This is Ghigigi’s music collection on Bandcamp.


  1. Seattle, Washington
  2. Rock
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  1. One Step Behind (PRE-ORDER)
    by Garcia Peoples
  2. Kindred Spirits
    by Arctic Sleep
    Kindred Spirits is the seventh release from the band. It’s not a radical departure from Arctic Sleep’s usual sound, but it’s an evolutionary step that sees continued refinement and development of a unique niche.

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  3. The Act Of Disintegration
    by Joona Samuel
    The debut EP from this Finnish musician is a mix of jazz and progressive rock where jazz is almost always the dominant element. Though the rock elements, particularly in the bass playing, help keep these instrumental pieces rooted.

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  4. Vesica Piscis
    by The Odious
    There’s pummeling, scathing death metal riffs and growls, but these are contrasted against light, clean, melodic moments. Hints of funk and jazz arise over the course of the album, and the deployment of those influences is always tactful and effective.

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  5. Mercy
    by Flesh of the Stars
  6. Echo
    by Custard Flux
    This band’s particular blend of psychedelic pop and folk rock with progressive leanings results in something unique. Despite being almost all acoustic, the music is bombastic and impactful, and there’s a nice mix of the straightforward and the weird.

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  7. Starborn
    by Emberside
    Clocking in at over 70 minutes and packed to the brim with tight, complex, energetic riffs and catchy melodies, Starborn is a lot to take in, but it’s well worth it.

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  8. Deux
    by Perilymph
    erilymph demonstrates that semi-electronic krautrock can still sound fresh and original in today’s musical landscape. It’s smart in its brevity: the 35 minutes of music here fly by without a wasted second.

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  9. Seven Pathways to Annihilation
    by Howling Sycamore
    The contrasts drawn with their first album are clear, yet not overbearing. Seven Pathways to Annihilation has a distinct mood and sound, but there was no radical overhaul of the band’s sound.

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  10. Death Sequence
    by The Physics House Band
    As is their M.O., The Physics House Band have put out another stellar, albeit quite brief, release. This 15-minute EP is built around a singular dark riff and features strong interplay between the keys, guitar, and sax.

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  11. V
    by Brighteye Brison
    The sound is unashamedly rooted in 1970s giants like Yes and Genesis, and they remind me a lot of the better moments of Spock’s Beard. The music is filled with lush synths and organ, and the guitar has a noticeably modern style of distortion to it. While the songs are often in progressive rock’s usual serious tone, there are lighter, fun moments sprinkled throughout.

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  12. Nattfiolen
    by Jordsjø
    Jordsjø is one of the rare Scandinavian acts that draws from Scandinavia’s native traditions (folk metal excepted, obviously). It helps that it’s sung in Norwegian, but the music is rooted as much in folk as it is in progressive rock.

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  13. Construct
    by BLASTAR
    On Construct, BLASTAR have opted to go fully instrumental. The music is cosmic and high-energy, and the overall sound has shifted more in the direction of jam bands like Aqueous or Umphrey’s McGee, with jazz and folk tones.

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  14. Clockwork
    by Inanimate Existence
    Clockwork is one of those uncommon albums where the cover art matches the music perfectly. The music is bombastic and crushing, and echoes of ‘90s prog-death acts like Atheist and Death are audible here. The music is incredibly tight and technical, and the riffs are expertly contrasted with airy synth pads and moments of clean, cosmic sounds.

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  15. Almost Free Jazz for Totally Busy People
    by Gotanda
    The debut from this Russian quintet is full of weird, jazzy riffs played with metallic intensity. The guitar and bass have a ragged, biting distortion, and the vocals are aggressively belted out. Saxophone is the lead instrument on most of this EP, and it’s utilized in some pretty unique ways.

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  16. Pure
    by Adrift
    Pure is an immensely heavy album, but the band do more than just pummel you with distortion. The songs are smartly composed, with a skillful use of dynamics; the quieter moments make the heavy ones feel that much more powerful.

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  17. ONDA
    by Jambinai
  18. Until They Feel the Sun
    by Moon Letters
    Sunset of Man Sunset of Man
    Plenty of prog’s classic tropes are on proud display here, but the compositions are strong and original enough that it doesn’t bog the album down.

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  19. Fertile Ground
    by Farmhouse Odyssey
    Farmhouse Odyssey’s style of progressive rock is firmly rooted in the 1970s. Genesis is the most obvious influence, but flavors of Camel and Yes are obvious, as well as some more modern twists.

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  20. Emergence
    The Waking Realm The Waking Realm
    Dreadnought released their best album yet with Emergence. It takes all the strengths of their previous releases and matures and focuses them, resulting in a lean, powerful, impactful, emotive release that brims with the intensity of doom metal and the ambition of prog.

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  21. Meridiem
    by Tanagra
    This band has ambitious song structures and a knack for finding melodies which soar. There are technical solos aplenty, but never does it feel like wankery, which is quite an achievement for this genre.

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  22. Wanderlost
    by Dizzy Mystics
    “Dizzy” is an apt adjective for this Manitoban quartet. The music here is packed to the brim with tight, technical riffs played at a breakneck pace. Dizzy Mystics are shockingly melodic in their compositions. Wanderlost is definitively not a metal album, but the closest analog is Tool. The melodies seem rooted in a similar strain of ‘90s alt-rock and are run through a similar artistic lens, albeit one with less distortion.

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  23. Dreams of the Drowned I
    by Dreams of the Drowned
    I get a lot of Voivod vibes here, mostly from the thick layers of effects on the guitars and the strange, slightly dissonant chord choices. The vocals are clean and treated with cavernous echo, which adds another distinct flavor.

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  24. Kingdom of The First Time
    by Branch of Yore
    This is a nice, gentle album. Lush synths are the primary instrument on this release, and the vocals are sung delicately and treated with ample reverb.

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  25. I'm Losing Myself
    by An Isolated Mind
    I’m Losing Myself is a spooky, grim piece of music. The guitar playing is striking and evocative, giving this album an ethereal feel. The distortion and harsh vocals are deftly contrasted against gentler moments, and the integration of synthesizers and woodwinds on some tracks is striking.

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  26. Sus
    by PoiL
    Sus is a challenging, yet engaging, work. The music here lurches and roars in fits and stops, and the harmonized vocals contrast and complement it.

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  27. Sulphur English
    by Inter Arma
    Inter Arma managed to effectively blend the pounding heaviness of doom and sludge metal with the speed and sharpness of black metal.

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  28. 3.1
    by SEIMS
    These three songs work perfectly together, and the incorporation of trumpets and strings adds a dimension of richness rarely heard in math rock.

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  29. L'Ombra
    by L'Ombra
    This is a fun, sunny 25-minute EP. Despite hailing from France, this band channels the classic Italian sound.

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  30. The Island of Cretal
    by Babel Trio
    The overall timbre of The Island of Cretal is evocative of many stoner metal bands from the US, but the melodies are unmistakably Grecian. Folk tunes are reinterpreted as complex, rolling riffs that help the band stand out.

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  31. Trace
    by Atsuko Chiba
    A fantastic mix of progressive rock and post-punk! It's moody and complex, with jagged edges.

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  32. Pyramidal
    by Pyramidal
    Alussa Infinity Alussa Infinity
    This is Pyramidal's most ambitious album to date. There's plenty of their signature space rock sound, but it's fused with more daring jazz, krautrock, and even zeuhl influences.

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  33. Concept Unification
    by Pinkish Black
    This album is filled with somber vocals and synth tones suitable for an extraterrestrial funeral. It's weird, challenging, gloomy, and fantastic.

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    by Pervy Perkin
    Three Throats Three Throats
    Comedia: Inferno is an impressive work of songcraft and musicianship. The constant, churning flow of different styles prevents this 68-minute album from ever bogging itself down, but it’s not so overwhelming as to be like drinking from a firehose.

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  35. Forgotten Paths
    by Saor
    Celtic flourishes abound throughout this album, in the form of flute, mandolin, violin, and bagpipes. The music is grand and hopeful, but it avoids undue sweetness and corniness. This is one of the strongest metal albums of 2019 so far.

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  36. Christ Killer: CK4K Remastered
    by Merlin
  37. Pantophobie
    by ni
    Ni return with another dizzying showcase of aggressive, experimental instrumental rock music. Every song is named after some sort of phobia, and the music conveys that theme perfectly through irregular riffs, unusual chords, and anxious atmospheres.

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  38. うずまき
    by IER
    This album is one huge 42-minute opus which blends a staggering amount of genres together. Black metal, death metal, jazz-fusion, folk, and more make appearances on this album. The constant turmoil holds your attention and keeps pulling you along, submerging you in brutal, complex riffs.

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  39. Sketches
    by Amalgam Effect
    Sketches, X: The Misfortune of Time Sketches, X: The Misfortune of Time
    Sketches is presented as one hour-long piece divided into twelve movements. Each track is titled “Sketches” I-XII, and they flow seamlessly into each other. Sonically, Amalgam Effect are reminiscent of early-‘70s Jethro Tull. The base sound is rooted in hard rock, but there are significant folk flourishes. Acoustic guitar is prominent throughout, and flute plays a major role. Full review at:
  40. Deadweight
    by Not Otherwise Specified
    This is strongly recommended for fans of bands like Kansas and Spock's Beard.
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  41. Embrace the Dark- Seek the Light
    by Syrinx
    Time out of Place Time out of Place
    A fantastic mix of traditional heavy/doom metal and progressive rock, with flashes of bands like Voivod as well. Definitely an AOTY contender.

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  42. Origin Of The Yak
    by Laktating Yak
    This is a great, weird, noisy album. The music is high-energy, chaotic, and dissonant. Full review here:
  43. You Are The Sky
    by WEEED
  44. A Ride Across Your Mind
    by Cosmocracy Inc.
    Reptile Reptile
    This is high-energy, progressive garage rock piece, and it’s a ton of fun. Full review here:
  45. Birds Contending | 争鸣
    by Zhaoze