Erik Norlander

Erik Norlander - Surreal (2016)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Aug. 24, 2016
Erik Norlander - Surreal (2016)

Erik Norlander - Surreal (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Think Tank Media, TTMD-1058 | ~ 390 or 143 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock

ERIK NORLANDER GETS SURREAL Veteran California artist releases new solo album featuring keyboard-heavy prog rock…

Erik Norlander - The Galactic Collective (2010)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 22, 2011
Erik Norlander - The Galactic Collective (2010)

Erik Norlander - The Galactic Collective (2010)
Progressive Rock | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 10 Tracks
Scans(600dpi) Included | Chain Productions/Think Tank Media | TTMD-1054 | ~647 + 220 Mb | FSonic, FServe, Uploaded

If you're a fan of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Rick Wakeman, this is definitely something for you. Big instrumental symphonic rock from the keyboardist most well known for his work with Lana Lane and Rocket Scientists. Backed by a bunch of experienced musicians, among them his wife Lana Lane, fellow Rocket Scientist member Marc McCrite and John Payne (Asia)…

Erik Norlander - Hommage Symphonique (2006)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 1, 2018
Erik Norlander - Hommage Symphonique (2006)

Erik Norlander - Hommage Symphonique (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 434 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers - 70 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Think Tank Media (TTMD-1052)

Hommage Symphonique is an album of progressive rock covers recorded by master keyboardist Erik Norlander along with the virtuoso band of Gregg Bissonette, Don Schiff and Mark McCrite with Kelly Keeling handling all of the vocal duties. Erik also employed a small ensemble of acoustic instruments featuring Jon Pappenbrook (trumpets flugelhorn), Eric Jorgensen (trombones), Mike Alvarez (cello) and David Schiff (woodwinds). David is the brother of Don Schiff, and in addition to Don's NS/Stick work on the album, he also fills out the acoustic string ensemble with the new Bowed Guitar instrument. Erik's choice of covers reflects his own broad musical taste, performing songs originally recorded by ELP, ELO, Yes, Rick Wakeman, King Crimson, Procol Harum and Jethro Tull and Chuck Mangione…

Erik Norlander - Music Machine 2 CD (2003)  Music

Posted by rd at Nov. 15, 2010
Erik Norlander - Music Machine 2 CD (2003)

Erik Norlander - Music Machine 2 CD (2003)
EAC Rip | APE + CUE + LOG | 799 Mb | MP3 320 CBR | 296 Mb | Covers | 1:46:17
Genre: Progressive Rock

Keyboard virtuoso and producer extraordinaire Erik Norlander proudly announces the release of his 2003 rock opera, Music Machine, a double CD concept album about the dramatic rise and fall of a genetically engineered rock star.
Erik Satie - Oeuvres Pour Piano - Piano Works - Aldo Ciccolini (1991) {2CD Set EMI Classics rec 1966-1971}

Erik Satie - Oeuvres Pour Piano - Piano Works - Aldo Ciccolini (1991) {2CD Set EMI Classics rec 1966-1971}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 536 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 339 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 37 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1966-71, 1991 EMI France | EMI Classics | CZS 7 67282 2
Classical / Modern / Early 20th Century / Piano

It's simple: in his various realizations of the piano music of Erik Satie, Aldo Ciccolini set a standard that has yet to be bettered. This compilation, drawn from recordings made between 1966 and 1971, is consequently the best of the best. Ciccolini always played Satie's music as though it had been written by Claude Debussy, not by some cheap charlatan or uneducated primitive (which, to an extent that is still debatable, Satie was). The result is that these seemingly simple piano pieces acquire a tonal allure that is as surprising as it is undeniable. They possess an understated sophistication that points directly toward Ravel and Poulenc, at the same time providing an opening to the minimalist aesthetic of the later 20th century. Ciccolini's playing is pliant and graceful, and under his fingers the music seems to breathe and come alive. What more could a composer or a listener want? –Ted Libbey

Rocket Scientists - Earthbound (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 29, 2018
Rocket Scientists - Earthbound (1993)

Rocket Scientists - Earthbound (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 370 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Think Tank Media (TTMD-1011)

Formed in the late 1980s by keyboardist Erik Norlander and vocalist / guitarist Mark McCrite, the two released their first CD in 1993 joined by bassist Don Schiff who soon became a part of the band.
Rocket Scientists first efford is an interesting album, but it seems they still did no know exactly what they wanted to do or how to do. The basic elements are all here: excellent musicanship, fair use of analog keyboards, tasteful arrangements, great melodic sense. Compared to latter day RS records, the songs on Earthbound are shorter, more accessible and there are less solos. It looked like the band was still shy to experiment more and show off the excellency of their talents…
Dukes of the Orient - Dukes of the Orient (Japanese Edition) (2018)

Dukes of the Orient - Dukes of the Orient (Japanese Edition) (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:57:03 | 132.96 Mb | Cover
Melodic Rock / AOR | Country: USA (Las Vegas, NV) | Label: Frontiers Records

Presenting Dukes of the Orient, International AOR with a Mid-Atlantic Prog Accent. What do you get when you match a Brit from London who loves American AOR with an American from California who grew up on British Prog? Dukes of the Orient is the masterful pairing of vocalist John Payne (ex-ASIA, GPS) with keyboardist Erik Norlander (Last in Line, Lana Lane, Rocket Scientists) who now present their eponymous debut album, ten years in the making. Payne’s powerful arena-seasoned vocals carry soaring melodies and lush harmonies over the sea of classic synthesizers and keyboards artfully painted with Norlander’s signature sonic palette.

V.A. - Prog P39-47 (2015-2016)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 25, 2016
V.A. - Prog P39-47 (2015-2016)

V.A. - Prog P39-47 (2015-2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 4,1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,46 GB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: TeamRock

The Enid, Antimatter, Big Big Train, Aisles, Mystery, Panic Room, Galahad, Deus Ex Machina, Gandalf's Fist, NoSound and many more…

VA - Prog P4: Suits You, Sir (2012)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 29, 2014
VA - Prog P4: Suits You, Sir (2012)

VA - Prog P4: Suits You, Sir (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Future, ROP27CD-06-12 | ~ 544 or 544 or 184 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock / Progressive Metal

~ Aeon Zen, Cakewalk, Nerve Toy Trio, Edison's Children, Panic Room and many more ~
Rocket Scientists - Looking Backward (2007) [4CD + DVD Box Set]

Rocket Scientists - Looking Backward (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & iPod M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4CD | Think Tank Media, TTMV-1005 | ~ 1884 or 1894 or 639 Mb | Scans(jpg, 300dpi) -> 159 Mb
DVD-9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3, 2 ch, 384 Kbps / 6ch, 448 Kbps
Progressive Rock / Symphonic Prog

This 5- disc set came about as a result of the band's entire 90's studio back catalog going out of print. Bandleader and keyboardist Erik Norlander decided the best way to reissue those albums would be to remaster all 3 of the albums (their 1993 debut, EARTHBOUND; their 1995 sophomore effort, BRUTAL ARCHITECTURE; and their third album, 1999's OBLIVION DAYS), add on a disc of rerecordings from 2007, AND a DVD of candid studio footage dating from 1993-2007, an interview with Stick genius Emmett Chapman, and the 2007 Sessions plus interview segments all shot by HD film crews…