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Michael Rother (Germany) / Re: Michael Rother - Biography
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:46:14 PM »
In 1977 Michael was invited to join David Bowie for the recording of David's album Heroes, together with Brian Eno, but unfirtunately this collaboration never took place.

In 1977 his first solo albaum "Flammende Herzen" was released. I still keep this LP in my record collection on original vinyl. Michael recorded severall soloalbums since. In 1980 he installed his own studio, which was named after the titles of his albums.

Between 1985 and 1986, he and Klaus Dinger did some recording sessions for a fourth Neu album. This material was released in 1995 for the Japenese Market by Klaus Dinger.

In 1993 Michael founded his own record label called Random Records and started to re-release his back catalogue on CD, with the addition of some bonus material recorded bewteen 1988 and 1992.

Michael worked on severall projects since. In 2004 he released his 9th soloalbum called Remeber.

For full details on Michael Rother take a look at: http://www.michaelrother.de/en/

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Michael Rother (Germany) / Michael Rother - Biography
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:45:54 PM »
A short Bio on Michael Rother:

Michael Rother is a guitarplayer from Germany and came out of the Krautrock scene. He was born in 1950 in Hamburg, Germany. He grew up and went to school in Munich Germany, Wilmslow England and Karachi Pakistan.

Between 1965 and 1971 he was a member of a German band called Spirits of Sound, which originated from a town called Duesseldorf. In 1971 he became a member of Kraftwerk in the line-up with Florian Schneider, Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother. With Kraftwerk he did some concerts and some TV appearances. With Conny Plank as producer they did some recordings for a second Kraftwer album, recordings which untill now have never been released.

In 1971 he and Klaus Dinger left Kraftwerk and started the band Neu, which recorded 3 LP's between 1971 and 1975.

Between 1973 and 1976 he also was a member from a band called Harmonia, together with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius. They recorded 2 LP's and did severall tours in Germany and outside Germany

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Listening Profiles / Re: Obi´s playlist
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:42:17 PM »
Listening to the latest RPWL recording, RPWL Plays Pink FLoyd


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RPWL (Germany) / Re: RPWL - Biography
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:38:42 PM »
Meanwhile RPWL has won their fans' favour world-wide. So it's not surprising that, in July 2002, "Trying to kiss the sun" was released in the USA as well. In December 2001 the Brazilian people have already released the "God Has Failed"-album.

Motivated by their latest success the band has released a very special album (in Germany and in the USA): "STOCK - A collection of previously unreleased material". Additionally for all hi-fi fans they have mixed the "STOCK" songs in the most modern way of listening to music: 5.1 Surround-Sound. Obviously it has suggested itself to transmit the Quadrophonic-Sound from concert stage to the people's familiar living-room. So the "STOCK" album is published as a digi-pack with one conventional CD and one DVD with the surround mix (Dolby/DTS) plus a tour- and history-video of RPWL. The release of "STOCK" was on 10th February 2003 (Europe and USA). The press has payed a great tribute to this album therefore the following tour through Europe, started on 13th March 2003, has been entirely successful. In 2003, as a very honour to RPWL, they had got the chance to support the very popular band Toto at the "Tollwood-Festival" in Munich.

In November 2003, for the very first time, the band gave a concert in Great Britain (Rotherham) and in April 2004 they travelled to the USA in order to play as headliner at the "Rites Of Spring"-Festival in Phoenixville/Philadelphia. In August they played for the very first time in Spain.

In January 2005 the band will release their brand new album (entitled "World Through My Eyes"), also available as special-edition Hybrid-SACD 5.1 mix! One track on it ("Roses") features the impressive voice of Ex-Genesis/Ex-Stiltskin-singer Ray Wilson on lead-vocals! RPWL fans may look forward to seeing the band live on their tour through half of Europe in March 2005. Furthermore RPWL are set to play at the Eclipsed-Festival in D-Aschaffenburg (together with ARENA) on May 7th.

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RPWL (Germany) / RPWL - Biography
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:38:24 PM »
A short Bio by Melo, taken from the old forum:

With their debut CD "God Has Failed" in September 2000, RPWL was greeted on all sides with great enthusiasm. Praise and excellent reviews in all the important magazines. A hugely successful tour through half of Europe and appearances at many of the major festivals. In addition, RPWL has become an appreciated part of the Progressive/Symphonic rock scene. In 2000, some of the most important and influential Scene magazines graded the band on the world-wide popularity scale under the TOP 3!

In spring 2002, RPWL released their second album "Trying to Kiss The Sun". What began in 1997 as a PINK FLOYD cover band has in the meantime developed into an effective band in its own right. The music is still typically "RPWL" and without question, belongs to the symphonic rock scene. With a well-thought out collage of sound and tone, haunting melodies and poetic texts that get under the skin and are not easily forgotten, together with a Brit-pop rock mood - RPWL has made significant steps towards their own style of music with this second album. Whether enjoyed live or on CD, the songs sometimes sound a little raw but in that they have a very sensitive and personal tone, are not only a pleasure to listen to but at times can raise the hair on your head!

Backed-up by a unique Quadrophonic-System, every concert becomes a very special experience! There were numerous opportunities to experience RPWL live at stage: The Band went on tour through out Germany and half of Europe.

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RPWL (Germany) / RPWL - Links & Info
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:37:18 PM »
RPWL (named after the band members Risettion, Postl,  Wallner & Lung) is a German progressive rock band. The band was formed in 1997 as a Pink Floyd cover band.

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


RPWL´s Website: http://www.rpwl-wanted.de/

RPWL on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpwl.de

RPWL on MySpace:https://myspace.com/rpwl

RPWL on ProgArchives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=298

RPWL on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_DETAIL.aspx?AID=448

RPWL on Reverb Nation: https://www.reverbnation.com/rpwl

RPWL on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RPWL_official

RPWL on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RPWLtv


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A Piedi Nudi (I) / Re: A Piedi Nudi - Links & Info
« on: January 13, 2016, 02:02:35 PM »
A Piedi Nudi on Prog Archives:http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=103

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5th Man Down (UK) / 5th Man Down - Links & Info
« on: January 12, 2016, 08:37:10 PM »
5th Man Down are loud, anthemic, and bloody good in all honesty.

More on 5th Man Down can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


5th Man Down on Bandcamp: https://5thmandown.bandcamp.com/

5th Man Down on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5thManDown/

5th Man Down on My Space: https://myspace.com/5thmandown


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7BZH (France) / 7BZH - Links & Info
« on: January 12, 2016, 08:29:50 PM »
7BZH is an unsigned band from France delivering prog (and also not-so-prog) compositions, with influences such as Porcupine Tree, Yes, Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Steve Morse Band, Office of Strategic Influence, ....
The music from 7BZH is released under Creative Commons license

More on 7BZH can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


7BZH Website: http://www.7bzh.com/index.php?page=music

7BZH on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=9884


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DeeExpus (UK) / DeeExpus - Links & Info
« on: January 12, 2016, 08:16:16 PM »
DeeExpus is a Progressive Melodic Rock Band from the UK, which has been active from 1971 - present.

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


DeeExpus Website: http://www.deeexpus.com/

DeeExpus on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeeExpus/

DeeExpus on My Space: https://myspace.com/deeexpusmusic

DeeExpus on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=4446

DeeExpus on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=8544

DeeExpus on Twitter: https://twitter.com/deeexpusmusic


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Silhouette (NL) / Silhouette - Beyond the Seventh Wave (2014)
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:22:09 PM »
On the 24th of November 2014, Silhouette released their fourth studio album called "Beyond the Seventh Wave".  Beyond the Seventh Wave is a concept album of more than 60 minutes. The album also features a guest appearance by Kayak´s Ton Scherpenzeel.

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Prologue - 2:44
2. Betrayed (Instrumental) - 1:35
3. Web of Lies - 12:47
     Part I - The Vow
     Part II - The Plot
4. In Solitary - 6:16
5. Escape (Instrumental) - 5:19
6. Lost Paradise - 10:36
7. Betrayed Again (instrumental) - 0:42
8. Devil's Island - 8:53
9. Beyond the Seventh Wave - 7:33
10. Wings to Fly - 5:13

Line-up:

Erik Laan: Keyboard and vocals
Jurjen Bergsma: Bass Guitar
Rob van Nieuwenhuijzen: Drums
Brian de Graeve: Guitar and vocals
Daniel van der Weijde: Guitars

joined by:

Ton Scherpenzeel (Kayak, Camel)
Ruben van Kruistum  (Adeia, Chris): Cello
Laura ten Voorde (Adeia): Violin
Tamara van Koetsveld (Dutch Royal Airforce Orchestra)
Marjolein DeciBel: Flute


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Silhouette (NL) / Silhouette - Links & Info
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:18:09 PM »
Silhouette is a Progressive Rock Band from the Netherlands, which has been active since 2005.

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


Silhouette´s Website:

Silhouette on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/briandegraeve.silhouette

Silhouette on My Space: http://www.myspace.com/silhouetteband1

Silhouette on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=5083

Silhouette on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=8068

Silhouette on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=silhouette+band


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Harvest (Spain) / Re: Harvest - Biography
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:03:59 PM »
- Second Album (2012) - Chasing Time

Chasing Time is the title of the band’s new album. Two years of composing and producing have lead to a very special CD that also counts with two very special guests. Both Alan Reed (ex Pallas and Abel Ganz) and Steven Rothery (Marillion)have collaborated each on a track. This album has 10 tracks which have been mixed and mastered at the prestigious Aurha Studios in Barcelona.



- Third Album (2014) - Northern Wind

Evolution has been the key to the album Northern Wind. Being still true to their style and sound, a touch of new elements can be found on Harvest's third studio. Emotion is purer than ever, rhythm is stronger than before, details caress the ear gently and solos are even more enveloping than before.
 
Both prerecording and recording sessions have been intense and the approach of producing this third album has been different than before in a positive way. Also the arrival of Toni Munné in 2012 (after Chasing Time's launching) has brought new perspective to the band's sound. While listening to Northern Wind, it is clear that both maturity and creativity have a leading role.
 
Regarding the visual art, it was inevitable for Harvest to ask Antonio Seijas to be a part of this album and gladly he accepted. Northern Wind shines through his wonderful cover design and also the inside of the booklet contains meaningful illustrations. Surprisingly, the bandpicture has been arranged and made by one of the bandmembers, Jordi Amela, who is, beside musician, also a passionate photographer.


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Harvest (Spain) / Harvest - Biography
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:03:37 PM »
Taken from Harvest´s website:

- Bio

Harvest is a Catalan-Dutch band which is the result of the passion for music that all members share. Their individual and joint musical influences (mainly prog rock and indie rock) have resulted in an unconventional, unique and emotion-packed sound.
 
The story of Harvest started back in February 2008 when the three original members of the band (Monique van der Kolk, Jordi Amela and Jordi Prats) started shaping up the project. The first songs took shape rapidly, and a few months later was recorded a demo with six tracks which would be the embryo of their first studio album, Underground Community.
 
In November 2008, Roger Vilageliu and Alex Ojea finally came on board so Harvest went from a project to a fully-fledged band. With a demo out on the streets and a meticulously-crafted live sound, they started performing their first live concerts in 2009 (with a special mention for our performance as warm-up band for the British group Marillion at the Sant Jordi Club in February 2009), and also working on recording the album.
 
A few months after the launching (May 2012) of the second album Chasing Time, Roger had to leave the band due to professional reasons. After weeks of auditions, in July 2012 Harvest welcomed Toni Munné as new bassist.

- Debut Album (2009) - Underground Community

We wanted our first album to contain all the elements that we admire in music or indeed any other form of artistic expression: sincerity, emotion, passion, harmony, contrast, fantasy… our objective was to put together a handful of songs that would not only sound great the first time but would grow better and better on successive plays, always seeking an individual sound that would identify Harvest, whatever the
song…a pretty ambitious goal!
 
As a tribute to the first ‘big’ group that entrusted us to share the stage with them at the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona in February 2009, we decided to include a version of a Marillion track (Waiting to Happen), suitably adapted to our own sound.
 
We should also mention the collaboration of the fabulous artist Antonio Seijas, who we greatly admire, in designing the front cover and the song sheet: it was an exciting process watching how some of our songs, through music and words, were
transformed into disquieting images: true works of art.
 
Underground Community is a self-produced album: recorded, mixed and edited entirely by our own label (Red Phone Records) and mastered at the Musiclan studios, it contains all the elements we were looking for from the beginning. We are
proud to be able to say, following the reviews and comments from the press, forums and the general public, that all these nuances have been both perceived and appreciated on listening.


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Harvest (Spain) / Harvest - Links & Info
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:00:50 PM »
Harvest is a Catalan-Dutch band whose story started back in February 2008.

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


Harvest´s Website: http://www.harvestband.com/

Harvest on Bandcamp: http://harvest-band.bandcamp.com/

Harvest on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarvestBand/

Harvest on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=5078

Harvest on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=10990

Harvest on Twitter: https://twitter.com/harvest_band


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