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Jerome Froese (Germany) / Jerome Froese - Shiver Me Timbers (2007)
« on: July 17, 2016, 09:35:17 AM »
Jerome Froese's second solo album called "Shiver me timbers" was released at the end of April, 2007. The album contains 10 titles with a total lenght of 64 minutes and 17 seconds. Cover artwork by Monique Froese.


01. Economical with the truth - 06mn 55s
02. A mellow morning - 06mn 36s
03. Mrs. Misty Kiss - 06mn 33s
04. Colorless green ideas sleep furiously - 05mn 51s
05. Daisy's Drug - 08mn 10s
06. Ye gods and little fishes - 04mn 19s
07. Haunting your home and neighborhood - 09mn 32s
08. Through love and deed - 06mn 0s
09. Playing for penalties - 05mn 20s
10. Strictly from nowhere - 04mn 40s

Like on "Neptunes" everything you hear is mainly based on guitars but in some places it sounds quite different to its predecessor. You'll find spheric guitar walls and arppegios as well as distorted and disturbing moments. "Shiver me timbers"  opens another chapter which is definitely linked to Jerome's handwriting.

Peter Baumann (D) / Peter Baumann - Repeat Repeat (1981)
« on: July 17, 2016, 09:32:16 AM »
Peter Baumann - Repeat Repeat (1981)

Repeat Repeat is Peter Baumann´s third solo album.

Release info:

1981: Virgin/Ariola
LP: 204 014


1.   Repeat Repeat   3:43
2.   Home Sweet Home   3:44
3.   Deccadance   3:11
4.   Realtimes   3:25
5.   M.A.N. Series Two   3:37
6.   Brain Damage   2:45
7.   Kinky Dinky   3:14
8.   Daytime Logic   2:51
9.   Playland Pleasure   3:27
10.   What Is Your Use?   3:30

Performer credits:

Peter Baumann - synthesizer, keyboards, programming


Carsten Bohn - drums & keyboards
Ritchie Flieger - guitar
Mike Dawe - drums
John Tropea - guitar
Linda Kay Brynan - vocals

Peter Baumann (D) / Peter Baumann - Romance 76 (1976)
« on: July 17, 2016, 09:31:22 AM »
Peter Baumann - Romance 76 (1976)

Romance 76 was Peter Baumann´s first solo album.

Release info:

1976: Virgin/Ariola
LP: 28 311 XOT


1.   Bicentennial Present   4:46
2.   Romance   6:02
3.   Phase By Phase   7:35
4.   Meadow Of Infinity, Part One   5:10
5.   The Glass Bridge   3:27
6.   Meadow Of Infinity, Part Two   5:43

Performer credits:

Peter Baumann - All instruments


Members of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

A Doll That's Made In Japan is a 1984 single release by Steve Hackett, taken from the album Till We Have Faces.

I own two different versions of this release:

Release info 12":

Label: Lamborghini Records ‎– 12LMG 16
Format: 12" Vinyl
Country: UK
Year: 1984


A-side: A Doll That's Made In Japan - 5:55

B-side: Just The Bones - 6:58

Release info 7":

Label: Lamborghini Records ‎– LMG 16
Format: 7" Vinyl
Country: UK
Year: 1984


A-side: A Doll That's Made In Japan - 3:58

B-side: A Doll That's Made In Japan (Instrumental) - 2:12

Huis (Canada) / Huis -Biography
« on: July 17, 2016, 09:17:50 AM »
A short Bio on Huis, taken from the band´s website:

Huis ("home doors" in french, and "house" in dutch) is a five member musical project officially formed by Pascal Lapierre and Michel Joncas at the end of 2009, after an oustanding and inspiring trip in the Netherlands.

At that time, they decided to put on tape (read hard drive!) some ideas they had in mind since a long time. Over time, three other talented musicians, William Régnier, Sylvain Descôteaux and Michel St-Père, joined the band, each one bringing a special touch to Huis’ sound.
In 2014, the band released his first album, Despite Guardian Angels.
After receiving rave reviews for Despite Guardian Angels, the group began to work on the second album, Neither in Heaven, released in April 2016.
In the fall of 2014, keyboardist and founding member, Pascal Lapierre, had to leave for family reasons. Benoît Dupuis (Mystery) came replace him temporarily for the following months. In October 2015, Johnny Maz officially joined the band as keyboardist.

Fractal Mirror (NL) / Fractal Mirror - Slow Burn 1 (2016)
« on: July 17, 2016, 09:04:58 AM »
On March 18, 2016, Fractal Mirror released their third CD called Slow Burn 1.

Slow Burn 1 consists of 11 new tracks reflecting a mix of progressive, rock, pop and indie influences.  Slow Burn 1 was produced and mixed by Brett Kull of Echolyn fame, mastered by Larry Fast (Synergy) and features a number of guest musicians to support the continuing evolution of their sound.

For more details on this new release, check out:

Fractal Mirror (NL) / Fractal Mirror - Biography
« on: July 17, 2016, 08:53:45 AM »
A short Bio on Fractal Mirror, taken from the band´s website:

The origins of Fractal Mirror can be traced back to the mid-eighties when three friends from Amsterdam started to make music together influenced by bands from the famous 4AD label and artists like David Sylvian. At the same time a new wave of progressive rock was expanding its listening audience.  Bands like IQ, Pendragon, Twelfth Night, Marillion and Pallas but especially the virtually unknown Canadian band Terraced Garden have been a big influence on Fractal Mirror music.

Fast Forward to 2012:
Two of the original members are still working together but the musical focus has shifted towards contemporary pop/rock music with progressive rock influences.  Via Facebook a drummer from the States is found and after working out recording logistics through some demos the band decides on the name Fractal Mirror.  At the end of 2012  tracks were recorded at home for a CD.  The drum tracks were recorded at a studio in New Jersey in the summer of 2013.  These tracks were then mixed and mastered in August at the Autumnsongstudios in Trondheim, Norway by Rhys Marsh from Rhys Marsh and the Autumn Ghosts (recently interviewed in Classic Rock Presents Prog).  Our music has been played on many of the leading progressive radio stations to a very positive response.  As our ability to collaborate across the ocean improves and we share our musical ideas online, look for Fractal Mirror to release some new and exciting music in 2013 which will continue to demonstrate this variety of influences in an increasingly original blend. 


Garden of Ghosts is released in November, 2014 to overwhelmingly positive response, receiving feature airplay and special full length album previews on many fine internet sites.  See our REVIEWS page for a recap of the reviews.  We also made many Best of the Year lists as well.


We have written over 70 minutes of new music, some nearly complete, some just guitar and vocals, some verse/chorus requiring some additional music.  Once again, the music is evolving.  Stay tuned for some previews in the next few months. The CD will again be co-produced and mixed by Brett Kull of Echolyn and various other quality music projects.

Fractal Mirror:

Ed van Haagen: Bass, Keyboards and Programming

Leo Koperdraat: Voice, Guitars, Keyboards and Lyrics

Frank L. Urbaniak: Drums, Percussion and Lyrics

Fractal Mirror (NL) / Fractal Mirror - Links & Info
« on: July 17, 2016, 08:50:50 AM »
Fractal Mirror is a progressive rockband from the Netherlands, which origins can be traced back to the mid-eighties when three friends from Amsterdam started to make music.

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

Fractal Mirror´s Website:

Fractal Mirror on Prog Archives:

Fractal Mirror on ProgGnosis:

Fractal Mirror on Facebook:

Fractal Mirror (NL) / Fractal Mirror - Garden of Ghosts (2014)
« on: July 17, 2016, 08:43:20 AM »
On the 11th of November 2014, the Dutch progressive rock band Fractal Mirror released their album called Garden of Ghosts.

Fractal Mirror are:

Ed van Haagen: Bass, Keyboards and Programming
Leo Koperdraat: Voice, Guitars, Keyboards and Lyrics
Frank L. Urbaniak: Drums, Percussion and Lyrics

On this album they are supported by:

Brett Kull (Echolyn) - acoustic and electric guitars, background/harmony vocals
Larry Fast - guitar
Don Fast - sitar
Jacque Varsalona - background vocals
Charlotte Koperdraat - background vocals

Check Fractal Mirror´s website for more details:
Check Fractal Mirror on Bandcamp for the album track House of Wishes:
Check Fractal Mirror on ProgGnosis:

Windchase (AUS) / Windchase - Links & Info
« on: July 17, 2016, 08:35:10 AM »
Windchase were an Australian prog band created in the mid-seventies by Mario Millo & Toivo Pilt, both former members of the famous Australian band Sebastian Hardie.

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

Windchase´s Website: .....

Windchase on Prog Archives:

Windchase on ProgGnosis:

Windchase (AUS) / Windchase - Biography
« on: July 17, 2016, 08:32:59 AM »
A short Bio on Windchase:

Windchase was formed by the end of 1976 by Mario Millo, after Sebastian Hardie disbanded. Millo was joined by Sebastian Hardie´s keyboard player Toivo Pilt. They were joined by Doug Bligh on drums and Duncan McGuire on bass.

They recorded an album called "Symphinity", which was released in 1977. This album still maintained a unique innovative quality and remained in the category of "progressive rock".

Towards the latter part of the seventies, it became more and more difficult to obtain radio support for anything other than "commercial/radio friendly songs" and as a consequence, Windchase disbanded late in 1977.

3RDegree (USA) / 3RDegree - Links & Info
« on: July 17, 2016, 08:08:22 AM »
3RDegree is a progressive rock band form the USA, which has been active since 1993.

More on 3RDegree can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):

3RDegree´s Website:

3RDegree on Prog Archives:

3RDegree on ProgGnosis:

3RDegree on Facebook:

3RDegree on Instagram:

3RDegree on My Space:

3RDegree on Twitter:

3RDegree on ReverbNation:

3RDegree on 10T Records:

Ad Infinitum (USA) / Ad Infinitum - Biography
« on: July 17, 2016, 07:57:10 AM »
A short Bio on Ad Infinitum by Melo the Prog Goddess, taken from the old forum:

Ad Infinitum means "to infinity" in Latin, but in the four years it took to write, arrange, record, re-record, mix and master this debut album, there were times when it appeared it was going to take that long before it was finished!

Around 1993, Todd Braverman was getting restless, having just ended his relationship with Cathedral. Kinesis had just released the second Cathedral disc, There In The Shadows, and he felt it was time to move on to his own creative outlet. Then Ad Infinitum was conceived.

The underlying premise for Ad Infinitum was to recreate an early 70"s progressive rock album. As guitarist Craig Wall puts it: "We found that many neo-prog bands write great music, but don"t have that sound, talented vocalists, or write memorable songs. In other words, we wanted to write extended songs with memorable melodies and interesting arrangements, but use traditional prog sounds. In our opinion, what separates the classic prog groups from the others is that they wrote songs, not virtuosic displays merely to impress other musicians. Being aficionados of the old school ways, we wanted to hear more traditional prog sounds like Mellotrons, Hammond organs, Moogs, beautifully structured 12-string acoustic guitar duets and, most of all, songs again. Hey, just because it clocks in at 8:29, doesn"t mean it can"t have a logical song structure to hang all that musical virtuosity on.�

Craig made a call to Todd sometime back in 1994 to answer an ad Todd had posted in the Village Voice for a co-writer and guitarist. Before Craig had the chance to meet him, Todd drilled him on his knowledge of prog rock by bringing up obscure references to bands Craig had been listening to since he was 12 years old, always trying to sneak one in to stump him. But after a month of their prog banter and what seemed like a fairly elongated screening period, Todd mentioned something about a flower and Craig just said casually, "A flower?� Todd immediately picked up the Genesis Supper"s Ready reference and the next words out of his mouth were, "When can you come over?"

Ad Infinitum (USA) / Ad Infinitum - Links & Info
« on: July 17, 2016, 07:53:19 AM »
Ad Infinitum were a progressive rock band from the 90's American scene, which had researched over 6 years to finally put out their first and unique CD, with several classic prog influences (mainly Yes and Genesis) with long tracks and different moods and passages.

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

Ad Infinitum´s Website: .....

Ad Infinitum on Prog Archives:

Ad Infinitum on ProgGnosis:

Ad Infinitum on ....

Zaar (F) / Zaar - Links & Info
« on: July 17, 2016, 07:39:24 AM »
Zaar were a progressive rock band from France, playing RIO/Avantgarde type music. In 2006 they released their only selftitled album.

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

Zaar´s Website: .....

Zaar on Prog Archives:

Zaar on ProgGnosis:

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