""Two years after Iridule, finally the italian band Yugen comes back with its first live album. The cd captures the show at RIO Fest 2011, in Carmaux, France, and presents the group in an extraordinary seven-member line-up.
"The brain of Aranis is contrabassist Joris Vanvinckenroye (and on then you've got the five girls and her-anus ;o)p))) and outside his writing the huge majority of Aranis material, he also finds time to have his solo project. And when I mean solo project, Basta!
"The discerning prog listener has been known to embrace music that may not initial appear to fall wholly within the boundaries of the genre. Therefore I would like to offer Aranis' Songs From Mirage as a contender for your attention.
Second album from this eclectic chamber rock ensemble from Belgium. Right up the alley of any fan of Univers Zero and Art Zoyd. Dark stuff.
Interesting new band led by Michele Epifani, keyboardist of Areknames. While that band is retro-prog, Subtilior is much more "serious" taking on a classical/chamber rock sound of bands like Univers Zero and Art Zoyd.
"Though they're separated by profound differences-- most especially improvisation and rigidity-- jazz and metal have a lot more in common than most fans would admit.
"Both musicians, together and separately, have long been an important and active part of Washington D.C.’s new-music scene.
"With Floury Hand is the final release by Lars Hollmer.
"With Saturnal October Equus from Madrid establish themselves as the point of reference for the iberic avant-prog scene.