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IQ Nomzamo
An album representing a frustrated band with a significant identity crisis beginning with Peter Nicholls exiting stage left and replaced by Paul Menel. Nicholls' departure coincides with a band surrendering its neo progressive rock roots in lieu for a Menel led jangle pop oriented song structure. At times the band seems at odds with its new front man in attempt to maintain a hold to its progressive past, as evident in the album titled track and Common Ground (an ode to World War I veterans) while presenting an entirely different pop direction in Passing Strangers. Even the production is rather muddied with Menel's capable vocals mixed into th
Motorpsycho Lobotomizer
Lobotomizer is the debut full length record released by Norwegian progressive jack of all trades rock band, Motorpsycho. Very much an album of its time, the intermix of bass heavy metal meets grunge is readily apparent. Grinder, Hogwash, Home of the Brave and TFC are directly in the vein of Soundgarden's raw Ultramega OK - Louder Than Love era. Snah's wailing vocals even bring to mind Chris Cornell. A more than decent start to a spectacular band's diverse and progressively eclectic career.
The Lucid Dream Songs of Lies and Deceit
Songs of Lies and Deceit is the debut release of the English psychedelic rock band, The Lucid Dream. The album opener How's Your Low When You're Alone? immediately launches into an unfettered washed out guitar drone sequence recalling Spacemen 3. As the album advances, the musical direction twists to a hybrid of Jesus & Mary Chain meets The Brian Jonestown Massacre. An energetic yet hypnotic listening experience.
Electric Eye Pick-up, Lift-off, Space, Time
Pick-Up, Lift-Off, Space, Time is the debut release by Norwegian psychedelic rock band Electric Eye. Instantly brings to mind the mystical middle eastern tonality of the Beatles' Tomorrow Never Knows from the Revolver album. Other shared influences include the bombastic grooves of The Big Pink, vocal stylization from The Jesus and Mary Chain and psychedelic atmospheric presence of The Black Angels. Although there is no filler, stand out tracks include Lake Geneva, Tangerine, Kruskontroll and Electric Eye. Immediate and accessible, this is a must listen for fans of this genre.
Desert Mountain Tribe Ep
This is a self released EP by the English psychedelic rock band Desert Mountain Tribe. Borrowing a little from The Dandy Warhols and a whole lot from The Black Angels, DMT avoids the derivative label with its high energy output on these tracks. Especially take note of Rolling which was also released as a video and is viewable on Youtube. An excellent start for a promising act.
Frost* Milliontown
Milliontown is the debut release by British progressive rock super group Frost*, comprising of members from Arena, Kino and IQ. However its collaborative sound is distinguishable on its own and falls somewhere between American counterparts Spock's Beard and Dream Theater. The epic twenty-six minute six segmented closer Milliontown is the album's crowning sonic achievement however Black Light Machine and the delicately performed Snowman also shine. Credited with the song writing, Jem Godfrey expresses beautifully melancholic lyrical prose, as exemplified by Snowman; "Death has done her work this morning, Cutting me back down to size, Frozen
Messenger Illusory Blues
Illusory Blues is the debut release by Finnish progressive folk rock band, Messenger. As noted by several reviewers, the percussion work performed by Jaime Gomez Arellano is simply brilliant and shines throughout the entire track list. Messenger provides a unique psychedelic instrumental kaleidoscope complemented with folk vocals, somewhat reminiscent of a Jethro Tull experimental project.

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  • Observer Like your sound offs man. Been on a big prog rock binge lately so ive ended up reading a lot of what you're posting.
    May 30 08:13 PM
  • warlordfun Your sound offs are great and your taste in music is awesome! Keep it up!
    April 17 08:16 AM
  • zakalwe I love your sound offs dude
    April 15 04:46 PM

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