing for the past 28 years. Meanwhile, Ryo has been performing with ASIA, Lou Gramm and many more!

He has most recently joined the prog supergroup ProgJect, featuring Jonathan Mover, Michael Sadler, Mike Keneally and Matt Dorsey. They started touring in April of 2022.

Ryo’s creativity has no limitations and his undying passion for music will always keep him visible, whether it be rock, jazz, R&B or a broadway production. He will always be in the public’s eye.


Ryo has performed with:
Phil Collins
David Foster
Debbie Gibson
Al Green
Eric Clapton
Steve Lukather
Neal Morse
Mike Portnoy
Lamont Dozier
Nichele Nichols
Natalie Cole
Jeff Porcaro
Richard Elliot
Roslyn Kind
Barry White
Simon Phillips
Chris Squire (Yes)
Jennifer Holliday
Louis St. Louis
Kitaro
Jay Graydon
Sue Raney
James Ingram
Peabo Bryson
Original 5th Dimension
Aretha Franklin
Dionne Warwick
Aaron Neville
Marilyn McCoo
Melissa Manchester
Johnny Gill
John Payne
Guthrie Govan
Paul Gilbert
Eric Burdon of the Animals
Roberta Flack
Pointer Sisters
Brenda Russell
Glenn Hughes
Patti Austin
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Bobby Kimball
Sheena Easton
Eric Carmen
Teena Marie
Robbie Robertson
Richard Street (Temptation)
Aynsley Dunbar
Steve Walsh
Lou Gramm
Mike Keneally
Jonathan Mover
Michael Sadler
… and many more.





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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



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The Myth of the Mostrophus-RYO OKUMOTO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxHQ9rmLMl8




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