Xavi Reija featuring Tony Levin, Markus Reuter, Dusan Jevtovic – The Sound Of The Earth (Moonjune Records, 2018)
The Sound Of The Earth is an album by a sort of western progressive music all-stars associated with the Moonjune label. Xavi Reija demonstrates his formidable skill as a drummer, along with some of the biggest names in the improvisatory progressive rock scene: Tony Levin, Markus Reuter and Dusan Jevtovic.
The album features high energy pieces with creative drumming, distorted guitars and outstanding bass work. The four musicians also delve into tranquil territory, with the guitarists developing exquisite ambient soundscapes supported by lightly touched drumming and imaginative basslines.
The lineup includes Xavi Reija on drums; Tony Levin on electric bass, upright bass, and stick: Markus Reuter on touch guitar; and Dusan Jevtovic on guitar.
Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter and Asaf Sirkis , three highly-innovative musicians, got together in a studio in Spain to record improvised music with no overdubs. The result is Lighthouse, a genre-defying set of progressive music explorations.
Asaf Sirkis creates powerful, creative beats that support drone guitar sounds and evolving, spellbinding processed guitar improvisations that take the listener to uncharted territory.
The lineup includes Mark Wingfield on electric guitar, Markus Reuter on Touch guitar; and Asaf Sirkis on drums.
Lighthouse is a groundbreaking album by the three musicians at the cutting edge of progressive music.
Prolific music explorer Markus Reuter continues to daze with his musical projects. On Falling for Ascension Reuter brings together several progressive music traditions: featuring Fripp-inspired improvised guitar techniques, hypnotic ambient sounds, minimalism and creative prog-rock drumming.
The lineup includes Stephan Thelen on guitar; Bernhard Wagner on guitar; Christian Kuntner on bass; Manuel Pasquinelli on drums; Tobias Reber on live electronics; and Markus Reuter on touch guitars U8, soundscapes.
Falling for Ascension presents a remarkable mix of exciting grooves, evolving guitar patterns and mesmeric atmospheres.
Four of today’s finest progressive music artists got together to record an improvised album titled The Stone House. Although the music was not written or rehearsed, it’s not free jazz. Instead, Wingfield, Reuter, Stavi, and Sirkis treat the listener to remarkable electric musical explorations where the four musicians engage in an ongoing creative dialog.
The four instrumentalists constantly cross musical boundaries, injecting ambient electronics, prog rock machinations, psychedelia, jazz-rock and beyond.
The collaboration features British guitarist Mark Wingfield, multifaceted German musician Markus Reuter on Touch Guitars’ AU8 model; bassist Yaron Stavi; drummer Asaf Sirkis.
The Stone House demonstrates the fascinating results of unconstrained musical exploration.
Markus Reuter will be on tour in the USA this Fall, after finishing two weeks tour with Stick Men in Europe (between October 11-23). Reuter will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of his own project Centrozoon.
The American tour is a combination of live concerts, live radio shows and radio interviews.
Reuter’s most recent recording is Prog Noir with Stickmen.
November 3 – WDIY/Bethlehem, PA
Radio appearance at Galactic Travels (with host Bill Fox) – 11:00 p.m.
November 4 – WPRB/Princeton, NJ
Radio appearance at Music with Space (with host Mike Hunter) – 12 midnight
November 5 – Mt. Laurel, NJ
Private show: Living Room Concert Series – time TBA
November 6 – WXPN/Philadelphia, PA
Radio appearance at Star’s End Radio (with host Chuck van Zyl) – 2:00 a.m.
November 8 – WLFR/Pomona, NJ
Radio appearance at Digital Dreams Radio (with host Mark Dickson) – 10:00 p.m.
November 9 – Charlottesville, VA
Live at IX Art Park – 8:00 p.m.
November 10 – Asheville, NC
Live at Living Room Concert / Streamside Concerts – 8:00 p.m.
November 11 – Charleston, WV
Live at Kanawha United Presbyterian Church – 8:00 p.m.
November 12 – Baltimore, MD
Live at (venue TBA, time TBA)
November 13 – Beacon, NY
Live at Quinn’s – 8:00 p.m.
November 15 – Philadelphia, PA
Live at The Rotunda – 8:00 p.m.
Event Horizons Concert Series
with special guests: Chuck van Zyl, Nocturne Blue
November 17 – Farmington, CT
Live at Edge Media Space / Farmington H.S. (Rm. 809) – 7:00 p.m.
November 18 – Bordentown, NJ
Live at The Cosmic Crossings
with Centrozoon and Nocturne Blue
November 19 – New York, NY
Live at Spectrum – 8:30:00 p.m.
with special guest Nocturne Blue
November 20 – WVKR/Poughkeepsie, NY
Radio appearance at Secret Music (with host Scott Raymond) – 11am
November 20 – Branchburg, NJ
Private show: Living Room Concert Series – time TBA
February 4, 2017 – Dallas, TX
Live at I Came for the Light and Stayed for the Shadows (time TBA)
With Nocturne Blue
Three extraordinarily talented musicians have put together one of the finest progressive music albums of 2016. Stick Men is a trio that includes three of the brightest minds in the current progressive rock scene. Prog Noir is their new album, scheduled for release in October 2016.
Two of the band members specialize in advanced versions of guitars and basses. Tony Levin plays the versatile Stick, an instruments that serves as a powerful bass, a tapped and looped instrument, and also a captivating soloing instrument. His colleague, German musician Markus Reuter plays the ergonomic touch guitars that he developed together with luthier Ed Reynolds.
Stylistically, Prog Noir navigates through various musical forms, including technically impressive new generation King Crimson-inspired progressive rock, indie rock, lyrics with good humor, mesmerizing cinematic soundscapes, creative drumming, and electronic ambience.
The lineup includes Tony Levin (King Crimson) on Stick and vocals; Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) on acoustic and electronic drums and percussion; and Markus Reuter on U8 and AU8 Touch Guitars.
The new album comes in various packages and formats, ranging from digital, vinyl and single CD to a deluxe CD with bonus tracks and a deluxe boxed set with vinyl LPs, CDs and T-shirt.
Prog Noir is a remarkable example of forward-thinking progressive rock, featuring memorable performances, strong song compositions, impressive interplay and innovative sound design.