THE BLUE SHIP The Executioner's Lover (RIO/Avant-Prog, 2014)

Review by DamoXt7942 — A UK act The BLUE SHIP are one of promising chamber rock projects that launch cynical melodies and sorta epoch-making sound literacy.
Sounds like they have various musically theoretical insights and techniques but do not stick to one genre nor one style but explore
musical variation and diversity. Their debut (and only one so far) album "The Executioner's Lover" is fastidious one with distorted melody
sweep, eccentric string stream, and decent pop essence. We can say that the soundscape of the album itself is light but plenty of complex
kinds of flavour beneath their world, can't we?

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MAGNUM Kingdom Of Madness (Prog Related, 1978)

Review by martindavey87 — Oh Magnum... one of "those bands". They never really had that one massive hit that would forever engrave them into
the hearts and souls of music lovers the world over, but they had a strong enough body of work that would
permanently etch them their place on hard rock (and sometimes even heavy metal) compilations. Your old man has
probably heard of them, but can't name a single song of theirs. Classic dad rock.

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THE FAR SIDE Parallelbiped (Heavy Prog, 2002)

Review by maryes — 3,5 really !!!The Far Side "Parallelebiped" make a style of sound certainly influenced by bands like Enchant, Tiles ( which are
influenced by Rush specially in their third phase "Grace Under Pressure" and "Power Windows").

Although this isn't a masterpiece as for instance "Time Lost" from Enchant (review (#302991) | Posted by maryes | Saturday,
October 9, 2010 with 5 Stars rate and "Presents of Mind" from Tiles ((#450636) | Posted by maryes | Saturday, May 21, 2011
with "4,5" stars. The album is very pleasant, the arrangements are very worked and his sound don't seems a cheap copy.

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Prog-Fusion Legends BangTower Releases New Digital EP “Hey, Where'd Everybody Go?”

Featuring Neil Citron, Robby “Pag” Pagliari and Frankie Banali   Los Angeles – Declassified Records is proud to announce the release of a special 7 track digital EP from progressive fusion legends BangTower entitled “Hey, Where’d Everybody Go?”. Available on September 12, 2017 at all major Digital music retailers including iTunes, CD-Baby, Bandcamp, Google Play, and Amazon. Tracks from the EP will also be available on most major streaming services in early September.

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Invincible Space Rock God, NIK TURNER, co-founder of HAWKWIND, Returns With A Brand New Album & North American Tour!

Los Angeles, CA – The Return Of The Thunder Rider! Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner teleports back to Earth with a brand new album, Life In Space, to be released on September 29 via Purple Pyramid Records. The album features some of Nik’s most mature songs in years including the emotional opener “End Of The World” featuring a special guest performance by former Hawkwind/Pink Fairies member Paul Rudolph. Another Hawkwind alumnus, violinist Simon House, jumps on board for the space trippy “Why Are You?.” Turner also revisits one of the Hawkwind classics that he co-wrote, “Master Of The Universe,” giving the tune a modern twist. Life In Space will be available on both CD and colored vinyl (your choice of blue or white).

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NOVALIS Vielleicht Bist Du Ein Clown ? (Symphonic Prog, 1978)

Review by Tarcisio Moura — My P.A. colleague and good friend Kenneth Levine claims that Novalis found its voice with this
album. I am not sure if I totally agree with that statement, since I still haven´t heard much of
their later material, but it is clear that Vielleicht Bist Du Ein Clown ? is a different LP of
sorts. I supposed everybody thought they would embrace the pop market after the previous Brandung,
but that was not what happened. Sure, the extensive, side long, opus are gone forever, but the prog
element is still here. And if they were courting the charts they probably would not open the new
album with an 8 minute+ song that is also drenched with mellotrons (who was still using that
instrument in the disco dominated year of 1978?).

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Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Unlock Guilty Of Innocence

“We are all guilty of innocence. We are all blissful with ignorance.”



“Guilty of Innocence” Is my 8th studio album, and the 5th by my band, Stratospheerius. Unlike previous projects, we did not go into the studio and knock out all the songs in a few days. The first 4 songs, “Behind the Curtain,” “Take Your Medicine,” “Face,” and “Guilty of Innocence” were tracked in January of 2014. Each of those except “Face” was released as singles over the course of the next two years, and later remixed and remastered for this album. In 2015, we tracked “Parallel Reality” and “Affluenza.” “Hysteria” and “Game of Chicken” were recorded in 2016, and “Soul Food” as well as “Dream Diary Cadenza” in 2017. This approach was beneficial for a number of reasons:

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