Sunday, 31 January 2016

David Bowie - Blackstar (2016)

The latest and last album of David Bowie (R.I.P.) is probably not completely prog, but has many prog leanings. You can listen to it on

Saturday 6pm SLT (Sunday 2am UTC) at Starport Omega and
Sunday 2pm SLT (10pm UTC) on Floating Islands
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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Reve General - Howl (2015)

I have found a new favourite of mine for 2015: This debut album of the multinational band Rêve Général. Actually it is not a band, more a chamber orchestra, featuring violin, cello, guitars and drums. With occasional singing. The music mixes classical music with folk and rock in a way, that, if Strawinsky, Bartók or Janáček were still alive, they would have loved it!

Saturday 6pm SLT (Sunday 2am UTC) at Starport Omega and
Sunday 2pm SLT (10pm UTC) on Floating Islands
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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Unreal City - Il Paese Del Tramonto (2015)

Unreal City is a Parma (Italy) based band, who have released their second album.
It sounds like a symphony in 7 movements, starting with an overture and ending with a recurring theme. With lush keyboards, guitar solos somewhere between Hackett, Gilmour and Mick Rogers, plus well-composed clear vocal arrangements. Great compositions throughout. My favourite of 2015 so far.

Saturday 6pm SLT (Sunday 2am UTC) at Starport Omega and
Sunday 2pm SLT (10pm UTC) on Floating Islands
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