Humble Grumble - Flanders Fields (2011)  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 9, 2017
Humble Grumble - Flanders Fields (2011)

Humble Grumble - Flanders Fields (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 345 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 200 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Avant-Prog, Jazz-Rock, Freak Folk | AltrOck #ALT-016

The Italian AltrOck label has extremely high musical standards, and Humble Grumble, one of their latest signings as of early 2011, display this in spades. On the evidence of their label debut, Flanders Fields, Humble Grumble can do practically anything. The question is whether doing quite so much is a good idea. First, make no mistake, although wacky, this is a group of astoundingly accomplished musicians. Theoretically at least, some portion of the public should enjoy listening to what such musicians can do when operating at the peak of their powers, as they are here. And in the rock music world, wackiness shouldn’t count against them either…

Accordo Dei Contrari - 2 Studio Albums (2007-2011)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 28, 2016
Accordo Dei Contrari - 2 Studio Albums (2007-2011)

Accordo Dei Contrari - 2 Studio Albums (2007-2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 588 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 212 MB | Covers - 98 MB
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: AltrOck, Self-released

Welcome to Accordo dei Contrari's music. The band is actually a unit of four different people, each with his own life, experience and (sometimes opposite) view-points. This is the reason for the name Accordo dei Contrari, which by the band's self-definition, means "Council of the Opposites". Accordo dei Contrari was formed in 2001 in Bologna, Italy, conceived as a vehicle for making original instrumental music. "Kinesis", released on AltrOck in 2007, was critically acclaimed and won the Progaward for the best Italian album of progressive rock in 2007. A second studio album, "Kublai", with special guest, Canterbury Scene notable Richard Sinclair, was delivered in 2011.

Finnegans Wake - 3 Studio Albums (1996-2008)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 8, 2016
Finnegans Wake - 3 Studio Albums (1996-2008)

Finnegans Wake - 3 Studio Albums (1996-2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks/image+.cue+log) - 881 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 376 MB | Covers - 86 MB
Genre: Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mellow Records, Gazul Records, AltrOck

Finnegans Wake is not just the name of James Joyce's baffling and impenetrable work of fiction, but the name adopted by at least a few musical ensembles over the years, not surprisingly a Celtic band based in - somewhat surprisingly after all - Las Vegas (and with "Finnegan's" in the singular possessive form). There is a Finnegans Wake band with no connection to Celtic music or Ireland or the United States, however, and that group is a bit more difficult to pinpoint in terms of both style and geography. As for style, try an avant-prog amalgam of influences including post-Canterbury prog and contemporary classical; as for geography, jump across the Atlantic from Belgium to Brazil (and throw in Germany as well). This Finnegans Wake is decidedly a rather large distance away from Blarney Rock.

Camembert — Schnörgl Attahk (2011)  Music

Posted by hill0 at Sept. 24, 2016
Camembert — Schnörgl Attahk (2011)

Camembert — Schnörgl Attahk (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | 315 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 117 MB | Scans (JPG) | 39 MB | 51:18
Genre: Progressive rock / Jazz Rock / Fusion | Country: France/Italy | Label: AltrOck Productions | ALT 022

Great debut from French fusioneers Camembert. Obviously endebted in title to the pothead pixies, this album plays like an easy listening Frank Zappa record. Big Band riffs, xylophone runs, incessant tempo changes trademark the package. A fabulous record that's thrilling and easy listening all at the same time. If I ran a department store this record would be on repeat.

Rêve Général - Howl (2015)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 2, 2015
Rêve Général - Howl (2015)

Rêve Général - Howl (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 353 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 140 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 123 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
RIO, Chamber Rock, Avant-Prog | AltrOck Productions #ALT 049

Debut for a band whose members are well-known on the avant-prog and RIO music scene in France and abroad. Volapük and Metamorphosis are the projects from which come Takumi Fukushima (violin, vocals), Guillaume Saurel (cello, vocals), Christoph Pajer (violin, vocals), Jan Kavan (cello), Richard Deutsch (guitar, vocals, mixing), Martin Alacam (guitar) and Guigou Chenevier (drums). Chenevier was founder not only of Volapük but also of Etron Fou Leloublan and Les Batterries. The "General Dream" including through 2 violins, 2 guitars and 2 cellos opens onto vast and uncharted musical horizons, ranging from chamber-rock to Rock In Opposition…

Rational Diet - 3 Studio Albums (2007-2010)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 19, 2015
Rational Diet - 3 Studio Albums (2007-2010)

Rational Diet - 3 Studio Albums (2007-2010)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 955 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 360 MB | Covers - 492 MB
Genre: Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Altrock

Rational Diet, the group existing since the late 90-s in Belarus proposes an unusual mix of styles and sounds: Chamber music, rock, theatre and improvisation, supported by the amazingly instrumental abilities of their components. It's difficult to define the mood of such music, which goes from dark atmosphere to grotesque, powerful or oniric, sometimes even humoristic. Violin, cello, bassoon, saxes and accordion - besides the traditional rock instruments - chase each other along the dizzy instrumental plots, or sustain the dazed texts by the Russian avant-garde poets Daniil Charms and Alexander Vvedensky.

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…

Inner Ear Brigade ‎– Rainbro (2012)  Music

Posted by hill0 at April 29, 2015
Inner Ear Brigade ‎– Rainbro (2012)

Inner Ear Brigade ‎– Rainbro (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | 369 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 131 MB | Scans | 00:52:42
Genre: Progressive Rock/RIO/Avant-Prog | Country: Italy | Label: Altrock | ALT025

Inner Ear Brigade is a ayoung american prog band who just releases their first album named Rainbro not long ago at italian label Altrock. Very nice surprise this album , it sounds quite avant prog to me with some jazzy moments here and there, with some great moments like on opening track Knee, Oomp Pah , Missing the train or the longest track 25 Miles to Freedom with nice female vocals made by Melody Ferris with tenacious sax playing by Ivor Holloway combined with groovy guitar parts and great mellotron arrangements in the mix, very nice overall.
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…