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Thinking Plague - In This Life (1989/2015)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 13, 2015
Thinking Plague - In This Life (1989/2015)

Thinking Plague - In This Life (1989/2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 295 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 107 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Avant-Prog, RIO | Cuneiform Records #Rune 407

Thinking Plague has been releasing impossible to categorize albums to a devoted fan-base for over 30 years. In This Life, originally released in 1989, was the group's 3rd album. It is probably their most popular release. It comes back into print for the first time in years in a newly remastered version overseen by the band and making its first-ever appearance on Cuneiform. Thinking Plague is a United States avant-garde progressive rock group founded in 1982 by guitarist/composer, Mike Johnson, and bass guitarist/drummer, Bob Drake. Based in Denver, Colorado, the band has been active off and on since 1982, taking on a number of musicians over the years. They have made six studio albums between 1984 and 2012, and released one live album recorded at NEARfest in 2000. Their music is a mix of rock, folk, jazz and 20th-century classical music. In spite of Johnson's dislike of the term, the band has often been categorized as a "RIO" band.

Kotebel - Live At Prog-Résiste 2013 (2016)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Aug. 1, 2016
Kotebel - Live At Prog-Résiste 2013 (2016)

Kotebel - Live At Prog-Résiste 2013 (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Musea, FGBG 4968 | ~ 674 or 238 Mb | Scans(png) -> 104 Mb
Progressive Rock / Sympho-Prog / Avant-Prog

This album features a complete rendition of concert in the 2013 edition of the Prog-Résiste Convention in Belgium.

Loomings - Everyday Mythology (2015)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 10, 2015
Loomings - Everyday Mythology (2015)

Loomings - Everyday Mythology (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 313 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 142 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 145 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Avant-prog, RIO, Canterbury | AltrOck Productions #ALT-048

From Strasbourg, France, this band declares influences from RIO artists like Art Bears, Zappa and Henry Cow as well as from Canterburians like Hatfield and the North and Soft Machine. The Loomings are: Maria Denami (vocals), Ludmila Schwartzwalder, (vocals, synth), Benoît Rameau (vocals, sax, synth), Louis Haessler (bass), Enrico Pedicone (Drums and Percussion) and Jacopo Costa (Druns and Percussion). Currently they have a bunch of single tracks on Bandcamp and the first full-length album released in 2015 by AltRock Productions. All the band members are classically trained and have previous collaborations and performances in the classical music world. They have taken part to the innovative music festival in Lainate (Milan) in September 2014…
Stormy Six: Original Album Series (5CD, 2012) & Benvenuti Nel Ghetto (CD + DVD, 2013)

Stormy Six: Original Album Series (5CD, 2012) & Benvenuti Nel Ghetto (CD + DVD, 2013)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
6CD | Warner Music, BTF | ~ 1702 or 1718 or 687 Mb | Scans(png, 600dpi) -> 823 Mb
DVD5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed | Dolby AC3, 2 ch -> 4.94 Gb
RIO / Avant-Prog / Progressive Rock

Stormy Six from Milan, Italy was one of the original bands in the RIO movement and appeared in the famous on March 12th 1978 in the New London Theatre in London. However, as opposed to the other bands appearing with them, they did not start out their musical career as a RIO sounding band…
Romantic Warriors II: A Progressive Music Saga About Rock in Opposition (2012)

Romantic Warriors II: A Progressive Music Saga About Rock in Opposition (2012)
2xDVD-5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Zeitgeist Media | Scans Included | ~ 4.28 + 4.23 Gb
RIO / Avant-Prog

This 98-minute documentary, written, produced, and directed by Adele Schmidt and José Zegarra Holder of the Washington, D.C. area's Zeitgeist Media, begins and ends at the 2011 Rock in Opposition festival in Carmaux, France, and between those two bookends tells the story of this idiosyncratic movement – or style, or whatever you want to call it – that was birthed in the late '70s and has against all odds persisted on and off to the present day…

Yugen - Death By Water (2016)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 3, 2017
Yugen - Death By Water (2016)

Yugen - Death By Water (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 239 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 101 MB
Genre: Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: AltrOck (ALT-053)

This band/project was conceived in autumn 2004 by Francesco Zago (formerly of The Night Watch) and Marcello Marinone who wanted to create a band which will play combine RIO and chamber music. As influences they state the following: "Satie, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Cage, Reich, Zappa, Henry Cow, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Univers Zero".
On the band's fourth studio album ("Death By Water", 2016) Francesco Zago is surrounded by a large group of fellow musicians. Stefano Ferrian (8-strings guitar, tenor & alto sax, Chapman stick) is the most important of them. Zago himself also plays the Mellotron, next to the usual guitar parts…

Gruppo D'Alternativa - Ipotesi (1972) [Reissue 2007]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 10, 2017
Gruppo D'Alternativa - Ipotesi (1972) [Reissue 2007]

Gruppo D'Alternativa - Ipotesi (1972) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 180 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 82 MB | Covers - 103 MB
Genre: Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: AMS/Vinyl Magic (AMS114CD)

Another fairly unknown band heading from Italy, Gruppo D'alternativa was formed in Milano in the early 70's and managed to release one album (named "Ipotesi") before they splitted and drowned into further obscurity. Some could consider them as a 'proto-RIO' band due to their activity long before the first RIO movement in the late 70's, and their alternative and experimental prog-rock sound confirms this well although they also reveal some notable Jazz-Rock/Canterbury influences in their sound. "Ipotesi" was based on the death of a friend of the band who was killed in a road accident some time before the album was written, but whenever this explains the bands musical approach is unknown. After a request for a more commercial second album from the record company, the band decided to disband…

Albert Marcoeur - 2 Studio Albums (1979-1984) [Reissue 2015]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 13, 2016
Albert Marcoeur - 2 Studio Albums (1979-1984) [Reissue 2015]

Albert Marcoeur - 2 Studio Albums (1979-1984) [Reissue 2015]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 459 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 168 MB | Covers - 222 MB
Genre: Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Belle Antique

Albert Marcoeur, French multi-instrumentalist/composer, was born on December 12 1947, in Dijon, France. During his formal education of clarinet at the National Academy of Music and Dance of Dijon, Marcoeur actively participated in many straightforward college rock 'n roll bands. Closing an end to his formal training Marcoeur's musical visions had gravitated towards the experimental facets of music, wishing "to do nothing else but make my own music". In 1970, the realisations of Marcoeur's 'unclassifiable' forays found their conception, marking the being of studio life. It was to be another four years until the release of his first self-titled album, which still ranks as his greatest recording to date…

Syrinx - Tumblers From The Vault (1970–1972) (2016)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 18, 2016
Syrinx - Tumblers From The Vault (1970–1972) (2016)

Syrinx - Tumblers From The Vault (1970–1972) (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | RVNG Intl., RERVNG08 | ~813 or 304 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 186 Mb
Progressive Rock / Progressive Electronic

The history of SYRINX began in Toronto in the late 60's with musician John MILLS-COCKELL; his first musical endeveaours started out in avantgarde electronic group called INTERSYSTEMS with which he recorded three albums by the year 1970. Later on he moved to Vancouver and joined HYDRO-ELECTRIC STREETCAR, which is when he met with percussionist Alan WELLS…

The Muffins - 8 Albums (1981-2012) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 3, 2016
The Muffins - 8 Albums (1981-2012) (Repost)

The Muffins - 8 Albums (1981-2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 2,69 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 995 MB | Covers - 428 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene/Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cuneiform Records, CoNtOrTeD, Hobart Films & Records, Musea

The Muffins are Canterbury influenced quartet formed in Washington D.C. in the year of 1973 by Dave Newhouse (keyboards, reeds), Billy Swan (bass) and Michael Zenterner (guitar, violin). The new group remains nameless until one day, while the trio are discussing upon potential names, a friend of there's enters the house and shouts "The muffins are hear!" and conveying a tray of blueberry muffins, thus the band is born! A number of drummers are recruited off and on during the next few months. In the fall of 1974, reediest, Tom Scot joins The Muffins, moves in with band, starts to rehearse and Dave starts to compose new material…