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Storm Thorgerson - RIP
Although his work spanned decades and genres — from Led Zeppelin's eerie Presence (1976) featuring a family surrounding a talismanic black object, to a hooded driver in Mars Volta's Frances The Mute (2005) — Thorgerson is perhaps best known for the minimalistic genius of his cover for Pink Floyd's monster-selling album, The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973). The simple image of a prism refracting light on a black backdrop was a visual manifestation of the band's haunting sonic message about friendship, commerce and lunacy.
"(Thorgerson) has been a constant force in my life, both at work and in private, a shoulder to cry on and a great friend," Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour said in a statement about a man he'd known since his teens. "The artworks that he created for Pink Floyd from 1968 to the present day have been an inseparable part of our work."
Thorgerson, who was part of the influential London-based graphic arts collective known as Hipgnosis, conjured up indelible Floyd images including the businessman-in-flames for Wish You Were Here (1975) and the giant pig flying over the British capital's Battersea Power Station for Animals (1977).
But while complex and sometimes downright odd photos and graphics had come to define Thorgerson's style, it was a simple suggestion from Floyd pianist Richard Wright that led to his most famous album cover.
"(Wright) said rather provocatively, 'Let's not have one of your photos,' " Thorgerson told the BBC in 2009. " 'We've had your photos before. Can't we have a change? A cool graphic — something smart, tidy and elegant?' "
Thorgerson obliged. Dark Side went on to sell 40 million copies worldwide, helping forever cement that prism image in the minds of rock fans everywhere.
In the Progressive Rock Field Storm also worked in many other album covers, the long list includes: Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother (1970) & The Division Bell (1994), Dream Theater's A Change Of Seasons (1995) & Falling Into Infinity (1997), Genesis' ... And Then There Were Three... (1978), Muse's Absolution (2003) & Black Holes And Revelations (2006), The Mars Vola's Deloused In The Comatorium (2003), Alan Parson's Try Anything Once (1993) & On Air (1996), Quatermass' Quatermass (1970), Brand X's Moroccan Roll (1975), Peter Gabriel's Peter Gabriel (1977) & Peter Gabriel (1979), Nice's Elegy (1971), Syd Barrett's The Madcap Laughs (1970), among many others.
Source: USA Today / Official website
Corvus Stone - New Video
Corvus Stone just released a new video for a brand new track that will be on the band's second album.
The name of the new Corvus Stone single is 'Purple Stone' and it features special guests Andres Guazzelli on vocals and Blake Carpenter (from The Minstrel's Ghost).
The album don't have a release date yet, more info soon.
Below the video:
Source: Press release / Band's official Facebook page
Ant-Bee - Re-release
2. Eating Chocolate Cake (In the Bath)
3. My Cat4. Black & White Cat, Black & White Cake
5. Silly Fat Fingers
6. The Wrong at Once (Has Gone)
7. Say Ahhh!
8. The Green Gin
9. Evolution #7 (Parts I-IV)
Order your copy HERE.
Bill Bruford - Biography
Yes - LP Re-release
1. Magnification (7:18)
2. Spiri Of Survival (6:04)
3. Don't Go (4:29)
1. Give Love Each Day (7:46)
2. Can You Imagine (3:01)
3. We Agree (6:32)
4. Soft As A Dove (2:19)
1. Dreamtime (10:48)
2. In The Presence of (10:16)
3. Time Is Time (2:09)
Comedy Of Errors - New Album
The band has just released a new album called Fanfare & Fantasy (2013) last March in CD. However, Comedy Of Errors has a surprise for the fans.
Was released in April 17th a brand new LP version of Fanfare & Fantasy (2013)!
This Fanfare & Fantasy (2013) version had been released in double Vinyl 180g by the Vinil specialist Plane Groovy and you can order your copy HERE.
The band was already in Progshine before. They were presented in our Podcast number 13 with the track 'Going For A Song'. You can listen this track and other 9 in the Podcast page HERE.
Anta - New Single
But you can also listen the song right here on the player below:
The album will be released in June on the band’s own Thrones & Dominions label on boutique heavyweight gatefold vinyl and digital download. In the run up to the album, a series of remixes commissioned by the band themselves will be released, with re-interpretations of all the album’s tracks by Dälek, Antoni Maiovvi, Bronnt Industries Kapital, Ladyscraper, Fairhorns and ORE. A single and video for ‘Dolmen’, track 3 of the album, will also precede the release.
A heavy band for whom considered songwriting and catchy hooks are as important as bruising riffs, in Centurionaut (2013) Anta have produced the most convincing demonstration of their vision so far.
Source: Press release / Band's official website
Pink Floyd - Single For Record Store Day
The Record Store Day is an internationally celebrated day observed the third Saturday of April each year. Its purpose is to celebrate the art of music and bring together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world. With hundreds of recording and other artists participating in the day by making special appearances, performances, meet and greets with their fans, the holding of art exhibits, and the issuing of special vinyl and CD releases along with other promotional products to mark the occasion.
Scarecrow as a Limited Edition heavyweight 7" Pink Vinyl Single replicating the original release, and including a replica of the original instore poster. Limited to 2500 copies, See Emily Play will be available from selected independent record stores on Saturday April 20th.
Museo Rosenbach - New Album
Born in the early 70's in Bordighera, Italy the band originally released only one album, the classic Zarathustra (1973).
In 2012 the original members, Alberto Moreno (bass and piano) and Giancarlo Golzi (drums) decided to bring back on stage the world of Zarathustra, they contact Stefano “Lupo” Galifi (vocals) and with Max Borelli (guitars), Sandro Libra (guitars), and Fabio Meggetto (keyboards) the band was ready to go.
Since then the band released the album Zarathustra Live In Studio (2012) and now the brand new Barbarica (2013).
1. Il Respiro Del Pianeta - 13’54
2. La Coda Del Diavolo - 6’46
3. Abbandonati - 6’32
4. Fiore Di Vendetta - 6’46
5. Il Re Del Circo - 7’12
The first single of the album is 'La Coda Del Diavolo' and you can watch the official video below:
Tim Morse - New Album
Source: Press release / Morse's official website
KingBathmat are offering a free six-track album sampler download via their Bandcamp page.
The free sampler includes one song from each of the band’s studio albums: Son Of A Nun (2003), Crowning Glory (2004), Fantastic Freak Show Carnival (2005), Blue Sea Black Heart (2008), Gravity Field (2009) and the most recent Truth Button (2012). This album was already reviewed on Progshine, read it HERE.
KingBathman Album Sampler tracklist:
1. Behind The Wall (from Truth Button)
2. Lost Forever (from Gravity Field)
3. Paper Bag (from Blue Sea, Black Heart)
4. Ghost In The Fire (from Fantastic Freak Show Carnival)
5. The Sun And Moon (from Crowning Glory)
6. Post Traumatic (from Son Of A Nun)
You can download it for free RIGHT HERE. Or listen to it below:
Tangerine Dream will release double-live album Starmus: Sonic Universe (2013) on April 25, featuring guest star Brian May of Queen fame.
It was recorded in Tenerife in 2011 at an event marking the 50th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering space flight. Attendees included spacemen Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Alexi Leonov and Jim Lovell.
May appears on opening track Supernova, which features the real sound of acoustic pressure waves from stars; and on a version of his solo song Last Horizon. Later in the set he returns for Irish air Sally’s Garden and a rendition of Queen classic We Will Rock You, which, says May, was “largely improvised by us on the spot.”
Tangerine Dream mainman Edgar Froese says: “Brian is not only an exceptional guitarist – he’s also a very open-minded artist to work with.”
Starmus: Sonic Universe is available to pre-order via Tangerine Dream’s website HERE. Froese is currently recovering from a broken jaw sustained during a serious fall, which forced the band to cancel their appearance on Yes’ Cruise To The Edge festival.
1. Supernova (Real Star Sounds)
3. Marmontel Riding On A Clef
5. Nothing And All
6. Nutshell Awakening
7. Shining Ray
8. Beauty Of Magic Antagonism
10. One Night In Space
1. Calymba Caly
3. Janus Parade
4. Loved By The Sun
5. Fire On The Mountain
6. Darkness Veiling The Night
7. Living In Eternity
8. Bells Of Accra
9. Sally’s Garden
10. We Will Rock You (Extended)
Extra: Tenderness (Russian Song sung by Iris Camaa)