Category: progressive rock

Secret Oyster

“SECRET OYSTER became somewhat of a super group when members of BURNIN’RED IVANHOE, CORONARIAS DANS and HURDY GURDY formed this unit. By the end of BURNIN’ RED IVANHOE’s career (that spawned seven years), Karsten Vogel started forming a new band… Their sound recalled MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, NUCLEUS, Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi and Sextant albums as well as Miles DAVIS’s Bitches Brew…”

Secret Oyster (1973)

Sea Son (1974)

Agusa – Hogtid (2014)

Hogtid (2014)

“Love psychedelic guitar textures and vintage styled prog-rock organ freakouts? Of course you do. Well, do yourself a favor and be sure to check out this debut release from Sweden’s Agusa, titled Högtid, out soon from the folks at Transubstans Records. This is authentic sounding early ’70s prog/psych/krautock inspired stuff…so much so that you’d swear it was recorded in 1971. The band lists their influences as Kebnekajse, Amon Düül II, and Colosseum , which you can totally hear, but they have also added their own spin on the vintage sounding modern prog sound. Featuring members of Sveriges Kommuner & Landsting, Kama Loka and Hoofoot, Agusa weave plenty of swirling organ, jagged guitar, and nimble rhythms throughout this stirring collection of songs. It’s all instrumental, so don’t be put off by the Swedish song titles, and it’s all glorious stuff…”

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McChurch Soundroom – Delusion (1971)

Delusion (1971)

“MCCHURCH SOUNDROOM is an eclectic psych free blues rock ensemble that has closed relationships with krautrock (in particular with the heavy, stoned jazzy sound of Nosferatu) but also with folkish bands from England (Jethro Tull first era…). Their original LP “Delusison” was released in 1971 on the legendary Pilz label (Popol Vuh, Wallenstein, Witthuser & Westrupp…). This psych folk underground act is now cult.”

Psicomagia – Psicomagia (2013)

Psicomagia (2013)

“Landing in the era of 1968-1970 when Soft Machine, Magma, The Miles Davis Group, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Tony Williams Lifetime and many other were innovating the foundational basis to the 70′s rich fusion movements, Psicomagia bleeds with heart wrenching layers of amplified progressive psychedelia… Psicomagia in easily one of the best progressive rock albums to come out in years, if not decades and we are really astonished at how much better the album gets with every new listen. Progressive rock music has always remained vibrant in rock culture and Psicomagia has really taken the sub genre to new heights with their debut album…”

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Message – From Books and Dreams (1973)

From Books and Dreams (1973)

“Originally born as a German-British band, the music of MESSAGE oscillates between a substantial heavy rock and a nice folk rock articulated around a range of keyboards arrangements. Their first album was recorded under the direction of the famous musical engineer Dieter Dierks. The result sounds remarkably as British progressive rock of the moment. Very melodic, with a ravishing and an accomplished lyrical sense of composition. Their following album is as great as the previous one, delivering impressive, extended, mainly instrumental heavy/ space rock tracks which can be compared (in some parts) to NEKTAR’s first effort…”

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