This 7-disc boxed set RUSH: THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1989-2007, features every studio album Rush recorded for Atlantic Records. The collection includes the Gold & Platinum albums Presto (1989), Roll The Bones (1991), Counterparts (1993), and Test For Echo (1996), as well as their covers EP Feedback (2004) and the Billboard Top 5 album Snakes & Arrows (2007). THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1989-2007 features each album presented in a wallet sleeve that faithfully reproduces the original artwork (except for VAPOR TRAILS Remixed, which features a reinterpreted version of the original cover).
Collection includes: Take Offs and Landings (2001); The Execution of All Things (2002); More Adventurous (2004); Under the Blacklight (2007).
Psychedelic free folk/jazz/rock merchants formed in Bristol 2002, featuring the lysergic sounds of double bass, sax n' flute, sitar, electric noise, super-fuzz, northumbrian bagpipes and vocals straight out of 1969 era Fairport. The work of Fuzz Against Junk has included the techniques of collective improvisation. The tapestry of their music can at first be confusing, for it is the aural equivalent of a constantly agitated kaleidoscope be each instrument freaking-out in ever new ways.
Rare Earth combined R&B, funk, and psychedelic rock on hits like "Get Ready" and "I Just Want To Celebrate", but FILL YOUR HEAD tells the story of their classic years in detail. Encompassing the five studio albums from their prime period, this box set includes not only the band's best-known material, but all the additional album cuts that simultaneously contextualize and complete the Rare Earth legacy. Get the lowdown on one of finest, funkiest rock bands ever to grow from the Motown family tree.
New age composer/keyboardist Davol had an early interest in music, receiving classical piano training as a child and studying jazz and classical harpsichord in college. Since the acquisition of a micro Moog synthesizer at the age of 13, he had an undying passion for electronic music and was addicted to the music of Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream. Davol began writing and recording his own pieces as a hobby while he studied microbiology. Some of the tapes he passed out to friends made their way to Silver Wave Records, who offered Davol a recording contract. In 1989, he released his debut album, "Mystic Waves", and also received his Ph.D. in microbiology…
Launched in January, 2004, at the initiative of drummer François Bernatchez, the musical formation Qwaarn proposes a musical epic entirely in progressive rock, an interplanetary voyage lived through Qwaarn, the story’s main character. Qwaarn is also a “group in progress” whose members are fluid, appearing according to the musical needs of the piece they are working on. Several of them are active in other groups or are working on solo projects. The varied backgrounds and the fluidity of the musicians also enriches the sound and musical landscape of this group with its unusual way of operating. In the two concept albums of Qwaarn can be found highly imaged musical networks that melt into a space-time continuum that unites science fiction and pathetic reality.
Metaphor was formed by Malcolm Smith (guitars), Marc Spooner (keyboards), Bob Koehler (drums), and doing the bass and vocal works, brothers Vince and Robert Montia, respectively. It happened in 1993, in California, USA and the original band line-up specialized in covering the songs of UK-progressive band Genesis, from the so-called Gabriel Era (1970-1975).
Entertaining Thanatos (2004). After the wide critical acclaim and success of their first CD "Starfooted," Metaphor is back with their eagerly-awaited second effort. Here is more great progressive rock featuring new depths of compositional ideas as Metaphor continues to explore its evolving musical identity. Metaphor's first CD was praised for its musicality, harmonic sensibilities, and thoughtful vocals…
One of Stereolab's many spin-offs and side projects, Monade (pronounced mon-ard) originally featured Laetitia Sadier and Pram's Rosie Cuckston. The duo began collaborating in the mid-'90s, and Sadier recorded the first Monade tracks in 1996 at Pram's studio, with Cuckston playing and also helping to engineer the session. Some of these tracks were released by Duophonic as the Sunrise Telling and Witch Hazel/Ode to a Keyring singles. Sadier continued to record at Stereolab's own studio without Cuckston, and one of these tracks, "Cache Cache," ended up as a B-side on Stereolab's Calimero single. In between her Stereolab duties, Sadier completed enough material for Monade's debut album, Socialisme Ou Barbarie: The Bedroom Recordings, which was released by Duophonic in Europe and by Drag City in the U.S. in spring 2003.
InTRO (2006). The music by Bruno Sanfilippo is an imaginative combination of elements typical of Space Ambient and others of an avantgarde character sometimes near to Contemporary Instrumental Music, whose result in this album is an impressive colection of electronic symphonic pieces, in an atmosphere typical of a soundtrack for an adventure movie. The music turns out to be dreamy, even oniric, with ethereal sounds, cosmic textures and a careful musical sensitivity that make of this album an ideal vehicle to let imagination soar through unearthly worlds…