This is a list of bands or performers that have helped me in improving this site. Thank you for sending pictures, promos, albums and complimentary music, fliers, biographies, and encouragements as well as simply caring. It's the people that take the time to help others (as I try to do as much as possible), that makes all the money and tons of time I put into this non-ad, non-profit site- worthwhile. Cheers, Prog mates!
Dave Bainbridge was nice enough to send me his solo album- `Veil of Gossamer,' which is a simply stunning and a gorgeous album. He combines celtic influences with ethnic and progressive music to make a diverse eclectic collection of songs that radiate visions of the past as well as hold a timeless quality. Fans of symphonic ans folk/progressive rock as well a Celtic music will love this. Check out my Iona bio page as well as Dave's solo album review. Thank you Dave!
Theo Travis, Flautist/Saxophone player extraordinaire, sent me a copy of his new album- `Earth to Ether.' Exellent album. Comments to follow very soon.
Especially Karen Frieske, who hooked me up with some impressive jazz. More on this very soon. A very reliable and friendly site- class all the way.
Is a powerhouse Canterbury Jazz Experimental band that was powered by the late (R.I.P.) Pip Pyle's aggressively expressive drumming with co-founder Enrique Jardines use of the bass as a lead instrument. Add a female singer with punk and Canterbury roots, and you get a band that is inspired by Soft Machine, Miles Davis, Jack Bruce, Daevid Allen, Magma, Matching Mole, King Crimson (circa 1973), free jazz, avant garde classical music and ethnic music- combined to be original. Their latest album- `Crashing Icons' is an powerful album of creativity.
Blue Canoe Records
Arizonia composer, singer and violinist- Jane Anfinson sent me her new album- `Precious Details' Though not prog in the classical sense, the album does have a certain post-new wave/eclectic feel with prog undertones. Great sounds and wonderfully produced. Beautiful violin playing and the vocals are varied and quite nice. Definitely check her out. You can purchase the album at: (http://cdbaby.com.cd/janeanfinson) or through Amazon.com.
The band sent me a demo. They like to call themselves- `psychophonic oblique rock' a bit pretentious? LOL But heck it's a good as any description of this excellent group. Their influnces seeme to be the mellow side of Henry Cow with some 80's King Crimson and some jazz fusion. Very listenable!
MOONJUNE RECORDS came into being in 2001. The company represents the fruition of vision from entrepreneurial producer, tour manager and promoter Leonardo Pavkovic, and draws its name from Soft Machine drummer Robert Wyatt’s famous 1970 epic, “The Moon in June”.
MoonJune has already long established its' pedigree with “in-the-know” progressive music fans. The focus of MoonJune is to discover and release music by artists from a variety of international settings -- exploring the expanding boundaries of genuine, challenging, "non-over-produced music" that cannot be easily categorized into any specific format or genre.
The ongoing goal of MoonJune is to support music that transcends stylistic pigeon-holing, but operates within an evolutionary progressive musical continuum that places jazz at one end and rock at the other. The ever-expanding boundaries of these two musical categories have since come to include everything from progressive rock to ethno-jazz, from experimental avante-garde to jazz-rock, and anything in between.
Thank you Leonardo Pavkovic!!!!!!
Bruce is a very nice gentlemen that is an amzing songwriter. His element is light prog rock. His latest CD `Elements' is his strongest work yet. Thanks Bruce for supporting my efforts!
The band sent me their latest CD- Cantus Firmus. If you like Medieval Prog with a heavy dose of Gentle Giant and Symphonic keyboards, check them out. These guys are one of the best kept secrets in Prog (and they shouldn't be). Superb vocals. They also distribute CDs and DVDs. As a thanks, I bought from them Kenso's DVD live at Nearfest. It is fantastic. Thanks guys! You can purchase their music from their website: http://www.adventmusic.net/home.html
John W. Patterson's project has created 2 dark ambient cinematic soundcapes. He was nice enough to send me his most recent- `Primordial Lands Arise' If you like your ambient music dark, mysterious and brooding, without pulsating rhythms, you might want to check this talented musician out. The bass is dominating to say the least! Thanks John!!!
Les sent me his new album featuring his Ztar MIDI guitar- `One Link between Them,' which is a very good listen if you're into quality spacerock/prog. Fans of Tangerine Dream and Jean-Michel jaree will eat this up! Bravo Les and thanks for supporting this site!
Radio and public relations specialtist- Jon Freeman of Inside Out, sent me a bunch of fantastic music, which included the newest from: The Flower kings, Beardfish, DeadSoul Tribe, and the amazing The Tangent band. Thank you Jon and all at Inside Out Music for supporting the progressive music. More on this later....
Iona and Open Sky Records and Voiceprint sent me a copy of Iona's new DVD- Live in London. This is Celtic Prog at it's finest. A variety of emotions, textures and skill within a classic Iona/Celtic sound. The instrumentation is top notch, as is the sound on this DVD. A great show! Thank you for supporting my efforts!