Showing posts with label Progressive Rock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Progressive Rock. Show all posts

9/16/2021

Drummer Mark Murdock To Release New Prog Album “Visitors From Another Planet” Featuring Members of Atomic Rooster, Nektar & Others!

Mark Murdock’s new prog release “Visitors From Another Planet” featuring a cast of visiting prog earthlings like drummer Ric Parnell of Atomic Rooster/Spinal Tap, drummer Ron Howden, bassist Derek ‘Mo’ Moore, both from the band Nektar, also drummer Alan Childs of David Bowie, guitarist Fernando Perdomo, guitarist Katsumi Yoneda of French TV, guitarist Joe Berger, vocalist Tim Pepper of TheId and more...

Mark Murdock, best known as the drummer in Peter Banks (YES) Empire Mark lll, The New Empire with Fernando Perdomo, Cymbalic Encounters with Brand X members. Mark most recently released a solo record, “The Phoenix Has Risen” and with Nuclear Bird's “Tyrannical Megalomanic.” Mark sees his new creation “Visitors from Another Planet” as a “further contribution to the Arts with new dimensions and atmospheres not explored on my previous works.”

Visitors from Another Planet” Track Listing:
1. Visitors from Another Planet
2. Time Travelers from the   Future
3. The Purveyors of Underworld Ideas
4. The Tarnished Mirror
5. False Algorithms
6. Forgotten Episodes
7. The River of Illusion
8. Somewhere and Nowhere
9. Adapted for Theater
10. Sub-Reactional Stratospheric Complex
11. Friction
12. Shadows that Stood Between the Lies
13. In Speculation

Artists:
Mark Murdock - drums, synthesizer & gongs
Tim Pepper - lead vocal
Ric Parnell - drums & percussion on 2, 4 & 13
Alan Childs - drums on 3
Ron Howden - drums on 6 & 7
Fernando Perdomo - guitar on 1, 4, 7, 9 & 11
Derek ‘Mo’ Moore - bass on 7
Joe Berger - lead guitar on 11 & alien voice on 1
Katsumi Yoneda - guitar on 5, 6, 9 &13
Dave Juteau - guitar on 1, 2, 8 & 12
Preston Murdock - guitar on 3 and 7
Kenta Shimokuni - bass
Rod Farlora - bass on 10
Jeff Curry - bass on songs 2, 3, 6, 8 & 12

All songs composed, produced, mixed and mastered by Mark Murdock
Artwork by Jiro Oshima
Copyright 2021

Watch the Promotional video for “Visitors from Another Planet”: 

Pre-order the physical CD though DiskUnion, Japan: https://diskunion.net/progre/ct/detail/1008368222

Buy Artist direct for a signed CD: cymbalicencounters@gmail.com

Digital download:
https://cymbalicencounters.bandcamp.com/album/visitors-from-another-planet
*Features the Bonus Track “The Truth is Out There”

*Soon to be launched on: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify

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

9/10/2021

Italian Guitarist/Songwriter Marco Mattei To Release Debut Solo Album “Out of Control” Feat. Tony Levin, Jerry Marotta, Pat Mastelotto, and Chad Wackerman!

Italian guitarist/songwriter Marco Mattei unveils his first solo album, an original mix of prog-rock, dream-pop, folk and world music entitled “Out of Control” on 7D Media/Third Star Records on November 19, 2021.

Featuring Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), Fabio Trentini (Le Orme, Markus Reuter), Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates), Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, XTC), Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth), Clive Deamer (Portishead, Radiohead, Robert Plant)

“Out of Control” is a multi-facet collection of intense, emotional songs. Marco creates a multi-layered, original sound utilizing a wide range of electric and acoustic guitars together with guitar loops, bouzouki and resonator guitars, supported by lifelong friends and globally acclaimed musicians. The musical texture is further enriched with a variety of acoustic/ethnic instruments such as Irish whistle, flute, fiddle, mandolin, pedal steel guitar, sitar and tambura played by a collection of musicians from all parts of the world.

The lyrics of this concept album revolve around things we cannot control such as the place and time we are born, the color of our skin or the people we meet during our life.

Says Marco, “Yes, this is a concept album about things we cannot control. The key insight is the realization that many aspects of what we perceive to be defining our identity are not under our control. And the main message is that this realization should lead to a change of perspective: as we put ourselves in other people’s shoes, we allow ourselves to become more open and empathic. The other aspect of it is that we cannot control the hand we are dealt with, but we can surely decide how to play it. Beside my passion for music, spreading this message of empathy and inclusion is one of the things that motivates me.”

Marco Mattei was born and raised in Civitavecchia, Italy. Very passionate about music from an early age, as a teenager he studied jazz guitar with Max Rosati while developing a deep interest in the creative vision and complexity of prog rock music. He joined DeBlaise, a new prog local band, contributing to the songwriting of their EP “By Common Consent” and to many years of live music. He also co-founded “The Snowdogs” a Rush tribute band.

As he earned his master’s degree in Electronics and MBA, he also developed an interest in sound engineering and design and attended advanced audio engineering and music production programs. Marco lived in six different countries in three different continents, exploring cultural differences, picking up musical influences and learning the value of diversity. He currently lives in the USA and continues to explore different musical styles as a composer, musician and producer, collaborating with artists from all around the world.

In closing Marco has this to impart, “Listen to the album multiple times and you will keep finding new dimensions to it. Pay attention to the lyrics and consider the perspective that, as we realize that many aspects of what we perceive to be defining our own identity are not under our control, we should tend to be more tolerant, empathic, and inclusive.”

“Out of Control” will appeal to listeners of Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Paul Simon.


Track list
1. WOULD I BE ME
2. PICTURE IN A FRAME
3. MORE INTENSE
4. I'LL BE BORN
5. LULLABY FOR YOU
6. ANYMORE
7. TOMORROW
8. VOID
9. ON YOUR SIDE
10. AFTER TOMORROW
11. HIDDEN GEMS
12. GONE

Released November 19, 2021

Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Guitar Loops, Resonator, Bouzouki, Electric Bass, Bowed Electric Bass, Vocals, Shaker, Electronic and Acoustic Percussion, Samples and Programming: Marco Mattei
Vocals: Dave Bond (1,3,9), Matthew Brown (2), Felix Brandt (4,5), Barak Seguin (6), Richard Farrell (8)
Drums and Percussion: Jerry Marotta (1,9,11), Pat Mastelotto (2), Chad Wackerman (8), Clive Deamer (3), Matt Crain (6), Gianni Pierannunzio (7), Salvatore Mennella (12), Matilde Mattei (Shaker on 7)
Bass: Tony Levin (1,2,9), Fabio Trentini (8), Gabriele Bibbi Ferrari (12)
Duilio Galioto: Synths, Moog, Wurlitzer, Piano, Mellotron (3,8,9)
Paolo Gianfrate: Keyboards (6)
Dave Bond: Mandolin (1)
Marco Planells: Sitar (1)
Paul Johnson: Flute and Whistle (4)
Diederik van den Brandt: Pedal Steel (5)
Rob Wakefield : Violin (5)
Max Rosati: Lead Electric Guitar (8)
Mauro Munzi: Reverse Piano (9)

All tracks written by Marco Mattei, except for “Gone” by Andy Timmons.

Recorded in many corners of the world including Italy, the Netherlands, England, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, India and the United States.

Mixed by Marco Mattei, except for:
Would I be me, mixed by Jeff Jacobs and Marco Mattei
More Intense, mixed by Chris Brown and Marco Mattei

Mastered by Marco Mattei except for Void, mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios

Produced by Marco Mattei

Third Star Records
A Division of 7D Media
Seattle, WA

To pre-order: https://marcomattei.art/music/out-of-control/

For more information: www.marcomattei.art

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

9/09/2021

YES Keyboard Legend Tony Kaye Presents “Hope and Triumph” Second Track From New Album “End Of Innocence” - Out September 10, 2021

An emotional journey, with the occasional use of voices to give greater impact to the music and the significance of the event.” - Velvet Thunder

Tony Kaye has released “Hope and Triumph” a patriotic anthem and the second track to be taken from his debut solo album “End Of Innocence” released on September 10th through Spirit Of Unicorn Music (distributed via Cherry Red Records).

Listen to “Hope and Triumph” here:

The former YES keyboard legend was moved to commit his thoughts and feelings to a heartfelt personal musical interpretation following the terrible events of 9/11.  “End Of Innocence” is a requiem for those who lost their lives and all those touched by those horrific events, a powerful and emotional suite, both beautiful and sinister, reflecting the dark forces at work that day.

This essentially orchestral suite is designed to be heard in its entirety. Following the collapse of the towers, Dani Torchia sings her lament “Sweetest Dreams” and the album looks at the “Aftermath” and the “Heroes” before focusing on the response, “The Battle.” “I wanted it, musically, to be about that day,” Kaye says, “but I felt compelled to extend it to deal with the repercussions of what happened. Musically, it was quite challenging to do the battle scene and then the ‘Hope and Triumph,’ a patriotic anthem and the consequences of war. ‘Ground Zero’ is the hope for the future, the rebuilding.”

“End Of Innocence” is available in CD Format on September 10, 2021 via Spirit Of Unicorn Music (distributed through Cherry Red Records) to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

End Of Innocence” Track Listing:

1. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star/Twilight Time
2. 911 Overture
3. NYC Blues
4. Battle Cry
5. 285 Fulton Street
6. Let’s Roll
7. Tug of War
8. Flight 11
9. Towers Fall
10. Sweetest Dreams
11. Aftermath
12. Heroes
13. The Battle
14. Hope and Triumph
15. Homecoming
16. Ground Zero

Produced by Tony Kaye
All tracks composed by Tony Kaye except Sweetest Dreams by Dani Torchia.

Tony Kaye, Spirit of Unicorn Music and Cherry Red Records are donating 10% of all profits from End of Innocence to https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/ The charity supports veterans, defenders and first responders in times of hardship.

About Tony Kaye

Tony Kaye is best known as the original keyboard player with prog legends YES, his Hammond organ giving their ground breaking “The YES Album” it’s most distinctive sound within the YES catalogue. Following his departure from YES in 1971 Kaye was involved with a number of other bands including David Bowie, Badger and Badfinger before returning to YES for their greatest commercial success “90125” in 1983. Kaye remained with YES for several albums and tours before retiring from the music business in 1996. Following the re-awakening of his musical inspiration in 2001, Kaye accepted an invitation from current YES bassist Billy Sherwood to work on projects which led to the formation of CIRCA, in 2007, and has yielded four albums to date.

Order the album here: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/tony-kaye-end-of-innocence/

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

9/07/2021

Steffie Moonlady and Dennis Haklar To Release “To The Universe” An Ethereal Odyssey Taking You To Spiritually Charged Spaces

Dreamscapes, soft yet strong, blended and distinguished; these are the realms created by this duo in their new work, “To the Universe.” Having worked together for over 25 years in the recording arts, they nurtured their sound. They have been honored to work with many legends, including Jon Anderson of Yes, Giovanni Hidalgo, Larry Coryell, Mark Egan, and many more.

Their latest release, “To the Universe,” is an ethereal odyssey taking you to spiritually charged spaces. Sonic textures from instruments such as the Citera, indigenous rattles, and Tibetan Singing Bowls evoke an ancient vibe. Steffie Moonlady provides mesmerizing multi-layered vocals delicately blended within the dreamscape of guitars and synthesizers by Dennis.

My music comes with pure intentions from within, to the universe, for peace, love, and harmony.” (Steffie Moonlady)

Tracks:
1. Awakening
2. Ocean Moon
3. To the Universe
4. Dream Blossom
5. New Moon
6. Earth’s Wind
7. Great Spirit Moon
8. Tamparawa
9. Beautiful Child
10. Rainforest
11. Epilogue

Dennis Haklar: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Citera, Mandolin, Synthesizers and Percussion.
Stefanie Moonlady: Vocals, Lyrics and Percussion

Recording and Mixing Engineers; Dennis Haklar and Steffie Moonlady
Produced by; Dennis Haklar and Steffie Moonlady
Compositions by; Dennis Haklar and Steffie Moonlady ©℗ 2021
Moon Phase Publishing (BMI)

To purchase:
https://www.dennishaklar.com

Amazon Music:
https://music.amazon.com/albums/B09CGQ5KBT

Apple Music:
https://music.apple.com/us/album/to-the-universe-feat-steffie-moonlady-dennis-haklar/1580897583

Streaming On;
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6KUfdIxBCUUJV8rVR69J0b?si=Xb8FU2yTSR-q8-Su3yxt2A&dl_branch=1

Tidal:
https://store.tidal.com/us/album/193969220

For more information:
https://www.dennishaklar.com
https://www.steffiemoonlady.com

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/dennishaklar
https://www.facebook.com/steffiemoonlady

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

8/25/2021

Nektar “...Sounds Like Swiss” Live in Switzerland 1973 CD/DVD Available October 1, 2021

Unearthed audio and video recordings from legendary progressive rock band Nektar captured live in Switzerland, 1973. Includes an hour-long concert videotaped for Swiss TV's Kaléidospop, unseen since its original broadcast. The two CDs include the audio portion of the TV show as well as a complete show soundboard audio recording from the Pavilion des Sports in Lausanne, Switzerland in May 1973.

Housed in a beautiful 4 panel digipak, this CD/DVD set is an epic, historical document showcasing the bands early innovative and pioneering sound that remains as vital and influential as ever.

Booklet includes liner notes by bassist and founding members Derek “Mo” Moore and Mick Brockett. The band’s line up for these legendary performances in fact features all five original members - the late Roye Allbrighton on guitar and vocals, Derek “Mo” Moore on bass and vocals, Allan “Taff” Freeman on organ and vocals, and Ron Howden on drums and percussion in addition to Mick Brockett handling the visual tapestry that was such a key component of the “Music and Light Theatre” that the band was presenting at the very height of progressive rocks main sequence during the mid-70’s.

I have known of its existence since we did this concert in 1973 and have never been able to find it. To have this unearthed after all these years is fantastic and takes me immediately back to that time. It was great to be allowed to contribute what was needed to bring this about. Roger Houdaille of  ‘Think Like a Key’ did a great job in putting this together” - Derek “Mo” Moore

To pre-order: https://tlak.rocks/bb116

See Nektar on tour! Visit: www.nektarsmusic.com

For more information about the band, high-resolution images, video and more: https://nektarsmusic.com/epk

Official Facebook page: Nektar – The Legendary Rock Band (Official):
https://www.facebook.com/nektarRocks
https://www.facebook.com/nektarofficial

Fan Pages:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2213439438
Nektar Appreciation Society (private group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nektarfans

Instagram: @nektar.official

Nektar YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoEd-HQa3RmFXHUEQ9j_PJA

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

8/24/2021

MAGMA “ESKÄHL 2020 Bordeaux - Toulouse – Perpignan” 2CD Available August 27, 2021!

Music legends Magma will be releasing a new live album “ESKÄHL 2020 Bordeaux - Toulouse – Perpignan” on August 27, 2021!

February 29, 2020, like wild animals, we rushed to the Penmarc'h hall, the first concert of our tour.

Then came Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Perpignan and Saint-Étienne. Each evening, the group, sharp as a blade, asked only to “do battle”!

At Besançon, our momentum was broken by a setback, out of tempo.

ESKAHL is a testimony of these concerts, of this new MAGMA with a recomposed line-up, more alive than ever!

Magma is there, will always be there.
And nothing! No, nothing will stop us!

Christian Vander, December 2, 2020.

With the approval of Kömmandeuhr ZÏ.

To pre-order: https://www.seventhrecords.com/magma-19/eskahl-2020-bordeaux-toulouse-perpignan-1306.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

8/23/2021

Eclectic Music Ensemble The Vegetarians Release New Album “Bill Haley”

The Vegetarians is a project lead by Hans Annellsson, composer & musician from Sweden, working together with several different singers such as John Tabacco, Robin Schell, John Crowe, Marc Mollan, John Marshall Gibbs and Napoleon Murphy Brock. The project started around 2000 as a vehicle for recording some prog covers of YES, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Genesis, ELP, Adrian Belew, Peter Hammill etc. The prog covers can be found on the albums “Remustered & Remixed Salad” and “The Calling”.

Billy Sherwood said this about the song “The Calling”: “A good rocking version, well done boys.”

Adrian Belew had this to say about The Vegetarians version of his song “Dream Life,”: “Beautiful, I was really moved to hear your version, maybe I'm not forgotten after all.”

The new album, “Bill Haley,” a mixture of Prog/Alternative/Classic Rock, consists of fourteen original songs, mostly written by Annellsson-Tabacco, and one cover written by Susan DeVita. The recording was done by sending files back and forth.  John recorded all his vocals at his studio in Long Island and Hans recorded his parts at Annellssongs studio, the mix being done at Studio Loftet in Malmö, Sweden. There are plenty of musicians on the album, most notably Morgan Ågren (Devin Townsend, Mats/Morgan Band, Zappa’s Universe) on drums, Mats Öberg (Mats/Morgan Band, Zappa’s Universe) on keyboards & harmonica and Dan Bornemark on keyboards.

The Vegetarians performed at the “Zappanale Festival” in Germany in 2011, and hope to perform there again in the future.

Hans Annellsson

Composer & musician from Sweden. On the Annellssongs label Hans has released both music in Swedish, with The Vegetarians in English, and some instrumental music. The instrumental music is available on the albums “A Pirate In Ambient Waters” & “Scenes & Takes”. A new instrumental album “Goodly Odd” will be released later this year. To support himself Hans works as a music teacher at Malmö International School. Being a massive Frank Zappa fan Hans got permission from Frank, before he went on his last tour, to release a Swedish version of “Penis Dimension.” That version can be found on an album called “Från A Till Ö” by Hans and Mats Öberg. Hans also recently produced Mats Öberg’s album “Frankful,” solo piano renditions of the music of Frank Zappa.

John Tabacco

American composer, singer songwriter, engineer, multi instrumentalist, and graphic artist. He is co-founder of SA3 (a proprietary analog to digital conversion technology for sound and video) and has engineered /mixed and mastered music for the past 30 years.

To purchase The Vegetarians “Bill Haley”:
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3sxA7e1
Bandcamp: https://thevegetarians.bandcamp.com/album/bill-haley

For more information about The Vegetarians:
Homepage: www.annellssongs.com
Facebook: https://bit.ly/3iOXuw7
https://www.johntabacco.net/

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

8/20/2021

Prog Trio Trifecta Release A Short Film By Nick Beggs - “The Enigma Of Mr Fripp”

Taken from the new album FRAGMENTS, due for release on August 20th on Kscope

Ahead of the release of their debut album, Fragments on Friday, Trifecta have released a brilliant animated short film in Lego created by Nick Beggs for the track “The Enigma Of Mr Fripp”.

WATCH “THE ENIGMA OF MR FRIPP”

Nick Beggs explains how the track came about, “It’s amazing what you can do with an i-phone and a computer! After I was contacted by Daniel Kerson at Musical Brick a light bulb went on in my head. Daniel kindly created the lego characters and sent them to me from Singapore where he lives. I then set about making a stop frame animation. It took five days and was filmed at my home studio. I hope you enjoy it.”

Trifecta, features 3 of the contemporary music scene’s most lauded and revered musicians – bassist and songwriter Nick Beggs, keyboardist extraordinaire Adam Holzman and completing the line-up, Craig Blundell – one of the world’s most celebrated drummers.

Having performed together as part of Steven Wilson’s band, the three would jam together after soundchecks, forming what they referred to as “jazz club” and from these sessions the fledgling ideas for Fragments were born.

The record primarily leans toward a fusion of jazz rock, imaginatively described by Beggs as “Fission! It’s like Fusion but less efficient and more dangerous ..with fall out.” and being mainly instrumental with the exception of one track, the wonderfully titled and first single “Pavlov’s Dog Killed Schrodinger’s Cat”. The lyrics of which, Beggs states “are written from the perspective of a layman trying to understand quantum mechanics…and failing.” The track also features drum programming from Russell Holzman.

Each band member completed the recording and engineering of their own contributions in their various home studios which helped in bringing their individual production ideas to each track. Adam Holzman mixed the record at his New York home studio and the mastering was handled by Andy VanDette (Rush, David Bowie, Deep Purple, Porcupine Tree, Beastie Boys) in New York.

Fragments will be released on 20th August via Kscope on CD, black vinyl LP, ltd edition neon orange vinyl LP (exclusive to www.kscopemusic.com/store) and digitally. Fragments is available to order HERE (https://TrifectaKscope.lnk.to/Fragments)

1. Clean Up On Aisle Five [03:07]
2. Check Engine Light [02:55]
3. Proto Molecule [02:20]
4. Auntie [02:57]
5. Venn Diagram [02:42]
6. The Enigma Of Mr. Fripp [02:44]
7. Sally Doo-Dally [02:54]
8. Have You Seen What The Neighbors Are Doing? [02:58] WATCH VIDEO
9. The Mute Gospel [03:16]
10. Pavlov`s Dog Killed Schrodinger`s Cat [04:12 WATCH VIDEO ]
11. Voyage Of Discovery [03:02]
12. Nightmare In Shining Armor [02:00] WATCH VIDEO
13. Dry Martini [03:13]
14. Lie 2 Me And Take My Money [03:13]
15. Hold It Like That[03:28]

The band have new social media – for updates & news follow them here:
https://www.instagram.com/trifectahq/
https://www.facebook.com/Trifecta-Blundell-Holzman-Beggs-104063678455805
www.kscopemusic.com/artist/trifecta

Hi-res images available here: www.kscopemusic.com/media/trifecta

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

8/19/2021

Prog Legends Caravan Announce the Release of Their New Album 'It’s None Of Your Business' - October 8, 2021

The new studio album out on October 8, 2021

Prog legends Caravan announce the release of their new album It’s None Of Your Business to be released on CD format on October 8, 2021 and as a vinyl LP, on November 5, 2021 on Madfish Music.

It’s None Of Your Business is Caravan’s first album since Paradise Filter (2013) and features nine new songs plus one instrumental track influenced, to a degree, by the events and restrictions placed on society over the past 18 months.

Caravan are Pye Hastings (guitar, vocals). Geoffrey Richardson (viola, mandolin, guitar), Jan Schelhaas (keyboards) and Mark Walker (drums). Lee Pomeroy (ELO, Rick Wakeman and Take That) has guested as bass player, following the departure of Jim Leverton, while Jimmy Hastings has also guested on flute.

The album was recorded, as restrictions allowed, ‘in the old-fashioned way’ between 24th June and 4th July 2021 at Rimshot Studio, Bredgar near Sittingbourne. “Sitting round in a circle having eye to eye contact, a large sound room was required,” Pye Hastings explained. “I much prefer this method because you can bounce ideas off each other as they occur, and voice encouragement when the whole thing begins to click.

And it is much more rewarding to be able to throw insults at each other in person rather than down a telephone line or via email. This is something we are all very experienced at, believe me!”

This togetherness characterizes It’s None Of Your Business with Caravan’s trademark warmth and humor and, also, a sensitivity reflecting the times in which we are living. Sitting among Caravan’s typically whimsical tales “Down From London” and “If I Was To Fly” sit the heartfelt and poignant “Spare A Thought” and “Every Precious Little Thing” which looks forward to a return to normality.

“‘Spare a Thought’ is a song that I hope will jog people to remember those unfortunate people caught up in the pandemic,” Hastings explains. “‘All those people who denied’ refers to the idiots who don't follow the scientific advice. I get angry about that and the line ‘Sure are interesting times’ refers to an old Chinese saying: ‘may you live in interesting times.’”

Lyrics can sometimes be my Achilles Heel, trying to find anything meaningful to write about. But sitting in front of a blank screen with a pandemic raging all around, it was hard not to be influenced by the dreadful events going on. The lockdown certainly focused the mind when it came to writing the lyrics.”

It’s None Of Your Business cover and artwork has been created by renowned illustrator Bob Venables (https://www.bobvenables.co.uk/)

It's None Of Your Business Track Listing:
01. Down From London (4.03)
02. Wishing You Were Here (3.55)
03. It’s None Of Your Business (9.40)
04. Ready Or Not (4.45)
05. Spare A Thought (4.06)
06. Every Precious Little Thing (4.25)
07. If I Was To Fly (3.23)
08. I’ll Reach Out For You (8.07)
09. There Is You (4.26)
10. Luna’s Tuna (3.14)

Produced, engineered and mastered by Julian Hastings with assistant engineer Mike Thorne.

It’s None Of Your Business is released on October 8, 2021 on CD & digitally with the LP on black vinyl released on November 5, 2021 through Madfish Music. PRE ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW HERE (https://CaravanBand.lnk.to/ItsNoneOfYourBusiness)

CARAVAN LIVE

Caravan will also be on tour, supporting the release of their new album, in the UK in October:

Wednesday 6th October - Basingstoke - The Haymarket
Thursday 7th October - Islington - The Union Chapel
Friday 8th October - Gloucester - Gloucester Guildhall
Saturday 9th October - Brighton/Hove - The Old Market
Thursday 14th October - Chester - The Live Rooms
Friday 15th October - Leeds - The Bridenwell
Saturday 16th October - Bury - The Met
Sunday 17th October - Wolverhampton - The Robin 2 (Bilston)
Thursday 21st October - Bury St Edmunds - The Apex
Friday 22nd October - Newcastle - The Cluny
Saturday 23rd October - Glasgow - Òran Mór
Wednesday 27th October - Bristol - The Fleece
Thursday 28th October - Exeter - The Phoenix
Friday 29th October - Dover - The Booking Hall

About Caravan
Caravan are one of the doyens of the progressive rock and the ‘Canterbury scene’, formed in 1968 and blending rock, jazz, folk and classical influences into a warm and distinctive sound.

Founder member Pye Hastings (guitar/vocals) remains as Caravan’s guiding light and primary songwriter. Geoffrey Richardson (viola, mandolin, guitar) first played with Caravan between 1972 and 1981 and returned to the fold in 1995. Their previous 14 studio albums and numerous live recordings have seen them attract a large and faithful following and Caravan toured regularly until the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have a UK tour scheduled for October 2021 and have interest, from abroad, for overseas tours to Japan, Canada and South America.

The legends of the Canterbury scene band are being celebrated in a lavish 37-disc box set, entitled Who Do You Think We Are, released on Madfish on 20th August.


Follow Caravan:
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCaravan  
https://twitter.com/officialcaravan
https://www.youtube.com/user/officialcaravan
https://www.instagram.com/caravancanterburyband/

For hi-res images see: https://www.madfishmusic.com/media/caravan/

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

8/17/2021

Prog Ensemble ANYONE To Release 4th Album “In Humanity” – October 12, 2021

TogethermenT Records is proud to announce the release of the Fourth full-length studio album by the critically acclaimed prog rock band ANYONE. The album is entitled “In Humanity” and will be released on October 12th (Pre-Order on Sept 12th). The album will be available in download, streaming and CD on over 200 digital distributors including iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

This new DOUBLE album marks a major shift towards a highly progressive direction with founder Riz Story performing all instrumentation in a rare display of virtuosity, as well as producing, mixing and mastering. Featuring a guest lead vocal appearance by YES vocalist (and former ANYONE member) Jon Davison on the song “Misanthropist.” BILLBOARD MAGAZINE said, “ANYONE has invented a new breed of rock, quite literally.”  

EXCLUSIVE ALBUM PREVIEW (https://www.anyoneden.net/exclusive-album-preview)

Says Riz, “This album was conceived as a soundtrack to my feature film (and novel) of the same title and so it is highly conceptual and dynamic. The story takes place in the future when mankind has made the earth uninhabitable and venture into the cosmos to find a planet that is even more beautiful than earth, which they immediately begin to destroy. I wanted to explore the outer limits of my creativity and musicianship and pushed myself to play all the instruments, particularly the drums, in a way that was experimental and exploratory. Most all of the playing was improvised, and therefore came from a place free of thought or design. All told, I've been working on this album for almost a decade.”

ANYONE was formed by Riz Story, along with Jon Davison (Yes) and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) in the early 90’s in Laguna Beach, California. Hawkins and Davison were replaced by the time the band signed with RoadRunner Records in 2000. Their self-titled debut album received much critical acclaim including a 5-star rating from Rolling Stone. In October of 2016 the single “Fly Away” was featured in Story’s debut feature film “A Winter Rose” and became the most listened to rock song in America on digital formats, hitting #1 on the DRT National Airplay Rock Chart. The 2020 album release of “On the ending earth…” was met with widespread critical acclaim.  

“Riz Story is a true renaissance man.” - Billboard

TRACK LISTING
1. Elations   
2. The Disappearing Everything   
3. Apocalypse   
4. The Pale Blue Dot
5. Emergence   
6. Don’t Swallow Tomorrow   
7. Whole World’s on Fire   
8. Transfiguration   
9. On the ending earth...   
10. Misanthropist   
11. The Madness  
12. In Humanity  
13. Curtain Call

To pre-order: https://music.apple.com/us/album/in-humanity/1580430780?uo=4

For more information:
www.anyoneden.net
www.facebook.com/ANYONEDEN/

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

8/11/2021

Bill Bruford Announces the Availability of His Whole Back Catalogue on Digital Platforms - For the First Time!

Legendary drummer Bill Bruford recorded numerous solo albums outside his commitments to YES and King Crimson that hold a treasured place in many fans’ rock and jazz collections.

Bill’s first band was the eponymously-named Bruford (1977-80) following which he recorded two studio albums with Patrick Moraz. In 1986 he formed Earthworks as a deliberate return to his roots in jazz, encouraging the use of rock technology with jazz sensibility – the hallmark of Earthworks’ stylish approach. There have been further collaborations with Tony Levin, David Torn, Ralph Towner, Eddie Gomez, Michiel Borstlap, Colin Riley and various percussion ensembles along the way.

However, until now, most of these albums haven’t been available on Download and Streaming platforms.  Bruford has personally curated a re-release series of all his albums in physical formats, including the giant Earthworks Complete box set, so he is pleased to announce the availability of his albums digitally.

Of this new availability Bill commented: “If you like to consume your music interests digitally, and have a moment to check out all things Bruford, or maybe take a listen to my solo and collaboration albums, or Earthworks’ albums for the first time, then, in all sincerity, it’s a pleasure to know my entire catalogue can now be downloaded and streamed.”

All of the albums have been released on Bill Bruford’s own Summerfold and Winterfold Records (via Cherry Red) and can be found on digital platforms using the below links:

Bill Bruford: http://cherryred.co/BillBruford
Bruford: http://cherryred.co/Bruford
Bill Bruford’s Earthworks: http://cherryred.co/BBrufordsEarthworks

Bill has now retired from recording and performing live, but enthusiasm for his back catalogue remains substantial and growing. He is currently working on a career-spanning Anthology for release in 2022.

Bill Bruford’s website is www.billbruford.com or check out https://www.facebook.com/billbruford

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

(Bill Bruford photo by Marilyn Kingwell)

8/04/2021

Zero Times Everything to Release Innovative New Double Album “Sound of Music”

New music fans worldwide will be excited to hear that Zero Times Everything will be releasing their second album “Sound of Music” on August 28, 2021. The release date of this innovative new double album coincides with a private concert the band is giving in Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. On August 21, 2021 Zero Times Everything will release the official video for the 19 minute “Die Nacht Ist Leben.”

The title “Sound Of Music” is derived from the Pythagorean theory of musica universalis or the “music of the spheres” wherein Pythagoreas states that if objects in motion create sound then the planets forever in motion must forever produce sound. This theory has been totally discredited but the notion of the sound of a harmonious planetary-solar-system is the touchstone for the title of the album. There’s also the notion present within the record itself of the dangerous existence of black holes and white holes within this planetary harmony. The gravity of black holes is so strong that once it pulls matter within it nothing, even light, can get out. On the opposite extreme, a white hole in space is a hypothetical region that cannot be entered from the outside, although matter and light can escape from it. Side one is titled “Black Hole” and side two “White Hole.” If the theory is that the movement of the stars produces a harmony, then these holes in space create danger within that harmoniousness.

Zero Times Everything began in 2012 when Richard Sylvarnes invited Tony Geballe and Pietro Russino, who first met at one of Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft Seminars, to perform a live musical accompaniment to a film he had recently completed called “The Last Words Of Dutch Schultz.” It was supposed to be a singular event, a “project.” But it became quite apparent in the early rehearsals that there was much more potential than a simple one-off project. They immediately began to get invites to play in galleries, at benefit concerts, and even to make music for an artist installation in China. So, almost without realizing it, they became an official band and started working on material for their first record, “Sonic Cinema,” which was released to great critical acclaim on Trey Gunn's 7D Media label in 2017.

When they finished their first album Richard immediately had the brazen idea that their second album should be a double album. He gave two reasons. One was to experiment, to allow the material to breathe, and not worry about the length of tracks and have to reflexively edit something for reasons of limited space. The second reason was to invite other musicians, mostly avant garde musicians from New York, to contribute their unique talents to this endeavor; even to the extent of redefining what can be considered Zero Times Everything music. These artists include extreme-metal guitarist Reg Bloor, avant pianist Matteo Ramon Arevalos, singer Daria Neumann, percussionist Michael Evans, multi-media artist Bradley Eros, guitarist Zach Layton, turntablist and foley artist Rachael Guma, singer Mikey Kirkpatrick, writer Sven Marquardt, film-projector rhythmatist Bruce McClure, composer and Touch guitarist Markus Reuter, vocalist Patricia Rothberg, and writer Sønje Sylvarnes.

As Richard said, “We wanted to open the door to Zero Times Everything and allow other artists we greatly admire to participate in making the music and use these collaborations to stretch the definition of what Zero Times Everything music can be.” Each of these unique and extraordinary artists have a strong sensibility and signature sound that deeply affected not only the overall sound of a piece but the compositions themselves

The centerpiece of the album is the 19-minute blitzkrieg “Die Nacht Ist Leben” (translated “The Night Is Life”) with words in German by Sven Marquardt, the infamous gatekeeper of the notorious Berlin nightclub Berghain and featuring Reg Bloor on extreme guitar, Bruce McClure’s “wall of terrifying delay,” and Daria on vocals. Richard spent a year searching for the perfect vocalist for this piece. He was searching for a female contralto, like Cher or Marlene Dietrich, and when he was close to giving up the search he found Daria; exactly the voice he heard in his head. This piece pushes the idea of metal to the extreme, and Tony Geballe says “If Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht had had access to digital technology, this is what they would have sounded like.”

The most ambitious track on the album and in Zero Times Everything’s oeuvre is the 26-minute “Lux Aeterna” which they affectionately call “our Supper’s Ready.” This is an apocalyptic song in spiritual, political, and scientific terms. The piece begins with a recording of the late Frederick Neumann, legendary actor, director and friend of Samuel Beckett, reading “The 10 Most Popular Ways for the Word to End” as compiled by scientists at a convention. The middle of the song includes random moments from a 1950’s radio play of Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and the song ends with the somber yet beautiful apocalyptic liturgical text “El Cant de la Sibilla.”

“Sound Of Music” will be the equivalent to a triple album on vinyl, as the band have produced roughly 120 minutes of music on two CDs. The album was recorded over the course of three years and then, in the middle of the mixing, the pandemic hit, stopping all work. This caused a delay of over a year.

Zero Times Everything thanks its audience for their support which allows them to make adventurous, artistically ambitious, non-mainstream music that thrives on the fringe of culture.


To preorder:
Bandcamp: https://zxevery.bandcamp.com/

For more information:
Website: http://www.zerotimeseverything.com  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zerotimeseverything
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zerotimeseverything/

Here is what the press has said about Zero Times Everything:

Richard Sylvarnes, Pietro Russino, and Tony Geballe are three musicians operating at the top of their game, and they have combined their talents into a distinctive sound that reveals more depth on every listen.” - Exposé

Unyieldingly awesome!!” - John A Wilcox, Progsheet

It’s more of an event with an embedded storyline that sustains a great deal of interest due to its magnetic qualities and substantial replay value...Strongly recommended.” -ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“‘Sonic Cinema’ is an album you can reach for again and again and hear something a little different each time. Recommended.” - Sea of Tranquility

A solid bet for those that like to veer toward the dark side.” - Midwest Record

“‘Sonic Cinema’ is, from start to finish, one of the surefire contenders for Best Album of The Year. Believe me and buy this album yourself. Or don't believe me and miss out on an incredible audio experience.” - Exclusive Magazine

The truth is, if you like adventurous music, you have to give this a chance. I bet you’ve never heard anything quite like it.” - Music Street Journal

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

8/03/2021

Guthrie Govan To Be Featured Guest Artist On Prog Ensemble Potter’s Daughter’s Explosive New Full-Length Album “Close to Nearby” To Be Released On September 30, 2021!

The album will be available digitally and on CD. Limited-edition vinyl with accompanying Art Book will be released later this Fall!

Prog ensemble Potter's Daughter will be releasing their second full-length album “Close to Nearby” featuring guest guitarist, Guthrie Govan, on September 30, 2021!  Also appearing on the album is the legendary drummer, Simon Phillips! The album will be available digitally and on CD, with limited-edition vinyl and accompanying Art Book being released later this Fall!

The album features 8 tracks, 3 virtuosic instrumentals and 5 captivating vocal songs. All compositions arranged and produced by Jan Christiana.

1. One (Ginastera)
2. Rosewind (DPV + JC)
3. Night Sky/Into the Dream (DPV + JC, lyrics by DPV and Ronda Dubiel)
4. The Mask (DPV +JC)
5. 5 (DPV + JC)
6. Midnight (DPV + JC, based on the poem by Edgar Allen Poe)
7. VII (Julia Schwartz)
8. Hold (DPV + JC, lyrics by Ronda Dubiel and DPV)

Potter’s Daughter (MRR) was formed in NYC while Dyanne was studying classical piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music. The group performed regularly in NYC, as well as in northeastern PA. Potter’s Daughter has been featured on radio, TV, and in national and international magazines and blogs. Potter’s Daughter released their debut album, “The Blind Side,” in August 2018. In 2019 they released two singles; “Blood and Water,” featuring Annie Haslam (Renaissance) as guest artist, and the holiday single, “This Winter’s Child,” which was composed for the MRR Holiday album.

In March 2020 they went on tour with MRR labelmate Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, and Dark Beauty. They were also invited to participate in several online festivals, including The Uncancelled Music Festival (April), The WorldWide Prog and Rock Virtual Festival (May), and the ProgStock Presents Festival. (August).

In October 2020, Potter’s Daughter released their Covid Quarantine EP, “Casually Containing Rage.” The single from the EP, “We Could Be,” was released as a video, directed by filmmaker Serena Kunzler.

In December 2020, Potter’s Daughter was featured in the Limelight section of Prog Magazine, and in the same edition, voted #2 in the Reader’s Poll Unsigned Band Category.

In February 2021, Potter’s Daughter enjoyed the privilege of participating in the debut release (Pyrrha’s Song) for Nick Katona’s “Troubleshooting Pandora’s Box,” together with drummer Jimmy Keegan.

In April 2021, Potter’s Daughter’s music video, “We Could Be,” was chosen as a finalist to compete in the annual American Golden Picture International Film Festival.

They are scheduled to close the prestigious music festival, ProgStock (NJ), on Oct. 3rd, and open the music festival, Prog on the Ranch, (FL) October 30th.

Now, with the addition of virtuoso guitarist Guthrie Govan adding his fire to the mix, they plan to release their heaviest work to date. The Artwork for the album cover was created especially for this project by the master artist, Armand Cabrera.

Jan and Dyanne are evidently partial to doing interesting and unique things in their music so I was very happy to contribute to the record – it was a lot of fun!” – Guthrie Govan (guitarist currently playing with The Aristocrats and Hans Zimmer)


Photo by Victor Peters

Say Dyanne and Jan of Potter’s Daughter, “There really is no one who plays guitar like Guthrie - truly a pinch-me moment to have him play on our record. He more than deserves his spot in the pantheon of the all-time Greats!”

It has been an absolute pleasure to play on your music. Very challenging and ever so much fun.” - Simon Phillips (drummer with Protocol, Toto, Hiromi, Mike Oldfield, The Who, Jeff Beck etc)

“…just beautiful...I love your voice, and chord progressions are sublime” - Jon Anderson (lead singer of progressive rock band, Yes)

On first hearing of Blood and Water I was struck by its unusual and haunting melody and Dyanne's exquisite voice. To be a part of it was truly a wonderful experience.” -  Annie Haslam (Lead singer of progressive rock band, Renaissance)

For more information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PottersDaughterBand/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pottersdaughterband
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/PottersDtrBand

Purchasing:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2qsUdKn
Bandcamp: https://bit.ly/2Mqk1PM
iTunes: https://apple.co/2P1hTQm
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/35O57uo

YouTube: 

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

Guthrie Govan To Be Featured Guest Artist On Prog Ensemble Potter’s Daughter’s Explosive New Full-Length Album “Close to Nearby” To Be Released On September 30, 2021!

The album will be available digitally and on CD. Limited-edition vinyl with accompanying Art Book will be released later this Fall!

Prog ensemble Potter's Daughter will be releasing their second full-length album “Close to Nearby” featuring guest guitarist, Guthrie Govan, on September 30, 2021!  Also appearing on the album is the legendary drummer, Simon Phillips! The album will be available digitally and on CD, with limited-edition vinyl and accompanying Art Book being released later this Fall!

The album features 8 tracks, 3 virtuosic instrumentals and 5 captivating vocal songs. All compositions arranged and produced by Jan Christiana.

1. One (Ginastera)
2. Rosewind (DPV + JC)
3. Night Sky/Into the Dream (DPV + JC, lyrics by DPV and Ronda Dubiel)
4. The Mask (DPV +JC)
5. 5 (DPV + JC)
6. Midnight (DPV + JC, based on the poem by Edgar Allen Poe)
7. VII (Julia Schwartz)
8. Hold (DPV + JC, lyrics by Ronda Dubiel and DPV)

Potter’s Daughter (MRR) was formed in NYC while Dyanne was studying classical piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music. The group performed regularly in NYC, as well as in northeastern PA. Potter’s Daughter has been featured on radio, TV, and in national and international magazines and blogs. Potter’s Daughter released their debut album, “The Blind Side,” in August 2018. In 2019 they released two singles; “Blood and Water,” featuring Annie Haslam (Renaissance) as guest artist, and the holiday single, “This Winter’s Child,” which was composed for the MRR Holiday album.

In March 2020 they went on tour with MRR labelmate Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, and Dark Beauty. They were also invited to participate in several online festivals, including The Uncancelled Music Festival (April), The WorldWide Prog and Rock Virtual Festival (May), and the ProgStock Presents Festival. (August).

In October 2020, Potter’s Daughter released their Covid Quarantine EP, “Casually Containing Rage.” The single from the EP, “We Could Be,” was released as a video, directed by filmmaker Serena Kunzler.

In December 2020, Potter’s Daughter was featured in the Limelight section of Prog Magazine, and in the same edition, voted #2 in the Reader’s Poll Unsigned Band Category.

In February 2021, Potter’s Daughter enjoyed the privilege of participating in the debut release (Pyrrha’s Song) for Nick Katona’s “Troubleshooting Pandora’s Box,” together with drummer Jimmy Keegan.

In April 2021, Potter’s Daughter’s music video, “We Could Be,” was chosen as a finalist to compete in the annual American Golden Picture International Film Festival.

They are scheduled to close the prestigious music festival, ProgStock (NJ), on Oct. 3rd, and open the music festival, Prog on the Ranch, (FL) October 30th.

Now, with the addition of virtuoso guitarist Guthrie Govan adding his fire to the mix, they plan to release their heaviest work to date. The Artwork for the album cover was created especially for this project by the master artist, Armand Cabrera.

Jan and Dyanne are evidently partial to doing interesting and unique things in their music so I was very happy to contribute to the record – it was a lot of fun!” – Guthrie Govan (guitarist currently playing with The Aristocrats and Hans Zimmer)


Photo by Victor Peters

Say Dyanne and Jan of Potter’s Daughter, “There really is no one who plays guitar like Guthrie - truly a pinch-me moment to have him play on our record. He more than deserves his spot in the pantheon of the all-time Greats!”

It has been an absolute pleasure to play on your music. Very challenging and ever so much fun.” - Simon Phillips (drummer with Protocol, Toto, Hiromi, Mike Oldfield, The Who, Jeff Beck etc)

“…just beautiful...I love your voice, and chord progressions are sublime” - Jon Anderson (lead singer of progressive rock band, Yes)

On first hearing of Blood and Water I was struck by its unusual and haunting melody and Dyanne's exquisite voice. To be a part of it was truly a wonderful experience.” -  Annie Haslam (Lead singer of progressive rock band, Renaissance)

For more information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PottersDaughterBand/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pottersdaughterband
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/PottersDtrBand

Purchasing:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2qsUdKn
Bandcamp: https://bit.ly/2Mqk1PM
iTunes: https://apple.co/2P1hTQm
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/35O57uo

YouTube: 

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

7/30/2021

Prog Ensemble The Far Cry To Releases Debut Album “If Only”


Prog ensemble The Far Cry has released their debut album “If Only.” Though not intended in any way to be a “concept” album, “If Only” very much exhibits a connecting common thread of human emotion and perspective meeting real human conditions.

Apparently, some people just won’t give up on long held goals and aspirations. Jeff Brewer and Robert Hutchinson, co-conspirators behind the inception of what was to become The Far Cry, can vividly recall the musical awakening that occurred in their younger days when The Beatles landed and with all that followed. Soon thereafter, they each were even more deeply moved by the emergence of the Progressive Rock bands of the early 70’s, most notably King Crimson, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Genesis and Gentle Giant.

Jeff and Hutch first crossed paths around 1976 with the formation of a short-lived rock covers band. Common ground occurred later, though not simultaneously, when both were members of Connecticut prog-rock band Holding Pattern, Hutch as co-founder from 1980-83 and, after Hutch left the band, Jeff joined as lead vocalist & percussionist from 1984 to 1993 when the band ceased operations.

Fast forward to 2013 when Hutch purchased a speaker cabinet Jeff had for sale. In the attendant dialogue, the pursuit of the likely impossible was quickly broached and a decision was made to chase the dream just one more time. Thus the seeds for The Far Cry were sown.

Unfortunately, due to the ambitious and stylistic nature of the music they were pursuing, connecting with suitable personnel to complete the band lineup was met with recurring difficulty and disappointment.

Eventually, the duo decided to enter the recording studio to get the material up and running. Guitarist Bryan Collin had already been in contact, having answered a Craigslist ad, and was amenable to playing on the recordings. As he did so, he became intrigued and more strongly connected to the music and the band concept. Certainly his stellar contributions and playing on the “If Only” CD demonstrate that. Bryan Collin was now The Far Cry guitarist.

Still, a highly competent keyboardist was required. Studio owner and master engineer John Bolduc was asked if he knew of any keyboard man who could properly interpret and perform the music he was hearing.

John responded instantaneously: Chris Dabbo. No time was wasted in contacting him. At first, Chris came on as a session man but very quickly demonstrated his impressive skill set as well as a connection to and understanding of the music. All involved were highly enthused and Chris was drafted in as keyboardist for The Far Cry.

Hence, the “If Only” CD is a result of a step by step evolution by what has now become a fully formed membership. Robert Hutchinson, Jeff Brewer, Bryan Collin and Chris Dabbo are the artists that comprise The Far Cry. The future awaits

Says the band, “Our fondest wish and recommendation is that this music should be listened to from beginning to end uninterrupted through a great set of headphones.”

The Far Cry is now formulating plans for the creation of videos to support the music from the CD. Certainly, live performance will be part of the near future and into 2022. Also, work on the next CD to follow “If Only” will begin within the next couple of months.

The Far Cry:
Chris Dabbo: piano. keyboards, vocals
Robert Hutchinson: drums, percussion, bells, spoken word
Jeff Brewer: lead vocals, bass, bass synth, bass pedals, guitar.
Bryan Collin: lead guitar, Electric and acoustic guitars.

To purchase The Far Cry “If Only.”:
https://music.apple.com/us/album/if-only/1574868556?uo=4&app=itunes
https://music.apple.com/us/album/if-only/1574868556?uo=4&app=apple+music
https://open.spotify.com/album/1Lm9OsAksc7miRffkvEpe2
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B098JRGWF4
To purchase physical CD from outside the USA.
https://www.lasercd.com/

For more information:
www.thefarcrygroup.com
www.facebook.com/thefarcry

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

7/28/2021

New Atomic Rooster Tribute Nuclear Bird “Tyrannical Megalomaniac” Now Available!

Nuclear Bird was inspired by the 70’s band, Atomic Rooster which was led by extraordinary keyboardist Vincent Crane who is also known for his signature organ work on The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’s “FIRE.” Tyrannical Megalomaniac was Vincent Crane’s nickname.

Drummer/songwriter, Mark Murdock was influenced by Atomic Rooster and other early 70’s progressive-psychedelic bands from England, recently composed a batch of original songs with the intent of capturing Atomic Rooster’s spirit musically, but also telling an interpretation of the band’s story.

Mark invited Atomic Rooster drummer, Ric Parnell to the recordings. “Ric gave the music that authentic Atomic Rooster feel with his exceptional drumming on five of the eight songs. Thrilled to have him on board,” says Mark. Ric shared some of those interesting stories of the band which were incorporated into the lyrics. Also, lyricist/music reviewer, Dmitry M. Epstein contributed on a few of the songs.

“There was also an attempt to invite other former Atomic Rooster cast onboard; Peter French, Steve Bolten, Carl Palmer, Arthur Brown and Preston Heyman to participate but unfortunately could not participate for various reasons - scheduling, conflict of interest and lack of studio access, to name a few. “Perhaps I’ll try knocking on their door on the next Nuclear Bird works,’’ laughs Mark.

Vocalist Tim Pepper not only captured a flowing vocal on the songs but did the concept cover art of a Quetzalcothus (dinosaur bird) playing a Hammond organ with a nuclear power plant burning in the background. Thus, the title Nuclear Bird, not to be confused with Brand X’s “Nuclear Burn.” Speaking of which, former guitarist John Goodsall played on two of Mark’s Cymbalic Encounters works.

Additional musicians who contributed to the tracks are guitarist, Ken Hall who played with Mark in Phoenix, Arizona from the 70’s who captured an authentic 70’s era guitar and Broadway drummer, Jon Berger who guested on drums for two songs.

Nuclear Bird “Tyrannical Megalomaniac” Track List:
1. Exposition of Fools
2. Tyrannical Megalomaniac
3. Addicted to the Water
4. Fascination with the Afterlife
5. The Revolving Door
6. The Harvester of Organs
7. Haunted Chords
8. Locked in a Graveyard

Music and Lyrics by Mark Murdock
*Lyrics on songs 6 & 8 by Dmitry M. Epstein

Mark Murdock - organ and drums
Ric Parnell - drums and percussion on songs 1, 2, 3,  7 and 8
Tim Pepper - vocal
Ken Hall - guitar
Jon Berger - drums on songs 6 & 8 *Ric Parnell- percussion on song 6

All compositions by Mark Murdock
Produced by Mark Murdock
Mixed and Mastered by Mark Murdock
Recorded at Off-Shore Studios, Tokyo and various remote locations
Artwork by Tim Pepper

Available as digital download: https://nuclearbird.bandcamp.com/album/tyrannical-megalomaniac

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

7/21/2021

PFM/Aqua Fragile Vocal Legend Bernardo Lanzetti Releases Solo Album “Horizontal Rain”

Featuring Tony Levin, David Cross, David Jackson, Derek Sherinian, Tony Franklin, Jonathan Mover and others!

Conceived and recorded over a few years with outstanding musicians and special guests, Bernardo Lanzettiʼs new work is presented as a collection of musical episodes that sail from Progressive Rock to Vanguard, making port of call at Modern Opera, Art Rock, Rock & Soul and Classix 2 B.

Eight songs in English, two lyrics written by friend Peter Jack Marmot, wordsmith and coach manager between London and Marbella, plus an Italian text for the song “Ero un num Ero”, built on an elementary and random numerical progression as if to point out that the so-called “inspiration”, at times, can only be a fairy tale to deceive the unwary listener.

Without exaggerating or forcibly imposing his vocal range exceeding three octaves, the vocalist makes available the complete range of his voice, including the one processed by his Glovox device and those written for a choir that, in “Different”, move on articulated bars, always different in their division and imperceptibly delusional succession.

In the album, passion, detached nostalgia, fury and irony unfold track after track with a mix of sounds that are as unpredictable as they are effective: David Jackson’s baritone sax replacing the double bass in “Lanzhaiku” or Tony Levin’s unmistakable stick in “Heck Jack”. The pressing guitars of Marco Colombo in “Genial” where not even Andalusia is neglected or those of Andrea Cervetto, excitingly painful in the desperate appeal of “Walk Away”, which finds Tony Franklinʼs precise fretless bass and, in contrast, the hectic synth of Derek Sherinian and the poignant violin of David Cross. Alternating solid and frantic episodes, Jonathan Moverʼs drumming stands out on four strong selected tracks.

With more than 120 songs already published to his credit, Bernardo also celebrates his being an author/composer with this new album where almost everything, including the artwork, is due to his talent and attitude. Including the above mentioned special guests, in all 19 musicians and a choir of 7 from Italy, UK, USA and Spain, numerous sound engineers and the careful and patient work of the producer Dario Mazzoli, make this work precious and unique.

Watch the video forHeck Jack”: 

(*) Alesia Baltach, Cello on 7// Marco Brioschi, Trumpet on 2// Andrea Cervetto, Gtrs, Bass, Keys, Arranger for 2 and 4// Kim Chandler, Backing Vocals on 1 and 2// Marco Colombo, Gtrs on 5 and 8 // David Cross, Violin on 1// Tony Franklin,  Bass on 1// Pier Gonella, Gtrs on 6// Franco Grandoni, Choir conductor ** on 9 // David Jackson, all Saxophones and Flutes on 3//Bernardo Lanzetti: Lead and Backing Vocals, acoustic Gtr, Harmonica, pre production and programming // Tony Levin, Stick on 2// Dario Mazzoli, Bass on 5// Sara Wilma Milani: backing vocals on 3// Carlo Napolitano: Trombone on 2// Jonathan Mover, Drums on 1, 2, 5 and 8// Alex Polipo, Drums on 4// Giancarlo Porro, sax and horn section arrangements on 2// Derek Sherinian, Keys on 1// Pier Vigolini, Keys on 6. (**) Chorus on “Different”: Luisa Baiocco, Federica Bastianelli, Silvia Metelli, Michelle Rainone, Gabriele Santoni, Teo Tiburzi, Gabriele Serano.

Track List:
01-Walk Away
02-Heck Jack
03-Lanzhaiku
04-Time Is King
05-Genial!
06-Conventional
07-Ero un num Ero
08-Horizontal Rain
09-Different

All music and lyrics by B.Lanzetti except 02 and 05, lyrics by P.J.Marmot.

To purchase:
SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/0CX7kn753qMkUt7oZDiYxI
iTunes Italy: https://music.apple.com/it/album/1565842423?app=itunes
iTunes USA: https://music.apple.com/com/album/1565842423?app=itunes
iTunes UK: https://music.apple.com/uk/album/1565842423?app=itunes
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For more information:
http://bernardolanzetti.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/BernardoLanzetti

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

PFM/Aqua Fragile Vocal Legend Bernardo Lanzetti Releases Solo Album “Horizontal Rain”

Featuring Tony Levin, David Cross, David Jackson, Derek Sherinian, Tony Franklin, Jonathan Mover and others!

Conceived and recorded over a few years with outstanding musicians and special guests, Bernardo Lanzettiʼs new work is presented as a collection of musical episodes that sail from Progressive Rock to Vanguard, making port of call at Modern Opera, Art Rock, Rock & Soul and Classix 2 B.

Eight songs in English, two lyrics written by friend Peter Jack Marmot, wordsmith and coach manager between London and Marbella, plus an Italian text for the song “Ero un num Ero”, built on an elementary and random numerical progression as if to point out that the so-called “inspiration”, at times, can only be a fairy tale to deceive the unwary listener.

Without exaggerating or forcibly imposing his vocal range exceeding three octaves, the vocalist makes available the complete range of his voice, including the one processed by his Glovox device and those written for a choir that, in “Different”, move on articulated bars, always different in their division and imperceptibly delusional succession.

In the album, passion, detached nostalgia, fury and irony unfold track after track with a mix of sounds that are as unpredictable as they are effective: David Jackson’s baritone sax replacing the double bass in “Lanzhaiku” or Tony Levin’s unmistakable stick in “Heck Jack”. The pressing guitars of Marco Colombo in “Genial” where not even Andalusia is neglected or those of Andrea Cervetto, excitingly painful in the desperate appeal of “Walk Away”, which finds Tony Franklinʼs precise fretless bass and, in contrast, the hectic synth of Derek Sherinian and the poignant violin of David Cross. Alternating solid and frantic episodes, Jonathan Moverʼs drumming stands out on four strong selected tracks.

With more than 120 songs already published to his credit, Bernardo also celebrates his being an author/composer with this new album where almost everything, including the artwork, is due to his talent and attitude. Including the above mentioned special guests, in all 19 musicians and a choir of 7 from Italy, UK, USA and Spain, numerous sound engineers and the careful and patient work of the producer Dario Mazzoli, make this work precious and unique.

Watch the video forHeck Jack”: 

(*) Alesia Baltach, Cello on 7// Marco Brioschi, Trumpet on 2// Andrea Cervetto, Gtrs, Bass, Keys, Arranger for 2 and 4// Kim Chandler, Backing Vocals on 1 and 2// Marco Colombo, Gtrs on 5 and 8 // David Cross, Violin on 1// Tony Franklin,  Bass on 1// Pier Gonella, Gtrs on 6// Franco Grandoni, Choir conductor ** on 9 // David Jackson, all Saxophones and Flutes on 3//Bernardo Lanzetti: Lead and Backing Vocals, acoustic Gtr, Harmonica, pre production and programming // Tony Levin, Stick on 2// Dario Mazzoli, Bass on 5// Sara Wilma Milani: backing vocals on 3// Carlo Napolitano: Trombone on 2// Jonathan Mover, Drums on 1, 2, 5 and 8// Alex Polipo, Drums on 4// Giancarlo Porro, sax and horn section arrangements on 2// Derek Sherinian, Keys on 1// Pier Vigolini, Keys on 6. (**) Chorus on “Different”: Luisa Baiocco, Federica Bastianelli, Silvia Metelli, Michelle Rainone, Gabriele Santoni, Teo Tiburzi, Gabriele Serano.

Track List:
01-Walk Away
02-Heck Jack
03-Lanzhaiku
04-Time Is King
05-Genial!
06-Conventional
07-Ero un num Ero
08-Horizontal Rain
09-Different

All music and lyrics by B.Lanzetti except 02 and 05, lyrics by P.J.Marmot.

To purchase:
SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/0CX7kn753qMkUt7oZDiYxI
iTunes Italy: https://music.apple.com/it/album/1565842423?app=itunes
iTunes USA: https://music.apple.com/com/album/1565842423?app=itunes
iTunes UK: https://music.apple.com/uk/album/1565842423?app=itunes
AMAZON CD & DIGITAL STREAMING & MP3: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09437RKHK/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp

For more information:
http://bernardolanzetti.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/BernardoLanzetti

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

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