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Not that there are any direct copies of Genesis here well, the end of "Wings of the Dove" is a heck of a lot like the end of "Cinema Show," and one bass riff in it is very similar to the end of "The Knife" , but the influence is quite noticeable.

The first thing you'll notice is that their are no electric or acoustic guitars. Instead, the lead instruments are two keyboards played by Gunther Henne and Gerd Linke.

They just bounce off of one-another while the bass and drums fill in the rhythm in the background. You might think that this sounds a bit boring, but it's actually quite enjoyable.

There's really nothing all that complex about the music, so it is very accessible. I liked it upon first listening.

And, of course, like all good Progressive Rock, I discovered a bit more to the songs the more I listened to them.

The only real problem with the album is that it is too short only There are two drummers, one for each side of the original album. I prefer side two, and the drummer for that side, Manfred Struck, may be part of the reason.

He evens out the music a bit more by bringing the drums into the front more. Still, drums aren't a focal point of this band -- the focus is the interplay of the keyboards.

This is not a completely instrumental album. There is a female vocalist that sings on two of the five songs in a soprano-style voice that is basically not understandable.

But, she doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the music. I've got to go against the flow on this one. If you're into bands with great feel and not much musical complexity, this could be for you.

German progressive band who made one album in the mids, originally only available on a tiny private pressing, but recently reissued on CD.

That album, Earthly Paradise , is very much in the line of other German bands of the era Ramses, Eloy, Streetmark , with the same piercing German synth tone.

Two keyboardists make the keyboard textures full and prominent. In addition to the synthesizer, Mellotron and the omnipresent Hammond organ round out the sound.

They also have a nice female vocalist on two of the tracks, the first two in fact. Fans of the aforementioned will not be disappointed. Somewhat derivative of Genesis and ELP, as well as criminally short, it has nevertheless proved to be a very good purchase.

I was under the impression that this was the band's only album, so it was rather surprising to find they have another album out as well, this one called It seems that the band got back together in to record some compositions that predate Earthly Paradise and this album is the result.

Though the line-up is almost the same their sound has definitely changed. Melodic electric guitar is now the lead instrument, backed by digital keyboard textures, much like with many neo-prog bands.

Apart from two instrumentals all songs feature vocals by Christiane Wand, who does give a much stronger performance here than on her brief appearance on Earthly Paradise.

Songs are very melodic and accessible with straight-forward arrangements and few traditional progressive rock elements. Actually most of it sounds like polished mainstream rock with a few nods at ambient music, mainly because of some atmospheric intros and overall heavy use of synths.

Taken for what it is, a melodic rock album, Genius Of Original Force , with its madrigal-like vocal arrangements, twanging clavinets and tooting recorders, is inevitably compared to Gentle Giant.

But Epidermis have a unique sense of German angst which sets them immediately apart. Except for the last song, "Feelings," all the music is in minor keys, with bleak, depressive lyrics abounding.

Not for the suicide-prone, but otherwise a very good album. How you feel about the German Epidermis depends on how you feel about Gentle Giant and clone bands.

One of the closest to a true GG clone I have ever heard. Gentle Giant 's influence runs rampant through both the vocals and instruments, but Epidermis only partially succeed with the voices, and less so with the instruments.

Epidermis use four and five part voice melodies English lyrics , but they just don't seem to intertwine like GG. Epidermis could never pull off Gentle Giant 's more complex pieces, for example.

But, Epidermis are not a bad band. They have respectable chops, if not originality. There are no credits on the CD booklet but the photo indicates they are a five piece, with bass, drums, electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, and vibes.

They probably all sing. Overall, not bad but not spectacular. A German quartet with a symphonic oriented sound. They create a moving sonic dreamscape with keys, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, winds, percussion and vocals usually in German.

Very difficult to draw comparisons with, although traces of Mike Oldfield, Gong, and possibly some Canterbury traces can be detected as well.

Genius Of Original Force was released on a private label and now commands high prices in the collectible LP market. The CD reissue rescues the sounds of a band who combine music and vocals with three-part harmonies in ways very reminiscent of Gentle Giant.

Vocals are in slightly accented English, but work well within the musically complex framework of keyboards and guitars operating in non-standard time signatures.

The only German "-is" or "-s" band i. Epidermis, Anabis , Amenophis , Epidaurus , etc. It consists of five pieces or better said three, two are radio edits of two other ones.

I don't know the reason why so. Perhaps they thought, they'd be on the radio, though music is too dark to get through FM waves regularly. The album is worth having for the track no.

It sounds a bit like Gentle Giant going chamber music, although is not so dazzlingly complex. Similar comparison would be Gentle Giant meets Univers Zero.

I think that description is not far from the exact one. Overall album has dreamy, mysty and not very positive feel, I suggest that you listen only third track almost half an album , and the shorter version of darker radio tunes.

Due to the third piece, album is sth of rare perception, esp. Ilya 88 , re-released on CD This piece by Russian composer Aleksander Sledin sounds both ancient and modern at the same time.

Based upon a Russian epic, the music is heavy on vocals, the four singers frequently singing a capella. The instrumentation is not exactly "standard rock band" either There are also drums, bass and a synthesizer, but to tell the truth I didn't even notice them until my second listening.

The album is split into four tracks just for convienience It would be an understatement to say there is a single melodic theme that is repeated in variants throughout the piece For me, it's not repetitious at all, it's actually quite soothing and hypnotic, though I do find myself wishing I could understand the Russian lyrics.

I'm sure I'm missing out on a major portion of this album because I can't understand it. It would be fun to see someone try to translate this to English sometimes but not sing it in English!

Most of all, this album sounds Russian. There's no doubt about where this music originates. It's not like any other ethnic sound you've ever heard before.

I recommend this album, especially for those into the classical or medieval types of music mixed with their progressive. It's also the kind of music you seem to hear a bit more in each time you listen to it Vitaly translates the album title as "Elijah" rather than Boheme's "Ilya" - Ed.

There is not too much precise information on this Russian band in the CD booklet, and especially with regard to its future after releasing Elijah in the LP form in of the last century.

Epos was formed in and thanks, first of all, to the band's permanent concert activity their unique music was heard and appreciated by the people at the only Soviet label "Melodiya".

Unfortunately, Elijah was the only one album released by Epos, because such well-known events as the fall and the following devastation of the USSR just took their course.

The same words, though, can apply to plenty of other ex-Soviet artists, and of course, especially to those whose creation was non-commercial absolutely remember Horizont , the best, I think, USSR band ever existed: Sad to know that.

For example, Epos was a very special band, and their only release remains very special up to now - as really the only one such album in the whole "progressive" world.

As well as in the case with Pesniary 's Gusliar , Elijah is another work of the Classic Rock Opera genre, considering their, as a matter of fact, progressivity only that, though.

But if Gusliar with its distinct originality is nevertheless based on the traditional Classic Symphonic Art Rock structures, formed in the early '70s, Elijah offers a kind of Progressive Rock you have never listened before.

All the basic instrumental and vocal themes of Elijah were not just taken from the Old Russian music - they were composed exactly this "ancient way", having both forms of the Old Russian Epic - musical and lyrical - as main influences.

Played with the same instruments as all the basic themes violins, cellos, some percussion and barely notable touches of bass and keyboards almost all arrangements here have the same, obviously ancient and very Russian flavour not Celtic, Saxon, et.

Thus, all in all, Elijah was the first and still is the only Acoustic Rock Opera. As for the "almost", there are just a few pieces of traditional progressive arrangements played with the fast keyboard passages and powerful work of the rhythm-section on the album that have a contemporary sound.

The presence of bits of modern progressive arrangements on this monolithic and unique, really ancient musical landscape, seems justifiable because they are interspersed with antiquity there very appropriately.

All the vocals parts were sung of course in the Old Russian language and all the male and female arias, as well as choruses, sound unusually yet fantastic to the accompaniment of mostly dramatic slow passages of violins.

As for the string instruments in particular, I have never heard they to be sounding such specifically, such "anciently". Elijah is something more than just a unique album.

This masterpiece is undoubtedly a "child" of Progressive Music, but it may be as if an "illegitimate child" of Progressive Rock that keeps aloof from anything created within the genre.

Check it out and discover another new "progressive territory" and get great pleasure, like a pioneer, listening to this ancient beauty, charming so mysteriously on the threshold of the third millenium.

Click here to read Vitaly Menshikov's full review on his ProgressoR web site Click here for Boheme's web site You can mail order Boheme titles by e-mailing to boheme iol.

Gabrelius 00 On the Hill Again Several of these folks have been replaced by new members since this photo was taken. Orchestra is a Ukranian Russian band playing an orchestral style of thick, lush movie-soundtrack style music.

My wife said of it, "it would be good music to have on in a restaurant". Not difficult to listen to at all, in fact it borders on what I would call "easy listening", though the experimentation with ethnic sounds and harmonies, spacey sections and rock drumming does give this band a progressive edge.

This isn't just another four-piece band trying to sound symphonic, it's an actual orchestra of variable size, but some of the live cuts on On the Hill Again credit up to ten people playing at once.

No need for electronic sampling technology or Mellotron s to sound orchestral here, they are playing brass, strings and woodwinds in addition to the standard guitars, bass, drums and piano.

They also feature cameo appearences of what I assume are various ethnic instruments that I'm not even sure what they are, such as domra, bayan, clarine, gusli, metallophone and mellophone.

Gabrelius is a studio album which has sounds ranging across many easy listening some might even say "new agey" or "world music" styles, such as ethnic Russian fast balalaika plucking, oriental wood flutes, middle eastern or Greek violins, Arabic percussion or an Indian sitar-like drone.

The sound may then become like cool lounge jazz complete with sax solo for awhile before travelling off to some other faraway soundscape.

On the Hill Again is a similar album, but is a mix of studio and live recordings. As near as I can tell most of the CD insert text is in Russian , this is a concept album with fantasy themes, since it keeps mentioning Elves, Knights and castles.

Like Gabrelius , it is pretty much instrumental, though the last cut "On the Hill Again" has vocals sung in well-pronounced English.

The second cut, "Jasper Garden", may drive you crazy since the basic 4-note motif used throughout the song is the opening notes to the old "Bewitched" television series, though I'm sure this was unintentional On the Hill Again also has a lot more "free jazz" style improvisation than Gabrelius , some of it even getting into "avant-garde" territory.

This actually provides a nice contrast to the easier-to-listen-to sections. By the way, the recording quality on the live sections is excellent To be frank, if I had listened to these album "cold", I'm not sure I would have really thought of them as progressive, but there is a lot to like about them nonetheless.

If any of this sounds interesting to you, check out their web site where you can order the albums. I would give On the Hill Again a try first, moving on to Gabrelius only if you enjoy that album.

Next, if you like this, try out Romislokus , another Russian band that sounds to me very similar. I think that Gabrielius should be taken as the first album of the band because there is no information concerning other works of the band in the EJO's booklet.

A genre label on the back cover describes the style of the music presented on the album as Jazz plus Contemporary Music, but not as Jazz plus Creative Music.

Jazz is not enough here to swear by, though there is a certain "fusion flavor" here. Made somewhere in Europe but not in Austria , "Gabrielius", whatever audiofans from the high-end may say, sounds perfect and is wonderfully designed like the overwhelming majority of the "Bohemian" production in general.

EJO is led by the only absolute leader and author of all compositions Alexis Aleksandrov. Consisting of nine persons, [they] prove to some degree the conception of a little orchestra even when they don't invite guests.

However, in the remaining half of the compositions with predominating meditative and nostalgic moods, there is a big diversity of themes and arrangements for the entire album to have all the qualities which the quality works of the genre have, and which are rather complicated to understand them at once.

The accordion bayan in "Gabrielius" takes up the running in the first track, but later on it wouldn't be a solo leader. Violins, saxophones and the Aleksandrov's piano lead solo parts swapping places more often.

Besides, the passages of an outstanding acoustic guitar-player, vibes-player and various kinds of percussion in general, which rather more often serve as the background for diverse arrangements, play a rather noticed part in the music of Gabrielius , which suddenly crystallizes into a long solo without any support by the remaining instruments.

Despite the fact that On the Hill Again has the same distinctly original and unique sound, which was laid on the debut EJO album, there are a few of the notable differences between these works.

Above all, the composite structures of this "hill" are truly composite. They're more complex than those of Gabrielus.

Now, the band refused to use the melancholically meditative shades that were present here and there on their debut album, but concentrated on the further development of their unique style.

All five of the long compositions of this album: And this stylistics is so unique that it deserves to be described in detail.

So I have to tell you about all the principal constituents of it before labeling EJO as a band of some of one progressive genre.

It's clear that such a polymorphous stylistics that is a real hallmark of today's EJO! So the number of units of Progressive's Fifth Element genre has grown again, which, with regard to the Slavonic band or the band of Slavonic Progressive, if you will , happened for the first time.

There are almost no repetitions on those five compositions that I've mentioned above. In other words, the arrangements that are featured on them develop almost constantly, which is in many ways close to Academic Music.

All five of the said compositions contain from a few to a dozen of the different musical palettes, most of which consist of very exotic shades.

Although the arrangements that are present on these pieces are moderately quiet rather than powerful, all of them are highly complex and, at the same time, very intriguing.

The slow passages of piano change with diverse and, often, contrasting interplay between passages of acoustic guitar, piano, violin, and Russian harp, and solos of various woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, etc, again and again.

I would be happy if this band would find a way to distribute their CDs all over the world. Such a wonderful creation as EJO's should not have to be lost for present and future generations of the Progressive Music lovers.

Click here for Er. Orchestra's web site Click here for Vitaly's full review of Gabrelius and here for his full review of On the Hill Again.

Ergo Sum 97 Mixolidio Most of the music is based on the interplay between guitar-driven heavier sections and flute-driven "soothing" ones. The rhytmic section bass, drums plays a conventional role, drumming is quite constant, and the bass never gets too much spotlight.

Both the flute and guitar players are really competent, the latter choses to sound like none of your standard prog heroes Howe , Hackett , Latimer , etc They do, in fact, fall sometimes in a prog metal flavoured playing, or even disguise themselves as mainstream guitar-driven rockers.

Their second CD half studio, half live tracks shows some development in composition and arrangement. In the end, if you like a fair amount of flute in your prog, give it a try.

Click here for Ergo Sum's web site in English and Spanish. Their sound is an elaborate quilt of electric and acoustic guitar reciprocation, outbursts of melodic keyboard color, soaring woodwinds and beautiful vocal harmonies.

Their influences appear to be baroque, medieval and classical music, Italian folk themes, as well as the classic Italian progressive rock of the seventies, like Banco , PFM and others.

The seventeen minute title track is no less than astonishing. I have not personally listened to Rings Of Earthly Light , but, from the various reviews that I have read, this is classified as one of the best progressive bands of the eighties from Italy.

The music is supposedly quite strongly reminiscent of Camel and Rousseau , which would put it squarely in the melodic, symphonic , progressive rock camp.

Rings of Earthly Light is based on the work of guitars often acoustic , flutes and vocals in English.

The lineup also includes keyboards, bass, drums and saxophone. Consequently the compositions are based on acoustic-folk influences guitars and flute but also feature symphonic keyboard work and developments with a more electric sound.

The music has a light, often romantic flavour that is barely betrayed by the richness of the production, the warmth of the arrangements or the precision and efficiency of the rhythms.

Again I'll have to disagree with Freeman 's opinions. While he is often very accurate when describing re-releases and older material, he grades the modern bands too easily.

While Italy's Eris Pluvia is a step above most neo-progressive , it still isn't anything special. Their influences are many but obvious: They are largely based around acoustic guitar strumming and low-to-mid level rhythm complexity combined with recorder, keys and guitar leads.

Another comparison that comes to mind is the extremely obscure Fireballet anybody else like them?

The music is pretty, the vocals pleasing but too straight ahead to keep my interest. But they aren't bad either. Their combination of styles is unique, though every time the sound changes I sit there thinking, "This sounds so much like Unlike other Italian contemporaries such as Men of Lake and Nuova Era , Eris Pluvia has a modern sound, but they lack the majesty of the former and the technical prowess of the latter.

Worthwhile for those looking for a melodic, mellow and even thoughtful CD to buy. Otherwise, don't run out looking for it. I got a demo from them with four songs at least one of them truncated to show what the new album sounds like.

Wow, I really like this Two of the four songs have vocals in English by a pretty good vocalist with only a slight Italian accent.

Some of the electric guitar soloing borders on prog-metal , though the symphonic accompaniment keeps it from sounding prog-metal ish overall.

It's a nice mixture of sounds, yet also harks back to the '70's "Italian Prog" sound. Bottom line is that this demo did its job Keep on the lookout for the release by clicking on the link to their web site below.

Right now it's only in Italian, but they're promising an English set of pages "Presto" soon. One of the other prog web sites claims that Eris Pluvia "became" The Ancient Veil , but that's not really correct.

The previous Eris Pluvia GEPR update, stating that the new album would be released in , was just a wee bit off the mark Still, I can't really complain.

If it took them a little extra time to make this album sound this good, then it was well worth the wait.

Because Third Eye Light is an exceptionally great piece of work. Firstly -- and this wasn't at all evident from the previously-reviewed demo -- this is a concept album.

No flying saucers, dragons or rampant Gods in this concept, though. This is mature prog, and "bombastic" is the last word that will come to mind when you listen to this album.

The concept is about somebody going to a "show". At first it's not clear what sort of "show" it is, but as the story moves along, it's apparently a show of paintings The songs are about the feelings being experienced while looking at the art, the reactions of others in the gallery, and the reactions of the person telling the story to the other patrons' reactions.

Finally, there's a surprise ending. But I won't spoil it for you. Pure poetry in lyrical form. Musically, I'll stick by my previous description The vocals are almost all in English, with a noticeable Italian accent.

Usually a heavy accent grates on my nerves a bit, and I'm one of those who usually says, "I wish they had just sung it in their own language.

These accented vocals fit perfectly with the music and I wouldn't have them change a thing. Don't listen to anyone who tries to categorize this as " neo-prog ".

It's very mature Italian-style prog. A casual listen might make you think this is AOR, but when you listen carefully, the complexity level is too high for that.

It's just so smoothly performed and cleanly recorded that you don't immediately notice the "progressiveness".

I'm very impressed with Third Eye Light and highly recommend it to all lovers of the mellower end of the symphonic prog spectrum, particularly if you like the Italian style.

High on my list for "best of ". Showing Italian elegance to the extreme, EC's music is quite beautiful and as a quartet they show amazing versatility with the instruments they used.

The music works very well as a whole and is very soothing and spacious. They offer a rich blend of progressive folk-rock, jazz and classically influenced themes, using multi-guitars, piano, cello, synthesizers, bass, flute and drums.

Their superb, gentle vocal harmonies in Italian are complimentary to the music, and may remind of early Simon and Garfunkel at times.

An exceptional concept album. Recently some previously- unreleased stuff from the vaults has been released, haven't heard it yet.

Two-guitar band from the Basque country. On Ametsaren Bidea , they display that unique Basque talent of making a lot with a little.

Though there are no keyboards, the sound is very full and layered, the long title track and "Andere" especially display the striking group synergy well.

You don't have to be a fan of guitar-based music to like them. Click here for more info. Reverse of Life 98 , Demo CD. They did covers of '60's and '70's rock and prog bands, and also wrote their own songs.

There's only a little recorded output Esagil 's releases on their web site which are all I've heard have a very sparse sound. That's not necessarily a bad thing, I'd say the same of Van der Graaf Generator though Esagil doesn't sound much like them, except for their sparseness.

These cuts might even have been recorded "live in the studio" with no overdubs or maybe just the keys overdubbed judging from the way they sound.

If The Doors had been more prog and less psych, they might be a good comparison. Definitely a "late '60's" sound.

The vocals do seem to strain a bit sometimes and the recording quality isn't quite up to a full release. But after all, these were demo recordings.

The compositions certainly have their interesting points, and a full-blown recording session with some overdubs, sweetening and studio effects could have made these something special.

As it is now, we'll have to guess at what they could have become, because they disbanded in Click here for Esagil 's web site.

They also spot a good drummer coming from Furio Chirico's school. Their only CD Vicolo was released in Their music sounds very jazz-rock oriented.

Vicolo includes instrumental songs only which flow nicely together. Too short lived to tell more. It is worth the purchase for jazz-rock lovers.

I keep hearing them compared to Krautrockers like Ash Ra Tempel and Can , but since I'm not familiar with those bands, I can't comment.

Their sound does resemble other things within my experience, like the atonal improvisational interludes between "normal" songs on The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway , or the less melodic spacey improvs of the older Pink Floyd or Hawkwind albums.

It also resembles some of the earliest Tangerine Dream , particularly Electronic Mediations with its sound-sculpting aspects overshadowing the melodic ones.

But the recording quality on Due to a Faulty Premonition is much cleaner, and you can hear every subtle nuance of each instrument.

At any rate, you can throw away any chemical hallucinogenics you may have floating around. Listening to Escapade on a good set of headphones will propel you to about the same sectors of the galaxy, and Escapade doesn't show up on a random drug test at work, either!

For Space Rock fans, these guys are a must! I have also heard Remembrance of Things Unknown , a limited edition CD which features previously unreleased recordings of the band.

The description of this CD would be pretty much like Due to a Faulty Premonition , but perhaps a bit rougher because these are mostly recordings of live improvs rather than in the studio.

The album opens with a man shouting something across a studio, before a guitar line kicks in. At first I figured I'd been misinformed, since all the reviews made Escapade out to be rather amelodic, and this was really rather tuneful - even folksy - despite the spooky electric drone that flows underneath.

But that moment turned out to be a trap for the casual listener. It only lasts a few seconds, before the players seem to lose their ability all at once, turning to an odd mass of notes.

That's when the real fun begins. The electric drone which flavours the music becomes more insistent now, turning first into a hornet's nest and then into a wall of bass.

The song's atmosphere becomes progressively dark and claustrophobic, making "Sound Trap" a very accurate title indeed. Finally the masses of atonal guitars, echoing drums and choir-like synths fade away into haunting traces, leading the listener into the further dark waters of the album.

Without wanting to describe every song on here in highly pretentious detail, it continues throughout in a very sinister, exploratory vein.

You can hear why people can't believe that these are all free improvisations - just listen to how the mess of distant metallic guitar noise, clicking drums and dripping water join together on "When A Squall Line Beckons", transporting the listener into a deep underground cave with trains rattling above, before forming into a long tunnel of sound.

Claustrophobia is a regular feature of this album it seems, although the flipside - the huge spacious landscapes conjured up by "I See Things" for example - is no less disconcerting.

If the over-done descriptions preceding haven't given you a headache, I have to say that writing them has helped me realise something else about Escapade: Anyway, purple prose aside this album is genuinely amazing to hear.

If you like your music dense, experimental and relentless, this album will blow you away. If you tend towards the symphonic end only, don't bother.

You won't enjoy it. Then a strangely menacing bass line and the hoarse sound of an echoing, dirty guitar. The guitar could be laughing at you for all you know.

It's an uneasy start to the record, to be sure, but then the last album should have prepared us for that.

Clearly, Escapade don't "do" easy listening. The guitar sounds become more insistent and dissonant as it goes along. And believe me, it does go along.

Somebody must have complained about the brevity of the tracks on Due To A Faulty Premonition , because "Sirens" clocks in at a weighty 19 minutes and eleven seconds.

The song continues in distinctly un-symphonic fashion, with variously ghostly and aquatic electronic textures piled on top.

Resisting the desire to describe any more of the song which would fill pages of space , things only become more odd from here in. This track conjures up a long, lonely journey, either through space, the ocean or the desert, depending on how you read it.

It's much more spacious than quite a lot of Escapade's stuff, and utterly breathtaking. Out of nowhere the song jumps into "Circumference", a much more threatening and confrontational piece, which is a shock after the haunting emptiness of the last few minutes.

It's a brilliant piece of work. Rule 3 is a pretty good album overall, although initially not as good as Premonition. Whilst I wouldn't hesitate to say that Escapade's stuff is varied, fascinating stuff, I would have to say that whatever they do, they tend to end up with pretty menacing tunes, often pretty claustrophobic.

Not intentional, I'm sure, but it's definitely what I hear when I listen to this album Never mind that though. Check out the raw cover of "Interstellar Overdrive", surely one of the highest songs in Escapade's family tree.

Remembrance of Things Unknown: Every band has them. Some are brilliant, some suck like a vacuum cleaner. This one's quite nifty as it turns out.

The opening track, "Maelstrom Machine" made me say something that the rock press never thought you'd hear around a progressive rock band: And it is, in a typically uneasy Escapade fashion.

There's a strong feeling of being followed coming from this song. Just as "Maelstrom Machine" has faded away, "When Whenever Comes" jumps out of the darkness with a cymbal crash, dancing around the listener in a wall of percussive urgency and weird, abbreviated guitar notes.

It slowly builds into a hard-rocking flurry, still taunting and chasing the listener as if in a race.

Towards the end it slows and returns to the more psyche-funk sound of "Maelstrom Machine". The sounds made by the guitar are hard to describe, but "alien" would be a good word for them.

It's pure science fiction to listen to, and I mean that in a good way. The song begins on a cliff, overlooking a dark, stormy sea.

It lingers there for a while, before fading into a long, dark and narrow metal tunnel, as drums echo from some unseen location outside. I'll stop before I get too colourful, but hopefully you get the picture.

Of all three of the albums, "Remembrance Of Things Unknown" is maybe the most hit-and-miss. It's definitely good, but there are points where you can tell why this stuff wasn't released when it was recorded.

A hardcore fan's album then. The moment you put on Eskaton's 4 Visions , one word spews forth: In fact, the line-up of Eskaton is very similar to Magma circa Live Hhai.

Replace Magma 's violinist with a third keyboardist and the male vocals with a second female vocalist and Magma becomes Eskaton.

OK, so Konig is no Vander To call Eskaton a Magma clone would be be entirely untrue; however, by the second song, "Attente," a few zeuhl layers are peeled away to reveal more of Eskaton's own perspective.

The CD booklet is rather emphatic in pointing out that Eskaton doesn't sing in some esoteric, made-up language but instead sing in French, for the People, about the People.

Regardless, the undeniable influence of Magma is never far away. Undoubtedly, some listeners will dismiss Eskaton as a Magma clone but I think Eskaton does have something to offer.

The music is demanding, daunting and challenging, regardless of who is playing it. That Eskaton can and do is a testament to their talent. To me, 4 Visions is essential listening.

The four visions, according to the booklet, "paints an angry picture of Man in his Concrete City "Ecoute" , in his Destiny "Eskaton" , in his response to the nuclear bomb "Attente" , and in his facing up to Death "Pitie".

It opens with a particularly murderous version of "Eleanor Rigby. Esperanto have the usual drums, bass, keyboards, and male and female vocals, but also use two violins and a cello.

These guys are fairly complex but we're not talking UZ or Art Zoyd and build good intensity. Strong string presence obviously.

Kinda classical, kinda fusion y, kinda proggy, pretty unique. Six songs, three per side. Three of these are longer minutes and three shorter minutes.

The shorter songs are kinda "singlish" and coulda been heard on the radio in the mid-'70s. That's not to imply they are bad songs, but the longer cuts are much better developed.

I'm doing a hack job here. Danse Macabre is also very good. On Rock Orchestra , the band consists of 12 members playing lots of instruments, including three vocalists, flutes, violins, guitars, keyboards, drums and bass.

The music is sometimes like standard '70s rock and nothing special and sometimes really complex progressive rock. The band sometimes shows potential on what was to come on later albums like the good one Last Tango.

On Last Tango the band is reduced to eight members and the music is a lot better and more progressive than on Rock orchestra. There is some killer stuff on Last Tango.

Click here for Claude Wacker 's excellent fan web site. Potentially one of the very best Argentine progressive bands am I repeating myself and an excellent example of one of the world's most fantastic yet unkown progressive scenes.

Their music is much like the Italian 70's bands, yet there is definitely a strong Southern cultural influence, and the mix of these influences with those of Gong, Yes , Osanna, and Genesis makes their second and only available CD Crisalida a must have.

One of the best ever. Excellent Argentinian symphonic progressive. The closest comparisons would be the blending best of the 70's Italian progressive bands.

Plenty of melodic synth and rhythmic acoustic guitar that suddenly shifts to heavy electric guitar, the back to synth and vocal harmonies, typical of many Italian bands such as Semiramis and Balletto di Bronzo.

Espiritu, however, seems to have a little more of the lyricism evident in other Italian bands such as PFM. Don't be fooled though, because the music gets intense GREAT synth work abounds!

This has to be one of the best symphonic South American progressive albums ever. Crisalida is well worth your while, with some unbelievably fast guitar and synthesizer runs which will take your breath away.

The music shunts between a melodic Latin American version of P. One minus point, their singer, who sounds okay during the rockier parts, but gets on my nerves in the softer sections.

I really can't describe why, perhaps it's just a personal dislike on my part. Otherwise, I'd recommend running out and getting this.

The original keyboardsman Gustavo Fedel had been replaced by Ciro Fogliatta, who now introduces a harder edge to the organ and synthesizer sounds.

Besides, Osvaldo Favrot takes his guitar playing into the jazz-fusion realm, and so does the rhythm section. All these elements fused together resulted in a very somber album, which combines the usual colors of symphonic prog and typical touches of South American acoustic sensibility with the dark intensity of e.

Mahavishnu Orchestra and King Crimson. In my opinion, since this is a more varied recording, full of dramatic contrasts in mood and tempo, Libre y Natural is an improvement compared to their debut album which is also excellent, no doubt about it!

A few months before the release of Libre This factor led guitarist Favrot and singer Fernando Berge to keep on working together, forming a new band called Aspid.

Three new members came into the fold: Since many years has passed since their last album, it is no surprise that this album didn't sound like the first two.

While still symphonic in nature, you can note the presence of a wide array of latin-jazz touches, and even some occasional funky elements in this album.

The compositions are not focused on a unitary concept this time: Similarities can be found with their fellow band Pablo El Enterrador. On the other hand, "Un Viaje por los Recuerdos" bears some hint of their earlier style.

A very good album, with some bright moments, but not that great really. Since their third album failed to raise a major interest in the times of new-wave and techno-pop, Berge decided to break away from the band in order to purse a solo career.

The result was En Movimiento , allegedly a dull poppy album, full of mellow ballads and mid-tempo rockers. Well aware of the decline of their creativity, the foursome decided to dissolve the band for good.

Or so it seemed In August , he joined forces with Pablo Guglielmino lead vocal, acoustic guitar , Ernesto Romeo keyboards , Horacio Ardiles drums, percussion, backing vocal , and Osvaldo's son Federico bass, backing vocal.

Right away, they started writing and recording new material, which supposedly will be released in CD format sometime in Toni Esposito Italian jazz drummer and percussionist.

His self-titled first album belies a very strong "Bitches Brew"-era Miles Davis influence, and featured Miles ' musical associate Paul Buckmaster who later played Elton John 's band!

Gente Distratta is a very sunny, tuneful and melodic, almost lightweight, jazz-fusion record, with a feel somewhat reminiscent of Weather Report , circa "Mysterious Traveller".

La Banda de Sole continues in the same vein, but with a pronounced Mediterranean ethnic flavor mandocellos, odd time signatures, lots of hand percussion, odd vocals on some tracks.

Born in Naples, the mecca of southern Italy progressive rock, Toni Esposito 's music showed a strong mediterannean root since the very early days.

At the beginning of the 70's, Toni started his very long career as guest musician. He first played as drummer and percussionist for Edoardo Bennato , Alan Sorrenti on his first three albums , and appeared on the first Saint Just record too.

He was soon recognized as one of the most inventive percussionists in Europe. He developed a unique capability to make a very nice percussion sound out of cooking pans, glasses, practically out of any possible object to be found in a kitchen.

He was also known for bringing back to life old traditional instruments from South Italy, Caraibeean Islands, Black Africa and South America music cultures.

His first two solo albums Rosso Napoletano and Processione Sul Mare were well accepted by both public and critics.

Those poppier melodies which eventually became Toni Esposito 's trademark in the 80's, when his production went along a more commercial direction to achieve stardom status in Europe.

His popular song "Kalimba de luna" sold more than 6 millions copies worldwide. Exhausted from the commercial success, he went on to teaching music therapy for many years.

However, he found time and energy for recording two more records which received little attention. In , he went back to a recording studio for his new album Viaggio Tribale: Unfortunately, this last record just showed that his best years were gone.

The first two album are worth the purchase for people looking for mediterranean jazz-rock music. This is really a GG singing in French, with a female voice!

I only know Et Cetera by them. I wonder if they have any other releases Now, in almost , I've discovered that someone has created a MySpace page for them see link below.

In fact, it's been there since and I've only just noticed it. But if you want to hear some of this band, there are six cuts from the album listed above available to listen to in the music player.

Wonder what ever happened to them? One of my earliest entries in the GEPR probably late in , I wasn't keeping track of dates yet was added concerning a band I stumbled across while surfing for prog bands.

This was what I said at the time: Imagine you could take the notes from an 80's Crimson tune, throw them on the floor at random, then pluck up these shuffled notes and rearrange them on the staff in a new order, but with the same rhythm.

Then play them with a style somewhere between 80's Crimson and the Ozrics. This is what the Etcetera MP3's sound like on their web site which is all I've heard of them.

This is pretty cool stuff. Warning, the recording quality leaves something to be desired on some songs, at least on the MP3's. I've talked to him several times via e-mail, but he doesn't really have a web site.

However, he did e-mail me a listing of all his albums currently available for the discography above. Beyond Neptune is an album of good old-fashioned space rock , sounding at turns like Hawkwind , Gong or Tangerine Dream.

Orlando plays synthesizers and guitar, programs drum machines and vocalizes I would hesitate to say "sings". The music varies quite a bit from noisy electronics to spacey electonics and all the way to punk thrash.

Beyond Neptune is a loose concept album about leaving the polluted Earth behind and finding new worlds to settle.

Just what a space rock album should be about. This is an excellent album for those who enjoy space rock , one of my favorite prog genres.

You can obtain a copy from Aural Innovations see link below. And thank you, Lynnette for the e-mail introduction to Richard!

Click here to order Beyond Neptune from Aural Innovations. Click here to e-mail Richard Orlando for any titles not available through Aural Innovations.

Etna were a fusion quartet featuring among others the future Goblin drummer Agostino Marangolo. Their single album Mellow Records MMP offers loads of sprightly instrumental fusion where guitarist Carlo Pennisi sprinkles crisp but melodic riffs and leads around Antonio Marangolo's Agostino's brother?

The quieter songs seem the most interesting to me, particularly the closer "Barbarian Serenade" which shows some Spanish influence in its stately chord progression, trilling mandolin and incessant piano runs.

Overall, this album sports a typical 's fusion sound, and achieves a good balance of melodic sensibility and pyrotechnics, which keeps it fresh and away from the traps of self-indulgence and sterility.

Batelanges 77 Les Trois Fous Perdegagnent au pays des One of the more important cultural offshoots of the RIO sound along with Aqsak Maboul, Henry Cow, and Samla, EFL were a French quartet who made stunningly interesting music in the vein of "where no man has gone before" type of music.

Not for the musically timid and conservative, EFL will be very rewarding to those who like the Henry Cow theme.

Their three CD - 5 album compilation 43 songs has just been released and is the ideal way of listening to this band.

Complex strict composition and wild improvisation. Boy can they play. Of their five studio albums even one cannot be partially described, let alone fully grasped.

I have 43 Songs , which probably contains all five studio albums. I say probably, because I'm not sure.

Their credo seems to be that of avoiding anything but music, and their moniquer tells us everything about them if one is sufficiently acquainted with French.

Hints of sort of towering music, huh? I had to go searching through whole Web to find at least tracklist.

I found it though, but this wasn't the end of trouble. The albums were repressed on CD in rather "ad hoc" manner.

The particular CD does not contain exactly an album or two, instead that, the albums are put on CD's subsequently due to quantity of space needed for putting everything on as low number of CD's as possible.

Tracklist figures out 45 tracks in total, while cd-player-counter decipher only So, it is obvious that few tracks were excluded or merged together for the reason of who know how's our Father.

But music is great, and not so inaccessible as you may think. Yet at the second listening I started to trace some really promising features, and the atmosphere on the all albums is fairly humurous, friendly and of course quirky.

It has certain appeal, if you can believe me. Sometimes, it sounds like pothead pixies known from another happy french band have gone around discovering various unknown feelings, different dimensions through lotta different situations expand their minds, widen their horizons, ha-ha , and try to inspire the present musicians.

And within these moments they succeeded to great extent! I don't know who sang, but woman it was definitely not. I'll try to describe each album, although I'm not sure if I'll succeed percently, for the content of the package sounds to be from one "parallel" world, barely experienced until today.

There's a lot of spoken or even acted word, which tells an out-of-touch stories, eg. In lyrics they have used puns, palindromes, mocking of banal things, exaggerating pretentious, huh?

The Disc 1 starts with Batelages , which is hella radical and has fairly neglected sound;. The base is Captain Beefheart era Trout Mask Replica mixed with some Gong -isms, North-african ethnic musics strong percussion , french chansons smashed to the indiscernibility, french folk music melodies and chord progressions, elements of contemporary classical, new wave and proto-punk aesthetics, and other elements of unknown source.

So measures are fairly progressive here. This, 2nd album was much better produced, while the elements of possible influences are difficult to detect beside that of "trilogy" era Gong.

This is perhaps prog album, although it has sort of dry "wavy" sound. As on debut, vocalist whoever had sung tried to stretch his voice.

Overall, even more out-there and consequently great. This album has considerable wave influence and it proves that as possible influences only craziest bands could be taken here Residents circa Mole trilogy.

They continue with weird stories which describe banal things and with puns. By some tracks they are used to swerve into different direction, style and tonality.

A differently strange recording and certainly not bad. Taste needs to be acquired. Les Sillons de la Terre begins along with the track number 13 of the Disc 2 and closes together with a track no.

While having less strict prog influences than predecessing recordings, it is the easiest to get into, I'd say.

It witnesses the coming of female keyboardist Jo Thirion, which made already weird Fou-sound even weirder, but within less wild and complex environment and so representing considerable sophistication.

Album is suffused with tongue in cheek humour and acrid sarcasm. Worth to mention is that this band was probably the least liable to dissonances.

OK, some oblique harmonies appear, mostly with Jo's keys, but these have been rarely splintered into something less listenable, although still not unbearable.

Face Aux Elements Dechaines , which kicks off with the track no. Jo's keyboards seem to be prevalent instruments, as they forge penetrably angular melodies.

Again they were tempted to use different tools of supreme humour, mentioned many times above. How French band came to play in the states is thoroughly described in liner notes.

Well, there they had played as free as on regular albums. Most tracks show band ability to "compose sponataneously". With exception of "Le Fleuve One ditty is a military version of Beethoven's "Für Elise".

Band ceased to exist in , but their members have recorded about four times EFL-opus, of usually quirky, naive and experimental music until today.

Jo Thirion may have come the closest to their basic sound, with her very own band, called Art Moulu , which released an album in In spite of the fact, how scared you are after reading these lines, you should give them a whirl, when you'll start to discover progressive music or if you already started doing that.

Etron Fou Leloublan is a strange name Don't ask me what it means, but it must be this because white wolves figure prominently into several of their album covers.

The name is long enough and difficult to pronounce enough that we English-speakers usually contract it to EFL, a convention I'll also follow from here on out.

I had heard their name for years, but they were not one of the bands I was exposed to back in the '70's when I started listening to prog.

As much as I like them now, I'm sure they would have been elevated in my mind to godhood if I'd heard them back then, much like Gong , who they resemble in some ways.

Musea actually stocks EFL's entire catalog, so if this sounds interesting to you, you can order any EFL title from them. It contains many tunnelled roads, most of which are still operated by the military and closed to the general public.

Gibraltar has a Mediterranean climate Köppen climate classification Csa , [55] [56] with mild, rainy winters and warm, dry summers.

As is the case for nearby Algeciras and Tarifa , summers are significantly cooler and annual temperature more constant than other cities on the southern coast of the Iberian peninsula because of its position on the Strait of Gibraltar.

Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry. In the coldest month, January, the high temperature averages Over different species of flowering plants grow on the Rock.

Gibraltar is the only place in Europe where the Gibraltar candytuft Iberis gibraltarica is found growing in the wild; the plant is otherwise native to North Africa.

It is the symbol of the Upper Rock nature reserve. Olive and pine trees are among the most common of those growing around the Rock.

Most of the Rock's upper area is covered by a nature reserve which is home to around Barbary macaques , the famous "apes" of Gibraltar, which are actually monkeys.

These are the only wild apes or monkeys found in Europe. Three-quarters of the world population live in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco.

Recent genetic studies and historical documents point to their presence on the Rock before its capture by the British , having possibly been introduced during the Islamic period.

A superstition analogous to that of the ravens at the Tower of London states that if the apes ever leave, so will the British.

In , British Prime Minister Winston Churchill , was so concerned about the dwindling population of apes that he sent a message to the Colonial Secretary requesting that something be done about the situation.

Other mammals found in Gibraltar include rabbits, foxes and bats. Dolphins and whales are frequently seen in the Bay of Gibraltar.

Migrating birds are very common and Gibraltar is home to the only Barbary partridges found on the European continent.

In , Graham Watson, Gibraltar's MEP , highlighted conservationists ' fears that urban development , tourism and invasive plant species were threatening Gibraltar's own plants as well as birds and bat species.

In May a report by the World Health Organization showed that Gibraltar had the worst air quality in any British territory.

The report concentrated on PM10 and PM2. The British military traditionally dominated Gibraltar's economy , with the naval dockyard providing the bulk of economic activity.

This, however, has diminished over the last 20 years, and is estimated to account for only 7 percent of the local economy, compared to over 60 percent in Today, Gibraltar's economy is dominated by four main sectors: In the early s, many bookmakers and online gaming operators moved to Gibraltar to benefit from operating in a regulated jurisdiction with a favourable corporate tax regime.

This corporate tax regime for non-resident controlled companies was phased out by January and replaced by a still favourable fixed corporate tax rate of 10 percent.

Tourism is also a significant industry. Gibraltar is a popular port for cruise ships and attracts day visitors from resorts in Spain.

The Rock is a popular tourist attraction, particularly among British tourists and residents in the southern coast of Spain. It is also a popular shopping destination, and all goods and services are VAT free, but may be subject to Gibraltar taxes.

Branches and franchises of international retailers such as Tommy Hilfiger and Sunglass Hut are also present in Gibraltar, as is the Spanish clothing company Mango.

A number of British and international banks have operations based in Gibraltar. Jyske Bank claims to be the oldest bank in the country, based on Jyske's acquisition in of Banco Galliano , which began operations in Gibraltar in In , Gibraltar enacted the Companies Taxation and Concessions Ordinance now an Act , which provided for special tax treatment for international business.

Gibraltar has several attractive attributes as a financial centre , including a common law legal system and access to the EU single market in financial services.

The Financial Services Commission FSC , [69] which was established by an ordinance in now an Act that took effect in , regulates the finance sector. As of [update] , Gibraltar has 0.

The currency of Gibraltar is the Gibraltar pound , issued by the Government of Gibraltar under the terms of the Currency Notes Act. These banknotes are legal tender in Gibraltar alongside Bank of England banknotes.

Unofficially, most retail outlets in Gibraltar accept the euro , though some payphones and the Royal Gibraltar Post Office , along with all other government offices, do not.

The growing demand for space is being increasingly met by land reclamation ; reclaimed land currently comprises approximately one tenth of the territory's total area.

The demographics of Gibraltar reflect the many European and other economic migrants who came to the Rock over years, after almost all of the Spanish population left in Origin of surnames in the electoral roll by percentage is: The official language of Gibraltar is English, and is used by the government and in schools.

Most locals are bilingual , also speaking Spanish. However, because of the varied mix of ethnic groups which reside there, other languages are also spoken on the Rock.

Berber and Arabic are spoken by the Moroccan community, as are Hindi and Sindhi by the Indian community. Maltese is spoken by some families of Maltese descent.

Llanito also often involves code-switching to English and Spanish. Gibraltarians often call themselves Llanitos. According to the census, approximately Other Christian denominations include the Church of England 7.

Several of these congregations are represented by the Gibraltar Evangelical Alliance. The Gibraltar Secular Humanist Society also holds regular meetings.

The third religion in size is Islam 3. There are four functioning Orthodox synagogues in Gibraltar and several kosher establishments.

Education in Gibraltar generally follows the English model , operating within a three tier system. Gibraltar has 15 state schools , two private schools and a college of further education, Gibraltar College.

Government secondary schools are Bayside Comprehensive School for boys and Westside School for girls, and Prior Park School Gibraltar is an independent coeducational secondary school.

All Gibraltarian students used to follow the UK student loans procedure , applying for a loan from the Student Loans Company which was then reimbursed in full by the Government of Gibraltar.

In August , this system was replaced by the direct payment by the government of grants and tuition fees. The overwhelming majority of Gibraltarians continue their studies at university level.

All Gibraltarians are entitled to health care in public wards and clinics at St Bernard's Hospital and primary health care centre.

All other British citizens are also entitled to free-of-charge treatment on the Rock on presentation of a valid British passport during stays of up to 30 days.

Dental treatment and prescribed medicines are free of charge for Gibraltarian students and pensioners.

Some specialist care is provided by visiting consultants and in UK and Spanish hospitals. First-line medical and nursing services are provided at the Primary Care Centre, which has 16 GPs, with more specialised services available at St Bernard's Hospital , a bed civilian hospital opened in Psychiatric care is provided by King George V Hospital.

The culture of Gibraltar reflects Gibraltarians' diverse origins. While there are Spanish mostly from nearby Andalusia and British influences, the ethnic origins of most Gibraltarians are not confined to these ethnicities.

Other ethnicities include Genoese , Maltese , Portuguese , and German. British influence remains strong, with English being the language of government, commerce, education and the media.

Gibraltar's first sovereignty referendum is celebrated annually on Gibraltar National Day 10 September. It is a public holiday, during which most Gibraltarians dress in their national colours of red and white.

Until , the tradition had been to also release 30, similarly coloured balloons, which represented the people of Gibraltar.

However, this tradition has now been ended because of the threat that it poses to wildlife, particularly marine. The radio service is also internet-streamed.

Special events and the daily news bulletin are streamed in video. The other local radio service is operated by the British Forces Broadcasting Service which also provides a limited cable television network to HM Forces.

The largest and most frequently published newspaper is the Gibraltar Chronicle , Gibraltar's oldest established daily newspaper and the world's second oldest English language newspaper to have been in print continuously [93] with daily editions six days a week.

Native Gibraltarians have produced some literature of note. Throughout the s and s, several anthologies of poetry were published by Leopoldo Sanguinetti , Albert Joseph Patron and Alberto Pizzarello.

Trino Cruz is a bilingual poet originally writing English but now mainly in Spanish, who also translates Maghreb poetry. Sanchez , author of the books Rock Black: Mary Chiappe and Sam Benady have also published a series of detective books centred on the character of the nineteenth-century Gibraltarian sleuth Bresciano.

Gibraltarian cuisine is the result of a long relationship between the Andalusian Spaniards and the British, as well as the many foreigners who made Gibraltar their home over the past three centuries.

This marriage of tastes has given Gibraltar an eclectic mix of Mediterranean and British cuisine. Profiteroles , a French choux pastry ball with a sweet filling of whipped cream, is considered to be Gibraltar's national dish.

In , there were 18 Gibraltar sports associations with official recognition from their respective international governing bodies.

Others have submitted applications for recognition which are being considered. The government supports the many sporting associations financially.

Gibraltar also competes in the bi-annual Island Games , which it hosted in Football is a popular sport in Gibraltar. The Gibraltar Football Association applied for full membership of UEFA , but their bid was turned down in in a contentious decision.

Cricket enjoys popularity in Gibraltar. Rugby union is fairly popular and one of the fastest growing team sports.

Gibraltar Rugby Football Union applied for membership of Europe's governing body for rugby. Gibraltar is believed to be the birthplace of the rugby variant Tag Rugby.

Darts is also a popular sport, with the Gibraltar Darts Association a full member of World Darts Federation since running leagues and other regular tournaments.

Gibraltar has a digital telephone exchange supported by a fibre optic and copper infrastructure; the telephone operator Gibtelecom also operates a GSM network.

Internet connectivity is available across the fixed network. Gibraltar's top-level domain code is. This has been universally valid since 10 February , when the telecom dispute was resolved.

Within Gibraltar, the main form of transport is the car. Motorcycles are also very popular and there is a good modern bus service.

There is a Gibraltar Cable Car that runs from ground level to the top of the Rock, with an intermediate station at Apes' Den. Restrictions on transport introduced by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco closed the land frontier in and also prohibited any air or ferry connections.

In , the land border was reopened. The border control is the only road border control between two EU members that is expected to remain indefinitely Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania have border controls which are expected to be removed around , however Britain plans to leave the EU.

Motorists and pedestrians crossing the border with Spain are occasionally subjected to very long delays. GB Airways operated a service between Gibraltar and London and other cities for many years.

The airline initially flew under the name "Gibraltar Airways". In , and in anticipation of service to cities outside the UK, Gibraltar Airways changed its name to GB Airways with the belief that a new name would incur fewer political problems.

As a franchise, the airline operated flights in full British Airways livery. EasyJet have since added Bristol and Manchester and also operated flights to Liverpool between and Until entering administration in October , Monarch Airlines operated the largest number of flights between the United Kingdom and Gibraltar, with scheduled services between Gibraltar and Luton , London Gatwick , Birmingham and Manchester.

The Spanish national airline , Iberia , operated a daily service to Madrid which ceased for lack of demand.

Gibraltar International Airport is unusual not only because of its proximity to the city centre resulting in the airport terminal being within walking distance of much of Gibraltar but also because the runway intersects Winston Churchill Avenue , the main north-south street, requiring movable barricades to close when aircraft land or depart.

New roads and a tunnel, which will end the need to stop road traffic when aircraft use the runway, were planned to coincide with the building of a new airport terminal building with an originally estimated completion date of , [] [] although it has not been completed because of delays.

In addition, the Algeciras Heliport across the bay offers scheduled services to Ceuta. Gibraltar Cruise Terminal receives a large number of visits from cruise ships.

The Strait of Gibraltar is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. Passenger and cargo ships anchor in the Gibraltar Harbour. Also, a ferry links Gibraltar with Tangier in Morocco.

The ferry between Gibraltar and Algeciras , which had been halted in when Franco severed communications with Gibraltar, was finally reopened on 16 December , served by the Spanish company Transcoma.

Water supply and sanitation in Gibraltar have been major concerns for its inhabitants throughout its history.

There are no rivers, streams, or large bodies of water on the peninsula. Gibraltar's water supply was formerly provided by a combination of an aqueduct, wells, and the use of cisterns, barrels and earthenware pots to capture rainwater.

This became increasingly inadequate as Gibraltar's population grew in the 18th and 19th centuries and lethal diseases such as cholera and yellow fever began to spread.

In the late 19th century, a Sanitary Commission instigated major improvements which saw the introduction of large-scale desalination and the use of giant water catchments covering over 2.

Today Gibraltar's supply of drinking water comes entirely from desalination , with a separate supply of saltwater for sanitary purposes. Both supplies are delivered from huge underground reservoirs excavated under the Rock of Gibraltar.

Outside the United Kingdom, the RGP is the oldest police force of the former British Empire , formed shortly after the creation of London's Metropolitan Police in when Gibraltar was declared a crown colony on 25 June In general, the Gibraltar force follows British police models in its dress and its mostly male constables and sergeants on foot patrol wear the traditional custodian helmet , the headgear of the British "bobby on the beat".

The helmet is traditionally made of cork covered outside by felt or serge -like material that matches the tunic. The vehicles also appear virtually identical to typical UK police vehicles, but are left hand drive.

The force, whose name received the prefix "Royal" in , currently numbers over officers divided into a number of units. These include the CID , drug squad, special branch , firearms, scene of crime examiners , traffic, marine and operations units, sections or departments.

Gibraltar's defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom tri-services British Forces Gibraltar.

In January , the Ministry of Defence announced that the private company Serco would provide services to the base. The announcement resulted in the affected trade unions striking.

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The Royal Navy 's base in Gibraltar. Godwin does not mention when the sport began on Gibraltar, but he does explicitly use the term "Tag Rugby" to describe the game.

Archived from the original on 13 November Retrieved 21 June Retrieved 25 September Retrieved 3 August Algora Publishing, 1 April Statistics Office of the Government of Gibraltar.

The civilian population includes Gibraltarian residents, other British residents including the wives and families of UK-based servicemen, but not the servicemen themselves and non-British residents.

Visitors and transients are not included. In , this broke down into 23, native-born citizens, 3, UK British citizens and 2, others, making a total population of 29, On census night, there were 31, people present in Gibraltar.

British Foreign Policy Group. Retrieved 2 April Gibraltar's strategic and military importance is complemented by financial and gaming leadership".

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Maltese is spoken by some families of Maltese descent. Llanito also often involves code-switching to English and Spanish.

Gibraltarians often call themselves Llanitos. According to the census, approximately Other Christian denominations include the Church of England 7.

Several of these congregations are represented by the Gibraltar Evangelical Alliance. The Gibraltar Secular Humanist Society also holds regular meetings.

The third religion in size is Islam 3. There are four functioning Orthodox synagogues in Gibraltar and several kosher establishments. Education in Gibraltar generally follows the English model , operating within a three tier system.

Gibraltar has 15 state schools , two private schools and a college of further education, Gibraltar College. Government secondary schools are Bayside Comprehensive School for boys and Westside School for girls, and Prior Park School Gibraltar is an independent coeducational secondary school.

All Gibraltarian students used to follow the UK student loans procedure , applying for a loan from the Student Loans Company which was then reimbursed in full by the Government of Gibraltar.

In August , this system was replaced by the direct payment by the government of grants and tuition fees. The overwhelming majority of Gibraltarians continue their studies at university level.

All Gibraltarians are entitled to health care in public wards and clinics at St Bernard's Hospital and primary health care centre.

All other British citizens are also entitled to free-of-charge treatment on the Rock on presentation of a valid British passport during stays of up to 30 days.

Dental treatment and prescribed medicines are free of charge for Gibraltarian students and pensioners.

Some specialist care is provided by visiting consultants and in UK and Spanish hospitals. First-line medical and nursing services are provided at the Primary Care Centre, which has 16 GPs, with more specialised services available at St Bernard's Hospital , a bed civilian hospital opened in Psychiatric care is provided by King George V Hospital.

The culture of Gibraltar reflects Gibraltarians' diverse origins. While there are Spanish mostly from nearby Andalusia and British influences, the ethnic origins of most Gibraltarians are not confined to these ethnicities.

Other ethnicities include Genoese , Maltese , Portuguese , and German. British influence remains strong, with English being the language of government, commerce, education and the media.

Gibraltar's first sovereignty referendum is celebrated annually on Gibraltar National Day 10 September.

It is a public holiday, during which most Gibraltarians dress in their national colours of red and white. Until , the tradition had been to also release 30, similarly coloured balloons, which represented the people of Gibraltar.

However, this tradition has now been ended because of the threat that it poses to wildlife, particularly marine. The radio service is also internet-streamed.

Special events and the daily news bulletin are streamed in video. The other local radio service is operated by the British Forces Broadcasting Service which also provides a limited cable television network to HM Forces.

The largest and most frequently published newspaper is the Gibraltar Chronicle , Gibraltar's oldest established daily newspaper and the world's second oldest English language newspaper to have been in print continuously [93] with daily editions six days a week.

Native Gibraltarians have produced some literature of note. Throughout the s and s, several anthologies of poetry were published by Leopoldo Sanguinetti , Albert Joseph Patron and Alberto Pizzarello.

Trino Cruz is a bilingual poet originally writing English but now mainly in Spanish, who also translates Maghreb poetry. Sanchez , author of the books Rock Black: Mary Chiappe and Sam Benady have also published a series of detective books centred on the character of the nineteenth-century Gibraltarian sleuth Bresciano.

Gibraltarian cuisine is the result of a long relationship between the Andalusian Spaniards and the British, as well as the many foreigners who made Gibraltar their home over the past three centuries.

This marriage of tastes has given Gibraltar an eclectic mix of Mediterranean and British cuisine. Profiteroles , a French choux pastry ball with a sweet filling of whipped cream, is considered to be Gibraltar's national dish.

In , there were 18 Gibraltar sports associations with official recognition from their respective international governing bodies. Others have submitted applications for recognition which are being considered.

The government supports the many sporting associations financially. Gibraltar also competes in the bi-annual Island Games , which it hosted in Football is a popular sport in Gibraltar.

The Gibraltar Football Association applied for full membership of UEFA , but their bid was turned down in in a contentious decision.

Cricket enjoys popularity in Gibraltar. Rugby union is fairly popular and one of the fastest growing team sports. Gibraltar Rugby Football Union applied for membership of Europe's governing body for rugby.

Gibraltar is believed to be the birthplace of the rugby variant Tag Rugby. Darts is also a popular sport, with the Gibraltar Darts Association a full member of World Darts Federation since running leagues and other regular tournaments.

Gibraltar has a digital telephone exchange supported by a fibre optic and copper infrastructure; the telephone operator Gibtelecom also operates a GSM network.

Internet connectivity is available across the fixed network. Gibraltar's top-level domain code is. This has been universally valid since 10 February , when the telecom dispute was resolved.

Within Gibraltar, the main form of transport is the car. Motorcycles are also very popular and there is a good modern bus service.

There is a Gibraltar Cable Car that runs from ground level to the top of the Rock, with an intermediate station at Apes' Den. Restrictions on transport introduced by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco closed the land frontier in and also prohibited any air or ferry connections.

In , the land border was reopened. The border control is the only road border control between two EU members that is expected to remain indefinitely Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania have border controls which are expected to be removed around , however Britain plans to leave the EU.

Motorists and pedestrians crossing the border with Spain are occasionally subjected to very long delays. GB Airways operated a service between Gibraltar and London and other cities for many years.

The airline initially flew under the name "Gibraltar Airways". In , and in anticipation of service to cities outside the UK, Gibraltar Airways changed its name to GB Airways with the belief that a new name would incur fewer political problems.

As a franchise, the airline operated flights in full British Airways livery. EasyJet have since added Bristol and Manchester and also operated flights to Liverpool between and Until entering administration in October , Monarch Airlines operated the largest number of flights between the United Kingdom and Gibraltar, with scheduled services between Gibraltar and Luton , London Gatwick , Birmingham and Manchester.

The Spanish national airline , Iberia , operated a daily service to Madrid which ceased for lack of demand. Gibraltar International Airport is unusual not only because of its proximity to the city centre resulting in the airport terminal being within walking distance of much of Gibraltar but also because the runway intersects Winston Churchill Avenue , the main north-south street, requiring movable barricades to close when aircraft land or depart.

New roads and a tunnel, which will end the need to stop road traffic when aircraft use the runway, were planned to coincide with the building of a new airport terminal building with an originally estimated completion date of , [] [] although it has not been completed because of delays.

In addition, the Algeciras Heliport across the bay offers scheduled services to Ceuta. Gibraltar Cruise Terminal receives a large number of visits from cruise ships.

The Strait of Gibraltar is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. Passenger and cargo ships anchor in the Gibraltar Harbour.

Also, a ferry links Gibraltar with Tangier in Morocco. The ferry between Gibraltar and Algeciras , which had been halted in when Franco severed communications with Gibraltar, was finally reopened on 16 December , served by the Spanish company Transcoma.

Water supply and sanitation in Gibraltar have been major concerns for its inhabitants throughout its history. There are no rivers, streams, or large bodies of water on the peninsula.

Gibraltar's water supply was formerly provided by a combination of an aqueduct, wells, and the use of cisterns, barrels and earthenware pots to capture rainwater.

This became increasingly inadequate as Gibraltar's population grew in the 18th and 19th centuries and lethal diseases such as cholera and yellow fever began to spread.

In the late 19th century, a Sanitary Commission instigated major improvements which saw the introduction of large-scale desalination and the use of giant water catchments covering over 2.

Today Gibraltar's supply of drinking water comes entirely from desalination , with a separate supply of saltwater for sanitary purposes.

Both supplies are delivered from huge underground reservoirs excavated under the Rock of Gibraltar. Outside the United Kingdom, the RGP is the oldest police force of the former British Empire , formed shortly after the creation of London's Metropolitan Police in when Gibraltar was declared a crown colony on 25 June In general, the Gibraltar force follows British police models in its dress and its mostly male constables and sergeants on foot patrol wear the traditional custodian helmet , the headgear of the British "bobby on the beat".

The helmet is traditionally made of cork covered outside by felt or serge -like material that matches the tunic.

The vehicles also appear virtually identical to typical UK police vehicles, but are left hand drive. The force, whose name received the prefix "Royal" in , currently numbers over officers divided into a number of units.

These include the CID , drug squad, special branch , firearms, scene of crime examiners , traffic, marine and operations units, sections or departments.

Gibraltar's defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom tri-services British Forces Gibraltar. In January , the Ministry of Defence announced that the private company Serco would provide services to the base.

The announcement resulted in the affected trade unions striking. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the British Overseas Territory.

For other uses, see Gibraltar disambiguation. Gibraltarian [a] other British Maghrebis South Asians. Bernard of Clairvaux Our Lady of Europe. Disputed status of Gibraltar and Political development in modern Gibraltar.

Places adjacent to Gibraltar. List of mammals of Gibraltar , List of birds of Gibraltar , and List of amphibians and reptiles of Gibraltar. Percentage of population by religion [5] Percentage Roman Catholic.

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The Royal Navy 's base in Gibraltar. Godwin does not mention when the sport began on Gibraltar, but he does explicitly use the term "Tag Rugby" to describe the game.

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The civilian population includes Gibraltarian residents, other British residents including the wives and families of UK-based servicemen, but not the servicemen themselves and non-British residents.

Visitors and transients are not included. In , this broke down into 23, native-born citizens, 3, UK British citizens and 2, others, making a total population of 29, On census night, there were 31, people present in Gibraltar.

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Archer 11 January Gibraltar, Identity and Empire. It does contain a passable version of Holst 's "Mars. But in the summer of , Emerson got a call from a Polydor Records executive about the possibility of an ELP reunion.

Greg Lake was interested in the idea, but Carl Palmer was still under contract to Asia and was unable to participate. Emerson auditioned several drummers, and finally settled on his friend Cozy Powell , then on tour with Whitesnake.

I , forgetting about the degeneration that occurred in Vol. II and finally ended dismally in Love Beach. It has a nice combination of power keyboard rock though with the more "modern" sounding polyphonic keyboards as on Works Vol.

I , Lake -signature ballads "Lay Down Your Guns" and the obligatory classical music interpretation, this time of Holst 's "Mars" movement of "The Planets" perhaps a bit too predictable a choice, but it's almost a prog rock piece without any interpretation.

I haven't heard their latest, Then and Now. Sphere 96 Tension The self-produced Sphere is that of a composer, arranger,programmer and keyboardist.

The style is a very symphonic rock that showcases Emond's classical training. The music is presented in the typical keyboards, bass and drums format that is usually associated with ELP.

It features the rich compositions and the expert performances of the keyboardist. The supporting bass and drum tracks are carefully programmed.

A quality production that should please those who appreciate keyboard driven symphonic rock. Empire In , after the breakup of Flash , guitarist Peter Banks went into the studio with a new band, which was to become Empire.

Peter was the guitarist, and his then-wife Sydney Foxx was the lead singer and lyricist. Some of the drums were done by Phil Collins before previous commitments to Genesis forced him to leave the recording sessions.

Sam Gopal , tabla player extrordinaire, also played on the first album as did Jakob Magnusson keyboardist for the Kevin Ayers Band.

John Giblin , the bassist, later played for Brand X. When the album was completed, the group was unable to obtain distribution in either the UK or the US, but Banks and Foxx continued to record as Empire with an assortment of other backing musicians.

They recorded two more albums before calling it quits around These recordings were considered lost until One Way Records released them on CD between and Emtidi 70 Saat Quoted as being a classic folky progressive duo, Saat for me does not live up to this expectation.

Nice, vaguely cosmic, yet not grabbing. Emtidi were a German-Canadian duo of Maik Hirschfeldt guitars, keyboards, flute, percussion, vocals and Dolly Holmes keyboards, vocals.

I have not heard their ultra-rare first album, but I understand it to be a rather conventional folk album. Saat , on the other hand, is one of the cornerstones of the "cosmic" folk style that developed under that vague denomination Krautrock.

Their songs are relaxed, largely drumless folk meditations on typical hippy imagery with simple and strong modal melodies expressed through combinations of Holmes' cool and ethereal soprano and Hirschfeldt's more earthy harmonies or canonical support lines.

But the album's main attraction is its extensive instrumental work, comprising sunbursts of effects organ, Mellotron strings, a few baroque electric piano embellishments and even rudimentary synth riffs and glissandi, giving the music a both sunny and spacey feel that takes it from pastures green to gulfs interstellar.

Even the basic supporting riffs are given extra depth with simple but poignant means, from the flanged acoustic guitars of "Walkin' in the Park" to the vibes and Jew's harp decorating the wordless vocals and glowing organ of "Träume".

I would rate it about the same as Bröselmaschine 's first album, and recommend it to the same audience. I would also dock this CD re-release ZYX Ohr a few points for being a scratchy vinyl transfer probably untouched by any decrackling process.

This album is available on the Spalax label. Enchant - an older group shot. The fellow in the upper left is former keyboardist Benignus, who has left the band.

They are looking for a new keyboardist at least as of August, Ott guitars and Ed Platt bass , though I'm not certain who's who in the band photo.

Bay Area band with a very busy, complicated sound, sort of like Animator. Wound is a more Dream Theater like album. Time Lost is close to A Blueprint of the World.

Break is an harder edged album, and [ Juggling 9 or Dropping 10 ] is a mix of all their influences. The music remains complex, and really interesting.

Enchant 's releases are available from Inside Out Music America. They played on the second day NEARfest , and their newest album Blink of an Eye was released first at that festival.

Two friends from Bellaire High in Houston, Texas, jam with each other in high school. But they stay in touch, and make some recordings over the Internet, calling themselves An Endless Sporadic.

I kid you not, that's their "band picture" from their web site to the left. If you met these guys on the street would you believe they had even heard of progressive rock?

Now, here comes the good part. They somehow talk Flower Kings Roine Stolt and Jonas Reingold into playing on their album, with Stolt recording, producing and mixing it for them in Sweden.

Next, they get Jordan Rudess to write up a rave review about their new release, which ends up being hyped for free? Can you say "excellent product placement"?

Oh, there's also a Guitar Hero version of one of their songs, in case their exposure wasn't high enough yet. Ya know, I'd like to say these guys suck and were somehow elevated to "famous progger" status only because of who they somehow know.

But, judging from the samples on their web site, it's not true. This album appears to kick some serious butt. I hate it when that happens.

Best I can do is a prog rock site where I get to spout off about other peoples music. OK, guys, at least send me a copy of the full album so I can do a decent review, OK?

I'm not exactly Jordan Rudess though I did get my picture taken with him! But for EFS he's not drumming, but creating strange and beautiful synthesizer soundscapes.

Abstractions is what I would classify as "hard electronic", but not pure noise. In fact, the synthesizers are pitched and harmonic much of the time, but there are also some cuts that are mostly odd synth warblings, 50's "computer sounds" and flying saucer engines appropriately titled "Mysteries in Space".

The songs are all repetitive in a hypnotic way and slowly mutate from section to section, frequently reminding me of very early Klaus Schulze like Black Dance or Timewind.

Slow, dreamy and thin with slow filter sweeps and flanging In fact, particularly for a drummer, I would say this is about as rhythmless as it can get.

I love this kind of music, and would therefore recommend this album to fans of Schulze or early Tangerine Dream.

EFS's second album, The Condition of Music retains some connections to Abstractions , but is quite different in most ways. Still lots of "hard electronic" sounds, but this album has a lot more musical composition in it.

Some of it sounds like early experiments with classical music being played on synthesizers using entirely inappropriate synth buzzes, squawks and wah-wah's.

There's also some synthesized percussion doubtless being played on a keyboard that might have come from a synth-pop band being played at half speed.

There are frequent hints that Shane has heard some Philip Glass in his life, though he doesn't allow the note sequences to go on so long that they get on your nerves.

There are also Vangelis -like epic chords and other spacey sections. The sounds are something like The Moog Cookbook that's a band, if you didn't know would come up with, but Shane is using them for his own devices instead of for retreading oldies.

There's also a certain resemblance to old 'era video game soundtracks In summary, I like The Condition of Music a lot, but the harder, less developed and polished edge of Abstractions makes me like the first album a bit more.

Still, electronic music fans will want to have both albums, they are both excellent in their own right. While I admit to enjoying this album, as I enjoy many of the CD's my wife brings home from the "world music" genre, I can't call this even remotely "progressive rock", in spite of being released on the Musea label.

This is new-agey feelgood world music with lots of celtic influence, spanish guitars, tin whistle choirs and pleasant vocals.

It's well-performed and excellently recorded. However, I wouldn't call it progressive, and not really rock either.

Click here to order Engel from Musea Records. England released just one album, Garden Shed , on Arista UK in the 70s and if ever any band acheived a perfect fusion of Genesis , Yes , and Supertramp , this is it.

Brimming with Mellotron textures, keyboard and organ leads, and variant time signatures, this is classic progressive rock. The Last of the Jubblies is some sort of "leftover" material recently released?

Quebecois ensemble incorporating strings, brass, piano, tuned percussion and acoustic guitar. Some light male vocals here and there cut through the microcosmic-orchestral arrangements.

On the whole, one of the nicest French-Canadian chamber-prog. Very clasically influenced but sort of lightweight. Sparse vocals but a little annoying at times.

The Enid are probably one of the most underrated progressive rock bands out of the UK. Their music is a hybrid of orchestral classical and rock compositions, with an undeniable tilt towards the dramatic.

All the CDs have extra tracks that did not appear on the vinyl releases, and have, in many cases, been remixed. The music is very proficiently orchestrated, and the tracks have the complexity that should appeal to the progressive rock aficionado.

Final Noise is their last release as The Enid , and contains live versions of many of their best tracks. This would be a good CD to check out as an introduction to the band.

Story Of The Enid contains over 2 hours of music by The Enid , and contains the tale of the band, narrated by Robert John Godfrey , in the form of a reminiscence.

It is pretty interesting, more so to those who have heard and enjoyed their music. Reviews of The Enid that I have seen usually read to the effect of "they attempt to mix orchestral themes with rock, but lean far more to the classical edge than bands like ELP.

The Enid are a couple of guys who independently produce their albums. They have an interesting style of composition which can be a bit Wagner ian at times, as well as being nursery-rhyme like.

The music is not perhaps the most interesting, but for people interested in a Very English style of progressive rock but not to be confused with Yes or Tull might enjoy the adventure.

Most of this could hardly be called rock, as these guys play an impressionist type of symphonic music that has no standard rhythm section as such to anchor it down.

Some of the earliest albums have some passages that hint at a rock rhythm, but for the most part the albums have a heavily orchestrated sound, all created using the standard guitars, basses, keyboards and drums.

Most of the first two albums were completely re-recorded during the 80's. The 76 and 77 albums contain the same music, only the title was changed.

There's also a bunch of fan club stuff that's been released over the years. In your section on The Enid you list an album, Rhapsody In Rock , which you believe was unissued and ask for details [ Editor's note: Formerly, in the discography section of this entry, I asked about this.

With this answer from Peter Kendall , the question is answered and has now been removed ]. You're right - the album never came out. At the time the band were signed to Pye which had not been a happy period for the band.

The person who signed them left the label almost immediately and although two albums were released on that label Touch Me and Six Pieces it wasn't a good relationship.

Rhapsody in Rock was a double LP partly live material and part compilation of previously released tracks. It was pulled at the last minute but not before track listings and a release date had been given out.

At the same time Pye were going through financial problems and withdrew financial support from the band's tour at the same time as cancelling the release of the album.

I have been a long time collector of The Enid but have never seen any evidence of test pressings or completed artwork for this album.

In fact Robert Godfrey himself thinks it unlikely that it even got to the test pressing stage. There was some confusion at the time because the Music Master reference book listed Rhapsody in Rock complete with catalogue number and track listing.

I believe some of the live tracks were later used on the band's Live At Hammersmith release. The only good thing to come out of The Enid 's split from Pye was they got to keep the recording equipment Pye had bought for them and went on to start their own studio.

Unfortunately they split up shortly afterwards. The Enid is active again after many years The story behind what happened to the band and how it was put back together is a complex one, and beyond the scope of a GEPR article.

Suffice it to say that there have been issues between Godfrey and other people who claim to own The Enid 's music which has led to a legal battle that includes use of the web site URL formerly referenced here in the GEPR 's links section see below.

Godfrey 's site is now the link below, and it is here that you can read up on what's currently happening with the band and what has been going on during their disappearance after the release of The White Goddess in The good news for fans is that Godfrey has put The Enid 's entire back catalog including several live albums on their web site for free download in wither MP3 or FLAC format.

They do ask that you give a donation to help them with their legal battles, and ask that you don't support the company that is currently selling their albums.

Why would you if you can name your own price on their web site?. The Enid has also unearthed some video of the band live at the Hammersmith Odeon in , embedded below.

In the meantime, check out the video: Music for Airports 78 Ambient 2: Brian Eno is not a musical household name, but he should be!

Eno has been on the leading edge of Progressive music in many genres since the late '60's. During college, Eno had a fascination for classical Electronic Music.

He began experimenting with studio and compositional techniques that included electronic and tape effects; similar to those of John Cage and Steve Reich.

Eno also notes La Monte Young as a major influence. Many of Eno's early recordings dealt with his own experiments in Electronic Music, often in collaboration with Robert Fripp; Eno would lay down that basic synthesizer background and Fripp would improvise his own unique electronic guitar lead.

Such explorations included the albums: No Pussyfooting and Evening Star. Eno's solo work, Discrete Music , demonstrates what Eno calls "process music.

Beyond Electronic Music, Eno loves rock 'n' roll; he recorded four progressive rock albums between and Eno's first progressive rock album, Here Come the Warm Jets , is an extrodinary collection.

It defined Eno's rock style as a mixture of bizzare lyrics and quirky vocals with a menagerie of electronic sound-effects.

For example, he suggests to his lover that "you'll have to choose the Paw Paw Negro blowtorch, or me In between the electronic pieces up pops an occasional mostly acoustic work; "On Some Faraway Beach" and "Some of them are Old" include mostly piano, drums, and vocal harmonies.

The latter tune makes splendid use of electric? This becomes the background to the finale track, "Here Come the Warm Jets," which is a rolling little ditty lead by a minimalistic fuzzy guitar sequence and followed by a drum line and some obscured vocals.

This is such an indescribeable album that I can only recommend borrowing a copy of it to see if you like it. Shortly after the release of Here Come This remarkable performance occured on June 1, , and is the title of the album that captures the evening.

It is hard to tell from the liner notes how much Eno performs on the individual tracks, but the first two songs are his own compositions from Here Come The other tracks include work mostly by Kevin Ayers with some fine guitar work by Mike Oldfield and are more on the bluesy side.

On Taking Tiger Mountian , Eno continues to explore the style s he created in Here Come the Warm Jets , but eases a bit off of the electronics and distortion.

There appears to be some connection among the songs relative to a spy theme in the first three tracks, but it may just be a coincidence.

This album sports a few interesting extremes: This is my favorite of his first two rock albums. About half the tracks on Another Green World are definitely rock influenced.

Elmos Fire" and "I'll Come Running" are rather sedate and sing-song in comparison; none-the-less pleasant. The non-vocal works often hint to Eno's future ambient music.

Furthermore, most of them carry over the humorous and twisted nature of the lyrical compositions. Finally, the '77 release of Before and After Science is Eno's last rock album of the seventies.

Like Another Green World , it blends ambient sounds with traditional rock forms. The first track, "No one Receiving" is a funky little ditty; and "Backwater" is pure rock 'n' roll.

Most of the rest of the album is enjoyable, but not exceptional. With Discrete Music , Eno virtually created a brand new musical genre: In his Ambient series see discography , Eno creates a semi-musical experience that is at once melodic, yet spatially disjoint.

The effect of such sound can be very soothing and is often used in meditation. Some of the pieces are simply process-like, but others attempt to create a scene or space.

The latter is very true of On Land , where says Eno: Recently, Eno has release several new albums. The Eno works on his album remind me of his work on Before and After Science ; interesting lyrics and quality music, but little spark and pizzaz.

I'm not very familiar with Cale, but I found his compositions also of top-notch quality; their joint efforts are often the most interesting. Nerve Net is also an album that includes some progressive rock material, but I only recently acquired it so I will not review it at this time.

I have two albums. Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy is an obscure set of ditties using synthesizers and electronics to make them quite bizarre.

Sort of like Kevin Ayers filtered through a weird Dadaist world, the song are at once catchy and askew. The other album, Another Green World , opens with "Sky Saw," a song with weird droning guitar tones, but most of the album is dedicated to delicate piano and synth instrumentals.

The haunting "Spirits Drifting" is the best. I also heard his two songs from the June 1st live LP. The two best songs on the album.

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Key Figures 94 Garmonbozia Ensemble Nimbus, yet another Swedish band, is described as the "second generation of European Ensemble Nimbus has one member with a connection to the preceding generation, that of former Samla Mammas Manna drummer Hasse Bruniusson.

AlmKvist is the leader of the band and he is responsible for most of the compositions. Though his guitar is frequently heard, he has provided good balance for all members to "strut their stuff.

AlmKvist provides nice bass support for it all but leaves the guitar at home. On "Änglamakerskan" the baby farmer , the violin and electric guitar duel with angular slashes of controlled fury amidst the rhythmic clarinet ostinati and shifting drum meters.

He uses his electronic drums to pound out a wide variety of percussive offbeats and measured trap work. There is also a bit of a Crimson ish feel mostly in the guitar work throughout and a zeuhl ish feel, such as in the bass of "Skrapan" the schramscraper.

The album is mostly instrumental but there are two Swedish vocal works. Ten of the eleven songs are in the three to nearly six minute range. The eleventh song,"Ekivoka Vänningar" indecent turnings weighs in at 8.

This was, for me, the best song on the album. The length allows the band to slowly develop their musical thought. Very sparse instrumentation and good use of silence at the beginning created a taut atmosphere that Ensemble Nimbus then sustained and exploited to full ability for the duration.

Strongly recommended to any RIO fan or any Prog fan who enjoys a good musical challenge. The music is composed by Hakan AlmKvist, the guitar and bass player.

This Swedish band has a peculiar sound. Their eclectic style involves, amongst others,elements of rock, jazz, chamber music and traditional music.

The guitarist writes all the material which makes sustained use of the electric guitar, but doesn't reduce the rest of the band to a support role.

Quite the opposite, the tracks involve original arrangements of melodies and rhythms where all members make an important contribution.

An excellent production that primarily appeals to those who like to experiment. While they rock hard for moments, from a compositional point of view, or looking at their obvious infuences, I would rather say that this is neo-symphonic, with some pomp thrown in, and a dose of pure R.

Here appears again the well known "extended song" format masters of this formula are Iluvatar , North Star , among others. Start with a song, and when after three or four minutes the whole thing should be over, then it's not.

Then these guys a hell of a guitarist and keyboardist they have extend the composition via elaborated solos and instrumental dialogues, tempo and rhythm changes, and other resources.

In fact, the experiment of listening the first three minutes of every track would be a revelation for many AOR fans.

On to the "sounds like" section: The overall sound owes a lot to Kansas , Rush and Journey. One note about the vocal department: The original singer, Claudio Morice, who is featured in the album, has a close to perfect vocal technique, a wide range, and sings really well.

The album features a cover of "Separate Ways", and a real fan of Journey will tell the difference, but only if he is a real fan. What keeps Morice from being an absolute Perry sound-a-like is his vibrato, tense and high-pitched, reminds your typical heavy metal vocalist.

Then, when Morice left, Jaime Scalpello came in to replace. He is also technically good, and really sings.

But the main difference is in "intention". Scalpello has a much darker and thicker voice, and a dramatic emphasis that makes the group sound much more "prog".

The debut album would be just a nice prog album, if it weren't for "Alas Fugaces", which is a real masterpiece, showing how far you can go with this style of prog.

It reminds me the comment made by Wakeman , about classic Yes compositions being made as "pictures" or "landscapes". With this in, the debut album gets four stars out of five.

Demos 99 , Demo Vital Signs They call their style "prog-pop-rock". Not that pop, really. It's melodic neo-prog, in fact similar to Dwalin , with somewhat simpler arrangements, which is obvious, since with no real keyboard player the harmonic element has to be simplified at least, if you plan to ever play live.

Anyway, keep in mind that I'm writing this having listened to demo tracks, there's a lot of production and arrangement that can happen in the process of defining the final version.

Lyrics are in English there might be a practical reason for some groups to write and sing in English: English language words typically have less syllables, hence making it easier to fit a determinate lyric phrase in a musical phrase, or a certain fixed number of notes, without having the singer to force the phrasing.

Anyway, they have a strong melodic sense, and are proficient writers of nice tunes. In fact, EOS could make a perfect introduction to progressive music if you are, for some reason, trying to get someone into prog.

Besides the usual influences for this style of music, I see hints of Pink Floyd in passages, and of The Beatles, in the songwriting issues.

You may have noted that I frequently preface my reviews of Prog-Metal bands with the warning that this isn't my favorite genre. This is both to warn you that my taste in music may not coincide with yours if you're a Prog-Metal fan, and is also a sort of apology that I may not know enough about this genre to get all my terminology straight.

I guess the same will be true of this entry, but in this case there will be no ambiguous statements or qualifications Epica 's The Divine Conspiracy is simply spectacular, and I can't believe that any prog fan would have a hard time agreeing with me, even if Prog-Metal isn't their main thing.

Epica falls pretty obviously into the Gothic sub-camp of the Progressive Metal genre. This is due to the juxtaposition of the beautiful soprano female vocals of Simone Simons against the death grunts and screaming of guitarist Mark Jansen formerly of After Forever.

This has been described as a "beauty and the beast" vocal pairing, and that's a good description. When they alternate between multitracked versions of both singers, it sounds like a call and response between a choir of angels and their counterparts among the demons.

Creepy but way cool. Along with the other usual trappings of Progressive Metal such as the chugging distorted guitars and bass, soaring heavily-sustained guitar solos and machine-gun double-bass power drumming, we also get this evocative vocal pairing, heavily symphonic keyboards mostly string sections and choirs , plus what sounds like real orchestra sections complete with real choirs singing in Latin I think.

Mostly very heavy music, but with the symphonic keys and angelic female vocals, the heaviness becomes symphonic in its own right.

The chugging guitars and electric bass can almost be heard as bowed cellos and upright basses especially if you've ever heard Apocalyptica.

There's also some more layed-back acoustic guitar and vocal parts that remind me of Blackmore's Night 's more ren-faire moments. Not a bad thing, it makes a nice "breathing space" before the next heavy sonic asault bursts forth.

The Divine Conspiracy would make an excellent soundtrack for a nother remake of The Omen. Yes, it's frequently reminiscent of Orff 's "Carmina Burana".

If all Prog-Metal was this good, I'd become more of a fan. The Divine Conspiracy is way too good to pass up. Order it and previous albums, if you like what you hear from their web site.

Click here for Epica 's web site. Genesis fans will absolutely love the album Earthly Paradise by a very rare German band, Epidaurus, who put out just one album, in the late seventies.

Epidaurus have an intensely symphonic sound with an excellent female vocalist who for the most part rarely sings anyway that combine to make some incredible music that everyone on this net should love hands down.

It was his prediction that Earthly Paradise would be one of his best sellers from his next catalog and it was. Being the adventurous sort, I decided to order it.

I have not regretted that decision at all. The five tracks on the CD are of moderate length, ranging from five minutes to nearly eight minutes long.

The German Epidaurus is a keyboard oriented, progressive band. The band features two keyboardists, both of whom play Hammond , Moog, and Mellotron.

The female vocalist sings with a very weak, soprano-style voice that is hard to understand. Fortunately, she only sings on the first two cuts but she's easy enough to listen through.

I prefer vocalless songs, but have gotten used to hearing her sing on these songs. The main thrust of all the music is the fantastic interplay betweeen the two sets of keyboards.

The first two cuts sound, to my ears, like they have more of the Tony Banks touch, particularly in the musical phrasings. The last three cuts have more of an ELP feel, but maintain their own identity.

Though all the cuts are good, I feel the last three are the strongest, though they are the shortest.

Earthly Paradise is a strong album and I feel that it is definitely worth a listen. I grow to like it more with each listening. If I were to fault this CD, is would be because it is too short.

This German band has a proyotypical 70's melodic progressive sound, replete with dual keyboards, plenty of Mellotron in some cases even two! Their album contains five long tracks, mostly penned by the keyboard team of Gunther Henne and Gerd Linke.

Well, Epidaurus has taken those ideas and expanded them onto an entire album. Not that there are any direct copies of Genesis here well, the end of "Wings of the Dove" is a heck of a lot like the end of "Cinema Show," and one bass riff in it is very similar to the end of "The Knife" , but the influence is quite noticeable.

The first thing you'll notice is that their are no electric or acoustic guitars. Instead, the lead instruments are two keyboards played by Gunther Henne and Gerd Linke.

They just bounce off of one-another while the bass and drums fill in the rhythm in the background. You might think that this sounds a bit boring, but it's actually quite enjoyable.

There's really nothing all that complex about the music, so it is very accessible. I liked it upon first listening. And, of course, like all good Progressive Rock, I discovered a bit more to the songs the more I listened to them.

The only real problem with the album is that it is too short only There are two drummers, one for each side of the original album. I prefer side two, and the drummer for that side, Manfred Struck, may be part of the reason.

He evens out the music a bit more by bringing the drums into the front more. Still, drums aren't a focal point of this band -- the focus is the interplay of the keyboards.

This is not a completely instrumental album. There is a female vocalist that sings on two of the five songs in a soprano-style voice that is basically not understandable.

But, she doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the music. I've got to go against the flow on this one. If you're into bands with great feel and not much musical complexity, this could be for you.

German progressive band who made one album in the mids, originally only available on a tiny private pressing, but recently reissued on CD.

That album, Earthly Paradise , is very much in the line of other German bands of the era Ramses, Eloy, Streetmark , with the same piercing German synth tone.

Two keyboardists make the keyboard textures full and prominent. In addition to the synthesizer, Mellotron and the omnipresent Hammond organ round out the sound.

They also have a nice female vocalist on two of the tracks, the first two in fact. Fans of the aforementioned will not be disappointed.

Somewhat derivative of Genesis and ELP, as well as criminally short, it has nevertheless proved to be a very good purchase.

I was under the impression that this was the band's only album, so it was rather surprising to find they have another album out as well, this one called It seems that the band got back together in to record some compositions that predate Earthly Paradise and this album is the result.

Though the line-up is almost the same their sound has definitely changed. Melodic electric guitar is now the lead instrument, backed by digital keyboard textures, much like with many neo-prog bands.

Apart from two instrumentals all songs feature vocals by Christiane Wand, who does give a much stronger performance here than on her brief appearance on Earthly Paradise.

Songs are very melodic and accessible with straight-forward arrangements and few traditional progressive rock elements.

Actually most of it sounds like polished mainstream rock with a few nods at ambient music, mainly because of some atmospheric intros and overall heavy use of synths.

Taken for what it is, a melodic rock album, Genius Of Original Force , with its madrigal-like vocal arrangements, twanging clavinets and tooting recorders, is inevitably compared to Gentle Giant.

But Epidermis have a unique sense of German angst which sets them immediately apart. Except for the last song, "Feelings," all the music is in minor keys, with bleak, depressive lyrics abounding.

Not for the suicide-prone, but otherwise a very good album. How you feel about the German Epidermis depends on how you feel about Gentle Giant and clone bands.

One of the closest to a true GG clone I have ever heard. Gentle Giant 's influence runs rampant through both the vocals and instruments, but Epidermis only partially succeed with the voices, and less so with the instruments.

Epidermis use four and five part voice melodies English lyrics , but they just don't seem to intertwine like GG.

Epidermis could never pull off Gentle Giant 's more complex pieces, for example. But, Epidermis are not a bad band.

They have respectable chops, if not originality. There are no credits on the CD booklet but the photo indicates they are a five piece, with bass, drums, electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, and vibes.

They probably all sing. Overall, not bad but not spectacular. A German quartet with a symphonic oriented sound. They create a moving sonic dreamscape with keys, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, winds, percussion and vocals usually in German.

Very difficult to draw comparisons with, although traces of Mike Oldfield, Gong, and possibly some Canterbury traces can be detected as well.

Genius Of Original Force was released on a private label and now commands high prices in the collectible LP market.

The CD reissue rescues the sounds of a band who combine music and vocals with three-part harmonies in ways very reminiscent of Gentle Giant.

Vocals are in slightly accented English, but work well within the musically complex framework of keyboards and guitars operating in non-standard time signatures.

The only German "-is" or "-s" band i. Epidermis, Anabis , Amenophis , Epidaurus , etc. It consists of five pieces or better said three, two are radio edits of two other ones.

I don't know the reason why so. Perhaps they thought, they'd be on the radio, though music is too dark to get through FM waves regularly.

The album is worth having for the track no. It sounds a bit like Gentle Giant going chamber music, although is not so dazzlingly complex.

Similar comparison would be Gentle Giant meets Univers Zero. I think that description is not far from the exact one. Overall album has dreamy, mysty and not very positive feel, I suggest that you listen only third track almost half an album , and the shorter version of darker radio tunes.

Due to the third piece, album is sth of rare perception, esp. Ilya 88 , re-released on CD This piece by Russian composer Aleksander Sledin sounds both ancient and modern at the same time.

Based upon a Russian epic, the music is heavy on vocals, the four singers frequently singing a capella. The instrumentation is not exactly "standard rock band" either There are also drums, bass and a synthesizer, but to tell the truth I didn't even notice them until my second listening.

The album is split into four tracks just for convienience It would be an understatement to say there is a single melodic theme that is repeated in variants throughout the piece For me, it's not repetitious at all, it's actually quite soothing and hypnotic, though I do find myself wishing I could understand the Russian lyrics.

I'm sure I'm missing out on a major portion of this album because I can't understand it. It would be fun to see someone try to translate this to English sometimes but not sing it in English!

Most of all, this album sounds Russian. There's no doubt about where this music originates. It's not like any other ethnic sound you've ever heard before.

I recommend this album, especially for those into the classical or medieval types of music mixed with their progressive.

It's also the kind of music you seem to hear a bit more in each time you listen to it Vitaly translates the album title as "Elijah" rather than Boheme's "Ilya" - Ed.

There is not too much precise information on this Russian band in the CD booklet, and especially with regard to its future after releasing Elijah in the LP form in of the last century.

Epos was formed in and thanks, first of all, to the band's permanent concert activity their unique music was heard and appreciated by the people at the only Soviet label "Melodiya".

Unfortunately, Elijah was the only one album released by Epos, because such well-known events as the fall and the following devastation of the USSR just took their course.

The same words, though, can apply to plenty of other ex-Soviet artists, and of course, especially to those whose creation was non-commercial absolutely remember Horizont , the best, I think, USSR band ever existed: Sad to know that.

For example, Epos was a very special band, and their only release remains very special up to now - as really the only one such album in the whole "progressive" world.

As well as in the case with Pesniary 's Gusliar , Elijah is another work of the Classic Rock Opera genre, considering their, as a matter of fact, progressivity only that, though.

But if Gusliar with its distinct originality is nevertheless based on the traditional Classic Symphonic Art Rock structures, formed in the early '70s, Elijah offers a kind of Progressive Rock you have never listened before.

All the basic instrumental and vocal themes of Elijah were not just taken from the Old Russian music - they were composed exactly this "ancient way", having both forms of the Old Russian Epic - musical and lyrical - as main influences.

Played with the same instruments as all the basic themes violins, cellos, some percussion and barely notable touches of bass and keyboards almost all arrangements here have the same, obviously ancient and very Russian flavour not Celtic, Saxon, et.

Thus, all in all, Elijah was the first and still is the only Acoustic Rock Opera. As for the "almost", there are just a few pieces of traditional progressive arrangements played with the fast keyboard passages and powerful work of the rhythm-section on the album that have a contemporary sound.

The presence of bits of modern progressive arrangements on this monolithic and unique, really ancient musical landscape, seems justifiable because they are interspersed with antiquity there very appropriately.

All the vocals parts were sung of course in the Old Russian language and all the male and female arias, as well as choruses, sound unusually yet fantastic to the accompaniment of mostly dramatic slow passages of violins.

As for the string instruments in particular, I have never heard they to be sounding such specifically, such "anciently".

Elijah is something more than just a unique album. This masterpiece is undoubtedly a "child" of Progressive Music, but it may be as if an "illegitimate child" of Progressive Rock that keeps aloof from anything created within the genre.

Check it out and discover another new "progressive territory" and get great pleasure, like a pioneer, listening to this ancient beauty, charming so mysteriously on the threshold of the third millenium.

Click here to read Vitaly Menshikov's full review on his ProgressoR web site Click here for Boheme's web site You can mail order Boheme titles by e-mailing to boheme iol.

Gabrelius 00 On the Hill Again Several of these folks have been replaced by new members since this photo was taken. Orchestra is a Ukranian Russian band playing an orchestral style of thick, lush movie-soundtrack style music.

My wife said of it, "it would be good music to have on in a restaurant". Not difficult to listen to at all, in fact it borders on what I would call "easy listening", though the experimentation with ethnic sounds and harmonies, spacey sections and rock drumming does give this band a progressive edge.

This isn't just another four-piece band trying to sound symphonic, it's an actual orchestra of variable size, but some of the live cuts on On the Hill Again credit up to ten people playing at once.

No need for electronic sampling technology or Mellotron s to sound orchestral here, they are playing brass, strings and woodwinds in addition to the standard guitars, bass, drums and piano.

They also feature cameo appearences of what I assume are various ethnic instruments that I'm not even sure what they are, such as domra, bayan, clarine, gusli, metallophone and mellophone.

Gabrelius is a studio album which has sounds ranging across many easy listening some might even say "new agey" or "world music" styles, such as ethnic Russian fast balalaika plucking, oriental wood flutes, middle eastern or Greek violins, Arabic percussion or an Indian sitar-like drone.

The sound may then become like cool lounge jazz complete with sax solo for awhile before travelling off to some other faraway soundscape.

On the Hill Again is a similar album, but is a mix of studio and live recordings. As near as I can tell most of the CD insert text is in Russian , this is a concept album with fantasy themes, since it keeps mentioning Elves, Knights and castles.

Like Gabrelius , it is pretty much instrumental, though the last cut "On the Hill Again" has vocals sung in well-pronounced English.

The second cut, "Jasper Garden", may drive you crazy since the basic 4-note motif used throughout the song is the opening notes to the old "Bewitched" television series, though I'm sure this was unintentional On the Hill Again also has a lot more "free jazz" style improvisation than Gabrelius , some of it even getting into "avant-garde" territory.

This actually provides a nice contrast to the easier-to-listen-to sections. By the way, the recording quality on the live sections is excellent To be frank, if I had listened to these album "cold", I'm not sure I would have really thought of them as progressive, but there is a lot to like about them nonetheless.

If any of this sounds interesting to you, check out their web site where you can order the albums. I would give On the Hill Again a try first, moving on to Gabrelius only if you enjoy that album.

Next, if you like this, try out Romislokus , another Russian band that sounds to me very similar. I think that Gabrielius should be taken as the first album of the band because there is no information concerning other works of the band in the EJO's booklet.

A genre label on the back cover describes the style of the music presented on the album as Jazz plus Contemporary Music, but not as Jazz plus Creative Music.

Jazz is not enough here to swear by, though there is a certain "fusion flavor" here. Made somewhere in Europe but not in Austria , "Gabrielius", whatever audiofans from the high-end may say, sounds perfect and is wonderfully designed like the overwhelming majority of the "Bohemian" production in general.

EJO is led by the only absolute leader and author of all compositions Alexis Aleksandrov. Consisting of nine persons, [they] prove to some degree the conception of a little orchestra even when they don't invite guests.

However, in the remaining half of the compositions with predominating meditative and nostalgic moods, there is a big diversity of themes and arrangements for the entire album to have all the qualities which the quality works of the genre have, and which are rather complicated to understand them at once.

The accordion bayan in "Gabrielius" takes up the running in the first track, but later on it wouldn't be a solo leader. Violins, saxophones and the Aleksandrov's piano lead solo parts swapping places more often.

Besides, the passages of an outstanding acoustic guitar-player, vibes-player and various kinds of percussion in general, which rather more often serve as the background for diverse arrangements, play a rather noticed part in the music of Gabrielius , which suddenly crystallizes into a long solo without any support by the remaining instruments.

Despite the fact that On the Hill Again has the same distinctly original and unique sound, which was laid on the debut EJO album, there are a few of the notable differences between these works.

Above all, the composite structures of this "hill" are truly composite. They're more complex than those of Gabrielus. Now, the band refused to use the melancholically meditative shades that were present here and there on their debut album, but concentrated on the further development of their unique style.

All five of the long compositions of this album: And this stylistics is so unique that it deserves to be described in detail.

So I have to tell you about all the principal constituents of it before labeling EJO as a band of some of one progressive genre. It's clear that such a polymorphous stylistics that is a real hallmark of today's EJO!

So the number of units of Progressive's Fifth Element genre has grown again, which, with regard to the Slavonic band or the band of Slavonic Progressive, if you will , happened for the first time.

There are almost no repetitions on those five compositions that I've mentioned above. In other words, the arrangements that are featured on them develop almost constantly, which is in many ways close to Academic Music.

All five of the said compositions contain from a few to a dozen of the different musical palettes, most of which consist of very exotic shades. Although the arrangements that are present on these pieces are moderately quiet rather than powerful, all of them are highly complex and, at the same time, very intriguing.

The slow passages of piano change with diverse and, often, contrasting interplay between passages of acoustic guitar, piano, violin, and Russian harp, and solos of various woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, etc, again and again.

I would be happy if this band would find a way to distribute their CDs all over the world. Such a wonderful creation as EJO's should not have to be lost for present and future generations of the Progressive Music lovers.

Click here for Er. Orchestra's web site Click here for Vitaly's full review of Gabrelius and here for his full review of On the Hill Again.

Ergo Sum 97 Mixolidio Most of the music is based on the interplay between guitar-driven heavier sections and flute-driven "soothing" ones.

The rhytmic section bass, drums plays a conventional role, drumming is quite constant, and the bass never gets too much spotlight. Both the flute and guitar players are really competent, the latter choses to sound like none of your standard prog heroes Howe , Hackett , Latimer , etc They do, in fact, fall sometimes in a prog metal flavoured playing, or even disguise themselves as mainstream guitar-driven rockers.

Their second CD half studio, half live tracks shows some development in composition and arrangement. In the end, if you like a fair amount of flute in your prog, give it a try.

Click here for Ergo Sum's web site in English and Spanish. Their sound is an elaborate quilt of electric and acoustic guitar reciprocation, outbursts of melodic keyboard color, soaring woodwinds and beautiful vocal harmonies.

Their influences appear to be baroque, medieval and classical music, Italian folk themes, as well as the classic Italian progressive rock of the seventies, like Banco , PFM and others.

The seventeen minute title track is no less than astonishing. I have not personally listened to Rings Of Earthly Light , but, from the various reviews that I have read, this is classified as one of the best progressive bands of the eighties from Italy.

The music is supposedly quite strongly reminiscent of Camel and Rousseau , which would put it squarely in the melodic, symphonic , progressive rock camp.

Rings of Earthly Light is based on the work of guitars often acoustic , flutes and vocals in English. The lineup also includes keyboards, bass, drums and saxophone.

Consequently the compositions are based on acoustic-folk influences guitars and flute but also feature symphonic keyboard work and developments with a more electric sound.

The music has a light, often romantic flavour that is barely betrayed by the richness of the production, the warmth of the arrangements or the precision and efficiency of the rhythms.

Again I'll have to disagree with Freeman 's opinions. While he is often very accurate when describing re-releases and older material, he grades the modern bands too easily.

While Italy's Eris Pluvia is a step above most neo-progressive , it still isn't anything special. Their influences are many but obvious: They are largely based around acoustic guitar strumming and low-to-mid level rhythm complexity combined with recorder, keys and guitar leads.

Another comparison that comes to mind is the extremely obscure Fireballet anybody else like them? The music is pretty, the vocals pleasing but too straight ahead to keep my interest.

But they aren't bad either. Their combination of styles is unique, though every time the sound changes I sit there thinking, "This sounds so much like Unlike other Italian contemporaries such as Men of Lake and Nuova Era , Eris Pluvia has a modern sound, but they lack the majesty of the former and the technical prowess of the latter.

Worthwhile for those looking for a melodic, mellow and even thoughtful CD to buy. Otherwise, don't run out looking for it. I got a demo from them with four songs at least one of them truncated to show what the new album sounds like.

Wow, I really like this Two of the four songs have vocals in English by a pretty good vocalist with only a slight Italian accent.

Some of the electric guitar soloing borders on prog-metal , though the symphonic accompaniment keeps it from sounding prog-metal ish overall.

It's a nice mixture of sounds, yet also harks back to the '70's "Italian Prog" sound. Bottom line is that this demo did its job Keep on the lookout for the release by clicking on the link to their web site below.

Right now it's only in Italian, but they're promising an English set of pages "Presto" soon. One of the other prog web sites claims that Eris Pluvia "became" The Ancient Veil , but that's not really correct.

The previous Eris Pluvia GEPR update, stating that the new album would be released in , was just a wee bit off the mark Still, I can't really complain.

If it took them a little extra time to make this album sound this good, then it was well worth the wait. Because Third Eye Light is an exceptionally great piece of work.

Firstly -- and this wasn't at all evident from the previously-reviewed demo -- this is a concept album. No flying saucers, dragons or rampant Gods in this concept, though.

This is mature prog, and "bombastic" is the last word that will come to mind when you listen to this album. The concept is about somebody going to a "show".

At first it's not clear what sort of "show" it is, but as the story moves along, it's apparently a show of paintings The songs are about the feelings being experienced while looking at the art, the reactions of others in the gallery, and the reactions of the person telling the story to the other patrons' reactions.

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