Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Giraffes? Giraffes! Album Streaming On Bandcamp

New Giraffes? Giraffes! released September 21st.
Available for ordering here.
Stream here

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Eve by Karda Estra free download

Here's the message from Richard Wileman:
" To mark the 10th anniversary of my Karda Estra album 'Eve', I've made it available as a free download "

Monday, September 19, 2011

Interview: Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, The Opium Cartel)

Sylvia Skjellestad, Jacob Holm-Lupo, Ellen Andrea Wang, Ketil Vestrum Einarsen, Lars Fredrik Frøislie and Mattias Olsson (Photography by Dagfinn Hobæk)

Norwegian progressive rock band White Willow releases its 6th album, Terminal Twilight, in October through Termo Records. A review of the album is forthcoming (but let me tell you now, it's one hell of an album).

Main man Jacob Holm-Lupo has graciously and patiently answered all my annoying questions. 

Interview after the Jump

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cuneiform Records News

Go here and read all about the label's bands, their upcoming releases, tours and other news.

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In other news, hang on to your keyboards, for I'll post an interview this weekend with a certain Norwegian musician...
Guess who it is and post in the comments for a chance to win one of the cd's I have hanging around here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Recommendations from the Bandcamps: Death In Texas - We Will Implode EP

Another band I just stumbled upon on the Bandcamps.
Their music caught my ear enough to make me spread the word.

New tune from Matt Stevens + Pre-order of new album

The first song from the new Matt Stevens album, Relic, is now available as a free download from: 

You can also pre order the new album there.
The album was produced by Kevin Feazey.

Matt will be performing this Saturday at  The Peel South London opening for Dec Burke.

New Albums Available On ProgStreaming: Sep. 14th, 2011

- SimpleXity "Click To Start"  (digital debut-EP by a young Egyptian band)

- Gnomonaut "The Chronocosm"

- Paolo Siani & friends feat. Nuova Idea "Castles, Wings, Stories & Dreams" (I reviewed it here)

- Disconnect "Indivision"

- Habitat "Tratando De Respirar En La Furia"

Listen at ProgStreaming

Monday, September 12, 2011

News from Hidden Orchestra

It's no secret I absolutely love Hidden Orchestra's Night Walks (I featured it here before). Absolutely marvelous music, gorgeous and moving.
Following, is the band's newsletter with info on their upcoming schedule, tours and new single to be released in November.

New Releases From AltrOck

I love this label!
They keep outdoing themselves and coming up with great releases.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Julie Slick and Carl Bahner - Live in the Studio

Bassist Julie Slick teams up with drummer Carl Bahner in this live-in-the-studio release.

Negură Bunget News September 2011

News from the band

New Albums Available On ProgStreaming: Sep. 10th, 2011

Here's the latest update from ProgStreaming.
I've heard/have all the albums except for Aisles (I've featured two of those here on the blog; I'll let you find which albums).

"Hello devoted listeners!

A *very* diverse update this time! Check out if you like one of the following, and maybe broaden your taste:

- Fair To Midland "Arrows & Anchors"
- Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving "Deaden The Fields"
- Doracor "La Vita Che Cade"
- Aisles "In Sudden Walks"
- Indelible "Remnants In Red"
- Orchestre Celesti "Transition Of Power"
- Runaway Totem "Le Roi Du Monde"
- Daymoon "All Tomorrows"

And for those who've missed it, this Friday we brought you this one:

- Proto~Kaw "Forth".

Please do buy what you like, the artists all need your support. If if you've already bought an item, why not spread around the Progstreaming-link. "

Friday, September 9, 2011

Review: Factor Burzaco - II (2011, AltrOck)

Factor Burzaco, brainchild of Argentinean musician and composer Abel Gilbert, released its second album in 2011, simply entitled II, through the marvelous Italian label, AltrOck.

New album by Hammers Of Misfortune

The band will release 17th Street in October through Metal Blade Records.
Go to this page for more info, listen to a song from the album (The Grain) and order the album.

Lebowski Live Concert Broadcast

I am posting this way too late, but hope still some can make it for today's live broadcast of Lebowski's concert:

Lebowski concert broadcasted live on the Internet

Read more after the jump

Rasputina - Reissue and Live Shows

Following the jump you'll find the latest newsletter from Rasputina

Aranis News

Aranis' latest newsletter tells about the band's activity and indeed they seem busy.

They have live shows coming up, a collaboration with a modern dance group, a new album in the works and a new website:

Monday, September 5, 2011

Review: Calomito - Cane Di Schiena (AltrOck, 2011)

Out on the outskirts of Rock, right near the border with Jazz, there lurks an Italian band who along with others of its ilk, tears down the fences marking the separations between genres and brings with it yet more influences in, forming a new musical landscape.