duminică, 30 decembrie 2012

TOP 10 ALBUME 2012

Cele mai faine 10 albume scoase anul asta pentru mine.
1.       Elephant9 – Atlantis

2.       Lis Er Stille – Nous

3.       Bushman’s Revenge – A Little Bit Of Big Bonanza

4.       Anglagard – Vijlans Oga

5.       Vaura – Selenelion

6.       Swans – The Seer

7.       Christoph Stiefel & Lisette Spinnler – Bima Sakti

8.       Storm Corrosion – Storm Corrosion

9.       Isis – Temporal

10.   Lars Danielsson - Liberetto

TOP 20 ALBUME POST-ROCK 2012


1.       Lis Er Stille – Nous

2.       Swans – The Seer

3.       Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend

4.       Sigur Ros – Valtari

5.       L A N D – Night Within

6.       Mono – For My Parents

7.       The Samuel Jackson Five - The Samuel Jackson Five

8.       If These Trees Could Talk – Red Forest

9.       Leech – If We Get There One Day, Would You Please Open The Gate?

10.   Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – The West Will Rise Again

11.   Summer Fades Away – We Meet The Last Time, Then Departure

12.   Betrayal At Bespin – Rains

13.   We Lost The Sea – The Quietest Place On Earth

14.   Bitcrush – Collapse

15.   When Icarus Falls – Aegean

16.   Té – Therefore, The Illusion Of Density Breach…

17.   Earthlimb – Origin

18.   Jambinai – Differance

19.   Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster – Exegesis

20.   Dirty Three – Toward The Low Sun

 

TOP 20 AVANT/EXPERIMENTAL/FUSION


1.       Elephant9 – Atlantis

2.       Bushman’s Revenge – A Little Bit Of Big Bonanza

3.       Vaura – Selenelion

4.       Storm Corrosion - Storm Corrosion

5.       Kayo Dot – Gamma Knife

6.       Inner Ear Brigade – Rainbro

7.       Magma – Felicite Thosz

8.       Cucamonga – Alter Huevo

9.       Tin Hat – The Rain Is A Handsome Animal

10.   Thinking Plague – Decline And Fall

11.   Extra Life – Dream Seeds

12.   The Melvins – Freak Puke

13.   T.R.A.M. – Lingua Franca

14.   The Atomic Bomb Audition – How To Dismantle a U2

15.   Subtilior – Absence Upon a Ground

16.   Jack Dupon – Bascule A Vif

17.   Ehnahre – Old Earth

18.   Merkabah – A Lament For The Lamb

19.   Yakuza – Beyul

20.   Aaron Novik – Secret Of Secrets

TOP 20 ALBUME PROG METAL/EXTREME/POST METAL 2012


1.       Isis – Temporal

2.       Neurosis - Honor Found In Decay

3.       Between The Buried And Me – The Parallax II: The Future Sequence

4.       Borknagar – Urd

5.       Dordeduh - Dar De Duh

6.       Ulver – Childhood’s End

7.       Aoria - The Constant

8.       Katatonia – Dead End Kings

9.       Soen – Cognitive

10.   Transcend – The Mind

11.   OSI – Fire Make Thunder

12.   PostHumanBigBang - PostHumanBigBang

13.   Incoming Cerebral Overdrive – Le Stelle A Voyage Adrift

14.   Ihsahn – Eremita

15.   Marching Mind – The Sickness And The Theory

16.   Devin Townsens Project – Epicloud

17.   Affector – Harmagedon

18.   Pigeon Toe – The First Perception

19.   Prisma – You Name It

20.   Meshuggah - Koloss

TOP 20 ALBUME NEO/SYMPHONIC/HEAVY/CROSSOVER/SPACE PROG 2012


1.       Anglagard - Viljans Oga

2.       Big Big Train - English Electric (Part One)

3.       Astra – The Black Chord

4.       Motorpsycho – The Death Defying Unicorn

5.       El Doom & The Born Electric - El Doom & The Born Electric

6.       Beardfish – The Void

7.       Echolyn – Echolyn

8.       The Flower Kings - Banks Of Eden

9.       Neal Morse – Momentum

10.   Kaipa – Vittjar

11.   Marillion – Sounds That Can’t Be Made  

12.   Rush – Clockwork Angels

13.   SBB – SBB

14.   Diagonal – The Second Mechanism

15.   Lalle Larsson`s Weaveworld  - Nightscapes

16.   Violeta De Outono – Espectro

17.   Presto Ballet – Relic of the Modern World

18.   Howlin Rain – Russian Wilds

19.   Gavin Harrison & o5ric – The Man Who Sold Himself

20.   RAK – The Book of Flight

TOP 20 ALBUME JAZZ 2012


1.       Christoph Stiefel & Lisette Spinnler - Bima Sakti

2.       Lars Danielsson – Liberetto

3.       Avishai Cohen – Duende

4.       Ulf Wakenius – Vagabond

5.       Tord Gustavsen Quartet – The Well

6.       Anders Jormin – Ad Lucem

7.       Ulrich Drechsler Trio - Beyond Words

8.       Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis, Henry Texier – 3+3

9.       Food – Mercurial Balm

10.   Eivind Aarset - Dream Logic

11.   Bobo Stenson Trio – Indicum

12.   Philip Catherine - Cote Jardin

13.   John Surman – Saltash Bells

14.   Louis Sclavis Atlas Trio – Sources

15.   Paolo Fresu & Omar Sosa – Alma

16.   Erland Dahlen – Rolling Bomber

17.   Kirsti Huke & Tore Brunborg – Scent of Soil

18.   Ballrogg – Cabin Music

19.   Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet

20.   John Zorn – Templars/In Sacred Blood

 

joi, 20 decembrie 2012

Pymlico - Directions 2012

Norvegieni, la al doilea material. Multe chestii faine, de ascultat.

4/5










Songs:
1. Compliments of Sharky
2. Heroes
3. The little grey cells
4. R.W.
5. 2280
6. Regulus

Musicians:
Arild Brøter / drums, keyboards
Axel Toreg Reite / bass
Mads Tvinnereim Horn / guitars
Mattias Krohn Nielsen / guitars
Geir-Anders Haugen / guitars
Øyvind Brøter: Hammond / organ, piano
Julie Falkevik Tungevåg / piano

Fredrik Sydow Hage  saxophones
Karoline Torkildsen / flute 




marți, 18 decembrie 2012

Psycho Praxis - Echoes From The Deep 2012

Italieni, tot album de debut. Sonoritati din anii '70, merita ascultat.

4/5










Songs:
01. Privileged Station 08:03
02. P.S.M. 08:14
03. Hoodlums 07:41
04. Black Crow 09:07
05. Awareness 05:52
06. Noon 07:16

Musicians:
Andrea Calzoni / vocals, flute
Paolo Vacchelli / guitars
Paolo Tognazzi / keyboards
Matteo Marini / bass
Matteo Tognazzi / drums
 

Amusia - Time Will Tell 2012

Album de debut pentru trupa canadiana. Influente Rush, dar e ok, poate fi bagat in seama.

4/5









Songs:
1. Small Hours 02:43
2. Rest Assured 03:51
3. Breathe Easy 10:42
4. All We Are 02:34
5. Cut The Rope 04:39
6. The Final Cry 04:55
7. Steel String Cage 03:41
8. Crossfire 08:20
9. Sirens 04:52
10. Requiem 02:26
11. Pyre 07:10
12. Time Will Tell 10:21 

Musicians:
Adrian Naqvi / vocals
Chris Hogan / guitar
Shafer Carson / bass, synthesizers
Mike Edin / drums 



luni, 17 decembrie 2012

Ballrogg - Cabin Music 2012

Trio norvegian, la al treilea album. Care nu e de ratat.

5/5









Songs:
1. Swedish Country
2. Breakfast Music
3. Sliding Doors
4. Fireplace

Musicians:
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm / alto saxophone, clarinet, electronics
Roger Arntzen / double bass
Ivar Grydeland / pedal steel guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo

Food - Mercurial Balm 2012

A cincea realizare pentru grupul ce contine muzicieni unul si unul, a doua la ECM. De ascultat musai.

5/5








Songs:
1. Nebular
2. Celestial Food
3. Ascendant
4. Phase
5. Astral
6. Moonpie
7. Chanterelle
8. Mercurial Balm
9. Magnetosphere
10. Galactic Roll

Musicians:
Iain Ballamy / saxophones, electronics
Thomas Strønen / drums, electronics
Christian Fennesz / guitar, electonics
Eivind Aarset / guitar, electronics
Prakash Sontakke / slide-guitar, vocal
Nils Petter Molvær / trumpet 



Ibrahim Maalouf - Wind 2012

Trompetist libanez, aici alaturi de nume mari din jazz. De bagat in seama.

4/5










Songs:
1 Doubts 3:31
2 Suspicions 7:10
3 Waiting 4:51
4 Questions & Answers 4:38
5 Waiting 2 0:55
6 Excitment 6:45
7 Certainty 6:09
8 Sensuality 7:42
9 Issues 6:03
10 Suprises 6:28
11 Doubts 2 4:55
12 Mystery 3:25

Musicians:
Ibrahim Maalouf / trumpet
Mark Turner / sax
Frank Woeste / piano
Larry Grenadier / bass
Clarence Penn/ drums



John Zorn - The Concealed Esoteric Secrets and Hidden Traditions of the East 2012

Alt album scos de John Zorn anul asta. De ascultat si asta.

4/5










Songs:
1. Persepolis [04:02]
2. The Hidden Book [02:57]
3. Passage to Essentuki [03:44]
4. Pathway of Fire [04:01]
5. Towards Kafiristan [03:29]
6. Kavanah [05:02]
7. Back to Bokhara [05:24]
8. The Silver Thread [04:27]
9. The Dervish [06:32]
10. The Way of the Sly Man [03:49]
11. Amu Darya [04:45]
12. A Portrait of Moses Cordovero [05:36]
13. Visitation of the Night Angels [04:09]

Musicians:
John Zorn / alto sax
Trevor Dunn / bass
Mark Feldman / violin
Erik Friedlander / cello
John Medeski / piano
Kenny Wollesen / vibes 
Joey Baron / drums



Philip Catherine - Cote Jardin 2012

Unul dintre cele mai faine albume de jazz de anul asta. De bagat urechea la el.

5/5









Songs:
1. Misty Cliffs
2. Seven Teas
3. Lost Land
4. La Prima Vera
5. Côté Jardin
6. The Hostage
7. Virtuous Woman
8. Yellow Landscape
9. Janet
10. Je me suis fait tout petit
11. Gilles et Mirona
12. Karagoz

Musicians:
Philip Catherine / guitars
Nicola Andrioli / piano
Philippe Aerts / bass
Antoine Pierre / drums, percusions
Philippe Decock / keyboards
Isabelle Catherine / vocals (5)

vineri, 14 decembrie 2012

Nine Stones Close - One Eye On The Sunrise 2012

Britanici, neo-prog, la al patrulea album.De pus spre ascultare.

4/5










Songs:
1. Faceless Angel
2. A Secret
3. Janus
4. ... and dream of sleep
5. One Eye On The Sunrise
6. Eos
7. The Weight
8. The Distance
9. Frozen Moment
10. Sunset

Musicians:
Marc Atkinson / vocals
Adrian Jones / guitars
Peter Vink / bass
Brendan Eyre / keyboards
Pieter van Hoorn / drums





Moskus - Salmesykkel 2012

Trei tineri norvegieni, un album musai de ascultat.

5/5










Songs:
1. Salmesykkel 5:00
2. Kloster 1:04
3. Bibelbeltet 2:50
4. Nar det regne pa presten dryp det pa klokkarn 6:36
5. Farlig norsk hengebru 5:05
6. Dagen derpa og veien tellbaksjatt 4:25
7. Creperie de Marie 2:24
8. Ville Vesten 5:17
9. Snorres Saga 3:14
10. Moskus 3:50

Musicians:
Anja Lauvdal / piano
Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson / bass
Hans Hulbækmo / drums

Maze Of Time - Masquerade Show 2012

Suedezi, a treia lor realizare. Se simte Marillion, dar e un album care se poate asculta.

3/5









Songs:
1. 3-angle
2. Masquerade Show
3. Pandora's Box
4. Dark Matter
5. Mile by Mile
6. Mountain of Madness
7. Next Morning
8. Mean Messiah, Man Machine
9. Predator
10. Humanoid

Musicians:
Jesper Landén / vocals
Robert I Edman / guitars, vocals
Jan Persson / Bass
Alex Jonsson / keyboards
Thomas Nordh / drums
Björn Öhman / backing vocals


joi, 13 decembrie 2012

Kettlespider - Avadante 2012

Album de debut pentru trupa australiana. Unul destul de bun, de pus la ascultare.

4/5









Songs:
1. Introduction (0.37)
2. Discovery (4.38)
3. Avadante (4.52)
4. Comatose (5.55)
5. Revelations (6.32)
6. New Eyes (1.36)
7. Reflections (8.46)

Musicians:
Scott Ashburn / guitars
Haris Boyd-Gerny / guitars
Colin Andrews / bass
Geoffrey Fyfe / keyboards
Simon Wood / drums, percussion




marți, 11 decembrie 2012

We Lost The Sea -The Quietest Place on Earth 2012

Trupa australiana, la a doua realizare. Apropiati de Isis sau Neurosis, de ascultat, fara indoiala..

5/5









Songs:
1. A Quiet Place
2. Barkhan Charge
3. With Grace
4. Forgotten People
5. Nuclear City
6. A Day and Night of Misfortune I - Day
7. A Day and Night of Misfortune I - Night 


Musicians:
Mark Owen
Chris Torpy
Brendon Warner
Mat Kelly
Kieran Elliott
Matt Harvey
Nathaniel D’Ugo



 

My Education - A Drink for All My Friends 2012

Americani, al saselea album al lor .Post-rock de cea mai buna calitate, de bagat spre ascultare.

4/5









Songs:
1. A Drink... (1:50)
2. ...For All My Friends (6:37)
3. Mister 1986 (9:11)
4. Black Box (6:25)
5. Roboter-Hohlenbewohner (7:55)
6. Happy Village (11:28)
7. Homunculus (3:27)

Musicians:
Brian Purington / guitar
Chris Hackstie / guitar
James Alexander / viola, guitar
Scott Telles / bass
Vincent Durcan / drums
Henna Chou / cello, keyboards
Sarah Norris / vibraphone


luni, 10 decembrie 2012

Manning - Akoustik 2012

Trupa muzicianului britanic Guy Manning, fondatorul The Tangent, mai are vreo 12 albume de studio in spate. Chiar daca se simte Jethro Tull, asta e de ascultat musai.

5/5








Songs:
1. In Swingtime (4.30)
2. Antares (5.31)
3. Clocks (4.16)
4. Castaways (4.07)
5. Silent Man (4.31)
6. Margaret Montgomery (4.51)
7. A Place To Hide (4.31)
8. The View From My Window (4.49)
9. Phase (The Open And The Widening Sky) (4.55)
10. Tears In The Rain (6.05)
11. The Night And The Devil (4.53)
12. In My Life (6.25)

Musicians:
Guy Manning / acoustic guitar, vocals
Julie King / vocals, percussion
Kev Currie / guitar, vocals
Chris Catling / guitar
David Million / guitar
Kris Hudson-Lee / bass
Martin Thiselton / keyboards, violin
Stephen Dundon / flute
Rick Henry / drums, percussion






Ifsounds - Red Apple 2012

Italieni, la al saselea material. Cateva momente ok, se poate incerca.

3/5









Songs:
1. Another Dawn (2:22)
2. Red Apple (5:56)
3. Web Tube Stars (3:51)
4. Messages from the Stars (4:53)
5. After (7:17)
6. They are almost here (6:26)
7. New World Order (5:24)
8. Red Sun Tonight (6:51)
9. Space Refugees (5:52)
10. The Crossing (5:11)
11. Christmas 2012 (7:39)

Musicians:.
Federica Berchicci / vocals
Dario Lastella / guitars, keyboards
Franco Bussoli / bass
Claudio Lapenna / piano, organ
Enzo Bellocchio / drums

vineri, 30 noiembrie 2012

Standing Ovation - The Antikythera Mechanism 2012

Alt album de debut. Trupa e finlandeza, iar materialul lor e printre cele mai bune pe felia de prog metal de anul asta. Merita ascultat.

5/5









Songs:
1. Scatter (2:04)
2. Escapade (3:11)
3. Travesty (2:29)
4. Black Box (6:06)
5. Hey Ho! (3:27)
6. Hemorrhage (6:07)
7. I Have Superhuman Powers (5:52)
8. Break the News (5:05)
9. The Antikythera Mechanism Pt. 1 – Xekínima (8:58)
10. The Antikythera Mechanism Pt. 2 – Eureka (5:23)
11. The Antikythera Mechanism Pt. 3 – Apoptosis (5:44)

Musicians:
Jouni Partanen / vocals
Johannes Kurvinen / guitars, backing vocals
Antti Kukkonen / guitars
Panu Nykänen / bass  
Petri Eskola / keyboards, backing vocals
Mikko Kymäläinen / drums





Nostalgia 77 And The Monster - The Taxidermist 2012

Britanici, avem aici şi funk, si jazz si un bassist meserias de tot. Merita atentie.

4/5






Songs:
1. The Taxidermist
2. The Last Few Days
3. Algernon
4. The Ignored
5. Zippy Slipper
6. Angels & Demons
7. At Play
8. Sunrise In Mexico
9. By The Light Of Your Eyes

Musicians:
Mathew Bourne / piano
Ross Stanley / organ
James Allsopp /sax, clarinet
Fulvio Sigurta / trumpet
Riaan Vosloo / bass
Tim Giles / drums


Antimatter - Fear Of A Unique Identity 2012

Al cincilea album, la cinci ani de la precedentul. Aceeasi atmosfera faina, de bagat spre auditie.

4/5









 Songs:
1. Paranova
2. Monochrome
3. Fear Of A Unique Identity
4. Firewalking
5. Here Come The Men
6. Uniformed & Black
7. Wide Awake In The Concrete Asylum
8. The Parade
9. A Place In The Sun

Musicians:
Mick Moss / vocals, guitars, bass, synthesizers, piano, programming, samples

Guests:
Colin Fromont / drums
Vic Anselmo / vocals
David Hall / violin



Scarlet Hollow - What If Never Was 2012

Tot album de debut, trupa americana. Multe chestii faine si aici, de bagat in seama.

4/5









Songs:
1. The Path 7:01
2. Apathy’s Child 4:01
3. Thermal Winds 4:41
4. Around the Bend 11:05
5. The Waiting 5:18
6. Behind the Lines 3:39
7. All That Remains 5:42
8. As the Blade Falls 6:16
9. 20:20 4:42
10. Nightfall Overture 7:25 

Musicians:
Allison Vonbuelow / vocals, guitars, synths
Gregg Olson / guitars
Jeff Mack / bass
Diego Grom Meravigliea / drums, percussion

Silver Key - In The Land Of Dream 2012

Trupa italiana, album de debut. Care nu suna deloc rau, e de ascultat.

4/5










Songs:
1. In the land of Dream 07:43
2. More Than I Can 08:17
3. Learn To Let Go 07:33
4. Millennium 08:31
5. The Loss Of The Silver Key 02:48
6. The Guant Man 04:38
7. The Running Kid 03:39
8. The Guardian Of The Seventh Seal 02:28
9. Through The Gates Of The Silver Key 02:25
10. Dim Carcosa 03:54
11. The Silver Key 02:44
12. The King Of Light 03:57
13. Welcome 04:36

Musicians:
Yuri Abietti / vocals, guitar
Carlo Monti / guitar
Alberto Grassi / bass
Davide Manara / keyboards
Viviano Crimella / drums, percussions




joi, 22 noiembrie 2012

Moonrise - Stopover-Life 2012

Al treilea album pentru polonezi. Neo-prog de calitate, de bagat in seama.

4/5








Songs:
1. Stopover-Life
2. Surrender To Win
3. Start Up Song
4. Let It Flow
5. Flying In Empty Lands
6. Blind Faces
7. Guardian Angel
8. Unravel Your Soul
9. Mr Strange

Musicians:
Marcin Jajkiewicz / vocals
Kamil Konieczniak / keyboards, guitars, bass
Marcin Kruczek / guitars
Dariusz Rybka / saxophones
Grzegorz Bauer / drums