|#||Artist||Song (click to play)||Album||Year||CD label|
|1||Thinking Plague||Dead Silence||In Extremis||1998||Cuneiform|
Here is another taste from one of the best albums of 1998. I could
do without some of the klezmer and circus music, though :-)
homepage: Thinking Plague Website
Cuneiform Records | Thinking Plague
NeBeLNeST play a spacey improv kind of thing, akin perhaps
to Djam Karet in some respects. But, to me, it sounds less
composed. It's mostly jamming over not particularly complicated
(or dare I say, interesting) backdrops. It may be a slow
grower for me, though. They have promise, though. The sonics
are very good - great guitar sound, some really cool keyboard
sounds. But, they are lacking in the composition department.
NeBeLNeST - Official Site
|3||After the Fall||Moonus Starus||In a Safe Place||1997||Private|
Here is one of the 4 instrumental tracks from the album.
It is prog that is pretty close to straight ahead rock.
homepage: After the Fall
Gongzilla is a 90's reformation of former Gong members
Bon Lozaga, Hansford Rowe, Benoit Moerlen. They put out
2 albums of great instrumental fusion. Former Gong member
Allan Holdsworth also guests on several tracks, including
this title track. The second Gongzilla album "Thrive" features
David Torn on guitar, in addition to Bon Lozaga.
|5||Consorzio Acqua Potabile||Robin ......again||Robin delle stelle||1998||Kaliphonia|
|Apparently CAP has been kicking around since the 70's, though they have only recently released any studio albums. The production is top of the line. It is squarely in the symphonic mold. I might like it better if there were not so many vocals, though. The music is continually shifting and changing, but, not necessarily for the purpose of development.|