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Cucamonga - Alter Huevo (2012)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 6, 2016
Cucamonga - Alter Huevo (2012)

Cucamonga - Alter Huevo (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 227 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 74 MB
Genre: Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: AltrOck Productions (ALT024)

Cucamonga are an explosive quintet from Argentina. As their most evident inspiration, that is a “certain” Frank Zappa, hang always in the balance between jazz, rock and experimentation. Supported by an infallible rhythm section, the band holds together an extremely precise writing and elegant harmonies with an enviable melodic and solistic freshness: electric piano, percussions and guitar run after each other through themes and solos, able to go from hard grooves to breathtaking breaks and funny atmospheres.

Abrete Gandul - Enjambre Sismico (2011)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 1, 2017
Abrete Gandul - Enjambre Sismico (2011)

Abrete Gandul - Enjambre Sismico (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 396 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 122 MB
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fading Records (FAD-004)

With their third album, the Chilean band Abrete Gandul are now signed to the superb Italian label AltrOck with its roster of forward-thinking, experimental and progressive bands (this album is on Fading Records, a division of AltrOck). Much like their fellow label mates, they too create music that is informed by various sources and styles, and use that to create their own sound. This album is wonderfully produced, every instrument is heard clearly and the sound crisp.
This music is entirely instrumental, with the band instead letting their instruments do all of the talking. In a way, this lets the band say alot more with their music, freed of the constraints of having to write in parts for singers to shine in…

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.

Mamma Non Piangere - Mamma Non Piangere N.3 (2016)  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 25, 2016
Mamma Non Piangere - Mamma Non Piangere N.3 (2016)

Mamma Non Piangere - Mamma Non Piangere N.3 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 301 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 202 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Avant-Prog, Chamber | AltrOck Productions #ALT-051

Mamma Non Piangere was a relatively unknown RIO band heading from Italy in the late 70's, and released two albums during their short-lived career. They formed in Milan around 1978 by guitarist/violinist Lorenzo Leddi, who also was the only member to be featured on both of their albums. They disbanded shortly after the release of their second album, which was recorded live shortly after the release of their debut album and had a completely different line-up other than Leddi's presence. The reason why they disbanded are temporarly unknown. Musically, they are heavily reminiscent of bands such as Henry Cow, Gruppo D'alternativa, Stormy Six and other bands notable from the RIO genre…

Not A Good Sign - Not A Good Sign (2013)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 18, 2016
Not A Good Sign - Not A Good Sign (2013)

Not A Good Sign - Not A Good Sign (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 332 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers - 15 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: AltrOck/Fading Records (FAD009)

Not a Good Sign is a project by AltrOck and some bands’ members of the label. Marcello Marinone, Paolo «Ske» Botta and Francesco Zago, after a successful collaboration in Yugen and Ske, propose a new blend of their musical attitudes. The result is an ominous, fascinating sound melting vintage keyboards, powerful guitars and voice, besides ethereal and autumn nuances, supported by a compelling rhythmic drive. The band takes their name from one of their own songs but the expression also alludes to their take on the present economic climate across the globe, a situation that in turn mirrors the dark mood on the debut album…

Homunculus Res - Come Si Diventa Ciò Che Si Era (2015)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 16, 2015
Homunculus Res - Come Si Diventa Ciò Che Si Era (2015)

Homunculus Res - Come Si Diventa Ciò Che Si Era (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 330 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 229 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Canterbury | AltrOck Productions #ALT-050

Based in Palermo, Italy, Homunculus Res is an often breezy group whose music harks back to the pop side of the '60s-'70s Canterbury sound and early Italian prog of the same era, with suitably retro elements but also the compositional complexity and production touches one would expect from a 21st century release on the Milan-based avant-prog AltrOck label…

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…