Welcome to the latest mix of new progressive sounds on this equally new Prog magazine cover disc. There's brand new Voyager, Big Big Train, Goldray, White Willow and Ayreon, all featuring highly anticipated tracks from their latesr releases. We also feature a track from Arkansas-based band Pallbearer. Traditionally known as a doom band, their love of progressive rock has seen them expand their sound on new album Heartless, hense the inclusion of "I Saw The End" on this CD. And of course there's Damanek, the project featuring Guy Manning, Sean Timms, Luke Machin, Dan Mash and Marek Arnold. "Long Time Shadow Falls" does not disappoint.
Beequeen is a duo from Nijmegen, Netherlands, formed by Frans de Waard and Freek Kinkelaar. They have been making music together since 1988. This is a reissue of an album that was originally released in a limited run on the now-defunct Isomorphic Records in 1996. For this edition, a previously unreleased 13-minute bonus track from the original sessions has been appended to the album. Music For the Head Ballet is possibly Beequeen's most ambient work to date: a series of quietly abstract, lengthy organ drones that amass slowly over time, gradually revealing their denseness and complexity.
Grammy-nominated Henta is an independent singer, songwriter, sonic nurturer, and producer, originally from the UK, now living in the US at Anamchara Ministries & Monastery. She writes immersive music, taking you on a kaleidoscopic journey melding the ambient and acoustic with her sensual voice as your guide.
"Laserium for the soul" is a series of songs and instrumental pieces written with loving intent to bring in healing light and take you on a gentle journey of relaxation and meditation…
Hurricane Ruth LaMaster’s new album, Ain’t Ready for the Grave, was produced by blues great Tom Hambridge, who also played drums on the record. The album features 12 tracks. Most were penned by LaMaster, Hambridge, and Richard Fleming. One song was written by Scott Holt. Hambridge is a two time Grammy award winning producer. He took home the Best Blues Album Grammy in 2016 for Buddy Guy’s Born to Play Guitar, and won the Best Blues Album Grammy in 2011 for Guy’s Living Proof. He has produced albums for a “Who’s Who” of artists from Guy to Susan Tedeschi, to Delbert McClinton. Hambridge has had his songs cut by Buddy Guy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood, ZZ Top, Billy Ray Cyrus, B.B. King, Rascal Flatts, Johnny Winter, and many others…
bvdub is Brock Van Wey, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. Devoting his life to the SF rave scene in the late 80's, he began to DJ and promote his own deep house and ambient events in 1991, rising 10 years before a self-imposed exile to China in 2001 to escape the state of a scene he could no longer accept. He began to produce his own music in 2006, first releasing in 2007 on Night Drive Music. Soon after, his overtly emotional sound spread to Styrax, Millions of Moments, Southern Outpost, and Meanwhile, before a natural and gradual shift to his trademark ambient onslaughts saw him call n5MD, Glacial Movements, AY, Darla, echospace [detroit], Kompakt, his own Quietus Recordings, and many more home. Now returned to his hometown, he has continued his prolific output, with a string of self-released CD and digital-only releases, a monolithic rework of Vortexual [element seven] for echopace [detroit], and his newest, most wistful and hypnotic work yet - his return to Glacial Movements, with Epilogues for the End of the Sky.
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music. Active since 1983 as a recording artist, she has recorded seventeen albums and has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.