|#||Artist||Song (click to play)||Album||Year||CD label|
|Instrumental progressive with a metal edge. An obvious influence is Rush. It also sounds as if the band is familiar with Discipline's _Unfolded Like Staircase_ album. This also reminds me of the Gordian Knot album which is also an instrumental guitar tour-de-force. This is a real album if you are looking for some hard-driving edgy progressive.|
|2||Mutantes||Pitagoras||Tudo Foi Feito Pelo Sol||1974||Gala|
|This is Mutantes other "prog" album, as opposed to their earlier pop/ psychedelic/tropicalia albums. In addition to the Yes influences, you can easily ascertain a Gentle Giant influence, as well. It is pretty good prog, but, not great. The vocal style is real goofy sometimes.|
|3||Nilton Gappo||Planetary Walk||Secret Gardens||1999||Sonopress|
|Here is a solo album by the guitarist of Bacamarte. He plays all of the instruments. It is a nice instrumental progressive/fusion/world music album. The CD also has one of those multimedia tracks that made my computer crash with the blue-screen of death this morning, but, other than that it is a pretty good album.|
|Very nice mostly instrumental progressive. The music is often very complex and always lyrical. The melodies are usually carried by the flute or a combination of flute and guitar. Comparable to Marco Antonio Araujo or Kenso.|
|5||Calix||Danta com Devas||?||1999?||un-released?|
From Michel Vale Ferreira:|
In 1994, flute player Renato Savassi, classical guitar student Marcelo Hipólito e two more more classmates invited guitarist Sânzio Brandão to enter in a already exotic band called Vivências. They won several festivals and changed their name to Cálix. The band now is:
Renato Savassi - Flute, acoustic guitar, bandolim, vocals.
Sânzio Brandão - Guitars, voice.
André Godoy - Drums, percussion, voice.
Rufino Silvério - Keyboards
Marcelo Cioglia - Bass and voice.
They have release a single with four songs (Novidades, Dança com Devas, No More Whispers, Caxinguelê) and are planning to release their album this semester. Live, they play, among others: Can You Understand? (Renaissance, with a guest vocal by the André Godoy's girlfriend or Vlad); Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Living In The Past, Life Is A Long Song (Jethro Tull, is their main influence); Carmina Burana (closing section); Goodbye Blue Sky (Pink Floyd) and others.
Non-official website: Calix
|6||Recordando o Vale das Macas||Remembering Apples Valley II||As Criancas da Nova Floresta II||1993||Progressive Rock Worldwide|
|I may be mistaken, but, my understanding is that this is a 90's re-recording of a progressive album from the 70's. In any case, this is an excellent refined symphonic album of original compositions. Comparable to Marco Araujo, Quaterna Requiem, and Mia.|