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‘The Ones That Nearly Got Away’ (bite sized reviews from 2014)
01 Jan. 2015

‘The Ones That Nearly Got Away’ (bite sized reviews from 2014)


You all know that I cannot write short reviews, they are always in depth and take an album apart to give a track-by-track breakdown of the record. I also try to give a decent biography of the artist involved and a convoluted introduction.

This seems to work when reviewing the type of music that I do, I give the reader a level of intelligence that means they have the time and inclination to look deeper into the music I am reviewing.

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The Aaron Clift Experiment
10 Oct. 2014

The Aaron Clift Experiment


Bio:

The seeds for The Aaron Clift Experiment started in 2007.  Up until then, I had been composing classical music and preparing for would have likely been a career in academia.  However, around that time, I had a change of heart and realized that I preferred writing and performing rock music (I had a rock band in college and had always been a fan of rock music).

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Crimson Reign
06 Jun. 2014

Crimson Reign


Hailing from Phoenix, AZ, Crimson Reign is the brainchild of Titus Medina. Although Titus was new on the scene, as he had just moved to Phoenix from his home state of Colorado, it didn’t take long before he could find himself at home within the local music scene and team up with some of the most talented local performers.

Crimson Reign’s early line up was established in 2002, and after a few changes and adjustment eventually the band settled with Titus on lead guitar, James Eden on drums, Darren Tuchawena on bass, Steve Estrada on rhythm guitar and Donovan Bosworth on vocal duties.

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Proud Peasant
06 Jun. 2014

Proud Peasant


Proud Peasant, is a USA-based progressive rock band.  On May 27th, 2014, they released their debut album, Flight, via CD Baby on their own label, Basement Avatar Records.  Their music is firmly rooted in classic progressive rock, and it has been described as both cinematic and pastoral.  Their tagline is: The soundtrack to sublime dreams and wicked nightmares.

Bio:

 My name is Xander Rapstine, and I’m the bandleader and primary composer for Proud Peasant.  In the summer of 2011, I was looking for a new direction. I had just quit my pop/rock band, The Evildoers, which was not an easy decision, as we had been together for about 8 years. I had always been a fan of classic progressive rock, and I decided that I would finally give it a go.

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Karnataka recruit a world class drummer: Jimmy Pallagrosi!
06 Jun. 2014

Karnataka recruit a world class drummer: Jimmy Pallagrosi!


karnataka drummerKarnataka are very pleased to introduce their new band member, world class drummer and multi-instrumentalist Jimmy Pallagrosi!

In recent years the band have been working with session drummers to ensure they had the best possible drummer in the drum seat and in that respect they’ve been very fortunate to have worked with some of the UK’s top musicians. However, they’ve always felt that in an ideal world it would be great to have the best possible drummer who was also a band member and part of the team, playing a full role in the song writing and arrangements. Enter Jimmy Pallagrosi!

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Fried Goat
05 May. 2014

Fried Goat


Bio:

Westy Bowen (vocals, guitar) and I (Deke Wiggins, lead guitar) started the band in 2007 in Augusta, GA. Initially we just played acoustically around town and eventually added drummer Brian Brittingham and bass player Iordan ‘Dan’ Atanassov. We played shows mostly in Georgia and South Carolina for a few years. We started recording our debut album, Bon Appetit, in 2010 in Augusta and released it in 2011. It was produced by Ruskin Yeargain.

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Ben Cameron Project
05 May. 2014

Ben Cameron Project


Bio:

In 2013 I decided to start working on a new solo project, a break from my regular band Aronora, something where I could really just channel the classic prog stuff that I had been spending a lot of time listening to and somewhat obsessively studying. When it came to the recording of the project, I decided to get my brother Chris involved to record the drums firstly because he’s the best drummer I know and secondly, has an amazing ear for where a feel or groove should sit in order to complement the overall vibe of where an album is going.

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IQ To Release Tenth Studio Album- The Road Of Bones
04 Apr. 2014

IQ To Release Tenth Studio Album- The Road Of Bones


A little known fact about my career here at Lady Obscure, my very first review wasn’t done for a webzine, or for any other form of news media. It was written specifically for the Lady herself, years ago, in a fun little internet game that we of the nerd kind play to pass the days. The album, IQ’s Frequency, and my love for IQ possesed me as it always does, to the point where my review submitted ended up being a 3000 word dissection of their brilliant album. The Lady’s response to my review…”After reading it, the passion, flow, technical grasp and depth of the review makes you want to go out there, find everyone involved in making of the album and kiss them on their cheeks.” Needless to say, this eventually led to my signing up as a writer for our wonderful webzine, but before going all in, I had one condition.

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Q&A with Structural Disorder
02 Feb. 2014

Q&A with Structural Disorder


Bio:

The initial idea of the band all started back in the late spring of 2011 when Erik parted ways with the tech-death band Sectu (after being a live-session musician) and pretty much figured that it was time to start a new band.
Almost a year earlier Erik, Johannes and Markus had tried to jam out to some material that Erik had written – but due to different reasons (one being the fact that it was hard to find personel for the band…) the project pretty much fell into hiatus. But when Erik found himself without a band he felt that it was time, contacted Markus and Johannes and presented the idea.
Erik had also found a potential drummer for the project in Björn Edlund (RainXeed), who planned on moving to Stockholm from Luleå during the fall.
IMG_6530When autumn came Björn, sadly did not move to Stockholm – and we found ourselves without a drummer again. About this time we started to look at different websites and adds, without any success – since the drummers we found mostly wanted to play pretty straight-forward heavy metal rather than prog. But one day – when Markus and Erik had gone back to the Royal College of Music in Stockholm to study for the semester – Kalle appeared.
When we started to jam together with Kalle the pieces pretty much started to fit right away – we had all the same taste in music and the same view of how to manage a band – but we realized that we needed another guitar player. Enter: Hjalmar! Hjalmar was a friend of Johannes, having gone to the same ”folkhögskola” (RML) – and Hjalmar proved to be a much needed addition to the band!
Once the lineup was complete, no time was spared and the studio was booked just four months after the bands first rehearsal together.

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Cats the Musical in Istanbul
01 Jan. 2014

Cats the Musical in Istanbul


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Finally, we have one of the largest performing arts centers in the world, right at the very heart of Istanbul! Zorlu Center Performing Arts Center (PSM), residing on a total of 50.000 m2, has recently begun to host the legendary musical productions well-known throughout the world. I’d like to mention some very extraordinary facts about the Main Theater, so you can understand why the biggest productions of musical history are on the verge of signing a contract with the Center.

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