Progressive Rock on eMusic

edited August 8 in Rock Pop
“Revelations of the Flowermind” by Solid Sun. Obscure but great Progressive Rock album that sounds if it so easily could have been made in the late 60s or early 70s but in fact was released in 2015. Try the track “Distance” first - outstanding!

And it’s still on eMusic - 4 tracks lasting over 27 minutes for 99 cents.


  • edited 5:49AM
    @peterfrederics Just downloaded that, and it's a very strong entry on my 99-cent list.  Since prog is of special interest to you, I'll try to remember to point out individual albums crosslisted in prog here over the course of brute force searching.  I remember some popping up unexpectedly in the Italian and Hispanic-sourced labels, but alas, not yet one with full devotion.  Acid Mothers Temple must be pretty close, and I'll repeat from the other thread about OHR, Golden Core, Feeding Tube, and dubiously Krescendo.   Camera Obscura only has eight titles, and while they've got the highest percentage actually labeled progressive rock of any label I've come across, the sound of the albums sounds closer to post-rock, and not very interesting post-rock at that, to me.

    Definitely check out:  "Giordano Bruno" - Oak.  "The Future Sound of Yesterday" - Implosion Quintet.  "Heroe Anonimo" - Prinz.  "Anabelas" - Bubu.  "Waterfort" - Waleed Ahmed.  "Melencolia" - Poly-Math.  "S/t" - Iah.  "The Serpent and the Dove" - In Gowan Ring.  "Vozero" - Phil Manzanera.  "Really Don't Mind If You Sit This One Out" - Mushroom.  "Course of the Satellite" - The Vryll Society.  "Leda" - Cisne Elocuente.  "S/t" - Promesas Temporales.  "Romance con la Ira" - La Perra.  "Leti Hum Eek Inda Jani Mish Masadi II" - Turbina.  "Alebrije" - Alejandro Marcovich feat. Manuel el Loco Valdés.  "Dislalia" - Carlos Marks.  "Tenquén" - Monstruos del Mañana.  "El Hambre" - Los Desastres de la Guerra. "KLY" - IGLY.  "S/t" - Inverse.  "Pulsar" - Mystic Morrison Visions.  

    Ouzo Bazooka's "Songs from 1001 Nights" fits the bill, and I'd be shocked if the label it's on, Stolen Body, doesn't have more.  "Waiting for a Sign" - Githead (and its label, Swim, seems to have a lot of instrumental rock that's not quite prog but not far off either).

    A lot on El Templo ReKords skirts the borders, with Jorge Campos the most spot-on example.  Fulano's 2019 EP definitely qualifies, but the rest of their stuff veers more into fusion.  I'll go on the record in saying I'm pretty anti-fusion, but I'm not sure what to do with them:  On closer inspection, I think they're two different bands.

    "Reflejo" by Salamandra, the 2019 album by Reality Check, and then most especially "S/t" by Senogul got my hopes up for FAK Records, but the label seems much more committed to folk fusion on the rest of what I sampled, but where there's a few, there's likely to be more, I suppose.

    Longer tracks that fit progressive rock better than the rest of their albums:  "Паранойя" - Vice Versa. 

    Hard for me to stick to pure prog rock, as I always want to slip in psychedelia (probably will anyway), post-rock, jazz (i.e. Sam Gendel, All JaZZera), electronic (i.e. Blood Sport, Lokal Business), and world music (i.e. Olariche and His Guitar Band; Timasniwen; Raúl Cantizano) that's borderline.  A lot of stuff listed as Alt./Rock would seem a better fit as prog, though it's rarely crosslisted as such.  Long songs would seem to be a good tip-off, no?
  • edited August 10
    @omnifoo Thanks and that's a great mix. And yes, please do include Psychedelia. I have always believed in the broadest of definitions for Progressive Rock.
    Another band from my side is "Jardin De La Croix" and their albums "Ocean Cosmonauts" and "187 Steps to Cross the Universe".

  • And on the subject of Psychedelia, how about this one! Just like Solid Sun album (see above), it could have come from the late 60s but was in fact was released in 2015.

    Magic Mystic Psycedelic Ride" by The Changes

    4 songs lasting over 20 minutes for 99 cents on eMusic. The track to try first is "The Illusion"

  • edited August 10
    "Something for Nothing" by Black Market Seratonin is good solid prog rock and very definitely from the 2010s. The label that it comes on, Superstar Destroyer Records, is also worth a look.

  • Par Lindh Project "In Concert - Live in Poland". Excellent Symphonic Prog with top musicians reminding me of ELP in "Pictures at an Exhibition". Well worth reading the Prog Archives write-up.

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