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Date : October 1993
Pages : 16
Summary : Report from Progfest '93, Mail-order sources, Part I, Newsletters & Publications
Items found : 34

Adrian Marcator - Eiderland Suite

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Eiderland is strongly rooted in German traditional folk music stylings, although all of its twenty tracks are original material. In summary it could be said by comparison, that...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Ain Soph - Five Evolved from Nine

Cover art This Japanese band has been around for a while and has put out some pretty damn good music. Unabashedly Canterbury influenced (album titles: Hat & Field, Ride on a Camel), it...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1993-10-01)

Anyone's Daughter - First Five Reissued

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Anyone's Daughter was one of a group of late 70s German symphonic bands who brought forth a highly melodic rock, colorful and saturated with emotion. Their vocal harmonies were strong, and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Asgard - Arkana

Cover art Arkana is the latest offering from the Italian neo-progressive band Asgard. Their sound is full of power and grandeur, very symphonic, with affected vocals, shifting moods and almost schizophrenic...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Cathedral - Kingdom of Ends

Cover art Kingdom of Ends is the first CD by the Washington, DC based five-piece Cathedral. Their sound is firmly in the neo-progressive camp, perhaps more radio-ready than most. Their sound blends...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Cressida - Asylum

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Cressida's second Asylum in my opinion is the best of the genre represented by Beggars' Opera, Spring, Fantasy, Fruupp, and many more. An amazingly elegant album, Asylum...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1993-10-01)

Cro Magnon - Zapp!

Cover art An interesting newcomer in the 'Chamber Music Rock' subgenre, this is a Belgian five piece featuring a lineup of dual violins, keyboards, alto and baritone saxes, and bass. Naturally, as might be...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Dan Ar Bras - Douar Nevez 'Terre Nouvelle'

Cover art Finally, the long-awaited reissue of Dan Ar Bras' compelling first album. This is a very unique music, with wide-ranging influences, all served up in an inventive mix of moods and styles that pleases...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Dashiell Hedayat - Obsolete

Cover art Aahhhh! Here's another Gong album no one seems to know about, as this is basically Gong plus poet/musician Dashiell Hedayat (otherwise known as Melmoth). Evidently the lyrical content...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1993-10-01)

Djam Karet - The Ritual Continues

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Imagine a sound with the force and power of mid-period King Crimson, the fluidity and spaciness of Pink Floyd, and the percussive power of Peter Gabriel's Security. Throw into that mix...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Dogma - Album

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In my opinion, this is what a neo-progressive album should sound like. Dogma's debut is an excellent album, very much in the instrumental style that Pendragon started on with the second part of...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1993-10-01)

Happy Family - "Flying Spirit Dance" Live

Cover art It's rare that I'll devote an extensive review to cassette, let alone to a demo cassette - but this band is so special that I feel compelled to sound out their praise far and wide. Happy Family are...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Heldon - Electronique Guerilla & It's Always Rock 'n' Roll

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The reissue of Heldon's first album is one that this writer has surely been anticipating for quite some time. What's even better is that Heldon's very elusive double third album has...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Iconoclasta - La Reencarnación de Maquiavelo

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This is the recent release from Mexico's premiere band. However my first question, after noting that the band is now ten years old, was, "Have they sold out yet?" Seems like all the best do...

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1993-10-01)

Il Berlione - Il Berlione

Cover art No, this is not another lost 70s Italian reissue, but instead a powerful new Japanese quintet featureing guitar, bass, saxes, keys and drums. Their sound could best be described as a canterbury/RIO...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Kalaban - Resistance Is Useless

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The long-awaited second release by this Utah based five piece is well worth the waiting; they have produced an outstanding album that is at once very forward looking, while also being reasonably...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Kenso - Kenso II

Cover art Another welcome reissue, prices for original LPs of Kenso's extremely rare first and second albums have been soaring skyward in the last few years, beyond the reach of the average progressive music...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Kestrel - Kestrel

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Here's another mid-70s British prog rock albums with Mellotron and sounding like Fruupp, Spring, Fantasy, and all those I mentioned in the

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1993-10-01)

Magma - "Les Voix" - Concert 1992 Douarnenez

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Magma's Christian Vander has decided to follow in the footsteps of Frank Zappa, Andy Latimer, and others in an effort to fight the bootleggers, and has started his own record label AKT to...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Marc Ceccotti - M.A.S.C.

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I heard that this was the new Edhels album all the way up to the time that I got it. Anyway, Ceccotti was more or less the brains behind Edhels, and his first solo album is definitely in the vein...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1993-10-01)

Maxophone - Maxophone

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Ah yes, yet another great Italian band. The closest comparison that I can make is with Locanda delle Fate, but that doesn't quite describe Maxophone. While Locanda was a full, rich seven piece that...

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1993-10-01)

Mellow Candle - Swaddling Songs

Cover art I think this one may have been repressed again, since I have seen many copies poke their heads out recently. This album in my opinion is the pinnacle of English progressive folk a la The Trees,...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1993-10-01)

Minimum Vital - La Source

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On this, their fourth outing in nine years, les frères Payssan and company continue moving boldly into new territory, while retaining the essence of the sound that makes them unique among...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Montefeltro - Il Tiempo di Far la Fantasia

Cover art Montefeltro is essentially the duo of Piergiorgio Ambrosi (keyboards) and Attilio Virgilio (guitars and vocals), with guest musicians rounding the sound out on bass and drums. Their approach is rooted...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Neuschwanstein - Battlement

Cover art Neuschwanstein was a German band whose sole surviving artifact is their incredibly powerful album Battlement, originally released on the Racket label. The sound on the LP could be described...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Nova - Blink

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A logical precursor to Brand X, Nova is an Italian fusion band that features the mind-numbing bass and drum interplay of Brand X, but follows through with guitar, sax and vocals as well. Vocals are...

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1993-10-01)

Ozric Tentacles - Jurassic Shift

Cover art First opinion was certainly a "Wow" as it seems like Ozrics have returned to what they do best as typified on Erpland. But this album is too much like Erpland to the point...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1993-10-01)

Providence - Rare Tracks

Cover art In their brief career, Providence only released one album, ...And I'll Recite an Old Myth From..., and graced at least one of MIJ's sampler discs. Their sound is a powerful neo-progressive...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Quantum - Quantum

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This outstanding Brazilian instrumental five-piece recorded only this one album in the early 80s, and then disappeared. Their sound combines the best elements of the European progressive sound with...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Step Ahead - Step Ahead

Cover art Step Ahead was one of France's best symphonic bands and this, their only release, was a quite a rarity, not only in availability but also in quality. In the early eighties, few bands kept the...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Borella 1993-10-01)

The Muffins - Chronometers

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A strange release at first glance. One CD, 70 plus minutes, 21 tracks, one track is 23 minutes long. Hmmm. This is a compilation of out-takes and general weirdness from 1975. The Muffins are often...

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(Posted by Mike Borella 1993-10-01)

Thierry Zaboitzeff - Dr. Zab & His Robotic Strings Orchestra

Cover art Zaboitzeff is the bass guitarist/cellist for Art Zoyd. This solo project shows him in a more electronic setting, as it is done mostly using synths and sequencers. There are 22 tracks of varying length...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

William Sheller - Lux Aeterna

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Lux Aeterna is one of the few successful early examples of the fusion of rock music and orchestra. Masterminded by William Sheller, who at the time was a successful French singer, he...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1993-10-01)

Yatha Sidhra - A Meditation Mass

Cover art Considered by most a classic, this album was very recently put out by The Laser's Edge. One of the most unique and interesting Krautrock releases of the seventies, "A Meditation Mass" is a four part...  » Read more
(Posted by Mike Borella 1993-10-01)

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