|#||Artist||Song (click to play)||Album||Year||CD label|
|1||Equinox||Lonely in My Dreams||Baja Prog Live 1998||1998||Musea|
Equinox is from Panama City. They currently only have one
studio release. The production quality and musicianship is
excellent, but, I found the songs a bit too predicatable and "pop"
for my tastes. But, I have been informed that there has been
some major line-up changes, that their new material is more
"prog" and that they put on an excellent show at Baja Prog '98.
This track is from that performance.
homepage: Equinox homepage
|2||Dark Aether Project||Dark Aether||Dark Aether Project||1998||Private|
DAP is fronted by the prog communities ever-present Adam Levin.
The group formed in late 1997 and recorded their first CDR
after being together only 2 months. To me, the sound is a bit "thin".
I am not sure if that is a result of the home-grown production
or the instrumentation. The band is now completely different with
only Adam remaining from the original group. New additions include
former Iluvatar drummer Allen Brunelle and former Echolyn vocalist,
Ray Weston. This first release contains some mellow spacey ambient
music that reminds me a little of the mellower moments of
Discipline era King Crimson, but, with more of an ambient frippertronic
influence. I have no idea what their current line-up sounds like.
homepage: Dark Aether.net
|3||Ten Jinn||Ritual Fire||Wildman||1997||Emerald City Records|
This is Ten Jinn's first release. When I first picked up this
CD, I was un-impressed. But, perhaps I am warming up to the
band. I found it to be a very re-freshing listen this time
around. It is not the most challenging progressive rock,
but, it is very well composed and sonds nice.
homepage: The TenJinn Page
|4||Apocalypse||Magia||Perto do Amanhecer||1995||Musea|
Here is another song from the same Apocalypse CD - 'cause it's the
only one I gots.
|5||Tribe of Cro||And the Ants Marched (on)||Hydroculture||1998||U.F. Cro Records|
Here is another song from the same Tribe of Cro CD, 'cause it's
the only one I gots.
homepage: Tribe of Cro
|6||Discipline||Systems||Push and Profit||1993||Strung Out Records|
This is Discipline's "other" album. They are not exactly prolific,
with only 2 albums released in 6 years time.
I found this album to be surprisingly good, and nearly as good
as "Unfolded Like Staircase". The compositions are strong
and the playing is tight. If you like ULS, then you will not
be disappointed by this CD.
homepage: Discipline Home Page