Progressive RockAlso known as art rock, the intention of this genre was to expand the limits of rock and roll. Gaining influence from the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album. Generally speaking progressive rock music typically consists of long, complex instrumental passages, frequently accompanied by dramatic, grandiose flourishes that showcase the talent of the musicians.
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Dario Margeli - Somebody Pull Me UpDario Margeli presents the music video of the song "Somebody Pull Me Up". (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8dLgG_4nuY) "Somebody Pull Me Up" is an original song, written by its performer Dario Margeli, with socially conscious lyrics that talk about how regular people feel trapped in a social system of low paying jobs and bleak future. Emphasis has been put in writing a very original melody for the song. The recording has rock guitars by an experienced musician that goes by the artistic name of Hat Trick. His Psychedelic Glitter style of playing the guitars provides an energetic backing to the song. Like a friend said, it has Fuzz all over. The backing vocals are by producer JAKE of Aftershock Records. Dario Margeli has US Citizenship, with a degree from University of California, Irvine and he lived most of his life in California, while, at the moment, he is Europe based. "Somebody Pull Me Up" is Dario's third single. The previous one achieved 9,000 views on YouTube ( http://www.bit.ly/videoquell ) and an additional 4000 views for the various remixes. It was also featured on sites like UNOTV.NET (http://bit.ly/fhgCof) and Screen Soda (http://bit.ly/jTqyjZ , among others. This summer saw the release by the California based record company "Now Again / Stones Throw Records" of an album on which Dario worked on, developing its booklet and as a consultant in 2010 ( http://bit.ly/r6AU4J ) . This album, also released on vinyl, has been very successful receiving praises in newspapers publications like LA TIMES, UNCUT Magazine. It was the excitement of working on that project that got me interested in writing my own songs again. Dario had already written and recorded demos in the early 90s, being also a bass player, but had to abandon it all once he started going to college. Dario first song release came in November 2010, and it was a collaboration via internet exchanges with Florida guitar player Hugh Williams. You can contact Dario via email firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook (Add me): http://www.facebook.com/dario.margeli
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- USA Progressive Music - Site that promotes progressive music bands, albums, record labels and events happening in the USA. Includes reviews, interviews, event calendar, forum, chat room, webmaster blog, and links.
- Arlequins Newsletter - Written in both English and Italian, Arlequins is a prog magazine with a presence on the web. The content is simple, and includes news and reviews, links, and the option to subscribe to a "net-letter".
- COLOSSUS: The Finnish Progressive Music Association - This page links to your choice of an English or Finnish version of this site. Main part of the site answers questions about the association, offers information about their magazine, and some links.
- Circa: - Circa: formed by veteran “YES” rockers Billy Sherwood, Tony Kaye and Alan White with Jimmi Haun on lead guitar have completed their debut album. Capturing various eras of progressive, classic rock to create a dynamic new sound. Circa: 2007 is an album of original compositions that defines a new chapter for the band.
- Deep Art - This site features Deep Art, a long-running progressive rock show on public radio, as well as a resource site for progressive rock from around the world.
- Dutch Progressive Rock Page - Covers just about all of Europe. This site includes a news page, concert and CD reviews, upcoming tour information, sound clips, and details on new releases.
- Expose Magazine - Quarterly publication dedicated to "Expanding the Boundaries of Rock." Progressive, experimental, avant garde, and other music outside the mainstream.
- Ferris Mudd Website - Ferris Mudd website with news, reviews and music samples of their self-titled debut CD.
- File Under Symfo - A web site supporting a book by the same name, as well as the Dutch progressive rock scene, featuring news, Dutch CD reviews, links to more Dutch prog music sites.
- Ghostland - Ghostland has a large amount of information on a number of well known and not-so-well known prog bands. Includes news, interviews, cd and concert reviews, editorials, and interviews.
- Glitzy Cape - A satirical look at the world of progressive music.
- Julien Carayon - Official website with streaming music and bio info on the artist.
- Nine 12 Records - Independent record label based out of Los Angeles, California. Current roster: Front Row (Mother Tongue, Guadaloop, The Peak Show), Silence Is Treason, Greg DeFuria
- Outre Music - Outre Music is a Chicago-area booker and promoter of progressive and avant-garde concerts. The site includes news, reviews, photos, resource links, and a discussion board.
- Prog Rock Music Videos - The best selection of music videos (mostly concerts from 1970's) of the greatest progressive rock bands.
- Prog4You - Your Doorway To Progressive Rock - Featuring CD reviews, interviews, news, band profiles and discographies, concerts, festivals, a search engine, gallery and links.
- ProgScape - Home of Djam Karet, Progression Magazine, Tiles, Under The Sun, Haji's Kitchen and the Genesis FAQ. Includes complete discographies, news and links for over 20 bands.
- Progfreaks.com - Large progressive rock portal, news, interviews, reviews, tour dates and features including an album hall of fame.
- Progression Magazine - Progression Magazine's home on the web. Contains subscription information, a few teaser details about the current issue, previews for the next issue, info on back issues, an index of all features from various Progession Magazine issues, and a list of web pages for progressive bands.
- Progressive Ears - Discussions, polls, and album reviews written by members. Artist directory with samples, links, and tour info.
- Progressive Rock MP3 Listening Booth - Offers a few songs in MP3 format that change every week.
- Progressive Rock Radio - One link to click. You get whatever streams your way.
- Progressive Rock Tablature - This site is attempting to serve as an archive for prog rock guitar tablatures. They have an index of the ones currently listed, a "wish list" for you to request tabs, and links to other resources.
- Progressive Rock at About.Com - About.Com's starting point for finding progressive rock on the Net. Includes regular features on prog rock as well as links, message boards and chat.
- Progressive Rockers - Progressive rock artist showcase including the likes of Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Genesis and many others.
- Progressive World - Guide to progressive music - reviews, interviews, news, commentary, artwork, pictures and memorabilia.
- ProgressoR - Uzbekistan progressive rock pages deal with three genres: symphonic rock, progressive metal, and jazz fusion. Contains news, interviews, photo galleries, articles, reviews, and band lists.
- Reels of Dreams Unrolled - Online progressive rock journal featuring news, articles and album reviews.
- Robin's Progressive Rock Photos - Photos from the various progressive rock concerts attended by the webmaster.
- Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Music - Strawberry Bricks - a listener's guide documenting progressive music from the era 1968-1978 from the United Kingdom and Europe with discographies and reviews.
- The Axiom of Choice - A general series of pages dedicated to progressive rock. News, interviews, pictures, sound samples, reviews, and an extensive directory of links.
- The Giant Progweed - Reviews, interviews and features.
- The Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock - A listing of bands in the progressive rock genre. Includes an option for frames, a section on sub-genres of prog, listings of what's new, and a search engine. Entries are cross-referenced by related listings, and a place is provided for submitting links.
- The Music Of Pentwater - News, band history, photos, reviews, & CD ordering information.
- The Official ProgDay Website - Home page for ProgDay, an annual prog concert event held in North Carolina over the Labor Day Weekend. The site includes contact information, a band schedule, as well as pictures and links.
- The Progressive Pages - An online progressive resource including news, reviews, audio samples, quotes, polls, message board and an online radio station.
- The Progressive Rock Ring - Webring of prog-related sites.
- The Rivendell Progpage - News, reviews of albums and gigs, interviews and top ten album lists.
- Virtuosity - A site comprised of Christian Progressive Rock; includes background, CD reviews and the ability to add a review and/or links.
- Xanima - Home site for the Swedish art/rock band Xanigma whose sound resembles a cross between Enigma and Metallica.
- Zenergy - Official website of the band Zenergy. Located in Oakland, California, the band's sounds consists of a hybrid of heavy psychedelic rock comparable to the likes of Tool and Pink Floyd.
- rec.music.progressive FAQs - As its name implies, this is the home of the frequently asked questions list for the rec.music.progressive usenet newsgroup.
Karda Estra - The Atom Age Sense Of Impermanence
Karda Estra - new single released. Neo-classical, gothic, progressive project Karda Estra released a new free mp3 single this month entitled 'The Atom Age Sense Of Impermanence.' This is the first of a series of free mp3 singles to be released over the coming year to mark the 10th anniversary of Karda Estra.
|Released:||November 11th, 2007|
|Guest Musicians:||Richard Wileman (composer, producer, classical, electric and bass guitars, keyboards, percussion, rastrophone), Ileesha Bailey (vocals), Helen Dearnley (violin), Caron Hansford (oboe), Amy Hedges (clarinet).|
Also available from: http://www.last.fm/music/Karda+Estra http://www.myspace.com/kardaestra Band website: http://www.kardaestra.co.uk
Legal free download.
Only available online.
San Francisco-Area Progressive Rock Band metaphor Releases Sci-Fi Rock Opera
Following-up on the widespread critical and fan acclaim of their first two CDs, “Starfooted” and “Entertaining Thanatos,” Metaphor announced today the release of its much-anticipated third effort, entitled, “The Sparrow.” It’s a rock opera about the first Jesuit mission to another planet, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by celebrated author Mary Doria Russell. This well-honed progressive rock quintet, consisting of guitarist Malcolm Smith, keyboardist Marc Spooner, bassist Jim Anderson, vocalist/lyricist John Mabry, and percussionist Greg Miller, has crafted another unique and exceptional piece of music, thrilling listeners with its interesting polyrhythms, thoughtful and exciting vocal excursions, and a satisfying depth of harmonic ideas as the band continues to explore its evolving musical identity. “The Sparrow” tells the story of Father Emilio Sandoz, a Jesuit priest whose soul was shattered by what befell him on the planet Rakhat as part of the first manned mission to another planet and its civilization. Humanity has finally found evidence of extraterrestrial life when exquisite singing from another planet is detected on Earth. The Jesuits organize a crew for an expedition, and what it finds is a civilization beyond comprehension, leading humans to question the very meaning of what it is to be "human." The sole survivor of the ill-fated expedition, Father Sandoz, returns to Earth, and must explain what went wrong. Metaphor, with the author’s permission, has taken this timeless and thoroughly thought-provoking story and created music, in its own inimitable style, which brings a new dimension to the suspenseful, lively, and challenging tale. Visit Mary Doria Russell’s official website at http://users.adelphia.net/~druss44121/. A note of interest: astronomers reported earlier this decade that the lowest note calculated to be vibrating in the universe is a B-flat (Bb), fifty seven octaves below middle C and far below the range of human hearing. It is emanating from a black hole in the Perseus galaxy cluster, some 250 million light-years away. The Bb drone at 30.87 Hz represents the universal vibrating frequency. And so the drone heard at the beginning and end of Metaphor’s “The Sparrow” is a Bb – to represent both the distance in time and space of the story’s concepts, as well as the universal nature of music. More information about this new CD and the band is available at www.metaphor.org. Distribution and retailer inquiries are welcome, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Released:||September 5th, 2007|
|1||1. Inquisition (4.44)|
|2||2. Song from a nearby star (1:52)|
|3||3. Deus Vult (5:20)|
|4||4. Stella Maris (6:17)|
|5||5.Death in Eden (8:09)|
|6||6.Challalla Khaeri (11:46)|
|7||7.Garden Building (1:48)|
|8||8.Sick for what the heart wants (2:55)|
|9||9. stranded (8:22)|
|10||10. Flower harvest (1:50)|
|11||11. we are many and they are few (2:56)|
|12||12. mother night (4:49)|
|13||13. God will break your heart (6:42)|
|14||14. Afterture (3:16)|