Category: Crossover Prog

Crossover Prog, Prog Rock

Southern Empire – Live @ HQ – Australian Crossover Prog Rock

A Comment from Son Andrew leads Me to Southern Empire So the other day after I posted my review of Damanek, and suggested that I would be checking out United Progressive Fraternity, my son Andrew provided this comment on Facebook.... And if you like United Progessive Fraternity check out Unitopia and Southern Empire...UPF and Southern Empire were formed out of the ashes of Unitopia So after checking out UPF and liking what I was hearing I took Andrew’s advice. I went to Spotify and downloaded Unitopia’s album Covered Mirror, Vol. 1 and Southern Empire’s Live @ HQ . Of the...

Crossover Prog

Damanek – On Track  And that they are!

Damanek - On Track   The other day I was listening on Spotify to Sound Coloring the latest release from the Progressive Rock band The Adekaem. I had the music on in the background, while I was working on some projects around the house. So while I liked what I was hearing it wasn't a really good listen. Anyway, when the album was over the music continued with a soundtrack provided by related artists. One of the artists was the band Damanek. The album was their 2017 release On Track.  About Damanek and Crossover Prog  After hearing the band on that...

Crossover Prog, Prog Rock

Exploring the Crossover Prog Rock of Finland’s The Chant – New Haven!

The album that was the soundtrack for my run on Thursday was New Haven, the latest release from the Finnish crossover prog. band The Chant. The album has been in my rotation for about a week now and it's one of those albums, that get better with each repeated listen! The Chant has been around since 1999. First, there were three Jussi Hämäläinen(guitar/vocals), Mari Jämbäck (keyboards) and Ilpo Paasela (vocals), then four when  Kimmo Tukiainen(guitar) joined the group. The final count which has been fairly stable over the life of the band was six, after Markus Forsström (bass) and Roope Sivén(drums) came...

Crossover Prog, Prog Rock, Symphonic Prog

Exploring the Music of Spain’s Kant, Freud, Kafka – No Tengas Miedo – Symphonic or Not!

After my run last night, I was pretty much physically drained, I took a shower, ate and then wrote a post at Me, Myself, Music and Mysteries. After that, I was going to write about my run and its soundtrack, which was the new album from The Royal Southern Brotherhood. While I was getting ready to write that post, I went to look up something about a prog band that I listened to earlier in the day Rite of Passage. wasn't having much luck finding information, so I went to progstreaming, where I first saw their album. While I was...

Crossover Prog, Prog Rock

Crossover Prog from Canada’s AsZension – Biosphere!

One of the albums that has been in my prog rock listening rotation over the past several days is Biosphere the sophomore release from the Canadian Crossover Prog band AsZension. The band is currently a studio-based band but there are plans to make it a live band. The band was founded by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Thiessen after he completed his studies in Contemporary Music and Technology, audio engineering, production and guitar at Selkirk College in Nelson B.C. After finishing his studies Thiessen set out to find like-minded musicians. First he met and then added guitarist and engineer Calvin Shiu, a martial arts practitioner and...

Crossover Prog, Prog Rock

The Safari Explores the Music of Germany’s Frequency Drift – Over!

      Over the last few days I've been exploring the music of the German Grossover Prog Band Frequency Drift; I stated with their current release Over. On my first few listens I wasn't to sure about the vocals. The female lead singer's voice was just a little too high and operatic sounding than I  like. What I was sure of was the music,I know I heard some instruments that you don't normally hear like violin and flutes.Here' what I read about the band at their website: Founded in 2007 by keyboarder and mastermind Andreas Hack, Bayreuth-based Frequency Drift...