I’m pleased to point you dear readers to a progressive rock blog that covers a lot of music I missed, mainly symphonic prog. My Facebook friend César Inca Mendoza Loyola runs Autopoietican – Apuntes de Musica Progresiva Contemporanea, a blog you should consider subscribing to immediately!
Falling Into Birds is an avant-progressive/Rock-In-Opposition band led by guitarist Joey Bishop. They bring together such influences as Univers Zero, Art Zoyd, touches of the freakier moments of King Crimson, and maybe a dash of the Belgian Aksak Maboul. Truly one of the most remarkable releases of 2017!
I have to thank my friend Yasen Kazandjiev for quite a few upcoming reviews of some of the most intriguing music I’ve heard in some time, starting with this EP by Dresden-based band Subact. There are elements of bands like Ozric Tentacles and other psychedelic prog groups as well as sample work reminiscent of Front …
Legendary Can bassist and recording engineer Holger Czukay passed away today. He was 79 years old. Pitchfork Magazine reports about his passing here. Many thanks to my friend, Michael Schneider, for posting this video, which we share in Holger’s honor. Rest in peace.
https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=789366971/album=100394288/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ Evolving, like all prog, from psych and jazz, the Latin American scene is full of imaginative fusion and wild technical prowess. via The Rich History—and Present—of Latin American Prog — Bandcamp Daily
Release The Long Ships is a project from Hungarian multi-instrumentalist Ferenc Kapiller. This is powerful post-rock, post-metal. This is Kapiller’s first album, and he has a pretty healthy catalogue now. Check him out.
Thanks ever so much to my prog brother in Kazakhstan, Slava, for introducing me to this wonderful Swiss project, The Great Harry Hillman. Cuneiform Records have released another masterpiece!
In honor of Peter Frohmader’s birthday, here’s a depressingly heavy slab of avant-prog by his rather amazing project, Nekropolis.