terça-feira, julho 17, 2018

RIVERSIDE – Reveal “Wasteland” album artwork and first release details!

Polish Rock masters RIVERSIDE are pleased to announce that their upcoming seventh studio album 'Wasteland' will be released via their longtime label partner InsideOutMusic on September 28th, 2018.
The album will once again feature artwork designed by longtime visual partner Travis Smith (Opeth, Devin Townsend, etc.) and the record's main track-listing reads as follows:
RIVERSIDE – "Wasteland":
1. The Day After
2. Acid Rain
3. Vale Of Tears
4. Guardian Angel
5. Lament
6. The Struggle For Survival
7. River Down Below
8. Wasteland
9. The Night Before
RIVERSIDE's Mariusz Duda checked in with the following comment about the album's overall concept: "I'd been thinking about exploring "post-apocalyptic" regions for a long time. I read books, watched films, played video games, all connected by stories about an attempt to survive in a world that had just ended. But writing such a story myself didn't make much sense until now. RIVERSIDEare starting a new chapter and after our recent experiences, a story like that has gained more meaning. "Wasteland" is mostly about what's happening in the world these days but it also makes a reference to the tragedy that befell the band in 2016. Musically, we've returned to darker sounds but we have also turned a new page and recorded the album in a different style. It's still RIVERSIDE but expressed in a much deeper and more mature way. Most artists say the same thing while promoting their new releases: that they have just created their best work to date. I won't say that because everything we have done so far has been consistently very good and unique. But I will say that we have never had such an incredible emotional load on any of our previous releases, and it's not likely that we will ever make such a charged album again. "Wasteland" is an epic, multidimensional, poetic and very deep album. Perhaps of the once in a lifetime kind."
RIVERSIDE's "Wasteland" marks the first studio album effort with newly composed music after the tragic passing of founding member and guitarist Piotr Grudziński on February 21st, 2016.

Attention: More album details, its pre-order option as well as a first single will be launched on July 27th, so stay tuned for more news soon…
After having just performed on a string of European festivals including the prestigious Night Of The Prog festival at the historic Loreley Amphitheater in Germany last weekend, RIVERSIDE are next embarking on the "Wasteland 2018 Tour" throughout October/November to support the release of their upcoming album. See an overview of all confirmed upcoming dates below:
RIVERSIDE – "Wasteland 2018 Tour":
12.10.2018 Gdansk (Poland) - B90
13.10.2018 Poznan (Poland) - Tama
14.10.2018 Wroclaw (Poland) - A2
16.10.2018 Katowice (Poland) - Miasto Ogrodów
17.10.2018 Lódz (Poland) - Magnetofon
18.10.2018 Torun (Poland) - Od Nowa
20.10.2018 Kraków (Poland) - Studio
21.10.2018 Warszawa (Poland) - Hala Kolo
30.10.2018 Berlin (Germany) - Kesselhaus
31.10.2018 Schorndorf (Germany) - Manufaktur
03.11.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) - LAV
04.11.2018 Madrid (Spain) - MON LIVE
05.11.2018 Barcelona (Spain) - Salamandra 1
06.11.2018 Lyon (France) - CCO
07.11.2018 Paris (France) - La Machine
09.11.2018 Manchester (UK) - Academy 2
10.11.2018 London (UK) - The Electric Ballroom
11.11.2018 Sint-Niklaas (Belgium) - Casino
12.11.2018 Utrecht (The Netherlands) - TivoliVredenburg
14.11.2018 Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
15.11.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) - Turbinenhalle 2
16.11.2018 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
17.11.2018 Neunkirchen (Germany) - Gloomaar Festival
RIVERSIDE – Festivals 2019:
04.-09.02.2019 Tampa to Key West & Cozumel - Cruise To The Edge
More dates to follow soon…
Look out for more news on RIVERSIDE in the coming weeks… 


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ProgDa - KARMIC JUGGERNAUT To Play ProgDay 2018!

"Damn!  Just got turned onto this amazing psychedelic progressive jazzy band and am BLOWN AWAY!  I'm definitely now a fan and this is also definitely in my Top 10 Of 2018.  Shades of King Crimson, Zappa, Mr Bungle, Bigelf, The Mars Volta, Yes... BRAVO" 
- MIKE PORTNOY (Dream Theater, Transatlantic, Winery Dogs, Adrenaline Mob, Sons of Apollo, etc.)

Founded in 2004, KARMIC JUGGERNAUT has spent the past 14 years pursuing the idea of creating music that exists without boundaries, that organically develops based on what a particular tune requires.  This has led the band to evolve from an instrumental four piece outfit to a vocal 6 piece, with a further extended ensemble when required. The result is a collection of eclectic music that combines elements of psychedelic rock, symphonic rock, funk, jazz, blues, jamband, world music, and whatever other genres might be appropriate at the time. 

Ultimately the band's website tags its music as "Progressive Freakout Fusion Rock."  That sounds about right to us…

Join KARMIC JUGGERNAUT, ALEC K. REDFEARN & THE EYESORES, FERNANDO PERDOMO & THE OUT TO SEA BAND, PIXIE NINJA and SOFTEN THE GLARE for the twenty-fourth edition of ProgDay.  ProgDay is a two day outdoor festival of progressive rock.  ProgDay 2018 will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina..  Three more bands to be announced.  For more information, please visit us at www.progday.net.  

To hear music from this year's bands, please visit the ProgDay Music page (http://www.progday.net/ProgDay-Music.html).
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sexta-feira, julho 13, 2018

JEFF BECK Announces Additional Summer Shows - Touring Band Set....

Touring Band Announced: Vinnie Colaiuta, Rhonda Smith, Jimmy Hall and Vanessa Freebairn-Smith Set to Join

 Los Angeles, CA (April 30, 2018) – JEFF BECK will embark on a 6-week U.S. tour this summer including seven solo shows in addition to the previously announced "Stars Align Tour," with Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson of Heart.  Joining BECK on this year's outing will be long-time collaborators, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Jimmy Hall (vocals) as well as long touring partner, Rhonda Smith (bass) and newcomer, cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smith. 

Vinnie Colaiuta has frequently collaborated with BECK over the years, both in studio and live. Vinnie spent many years with Frank Zappa and most recently, he has toured with Sting, Herbie Hancock and Jeff.  Jimmy Hall first worked with Jeff Beck on his 1985 Flash album, earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Vocalist in 1986.  He has toured with Jeff frequently since 2014 including Jeff's 50-Year Celebration show at the Hollywood Bowl in 2017.  Rhonda Smith spent many years as bassist and vocalist for Prince, she has also performed with Chaka Khan, Beyonce, T.I., Erykah Badu, Patti Austin, Larry Graham, Sheila E, George Clinton, Little Richard and many others.  She has been a part of BECK's touring band since 2010.  Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, a Los Angeles-based cellist and founding member of the Sonus Quartet, is new to BECK's touring band.  Vanessa has had a diverse career playing on film and television scores, recording and playing live with artists from David Foster to Dangermouse and collaborating with artists and composers like Trent Reznor, Clint Mansell, Sarah McLachlan as well as touring with such artists as Sia, Josh Groban. 

In other Jeff Beck news, Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story will be released on DVD & blu-ray on May 18, 2018 through Eagle Rock Entertainment.  The film documents the history of a musical maverick and true innovator featuring extensive interviews with Jeff both at home and in his workshop, as well as interviews with Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, David Gilmour, Ronnie Wood, Slash, Jan Hammer, Joe Perry, Beth Hart & many more. 

In addition, his acclaimed Live At The Hollywood Bowl performance, released last year on multiple video and audio formats, is now available for the first time as a standalone 2-CD set and on May 25, the 180-gram 2-LP set will be released, both from Rhino. 

Over the course of BECK's distinguished 50+ music career, he has earned an incredible 8 GRAMMY Awards, been ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," and been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice – once as a member of the Yardbirds and again as a solo artist. In the summer of 2016, guitar virtuoso JEFF BECK celebrated his 5 decades of music with an extraordinary concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl. Jeff Beck: Live At The Hollywood Bowl is available now.

2018 Summer Tour Dates: 

July 18, 2018

West Valley City, UT

USANA Amphitheatre

July 20, 2018

Irvine, CA

Five Point Amphitheatre

July 21, 2018

Phoenix, AZ

Celebrity Theater * (Jeff Beck Solo)

July 22, 2018

Chula Vista, CA

Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

July 24, 2018

Houston, TX

Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

July 25, 2018

Dallas, TX

The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

July 26, 2018

Austin, TX

ACL Live -Moody Theater * (Jeff Beck Solo)

July 28, 2018

St. Louis, MO

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

July 29, 2018

Chicago, IL

Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

July 31, 2018

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

August 1, 2018

Toronto, ON

Budweiser Stage

August 3, 2018

Boston, MA

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

August 4, 2018

Camden, NJ

BB&T Pavilion

August 5, 2018

York, PA

Appell Center * (Jeff Beck Solo)

    August 7, 2018

Lewiston, NY

Art Park * (Jeff Beck w/ Ann Wilson)

August 8, 2018

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

August 10, 2018

Indianapolis, IN

Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

August 11, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA

Heinz Hall ** (Jeff Beck w/ Ann Wilson)

August 12, 2018

Holmdel, NJ

P.N.C. Bank Arts Center

August 14, 2018

Wantagh, NY

Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

August 15, 2018

Port Chester, NY

Capitol Theatre * (Jeff Beck Solo)

August 17, 2018

Nashville, TN

Nashville Municipal Auditorium

August 19, 2018

Charlotte, NC

PNC Music Pavilion

August 20, 2018

Vienna, VA

Wolftrap * (Jeff Beck w/Ann Wilson)

August 22, 2018

Atlanta, GA

Chastain Park Amphitheatre

August 23, 2018

Jacksonville, FL

Daily's Place

August 25, 2018

West Palm Beach, FL

Coral Sky Amphitheatre

August 26, 2018

Tampa, FL

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre


*August 5 Show On Sale:  14-May @ 10AM ET

*August 11 Show On Sale: 4-May @10AM ET

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Dream the Electric Sleep -New album "The Giants' Newground" - OUT NOW

After ten years, we're very excited to finally 
bring this album out into the world.

Hello all! Today we release "The Giants' Newground" - a 16 track album from 2008 that has been remixed, remastered, and revisited. We had a lot of fun returning to this record, and we really hope you all enjoy it.

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – launch video for Regulator – Live in Plovdiv

On September 22nd, 2017, Devin Townsend Project played a special show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, celebrating the 20thanniversary of the landmark Ocean Machine album in full, as well as a set of fan-requested tracks alongside the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. This concert was filmed, and on July 6th, 2018 it will see the light of day as 'Ocean Machine – Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv'.
Today sees the launch of the second video to be taken from the live release, and you can watch DTP perform the track 'Regulator' from the album 'Ocean Machine', here: 

Devin comments: "Hello again folks, dev here again...head above water for a minute from the massive writing period I've been fortunate enough to be able to do. Today, im proud that we can release another track from the upcoming 'Live at the Ancient Theatre' Performance. This one comes in the form of 'Regulator' from the Ocean Machine portion of the set. This DVD is a really important part of my work to date, as it not only summarizes a large portion of my musical output, but also swings right back around to the first true solo album, Ocean Machine, with the original bassist, John Harder, joining me onstage. 
When all is said and done, this DVD acts as a powerful swan song for this portion of my career, and I am excited for people to actually get the whole thing into their worlds.
As always, thank you for the ability to do what I do, and I hope you enjoy it :)

'Ocean Machine – Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv' will be available as a limited deluxe 3CD/2DVD/Blu-Ray artbook (with liner notes from Devin and a special documentary dubbed 'Reflecting The Chaos' on the second DVD & Blu-Ray), Special Edition 3CD/DVD Digipak, standalone Blu-Ray and as digital audio download.

Pre-order now here: 
The full track-listing is as follows:
By Request with Orchestra

5.By Your Command
9.Bad Devil
11.A Simple Lullaby
12.Deep Peace
Ocean Machine
1.Seventh Wave
4.Hide Nowhere
6. 3 A.M.
7.Voices in the Fan
12.The Death of Music
13.Things Beyond Things
The first in a series of special vinyl boxes was also recently announced. 'ERAS – Vinyl Collection Part 1' compiles the albums 'Ki', 'Addicted', 'Deconstruction' & 'Ghost' in a sturdy box all on 180g heavyweight vinyl. You can pre-order your copy, including various coloured vinyl versions, now here: https://devintownsendproject.lnk.to/Eras
Devin Townsend Project released the much acclaimed 'Transcendence' in late 2016, before embarking on one of their biggest world tours ever. This new live release marks the end of an era, as Devin Townsend Project was disbanded in early 2018 to pave the way for Devin to focus on numerous other creative, musical endeavours of which he is currently hard at work on.


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Le Folli Arie - Watch our brand new video "A better day tomorrow"!

Watch the new video!
"A better day tomorrow": The brand new video of the Italian Art-Rock band LE FOLLI ARIE



"A song that best represents the rich, elegant and original sound of the band, a sort of hymn to humankind that everywhere, everyday struggles to stand up and evolve."

DOWNLOAD: http://bit.ly/ABetterDayTomorrow (and on all the other stores) 

The Milanese art-rock band Le Folli Arie, considered to be one of the most interesting new acts of the Italian indie scene, after the success of the first 2 singles in English "It's not easy" and "Shot in the dark", releases the video of the third single "A better day tomorrow".

A song that best represents the rich, elegant and original sound of the band, a sort of hymn to humankind that everywhere, everyday struggles to stand up and evolve.

The music video, directed by Filippo "Pax" Pascuzzi and produced through a crowdfunding campaign on Musicraiser, has been filmed in Saint Petersburg and in Catania.

It's a very powerful and touching video, a sort of experiment in between a music video and a documentary. The stories shown are not fiction. The two characters are real people and we take part to their everyday extraordinary life: a girl who is a boxing champion in Catania (Vissia Trovato) and a Russian ballet dancer (Aleksandr Chelidze).
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FATES WARNING – “Live Over Europe” out today!

Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING are releasing their new live album entitled "Live Over Europe" today via InsideOutMusic worldwide.

Gathered during the group's most recent European headlining run for FATES WARNING's much acclaimed latest studio album "Theories Of Flight" in January 2018, "Live Over Europe" includes audio recordings from 8 different cities (Aschaffenburg / Germany, Belgrade / Serbia, Thessaloniki and Athens / Greece, Rome and Milan / Italy, Budapest / Hungary as well as Ljubljana / Slovenia) and a total of 23 songs in over 138 minutes of playing time, spanning 30 years of the group's seminal career.

"Live Over Europe" was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator, Symphony X) and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden and is available as limited 2CD Mediabook, Gatefold 3LP + Bonus-2CD or as Digital Album.
Here is the complete track-listing for the release:
Fates Warning "Live Over Europe (137:56) - Track Listing:

CD 1 (76:39):
1. From the Rooftops (Live 2018) (07:45)
2. Life in Still Water (Live 2018) (05:11)
3. One (Live 2018) (04:35)
4. Pale Fire (Live 2018) (04:10)
5. Seven Stars (Live 2018) (05:40)
6. SOS (Live 2018) (04:27)
7. Pieces of Me (Live 2018) (03:57)
8. Firefly (Live 2018) (05:04)
9. The Light and Shade of Things (Live 2018) (09:26)
10. Wish (Live 2018) (04:22)
11. Another Perfect Day (Live 2018) (04:18)
12. Silent Cries (Live 2018) (03:31)
13. And Yet it Moves (Live 2018) (14:05)
CD 2 (61:17):
1. Still Remains (Live 2018) (15:06)
2. Nothing Left to Say (Live 2018) (07:13)
3. Acquiescence (Live 2018) (04:21)
4. The Eleventh Hour (Live 2018) (08:12)
5. Point of View (Live 2018) (05:00)
6. Falling (Live 2018) (01:49)
7. A Pleasant Shade of Gray, Pt. IX (Live 2018) (04:17)
8. Through Different Eyes (Live 2018) (04:11)
9. Monument (Live 2018) (06:04)
10. Eye to Eye (Live 2018) (05:00)
Singles for "Live Over Europe" can be checked out here:
"The Light and Shade of Things": https://youtu.be/rvT6GyrrhG4
"Life in Still Water": https://youtu.be/FRHc7QEw2qQ
Order "Live Over Europe" here:
Or get the 2CD or 3LP (+ 2CD as bonus) from the InsideOutMusic webshop here:
An unboxing video for "Live Over Europe" can be seen here:
FATES WARNING's latest release, their 12th studio album "Theories Of Flight", not only gathered critical acclaim (Some soundcheck results being: Deaf Forever / Germany - # 1, Metal Hammer / Germany - # 2, Rock Hard / Germany - # 2, Aardschok / The Netherlands - # 2, Eclipsed / Germany - # 4, Powermetal.de /Germany - # 1), but also entered the sales charts in several countries across the globe with the following highest positions: Germany: # 12, Italy: # 80, The Netherlands: # 70,
Belgium (Flemish): # 175, USA: # 2 Billboard Heatseekers / # 62 Current Top 200 Albums.
Check out FATES WARNING's "Theories Of Flight" here:
"Seven Stars" video clip: https://youtu.be/0hguUU-VYug
"White Flag" (Guitar play-through video): https://youtu.be/oIGnVSX1sT0
"White Flag" (Drum and bass play-through video): https://youtu.be/dwtknUNsCx0
"From The Rooftops" (Lyric video): https://youtu.be/8kkJ8qtgLBY
Album teaser clip (excerpts of all songs): https://youtu.be/q1O7W9PKMEE
 "Theories Of Flight" is available is still available in various formats from the IOM webshop here:

FATES WARNING – Line-Up 2018:

Bobby Jarzombek – Drums
Joey Vera – Bass and Vocals
Ray Alder – Vocals
Jim Matheos – Guitars
Mike Abdow – Guitars and Vocals

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Soft Machine Announce New Album Hidden Details & World Tour Dates, with First North American Dates Since 1974!

NYC - In support of their forthcoming new album, British music legends Soft Machine will embark on their first North American tour since 1974 in October 2018, followed by the second North-American leg of the tour in January/February 2019. In concert, their set list will include material from all parts of the band's repertoire from 1970 onwards, but this is emphatically not a nostalgia act resting on its laurels. Last weekend Soft Machine played their first two shows in North America since 1974 (it was in 1974 they toured USA and Canada during the Bundles/Allan Holdsworth era). Both shows, at the Montreal Jazz Festival and Quebec City, were exceptionally well received by the enthusiastic audience and local press.

Hidden Details is a new studio album of Soft Machine, recorded at the late great Jon Hiseman's Temple Studio in Surrey, England, last December 2017, and it will be released in September 2018 on MoonJune Records (North America; on CD and HD Download), on John Etheridge's Dyan Records (UK/Europe on CD, and iTunes), and on Vivid Records (Japan), exactly 50 years since the release of the band's 1968 debut album The Soft Machine. Limited and highly collectible vinyl edition of only 200 coloured vinyl (orange, blue and tour edition orange & blue marbled) will be released on the Dutch label Tonefloat, on September 8, 2018.

"'Hidden Details' is very much the product of an active, contemporary sounding outfit striking out with its own agenda. Though informed by the past, the music here is neither weighed down nor beholden to it. Animated with the same ineffable and inquisitive spirit that has always made this group throughout its fifty years such a compelling experience, it'' good to have a new Soft Machine with us in 2018. The yearning tenderness of 'Heart Off Guard' and the come-down reveries of 'Broken Hill' and 'Drifting White' showcase the more intimate aspects of Soft Machine's personality while in contrast, 'One Glove' gives the more pugilistic side of John Etheridge's playing an outing. The terse angularities of the title track and 'Life on Bridges' highlight a fearless disposition, as does the buzzsaw interplay heard during 'Ground Lift' and 'Flight of the Jett,' both featuring Roy Babbington's decisive interventions. The surging lyricism of 'Fourteen Hour Dream' flirts with an almost popish sensibility, underscoring the sense that this is a quartet that is fundamentally at ease with itself. The return of what some older fans of the band have called 'cosmic tinkles''– the appearance of layers of cyclical electric piano motifs – is especially welcome. Their brief manifestation on 'The Man Who Waved at Trains' and Third-era, 'Out-Bloody-Rageous,' both stone-cold Mike Ratledge-composed classics, adds an extra spacey dimension to the overall sound. Travis' use of looping technology with his flutes creates its own beguiling world and can be heard to powerful effect on the beautiful and enigmatic 'Breathe,' where his hovering notes are underpinned by Marshall's oblique yet atmospheric percussion." - Sid Smith

Soft Machine:
THEO TRAVIS - sax, flute, Fender Rhodes
ROY BABBINGTON - bass guitar
with special guest GARY HUSBAND drums on selected dates

photo by Geoff Dennison

2018 North American Tour Dates:
October 6 - Orion Studios - Baltimore, MD, USA [John Marshall on drums]
October 7 - Theater Of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 9 - Roxy's & Duke - Dunellen, NJ, USA
October 10 - Darryl's House - Pawling, NY, USA
October 12 - The Iridium - NYC, NY, USA
October 13 - The Iridium - NYC, NY, USA
October 14 - The Iridium - NYC, NY, USA
October 16 - Mod's Club - Toronto, ON, Canada [Gary Husband on drums]
October 17 - The Tralf - Buffalo, NY, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 18 - Beachland Music Hall - Cleveland, OH, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 19 - The Irving Theater - Indianapolis, IN, USA  [Gary Husband on drums]
October 21 - Progtober Festival - Reggie's - Chicago, IL, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 22 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI, USA [Gary Husband on drums]

2019 North American Tour Dates: 
January 24 - Freight & Salvage - Berkeley, CA, USA
January 25 - Flynn's - Santa Cruz, CA, USA
January 27 - Alberta Rose Theater - Portland, OR, USA
January 28 - Triple Door - Seattle, WA, USA
January 29 - Triple Door - Seattle, WA, USA
January 31 - The Baked Potato (2 shows) - Los Angeles, CA, USA
February 1 - The Baked Potato (2 shows) - Los Angeles, CA, USA
February 2 - Scottsdale Performing Arts Center - Scottsdale, AZ, USA
February 4-9 - Cruise To The Edge - Key West, FL / Cozumel, Mexico

2018 confirmed shows in Japan & Europe:
July 28 - Billboard Live Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan (2 shows) [special guest Gary Husband, keyboards]
July 29 - Billboard Live Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan (2 shows) [special guest Gary Husband, keyboards]
July 30 - Billboard Live Osaka - Osaka, Japan (2 shows) [special guest Gary Husband, keyboards]
September 6 - Cosmopolite - Oslo, Norway
September 8 - De Boerderij - Zoetemeer, The Netherlands
September 9 - Musikbunker - Aachen, Germany
September 10 - Franzis - Wetzlar, Germany
September 12 - Muhle Hunziken - Rubigen, Switzerland
September 13 - La Casa Di Alex - Milano, Italy
September 14 - Club Il Giardino - Verona, Italy
September 16 - Porgy & Bess - Vienna, Austria
September 17 - Museum - Bratislava, Slovakia
September 18 - Akropolis - Prague, Czech Republic
September 19 - Kulturbanhof - Jena, Germany
November 3 - Marlow Theater - Canterbury, UK
November 6 - Sage - Gateshead, UK
November 8 - Green Hotel - Kinross, Scotland, UK
November 9 - Hebden Bridge Townhall - Hebden, UK
November 10 - The Trade's Club - Howden, UK
November 16 - Borderline - London, UK
November 17 - West End Center - Aldershot, UK
November 18 - Lews Con Club - Lewes, UK
November 20 - Epic Studios - Norwich, UK
November 22 - Trading Boundaries - Fletching, UK
November 25 - Talking Heads - Southampton, UK
December 15 - Peppel - Zeist, The Netherlands
December 16 - Harmonie - Bonn, Germany

Soft Machine is a legend and an institution of British music, a band who included Robert Wyatt, Daevid Allen, Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Andy Summers (later of The Police), Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Roy Babbington, John Marshall, Karl Jenkins, Allan Holdsworth, John Etheridge, Percy Jones, Rick Sanders, Dave McRae and Jack Bruce among others (Jimi Hendrix briefly jammed with the band in 1968!). Since its creation in 1966, this band pioneered Psychedelic and Progressive Rock, led the 'Canterbury' trend, pioneered jazz-rock, and then guitar-led fusion (launching the guitar god Allan Holdsworth in 1974), influenced generations of musicians. Disbanded in 1978, recreated in few occasions in 1981 and 1984, the band resurfaces in 1999 under the name of Soft Ware. Much was said about this band with a very complex intriguing history of constant personal changes during the 1966-1978 period. The band resurrected in 1999 under the name of Soft Ware, then as Soft Works 2002-2004 and Soft Machine Legacy 2004-2015. In December 2015, it was confirmed that the band had dropped the "Legacy" tag from their name, as the band featured three of the group's 1970s era members –  guitarist John Etheridge, drummer John Marshall and bassist Roy Babbington (from the seminal 1976's album Softs), in addition to flute and sax player Theo Travis – returning to the original name from 2015, and performing numerous concerts all around Europe, South America and Japan.

To pre-order Soft Machine's Hidden Details CD and HD 24bit Download:
All CD orders come with HD 24bit downloads.
Pre-ordered CDs will be shipped in the end of August 2018.
Pre-ordered Downloads will be released the first week of September.
Those who purchased either the CD or HD Download, will receive instant download of one tune before the official release date. Downloads of two more tunes will be released on August 4 2018, and the full album download will be released on September 7 2018.
$15 for the CD + shipping (from USA) and $10 for HD 24bit Download.

Pre-orders are also available on Theo Travis' website:
£10 for the CD plus shipping (from U.K.).
Special package is also available comprising: the CD signed by all 4 members of Soft Machine - John Etheridge, John Marshall, Roy Babbington and Theo Travis; an exclusive color photo print of the band signed by all 4 members; high resolution bonus track only otherwise available on the vinyl edition. £22 plus shipping (from UK).

A special 2LP vinyl edition on Tonefloat Records which includes a whole side of six bonus studio tracks from the same recording sessions as the main album. The vinyl double album comes in 3 editions - blue vinyl, orange vinyl and a special limited edition of orange and blue marbled vinyl only available at concerts on the Soft Machine Hidden Details world tour. (29.99 Euros + shipping)

MoonJune Records: http://www.moonjune.com/

Soft Machine's Official Facebook page:

Current Soft Machine's BandCamp:

John Etheridge's Soft Machine page:
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Prog Ensemble 41POINT9 Premieres Second Video “These Four Lands” From Forthcoming Album “Mr. Astute Trousers”

"In my mind this is a band that melds two of my favorite things about music; Pop sensibility and progressive complexity. " - Ted Leonard – Spocks Beard, Enchant 

Prog ensemble 41POINT9 is premiering their second video titled "These Four Lands"  from their forthcoming album "Mr. Astute Trousers" on Sonic Perspectives! The band has two albums being released internationally on September 21, 2018. One is the brand-new sophomore release "Mr. Astute Trousers" and the other is a remixed and remastered version of their debut album "Still Looking For Answers." The band has been busy creating a series of high quality concept videos to help get word about the album out.

Hammer meets anvil and the sparks fly. In the process, a sword is made stronger than it could have been before. The same thing happened back in 1995 when bassist/songwriter/producer Bob Madsen met guitarist/songwriter/singer Brian Cline in the North Bay Area of California. Brian and Bob began working together on a few tunes written by Bob and began a lifelong "bromance." In Brian, Bob had found the perfect voice for his muse. The only problem was Brian's insistence on editing Bob's lyrics (a process referred to as "lyrical evisceration"). (Of course, the real problem is that almost without exception Bob has had to admit that Brian's edits make the songs better.)

After nearly a decade of friendship the two decided to start a band together. That band is 41POINT9 and is known for being a prog rock band, but Bob and Brian would probably argue that point with you. "We don't care about styles or subjects or how the song will be classified. We start out with an idea and let the idea dictate where the song will lead. We usually write the lyrics first and then add the music in order to further the concept of the song. As such, we are able to bring a diverse range of musical influences to bear, like a painter would with many pigments and brushes. We actually create the songs with little to no regard for how we would or even could perform them live." Bob continues, "We might combine Stravinsky strings with funk bass and heavy metal guitars. Hip-hop or EDM production styles might meet new wave synths and storytelling lyrics that would be at home on a classic country album. We simply don't care as long as the song is good."

"Notice we didn't mention Prog?" Brian adds, "We absolutely love progressive music; however, we don't stop there. We are in the pursuit of the different. Shouldn't progressive music progress? Why apply the same stylistic norms that have been used since the '70s and still call it progressive? That's not progressive - that's stagnant."

"Don't get us wrong," chimes in Bob, "we are writing songs with a very strong pop sensibility and we feel they are eminently listenable; we just don't feel the pressure to stay in one genre or tonality. It just doesn't matter as long as it serves the song."

In support of the "Mr. Astute Trousers" album release, 41POINT9 is preparing to tour later in the year if all goes well. "The difficulty in touring is that we have been having a real problem finding a drummer for the band," Bob concludes. "All of the ones we have auditioned have spontaneously combusted. I guess that's what we get for using the same talent agency as Spinal Tap."