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Sven B. Schreiber

  1. Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria
  2. Rock
  1. collection 1689
  2. wishlist 5009
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  1. Music Activists 2020 (From Home)
    by InFiné
    Léonie Pernet - Digital Hope Léonie Pernet - Digital Hope
  2. Personalities
    by Fabian Almazan
  3. Awakened to the Sound - CD Quality Version (16bit)
    by Future Of Forestry
  4. La Métamorphose
    by Ars de Er
  5. When Dogs Fly
    by The Arches
    It's Time It's Time
    Believe it or not, I've got 37 "Arches" EPs in my collection! I admit that I've become quite lazy following their remarkably fast release pace, but today I try to sync in once more, since this is an enchanting album with an unusually high portion of songs with vocals, sounding just great. For some time now, credits are given jointly to Murphy Spark and Nina Blade throughout, and the musical influence of the latter, whether she's a real person or a personality of Mark L. Swanson, is substantial.
  6. Imaginary Mountains
    by Ghost Rhythms
    Sierra de Tamuraque Sierra de Tamuraque
    Several good people I'm following, and who deserve my full confidence, already bought this good album: Tom Landon, M.Foujita, Mark Jung, TaKashi MuraKami, John Simms, felizzze, Jed, and Peter Tush - just to name the subset of those who are following me, too. Now it's my turn! The music on this EP is no less than extraordinary - I'm perpetually looking for unusual stuff like that, with quite some avantgarde approach, and sort of a RIO feeling. Bull's eye!
  7. An Outcast of the Islands
    by Colin Bass
    Goodbye To Albion Goodbye To Albion
    I've always thought that "Colin Bass" is a fake name, because it's just too perfect for a bassist. But well, it seems to be his real name. Nevermind, it's associated tightly with the Post-Bardens era of "Camel", starting in 1979. "An Outcast Of The Islands" was released 20 years later, featuring Andrew Latimer on some tracks. Around the same time, Colin Bass was an integral member of the world music band "3 Mustaphas 3", and "Denpasar Moon", included on this album, was one of their hit singles.
  8. The Fading Thought
    by Jargon
    The Last Temptation The Last Temptation
    Jargon... I've read the name before. A little research revealed that I already have purchased one of his albums - "The Imprisoned Words Of Fear" by "Verbal Delirium". Yes, it's Jargon's band. Since he wrote all of the songs on the latter, it's not a surprise that his solo project exposes a similar post-progressive approach. Once again, it was Jean-Mathieu Meyer who pointed me to an unusual and fascinating highlight in rock music.
  9. Voces del Bosque
    by ASTRALIS 🇨🇱
    Néctar de Luz Néctar de Luz
    I'm following the Chilean "Mylodon Records" label since my purchase of "Tiempo" by "Matraz". Good decision, because they keep on re-releasing lots of interesting prog albums from several decades right now, most of them from Chile, but some from Perú, México, Spain, Norway, and Israel as well. "Astralis" is the brainchild of Chilean guitarist Patricio Alexandro Vera-Pinto. His vision of prog is a very melodic and symphonic one, occasionally including quite enchanting folk ingredients, too.
  10. Homeless Soul
    by Eternal Wanderers
    Meteor Meteor
    Great music keeps on coming from Russia! This is true for all genres, including prog rock. "Eternal Wanderers", a joint venture by sisters Elena and Tatyana Kanevskaya, is not new to me. I was quite impressed by their debut album "Journey Out Of Time" (unreleased until 2017), and even more so by their latest longplayer "Homeless Soul". Native speakers might frown upon a strong slavonic accent, but the music is crafted perfectly, bravely staying away from all the well-known silly prog clichés.
  11. QUASIMODO TRIO
    by EMProducciones
    Septiembre Septiembre
    "EMProducciones" is Exequiel Mantega's site, where he issues recordings of some of his collaboration projects. Well, just a few of them... his name appears on many others scattered across Bamdcamp, and constitutes sort of a quality certificate. On "Quasimodo Trío", bandoneonist Daniel Ruggiero wrote most of the outstanding tango-inspired music. Exequiel Mantega added one piece, co-wrote another one, and nicely merged "Spain" by Chick Corea and Astor Piazzolla's "Adios nonino" into one track.
  12. Gauchita sueca
    by Carlos Quilici y su quinteto Los Tauras
    Gauchita sueca Gauchita sueca
    The three letters :e(m)r; are a reliable indicator of high-quality Argentine music, with a large part of it residing in the tango genre. Some albums are legendary classic recordings, others reflect the more recent musical evolution in Rosario, which is one of the cities in Argentina with an exceptionally high creative level in music. Bandoneonist Carlos Quilici, born in 1967 near Rosario, can look back on some decades of music he wrote, arranged, and played, and he's still active today.
  13. The Pearl
    by Metaphor
    Lying Down with Dogs Lying Down with Dogs
    Another long-term wishlist item, forgotten there because of heavy inbound traffic on this list. I've rediscovered it due to my purchase of Malcolm Smith's solo album "We Were Here", thankfully re-released recently by Mattias Olsson. Malcolm Smith plays guitar on "The Pearl" and, reportedly, contributed substantially to the songwriting. It's complex prog with quite some weight sound-wise, sometimes at the border to avantgarde, partly using musical concepts not found in middle-of-the-road prog.
  14. We Were Here
    by Malcolm Smith
    Monkey Signature Monkey Signature
    I fully second Mattias Olsson's idea of creating some kind of archive of the projects he has participated in here. It doesn't matter if it's incomplete, as long as this exciting stuff - some of it rarities much sought after - doesn't get lost. So who is Malcolm Smith? Well, it took me some time to find out that he's the guitarist of "Metaphor". I've even found one of their albums on my wishlist. Keyboards are played by "Metaphor" fellow Marc Spooner, drums by the one and only Mattias Olsson.
  15. Ascenção E Queda
    by Petrus Castrus
    Ascenção Ascenção
    What an awesome 70's prog album! Good that I'm following "ProgRiver Records", which reissued this epic Portuguese masterpiece yesterday. It has been originally released in 1978, and up to now, I didn't have the faintest idea of its existence, although I was actively monitoring the international music scene for interesting works then. It's a pity that this album didn't get the attention and success it deserved, while a lot of garbage created worlwide at roughly the same time made big sales.
  16. Wonderland
    by Gentiane MG Trio
    Wonderland (Part 1: Comeback) Wonderland (Part 1: Comeback)
    Although I'm not so much a fan of improvised music, it's exactly the improvisations that are fascinating me here. Which doesn't mean, of course, that the composed parts fall short of a comparable excellence. The overall impression is just perfect, and I like the unusual experience that Gentiane Michaud-Gagnon keeps on playing chords and melody lines I wouldn't have expected. In my opinion, jazz is at its best when it's unpredictable. Oh, and this is yet another gem from "amigale's" collection.
  17. Artur Schnabel: Symphony No. 2
    by THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA; PAUL ZUKOFSKY, conductor
    Schnabel: Symphony No. 2- II. Vivacissimo Schnabel: Symphony No. 2- II. Vivacissimo
    See "Symphonies 1 & 3" for my comment on the three symphonies written by Arthur Schnabel. Great recordings, by the way, and a big thank you to Paul Zukofsky for making them available.
  18. Artur Schnabel: Symphonies 1 & 3
    by THE BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA; THE PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA; PAUL ZUKOFSKY, conductor
    Schnabel: Symphony No. 1 - IV. Allegro Molto Schnabel: Symphony No. 1 - IV. Allegro Molto
    It was a fan named "Rivendell Record Shopp" who triggered my purchase of these two symphonies, as well as another one by Arthur Schnabel from the same label. Admittedly, I didn't know this composer before, but after reading that he was contemporary and even a friend of Arnold Schönberg sparked my interest. Indeed, there's some similarity in the way these two composer relaxed the laws of tonality in a quite convincing way, paving the way for atonal music.
  19. Missing Piece
    by Marika Takeuchi
    First Light First Light
    Marika Takeuchi's new age music is some of the most beautiful one I'm aware of. I just love her emotionally intense piano play, and the way she adds synths to augment the piano sound to the max.
  20. Whimsical Excursion Boats
    by Brad Dutz 4tet
    Blatant Disregard for Lamb and Pork Blatant Disregard for Lamb and Pork
    This album caught my attention first due to the clay figures on the cover photo. I've got a soft spot for claymation ever since I've watched Bruce Bickford's surreal sequences in some Zappa footage. This memory is perfectly matched by the album's ingenious and unusual music, which is heavily mallet-based - another thing I'm associating with Zappa (think of Ruth Underwood playing the marimba). Complemented by clarinets, oboe, english horn, and cello, it even comes up with sort of a RIO feeling.