InsideOutMusic are very pleased to announce the signing of United Progressive Fraternity for the release of their debut album 'Fall In Love With The World' this November. Formed from the ashes of respected Australian progressive rockers Unitopia, the band sees Matt Williams, Dave Hopgood, Tim Irrgang & Mark 'Truey' Trueack joined by Guy Manning (Manning, The The Tangent), Daniel Mash (Maschine, The Tangent), & Marek Arnold. The forthcoming album also features guest appearances from Jon Anderson of Yes, as well as Steve Hackett of Genesis.
On Track is a genre-defying collection of sophisticated songs that manage to combine impressive technical proficiency with catchy hooks and vast soundscapes. Sean Timms sleek production adds to the overall sense of quality and class on this impressive debut. The recording of On Track is completed by a stellar list of guest musicians including: Brody Thomas Green ('Southern Empire') drums; Tim Irrgang ( UPF ) percussion; Antonio Vittozzi ('Soul Secret') guitars; Luke Machin ('Maschine'/ Kiama / The Tangent ) guitars; Stephen Dundon ('Molly Bloom') flute; Nick Magnus keyboards; Phideaux vocals; Ulf Reinhardt ('Seven Steps to the Green Door') - drums…
The Decameron series is put together by Colossus magazine and in it, they bring together progressive rock artists from all over the world to make what is usually a multi-disc compilation album, but even by those standards, this four CD set is their most elaborate yet. Look at who is here!
German act ARGOS initially started out as a solo project by multi-instrumentalist and composer Thomas Klarmann, an experienced musician who started out in prog and fusion bands in the 70's. He abandoned the progressive part of the music scene more and more as time went by though, concentrating on jazz, but when he discovered the new progressive movement in the mid 90's spearheaded by acts like Flower Kings and Spock's Beard, the passion for making and performing progressive music returned as well.
"Covered Mirror Vol 1 Smooth as Silk" contains cover versions of songs composed by artists that inspired the musicians of Unitopia. In the stunning booklet, designed by Ed Unitsky, they tell us why they recorded these songs. Thirteen songs from different bands are revisited with Unitopia's unique touch and already nominated by Paperlate.nl as best album of 2012!
"One Night In Europe" is the first DVD plus double-CD containing live recordings of the Australian prog band Unitopia. The images have been recorded at Cultuurpodium Boerderij in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands on October 15, 2010. This concert was part of the first European tour called 'The More Than A Garden Of Dreams Tour 2010'. This tour brought the band in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Great Britain.
In August 2008, Unitopia signed a three album deal with InsideOut Music, Germany, the leading progressive rock record company in the world. Unitopia is the only Australian band to have signed with this label to this day. In November 18th, 2008, InsideOut Music released Unitopia’s 2nd CD, “The Garden”. The 15 track double CD firmly established Unitopia as one of the premiere progressive rock acts in the world.
In May 4th, 2010, Unitopia released their third album, “Artificial” worldwide through InsideOut Music. Based on the themes of artificial intelligence, this new CD consolidates Unitopia's position as one of the most exciting progressive rock acts to emerge since the 1970’s.
Unitopia hailing from Canberra, Australia originally released their debut album More Than A Dream in 2005, and now in 2007 Unicorn Digital has re-released it. It’s getting to be almost impossible to tell one neo-prog band from another, and Unitopia’s More Than a Dream vividly illustrates why. This Australian duo, with a mammoth supporting cast that includes brass, strings and orchestral arrangements, seemingly borrows its licks and vaguely apocalyptic lyrics from just about any and every prog rock outfit extant from the 70’s onward—and this doesn’t include what appears to be the group’s fervent desire to be the next Moody Blues, complete with the London Philharmonic in tow. As a consequence, one can hear fragments of Todd Rundgren and Rush, Peter Gabriel and Renaissance, Steve Hillage and The Alan Parsons Project, Radiohead and Porcupine Tree in virtually every song on More Than a Dream.