Los Angeles, California’s answer to Magma, Corima originally hail from Texas, and make use of the Mexican Quetzalcoatl mythos and make intense music in the vein of Zeuhl music; quick, crisp, brutal and quite a pleasure to delve into. Check out their Bandcamp page here.
In honor of Peter Frohmader’s birthday, here’s a depressingly heavy slab of avant-prog by his rather amazing project, Nekropolis.
Univers Zero provides a gloomy soundtrack to darken your day.
LIGHT CORPORATION out of Poland are quickly becoming one of my favorite progressive rock bands. They meld together influences like King Crimson and Univers Zero, while adding a touch of something new. That they are being released on Chris Cutler’s legendary record label, Recommended, says a lot about the quality of their music. Visit the …
Musik Aus Dem Schattenreich is an avant-progressive masterpiece by German electronic music composer Peter Fröhmader’s band Nekropolis.
Thanks to Tyler Chovski who posted this rather remarkable ensemble from France. Setna are heavily influenced by Magma and do a great job working in the zeuhl genre.
To my knowledge, Syncopated Silence doesn’t even have an album available yet, but they’re causing quite a lot of interest in the prog world, especially those who like avant-progressive and zeuhl music. They have their own website here, but it’s in Russian.
Cuneiform Turns 30: The Albums of 2014 by Cuneiform Records Washington D.C.-based Cuneiform Records has been publishing influential avant-prog rock music for three decades now. Steve Feigenbaum, the label’s owner, should be commended for bringing such groups like Univers Zero, Daniel Denis, Richard Pinhas and Happy Family to American consumers. This compilation covers 30 years …
Present is a group fronted by Roger Trigaux, who once played guitar for one of my favorite bands, Univers Zero. They’re apparently about to release new music, and this track may be the centerpiece of a new album. Let’s hope so, as they sound like they’re in wonderful form.
Zeuhl at its finest, made by Zao, which included Magma alums Yochk’o Seffer (saxophone, clarinet), François Cahen (piano) and Didier Lockwood (violin).