Category Archives: avant garde

Sleeping in Traffic – “Feminism”

Despite their name, Sleeping in Traffic sound nothing like Beardfish. Rather this Edmonton, Alberta band sound more like their fellow countrymen Protest the Hero, albeit with a sax in the mix of things. Their overall style is the same careening … Continue reading

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Chromb! – “1000”

Upon first listen of Chromb!’s “1000”, I turned off my CD player. The overall quirk and molasses-thick avant-garde zaniness on display was just a bit too much for me. Although an ardent fan of the vast catalog of Patton projects, I … Continue reading

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code – “Lost Signal”

There are bands that truly define what being progressive is all about. code is one of those bands. They began life as a black metal band and evolved into the prog rock band they are today. Unlike bands like Opeth, … Continue reading

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Darker Days Festival Debuts at the Musician, Leicester on the 18th of March 2017

Darker Days Festival debuts at The Musician, Leicester on 18th March 2017, featuring bands from the UK and overseas specializing in the darker side of the aural arts. Compiled by Lilith Promotions, the festival sees Liverpool’s ANTIMATTER (Progressive darkwave rock, … Continue reading

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Riverside – “Eye of the Soundscape”

Riverside faced the worst tragedy possible with the passing of guitarist Piotr Grudziński on February 21st. The band was working on what would become “Eye of the Soundscape.” Grudziński’s death not only put this album’s future in question but also … Continue reading

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Negură Bunget – “ZI”

What do you associate with Romania? If the answer is Dracula, then let me tell you that there is much more to this country. The Romanian culture is rich in ancient traditions differing from region to region, some of them … Continue reading

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