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Pythagoras (NL) / Pythagoras - Discography
« on: January 06, 2016, 03:18:02 PM »
Pythagoras recorded two albums both released in 1981. The first one was called "Journey to the vast unknown" and the second one "After the silence".
Both were private releases on Syntone Records, but After the silence was later re-released by EMI.

In 2011 another album surfaced, with material which was recorded for a third album which was never released because Pythagoras disbanded before it was finished.
This release is called "The Correlated ABC".

Pythagoras (NL) / Pythagoras - Biography
« on: January 06, 2016, 03:13:15 PM »
A short Bio on Pythagoras, translated from

The basis of Pythagoras was laid in the late seventies in a The Hague record store called Moonlight Records, which was owned by drummer / percussionist Bob de Jong. One of the regular customers is keyboardist Rene de Haan.
In 1980 they recorded a  synth-based album called "Journey To The Vast Unknown", which was  released in 1981 as a private release in an edition of 500 copies. The melodic synthesizer music, plus sequencer and Mellotron, is related to the early work of German keyboardist Klaus Schulze. Songs of the album are played on the radio which gives very enthusiastic response of listeners in the Netherlands and Belgium. The album was re-released a few times and eventually it sold at about 5000 copies.

The second and last album "After The Silence" has a more symphonic sound. On the album guests appearance, like for instance guitarist Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) and keyboardist Michel Wassem (Plackband).

The 1983 single "So It Goes (Anne)" is a pop song with lyrics from the producers Bernard Oattes and Rob van Schaik. The duo worked on a third album around 1984, which included keyboardist Peter Courtens who deceased in the year 2000, but Pythagoras disbanded before the album was finished.

The recordings for the third album were finally released in 2011 on an album called "The Correlated ABC". Unfortunately Bob de Jong dies on December 7, 2011.

I actually have met Bob severall times, during visits to his recordshop  in the centre of The Hague. His wife or girlfriend (don't know if they ever got married) was in the same school and in the same class as I was.

Pythagoras (NL) / Pythagoras - Links & Info
« on: January 06, 2016, 02:55:44 PM »
Pythagoras is a Symphonic Prog band from the Netherlands, which was active in the early eighties.

More on Pythagoras can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):

Pythagoras Website:

Pythagoras on Prog Archives:

Pythagoras on ProgGnosis:

Forthcoming releases / Profuna Ocean - In Vacuum (2016)
« on: January 06, 2016, 02:09:57 PM »
On January 8, 2016 the Dutch progressive band Profuna Ocean will release their new studio album called "In Vacuum"

Check the band´s website for full details on this forthcoming release:

Profuna Ocean (NL) / Profuna Ocean - Links & Info
« on: January 06, 2016, 02:06:41 PM »
Profuna Ocean is an alternative progrock band from the Netherlands, founded in 2008.

More on Profuna Ocean can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):

Profuna Ocean Website:

Profuna Ocean on Facebook:

Profuna Ocean on Instagram:

Profuna Ocean on Prog Archives:

Profuna Ocean on ProgGnosis:

Profuna Ocean on Soundcloud:

Profuna Ocean on Twitter:

Profuna Ocean on You Tube:

Profuna Ocean (NL) / Profuna Ocean - Biography
« on: January 06, 2016, 02:00:09 PM »
A short Bio on Profuna Ocean, taken from the band´s website:

Profuna Ocean is an alternative progrock band from the Netherlands, founded in 2008. With their sequences of thought out compositions, vivacious melodies and powerful rock sounds their music seems to be constantly working toward some kind of musical trip and introduces the listener to the world of Profuna Ocean.
In 2009 the band released their first album Watching The Closing Sky, which received international attention with airplay in the radio show of Sander Guis on 3FM (Dutch radio) and the radio show of Rick Wakeman (Yes) in England. In the next period the band worked on their live performance with a number of shows on many different stages and shared the stage with bands like Focus, Knight Area and Racoon. In 2013 Profuna Ocean won the award for “best progressive rock band of The Netherlands” (Dutch Exposure Project) with their song Waiting For The Fall.
Meanwhile, the band was working on their second studio album, refining and redefining their own unique sound. The period of writing, arranging and recording the album In Vacuum was an intense period of development where they found themselves and took their music to a whole new level.
On the one hand, it still has progressive influences from bands like Porcupine Tree and The Pineapple Thief. On the other hand, this album is especially about the power and intensity of their music, inspired by bands like Anathema. Driven by the idea that music is always at its most powerful when it comes straight from the heart, with In Vacuum the band is truly blossoming into something extraordinary and very special.
From the start of the recordings, the band used a high standard for the album. To finish the results at the right level, they teamed up with the Swedish producer Jens Bogren for mastering the album. The second studio album of Profuna Ocean, called In Vacuum, shows who they really are!

Forthcoming releases / Dream Theater - The Astonishing (2016)
« on: January 06, 2016, 01:53:05 PM »
On January 29th, 2016 Dream Theater will release their new album called "The Astonishing".

Check out Dream Theater´s website for full details:

Forthcoming releases / Steven Wilson - 4 ˝ (2016)
« on: January 06, 2016, 08:46:04 AM »
On January 22, 2016, Steven Wilson will release a new mini album called 4 ˝.

4 ˝ is interim release between Hand. Cannot. Erase. and his next album. Four of the songs originated during the sessions for Hand. Cannot. Erase. and one from the recording sessions for The Raven That Refused To Sing.
The final track is a new version of Don't Hate Me - a song recorded by Porcupine Tree in 1998 - based on a live recording made on the recent tour of Europe, with additional recording in the studio.
The vocals on this new version are sung as a duet between Steven and Ninet Tayeb.


1. My Book of Regrets (9.23)
2. Year of the Plague (4.15)
3. Happiness 3 (4.31)
4. Sunday Rain Sets In (3.50)
5. Vermillioncore (5.09)
6. Don't Hate Me (9.34)

Total Time 36:42


Steven Wilson - vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass guitar


Guthrie Govan - lead guitar
Nick Beggs - bass guitar
Marco Minnemann - drums
Adam Holzman - keyboards
Theo Travis - saxophone, flute
Ninet Tayeb - vocals
Craig Blundell - drums
Chad Wackerman - drums
Dave Kilminster - guitar

Jerome Froese (Germany) / Jerome Froese - Links & Info
« on: January 06, 2016, 08:26:07 AM »
Jerome Froese (indeed, the son of Edgar) is an electronic artist from Germany, who started his solo career in 2005, after being a key member of Tangerine Dream for 16 years.

More on Jerome Froese can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):

Jerome Froese Website:

Jerome Froese on BandCamp:

Jerome Froese on Facebook:

Jerome Froese on ProgGnosis:

Jerome Froese on Twitter:

Jerome Froese on YouTube:

Plackband (NL) / Plackband - Biography
« on: January 06, 2016, 07:58:33 AM »
I found a short Plackband biography on Prog Archives:

Halfway the Seventies the Dutch progrock formation Plackband was founded with this line-up:

Kees Bik (vocals, Mellotron)
Ronald Brautigam (guitar and vocals)
Michel van Wassem (keyboards and vocals)
Albert de Keijzer (bass and Moog-pedals)
Tom van der Meulen (drums and percussion)

The Plackband were local heroes, but gradually they became more and more known and the Plackband even appeared on the national Dutch radio. Unfortunately musical disputes lead to the demise in 1982. Until then they never got the opportunity to record an album, only a single entitled "Seventy Warriors/Some Party" (from 1978, nowadays a collectors item).

In 2000 the Plackband reunited and released in the original line-up the live-CD "The Lost Tapes", including all their best songs. Two years later the Plackband released the album "After The Battle" and a single entitled "Remember Forever", including the new title track and the two songs from the single "Seventy Warriors".
The sound of the Plackband is a tribute to mid-Genesis, very warm, melodic and with strong vocal harmonies, lush keyboards and powerful guitarwork. In 2004 singer Kees Bik was replaced by Karel Messemaker, who knew Ronald and Michel from the Dutch formation "November", the successor of the Plackband.

In 2009 the Plackband were reincarnated as PBII featuring original members Tom van der Meulen, Ronald Brautigam, and Michel Van Wassem with a debut CD release in 2010.

Plackband (NL) / Plackband - Links & Info
« on: January 06, 2016, 07:48:51 AM »
Plackband is a famous 70´s Dutch prog rock band, formed in 1977, disbanded in 1982 and comeback in 1999. In 2009 they continued as PBII.

More on Plackband can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):

Plackband on Prog Archives:

Plackband on ProgGnosis:

PBII (NL) / PBII - Links & Info
« on: January 06, 2016, 07:38:52 AM »
PBII is a Dutch progressive band, which is the successor to the well known Plackband of the 70's and 80's, a band which was often called the Dutch Genesis.

More on PBII can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):

PBII Website:

PBII on Facebook:

PBII on MySpace:

PBII on Prog Archives:

PBII on ProgGnosis:

Picture Palace Music (D) / Picture Palace Music - Links & Info
« on: January 06, 2016, 07:30:25 AM »
Picture Palace Music is an Electronic Progband from Berlin, formed around Thorsten Quaeschning, which some of you might know from his collaborations with Tangerine Dream.

More on Picture Palace Music can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):

Picture Palace Music Website:

Picture Palace Music on Facebook:

Picture Palace Music on YouTube:

Picture Palace Music on MySpace:

Picture Palace Music on Proggnosis:

NoSound (Italy) / NoSound - Links & Info
« on: January 06, 2016, 07:25:40 AM »
NoSound is a Psychedelic / Space Rock band from the Italy, which has been active from 2005 - present.

More on NoSound can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):

NoSound Website:

NoSound on Facebook:

NoSound on Twitter:

NoSound on Prog Archives:

NoSound on ProgGnosis:

NoSound on YouTube:

Tangerine Dream (Germany) / Tangerine Dream - Links & Info
« on: December 31, 2015, 06:24:15 PM »
Tangerine Dream is a world famous krautrock band from Germany, which was formed by the late Edgar Froese.

More on Tangerine Dream can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):

Tangerine Dream Website:

Tangerine Dream Store:

Tangerine Dream Museum:

Tangerine Dream on Proggnosis:

And here are some more interesting (fan)sites about Tangerine Dream:

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