Magma New Studio Album “Kartëhl” Now Available on All Digital Platforms and on Apple Music in a Dolby Atmos Version

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Magma New Studio Album “Kartëhl” Now Available on All Digital Platforms and on Apple Music in a Dolby Atmos Version

French music legends Magma’s new critically acclaimed album “Kartëhl” is now available on all Digital Platforms and on Apple Music in a Dolby Atmos Version!

The new album has been receiving rave reviews worldwide!

For those who thought Zess would be Magma’s grand studio finale, the good news is that it isn’t. In fact this crazy French band from another planet that sings in their own made-up language still has a lot of energy and power remaining in their collective starship, as evidenced by Kãrtëhl. Kärtëhl offers another solid entry in the Magma canon that certainly won’t disappoint longtime fans of the band.” – Expose

“This is an album with a newer direction, but containing enough of Magma’s uniqueness to be readily identifiable. With each play through the songs grow in stature. These songs definitely demonstrate what Magma can do so well and will sit comfortably alongside older pieces within the live setting. Magma have given us what I believe will be a well-received album which should please their dedicated legions of fans – and maybe win a few more. Who knows?!” – The Progressive Aspect

“Many legacy artists lose the plot by this stage of their careers, but Magma have been charting their own path for so long that they always seem to know where they’re going—and Kãrtëhl is an exciting new entry in their oeuvre.” – Chicago Reader

“Kãrtëhl has proven that Magma aren’t backing down, without a fight. And the result on this bad boy, has more continuations of the classical, soulful, and jazzy-like approach that’ll keep the machine going, forever and ever.” – Echoes and Dust

“Three years ago, Zëss showed that Magma can still produce work operatic in its scope and ambition; now Kãrtëhl reveals a collective that is very comfortable in its own skin. What Magma do in the next few years will determine whether Kãrtëhl comes to be seen as their well-executed swansong, or the start of a definitive new period.” – The Quietus

Current playlists:

Playlist Deezer Jazz: https://deezer.com/playlist/2138566342

Playlist Apple Music « new releases: https://music.apple.com/fr/playlist/new-music-daily/pl.2b0e6e332fdf4b7a91164da3162127b5?l=en

Playlist Napster Jazz: https://web.napster.com/playlist/pp.394854381

Homepage Apple: https://music.apple.com/fr/browse

2020/2021. More than 18 months without being able to do a concert. This space of time, this imposed “pause”, was used to prepare a new album, a group album, like Magma hadn’t done for a long time.

Following the creation of a new line-up in 2020, Magma once again offered to musicians to bring compositions, Christian Vander having never made the deliberate choice to be Magma’s sole composer. But de facto, none of the dozens of musicians who participated in this adventure had offered a new song for decades!

After “ZËSS”, which hinted at a rather bleak future, this luminous and resolutely optimistic new album is the result of collective work, an “Operation Kartëhl”.

“Kartëhl” was recorded and mixed by Francis Linon at UZ studio between March 7 and June 12, 2022. Mastered at Greasy records studio by Marcus Linon. Produced by Stella Vander Linon.

Line-up – Christian Vander : drums, solo vocals, tambourine / Stella Vander : solo vocals, vocals, chime / Hervé Aknin : solo vocals, vocals / Isabelle Feuilleboi s: vocals / Sylvie Fisichella : vocals / Caroline Indjein : vocals / Laura Guarrato : vocals / Rudy Blas : guitar / Thierry Eliez : piano, Fender Rhodes, keyboards / Simon Goubert : piano, Fender Rhodes, keyboards / Jimmy Top : bass

Magma’s “Kartëhl” is available on CD and 3-sided DBL vinyl LP

To purchase:
CD: https://www.seventhrecords.com/magma-19/kartehl-1316.html
Vinyl: https://www.seventhrecords.com/magma-19/kartehl-edition-vinyle-double-3-1317.html

For more information:
Magma’s official website: www.magmamusic.org
Seventh Records: www.seventhrecords.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash “Argus 50th Anniversary” Multi-Format Box Set Now Available For Pre-order

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Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash “Argus 50th Anniversary” Multi-Format Box Set Now Available For Pre-order

Featuring 2 LPs, 3 CDs, 7” single, DVD and 48-page book with rare photographs and extensive liner notes & contributions from Andy Powell, Martin Turner & Steve Upton

Celebrating one of the most pivotal entries in the history of great British rock and prog albums, Wishbone Ash’s legendary LP “Argus” gets a 50th Anniversary multi-format Box Set release on 14 April 2023 through Madfish.

Complete with its indelible Hipgnosis designed album sleeve, 1972’s “Argus” saw Wishbone Ash (Andy Powell, Martin Turner, Steve Upton & Ted Turner) mix hard rock, blues, folk and elements of prog to create an anthemic album of resounding quality. “Argus” was the group’s third studio LP and undoubtedly the classic album within the band’s ‘70s canon. It is not only the biggest selling album of their career, featuring the beloved fan-favorite “Blowin’ Free”, but full of memorable and timeless tunes such as “The King Will Come”, “Time Was”, “Warrior” and “Throw Down The Sword”. Widely considered a vital moment in the progression of twin-lead guitar harmonization, Andy Powell and Ted Turner’s pioneering twin lead attack left an indelible stamp on the likes of Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was also a technique deployed by Steely Dan for their own 1972 hit “Reelin’ In The Years”.

Watch the trailer for “Argus 50th Anniversary” box set here: https://youtu.be/cWfpNMAdj8k

Madfish are now proud to present the most complete edition of this album to date. Each “Argus 50th Anniversary” Box Set contains:

· 3 CDs: Martin Turner’s “Argus” remaster, “Live at The Alexandra Palace 1973 & Memphis 1972”. Also features 4 previously unreleased early version demos.
· 2 LPs: Original “Argus” replica, remastered for this release + “Argus Live” on yellow vinyl (selected recordings from “Alexandra Palace & Memphis”).
· DVD: French & Swiss TV footage, “Live from the Rainbow 1973 & RTS Broadcast from 1974”.
· 7” Red vinyl Single of “Blowin’ Free”.
· Featuring a 48-page book with rare photographs and extensive liner notes with contributions from Andy Powell, Martin Turner & Steve Upton.
· Numbered certificate of authenticity

Pre Orders available here: https://WishboneAshMadfish.lnk.to/argus50

Wishbone Ash achieved considerable success in the 1970s, during which they were among England’s most popular hard rock acts, achieving an impressive eight Top 40 albums. Often regarded as one of the premiere UK live acts of the ‘70s, they toured throughout this period and into the following decades.

1972 was one of rock music’s most memorable years for regal releases – a golden age of classic albums – “Exile On Main Street”, “Machine Head”, “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”, “All The Young Dudes”, “Roxy Music”, “Can’t Buy A Thrill”, “Sailin’ Shoes”, “Foxtrot”, “Demons And Wizards”, “Transformer” and “Barnstorm” – by rock royalty – The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Davie Bowie, Mott The Hoople, Roxy Music, Steely Dan, Little Feat, Genesis, Uriah Heep, Lou Reed and Joe Walsh. Not least among these amazing artists and records was Wishbone Ash and their groundbreaking album “Argus”.

As they reigned supreme through the ‘70s, Wishbone Ash was centered on inspired musicianship, joyful spirit and inventive songs. Their concerts were uplifting and their recorded work sublime. “Argus” remains a stunning highpoint in the band’s startling repertoire. This is a vital addition to the Wishbone Ash catalogue.

Released by Madfish on April 14, 2023

Pre-orders available here: https://WishboneAshMadfish.lnk.to/argus50

For more information:
https://www.madfishmusic.com/artists/wishbone-ash/
https://www.facebook.com/wishbone.ash.official

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


King Crimson/Asia Legend John Wetton “An Extraordinary Life” Official Book Now Available For Pre-order

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King Crimson/Asia Legend John Wetton “An Extraordinary Life” Official Book Now Available For Pre-order

Announcing the launch of the official book about the legendary singer and bassist at www.johnwettonbook.com

The sign-up is now open for people to be a part of this much anticipated book created with John’s family and management. Some seventy-plus people who knew and worked with John, from his school days through Family, King Crimson, Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash, Roxy Music, U.K., Asia, the John Wetton solo band and beyond, pay witness and tribute to his life and work. Among those quoted along with his family are Steve Howe, Phil Manzanera, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Carl Palmer, Rick Wakeman, Dave Kilminster, Geoff Downes (who also wrote the preface) and many, many more.

Among the stories of friendship, music and sometimes craziness are reflections on what made John Wetton such an unforgettable musician and prog rock legend.

Along with stories of John’s musical success are those from friends and family who do not steer clear of his problems, but rather explain the why, the how, and eventual triumph over them in honest and touching recollections. Along with the stories are personal and classic photos of John at work and play in two extensive photo sections of An Extraordinary Life.

He had a love for fast cars, fine food, coffee, the Rams (that’s Derby County for non-football followers), films, books, crosswords, current affairs, sport, languages, classical music – anything that would stimulate his mind that he could use to great effect in his music and lyrics.” – Geoff Downes.
https://youtu.be/OciWUvrMenk

Signing up for news and special offers at www.johnwettonbook.com will ensure a special discount when pre-order begins, allow people to have a name printed in the book and be a part of this unique project.

For more information: www.johnwettonbook.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Prog Music Artist Leon Alvarado Releases New Short Film and Soundtrack As An Addendum to His Latest Album “Charging The Electric Dream”

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Prog Music Artist Leon Alvarado Releases New Short Film and Soundtrack As An Addendum to His Latest Album “Charging The Electric Dream”

Starting February 15, you’ll be able to watch the short film “Outside the Dream” online via YouTube or Vimeo and purchase a CD of the soundtrack which is available through Melodic Revolution Records. The instrumental musical short film is ten and a half minutes of thought-provoking eye candy while the 10-minute “Epic Edition” of “Outside The Dream” goes far beyond the original version. The music takes you deeper on a voyage with newly added arrangements and instrumentation. The film and soundtrack make up the perfect companions to “Charging The Electric Dream,” the ultimate acoustical trip.

This EP contains 16 minutes of content consisting of music that was recorded during the last quarter of 2022 with some additional material recorded in January of 2023. “Outside the Dream, Epic Edition” is an expansion and rearrangement of the piece by the same name from the “Charging The Electric Dream” album. The second song in the CD is “Alternate Frequencies” which is found as is in the album “Charging The Electric Dream”. Both songs in this EP were composed and recorded during sessions between October and November of 2022. Although the music directly relates to the “Charging The Electric Dream” album, the artwork for the CD follows its own path resembling the style of illustrated artwork found in science-fiction posters from the 70’s. Being heavily influenced by the music from those days, Leon thought a touch of nostalgia depicting a “future that might have been,” would be appropriate for this particular project.

OUTSIDE THE DREAM (SOUNDTRACK)
Release date: February 15, 2023

Track listing:
1. Outside The Dream – Epic Edition 10:02
2. Alternate Frequencies – Single Version 5:52

Personnel:
Leon Alvarado, all instruments
Engineered by Leon Alvarado
Mastering by Maor Appelbaum
Label: Melodic Revolution Records

©2023 Leon Alvarado. All rights reserved

To purchase:
https://leonalvarado.bandcamp.com/album/outside-the-dream
https://leonalvarado.bandcamp.com/album/chasing-the-electric-dream

For more information:
leonalvarado.bandcamp.com/
mrrmusic.com/leon-alvarado

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Ten Years After “A Space In Time” New 50th Anniversary Remix Available on 2CD and 2LP Half-Speed Master 180g Vinyl

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Ten Years After “A Space In Time” New 50th Anniversary Remix Available on 2CD and 2LP Half-Speed Master 180g Vinyl

Release Date: March 17, 2023

British classic rock legends Ten Years After’s “A Space In Time” new 50th Anniversary Remix will be available on 2CD and 2LP Half-Speed Master 180g Vinyl on March 17, 2023!

“A Space In Time” is Ten Years After’s sixth, and best selling album, and was originally released in August 1971. Featuring their most well-known track “I’d Love To Change The World,” which regularly features in movies and TV shows, saw the band taking a more melodic direction from previous releases and showcased the band at their peak.

This new (delayed) 50th Anniversary edition of the album features a brand new mix by the original producer/engineer, Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones/Emerson Lake & Palmer/Marillion), using the original 2” multitrack tapes. He has used modern day plug-ins that perfectly emulate and expand upon the original recording. The results are stunning.

The second disc in this set features the original 1971 mix of the album. Both have been mastered and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios.

This new edition of the album is presented on 180gm black heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, and features new sleeve notes by Chris Kimsey, and band members, Ric Lee, Chick Churchill and Leo Lyons. There will also be an indie exclusive clear vinyl variant just for North America.

The release is also available in Stereo & Atmos digitally and as a limited edition Blu-ray through SuperDeluxeEdition.com

2CD 50th Anniversary Remix

Disc One (Chris Kimsey 2022 Mix)
1. One Of These Days
2. Here They Come
3. I’d Love To Change The World
4. Over The Hill
5. Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘N’ Roll You
6. Once There Was A Time
7. Let The Sky Fall
8. Hard Monkeys
9. I’ve Been There Too
10. Uncle Jam

Disc Two (Original Mix)
1. One Of These Days
2. Here They Come
3. I’d Love To Change The World
4. Over The Hill
5. Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘N’ Roll You
6. Once There Was A Time
7. Let The Sky Fall
8. Hard Monkeys
9. I’ve Been There Too
10. Uncle Jam

2LP 50th Anniversary Half-Speed Master 180g Heavyweight black vinyl

Side One (Chris Kimsey 2022 Mix)
1. One Of These Days
2. Here They Come
3. I’d Love To Change The World
4. Over The Hill
5. Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘N’ Roll You

Side Two (Chris Kimsey 2022 Mix)
1. Once There Was A Time
2. Let The Sky Fall
3. Hard Monkeys
4. I’ve Been There Too
5. Uncle Jam

Side Three (Original Mix)
1. One Of These Days
2. Here They Come
3. I’d Love To Change The World
4. Over The Hill
5. Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘N’ Roll You

Side Four (Original Mix)
1. Once There Was A Time
2. Let The Sky Fall
3. Hard Monkeys
4. I’ve Been There Too
5. Uncle Jam

To pre-order: https://tya.lnk.to/SpaceInTime

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman To Release New Concept Album “A Gallery Of The Imagination”

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Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman To Release New Concept Album “A Gallery Of The Imagination”

Released on 24th February 2023 on Madfish Music

Keyboard legend Rick Wakeman will be releasing his new concept album “A Gallery Of The Imagination” on February 24, 2023 on Madfish Music.

The initial idea for “A Gallery Of The Imagination” stems from Rick’s first piano teacher, Mrs Symes, with whom he studied from the age five until his time at the Royal College of Music. She taught him that music was like painting pictures: that when you play, you are painting pictures through music, an important lesson that Rick never forgot.

Having written a vast array of new music recently, all of different styles, Rick recalled the advice of his beloved teacher and decided to present the tracks for the new album as if they were pictures in a gallery. Just as there are many different styles in an art gallery, so there are many different musical styles on “A Gallery of the Imagination”. It contains many clear prog influences, especially in the Moog solos and there are also two solo piano numbers, which reflect Rick’s classical roots and show influences from the Romantic period. Equally important is the strong song and melodic influence on “A Gallery Of The Imagination” with eight unconventional vocal tracks, with Rick’s distinctive descriptive music carefully arranged around the lyrics.

Examples of the variety contained within the album are the fun yet wistful elements in “A Day Spent on the Pier”, a track describing time spent at the seaside, written in Southwold and evoked by Rick’s own memories of happy childhood days spent on the helter skelters in Brighton and Clacton and on the pier in Southsea. Rick wrote “The Eyes of a Child” with his thirteen grandchildren in mind, aware of the responsibility of trying to fix the world for following generations whereas “Cuban Carnival” celebrates the light-hearted fun times Rick spent in Cuba with his band, the English Rock Ensemble. As listeners take a musical walk-through Rick’s “Gallery”, they will find more than enough to fire the imagination and come up with their own mind paintings whilst listening to his new album. Fans can get a taste of what’s to come with the first single “The Dinner Party” available on streaming services https://RickWakemanMadfish.lnk.to/AGOTI

Says Rick, “One of my great loves is going to museums and art galleries and seeing all the different types of art, so I thought, why not a music gallery… the Gallery of the Imagination? People can paint their own mind pictures to the different types of music that are on the album. It is very diverse and for me it works very well because the concept holds it all together”.

One of the ideas Rick would like to pursue around album release is for listeners to draw or paint their own pictures or even create sculptures to the music which, in turn, could be displayed. “It is a very tactile album,” Rick explains. “I’d like to feel that people can actually touch the music.”

The line-up on “A Gallery Of The Imagination”, as with Rick’s previous album “The Red Planet”, features The English Rock Ensemble: bassist Lee Pomeroy, guitarist Dave Colquhoun, drummer Ash Soan and on vocals Hayley Sanderson, famous for her work as a vocalist on “Strictly Come Dancing”, with each artist recording their individual parts in their own studios. Join Rick for a stroll around “A Gallery Of The Imagination” – as he says: “A gallery that belongs to everyone”.

A Gallery Of The Imagination” Trailer: https://youtu.be/Lvbm3cj0U1s

A Gallery Of The Imagination” Track List
01 Hidden Depths
02 The Man In The Moon
03 A Mirage in the Clouds
04 The Creek
05 My Moonlight Dream
06 Only When I Cry
07 Cuban Carnival
08 Just A Memory
09 The Dinner Party
10 A Day Spent On The Pier
11 The Visitation
12 The Eyes of a Child

A Gallery Of The Imagination” will be released on the following formats and is available to pre-order here: https://RickWakemanMadfish.lnk.to/AGOTI

• CD (jewel case)
• 2 disc set – CD+DVD inc. surround sound audio & hi-res stereo
• 2LP in gatefold sleeve
• 2LP on clear vinyl in a gatefold sleeve
• Super Deluxe Limited Edition multi format set featuring 2LP, CD & DVD inc. surround sound audio & hi-res stereo plus a 24 page perfect bound book presented in a lift off lid box
• Digital

Keyboard engineering: Erik Jordan
Mixing & editing: Erik Jordan at The Nursery
Additional mixing: Toby Wood
Mastering: Simon Heyworth at Super Audio Mastering
Producers: Rick Wakeman & Erik Jordan
Executive Producer: Rob Ayling

For more high res images please see: https://www.madfishmusic.com/media/rickwakeman/

RICK WAKEMAN – LIVE IN THE UK

For more information:
www.rickwakemansmusicemporium.com/
www.rwcc.com
www.instagram.com/rickwakemanmusic
https://www.facebook.com/RickWakemanMusic
https://twitter.com/GrumpyOldRick

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Unquiet Music Ltd New Concept Album “MEMEmusic” Feat. Members of King Crimson, Lifesigns, Stick Men, Earthdiver, Yang and Others Now Available For Pre-order

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Unquiet Music Ltd New Concept Album “MEMEmusic” Feat. Members of King Crimson, Lifesigns, Stick Men, Earthdiver, Yang and Others Now Available For Pre-order

To be released on 3 February 2023 – Pre-order from 18 January 2023

Unquiet Music Ltd releases a new concept album titled “MEMEmusic” and features Jon Poole of Lifesigns, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson, Markus Reuter of Stick Men, Adrian Benavides of Earthdiver, Frédéric L’Epée of Yang among others.

A pretty ‘out there’ album I played bass on earlier this year.” – Jon Poole

Things that manage to reconcile my need to hear new things without losing my deepest roots” – Mixed by Stefano Castagna

Warning: Save your psyche and stay away from this highly disorienting sequence of nerve-rewiring pieces.” – Trey Gunn (King Crimson, David Sylvian) 

On February 3, 2023, ambitious multi-form music project Unquiet Music Ltd issues its second official album “MEMEmusic” on CD and download (via Bandcamp). The album is composed by JP Rossi, and produced by Markus Reuter (Stick Men, Reuter/Motzer/Grohowski, Anchor & Burden), crossing multiple boundaries between the electronic and the acoustic, between complexity and simplicity, between deep contemporary classical structures and textures and punchy art rock drive.

The first Unquiet Music Ltd album, 2020’s “In the Name of… (A Prayer for Our Times)” was an exploration of verticality and the arrow of time throughout a man’s life, or through mankind’s history. While in some respects “MEMEMusic” does act as a continuation of its predecessor, both in ideas and concept, it features a different approach and theme. Whereas “In the Name of…” was vertical, “MEMEmusic” is, in comparison, rather horizontal; and deals predominantly with communication and the notion of the individual. Reflecting on human interaction, and on how this has changed due to significant global changes and challenges over the past three years, it is firmly music for its time. The musical journey is divided in two parts, with the first half of the album being more industrial and electronic while the second turns towards live acoustic performances and to romantic and entertaining songs.

The central theme of “MEMEmusic” is the re-discovery of language – not the only tool with which we can connect to other people, but obviously one of the best – and to realize we are unique individuals precisely because differences exist. At the same time this profound but simple idea is delivered predominantly via music, which allows the listener to wander into their own universe without the weight of any message if they so wish. The cover and booklet also reflect the welcoming of diversity with their collaged images from photographs and paintings, plus AI techniques generated by Swiss multi-media artist Tobias Reber and comic book drawings and characters created by Denis Rodier (Marvel, DC, Milestone Media).

More accessible and reflective than “In the Name of…”, much of MEMEmusic is a conceptual effort based around instrumentals and some striking one-man choral composition. However, the album also diversifies from previous work in containing several stand-alone songs. These blend Rossi’s complex contemporary classical inspirations (fiercely building on and developing inspirations from Dmitri Shostakovich, Steve Reich and Philip Glass, and incorporating large-form ambient pieces and mediaeval-esque hocketing work) with influences from the boundary-crossing, thought-provoking art rock of David Bowie, King Crimson, David Sylvian and Stick Men. Also drifting through the mix are Cuban strings and trumpet, plus frequent and loving references to the languages and expression of the jazz tradition, with the spirits of Billie Holliday, George Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald and Nelson Riddle finding their way into the string arrangements and some of the vocals. (See if you can also spot visitations from certain beloved jazz standards, adding their presence to the stew…)

While based around Rossi’s own vocal, keyboard and electronics work, “MEMEmusic” benefits from the participation of many talented international musicians. Continuing their work with the project alongside Rossi and Reuter are Frédéric L’Épée (Yang, Shylock, Philharmonie), Samira Brahmia, Raphaël Terreau, Khliff Miziallaoua, while the new album also welcomes fresh Unquiet Music contributors Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Stick Men), Jon Poole (Cardiacs, Lifesigns, The Dowling Poole and The Wildhearts), Adrian Benavides (Earthdiver), Troy Jones and Thommy Lowry.

Video presentation of the album here: https://youtu.be/6pPNB1JEqoE

Album tracks:

1. Meme 09:16
Words: JP Rossi, Georges Bataille. Music & Arrangements: JP Rossi
Voices: JP Rossi, Raphaël Terreau. Bass Key, Organ Synth, Soundscapes: JP Rossi. Voice & Bass Processing: Adrian Benavides
Music video: https://youtu.be/grzVu50Bla4
Song presentation video: https://youtu.be/ucam0GgdDpA

2. I Succumb 07:24
Words, Music: JP Rossi. Arrangements: JP Rossi, Adrian Benavides
Voices, Keys & Electronics: JP Rossi. Guitars: Adrian Benavides. U8 Touch Guitars ®: Markus Reuter. Electronic Drums, Traps & Buttons: Pat Mastelotto
Music video: https://youtu.be/9AtiO8iBi-E
Song presentation video: https://youtu.be/_z7vQOAOxo4

3. Towards The Edge 09:37
Words, Music & Arrangements: JP Rossi
Voices: JP Rossi, Raphaël Terreau, Khliff Miziallaoua. Keys & Electronics, Handclaps: JP Rossi. Guitars: Khliff Miziallaoua. U8 Touch Guitars ®: Markus Reuter. Bass: Jon Poole. Drums: Troy Jones
Song presentation video: https://youtu.be/_6suGPuNiwo

4. Lament 09:35
Music & Arrangements: JP Rossi
Voices (Diphonic): Raphaël Terreau. Voices Looping: JP Rossi.
Song presentation video: https://youtu.be/_6suGPuNiwo

5. Commuting Communion 08:56
Words, Music & Arrangements: JP Rossi
Voices: JP Rossi, Samira Brahmia. Guitars: Frédéric L’Épée. Keys & Electronics: JP Rossi. U8 Touch Guitars ®: Markus Reuter. Bass: Jon Poole. Drums: Troy Jones
Song presentation video: https://youtu.be/mR4ZfgnDqiU

6. Sometimes Love 09:52
Words, Music & Arrangements: JP Rossi. Strings Direction: Thommy Lowry
Voice, Keys, Soundscapes: JP Rossi. Violin: Amelia Febles Díaz, Lisbet Sevilla Brizuela, Camila Martel Pérez. Viola: Lizbet Sevilla Brizuela. Cello: Annette Antunez Guevara. Double Bass: Lino Piquero Bueno
Song presentation video: https://youtu.be/Gy8GErfR4bA

7. I Do Remember The Feeling 09:41
Words, Music & Arrangements: JP Rossi
Voices : JP Rossi, Samira Brahmia, Raphaël Terreau, Khliff Miziallaoua. Trumpets: Thommy Lowry. Violin: Amelia Febles Díaz, Lisbet Sevilla Brizuela. Viola: Lizbet Sevilla Brizuela. Cello: Annette Antunez Guevara. Double Bass: Lino Piquero Bueno. Keys & Electronics: JP Rossi. Bass: Jon Poole. Drums: Troy Jones
Music video: https://youtu.be/ypFlcHNo5-w

8. Nemo Point 06:22
Words, Music & Arrangements: JP Rossi
Voices : Samira Brahmia, JP Rossi, Raphaël Terreau. Keys, Electronics, Soundscapes: JP Rossi. Stick, Upright Electric Bass: Tony Levin. Drums: Troy Jones
Song presentation video: https://youtu.be/wKUxQUA34fE

9. Music (Is The Way Out) 03:35
Words, Music & Arrangements: JP Rossi
Voices : JP Rossi, Raphaël Terreau, Khliff Miziallaoua, Samira Brahmia. Fretless Bass: Jon Poole. Organ Synth: JP Rossi.
Song presentation video: https://youtu.be/HPwwOYwzbyM

Recorded at La Maison Rouge and musicians’ studios 2020-2022
Strings on “Sometimes Love”, “Strings Of Love”, “I Do Remember The Feeling”, and Trumpet on “I Do Remember The Feeling” recorded at studios DBega, La Havana, Cuba

Mixed at Studio Ritmo & Blu, Italy, by Stefano Castagna *
* Except “I Succumb” mixed in Austin, Texas, by Adrian Benavides
“I Succumb” stems mixing by Stefano Castagna
Strings of “Sometimes Love” pre-mixed by Khliff Miziallaoua

Mastered by Lee Fletcher
Produced by Markus Reuter for Unquiet Music Ltd

Digital collages based on images by Tobias Reber, Denis Rodier, JP Rossi

“I Succumb” and “Sometimes Love” use samples from freetousesounds
https://www.freetousesounds.com/

“Commuting Communion” and “Sometimes Love” use samples from “Flinch” by TUNER – with kind permission
https://multitrack.bandcamp.com/album/flinch-multitrack-session

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnquietMusicLtd/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@unquietmusicltd8294/videos
Instagram @Unquietmusicltd
Bandcamp: https://unquietmusicltd.bandcamp.com/album/mememusic

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: +1 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Instrumental Riff-Rock Masters APE SHIFTER To Release Third Album ‘Monkey Business’

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Instrumental Riff-Rock Masters APE SHIFTER To Release Third Album Monkey Business

Since their inception in November 2015, APE SHIFTER has released two full-length albums and completed four European club tours encompassing Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and The Netherlands.  They have shared the bill with Villagers of Ioannina City, Loudness, The Skull, White Cowbell Oklahoma, Baron Crane, AC/DC´s Chris Slade, and Mörglbl, among others. Festival performances have included Zytanien (main stage), Burg Herzberg Festival, OBOA, Free n Easy, ArtRock Festival, Fehmarn Open Air, Festival Kult!, and others.

On Friday, March 31, 2023, APE SHIFTER releases their third album Monkey Business.

From rockin’ 70’s riffs played with punk rock ferocity to creeping metal grooves and all out bashers, APE SHIFTER gives new meaning to intense simian instrumental rock from the nasty pits of the Hellabrunn Zoo.

Born on Friday the 13th in Washington, D.C. and raised in Laurel, Maryland, Jeff Aug is a cool underground guitarist who lives at the foothills of the Alps in Southern Germany for the last 20+ years. He has toured with Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine, Greg Howe, Stu Hamm, Albert Lee, and has performed shows with Jawbox, Shudder To Think, and Ice-T & Bodycount with his old band. He’s worked with John Stabb from Government Issue, has been touring and recording with Anne Clark for the last 20+ years, and has been touring as a solo guitarist for the last 25+ years. Jeff can also be heard on the Atari Teenage Riot album “Is This Hyperreal?” (Dim Mak Records / Digital Hardcore Records). Jeff is also a Guinness™ world record holder, setting the world record for the “most concerts performed in different countries in 24 hours” twice (2009, 2012). Filling out the line-up is bass virtuoso Florian Walter from the band Less and drummer Kurty Münch known for his stint in the German punk band Rotting Carcass.

Watch the “Mind of You” video: https://youtu.be/4BjeSzLDVAI

Tracks
MPU 2:05
Stampede 2:14
Misery 3:08
Promises of a Progressive Future 4:21
Ahab 4:31
Dregs of Doom 4:07
Purple 2:21
Cure 1:57
Gucci, Baby! :15
Mind Of You 3:23
Shitkicker 4:27
Lying In Wait 6:57

Credits
Recorded in January 2022 at Sounzz in Seifen, Germany.
Mixed & Mastered by Tim Hecking.
Produced by APE SHIFTER.
Artwork, layout graphics, and cover photo by Chris Lakriz.
Back cover photo by Bernd Kuhn.
all compositions by Jeff Aug, arranged by Ape Shifter and published by Protozoa Music

Ape Shifter use Hipshot accessories, EVH/Charvel, Floyd Rose, D´Addario strings, Planet Waves cables, F&P, and Dunlop picks & guitar accessories.  Ape Shifter wear Earebel.

(c) & (p) 2023 Brainstorm Records / Heavy Progressive Records

LIVE
presented by ECLIPSED & Guitar Magazine

31.03.2023 DE-Ulm, Jugendtreff Hexenhaus
01.04.2023 DE-Immenstadt, TimeOut Jugendhaus
02.04.2023 AT-Salzburg, Rockhouse
03.04.2023 DE-Reutlingen, FranzK
08.04.2023 DE-Annaberg-Buchholz, Alte Brauerei
13.04.2023 AT-Graz, WAK
14.04.2023 HR-Zagreb, TBA
15.04.2023 SI-Ljbujlana, Channel Zero
21.04.2023 DE-Heilbronn, Emma23
22.04.2023 DE-Karlsruhe, KoHi
…to be continued…

What the press have said…

Hard rockin’ guitar instrumentals that deliver a real PUNCH. Good solid stuff that’ll make the walls and floors SHAKE.” – BABYSUE.COM

With no deficit of trios that drive metal wedge into fusion context, guitarist Jeff Aug has a special edge to stand out on: his experience in punk zip and acoustic flip alongside regular rock moves. All of this informs the American expat’s new venture whose debut, recorded in only two days to seize the moment’s immediacy, is a charming, if complex, endeavor.” – DMME.NET

In some ways they remind me of Trapeze, at others Taste, with an overblown rich guitar sound, and the rhythm section just trying to hold it together while Jeff goes nuts. Sure, there are progressive influences here and there as well, but mostly this is about good solid Seventies instrumental rock, with the emphasis on ROCK.” –
Kev Rowland/Progarchives

The eponymous debut album is filled with powerful electric compositions, riff-based over clear playing and drenched in a very pleasant, dirty sounding well of electric effects. Nasty post rock influenced songs with hunches of fusion, brought in the most beautiful way. Ape Shifter is a very strong instrumental rock album that shows elements from post to shred added with a QOTSA desert touch.” – Pedro Bekkers/BACKGROUND MAGAZINE Netherlands

Hard hitting instrumental progressive rock that wears all the influences of the last 40 years of rock hell raising proudly on its sleeve. Merrily taking you from hell to heaven, this power trio just plain isn’t here to screw around. A crew of proven chopmeisters, this is where the real underground begins. Simply killer stuff.” –
MIDWESTRECORD.COM

The album is an 11-track celebration of how prog rock sounds today. Chock full of all instrumental tracks, it brings together those rockin’ 70’s riffs, but here plays them off against a punk rock ferocity, adds in swirls of arching metal grooves, and presents an eclectic prog rock album quite like none I’ve encountered in the past decade.” – Exclusive Magazine

Musically, (Jeff) Aug’s style of playing is very reminiscent of Joe Satriani, Gary Hoey, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, with minor hints of Tony MacAlpine thrown in for good measure…there is not a single dull moment to be found here. The style of songwriting found here, is heavy at times, packed with plenty of catchy grooves, hooks, and an overall sound, which just gets you into the mood to rock out to Jeff’s talented and skillful playing.” – Sarjoo Devani, EXPLICITLYINTENSE.COM

… shares a lot of DNA with fret wizards like Joe Satriani, Tony MacAlpine and Steve Vai. So it’s definitely one for the widdlers out there. It’s also on the heavy side with some chunky seventies styled riffs in there. Animalistic and aggressive are two ways to describe Ape Shifter a new intense, progressive and loud instrumental species of rock that is set to be uncaged upon the world…” – SIGHTSANDSOUNDSOFNOTE.COM

Pre-Order the album on CD and/or vinyl via e-mail at: info@MAXIMUMBooking.com
https://apeshifter.bandcamp.com/

Artist Management & Booking by MAXIMUM Booking: info@MAXIMUMBooking.com

For more information: http://www.ape-shifter-com, www.facebook.com/apeshifter/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: +1 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com
Album copies for promotion and review available upon request. Artist is available for interviews. All press inquiries to Billy James at Glass Onyon PR


Keyboard Legend Keith Emerson New Book Feat. Exclusive and Previously Unseen Photographs Now Available!

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Keyboard Legend Keith Emerson New Book Feat. Exclusive and Previously Unseen Photographs Now Available!

The Prog legend remembered by friends, family, and colleagues, with exclusive and previously unseen photographs

The lavish, fully illustrated book in which family, friends, colleagues, and fans talk about the life, work, and legacy of Keith Emerson is now available!

There are two deluxe editions – the Classic, and the Signature which is signed by author Chris Welch and Aaron Emerson and comes with an exclusive art print portrait of Keith, a CD of an unheard interview, and sheet music of the very first piece of music composed by the then twelve-year-old Keith, titled “Quatermass Boogie Woogie.”

The book includes many previously unseen photos of Keith at home, at work and play from the private Emerson family archives, as well as professional portraits and live performance photographs. Close family and friends share memories and stories from throughout his life, while fellow musicians from the worlds of prog, rock and classical attest to Keith’s talent and dedication, his spirit, generosity, and sense of humor.

Includes new interviews with Keith’s children, his ex-wife, close personal friends, former partner Mari Kawaguchi, ex-ELP member Carl Palmer, Rick Wakeman, Lee Jackson, Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, Alan White, Dave Kilminster, Marc Bonilla, Rachel Flowers, Darius Brubeck, Geoff Downes, and more.

Order now at www.keithemersonbook.com

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Multi-instrumentalist Matt Dorsey To Release New Progressive-Pop-Rock Album “Let Go” Feat. Marco Minnemann and Dave Kerzner

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Multi-instrumentalist Matt Dorsey To Release New Progressive-Pop-Rock Album “Let Go” Feat. Marco Minnemann and Dave Kerzner

“Let Go” is a new collection of songs written and recorded by multi-instrumentalist Matt Dorsey. Stylistically it stands as a blend of all the artists and bands that influenced him including, Rush, Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, XTC, The Police, Peter Gabriel, Steely Dan and more. It can be described as progressive-pop-rock. On it Matt sings and plays guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion and, on two of the songs, the drums. Marco Minnemann provides drums on three tracks and Jonathan Mover on another three. Dave Kerzner performs a keyboard solo that he wrote for one of the songs.

Says Matt, “‘Let Go’ is a collection of songs that cover many aspects of life. I studied philosophy in college and the first song I wrote following my studies was MAN, which is something of a summary of the human condition and a celebration of the mystery and miracle of human existence. Following my college days, I shifted my focus from western to eastern philosophy and you can hear a sense of that influence in the song Echo which expresses a deep connection with all living things. ‘Let Go,’ too, is a reflection of the eastern philosophical tradition expressing a sort of taoist disposition toward the flow of things and a zen-like non-attachment. Waiting for the Fall and Castles Made of Sand are a bit darker, expressing a more existential despair, the one about perpetual failure and the other about the fleeting nature of time. But, to round the album out, Compromise, Dangerous and Impossible Friends are more straight-forward love songs. Life is many things. Art should reflect that. ‘Let Go’ is an album about the philosophy of life.”

The album contains 8 tracks recorded almost entirely at Matt’s home studio in Orange County, except for the drum tracks provided by Minnemann and Mover, and the keyboard solo by Kerzner. The album was mixed by Matt and mastered by Andy VanDette. The album artwork was created by Ed Unitsky.

Matt Dorsey is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Orange County, CA. Best known as a founding member of Sound of Contact he has also played with Beth Hart, Dave Kerzner, In Continuum, and most recently with the all-star progressive rock cover band ProgJect.

Says Matt, “I hope those who listen to my music actually get something meaningful or useful out of it, even if it’s just the enjoyment of the rhythms and melodies or the tapping of the foot. If one gleans anything more deeply significant, all the better. If I’m honest, I write and play music entirely for the sheer joy of it. I guess that’s a bit selfish to say. That said, I know there is power in music, to be sure, and it can move people in very potent ways. I feel privileged to be a part of that. I guess to sum it up my message is simply, life is extraordinary and we would do well to look longer and more carefully at it.”

photo by Andy Wright

Track List:
1. Castles Made of Sand
2. Compromise
3. Waiting for the Fall
4. Man
5. Impossible Friends
6. Echo
7. Let Go
8. Dangerous

Release date: April 7, 2023
Pre-Order Campaign date: January 13, 2023

To purchase:
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