Airbag – Homesick I – III

Airbag

” Before I listened to Airbag,
I saw a description of their music as being “Late-Night Pink Floyd” – and their sophomore effort fits that description perfectly. Absolutely magnificent music!
(Geoffrey Simmons | bandcamp)

 

who ?
Bjørn Riis (guitars), Asle Tostrup (vocals), Henrik Fossum (drums), Jørgen Grüner-Hagen (keyboards), Anders Fossum Hovdan (bass) | Norway
what ?
Rock Progressive Rock
when ?
released December 21, 2014
where ?
bigcartel | bandcamp

 

Favorite Track(s):

Full Album.


 

Cosmograf – Godspeed

Cosmograf - Godspeed

” A worthy addition
to Cosmograf’s ever evolving catalogue. Keep the albums coming Robin – they never disappoint.
(Bronwen Richards | bandcamp)

 

who ?
Robin Armstrong | UK
what ?
Progressive-Rock Rock Progressive-Metal
when ?
released April 12, 2019
where ?
Homepage | bandcamp

 

Favorite Track(s):

 

Full Album.

 

Lucy In Blue – In Flight

Lucy In Blue - In Flight

“Excellent!
If the album cover is indicative of what they are picturing or looking at while jamming, then I would say they perfectly translated it to sound and captured that Floyd spirit in ways few could.
(Pete Faden | bandcamp)

 

who ?
Steinþór Bjarni Gíslason, Arnaldur Ingi Jónsson, Kolbeinn Þórsson, Matthías Hlífar Mogensen | Iceland
what ?
Rock Acid-Rock Prog-Rock Psychedelic Psychedelic-Rock
when ?
released April 12, 2019
where ?
bandcamp | YouTube | Spotify

 

Favorite Track(s):

 

Full Album.

 

Toska – Fire by the Silos

Toska - Fire by the Silos

“Absolutely groundbreaking album.
Heavy, groovy, deep, skillful. This band truly is exceptional.
(ScrawlingNinja | bandcamp)

 

who ?
Rabea Massaad, Dave Hollingworth, Ben Minal | UK
what ?
Metal Progressive-Rock Rock Progressive Progressive-Metal
when ?
released November 2, 2018
where ?
Homepage | bandcamp

 

Favorite Track(s):

Full Album.

 

Lucy In Blue – Matricide

Preview from their new album “In Flight”

“Fantastic psychedelic rock from Iceland.
There are a lot of references to Pink Floyd in the reviews, and I suppose I get that, but this is something its own. Veering into hard jazz and unabashed prog rock often enough, there is yet a modern sensibility which grounds the music, avoiding noodly or dated territory more than it does not.
Seriously good stuff.
PS The hammond organ is off the hook.
(Lute FP | bandcamp)

 

who ?
Steinþór Bjarni Gíslason, Arnaldur Ingi Jónsson, Kolbeinn Þórsson, Matthías Hlífar Mogensen | Iceland
what ?
Rock Acid-Rock Prog-Rock Psychedelic Psychedelic-Rock
when ?
releases April 12, 2019
where ?
bandcamp | YouTube | Spotify

 


 

Forrest Fang – The Fata Morgana Dream

“Oh man…
and this year is still so young…
Forrest Fang’s music was already among my favorite ambient anyway (and what a name.. what can go wrong if your name is Forrest Fang?!!), with this album he shoots another masterpiece into the endless universe…
Forrest is a multi-talented musician and creates arts of sound and nothing less…
This album just has it ALL… from deserted flows of space-ambient, to ‘Bruno Sanfilippo-ish’ piano-melodies, the always present, and stunning drones with beautiful Eastern instruments on top, gongs and singing-bowl sounds, it’s just too much to mention here…
I urge you to take this dive into the soundworld of this maestro!!! And if you’re there you’ll want to grab any work he has ever created I’m sure!
Meanwhile this is one for my yearlist of 2019… Thanks Forrest!!
(Berkdrums | bandcamp)

 

who ?
Forrest Fang | USA
what ?
Ambient Darkwave Electronic Drone Eastern Goth Surreal
when ?
released January 28, 2019
where ?
bandcamp

 

Favorite Track(s):

 

Full Album.

 

Steve Rothery – Morpheus

” Steve Rothery
is one of the “good guys” of prog. I appreciate it very much that his music doesn’t sound like “Marillion” at all, although he’s a founding membef of the band. He’s a brilliant guitar player, but fortunately doesn’t misuse his skills for mere egomaniacal presentations. The keyboards on this album are played by another excellent musician and composer in his own right – Riccardo Romano
(Sven B. Schreiber | bandcamp)

 

who ?
Steve Rothery, Steve Hackett, Dave Foster, Leon Parr, Yatim Halimi, Riccardo Romano | UK
what ?
Progressive-Rock Rock
when ?
released September 21, 2014
where ?
bandcamp

 

 

Freedom To Glide – Broken Road

” All the work of Freedom To Glide has led to this date 11.11.2018, 100 years since the guns fell silent and seeds of peace and hope were tentatively sewn. The following decades tell a different story of course but we celebrate that hope and remember the fallen.
Lest we forget…
The single Broken Road from the new Freedom To Glide album SEED to be released early 2019 High quality digital audio download:
Broken Road

 

Carbon Based Lifeforms – Derelicts

” CBL are masters
at creating earthy, organic soundscapes that also have a spacey, otherworldly feel to them.
Hydroponic Garden and World of Sleepers are two of my go to albums when I need a good chill so it’s great to have another album from the same veins.

(Dustfan | bandcamp)

 

who ?
Daniel Segerstad, Johannes Hedberg
what ?
Ambient, Acid-Ambient, Psybient
when ?
released October 6, 2017
where ?
carbonbasedlifeforms.net | bandcamp

 

Favorite Track(s):

Full Album.

 

Nektar – Journey To The Centre Of The Eye

” Special collector’s re-issue
of this classic, sci-fi themed psychedelic mindtrip, the 1972 debut album by progressive rock legends, Nektar!
Includes the original album mix fully remastered, informative liner notes by famed rock biographer Dave Thompson, and the official 1971 bootleg recording of the entire album performed live!

 

who ?
Klaus Henatsch, Lux Vibratus, Ron Howden
what ?
Rock Prog-Rock Progressive Psychedelic-Rock
when ?
1971 / 1972
where ?
nektarsmusic.com | bandcamp

 

Favorite Track(s):

Full Album.

 

Nektar – A Tab In The Ocean

” Special deluxe edition
of the epic 1972 prog rock masterpiece that remains a landmark of the genre and one of the most popular albums of Nektar’s illustrious career!

 

who ?
Klaus Henatsch, Lux Vibratus, Ron Howden
what ?
Rock Prog-Rock Progressive Psychedelic-Rock
when ?
1972
where ?
nektarsmusic.com | bandcamp

 

Favorite Track(s):

Full Album.

 

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Cosmograf – WAHDID – Electronic Remix

Cosmograf -  WAHDID - Electronic Remix

” When Age has Done Its Duty’
Vinyl Edition released in November 2018, features a bonus track, ‘WAHDID Electronic Remix’.
This is something Robin wanted to experiment with for a while, taking a traditionally formed progressive track and making it shorter, more accessible and more modern sounding. There are quite a few changes but the key ingredients are electronic percussion, the pounding synth bass replacing the traditional 4 string and more direct, processed vocals. Steve Thorne’s performance takes on a new dimension and Robin wrote and played a new guitar solo to fit the new style.

 

who ?
Robin Armstrong
what ?
Progressive-Rock Rock Electronic Prog-Rock
when ?
released November 30, 2018
where ?
cosmograf | Bandcamp

 

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MARTIN NONSTATIC – Ligand Remixes

MARTIN NONSTATIC - Ligand Remixes

” An electrifying stratosphere
of vibrant realms and enchanting tonalities evolves with every breath of Martin Nonstatic’s hand-crafted synthscapes. Gently progressing into a dubby waterfall of mind-massaging oscillations, Ligand is an ambient downpour of dramatic euphoria.
Dark, yet soulful minimalism is engraved within the atmospheric frequencies that paint its melancholy walls, a downtempo outcry of distant, mechanical pads and dystopian melodies crawling against an auditory horizon. The experience is an emotional voyage ; it takes us on a captivating journey into a faraway dimension without ever having to leave earth. It feels like a second home, and we invite you through its welcoming doors to explore a brand new world.
This release of the Ligand Remixes by Martin Nonstatic is an immersive puzzle – complex and distractive – shaped by various talented artists : Erot (Denmark), Floating Machine (Portugal), Roel Funcken (Netherlands), Scann-Tec (Russia), Miktek (Greece), AES Dana (France) and Martin himself (Austria).

 

who ?
Martin Nonstatic, Erot, Floating Machine, Roel Funcken, Scann-Tec, Miktek, AES Dana
what ?
Electronic IDM Ambient Downtempo Electronica
when ?
released November 28, 2018
where ?
ultimae | discogs | YouTube

 

Favorite Track(s):

Original Track:

Full Album.

 

Crippled Black Phoenix – Great Escape

” Songs craftily composed
by Justin Greaves… again.
Song titles and concept lunacy come from Greaves too…
Apart from “Nebulas”… that was Belinda Kordic.

who ?
Justin Greaves, Daniel Änghede, Mark Furnevall
what ?
Alternative Rock Post-Rock Progressive/dd>

when ?
released November 29, 2018
where ?
crippledblackphoenix.co.uk | Bandcamp

Favorite Track(s):

Full Album.

Various Artists – Alpha Seeds

Various Artists - Alpha Seeds

” This compilation
is a nice selection of top quality immersive ambient chill tracks
(Hugo Andril Trindade | bandcamp)

 

what ?
Electronic Ambient Chillout Downtempo Electronica Progressive Psychedelic
when ?
released November 9, 2017
where ?
Bandcamp | SoundCloud

 

Favorite Track(s):

Full Album.

 

Asaf Sirkis Trio – Shepherd’s Stories

Asaf Sirkis Trio - Shepherd's Stories

” It’s getting to the point
where it’s almost impossible to pigeonhole an artist into any one category—
and that can’t be anything but a good thing. Sure, some people like to think of the artists they love as jazz, rock or classical musicians, but the truth is that, more and more, musicians simply want to be thought of as people who play music.

 

who ?
Asaf Sirkis, Tassos Spiliotopoulos, Yaron Stavi
what ?
ECM Jazz Fusion
when ?
released January 1, 2000
where ?
Bandcamp

 

Favorite Track(s):

Full Album.

 

Dmitriy Redko – Cloudland. Soundtrack Works

Dmitriy Redko - Cloudland. Soundtrack Works

” It’s not a new album,
but…
a huge collection of music Dmitriy made for various projects, games, and applications.
6 last tracks are hidden as probably
it’s too cheesy:D

30 tracks plus hidden 6 bonus tracks.
~ 1h.53m

 

who ?
Dmitriy Redko
what ?
Electronic Ambient Chillout Chillwave Downtempo Psybient Synthwave
when ?
released November 28, 2018
where ?
Bandcamp | SoundCloud | YouTube

 

Favorite Track(s):

Full Album.

 

Telegraph – Mir

Telegraph - Mir

” The background
of this concept album – the myth of the lonesome cosmonaut forgotten in outer space – is not historically correct.
First of all, Sergey Krikalyov never was alone on the Mir. When Soyuz TM-13 left the space station, its commander Aleksandr Volkov stayed with him. Moreover, both of them weren’t forgotten there, but agreed to stay in the wake of some – in retrospect maybe silly – political decisions made by the disintegrating USSR. Correct is that Krikalyov was living on the Mir almost six months longer than initially planned – 311 days in total.
Nevermind, this 51-minute metaphor about loneliness in a far-away artificial refuge beyond all civilization is a faithful retro-style opus in the vein of 70’s space rock, as created then by “Nektar”, “Eloy”, “Grobschnitt”, and the likes.

(Sven B. Schreiber | bandcamp)

 

who ?
Avi Barak, Liran Herrnstadt, Eze Sakson, Tal Rubinstein
what ?
Progressive-Rock Rock Classic-Rock Prog-Rock Psychedelic Space-Rock
when ?
released September 30, 2018
where ?
Bandcamp | YouTube

 

Favorite Track(s):

 

Full Album.

 

Dirtwire – Road Goes All Night

Dirtwire - Road Goes All Night

” Tasty, swampy tunes.
Offbeat enough to keep you engaged with repeated listens.
Well done.

 

who ?
Evan Fraser, David Satori, Reveley
what ?
Aamericana Bluegrass Electronic World Blues Electronica Swamptronica World Fusion
when ?
released November 7, 2018
where ?
dirtwire.net | Bandcamp | YouTube | Twitter

 

Favorite Track(s):

 

Full Album.

 

AstroPilot – Solar Walk IV. YOUniverse [24 bits studio master]

AstroPilot - Solar Walk IV. YOUniverse

” Great Album!
Moves along very nicely.
High and light.
Tuneful and interesting.

 

who ?
Dmitriy Redko
what ?
Chillwave Deep-House Electronic House Chillout Downtempo Progressive Psybient
when ?
released March 5, 2017
where ?
Bandcamp | SoundCloud | YouTube

 

Favorite Track(s):

Full Album.

 

Estas Tonne – When Words are Wind

Estas Tonne - When Words are Wind

” Transcendant…
this voice makes all the cells shiver… together with all those amazing musicians take you into an unknown dimension of the soul…
incredible experience !
wow !!!
(Marie C. Besse | bandcamp)

 

who ?
Estas Tonne, Netanel Goldberg, Joseph Pepe Danza, Mitsch Kohn
what ?
World Consciousness Meditation Soundscape World-Music
when ?
released October 19, 2016
where ?
estastonne.com | Bandcamp | YouTube | Twitter

 

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