Responding to the big demand, the joint-venture between Colossus (The Finnish Progressive Music Association) and Musea proudly presents its concept-album: "The 7 Samurai - The Ultimate Epic". Here's a Progressive rock concept-album inspired by the famous film by Akira Kurosawa (1954). The story has been divided in three chapters, and Consorzio Acqua Potabile (Italy), Tempano (Venezuela) and Taprobran (Italy) have been chosen to interpret one track. The total length of each suite is around 25 minutes. The sound remains faithful to the spirit of the Seventies Progressive rock music: original keyboards (Hammond organ, Moog, Mellotron, Fender Rhodes, Grand Piano etc.) are favoured, and the bands avoid loops, drum machines or other Eighties and Nineties digital sounds.
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The Samurai of Prog will release their new double album, “Lost and Found”, on April 20th. Working with original members of Pavlov’s Dog, Lift, Cathedral, Odyssey, and Quill, the band has discovered lost prog epics from the 1970s. Because of dissolving record contracts, band line-up changes, and the shifting landscape of popular music, these amazing compositions were never properly recorded… until now! The Samurai have created stunning, brand-new versions, and the result is a prog-lover’s paradise.The recording is audiophile quality. The package is first-rate (thick cardstock mini-LP style, with a 32-page booklet and artwork by Ed Unitsky).