Shape-shifting Progressive Jazz

Dusan Jevtovic – Live At Home (Moonjune, 2018)

Live At Home showcases the talent of innovative Serbian guitarist Dusan Jevtovic and his formidable band. On Live At Home, delivers a superb set of progressive jazz-rock fusion.

Spain-based Jevtovic is not a showoff guitarist. Instead he uses his guitar in multiple ways, creating a certain ambience, delivering altered walls of sound, distorted guitars, some solos and improvisations as well. His colleague, guest keyboardist Vasil Hadzimanov performs an excellent set of mesmerizing electric piano segments that at time channel Chick Corea.

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AREA Caution Radiation Area (Rock Progressivo Italiano, 1974)

Review by VianaProghead — Review Nº 158

'Caution Radiation Area' is the second studio album of Area and was released in 1974. The line up on the album is
Demetrio Stratos (vocals, organ, clavicembalo, steel drums and percussion), Giampaolo Tofani (guitar, synthesizer
and flute), Patrizio Fariselli (electric piano, piano, clarinet and synthesizer), Areas Tavolazzi (bass and trombone) and
Giulio Capiozzo (drums and percussion).

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PAIN OF SALVATION Be (Progressive Metal, 2004)

Review by mlkpad14 — Pain of Salvation was founded in 1984, by the eleven years old Daniel Gildenlöw, in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Every album
released thus far has been a concept album; from Remedy Lane (2002) to The Perfect Element, Part I (2000) and In the
Passing Light of Day (2017), the band has released a multitude of albums in the progressive metal genre. However,
their most ambitious effort to date - that is BE (2004) - transcends any genre. It is not only a great musical experience
but a major crack at ideology and philosophy. To be blunt, BE is Pain of Salvation's masterpiece, but it is also a very
challenging and rewarding album.

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KARFAGEN Messages from Afar: First Contact (Symphonic Prog, 2017)

Review by Yeshead58 — This is my first time to write a review on here as I have just joined, so for my first ever review it has to be this exciting
new album by KARFAGEN. And what a wonderful album this is!

I first heard this band 2 years ago. I was watching EUROVISION (someone has to!) when Ukraine won it and I got
curious as to what Ukraine had to offer with Prog, so I googled and Karfagen came up! I listened to a couple of songs
on YouTube and was stunned by the sheer quality of their music! My fave band is YES but I wanted some competition
and this band is awesome! I bought 3 of their CDs and their last album Spektra was brilliant! So what is the new album
like?

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Prog-Watch 504 - Epix, Vol. 2

This week's Prog-Watch? is a special centered on Progressive Rock epics! Five tracks only make up the 90 minute show! To avoid over-emphasizing the golden age, I have selected one track from each of the five decades of our favorite genre! We'll hear music from Marillion?, Phideaux Xavier?, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Pallas, and Discipline!

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