Italian progressive music band Deelay has announced the release of its self-titled debut album on AMS Records. The Rome-based trio includes Dario Esposito (Il Balletto di Bronzo ) on drums, Federico Procopio on guitar and Roberto Lo Monaco on bass. The three artists are seasoned session musicians.
The band’s style is a mix of progressive rock, jazz-rock fusion, post rock and ambient textures.
Spanish progressive rock band Kotebel has announced the release of its new album titled Cosmology. The new recording will be available in early July.
Cosmology is dedicated to the musical representation of four concepts of the Cosmos. The album includes several parts of a cosmology suite and Cesar G. Forero’s “Mishima’s Dream.” Also featured, a remastered recreation of “Canto XXVIII,” a composition that Cesar wrote for Dante’s Paradiso, a concept album released in 2010 as part of Colossus’ Divine Comedy, a project that featured numerous progressive rock acts.
Bassist and singer-songwriter Roger Waters, one of the creative forces behind progressive rock band Pink Floyd, has announced the release of his first rock album in 25 years. Titled, “Is This The Life We Really Want?” (Columbia Records), the album will be released internationally on Friday, June 2, 2017. Water also announced a North American tour that will run from May through October, 2017.
The musicians that appear on “Is This The Life We Really Want?” include Roger Waters on vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, Nigel Godrich on arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar, Gus Seyffert on bass, guitar, keyboards, Jonathan Wilson on guitar, keyboards, Joey Waronker on drums, Roger Manning on keyboards, Lee Pardini on keyboards, and Lucius on vocals with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.
ClassicOrme is a recreation with classical music instruments of some of the most iconic songs of Italian progressive symphonic rock band Le Orme.
The song selection includes Gioco di bimba, Una dolcezza nuova, La porta chiusa, Storia o leggenda and several more.
The vocal parts will be performed by tenor Eero Lasorla (Finland) and soprano Marta Centurioni (Italy). The instrumental sections a string quintet with 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass plus a classical pianist.
This album will be a numbered limited edition of 1000 units.
Italian progressive rock band Accordo dei Contrari has a new album titled Violato intatto. The band added saxophonist Stefano Radaelli and the album features guests such as Alessandro Bonetti of Deus Ex Machina.
The new album features a mix of rock and jazz and was recorded live in the studio with few overdubs.
Acclaimed progressive rock guitarist and composer Steve Hackett has a new album titled ‘Summer Storms & Rocking Rivers’ (Esoteric Antenna EANTCD21065) recorded with Hungarian band Djabe. It’s set for release in March 2017.
The two disc set includes a DVD featuring a concert in Bratislava in July 2011. It also contains a bonus documentary, the piece Jacuzzi / Overnight Sleeper (recorded in November 2013) with the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra and the promotional video of the song Tears for Peace.
“Summer Storms and Rocking Rivers” includes Steve Hackett solo material such as The Steppes and Ace of Wands, together with progressive rock-era Genesis material such as Firth of Fifth, Blood on the Rooftops, In That Quiet Earth and Los Endos.
One of the progressive rock sensations of 2017 is Italian band Cellar Noise. The young group plays symphonic rock inspired by 1970s classic acts loaded with mellotron, organ, and synths interweaved with guitar. Their debut album is titled Alight (Btf – AMS).
Multi-faceted Italian musician Fabio Zuffanti is the artistic director of the project.
Maxophone, one of Italy’s classic progressive rock bands is back with a new album after many years. The new recording is titled La fabbrica delle nuvole (the cloud factory) on AMS Records.
La fabbrica delle nuvole contains progressive symphonic elements as well as fusion. The lineup includes original members Sergio Lattuada on piano, keyboards and vocals; Alberto Ravasini on guitars, keyboards and lead vocals; along with Marco Croci on bass and vocals; Marco Tomasini on guitar and vocals; and Carlo Monti on drums, percussion and violin.
Maxophone is an essential name within the vast realm of Italian progressive rock. Like many other acts, they disbanded after only one self-titled LP, Maxophone that was released in 1975 and became a collector’s item.
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